No. 2221 September 1September 7, 2011 Nine Year Old Gulfport Girl Sexually BatteredReader alert: This article contains Sexually graphic language and information that some may nd hard to read. Late Friday evening Gulfport police arrested 18-year-old Zaynus Crawford for sexual battery on a nine-yearold girl. According to statements, Crawford, 18, had no less than the nine year old victim over the past three weeks. Someone walked in on Crawford in a Gulfport home and found him with the young girl. Reports indicate he forced her to take her clothes off. The 18-year-old boy had his pants unzipped. The young girl told police Crawford tried to make her touch his penis and when she pulled See Sex Crime, page 20 The Longest LeapPhoto by Kimberly Worstell Millie, a two-and-half year old long hair dachshund, launches her wiener-dog body into the Fossil Park pool at Saturdays dog swim. Every year the city of St. Petersburg opens the pool to dogs at summers end; once the dog swim ends staff drains and cleans the pool and closes it for the winter. After checking out the pool, Millie took a brave walk down the diving board but opted not to jump. She walked to the edge but was too scared to jump, her owner, Kimberly Worstell, said. Both of Millies parents (Calypso and Gri-Gri) work at the Gabber. Gulfport police arrested 18-year-old Zaynus Crawford for sexual battery.Positive Results for Encephalitis in Four Chickens Sentinel chickens serve as an early-warning detection system for mosquito-borne arboviral diseases and can signal the fact that mosquitoes carrying the diseases are present in the area. There are eight locations in the county where chickens are kept and tested weekly. Preliminary results on sentinel chickens recently showed an indication for either West Nile Virus or St. Louis encephalitis. Recent rains have caused an increase in the mosquito population in Pinellas County. Mosquito Control technicians are aggressively treating known breeding areas by ground and by air, as well as responding to requests from residents. Technicians report that the majority of homes they visit harbor conditions ideal for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one quarter inch of standing water, so residents are advised to take the following precautions: See Encephalitis, page 6
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4 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Lions Club Labor Day Fish Fry annual Gulfport Lions Labor Day Fish Fry is being set up for you on Monday, September 5th, served by the Lions of Gulfport at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive South, in Gulfport, right behind the Marina (directions: south on 49th Street to the end, turn 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, especially Sight First activities, as 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 event, call them at 515-7509. Hope to see yall there. Tow to Go AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser will protect roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend with the Tow to Go program. Anyone can call for a Tow to Go ride Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th. ride home and tow, free of charge, to anyone who may have had too much to drink and needs a ride from a bar or restaurant by simply calling 1-800AAA-HELP. AAA and Budweiser encourage individuals to plan for a safe 4th of July by choosing a Designated Driver or calling Tow to Go for a safe ride home.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 5 Gulfport Museum Reopens The Gulfport Historical Museum will reopen as of September 1st, from 2-4 p.m. weekdays, 10-12 Saturday. Come and see the refurbished collections, done by hard work from volunteers during July and August. Museum is at 5301 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport. News from the Gulfport Historical Society
6 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Encephalitis, from front page Empty water from old tires, containers, boat tarps and buckets. Eliminate standing water near plumbing drains, tair conditioner drips, septic tanks or rain gutters. Flush birdbaths and wading pools weekly. Flush bromeliads twice weekly or treat with a biological larvicide. Change the water in outdoor pet dishes daily. Keep pools adequately chlorinated. Stock ornamental ponds with screening. Repair rips or tears in door and window screens. In addition, the Florida Department of Health advises residents to follow preventive measures consisting of the 3 Ds: Drain standing water around the home. Dress in light colors and wear loose and legs. Defend yourself by using mosquito repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus on exposed skin, in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. By taking these simple precautions, residents can help reduce the number of mosquitoes and minimize mosquito-borne diseases. More information on controlling mosquitoes and a mosquito control request form can be found at the Pinellas County Mosquito Control website: www. pinellascounty.org/mosquito or residents can call Pinellas County Mosquito Control at (727) 464-7503. Childrens Gymnastics Class Sunshine Gymnastics will be starting on Friday September 9th. Boys and girls age 5-12 years old are welcome low balance beam, spring board, and more. The class is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and is $30 per month or $10 per class with a $15 registration (20% sibling discount). Please call Barbara at 804-9400 for more information. Alis Allstars Cheerleading Class Alis Allstars Cheerleading at the Gulfport Recreation Center is an ongoing class on Thursdays from 5:45-6:30. Children will learn cheers, chants, dance, stunts and team work. Ages 4-12 $24 per month with a $10 registration. For more information call Alison at 410-2227.
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8 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 The 11th Annual Gulfport GeckoFest The 11th Annual Gulfport GeckoFest will be held on Saturday, September 3 from noon to 10 p.m. This whimsical send off to summer is like Mardi Gras meets the Renaissance, and brings together strolling street performers, main stage performers, performing artists and vendors with all types of weird and wonderful wares up and down Beach Blvd. Over 200 arts, craft, food vendors and performing artists will be in attendance. Join the o-Fish-al Gecko Goddess and the Gecko Court along with Your Total Entertainment and other roving characters, who will be roaming the Live entertainment will be provided on two main stages from noon till 10 p.m. Dont forget this is an audience participation event especially the parade at 6 p.m. with adults and childrens costume contests and a hat contest at the end. Costume categories this year will include best Lizard of Oz, best decorated Umbrella and best Hat, for both children and adults. The day culminates in Gulfports famous street dance at 8 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes, and celebrate A portion of proceeds from Geckofest Gulfports Waterfront District. For more information, please visit www. Gulfportma.com, www.geckofest.com or call 727-322-5217. Watercolor with Patsi Returns Classes are on Thursdays starting September 2nd. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the cost is $13 per class or 4 for $45. Please call 727501-3559 for more information and list of supplies. Teen Board Game Afternoons new group forming every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library. Stop by after school to enjoy some fun and face-to-face more information, call Sheri at 727893-1074.
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10 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Honor First Responders Next Sunday St. Albans Episcopal Church in St. Pete Beach welcomes the community as it will, once again, honor the St. Pete Beach First events of 9/11, on Sunday, September 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a lavish potluck luncheon in the Parish Hall. Since September 11, 2001, the week of September 11 through the 17th has First Responders Appreciation Week. St. Albans has hosted a celebration of these brave men and women on the Sunday closest to 9/11 for many years. Letters of invitation have been sent to St. Pete Beach Fire and Police personnel, as well as, to the Mayor and City Commissioners. This event has been well attended by First Responders each year and they look forward to seeing them again this year. St. Albans welcomes everyone from the surrounding community to join in to anyone in our community in need or in an emergency. St. Albans Episcopal Church is located between 84th and 85th Avenues on Blind Pass Road in 360-8406 for more information.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Concert to Commemorate 9/11The St. Petersburg Community Chorus and Orchestra (65 voices, 25 musicians), directed by Dwight Thomas, will present Requiem, by Gabriel Faure on Sunday, September 11 at 5 p.m. at Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 Fourth Street N. in St. Petersburg. Concert commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11. Call 727-822-4173. Care Givers Support Groups If so, consider coming to one of Pasadena Community Churchs Care Giver Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
12 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 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. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. and 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. For more information, or to register visit their website at www.3KPetWalk.org or email Janet@SPCATampaBay.org or call Janet at 727 586-3591, ext. 168. Fall Opening Tea At Womans Club After a summer hiatus, the GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. will be holding their Fall Opening Tea on Friday, September 9th at 1 p.m. There is no charge and guests are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 522-2742 or 823-2088. The St. Petersburg Womans organization committed to serving the community through hands-on projects and fundraising as well as leadership development. They were with the General Federation of Womans Clubsthe largest and oldest nondenominational, non-partisan volunteer service organization of women in the world. For further information on monthly meetings, club activities or rental information of their historic clubhouse, please call 822-4982 or check out their website at www. stpetersburgwomansclub.org.
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14 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Open 11 Am 10 PM 7 Days a W eek Oysters, Clams & Mussels Baby Back RibsCajun, BBQ, or Plain Giant Lobster T ails The Scariest Witch of All Dolly Tickell reveals her true colors at the annual Gecko Ball Saturday night at the Peninsula Inn. This year event organizers went with a Lizard of Oz theme for the ball, an event that always precedes the annual Geckofest. Other costumes included several Dorothys, a double rainbow, a tornado, and the requisite ying monkeys. The Gabber also snapped some photos of Merchant Association president Leslie Gilchrist posing outside the witches castle; weve posted her photos and others on our photo gallery, accessible through theGabber.com. Have a funky event you want us to know about? Send your print quality photos (two megs or larger) to News@theGabber.com. Please include the names of everyone in the photo as well as your contact information. 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 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 727-216-6989 or visit the website at www.guilfoilacademyofdance.com.Calling all Craft Vendors The St. Petersburg Womans Club is looking for arts and craft vendors to participate in the 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts show on December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. To participate, the cost is $25 per vendor space. Call Carolyn DeFreitas at 727-674-3484.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 15 St. Pete Shell Club to Meet The St. Petersburg Shell Club will meet Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at 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 Lipe, noted author and recognized authority on Florida/Caribbean sea 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. Town Shores Red Hatters The Town Shores Red Hatters have 4000 43rd Street N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost will be $15. If you wish to attend please call Sandy at 343-6587 or Julie at 343-6587. They must respond by September 6th, so please do not delay if you will be attending. Transportation will be arranged after they have a count.
16 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Red Hot Beach Nuts applaud The Help The Red Hot Beach Nuts, Gulfport, a chapter of the Red Hat Society enjoyed an afternoon at the movies. This was a truly a touching and inspiring show. 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 Friday from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. for basketball, volleyball or pickle ball practice. You must have your own equipment.Call 727-893-1068. 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 at 727-347-5191.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 17 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 teaching facility located at 2902A Beach Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Contact the IAC about the cookoff or classes at 727-289-9365. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
18 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 This Weeks Solution It is almost time for the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club to start up again. Its 71st year will begin in October with a hayride at Boyd Hill Nature Park. Other activities include a trip to the Morse Museum in Orlando, a visit to Allisons Orchids in Seminole, a boat trip to Egmont Key plus the Christmas lunch, annual tea and end-of-year lunch. Elsie Crimaldi, membership chairwoman, invites all who are of Gulfport to join. It is not necessary to have a garden or to live in Gulfport. Anyone can join men, women, part-time residents, house plant lovers, patio gardeners Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. If you would like to become a member, mail a $5 check (made out to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Elsie at 2850 59th St. S., Gulfport 33707 or call her at 727-347-6831 for further information. Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 19 The Gabs Would you support a Do Not Knock registry on the citys website so solicitors could not leave advertising literature on your property?Maureen Sharon, St. Petersburg: Yes. I dont want to be bothered. If they have a certain product that Im Kelley Henry, St. Petersburg: Oh, yeah, for legal and safety reasons. Im always afraid people would hurt Linda Hatley, St. Petersburg: Yeah, absolutely. In this day and age Im not sure I like people knocking on Jack Slaydon, Largo: Yes. I have young kids and sometimes they might
20 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Sex Crime, from front page A witnesses opened the door; Crawford jumped up and ran. Family members brought the girl to the police department and the Gulfport police called the Department of Children and Families (DCF). A female DCF investigator took the girl to a special facility where speciallytrained medical personnel completed a sexual assault evidence collection kit, also called a rape kit. As part of the collection, the investigator took swabs and samples from the victims vaginal and rectal areas. He had his penis out and rubbed it on her vagina and anus. I dont know if she understands what penetration is, which is why we had to do the rape kit. But once theres penetration its not going to make a difference as far Gulfport Detective Sergeant Rob Burkhart said. Crawford turned himself in Friday night. Gulfport Detective Jimmie Embry arrested him and charged him with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12 as well as capital sexual battery. Crawford lives in Gulfport but, at press time, remained in the Pinellas county jail. People accused of capital crimes any sexual battery case with a victim under 12 becomes a capital crime cannot bond out of jail. As with any capital crime, Crawford could face the death penalty. A judge has not yet set a trial date. To learn more, please visit: www.pcsoweb.com/InmateBooking/ SubjectResults.aspx?id=1468304.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 Field Director of Organization for will speak on Planning for President 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. For questions, reservations (dinner $15) call Betty Morgenstein at 727360-3971.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 21 Tour the USS Independence The public is invited for an up close and personal tour aboard one of the nations newest and most unique naval warships when the USS Independence (LCS 2) pays a visit to the Port of St. Petersburg beginning Friday, September 2. A limited number of free tickets will be distributed at the Mahaffey S.) on Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets will be available to the basis, while supplies last. There will be a limit of four tickets per person. Organizations of 25 or more should request tickets for organization tours via email to email@example.com or by calling 727-893-7465. If using email, please note USS Independence in subject line. Free public tours of the 418-foot vessel will be conducted on Saturday, September 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (organizations only), Sunday, September 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Monday, September 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The tour includes steep stairs and some non-air conditioned spaces, and is not advisable for individuals with restricted mobility or health issues. The ship is not able to facilitate those who cannot walk unencumbered under their own are recommended, as are pants or shorts for ease of movement. High shoes will not be allowed on the tour. Due to safety considerations, only people ages eight and older will be allowed on the tour. Cameras are encouraged. Almost all areas of the ship are able to be photographed. Tour guides will specify where photographs are prohibited. Parking will be available in the Mahaffey Theater garage for $5 per vehicle Saturday through Monday during public tour hours. Free shuttles will provide ticketed guests with transportation to the Port. No one will be allowed on board the Port shuttle without a ticket. Ticket holders are advised to arrive one hour prior to their scheduled tour time for check-in, transportation to the Port and to pass through a Naval security screening. 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 University Advancement for WUSF Public Broadcasting; and, Barbara A. Zdravecky, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc. 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.
22 Gabber September 1 September 7, 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 paintings between 9 a.m. and 1 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. For more information go to www. treasureislandartguild.org or call Fred at 369-8390. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Crosswalks Q: How many people have been hit by cars while crossing Gulf A: city has had three reported times when someone hit a pedestrian trying to cross Gulf Boulevard. In two of these accidents, the pedestrian died. St. Pete Beach has a variable sign it positions at crosswalks (currently on Blind Pass Road and 77th Street) to remind cars to stop for people in crosswalks.
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24 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Letters Dispatch and the Numbers Game Dear Editor: Since this topic caught my eye the price of dispatch has been as accurate and predictable as a hurricane. The folks against keeping the local dispatch tell us that we spend $390,000 per year or $32,500 per month and that after the will pay $85,000 per year or $7,083 per month to the Sheriffs, saving $305,000 per year or $25,416 per month. The folks in favor of keeping the will save $270,000 per year after the year we only save about $200,000 per year or $16,660 per month. Both agree that there is a savings to be had by adopting the Sheriffs dispatch services. the police department employees in claim that the Sheriffs services are substandard. They use a graph of how the calls are made to each service and they add an automated phone system to the Sheriffs dispatch service arguing that because the local dispatch does not have this switchboard they are faster, and a safer service. In the time it takes to clear your throat the automated system can redirect your call, but thats just too long a time for those in dispatchers dont clear their throats one would have to assume. Another argument by the dispatchers seems to be that the Sheriffs will be working unfamiliar sense, if our dispatchers have to guess where people are calling from and the Sheriffs dont have a map or a clue where the corner of 22nd Ave. and 53rd St. is, but I would guess that there are far more complicated locations in Pinellas County than the grid system of Gulfport and the Now the issue gets technical. Richard Citta the Gulfport Network Administrator, spends 75% of his time earning his $53,000 salary maintaining this dispatcher network equipment. He claims that we will lose this very complicated system if we go with the Sheriffs dispatch and hes worried that it would cost too much to replace. But he doesnt tell us how much it would cost or why we would want to keep a system that costs us $40,000 per year to maintain. Its all so vague and mysterious. Frankly, even if we end up keeping system in the trash. Finally we have concerned citizens advocating to keep the dispatch the Sheriffs Dept. is impersonal and uncaring. That somehow we all need to be fearful because crime will get out of hand. Two of the advocates, Phillip and Jeri Reed seem to think we are on a slippery slope to eventually ridding ourselves of the Police Department and that they have worked long and hard to build and support this wonderful system and are not going to give it up without Jeri Reed who wrote in the Gulfport Gabber some time ago that there was no crime on 49th Street. Just last week Mr. Reed said that any claims made that 49th Street had crime had been unfounded. On the southeast side of the most crime troubled city in the county St. Petersburg, which police records clearly demonstrate that crime is a problem, he continues to claim otherwise, but now that crime can save his friends jobs and an outdated City Department, he wants us to believe that we should be cant have it both ways. has long outlived its effectiveness. Hopefully as time goes by they will see the logic of this issue and bow out gracefully.Mark GildauskisSay Yes to Taxes Dear Editor: Is it possible that taxes and outsourcing the dispatch department and lawn maintenance will save money but the quality and security of our life in Gulfport would It is very easy to use the word outsource without thinking how many families will be affected by such and the dedication of our City employees. It is good to pay more taxes for the service or improvement of services our city of Gulfport offers now and in the future. Raise the tax to 4.0 or better yet 4.5 and there we will have what is needed in this budget and others to come. This is the time as residents of this wonderful and safe city to say yes to taxes and no to outsourcing, no to utilities, etc. I have been a resident and a proud Gulfportian since 1980.Delia SaavedraHis Time has Come Dear Editor: In Bill Northrops 25, 2011 edition) his time has come to go. First, who and why is this guy Gabber is a local and up till him, a non-partisan and non-political paper. He rants about world and national issues that dont belong in the Gabber. Why doesnt he get a blog Second, the Gabber should be a community based oriented news and events. Why not replace him with local poets, art works, history, young Lastly, instead of putting out so much negativity on paper, why doesnt he go out and do something to an animal shelter, Meals on Wheels, Jeremy Stealman
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack Bar Open 8 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. Breakfast Sandwiches, Bagels & Danish Hot Dogs, Hot/Cold Sandwiches Coffee, Tea, Sodas Daily Specials Noon Dining offered by Neighborly Care Network Hot Lunch Mon. thru Fri. Must be 60 or over. Call Christina at 344-2111 to register (5 day processing time) Meals on Wheels for Homebound Contact Pat Hazell at 573-9444, Ext. 291 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport
26 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 By Holiday Mathis VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Youll spend greater amounts of time with someone you are close to and will realize just how unique you are. The truth is you could go to the same places, see the same things, read the same literature and eat the same food and you still would be different from each other. The other person will celebrate your originality. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Theres something, or more likely someone, you have to deal with directly. Avoidance wont work, and resistance will prove futile. However, you could outsmart the situation. Try treating a problem as if it were an advantage, and suddenly you will actually see the advantage that is truly there. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Theres trouble to be sorted out. Youll hear many assessments and opinions about what should be done. Try to forget all youve heard, though. If you can approach without preconceived opinions and prejudice, youll be the one to see the brilliant answer that everyone else is missing, and youll apply it well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Take a break from the job of comparing and contrasting your natural gifts with the gifts of those around you. When your mind and heart are fully expanded, there is no such thing as is equal and different. Its all a matter CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youll be eager to grow your mind, and teachers show up to help. Be patient. Your education will not happen overnight. Sometimes it will feel as though all youve learned is that you dont know anything about a particular area of study. Thats a start. You have to know where the holes AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Creativity isnt always easy. Being a creative person means you are willing to risk playing the fool, being wrong, appearing silly, inciting laughter and enduring the bewildered silence of those who just dont get you. This takes courage. Your daring will pay off and lead to solutions both beautiful and practical. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A but it wont last. Instead of trying to make it better, consider moving away from the issue and dismissing it altogether for a while. Without your involvement, it will recede with the tides, swept into another realm of responsibility, proving it was never really yours to solve. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll have the chance to right a past wrong. This opportunity begins with an emotional link between something that happens this week and something that happened when you were small. This connection may occur deep, deep within the shadowed recesses of your mind, and yet it will shape your behavior. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You cant grow your talent or intelligence by willing it to expand. Determine a logical direction, and then do the work. You have been worrying too much about whether youre doing get. If you put in the work, with as little emotion and doubt as possible, everything works out. Have faith. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You let yourself do what you feel like doing instead of forcing things along. Youll have the overwhelming sense that things are happening in the best way possible to serve your interests. Its simply unnecessary to exert your will at every juncture. Your senses are resistance. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are elements of your life you simply cant change right now. You will someday be able to overcome these obstacles -just not yet. While you wait for an opportunity to take back control, work on your way of thinking about these parts of your reality. Your thinking will count more than anything else. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are passionate about what you believe. You also are passionate about human rights, which include the rights of others to believe differently from the way you do. Therefore, you resist trying to persuade anyone with rhetoric, reason or any tool other than your own living, shining, thriving example. This Weeks Birthdays : You know who you are, and your comfort level, ever-increasing. Because of this, you are able to play with and control peoples perceptions of you. Youll gain attention for your talents in September. A relationship takes a fun turn in October. Youll obtain new equipment to make life easier in November. Family celebrates you in December. Political and social in the new year. Youll make a key sale in June. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionFor info, call J at 727-688-3040Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Open Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. OpenThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Sing along with Cookie and Dave Karaoke Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Open Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Lolita Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Woody & his accordion Donations accepted Weather permitting
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 27 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Calendar The Garden Club of St. Petersburg announces its schedule of events for the month of September. 10 a.m., Garden Center, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg. $3.50 GCSP members, $4 guests Flora Welcome Back Party at 1 p.m. at the Garden Center. Come and meet the persona of Flora Wylie, recall the history of the GCSP. Become a participant in horticulture, conservation, crafts and many other facets of GCSP. Guests will receive a free plant and learn to grow fresh Meeting: 12:30 p.m., Welcome Back. Circle Meeting, 9:30 a.m. (social), 10 a.m. Meeting at Garden Center. Program: Pot au Fleur, the arrangement of growing plants emphasis of the Flower Arranging Fingers Circle Meeting, 1 p.m. at Garden Center. Program: that can be planted to attract them. Speaker, Steve Baches, International Humming Bird Group. Circle of Friends News On August 18th the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library donated $500 to the library. The funds will to enhance literacy in the Gulfport community. Library hours are Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and 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. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074.
28 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 By Cathy Salustri Detective Sergeant Rob Burkhart paused and held up one off at a dead run, headed for something called the sally arrested him, they brought him to the police station to await the Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputy, who would transport the teen to the jail. When Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputy McLaughlin met him at a carport attached to the station, called the sally port, and started to move the youth to the van. the van, so they decided to put him in full restraints so they could carry him into the van. Thats when dispatcher Frank Wheelehan, watching the sally port on a video screen, saw the prisoner start to swing sally port. Within moments, the prisoner was on the ground and in full restraints. Gulfport paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and attempted to examine the teenager for any injuries, but he would not allow emergency personnel to examine him. loaded him into the van and the deputy brought him to jail. There was no blood at the site of the struggle. Sounding the Alarm Camera Surveillance Saves the Day
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 29 City of Gulfport Nostalgic Birthday Bash Mark your calendar for the City of Gulfports 101st Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. And what better way to celebrate than to have a good old fashion Gulfport Birthday party at A new twist to an old tradition is are an antique buff, this event is for you. If you think you have an heirloom of worth from great grandma, bring it to Scout Hall from 1 3 p.m. where professional appraisers from the Gatehouse will value your antiques for $5 per item or 3 items for $10. Children can sign up for Chalk Art Contest which begins at noon and judging will start at 2 p.m. Free available throughout the event. You can check out vendors along 28th Ave. S., take a guided trolley tour of Old Gulfport and try your hand at the popular Mullet toss (we dare you). The traditional Worthington Celebrate Gulfports 101st Birthday with a free piece of cake at 3 p.m. During this event, take an inside tour of the Gulfport Historical museum and pick up your brand new Historical Society Gulfport Calendar. It is a bonus 15 month calendar with the Gulfport event dates of October 2011 December 2012. Calendars will be ready for purchase for $5 at the Birthday Bash, so be sure to get your calendar or call the Gulfport Historical Museum at 727-327-0505 to secure your order. The Historical Society is also looking for a few wonderful musicians to donate their time and talents during the event. This is a fundraiser for the Historical Society and also it would give musicians great coverage. Please send music demo and info to: Gulfport City Hall, c/o Leisure Services, 2401 53rd St. S. or drop off at the main desk. Please include name, phone number and email address. Deadline for submission is Friday, September 23rd. All demos will be reviewed and chosen musicians will be contacted. Entry demos will not be returned. So call your old friends and meet some new ones at the City of Gulfports 101st Birthday Bash at the Gulfport Historical Museum at 5301 28th Avenue S. on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Antique and crafter application fee is $10 and vendor fees are $50 for craft and $75 food vendors. Go to www.suzieking. com to download your application. 322-5217 for availability.
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32 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 The Library will be closed on Mon day, September 5th for Labor Day. Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults: Saturday, September 10, 1:00 pm. Craft personalized artful memories. FMI: contact Kay Boatwright 8931074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, September 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Genealogy Assistance: Saturday, September 24, 1:00 pm. Answers tailored to your questions about using traditional and online resources for researching family history. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. NEW! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Every Wednesday from 1:00 3:00pm. Stop by after school to enjoy some fun & face-to-face interaction with your opUNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE FRANCES PURDY FRIENDS ROOM. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm RECREATION WEBSITE -www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$20 non-resident Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.Fri., 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. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 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. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for monthly options are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 6, 2011 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2011-2012 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten)VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the 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 Coordinated Child Care. Please call 727-893-1068 for more details. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-8931079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 6:30 p.m. Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. p.m. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. TER Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Intermediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. Call Valerie at 557-4258. 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 nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a the Gulfport Recreation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 33 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070SWING DANCE featuring THE VENTURAS BAND Fri., Sept. 2, $11 8pm-12:30am MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Sept. 4, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Triple Time lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm 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 Flea Market: A Flea Market will be held at the Senior Center on Fri. Sept. 2 from 9am to noon. Great bargains for Three Special Opportunity Drawings: Time is running out for the opportunity drawing for a Star Lite Cruise or a Dolphin Watch Cruise for a party of two. Suggested donation: $5.00/ ticket. Winners announced Fri. Sept. 2nd. Need not be present to win. Tickets available at the Senior Center. Good Grief : The Senior Center will host a special seminar on grief on Wed. Sept. 7 at 9am. Good Grief & Mourning Carole McLeod, president of Grief Matters, LLC. 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 Transportation with USF will facilitate 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, by the Toonsters on Wed. Sept. 14 at 1:30pm. Admission: Non-perishable food item(s) for our Senior Center Food Pantry. Night in Italy Event: Come join us for Sept. 30. There will be a Silent Auction at 5pm followed by a Baked Ziti Dinner at 6pm and a theater performance by the Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00. If you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, please call the Senior Center. Art Under the Oaks: Artists are invited to be a part of this juried art show in Foundation for health & wellness program development at the Senior Center. General Artist space: $75; Gulfport artists: $50; Students: Free; Boutique Ribbons, and Purchase Awards. Apply online at HYPERLINK http://www. GulfpportSeniorFoundation.org SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Tai Chi: relocates to the Rec Center on Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15am. Italian Language Classes: resumes on Thurs. Sept. 8 at 6pm & 7pm. Bingo Cancelled: on Fri. Sept. 30 due to GEMS Express: Try our new express trips to South Pasadena every Fri. No long waits with the hourly trips. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. GEMS & Tyrone Square Mall: Shop at Tyrone Square Mall every Mon. & Thurs. 9:30am to noon. This also includes Tyrone 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 food items at great prices. Fun and friendly Senior Trips: Fun trips ahead: Ed Fletchers Dinner Theater in Clearwater includes buffet meal, $64); Mini-Horses of Fallen Pine Farms in Sarasota on Tues. Sept. 27 (Includes lunch buffet at Duffs, $44). Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on other September trips. SPECIAL SERVICES AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving classes and possibly reduce your insurance premiums. Classes are held on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 368-3199 for registration and fee info for September. Free Legal Assistance: on Fri. Sept. 16 at 9:30am. Must qualify. Call for info. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm
34 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Local ObituariesALEXANDER, RICHARD GERALD, 84, of Gulfport, died Aug. 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Lina Patane; 2 sons, Harvey (Mary) Alexander, and Richard Alexander Jr.; former wife, Jean Alexander; 5 step-daughters, Carmel Gaynon, Christina Barmoy, Cynthia ODea, Cheryl Neidig, and Carla Plotkin; grandson, Ian Alexander and 11 other grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. In lieu Cancer Society or Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net. LINDSTROM, JOHN SINCLAIR 85, of St. Pete Beach, passed quietly at the Suncoast Hospice Woodside facility on Aug. 29, 2011. He was born in St. Petersburg on Feb. 16, Lindstrom. He is survived by his two children, daughter, Laura Ann Lindstrom-Croop, and his son Eric John Lindstrom of Fayetteville, NC. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Hoskins of Lexington, KY; his wife Jacqueline Wiggin-Lindstrom preceded him in death in 1988. A 1944 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, John served two years as staff sergeant with the 102nd Ozarks Replacement Division/227th Army Postal Unit 3rd Army during World War II. Upon his return, he attended St. Petersburg Junior College, and then matriculated to Northwestern University in Chicago graduating with a Bachelor of Sciences degree. Upon graduation, John then returned to Europe to work with the Christian Reconstruction programs and helped with the reconstruction efforts in Austria, Italy, France and Germany following the war. After his return, he continued his studies at Northwestern University and graduated in 1954, with a Doctorate of Dental Science degree. Dr. Lindstrom then returned practice on Central Avenue in 1955. Later, he moved his practice to a new building on 1st Avenue North, where retirement in 1989. John was active in the community and was one of the early members who aided in the establishment of the classes at the Tomlinson Vocational School that later became the St. Petersburg Junior College School for Dental Hygiene. He was also a founding member of the Evening Sertoma Club and was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club for over 50 years. John had an interest in the arts for his entire life and served as an organist in the Army. He continued to be active among musical circles and was a long time supporter of The Florida Orchestra, St. Petersburg Opera, Organ Historical Society (OHS), and the American Theater Organ Society (ATOS). In addition to music, he loved Asian art, architecture, to travel, play tennis and bridge. He supported the American Stage Theatre Company and traveled on many of their trips with friends and family. He was current Treasurer of Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) and a current board member of the Fan Association of North America (FANA). A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Water Front Room. Memorial donations may be made to the Florida Orchestra, The St. Petersburg Museum of History or Suncoast Hospice. PRECKLER, STEVE 95, of Gulfport, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at home. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of the Pasadena Country Club, and an avid golfer with the Over the Hill Gang for many years. He was an usher at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church for 15 years. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; two sons, Gary Preckler and John Hagey; sister Irene Miller and a loving family and friends. Service to be announced at a later date. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport. WRIGHT, JR., KELLY WILLIAM, Fly me up to where you are, beyond the distant star. I wish upon tonight to see you smile, if only for a while, to know youre there. A breath aways William Wright, Jr., 76, formerly of Gulfport, FL, Coeburn, VA and Washington, DC, passed away on August 25, 2011 at his home in Homosassa, FL after a prolonged illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Betsy, and his beloved Mena and Jodie. Kelly was born on November 9, 1934 in Toms Creek, VA. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer. Kelly worked many years in the International Exhibition Business in Washington, DC and traveled extensively for his work including numerous trips to Russia. Kelly enjoyed woodworking and turned many beautiful bowls, platters and walking sticks on his lathe. Besides his wife, Betsy, he is survived by his children, Kelly William Wright, III of Tampa, FL, and Lisa Faye Wright of Bradenton, FL. Other survivors include brotherin-law, David Nordone of Warwick, PA; Uncles, JC Franks of Marion, VA and Jimmy Wright of Homestead, FL; Aunts, Audrey Wright of Chesapeake, VA, Barbara Albrecht of Dunnellon, FL, Bernice Hobbs of Richlands, VA and Anna Hylton of Lambrick, KY. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, and many, many friends. Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home & Crematory in Lecanto, FL. Inurnment, with military honors will take place at the Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family home at 5644 W. Keating Court, Homosassa, FL 34448. If desired, donations in Kellys name may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane, Homosassa, FL, 34446. Brown Funeral Home & Crematory, Lecanto, Florida, 352-795-0111.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 35 Obituaries (cont.)IN MEMORY OF OTTO GROTH August 15, 1920 July 3, 2011 Every community has one, a special person who prefers to go unnoticed. On our street that person was Otto Groth. I referred to Otto as the mayor of 17th Ave. S. and he in return named me the police of our street and alley. We would catch up on news or have small talk when we would be out walking our dogs. Otto was the Gulfport 14 years ago. He offered his help, his tools, and his friendship. I would be in my yard and hear what I thought was a bird...it would be Otto three doors down whistling to get my attention. He became my surrogate father. Our families came to know one another and a friendship grew. Otto and Rose are special people, unpretentious, kind and warm. We will miss Otto and continue to care for and love Rose. Farewell to the Mayor of 17th Ave. S. We all love and miss you. Neighbor and friend, Joline Weeks Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk 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 There will also be a great post-race party with food, prizes and local vendors. Events include Timed 5k Run/Walk, 1 Mile Family Walk and Youth 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 tconnolly@ pancanvolunteer.org. Fore more information, call Ben Fudge at 727-360-9213.
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Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 37 St. Petersburg Police May Bid on Gulfport DispatchBy Cathy Salustri A few weeks ago, Chief Robert Vincent sent out an e-mail to the police chiefs for taking on Gulfport dispatch if city council voted to outsource dispatch. St. Petersburg Chief of Police Chuck Harmon responded and the chief met with him on Tuesday, August 30. The chief, along with Vice-Mayor David Hastings and city manager Jim dispatch works. While Chief Vincent explained that either St. Petersburg or the Pinellas also indicated that he would prefer working with St. Petersburg police. It (outsourcing dispatch) could very well improve operations with either The St. Petersburg Police Department indicated it would want to bid on dispatch but has not presented a formal bid yet. PCSO presented a bid last year but assured OReilly it would not change. the Gulfport dispatchers, although the fate of the one information technology employee working with Gulfports dispatch equipment remains in question. Below weve outline how dispatch would work with outsourcing as opposed to how it works now. Chief Vincent says the following would apply with dispatch outsourced through St. Petersburg or PCSO. When you call... 911 Gulfport: Your call goes through the county 911 center Oustourced dispatch: Your call goes through the county 911 center 893-1030 Gulfport: A dispatcher answers the calls. He takes the information about the crime. If it is an immediate concern, the dispatcher dispatches police to the area. The dispatcher then gets the callers name and other information. If it is not an immediate concern, the dispatcher gets this information before Outsourced dispatch: An operator (Chief Vincent says callers will get a real person) answers the call and sends it to a call taker in the room. The call taker gets the callers name, address and short description of the callers issue. The call taker then routes the call to the dispatcher assigned to the area (With PCSO, this includes an area south of Ulmerton Road.) The dispatcher then prioritizes and dispatches the call. If the dispatcher has multiple calls for other cities in the same area, she must prioritize those calls by importance, so a Gulfport call may get dispatched after to see undispatched and pending calls on their computer monitors and can dispatch themselves. He says that the PCSO told him this situation occurs No matter which agency the city uses to outsource dispatch, Gulfport will no longer have a holding cell. This, Chief Vincent says, concerns him the most. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Gardening Series at 620 The Studio@620 is kicking off its social justice roundtable series with a panel on urban gardening. Speakers will include the nature writer Janisse Ray, Kip Curtis (Eckerd), and Andrea Hillebran Smith (Green Florida). The roundtable will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:00 pm and will be moderated by our own Dr. Thomas Heres the link: http://www. studio620.org/620/e_sjrt11_12.phpTable 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 Monday Friday from 10 a.m. board, air hockey or table tennis practice. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions please call 727-893-1068.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. For the price of just $60, youll get tickets purchased separately. Find 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 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
38 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Over-hyped or not?I the predictions for her, though probably not for those who were in her path. Wind, rain, surge, taken lightly. Nonetheless, was it tv over hype or was it damned if you do, For Floridians, it was probably, whatever, as long as were out of Floridians have roots and connections along the East Coast, interest was probably pretty high though maybe not as high as the tv coverage. We were traveling the week before and changed some plans to avoid getting in the way, but were interested even as it chugged past Florida. Since we had some family members in the path, interest was pretty high. At the same time, the coverage was frustrating. All the focus appeared to be on the New York and New England area as a small bit on the Washington, D.C. area. North Carolina got some camera time, but Virginia, whose vulnerability was every bit as high got very little (four people died there). We were interested in Norfolk which has the worlds largest naval base and Virginia Beach, the states American settlement, and historic Williamsburg and William & Mary College, the second oldest college in the U.S., as well as the Chesapeake Bay area. Apparently, the networks werent too familiar with all that and once the storm came in, no one could get there because tunnels and bridges were closed. So, the talking heads on all the networks, including the Weather Channel went on and on about New York and Boston. Lots of people there, of course, but ultimately nothing much more dire than what theyve experienced in the past in lesser storms. and mayors who took major precautions such as evacuations and closing down travel systems. If they hadnt, everyone would have accused them of Louisiana-New Orleans negligence. Better safe than bad, though not as bad as predicted. However, the hype left little choice. The question is: was this there someone out there with a more an internet headline to that effect, but didnt open the story. There were predictions that the storm would move further East, but that still made it a pretty big storm. Computer models were pretty much in agreement with the movement, but none seemed to predict the intensity too much. A colliding cold front and a high pressure behind that kind of hinted that the storm would cool down. Speaking of computer models, there was a smattering of talk about global warming (man-made), now known as climate change, as causes of such a big storm. Warmer sea temperatures and so forth. However, the upper East Coast has been hit by much bigger storms than even what was predicted. Computer models are just that it depends upon what you put in or leave out. Garbage in/ garbage out. Anyway, it wasnt a good storm to blame on global warming. Maybe, as the storm diminished, news media focus had to come up with something. Just maybe, someone should have done a more profound examination of the data coming in. All in all it was an exhausting week just watching the wall to wall coverage. In the meanwhile, as Floridians, well just hope that all the seasons hurricanes follow the same path regardless of the news coverage. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com Ongoing 13-week revolving course. Start any week. Power Point presentation. 400 page materials book. One day 8-hour course available Completion satisfies FL Boater ID Safety Requirements.GulfportUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16, 3120 Miriam Street S. When: Every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm. Special: SAT. ONE DAY Course 8am-5pm *pre-registration suggested Contact: 727-399-7986 email: email@example.com St. PetersburgUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 72, 1300 Beach Dr. SE (USCG South Moorings) When: Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm Contact: 727-898-1324 or www.cgaux72.infoSt. Pete BeachUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78, Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way When: Every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm Contact: Jim at 360-4846 or Warren at 321-7801
Gabber September 1 September 7, 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 Entertainment Steak Dinner 6-8pm Entertainment Steak-O 1-3pm Labor Day House Committee Mtg. 6pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Harry 7-10pm The St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, has moved its headquarters from City Hall to St. Albans Episcopal Church at 8451 Blind Pass Road. As always, donations of money, non-perishable food items, hygiene items, books, toys or miscellaneous items suiting for sending to our troops are always welcome. They may be dropped off at our Post lounge, the lobby at City Hall or the Library, in addition to the facility at St. Albans. They are looking for a corporate sponsor. The Ladies Auxiliary holding a yard sale on September 10th, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Buy at table, $5 outside (bring your own 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 theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.
40 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Keep Gulfport Weird Mini-Triathlon! Mini-Triathlon will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, same day as the Tangerine Blues Fest (4-9 p.m.). This route connects the 49th St. Redevelopment District with the Waterfront area. The course will incorporate in order, a 1 mile run, 3 mile bike and 1/4 mile swim. The run will begin at the church parking lot of 5424 Gulfport Blvd. S., then bike around the Clymer Park Greenways swim along the beach from Shelter # 7 to the Gulfport Casino. 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. Forty to 50 volunteers are a key element to this event, so if anyone is interested in volunteering, please call City of Gulfport Leisure Services at 727-893-1066 or email bwilliams@ mygulfport.us.Community Players to Hold Auditions The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for W. Somerset Maughams The and 7th (Tuesday and Wednesday). Auditions will be held at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Auditions 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. unromantic English comedy written way back in 1926 set in an English 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. VPK & Tot-Time Program Open House Open House for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program is Wednesday, August 24th from 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. There are still spots available for 2, 3 or 5 days a week. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Classes begin September 6, 2011. Call 893-1068 for more information.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 41 Strumming with the Band Dane Stewart, 14, plays along with the band as they belt out Stuck in the Middle With You at the recent American Legion Wounded Warrior event. Mr. Stewart also played the drums to other songs. The day-long event benetted combat-wounded veterans. The Andy Anderson American Legion Post 125 opened its doors to anyone who wanted to participate in the benet. Saturday Happy Hour at Lithuanian Club The Lithuanian-American Club offers happy hour on Saturdays from 6-9 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Cepelinai (zeppelinspotato meat dumpings) are served for $7. Sweet desserts, coffee and wine or beer are available. Call Vida at 8667936. Everyone is welcome. Beginner Tai Chi in Gulfport Classes in Taoist Tai Chi currently meeting at Scout Hall will move back to the Recreation Center at 58th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. on Tuesday, September 6 at 9 a.m. New classes in Tai Chi for beginners will start again on September 20. These classes, which meet on Tuesday and Thursday are for those new to tai chi, as well as those who are already familiar with the tai chi set. It is best to attend both classes. Emphasis will be on the many move of the tai chi set. Wear sneakers or shoes that will not slip off. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class which goes to the Taoist Tai Chi Society. Call Marjorie Grudzinksi at 345-6708.City of Gulfport offers VPK The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will be offering VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) during the 2011-2012 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the Eligibility. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. 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. Call 727893-1068.
42 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Frank Strunk III: Thong-Clad Geckoes and Big Steel Birds Frank Strunk creates art from found objects and steel. He donated the famous thong-clad gecko (seen at OMaddys) for GeckoFest but also creates larger-than-life art, such as this eagle, for clients. By Cathy Salustri When you walk into Frank Strunk IIIs studio, its hard to know where pinball machine in the corner with what you would swear was something sized eyeless plastic doll attached to a rusted vintage tricycle with twisted Before you get too carried away, though, look up. Strunks fellow artist, Owen Pach, tells me as he checks my head for blood. No blood, just a little lump and little more embarrassment. out as though about to grab a small woodland creature. As I tried to duck under her to get to the other side of the studio, she got me instead. The problem is, you really dont know where to look in his studio. In every corner theres something to see. he also works in steel, so his studio is a delightful mish-mash of discarded toys and bits of steel in a cornupcopia of shapes. Strunk created the eagle for a Tampa bank. Until they accept delivery, shes the self-appointed overseer of the the horror movies playing on a loop on one side of the studio. People say I come off as a rugged, menacing guy, but man, I love a cinematic background images are movie. Strunk prefers the classics and says he doesnt like to watch I grew up watching scary movies. says as screams echo through the woods on screen. Strunk grew up along the eastern seaboard and moved south to St. Petersburg in 1995. His studio is in a bay abutting the Blueberry Patch and he lives not far from his work. The move, he says, freed him to change his life. Up north, he worked construction and describes himself as a lovable If people needed to move, I had the truck. If something broke, they moved down here, though, everything changed. He started working with Today, he makes a living making art, from the majestic eagle protecting the studio to the whimsical thongclad gecko auctioned off at the Lizard of Oz Gecko Ball last week. He tells me the money thing is still kind of wine rack to his well-known wearable art and larger-than-life dollar bills, the money comes in, supporting him, habit. He credits the move with his success. [Up there] I wasnt uncomfortable tells me. When I got down here, I could try new things. I think the Universe reinvented me. It just gave me the opportunity Do you know an artist Tell us about him at News@theGabber.com. You can contact Cathy at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 43 Following Stetson KennedyThink of me as a skeptical inquirer. Im not much one for seances, but Im open to the possibility just not very open. I see things in black and white, except when I dream. Then I see things in all their glorious color. I take dreams far more seriously than I take fortune telling and Ouija boards. Last week I dreamt of Stetson Kennedy, a 94-year-old Florida treasure, whom Id been meaning to call. Those of you who have heard of Stetson Kennedy probably heard exposed the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s. A smaller group of folks may know him for his writing about Florida folk life. The man told Florida stories. But theres one other thing he did that most of you, Id wager, never knew. He edited a guide book to Florida, a chamber of commerce type of affair that led people down shell and dirt roads into palmettofringed hamlets in every corner of, at the time, the southernmost state. During the Great Depression, the federal government had this idea that they would pay writers prospects to write about their state thus stimulating the economy by encouraging Americans to travel and celebrating American culture. The Federal Writers Project, part of the WPA, hired a young man named Stetson Kennedy to write and edit the book about Florida; he and fellow Floridian Zora Neale Hurston traveled the state to collect vignettes and document what the average traveler would see along Floridas roads. Courtesy of Jim Crow, the duo traveled separately. In 1939, the Federal Writers Project published their work as The Guide to the last time anyone saw the state with one set of collective eyes. No one prints this marvelous collection of driving tours anymore; if you want to tour the Sunshine State (Hawaii honor years ago), you can either research us online or you can buy a or location (Think The Dachshund Shopping for Bamboo Along Floridas solid tour book for the entire state. Some of the larger publishers hit the highlights of many towns, but if you want to crack open the state and see her spongy limestone insides, youre out of luck. This is our states most tragic loss. Not knowing what we stand to lose allowed us to swallow miles of beach with condo canyons and surrender the Everglades to sugar cane and irrigation. Our states beauty has become a commodity with the most beautiful parts garnering the most pages in tour books. If your town of paradise, well, you dont get the prize: visitors. Certainly this glove compartment of the state pales, for most, in comparison to Kennedys courageous anyway. I love it because, through the tours and histories in the pages of my weathered copy of the Guide Florida, the undercurrent pulsing beneath Disney and water parks and gator wrestling. For my thesis, I will retrace Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurstons routes and follow in their footsteps, now cold for 74 years. Over the next three weeks, I will be poking around ranches, and small towns, no matter how anonymous. I will go where they When I met with one of my thesis advisors about my work last week, we talked about me interviewing the 94-year-old Kennedy. It is his massive work I seek to replicate, and, among Florida scholars he is a pillar of Florida culture. said. I told him I would do it this week. Stetson Kennedy died Saturday morning. The item on my to-do list is now crossed off as yet another incomplete regret, something else lost in Florida. Last night, I dreamed of him. I was covering a crime watch meeting in Gulfport and he walked in and sat down. I knew he wasnt there for the crime watch; he was there for me. I approached him and asked him how I was supposed to know what parts of the book were his. What I really wanted to know was, how could I show others the state that captured I possibly hope to pay homage to his When you go, you can hear my I start my travels Sunday. The ghost of Stetson Kennedy, I hope, will lead the way. Goodbye, sir. Godspeed, and thank you. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. For the next month, follow her as she retraces Stetson Kennedys tours of Florida at sites.google. com/site/southernmoststate.
44 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 8/19 Suspicious Vehicle1300 Blk 49th St. S. City County Code Violation2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Suspicious Person4400 Blk 26th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Domestic Battery1000 Blk 54th St. S. Violation of Court OrderTomlinson Park. Noise Complaint5100 Blk Tanger ine Ave. S. Saturday 8/20 Vessel StopBoca Ciega Bay. Reckless Driver2200 Blk 49th St. S. Call for Ofcer2700 Blk 54th St. S. Narcotics/Drugs5100 Blk Tanger ine Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle2200 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Sunday 8/21 Call for Ofcer5400 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise Complaint800 Blk 63rd St. S. City County Code Violation5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise ComplaintWood Ibis Park. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 24th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 6th Pl. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5800 Blk 20th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer3100 Blk Clinton St. S. Monday 8/22 Call for Ofcer5300 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Crime Awareness Meeting The next City Wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. We encourage everyone to attend and participate. For more information, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com. Call for Ofcer5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Fight in Progress5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer700 Blk Hull St. S. Trespasser700 Blk 58th St. S. Reckless Driver5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Criminal Mischief1700 Blk 55th St. S. Suspicious Circumstances1400 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic Verbal900 Blk 60th St. S. City County Code Violation5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Wednesday 8/24 Civil Matter5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Burglary2700 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer700 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vessel StopGulfport Marina. Thursday 8/25 Arrest on Warrant5100 Blk Tanger ine Ave. S. Theft1600 Blk 58th St. S. Call for Ofcer5700 Blk Shore Blvd S. Road Hazard5800 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer6000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic Verbal5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Call for Ofcer900 Blk 58th St. S. Arrest on Warrant2700 Blk 49th St. S.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 45 Try your hand at Sudoku 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 Lithuanian style sauerkraut soup as well as ham and potatoes. Also available to buy is Luthuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek Elementary, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementary. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents with monthly fees of $133*for residents and $266*for non-residents. Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Please call 893-1068 for any information. *fees subject to change. 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 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Classes begin September 6, 2011. Call 893-1068 for more information. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members enjoyed celebrating the new year at the home of Sharon Ingram for a Beginning Day Social at 1 p.m. Members enjoyed light refreshments, caught up on the summer activities and discussed plans for the coming year. Members received their yearbooks and meeting information for the year. Attending were Paula Roberts, Val Rankin, Elaine Penner, Kay Brown, Janet Taylor, Pam Puskas, Donna Smith, Barbara Bofferding and Sharon Ingram. The Executive Board will meet on Tuesday, September 6 at the home of Sharon Ingram at 7 p.m. Members will meet on Wednesday, September 7 for a ways and means meeting at the home of Lucy Brushaber. They will be painting the annual ceramic Christmas mouse ornament. Members sell the ornaments for $3 and personalized for $3.50. Call Sharon Ingram at 3 21-2849.
46 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Living Trust? A Living Trust is created while you are alive. The use of Living Trusts has been effective for maintaining personal privacy and control outside of the court system. A Living Trust is also very useful for reducing estate taxes and for probate avoidance. LIVING TRUST BASICS A separate legal entity is created upon the formation of a Living Trust. This entity can own and hold both real estate and personal property. Every Living Trust has a Settlor or A basic understanding of what these terms mean is important to understanding how Living Trusts work and how they are different from other types of trusts. WHO IS THE SETTLOR The Settlor of a Living Trust establishes the Living Trust and signs the document creating the Living Trust. The Settlor controls what the Living Trust says and does. Living Trusts are revocable, that is, the Settlor can change or cancel a Living Trust at any time in her/his discretion. A Settlor is sometimes also referred to as the Grantor of the Living Trust. When you set up a Living Trust, you are considered to be the Settlor or Grantor. WHO IS THE TRUSTEE A Trustee of a Living Trust manages the trust assets. When a Living Trust is created, assets should then be transferred into the trust. Decisions concerning what property to buy, sell, mortgage, transfer or lease are made by a Trustee. The Trustee has a What this means is that the Trustee has a legal obligation to perform her/ his duties properly and in accordance with the law while keeping the best In a Living Trust, you act as your own Trustee as long as you are able to or desire to act in this capacity. Upon you death or disability, a Successor Trustee will take over management of the trust assets. WHO IS THE BENEFICIARY in the trust. Income and earnings used for any other purpose. You will Living Trust. Upon your death, the people you have named (normally family members) will become the Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.
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48 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 Attorney/Legal Caregivers CERTIFIED HEALTH AIDEExperienced, Bathing, Feeding, Cooking, Medications, Shopping, Companionship. S. Pinellas. References. Call Denise 239-849-3401 CNA/COMPANIONNeed help with a loved one, household chores, errands, meals? Call me! Im reliable, patient, hard working, excellent references. Sharon, 727-902-8836. Cleaning/Housekeeping FANTASTIC CLEANING SERVICE!Dependable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to Baseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen, 385-6895. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANING-Quality Work Every Time, Guaranteed! Special for 1st time Customers. Excellent References. Residential & Commercial. 10yrs. exp. Licensed & Insured. 727-254-1950 Computer Service 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. COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Electrical B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. 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. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Accounting NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rent als. 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. THE CLEANING LADYReliable and de pendable. 16 years Exp. Weekly, bi-weeklyResidential, Move-outs. References available. Please Call 727-686-7277 CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service
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50 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 LOWEST RATES AROUND!Minor Repairs & Garage Clean-Outs. We Will Work with Your Budget. Rent-A-Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 347-3424.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.HOME REPAIRS 727-687-6436All Types of Work, Interior & Exterior, Powerwashing. 30+ Years Experience. Free Estimates. Call Charles, 727-687-6436. Heat/Air Conditioning 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.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-8044300. RX11066857. Lawn/Landscape 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. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Handy Person PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Home Improvement Heat/Air Conditioning
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52 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 JEFFS LAWN MOWING-Landscaping, Tree Trimming, Sodding, Pressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. TREE REMOVALBig or Small. Trimming, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Hauling. Licensed. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting 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 McCLELLAN PAINTING INC.-Residential Specialist. Interior/Exterior. Free Estimates. Fair & Honest Rates. Lic.# C-8774. 727-5468034. 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 LUCKY DOG DAY CAMP-Gulfport. Private, Secure 1/2 acre Compound, Manicured, Shade, Experienced Attention. Limited to 3 Happy Healthy Dogs per day. 727-798-5010. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. OUR MAN FRIDAY (Personal Assistant)Errands, Tasks, Dr. Appts, Lifting, Petsitting, Housesitting. You Name It! Reliable, Personable, Highly Educated, Strong, Fit. Struggling Writer. The Helpful Relative you Never Had! $20/Hr. No Minimum. 727-768-2012. 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. PERSON NEEDED WHO IS-Procient at Internet postings. (particularly e-bay). Just a few hours per week. 727-822-8825. 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. Automotive 1992 FORD CROWN VICTORIA-LX. Black, 81,780 Miles, Good MPG & Condition. $1800. 727-360-0616 or 727-483-0341. 1994 MERCURY SABLE-133,000 miles. Asking $1500. Cold Air, all power, runs great! 643-8886. 2007 PONTIAC VIBERed. Only 46K, Great Car, Great Mileage, Has Everything. Toyota Motor. $12,000. 727-504-8226.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 CLASSIC 1996 JAGUAR 4-DOORExcellent Condition, Runs Great, $3595. Must See! 727744-8842. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Business Opportunity RV EQUIPMENTBasement Slide Tray $225. obo 50 amp 25ft. Ext. Cord. $50. obo. Toolbar, etc. 727-560-2508. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 53 THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Furniture/Appliances MATCHING BEDROOM SUITETwin Bed w/ Headboard & Frame, $100. 9-Drawer Dresser w/Large Mirror, $300. 5-Drawer Dresser, $150. Multiple Misc Tables, $50/Each. Antique Heywood Wakeeld Custom made round dining room set w/folding leaves. Vintage 1950. Classic blonde wood w/rattan detailing. 4 matching chairs, classic bent wood circular backs. Custom made table top pads. $1750 o.b.o. 727866-7455, 727-424-2004. FUTON LIKE NEWMetal frame with Rattan Sides. Thick Dark Cushion. $100. 727-3457953. firstname.lastname@example.org LOVESEAT BEIGE LEATHER$50. 727-5466099. 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. General MATCHING END TABLES (2)& coffee table w/glass inserts and cherry nish. 321-7775. LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. WALK-IN BATH-W/Air Spa. Luxor. Left-Side Delta Faucet. $500 o.b.o. 727-347-4024. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637 DATA PROJECTOR-Call 560-2508. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Wanted Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Susan K. Wilson, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Priority Project Resources located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. Sept. 1, 2011 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale YABO FLEA MARKET NOW OPEN!Under New Management. Saturdays 8:00am. to 2:00pm. 4929 9th Ave. So. Gulfport. SATURDAY, SUNDAY? 8-? 1114 60th St. S. Household, Clothes, Baby Stuff, Tools, Tables. 5226 GULFPORT BLVDFriday & Sat. 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. Small Furniture, Costume Jewelry, household, Cds & albums. Large variety misc. items, tools, Childrens Clothes. LAWN MOWER-Conditioner, weedeater, blower, chain saws, stove, fridge, desks, tables, T.V.s, monitors, massage table, exerciser, bicycles, tools, juicer, clothes. etc. Appointments only! 727-614-2880 anytime. 5103 28TH AVE. S.Sat. 8a.m. till 1p.m. Vintage, Fiesta plates. White wicker set, Watches, Pictures, Kitchen bowls. 4668 24TH AVE. SO.-Freezer, Furniture, hardware and all kinds of various items. Saturday only. 7a.m.-1p.m. SENIOR CENTER FLEA MARKET 5501 27th Ave. S. Friday, Sept. 2nd, 9a.m.-12p.m. 3031 49TH ST. S.-Gulfport, Sat. 8-5. Huge Estate Sale. Everything Must Go! (Back Alley). GATEWAY CHRISTIAN CENTER4355 Central Ave. Saturday, 9a.m.-2p.m. Wide Variety of Items! ESTATE SALEFurniture, Electronics, Clothing, Antiques, More! 5510 15th Ave. S. Friday & Saturday. 8-? THIS FRIDAY ONLY!-Rain or Shine! Tons of jewelry, silver, rhinestones galore! Antiques, collectibles, shing. Lots of great stuff cheap! 5213 17th Ave. S. in alley. 7:30-??? MOVING SALEFriday & Saturday 8-Noon. 4132 41st Cir. S. Broadwater. Furniture, Household, Etc. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!-Furniture, girl clothes, tools, skate boards, toys. Priced to go! Corner of York St. and 14th Ave. S. Stop by before Geckofest! Sat. only, 8-3p.m. 5410 JERSEY AVE. S.Gulfport, (behind Boca Ciega HIgh School), Sat. 9a.m.-5p.m. Small kitchen appliances, household, variety of misc. items. Lost & Found FOUND DOG FEMALEAmerican Bulldog, approx. 4 mos. White with brown spots. Found vicinity Gulfport Dog Park. 727-542-3806. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3) times. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. 4 E.T. & C.T. Automotive COME BOWL WITH US!9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7th. Coffee League, 10 Pine Lanes, S. Pasadena. Liz, 727-525-6682. Happy Talk Wanted Yard/Garage Sale
54 Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 SPBCH YRLY, 2ND FLOOR-furnished Studio across from beach. Murphy bed. 425sqft. Prefer one Mature Adult. Condo Board approval/ background check. No Pets. $600/Mo. EXCHEQUER INC. 727-367-5647. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Call Rick 727-418-0086. TOWN SHORES 55+-Community. 2BR/2BA Florida room Condo. Clean and Cozy. Pets Ok. Some Utilities Paid. Available Now. $800/Mo. 727-460-8329. GULFPORT, 2001 55TH ST. S.-Large 2/1, Living, Dining, & Bonus Room. Garage with W/D Hookup. $900/Mo. + $450/Security. 727-7425140. KENWOOD LARGE 1BR-(7th Ave. N.) Hardwood Floors, Neat & Clean, $650/Mo. +$500 Security. No Pets. Call Tom 727-417-1462. 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. 4925 12TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Cottage, New Kitchen, Tile Floors, Fenced Yard, Garage, Dogs Welcome. $795/Mo. plus Security. 727322-8030. 4911 5TH AVE. S. 3BR House. Large living room & dining room, freshly painted, new carpet, fenced back yard. $895/Mo. First & Last, No Dogs or cdats. Call 323-0051 9a.m.-5p.m. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $795 & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-and Library. 1BR $550/Mo. Efciency $450/Mo. 2BR $725/Mo. you pay electric and deposit. Includes WSG and cable. 727-321-8582. TOWN SHORES 55+-1BR/1BA/Den Condo. Small pets ok. Waterfront view. $725/mo., Will consider sale. 727-560-8166. 4911-B 5TH AVE. S.Nice garage apt. Newly remodeled, $425/Mo. & security. No pets, call 323-0051, 9a.m.-5p.m. 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. City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber September 1 September 7, 2011 55 ST. PETE BEACH-2BR/2BA/1CG, Cottage. Complete Remodel, Water included, $995/mo. Also extra large efciency (near Corey Ave). $610/Mo. Water Included. 1BR, Near Publix S. Pasadena, $610/Mo. Water Included. 727345-7036, 727-736-9200. WONDERFUL CHATEAU TOWER Rentals. Heated pool, spa, tness center, amenities galore! 2/2 furnished, $1500/Mo. 2/2 $1250/Mo and 2/2 beautifully re-done for only $1100/Mo. Shirley Madden, 727-492-7643.$550-$600 INCLUDES WATERGulfport large 1BR, clean, quiet, laundry, onestory, non-smoking. Fresh paint, restored terrazzo. Carpeted apt. also available. 727-3218582. GULFPORT AREA 2BR/1.5BA HOMECarport, Florida Room, C/H/A, Clean Fenced Yard. $850/Mo. & $850 Deposit. WALTON REALTY, 727-458-3613. 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. 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. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1&2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. 727-410-4209. STEPS TO POPULAR SUNSET-Beach (T.I.) Cute and Cozy 1BR. Includes Cable TV & W/S/T. $650/Mo. Don Taylor, REALTY EXECUTIVES. 727-470-2552 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. EFFICIENCY AT BUTTERFLY-Inn. Comfortable, Clean & Cozy. $500/Mo., 1st and last. Background Check. Water Included. 727-3234130. $100 Discount to Permaculturist. 1750 SQ. FT. -Commercial bldg. Good for a large variety of businesses. 135 x 104 ft. fenced lot. 2 baths/kitchen, $800/mo. 1/2 goes towards option to buy. Owner nanced. 801 49th St. S. 727-527-2087. SEASONAL RENTAL-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, $180/wkly. plus $250 Deposit. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727-321-5146. 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. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need Handyman & Housekeeper, possible live-in. 727289-3588. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. CHARMING OLDER HOME-on Huge Treed Lot. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus Ofce. Freshly Painted, Built-in Bookcases, Washer/Dryer, Private Drive & Patio. Storage Area. 2nd oor Deck. Excellent Location. 2415 7th St. N. $650/ Mo. +Security 727-418-4885. STUDIO APT-Cable & Electric Included. New Kitchen, 1 Bath, Central AC. Very Private. Beautiful Floors. Excellent & Safe Area. Off Street Parking. $550/Mo. +Deposit (1 person only). 877 42nd Ave. N. St. Pete 727-4184885. VERY SPACIOUS CLEAN-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Reserved Parking 727360-4054. Furnished Rentals $125.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA CONDOFor Sale or Rent. 1 Block from Beach. Newly Remodeled kitchen/bath. 727-410-4209. LARGE 1 & 2 BEDROOM-Mobile Homes. Furnished, Excellent Area, Very Safe, $500/ Mo. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599. Accommodations to Share 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 UPSTAIRS LARGE BDRS Furnished. Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. 727-434-0424. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTBuckingham #307, 2/2, $170,000. Windsor #509, 1BR/1.5BA, $130,000. Bill Sampson, Jr. BAIRD REALTYGROUP, 727-776-7280. 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. WATERFRONT 55+ CAUSEWAY VILLAGE2BR/1.5BA, Remodeled, Stack on W/D, Shed. $8750. 727-417-1462. 2401 59TH ST.SO2Br./1.5Ba., garage, CHA, New carpet, paint. Screend Porch. Storage. Must See. Linda CooleySail Away Realty. 727-492-7917. BUILDABLE LOTS ST. PETE3770 44th Ave. N. & North of 2301 Kingston St. S. Best Offer. 727-916-0916. BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIEWS-Over the Intracoastal waters. Large 1BR/1.5BA condo on Isla Del Sol. www.6357bahia.com, $134,900. Cindy 727-342-3800. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale
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