No. 2223 September 15September 21, 2011 Special Meeting Sets Financial Plan in MotionYou can still comment at next weeks second reading of the budgetGULFPORTAlthough few of the votes passed unanimously, last week Gulfport city council passed a new budget in a special council meeting that lasted over two hours. Over the past few months council heard city faced. They also heard from residents who wanted to keep certain city services. Finally, some residents asked council to change services. From those three things council had to determine At the end of the meeting, heres what city council decided: 4 mils, although many property owners may not see an increase in the dollar amount they pay because of decreasing property values. See Budget, page 7 Industrial Chili Cook-offStephanie and Aleena Alcee sample !Howie Lee Hots! signature chili at the 3rd Annual Industrial Strength Chili Cook-off at the Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport. Howie Kantor (left) has been brewing !Howie Lee Hots! chili in Gulfport for 6 years and is a veteran cookoff contender. Stephanie Alcee traveled from New Tampa to visit Live Curly, Live Free, a hair salon offering brand-neutral curly hair care in Gulfports Art Village Courtyard, when they decided to sample some Industrial Strength Chili. Human Decoration: Victoria WennersBy Cathy Salustri In a row of barely air-conditioned aquamarine bays made of concrete, Gulfports art community ekes out a living. In one bay, Victoria Wenners shares space with her landlords SUV. She gets a discount on her rent, so shes not complaining. She only makes some of her art here, anyway: mosaics from shoreline life, bits of broken glass, and other things that catch her eye. Her other art she creates at markets and festivals. In addition to creating mosaic pieces (including one Geckofest mosaic gecko), Victoria is a henna artist. Its like cake decorating, only youre the on Jesse Masons hand. Her fascination with body art started at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in See Henna, page 44
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Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 3 Volunteer Musicians Needed for Birthday Bash The Historical Society is 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 or drop off at the main desk. Please include name, phone number and email address with the demo. Deadline for submission is Friday, reviewed and chosen musicians will be contacted. Entry demos will not be returned. For more information, email@example.com. News from the Gulfport Historical Society Gulfport-St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley Service Ending The Gulfport-St. Pete Beach Connector Trolley service will be discontinued to Gulfport Blvd. and Pasadena Ave., where they can then connect to Routes
4 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 WWII Veterans Welcome Home On Tuesday, September 20, Honor Flight of West Central Florida Washington DC for the day to visit the memorials that honor them and their service to our country. Please join us for a heros welcome home as our veterans return that evening. The welcome home celebration will be in the baggage claim area at the St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport at 7 p.m. For more information contact info@ Web Conference Helps Florida Caregivers the Florida Chapter, has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors and interactive program will provide advice on elder law matters, including pinpointing when you need to address legal issues, what the implications are, and how to ensure that you and your family are protected. The event is free of charge to participants. The web conference topics include an overview of elder law issues, powers of attorney, informed consent and guardianship, advance directives, will and trusts, and the timing involved for each. This events presenter is an expert on social work issues, as well as being an attorney. Joseph T. Monahan, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., J.D. is the legal Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up today by visiting the registration link at www. privatedutyhomecare.org. association in the country dedicated exclusively to private pay home care organization, currently represents in 44 states and Puerto Rico.
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Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 7 Budget, from front pageOne mil equals one dollar per thousand dollars of assessed property value. If a Gulfport home has an assessed value of $200,000, the property owner will pay Gulfport $40 in ad valorem taxes. Only councilman Sam Henderson voted against the 4 mils increase. although the citys utility has less each. This means the average bill manager Jim OReilly called general governmental fees will go up by permit fees, marina slip fees, library inspection fees. in such fees; with this increase reading. This includes outsourcing police dispatch and half of the parks department. Councilman Henderson voted against the budget, as did Mayor Mike Yakes. the gap left by the disparity between city services provided and the tax revenues collected, towards funding the sewer, water or garbage operation. Were taking huge amounts; almost two million dollars worth of money is coming from the enterprise funds, Administrative Services Director Dan Carpenter said. This includes the marina, he added. Council will vote again on whether will hear public comments as well. I would expect more people to show up with more discussion and disapproval for more than dispatch at the next meeting, Carpenter said, noting that people at last weeks meeting spoke in favor of keeping services that would result in higher taxes, something he says that in his experience property owners do not favor.
8 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Gulfports Third Saturday Art Walk Come out to Gulfports Third Saturday from the talented artists at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards and crafters, as well as authors and entertainers stretched over a halfmile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live entertainers will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The Industrial Art Center continues to offer Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece mini classes by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, Friday. While shopping the artist and crafters booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area. Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month, year-round. Parking and admission is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfports Waterfront Art District, Tampa Bays best kept secret, youll want to come back for more. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA. com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is more information and download an com/. Circle of Friends Book Shop News Talking With My Mouth Full including a delicious Chocolate Pistachio Cake and Fisher & Ury Getting to Yes. Library hours are until 4 p.m. Come in and browse. They graciously accept donations of books in good shape; They dont The Gulfport library is located at
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10 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship St. Petersburg Aglow LighthouseSt. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to its meeting on is Denise Ford. Come and be blessed Eyes. In order to use the restaurant facility, a food purchase (large or
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Sholom of Gulfport will Honor their Rabbi Congregation Beth Sholom of Gulfport will honor their Rabbi with an open house and Shabbat dinner. You can meet and greet Rabbi BenOr and his wife. The services begin Annual Prayer Shawl Retreat St. Matthews Episcopal Church, have their 4th annual prayer shawl crochet or learn advanced techniques and get new patterns. Registration Shop Thrift, Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location (Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue S.) featuring clothing, household items, gifts, childrens clothes and furni ture. Thrift and boutique are open Wednesday only.
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Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 13 Out For A SpinGulfport Fire Chief Jim Marenkovic takes the departments 1925 LaFrance re engine out for a spin. The joyride was more of a test drive, according to the chief, who said he was trying to ne tune the engine and diagnose a problem. Little League to Host Mixer Tonight Its that time of year again. Gulfport Little League is seeking businesses to be team sponsors. Support a team by providing team shirts or other equipment. Join them for a mixer Street. Meet new member Help at the Helm by Ms. Sam Stafford. Call Gulfports Teen RepresentativesGULFPORT Gulfport city council approved appointees to Teen Council. The newest members of the citys Teen Council include Andrea Hoyland, Malcolm McGruder, Worthington. Thank you, Gulfport Teen Council, for supporting your community, Mayor Mike Yakes said.Local Toastmasters Club Forming Are you nervous when you have to speak in front of groups of people? Would you like to become a better public speaker? A group is organizing a local Gulfport Toastmasters Club to create an environment for you to improve your public speaking skills or firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Call to Artists of all Ages Show your talent at Art Under the Oaks!. This community event is a Juried Art Show scheduled for Park on the corner of Beach Blvd. venue, under the oaks) in Gulfport and hosted by the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Eligible applicants works must be original and created by the artist. A multitude of art is accepted including: Painting, Drawing, Textile, Collage, Wood and Photography. The Acorn youth category includes young artist Friday, October 4. All applications, including young artist, will be juried by committee and photos of work and purchase awards will be given in several categories. General artist Acorn students are free. You may download your application at www.suzieking.com and mail to payable to: Senior Center Foundation, Inc. For more information, contact email@example.com. Gymcraftics at Teen Night Gymcraftics will be having classes at the Gulfport Recreation center in the gym. The experience is open to participants in the teen night program. In Gymcraftics you will experience progressions and skills, and interests. Balancing, cooperation, exploring, inventing and teamwork. Pairs, triples, small and large groups. For information contact Abby and Jeff Robbins at 727John at the Recreation center at 727accepted basis so there is no excuse not to come try Gymcraftics.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 15 Tea Time for Town Shores Red Hatters It was a totally awesome tea-time for the Town Shores Red Hatters. The group Parish Church in Pinellas Park. There were a total of nine red hatters who enjoyed being pampered. Pinellas Park chief of police helped serve! The menu started with desserts (what decadence!), followed by a nice or marmalades. The selection of teas (or coffee for the non tea drinkers) was unbelievable as well. As part of their fundraising efforts the ladies sold grab bags varying in prices, hats and boas which could be borrowed if you didnt wear one were sold at the end. Also among the items for sale were all the tea cups and tea pots which were used for the occasion. Great kudos for all their hard work. Americas Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present Americas Boating Course beginning Monday, continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program is covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Conditions, Communications, and Lines, Introduction to Charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. St. Petersburg Sailing Center Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. per family. Maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration required.
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18 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 This Weeks Solution It is almost time for the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club to start up October with a hayride at Boyd include a trip to the Morse Museum in Orlando, a visit to Allisons Orchids in Seminole, a boat trip to 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 all are welcome! Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. If you would like to become a member, Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to for further information. Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 15 September 21, 2011 19 The Gabs This month is the 51st anniversary of the rst televised presidential debate. How do you think television has changed the way people think about voting ?Bob Page, Madeira Beach: Terrible, because Ron Paul has a message and they bury his message. They evaluate what people should listen to. Gabriela Miliano, Gulfport: You mind is the Internet; television seems secondary to me. Hilde Addison, Tampa: Television your own mind because of the TV. Doug Burkholder, Gulfport: It certainly has made a respected politician more easily available. I and marveled at what was taking place. I was watching history. It exposes candidates and their warts to the public. Only $235 for a Full Page Advertisement Only $325 for a Color Full Page AdvertisementFull Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print SAVE BIG! 1419 49th Street S. Gulfport FL 33707 (727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830 email@example.com
20 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Bridal Showcase ST. PETE BEACHRecently engaged? Looking for a venue or to connect with tons of awesome vendors all in the same place? Save the date for a Bridal Showcase in the beautiful, waterfront Boca Ciega Ballroom. The Bridal Showcase Ciega Drive. The show is free and open to the public and will feature ceremony and reception dcor, food and beverage samples, door prizes, live music, day-of discounts and specials, and much more! For more www.spbrec.com.Chamber to Host Golf Tournament The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Golf for Business at the Renaissance Isle Boulevard, St. Petersburg) support will help the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce give back to the business community through effective programming and promotion of business to business commerce. Dave Moore, former tight end of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & local entrepreneur, will be this years Honorary Chairman. This event has a shotgun start of are available. You must register with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce by contacting Amanda TampaBayBeaches.com.
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22 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Fall Colors By Mary Marsh Members of the Art Guild of Treasure Island bring us their opening show at the TI Community Pat Davis offers four of her colorful acrylics, each with its own story: To Have and To Hold, Florida Snowbirds and Transportation Included. Pats delightful Mrs. Hippo is sure to bring a smile when the viewer spots her red toenails and red-tipped eyelashes, as she prances down the red fashion runway. Bruce Fallender, award-winning abstract artist, brings us Gala Gathering, in acrylic; Jazz Jam, in watercolor; and Flamenco Fantasy, in mixed media. Lastly, with Patriotic Jubilation, the painting the sky with splashes of red and blue ink. Jill Hale demonstrates her eye for composition and color in her entries, which include one fresh watercolor, Blossoms, and three acrylics: a and an intriguing abstract in Metallica.. In her whimsical Fanta Sea Jill creates a delicate, underwater coral sculpture. Classic oil painter, Donald Silvestri, gives us Steps to Melk, a glowing landscape; Morning After, a seascape, and Hail To the Chiefs, the artists cloud fantasy of Mt. Rushmores Presidents. Dons plotting some deep underwater intrigue. Patricia Van Leuvan adds four brightly colored acrylics to this exhibit. Three landscapes: Tropical Sunset with dark palm trees against gold and blue, Passage to Juneau and Pretty in Pink. In her portrait composition, Blue Parrot, Pat captures exciting rhythm with great color. Plan to see our show at the Avenue, just east of Gulf Boulevard. hours of operation. Community Center to Host Yard SaleST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is hosting its alwayspopular yard sale at the St. Pete Beach Drive, on Saturday, September 24th the gym and outdoor covered spaces no entrance fee for shoppers. Sales at the Community Center have up shoppers. Registration is going on now and continues until all spaces or to reserve your spot.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
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24 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 By Matthew Margolis Correct the Behavior, Strengthen the Bond everybody loves the work that comes with. For all their cute cuddliness, puppies pose a serious challenge: How do you correct the unwanted behavior without destroying the bond? My 7-month-old Labrador retriever, Molly, is chewing up everything I own. I work full time, and I have to pay someone to come in the middle of the day to let her and my other dog outside for a walk and potty break. She has been especially destructive lately, chewing nearly a dozen books and photo albums, which is extremely upsetting to me. I dont know what I am doing wrong. She has a plethora of chew toys, ready access to food and water, regular potty breaks during the day, and plenty of attention and affection. I know she is still a puppy, but I cannot afford to lose anything else to her destructive behavior. I have been extremely frustrated by this, and I have yelled and hit the dog. Now they are both terribly frightened of me, and I feel guilty. I try to board up and block off anything that could be of interest to her, but somehow I could use some help. what you want and dont want before the concept of punishment even enters your mind. Second things second: When the concept of punishment enters your mind, rule it out. Replace it with a two-fold plan for correction and positive reinforcement. This is the key to teaching your dog while strengthening your bond. Finally, understand that the process of replacing unwanted behaviors with desired alternatives demands the following of the dog owner: -Presence. Punishment hours after the fact has zero impact on the unwanted behavior. Correction in the moment is the goal. -Patience. Learning takes time. Dont let your frustration get the better of you. -Persistence. Calm, consistent correction of unwanted behavior will prevail. -Preparation. Arm yourself with knowledge. Equip yourself with tools. My advice to Mollys owner: Buy a wire crate, and turn it into a den. Mollys crate should offer good panoramic visibility, should be roomy enough for her to lie down, stand up and stretch out, and should be decked out in the creature comforts that make her feel safe and secure -cushion, soft blanket, favorite chew toys. This is where Molly should spend her unsupervised hours until she proves herself trustworthy. A crate is not a place of punishment. Do not feel mean for crating your would leave a toddler alone in a house for eight hours. Imagine the public outcry if a child were injured under those circumstances. Why should it be any different for a puppy? The next step for Molly is training, and this can be accomplished any number of ways. Professional training is so effective because it does double-duty: teaching the dog and the dog owner how to communicate. People tend to skip it because they dont want to spend the money, but when your pup is chewing you out of house and home, the cost of training is a steal. And you cant beat it as a long-term investment in your bond.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack Bar Mon. thru Fri. Breakfast Sandwiches, Bagels & Danish Hot Dogs, Hot/Cold Sandwiches Pizza every Wednesday! Coffee, Tea, Sodas Great prices! Daily Specials Noon Dining offered by Neighborly Care Network Hot Lunch Mon. thru Fri. Meals on Wheels for Homebound Contact Pat Hazell at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport year old Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He is a very friendly young fellow with lots of love to share. He is a bundle of energy and will be a great student in the SPCA behavior classes. Meet SPCA Pet of the Week Ellie has a very sweet disposition and loves to be right by your side. She enjoys long walks and then cuddling with those around her. She would be a great addition to any family. To learn more about Ellie, visit her at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at petpalaninalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter This handsome one-year old Tabby is a winner with dark orange stripes and piercing green eyes. He is laid back and adoptable cats and kittens or visit www.saveourstraysinc. com. Save Our Strays
26 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 By Holiday Mathis VIRGO person you know who has had the hardest day of his life has probably had a hundred such days before. And theres another person who wouldnt complain if he had the trials of Job. Youll wisely sense where people are in the emotional maturity department and give proper credence to their statements. LIBRA contemplate a departure. Perhaps this has to do with an institution, a belief system or a school of thought to which you can no longer subscribe. Consider this choice very carefully. Some school-leavers -Thomas Edison and Bill Gates -moved on to change the world. Others havent moved on at all. SCORPIO project may seem overwhelming in the beginning stages. Give yourself plenty of time. Immediate answers are likely to be incorrect. Take a wait and see attitude. Dont move to do so. Patience is most important. Everything will come together as its supposed to. SAGITTARIUS inconsequential matters may seem impractical, and yet this is precisely the focus that will prove most useful. An aura of glamour comes over you as you concern yourself with nonessential areas of life. People need glamour and will be attracted to your glow. CAPRICORN Whilst seeking a harmonious life with pleasant surroundings, you wind and drama. Is this secretly what you wanted all along? Or did you stumble here purely by accident? The answer to these questions will make you feel both wise and free. AQUARIUS You are still blaming yourself for something that happened long this mental pattern cold turkey. Rationally examine the matter, and you will understand that there is no need for blame, since at the time your actions truly could not be helped. PISCES are emotions that hinder you, not because they are bad or wrong, but because they are burdensome to the psyche. For instance, envy makes true, loving self. Fear is paralyzing. Youll effectively steer clear of such emotions because you know theyll slow you down. ARIES may know that your friend is not a measuring rod by which to determine your own height. But tell that to a 4-year-old whose primary wish is to get bigger. In some ways, you are like that 4-year-old this week. The child version of you is still inside you, wanting to be acknowledged for being all grown up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though interacting with you may be a joyful experience for others, you cannot really make another person happy without his or her consent. And its the same for all the other emotions. Do your best, but recognize that you are not solely responsible for what other people feel. GEMINI successful. That is the blessing and the curse of the extremely ambitious. You may feel dwarfed by the tall mountains, but that has nothing to do with whether or not you can actually make it to the top. One step at a time will get you there. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your mood will rest around its natural set point in the early week. As the week progresses, youll get a burst of energy that you can apply toward moving your mood in the direction of greater happiness or misery. It will take the same amount of energy to move in either direction -the choice will be up to you. LEO was a day this week when you could lounge around in bed from morning to night. Come to think of it, the last time you did that (sick days not included) was about ... never. You may feel that you dont have the time, but put it on the schedule. An extremely lazy day is an experience you should have at least once. This Weeks Birthdays endeavors will capture your attention, and yet there is something you have to get out of the way before you can dive in completely. A place youve longed to see or something youve wanted to do will take precedence. It will feel right Family encourages you through the winter. In January, love makes you feel like you are experiencing many July bring adventure. Express your creative energy. It will heal you to do so. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionFor info, call J at 727-688-3040Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. TheToonsters Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m. Entertainment by Bob and Sue starting October 4thWednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. ReservedThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Listening And Dancing Music By over due BillSunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Accordion by Woody Donations accepted Weather permitting
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 27 Guild to Offer Art Classes The Treasure Island Art Guild is starting its basic drawing and per day if paid weekly. Classes will be held at The Treasure Island City for what materials are needed. Tangerine Blues Fest Headliner Albert Castiglia, The Legendary JCs, Shar Baby and the Steve Arvey Band will perform at the Tangerine Blues Fest, a free concert held at the Tangerine Greenway Ave. S. in Gulfport on Saturday, September 24th. Along with great music, well have food, soft drink, beer and wine vendors, as well as arts and crafts booths, plus a family fun area for the kids, said festival spokesman Rick Smith. Its a community event to South corridor. Additionally, the Tangerine Blues Fest is a sanctioned fundraising event for All Childrens Hospital. Castiglia, a Miami-based singer/ guitarist, is one of the blues worlds rising stars. A former sideman with the late Junior Wells, Castiglia mixes modern sensibilities with strong ties to the Chicago blues tradition. The Park, are one of the most vibrantly entertaining acts in the Sunshine State, mixing classic funk, R&B and soul. Birmingham, Alabamas Shar Baby, mean guitar and sings in a low-down deep-South style. Versatile Steve Arvey blends blues, folk and rock on acoustic and electric guitars, and tops it all with gravelly, soulful vocals. The Tangerine Blues Fest runs Free admission. Sponsors include the City of St. Petersburg, the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. Teen Board Game Afternoons Teen Board Game Afternoons is a new group forming every Wednesday Library. Stop by after school to enjoy some fun and face-to-face interaction with your opponents! Call Sheri at 727
28 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Weekly Market PainterAngus Macaulay pauses to paint in between chatting with passers-by at the Tuesday morning market in Gulfport. Angus is a regular feature at the weekly market. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Calendar The Garden Club of St. Petersburg announces its schedule of events for the month of September. Back. Center. Program: Pot au Fleur, the arrangement of growing plants emphasis of the Flower Arranging at Garden Center. Program: that can be planted to attract them. Speaker, Steve Baches, International Humming Bird Group. Holy Name Oktoberfest Seeks Vendors If you are a food vendor, craft vendor or local eatery interested in participating in their Fall Festival, send your contact information to form will be e-mailed or direct mailed to you. Food vendors will be stationed outdoors and the Arts and Crafts Fair will be held in the Maria Center throughout the 4-day festival. Space is limited both outside and forms are also available in the rectory They are also inviting entertainment groups or individuals, singers, dancers to come join in the fun during this event. If you are interested in introducing yourself to the public in a fun and family environment, this is the place for you. Come be discovered and who knows Americas Got Talent could be your next stop. Contact information should be sent to the above fax number or email address. The Oktoberfest fall festival has been an annual event in Gulfport for Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t ! P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o ! e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 29 City of Gulfport Nostalgic Birthday Bash Mark your calendar for the City to celebrate than to have a good old fashion Gulfport Birthday party at the Gulfport Historical Museum? A new twist to an old tradition is there will be plenty of antiques! If you are an antique buff, this event is for you. If you think you have an heirloom of worth from great grandma, bring it professional appraisers from the Gatehouse will value your antiques 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 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 fry dinner is a must try experience. During this event, take an inside tour of the Gulfport Historical museum and pick up your brand new Historical Society Gulfport Calendar. the Gulfport event dates of October the Birthday Bash, so be sure to get your calendar or call the Gulfport 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 desk. Please include name, phone number and email address. Deadline for submission is Friday, September 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 food vendors. Go to www.suzieking. com to download your application.
30 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Local ObituariesHIXON, HEATHER K. Gulfport, passed away at her home. A gathering of family and friends will be both at Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach. For a full online tribute go to beachmemorial.com. LAWLOR, ALFRIEDA LOMBARD, second husband, John Lawlor; and eight brothers and sisters. Frieda is survived by her sons, James Lombard and his wife, Sharon, and Paul Lombard and his wife, Paulette; her husband, Tom; sister, Teresa Jachimowicz and her husband, Vic; grandchildren; and a host of many other family and friends. Freida grew Edward Lombard, who she was happily married to for more than 40 years. Freida and her second husband, John Lawlor were married for than good health for most all of her life and she enjoyed traveling all over the some of her favorite pastimes and she stayed active with her homeowners association in Florida, where she Town Shores. She was also active in her church and Senior Center in Gulfport, Florida. Frieda will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. A Memorial Mass will be Interment will follow at St. Adalbert make donations in Friedas honor to the Alzheimers Association, the charity of your choice. PRECKLER, STEVE Gulfport, died Saturday, Aug. 27, celebrated by Rev. James Ruhlin will in Gulfport on Wednesday, Sept. a reception at the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club where he was a member. He was also a lifetime may be made to Suncoast HospiceFree Italian Language Classes The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg is offering free Italian language classes every Thursday evening at the Gulfport Beginning Grammar and Advanced Conversation classes are offered Conversation, Intermediate Grammar and Advanced Workshop classes take place. Polish American Society News The Polish American Society of Drive SE in St. Petersburg (next to the Coast Guard Commissary) will open its fall and winter season with a dance on Sunday, September through May. They will be open every Sunday with the exception of will be from 4-7 p.m. Food will be members and $7 for guests. Call 727org. For hall rental, call Randy at
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32 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, sion of Every Last One, by Anna available at the Reference Desk. Genealogy Assistance: Saturday, lored to your questions about using traditional and online resources for researching family history. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, served. Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Teen Board Game Afternoons: EvStop by after school to enjoy some fun & face-to-face interaction with your opponents! ROOM. www.mygulfport.us/gpl Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: pals.polarislibrary.com RECREATION WEBSITE -www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym reg. $2 res./$20 non-resident Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.Fri., non-res. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations Care Program are currently being acwith extended hours available until registration are MondayFriday from 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM rently being accepted for teens in school). Program hours are Mon., res/$20 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS currently being accepted. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, handslive in Florida. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and The Tot Time Program cost is a nonrefundable annual registration fee of monthly options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport resiparents must apply at Coordinated Eligibility. Both programs are limited for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate riod. 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 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/ MUST have a signed parental consent Center. Availability to register: Mon
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 33 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Sept. 18, 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 Night in Italy Event: Come join us for by the Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg at 7pm. Tickets are item for the Silent Auction, please call the Senior Center. Art Under the Oaks: Show your talent at Art Under the Oaks on the juried show must be original and created by the artist. Variety of art accepted: painting, drawing, textile, glass, wood and photography. Applicant deadline: Fri. Oct. 4. Photos of work required for juried show. Ribbons, be given in several categories. General gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org Blessing of Animals: Tues. Oct. 4 Center. The blessing will be provided by Reverend Mikki Robinson pastor of Gulfport Presbyterian Church. Senior Center Birthday Party: Get your ticket now for our Senior Center Birthday Party that will be held on entertainment, refreshments, door prizes, opportunity drawings, games, and more! Free but donations gladly accepted. Must pick up your free ticket in advance. Contract Bridge Party: will be held to reserve. Refreshments provided. Courtesy of Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Snack Bar Assistant Needed: The Senior Center is looking for further Snack Bar assistance. Please contact the Senior Center if you would like more info. Background screenings required. Flu Shots: and most insurances accepted. Tai Chi: Center Italian Language Classes: Classes are & 7pm. for advanced/conversation. Bingo Cancelled: GEMS Express: Try our new express trips 2242 for more info. GEMS & Tyrone Square Mall: Shop at Tyrone Square Mall every Mon. & Thurs. Gardens, Winn Dixie and other shops in the Tyrone Garden Shopping Center. Call now for more info. Senior Center Snack Bar: Come check out our Snack Bar that offers a variety of food items at great prices. Fun and friendly atmosphere! Computer Instructor Needed: Are you pretty good with computers? We have a few seniors in need of some basic computer skills. Call and let us know if you can volunteer these services. Background Screenings are required. Line Dance Instructor Needed: The Senior Center is in need of a volunteer to facilitate a Line Dance Class on Thursdays please call the Senior Center. Senior Trips: Fun trips ahead: Ed Fletchers Dinner Theater in Clearwater on Thurs. Sept. 22 (Leading Ladies play Fallen Pine Farms in Sarasota on Tues. Sept. 27 (Includes lunch buffet at Duffs, and info on other September trips. SPECIAL SERVICES AARP Driving Class: are offered on Free Legal Assistance: Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070AL DOWNING TAMPA BAY JAZZ ASSOC. proudly presents LORRI HAFER & HAFER HOUSE JAZZ Sun., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. $15, www.aldowningjazz.com
34 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntIs Organic Worth It? My supermarket has caught organic fever. What used to be a little table in the produce department with a couple of apples and a few other items marked organic has now morphed into nearly half of that side of the store. They have this area situated in such a way that the two different stacks of bananas are just two feet apart. The one stack marked organic (at a price of about $2 a pound) is within easy reach of the non-organic bananas, on sale I stood there for a few minutes just to watch shopper after shopper pass the cheapies, opting for the two-buck bananas. Are these people trusting, or what? The bananas look identical. How do we know where they came from? Bananas are imported, so who sets the organic standards in, say, South America? I am suspicious. have invaded the meat department. concept a bit if indeed its true that many chickens and cows are fed antibiotics and enhancement drugs products. It does creep me out a bit to think of what we might be eating. Wow! And whats with the organic shampoo, soaps and cleaning products? Thats where I draw the line. Reading an informative article in Money magazine, Whole Foods: Ive been thinking: There are no recognized organic standards in the personal-care industry. Anyone can call dishwashing detergent organic, not have to prove a thing. Green soaps and detergents may be less harmful to the environment (they say they have no phosphates), but they dont do any better job of cleaning. In fact, they can keep their green glass cleaner. I, for one, need that ammonia added to the Windex. A year ago, I was hardnosed, stubbornly opposed to anything marked organic. Ive come around a wee bit, now agreeing that softskinned fruits like apples, peaches, apricots and plums do absorb through that skin what theyre exposed to. Onions, avocados and corn are practically pesticide-free whether they are organically grown Environmental Working Groups website, lists conventionally grown fruits and vegetables by pesticide content. And the meat issue does ring true with me. So, if I have any organic dollars to spend, thats where theyre going. As for organic shampoo, cookies, chips, cereal and window cleaner, forget it. Ill stick with my regular non-organic brands. And Ill bet you anything the contents of my products are virtually the same as the pricey organic models. With the outlandish difference in price, especially when I can get these products on sale, I am smiling all the way to the bank.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 35 Gymcraftics at Gulfport Rec Weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays S.) in the game room. The experience is open to middle school, high school, college age students and adults. In gymcraftics, you will experience progressions and sequences that Balancing, cooperation, exploring, inventing and teamwork are the main goals of this class. All groups are welcome such as pairs, triples, small and large groups. This class would also be great for an after work get together. For more information, contact Abby or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call John at the Gulfport Recreation is on a donation accepted basis so there is no excuse not to come try gymcraftics. The Recreation Center had a demo at their teen night program and the teens and staff
36 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Selecting a Home Improvement Project Dear Pat : I have an older home, and its somewhat smaller than most other homes in my neighborhood. Im thinking about building a room addition. How can I determine if this makes sense? -Annette H. Dear Annette: There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not to do a major home improvement project and in determining the scope of the project. Of course, your budget is always one of the primary factors, but not always the most important one. People should look at a house as a home rather than simply as a planning to sell your house fairly soon, consider your quality of life and how the home improvement will affect it. If youve always dreamed of something, such as a large master bathroom or a woodworking shop, weigh that more heavily than the dream house and youre sure youll be moving on sometime, place more home improvement project. Contact a Realtor to do a comparative market evaluation of your home relative to others in your area. You dont want your home after pricier than the others in your neighborhood, because you may not be able to recover the cost of the improvement. Since you say your home is one of the smaller ones, you probably can make some substantial improvements and still be in the ballpark on selling price. If you have several improvement projects under consideration and must choose from among them, get an appraisal of the home with each of the various improvements taken selecting the proper improvement. Also, check some builder magazines. They often do annual analyses of which improvements bring the best return at resale. The return on investment for projects varies substantially for different areas of the country. For example, adding an in-ground pool will not increase the value of a house as much in Maine as it does in Florida. Another consideration is how well the improvement blends with the existing architecture of your home and with other homes in the area. When completed, you want the room addition not to look like a room addition. It should appear to be just part of the original house. This is true for both the exterior and the interior of your room addition. Accomplishing this seamless blend may add largely to the overall cost of the improvement. An example of what not to do would be to use inexpensive vinyl siding on the addition when the rest of the houses exterior is brick veneer. Actually, matching new brick type of mortar joints can even affect the appearance. The interior trim is usually much easier to match to the old than the exterior. Try to resist the temptation to use the newest high-tech materials unless they offer some actual functional advantages. Lighting is one area, though, where the newer best.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 37 Suncoast Sierra Club to Meet Suncoast Sierra Club of Pinellas County will present a program about climbing Mt. Everest on September Park in Clearwater. Ian Woodfall will speak on his three trips climbing in this amazing place. Moccasin Lake Park is just off of Drew and Hwy. SPCA Seeks Vendors/ Exhibitors for Pet Walk Vendors interested in supporting homeless animals and exhibiting their products/services to more than The vendor booth fees start at only south Straub Park/downtown St. demand the St. Petersburg Times, will host the adoptable pet parade. For more information, or to register visit their website at Janet@SPCATampaBay.org or call Vendors Welcome to New Fresh Market The Corey Area Business Association (CABA) will be hosting a new Fresh Market on Sundays in downtown St. Pete Beach. The new Corey Fresh Market St Pete Beach will be managed by Bob Fernandez. Vendors of fresh and/or organic produce, plants/ items, arts/crafts are welcome. For vendor information or to sign up please contact Bob at 727email: email@example.com. Vendor applications may be found at www. coreyave.com. The new market starts October Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St Pete Beach. Free www.coreyave.com.Fall Childrens Book Drive The Christmas Toy Shop Project, Inc. is having a Fall Childrens Book Drive. Donations of new and requested. The books are included as part of the toy distribution to local needy children at Christmas. They are also requesting the participation of local clubs and youth groups in the book drive. Toys, both new and gently used, are also welcome. Donations are accepted at the Toy Petersburg or visit their website for other locals www.christmastoyshop. org. If your organization can help out with the book drive, please call juno.com.
38 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Keep It SimpleA job is a job is a job. So, hiring government workers means fewer unemployed. Of course, its not quite as simple as that. Someone has to pay for hires and that would be the taxpayers which includes small and large businesses. engines of businesses which should be the point of any legislation that is inserted into the market process. So, President Obamas new partial job policy (more to come later) as outlined before Congress last week is not likely to do much, or go very far for that matter. That policy would provide money for re-hiring teachers, building schools (similar to the original stimulus plan), money for highway building, extension of of payroll tax cuts and possibly passing those on to employers. Republicans may be forced to vote for the tax cuts because they like tax cuts. Problem: the cuts cut into the Social Security fund and the taxes are temporary so are unlikely to unleash the economy. Part of governments role is to build infrastructure, particularly highways, whose costs are at least partially covered by user fees (gasoline and highway taxes). Problem is that building roads take time. Remember around? The Miami Herald wrote an editorial headlined Put Us Back to Work. Government cant put people back to work. Businesses put people to work. So what government program does work? Certainty helps. Businesses usually work on long term plans. higher taxes, higher costs or not (all of which will be passed on to consumers is heavy uncertainty. Anti-business philosophy by the federal government creates uncertainty. Regulations that change and increase in number and depth create uncertainty. Complex and hard to interpret tax regulations cause uncertainty. Our economy has plenty of all those uncertainties and there is no indication that there will be less. Try starting a new business and going public. Consider then studies that have to be done to build a road. Consider the regulations on just about every business. Someone pointed out that it took less than two years to build the Empire State building, but it will take 20 years to were. By the way, the big economic crash didnt happen because there were too few regulations. The crash came because the regulators and over seers didnt enforce the regulations that were on the books. The political reaction, however, was to pass more regulations. This is not about being anti or pro business. This is about common sense. In the perfect world, everything, including our private lives, would be perfectly regulated by perfect people with perfect insight, perfect knowledge, perfect ideals, moral and ethics. Flash! The world isnt innovation, growth and jobs. And result is a drag on productivity and an exponential increase in special interests and an increasing infusion of politics. subsidizing and otherwise protecting certain industries (think green, but not exclusively). The alliance between businesses and government not only is economically unwise, but an invitation to corruption. Business doesnt need government assistance. It needs government to back off. Right now, business start-ups, expansions, explorations, innovations, are activities of big business with big investments and big resources. This does not help individuals move up the economic ladder and this is a big part of the oft-described income gaps. These are more than philosophical (or, political) arguments. These are real world issues. I know. The reply will be that businesses fudge, cheat, gouge. Thats true. But so is it that government, particularly big government, beats that in spades and government has the power of taxation and policing. We are back to common sense and what works. Remember Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber September 15 September 21, 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 Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6-9pm Regular Post Mtg. 6pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Harry 7-10pm out. Please come and see him if you need assistance, thats why he is there! sale will begin at 7 p.m. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. Come on down for the goodies. Also, clean out your garages and closets and donate items for auction. would like to thank all who participated and volunteered their time. Many unsold items were donated for the Penny Auction but we need more! We are still collecting items to be sent to our soldiers and schools supplies. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.
40 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Beta Sigma Phi Beta Sigma Phi is an international sorority which provides women with social and cultural outlets. The Chapters of Sunshine City Council meet at various times depending on the chapter format. If you are interested call Ro Gifford, as they are always looking for new members. Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter home of Elaine Penner at 7 p.m. Elaine will present the program on traditions. The chapter meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in members homes. Each member will do a program this year on traditions of some sort as the Beta Sigma Phi International theme is Building Our Future on Traditions. The Executive Board meeting will Cheryl Martins home at 7 pm. Sunshine City Council Meeting will be conducted at Dixie Hollins High School in the ROTC Room. These meetings are held once a month to facilitate the business of the chapters. They had their annual Rush for new more such get togethers in the near future. An Ice Cream Social gave during the evening, as they greeted new perspective members at Cheryl Martins home. LET members will meet on home of Janet Taylor at 7 p.m. for a ways and means meeting. They will be painting the annual ceramic Christmas mouse ornaments. The Members will meet on Saturday, September 24 at the Parkside Restaurant for the September social. Elaine Penner and Paula Roberts are the hostesses for this social. For more information, please contact
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 41 Sunday Dinners at Czechoslovak Center The Czechoslovak Cultural Center serves Sunday dinners. Menu choice is pork, sauerkraut and dumplings or menu will be beef with tomato gravy or roast chicken. Soup, dessert, coffee and tea are served with each meal. on Fridays to make your reservations. Hall is available for rental; call Anna SPCA Enters $100K Adoption Challenge August marks the beginning of a more animals. lovers SPCA Tampa Bay is one will be awarded based on how well shelters do at beating their prior years adoption numbers during the August, September and October challenge months. August specials include: up. Fee-waived promotions in June of the cat adopted. the SPCA Tampa Bay Pet Boutique: includes a stylish break-away collar, one bag of litter, one litter box, a scoop and a cat toy. for $40 includes spay-neuter, carrier and microchip. Bring your own carrier and adoption fee drops to $20. Rabbit Adopters receive a grooming tools. includes spay-neuter, microchip, vaccinations, leash, collar and free behavior class. crate, leash, collar and free behavior class. Mixed breed pups go home spayed or neutered and microchipped. Also includes vaccinations, leash, collar and free puppy play day behavior class. Upgrade leash and collar for Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, Rats second adoption fee is waived. and younger who are gaining their digital photo. Adoption Specials will apply while supplies last! Items of equal or greater value may be substituted. Preview adoptables at www.
42 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 9/2 Domestic Battery5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. Drunk Driver6100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Prowler1900 Blk 56th St. S. Narcotics/Drugs5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. Animal Complaint5300 Blk 25th Ave. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft4600 Blk Tifton Dr. S. Battery5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Saturday 9/3 Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. City County Code Violation2700 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5500 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft700 Blk 60th St. S. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk Shore Blvd S. Sunday 9/4 Suspicious VehicleOsgood Point. Criminal Mischief4900 Blk 9th Ave. S. Call for OfcerTomlinson Park. Trouble with Individual5700 Blk 25th Ave. S. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise Complaint1200 Blk 52nd St. S. Monday 9/5 Suspicious Person1700 Blk 55th Ave. S. Suspicious VehicleOsgood Point. Animal Complaint4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1400 Blk Freemont St. S. Trouble with Individual5500 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Tuesday 9/6 Suspicious Vehicle5400 Blk Essex Ave. S. Street Obstruction2600 Blk 54th St. S. Road Hazard900 Blk 58th St. S. Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary5000 Blk 8th Ave. S. Suspicious Person600 Blk 54th St. S. City County Code Violation2800 Blk 47th St. S. Wednesday 9/7 Fight in Progress5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Person3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls Location Withheld. Call for Ofcer900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary5200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle1800 Blk Gray St. S. Thursday 9/8 Noise Complaint6000 Blk Shore Blvd S. Animal Complaint1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Trouble with Individual1000 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person4700 Blk 26th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer1700 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Complaint5200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Noise Complaint1600 Blk 56th St. S.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 43 Try your hand at SudokuKeep Gulfport Weird Mini-Triathlon! Mini-Triathlon will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, same day as the Tangerine Blues Fest the Waterfront area. The course will will begin at the church parking lot 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 for other categories as well including enthusiasm, originality and costumes. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. Best of all, registration is free. Anyone who wants to participate, all or in part, is welcome to do so. The rules are simply obeying the law and treating fellow participants with respect. element to this event, so if anyone is interested in volunteering, please call City of Gulfport Leisure Services mygulfport.us. Calling All Vendors and Eateries If you are a food vendor, craft vendor or local eatery interested in information to abulmans@tampabay. and a reservation form with fees and details of the festival will be e-mailed or direct mailed to you. Food vendors will be stationed outdoors and the Arts and Crafts Fair will be held inside the Maria Center throughout the 4-day festival. Space is limited both outside and inside and will be basis. Reservation forms are also Avenue S. in Gulfport. The Oktoberfest fall festival has been an annual event in Gulfport This is a fun weekend including rides, games, food, dancing and entertainment.
44 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 Henna, from front pageVictoria Wenners paints a henna buttery on Jesse Masons hand. Victoria lives in Gulfport but learned her craft in India. India that she learned the art form she practices today. She uses the powder of ground henna leaves, lemon juice and eucalyptus oil. Is that why it feels cool? Jesse asks as she watches Victoria turn her hand into a canvas. Victoria nods, then goes on to explain the difference between her henna and something called black henna. Black henna, made with Chinese hair dye, she says, can cause lesions and, in extreme cases, cause a persons liver to shut down. Its now illegal in the United States, but that doesnt stop people from worrying that henna could In India, Victoria learned not only how to mix her own henna but the traditions behind henna. A womans honeymoon, she says, will last as long as her henna have staying power. How long Jesses henna will last depends not only on Victoria but Jesse as card and some special lotion and explains how to care for the henna. It looks like brown bubble paint that people used to use on t-shirts. Victoria tells her that in four to eight hours depending on how long Jesse wants her henna to last she can use a credit card to scrape off the top layer. By then the henna will have died the skin. She encourages her to use the lotion and says that she can do anything she would normally do without worrying about the henna rubbing off her hand. The longer Jesse waits to wash her hand, the longer the henna art will last. Until it disappears completely. Its always changing color, she says as Jesse thanks her, holding her hand straight out to admire it as she walks out of Victorias studio-meets-SUVstorage area. Its a mercurial art form. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. BPW to Meet The Business and Professional Women/St. Petersburg-Pinellas (BPW) club will feature Barbara A. Parenthood of Southwest and Central luncheon meeting. BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas meets Thursday of each month at The 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 your reservations online: www. BPWStPetePinellas.org. Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk Be part of a day of inspiration and annual PurpleStride Tampa Bay Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday, great incentives for fundraising and also be a great post-race party with food, prizes and local vendors. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Fore more information, call Ben Fudge at
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 45 Alis Allstars Cheerleading Class Alis Allstars Cheerleading at the Gulfport Recreation Center is an ongoing class on Thursdays from will learn cheers, chants, dance, stunts and team work. Cost is $24 fee. For more information call Alison Calling Antiques and Collectables Vendors The Annual Gulfport Birthday Bash will take place on Saturday, the Gulfport Historical Museum. The Gulfport Historical Society is seeking antiques and collectables vendors to sell their wares during the event. Vendor information and application can be found under the vendor info tab at www.SikPromotions.com or by Beginner Tai Chi in Gulfport Classes in Taoist Tai Chi currently meeting at Scout Hall will move back to the Recreation Center at 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 derived from each 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 Register for Father Daughter Ball Girls Inc. will host the annual Father Daughter Ball at the beautiful Tradewinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach. This will be a glittering affair that emphasizes the special relationship between girls and their dads. Favorite uncles, grandfathers, also welcome as escorts. This will be an enchanted evening says Susan Olsen, Community Development Coordinator for Girls Inc. Radio Disney will provide the entertainment, and the ball also includes a sumptuous three course dinner, portraits, auctions, and much more. Auction items include vacation getaways, sports memorabilia, concert tickets, and plenty of bling. This will be an evening dads royal princess wont forget, says Olsen. receive a complimentary limo ride from St. Albans Church to the Tradewinds Island Resort. Last year this event sold out well in advance. Reservations are required, no walkups. development program helping the girls of today develop the tools and vision to become the leaders of tomorrow. For more information or to register, please visit www.girlsinc
46 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 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. tickets purchased separately. Find out more about this great value by giving Cathy Culler a call at 727If youve ever been to one of their productions, youve no doubt seen Cathy at the ticket counter. Cathy is, and has been for years, their head ticket lady. Shell answer any questions you may have about their group and their upcoming shows. You can also visit the Players website at http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org for more information too! Childrens Gymnastics Class Sunshine Gymnastics will be at the Gulfport Recreation Center. skills, tumbling, low balance beam, spring board, and more. The class discount).. Please call Barbara at Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from St. Petersburg. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. dumplings). Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at Everyone is welcome. Community Band to Resume Rehearsals The South Pasadena Community Band has announced that rehearsals will resume Thursday, September located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings presents public concerts monthly with the exception of January. the band. Max Millspaugh, Musical Director, said we always welcome adult musicians who enjoy reading band scores and who enjoy the discipline of preparing and presenting community band concerts. The and concerts feature themes which facilitate a wide variety of musical repertoire. Outdoor concerts are held in the bands shell in Galatea Garden. The band will return to the Gulfport February and March concerts. The concert season will be announced soon. Anyone seeking further information may contact Band President Ronald Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 47 Putting the here, here. Orlando, you have broken my heart. Boulevard, just outside Orlando, and I loved it. Other than buying groceries I did all my shopping by walking around the corner to Park Avenue. I found birthday gifts at a Christmas wreath for my front door. I sipped coffee at a non-Seattle-based shop that was neither trendy nor pricey. Friends and neighbors would walk down the street and get sushi at a hole-in-the-wall; the bookstore next door always had a lively game of checkers at its sidewalk table. The Mill restaurant had food for nonsushi lovers and we could walk there Orlando seemed very far away, Terror on Church Street and marvel at the tourists whod managed to wander away from the theme parks for an evening. Wed use the parking we wanted to head down Colonial to Dekkos to go dancing. I worked, once or twice, as a stagehand for Orlando Opera Company, and the company shared space with Southern Ballet in a building donated by Florida Power. Before every matinee my friend Angi and I would climb a narrow ladder up to the roof and spread Visqueen over the long, narrow skylight. Lake Ivanhoe curved along the building and, while I hated the climb, I loved the view. In case it isnt clear, I loved everything about Orlando and Winter Park. The only thing wrong was that it was way too far from the beach, and I need salt water like beagles need to howl. I moved back to Pinellas county. time the visits grew less frequent. I went back this week, and what I saw shattered my heart. Dollar General, automotive chain stores, and fast food chains dominate the landscape. My college and early 20s memories are all that remain of a unique, untouched community. I dont just mean Orlando; Park Boulevard has changed utterly, populated with the smaller chain stores you see in every small town trying to make itself distinctive from the next small town 20 miles over. A few holdouts remain, but the personal feel has disappeared under a cloud of assimilation. Orlando. Over the past few days the joke in our small camper has become Look a Dollar General. We must be downtown. At times I feel adrift in Anytown, USA. My thesis chair and Florida guru Dr. Gary Mormino wrote an article for the Tampa Tribune years ago. of the Orlando skyline. Welcome to Orlando! the postcard read. One problem: the skyline didnt belong to Orlando. When polled, area readers thought it might be Halifax. There is no here, here, Dr. Mormino laments in his article, and as I drove Orlando area and a dozen other smaller towns, my heart breaks for Orlando, for Winter Park, and for every little town in Florida who has lost its here. Dollar General stores all look the same, whether theyre nestled under live oak trees or set amidst palm trees, and, after eight days of driving Floridas back roads, those stores symbolize the loss of our here. I see Florida towns as we travel from stoplight to stoplight through sand, forest and lakes, and some of these roads reveal the very worst of Florida: her homogenized outer skin, a veneer that is peeling up like cheap pressboard furniture thats Road of the state. This is the worst Gulf or Gulfport Boulevard we could conceive. This is neon and sandy asphalt and Anytown, Anywhere. This is hell. I believe St. Pete Beach is trying to keep some of its here, despite what the people throwing around threats and yelling at commission meetings may say. I believe Gulfport wants that, too. I do not know they have the funding or the leadership, but I hope have the latter. Ill be honest, Id feel better if the city planners had been more vocal about how to keep our here, here. Id feel better if Gulfport hadnt already started the march toward low-budget chain stores along its namesake boulevard. I would feel better if we could at least agree on what our here is. Take a drive yourself and search for the here: some of it remains throughout Florida. It bleeds through in old diners with Cuban coffee and restaurants with frogs legs and north Florida and it invites you to roll down your car windows and breath in south Floridas salt air. It knows who it is and cant try and pretend differently. Each here has its own and imperfectly beautiful. It has no apologies. It has no Dollar General stores. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
48 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. This week, lets take a look at how legal transfers of control and decisionmaking work. Guardianship This is a legal process in which the court places an individual or agency in control of someone elses affairs. Since establishing a guardianship requires action by the Court system, it can be expensive and cumbersome. In addition, guardianship reduces an individuals legal rights to those of a minor. Conservatorship This is a type of guardianship that applies only to a persons property and not his or her personal matters. As such, its scope is less restrictive, and the individual involved retains many of his or her legal rights. Durable Power of Attorney By establishing a power of attorney, you authorize someone else to act in your behalf. You can give very limited powers, such as authorizing someone to sell property for you, or very broad powers, such as paying bills, making investment decisions, or making all decisions for you. A durable power of attorney remains in force even if the person who establishes it becomes incompetent. While a power of attorney is generally established to ensure that your affairs will be handled for you, it must be durable to be effective in the event of your incapacity. Any power of attorney, including a durable one, becomes null and void when either the person granting it or the person to whom it is granted dies. You should be sure to specify exactly what functions are to be covered by the durable power of attorney. For example, medical decisions, investment choices and property care Of course, a durable power of attorney should be given only to someone you trust implicitly to act in your best interest. You should requirement of a durable power of attorney. 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. Saturday Happy Hour at Lithuanian Club The Lithuanian-American Club offers happy hour on Saturdays from Petersburg. Cepelinai (zeppelinspotato meat dumpings) are served for $7. Sweet desserts, coffee and wine or Lithuanian beer are available. welcome. Attention Baby Boomers The oldest of the Baby Boomers opening age of Medicare eligibility. As the reality of dealing with Medicare looms large, many people their Medicare options and the processes for enrollment. The Florida Elders) program, in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging, is prepared to provide the assistance you need to understand your options. and counseling resource that trains volunteers to provide free, Floridas seniors and the disabled, particularly about Medicare. Individuals new to Medicare may enroll during the Initial Enrollment Period, which is the seven-month period (birth month plus the three months before and after) surrounding Medicare Parts A, B and D, or they may alternatively choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan with or without drug coverage. All current and soon-to-be Medicare counseling or enrollment assistance. Appointments can be made by contacting the Area Agency on Aging
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 49 Attorney/Legal Caregivers CAREGIVER COMPANION-Seeking Work. Experience with the Elderly. Will Cook, Light Housekeeping. Excellent References. Please Call 727-488-6664. CNA/COMPANION-Need help with loved ones, household chores, errands, meals? Call me! Im reliable, patient, hard working, excellent references. Sharon, 727-902-8836. STUCK AT HOME? Cant Drive, Want to go out to eat daily? Errands? Excellent with dementia and Alzheimers Patients. Call Helen 727-235-3257 Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. HEY, HEY, LOOK!-House Cleaning for the Cheapest Prices in Town Starting at $7.00 an Hour! Call Michelle 727-289-2811.NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. 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 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. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Accounting CERTIFIED HEALTH AIDEExperienced, Bathing, Feeding, Cooking, Medications, Shopping, Companionship. S. Pinellas. References. Call Denise 239-849-3401 Caregivers Cleaning/Housekeeping PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
50 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047 Handy Person HOME REPAIRS BIG OR SMALL-Jobs. Many years of Experience. Free Estimates, Reasonable Rates on account of the Bad Economy. Call 727-644-6194.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. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.TEAM HANDYMAN 727-687-6436Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled. 30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles 727-687-6436. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. Home Improvement Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hur ricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-8044300. RX11066857.
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52 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. 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. Lawn/Landscape TREE REMOVALBig or Small. Trimming, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Hauling. Licensed. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. 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 ENFORCEMENT AGENCYStop Being Robbed! Year Round Maintenance. Clean-ups, Hauling, Senior Discounts. Free Estimates. Owner Operator. 18yrs. Exp. 727637-7579. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting MV PAINTING 727-504-1987Interior & Exterior, Wallpaper Removal, Pressure Cleaning. Over 20yrs. Experience. Quality Work, Reliable Service, Excellent Prices Lic#-C10254. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB SPECIALISTSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Miscellaneous Service YOUR NEEDLEWORK FINISHED-Into Anything from Pillows to Framed Pieces. Wedding Gowns Transformed into Heirloom Christening/Baptisim Gowns. More Information 727343-6150. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. Home Improvement LAWN & HAULAffordable Prices. Roof Clean ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 53 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. MAKE OVER $500 WEEKLYGetting your Braiding License. No GED/Diploma Needed. Payment Plan Available. Contact Mz. Dyvine, 727-217-6152. WINERY EQUIPMENT FOR SALEFormer KY winery owners have equipment and knowledge to help the right person start a winery in the Gulfport Art District. Reply with contact information to email@example.com Help Wanted WANTED SALON PROFESSIONALS Hair, Massage. Booth Rental. Experienced Individuals Apply. Looks & Company, S. Pasadena 727-543-3291. Automotive 2000 WHITE SEBRING-Convertible JXi, 62,000 miles, Great Condition. $5,500. Call Kathy at 343-7949 between 10a.m.-8-p.m.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, $2995. Must See! 727744-8842. SSE 1993 PONTIAC BONNIVILLEFull Power, 105K Miles, Mag Wheels, Runs Good, $1200 o.b.o. 727-374-6594. THE HIGHE$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, $250. 5-Drawer Dresser, $150. Multiple Misc Marble-top Tables, $50/Each. $550 takes all including loveseat. 727-8667455, 727-424-2004. BEAUTIFUL OAK CHINA CABINET-$130. 5 Tier Computer Desk $35. 727-623-0565. TWIN BED-w/night stand, corner computer desk w/computer & printer. 804-8483. TEMPURPEDIC BEDFull Mattress 3 Years Old, Adjustable and Massage. Originally $2500, Sell for $1500. Mahogany Table, $75. Breakfront Oak w/Shelves behind Glass, Drawers & 2 Cabinets, $600. 727-504-8226. SIMMONS QUEEN SIZE MATTRESSExtremely Firm, Orig. $3000 sell for $600. St. Pete Beach. 727-360-0440. General LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 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 Health & Fitness ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-Jazzy, Brand New! $700. o.b.o. Call 391-9236. Marine 1976 17FT LURCRAFTFiberglass. Sound Hall. Solid Floor. Trailer 2003 perfomance Continental. $1300 O.B.O. 727-397-3650 (after 7pm or leave message) LOOKING FOR A FUN ACTIVITY?Bowlers needed at Ten Pin Lanes. Ladies, Men, Seniors, Kids. Call 381-1010. OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. GENTLY USED TOYS-or new toys. For local childrens toy shop. Pick up service available. Donna 727-954-7316. ARE YOU SELLING?Coins, Estate Coins, Sterling Items, Jewelry, Antiques? Call John Sutorius a 15 year Trusted Gabber Advertiser. 727-244-6816. I WANNA OLD TOBACCO PIPESAnd Zippo Military Lighters Vietnam Era, Private Collector. 727-688-7459. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale TRAIN LAYOUT HO-13 engines, 60 cars, many accessories. Highest bid takes it. 4322027. Business Opportunity Automotive Wanted
54 Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 YABO FLEA MARKET NOW OPEN!Under New Management. Saturdays 8:00am. to 2:00pm. 4929 9th Ave. So. Gulfport. POOL TABLE, REFRIGERATORExcercise equipment, Furniture, Camping equipment. Sat. & Sun. 8am-? 4834 AlCazar Way S. (54th Ave. S. & 22nd St.look for sign) HUGE GARAGE SALE-Sat. (9/17). 6338 Emerson Ave. S. 7:30am.-2:30pm. 1513 55th ST S.Inside Sat. 9/17/11. 8am12:00. Furniture & Misc. items. MOVING SALE5713/5717 18th Ave. S. Fri./ Sat./Sun. 8a.m., Garden Tools, Computer, Atari Games, Patio Furniture, Tools. Fishing Pole, TVs, CDs, Records, 8-Tracks, Plant Sale! Happy Talk GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Call Rick 727-418-0086. 4925 12TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Cottage, New Kitchen, Tile Floors, Fenced Yard, Garage, Dogs Welcome. $795/Mo. plus Security. 727322-8030. GULFPORT EFFICIENCY-Nice & Clean, 2808 Clinton St. S. Walk to Art District/Beach. Free cable. No Smokers or Pets. $650/mo. $350 deposit. Includes Utilities. 727-345-3798. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. ST. PETE BEACHExtra large efciency Newly Renovated (near Corey Ave). $600/Mo. Water Included. 1BR, 1/2 Duplex Near Publix S. Pasadena, $600/Mo. Water Included. 727804-5694, 345-7036. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd oor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Covered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All Amenties. $750Mo. 954-270-4882. GREAT LANDLORD LOOKING FOR-Clean, Responsible Tenant. 2BR/1BA, CHA, Ceiling Fans, W/D Hook-up. All Tile, Fenced Yard, Storage Shed. 727-343-9595. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $795 & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. GREAT GULFPORT NEIGHBORHOOD 3BR/1BA Home, 5206 10th Ave. S. Large Fenced Yard, Screened Sunroom, Wood Flooring, W/D Hookup, CHA, $925/mo. & Utilities. Available Oct. 1st Call Wanda, 727-482-5759. LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY PROPERTIES 1/1 Furn, pool, on Treasure Island. 710/ SF, $2100/Mo., 30 day minimum; 2/2, Furn, pool, on St. Pete Beach, 1897/SF, $3000/Mo.; 1/1.5 Harbourside Paradise, 1050/SF, only $185,000; 2/2, New Paint/carpeting, Pasadena Cove, 1025/SF, $1000/Mo., 3/3, Furn, pool, North Redington Bch, 2560/SF, $3500/Mo.; 1/1, Furn, pool, Sunset Cove, 480/SF, only $136,500. 727-360-2006. CHATEAU TOWER-Spectacular open waterview from this Ninth Floor, 1BR/1.5BA, Unfurnished w/new appliances and new carpet. All amenities included. $900/mo. annual. No smoking/Pets. 727-367-8688. GULFPORT-Newly Renovated Beautiful Condo on Bayou. Walk to Beach. 1st oor. 55+, No Pets. $700/Mo. References Required. 973769-5096. Available 10/1. 2BR/2BA VILLA-Florida room, Garage, Pool, Tennis Courts, Clubhouse, Gated. Beautifully Landscaped Grounds. Free Extended Cable. $800/Mo. West Shore Village. 727-452-9290. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1 & 2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. No Pets 727-410-4209.NEED EXTRA STORAGE SPACE?Gulfport 22 x 11 garage available. $100/mo. Secure, private. Alley access. Available Oct. 7. Call 386-299-2066. 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. GULFPORT Large 1Br/1Ba. Laundry on site. Walk to beach. New Remodeled, Available 10/1. $600/ mo. plus security/utilities. 727-347-1017. 2213 57th ST. S.1st oor duplex apartment. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, on bus line, close to shopping, water included. $485/mo +Sec. 727-3437933 LARGE 1BR WATERFRONTPatio, steps to pool. Very nice. Carport. 55+ 6 month minimum. 727-204-6767 Sally. 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. TOWN SHORES 55+-1BR/1BA/Den Condo. Small pets ok. Waterfront view. $675/mo., Will consider sale. 727-560-8166. Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent SO. PASADENAChateaux Tower Great View from this lovely 1BR/1.5BA Condo. All Amenities including clu broom, pool, covered parking. Annual lease, $800/Mo. MARCOUX REALTY, 347-1535 or 360-9494.
Gabber September 15 September 21, 2011 55 WATERFRONT DISTRICT 3/2Double Garage, Cathedral Ceilings, Hot Tub, Pool Enclosure, Quiet. $1600/Mo. Lynn, 727-323-4546. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-and Library. Efciency $450/Mo. 2BR $725/Mo. you pay electric and deposit. Includes WSG and cable. 727-321-8582. ST. PETE 4, 3 & 2 1BRS$550$1300 Opt. Rent or Own or Trade. Ask 727-541-2173. ROOM FOR RENT-Treasure Island, Private entrance & bath. Electric & Cable. Access to Refrigerator & microwave. Pool, dock. $500/ mo. 727-481-4004. EFFICIENCY AT BUTTERFLY-Inn. Comfortable, Clean & Cozy. $500/Mo., 1st and last. Background Check. Water Included. 727-3234130. $100 Discount to Permaculturist. 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. FIVE TOWNS 5980 80TH ST. N.-(Kenilworth 101). 2BR/2/BA, Ground Floor, 55+ Condo. 1245sqft. Lakefront. Pet Friendly. $775/Mo. 727-480-0793. MUST SEE INSIDE-4731 21st Ave. S. 2BR/1.5BA, Carport, Clean & Nice. Fenced Yard with CHA. $850/Mo. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. Furnished Rentals ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA CONDOFor Sale or Rent. 1 Block from Beach. Newly Remodeled kitchen/bath. No Pets 727-410-4209. BEAUTIFUL 55+ CONDOAll Amenities, Carport. All Utilities Except Electric. No Smoking. Million Dollar Waterview. 3 Minute walk to Gulfport Beach, 10 minute ride to St. Pete Beach. 1150SF, Annual Lease, $850/Mo. 727239-2223. 2 LARGE 1 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 GREAT HOME TO SHAREOwn bedroom & bathroom, All Utilities, parking, washer/dryer included. Excellent location. Must like cats. Background check no alcohol/drugs. $400/Mo. & $400/Security. 727-238-4462. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Open House OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4-#115 Chatham Bldg. Town Shores. 2/2 Deluxe, Corner unit. Marina View. Cheryl Castellucio, Beach & Luxury Realty. 727-420-7877. OWNER FINANCING1/1 55+ Gated Community, Heated Pools, Tennis Shufeboard and active Clubhouse. 3541 41st Ave. S. Consider Trade into a Larger House. Call for Details. 727-492-9065. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTAvailable: Buckingham #307, 2/2, $170,000. Windsor #509, 1BR/1.5BA, $130,000. CONTRACT PENDING Manchester #114: SOLD Buckingham #407, #103, Nottingham #214. I Can Help You Sell Your Home, Too! Bill Sampson, Jr. BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-776-7280. Real Estate for Rent 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. LEASE OPTIONNice 1BR/1BA, 958SF Condo. 55+ Gated Community, Heated Pool, Ten nis, $700/Mo. 727-492-9065. NEW! 2802 UPTON ST. S.2BR/1BA, 1446sqft. $134,500. Well Maintained Block Home in Gulfport Marina Neighborhood. Re modeled 2004 w/New A/C, Roof, Windows & Family Room with Deck. Large Work area also added with Plumbing for a Bath, easy conver sion to Master Suite. Gleaming Terrazzo/Tile oors. Call Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY at 727-455-3556. LARGE MOBILE HOME-2BR/2BA, Carport, Large Shed, A/C, Full Kitchen. Low Lot Rent, $265/Mo. Must See! Asking $3500. 727-2829128. BUILDABLE LOTS ST. PETE 3770 44th Ave. N. & North of 2301 Kingston St. S. Best Offer. 727-916-0916. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale
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