No. 2226 October 6October 12, 2011 Trolley Stops and Starts: One Trolley Changes and Another Ends John Miller exits the Gulfport Trolley for the last time after his shift last Friday afternoon. Miller, one of the part-time drivers employed by the city of Gulfport, lost his job when PSTA opted not to continue Gulfport Trolley service to St. Pete Beach. The city of Gulfport agreed to partially fund the route for three years; PSTA agreed to look at ridership at the end of three years and possibly incorporate the route into its schedule. The three years ended Friday night and PSTA did not take over the route. PSTA also changed trolley service along St. Pete Beach. The Suncoast Beach Trolley, which used to run from Clearwater beach to Pass-A-Grille, now stops at 75th in front of PJs. See Trolley, page 3 Photo by Cathy Salustri Trolley driver John Miller ends his last shift on the Gulfport Trolley. The city funded the amingo-adorned trolley for three years in hopes that PSTA would take the route over after that time. Press One For...GULFPORT This Thursday Gulfport will begin using an automated phone system. The employee who currently answers the phones will transfer to Community Development, where she will assist the Code Enforcement Want to Be a Councilperson?GULFPORT Anyone interested in running for city council will be able to turn in qualifying paperwork starting December 5 and ending December 12. Wards up for election include Ward One, currently represented by David Hastings, and Ward Three, currently represented by Jennifer Salmon. The city will vote for their next council members on March 13. At a special workshop Tuesday night, city planner Catherine Hartley presented a potential vision for the citys downtown Corey Avenue. Using photos, she illustrated how the city needs visual clues to let people know that Corey is the citys downtown. She said that currently the only clues to navigating the downtown are signs leading off the beach. Your street, your architecture should tell you youre in a special place. If you go to the French Quarter, you dont need a sign telling you youre in a special place, she said. council, and residents spent almost two hours discussing the proposed plans, which include will enter the beach on the Corey Causeway Pass. Cars will travel south on Gulf to 73rd; northbound cars traveling the same stretch engineers say, will eliminate the dogleg weave on 75th. The plan includes diagonal street parking need to back onto the Gulf Boulevard. It also includes a slower speed limit on the affected parts of Gulf Boulevard as well as reducing the number of lanes. Some of the other information from the workshop include: change. See Corey, page 28Visions of CoreyMore Trafc To Shopping District
2 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 City of Gulfport Nostalgic Birthday Bash Mark your calendar for the City of Gulfports 101st Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. And what better way to celebrate than to have a good old fashion Gulfport Birthday party at 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 to Scout Hall from 1 3 p.m. where professional appraisers from the Gatehouse will value your antiques for $5 per item or 3 items for $10. Children can sign up for Chalk Art Contest which begins at noon and judging will start at 2 p.m. Free available throughout the event. You can check out vendors along 28th Ave. S., take a guided trolley tour of Old Gulfport and try your hand at the popular Mullet toss (we dare you). The traditional Worthington fry dinner is a must try experience. Celebrate Gulfports 101st Birthday with a free piece of cake at 3 p.m. During this event, take an inside tour of the Gulfport Historical museum and pick up your brand new Historical Society Gulfport Calendar. It is a bonus 15 month calendar with the Gulfport event dates of October 2011 December 2012. Calendars will be ready for purchase for $5 at the Birthday Bash, so be sure to get your calendar or call the Gulfport Historical Museum at 727-327-0505 to secure your order. So call your old friends and meet some new ones at the City of Gulfports 101st Birthday Bash at the Gulfport Historical Museum at 5301 28th Avenue S. on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Antique and crafter application fee is $10 and vendor fees are $50 for craft and $75 food vendors. Go to www.suzieking. com to download your application. 322-5217 for availability.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 3 Trolley, from front pageRoute 35, which used to run from Williams Park in St. Petersburg to 75th in front of PJs, now runs from the St. Pete Pier to Pass-a-Grille. PSTA now calls this route the Central Avenue Trolley, and instead of the sea-life murals that adorned route 35 and the Beach Trolley, passengers ride a yellow-and-red trolley. The Central Avenue Trolley, unlike other PSTA bus fare, also has a tiered fee structure. Between the Pier and Baywalk, passengers ride free. Between BayWalk and the Central cents. Travel between the terminal and the beach costs $2.00. Google Maps offers public transit quickest routes between two points. For more information visit Maps. Google.com. Concert in the Park Series ReturnsST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach, in partnership with the Friends of St. Pete Beach civic group, is proud to host the 5th Annual Concert in the Park Series, presented by the Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center. The series takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Friday night in October at the Community Centers Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and will feature the sounds of four Horny Toads, Vodkanauts, and Act III. Local restaurants will be selling dinner items beginning at 6:30 p.m. and beer and wine will be available for purchase at every concert. Bring your chairs and blankets for a free night of family fun and music under the stars. The 5th Annual Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Land of Liberte Realty, Liberte Property Management, Riptides, The Island Reporter, Sun Risk Management, Mr. Jim Parent, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reyor. The generosity of these and various other in-kind sponsors make this series possible. Before the inaugural concert on October 7, St. Pete Beach City Mayor Steve McFarlin will perform the ribbon cutting ceremony for several improvements made to Horan Park. Call the Recreation Division at 727363-9245 for more information. Blessing of the Animals St. Albans Episcopal Church, 330 85th Avenue in St. Pete Beach presents the Annual Commemoration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m. Bring your pet for the Blessing of the Animals ceremony to take place in their beautiful Memorial Gardens. Even if you dont have a pet, please join them for this lovely ceremony. Please, pet owners are responsible for controlling their critters at all times. bring a photo. Refreshments will be provided for all in attendance pets and their humans as well. They are pleased to collect cash donations or donations of goods (blankets, towels, pet food, Animal Shelter of St. Petersburg. Please check their wish list at www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Call 360-8406 with questions. Club to hold Flea Market The Kenneth City Social Club will Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Hall, 4600 58 Street N. in Kenneth City. Tables are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 727-345-4323.
4 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 You Cant Smoke Here Beach nonsmoking ordinance passes on rst readingGULFPORT Smokers who want somewhere other than the beach to do so. At Tuesday nights council meeting the council voted unanimously to ban smoking on Gulfports beach, athletic After holding a workshop to discuss a smoking ban on local beaches, city staff brought an ordinance banning smoking on Gulfports beach and other public areas forward for councils consideration. After hearing from members of the audience in favor of the ban, council voted unanimously to try the smoking ban for a year. The council will vote on this issue a 1. If the motion passes then, smoking on Gulfport beach, on its athletic will carry a $97 penalty. The city manager assured councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who expressed concerns about how the city intended to cigarette before ticketing. After voting for the ban, Council voted 4-1 (with Vice-Mayor David Hastings casting the dissenting vote) to review this ordinance in one year. At that time, it can repeal the ordinance.Support the Fire Truck Pull Come out and support Boca Ciega High School JROTC on October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens on the corner of Park Blvd. and 66th St. as they sponsor two teams The Match Registry. Thousands of patients depend on the Be The Match can give them the chance for a cure. and games. Register or donate at www. bethematchfoundation.org/ 345-7917.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 5 Meet the Artist City of Imagination is proud to present one of our talented local artists, Anne L. Mortons MAASAI WOMEN series oil paintings during the month of October. This exhibit will be hosted at the Catherine A Hickman Theatre at 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Come meet Anne during the Grand Opening which will be celebrated on the Friday, October 7th from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments are provided and a cash bar will be open. The paintings you will see were inspired by Annes trips to Africa in 2004 and 2005. During those trips, she traveled with others from her church on a mission called Threads of Hope. She and her fellow missionaries taught sewing to Maasai widows and orphans so they could live successful independent lives. After building friendships and acquiring a deep love and respect for these women, Anne decided to honor them and share her experience through a series of amazing paintings. Come and enjoy Annes passion for painting as you view her MAASAI WOMEN. Visit
6 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Special Code Enforcement Magistrate May be on HorizonGULFPORT Despite concerns voiced by councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, property owners who dont comply with city codes could soon face a special codes court, presided over by a special magistrate. This, city manager Jim OReilly says, is step one in a series of changes to the way Gulfport codes. A special magistrate will serve as a judge and hold court. The magistrate will decide if someone violated the city ordinance and, if so, set a date by which The city estimates such a magistrate would cost $8,400 (based on $150 an hour) and, if the city later determines the magistrate needs an assistant, a clerical assistant would cost $28,000. City manager OReilly will present council with additional codes for council to consider adopting on October 18. The Gabber will publish a list of these proposed changes/additions later this week. Council passed the ordinance 4-1 with only councilwoman Salmon voting against. Blessing of the Animals St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will present their annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Professional photograph, prayer card and St. Francis medal are available. The church is located at 515 Fourth Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call Michael Peltier at 727-4208763 for more information. Corey Sunday Market Moves to Horan Park The Corey Sunday Market will start its third season in the newly renovated Horan Park (7701 Boca Ciega Drive) next to the Community Center on the Corey Causeway. Grand reopening day is October 9th. Market hours are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each Sunday. This beautiful waterfront venue offers lush landscaping, a stage for live music and a great view of Boca Ciega Bay. Horan Park features a playground, picnic area, swimming pool and Community Center and is a great location for a family friendly event like the Corey Sunday Market, says Market Manager David Cellon. The Market features fresh produce from St. Pete Beach Produce, gourmet food vendors, fresh plants, herbs and and craft vendors and will also hot local musicians. Some of the food options each week include fresh Greek specialties, perogies, grilled bratwurst, fruit smoothies, coffee and tea, local honey, and BBQ. A wide selection of cheeses is available at the Cheese Lodge, olive salad, local hot sauces and other gourmet treats will be featured. More than 20 artisan vendors handmade Adirondack chairs created by Markus Lehtovirta, salvaged metal sculptures by Mike creations by Jill Kalber. Other local artists offer paintings, jewelry, glass art and photography. For more information, contact Suntan Art Center at 727367-3818 or visit their website at www.suntanart.org.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 7 Grand Opening of Gulfport Arts Center The Gulfport Arts Center will open its doors to the public Saturday afternoon October 15, with a free hands-on mask making party from 3 to 5 p.m. The Center, at 2726 54th Street South (between the Dog Parks), is sponsored by the City of Imagination and dedicated to making creativity a part of daily life. All are invited to join the fun, making, taking, trading, and admiring the best Halloween masks ever. Crafty stuff will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring ribbons, feathers, beads, paper, glue whatever they have on hand. Come and see this wonderful new space, and hear how we plan to work together to share experiences and support all the arts and artists of Gulfport. Please contact 727-3445443 for more information. October is a Month of Pumpkins at IAC Glass blowers at the Industrial Arts Center will kick off a month of pumpkins at Art Walk Friday, 6-10 p.m. For this month only, pumpkins have been added to the blowing menu. Visitors will have an opportunity to make a solid glass pumpkin paperweight or small blown pumpkin ornament. Sign up starts at 6 p.m. Cant make it to Art Walk? Two pumpkin paperweight workshops are scheduled on Thursday evening, October 13 and Thursday evening, October 27, 6-10 p.m. Advance registration is suggested for these popular workshops. Register online at www.industrialartscenter.org/ blowyourownpumpkin.htm or call 727-289-9365. be the Second Annual Great Pumpkin Patch Auction on Friday evening, October 28, 6-10 p.m. Following the live auction, the hot shop will be open this month to create your own pumpkin masterpiece. For information on all October classes and events at the Industrial Arts Center, visit online: www. industrialartscenter.org. 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 will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 9th at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca 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, dayof discounts and specials, and much more! For more information call 363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com.
8 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Free Clothing Swap Benets CASAGULFPORTGulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, October 11th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Boulevard S. Participants are garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Clothing may be for women, men or children. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit will be accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email email@example.com. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th. Visit Health and Heart Show at Tyrone Mall Pinellas Countys 29th Annual Fall Health and Heart Show will take place this Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Free to the public. Event features health care and wellness exhibits, information from health care professionals, nutritional information, hospital information, medical spa travel, weight loss programs, blood pressure checks, spinal checks and giveaways. Call 727-825-0018.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 9 Library features Artist Sri Chimnoy World Harmony Art Exhibit by the late artist, Sri Chimnoy will be displayed in the Francis Purdy Room Gallery Walls throughout the month of October. Chimnoy continues to be known worldwide for his colorful paintings promoting peace. During his life, he also performed musical concerts harmonium and cello, while devoting 30 years of Service for the United Nations. A guest book will be available to sign as well as add your thoughts on world peace, which was so important to this artist. Visit and enjoy Sri Chimnoys creative tapestry of color at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28 Avenue S. Gulfports Halloween Decorations Contest Are you ready to get into the spooky spirit? If so, with Halloween just around the corner we are looking for some scary decorated homes, haunted houses or businesses to enter into this years Halloween Decorations Contest. Stop by the Gulfport Recreation Center or City Hall to pick up an application to enter. This year, residents can ride the in town trolley and help judge the haunted sights on Monday evening, October 24th. No one knows what time the hearse will travel through the City of Gulfport, but please be ready by 6:30 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest is noon, Monday, October 24th. There are three theme categories: general, haunted house and commercial. The general theme is for single/joint home only, the haunted house theme is for single haunted houses only and the commercial theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme category and be presented Council meeting (televised) Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. Its time to show off your scary creations! Call 893-1068 for further information.
10 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Concert at Park Place Wesleyan Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park, will present Might to Save, a musical expression of passionate worship on Sunday, October 9 at 6 p.m. Call 526-3674 or visit www.ppwc. org. Admission is free, nursery is provided.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Care Givers Support Groups the health concerns of another? If so, consider coming to one of Pasadena Community Churchs Care Giver Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public those attending to share with others who are in like situations. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809.
12 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Audition for The Orange Belt Railroad The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for an original play by Dick Budin entitled, The Orange Belt Railroad. This is an historical musical about Pinellas County and is being put on in commemoration of Pinellas Countys 100th Year Anniversary. All of the parts are singing parts, with the exception of the band conductor. Come prepared with 16 bars of music out your vocal range. This will be important in their casting decisions. Also, be prepared to move, just in case! Bill Bryant will be the Musical Director for this play. There are a total of 19 songs in this musical. Almost all of the roles can be doubled, but the Players want to cast as many people as possible. That means that some roles may be smaller, but not unimportant. Another thing: the Players have no idea of what sort of a turnout they will have for this musical. You can call the Director, Steven Bell at 727480-860, or email him at: sebells@ yahoo.com If you want to see a part, he can send it to you via email. Auditions will be held on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Auditions begin promptly at 7 p.m., but try to get there earlier There is a map showing just how to get to the Back Door Theater on the Players website at: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org Steve will need four females, ages 18 to 60 (two of these women will need a Russian accent). He will also need 19 males, ages 30 to 70 (one of these men will need a Russian accent too). Keep in mind that some roles can, and will most likely, be doubled. This musical will be performed at the Gulfport Community Players Back Door Theater in a dinner theater format. Dinner will be served before the performance begins. Tickets will be $30 per person. This includes the dinner and the show. The show will run for two weeks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (a total of six performances). The play dates will be January 27, 28, and 29th and February 3,4,and 5th. Show times will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and at 1 p.m. for the two Sunday afternoon performances.Get Goosebumps Tour Comes Tyrone Scholastic Media presents a local stop on the Get Goosebumps! mall tour, designed to generate thrills and chills for the entire family. Visitors to Tyrone Square Mall on Saturday, October 8 from 12 -4 p.m. will enjoy a complete Goosebumps experience starring in and sharing their own custom Get Goosebumps video, playing the Goosebumps HorrorLand Wii game, taking pictures as a Goosebumps Horror, winning ghoulish Goosebumps prizes and more! Event will take place in the Sears Wing (near FYE) at Tyrone Square, 6901 Tyrone Square in St Petersburg. Call 727-345-0126.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 13 Gulfports First Friday Art Walk Come out to Gulfports First Friday Art Walk on October 7th from 6-10 p.m. Observe and purchase from the talented artists at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards and enjoy the work of over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live entertainers will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. The Industrial Art Center continues to offer Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece mini classes by master glass blower Jackie Ballard and the IAC team. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of artist and crafters booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area. Gulfport Art Walk takes place on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month, year-round. Parking and admission is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfports Waterfront Art District, Tampa Bays best kept secret, youll want to come back for more. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA.com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is 866-ART-WALK. Artists and Crafters interested in SIKPromotions.com/. St. Pete Market Re-Opens For FallBarney Waterbury thrills the crowd with When the Saints Go Marching In. Waterbury plays with the Urban Gypsies, whose music heralded the start of the new Saturday Morning Market season in downtown St. Petersburg. The Sunday Market on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach is opening this Sunday and Gulfports Tuesday morning market continues. 21st Annual 3K Pet Walk SPCA Tampa Bays 21st Annual 3K Pet Walk will be on October 15. There is still time to register as a team or individual, collect donations and celebrate the human-animal bond at South Straub Park. Vendor booth space is still available. Fees start at only $175 and the deadline to register booths for the October 15 event in south Straub Park/downtown St. Petersburg is October 8th! By supporting this event, your business will gain exposure to petowners and animal lovers, one of the fastest growing markets in the country. Look around pet boutiques, parks and bakeries, and yes, even hotels are becoming increasingly pet-friendly. Pet lovers are enthusiastic about patronizing businesses that recognize this special relationship. You can cultivate a positive reputation among customers and business peers. All vendors (and their pets) are encouraged to register their booth immediately in order to reach more than 2,500 pet walkers in a single day. This crowd-drawing event is sure to bring attention and new customers to local business. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Back again by popular demand the St. Petersburg Times, the 3K Pet Walk newspaper sponsor, will host the adoptable pet parade. Visit www.3KPetWalk.org or call Janet 727 586-3591, ext. 168. Polish Americans Celebrate October The Polish American Society of St. Petersburg located at 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to the Coast Guard commissary) will be celebrating Polish American Heritage Month during the month of October. In 2011, Polish Americans will mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Polish American Heritage Month, an event which began in Philadelphia, PA and became a national celebration of Polish history and pride. A dance is scheduled for October 16. Dancing will be from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $5 for member, $7 for guests. Food will be available. Call the Club at 727894-9908 or visit www.polishsociety. org.
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Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 15 The Great American Cleanup in Gulfport The City of Gulfport will be hosting the bi-annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou Nature Park (49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport. Encourage your family, friends and local organizations to participate. It is only a few hours of a helping hand in your community towards keeping the waterways beautiful. You can assist either by land or by water and launch your kayaks or canoes into Clam Bayou. Please sign in at the volunteer tent the day of the event to get your supplies. The City of Gulfport staff will be on hand with supplies and lunch for all dedicated volunteers will be provided. For more information, call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118 or Bob Williams at 727-893-1066.St. Petersburg Womans Club to Meet The St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. will be hosting their monthly meeting on Friday, October 14 at 1 p.m. Guests are invited to join them at no charge. The meeting is being sponsored by their International Outreach Dept. The program will be focused on the GFWC World Hunger project. Guest speaker will be Michael Rapose, director of St. Vincent de Paul. Attendees are encouraged to make a donation of nonperishable foods or a monetary donation to this cause. Refreshments will be served at end of the program and business meeting. The St. Petersburg Womans organization committed to serving the community through hands-on projects and fundraising as well as leadership development. They were with the General Federation of Womans Clubs, the largest and oldest nondenominational, non-partisan volunteer service organization of women in the world. For further information on monthly meetings, club activities or rental information on their historic clubhouse, please call 822-4982 or visit www.stpetersburgwomansclub. org. Guests are welcome at all of their functions.Learn How to Use Marine Radar The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series, Marine Radar, will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, October 19 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. This seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation under various conditions, using the settings and controls, display interpretation, basic navigation and collision avoidance. The seminar materials include The Radar Book written by Kevin Monahan and copies of slides for students taking notes. Instruction is free; materials cost $35 per family; maximum of 20 students; pre-registration required. Contact www.boating-stpete.org.
16 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 South Pasadena Civic Association The South Pasadena Civic Association will hold the regular meeting on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Jack Hauser will be the speaker and will offer Antique Tips. This Weeks Solution Childrens Egg Haunt in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is offering kids of all ages a ghoulish good time with its second annual Halloween Egg Haunt on Saturday, October 15th. This awesome event to get you in the Halloween spirit begins at 11 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Children will swim and dive hunting for black and orange eggs in the pool, and then trick or treat around the pool deck. Participants can stay and play in the pool and on the water slides until 3 p.m. Admission is just $3 per person. Call 363-9264. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Calendar The Garden Club of St. Petersburg announces upcoming events: All About Gingers & How to Grow Them, speaker, Anton Lee, of Rare Plant Network, 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. program. & Garden Sale, Friday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. New this year: tool sharpening, speakers and demonstrations. Visit http:// gardenclubstpetersburg.org.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 17 Donate to Trinity Nazarene Yard Sale Donations of clean gently used items are needed for the Trinity Nazarene Church Annual Yard Sale. Call Janet at 328-9277 for possible pickup of larger items and also for drop off times. The sale will be held at the church on October 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at 1000 55th Street S. in Gulfport which is located off of 11th Ave. S. behind Boca Ciega High School. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be available for purchase on day of sale. Chamber Ensemble to Perform at Town Shores The Pinellas Chamber Ensemble will be performing in the clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon, October 12 Ruth Kern on the cello, both from the Tampa Bay Symphony, will be joined by their own Marjorie Grudzinski at the piano. This is a not to be missed concert. No tickets are necessary. Donations will be accepted at the door for the performers. Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on October 11 at The Wine Cellar, 17307 Gulf Boulevard, N. Redington Beach. Social hour will be 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be a talk by LTC Curry Patton on or 399-1272 for reservations. Community Band to Give Free Concert Kathleen Peters, Mayor of South outdoor concert of the season to be presented by the South Pasadena Community Band on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Galatea Garden. These open air concerts in our fabulous Greek-themed garden are very popular with our city residents but we also have the privilege of hosting people from neighboring communities. We invite everyone to bring a folding chair and join in the evenings entertainment as the band serenades the audience in the old tradition of a concert in the park. The quaint setting around the bandshell is simply delightful. The bands musical director, Max Millspaugh, noted that the concert includes show tunes like highlights from The King and I, marches (Sousas High School Cadets and others), and pop charts like Selections from Chicago. We call this concert October Evening Music, said Mr. Millspaugh. The October night air, familiar tunes from a concert band, and the surroundings of Galatea Garden all come together in a unique way and the result is a relaxing, enjoyable, and up-lifting venue that just cant be duplicated. Galatea Garden is one block north of the intersection of Pasadena Avenue and Gulfport Boulevard on Sunset Drive. Ample free parking surrounds the garden and people will be on hand to direct concert attendees to parking. Restrooms are on the property. The band is a community relations and outreach initiative of the City of South Pasadena and the citys Board of Commissioners. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
18 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Garden Club will be a fall hayride at Boyd Hill Nature Park. The ride features yesteryear foliage, birds, and plants. There are two important things to remember about this event. First, it is being held on Friday, October 14. Meet at 1 p.m. at the 3130 31st Street S. entrance, Gate 4. The $7 cost (to be paid at the park) includes the hayride and driver gratuity. Second, bales of hay are used for seating to it might be best to wear long pants. There will be someone to assist with boarding and exiting the hay wagon. Those who want to carpool should meet at the Gulfport Library parking lot about 12:30 p.m. If you would like to become a member, mail a $5 check (made out to the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Elsie Crimaldi, 2850 59th Street S., Gulfport, 33707 or call her at 727-347-6831 for more information. Get some friends together and join in this fun adventure. Dont forget the date, Friday, October 14th, and wear long pants. The Boo Room Needs Your Stuff The City of Gulfports Recreation Divisions Boo Room, a not so scary room for children to explore during the Citys annual Halloween Bash is in need of a few items to help make the room boo-tiful. Some of the items needed are: a water bed mattress that holds water, fake Spanish moss, Cajun music preferably crates and sections of plastic rain gutters. The Teen Night Program is also looking for a leather couch to replace their old ones for their teen area. Please call 727-8931068 with any questions. Items can also be dropped off at the Recreation Center, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club 72 extra colorLetters What is our vision? Dear Editor: Gulfport is in the midst of a crisis, this crisis might not be the sort that is typically associated with tragedies. Gulfport is listening and obeying the mandates that have been given by the Powers that be. Gulfport is a wonderful place to live, it supports and encourages diversity, or it did. The new voice of Gulfport is not so accepting. Gulfport should be very proud of the HRO passed here. Gulfport should be very proud of the Geckofest. Gulfport should be happy with the diversity of some here in this wonderful town. Do the residents in Town Shores and Pasadena Yacht Club represent the other Gulfportonians? These wonderful communities might have numerous residents in them, but in no way do they represent me or my neighbor. Gulfport is experiencing, like many other towns around the nation, an economic and emotional downturn in the way it is perceived by the surrounding communities. Right now Gulfport has the opportunity to painfully look at what the residents want Gulfport to become. Gulfport is does the city want two or three generations from now. The image that Gulfport is sending out to the surrounding area is not a completely positive one, we, Gulfport, does not seem to have an image of what it truly wants to be, and presently we are given an opportunity to envision this. Gulfport is not PYC or Town Shores, it is not the man attempting to hold onto his house, it is an amalgamation of everyone in Gulfport. Where are we going? How do we wish to get there? Currently, Gulfportonians are looking at ways to change what is missing, not right, but what do we like? What is good and helpful? All of us, the residents of Gulfport, should open our ears and close our mouths, we need to listen to the dreams and needs of our neighbors. Listening is a great means to discovery, that person we have never spoken to, but lives right next door, might have a wonderful idea, but we will only discover or hear this if we listen. Mark L Grantham
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 19 The Gabs If you had a serious issues that only your local government could help you with and they would not help you, how would you try to solve the problem?Susan Adams, St. Petersburg: I would keep pushing until I got an answer. Id keep going higher up. Persistence. Jerry Hynsi, Gulfport: I would contact my local congress person and put a bug in their ear. Beverly (Bev) Brown, Gulfport: I would write a letter to the editor of the local paper. I would continue the government and raise their awareness and Id speak to local residents and try to get a petition. Diane Mundie, Gulfport: I think I would probably go to meetings and make my dissatisfaction known. I would keep re-petitioning them to ask why theyre unable to solve my problem. But I love Gulfport!
20 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Support the 2nd Annual Tails on Tap Event The 2nd Annual Tails on Tap to be held, Saturday, October 15 from noon midnight at The Sports Bar, 9685 Bay Pines Blvd. in Seminole. and kid friendly activities including a doggie kissing booth, nail trims for dogs, karate demonstration, pet sketches and pie throwing contest. The evening brings hourly 50/50 drawings, auction items and live entertainment performed by 80s cover band Screamin Donkey. This event is free of charge to attend. Food and drink specials are available. For more information, contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. St. Pete Shell Club to Meet The St. Petersburg Shell Club will meet on Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Seminole Recreation Center 9100 113th Street N. in Seminole. Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m. This months program entitled Shell Craft Through the Ages will be presented by Mrs. Betty Lipe, author of several shell art books and widely recognized for her expertise. Betty is always in demand as a judge in this division at shell shows throughout the state. There will also be show and tell opportunities, shell displays and an educational segment. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings with programs pertaining to shell collecting, marine conservation and the beauty of sea shells. There is no charge. There is plenty of free parking. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-867-6861 or visit www.stpeteshellclub.org. Everett Rice to Address St. Pete GOP Everett Rice, candidate for Pinellas County Sheriff will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. Mr. Rice previously served as Pinellas Countys sheriff for four elected terms. He left that position, undefeated, and went on to serve in the Florida State legislature. Following Mr. Rices presentation, he will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. Ccall Gus Pries at 727-864-0312.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 21 Beach Crawl to Benet ALS Association The 3rd Annual Octoberfest Beach Crawl will take place on Saturday, October 15 in St. Pete Beach. Meet at 4 p.m. at The Undertow Bar at 3830 Gulf Boulevard. They will be accepting donations for ALS Lou Gehrigs Disease Please pay by check made out to The ALS Association. Every cent collected is donated. Plan to leave the Undertow about 5 p.m. or so and visit the bars on the beach, ending at the PCI Beach Bar (the old Swigwam) whenever they get there. Card/Game Party and Luncheon Benets ACH All Childrens Hospital Guild Beach Branch will sponsor a Game Day card/game party and luncheon on Monday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Club Madeira Beach, 14111 E. Parsley Drive in Madeira Beach. The card party will also include a jewelry sale, Chinese auction, wine basket, 50/50, and door prizes. Tickets are $15. Lunch begins at 12 noon. So gather your friends, your game boards, cards, etc., and come join All proceeds will go towards All Childrens Hospital. Gulfport Celebrates Government Week The City of Gulfport will be sponsoring Florida City Government Week October 17-21, 2011. Florida City Government Week activities are being celebrated around the theme, My City: Im Part of It, Im Proud of It. The Gulfport Teen Council will spearhead Government Week a week early as they will showcase an information table with free giveaways and the opportunity for citizens to sign up to get weekly City Event information via email at the City of Gulfports 101st Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 8 at the Gulfport Museum (11 a.m. 4 p.m.). This event is also a great way to meet people in your community, take a trolley tour of Gulfport, learn Gulfports history and enjoy the quaint City of Gulfport. Events planned for the week of October 17 21: All week, the Gulfport Public Library will share a display of Gulfport related books and other government information for patrons to peruse through; Mayor Mike Yakes is scheduled to speak at the Senior Center on Tuesday, October 18 at 11:30 a.m.; On GTV615, Gulfport local Bright House station 615, a short video on Government Week, Getting to know your Florida Cities will be available on the loop of programming and also on the City of Gulfports You Tube channel, http://www.youtube.com/ user/cityofgulfport. Cities across Florida will be celebrating City Government Week, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities (FLC), to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide. The League is the governments in Florida, designed and established to meet and serve the
22 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will present two October concerts. On Thursday October 13th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727-397-1875. On Thursday, October 20th the Societys 25th Anniversary Dinner and Dance will feature the Bob Draga Quartet from 6-9:30 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. Admission is $35 for members and $40 for guests. Call 727-397-1875. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in the Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. They enjoy lunch and visiting with each other. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. The program for October 13th features Will Michaels, past president of the St. Petersburg Historical Preservation Society. He will talk about how St. Petersburg started and where it is headed. His insights on places and events of the past and present will entertain and inspire. The meeting adjourns by trips of interest to the group. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo. com for more information. Halloween Neuter-athon for Black Cats SPOT Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is celebrating Halloween with a Neuter-a-thon. Cost is $25 for males and $35 for female black cats! Special runs October 17th through the 31st. Call to set up your appointment at SPOT, 727-3298657 or visit www.SPOTusa.org. The SPOT Spay & Neuter clinic is located at 4403 62nd Avenue in spay/neuter clinic serving the Tampa Bay area.Oktoberfest at Womans Club The St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. is hosting an Oktoberfest Dinner and fun evening on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $18 per person. A great array of Bavarian delicacies, including appetizers, entree and desserts should tickle your palate. For more information and reservations, please call 727-321-6230. Proceeds from Preservation Fund. For further information on monthly meetings, club activities or rental information on their historic clubhouse, call 822-4982 visit www. stpetersburgwomansclub.org. Guests are welcome at any of their functions.
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24 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 By Matthew Margolis Dogghting, Real or Virtual, Isnt a Game The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: Thats the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw When Android came out with its Dog Wars app from Kage Games in April, it challenged players to raise your dog to beat the best and included a gun for police raids and the option to inject your dog with steroids. This according to the companys own website. Dog Wars charged gamers with the challenge of training a virtual pit bull (Thanks, Kage, we needed that.) to participate building the kind of street cred that puts money in your pocket and lets The release of Dog Wars rallied the animal welfare community, as well as law enforcement and child advocacy groups. Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul Weber called the game absolutely sickening. And a man whose name is is to zero balances had this to say: think its important to send the smart message to kids, and not glorify this form of animal cruelty. That man, of course, is Michael Vick, who spent 23 months in prison charges. In the wake of a righteous uproar, Android (operated by Google) pulled the app. For a while. After a few weeks and a name change, Android released the new app from Kage Games. Same song, second verse -this time with a high maturity label making it for kids 13 and older, although with no obvious means of enforcing it, and a vague promise that a portion of proceeds will go to animal rescue organizations. What animal welfare group is going to take money earned from an app that promotes cruelty to animals? Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, asked Google to drop the app outright, saying, Because Dog Wars actually instructs players on how to condition a dog using methods that are standard may be a virtual training ground for message are all wrong. As for the brains at Kage Games, they say critics are missing the point and in an email to the LA Times defended themselves as animal lovers exploring a groundbreaking way to raise money/awareness to REAL dogs in need (and) exercise freedom of expression. Really? Just a gaggle of libertarian dog lovers taking their free speech rights out for a spin? Regardless of whether you believe the Founders designed the First Amendment with an eye on protecting a bloody game that teaches people how to do something that is a felony in all 50 states, thats a crock. Any way you cut it, the creation app is embarrassingly hypocritical, wildly irresponsible and bottomline unconscionable behavior from a group that purports to be dog lovers and dog owners themselves. Any true dog-loving gamer would instead buckle down and create an app that challenges players to see how many dogs they can free from a shelter before the next round of euthanasia. Better yet, go volunteer at one. and forced violence. Violence that who bear witness to it. Violence that holds hostage the neighborhoods and communities in which it lurks. Violence that stamps out the spirit of innocent dogs and shackles them to a life of unspeakable pain and suffering. Does that sound like a game to you? When crimes begin to pile up, they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable, the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer. -Bertolt Brecht
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack Bar Open 8 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. Breakfast Sandwiches, Bagels & Danish Hot Dogs, Hot/Cold Sandwiches Pizza every Wednesday! Coffee, Tea, Sodas Great prices! Daily Specials Noon Dining offered by Neighborly Care Network Hot Lunch Mon. thru Fri. Must be 60 or over. Call Christina at 344-2111 to register (5 day processing time) Meals on Wheels for Homebound Contact Pat Hazell at 573-9444, Ext. 291 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport Buzz is a 1-1/2 year old Pit Bull/Terrier Mix. He is very curious and energetic young pooch who loves the great outdoors. He follows some basic commands, walks well on a leash and gets along with other dogs; so a trip to the dog park would be an adventure with this guy! Meet Buzz at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. SPCA Pet of the WeekBrew is a 1-year-old male Great Dane mix. This big boy is full of energy and merriment that makes for a room full of laughs. Brew loves to play with other dogs his size and would make a great addition to a family with older children. To learn more about Brew, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Raindance is a 3 month old brown Tabby cat with beautiful markings. She has a personality plus with no fear and tons of energy. Rainy loves to carry her toys around, is very affectionate and snuggles at bedtime. She enjoys other cats and dogs. Raindance is residing in a foster home in Kenneth City. Call 727 545-1116 to see and adopt this fun-loving little kitty or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays
26 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 By Holiday Mathis LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A passionate person in your life will come on like a storm. You may feel the urge to run for shelter. Whether you decide to work with this person face to face or hide from him or her instead depends entirely on how you gauge the rest of the situation. Youll take it all in stride and then do the most honorable thing. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As any doctor who has diagnosed a patient with a psychosomatic illness can attest, the fear of experiencing a symptom can create that very symptom. Focus yourself on the symptoms you want to create irrepressible urges to hug loved ones -and thats precisely the illness youll get. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can ask others to cooperate with you; however, the best way is to celebrate and enjoy the level of cooperation you already have. The givers will be inclined to give even more, and soon others will join in, either because it looks like fun, or because it seems like the right thing to do. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Life improvements depend on your ability to uphold the values of simplicity and congruence. Youll order of importance for each element. Addressing your top priorities, youll clear out the habits and items that are excessive, inconsequential or opposed to your main goals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you are feeling calm and centered, you make reasonable and intelligent decisions. However, the decisions you make from a state of heightened stress or even anxiety are not so bad, either. In fact, those choices may be quite brilliant, as they follow a peculiar but effective logic. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have at times felt bewildered by the social norms. Instead of joining in and trying to blend, you escaped to a reality that existed only in your mind. That place still exists. Find moments to return to your land of magically healing than ever. Youll be rejuvenated by the retreat. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You realize the value of advertising yourself and your work; however, youre weary of the emotional risks involved. Its safe for you to make You have a wealth of creative ideas, and youll make a very effective presentation. Practice it over and over in your mind. See yourself winning. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youll be very impressed by what a loved one does this week. You will barely be able to contain yourself -your enthusiasm runneth over. And it is precisely for this reason that your name will be etched upon this persons heart forever. You have no idea how rare this kind of acknowledgement really is. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theres the sense that youve landed in a spot that is so not you. Though it may be different from what you wished for or thought you would be doing at this time of life, theres still something perfect about the way this chapter better about your circumstances just might free you from them. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your tendency is to drive yourself too hard. Curb that tendency. If you wait for an excuse to cut loose, it will be too late. Allow yourself some leeway, especially when it comes to just plain fun. The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation. -Miguel de Cervantes LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your timing is stellar, especially regarding professional matters. However, you It will be hard not to take business personally. Consider enlisting a third party to act on your behalf and present your work to the world. Going through this person will soften the emotional risks involved. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is very rare to imagine something and then have it come into being in exactly the way you thought it would. Most things in life are a process. Handson development will be necessary. The changes are unpredictable. working until you get a result you love. This Weeks Birthdays: Your clear mental picture of what you want your life to be will be a guiding light through this year. In November, your personal life improves as you resolve not to initiate contact and instead of the offers that come to you keeps getting better. Work in December is both challenging and satisfying. Finances improve in January. Youll attract interesting new friends with your mysterious ways. Youll make things of great beauty in February. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionFor info, call J at 727-688-3040Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke By J & Lolita, The Toonsters Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m. Entertainment by Bob & Suzanne Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. ReservedThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by overdue Bill Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Woody and his accordion Weather permitting
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 27 Council Selects New Waterfront District SignGULFPORT After hearing comments from the public against the previously selected sign, the city put out a call to artists for additional sign designs. The winning design, created by Thomas Pitzen, will stand in Clymer Park and signify the boundary of the citys waterfront district. The sign will cost $11,000 to build; the monies will come from tax money collected in the waterfront district. Mr. Pitzen is the Gulfport resident and artist who created the sculpture installed at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center. Celebrate the Grand Opening of BCHS You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of the new Boca Ciega High School on Friday, October 28. At 4:30 p.m. the Grand Opening will begin with a tour of Building 1. At 5:30 p.m. there will be the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction in CWMP Auditorium (followed by unveiling of the newest Hall of Fame Inductee names in the gym lobby). Then at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Senior Night prior to the football game followed by the Homecoming football game vs. Tarpon Springs HS at 7:30 p.m. Join them for an evening of celebration. Health, Fitness, Nutritional Professionals WantedSubmitted by Mike Calamari We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk being held on Saturday, January 7, 2012. This year will be bigger and better. In addition to the race we will have live music and food. We are adding a Mini HealthFitness-Nutrition Fair open to the public both Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7. book a table or want more information about the fair or event sponsorship, call Mike Calamari at 727-638-2389 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
28 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Corey, from front pageCars will still come on to the beach via Corey and leave the same way. Boulevard Transportation already reviewed pattern crossing Gulf Boulevard safer and more appealing to pedestrians and cyclists. Boulevard and go over to PJs; the pedestrian will now be crossing 24 feet of pavement instead of 60 feet of pavement. Its going to be much easier to cross, Gary Dabkowski, city. way Were trying to be a walkable, bikable, shippable community, Hartley said. spots to the Corey Avenue St. Pete Beach city staff suggests this change for the following reasons: of the city west Corey landscaping and sidewalks other side of Corey higher visibility Corey as a destination Corey, to include a downtown with multiple blocks: Corey, Blind Pass, and Gulf Boulevard, instead of just a few blocks Corey Avenue One Way Transportation Concept theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 29 Players Win Two Star Awards The Gulfport Community Players is happy to announce that two of their members won two Star Awards for their performances in Noises Off!, performed in January, 2011, at the Hickman Theater. Norm Nash won for Favorite Supporting Actor/ Comedy, and Olga Kruse won for Favorite Lead Actress/ Comedy. Olga also won Favorite Supporting Actress for her role in St. Pete Little Theaters production of Hound of the Baskervilles. The Star Awards was formerly known as the Lary Awards, and honors community theater people all around the Suncoast every year. The Players congratulate Norm and Olga, as well as all the other people who won awards this year. The Players also want to thank all the other people who didnt win an award this year, but have helped to make community theater continue to thrive on the Suncoast. Live theater is a lot of work and it takes a lot of great people to make the magic happen! Olga Kruse, by the way, is also the director for The Constant Wife, now under rehearsal by the Gulfport Community Players. This play will run from November 3rd through 13th, 2011 at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Tickets are just $15 each and are on sale now! Fashion Show to Benet St. Anthonys St. Anthonys Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating the 80th anniversary of St. Anthonys Hospital with a luncheon/fashion show, Celebrate in Style, to be held November 18 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Individual tickets are $75 and include complimentary valet parking. A patron ticket is $100 and includes valet parking and program listing. Dillards will be presenting the fashions. Checks should be payable to St. Anthonys Hospital Auxiliary, Inc. and mailed to 6900 10th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710. If you have any questions about the event, please contact either co-chairman, Joan Jaicks at 896-5097, or Mary Ellen Conte at 821-2078. Proceeds of the St. Anthonys Hospitals new emergency center.
30 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Vendors Spice up Fall at Gulfport Fresh Market More than ten new vendor spaces have been added to the line-up of vendors at the Gulfport Fresh Market in October. Tastes from around the globe will be among the new offerings, including vendors of Greek specialties, Jamaican and Caribbean dishes, organic Mediterranean foods, locally produced Mexican-style salsas, Thai dishes and sauces, and European-inspired chocolates. The Market will also open new spaces to be occupied by a rotating roster of new artists, craft and jewelry vendors. New vendors of Florida grass-fed cheesecakes, pasta sauces and more are all recent additions to the Fresh Market. Over 50 vendors will now occupy Beach Boulevard in Gulfports scenic Waterfront District each Tuesday. Vendors are situated along the sidewalks and trees of the Boulevard below 29th Avenue South. The Fresh Market is a year-round event in Gulfport, but in the fall the hours of the Market are extended from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday. Favorite long-time Market vendors still offer the best of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and bagels, seafood, cheese, nuts and granola, local honey, candy, spices and jams and jellies, vegan juices and prepared foods, hand-made pet and organic garden fertilizers, and many other specialties. Handmade soaps and lotions, healing preparations, essential oils and other bath and body products are on hand. Local painters, photographers, woodworkers, jewelers and other artists and artisans lend color and creativity to the Market scene, many of them working on site. Live music has always been featured during the Fresh Market and one of four popular local musicians are taking the spotlight each week to entertain market-goers. Free space will now be regularly offered at the Fresh Market on a organizations who wish to have a space for outreach to the public. Nonto contact market organizers for more information about securing a space for future dates. The setting for the Fresh Market among the quaint scenery of Beach Blvd. makes for a refreshing visit. Small shops, boutiques, spas and salons, a wide array of restaurants, and colorful local history are all a part of what makes a visit to the Fresh Market enjoyable. Contact Daniel Hodge at dan@igc. org or 727-366-4086. Register for Father Daughter Ball On Saturday evening, October 15th 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.girlsincpinellas.org or call 727-544-6230.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 31 Gulfport Halloween Decorations Contest Application FormName Date Address Phone I would like to participate in the Halloween Decorations Contest and will abide by contest rules. I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication. Circle one: GENERAL THEME HAUNTED HOUSE COMMERCIAL THEME Single or Joint Single or Joint Single or Joint 1. The General Theme is for single/joint homes only. 2. The Commercial Theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. 3. Entrants must indicate in which theme they will participate. 4. A plaque will be awarded to the winner of each theme. 5. Only (1) plaque will be awarded for joint home or business participants. Judging will be on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. All participants must be prepared by 6:30 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced. Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So., Gulfport, FL 33707. Call 893-1068 for more information. Contest Rules 1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses. 2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above. 3. Businesses are urged to participate. 4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON, Monday, Oct. 24th. Judging will be done after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24th. The judges route schedule will not be announced. 5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be announced in the Oct. 27th edition of the Gulfport Gabber. Winners will be Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 7 p.m., located at 2401 53rd St. So. Alis Allstars Cheerleading Class Alis Allstars Cheerleading at the Gulfport Recreation Center is an ongoing class on Thursdays from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Children ages 4-12 will learn cheers, chants, dance, stunts and team work. Cost is $24 per month with a $10 registration fee. Call 410-2227. Gymnastics Class Sunshine Gymnastics will be on Fridays at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Boys and girls age 5-12 years skills, tumbling, low balance beam, spring board, and more. The class is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and is $30 per month or $10 per class with a $15 registration fee (20% sibling discount).. Please call 804-9400 Pet Pal Benet Golf Tournament The Sports Bar and Grill and Pet Pal Animal Shelter will host a golf 22 at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, 6000 Sun Boulevard in St. Petersburg. The format is 2-person Best Ball Scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $85 per person and includes buffet and keg at The Sports Bar, 99685 Bay in conjunction with) Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Environmental Justice Symposium On October 22, local activists will present the renowned Awakening the DreamerChanging the Dream Symposium at Gulfports City of Imagination site (2726 54th Street, S.) The goal of this educational event is to bring forth an environmentally socially just human presence on this planet. It is also to establish a network of global citizens who are inspired and committed to positive change in the community as we transition to cleaner energy technologies and at www.awakeningthedreamer.org.
32 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 The Circle of Friends of Gulfport Public Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week, designated nationally from Oct. 16-22 this year. Adults & children who sign up for a library card at Gulfport Library between Oct. 1 21 are eligible for a drawing on for Small Adventures bookstore will be awarded to one adult and to one child at the Library during the culmination of the promotion. Enjoy reading to Monty, Reading Therapy Dog on Saturday, October 8 from 10:30 11:30 am. Children ages 3 and up are invited to join Monty & Lisa in the Youth Services area. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, October 20, 10:00 am. Discussion of One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Genealogy Assistance: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 pm. Answers tailored to your questions about using traditional and online resources for researching family history. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, October 29, 10:30 am.: The Gruffalo (G), 11:00 am: Tim Burtons The Corpse Bride (PG), 2:00 pm: The Lost Boys (PG-13). FMI, call 893-1074. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: Mondays, 2:003:00pm. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Teen Board Game Afternoons: Every Wednesday from 2:30 4:30pm. Stop by after school to enjoy some fun & face-toface interaction with your opponents! World Harmony Art Exhibit: Display of artworks by Sri Chimnoy. The late artist was renowned worldwide for his colorful paintings promoting peace. Visit and enjoy throughout the month of October Frances Purdy Friends Room Gallery Walls. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 TEEN SWING DANCE Fri., Oct. 7, 7-11pm, $7 Lesson & Dance www.swingtime.info BALLROOM DJ & DANCE Sun., Oct. 9, 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 Shim Sham 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 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game Roomwill be closed from Monday, October 10Friday, November 4 while the Haunted House is under construction. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program are currently being accepted for children who are in Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 Teen Night Program are currently being accepted for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS Registrations for the 2011-2012 Tot Time & VPK Programs are currently being accepted. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The VPK Program is for children who turn 4 years of age by September 1st and live in Florida. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents with two, three Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Both programs are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 8931068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. start. Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. and Jeff Robbins at 727-954-4899. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. termediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial period. Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental reation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Center Flea Market: Fri. Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon. Great bargains for all! Art Under the Oaks: Show your talent at Art Under the Oaks on Sat. Nov. 5 at Clymer Park. Works for the juried show must be original and created by the artist. Variety of art accepted: painting, drawing, textile, collage, 3-dimentional, ceramic, metal, glass, wood and photography. Photos of work required and purchase awards will be given in several categories. General artist space, $75; Gulfport resident artist, $50. Free for students. See more details at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org Senior Center Birthday Party: Sorry there are no more tickets left for the Senior Centers 28th Birthday Party on Mon. Oct. 10. Medicare Annual Election Period: Now is the time to review your current health care and prescription drug coverage. Also, there is a change in the enrollment period. Be informed by coming to our Medicare seminar on Mon. Oct. 17 at 1pm courtesy of SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Contract Bridge Party : will be held on Thurs. Oct. 13 at 1:30pm. Must call to reserve. Refreshments provided. Courtesy of Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg. The Una Voce Rays: Come and enjoy The Life and Music of Cole Porter on Fri. Oct. 28, 2011, 7pm at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater. Tickets available at the Senior Center: $12 in advance; $15 at the Center Foundation. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Flu Shots: Wed. Oct. 12, 1-3. Medicare and most insurances accepted. Bring serve. Spanish Classes: Classes start Thurs. Oct. 13. Beginners at 3pm, Intermediate at 4pm and conversational/advanced at 5pm. Fee: $20 (Foundation members $18). Tea Time! Come join us for tea time at the Senior Center everyday from 2-3pm at our Snack Bar! Also try our light breakfast and lunch specials! The Snack Bar is open every day from 8am to 4pm. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on upcoming trips such as a Mystery Tour on Oct. 14; Meet Me in St. Louis at the Show Palace in Hudson on Oct. 19; Mt. Dora on Oct. 22; and Hard Rock Casino trip on Oct. 26. Free Memory Screenings Tues. Nov. 15, 1-4pm, Call for appointment. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service : GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 to register for November. Free Legal Assistance: on Fri. Oct. 21 at 9:30am. Must qualify. Call for info. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Oct. 7, 6-8pm The City of Imagination presents local artist ANNE MORTONS MAASAI WOMEN oil paintings FREE & Open to public
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 33 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 The Circle of Friends of Gulfport Public Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week, designated nationally from Oct. 16-22 this year. Adults & children who sign up for a library card at Gulfport Library between Oct. 1 21 are eligible for a drawing on for Small Adventures bookstore will be awarded to one adult and to one child at the Library during the culmination of the promotion. Enjoy reading to Monty, Reading Therapy Dog on Saturday, October 8 from 10:30 11:30 am. Children ages 3 and up are invited to join Monty & Lisa in the Youth Services area. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, October 20, 10:00 am. Discussion of One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Genealogy Assistance: Saturday, October 22, 1:00 pm. Answers tailored to your questions about using traditional and online resources for researching family history. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, October 29, 10:30 am.: The Gruffalo (G), 11:00 am: Tim Burtons The Corpse Bride (PG), 2:00 pm: The Lost Boys (PG-13). FMI, call 893-1074. Read to Linda, one of our staff members: Mondays, 2:003:00pm. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot at the Circulation Desk. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Teen Board Game Afternoons: Every Wednesday from 2:30 4:30pm. Stop by after school to enjoy some fun & face-toface interaction with your opponents! World Harmony Art Exhibit: Display of artworks by Sri Chimnoy. The late artist was renowned worldwide for his colorful paintings promoting peace. Visit and enjoy throughout the month of October Frances Purdy Friends Room Gallery Walls. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 TEEN SWING DANCE Fri., Oct. 7, 7-11pm, $7 Lesson & Dance www.swingtime.info BALLROOM DJ & DANCE Sun., Oct. 9, 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 Shim Sham 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 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident The Game Roomwill be closed from Monday, October 10Friday, November 4 while the Haunted House is under construction. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program are currently being accepted for children who are in Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 Teen Night Program are currently being accepted for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS Registrations for the 2011-2012 Tot Time & VPK Programs are currently being accepted. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The VPK Program is for children who turn 4 years of age by September 1st and live in Florida. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents with two, three Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Both programs are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 8931068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. start. Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. and Jeff Robbins at 727-954-4899. bara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. termediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial period. Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental reation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Center Flea Market: Fri. Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon. Great bargains for all! Art Under the Oaks: Show your talent at Art Under the Oaks on Sat. Nov. 5 at Clymer Park. Works for the juried show must be original and created by the artist. Variety of art accepted: painting, drawing, textile, collage, 3-dimentional, ceramic, metal, glass, wood and photography. Photos of work required and purchase awards will be given in several categories. General artist space, $75; Gulfport resident artist, $50. Free for students. See more details at HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org Senior Center Birthday Party: Sorry there are no more tickets left for the Senior Centers 28th Birthday Party on Mon. Oct. 10. Medicare Annual Election Period: Now is the time to review your current health care and prescription drug coverage. Also, there is a change in the enrollment period. Be informed by coming to our Medicare seminar on Mon. Oct. 17 at 1pm courtesy of SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Contract Bridge Party : will be held on Thurs. Oct. 13 at 1:30pm. Must call to reserve. Refreshments provided. Courtesy of Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg. The Una Voce Rays: Come and enjoy The Life and Music of Cole Porter on Fri. Oct. 28, 2011, 7pm at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater. Tickets available at the Senior Center: $12 in advance; $15 at the Center Foundation. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Flu Shots: Wed. Oct. 12, 1-3. Medicare and most insurances accepted. Bring serve. Spanish Classes: Classes start Thurs. Oct. 13. Beginners at 3pm, Intermediate at 4pm and conversational/advanced at 5pm. Fee: $20 (Foundation members $18). Tea Time! Come join us for tea time at the Senior Center everyday from 2-3pm at our Snack Bar! Also try our light breakfast and lunch specials! The Snack Bar is open every day from 8am to 4pm. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on upcoming trips such as a Mystery Tour on Oct. 14; Meet Me in St. Louis at the Show Palace in Hudson on Oct. 19; Mt. Dora on Oct. 22; and Hard Rock Casino trip on Oct. 26. Free Memory Screenings Tues. Nov. 15, 1-4pm, Call for appointment. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service : GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 to register for November. Free Legal Assistance: on Fri. Oct. 21 at 9:30am. Must qualify. Call for info. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Oct. 7, 6-8pm The City of Imagination presents local artist ANNE MORTONS MAASAI WOMEN oil paintings FREE & Open to public
34 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Local ObituariesBAEHR, MARK CLINTON, 43, of South Pasadena died on Sept. 30, 2011. Survived by father, Denver Baehr; mother Bea Baehr. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo. 727-517-2340. BLUE, CHARLENE M., 63, of Gulfport, died Sept. 27, 2011. Survived by husband, Anson Blue; 2 children; and 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo. 727517-2340. M C C ARTHY CAROL LYNCH, of Gulfport Florida and Hampton Beach N.H. passed October 2, 2011 at her summer home in New Hampshire, after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Carol was a 20 year resident of Gulfport. She was a member of The Red Hat Society of Gulfport, the Massachusetts Club, The Gulfport Garden Club, Andy Anderson American Legion Post 125, and was looking forward to a new membership in the Gulfport Neighbors. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gerald L. McCarthy, two sons, Gerald L. McCarthy and his wife Linda and Stephen P. McCarthy all of Tewksbury, Mass; three beloved grandchildren, Kayleigh Cabral of Lowell Mass. and Nolan McCarthy, and Evan McCarthy of Tewksbury Mass. Three sisters, Cynthia Lynch Wolters and her husband Casey of Conrowe TX and many nieces and nephews. Carol had many special friends in Gulfport. They will miss her smile and loving nature, Services will be in Tewksbury, Mass. Donations in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society. Genealogy Research Using JewishGen The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd. in Clearwater on Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. with a presentation by Clint Elbow on how to effectively use the JewishGen website. JewishGen is the premiere website and the widely recognized home of of Jewish Heritage in New York. With more than 400,000 users, JewishGen provides access to 20 million genealogical records as well as links to hundreds of related websites. JewishGen is the beginning point for researching ancestors of Jewish heritage, and many of its resources are of value for non-Jewish research as well. A pre-program social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. and the featured program starts at 2 p.m. For information on the organization or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 35 Excerpts heard at the October 4, 2011Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesAlong with the use of substance comes the duty to respect at least other peoples health. Rose Marie Seawall-Probst I think we need to stand up and speak for our own town. I appreciate everybody coming in from out of town. Gina Burke, who spoke in favor of the smoking ban We should ban tobacco worldwide, but Gulfports a start. Vice-Mayor David Hasting To tell you the truth, I wish Id never smoked Im in favor of moving forward, but I want us to understand that by addressing smoking we are not addressing our litter problem. Were addressing a percentage of our litter problem. Councilman Sam Henderson, a self-described occasional smoker who initially did not favor a smoking ban. He told council that he did not favor it as litter control but agreed with it for other reasons, although he added that since the city started the discussion about cigarette butts he had become more aware of the number of people who did not consider cigarette butts litter. All of our restaurants have smoking areas in them...and I dont sit there... Councilwoman Jen nifer Salmon. We dont solve our litter problem by putting in a smoking ban. I also do believe we have a respon sibility to protect peoples rights... I want to make sure that we strike that balance. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon. I think it would probably bring more families to our beaches. Councilwoman Barbara Banno. Im not being harsh; Im just trying to run a meet ing. I have a problem being able to hear four people at the same time. Mayor Mike Yakes, after silencing several council members. Really? Councilmember Sam Henderson, when Vice-Mayor David Hastings refused to amend his motion to include reviewing the ordinance in one year. Both the councilman and Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said she thought council agreed in a workshop to review the ordinance in one year. Overheard About the Smoking Ban Overheard About Using a Special Magistrate for Code Compliance and EnforcementThe direction Ive been getting is to move towards zero tolerance. When we do that, I shorten the time frame. Community Development Director Fred Metcalf, in response to concerns about using a special magistrate. $250 a day? $500 a day? If its a life/safety issue, it makes sense, but if its grass... it doesnt make sense. issues. We make the decision here. It all should be up for grabs. It shouldnt be that since we took it to work shop that its a done deal. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, after the mayor curtailed her comments and said the council discussed the issue of a special magistrate at workshop. The goal of code enforcement should be to remedy code violations. Doug Hudson Its a system of extortion, bribery. Brian Hilbert, about a magistrate system in St. Petersburg that is similar to Gulfports proposed code enforcement system. It was little horrifying. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about Brian Hilberts comments. If were going to get serious about take no prison ers code enforcement, we need to (look at our codes) Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about making sure that What I heard you say, Fred, is that you thought this process is more effective. I have to take that into ac count. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, about the Community Development Director Fred Metcalf and his com ments to her about the special magistrate system of code enforcement. I do own a couple of rental properties and do love the love letter from Bruce when the tenants dont cut the grass. Bruce actually helps me. Mike Schnippering, a landlord who says he has had to lower his rents in certain areas and wants code enforcement to protect my property. Is there a way we can specify... that were not imple menting the special magistrate until weve had the review (of the codes)? Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who suggested that council might be tackling the codes issues backwards by adopting a special magistrate before reviewing proposed changes to city codes.
36 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Haunted Trolley Tours The City of Gulfport Recreation Center would like to invite you to help in this years judging of our annual Halloween Haunted House and Decorations Contest on Monday, October 24th. The spooky trolley ride will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center and tour the Citys businesses and residents who are participating. If you are brave enough, please be at the Gulfport Recreation Center by 6 p.m. This freaky, fun, free tour is limited to the dont forget to mark your calendars. Vendors Welcome to New Corey Avenue Fresh Market The Corey Area Business Association (CABA) is hosting an all new market this 2011-2012 year on Corey Avenue. The 300 block of Corey will be blocked for vendors to set up and sell their wares. It is located just off Gulf Blvd. and 75th Ave. with within walking distance of downtown St. Pete Beach. Parking is free for all. 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. Very affordable vendor rates and special sign-up packages are offered. For vendor information or to sign up please contact Bob at 727461-7674, cell: 727-560-1961 or email: email@example.com. Vendor applications may be found at www.coreyave.com. The new market starts October 16th, 2011 and will run through May 2012. Time is 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete Beach. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave. com. Holiday Art Contest Tampa Bay Watch is looking for young artists for their annual holiday greeting card. All Tampa Bay-area children in grades K-8 are eligible for entry in the contest and the artwork theme must revolve around holidays in the Tampa Bay habitat. To enter, children should draw or paint a picture with a theme featuring holidays in the Tampa Bay habitat, thinking about the Tampa Bay estuary, its shorelines, the watershed and the creatures that live in this very unique and special place called Tampa Bay and tying it into a holiday theme. Prospective artists should visit http://www. tampabaywatch.org to narrow down habitat subject ideas. The winning submission will be selected by a panel of Tampa Bay Watch staff and community partners. All drawings and paintings must be submitted on letter-size (8 1/2 x 11) paper, one side only. Only original art (no scanned digital images) will be accepted. Submissions must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and should be mailed to Tampa Bay Watch, Attn: Holiday Art Contest, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 (e-mails will not be accepted). Original art may be picked up from Tampa Bay Watch after November 14, 2011. One winning entry will be selected, with 2011. The winning entry and contest honorable mentions will be featured on the Tampa Bay Watch website and in the winter newsletter. All entrants must submit a completed entry form and signed release from parent(s). Forms can be found online at TampaBayWatch.org. The winning artist will be night family getaway at TradeWinds Island Resorts, including suite accommodations with separate bedroom, living area with sofabed and kitchenette. The offer is valid at TradeWinds Island Grand or TradeWinds Sandpiper on St. Pete Beach. Package also includes two all-day High Tide Slide passes on the giant three-story beachfront waterslide! This family getaway expires 12/24/2012.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 37 Excerpts heard at the October 5, 2011St. Pete Beach Special WorkshopPublic Comment & Council Quotes I heard Dont Tell Mama was taking over that space. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, about the vacant Oscars restaurant. You would know. Commissioner Jim Parent. The current rumor mill puts an Asian restaurant in that store front. Most of you have used his services and didnt know it. Hes the classic example of diligence, integrity... any word you can come up with. In this day of selfentitlement, youve given us all a lesson. Mayor Steve MacFarlin said of beach local and business owner Al Church. Mr. Church has unlocked and locked the city parks, beaches and community facilities for 20 years. They are expecting some changes when they come back. Its also still a very important issue, because at this point Im not sure what has been done. Deborah Schechner, about issues endemic to the west end of Corey Avenue and returning snowbirds concerns about those issues. As long as we dont serve as a conduit between you... City attorney Susan Churuti, about whether or not the commissioners had the right to speak to the city attorneys. and amend it later, and then complain that our legal bills are too high. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, who his cases properly he wouldnt have to amend his cases. Bruce had impressed on me, I control Weiss, and I can get the other guys to go along with me. Commissioner Jim Parent, who said he asked Bruce Kadoura to send a letter to that effect. He also stressed that he was paraphrasing Mr. Kadoura. Im not controlled by anyone but my wife. Harry Metz, later in the meeting, in response. Every new commissioner who comes in says theyre going to have a positive attitude. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, who dismissed Commissioner Marvin Shavlans comments that he wanted to stay positive and proceed with trying to settle the lawsuits against the city. Whats the worse that can happen? Nothing! Commissioner Marvin Shavlans response to the vice mayor. taxes. Harry Metz, after speaking about the tax in crease. Mayor Steve McFarlin said something the audi ence couldnt hear. Whats that, Mayor? Harry Metz, to the mayor. I was talking to the Vice Mayor. The mayors response. Well, them say it into the microphone. Mr. Metz. I will next time. Mayor McFarlin, who did not repeat his comment. Its a tax on the residents of Pass-a-Grille residents Vice-Mayor Bev Garnett, about the parking fees increasing for residents. Many Pass-a-Grille residents do not have a place to park on their property. Although the city is not raising D street parking prices, many residents, according to Mr. Metz and Vice Mayor Garnett, do not have adequate D parking and must park at meters with a B sticker.
38 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Ban CarsIve been reading about the efforts to ban or severely limit drilling for gas, oil and mining for coal. Driving coal operators out of business even has the endorsement of former United Mine Worker president Richard Trumka, who now heads the AFL-CIO. Oil drilling has always worried people and now the by a process (not new) called fracking, has environmentalists in a frenzy. Its all about the environment and pollution, of course, and all about supporting solar energy and windmills even if they kill hundreds of thousands of birds. Theres a cost for everything. All this is very controversial and leading to much political turmoil. It need not be that way. Theres a better and cleaner and simpler way. Restrict the ownership of cars. Think about it: cars are an abomination. They kill nearly 40,000 people a year and injure millions. Cars contribute to crime and not just because cars get stolen. Cars give criminals mobility. Thats dangerous and costly to the police who try to keep criminals under control. Old folks used to complain that cars were mobile bedrooms and sexually threatening to young people. However, if you are concerned about pollution, the car is it. a half million new cars a year. It was double that a little more than 20 years ago. Some of those cars are still running. Anyway, in Florida we have almost 900 vehicles per 1,000 population which means that almost everyone has a car. Think what we could accomplish by limiting families to one car. Not all at once and with exceptions, of course. Worry about pollution causing drilling and mining would diminish because market forces would do the job. would: on purchasing and maintaining a vehicle could be used to buy other goods and, more importantly, be used to fund government interests like schools, the military, medical care and poverty programs. on funerals and medical care, and insurance. Less gasoline and oil would be used. Fewer tires made means less pollution. Less of all of that means less use of oil, gasoline or natural gas. The need for fewer vehicles would mean less manufacturing, less ozone destruction and other related problems. Fewer cars, less need for expensive and often environmentally destructive highways. Fewer animals displaced, less ground pollution, and, ultimately a cooler Earth. Without wheels eventually people would begin moving back into the cities which are inherently more quality of life. would be an immediate need for mass transit. Not only a need, but a level of use that would be more selfsustaining than it is. Trains, buses, planes, would be needed. That would boost the economy and help balance jobs lost in the auto industry. How would it be done? Political will is critical as well as public consent. Ultimately, however, it is government that has to. They could order it because it would be for the public good and, like the medical care program, it requires public participation in order to work. It should pass the legal test. For the public its a question of whether they love their cars or Mother Earth more. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber October 6 October 12, 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 Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm John Ellis 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA EXE Mtg-6pm Reg ALA Mtg-6:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Exe. Com. Mtg.-6pm SAL is hosting a Halloween Party: Costume Contest, Prizes for funniest, scariest and all around best costume. 9pm. Spooky Burgers, Bootato Salad, 5-8pm. Scary Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm. Just in case you might not know, Post 305 will celebrate New Years Eve. Join us for dinner, lobster and New York Strip steak, heavy appetizers, champagne toast only $37.50 each. Cash bar, entertainment by Barry. Tickets available at the bar, get them early. Please come and see him if you need assistance, thats why he is there! Dont forget Wednesday night Bingo, 6 p.m. 14 games, 1 $250 progressive jackpot game. The kitchen is open! The annual Penny Auction will be held by the Ladies Auxiliary on October 11th, tokens go on sale at 5 p.m. and the 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. 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 October 6 October 12, 2011 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 Experience a Day as a Law StudentGULFPORTExperience a day as a law student at Stetsons Law School Information Day on November 12. Attend classes, have lunch with current law students, meet worldaid options for attending law school from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, at Stetson Laws Gulfport campus at 1401 61st Street S. Visit us for a day and learn more about why we attract the top advocates in the country, said Admissions and Student Financial Planning. Our staff, students and faculty look forward to providing visitors with insight into the Stetson Law experience. The day-long event is designed for potential students to experience law school, tour campus, visit courtrooms and get an overview of life as a law student. Stetson has offered this program for more than 10 years. and to register for this free event, please visit Stetson online at http:// www.law.stetson.edu/admissions/ home/stetson-law-information-day. php. The preferred deadline to register is November 7. For more information, call Stetsons Financial Planning at 727-562-7802 or e-mail email@example.com. Free Legal Education about Bankruptcy Community Law Program, Inc. brings together local attorneys to educate the public about bankruptcy on Tuesday, October 25 at 5 p.m. at the Classical Christian School for the Arts, 4981 78th Avenue N. in Pinellas Park. Come join a free presentation on bankruptcy and have your questions answered by local attorneys! The public needs to know and/or bring with them the following: 1. Copy of any lawsuit/court papers recently received; 2. Documentation of income received during the past few months including the income of a spouse; 3. Knowledge of all debt currently owed including credit cards, medical bills, car loans, and the total owed for each; and 4. Knowledge of whether income taxes are owed and whether tax For more information, contact Community Law Program at 727582-7480 or visit www.LawProgram. org. Find Help with Medicare Decisions The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging is offered at no cost to you. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. This is The annual enrollment period for Medicare is October 15 through December 7. You can apply for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. You can enroll in Medicare through the Social Security Administration. You may be eligible for extra help to pay Part D plan costs if you have limited income and resources. You may access an array of Medicare covered preventive services. Call 1-800-963-5337 or visit understanding your Medicare rights and options from a SHINE counselor. Foster Homes needed for Kittens and Cats Save Our Strays is a no-kill to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. It does not maintain a shelter facility and is in serious need of additional foster homes for its felines. They are currently not able to accept new felines because they have no available foster homes for them. Volunteers serving as foster families can specify that they prefer a pregnant cat, an adult cat or kittens. If you are interested in helping their kitties, the rewards are great. Please call 727-481-5262 for details.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 41 A Night in Italy at the Gulfport Senior Center Dolores Hayney and April Brown practice their dances before going onstage at the Catherine Hickman. Hayney and Brown perform with the Tarantella Dancers of St. Petersburg. Friday night the dancers performed as part of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Centers A Night in Italy. Over 170 people attended the annual event, which also included dinner. They love it its just a warm, fun family feel, Senior Center Supervisor Sue Frank said. Most of our events are that way. Frank also praised the sponsors and volunteers for their assistance with Friday nights event. Arlene, a local Gabber reader, took a boat trip to Star Island off Portsmouth New Hampshire in August. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members and guests met on Saturday, September 24 at the Parkside Caf in Pinellas Park for lunch. Elaine Penner and Paula Roberts were the hostesses. Those attending enjoyed a delicious lunch and time socializing. Since fall had begun, each sister attending received a set of fall pot holders as we will be getting ready for our holiday baking soon. Thank you to Elaine and Paula for a delightful afternoon. The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at the home of Lucy Brushaber at 7 p.m. and Lucy will present the program. Members have agreed on several service projects for the year. Collection of canned foods and assorted quick food items for the Ready for Life Program for the holidays is under way. During the course of the year members will be collecting for the military troops over seas personal hygiene items and snack food items. They will also be collecting newspapers, old towels, sheets and items for the SPCA. This is also in conjunction with keeping track of our good deeds each month. A donation was made to Laureate Epsilon Nu for support of purchasing bottled water for distribution at the end of the month at the 3-day Komen walk. Janet Taylor and Pam Puskas will host the annual Breakfast in the Park on Saturday, October 15 at the War Veterans Memorial Park at 8:30 a.m. Members have signed up for an assortment of dishes to share while Paula Roberts and Sharon Ingram will be cooking the bacon, sausage and eggs over the grill. What For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
42 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 9/23 Call for Ofcer3000 Blk 56th St. S. Narcotics/Drugs2600 Blk 46th St. S. Domestic Verbal5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer900 Blk 58th St. S. Call for Ofcer6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Arrest on Warrant5000 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Theft5200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Battery4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Domestic Battery5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Violation of Court Order6000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Criminal MischiefTomlinson Park. Violation of Court Order2400 Blk 50th St. S. Saturday 9/24 Robbery2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Trouble with Individual3000 Blk 54th St. S. Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual1100 Blk 64th St. S. Trouble with Individual2900 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic Verbal1700 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Complaint5600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Criminal Mischief1600 Blk 58th St. S. Sunday 9/25 Battery1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Call for Ofcer2900 Blk 52nd St. S. Criminal Mischief2000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Street Obstruction700 Blk 58th St. S. Recovered Stolen Vehicle900 Blk 49th St. S. Call for Ofcer1000 Blk 49th St. S. Call for OfcerTrail. Stolen Vehicle2100 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Burglary5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Monday 9/26 Suspicious Circumstances1900 Blk 57th St. S.Suspicious Activity2200 Blk York St. S. Call for Ofcer4900 Blk 11th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual1700 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Complaint5300 Blk 12th Ave. S. Tuesday 9/27 Trouble with Individual2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Street Obstruction2600 Blk 49th St. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk 15th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wednesday 9/28 Theft3100 Blk Dupont St. S. Arrest on Warrant3000 Blk 50th St. S. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Criminal Mischief2600 Blk 18th Ave. S. Theft5600 Blk 13th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances2800 Blk 49th St. S. Trouble with Individual2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Street Obstruction2200 Blk 53rd St. S. Call for Ofcer6200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Thursday 9/29 Burglary1600 Blk 52nd St. S. Stolen Vehicle5500 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Hit & Run3000 Blk 56th St. S. Stolen Vehicle900 Blk 58th St. S. Call for Ofcer2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5800 Blk 27th Ave. S.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 43 Try your hand at SudokuCrime Watch Block Party Come enjoy a traditional pot luck block party, with live music, October Watch Group is hosting a Pot Luck Block Party featuring the live music of Michael Hyde and the Impacs. Enjoy listening to classic 50s and 60s songs while getting to know your neighbors and taking a stand against crime. Anyone living or doing business Streets and 7th Ave to Town Shores) is welcome to come. Bring a dish to share and your lawn chair. If you dont wish to eat with us, please come for the music and camaraderie. The Block Party is a great way to meet new neighbors and feel more connected to your neighborhood. It also helps bring more neighbors into our crime watch group, where we work on crime related issues within our neighborhoods and to keep our streets safer. We work closely with the Gulfport Police Department and learn how to help protect ourselves, as well as our neighbors. As a member, you can do as little or as much to help as you want. The Block Party will be held on Hull Street between 7th and 9th Avenue S. (Gulfport). Limited chairs will be available for those who dont have them or who cant bring them, along Hull, 60th or 59th Streets, but leave room for emergency vehicles and please do not block neighbors driveways or park on their lawn. For more information, call Steve Karbowski at 727-347-0554. Holy Name Oktoberfest October is a month synonymous with fun, festival, laughter, music, dancing, good food and beer; so come join them at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 5800 15 Avenue S. in Gulfport from October 20 to October 23. Hank Shaw will be spinning tunes between the live entertainment line-up: Fri., Oct. 21 enjoy the sounds of Gulfports own Urban Gypsies from 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 22 KingTrump and Friend will entertain you from 8-10 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 23 Jim Brady formerly of Loggins and Messina will keep you rocking throughout the evening from 5-7:30 p.m. Take a chance on the midway games and rides where your heart will skip a beat, stroll through the arts and crafts fair in the air conditioning of the Maria Center and make several passes through the outside food court Latin America, Mexico, Poland, Italy and the good US of A (B-B-Que). They have libations for the tea totter and more sensitive pallet, the kids and of course what would an Oktoberfest be without Ye Old Beer truck. Take a day off and relax, let the kids play in the Kiddy Corral and the kids of all ages enjoy a game of checkers, chess or dominoes. Visit with your friends and let your cares and troubles take a vacation. Remember there is the famous Bing Ball for all ages, the Grand Prize of $2,500, 50/50 and the seeing you all there and joining in the fun. Crafters/Vendors Needed For Fall Festival Vendors/Crafters are needed for a Fall Festival at St. James UMC on October 29 at 4 p.m. Spaces are limited. Cost is $15 before September 30. Contact 727-576-3919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Vendors/Crafters will be inside.
44 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Dance to the Music Lisa Ogden takes her sun-brella for an impromptu dance at this weekends FolkFest on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Ogden, who lives in St. Petersburg, danced along with the Lee Boys, one of 12 bands who played this weekend. Creative Clay hosted the 5th annual event, which also included visual artists in a street-fair setting. Clerks Ofce Seeks VolunteersST. PETE BEACHThe Clerks seeking volunteers. Duties include greet the public, answer multi-line telephone, assist customers, light clerical tasks. The position will sit at the front receptionist desk in the City Hall lobby. They have most help for the morning hours at the desk, generally from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interested parties can go to the Human Resources section of their website at www.stpetebeach. org and download the form located under Volunteers Needed. It would be fabulous to get actual St. Pete Beach residents interested in volunteering for their community!Artists Wanted The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association is looking for artists for their annual Art-in-the-Park, a time, Art in the Park will be held in conjunction with BungalowFest, which will include a Tour of Homes and a Designer Show Home. All events will take place in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood in St. Petersburg. The deadline for entries into the Art Show has been extended to September 30. Registration forms for the art show are available at http://bungalowfest. org, and are also attached. Art in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th in Historic Kenwoods Seminole Park, located at 3rd Avenue N. and 29th Street N., St. Petersburg, and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of this years BungalowFest is A Celebration of Art & Architecture with home tours to highlight the unique architectural craftsman heritage of Historic Kenwood, a Designer Cancer Center, and a juried art show of established and emerging artists. There will be over $1,000 in cash art awards. For more information and to download a registration form, go to www.bungalowfest.org or call Dianne Caton at 727-321-1884.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 45 Police Will Buy and Build Obstacle CourseGULFPORT The citys police department will soon undergo city authorized $2,000 so the city can purchase parts of the obstacle course, including a drag dummy that simulates a person. Sign up for Card, be Entered in a Drawing The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Librarys mission is to support literacy and learning in the Gulfport community. The Gulfport Library is an essential community resource and they would like to encourage all residents to apply for and use a library card. This card opens the door to resources throughout Pinellas County and beyond. From October 1 until October 22 everyone who applies for a library card at the Gulfport Library will be to Small Adventures Book Shop of Gulfport. All members of the family are encouraged to apply for a card. There will be one adult winner and one child winner (age up to 18). The drawing will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at the library. You need not be present to win. The library is located at 5501 28 Avenue S. The phone number is 727-893-1074. Expand your learning horizons and grow with the Gulfport Library and the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Call to Artists of all Ages Show your talent at Art Under the Oaks!. This community event is a Juried Art Show scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at Clymer Park on the corner of Beach Blvd. S. and 26th Ave. S. (shaded, outdoor 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, 3-Dimentional, Ceramic, Metal, Glass, Wood and Photography. The Acorn youth category includes young artist up to age 18. Application Deadline is Friday, October 7th. 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 space is $75 and Gulfport resident Acorn students are free. The event is sponsored in part by Brighthouse Networks, The Fountains and Humana. Additionally, there will be select food vendors and local entertainment on site. Exhibitors can download an application at www.SIKPromotions. com and mail to Suzanne King, C/O Art Under the Oaks, PO Box 530234, St. Petersburg, FL 33747. Please make your check payable to: Senior Center Foundation, Inc. For more information, contact Suzanne King727-322-5217 or email@example.com.
46 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 The Wine Region of Bordeaux France Bordeaux is probably the most well-know wine region in the world. Bordeaux counts for one third of the good quality french wine. The wines are so good there that a Bordeaux ranking is needed to classify the best of the best wines. Bordeaux has about 287,000 acres of vineyards with13,000 grape growers. With an annual production of approximately 960 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world dating back nearly 2,000 years. Both red and white wines are made in Bordeaux. Red Bordeaux is called claret in the United Kingdom. Red wines are generally made from a blend of grapes, and may be made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit verdot, Malbec, and, less commonly in recent years, Carmnre. A good Bordeaux is an excellent wine to celebrate a special occasion or gift. Calling all Craft Vendors The St. Petersburg Womans Club is looking for arts and craft vendors to participate in the 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts show on December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. To participate, the cost is $25 per vendor space. For more information, please contact Carolyn DeFreitas at 727-674-3484.Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays lunch is koldunai (meat dumplings). Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. BPW to Meet BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas meets Thursday of each month at The 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., the meeting and lunch follow from 12 noon-1 p.m. Cost is $16 for BPW members, $21 for guests. Make your reservations online: www. BPWStPetePinellas.org. Fall Childrens Book Drive The Christmas Toy Shop Project, Inc. is having a Fall Childrens Book Drive. Donations of new and gently used books for ages 0-12 are 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 Shop, 550 16th Street N. in St. Petersburg or visit their website for other locals www.christmastoyshop.org. If your organization can help out with the book drive, please call 727-898-3962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 47 KEEP THIS PORTIONWhat you need to know about the next City-Wide Yard Sale: You can have your yard sale at your Gulfport residence and it is Permit Free on Saturday, November 5 at no charge! (Rain date, Sunday, November 6). a form at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or easily email your Gulfport address to email@example.com. The address information is due by Friday, October 28 by 4:30 p.m. (There will be no exceptions as to allow for set up and printing time.) You can pick up the Gulfport City Wide Yard Sale Brochure on November 2nd at all City Facilities until 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 4th. On the day of the event, Art Under The Oaks Art Event (Clymer Park 26th St. S. and Beach Blvd. S.) will be the main hub to pick up your brochure. If you choose to print your brochure online, go to the www.mygulfport.us main page under City Wide Yard Sale link (use 2 pages of 8 x 14 paper). So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you havent used for a year or more! Most likely, someones looking for what you dont want anymore. Get on the brochure today! Additional Information: Signs: Temporary signage will be permitted on public right of ways where the sale is being held, as long as it does not interfere/block pedestrian/vehicle may be placed on other private property with the permission of the owner or occupant. Please do not display signs more than 24 hrs before the sale day. Signs must be removed by 7 P.M. on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Parking: Vehicles will be permitted to temporarily park in residential only or resident decal required parking the day of the sale as long as they do not provisions under state law will be enforced. Please try not to block driveways, City of Gulfport Permit Free City Wide Yard Sale Brochure listing application Saturday, November 5th, rain date, Sunday, November 6th Gulfport Residents only Sale is Dawn to Dusk Gulfport Address: Phone #: Email Address (optional) Please return to City hall no later than Friday, October 28th by 4:30 p.m. to make the map brochure deadline for set up and print time. Please print clearly and return to City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. Thank you. Find Help at Recovery Workshop Are you suffering from depression, addiction and codependency? Attend a workshop on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Suncoast Hospice, Room 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. in Clearwater. This presentation will have a focus on processing anger. Cost is $5 which includes materials. Lunch cost is optional. Call Les and Sandi Ambush at 727-822-3480 for reservations.Celebration of Faith Gospel Concert Do you sing, play in a band or just enjoy listening to good gospel music? Join others at a Celebration of Faith gospel concert on Sunday, October 30 from 3-6 p.m. at Value Fair Market, 3951 34 Street S. in St. Petersburg. Apparel and accessories from different vendors will be modeled during the event. Come early and browse the various shops. They open at 11 a.m. Call Dianne McCormick at 727215-8518. Tampa Bay Senior Expo The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is returning to the Coliseum in downtown St. Pete on Tuesday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet local professionals who offer expertise home improvement, recreation and more. The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is a free day of educational seminars, as well as fun and entertainment! There will be live musicians, games and door browse exhibits from over 60 local organizations offering products, tips, advice and free giveaways. There will be health screenings and insurance seminars, with personal one on one contact. Visit with residential communities and local hospitals so you can make educated decisions. Take advantage of giveaways, special coupons and new products from Bay area companies. Get ready for fun in this special day dedicated to seniors. The Coliseum is located at 535 Fourth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Parking and admission are free. Call Dave LaBell at 727-893-8523 or visit www.tampabayseniorexpo.com.
48 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What are the Responsibilities of a Successor Trustee? The use of a revocable living trust to receive the assets of a deceased trust settlor without requiring formal Probate Court approval. A named successor trustee in a trust document has certain responsibilities which should be performed in the administration of the trust. Some of the ordinary and necessary steps which a successor trustee should take in lawful and proper trust administration are: A. The trust document should be interpretation as well as each trust amendment; B. The implementation of the substitution of the successor trustee should be accomplished; C. Interested persons concerning the administration of the trust should be served with the required notices in a proper and timely fashion; D. A successor trustee has a legal duty to protect, insure and manage trust assets and may have liability for the improper accomplishment of these legal duties; F. A successor trustee has an assets in accordance with the prudent investor rule; G. A successor trustee is responsible to make any contributions due to the personal representative of the deceased settlors estate in order to pay for creditor claims, administrative expenses and/or estate taxes; H. A successor trustee has an obligation to inform and account to that is lawfully documented; I. A successor trustee has a responsibility to make payment or compromise any claims made by creditors against trust assets; J. A successor trustee is required a timely and proper manner and is liable to ensure that all due taxes are paid; K. A successor trustee is required the personal representative of the deceased settlors estate has not from the State of Florida; L. A successor trustee is required to distribute income and/or principal to trust and is required to fund any further trusts provided for in the trust document; and M. A successor trustee is obligated to perform all trust administration should avoid self-dealing, prejudice trustee has a duty of impartiality in the performance of obligations to the The above is only a partial list of the duties of a successor trustee after a settlor of a trust passes on. Most of the successor trustees duties should be accomplished with the guidance and assistance of competent legal counsel. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, 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.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 49 Appliance Repair DO YOU REPAIR APPLIANCES?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, 3216965. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers STUCK AT HOME? Cant Drive, Want to go out to eat daily? Errands? Excellent with dementia and Alzheimers Patients. Call Helen 727-235-3257 DEPENDABLE CAREGIVERIm a kind, positive woman who can assist with all daily needs, errands, meals, etc. Licensed CNA, 727-902-8836. TUTOR-Elementary Reading & Math Specialist. Masters Degree Teacher. Flexible rates & schedules. 727-504-9865. TUDOR ELEMENTARY READING & MATHMasters Degree Teacher, Flexible Rates, Call Nadine, 727-504-9865. Cleaning/Housekeeping We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Cleaning, ChildCare, Pet/Plant Care. License #2557 References. Free Estimates. 727-898-2474.ACTION POWER WASH 1-800-940-3325Houses, Decks, Drives, Tile Roofs, Pools, Mobile Homes. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. HOUSEKEEPING!-Do you think you get more because you pay more? Get more, pay less! Call Michelle 727-289-2811 or 727-222-8651. THE CLEANING LADYReliable and dependable. 16 years Exp. Weekly, bi-weeklyResidential, Move-outs. References available. Please Call 727-686-7277 Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac).SENIOR-FRIENDLY COMPUTER SERVICE In Your Home. Repair, Tutoring, Setup. Fair Rates, Reliable. Serving Gulfport, Pasadena, St. Petersburg, the Beaches, Phil Penrose 727-204-7288. COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Accounting Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rent als. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANING-Quality Work Every Time, Guaranteed! Special for 1st time Customers. Excellent References. Residen tial & Commercial. 10yrs. exp. Licensed, In sured, Bonded. 727-254-1950
50 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 Electrical B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HOME REPAIRS BIG OR SMALL-Jobs. Many years of Experience. Free Estimates, Reasonable Rates on account of the Bad Economy. Call 727-644-6194.LOWEST RATES AROUND!Minor Repairs & Garage Clean-Outs. We Will Work with Your Budget. Rent-A-Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 347-3424.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. Computer Service PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Handy Person PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Heat/Air Conditioning
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 51 RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-8044300. RX11066857. 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 Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. 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, 727-341-0185 LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.EXPERT 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. 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting AFFORDABLE PAINTING BYTim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Dependable, Interior/Exterior, Workmanship Guaranteed. Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed/Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.MV PAINTING 727-504-1987Interior & Exterior, Wallpaper Removal, Pressure Cleaning. Over 20yrs. Experience. Quality Work, Reliable Service, Excellent Prices Lic#-C10254. 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. Home Improvement JEFFS LAWN MOWING-Landscaping, Tree Trimming, Sodding, Pressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. Lawn/Landscape BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Se nior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Painting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
52 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 AFFORDABLE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded, Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-3858992. RMAutoServices@gmail.com KNIFE SHARPENINGSee us Fri. and Sat. at 66th St. Flea Market. 5601 66th St. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33709. For Pricing and Contact information go to www.stormbringerblades.com SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. FLORIST SHOP FOR SALE(Gulfport Area) Thai-Ric Orchids Inc. Low Down Payment, Low Rent. Some Owner Finance. Call Pandy 727-321-2732. ONE TIME $250.-Turn into $5000. and $20,000 Over and Over. Find out How at www.roiunlimited.com/moonshine-tour. Php or Call David 727-328-1259. Help Wanted PART TIME EXPERIENCED SERVER-(non Smoker preferred) wanted for busy cafe. Weekends a Must. Apply in person (No Phone Calls). Gulfport Cafe 5808 28th Ave. S. Town Shores Plaza Gulfport. MEDICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANYNeeds Cutter, Quality Control, Shipping & Receiving. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Positions Wanted EXPERIENCED OFFICE PERSONSeeking Full or Part Time Position. Exp. with Web Design, Phones, Sales/Marketing, Typing, Writing, Photography. Contact 727-4328409. 1995 CHEVY BERETTARuns, 76K, $1000 o.b.o. 727-347-8704. 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 82 ZIMMER-Golden Spirit. All original, showcase, 26,000 miles. $31,500 o.b.o. Call 727-384-1361. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. THE HIGHE$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 SOFA LOVE SEAT & OTTOMANFlorida Colors, Excellent Condition, $400. 727-515-1557. RANGES $99Refrigerators, All Sizes, Washer/Dryer Sets, $89pc. Stackables, Portables, Wholesale Mattresses, All Service Prompt, We Buy! Service Calls $44, $22 w/repair. Open 7 Days! 727-546-3226. BEAUTIFUL CHERRY DININGROOM SETComplete with China Cabinet, Excellent Condition, $275, Must See! 727-251-6294. KITCHEN/DINING-Glass top table w/4 matching chairs. Wicker base, $40. Dormatory size refrigerator, $40. 727-415-2992. General SNAP ON TOOL CHEST-Bottom, Center, Top & Side. $350. obo 727-686-8695. AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. Miscellaneous Service Business Opportunity Automotive
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 53 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.TIRED OF STOCK MARKET?Real estate investor with proven track record, will pay 8% interest secured by real estate. Call Debbie Fischer at 727-251-4013. Wanted COINS COIN COLLECTIONSAre you Selling Coins, Jewelry, Broken Gold or Silver Items? Flatware Hollowware Call John Sutorius, 15 Year Trusted Gabber Advertiser. 727-667-4598. NEED HANDYMAN-Will pay cash for reasonable charges. Tile work/plumbing. Call 2891942. LOOKING FOR A FUN ACTIVITY?Bowlers needed at Ten Pin Lanes. Ladies, Men, Seniors, Kids. Call 381-1010. WANTED OLD TOBACCO PIPESAnd Military Zippo Lighters Private Collector. 727-6887459. OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. MULTI-FAMILY-5046 17th Ave. N. Sat. 9-3p.m. computer, printer, furniture, tools. INSIDE SALE 2510 54TH ST. S.-10am-6pm. Good Bargains. FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Friday, October 7th, 9am-Noon. Large conference table, best offer.SEMINOLE SALE EVERYTHING GOES!12000 92nd Ave. (off Ridge Rd. Seminole Grove Estates or 125th St off 102nd Ave follow signs). Saturday 10/8 8:00am-3pm. SATURDAY 6175 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.Furniture, Kitchen Items, Christmas Stuff, Large Variety Misc. 8a.m.-2p.m. FRIDAY 8AM-12PM.-1909 55th St. S. Two family, fall clearance! Misc. household, collectibles, plant stands, plus sized womens clothing & more. Good quality and prices. YARD SALE, NOT YOUR REGULAR-Kind but Your Special Kind! 5801 26th Ave. S. Thur, Fri. & Sat. NEIGHBORHOOD SALE-1132 Essex Dr. N. (off Tyrone Blvd.) Saturday 8am-4pm. Medical, Power Chairs, Furniture, Kids, Mower, Electric Grill and Misc. ESTATE SALE-4308 Juanita Way S. (off of 4th St. & 42nd Ave. S.) Sat. & Sun. 8a.m.-? Ski clothes (L), household, books, aviation items, custom entertainment center & lots more! FRIDAY & SAT. 8-?Ridiculous amount of jewelry, antiques, collectibles, yard & lawn, massive amounts of exotic plants, miniatures, art glass, and more! 100s of years of collecting. 5213 17th Ave. S. in alley. Moving to Vegas, this time its all personal. Sorry about last week due to auto accident! Had to be postponed. All better now, see you here!! 727490-3838. SATURDAY 8A.M.-12 NOON1514 60th St. S.. Furniture, linens, drapery & upholstery materials, lamps, china (old and new). Priced to sell. 6242 40TH AVE. N.-Fri. & Sat. 9am.-4pm. Halloween/Christmas Decorations, Misc. MULTI-FAMILY-Furniture, Antiques, Tools, Fishing Equipment, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 7305 44th Ave. N. (off 74th St.). SATURDAY 1902 56TH ST. S.Furniture, Bedding, Pillows, Christmas Stuff, Salt/Pepper Shakers, Lots More! 8a.m.-2p.m. HUGE MOVING SALE-Lots of Home Decor, Furniture, Household, Clothing & Toys. Everything Must Go! Sunday Only 9am.-2pm. 6245 12th Ave. S. Gulfport. SAT. 8-1P.M.5143 Dartmouth Ave. N. Collectibles, tools, movies, housewares, whimsy & more! Great deals, something for everyone. 5226 GULFPORT BLVDFriday & Saturday 9a.m. Small Furniture, Costume Jewelry, household, Cds & albums. Large variety misc. items, tools, Marine items. LOST BLACK CAT-Purple ea collar. Has 6 toes on paws. Female. Vicinity of 52nd St. & Newton Ave. S. Might answer to Mowzer. Call 244-3931. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. General FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Deborah Bergfeld desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Smokers Alley located in Pinel las County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to sec tion 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. October 6, 2011. Legal Notices Yard/Garage Sale Lost & Found Legal Notices Yard/Garage Sale
54 Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Call Rick 727-418-0086. GULFPORT 1BR STUDIO-ground oor in 4-plex. Perfect for Disabled or Retiree. $425/ Mo. plus $425/Deposit. Thorough Backround Check. 727-323-4546. GULFPORT 2BR DUPLEXNewly Painted & Carpeted, Fenced-in Yard. Ready Now. $1000 will move you in. $600/Mo., $400 Security. 727-321-1793. STUDIO APT. FOR RENT-$600/mo. All inclusive in quiet Gulfport neighborhood near Stetson. Ideal for student or single working person. Non-smoking, no pets. First, last & security required. Available immediately. Call 727-415-2992 or 727-424-9269. 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. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need Handyman & Housekeeper, possible live-in. 727289-3588. NEAR BOCA CIEGA H.S.-Charming, 2Br/1BA, plus 1BR/1BA w/separate entrance. Remodeled, no pets, $800/mo. 813-299-6358. GULFPORT BARCELONA APTSLarge 1BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. New Remodeled, $600/Mo. plus Security/Utilities. Must See! 727-347-1017. GULFPORT 2BR/1BAC/H/A, Newly Renovated, Carport, W/D Hookup. $850/Mo. & Deposit. 5518 16th Ave. S. Call 347-7423. PATRIOT SQUARE37th St. S., 38th Ave. Large 1BR, 2nd Floor, Balcony, A/C, Pool, Tennis, Fenced. $650/Mo. Secured Parking. 727-867-7022. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $750/Mo. & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining Recently Updated. Parking. $600/Mo. plus $600/Security. Suitable for Singles. Private Entrance. 727-481-7608. 2BR/1BA NICE CLEAN QUIET$750/Mo. & Security includes Water. Available Now, Section 8 Welcome. 727-343-7343, 727-4558998. SO. PASADENA-Near Stetson. 2BR/1BA Apt. Washer/dryer hookup. $775/mo. 2BR/1BA House w/garage & screened porch. $895/mo. 727-345-7036. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Furnished 1br/1ba, mini kitchen. Utilities included. Close to shops, beach & bus. $500/Mo. plus Security. 727-345-1869. LARGE 1BR-(almost 1100sqft.). Waterfront Patio, All Amenities. Town Shores 55+. Available Now. 727-204-6767. GULFPORT 2/1 HOUSE-Newly Renovated In Beautiful Quiet Marina District. Walk to Clam Bayou and Marina. W/D hookup. Private Fenced Backyard. $800/Mo. 727-687-0568. 1BR APT.1.5 Blocks from Gulfport Beach. $575/Mo., $575/Dep. One year lease required. 727-424-7582. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1 & 2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. No Pets 727-410-4209. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA $600/Mo. 2nd Floor, Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available $35.00. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA FIRST FLOOR3542 41st Ave. S. 55+, Yearly Lease, Move-In Ready, Gated, Pools, Parking, Close to Shopping/Bus. Pet Okay. $700/Mo. 727-492-9065. EFFICIENCY AT BUTTERFLY-Inn. Comfortable, Clean & Cozy. $500/Mo., 1st and last. Background Check. Water Included. 727-3234130. $100 Discount to Permaculturist. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. CENTRALLY LOCATED2BR/1.5BA Home, garage, updated, fenced yard, near SPC, Mall & Beach! Yearly. Call Today, THE SUN TEAM, 727-345-0099. PASADENA 2BR SPANISH HOUSE$795/ Mo. (Also 2BR Apt. $695/Mo). Ceramic Floors, Large Rooms, Fenced Yard, Central Location. (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area) Close to Shops, Bus, Beaches, Free Parking. 727-614-2880. GULFPORT-Newly Renovated Beautiful Condo on Bayou. Walk to Beach. 1st oor. 55+, No Pets. $695/Mo. References Required. 973769-5096. Available 10/1. ST. PETE BEACH-2BR/2BA/1CG, Cottage. Complete Remodel, Water included, $975/mo. Also extra large efciency (near Corey Ave). $600/Mo. Water Included. 727-804-5694, 727946-3331. 2213 57th ST. S.1st oor duplex apartment w/courtyard. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, steps to bus line, & shopping. Perfect for single person. $485/mo +Sec. 727-343-7933. 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. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. N.E. ST. PETERSBURG-Dollhouse, 714 53rd Ave. N. 2BR/1BA, screened back porch. Ceiling fans, fenced backyard, carport. CHA, W/D, references. $800/mo. 866-0910. ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA CONDOFor Sale or Rent. 1 Block from Beach. Newly Remodeled kitchen/bath. No Pets 727-410-4209. BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 55+ CONDOAll Amenities, Carport. All Utilities Except Electric. Million Dollar Waterview. 3 Minute walk to Gulfport Beach, 10 minute ride to St. Pete Beach. 1150SF, $850/Mo. 727-239-2223. STUDIO/ALL INCLUSIVE-St. Pete Beach. Quiet, Private, Designed for 1 person. No Pets/Smoking. $595/Mo. Deposit $200. Available now til 2/29/2012. 727-360-0018. Accommodations to Share LARGE, BEAUTIFUL HOME-Rent a wing! $175/wk. Includes utilities & cable. Over 30 please. 727-459-6937. GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT Private Bedroom, Share Kitchen, and living areas. $500/ mo. Cable & All utilities Paid. 727-244-8948 COQUINA KEY AREA-Furnished Room, w/ Cable TV, Clean, Share House, Laundry, Near Bus/Shop/Bay. No Pets. $400/Mo., +1/3 Utilities. No Lease! 727-347-6176. Real Estate Wanted WANT TO RENT-Responsible adult male seeks 6 month rental in Town Shores. $600 or less monthly. Call 248-269-3824. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals STETSON COLLEGE AREALes Chateaux, S. Pasadena. Furnished 2BR/1.5BA Townhome. Like New, Lanai, Heated Pool, Close to Beach, Shops. $995/ Mo.,six month minimum. 1144 Rue Des Rois. See photos on Craigs List. 813-786-7716. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber October 6 October 12, 2011 55 NEAR ECKERD COLLEGE 3542 41st Ave. S. 1BR/1BA,1st Floor, 55+, Lovely Condo, Gat ed Community, Pools, Parking, Near Shopping & Bus. Pet Okay. $49,500. Owner Financing. 727-492-9065. RARE 2BR/2BA CORNER-Waterfront, rst r. Can have Patio. Town Shores 55+. Washer/ dryer, New Tile oors. $149,900 or best offer. Must sell. Call Sally 727-204-6767 SAIL AWAY REALTY 55+ LADY SEEKS CONDO-Town Shores, 2BR or Large 1BR, pet friendly. Up to $75,000. Optional trade my 2BR condo 58th St. N. 727545-1026. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale
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