No. 2227 October 13 October 19, 2011 Beach Tax Increase Violated State LawST. PETE BEACH Acting on advice from city attorney Susan Churuti, commissioners inadvertently broke state law when they changed the tax rate at last months second budget hearing, according to the city attorney. Its no excuse. I should have caught it, City attorney Churuti, said, adding that said she didnt realize the problems inherent with increasing the millage rate budget hearings. Initially the city set the rate at 2.8102 mils, but at the second budget hearing raised the rate to 2.8569 mils. The commission asked her if they could go above the advertised tentative tax rate and Churuti assured them they could. See Beach Taxes, page 6St. Pete Beach Election Changes Saves You $10,000ST. PETE BEACH By moving the city election to the same date as the Republican presidential primary, the city will save almost $10,000 in election costs. With the new election date, candidates will have to declare their candidacy sooner. Youre going to go and vote January 31 whether you vote for one of us or not, Commissioner Al Halpern said. We can make it so you only have to vote once, on the 31st, and not spend that money. I think we ought to do it. When Commissioner Marvin Shavlan pointed out that the primary would create a larger voter turnout, See Election, page 3Police Petition Could Halt Gulfport Dispatch PlansBy Cathy Salustri With the new budget year less than a month old, a group of council approved a budget that included outsourcing dispatch, some residents say they want the police department to be one of the citys chartered departments. The group needs close to 1,000 signatures by mid-November to put the amendment on the March ballot, which would allow voters to decide whether or not the city add its police department a chartered department. That would mean that, by the terms of the citys charter, it would have to maintain a police department. Resident Frank Verdino said that recent budget decisions motivated him and other residents to try and get the citys charter amended. They (the residents) were afraid of a trend they were seeing with outsourcing city services to the point where the services they see and touch and feel are starting to get outsourced, and theyre starting to get outsourced in favor of the community development and building See Dispatch, page 9Gulfports 101st CakeCathy Culler and Mickey Vaughan carve up the birthday cake. This past Saturday Gulfport celebrated its 101st birthday. Gulfport city employee Gail Biron all contributed to the afternoons festivties. See more photos, page 34
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Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 3 Election, from front pageresident Deborah Schechner spoke from the audience, saying it would create a larger turnout of Republican voters only. The Mayor reminded her that he had closed public comments. The commission voted unanimously to change the election. 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. 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. For more information contact the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center at 363-9264. 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.
4 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Beaches Trolley Services to ContinueSOUTH BEACHES The city renewed its contract with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) for trolley services. Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach jointly contract with PSTA for trolley service. Were actually getting a little more service for the same cost, explaining that the yellow trolley runs every 15 minutes. It starts in Pass-a-Grille, travels north to Pjs, then goes over the Corey Bridge to Central Avenue and heads up to the St. Pete Pier. The Suncoast Beach Trolley still runs north and south from PJs to Clearwater. I would agree to sign it of they agree to change their signs, ViceMayor Bev Garnett joked. At the last commission meeting, Commissioner Jim Parent said he though PSTA should call the trolley the Beach to Bay trolley instead of the Central Avenue Trolley. the contract had only two changes from last years: PSTA will no longer prohibit advertising on the trolleys exterior and the contract had a slight cost adjustment. St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island will jointly pay PSTA $84.35 for every hour the trolley service operates on the beach, up from $76.76 last year. The cities will also subsidize the trolley, if necessary, up to $610,000. St. Pete Beach will pay two-thirds of this cost; Treasure Island will pay the remaining third. 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.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 5 If You Live in Pass-a-Grille, a Break on Parking StickersST. PETE BEACH If you own property south of 22nd Avenue on St. Pete Beach, the city has altered its new parking laws to make it cheaper to park. Instead of paying $25 for a D permit, if you buy a B parking permit you will pay $15 for the D permit. This issue came about at the last commission meeting when Vice Mayor Bev Garnett said many Pass-a-Grille residents would have to pay an unfair portion of the rate increase because many needed more than one parking permit. The commission voted 4-1 to pass the lower parking permit rate. Only Deborah Schechner spoke in the public comment session and said the city was making money on the backs of the residents; she asserted that residents should not pay any increased parking permit fees. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett voted against the change.Haunted House and Decorations Contest The City of Gulfport Recreation Division would like to invite Gulfport residents to help in this years judging of our annual Halloween Haunted House and Decorations Contest on Monday, October 24th. The hearse will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center and travel through the City of Gulfport to view the scary decorated homes, haunted houses and businesses. If you are brave enough, please be at the Gulfport Recreation Center by 6 p.m. We are looking for judges only that are not scaredy cats and are willing to get spooked. Come join in the fun, dont forget to mark your calendars.No Museum Signs on Pass-a-GrilleST. PETE BEACH The Gulf beaches historical museum will not get additional roadside signs listing museum hours. Friends of the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum put up signs on the side of the road and then asked for permission, but the commission voted unanimously to deny the request. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, elected to represent Passa-Grille, said she received calls protesting the signs immediately after the museum installed them. This will set a precedent, Public Service Director Steve Hallock said in a memo to the commission. The function of signage in the public right-of-way is to provide regulations, warnings, and guidance information. In addition, Hallock said, this precedent will also go against the citys goal of reducing signage throughout the city.
6 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Beach Taxes, from front pageIt wasnt until the city received telling them theyd violated state law that the attorney said she realized her mistake. State law says that if the commission sets a tax rate above reading. Churuti apologized to the commission at Tuesday nights meeting and said shed purchased a set of Florida Statute 2011 books about state law and donated them to the city. Although the commission approved the current budget based on the higher tax rate, it will have to notice the rate and vote again to approve or deny the rate. The city will also have to advertise the meeting where they will vote on the new tax rate. Churuti told the commission that if rate at this point, it could have to pay for mailing the tax bills. She said the city of Gulfport had similar issues come up at least as a discussion. Gulfport attorney Andy Salzman says that he has no knowledge of any such issues, discussion or otherwise in the city of Gulfport. Finance Director Elaine Edmunds estimates it will cost the city $700 to advertise the meeting.Comprehensive Plan ChangesST. PETE BEACH Commissioners the comprehensive plan. At Tuesday nights meeting, planner Catherine Hartley presented an amendment to the comprehensive plan. Ordinance 2010-21 would put in place zoning standards for the Activity Center, Boutique Hotel/Condo, Bayou Residential, Commercial Corridor Gulf Boulevard, Commercial Corridor Blind Pass Road, Downtown Core Residential, Upham Beach Village, Town Center Corey Circle, and Town Center Coquina West Districts. To view the comprehensive plan, please read this article online at TheGabber.com and look for the link.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 7 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. Corey Changes on the HorizonST. PETE BEACH A vote on a contract for the Corey Avenue Streetscaping project led to a discussion about the proposed improvements. Although the commission previously voted to spend up to $300,000 on Corey Avenue, Mayor Steve McFarlin said he wanted the city to refocus. MacFarlin said he thought Corey was the best looking road in the city and you could put gold pillars down Corey and people wouldnt come unless something else changed. Commissioners Marvin Shavlan and Al Halpern disagreed. I think Corey looks terrible, Commissioner Shavlan said. He and Halpern said that the city couldnt attract the businesses they wanted to attract if they didnt invest in its downtown. The mayor criticized what he said was the citys newest business, a head shop and questioned the rationale of spending the money in the area. Thats the direction were heading in, he told the commission. Its because we havent done anything! Commissioner Shavlan told him. Al Halpern reminded the mayor that the commission had already voted to spend the money on Corey and that was not the issue before the commission. The mayor said that he had talked to Corey businesses who did not favor the improvements. I dont doubt what youre saying, Commissioner Jim Parent said of the mayors concerns about Corey businesses and their concerns, but with everything. I think its a good thing to do. The commission voted 4-1 to approve the contract with George F. Young. The city will pay just under $18,000 for engineering services.
8 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Merhcants Waterfront Social InvitationThe Gulfport Merchants want to thank each and every one of you for your local support of all Gulfport Businesses. With that said, they are having a party! Join them for drinks on the Casino deck (5500 Shore blvd. S.) on Boca Ciega Bay, Friday, October 21st from 5-8 p.m. During the event, specials discounts will be provided by local shops and restaurants. So after the event, you can enjoy dinner specials or a great bargain at one of our quaint and quirky shops. Music is provided by the electric and amazing Double M Band and the cash bar will have your favorite beverage. So come celebrate what makes Gulfport a special place for our locals and you just might become a local too! Gulfport businesses please contact 727-667-7531 or for general event information, please contact 727893-1118. Tomlinson Lake Skate Park New Rules 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 Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Any skater/bicyclist found in violation of these terms will be subject discretion; temporary trespass, permanent trespass or a minimum Stickers and consent forms are available at the Recreation Center between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Consent forms are also available on the City of Gulfports website, HYPERLINK http://www. mygulfport.us www.mygulfport.us Click on City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center and Skate Park. The web form must be notarized and mailed to the Gulfport Recreation Center along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and check/money order. A registration sticker will be mailed to you upon receiving check/ money order and envelope. Please make check/money order payable to: The City of Gulfport. Call 727893-1068. 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 in 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.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 9 Dispatch, from front pagedepartments, Verdino said. They really feel, as a city, the top two priorities are public safety and public works, and those seem to be exactly the departments city council is choosing to cut, he added. Verdino volunteered on both Vice Mayor Hastings campaign as well as councilman Sam Hendersons. He involved, although he says another petitionee did ask the vice mayor to sign the petition. According to Verdino, the vice mayor did not sign the petition. He adds that, to his knowledge, no one has asked Councilman Henderson to sign. At press time, Councilman Henderson knew little about the petition. People are supposed to tell me what they want me to do, Im not supposed to go riling people up with what I want them to do, the councilman said. Ive kind of stayed out of the loop, because I didnt think it was my place to be organizing that kind of thing. If the petition gets the required amount of signatures, the amendment will go on the March ballot, where voters will vote yes or no on whether or not it is in the public interest to amend the Charter... to make the Gulfport Police Department a chartered department, according to the petition. If the voters vote yes, the police department will become a department that the city cannot eliminate without changing its charter. Additionally, Verdino says, because the proposed amendment would call the status of the police department into question, it could halt the outsourcing of dispatch until after the March vote. Its like having a house up for sale when a lawsuit comes up; you have to settle the lawsuit before you can sell the house, Verdino says, adding that injunction to halt the outsourcing until after vote. Councilman Henderson says he isnt sure that changing the city charter would keep dispatch in-house. language about what constitutes a police department, Im not sure what good that is. We still have a police department, he added. Since dispatch currently is part of the police dispatch, we dont need to specify that, Verdino said. City manager Jim OReilly told the Gabber that, should the petition garner enough signatures an the court approve the injunction, council the money to fund dispatch, as the current budget includes funding for dispatch only until the Sheriff takes over later this year. for dispatch if it looked at some of the suggestions proposed by Mayor Mike Yakes or Councilman Henderson. The Mayor and Sam both proposed budgets that didnt cut anything at all and kept all the services. I dont think a whole lot of creative thinking is going on at council; they seem to be in a cut, cut, cut kind of mood. This Saturday, petition organizers will be at the Liberty gas station during the day, going door to door in Gulfport, and at the Saturday ArtWalk, Verdino says. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
10 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship
12 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 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. Juried Exhibition and Sale at The Studio@620ST. PETERSBURGThe Studio@620 in partnership with DMW Fine Art Studio and Wendy Durand Pottery proudly presents For the Love of Clay: A Juried Exhibition on Saturday, October 15 from 4-8 p.m. This event will feature carefully selected work from Tampa Bays top clay artists. Experience the breadth of creative approaches that artists bring to clay! Award judges for the evening are Bob Devin Jones, Hal Freedman, and Jorge Vidal. Admission is free, complimentary light fare and refreshments will be offered, beverages available by donation to The Studio@620. Artists who will be offering work for sale include: Nick Abrami, Chris Bohan, Dianne Caton, Leslie Anne Chanove, Davey Gilles, Loren Johnson, Merrill Kramer, Rebecca Kramer, Melissa Lee, Rich Meredith, Calan Ree, Matt Schiemann, Austin Wallace, Kyu Yamamoto, Adam Youngbluth, Don and Christina Williams, and Wendy Durand. venue located at 620 First Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. Visit www. studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 to purchase tickets. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
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14 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Letters In Opposition to the Smoking Ban: Dear Editor: Im 72 years old and Ive smoked for the last 58 years. My parents smoked and lived into their mid-90s. It is my belief and experience that an occasional smoke or drink gives us a pleasurable pause and enhances our lives in the same manner as a good mornings cup of coffee. Excesses may have their own story, but on a different page. I am a citizen of this town and I pay taxes. It is my town as much as it is anyone elses along with its parks, beaches and streets. My smoking harms or bothers no one but perhaps the excessively intolerant. On some mornings, it is one of my small pleasures to enjoy a few moments at the beach with my store bought coffee and dougnuts. My morning smoke is also much a part of that. To deny that liberty to me, or a smiliar one to anyone else, without rational and Some folks voluntarily want to be offended and then claim some sort of victimhood as a right of dominance over others. Their simple pleasure is that of prevailing over someone en having their world as only they know it must be. To claim litter control and deadliness of second their vehemence is stretching a nonexistent point. It is also dishonest. In reading the last issue of your paper, I think our city council may have too little to do, yet it does too much. It might be better if it met less frequently. It is also my opinion in this smoking matter that Jennifer Salmon may be the only person amenable to the rights of others, and perhaps the only one worthy of a return to her seat in council. Generally, the council seems to delight in entertaining and responding to groupies possessed of one form of ideologues or another. As a result, the rest of us must bow to a governance of whim, caprice and totalitarianism. Its time for a wake-up and a change.Juris Bikanix Dear Editor the primary advocate of the smoking ban in Gulfport is the owner of the Habana Cigar Factory on Gulfport Blvd., Gulfports sole business dedicated to the sale and use of tobacco. Mr. Hastings says that The whole world should ban tobacco, and that Gulfport is a good place to start. If he really feels that way, when is he business? One word. HYPOCRITE! Want to bring families to the beach? When we advertise events in Gulfport, (Art Walk, Gecko Fest, 4th of July,) we should add a disclaimer, Smokers Not Welcome in Gulfport!. Im sure that this is going to be really good for business. Ladies and gentlemen, get your tickets! Get your tickets please! Only $97.00! Mary Orzech 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.
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16 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Gulfports Third Saturday Art Walk Come out to Gulfports Third Saturday Art Walk on October 15th 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/. Red Ribbons, Green Flash Park, St. Pete Beach commissioners cut the ribbon before Green Flash took the stage Friday night. Every Friday night in October the Friends of St. Pete Beach, in cooperation with the city, host a free concert in the park. During the attended the ribbon cutting (only commissioner Al Halpern did not attend) as Improvements include a paved, lit pathway circling the park and lights that capture solar energy. The city sells the energy to Progress Energy and pulls outlet. Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t ! P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o ! e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450 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 Dick Laneau at 727-345-4323. 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. 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 13 October 19, 2011 17 Gulfport Senior Center Turns 28 Just days after Gulfport turned 101, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center had a birthday of its own. The Senior Center opened in 1983; on Monday, it celebrated 28 years of helping the Gulfport communitySue Frank makes sure everyone has enough ice cream as Sterling Magee and friends delight the crowd with blues. Keith Stillwagon mugs for the camera as he prepares to jam on the harmonica at Senior Centers birthday party. 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. Give your Input at Anchoring SummitST. PETERSBURGOn Wednesday, October 19 from 6:45 to 9 p.m. the city will host a summit to collect public input on a proposed pilot program to explore potential options for regulating the anchorage and mooring of vessels outside the marked The summit will be held in the Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue SE. To RSVP, call the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina at 727-893-7329 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or email marina@stpete. org. October is a Month of Pumpkins at IAC For this month only, pumpkins have facilitys glass 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.
18 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 This Weeks Solution Its tomorrow Friday, October 14. The Gulfport Garden Club fall hayride at Boyd Hill Nature Park. The ride features yesteryear foliage, birds and plants. 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. Get some friends together and join in this fun adventure. All New Corey Fresh Markets Opens Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 16th from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. for the opening day and ribbon cutting of the all new Corey Fresh Market St Pete Beach. The new market is located at the same place, Corey Avenue between Blind Pass Rd. and Boca Ciega Dr. in downtown St. Pete Beach. All new vendors, new manager and a whole new look coming this fall! Local vendors, including Brady Johnson Mr I Got em BBQ, will have their wares set up for sale along with Corey merchants open during market hours for shopping and dining, to add a special zest to this open air farmers market. Live music by Joel & Dakota, a father/ son duo, from Tarpon Springs will play opening day. The father son entertain with guitar, congo, harmonica, djembae, ukelele, and song playing 50s 60s, rock, country, blues and alternative. For vendor information please contact Bob Fernandez at 727461-7674. Market runs every Sunday October through May. Corey Fresh Market is sponsored by the Corey Area Business Association and City of St Pete Beach. Call 727-498-8778 and for market schedule and vendor application visit www.coreyave. com. Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 19 The Gabs Gulfport council voted to ban smoking on the beach and other areas. Council will vote one more time before the law ofcial. What do you think of this decision?Bernie Wright, Gulfport: Youre creating another law against some of our citizens that I dont think we need. Youre in a fresh air area; where does it end? I think you could reduce the litter by advertising and putting cans out. Dawn Fisher, Gulfport: I pick up cigarette butts all the time (but) I dont think banning cigarettes is the answer. Its a litter problem. Janice Schroeder, Ellenton: Government needs to think about less regulation and think about what they can do to get more people jobs. Stone Handy, Gulfport: I think its long overdue not because I dont think people should smoke, but because people throw cigarettes indiscriminately on the beach. You could put a can every 10 feet and people will still throw their cigarettes down.
20 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 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. For more information, or to register visit their website at www.3KPetWalk.org or email Janet@ SPCATampaBay.org or call Janet 727 586-3591, ext. 168. Seeking Players for 45+ Basketball League ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center is seeking teams for the new Mens 45+ Basketball League that will launch this fall. Games will be played on Wednesday nights in the indoor gymnasium at the Community Center & Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Game times are 6:45, 7:45 or 8:45 depending on weekly schedule. If you have a team of men ages 45 and up who would like to register for this fun, lightly-competitive league, call the Recreation Division at 363-9245 for more information. The season will begin when a minimum of four teams are registered. 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 Alison at 410-2227. City of South Pasadena, Florida NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION AND QUALIFYING PERIOD The City of South Pasadena, Florida, will hold a municipal election on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 for the election of two Commissioners. Qualifying begins at 12:00 noon on November 1, 2011 and ends at 12:00 noon on November 15, 2011. Candidates shall have been a resident of the city for one year and shall be a duly An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall for anyone interested in becoming a candidate for the March 13, 2012 election. If you need further information, please call the City
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22 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 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. 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. 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.
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24 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 By Matthew Margolis Uncle Mattys Believe It or Not Ask anyone who does anything for a living, and theyll tell you a sense of humor is everything. Every year, week after week, my phone rings and my inbox dings with the calls and emails that dont make this column. Some people cant or dont want to be helped, and these are the times when you just have to laugh. -There was the woman who called to tell me she and her husband are 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Their dogs get along; they dont attack each other or their human companions; they dont guard their food, jump the fence or chew up the Persian rugs. But their only problem is a smelly one, and they called to offer the perfect solution. All toilet. She wanted to pass along a tip Lots and lots of air freshener. -There was the man who called to report that the four dogs he and his wife share their home with have turned their family into the neighborhood pariahs. The dogs bark nonstop, the neighbors despise them, and when the man told his wife he wants the dogs out, her only him the number of a good marriage counselor. -There was the woman who called to complain that her dog yips and yaps all day long, on and on, and her husband thinks its not a problem. While shes going nuts from all the barking, he simply removes his hearing aid. I suggested she invest in a good pair of nose-reduction headphones to even the playing -An all-time favorite of mine is the woman who waited until her dog had racked up thousands of dollars in damage by chewing holes in the walls of her home and destroying the rooftop of her convertible before she called me and declared she didnt want to spend a lot of money on dog training. Who am I to argue with that math? -And then came the newlyweds. Five days into their young marriage, Maltese dogs who love, honor and obey her. They also sleep with her. and the canine quartet wont grant the mister access to the bedroom. Her new hubby, not surprisingly, is already fed up. She asked me to talk to him, so I said, Sure. Put him on. When a male voice said, Hello? I said, Run! Go! Get out now! Sometimes you just have to laugh.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 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 Champ is a 4-month-old male Hound mix with the cutest personality. He is loveable, playful and cuddles with everyone he meets. Champ is neutered, up to date with vaccinations, and microchipped. He will be a great addition to any home. To meet Champ visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Ziggy is a handsome big boy with dark Tabby markings that contrast his snow-white coat. Adopted as a kitten, his new family had to give him up this year under sad circumstances. Ziggy needs a forever home with a loving family to help him with his loss. Sweet and playful, this wonderful cat is ready to keep you company and make you laugh. Ziggy is cool with other cats, is neutered, current on his shots and microchipped. To see this gentle guy, call his foster mom at 727-954-8538 after 10 a.m. or visit www. saveourstraysinc.com to check out other felines. Save Our Strays
26 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 By Holiday Mathis LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Youve seen relationships that were built on insecurity and need, and youve even been in them. Such relationships are often fraught with drama. They can transform into something stable and supportive, though, as each party develops a stronger identity. Youll be favorably affected by such a transformation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your personality and charisma will not take em by surprise -but they should. The problem is that your nearest and dearest have become so accustomed to your charms that they take them for granted. When you get out and mingle among people youve never met before, your magic works anew. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may not always do the ideal thing for your overall physical health. Sometimes your intentions get trumped by what you need to do to feel better in the moment. But when you are well rested and the stressors of your life are at bay, you will revel in good, wholesome habits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you interact with another person, you are free to feel however you want about that person. Youd rather feel love and acceptance; it just makes things easier when you do. Youll be challenged by the behavior of others. They seem intent on making Love will win in the end. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one can stay a baby, swaddled in his own innocence. In a funny way, you wish you could return to a state of dependence on others, if only because it would show you once more that you are completely loved -and not for what you bring to the table, but just for being you. Someone will dote on you, and youll love it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You read the omens differently from the way others read them. You see whats good in them. You see the opportunities that exist in every situation. You may not be able to act on every opportunity, but noticing you in the days and weeks to come. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Added stressors come into the mix this week. right -its hard enough to show up strong and do what you have to do without the added challenges. Soon enough, though, youll realize the gift in said challenges and be grateful that you accepted them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Give yourself the time and space to do what you want to do. It sounds simple enough, and yet there are many reasons why you havent been the quiet, comfortable space to make magic happen. You will be more mindful and intent than youve been in a long time. This is your week. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The origami artists and physicists agree that the essence of life is folding. Whether its the folding of paper or DNA, the act of folding is sure to make a dramatic difference. And so will your efforts this week, which are likely to include bringing people into your fold. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Relationships are funny. Sometimes in life you have an attraction for someone but cant guess the way to make a connection. Or you have a connection with someone and no attraction. Its truly special to have both. You have both this week and should celebrate it for all its worth. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A person does not equal the sum total of his or her habits, tendencies and preferences. Its far deeper than that. You can like someone without having to be like that person. Your ability to relate, empathize and be enriched by those who are very different from you will be highlighted this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you read will be important to you later. Reading is not a tangent or an indulgence, though it sometimes feels that way this week, particularly when the reading material is good. Youll collect new words and learn their meanings. Having a command of language will increase your power This Weeks Birthdays : Its not important to you that everyone likes you, and for this very reason, more people like and love you than ever. You are not afraid to live in an authentic way. Next month, youll be favorably affected by developments in your family. December brings improved communication in both professional and personal matters. A January purchase will favorably change your daily life. Youll make a trade in February. Youll hone a talent in March. The most romantic months are now, May and August. 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 13 October 19, 2011 27 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 Single or Joint 1. The General Theme is for single/joint homes only. The Haunted House Theme is for single 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. 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. View Anne Mortons Maasai Women City of Imagination is proud to present one of Gulfports talented local artists, Anne L. Morton and her Maasai Women series oil paintings. Anne was one of the award winners at the City of Imaginations Gulfport Centennial Art Celebration held in the Gulfport Casino Ballroom in 2010. Maasai Women will be exhibited in the Catherine A Hickman Theatre at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport during the month of October. 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. Also on display, a dress made made by the Maasai Women, beaded jewelry, collages of the Maasai Women, and more. This exhibit portrays both Annes passion for painting and the wonderful story behind them. Visit www.
28 Gabber October 13 October 19, 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. Paws 2 Read to Monty, Reading Therapy Dog on Saturday, October 22 from 10:30 11:30 am. Children ages 5 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 MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Oct. 16, 6-10pm, $7 THE HOUSE OF RENEE ORIGINALS 20th Anniversary Party Mon., Oct. 17, 6-9pm 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. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 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. 5:45-6:30 p.m. 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. 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 Memorial Program: The Senior Center will be hosting a memorial program on Wed. Nov. 2 at 2pm to remember our loved ones who have passed away and to honor the special people in our lives. The program will consist of music and refreshments. Luminaries will also be available ($2 each) and can be taken home after the event. Call for more info. Please RSVP. Art Under the Oaks: Come and enjoy Art Under the Oaks on Sat. Nov. 5 at Clymer Park. Planning to submit artwork for the juried show? It must be an original. Variety of art accepted: painting, drawing, textile, collage, 3-dimentional, ceramic, metal, glass, wood and photography. Photos of work required for juried 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 Medicare Presentation: A presentation on Medicare changes including info on the new enrollment period will be held Mon. Oct. 17 at 1pm courtesy of SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Be informed to make the right choices regarding your health care plan and prescription drug coverage. 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 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? How about Mt. Dora on Oct. 22; Snook Haven on Nov. 3rd; Mission Inn on Nov. 15; Legoland on Nov. 25; Christmas Survival Guide (a hilarious revue OffBroadway Palm in Ft. Myers) on Nov. 26; Hard Rock Casino trips on Oct. 26 & Nov. 20. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. Free Memory Screenings Tues. Nov. 15, 1-4pm, Call for appointment. 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 2pm
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 29 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. Paws 2 Read to Monty, Reading Therapy Dog on Saturday, October 22 from 10:30 11:30 am. Children ages 5 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 MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Oct. 16, 6-10pm, $7 THE HOUSE OF RENEE ORIGINALS 20th Anniversary Party Mon., Oct. 17, 6-9pm 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. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 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. 5:45-6:30 p.m. 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. 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 Memorial Program: The Senior Center will be hosting a memorial program on Wed. Nov. 2 at 2pm to remember our loved ones who have passed away and to honor the special people in our lives. The program will consist of music and refreshments. Luminaries will also be available ($2 each) and can be taken home after the event. Call for more info. Please RSVP. Art Under the Oaks: Come and enjoy Art Under the Oaks on Sat. Nov. 5 at Clymer Park. Planning to submit artwork for the juried show? It must be an original. Variety of art accepted: painting, drawing, textile, collage, 3-dimentional, ceramic, metal, glass, wood and photography. Photos of work required for juried 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 Medicare Presentation: A presentation on Medicare changes including info on the new enrollment period will be held Mon. Oct. 17 at 1pm courtesy of SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Be informed to make the right choices regarding your health care plan and prescription drug coverage. 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 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? How about Mt. Dora on Oct. 22; Snook Haven on Nov. 3rd; Mission Inn on Nov. 15; Legoland on Nov. 25; Christmas Survival Guide (a hilarious revue OffBroadway Palm in Ft. Myers) on Nov. 26; Hard Rock Casino trips on Oct. 26 & Nov. 20. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. Free Memory Screenings Tues. Nov. 15, 1-4pm, Call for appointment. 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 2pm
30 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 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 on CD, 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 727-893-1068 with any questions. Items can also be dropped off at the Recreation Center, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 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. Town Shores Golf Outing golf event of the season. The event is open to any resident or guest of Town Shores in Gulfport. This is a fun time of golf whether experienced or not, any level welcome. If you can hold a club, come and play October 29 at Terra Ceia Bay Country Club in Palmetto. Cost is $40 per person and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, beverage, and prizes. Registration is at 7:45 a.m. with a 8:30 a.m. start, Captain and Crew format. Submit your own foursome or they will pair you up. Send cash or check payable to Terra Ceia Country Club to Ellen Johnson, Manchester Bldg #207 by October 24. For more information, contact Ellen at 727345-2109 or email her at elenajota@ hotmail.com. 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.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 31 Blessing of the Animals Crickster, a one-year-old poodle/shih tzu mix, attended with her human companion, Marilyn Montgomery. The blessing of the animals, a fall tradition in many churches, started in the Catholic church. This blessing, held at the Roughly 20 people attended, both with and without their pets. Crickster attended with Montgomery and her mother, Maxine Schalm. Crickster is one; Ms. Schalm will soon be 102. Gulfport Presbyterian welcomes dog at a special dog-friendly worship service, 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.
32 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Meet your Teen Council Members The Gulfport Teen Council spearheaded Government Week a week early as they showcased an information table during the City of Gulfports 101st Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 8th at the Gulfport Historical Museum. Teen Council members from left to right are Secretary Elizabeth Brown-Worthington, Laura Karbowski and President Nolan Slone. 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 Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 33 Educating the Young The City of Gulfport Public Works Department made a presentation to Ms. Harriss pre-K class at Gulfport Elementary School. The presentation to approximately 25 students covered the Citys sanitation services and recycling program. All students received activity books and piggy banks made from recycled currency. Busy Season Starts in October at the IAC Instructors at the Industrial Arts Center are gearing up for a busy season, starting in October. The newest IAC instructor, Christian Zvonik, formerly of the Morean Hot Shop, is offering 6-week Introduction to Glass Blowing series on Tuesday evenings, 6-9 p.m., beginning October 11. In this new course, students will get to know glass as an artistic medium by making the fundamental shapes to basic blown forms: a ball, a cylinder, a bowl, and a plate. Students will create one piece each week. Course will also focus on teamwork and assistantship, concluding with an individual study session. Also new to the glass blowing calendar in October will be a Ladies Night from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, October 21, and two Kids Art Club workshops. Visit the IAC online at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org for more information. Glass Blowing 101 and 102 continue on the Sundays following every Art Walk, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Other glass blowing offerings in October include Pumpkin Paperweight workshops on Thursday evenings, October 13 and 27, 6-10 p.m. Returning to the IAC in October will be Glass Fusion with Ronna Rogers, Sculptural Welding with Jonathan Schork, and Found Metal Sculpture with James Oleson, Jr. Two Dichroic Pendant workshops will be held on Tuesday evening, October 19, from 7-9 p.m. Sculptural Welding is a three-session course to be held on Wednesday evening, October 12, Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16. Found Metal Sculpture will round out the month on Sunday, October 30. Details on all the classes and workshops are available at www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727289-9365.
34 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Birthday Bash Chalk Art WinnersThis years turn out for the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at the Citys 101st Birthday Bash, was bigger than last year. The childrens artwork was very creative and unique. There was also endless fun at the Bounce House. Chalk Art Winners were Israel Harris, grades K-1; Alyssa Meyers, grades 2-3; Shiloh Graham, grades 4-5; Laura Harris, grades 6-7; Elizabeth BrownWorthington, grades 8-9 and Katie Edwards, grades 10-12. Gulfport Celebrates 101 Years The Gulfport Historical Society fed the masses birthday cake complete with the likeness of a streetcar. Emily Johns, 7, pauses to inspect her chalk handiwork while creating a masterpiece as part of the annual chalk art contest. Lynne Brown, the grand dame of Gulfport history, samples the cake. Every year the city managers daughter, Megan OReilly, spends endless hours (and countless dollars) hurling mullet towards its target. This year the 12-year-old hit her target from 50 feet.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 35 Excerpts heard at the October11, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesWhat would a meeting be without audience comments? Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, when the public session appeared to have no speakers. Ultimately people approached the dais and spoke. I would like to take this opportunity to thank anyone in the community who had anything to do with the concert. Carol Walker, about the October Friday night Concerts in the Park. become. signs advertising the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. I have received several phone calls when these went up immediately. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett, about the museum signs. She suggested linking to the museums web site from the citys site to help increase museum visibility. With the exception if youre trying to ride home from the playoff game; then 15 minutes is actually an hour. to Beach Central Avenue Trolley schedule. Accepting things drawn on toilet paper in crayon is not acceptable anymore. Senior Planner Catherine Hartley, about developers submitting plans to the city. Somebodys got to control it. Mayor Steve MacFarlin, about the commissions discretionary power to allow temporary lodging and Commissioner Marvin Shavlans concerns that it might be scary to a developer. Practically speaking, any tourist lodging on any end of Corey Avenue is not happening. City manager Corey Avenue. No commercial properties are protected (under) catastrophic loss if they get blown away (they cant rebuild). Senior Planner Catherine Hartley, when Commissioner Al Halpern asked about Charleys Transmissions, who would not be able to rebuild if his property were destroyed in a hurricane. Mayor Steve MacFarlin commented that that wasnt the best use for that property; commissioner Jim Parent said the business could move to the area designated for such businesses. Commissioner Halpern reminded the commission that the business and property owner were one and the same. Its a redevelopment plan, not a keep the same stuff plan. Senior Planner Catherine Hartley, about the comprehensive plan. I think just adding those trees and getting rid of the ones weve got there now is really going to make a difference. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan Im excited about doing something there. I think we need to make it inviting. Its landscaping, its lighting. Im wondering about something about free wireless zone and benches, like St. Petersburg had their green benches. Carol Walker. Ms. Walker also suggested specialized bike racks. I think the concerns that were expressed understand that, but the internal part of Corey needs it badly. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, about feedback and public comment about last weeks Corey Avenue workshop. Youve got to have businesses that people want to come to, and we dont have that yet. Youre going to spend $300,000 that after six oclock, the sidewalks roll up? Rick Falkenstein, who suggested the city attract the businesses that would stay open late before spending the money. Youre saying one side of Corey is worth it but the other is not? Deborah Schechner, about the west end of Corey and the city continuing to ignore the west end of Corey. Commissioner Shavlan said the original concept was to do both sides of Corey and if the city didnt have lawsuits it would probably have the money for the west side. We dont want to be the kind of place you want to go when you want to have a mandarin orange put on your left shoulder. Maureen Carr, about tattoo parlors on the beach Ive been over in Gulfport when they open the shops at night. Those shops certainly do a nice job. The whole idea is to keep people out, keep people active, and keep people moving from shop to shop. Commissioner Jim Parent, who praised Gulfport merchants who sold womens clothes and offered free beer and wine for the men.Overheard at St. Pete Beach About Corey Streetscaping and Improvement
36 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Local ObituariesBURKE, JOSEPH PETER 68, of South Pasadena, passed on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. He is survived by a loving family. www.veteransfuneralcare. com. Veterans Funeral Care, 524-9202. HEADY, JOY, 62, passed away in her home in South Pasadena, on Oct. 3, 2011, losing her four and a half year battle with stage four breast cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all. She is survived by her husband, Jim Heady; mother, Doris Kelly; sister, Jan Kugler; brother, Clifton Kelly; sons, TJ Graham and Chris Graham; stepsons, Eli Heady and Jesse Heady; 7 grand-children; and numerous friends and family. She was a symbol of courage who brought happiness to all those around suggests a donation to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for the Cure in her name. A Celebration of Joys Life will be held on Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel in St. Pete Beach. SCHNITZER, SALLY L., 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida died peacefully on October 8, 2011 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Butler, PA on October 10, 1929, the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Guthrie Lefevre. Sally moved to St. Pete Beach with her late husband, Connie CJ, and family in 1959, and was employed as local Beach businesses where she was well-known by members of the St. Pete Beach Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church and cherished the numerous families and friends she came to know. Sally enjoyed Upham Beach, watching her grandson play baseball, her therapy at the Hard Rock with her dear friend, Sweet, and had an extreme faith in the Lord. She is survived by her two daughters: Nancy Banks and Ellen Brown, both of St. Petersburg, Florida; three grandchildren: Cari Leonard, Brandon Diaz, and Alexandriena Tavo; and seven great-grandchildren. Sally is predeceased by her parents, her husband, CJ, and her son, Chris Brown. Private family services have been scheduled, and the family requests donations be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 in her memory. 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. 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.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 37 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: The Dispatch Transition Q: What is the process for transitioning the dispatch to the Sheriffs A: According to Police Chief Rob Vincent, the city has already started the process of eliminating in-house dispatch services and contracting with the county. By October 18, city council will look at (and hopefully sign) a If council approves the contract, the department will get the needed software installed in patrol vehicles by December 15. By that date both agencies will have reviewed any changes in procedures, and by New Years Emergency calls will still continue to go through the countys 911 service, while non-emergency calls will go through 893-1030 directly to the sheriffs hour emergencies relating to water or utility service. Have a question about your city? Ask us! Send them to News@theGabber.com Ongoing 13-week revolving course. Start any week. Power Point presentation. 400 page materials book. One day 8-hour course available Completion satisfies FL Boater ID Safety Requirements.GulfportUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16, 3120 Miriam Street S. When: Every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm. Special: SAT. ONE DAY Course 8am-5pm *pre-registration suggested Contact: 727-399-7986 email: 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 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, 727-329-8657 or visit www. SPOTusa.org. The SPOT Spay & Neuter clinic is located at 4403 62nd Avenue in Pinellas Park. SPOT is a the Tampa Bay area. 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. 3rd Annual Corey Halloween BashOn Friday, October 28 from 5-9 p.m., the Corey Area Business Association will be holding its 3rd Annual Halloween Bash. Theres a GhostLoad of things to do! A whimsical Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Gone To The Dogs Pet Boutique (call 727363-3200 for details), painted face/ costume contest for kids and adults, carved pumpkin contest (bring your already carved pumpkin and enter to win), and safe trick o treating at participating Corey merchants. Select stores offering wine samplings and snacks for the adults. Live music provided by Joel & Dakota, a spectacular father/son duo, hosted by Florida Jean Company. The street will be full of music, food and fun! Enjoy free admission and free parking. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com.
38 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Hey, You! Speak to Me!Spokesman, spokeswoman, spokesperson, spokeswhatever. Does it ever bother you that you rarely hear from the person himself or herself anymore? Im not talking about high level, president or governor and the like, people, either. down to the local level. Its even expanded from spokes whatever to lawyertalker. Thats probably the ultimate voiceover protecting whomever, whichever, from inquiries, discussions, and often responsibility. In fact, one of my pet peeves is that lawyers appear to be running more and more political units and other institutions. I know that lawyers are needed sometimes in complicated public legal situations, decisions on their own?. Most business people I know make their own decisions and consult situations. As I told my lawyer some years back, Im not going to clear decisions with you before I make them. I should know enough about my business to run it. Ill call you to get me out of trouble. He shared that my attitude didnt give him a very good comfort level. Disclaimer: I have lawyers who are good friends. Or, at least I think they are. But, I digress. Think about the public servants, from the president on down. They use every gimmick they can think of to get close to the voters. They shake hands, go door to door, attend every festival, every public event. They go to schools and ribbon volunteer organizations, hold town meetings, participate in debates. Neither rich nor poor are shielded from their personal touch. No.Its see me, hear me, watch me, touch me, talk to me, share with me and me with you until I get elected. Then, it is spokesperson this and that, lawyer this and that. I thought that lawyers only needed to speak for us when were in trouble. If you dont know enough about a subject to explain it yourself, you shouldnt be in that position. Digressing a bit more, I guess I should add experts to my list of speakers for. Everything requires an expert who remains an expert until something doesnt turn out right. Then, the expert doesnt become a non-expert. He, she or it (it could be a corporation) simply is forgotten. I would like to think that an expert. By the way, have some empathy for the spokeswhatever. That guy cant say or write just anything. There has to be spin and it has to spin in (or maybe away from) the elected guys direction. If you watch the presidents press secretary, you can almost see him spin. School districts, county government. All the same. Say as little as possible in the most open somewhere. Makes you wonder sometimes whether the time (and money) spent parsing phrases and words, wouldnt be better spent working on the problem. And, then some people wonder why voters, or potential voters, feel so separated from their governments. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber October 13 October 19, 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 11-2pm 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 Denny on Piano 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Steak-O 1-3pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Reg Post Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Accordion Club Dinner Buffet 6-8pm 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 was a great success. Thanks go out to all who volunteered and special thanks to our Junior Ladies who did such a great job! 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 13 October 19, 2011 By Cathy SalustriGULFPORT New codes on the horizon could mean a change in how many Gulfport residents park their cars, where they park their boats, and what they use as lawn furniture. In a September 22 memo city manager Jim OReilly advised council that, based on councils wishes, city staff started creating amendments to the the citys codes. Proposed changes include the following: and trailers in front yards. banning any other types of furniture from use outside edge curbs and street edges unregistered vehicles from front yards. Currently the city allows these vehicles as long as they have a cover. Under the new ordinances, people would be able to legally put these vehicles in the back yard as long as no one can see them. arrangements for trash removal of curbside debris and trash within three days of placing it outside. commercial properties cans must be hidden from view in between trash pickups be parked in the side or backyard and hidden from viewProposed Codes Could Mean Changes for Gulfportians These changes will come as a result of council asking for more aggressive code enforcement in the August 9 workshop. I know that Jim is using that memo as a test to see how strong out spine is on various things. The staff is only going to go out on a limb if the council supports them, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said. At a council meeting earlier this month, she advocated reviewing and enforcing the existing codes before moving forward. Why even talk about a magistrate before we talk about what were going to enforce? the councilwoman added. Im not ready to enforce these codes without a review and a works on its own without bringing in a magistrate. I think we should be careful with what were doing, Councilwoman Salmon said. She said didnt want to see the city become a homeowners association or a deed-restricted community, but she thought some This is strictly the starting point on more strident code enforcement, the OReilly says. Were going to put these in front of council and see if were on the right track. If they think we are, well move forward. Council will start discussing these changes at the October 18 workshop, scheduled for 6 p.m. in city hall chambers. City of Gulfport Bi-Annual Yard Sale Are things piled in boxes you havent touched for months? Cant park your car in the garage? Looking for a little extra cash in your pocket? Well its time to get rid of some stuff! Get your Gulfport address on the brochure in four easy ways! Email your Gulfport address to email@example.com or 2401 53rd St. S. or print out a form out the form in the Gabber and send to City Hall. Absolute deadline is October 28th by 4:30 p.m. to make the brochure print time. The day of the City-Wide Yard Sale is November 5th (rain date, Sunday, November 6th). Brochures of yard sale addresses will be available Wednesday, November 3 online at www.mygulfport.us on the main web page under, Latest News then link City Wide Yard Sale. You can also pick up your brochures at Gulfport City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport Recreation Center, 3750 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. and the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. The day of the event, brochures will be available at Art Under the Oaks at Clymer Park, corner of 26th Ave. S. and Beach Blvd. S. Thank you kindly to our co-sponsors for this community event: The Gabber that will place addresses in their Yard Sale section during the week of the Yard Sale and Sir Speedy that assisted in brochure costs.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 41 Newtons Haunts are Calling all Brave Souls Come out for some scary entertainment in the 5600 Block of Newton Ave. S. on October 21, 22, 28, 29 and 31st from 7:30 p.m. till sinister haunts at one location. If you are afraid of clowns Midway Massacre might just scare you to death! If you are more the type to be afraid of the dark then the Hollow is sure to send chills down your spine! The Hollow is collecting money for Gulfport Little League and Midway Massacre is raising money for Fire Explorers Post 945. Both haunts are collecting new and gently used childrens books for The Christmas Toy Workshop of St. Pete. The cost is $2 per Haunted House for up to four people. Circus McGurkis Calls for VendorsST. PETERSBURGCircus McGurkis is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lake Vista Park in St. Petersburg located at 1401 62nd Avenue South (corner of 16th St. and 62nd Ave. S.). Celebrate Peace is the theme of this, the 40th Anniversary of the annual peace education celebration, produced by the St. Petersburg Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Also known as the Peoples Fair, admission to Circus McGurkis is free and all are welcome. This years event will offer live entertainment, free childrens activities, educational workshops and numerous information tables regarding various social, political and environmental concerns and a host of other special features. Organizers are actively seeking vendors for this years event. Booth information only is free. Children, schools and other youth related organizations are also free. Nonitems for a $25 registration fee. The registration fee for all other vendors is $40. Registration forms and fees must be received postmarked by October 22, 2011. After that date, you must register the day of the event and all fees are an additional $10. Registration is required. Registration form is on-line at www. circusmcgurkis.org or request a one by calling 727-346-8598 or e-mail to QuakerCircusMcGurkis@gmail.com. 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.
42 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 9/30 Criminal Mischief1900 Blk 49th St. S. Trouble with Individual5600 Blk 15th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Hit & Run1900 Blk 62nd St. S. Animal Complaint5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Suspicious Person2300 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Drunk Driver5800 Blk 26th Ave. S. Saturday 10/1 Reckless Driver5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2800 Blk 51st St. S. Trouble with Individual5700 Blk Shore Blvd S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 60th St. S. Animal Complaint5800 Blk 30th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer2300 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Sunday 10/2 Noise Complaint5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Animal Complaint5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Animal Complaint2800 Blk Tifton St. S. Burglary4300 Blk 18th Ave. S. Call for OfcerHoyt Field. Suspicious Person5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Monday 10/3 Domestic Verbal5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle (Attempted)3200 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Complaint5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Truant1600 Blk 49th St. S. Call for Ofcer5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Shots Fired1400 Blk 60th St. S. Arrest on Warrant5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Tuesday 10/4 Suspicious Activity5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Criminal MischiefTomlinson Park. Hit & Run5700 Blk Newton Ave. S. City County Code Violation1800 Blk 49th St. S. Criminal Mischief6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 26th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Wednesday 10/5 Suspicious Vehicle4900 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2200 Blk 50th St. S. Burglary2300 Blk Premier Dr. S. Shots Fired6200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Theft5900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Animal Complaint3000 Blk 50th St. S. Criminal Mischief5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Violation of Court Order2400 Blk 50th St. S. Truant5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter1700 Blk 55th St. S. Stolen Vehicle4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Drunk Driver1700 Blk 58th St. S. Accident with Injuries2200 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Circumstances1300 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Complaint5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Complaint5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances5400 Blk 18th Ave. S. Prowler4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Noise Complaint2400 Blk 49th St. S. Thursday 10/6 Call for Ofcer2400 Blk 49th St. S. Trouble with Individual1000 Blk 51st St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Trespasser5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Narcotics/DrugsWood Ibis Park. Domestic Verbal2100 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Prowler5700 Blk 26th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle1600 Blk 49th St. S. Noise Complaint5700 Blk 18th Ave. S.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 43 Try your hand at SudokuCrime Watch Block Party Come enjoy a traditional pot luck block party, with live music, October 15th from 6-9 p.m. The Zone 1 Crime 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 in Zone 1 (between 64th and 58th 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. Haunted Hike through St. Pete Neighborhood Euclid/St. Pauls, St. Petersburgs most paranormal neighborhood, invites the public to a family-friendly Haunted Hike on Saturday, October 22. Tours will leave the intersection of 13th Ave. and 13th St. N. in St. Petersburg every 15 minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The Hike is a one-mile walking tour and takes approximately one hour to complete. Guides will lead visitors down ESPs creepy alleys and brick-paved streets to old homes and landmarks where costumed characters will tell spooky stories like Gypsy Ghostbuster and Zombie Flash Mob. Advance purchased tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for kids 12 years old and under and can be purchased at the Dairy Inn located at 1201 MLK Jr. St. N. in St. Petersburg. Tickets purchased the night of the Hike at the intersection 13th Ave. and 13th St. North will be $7 for adults and $3 for kids 12 years old and under. Kids under 2 years old are free. Also at the corner of 13th Ave. and 13th St. N. will be the Ghouly Goodies Bake Sale featuring homemade baked goods. The ESP neighborhood is located between 9th and 22nd Avenues and 16th and MLK Streets North. Proceeds from the event and the Neighborhood Association and The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay. Call Wendy Wesley at 727823-0393, email wendystpete@gmail. com or visit www.espna.org. Childrens 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). Call Barbara at 804-9400.
44 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is Medicaid Planning? (Part 1) Many older Americans fear that they may end up in a nursing home does it mean a great loss of personal autonomy to them, but there is a location and quality of care, nursing homes can cost between $35,000 and $150,000 a year. Many people end up paying for nursing home care out of their savings until they run out. Then they can qualify for Medicaid to pick up the cost. Studious planning, whether in advance or in response to an unanticipated need for care, can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children. For all realistic purposes, in the United States, the only insurance plan for long-term care is Medicaid. Lacking access to alternatives such as paying privately or being covered by a long-term care insurance policy, most people pay out of their own pockets for long-term care until they become eligible for Medicaid. Unlike Medicare which is an entitlement program, Medicaid is a form of welfare. So to be eligible for it, you must become impoverished under the programs guidelines. Also, unlike Medicare, which is totally federal, Medicaid is a joint federal-state program. Each state operates its own Medicaid system, but this system must conform to federal guidelines in order for the state to receive federal money, which pays for about half the states Medicaid costs. The state pays for the rest of the costs. Medicaid eligibility rules and restrictions are somewhat different from state to state. In addition, the federal government and most state governments change them frequently. So to be certain of your rights, you should consult a legal expert. Those who are not in immediate need of long-term care may have the luxury of distributing or protecting their assets in advance. This way, when they do need long-term care, they will delay. Despite the vast differences in each clients circumstances, there are a number of basic strategies and tools used in Medicaid planning. We will look at some of these in our next article. 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 13 October 19, 2011 45 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 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. For more information contact Dave LaBell at 727-893-8523 or visit www. tampabayseniorexpo.com. 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. 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.
46 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 gases vented by sanitized machines drying loads of laundry washed with no cleaning products, a leading scented laundry detergent and the detergent combined with a scented dryer sheet. After 15 minutes of drying time, they detected 25 volatile organic gas compounds, including seven hazardous air pollutants, in the clothes washed with detergents and scented with sheets. Two of the seven pollutants -acetaldehyde Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens. The agency has not established safe exposure levels for either. This is an interesting source of pollution because emissions from dryer vents are essentially unregulated and unmonitored, said lead author Anne Steinemann, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and of public affairs. These products can affect not only personal health, but also public and environmental health. The chemicals can go into the air, down the drain and into water bodies. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE a lifetime. GET ME THAT. STAT! You are more likely to be reported as having been killed by lightning in Cuba than in any other country. The rate there is 6.16903 deaths per 1 million people. In the United States, its 0.169071 per million. PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Agyrophobia -fear of crossing roads BEST MEDICINE Good advice: Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion. OBSERVATION There are more old drunkards than old physicians. -French Renaissance writer and doctor, Francois Rabelais (1494-1553). Rabelais is best known for his biting satire and bawdy jokes EPITAPHS Cast a cold eye On life, on death Horseman, pass by! -Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), from one of his last poems, Under Ben Bulben By Scott LafeeThe Clean, Fresh Smell of Toxins Laundry detergents and various scented products make our clothes look and smell clean, but there may be a downside to that hot, fresh scent billowing out of the dryer vent: carcinogenic pollutants. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle analyzed the Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 47 Red Hot Beach Nuts tour Bay News 9 On October 4th, the Red Hot Beach Nuts, Gulfport, took a fantasic tour of Bay News 9. The tour was given by their very own Jen Holloway. During this tour they were introduced to anchor Al Ruechel and Meteorologist Brain McClure. After the tour they enjoyed lunch at the Olive Garden. Show to Benet HIV/ AIDS Agencies in FL freeFall Theatre Company and the Suncoast AIDS Theater Project will presenet Divas Do Barbra on Sunday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the freeFall Auditorium, 6099 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The event is an evening of music featuring the songs of Barbra Streisand sung by freeFall divas and accompanied by cabaret favorite Michael Raabe. Proceeds go to The SMART Ride, a two-day, 165 mile bicycle journey HIV/AIDS agencies in Florida. Visit www.thesmartride.org. For tickets ($15) visit www.freefalltheatre.com or call 727-498-5205.
48 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Tuesday Market Marches West Joan Samuel samples a piece of mango bread at Gulfports Tuesday Market. New vendors joined the expanded market when the Merchants Association opened up street space closer to the water this week. Ive had really great demand from vendors not just any vendors, vendors of great quality, market organizer Daniel Hodge told the Gabber. As the selling cheese, pastry, scarves, paintings and notecards, Helena Josephs waited at the end of the line. So far, so good, the owner of Island Flavors and Tings said as people sampled her mango bread. Josephs, a many-year veteran of the Gulfport restaurant scene, decided to try selling some of her Jamaican dishes at the expanded market. this far down, she said. Im excited. 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. Braille Classes forming in November The Pinellas Braille Group, a nonsectarian organization sponsored by the Sisterhood of the Temple Beth El, specializes in producing Brailleformat books and audio-recordings for the visually impaired. Their work reaches beyond Pinellas County to the entire country. To learn more or to register, call 727545-4724 or 727-347-9836, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Celebrate You! Day at Sanderlin Center A free womens only event will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the James B. Sanderlin Center, 2335 22 Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. Event features presentations on women related health topics, beauty tips and fabulous door prizes. Includes catered continental breakfast and lunch. On behalf of the American Cancer Society, they are organizing a wig/scarf drive to be donated to their Jackie Brown Resource Center in Pinellas Park. Admission is a wig/scarf or beauty supplies such as make-up sponges, Q-tips, cotton balls, etc. Space is limited. To receive a gift bag, you must be registered by calling 727-321-9444 before October 24.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 49 By Cathy Salustri Floridas peninsula offers sandy barrier islands dotted only with shorebirds and sand dollars, Atlantic beaches that pound out their soundtrack in waves, and Gulf beaches with their lazy, lapping waters. Hugging the southern edge of Floridas panhandle, however, are other beaches, touted by panhandle fans as some of the best beaches in the world. WHAT: Running alongside the mostly two-lane coastal US 98, coastal forest and windswept sand dunes buffer the pan handle beaches from the rest of the world. On occasion, however, those pine and palmetto forests peel themselves back to allow a glimpse of sand and water unlike anything else in Florida. State and national parks protect long stretches of the panhan dle, keeping the coastline far in nature if not distance from the tall hotels and skyscraping condos lining other stretches of the panhandle.WHY: Beachside residents may believe they dont need to travel to go to the beach after all, thats the point of moving to Florida, right? While local beaches offer locals a scrap of paradise, panhandle beaches serve it up in long stretches. A three-day weekend in the panhandle offers a quiet white sand beach and water that starts of clear as glass and morphs into a rainbow of turquoise and aquamarine.WHO: Gulf Beaches National Seashore (pictured here) offers achingly perfect vistas anyplace you look in front of you, water so clear it sparkles, then deepens to a perfectly paradised green, then surrenders to cobalt. Behind you, sand dunes look like snow drifts towering in the distance. A narrow ribbon of road twists through this park, leading you west to Alabama or east to a bevy of state parks. From east to west, St. George Island, St. Joseph Penin sula, St. Andrews, Grayton Beach, Topsail Hill, Henderson Beach, Big Lagoon and Perdido Key state parks all offer access to undeveloped beaches. WHEN: cially fall and the tourists and snowbirds have turned their at tention away from these beaches and back to south Florida. Take advantage of these relatively empty beaches to the north. WHERE: Take US 19 (or I-75) north to US 98 and head west. BEST part: Other than the beaches, the food. Come hungry, and stop along the way. Get Apalachicola oysters, and if you make it to the Ala bama state line, sample royal reds. They look like big red shrimp but taste like lobster. Along the way stop at Indian Pass Raw Br for gumbo and a tiny seafood market called Triple Tails for local scallop, snapper and shrimp. WORST part: Your window for slipping into the water is closing. By the end of October the water temperature will fall from the 80s to the low 70s. Once it snowbirds for a spot between the sand dunes.MAGIC Question: Gulf Beaches National Seashore is free; the state parks all charge admission (prices vary; expect to pay less than $10 per carload.) Several state parks have tent and RV camping as well as cabins; prices vary. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.
50 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Fundraising One Penny at a TimeCricket Leonard, president of American Legion Post 125s Ladies Auxiliary, explains the ins and outs of the groups annual penny auction. The event auctions off donated items starting at a penny; items range from cookware to working computer equipment. The evenings events also include door prizes and rafes. Proceeds from Tuesday nights auction will go towards future fundraising activities. Booking Now The Forever Young Dancers dance their pants off for charity. They are available for weekend bookings, senior centers, mobile park organizations and private parties. Call Robert at 727-455-0743. Sons of Italy to Host Bealls Fashions Enjjoy the Bealls Department Sore Fashion Show at the Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S., on Sunday, October 30 from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a luncheon of pork tenderloin, stuffed shells and more with entertainment by Dean Martin. Call 727-798-6355 for tickets. Sukkot, the Feast of Booths Come and observe this special time enjoying the food, the music, and the message of Sukkot at Beth-El Shalom on Friday, October 14th at 7 p.m. BethEl Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. All are welcome, Free admission. For more info and pre-registration please call 345-7777 or visit our website www. Jewishheritage.net. 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. (former K-Mart building) 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. Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t ! P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o ! e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 51 The Most Wonderful Time of the YearI love Halloween. Im not a trickor-treater, and I dont dress up (although Calypso will wear a festive dog shirt or black and orange scarf every now and then), but I love the sick and twisted traditions my friends and I embrace this time of fall in the air and by that, I mean under 85 we start talking about the big event. Dan decorates their house for Halloween. This includes but is in no way limited to a hand in a jar, skeleton butler, and glowing, motion activated visit is not for the faint of heart, or those who have been drinking. Leah makes this popcorn and candy thing that we descend up on like hungry zombies. Amanda bakes, putting what Im pretty sure must be crack into whatever it is she makes; Stacey picks the worst B-horror movie she Peter Jackson classic, Dead Alive and The Convent). Me? I bring the Awful Peeps Cake, a not-so-scary cake that reenacts B-movie scenes with you guessed it Peeps. I blame Martha Stewart. I used to love Martha Stewart. While I never spray-painted a turkey gold (I have standards), I made my share of good things. As time passed, my passion for Ms. Stewart faded, but on occasion I get sucked in by her holiday issues. Growing up, my grandmother always made a big to-do about the holidays, and I guess I still had that warm, happy childhood memory motivating me when I picked up quite on impulse a Halloween edition of Martha Stewart Living a few years ago and decided to make a cake topped with marshmallow ghosts. My mom and I sat down with a cake, a couple bags of marshmallows, black icing (ghosts have eyes, after all) and toothpicks. It was a short trip from excited optimism to my sweet, puritanical mother swearing like a sailor at the marshmallows that just wouldnt be, dammit. When I showed up at Leahs house, we all had a good laugh marshmallow ghosties do not travel well and forgot about it. The next year, with Martha Stewart just a fading, horrible memory, I wondered... what if I used Peeps? My mom and I decided, in a bond whilst recreating the shower scene from Psycho. With Peeps. Halloween found me approaching the cake decorator at a local supermarket asking if they had tiny knives used in cake decorations. I received a weird look for my question but, as my mother pointed out, they didnt call the police, so it could have been worse. More traumatic was the dearth of Peeps, so I had to settle on chocolate-covered pumpkin Peeps. Since I never found a tiny knife, I used a cocktail sword. The bathtub was an overturned butter dish; the shower curtain was wax paper. Be very glad this column doesnt come with pictures: it looked nothing like Psycho. With the swords and the butter dish it looked like two pumpkins dueling on a rowboat, which was totally not the look I was going for. Which brings me to this year. This year, Ive planned. Ive sought input. Ive decided that this year, Peeps will re-enact the Shining. Its not a B movie, so that breaks with tradition, but I have every faith that, despite my best efforts, the cake will still look awful. Im looking for two tricycles, a miniature labyrinth, Peeps, and some sort of ability to put that all together in a way that resembles the movie. My hope is that, by the time Dan house, Leahs done with her popcorn candy concoction, Staceys picked the absolute worst horror movie she the neighborhood crack dealers for her cookies, Ill have a Peeps-topped cake that has caused my mom utter frustration, looks like hell, and may or may not taste good. I might even throw in a sword just as a tribute to Peeps cakes of the past. After all, what are the holidays without tradition? Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber. com, or just send Peeps.
52 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntSlow Down, Use Cash Remember that Visa check card commercial? Long lines of people are moving quickly through the fast food assembly line where the jolly workers are turning out lunch at an amazing clip. Pick up a tray, grab your food, swipe your Visa check card and get through the line. Fast! They make me laugh, and they make me want to cry. Everything is running like a well-oiled machine to a happy tune until one unsuspecting customer with (Gasp!) cash. Oh, no! This guy -portrayed as an absent-minded nerd -performs the unthinkable act, which brings everything to a screeching halt. He gets rear-ended by the mindless souls behind him as trays and food the music stops! If looks could kill, this guy would be dead taco meat. The audacity of him -trying to pay with cash. How could he?! The message: Dont let cash slow you down. Life takes Visa. Which loosely interpreted means: Hurry up, dont think. Blow through your wad as fast as you can. Dont worry about how much you have in the bank. Credit card companies are not stupid. They know we are more willing to buy something with plastic than with cash. Its easier. Plastic is a stand-in for money; it doesnt seem as real. And well spend more when we swipe plastic than when we pull out the green. Case in point: Vending machines. Instead of scrounging for two bucks to pay for a soda, many vending machines now take debit and credit cards. And how is that working for the vending and credit card companies? Theyre thrilled. Sales are up, and without any change in price. Vending machine users are happy, too. And thats the problem. They dont realize theyre spending more. For the convenience, theyre slipping into a spending coma with little or no thought to whether they can actually afford the soda. I concede that a can of soda is not such a big deal. But the real issue here is the change of attitude -and that is a big deal. The idea that it is acceptable to pay with plastic because it is more convenient, faster, safer, hipper and high-tech is a ploy to allow the consumer credit industry to share in all our transactions -even the small ones. I dont like the idea of being manipulated. I dont like to think that Im being shifted from a cash-paying to a plastic-paying customer without my knowledge. There is no doubt that cash is inconvenient. It makes that is a wonderful safety measure. It makes you plan ahead. You cant spend more cash than you have in your possession. You have to think -something that Visa and MasterCard dont want us to do. I say we band together to become the consumer credit industrys worst nightmare: cash-carrying consumers. Now if I could just get that bouncy tune out of my head ...
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54 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 The Oktoberfest started in Bavaria when the future King Ludwig I took his bride. The celebratory horse race that ensued became the cornerstone on which the now-16-day-long event was built. Every September and October in Munich, this traditional fair attracts over seven million people. Locally, people roll out the beer wagons, crank up the oompah music and break out the lederhosen for annual Oktoberfests. October 14 and 15: German American Society Every year the German American Society strives to recreate the atmosphere of the Munich Oktoberfest, down to the last polka. The celebration doesnt stop at German food and German beer; members don authentic costumes and perform ethnic ceremonies from the Motherland. Oompah music, polkas and dancing are all part of the party, as is the German Village, Kinder Korner, and beer stein holding contest. a coupon at GermanAmericanSociety-StPetersburg.com. Beer and food priced separately. Find the society at 8098 66th Street North in Pinellas Park.October 15: Grand Central District Back for a second year, the Grand Central District offers unlimited craft beer and wines for four hours. Live music and food (priced separately) complete the event. Last year, this event sold out by the day of the street party; this year, the District raised the prices slightly and offer early admission for $10 more. 21 and up only. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. between 20th and 22nd Streets on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. $30 admission; $40 for 4 p.m. early admission. Visit StPeteOktoberfest.com for more information.October 20 23: Most Holy Name carnival-like atmosphere that overtakes the grounds of the church. games, ice cream and coffee shop, sweet shop, Mexican food, Polish food, barbecue, pierogis, wraps and sandwiches, rides, and, of course, beer. The church will also have a free kiddie corral and gaming parlor (board and games) for older kids and grownups. Music includes Urban Gypsies (Friday), the Boca Ciega Jazz Band and King Trumpet and Friend (Saturday), Wendy DeLong (Friday and Saturday) and Jim Brady (Sunday). Avenue South. Rides cost no more than four tickets per ride. During the festival tickets will cost $1; you can buy 20 tickets for $10 in advance at the church until 4 p.m. Thursday. A $25 armband offers one day of unlimited rides. Event admission is free. The Oktoberfest runs from 6 p.m. 10 p.m. on Thursday, 6 p.m. 11 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 55 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. **Your email address will be added to the City events email list which goes out weekly.** Town Shores Bocce season will be Monday, October 31. A general meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the clubhouse auditorium. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. All are welcome and if you are new to Town players have. The Bocce Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, November 12 in the clubhouse auditorium. Dinner will be catered by Lee Roy Selmons Restaurant. Al Ruggiero will provide entertainment. All residents are invited but tickets are sold to Bocce rep now if you are interested in attending. Doggie Halloween Party Coming UpGULFPORTGulfports annual Doggie Halloween Party and Costume Contest will be held on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The location of the event this year is the Art Village Courtyard at the corner of Beach Blvd. and 29th Ave. S. All are invited, including those without a pet who would like to enjoy the show. All dogs must be on leashes and are welcome with or without a costume. The contest will begin at about 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard stage. Dogs will be judged in three categories: Small Dogs, Medium Dogs (20 to 40 lbs.), and Large Dogs. Prizes will be awarded to winners and treats will be on hand for all dogs in attendance. This quirky and informal event is always a fun and popular gathering. Food and drink specials will be available during the evening from T & Me Tea Company and Yummys Casual Caf in the Courtyard. Local merchants and residents are encouraged to donate prizes for the event. For more information or to donate, please contact Lynda Shehan at No1Ringmaster@aol.com or 727323-3892.
56 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 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 cepelinai (potatomeat dumplings). Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members will meet for the annual Breakfast in the Park on Saturday, October 15 at the War Veterans Memorial Park at 8:30 a.m. Janet Taylor and Pam Puskas are the hostess for this traditional breakfast. 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. The next ways and means meeting for the chapter will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at the home of Val Rankin at 7 p.m. They will be painting the Christmas mice ornaments. Members are taking orders for these cute ornaments. The cost is $3 for the ornament and $3.50 personalized. This has been a tradition of this chapter for over 30 years. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. 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. Church to Raise Funds for Youth Homes Park Street Baptist Church, 3901 Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, will host a fundraiser for New Beginnings Youth Homes on Friday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a Thanksgiving dinner donated by area restaurants, for tickets is October 21. Call 727485-3485 or 727-420-5761. NARFE Chapter 1140 to Meet All Federal retirees and active employees, spouses and guests are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting of NARFE Chapter 1140 that includes Southern Pinellas County, St. Petersburg and the Gulf Beaches. Please join us for our meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 at The Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N. (US 19), in St. Petersburg. There will be a discussion of up-todate issues particularly relevant for active and retired Federal employees. This is also our Annual Federal Health Insurance Fair so there will be speakers from various Federal Health Care Agencies including representatives from BCBS, GEHA, MHBP as well as the Universal Medicare Health Care Plan. Insurance options and key changes for the 2012 Health Plans will be explored and explained by the Insurance Representatives. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Reservations need to be made in advance by calling 727-446-1619, 727-214-2466, or 727954-3243.
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58 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653.B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047 Handy Person 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.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. HOME REPAIRS BIG OR SMALL-Jobs. Many years of Experience. Free Estimates, Reasonable Rates on account of the Bad Economy. Call 727-644-6194. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Home Improvement A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-8044300. RX11066857. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning MR. FIXIT HOME HANDYMAN SERVICENo Job too Big or Small. Reasonable, Reliable, References. Senior Discount. Lawn Services Also. 727-906-6984. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14.00 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 59 GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. 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 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. TREE REMOVALBig or Small. Trimming, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Hauling. Licensed. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900.LAWN ENFORCEMENT AGENCYStop Being Robbed! Year Round Maintenance. Clean-ups, Hauling, Senior Discounts. Free Estimates. Owner Operator. 18yrs. Exp. 727637-7579. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650AFFORDABLE PAINTING BYTim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Dependable, Interior/Exterior, Workmanship Guaranteed. Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed/Insured, C9762 727-391-6694. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB SPECIALISTSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Miscellaneous Service SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.AFFORDABLE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION24/7. We Pick Up on Your Schedule. Bonded, Licensed & Insured. Call Ron at 727-3858992. RMAutoServices@gmail.com Home Improvement EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing
60 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 LUNCH & LEARNNatural Skin Care Business Opportunity. Improve your health, skin and nances. Join the Founder for a Free Lunch Seminar Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at PoFolks Rest, US HWY19, St. Petersburg. Call 727-515-1109. 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 MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHEDCompany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Drivers License Preferred, Beach Location. 727-363-1074. CDL A DRIVERS/SOLO-Exceptional Opportunity. $1000. Sign on Bonus! 100% O/Op Company. Dedicated reefer eet. Home Weekly. Call toll free 1-800-237-8288 or visit www.suncocarriers.com TWO LICENSED BARBER-and One Braider or Stylist. Brand New Barber & Styling Chairs, Booth Rental $100/wk. Great Location. 727430-0033, 727-906-1029. MATURE MALE DANCERS-Wanted. Call Forever Young for interview/details. 727-3604406. 1995 CHEVY BERETTARuns good, 76K, $750 o.b.o. 727-347-8704. 1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER LE-6cyl, Auto, Leather, Loaded, Cold A/C, Very Nice, Must Sell. $2250. 727-776-2385. 2001 FORD RANGER PICK-UP-Blk/Edge 77,000 miles. 6cyl, Auto, New Tires. Excellent Condition. $3800. 631-671-3951. 2002 FORD ECONOLINE-E150 Customized. 43,000 Original Miles, 1 Owner, Front/ Rear Sound System and Air. Bed, TV, VCR, Game System. Set-up for T-lift, Power Windows, Door Locks, Seats. Cruise Control, Privacy Glass, Removable Seats & Shades, Tilt Wheel. Pinellas Park. $6500. If Interested Call Pat at 727-418-8442.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 ALUMINUM TRUCK TOPPEROriginally $525, Asking $225. Locking Windows, from 1989 Silverado Pickup. Bedliner, $50. 727544-9466. CLASSIC 82 ZIMMER-Golden Spirit. All original, showcase, 26,000 miles. $31,500 o.b.o. Call 727-384-1361. FOUR 235-75-R-15Goodyear Wrangler Tires, w/Mag Rims. Tires, Excellent Condition, $300. 727-544-9466. 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. YAMAHA VIRAGO 500-1983, 32,000 miles, excellent. Fresh tune-up. $1500. 727-5602508. Furniture/Appliances SOFA & LOVE SEAT & OTTOMANFlorida Colors, Excellent Condition, $400. 727-5151557. MATTRESSSterns and Foster King Mattress/ Box Springs. Like new. $250. 847-989-3898 General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. SNAP ON TOOL CHEST-Bottom, Center, Top & Side. $250. obo 727-686-8695.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297.AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637 Wanted OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicles on 10/31/11 at 11:00a.m. at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 1G3NL52E22C22O826. 2002 Toyota Sienna 4T3ZF19C52U432025. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Joanne Hoey, sole-owner, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Fancy Face Painting located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. October 13, 2011. Yard/Garage Sale MOVING SALE-Nice things, Sat. only, 10a.m.? 5317 15th Ave. S. Gulfport. BIG SALE-Plants, Dolls, 32 TV, Fall & X-mas Decor, Collectibles, Antiques. Fri. 10am.-2pm. Sat. 8am.-3pm. 6838 Date Palm Ave. (S. Pasadena). FRIDAY HUGH SALE-4507 15th Ave. S. Clothes all Sizes, Jewelry, lots of Goodies! Business Opportunity Automotive theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50 General
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 61 PASADENA COVE COMMUNITY SALE Saturday Oct 15th, 9-12 Only. Entrance on Pasadena Ave. Next to Ted Peters Restaurant. 100 PARK ST. S.Jewelry, Artwork, Tools, Christmas Decor. Furniture, Good Stuff! No Junk. Fri. & Sat. 8am FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7:30-?1015 59th St. S. Kids Stuff & Something for Everyone! MOVING SALE-5210 15th Ave. S. Fri. & Sat. Tools, Air Conditioner, Air Compressor, Ladders, Wheel Barrels, Misc. and More! 5814 26TH AVE. SO.-Sat. Only 8:30-3, Currio Cabinet, Computer desk, pictures, plants, clothing, Christmas. Variety of Treasures! 4931 10TH AVE. N.-Thurs. thru Sat. 8am.-? Washer, Movies, Books, Kid Items, Clothes. Small Generator. Lots More!! HOUSEHOLD GOODS FISHINGTools, Antique dishesSewing, Downriggers, Clothing. Fri., Sat., Sun., 9-4p.m. 4621 23rd Ave. S. MULTI FAMILY SALE-Fri./Sat. 925 59th St. S. Gulfport. 8am-12:00. 5621 66TH AVE. N.-Jet 3 Chair type Scooter. Compaq Computer. Oxygen Concentrator, Teenage Clothes (boys & girls). Karaoke Machine & Discs. DVDs and CDs. Large Misc. Fri. thru Sun. MULTI FAMILY-Aquariums, Halloween Stuff, Clothing, Household Goods & Produce. In Alley. 1713 53rd St. S. Friday & Saturday 8am.? HUGH GARAGE SALE-from Furniture to What-Nots. Everything Goes! Oct 14th, 15th & 16th (Thur-Sun). 2646 48th St. S. Gulfport. HUGE! TONS OF NICE STUFFFurniture, Decorator Items, Self Help Books, Toys, Clothes All Ages, 2310 53rd St. S. Saturday & Sunday. 7a.m.-? SATURDAY 8-? INSIDE ESTATE SALEMobile Home Furnishings, All Must Go, Bikes, Microwaves, Larger Furniture. 1616 21st St. S. Lot 212 Tangerine MHP. Lost & Found 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. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. 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. Yard/Garage Sale Card of Thanks Happy Talk
62 Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 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. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR. $625/Mo., $625/Security. Parking. Also: 1BR Apt. $525/ Mo. $525/Security, 5610 14th Ave. S. 3BR/1BA Home, $1000/Mo. $1000/Security. 727-7100776.STETSON COLLEGE AREALes Chateaux, So. 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. GULFPORT, NEWER 2/1 DUPLEX5140 24th Ave. S. Upstairs, W/D hookup, clean, shady porch, $850/mo. +$425 sec. See pics on Craigs list. 727-742-5140. FIVE TOWNS 55+Fabulous Pond View From Updated, 2BR/2BA., Screened Balcony, Large Utility/Storage, W/D, Assigned Parking, Planned Activities, Near Shopping, Restaurants. 1 Small Pet Okay. Yearly/Long Term, Gas, Water, Cable Included. $895/Mo. 727656-8800, 727-420-6827. FABULOUS LOCATION!-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, 727-946-3331. 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. SO. PASADENA-Near Stetson. 2BR/1BA. Washer/dryer hookup. $775/mo. 2BR/1BA House w/garage & screened porch. $895/mo. 727-345-7036. GULFPORT 2/1 HOUSE-Newly Renovated In Beautiful Quiet Marina District. Walk to Clam Bayou and Marina. W/D hookup. Private Fenced Backyard. $775/Mo. 727-687-0568. COTTAGE ON BUSLINE-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, Washer/Dryer, Water, WiFi Included, $650/Mo. Clean & Quiet. 727-384-9154. CENTRALLY LOCATED2BR/1.5BA Home, garage, updated, fenced yard, near SPC, Mall & Beach! Yearly. Call Today, THE SUN TEAM, 727-345-0099. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $750/Mo. + Security. 4551 1/2 3rd Ave. S. 1BR/1BA, $495/ Mo. +Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727322-8030. STEPS TO POPULAR SUNSETBeach (T.I.) Cute and Cozy 1BR. Includes Cable TV & W/S/T. $650/Mo. Don Taylor, REALTY EXECUTIVES. 727-470-2552 CHATEAU TOWER-Spectacular open waterview from this Ninth Floor, 1BR/1.5BA, Unfurnished w/new appliances and new carpet. All amenities included. $900/mo. annual. No smoking/Pets. 727-367-8688. GULFPORT BUNGALOW-2BR/1BA, New Cabinets & Fresh Paint. Spacious Living room/ Family room, Kitchen Appliances, Laundry Room, Screened Patio, $900/Mo. 813-6550882. WATERFRONT DISTRICT 3/2Double Garage, Cathedral Ceilings, Hot Tub, Pool Enclosure, Quiet. $1450/Mo. Lynn, 727-323-4546. EFFICIENCY AT BUTTERFLY-Inn. Comfortable, Clean & Cozy. $500/Mo., 1st and last. Background Check. Water Included. 727-3234130. $100 Discount to Permaculturist. 600 21ST ST. N. Immaculate 1 or 2BR/1BA, $625/Mo. Jodie, 321-6646, Ext 120. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Secretary & Housekeeper, possible live-in. 727289-3588.GULFPORT NEWLY REMODELEDLarge 1BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. $600/Mo. plus Security/Utilities. Must See! 727-347-1017. GULFPORT 1BR STUDIO-ground oor in 4-plex. Perfect for Disabled or Retiree. $425/ Mo. plus $425/Deposit. Thorough Backround Check. 727-323-4546. GREAT WATERFRONT VIEW!-Bay Island, So. Pasadena 55+, Swimming Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis courts, 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished, $700/Mo. Annual. 727-729-9553. ST. PETE CONDO-55+, Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA with Large Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $596/Mo. +$600/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 727-686-1964. 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. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONT 2BR/2BAFurnished/Unfurnished, Overlooking Marina. 2 Swimming Pools, All Amenities, C/H/A, Reserved Parking, Yearly $795/Mo. Incl Water, Gas, Cable, Garbage. 55+ 813-841-5025. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1 & 2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. No Pets 727-410-4209. LARGE MOBILE HOME-in Pinellas Park. Furnished 2BR, Eat-in Kitchen, Large Florida Room, New Carpeting. $700/Mo. +Dep. All Utilities Paid. Call Pat 727-418-8442. WEST ST. PETE/PASADENACondo. Updated Spacious 1BR, Pool, BBQ+ Laundry Onsite. Convenient Location, 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. $575/Mo. 727-458-7828. 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. 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. LARGE 1BR-(almost 1100sqft.). Waterfront Patio, All Amenities. Town Shores 55+. Available Now. 727-204-6767.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+Central Heat/Air. Water, Sewer, Gas Cooking/ Heating Included. Swimming Pool, Fitness Center. $650/Mo. +Sec. Furniture Optional. Available 11/1 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. 1BR APT.1.5 Blocks from Gulfport Beach. $575/Mo., $575/Dep. One year lease required. 727-424-7582. Furnished Rentals S. PASADENAFurnished 2BR/1BA, 55+ waterfront condo. Rent @ $1400/Mo for 3 years. Ref. check, No Security. Call Dolores (Trustee) 727-470-1082. 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. $575/Mo. Deposit $200. 727360-0018. Accommodations to Share GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT Private Bedroom, Share Kitchen, and living areas. $500/ mo. Cable & All utilities Paid. 727-244-8948 FURNISHED ROOM-with Bath in Private Home. Kitchen Privileges, Washer/Dryer. Safe Area, All Utilities Paid. $125/Wkly +$125/Dep. Call Pat 727-418-8442. LARGE, BEAUTIFUL HOME-Rent a wing! $175/wk. Includes utilities & cable. Over 30 please. 727-459-6937. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent SEMINOLE CONDO-Near St. Pete College & Post Ofce. 2nd oor, 1150sqft. Washer/Dryer, Pool, Carport, $775/Mo. +Security Deposit. 727-360-2018. Real Estate for Sale SUN KETCH EXCLUSIVE2/2, 920SF Town home in Treasure Island, vaulted ceilings, heated pool, close to beaches, only $155K, please bring your offer. Shirley Madden, LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY, 727-492-7643.BAY ISLAND 55+ GREAT WATER VIEWS2BR/2BA, in High Rise. New Paint, Appliances including Washer/Dryer, Tile. Balcony. $140s/ or Rent at $1100/Mo. Kathy 727-290-9307 B & L Re. MOBILE HOME FOR SALE55+. 2BR/1.5BA Corner Lot with Large Porch. New Floors. Central Air. $8000. 66th St. N. St. Petersburg. 727-744-3500.
Gabber October 13 October 19, 2011 63 SATURDAY 2-4P.M. SUNSET COVE, Treasure Island, 8567 W. Gulf Blvd., Units 3N and 21N. Cindi Theodoros, LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY, 727-366-6199. SUNDAY 1-4P.M. HARBOURSIDES. Pasadena, 7894 Sailboat key, Unit 203, Your Private Island. Cindi Theodoros, LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY, 727-366-6199. Open House Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t ! P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o ! e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450
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