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No. 2229 October 27 November 2, 2011 Gulfport Petitioners Near GoalBy Cathy Salustri Kendall Burnham signs the petition in front of the LIberty gas station on Gulfport Boulevard. Mr. Burnham told the Gabber he signed the petition because he wanted a chance to see whats going on and vote on it. Frank Verdino, spokesperson for the Save Our Dispatch Petition Group, says the group has almost reached its goal of 1,000 signatures. According to Florida Statute 166.031, voters may place an amendment to their city charter on the See Petition, page 4 Oktoberfest Spins and Twirls Through the Weekend Last weekend, Most Holy Name hosted its annual Oktoberfest. While adults enjoyed the live music, games, and shopping booths, area kids took to the rides. Alicia Flores, 6, managed to spin her teacup to grace us with a smile. Parking Fees Set For Pass-a-GrilleST. PETE BEACH Spurred by concerns from Vice Mayor Bev Garnett about the proposed increases to Pass-aGrille parking permits, the city commission struggled to reach a parking permit compromise. Any residents and property owners will pay $20 a year to park; Pass-a-Grille employees will pay $25 to park. If residents and property owners need a second parking permit they can purchase one for $20. The D permit, which allows side street parking in Passa-Grille for residents and property owners only, will still cost $5 and will be available to Pass-a-Grille residents only.Beach Sets Tax Rate, Approves Budget AgainST. PETE BEACH Although the city is three weeks into the budget year, at Tuesday nights meeting the city commission had to once again vote to approve the new tax rate. The commission previously approved the rate in a public meeting but, acting on advice from attorney Susan Churuti, the commission violated state law when it raised the rate above the previously-advertised tentative millage rate. violated state law, the city advertised the new rate and revisited both the new tax rate and budget in a public meeting. The commission passed the tax rate 4, with District One Commissioner Al Halpern casting the dissenting vote. Commissioner Halpern told the commission he would prefer a lower tax rate. The commission unanimously approved the budget.
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Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 3 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.** Hull Street Haunted Trail Experience pure terror at this years Hull Street Haunted Trail. The Haunt is our treat and is free, but feel free to bring a canned good or small donation to help feed our hungry souls. The haunt is located at 800 Hull Street S., Gulfport from 7-9 p.m. Scare volunteers wanted. Call 347-0554. Corey ChangesST. PETE BEACH Commissioners continued to debate the fate of property. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan asked that the commission discuss the project at the meetings end. Commissioner Jim Parent told Mayor Steve McFarlin he was piecemealing the project. To me, Commissioner Parent said were cherry picking this one item. He mentioned the other projects throughout the city, such as the proposed marina, asking how the projects would work together. Steve raised a good point where are we going with everything? The mayor also said he wanted to discuss the conditional use permit for the Swigwam, saying he had heard complaints from shopkeepers (who told him they heard complaints from their customers) about Swigwam patrons clogging the sidewalk. Commissioner Parent said he found the clothing racks in front of Slimers more of a problem at the Sunday market.
4 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Petition, from front pageballot if they present a petition signed by 10% of the citys registered voters (as of the last election). As of March 2010, Gulfport had just over 8,500 registered voters. We realize that there is always going to be somebody who thinks theyre registered and they havent, and we realize some people, intentionally or unintentionally, may sign twice. Were sure some of them are going to be eliminated, Verdino says. The Supervisor of Elections will verify the signatures, but Verdino says the group will attempt to pre-verify the signatures before submitting the petition. We intend to count them within the next day or two, and we think its very likely we have enough, so we have no plans to be out this weekend, Verdino said in a phone interview with the Gabber Tuesday. The petition language calls for voters to decide whether or not the city police department should become a chartered department. Currently, only the city clerk, attorney and manager are chartered departments. the signatures and the Gulfport city council places the amendment on the March ballot, the petition group will seek an injunction to halt the outsourcing of the police dispatch. Although the Gabber received several reports of petitioners attempting to scare or intimidate residents into signing the petition, reports as no one would come forward and speak with the editor or this reporter. At this time, these However, Gulfport police records do indicate a resident called the police this past Saturday shortly after 11 a.m. and said a man was going door to door saying he is a Gulfport police dispatcher. The caller asked the police to check out the person. matching the callers description. The log entry makes no mention of the petition. entry.
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6 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Spooktakular Halloween Bash The City of Gulfports Recreation Division has set the 2011 Spooktakular Halloween Bash for Monday, October 31st at the Recreation Center. The Center will open its doors at 7 p.m. for carnival games, a frightful haunted house, a costume contest, concessions, music and a Boo Room for Tots. The Haunted Snack Shack will sell pizza slices for a $1, eye scream for a $1, potion for 25 and popcorn for 25. The Costume Contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. Winners will be chosen from eight age categories: 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-17 and Family. There will be three awards given in each age category. The fun ends at 9 p.m. Plan to be there, as they are dying to see you!Haunted House to Benet Others Come out to an annual Halloween Haunted House at 900 63rd Street S. in Gulfport on October 29, 30 and 31 from 5-10 p.m. Event organizers had a phenomenal year last year raising money for Hospice ($2,000) and many meals for the homeless and school supplies for the children of the Dominican Republic they will be doing it again this year. It is fun for all. This year their theme is A Year of Madness. They look forward to seeing everyone and treating them to some ghastly fun.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 727-321the Historic Building 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.OSLC Craft Show Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58 Street S. (near Central Ave.) in St. Petersburg will hold a craft show on Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a great variety of crafts available (wood working, leather crafts, jewelry) and Christmas decorations. Bake sale, hot dogs and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Bring a canned food or peanut butter jar to enter into a
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 7 3rd Annual Corey Halloween Bash On Friday, October 28 from 5-9 p.m., the Corey Area Business Association will be holding its 3rd Annual Halloween Bash. Theres a hearstload of things to do! Gone To The Dog Pet Boutique hosts a grand pet costume contest at 7 p.m. Call 727-363-3200 for details. There will be several categories. There will be a carved pumpkin contest: bring your already carved pumpkin down to enter for a prize. Event includes costume and face painting contests for all ages, participating stores. Safe trick o treating for the kids. Joel & Dakota, a father/son duo from Tarpon Springs, will be playing at Florida Jean Co., 401 Corey Avenue. So come on down to Corey Avenue for a fun night at the Beach. Enjoy free admission and free parking. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com. Newtons Haunts are Calling all Brave Souls Come out for some scary entertainment in the 5600 Block of Newton Ave. S. on October 28, 29 and 31st from 7:30-9:30 p.m. where 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 this SaturdayST. PETERSBURGCircus McGurkis will be held on 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. For a complete listing of entertainment, childrens activities and workshops offered this year, visit www.circusmcgurkis.org or call 727-346-8598. 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.
8 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Gulfport Senior Center Luminaries The Gulfport Senior Centers 2011 Lighting of the Luminaries will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 2 p.m. You can designate your luminary in one of three ways: In Honor of, In Memory of, a dear loved one, friend or business. A program listing those honored will be available that afternoon. Following the program, your battery operated luminaries are yours to take home to display. completed form with $2 per luminary to the Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport FL 33707. Make checks payable to The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Orders must be received by Monday, October 31. All proceeds support the Senior Center Foundation. If you have any questions, please call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231.Holiday Luminary FormDesignation (circle 1) In Honor In Memory Person designated or Business designated Your name and phone number Show to Benet HIV/ AIDS Agencies in FL freeFall Theatre Company and the Suncoast AIDS Theater Project will present 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 Alison Burns Laura Hodos, Eileen Lymus-Sanders, Becca McCoy, Lulu Picart, Wendy Starkand and Katherine Tanner, accompanied by cabaret favorite, Michael Raabe and hosted by Karla Hartley for this one night only performance, October 30th. Proceeds go to The SMART Ride, a two-day, 165 mile bicycle journey from Miami to Key West in Florida. Visit www.thesmartride. org. For tickets ($15) visit www. freefalltheatre.com or call 727498-5205. Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project is whose mission is to raise awareness, provide assistance, and perpetuate a life of dignity for those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS.Saturday Happy Hour at Lithuanian Club The Lithuanian-American Club offers happy hour on Saturdays from 6-9 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Cepelinai (zeppelinspotato meat dumpings) are served for $7. Sweet desserts, coffee and wine or Lithuanian beer are available. Call Vida at 866-7936.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 9 Welcome WWII Veterans Home at TIA Honor Flight of West Central Florida is taking 72 WWII Veterans to Washington, DC for the day to visit the Memorials that honor them and their service to our country. Please join them for a heros welcome home as our Veterans return to Tampa on Saturday October 29 at 8 p.m. at Tampa International Airport, Terminal Level 3, Shuttle area C that evening. The welcome home celebration will be on Level 3 of the main terminal. The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information contact info@ Celebrate Florida and Gecko Tales Awards Florida Folk Music and Folk Tales will be the theme of this months Celebrating Florida program. Join music man Charley Groth and Easy Street for an evening of blues, country and folk. The winners of the Gecko Tales story writing contest will be honored at the Celebrating Florida gathering on October 27 at 7 p.m. During a break winners will be invited to read their Gecko Tales or have a friend read it for them. Refreshments will be served. Winners in the adult category are: How Gecko Gabella got her Sea Legs Landing her in Weird and Wonderful Gulfport, Florida by Rose MarieSeawall; How the Gecko Became the Goddess of Gulfport by Renne Proulx and The Legend of the Gecko by Susan Masztak. Winners in the youth category from Admiral Farragut Academy are: 5th Grade The Guru Gecko of Gulfport; 1st Grade The Gecko Fairy and 4th Grade A Big Storyof a Little Gecko. Students and their parents are welcome to attend. The program will end around 9 p.m. Event is sponsored by First Florida Frontiers and City of Imagination / Gulfport Art Center located at 2726 54 Street S. in Gulfport. Suggested donation is $10 members/$12 nonmembers or give what you can. Performers and story writing winners are free. Tickets/ registration at http://www.eventbrite. com/invite-friends?eid=2330255858. 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. Pirate Golf Classic Boca Ciega High School Baseball announces the 1st Annual Pirate Golf Classic at Bardmoor Golf & Country Club. This will be held on Saturday, October 29. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with tee off 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player. Opportunities to showcase your business are available from $100 hole signs to $1000 Platinum sponsorships. Call 727-3857529 for more information. Boca Ciega High School Baseball has had a bumpy road the last few years. They have gone through four coaches in four years. Coach Rogers came on board mid-season last year and has made a commitment to Pirate Baseball. Now that they have an outstanding coach who values a are in desperate need of funds to help build Boca Ciega High School Baseball into the best baseball program in the county.
10 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Sophies Attic Thrift Store Take a break from the heat and cool off while you browse around at Sophies. There are always new things to look at and clothes to try on. Sophies is located at 2728 53rd St. S. and open Fri.-Sat., 9-12. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach to the community by the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. Sophies is also looking for donations. Help them out by donating your gently used items from 9-12 Friday and Saturday mornings.
12 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 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.Deadline Nears for City-wide Yard Sale So far, over 60 Gulfport homes are participating in the Yard Sale. your Gulfport address to gbiron@ mygulfport.us. For those who do not City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or use the form located in the Gabber. 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 The Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. (use 27th Ave. S. entrance) or there will be some available at the Gulfport Lions Club All You Can Eat Pancake breakfast. 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.
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14 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Biscuits at the Festival Noted southern author Nathalie Dupree signs for a fan at Saturday Festival of Reading at USF St. Petersburg. Ms. Dupree spoke about the subject of her most recent cookbook: biscuits. Prior to speaking and signing autographs Saturday morning, she demonstrated her biscuit making ability at the Campus Grind, doling out samples to those who attended. No one ever died from eating white our. You can have the occasional biscuit, Ms. Dupree told the crowd Friday afternoon as she explained that whole wheat biscuits werent biscuits. Decorations Contest Winners A big thank you to all the residents who participated in this years Halloween Decorations Contest. It we had many spooktacular entries. Congratulations to the winner of the General Theme: Julie OConnor at 2020 Gray St. S.; the winner of the Commercial Theme: Yummys at 2914 Beach Blvd S. and the winner of the Haunted House Theme: Candace Natter at 900 63rd St. S. The other participating sites are 3032 Clinton St. S., 2619 Beach Blvd. S., 2827 Miriam St. S., 5310 19th Ave. S., 2202 59th St. S. and 6115 Pasadena Pt. Blvd. The participating haunted houses are 5602 Newton St. S. and 5613 Newton St. S. Check them out if you dare! The winners will receive their plaque at the Gulfport City Council meeting on November 1st at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. Thank you again to all who participated.Art for the Heart Class to Begin ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division is proud to announce the beginning of a new class, Art for the Heart. Local artist Caroline Duvoe teaches her students a fast and easy technique called Action Painting, a style that as a creative outlet. In Carolines class you will meet new people in a casual and fun environment and learn that, contrary to popular belief, you dont have to spend years learning how to become an artist. Carolines personal vision is to promote healthy expression of emotional energy through the creation of art. Classes will begin November 1st and will be held every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Classes are $15 each or $50 for an entire month. Contact Caroline directly to get additional information on materials and to enroll in the class at 727647-8294 or studioduvoe@yahoo. com.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 15 Fireworks and Frivolity Honor Pass-a-Grilles 100th Birthday Theresa Hadley, a 23 year resident of Vina del Mar and well-known at the beach Publix, hawks 50-50 rafe tickets at the Pass-a-Grille centennial celebration. In honor of the areas 100th birthday, St. Pete Beach closed 8th Avenue to vehicles Saturday night. Revelers lled the streets, sampling dishes from local restaurants and listening to live music. The Constant Wife Opens Next Week The Gulfport Community Players will open Somerset Maughams The Constant Wife on November 3rd at the Catherine A.Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This delightful play will run through November 13th. Dates and show times are as follows: Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays have an 8 p.m. curtain, while Sundays will have a 2 p.m. curtain. The Constant Wife is a play that was written way ahead of its timeway back in 1926. Women, at that time, werent supposed to have the intellectual and sexual freedoms that are now taken for granted. This plays leading character, Constance, did however. The play takes place in a London drawing room, lavishly decorated as in this play that looks ahead in time to showcase womens rights to equality Olga Kruse is the director of this play and she has a great cast including: Gianna Esposito, Billy Victor, Deborah Fretham, Kara Goldberg, Wendy Peacock, Annie Murren, Ralph Platt, Tom Palumbo, and Chris Spencer. Tickets are on sale for just $15 each and the Players invite you to join them for a great evening of live theater once again in Gulfport. Tickets are available at Eileens Resale Boutique, the Beach Bazaar, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, at the door, or call them at 727-322-0316 to have them put aside for you to pick up at Please visit their website at: http:// www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org for more information about this play and/or the Players. BPW to Meet BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas meets Thursday of each month at The 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, 400 Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., the meeting and lunch follow from 12 noon-1 p.m. Cost is $16 for BPW members, $21 for guests. Make your reservations online: www. BPWStPetePinellas.org.
16 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Junior Leader RecognizedChristopher Folsom of Gulfport was awarded a plaque by the city of St. Petersburg for his work as a junior leader at Walter Fuller recreation center. Chris was named junior leader of the year with 380 hours of volunteer time. 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 27 November 2, 2011 17 Polish American Society News The Polish American Society of St. Petersburg located at 1343 Beach Drive SE in St. Petersburg (next to the Coast Guard Commissary) will Sunday of the month through May. They will be open every Sunday with the exception of Christmas and New Years. Dancing will be from 4-7 p.m. Food will be available. Admission will be $5 for members and $7 for guests. Call 727-894-9908 or visit www. polishsociety.org. For hall rental, call Randy at 727-525-8255. Pilgrim Church to Hold Flea Market Sale On Saturday, November 5 from take place at Pilgrim Church, 6315 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. There will be something for everyone including expensive gently used clothing, books, games, toys, jewelry, linens, glassware, china, small appliances, etc. A silent auction will offer collectibles and new items. Snack bar will be open with outdoor seating, weather permitting. The sale is hosted by Pilgrims Womens Fellowship. Lighting of the Luminaries Join us for the ancient tradition of lighting a candle for a loved one who is no longer with us or someone who you would especially like to honor on Wednesday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. There will be music, a presentation and light refreshments as well as an opportunity to pay tribute to the person you wish to honor or to share a special memory. Luminaries are $2 which include an eco-friendly safe battery candle and can be taken home. Please turn in your forms and RSVP by Monday, October 31 at the Senior Center. For more information, call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club is pleased to invite the public to join them in their Monies raised at these fund raisers go to support service projects on the local level as well as the national. At this time they are preparing for the Christmas Toy Shop. On Saturday, November 5th from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. they will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for a donation of only $5 in their club house on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. The address is 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind the Gulfport Marina. They hope to see you there. Your help is always appreciated. Free Line Dance Classes The City of South Pasadena offers free line dance classes on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at City Hall, Hibiscus Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. The class is presented by instructor Elaine Eastman.
18 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 This Weeks Solution It was a perfect day for a hayride, however... the tractor wouldnt start! But they enjoyed visiting with each other in the rustic outdoor setting for awhile and will try another time for a hayride. The clubs next get-together will be on November 10th for a garden walk at Mickey Vaughns home. Her address is 5218 Tangerine Ave. S.; please be there by 10 a.m. Following the garden walk, members will go to Joyce McMahons home at 2614 Beach Blvd. S. for a belated Halloween garden party. Those who want to carpool should meet at the Gulfport Library parking lot at about 9:45 a.m. Get some friends together and join the fun. Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club Surplus ItemsST. PETE BEACH The commission voted to allow the city manager to get rid of an extra Ford The 2005 cargo truck has just over 6,000 miles. The commission voted unanimously to allow the city manager to dispose of these two items.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 19 The Gabs Whats the hardest part about being a teenager in Gulfport?Zoey Burke, 15: Its hard because my mom knows everybody. Its good and its bad if Im at a party and there are older people there who have been drinking, I can call friends and get a ride home. The bad part is, if Im at a party and there are older people, I cant get away with anything. Grades are also really hard to keep up with, but I think the easiest part is having other people to talk to, no matter what grade theyre in. Laura Karbowski, 13: You do see kids (at events), but theyre really little kids. They (teens) dont get really involved. Gulfport isnt teenageroriented. Kayla Becker, 15: Theres not really a hard part. You can just walk around and do whatever. There could be a few more shops that do teenage stuff. Everybody knows my grandparents and I cant get away with anything. Elizabeth Brown-Worthington, 13: Theres a lot of events in Gulfport but there arent a lot that are very kid-oriented.
20 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Letters Its about respect Dear Editor: Gulfport is a wacky and weird place, and in this I revel. Gulfport needs to fairly enforce the codes that are currently on the books. I am a disabled person, part of my therapy is to walk, but with the disregard of current codes by the residents and the city, there are streets that I can not or will not walk down. Before new laws or rules are enacted, it would be refreshing to see the current codes fairly enforced, removing the sense of cronyism in enforcement. Gulfport is a wonderful city to call home, after residing in a number of cities in Pinellas County, I am happy to say I am a Gulfportonian. There has to be a Code Enforcement Department, if we leave it up to the individual to determine different aspects of their property, these aspects would never be policed or taken care of. It is quite obvious to me that certain properties are allowed to ignore codes, apparently these property owners must know somebody. I am in agreement with Councilwoman Salmon when she said we should address the codes on the books before any new ones are discussed. If we, the residents of Gulfport, add more codes and laws, this makes it all that much harder for these codes to be enforced. It is an absolute crying shame that the Code Enforcement Department is more concerned with lawns than it is with derelict vehicles. I have to wonder if anyone has bothered to go to the house and actually listen to the property owner. Perhaps this property owner is elderly, disabled, and that is why the lawn is a tad over grown. There are a few properties in Gulfport where the vehicles have not been moved in quite a while, nor are they covered up, they also violation of codes already on the books, plus they can be perceived as safety hazards. The city of Gulfport needs to retain a semblance of quirkiness, but it also needs to be safe. If one wishes to live in a deed restricted neighborhood, there are plenty available. What the city of Gulfport needs to address is the perceived safety for all. Gulfport is not, and hopefully will not be, a cookie cutter development, but there needs to be a guiding post from which one can decide the safety of different properties. Gulfport is not Town Shores, Pasadena Yacht Club nor is it the unique cottage in the Beach Drive area, it is an amalgamation of all of the areas. Every resident needs to respect their neighbor, if the lawn is a bit overgrown, maybe there is a reason, perhaps this calls for us to help out when needed. derelict cars and RVs on a property, Gulfportonians.Mark L GranthamLets get really quirky Dear Editor: What a great opportunity to keep Gulfport weird. Lump everything together. Designate the portions of the city deemed wet areas as clothes optional areas. You would have to enforce a smoking ban to avoid the injuries incurred by bare feet coming in contact with hot butts, cigarette focus here, making Vice Mayor Hastings happy. Then you please the drinkers who cant enjoy the city without a certain amount of alcoholic inducement. Last and most important you please the vast number of citizens who are nudists. Im not one myself but I applaud their efforts. I believe Council Member Sam Henderson signed one of their petitions once, I dont know positively. You go Council. Just saying.Stan KreuterKeep Gulfport weird Dear Editor: Im not sure where to even begin. Moving here 21 years ago my partner and I found a community of wonderful, laid back, caring citizens. Now, it seems, we all of a sudden need new rules and ordinances to keep us unruly citizens in line. To begin with, petition moving the Police Dept. to a Charter Dept. It says nothing about Councils actions, and although Ms. Burkes letter alleges fear mongering simply asks that the Police Dept. be considered a Charter Dept. that the citizens would have to vote on regarding its future viability or not. Put it in the citizens hands, not the city Council. Just a note on updating code enforcements... for those of you who are not already required, I already have to be responsible for the 12 feet of (not my property) city property back from 28th Ave. S. to 12 feet to my wall, where my yard begins. Now there are further This is absolutely ridiculous. (Not to mention that the abandoned houses in my neighborhood seem to have no restrictions, as anyone can tell that one last note on smoking (those of you over this can tune out now). The main reason of being at the beach is just that, the beach. I am not there to intentionally pollute. I think the main implementation should be many more smoking depositories, not more is: Just Keep Gulfport Weird Michael OTooleThere are other solutions Dear Editor: I lived here for 30+ years. I purchased a home and supported many events and businesses. Yes, Im a smoker. Thought I belonged to a great community. Now Im an outcast! I a behavioral health agency. Going to the beach, where have you been? There has never been proper litter receptacles for beachgoers. Ever try lifting those big black yucky can lids? What did you think about those large coffee cans nailed in the picnic table areas, full of trash and wind? Could not dump one, I tried. I have picked up beach litter for years. So before you judge me, do something right!Gina WeissWhere did my town go? Dear Editor: The following is a copy of a letter I sent to Council: The last election for new council people has brought us a crop of bureaucrats who want to prove that they can and will shape up all these hicks who live in little old Gulfport.! I dont think they were elected to turn Gulfport into a town run by a gang thats going to whip us all into shape according to their personal desires. These people will be causing Gulfport to lose the feeling as a friendly place to live by their high handed rulings. Lawn furniture and grass on curbing! Why didnt they ban all smoking within the boundaries of Gulfport while they were at it? And, oh yes, how about banning all cars like there are undesirables here to offend these people and God forbid that a truck or motor home would be visible? In case it makes any difference to you folks, I will be 80 in two months and on social security. Ive had spinal surgery but still worked until I was 73 at Home Depot. I am fortunate that I have wonderful neighbors on both sides where I live who often do things to help me. And furthermore, I drive a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice. And one more thing while Im at it, my property stakes are at least 15 feet from the curb so why is it my responsibility to keep the curb clean? Hmmm.Dolores MortonWheres the sh? Dear Editor: The following is a copy of a letter I sent to Council: I was born and raised in Gulfport almost 60 years ago. My grandfather Capt. Walt Williams and my uncle Bert Williams were both Mayor of this city. Along with my father Walter B. Williams, they were all another. I also am still a commercial 40 years in Gulfport. If any of the aforementioned men knew what you are thinking of doing with your boat codes, they would roll over in their graves! How can you even think about telling us we cannot keep a boat in our yard? Gulfport was founded by would be no Gulfport. You pride yourselves on telling the world we well guess what... some of us are still slip in the marina at a minimum of $200 a month. This should be quite evident when 40% of the slips are empty! Why? Because only the well to do can afford to keep a vessel there, the rest of us have to keep them on a trailer in our yard! I, for one, dont have a back yard so the front yard is the only place I can keep it. If you pass another law (which is all you Letters (cont.)seem to do meeting after meeting) I will be forced to go out of business. the weekend and the very thing that makes us unique and not another deed restricted yankee hell hole will be gone forever. This country was founded on the premise that every man has a right to be free. You are taking those rights more and more every day. No smoking, no sitting on the porch, no boats, no RVs. Whats next? Are you gonna put me in jail for not wearing shoes?! Yall need to step back, take a deep breath, and everyone in this city needs to remember the old saying live and let live. You cannot enforce the laws you have on the books now, so the answer is to make more laws? I think not. Please do not take what little the poor man has left. We work awful hard to feed our families, pay our taxes and keep our homes, which in this day and time, is no small feat! Long live Gulfport and the people who make it Gulfport!Capt. Charlie Williams P.S. The city anniversary was great fry which you will not have next year because I wont be able to catch the No Boat = No Fish.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 21 LettersIts about respect Dear Editor: Gulfport is a wacky and weird place, and in this I revel. Gulfport needs to fairly enforce the codes that are currently on the books. I am a disabled person, part of my therapy is to walk, but with the disregard of current codes by the residents and the city, there are streets that I can not or will not walk down. Before new laws or rules are enacted, it would be refreshing to see the current codes fairly enforced, removing the sense of cronyism in enforcement. Gulfport is a wonderful city to call home, after residing in a number of cities in Pinellas County, I am happy to say I am a Gulfportonian. There has to be a Code Enforcement Department, if we leave it up to the individual to determine different aspects of their property, these aspects would never be policed or taken care of. It is quite obvious to me that certain properties are allowed to ignore codes, apparently these property owners must know somebody. I am in agreement with Councilwoman Salmon when she said we should address the codes on the books before any new ones are discussed. If we, the residents of Gulfport, add more codes and laws, this makes it all that much harder for these codes to be enforced. It is an absolute crying shame that the Code Enforcement Department is more concerned with lawns than it is with derelict vehicles. I have to wonder if anyone has bothered to go to the house and actually listen to the property owner. Perhaps this property owner is elderly, disabled, and that is why the lawn is a tad over grown. There are a few properties in Gulfport where the vehicles have not been moved in quite a while, nor are they covered up, they also violation of codes already on the books, plus they can be perceived as safety hazards. The city of Gulfport needs to retain a semblance of quirkiness, but it also needs to be safe. If one wishes to live in a deed restricted neighborhood, there are plenty available. What the city of Gulfport needs to address is the perceived safety for all. Gulfport is not, and hopefully will not be, a cookie cutter development, but there needs to be a guiding post from which one can decide the safety of different properties. Gulfport is not Town Shores, Pasadena Yacht Club nor is it the unique cottage in the Beach Drive area, it is an amalgamation of all of the areas. Every resident needs to respect their neighbor, if the lawn is a bit overgrown, maybe there is a reason, perhaps this calls for us to help out when needed. derelict cars and RVs on a property, Gulfportonians.Mark L GranthamLets get really quirky Dear Editor: What a great opportunity to keep Gulfport weird. Lump everything together. Designate the portions of the city deemed wet areas as clothes optional areas. You would have to enforce a smoking ban to avoid the injuries incurred by bare feet coming in contact with hot butts, cigarette focus here, making Vice Mayor Hastings happy. Then you please the drinkers who cant enjoy the city without a certain amount of alcoholic inducement. Last and most important you please the vast number of citizens who are nudists. Im not one myself but I applaud their efforts. I believe Council Member Sam Henderson signed one of their petitions once, I dont know positively. You go Council. Just saying.Stan KreuterKeep Gulfport weird Dear Editor: Im not sure where to even begin. Moving here 21 years ago my partner and I found a community of wonderful, laid back, caring citizens. Now, it seems, we all of a sudden need new rules and ordinances to keep us unruly citizens in line. To begin with, petition moving the Police Dept. to a Charter Dept. It says nothing about Councils actions, and although Ms. Burkes letter alleges fear mongering simply asks that the Police Dept. be considered a Charter Dept. that the citizens would have to vote on regarding its future viability or not. Put it in the citizens hands, not the city Council. Just a note on updating code enforcements... for those of you who are not already required, I already have to be responsible for the 12 feet of (not my property) city property back from 28th Ave. S. to 12 feet to my wall, where my yard begins. Now there are further This is absolutely ridiculous. (Not to mention that the abandoned houses in my neighborhood seem to have no restrictions, as anyone can tell that one last note on smoking (those of you over this can tune out now). The main reason of being at the beach is just that, the beach. I am not there to intentionally pollute. I think the main implementation should be many more smoking depositories, not more is: Just Keep Gulfport Weird Michael OTooleThere are other solutions Dear Editor: I lived here for 30+ years. I purchased a home and supported many events and businesses. Yes, Im a smoker. Thought I belonged to a great community. Now Im an outcast! I a behavioral health agency. Going to the beach, where have you been? There has never been proper litter receptacles for beachgoers. Ever try lifting those big black yucky can lids? What did you think about those large coffee cans nailed in the picnic table areas, full of trash and wind? Could not dump one, I tried. I have picked up beach litter for years. So before you judge me, do something right!Gina WeissWhere did my town go? Dear Editor: The following is a copy of a letter I sent to Council: The last election for new council people has brought us a crop of bureaucrats who want to prove that they can and will shape up all these hicks who live in little old Gulfport.! I dont think they were elected to turn Gulfport into a town run by a gang thats going to whip us all into shape according to their personal desires. These people will be causing Gulfport to lose the feeling as a friendly place to live by their high handed rulings. Lawn furniture and grass on curbing! Why didnt they ban all smoking within the boundaries of Gulfport while they were at it? And, oh yes, how about banning all cars like there are undesirables here to offend these people and God forbid that a truck or motor home would be visible? In case it makes any difference to you folks, I will be 80 in two months and on social security. Ive had spinal surgery but still worked until I was 73 at Home Depot. I am fortunate that I have wonderful neighbors on both sides where I live who often do things to help me. And furthermore, I drive a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice. And one more thing while Im at it, my property stakes are at least 15 feet from the curb so why is it my responsibility to keep the curb clean? Hmmm.Dolores MortonWheres the sh? Dear Editor: The following is a copy of a letter I sent to Council: I was born and raised in Gulfport almost 60 years ago. My grandfather Capt. Walt Williams and my uncle Bert Williams were both Mayor of this city. Along with my father Walter B. Williams, they were all another. I also am still a commercial 40 years in Gulfport. If any of the aforementioned men knew what you are thinking of doing with your boat codes, they would roll over in their graves! How can you even think about telling us we cannot keep a boat in our yard? Gulfport was founded by would be no Gulfport. You pride yourselves on telling the world we well guess what... some of us are still slip in the marina at a minimum of $200 a month. This should be quite evident when 40% of the slips are empty! Why? Because only the well to do can afford to keep a vessel there, the rest of us have to keep them on a trailer in our yard! I, for one, dont have a back yard so the front yard is the only place I can keep it. If you pass another law (which is all you Letters (cont.)seem to do meeting after meeting) I will be forced to go out of business. the weekend and the very thing that makes us unique and not another deed restricted yankee hell hole will be gone forever. This country was founded on the premise that every man has a right to be free. You are taking those rights more and more every day. No smoking, no sitting on the porch, no boats, no RVs. Whats next? Are you gonna put me in jail for not wearing shoes?! Yall need to step back, take a deep breath, and everyone in this city needs to remember the old saying live and let live. You cannot enforce the laws you have on the books now, so the answer is to make more laws? I think not. Please do not take what little the poor man has left. We work awful hard to feed our families, pay our taxes and keep our homes, which in this day and time, is no small feat! Long live Gulfport and the people who make it Gulfport!Capt. Charlie Williams P.S. The city anniversary was great fry which you will not have next year because I wont be able to catch the No Boat = No Fish. Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch
22 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 By Fred WilderNovember Money Prize Show The Art Guild is seeking artists to enter its money prize show. It will be awarding $400 in prizes to the winners. The show is open to all. Entry date is Thursday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. Entry fee is $10 members and $20 non-members. Membership is $30 yearly. There will be a reception for the winners on Saturday, November 12th at 1 p.m. There will be an art demonstration by an artist. Refreshments will be served. The Art Guild has workshops on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We also have basic drawing and basic watercolor classes on Monday. For more information visit www. treasureislandartguild.org or call Fred at 360-8390. Thank You for a Great Birthday Bash The Board of Directors of the Gulfport Historical Society would like to extend their thanks and sincere appreciation to all the people who made The Gulfport Birthday Bash this year a resounding success. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful people in our community who are willing to volunteer for the good of the community. The Birthday Bash was such a success this year because of the following people: Tom DAngelo, Debra Frathem, Linda Kachur, Christy Lawrence, John Milford, Margie Milford, Julie Pastirjak, Barbara Purtee, Jo Schneidt, and Daffney Saul, all of whom simply showed up, ready to help in any way and any place they were needed. We take our hats off to you. Suzanne King, our events coordinator from SIK Promotions, pulled our event together and made it look easy. She is a professional in every sense of the word. We were honored to have Shannon and Koll from The Gatehouse Antiques, a local gallery at 2825 Beach Boulevard, who gave their time to make the Shannon and Koll are true professionals and very knowledgeable in their craft. The shining star was their great passion for treasures of the past. We look forward to next year. What would the Birthday Bash be without the ever popular Mullet Toss? We owe the good time had by all to the Boca Ciega Yacht Club Sea Scouts Ship 915. It was easy to tell that the leaders and the scouts had as much fun as the contestants did. We are grateful to the Sea Scouts for their enthusiasm and participation. Our warm regards go to the beautiful and talented dancers from the Sunrise Performing Arts Center under the direction of Ms. Adrienne Thomas. Everyone in attendance had a smile on their face thanks to the young dancers and they were truly a joy to watch. The Board appreciates the CERT Team (Community Emergency Response Team) for providing the beverages to quench our thirst, for cooking the best hot dogs and for reminding us that preparedness is paramount to survival in any emergency. The City of Gulfport staff helped in ways too many to count. Thanks to Jim OReilly for being a good leader, to Tim and his crew for handling the logistics, to Marivel and the recreation center staff for providing engaging activities for the children, to Gail Biron for her unsurpassed organizational skills and blessing us with her wonderful singing, to Phil Penrose for making the music possible, and to the Teen Council for reminding us that young adults can be a positive force in our community. The fried mullet dinner was only possible because of the culinary talents and hard work of Lou and Bob Worthington. What other community can boast that the towns founding family still has so many descendants who live in and give to the community? We are grateful that your roots are so strong and run so deep. We owe all the fresh mullet to another longtime local family Sincerely, The Board of Directors of the Gulfport Historical Society
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24 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 By Matthew Margolis Watching Cancer Grow Owning an aggressive dog and doing nothing about it is like watching a cancer grow. That cancer turns out to be especially insidious when you add small children to the equation. You know on some level its not going to end well. And usually, its the dog that gets burned. without kids often get a dog to dote on and hone their caretaking skills. They know they want to have kids someday, but someday seems so very far away. Years go by, and the dog rarely if ever is exposed to children. Hes living large, the center of attention, and then one day his hes none too pleased. Heres another scenario, sent to me from a dog owner looking for help: him was the furthest thing from our we fear he is miserable here with the A little shy of six years ago, this couple saw the beginnings of a tumor and let it go. They did the right thing in getting obedience training for the dog, but obedience training isnt enough when dealing with an aggressive dog, and K-9 training is its own beast that has nothing to do with socializing a dog and curbing or eliminating aggression targeted toward children. Another scenario -no doubt with the same ending -stems from children not being taught how to handle a dog. Just as every person has a limit, every dog has a pain threshold. Parents often think its so cute when baby pulls on the dog, crawls on the dog, and pokes and slaps at the dog. These parents are almost prideful in their declarations that the dog will put up with anything. Watch this! Be warned: The dog does have a limit. And with that kind of parental it. In the worst-case scenario, both dog and child pay dearly. But most certainly, the dog will pay. The 6-year-old dog from the letter will pay. With any luck, his owners is void of children. Even so, he will endure the stress of being uprooted from his home for reasons he will never understand. And it didnt have to be this way. The people who wrote this letter are doing the right thing: providing an appropriate home for their dog, protecting their children. Their story is offered as a plea for preparation and planning. Before you get a dog, take a good look 15 years into the future, and go forward as if the future is now.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 25 Kairy is a 6 year old Chihuahua Mix. This easy-going gal will make a great addition to any family. Kairy has a friendly personality and has lived with young children and other dogs too! Meet Kairy at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. SPCA Pet of the Week Paris is a one year old beautiful tortie. She came to us with a litter of six kittens. Now that her babies are grown up, accustomed to other kitties and doggies. She loves to spend time watching out the window and taking lazy cat naps in the sunshine. She is a very snuggly girl and cant wait for you to take her home! Please call Save Our Strays, Inc. at 4815262 for information on their adoption process or visit www. saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays Big things do come in small packages! Cee Cee the 9-yearCee likes nothing more than to sit in your lap for a snuggle or to watch the world go by. He adores going for walks where he prances down the street with a big doggy smile on his face. Cee also loves his treats and dogs his size. He would do best in an adult only home. To meet Cee Cee visit him today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter 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
26 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 By Holiday Mathis Passionate, mysterious Venus and imaginative, inspiring Neptune work so well together when they want to. Right now, they just dont want to. Theres a rub between what you dream for yourself and what you are motivated to do about it. It will be challenging to get congruent, but not impossible. An alternate perspective will be all it takes to break out of the old rut. Then youll sail past selfimposed limits and wonder what all the big fuss was about. ARIES (March 21-April 19). A bit of troubled past surfaces, perhaps in the form of a credit card bill with regrettable purchases on it. Or maybe this has to do with an ex who isnt moving on. Either way, the remedy is for you to live in the moment and simply give that piece of history as little energy as possible. The bad energy will wither and fade. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youll notice that something you used to think about an awful lot is now in your life. You used to want this with great intensity. Now that you have it, you might not be sure of what to do next -though it will come to you this week. Youre very creative, and youre also wise enough to act on only the best of your ideas. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An unexpected obstacle makes it temporarily impossible to continue on your path. Instead of pausing to wonder what youre going to do now, move forward without a clue. The momentum will carry you quickly through the dip. By the end of the day, youre already back to being on task. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You know who you are, but sometimes you forget. Thats why you need to write down a few highlights. You need a list you can refer to whenever youre feeling less than utterly fantastic. Youre very accomplished, and yet you dont give yourself credit for the remarkable things youve done with your life so far. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Try as you might to think about your deepest needs, what will come to mind are your most shallow desires -for instance, something delicious to eat or comfortable clothing to wear. Its certainly a place to start. Meeting those needs will allow you to open up and think of the more profound aspects of your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Youll enter into a group association or activity, ever mindful of the pros and cons of doing so. You need to feel that you can maintain your personal integrity as part of a group, not only as far as your ethical standards go, but also in that you do not wish to be asked to alter your habits or opinions to please others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As much as you would like the week to unfold in a more or less predictable manner, it wont. Furthermore, relationships envisioned for them. So youll have to adjust your expectations and shift your priorities. Youll slip into an adventurous mindset and make the most of each surprise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your fear is in place to protect you from harm, although you now have a creeping suspicion that something you fear cannot actually harm you at all. You need more information. Shedding light on the matter will allow you to make a reasonable assessment and decide once and for all whether to harbor or release your fear. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youll have constructive ideas and methods that make you an asset to a group of people you love. Youll accept a role as leader, though you may need to be coaxed into it for the better part of the week. It will be nice to know that you are really wanted CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In the past, youve been in a situation where someone wronged you and either didnt care about the pain and inconvenience of it or didnt have the power to make things right. The situation taught you a lesson that you can apply this week. Youll avoid future strife by choosing a more solid path. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have an open mind, and youre prepared to work hard. When you meet with adversity, instead of thinking that life is picking on you, you see an opportunity to grow. New challenges are beckoning adventures. You will meet special people who can help you excel in an area that stimulates your interest. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Hold on to what is valuable. Cherish it, and protect it from loss. Doing this wont guarantee that you will have the treasure forever, but it will ensure that no matter what happens you will be able to say that you did your best, appreciated what you had and enjoyed it to the fullest. In the meantime, youll be happy. This Weeks Birthdays : You have big plans, but what actually happens for you this year will be even bigger. opportunity that comes in November. Youll listen to your instinct and act on it immediately and without a thought to the consequences. In the new year, a solid commitment from a steadfast soul will help you satisfy your need for security. Some kind of schooling will lead to new relationships in February. Advertise what you want widely in March and June. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionFor info, call J at 727-688-3040Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Bongo Bob & Suzanne Wednesday, 1-3:00 p.m. ReservedThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Geno listening & dancing Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Rick and his guitar Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody and his accordion
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 27 Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk Be part of a day of inspiration and against pancreatic cancer. The 3rd annual PurpleStride Tampa Bay 2011 will take place at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday, November 5 with registration/packet pick up opening 6:30 a.m. There are great incentives for fundraising and Cancer Action Network. There will also be a great post-race party with food, prizes and local vendors. Events include Timed 5k Run/ Walk, 1 Mile Family Walk and Youth races age 3 to 12. Pancreatic Cancer survivors may register for any event free. You can also form a team in memory of a loved one. Register at www.pancan.org/purplestride/. If you wish to be a sponsor or volunteer for the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Fore more information, call Ben Fudge at 727-360-9213. Audition for The Curious Savage The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for John Patricks, The Curious Savage on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Players Back Door Theater located at 1619 49 Street S. in Gulfport. Visit http:// www.gulfportcommunityplayers. org and there is a map on this site showing just how to get to the Back Door Theater. Auditions will be cold script reading and please arrive a few minutes between November 10 through December 31. In order to take a role in this play, you must be fully available from January 1 through January 22nd, 2012. The director for this play will be Eileen Navarro and she will need (ages 20-50), including one man (age 20-40) who should be robust and plump. Eileen will also need a young boy (age 3-5) for a non-speaking role too. Rehearsals will be approxmately three evenings per week. This play is a heart warming comedy that tells the story of Ethel Savage who has been committed to a sanatarium by her children, hoping to bring her to her senses, so they can get their hands on the $10 million her late husband left her. The play takes place in The Cloisters, a genteel asylum for guests struggling to cope with some kind of mental problem. The play will run for three weeks from January 5-22nd at the Hickman Theater of Gulfport. The Players welcome everyone to try out for a part, no matter what your range of experience may be. Make and Take Living Art The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will host Horticulture for the Weekend Gardeners, Make and Take Living Art: Mounting Tillandsias on Driftwood, on November 8 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 727-363-0067.
28 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Heroes Weekend to Honor Active Military and Veterans GULFPORT Former Marine and current Stetson Law student Javier Centonzio is spearheading Heroes Weekend, a series of public events to honor military service men and women and veterans on November 10, 12 and 13 in Gulfport. The public is invited to enjoy a free concert, a parade and a musical Warrior Project. Centonzio joined forces with the American Legion Post 125, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Gulfport to create the Heroes Weekend. Events include: Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m.: The Pasadena Band performs a free concert sponsored by the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 4 p.m.: The City of Gulfport sponsors a parade along Beach Blvd. in Gulfport. Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Gail Biron with the City of Gulfport at 727893-1118 or gbiron@mygulfport. us. The deadline to register for the parade is November 8. Sunday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.: JELVIS will be performing a Tribute to Elvis at the Gulfport Casino. The tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and at the American Legion Post 125. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Tables that seat eight can be reserved in advance for $200. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 6 p.m. For reservations, tickets or additional event information contact Javier Centonzio 913-706-9340 or email@example.com. Donations to the Heroes Weekend can be mailed or delivered in person to the American Legion Post 125, 6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Free Concert Kicks Off Weekend of Celebration The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert entitled We Wont Forget Thursday evening, November 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Gulfport Casino in downtown Gulfport. Door will open at 7 p.m. The concert kicks off a weekend of celebrating our heroes in uniform, past and present, who defend our country, our freedom, our dignity, and our democracy, said the bands musical director, Max Millspaugh. The concert is free and plenty of parking is available and refreshments will be available, said Millspaugh. He said the program is designed to salute each branch of the armed forces and also reminisce musically about our heritage and the legacy of our heroes in uniform. The concert will include military march of each branch of the armed forces, and some big band tunes that were popular during World War II. Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes said we invite everyone to make an evening out of the planned events. Come downtown and have dinner in one of up-lifting patriotic concert. Then come and enjoy the rest of the activities including the parade on Saturday and the entertainment venues on Sunday. The whole weekend is dedicated to remembering our heroes, the mayor concluded.
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30 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Merchants Social Mary Margaret Barrett works on a mutt mural during the Friday nights Merchants Social. The city and Gulfport Merchants Association co-hosted the event, which featured local businesses only and did not charge businesses for their presence on the sidewalk. Local band Double M played behind the Casino and the city opened the Casino and its bar to the public. It was to try and see if we could generate interest in something that would better benet the local businesses, city manager Jim OReilly said of the event. Veterans Tribute The children of Congregation Bnai Israel will be leading us in a special tribute to all Jewish military veterans on Veterans Shabbat, Saturday, November 12 at 9 a.m. The children will sing the songs from each branch of service, as our congregation joins in to thank our veterans for their heroic service.Pass-a-Grille Fish Broil and Mullet Festival This historic Pass-A-Grille event will be held Saturday, November 5 from 3-8 p.m. This years festival has a new location. It will be held in Hurley Park on 16th Ave. directly across from the Gulf of Mexico. The Fish Broil and Mullet Festival for the Sunshine School. This community fundraiser was founded by Captain and Mrs. Kenneth Merry, who were very active in the community. Captain Merry and It was cooked on an outdoor gill made The tradition was kept alive by the alumni, families, and staff at the Sunshine School and Gulf Beaches Elementary. This historical event continues in the hands of Montessori by the Sea. The Fish Broil is a great family fun day with something for everyone. In addition to the fresh grilled mullet, veggie skewers and hot dogs will be available along with side dishes, drinks, and sweets. Activities for the house, face painting, relay races, and games. For the adults there will be a variety of vendors and a silent auction. Short and long sleeve t-shirts with this years new logo will be available for purchase. Opportunities to be a shirt or event sponsor are still available. Contact Amy Losoya at alosoya77@hotmail. com if you would like to be a vendor Beaches Historical Museum, St. Pete Beach Library, Tampa Bay Watch, Pass-A-Grilles 100th Anniversary, and Montessori by the Sea.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 31 Excerpts heard at the October 25, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesGeorge Moore actually complimented me after the Belle Vista meeting! Commissioner Marvin Shavlan. Mr. Moore and the commissioner frequently exchange e-mails wherein Mr. Moore criticizes the commissioner. The Gabber receives carbon copies of many of these e-mails. Well put your three minutes on the clock. Vice Mayor Bev Garnett Ever since our editor became a commissioner, shes been very generous with the free advertising, Ann Michaels, referring to ViceMayor Bev Garnett. Ms. Michaels says that the Pass-a-Grille newsletter, Theyre actually going to use our lights in their advertising. Renee Cooper, a construction manager for the city, explaining top-down pictures of the new solar lights in Horan Park and how the company that makes the smaller solar bollards (pole lights about three feet tall) would use photos of Horan Park to sell the lights. I went ahead and donated half of it to Support Our Troops and the other half went back to Friends of St. Pete Beach. Al Halpern Typically speaking, youre OK as long as you dont go above the advertised rate. city violated when the commission raised the millage higher than the advertised tentative millage rate. I wanted to mention that because the statute requires that certain things be said publicly, these ordinances be read in their entirety. decision to raise the millage rate to a legally unacceptable rate (due to lack of notice to residents) last month. All were doing now is causing resentment because some people are getting a deal and some people arent, Commissioner Al Halpern told the commission about raising the rates for Pass-a-Grille resident parking rates Lets get real about this here. Youre sitting here saying were penalizing somebody everybodys needs vary, we cant gear this according to that. (Also) if they dont have a garage and a driveway, odds are they didnt pay for one. I had a chance to read the mayors column in the Gabber and I thought you had some interesting comments. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, about Mayor McFarlins letter in response to citizen letters he received. Shell Club to hold Annual Sales Event The monthly meeting and special sales event of the St. Petersburg Shell Club will be held Friday, November 4th at 7 p.m. at the Seminole Recreation Center, 2nd 113th Street N. in Seminole. Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a short program entitled Fossil Tiles in the Mall. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this special annual sales event. There is no charge and plenty of free parking. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-867-6861 or visit www.stpeteshellclub.org. They meet once a month. Floridiana Festival & Highwaymen Show The annual indoor celebration of Florida souvenirs, memorabilia, and tropical dcor (with an emphasis on kitsch) returns to St. Petersburg on November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with exhibitors selling an abundance of vintage Florida fun from alligator join author Lu Vickers for a lecture mermaids (and maybe a real vintage mermaid or two in attendance). Featured also will be the original Florida Highwaymen artists. Artists appearing include Charles Walker, James Gibson, Issac Knight, Roy McLendon Sr., Willie Reagan, Carnell Smith, Curtis Arnett and Robert Lewis. Meet and mingle with these legendary African American artists, and enjoy a painting demonstration. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is located at 500 Sunset Drive S., at the intersection of Park Street and Fifth Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. Show admission is $6; children under two years are $3. Contact Hula Hula Productions at 727-421-0441 or visit www.hulahula.biz.
32 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Budget Surplus Q: Now that council approved the budget, what happens to any money left over from last year? A: Every year any money left over goes back into the citys fund reserves, Administrative Director Dan Carpenter said. Think of reserves September 30, Gulfport had no money left over, Carpenter says. The budget didnt account for $3.70 a gallon fuel, the budget didnt account for some retirement buyouts in the police department, the budget didnt take into account changes in insurance standards that required zero dollars, Carpenter explained. reports in March.Have a question about the way your city works or why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com. Auction to Benet Special Needs School Nina Harris Schools annual auction is scheduled for Friday, November 11. Previewing of items and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bidding on live items will begin at 6:30 p.m. All activities and equipment at this special needs school. Nina Harris School is located at 6000 70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park. Call Chris Stuckey at 727-547-7850. Public is welcome. Environmental Justice Symposium On November 12, local activists will present the renowned Awakening the DreamerChanging the Dream Symposium at Friends Meeting House, 130 19 Avenue S. in east St. Petersburg. The goal of this educational event is to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, 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. 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 education whether here in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. Ann Crum will present the program for November 10. She will impersonate either Betsy Ross or us how this American symbol came to be and the changes it has had over the years. The meeting adjourns by trips of interest to the group. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo. com for more information.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 33 Experience a Day as a Law StudentGULFPORTExperience a day as a law student at Stetsons Law School Information Day on November 12. Attend classes, have lunch with current law students, meet worldaid options for attending law school from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, at Stetson Laws Gulfport campus at 1401 61st Street S. Visit us for a day and learn more about why we attract the top advocates in the country, said Laura Zuppo, Executive Director of Admissions and Student Financial Planning. Our staff, students and faculty look forward to providing visitors with insight into the Stetson Law experience. The day-long event is designed for potential students to experience law school, tour campus, visit courtrooms and get an overview of life as a law student. Stetson has offered this program for more than 10 years. and to register for this free event, please visit Stetson online at http:// www.law.stetson.edu/admissions/ home/stetson-law-information-day. php. The preferred deadline to register is November 7. For more information, call Stetsons Financial Planning at 727-562-7802 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hamilton Disston to hold Rummage Sale Hamilton Disston School will hold their 2nd annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 12th from 8 a.m. to noon at 5125 11th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Items include but are not limited to clothing, electronics, books, household items and more. Donations of city-wide yard sale leftovers would be appreciated. Stop by the sale and help support the school! Adaptive Sailing and Kayak ClinicST. PETERSBURGSt. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation and St. Petersburg Sailing Center partner to present an Adaptive Sailing and Kayak Clinic, 250 2nd Ave. S.E. for people with disabilities on Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No experience necessary. Participants are given basic instruction and invited to get out on the water with an instructor using specialized adapted boats and equipment. Family members, friends, and companions are welcome to join, providing space is available. This is a free program. Reservations are required. Call 727893-7899. Toastmasters Club to Meet The St. Petersburg Toastmasters Club is internationally recognized as one of the most successful in world. They meet every Tuesday at 6:20 p.m. in the Piccadilly Cafeteria at 1900 34th Street N., St. Pete. For more information, contact Tom Szena at 727-481-2318, or email@example.com or visit http://stpetetoastmasters.org/ or http://2284.toastmastersclubs.org/.
34 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 Sri Chimnoy, video presentation, multi-talented artist for World Peace. One-hour program presented by Tilvila Hurwit, Friday, November 4. Time TBA. Paws 2 Read to Monty, Reading Therapy Dog on Saturday, November 5 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, November 17, 10:00 am. Discussion of Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe. Books & discussion guides available at the Reference Desk. Crafts Club for All Ages: Miss Pat is back! Saturday, November 19, 1:30 3:00 pm. She will lead participants in creating decorations in the spirit of the season. 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. Genealogy Assistance. Saturday, November 26, 1:00 pm. Get help and expert advice while using traditional and online resources for researching family history. 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. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. Stop by after school to challenge 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.Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm 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 The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nur turing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recre ational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 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 The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for chil dren ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. 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 $17 for residents and $110 for non-resi ly options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive 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 893-1068 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 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 consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 35 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALES BAND Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Oct. 30, 6-10pm, $7 USA BALLROOM HALLOWEEN DANCE Mon., Oct. 31, 7-10:15m $5 Members, $7 Non-members 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 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 The Una Voce Rays: There are a few tickets left for the The Life and Music of Cole Porter on Fri. Oct. 28 at 7pm in the Catherine A. Hickman Theater. Tickets available at the Senior Center: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Lighting of the Luminaries: Join us for the ancient tradition of lighting a candle for a loved one who is no longer with us or someone who you would especially like to honor on Wed. Nov. 2 at 2pm. There will be music, a presentation and light refreshments as well as an opportunity to pay tribute to the person you wish to honor or to share a special memory. Luminaries: $2. Please RSVP by Mon. Oct. 31. Understanding Medicare: Two seminars will be offered to help you understand Medicare. Get the basic information at 1pm on Mon. Nov. 7 and again on Mon. Nov. 21. Courtesy of SHINE (a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs). Flu Shots: Tues. Nov.8, 10:30am12:30pm. Medicare and most insurances accepted. Holidays & Grief: The holidays are experienced the loss of a loved one. A special seminar Mourning through the Holidays will be offered on Thurs. Nov. 10 at 1pm to help you along the grief journey. Facilitated by Carole McLeod, President of Grief Matters. Fit & Fine: An Exercise Class with Peg Stella. Starts Thurs. Nov. 10 at 1:30pm $10 for 7 sessions. Thanksgiving Dinner Party: Tickets ($6.00) are now available for our Thanksgiving Dinner Party on Tues. Nov. 22 at 11:30am. Sponsor: Brentwood Senior Community Living. Seats are limited. Must be a registered member of the Gulfport Senior Center. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Quilting Club resumes on Tues. Nov. 1 at 10am Investment Discussion Group meets every Wed. at 10am. English as a Second Language: The Senior Center may once again offer English as a Second Language Classes if there is enough interest. Please let staff know if you would like to see this offered. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? How about Legoland on Nov. 25; Christmas Survival Guide (a hilarious revue OffBroadway Palm in Ft. Myers) on Nov. 26; Hard Rock Casino trips on 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. Where Did I Leave my Car Keys? A memory technique workshop with active participation on Fri. Nov. 18 at 1pm facilitated by Peg Stella. Tea Dance: Music by Chuck & Friends Mon. Nov. 28, 2-4pm Admission: $1.00. Refreshments may be purchased at the Snack Bar. The Debby Bacon Holiday Dream Show: on Wed. Dec. 7 in the Hickman Theater. Tickets for the 1pm performance: $10/advance or $12 at the door. Tickets for the 7pm performance: $12/advance or $14 at the door. Available at the Senior Center or at HYPERLINK http:// www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-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 two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 to register for November. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present THE CONSTANT WIFE Nov. 3-13 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm, Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileens Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316
36 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Mob Rule Bad, bad America. Its government is corrupt, corporations own the wealth of the country, one per cent of the people are rich, the rest are peasants, banks exploit the people, capitalism crushes the poor, its military terrorizes other nations, enslaves billions, its industries pollute the Earth and threaten its very existence, its political system oppressed, its students burdened. This is the mantra of the street people, the Occupy Wall Street mob, the ones who call for a pure democracy of the people, the abolition or nationalization of banks, the over throw of the economic and political system, the taking of the wealth from the few to give to the many, the forgiveness of student loans, forgiveness of mortgages, the freedom not to work, withdrawal from any or all wars, and power to the people. This is the movement that has the support, encouragement, or approval of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the AFL-CIO, the SEIU, Hilary Clinton, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, a host of Hollywood and Rap singer celebrities worth millions of dollars, some churches, Irans Ayatollah Kamenei, Venezuelas Hugo Chavez, Dan Rather, Jon Stewart and George Soros. It is a movement that has moved, and sometimes stayed, in city after city, and sometimes across the globe. It has attracted anarchists, freeloaders, druggies, socialists, the American Nazi Party, the Communist Party, people hiding out from arrest warrants, the homeless, nudists, artists, poets, religious activists, politicians, thieves, anti-capitalists, anti-war activists, foreigners, professional agitators, community organizers, the unemployed, the employed and some people actually concerned for the country. Supposedly, no one is in charge, but one organized group has $500,000 that it is not willing to share with everyone. Its mantra is not unlike that of the tea party movement whose participants were upset about the bank and auto bailouts, the government/bank coziness, the national debt, the cost and burdens of Obamacare, and the socialist direction of the government. ignored by the major media, and sniggered at by the above supporters of Occupy Whatever. They chose to work through the political system, successfully, I might add. No one was arrested, nor did they fornicate, defecate, or urinate on the public streets, nor leave trash and debris everywhere, nor threaten, nor physically intimidate. By contrast, the Occupy group operates through street politics and intimidation. They are destroyers, not builders. Power lies in destruction, in chaos, in confusion, disorder, in violence or implied violence. The freedoms they preach for themselves, they wish to deny to others. Their actions in exercising their freedoms impinge on the freedom of others. Their messages about bad banks, corrupt government, too many rich, too many poor, resonate with those who dont look too closely, or for those who seek to manipulate the movement of the moment. Those sincere few who seek simply to demonstrate are easily co-opted by the professional dissenters and so-called activists and community organizers not to mention the ever present socialist and communist professional organizers. There is no small degree of irony that what Glenn Beck predicted two years ago is now occurring as the occupiers move from city to city across the world. Whether they will have the effect Beck predicted then will have to be seen. Do I see any good in this movement? No. It is a mob movement. Do I agree with any of their complaints (whenever they can be determined). Yes. I believe the bank bailouts went too far and government and with each other. Were both political parties complicit? Yes, to an extent. However, liberal government policies that demanded loans to people who couldnt afford them, and then a public/private institution (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) through which to implement the policies, and interest rates that stayed too low, were primarily responsible for the bubble and consequent crash. Were there too few regulations? No. The regulations were co-opted by corruption and politics. Is there systems? Of course. Is it one per cent vs. 99 per cent. No. Should there be change? Yes, always and our systems do change. Nothing is static until it becomes law and is run by government. There is nothing positive, uplifting, hopeful about the Occupy movement. It is negative, degrading, and nihilistic. Those who endorse it, like the present administration and the Democratic party and their supporters, endorse the dark side of politics and the dark view of America as the land of the oppressed and oppressors. They are not leaders; they are followers. They are not believers in American freedom; they are believers in freedom from America. They are not believers in individual liberty; they are believers in collective security. Nothing ever good comes from a mob.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 37 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 Dave K 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 House Committee Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 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! 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.
38 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 10/14 Prowler5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Fight in Progress5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1700 Blk 5200 Blk 27th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk 28th Ave. S. Animal Complaint4700 Blk Coronado Way S. Burglary5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances2400 Blk York St. S. Noise Complaint6000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Saturday 10/15 Noise Complaint5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Accident with Injuries2200 Blk 49th St. S. Soliciting1500 Blk 62nd St. S. Animal Complaint4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Activity5200 Blk 15th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual3200 Blk 58th St. S. Sunday 10/16 Domestic Battery5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Fight in Progress5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer5100 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. W. Trafc Stop Failed to Stop1300 Blk York St. S. Abandoned Vehicle1700 Blk 54th St. S. Theft2200 Blk York St. S. Call for Ofcer22000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary3000 Blk 51st St. S. Call for Ofcer2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Hit & Run1800 Blk 55th St. S. Suspicious Person700 Blk 60th St. S. Trouble with Individual3200 Blk 58th St. S. Noise Complaint5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Call for Ofcer2500 Blk 50th St. S. Battery3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual2500 Blk 50th St. S. Trouble with Individual2000 Blk 54th St. S. Disabled Vehicle5700 Blk 19th Ave. S. Burglary2900 Blk 54th St. S. Tuesday 10/18 Trouble with Individual2600 Blk 44th St. S. Animal Complaint5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Theft1000 Blk 59th St. S. Crime Awareness Meeting The next City Wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located Laughlin, topics will be on current crime in our city and crime stats from June October. For more information, contact Jeri Reed at 727-548-5566 days and 727-327-3509 evenings or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com. Trouble with Individual5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Harassing Threat Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Recovered Stolen Vehicle5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise Complaint2300 Blk 52nd St. S. Wednesday 10/19 Trouble with Individual5800 Blk 7th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5100 Blk Preston St. S. Trouble with Individual1100 Blk 58th St. S. Call for Ofcer5100 Blk Preston St. S. Civil Matter5500 Blk 11th Ave. S. Harassing Threat Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Burglary1300 Blk Gray St. S. Trouble with Individual900 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 18th Ave. S. Civil Matter2800 Blk 50th St. S. Fraud1200 Blk Freemont St. S. City County Ordinance Violation5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer2000 Blk 58th St. S. Thursday 10/20 Call for Ofcer3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Complaint1400 Blk 55th St. S. City County Ordinance Violation5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual800 Blk Gray St. S. Trouble with Individual1700 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Call for Ofcer5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Domestic Verbal2800 Blk 52nd St. S. Noise Complaint2400 Blk 51st St. S.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 39 Try your hand at Sudoku End of Courtesy Tag Reminders Effective on Friday, October 28, City of Gulfport will discontinue utility bill courtesy tag reminders to late paying customers. All information concerning any late payments will continue to post on your bill. If you have any questions, please contact 893-1016. Register for Co-ed SoftballST. PETERSBURGSlow pitch softball co-ed adult league general registration is November 7 through December 23, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the N., Bldg. A. Winter league begins the week of January 9, 2012. Games played at Woodlawn, 1450 16th Street N. Teams are A.S.A registered and sanctioned. Cost is $345 league team fees. In addition, all city residents must purchase an ADVANTAGE Card Membership or non-resident card for $38/season or $125/annual. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the City of St. Petersburg. Call Athletics at 727-892-5223.Sons of Italy to Host Bealls Fashions Enjoy 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.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.Tai Chi at Azalea Rec ST. PETERSBURGWould you like to learn Tai Chi and improve your level of energy, circulation, balance? These slow movements with meditation are taught by instructor, Hong Gu, who studied and practiced the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan for over 20 years. This noncompetitive form of martial arts, when practiced regularly, strengthens bones, joints, tendons, and internal organs. All skill levels are invited every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N. First class is free. $24/month or $7/ class. ADVANTAGE Membership card required $15 annual fee for residents of St. Petersburg. Call 893-7150 for more details.
40 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Local ObituariesDAVIES, SUSAN MAE, 69, of Gulfport, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at home. She is survived by her loving family. ALife TributeGulfport. EANES, EVA MARIA, 86, of Gulfport, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at St. Anthonys Hospital. She is survived by her loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. LAUDA, WILLIAM L. BILL, 75, of South Pasadena, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. He was born in Corona, NY and came here in 1991 from Long Island, NY. He was Market Representative at American Tobacco Co. for 30 years, and a Navy veteran. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie; 2 sons, William (Dyan), Gregg (Lisa) Lauda; 1 daughter, Toni (Joseph) Savino; 2 brothers, Barry and Thomas Lauda; and 8 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Softy; his parents, Charles and Louise, and his brother, Peter. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home, 4100 -16th St. N. where services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. The family requests memorials to The American Heart Association P.O. Box 42150, St. Petersburg, FL 33742. Online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome. com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg, 727-528-2880. MCKNIGHT, JANET WARCH, 82, of Gulfport, accepted the Lords invitation to come home to rest on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Hackensack, NJ but lived in Gulfport for over 50 years. She was a homemaker, devoted mother/ grandmother, loving wife, and avid traveler (cruising through the world). She was one of the original members of the Gulfport walking club, walking many years and miles all over Pinellas County. She loved traditions, especially Sunday cooking for the entire family. She and her husband Charles enjoyed dining out and being members of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Passa-Grille Yacht Club, and Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club. She is survived by her two daughters, Janet Cook and Linda McLaughlin; two granddaughters, Anita (Tony) Trent and Janet (Shawn) McLaughlinTiffany, Mandi, Ronnie, Eden, and Fischer; and brother Donald Warch. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Mac McKnight, mother Alice Warch, and brother Harold Warch. Janet was the heart and soul of her family; teaching, nurturing, leading, and most of all, loving us. She will always be an important presence in our family and their lives. The family will be holding a visitation on Friday, Oct. 28th from 1-2 p.m. with a celebration of Janets life beginning at 2 p.m. at the David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. NORATO-GAETTI, CARMELA, 99, of St. Pete. Beach, passed away Friday Oct. 21, 2011. She was the former owner of Bell Vista Market. She is survived by her loving husband, James J. Norato; son, James L. and wife, Cynthia Norato; grandchildren, Jessica McCusker, Melissa and James Norato; great-grand-children, Luke and Leo; brother, Calvin Cardieri, and many nieces and nephews. She was a thoughtful kind and loving person who will be deeply missed by all who loved her. A Memorial Mass will be on Nov. 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. For an online tribute go to beachmemorial.com. PADULA, MARGARET C. PEGGY, 93, of Gulfport, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Mrs. Padula was born July 1, 1918 in Polkton, NC. She was an avid golfer for over 50 years in New Jersey and in Florida, and only gave it up after being hindered by vision loss. She was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and the Gulfport Lions Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Admiral Arthur Padula Sr. Survived by her son, Art Padula Jr. and wife, Marty; granddaughters, Alicia Clark and husband, Francis, and Heather Holmes; greatgrandaughter, Brittany Holmes all of Gulfport. Visitation will at Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. Catholic Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. from Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 5800 15th Ave. S. in Gulfport. In lieu the Gulfport Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Dr. S. or Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. SIMMONS, BERNADINE, 81, of South Pasadena, a loving and devoted mother, sister, and a friend to all who met her, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Apollo Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Petersburg. Bernie, as she was fondly known, was born in Jefferson City, MO, and moved to Florida in 1963. She was employed at the Howard Johnson restaurant in Treasure Island for many years where she became friends with visitors from as far away as England and Australia. Even after she retired many of those friends continued to keep in touch with her and would call on her when they were vacationing in Florida. When she retired she moved to Chateau Towers in South Pasadena where she greatly enjoyed playing Rummikub with the girls at the condo. She was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast, completing all four crossword puzzles in the newspaper every day. Bernies kind warm smile and wonderful sense of humor will remain in the hearts of all who knew her. She is survived by her loving son Craig Cavanaugh of St. Petersburg, and her sisters, June Steinmetz and Elsie Shragal of Missouri. She will be greatly missed by Craig and Deb, her family and friends. Friends will be received at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be Monday, Oct. 24th at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Online memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome. net. Brett Funeral Home, 727321-3321.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 41 TURNER, ERLENE (LEE), 87, of Pasadena was peacefully called home on Oct. 17, 2011 with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, John. Survived by her sons, Phil Turner (Betty) of Seminole, David Turner (Linda) of El Paso, TX and Pattie Tiernan (Jim) of St. Petersburg; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, Oct. 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay at 1255 Pasadena The Wine Region of Rioja Spain Rioja is just one of many Spanish wines and it is named after the river, Rio Oja which runs through the Oja Valley in the province of La Rioja in northern Spain. Tempranillo is the most well known and widely used grape to make red wine (tinto). It is a black grape often referred to as Spains noble grape which ripens several weeks prior to the other varieties and provides the full bodiedness of red wines. A blend will usually consist of sixty percent Tempranillo and up to twenty percent of Garnacha, with much smaller proportions of Mazuelo and aging potential of the wine comes from the Tempranillo grape, with the Graciano providing the aroma. Obituaries (contt.)
42 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Drop Food Donations at Boca Ciega High School The Salvation Army Food Drive will accept donations at Boca Ciega High School located at 924 58th Street S. in Gulfport through November 14. The south on 58th St. S. and turn left on 11th Ave. S.. Once you turn left look to the left and you will see a fenced in parking lot. They are in Bldg. 8 in the same parking lot. Look for a large JROTC sticker on the back door. You can call or email mcglamryw@ pcsb.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com to give advance warning so they can step outside and pick up as you drive in. They are collecting only from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., M-F. Thank you in advance for your generosity. AMVETS Post 8 Bus Trip to Estero Island AMVETS Post 8 will take a bus trip to Estero Island/Fort Myers Beach on Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11. Trip includes two-nights at the luxurious Pink Shell Resort & Spa, gulf front studio rooms with screened-in lanais, 50 cent trolley ride to historic district with waterfront cafes, shopping and more. Cost is $235pp, dbl occupancy. $470 includes roundtrip bus fare, all resort fees, complimentary snacks and liquor drinks on bus, pre-trip mimosas, bloody marys, donuts. They will keep you busy and laughing with fun gambling games on the bus. They will stop at AMVETS Post 312 for more fun in North Port on the trip back. They welcome nonmilitary people to join our veterans on this trip. Call Pat Webber at 727420-5500.Free Poetry Contest The Christian Poets Academy is sponsoring a free poetry contest open to everyone. There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000 with a $1,000 grand prize for the winner. Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Dr. Jeremy Cameron. Send poem by November 15 deadline to: Free Poetry Contest, POB 761, Medford, OR 97501 or enter at www. freecontest.com. Include your name and address on the same page as your poem. For a winners list, please enclose a stamped return envelope. Register for Co-Ed Kickball ST. PETERSBURGThis is kickball just the way it used to be. All skill levels are welcome. Simple rules make for a fun time. Kickball co-ed adult league general registration is November 7 through December 23, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 19th Street N., Bldg. A. Winter league begins the week of January 9, 2012. Games played at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Dr. NE. Teams compete for league championships with emphasis on socializing and fun. Cost is $270 league team fees. In addition, all city residents must purchase an ADVANTAGE Card Membership or non-resident card for $38/season or $125/annual. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the City of St. Petersburg. Call Athletics at 727892-5223.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 43 Commissioner Wins Big, Gives Back Big At Friday nights Concert in the Park. Commissioner Al Halpern won the 50/50 rafe sponsored by Friends of St. Pete Beach. Commissioner Halpern, whose wife helped found Friends of St. Pete Beach, laughingly stepped forward to claim his prize, which he assured The Gabber he would donate half back to Friends and the other half to Support Our Troops. Also in attendance were Mayor Steve McFarlin and commissioners Jim Parent and Marvin Shavlan. The Vodkanauts played to a packed Horan Park. The nal concert of the year will take place at 7 p.m. Friday night. 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. Corey Fresh Market The new Fresh Market on Corey Avenue St Pete Beach takes place on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Corey Avenue will be blocked between Blind Pass Rd. and Boca Ciega Dr. where local vendors of fresh and/or organic produce, plants/ items, arts/crafts, live music, (just to name a few); will display their wares for purchase that day. Live music provided. Corey merchants will also be open for business during market hours. With restaurants for breakfast, brunch and lunch, delis and bars for treats and libations, this Sunday street market will promote a fun day of shopping, dining and entertainment for customers of all ages. The new Corey Fresh Market St. Pete Beach is managed by Bob Fernandez. For vendor information or to sign up please contact Bob at 727-461-7674, cell: 727-560-1961 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor applications may be found at www. coreyave.com.
44 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 My name is Colonel Chuck Helms, United States Air Force and I am on a one year deployment in Iraq. In August I was able to return home to St Pete Beach and Pass-aGrille for my 15 day R&R. It was awesome. As the picture shows I am deployed to the desert where 125 degrees is common and no trees. We are all safe and looking forward to returning home. I miss beer and sunsets. See you at Christmas. Ongoing 13-week revolving course. Start any week. Power Point presentation. 400 page materials book. One day 8-hour course available Completion satisfies FL Boater ID Safety Requirements.GulfportUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16, 3120 Miriam Street S. When: Every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm. Special: SAT. ONE DAY Course 8am-5pm *pre-registration suggested Contact: 727-399-7986 email: email@example.com St. PetersburgUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 72, 1300 Beach Dr. SE (USCG South Moorings) When: Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm Contact: 727-898-1324 or www.cgaux72.infoSt. Pete BeachUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78, Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way When: Every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm Contact: Jim at 360-4846 or Warren at 321-7801 St. Anthonys to hold White Elephant Sale St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary is having a White Elephant Sale on Monday, November 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be held in the Fishbowl (hospital cafeteria), 1200 Seventh Avenue N. St. Petersburg. Many items from household to personal are included at low prices. Plan on stopping by to shop. There is a treasure to please even the most critical shopper. 1959 Alumni Trip Join Gibbs High School Class of 1-night, 2-day trip to Orlando, FL for the Florida Classic Game ((Bethune Cookman University (BCU) vs. Florida A&M University (FAMU)) on November 19 & 20, 2011. Departure time is Saturday, November 19th at 10 a.m. from Publix at 54th Ave. S. and 31st St. S. (back parking lot). For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact: Raymond Burnett at 727-520-5689, Florence Jenkins at 727-417-0205 or Catherine Lewis at 727-475-0540. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Thetas Executive Board will meet on Tuesday, November 1 at the home of Janet Taylor at 7 p.m. for the chapter will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at the home of Pam Puskas 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 for this year. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 45 BungalowFest and Art in the Park Art in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th in Historic Kenwoods Seminole Park, located at 3rd Avenue N. and 29th Street N., St. Petersburg, and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of this years BungalowFest is A Celebration of Art & Architecture with home tours to highlight the unique architectural craftsman heritage of Historic Kenwood, a Designer Cancer Center, and a juried art show of established and emerging artists. There will be over $1,000 in cash art awards. For more information and to download a registration form, go to www.bungalowfest.org or call Dianne Caton at 727-321-1884. Vendors Spice up Fall at Gulfport Fresh Market More than ten new vendor spaces have been added to the line-up of vendors at the Gulfport Fresh Market in October. Tastes from around the globe will be among the new offerings, including vendors of Greek specialties, Jamaican and Caribbean dishes, organic Mediterranean foods, locally produced Mexican-style salsas, Thai dishes and sauces, and European-inspired chocolates. The Market will also open new spaces to be occupied by a rotating roster of new artists, craft and jewelry vendors. New vendors of Florida grass-fed cheesecakes, pasta sauces and more are all recent additions to the Fresh Market. Over 50 vendors will now occupy Beach Boulevard in Gulfports scenic Waterfront District each Tuesday. Vendors are situated along the sidewalks and trees of the Boulevard below 29th Avenue South. The Fresh Market is a year-round event in Gulfport, but in the fall the hours of the Market are extended from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday. Favorite long-time Market vendors still offer the best of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and bagels, seafood, cheese, nuts and granola, local honey, candy, spices and jams and jellies, vegan juices and prepared foods, hand-made pet and organic garden fertilizers, and many other specialties. Handmade soaps and lotions, healing preparations, essential oils and other bath and body products are on hand. Local painters, photographers, woodworkers, jewelers and other artists and artisans lend color and creativity to the Market scene, many of them working on site. Live music has always been featured during the Fresh Market and one of four popular local musicians are taking the spotlight each week to entertain market-goers. Free space will now be regularly offered at the Fresh Market on a organizations who wish to have a space for outreach to the public. Nonto contact market organizers for more information about securing a space for future dates. The setting for the Fresh Market among the quaint scenery of Beach Blvd. makes for a refreshing visit. Small shops, boutiques, spas and salons, a wide array of restaurants, and colorful local history are all a part of what makes a visit to the Fresh Market enjoyable. Contact Daniel Hodge at dan@igc. org or 727-366-4086.
46 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 Gulfport Teen Council Weighs in on Weighty IssuesBy Cathy Salustri Every month Gulfports Teen Council convenes in a second-story room at the recreation center. Although theyre guided by Teen Council Advisor Marivel Gutierrez, they must follow Government in the Sunshine Rules. They have They arent as large as they could be they have several vacancies now (they need one regular and three alternate members) they are a serious group of six. They work many city events and travel on behalf of the city. At a recent meeting they discussed how to handle unexcused absences at council meetings and what they thought of the citys smoking ban working its way through the other council in town. The beach is gross with litter, one member said. Teens dont want to come. And that speaks to the heart of what the Teen Council wants to accomplish. Their goal? They want to make Gulfport more teen-friendly. Turn to the Gabs this week (page 19 of the print edition only) and youll see how local teens, some on Teen Council and some not, weighed in on being a Gulfport teenager. As for the matter of the smoking ban? They listened to Gutierrez explain how, as a licensed child care site, the recreation center cant have cigarette butts on its playground, but it often does. When that happens, staff cleans the butts, she After little debate, President Nolan Slone suggested that the Teen Council present the councils opinion to the city council. Why not, they said, put the smoking ban in effect for half the beach, including the recreation center, and leave the other half alone? That way, Slone said, no one feels like the citys infringing on their civil liberties and the people who want a smoke-free beach can still have one. On November 1, theyll present a more detailed version of this compromise to the city council. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Sunday Dinners at Czechoslovak Center The Czechoslovak Cultural Center at 1601 49 Street S. in Gulfport serves Sunday dinners. All meals are prepared by their Czech chef. You need not be a member of the Cultural Center to attend the ethnic dinners. Call Mary at 727-573-4645 by noon on Fridays to make your reservations. Hall is available for rental; call Anna at 727-345-8707. 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.
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48 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Joint Ownership A Will or a Trust? Andy, a widower with four children, had most of his available cash invested teller at the bank told Andy that if he would hold each C/D in a trust for each of his children, there would be no probate on Andys death and each child would then automatically become the owner of one C/D. What the bank teller advised Andy was true, but Andy was probably not told the whole story. If Andy was to hold one C/D in trust for each of his children, whose money would be used if Andy required expensive surgery, 24 hour home care or care in a nursing home? Under such circumstances, what had been planned as an equal distribution on death would substantially decrease the inheritance of one or more of his children because money would be spent for Andys care. In addition, if each of Andys C/Ds were held in trust for one of his children, another problem would arise if Andy became incapacitated. No one would have access to Andys money and then it would be necessary to have the Court appoint a guardian for Andy. Even though the guardian could be one of Andys children, this could create a needless expense and a great inconvenience. At the very least, Andy should have a Will which states that whatever money is left in Andys estate after the costs of his daily living, lifetime paid will be distributed to his children equally, if that is Andys wishes. This Will, of course, would require a probate on Andys death but Andy would have been provided for during his lifetime. A much better way of handling Andys estate, however, would be for Andy to create a Living Trust. He could then place all of his assets into the trust by transferring the title to his assets from his individual name into his name as Trustee of his trust. Andy would then retain full control of his assets while he is competent, or chooses to have such control, but upon his incapacity the successor trustee that he names in the trust (this may be one or more of his children) takes over control of Andys assets, pays his bills and keeps a record of receipts and disbursements. The trust will do the following things for Andy and his children: costs and provide for immediate distribution of all assets on Andys death. 2. Avoid the necessity of a guardianship if Andy is incapacitated. 3. Provide money management during Andys lifetime if Andy is
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52 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors 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.TRAVELING HAIRDRESSER AVAILABLELicensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 5224562 or Cell 410-5419. 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 MATURE MALE DANCERS-Wanted. Call Forever Young for interview/details. 727-3604406. GRANDMA/NANNY SITTER NEEDED-1 day per week (Wed. preferred). 3.5mo. old in Gulfport. Must have transportation and local references. Please leave message @ 727384-4171. Automotive 1985 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE-$800. 1970 Chevy 1 Ton Dump Truck $1200. Motorcycles. Call Johnny 727-430-1035. 1994 CHEVY LUMINA APV MINI-Van. White w/Blue Interior, Very Clean. V-6 w/150,125 Miles. Good Condition, Good MPG. $2750. 727-360-0616 or 727-483-0341. 2003 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE One Owner. Low Mileage, Garage Kept. Leather Interior, Must See to Appreciate. $9000. obo 267-421-7759. 2003 VICTORY TOURING CRUISER31K, New Battery. Mustang Seat & Original. Injury Forces Sale. $5000 o.b.o. 727-321-6206.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 Furniture/Appliances GORGEOUS QUEEN BEDROOM-Set. Almost Brand New. Bed w/headboard, Includes Mattress and Boxspring, Dresser w/Mirror, 2 Nightstands. High Gloss Champagne Color. $750. Takes All. Contact Annie Thompson after 4pm. 727-743-7355. ANTIQUE ARMOIRE BUILT-in1850. By my Great Grandfather. Handcrafted in Solid Oak. Break away. Appraised at $2400. Asking $900. 727-424-7309. FACIAL & MASSAGE BEDAlso Five Dioptor Magnifying Lamp w/castors. $250/Both. 727686-3074. General GOING OUT OF BUSINESS-Display Cases, Glass Racks, Cutting Table, Beveled Mirrors, Windows. alittle bit of Everything! Gulfport Glass 1501 49th St. S. 727-430-1035. DISNEY BROTHER PACESETTER-ULT 2003D Sewing Machine $2500. Also Bernina Artista 180 Sewing Machine, both with Embroidery $1300. Both Excellent Conditon with Many Extras. 727-520-5644. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 2 1961 QUARTITE LAMPS 33 Tall w/Original Shades. Good Condition, $125. 727-3600602.AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. INCREASE YOUR INCOMEGet Rid of Gas & Food Expenses. (24 Hour Recorded Message) Call 941-564-9868 or Email: Cathy@RecessionBuster4All.com We have weekly live local presentations at Feather Sound in Clearwater. GAS FIRE LOGS-Used Twice. $300. obo 727686-0134. Wanted Plumbing Business Opportunity THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Automotive PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 53 Yard/Garage Sale CRAFT SHOW-Sat. Oct. 29th, 9am-5pm. Our Savior Lutheran Church. 301 58th St. S. (near Central Ave.) St. Petersburg. Great Variety of Crafts. Bring a Canned food or Peanut Butter jar to enter into a dinner Certicate Rafe.808 59TH ST. S. FRIDAY & SATURDAY8-12. Tools, Furniture, Ladders, Some Antiques. 1901 56TH ST. S.-Sat. 8am.-2pm. Mr. Christmas Items, Jim Shore fall Collectibles. Lots of Goodies! BIG YARD SALE1119 Hull St. Saturday, 8-? Furniture, Household Goods, Childrens Stuff, Etc. 2649 TIFTON ST. S.-Saturday 10am.-2pm. Lamps, Furniture, Household. GARAGE & YARD SALE -6891 4th St. S. Fri. & Sat. 8am.-5pm. Patio Furniture, Bedroom Set, Misc. Everything Must Go!!ISLAND WIDE GARAGE SALE Paradise Island Area of Treasure Island. Over 80 Residents Participating. Saturday Nov. 5, 2011. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE-Holy Cross Catholic Church Hall, 7851 54th Ave. No., St. Petersburg. October 27th thru 29th, Thurs/Friday 9-4, Saturday 8:30-Noon. HUGE 4 FAMILY SALE-6334 Emerson Ave. S. Friday & Saturday 8am.-2pm. Quality Ladies Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Shoes, Some Tools, Household, Baby, Misc. ESTATE SALE-Saturday 8am.-Noon. 419 23rd St. N. (Kenwood). FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9AM.-12 -Halloween, X-mas, Kid Stuff & Many Misc. 5706 Tangerine Ave. S. 1437 56TH ST. S.-Thur., Fri. & Sat. 8am.-4pm. Tons of Clothing all Sizes. Tools, Fishing, Brica-Brac, Taxidermy, Art, Harley and More! 641 59TH ST. S.-Sat. & Sun. 7am.-2pm. Furniture, Dishes, Misc. ALL HOUSE CONTENTS-Including Art work and Antique Furniture. Sat. & Sun. 8am.-? 2127 3rd Ave. N. MINI ESTATE & YARD SALE-Friday & Saturday. Furniture, Sectional Couch, Paintings, Old Prints, Stuff! 1708 55th St. S. Gulfport. NEED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT For Your Home? Our prices and services beat everyone in town. You deserve the best! Call LAND OF LIBERTE REALTY today at 727-360-2006, ask for Argie.GULFPORT NEWLY REMODELEDLarge 1BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. $600/Mo. plus Security/Utilities. Must See! 727-347-1017. STUDIO APT-Cable & Electric Included. New Kitchen, 1 Bath, Central AC. Very Private. Beautiful Floors. Excellent & Safe Area. Off Street Parking. $550/Mo. +Deposit (1 person only). 877 42nd Ave. N. St. Pete 727-4184885. VERY SPACIOUS CLEAN-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Reserved Parking 727360-4054. 4551-1/2 3RD AVE. S.1BR/1BA Cottage, $495/Mo. & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. VERY LARGE 2/1Plus Florida Room, Breakfast Nook, Private Laundry/Storage Room. Apt in Gulfport Art District. Newly Renovated, Beautiful, Walk-In Closet. $800/Mo. Includes Water. 727-687-0568. 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. 4911 5TH AVE. S. 3BR House. Large living room & dining room, freshly painted, new carpet, fenced back yard. $795/Mo. First & Last. Call 323-0051 9a.m.-5p.m. 3BR/1BAUtility Room, W/D, Dishwasher, New Kitchen, Huge Yard, Deck, Hot Tub. $850/ Mo., $750 Deposit. 727-515-6568. FIVE TOWNS 55+ ACTIVE-Retirement Community. 1BR/1BA, Screened Patio, 840sqft. Water, Gas Cable Included. $650/Mo. $650/ Sec. Credit Check 727-547-1314. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. FENCED 3BR/2BA HOUSE-Large front porch, familyroom, CHA, clean & spacious. Section 8 ok. Washer/Dryer hook-up. $1100/ mo. plus security. 727-823-1020. RENT TO OWN MOBILE HOME-55+. 2BR/1.5BA, Corner Lot with Large Porch. $400/Mo. plus Purchase Option. St. Petersburg 727-744-3500. GULFPORT 2519 BEACH BLVD. S.Large 1 Bedroom, Open Floor Plan. Wood Floors. 7 Blocks to Beach. $650/Mo. 727-822-2955. SPACIOUS 1BR CONDONewer Section Terrace Park, near 60th & Park St. N. Screened porch overlooking beautiful lake. Breakfast bar, fully carpeted, storage room. Utilities except electric included. Reserved Parking, $700/Mo. Annual, 1 Mo. Security, 55+. Small Pet okay with security. 727-385-8690, 727-345-8761. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES55+, 1BR/1BA, Florida Room, Pool, 6th Floor. Annual $650/ Mo. Includes Cable, Hot Water, Gas (Cooking). Call 727-345-0993. Wanted City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Yard/Garage Sale PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Rent
54 Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 ST. PETE BEACH-2BR/2BA/1CG, Cottage. Complete Remodel, Water included, $975/mo. Also extra large efciency (near Corey Ave). $595/Mo. Water Included. 727-804-5694, 727946-3331. STUDIO APT. FOR RENT-$600/Mo. Includeds Utilities. Nice Neighborhood near Stetson. Completely Furnished. 1st/last & Security. 727-415-2992 or 727-424-9269. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman & Secretary. possible live-in. 727289-3588. GULFPORT 2/2 DEN/OFFICEWhirlpool Bath, Corner Lot, Fenced Yard. $1000/Mo. & Security. 727-667-7127. 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, Water Included, Free Parking. 727-614-2880. GULFPORT BEACH/ART DISTRICT1 Large Bedroom, Sunroom, Perfect for Professional or Senior. Covered Carport, Walk out to Garden. $690/Mo. 727-323-3028. 4554 25TH AVE. S.2BR/1BA/1CG, Lovely Home w/New Paint & Carpet. $850/Mo. plus Deposit. Call 239-218-3177 or 239-898-9494. EAGLE CREST AREA-2BR/1BA/1CG, CHA. Spacious Family Rm. Dining Rm. Kitchen, Screened in Patio, Large Fenced Yard. $875/ Mo. plus Security. 727-345-3564. 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. 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. FABULOUS GULFPORT-Beach Blvd. ofce Building for rent! Great visibility for your Business! $1500/Mo. Call Marie Drew/REMAX Preferred 727-657-1259. www.mariedrew.com 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $600/Mo. No Dogs. 773-5631194. EFFICIENCY AT BUTTERFLY-Inn. Comfortable, Clean & Cozy. $500/Mo., 1st and last. Background Check. Water Included. 727-3234130. $100 Discount to Permaculturist. GULFPORT SPACIOUS 1BR$625/Mo. Includes water. 1-story, laundry on-site, terrazzo oors, fresh paint, clean quiet neighborhood, large closets. Spacious!! 727-321-8582.PASADENAChateaux Tower Great View from this lovely 1BR/1.5BA Condo. All Amenities, clubroom, pool, covered parking. Annual, No Pets, $800/ Mo. MARCOUX REALTY, 727-347-1535 or 727-360-9494. ST. PETE CONDO-55+, Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA with Large Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $596/Mo. +$500/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 727-686-1964. 2807 BEACH BLVD.-2BR/1BA/1CG +Den. CHA, Oak rs, Clean, $975/Mo., 1st & last. 727-403-5000. 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. READY NOV. 1Furnished Efciency, All Amenities, All utilities included, Including Internet and Cable. $650 mo. 727-321-4191. 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. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. COTTAGE ON BUSLINE-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, Washer/Dryer, Water, WiFi Included, $650/ Mo. Clean & Quiet. Close to Stetson. 727384-9154. BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA FIRST FLOOR3542 41st Ave. S. 55+, Yearly Lease, Move-In Ready, Gated, Pools, Parking, Close to Shopping/Bus. Pet Okay. $650/Mo. 727-492-9065. see pictures at http://www.postlets.com/rst/5834362 SO. PASADENA-Near Stetson. 2BR/1BA. Washer/dryer hookup. $765/mo. 2BR/1BA w/ den, House w/garage & screened porch. $895/ mo. 727-345-7036. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1 & 2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. No Pets 727-410-4209. 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. GULFPORT 3BR/2BA/1CGNewer Home, $1100/Mo. Annual. Michael Schaffer, REALTY RESOURCES, 727-409-1347.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+Central Heat/Air. Water, Sewer, Gas, Cable, Included. Swimming Pool, Fitness Center. $625/Mo. +Sec. Furniture Optional. Available 11/1 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. BAY ISLAND-55+, unfurnished 1BR/1BA, carport, open water view. Clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pools. Annual rent, $800/ mo. 727-480-7834. PASS-A-GRILLE 2BR/1.5BA Utilities/Cable included. Newly Renovated, Long Term $1600/ Mo. $1000/Deposit. Spectacular Views! Pool, Balcony overlooking Gulf. No Pets/Smoking. 321-948-3887. 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. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT2BR/1BA, Garden Apt. Newly Renovated. New A/C/Ceiling Fan. Very Clean. No Pets, $750/Mo. plus Electric, Annual. 727-321-7966. Accommodations to Share ROOM FOR RENT-Gulfport. $475/Mo. Utilities, Cable, Wi-Fi, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info. Very Clean! 727-384-9154. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Real Estate Wanted WANTED TO RENT IN GULFPORT-Small House to Mature Woman with 2 Dogs at a Reasonable Rent. Relocating from the West and Need a Clean Home in a Quiet Area with a Fenced Yard and Parking. Employed Medical Editor who works at home. Soon to be Semi Retired/Semi Employed. Home Owner for 15yrs. Please reply to chamisa1@zianet. com or 575-737-0998. Time Frame Beginning of January but can be Flexable. Real Estate for Sale SUN KETCH EXCLUSIVE2/2, 920SF Townhome 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. PELICAN CREEK VILLAGE CONDO-with Amazing Pond and Golf Course view. 2/2 with 1 Car Carport, Remodeled Kitchen, Pergo Flooring, Sunroom, Indoor Laundry, Storage Galore. Wonderful 1st oor, Corner Unit. $169,900. LUBIN TEAM REALTY 727-4105707. 2BR/2BA CONDOEnd unit on Water. Partially Furnished. Shore Manor. S. Pasadena. $115,000. By Owner 815-621-1690 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE-55+. 2BR/1.5BA Corner Lot with Large Porch. New Floors. Central Air. $8000. 66th St. N. St. Petersburg. 727-744-3500. ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $30,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-636-7701. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals
Gabber October 27 November 2, 2011 55 GULFPORT 50X104 LOT51st Way South and 17th Ave. Quiet kid friendly neighborhood Residential lot, $34.900 Call 321-1793 or 5027530 Real Estate for Sale
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