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No. 2241 January 19 January 25, 2012 Lets Go Fly a Kite Estephanie Lopez, 6, tries her hand at kite-ying at this past weekends Treasure Island Kite Festival. The 15th annual festival and competition took place on Saturday and Sunday. The young Ms. Lopez practiced with the assistance of her father while her mother watched. The Lopez family lives in Largo. Blazing on the BeachAndy Strickland, a St. Petersburg lawyer, enjoys his cigar on Gulfport Beach Saturday morning. He was one of a small group who met to enjoy a smoke and protest the tobacco-free beach.See Story, page 3 GulfportsClean Energy Program FloundersThe citys PACE program lacks an administrator, but it could still progressBy Cathy Salustri Last year Gulfport city council approved PACE, a program that would allow commercial property owners to make energy-saving improvements by borrowing against their propertys equity. At the time, many in the city including councilman David for property owners. Despite those concerns, the council approved the program and began searching for a company to administer the program. Last night, the only company bidding for the job failed to win the bid. Councilman Sam Henderson made a motion to approve the contract and, in a rare move, no other member of council seconded the motion. Without discussion, the motion to contract with District Management Services (DMS) died. After the meeting, two councilmembers said they See Pace, page 28Election Gets UglyGulfport Incumbent David Hastings Reports Campaign Signs Stolen; His Opponent Admonishes ThiefBy Cathy Salustri Incumbent David Hastings says someone stole 13 of his campaign signs Gulfport. On Saturday morning, Hastings called the police and told them a Gulfport Boulevard resident, who asked that we omit her name from this article, told him she saw somebody rip up his campaign sign in front of Gulfport Veterinarian. According to the police report, a stocky white male with salt and pepper hair and a red circular emblem on his sleeve pulled up to Gulfport Veterinarian, reached out of his car, grabbed a sign and ripped it up. He then drove off. When the Gabber asked, the witness The witness could not identify the subject and did not get the tag number, but saw Hastings replacing the sign and told him what she saw. Thats when Hastings called the police. Staff at Gulfport Veterinarian say See Signs, page 25
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Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 3 Blazing on the BeachBy Cathy Salustri Hoping for a ticket to test Gulfports new law against smoking on the beach, a small group braved the wind Saturday morning. Their purpose? To smoke on the beach, get a ticket, the beach tobacco ban. Despite their best efforts, police would not issue the group tickets, but not because the police agreed with the protesters or the citys right to wouldnt ticket the smokers because the police chief said he didnt think the signs would stand up in court. If somebody were to go into court with a picture of that sign... I think we would lose, Police chief Rob Vincent told the Gabber. The city has some signs posted, but he says their placement would leave a reasonable question that smoking is only prohibited in the pavilion or where these signs are. Despite the chief trying to contact Strickland to let him know the smoke-in would not meet with the groups desired results, the smokein took place as scheduled. Were out here today to challenge the unlawful smoking ordinance in Gulfport thats clearly preempted by state statute, attorney Andy Strickland said. What the city of Gulfport (is) trying to do is pass something that they dont have the authority to do. The police chief told the Gabber tickets for tobacco use as soon as the city posted appropriate signs. Once the signs are in place, the citations, he said. So will Strickland and his group. Once the signs are posted, then well be back, he said. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. 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.
4 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Gulfport Celebrates Arbor Day On Friday, January 20th at 10 a.m., the City of Gulfport celebrates the life of trees and their importance through honoring Arbor Day. This event will be held this year at Tomlinson Park (corner of 54th St. S. and 19th Ave. S.). The Gulfport Recreation Division have included the children from the School Year Child Care Program to read excerpts, the Gulfport Teen Council will provide refreshments and a new tree will be planted in Tomlinson Park. Free Pecan and Myrtle Leaf Holly seedlings will be available to the guests who attend. The Mayor and Council will also be there during the celebration. All are welcome. Azalea Disc Golf CompetitionST. PETERSBURGEnter the Disc Golf Clinic and Competition for youth and beginners on Saturday, January 21 beginning at 9 a.m. at Azalea Park. All you need is a two-person team consisting of at least one player age 16 or younger. The other player can be any age. Scores for 18 holes of play will be combined. Trophy discs will be awarded to the top three teams and there will be plenty of giveaways for all participants. The cost is $25 per team and includes 18 holes of competition, lunch by Chipotle Mexican Grill, an instructional clinic and players package complete with a new disc and many more giveaways. Teams can register for the event at the Azalea Recreation Center, in Azalea Park, 1600 72nd St. N. For more registration information www. stpete.org/recreation or call Cory Kapes at 727-893-7150 to sign up.Trash & Treasures Sale Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 100 Pasadena Avenue N. in St. Petersburg will hold a Trash & Treasures Sale on Saturday, January 21st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use the Fellowship Hall entrance on Pinellas Way. Light lunch is available for $3. Doors will not open before 9 a.m.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 5 Early Voting Starts January 21 for Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections For Pinellas County voters, Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark announces that early voting for the January 31 Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 21. A new state law changed the dates for early voting, which will now begin 10 days prior and end three days prior to an election. The new law affects all but clearance order and cannot implement the new law until it is pre-cleared by a federal court. We want to emphasize to Pinellas voters that our early voting dates are different than those for our friends in Hillsborough County, Clark said, and the hours will also vary from county to county throughout the state, as they did in the past. In Pinellas County, early voting will be conducted January 21-28 in all three and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, PER NEW STATE LAW. Voters can check early voting wait times online at www.votepinellas.com. Early voting locations: Rd., Largo, 33773 Petersburg, 33701 Only the Republican Party is having a presidential primary. Florida is a closed primary state; only registered Republicans are eligible to vote for the Republican presidential nominee. Five municipalities will also have elections on January 31. All registered voters in Clearwater, Kenneth City, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, and St. Pete Beach Districts 1 and 3 may vote in their respective nonpartisan municipal elections. All eligible voters may also vote by mail or at a precinct on Election Day. To request a mail ballot, call 727-464-VOTE (8683) or visit www.votepinellas. com. Huge Yard Sale in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is hosting its next huge yard sale on Saturday, January 21st from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. All are welcome to sell their items or come seeking great bargains. There are both 10 x 10 indoor and outdoor spaces for SPB residents and $17.50 for non-residents. There is no fee for shoppers. Registration is going on yours! Call 363-9245. Gulfport Art Center to hold Meeting City of Imagination is hosting a meeting to talk about what people want to see at the Gulfport Art Center, (i.e., concepts and visions about the space). This will also be an open house for anyone who wants to teach workshops, classes or get private or group studio time to learn about how to do so. The meeting will be held in the newly updated Gulfport Art Center, 2726 54th Street S. on Saturday, January 21 from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, feel free to contribute to the fare. Visit www.CityofImagination.info or call Jessica Sager at 727-686-2564. Like them on Facebook to stay informed about upcoming events and exhibits.
6 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Coyotes Recently Seen in the Area I have gotten reports recently all over the place, in Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, in Gulfport and in South Pasadena about day time sightings so throw out that rule about dusk to dawn critters, stated Vice Mayor David Hastings. He also received a call from a citizen who reported seeing one in his driveway at approximately 5 p.m. Here is some important information from the Pinellascounty.org website to prevent the threat of Coyotes: outside where it will attract wildlife. around dwellings. This reduces cover for coyotes and their prey, such as rodents and other small animals. coyotes have been known to seriously injure children. Do not leave young children unattended, even in a backyard. are favorite prey for coyotes. Keep pets indoors, especially at night. When not indoors, keep dogs and cats leashed at all times. There is a Pinellas County Ordinance that prohibits dogs or cats from roaming freely. or dusk hours, which are coyotes normal feeding times (Note: You may see a Coyote anytime if it is rabid). Avoid using a retractable leash. Coyotes will notice a dog walked frequently on an extended leash. The coyote will come back, grab the dog, and leave the owner holding an empty leash. When walking a pet, carry a stick, whistle or air horn. sure the coyotes know that they are not welcome. Make loud noises, throw rocks in their direction or spray with a garden hose. Vice Mayor David Hastings also states I have only been told about one coyote at a time so its possible its only one. I was told about a coyote about this size being seen on Bay Drive and this may be the same one. Please be careful when outside and obviously dont leave any small children or pets outside alone until we are sure we have no more sightings. If you would like more information concerning coyotes or would like to report a sighting, please go to the Cities website at www.mygulfport. us or call Pinellas County Animal Services at 727-582-2600.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 7 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Road Construction Q: What's going on along Blind Pass? Who's paying for the road construction? What is the purpose and when will it be done? A: The same thing thats happening on Gulf Boulevard landscaped medians. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is paying for the work, which should be done in the next three or four months, according Have a question about how your city works? Send it to News@theGabber.com Industrial Arts Center News The Industrial Arts Center in Gulfport announces that Glass Blowing Ladies Night is scheduled for Friday, January 20th from 6-10 p.m. Space is limited for Ladies Night, so reservations are required. Visitors are also invited to blow their own glass masterpiece during Art Walk on Saturday evening, January 21, 6-10 p.m. Registration is open for Sculptural Welding and Fun with Torches lampwork series. For more information or to register, call 727-289-9365 or visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Second Monthly Prayer Gathering Like-minded individuals are meeting for the second time at the Gulfport beach park on Shore Blvd., shelter #5 on Sunday, January 22nd from 3-4 p.m. to share prayers. This is ongoing each Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. All are welcome.
8 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Party under the Lights If you couldnt make it to the PassA-Grille Centennial Celebration then you have another chance to Party Under the Lights on Saturday, January 21st from 4-10 p.m. Come down to historic 8th Avenue, in PassA-Grille, which will be closed off between Pass-A-Grille Way and Gulf Way for the festivities. There will be live music featuring the Evanderland Band, dancing in the streets, food for sale by local vendors, beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments to be sold by the Association. The shops will be open until 8 p.m. Bring your chairs and join the fun at the Celebration under the Lights on 8th. The Pass-A-Grille Community Association is hoping to make this a quarterly event and they look forward to seeing you there! Town Shores Golf Outing Residents of Town Shores and guests are invited to participate in the next golf outing to be held Saturday, January 28 at Twin Brooks Golf Course, 3800 22nd Avenue in St. Petersburg. This captain and crew format event will begin with an 8:30 a.m. tee off, registration at 8:15 a.m. The fee of $27 includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and beverage at Beef O Bradys, 4775 34th Street, and prizes. Golf club rentals ($3.75) and walking carts ($2.68) are available at the course. (Please note there are no riding carts available.) Submit a foursome or they will pair you up. Any level of player is welcome to join! Cash payments can be submitted to Ellen Johnson, Manchester Bldg, #207 by January 23rd. For more information, contact Ellen at 727-345-2109 email firstname.lastname@example.org or Natalie Reardon, Diplomat #107, at 813343-8918, email natreardon@gmail. com. Take a Basic Drawing Class The Gulfport Arts Center, a City of Imagination Project, will offer a Basic Drawing Workshop on Saturdays starting January 28 and running through March 3 from 1-2:30 p.m. The Center is located at 2726 54th Street S. in Gulfport. For more information or to pre-register, contact the instructor, Joseph Weinzettle, at 727-418-5083 or email to email@example.com.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 9 Bark for Life Come join the American Cancer Bark for Life Event. On January 21st, dogs and their owners can come out help raise funds and awareness for begins at 2 p.m. with registration and a walk honoring survivors and concludes at 6 p.m. with a doggy parade down Shore Blvd. (so bring your pups dressed to impress!). This noncompetitive walk is a fundraising opportunity that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. It is $10 to register and all proceeds go to the American the world celebrate more birthdays. There will be music, doggy giveaways and plenty of fun. Canine participants must be kept on a leash at all times (max. 6 feet), have proof of current canine vaccinations and be six months old or older. Only canines and their humans may participate and should respect each others space at the event. Gulfport Recreation Center is located at 5730 Shore Boulevard S. Contact Sandy Valentine at 727320-2069 or like them on Facebook at Bark For Life-Gulfport. Sons of Italy Fashion Show Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S., will host a Fashion Show with fashions by Bealls Dept. Store on Sunday, February 5th from 12:30-4 p.m. Event includes entertainment by a Frank Sinatra impersonator, dinner and dessert for $15 donation. the Alzheimers Association. Public is invited. Call 727-798-6355 or visit Club to hold Annual Card and Game Party ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Club announces their annual Card and Game Party, scheduled for Saturday, February 4th from 1-4 p.m. The party will be held at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, and will feature door prizes as well as and coffee and desserts. A donation to the Community Club of $4 will be collected at the door. The party is open to the public come alone or with a friend. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing games and cards and supporting a local philanthropic cause. Call 360-8216 for more information.
10 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Letters Gulfport City Council Debate Dear Editor: I read the article about the debate for Gulfport City Council, I experienced two emotions. I was extremely disappointed by the "slinging of mud" that seemed to be a priority for the candidates in Ward 1. I was very happy with the apparent respect and understanding that seemed to be apparent by the candidates of Ward 3. The candidates of Ward 3 seemed to be more concerned about the issues than their opposing candidate, and for this resident and voter of Gulfport, that is very reassuring. It is time, in my opinion, that candidates talk about the issues that are being confronted by the populace on a daily basis, and the candidates in Ward 3 did just that. I realize that politics have changed over the years, but as a voter and resident, I am concerned with the issues and their resolutions. Ms. Salmon is to be commended for all of what she has done for the town of Gulfport. Before she was on the City Council, she worked tirelessly as a concerned citizen of Gulfport. Ms. Salmon was instrumental in getting the HRO passed, she was Progressives, her energy and education have helped the city of Gulfport in many diverse ways. In reading the article regarding the debate for City Council for Gulfport, it seems to me, that the candidates for Ward 1 were more concerned about their personal image and not the image of Gulfport. The concern of these candidates did not seem to many of us, it seemed that they were more concerned with attacking each other. I am extremely grateful to the Gabber for printing this article, by reading this and other supporting information, it reinforced my opinion on politics in Gulfport, or any small in a small pond, much harder to be demonstrated by the candidates in Ward 1. One thing that I urge the various residents of Gulfport to do, is attend a City Council meeting, or a Town Hall meeting put on by their City Councilperson, this affords us to see and hear the pros and cons of politics in a small town. When I hear a person complaining about a certain issue, I try to ask if that individual voted or not, if that person did not vote, their opinion/complaining is not paramount to me. No matter where one lives, what voting is extremely important. The various forms of information are out there, this article in the Gabber is but one that is readily available to the public. As has been said before, an informed public is an active public. Hopefully the Gabber will continue to print relevant articles concerning the City Council election.Mark L GranthamMake St. Pete Beach a Family Place Again Dear Editor: Over the years, many people in the area have helped to make St. Pete Beach a beautiful place to live. Corey Avenue, the Don CeSar and the Pass-a-Grille area, St. Pete Beach. My big concern is the two adult businesses that are now in our area which includes The Mermaids Gentlemen's Club and the adult book store. Research shows that in adult business areas, crime is 23% higher an sex-related crime is up over 20%. And in real estate, homes in the study areas appreciated at only half the rate of homes in other areas of the city. In our past history, over 40 citations have been issued against the Mermaid Club by St. Pete Beach Police. The Club can have freedom of expression and speech but they shouldn't be able to break the law more than 40 times. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Dept. told me that if a club in the unincorporated areas had three citations, they would shut it down. We need to shut these places down and make St. Pete Beach a beautiful family place again. W. PaarlbergMy Recent Experience with Dispatch Dear Editor : This past Monday, I dispatch since it was contracted out to the Pinellas County Sheriff. After enjoying breakfast at Stella's, stormwater grate in the middle of Gulfport Blvd. at 56th Street in front of our house had caved in and was sitting about 6 inches below the surface of the road. It looked extremely dangerous, so I stayed nearby to steer cars away, and called the Gulfport Police non-emergency line. I explained the situation, and the dispatcher told me that she would Within two minutes, a Police car arrived, and it was our Police Chief. He assessed the situation, and with to reseat the grate, until Pinellas County could make the permanent repair. I remarked at how quickly he had arrived, and he showed me his patrol car laptop, and explained to me that he had responded to the call as soon as it showed on the computer screen, BEFORE IT WAS EVEN DISPATCHED! The ability to respond to a NON-DISPATCHED call, is something we did not have with the old system. Now THAT'S progress!!Douglas Hudson
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 11 Come to the Tea Dance at the Senior Center Dance to the music of Chuck and Friends at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., on Tuesday, January 31st at 2 p.m. Tickets are $2. Call 727-893-2237. Gulfport Public Library Welcomes Pinellas County Extension Through its Pinellas Energy Extension is promoting a new gadget that aims to get citizens more energy conscious and eco-friendly. Gulfport is one of the eight Pinellas County libraries hosting the class. The presentation there is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th from 10-11 a.m. Gulfport Library is located at 5501 28th Ave. S. (enter on 27th Ave. S. side). The Kill-A-Watt Energy Monitor is a simple tool used to see how much energy the devices in a home are actually using, whether they are on or off. Users simply plug the monitor into an outlet, plug an appliance into the monitor, follow The Kill-AWatts instructions and watch it work. The monitor measures various aspects of electrical consumption, from voltage of an outlet to watts and exactly how much energy and money is being consumed by most of their household electronics. Pinellas County Extension and the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative have come together to make these Kill-A-Watt monitors available for check-out at their libraries to make the assessment of personal energy consumption even easier. Extension specialists will also be holding upcoming classes at select libraries to further explain how the monitors work and to give easy tips in their effort to decrease electric bills and increase environmental friendliness.
12 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Classic Car Show to Benet Charities, Teens A Classic Car Show is coming on February 4th on the Tangerine Greenway (49th St. and 18th Ave. S.) in Gulfport from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show fee is $30 per vehicle and there will be trophies awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Mayors Choice. Event features food and crafts, live music all day, moon walks, bungee jump and rock wall for the kids and 50/50 drawings and same fees apply. Email jsrtraining@ aol.com for vendor information and competition entry forms. Call Phil at 727-327-3509 for vendor and sponsorship opportunities. Enforcement Charities, Gulfport Teen Council and the Gulfport Police Explorers. Annual Charity Ball to Benet ACHST. PETERSBURGThe Evening Branch of the All Childrens Hospital Guild is proud to present the 81st Charity Ball, with the theme An Enchanted Evening. This year, the Charity Ball will be held on January 28 from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Avenue NE. Tickets are $250 per person. The Charity Ball was originally started more than 80 years ago by women in the St Petersburg community to help raise funds for charity. It became a fundraiser of the original Crippled Childrens Hospital. The Charity Ball has been held in St. Petersburg each year since, with the exception of a few years during World War II. The women of the All Childrens Hospital Guild Evening Branch work hard throughout the year planning the Charity Ball. Attendees can look forward to appetizers, libations, dinner, a 10-piece band, dancing and a live and silent auction. There is something for everyone, including special live entertainment! The Evening Branch has a reputation of keeping their guests wondering until that evening just what the theme is all about and giving guests that feeling of awe upon entering the ballroom. To purchase tickets to the Charity Ball, please contact Janet Lynn at 727-347-6288 or blumerlynn@aol. com. St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to its meeting on Saturday, January 21st at Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg at 11:30 a.m. The speaker is Minister Ruth Murphy, a Minister of Music and the Word from Inverness. In order to use the restaurant facility, a food purchase (large or small) is required. Call 727327-9070 or 727-348-3587.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 13 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshop The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue). A 30 minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, February 3rd at 5 p.m. This program covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as Florida and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. bike/pedestrian law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. A 15 minute WalkWise Pedestrian Safety and 90 minute BikeSmart program will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The WalkWise Pedestrian Safety covers Florida pedestrian laws, demographics and important safety tips. All attendees will receive a free bookmarks. The BikeSmart Class covers important information for riding a bicycle in the roadway as a legal vehicle. The course material includes Florida bicycle laws, route selection, lane positioning, appropriate attire, carrying gear, handling intersections and safety tips. All BikeSmart attendees will receive a front or back Reservations are required as spaces are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Pedestrian Campaign, at 813974-9215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 15 Keeping your Resolutions is Easy!ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex has everything you need to master some new hobbies, lose weight, and stay healthy, even when the weather is cooler. The Community Center offers a workout room with treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, and free weights as well as an indoor basketball gymnasium. The heated pool is perfect for lap swimming, water aerobics classes, or taking your swimming to the next level with their Masters Program. There are many weekly classes to help people shape, such as Body Overhaul, Sport Walking and Step-N-Swing using the Body Bat, many different styles of dance, Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and various stretching and toning classes. You can practice relaxation with four different types of Yoga classes, Tai Chi and Qui Gong, or enroll in a Stress Management class. Adults can join our basketball or softball leagues or stop by to play some Pickleball, Mah Jong, Duplicate Bridge or Table Tennis. Those wanting to try out a new hobby can try their hand at creative painting. The St. Pete Beach Community Center can help you make all of your resolutions a reality. Call 363-9245 and visit www.spbrec.com to get started. Cleaning Closets? Is your new year resolution to clean out your closets and free up space you desperately need? Well, Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your clean, gently used household, clothing, small furniture and miscellaneous items. Sophies is always accepting donations which may be dropped off noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or call the church at 321-3620 for pick up at your convenience. They are also in need of some free standing shelving for the store. If you have any not being used and would like to donate, please call 3213620.
16 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Calling all Gulfport Neighbors to ActionBy Douglas Hudson McLaughlin of the Gulfport Police Department has made us aware of a neighbor in distressThis is urgent! Instead of a litter cleanup this month, Gulfport Neighbors, with cooperation from the City of Gulfport, will be lending a hand to one of our Gulfport citizens in need of our assistance. We will be removing old fencing, installing donated fencing, trimming trees, raking, hauling debris, removing an unsafe deck, and much more! Come out to help on Saturday, January 28th, at 8 a.m. to 5200 8th Avenue S. This is a large job, so we need as many volunteers as possible. Please invite all of your friends. Water will be provided, but please bring work gloves, rakes, tree pruners, wheelbarrows, shovels, hammers, and other tools. We could also use an air compressor and nail gun. success, with a total of 199 volunteers! Please, invite all of your friends and make this our most successful event yet! For more information, please call Doug at 727-744-9248. Follow this event on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ pages/Gulfport-Neighbors/12 0966434676930?sk=events#!/ events/219589624795789/. Flea Market Vendors Wanted market at King of Peace MCC, 3150 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Space rental is $20; tables are $5. Please call Jeannie at 727735-7094 or Peggy at 727-323-5857 for information and registration form.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 17 Non-Prots Offer Something New Each Week at MarketGULFPORTUsed books at low prices, tickets to a charity dance, works of art in clay, and energyofferings that will be available in the coming weeks at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Since the fall season, the Market has been offering a free vendor space each week to a a dozen groups have participated so far, including dog rescue groups offering pets for adoption, groups representing the arts, environmental advocacy, and Gulfport history, as well as social service groups offering community outreach. line-up: well as free promotional items. St. Petersburg, offering creative expression opportunities to people with developmental disabilities, will showcase the works of its resident artists for sale. will be promoting and selling tickets to their Feb. 17th charity dance Foundation. Gulfport Library will return, offering a large assortment of used books, CDs and more at bargain prices. currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and months. Dates are available Groups may use the space to offer free information, promote upcoming events and community outreach, to raise funds, or to sell items for fundraising. Any items to be sold must be pre-approved by Market managers. All funds raised in any manner individual(s). For more information and to apply, please contact Daniel Hodge, Fresh Market Coordinator, at 727-366-4086 or email@example.com. Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor the following concerts: Allreds Classic Jazz Band will play from 1-4 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Boulevrd in Pinellas Park. Admission is $10 members, $15 guests. Call 727-397-1875.
18 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The program at Allison's Orchids on February 9th has been cancelled. Instead the club is going to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count. Further details will be forthcoming. Seminar Seeks to Reduce Risk of Falling There will be a free seminar on Saturday, January 21 from 9-12 noon at the Sanderlin Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. Learn how to reduce your risk of falling and your fear of falling. Continental breakfast served. Call 727-321-9444 to register.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 19 The Gabs We went to the Town Shores candidate debate and asked Town Shores residents how they felt debates like these helped them make better-informed decisions at the ballot box.Donal Black, Town Shores resident: I like the idea of being able to see them in person and then you get a feel for how they react. Its kind of like Miss America see how they answer under pressure. Blair Libby, Town Shores resident: You see what the individual really stands for. Usually they stand for pretty much the same thing, but there are differences. Rosemarie Back, Town Shores resident and association head: You get to meet them. You get to feel their vibes. You get their reactions to your main concerns. Greg Fata, Town Shores Association Manager: The debates are good. It informs the residents here at Town Shore and helps inform the residents of the issues and what they can expect of their councilmen. It keeps the city alive.
20 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Care Givers Support Groups the health concerns of another? If so, consider coming to one of Pasadena Community Churchs Care Giver Support Groups in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. One group meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the other meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
22 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Art ClassesBy Fred Wilder The Art Guild is starting art classes on Monday, February 13th. Basic drawing will be from 9:3011:30 a.m. and basic watercolor will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost for each is $30 for six weeks or $6 per class if paid weekly. They will be held in The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. For a list of materials needed or more information call Fred at 360-8390. Learn how to nd Grant Funds St. Petersburg College, Allstate Center Campus Library is now Cooperating Collection which provides free access to computer database tools and books to help Community organizations and members are invited to a free workshop to learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online, one of the top national comprehensive grant seeking databases that gives up to date information on foundations, community foundations, grantmaking public charities, corporate giving programs, individual gifts and scholarships. This free workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 25 and St. Petersburg College -Allstate Campus. This workshop will be presented by Joyce Sparrow, M.S.L.S., a Juvenile Welfare Board Grants Specialist. Space is limited and all participants line go to https://www.spcollege.edu/ survey/9289 or contact Carolyn Geck 727 -341-4566. The Allstate Center is located at 3200 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg.
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24 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 SPCA Pet of the Week Unique is a 1 year old Pit Bull Terrier and a loving girl who and enjoys the outdoors making her an excellent walking companion. She is also quick on her feet and a fast learner, so if you enroll her in the SPCA Tampa Bay canine behavior classes, Unique is sure to be a star student. Meet Unique at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. Minnie Minnie is a 7-month-old female Shepherd mix. The best words to describe Minnie are very friendly, playful and energetic. Her favorite game is chase, especially when she is carrying a toy in her mouth. Minnie likes to take walks and is learning her basic obedience commands. She is spayed, up to date with vaccinations and microchipped. This sweet girl would do best in a home with a family that is active and has older children. To meet Minnie, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Reese is a gorgeous Calico with striking black and orange markings. Her gold eyes make her even more exquisite. She is a little shy but loves attention and will make someone a great pet. Reese is 2 years old and gets along with other cats. She has been spayed, is current on her shots and is microchipped for ID purposes. To see this sweetheart, call 727-481-5262 or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com to check out more kittens and cats for adoption. Save Our Strays SOS needs Folks to Foster Cats Save Our Strays (SOS), a no-kill organization that re-homes abandoned cats, is dealing with a disposable cat dilemma cats that have been adopted and now are being returned due to the economy. To make matters worse, Save Our Strays has no available foster homes for these kitties. All of their foster homes are maxed out. They are actively seeking volunteers willing to foster these displaced cats. These felines are looking for stability in their lives again and are usually very affectionate. Foster participants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Can you open up your heart and your home temporarily to help one of these disposed cats that has been uprooted from its loving home? They are looking for permanent foster families, also, that will provide an ongoing home for older cats that are likely not adoptable. In these cases, Save Our Strays pays for any required veterinary expenses. Call 727-481-5262.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack BarCome see our new menu for Breakfast and Lunch Items. Room also available for small luncheon meetings (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport Signs, from front pagethey dont know who took the sign. When I came in (Saturday) somebody was replacing the sign, receptionist Summer Fridland told the Gabber. By 8 oclock it was gone; by 8:30 it was replaced. They did not report the sign missing; Hastings says he noticed it gone when he drove past the veterinarian Saturday morning. removed Hastings signs; two years ago, police answered an early morning call from another eyewitness. In the early morning hours of February 13, 2010, Gulfport police dispatch received a call from Teddy Kehoe. Kehoe told police he saw a woman take Hastings campaign yard, get in the passenger side of a red truck and drive away. Hastings later reported 40 signs stolen, the report says. Gina Burke, who works for Hastings and was serving as his campaign treasurer at the time, was ill in bed and did not witness the event or speak to police. She still works for Hastings and is serving as his campaign manager in the current election. Police later presented Kehoe with photos of women, including the girlfriend of the son of Hastings opposition; Kehoe could not identify the suspect. Police questioned the son of one of Hastings opponent, Dave evidence to make an arrest. The Gabber contacted the other candidates and incumbents in the current election; Jim Perry and Jennifer Salmon both told the Gabber they had no signs up yet to be stolen. Dan Liedtke says he has had signs removed when both he and his opponent, Hastings, had signs in the same yard, but added that he had no plans to pursue the matter. I dont really care. I have more things to worry about than chasing down a campaign sign thief. The police have more important things to do, he told the Gabber. He did send a message to whoever took Hastings signs: If you are a supporter of mine and you are stealing my opponents signs, you dont represent what my campaign is about, and you should stop and return any signs you may have taken, Liedtke says. Police have assigned the current case to a detective, who will investigate the theft. Anyone with information should call the non-emergency police number, 893-1030. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com
26 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The intellectual air sign energy is strong while the sun and Neptune are in Aquarius and Saturn transits Libra. Finding common interests and improving the lot of humankind dont have to be complicated processes. Ego needs and power structures are what usually get in the way, though these types of obstacles will be greatly reduced now. The new moon purpose thats right for everyone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Every surface around has a new polish and gleam, though its no cleaner than before. Your new level of attention makes you see things differently. Its all because there is someone who sparks your curiosity and interest. The common places you go seem to light up when this person enters the scene. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Add incentives for tending to your main priorities. A sense of urgency, perhaps in the form of a deadline or a special reward, will help to reel in your attention. Your busy mind needs excitement to keep it focused. Otherwise, youre likely to spin out on meaningless and unimportant tangents. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Theres a time for dreaming and a time for doing. Youre ready to bring the airy visions of yesterday down to and get to work. You will be much more analytical than youve been in a while, too, which helps you move your efforts along sensibly. ARIES (March 21-April 19). As any accomplished movie director can attest to, theres such a thing as over-rehearsing. Youll get prepared for the busy week ahead, but there are some things that, gladly, cant be anticipated. The unknown elements are what will keep you fresh and on your toes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Concentrate on solving a problem for your boss, customer or client, and youll be a star. Avoid explaining yourself along the way or making any sort of excuse. You dont have to show people the inner workings of a job in order to have their faith. Talking too much about your process is a rookie move. Just get er done. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Romantic relationships run a natural course that usually includes a mellowing phase. So if you notice that a sense of urgency and overwhelming passion has been replaced with mutual respect and deeper understanding, this is a good sign. A sense of excitement will soon return, in a different form. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Over the course of the week, youll get in touch with your perceived limitations and also with what motivates you. This might come from the urge to delve into your subconscious. There are many methods for doing so, including dream interpretation and self-hypnosis. Youll experiment with an open mind. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You long to expand your horizons. With a little inspiration and a lot of follow through, you will soon construct an amazing adventure. Imagine how you might evolve and who you might become. Make a plan that involves travel, learning, reading and conversation. You will blossom early in this new year. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The perspective of distance is needed. Its time to get a snapshot of where you are. Identify what is already working very well in your life and what is not working so well. Once you identify the red dot that tells you you are here, you will see the route to where you want to go. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will be called on to defend yourself or someone close to you. Stay calm and as unemotional as possible. Once someone gets under your skin, youll have a hard time controlling your tongue, and you may say things you will regret for a long time afterward. So keep your guard up. Walk away if you have to. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youll receive cooperation from those who havent been very helpful up until now. The truth is that they either didnt know what to do, or didnt know how to do it. The multitude of helpful examples in the immediate environment will trigger a wave of participation. Everyone will have an easier time working together. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your need for security doesnt feel nearly as urgent as your need for spontaneity, freedom and space. Youll put the element of surprise into all you do. Youll be a host to others later in the week, and this will highlight your talents, especially your stellar sense of humor. This Week's Birthdays: Your social skills are stellar and always improving. New people warm up to you quickly, and your affable nature will attract many friends and customers. Youll use your cleverness to get into an exclusive arrangement next month. There will be an opportunity to apply what youve recently learned and make money in February. March features the freedom and independence youve been working toward, and youll take off on an adventure. July and September bring lifestyle upgrades. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Chicago Rich or by Overdue Bill Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordian Weather permitting
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 27 Training Run yields Second Place for Treasure Island Teen Last week the Gabber ran a photo of 15-year-old Hunter McCann winning Gulfports Prostate Run. This week we saw him race not one, but two days in the St. Pete Beach Classic. On Sunday, the Hunter took second place in the marathon. His father who also ran the ran said it was a training run for the teen, who competed in the Saturday run. If you ran in Sundays marathon, check the Gabbers photo gallery to see if we snapped your photo.
28 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 PACE, from front pagedidnt want to make the motion because they preferred the other vendor, Ygrene. City staff recommended Ygrene, but the company that withdrew its bid when the city opted to seek a second bid. Given the commissions direction to negotiate two contracts simultaneously and the related procurement process that followed your staffs recommendation of Ygrene to the commission, we have decided to withdraw, John Ygrene, said in an e-mail to the city manager. Whichever company administers the owners. The company would charge interest and fees. Last year council asked the city manager to get several bids for an administrator. I was not comfortable seconding the motion last night because I was not ready to give my support to the one contract presented to me, councilwoman Barbara Banno said. I didnt believe in it; I didnt want to give my support that way. I agreed to review two contracts. I understand that Ygrene didnt present us with a contract, but I also feel that also maybe we should not have micromanaged the city manager and the staff two months ago. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said she wasnt comfortable with DMS. I am in favor of affordable, clean energy... not with high interest rates, she said. The DMS proposal I thought was an inferior proposal. They didnt address my concerns YGrene backed out, Councilman Henderson said. We didnt kick YGrene out; they didnt want the competition. I think the competitive aspect is healthy. I think that puts the people who would take part in PACE in a better position. Shortly before Tuesdays council meeting, vice mayor David Hastings had told the Gabber that, despite his reservations about the PACE program hes long warned the city putting such a program in place could hurt peoples chances of getting a mortgage in Gulfport he couldnt see a reason that I cant support (approving the contract with DMS). Tuesday night, though, the vicemayor remained silent when councilman Sam Henderson made a motion to approve the contract for a PACE administrator. That (his statement made to the Gabber Tuesday afternoon) was based on a quick reading. Once I had time to read the entire agreement and look at the example, it just brought back the same issues of why I voted against PACE consistently in the past, he explained. I just dont think the PACE amounts people, the vice mayor said. I was hoping to argue that last night, but when the room went silent, I was kind of a little disappointed. At the same time, not having the motion seconded was the end result I would have been arguing for if the motion had been put up for discussion. I wasnt going to make a second, because if the second had been made, I was going to be arguing to defeat it. Mayor Mike Yakes admits that he could have passed the gavel and momentarily surrendered his position as mayor to second the motion, but cited apathy as his reason for not doing so. I could have and Im very conscious of my abilities of passing the gavel, but I was disappointed that there was not a commercial property owner there to express that it was call from a commercial property owner, Mayor Yakes said, adding that no commercial property owner had contacted him in support of the PACE program. He said Jeri Reed, a business owner supported PACE, but the tenant doesnt drive the train; the property owner does, so I allowed the process (of the motion dying) to go forward. Despite the lack of support for DMS, city manager Jim OReilly says council can still look for another administrator. The city still has its ordinance, and if city council would like to revisit it at any time, all they have to do is direct me to bring the issue back, he said.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 29 Music in the Afternoon Returns ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division and the Friends of St. Pete Beach civic group are excited to bring back the very popular Music in the Afternoon event of 2012 will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 2-4 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, with events also scheduled for March, April and May. This casual afternoon tea will feature light desserts and refreshments and plenty of dancing and socializing to the classic music of The Rhythm Kings, playing music from the 1840s to the 1940s. Those interested in attending are asked to call and pre-register by calling 727-363-9245.Rafe Items needed for Classic Car Show The 49th Street South Business Association (So49) invites local businesses and individuals to get involved in the First Annual So Classic Car Show. The So Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, February 4th on the Tangerine Greenway. The Committee is looking for gift during the day. The So Classic Car Enforcement Charities, Gulfport Teen Council and Gulfport Police Explorers. For more information, call 727-327-3509 or email jsrtraining@ aol.com. The committee then invites everyone out to enjoy the live music, food, crafts, kiddie area and of course, those So Classic cars. Maine Lobster Feast and Elvis Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S., will hold a Maine lobster feast on Sunday, January 22nd with entertainment by Elvis. Donation of $20 includes a full Maine lobster meal with desserts by Ann. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. A portion of the and food for the needy. Event is open to the public. Call 798-6355 or visit
30 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Town Shores ShufeboardPictured (L-R): Blair Libby, Jack Sutphin, Judy Bravard and Peggy Brennan. On a cold Friday the 13th, a mixed doubles tournament was held at the Town Shores Courts with Judy Bravard and partner Jack Sutphin winning the Main with partner Blair Libby winning three of four matches claiming the title. Club to Hold Annual Card/Game Party On Wednesday, January 26th the Gulfport Womens Club will be holding its Annual Card/Game Party at The First United Methodist Church on the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St. S. in Gulfport. The Card/ Game Party is the Clubs largest fundraising event with proceeds to be awarded to help the schools and Gulfports senior residents. Most tables are sold for games of four, six or eight. It is open to the public. Typical games played are bridge, canasta and tiles. Using your imagination and start your own game with a few friends (Scrabble, Boggle, etc.). If you dont have a group they will put you with one. Door prizes will be given and an auction for additional prizes. Hold the date and join them on January 26th for fun, friendship and a great lunch. For more information or to buy your tickets ($12 donation) call Petie at 727-343-6450 or Julie at 727343-6587. Anchoring and Mooring SummitST. PETERSBURGOn Tuesday, January 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. the city will host its second public meeting to collect input on a proposed pilot program to explore potential options for regulating the anchorage and mooring of vessels outside the marked The summit will be held in the Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. SE. To R.S.V.P., call the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina at 727-893-7329 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, including citizen comments and summit held last October, visit http:// www.stpete.org/marina/waterfront_ summit.asp.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 31 District One: Al Halpern (incumbent), Lorraine Huhn and Deborah Edney (challengers)Opening RemarksWere all here for a reason. Whatever that reason was that brought us here in the Lorraine Huhn Im concerned with the ecology that makes St. Pete Beach a great place to live. Al Halpern My history with St. Pete Beach goes back decades. My family started vacationing here 40 years ago. Deborah EdneyOn political action groups and city divisionI think thats pretty easy... At this point Im not supported by any PACs Al Halpern I think that two candidates who are running against me...have been supported by the hotels if you look at the Deborah Edney The committees are something in the past. We need to go forward. Lorraine HuhnComprehensive PlanTheres so much about the comprehensive plan that people dont know about. Deborah Edney The new comp plan covers a lot of ground but the biggest change were going to see there is with the 9/10 of a mile, the large hotel district the new comp plan allows the hotels to build to a density where theyd Without that Im afraid that the hotels would sell out to condominiums. Al Halpern Change is inevitable when we create an environment that is healthy for business, whether its a small dress shop or a large resort a healthy business community makes for a happy, successful city. Lorraine HuhnAbout the large hotel districts and stormwater runoff costsIt is not the job of the hotelier or the city commission to decide what those fees are Its not in our hands, its done fairly. Lorraine Huhn The stormwater fees were set up in an enterprise fund. The hoteliers dont have a choice; theres no freebies there. The only thing that is allowed is that if you can show that youve invested in a stormwater retention area then you would get a credit. Al Halpern I dont personally think that anything is a done deal. I think for every rule theres exceptions to the rule. I think that I dont want and the residents dont want another recreation center that started out to be three million dollars and ended up eight million or nine million dollars. Deborah EdneyAbout the police going to Pinellas County There is a reluctance to go to the sheriff service. Once we do that theres no turning back Even though it may be cheaper up front, I think once we do this were at the mercy of the sheriff for what they charge us. I dont think were going to save that much. Residents, feedback Ive gotten, didnt even want to go with farming out the switchboard to the Sheriff. We wanted to keep our hands on all of that. Al Halpern I havent talked to one resident that wants to get rid of our police department, including myself... but when you have a city manager (and commission) that have not dealt with an underfunding has that not been dealt with? You can say you dont want to lose your police department, but if youre pushed to the point, what are we going to do?... Weve got to do whatever we have to do to and fund their pension. Deborah Edney There is also an issue that is beyond the control of the city commission (about pension underfunding) every issue thats been mentioned has to do with communication. The communication level has been less than ideal. Lorraine HuhnAbout the proposed marina by the community centerNot one of the residents I talked to, hundreds Im talking I talked to, knew a thing about a marina... We have a marina right now, Pass-a-Grille marina, and I looked it up and... its got a full service of everything. Its got boat storage, inside facilities for large boats, small boats, sail boats, deep water slips, dock slip rentals, one day rentals, weekly rentals, one day rentals, its at all times, boat fuel of all your boat up with gas. Deborah Edney Sometimes things that look they're an A priority get bumped down to a B... There has been a diversion that has been created that has cost the city more money than we want to talk about. Lorraine Huhn Let me explain a little about the marina. Any way we can money in the city is going to ease the tax burden were sitting on property that anybody in their right mind would (convert into) a marina. Al HalpernBe sure that all things as a result of the negotiations are fair and equitable. Lorraine Huhn Weve made the unions an offer to change from a contribution plan similar to a 401k and it was a very nice 401k we offered them We cant do anything about the $22 million we already owe... Al HalpernContinued on next pageOverheard at the St. Pete Beach Candidate Forum On January 31 St. Pete Beach voters in District One and District Three will choose a representative. a League of Womens Voters debate. For a full video of the debate, please read this story online at TheGabber.com and look for the link.
32 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Its getting bigger every year because its not being dealt with every year. Ive heard it said if we eliminate our police department we can save a million dollars. Ive been told our police department make an exorbitant amount in their pension plans Deborah EdneyCorey West citizens ask for helpWith more people on the street, its not a safe haven for drug dealing or anything else anymore Whats going to make west Corey better is for the city to get more businesses there. Al Halpern Businesses are not going to help the drug problem I can tell a drug deal like a drug dealer As your commissioner I will deal and take care of that drug problem Deborah Edney This is not the same category of people who would be looking for the Four Seasons we have got to take the action that we will change the nature of the city, we will change the image. Lorraine HuhnAbout the couplet% of the people that Ive talked to on the phone dont want it. Deborah Edney We have a lack of information. I believe there was one workshop Why are we jumping to conclusions? Lorraine Huhn We only had one workshop and its certainly not a done deal by any means. There are some things I like about it and some things I dont. This is about vehicle safety, pedestrian safety Were going to have more workshops. Its kind of premature to make a decision one way or another about that. Al HalpernWhat have you done for the residents?I can take a project, I can do the analysis, and then take a simple notion of saying, OK if we work it together and we have all the analysis done then we can make a successful move. Lorraine Huhn Ive spent four years on this commission. Weve got the comp plan weve fought lawsuits about the comp plan weve done a myriad of things that make the city one and its been very frustrating and it gave me a lot of satisfaction. Al Halpern I have, for probably the last eight years, worked on the drug problem in my district. Ive worked with the police the residents I live across the street from a drug rehab and Ive worked closely with them I have worked diligently... on this comp plan and this community redevelopment to try to explain to residents in simple terms how their lives are going to be impacted... Deborah Edney Budget PrioritiesWhat were trying to do is basically not raise your taxes thats the balance, to make the city work (without) raising taxes. Al Halpern Saving our police department, funding our pensions like they should be, checking out our infrastructure police and the things we have and making then better How many more projects is our city going to push to do thats going to come out of general fund when, if our city had signed the contract would have come out of the comm redevelopment fund. Deb Edney It seems that the facts are getting a little elastic. The thought process for me would be the concern for the way the city can gather funds... Lorraine HuhnClosing CommentsIf anybody has read the Gabber today this is the one very, very big difference between me and Miss Huhn I dont think theres anything out of the range or insight of a resident. Deb Edney Im working really hard to understand how effectively we can change the environment so that we become more focused on making decisions based on intellect rather than emotion... Im looking for redevelopment of Corey from one end to another We have got to stop the divising, weve got to stop the talking about things in half truths and misunderstanding I ask that each of you when somebody says something, here or out in the courtyard, dont take their word for it. Lorraine Huhn Theres still a number of projects that are in progress and Im asking for the opportunity to continue serving and see these projects to fruition. Al HalpernDistrict Three: Marvin Shavlan (incumbent) and Brooke Anderson (challenger)Opening statementIt breaks my heart to see it deteriorate the way it has over the past few years. My commitment to public safety and health have gained me the support for our police Brooke Anderson Im here to ask you to allow me to continue my work. I believe that we can have a balance... Marvin Shavlan About tax rate and maintain/ reducing taxesThe millage rate has gone up only because the property rate has dropped We need resources we have in place. Marvin Shavlan Maintain or reduce or taxes, huh? The tax rate has gone up over the last couple of years we need to start from scratch and look at everything and go line by line and try to eliminate what we can and save the taxpayer money. Brooke AndersonAbout code enforcementI was a code enforcement years Its important to... take a look at not only the codes that we have on the book and how theyre enforced but also take a look at foreclosed houses there are a lot of areas in the city that quite frankly just dont look very good. In the past several years its just become shabby. We need to improve code enforcement and that means hiring somebody else to do it in addition to who we already have, lets do it.. Brooke AndersonContinued on next page
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 33 From previous pageThe commission just took a big step we just a new ordinance that will make it easier for the code enforcement personnel to enforce our codes Now, for repeat offenders its going to be much easier and much faster. We can go right to the magistrate and not have to give any notices. Plus the fact that... its going to be more expensiveI think this is going to help us a lot in this problem. Marvin Shavlan Marina I support it. Theres two phase is transient docks. The only way were going to proceed with that is if we get a grant The only way I would want to proceed is if we get that grant, which will pay for most of those expenses Its just a no-brainer. Marvin Shavlan Ive had an opportunity to talk to quite a lot of citizens... why would we commit to building a transient marina, that means daily rentals? Brooke AndersonCity manager Commissions have come and gone hes used the pension fund to pay for other projects. Maybe its time for a change. Brooke Anderson The commissioners, all the commissioners, evaluated Mike, just about a year ago, and every commissioner gave him perfect marks. Could we to be smart, honest The city manager doesnt control the pension fund, so I dont understand where that comes from, and in terms of co-mingling funds, we cant use pension funds for other things and we get audited every year Marvin ShavlanMaintaining small town charm A lot of it is redoing what we have now. Were old and tired. We need to move forward. Enough of the fear already. Marvin Shavlan I am all for economic development... (Explained that former town had an economic development coordinator and program) I would work to get a similar program started here in SPB. Brooke AndersonWhy vote for them?I have a degree in Public Administration. Ive worked for almost 20 years in local government. Ive done code enforcement in the past, Ive worked on pension boards. I was11 years on the pension board... four of those years (I was the vice chairman) of the pension board. Brooke Anderson I understand the issues. Marvin ShavlanCoupletWe dont have all the facts yet, the Corey Avenue was we need to improve. Here we are 10 years later and we havent done anything. Were just looking into it There are a lot of concerns out there; I have some questions myself. I think we need to go through these exercises. Marvin Shavlan This would put several local businesses out of business. Now, were for economic development but were also... putting local businesses out of business. That doesnt make sense to me. Brooke AndersonPension Plan $22M and growing while my opponent has been in 50% the police have offered to take a pay cut this offer, he wants to get rid of the police department. Brooke Anderson Weve made an offer to the unions that would basically plan, which would save the and would allow us to pay down that $22M over 15 years, and at the same time its going to give fair and police have a way to do it... Im open, but so far what they have presented, the savings is miniscule. Marvin ShavlanWill the new comprehensive plan help the city? Without a doubt it can help the city. First of all it will lower our taxes. Marvin Shavlan There are good things and bad things about the comprehensive plan. Although I do not believe that the current administration has studied the comprehensive plan enough for us to be able to make a good decision I do think the comprehensive plan needs to be looked at. Brooke AndersonOn how they ensure the accuracy of the information they disseminateBy being truthful and above board with the citizens. I have always been a very honest person. Brooke Anderson Weve got a great staff. If independent research needs to be done, I can do that, too. Marvin ShavlanHow do you feel about Support Our Troops?Its still on our web site. It has the citys full support Marvin Shavlan Thats a good question. I dont have a good answer for that... I dont want to give the citizens false information. Brooke AndersonAbout voting to support those who donated to their campaignsI would probably recuse myself from most anything as far as thats concerned All of (my contributions) are coming from citizens, theyre not coming from hoteliers, who are funding my opponents campaign. Brooke Anderson If you take a look only 20% of the contributors are hotels. Im proud to say weve got a broad based group of people who have supported me. Businesses are part of the city, too. Theres no reason for me to vote for special interests because actually Ive got more support from other areas. Marvin ShavlanDo you have the time?Yes. Im fortunate that Im in a family business that Ive been running for 30 years. Marvin Shavlan I am retired and I am ready to work for you all full time, even if Im away I will be available cell phone. I cant necessarily say my opponent is available 24/7. Brooke Anderson
34 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "THE CURIOUS SAVAGE" a comedy by John Patrick Jan. 19-22 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 LIPSTICK & LASHES ONE "WO" MAN SHOW Starring LUCINDA HOLLIDAY Sun., Jan. 22, 7:30pm Tks $15 or 2/$25, 727-812-7397 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the poem. Call 893-1073 FMI. Winter Crafts Program: Saturday, January 21, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making seasonal creations with Pat. All ages welcome. Kill-a-Watt Energy Saving Program: Saturday, January 28, 10 11 am. James Stevenson of Pinellas County Extension Service will instruct on use of the devices, which will also be available for loan from the Library. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:456:45 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!Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email email@example.com, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl RECREATION WEBSITE-www. mygulfport.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 Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 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 nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, 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 nonresidents. 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 guest speakers 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 children 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-residents with available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive a 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 727-8931079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 Intermediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. a.m. 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 nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center 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.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 2012 Gulfport Historical Calendars are available at the Senior Center for $5. Annual Health & Beauty Fair: Mark your calendar now for Mon. Jan. 23, 9am-noon for our annual Health & Beauty Fair. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Includes a variety of health screenings and lots of good health info. Also, includes free haircuts, manicures, beauty tips and massages and hot dog lunch on the grill will follow. Must purchase meal ticket in advance: $3.00. (No NCN lunch served). Senior Talent Show: Dont miss the Senior Talent Show on Wed. Jan. 25 at 1pm in the Hickman Theater. Tickets: $5.00. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the theater concession during intermission. Clothing Boutique: All small sizes of like new clothing will be available for sale on Wed. Jan. 25, 9am to noon. Come check it out! No Bingo: There will be no Bingo on Fri. Jan. 20 due to early set up requirements for the Health Fair that will start on Mon. Jan. 23 at 9am. Chair Yoga: No Chair Yoga on Jan. 23 due to the Health Fair. Classes will resume on Jan. 30. Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club every Fri. at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. January: Pain Management Presentations: All are welcome to attend the free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm at the Senior Center. Topics: Jan. 19: Pain Management and the Role of Good Nutrition; Jan. 26: Adaptive Equipment/Energy Conservation and Joint Protection. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Watch for more health presentations in February. Senior Center Mardi Gras: Get your tickets early for our Mardi Gras on Tues. Feb. 21, 2-4pm. Tickets: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Lots of fun and refreshments. Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Hard Rock Casino, on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 12 or 20($20); Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria on Jan. 21 ($52); Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53), etc. Senior Dance: Our next Senior Dance will be held on Tues. Jan. 31 at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! Coming Soon: Problem Solving for Seniors: Mark your calendar now for Mon. Feb. 13 at 1pm. Another great presentation by Peg Stella to help you with your day to day living. 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: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 for fee and registration info. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Jan. 20 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Come to our Health Fair on Mon. Jan. 23, 9amnoon. Deaf & Hearing Connection will be on hand to share info about their services. Free phone distribution for hearing impaired Floridians will be available at noon but not during the fair. (Also, no phone distribution on Jan. 17). Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. (No meeting Jan. 23) Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MELLOTONE'S BAND & DANCE Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Jan. 22, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 35 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "THE CURIOUS SAVAGE" a comedy by John Patrick Jan. 19-22 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 LIPSTICK & LASHES ONE "WO" MAN SHOW Starring LUCINDA HOLLIDAY Sun., Jan. 22, 7:30pm Tks $15 or 2/$25, 727-812-7397 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, January 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a discussion guide and a copy of the poem. Call 893-1073 FMI. Winter Crafts Program: Saturday, January 21, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making seasonal creations with Pat. All ages welcome. Kill-a-Watt Energy Saving Program: Saturday, January 28, 10 11 am. James Stevenson of Pinellas County Extension Service will instruct on use of the devices, which will also be available for loan from the Library. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:456:45 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!Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl RECREATION WEBSITE-www. mygulfport.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 Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 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 nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, 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 nonresidents. 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 guest speakers 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 children 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-residents with available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive a 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 727-8931079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call John at 893-1079 Intermediate Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. a.m. 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 nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center 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.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 2012 Gulfport Historical Calendars are available at the Senior Center for $5. Annual Health & Beauty Fair: Mark your calendar now for Mon. Jan. 23, 9am-noon for our annual Health & Beauty Fair. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Includes a variety of health screenings and lots of good health info. Also, includes free haircuts, manicures, beauty tips and massages and hot dog lunch on the grill will follow. Must purchase meal ticket in advance: $3.00. (No NCN lunch served). Senior Talent Show: Dont miss the Senior Talent Show on Wed. Jan. 25 at 1pm in the Hickman Theater. Tickets: $5.00. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the theater concession during intermission. Clothing Boutique: All small sizes of like new clothing will be available for sale on Wed. Jan. 25, 9am to noon. Come check it out! No Bingo: There will be no Bingo on Fri. Jan. 20 due to early set up requirements for the Health Fair that will start on Mon. Jan. 23 at 9am. Chair Yoga: No Chair Yoga on Jan. 23 due to the Health Fair. Classes will resume on Jan. 30. Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club every Fri. at 11am. Bring unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. January: Pain Management Presentations: All are welcome to attend the free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm at the Senior Center. Topics: Jan. 19: Pain Management and the Role of Good Nutrition; Jan. 26: Adaptive Equipment/Energy Conservation and Joint Protection. Sponsored by Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Watch for more health presentations in February. Senior Center Mardi Gras: Get your tickets early for our Mardi Gras on Tues. Feb. 21, 2-4pm. Tickets: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Lots of fun and refreshments. Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Hard Rock Casino, on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 12 or 20($20); Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria on Jan. 21 ($52); Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53), etc. Senior Dance: Our next Senior Dance will be held on Tues. Jan. 31 at 2pm with live music by Chuck and Friends. Admission: $2.00. Line Dancing is offered every Thurs. at 9:30am at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). Great exercise and fun! Coming Soon: Problem Solving for Seniors: Mark your calendar now for Mon. Feb. 13 at 1pm. Another great presentation by Peg Stella to help you with your day to day living. 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: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 for fee and registration info. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri. Jan. 20 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Come to our Health Fair on Mon. Jan. 23, 9amnoon. Deaf & Hearing Connection will be on hand to share info about their services. Free phone distribution for hearing impaired Floridians will be available at noon but not during the fair. (Also, no phone distribution on Jan. 17). Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. (No meeting Jan. 23) Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MELLOTONE'S BAND & DANCE Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Jan. 22, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.
36 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Gabber Reporter Imposter taking photos of a home for an article that would appear in the Gabber. On the second occasion, a woman called Gulfport Ward One candidate Dan Liedtkes church to verify his volunteer service. The Gabber editor and staff had nothing to do with these incidences. We While we may assume that these people wanted to gather information and used our name and long -standing reputation in the community in order to do that, we cannot rule out that the person or persons are assuming our identity for less-than-journalistic purposes. presenting themselves as a Gabber reporter. 1030. BPW to Meet During this all-important election year, the St. Petersburg/Pinellas local organization of Business and Professional Women (BPW) proudly presents a panel of distinguished women addressing the question: Why do state and federal elections matter to working women? The event will take place Tuesday, February 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Marriott St Petersburg Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. Well-known political consultant Dr. Susan MacManus, USF, will moderate the event which includes three panelists: Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections; Democrat Nina Hayden, former Pinellas County School Board member and current Attorney and Assistant Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services at Stetson School of Law; and Republican Karen Williams Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner. The format of the program will include networking opportunities, a panel forum and discussion, and one-on-one interaction with the panelists. Attendance will be limited, so purchase your $15 tickets soon. Tickets are available on the BPW website, www.bpwstpetepinellas. org. For more information, contact Kristine Ketcham-Szerenyi, email@example.com or 727-366-3439.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 37 Local ObituariesCHARRON, GLADYS MAY, 92, of South Pasadena, passed away Jan. 11, 2012. She is survived by a daughter, Pat Sury; sisters, Claire Damery and Irene Crofton; a brother, Carl Whitney; a daughter-in-law Anita McDonald; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-greatgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. www.restwoodfuneralhome.com. COHEN, HARRY, 96, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Jan. 6, in South Pasadena. Graveside services will be Jan. 23, at Woodlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Beach Memorial Chapel. LOMBARDY, MARY K., 54, of Gulfport, died Jan. 10, 2012. Survived by a father, 3 sisters and a long time friend. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral, Largo, 727-517-2340. SHAW, DONALD LEE, 79, of St. Pete Beach died on Jan. 7th. He graduated from St. Pete H.S. He worked for Florida Power and Maas Brothers at West Shore Mall. Survivors, 2 daughters, Debra Schoofs and Susan Moore; granddaughter, Lauren Baillie. CTK Needs Volunteers at St. Pete Store When is volunteer work like shopping? When you come to Clothes To Kids (CTK) and take a shift helping low-income families and children shop for a free weeks worth of school clothing. The St. Petersburg Store at 3251 Third Avenue N. is looking for adult volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:45 to 12:30. Call Carole at 327-7100, ext. 222 or email caroleb@ clothestokids.org. Be part of the fun at CTK! Cash donations are always welcome to purchase other needed clothing items. Donations accepted M-F, 9-5, at 3251 3rd Ave N, Ste. 145, St. Petersburg, 33713 or 1059 N. Hercules Ave, Clearwater, 33765 or call 727-441-5050. organization that provides school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, call 727-441-5050 or visit www. clothestokids.org.
38 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Go TebowI'll get right to the point. Tim Tebow has done more for religion than all the institutional school prayers, creches, and religious displays on public grounds put together. His audiences have been in the millions each week, the discussions in newspapers, magazine and the internet reached millions more. His simple gesture of kneeling and praying is known as Tebowing. Three Muslim religion brothers in Denver even put up a bill board supporting him. Talk about marketing. You can't buy that stuff. Yet, Tebow himself has said very little. People have spoken for him and assumed for him. He never contended that winning football games was a priority of God or Jesus. Other people did. In fact, he said the opposite. All he said was that his faith is the most important factor in his life. So, winning or losing, it's there. He inspired his teammates. He didn't whine about criticism. He led a losing team to the NFL playoffs, but got blown out by a better team and a better quarterback. It didn't change his faith. He continued his work with handicapped children bringing children to his games as well as partnering his foundation with a Phillipines organization for disabled children. He risked condemnation for his pro-life ad at last years' Super Bowl in which he discussed the fact that he was a baby that was supposed to be aborted. He risked ridicule by declaring his virginity and pledging it until marriage. His faith IS the focus of his life. He leads by individual example. In the meantime, during the Holiday (read: Holy Days) season, there were disputes in some communities about putting up manger scenes on government property. One town has for 50 years, but was blocked this year. Outrage? Why? No one can stop individual citizens from putting up their own creches. Think what the reaction would have been had a thousand residents put up creche scenes on their own property. Think Tebow and his faith and his actions. How much more powerful those one thousand displays would be than the one government-sponsored presentation. Think how much more powerful individual, or collective individual prayers are than government sponsored or institutional sponsored expressions of faith. Yes, prayer is allowed in school, it just can't be school initiated or sponsored. What should be allowed or even required is religious study. Religion is too important to be ignored as an academic subject. That, of course, means all religions, or at least the principal ones. I still have, somewhere, a paper I wrote in my junior year in high school comparing Christianity, Buddhism and Mohammedism (that's what we called Islam way back then). I don't think it was very good and written today would certainly have been more lively. As for needing government to endorse religion, the U.S. Constitution expressly forbids a state religion. James Madison once remarked that "government shouldn't take cognizance of religion". Even he didn't go that far and our government and governments are strewn with religious expressions and symbols. A few years ago Newt Gingrich (no, this is not a Gingrich plug) wrote a very informative and interesting book about that. The point was and is that our American culture and founding is permeated by religious thought, mostly Christian, and that we shouldn't blot out history with faux non-religious purity. However, the key perspective is that we're free to express any religious (or non-religious) thoughts and expressions we might have. Government does not sponsor or control religion. We may not have a prayer in our publicly paid for schools, but we're free to pray at school and certainly can pray at home on rising, on going to bed, and at meals or at any other time we're so inclined. We can pray publicly or privately. We can pray individually or collectively and if religion is really important to us we can share it with others. That's what Tebow does. He doesn't force it on anyone. He simply displays his faith by gestures and works. Irritating? I can see that although I know Catholics who cross themselves publicly when they feel it is appropriate for them. Buddhists meditate and/or chant. Big deal. No one has to like it, and if it creates "good" (whatever that is), it's well, good. From all we know, Tebow lives an exemplary life. We know he strives to. His is the good athlete example and he is not alone. His message is infectious and has been extraordinarily effective. Clearly, the message is that goodness, faith, works, however you label them, is up to you individually, not the government. Tebow and religion are on a roll. Go Tebow. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 39 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 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 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
40 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/6 Alarm Residential5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Area CheckShore Blvd. S./54th St. S. Panhandler/Solicitor2200 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person49th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Alarm Residential5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter1600 Blk 58th St. S. Theft3200 Blk 58th St. S. Sexual BatteryLocation Withheld. Animal Call58th St. & Shore Blvd. S. Burglary3000 Blk 52nd St. S. Neighbor Problem1200 Blk 55th St. S. Overdose900 Blk Hull St. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 54th St. S. Alarm Residential5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Assist Citizen1200 Blk Gray St. S. Suspicious Person2600 Blk Upton St. S. Saturday 1/7 Suspicious Person7th Ave. & 58th St. S. Area CheckBoca Ciega High School. Trespasser5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Area Check4900 Blk 17th Ave. S. Area Check5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Ordinance Violation5200 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Domestic700 Blk Gray St. S. Unknown Problem2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Ordinance Violation62nd St. S. & 14th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem1200 Blk 55th St. S. Suspicious Person4700 Blk 27th Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Civil Matter5800 Blk 20th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble58th St. & 15th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk 11th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Hit & Run5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Domestic700 Blk Gray St. S. Sunday 1/8 Suspicious Vehicle2500 Blk 50th St. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Unknown Problem5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Hit & Run2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Area CheckTomlinson Park. Juvenile Trouble2100 Blk 55th St. S. Assist Citizen5900 Blk Bayview Cir. S. Monday 1/9 Domestic1800 Blk 56th St. S. Trafc Control15th Ave. S. & 58th St. Suspicious Person1100 Blk Gray St. S. Injunction Violation5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Vandalism18th Ave. & 54th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary5100 Blk Newton Ave. S. Accident without InjuriesGulfport Blvd. & 52nd St. S. Panhandler52nd St. & Newton Ave. S. Burglary Res1000 Blk 60th St. S. Assault/Battery5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Suspicious Person 5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Person2800 Blk Upton St. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Armed Person55th St. & 15th Ave. S. Tuesday 1/10 Animal Call900 Blk Hull St. S. Fraud/Forgery1800 Blk 55th St. S. Civil Matter5100 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Panhandler57th St. & 29th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence18th Ave. & 58th St. S. Ordinance ViolationShore Blvd. & 56th St. S. Animal Call63rd St. & 8th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle3100 Blk Dupont St. S. Domestic 3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. 911 Hang-up1000 Blk 54th St. S. Civil Matter2700 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5100 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Found/Abandoned Property5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Unknown Problem2400 Blk 51st St. S. Domestic3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Wednesday 1/11 Area CheckOsgood Point. 911 Hang-Up1400 Blk 61st St. S. Ordinance Violation5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Area CheckVeterans Park. Animal Call4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Noise Complaint2800 Blk 51st St. S. Area CheckBeachway MHP. Keep the Peace5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise Complaint7th Ave. & 60th St. S. Neighbor Problem1600 Blk 58th St. S. Civil Matter2700 Blk 49th St. S. Noise Complaint8th Ave. & 64th St. S. Road Rage52nd St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Suspicious Person1300 Blk 60th St. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. 911 Hang-Up2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Thursday 1/12 Noise Complaint5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Ordinance Violation1700 Blk 58th St. S. Assist Citizen1300 Blk 58th St. S. Ordinance Violation1800 Blk 49th St. S. Assist CitizenTifton Dr. S. Assist Citizen2300 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle900 Blk Hull St. S. Area CheckLincoln Cemetery. Theft1500 Blk 49th St. S. Assist Citizen800 Blk 59th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)1200 Blk 60th St. S. Theft4600 Blk Tifton Dr. S. Animal Call700 Blk Hull St. S. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 41 Try your hand at Sudoku Audition for the Arts Magnet High School Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) will be holding auditions for all interested students who are auditioning for: Visual Arts, Musical Theater, Dance, Technical Theater, Performance and Instrumental and Vocal Music. PCCA is a magnet facility custom made for the program, housed at Gibbs High School campus for grades 9-12. They are seeking talented and motived students to join their artistic community. Auditions will be held January 21 and 28 from 8:30-3:00. Please contact Francine Giannotti at 893-5452, ext. 2031 for further information. Bring your Sweetie to a Valentine Dinner Dance The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg will hold its third annual Valentine dinner-dance on Saturday, February 11, at the Treasure Island Community Center, One Park Place at 106th Ave., Treasure Island. There will be music by Bobby Tess and his four-piece band; hors doeuvres; a gourmet buffet dinner; free wine, soft drinks, and coffee; and dance hosts for unescorted guests. The price of tickets is $30 per person. The menu is as follows: at 7 p.m., appetizers, hot stromboli and veggies with dip will be served. At 7:30 p.m. dinner of salad, rolls and butter, pork medallions, tilapia, stuffed shells a nd grilled vegetables is served followed by assorted desserts. The Tarantella Dancers will perform a short exhibition of Italian folk dances between 7:00 and 7:30, and the band will play from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. for your dancing and listening pleasure. Mail checks (made out to ItalianAmerican Society) to IAS, c/o Steve Dante, V.P., 17167 2nd St. E., North Redington Beach, FL 33708. Please include a phone number. Reservations need to be made by Friday, February 3rd.
42 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 T.I. Art Guild Winter ShowBy Mary Marsh Art Guild members is now on display at our Community Center through March 1, 2012. Featured are Ginger Byrne, Patricia Marklin, Ron Marvin, Sally Pierce and Fred Wilder. Ginger Byrne loves the energy of the vibrant colors she uses in her watercolors such as: Hello Gorgeous, a large orange hibiscus; Oh what Fun, with three young children and Fore! showing a tall vase to hold a bunch of golf clubs. Yet the most commanding is Misty River, a value study in dark, muted greens in the trees overhanging a tranquil, misty river. Working in oil, renowned portrait artist, Ron Marvin, introduces his lovely, young daughter, Jennifer, in Workshop, in Donna, Ron contrasts lights and darks and warm yellow highlights with cool green shadows; Donna II, who sat for us a second time in more subtle lighting and strokes, sparked by the highlight on his baseball cap. Pat Marklin says, Birds are my it is no surprise that her watercolors include a bright Toucan in Piece of Paradise, two colorful parrots in Pollys Fantasy and an Egret in Fishing. In Southern Beauty, she captures a blue Heron comfortably perched in a lush tropical plant, whose huge leaves are clean and transparent, from dark greens to bright yellows. Another watercolorist, Sally Pierce, artfully combines color, light and form to convey four contrasting moods. Untamed nature is evident in Out On A Limb and The Wind and the Rain, but A Special Place lets us escape to a quiet, restful side of nature. Beautifully executed, Clowning Around is special to Sally because of its pure color and ultra large watercolor. Former Art Guild president, Fred Wilder demonstrates his versatility in his selection of paintings: The Rebel, a pastel portrait; a display of Sumi Ink and an imposing watercolor, St. Simon, GA Lighthouse. Lastly, his most unexpected entry is a pencil composition, with a half dozen large elephants, oblivious to their Water Hole. Plan to see our show at the Community Center located on 106th Avenue, just east of Gulf Boulevard, Please call 547-4575, ext. 238 for hours of operation.Donate a Bike YNOT Ministries is a 501c3 youth outreach located at 1000 55 street so in Gulfport. They are focused on leading teens closer to Christ through service to others. They are in need of bikes that can be reworked for the homeless and youth of the area. Their youth plan to recondition these bikes so others can have transportation to work and school free of charge. If you have new or used boys or girls 24 or 26 bikes, or would just like to make a donation please contact Nick Harper at 727-418-7777. They are also looking for a storage location to work on these bikes. If you have one please email Nick at ynot4jesus@ gmail.com.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 43 Spreading Christmas CheerSubmitted by Pat Bailey Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55th Street S. in Gulfport, went in December to Boca Ciega Nursing Center to sing Christmas carols to residents read "The Christmas Story", Pat Bailey read "The Meaning of the Candy Cane" and Leah Lepore sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and even signed the lyrics while she sang. The Women of Trinity group handmade some gifts for them to enjoy. They especially liked the pillow dolls. Also attending were Sunday evening Pastor Ralph Huckeba and Visitation Pastors Horace and Marilyn Ellsworth. Visit Annual Health and Beauty Fair The Gulfport Senior Center will hold their Annual Health & Beauty Fair on Monday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Event features health screenings, haircuts, manicures, massages, and information about avoiding the Donut Hole. You need to purchase a $3 ticket if you want to eat lunch from the Gas Grill. Call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. The Center is located at 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Deadline Nears to Register for Get Rescued Gulfports Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its eighth annual event to take place on Saturday, February 25th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This popular street festival has evolved from one block and a handful of year to a popular and festive event representing as many as 60 animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfports Get Rescued is one of the largest such events in the state, with organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animalrelated vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet related activities will include a pet parade (bring your rescues and showcase them in the parade!), pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, adoptable pets, free samples, training demos, food, music and games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to support what has become a beloved tradition. Visit http://www.suzieking.com/ applicants/winter/applicants-getrescued for information and to rescue groups can participate for Deadline for applications is January 24, 2012.
44 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 Tech Talk to a Crowded RoomRichard Gerdoney listens as Chad Marin explains to a standing-roomonly crowd at the St. Pete Beach Library the ins and outs of using e-readers. Gerdoney will spend a few months on St. Pete Beach but lives in Westchester, Ohio the rest of the year. He heard about the class from his neighbor, Myrna, who knew he had a Kindle. Ive put the basics in, but now Im going to go back and explore, he said after the class. The Friends of St. Pete Beach Library paid for Marins time; the event was free for attendees. Library staff will also explain how to use e-readers if people need to learn, Library Phyllis Ruscella says. In addition, a monthly iPad users group meets at the library. Guild to hold Card/ Game Party The Womens Guild of Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its annual Mini-Luncheon with card party and other games on January 26 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Wegner Hall of Our Savior located at 301 58th Street S. in St. Petersburg. For more information or tickets contact Ruth Summers at 347-1548 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for Vendors Island Festival, an event celebrating culture of the South Pinellas Gulf Beach Communities, will be held at Gulf Beaches Historical Museum 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach, on March 3. Artists, crafters and antique/collectible vendors are invited to participate. There will be space for 25 vendors in Pass-a-Grille park adjoining the museum. There is no fee, but a donation would be greatly appreciated in exchange for your participation. Email alicegails@ gulfbeachesmuseum.com or call 727599-1442 to reserve. Take a Safe Boating Course Take the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course. Programs are conducted from 7:30 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are conveniently located on the USCG base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Visit www.c gaux72.info/ or call 727-898-1324 for the state of Florida boater I.D. safety education requirements. Card/Game and Bocce Party Join the Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S., for a Card/Game and Bocce Party on Friday, January 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables are for card/games of six and eight. This event is open to the public. Bring your own group or join one of theirs. Light lunch is served. Donation of $7 in the form of advance ticket sales only. A portion of the proceeds will the needy. Call 798-6355.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 45 The J. West 2nd. Annual 5K Run & WalkPlatinum SponsorsThe City of Gulfport The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce The Gabber Attorney Keith Sanders, Sanders Law P.A. BB&T Bank Feet First Carl Treleaven West Lake Ventures Casper Co. McDonalds Restaurants Bayfront Medical Center Hess Fine Arts Inc. Montsho Post Productions LLc* 007 Computer Services Gold Sponsors Sweet Bay Supermarkets Tampa Bay Oncology Center Road I. D. The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay Coach Mike Calamari D. Mitch Hernandez, CPA Time Systems Data Quest Consulting Inc. The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Silver Sponsors Anderson McQueen Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center Bond Thomas Chiropractic Stellas Deli, Gulfport Hill Law Group P.A. Chuck Strub, Rotary OMaddys Bar &Grill Sail Away Realty Bronze Sponsors Pasadena Jewelers House of Renee Originals The Storage House Habana Caf Reed Car Care The Village Pub, Gulfport Shapes, Fitness for Women David C. Hastings, CPA, PA Olympus Printing Reef Dog Gifts & Grooming Cousins Pizzeria Save A Lot Markets Last but certainly not least, Mayor Mike Yakes for starting the race Even though he was battling a bad bronchial infection. Thank you Mr. Mayor. Shirley Calamari would like to thank all of her remarkable volunteers for their Help getting everything done in a timely fashion you are the best, see you next race day. 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: Candidate Endorsements Q: What is the citys policy on candidate endorsement? Can councilmembers and staff endorse candidates? A: According to Gulfports personnel manual, city staff cannot engage in political activity such as campaigning for any candidate while on duty, Furthermore, city employees cant do anything of a political nature that could interfere with their duty. City staff can engage in political activities when theyre not working, the manual says, as long as they dont represent the city or any of its departments. Essentially, that means that a city employee can have a sign in his or her yard but cannot put a sign in the back of their city vehicle. candidates. Have a question about the way your city works or why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com Renowned Author to Speak in Gulfport Thomas French, former St. Petersburg Times investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner will be the speaker at the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Librarys annual meeting on February 9th. Mr. French wrote Unanswered Cries about the murder of Gulfport Story about the inner world of meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. Call 488-0663.Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members are looking forward to the chapter social hosted by Miriam Garcia and Donna Smith on January 21. Members and guests will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Pinellas Park at 11:30 a.m. and then after enjoying a delicious lunch, they will go to the movies at the theaters at the Shops of Parkside. The next regular meeting of Laureate Epsilon Theta will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at the home of Janet Taylor at 7 p.m. The Ritual of Jewels Ritual will be given to Barbara Bofferding and Sharon Ingram will present the program. Sunshine City Councils Ways and Means Project will be the Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Sauce Contest and Dessert Auction. It will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 5-7 p.m. at the Magnolia Club House Five Towns Complex at 58th Avenue and 79th St. N. The meal includes salad, spaghetti, bread, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, children 2-10 years $3. Please contact Val Rankin, Chairman (544-4409) or Sharon Ingram, Reservations (321-2849) for tickets. There will also be a silent auction. The Sunshine City Councils regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at Dixie Hollins High ROTC Room 4940 62nd Street N. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
46 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. The Real Estate Buyer's Legal Checklist One of the single largest investments of your lifetime may be when you purchase a home or some other type of real estate. In many cases, your entire life savings could be invested and potentially at risk. As a result, it is very important that any prospective purchaser of real estate proceed with a certain amount of caution. PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT buyer of real estate will encounter is the Real Estate Purchase And Sale Agreement. This document is one of the most important papers you will sign in a real estate transaction. The details contained in this agreement determine what real property you will buy and how you will buy it. What is in this agreement also establishes what your rights and responsibilities are in the upcoming real estate transaction. The following is a brief checklist of items which should be considered by a buyer of real estate: 1. What exactly are you purchasing? Are land, buildings and personal property included as part of the sale? 2. When will you be entitled to take possession of the property? Will the current owners need time after the closing to move out of the property? Can you live with this? 3. What kind of deed should the seller of the real estate give you? Should it be an agreement for deed, a quitclaim deed or a warranty deed? 4. Will the seller provide you with good, marketable title? 5. Who is responsible for the payment of real estate and other taxes? Will they be prorated? 6. What persons should be required to sign and accept the real estate contract and closing documents? Is it necessary for both a husband and wife to sign the documents? Who should sign the documents if a corporation is involved in the deal? 7. What are the zoning or other restrictions on the use of the real property? 8. Are water, mineral or timber rights involved in the sale of the real estate? Have they been properly covered in the agreement? 9. In what time frame does the purchase offer need to be accepted or refused? Are there certain contingencies in the real estate contract which require satisfaction prior to the contract becoming effective and legally enforceable? 10. Who pays for the costs of title insurance, property inspection, intangible tax on the mortgage, documentary stamps and the broker fee? These are but a few of the questions which should be answered before you sign a real estate agreement. Only then will you know if the real estate purchase you are contemplating will truly meet your needs. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 47 Market MadnessThe St. Pete Beach commission cant catch a break. Not that I care about them those lunatics knew what they were in for when they threw their hat in the ring but I do empathize with the sense of frustration that comes with the damned if I do, damned if I dont situations that abound on our sandbar. Last week at the commission meeting Mayor Steve McFarlin expressed concern about the Corey Market. No, not that Corey Market the other Corey Market. The one not on Corey anymore. See, the original Corey Market the one that used to be on Corey now takes place in Horan Park. Think of it as the Horan Corey Market. You with me so far? Good. The new Corey Market the one that doesnt actually go by the name Corey Sunday Market takes place on Corey. Think of that one as the Corey Corey Market. Why the two markets? I have my suspicions that people couldnt play nicely with one another, but thats unsubstantiated. All I know for sure is that the city now has two Corey Markets (I know they have slightly different names, but who do they think theyre kidding?) and the mayor has a bee in his bonnet about one of them. I think Steves a decent enough guy. We disagree on things really, what the hell was he thinking when he reversed the vote on red light cameras? but I believe hes sincere in his desire to serve St. Pete Beach. Sometimes misguided, but sincere. Hes also empathetic mostly. He empathized with Best Buddies when code enforcement told them to Buddies loves him now. The other ninety-nine places who didnt get a Mayoral Puppy Pardon when code enforcement came around? They dont understand why one business gets special treatment. See? Damned if you do. Then, theres the issue of the couplet, or this wacky idea that we can slow make it safer for residents and tourists, and get people to notice the miles per hour if we make a portion of the street one way. As a resident who must regularly navigate the Dog Leg From Hell (not to be confused I love the idea. The businesses on Corey? Not so much, initially. Then the mayor spent an afternoon on Corey an area he admitted he initially didnt think too much of and explained the plan and heard concerns. What strikes me as odd is that, after spending some time on Corey, it seems that Mayor Steve has an issue with the Horan Corey Market the one that left Corey for greener pastures. Last week the mayor seemed pretty damn down on one of the best things Ive seen on the beach in while, calling market and insisting that they should pay the city more money than they already do. He did not suggest the city collect more money from other markets, festivals and bazaars on other pieces of public property. Now, I havent visited the Wagon Wheel in quite some time, but I fail to see the resemblance. The Horan Corey Market is a huge improvement over last years Corey Market. Im sorry, guys, I love your shops and understand why you want the market on Corey, but the Horan Corey market rocks. Theres more space, better parking, and a wider variety of vendors. For what its worth, when I invariably stroll over to the Corey Corey Market, and I see plenty other people doing the same thing. I would even say that the Horan Corey Market drives more business to the Corey Corey Market than the market saw last year when it was the only game in town. Clearly, Corey merchants do not agree. It seems some businesses think the city could treat them better. Which is funny, because it seems to me that the crux of the lawsuits that have rained down on the commissions head like a plague of frogs is that the city treats businesses too well. One group sues because they say the city panders to businesses and another group thinks the city needs to help businesses more. I can point to several recent decisions that have helped local businesses, and I can point to just as many that have helped residents. In some places thats called trying to strike a balance; here, the citys damned if they do, damned if they dont. We are, sadly, not known for sitting down and working out our differences. We are, however, known for suing. Its like were the city of brotherly hate. the faults, like the glut of annoying signs, empty lots and buildings and full-combat-crosswalks. I choose to live here, however, because, while theres change Id like to see, think theres still some paradise left out here. That means I accept dueling markets, resorts, and adult entertainment venues. I would also like to point out that the people who come here to visit the markets, beach or shops dont give a baboons behind who hates who, who has an agenda, and how much anyone pays for the privilege of selling them artisan cheese or locally-harvested honey. They care that were a neat place to visit, we have nifty things, and, oh, yes, we have a kick-ass beach. They visit, which is our end goal, right? So maybe, just maybe, we can all pretend to like each other for a while and get something done? I know its a wacky thought, this trying to settle things maturely, without causing harm to other people. But given all the other stuff weve tried, I think its crazy enough that it just might work. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
48 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Attorney/Legal Caregivers NEED HELP? CHILD CARE Will Shop, Housekeeping, Cooking, Senior Care. Good References/Rates. Background Checks. Call Rent-a-Hand. Lic.# 5842. 727-347-3424. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands Etc. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. Classes/Tutoring GUITAR LESSONSPersonal Lessons w/Experienced Guitarist. All ages/levels. Rock, Blues, Country, Slide n more. (Gigs too). Affordable. Chris, 727-5658717.PIANO/VOICE LESSONSSt. Petersburg Area. My Studio or Your Home. I was a Professional Pianist in NYC. Adults or Children. Coaching for Singers Too. 727-498-7211. Cleaning/Housekeeping BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Licensed & Insured, References Since 1978. A WINK AND A SPARKLEHousekeeping Services. Condos, Homes & Commercial. Call Winkie, Town Shores References available! 727-710-1283. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANING-Quality Work Every Time, Guaranteed! 10% Off 1st time Customers. Excellent References. Residential & Commercial. 10yrs. exp. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 727-254-1950 www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.comNATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. WINDOW CLEANING-and pressure washing. J.D. Taylor, Inc. Commercial, residential. Mention this ad for 25% off. 727-455-1519. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. HOUSEKEEPING BY MICHELLE-Top Notch Affordable Service. Free Estimates. Will Work with Anyone. 727-289-2811 727-222-8651. Please leave a Message. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Accounting Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 49 COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. HANDYMAN WE DO IT ALL!-40yrs. Restoration Experience. By the Hour or By the Job Pricing. Honest, Reliable and Guaranteed Work. 727-565-7184. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning
50 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209.DOORS, DOORS, DOORS!You Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes Mare 727-344-1074. Seniors Get Discount. 35yrs Installing Doors.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Custom homes. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance drawings. Zoning changes, remodel, red tag. Call 727-269-1677. dbuidens2@ hotmail.com Insurance INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience, Auto, Home, Life & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Home Improvement Home Improvement Home Improvement A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. LAWN & HAULAffordable Prices. Roof Clean ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 51 Moving/Hauling CLEAN OUTS?813-448-4416 or 727-563-6075. Call Now! DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. BEACH CON PLUMBING SERVICES-Inc. #C7128. Senior Discounts, All Your Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. Over 40yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m.TRAVELING HAIRDRESSER AVAILABLELicensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 5224562 or Cell 410-5419. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. CUSTOM FRAME SHOP-and Gallery in South Pasadena. 32yrs. Same Location. Owner Retiring. Beautiful Setting. $40K No Negotiating! Jack. 727-344-2202. Help Wanted NOW HIRING HOUSEKEEPERS-Apply at Howard Johnsons 6100 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Bch. 727-360-7041. 10:00am-2:00pm Daily. P/T SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD-City of Gulfport. Responsible for regulating vehicular trafc at designed crossings, assisting children in crossing the street, making sure that pedestrians (especially children) obey trafc and safety regulations, and reporting trafc hazards to police ofcers. $9.58 P/H, Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted until close of business day on Monday, February 6, 2012 at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax 727-893-1005. E.O.E. PROFESSIONAL MAIDS/TEAM LEADERSNeeded for Fast Growing Business. Cleaning Experience in Private Homes & Condos. Must have good drivers license, Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701. VISITING ANGELSMature companions and homemakers needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. HANDYPERSONPart Time on Call. Retirees Encouraged! Must Have Tools & Truck. RentA-Hand, Lic.# 5842. 347-3424. P/T LIBRARY PAGE-City of Gulfport. Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends. Strong Customer service skills required and library experience preferred. entry level position $9.12/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Positions will remain open until lled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax at 727-893 1005 E.O.E. Positions Wanted SEEKING PART-TIME WORKProfIcient in Telemarketing, Sales and Appointment Setting. Business to Business or Residential. Excellent References. Please Call Donna Marie 727-215-0148. Lawn/Landscape LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing Business Opportunity
52 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 1995 OLDS CUTLASS CIERRA-All Power, Everything Works. No Leaks, 74,000 miles, Senior Owner. $2300. obo 727-265-5373. 2003 DODGE DURANGOGreat Condition, 62-63,000 Miles. $5000. 2713 48th St. S., Gulfport. 2005 GRAND MARQUIS GS62k miles, $7850. Cream Puff. Non-smoker, 2 sets of remote keys, clear title and Car Fax. A/C recently serviced; works fantastic. Have records for scheduled maintenance and regular checkups under warranty. No dings or scratches. Great tread on tires. Clean upholstery in great condition with no tears. Vehicle used recreationally for highway drives only. St. Pete Beach. 3607070.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 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Cycles/Scooters 2002 HONDA SHADOW ACEExcellent Condition, Lots of Chrome. $3500 o.b.o. 727-9160916. Furniture/Appliances COMPLETE QUEEN BED SET-$500. Chaise Lounge $100, Loveseat $60. Coffee/End Tables $40/$25. Rug $100. Mirror $15. 727347-0561. WHITE WICKER DRESSER & Headboard, Fish Tank & Stand, Birdcage, Wrought Iron & All Accessories. Antique headboard. All Excellent Condition. Gulfport Location. 727-5577358. 78 SOFA, TABLES, TVSVHS Recorders, Stereo Reciever & More. Call Angela, 727867-6248. WROUGHT IRON DINING SET-2 Chairs $125.00. White Vanity with 2 matching Night Tables $125.00. Both obo 727-565-6456. General LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. LOCAL COLLECTOR WILL PAY CASH-for Your Gun Collection. Also Looking for Martin & Gibson Guitars. Prompt, Discreet Senior will Drive to You to Purchase. 727-804-2381. OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Cynthia D. Aurin, sole owner, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Move In Ready Cleaning Service located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. January 19, 2012. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9-3P.M.2376 51st St. N. Multi-Family. No Early Birds Please! 6282 10TH AVE. S.-Sat. Different Things. Counter Height Dining Set, Antique Cedar Trunk. COLLECTIBLES & THRIFTSOpen 10-4 Thursday-Saturday. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. 2 FAMILY SALE-Sat. & Sun. 8am.-? Tons of Good, Quality Household Items. No Junk! 2726 Beach Blvd S. 2625 58TH ST. S.-Sat. 1/21 8am.-? Lots of Misc.YEI FLEA MARKETA Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. ESTATE SALE-Fri. & Sat. 9am.-2pm. 2414 59th St. S. MOVING SALE5702 25TH AVE.. SO., Fri. & Sat. 9-3pm. Furniture, Lamps, Art, Collectibles, Clothing, Linens, And More! Card of Thanks NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. Automotive Wanted Yard/Garage Sale
Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 53 ST PETE 2BR HOUSE-Near Everything. 3342 Carlisle Ave. S. Shed with Washer/Dryer. City Gas, Fenced Yard. $650/Mo. $650/Security. 727-502-7530. 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. CHILDS PARK 2BR/1BA-Separate Garage. Newer kitchen. Arched Doorways. Washer/ Dryer Hook-up, Many Extras. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA $550/Mo. Ground Floor, Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remodeled. No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-0385 or 727-543-1789. GULFPORT 1719 YORK ST. S.-2BR with Extra room, Carport. Nice size backyard. Very Quiet Street. $800/Mo. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. WATERFRONT-South Pasadena. 2BR/2BA, Nicely Furnished Condo. All Utilities Included. 55+, No Pets. Available 2/1/12. 6/Mo. Lease (nego). $1200/Mo. Call 614-562-8650. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Secretary and or Housekeeper. Possible live-ins. 727-289-3588. GORGEOUS EXCEXUTIVE-Town House. 3BR/2BA/2CG on Pasadena Golf Course. Cathedral Ceilings, Million Dollar Views. Must See! $1600/Mo. 1st/last/Deposit. Call 727688-7337. PASADENA 2BR SPANISH HOUSE$695/ Mo. Furniture Available. Ceramic Floors, Large Rooms, Fenced Yard, Central Location. (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area) Close to Shops, Bus, Beaches, Water included. Free Parking. 727614-2880. LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$400/Mo. Full House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking, W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-0916. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. REDUCED $675/MO. TOWN SHORES-55+. Newly Remodeled 1BR/1BA 3rd oor, Covered Parking, Marine View, All Amenities. Move-in Ready! 954-270-4882. 2BR/2BA COTTAGE-1CG, St. Pete Beach. Off Corey Ave. Complete Remodel, Water included, $975/mo. No Dogs! 727-804-5694. 1BR CONDO ST. PETE BEACHAnnual $750/Mo. 1 Year Minimum. Seasonal Min 4 months $2000 plus Security. Close to Stores/ Beach. Dock & Pool. Background Check, 727453-0362. PASADENA COVE-2BR/2BA. Freshly Painted, Newer Appliances, Covered Parking, Heated Pool All Amenities. Water View. $1000/ Mo. Annual. Happy Lifestyle 814-441-1840. BAY ISLAND 1BR/1.5BAAnnual Unfurnished, Admiral Bldg. 1120SF, Covered Parking, Updated throughout. $875/Mo. 727-3636471. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Studio Apts. from $425/Mo., 1BRs from $525/Mo., 2BRs from $625/Mo. 727-804-5596. BEAUTIFUL GULFPORT BUNGALOW-2/1 with Ofce Area. CH/A, W/D, Clean, Large Open Air Porch. 5708 23rd Ave. S. 727-4187272. Annual Lease. View @ www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com. WEST ST. PETE/PASADENACondo. Updated Spacious 1BR, Pool, BBQ+ Laundry Onsite. Convenient Location, 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. $550/Mo. 727-458-7828. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 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. CHATEAU TOWER S. PASADENA1BR/1.5BA, Beautiful 4th View, Some Furnishings, New Appliances & Carpeting. All Amenities Included. No Smoking/Pets. 1st/ last/security, Annual Lease, $775//Mo. 727347-1972 or 269-228-0588. TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season. No Smoking/Pets. 860-9950330. PELICAN CREEK TOWN HOUSE-2BR/2BA plus Ofce. CHA, Washer/Dryer, Patio, Pool. Convenient to Stetson. $1000/Mo. +$1000/ Security. Accommodates 3 people. 727-3459620. GULFPORT, 5140 24TH AVE. S. Bottom Duplex, 2/1, C/H/A, Tile Floors, W/D Hook-up, Fenced Backyard. $895/Mo. & $450 Sec. 727742-5140. ST. PETE BEACH MOTHER IN LAW SUITESeparate Entrance. Includes: WSG, Cable. Pool, Close to everything! $600/mo. Background check required. 727-608-7550 2213 57th ST. S.1st oor duplex apartment w/courtyard. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, steps to bus line, & shopping. Perfect for single person. $450/mo +Sec. 727-343-7933. Furnished Rentals LARGE 1BR CONDO-New Kitchen & Bath. Laminate oors, Balcony, Covered parking, Pool. Near Beach & 275. $650/Mo. AMERITECH REALTY 727-776-5430. GULFPORT, CLEAN AND-Comfortably Furnished & Fully Equipped, Just bring a Suitcase. Walk to Restaurants & Beach. CH/A, W/D. (5039 29th Ave. S. Apt. B). $1400 Seasonal Rental Feb.-April. Includes all Utilities & Cable. www.gulfport-orida-rentals.com Bus & Trolley Service. Available 2/1/12 727418-7272. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Open House SUNDAY 2-4 PM#301 Manchester, Town Shores. You wont believe this one! Beautiful spacious & completely renovated 2BR/2BA waterfront corner unit with fabulous water views! $165,000, Cindy Hendriks, SMITH & ASSOCIATES 727365-4591. MOBILE HOME 12X40-1/1 w/Florida Room, 55+ Park, 1375 Pasadena Ave. S. Lot 113. furnished, Open Fri. & Sat. 9-3 $5500 or reasonable offer. 727-498-8308 or 218-780-0159. Real Estate for Sale TOWN SHORES-Waterfront condo. 55+ community. Remodeled 2BR/2BA beauty with a killer water view and delicious gourmet kitchen. $154,900. Lubin Team, Re/Max Preferred. 727-410-5707.NEW PRICE!Embassy 607. Great Open Waterviews. Updated Kitchen & Appliances. New fresh Paint/ AC, Move-in Ready. Steps to Laundry/Elevator. Call Darren Owens, 727-448-9174 for your Private Tour. SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent GULFPORT LARGE EFFICIENCY-with Private Patio. Walk to Library, Beach and Busline. Electric, Water, Garbage Included. $195/Wkly, 1st/Last 727-400-2213 or 727-385-3654. 1BR SO. PASADENAWater & Maintenance Included. No dogs! Across from Publix. $600/ Mo. 727-804-5694.
54 Gabber January 19 January 25, 2012 PELICAN CREEK VILLAGE-Condo for $159,900. A lovely 2BR/2BA with golf course and pond view. Remodeled kitchen, and freshly painted throughout. Very nice. Gulfport area. Lubin Team, Re/Max Preferred. 727410-5707. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50
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