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No. 2243 February 2 February 8, 2012 By Cathy Salustri 74 votes. Thats how many votes it took for St. Pete Beach District Three commissioner Marvin Shavlan to win re-election. Shavlan won re-election with 53.9% of the votes. His opponent, Brooke Anderson, received 438 votes. Logic and reason prevailed, Shavlan said shortly after the results posted. His opponents husband, Jim Anderson, is embroiled in a costly lawsuit against the city. Anderson ran for the District Three seat in 2008. He lost by 47 votes to Chris Leonard, who stepped down in 2010. When the Gabber called Ms. Anderson for comment on the results, her husband told the Gabber his wife did not wish to comment and disconnected the call. North of Shavlan in District One, even fewer votes 66 separated the top two candidates. Lorraine Huhn, former chairperson of Save Our Little Village, received 315 votes to incumbent Al Halperns 249 votes. Deborah Edney received 231. This was Edneys second bid for a seat on the commission. She lost to Halpern in 2008. In that election, Halpern had over 67% of the vote. Ms. Edney did not return the Gabbers call before the paper went to press. Because none of the three contenders for District One received over half of the votes, the top two candidates Huhn and Halpern will square off in a runoff election on March 13. Huhn thanked her supporters and told the Gabber she intended to move forward. Halpern said the results surprised him but hoped to get the support of Edneys voters. See Beach Election, page 3Shavlan Wins District Three; Halpern and Huhn Will Face Off for St. Pete Beach Commission Seat Gulfport Police, Neighbors Unite One ofcer and one neighbor change the world for one manBy Cathy Salustri I called Doug Hudson, and boom! Ofcer Robert McLaughlin says of the Gulfport Neighbors response when he made them aware of a neighbor whose property needed some help. Ofcer McLaughlin joined the Gulfport Neighbors volunteer effort Saturday.See Story, page 50 Gulfport Fire Victim DiesBy Cathy Salustri Jody Lee Hutchins, a victim of died Saturday morning as a reult At 12:30 Thursday afternoon, Crowson arrived at 907 Hull Street South for a welfare check. coming from the house but before arrived at the home: neighbor Ray Lee McClure had called and asked police to check on his neighbor, but when he saw smoke he also called 911. responsive 54-year-old Jody Lee Hutchins from the home. She was found her in her bedroom. at the scene. See Fire, page 5
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Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 3 Beach Election, from front page Huhn and Shavlan co-hosted a post election party at Agave Lounge; Mayor Steve McFarlin and ViceMayor Bev Garnett both attended. Halperns post-election party took place at Riptides; Commissioner Jim Parent attended. Watch the Gabber for continuing coverage of the St. Pete Beach runoff. Final Results District One: 795 votes Lorraine Huhn, 315 votes (39.62%) Al Halpern (Incumbent), 249 votes (31.32%) Deborah Edney, 231 votes (29.06%) District Three: 950 votes Marvin Shavlan (Incumbent), 512 votes (53.89%) Brooke Anderson, 438 votes (46.11%) Floral Design Class Come join us at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral designer and instructor is offering two classes. You will learn the secrets of professionals. Each week you will make a different style arrangement Classes are either 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 and are on Wednesdays February 8th, 22nd and 29th. Classes are $25 per or $60 for the series of three. Visit the www.youmakeitandtakeit.com website. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 (makeitandtakeit@yahoo. com) with questions. Pre-registration and a deposit are required for this class. Learn Silk Painting Want to learn the technique of silk painting? No experience is necessary, so come learn and enjoy the exciting process, while creating two handpainted silk scarves. Workshop will be held at the Gulfport Arts Center building located at 2726 54th Street S., adjacent to the dog parks. Cost for this one-day workshop, which includes all materials and two silk scarves, is $60. Workshops begin Wednesday, February 8, at 10 a.m., and are held bi-weekly after that. Pre-registration is required, contact Silvia Tamira-Powell at Tamirart1@yahoo.com, or 727551-1000 for more information and to register for an upcoming workshop date. Sponsored by the City of Imagination www.
4 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club is pleased to invite the public to join them in their third Pancake Breakfast of the season. Monies raised at these fund raisers go to support service projects on the local as well as national level. Money collected at this event will go to support the Little League. On Saturday, February 4th from 7-11 a.m., they will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for a donation of $5 in their clubhouse on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. The address is 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind the Gulfport Marina.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. South Pasadena Civic Association News The South Pasadena Civic Association will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 8th at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Natalie Leggette, South Pasadena's Horticulturalist. This is always a very interesting and enlightening meeting. Meeting will be held at City Hall.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 5 Fire, from front pageHutchins sustained life-threatening injuries; they took her to Palms of Pasadena hospital, police say. Jim Marenkovic says started in the living room on the couch and On a related note, former Gulfport police dispatcher Frank Wheelehan answered and dispatched McClures call for a welfare check. Wheelehan went to work for the Pinells County Gulfport eliminated its internal dispatch system earlier this month. Sophies Attic Closed this Weekend Only Sophies Attic Thrift Store will be closed this weekend only for renovations. Be sure to come visit them next weekend and take advantage of their 50% off sale! 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. A portion of the Association. Public is invited. Call 727-798-6355 or visit Calling All Celts The New World Celts (NWC), are a group of people dedicated to preserving Celtic culture. They meet on the third Monday of the month at the Horse and Jockey Pub, 1155 Pasadena Ave. S. in at 7 p.m. If you are Scottish, Irish or Walsh, come and join them.
6 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Hearts are on Fire this Month at the IAC Blown glass heart ornaments are on the menu again this month at the Industrial Arts Center, beginning with Art Walk, Friday, February 3, 6-10 p.m. Couples are invited to blow a glass heart together at Wine, Chocolate & Fire on Saturday night, February 11, 6-10 p.m. Hearts on Fire, a fun event open to all on Sunday, February 12, will be the last chance to blow a glass heart before Valentines Day. The Kids Art Club continues on Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m. For those who want to learn a bit more about glass blowing, two allday classes are scheduled. Glass Blowing 101 is scheduled on Sunday, February 5, followed by Glass Blowing 102 on Sunday, February 19. Both classes are held from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Continuing this month is the Fun With Torches lampwork series with Gulfport. Registration is also open for the next Sculptural Welding series with Jonathan Schork. Januarys course is scheduled for January 19, 21 and 22. Registration is open for the next glass blowing beginner classes including Intro to Glass Blowing with Christian Zvonik, a series of six 3-hour workshops, beginning in March. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727-289-9365.Town Shores Bocce Hard to believe we are in February and the weather has not been exactly what one might call winter. It certainly has made playing Bocce a little more comfortable. The Town Shores TV Channel 96 does have the standings and the weekly schedule is posted. Watch this channel daily, as information regarding the Town Shores activities will keep you up to date and you will not miss out on any of the events that are offered to you. They are now wrapping up their membership drive which includes all residents, owners and renters. If you wish to support Bocce, either by being a player or one who is a supporter for a yearly $2 donation, please call your building rep or contact Cathy at 3411219 or Betty at 345-0445 The next coffee and donut general meeting will be held on Friday, February 10th at 9:45 a.m. in the clubhouse auditorium. All are welcomed to attend. The Bocce Blast is a go. George White and Cathy Lunney have offered to chair this event. More details will be discussed at the February 10th meeting. The next Bocce Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, March 24th. Lee Roy Selmons will be catering and Al Ruggiero will entertain us for the evening. More information will be available at the meeting. Come down to the bocce courts and enjoy the games. Debtors Anonymous to Hold Workshop Debtors Anonymous (DA) will hold a workshop on Saturday, February 4th from 1-4 p.m. at First Unity Church, 460 46th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. A speaker panel will address the group. Light refreshments will be served.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 7 Ashtanga Yoga classes in Gulfport Ashtanga Yoga will be available at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Fridays, February 10 and 24, March 9 and 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. This is a training group of teachers and on any given Friday you may have up correct alignment, breath control and meditation practices. Donations are accepted. For more information please contact Tamara Harte at 727512-2763 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 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 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 the Community Club at 360-8216 for more information.Womens Self-Defense Class OfferedST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex is proud to offer a new and exciting program, Self Defense for Women. This course focuses on the development of core simple yet effective program can help you avoid becoming a victim. Learn defensive strikes, kick and escape maneuvers, and how to use everyday items such as shoes and keys for will offer personal attention so that every woman leaves feeling safe and prepared. Classes are held every Monday night from 7-8:30 p.m. and the month-long course costs $40 per person. This course begins in March and has limited enrollment so make sure to call and reserve your space; contact instructor Jay Komisky at 727-252-6270.
8 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Town Shores Golf Winners Residents of Town Shores sharpened Golf Course in St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 28th. Winning team members for the lowest score were Bob and Natalie Reardon and John Linney. Second place team members were Jim Donarsky, Jim Finnerty, and Bill Miller. Closest to the pin winner was Natalie Reardon. Golf was followed by a group lunch at Beef O Bradys. The next golf outing is scheduled for February 25th. Watch the Gabber and building posts for more information. Boating Safety Courses USCG Auxiliary Gulfport Flotilla 7-16 will offer a BS & S Class (four weeks) on Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $50. They also offer a ABS Class (one day) on Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $40. Classes are held at the USCG Auxiliary Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. For reservations and details about the class or to schedule a vessel safety check call 727-399-7986. Free Seminar on Dog Training Pinellas County Animal Services provides the Learn the Basics of Dog Training Seminar at 10 a.m. Located at Animal Services, this session trainer and member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Participants will learn about housetraining, looseleash walking, and dealing with other challenging behaviors such as chewing and jumping. The next seminar will be held on Saturday, February 4th. The seminar is open for anyone who has adopted a pet from Pinellas County Animal Services or from any other shelter. Owners are asked to leave their dog at home. Admission is free. For more information or to register for the seminar, visit www. pinellascounty.org/animalservices. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. For news on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www. pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call 727-582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727-582-2604.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 9 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 Avenue in St. Pete Beach, on March 3rd. 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. 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 email@example.com.
10 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Rotary Golf and Tennis Challenge The Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches meets every Tuesday at noon, at The Club, Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Guests are welcome to attend these lunch meetings. The 13th Annual Gulf Beaches Rotary Golf and Tennis Challenge is scheduled for February 23-25 at Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. Play Glow Golf on Thursday night, watch the St. Petersburg College Womens Tennis Team Match on Friday afternoon, attend the Silent Auction preview and draw party dinner on Friday night, or join in the Tennis round Robin or Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday Treasure Bay Juniors Program, Gulf Beaches Rotary Foundation and the Treasure Island Recreation Childrens programs. For more information, please contact Karen Keaton, at 727-822-2200, extension 4.Republican Club to Meet address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, February 8th at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. effects the delivery of services to our residents. Following his presentation, Len will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus Pries at 864-0312. Gulfport Arts Center News Open Studio sessions will begin on February 4th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., $6 per session. The purpose of the sessions are to provide open studio space for all artists who wish to work independently on their art in a safe, creative environment. All nontoxic mediums are welcomed. The COI Gulfport Arts Center is located at 2726 54th Street S. between the small and large dog parks, and is a space with tables, chairs, and a sink with running water. Participants will be required to sign in and pay $6. They will be responsible for cleaning up their area afterwards and disposing of their trash. Please bring your own art supplies, containers for water if necessary, plastic bags, paper towels, rags and newspaper. For more information contact Patsi Aguero at 727-501-3559. Visit www. CityofImagination.info.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 11 Letters Smoking Ban on the beach Dear Editor: My husband and I just became permanent residents of Gulfport. We were so very delighted to see that smoking had been banned on the beach. Last year the beach was so trashy with the cigarette butts (dead soldiers my mom used to call them). It was disgusting and so unappealing to be there. I saw a woman and her daughter picking them up for a science project for the daughter's school. We came from the Delaware beaches where cigarette smoking is banned in Bethany Beach boardwalk and beaches. It is legal there, so why would the police chief think it might not be legal here? I sure hope that this law stays in effect. It's an aberration for people to protest the banning of such an unhealthy, unsafe and unsightly bad habit.Patty Bowers
12 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids on Saturday, February 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Francis Purdy Friends Room at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. The movies this month are Dolphin Tale, rated PG (starring Floridas own dolphin, Winter) and mystery thriller, Super 8, rated PG-13. Free popcorn is provided by the Library! For more information, call 893-1074. Democratic Club to MeetOn February 9th, the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will welcome, Patrick Manteiga, editor of La Gaceta, the nations only trilingual newspaper (serving Tampa and surrounding communities) Mamuj. The meeting, to be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd in Pinellas Park, starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a varied and sumptuous buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the speakers presentations and discussion. Dont miss this important meeting. Everyone is welcoe. For questions or reservations (dinner $15) please call Betty Morgenstein at 727-360-3971. Massachusetts Society to Meet The next meeting of the Massachusetts Society will be on Wednesday, February 8th at 1 p.m. at the Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport. This months event will be their ice cream social. The cost is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. They cordially invite all Bay state neighbors and friends.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 13 Beginner Tai Chi in Gulfport New classes in Tai Chi for Beginners will start on Thursday, February 2nd. These classes, which meet on Tuesday and Thursday at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Shore Blvd. S. and 58th St. S. are for those new to tai chi, as well as those who are already familiar with the tai chi set. It is best to attend both classes. Emphasis will be on the many health of the tai chi set. Wear sneakers or shoes that will not slip off. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class which goes to the Taoist Tai Chi 345-6708. Learn about Floridastyle GardeningST. PETERSBURGSt. Petersburgs Water Resources Department will offer a series of free workshops on Florida-style gardening through March 7th. The series which will help gardeners save water, time, and sweat equity will include presentations, hands-on activities, give-away items, displays, publications, and tours of a Floridafriendly Demonstration Garden. The sessions will be offered by specialists from Pinellas County Extension and St. Petersburg Florida-friendly Landscapingtm. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Water Resources Departments green administration building located at 1650 Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Preregistration is strongly suggested as seating is limited. To pre-register, call 727-551-3177 and leave your name, phone number, selection of the workshop(s) and date(s), and number of attendees. Bring your landscaping ideas! Tour of the citys Florida-friendly Demonstration Garden prior to workshop. 2Clinic (continuation from Feb. 8th class). Experts work with you on your landscape plan. Also, Proper Plant Installation and Establishment, including the latest research results. Tour of the citys Florida-friendly Demonstration Garden prior to workshop. Systems and Micro-Irrigation Clinic. Includes hands-on activities and product demonstrations. and Pesticide Use to Pruning, Composting, and Mulching. Includes a tree pruning demonstration.
14 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is Cepelinai (potato meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. Group Art Show GULFPORTThe schork~munsell studios is celebrating St. Valentines Erotica, on Sunday, February 12th. In collaboration with neighboring artists Owen Pach Glass and Victory Body Art, jonathan schork & Ciara Carinci are transforming their end of Gulfports Artists Alley (off 29th Ave. S. at Beach Blvd.) into a complete arts event. Starting at noon, the Artists Alley Cooperative will be offering foundry and smithing demonstrations as well as a full inventory of blown glass at Owen Pach Glass; a collection of erotic and romantic art in photographs, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and other media by a varied stable of participating artists at the schork~munsell studios; and body painting by Victoria Wenner. Live music is expected in the evening, and light snacks and refreshments will be offered until supplies run out. Even though the theme is erotic, all work and events are tasteful and absolutely familyand kidfriendly. For more information, visit the schork~munsell studios page on face book, or contact jonathan schork at 305-304-3018. This event is free to the public.Natural History Speaker Series George Heinrich of Heinrich Ecological Services, will speak at the Natural Speaker Series on Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. in St. Petersburg. The topic is Snakes of the Tampa Bay Region. This presentation will introduce the diversity of snakes that live in the Tampa Bay region and review their natural history and conservation status. Live snakes will be available for viewing. The Speaker Series are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., September through April. Programs are free and open to the public. Call 727893-7326 or visit www.stpete.org/ boyd.
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16 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Sales: 1317 49th Street. S. Service: 4948 & 4950 15th Av e. South 727-323-8535
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 17 Adult Basic Sailing School Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be Sailing Class beginning Wednesday, March 7th. The course includes well as four weekend waterfront sailing sessions. Students will put classroom theories into practice Cost is $250 per person including all classroom materials and an U.S. Sailing Association Basic Keelboat manual. Participants will receive a complementary three month membership. With a 2:1 student teacher ratio this is the most reasonably priced program in the Tampa Bay area. For registration information, visit www.sailbcyc. org or call Jennifer Rogers at 727-345-7544. Pre-registration is required. Gulfport Little League News Registration takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. upstairs at the little league on-line at www.gulfportlittleleague. net If your child would like to play ball, please register them as soon as possible. This will allow them to place the child on a team, connect you with his or her coach, insure the practicing sooner. On Sunday, February 5th at 2 p.m. a Coaching Clinic will be held at the are interested in being a manager or coach for GPLL, this clinic is required. The Second Annual Gulfport Little League Reunion will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 4 p.m. Come reminisce with old friends and meet new ones. Hors doeuvres and drinks will be served. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her glove and join in a softball game. Opening Day is Saturday, March 3rd at 10 a.m.
18 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club This year the Garden Club will be participating in the national Great Backyard Bird Count which will be held February 17-19. Registration papers and instructions can be picked up at the home of Joyce McMahon, 2614 Beach Boulevard on February 9th (their regular meeting day) between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. All members are encouraged to participate. If you live in a home, just look in your backyard. If you live in an apartment, go to a friend's backyard or to the beach. Or a group can get together and go to a nearby park. It is easy to help with this worthwhile project. After recording the birds you have seen, return the data sheets to the Senior Center, Attn: Jane Ogilvie.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 19 The Gabs We visited this past weekend's art festival on Corey Avenue and found the artists there work festivals all over the country. We asked them what is the most challenging thing about working street festivals.Julie Tatgenhorst, Hair Things: Controlling the wind. We have hanging displays. Other than that, everybody seems really nice. Ashley Roberston, Finchberry Soapery: Heavy lifting. Set up and take down. Jeannie Weidinger, Jeannies Jewelry : The wind. The weather. I dont work in the summer. Sandy Walker, Parts of Art: The unknown; the variables. That could be weather. That could be the customer base. Even if youve done the same show before, you never know if people are going to respond the same way week to week.
20 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Quilts and Other Delights, VIII On Saturday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come enjoy a fun, relaxing day at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg at their 8th presentation of Quilts and Other Delights. For a donation of $5 you may view over a hundred beautiful quilts and other quilted items attractively displayed in the church Narthex and Sanctuary. Several quilts date back to the 1800s! There will be a quilting demonstration at 11 a.m. and at noon in the library. Quilted items, materials, quilting be for sale throughout the day across the courtyard in Heritage Hall. A delicious lunch will be available at a reasonable price, with seating both indoors and outdoors. Come and join them for a fun, unique, and affordable experience. For information call the church
22 Gabber February 2 February 8, 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.
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24 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 By Matthew Margolis A Dog is a Dog is a Dog When I started training dogs more than 30 years ago, about 10 percent of the calls I received were from people with aggressive dogs. Today, that percentage is approaching 90. And heres one more: Actually, this is my daughter-inlaw and sons dog, but Ive read your information page about aggressive dogs, which she is. She has bitten at least twice, the most recent time being this past week -and the victim was their own young son, my grandson. My daughter-in-law refuses to give the dog up or have it destroyed for exactly the reason you state on your son is standing with his wife. The rest of the family -on both our daughter-in-laws and our sons sides -have said they need to get rid of the dog and protect their son, put their dog instead. Please help me try to reason with my children and prevent any further damage or death to my grandson. common feeling than you might means is at the root of this rising is just another way of saying the family dog is no different from the children and the parents, that the dog is no different from the humans. leads to emotional confusion on the part of grownups and psychological confusion on the part of dogs. When you see your dog as no different decisions that promote the safety of your child. And from this clouded perspective, your expectations of your dog become unrealistic. A dog is not a child and does not learn like a child. You can teach your child not to pinch people and have a realistic expectation that he will not pinch. Your dogs animal instincts have a greater degree of control over his behavior than do you in certain situations. Teaching him not to bite isnt as simple as teaching your child not to pinch, and your expectations should not be the same. You cant have a heart-to-heart with your dog about consequences and the feelings of other dogs and people. You have to understand a dog on his own terms, which means educating yourself about canine behavior and acknowledging -and celebrating -the differences between dogs and their human companions. In short, when you think of your dog as a child, you do the dog a disservice. You deny the animal. The best gift you could give your dog -and your human family -is to take the time to learn the language, behavior and needs of a dog. Only deal with problem behaviors such as aggression.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 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 SPCA Pet of the WeekChester is a 1-1/2 year old DSH and loves to have a good time. His favorite game is catch-me-if-you-can; however, you have to be quick on your feet, because this boy is fast! Chester has lived in a home with both dogs and cats, so he Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. Sheena is a beautiful, loving girl who is used to other cats and dogs. She's a real cuddle bunny and would give a great deal of pleasure to the lucky person who adopts her. Sheena has a sister, Shyla, and they are quite close. It would be great if someone were able to give both cats a home. 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 Scrappy is a 10-month-old male Terrier. He is a happy boy Due to an injury, Scrappy walks with a bit of a limp but, dont let that fool you! It doesn't affect him in the least from having fun or giving unconditional love to his human friends! Adopt Scrappy today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, 328-7738 or www.petpalanimalsheltercom. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Foster Homes needed for Kittens and Cats Save Our Strays is a no-kill to re-homing abandoned cats and kittens. It does not maintain a shelter facility and is in serious need of additional foster homes for its felines. They are currently not able to accept new felines because they have no available foster homes for them. Volunteers serving as foster families can specify that they prefer a pregnant cat, an adult cat or kittens. If you are interested in helping their kitties, the rewards are great. Please call 727-481-5262 for details.
26 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The dramatic tension builds as we head for the full moon in Leo on Tuesday. The shenanigans that play out on the big stage of life may seem pretentious and unnecessary, but it doesnt make them any less entertaining. With so much posturing and ego-based behavior happening, you may wonder whether its better not to get involved. Perhaps. But it will be more fun to participate than to crunch popcorn from the perimeter. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Beware of those who believe they are so special that the rules dont apply to them. Someone who has little regard for the way things are generally seductive. But make no mistake: This type of troublemaker will eventually make trouble for you, too. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You never want your friends and loved ones to spend too much energy, attention or money on you. You prefer to be an easygoing presence in their lives. Its OK to be high-maintenance sometimes. Everyone has a need to help others, and your loved ones will really enjoy being of service to you this week. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A day spent thinking of what you dont yet have is a wasted day. However, if you consider your accomplishments, steps to make your wishes a reality, you can call it a planning day, which is not only useful, but necessary. Wednesday and Friday are ideal planning days. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Success seems to come easily to some people, which has a diminishing effect on your affection for them. Youre not one to let jealousy stand in the way of friendship, though you may mentally wrestle around a bit before you acquire the poise necessary to take the high road. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you didnt have anything else to do but give your love to a certain person, you would and service. Alas, your life is much too busy and varied for that kind of dynamic. Do whats necessary to keep your scene moving in a good direction. The ones who love you will try to keep up. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You would love it if someone would take initiative on your behalf. Instead, it feels like you have to do it all; otherwise, it wont get done. Soon this dynamic will change. So for now, appreciate the fact that you are strong and able enough to take on such enormous responsibilities and execute them so well. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your dedication will pay off. Your talent Knowing this will happen, you can relax and enjoy whats going on around you. Have a little fun. What you learn in the process will make your work more valuable, meaningful and on point with the current milieu. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Its as though you came to life with a particular belief system and its a the years, the way these beliefs have manifested has become a kind of trademark. This week youll be able to look objectively at this aspect of you and appreciate how your character has shaped your life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The special care you take in your physical presentation will be most effective. Even if no one comments or compliments you, you can be sure that the impression you make is felt and that it will make a difference in what people decide to do in the future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While you concern yourself with doing whats necessary to cover basic requirements and household expenses, someone close to you is thinking about a high-end luxury. Theres a way to satisfy both needs and wants if you work together. Great goals require cooperation and teamwork. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Things that worked just yesterday can become quite dysfunctional overnight. Instead of worrying about what happened to change the scene Problems can be solved easily while they are still quite small. And there is opportunity here, too. Youll meet new helpful people. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You dont have all the answers you need, but you will. Knowing this should help you stop searching your mind and environment for indications that you are on the right track. Since you wont get that validation for a while, the best you can do is act in a way that feels good and right and have a little more faith. This Week's Birthdays: Dont lavished on you. It wont work, so you may as well soak it all in. The next 10 weeks bring advancement. Youll move ahead with projects, be promoted at work and become more deeply bonded with a loved one. Make a pitch in March. Financial luck will be the happy consequence of a family visit in June. Marriage proposals or second honeymoons happen later in the summer. Enroll in formal education or hire a coach or trainer in September. 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 February 2 February 8, 2012 27 West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month, February 9th, at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), 12175 125th Street N. in Largo. An educational class will be held at 7 p.m., with a short meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed by a presentation. refreshments follow. Visitors are welcome. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call 727 733-8167. Music in the Afternoon Returns ST. PETE BEACH-The 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, free and open to all. The events are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays, February 12th, March 18th, April 15th, and May 20th at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This casual afternoon tea is a nifty event for those over 50 and will feature light refreshments and plenty of dancing Barrows and The Rhythm Kings. Those interested in attending are asked to please pre-register by calling 727-363-9245. Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify Beginning Friday, February 10 through April 13, AARP will be offering free tax preparation and assistance at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Avenue S. This service is available Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This service is offered for households with low to moderate incomes, for taxpayers of all ages, but with an emphasis on those over 60 years of age. Taxpayers must bring social security cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a picture I.D., and all pertinent records such as W2s, 1099s, other income and credits and a copy of last years return. Free other sites in the area, please contact 1-888-227-7669. 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.
28 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Change in Flood Insurance Rate Maps City of Gulfport receives letter from FEMA on a successful change in Flood Insurance Rate Maps Every year prior to hurricane season, the City of Gulfport hosts its annual Hurricane Safety Seminar. At these events, guest speakers are invited to speak to residents regarding hurricanes, mitigation, and personal and property safety. In 2009, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the insurance industry came to speak. During that meeting, residents voiced designations in the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club as depicted on FEMAs Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). As a result of the seminar, City staff started to investigate the FIRMs for Gulfport and the locations of the VE and AE Flood Zones as depicted on the FIRMs. City staff noticed inconsistencies in the locations where FEMA determined where the VE and AE Flood Zones were located. One area along the Citys coastline that was noted was the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club area. The coastline from Clam Bayou to Town Shores. Then the VE Zone dipped to the upland areas to include most of the subdivisions of Skimmer Point and Bay Estates, all of Kipps Colony subdivision, parts of Marina Estates subdivision, and nearly all of Pasadena Point Estates Phase II subdivision. Then the VE Zone came back and followed the coastline of the unincorporated area of Pinellas County immediately to the west of the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. Staff further investigated and of the City. The purpose of the investigation was to perform data collection, evaluate marine and land features, perform coastal modeling, and evaluate possible revisions to the The LOMR application and supporting analysis was submitted to FEMA in August 2010 by the City. During FEMAs technical review process, additional data, requested several times by FEMA engineers. Then in July 2011, FEMA portion of the LOMR application and sent the application to their mapping division to revise the affected FIRMs. Following this 90-day period, FEMA required a 120-day review and comment period whereby the pubic had the opportunity to comment on the application. If all went well, at the completion time of the review and comment period, the LOMR would become effective. FEMA sent a letter to the City dated September 8, 2011. The letter informed the City of Gulfport determinations affecting the FIRMs for the City. This was the beginning of the review and comment period of the LOMR process. Then, FEMA sent a letter dated January 23, 2012 which informed the City that FEMA has not received any valid requests for submitted in the LOMR. Therefore, revisions to the VE and AE Flood Zones as established in the LOMR became effective on January 20, 2012. The LOMR successfully changed the Insurance Rate Maps for the City of Gulfport. You can view the new maps at www. mygulfport.us under the Community Development Overview page. For more information, please contact Mike Taylor at 727-893-1087.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 29 By Cathy Salustri Boaters who want to live on their boat may the Gulfport marina. Last week harbormaster Denis Frain, at Mayor Mike Yakes request, presented information on how the city could go about allowing liveaboards at the marina. Right now cruisers can spend up to two weeks in one of the citys seven transient docks. Boaters who rent a slip on a monthly basis can spend up to 72 hours every 30 days on their boat. You dont know how many people come in as transients and fall in love with this place and say Can I stay here?, Frain says. Frain has to tell them no, the city doesnt allow liveaboard boaters. By October, all that could change. When the council looks at the citys budget for the coming year, it will consider Frains plan for allowing liveaboard boaters in 10% of the citys slips. When creating a proposed plan for allowing liveaboards, Frain used standards for marinas leasing state land as a guideline. As with those marinas, Gulfport would designate 20 slips as liveaboard-approved. Although Gulfport owns, not leases, the land under the marina, Frain said he looked at DEP guidelines to ensure the city marina environmental impact. Although he expressed hesitancy in the past about allowing liveaboards, Frain says the plan in question allows the city quality control over the types of vessels used as liveaboards. It has to be done right. It cant be half-assed, he says. I think if they (council) do this, theyll make improvements to make this one of the more desirable liveaboard marinas in Tampa Bay. Theres revenue potential there. To make money, though, the marina will have to spend money. Frain estimates it will cost $233,000 for Gulfport to open its marina to liveaboards. Of that money, $200,000 would go for a new building that included a laundry, day room, showers and lockers. It would also house a renovated ship store. Other improvements include additional sewer pumpout equipment ($22,000), mailboxes ($1,200), cable television ($5,000), safety ladders ($5,000) and enhanced wireless internet access. On a regular basis, he says, adding liveaboards at the marina will cost about full time and one part time staff, including a nighttime security person). The marina operates as an enterprise fund, meaning it takes no money from the general fund (the taxpayers) for its operation or improvements. Last year citys general fund by over twice the amount needed to make the improvements, public records show. Once operational, income from liveaboards could recap the initial investment in two years. Based on area rates, Frain suggests the city start liveaboard rates at roughly $500 per month, with boaters paying their own electric. If the city which Frain says he thinks he can liveaboard boaters would add over $120,000 to the marinas income. Realistically, are we because theres that much of a demand, he says. The Gulfport marina currently has 70% of its 195 slips occupied with a waiting list for smaller slips (30 and under.) Even at 70% occupancy, liveaboards would bring in over $80,000, he says. Frains suggested plan includes the following guidelines for liveaboards: 1. To qualify as a liveaboard, the boat must be 40 or longer. A 40 boat tends to have the necessary equipment to sustain liveaboards, he said. 2. and one other person may live on the boat. Although Frain said he isnt hard and fast on the two person per boat rule, he doesnt think subletting boats in the marina is appropriate. 3. Each boat may have a maximum of two vehicles parked at the marina. The marina has 85 spots in the Tifton Drive parking lot. 4. The boat must get underway every six months to prevent the vessel from Frain says. Did you ever watch Pirates of the Caribbean when the crew comes out of the Flying Dutchman, where theyre part of the ship? That, he says, is what he hopes to avoid. 5. Boaters must have insurance, a current photo of the boat, and, if the boat is over 10 years old, a current survey. 6. Liveaboards must submit to a visual inspection of the boat and get a voluntary US Coast Guard Auxiliary inspection. 7. Boats must have grey water holding tanks. 8. Liveaboards must meet minimum credit standards, pass a background check, and provide references. The rules, Frain said, are to ensure only responsible boaters make the cut as liveaboard residents. We dont allow junk on the docks now. Its going to be a privilege to keep your boat here, not a right, he said. GULFPORT MARINA BY THE NUMBERS Total Marina Income 2011 $1,625,511 2010 $1,564,374 2009 $1,462,211 Fuel Sales 2011 $797,446 2010 $598,447 2009 $538,556 Monthly Slip Rental 2011 $671,326 2010 $792,821 2009 $786,150 Monthly Transient Boater Income 2011 $30,000 (188 boats) 2010 $33,000 (216 boats) 2009 $49,000 (248 boats) 2008 $29,000 (163 boats) 2007 $19,000 (no record) Money Paid to General Fund 2012 $530,294 2011 $620,247 2010 $665,294 2009 $556,615 2008 $418,796 2007 $236,849 2006 $246,052 2005 $291,571 2004 $239,050 2003 $217,589 2002 $217,070 2001 $216,670 Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@ theGabber.com. Gulfport Marina May Welcome Liveaboards
30 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Organ Concert at St. Matthews There will be an organ concert at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 738 Pinellas Point Drive in St. Petersburg on February 12 at 4 p.m. Stephen Allen, Director of Music and organist at First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, will perform on St. Matthews beautiful pipe organ. Call 866-2187. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. At their February 9th meeting they will learn about the life of Salvador Dali from former teacher Judith Overcash, who has been a docent at the Dali Museum for 14 years. She has traveled to Spain to see where Dali worked and lived. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. SPCREA often group. They are planning to meet for Dali museum. Email Joyce Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Need School Clothes? Do you know a child in grade K-12 who needs school clothes? If they are eligible for free lunch all they have to do is call us and make an appointment to shop. Thats all they need. Its really that simple! In North Pinellas County call our Clearwater Store at 441-5050, in South Pinellas County call our St. Petersburg Store at 327-7100. Get the word out we have appointments open this week! to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, or an appointment please call 441-5050 or visit our website at www.ClothesToKids.org.
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32 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Jewish Genealogical Society Seminar The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will offer a two-session seminar entitled: The JGSTB 2012 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers on February 12 (Part 1) and March 11 (Part 2) at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Registration will be held at 1:30 p.m. on both dates. This seminar will focus on developing the proper approaches and applying the necessary tools, techniques and short cuts to most effectively connect you with your ancestors in the old country. This seminar is an extensive revision of the presentation given two years ago; new genealogical resources and new databases will be demonstrated and all Internet links and sites have been updated. The course is free to current paid-up members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay. A one-year family membership will be included in the $25 course fee for non-members. An additional $10 fee will be charged for seminar materials to defray printing costs, but only one booklet will be needed per couple or family. Annual membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is $25 per individual or family. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Early registration copies of the printed booklet and handouts will be available. To pre-register for the class, for further information on the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727343-1652. 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. Call 727-735-7094 for information and registration form. Learn how to Use your GPS Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Using GPS is a two hour class presented in one evening by the St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron and is available to anyone 12 or older. This seminar explains the principals of way-point navigation and shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS what the buttons do, what the screens show and how to access the functions you need. You will also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you do not currently own one. Materials include the waterproof Captains Quick Guide to Using GPS to take aboard your boat and remind you of the basic steps while underway. GPS is now so easily available, this has become an essential seminar for all boaters. Bring your handheld if you have one. Course will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 33 61st Anniversary of the Polish American Society The Polish American Society will celebrate its 61st Anniversary on Sunday, February 12th. The club located at 1343 Beach Drive SE in St. Petersburg is open on Sundays September through May with dinner served from 3-4:30 p.m. and dancing from 4-7 p.m. Members are $5 and guests are $7. Call 727-894-9908 or visit www.polishsociety.org. Community Yard Sale The Isle of Capri community in Treasure Island will hold a yard sale on Saturday, February 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To enter, turn off Gulf Blvd. east at 11th Ave. Turn left on 2nd St. Start at Rosselli Park where breakfast and lunch will be available. Maps of the islands participants will be handed out. All participating in the event will have red hearts displayed. All proceeds go projects throughout Treasure Island. Chamber to host Pam Iorio The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, and her book, Straight Talk. Mayor Iorio offers her build strong and effective leaders. Iorios fresh, straight forward approach to leadership not only inspires and motivates, but provides immediate actionable methods and ideas that will help professionals at all levels lead with integrity and achieve optimal results. Meeting takes place on Thursday, February 16th at the Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. Check in is at 11:30 a.m. and the Progam begins at 12 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $35 non-members. a complimentary book. Parking will be complimentary. Chair Yoga for Everyone in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex is offering a Chair Yoga class for people of all ages class is perfect for beginners and Classes are offered Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. and cost $7 each. Interested participants must call and pre-register with instructor Joyce Bloom at 727-345-0679. 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., 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.
34 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Annual Flea Market at Womans Club The St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E. will present the annual Treats & Treasures Flea Market & Bake Sale, for two days: Friday, February 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, February 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. The kitchen will be open for tasty treats, featuring homemade soups, hot dogs, chili dogs, coffee, soft drinks and other the Historical Building Restoration Fund. For information on monthly meetings, Saturday Group, weekly hands on projects and card games or information on renting their Historical Clubhouse, please call 727822-4982. Check out their website at www.StPetersburgWomansClub. org.Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet of St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on February 14th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be music by Steve Middents. Call for reservations 399-1272.Community Band in Concert at Casino The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert on February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Musical Director Max Millspaugh has entitled this concert Classics to Swing. Come and enjoy a program that includes, among others, music from Carl Orffs Carmina Burana to Mancinis The Swing March, from excerpts from Wagners operas to A Tribute to Harry James. The Cheerio March will leave you singing and whistling. The casino provides adequate free parking and handicapped accessibility. Refreshments are available. Seating capacity has been increased for the concert. The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce sponsor the concerts. The South Pasadena Band is sponsored by the City of South Pasadena and community donations.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 35 St. Pete Beach Legal Costs Top $46,000 for NovemberBy Cathy Salustri According to city records, St. Pete Beach paid Bryant Miller Olive over $46,000 in legal fees for work performed in November 2011. Among other items, Bryant Miller Olive billed for the following work and reimbursements: $6,585 for city legal fees (a $5,000 retainer plus expenses) $20,743 for the Jim Anderson lawsuit $9,043 for the Coconut Inn lawsuit $6,516 for legal fees associated with Bruce Kadouras lawsuits $2,958 for Ron Holehouse case $472 for the Sumanas appeal $267 for legal fees associated with Bill Pyles lawsuits $144 for Bryant Miller Olive to intervene in a Yankeetown lawsuit These fees included billable hours, travel to and from St. Pete Beach, Womens Club to hold Annual Flea Market The Pasadena Womens Club located on the corner of Central Ave. and Sunset Dr. in St. Petersburg is on Saturday, February 18th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring something for everyone from antiques, china, clothing and many other goodies. Please come and join them for this annual event.Pinellas Youth Symphony in Concert The Pinellas Youth Symphony continues to celebrate its 54th Anniversary season with a concert performed on Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg College Music Center (6605 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Serenade Strings Orchestra, the showcase string orchestra of the PYS, will perform under the direction of Mr. Lei Liu, Second Assistant Concertmaster of The Florida Orchestra. Soloists will perform string repertoire from pieces composed by Vivaldi, Haydn, Hummel, Viotti, Accolay and Hoffmeister. Visit www.pysmusic.org, leave a voicemail at 727-438-3149 or email to email@example.com.Charity Wine and Auction Event The Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street S. St. Petersburg will hold a Charity Wine and Auction event on Saturday, February 11 from 7-10 p.m. This innovative venue is located inside a recently-renovated historic freight railway station. Come enjoy the arts community atmosphere, best of small vineyard wines from around the world, delicious foods and desserts, and silent auction. Event features over 60 types of wine, plus a sale of specially selected works of renowned local artists. Proceeds will support Suncoast Hospice and King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). Individual tickets cost $50, VIP tickets $100. Call 727323-5857.
36 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m. featuring artist ROSE MARIE PRINS MEET THE CANDIDATES Mon., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Ward 1 & Ward 3 Learn about important issues 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 Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm will discuss & sign copies of his books; and answer questions about Unanswered Cries; and his newly published, Zoo Story. OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Starting February 10: AARP Income Tax Assistance, Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, February 11, starting at 10:30 am, Dolphin Tale; and, Super 8; Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Valentine Crafts Program: Saturday, February 11, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, February 16, 10:00 am. Discussion of American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser, over coffee & light refresh ments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 pm. First Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. 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. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 nonres. 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-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Tamara Harte at 727-512-2763 Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. Feb. 8th. Must pre-register with instructor. Call Laurie at 617-247-9278. 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 termediate Returns in Feb. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012.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. Senior Center Mardi Gras: Its Mardi Gras time! Dont miss out! The Senior Center will be hosting this exciting event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm. Tickets: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Includes refreshments, Best Mask Contest, great entertainment, and more! Get your tickets early. Another fun activity spearheaded by volunteer Julie Fuce. 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. Dealing with Pain: All are welcome to attend free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm. February topics include: yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture and patient self advocacy. Sponsored by Gardens of Yoga, The Longhouse, and RN Patient Advocates of South Pinellas, LLC. Flea Market: Mark your calendar now for our next Flea Market on Tuesday, February 7, 9am to noon. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Great for brain Honor Flights: Honor Flight is a nonOur heroes are transported to Washington, Top priority is given to senior veterans World War II survivors, along with other veterans who may be terminally ill. Now, with over 1,000 World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out. Mark your calendar for Wed. Feb. 8 at 1pm to learn more about Honor Flights. Visit Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Hard Rock Casino, on Feb. 12, 20 or 29($20); Camellia Rose Tea Room with Plant City Antique Shopping, $54.00; Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53); The Irish Rovers at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54). Two day trips also available. Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas County Property from 9am until noon on Friday, February 24 Property Tax Exemption. 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. Coming Soon: One Man Show: Mark your calendar now for another One Man Show by J Wygant on Wed. Mar. 7 at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Watch the Gabber for further details. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 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., Feb. 17 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for hearing impaired Floridians will be available for distribution on Tues. Feb. 21, 9:30-11:30am courtesy of Deaf & Hearing Connection. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 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 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Feb. 5, 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 PAVA 2COOL ART SHOW Feb. 11 & 12 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.Scout Hall 5315 28th Ave. So./893-1070"THE BEE STORY" Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. A comedy presented by Ken Silkie Fun for the whole family! 727-480-5876 email@example.com
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 37 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070OPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m. featuring artist ROSE MARIE PRINS MEET THE CANDIDATES Mon., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Ward 1 & Ward 3 Learn about important issues 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 Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Thursday, February 9, 7:00 pm will discuss & sign copies of his books; and answer questions about Unanswered Cries; and his newly published, Zoo Story. OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Starting February 10: AARP Income Tax Assistance, Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, February 11, starting at 10:30 am, Dolphin Tale; and, Super 8; Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Valentine Crafts Program: Saturday, February 11, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, February 16, 10:00 am. Discussion of American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser, over coffee & light refresh ments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 pm. First Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. 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. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 nonres. 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-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Tamara Harte at 727-512-2763 Call Alison at 410-2227. poli at 813-855-3112. Feb. 8th. Must pre-register with instructor. Call Laurie at 617-247-9278. 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 termediate Returns in Feb. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012.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. Senior Center Mardi Gras: Its Mardi Gras time! Dont miss out! The Senior Center will be hosting this exciting event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-4pm. Tickets: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Includes refreshments, Best Mask Contest, great entertainment, and more! Get your tickets early. Another fun activity spearheaded by volunteer Julie Fuce. 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. Dealing with Pain: All are welcome to attend free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm. February topics include: yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture and patient self advocacy. Sponsored by Gardens of Yoga, The Longhouse, and RN Patient Advocates of South Pinellas, LLC. Flea Market: Mark your calendar now for our next Flea Market on Tuesday, February 7, 9am to noon. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Great for brain Honor Flights: Honor Flight is a nonOur heroes are transported to Washington, Top priority is given to senior veterans World War II survivors, along with other veterans who may be terminally ill. Now, with over 1,000 World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out. Mark your calendar for Wed. Feb. 8 at 1pm to learn more about Honor Flights. Visit Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Hard Rock Casino, on Feb. 12, 20 or 29($20); Camellia Rose Tea Room with Plant City Antique Shopping, $54.00; Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53); The Irish Rovers at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54). Two day trips also available. Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas County Property from 9am until noon on Friday, February 24 Property Tax Exemption. 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. Coming Soon: One Man Show: Mark your calendar now for another One Man Show by J Wygant on Wed. Mar. 7 at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Watch the Gabber for further details. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 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., Feb. 17 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for hearing impaired Floridians will be available for distribution on Tues. Feb. 21, 9:30-11:30am courtesy of Deaf & Hearing Connection. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 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 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Social & Ballroom Dancing Sun., Feb. 5, 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 PAVA 2COOL ART SHOW Feb. 11 & 12 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.Scout Hall 5315 28th Ave. So./893-1070"THE BEE STORY" Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. A comedy presented by Ken Silkie Fun for the whole family! 727-480-5876 email@example.com
38 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Downgrading ChildrenThe 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (the right to an abortion) was observed a couple of weeks ago, and, besides wondering about the was perplexed by comments made by President Obama. "Our daughters" he said, "have the same rights freedom and opportunities as our Does that mean that children are to be free of the bothersome burden of children? Or, does he mean that men are free to walk away from the responsibility of children and that women should be able to also? Are children pesky, bothersome things? different than the egg itself which is washed away monthly? I understand, to an extent, the freedom of choice, I-can-do withmy-body-and-its-issue-what-I want, debate (although we ban prostitution and suicide), I just can't parity with men aspect. Are women just like men? Are their biological roles identical? Are their physical attributes identical? Aren't there women's health issues? Or, are we talking strictly about civil rights? If so, are men equal or unequal when it comes to fatherhood? Should men have any say in abortion? If not, does that imply that they have no responsibilities either? Some men feel that way. They breed and move on from woman to woman seemingly without obligation. That's the central issue of the singlenon-supporting nor participating male sperm donor. Is this a civil right whose costs must be borne by someone else? Of course, with abortion it never gets to that point which is sometimes THE point. Why bring someone into the world when the creators of that someone don't want it (him/her)? Abortion has always been controversial. Right-Wrong. Practical-Impractical. Safe-Unsafe. Forced-Unforced. The Eugenics movement -supported by big name politicos and scientists promoted doing away (abortion and other means) with undesirables and societal burdens such as the severely handicapped and so forth. Others have felt that abortion is appropriate for anyone who can't support the issuing child. Indeed, many felt and probably feel that abortion keeps down the unwanted. A community doctor I knew way before Roe v. Wade was neutral on abortion, but pay for those who couldn't afford it. Those are the ones who need the right, he implied. Indeed, the poor, particularly minorities black and hispanic have higher rates of abortion than the majority. Some feel that is not only a desirable result, but a good reason for abortion. The China, one-child policy, has led to aborting of females women in ratio to men. To address both these issues, most states in the U.S. try to prohibit abortions for race or gender. Use of abortion for birth control is also discouraged. However, isn't that an infringement of the right to choose? Why is the state making those distinctions? someone should want or need an abortion. There are many legitimate and reasonable and practical reasons. My issue is the elevation of it by in an equality competition with men. This is degrading to children making them only incidental beings to those in pursuit of a career or, simply, individual freedom. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber February 2 February 8, 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 Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlmited 6:30-9:30pm Steak-O 2pm Super Bowl Party 5pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg.-5:45pm Reg. ALA Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Exe. Com. Mtg.6pm Music Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Come join us for a Valentine's dinner of chicken pot pie, salad and dessert on Monday, Feb. 13th from 5:30-6:30 person. Public is invited. 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 February 2 February 8, 2012 Local ObituariesLAUDENSLAGER, KENNETH H., 64 of South Pasadena, passed away Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. Surviving include his loving wife, Nancy Angelovich Laudenslager; his sister-in-law, Betty Laudenslager, and niece Tracy Bruner. He is preceded in death by his parents Naomi and Herman Laudenslager and his brother, Herman. Originally served his country with 2 tours of duty as an Army soldier in the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the Soldiers Medal and Purple Heart. Kenn later graduated from Ohio Northern University, School of Law in 1977 and was a practicing attorney until retiring in Florida in 1991 due to medical challenges. He remained a Member of the Michigan Bar. Over the years, many people would comment "what an inspiration he was" because he fought his health problems so valiantly. His spirit and his faith never faultered. He was very much loved and will be missed beyond words. A memorial Service will be held at Bay Pines Veteran Cemetery on Friday Feb. 3, 2012 at 3 p.m. Beach Memorial Chapel St. Pete Beach 727-360-5577. In lieu the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of which he was a member. PRICE, BETTY FOSTER, 89, of St. Pete Beach, died Thursday at home. Service at Faith Presbyterian Church in Seminole Tuesday at 10 a.m. For complete obit www. reesefuneral.com. RICHARDS, RHEA A., 90, went to be with the Lord Jan. 8, 2012. Matriarch of 5 generations: 6 children: Barb, Rich, Denny, Dotty (Greg), Bill and Tommy (Cheryl); 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-greatgrandchildren. Member of the Lions Club, American Legion, Elks, DAV, and S. E. Guide dogs. Memorial for family and friends will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2-4 p.m. at Gulfport Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Dr. S. in Gulfport. Born a red head, dyed a red head. SCHMIDLEY, ARLENE A., 81, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Jan. 26, 2012. Services will be held in Janesville, WI. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. SNOW, MARY ELLEN B., 68, of South Pasadena, died Jan. 25, 2012. She is survived by loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, FL, 813-855-2439.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 41 Federal Grant First Step for Welcoming Boaters on St. Pete BeachSt. Pete Beach to Build 12 Slips for CruisersBy Cathy Salustri Cruisers from all over the world will be able to step directly from their catamaran onto St. Pete Beach. Thursday afternoon St. Pete Beach Public Works Director Steve Hallock announced that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) awarded the city a $219,000 Boating Infrastructure Grant. The city will use the money to build 12 transient boat slips by the Community Center. The dock will have electrical, water and pumpout facilities, city manager Arriving boaters will have access to community center facilities such as this access. In addition, the city will provide bicycles for boaters to use ashore. The projects estimated total cost is just over $310,000; the city will pay the difference, although part of the match will come in the form of in-kind services such as administrative work and city engineering services. St. Pete Beach will spend $73,250 in actual cash. Administrative Services Supervisor Dan OConnor said the city had to include the in-kind services as part of the grant application. As part of the application, a part of it has to be in soft money or in-kind services, he said. receive between $50,000 and $75,000 in slip rent annually. Across the bay, Gulfport Municipal Marina averages $30,000 a year from its seven transient slip rentals. That number does not include fuel sales or ship store purchases. St. Pete Beachs plan does not include selling fuel. Gulfport Harbormaster Denis Frain says he expects Gulfport to lose Beach. He also praised St. Pete Beach for building the transient boating dock. I think its the ideal location. I think they have everything in place except for the docks, which now they have a grant for. I think if you build it you will come. Unfortunately, well lose some of our transients to St. Pete Beach, but theyre not as well protected as the Gulfport Marina, Frain said. Although the federal government awarded the grant through the FWS, the federal government has yet to give the go-ahead to build the dock. Its a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing, Terri Skapik, a senior hydrogeologist and owner and president of Woods Consulting, said. The Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), the FWS, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations National Marine Fisheries (NMF), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pinellas countys Department of Environmental Managements (DEM) Water and Navigation Control Authority all must all approve before the city can build the 12 slips. It has to be the home run of permits, Skapik said. First, the city submits its application to the ACOE, who then coordinates with NMF and FWS. FWS reviews the impact docks will have on the manatee population and may require a manatee education component as a condition of the permit. They dont want more manatees to die. They want to make sure that the use of docks is not going to lead to more manatee deaths through watercraft collision, Skapik said. While the ACOE reviews the plans, the DEP will also review the citys plan and decide whether it will grant a submerged land lease and a permit of its own. Finally, the city will apply for a county permit through the DEMs Water and Navigation Control Authority. The process, Skapik said, will probably take 12 -14 months total, because of the submerged land lease. After that, the city can start building the dock. The 2011 marina feasibility study slips on the east and permanent slips on the west) with 70 total slips and isnt building a marina just yet. Right question is a dock. A decision on more docks has not been made, he said, although the citys Request for s (RFQ) asks for consultants who can help the city get permits for 24, not 12 slips. Construction manager Renee Cooper told the Gabber that the city wants to get permits for 24 slips in case it moves ahead with more slips in the future. The permit lasts years. It doesnt mean that you have to build it all at the same time, Cooper said. Going through the permitting one time is going to be a cost-saving move instead of having to pay twice. To review the marina feasibility study and the RFQ, please read this article online at TheGabber.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
42 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/20 Domestic2600 Blk 44th St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Ordinance ViolationSkate Park. Person Under Inuence5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up1400 Blk 49th St. S. Drug Call1700 Blk 55th St. S. Suspicious Person31st Ave. & 49th St. S. Animal Call2200 Blk York St. S. Juvenile Trouble19th Ave. & 54th St. S. Alarm Business5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Theft4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Domestic5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle2600 Blk 54th St. S. Animal Call4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Saturday 1/21 Noise1200 Blk Hull St. S. Suspicious Person1400 Blk 54th St. S. Noise5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Hit & Run19th Ave. & 58th St. S. Ordinance Violation5200 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Disturbance49th St. & 14th Ave. S. Burglary5000 Blk 10th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle5300 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft2200 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person47th St. & 26th Ave. S. Suspicious Person29th Ave. & Miriam St. S. Disorderly Conduct52nd St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence3000 Blk 54th St. S. Sunday 1/22 Suspicious Vehicle5300 Blk 28th Ave. S. Suspicious PersonGulfport Blvd. & 58th St. S. Theft5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle5000 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 47th St. S. Neighbor Problem2800 Blk 52nd St. S. Civil Matter5400 Blk 30th Ave. S. Noise4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Disturbance54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Theft1100 Blk 61st St. S. Burglary2100 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary5700 Blk 19th Ave. S. Burglary5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired49th St. & 17th Ave. S.Prowler2800 Blk Seabreeze Dr. S. Shots Fired1300 Blk 58th St. S. Monday 1/23 Drugs1900 Blk 49th St. S. Theft2200 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Theft2800 Blk 54th St. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Keep the Peace5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Theft2900 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Neighbor Problem2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Suspicious PersonShore Blvd. & 57th St. S. Tuesday 1/24 Domestic2900 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious VehicleSave A Lot. Domestic1500 Blk 54th St. S. Vandalism5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Theft2700 Blk 9th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 27th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Theft2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Suspicious Person7th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Domestic5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Noise2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Wednesday 1/25 Person Under Inuence5000 Blk & 18th Ave. S. Ordinance Violation54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Theft3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Civil Matter5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trespass900 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person8th Ave. & 49th St. S. Suspicious Person5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft2000 Blk 53rd St. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call700 Blk Hull St. S.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 43 Crime Awareness Meeting The next City Wide Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Meeting will be held on Monday, February 13th at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. All residents are welcome to attend. Topic will be current criminal activity and crime stats from December and January. Please remember to use 911 for all emergencies and the 893-1030 for non-emergencies and report all suspicious activity to police. Try your hand at Sudoku Womans Club Supports the Homeless The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, February 17th at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sara Snyder, Director of the Pinellas Coalition for the Homeless. They urge attendees to support the relief effort by bringing healthy, non-perishable snacks to these families. Back packs have been made by members of the club and will also be donated. Come early Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Guests are welcome. Call 727-822-4982 or visit www.StPetersburgWomansClub.org. Gulfport Free Clothing SwapGULFPORTGulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, February 14th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event continues to grow in popularity and is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South. Participants are garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Clothing may be for women, men or children. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th.
44 Gabber February 2 February 8, 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? 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 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 45 Renowned Author to Speak in Gulfport Thomas French, former St. Petersburg Times investigative journalist and Librarys annual meeting on February 9th. Mr. French wrote Unanswered Cries about the murder of Gulfport resident Karen Gregory and Zoo Story about the inner world of Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue. Catch a Jazz Concert will sponsor the following concert: Tom Hook and the Original Black Dogs will play a Mardi Gras Dinner/ Dance from 6-9:30 p.m. at Banquet Masters 8100 Park Blvd. Admission is $35 members, $40 guests. Call 727397-1875. 8th Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour Gulfports 8th Annual Pink Flamingo Home Tour will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour begins at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street S. in Gulfport. Tickets are $15 or pre-sale for $13. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 727-344-3711 or visit www. PinkFlamingoHomeTour.com.Family Fun Day Family Fun Day is presented by the City of Gulfport Recreation Division. The event is Saturday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tomlinson Lake Park (corner of Tangerine Ave. S. and 54th St. S.). The free event will arts and crafts, family competitions and food (hot dogs and bottled water while they last). Please come join them for this wonderful family event! For more information, please contact 727-893-1068. Community Wellness ExpoST. PETERSBURGMake a day St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willis S. John Recreation Center located at 6635 M.L. King Jr. Street N. Event features educational wellness presentations with live Vendors focus on health and wellness with valuable health information and free vision and blood pressure screening. Enjoy a family fun area welcome. Call 727-892-5994.
46 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Featuring the Peneds Region of SpainThe wine country of Peneds, located less than an hour from Barcelona, is one of the most exciting wine regions in Spain. A wide range of wine styles are produced here including the Traditional Method (sparkling) white and ros Cava (made with the indigenous grapes of Xarel.lo, Macabeo and Parellada), dry reds, dry whites, and dessert whites. Winemaking in the region, as in the rest of Spain, dates back millennia and the Ancient Romans have left many vestiges of their wine production. Peneds is a fascinating region, steeped in history and renowned for its Modernista (similar to Art Nouveau) architecture from the likes of geniuses such as Gaudi, Cadalfach and Domenech i Montaner. Top Peneds wineries include: Albet I Noya, Agusti Torell, Antonio Mascaro, Can Rafols del Caus, Gramona, Miguel Torres, Jean Leon, Juve & Camps, Pars Balt and Rovellats. Over the last couple of months we have toured the wine regions of Spain. Next we will move on to Australia. Book Donations Needed Donations of books are needed by the Bookstore of The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library located on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, corner of 8th Ave North and 67th Street North. The proceeds from the sale of these items are used to fund special childrens and adult programs to and can provide a receipt to you for your possible tax deduction. Please call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904. Korean War Veterans Association If you served in Korea during the Korean War up to the present, you are eligible for membership in the KWVA. They meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5773 62 Street N. in St. Petersburg. KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated to preserving the historical contributions of our military who have theater from 1950 to the present. They participate in numerous charitable contributions to the memory of our veterans such as the creation and dedication of the beautiful and inspiring granite Korean War memorial at Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Park. They also participate in parades, as color guards for special events, honor guards for military funerals, rendering support to members in need and participation in other patriotic and charitable endeavors along with various youth oriented events. Of course there is always time for a number of enjoyable events such as picnics, dinners, get-togethers, etc. March 17th, St. Patricks Day, is their annual dinner for members and their guests to be held at The Wine Cellar followed by entertainment. yet formal format which concludes with sharing coffee, sandwiches and pastries while engaged in pleasant members and guests. Contact Clarence Dadswll, President, KWVA at 727-522-6496.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 47 Getting Ready For Cupid? During his second lesson, eight-year-old Trey Cellich stands like a pro-archer as Coach Dan McKeag helps him aim his arrow at the target in Horan Park. The archery class meets weekly at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. Call 536-6207 for information. Freedom Fighter Award Winner to Speak KrisAnne Hall will speak on Defending the US Constitution, at the Pinellas Park Library Conference Room, 7750 52nd Street, on Sunday, February 26th, at 2 p.m. She is a former prosecutor and Constitutional attorney. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastors wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. She has received numerous awards and is the author of Not a Living Breathing Document. This free event is sponsored by the South Pinellas 912 Patriots. Seating is limited. Visit www912Pinellas. org. BPW to Meet During this all-important election year, the St. Petersburg/Pinellas 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. at 727-366-3439 or kristine@ kristineketcham.com or
48 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Card Party for Charity On March 14, the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf Beaches, luncheon at the Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf Blvd., No. Redington Beach. They will play cards from 10:30 till 3 with lunch at noon. Cost is $20 payable at Mary Alice at 866-2688. All money collected will go to their charity, Angels Against Abuse. 5th Annual Hog Heaven Barbecue Be sure to get your tickets for the Hog Heaven Barbecue dinner. Joining in the churchs centennial celebration, John Verville, the Ribdog and Master Kansas City Barbecue Society judge, will be back at First United Methodist Church, Gulfport, on Saturday, February 18th cooking some old time championship pork for you. In addition to generous portions of competition quality hickory-smoked pulled pork, dinners will include hickory smoked baked bean, cole slaw, bread and dessert. Tickets are $8 per person in advance, $9 at the door. Hot dog dinners for children under 12 are also available for $3. Dinners will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. and takeouts are available. Buy your tickets at the church, 2728 53rd Street S. in Gulfport or call 727-321-3620 or 727-488-9031.Concert at Pasadena Community Church Pasadena Community Church invites you and all your friends, family and neighbors to their concert, Starlight goes Country, on Friday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. It will feature the church choir singing favorites like Ill Fly Away, Country Road, Your Cheatin Heart and many others, with guest bass. Soloists doing favorites like Squirrel Revival. Charlie Weaver and Minnie Pearl will be there too. Dancers will do clogging, the Texas two-step and square dancing. Admission is $6 and all seats are reserved with tickets available Monday through Thursday from 10 227 70th Street S.
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50 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Gulfport Police, Neighbors Unite Norman Rockwell would have been proud. Saturday at Alan Dreischarfs home was as close to a barn raising as a city in the states most densely populated county could have. There was no barn in sight, but everything else was a page out of smalltown Americana: neighbors pulling together to help neighbors. 57-year-old Alan moved to Gulfport from Eau Claire, Wisconsin two decades ago. In college, he majored in geography. After college he worked in mapping. When he describes what he did for a living, it sounds, to a layperson, a lot like he was Google Earth before Google Earth existed. But he had a north, so he moved south, settling on making a home in Gulfport. Hes lived here for 20 years. He is unable to work anymore. Hes long known his next-door-neighbors, but this Saturday, he met his Gulfport Neighbors. Thanks to Gulfport police and Gulfport Neighbor Doug Hudson, a lot more people know about Alan, and Alans learning what it means to be part of a community. It started with a trampoline. As a student at Maine West high school in Des Plaines, Illinois, Alan climbed up on the trampoline in gym class. Although there were spotters around, they were high school students like himself, not trained gymnasts. Alan took his turn on the trampoline. He jumped. He landed on his forehead. He broke his neck. He says this today matter-offactly. He does not complain that he can only support half his weight at one time. He does not moan about his aches or that he cant do what he did even a few years ago. Instead, his steely blue eyes glint with the hint of a chainsaws and the poomphf of nail guns. Over the years, Alans always tried to look after his home, facing the challenges head-on. He used to cut his grass himself, using an electric mower and keeping one hand on the mower, one hand on his walker. Thats not really possible anymore. was the last year I mowed the grass, he says. When he can, he hires a lawn service. He receives social security disability but, at a young 57, isnt old enough would make his life easier. He is completely capable of taking care of himself, but roof or replacing the homes original fence, are beyond his ability. who works the Gulfport side of the 49th Street corridor, is part of the cacophony of sounds Alan can hear from his couch. The veteran policeman met Alan when he responded to a call for help about a year ago. The yard was overgrown, and more than once someone, assuming the home was abandoned, tried to kick in Alans door. Alan McLaughlin responded. The police didnt catch whoever tried to kick in Alans door, but neighboring Burkhart Industries installed a metal plate that made it impossible to kick in Alans door. In addition, personal interest in Alan. He says Alans immediate neighbors helped where they could. Sometimes they pick up trash on his curb; other times they offer Alan a ride when he needed to get somewhere. Alans property still had issues. Alans deck had fallen prey to wood rot. The dead trees in the yard were one big storm away from felt like balsa wood. call code enforcement. That, he says, isnt how he works. The main focus of my position is to deal with quality of life, code issues, crime, and perception of crime he says. To me, its more important than compliance. Whats a going to get the job done. When nearby Beachway mobile home park replaced its fencing, he convinced them to donate the perfectly serviceable used fence to Alan. McLaughlin didnt stop there. He got in touch with Doug Hudson, a head of Gulfport Neighbors. Gulfport Neighbors have better part of a year, but Alans home would be the project. Somebody said, call McLaughlin recalls. So I called Doug Hudson, and, boom! Doug called on the Neighbors to help Alan with his home. In addition to taking down the old fence, the Gulfport Neighbors called on its army of volunteers. morning, the Neighbors almost 100 in all started showing up. They spent their day removing the old fence, installing the new, cutting down dead trees, removing the rotted deck, replacing a ceiling, and cleaning out and repairing wood on Alans garage. The transformation is said. He, too, donated his time to the project. Gulfport Neighbors werent the only people involved in the cleanup. When Neighbor Margarete Tober approached Smokin Js and asked for help with lunch, the small business owner offered to feed the crowd for free. Tim Coppola, who owns Coppola Tree Service, brought along three of his crew and his bucket truck for free. Jim Perry, a cabinet maker whos currently renovating parts of the Don CeSar, offered not Alan Dreischarf just needed a little help to get things under control. Gulfport Neighbors offered him that help.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 51 only the use of his tools and shop, but to build new kitchen cabinets for Alan (Alans kitchen was severely will not charge for the work. The day was an amalgam of small projects and large. No one sat idle, regardless of their skill level. If I had a contractor in, this would take a lot longer, Alan says, stressing his gratitude, although he admits hes a bit of a loner, unused to so many people. Im not used to having all these people here. Im like Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory, he admits. It didnt matter that Alan wasnt a need and that, Gulfport Neighbors president Gina Burke said, was all that mattered. Her three daughters the eldest in high school, the youngest in elementary school all helped work on the property. Hes a good Gulfport resident and a good guy, she said. He just doesnt have the capability to do it himself. If it had been one thing a busted says things would have been different. But everything all together? It was too much for him. If you have too many problems at one time, nothing gets done, he says. I just need enough help to get things under control where I can handle things. Now, things are getting back to normal. With, he smiles as an army of power tools whirs outside, help from your friends. In all, almost 100 people volunteered their Saturday to help a neighbor, including vacationers from St. Pete Beach who asked if they would be welcome even if they didnt have their own tools. Countless residents too many to name here offered their services, as did many local businesses. Gulfport Neighbor Doug Hudson expressed pride and gratitude that so many people answered the call. To learn more about Gulfport Neighbors, visit GulfportNeighbors. org. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Februarys program includes: Powering Your Boat Feb. 7, Knots Feb. 14, Weather Feb. 21, and Your Boats Radio Feb. 28. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226 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 email@example.com.
52 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 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: Fire Dept. Procedures Q: anymore because the sirens were disturbing businesses? A: More than one person sent this to the Gabber. It is only partly true. Yes, the city manager reports, vice mayor David Hastings (who has two businesses at the corner of 54th Street and Gulfport Boulevard) did ask why new directive about how they should get the trucks to Gulfport Boulevard, but the city manager stressed that what happened is something that would have told us that the new procedure explained below makes more sense. historically used 54th Street to get to Gulfport Boulevard because, at one time, used that route. After the vice mayor questioned this, the city manager spoke Fire trucks responding to a call now use 54th Street to get to Gulfport Boulevard if theyre heading west. If theyre heading east, the drivers will take the trucks down 53rd Street. hasnt impacted his departments ability to do its job. Celebrity Pro-Am Golf to Benet PARC is the Featured Celebrity Host for the inaugural PARC Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament to be held February 12 and 13 at the prestigious Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa, one of the most exclusive Clubs in the area. The premiere sponsorship packages offered to the public include many play incomparable champion golf and a chance to have a celebrity golfer All proceeds from the tournament supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1953. The PARC Celebrity Pro-Am begins with an evening Pairing Party for sponsors and additional guests at Avilas enchanting mansion-style Clubhouse on February 12. At the Pro-Am Tournament on February 13, golfers will have a chance to play on the world class Bob Sierra & Jack Nicklaus designed Avila course a golfers dream. Tournament Celebrity golfers currently scheduled to appear along David Greenwood, Jon Gruden, Joe McFarland, Fred McGriff, Ryan Nece, Lou Piniella, Shelton Quarles, Reginald Roundtree and Vinny Testaverde. Started in 1953, PARC supports over 700 adults and children with developmental disabilities in a variety of programs. Recent funding cuts have impacted the amount of services offered to an individual with disabilities and all proceeds from this tournament will allow PARC to continue to help all ages reach their greatest potential and live a quality of life deserved by all. For more information on how you can support the PARC Celebrity ProAm Golf Tournament Featuring Skip more information on PARC, visit
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 53 327-8309 727 727328-8309 400 49th St. South St. P etersburg, FLMon-Sat 11am to 9PM, SundaysGone FishinF AMIL Y OWNED & OPERA TED OVER 29 YEARS Check Us Out!www .midpenseafood.com WERE CONCH CRAZY!DONS FRESH MADE BAHAMIAN STYLE CONCH SALAD FEB 2-14 ONL Y$5.99 $8.99 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. Singles 55+ to Meet Dont take life sitting down! Join a group of fun singles 55+ at the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, 7625 59th Street N. in Pinellas Park on the second Monday of each month for a potluck lunch at 1:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and $2. Enjoy a delicious lunch, entertainment, and meet new friends. Pick up a monthly calendar with additional fun meet new friends and enjoy life to the fullest. A famous Elvis impersonator is the entertainment for the February 13th luncheon; Whistling Tom will entertain March 12 and on April 9 there is a fashion show displaying up to date fashions. All Pinellas County Singles 55+ are welcome! Goodwill Kicks off Annual Book Drive Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts February 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2-5, or volunteering for the program. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any GoodwillSuncoast store or donation site. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Elections Association Offers Scholarship If you are a college junior or senior majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, you may be eligible for a scholarship! The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of the 67 county supervisors, will award a $1,200 scholarship this year to an eligible student. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must have maintained a C average or above during the past year. Other requirements are listed on the scholarship application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available for download at www. votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 19 in any Pinellas County Supervisor of 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo; or 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For a mailed application or additional information, please call the Pinellas at 727-464-6108.
54 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 By Scott LafeeThe Woe in Womens Health In studies asking women to rate their own health, women typically describe their health as being worse than mens. Researchers have usually attributed this to reporting bias. In general practice, there has been this idea that women over-report health problems, or are more likely to say they are ill or pay attention to their symptoms than men, as Davide Malmusi of the Public Health Agency American. But in a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health, Malmusi and colleagues suggest a different reason: Women say theyre less healthy than men because, on average, they actually higher rate of chronic disease. 29,000 Spaniards who were queried about their health. Half of the respondents were between the ages of 16 and 44; the other half was older. Almost 39 percent of the women interviewed rated their health as poor or very poor; 25.7 percent said they had some sort of chronic ailment that limited activity. For men, just 27 percent self-reported poor health; 19 percent said they had a chronic limitation of activity. The study suggests the difference isnt a matter of groundless complaining. When researchers compared men and women with the same type or number of chronic conditions, gender differences disappeared. Men and women equally described poor health. The bigger question of why women appear to have a higher rate of chronic health problems was not resolved, but Malmusi said its likely a mix of factors, biological and social. are diagnosed and treated in health kind of health conditions they suffer from, the way people relate to their own bodies and what kind of access to health care they have. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. The nail on the middle COUNTS 720,000 -Number of Americans age 90 and older in 1980 1.9 million --Number in 2010 9 million -Projected number in 2050 Source: U.S. Census Bureau DOC TALK Mannitol a natural sugar that acts as a diuretic (causing urination and water loss). It is used in cases of drug overdoses and cerebral swelling PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Ebulliophobia -fear of bubblesBEST MEDICINE A distraught patient phoned her medication prescribed by her doctor was to be taken the rest of her life, she asked? Yes, the nurse replied. She should take the pills for the rest of her life. A long, silent pause ensued before the woman asked, tremulously, Then Im wondering just how serious my condition is. The prescription is OBSERVATION You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. -American comedian Woody Allen CURTAIN CALLS Garry Hoy, a 38-year-old Canadian lawyer died in 1993 when he fell to Toronto-Dominion Centre tower. Hoy had thrown himself against one of the skyscrapers windows to prove that the glass was unbreakable. He was right. The glass did not break, but the window frame popped out -followed by Hoy.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 55 The ABCs of Fire Extinguishers Louis Distasio takes a go at using a re extinguisher Thursday night. As part of ongoing training, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) offered re extinguisher training. Fran Worthington partnered with Louis for the exercise. Note her hand on his shoulder; when extinguishing a re, the partner in the rear guides the reghter backwards to safety. During Thursday nights exercise CERT used ABC dry powder extinguishers. CERT will meet again at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 7 p.m. on February 16. They welcome everyone at their meetings. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members and guests enjoyed Sunshine City Councils Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction. Valerie Rankin, member of LET was the chairman and did an outstanding job. They congratulate the winner of the Golden Spoon JoAnne Good of Beta Xi Master for the winning sauce. Congratulations also to Sue Henry of Xi Pi Omicron for 2nd place and Paula Adams of Beta Xi Master for 3rd place. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and had fun bidding on the desserts and the items in the silent auction. Several of our members participated in the sauce competition: Paula Roberts, Val Rankin, Sharon Ingram, Joyce Keller, and Pam Puskas. Several brought desserts for the desert table and items for the auction. The Souper Bowl Social will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 5 p.m. at the home of Jim and Kay Brown. Lucy Brushaber, Kay and Jim Brown are the hosts for this annual event for the members and guests of LET. Members bring a soup mug along The hosts provide soup and chili. Everyone gets to watch the Super Bowl game, cheer for their favorite team, and enjoy good food and times. Laureate Epsilon Thetas executive board will meet on Tuesday, February 7 at the home of Elaine Penner at 7 p.m. and the next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at the home of Kay Brown at 7 p.m. Kay Brown will present the program. The chapter sweetheart Elaine Penner will be honored at this meeting with special refreshments and gifts. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
56 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 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 Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers CERTIFIED & CARING MALE CNAAvailable for any and all hours! My hourly rate is negotiable! Meal prep, housekeeping, errands/dr. appts, whatever you need taken care of. Call 727-498-6995. References Provided. PATIENT CARE TECHNICIANExcellent Local Professional References, FBI Level 2 Background Clearance, CPR/Basic Life Support Certied. Liability Insured. Special Diet Preparation, Memory Care, Respite Care, Complete Bed Patient Care, Terminal Care. 27 Years Experience. Competetive Rates. For availability please contact 727-277-9839. LOVE TO COOKCan Run Errands, Take care of young/old, Secretarial work. Let me know what you need! Flexible. 727-418-5295. 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 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 PRESSURE WASHER SALES & REPAIRSFree Pick-up. We Repair All Brands. New/ Used Equipment, Parts/Accessories too. St Pete PSI. Call 727-278-9579. NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153.We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References.. 727-8982474. Leave Message. ACTION POWER WASH 1-800-940-3325Houses, Decks, Drives, Tile Floors, Pools, Mobile Homes.BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Licensed & Insured, References Since 1978. PIRATES POWER WASHInsured & Experienced. Decks, Pools, Homes, Storefronts, Concrete, and More. Residenti, Commercial. Justin 727-644-3102. Family Owned and Operated. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Caregivers Cleaning/Housekeeping WINDOW CLEANING-and pressure washing. J.D. Taylor, Inc. Commercial, residential. Mention this ad for 25% off. 727-455-1519.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 57 ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Computer Service COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). 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. BULLOCK ELECTRIC, INC.-All Your Electrical Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Upgrades And Remodels. Residential & Commercial. EC0002886. 727-243-7770 Handy Person CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call 727-644-6194 Low Rates. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Cleaning/Housekeeping PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
58 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 Home Improvement DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Custom homes. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance drawings. Zoning changes, remodel, red tag. Call 727-269-1677. dbuidens2@ hotmail.comCONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Home Improvement GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roof ing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357.
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 59 EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING Interior, Exterior. Certied Building Contractor. Lic/insured. CBC1257702. Always Free Estimates, Premium Construction & Painting, Inc. 727525-9304. 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. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICESInc. #C7128. Senior Discounts, All Your Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. Over 40yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Miscellaneous Service SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. BAY AREA DOG WALKING-and Pet Service. Dependable, Friendly Care. T. J. Brown, Dog Handler. 727-417-3564 References Gulfport Veterinarian.KNIFE SHARPENINGSee us every Fri. and Sat. at 66th St. Flea Market, 5601 66th St. N. Mention this ad for discount. For Pricing and Contact information, go to: www.stormbringerblades.com or call 727-4225538.TRAVELING HAIRDRESSER AVAILABLELicensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 5224562 or Cell 410-5419. ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m.TENNIS RACQUET STRINGING35 years+ experience. Former teaching pro. 727-776-1646 CUSTOM FRAME SHOP-and Gallery in South Pasadena. 32yrs. Same Location. Owner Retiring. Beautiful Setting. $40K No Negotiating! Jack. 727-344-2202. Help Wanted CUSTOMER SERVICE/RECEPTIONISTMust have fun and air. No experience necessary. Must love money, music & fun. 727-5461188. RECREATION LEADER-City of Gulfport. Immediate part-time evening position available for the Teen Night Program. Experience preferred in education, physical education or related eld. Knowledge of recreational activities including games, arts & crafts and sports. High School diploma required. Entry $10.57/ hr. Background, drug screening and physical will be conducted. Applications accepted at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., E.O.E. LIDERES de CRIADAS/EQUIPOProfesionales necesarios para negocio de crecimiento rapido. La Limpieza de experiencia en casas privades y condominios. Debe hacer que choferes buenos licencien, el precio excelente de la paga. Debe ser el resendente legal y decir el inglis. Must be legal resident and speak English. 727-363-1074. 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. 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.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. 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. NOW HIRING HOUSEKEEPERS-Apply at Howard Johnsons 6100 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Bch. 727-360-7041. 10:00am-2:00pm Daily. HANDYPERSONPart Time on Call. Retirees Encouraged! Must Have Tools & Truck. RentA-Hand, Lic.# 5842. 347-3424. Lawn/Landscape PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing Business Opportunity PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
60 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 1996 MERCURY COUGARSharp! Bronze w/brown vinyl top, new tires, good condition. $2795 o.b.o. 727-657-6904. 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY-Tan, 116K, Automatic, Very Good Condition. New Tires, etc. $3800 obo. 727-327-8054. 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. SILVER 1995 SAAB 900S-2dr hatchback, leather, power steering, windows, moon roof, AC, new serpentine belt, alignment, motor, mounts, mufer, tires. Rebuilt 96 engine has +80K, odometer show 235K. Records & manual. $1999. obo Bill 727-347-1829. Cycles/Scooters 2007 UNITED MOTORS SCOOTERModel matrix-2. 150c.c., Like New only 1200 miles. Cost $2200. Asking $500 Price includes 2-full face helmets. 727-290-6590 Furniture/Appliances WHITE WICKER-Antique Headboard, Refrigerator, Stove, Fish Tank, Lamps, Area Rugs. 727-557-7358. BLACK BEDROOM SETCherry Wood Set, All Wood, $650/Ea. Sofa(beige) $195. Recliner(toast) $95. Please Call 898-8827. MOVING SALE GULFPORTTwin Bedroom Set, Dining Table/Hutch, Vintage Wash Basin Chest, Collection of new Vintage Indoor Games, all Wood. Pro Bocci Set. All Priced to Sell. 631-626-2110. COMPLETE QUEEN BED SET-$480. Chaise Lounge $95, Loveseat $55. Coffee/End Tables $35/$20. Rug $90. Mirror $15. 727-347-0561. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. 727-709-2774.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. VIDEO GAMES19 PS3 War Games, Battleeld 3 Brand New $40, 18 More Games $1020 Each. All the Good Ones! 727-235-1338. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine 91 COBIA-Center Console, 91 Yamaha, 70 hp, Bimini, Aluminum Trailer. Mechanic Owned, Ready for Water! $4,000 o.b.o. 954-7316. 1989 GRADY WHITE 192-w/Yamaha 150, VHF, Swim Platform, Live Well, Cover, Bimini. Engine Runs Great. $6500. obo 727-7430024. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (32 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. Musical Instruments UPRIGHT PIANOGood Condition. Moving Must Sell! 384-2043 or 424-4695. Wanted WANTED OLD TOBACCO PIPESAnd Military Zippo Lighters Private Collector. 727-5254584. TYPEWRITER/VCR-Must be in good working condition. 727-321-5305. OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Similang Health Care,, LLC desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name PrimeCare Home Health 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. February, 2, 2012. Yard/Garage Sale SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Books. .25, .50 & $1.00 Everything must go! NEAR PASADENA FIRE STATION-Lots of Great stuff! Kitchen table and chairs, microwave, kitchen items, tools and Much More. All in Good Condition. Sorry, No Toys or Childrens Items. Youre bound to nd something at this one! Friday 9am.-2pm. and Sat. 9am.-2pm. SATURDAY 9AM.-2PM. 6020 17th Ave. S. Collectibles, Pottery, Jewelry, Briefcases, Framed Art, Microwave Cart, Etc. FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Tuesday Feb. 7th 9am-Noon. YEI FLEA MARKETA Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. COLLECTIBLES & THRIFTSOpen 10-4 Thursday-Saturday. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. MULTI UNITGarage Sale. Southwest Pinellas Storage. Furniture, Tools, Misc. 700 51st St. S. Saturday Only. 9:00-Noon. 2217 QUINCY ST. S.Huge Sale. Household, furniture, jewelery, chaise lounge. Saturday 8a.m.-3p.m. No Early Birds! 6575 & 6580 BOUGAINVILLA AVE. S.-(off 64th St. and Pasadena Ave. S.). Fri., Sat., & Sun. 9am.-4pm. Tools, Workbench, Antiques, Jewelry, Bakers Rack, Lots of Misc. HUMONGANORMOUS SALE!-5020 Tangerine Ave. So. books, antiques, collectibles, quadraphonic stereo system, 4/tires, jail cell doors, wrought iron security doors, to much to list! Fri. Sat. 10-5 Sun. noon till, No Early Birds! STORAGE UNIT SALE-1219 49th St. S., Sat., 2/4, 9-5. Unit #60 Contents. MOVING SALE, GULFPORT-5143 27th Ave. S. Sat. 8am.-3pm. Kitchen table, Beds, Washer/Dryer, Etc.. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! Whole House! Furniture, kitchen items, Lots of everything. 5908 & 5932 6th Ave. S. Saturday 8-?. YARD AND PLANT SALE-Wicker loveseat, Diamond plate toolbox and Many Treasures! 5814 26th Ave. S. Sat. 9am.-3pm. (rain date Sun.). Automotive General Legal Notices
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 61 ST. PETERSBURG-Westwood Villages. 2BR/2BA, Central Air, Pool, Parking, Water, Sewer Included. Excellent condition, Screened Lanai. $795/Mo. +Security. 727-417-1462. 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 2BR/1BA COTTAGE-CHA, W/D. Great Location at 5620 28th Ave. S. $825/Mo. +Security and Utilities. 727-384-4059.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable. Swimming Pool, Carport, Fitness Center. $625/Mo. +Sec. Furniture Optional. Section 8 and Small Pet Ok. 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. GULFPORT 2BR WITH-Extra room. Quiet Street. Large Yard. $800/Mo. Childs Park 3BR/2BA $900/Mo. Excellent Condition. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. 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. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 1BR APT.1.5 Blocks from Gulfport Beach. $575/Mo., $575/Dep. Water, Sewer, Garbage Paid. One year lease required. 727-424-7582. ST PETE 2BR HOUSE-Near Everything. 3342 Carlisle Ave. S. Shed with Washer/Dryer. City Gas, Hud Approved. $650/Mo. $650/Security. 727-502-7530 or 727-321-1793. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-and Library. Studio $470/Mo. You pay electric and deposit. Includes WSG and cable. 727-321-8582. GULFPORT LARGE EFFICIENCY-with Private Patio. Walk to Library, Beach and Busline. Electric & Water Included. $185/Wkly, 1st/ Last. 727-400-2213 or 727-385-3654. CUTE, QUIET 1BR/1BA APT.-In the Heart of Gulfport Art District. Beautiful Kitchen, Fresh Paint, Dishwasher, W/D Hook-up, Lg. Walk-in Closet. Walk to Beach, Shops, Restaurants $600/Mo. 727-687-0568. PINELLAS PARK 1BR/1.5BA-55+ Single Story Condo. Clubhouse, Pool, Garage, W/D hookup, Large Rooms, Extra Room off Kitchen, No Pets, $700/Mo. 727-871-9952 or 727856-5847. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season 6/Mo. lease. No Smoking/ Pets. 860-995-0330. 1BR GARAGE APT.-Old SE. 2 Blocks from Tampa Bay. Private, Wood Floors, Lots of Light. Good Closet Space, Enclosed A/C Porch. Laundry on Premises. Well-Maintained. $675/Mo. + Security/Utilities. 727-822-8825. GORGEOUS EXECUTIVE-Town House. 3BR/2BA/2CG on Pasadena Golf Course. Cathedral Ceilings, Million Dollar Views. Must See! $1500/Mo. 1st/last/Deposit. Call 727688-7337. 2BR/2BR/1CG HOME-with Large Screened Porch. 687 69th Ave. S. Block from public boat ramp. $1100/Mo. +$600/Sec. Pets Welcome. Nancy 727-492-7668. ST. PETE CONDO-55+, Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA with Large Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $550/Mo. +$500/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 727-686-1964. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remodeled. $550/Mo. No Pets, No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-0385 or 727-5431789. 2BR/1BA HOUSE-Newly Remodeled, Movein Ready. Fenced Yard. Water and Direct TV included. $900/Mo. Pets Welcome. 1BR/1BA 55+ Town Shores. Marina View. $700/Mo. 954270-4882. 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. GULFPORT, LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Small 2/1, $695/Mo. Large 2/1 with Backyard $895/ Mo. Search phone number on craigs list for more info/pics 742-5140. 2BR/2BA COTTAGE-1CG, St. Pete Beach. Off Corey Ave. Complete Remodel, Water included, $975/mo. No Dogs! SBP Efciency $585/Mo. Water Included. 727-804-5694, 727345-7036. Furnished Rentals STUDIO APT, FURNISHED-Near Stetson. Ideal for Single Person. Very Nice. $500/Mo. +1st/last/security. Includes All Utilities. 727415-2992 or 727-424-9269. VERY NICE FURNISHED 1BR-Mobile Home. $550/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. 727-410-6599. 2BR OWNERS COMPLETELY-Furnished Apt. in the Friendly Native at Beautiful St. Pete Bch. Long term rental at summer rates. 400 steps to beach. 727-367-9140. Accommodations to Share SHARE POOL HOME-$500/Mo. Includes Water, Cable, Wireless, Split Electric. Furnished Large room with TV/remote. No Smoking/Pets. Must Love Dogs. Minutes to Bus, Shopping, I-275 & Beaches. Lease 6 or 12/Mos. Scott 727-667-6556. Open House MOBILE HOME 12X40-1/1 w/Florida Room, 55+ Park, 1375 Pasadena Ave. S. Lot 113. furnished, Open Fri. & Sat. 9-3 $5000 or reasonable offer. 727-498-8308 or 218-780-0159. Happy Talk Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent
62 Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 TOWN SHORES ETON-55+, 1BR/1BA Standard. 2nd Marina View. Furnished, 2 Sofa Beds, Kitchen, Linens, Organ, 42 at Screen, Ceiling Fans. Newer AC/Heat. Carport, Close to Clubhouse, Bus, Beach. Cable/Gas Included. 4 heated Pools. $62,000. 727-254-7387. CONDO 55+No Pets, 2BR/2BA, Wall to Wall Carpet, Drapes, Appliances, Stackable W/D, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, All Amenities. $42,000. 727-381-4618. GULFPORT 50X104 LOT-51st Way South and 17th Ave. Quiet kid friendly neighborhood Residential lot, $25,900. Must Sell! 727-3211793 or 727-502-7530 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Commercial Properties for Sale AUTO REPAIR/WAREHSEGulfport. Bldg. 2880sqft plus vacant lot. Equip negotiable. Op erate your own business. Owner retiring. Make offer. Tom 727-644-3246 Wa nt p eo pl e to k no w wh at y ou r e a ll ab ou t?We a OU !It ctiv ve yo 32 1-6965 7-7830 ve ising@th co Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e $235
Gabber February 2 February 8, 2012 63 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale DIPLOMAT #901Wood Floors, Updated, Granite, Corner Unit, Open Water, 3BR/2.5BA, Inside Laundry. $199,095. Valerie Jarnberg CENTURY 21 727-793-8111. BUCKINGHAM 805-Town Shores of Gulfport. Large Balcony with Spectacular Waterview! Beautifully Remodeled, Granite, Tile oors, New Custom Cabinets and Much More! W/D in unit. 2/2 $254,900. 727-453-2206 or 239248-0696 for Appt.
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