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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 02-09-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2244 February 9 February 15, 2012 Operation Crack Back Brings Arrests to Beach Drug DealersST. PETE BEACH Last Thursday night beach police and sheriffs deputies made 14 drug-related arrests on St. Pete Beach. The arrests were part of a now-concluding Operation Crack Back, a joint effort between the St. Pete Beach police and the Pinellas County Sheriffs According to St. Pete Beach Captain Dean Horianopolous, Operation Crack Back was a joint narcotic investigation aimed at midlevel drug dealers living within the city limits of St. Pete Beach. Captain Horianopolous noted that numerous concerned citizens of St. Pete Beach also assisted with various aspects of, and at various stages of the investigation. Police hoped to locate and/or arrest 22 suspects. See Arrests, page 43SO49 Classic Car ShowLola and the Sinners bring a little Ziggy Marley to the Tangerine Greenway at the SO Classic Car Show. If you think the redheaded Sinner looks familiar, thats because its Gulfport councilmember Sam Henderson. He wasnt the only ofcial there in a non-ofcial capacity: St. Pete Beach commissioner Jim Parent brought his 1965 cherry-red Sunbeam Tiger and Gulfport Chief of Police Rob Vincent had his mint-green 1970 Chevy Caprice (with working air conditioning) on display. Chief Vincent found his car in a Georgia museum; to nd out how Commissioner Parent came upon his Sunbeam Tiger, check out the Gabs on page 19. Missed hearing Lola and the Sinners? You can hear them again at Get Rescued in Gulfport on February 25.See Hobes Truck, page 53 Council Talks Trash You Have to Put Your Trash Can Away. Gulfport council initially entertained an ordinance about the placement of trash cans on noncollection days, they decided to lighten the ordinance. The council passed ordinance 2012-01 after changing the language to say that people must move their trash cans out of sight or adjacent to a structure after trash pickup. The goal is to get people to put their cans away, City manager Jim OReilly said. Just put them out of sight. As always, residents may not place their trash cans at the curb (or alley edge) before 5:00 p.m. the night before trash collection. The ordinance also says the cans must get moved back on the same day of trash collection.Gulfport Residents Must Maintain Right of Ways Although in 2005 city staff told council that it was not within the citys power to make people maintain the landscaping on the right of way by their property, Tuesday night city attorney Andrew Salzman told council he believed that residents do have to maintain the right of way. Salzman read from the city code, which says, the owner and any person having care of any nuisance existing at or on said property and any right of way adjacent thereto shall be responsible for the right of way. Clam Bayou Improvements Public Forum February 21, 7pm Clam Bayou Preserve Education Center. 4240 35th Ave. S.

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2 Gabber February 9 February 15, 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. 2Cool Art Show The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) in collaboration with the City of Gulfport will host art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th inside the historic Gulfport Casino. Over 40 juried artists will show and sell their work within the Gulfport Casino located at 5500 Shore Blvd. on the waterfront in Gulfport. Parking and admission is free for this weekend event. 2012 will be the premier year for the 2Cool Art Show. For the past 23 years art patrons have enjoyed PAVAs July Cool Art Show in St. Petersburg. An invitation from the City of Gulfport has encouraged a new show to emerge that once again showcases the artistic work of PAVAs statewide members. Susan Rollins Gehring, President of the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) said she is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the City of Gulfport. Commenting on the 2Cool Art Shows proximity to Valentines a historic building that has been referred to as the heart and hub of Gulfport. This is also an opportunity for our winter visitor/resident to see the quality of work that PAVA has been presenting for 23 years in the summer. For more information, contact Susan Gehring at 727-9160105 or Connie Parkinson at 727709-4069.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 patterns, magazines, and books will 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

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4 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Time Limits for Council as Well as Residents? At councilman Sam Hendersons suggestion, city council will discuss applying time restrictions to councilmembers when they speak. Citizens and residents who wish to speak at council meetings have a three-minute time limit on their comments, but councilmembers may speak as long as they wish. Council will discuss this in a rules and policy meeting following the March 13 election. OMaddys Hosts St. Patricks Day Fundraiser for Gulfport Teen Council This St. Patricks Day, raising a glass of green ale could help send Gulfports Teen Council to Tallahassee. Tuesday night Gulfport city council allowed Joe Guenther, manager of his wifes restaurant, OMaddys, special permission to close Shore Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on St. Patricks Day. The reason for the Teen Council. We wanted to do something with them, because I heard about the last time they werent able to take the trip to Tallahassee. If we can raise money for them, that would be great, he said. He also told council he would pay for an event banner to stretch across Gulfport Boulevard The Teen Council is welcome to join in with anything they can do for Teen Council to generate revenue, Guenther said. Thomas French to Speak Tonight Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Thomas French will speak at the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Librarys annual meeting tonight. 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 S. The event is free and open to the public.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 5 Police Locate Lost Beach Resident in Hialeah When Barbara Diehl didnt come home, Pavalo Rossi grew worried. She had last seen Mrs. Diehl at the hospital the night before, where she sat with her husband, who had just been admitted. Mrs. Diehl assured her neighbor she would be home soon. When Ms. Rossi awoke the next morning and Mrs. Diehl still had elderly neighbor had gone to see her husband, but when she checked at Bayfront, staff told her that Mrs. Diehl left the hospital the night before. Thats when Ms. Rossi went to Sean Conroy heard her story and started making phone calls. He kept making phone calls until he found out the name of Mr. and Mrs. Diehls son, Robert, and that he lived in Wisconsin. Dispatcher Kathy Wight the police were able to get in touch with him. He gave them his mothers cell phone number, and police were able to get a confused Mrs. Diehl on the phone, according to Sergeant Linda Fletcher. an exceptional job at calming Mrs. Diehl and trying to get information on her whereabouts, asking her if she could see any street signs, and other Mrs. Diehl was, Sergeant Fletcher said. After talking to Mrs. Diehl for a while, Dispatcher Wight found out Mrs. Diehl had gotten lost and ended up at a Shell station in Hialeah. Dispatcher Wight spoke to the gas station manager and asked him to take Mrs. Diehls car keys. Between St. Pete Beach and Miami Dade police, the agencies made arrangements to get Mrs. Diehl home. St. Pete Beach police also asked Ms. Rossi to come into dispatch to speak to her neighbor on the phone so that the elderly lady could hear a familiar voice and know everything would be alright, Sergeant Fletcher said. There was a lot of effort put into this particular call. I would like Sanford on the outstanding job they did in locating a lost elderly citizen of St. Pete Beach and ensuring her safe return home, Sergeant Linda Fletcher said. I believe that this is an excellent example what it means to have our own dispatch. Our citizens can see a face, not a telephone receiver.

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6 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 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 jellen1943@yahoo.com for more information. 61st Anniversary of the Polish American Society The Polish American Society will celebrate its 61st Anniversary on Sunday, February 12th. They invite the public to join them for a gala dinner dance at our Club at 1343 Beach Dr. S.E., St. Petersburg. They have invited the Mayor of the City along with several past Presidents of the Club. There will be a short ceremony at 2:30 p.m. followed by a wonderful dinner of fruit cup, kielbasi, perogies, stuffed cabbage, green beans, babka, dessert and coffee for $7 per person. Dancing to a live band will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The cost of the dance is also $7 pp. They have a full bar and a beautiful hardwood dance call Wilma Walsek 727-360-0584 or Beverly Wolanyk at 727-526-6835. Their club has a very interesting story on how it was born. If you would like to have the story, email to sevenpops@aol.com or call 972741-3749. The club 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. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays lunch is kugelis. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 7 South Pasadena Civic Association The South Pasadena Civic Association will have their Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, February 11th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Ten games of bingo will be played after dinner. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. For tickets call Agnes at 347-5292. Residents Have Shorter Wait For Bulk Item Pickup Gulfport city council shortened the time between residents setting large items on the curb and the city removing it and charging for bulk item removal. While city staff says theyd still prefer customers call and request bulk pickups, staff now has the legal backing to pick up larger (over six feet by three feet) items placed curbside larger within three days. Previously, staff had to wait seven days before removing the trash if the homeowner had not called and requested a special collection. 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. Programs are free of charge and open to the general public. Call 727893-7326.

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8 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 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 and socializing to the music of Lew Barrows and The Rhythm Kings. Those interested in attending are asked to please pre-register by calling 727-363-9245. 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. TASCO Teens Valentine Semi-Formal ST. PETERSBURGTASCO teen program hosts its 7th annual Valentines Formal at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue N. on Saturday, February 11. This annual sellout starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. and is for teens in grades 6-9. Singles and couples welcome. Live DJ will be spinning the hottest tracks, mountain bike giveaway, glitter tattoos, live entertainment main stage, large screen Wii competition for prizes, photo booth, video games, $100 best dressed contest for male and female and much more! Tickets only $10 per person includes dinner. Get yours before they sell out at the St. Petersburg Recreation Center, or at the door (if available). The dress code is semi-formal. No shorts or jeans allowed. For more information contact TASCO at 727-892-5060.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 9 Meet the Candidates Video If you missed Meet the Candidates this week, you can view the video from the City of Gulfports website at www. mygulfport.us. Go to the Meetings navigation bar then look under 2012. For those who live in Gulfport and get Channel 615, you can view Meet The Candidates at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. up until March 12. For those who prefer YouTube, you can Google cityofgulfport youtube or the link is http://youtu.be/xMKZ9pE6kvg. 50% Off Sale at Sophies Attic Sophies Attic has great bargains this week with all winter sweaters and coats at 50% off! So come in and few bucks and have leftover money for lunch to show it off. Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your clean, gently used household, clothing, small furniture and miscellaneous items. Sophies is always accepting donations which may be dropped off noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon 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.

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10 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Draw a Live Model The City of Imagination~Gulfport Arts Center is hosting a live model Sunday beginning February 12, from 4-6 p.m. The studio is open to any artist or student of any skill level. A model is provided. All nontoxic mediums are welcome. 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 $5. They will be responsible for cleaning up their area afterwards and disposing of their trash. They have six stand alone easels which addition to your own art supplies, please bring containers for water, plastic bags, paper towels, rags or newspaper if any are necessary. For more information contact Patsi Aguero at 727-501-3559 or visit www. CityofImagination.info. MARSP The St. Petersburg Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N. Joy Katzen-Guthrie has prepared a musical program around the theme of Friendship Forever. Be sure not to miss it. Guests are welcome. Call Wendy Risk at 572-9854. 2nd Annual Book Sale The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library will hold their 2nd Annual Book Sale on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scout Hall at 5315 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport. If you have books, DVDs, CDs in nearly new condition and you are drop your donations off at the Gulfport Library at 5501 27th Ave. S. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Friends are unable to accept video and audio cassettes or magazines at this time. Donations are gladly accepted throughout the year for the Friends Book Shop in the Library. If you would like to know more about the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library, stop by their 1st Annual Meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center where you can meet special speaker and Author of Zoo Story and Unanswered Cries, Thomas French. This meeting is open to the public. Call Phyllis Rosenblum at 727368-1598.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 11 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events learn about Growing Native Plants in your Garden by Bruce Turley of Wilcox Nursery, Landscape Design/ Consultant. Presented by Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg. Coffee is served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. St. Petersburg presents their Annual Flea Market/Collectables/Plant Sale. Night with Wine & Cheese $5 (preview night only) from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25th from 9-1: Trash to TreasuresSale: Something for everyone, jewelry, collectables, clothing, household items, plants and homemade lunch/snacks/drinks available. 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 baked goods. Proceeds 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. 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.

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12 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Indoor Furniture Stays Indoors Keep your leather couches indoors. After much discussion, Gulfport city council voted 3-2 to prohibit residents from using indoor furniture outdoors. The code, prompted by resident concern that Gulfport needed tighter community standards, also elicited concern from other residents. Its overly broad. Thats the term that means youre going to snag some people with this ordinance that you dont mean to snag, Debra Sabourin said, pointing out that the code also disallowed storage or accumulation of auto parts and building materials outside the home, according to a memo city manager Jim OReilly sent to the city council. Sabourin pointed out that some could interpret that to mean residents couldnt store extra fencing outside. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon asked the council to streamline the ordinance, suggesting changing the wording so that the the ordinance made it a code violation to have upholstered furniture outdoors, but councilwoman Barbara Banno reminded the council that much outdoor furniture was upholstered. When councilwoman Salmon said she thought the ordinance should include language to allow outside storage of recyclables, councilwoman Banno sighed and shook her head. With all due respect, could we just stick to the order? I know Sam has some things to say, and I have some things to say, she said. When Banno had her turn to speak, she suggested that council may have strayed from its initial intentions. We have to remember what our goal is. Our goal was outdoor furniture, she said. I think were picking this apart too much. Now were just nitpicking and trying to allow the department to be objective here and not micromanage. I would like to move forward and vote on this ordinance as it reads. I think it says a lot that we started with these ordinances, but now were trimming them back. If were trimming this one back so much, maybe its an ordinance that we dont really need, councilman Sam Henderson said. He told council he took a bike ride through the city and saw many yards that would be them aesthetically displeasing. Councilwoman Salmon repeated her request to change the wording to read that no upholstered furniture could stay out overnight. She made a motion to amend the ordinance but no one on the council would second her motion. At the end of the discussion, Council members Salmon and Henderson voted against legislating types of furniture that residents could place outside their homes. Council members Banno and Hastings voted in favor of the change, as did Mayor Mike Yakes.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 13 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 organization, or for directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727343-1652. Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet 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.

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14 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 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 invited to 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 organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th. 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.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 15 Bring your Sweetie to a Valentine Dinner Dance The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg will hold its third annual Valentine dinner-dance on Saturday, February 11, at the Treasure Island Community Center, One Park Place at 106th Ave., Treasure Island. There will be music by Bobby Tess and his four-piece band; hors doeuvres; a gourmet buffet dinner; free wine, soft drinks, and coffee; and dance hosts for unescorted guests. The price of tickets is $30 per person. The menu is as follows: at 7 p.m., appetizers, hot stromboli and veggies with dip will be served. At 7:30 p.m. dinner of salad, rolls and butter, pork medallions, tilapia, stuffed shells a nd grilled vegetables is served followed by assorted desserts. The Tarantella Dancers will perform a short exhibition of Italian folk dances between 7:00 and 7:30, and the band will play from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. for your dancing and listening pleasure. Mail checks (made out to ItalianAmerican Society) to IAS, c/o Steve Dante, V.P., 17167 2nd St. E., North Redington Beach, FL 33708. Please include a phone number. Reservations need to be made by Friday, February 3rd. 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 many talents helping organizations 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 nonwill receive a complimentary book. Parking will be complimentary.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.

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16 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 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. 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. 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.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 17 Sales: 1317 49th Street. S. Service: 4948 & 4950 15th Av e. South 727-323-8535

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18 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 This Weeks Solution Happy Birthday, Katie! This past Tuesday, Katie Waldman celebrated her 104th (yes, we said 104th) birthday! She was born on February 7, 1908. Today the staff of Longterm Care at Pasadena Manor wish her the happiest birthday, and many more!

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 19 The Gabs We went to the So49 Classic Car Show this weekend and asked a few classic car owners why they bought the model car they had on display. Ralph Seeders, 1930 Chrysler Sedan Royale: I could afford it. I bought it six years ago. Chris Gibson, 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 : My uncle and I used to redo them back in the 80s. It led exactly to that car. We went to Sarasota to buy it. It was like an auction, but it wasnt supposed to be. Jim Parent, 1965 Sunbeam Tiger: Its stupid fast and its brain-dead simple. As an engineer, what more could you want? My wife found it for me when we were living in California. Dick Casey, 1958 Austin Healey 100-6 : I didnt buy it. It was willed to me in 2000. I had it totally restored.

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20 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship 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. 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 artists on doing favorites like Blue Bayou, Crazy, Mississippi 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 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church

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22 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Art ClassesBy Fred Wilder The Art Guild is starting art classes on Monday, February 13th. Basic drawing will be from 9:3011:30 a.m. and basic watercolor will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost for each is $30 for six weeks or $6 per class if paid weekly. They will be held in The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. For a list of materials needed or more information call Fred at 360-8390. Learn how to 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.

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24 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 By Matthew Margolis The Best Hope Is the Right Match About a year ago, my sister accepted a Shar-Pei/Labrador puppy from a guy whose wife gave the me or the dog ultimatum. Zoey is a sweet dog, but she was randomly aggressive toward my sisters 5and 7-yearold children. They did get her crate trained and house trained, and she will respond to certain commands seem to be aggressive toward strangers, adults or other animals -only the children. The dog is probably 18 months old now. My sister sent Zoey to a doggy boot camp for a month, which was supposedly going to cure her of her aggression and socialize her properly. Apparently, this was a bad move. My sister got the dog back from this place a week or so ago, and she is 10 times worse. Now she is aggressive toward everyone -biting, snarling and lunging unexpectedly and with no discernible trigger. She is exceptionally possessive of what she perceives as hers (crate, toys, food, water, etc). However, she has periods where she is relatively calm and appears friendly. My sister says children with emotional problems often get worse with therapy before they get better, and we were wondering whether the same is true of dogs. Could this just be a reaction to having been sent away for a while? My sister had to get the dog out of the house for the safety of the children, so my mom has her now, and she has decided she wants to two days, but when I went over to see how things were going, Zoey was sitting on the sofa with my mom, seemingly calm and friendly, and hard enough to draw blood. We want to reverse whatever these doggy boot camp people did to this poor dog. Please help. Some things cant be blamed on boot camp. The culprit here is poor breeding, and you cant reverse genetic makeup. Not yet, anyway. You cant reverse it. You cant cure it. The best you can do is control it. I talked to the woman who wrote this letter. Her mother, Zoeys current handler, is 70 years old and lives alone in an apartment. Taking Zoey for a walk necessitates negotiating hallways, an elevator, the lobby to the park -and then back again. Several times a day. Every day. Under these circumstances, the opportunities for incident are many. But thats not what people want to hear. They want to hear its not that bad, itll go away or, as one trainer told these people, the dog will grow out of it. But she wont grow out of it. Shell grow into it. Itll become her normal. And absent professional intervention and the right environment, itll get worse. Everybody wants to save the dog. But what does that mean? Does it mean keeping the dog alive? Period. Or does it mean more? Helping the dog to better get along in the world? Finding the dog a world that better suits her? Matching the dog with a person better equipped to accommodate her needs? For Zoey, the right match is her best hope. You could save a dog like this with the right environment. Zoey needs space and exercise. She needs to live in a house with a large yard. She requires a secure fence and a strong handler, someone who either is a professional dog trainer or behaviorist, or is able to hire one. As it stands, Grandma is risking everything -her apartment, her savings, her friends and social interactions, even her life -to save a dog whose genes demand more that she can give. Personally, I think they both deserve better.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 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 In Loving Memory BABY GIRL Sunrise: January, 14, 2011 Sunset: January 31, 2012 Faithful friend, loyal companion, we say farewell to you now. You have kept us warm at night, protected our home and offered us unconditional love. For this we are thankful, and we will remember you forever. Angel is a divine 8-month-old female Chihuahua-Dachshund mix. This sweetheart pup likes to be cuddled when she is not enjoying playtime with other dogs her size. She is spayed, up to date with vaccinations and microchipped. Angel would make a great addition to a family with older children. If you are ready to adopt this celestial canine, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, 328-7738 or www.petpalanimalsheltercom. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Will is an amazing cat named for his will power. severe injury that required his right front leg to be amputated. A brown tabby with white accents, Will has maintained a great attitude through all his hardships. This survivor is very affectionate and loves to be a lap cat. The lucky cat lover that makes room for Will in his/her life and heart, will be amazed at his will power. To see this great guy, call 727 481-5262. Or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com to check out other lovely felines. Save Our Strays Find a friendly feline at Save Our Strays Whether you are looking for a devoted lap cat or a delightful kitten, selection of cats and kittens that are seeking forever homes. As a Save Our Strays cats are cared for in foster homes. Its volunteers hold adoptions on Saturdays at three Pinellas County PetSmart stores at Tyrone Blvd., Largo Mall, and the Countryside store on U.S.19. All SOS cats are spayed/neutered, current on their shots and microchipped. Visit www.saveourstraysinc.com to preview some of the great cats that are available or call 727-481-5262.

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26 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Saying the right thing has never been so easy. Mercury will be an active player in the astral drama as he favorably angles Saturn to pave the way for smart business and intelligent personal choices. It will be easy to see alignments of interests and make mutually enters spiritual Pisces and conjuncts Neptune on the 13th, just in time to focus Valentines Day on the higher power of love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll love the precious moments in which you can concentrate on nothing other than getting to know yourself. These are few and far between. Being alone is anything but lonely for you. Youll enjoy your solitude because you know that loved ones will be around when you want them to be. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may feel that the odds are stacked against you. Youll do 100 things right and then get called out on the two things you do wrong. The reason youre subjected to hard trials is because youre strong enough to take the lesson and do something remarkable with it. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You expect yourself to handle too much. You also dont give yourself credit for all of the amazing things you do in a day. These two factors are enough to make a person blue. Remedy one of them, and youll be happy. Remedy both, and youll fall back in love with being you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Even after years of endeavoring to grow and develop yourself, you still feel like youve accomplished little compared to what you want to accomplish. Its a sign of your high standards and also your considerable intelligence. Study often teaches you how much you dont know. Give yourself more credit. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The urge to be overly involved in media could be a signal that your life has become too stressful. Stories on the tube may seem easier to deal with than real-life drama. The step you take on Tuesday to solve a problem will start a wave of peace and healing. The weekend will bring an improved state of mind. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Love is an act of thoughtful giving. Because you love another person, you feel compelled to consider their feelings, wants, dreams and goals. Others still have to be taught what love is and what it isnt. For instance, depending on a person isnt the same as loving that person. Youll make an excellent teacher. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The way you treat loved ones on a daily basis will contribute to the larger picture of how you are regarded in this lifetime. Youll contribute kindness, want to be cherished and celebrated, and you certainly will be. Theres a whole lot of energy stacked in your favor. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Should you plow through the hurdle, or should you leap over it? Either way will work, though the easiest route is to walk around it. This is also the most passive choice, and it takes a little longer, too. But no one gets hurt, and you may even cross the barrier undetected. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Balance is not as elusive for you as it is for some people. In so many ways, you are a dancer. And as any dancer knows, grace comes from having a strong core. The work you do this week to strengthen your center will allow you to keep moving through life with your usual elegance. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may encounter certain restrictions, especially having to do with tangible resources, tools you may need and/or funding. However, what you lack in material items you more than make up for in ingenuity. Your imagination is free, and nothing can hold it back. Using your creativity, youll prevail in the end. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The mystic Stuart Wilde suggests, The solidity of the world is an illusion created by the speed at which atoms oscillate. If they slowed down just a little, youd be able to walk through walls. Youll have an altered perception of your own reality this week and will feel empowered to control it to a greater degree. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Relationships of any kind at all will seem to take an awful lot of work this week. If only a social committee could come to the rescue, make the plans and hand you an itinerary! Alas, youll be better at positioning yourself than you could have imagined once you decide that its important. By the way, it is important. This Week's Birthdays: Youll use your creativity in new ways this year. The next seven weeks show you meeting and selling to people from all walks of life. A boost in your income will allow you to up your game in June. July brings a personal breakthrough, and youll have a fresh look to match your attitude. September brings relationship revival. Youll solve a kind of puzzle in November. Your heart will zing through the holidays. Someone special will help you start planning the next phase of your life. 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

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 27 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. Right now fewer than 250 tickets are available. Buy your tickets at the church, 2728 53rd Street S. in Gulfport or call 727-321-3620 or 727488-9031. Celebrity Pro-Am Golf to Benet PARC USF Head Football Coach Skip Holtz 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 with Coach Holtz: Dick Crippen, David Greenwood, Jon Gruden, Joe Magrane, Tino Martinez, Anthony 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 Holtz, contact Kim Waag at 727more information on PARC, visit

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28 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070"THE BEE STORY" Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. A comedy presented by Ken Silkie Fun for the whole family! Free with advance reservations tricommkt@tampabay.rr.com 727-480-5876 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 at Gulfport Senior Center. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Thomas French, who 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. Discovering Your Story. . A Checklist Approach for Unpacking Craft Elements in Story Writing: Wednesday, February 22, 1:00 2:00 pm. Are you suffering from writers block? Do you need a refresher on the craft of writing? Do you just love being in the company of other writers? If so, plan to attend this workshop! Participants should bring one-to-two (double-spaced) pages of new writing or a synopsis for a story idea to the workshop. A brief lecture, followed by practical exercises, readings, and helpful handouts will follow at the Reference. Space is limited, please preregister at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073. 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! 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 ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 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. 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 door prizes, strawberries/chocolate fountain, entertainment, and more! Get your tickets early. Another fun activity spearheaded by volunteer Julie Fuce. Dealing with Pain: All are welcome to attend free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm. of exercise, therapies such as yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture and patient self advocacy. Sponsored by Gardens of Yoga, The Longhouse, and RN Patient Advocates of South Pinellas, LLC. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 3470806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Feb. 20 or 29: Hard Rock Casino ($20); Feb. 14: Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53); Feb. 28: The Irish Rovers at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54). Two day trips also available. Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas will visit the Senior Center from 9am until noon on Friday, February 24 to 2012 Property Tax Exemption. 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 in the Senior Center dining hall. Tickets: $2.00 to support the Senior Centers Food Pantry for low income seniors.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. Healthy Meals on a Budget and How Fitness Fits: All are welcome to come to this two-fold presentation on Fri. Mar. 9 at 10am courtesy of nurses from St. Petersburg College. Senior Follies: Its time for our annual spring Senior Follies on Fri. Mar. 23 at 7pm in the Catherine A. Hickman Theater. Tickets are $8.00 and sell quickly so dont delay. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 for fee and registration info. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri., 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 PAVA 2COOL ART SHOW Feb. 11 & 12 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE featuring GULF BAY 18-pc. BIG BAND Tues., Feb. 14, 8-11 p.m. Tickets $12 at the door Snacks~Prizes~Cash Bar Dance Demonstrations 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 Thursday, Feb. 9 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 Thurs., Feb. 16 FREE CONCERT S. PASADENA COMMUNITY BAND 7:30 p.m. 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 29 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070"THE BEE STORY" Sat., Feb. 11, 6 p.m. A comedy presented by Ken Silkie Fun for the whole family! Free with advance reservations tricommkt@tampabay.rr.com 727-480-5876 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 at Gulfport Senior Center. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Thomas French, who 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. Discovering Your Story. . A Checklist Approach for Unpacking Craft Elements in Story Writing: Wednesday, February 22, 1:00 2:00 pm. Are you suffering from writers block? Do you need a refresher on the craft of writing? Do you just love being in the company of other writers? If so, plan to attend this workshop! Participants should bring one-to-two (double-spaced) pages of new writing or a synopsis for a story idea to the workshop. A brief lecture, followed by practical exercises, readings, and helpful handouts will follow at the Reference. Space is limited, please preregister at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073. 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! 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 ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 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. 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 door prizes, strawberries/chocolate fountain, entertainment, and more! Get your tickets early. Another fun activity spearheaded by volunteer Julie Fuce. Dealing with Pain: All are welcome to attend free Pain Management presentations every Thurs. at 1pm. of exercise, therapies such as yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture and patient self advocacy. Sponsored by Gardens of Yoga, The Longhouse, and RN Patient Advocates of South Pinellas, LLC. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 3470806 for info on upcoming day trips such as Feb. 20 or 29: Hard Rock Casino ($20); Feb. 14: Valentines Day Matinee at Arabian Nights in Kissimee ($53); Feb. 28: The Irish Rovers at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54). Two day trips also available. Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas will visit the Senior Center from 9am until noon on Friday, February 24 to 2012 Property Tax Exemption. 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 in the Senior Center dining hall. Tickets: $2.00 to support the Senior Centers Food Pantry for low income seniors. 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. Healthy Meals on a Budget and How Fitness Fits: All are welcome to come to this two-fold presentation on Fri. Mar. 9 at 10am courtesy of nurses from St. Petersburg College. Senior Follies: Its time for our annual spring Senior Follies on Fri. Mar. 23 at 7pm in the Catherine A. Hickman Theater. Tickets are $8.00 and sell quickly so dont delay. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 for fee and registration info. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri., 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 PAVA 2COOL ART SHOW Feb. 11 & 12 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE featuring GULF BAY 18-pc. BIG BAND Tues., Feb. 14, 8-11 p.m. Tickets $12 at the door Snacks~Prizes~Cash Bar Dance Demonstrations 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 Thursday, Feb. 9 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 Thurs., Feb. 16 FREE CONCERT S. PASADENA COMMUNITY BAND 7:30 p.m. 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.

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30 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 St. Pete Beach Legal Costs Top $56,000 for DecemberBy Cathy Salustri According to city records, St. Pete Beach paid Bryant Miller Olive over $56,000 in legal fees for work performed in December 2011. Among other items, Bryant Miller Olive billed for the following work and reimbursements: $5,108 for city legal fees (a $5,000 retainer plus expenses) $45,863.73 for the Jim Anderson lawsuit* $2,748.15 for the Coconut Inn lawsuit (plaintiff represented by Jackson Bowman) $2,145.46 for Bruce Kadouras lawsuits* $307.50 for preparing for threatened litigation* $143.50 for Ron Holehouse case (plaintiff represented by David Bacon) $102.50 for Walter Sowa, Jr.s lawsuit (plaintiff represented by John Thomas) $28.10 for Bill Pyles lawsuits* *$48,344.79 paid to clients represented by Ken Weiss These fees included billable hours, long distance calls to St. Pete Beach, Florida. 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 conversation and socialization with members and guests. For more information, please contact Clarence Dadswll, President, KWVA at 727-522-6496.

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32 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society 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. 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. 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.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 33 Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on February 16th at 10 a.m. and learn about proper mulching techniques. Having mulch installed improperly will cause damage to plants and trees. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Unveiling of Clymer Park Sculpture On Saturday, February 18 at 6 p.m., Gulfport Artist, Tom Pitzens City sponsored sculpture will be unveiled at Clymer Park at the intersection of Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S. This event is free and the public is invited. During the September 22, 2011 Council Workshop, Pitzen was chosen out of four artist/artist groups to create the sculpture leading into the Art District in Gulfport. Pitzens was chosen by Council to create his Tree Sign. Pitzen stated in his proposal, sculpture could be made to accentuate public buildings, businesses, signs and other landmarks of the city in an energetic and cohesive way. After six months of creating the project, he is now ready to make his conception public. All are welcome to the unveiling of this exciting new addition to the City of Gulfports Clymer Park as part of Gulfports Third Saturday Artwalk. For more information, please contact Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. Pioneer Music Jamboree ST. PETERSBURGGrab some friends, bring a blanket or chair and come down to the Pinellas Pioneer Settlements annual Pioneer Music Jamboree. Experience the music of The Dunn Duo, Linda Darlin, The Leigh Himes Band, Gypsy Wind, James Hawkins, Mike Jurgensen and St. Petersburg City Theaters Pizzaz Song & Dance Troupe on Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 2900 31st Street S. The Pioneer Music Jamboree offers fun for the whole family with craft vendors, hay rides and old time activities. Experience a living museum with the historic buildings open and in operation. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Call 727-893-7326. 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.

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34 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Boating Safety Courses USCG Auxiliary Gulfport Flotilla 7-16 will offer a BS & S Class (four weeks) on Feb. 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.BPW to Meet During this all-important election year, the St. Petersburg/Pinellas local organization of Business and Professional Women (BPW) proudly presents a panel of distinguished women addressing the question: Why do state and federal elections matter to working women? The event will take place Tuesday, February 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Marriott St Petersburg Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg. Well-known political consultant Dr. Susan MacManus, USF, will moderate the event which includes three panelists: Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections; Democrat Nina Hayden, former Pinellas County School Board member and current Attorney and Assistant Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services at Stetson School of Law; and Republican Karen Williams Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner. The format of the program will include networking opportunities, a panel forum and discussion, and one-on-one interaction with the panelists. Attendance will be limited, so purchase your $15 tickets soon. Tickets are available on the BPW website, www.bpwstpetepinellas.org. For more information, contact Kristine Ketcham-Szerenyi, kristine@kristineketcham.com or 727-366-3439.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 35 Excerpts heard at the February 7, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Whoever you all are going to wind up being need to work hard to make that kind of stuff happen. Stan Kreuter, on improving economic development and quality of life issues in Gulfport The Chamber is gearing itself up to do what we hope to be a credible job in sponsoring economic development in Gulfport...We are looking at that (the 49th Street corridor) as not a problem but an opportunity. It is a tremendous opportunity to bring growth to the city. Bob Newcomb, Executive Director of the Chamber of the Commerce I read that we have consulted with other municipalities (about the law banning to give us legal advice on this issue I believe it is a poor use of taxpayer money to keep pressing this issue, especially given previously published legal opinions I urge council to revoke this ordinance. Bill Church, about the no-tobacco laws on Gulfports beach I dont know whether I should say anything or not because every time I say something my son says, You know the state motto, dont you? Patricia Millward, who wore a red t-shirt with a sign taped to it: Florida State Motto: We Dont Do It That Way Down Here. Mrs. Millward also told the council they were great at poker and said the meetings reminded her of I know something you dont know. We rather like it. The seats are more comfortable by far. Jerry ORegan, about the citys temporary move to the Catherine Hickman Theatre while council chambers undergoes repairs. I had a pile sitting out two weeks in front of my house Nobody even came and picked it up. Wesley Whittaker, who said he had to call the city to get the trash picked up. the council members are looking at the liveaboard situation at our marina. Pat Dunham We have nothing but cotton-picking sand in the front yard. I put my trash barrel in the branches of my Norfolk Island pine tree. I think thats adequate. Pat Millward, who told council her son had a bad back and on damp days experienced a lot of pain. Until several months ago, I did not know that when you put something at the curb, you had to call, to get bulk pickups, resident Pat Dunham said. Ms. Dunham suggested the city advertise the change to rules about in the rule in the Gabber. I wanted to thank the South 49th Street for a good Classic Car Show. Councilman Sam Henderson, about this past weekends SO Classic Car Show this past weekend. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.

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36 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Letters Hopeful about the Electorate Dear Editor : On Monday, February 6th, Gulfport was lucky to have a candidate forum that was put on by the League of Women Voters. I was lucky enough to be in attendance at this forum. It was a method to hear the candidates answer varied questions that the moderator asked. The candidates answered these questions with a time restraint, which in many cases was ignored, but the intent of each candidate was put out to the audience. The candidates were asked many different and poignant questions that were pertaining to Gulfport. Fortunately, for me and many others, misconceptions and rumors were "put to bed" by hearing it from the candidate's mouth. For the most part, each candidate handled themselves with grace and respect for the others on the stage. It was very reassuring and refreshing to see such a large turnout for the forum, hopefully it shows an interest in the future of this wonderful city. I am happy to say I am a Gulfportonian, there is much that can be done to improve the quality of life here, but the road that many have traveled has been appreciated by many others. An informed and educated population is a population that will do its' best to go forward, not rest on the laurels of the past. Forums like this one, reading the Gabber, going online to the websites of the candidates, will enable many to vote in an educated the many wonderful people that call Gulfport home.Mark Grantham Gulfport, FloridaMissing Police Dispatch Dear Editor: Sunday afternoon I was driving down one of our residential streets in Gulfport where I have lived for 14 years. A BB shot by teenagers shooting a BB gun hit my vehicle. I called Gulfport Police, which was answered by the Sheriffs Department. I explained what had just happened. After going around in circles with the dispatcher I was so frustrated that I just hung up. I cannot believe that we do not have the personal security in which our tax dollars pay for anymore. This is a town I love and always felt secure with the quick response time like we used to have. Has this become a town in which we have to take care of business ourselves? Has this now become a town in which we have to form a vigilante committee to feel safe? Feeling very insecure now.Sue Davis Gulfport ResidentProud to Volunteer Dear Editor: Candidate Dan Liedtke's comments at Monday night's Candidates' Forum in response to a question about volunteering were Liedtke feels it is a waste of his time to volunteer in Gulfport, (as he has stated), but to judge the efforts of those many people who DO give back to this city is not acceptable. He cautioned volunteer organizations to please stop notifying the media cameras and stop making a big deal out of their volunteer projects. To steal the message of this POSITIVE event and turn it into a campaign sound byte is offensive to those of us who opened our hearts for a neighbor in need. Maybe if Mr. Liedtke attended and participated in one of the many events planned by Gulfport's many volunteer groups, he would be better educated on the topic and witness the As for the Gulfport Neighbors' last cleanup/refurbishment event, we'd like to let Mr. Liedtke know that the Gulfport Neighbors group was asked to facilitate the project at the request of the Gulfport Police Department honored to be asked and delighted to spend countless hours in organizing the event. The media blast was sent out by the City of Gulfport, (not by the Gulfport Neighbors organization,) simply because city staff felt that the call for Gulfport Neighbors did not initiate the media blitz, we also make no apologies for it. The positive stories reported on television, as well as the stories in print and social media, made people aware of the event, resulting in participation by almost 100 people from various parts of the Tampa Bay area. We never expected the media coverage that evolved subsequent to the event, however, it highlighted the efforts of people, (including numerous Gulfport businesses and residents, and Gulfport's entire current City Council,) that opened their hearts and extended their hands to assist another human in need. It put a spotlight on this community and showed everyone in the Tampa Bay area why we call Gulfport "the little city with a big heart". Mr. Liedtke, Gulfport has MANY people who volunteer their time in the city, and until you join some of us and participate, please keep your judgemental comments to yourself.AnnMarie Anderson, Douglas Hudson, Nancy Kelley & Margarete Tober Organizers of "Neighbors Helping a Neighbor"Many Thanks from SO49 Dear Editor: The 49th Street South Business Association (SO49) would like to thank the sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants of the 1st Annual So Classic Car Show. These people helped make this wonderful project possible by giving their time, money or expertise. Thank you to the City of Gulfport, Mayor Yakes and Council, City Manager Jim OReilly, Gulfport Parks and Recreation Department, Bob Williams, Sanitation Department, Chief Vincent and staff, Chief Marenkovic and staff and Don Sopak and staff. A big thank you to Councilman Sam Henderson for running our stage and stage presence throughout the day. Also, thank you to the City of St. Petersburg, Mayor Foster and Council, Parks and Recreation Department staff, Angela Collins, St. Petersburg Chief of Police Chuck Harmon and staff and the K-9 Unit. Thank you to Pinellas County Sheriff Gualtieri, his staff and the K-9 Unit. A special thank you goes to the Color Guard and Honor Guard for a wonderful tribute to our fallen Fish and Game Commission, PBA Charities and to Boca Ciega High School trumpet player Cesar Lopez. Thank you to Gabber for the great ads and public relations. A big thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Bright House Networks, Tyrone Square Mazda, Gabber Newspaper, Gulfport Patch, Zoomers Paint and Body and PIPOs Cuban Restaurant. Thank you to our project sponsors: Downshifters of Brooklyn Classic Car Club, 727 Riders Motor Cycle Club, Sun Star, OMaddys Bar and Grill, Gulfport Storage house (Dick Timothy), Mount Castle Vein Center, Local Shops.com, Stetson Law School, the Farias Marketing Group, Mr. Bills Fine Foods, Gulfport Little League, Gulfport Lions (Art and Marty Padula and Friends) SpotLight Amusements, Copolla Tree Service, Holy Name, Quick Stop of Gulfport, Florida ATM Services, Applebees Restaurant, Florida Aquarium, Auto Zone, Greatbay Distributors, Coke Cola Bottlers of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Lighting, Dinosaur World, Gulfport Teen Council, Gulfport Police Explorers, PBA Charities, Wal-Mart of South St Pete, and Jeri Reed for the promotional videos and the Memorial Videos. Thank you to all of my volunteers who served tirelessly. Thank you Teen Council and Gulfport Police Explorers. Your work is an inspiration for all youth to follow. Thank you to our bands for the day: Easy Street Duo, Lola and the Sinners, Between Bluffs and the Urban Gypsies. We hope you come back next year. Once again, Thank You!Phil Reed Project chairman, 49th Street South Business Association Be Careful, Pay Attention Dear Editor : On Monday evening Feb. 6th around 7:30 p.m. I was making a left turn with a green arrow from 58th St. S. onto 22nd Ave. S. when a car going south on 58th St. started to run through the red light. Fortunately, the driver stopped about half-way through the light. I don't know if the driver even knew he was going through a red light, but he sure was. Hope the driver will be more careful in the future.Charles W. GleggLetters (con't.)

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 37 LettersHopeful about the Electorate Dear Editor : On Monday, February 6th, Gulfport was lucky to have a candidate forum that was put on by the League of Women Voters. I was lucky enough to be in attendance at this forum. It was a method to hear the candidates answer varied questions that the moderator asked. The candidates answered these questions with a time restraint, which in many cases was ignored, but the intent of each candidate was put out to the audience. The candidates were asked many different and poignant questions that were pertaining to Gulfport. Fortunately, for me and many others, misconceptions and rumors were "put to bed" by hearing it from the candidate's mouth. For the most part, each candidate handled themselves with grace and respect for the others on the stage. It was very reassuring and refreshing to see such a large turnout for the forum, hopefully it shows an interest in the future of this wonderful city. I am happy to say I am a Gulfportonian, there is much that can be done to improve the quality of life here, but the road that many have traveled has been appreciated by many others. An informed and educated population is a population that will do its' best to go forward, not rest on the laurels of the past. Forums like this one, reading the Gabber, going online to the websites of the candidates, will enable many to vote in an educated the many wonderful people that call Gulfport home.Mark Grantham Gulfport, FloridaMissing Police Dispatch Dear Editor: Sunday afternoon I was driving down one of our residential streets in Gulfport where I have lived for 14 years. A BB shot by teenagers shooting a BB gun hit my vehicle. I called Gulfport Police, which was answered by the Sheriffs Department. I explained what had just happened. After going around in circles with the dispatcher I was so frustrated that I just hung up. I cannot believe that we do not have the personal security in which our tax dollars pay for anymore. This is a town I love and always felt secure with the quick response time like we used to have. Has this become a town in which we have to take care of business ourselves? Has this now become a town in which we have to form a vigilante committee to feel safe? Feeling very insecure now.Sue Davis Gulfport ResidentProud to Volunteer Dear Editor: Candidate Dan Liedtke's comments at Monday night's Candidates' Forum in response to a question about volunteering were Liedtke feels it is a waste of his time to volunteer in Gulfport, (as he has stated), but to judge the efforts of those many people who DO give back to this city is not acceptable. He cautioned volunteer organizations to please stop notifying the media cameras and stop making a big deal out of their volunteer projects. To steal the message of this POSITIVE event and turn it into a campaign sound byte is offensive to those of us who opened our hearts for a neighbor in need. Maybe if Mr. Liedtke attended and participated in one of the many events planned by Gulfport's many volunteer groups, he would be better educated on the topic and witness the As for the Gulfport Neighbors' last cleanup/refurbishment event, we'd like to let Mr. Liedtke know that the Gulfport Neighbors group was asked to facilitate the project at the request of the Gulfport Police Department honored to be asked and delighted to spend countless hours in organizing the event. The media blast was sent out by the City of Gulfport, (not by the Gulfport Neighbors organization,) simply because city staff felt that the call for Gulfport Neighbors did not initiate the media blitz, we also make no apologies for it. The positive stories reported on television, as well as the stories in print and social media, made people aware of the event, resulting in participation by almost 100 people from various parts of the Tampa Bay area. We never expected the media coverage that evolved subsequent to the event, however, it highlighted the efforts of people, (including numerous Gulfport businesses and residents, and Gulfport's entire current City Council,) that opened their hearts and extended their hands to assist another human in need. It put a spotlight on this community and showed everyone in the Tampa Bay area why we call Gulfport "the little city with a big heart". Mr. Liedtke, Gulfport has MANY people who volunteer their time in the city, and until you join some of us and participate, please keep your judgemental comments to yourself.AnnMarie Anderson, Douglas Hudson, Nancy Kelley & Margarete Tober Organizers of "Neighbors Helping a Neighbor"Many Thanks from SO49 Dear Editor: The 49th Street South Business Association (SO49) would like to thank the sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants of the 1st Annual So Classic Car Show. These people helped make this wonderful project possible by giving their time, money or expertise. Thank you to the City of Gulfport, Mayor Yakes and Council, City Manager Jim OReilly, Gulfport Parks and Recreation Department, Bob Williams, Sanitation Department, Chief Vincent and staff, Chief Marenkovic and staff and Don Sopak and staff. A big thank you to Councilman Sam Henderson for running our stage and stage presence throughout the day. Also, thank you to the City of St. Petersburg, Mayor Foster and Council, Parks and Recreation Department staff, Angela Collins, St. Petersburg Chief of Police Chuck Harmon and staff and the K-9 Unit. Thank you to Pinellas County Sheriff Gualtieri, his staff and the K-9 Unit. A special thank you goes to the Color Guard and Honor Guard for a wonderful tribute to our fallen Fish and Game Commission, PBA Charities and to Boca Ciega High School trumpet player Cesar Lopez. Thank you to Gabber for the great ads and public relations. A big thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Bright House Networks, Tyrone Square Mazda, Gabber Newspaper, Gulfport Patch, Zoomers Paint and Body and PIPOs Cuban Restaurant. Thank you to our project sponsors: Downshifters of Brooklyn Classic Car Club, 727 Riders Motor Cycle Club, Sun Star, OMaddys Bar and Grill, Gulfport Storage house (Dick Timothy), Mount Castle Vein Center, Local Shops.com, Stetson Law School, the Farias Marketing Group, Mr. Bills Fine Foods, Gulfport Little League, Gulfport Lions (Art and Marty Padula and Friends) SpotLight Amusements, Copolla Tree Service, Holy Name, Quick Stop of Gulfport, Florida ATM Services, Applebees Restaurant, Florida Aquarium, Auto Zone, Greatbay Distributors, Coke Cola Bottlers of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Lighting, Dinosaur World, Gulfport Teen Council, Gulfport Police Explorers, PBA Charities, Wal-Mart of South St Pete, and Jeri Reed for the promotional videos and the Memorial Videos. Thank you to all of my volunteers who served tirelessly. Thank you Teen Council and Gulfport Police Explorers. Your work is an inspiration for all youth to follow. Thank you to our bands for the day: Easy Street Duo, Lola and the Sinners, Between Bluffs and the Urban Gypsies. We hope you come back next year. Once again, Thank You!Phil Reed Project chairman, 49th Street South Business Association Be Careful, Pay Attention Dear Editor : On Monday evening Feb. 6th around 7:30 p.m. I was making a left turn with a green arrow from 58th St. S. onto 22nd Ave. S. when a car going south on 58th St. started to run through the red light. Fortunately, the driver stopped about half-way through the light. I don't know if the driver even knew he was going through a red light, but he sure was. Hope the driver will be more careful in the future.Charles W. GleggLetters (con't.) February 13 is Voter Registration Deadline for March 13 Municipal Elections Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark announces that Tuesday, February 13 is the deadline to register to vote for the March 13 Municipal Elections. Nine municipalities will conduct elections on March 13: Belleair, Belleair Beach, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. All elections are voted at-large, except for Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. For the Treasure Island Commissioner Districts 2 and 4 races, only registered voters residing in District 2 (Precinct 407) or District 4 (Precinct 409) are eligible to vote. For the St. Pete Beach Commissioner District 1 Runoff, only registered voters residing in District 1 (Precinct 405) are eligible to vote. No candidate in the January 31 St. Pete Beach Commissioner District 1 race received a majority (more than 50%) of the votes cast, so the municipal charter requires a runoff election to be held for the two candidates receiving the most votes. Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register. A change in election law now requires that address changes from another county that are made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes can be made by calling 464-VOTE or emailing election@ votepinellas.com and including date of birth. Name and party changes may be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections and including date of birth or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. All new registration applications received by mail must be postmarked by February 13 in order to be eligible for this election. Residents may register to vote or update their voter information at any hours. To request a ballot by mail or for more information, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683) or visit www.votepinellas.com. For a list of voter registration events, visit www.votepinellas.com and select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu.

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38 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Great Chefs of Tampa Bay Benet Join them on Saturday, February 25 from 6-9 p.m. for the best food in Tampa Bay and the stunning glass artwork of Duncan McClellan. For one night only, the most talented chefs in the bay area serve their signature dishes, all for a good cause. Meet the artist, participate in the live and silent auctions or simply relax and enjoy the evening with a glass of The event will be held at the Duncan McClellan Glass Studio, 2342 Emerson Ave S. in St. Petersburg. Art work from other local artists will be on display as well, including painting, sculpture and which provides counseling to families in crisis, shelter to troubled teens and support to grandparents raising grandchildren. For a night to remember and a wonderful way to give back, visit greatchefstb.org or call 727-521-5202 for tickets ($100 for one or $75 each for two or more). Hurry, tickets will sell out quickly. Complimentary beer and wine. Free valet parking. Casual elegant attire. Mardi Party at Womans Club You dont want to miss the Mardi Gras Dinner & Masquerade at the St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. A delicately entre, desserts ( including beignets) and coffee. This inclusive dinner with professional entertainment is $18 per person. There will be a cash bar, featuring Hurricane Punch! Costumes and masks are encouraged to make it a truly festive evening. Proceeds of Building Restoration Fund. For reservations, call 727-823tampabay.rr.com. Congregation Beth Sholom Congregation Beth Sholom of Gulfport (1844 54th Street S.) will hold their Semi-Annual Rummage Sale on Thursday, March 15th; Friday, March 16th; and Sunday, March 18th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event features clothing, furniture, housewares, jewelry, shoes, artwork, linens, Judaica, and decorative items. Contact Toby Hurtado at 321-3380. Beginning Hebrew lessons are available to members and nonmembers, one-on-one or in a group. Call Dr. Paul Cohen at 321-3380. Haftorah lessons are available to members and non-members as well. The ability to read Hebrew is required. Call Dr. Paul Cohen at 321-3380.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 39 Local ObituariesCONE, JOHN, 58, of St. Pete Beach died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at home. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. HUTCHINS, JODY LEE, 54, Gulfport, died Jan 29, 2012, in Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Private arrangements for cremation. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness. LEGROS, STEPHEN ANTHONY, SR., 69, of South Pasadena, died Friday, Feb.3, 2012 at home. He is survived by his loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. MANN, CHRISTINE F., 60, of South Pasadena, passed away Feb. 2, surrounded by her loving family. A retired nurse at Palm of Pasadena. www.mohnfuneralhomeand cremationservice.com, 393-3481. REYNOLDS, CAROL FORD "NANA", 81, St. Pete Beach, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at home. She is survived by her family and many friends. ALife Tribute Gulfport.

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40 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Failure to FocusIs the Florida legislature ADD, or what? A couple of weeks after learning that 30 per cent or more of its basic education product (students) don't meet grade level standards, the legislature is focusing on inserting prayer into schools. Maybe they've just given up and are calling on God's help. That might help, but I always thought God puts a great deal of responsibility on the individual unless it's hopeless. On the other hand, the legislators might think that the annual report card was good. As a matter of fact, there was a lot of chatter about how scores had improved, that many schools moved progress. That is true; and that is good. The problem is that the best performing schools in the state (if I read the charts correctly), scored 72 per cent. That's the best. Turn the report around: 28 per cent of the students in the best performing schools aren't meeting grade level standards. Of course, in the notthe-best schools, the not-grade-level exceeded 30 per cent. The thought that this kind of a adult literacy, employer training, tutoring, or vocational training programs, is fairy-land thinking. The number of non-performing former students entering productive society each year is overwhelming. Productive society cannot absorb this number of under-performers. Moreover, modern society requires more and more people who can think, read, write and calculate, rather than the opposite. Work requiring only hands, legs and a good back is there, but diminishing. This is compounded by the fact that those who cannot keep up tend to drift further downward. The further back a student is, the more likely he is to drop further back. Simply being left out, not included, is isolating, not unlike a person who cannot speak the language of the community he is in. At best, he will join similarly isolated friends. It's part of the No, this does not address the individuals who do revive themselves and escape through luck, assistance, change, or whatever reason. However, public education is a mass product, designed to educate the masses so they can be productive citizens in a democratic/ representative government and capitalist economic system. Both require individual knowledge and participation. Simply put, we cannot afford to fully educate only 60 to 70 per cent of the population. About the prayer thing: the proposal is not to put in an institutionalized prayer system, but permit students to join together in certain circumstances to provide prayer and worship to those willing to participate. Or, something like that. Let's get it straight. Prayer is not forbidden in schools. Individuals can pray whenever they like. That's the way it should be. Get the institution out of it. The new proposal, however innocent, puts the institution right back in by making new rules and setasides. Our education system doesn't need this. It's another burden. In spite of one legislator's comment that a little inspiration would be good, the system needs more than that. Focus people. Focus. Prayer is not going to do it. Nor is focusing only on money. Look at the system. Grading schools was intended to put some competition into the system. Perhaps it has worked to an extent, but we can't seem to get away from the need to teach to the test. Maybe outside competition would help like school choice. Maybe wholesale changes in the system affecting managers and teachers and directors. Maybe tracking students between elementary, middle, junior and high school. Maybe tracking college students or getting feedback from colleges. Maybe requiring that teachers only be hired from the top 10 per cent of their class. Maybe requiring new standards for administrators. Maybe special schools for non-competing students. Maybe unattaching public schools from special education. Maybe more money for everyone. Maybe the public would pay more for better results (those sending their children for big results). Maybe individual students (and their parents) need to get off their butts with some sense of urgency. Maybe we need tougher discipline. Maybe we need to be able easy to just slide through or not slide through. Or, maybe all of the above. We seem to know the problems but have problems with the solutions other than turning to prayer. Jumping around from one fad to another doesn't seem to do it. And, just maybe, turning to the legislature for solutions doesn't do it either. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 41 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 Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Accordion Club Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amOn Feb. 13th Auxiliary is going to have a Valentines Dinner, which will be homemade chicken pot pie, salad, and dessert for $7.50 per person. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30. Immediately following will be the NOT SO NEARLY NEWLYWED GAME. There will be prizes, and a lot of fun. 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

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42 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 1/26 911 Hang Up5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise Complaint53rd St. & 8th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Call3000 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Hit & Run5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vandalism5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Structure Fire900 Blk Hull St. S. Vandalism5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Drugs11th Ave. & 55th St. S. Animal Call5200 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Person25th Ave. & 49th St. S. Disorderly Conduct1700 Blk 55th St. S. Friday 1/27 Burglary5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble55th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. 911 Hang Up4800 Blk Del Rio Way S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Saturday 1/28 Ordinance Violation2800 Blk 45th St. S. Suspicious Vehicle2400 Blk 45th St. S. Domestic3100 Blk 59th St. S. Noise Complaint61st St. & 9th Ave. S. Robbery5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Brush Fire2800 Blk 52nd St. S. Accident with Injuries49th St. & 14th Ave. S. Theft4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble2800 Blk 54th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble18th Ave. & 54th St. S. Theft5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem2200 Blk 51st St. S. Burglary1800 Blk 56th St. S. Animal Complaint2600 Blk Upton St. S. Ordinance Violation5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Shots Fired1200 Blk 61st St. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Sunday 1/29 Suspicious Person5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Domestic1500 Blk Gray St. S. Person Under Inuence3000 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile TroubleEssex Ave. & 54th St. S. Suspicious Person2700 Blk Beach Blvd S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Domestic6000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person6200 Blk Vista Verde Dr. W. Burglary5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence3000 Blk 57th St. S. Suspicious Person5000 Blk 8th Ave. S. Monday 1/30 Animal Call5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Reckless Driver6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5600 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Assault/Battery1400 Blk 59th St. S. DUI5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Panhandler55th St. & 18th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk 20th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Person31st Ave. & 49th St. S. Burglary5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Tuesday 1/31 Suspicious Person800 Blk Hull St. S. Animal Call5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Suspicious Person53rd St. & 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Domestic2500 Blk 50th St. S. Suspicious Person800 Blk Hull St. S. Suspicious PersonGulfport Blvd. & York St. S. Burglary5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Domestic2500 Blk 50th St. S. Trespass5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5700 Blk 12th Ave. S. Burglary5600 Blk 11th Ave. S. Burglary1100 Blk Gray St. S. Theft5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Ordinance Violation1700 Blk 58th St. S. Stolen Vehicle700 Blk Freemont Ave. S. Wednesday 2/1 Disturbance5200 Blk 25th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Suspicious Person2400 Blk 50th St. S. Theft6300 Blk 10th Ave. S. 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.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 43 Try your hand at SudokuArrests, from front pageOf those 22 suspects, police made the 14 arrests. The other eight suspects Police arrested and charged the following people: Mary J. Blair: Possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia Laurence A. Huff: Sale and Possession of oxycodone license John Risener: Sale and possession of marijuana Walter S. Willard: Dispensing medication without a license Sale and Possession of Crack Cocaine or Cocaine Bobby N. Peterson Terrance Boston Anthony T. Robinson Jacqueline Stewart (also sale and possession of marijuana) Dany Clum (two counts) John F. Morgan Elvis Lambert (two counts) Democratic Party to Host Dinner The Pinellas Democratic Party invites you to the 2012 Kennedy King Dinner on Saturday, March 10th from 7-9 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard N. in Pinellas Park. The theme is Democrats serving our communities at the local level. The dinner will be co-chaired by Rep. Rick Kriseman, Rep. Darryl Rouson and Comm. Ken Welch, and will honor the many Democrats that serve in their local city and town governments. Keynote Address delivered by Alan Grayson. Dinner tickets are $75 or VIP Sponsor costs $250 (includes 2 tickets). Tickets are limited. Visit http://www. pinellasdemocrats.com/ or call 727327-2796. If paying by check, please make the check payable to Pinellas County DEC and mail it to 2250 First Avenue N., St Petersburg, FL 33713-8817. 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 self-protection. The small class size 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.

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44 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is your Legal Health (Part 1) As with your physical well-being, you can avoid major legal problems by periodically checking the status of your legal health. Some of the areas in which you may wish to consider getting a legal "check-up" are estate planning, wills, trusts, insurance and retirement planning. A review of your legal affairs on an annual basis to ensure that all relevant legal documents meet your current needs is recommended. Many times, a yearly legal checkup will uncover legal problems that can be corrected before they cause a major problem. For example, with a birth or death of a loved one, you may wish to reevaluate your will, trust or estate plan. Like a physician or dentist, a lawyer is trained to diagnose legal problems or maladies and recommend cures. During your legal checkup, a review of your family affairs, real estate business interests and employment is required to your legal health, a lawyer should be able to anticipate what remedial action is necessary before a minor problem becomes a costly disaster. In upcoming segments of this publication, we will together explore some of the common legal problems uncovered by a legal checkup. As with a medical problems, it is important to see a lawyer as early as possible, that is, before a legal problem occurs, or if there is already a legal problem, before it becomes more aggravated and costly. Mr. Myers is the owner of Aker1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers 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 the law, please consult an attorney. Grief Support Group If you have suffered a loss of a loved one, you are invited to attend a 13 week grief support group through April 1. It meets on Fridays from 10 to noon at Cornerstone Community Church at 6745 38 Avenue N. in the Fellowship Room. Top expertise in grief recovery will be featured on the professional DVDs. For more information please call 727343-7747. 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. 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. Everything from Proper Fertilizer and Pesticide Use to Pruning, Composting, and Mulching. Includes a tree pruning demonstration.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 45 By Scott LafeeBrain Drain When it comes to cognitive function, middle age is the new old. At least, thats sort of the conclusion of a study published in the British Medical Journal that found that mental abilities begin to decline around the age of 45, not in the 60s as previously assumed. The researchers tested the cognitive abilities of 7,390 British civil servants, men and women. Over the next 10 years, the group was tested twice more. The scientists found that for those participants who were between the ages of 45 and 49, mental cognition declined 3.6 percent. The decline was greater for people in their 50s and 60s, particularly men. The decline wasnt dramatic or lifechanging, but the results suggest that efforts to head off mental problems probably need to begin earlier in life. That means reducing risk for behaviors and conditions known to impact cognitive function, directly or indirectly, such as keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels low. The study authors cautioned folks not to take the news too much to heart. Its a matter of how you think about it. Cognitive function naturally declines with age, but it doesnt have to be fast or dramatic if you take care of your brain as well as your body. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE On average, your body gives off enough heat in half an hour to boil a half-a-gallon of water. GET ME THAT. STAT! Massachusetts has the best healthcare coverage, with just 5 percent of the states population lacking insurance, according to the United Health Foundation. The national average is 16.2 percent. California ranks 45th among states, with 19.2 percent of its population uninsured. Texas ranks 50th, with fully one-quarter of its population uninsured. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM Most folks want to get in and out of a hospital emergency room as quickly as possible. Not a 44-yearold Florida man who recently refused to depart the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institutes emergency room after being treated and discharged for an undisclosed condition. The man adamantly insisted upon remaining at the hospital until served a meal. summoned, the man behaved offensively. (Well spare the details, but it involves bathroom behavior.) When the man said he needed a phone in the ER lobby, where he promptly and repeatedly dialed 9-1-1 to request transportation to a mental health facility. Ultimately, he got a ride -to jail, where he presumably DOC TALK Eating in -intravenous feeding PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Acerophobia -fear of sourness BEST MEDICINE Be kind to dentists. They have OBSERVATION trees, also provide the allergies? -American songwriter E.Y. Harburg (1896-1981) LAST WORDS Mother, Im going to get my things and get out of this house. Father hates me, and Im never coming back. -American singer Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), moments before his father, Marvin Gaye Sr., fatally shot him after his son has intervened in a parental argument over misplaced business documents. Ironically, the gun used had been given by Gaye to his father as a gift. The elder Gaye pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was died of pneumonia in 1998.

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46 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Bibliomaniacs in Need of Book Donations!GULFPORTCircle of Friends of The Gulfport Library are preparing for their 2nd annual Book Sale on March 3rd and are in need of quality book donations. One book at a time, your difference. Proceeds earned through the book sale will support programs for children and youth, speakers, special collections and library furnishings. Donations must be in good quality condition. Because these items will be purchased by others to read in their homes, we accept only new or gently used and clean items or rare and best loved treasures. Items needed include electronic books, hardback and paperback books, childrens books and CDs. They are unable to accept magazines, encyclopedias, text books and audio cassettes at this time. Donations can be dropped of at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. in Gulfport, MondayFriday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 727-368-1598. 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 morning. Juniors Program, Gulf Beaches Rotary Foundation and the Treasure Island Recreation Childrens programs. For more information, please contact Karen Keaton, at 727822-2200, extension 4.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 47 Police Ofcer Collides With Gulfport ResidentBy Cathy Salustri collision at the intersection of Gulfport Boulevard and 49th Street South. South when he went through the Gulfport Boulevard intersection. Detective Sergeant Rob Burkhart told the Gabber collided with a black Hyundai, driven by 75-year-old Gulfport resident Nadia Kravchenko. Ms. Kravchenko was heading east on Gulfport Boulevard. Witnesses told police that her car spun before coming to a stop in the westbound lane of Gulfport Boulevard. released him for duty; Ms. Kravenchenko went to the hospital for further treatment. the footage from that intersections red light camera, police the crash. outside agency investigate, Detective Sergeant Burkhart explained as he waited with Davis at the scene Monday afternoon. Because the accident caused more than $500 worth of damage, Davis submitted to a drug test Monday afternoon. year ago. He has had no other accidents while working for Gulfport.

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48 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 By Cathy Salustri Shaman spent more than three-quarters of his life working for the St. Petersburg Police Department. About four years ago, a suspect robbed a downtown Together with his partner Chris, Shaman tracked the suspect to clothes he left in a Dumpster. In vintage Florida criminal fashion, the suspect had left not only his clothes but his wallet. Shaman and Chris caught another bank robber along with his mask, the stolen money, and a gun hiding in the bushes. Yet another time, a suspect a big guy, Chris says shoved him down and took off running. Shaman took off running, too, catching up with the suspect as he tried to scale a fence. Shaman pulled the suspect down, but the suspect ripped a board off the fence and started swinging it at Chris. The suspect took off running again, with Shaman hot on his trail. Finally, Shaman grabbed the man by his legs, dragged him down and kept him pinned until Chris could get there and cuff him. Before Shaman, Chris had another partner. This one pulled a man off an elderly lady, whom he was attempting to rape at knifepoint. Over the course of a law enforcement career, Shaman punched. They get kicked. They got shot at. Chris had one partner that a suspect tried to strangle. Just because theyre dogs doesnt make it less of a crime. In the eyes of the courts, punching, kicking or otherwise assaulting a police dog is no different than punching, kicking or otherwise assaulting a are, in fact, law enforcement statute. dogs. He praises the dogs work. Where humans hesitate, police dogs jump in. Theyre always there for you in no hesitation. While on the force, police dogs enjoy the same protections as The department ensures the dogs get food and vet care. Once the dog gets injured and cant work or retires, though, its on its own. After his murder last year, the St. Petersburg Police offered Yaslowitzs dog, Ace to his family, but as for his care and feeding? They were on their own. Other sources stepped in to help care for the nowretired police dog, but every dog isnt so lucky. Police departments across the state this doesnt just apply to the St. Petersburg Police buy these dogs but at the end of the dogs useful life they have no who has worked with the dog cannot take the dog on, at his own expense, the dog has nowhere to go. In Ladd doesnt remember this happening the dog that served and protected could animal shelter. None of the local law enforcement agencies offer vet care or food assistance to retired K-9 dogs. The four cups of food a day are a steady expense, but vet bills especially can drain a familys resources. German Shepherds, as a breed, are prone to hip problems, and they (police dogs) jump a lot of fences, the time they retire, their best years are behind them. Their hips and backs start to go. Shamans veterinarian bills average about $400 a year, Ive been lucky so far. I havent had any real expensive vet bills, he says. Shaman is on the list to get assistance from a relatively new group, Retired K-9 Heroes. The groups founder, Cameron Beall, started the group in July 2010. Beall himself works with a International Airport, and he cares for a retired dog as well will not take assistance for his dogs.) Instead of lobbying law enforcement agencies to offer help to retired police dogs, Retired K-9 Heroes depends on the goodwill of strangers to donate. Beall doesnt see changes to how law enforcement agencies treat retired dogs anytime soon. They just cut my pension; how am I going to get them to pay for a dogs pension? he asks. The Pinellas County Sheriff has 15 dogs; so do the St. Petersburg Police. Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Park and Largo have four dogs each. The other cities use the dogs employed by the Sheriff. In total, thats 47 dogs that, in the next few years will retire. Right now, Retired K-9 Heroes aims to offer $200 per year towards vet bills, although the group has a waiting list. Beall says he had hoped to get dog Retired K-9 Heroes Steps In For Retired Police Dogs St. Petersburg Police Ofcer Chris Ladd is a K-9 unit trainer for the city. Most law enforcement agencies do not help ofcers care for retired police dogs.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 49 food coupons, but so far no dog food company agreed that his cause was worthwhile enough to donate food. With awareness and community support, Beall hopes to be able to offer has offered his life for his partner. Ladd agrees that a police dogs unique deserving of help. These dogs have served and protected the citizens of these cities, but to me that makes them a little more special than the average pet. To donate to Retired K-9 Heroes, please read this story online and look for the link or contact the group at Retired K9 Heroes, P.O. Box 20443, Tampa, FL 336220443. Retired K9 Heroes Inc. is The First Friends of the Library: From Library Books to Rummikub Its been 73 years since the St. Pete Beach Community The club started in 1939, and they owned a small piece of property and a building at the corner of Blind Pass and 73rd. The club started a library, which grew in size, and soon they decided to donate their clubhouse and land to the city. In return, the city agreed that the club could forever use city buildings for meetings and events for free. Today the club hosts an annual card and game party and a yard sale. The meetings, open to members only, also has silent auctions, speakers and covered lunches. The St. Pete Beach Community Club donates the proceeds from its events to Support Our Troops, DARE, the St. free clinic in downtown St. Pete. The club welcomes all members; membership costs $10 per year. Call Marie Friszolowski at 360-8216. Bernice Masaro, Louise Hill, Eldon Dorsey and Betty Bennett meet every year at the St. Pete Beach Community Clubs Card and Game Party. Here, Bernice makes her move in a game of Rummikub.

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50 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 The Good Life Pictured (L-R): Felice Sciullo, Jaunita Sciullo, Judy Blazey, Jim Greene, Johnny Blazey and Bonnie Michaels. The Town Shores Red Hatters and Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Maarten January 28th through February 4th. A good time was had by all. Mardi Gras Events to Benet CharitiesST. PETE BEACH The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches, is hosting the 4th annual Month of Mardi Gras through childrens charities, including the Miracle League, Pinellas Hope, All Childrens Hospital, The Pinellas County Schools Homeless Education Assistance Team and, its Every Child a Swimmer program. Events are as follows: Midway on Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th behind the Alden Beach Resort at 5900 Gulf Boulevard on St. Pete Beach. Call 727-492-7621. Poker Run Saturday, February 18th. Registration will be between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on the day of the run at the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant, 150 Johns Pass Boardwalk. Call Dave Romine at 727-423-5953. will be held on Saturday evening, February 18th from 7-11 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino. Call 727-647-1014. Custom Car Show will take place at The Blue Parrot, 85 Corey Circle in St. Pete Beach, on Sunday, February 19th, from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Car show registration forms are available through George Stone at 727-278-7846. Floral Design Class Come join them at Gulfport Recreation Center for their continuing Floral Design classes. Laurie Marino offering two classes. You will learn the secrets of professionals. Each week you will make a different style arrangement using long lasting are provided. Classes are either 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. and are on Wednesdays February 22nd and 29th. Classes are $25 per or $60 for the series of 3. Visit the www. youmakeitandtakeit.com web-site. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 (makeitandtakeit@yahoo. com) with questions. Pre-registration and a deposit are required for this class.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 51 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntThe Struggle to Actually Use up Gift Cards My love-hate relationship with gift really. Im one who just forgets to use them, and when I remember, I to the last cent. I was reminded of my situation recently when I cleaned out my wallet and found a small collection of cards in need of action. First up was a Verizon Visa Rebate Card. Why on earth does a Verizon rebate have to come as a debit card? some of its credit, but now what? I called the number on the back of the card, and after a very long waiton-hold, a snippy operator informed me of my 37 cent balance. How am I supposed to use that up? What a scam. Imagine if Verizon and/or Visa skims off a few pennies from every print on the card revealed more. After a year, Visa takes a $3 monthly maintenance fee three months after you last use the card. Yes, I do hate that card. But I love and adore my new Amazon gift card, which is personally signed, I love you, my favorite Grandma in the scribbling of a 2-year-old (just go with me on that translation). It is perfect, cherished and worth its weight in gold. Next in my collection is a HomeGoods gift card. Its so old, I cant remember where I got it or what its worth. And forget about For balance inquiry, please visit any of our store locations. How sneaky. That company knows me. and in a matter of minutes have an overwhelming need for hotel-quality linens and crystal stemware. Theyll do anything to get me through that door. And if theres only $1.73 left on this card, Im toast. Look, I am not ungrateful. Really. I love the expression of love these gifts represent. Thats why I have made a decision to use them up, thoughtfully. Im planning to unclench my teeth and calmly visit Nordstrom, The Container Store and several restaurants soon. And Im going to enjoy every moment. Which prompted my husband and me to stop for dinner and use the $25 gift card for Acapulco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina. My goal was to see just how close we could come to using it up to its complete value. The sizzling enchilada plate was amazing and more than enough for us to share. With drinks, chips and salsa, I estimated that wed come close enough to feel good about the experience. And grateful for the gift. When the bill came, we placed the gift card in the little folder along with enough cash to allow us to leave with our heads held high. Our server paused for a moment, then placed the folder back on the table. Im sorry maam. This is El Torito.

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52 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Featuring the McClaren Vale Region of Australia We have been to California, Oregon and Spain. Now we are going to explore the wines of Australia. The McLaren Vale Wine Region is blessed with a wonderful climate for viticulture. It is located just south of Adelaide in South Australia. It is part of the Fleurieu Zone along with the Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek, Kangaroo Island and Southern Fleurieu wine regions. Situated on rolling plains between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the sea, the tempers the worst of the summer heat. No wonder there are about a hundred wineries operating in the region, and most are producing excellent wine. McLaren Vale is now regarded mainly as a red table wine area, but has made rather than wine quality have meant that Riesling and other white wines are no longer grown as commonly in the region. McLaren Vale is the Grenache stronghold of Australia. Quite a few of the and are now regarded as living treasures. An interesting project taken up by a number of winemakers in the region is the production of Cadenzia wines. These are blends which must contain Grenache as the major variety. Shiraz and Mourvedre are the most common blending partners, but Cinsaut, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo are also used. piece. 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. Stretch and Tone Stretch and Tone is back at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. Come check out this fun class full of great people lead by Jean. The fee is $3 for each class. Bring a mat and light weights. Please call John at 893-1079 for questions. 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. Need School Clothes? Do you know a child in grade K-12 who needs school clothes? If the child receives free or reduced lunch, they also qualify for a free weeks worth of clothing and a fun shopping trip at Clothes To Kids (CTK). Eligible shoes...and more! An appointment is easy. In South County call 727327-7100 (St. Pete store) and in North County call 727-441-5050 (Clearwater store) Once you have your appointment, simply bring in your Free & Reduced Lunch Letter. Visit www.ClothesToKids.org for more information about the program at CTK.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 53 Hobes TruckBy Cathy Salustri Hobe Simons took his wife Barbara Ellen to Detroit for their honeymoon in 1951. Thats where they got the idea that if they ever bought a new car, theyd get it straight from the factory. We always said if we bought a new vehicle wed get factory delivery, he remembers. When he read an article about ordering a Ford pickup in Car and Driver 13 years, he decided he would order a Dodge pickup. Hobe used to own the Phillips 66 on Pasadena and 1st Avenue South and his business took him to Clearwater to buy Mercedes Benz parts. He created a fake order for a Dodge pickup and brought it to Thayer Dodge. He couldnt order the 383 he wanted in a pickup, so he settled for a 426. It cost him $3,420; a South Pasadena bank called Thayer and assured the dealership they would That was May. Dodge still had to build the truck. When he got word in August that the truck was ready, he left his bride in charge of the station, packed his bag, took his two oldest daughters and headed to Detroit. Father and daughters picked the car up at the factory and drove it home. back to the south end of Pinellas county, he took his truck home, washed it, and drove it to the Phillips station to show his wife. She gave me a little peck and was gone for a half hour! he laughs, adding that the trucks power steering and automatic transmission, unheard of in those days made it easy for his wife to fall in love with the new truck and take it for a spin. Thats when I went to Dan Miller and got the sign made, he says as he points to the license plate on the trucks shiny front bumper: BEAS Special. Today, Hobe and his son Ben have brought the car to the So49 classic car show. Inside and out, the truck sparkles. Hobe passed it down to his son Ben, and Ben spent six years restoring the car to its original glory. Hobe sticks close to the truck, smiling fondly at the black restored Dodge D100, eager to tell the trucks story to anyone who asks. Ben stays close, too, his pride in he and his fathers achievement clear. The year after Hobe bought his souped-up D100, Dodge redesigned the truck. Fifteen years after he drove it out of the factory, Dodge changed the name from D Series to Ram. Today, the D series has evolved in the Dodge Ram pickup. You can buy a Ram that uses Flex Fuel. You can buy a Ram styled as a minivan. You can buy a Ram that costs almost $40,000. But as for Hobe? He still loves his 1964 shiny black pickup truck. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com Itd break your neck when it shifted gears, Hobe Simons says of his 1964 Dodge D100. He and his son brought the truck to this past weekends So49 classic car show. 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. Energy Assistance Available for Seniors Senior citizens may be eligible for $600 to help pay power bills through the Emergency Energy Assistance Program. To receive assistance, county residents who are age 60 or older must have a crisis with a delinquent notice from the utility company or a notice that power has been shut off. They may also qualify for a voucher for heaters and blankets. In hot weather, they may qualify to receive repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher for a fan. Funded by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc., the program enables eligible seniors to receive help up to twice a year during each high-demand season. Pinellas County Health and Human Services staff members screen applicants to determine if they meet income limits: 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, a limit of $16,355 a year on a household of one. For two people, the income limit is $22,065. There is an addition of $5,730 for each additional household member. Prospective clients can either stop by a Health and Human Services and information. Call Annie Shaw at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in St. Petersburg. Health and Human Cleveland St., Suite 230, Clearwater, and at 647 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

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54 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Donate a Bike YNOT Ministries is a 501c3 youth outreach located at 1000 55 street so in Gulfport. They are focused on leading teens closer to Christ through service to others. They are in need of bikes that can be reworked for the homeless and youth of the area. Their youth plan to recondition these bikes so others can have transportation to work and school free of charge. If you have new or used boys or girls 24 or 26 bikes, or would just like to make a donation please contact Nick Harper at 727-418-7777. They are also looking for a storage location to work on these bikes. If you have one please email Nick at ynot4jesus@ gmail.com. 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: 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 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 activities for singles 55+ to socialize, 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! What is South Pinellas 912 Patriots? They are a grassroots, non-partisan group of citizens, and a member of the grassroots tea party movement. Their members come from all walks of life and many are military veterans. They believe that the government should operate within the framework of the Constitution and acknowledge that both Republican and Democrat Congresses have violated this principle and passed unconstitutional laws. Further, they believe in limited federal government, strong states rights, strong national defense, enforcement of immigration laws, protection of individual rights, reasonable environmental regulations, and reject any UN claims to jurisdiction over the US. Visit www.912Pinellas.org.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 55 A Gr eener Vi ewBy Je Rugg Great Gardening Books for Winter Reading Winter is beginning, and most of us are just starting to dream about next summers garden. To help get your on your gift list, I have a few books warm your green thumb. No Guff Vegetable Gardening is a fun approach to vegetable garden books. Written by a pair of Canadians, its still appropriate for all U.S. gardeners. Donna Balzer is a boomer-generation gardener from Calgary who has had her own gardening television show. Steven Biggs is a gen-X gardener from Toronto. Together they use a he-said/ she-said approach to explaining gardening techniques. The guff referred to in the books title comes from conventional wisdom, such as that often dispensed by the neighbor who looks over the fence to offer unsolicited advice. Very often, this advice is worth whats paid for it: nothing. But, conventional wisdom persists, even when its not particularly useful. Donna and Steven take on Mr. Guffs dogma in a lighthearted but Because many aspects of gardening are not cast in stone, the two authors dont always agree, but reading two sides of an issue can help the reader better understand his own gardening situation. The artistic team of Bryan and Mariko McCrae created the unconventional graphics for the book. For instance, the table of contents is a garden map. You begin chapters of climate and soil and end in later chapters on maintenance and harvesting. The book is packed with photos and illustrations. If you in printed and electronic form at GardenCoachesChat.com. On the opposite end of the graphic scale is Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell. The author of more than 80 gardening books, Dereks new book covers how gardeners can produce a larger harvest in both much less space. The beginning chapters cover the structures used in vertical gardening. The middle chapters cover gardening techniques, and the last couple hundred pages cover many species of plants and how to grow them. Rick Bakers The 7-Minute Organic Garden explains a system for gardeners that uses no chemical herbicides and saves up to 80 percent on water use. Even if you dont know what an organic garden is, you should read this book before you start planting your garden next spring. Written in collaboration with a group of organic producers from across the world, the book is easy to read and very well-photographed. Find it at EvoOrganic.com. How Carrots Won the Trojan War is an unusual book by Rebecca Rupp about the curious but true history of vegetables. With chapter titles such as Melons Undermine Mark Twains Morals and Corn Creates Vampires, the book is hard to put down. Each chapter includes many short stories from the past and present that make for entertaining reading.

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56 Gabber February 9 February 15, 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. Caregivers CHRISTINES LICENSED CHILDCAREFull or Part-time. Excellent references. Low rates. Hot, homecooked meals. Loving environment. Large fenced-in play area. Formula & baby food provided. Over 20 years exp. Early drop-off. Lic. #52-5103555. Call Christine. 727347-2921. 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. LOVE TO COOKCan Run Errands, Take care of young/old, Secretarial work. Let me know what you need! Flexible. 727-418-5295. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. HOMEMAKER/COMPANION AVAILABLEYrs. of Experience as Social Worker, Background Check. Rent-A-Hand, Lic.#5842. 727347-3424. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. Cleaning/Housekeeping 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.PRESSURE WASHER SALES & REPAIRSFree Pick-up. We Repair All Brands. New/ Used Equipment, Parts/Accessories too. St Pete PSI. Call 727-278-9579.We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References.. 727-8982474. Leave Message. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening. 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. 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. Classes/Tutoring BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Li censed & Insured, References Since 1978. WINDOW CLEANING-and pressure washing. J.D. Taylor, Inc. Commercial, residential. Mention this ad for 25% off. 727-455-1519. Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 57 TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. BULLOCK ELECTRIC, INC.-All Your Electrical Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Upgrades And Remodels. Residential & Commercial. EC0002886. 727-243-7770 GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.TEAM HANDYMAN 727-687-6436Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled. 30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles 727-687-6436. HANDY, HELPFUL, HAPPY-to do it! Small Moves, Errands, Tough Cleaning, Car Detailing, Dog Sitting and Odd Jobs. Great Prices. 727-744-1335 HANDYWOMAN SERVICES-Power Washing, Small Repairs, Hauling, Lawn Service, Weeding, Garage Clean-Outs. Call Lisa D. 727-4215257. Lic. and Insured. VALENTINE SPECIAL 20% OFFHandyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. Call Larry 727327-7177. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. 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. Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning

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58 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Custom homes. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance drawings. Zoning changes, remodel, red tag. Call 727-269-1677. dbuidens2@ hotmail.comWALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING Interior, Exterior. Certied Building Contractor. Lic/insured. CBC1257702. Always Free Estimates, Premium Construction & Painting, Inc. 727525-9304. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.DEPENDABLE CONTRACTORPainting & Wallpaper. #C-10625 Contact us at reuterhospitality.com or 727-319-4020. Buck Reuter. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Lawn/Landscape Lawn/Landscape Home Improvement PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.DOORS, DOORS, DOORS!You Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes Mare 727-344-1074. Seniors Get Dis count. 35yrs Installing Doors.

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 59 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Miscellaneous Service SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m.TRAVELING HAIRDRESSER AVAILABLELicensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 5224562 or Cell 410-5419. CUSTOM FRAME SHOP-and Gallery in South Pasadena. 32yrs. Same Location. Owner Retiring. Beautiful Setting. $40K No Negotiating! Jack. 727-344-2202. Help Wanted 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. PART TIME HELP-20-25 Hours/Week. Must Have Transportation. Odds & Ends Around Rental Properties. Painting, Yard, Etc. 727798-7383. 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 $10.057/ 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.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. P/T SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD-City of Gulfport. Responsible for regulating vehicular trafc at designed crossings, assisting children in crossing the street, making sure that pedestrians (especially children) obey trafc and safety regulations, and reporting trafc hazards to police ofcers. $9.58 P/H, Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted until close of business day on Monday, February 6, 2012 at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax 727-893-1005. E.O.E. PROFESSIONAL MAIDS/TEAM LEADERSNeeded for Fast Growing Business. Cleaning Experience in Private Homes & Condos. Must have good drivers license, Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. DRIVERS PROFESSIONALSWilling to Team. $4500-5500/mo. avg. Great Benets, Hometime! HAZ Freight & Explosives. CDL-A. 800-835-9471. NOW HIRING HOUSEKEEPERS-Apply at Howard Johnsons 6100 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Bch. 727-360-7041. 10:00am-2:00pm Daily.INSURANCE PROCESSORProperty & Casualty 220 license required. Hotz Insurance Group. Part -time. Call 4603306 or eshotz@aol.com 1964 BUICK WILDCAT ELECTRA-225. Interior/Exterior all Original and in Good Condition. 63,001 Original miles. Must See! $4000. 727-522-5723. 1995 FORD 35027 Catalina Sport Coachmen, 58K Miles. $1000. 727-360-8870. 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY-Tan, 116K, Automatic, Very Good Condition. New Tires, etc. $3800 obo. 727-327-8054. 2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA50,800 miles. Excellent. $5000. 727-360-4691 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. 30 TOY HAULER TRAVEL TRAILERPictures on Tampa Bay craigslist/rvs/search: 2000 Weekend Warrior. I have used it as motorcycle hauler, rv and as an additional bedroom/apartment at my house. $13,750. Al, 775-846-4996. 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. Furniture/Appliances BRAND NEW BROYHILL-Matching Sofa, Loveseat & Chair. Beige-like. Bargain Price. Vina Del Mar. 727-367-3608, 727-644-7036. LANE MID CENTURY-Sectional Sofa, 3 Tables, 2 Lamps and More. Excellent Condition! 727-742-0561. BLACK BEDROOM SETCherry Wood Set, All Wood, $650/Ea. Sofa(beige) $195. Recliner(toast) $95. Please Call 898-8827. COMPLETE QUEEN BED SET-$480. Chaise Lounge $95, Loveseat $55. Coffee/End Tables $35/$20. Rug $90. Mirror $15. 727-347-0561. MOVING SALE GULFPORT-Guest room Twin Bedroom Set including Beds, Headboards, Mans Chest, Dresser, Nite Table. Barely Used, All Solid Wood. $300. Dining Table/ Hutch $200, Vintage Wash Basin Chest $75. 631-626-2110. Plumbing Business Opportunity Automotive

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60 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo727-709-2774. KIRBY SENTRIA VACUUM/-Shampoo System. All Attachments, DVD, Manual, Mint! Paid $1500. Asking $400. obo 727-302-9389. SET OF MENS/LADIES GOLF CLUBS-(rh). $15. or two $25. 727-867-7161. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. BLU RAY $65.-Surround Sound $65. 1 DVD player with VCR $95. Smaller DVD player $50. All from Best Buy in Oct. 2011. Amplier $125. With or without Midi foot control. $100. Leslie Cabinet $150. 1 Selmer Flute $60. Professional Music Stands $15. each. 2 Microphone Stands $15. each. 1 Selmer Tenor Sax. $2400. All Mint Condition. Musician Selling do to Health. 727-360-8823. Ed Rush Marine 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. Pets/Animals BAY AREA DOG WALKING-and Pet Service. Dependable, Friendly Care. T. J. Brown, Dog Handler. 727-417-3564 References Gulfport Veterinarian. Wanted OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that CTCB, INC., desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name sendmeaquote.com 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 9, 2012. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Sumilang 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 9, 2012. Yard/Garage Sale COMMUNITY YARD SALE ISLE OF CAPRIT.I. Sat., Feb. 11th 8a.m.-1p.m. Enter right off Gulf Blvd East at 11th Ave., turn left on 2nd St. Start at Rosselli Park where breakfast & lunch will be available. Maps of participants will be handed out. Participants will have red hearts displayed. Proceeds to benet many organizations and projects throughout Treasure Island. COLLECTIBLES & THRIFTSOpen 10-4 Thursday-Saturday. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. 2 FAMILY SALE-Thur & Fri. 7am.-5pm. Sat. 7am-Noon, 7305 44th Ave. N. (between 38th Ave. & 46th Ave. on 74th St.). 4651 6TH AVE. S.-Friday Only! 8am-? Some Furniture, Household Goods and More.YEI FLEA MARKETA Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. MOVING SALE-Nice double recliner couch w/matching recliner, suede & leather, $280, 3 tables, maple wood w/glass, $125, beautiful custom made TV unit, very large, $150, Beautiful bedroom set w/side tables, triple dresser w/mirror. Solid oak includes queensize mattress, $375. Two lamps, $50/both. Collection porcelain dolls, tools, BBQ, pressure washer, $60. Lots More! Call 727-265-6878 or come by 15th Ave. S. between 45th & 46th St. BIG YARD SALE MANY ITEMSSaturday & Sunday, 8a.m.-noon. 5814 Tangerine Ave. S. Lost & Found FOUND DOG NEWTON ST. S.-Friendly Male not Fixed. Black Collar, Tan Body with White face & Front Paws. Call Gloria. 727-265-6699. Card of Thanks NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. L.B. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you L.B. General 5533 21ST AVE. N.Friday 8am.-12. Sat. & Sun. 8am.-2pm. TV, Washer, Drapes, Small Appliances Etc. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. L.B. Wanted Yard/Garage Sale

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 61 PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. L.B. POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. L. B. Happy Talk 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. 5318 11TH AVE S.3Br/2BA, Newly Remodeled, no pets, $800/mo. 813-299-6358. 2BR/1BA HOUSE-Lg. spa bathroom, livingroom, diningroom, kitchen w/stainless steel appliances. Large laundry room w/washer/ dryer. Lg. closed in private fence in backyard w/shed. $650/mo. $300 security dep. Call 727265-6878. Located on 15th Ave. S. (between 45th & 46th St.) GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remodeled. $560/Mo. No Pets, No Application Fee. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-729-0385 or 727-5431789. BAY ISLAND CONDO1BR/1BA Waterfront, Unfurnished, 55+ Gated Community. Pools, Tennis, Exercise Room, Clubhouse. NonSmoker. Recently Remodeled, $775/Mo. 727812-4256. 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. 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. PASADENA COVE CONDOMINIUMS2BR2BA. Available Immediately. $1000/Mo. Updated, Laminate Floors. Screened Balcony. Small Pet ok. Misti Kehoe Realtor Re/Max Metro 727-744-1649. 1802 & 1806 57TH ST. S.-1BR or 2/BRS available. Central Air, Water Included. Smoke Free Units. Dan Yingst Realty. 727-321-5258. 4554 25TH AVE. S.2BR/1BA/1CG, Lovely Home w/New Paint & Carpet. $825/Mo. plus Deposit. Call 239-218-3177 or 239-898-9494. ST. PETE BEACH-Gorgeous Studio Apt. with Bay View. $625/Mo. Annual. Deposit $425. Includes WSG, Basic Cable. Nice Pool Area. 10min. walk to Beach and Corey Ave. Available Furnished. Laundry on Premise. Call 813340-9816. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. No Rent until March. Call Rick 727-4180086. 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. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA $550/Mo. Ground Floor, Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. ROOM FOR RENT-Treasure Island, waterfront. Private entrance & bath. Electric & Cable. Access to Refrigerator & Microwave, Pool. $500/mo. 727-360-0051. TOWN SHORES WINDSOR 55+Large 1BR/1.5BA. Open Water. Annual Lease $899/ Mo. Also Patriot Square 37th St. S. Large 3BR/2BA 5 Appliances $799/Mo. 727-8677022. 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.ST. PETE BEACH1BR/1BA, C/H/A, W/S/G. Near Beach, Shops & Restaurants. First & Security. $30 Application Fee. $695/Mo. Annual. 727-417-6915. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. GULFPORT 2BR WITH-Extra room. Quiet Street. Large Yard. $800/Mo. Childs Park 3BR/2BA $900/Mo. Excellent Condition. WALTON REALTY 727-458-3613. SWEET GULFPORT-3BR/1.5BA w/cool Studio Space, CHA, Laundry, Garage, Fenced. $925/Mo. Marie Drew REMAX 727-657-1259 www.mariedrew.com Furnished Rentals 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. VERY NICE FURNISHED 1BR-Mobile Home. $550/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. Also Furnished 2BR Bungalow $600/Mo. 727-410-6599. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. 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. OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM.-1326-B Pelican Creek Xing, in Pelican Creek Village, St. Petersburg. 2/2 with golf course & pond view. Lovely, $149,000. Call for directions. MJ, Re/ Max Preferred. 727-410-5707.OPEN SUNDAY 1-3New Price! Town Shores Embassy 607. Great Open Waterviews. Updated Kitchen & Appliances. New fresh Paint/AC, Move-in Ready. Steps to Laundry/Elevator. Call Darren Owens, 727-448-9174. SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY.SUNDAY 1-4PM.1898 Shore Dr. S. #316 South Pasadena. Completely Updated 1BR/1BA Condo. Granite Countertops, New Appliances, Brazilian Cherry oors, Crown Molding and Recessed Lighting. Views of Boca Ciega Bay. Active 55+community. Price Includes Furniture. $110,000. 727-417-0501. OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM-Town Shores Ivanhoe #314. Fully Furnished, Waterfront 2BR/2BA. Priced Reduced to $107,900. Sue Sebeniecher Baird Realty Group 727-608-8312. Card of Thanks Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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62 Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 Real Estate for Sale 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. TOWN SHORES, MOTIVATED!-2BR/2BA w/Master on the Open Water. Furn Neg. $149,900. 3BR, 2 & 1/2BA. 2100sqft. Renovated & Perfect with Endless Views! $249,900. Joanne Newberg. COLDWELL BANKER RES. 727-455-3404. ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-727-1801. ST. PETE MOBILE HOME-Century Mobile Manor 55+. 2BR/1BA Unfurnished. $4000. obo. Carport, Close to Shopping/Busline. Pets Welcome. 727-544-2620 or 727-327-4622. NEW ON MARKET & PRICED TO SELL!1BR/1.5BA Town Shores Windsor #907. Stunning Waterfront Remodel w/Open Floor Plan, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Steel Appliances. Home Warranty. Dog or Cat under 20lbs Okay. Call Sharon Lardiere, WAVE REATLYOF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. 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. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Open House

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Gabber February 9 February 15, 2012 63 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

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