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No. 2246 February 23 February 29, 2012 Haggling at the Womens ClubJean Clark, a member of the Pasadena Womens Club, haggles with a customer over a wood RELAX sign. Ill give you a couple of bucks, the customer said. Betty, how much for this? Ms. Clark called out. Fifty cents? Betty said. Well, she said shed give me two dollars! She said. The negotiations ended at one dollar. Betty Ann Patterson, a board member, said the money raised will go for improvements to the clubhouse and the Sallie House. The Sallie House in St. Petersburg is a home for children who cannot stay with their parents or guardians, either because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Gulfports Charter Amendments in Plain LanguageOn March 13, Gulfport voters will vote on ve amendments to the citys charter. The Gabber has prepared a plain language version of these amendments to better help the voters understand the issues. Referendum Question #1 Shall the Charter of the City of Gulfport, Article I, The Corporation, Section 103, Extraterritorial Powers, be amended to provide for amending title to acquisition and disposal of properties; prohibiting the sale, trade, vacation or giving away of any real property which provides park, beach, recreational lands, beach access or submerged lands except after referendum approval of the citys electorate? What that means in plain language: If you vote yes, the city cannot sell, trade, or give away any city parks, beaches, recreational lands or submerged lands without a voter referendum. Right now the city See Referendum, page 29Boca Ciega High Teacher Jailed for Smacking StudentBy Cathy Salustri Gulfport Police arrested Boca Ciega High English teacher John Robert Able Monday morning at the school boards Walter Pownall headquarters in Largo. Abel allegedly struck a freshman boy Friday afternoon. At the time of the incident the school was on lockdown because the school received a tip that a student had a gun, Gulfport police say. Although the police did not question cooperated fully with police and administration, during the lockdown Able chastised the student for telling another student to Shut the f*** up. Able allegedly smacked the student in the back of the head. Motte found out about the incident and investigated. Monday morning Gulfport police met Able at the school board building in Largo, arrested him, and took him to jail. The school board placed Able on administrative leave Monday. The school board says they have reassigned Able so he has no student contact while on paid administrative leave.Gulfport Allows Sandwich BoardsBusinesses who wish to display free-standing signs (called sandwich board signs) may now legally do so. Signs can be as large as 42 30; businesses may place them on private property or, if there is not private property available, on public property. They cant get in the way of people walking or block a cars ability to see around corners.
2 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Two Uses, Too CoolDunedin resident Sally Hess looks at a shinglure-turned ice cream scoop at the PAVA 2Cool Art Show at the Gulfport Casino last weekend. PAVA, or Professional Association of Visual Artists, assists working visual artists and artists who want to make their art a career. Good News For Gulfport Businesses: City Makes Site Plans Faster Tuesday night Gulfport city council of two votes the council voted to allow city staff to make decisions about many site plans. This ordinance will remove the requirement for both the planning and zoning board and city council to review site plans that dont require a conditional use permit. Currently, all site plans must go through city staff, the planning and zoning board, and then the city council. If this ordinance passes on second reading, city staff will be able to approve the site plans. Any site plans that seek a variance or ask for a non-permitted use will still go before the planning and zoning board as well as city council. This should shave a couple of months off the process, Community Development Director Fred Metcalf said. Shell Club to hold Show and Sale The St. Petersburg Shell Club will present their 65th Annual Shell Show, Treasures of the Seas. Come on February 25-26th to learn all about shells and the creatures that inhabit them. The exhibit will be held at the Seminole Recreation Center; 9100 113th Street N. in Seminole on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult. There will be beautiful exhibits of local and worldwide shells, shells in arts and and door prizes. Dealers will be there to sell shells, books and much more. Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor the following concert: Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727522-6877.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 3 Deadline Nears for Property Tax Savings the Gulfport Senior Center on Friday, February 24 from 9 a.m. until noon to Permanent residents of Pinellas County may qualify for one or more property tax exemptions, which may result in hundreds of dollars in property tax savings. But, they must apply before the March 1st deadline. her surviving spouse) service while a Florida resident. United States military. Some important facts to remember: exemptions do. purchase, that exemption will be removed on December 31, and you will need to apply for your own. 2012. for additional information, call the Personal Exemptions Division at 727-464org. Candidate ForumGULFPORTOn Thursday, March 1, the Gulfport Democratic Club will sponsor its third Meet the Candidates Forum at which Gulfport voters will be able to meet and get to know the candidates for city council in the upcoming election. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. The candidates will each make a brief statement and take questions from the moderator and the audience. This forum is open to all Gulfport voters, regardless of party this opportunity to educate yourself about the upcoming election so that you can make a more informed choice. Garden Club to Hold their Annual Sale St. Petersburg presents their Annual (preview night only) from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25th from 9-1: Trash to Treasures Sale: Something for everyone, jewelry, collectables, clothing, household items, plants available. Friends Gearing up for 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 historic Scout Hall at 5315 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport. books. This event is supported by the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library who assist in additional funding for special Library programs for children and adults. For more information on this event or the Circle of Friends, email phylirose@ gmail.com or call Phyllis Rosenblum at 727-368-1598.
4 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Thanks for a Great Family Day The City of Gulfports Recreation Division would like to thank everyone who helped make our Family Fun Day Event at Tomlinson Park a great success! A special thank you to Gulfport CERT for the wonderful hot dogs and refreshing water, the Gulfport Teen Council for helping out and to all the people who showed up to participate and have fun at our event. The winners for the family 1st Ariana and Brice, 2nd Damon and Destiney and 3rd Jaydi and Cierra; Kangaroo Race: 1st Destiney and Damon, 2nd Katelyn and Cierra and 3rd Ariana and Brice; Base Running: 1st Samantha and Selena, 2nd Paul and Katelyn and 3rd Destiney and Lula; Obstacle Course: 1st Ariana and Brice, 2nd Destiney and Lula and 3rd Jaydi and Cierra. Thank you to everyone who participated. Gulfport May Get Historic Park The city has plans for a historicthemed park at the Tangerine to $300,000 park fully funded by the federal government. The Trolley Market Square Park would be part of the Tangerin Greenway by 49th Street and would include a replica of an old trolley car. If Gulfport gets the full grant, the park will include electrical hookups and pavers vendors. The Chamber of Commercer would use the trolley as a welcome center that focused on businesses in the 49th Street redevelopment area. Community Development Director Fred Metcalf and city planner Mike Taylor will prepare and submity the grant by March 3. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the grant, called a Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 5 Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon starting on is $40 or $10 per individual class. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727251-0424. Gospel Concert at Trinity Church Buddy Liles who has appeared with the Gathiers and other gospel groups, will be in concert on Sunday, February 26th at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55th Street S. behind Boca Ciega High School. Admission is free, a love offering is optional. Call 727239-1548. IAC Instructor/ Student Show Art works by Industrial Arts Center instructors and students will be on display now through March at the Juxta Center Art Gallery in St. Petersburgs Grand Central district. An artists reception is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th from 6-10 p.m. Exhibiting instructors and students include IAC founder Jackie Ballard, Brad Bedillion, Caity Bourgholtzer, Jonathan Schork, and Eric Holdsworth. The Juxta Center Art Gallery is located with the Ric Castro Salon at 2157 First Avenue South in St. Petersburg. For information call Castro at 727-479 4228. For information about the Industrial Arts Center, call 727-289-9365 or visit www.IndustrialArtsCenter. org.
6 Gabber February 23 February 29, 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 (including Executive Chef Justin M. Keegan of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Suzy Johnson of Apropos and Chef Michael Leonardo of Quintessence Catering to name a few) serve their signature dishes, all for a good cause. Meet the artist, participate in the live and silent auctions or simply relax and wine and spectacular food. 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 St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. A of appetizers, 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 727tampabay.rr.com. Take a Boating Class USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Gulfport will offer the next ABS Class on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. Enter through the rear door. Cost is $40 per student. For reservations or more information call 727-399-7986.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 7 Celebrating 100 Blessed Years in Gulfport! The year 2012 marks 100 years of ministry since the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport was founded in 1912. But its history goes back even farther. Pastors visited the City, arriving on horseback to preach and teach and were fed by the local families. The church was legally organized in 1912 by Rev. J. H. Daniel. They met in the old one-room school house called Prop College because it was so unstable that it had to be propped up at times to keep it from falling down! It was then located on 49th St. S. at approximately 26th Ave. S. It soon became apparent that a better, safer, more permanent church was needed. The story continues next week.Audition for Breaking Legs Open auditions for Breaking Legs will be held on February 27th and 28th at 7 p.m. at the Players Back Door Theater located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Director Eileen 50, and one sexy woman, age 25 to 30. Must have an Italian accent for this comedy. The play will run from April 19th through 29th at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. All interested people urged gulfportcommunityplayers.org for a map showing directions to the Back Door Theater.
8 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Gulfport Yard Sale Permits Required As a reminder to all Gulfport residents, Code Enforcement would like to remind everyone who plans to have a yard sale, to review Code 13-25 at www.mygulfport.us. A yard sale permit must be obtained located at 5330 23rd Avenue S. Please review the instructions on this permit as to where and how to post signs related to the yard sale. On several weekends observed multiple violations of yard sale signs. These signs not only bring down the beauty of Gulfport, each violation can be addressed separately, starting with a Class Some residents involved with yard sales this weekend were not aware that as of June 21st ,2011, the "First Saturday of the Month Yard Sale" resolution was amended. Current code allows for a NO-COST permit that would allow a person to have a yard sale from 1-3 consecutive days once every 60 days.Gulfport Ofcer LK Garrett Democratic Executive Committee Meeting Alex Sink, Floridas former Chief the Florida Next Foundation, will speak at the February 23rd meeting of the Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee. Also on the agenda is St. Petersburg physician Dr. Mona Mongat, the southeast regional director of Doctors for America. Florida Next Foundation was created to build a stronger economic foundation for the state while protecting quality of life. Doctors for America is a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to insure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care. The PC-DEC meeting is at 7 p.m. at the St. Pete Marriott Hotel, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N. in St.Petersburg. Call county Democratic headquarters at 727 327-2796. 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. 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.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 9 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 org. BPW to Meet During this all-important election 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-366-3439. Cancellation The Treasure Island Historical Sunday, February 26th at 2 p.m. has been cancelled.
10 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Letters Move On! Dear Editor: I had the pleasure of attending the candidate debate. Given the time limit imposed I welcome the Gabber's effort. Here, in no particular order, are a few comments. Transparency of council. Unless council holds secret meetings to conspire to put money in their pockets, I don't pay much attention. "At various meetings council members seemed to not be prepared". If they attended a secret meeting before hand, I guess the agenda was not clear. What does get my attention is bad decisions that affect Gulfport and it's citizens. Red light cameras. Ok, council didn't do it's homework. However, it will soon be a non-issue. If the numbers presented by Mr. Liedtke prove correct, not only is Gulfport coming up short, so is the vendor. It's a small town, the tickets aren't there. The vendor will soon end it all. Dispatch, a cost cutting move plain and simple. Who's idea was it? Who approached whom? Who talked to who debate was PUBLIC, citizens spoke out, a vote before the PUBLIC was taken, it passed, move on, please. Bring in revenue. Careful here, Gulfport is a more senior community. What works in Treasure Island might not go here. Get with the Chamber of Commerce on this one. For starters go with the easy one, the Marina. to park your boat at a reasonable street. The big one. Safety on 49th Street. Mr. Liedtke and Mr. Perry have concerns about walking on 49th after dark. Nobody does that, there's nothing open. Not many people walk that corridor in the daytime. See above, bring in revenue. Lots of business, lots to see and do, more people, too many witnesses for crime to pay. The ball is rolling, there's talk of putting a police sub station on 49th. Actually, since dispatch moved, police presence has increased. Kind of takes away from the rest of the city, but when you call, after the fact, there is little or no delay, just like before. Can't grasp this one. Council, challengers any ideas? Citizens can count on being well informed. There's print, like the Gabber, Internet and Facebook, and nothing beats going to a council meeting in person. You can't rehearse a council meeting, go, you'll see. What you hear is business held out in the open. Good luck challengers, just keep away from bad press, watch what you support. It's hard to beat experience, just saying.Stan KreuterGulfport's Finest Dear Editor: On Monday, February 13th the Avalon building at Town Shores had the misfortune of experiencing a crucial gas main break on its premises which triggered the evacuation of the entire building for safety purposes. The Avalon Building would like to gratefully thank the Gulfport Fire Department for their rapid response to the emergency situation after receiving the 911 call and their continued cooperation in keeping us informed through out the afternoon. We would also like to thank St. Petersburg and South Pasadena for their hasty backup response and the Gulfport Police Department for and safety. The City of Gulfport has systems in Pinellas County and we are fortunate to be under their care. With the utmost of gratitude,Dorothy Malmstedt, President Avalon Board of DirectorsNo one is Entitled Dear Editor: Entitlement is a buzz word lately, this word is thrown around a lot, one uses this word to reinforce, frighten others or to make a point, hopefully. The various residents of Gulfport also seem to feel entitled to behave in a certain way. Apparently the feeling of entitlement gives one a false sense of security in insecure times. This feeling of entitlement is demonstrated in how one chooses to drive, how one chooses to behave in a public facility (library), how one chooses to assist or ignore others. I suppose in many ways this entitlement is telling of the time we are living in, the current time seems as acting. This lack of concern for others is demonstrated at the levels of speed that one sees on a daily basis. In my front yard is a speed limit sign, this sign and the speed limit that it represents is ignored more times than I want to count. The lack of compassion and concern for others is seen at the library, there are individuals there who are reading, researching or wishing for some solitude. The lack of concern and compassion for others is witnessed at the various local business on a daily basis. Hopefully, this feeling of entitlement or superiority will dissipate soon! Each of us is an other to someone else, how would we like to be disregarded and ignored? If a sign says 25 MPH, it means it, if one is to wait a few minutes in a line for a service, so be it. If one is expected to be mindful of the surrounding, that is what they should be doing. The sense of entitlement or superiority is a frightening sense to me, for it gives off an arrogance to me, this might be intentional or not, but that is what I am receiving from this. The beautiful thing about being a Gulfportonian is the sense of diversity that many of us share. Gulfport is not the PYCC, Town High School, it is a composite of all of the neighborhoods. As the Mayor previously said, Gulfport belongs to all of us.Mark Grantham
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 11 Get the Most from your E-reader Chad Mairn will be back at the St. Pete Beach Library on Saturday, February 25th at 10:30 a.m. to present Getting the Most from Your E-Book Readers: Tips and Tricks to take you from Frustrated to Delighted!. The library is located at 365 73rd Avenue. Call 727-363-9238. Town Shores Red Hatters They are meeting for lunch next Tuesday, February 28th at Neptunes Grill on Beach Blvd. Meet at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse is you wish at Neptunes at 12 p.m. Call Julie at 343-6587 or Judy at 344-7558 for reservations. Dont forget to wear your purple and red along with your hat. Their next Bunko games will be held in the clubhouse lounge on March 9th. Junior League to hold Open House ST. PETERSBURGThe Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is pleased to announce it will be holding two informational open houses providing prospective members an opportunity ask questions about JLSP membership and hear from current members on experiences as part of one of the most dynamic, service-driven groups of women in the Tampa Bay area. The new member open houses will take place on Thursday, February 23, or Thursday, February, March 22 from 5:30 7:30 p.m. at All Childrens Hospital Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth Street S. in St. Petersburg. Attendance is recommended but not required for membership. For any questions or more information email HQ@JLStPete.org or call 727895-5018. Bernie McCabe to Speak at Rotary Club The Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches meets every Tuesday at noon, at The Club, Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, FL 33706. Bernie McCabe, State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, will be the featured speaker on February 28. 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 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. Play Glow Golf on Thursday night, watch the St. Petersburg College Womens Tennis Team Match on Friday afternoon, attend the Silent Auction preview and draw party dinner on Friday night, or join in the Tennis round Robin or Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday Treasure Bay Juniors Program, Gulf Beaches Rotary Foundation and the Treasure Island Recreation Childrens programs. For more information, please contact Karen Keaton, at 727-822-2200, ext. 4.
12 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Teens Ready for Second Visit behind the Scenes On January 25th, about a dozen high school students got a close-up look at Pinellas County Public Works. They roadway signs, run Mosquito Control and operate a host of other services provided by the department. They learned about the new Emergency Responder building, constructed to withstand a hurricane so Public Works staff could safely stay there during a storm and quickly spring into action to clear roads before other recovery efforts could begin. For the next Teens Behind the Scenes on Wednesday, February 22, teens will visit the grand jury room of the Criminal Justice Center and attorney and Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. The program offers students the opportunity to experience the inner workings of government while touring the various facilities. The monthly program runs through April and is presented by the countys Youth Advisory Committee, modeled after the Pinellas Citizen University. Program line-up is as follows: 22. Investigate the roles of law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys and the judge. tour of the Pinellas County Jail. Learn about intake, maximum security, and direct supervision. (Parental release required to participate.) up-close look at the Pinellas County EMS system and get the chance to demonstration. Commissioners and receive your The sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the site of the featured department. This free program is open to high school students who are at least 14 years old. The registration deadline for each session is two weeks before the program date. Class size is limited. To register, go to www. 582-2656. 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.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 13 Get Rescued this SaturdayGULFPORTGulfports Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its eighth annual event to take place on Saturday, February 25th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This popular event, which Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) hosts, has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups festive event representing as many as 60 animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfports Get Rescued is one of the largest such events in the state, with all organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet related activities will include a pet parade with domestic and adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, canine massage, food, music and games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Live performance artists include Turley Brothers, Chicago the Sinners. Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event is free for the public to attend with plenty of free parking in and around the area. The Get Rescued Celebration is the popular evening component of a full day of festivities that begin with Gulfports Get Rescued, the beloved annual street festival and fundraiser held on Beach Blvd. on the same day. Later in the evening, all are invited to a lively evening of fun for humans that will also donate to the important cause of animal rescues. The evening will include dancing and music. Free catered hors doeuvre, a cash bar, fresh the party atmosphere. Opportunity drawings will take place during the evening. Proceeds from ticket sales, after expenses, will be donated to rescue groups participating in the evening event. Live and silent auctions will offer a chance to support up to ten nonauction items up for bids including travel, hotel stays, art, wine and food, pet accessories, restaurant gift groups solicit their own items and will receive 100% of proceeds from their auctions. Tickets for the Get Rescued Evening Celebration are $20 each. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 727-323-3892. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door on Saturday, February 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. For more information on the evening Celebration, contact Lynda Shehan at (727) 323-3892 or No1Ringmaster@aol.com. encouraged to bring donations of dog and cat food, cat litter and pet supplies. Several convenient drop off locations will be on site, and contributions will be distributed to participating rescues on the day of the event. Supporters can become involved in Gulfports Get Rescued by sponsoring an individual animal rescue group for $50, which will include a prominent sign at that groups Beach Blvd. booth during the event. Local businesses are also encouraged to donate items for live and silent auctions, with the proceeds being divided among the participating rescues. For more information on Gulfports Get Rescued, visit www. GulfportMA.com or www.facebook. King at 727-322-5217, email SuzFest@gmail.com. Pet friendly vendors and rescue groups can download the applications at www. SIKPromotions.com under the vendor info tab.
14 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Waterfront Trolley Schedule The famous red and green Waterfront Gulfport Trolley loop schedule runs on 1st Friday and the 3rd Saturday during the Gulfport Art Walk. The Trolley also runs during large special events. The Trolley loop stops are Essex Shore Blvd. S., Wood Ibis Park Blvd. S. Trolley can be waved down anywhere along the route. If you are looking for additional parking for your vehicle and would like to take the trolley into the Waterfront district, you can park at Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park (58th St. S. and 28th Ave. S.), The Recreation Center (3750 Shore Blvd. S.), The Library (5501 28th Ave. S. The Senior Center (5501 27th Ave. the Dog Park 2726 54th St. S. and Behind the Gulfport Museum 5301 28th Ave. S.). For more information on the trolley, contact 727-893-2237.An Inspector Calls Opens Soon The Gulfport Community Players will be opening J.B. Priestleys suspensepacked play, An Inspector Calls on March 1st. The play will run through March 11th at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This play will keep you in suspense from beginning until the end. Set in 1912, an upper class English family is interrupted by a police inspector investigation of the suicide of a lower-class girl. Any or all of the family could have had a hand in her death. But just who is this mysterious inspector and just what could he want of them? Tickets are just $15 each and are on sale now at Eileens Resale Boutique, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, or reserve them by calling them at 727-3220316 for will-call tickets. Learn about Emotions Anonymous (EA) There will be a Community Information Meeting about Emotions Anonymous on Tuesday, February 28th 6:45 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Public Library (Main Branch), 3745 Ninth Ave. N. Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Their fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally. Call 893-7724.
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16 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 100 Artists and the Art of Hot Dogs Dick Ward, a volunteer with the Suntan Center, grills hot dogs for the crowd at this weekends 100 Artists in Horan Park. Suntan operates and staffs a city building with volunteers. To nd out why these volunteers do what they do for Suntan, check out the Gabs on page 19. 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 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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18 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club March 8th is the trip to Egmont Key. All are welcome. The ferry leaves from Fort DeSoto Park at 11 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. There is also a $5 charge per car to enter the park. If the weather is bad, the trip may be cancelled. If that happens, the trip is rescheduled for March 15th. So pack a lunch, bring a lawn chair and enjoy a day at this beautiful park. If you have any questions, call Joyce McMahon at 321-9029. Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit The Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, under the direction of volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell, will celebrate their 20th anniversary. Students will display their artwork at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport) during the month of March. Please come to the opening reception on Friday, March 2nd from 6-8 p.m. The art will be on display at the library for the entire month. Each student has prepared at least three new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Open to the general public. For more information, please call 727-8932237 or 727-893-1231. Mardi Gras!Maggie Hall and Leon Leemad celebrated Fat Tuesday last Saturday at the Kiwanis Mardi Gras fundraiser. The Kiwanis event, held the Gulfport Casino, raised money for programs that help kids. St. Pete Beach mayor Steve McFarlin and his daughter Molly were crowned king and queen of the Mardi Gras.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked volunteers working at this weekends 100 Artists show why they chose to volunteer their time and efforts at St. Pete Beachs Suntan Arts Center.Karianne Kapfer: Because its fun and so I can be the National Junior Honor Society. Dick Ward: Because its a worthy cause. An artist enlisted me! Maria Scrivner: I just think its a wonderful, creative place to be. Its the community, people of all ages. Joe DeMarco: Because Im a member and to help out and because we need volunteers!
20 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Flap Jacks and Flea Market Come out to the King of Peace MCC Parking Lot at 3150 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p .m. for Fish Fry at Gulfport United Methodist The annual United Methodist Mens Fish Fry has been set for Friday, March 2nd from 5-7 p.m. by the United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at the church, 2728 53 Street S. Featuring the always popular menu baked beans, hushpuppies, grits, tea, coffee and dessert and all you care to eat at a donation of $7.95, this annual event continues be bigger and better each year. Take outs are available. Advance tickets are strongly suggested in order to assure an calling Les McEwen at 321-3672. Remember, take outs are available.
22 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Art Guild Show The March Art Guild show is a workshop show. They will also accept paintings not done in a workshop. Entry date is March 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Avenue. Members may enter up to two paintings. If you are not a member, they invite you to become one. On March 10th at 1 p.m. there will be a reception for the winners of the show. They will also have an art demonstration by Libit Jones. www.treasureislandartguild.org. They also have basic drawing and watercolor classes going. Call 360-8390 for information. Support the 2012 Innovators Ball The Science Center of Pinellas will hold the 2012 Innovators Ball on Saturday, March 3rd from 6:3010:30 p.m. at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 501 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Event features dinner, dancing, drinks, silent auction and prize giveaways. Come fundraise to the sounds of Motown with entertainment provided by The Black Honkeys. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple and are available by calling 727-384-0027 or online at www.sciencecenterofpinellas.org. Attire is dressy casual. All proceeds Technology, Engineering and Math) education to students grades K-12.Skate Park Closed for General Maintenance The Gulfport Skate Park is closed for general maintenance and will reopen in time for Gulfport Little Leagues opening day on Saturday, March 3. Call 727-893-1066.
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24 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 SPCA Pet of the WeekLilli is a 2 year old American Staffordshire Mix and enjoys being the center of attention. She gets along with other friendly dogs, would prefer to be part of an active, yet patient family where she can learn to be a well-behaved pooch. Lillis new family will have a lot of fun learning behavior techniques and cool tricks at the training classes offered by SPCA Tampa Bay. Meet Lilli at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N in Largo or call 727-586-3591. What a pretty smile you have Lily! Lily is a 1-year-old female Terrier mix. She is a playful girl who gives great kisses. Lily likes playing with other dogs her size and taking long walks. This cute as a button terrier is spayed, up to date with vaccinations and microchipped. To meet pretty Lily, visit her at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter If youre looking for a loving lap cat, Collette is your girl! A beautiful brown Tabby, this sweet gentle girl was recently returned when her family moved. Colette loves to be showered with attention and hopes a new family will realize that she is microchipped. To see this friendly feline, call 727-481-5262 or visit saveourstraysinc.com to check out more kittens and cats for adoption. Save Our Strays 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 GulfportSave Our Strays at Get Rescued in Gulfport Plan to attend Get Rescued in Gulfport's annual event this Saturday, February 25. Save Our Strays will be on hand during the street festival with pet-related t-shirts, pillows and pet blankets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The evening event at the Gulfport Casino from 7-10 p.m. will feature great auction items including a weekend for two at a Clearwater resort and a chance to bid on a NASCAR driving experience. Save Our Strays is a need of permanent homes. For more information call 727-545-1116 or go to saveourstraysinc.com.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 25 Featuring the Adelaide Hills Region of Australia The Adelaide Hills is one of Australias most charming wine regions. Not only is the region beautiful, but it is also home to a large number of premium wine and food producers. Surrounding the eastern boundary of the city of Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills are part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Stretching from the Barossa and Creek in the south, the Adelaide Hills is one of South Australias largest wine three years after South Australia was declared a state. A case of that wine was saw more plantings around the new settlement of Hahndorf. The number of of this highly esteemed fruit. 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 tops, and a pair of shoes...and more! An appointment is easy. In South County call 727-327-7100 (St. Pete store) and in North County call 727441-5050 (Clearwater store) Once you have your appointment, simply org for more information about the program at CTK. organization, provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, or an appointment please call 4415050 or visit our website at www. ClothesToKids.org.
26 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 By Holiday Mathis This week marks the beginning of the tense Uranus and Pluto square, which lines up in a peak position on June 24th of this year. Uranus in the warrior energy of Aries wants revolution, and Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of authority, is not likely aspect begins to turn the tables between the haves and the have nots. Wealth comes from knowing your real resources and using them well. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sometimes moving forward feels like coming home and moving backward the difference between progression and regression. Dont worry too much about it. Instead, just be mindful not to get too comfortable where you are, and welcome change in whatever form it shows up. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will have to tear down the old in order to rebuild. Theres an area of life thats been begging for your attention -maybe an unorganized closet or a out all the relevant facts and items, and lay them out. It will look worse before it looks better. Bit by bit, youll improve the situation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A certain amount of nervous energy gives you an edge if you direct it well. But being nervous too much of the time has the opposite result. Address your emotional state. Do whats necessary to create a sense of safety in your world. This may mean pulling back from overly stressful situations for a while. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know how you like to be treated, and thats why you will be careful to give people a good degree of your attention. When youre genuinely curious about someone, this is easy. Its a bit trickier when your immediate interest level is low. But you have a knack for asking the questions that draw people out and you in. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Make more time for exercise. This week brings exciting challenges, and youll need to use your head. Did you know that increased muscle tone improves your ability to think? Getting stronger physically will help you stave off fatigue and tension that could interfere with a persons ability to learn. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will be dealing in the unfamiliar this week, and its the perfect opportunity to experiment with questions of identity. Ask yourself: Whom are you portraying? If the role you have chosen is not working, you can change your role in regard to the situation. People who dont know you will be none the wiser. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is too easy to live for others. You see a need stand in a line. Dont forget yourself. Make time for what you want to do. No one will organize around your secret wish, but your public request will be honored. Energize your spirit with an endeavor that is uniquely yours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may be feeling slightly out of step. If you have any time to yourself this week, strongly consider celebrating your uniqueness with a solo dance. This will put you back in touch with the rhythms of the universe. When youre alone, turn up the music, and let it move through you, restoring your groove. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before something exists, it doesnt. And when it doesnt, its often unimaginable. Have faith that things you havent experienced and would never imagine can still happen. Faith will help you invigorate a dull scene, blast through the creeping malaise or turn a chore into a party. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Take measures to simplify your life. Cutting out the extraneous things you own and do will unclutter your environment and help you focus on what really matters to you. The reductions you make this week will go a long way toward creating a future. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Success depends largely on your expectations and attitude. Before you leave the house each day this week, preview the days events in your minds eye. See things going well. See yourself working happily and being excited about the results you get. This preview of coming attractions AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You wont take advice from just anyone. though, and will feel willing to try the suggestions of people you trust. There are only a privileged few in the category. You dont give your trust easily, and when you do give it, you dont take it back easily, either. This Week's Birthdays : Youll and cash in at the end of May. March brings an unusual opportunity to change your life in a remarkable way, all because you dared to look beyond the immediate. The excitement in June centers on mysterious secrets and investigations. Love lifts your spirits and gets you involved with new people, too. Invest in July. Your travels will be mostly to see family and handle business, but youll enjoy them as though they were complete leisure. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. 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. Chicago Rich Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Weather permitting
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 27 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Waterfront Sign Q: What happened to the old Gulfport Waterfront sign that was at Clymer Park and Gulfport Boulevard? A: Although the city replaced the old sign with a piece of public art, city place for it. Have a question about the way your city works or why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com 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. Got Books? 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. 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. during 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. For more information, email email@example.com or call Phyllis Rosenblum at 727-368-1598.
28 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Tweet Revenge: Fitness Tips to Set You All aTwitter Its a revolution. Tweeting is in. Short is the new long. Attention spans are shrinking. R U serious? 4 sure! Less is more. #Cool. #4TIGHTRABS. Want more core strength? Of course you do. Lie on your back in front of a chair. Put your heels on the seat in front of you so you form a 90-degree angle at your hips and knees. Clasp your hands lightly behind your neck, elbows moving toward each other. Slowly lift your shoulders up, off the ground, pressing and lower with awareness, focusing your attention on your ab muscles. Breathe! Do each one perfectly, until your abs are screaming for you to stop. #HUNGRYORTHIRSTY? Next time you want to snack on a cookie or a bag of Fritos, drink a glass of water hungry feeling still there? Probably not. Youll be amazed how well this works. #KIDSLOVETHEARTS. If your start looking east. Kids who dont joy and exercise and even themselves in the martial arts. Aikido (my fav), judo, karate and taekwondo can all work wonders on kids. They build #ANGERBGONE There is a maddening amount of research that suggests men and women who walk around irritable and moody and angry are seriously increasing their risk of heart disease. The best revenge is no revenge at all. Give it up. Let it go. Laugh it off. When you transform negative emotions into positive ones -joy, gratitude, compassion -your health improves, and your heart grows stronger. #CR8SPACEONYOURPLATE. Taking smaller portions and eating more slowly -lowering your fork between bites, chewing each mouthful 15 to 20 times -are two excellent ways to reduce your food intake. So is designing your plate to have more open space. Thats where the calories were. And when you combine fewer calories with more exercise, you put losing weight without dieting. Way 2 go! #BKIND2YOURBACKSIDE. The mirrors in the gym only show us the front side of our bodies, so, naturally, we tend to spend more time developing those areas: our quads, our chest, our shoulders. Nice ... but not good enough. For better balance and greater strength, spend an equal amount of time on your backside: your hamstrings, your triceps and rhomboids, your lower and middle back. #DONTBSAD. Do you turn blue in winter? It could be S.A.D. -Seasonal Affective Disorder -a depressing downturn in your mood due to less sunlight. What to do? Get out in the sun. Expose yourself to full spectrum light by way of special bulbs or light boxes. Exercise with enthusiasm. tested to see if youre getting enough vitamin D. #REENERGIZE! Falling asleep at your desk? Heres a quick way to re-energize. Put your elbows on the desk, close your eyes, and cover them with the palms of your hands, pressing gently against the entire eye socket. Breathe deeply, listening to the sound of your inhalation and exhalation. After a few minutes, take your hands down and open your eyes, and you should feel totally refreshed. #LOSEWORNOUTSHOES. Most athletic shoes lose their cushioning and support after three to six months of steady use. If you dont replace them, your risk of knee and ankle injuries goes way up. Check out your shoes today. Tread gone? Cushioning shot? Heels worn away? Toss or recycle them depending on the wear, and treat yourself to a new pair.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 29 Referendum, from front pagecan sell any property under a half acre in size without a voter referendum; if this referendum passes, the city will need voter approval for selling any of these types of property. Referendum Question #2 Shall the Charter of the City of Gulfport, Article I, The Corporation, Section 103, Extraterritorial Powers, be amended to prohibit the sale, trade, vacation or giving away of any real property used for administrative and support facilities during the pendency of the administrative and support facilities use, except after a referendum approval of the Citys electorate? What that means in plain language: administrative-type buildings rather than the recreational-type lands mentioned above. This only applies to buildings currently in use; the city may sell unused buildings of this type without asking the voters. Referendum Question #3 Shall the Charter of the City of Gulfport, Article I, The Corporation, Section a minimum of four (4) city council members to establish a referendum election concerning the disposal of properties pursuant to this section? What that means in plain language: A yes vote means that if the council wants to ask the voters if its OK to sell members need to agree that they want to do this. Referendum Question #4 Section 509, Public Supervision and Information, be amended to establish the and challengers at each polling place in accordance with Florida law? What that means in plain language: State law decides the rules about poll watchers and challengers, but Gulfport has a similar section in its charter that must say what the state law says. Every time state law changes, Gulfport must hold a voter referendum to change this part of its charter (the city has done this three times since 1985). A yes vote will make this section of the charter automatically change as the state law about poll watchers and challengers does. Referendum Question #5 Shall the Charter of the City of Gulfport, Article X, General Provisions, Section 1005, Improvements, Financial Limitation, be amended to prohibit hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) per calendar year for any separate improvement or project, unless approved by a vote of the majority of the What that means in plain language: Right now the city needs voter approval to spend more than $500,000 of general fund money for any one improvement or project. A yes vote will change this to restrict this rule to property tax monies, which will mean the city can spend over $500,000 as long as the money doesnt come from Gulfport property taxes. Lions Club Shrimp Boil The Lions Club of Gulfport are having a Shrimp Boil for you on Saturday, March 10th at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport (right behind the Marina off 49th Street South). Dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. and is open to the public, rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of fresh peel and eat shrimp, homemade hushpuppies (check to see if they have any Barbaric Hushpuppies too) and cole slaw, baked beans, coffee and iced tea and desserts. Each serving cooking) for everyone and at a cost of $8 per person, you can bring out the entire family. Additional shrimp Unfortunately, this is not an all you can eat dinner for a one time cost (as most of our events are) but well worth the price. Children under 10 You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage (as they cannot sell beer or wine) as long as you share with the chefs. Plenty of tickets will be available at the door, or contact any of your Lion friends. This is a Gulfport Lions Activities Project, with all of the net proceeds generated to be allocated to their community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities and community sponsorships, i.e.. Little League, Scouts, Christmas Toy Shop, eye exams and glasses, etc. as are all of their fund-raiser projects (spaghetti suppers; pancake Please make sure you are part of this popular annual social event. If you need directions call them at the Lions Den at 515-7509 the day of the event. Their next event will be a Pancake Breakfast on April 7th and May 12th. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
30 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Ashtanga Yoga will be available at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Fridays February 24, March 9 and March 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is a training group of teachers and on any given Friday you may have correct alignment, breath control and meditation practices. Donations are accepted. For more information please contact Tamara Harte at 727512-2763 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Borrow the Kill-AWatt Monitor Through its Pinellas Energy Extension is promoting a new gadget that aims to get citizens more energy conscious and eco-friendly. You can view the video of the Gulfport Public Library presentation from Saturday, January 28th on the City of Gulfports You can borrow the Kill-A-Watt monitor for two weeks from the Gulfport Public Library with your library card. The YouTube video will explain and give easy tips to make assist to decrease electric bills and increase environmental friendliness. For various Pinellas County Libraries (PPLC) that offer the For more information, call 727893-1073. Attend a Free Consumer Fraud WorkshopST. PETERSBURGLike it or not, seniors are at risk. A little defense can be the best offense. The public is invited to attend two free informational workshops being offered in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue S. on March 6 and 7. Participants will learn how to protect yourself from the latest fraudulent schemes, what to do if you think youve been scammed, your rights as a victim and more. Workshop presenters will include Detective Carl Reschke, Florida Department of Financial Services, Anna Marie Millett, Investigator with Pinellas County Justice and Consumer Services and Sherri Lanham, US Postal Inspector. 1-4 p.m.: Workshop presenters will include Detective Nancy Pillucere, Economic Crime Unit, St. Petersburg Police Department, Cathy Stallings, Area Agency on Aging and April Hill, Elder Law Attorney. To request a seat, please call ahead to 1-727-235-6939. PYS to offer Annual Senior Spring Concert The Pinellas Youth Symphony will present a concert performed by senior level orchestras and chamber ensembles on Saturday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. at St. Petersburg College Music Center (6605 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg). Admission is free, donations are appreciated. The Serenade Strings, The Pinellas Youth Symphony, and PYS chamber ensembles, comprised of top musicians from the county and surrounding areas, will perform in this evenings annual concert. Highlights include Mendelssohns Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major, Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov, a movement from Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony and an array of string, woodwind and brass music pieces. voicemail at 727-438-3149 or email to email@example.com.
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Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 33 Rhode Island Reunion Come out for a picnic in the park with other Rhode Islanders on Monday, March 12th from 10 a.m. to dusk at Fort DeSoto Park, East Beach, second shelter on the right #14 (this is a covered picnic shelter). Everyone brings their own not permitted by the park). Please bring a casserole, salad, or dessert for everyone to share for the pot luck table. Any questions call 727367-4044. Volunteers needed for Spring Fling The 2012 Gulf Beaches Rotary Spring Fling, hosted by the City of Treasure Island and the Gulf Beaches Rotary Club, will take place on March 15th through March 18th at the Treasure Island Community Center Park. In order to make this great event a success and raise as much money as possible for local charities, they will need help from other community organizations and local residents. They will need volunteers to help operate the ticket sales booths and parking concessions. Each volunteer will receive a commemorative t-shirt, meal ticket, drink ticket, and a beach parking pass. also sign-up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Dennis Fagan at 727-643-7111. Community Center hosts Huge Yard SaleST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is hosting another huge yard sale at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, on Saturday, March 10th from 8 a.m. to noon. Indoor spaces in the gym and outdoor covered spaces for just $15 for SPB residents and $17.50 for non-residents. There is no entrance fee for shoppers. Dont waste your time and energy having a sale at your house or driving around from neighborhood to neighborhoodsales at the Community Center have up to 60 sellers all in one place and are usually frequented by nearly 500 shoppers. Registration is going on now and continues until all spaces or to reserve your spot.
34 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Welcome to the WaterfrontArtist Tom Pitzen created the citys newest piece of public art, the Historic Waterfront sign. Pitzen also created the art in front of the 49th Street Neighborhood Center. Registration Open for 2012 Clown Alley Registration is now open for the 2012 Clown Alley Clown School, produced by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and sponsored by All Childrens Hospital. This popular community program, which is open to students of all ages, has been a tradition in St. Petersburg since 1972. Christine Davison, a graduate of Clown School, teaches character performance techniques during the one day class. All participants will be invited to show off their new skills in the Illuminated Night Parade on Thursday, March 22nd and again in the Santa Parade in December. The class will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Childrens Hospital Education Conference Center, 701 Fourth Street S. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $20 per person, plus $10 for each additional family member. The fee includes instruction, a Clown Alley t-shirt and a box lunch. Clown make up will also be available for sale during the class. Registration forms are available on the Clown Alley page at suncoasters-stpete.com or by 821-9888. Advanced registration is recommended. Same day registration begins at 9 a.m. until the class is full. Call 727-821-9888
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 35 Excerpts heard at the February 21, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesWe put together a little PowerPoint together, but we dont have a screen. about trash collection practices. The Gabber has posted the presentation online on our web site, theGabber.com. Please look for the presentation under Gulfport News. You dont have to just throw it away. Go through it. about the possibility of the city reselling some of the salvageable trash Am I supposed to go out and take pictures of the holes in the street and send it to the town manager? Do I have to take graph paper and draw it out pretty good? I dont know what to do. How many holes do we have to have? city manager said all Mrs. Millward had to do was call the city manager.About Streamlining the Site Plan ApprovalsI dont believe our city is doing the best that we can be doing about this. I do know there are other cities in other areas, like the county for example who has really streamlined this process.... I was wondering if we have gone to these different cities and done our It seems that the one district has all of the problems, the Shore district. Communities that I have dealt with... have had in their ordinance if you have a professional sign off on your plans that is taken as a professional stamp... and therefore it s streamlined... quite effectively. I do not believe that what we have before us will necessarily do that..I dont see anything that would lead me to believe that the three-month which is a myth anyway current time frame would be substantially improved. Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. He also said that Chamber President Lori Rosso could not attend but would love to have been here this evening to speak on this issue but said she was generally in favor of streamlining this process. Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify AARP will be offering free tax preparation and assistance at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Avenue S. on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13th. 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. Vendors needed for Festival Annual James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival which will take place on Saturday, March 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park land behind the Johnson Branch Library and the Enoch Davis Center located at 1059 18th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. This event will feature a puppet show, moon walks, free books for children, music and more. Bay News 9s Erica Riggins has agreed to be the Keynote Speaker and they will also present their 2nd Annual Community Service Award winner. own tables, chairs and tents (tents must not be larger than 10x10). The completed vendor application, general release form and $25 check must be received by February 24. Set up time for all vendors is between 8-9:30 a.m. Make checks payable and mail to: The Friends of the Johnson Branch Library, POB 1061, St. Petersburg, library. Call the library at 727-8937113, Kevin Johnson at 727-3422235 or email to kevinjohnson5370@ yahoo.com.
36 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Local ObituariesCASTO, CARL S., 98, of South Pasadena, died Sunday, Feb. 12th, by his loving family. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 727-527-1196. HALL, LYDIA M., 104, passed away on Feb. 13, 2012, in South Pasadena. She was born and raised in Forest Park, IL and moved to South Pasadena in 1969. Lydia was known as a positive and loving person. She lived through 5 wars as well as many presidents. Lydia worked in her earlier life as a secretary, where she met the "man in her life" and started her family in Oak Park. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Roy William Hall Sr., and sons Dick and Jim. She is survived by her son Roy W. Hall Jr.; 9 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren. KARPAN, MICHAEL 69, of Gulfport, died Feb. 12, 2012 at St. Anthony's Hospital. There are no known survivors. ALife TributeGulfport. WHITE, ERLINE M., 90, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Arbor Oaks of Tyrone in St. Petersburg. She was born in Kennedy, AL and came here in 2002 from Memphis, TN. She was Methodist. She is survived by 1 daughter, Pat (Quentin) Parsons of St. Pete Beach; 1 son, David (Catherine) White of West Memphis, AR; and a granddaughter-in-law, BeBe Brown. She was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Hester White and two grandsons, David White and Will Brown. Services will be in Fulton, MS. The family request memorials to Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome. com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home St. Petersburg, 727-528-2880. WOLCOTT, WILLIAM (BILL), 64, Sunrise 2-17-1947 (Akron, Ohio); Sunset 2-12-2012 (St. Petersburg, Florida). Survived by four children: Jeff, Chaz, Greg and Teresa and six grandchildren. Preceded in death by Rhea Richards, a long time Gulfport president. Also survived by four siblings: Richie, Denny, Dotty and Barb. In lieu of Woodside Hospice Chapel, 6770 102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. Celebrate the Life of CAROL A. MCCARTHY All are welcome to celebrate the life of Carol McCarthy beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Stella's, 3119 Beach Blvd. in Gulfport. Cleaning Closets? Finding lots of unwanted and unworn things that you would like to get rid of? Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your donations of clean, gently used clothing, household, small funiture and miscellaneous items. If you need help packing up or dropping off, call All donations may be dropped off noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Sophies Attic is a community outreach program of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport.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. Cathedral Latin High School Alumni Meeting The meeting on Tuesday, March 13th is open to all graduates of the Cathedral Latin High School which was located in Cleveland, Ohio. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Red Lobster Restaurant 6151 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg. Meeting take place after the luncheon. If you would like to attend please make reservations by calling Tom Begley at 727-804-1594 or email him at email@example.com. Spouses are also welcomed to attend.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 37 Gulfport Arts Center News Gulfport Arts Center, a City of Imagination Project, (located at 2726 54th Street S. between the small and large dog parks) announces the following classes are studio time: Joseph Weinzettle, MFA. Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting April 7th through the 28th. FMI or to preregister contact Joseph Weinzettle at 727-418-5083 or email weinzettle@ hotmail.com. includes all materials and two silk scarves begins Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m., and are held bi-weekly after that. Pre-registration is required, contact Silvia TamiraPowell at Tamirart1@yahoo.com, or 727-551-1000 weekly at 9a.m. to 12 p.m. for all artists who wish to work independently. For more information contact Patsi Aguero at 727-501-3559. Sunday from 4-6 p.m. A model is provided. Contact Patsi Aguero at 727-501-3559. Country Gospel Singa-Long Sundays Each Sunday you can join in a country gospel sing-a-long from 6:30-8 p.m. at 4017 56th Avenue N. Call 565-8856. EarthFest 2012 Parade Workshops First Florida Frontiers and Earth Scouts of St Petersburg are hosting a series of community workshops every Sunday from March 25th through April 1, 8, 15 from noon-2 p.m. at the City of Imagination Gulfport Art Center, 2726 54th Street S., Gulfport. Come help them make puppets, masks, signs, banners, Walking Parade to be held during EarthFest 2012 on Saturday, April 21st in Gulfport. The series costs just $5 per family and includes four 2-hour workshops. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They can take their artwork home with them after the parade. Kids learn to reuse, reduce, recycle and rethink! They need donations of remnants, trims, art papers, paint, brushes, beads, glitter, paper and fabric glue, poles, plastic containers, or anything that can be recycled for the parade. Contact Rosemary at 727-385-7083 or email rosemarieseawall_47ymail. com for more information about donations. EarthFest 2012 is also putting out a call to local artists to assist with developing designs for the parade. For more information or to register for workshops visit www. html or call Elizabeth Neily at 727744-7051. Community Band to Perform at Casino The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert on March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Come join Musical Director Max Millspaugh and the band for a little bit of Irish and brass. Selections include Fantasia on an Irish Hymn, Ireland, Tiptoe through the Tubas, Frescobaldi Taccata, Concert for Trombone and Band, as well as Iassus Trombone. 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. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is cepelinai (potato meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.
38 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 2/9 Vandalism4100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. NoiseTifton St. & 27th Ave. S. Panhandler5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Keep the Peace900 Blk 58th St. S. Trespass3200 Blk 58th St. S. Vandalism1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Panhandler1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Domestic900 Blk Gray St. S. Suspicious Vehicle6200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Animal Call1400 Blk Freemont St. S. Friday 2/10 Disturbance2800 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call5400 Blk 7th Ave. S. Suspicious PersonShore Blvd. & Clinton St. S. Vandalism5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Animal Call5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Civil Matter900 Blk Hull St. S. Suspicious Person6200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Suspicious Person2800 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call1900 Blk 60th St. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 8th Ave. S. Disturbance12th Ave. & 55th St. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Burglary1700 Blk 55th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Drugs900 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person26th Ave. & 49th St. S. Saturday 2/11 Prowler1600 Blk Hull St. S. Unknown Problem5000 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Person3100 Blk Miriam St. S. Disorderly Conduct5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5000 Blk 11th Ave. S. Electrical Hazard5200 Blk Newton Ave. S. 911 Hang Up1400 Blk 48th St. S. Trafc Hazard15th Ave. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence2400 Blk 53rd St. S. Sunday 2/12 NoiseTifton St. & 27th Ave. S. DUI15th Ave. & 49th St. S. Hit & Run4900 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Disturbance1800 Blk 50th St. S. Civil Matter1400 Blk 55th St. S. Keep the Peace900 Blk Hull St. S. NoiseTifton St. & 27th Ave. S. Assault/Battery1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Unknown Problem5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct54th St. & 31st Ave. S.Suspicious Person6200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble26th Ave. & 54th St. S. 911 Hang Up2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Monday 2/13 Disturbance4700 Blk Coronado Way S. Juvenile Trouble2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Circumstances2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Keep the Peace1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Assault/Battery1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Neighbor Problem5200 Blk 29th Ave. S. Assault/Battery1400 Blk 49th St. S. DisturbanceSeaside Villas Disturbance4700 Blk Coronado Way S. Stolen Vehicle5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle6300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Keep the Peace1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Tuesday 2/14 Hit & Run59th St. & 17th Ave. S. Business Alarm4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic2500 Blk York St. S. 911 Hang Up900 Blk 58th St. S. Hit & Run17th Ave. & 59th St. S. Abandoned Vehicle2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Wednesday 2/15 Suspicious Person2200 Blk 49th St. S. Disturbance31st Ave. & 49th St. S. Suspicious Person2100 Blk 58th St. S. Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Suspicious Person51st St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Disturbance4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. Disturbance5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Assault/Battery9th Ave. & Gray St. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Residential Alarm5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. 911 Hang Up6100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence1800 Blk 56th St. S. Theft5800 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Suspicious Vehicle5700 Blk 17th Ave. S.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntYou Really Need a Contingency Fund, Really No matter your situation -even if you are up to your eyeballs in credit-card debt -you must have a Contingency Fund. Every household needs one. Its that emergency fund that you can get your hands on at a moments notice. It is essential for successfully -and permanently -getting out of debt. Its not chump change. Even though you can begin building your CF with the change you have in your pocket, your goal is to save enough amount to pay your bills for at least three months (six is better) without any income. Under the debt-proof living plan, 10 percent of your net paycheck goes straight into your CF before you pay any bills. Its counterintuitive. When youre in debt and committed to getting out, it seems to make no sense to keep any money for yourself. Common sense says you should be sending your creditors every penny you have. Here a Contingency Fund, even if youre deeply in debt: 1. It is the antidote for your credit card habit. Just knowing you have money in the bank quiets that thing inside of you that wants stuff right now, even when you have no money to pay for it. 2. It counteracts that pathetic feeling of being broke. One of the reasons you are in debt is that you cant stand that feeling of being poor. No one likes being broke. Curiously, a pocket of credit cards makes us feel rich in a really false way. Knowing you have money in the bank is the authentic way to not feel broke -even when you know youre not going to touch that money. 3. It gives you an alternative to hitting the panic button. When youre broke, you live on the edge of panic. Even the smallest thing can make us press the panic button. Having money in the bank allows you to calm down so you can think reasonably. 4. Its the lifesaver that keeps you waters. If you can get all the way to paying off your very last debt without facing some unexpected expense (tires, water heater, medical expense), you will be fortunate indeed. The chances are far greater, however, that while on your journey to becoming debt-free something unexpected will happen. Its your Contingency Fund that will allow you to keep going without having to run back to your credit cards for a bailout. 5. Its your guarantee that youll on the basis of my own experience, and that of countless readers who are now debt-free: Having a Contingency Fund, whether fully funded or in process, is the secret to your debt-free success. It creates the emotional and away from the edge. Your Contingency Fund will keep you going and going. And going some more, until you pay off that last dollar of debt.
40 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 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 Book Sale!: Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library gently used items (currently unable to accept magazines or tapes) for their upcoming 2nd Annual Book Sale on Sat., March 3rd gladly accepted at the Library for this event Book Shop located in the Library. AARP Income Tax Assistance 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 inable at all sites. Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop Reception & Exhibit celebrate their 20th anniversary! Opening reception is Friday, March 2nd from 6-8 pm. The art will be on display at the Library for the entire month. Each student has prepared at least three new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic or oil. FMI, please call 893-2237 or 8931231. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, March 10, starting at 10:30 am, The Smurfs (2011); and, Real Steel; Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, March 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of We the Living, ments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 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 2:30-4:00 pm. Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. non-resident Open Gym/Game Roomnon-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 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 res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS is a pre-school, hands-on program for chilwho 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 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 poli at 813-855-3112. pre-register with instructor. Call Laurie at 617-247-9278. Barbara at 804-9400. Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. at 893-1079 termediate. Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK 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 skatMUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pmSPECIAL EVENTS Dealing with Pain: Wrap-Up presentation: How to Take Charge of Care in General by Rita Sewell, RN Patient Advocates of South Pinellas, LLC. Thurs. Feb. 23 at 1pm. March Presentations on Healthy Vision: A variety of presentations on Thursday in March starting Thurs. Mar. 1 at 1pm: Common Ocular Problems in the Senior Population by Heeral Shah, MD, Fellowship trained retina specialist. Sponsored topics in the next Gabber issue. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Great Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 3470806 for info on upcoming day trips: ($20); Feb. 28: The Irish Rovers at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54); March 1 or 7: Strawberry Festival in Plant City ($35); Call for info on other upcoming trips: Lord of the Dance, Mar. 18; Tony Bennett, Mar. 23, Sailor Circus, Mar. 31 and more! Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas visit the Senior Center from 9am until noon on Friday, February 24 to help Property Tax Exemption. Betty Staebells Art Class Exhibit: The Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, under the direction of volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell, will celebrate their 20th anniversary. Students will display their artwork at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport) during the month of March. Please come to the opening reception on Fri. Mar. 2 from 6-8pm. The art will be on display at the library for the entire month. Each student has prepared at least three new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Open to the general public. 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. Senior Open House & Gulfport History Expo : A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. 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 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. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 2pm Visually Impaired Support Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 GULFPORT'S GET RESCUED CELEBRATION Sat., Feb. 25, 7-11pm, $20 Hord'oeuvres, auction, music, dancing www.GulfportMA.com ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Feb. 26, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Thursday, Feb. 23 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 41 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 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 Book Sale!: Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library gently used items (currently unable to accept magazines or tapes) for their upcoming 2nd Annual Book Sale on Sat., March 3rd gladly accepted at the Library for this event Book Shop located in the Library. AARP Income Tax Assistance 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 inable at all sites. Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop Reception & Exhibit celebrate their 20th anniversary! Opening reception is Friday, March 2nd from 6-8 pm. The art will be on display at the Library for the entire month. Each student has prepared at least three new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic or oil. FMI, please call 893-2237 or 8931231. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, March 10, starting at 10:30 am, The Smurfs (2011); and, Real Steel; Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, March 15, 10:00 am. Discussion of We the Living, ments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 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 2:30-4:00 pm. Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email email@example.com, 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. non-resident Open Gym/Game Roomnon-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 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 res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS is a pre-school, hands-on program for chilwho 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 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 poli at 813-855-3112. pre-register with instructor. Call Laurie at 617-247-9278. Barbara at 804-9400. Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. 9-10 a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. at 893-1079 termediate. Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK 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 skatMUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. 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 Dealing with Pain: Wrap-Up presentation: How to Take Charge of Care in General by Rita Sewell, RN Patient Advocates of South Pinellas, LLC. Thurs. Feb. 23 at 1pm. March Presentations on Healthy Vision: A variety of presentations on Thursday in March starting Thurs. Mar. 1 at 1pm: Common Ocular Problems in the Senior Population by Heeral Shah, MD, Fellowship trained retina specialist. Sponsored topics in the next Gabber issue. Sudoku Class: Come and learn how to play Sudoku on Mondays at 1pm. Great Senior Trips: Call Carolyn at 3470806 for info on upcoming day trips: ($20); Feb. 28: The Irish Rovers at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($54); March 1 or 7: Strawberry Festival in Plant City ($35); Call for info on other upcoming trips: Lord of the Dance, Mar. 18; Tony Bennett, Mar. 23, Sailor Circus, Mar. 31 and more! Property Tax Exemption: Representatives from the Pinellas visit the Senior Center from 9am until noon on Friday, February 24 to help Property Tax Exemption. Betty Staebells Art Class Exhibit: The Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, under the direction of volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell, will celebrate their 20th anniversary. Students will display their artwork at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport) during the month of March. Please come to the opening reception on Fri. Mar. 2 from 6-8pm. The art will be on display at the library for the entire month. Each student has prepared at least three new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Open to the general public. 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. Senior Open House & Gulfport History Expo : A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. 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 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. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 2pm Visually Impaired Support Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 GULFPORT'S GET RESCUED CELEBRATION Sat., Feb. 25, 7-11pm, $20 Hord'oeuvres, auction, music, dancing www.GulfportMA.com ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Feb. 26, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Thursday, Feb. 23 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.
42 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com The Lunches from Home A Good Start In November I wrote about congress' discussions about nutritionally (and politically) correct school menus. I made a number of implementation and enforcement suggestions. What I didn't know was that the Food Police were already at work. The story broke two weeks ago when a North Carolina parent of a fouryear-old reported that her child's lunch was taken away at pre-school and replaced with chicken nuggets, a fried food staple of McDonalds. Her child's lunch consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, some chips and juice. Apparently, that's inferior to greasy nuggets. Or, maybe it was a punishment. Plus, the parent was billed $1.25. That was later withdrawn. Then another parent reported a similar incidence at the same school. Apparently this school or the state is very serious about food. And, it appears it is without the assistance of the federal government. Just think how much more effective the program could be. Perhaps Homeland Security can best handle the "Lunches From Home Problem". Think about thousands of new federal hires, rubber gloved, x-ray and scanner equipped, guarding school cafeterias against the "Fat Monster", ready to snatch away Lunches From Home that do not meet government commanded nutritional standards of the minute, or day, or week, or year, or whatever. We might even be able to cover the cost of the program by getting sponsorships from vegetable and fruit industry and whole grain companies. In my prior discussion I suggested that 1) all such programs start with application to the federal government in general and to its employes be weighed and measured and evaluated for fatness, 3) all food expense accounts cover only the grocery stores and restaurants be strictly proscribed, 5) school lunch boxes be x-rayed, 6) neighbor inform on neighbor in the interest of a healthy individual, nation, and a less costly health care system. These suggestion are fair. Fair and equal are the goals these days. What is good for one is good for all. All should "good" (read thin) need to lead those who are "not" (read fat). Those who have excess (fat) should decrease in collective good trumps individual ambition. That opposition to "good" ideas is obstructionism and not for the collective good. That the U.S. Constitution is outdated, restrictive, and stands in the way of progressive ideas that are both good and true. That fairness and equality of status and result are, indeed, desirable and just goals. That government is the vehicle to achieve all of the above. These are all reminders that if we are to achieve these goals, which are, as we stated, good and true, it individual liberty. Individual liberty presumes responsibility and that, too, is easily and preferably turned over to government which has the resources to deliver and the power to enforce ideas whereas individual liberty, including the liberty not to do anything, can be annoying, divisive, and sometimes disruptive and often apathetic. It is easier and proper, too, to substitute money for individual liberty. At whatever level: education, employment, raising a family, the security offered by money takes priority over any individual liberties one might want to express. Appropriately controlled thoughts and speech and writings are preferable to disruptive, provocative, or unapproved emissions. Food, of course, is more essential than liberty. What better place to begin for a more stable and prosperous country? Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com 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 126pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Denny on Piano 6:30-9:30pm SAL Mtg.-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Music Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events 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! The Ladies Auxiliary Tournament is coming up in March. Read upcoming Gabbers for more information. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 43 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com The Lunches from Home A Good Start In November I wrote about congress' discussions about nutritionally (and politically) correct school menus. I made a number of implementation and enforcement suggestions. What I didn't know was that the Food Police were already at work. The story broke two weeks ago when a North Carolina parent of a fouryear-old reported that her child's lunch was taken away at pre-school and replaced with chicken nuggets, a fried food staple of McDonalds. Her child's lunch consisted of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, some chips and juice. Apparently, that's inferior to greasy nuggets. Or, maybe it was a punishment. Plus, the parent was billed $1.25. That was later withdrawn. Then another parent reported a similar incidence at the same school. Apparently this school or the state is very serious about food. And, it appears it is without the assistance of the federal government. Just think how much more effective the program could be. Perhaps Homeland Security can best handle the "Lunches From Home Problem". Think about thousands of new federal hires, rubber gloved, x-ray and scanner equipped, guarding school cafeterias against the "Fat Monster", ready to snatch away Lunches From Home that do not meet government commanded nutritional standards of the minute, or day, or week, or year, or whatever. We might even be able to cover the cost of the program by getting sponsorships from vegetable and fruit industry and whole grain companies. In my prior discussion I suggested that 1) all such programs start with application to the federal government in general and to its employes be weighed and measured and evaluated for fatness, 3) all food expense accounts cover only the grocery stores and restaurants be strictly proscribed, 5) school lunch boxes be x-rayed, 6) neighbor inform on neighbor in the interest of a healthy individual, nation, and a less costly health care system. These suggestion are fair. Fair and equal are the goals these days. What is good for one is good for all. All should "good" (read thin) need to lead those who are "not" (read fat). Those who have excess (fat) should decrease in collective good trumps individual ambition. That opposition to "good" ideas is obstructionism and not for the collective good. That the U.S. Constitution is outdated, restrictive, and stands in the way of progressive ideas that are both good and true. That fairness and equality of status and result are, indeed, desirable and just goals. That government is the vehicle to achieve all of the above. These are all reminders that if we are to achieve these goals, which are, as we stated, good and true, it individual liberty. Individual liberty presumes responsibility and that, too, is easily and preferably turned over to government which has the resources to deliver and the power to enforce ideas whereas individual liberty, including the liberty not to do anything, can be annoying, divisive, and sometimes disruptive and often apathetic. It is easier and proper, too, to substitute money for individual liberty. At whatever level: education, employment, raising a family, the security offered by money takes priority over any individual liberties one might want to express. Appropriately controlled thoughts and speech and writings are preferable to disruptive, provocative, or unapproved emissions. Food, of course, is more essential than liberty. What better place to begin for a more stable and prosperous country? Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com 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 126pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Denny on Piano 6:30-9:30pm SAL Mtg.-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Music Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email email@example.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events 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! The Ladies Auxiliary Tournament is coming up in March. Read upcoming Gabbers for more information. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm.
44 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 I Am Not a CopIt was like being back in high school gym class. In a burst of enthusiasm and with a slightly-more-than-gentle shove from my editor, I attempted to see if I could pass the Gulfport Police Departments newly-enacted physical Spoiler alert: I cant. This week I laced my running shoes, sat in the front seat of a squad car, and waited for instructions from Detective Hahn Pham, a department trainer. He appeared on the cover of the Gabber might recall the picture: a muscled Hahn caught in mid-leap as he easily cleared the four-foot wall. Pham ran the course in 4:31. the course, as it turns out, is a lot easier than actually running it. When I thought it would be harder. Pham looked at me and said, You know, you should really try running the course. So, here I am, seated in the front seat of the Chiefs car, waiting for Pham to start barking orders at me. He smiles. OK, so youre going to buckle your seatbelt and put your hands on the wheel. When youre ready, tell me, and Ill say go. Unbuckle your seatbelt, open the glove box and get the keys out. Get out of the car, leave the door open, unlock the trunk, get the gun and the baton out of the trunk, leave the gun here, close the trunk, run to where Detective Embry is. Jump over the wall, go over the hurdles, serpentine around the cones, go under the hurdles, drop the baton, run to the dummy, pick up the dummy, drag it to the other cone, pick up the baton, and do it all in reverse. When you get back each hand, open the trunk, put the gun and baton in the trunk, close the trunk, get in the car, close the door, put on your seatbelt, put the keys in the glove box, and put your hands on the wheel. Ready? Uh, no. Did you say close the trunk? He smiles. Yes. Are you ready? I put my hands on the wheel. I can do this, I tell myself. Everyone else did it, even the guys who spend most of their lives at a desk. You go to the gym. Youve signed up for a 5K next month! until I start to run off, and he calls me back to shut the trunk. Im off again, running. Hey, all this treadmill time at the gym is starting to pay off. I feel pretty good. Until I get about a quarter of a way around the Rec Center path. See, to warm up. I also dont go all-out, preferring to run at a leisurely pace. Today, for some reason, Ive sprinted and my lungs are already calling me all sorts of names. I slow it down but keep running, making it to Detective seconds) at about 1:30. I shove myself over the wall, clear the hurdles, wind around the cones, and go under the remaining hurdles. I run to the dummy, squat, and grab the fat red man by his chest handles. Use your legs! Detective Pham shouts, trotting over. I try to stand. I fail. I try again. I fail again. I try a third time. I cant even lift the thing. Its supposed to weigh 150 pounds, but I start to wonder if its still carrying a few holiday this, even Eva Iwanowski, a beautiful tiny creature who can apparently lift what must be twice her weight after completing half an obstacle course. who has had two knee surgeries. Try using your legs, Detective Pham repeats. I am, I tell him. He demonstrates over. Are you not going to do this? he asks. I count to three and remind myself that he has a gun. On his person. I grab the dummy by the handles, intending to drag him down squat again, thinking that adrenalinefueled anger and embarrassment will help me get the dummy off the ground. Nothing. OK, OK, leave the dummy. Just run the rest of the course! Detetctive Pham says, and thats when I notice I crawl under the hurdles, run the serpentine, clear the higher hurdles, scale the wall, and at the edge of the grass I see a spectator. 15 minutes ago this man was doing incline pushups; now he offers me a sympathetic smile. Its OK. You did good, he says. I I hope Embry explained that to him while I was wrestling with the dummy like it was a futon mattress in a stairwell, because I sure as hell cant. I can barely breathe, much less run. I walk quickly back to the car, where each hand (there are no bullets in the gun), get back in the car, fasten my I cant. No! Put them in the glove box, not the ignition! The glove box! Detective Pham is trying very hard to be nice, but even I cant believe hes still going with this charade. I put the keys in the glove box and my hands on the wheel. Detective Pham stops his stopwatch. 8:14. Thats two minutes and ten seconds longer than allowed. I will not be joining the Gulfport police force any doing any part of this as easily as they did, although some of them looked as though they were struggling. They all did it under or close to the allotted time. They all lifted the dummy. a bottle of water. Just keep moving, he says. Dont sit down just yet. ran the course before me are gone, getting ready for their night shift. I cant believe they dont get to go home and relax after that, and I pity whoever breaks the law in their presence tonight. Me, I go home and collapse on the couch, whine about my failure on Facebook, and make plans to step up my training program. Not because I I should be able to clear this course. It just doesnt look that hard; any idiot should be able to do it. Of course, thats what a lot of people say about policemen, too. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 45 Classes at the IAC The Industrial Arts Center is accepting registration for the following classes: Class with Jason Bourgholtzer of Gulfport. Meets Monday, February 27, and Wednesday, February 29, 7-9 p.m. Christian Zvonik, beginning March 6. Held on Tuesdays, from 6-9 p.m. for six weeks. Other glass art classes include the Fun With Hot Glass series, Glass Blowing 101, 102 and Boot Camp, offered two Sundays each month from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Fun With Torches lampwork is offered twice monthly. The Industrial Arts Center is located at 2902A Beach Boulevard S. in For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727289-9365. Boating Safety Courses USCG Auxiliary Gulfport Flotilla weeks) on Feb. 23 from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $50. 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. Gulfport SpringFest The 18th Annual Gulfport SpringFest Street Festival celebration will take place on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. along historic Beach Boulevard in the heart of the Citys quaint and charming downtown. The event is co-produced by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gulfport and The Gulfport Merchants Association. The SpringFest event is free to the public and dozens of vendors featuring a wide variety of arts and crafts have already signed up to participate. This year they will add a gardening twist to their spring event, and are currently seeking vendors with live plants, garden art and other garden type products. Local and area restaurants are encouraged to join with other food vendors offering an array of culinary delights to enjoy. Live entertainment is scheduled to perform on two stages all day long. The childrens area will provide activities for the kids, and will include bounce houses, games, face painting and more! The Easter bonnet walking parade at 5 p.m. is an audience participation event and everyone is welcomed to join in anywhere along the parade route. Following the hat parade the hat contest will take place at the south stage, with prizes given for largest and most unique hats. Additionally, other venues downtown will also feature music and other activities. Free parking and trolley rides are available in and around downtown. For more information, please contact the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce at 727-344-3711.
46 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Candidate Signs: What You Can and Cant Do in GulfportBy Cathy Salustri With some residents misunderstanding what campaign signs they can and cant display in their yards, the Gabber asked the city to clarify the rules on candidate signs. City attorney Andy Salzman, city manager Jim OReilly, and community development director Fred Metcalf all agreed that Gulfport residents and businesses may have one sign per candidate on their property. To clarify: if someone wants to put up a sign for Newt Gingrich as well as a My understanding is that if you want to have one sign per candidate on your property, theyre not telling you to take it off, Salzman said. Gary Sanchez, a Pasadena Yacht and Country Club resident, says he was told differently. We were told that we were only allowed to put out one sign for politics. If my daughter wants to vote for Ron Paul and my wife wants to vote for Romney, we cant put out those two signs, so thats really treading on somebodys rights of freedom of speech. If we cant do that, the people who are making those rules, OReilly told the Gabber that no city staff had told anyone that they couldnt have opposing signs on their property. Nobodys been told they cant have more than one sign on their property, Salmzan added. The city is making sure it does not infringe on anybodys free speech. Were still enforcing the number of signs: no more than one political sign per ballot item or candidate shall be allowed on any property. Salzman and OReilly both told the Gabber that they were enforcing the number of signs. Residents may not have multiple signs for the same candidate (for example, two Ron Paul signs) on their property, but they may have opposing candidate signs in their yard. If they want to have two people from the same race, they can do that, OReilly said. Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon March 13 at The Dolphin Inn, 4900 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be a fashion show by Christopher 399-1272. Enter for a Scholarship Award The Art Guild of Treasure Island is seeking a high school student for their $1,500 scholarship. If you are going to college this fall and are planning a career in painting or photography they would like your entry by March treasureislandartguild.org. 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. 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 more information please call 727343-7747.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 47 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 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. Adult Basic Sailing School Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be Sailing Class beginning Wednesday, March 7th. The course includes well as four weekend waterfront sailing sessions. Students will put classroom theories into practice Cost is $250 per person including all classroom materials and an U.S. Sailing Association Basic Keelboat manual. Participants will receive a complementary three month membership. With a 2:1 student teacher ratio this is the most reasonably priced program in the Tampa Bay area. For registration information, visit www.sailbcyc. org or call Jennifer Rogers at 727-345-7544. Pre-registration is required. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta will honor with a Golden Circle Brunch at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club on Sunday, March 4. Members and guests will meet at 12 noon for this special event. Both ladies have been members of Beta Sigma Phi for at least 50 years. Many special surprises are planned for this lovely afternoon. LETs executive board will meet on Rankin at 7 p.m. Sharon Ingram is the 2013 Beta Sigma Phi Florida State Convention chairman and will hold a general meeting for all members of all Sunshine City Council Chapters in pre-planning for this convention. The convention will be held at the St. Petersburg Hilton Downtown on May 17-18-19, 2013. The theme of the convention will be Suncoast Fiesta. The general meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixie Hollins High in the JROTC Room. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.Flea Market Vendors Wanted market at King of Peace MCC, 3150 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Space rental is $20; tables are $5. Please call Jeannie at 727735-7094 or Peggy at 727-323-5857 for information and registration form.
48 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Coconut Chili?At the Grand Central Districts Chili Cookoff, Paul Bailey (owner of the Queen and I) offers a taste of a different type of spicy dish: his coconut soup with chicken. The Grand Central Districts annual event invited businesses and individuals to enter their chili recipes. 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: Your Boats Radio Feb. 28. Marchs program includes: Which Boat is for You March 6, Equipment for Your Boat March 13, Waterway 20, and Handling Your Boat March 27. 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 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.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 49 Love is Still in the Air renewing their wedding vows to celebrate their up and coming 50th Wedding was Rev. Fred Clare. The couple were married in Unity Toronto on May 5th, 1962. They wish to thank Fred for making their special day such a happy and wonderful memory. Card Party for Charity On March 14, the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf since 1936, will hold their annual Card Party and luncheon at the Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf Blvd., No. Redington Beach. They will play cards from 10:30 till 3 with lunch at noon. Cost is $20 payable at the door with a reservation. This please call Mary Alice at 866-2688. All money collected will go to their charity, Angels Against Abuse. Elections Association Offers Scholarship If you are a college junior or senior majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, you may be eligible for a scholarship! The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of the 67 county supervisors, will award a $1,200 scholarship this year to an eligible student. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must have maintained a C average or above during the past year. Other requirements are listed on the scholarship application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available for download at www. votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 19 in any Pinellas County Supervisor of 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo; or 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For a mailed application or additional information, please call the Pinellas at 727-464-6108.
50 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Family Fun Day Gulfport Recreation hosted the annual Family Fun Day event at Tomlinson Park crafts. Down left side: Alex Legros, 6, uses a straw to create a pattern in paint. Selena Ramires, 12, uses marbles to paint. Ariana Dickens, 8, shows off a painting she made with paint and marbles. Center: Brice Lewis, 7, shows off his mad potato sack skills. He and his friend Ariana Dickens won rst place in the sack race, beating older kids as well as elected ofcials. Right column: 18-month-old Jack Cowan shows mom Jennifer what he wants to do next: face painting. Allie Bossert, 7, makes stained glass out of tissue paper. Korben Tucker, 6, bounces down the slide.
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52 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Its time again for another installment of the monthly Teen Council news. Our last meeting was January 19th, 2012. The meeting was called to order at about 4:45 p.m. We had three of ve members present, and our three advisors also present, we also had two visitors. to discuss one of Teen Councils upcoming events, the So49 Car Show. Phil Reed was there to discuss it with us. He began by explaining how all the proceeds of this event are being spilt and donated to three different Foundation, the Gulfport Police Explorers, and the Gulfport Teen Council. Mr. Reed told Teen Council that we would be in charge of selling sodas in the soda truck and working and the rest of the So49 organization for thinking of Teen Council while planning this event. Next, we discussed the Florida that Teen Council entered. President Wos, and I met a few times over Christmas Break and created the video, we also met, along with Member Laura Karbowski and wrote a narrative about our Teen Council, and the video we made. We were able turned out great. The New Business we have is that Daniel Hodge would like to let Teen Council have a spot at the Tuesday Fresh Market over the summer. The Fresh Market offers a free spot to one community organization a month and would like us to set up a table and talk to people about Teen Council. The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. For the next couple of months I will be highlighting one Teen Council Member a month. Name: Nolan Slone Position on Teen Council: President School: Osceola Fundamental High School How long hes been on Teen Council: 2 Years Why he joined Teen Council: I wanted to get active in my community and I thought Teen Council would be a good way to do that. What he would like to accomplish while on Teen Council: First I would like to show the people of Gulfport that not all teens are punks; I also want to make a positive change in the city. Like how the teen council concerns, and starting the teen of the month program to recognize teens that have made a difference in Gulfport. Events he would like to start for teens: Besides teen of the month I would like to open all events that teen council helps with to all the teens in Gulfport for volunteer opportunities. I want teen council to do more to represent the youth of Gulfport on issues they may be facing. I would like to have a teen dance or some kind of sport event for the teen also. Favorite City Event: The 4th of July Fireworks. Favorite thing about Gulfport: Probably Wood Ibis Park, I go there all the time to run. Our next meeting is February 16th at 4:45 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center. If you would like to join Teen Council, the only requirements are, you must be from thirteen to eighteen years old and you must live in the City. For an City Website (mygulfport.us) or you can pick one up at the Gulfport Rec Center. Teen Corner By Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Calling all Crafters and Artisans Girls Incorporated of Pinellas is now accepting applications for Crafts in the Park, a premier showcase for handmade crafts and custom artisans scheduled for all day Saturday, March 17th in Pinellas Park. Crafts in the Park is part of the larger Country in the Park weekend celebration sponsored by the City of Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. Crafts in the Park attracts crafters from all over Florida and as far away as New York. Attendance records in recent years have topped 20,000. $50 for Saturday. Space is available option of setting up Friday afternoon and selling on Friday evening March 16th during the wildly popular Chili selling Friday evening is $25. The fee is $75 for both Friday and Saturday. youth development organization in Pinellas which operates an school program and a full time summer day camp for girls ages 5-17. girlsinc-pinellas.org.Recycling Directory Now Available The new Recycle Today: 2012 Pinellas County Recycling Directory has just been released. The directory is packed with the latest information about how to recycle in Pinellas County including local options for recycling cans, bottles, paper, yard waste, electronics, chemicals, motor oil, cooking oil and much more. Find out whats new in 2012, such as expanded recycling programs for plastics #1-7 in Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar and Gulfport. In addition, pizza boxes and plastic bottle caps may now be recycled. Citizens can pick up a free copy at local libraries, Sweetbay stores, Natures Food Patch Market or Pinellas County drop-off recycling centers. The directory may be viewed recycle.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 53 By Scott LafeeFor Cosmetics Users, a Bit of Tad News Its not time to toss the mascara and blush, but a new study out of Brown University suggests that even very low concentrations of a chemical commonly used in cosmetics hinders brain development -in tadpoles. The chemical is called methylisothiazolinone or MIT. Its used as a preservative and biocide in personal care products, from cosmetics to shampoos, and it is considered to be safe in humans in concentrations of less than 100 parts per million. However, lab studies have found that lower concentrations affect the growth of model animal neurons. The lower concentrations we studied didnt kill the animals or cause any big deformities or affect the behavior youd see just by looking at them, says Carlos Aizenman, an associate professor of neuroscience at Brown and the studys senior author. But then we decided to do a series of functional tests and we found that exposure to this compound during a period of development thats critical tuning. Aizenman and colleagues found that tadpoles exposed to different concentrations of MIT displayed brain development. The changes werent lethal, but they were measurable. Aizenman said theres no evidence that the same thing happens in further investigation. And maybe wearing less make-up. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE On average, a person can hold their breath for about one minute. The worlds record is 19 minutes and 21 seconds, held by Peter Colat, a Swiss inhaling pure oxygen for 10 minutes, saturating his body.) BEST MEDICINE Two travelers were comparing notes. Traveler No. 1: I visited the Amazonian rainforest this past summer. Before leaving, I asked my doctor how I could avoid getting any diseases from biting insects. Traveler No. 2: What did he advise? Traveler No. 1: He told me not to bite any. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM Bath salts is a euphemism for an illicit recreational drug similar to meth or cocaine. Normally, its snorted or smoked, but a 34-yearold New Orleans woman at a party recently thought a faster way to a high would be to directly inject the synthetic substance. Two days after the party, she went to a local hospital complaining of a painful, swollen arm. Doctors diagnosed a skin infection and prescribed intravenous antibiotics. There was temporary improvement, but two days later, the swelling returned. Thats when the woman informed doctors of her illegal drug injection. When they cut open the arm to investigate, they discovered a raging infection and rapidly increasing eating bacterium. The more they cut, the more dead tissue they found. Ultimately, they were forced to amputate the womans entire right arm and shoulder, and perform a radical mastectomy to save her life. DOC TALK is pressed, the nail bed turns white. of blood to the nail bed, giving it a is 2 seconds or less. OBSERVATION Always look on the bright side. You cant see anything in the dark. -Anonymous
54 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is your Legal Health? (Part 3) [This Article is Part III in our series of articles on your legal health.] MARITAL STATUS During your legal checkup, a review of your marital status may uncover certain aspects of the marriage which you may wish to address. For example, couples may desire to enter into prenuptial agreements or separation agreements to help avoid disputes in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements or separation agreements can address property rights, child support, child custody and visitation rights you may have regarding your children. before or during your marriage. Unmarried couples who are living together may desire to enter into an agreement to specify expected rights and responsibilities which are similar to a prenuptial or separation agreement. Prenuptial and separation agreements can additionally specify how to value assets which were jointly obtained such as a home, retirement plans and investments. ACCIDENTAL INJURIES Accidents can occur in your automobile, at home or at your workplace. As a result, you may be entitled to compensation from someone who caused or contributed to your injury. Compensation for personal injuries may include lost income, reimbursement of medical expenses, money for disabilities as a result of the accident and pain and suffering which you endured during a recovery period. Many times, compensation is paid through an insurance company which has coverage for those who contributed to your accidental injury.EMPLOYMENT Legal problems may arise in the workplace. Federal laws protect employees against discrimination by employers. However, there are followed and time restrictions on the PURCHASE OR SALE OF A HOME The purchase or sale of a home probably is one of the largest investment decisions you will make in your lifetime. As a result, it is important to avoid unfavorable contract provisions in your sales agreement. Also, the real estate agent's listing contract should be carefully reviewed so that you understand what your rights and obligations are under the agreement. If you are buying or selling a home, a review of all documents by an attorney may save you time, money and aggravation so that your interests are protected and the sale can be completed. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 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 you have a speconsult an attorney.
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56 Gabber February 23 February 29, 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. Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist you with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. With Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. Please Call Betty 727-488-4586. EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERWill care for your love ones. Can lift & give all personal care. Reliable, drug free w/contactable references. Prefer 24-48 hour shifts. 727-565-3065. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. EXPERIENCED HOME HEALTH-Provider. Personal Care, Meal Prep, Errands, Dr. Appts. Pet Care. Licensed, References. All Hours Available, 7 Days. 404-397-8555. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping WINDOW CLEANING-and pressure washing. J.D. Taylor, Inc. Commercial, residential. Mention this ad for 25% off. 727-455-1519. 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.WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). 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. Cleaning/Housekeeping PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 57 COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person LOCAL MAN WILL PAINTMost Any House, $600. Free Interior Estimates. Call Jeff, 727954-5720. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. LADY WITH TOOLS & TRUCKAnything He can Do I can Do, Too. Rent-A-Hand, Lic. #5842. 727-347-3424. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. 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. CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. Computer Service Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning
58 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100. 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. DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Custom homes. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance, Zoning, remodel, kitchen & baths. Call 727-269-1677. firstname.lastname@example.orgROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450 Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Painting. Pool Deck Repairs, Insured, #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. Insurance INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-98781/2 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. 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. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. MOVING ANYWHERE USA-Household and Furniture. Out of State .60 a mile. 7275152100. 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 PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICESInc. #C7128. Senior Discounts, All Your Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. Over 40yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Painting
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 59 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Small Engine Repair PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com 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. CHELSEAS CACHE-@ Collectibles N Thrifts. 5226 Gulfport Blvd. S. Gulfport. Specializing in Gently Used Designer Handbags. www.twiggy.com/chelsea.html Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. TWO LICENSED BARBERS-and One Braider or Stylist. Booth Rental $50/wk. for rst month. $50 Deposit. Great Location. 727-430-0033, 727-906-1029. P/T EVENT STAFF-City of Gulfport. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is available to work days, evenings and weekends. Strong customer service skills required and prior experience in event set-ups, technical sound/lighting, and bartending preferred. Entry level position $10.56/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physical will be conducted. Postion will remain open until lled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401-53rd St. So. or via fax at 727-893-1005. E.O.E. BAY AREA CARE-Needs Qualied HHA Aides for Live-in and Hourly Help. 1 year experience, non-smoking, background check, FL Drivers License, own car. 727-424-1979. 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. Automotive 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 MUST SEE 1964 BUICK WILDCAT-Electra 225. Interior/Exterior all Original and in Good Condition. 63,001 Original miles. $4000. obo 727-522-5723. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Computers/Electronics LEXMARK COLOR PRINTERGood Condition. $50. 727-867-9183. Furniture/Appliances 22 TV WITH DVD PLAY-VCR/Rec. Play Excellent Condition. $75.00 727-954-5877. LANE MID CENTURY-Sectional Sofa, 3 Tables, 2 Lamps and More. Excellent Condition! $400. 727-742-0561. OVAL MAPLE TABLE48 Diameter & 2-10 Leaves w/Lazy Susan, $145. Mahogany Butlers Tray, 3x2, $65. 2-Canvas Back Deck Chairs, $25. 727-341-0666. 2BR CONDO EVERYTHING GOES727-8642582, 502-817-9618. General NEW ORLEANS JAMMIN Dixieland jazz music at its nest available for parties, weddings and more! From 2-7 pieces. 727-368-0035. HOT TUB $350.-Folding Bike $25. Back-2-life Back Exerciser. $200. 727-327-4874. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. GO GO SCOOTER-3 years old $250. Manual Wheelchair (lightweight) $125. Lazy boy Recliner, dark green $200. All obo. Michael 727409-0525. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. GULFPORT STORAGE AVAILABLE-for Auto/Boat/RV in Fenced Backyard. 200 Holland Pavers .50 each. 727-501-5886. WHITE WICKER DRESSER, MIRROR-& 2 Night stands. $100. 105 BTU window A/C (new) $200. Apt. size refrigerator $100. Small metal shed on wood oor $400. Custom made Pittsburgh Steelers Quilt $1000. All obo 727692-7062. Marine 2006 185 SPORT SEARAYOpen Bow, 4.3V6, 190HP. In/Out, 1 Year Warranty Left. W/ Trailer. $14,750, offers. Bimini top, boat very nice must be seen! 860-573-1178. 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. 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 (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. $6900. 727-5152100. Pets/Animals MUST SEE! HAND-RAISED-Tamed, Beautiful, Exotic Baby Parakeets. $20. each 727324-9847. Wanted Plumbing Help Wanted Automotive OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. SAILBOAT SLIP WANTED 30, Needs mim ini, 5 water low tide. Residential Owners we will respect your privacy. 727-224-9771. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
60 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 Yard/Garage Sale WHITE ELEPHANT SALE-Thurs. Feb. 23rd. 9am.-2:00pm. 6800 Park St. So. South Pasadena. 6TH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN CLUB -Yard Sale, 5019 8th Ave. N. Fri. & Sat. 8am.-2pm. Please No Early BirdsE Komo Mai. HUGE YARD SALEFriday & Saturday 8-? Lots of Toys, Baby Stuff, Furniture, Misc. 6234 2nd Ave. N. HUGE SALETons of stuff. 6740 West Flamingo Way S. (Off Gulfport Blvd.) Saturday only LARGEST SELECTION OF-Mens Hawaiian Shirts. 50% of Everyone of them. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tues.-Sat. 10-3pm. HUGE GARAGE SALE AT Pasadena Baptist Church. Furniture, Kitchen Goods, Clothing, Electronics, bric-a-brac etc. Fri. & Sat. 7:30am-3:30pm. 635 64th St. S.ANNUAL FLEA MARKET PLANT SALE GARDEN CLUB Of St. Petersburg. 500 Sunset Dr. So. St. Petersburg. Fri. Feb. 24th 9am.-3pm & Sat. Feb. 25th, 9am-1pm. Jewelry, Collectables, Clothing, Household, Plants. Homemade Lunch/ Snacks & Drinks Available. MOVING SALE-Saturday & Sunday. 10:00am.2:00pm. 10200 122nd Ave. N. #1404. Everything Goes! 4130 NARVAREZ WAY S.Lakewood Estates, Off 31st St. S. Estate Sale, Wood & Bamboo Furniture, Small Tools, Pool Table, Some Misc. Friday & Saturday 9-1p.m. No Early Birds! SATURDAY 9AM-3PM-8253 29th Ave. N. Corner of Park St. N. & 29th Ave. Bromeliads, Collectibles, 2 House Clean-out! 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. CB Wanted 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 patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke 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 Over come 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 Suc cession 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 Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. Card of Thanks Happy Talk Happy Talk MULTI-FAMILY ANNUAL GARAGE SALESaturday, Feb. 25th, 8-4. Pasadena Isle, 7050 So. Shore Dr. S. Yard/Garage Sale
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 61 GULFPORT LARGE EFFICIENCY-with Private Patio. Walk to Library, Beach and Busline. Electric & Water Included. $175/Wkly, 1st/ Last. 727-400-2213 or 727-385-3654. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT1Bedroom With New Tile, A/C, Bath & Kitchen. No Smokers, No Pets. Partially Furnished. $950/Mo. 304629-1212. 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. ST. PETE BEACHLarge Efciency, Walk to Beach, Busline, Restaurants, Fishing. Excellent Condition. $585/Mo. Water Included. Janet Shapiro, 727-345-7036. LARGE 1BR W/BATH-Furnished, quiet condo, kitchen, washer/dryer privileges. Non S/D, Good parking. security check, $125/wk. $100 security deposit. 546-1267. After 4pm. 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.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. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman and Housekeeper. Possible liveins. 727-289-3588. BEAUTIFUL GARDEN APT. $625 1BR/1BA, St. Petersburg, Very Safe, Power/Cable/Internet Incuded. Looking for Professional or Student. Close to Schools & Highways. 727410-8423. 3BR/2BA DOUBLE WIDE-Mobile Home in Family park. Pets Ok, 2 miles from Beach. Florida room, 2 Sheds, Sun deck. Resident Owned $69,500. 941-928-9203. 2BR/1BATile, Utility room W/D hookup, covered parking, CHA, Clean, 6th Ave. N. & 51st St. $850/mo sec. dep. 727-215-6006 GREAT LANDLORD LOOKING-for Responsible Tenant. Large 3BR/1BA Duplex. CHA, Ceiling Fans, Beautiful Porcelain Tile with Granite inlay. Lots of Closet Space. Carport with Storage. W/D hook-up, Fenced Yard. 727343-9595.$5001BR/1BA, Central Air, newly painted, very clean. Large livingroom & eating area. Large walk-in closet. Small Pet w/fee. 727-348-4833. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ST PETE 2BR HOUSE-Near Everything. 3342 Carlisle Ave. S. Shed with Washer/Dryer. City Gas, Hud Approved. $650/Mo. $650/Security. 727-502-7530 or 727-321-1793. TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season 6/Mo. lease. No Smoking/ Pets. 860-995-0330. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR/1BA $550/Mo. Ground Floor, Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. WATERFRONT NEAR T.I. BRIDGESt. Pete Side. 3BR/2BA/2CG. Excellent Condition & Neighborhood, Close to Beach & Shopping. $1800/Mo. Call Janet Shapiro, 727-345-7036. ST. PETE BROADWATER HOUSE4BR/2BA/2CG. Pool, Canal View. Annual Lease. Available 4/15. Call 1-610-960-7452. ST. PETE BEACH-Aloha Paradise Large Studio. $650/Mo. & 2BR Duplex $895/Mo. (Also 2BR Duplex Pasadena Estates $695/ Mo). Tile Floors, Great Locations, Furniture, Parking 727-614-2880.TOWN SHORESAnnual/Seasonal. Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint & tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. No Rent until March. Call Rick 727-4180086. 2BR/1BA/1CGCHA, H.W. Floors. New kitchen, W/D hookup, $895/mo. Sec. dep. 21st Ave. N. & 47th St. 727-215-6006 VERY SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Private Parking 727-360-4054. 1BR CONDO ST. PETE BEACHAnnual $750/Mo. 1 Year Minimum. Seasonal Min 4 months $2000 plus Security. Close to Stores/ Beach. Dock & Pool. Background Check, 727453-0362. CHATEAU TOWER-Spectacular open waterview from this Ninth Floor, 1BR/1.5BA, Unfurnished w/new appliances and new carpet. All amenities included. $825/Mo. annual. No smoking/Pets. 727-367-8688. GULFPORT BARCELONA APTSLarge 2BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. Newly Remodeled, $750/Mo. $500/ Security plus Utilities. Must See! 727-3471017. 2 BLOCKS FROM STETSON2BR/2BA, Large Backyard, Tile Floors, C/H/A, Remoleled Bath, W/D, $850/Mo. Students Wecome, Pet Friendly, Call 631-816-6166. DUPLEX QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD-2102 56th St. S. (please do not disturb tenant). 2/1, Carport, W/D, Near Shops & Restaurants, Non-Smoking, No Pets. $695/Mo. & Security & Utilities. 727-360-9690. GULFPORT, LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Small Upstairs 2/1, 5019 29th Ave. S. $695/Mo. Search phone number on craigs list for more info/pics 727-742-5140. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. VERY NICE FURNISHED 1BR-Mobile Home. $500/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. Please call 727410-6599. 2BR OWNERS COMPLETELY-Furnished Apt. in the Friendly Native at Beautiful St. Pete Bch. Long term rental at summer rates. 400 steps to beach. 727-367-9140. Accommodations to Share HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $100/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. REDUCED RENT FOR LITTLE HELP-$220/ month, includes everything. Seeking retired/ unemployed w/car. Furnished 2BR/2BA lakefront. Help errands, part daytime companion, tidying for healthy 78 lady. Call daughter, 813388-0208. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Real Estate Wanted BUYERS WAITING!For Bungalow or Home in Gulfport Art District. Call Cheryl, Castellucio, BEACH & LUXURY REAL ESTATE, 727420-7877. Open House 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.SUNDAY 1-4PM. REDUCED TO $99,9001898 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. 727417-0501.BAY ISLAND 8TH FLR. WATERVIEWSSunday 1-3pm. Spacious 1120sqft, Unit in Admiral Bldg. 35ft. Balcony off Living room and Master. $139,900. BEACH & LUXURY REALTY 702-375-2123. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
62 Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 LOCATION!!! BAY ISLAND-Admiral. 1 of Most Prestiges and Tallest Buildings on South Beaches. 1.5 miles of Waterfront Concrete Walking. Over looks Pool, Hut Tub, & Marina. Complete Make over with Energy Star/GE Kitchen. Including Hugh European Fridge. Black Granite Counter tops, Crown Chair Molding. Pergo Kitchen & Dining room oors. All New Plumbing from Walls Out. Mirrored WP Entrance. New A/C, Washer/Dryer. Large Wet Bar, New Carpet. Our Private Bridge to Medical Bldg, Hospital & Downtown. Busiest Publix in Region. Lowest Tax Base in County. Marble and Leather Furniture. New 46 LCD Sony Smart TV. (has Computer in). Fireplace. Successful Friendly People. Sold for $450K 2005 Now $285K. Possible Owner Finance. 727-360-3429. JUST LISTED IN BEAUTIFUL CIEGA COVE 7037 Sunset #502. Oversized Balcony, Spacious Interiors. $179,900. Misti Kehoe, Realtor Re/Max Metro 727-744-1649. OPEN HOUSE W/COOKIES-Sunday 1-4p.m. 1BR/1.5BA Town Shores Windsor #907. Waterfront, Remodeled, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appliances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. $122,500. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727455-3556. 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 Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber February 23 February 29, 2012 63 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 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. ST. PETE MOBILE HOME Resident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-727-1801. theG a b b e r Since 1968 Custom advertising for any budget. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.
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