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No. 2248 March 8 March 14, 2012 A Bigger Place to Buy Your BooksThis past Saturday, Gulfports book lady, Jan Dutton browses the Gulfport librarys Circle of Friends second annual book sale in a new space: Scout Hall. The Circle of Friends sells donated books and uses the proceeds to help support the city library. Starting a Gulfport Business? Changes to how the Gulfport reviews business site plans should shave a couple months off the process, according to the citys Community Development Director Fred Metcalf. Instead of going through city staff, the Planning and Zoning Board, and then city council, city staff may now approve any site plan that does not involve getting a variance or ask for a non-permitted use. Follow the MoneyA break down of campaign funding for Gulfport and St. Pete Beach Candidates Starting on page 38 Your Tax Dollars at Work in Clam BayouBy Cathy Salustri Clam Bayou. Here, workers on the St. Petersburg side build the central pond. These ponds should, Southwest Florida Water Management District scientists say, slow the rate at which contaminants Bay. the St. Pete side will be diverted into the central storm water pond, Co-project manager Brandt Henningsen said. A multi-use trail will traverse the three culverts seen here. Just west of the culverts, a diversion weir (also called a dam) will force storm water into the central pond. Work like this in Clam Bayou should wrap up by the end of March, Southwest Florida Water Management District project co-manager Brandy Henningsen says.See Bayou, page 5 Gulfport Sergeant Apologizes for EndorsementBy Cathy Salustri Last week, Gulfport incumbents David Hastings and Jennifer Salmon both posted what they thought was a Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) endorsement on their campaign web sites. After carefully considering the positions all the candidates have taken on various issues, the membership believes that both of you have and See False Endorsement, page 17


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4 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Chamber to Hold Mixer Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will have an evening Synovus Bank, 6500 Gulf Boulevard from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. 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 is a generous 1/2 lb. (weighed before cooking) for everyone and at a cost of $8 per person, you can bring out the entire family. Additional shrimp can be purchased at $5 per 1/2 lb. 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 years of age are 1/2 price. 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, of their fund-raiser projects (spaghetti suppers; pancake breakfasts, and 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. Breakfast on April 7th and May 12th.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 5 Bayou, from front pageIf the water level gets high enough, the water will go over and into the another lagoon. Its been designed to make sure you water while at the same time making upstream, Henningsen said. Thats why the culverts are so big... if you get a big storm, that water can suddenly come up two or three feet. They had to have huge culverts to be able to By April 1, the Clam Bayou The water management district maintains a Clam Bayou web site. For more updates, visit this article at the Gabber.com and look for the link. Last Weekend to see An Inspector Calls J.B. Priestleys suspense-packed play, An Inspector Calls continues this weekend through Sunday, March 11th presented by the Gulfport Community Players. 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? The play runs tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. 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 727-322-0316 for willcall tickets. Meet Your New Teen Councillor Zachary Teramae will serve as the newest member of Gulfports Teen Council. Tuesday night Gulfport city council approved his appointment to the Teen Council. His appointment will last through August 2012. Teen Council has room for seven members and three alternates. The Gabber runs news from the Teen Council in a monthly column penned by Elizabeth Brown-Worthington, the Councils current secretary.


6 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 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. Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids on Saturday, March 10, starting at 1 0:30 a.m. in the Francis Purdy Friends Room at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. The movies this month are The Smurfs (PG 2011) and Real Steel (PG13 2011). Free popcorn is provided by the Library! For more information, call 893-1074. Gulfport City Wide Sale Information Sellers, if you want your Gulfport address to be on the Yard Sale brochure, your address information must be received by Friday, March 9th by 4:30 p.m. Temporary signage will be permitted on public right of ways where the sale is being held, as long as it does not interfere/block permanent street signs. In addition, other temporary signs may be placed on other private property with the permission of the owner or occupant. Please do not display signs more than 24 hours before the sale day. Signs must be removed by 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th. Shoppers, the Gulfport City Wide Yard Sale Brochures are available on Wednesday, March 14th at all City Facilities and online. On the day of the event, The Gulfport Public Library, 5501 27th Ave. S., will be the main hub to pick up your brochure. If you choose to print your brochure online, go to the www.mygulfport. us main page under City Wide Yard paper). Vehicles will be permitted to temporarily park in residential only or resident decal required parking the day of the sale as long as they do not interfere/block any right of ways parking provisions under state law will be enforced. Please try not to block driveways, park on sidewalks Walking a little further may help you Cat Association to hold Show The International Cat Association (TICA) holds its early spring show Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at the Minnreg Center, 6340 126th Ave. N. in Largo. The two-day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. features many purebred cats as well household cats that are available for adoption. Save Our Strays, a no-kill cat rescue group, will be on hand. During TICAs received awards; one kitten won the Best Household Pet Kitten ribbon. Numerous cat-related vendors also participate in the popular show.


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Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 9 Whistler to Entertain at Singles Club Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch on Monday, March 12 at the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, 7625 59th St. N. in Pinellas Park. Join a group of fun-loving singles 55+ from throughout Pinellas County for a Potluck Lunch at 1:30 p.m. Come and see for yourself the unusual award-winning virtuoso whistler and singer, Whistling Tom. Bring a dish to share and $2 or come without a dish and bring $5. Call Pat at 727520-8797. Come to the Glass Roots Art Reception Art works by Industrial Arts Center instructors and students are on display now through March 30th St. Petersburgs Grand Central district. An artists reception is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 10th from 6-10 p.m. include IAC founder Jackie Ballard, Brad Bedillion, Jason Bourgholtzer, Eric Holdsworth, Caity Pautler and Elise Pautler, Jonathan Schork, Tony Vouis, Donny Weidenkopf, and Christian Zvonik. The show will feature works in glass, including Ballards award-winning perfume bottles, Venetian goblets by the Pautlers, vases and bowls by Bedillion and Vouis, paperweights by Weidenkopf, plus metal sculpture by Jonathan Schork. The Industrial Arts Center is an offering classes in 3D arts including glass blowing, lampwork, sculptural welding and bronze casting. is located with the Ric Castro Salon at 2157 First Avenue S. 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.Massachusetts Society to Meet Massachusetts Society will be on Wednesday, March 14th at 1 p.m. at the Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive from Gulfport w ill be their guest speaker. Refreshments will follow. They cordially invite all Bay state neighbors and friends.


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Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 11 Check out the Florida Antiquarian Book FairST. PETERSBURGThe 31st Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair returns to St. Petersburgs Historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue N., March 9th to 11th. The book fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States and features more than one hundred specialized dealers from all over the country. This years Book Sail theme celebrates the long maritime history of the Tampa Bay area and Florida. and about every conceivable topic, Florida history and literature, travel poetry, cooking, military history, world history, the classics, art books, religion, childrens literature and illustrated books. Additional materials found at the fair include maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles. A complete list of www.FloridaBooksellers.com. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is open Friday, March 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is free. Admission is $10 Friday and is good for the entire weekend. Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $6 for the day or $10 for the weekend. Children 12 and under, and students with valid Library System. Discount coupons are available online at Floridabookfair. blogspot.com or on Facebook (search: Florida Bookfair). 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 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. Seniors Chat Room 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.


12 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Letters In Response to "Nasty is as Nasty Does" Cathy Salustri's Hard Candy column in the March 1st, 2012 edition of the Gabber Dear Editor : In Cathy Salustri's Hard Candy column ("Nasty is as Nasty Does") in the March 1st, 2012 edition of the Gabber, she stated that Commissioner Garnett said that the people that sued the city are poor loser. We are not poor losers, we are people that believe in the law and law is violated. If you look back into the history of the lawsuits in St. Pete Beach, you will learn that it was the city under that started the suits against its own residents because of the comprehensive plan. From that point on other law suits developed, mostly caused by the issuance of erroneous building permits by the city. Mr. be siding with SOLVs sympathizers and for granting building permits that violated our own city codes. My husband and I sued the city because the city erroneously granted my neighbor, Mayor Stephen McFarlin, a permit for his illegal dock. But instead of correcting their mistake, the city allowed McFarlins dock to remain four feet longer than allowed by code and with an eight foot infringement into our water way. If you ask the people that have sued the city, they will tell you it is the same pattern over and over again. If you are one of the SOLV (Save Our Little Village) supporters you can get away with murder, but if you are against them, the city will chasten you. I was threatened with my life, called all kinds of nasty names and told me to get the hell out of my own neighborhood. If you noticed, all members of the Commission have been selected and endorsed by SOLV. It does not matter what the character or reputation of the individual is, if SOLV wants them, they get elected. They have the money, and the support of the city administration. So, maybe Commissioner Garnett is right: We are the losers because we dont have the power needed to cleanse this corrupt town.Maria Luz Urban Dear Editor: I am a fan of Cathy Salustri's Hard Candy column but after reading your latest edition, "Nasty is as Nasty Does", it is apparent to me that she missed Vice Mayor Garnett's point. The Vice Mayor was not making fun of anyone nor was she calling them losers. She was simply pointing out the fact that the Anderson lawsuit is not about right or wrong, rather it is about a political philosophy that has been rejected by the voters over and over again as well as an attempt to achieve Tyranny by the Minority. Every citizen has a right and, as far their opinion about their government. In fact one of the most frustrating things for me as a St. Pete Beach City Commissioner is that so few people take notice and become engaged in their government. But for those who do become involved, at the end of the day when all the votes are counted they must, in my opinion, accept the results no matter what side they're on and move forward with the majority. This endless litigation over development in St. Pete Beach which has cost its in my view, is not what our forefathers envisioned when they were framing our political system. It's time for Mr. Anderson and his out-of-town attorney to respect the view of the majority as well as the approval given to our Comprehensive Plan by all of the required state agencies, which has further been Marvin Shavlan St. Pete Beach Commissioner District 3 Dear Editor : Wow! Someone said Cathy Salustri was a hot head and I said she has been nice to me. But she said just what I was planning to say at a commission meeting. Double standards! only telling half the truth about several issues when the Mayor cut me off and said I could not degrade commissioners at the meeting. Yet the out-of-town attorney, Susan Churuti, can group me by saying, "they are all losers", pointing and naming some of the people to the left side of the court room which I was a part of. Two commission meetings ago, Commissioner Garnett took a cheap shot at a former commissioner and they all laughed. Double standards again. Yes, most everyone wants the law suits to end. Me too! But when the city's out-of-town attorney directed the commission not to negotiate and asked for delays (read her emails) because she is not ready etc., it becomes a money issue. Trust me if it was between Commission Garnett (her money) and a plaintiff, they and this would all be behind us.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 13 Letters (con't.) Another question Ms. Salustri might ask. Why did the city attorney, Mike Davis, not speak? Fire him and hire Susan. She is doing all the work and we would have only one attorney to pay. I served my country while she was not even a blip on the radar screen and I did not appreciate being Good job to Ms. Salustri!George MooreWhere does he get this stuff? Dear Editor: Normally after reading Mr. Northrop's columns, I simply shake my head and wonder where he comes up with some of the stuff he writes. I've gotten used to his claims that he's politically in the middle even though his own words consistently betray his right-wing leanings. I suppose he's Gulfport's being "fair and balanced," and come to think of it, Mr. Northrop's columns, the GOP's current talking points. Still, even though I know better than to get into a battle of words with someone who buys ink by the barrel (thank you Mr. Twain), yesterday's (March 1st) column requires some sort of comment, I believe. Mr. Northrop writes several items that the increase in U.S. oil production "started under ... Bush... ." Reports I've seen say just the opposite; U.S. oil production decreased every year of turned around, to an all-time high, under Mr. Obama's. It is also probably the duty of every decent citizen to take issue with Northrop's statement that "relying on green energy ... is a losing game." If part of Mr. Northrop's point is that we cannot now meet current needs with green energy, I'd have to agree, although I wonder why the reader, rather than the writer, has to supply that meaning. But a losing game? We all know that oil is a limited resource, and if we want our children and grandchildren to be able to do their light, we'd better be working as fast as we can on developing green energy. That, in fact, is how we will win the game. And there's this one: "This administration has been aggressively negative on drilling... ." Huh? I would guess Mr. Northrop hasn't heard about all of the oil-drilling permits issued by this administration. But wait, isn't this the same column -the same paragraph in fact -in which Northrop has acknowledged the increase in production under this administration? As I said, where does he get this stuff? No, what has me intrigued this time for the fact that it's an election year, the Obama administration's "political agenda" because high gas prices will make the public want more fuel How has Mr. Northrop unearthed this "political agenda?" Does he have some inside information, perhaps a disloyal political operative or a pretty nice piece of detective work, if you ask me, considering the reality that the President has very little, if any, control over the price of gasoline, and especially considering President Obama's statements decrying the price increases. More likely, Mr. Northrop has simply, and again, twisted this administration's mindset, concluding that because our President is in favor of policies that will help this country deal with the energy realities of the future, he must then also favor higher gasoline prices effort. I could very likely answer my own question about where Mr. Northrop gets this stuff, but as a family paper, the Gabber surely would not be able to print it. Lee NellThey Saved a Life Dear Editor responders that came early Tuesday morning to assist me with my almost 90 year old Uncle who came south to to celebrate his birthday with his southern relatives. His breathing and heart stopped beating and Gulfports gave him all the medical attention he needed, stabilized him and were so reassuring and kind in a moment of trauma. He was transported immediately to our local heart unit and is awaiting surgery. Thank you kindly to our heroes! Dolly Tickell


14 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Free Clothing Swap Will Benet CASA clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, March 13th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. S. Participants are invited to bring used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th. According to Stuart Berger, CASA Development Director, This is a great, easy way for the community to come out and show support for some of our neighbors in their time violence and prepare to begin a new life. Simply go through your closets and pick out some gently used items. Then enjoy the swap, knowing that all remaining clothing will be donated to CASA to help others. For more details about the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email dan@igc. org. or visit the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www. GulfportMA.com.Take a Boating Class 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.


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Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 17 False Endorsement, from front pageshould continue to have the opportunity to represent the city of Gulfport in your respective wards the endorsement said. Pretty soon, the phone at the FOP started ringing with members confused as to how they could have endorsed any candidate. The FOP itself didnt issue the press release, and the FOP hadnt had a meeting. So how, members asked, had it issued an endorsement. The short answer? It didnt. I made a colossal mistake, Sergeant Josh Stone told the Gabber Tuesday. Sergeant Stone acts as the Gulfport sergeants representative for the FOP. He spoke with the candidates in Tuesdays election. I believed at the time we had the majority supporting two candidates, and I was wrong, he said. A quiet, remorseful Stone told the Gabber he called the Gulfport sergeants as soon as the FOP contacted him. The only story here is that Josh made a mistake. I realized I misunderstood. I realized we did not have the majority to support any candidate. I have felt sick ever since, he said. How did this happen? I spoke with the members about endorsing a candidate or candidates for this election cycle. After speaking with them, I believed we had come to a decision, he said. I spoke with a rep at FOP to try and get a letter out. Prior to getting a letter out, I made the decision to send a letter to Jennifer [Salmon] and David [Hastings]. The two incumbents posted the endorsement on Facebook and their web sites. The FOP called Sergeant Stone to advise him that the members didnt agree he said. Stone apologized to both his coworkers and the candidates. He also asked the incumbents to remove the endorsement from their web sites. By Tuesday, both candidates had removed the endorsement. Sergeant Stone asked the Gabber to make it clear that neither candidate asked him for an endorsement, and that he alone, not anyone else on the police force, did anything wrong. I took this upon myself to investigate to endorse a candidate, he said. None of the candidates asked me for an endorsement. Not just David or Jennifer, but no candidate, he said. The other sergeants did nothing wrong. As the representative, I thought it would be a good idea to have an opinion about the election. City policy forbids employees from endorsing candidates, but as the union representative, his work was done on behalf of the union and not the city, police chief Robert Vincent said. He didnt do anything as a representative of the city or on the citys time. Sergeant Stone said it wasnt his intention to make any candidate look bad. Neither Hastings nor Salmon said they were upset with Sergeant Stone. I felt bad for Josh, Hastings said. I have the utmost respect for Josh and the other Gulfport Sergeants, as told the Gabber. This was not a malicious or intentional thing. Im really disappointed in myself, Sergeant Stone said. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


18 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club Today 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. 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. Natural History Speaker Series Christopher Nichol, Sr. of St. Petersburg College, will speak at the Natural Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. in St. Petersburg. The topic is Marine Microbes and Photosynthesizers. Have you ever wondered about the tiniest creatures that live in the ocean? What they are and how they live? They may not be the most glamorous creatures, but they account for about 80% of the earths ocean food chain. Come learn about the biology of these creatures. The Speaker Series are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., September through April. Programs are free of charge and open to the general public. Call 727893-7326 or visit www.stpete.org/ boyd.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 19 The Gabs We went to the Circle of Friends book sale at Scout Hall and asked the Circle about the rst book they remember reading.Phyllis Rosenblum, secretary: The books I remember most are the books I read to my kids: Goodnight, Moon, The Giving Tree. Im reading them again to my grandkids. Phyllis Plotnick, board member: I think it was Heidi by Johanna Spyri. I think it was read to me. Johanna Schneidt, membership chairman: To tell you the truth, it was probably in Dutch. I remember little Dutch songs; somebody probably read to me in Dutch. I came to America when I was 5 I was born in Holland. Mary Stull, board member: Lois Lenski was a local author in my hometown. It was one of her books. My library back home still has a Lois Lenski room.


20 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Free Concert Celebrates Anniversary The public is invited to a free concert of gospel music by the Harbortones to help the First United Methodist Church in Gulfport celebrate their 100th anniversary. The Harbortones are a mens ensemble from the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and will appear on Saturday, March 24th at 7 p.m. at 2728 53rd Street S. in Gulfport. No tickets are needed just go on in.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 21 Worship Annual Flea Market at Pasadena Community The Angel Outreach Committee of Pasadena Community United Methodist Church is sponsoring their annual church-wide Flea Market on Saturday, March 10th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be in Jerger Hall located at 227 70th Street S. and directly behind the church. Sale items include unique gifts, toys, books, collectables, clothing, glassware, furniture and other gently used household articles. The grill will open at 10:30 a.m. for those tasty Daves Dawgs. Soft drinks and snacks will also be available.


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24 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Dog Talk Whether confessional, emotional, baby-like or all business, we humans talk to our dogs. And as those of us paying attention know: They talk back. They talk with their tails, with their ears, with their eyes, with their posture, with their bodies, with their tongues and with their voices. And whats on their mind -no games, no A woman called recently and told me her dog growls only when she kisses him goodnight. Only when she kisses him goodnight? Great. Stop kissing him goodnight. Problem solved. Thats not what she did. She kept on kissing him goodnight, every night, again and again, until he bit her. Eight stitches on the face later, and shes ready to listen. Her dog warned her. He told her to knock it off. He said with his growl: I dont like it when you do that, and if you dont stop, Im going to bite you. In truth, he probably said it in more ways than one. The whites of his eyes might have been larger than usual. His body and tail probably stiffened. He likely lifted his head, nose in the air, and gave her a wide-eyed sideways stare. But she didnt hear any of it -not even the growl. When I asked her why she persisted in kissing him despite his obvious displeasure, she told me she loved giving him kisses and didnt think he meant it. Turns out, he did. They always do. We can do our dogs and ourselves a great service by taking them seriously as the animals they are. And I dont mean seriously as in all business, no play. To the contrary, play is an important part of being a dog. In fact, they employ postures and body language that say, Hey, lets play! Recognizing a dogs play bow helps dog owners distinguish between say, at the dog park. Taking our dogs seriously as animals means not pretending they are human. It means educating ourselves in the wonderful ways of dogs. It means learning how to communicate with them in ways they understand, and learning to listen to them in their many attempts to get their message across. Recognizing changes in a dogs eating habits and energy level informs a dog owner as to the possibility of a need for a trip to the vet. dog can help a person pinpoint his triggers and gradually lessen their power over him. Recognizing shy or antisocial behavior in a dog can serve as a guide to designing effective socialization techniques. And recognizing the signs of aggression, whether isolated or general, will help protect you, your dog and others from harm. But point, youre ready to move forward to eliminating or controlling the problem so it never gets worse. Meet Paco, a 2-year-old Chihuahua with the sweetest human attention. Paco enjoys playing with other dogs his size and receiving yummy dog treats. His favorite spot is sitting in a persons lap to watch the world go by. Paco would make a great companion for an individual or family without small children. To adopt Paco or to meet many other wonderful cats and dogs in need of loving homes, visit him at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 25 City of South Pasadena $1,000 Scholarship South Pasadena residents and high school graduating students of the City of South Pasadena, have until May 31, 2012 to apply for the City's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been City residents for the past two years, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South Second Saturday Spring Concert Series The Bay Buzz (www.thebaybuzz.org), Tampa Bays comprehensive local music website, announces a series of four free Second Saturday concerts this spring at the Gulfport Arts Courtyard on the 2900 block of Beach Boulevard in downtown Gulfport. These will be open mic shows from 7:30-9 p.m. with a Featured Artist from 9-10 p.m. Local singer-songwriter Doz Roberts will be the featured artist on March 10. Doz is a multi-talented artist who combines beat poetry, folk, rap, and rock, and delivers stirring, upbeat performances. Musicians need to arrive by 7:15 to slot. A PA system will be provided, so artists need to bring only their instruments. The Gulfport Arts Courtyard is an intimate outdoor setting that has been a popular Gulfport venue for many years. The Bay Buzz is producing this series of concerts in cooperation with hosts, T and Me Tea Company, 2908-1/2 Beach Boulevard. Concerts are free to the public, and music lovers of all ages are invited. They will be passing the hat each month to compensate their featured artist. Dates for the Second Saturday Spring Concert Series are March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9. Call Constance Hilton at 727-422-2427 or thebaybuzz@yahoo.com.Find the Music in You City of Imagination~Gulfport Arts with Finding the Music..in You! Come join Donna Dobbs during this paywhat-you-can day of Irish karaoke sing and play along, so bring friends and family and get ready to pregame St. Pattys Day the musical way! Your Irish eyes will be smilin after you call to register at 727480-0865. Pay-what-you-can day will be on Saturday, March 10 from 3-6 p.m. Volunteers Needed for Gulfport Arts Center Volunteers are needed to help host the Open Studio for Artists on Saturdays mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the City of ImaginationGulfport Arts Center. By volunteering you get to use the space for free that day; responsibilities are just to lock and unlock the space, and be sure it is tidy before you leave. Call 727686-2564.


26 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 John Burgess to Address St. Pete GOP John Burgess, long-time civic activist, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg. Mr. Burgess will address the potential increase in of PSTA bus service and the development of a light-rail system from St. Petersburg to Clearwater. Mr. Burgess has studied this issue Following his presentation, John will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus Pries at 864-0312. MARSP The St. Petersburg Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N. This is their Annual Meeting and many important items regarding their retirement health This is also your last chance to make payment for their group tour of the Chihuly Museum on April 10th in order to take advantage of the $5 from the Chapter towards the entrance fee. Call President Wendy Risk at 572-9854. 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 food/drink and utensils (alcohol 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. Jewish Genealogical Society offers Seminar The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay concludes a two-session seminar entitled: The JGSTB 2012 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for Beginners and an on March 11 at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd. in Clearwater. Registration will be held at 1:30 p.m. A seminar booklet summarizing all the material to be presented will be provided. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Early registration copies of the printed booklet and handouts will be available. To pre-register for the class, for further information on the organization, or for directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at 727343-1652.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 27 Margo Scannell Retires from ChamberThe Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating one year at its new location at 4926 Gulfport Blvd. South. This anniversary coincides with the launching of a new website at www.gulfportareachamberofcommerce. org. This past year has brought many new initiatives to the Chamber and we are looking to be the resource for local businesses. We are currently seeking If you have administrative skills please retiring at the end of the month. She will continue to volunteer to man the front desk once a week but is ready to hand over the reigns in an ever busier on as we have two big events this month: March 10 is the Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes and March 31 is Springfest. Beautication Awards Contest The City of South Pasadena announces the beginning of their Contest. The awards will be for First place and runner up in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. First place and signs for property. Runner ups awards presentation will be held at the Arbor Day celebration on April 27 at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden at 7015 Sunset Drive S. Information broadcasted on TV Channel 615. For more information contact the Public Works Dept. at 727-384-0701. Garden Club of St. Petersburg News On March 13th the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will hold a Membership Open House & Celebration of New Members at 1p.m. at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. Program will be Good Bugs & Bad Bugs your garden and how to control the unwanted ones, presented by Pam Brown, Master Gardener. Visitors are welcomed. Also on March 13th at 7 p.m. at the Garden Club, the Night Bloomers Circle will present Fun with Flowers. Learn the principals of Day arrangement you created home. Reservations are required, call Phyl Lawson at 363-0067 or e-mail pjlawson@tampabay.rr.com, Cost is $15 for GCSP members and $20 for guests. 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 koldunai with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information.


28 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Hold on to your hat -and to your phone, keys, drivers license and any other day-to-day items that keep reverses on Monday in Aries and will continue moving backward until April 4. To avoid being frustrated by the mistakes, hang-ups and glitches that often accompany a transit such as this, remember that theres always a lesson. Nothing in life should be taken for granted. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You look forward to spending time with loved ones even though there will be some stress involved. The key is to get your attitude and mindset in a positive, easy place before you enter concerning how people will behave. Remember that everyone has a right to be who they are. ARIES (March 21-April 19). the potential reasons for why you didnt get what you wanted. However, dont blame yourself entirely. Chances are, there were several reasons. And the most powerful one is that perhaps it just wasnt meant to be. So be willing to search for the truth and face it, but also go easy on yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Relationships dont just happen spontaneously. They have to be developed and managed. Youll feel a tiny bit responsible for another persons happiness and a little in control of that, too. Theres some truth to your feelings, and perhaps they are an indicator of the great effect you have on others. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you think of the dear friends you have known in your life, you wonder how you ever could have drifted so far apart. This is natural, but it doesnt make it any easier to accept. And now the drive to reconnect may be overwhelmingly strong. Youll be quite successful with your efforts to do so. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a formula for making money that is so ingrained that you hardly realize what it is. The recipe is a blend of intelligence, specialized skill and the wisdom to apply yourself effectively. You may temporarily forget your talent or be knocked off your game, but youll get right back up and succeed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Asking number of things you can ask before the other person gets tired of answering, so you want to be smart about it. The wrong questions bring more confusion to the issue at hand than you started off with. The right questions bring clarity and invite new options. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You dont have to be a well-rounded person now. Focus on what you do best, and do it to the hilt. There are other people in that youre missing. Trust that the gifts you have are both unique and absolutely necessary to the evolution of the world. Its the truth! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). However it is even more challenging to get rid of ideas and designs that have been imprinted strongly on your mind. This week is a perfect time to start the mind tattoo elimination and look at them objectively. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You pay attention to the universes signals, even when you dont like is true: When one door closes, another door doesnt open immediately, and the moments in between feel like an eternity if you lose hope. Have faith. You wont have to wait too long. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The project youve taken on is so big that it will feel like all of your work amounts to but a teensytiny increment of progress. In other words, you keep hitting it hard, but you barely put a dent in it. Consider this a good sign. Its the big projects that are really worth your while this week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Part of being entirely your own person is having political, social you really think instead of what the people around you want you to think. them in new ways. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your altruism will shine this week. an outcome if you believe that others open-minded, and you believe there is enough happiness to go around. To a great degree, you live for the happiness of all beings. This Week's Birthdays : This year has a rejuvenating effect. Instead of getting older, you get newer. You bring pleasure and joy, and yet you get much more of both than you would have considered to be your share. Accept it. March and April bring bonding and laughter with someone you admire. A wish comes true in May. New business and hobbies are the focus in June. Personal goals come together for you in September. People follow your fabulous ideas through the fall. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Chicago Rich Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 29 Elks Lodge to hold Annual Garage Sale Elks Lodge #1224 (2675 66th Street N, St. Petersburg) will hold their annual garage sale on Saturday, March 10th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Della 727-344-6551. 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. 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. USCG Safe Boating Program 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 Marchs program includes: Equipment for Your Boat March 13, Waterway Watch/Trailering Your Boat March 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.


30 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Take a Lifeguard Certication CourseST. PETE BEACH, FL: Want to be prepared to get an awesome job this summer? The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center will be offering its Lifeguard this spring. Available sessions are March 13-24, April 10-21, April 24-May 5, and May 8-19. Classes are held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each session. Students must be at least 15 years old and complete a pre-course swimming and diving test. The class fee is $150 for St. Pete Beach residents and $175 for non-residents, books and CPR mask not included. Classes are located at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and all interested participants can stop by to register in person. Reserve your space now. Contact the pool at 363-9264 for more information. Antiques in the Park Returns to Gulfport Gulfports popular outdoor antiques and collectibles show, Antiques in the Park, returns on Saturday March 17th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 22nd Ave. and Beach Blvd. The show features antiques and collectibles park, so bring your walking shoes! Some of the vintage fun for sale includes estate jewelry, old pottery, art, china and glassware, primitives and folk, kitchen collectibles, linens, toys, fun ephemera including Florida memorabilia, small furnishings, home dcor, and more. The show is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport and Gulfport Lions Club and produced by Hula Hula Productions. Admission and parking is free, and food will be available on site. The rain date is Saturday, March 24th. For registration information, visitwww. hulahula.biz or email hulahula@ tampabay.rr.com. Pilgrim Church to Offer Irish fare Dinner Pilgrim Congregational Church, 6315 Central Avenue will offer a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner with bread, beverage and cake on Friday, March 16th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is in celebration of Pilgrim Child Development Centers 43rd Anniversary. The cost of the dinner is $8; for children 10 and under, they offer a hot dog dinner with carrots, fruit, beverage and cake for $3.50. There will be face painting for the children. Reservations are requested. Please call 347-1227 or 347-1226.


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32 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 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 AARP Income Tax Assistance: Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's return if available. Free ElecGulfport Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit: celebrate their 20th anniversary! View members new original paintings as rendered in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Art on display at the Library for the month of March. 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, by Ayn Rand, over coffee & light refreshments. 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 & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident Open Game RoomMon.Fri., 10:30 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res.PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each 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 MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 nonres. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Mar. 20th, 6:30 p.m. Call Ally at 727-7486612 Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 430-0690. John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30-8:45 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. p.m. Call Rachel at 727-784-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 33 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "AN INSPECTOR CALLS" March 8-11th 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 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 March Presentations on Healthy Vision: A variety of presentations on Healthy Vision will be offered through March. On March 8: Preserving Technician Robin Quigg. March 15: Cataracts and the New Era of Laser Treatments by Presenter Neel Desai, MD. Both presentations are sponsored by The Eye Institute of West Florida. Sudoku Class: Join the fun and how to play Sudoku every Mon. 1pm. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? How about Lord of the Dance, Mar. 18; Tony Bennett, Mar. 23, Hard Rock Casino, Mar. 29; Sailor Circus, Mar. 31 and more! Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for more info. Betty Staebells Art Class Exhibit: Senior Center volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell and her students have their artwork on display at the Gulfport Library through the month of March. Each has submitted at least three new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Thanks to Betty Staebell who has directed this group for over 20 years. Dont miss it! Coupon Club: Come join our Coupon Club every Fri. at 11am. Bring 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 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. Other Gulfport businesses/organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. Connect With Grandparents: Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection, grandparent visitation issues, now meets at 6:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center. For more information, visit http://www. grandparentchildconnect.org or email Julia at lostaccesstampabay@gmail.com SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 for fee and registration info. Elder Law Clinic: Volunteer attorneys will assist clients 60 and over with wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and health care surrogates on Fri., March 16 at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for qualifying Floridians who are hearing impaired will be distributed at no cost on Tues. Mar. 20, 9:30am-11:30am. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALE'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 11, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 893-2237 5501 27th Ave. S.


34 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 On improving Gulfport if money were no object...Id put up a sign at the beginning of 55th Avenue that has a venue it that actually tells whats going on down at the beaches. Jim Perry Id say everybody come to Gulfport [and] lets live our streets sidewalks curbing and edging and a better sewer system. Dan Liedtke We really need a city pool and itd be right outside the rec center This is a dreaming type question, right? Maybe well get a bequest. Jennifer SalmonOn the PACE programI think we should continue to research our options I know theres a lot of concerns. It looks like theres some good value to it. Im a little concerned about somebody signing up for it and being stuck with it for 20 years. Dan Liedtke At a recent council meeting we were left with just one contractor and I dont believe we should go with last man standing. Jennifer Salmon I think the PACE program would be perfect for anybody Theres plenty of contractors out there to deal with I think its something that should be looked at again. Jim PerryOn council support of residents implementing an alternative energy source... should do if you havent done it is take advantage of the free energy audit I would like us to look at things like solar hot water Jennifer Salmon I think solar panels are fantastic. In fact, we have a company here in Gulfport thats been in business for about 15 years. I think another big savings would be people converting to gas I thunk that the city should look into (bringing the gas into the houses) Jim Perry Theres not a whole lot the city can do, but if gas keeps going up people are going to (look for alternative sources) Programs in California ended up costing $1M per house if the citys going to get involved, we need to be careful and make sure that things that happen at the federal level dont happen here. Dan LiedtkeOn making the police department a chartered department...Im all for Gulfport being a chartered department I dont really understand all of this with the charter, me but Ill look into it. I think we should have the department. Jim Perry If GPD was a charted department we could have (and) let the voters decide. But what happens when the moneys not there? Dan Liedtke Our current charter says we must have a police department and we must have access to dispatch, not that it has to be in the city, so (we already have that) I think we made the smartest decision and the wisest decision were actually getting a better level of service. Jennifer SalmonOn red light cameras...Red light cameras do provide safety for a while, but you reach a point when your returns on that technology diminish and were already starting to see our returns diminish. The biggest issue I have with the red light cameras is when the city council (voted to allow the cameras in Gulfport) the city of Houston (was being sued for trying to shut off the cameras) Dan Liedtke Im totally against the red light cameras we dont need to be harassing them right away, the same way (in) St. Pete Beach they were totally against it. it was just a way of harassing people. Jim Perry I voted in favor on the red light cameras and it was completely for safety, not on revenue. There was a 25% decrease in crashes Jennifer SalmonOn stricter code enforcement The good thing that happened during this whole process is we had a huge and well-attended town hall meeting and we listened Jennifer Salmon Gulfport is Gulfport. Were not a deed restricted community. We do have a lot of rentals here, thats for sure. I think we need to get on the landlords and make sure that they keep it clean. When are we going to stop with more government telling us how to live our life? Leave people alone, let them live their life. I think people can use common sense wether their house looks like crap or not People are stressed out by the economy... They dont need to be harassed anymore. Jim Perry It used to be we used to tolerate each other a lot more they listened, but I dont see them taking any actions on what they heard in that meeting last year they issued over 3,000 code violations why arent they enforcing whats on the books? I live in a deed restricted community, but thats what nice about Gulfport You dont have to live in a deed restricted community. Dan LiedtkeGulfport Candidates Debate At last Thursday nights debate, three of the four candidates for Gulfport city council discussed their ideas about Gulfport. The Ward One incumbent, David Hastings, did not attend. His representative told the Gulfport Democratic Club he had a family emergency. Gabbers election coverage online as well as a videotape of this debate, also available at Gulfport Democratic Club or the Gabber.)


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 35 On the three most important personal attributes for a council member...Honesty, compassion, listen, they need to be tough and they need to do the right thing for the citizens Youve got to be fairly good with business We need people who are going to help the city out and do the right thing for the people. Jim Perry Honesty, integrity and transparency. Dan Liedtke All of things that you said about the codes I already said, so we were listening very hard to that town hall meeting. I listen to absolutely everybody If you listen then you can become responsive You have to be willing to make really hard decisions. Jennifer SalmonOn whether they would feel safer walking on 49th Street after dark if the city had surveillance cameras on 49th Street...No, I wouldnt. I think there needs to be additional measures... The point of the question is how safe is it on 49th Street? and theres a perception that 49th Street is not safe, and then theres a reality where its not safer than most of Gulfport, so surveillance cameras are one tool in an arsenal we will take a look at in some point in the future to help reduce the perception of it being dangerous on 49th and reduce the reality that its not as safe as the rest of Gulfport. If were just going to put cameras up its not going to be safer, but its one tool Dan Liedtke If the Chief comes to us and says We could really do our job better if we had surveillance cameras I would love it if we had mobile units Jennifer Salmon I thank god they didnt have them when we had drive in movie theatres. As far as 49th Street I believe that crime area may help a little bit, but lets face it, if somebodys going to come up and rob you, theyre going to put on a disguise. If we had some sort of cameras out here it would help a little bit Were going to have to work with St. Pete... Lets try more place up St. Pete is really terrible Jim PerryOn the Lions Club leasing city property for $1 per year...I dont actually have an opinion on this in all honesty We have a lot of historical contracts that weve kept going for years. If we were to look at something like that lease... I think we would need to look at all leases and try really to be fair Im willing to look at things Its something I would only do if I were looking at a bigger picture. Jennifer Salmon I think the Lions Club is fantastic. In fact, I didnt think they were paying them a dollar a year, I think the city should be paying them to be there. I think a dollar a year is actually paying too much Jim Perry Somebodys been trying to get me to answer this question for about two months now and Im glad we The Lions Club built the building and if we want to change the agreement, (it needs to come) from both parties The Lions Club would be a potentially a good use for showers, facilities if we ever wanted to go down a liveaboard road, but then again, the Lions Club needs to agree if we want to change it Dan LiedtkeOn whether they would support Domestic Partner registriesI believe I would. Id have to look into it, but it sounds like into. Jim Perry I agree with Jim. I think we should look at a domestic partner registry. If your loved one is in the hospital and they say you cant go look at them. Its a horrible ill in a hospital and you cant go see them (but) I dont know how much weight a city ordinance would have Dan Liedtke SalmonOn annual staff reviews...Not only should we have yearly reviews, we should have a yearly goal program, and then you can use that to balance how they did. Dan Liedtke Ive been working so hard to get this to happen for the past two years and its so frustrating to me because its so common sense. I wanted us to set goals, to use an evaluation process that we had before. She added that when she suggested council discuss the questions on the reviews the council appeared to think If were going to talk about it, lets throw it all out. Right now Barb Banno and I are the only ones who want to see that happen Jennifer Salmon because no matter what you do out there, you should want to be better and work your way up the ladder. If youre out there and youre doing a good job, you should be rewarded for it. Jim PerryClosing statementsI put my heart and soul into this job. Jennifer Salmon Ive really met some fantastic people. Some hardworking people. Youre never going to make big money living in Gulfport, but youre going to have a nice way of life. Im just proud to be from Gulfport. I hope you give me a chance. Jim Perry Your participation shows that you care about Gulfport, and so do I. Im not afraid to step on toes in pursuit of truth. Gulfport should always be a happy place to live, laugh, love, and pray. Dan Liedtke


36 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Learn about Anchoring Your Boat knowledge and skills? Anchoring, a two hour class presented in one evening by the St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. This seminar anchor, rode and components and their use depending on sea and bottom conditions. Tables are used to determine the sizing of your anchor and its components based on the size of your boat. Materials include USPSs Anchoring Quick Guide and Students notes with copies of the presentation slides. This is an essential seminar for all boaters. Course will be held on Wednesday, March 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family. There registration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Sierra Club to show the Movie Bag It Suncoast Sierra Club presents the funny, informative, awardwinning documentary Bag It at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at The Studio@620, 620 First Avenue S. in St Petersburg. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. Bag It follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jebs journey starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags. Watch the bag it movie trailer here: http:// www.bagitmovie.com/trailer.html. Special Glass Blowing Events at the IAC Two special events will heat up Friday nights at the Industrial Arts Center this month. Friday, March 16th from 6-10 p.m. where you can blow your own green beer drinking vessel. Couples will blowing instructors to choose colors and create a hand-blown drinking vessel. Your vessel will have to cool overnight and you can pick it up on Saturday. Then head out for your second hot date to drink green beer from your very own vessel on St. Patricks Day The second event is Ladies Night on Friday, March 30th from 6-10 p.m. Ladies are invited to create their choice of objects on the IACs 8-course glass blowing menu. Available objects include the new long neck bud vase, plus ornaments, drinking vessels and small bowls. Space is limited, so reservations are required. For information, call the Industrial Arts Center at 727-289-9365. The IAC is located at 2902A Beach Boulevard S. in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 37 The Great American Cleanup Are you, your family, group of friends or organization looking for a great event to volunteer at while enjoying the great outdoors? The City of Gulfport will be hosting the bi-annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, March 17th from 9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou Nature Park (49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport. It is only a few hours of a helping hand in your community towards keeping the waterways beautiful. You can support either by land or by water and launch your own kayaks or canoes into Clam Bayou. Please sign in at the volunteer tent the day of the event to get your supplies. The City of Gulfport staff will be on hand with supplies and lunch for all dedicated volunteers will be provided. For more information, call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118 or Bob Williams at 727-893-1066. 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 Park and the PinellasPark/ Gateway 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 for 125 crafters. Vendors have the option of setting up Friday afternoon and selling on Friday evening March 16th during the wildly popular Chili Blaze CookOff sponsored by Pinellas selling Friday evening is $25. The fee is $75 for both Friday and Saturday. Girls Incorporated of Pinellas, organization in Pinellas which operates an empowerment-based before/after school program and a full time summer day camp for girls ages 5-17. Visit the Girls Inc. website at www.girlsinc-pinellas.org. 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 as part of one of the most dynamic, service-driven groups of women in the Tampa Bay area. The new member open house will take place on Thursday, 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.


38 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 St. Pete BeachA Look at Whos Financing Your Candidates On March 13, St. Pete Beach voters in District One will decide the fate of the run-off election between incumbent Al Halpern and challenger Lorraine Huhn. As of February 24, heres what the candidates collected from supporters. A Snapshot of Campaign FundingGulfport and St. Pete Beach Elections to be held March 13 Al HalpernMr. Halpern has raised $3,656 total. Of that money, $1,940 came from within his district. District One ($515) Ann Still, $100 Verduccis, $65 John Pickrell, $25 Gayles Restaurant, $25 Andy Abbott, $250 Phil Stephenson, $50 Other City Districts ($100) Al Dalessio, $100 Lorraine HuhnMs. Huhn raised $16,835 total. Of that money, $3,355 came from within her district. District One ($925) Faith or TZ Elinor, $50 Deborah Martohue, $100 Michael Lehman and Kathy Mick, $100 K-S Investments (Paul Skipper), $500 ($1000 total counting past donations) Thomas and Maria deYampert, $50 Arthur and Mary Mediros, $50 Frank and Rita Plunkett, $25 George and Michele Hall, $50 Other City Districts ($2,675) Rosemary Manning, $200 Ron Holehouse, $500 Robert and Mary Fernandez, $100 K. Suzanne and Robert Cummings, $50 Johannes and K. Jane Gottwald, $100 Stan and Beverly Garnett, (Bev Garnett, elected commissioner and vice mayor) $100 Grand Plaza Hotel, $500 ($1000 total counting past donations) Beachcomber Resort, $500 ($1000 total counting past donations) Dolphin Holdings, $500 ($1000 total counting past donations) Raymond Thibodeau, $50 Keith and Ingrid Jacobus, $50 David Milchan, $25 Outside St. Pete Beach ($235) Karen and James Strykowski, Illinois, $100 C. Grace Walker, Illinois, $50 Rosalie Mullany, Massachusetts, $25 D. Craig Canedy, South Pasadena, $25 Maureen Sicilio, Tierra Verde, $35Gulfport This Tuesday Gulfport voters across the city will elect two councilmembers. In Ward One, challenger Dan Liedtke is trying to unseat incumbent David Hastings; in Ward Three, incumbent Jennifer Salmon faces challenger Jim Perry. As of February 03, heres what the Ward OneDavid Hastings Total collected: $5,925 (includes $1,000 in loans from candidate) Money collected from Gulfport residents Mark and Carmella Oluvic, $200 Margarete Tober, $50 Owen Pach, $150 Ted and Mary Jo Kehoe, $300 Nancy Hudson, $100 Madeline Belkin, $100 Bob and Beverly Newcomb (Bob Newcomb serves as the Gulfport Chamber), $150 Alfred and Luann Marek, $150 Jeanne Kunkle (domestic and business partner with councilwoman Barbara Banno), $100 Lawrence and Patricia Burke (parents of Gina Burke, Hastings campaign manager), $300 Douglas Hudson, $150 Nobedine Packer, $25 Robert Schroeder, $25 Merril and Sue Hval, $25 John and Letha Belsher, $25 Leonardo Robledo, $150 Francis Rodriguez, $10 Jane Manlapaz, $10 Mary Pickart, $5 Iver Huincho, $5 Winnie Wilson, $20 Ed Jennings, $500 Peter and Dianne Hofman, $50 Al and Cindy Davis, $500 Michael Francis and Sherri Jaynes, $50 Rose-Marie Seawall, $100 Ann Marie Anderson, $100 Richard and Laura Goldfarb, $50 Debra Sabourin, $100 Gina Burke (employed by Hastings as well as campaign manager), $100 Eugene and Julia Sorbo, $100 Maritza Smith, $200 Money collected from Gulfport businesses Beach Closing Services, $25 Lupe Bookkeeping, $300 Money collected from outside Gulfport Flor Gonzalez, St. Petersburg, $250 Helene Hardick Living Trust, St. Petersburg, $100 Ferris Pools, Inc., South Pasadena, $100 Superior Auto Body Shop, Inc., Pinellas Park, $250


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 39 Dan LiedtkeTotal collected: $4,072.51 (includes $1,100 in loans from candidate) Money collected from Gulfport residents Kevin Sorenson, $100 Mike Whitcraft, $100 Emmett Walsh, $200 John and Alison Lescarbeau, $50 Poul and April Hornsleth, $100 Mike and Lisa Fredrickson, $100 Everett Dunn, $50 Diane Raymond, $20 Linda Dewey, $100 Robb Bowman, $100 James Pascia, $300 Margo Scannell, $20 Andrea Cavell, $20 Donna Boren, $20 Gil Blais, $20 Avrio Taylor, $10 Karean Dorn, $137.51 $500 collected from Gulfport businesses Shatz Tides Rental, $500 $1,000 collected from outside Gulfport Donna Michael, South Dakota, $500 Pat Abler, Wisconsin, $500 address listed: Rickie Boze, $25 Ward ThreeJennifer SalmonTotal collected: $4,521.95 (includes $200 in loans from candidate) Money collected from Gulfport residents Julie Macnary, $25 Margarete Tober, $50 Marsha OBrien, $10 Don Latshaw (husband), $388 Ernie Stone, $20 Edward Duensing, $35 Jane Ogilvie, $30 Debra Sabourin, $200 Steve Smith, $50 Aletta Dreller, $50 Al Davis, $500 Steven Karbowski, $50 Frances Worthington (wife of former councilman Bob Worthington), $35 Director for the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce), $48.95 Nancy Hudson, $320 Leonardo Robledo, $150 Doug Hudson, $100 Lloyd Mason, $100 Jean Proach, $50 Rose-Marie Seawall, $85 Robert Hughes, $60 Paula Hays, $35 Johnathan, Wilbert Keyser, $100 Matthew Hughes, $35 John, Mumford Walker, $100 Cindy Davis, $500 Linda Burke, $25 Bryan Hilbert, $100 Ann Allen, $35 Nancy Kelley, $100 Gerry ORegan, $100 W.L. Seawall, $35 $325 collected from Gulfport businesses Stapella Dependable Marine (Cliff Stapella), $300 Crystal Pathways, Inc. (Gary Loper), $25 $475 collected from outside Gulfport Jim Jackson, St. Petersburg, $200 Leslie Greene, St. Petersburg, $50 Peter Salmon, Pennsylvania, $50 Richard Boylan, St. Pete Beach, $50 Sharon Weber, Tampa, $50 Jeffery Smith, St. Petersburg, $50 Lynn Carol Henderson, $25Jim PerryTotal collected: $1,840 (includes $100 in loans from candidate) Money collected from Gulfport residents Art Padula, $50 Poul Hornsleth, $330 Scott Reed, $20 Larry Cooper (former councilperson), $50 Lakeisha Isaac, $40 Peg Jones, $20 Chris and Sandy Shallow, $20 Emmett Walsh, $100 Elizabeth Faulkner, $20 Patricia Millward, $20 Joanne Hahn, $20 Todd Wareham, $20 Jane Faulkner, $20 Larry and Pat Faulkner, $50 Mary Ellen Hoeric, $20 George Sheppard, $40 Linda Dewey, $50 Dan Liedtke, $100 Karen Dorean, $50 $100 collected from Gulfport businesses Beach Boulevard Condominium Sales Corporation (Poul Hornsleth, President), $100 $700 collected from outside Gulfport Carolina $500 Patricia Culp, South Pasadena, $100 DRL Consulting (Dan Liedtke, President), $100 Precinct Location AddressWARD I 208 212 217 Gulfport Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. S. WARD II 206 207 218 Gulfport Presbyterian Church 5313 27th Avenue S. WARD III 200 211 240 Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 5800 15th Avenue S. WARD IV 209 210 Trinity Church of the Nazarene 1000 55th Street S.Gulfport Municipal Election Polling PlacesPolls open from 7 am 7 pm


40 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Excerpts heard at the March 6, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesThe next time you meet youre probably going to do a vice mayor selection... There is no procedure in Gulfport for that Its been done by seniority, its been done by methods of rotation... Id like you to do what is best for the community and not, for instance, to assuage a bruised ego. Al Davis, about the annual vice-mayor selection I think its important that we make it as important as we possibly can. of Commerce, about the need to streamline the process for reviewing site and interested businesses. Id like to just bring it up again...which is to consider putting the four wards on a three-year cycle and put the mayor on a four-year cycle. terms by one year. Mayor Mike Yakes and Councilwoman Barbara Banno said they would support it; councilman Sam Henderson also said he would be open to discussing it. Luncheon to Benet Clothes to Kids Clothes To Kids will host their annual Clothe a Child Fundraising Luncheon on Thursday, March 22nd, from 12-1 p.m. at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg. The price for one ticket is $50. ($50 is what it costs CTK to provide a low-income, schoolage child with a weeks worth of clothing.) Table sponsorships begin at $400 for a table of eight. Visit www.clothestokids.org to purchase tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. Call Jennifer Jacobs at clothestokids.org. Sale into the Nautical Flea Market Interested in unloading some nautical equipment or searching for cool nautical gear? Well, look no further as the City of Gulfport Marina is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, March 24th from 7 a.m. 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Ave S. sign up now as space is limited. Slip renters are free. Please bring your own table. For more information, contact Harbormaster, Denis Frain 727-893-1071. Veterans Group to Serve Pancakes The Veterans of South Pinellas County are sponsoring their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast on March 31st from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hurricane Restaurant located at 807 Gulf Way in St. Pete Beach. The Our Troops, Inc. and Building Homes for Heroes. Tickets purchased in advance are $8 for adults and $4 for children and are on sale at the Hurricane Restaurant and Tierra Verde Hardware. Tickets purchased on March 31 are $10 and $5. Military members in uniform eat free.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 41 Scotsman Fitness is Coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present two new classes at the Gulfport Recreation Center, located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. A husband and wife duo, who is currently taking Pinellas County by storm, Ally Morrell and his wife Rachel will be starting a Braveheart Bootcamp and Zumba class. Ally, who recently moved to the US from Scotland, said at such a beautiful location. Our sessions have been hugely successful thus far and we feel we have a very Our sessions are effective and just as important, fun! Braveheart Bootcamp begins March 20th at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba begins March free, so please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness com or via Facebook. or call 727784-6612. Floral Design Class Come join us at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral designer and instructor is offering a Spring Series of three classes. You will learn the secrets of professionals. Each week you will make a different style arrangement using long lasting are provided. Classes are 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 4th, April 11th and April 18th. Classes are $60 for the series of three or $25 per class. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 or makeitandtakeit@yahoo. com with questions. Pre-registration with deposit required. Fun in the Sun Day Returns The Fun In The Sun Day childrens event is presented by the City of Gulfport and Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows. The event is Saturday, April 7th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center (5730 Shore Blvd. S.). The free festivities will include an egg hunt for food and fun. Children will also have the opportunity to climb into the drivers seat of their favorite vehicle: ambulance, garbage truck and many more. Remember to bring a basket for the egg hunt and a camera to capture a photo with Peter Cottontail. Please come join them for this wonderful event! Town Shores Final Golf Outing Town Shores residents and friends are welcome to join in and play a round of golf on Saturday, March 31st at Terra Ceia Golf Club, 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd. in Palmetto. The format is captain and crew. Tee off time is 8:30 a.m., registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The $35 fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, followed by lunch at Beef OBradys, 4775 34th Street S. and prizes. Submit your own foursome or you can be assigned to a team. This outing is open to any level of player. Submit cash only to Ellen Johnson, Manchester Bldg., #207 by Monday, March 26th. Call Ellen at 727-345-2109 or email elenajota@ hotmail.com. Note: Volunteers are events. This will be the last event of the year. Mark your calenders!


42 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Still Time to Apply to Center for the Arts PCCA is currently accepting late applications for the 2012/2013 school year. Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) on the campus of Gibbs High School offers students requirements for graduation. Designed as a four-year course of study, each arts area has structured its course offerings into lower level and upper level classes. As a college preparatory program, a comprehensive plan during upper level study is implemented to secure scholarships for higher education as an integral part of the PCCA Apply online at www.pcsb.org for late applications and to secure an audition appointment. For more information please view our website at www.PCCAGIBBS. 893-5452.Korean War Veterans Association If you served in Korea during the Korean War up to the present, you are eligible for membership in the KWVA. They meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5773 62 Street N. in St. Petersburg. KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated to preserving the historical contributions of our military who have theater from 1950 to the present. They participate in numerous charitable contributions to the memory of our veterans such as the creation and dedication of the beautiful and inspiring granite Korean War memorial at Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Park. They also participate in parades, as color guards for special events, honor guards for military funerals, rendering support to members in need and participation in other patriotic and charitable endeavors along with various youth oriented events. Of course there is always time for a number of enjoyable events such as picnics, dinners, get-togethers, etc. March 17th, St. Patricks Day, is their annual dinner for members and their guests to be held at The Wine Cellar followed by entertainment. yet formal format which concludes with sharing coffee, sandwiches and pastries while engaged in pleasant conversation and socialization with members and guests. For more information, please contact Clarence Dadswll, President, KWVA at 727-522-6496.


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44 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 March Spay-Neuter Special for CatsLARGOThis month SPOT Spay and Neuter Clinic and SPCA Tampa Bay are offering a special discount for cat owners can stop by or call SPOT to schedule appointments for a $25 fee. Owners are asked to present a photo ID along with their food stamp or Medicaid card when they check their felines in for surgery. All owners are must have written proof of current rabies vaccination or pay $15 additional. Surgeries must be done in March to qualify for until appointments run out. SPOT is located at 4403 62nd Avenue North in Pinellas Park. Call 727-329-8657. More information is available: www. spotusa.org or www.SPCATampaBay. org. What is Toastmasters? Toastmasters is a positive learning environment where members develop professional skills in this tough economy. You will learn to evaluate your current communication level, have productive discussions at work, practice speaking in front of people, plan purposeful meetings, control nervousness, take on new roles and develop yourself as a leader. City Power Toastmasters is a nonand upbeat atmosphere. Theyve been successfully educating people for over 40 years. Join them every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One 4th Street North, Municipal Services downtown St. Petersburg. Guests are always welcome they like new faces. Call 727-893-7918. Mainsail Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers ST. PETERSBURGMainsail Arts Festival will celebrate its 37th anniversary on April 21 and 22. This prestigious art festival is one of the Florida, attracting 250 artists from across the country. Once again, the event will be held in beautiful Vinoy Park on St. Petersburgs downtown waterfront (Bayshore Drive at 7th Ave. NE). More than 250 volunteers are needed to staff several booths on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Volunteer areas include: soft drink/water booths, beer/wine trucks (must be 21 years and older, limited to one shift per day), promotions/tshirt sales and hospitality. In an effort to make the sign-up are asked to use our online Volunteer Registration Form to select a location, day and time that has openings available. To register to volunteer online, please visit the Mainsail website at www.mainsailartsfestival. org and click Volunteers on the left side of the page. A brief summary of the volunteer opportunities will appear. Click SIGN-UP at the bottom of the page to open the Volunteer Registration Form. To learn more, please contact Chloe Firebaugh, Mainsail Arts Festival Volunteer Coordinator, at 727-204-2553 or volunteers@ mainsailartsfestival.org.


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46 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 By Scott LafeeHeight of Power For a while in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the French general Napoleon Bonaparte ruled vast armies and much of Europe. He was just under 5 feet 7 inches, but stood much taller. Odds are, he thought so, too. A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis reports that as people acquire power, they physical height. Height is often used as a metaphor for power, said Michelle M. Duguid, an assistant professor of organizational behavior and the studys author. Powerful people feel like the big man on campus, and power may cause individuals to feel taller than objective measurement indicates they really are. Duguid and colleagues conducted hypothesis. participants were asked to recall an incident in which they had power over another individual, while others were asked to recall an incident in which someone else had power over them. They were then asked to estimate their size in relation to a pole that had been set precisely 20 inches taller than their actual heights. Participants who had been conditioned to feel empowered thought the pole was nearer in height to them than those whod been made to feel subordinate. pairs of volunteers were asked to role-play a scenario in which one was a manager and the other an ordinary worker. They were then a questionnaire, and those who had played the role of manager supplied participants were conditioned in the then asked to choose an avatar in a second-life game that they thought best represented them. The more empowered volunteers consistently chose taller avatars. The researchers suggested that whether employers should consider placing diminutive workers in higher sense of power. It worked for Napoleon, at least until Wellington cut him back down to size. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE In 1985, the most common waist size for mens pants was 32 inches. Now, its 36. DOC TALK Paresis -partial or slight paralysis PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Tokophobia -fear of childbirth or pregnancy BEST MEDICINE These calories dont count: -Foods with uneven edges. If after slicing, the edges of a pie or cake are irregular, these can be straightened up and the irregularities consumed with no caloric consequence. -Food that doesnt taste good. If calories. -Custom-made food. Any comestible thats prepared especially for you must be eaten regardless of caloric content. To refrain is simply uncaring and insensitive. OBSERVATION If you trust Google more than your own doctor, maybe it's time to switch doctors. -Jadelr and Cristina Cordova in Chasing Windmills Here lies Anne Mann; she lived an Old maid and died an old Mann. -On a tombstone at Bath Abbey in England


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 47 Way to go, Karen! (6 months shy of 60) of Gulfport, became the Oldest Woman In The World to Finish the Double Iron on February 25, 2012 in 34:02:17. The FLORIDA DOUBLE IRON consists of a 4.8 mile swim (held at the North Tampa YMCA), a 224 mile bike and a 52.4 mile run (both held at Flatwoods Park in Thonotasassa). The event began at 7 a.m. on Friday, February 24th and ended on Saturday February 25th at 7 p.m. for a total of 36 hours to complete. Karen contact Steve Kirby at www.usaultratri.com. Celebrating 100 Blessed Years in Gulfport Part 3By 1951 ground was broken for their present sanctuary. Much necessary to complete this beautiful building. The name was changed from Gulfport Methodist to First Methodist Church Gulfport. The cost of the new sanctuary was $35,000. The original bell was removed from the old wooden church and has been installed in the courtyard as a memorial to all those who contributed to their history. Players Call for One Act Plays The Gulfport Community Players are once again in need of short one act plays for their Summer One Act Play Festival in July. Authors should submit three hard copies of their plays, along with a separate cover sheet with their name, address, telephone number, and email address. Sorry, no plays can be returned. All plays should be 15 to 20 minutes with a minimal set, family oriented, with no vulgar language or situations. Deadline for entries is March 31st. If your play is picked, it will run in the Players Summer One Act Festival at the Hickman Theater from July 12th through 22nd. Submit your plays to: Gulfport Community Players, Att: One Act Plays, 1619 49th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Vendors needed for May-Faire Festival Vendors are invited to participate in the May-Faire Community Family Fun Festival to be held Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boca Ciega Center, 1414 59th Street S. in Gulfport. Vendors needed include arts and crafts, community yard sale, health/businesses/organizations. The fee is a $25 space donation with Senior Center Foundation, Most Holy Name Catholic Church and Boca Ciega Center, LLC. They are also seeking entertainers to donate one hour of outdoor performance. Contact Ruth Gruhn, Activity Director, 727-3444608 or Activities@bocaciegacenter. com.


48 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Islamic HypocrisyThe Muslim hypocrisy displayed over the U.S. military's burning of some Korans in Afghanistan is disgusting, and our government's to it only a little less. The Korans had already been defaced by radical Muslim prisoners who were using them to pass messages back and forth and the burning was accidental anyway. a number of Afghans are dead. In the meantime, Muslims in the same country and elsewhere kill each other, blow up Mosques with Korans in them, bomb schools, shoot women and children, attack funeral processions, burn Christian churches and schools and Christians and Hindus and there is nary a peep of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Egypt, to name a few places, and is apparently acceptable as long as Muslims are doing the deed. As for the Christians, they deserve it because of their vast sins against Muslims of the years. Right? These are countries that don't respect any other religion, that ban Bibles, or strictly control them, that those hatreds and intolerances to their adopted countries in Europe, and openly declare Jihad on the West and all their religions. Yet, they are the ones outraged all the time. However, because they are killing each other with as much ferocity as they are trying to kill us "outsiders", I can take some comfort in realizing that they apparently hate each other as much as they hate us. That's why we shouldn't buy into their outrage hypocrisy. Give me a couple of reasons (besides "that's not what we do") why Americans shouldn't be rioting in the streets over the atrocities committed on our civilians (remember 9/11) and upon Christians world-wide, and the death threats made against anyone in the world who is deemed to have insulted Islam? I read a story the other day that since 9/11 the number of Mosques in the United States has doubled. The writer of the article argued that this was in response to the American backlash against Muslims. In the meantime, name me one Muslim country where one Christian church was allowed to be built. And, what backlash? If there was a big backlash how did the Mosques grow? How come they weren't burned? Where's the big backlash? Some backwoods preacher kook burning a Koran? Big deal. He was a laughing stock. If there has been a backlash, it has been against the Jews. Is it just a coincidence, that with the growth of Islam in this country and Europe, that anti-Semitism is growing? In England, the other day, some poor guy going through airport security was arrested because he questioned how heavily draped Muslim women could go through security without being checked. She overheard him, reported him and he was arrested. If there is a real anti-Muslim backlash it will be because of government and media enforced political correctness in a so-called free society. The real backlash is that the American public wants to get out of Afghanistan and all Muslim countries and let them kill themselves. Ron Paul is not popular for nothing. Maybe it would be a good thing, but is it practical in real world politics? How do we keep them from being safe havens for the likes of Al Queda? As for wanting Americans out, a Gallup poll in Afghanistan indicated that Afghans want us to stay. Hard to believe. And, a Saudi Muslim scholar the other day, commented on the disastrous effects of Islam's radical and backward looking movement. So, Muslim countries and Muslim societies elsewhere do have their common sense citizens. It would be good to hear more from them other than to hear how they are misunderstood. They're probably afraid of being murdered. It would also be good for our government to quit responding to the hypocrisy and utter absurdity about how we are insulting Islam and its symbols. They're doing a good job of it all by themselves. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 49 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 Lunch 11-3 No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Closed 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 Denny on Piano 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 126pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA EXE Mtg.-5:45 Reg ALA Mtg.-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Exe.. Com. Mtg. 6pm Music Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events St. Pete Beach at 10a.m. Cost is $10 per person to play and $10 to sponsor a hole. Lunch, fun and prizes following at the Post. The theme this year is Ray's Day and all proceeds will be donated to Dog Tag Heroes. For info contact any Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC


50 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 2/23 Suspicious Person23rd Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5700 Blk 13th Ave. S. Accident with Injuries19th Ave. & 58th St. S. Drug Call1700 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call2600 Blk 49th St. S. Prostitution1500 Blk 49th St. S. Theft4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Friday 2/24 Person Under Inuence5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Missing Adult2500 Blk York St. S. Trespass2700 Blk 57th St. S. Assault/Battery5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Disturbance1600 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Fraud/Forgery3200 Blk 58th St. S. Shots Fired( Heard)49th St. & Jersey Ave. S. Saturday 2/25 Domestic2500 Blk 50th St. S. Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Disturbance3000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary1100 Blk 63rd St. S. 911 Hang Up2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Residential Alarm6300 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Shots Fired (Heard)49th St. & 27th Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 31st Ave. S. Animal Call2400 Blk York St. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. DUI2200 Blk Horan Way. Noise4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Sunday 2/26 Noise2500 Blk 59th St. S. Injunction Violation2200 Blk 51st St. S. Juvenile Trouble7th Ave. & 54th St. S. 911 Hang Up2000 Blk 54th St. S. Animal Call2400 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal CallGray St. & 11th Ave. S. Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Domestic4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Trespass5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft1400 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Vehicle Burglary5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble7th Ave. & 54th St. S. Monday 2/27 Accident with Injuries49th St. & 29th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 11th Ave. S. Noise2200 Blk 59th St. S. DUI1100 Blk Gray St. S. Suspicious Person3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Fraud/Forgery1600 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence5000 Blk 20th Ave. S. Animal Call5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Animal Call1200 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Person54th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft2600 Blk 53rd St. S. Neighbor Problem1700 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary Business51st St. & 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1700 Blk 52nd St. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Tuesday 2/28 Alarm Business1600 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble60th St. & 7th Ave. S. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Noise18th Ave. & 59th St. S. DUIGulfport Blvd. & 58th St. S. Civil Matter1700 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Drug Call60th St. & 13th Ave. S. Panhandler/Solicitor6100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Trespass1700 Blk 55th St. S. Wednesday 2/29 Disorderly ConductBeach Blvd. & 30th Ave. S. Burglary Residence2800 Blk 51st St. S. Hit & Run5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Assault/Battery1800 Blk 50th St. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic1800 Blk 56th St. S. Noise-1000 Blk 59th St. S. Fraud/Forgery2800 Blk 49th St. S. Assault/Battery5100 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Suspicious Person5200 Blk 31st Ave. S. Domestic5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Alarm Residential5700 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise50th St. & 29th Ave. S. Elderly Abuse5100 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Alarm Residential5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Noise2400 Blk 56th St. S. Disorderly Conduct2400 Blk 56th St. S. Domestic58th St. & 15th Ave. S. Crime Awareness Meeting be held on Monday, March 12th at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49 Street S. All residents are welcome to attend. Topic will be identity theft. Hope you will join us.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 51 Try your hand at Sudoku Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit The Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop, under the direction of volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell, celebrate their 20th anniversary with students displaying their artwork at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport) for the entire month of March. 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 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. Congratulations, Mrs. Kingzett The Directors of The Heritage Registry of Whos Who take pleasure in announcing the inclusion of Mrs. CEO, of The Historic Peninsula Inn & Spa in the forthcoming 2012 Edition. The accomplishments and achievements attained by Mrs. and Spa Hospitality Industry with The Historic Peninsula Inn & Spa warrants inclusion into The Heritage Registry of Whos Who. The Heritage Registry of Whos Who, a New York based biographical publication selects and distinguishes individuals throughout North America who have attained a recognizable degree of success in contributing to the growth of their industry.


52 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is Probate? Probate is a Court-supervised process which is normally required to wind up the personal and business affairs of someone who passes on. and gathering of a deceased person's distribution of the deceased's assets Probate documents are generally is required to be paid to the Clerk of the Circuit Court to start the probate administration process. After a probate proceeding is initiated, a Circuit Court Judge is assigned to oversee the process. A Judge will, upon her/his approval, issue letters of administration which appoints a personal representative of the deceased's estate. The Judge also resolves questions raised during the probate administration by reviewing hearings as necessary. WHO HAS PREFERENCE TO SERVE AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ? If a deceased person had a valid last will and testament, the person who is designated in the will to serve as personal representative will have preference to be appointed by the Court to serve. In the event the deceased did not have a valid last will and testament, a surviving spouse will generally serve. In the alternative, a majority of the heirs may select someone to serve as personal representative for approval the responsibilities of a personal representative are in the probate proceeding. 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. Town Shores Red Hatters Bunko will be played in the club house lounge at 12:45 tomorrow, Friday, March 9th. Come enjoy the fun and bring your $2. On Wednesday, March 21, think green and Spring and they will have a meal together. You bring a lunch in a brown bag and theyll provide drinks and dessert. Call Judy at 344-7558 or Julie at 343-6587. Town Shores Bocce There is just one week of regular play left. The Chatham and the Lancaster are neck and neck in the standing. Sign up sheets for the Bocce Blast are now up. Blast play is set to begin on Thursday, March 15th. All residents, owners and renters, beginners and pros are invited to sign up and enjoy the fun. The tickets for the Bocce Dinner Dance are now in the hands of your building rep. Lee Roy Selmons will be catering and Al Ruggerio will provide the entertainment. Tables of 8-10 are available by calling Judy at 344-7558. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter celebrated in style on Sunday, March 4 with the Golden Circle Ritual for Paula Lyens and Valerie Rankin. Members and guests were treated to a lovely buffet brunch at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Joyce Keller, Janet Taylor, Donna Smith and Sue Hill then conducted the Golden Circle Ritual for the two honorees. These two ladies have been in Beta Sigma Phi for over 50 years and were honored for their dedication and commitment to Beta Sigma Phi over the years. The honorees opened gifts and everyone enjoyed a delicious cake to celebrate the occasion. Congratulations to Paula and Valerie for their achievement and thank you to the committee for a lovely event. will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at the home of Miriam Garcia at be held and Miriam will present the program.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 53 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 the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey 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 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 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 at 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. 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. Visit http://www.signupgenius. com/go/20F0A4FA8A829A13-ticket to sign up online. Volunteers can also sign-up by sending an email to dfagan100@msn.com or calling Dennis Fagan at 727-643-7111. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


54 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Local ObituariesCAYO, ELAINE 73, of South Pasadena, passed Feb. 27th. She is survived by her children, Raymond Howell, Arlene Lavalley, Wendy Molitors and Dana Cayo. ALife Tribute-Largo, 559-7793. GERSON, ERNEST H., 90, of Gulfport, passed away March 4, 2012. Ernie escaped Nazi Germany as a teenager and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked in the wine industry as well as volunteering at the Florida Holocaust Museum for over 14 years. Ernie was a great man who loved his family and America. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ernie is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Eva; sons, Dr. Les Gerson and Robert (Lynnette) Gerson; and grandchildren Evan, Ariel, and Derek. A visitation will be held from 12-1 today, March 6th at the David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, with services beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial family suggests donations in Ernie's memory to the Florida Holocaust Museum. Guestbook at davidcgross. com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. KLINGER, DAVID 64, long-time St. Pete Beach resident, passed away Feb. 16, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Ewald and Phyllis Klinger, he will be missed by family, friends and fans. SAMPLE, IVY F., 88, passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2012, rejoining his wife of 42 years, Edna. Born on Sept. 5, 1923 in Staten Island, NY, he moved to Tampa in 1950. He retired in 1988 from MacDill AFB after 46 years of civil service for the Army, Navy and Air Force. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1992. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, IvyAnn and Dennis Burg, St. Petersburg; son, Larry Sample, Jillian Burg and Jennifer Lord, St. Petersburg; two great-grandchildren, and his devoted cat, Mickey. A funeral mass will be held at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. SCHULTZ, EDWARD G., 91, of St. Pete Beach, passed over on Feb. 13, 2012. Born in Buffalo, NY, he moved to St. Pete Beach in 1955, purchasing Harbor Lodge Apts. He worked for Swift & Company in St. Petersburg as a salesman and then moved to Ft. Lauderdale to manage a Swift Branch House. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1970, when he retired. He was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Dorothy Schultz Powers and Marilyn Schultz, his wife of 11 years. Survived by his children, Donna Schultz Hamilton and Bradley Schultz; grandchildren Victor Harb, David Harb, Jennifer Pavlina, Jason Schultz and greatgrandchildren Rebecca Harb, Mike McLaughlin and Victor Harb Jr. A Celebration of his life will be held at his daughter's home on March 3rd, at 2 p.m. for family and friends. WADE, AILEEN "NORMA", 85, Gulfport, died Feb. 25. Survived by 4 children; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-greatgrandchild; sister; brother, his wife and family. WALKER, JACK M., died at home Friday, Feb. 24. Jack, son of Jack S. and Mildred W. Walker and born in Canton, OH, was popular in the local Deaf community, known for delightful storytelling, sense of humor and fashion, and love of life and travel. Jack is survived by cousin, Kim Bourke of Erlanger, KY; best friend, Betty Flanagan who shared a happy home and life with Jack in Gulfport; and Betty's son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jennie Flanagan. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. on Gulfport Beach.


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Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 57 You Can Still Help Local Teacher Fighting CancerBy Cathy Salustri painting each side a different color and adding sparkly glitter and the word LOVE on one side. Its probably not going to set will do if they love someone. of other pieces of art created by Gulfport Elementary students was made for third grade teacher Beth Myers. The child who made it hopes to sell it to help pay for Mrs. Myers cancer treatments. Beth Myers, a Gulfport resident and 3rd grade teacher at Gulfport Elementary, thought shed pulled a muscle while working out. The bad news? A trip to the doctor revealed she had multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that preys on the plasma cells inside her bone marrow. The good news? Its treatable, and with the right care, this Gulfport teacher can come home to Gulfport and her students. The rest of the bad news? Treatments involve lengthy stem cell procedures in Arkansas. Each treatment and shell need more than one costs upwards of $600,000. She and her husband are both teachers. She teaches at Gulfport Elementary; of the costs. In addition, she can only get the treatments in Arkansas, which means in addition to not being able to work, shell be separated from her child and husband during these treatments. One more thing: she has to pay for an apartment and all the utilities for that apartment while shes undergoing treatment in Arkansas. At this past Friday nights art walk, Gulfports youngest artists sold this art as well as teacher-created art and at least local artists donated work. Her students and fellow teachers know they cant cover the entire cost, teacher Betsy Kinsley says, but they all wanted to do something. John Shevlin, a local artist who specializes in Tropical Funk painting, donated a whimsical piece to the students. He told the Gabber he wanted to donate because its a good cause and I support our community. Two other artists donated their art; Soy Candles donated 20% of the nights sales; and the Guenther family collected donations at OMaddys and Bo Tiki. We really are so touched by the level of involvement, Ms. Kinsley said. Basically we raised enough money to cover one-tenth of what shell be dent. Learn more about Beth Myers, her cancer, treatments, and other ways you can help at transplants.org. You may also make a donation at this site. Josie Pitzen, a rst-grader at Gulfport Elementary, helps set up artwork at the art sale beneting third grade teacher Beth Meyers. If you missed the event, you can come to the March 16 Art Walk, where the students will be selling their art work in front of the old Casa Cortez/Aquabellas/Dive Bar. The plan is to have Lakeview Fundamental do the April art walk that is where Beths daughter goes, and I am hoping to get Dixie Hollins to cover the other one in April that is where Bruce Myers teachers, teacher Betsy Kinsley says.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 & Banks. Call for reservations 399-1272. 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. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


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Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 59 Come out for Patriotic Pancakes(L-R): Kelly Myers Tampa Bay Southwest District Manager, Chase Bank; Jeremy Young Florida West Market Manager, Chase Bank; Brooks Cavender President, Veterans of South Pinellas County; CSM (Ret) Gary L. Littrell, U.S. Army and Medal of Honor Recipient The Veterans of South Pinellas Country were presented with a check from Chase Bank for $2000 to help sponsor the Veterans Second Annual Charity Pancake Breakfast at the Hurricane Restaurant on Saturday, March 31st from 8 a.m. to noon. The Check was presented by Kelly Meyers and Jeremy Young to Command Sergeant Major (Retired) U.S. Army and Medal of Honor Recipient, Gary L. Littrell. Littrell is a member of the Board of Directors for the Veterans group and active fund raiser for several other organizations that support military charities. Littrell states that this years fund raiser will support St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops and Building Homes for Heroes. St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops sends Care Packages to our troops in project that will donate a handicap accessible home to former solder Specialist the many contributors to this event and other efforts on their behalf. Tickets for this event are available at the Hurricane Restaurant and Tierra Verde Hardware prior to the event and at the entrance to the Hurricane on March 31st! 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 tom@tbegley.com. Spouses are also welcomed to attend. 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. Cost is $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 knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727-251-0424.


60 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Featuring the Hunter Valley Region of Australia The Hunter Valley wine country comprises in the main two wine growing areas: the Upper Hunter and the Lower Hunter. It is in the Lower Hunter, Hunter Valley vineyards and wineries. a great accompaniment to leisurely dining. Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify 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 emphasis on those over 60 years of security cards for all persons listed on 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. 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 visit www. floridafrontier.com/EarthFest2012. html or call Elizabeth Neily at 727744-7051.


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62 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Localization, Not Globalization Recently, weve seen the effects of globalization as local jobs are outsourced. The recession proves that it just isnt working. Economist and author Michael Shuman notes that about 42 percent of our economy is place-based, or created through small, locally owned businesses. This means that almost half of our economy depends upon small, independent businesses, which make up the backbone of our hometowns. These small businesses are what give our towns local color and local Also, local businesses are committed to their hometowns and support the local economy through hiring people in the area; making donations to little-league teams and volunteer The key to economic recovery is localization -reversing globalization. Shuman estimates that we could percent local or more by incorporating these 10 simple steps, which will actually save money in the process. -Localize your home. The biggest mortgage. Actually, 60 percent of By renting from a local landlord or buying your own home with a mortgage from a local bank, you can and credit unions typically have the best rates anyway, possibly saving you money in the process. -Drive less. According to Shuman, Americans spend 1 out of every 5 dollars on transportation. That amounts to almost $5,000 per year! Until we can start replacing imported oil with locally produced biofuels, our best bet is to drive less. Using mass transit, bicycling or walking are highest on the list, but not very easy for us rural folks. Use the car sparingly, buy gas from an independent gas station if you can you trust. -Eat Independently. Households spend about $2300 per year on restaurants; unfortunately, its mostly fast-food chains. This one is a simple matter of choice, with wonderful independently owned restaurant. -Check out local arts and entertainment. Most people opt for a mall. Enjoy homegrown talent! Visit the small repertory theaters and see a real play instead of a movie. Visit an art show, and buy art from local artists. Buy music directly from the bands. -Localize your health care. Get your meds from an independent pharmacy, preferably one that also uses local suppliers -Buy locally grown food. Eating locally -meaning buying fresh vegetables, meats, and dairy from local farms -reduces transportation costs and vitamin loss. The closer you eat to home, the more you improve your health, your view and your local economy. -Localize electricity. We could save thousands per year just by increasing -Give Locally. More than 6 percent according to Shuman. Most of hospitals, universities and churches, but locally we also have arts organizations, environmental groups and many others. -Buy Local! In the time it has taken you to read this, Americans have collectively spent $23 million. Shuman says that $16 million of this owned stores. How far would $16 million go in your hometown today?


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 63 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 STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. LOVE TO COOKCan Run Errands, Take care of young/old, Secretarial work. Let me know what you need! Flexible. 727-418-5295. COMPANION/CAREGIVER-Available Days/ Evenings, $9/Hr. Dependable, Caring, Single, Childless Individual. References, Clean Background Check. Non-smoker. St. Petersburg/St. Pete Beach, Gulfport. 727-289-5996. CAREGIVERFull or Part Time, 25 Years Experience, Cooking, Cleaning, Personal Care, Errands, Driving, Medical Appts. Travel, More! Melissa, 727-215-8512. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. Cleaning/Housekeeping 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. BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Licensed & Insured, References Since 1978. 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. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153.TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting Classes/Tutoring Computer Service PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


64 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. HANDY, HELPFUL, HAPPY-to do it! Small Moves, Errands, Tough Cleaning, Car Detailing, Dog Sitting and Odd Jobs. Great Prices. 727-744-1335. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 65 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. DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Custom homes. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance, Zoning, remodel, kitchen & baths. Call 727-269-1677. dbuidens2@hotmail.com WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco & Painting, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. Insurance INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. FREE MOVING OF HOUSEHOLD GOODSGarage, Home, Condos, Etc. Recycle Give Back to the Community. Dump Fees Only. Licensed. 727-415-6508. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.DEPENDABLE CONTRACTORPainting & Wallpaper. #C-10625 Contact us at reuterhospitality.com or 727-319-4020. Buck Reuter. BOYD FARMER PAINTING Family business. 30+ years, Residential, Commercial. No job to small. 2 coats paint. Quality guaranteed. Senior discount. C8626. 727-458-3650 Plumbing BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICESInc. #C7128. Senior Discounts, All Your Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. Over 40yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Home Improvement Insurance Lawn/Landscape LAWN & HAULAffordable Prices. Roof Clean ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.


66 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. 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. NEW HOME PARTIESEarn Free Educational Discovery Toys, Books & Games! Earn $$$. Call Dee, 727-526-5111. Help Wanted 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. VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m. HOUSEKEEPER/HOMEMAKERGood Pay. Part Time on Call. References, Background Check and Car a Must! RENT-A-HAND. Lic# 5842. 347-3424. 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. A/C COMPANY LOOKING FOR-Qualied Tech for Service Calls & Installs. 727-4200770. EXP. SEAMSTRESS & TAILOR NEEDEDTyrone Area, FT/PT. 7247-347-7129. 1967 ANTIQUE CHEVY-Bread truck. 6 cyl. Manual. All original. Aluminum exterior. Runs & drives. $3500 o.b.o. 727-320-4653. 1990 DODGE WINDOW VAN-Automatic, 3.9 liter, new tires. Runs & drives. $1500 o.b.o. 727-320-4653. 1996 HONDA ACCORD88K, Good Condition, 1st $3000. 727-363-3106. 2000 FORD EXPLORER LXT-Good Condition, New brakes, Good Tires. 150K miles $3500. 727-360-9861 or 812-369-1186. 2005 DODGE CARGO VANNew Tires, Brakes, 89K, Automatic, 1st $5000. 727-3633106.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 General 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. 2010 BACCIO SCOOTER-150CC, Like New 12,000 Miles. $1700. obo 786-908-4646. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. YAH BELIEVERS-are welcome to attend scripture study and time prophecy meetings. Information, 727-320-4653. BEAUTIFUL WOOD DOG CRATE-Designed as an End Table (dark wood, 24 x 26x 18). Use with or without Door. $40. 727-384-4171. Marine COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. Plumbing Business Opportunity Automotive theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50 1994 K-5 BLAZER165,000 Miles. Need to See (local) $3500. Call 816-728-3445.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 67 ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. 2006 185 SPORT SEARAYOpen Bow, 4.3V6, 190HP. In/Out, 1 Year Warranty Left. W/ Trailer. $13,999 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. Wanted OLD AUDIO-Tube Ampliers, Old Speakers, Old Guitars, etc. Denny, 727-421-4019. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that 2 Birds Wedding & Event Planners is desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name 2 Birds Events located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. March 8, 2012. Yard/Garage Sale FRIDAY ONLY 8-4P.M.1514 60th St. S. Old Chairs, Lamps, Lots of Frames & Pictures, Linens, Drapes, China, Pottery, Etc. Etc. Etc. WHITE ELEPHANT & BAKE SALEPatriot Square 3590 37th St. S. (Behind K-Mart), Sat., March 10th, 8am-1pm, Huge Complex Sale, Everything from A-Z CARPORT SALE-Jamison Bldg. Town Shores 2960 59th St. Gulfport. Sat. March 10th, 8-12p.m. Home Baked Goods, Household & Kitchen Items, Lamps, Some Furniture, Clothing, Misc. ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD SALE Saturday, (Rain Day Sunday) 8am-2pm, 22nd Ave. S./Gulfport Blvd., & 64th St. Enter at Robin Rd., Royal Palm Drive, Premier Dr., Horan Way, 59th St. S., Follow Signs. CLEANED OUT THE SHED!-Aussie Charcoal Grill, Coleman Spreader, Tools, Hardware, Brody Glass, Collectibles, Cookbooks, Misc. Household. 1909 55th St. S. Friday 3/9/12 8am.-1pm. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. PASADENA COVE COMMUNITY SALE Saturday March 10th, 9-12 Only. Entrance on Pasadena Ave. Next to Ted Peters Restaurant. 6199 FAIRFIELD AVE.S.-Sat. 8am.-? Household Goods, Furniture, Electronics, Kitchen Appliances, Misc.BROADWATER COMMUNITY SALESaturday, March 10th, 8A.M. Map available at www.broadwater.org Enter off 34th St. S. or 37th St. S. At 38th, 42nd or 46th Ave. S. MOORINGS OF MAXIMO SALECondos, 4908 38th Way South. Furiture, Decorations, Lots of Misc. Pre-Sale 3/9, 8-? Regular Sale 3/10, 8-?ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALEThursday, March 15th, 9-2p.m. Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S. HUGE INDOOR SALEFriday, Saturday, Sunday, 8-4p.m. 5601 66th St. N. 5318 JERSEY AVE. S.-2 Family Sale. 9am.-? Misc from A to Z at Very Good Prices! SATURDAY 8AM.2PM.-Misc. Items, Piano, Electric Organ. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. 13 BOXES OF MERCHANDISE-for Yard/Flea Sale. $30. 727-541-3984. Lost & Found REWARD! LOST POODLEBlack Toy, Family Pet, Please call 727-418-0499 Card of Thanks 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. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Joshua Hale de siring to engage in business under the ctitious name MAG Renewals located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Flor ida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. March 8, 2012. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. 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. Marine Legal Notices Yard/Garage Sale


68 Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 2BR/1BATile, Utility room W/D hookup, covered parking, CHA, Clean, 6th Ave. N. & 51st St. $825/mo sec. dep. 727-215-6006 STUDIO APARTMENT REMODELEDFenced-in Yard. Quiet. Parking. W/D Includes Electric, Water, Cable/WiFi $650/Mo. + Security. No Pets. 727-916-0916. 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. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch. Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. SEASONAL RENTAL-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, $200/wkly. Also 2BR/1BA $225/wkly. plus $250 Deposits. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727-321-5146. 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. 4554 25TH AVE. S.2BR/1BA/1CG, Lovely Home w/New Paint & Carpet. $795/Mo. plus Deposit. Call 239-218-3177 or 239-898-9494. BEAUTIFUL GARDEN APT. $625/Mo. (attached to home). 1BR/1BA, French doors, Private Entrance. St. Petersburg, Very Safe, Power/Cable/Internet Included. Looking for Professional or Student. Close to Schools & Highways. 727-410-8423. 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. GREAT DEAL ON VERY COOL-Large 1BR Duplex. Close to St. Pete Beach and Resturants. 340 80th Ave. Upstairs, Large Balcony, Hardwood Floors, Washer/Dryer Hookup, Lots of Storage, off St. Parking. $650/Mo. +Electric. No Smoking 727-418-2242. ST PETE BEACH-Spotless. 767sqft. Unfurnished, Ground oor, 1BR in 4 unit Quiet Bldg. Petless/Smokeless. 727-360-8666. $750/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. TOWN SHORES WINDSOR 55+Large 1BR/1.5BA. Open Water. Annual Lease $799/ Mo. Also Patriot Square 37th St. S. Large 3BR/2BA 5 Appliances $799/Mo. 727-8677022. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR $550. & $650. Balcony. 2BR $725. (2nd r). Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. ST. PETE/KENWOOD-Large 1BR Apt. Hardwood oors. Ceramic bath, 2 A/C units, Mini Blinds, Water Included. Front porch. $625/Mo. $500/Sec. 727-417-1462.GULFPORT BARCELONA APTSLarge 2BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. Newly Remodeled, $750/Mo. $500/ Security plus Utilities. Well Maintained! 727347-1017. 2BR/1BA/1CGCHA, H.W. Floors. New kitchen, W/D hookup, $850/mo. Sec. dep. 21st Ave. N. & 47th St. 727-215-6006 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. GULFPORT DUPLEX2BR/1BA, Florida Room, Central Heat & Air, $675/Mo. 727-3844371 or 727-344-1113. 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. WINSTON PARKNE St. Pete Condo. $825/ Mo. 2BR/2BA, 1st Floor, Covered Parking, 55+, Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Many Activities, Close to Shopping. 727-424-2238. DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1BR plus enclosed porch. Tile thru-out. $625/mo. plus $300 security. Includes w/s/g. Call 727-452-5942. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. 2BR/1BA GULFPORT HOME-Central Air, Washer/Dryer Hook-up, Large Fenced Yard, off St. Parking. Shady Corner Lot. Plenty of Storage 5105 18th Ave. S. No Smoking, No Section 8. 695/Mo. plus Utilities. 727-4182242. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 2BR/2BA HOUSE-1 mile to St. Pete Beach. Large Shed. Carport, New Paint Inside/Out. Quiet, No Pets. $850/Mo. 727-345-7727, or 609-440-1468. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALSNewly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. No Rent til April! Call Rick 727-4180086.$5001BR/1BA, Central Air, newly painted, very clean. Large livingroom & eating area. Large walk-in closet. Small Pet w/fee. 727-348-4833. Furnished Rentals SUNSET BEACH BEAUTIFUL 1BRGreat Gulf View. Available April-Nov 1st. Utilities, C/H/A, Cable, Heated Pool, $825/Mo. No Smoking/Pets. 727-289-8114. GULFPORT FURNISHED HOUSE Fully Furnished 2BR/2BA Across from Marina for Short-Term Rental. Pet Friendly. 727-3280203. ST. PETERSBURG2nd Floor w/Balcony, 1BR/1BA, 640SF, Pools, Safe Quiet Condominium Complex. 10 min from Tampa. $650/ Mo. 727-864-3796. SUNNY FURNISHED 2BR. Condo. St. Pete Beach. Decorated with arial photographic art. 400 steps to beach. Long Term Rental at summer rates! 727-367-9140 SHARE 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDONo Smoking/Drinking, $395/Mo. No Lease, 1st Months Deposit. Background Check Required. Must Like Pets. 727-864-4994. UPSTAIRS LARGE BDRS Furnished. Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. 727-434-2161. SPACIOUS GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT3BR House, Large Yard. 1710 59th St. S. $115/ Wk. Includes Cable, Phone, Internet, Utilities. 727-384-4371. 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. BETTER THAN A SHORT SALEI can buy your property and give you cash if you are behind in your mortgage. Immediate approval. Realtors welcome. Paul, 727-498-2321 WINWINPARTNERS.INFO. Open House OPEN SUNDAY 1-3P.M.2831 56th St. S. Adorable Bungalow in the heart of the art district. 1BR/1BA, ofce, separate bunkhouse will make 2nd bed. $155,000. Cheryl Castellucio, BEACH & LUXURY REALTY, 727-420-7877. SATURDAY 1-4 COOKIES!-1BR/1.5BA Town Shores Windsor #907. Stunning Waterfront Remodel, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appliances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. $122,500. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. Real Estate for Sale BUCKINGHAM 805-Town Shores of Gulfport. Large Balcony with Spectacular Waterview! Beautifully Remodeled, Granite, Tile oors, New Custom Cabinets and Much More! W/D in unit. 2/2 $254,900. 727-453-2206 or 239248-0696 for Appt. TOWN SHORES HAMPTON #314-End unit. Beautiful water & Pool view. Pergo oors throughout & New carpet in bedrooms. Completely furnished. 2BR/2BA, Covered parking. $195,000, 727-381-6406 for Appt. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent ADORABLE BEACH COTTAGE-1BR/1BA, furnished, bamboo/tile oors, steps to beach. $900/Mo., includes W/S/G, lawn & pest. Call Marie Drew, RE/MAX, 727-657-1259. www.mariedrew.com Accommodations to Share OPEN SUNDAY 1-3P.M.6 Mos. Free Maintenance. Embassy 607 New Price! Great Open Waterviews. Updated Kitch en & Appliances. New fresh Paint/AC, Move-in Ready. Steps to Laundry/Elevator. Call Darren Owens, 727-448-9174 for your Private Tour. SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY.


Gabber March 8 March 14, 2012 69 MOBILE HOME 12X40-1/1 w/Florida Room, 55+ Park, 1375 Pasadena Ave. S. Lot 113. furnished, Open Fri. & Sat. 9-3 $4000 or reasonable offer. 727-498-8308 or 218-780-0159. VERY CUTE 2BR/1BA GULFPORT-Home. Inside Laundry room, Large Backyard, Alley Access, Vinyl Siding. Very Clean, Move-in Ready! Not a Short Sale. $52,000. Gary Coe Coldwell Banker 727-224-8424. TIME SHARE FOR SALE-Week 39 Camaron Cove Indian Rocks Beach. Large 2BR/2BA with View of the Gulf. Full Amenities. $3000. 727-871-3999. ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-727-1801. SALE OR LEASE OPTION2/1 Stilted house. OldTown, 32680. New AC, W/D, fenced, 2 carport, lots of storage. $79,900. goldieontibeach@yahoo.com SOUTH PASADENA WATERFRONT-Condo. Large Corner Unit Top Floor, 2BR/2BA, New Kitchen & Baths, Immaculate Condition, Furnished. Only Used Winter Months, All Amenities. Long Time Owner. Reduced Price! By Owner, No Brokers, seabridge2@aol.com Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50


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