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No. 2249 March 15 March 21, 2012 8th Annual Tour of Homes The streets of Gulfport were bustling last Saturday with the eighth annual Pink Flamingo Tour of homes hosted by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. This tour was a wonderful example of our 1920s history. In contrast, was the fabulous 1960s home of Doug and Leonardo. Said Dolly Tickell, event coordinator. Pictured is the beautifully period renovated home of John Thompson. John was laying tile in his soon to be master bedroom during the tour. Gulfports Loss: Judy RyersonMother, Friend, Civic Leader Dies at 72 Judy Ryerson, a founding member of the Gulfport Community Players, former Ward One council member, President of the Gulfport Historical Society, and tireless volunteer for countless other efforts in the Gulfport community, died in her sleep on Thursday, March 8. She was 72. Those new to Gulfport may know Judy only as a former councilwoman. That doesnt begin to describe her. Judys love affair with Gulfport started well before See Judy, page 35 Landslide, Recount and Close Calls in Area ElectionsGulfport Incumbent Jennifer Salmon wins over Jim Perry by 1,084 to 695 votes in Ward III Incumbent David Hastings loses to Dan Liedtke by nine votes after a Wednesday afternoon recount for the seat in Ward I. See Story, page 2St. Pete Beach Lorraine Huhn won by 34 votes over incumbent Al Halpern in the St. Pete Beach run-off election for District One. See Story, page 22 A recount for the ward one Gulfport council race was held Wednesday afternoon at the Pinellas County Supervisor of elections ofce.
2 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 After almost four months of campaigning, three debates, and thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, it came down to nine votes Tuesday night. Ward One Challenger Dan Liedtke beat incumbent David Hastings by nine votes, less than of one percent of the 1,867 votes cast. State law mandated the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections perform a machine recount of the ballots. This is the countys third recount; last year, the county canvassing board held a machine recount for the St. Pete Beach mayoral race. The county canvassing board consists of a county judge Patrick Caddell, county-commission designated commissioner Norm Roche, and supervisor of elections Deborah Clark, according to Nancy Whitlock, Communications Director for the Supervisor of Elections. The canvassing board met at 1:00 recount by 2:10. Its good to know when the system works, Commissioner Roche said. Before the recount, the numbers showed Liedtke leading by seven votes, but two provisional votes went to Liedtke. The Gabber called Liedtke Tuesday night for comment. I won by seven votes? he asked. Wow. Im very pleased. I think we ran an open honest race. Im very thankful and Im ready to get to work. After the recount, which Liedtke and his wife Michelle attended, he thanked the supervisor of elections, Deborah Clark. Im just very thankful that Ive been able to work with such a group of professionals in Pinellas County, Liedtke said after the recount. We should have our full faith and trust in the election process and the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. They do an outstanding job for the citizens of Pinellas County. Im also thankful that Im going to get the in Gulfport. Nine Votes wins Gulfports Ward One RaceBy Cathy Salustri
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4 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Clarication In the Gabbler A Snapshot of Campaign Fundraising Bob Newcomb was listed as Executive Director of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. He is the Executive Director but contributed as an individual to these candidates, not as a representative of the Chamber. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce does not endorse political candidates and this should not be indicative of a Chamber endorsement. Lori Rosso Large Dog Park Closes for Maintenance Large Dog Park is closed from Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th for general maintenance. Large dogs will use the small dog park on Tuesday and Thursday while small dogs will have the Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule. Parks will reopen the Large Dog Park on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. The City appreciates your patience throughout this process. Please contact Bob Williams at 727-893-1066 if you have any questions regarding the closure of the park. Car Wash to Benet Teacher Mrs. Myers, a teacher at Gulfport on Saturday, March 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Advanced Auto Parts on the corner of 49th St. and 22nd Ave. S. Come on out and get the pollen washed off your car for a great cause that will help a great lady! City Committees Seek Volunteers The City of South Pasadena is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Finance Advisory Committee and one volunteer to serve on the Planning & Zoning Board. Applications are 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena. For more information call 727-347-4171.
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Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 9 Gulfport City Wide Sale Information Sellers, 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 hrs. before the sale day. Signs must be removed by 7 P.M. on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Good luck and have fun! Shoppers, The Gulfport City Wide Yard Sale Brochures are available at all city facilities, online and in the yard sale portion of this Gabber. 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 Sale March 2012 link (use 2 pages of 8 x 14 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 big thank you to our sponsors, The Gabber and Sir Speedy! 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. Cost 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.
10 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Get Lucky at the Third Saturday Art Walk Get Lucky in Gulfport at the Third Saturday Art Walk on March 17th from 6-10 p.m. Observe and purchase from talented independent artists and crafters at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a halfmile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians appear at venues throughout the Village. While browsing the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay area from across the country in the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition in the Best Food category. Free admission, parking and trolley rides. Location is 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Call 866-ART-WALK. Like us on Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk. Contact Suzanne King, 727-3225217 or SuzFest@gmail.com.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 exhibitors spread throughout the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 11 Music in the Afternoon Returns ST. PETE BEACH-The St. Pete Beach Recreation Division and the Friends of St. Pete Beach civic group are excited to bring back the very popular Music in the Afternoon event, free and open to all. The events are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays, March 18th, April 15th, and May 20th at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This casual afternoon tea is a nifty event for those over 50 and will feature light refreshments and plenty of dancing and socializing to the music of Lew Barrows and The Rhythm Kings. Those interested in attending are asked to please preregister by calling 727-363-9245. 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. Community Band to Perform at Casino The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert on March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Come join Musical Director Max Millspaugh and the band for a little bit of Irish and brass. Selections include Fantasia on an Irish Hymn, Ireland, Tiptoe through the Tubas, Frescobaldi Taccata, Concert for Trombone and Band, as well as Iassus Trombone. The casino provides adequate free parking and handicapped accessibility. Refreshments are available. Seating capacity has been increased for the concert. The City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce sponsor the concerts. The South Pasadena Band is sponsored by the City of South Pasadena and community donations.
12 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Gulf Beaches Rotary Spring Fling The Gulf Beaches Rotary Club in partnership with City of Treasure Island and the Edwards Family Foundation will be hosting its second annual Spring Fling, which will take place at the Treasure Island Community Center and Park, located at 1 Park Place (Gulf Boulevard and 106th Avenue), Treasure Island from Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18th. This 4 day, funof carnival rides, live entertainment with both local and national acts and some awesome food and craft vendors. American Idol Finalist Michael Big Mike Lynche will headline on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. The proceeds from Ride-All-Day Wristbands for the carnival rides can be purchased in advance at a discounted rate at www. wadeshows.com. Event parking is available for $5 at TI Gulf Front Park, 10400 Gulf Boulevard or on the beach directly behind TI Gulf Front Park. The entrance to the beach is located at the St. Petersburg Municipal Lot located at 112th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, Please contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 727547-4575, ext. 237 for more detailed information. Visit the City of Treasure Islands website at www. mytreasureisland.org for additional information and entertainment lineup. 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.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 13 COULD YOU USE A PERSONAL ASSIST ANT? COULD YOU USE A PERSONAL ASSIST ANT?1-888-WEELGUY 9 33-5489 JUST CALL THE WEEL GUY ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Learn about Anchoring Your Boat Are you ready to expand your boating 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 explains how to select the appropriate 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 is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.
14 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Waterfront Trolley Schedule You can wave a ride from the free red and green Waterfront Gulfport Trolley this Saturday, March 17th running from noon to 8 p.m. due to several events going on in Gulfport. It is also running at the upcoming Spring Fest on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. The Waterfront Gulfport Trolley loop schedule always runs on 1st Friday and the 3rd Saturday during the Gulfport Art Walk. The Trolley loop stops are Essex Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 31st Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 29th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 28th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 23rd Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 27th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 15th Ave. & 58th St., 18th Ave. & 55th St., Wood Ibis Park 58th St., 23rd Ave. S. & 54th St., 28th Ave. S. & 54th St., Recreation Ctr., 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Wood Ibis Park 28th Ave. S., 58th St. & Shore Blvd. S. Trolley can be waved down anywhere along the route. If you are looking for additional parking for your vehicle and would like to take the trolley into the Waterfront district, you can park at Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park (58th St. S. and 28th Ave. S.), The Recreation Center (3750 Shore Blvd. S.), The Library (5501 28th Ave. S. enter on the 27th Ave. S. side), The Senior Center (5501 27th Ave. S. and Chase Park (Parking by the Dog Park 2726 54th St. S. and behind the Gulfport Museum 5301 28th Ave. S.). For more information on the trolley, contact 727-893-2237. Tow to Go in Place this Weekend AAA and Budweiser will help protect roadways during the St. Patricks Day weekend with the Tow to Go program. Tow to Go has safely removed more than 18,000 drunk drivers off roadways since the program began in 1998. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, March 16-18. ride and tow home from any bar or restaurant free of charge to anyone who may have had too much to drink by calling 1-800-AAAHELP (4357). Services are offered throughout Florida, Georgia, and West and Middle Tennessee. Tow to Go is a free public service offered by AAA and Budweiser that is funded through donations to the Auto Club The program is designed to be used as a last resort and is offered based on availability of AAA Service Technicians and tow trucks during times of high call volume.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 15 Gulfport Library Book Shop Circle of Friends Book Shop has a great selection every day. Books sell for $2 with weekly specials for $1. The library is located at 5501 28th Avenue S. Library hours are Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They accept donations of books in good shape; they do not accept 8-track tapes. 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. 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations ST. PETERSBURGDo you know a senior citizen who deserves recognition for the services provided Aging is seeking nominations for inductions into the prestigious 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame honoring volunteers over the age of 65. Nominees must be a resident of Pinellas County and have dedicated or community of St. Petersburg. Previous inductees include organizations such as the Florida Orchestra, museums, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, military groups, police, and many more. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster will emcee the awards ceremony at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street North on Wednesday, May 23 at and prizes for the inductees will be awarded. Please call 727-893-7101 for an application or visit the website www. stpeteparksrec.org/sunshine-seniorcenter.html for an on-line application. Deadline for applications is May 4.
16 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Opportunity for Sponsorship OMaddys Bar and Grille is sponsoring its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on April 7th. This tournament has raised several thousand dollars for local families and/or Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Here are business opportunities to help support: sign at the hold, a thank you during the ceremony and a thank you in the Gabber; for an acknowledgement during the All donations will be acknowledged with signage at the bar during post game festivities. Whenever possible your logo will be used on promotional or thank you materials. For more information contact Joe or Maddy Guenther or call 323-8643. Clydesdales and Motorcycles The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg kick start Honda Grand Prix race weekend with the BB&T and Progress Energy Illuminated Night Parade on Thursday, March 22nd in downtown St. Petersburg. The parade will start at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the always daring Indianapolis Motorcycle Drill Team, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and many of the Grand Prix drivers including Simon Pagenaud, Katherine Legge and Jay Howard!. The Second Time Arounders Band will celebrate their 30th year and will be joined by at least eight local marching bands including Admiral Farragut Academy, Seminole High School, St. Pete High School, Dixie Hollins High School, Pinellas Park High School, Northeast High School, Lakewood High School and John Hopkins Middle School. They will be joined by an impressive line up of entries including the Tampa Bay Rays street team, All Childrens Hospital Clown Alley, several local Krewes, the Egypt Shriners, Radio Disney, Ronald The parade will begin at Central Avenue and 5th Street, travel east on Central, then head north on 2nd Street, then east on 1st Avenue then north on Beach Drive to the end at 5th Avenue North. After the parade, the Second Time Arounders will perform in South Straub Park followed by a the waterfront! All downtown parking garages will be open to the public. Handicap parking is available on the south side of 5th Avenue N., east of Beach Drive in front of the Vinoy Marina. The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg have proudly produced events in celebration of the City of St. Petersburg since 1956.Orchid Society to hold Annual Orchid Auction The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their annual orchid auction on S Saturday, March 31st at SW Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road in Largo. Event features blooming and non-blooming orchid species and hybrids. Preview is at 8:30 a.m. and the auction begins at 9 a.m. Admission and parking are free. Call Ruth Cannon 727550-7993.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 17 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 work with experienced IAC glass blowing instructors to choose colors and create a hand-blown drinking vessel. 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. Veterans Group to Serve Pancakes The Veterans of South Pinellas County will hold their 2nd Annual Charity Pancake Breakfast at the Hurricane Restaurant on historic Pass-A-Grille on Saturday, March 31st from 8 a.m. to noon. This years event has the participation of the 320th MP Co. of the U.S. Army who will be providing military vehicles and a U.S. Army rock climbing wall. The Armed Forces Museum in Largo will display a 1970s vintage 2 ton transportation truck used by the U.S. Army. Antique Merrick Frost will perform a magic show for those in attendance. Pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, juice and milk will be served on the and the Pass-A-Grille Channel. The proceeds of the Pancake Breakfast will be donated in part to the St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops Organization (SPBSOP) that has been sending care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade. Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Gary Lee Littrell, US Army Medal of Honor Recipient and St. Pete Beach resident will as also be in attendance. Littrell has stated in the past that the efforts of SPBSOP not only help our military but save lives by making candy and other items available for distribution to the local children and citizens. SGT Joel Tavera, USMC will join in the celebration as a representative of Building Homes for Heroes (BHFH). Tavera is one of the most severely wounded warriors returned from new home to Tavera late last year in Lutz, Florida and are currently working towards a major renovation for Specialist B. J. Jackson in the Orlando area to which much of the proceeds of this event will be donated. The Hurricane will be dressed out in full military regalia with American event. Advance tickets are available at the Hurricane Restaurant and at Tierra Verde Hardware. 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 327-7100, ext. 226 or jenniferj@ clothestokids.org.
18 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club Thanks to all who participated in the 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count. According to an article in the Gabber, the club's participation helped in more data being collected from Gulfport residents than in previous years. It's time to get ready for the business will be held on April 12th at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the business meeting and tea. Committee leaders will be elected to serve next year. The club will provide food and drink for the tea with members contributing $5 each toward a portion of the cost. Please send your check (payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Barbara Dye by April 9th. Plant judging will be held after the be judged by Garden Club members. Categories are: Arrangements over 12 Inches; Arrangements Under 12 Inches; Silk or Dry Arrangements; Oriental Arrangements; Foliage Plants; Flowering Plants; Miniature Arrangements (less than 6"x6"). Prizes will be awarded so bring your best artistic creation. Membership dues for next year will be collected starting at the April meeting. The $5 fee (check payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) must be paid before June in order to have your name included in the yearbook. Mark your calendar!
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 19 The Gabs We stopped by Yummys and asked them to tell us the most challenging thing about working on Art Walk nights.Lori Luczak, owner: Keeping my customers happy. Jessica Behrendt, manager: the Courtyard after they order. Richard Barry, ice cream man: samples of ice cream when theres a line out the door. Jonathan Vilaysack, cook: The specialty orders.
20 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Shrimp Boil at Pass-A-Grille Church The Mission Outreach Ministry of the Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church will host a Shrimp Boil on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the church which is located at 107 16 Ave. in St. Pete Beach. The $15 per person all you can eat menu consists of shrimp, salad, bread, tea or coffee and dessert. All are welcome. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call the
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 21 Worship Celebrating 100 Blessed Years in Gulfport! Growing attendance in Sunday School created a need for an Education Building in First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. This $26,000 addition was constructed in 1956-57. It now serves two rolesSunday School and meeting rooms for the church, and classrooms for Walden School (a private middle school) during the school year. In 1963, the sanctuary was remodeled and a Social Hall was built. During this remodeling the main entrance was moved from 28th Ave. S. (where the Chapel is now) and relocated on the 53rd St. side of the building. The main sanctuary was turned around with seats now facing east instead of west. Seating was increased to 240 people.
22 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Huhn Wins on St. Pete BeachBy Cathy Salustri Lorraine Huhn won her race to represent District One residents by 34 votes. The election, a run-off between incumbent Al Halpern and challenger Huhn, had a voter turnout of almost 38% of the districts 1,767 registered voters. Of the 660 voters casting a ballot in District One, 347 voted for Huhn and 313 voted for Halpern. Voters cast all but 202 of those votes on election day. Voters cast 237 absentee ballots in favor of Huhn; Halpern had 221 absentee voters in his favor. St. Pete Beach commission meeting on March 27. The commission meets at 6 p.m.; at this time, the commission will also decide on a vice mayor. Halpern served two consecutive two-year terms. Tuesday morning he told the Gabber he bore no ill-will towards Huhn. I truly respect our representative governmental process that we have in this country and I do realize that the majority rules. Even if its by one vote, I can respect that. The majority of the people voted for a change, and I wish Lorraine all the luck in the world, he said Tuesday morning. Ms. Huhn did not return the Gabbers call in time for the print edition. Junior League to hold Open House ST. PETERSBURGThe Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is pleased to announce it will be holding two informational open houses providing prospective members an opportunity ask questions about JLSP membership and hear from current members on experiences as part of one of the most dynamic, service-driven groups of women in the Tampa Bay area. The new member open 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.
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24 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Marchs program includes: 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 865-2226Take 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 several times this spring. Available sessions are 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. March Classes at IAC Registration is open this month for several classes at the Industrial Arts Center, located in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Theres only one day left to register for the next Sculptural Welding series with Jonathan Schork. This months course is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 10-4, and Sunday, March 18, 12-5. Glass Blowing 101 & 102, for beginning students, is scheduled on Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Fun With Torches lampwork series with instructor Jason Bourgholtzer is scheduled Monday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 21, from 6-9 p.m. both nights. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727-289-9365.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. Contact Jessica Sager at jsager@ 2564.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 25 Happy 95th Birthday, Marie! Marie Grosso celebrated her 95th birthday on February 20, 2012 with Gary Cannon and Pat Bailey at her favorite place Gulfport Restaurant. She also had a special visit from her grandson Robert Cannon, Jr. from California. Marie is the oldest member and a charter member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Gulfport. South Pasadena Art Show All are welcome to the City of South Pasadenas 26th Annual Artspring Exhibition March 23-25 to be held at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. The exhibit consists of artwork produced in clay, wood, metals, glass, paper, photography, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings from over 100 local artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and noon to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25th. For more information call City Hall at 727347-4171. 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. Vendor spaces are 10 x10 and are $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.
26 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The conjunction of Mercury, the minister of communication, and Uranus, Captain Explodes-a-Lot, makes for some wildly complicated exchanges. Communication is always multi-leveled, but now the levels have levels and those sublevels have sublevels, which wouldnt be a problem if we werent so consciously aware of it all. Compassion and forgiveness are the remedies to discord. The equinox will help balance out hot emotions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People around you will be mighty distracted this week, so youll have to use special tactics to get through. For instance, ask for the attention you need. And speak the name of your beloved to focus this person on what youre saying and what you want. (People love and fear the sound of their own name!) ARIES (March 21-April 19). There will be key moments during the week, most likely on Wednesday and Thursday, in which all eyes are on you. Hopefully, youll like the way it feels to be the most important person in the room in those moments. The rest of the time, youll enjoy giving your attention and support to others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have friends and family who miss you dearly, and this is the perfect week to catch up with them. Sometimes youre afraid to call because you think the conversation will take too long. But this weeks social discourse promises to be quite manageable and pleasant. On top of that, much good comes of it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your ambition may hurt you some now. Keep your goals challenging, but not so challenging that you are daunted by the very idea of them. Scale it down to what you can realistically accomplish, and then nudge it up ever so slightly. Aim for consistency; a plan that builds slow-but-sure momentum will be best. CANCER (June 22-July 22). More than any other factor, attitude will determine your success or failure. Take the time to get into a good mood. Maybe that means going for a walk, reading comics or talking to your favorite person. Before, you may have considered these kinds of know their critical impact. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As the sign of entertainment, you are typically highly attuned to the signals your audience gives you, especially when that audience is just one person. Youll know when to change the subject or end a conversation. Not everyone is so brilliant in this regard. Youll act as a director, keeping the action moving along. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Grab a pen and use it often this week. Youll be mentally sharp and cosmically aligned with the intellect of great thinkers. Your free associations and doodles could produce magical results. Note that the mechanics of writing, as opposed to keyboarding, will work in your favor. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Youll alternate between having it all together and moments when you feel like youre spinning out of control. Your process is normal. When you to relax into the spin. There actually is a direction, and youll see it once you calm down and get a better perspective. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are so clever and mischievous this week that it would be a shame to waste any energy scheming for others. Use your wit to trick yourself instead! Trick yourself into getting started on a big project and thinking of it as fun instead of work. Also trick yourself into delighting in healthy choices. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You wont move forward until you start giving yourself credit for what youve already accomplished. Think only of what youve done, not of what you still have to do, wish you would have done, or will do tomorrow. Write down your accomplishments so that you can build on those successes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If your insides are not matching up with your outsides, youre like most people. Hiding your feelings and screening your thoughts are skills that help you survive and thrive in the human family, not bad habits to be ashamed of. Youre normal, talented and doing better than you think. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Seek the company of healthy, smart, interesting people. Try to get to It wont always work out, but it only has to work out once to make a huge difference in your life. One relationship will help you do something remarkable, like change your passion. This Week's Birthdays: Believe in your inherent luckiness, and you will continue to be lucky. In April, youll experience the equivalent of will be warmth and comfort in your personal connections, especially in May, when youll be establishing new domestic habits and style. Youll give presentations and will make a difference for a group you belong to in July. Travel is featured in August and November. Youll be honored and awarded at the end of 2012. 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 15 March 21, 2012 27 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Main Street Q: Why is this GREAT opportunity (Main Street) being ignored by Commerce? Lynne DiVenuti A: We asked the Merchants Association, the Chamber of Commerce, councilwoman Barbara Banno, and the city manager to talk to us about this question. Leslie Gilchrist of the Merchants Association told us the Association has considered the program, but it would require someone to make a full time commitment to making it happen and most of the merchants put all their time into their businesses. There were other reasons we didn't feel all great. City manager Jim OReilly said that the city looked at the program but the city already does much of what the program suggests, such as event support, zoning, and landscaping. Also, he added, it would require a great deal of time, energy and money not just from the city, but the businesses. Main Street is a program that requires large scale private business community and private property owner support and investment of not just money, but time and energy. The creation of the required Main Street Board of Directors with an Executive Director would mean that the program would replace the citys efforts, OReilly said. Councilwoman Barbara Banno looked into the Main Street issue, meeting with representatives from Grand Central Districts Main Street program, attending Main Street meetings, and holding a Gulfport town hall meeting about the issue. She told the Gabber she ultimately decided not to pursue the program based on feedback from the Merchants Association and the Chamber of Commerce, but she says if businesses change their mind and want her to pursue Main Street, shed be glad to take her fellow council members for discussion. That doesnt mean the city and business associations wouldnt consider the program again. It simply means that the businesses need to put their time, effort, and funding behind it. a program would like to pursue the creation of a Main Street program further and accept the appropriate roles and responsibilities, I am sure that city would endorse the private sectors efforts with the program, OReilly said. Have a question about the way your city works or why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com 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. Cost for a 10x10 space is $10, so 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.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!
28 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 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. 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. St. Patricks Day & Spring Crafts Program : Saturday, March 17, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. 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 email@example.com, 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 Gym/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 child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 nonres. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 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.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pmSPECIAL EVENTS Healthy Vision: Dont miss our presentation on Healthy Vision Thurs. Mar. 15 at 1pm: Cataracts and the New Era of Laser Treatments by Presenter Neel Desai, MD. Sponsored by The Eye Institute of West Florida. Sudoku Class: Join the fun and exercise your brain, too, by learning how to play Sudoku every Mon. 1pm. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? Hard Rock Casino on Mar. 29 or Apr. 4 or 17 ($20); Sailor Circus on Mar. 31 ($57); Marina Jacks Sightseeing Johnnys on Apr. 13 ($55); Charms of Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. Art 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 unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. Senior Open House & Gulfport History Expo : A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. Other Gulfport businesses/organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. Connect With Grandparents: Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild that addresses 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 Fabulous Fashion Show & Entertainment: Mark your calendar for a fabulous Fashion Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Apr. 11 at 2pm. The event also includes entertainment & refreshments. Tickets: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for a weeklong celebration involving the whole community. Gulfport businesses are invited to be a part of it by offering free coupons or discounts for seniors 50/ up during Senior Citizens week, May 21 through May 25. The GEMS mini-bus will transport clients to participating businesses throughout that week. Plan to be a part of this special celebration to honor our older residents. Call the Senior Center for more information. 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. Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 S. PASADENA BAND FREE CONCERT Thurs., March 15, 7:30pm Open to the public MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 18, 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 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237Hearing 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.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 29 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 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. 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. St. Patricks Day & Spring Crafts Program : Saturday, March 17, 1:30 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Gym/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 child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 nonres. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 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.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 Healthy Vision: Dont miss our presentation on Healthy Vision Thurs. Mar. 15 at 1pm: Cataracts and the New Era of Laser Treatments by Presenter Neel Desai, MD. Sponsored by The Eye Institute of West Florida. Sudoku Class: Join the fun and exercise your brain, too, by learning how to play Sudoku every Mon. 1pm. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? Hard Rock Casino on Mar. 29 or Apr. 4 or 17 ($20); Sailor Circus on Mar. 31 ($57); Marina Jacks Sightseeing Johnnys on Apr. 13 ($55); Charms of Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. Art 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 unwanted coupons for an exchange and learn ways to save money at the grocery store. Senior Open House & Gulfport History Expo : A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. Other Gulfport businesses/organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. Connect With Grandparents: Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild that addresses 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 Fabulous Fashion Show & Entertainment: Mark your calendar for a fabulous Fashion Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Apr. 11 at 2pm. The event also includes entertainment & refreshments. Tickets: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for a weeklong celebration involving the whole community. Gulfport businesses are invited to be a part of it by offering free coupons or discounts for seniors 50/ up during Senior Citizens week, May 21 through May 25. The GEMS mini-bus will transport clients to participating businesses throughout that week. Plan to be a part of this special celebration to honor our older residents. Call the Senior Center for more information. 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. Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 S. PASADENA BAND FREE CONCERT Thurs., March 15, 7:30pm Open to the public MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 18, 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 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 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.
30 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 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 We are so excited to be starting 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. 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!
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 31 Adaptive Sailing and Kayak Clinic ST. PETERSBURGThe St. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation program and St. Petersburg Sailing Center partner to offer an Adapted Sailing and Kayak Clinic for people with disabilities. The event is on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue S.E. No experience is necessary. Participants will be given basic instruction and will have the opportunity to get out on the water with an instructor. Family members, friends, and companions are welcome to join. Free program. MUST call ahead and reserve your spot. Call 727-893-7899. CTK is Short on Shorts Spring Cleaning? Please donate gently used clothes to Clothes To Kids. Clothes To Kids is short on shorts, jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants and skirts. Clothes To Kids serves Pinellas students, K-12, on the free and reduced lunch program for free! New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N. Hercules Ave., or in St. Pete at 3251 Third Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit our website at www. ClothesToKids.org.
32 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Important Public Workshop Corey Avenue/Downtown Area Pedestrian and Street Improvements As a follow-up to the informational workshop held on October 4, 2011, The City of St. Pete Beach is holding an open house on Thursday, March 22, at 6:00pm at the Community Center (7701 Boca Ciega Avenue) to present further details related to improvements to the public realm in the downtown/Corey area. The proposed improvements implement the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan in that they will help revitalize the downtown as a walkable, bikable, live, work, play destination. The improvements include to improving both pedestrian and vehicle connections. These planning discussions are still in the early development stage and residents, property owners and businesses are encouraged to attend to learn more about the ideas being considered and have questions answered by those working on the project. The improvement area is shown on the map below: Congratulations, George!On February 25, 2012 George Wamhoff of Cub Scout Pack 300 won 1st Place in the Scouts Pinewood Derby held annually by the Boy Scouts of America. He won 1st Place for Most Original and 1st Place for Fastest Car.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 33 Town Shores Red Hatters 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. IF you wish, bring an item or more to exchange. They need to know how many will be coming. Call Judy at 344-7558 or Julie at 343-6587. The next Bunko game will be held on April 20th. Pass-a-Grille Womans Club Home Tour The Pass-a-Grille Womans Club (PAGWC) will hold its 15th annual Home Tour on Sunday, March 25 from 1-5 p.m. The tour features the oldest and the largest homes in PAG along with four other unique homes. Patrons may park in one of two free lots and tour in the comfort of four air-conditioned buses with stops for historic 8th Avenue, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, the PAGWC Clubhouse and the Suntan Art Center. Patrons may also visit the PAG Community Church with special events celebrating their 100th anniversary. This years homes include: foot Tuscan villa on the beach with a 3000 square foot garage housing an impressive car collection that will be on display for the Home Tour apartment complex that features a large outdoor ocean sculpture by award-winning Florida artist Clayton Swartz 1886 by Zephaniah Phillips with landscaping that features a number of unusual plants including a protected Banyan tree and a gumbolimbo. 1952 built in 1936 by local architect Archie Parrish Tickets are $20 pick-up/$22 by mail. Tickets are limited. Call 727362-8041 or visit: http://www.pagwc. com/home-tour/ for ticket locations. Take Americas Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, April 2 from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over seven evenings by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. It covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Navigation Aids, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions, Communications, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots and Lines, Introduction to Charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. Course will begin on Monday, April 2, from 7-9 p.m. and contine for an additional six Monday evenings at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $35 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.
34 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Gulfport SpringFest The 18th Annual Gulfport SpringFest Street Festival celebration will take place on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. along historic Beach Boulevard in the heart of the Citys quaint and charming downtown. The event is co-produced by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gulfport and The Gulfport Merchants Association. The SpringFest event is free to the public and dozens of vendors featuring a wide variety of arts and crafts have already signed up to participate. This year they will add a gardening twist to their spring event, and are currently seeking vendors with live plants, garden art and other garden type products. Local and area restaurants are encouraged to join with other food vendors offering an array of culinary delights to enjoy. Live entertainment is scheduled to perform on two stages all day long. The childrens area will provide activities for the kids, and will include bounce houses, games, face painting and more! The Easter bonnet walking parade at 5 p.m. is an audience participation event and everyone is welcomed to join in anywhere along the parade route. Following the hat parade the hat contest will take place at the south stage, with prizes given for largest and most unique hats. Additionally, other venues downtown will also feature music and other activities. Free parking and trolley rides are available in and around downtown. For more information, please contact the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce at 727-344-3711. Sale at 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. 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 in length maximum, easy to stage, 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.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 35 Judy, from front pageshe sat on the dais. She moved to Gulfport in the late divorce, she applied for a job working in the Gulfport city garage. She started work on October 19, 1982. The city paid her $4.89 an hour. Her dad helped her learn about engines. engine and drove it back over I thought they were going to have apoplexya woman touched their truck! Judy told this reporter several years ago. With young boys to support, she was determined to support her family. If I hadnt gotten hired by the city, I dont know where Id be right now, she said. A woman car mechanic in 1982? I did whatever was necessary to get money to help with the family, she said. She was determined to damn well provide for her kids, and she did, friend and current mayor Mike Yakes says. Judy worked her way from underneath trucks to behind a switchboard, then onto personnel and risk management, spending almost two decades of her life on the city payroll. Her work in the city, however, goes far beyond those two decades. Judy helped start the Gulfport Community Players. In the early days, her daughter-in-law Kelly says, it was not uncommon to see Judy doing the lights, makeup, set design, set building, and acting all in the same play! Alongside friends like Catherine Hickman, Mary Atkinson, and Frances Purdy, Judy worked on Scout Hall preservation, served as the president of the Gulfport Historical Society for two decades, and helped get several buildings historical status. She met the towns current historian, Lynne Brown, when she recruited Lynne for the Historical Society. She recruited me to be on the board, and a lot more was involved than just that, Lynne laughs. Lynne wrote three books about Gulfport as a result of her association with the Historical Society. In addition to building Gulfport as a city and community, Judy raised three sons, Robert, Eric, and the house and making sure they could play in Little League and be a part of Cub Scouts. We adapted pretty well, her oldest son, Bobby, says. She did the dad stuff, thats why she got so involved in Scout Hall. Judy had a sweet collection of miniature doll furniture on display in her living room and gladly showed anyone who asked about the tiny beds, blankets, and curios. When school wasnt in session she watched her grandson. As she battled cancer, she as councilwoman, she acted in Gulfports centennial musical, Gulfport: the Musical, produced plays, and stayed active in the community, giving trolley tours and helping the town get and dedicate a sundial. If there was something you didnt think she was involved in, just hang around either she had been or she was going to be, Mayor Mike Yakes says. He knew Judy for years, but tells us his best memory of Judy was when he acted onstage with her during Gulfport: The Musical. I was part of that, and I think being there with Judy in it and knowing her health condition and being able to do it. Ill remember that forever and ever and ever, he says. Carol Valdes met Judy when a friend suggested Carol audition for a play in Gulfport. That was 1989. We just became friends over the years, Carol says. She was low-key; she didnt run around and say, Look what I did. Her legacy will go on forever; shes a really special friend. We laughed a lot together. Three weeks before she died, Judy admitted her lung cancer would best her. She told me, I dont have long, Carol says. According to Hospice, she just went to sleep, and she wasnt in pain. The doctors told her son Bobby they initially didnt expect Judy to last more than two years, but she lived more than four years. She had a lot she wanted to do, so she refused to die, Bobby says. His wife, Kelly, says her family had to talk her out of running for the Ward One council seat this year. A letter from Judys old sums up Judy best: Judy is a loyal and valued employee who has a genuine love for the city and its progress, Administrative Services Director Bill Kucera wrote. The current city manager, Jim OReilly, grew up in Gulfport, served on city council, and returned met Judy when he was 18. Judy gave so much of herself to the community over her lifetime, from Cub Scouts, Little League, the Gulfport Community Players, and of course the Gulfport Historical Society. Such giving of ones self to the community is a great accomplishment of her generation, he says. When Judy resigned from the city on January 4, 2002, she gave her boss a letter. In it, she wrote the following: I will miss everyone, however, I wont be far away. Judy is survived by her three sons, Bobby, Eric, Dirk, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren: Billy, Bobby, Kristin, and Robert. Eric and Dirk live in Gulfport; Bobby lives in St. Petersburg. She is also survived by her older sister, Dolores, in Ohio, and an older brother, Bud, in Seminole. The Gulfport Community Players will host a memorial to honor Judy on March 31 at the Back Door Theatre. Judys family suggests that those who wish to honor Judy make a donation to either the Gulfport Community Players, the Gulfport Historical Society or Hospice Woodside. Please go to theGabber.com and add your memories of Judy. Judy and her Guys: Sons, Robert II, Eric, Dirk and Grandsons Billy, Bobby & Robert Photo from Judys 2010 campaign advertising
36 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Local ObituariesALBANESE, EILEEN of South Pasadena, passed away March 6, 2012. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Linden, NJ, she came to Florida in 1985, from Manahawkin, NJ with her husband Geno, who passed away in 1996. She was Past President of the Essex Co., Legal Secretary and the Business and Professional Womens Club in NJ. In Florida, she served on the Board of Ladies Elks #1224 and the St. Petersburg Womens Chamber. She was active in the Good Life Games and won medals in Swimming from 1991 to 2001. She volunteered at the Florida International Museum, Museum of History, Palms of Pasadena and Long Term Care Ombudsman of South Pinellas County. For over 12 years, she served on the Board of the Florida Suncoast Opera Guild and was a past President. She was a member of the Treasure Island Yatch Club. She is survived by her sister Violet Maguire and nephew Robert Maquire of Clark, NJ. Services will be Graveside at 2 pm, Monday, March 12, 2012, at Bay Pines National Cemetery. Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home. FOSTER, G EORGE F., of Gulfport and previously of Tampa passed away on 3/7 at St, Pete, Bayfront Hospital. He leaves his loving wife Sylvia of 21 years, his son Frank (wife Fran and children: Felicia Winger, Sierra, and Kenneth) of Palm Harbor, stepson Jim Koford (wife Nichole and children: Joel, Colin, Aiden and Abby) of Tampa, and his brother Brian (wife Marie and children: Traci and Brian) of PA. Granddaughter Felicia Winger, and husband Adam, of WI, gave him 2 great-grandsons: Jonathan and Wyatt. George was preceded by his parents George and Florence. Born on Staten Island, he grew up in Wallkill, NY, and worked for IBM Poughkeepsie, NY, and Tampa, FL for 39 years. He retired in 2006 as a database administrator. George dearly loved his family, as well as his beloved Tampa Bay Rays, fantasy baseball, books, theater and cinema. He really loved Gulfport and enjoyed the many activities and events it had to offer. He was known by all as a good and gentle man, who was kind and thoughtful. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. Funeral Services were held at St Clements Episcopal Church, 706 113th Ave. W., Tampa, 33612, on March 13. given to The St. Clements Episcopal Church Roof Fund (address above), Save the Beach Theatre Fund (315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, 33706), or to the charity of your choice. FOWLER, JANE MARIE 49, of Gulfport, passed on March 7, 2012. Survived by her daughter, Rachel Fowler; boyfriend, Jerry Edwards; siblings Judy Powers, Sandy Bernard (Bob), Bill Powers (Heather); 3 nephews and 1 niece. Family will receive friends, Saturday, March 24, 2-6 pm at 1126 Hull St. S., Gulfport. made to Jane's daughter, Rachel Fowler, c/o Judy Powers, 707 Gray St., Gulfport FL 33707. LAPEARL, BEVERLY MAE 64, of Gulfport, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Kindred Hospital. She is survived by a loving family. ALife Tribute-Gulfport. NELSON, IONA (LOUISE), 57, January 29,1955-March 1, 2012. Longtime resident of Gulfport passed peacefully in her sleep. Predeceased by husband Ralph James. Survived by son Gizmo Allen & many sisters & brothers in Ohio & best friends Betty Wynne & Joanie Ross. AlifeTribute Funeral Care Gulfport Chapel. OKEEFE, DODIE, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26 at Hospice. This colorful, spirited, and generous full time studio artist in the Tampa Bay arts community. Born Sept. 26, 1927, in New York she studied at the School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, The Art Students League, in NYC and The Institute Allende, San Miguel, Mexico. She was Art Director for Scholastics Magazines, D-Polan Adv. Agency, and Garmise Associates and designed for Dan River and Winston Fabrics. She illustrated four childrens books and was also featured in Family Circle and Womans Day magazines. Primarily a painter of American Indians and Mexican Indigenous Groups, she was inspired by many trips to the Southwest and Mexico. Her art work was exhibited in the National Academy of Design, NYC, the Leslie Flynt Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, and Worldwide Gallery, Dunstan, GA. Dodie moved to the Tampa Bay area from New York City in 1971. She produced three arts events for AIDS related charities. Her work was shown in U.S.F. Tampa, Santa Fe Trails Gallery, Sarasota, and Elliott Gallery and The Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg. She had many private collectors. Dodie is survived by her son, Bruce Sussman; granddaughters Laura Kassner and Dena Sussman; greatgrandson Hudson Kassner; sister Mary Campbell and brother Richard in the community and had a large circle of caring friends. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on April 5th at 3 p.m. at The Friends Meeting House, 130 19th Avenue S.E. in St. Petersburg. ROSSOW, ROBERT J., 82 of South Pasadena, and Arbor Oaks passed away March 11, 2012. Loving husband of Moira C. Rossow; beloved father of Tom (Mary), John (Linda), Tory, Holly (Tom) Virnoche and Scott Rossow. Grandfather to Kerry and Thomas Rossow and Nicholas, Conor and Matthew Virnoche. Robert was a retired administrator of Brown Deer, WI School District and an planned. Online guestbook at www. davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. RYERSON, JUDITH C., 72, of Gulfport died March 8, 2012. She was a personnel assistant for the City of Gulfport, founding member of the Gulfport Community Players and the Gulfport Historical Society. She was a former council member for the City of Gulfport also. She is survived by 3 sons, Robert (Kelly), Eric and Dirk (Jenny); a brother, George Fenner (Lupe); sister Delores Breece; 4 grandchildren, Billy, Bobby, Kristen and Robert. A Celebration of Life will be held March 31 at the Back Door
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 37 Theater. Family suggests memorials be made to Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. SNYDER, RONALD LEROY, 68, of Gulfport, passed away March 10. A private cremation is planned. Guestbook at www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. WALTERS, FREDERICK WILLIAM, age 56, of St. Pete Beach died on Friday, March 9, 2012. Born July 21, 1955 in Newton, NJ, he was the son of the late Carl D. Walters and the late Audrey Terrill Walters. A 30 year resident of St. Pete Beach, he was a painter of residential homes in the area, as well as hotel properties. For many years he was employed by TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach. Fred was a 1973 graduate of Newton High School in Newton. Surviving are two sisters, Eleanor Walters and Diane Walters Click (Ron), both of Anderson, SC; and one nephew, Dylan Click of Anderson. Also surviving are a number of uncles, aunts and cousins. A family celebration of Fred's life will be held at a later date and time. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Anderson, SC. Obituaries (con't.) Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch
38 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com On Our Way Out?Talk about bad timing and bad things happening. Last week's column about Koran burning and hyper-sensitive and hypocritical Muslims using the Koran as an excuse to attack Americans (and just about anyone else) seems silly when we talk this week about Afghani reaction to a deliberate murder of 15 civilians by an American soldier. That is something to protest. And, it may just be the beginning of the end of the Afghanistan campaign. Not that mass killings are an anomaly there. Suicide bombers have been killing civilians for years. The rogue soldier killing, however, comes from a supposedly friendly, protective, and controlled institutional source: the U.S. armed forces. That the killer, an army sergeant, was a lone, probably combat stressed, mentally ill man is, for political purposes, irrelevant. Similarly, arguments that this is as random and unpreventable as recent shootings in America, means nothing. This is a foreign force, welcomed in many ways, but resented always, invading homes and killing civilians. Explaining it, yes; rationalizing it, no. The irony is that our troops are already on the way out of this, (according to public opinion polls and the Obama administration as compared to the later Iraq war), that emanated from 9/11. The pull out was announced even as we increased the number (temporarily) of troops going in. This pull-out, however, was based on training an Afghanistan police/military force that can keep order in that country as well as non-governmental institutions for domestic stability. These were undermined by reaction to the Koran burning in which supposedly friendly, on-our-side-Afghanis shot soldiers and trainers. U.S. and NATO forces withdrew everyone to protected areas. In other words, both military and domestic missions have been compromised. As a review, this mission began as a retaliation against the Taliban which, in September of 2011, ruled Afghanistan. They harbored Osama Bin Laden and supported his efforts to attack the United States and refused to turn him over to us. Our response was to go in and get him and throw out the Taliban, bring in a less radical, committed to democracy, regime. This was the popular military exercise compared to the Iraq invasion that took place two years later. Bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda friends took to the hills and to Pakistan and we sought him out unsuccessfully. Some say we botched that, but we did topple the Taliban, whose fondness for public, by hand, beheadings of religious wrong-doers, was not too popular. We brought in an Afghan exile, Hamid Karzai, to head up a more inclusive government. Taliban insurgency, however, has increased with much help from neighboring Pakistan which is playing both sides rather well. Wide-spread corruption, tribal rivalries, and a not-so-effective and corrupt Karzai administration, a fear campaign by the Taliban, and complex religious and cultural resistance, has brought the war to a stalemate. The question now remains about what to do. Do we simply walk out of Afghanistan and hope for the best? How many troops and non-combat, contract organizations, stay? Will they be allowed to stay? Can the Karzai government survive? Unlikely without our help. Will Afghanistan become, again, a haven and operating If so, what can we and should we do about it? Will a civil war ensue? If we withdraw, will there be a mass exodus of westernized Afghanis and to where? The U.S.? Do we stand back and throw bombs at training camps and make drone attacks on Al-Qaeda operatives? Do we threaten to annihilate whole populations and countries if they continue to threaten us? Do we rattle our atomic weapons at Pakistan? Do we isolate Pakistan and Afghanistan economically? Or, do we hang in there with a bit of this and a bit of that, and prevent any drastic negative changes and hope for positive, in-their-selfinterest, changes? My guess is that it will be the latter, because I'm not sure total extraction is possible in this inter-connected world. Oh, by the way, did I mention that we now have troops in central Africa? Should we be talking about it? What's on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 39 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Rons Karaoke 7pm 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 St. Patty's Day Party 1:00 ? Steak-O 2pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Reg. Post Mtg.-6pm Harry 7-10pm Accordion Club Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email email@example.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events Legion Post 125 has approved and applied for a Legion Riders Charter. The Auxiliary is holding their annual miniature golf tournament on Sunday, March 18th at Polynesian Putt Putt, 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 We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
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Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 41 Spring has Sprung at Sophies Attic Bright spring colors are everywhere including cruise wear, plus sizes, shoes, purses, jewelry and home decor. For you book buffs, a large donation of books just arrived and will be on the shelves starting Friday. 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 the 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.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 experience. 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.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
42 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 3/1 Suspicious Person2200 Blk 49th St. S. Trespass2700 Blk 54th St. S. Person Under Inuence5000 Blk 31st Ave. S. Suspicious Person1200 Blk 56th St. S. 911 Hang Up5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Friday 3/2 Noise Complaint5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd S. Noise Complaint2800 Blk 51st St. S. Drug Call5600 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Accident22nd Ave. & 49th St. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Lost Property4900 Blk 14th Ave S. Disturbance900 Blk 58th St. S. Noise Complaint29th Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call2600 Blk Upton St. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Saturday 3/3 Suspicious Person5200 Blk 7th Ave. S. Theft6000 Blk Shore Blvd S. Disorderly Conduct50th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Disturbance1800 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call5400 Blk 20th Ave. S. Theft2600 Blk Tifton St. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem2400 Blk 53rd St. S. PanhandlerGulfport Blvd. & 51st St. S. Missing Juvenile1800 Blk 49th St. S. Theft2600 Blk Tifton St. S. Sunday 3/4 Domestic5500 Blk Shore Blvd S. Disorderly Conduct2000 Blk 54th St. S. Noise Complaint4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Drug Call17th Ave. & 51st St, S, Burglary2100 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic2700 Blk 52nd St. S. Business Alarm5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Sexual Battery5400 Blk 30th Ave. S. Burglary Residence1700 Blk York St. S. Armed Person55th St. & 18th Ave. S. Monday 3/5 Disturbance5500 Blk 19th Ave. S. Domestic5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Shot Fired (Heard)5400 Blk 10th Ave. S. Keep the Peace3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Animal Call46th St. & 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Person1600 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk 18th Ave. S. Reckless Driver6000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Tuesday 3/6 Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Person Down50th St. & 27th Ave. S. Domestic2000 Blk 54th St. S. Wanted Person4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Suspicious Person48th St. & 26th Ave. S. Burglary Residence1200 Blk 52nd St. S. Residential Alarm2600 Blk Upton St. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Suspicious Person14th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Wednesday 3/7 911 Hang Up5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Person1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery1400 Blk 49th St. S. Sexual Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Noise Complaint51st St. & 20th Ave. S. Wanted Person4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Theft5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 43 Try your hand at Sudoku 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. Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Ashtanga Yoga will be available at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Fridays March 9th and March 23rd from 6:30-8 p.m. This is a training group of teachers and on any given Friday you may have up to 5 instructors assisting with correct alignment, breath control and meditation practices. Donations are accepted. For more information please contact Tamara Harte at 727512-2763 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Town Shores Bocce Blast play is set to begin on Monday, March 19. The schedule for playing and the team members along with the Captain of each team is posted on the bulletin board at the Bocce Courts. If you signed up, please read for information. 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. The Bocce Blast has a new date! It is Monday, April 2nd. Tickets will be available next week from your building rep.
44 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Living Trust? A Living Trust is created while you are alive. The use of Living Trusts has been effective for maintaining personal privacy and control outside of the court system. A Living Trust is also very useful for reducing estate taxes and for probate avoidance.LIVING TRUST BASICS A separate legal entity is created upon the formation of a Living Trust. This entity can own and hold both real estate and personal property. Every Living Trust has a Settlor or Grantor, a understanding of what these terms mean is important to understanding how Living Trusts work and how they are different from other types of trusts. WHO IS THE SETTLOR OF THE TRUST? The Settlor of a Living Trust establishes the Living Trust and signs the document creating the Living Trust. The Settlor controls what the Living Trust says and does. Living Trusts are revocable, that is, the Settlor can change or cancel a Living Trust at any time in her/his discretion. A Settlor is sometimes also referred to as the Grantor of the Living Trust. When you set up a Living Trust, you are considered to be the Settlor or Grantor. WHO IS THE TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST? A Trustee of a Living Trust manages the trust assets. When a Living Trust is created, assets should then be transferred into the trust. Decisions concerning what property to buy, sell, mortgage, transfer or lease are made by a Trustee. The Trustee has a What this means is that the Trustee has a legal obligation to perform her/ his duties properly and in accordance with the law while keeping the best In a Living Trust, you act as your own Trustee as long as you are able to or desire to act in this capacity. Upon you death or disability, a Successor Trustee will take over management of the trust assets. WHO IS THE BENEFICIARY OF THE TRUST? in the trust. Income and earnings used for any other purpose. You will Living Trust. Upon your death, the people you have named (normally family members) will become the Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 45 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. Concert at Palm Lake Christian Church Mikayla Winner presents her Words Fail, Music Speaks concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 18th, at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. in St. Pete. Mikayla, an accomplished blues singer and composer, will share songs from her new Christian solo album, along with a variety of selections from her growing repertoire. Mikayla, also lead singer and instrumentalist for the popular local band, Anchor Atlantic, will be joined in this concert by Kenny Beers, guitar and voice and Luke Albright, keys and voice. All concert proceeds from this Mikaylas mission trip to Uganda this summer to help the Sozo Childrens Orphanage. Sundays concert is presented as part of the Palm Lake Community Concert Series. A reception will follow the concert. Call 321-8356. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
46 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 eality Beware the Ides of MarchBefore Julius Ceasar's demise, the ides of any month were nothing more than a part of the Roman calendar which refers to the middle of the month. Since Ceasar's bloody death way back when, the day has taken on an eerie connotation of foreboding, as though doom and death and destruction were imminent. That's just ridiculous. The fact that our taxes are due on the ides of April is simply a mere coincidence. It's all about the calendar, people; no sigHaving said that, I think we should all be afraid. Very afraid. Not just today. But every single day. Case in point. I'm afraid to even get out of bed this morning. Not only is it the Ides of March, but research shows that most fatal heart attacks happen in the morning. Usustand up. Something about the blood pressure I think. Hmm. 1. I need to get at least catastrophic health insurance! So let's say I survived the rising. What would I do next? Take a shower. Do you know how many accidents happen in bathrooms? Some of them fatal, even if you aren't a celebrity? 2. I need to at least add ER coverage to my catastrophic! From there, I might check my email. I could totally open an attachment trying to help someone in Nigeria that would crash my computer and cials, family photos, my entire life's diary). 3. I need to sign up for Carbonite, or some other depository for the contents of my hard drive which are updated continuously and are guaranFrom there I would likely crank the ignition on my car. My God! Everyone's out to get me! I will surely have an accident. 4. I not only need bare bones car insurance enough to be street legal, I need comprehensive! Which will ultimately have exclusions for every type of claim I might submit. Yet I'd feel more secure. Regardless of the level of car insurance coverage I may have, I'm afraid of red light cameras. I am not by nature a red light runner. I'm the one who comes to a complete stop before turning right on red. But gee whiz, even on my commute to work, the road I travel back and forth every day, it's confusing. Some lights are timed to the walk signals, (i.e. when they go red so does the light). Other intersections, the walk signal could be red and yet the light stays green for a minute. A minute is an eternity when you're driving! Other intersections the yellow light is so short that it lends credence to the term orange even when you're going 35 mph. In sight of a car in your rear view mirror riding your bumper. 5. Can't buy insurance for that, other than to have $158 in my bank account in case the municipality needs that money more than I do. I use my credit card at a restaurant bank account has been cleaned out by a thief. The police don't care and can't do anything, my bank is mildly miffed, and no one cares that the $50 I'm responsible for was targeted to go to either the water bill, my red light theft protection policy that I kept meaning to take out. 6. Is it too late to buy a shredder? It occurs to me that someday I might die. 7. I need to up my life insurance! Why do they call it life insurance? Hmm. Beyond all that, I'm afraid to buy fruit. Everyone tells you to shop the outer aisles of the grocery store where all the fresh natural organic or non-processed foods are and I've tried really hard to do that. But I'm weary of apples that are rotten to the core, oranges that are tasteless and mealy, and strawberries that are sour despite Reba McEntire coming to town. I used to take vitamin supplements coz I worry I'm not getting enough in fact, they're actually bad for my kidneys! I'm supposed to get those vitamins through my diet, most of of the grocery store. I can get Vitamin D by being out in the sun, but I need to put on sun block to prevent skin cancer. And I'm starting to feel that I can no longer trust that carrots are good for my no-line bifocal eyes or that rabbits see any better than I did growing up. Their eyes are on the sides of their head. So what? I have two ears on the sides of my head. They don't make me hear any better, say what? Hmm. I swear, I could be afraid to do anything. Or NOT do something. But I won't be. Because according to the Roman calendar, following the ides of any month is the kalends which And as of now, that would put me right smack dab in the moment of April Fool's Day, which I think is where we all belong.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 47 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. Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify AARP will be offering free tax preparation and assistance at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Avenue S. on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13th. This service is offered for households with low to moderate incomes, for taxpayers of all ages, but with an emphasis on those over 60 years of age. Taxpayers must bring social security cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a picture I.D., and all pertinent records such as W2s, 1099s, other income and credits and a copy of last years return. Free other sites in the area, please contact 1-888-227-7669. Join the Gulfport Toastmasters Club The Gulfport Toastmasters club meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Ave. S. in Gulfport (the sage green building with the red awnings at the corner of Tangerine Ave. and 51st St. S.). Visitors and new members are welcome. Would you like to become a better communicator? Would you like to be more comfortable speaking in front of others? Find out how Toastmasters can help in a safe and supportive environment. Contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at email@example.com or just show up at the meeting. Featuring the Barossa Region of Australia The Barossa Valley, with its strong German heritage is a place full of character. examples of Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Chardonnay. The Barossa Valley is Australias best-known wine region, both nationally and internationally, and is South Australias most visited tourist destination. Just 40 miles North of the beautiful city of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley has a unique beauty of its own. The vine-covered plains and hills surround the charming townships of German heritage buildings, and the Lutheran churches with their distinctive square spires dot the rural landscape throughout. Originally named by Colonel Light as the Barrosa Valley (after a region in Spain the Hill of Roses where he fought in the Spanish Peninsula War), the name Barossa was a corruption due to the general illiteracy of the times.
48 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Gulfport Relay For Life Needs Participants! Its that time again; time to get geared up for this years Relay For Life event in Gulfport! Every year American Cancer Society hosts Relay For Life, a noncompetitive walk/fundraiser, to raise funds and awareness for the oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment. These events take place nationwide and provide a wonderful opportunity for people to have fun and support a great cause at the same time. This celebration of life brings the Gulfport community cancer. Relay For Life of Gulfport needs you! American Cancer Society and Relay For Life needs people who are passionate about this cause to take part in this event. Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event. If you are interested in getting involved with this years Relay For Life in Gulfport, please contact Leah at 727-504-6902 and like us on Facebook at Relay For LifeGulfport Florida. Relay For Life takes place from 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th until 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 15th at EarthFest 2012 Parade Workshops First Florida Frontiers and Earth Scouts of St Petersburg are hosting a series of community workshops every Sunday from March 25th through April 1, 8, 15 from noon-2 p.m. at the City of Imagination Gulfport Art Center, 2726 54th Street S., Gulfport. Come help them make puppets, masks, signs, banners, Walking Parade to be held during EarthFest 2012 on Saturday, April 21st in Gulfport. The series costs just $5 per family and includes four 2-hour workshops. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They can take their artwork home with them after the parade. Kids learn to reuse, reduce, recycle and rethink! They need donations of remnants, trims, art papers, paint, brushes, beads, glitter, paper and fabric glue, poles, plastic containers, or anything that can be recycled for the parade. Contact Rosemary at 727-385-7083 or email rosemarieseawall_47ymail. com for more information about donations. EarthFest 2012 is also putting out a call to local artists to assist with developing designs for the parade. For more information or to register for workshops visit www. floridafrontier.com/EarthFest2012. html or call Elizabeth Neily at 727744-7051.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 49 St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to its meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Restaurant, 1900 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg. The guest speaker is Melody Evans from Aglow International Florida Southwest Area Board. In order to use the restaurant facility, a food purchase (large or small) is required. all 727327-9070 or 727-348-3587. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is cepelinai (potato meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members and guests will meet on Saturday, March 17 at the Acropolis Greek Restaurant at 515 Central Avenue at 11 a.m. for lunch. This social will be hosted by Barbara Bofferding and Sue Hill. The next regular meeting of Laureate Epsilon Theta will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the home of Barbara Bofferding. Barbara will present the program. As part of the chapters service project, they will be collecting items for our military serving in Afghanistan. Some of the items they will be collecting are Starburst candies, beef jerky, individual servings of instant coffee, hot chocolate, crystal light, toothpaste, shaving cream, disposable razors, individual packaged of assorted nuts to name a few. During the course of the year, the chapter has collected canned goods for Ready for Life and to help stock the food pantries in the area. For more information, please contact, Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. 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, 727-344-4608 or Activities@ bocaciegacenter.com.
50 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Green Eggs and Hamming it up! On March 5th, members of the St. Petersburg Womans Club participated in celebrating Dr. Seuss Day at All Childrens Hospital. The children enjoyed stories, games and art projects. Pictured (L-R): Front rowPhyllis Powell, Laura Brock, Tricia Schactel; Back rowCarolyn Zella, Sue McEwen Take a Safe Boating Course Take the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course. Programs are conducted from 7:30 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are conveniently located on the USCG base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Visit www.c gaux72.info/ or call 727898-1324 for information. Florida boater I.D. safety education requirements.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 most exciting outdoor arts events in 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. For more information about volunteering at the Mainsail Arts Festival, please contact Chloe Firebaugh, Mainsail Arts Festival Volunteer Coordinator, at 727-204-2553 or volunteers@ mainsailartsfestival.org.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 51 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 exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727-251-0424. Wildwood Spring Co-Ed Volleyball League ST. PETERSBURGThe Wildwood 2012 Spring Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League is now forming. Learn and enjoy the fundamentals of volleyball league plays Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22 through April 26. Register now. Teams of 12 people pay $150 registration or team t-shirts included $190. Must be at least 18 years of age. Call 893-7750 for more information. Pinellas Citizen University begins new session April 12 Ever wonder how county government works, and what goes on behind the scenes in the various departments that provide local services? Pinellas Citizen University unravels the mystery. Similar to other leadership classes, PCU brings students face to face with county administrators and decision-makers. During this remarkable 10-week course, participants go behind the scenes at many Pinellas County operations and talk to the experts as the class explores a wide range of county functions. Students meet and talk with county decision-making exercises, PCU Pinellas County provides services to nearly 1 million county residents. calls. worth $1.6 billion? as you learn how Emergency Medical Services works. out how they make reclaimed water out of wastewater. talk to the judges and administrators within our criminal justice system. economic development. Class enrollment is limited. Classes meet Thursday nights, usually from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition for PCU is $35 which includes a class shirt, all course materials, graduation ceremony and diploma. Enrollment applications and a complete course schedule are available online at www.pinellascounty.org/citizenu or by calling 727-464-5197.
52 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 Deadline Nears for 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. Teens Ready for Second Visit behind the Scenes On January 25th, about a dozen high school students got a close-up look at Pinellas County Public Works. They roadway signs, run Mosquito Control and operate a host of other services provided by the department. They learned about the new Emergency Responder building, constructed to withstand a hurricane so Public Works staff could safely stay there during a storm and quickly spring into action to clear roads before other recovery efforts could begin. The program offers students the opportunity to experience the inner workings of government while touring the various facilities. The monthly program runs through April and is presented by the countys Youth Advisory Committee, modeled after the Pinellas Citizen University. Program line-up is as follows: tour of the Pinellas County Jail. Learn about intake, maximum security, and direct supervision. (Parental release required to participate.) up-close look at the Pinellas County EMS system and get the chance to demonstration. 24. Be on PCC-TV with your County Commissioners and receive your The sessions are offered the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the site of the featured department. This free program is open to high school students who are at least 14 years old. The registration deadline for each session is two weeks before the program date. Class size is limited. To register, go to www. pinellascounty.org/yac or call 727582-2656.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 53 Paradise CompromisedIf I could live anywhere in the world, I would still choose Florida. Its March, and its already in the 80s, the sun is yellow and warm overhead, and the water is about 30 seconds from my front door. I just bought myself an early graduation present a beautiful green standup paddleboard and I cant wait to do some serious mangrove exploring with Calypso. One of my favorite places to take Calypso is Bird Island, a spoil island just south of the Don CeSar boat ramp. We dont stop or get off the board, because doing so would certainly result in getting beaked to death by angry mama pelicans, but I love how Calypsos hot dog-shaped body gets tense and crouches low on the board as we approach the island. Fortunately for me and the birds shes not much for jumping off the board to take a swim, so everyone leaves happy. As much as I love the southern tip of the county and I love living by the beach, if money were no object, I wouldnt choose Pinellas county. Were too crowded with hotels and t-shirt shops along the beach. Id probably choose Siesta Key or Pine Island or Big Pine Key, because I dont care for the development along our strip of coastal paradise. Let me be crystalclear on this: I would love to see a hurricane level St. Pete Beach (sorry, guys) and restore it to coastal pine forest and cabbage palm thickets. That said, we need the hotels. Do I like the crowds they draw every year? Um, no. None of us do, not even the people working in the hotels. Do I enjoy the obstructed view of the Gulf? Of course not; none of us moved here for the view of the skyline. Do I think the citys comprehensive plan allowing some hotels to climb to 12 stories is too high? Absolutely; I much prefer one-story mom and pop hotels. But we need that comp plan. Without it, the hotels suffer. And lets all be clear: without the hotels, were screwed. Im a realist. I can only afford to live here because we have the Tradewinds, Sirata and Don CeSar paying a premium in taxes. I dont like them, but I know that we need them. Take a look across the bay at pretty grim. They get precious little money from property taxes. They also have no large plots of land given over to commercial. These two things are related. We can have that in St. Pete Beach, but then we all have to make some tough choices. Gulfport lost its dispatch to the Sheriff, it sucks money out of its marina and sewer funds to generating enough money. I shudder to think what budget times going to look like over there this year. We do not have those problems here. We have money to add some pretty nifty stuff to our parks, like solar lighting. We can afford to subsidize a pool that, like most pools, will never every last scrap of city land and make parks, however tiny. You can thank those hotels for that, whether you like them or not. I can hear the chorus of naysayers now, complaining that the hotels want too much and the comp plan is crap and selling paradise out from under us. And I have one thing to ask those people: Are you really that dim, or are you just unwilling to accept that you moved to St. Pete Beach and not Siesta Key? Because its not Siesta Key, you know. Maybe it was like Siesta Key or Anna Maria Island a long time ago, but the Don Cesar went up in the 1920s. Unless you not your father, not your uncle, you lived here before then, you have no cause to complain. Consider this passage, taken from a 1939 tour guide to Florida: Conceived and publicized as a winter resort, St. Petersburgs leading industry is its tourist business, grossing more than $50,000,000 annually. The tour guide also notes the Don CeSar and hotels in Pass-A-Grille. Even in 1939, tourists wanted to know where to sleep on the beach. Hotels are not a new concept here. Why act as though they are? This is a sort of paradise, yes, but its not pristine. That ship sailed almost a century ago. Were a compromise between Big Pine Key and Pensacola, whether we like it or not. I wish everyone would a comprehensive plan that does its best to work a compromise between the hotels and the people who choose to live by them. As long as these lawsuits contesting the comprehensive plan drag on, no business in its right mind will come to St. Pete Beach. While that suits that empty buildings dont magically revert to charming cottages and sea pines, and empty storefronts and shuttered hotels wont magically disappear; theyre going to slowly crumble into the Gulf. Thats really not how I envision the beach. Like I see, its a compromised paradise, but Ill take it. Because until I have the money to head off to Big Pine Key or Anna Maria, Id rather see a 12-story hotel than an abandoned, derelict building. I mean, I cant afford a less-developed paradise, but Im not about to punish an entire city because of it. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
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Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 55 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service INSIDEOUT DETAILComplete Auto/Marine Detailing Service at Your Home or Business. Full Detail Package $99, or Wash-Vac-Wax $60. Most Cars. Call or Text, 727-557-7803.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 CAREGIVERFull or Part Time, 25 Years Experience, Cooking, Cleaning, Personal Care, Errands, Driving, Medical Appts. Travel, More! Melissa, 727-215-8512. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. Computer Service 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 Accounting EXPERIENCED, CARING CNAAvailable for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Caregivers BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Li censed & Insured, References Since 1978. AVAILABLE WEEKENDS & WEEKDAYSfor House Cleaning or Organizing. 7yrs. Ex perience. Reliable, Energetic.Call today to schedule next Day 727-564-8499. Cleaning/Housekeeping
56 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. HANDY, HELPFUL, HAPPY-to do it! Small Moves, Errands, Tough Cleaning, Car Detailing, Dog Sitting and Odd Jobs. Great Prices. 727-744-1335. Home Improvement I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 57 DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & All Repairs. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco & Painting, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 15% Off. 727-458-4209. ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. Insurance 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. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Home Improvement Home Improvement INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Lawn/Landscape ATTENTION!All Churches, Non Prots & Seniors. Beat any Written Offer by 10%. Land scaping, Ground Maintenance. Ask Bobs Lawn Enforcement Agency. 727-637-7579.
58 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 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 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. Business Opportunity NEW HOME PARTIESEarn Free Educational Discovery Toys, Books & Games! Earn $$$. Call Dee, 727-526-5111. Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. HAIR STYLIST WANTEDChair Rental (can be split between 2 stylists), $150/Wk. Hair Designs, 6620 Central Ave. 727-418-6109. LAUNDRY ATTENDANT-Friendly, Evenings & Weekends. South St. Pete. Must be Good with Math, have Transportation and Clean record. 727-430-6690. EXP. SEAMSTRESS & TAILOR NEEDEDTyrone Area, FT/PT. 7247-347-7129. LIBRARY ADMINISTRATOR CITY OF GULFPORT. Highly Responsible supervisory work in the administration of programs and services offered at the City Library. Knowledge of modern library principles, practices and procedures, as well as overall library management. Must possess the ability to build strong professional relationships within the community. Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited American Library Association (ALA) college or university with a Masters degree in Library Science, along with four (4) years experience in professional library work, of which (2) two years must have been served at a supervisory level. Salary range:$47,760 $76,416 annually with excellent benets.The City of Gulfport is an equal opportunity employer and proactively encourages workplace diversity. Background/drug screenings will be conducted.Applications accepted through March 30, 2012 at City of Gulfport, 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, FL33707 or to email@example.com.E.O.E. Positions Wanted RETIRED LADY-Energetic, Will do Errands, Dr. Appts. Cooking, You Name it, I Will Do. Former CNA. $15hr. Call Me When Needed. 727-688-8708. Automotive 1997 FORD 150 CLUB CAB-Auto, 8cyl, 6ft. bed. Very Good Condition. $2795. obo 774473-4202. 1999 GRAND MARQUIS29K, New battery, loaded, excellent, almost new tires, white, $4995. 727-637-5187.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances REMODEL SAVINGS-Amana refrigerator, 2 yrs. old. Burgandy/stainless, $250. Whirlpool dishwasher, white, $150. Both top of the line, perfect. 727-367-5858. Moving/Hauling Plumbing PERSON FRIDAYGeneral Assistant. Run Errands, Yard work, Handyman, Some Ofce work. Must have working Vehicle, Cell phone and Computer. Resume to rrmediates@aol. com A/C COMPANY LOOKING FOR-Qualied Tech for Service Calls & Installs. 727-4200770. Help Wanted
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 59 TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. Health & Fitness BRAND NEW PRIDE JAZZY-614 Scooter. Cost $3700. Asking $2600. Private Seller. 727525-4584. MOBILITY SCOOTERPride Victory. $500 OBO. 727-344-2675 Marine WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. Wanted WANT TO RENT-Covered Parking Space in Town Shores 5/1 thru 11/7 207-577-3618. WANTED OLD TOBACCO PIPESAnd Military Zippo Lighters Private Collector. 727-5254584. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale ODDITIES HOUSEHOLD-Yard, Lg. Palms. Thurs & Fri. 8am.-12 5721 13th Ave. S. PLANTS, ONLY PLANTS-4724 24th Ave. S. Saturday 9am.-? MOVING SALE-Saturday 9am.-1pm. 6725 10th Ave. N. Dont Miss! 3 SALES BAYWOOD POINT(4768, 63, 52) Saturday, 8-? Go to end of 49th St. S., follow signs. Antiques, Vintage, Upscale home decor, new linens, paddle boat & tons of treasures. See Craig,s List Friday. SATURDAY 7:30-2:00PM-5519 19th Ave. S.Gently used Childrens Pedal Car and Wood Kitchen set, Clothes, Toys, Craft items, Fabric, Sterling Silver & Costume Jewelry. 3010 51ST ST. S.Saturday, 9-1. Riding Mower, 2 Trailers, Clothes, Household Items, Bike, Camping/Fishing Equipment. More!YEI MARKET 50% OFF SALE!A Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. THE PLAYFUL PAINTES-will have their 2nd Collection of Playfully Painted Refurbished Wood Furniture and Accessories for Sale this Saturday at 2816 57th St. S. Saturday 8am-2pm. in Gulfport. Come See these Fun, Functional, Colorful, Shabby Beach Pieces of Furniture and Accessories at Very Reasonable Prices. Also Find us on the Map for the Citywide Garage Sale. BIG SALE SATURDAY 9-?Corner 47th St. & 11th Ave. S. A Little Something for Everyone! 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. TIME TO CLEAN THE GARAGE AGAIN! Kingsize Serta matress & boxsprings. $100. Other furniture & kitchen items. Treadmill. Too much to list! Saturday 7a.m.-? Early bird specials! 2408 50th St. S. DONT MISS THIS ONE!-Saturday 10-3pm. Parking in Front of Home, Sale in Back. 3028 54th St. S. (near OMaddys). FRIDAY 10-26560 Central Ave (In Alley) Furniture, Glassware, Electronics, Records, Collectibles. Mention this ad for a free cup of coffee. 5142 PRESTON AVE. S. Friday & Saturday 8am.-?. ESTATE SALEFriday & Saturday 8am.-4pm. 5838 25th Ave. S. Furniture, Appliances, Garage Items, Clothing, Misc. Kitchen and Household. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3) times. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. 4 E.T. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. H.M. General NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over come All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. 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. Card of Thanks Legal Notices SATURDAY ONLY9-5p.m. Collectible Linens & Quilts, Cast Iron Cookware, Fishing Equip ment, Inatable Rubber Boat. 4621 23rd Ave. S. BIG SALE SATURDAY 9-?Corner 47th St. & 11th Ave. S. New & Used plus sized clothes. A Little Something for Everyone!
60 Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 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. 2BR/1BA HOUSE-4100 Queens St. N. St. Pete. Newly Remodeled. Move-in Ready. Large Backyard with Privacy Fence. $1000/ Mo. 1st/last $350/Security. No Smoking/Pets. Background Check Required. More Details/ Pics Craigslist 2887734092 Call for Appt. 727459-3859. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. 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. 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. $1000/MO. 1200FT. COMMERICAL-Bldg. w/ Garage (2862 21st Ave. N. St. Pete). Zoned Mfg, Tile, 1BA, Central Air, Lots of Parking No Security Deposit Call 727-470-1082.GULFPORT BARCELONA APTSLarge 2BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. Newly Remodeled, $750/Mo. $500/ Security plus Utilities. Well Maintained! 727347-1017. DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1BR plus enclosed porch. Tile thru-out. Freshly painted. $625/mo. plus $300 security. Includes W/S/G. Call 727452-5942. 5713 12TH AVE. S.-Very Nice 2BR/1BA House, Central A/C, Terrazzo oors, Extra Florida room, Laundry room with W/D, Big Kitchen, Fenced yard, Shed, Carport, Pets Ok. $850/Mo. Call 305-975-0840. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALSNewly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. No Rent til April! Call Rick 727-4180086. 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. WINSTON PARK NE ST. PETE2/2 Condo. 1st Floor, C/H/A, 55+, Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Carport, Includes W/S/G, Cable TV. No Smoking. $875/Mo. $875 Security. Call Cell, 727-424-2238. WATERFRONT 2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE1350SF, Seapoint Next to Skyway Bridge, $1275/Mo., $1275 Deposit. Ready Now. 608201-8077, 727-867-6819. 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. 2BR/1BA $650/MO.-Electric and 1/2 Water. 1st/last/security. 45th St. N. & 9th Ave. Call after 5pm. or on weekends. 727-409-3716. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch, Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. GULFPORT DUPLEX2BR/1BA, Florida Room, Central Heat & Air, $675/Mo. 727-3844371 or 727-344-1113. Yard/Garage Sale Yard/Garage Sale Yard/Garage Sale Marina District Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200.
Gabber March 15 March 21, 2012 61 TOWN SHORES NOTTINGHAM-2BR/2BA. 1120sqft, 2nd oor standard unit. Galley Kitchen 16.5x8 Florida room. CH/A, Covered Carport, Furnished. $1000/Mo. No Pets 727345-3221. 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.$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 GULFPORT FURNISHED HOUSE Fully Furnished 2BR/2BA Across from Marina for Short-Term Rental. Pet Friendly. 727-3280203. BAY ISLAND 1BRGreat waterview, cable, heated pools & hot tub, tennis, clubhouse, 55+ gated safe community. No smoking. $800/Mo. 727-729-9553. ADORABLE GULFPORT BEACH-Cottage 1BR/1BA, Furnished, Bamboo/Tile, Arts District & steps to Beach! $900/Mo., Water Included. Call Marie 727-657-1259. RE/MAX, www.mariedrew.com Accommodations to Share DOWNSTAIRS LARGE BDRS Furnished. Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. 727-434-2161. COQUINA KEY AREA-Furnished Room, w/ Cable TV, Clean, Share House, Laundry, Near Bus/Shop/Bay. No Pets. $400/Mo., +1/3 Utilities. No Lease! 727-347-6176. GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENTPrivate entrance & Bath. $120/Wk. 727-384-4371. HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $100/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Commercial Properties Rent PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE-on Central Ave. Includes Internet, Security System, Full Kitchen, Conference room and use of Copier. Ample Parking 727-896-6269. Real Estate Wanted 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 SATURDAY 12-3P.M. BAY ISLAND #207S. Pasadena, 1/1 Direct Waterfront. 7425 Bay Island Dr. Just Reduced $79,900. ST. PETE BEACH REALTY, Ed Hahn Presenting. 727687-4149. 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. SUNDAY 1-4PM-Town Shores Embassy Bdge. (#604). 55+. 2BR/2BA. 1450sf. on Open Water next to Clubhouse and Heated Pool. Youll Believe you are in a Tuscany Villa! Wood Ceiling Beams w/Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths. Walls Removed to Allow Enhanced View of Beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. Small Dog or Cat Ok. Possible Seller Financing. $179,000. Call Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. Real Estate for Sale 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. GOT TO SEE! GULFPORT SHORESFor Sale By OwnerDesirable Quiet 55+ small friendly condo community 2nd oor, 2BR/1BA. Like new furniture, upgrades, Bright & airy, overlooking pool & Clam Bayou. Call to see. $79,900. 727-871-0138. 1BR/1.5BA TOWN SHORESWindsor #907. New Price! $118,500. with 4 Months HOA at Closing. Stunning Waterfront Remodel, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appliances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727455-3556. 2/1 GARAGE C/H/ANewly Finished Hardwood Floors, Fresh Paint, Clean, Fenced Yard, W/D Hookup, Ceiling Fans, New Carpet. Great Neighbors. Will Accept HUD. 727-259-3176. Real Estate for Rent Open House Real Estate for Sale theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50 SOUTH PASADENA WATERFRONT -Condo. Large Corner Unit Top Floor, 2BR/2BA, New Kitchen & Baths, Immaculate Condition, Furnished. Only Used Winter Months, All Ame nities. Long Time Owner. Reduced Price! By Owner, No Brokers, firstname.lastname@example.org ST. PETE MOBILE HOME Resident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-727-1801.
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