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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 04-05-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2252 April 5 April 11, 2012 Teen Council Receives $500 Towards GoalsOMaddys Joe Guenther presented Teen Council with a check for $500. OMaddys donated ve percent of its St. Patricks Day prots to the Teen Council. Spring is in the AirDespite an injured foot, Donna Taylor still nds a way to take her daughter Katie Anderson-Taylor for a chicken ride at the Gulfport annual Spring Festival held last Saturday.See More Photos, page Introducing Your Vice Mayor: Sam HendersonFor the Ward Four representative, the second times the charm Gulfport has a new vice mayor: senior Councilmember Sam Henderson. At the last meeting, which Mayor Mike Yakes did not attend, the council voted 2-2 to appoint Councilwoman Barbara Banno as vice mayor, with both councilmen Dan Liedtke and Sam Henderson voting no. The council discussed the process at the following workshop and voted again last night. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon nominated Barbara Banno, which Councilwoman Banno seconded. This time, Councilmembers Liedtke and Henderson voted against as did Mayor Yakes. Mayor Mike Yakes asked Councilman Henderson about his availability. The councilman reminded the council he See Vice Mayor, page 6 Volleyball May Come to Town On Tuesday, Gulfport started talking to Tampa Bay Clubs Sports about bringing volleyball leagues to Gulfport Beach. Councilman Dan Liedtke, who is active in the league, brought the suggestion to the city manager. See Volley Ball, page 3

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2 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Come Back to Earth!Amber Hookway comes back to earth at the Egan Park boat ramp after a day of training others on the JetLev, a waterpowered jet pack. The Dania-based company brought their James Bond-style technology to St. Pete Beach, where the company spent the week training locals on the JetLev. These high-tech water packs retail for just under $100,000, but by the end of the month the Tradewinds expects to have rentals available.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 3 Sanctuary CommunityAc upunctur eSanctuary CommunityAc upunctur e 5111 Central Ave. St. P ete., FL. 33710 5111 Central Ave. St. P ete., FL. 33710$20 to $40Treatments effective for headache, back pain, IBS, stopping smoking, weight loss, anxiety. Dan Fitzsimmons A.P.www.SanctuaryAcupuncture.comwww.SanctuaryAcupuncture.comper treatmentSeniors On Fixed Income? $20.00 Treatment 727-422-6945 Volleyball, from front page We could be creating an additional attraction to downtown Gulfport, Councilman Liedtke said Tuesday night. Tampa Bay Clubs Sports Volleyball leagues currently plays at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach, Crabby Bills in Tampa and the Yard in St. Petersburg. The club will look at the size of the area before making a decision, city manager Jim OReilly said. They will talk again before making a decision. Underwater Egg Hunt, Spring Festival ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The City of St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex is excited to be hosting its 5th Annual Underwater Egg Hunt in the pool on Saturday, April 7th. Children will swim and this uniquely-Florida event. Three different sessions of the egg hunt will be held so that all children get to participate; the sessions are 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 10:45 a.m. The Underwater Egg Hunt costs just $4 per child and includes free pool swim following the event until 3 p.m.! Beginning at 10 a.m., participants will receive sessionbasis and all are encouraged to bring mesh bags to gather their eggs. Also starting at 10 a.m. is their family-friendly Spring Festival right next door to the pool in Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This awesome event will feature a TouchA-Truck interactive exploration vehicles, tractors and more. The Spring Festival lasts until 1 p.m. and will also include music, games, bounce houses, make-and-take craft and pottery stations, Community Center instructor demos, the Jimmy Meatballs food truck and much more! For more information on this event, contact the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245 or go online to www. spbrec.com. MARSP The St. Petersburg Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N. After lunch and a brief business meeting, those members who have signed up will leave for a 1:30 p.m. tour of the Chihuly Museum.Call 572-9854.

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4 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Fun in the Sun Day Event 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 7 from 10 a.m. to12 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! Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their fourth Pancake Breakfast of the season on Saturday, April 7th from 7 a.m to 11 am. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Menu includes pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Town Shores Red Hatters Bunko will be played on Friday, April 13 in the clubhouse lounge. It makes planning easier if you RSVP to Petie at 343-6450 or Judy at 344-7558. Play begins at 12:45 p.m. Bring $2.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 5 Come out for the SoSocial Networking Please join the 49th Street South Business Association (So49) for their SoSocial, a community networking event on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. The SoSocial will be held at Island Flavors and Tings, 1411 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Light Refreshments and beverages will be provided. Come on by, meet and greet your fellow merchants and property owners in the So49 neighborhood. To learn more about So49 please visit www.So49.org. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on April 11 at 10 a.m. and get a copy of The 2012 Guide for Real Florida Gardeners which explains native plants and where to purchase them. Anyone who has a group can contact me at 384-0701 to tour the park. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue. South Pasadena Civic Association South Pasadena Civic Association will be going to Largo Community Center to enjoy "Atlantic City Boys" in concert featuring Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons on Thursday, April 12th. Tickets are limited. Cost is $16 for members, $18 for non-members. Call Agnes for reservations at 347-5292.

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6 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Vice Mayor, from front pageand had tried to keep the council aware of any known absences. Ive rescheduled classes around workshops, he said. I feel Im very available to do the job. I enjoy all of it. I dont see any reason why I cant be available to do this. Councilman Liedtke nominated Councilman Henderson, which Councilman Henderson seconded. yes, although both Councilwomen Banno and Salmon said they voted yes out of respect for you Mayor. Vice Mayor Henderson attends graduate school at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, works part time and lives in Ward Four. His wife, Laura, teaches elementary school. Together they have a teenage daughter. Vice Mayor Henderson and his wife also sing in a band. Gulfports Free Clothing Swap To Benet CASAGULFPORTGulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, April 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South. Participants are invited to to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th.

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8 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 ArtSpring SOUTH PASADENA  Judy Dutenhaver ponders First Light for Oysters at South Pasadenas ArtSpring. The annual show, now in its 26th year, features roughly 100 artists, most of whom live locally. eBook Training at the Library Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Intro to eBooks (except Kindle, which will be featured in an upcoming class) is on this Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from their digital catalog. Bring your eReader for one-on-one assistance. Basic computer skills and registration required. Come to the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. to reserve or call the Reference Desk at 893-1073. Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg will remain open from 4-8 p.m. on Mondays and will continue their All You Can Eat Monday Night Pasta Dinner for $6. Beginning tonight and continuing Thursdays thereafter from 4-8 p.m. the Lodge will be open serving fried chicken tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner. Bernie McCabe to Speak at GOP Club Bernie McCabe, the State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit which embraces Pinellas and Pasco Counties, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, April 11th at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. During Mr. McCabes 20 years of service, his his presentation, Mr. McCabe will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus Pries at 864-0312.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 9 Hickman Theater Hosts Art Tour City of Imagination-Gulfport Arts Center and the 49th Street South Business Association (So49) have partnered with the City of Gulfport to present the SoStudio Tour 2012 Preview Exhibit. Participating artists include Patsi Aguero, Janet Corrigan, Cheryll Grogan, Barbara Nicolazzo, Owen Pach, Carol Pieszchala, Melissa Schultz, artists of The Schork-Munsell Studios, and Catherine Weaver of Uniquely Original Art Gallery. Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on First Friday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater gallery space. Come out and preview the art to be presented on the tour on May 12, meet the featured artists, and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. A cash bar will be provided by the City of Gulfport. The Catherine Hickman Theater is located at 5501 27th Avenue S. For more information; www.CityofImagination.info or www. so49.org. 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 11 The Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on April 10th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be music by Mike Balisterri. Call 399-1272 for reservations. Community Band to Give March Concert The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert on April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Galatea Gardens band shell. Come join the band and Musical Director Max Millspaugh for some stirring music that will have you tapping your toes to the beat as the band plays, among others, the Brooke Marine March, the Walking Frog March, the Queen City March and An American Rhapsody. Bring your friends and lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. There is free parking and handicapped accessibility. The South Pasadena Band is sponsored by the City of South Pasadena and community donations. Come Hear Brazilian Jazz David Manson and his O SOM DO JAZZ band will perform at the West St. Petersburg Community Library on April 11th at 7:30 p.m. The library is on the SPC/Gibbs campus at 6605 Fifth Avenue N. The 6-piece band features Brazilian bossa-nova and samba-jazz and the performance will include Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson. Band Leader Dr. David Manson is a professor of music at St. Petersburg College. He leads other Tampa Bay bands including Helios. The best way to approach the library is from 9th Ave. N. and turn south on 67th St. This will lead you right into the library parking lot. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of West St. Petersburg Library and is free. The Friends bookstore maintained at the library will be open from 7 p.m. and during the concert. City of South Pasadena $1,000 Scholarship South Pasadena residents and high school graduating students of the City of South Pasadena, have until May 31, 2012 to apply for the City's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been City residents for the past two years, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South

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12 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Senior Boaters can Get Tips USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78 will be hosting Jim Eastman, author, former Coast Guardsman, and a recreational boater with many decades of both freshwater and saltwater boating experience. Known for his highly successful senior boater seminars that helped issues, his handbook and guide gives senior boaters an eye-opening look at the effects of human aging on boater safety and what can be done to minimize the effects for extending safe and enjoyable boating years. The seminar is open to the public on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m., 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, at the Warren Webster Building, one mile south of the Don CeSar. Attend an Orchid Repotting Clinic The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will be holding an orchid repotting clinic on Saturday, April 7th from 9 a.m. until noon at 12350 Ridge Road in Largo. The public is invited to bring their orchids for instruction on how to repot their orchids or have it done for them. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase. The Society will divide, if necessary, and repot your overgrown orchids for a nominal charge. Get them ready for spring. Cash or check. For more information call 813-9180-4546. Massachusetts Society to Meet The last meeting of the Massachusetts Society for the winter season will be on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at the Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport. They will be having their famous pizza party. They club will resume meetings in November. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 13 Letters Gulfport Police Explorers offer Thanks Dear Editor: The Gulfport Police Explorer's would like to publicly thank a few people who helped the First Annual Explorer Academy turn is to Gulfport Police Chief Robert teach and train with us. The next is to McDonald's, Fazio's Pizza & Subs, and O'Maddy's Bar & Grille for supplying us lunch. Also I would like to think Boca Ciega High School's Principal Michael Vigue for allowing us to utilize the school's campus for training purposes. It was great working with you and we hope we can do this again."Sergeant Charleston Fritts Explorer Supervisor/ Community LiasionBeware These Other Rooms Dear Editor: Every eating establishment that feeds us is required to also provide us with bathroom facilities. These other rooms have exotic titles but are most often referred to as rest rooms. Theres no resting here. Just get in and out as soon as possible. These other rooms are downright dangerous. A person will probably never enter another room as contaminated with germs. Safety and proper sanitation are not the highest priority for many of these restaurant owners. It is not only the ugliness of their appearance but the danger that lies in the unclean magnitude of the facility itself. Some of our most popular restaurants in the Gulfport /South Pasadena area are guilty of neglecting the safety and health of their customers.John R. Hahn License-free Fishing days in Florida. The days are perfect chances for parents, who dont yet have a license, to take without having to purchase a license. Florida residents and nonresidents, mark these Saturdays on your calendar for 2012: April 7, Freshwater; June 2, Saltwater; June 9, Freshwater; Sept. 1, Saltwater. All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. The license

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14 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. They enjoy lunch and visiting with each other. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. Come join us on April 12 for a Mystery Style Show presented by members. They expect to have a great time guessing the characters who appear. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. SPCREA often plans fun Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@ yahoo.com for more information.Take a Lifeguard Certication CourseST. PETE BEACHWant 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 15 Senior Center Open HouseAs part of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Centers open house last Wednesday, the Gulfport Historical Society hosted a Then and Now history expo. Jerryanne Hindman shows off a then costume. Sailing Into Savings Gerald Boyer inspects a teak block he purchased at the Marine Flea Market. The annual event, held on Miriam Street between the marina and Clam Bayou, had everything from bits of line to windsurfers for sale.

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16 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 These Bocce Ladies had a Blast Winners of the Town Shores Bocce Blast Ladies Division (L-R): Capt. Diane Dagenais, Helen Hastings, Carol White, Ref. Bob Clinkard, Joan Richardson, Annette Nakutny, Bobbie McLoughlin and Ruth Ficalora. Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will host Roses 101 presented by the Tampa Bay Rose Society on Tuesday, April 10th at 7 p.m. at 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Cost is $5. 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, 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 17 Saying Goodbye to Margo At a dinner in her honor, longtime loyal Chamber of Commerce volunteer Margo Scannell accepted accolades from Gulfport themed parting gifts. Margo put off her retirement for over a year, for the sake of the chamber, Gulfport chamber president Lori Rosso said, explaining that Margo knew the chambers move would mean big changes for the organization. She knew the move it signaled a major shift in priorities. We had to grow up, [and] she stayed on for our sake. Rosso says the chamber will start a new volunteer program for retirees looking to give back to the community, and she hopes Margos shoes. You can never replace Margo. She has 15 years of knowledge and service. She truly knows our members. She sees them out and about, she said.   Shes earned it. Shes really given us a lot more than we deserve, Rosso said. Shes been a real guiding light for me, and I will miss that. Hold on to Your Coconuts! Join Buddy Smith and Michael C. LaRose and The No Name Storm blew Molly Hatchet of the stage at the Casino in 2003) cordially invite everyone to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 14th from 2-6 p.m. at The Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Marina District area. Event is BYOB coolers OK. Bring a dish. Additional musical entertainment will be provided by Paul Bernard & Friends followed by Jake N Bacon and then the Storm. This event is sponsored by OMaddys, Fazios, Rainbow Plumbing, Boat & Lift Solutions and Michael C. LaRose, Inc. Many thanks to one and all.Come Celebrate Relay For Life in Gulfport! Every year, Relay For Life is held in communities across America. This unique event is held by American Cancer Society and its goal is to raise family-friendly way. This year, the Relay For Life of Gulfport will be held on Saturday, April 14th starting at 2 p.m. The event commences with a short walk around the Gulfport caregivers and survivors. Following the Survivor/Caregiver walk and introduction, the day will be packed with music, games, food and fun for all ages. Kids can take some time in the bounce house or take a ride down the slip and slide. There will also be plenty of games and activities for teens and adults including corn-hole and volleyball. You can also visit the Relay teams booths set up around the track which will be offering different items for sale. All proceeds more information about this years Relay For Life in Gulfport, please contact Sandy at 727-320-2069 and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ Relay For Life takes place from 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th until 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 15th at

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18 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club show 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. Classied Advertising $450* for a 10 word ad. 20 each additional word. Display Advertising from $1420** per column inch

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 19 The Gabs At the Marine Flea Market we stopped by the CERT table where volunteers were selling hot dogs. We asked people what toppings make the perfect hot dog.Jim Handley, Midland, Ottawa : Ketchup only. Diane Norris, Gulfport: Stadium mustard, onions and relish. Bob Worthington, Gulfport: Lots of onions and a little bit of mustard. John Hogg, London, Ontario: Mustard, onions and sauerkraut.

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20 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Free Passover at Beth-El Shalom Watch the Passover seder come alive. Come learn the meaning of each of the Passover food items and ceremonies. They will have a full service with all the food items to taste such as the matzah, charoset, maror, etc., everything except a dinner. Come and enjoy this special time at a Passover service on Friday, April 6th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic congregation is located at 1701 29th Ave. N. (at the corner of 17th St.) St. Petersburg. All are welcome. Free admission, limited seating, preregistration is necessary. For more info call 345-7777, e-mail Rabbi@ Jewishheritage.net, web: www. Jewishheritage.net.

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22 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 County Extension Celebrates Earth Day Save money, make a difference and save the planet by joining experts from the University of Florida to discover ways to save energy and money through the Free scheduled courses are available at: Pinellas County Extension Service, Largo, Wednesday, April 11, 6 to 7 p.m.; Brooker Creek Preserve, Saturday, April 14, 10 to 11 a.m.; Weedon Island Preserve, Saturday, April 21, 10 to 11 a.m. and the Largo Public Library, Wednesday, April 25, 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will receive free money and energy-saving equipment in addition to the latest research-based information from the University of Florida. Participants of this free program are given the opportunity to become part of a easy, energy-saving changes in the home. Registration is required. Visit www.pinellascountyextension.org to sign up today. Call 727-582-2581.Summer Softball at North Shore Park Join the St. Petersburg HalfCentury Softball Club in preparation for their 80th season. Summer softball sessions are at North Shore Park every MWF at 9 a.m. beginning April 16. Applications and try-outs are available for 60 game season beginning October 29. Take this opportunity to play yourself into pitch action. Interested players aged 49-74 should contact Joe Hannah at 727-420-8102.

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24 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshops The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue). A 30-minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, Tuesday, April 17th; Friday, April 27th and Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. This interactive presentation covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as statistics and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. All attendees will law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. Reservations are required as spaces are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Pedestrian Campaign, at 813974-9215 or jlbrenne@cutr.usf.edu. Voter Registration Offered in Gulfport Voter registration will be offered at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 13th. You will need to have your license or last four digits of your social security number. Some reasons to update your registration include change of address, change change in your signature due to age, tremor or injury or if you have not voted in the 2004 an d 2008 presidential elections.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 25 BPW to Hold Unhappy HourBusiness and Professional Women will hold the groups annual Unhappy Hour in recognition of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 17, from 5:307:30 p.m. at Marchands Bar and Grill inside the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in downtown St. Petersburg at 501 Fifth Avenue NE. The public is invited to this not-for-women-only event. There is no cost to attend and no RSVP is necessary. Equal Pay Day, which this year falls on April 17, marks the day the average earns the same amount of pay that her male counterpart earned in the previous calendar year. According to recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, women on average earn 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Therefore, if a man were paid $50,000 to perform his job from January 1 through December 31, 2011, it will take a woman in the same position, on average, from January 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012, to earn the same amount. For more information on the April 17th event, please call Kristin Guenthardt at 727-551-5225. For more information on BPW/ St. Petersburg-Pinellas, visit the website: www.BPWStPetePinellas. org. Take a Boating Class USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Gulfport will offer the next ABS Class on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. Please use side entrance. Books and materials are provided. Upon completion you will receive wallet card and Florida State Boating Card. Cost is $40 per student. For reservations or more information call 727-399-7986. Spring Bonnet Tea at Womans Club GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club presents their annual Spring Bonnet Tea on Sunday, April 15th from 3-5 p.m. at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. in St. Petersburg. Event features traditional tea service and entertainment. Cost is $10. For reservations contact Laura Brock at tampabay.rr.com. Proceeds will Restoration Fund.

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26 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay meets at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, on Sunday, April 15. Peter Summers will present a program on Getting the Most out of the National Archives Website. A pre-program social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. and the featured program starts at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. There is no charge for attending the meeting. For information on the organization or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652. Get Ready for Summer with Swim LessonsST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex offers swim lessons for children of all ages to get everyone ready for summer time. Learn to Swim classes are available for children ages 3 and older of all skill levels. Classes are held Monday through Friday in 30-minute daily classes for two weeks. Classes are available from 5-5:30 p.m. or 5:35-6:05 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The next session of classes will be held April 16th April 26th with registration going on now. All classes are led by American Red cost $35 for St. Pete Beach residents and $40 for non-residents. Courses will continue to be offered all spring and summer long to get your children summer-ready. Call the pool for more information at 363-9245 and visit www.spbrec.com. Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for all levels at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be available. Call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. for more information.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 27 Elder Consumer Protection Law Day The Elder Consumer Protection Program at Stetson University College of Laws Center for Excellence in Elder Law is proud to host another Elder Consumer Protection Law Day on Thursday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stetson (Eleazer Courtroom), 1401 61st Street S. in Gulfport. Members of the public are invited to attend this free community education event. Presenters and exhibitors will highlight consumer protection and awareness with a focus toward elders and a spotlight on scams and frauds. Free consumer services will be provided, including secure document shredding drop-off, do-not-call/optout registration, and free credit report registration. Registration is required and limited, serve basis. To register, or for more information, contact Slade V. Dukes at 727-562-7888 or elderconsumers@ law.stetson.edu. Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon starting on $40 or $10 per individual class. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727251-0424 US Coast Guard to Speak At Womans Club The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, April 13th at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lt. Commander Chris Delemere of the US Coast Guard. He will enlighten them on the various duties involving the locally based Coast Guard unit. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Guests are welcome. Call 727822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org. Bring the Kids to Fishing DerbyST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Department is hosting its annual Hooked on Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Merry Pier in historic Passa-Grille. The tournament is open to kids and teens of all ages and costs $5 to enter. Fishing gear and prizes will be awarded in fun categories such as required; all participants will check in and pay at Merry Pier, 801 Passa-Grille Way, on the day of the event. Light refreshments and participants Call the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245 for more information.

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28 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Holiday Mathis In 2006, NASA dispatched the New Horizons spacecraft to explore the outer reaches of the solar system. New Horizons has been over the storms and around the moons of Jupiter and is now beyond the halfway point between Earth and Pluto. This week through mid-September, Pluto goes retrograde suggesting that a transformation is underway, though we cannot fully move forward until we look back and assess where weve been. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You havent attained your goal yet, though its not for lack of trying. Youve taken action. Your head and heart are in the right place. The most likely reason for the delay is that youre simply not ready for the responsibilities (and headaches!) that go along with your goal. Appreciate this blessing in disguise. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You dont believe you should be immune from trouble and strife. Instead, you accept that obstacles are a part of life, and you welcome the challenge this presents. Seeing life as a game helps you take a playful approach. Being a mature problem solver, youll inspire others to behave in kind -and possibly to hire you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The animals take leisure time at their, well, leisure. Human animals like you sometimes subvert these instincts in order to answer an email or cook dinner. When will you unwind? Sooner is better than later. Thursday and Friday will treat you gently, so take advantage. Relax! CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youre talking to yourself in a certain manner all day long. Do you know what youre saying? Its time to become more message being communicated from you to you that isnt helping matters one bit. With simple awareness of this, you can change it, thus changing your destiny! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Truth and facts are not the same things. Facts can be checked, but truth is trickier because its highly personal and individual, based on a philosophy or a feeling. Youll be looking for information this week to guide your way. Dont get too hung up on the facts. What will help you more is the truth. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is said that there was a soldier in World War II who fell from an airplane, without a parachute, from an altitude of about 18,000 feet and survived. His fall was cushioned by the branches of pine trees and a blanket of deep snow. You may feel lucky this week, and you will be! But pack your parachute anyhow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Its nice when the things you want come easily to you. But thinking it should always be this way is a recipe for frustration and sadness. You accept that challenge is just a part of life, and you welcome it. You feel ready to take on the full range of responsibilities that come with successful living. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Pressure should not be allowed to build in our lives. Its not good for your attitude, and its not good for your health. Help yourself out by regularly letting off steam this week. Also, lessen the effects of high-pressure events by doing what it takes to make sure youre really ready for them. Plan ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). New goals wont gel until youve taken them through a process of soul searching. Though you want something, in moments of being extremely real with yourself, you may, deep down, encounter resistance to the idea. When this happens, consider it a breakthrough. It will help you want the right thing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Objectively, you may not want to be a part of a clique, but you may realize today that you already are. At least, thats how its seen from another persons point of view. Youll have to go out of your way to be aware of this -to reach out and prevent others from feeling like outsiders. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People who have made mistakes and have been forgiven will have more love to give. This is true because theyve been on the receiving end of a bigger love; theyve been shown the way. Its something to take into account, as youll be in a position to accept a gift from such a person this week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your brain is always working to protect you and your assets, the most important of which is your time. Snap judgments based on visual cues, stereotypes and the like will, for the most part, be accurate enough to keep you from getting distracted by people and situations that will waste your time. This Week's Birthdays: Youll bask in attention as loved ones gather around to celebrate and please you. Youll set new goals, attitude, which might be described as driven. A contest will be featured next month. A relationship builds with shared adventure in June. You seize an opportunity for expansion in August. This may include a move. November brings reasons to investigate new professional and bring vows, promises and contracts. 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

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 29 St. Pete College Job Fair Once again, St. Petersburg College State Representatives Larry Ahern and Jim Frishe are joining forces to put on a Bay Area Job Fair scheduled for Friday, April 20 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. It will again be held on SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center. This high-capacity room is located in the Community Library Annex. Again, the job fair is a free event for both employers and job seekers. They have limited the number of for the event. Urban Gypsies Return to Art Village Thanks to the support of the sponsors of the Art Village Court Yard, the Urban Gypsies will roll in to town on April 21st from 6:3010 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk bringing the famed Loga Phone, Mandolin, Guitar, Drums, Sweet harmonies, Tribal Disco Gypsy Bluegrass music and high energy fun for a free community concert. Its going to be a crazy fun time says singer and percussionist Leta Woloshuk. We really miss the Court Yard, this will be a celebration for us. The Art Village Court Yard is located at 2914 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Visit urbangypsies@msn. com. South Pasadena Arbor Day Celebration The South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden Park at 7015 Sunset Drive S. The City will receive its 23rd consecutive Tree Awards will be presented to the winners and runner-ups in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School band and chorus will perform. This years tree will be planted in memory of former Commissioner Lou Ippolito. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in the Hibiscus Hall Room at the South Pasadena City Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena. Floral Design Class Come join them at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral Design classes. 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 11th and April 18th. Classes are $25 per class. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 or makeitandtakeit@ yahoo.com with questions. Preregistration with deposit required.Picnic in Lido ParkST. PETE BEACHThe Lido Beach Civic Association will have their annual picnic in Lido Park on 45th Ave. on Saturday, April 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All residents are invited. Call 360-7339.

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30 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comAARP Income Tax Assistance, Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. through April 16 (last day). FMI, call 893-1073. Taxpayers must bring Social Security Cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a photo ID, and all pertinent records: W-2's, 1099's, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Art Afternoons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-5 pm. Classes for children ages 8 13, in which they will draw, paint, sculpt, and more during different sessions. FMI, call 893-1074 and ask for Sheri. Voter Registration: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am noon. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to register/ update. Intro to eBooks (except Kindle, which will be featured in an upcoming class): Saturday, April 7, 11 am 1 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Bring your eReader for one-on-one assistance. Basic computer skills & registration required. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 8931073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, April 14, starting at 10:30 am, Puss in Boots (2011 release); and, Hugo (2011 release); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. call 893-1073 FMI. Earth Day Crafts Program: Saturday, April 21, 1:30 4 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 Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 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. Non-refundable 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 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 non-res. 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. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. sion begins Wed., April 25th, 11 a.m. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. more information. 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 727-748-6612. 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. 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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Freedom Found The Musical DramaApril 6 April 8 Fri./Sat. 7pm. Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $20 & up.Available at: Gulfport Casino, Eileen;s Resale Boutique, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, or on line at: FreedomFoundMusical.com 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 Voter Registration: Voter registration or re-registration forms as well as voting information will be available at the Senior Center on Fri. Apr. 13 from 10am to noon. Series on Hearing Healthcare: Learn about Medical Conditions that Affect Hearing & Balance by Rachele M. Orsini, Au. D., CCC-A on Thurs. Apr. 5 at 1pm. Other presentations offered through the month: April 12, 1pm: Coping with Hearing Loss & Finding Empowerment by Jeff Rupp & Gwen Sand (Deaf & Hearing Connection); Apr. 19 at 1pm: Improving Relationships thru Better Communication by Rachele M. Orsini; Apr. 26, 1pm: Better Hearing means Better Living Taking Charge of your Hearing Healthcare by Rachele M. Orsini. Fabulous Fashion Show & Entertainment: Mark your calendar for a fabulous Fashion Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Apr. 11 at 1:00pm (not 2pm as previously posted). The event also includes entertainment by Gail Biron performing a program of classic songs. Refreshments will also be served. Get your tickets at the Senior Center in advance: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Senior Center Flea Market Theres always a good bargain at the Senior Center Flea Market. Dont miss out on Fri. Apr. 13, 10am to 2pm. 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. Volunteer Drivers Needed : The Senior Center is looking for a few good drivers to transport our seniors who sometimes have medical appointments that cannot be accommodated by GEMS. If you have an excellent driving record and would like to offer your assistance, please call the Senior Center. A background check and a physical are required. A city vehicle will be provided. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? Hard Rock Tea Room on Apr. 16 ($49); Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. SpecialPECIAL SERVICES Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for hearing impaired Floridians will be distributed on Tues. April 17, 9:3011:30am courtesy of the Deaf & Hearing Connection. Free Legal Assistance: Free legal assistance will be offered on Fri. Apr. 20 at 9:30am courtesy of the Community Law Program. Includes wills, living wills, power of attorney, etc. for qualifying seniors 60 and over. 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. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 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

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32 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Scott LafeeDont Hate That Late Weight Being old and fat doesnt necessarily translate into being unhappy, too. At least not according to a new study of 10,000 people in the United Kingdom and United States who were evaluated on eight different factors, including perception of general health, social functioning, mental health and pain. The study, reported in the European Journal of Epidemiology, found that most of the respondents said they enjoyed a better quality of life as they aged, even if the physical quality of their lives declined. Being overweight or obese did not alter their perceptions of mental health. People with a body mass index of more than 30 displayed similar upbeat mental qualities to those considered to be at a healthy weight. Its obvious that peoples physical quality of life deteriorates as they age, but what is interesting is that their mental well-being doesnt also deteriorate-in fact it increases, said Saverio Stranges, who led the study at the University of Warwick. The researchers suggest one reason could be that older people have developed more robust coping abilities. Theyve learned how to deal with hardship and negative circumstances. It may also be partly due to lower expectations. The study also looked at the effect the optimum amount was between six and eight hours compared to people who slept less or more. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. GET ME THAT. STAT! Of the estimated 35 million people worldwide with dementia, the World Health Organization says more than half live in lowand middle-income more than 70 percent by 2050. The WHO predicts dementia rates will more than double in eastern and southern Asia, with projected growth rates of 134 to 146 percent in Latin America and 125 percent for North Africa and the Middle East. DOC TALK Bury the hatchet -to accidentally leave a surgical instrument inside a patient. PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Chaetophobia fear of hair BEST MEDICINE First guy: Did you hear about the paranoid dyslexic? Second guy: Yes, he was always afraid he was following someone. OBSERVATION We dont get fat because we overeat; we overeat because were getting fat. -American writer Gary Taubes (Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It) LAST WORDS That is indeed very good. I shall have to repeat that on the Golden Floor! -English poet A.E. Housman (1859-1936) to his doctor, who had just told him a joke.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 33 Funday Coming to Boca Ciega Yacht ClubIts almost time again for the Annual Spring Funday at Boca Ciega Yacht Club on South Tifton Drive to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. As always, there will be free hot dogs of prizes, face painting for the kids, exhibits, and best of all sailboat rides for all. Its all free! BCYC Funday is always a gala event to introduce the club and its activities to the community. Last year, over 600 neighbors attended, 300 sailboat rides were enjoyed, and 800 hot dogs were consumed. There will be more of everything this year. In case of inclement weather, BCYC Funday will be held on Sunday, April 29. Mark your calendars, set aside the day, and bring you entire family to enjoy fun in the sun and on the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega Bay. BCYC is just south of the Gulfport Marina with plenty of parking on the grounds. Out of courtesy, please leave your beloved pets at home. Featuring the Eden Valley Region of Australia If you like rich, colorful wines, youll love Coonawarra. Coonawarra is the Limestone Coasts main wine region. Often called Australias other red centre, its premium red wines have won many awards. Its Cabernet Sauvignon is internationally renowned and its Shiraz isnt far behind. The regions terra rossa soil (red soil found on limestone) is perfect for grape growing. of the regions most recognizable wineries. Some of the most recognizable vines in Coonawarra are; Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz

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34 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Local ObituariesCharlesHARLES BudUD DanksANKS, SrR., 82, formerly of Greenwich, CT, and Gulfport, FL, died March 8th in Sun City Center, FL. Born in Greenwich, Nov. 28th, 1929. While in Greenwich, Bud was a funeral director and involved in many activities including, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Cos Cob Fire Dept., American Legion, also directed many parades in Greenwich, retired from by his wife, Marilyn, and is survived by his 5 children, Kim Servais, Linda (Frank) Sclafani, Alan (Debbie) Danks, Becky (Chris) Norris, Chuck Danks, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and his very dear friend Helen Vance. In lieu to the Shriners or your favorite charity. FOX, MichaelICHAEL TheodoreHEODORE, 61, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on March 25, 2012. He was an avid nothing more than his family. He served in the Coast Guard. He was a devoted husband to Paula for 26 years; loving father of Brandy, Cayce and Michael; proud grandfather of Morgan, Riley, and Micah. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Flaherty and brother William Fox. In lieu to the American Cancer Society. Ceremonies will be in Keller, GA. Online memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 727-321-3321. JaroschAROSCH, AlexanderLEXANDER, 77, of Gulfport, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at home. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 125 in Gulfport, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 72 in St. Petersburg, and Gulfport CERT. He is survived by his loving wife Judith; Children Jo Anne, David, Fred; grandchildren Alexis and Will. There will be a gathering on March 30, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu Suncoast Hospice. Visit the familys personalized online Guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral HomesTyrone,727-347-3363. KOZLOWSKI, AleksanderLEKSANDER, 97, of Gulfport, passed away on April 1. Born in Lomza, Poland, Aleks proudly served in the Polish Army during WWII. He was a Prisoner of War in Germany and returned to Poland afterwards. He moved to Buffalo, NY in 1953 and was quickly employed by Ford Motor Company. Aleks became a naturalized citizen in 1962. He met the love of his life, Margot, and they married on Aug. 17, 1957. They lived in Lackawanna, NY until 1984 when they moved to Gulfport. Aleks enjoyed growing roses in NY and continued to create beautiful gardens in Florida using native plants everyone enjoyed his Green Thumb. He belonged to St. Paul Catholic Church and the Polonia Polish Club, 4350 16th St. N. Aleks was a founding supporter of the Club and served for many years as the Marshal. He and Margot enjoyed dancing and attending the various club events. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007. His loving wife, Margot predeceased him in 2008, and he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was a friend to all. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 4 followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 35 Spring for the Arts 2012 Spring for the Arts is a celebratory Cultural Arts Center on April 28 from 7-10 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Pier. This cocktail gala will showcase the exhibit Retrospect, over 100 paintings by Creative Clay member artists, live music by the Whitney James Quintet, professional swing dancing, complimentary swing dance lessons, celebrity emcee Danielle McBroom of 97X, a silent auction, a donated by Folkfest St. Pete artists, such as Missionary Mary Proctor, and local artists including Duncan McClellan, portrait drawings and painting demonstrations by Creative Clay member artists, food tastings from local premiere restaurants, and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. All ticket holders present at the event will be eligible to win an original painting by a Creative Clay member artist. For more ticket purchase or sponsorship information, call 727-825-0515 or go to www.creativeclay.org/event/ spring-for-the-arts. Volunteer Opportunity Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free 1-888831-0404 or visit the programs Web com. CTK needs Shorts Its spring. Its warm and Clothes To Kids has an immediate need for shorts for elementary, middle and high school students in sizes 5 to XXXL. Clothes To Kids can also use jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants and skirts. Clothes To Kids serves Pinellas students, K thru 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 3rd Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers welcomed. organization provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call 4415050 or visit our website atwww. ClothesToKids.org.

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38 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 COULD YOU USE A PERSONAL ASSISTANT? COULD YOU USE A PERSONAL ASSISTANT?1-888-WEELGUY 933-5489 JUST CALL THE WEEL GUY ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! EarthFest 2012 Parade Workshops First Florida Frontiers and Earth Scouts of St Petersburg are hosting a series of community workshops on Sundays April 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. Gulfport Library Book Shop Books make wonderful gifts and the Circle of Friends receives new books every day! Visit the book shop at 5501 28th Avenue S. Shop 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 dont accept 8-track tapes. Display Ad ve rtising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline Tues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 39 Excerpts heard at the April 6, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesId like to speak in favor of the motion. I think its a great opportunity to begin to get some revenue from our wonderful beachfront. But beyond that, I think it provides some level of control... some of those waterfront venues are excellent for folk festivals... the sponsors could then rent the space.   Bob Newcomb, about beach pavilion rentals. Mr. Newcomb serves as the Executive Director for the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, although he did not say he It doesnt serve us and I just dont like that.   Mayor Mike Yakes, about the Central Avenue Trolley. I want to congratulate our Teen Council. They came in second place in the League of Cities [contest] and brought back $500 for Teen Council. Vice Mayor Sam HendersonAbout the Vice-Mayorship...I absolutely have heard from the public, in more places than I thought were appropriate.   Mayor Mike Yakes While it is the councils responsibility... all the citizens of Gulfport have a vested interest. Id like to speak in support of Sam Henderson.   Bonnie Sklaren, resident I found it very disappointing that you made it evident that theres a split, right from the start... boys on the left, girls on the right... I hope the split doesnt continue. Jan Lowe, about the councils inability to select a vice mayor at the previous meeting. Well, here. Ill run the meeting. This is exactly what we dont need to be demonstrating to our public.   Mayor Mike Yakes, when Councilmember Jennifer Salmon told councilmember Sam Henderson why she wanted to make a nomination instead of addressing the motion on the table. I respect each and every one of you but Im not going to let this get out of control.   Mayor Mike Yakes, after resident Patricia Millward called out from the audience and he told her not to speak. If the charter needs to be changed... and you wish the mayor to do it, then change the charter to simply state [that]. Mayor Mike Yakes, about the process for selecting a vice mayor. Do you understand that we represent each and every one of these residents that are in here? Mayor Mike Yakes, to the council I think the most important thing is availability I think that Barb and Sam and I can handle the job... I see Barb as somebody who is right there in the middle of town and can handle the job.   Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon The title of vice mayor was not created to be a political tool. The vice-mayor title was created to be an integral component of this citys disaster, emergency planning and preparedness strategy... Being available for ribbon cuttings and other events when the mayor is doublebooked or unavailable is nice, but it is not the sole, primary or even secondary rationale for having a vice-mayor. If a state of emergency does occur and for what ever reason the vice-mayor should need to step up, then the chain of command in our citys government becomes crucial to how well and fast this city gets itself out of the emergency. Every resident from Gulfport that I have talked to in recent weeks has indicated they believe the most experienced councilmember with the most connections to other governmental organizations within the county and state is serve as our vice-mayor. Dan Liedtke, who quoted Section 8-8 of the citys ordinances, which places the vice mayor second in command for declaring and dealing with a state of emergency. Im going to respect whatever the council chooses to do... I represent Regional Planning Council, the Agency on Bay Management... If you want to make an argument about why you want to forego my seniority for whatever reasons you guys are... again. If for whatever the reason the council chooses that we want to go in another direction, lets be honest. Councilman Sam Henderson, in response to allegations that he didnt have time to serve as vice mayor. Im out there, Im available. Councilwoman Barbara Banno The interest is that of cohesion, to bring the city together and not have this division.   Mayor Mike Yakes I am not going to challenge the availability... availability is important to me, but I am not doubting the integrity of any council member. If you tell me youre going to be there, I expect its going to happen.   Mayor Mike Yakes Really, if you look back, the last three vice mayors are no longer you know that we are all elected to do our job? Asking for someone to watch over the absence of a mayor... any member of the council can. Sam, I was here when the vote was placed and Sam yielded, whether he wished to or not, and was passed over, and here we are again.   Mayor Mike Yakes Im ready to take a vote, Im ready to have the city come back together. Mayor Mike Yakes

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40 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber. com Speeding Things UpPut aside concerns about Afghanistan, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the presidential primaries, oil prices, mammoth national debt, the health care bill, Muslim extremist terrorist acts, school problems, and any other you, and consider a real issue: sports events take much too long. I bring this up because this is the sports overlap season: hockey, college basketball, football supplemental draft and free agency, golf, baseball start-up, even racing. All this takes time something we have too little of. So, we need to change the rules and the parameters. Do you play golf? Four and a half hours to play a game or maybe longer in the busy season. Absurd. And that doesn't consider the time to get to the course and warm-up. You could drive to Orlando and back in less time. You could get married and have a reception in less time. You Reduce golf to nine holes, or, generously, 12 holes, and enforce "ready" golf rules. If you don't know the phrase, you don't care anyway. I know golf courses are hurting these days, but this may draw more people to the courses. Yes, I know that you can play nine only, but only a wimp, or very old guy comes to a course and says, "nine only", or unless they quit because the round is taking too long. As for the pros, who hit the ball straighter, longer and less often, but seem to spend agonizing minutes over each shot, not to mention the endless pacing around the greens looking for every undulation, put a tighter time limit on each shot or give them golf carts. Let's see them sink those long putts with only a half a minute or so However, my favorite sport is football. I mean I really do like it, but let's speed it up. Let's make every quarterback call his own plays and provide only 30 seconds between plays (see how Peyton Manning likes that). Double the yardage for delay of game penalties. Eliminate the re-plays. Eliminate the two minute warning. What's so important about the last two minutes? Those last two minutes with the same intensity. Shorten the time-outs and keep the clock running. No touchbacks on kickoffs. Kickoff from your own 25 ( pro-football). Keep the fair catch for safety reasons, but don't permit downing of the ball. Get the advertising time-outs. Yes, I know this will decrease the income, but the pay is too high anyway. Moving on to baseball. Baseball should last only seven innings. Or, start the game about the third inning. Not much seems to happen before then, anyway. Shorten warmups, and give less time between pitches. Don't let the guy step out of the batter's box once he's in there. I'd too. Move the pitcher's mound back, increase the distances between the bases. Automate calling of balls and strikes. TV already does it for you. Congrats to baseball, by the way, for not using instant replays to second guess the umps. As for hockey, it moves pretty quickly with few time outs, but ties and shootouts take far too much time and are boring, and the periods could be shortened. Let the clock run during guys play lots of games anyway, and shorter games would give more breaks, and save their legs. Let the clock run in basketball. Double the penalty for deliberate fouls so the last couple of minutes don't take as long as the entire game. I don't know enough about racing, but fewer laps would mean a shorter time. And, that's the point. Shorten everything up. Time is precious. It's something we don't have enough of and we waste far too much of it on frivolous things. Sports are fun and we all need recreation whether we're playing or watching, but enough is enough. Taking three hours or more for an event is too much. Here's a rallying cry: Take Back Your Time." Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 41 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm 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 THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Bar Bingo 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Les on Guitar 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Easter Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg.5:45pm Reg ALA Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pmExe.Com.Mtg-6pm Frank Caine 6:30pmBaringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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42 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 3/22 Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle55th St. & Gulfport Blvd S. Shots Fired (Heard)5100 Blk Pine Grove Terr. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 15th Ave. S. Friday 3/23 Assault/Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 56th St. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vessel StopBoca Ciega Bay. Disturbance700 Blk 60th St. S. Trespass7th Ave. & 58th St. S. Animal Control14th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Theft2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Saturday 3/24 DUI2200 Blk 49th St. S. Disorderly ConductShore Blvd. & Clinton St. S. Wanted PersonBeach Blvd. & 27th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleBeach Blvd. & 26th Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person6300 Blk 13th Ave. S. Vandalism2900 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Person1900 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Sunday 3/25 Suspicious PersonGray St. & 13th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2600 Blk 45th St. S. Drugs5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call58th St. & Faireld Ave. S. Suspicious PersonShore Blvd. & Dupont St. S. Monday 3/26 Juvenile TroublePier. Person Under Inuence54th St. & 23rd Ave. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 25th Ave. S. Vandalism5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wanted Person5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Stalking3200 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Tuesday 3/27 Domestic5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 44th St. S. Panhandler/Solicitor2200 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Keep the Peace4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Assault/Battery1000 Blk 54th St. S. Short Fired (Heard)800 Blk 60th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle2900 Blk 49th St. S. Wednesday 3/28 Suspicious Person5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct7th Ave. & 59th St. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call1100 Blk 60th St. S. Assault/BatteryBeach Blvd. & 28th Ave. S. Crabby Bills Robbery Victims Survive On March 26, 2011 at approx. 1:07 a.m., two masked subjects confronted a Crabby Bills employee in the restaurant parking lot. One of the subjects was as Floyd Butler, Jr., B/M, 24 yrs. old. Both Robinson and Butler punched and kicked the victim numerous times while in the closed restaurant's parking lot. These subjects subsequently tied the victims hands behind his back, and placed him into the trunk of his car. During this encounter, the subjects threatened to shoot the victim numerous times if he didnt provide them with money. After several minutes, these subjects removed the victim from the trunk of the car, and escorted him (at gunpoint) towards the front of the restaurant. While walking towards the front door, the suspects confronted a second victim, who was ordered to the ground at gunpoint. Both victims were robbed of cash and other personal items. The subjects brought both victims into the closed restaurant using the employees' restaurant keys. After stealing cash from the beach and Robinson was caught after jumping into the intercoastal waterway.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 43 Try your hand at Sudoku Community Emergency Response Team CERT training will prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in any type of emergency. In the event of a community disaster you can chose to use your training to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of victims, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. The training is offered through the Gulfport Fire Department CERT team and is free of charge. Two full days from 9-5 are needed to cover the curriculum. The next class will begin April 14th and April 21st. Call now to reserve your seat or for more information contact Bob Worthington at 727-906-8014. Gulfport Toastmaster Club forming Would you like to become a better communicator? Would you like to be more comfortable speaking in front of others and increase your selfToastmasters Club forming so why not get to know us and be our guest! The club meets every Wednesday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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.). Discover for yourself the education, camaraderie and professionalism that their Toastmasters Club offers! Contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at don@rsri.net. Toastmasters International is a that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. 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.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 Aprils program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road April 10, Boating Safety April 17, and Piloting Your Boat Part A April 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226.

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44 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Hes All Bark Barking is as natural as breathing. Triggered by a state of excitement, barking is a dogs means of communicating anger, loneliness, fear, playfulness or a need for something. Excessive barking is barkings obnoxious cousin. Its an exaggeration of natural canine behavior that can only be eliminated by either giving in to the dogs demand or reconditioning the dog. Id advise the latter -quick. The excessive barking of an overindulged or neglected dog has ruined friendships, destroyed relationships and added to the overwhelm of courts already jammed with frivolous concerns that are largely solvable without the aid of lawyers and judges. Time and money are wasted. Friends and credibility are lost. And if youre a renter, you staring at a notice to vacate. Dont ignore complaints about your dogs excessive barking. Instead, problem or a neighbor problem. Do a little sleuthing. Leave the dog with a friend or relative, or board him at a local kennel for a few days. During that time, ask your neighbor whether the barking has been a problem. If he complains even when the dog isnt there, you have a neighbor problem. But if the dog turns out to be the culprit, there are adjustments that can and should be made to your behavior, the dogs environment or the dogs temperament. Possible reasons behind excessive barking: tethering, improper a closed door), outside distractions (e.g., construction, stray animals, lawnmowers, a steady stream of strangers), bad weather, separation anxiety, heightened territorialism, lack of exercise, genetics, temperament, hunger... Theres a cartoon that features an impatient pup sitting next to an empty food bowl at the feet of his master, an artist consumed with the masterpiece-in-the-making on the easel before him. The caption: And how about some dinner? One of the great masters, indeed. Some problems come with simple solutions: --Dont tether your dog to a tree in the yard. Instead, invest in a dog run or fence the yard. two or three vigorous walks every day, with some spirited games of fetch thrown in for good measure. The amount of exercise required depends on the breed of dog. --Dont close your dog off in a room by himself. Dogs are social animals. one area of the house with a baby gate so he can see his world. --Before you leave the house without him, close window blinds and drapes, and play soothing music or low-level talk-radio to ease the pain of separation and mask exterior distractions. --Give him a Nylabone toy to while away the hours until you return. Boredom can lead to mindless barking. --Dont make a big fuss out of every goodbye. This only heightens his anxiety when you leave, which can result in a long tedious barking session on the heels of every departure. --Dont forget dinner and water. A Barking problems that are more a matter of DNA are less likely but more complex, and require a reconditioning of the dog. This demands patience and persistence on the part of the dog owner. Considering the problems brought on by excessive barking, the effort is worthwhile. For information on effective reconditioning techniques and tools -including the Margolis Maneuver and the proper use of the human voice in dog training -visit unclematty. com or read When Good Dogs Do Bad Things, available at your local library or online at unclematty.com. Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack BarCome see our new menu for Breakfast and Lunch Items. Room also available for small luncheon meetings (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 45 Meet Matilda, a very sweet 6-month-old female Pointer mix. She is an outgoing girl that loves to have fun and explore her surroundings when taking long walks or hanging out in the dog park. Matilda is learning her basic obedience commends like 'sit' and 'stay'. Matilda will make a great addition to any home. To adopt Matilda, visit her today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg Call 727-328-7738 or visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Meet Bogie, and much like his namesake, I am small and compact, very vocal and will enjoy talking to you as much as you like. I am sweet, love to be in your lap, bed or just by your side. I like dogs -both large and small -but I haven't yet decided if I like other cats. Truth is, Strays Inc. at 727-481-5262 for more information on Bogie Save Our Strays Save Our Strays Needs Your Help of returned cats. Luckily the younger felines were re-adopted and have loving homes again. Others, as older kitties, are not prime candidates for adoption. Many of these senior cats are sweet, loving and just want to be a lap cat again. As a no-kill organization, SOS returned older felines will be cared for by SOS for the remainder of their lives. Save Our Strays offers cat lovers the opportunity to permanently foster many of its harder-to-place kitties. The concept is a win-win for the foster family and the cats. No adoption fees apply. Any required veterinary expenses are covered by SOS. Dry food and litter are furnished if needed. The cats, once again, are able to live in a stable home environment and to provide their families with enjoyment and affection. Please consider becoming a permanent foster family for their displaced kitties. Call 727-481-5262 for details. Foster participants must be able to drive and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Classied Advertising $450* for a 10 word ad. 20 each additional word. Display Advertising from $1420** per column inch

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46 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Scotsman Fitness is coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present a new class at the Gulfport Recreation Center, located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. A husband and wife duo, who are 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 is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba will begin April 26th please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness is located Facebook or call 727-748-6612. Become Forever Young The show must go on! Like the Radio City Rockets, The Forever Young Dancers seem to go on year after year. They do some favorite routines and keep adding novelty numbers. Forever Young is strictly a volunteer group. All monies received from events go to charity. The men provide their own costumes and transportation. Rehearsal time is involved. Dancers come from all walks of life, teachers, hairdressers, security guards, swim coaches, artists, lawyers and engineers. One was a dancer on the Jackie Gleason Show and another was a Las Vegas chorus boy. These two have joined the big dance recital in the sky. The army is always looking for a few good men and so is Forever Young. Starting with ordinary mature looking men that want to add a little spice to their lives. Forever Young also produces a yearly calendar with a naughty boy started booking and promises to be a banner year. Shake up you family, friends and grandchildren. Surprise them with your performing smile. Interested? Call Fred at 727360-4406 for more information and interviews. Life doesnt have to be the same old boring... Become a Forever Young and a calendar boy.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 47 Become a Guardian ad Litem Over 1000 children in Pinellas County do not have a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. As a Guardian ad Litem, you advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. The Guardian ad Litem visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the childs case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home. No prior experience is necessary; you will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of ten hours a month. To attend an informational meeting, call Maria at 727-464-6528, or go to www.guardianadlitem6.org for more information. Cancer Patients Need Drivers to Assist There is an urgent need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their cancer treatment appointments throughout all of Pinellas County.The amount of time that you drive and the geographic area you drive are based on your own personal preferences. Please call 1-800-227-2345. Learn about DSC Radios To augment and increase the ability of the USCG to pinpoint and assist their Search and Rescue capabilities marine VHF radios must have the automated Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability. If you already have a DSC capable radio or you are shopping for a new DSC radio for your vessel, be forewarned that it will not transmit any DSC call until you obtain and install your nine-digit MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity). The radios user manual must be carefully followed during installation, and great care must be taken when inputting the MMSI, as mistakes are not easily corrected, if at all. Once the MMSI is stored, it should not be possible to alter it without contacting the manufacturer or possibly returning the equipment for a factory reset. Trying to save money by buying a DSC radio at a a bad idea. Purchasing a DSC radio from a reputable and knowledgeable dealer is the only way to be sure that the unit meets current requirements and will function as intended. Interface of the VHF radio and a GPS is also necessary unless you purchase a combination system. A tutorial on the installation and use of DSC radios and registration for a free MMSI is available on line. Type in DSC or MMSI for site information. Boating Skills and Seamanship Programs are presented by the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Call 727-898-1324 for information. Florida boater safety education requirements.

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48 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is the Role of a Personal Representative in Probate? A personal representative is a person or entity that is appointed by the Probate Court to be the overseer of the administration of a deceased person's estate. A personal representative is required by the Probate Court to make sure that the deceased's estate is administered in accordance with Florida law. Generally, a personal representative is obligated to identify, accumulate and protect those assets which are part of the probate estate. This process is also known as the marshalling of probate assets. Because the personal representative has a bate estate to protect assets in the estate, this responsibility is court-suwith the Probate Court. A personal representative is required to publish a "Notice of Administration" in a newspaper of local circulapersonal representative and attorney of the estate are as well as initiates the creditor claims period of ninety (90) days. The Notice of Administration also states the requirements of ing to the estate. A personal representative may object to the claims of creditors as well as defend lawsuits which arise against a deceased person's estate. Normally, a lawyer will be retained to guide a personal representative through the probate process. It is the obligation of a personal representative to hire an attorney if the personal representative needs assistance in the probate of an estate. A personal representative is further obligated to pay valid creditor claims of the probate estate, pay taxes of the estate, estate. 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. theG a b b e r Since 1968 Custom advertising for any budget.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 49 Town Shores ShufeboardShufeboard tournament winners in womens singles were: L-R, Marge Vogt, Donna Close, Sandy Adams, and Gemma Hershberger. Sandy won the main event and Gemma won the consolation. The seasons last Challenge Tournament ended on Friday, Mar. 16 with the mixed doubles matches which saw Harry Kainaroi and partner John Stelmaski (the only all male team) winning the main event over Nelson Burchat and Pauline Walters. In the consolation it was newcomers Carol Boles with partner Henri Derouin over team Anne Burchat and Bill Adams for the win. On the previous Tuesday of 3/13/12, men and women competed separately in the singles tournaments. For the 11 ladies it was Sandy Adams winning the main event over Donna Close while Gemma Hershberger took the consolation from Marge Vogt. At the same time, 12 men competed with Jim Greene winning the main event over John Stelmaski, while John Blazey handled Bob OBrien for the consolation win. Congrats to the winners and thanks to participants for another enjoyable tournament. picnic at Ft. Desoto park now scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd. (Note the date change.) Summer Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division is offering awesome summer camp programs, inviting residents and non-residents Fun with us. The W.A.V.E. Camp is for those who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grades; the T.W.E.E.N.S. camp is for older kids who have completed 6th through 8th grades; and brand-new this summer is our Junior Counselor program for Junior Counselors assist with camp operations and can get valuable work experience and volunteer hours. All summer long campers will collect stamps on their keep-sake passport as they participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, weekly events such as All Camps Day, Beach Olympics, Kids Triathlon, Fishing Derby and much more. The full 8-week camp program runs from June 18th to August 10th. Preand Post-camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec. com. Registration begins April 2nd Ciega Drive. Several specialty camps and programs will also be available this summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp program. Archery for Kidz will be offered the weeks of June 11th and July 9th, contact Coach Dan McKaeg at 727-536-6207. Summer Painting Classes will be offered every Thursday, contact Caroline Duvoe at 727-647-8294. Swim Lessons for kids of all ages are offered all summer long at the Aquatic Center; registered campers in the W.A.V.E. or T.W.E.E.N.S. programs receive a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call for more information at 727363-9245.

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50 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Edible Garden At Bogie By Katherine Kurbatov, Boca Ciega Hi-Tide Staff Advanced Placement classes at Boca Ciega High School go up and beyond typical, dreary classes and go in-depth with the science involved in the growing plants. This includes handson learning (a giant Koi Pond, fertilizer, and the hardworking minds of students) and other techniques to get students learning. The head of the science department, Ms. Moskel and the AP Environmental Science teacher, Mrs. Widener received a Splash Grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), which provides teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resource issues. Students in Ms. Moskels classroom have seen the giant aquaculture tank The kids maintain and harvest the garden, which creates a huge opportunity for current and future students to study ecological principles in ecosystems more plants. This project allows the kids to go to the Port Manatee Fish Hatchery, where they get to study real-world applications of animal and plant life cycles, analysis. Not only will students learn about freshwater resource issues, but they will also grow organic Florida native vegetables and fruits. Our science classes will cooperate with the Spanish classes to cook ethnic foods with tomatoes, peppers, blueberries, and [so forth], said Widener. The students water the garden by sections: one with tap water and no contains nitrates that are good for plants, (fertilizer) Ms. Moskel says. It runs along the side of the school to the parking lot and is visible to all staff, students and visitors. The main question is: Does natural fertilizer make plants grow faster than assist the growth of plants for the better. Bogie students maintain and harvest their edible garden, funded in part by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 51 Peep-Mania at the Industrial Arts Center Now through the end of April, theres a special sweet selection on the Industrial Arts Centers glass blowing menu -solid glass peeps. These precious little birdies are sculpted in your choice of colors. Solid glass peeps will only be available at Art Walks and special events now through the month of April. Peeps must cool overnight and will be available for pickup at For more information, call 727-289-9365 or visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Fearless Fridays StT. PetersburgETERSBURGCelebrate every Friday at Fearless Friday hosted by the staff of J. W. Cate Recreation Center in Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Avenue N. Youth in grades 2nd 5th are welcome to join in diverse and innovative activities such as active sporting events and tournaments, dance contests and dance room games led by a live deejay, a video game room, creative arts and crafts projects and food experiences. Concessions available for $.50 $1. Activities take place every Friday between September and May from 7-10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per child. Hold for all participants. Call 893-7751 for more details. 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations StT. PetersburgETERSBURGDo 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.

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52 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Pension Board Members Q: Last week the Gabber ran an article about the citys pension woes. The writer told us "over the past decade the pension funds have earned half of what the pension boards expected." My question is, why wasn't something done to correct or address this known problem years ago? Who oversaw the pension board? Who is this pension board? A: growing cost and plan debt in 2008, but, as per state law, the boards operate independently and the city manager has no real control over them. At that time, he says, the Boards did not present any options relating to lowering costs without increasing the debt. Other than the commission selecting two members of the pension board and the employees selecting another two, the city has no control over the boards. When it comes to managing the costs, the only option the city has, The city started negotiations to do just that in late 2010. The bargaining process also part of what the state law allows has led St. Pete Beach to the upcoming hearing on April 4. The pension boards include the following members: Bruno Falkenstein, Keith Beattie, Michael Terry and Foster and Foster (Ward Foster, Consultant). Police Pension Board McAuley, Jerry Gorup and Foster and Foster (Ward Foster, Consultant). General Employees Pension Board Bill Palmer, Don Pelligrino, John Kretzer, Mike Cohen, Bill Schroeder, Foster and Foster (Ward Foster and Doug Lozen, Consultants) and Christiansen and Dehner, P.A. (Lee Dehner and Scott Christiansen, attorneys). Send it to News@theGabber.com Cruisewear, Easter Outts at Sophies Attic Stop in and shop for all your upcoming spring events. They have lots of designer items at low, thrift store prices. Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your donations of clean, gently used clothing, household, small funiture and miscellaneous items. If you need help packing up or dropping off, call All donations may be dropped off at at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Sophies Attic is a community outreach program of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport.Clothes to Kids seeks Volunteers Clothes To Kids has an immediate need for adult volunteers who enjoy working with children and their families to work at their St. Pete CTK Store on Saturday, March 10th and Saturday, March 24th from 8:45 to 12:30. When you volunteer at Clothes To Kids (CTK) and take a shift helping low-income families and children shop for a free weeks worth of school clothing you feel their joy. You have made an impact on their lives! The St. Petersburg Store is located at 3251 Third Avenue N. Call Carole at 327-7100, ext. 222 or email caroleb@clothestokids.org. theG a b b e r Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 53 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntCosigning Mistake Can Drag You Down Dear Mary: A few years ago, I cosigned a home loan for my sister. She promised me at the time that take me off the loan. Well, that never happened, and my sister is in threatening to foreclose on her house. Even worse, my husband and I were recently turned down for our own loan because of my now-bad credit score. sell the house so my name can come off the loan. My husband is furious, and its really causing a strain on our marriage. What can I do? -Patty, Colorado Dear Patty equivalent of a medical alert. When you cosigned, you guaranteed the loan -and the lender is not going to let you off the hook. You are legally obligated for the loan as if it were yours alone. Your sister has shown her cards, so its time for you to try to save the day. Call the lender it will take to bring the loan current. Then sit down with your sister and let her know in no uncertain terms you are selling the house and you expect her full cooperation. At the very least, this will be a seven-year black eye on your credit report; at the most it could force you into bankruptcy. Cosigning is such a serious matter, federal law requires lenders to give the cosigner written notice that fully explains the legal obligation. If you did not get that full disclosure when you cosigned, you may have legal recourse. In that case, I suggest you speak with an attorney right away. Dear Mary: One of my coworkers is constantly asking to borrow money during the week. Its never a large amount, just a few dollars here and there to grab a soda or cover her lunch order. The problem is that she never pays me back. I feel petty bringing it up, but all this money adds up after a while. Is there a way to approach her without making both of us uncomfortable? -Debby, Michigan Dear Debby: Money issues are always sticky, especially between her money, you wrote the rules. You taught her that all she has to do is ask and you will give her money without a need to repay. She caught on quickly and has continued to play by your rules. Now you have to change the rules. So the next time she asks to borrow money, say, Sally, Im sorry but I dont want to risk our friendship over money. Then turn away and go about your business. That will probably put an end to her requests. If shes a slow learner and persists, follow with, No, it would put our friendship at risk, and Im not willing to do that. If you decide to recoup what shes borrowed in the past, go to her with a total and ask her to come up with an acceptable repayment plan. Putting it in writing will teach her that you are serious and that you will hold her to repayment. If not, write it off as an important lesson learned so that it does not affect your working relationship in the future.

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54 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 A Gr eener Vi ewBy Je Rugg Stop The Presses! The Headlines are Wrong! Have you heard that the United States Department of Agriculture has released a new plant hardiness zone map for the United States? You may have heard that this map indicates global climate warming. Does the new USDA map offer proof that the climate is warming? No, it does not. Is the climate changing? Of course it is -it always has been and hopefully always will be. The 2012 USDA map does not represent the new norm for climate. The USDA website notes: Climate changes are usually based on trends in overall average temperatures recorded over 50-100 years. Because the (new map) represents 30-year averages of what are essentially extreme weather events (the coldest temperature of the year), changes in map zones are not reliable evidence of whether there has been global warming. Anyone who says that the new map indicates global warming is either uninformed or is pushing an agenda. Short-term weather is not the same thing as climate, and measuring only one aspect for only a few decades is not reliable. There have been cold hardiness zone maps since Alfred Rehder published one in 1927. In 1960, 1965 and 1990, the USDA produced maps. Each map update used more recent temperature data rather than adding to the existing data to create a longerterm map. The 1990 USDA map looked at 14,500 locations but used only 8,000 weather stations that had valid data, which was twice as many as the previous maps. The 1990 USDA map used the average minimum temperature for the 13 years between 1974 and 1986. The 1990 map showed much of the country as being a zone or more colder than the 1965 USDA map. The 1965 map used data from a short warmer period of years, and the 1990 map used data from a short colder range of years. The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) released a new map in 2006 using data from only 5,000 stations during the previous 15 years, which were back to being warmer, so their shortterm map once again looks a lot like the 1965 USDA map. Since we have weather data from many more weather stations and longer times, it makes no sense to create a map from such limited data. The new 2012 USDA map again looks at 8,000 stations over the 30 years of 19762005, and it too looks a lot like the 1965 USDA map. The 2006 ADF and 2012 USDA maps cannot be touted as showing proof of global warming, just as the 1990 USDA map didnt show global cooling. Average weather is made up of highs and lows. Taking a small sampling of data will most likely taint the data to one end or the other. If we did maps one year at a time, sometimes we would have very warm maps and sometimes very cold ones. The trees and shrubs for which most people use the zone maps live far longer than a decade or two, so maps developed from short-term data can be misleading to gardeners. The methodology used to analyze the data for the 2012 USDA map is different from all previous maps, so theyre not easily comparable, even though the resulting maps look similar. The current researchers used an algorithm in an attempt to increase the accuracy of their limited areas of the map like mountainous regions where less data existed. mapping, they asked local experts to help the researchers consider such factors as changes in elevation, nearness to large bodies of water and position on the terrain, such as valley bottoms and ridge tops. Whether or not they did increase the accuracy will be looked at by other researchers in the future. The current researchers will publish their results and methodology in peer-reviewed journals for other scientists to evaluate. Thats what good scientists do. They publish their work and let other scientists look at the methodology used and the results developed. The other scientists may refute it or may develop ways to increase its accuracy. To declare any work is complete, irrefutable and cannot be challenged, is completely up to scrutiny or will it be revised? Only time will tell. Next week, well look at how much should have on a gardeners choice in plant material.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 55 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Mooring Field Q: project? A: According to Harbormaster Denis Frain, Gulfports still pursuing the information exchanges. Last week the state sent a request for additional information. This past week, Frain responded. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has three months to respond. waters adjacent to the borders (up to a certain distance.) why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com And the Winners are... Pictured is the 1st Place team (L-R): George Smirnoff, Franz Deker, Mary Girouard, & Mike Kohn Residents of Town Shores played the last monthly golf scramble of the season on Saturday, March 31st at Terra Ceia Golf Club in Palmetto. theG a b b e r Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget. Gulfport Arts Center News Gulfport Arts Center, a City of Imagination Project, (located at 2726 54th Street S. between the small and large dog parks) announces the following classes and studio time: Joseph Weinzettle, MFA. Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting April 7th through the 28th. FMI or to preregister contact Joseph Weinzettle at 727-418-5083 or email weinzettle@ hotmail.com. includes all materials and two silk scarves begins Wednesday, April 4, at 10 a.m., and are held bi-weekly after that. Pre-registration is required, contact Silvia TamiraPowell at Tamirart1@yahoo.com, or 727-551-1000 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all artists who wish to work independently. For more information contact Patsi Aguero at 727-5013559. Interested in hosting one or more sessions? Contact Patsi! Sunday from 4-6 p.m. A model is provided. Contact Patsi Aguero at 727-501-3559. Interested in hosting one or more sessions? Contact Patsi! Display Ad ve rtising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline Tues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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56 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Still Time to Apply to Center for the Arts PCCA is currently accepting late applications for the 2012/2013 school year. Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) on the campus of Gibbs High School offers students a 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. Visit www.PCCAGIBBS. 893-5452. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Call 727595-8648. Tour of Homes Sells Out!Bob and Linetta Bohac, vacationing in Pass-a-Grille, chat with artist Diane Gugliotta. Gugliotta painted In My Pass-A-Grille, an acrylic wash that served as the logo for this years tour of homes. She also designed the t-shirts using a variation on her painting. The Bohacs purchased the original artwork. It speaks about Pass-a-Grille, Mrs. Bohac said. Pass-a-Grille  By midday over 800 people passed through the doors of the of Diane Gugliotta and chatting about the homes they had just seen   or were about to see. With the 1,100 tickets to the tour sold out in advance, volunteers had to turn away people at the start of the four-hour home tour. The Womens Club organized and ran the event, including the pre-and-post tour refreshments, shuttle service, and volunteer coordination.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 57 Market Guru By Day...Although most see Daniel Hodge at the Tuesday Market in Gulfport, on Thursday nights he and his partner Mike McCue take over the Peninsula Inn, with Mike mixing drinks and Daniel spinning tunes. Clearly, he couldnt resist rocking out on his own last week... 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 info or 727-686-2564. Bogie Class of 1962 to Hold 50th Reunion Graduates of Boca Ciega High School Class of 1962 will hold a 50th reunion on the weekend of Oct. 26, 2012. Events include a tour of the new school campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, a casual social gathering at the Vinoy Hotel Friday evening, a golf tournament, and a dinner on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The reunion committee is asking classmates to send contact information to bogie62reunion@ gmail.com. Vendors needed for May-Faire FestivalVendors 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.

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58 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Spring is in the AirDowntown Gulfport opened its doors for their annual Springfest last SaturdayLeft: Chamber of Commerce President and Merchants Association board member Lori Rosso checks out the vendors from the comfort of her Segway. Below: Suzanne King, the Gulfport Merchants Association Events Coordinator, zips through the festival on her pirate galleon, which looked suspiciously like a golf car. Lower right: The days music, set up by Gulfport Merchants Association President Leslie Gilchrist, included Gabe Whitney, The Wholetones, and Carl Asch (pictured here). Mainsail Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers StT. PetersburgETERSBURGMainsail 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/t-shirt sales and hospitality. In an effort to make the sign-up 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 59 As Steven Andrew Hollis, 17, and Truc Thuy Nguyen, 18 worked hard in their AP Psych class, Boca Ciega High School principal Mr. Vigue called them reached top of their senior class: Steven as valedictorian with a 4.78 grade point average and Truc as salutatorian with a 4.69 average. Both say they accomplished a lot by being at the top of their senior class. The news surprised Truc, who said Im proud of myself and cant wait to get home to tell my mom. Steven told this reporter he was ecstatic to represent the great class of 2012 and feel my hard work has really paid off and am truly blessed. Steven and Truc both attribute their success to pushing themselves in school by taking hard classes, studying an average of 12 hours a week, and being involved in National Honor Society and the medical magnet program, CWMP. I should have joined my freshman year, its a great program, Steven said of CWMP, which he joined as a advanced placement classes, belongs to Rho Kappa Honor Society (a history program), Spanish Honor Society, the cross country team and varsity tennis. If I had more time or could do high school all over again, Id join more clubs and sports, Truc said. She currently takes four AP classes and belongs to the multi-cultural club and student government. Both students will attend the University of Florida, where they both want to major in biology. Steven also plans to major in economics and get involved in politics. Truc wants to own her own business and work as a dentist. After school, Steven goes to Panera Bread to study and work on AP calculus homework with his friends. He plays tennis, rides his bike and works out at LA Fitness to relieve stress. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends. Not having a social life when youre valedictorian is a total misconception. I go to the mall and hang out with my friends just like everyone else, he says. He says his parents didnt place any pressure on him, and feels that allowed him to take control of his own education and future. As for Truc? She studies at Barnes and Noble a couple times a week. She practices piano and tutors her two younger brothers. She moved to America in 2001 from Vietnam and couldnt speak any English. Her mom encouraged her to do her best in school. I push myself to make my mom proud and to be a role model for my brothers. I made it my goal to do well in school to keep up with the other students, she say.s Steven and Truc both thank their friends, families and teachers for their support. They also continue to encourage each other. Steven and Truc are good friends, have dedication, and a positive effect on the class. I feel privileged to have them as my students, their psychology teacher, Mrs. Drouin, say. She believes they have the academic background and self-discipline to excel in college. Their AP Calculus teacher, Mr. Lynch, echoed that sentiment. They are both intelligent and motivational students, and thats what you need to get where youre going The sky is the limit, he said. link under the Community section of the TheGabber.com. Boca Ciega High Names Valedictorian and SalutatorianBy Danielle Mahaney, Boca Ciega Hi-Tide Co-Editor. Special to the Gabber. Stephen Hollis, valedictorian, and Truc Nguyen, salutatorian, offer students the following advice: Kids, especially in high school, should look at their teachers for guidance because they are great role models and bring self-motivation to their students, Steven says. Truc says students should gure out what they want in life and gure out a plan to get there.

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60 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Heres a No-Brainer -Try Using, Not Losing, Your Mind The aging brain used to be something to fear. I forget why. Wait! I remember now. Its because my generation grew up believing nonsense. Men of science, even the women, used to believe that starting about age 30, our brain cells begin to die off, never to return. Bummer. Our ability to remember, to learn, to perform challenging mental tasks, such as locating our car key or recalling the title of the George Clooney movie we saw last week, all diminish as we age, we were told, and theres nothing we can do about it except surrender to a steady and depressing cognitive decline. Now we know better. Much much better. Deep bows to modern brain science. The brain is not, as was once thought, a compartmentalized, hardwired static machine whose parts eventually wear out, writes creativity guru Michael J. Gelb in Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age (New World Library), co-authored with Kelly Howell, the worlds leading innovator in the practical application of brain-wave research. Instead, it is a highly adaptable and dynamic organ, capable of generating new neurons and improving as we get older. Dont rush through that last sentence. Slow down -one of the secrets of healthy aging -and take it on board: Your aging brain is highly adaptable and deliciously dynamic, and thanks to the discovery of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, we now know our brains are perfectly capable of growing, changing and improving as we get older. Move over, Baby Einstein. In their fascinating, fun-to-read new book, Gelb and Howell inspire us to retrain our brains for lifelong success. People of average intelligence can, with appropriate training, they explain, raise their IQ, enhance their memory and sharpen their intelligence. And thats just people of average intelligence. Imagine what a smarty pants like YOU can do if youre willing to follow their expert advice. Here then are a few highlights from Brain Power, along with one disclaimer: Best-Selling author Michael Gelb (www.michaelgelb. com) is a friend of mine. I commented on an early version of the book and made it into the acknowledgements, though he did spell my name wrong. No problem. Forgiveness, it turns out, is a key strategy for building a healthier, happier brain: ACCUMULATED STRESS, a mind-boggling amount of research shows, is the greatest cause of age-related mental and physical decline. The good news is you can counteract it. Meditation works wonders. So does regular exercise. And so does brain-wave training. Its called Brain Synch in this book, a technology breakthrough pioneered by Kelly the Brain Whisperer Howell. It uses harmonic layers of precisely tuned sound waves (called binaural beat frequencies, delivered via headphones) to rapidly and effortlessly shift your brain into patterns designed to dissolve stress, balance the right and left sides of your brain, and create a state of deep calm. The Brain Power book comes with a free audio download of several Brain Sync tracks to help increase mental clarity and drop you into the kind of meditative state it takes monks decades to master. Very powerful stuff. (For more, visit www. brainsync.com) EXERCISE AND SMART EATING are hugely important when it comes to attaining and maintaining a healthy brain, but just as important is your attitude, the authors report. expect your aging to be a miserable process, it very likely will be. If you develop a positive mindset, and practice optimism, resiliency and gratitude, youre likely to live juicier, longer lives -seven years longer! -and your brain will thrive, too. So stop thinking or repeating negative stereotypes about aging: Im having a senior moment or Im over the hill. Instead, age with a strong sense of purpose, nurture your wisdom, and focus on inspiring role models, including baseball great Satchel Paige, who said, How old would you be if you didnt know how old you was? OTHER BRAIN-BOOSTERS include: -Humor! Add more laughter, puns and silliness to your day. -Be a lifelong learner! Cultivate childlike curiosity, welcome change, and keep trying new things: Learn an instrument, a new language, bridge, chess, even juggling. -Reconnect with nature! -Sleep well! -Stay sexy! Michael teaches you a game called Three Minutes in Heaven. A shame I dont have time to explain it to you. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! FROM BENS BIG BRAIN Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. --Benjamin Franklin

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 61 Pancakes for Veterans Darla Roeker serves up pancakes on the rooftop of the Hurricane Saturday morning. Proceeds from the event, hosted by Veterans of South Pinellas County, went to help get a house for a combat-wounded veteran. Support Our Troops also collected almost $500 to mail packages to soldiers overseas, although Congressman Bill Young, when learning that the group had run low in funds, agreed to pay for the next shipment going to US troops   92 boxes. Boy Scout Blake Bailey tests an (unloaded) M249 machine gun at the Veterans of South Pinellas pancake breakfast Saturday morning. It wasnt so heavy, he said, thought, then added: It had a bit of weight to it. Three-year-old Kyden Graston checks out the view from on high in this Army truck at the Veterans of South Pinellas pancake breakfast. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta Chapter will meet on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the home of Sharon Ingram. Sharon will present the program. The regular meetings are winding down for the year with the last meeting being in May. Chapter members will begin the ways and means meetings for the summer to paint the Christmas mice ornaments once again. Members are looking forward to the annual Founders Day Banquet to be held on April 30 at Isla del Sol Country Club. The chapter women of the year will be announced along with the Council Woman of the Year and Council Ideal Sister. The installed as well. Members will be participating in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Did you Attend Girls Club? Girls Incorporated of Pinellas is reaching out to the women who attended Girls Club or Girls Inc. of Pinellas to rekindle friendships and form an alumnae association. On Friday May 4, 2011 they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a lunch at Feather Sound Country Club. At the event, they will be honoring Dr Akiko Tanaka, co-founder of the Tampa Bay annual Outstanding Woman in Science honoree. Girls Inc. of Pinellas was formerly known as the Girls Club until they changed their name in 1990 to Girls Inc. If you or someone you know attended, please call or email Susan Olsen at 727-544-6230, ext. 112, or email her at solsen@girlsinc-pinellas. org. And, dont forget to check out their website at www.girlsincpinellas.org.

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62 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 A Season of Champs and Ties Pictured (L-R): Tom Frasca, Barbara Frasca, Joy Wansor, Carol White, George White, Beverly Fairbanks, Dennis Wansor and Sandra Branch. Not in Photo: Larry Dodge, Marion Martin, Bob Powers and Nancy Dodge. On Saturday, March 24 the Bocce Team from the Chatham building was honored as the winners of the Town Shores Bocce Season with 30 wins and 12 losses. Second Place was a tie between the Embassy and Lancaster teams with each having 26 wins and 16 losses. Three team, the Dover, Eton and Nottingham were all tied for Third Place with 24 wins and 18 losses. These teams were honored at the Bocce Dance held in the clubhouse auditorium. Learn about Onboard Weather Forecasting Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Onboard Weather Forecasting is a two hour class available to anyone 12 or older, presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron. This seminar explains weather systems and how to use your own observations and senses to stay aware of how weather conditions may affect your boating excursion. Materials include the On-board Weather Forecasting Captains Quick Guide to use aboard your vessel. Course will be held on Thursday, April 19th 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 $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Book Donations Needed Donations of books are needed by the Bookstore of The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library located on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, corner of 8th Ave North and 67th Street North. The proceeds from the sale of these items are used to fund special childrens and adult programs to and can provide a receipt to you for your possible tax deduction. Please call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 63 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Automotive Service 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 COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. 727-488-4586. Shri 727-612-8582.RN PRIVATE DUTY HOMECARE NURSENoreen Mahoney-Markland. Available for all your Total Care. Tampa, Fl. 518-572-7732. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. NEED HELP?Reasonable Rates. Light Cleaning, Personal Care and Shopping if Needed. Very Reliable. Great References! Call Linda, 727-341-0523. Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening.NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net.We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References.. 727-8982474. Leave Message. HOUSECLEANING SPECIALFor the Holiday, Easter/Passover. Also we can help serve and clean up afterward. Rent-A-Hand. Inc. 347-3424, Lic.# 5842. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. 727-254-1950. www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.com Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Accounting GUITAR LESSONSExperienced long time local w/references. All levels, all ages. Blues, Country, Rock n more. 1st month trial price $50. 727-565-8717. Classes/Tutoring ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Cleaning/Housekeeping

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64 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, $35/ hr., Work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727656-0435. Cycle/Scooter Repair Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person 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. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. LOCAL MAN WILL PAINTMost Any House, $600. Free Interior Estimates. Call Jeff, 727954-5720.TEAM HANDYMAN 727-687-6436Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled. 30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles 727-687-6436. HANDY-HAPPY TO DO IT!Small moves, errands, Simonize yoiur auto, yard work, household repairs. Name your job-Name your price. 727-744-1335. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates.SPRING SPECIAL 20% OFF!Handyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. 727-3277177. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 65 Home Improvement WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. 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. Call for Details. DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & All Repairs. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. Insurance INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape 20% OFF SPRING SALE!Bermans Botanicals Lawn Service, Landscaping, Trimming, Wholesale Plants, Planting, Clean Up. Call for FREE estimate. 727320-6342 LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Home Improvement Home Improvement

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66 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. 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. ATTENTION!All Churches, Non Prots & Seniors. Beat any Written Offer by 10%. Landscaping, Ground Maintenance. Ask Bobs Lawn Enforcement Agency. 727-637-7579. DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. 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 ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. Lawn/Landscape Moving/Hauling PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 67 WHY SETTLE FOR 1/5% From your Bank When you can get 6% Interest on a prime Real Estate Loan secured by Prime Waterfront Apartments. $650,000 loan amount-6% interest only-5 or 10 year term-50% LTV-1.71 dept coverage ratio-2% to brokers. 727-289-4436. Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. LOOKING FOR PART-TIME-Resort Ofce Help in St. Pete Bch. Experience with Resort ofce work, Reservation, Greeting Guest preferred. Some Computer Skills will be Required. The hours for this position will be 9-5 Wed., Fri and Sat. and 9-1 Sunday. Please contact us at sunrisestpete@aol.com PART TIME HELP-Yard and Maintenance. 727-798-7383. TWO LICENSED BARBERS-and One Braider or Stylist. Booth Rental $50/wk. for rst month. $50 Deposit. Great Location. 727-430-0033, 727-906-1029. P/T DRIVER-City of Gulfport. Immediate parttime driver position available. Must have class B CDL license (with passenger endorsement) to transport elderly/disabled. Entry $10.56/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Position will remain open until lled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax at 727-893-1005. E.O.E. RECREATION LEADER-City of Gulfport. Summer seasonal full-time positions available from June 18th thru August 10th. Education/ experience preferred in education, physical education or child care. Knowledge of recreational activities to include: games, arts/ crafts, and sports. Minimum requirements: High School Diploma (or equivalency). Entry $10.057/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted from 4/2/12 thru 4/13/12 at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m.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.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Cycles/Scooters 2011 KYMCO AGILITY 50CC SCOOTER5000 Miles, Like New Condition. Includes New Cargo Box & Net. $800. 727-525-4073. Furniture/Appliances CHINESE CHINA CABINETv Black lacquer with hand painting 82 wide 727-595-0423. 91 WHITE SOFA-$250. 36 Square Glass and Antique Brass Cocktail Table. $175. Both Excellent Condition. 727-345-9259. BED W/MAHOGANY FRAME$25. Bed w/ Metal Frame, $20. Mahogany Cabinet, $10. (2) Dressers $5 Each. Entertainment Center, $5. Off White Couch, $20. 727-470-8598. General MOTORIZED SCOOTER-Merite. $400. or best offer. 727-418-7143.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774. (2) DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERSIONBoxes, $25 Each (New in Box). (2) Antennas, 1 Outdoor $20 1 Indoor, $5. 2 Color TVs, 25, $20, 20 $15, work good. 727-470-8598. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. MOBILITY SCOOTERPride Victory. $300. OBO. 727-344-2675 Marine COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 5 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. WILL TRADE 9.9HP OUTBOARDMotor for 5HP in Good Shape. 9.9 is too big for my boat. 727-420-0975. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. April 14th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546.LOVE DOGS? The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Wanted WANT TO RENT-Covered Parking Space in Town Shores 5/1 thru 11/7 207-577-3618. Business Opportunity Automotive Health & Fitness PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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68 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 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 GRAND GARAGE SALE 2 DAYSFriday & Saturday, 8-5, 5554 16th Ave. N. From household to tools. 5218 TANGERINE AVE. S. Sat. 8-12p.m. Yard Sale. 6575 BOUGAINVILLA AVE. S.-Saturday 9am.-2pm. (off 66th St. S. or Pasadena Ave. in Backyard). PARK WIDE SALE TANGERINE MHP1616 21st St. S., St. Pete. Saturday, 8a.m.-Noon. Many families, many items, new & used. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 3 FAMILY HUGE SALE-5208 17th Ave. S. Fri. & Sat. 8am.-5pm. Household items, Clothes, Jewelry, XBox Games, Everything from A to Z! MOVING SALE-918 59th St. S. Furniture, Appliances, Clothes, Tools, 15yrs of Saving Things. Must Sell, Come Anytime. 727-4607153. FRIDAY ONLY!!! Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Household, Incredibly Eclectic Stuff. 8-? 6702 Gulfwinds Dr. SPB. 33706 Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. T.D. 4M.D.D. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. B.F. THANK YOU!Richard & Bonnie of Yummys for good food, great prices and being so honest nding my wallet and returning it to me. Cindy V. Legal Notices Card of Thanks Happy Talk NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. B.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 69 GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Move-in anytime, No rent til May! Call Rick 727-418-0086. TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT-55+, ground oor, 2/2, unfurnished, roomy, 1450 sq. ft. Wide open waterfront views. 12 mo. lease. $1100/mo. 727-864-4022. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 1BR/1BA GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Apt. Quiet, Single Person Only. No Pets/Smoking. Includes W/T/S, and Basic Cable. Carport, Clean. $595/Mo. +security. Ref. 727-7765544. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. S. PASADENA CHATEAU TOWERWaterview. Large 1BR/1.5BA, W/D, Secured Entry, Pool, Gym. $900/Mo. No pets. Annual lease. 1st, Last, Security. 727-412-1110. 4551 1/2 3RD AVE. S.-St. Petersburg. 1BR/1BA, Month to Month lease. $395/Mo. Plus Security. Call 727-322-8030. 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. S. PASADENA 1BR/1BAClean, All Tile, Nice Neighborhood, Near Publix & Transportation. $625/Mo. First, Last, Security. Call 727-2528656. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT 2BR/1BA-Single Family House. C/H/A, Large Eat-in Kitchen, Updated, Hardwood oors, Huge yard with Shed and Privacy Fence. $950/Mo. +Security. 5518 16th Ave. S. Call 727-347-7423. LARGE, SUNNY ST. PETE CONDO-Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA, Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $550/Mo. +$500/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 55+ 727-6861964. 2BR/1BA APT.North St. Pete. Large fenced yard. Move-in Now. $675/Mo. plus $500/Sec. Includes Water/Trash/Electric. No Section 8 727-641-6038 TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season 6/Mo. lease. No Smoking/ Pets. 860-995-0330. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR $550. 2BR $725. (2nd r). Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $575/Mo. No Dogs. 773-5631194. OFF PARK ST. N.-2BR/2BA Villa. Washer/ Dryer, Dishwasher, Pool. $850/Mo. +Security. Water & Garbage Included. No Pets. 727-3431670 or 727-397-3650. 2BR/1BA/1CG HOUSE-Remodeled, W/D hook-up. Great location, near Stetson, Shopping, Beach and Downtown Gulfport. 920 Gray St. S. $900/Mo. 727-804-5694. 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.TOWN SHORESAnnual Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch, Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. Furnished Rentals ADORABLE GULFPORT BEACH-Cottage 1BR/1BA, Furnished, Bamboo/Tile, Arts District & steps to Beach! $750/Mo., Water Included. Call Marie 727-657-1259. RE/MAX, www.mariedrew.com $150.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. BRING YOUR SUITCASE!-1BR/1BA Large Duplex Furnished, Near Gulfport Beach and Stetson. CHA, Walk-in Closet, King Bed, Sleeper/Sofa, Shaded Yard, Porch, Carport, Tile, W/D. $650/Mo. Plus Utilities. First, Last Security. Pets Considered. Available 5/1 to 11/30. 727-224-9771. LARGE BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED-1BR Mobile Home. $450/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. Please call 727-410-6599. OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. 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.COME SEE!! THURSDAY 12:30-2:00Beautiful 2BR/2BA Town Shores-Manchester #301. New Price $159,000!! Completely Renovated Waterfront Corner unit with Fabulous Water views! Cindy Hendriks 727-365-4591. 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. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Open House Commercial Properties Rent

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70 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 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. TOWN SHORES EMBASSY BLDG-(#604). 55+ 2BR/2BA. 1450sf. on Open Water. New Price $169,500. Seller Financing Possible. Youll Believe you are in a Tuscany Villa! Wood Ceiling Beams w/Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths. Walls Removed to Allow Enhanced Views. Small Dog or Cat Ok. Sellers are Realtors. Call Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. BEAUTIFUL ON-WATER55+Park. Near Beach. Causeway Village. 2/2 24x40 Mobile. Carport, Shed. Furnished, Clean, Washer/ Dryer. $18,900. Lot rent $500. 231-233-8755. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. 15k-home/10kshare. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-7271801.

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No. 2252 April 5 April 11, 2012 Teen Council Receives $500 Towards GoalsOMaddys Joe Guenther presented Teen Council with a check for $500. OMaddys donated ve percent of its St. Patricks Day prots to the Teen Council. Spring is in the AirDespite an injured foot, Donna Taylor still nds a way to take her daughter Katie Anderson-Taylor for a chicken ride at the Gulfport annual Spring Festival held last Saturday.See More Photos, page Introducing Your Vice Mayor: Sam HendersonFor the Ward Four representative, the second times the charm Gulfport has a new vice mayor: senior Councilmember Sam Henderson. At the last meeting, which Mayor Mike Yakes did not attend, the council voted 2-2 to appoint Councilwoman Barbara Banno as vice mayor, with both councilmen Dan Liedtke and Sam Henderson voting no. The council discussed the process at the following workshop and voted again last night. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon nominated Barbara Banno, which Councilwoman Banno seconded. This time, Councilmembers Liedtke and Henderson voted against as did Mayor Yakes. Mayor Mike Yakes asked Councilman Henderson about his availability. The councilman reminded the council he See Vice Mayor, page 6 Volleyball May Come to Town On Tuesday, Gulfport started talking to Tampa Bay Clubs Sports about bringing volleyball leagues to Gulfport Beach. Councilman Dan Liedtke, who is active in the league, brought the suggestion to the city manager. See Volley Ball, page 3

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2 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Come Back to Earth!Amber Hookway comes back to earth at the Egan Park boat ramp after a day of training others on the JetLev, a waterpowered jet pack. The Dania-based company brought their James Bond-style technology to St. Pete Beach, where the company spent the week training locals on the JetLev. These high-tech water packs retail for just under $100,000, but by the end of the month the Tradewinds expects to have rentals available.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 3 Sanctuar y CommunityAc upunctur eSanctuar y CommunityAc upunctur e 5111 Central A ve. St. P ete., FL. 33710 5111 Central A ve. St. P ete., FL. 33710$20 to $40T reatments effective for headache, back pain, IBS, stopping smoking, weight loss, anxiety Dan Fitzsimmons A.P .www .Sanctuar yAcupuncture.comwww .Sanctuar yAcupuncture.comper treatmentSeniors On Fixed Income? $20.00 T reatment 727-422-6945 Volleyball, from front page We could be creating an additional attraction to downtown Gulfport, Councilman Liedtke said Tuesday night. Tampa Bay Clubs Sports Volleyball leagues currently plays at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach, Crabby Bills in Tampa and the Yard in St. Petersburg. The club will look at the size of the area before making a decision, city manager Jim OReilly said. They will talk again before making a decision. Underwater Egg Hunt, Spring Festival ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The City of St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex is excited to be hosting its 5th Annual Underwater Egg Hunt in the pool on Saturday, April 7th. Children will swim and this uniquely-Florida event. Three different sessions of the egg hunt will be held so that all children get to participate; the sessions are 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 10:45 a.m. The Underwater Egg Hunt costs just $4 per child and includes free pool swim following the event until 3 p.m.! Beginning at 10 a.m., participants will receive sessionbasis and all are encouraged to bring mesh bags to gather their eggs. Also starting at 10 a.m. is their family-friendly Spring Festival right next door to the pool in Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This awesome event will feature a TouchA-Truck interactive exploration vehicles, tractors and more. The Spring Festival lasts until 1 p.m. and will also include music, games, bounce houses, make-and-take craft and pottery stations, Community Center instructor demos, the Jimmy Meatballs food truck and much more! For more information on this event, contact the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245 or go online to www. spbrec.com. MARSP The St. Petersburg Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street N. After lunch and a brief business meeting, those members who have signed up will leave for a 1:30 p.m. tour of the Chihuly Museum.Call 572-9854.

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4 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Fun in the Sun Day Event 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 7 from 10 a.m. to12 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! Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their fourth Pancake Breakfast of the season on Saturday, April 7th from 7 a.m to 11 am. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Menu includes pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Town Shores Red Hatters Bunko will be played on Friday, April 13 in the clubhouse lounge. It makes planning easier if you RSVP to Petie at 343-6450 or Judy at 344-7558. Play begins at 12:45 p.m. Bring $2.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 5 Come out for the SoSocial Networking Please join the 49th Street South Business Association (So49) for their SoSocial, a community networking event on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. The SoSocial will be held at Island Flavors and Tings, 1411 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Light Refreshments and beverages will be provided. Come on by, meet and greet your fellow merchants and property owners in the So49 neighborhood. To learn more about So49 please visit www.So49.org. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on April 11 at 10 a.m. and get a copy of The 2012 Guide for Real Florida Gardeners which explains native plants and where to purchase them. Anyone who has a group can contact me at 384-0701 to tour the park. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue. South Pasadena Civic Association South Pasadena Civic Association will be going to Largo Community Center to enjoy "Atlantic City Boys" in concert featuring Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons on Thursday, April 12th. Tickets are limited. Cost is $16 for members, $18 for non-members. Call Agnes for reservations at 347-5292.

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6 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Vice Mayor, from front pageand had tried to keep the council aware of any known absences. Ive rescheduled classes around workshops, he said. I feel Im very available to do the job. I enjoy all of it. I dont see any reason why I cant be available to do this. Councilman Liedtke nominated Councilman Henderson, which Councilman Henderson seconded. yes, although both Councilwomen Banno and Salmon said they voted yes out of respect for you Mayor. Vice Mayor Henderson attends graduate school at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, works part time and lives in Ward Four. His wife, Laura, teaches elementary school. Together they have a teenage daughter. Vice Mayor Henderson and his wife also sing in a band. Gulfports Free Clothing Swap To Benet CASAGULFPORTGulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, April 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South. Participants are invited to to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th.

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8 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 ArtSpring SOUTH PASADENA Judy Dutenhaver ponders First Light for Oysters at South Pasadenas ArtSpring. The annual show, now in its 26th year, features roughly 100 artists, most of whom live locally. eBook Training at the Library Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Intro to eBooks (except Kindle, which will be featured in an upcoming class) is on this Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from their digital catalog. Bring your eReader for one-on-one assistance. Basic computer skills and registration required. Come to the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. to reserve or call the Reference Desk at 893-1073. Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg will remain open from 4-8 p.m. on Mondays and will continue their All You Can Eat Monday Night Pasta Dinner for $6. Beginning tonight and continuing Thursdays thereafter from 4-8 p.m. the Lodge will be open serving fried chicken tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner. Bernie McCabe to Speak at GOP Club Bernie McCabe, the State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit which embraces Pinellas and Pasco Counties, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, April 11th at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. During Mr. McCabes 20 years of service, his his presentation, Mr. McCabe will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus Pries at 864-0312.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 9 Hickman Theater Hosts Art Tour City of Imagination-Gulfport Arts Center and the 49th Street South Business Association (So49) have partnered with the City of Gulfport to present the SoStudio Tour 2012 Preview Exhibit. Participating artists include Patsi Aguero, Janet Corrigan, Cheryll Grogan, Barbara Nicolazzo, Owen Pach, Carol Pieszchala, Melissa Schultz, artists of The Schork-Munsell Studios, and Catherine Weaver of Uniquely Original Art Gallery. Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on First Friday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater gallery space. Come out and preview the art to be presented on the tour on May 12, meet the featured artists, and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. A cash bar will be provided by the City of Gulfport. The Catherine Hickman Theater is located at 5501 27th Avenue S. For more information; www.CityofImagination.info or www. so49.org. 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 11 The Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on April 10th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be music by Mike Balisterri. Call 399-1272 for reservations. Community Band to Give March Concert The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert on April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Galatea Gardens band shell. Come join the band and Musical Director Max Millspaugh for some stirring music that will have you tapping your toes to the beat as the band plays, among others, the Brooke Marine March, the Walking Frog March, the Queen City March and An American Rhapsody. Bring your friends and lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. There is free parking and handicapped accessibility. The South Pasadena Band is sponsored by the City of South Pasadena and community donations. Come Hear Brazilian Jazz David Manson and his O SOM DO JAZZ band will perform at the West St. Petersburg Community Library on April 11th at 7:30 p.m. The library is on the SPC/Gibbs campus at 6605 Fifth Avenue N. The 6-piece band features Brazilian bossa-nova and samba-jazz and the performance will include Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson. Band Leader Dr. David Manson is a professor of music at St. Petersburg College. He leads other Tampa Bay bands including Helios. The best way to approach the library is from 9th Ave. N. and turn south on 67th St. This will lead you right into the library parking lot. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of West St. Petersburg Library and is free. The Friends bookstore maintained at the library will be open from 7 p.m. and during the concert. City of South Pasadena $1,000 Scholarship South Pasadena residents and high school graduating students of the City of South Pasadena, have until May 31, 2012 to apply for the City's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been City residents for the past two years, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South

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12 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Senior Boaters can Get Tips USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78 will be hosting Jim Eastman, author, former Coast Guardsman, and a recreational boater with many decades of both freshwater and saltwater boating experience. Known for his highly successful senior boater seminars that helped issues, his handbook and guide gives senior boaters an eye-opening look at the effects of human aging on boater safety and what can be done to minimize the effects for extending safe and enjoyable boating years. The seminar is open to the public on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m., 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, at the Warren Webster Building, one mile south of the Don CeSar. Attend an Orchid Repotting Clinic The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will be holding an orchid repotting clinic on Saturday, April 7th from 9 a.m. until noon at 12350 Ridge Road in Largo. The public is invited to bring their orchids for instruction on how to repot their orchids or have it done for them. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase. The Society will divide, if necessary, and repot your overgrown orchids for a nominal charge. Get them ready for spring. Cash or check. For more information call 813-9180-4546. Massachusetts Society to Meet The last meeting of the Massachusetts Society for the winter season will be on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at the Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport. They will be having their famous pizza party. They club will resume meetings in November. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 13 Letters Gulfport Police Explorers offer Thanks Dear Editor: The Gulfport Police Explorer's would like to publicly thank a few people who helped the First Annual Explorer Academy turn is to Gulfport Police Chief Robert teach and train with us. The next is to McDonald's, Fazio's Pizza & Subs, and O'Maddy's Bar & Grille for supplying us lunch. Also I would like to think Boca Ciega High School's Principal Michael Vigue for allowing us to utilize the school's campus for training purposes. It was great working with you and we hope we can do this again."Sergeant Charleston Fritts Explorer Supervisor/ Community LiasionBeware These Other Rooms Dear Editor: Every eating establishment that feeds us is required to also provide us with bathroom facilities. These other rooms have exotic titles but are most often referred to as rest rooms. Theres no resting here. Just get in and out as soon as possible. These other rooms are downright dangerous. A person will probably never enter another room as contaminated with germs. Safety and proper sanitation are not the highest priority for many of these restaurant owners. It is not only the ugliness of their appearance but the danger that lies in the unclean magnitude of the facility itself. Some of our most popular restaurants in the Gulfport /South Pasadena area are guilty of neglecting the safety and health of their customers.John R. Hahn License-free Fishing days in Florida. The days are perfect chances for parents, who dont yet have a license, to take without having to purchase a license. Florida residents and nonresidents, mark these Saturdays on your calendar for 2012: April 7, Freshwater; June 2, Saltwater; June 9, Freshwater; Sept. 1, Saltwater. All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. The license

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14 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria, 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. They enjoy lunch and visiting with each other. The meeting begins at 12 noon with an activity planned by the hospitality committee. Come join us on April 12 for a Mystery Style Show presented by members. They expect to have a great time guessing the characters who appear. The meeting adjourns by 1 p.m. SPCREA often plans fun Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@ yahoo.com for more information.Take a Lifeguard Certication CourseST. PETE BEACHWant 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 15 Senior Center Open HouseAs part of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Centers open house last Wednesday, the Gulfport Historical Society hosted a Then and Now history expo. Jerryanne Hindman shows off a then costume. Sailing Into Savings Gerald Boyer inspects a teak block he purchased at the Marine Flea Market. The annual event, held on Miriam Street between the marina and Clam Bayou, had everything from bits of line to windsurfers for sale.

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16 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 These Bocce Ladies had a Blast Winners of the Town Shores Bocce Blast Ladies Division (L-R): Capt. Diane Dagenais, Helen Hastings, Carol White, Ref. Bob Clinkard, Joan Richardson, Annette Nakutny, Bobbie McLoughlin and Ruth Ficalora. Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will host Roses 101 presented by the Tampa Bay Rose Society on Tuesday, April 10th at 7 p.m. at 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Cost is $5. 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, 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 17 Saying Goodbye to Margo At a dinner in her honor, longtime loyal Chamber of Commerce volunteer Margo Scannell accepted accolades from Gulfport themed parting gifts. Margo put off her retirement for over a year, for the sake of the chamber, Gulfport chamber president Lori Rosso said, explaining that Margo knew the chambers move would mean big changes for the organization. She knew the move it signaled a major shift in priorities. We had to grow up, [and] she stayed on for our sake. Rosso says the chamber will start a new volunteer program for retirees looking to give back to the community, and she hopes Margos shoes. You can never replace Margo. She has 15 years of knowledge and service. She truly knows our members. She sees them out and about, she said. Shes earned it. Shes really given us a lot more than we deserve, Rosso said. Shes been a real guiding light for me, and I will miss that. Hold on to Your Coconuts! Join Buddy Smith and Michael C. LaRose and The No Name Storm blew Molly Hatchet of the stage at the Casino in 2003) cordially invite everyone to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 14th from 2-6 p.m. at The Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Marina District area. Event is BYOB coolers OK. Bring a dish. Additional musical entertainment will be provided by Paul Bernard & Friends followed by Jake N Bacon and then the Storm. This event is sponsored by OMaddys, Fazios, Rainbow Plumbing, Boat & Lift Solutions and Michael C. LaRose, Inc. Many thanks to one and all.Come Celebrate Relay For Life in Gulfport! Every year, Relay For Life is held in communities across America. This unique event is held by American Cancer Society and its goal is to raise family-friendly way. This year, the Relay For Life of Gulfport will be held on Saturday, April 14th starting at 2 p.m. The event commences with a short walk around the Gulfport caregivers and survivors. Following the Survivor/Caregiver walk and introduction, the day will be packed with music, games, food and fun for all ages. Kids can take some time in the bounce house or take a ride down the slip and slide. There will also be plenty of games and activities for teens and adults including corn-hole and volleyball. You can also visit the Relay teams booths set up around the track which will be offering different items for sale. All proceeds more information about this years Relay For Life in Gulfport, please contact Sandy at 727-320-2069 and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ Relay For Life takes place from 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th until 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 15th at

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18 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club show 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. Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 19 The Gabs At the Marine Flea Market we stopped by the CERT table where volunteers were selling hot dogs. We asked people what toppings make the perfect hot dog.Jim Handley, Midland, Ottawa : Ketchup only. Diane Norris, Gulfport: Stadium mustard, onions and relish. Bob Worthington, Gulfport: Lots of onions and a little bit of mustard. John Hogg, London, Ontario: Mustard, onions and sauerkraut.

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20 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Free Passover at Beth-El Shalom Watch the Passover seder come alive. Come learn the meaning of each of the Passover food items and ceremonies. They will have a full service with all the food items to taste such as the matzah, charoset, maror, etc., everything except a dinner. Come and enjoy this special time at a Passover service on Friday, April 6th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic congregation is located at 1701 29th Ave. N. (at the corner of 17th St.) St. Petersburg. All are welcome. Free admission, limited seating, preregistration is necessary. For more info call 345-7777, e-mail Rabbi@ Jewishheritage.net, web: www. Jewishheritage.net.

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22 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 County Extension Celebrates Earth Day Save money, make a difference and save the planet by joining experts from the University of Florida to discover ways to save energy and money through the Free scheduled courses are available at: Pinellas County Extension Service, Largo, Wednesday, April 11, 6 to 7 p.m.; Brooker Creek Preserve, Saturday, April 14, 10 to 11 a.m.; Weedon Island Preserve, Saturday, April 21, 10 to 11 a.m. and the Largo Public Library, Wednesday, April 25, 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will receive free money and energy-saving equipment in addition to the latest research-based information from the University of Florida. Participants of this free program are given the opportunity to become part of a easy, energy-saving changes in the home. Registration is required. Visit www.pinellascountyextension.org to sign up today. Call 727-582-2581.Summer Softball at North Shore Park Join the St. Petersburg HalfCentury Softball Club in preparation for their 80th season. Summer softball sessions are at North Shore Park every MWF at 9 a.m. beginning April 16. Applications and try-outs are available for 60 game season beginning October 29. Take this opportunity to play yourself into pitch action. Interested players aged 49-74 should contact Joe Hannah at 727-420-8102.

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24 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshops The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue). A 30-minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, Tuesday, April 17th; Friday, April 27th and Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. This interactive presentation covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as statistics and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. All attendees will law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. Reservations are required as spaces are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Pedestrian Campaign, at 813974-9215 or jlbrenne@cutr.usf.edu. Voter Registration Offered in Gulfport Voter registration will be offered at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 13th. You will need to have your license or last four digits of your social security number. Some reasons to update your registration include change of address, change change in your signature due to age, tremor or injury or if you have not voted in the 2004 an d 2008 presidential elections.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 25 BPW to Hold Unhappy HourBusiness and Professional Women will hold the groups annual Unhappy Hour in recognition of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 17, from 5:307:30 p.m. at Marchands Bar and Grill inside the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in downtown St. Petersburg at 501 Fifth Avenue NE. The public is invited to this not-for-women-only event. There is no cost to attend and no RSVP is necessary. Equal Pay Day, which this year falls on April 17, marks the day the average earns the same amount of pay that her male counterpart earned in the previous calendar year. According to recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, women on average earn 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Therefore, if a man were paid $50,000 to perform his job from January 1 through December 31, 2011, it will take a woman in the same position, on average, from January 1, 2011, through April 17, 2012, to earn the same amount. For more information on the April 17th event, please call Kristin Guenthardt at 727-551-5225. For more information on BPW/ St. Petersburg-Pinellas, visit the website: www.BPWStPetePinellas. org. Take a Boating Class USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Gulfport will offer the next ABS Class on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. Please use side entrance. Books and materials are provided. Upon completion you will receive wallet card and Florida State Boating Card. Cost is $40 per student. For reservations or more information call 727-399-7986. Spring Bonnet Tea at Womans Club GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club presents their annual Spring Bonnet Tea on Sunday, April 15th from 3-5 p.m. at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. in St. Petersburg. Event features traditional tea service and entertainment. Cost is $10. For reservations contact Laura Brock at tampabay.rr.com. Proceeds will Restoration Fund.

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26 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay meets at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, on Sunday, April 15. Peter Summers will present a program on Getting the Most out of the National Archives Website. A pre-program social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. and the featured program starts at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome. There is no charge for attending the meeting. For information on the organization or directions to the meeting call Sally Israel at 727-343-1652. Get Ready for Summer with Swim LessonsST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex offers swim lessons for children of all ages to get everyone ready for summer time. Learn to Swim classes are available for children ages 3 and older of all skill levels. Classes are held Monday through Friday in 30-minute daily classes for two weeks. Classes are available from 5-5:30 p.m. or 5:35-6:05 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. The next session of classes will be held April 16th April 26th with registration going on now. All classes are led by American Red cost $35 for St. Pete Beach residents and $40 for non-residents. Courses will continue to be offered all spring and summer long to get your children summer-ready. Call the pool for more information at 363-9245 and visit www.spbrec.com. Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for all levels at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be available. Call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. for more information.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 27 Elder Consumer Protection Law Day The Elder Consumer Protection Program at Stetson University College of Laws Center for Excellence in Elder Law is proud to host another Elder Consumer Protection Law Day on Thursday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stetson (Eleazer Courtroom), 1401 61st Street S. in Gulfport. Members of the public are invited to attend this free community education event. Presenters and exhibitors will highlight consumer protection and awareness with a focus toward elders and a spotlight on scams and frauds. Free consumer services will be provided, including secure document shredding drop-off, do-not-call/optout registration, and free credit report registration. Registration is required and limited, serve basis. To register, or for more information, contact Slade V. Dukes at 727-562-7888 or elderconsumers@ law.stetson.edu. Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon starting on $40 or $10 per individual class. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727251-0424 US Coast Guard to Speak At Womans Club The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, April 13th at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lt. Commander Chris Delemere of the US Coast Guard. He will enlighten them on the various duties involving the locally based Coast Guard unit. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Guests are welcome. Call 727822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org. Bring the Kids to Fishing DerbyST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Department is hosting its annual Hooked on Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Merry Pier in historic Passa-Grille. The tournament is open to kids and teens of all ages and costs $5 to enter. Fishing gear and prizes will be awarded in fun categories such as required; all participants will check in and pay at Merry Pier, 801 Passa-Grille Way, on the day of the event. Light refreshments and participants Call the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245 for more information.

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28 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Holiday Mathis In 2006, NASA dispatched the New Horizons spacecraft to explore the outer reaches of the solar system. New Horizons has been over the storms and around the moons of Jupiter and is now beyond the halfway point between Earth and Pluto. This week through mid-September, Pluto goes retrograde suggesting that a transformation is underway, though we cannot fully move forward until we look back and assess where weve been. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You havent attained your goal yet, though its not for lack of trying. Youve taken action. Your head and heart are in the right place. The most likely reason for the delay is that youre simply not ready for the responsibilities (and headaches!) that go along with your goal. Appreciate this blessing in disguise. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You dont believe you should be immune from trouble and strife. Instead, you accept that obstacles are a part of life, and you welcome the challenge this presents. Seeing life as a game helps you take a playful approach. Being a mature problem solver, youll inspire others to behave in kind -and possibly to hire you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The animals take leisure time at their, well, leisure. Human animals like you sometimes subvert these instincts in order to answer an email or cook dinner. When will you unwind? Sooner is better than later. Thursday and Friday will treat you gently, so take advantage. Relax! CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youre talking to yourself in a certain manner all day long. Do you know what youre saying? Its time to become more message being communicated from you to you that isnt helping matters one bit. With simple awareness of this, you can change it, thus changing your destiny! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Truth and facts are not the same things. Facts can be checked, but truth is trickier because its highly personal and individual, based on a philosophy or a feeling. Youll be looking for information this week to guide your way. Dont get too hung up on the facts. What will help you more is the truth. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is said that there was a soldier in World War II who fell from an airplane, without a parachute, from an altitude of about 18,000 feet and survived. His fall was cushioned by the branches of pine trees and a blanket of deep snow. You may feel lucky this week, and you will be! But pack your parachute anyhow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Its nice when the things you want come easily to you. But thinking it should always be this way is a recipe for frustration and sadness. You accept that challenge is just a part of life, and you welcome it. You feel ready to take on the full range of responsibilities that come with successful living. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Pressure should not be allowed to build in our lives. Its not good for your attitude, and its not good for your health. Help yourself out by regularly letting off steam this week. Also, lessen the effects of high-pressure events by doing what it takes to make sure youre really ready for them. Plan ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). New goals wont gel until youve taken them through a process of soul searching. Though you want something, in moments of being extremely real with yourself, you may, deep down, encounter resistance to the idea. When this happens, consider it a breakthrough. It will help you want the right thing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Objectively, you may not want to be a part of a clique, but you may realize today that you already are. At least, thats how its seen from another persons point of view. Youll have to go out of your way to be aware of this -to reach out and prevent others from feeling like outsiders. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People who have made mistakes and have been forgiven will have more love to give. This is true because theyve been on the receiving end of a bigger love; theyve been shown the way. Its something to take into account, as youll be in a position to accept a gift from such a person this week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your brain is always working to protect you and your assets, the most important of which is your time. Snap judgments based on visual cues, stereotypes and the like will, for the most part, be accurate enough to keep you from getting distracted by people and situations that will waste your time. This Week's Birthdays : Youll bask in attention as loved ones gather around to celebrate and please you. Youll set new goals, attitude, which might be described as driven. A contest will be featured next month. A relationship builds with shared adventure in June. You seize an opportunity for expansion in August. This may include a move. November brings reasons to investigate new professional and bring vows, promises and contracts. 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

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 29 St. Pete College Job Fair Once again, St. Petersburg College State Representatives Larry Ahern and Jim Frishe are joining forces to put on a Bay Area Job Fair scheduled for Friday, April 20 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. It will again be held on SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center. This high-capacity room is located in the Community Library Annex. Again, the job fair is a free event for both employers and job seekers. They have limited the number of for the event. Urban Gypsies Return to Art Village Thanks to the support of the sponsors of the Art Village Court Yard, the Urban Gypsies will roll in to town on April 21st from 6:3010 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk bringing the famed Loga Phone, Mandolin, Guitar, Drums, Sweet harmonies, Tribal Disco Gypsy Bluegrass music and high energy fun for a free community concert. Its going to be a crazy fun time says singer and percussionist Leta Woloshuk. We really miss the Court Yard, this will be a celebration for us. The Art Village Court Yard is located at 2914 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Visit urbangypsies@msn. com. South Pasadena Arbor Day Celebration The South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden Park at 7015 Sunset Drive S. The City will receive its 23rd consecutive Tree Awards will be presented to the winners and runner-ups in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School band and chorus will perform. This years tree will be planted in memory of former Commissioner Lou Ippolito. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in the Hibiscus Hall Room at the South Pasadena City Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena. Floral Design Class Come join them at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral Design classes. 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 11th and April 18th. Classes are $25 per class. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 or makeitandtakeit@ yahoo.com with questions. Preregistration with deposit required.Picnic in Lido ParkST. PETE BEACHThe Lido Beach Civic Association will have their annual picnic in Lido Park on 45th Ave. on Saturday, April 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All residents are invited. Call 360-7339.

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30 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comAARP Income Tax Assistance, Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. through April 16 (last day). FMI, call 893-1073. Taxpayers must bring Social Security Cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a photo ID, and all pertinent records: W-2's, 1099's, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Art Afternoons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-5 pm. Classes for children ages 8 13, in which they will draw, paint, sculpt, and more during different sessions. FMI, call 893-1074 and ask for Sheri. Voter Registration: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am noon. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to register/ update. Intro to eBooks (except Kindle, which will be featured in an upcoming class): Saturday, April 7, 11 am 1 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Bring your eReader for one-on-one assistance. Basic computer skills & registration required. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 8931073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, April 14, starting at 10:30 am, Puss in Boots (2011 release); and, Hugo (2011 release); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. call 893-1073 FMI. Earth Day Crafts Program: Saturday, April 21, 1:30 4 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 Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 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. Non-refundable 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 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 non-res. 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. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. sion begins Wed., April 25th, 11 a.m. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. more information. 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 727-748-6612. 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. 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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Freedom Found The Musical DramaApril 6 April 8 Fri./Sat. 7pm. Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $20 & up.Available at: Gulfport Casino, Eileen;s Resale Boutique, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, or on line at: FreedomFoundMusical.com 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 Voter Registration: Voter registration or re-registration forms as well as voting information will be available at the Senior Center on Fri. Apr. 13 from 10am to noon. Series on Hearing Healthcare: Learn about Medical Conditions that Affect Hearing & Balance by Rachele M. Orsini, Au. D., CCC-A on Thurs. Apr. 5 at 1pm. Other presentations offered through the month: April 12, 1pm: Coping with Hearing Loss & Finding Empowerment by Jeff Rupp & Gwen Sand (Deaf & Hearing Connection); Apr. 19 at 1pm: Improving Relationships thru Better Communication by Rachele M. Orsini; Apr. 26, 1pm: Better Hearing means Better Living Taking Charge of your Hearing Healthcare by Rachele M. Orsini. Fabulous Fashion Show & Entertainment: Mark your calendar for a fabulous Fashion Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Apr. 11 at 1:00pm (not 2pm as previously posted). The event also includes entertainment by Gail Biron performing a program of classic songs. Refreshments will also be served. Get your tickets at the Senior Center in advance: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Senior Center Flea Market Theres always a good bargain at the Senior Center Flea Market. Dont miss out on Fri. Apr. 13, 10am to 2pm. 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. Volunteer Drivers Needed : The Senior Center is looking for a few good drivers to transport our seniors who sometimes have medical appointments that cannot be accommodated by GEMS. If you have an excellent driving record and would like to offer your assistance, please call the Senior Center. A background check and a physical are required. A city vehicle will be provided. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? Hard Rock Tea Room on Apr. 16 ($49); Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for hearing impaired Floridians will be distributed on Tues. April 17, 9:3011:30am courtesy of the Deaf & Hearing Connection. Free Legal Assistance: Free legal assistance will be offered on Fri. Apr. 20 at 9:30am courtesy of the Community Law Program. Includes wills, living wills, power of attorney, etc. for qualifying seniors 60 and over. 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. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 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

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32 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Scott LafeeDont Hate That Late Weight Being old and fat doesnt necessarily translate into being unhappy, too. At least not according to a new study of 10,000 people in the United Kingdom and United States who were evaluated on eight different factors, including perception of general health, social functioning, mental health and pain. The study, reported in the European Journal of Epidemiology, found that most of the respondents said they enjoyed a better quality of life as they aged, even if the physical quality of their lives declined. Being overweight or obese did not alter their perceptions of mental health. People with a body mass index of more than 30 displayed similar upbeat mental qualities to those considered to be at a healthy weight. Its obvious that peoples physical quality of life deteriorates as they age, but what is interesting is that their mental well-being doesnt also deteriorate-in fact it increases, said Saverio Stranges, who led the study at the University of Warwick. The researchers suggest one reason could be that older people have developed more robust coping abilities. Theyve learned how to deal with hardship and negative circumstances. It may also be partly due to lower expectations. The study also looked at the effect the optimum amount was between six and eight hours compared to people who slept less or more. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. GET ME THAT. STAT! Of the estimated 35 million people worldwide with dementia, the World Health Organization says more than half live in lowand middle-income more than 70 percent by 2050. The WHO predicts dementia rates will more than double in eastern and southern Asia, with projected growth rates of 134 to 146 percent in Latin America and 125 percent for North Africa and the Middle East. DOC TALK Bury the hatchet -to accidentally leave a surgical instrument inside a patient. PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Chaetophobia fear of hair BEST MEDICINE First guy: Did you hear about the paranoid dyslexic? Second guy: Yes, he was always afraid he was following someone. OBSERVATION We dont get fat because we overeat; we overeat because were getting fat. -American writer Gary Taubes (Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It) LAST WORDS That is indeed very good. I shall have to repeat that on the Golden Floor! -English poet A.E. Housman (1859-1936) to his doctor, who had just told him a joke.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 33 Funday Coming to Boca Ciega Yacht ClubIts almost time again for the Annual Spring Funday at Boca Ciega Yacht Club on South Tifton Drive to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. As always, there will be free hot dogs of prizes, face painting for the kids, exhibits, and best of all sailboat rides for all. Its all free! BCYC Funday is always a gala event to introduce the club and its activities to the community. Last year, over 600 neighbors attended, 300 sailboat rides were enjoyed, and 800 hot dogs were consumed. There will be more of everything this year. In case of inclement weather, BCYC Funday will be held on Sunday, April 29. Mark your calendars, set aside the day, and bring you entire family to enjoy fun in the sun and on the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega Bay. BCYC is just south of the Gulfport Marina with plenty of parking on the grounds. Out of courtesy, please leave your beloved pets at home. Featuring the Eden Valley Region of Australia If you like rich, colorful wines, youll love Coonawarra. Coonawarra is the Limestone Coasts main wine region. Often called Australias other red centre, its premium red wines have won many awards. Its Cabernet Sauvignon is internationally renowned and its Shiraz isnt far behind. The regions terra rossa soil (red soil found on limestone) is perfect for grape growing. of the regions most recognizable wineries. Some of the most recognizable vines in Coonawarra are; Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz

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34 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Local ObituariesCHARLES BUD DANKS, SR., 82, formerly of Greenwich, CT, and Gulfport, FL, died March 8th in Sun City Center, FL. Born in Greenwich, Nov. 28th, 1929. While in Greenwich, Bud was a funeral director and involved in many activities including, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Cos Cob Fire Dept., American Legion, also directed many parades in Greenwich, retired from by his wife, Marilyn, and is survived by his 5 children, Kim Servais, Linda (Frank) Sclafani, Alan (Debbie) Danks, Becky (Chris) Norris, Chuck Danks, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and his very dear friend Helen Vance. In lieu to the Shriners or your favorite charity. FOX, MICHAEL THEODORE, 61, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on March 25, 2012. He was an avid nothing more than his family. He served in the Coast Guard. He was a devoted husband to Paula for 26 years; loving father of Brandy, Cayce and Michael; proud grandfather of Morgan, Riley, and Micah. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Flaherty and brother William Fox. In lieu to the American Cancer Society. Ceremonies will be in Keller, GA. Online memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 727-321-3321. JAROSCH, ALEXANDER, 77, of Gulfport, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at home. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 125 in Gulfport, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 72 in St. Petersburg, and Gulfport CERT. He is survived by his loving wife Judith; Children Jo Anne, David, Fred; grandchildren Alexis and Will. There will be a gathering on March 30, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu Suncoast Hospice. Visit the familys personalized online Guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com. Anderson-McQueen Funeral HomesTyrone,727-347-3363. KOZLOWSKI, ALEKSANDER, 97, of Gulfport, passed away on April 1. Born in Lomza, Poland, Aleks proudly served in the Polish Army during WWII. He was a Prisoner of War in Germany and returned to Poland afterwards. He moved to Buffalo, NY in 1953 and was quickly employed by Ford Motor Company. Aleks became a naturalized citizen in 1962. He met the love of his life, Margot, and they married on Aug. 17, 1957. They lived in Lackawanna, NY until 1984 when they moved to Gulfport. Aleks enjoyed growing roses in NY and continued to create beautiful gardens in Florida using native plants everyone enjoyed his Green Thumb. He belonged to St. Paul Catholic Church and the Polonia Polish Club, 4350 16th St. N. Aleks was a founding supporter of the Club and served for many years as the Marshal. He and Margot enjoyed dancing and attending the various club events. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007. His loving wife, Margot predeceased him in 2008, and he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was a friend to all. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 4 followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 35 Spring for the Arts 2012 Spring for the Arts is a celebratory Cultural Arts Center on April 28 from 7-10 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Pier. This cocktail gala will showcase the exhibit Retrospect, over 100 paintings by Creative Clay member artists, live music by the Whitney James Quintet, professional swing dancing, complimentary swing dance lessons, celebrity emcee Danielle McBroom of 97X, a silent auction, a donated by Folkfest St. Pete artists, such as Missionary Mary Proctor, and local artists including Duncan McClellan, portrait drawings and painting demonstrations by Creative Clay member artists, food tastings from local premiere restaurants, and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. All ticket holders present at the event will be eligible to win an original painting by a Creative Clay member artist. For more ticket purchase or sponsorship information, call 727-825-0515 or go to www.creativeclay.org/event/ spring-for-the-arts. Volunteer Opportunity Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free 1-888831-0404 or visit the programs Web com. CTK needs Shorts Its spring. Its warm and Clothes To Kids has an immediate need for shorts for elementary, middle and high school students in sizes 5 to XXXL. Clothes To Kids can also use jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants and skirts. Clothes To Kids serves Pinellas students, K thru 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 3rd Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers welcomed. organization provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call 4415050 or visit our website atwww. ClothesToKids.org.

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38 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 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! EarthFest 2012 Parade Workshops First Florida Frontiers and Earth Scouts of St Petersburg are hosting a series of community workshops on Sundays April 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. Gulfport Library Book Shop Books make wonderful gifts and the Circle of Friends receives new books every day! Visit the book shop at 5501 28th Avenue S. Shop 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 dont accept 8-track tapes. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 39 Excerpts heard at the April 6, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesId like to speak in favor of the motion. I think its a great opportunity to begin to get some revenue from our wonderful beachfront. But beyond that, I think it provides some level of control... some of those waterfront venues are excellent for folk festivals... the sponsors could then rent the space. Bob Newcomb, about beach pavilion rentals. Mr. Newcomb serves as the Executive Director for the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, although he did not say he It doesnt serve us and I just dont like that. Mayor Mike Yakes, about the Central Avenue Trolley. I want to congratulate our Teen Council. They came in second place in the League of Cities [contest] and brought back $500 for Teen Council. Vice Mayor Sam HendersonAbout the Vice-Mayorship...I absolutely have heard from the public, in more places than I thought were appropriate. Mayor Mike Yakes While it is the councils responsibility... all the citizens of Gulfport have a vested interest. Id like to speak in support of Sam Henderson. Bonnie Sklaren, resident I found it very disappointing that you made it evident that theres a split, right from the start... boys on the left, girls on the right... I hope the split doesnt continue. Jan Lowe, about the councils inability to select a vice mayor at the previous meeting. Well, here. Ill run the meeting. This is exactly what we dont need to be demonstrating to our public. Mayor Mike Yakes, when Councilmember Jennifer Salmon told councilmember Sam Henderson why she wanted to make a nomination instead of addressing the motion on the table. I respect each and every one of you but Im not going to let this get out of control. Mayor Mike Yakes, after resident Patricia Millward called out from the audience and he told her not to speak. If the charter needs to be changed... and you wish the mayor to do it, then change the charter to simply state [that]. Mayor Mike Yakes, about the process for selecting a vice mayor. Do you understand that we represent each and every one of these residents that are in here? Mayor Mike Yakes, to the council I think the most important thing is availability I think that Barb and Sam and I can handle the job... I see Barb as somebody who is right there in the middle of town and can handle the job. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon The title of vice mayor was not created to be a political tool. The vice-mayor title was created to be an integral component of this citys disaster, emergency planning and preparedness strategy... Being available for ribbon cuttings and other events when the mayor is doublebooked or unavailable is nice, but it is not the sole, primary or even secondary rationale for having a vice-mayor. If a state of emergency does occur and for what ever reason the vice-mayor should need to step up, then the chain of command in our citys government becomes crucial to how well and fast this city gets itself out of the emergency. Every resident from Gulfport that I have talked to in recent weeks has indicated they believe the most experienced councilmember with the most connections to other governmental organizations within the county and state is serve as our vice-mayor. Dan Liedtke, who quoted Section 8-8 of the citys ordinances, which places the vice mayor second in command for declaring and dealing with a state of emergency. Im going to respect whatever the council chooses to do... I represent Regional Planning Council, the Agency on Bay Management... If you want to make an argument about why you want to forego my seniority for whatever reasons you guys are... again. If for whatever the reason the council chooses that we want to go in another direction, lets be honest. Councilman Sam Henderson, in response to allegations that he didnt have time to serve as vice mayor. Im out there, Im available. Councilwoman Barbara Banno The interest is that of cohesion, to bring the city together and not have this division. Mayor Mike Yakes I am not going to challenge the availability... availability is important to me, but I am not doubting the integrity of any council member. If you tell me youre going to be there, I expect its going to happen. Mayor Mike Yakes Really, if you look back, the last three vice mayors are no longer you know that we are all elected to do our job? Asking for someone to watch over the absence of a mayor... any member of the council can. Sam, I was here when the vote was placed and Sam yielded, whether he wished to or not, and was passed over, and here we are again. Mayor Mike Yakes Im ready to take a vote, Im ready to have the city come back together. Mayor Mike Yakes

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40 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Speeding Things UpPut aside concerns about Afghanistan, Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the presidential primaries, oil prices, mammoth national debt, the health care bill, Muslim extremist terrorist acts, school problems, and any other you, and consider a real issue: sports events take much too long. I bring this up because this is the sports overlap season: hockey, college basketball, football supplemental draft and free agency, golf, baseball start-up, even racing. All this takes time something we have too little of. So, we need to change the rules and the parameters. Do you play golf? Four and a half hours to play a game or maybe longer in the busy season. Absurd. And that doesn't consider the time to get to the course and warm-up. You could drive to Orlando and back in less time. You could get married and have a reception in less time. You Reduce golf to nine holes, or, generously, 12 holes, and enforce "ready" golf rules. If you don't know the phrase, you don't care anyway. I know golf courses are hurting these days, but this may draw more people to the courses. Yes, I know that you can play nine only, but only a wimp, or very old guy comes to a course and says, "nine only", or unless they quit because the round is taking too long. As for the pros, who hit the ball straighter, longer and less often, but seem to spend agonizing minutes over each shot, not to mention the endless pacing around the greens looking for every undulation, put a tighter time limit on each shot or give them golf carts. Let's see them sink those long putts with only a half a minute or so However, my favorite sport is football. I mean I really do like it, but let's speed it up. Let's make every quarterback call his own plays and provide only 30 seconds between plays (see how Peyton Manning likes that). Double the yardage for delay of game penalties. Eliminate the re-plays. Eliminate the two minute warning. What's so important about the last two minutes? Those last two minutes with the same intensity. Shorten the time-outs and keep the clock running. No touchbacks on kickoffs. Kickoff from your own 25 ( pro-football). Keep the fair catch for safety reasons, but don't permit downing of the ball. Get the advertising time-outs. Yes, I know this will decrease the income, but the pay is too high anyway. Moving on to baseball. Baseball should last only seven innings. Or, start the game about the third inning. Not much seems to happen before then, anyway. Shorten warmups, and give less time between pitches. Don't let the guy step out of the batter's box once he's in there. I'd too. Move the pitcher's mound back, increase the distances between the bases. Automate calling of balls and strikes. TV already does it for you. Congrats to baseball, by the way, for not using instant replays to second guess the umps. As for hockey, it moves pretty quickly with few time outs, but ties and shootouts take far too much time and are boring, and the periods could be shortened. Let the clock run during guys play lots of games anyway, and shorter games would give more breaks, and save their legs. Let the clock run in basketball. Double the penalty for deliberate fouls so the last couple of minutes don't take as long as the entire game. I don't know enough about racing, but fewer laps would mean a shorter time. And, that's the point. Shorten everything up. Time is precious. It's something we don't have enough of and we waste far too much of it on frivolous things. Sports are fun and we all need recreation whether we're playing or watching, but enough is enough. Taking three hours or more for an event is too much. Here's a rallying cry: Take Back Your Time." Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 41 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm 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 Les on Guitar 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Easter Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg.5:45pm Reg ALA Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pmExe.Com.Mtg-6pm Frank Caine 6:30pmBaringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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42 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 3/22 Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle55th St. & Gulfport Blvd S. Shots Fired (Heard)5100 Blk Pine Grove Terr. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 15th Ave. S. Friday 3/23 Assault/Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 56th St. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vessel StopBoca Ciega Bay. Disturbance700 Blk 60th St. S. Trespass7th Ave. & 58th St. S. Animal Control14th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Theft2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Saturday 3/24 DUI2200 Blk 49th St. S. Disorderly ConductShore Blvd. & Clinton St. S. Wanted PersonBeach Blvd. & 27th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleBeach Blvd. & 26th Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person6300 Blk 13th Ave. S. Vandalism2900 Blk 53rd St. S. Suspicious Person1900 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Sunday 3/25 Suspicious PersonGray St. & 13th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2600 Blk 45th St. S. Drugs5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call58th St. & Faireld Ave. S. Suspicious PersonShore Blvd. & Dupont St. S. Monday 3/26 Juvenile TroublePier. Person Under Inuence54th St. & 23rd Ave. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 25th Ave. S. Vandalism5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wanted Person5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Stalking3200 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble2600 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Tuesday 3/27 Domestic5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 44th St. S. Panhandler/Solicitor2200 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Keep the Peace4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Assault/Battery1000 Blk 54th St. S. Short Fired (Heard)800 Blk 60th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle2900 Blk 49th St. S. Wednesday 3/28 Suspicious Person5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct7th Ave. & 59th St. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call1100 Blk 60th St. S. Assault/BatteryBeach Blvd. & 28th Ave. S. Crabby Bills Robbery Victims Survive On March 26, 2011 at approx. 1:07 a.m., two masked subjects confronted a Crabby Bills employee in the restaurant parking lot. One of the subjects was as Floyd Butler, Jr., B/M, 24 yrs. old. Both Robinson and Butler punched and kicked the victim numerous times while in the closed restaurant's parking lot. These subjects subsequently tied the victims hands behind his back, and placed him into the trunk of his car. During this encounter, the subjects threatened to shoot the victim numerous times if he didnt provide them with money. After several minutes, these subjects removed the victim from the trunk of the car, and escorted him (at gunpoint) towards the front of the restaurant. While walking towards the front door, the suspects confronted a second victim, who was ordered to the ground at gunpoint. Both victims were robbed of cash and other personal items. The subjects brought both victims into the closed restaurant using the employees' restaurant keys. After stealing cash from the beach and Robinson was caught after jumping into the intercoastal waterway.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 43 Try your hand at Sudoku Community Emergency Response Team CERT training will prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in any type of emergency. In the event of a community disaster you can chose to use your training to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of victims, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. The training is offered through the Gulfport Fire Department CERT team and is free of charge. Two full days from 9-5 are needed to cover the curriculum. The next class will begin April 14th and April 21st. Call now to reserve your seat or for more information contact Bob Worthington at 727-906-8014. Gulfport Toastmaster Club forming Would you like to become a better communicator? Would you like to be more comfortable speaking in front of others and increase your selfToastmasters Club forming so why not get to know us and be our guest! The club meets every Wednesday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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.). Discover for yourself the education, camaraderie and professionalism that their Toastmasters Club offers! Contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at don@rsri.net. Toastmasters International is a that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. 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.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 Aprils program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road April 10, Boating Safety April 17, and Piloting Your Boat Part A April 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226.

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44 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Hes All Bark Barking is as natural as breathing. Triggered by a state of excitement, barking is a dogs means of communicating anger, loneliness, fear, playfulness or a need for something. Excessive barking is barkings obnoxious cousin. Its an exaggeration of natural canine behavior that can only be eliminated by either giving in to the dogs demand or reconditioning the dog. Id advise the latter -quick. The excessive barking of an overindulged or neglected dog has ruined friendships, destroyed relationships and added to the overwhelm of courts already jammed with frivolous concerns that are largely solvable without the aid of lawyers and judges. Time and money are wasted. Friends and credibility are lost. And if youre a renter, you staring at a notice to vacate. Dont ignore complaints about your dogs excessive barking. Instead, problem or a neighbor problem. Do a little sleuthing. Leave the dog with a friend or relative, or board him at a local kennel for a few days. During that time, ask your neighbor whether the barking has been a problem. If he complains even when the dog isnt there, you have a neighbor problem. But if the dog turns out to be the culprit, there are adjustments that can and should be made to your behavior, the dogs environment or the dogs temperament. Possible reasons behind excessive barking: tethering, improper a closed door), outside distractions (e.g., construction, stray animals, lawnmowers, a steady stream of strangers), bad weather, separation anxiety, heightened territorialism, lack of exercise, genetics, temperament, hunger... Theres a cartoon that features an impatient pup sitting next to an empty food bowl at the feet of his master, an artist consumed with the masterpiece-in-the-making on the easel before him. The caption: And how about some dinner? One of the great masters, indeed. Some problems come with simple solutions: --Dont tether your dog to a tree in the yard. Instead, invest in a dog run or fence the yard. two or three vigorous walks every day, with some spirited games of fetch thrown in for good measure. The amount of exercise required depends on the breed of dog. --Dont close your dog off in a room by himself. Dogs are social animals. one area of the house with a baby gate so he can see his world. --Before you leave the house without him, close window blinds and drapes, and play soothing music or low-level talk-radio to ease the pain of separation and mask exterior distractions. --Give him a Nylabone toy to while away the hours until you return. Boredom can lead to mindless barking. --Dont make a big fuss out of every goodbye. This only heightens his anxiety when you leave, which can result in a long tedious barking session on the heels of every departure. --Dont forget dinner and water. A Barking problems that are more a matter of DNA are less likely but more complex, and require a reconditioning of the dog. This demands patience and persistence on the part of the dog owner. Considering the problems brought on by excessive barking, the effort is worthwhile. For information on effective reconditioning techniques and tools -including the Margolis Maneuver and the proper use of the human voice in dog training -visit unclematty. com or read When Good Dogs Do Bad Things, available at your local library or online at unclematty.com. Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack BarCome see our new menu for Breakfast and Lunch Items. Room also available for small luncheon meetings (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 45 Meet Matilda, a very sweet 6-month-old female Pointer mix. She is an outgoing girl that loves to have fun and explore her surroundings when taking long walks or hanging out in the dog park. Matilda is learning her basic obedience commends like 'sit' and 'stay'. Matilda will make a great addition to any home. To adopt Matilda, visit her today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg Call 727-328-7738 or visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Meet Bogie, and much like his namesake, I am small and compact, very vocal and will enjoy talking to you as much as you like. I am sweet, love to be in your lap, bed or just by your side. I like dogs -both large and small -but I haven't yet decided if I like other cats. Truth is, Strays Inc. at 727-481-5262 for more information on Bogie Save Our Strays Save Our Strays Needs Your Help of returned cats. Luckily the younger felines were re-adopted and have loving homes again. Others, as older kitties, are not prime candidates for adoption. Many of these senior cats are sweet, loving and just want to be a lap cat again. As a no-kill organization, SOS returned older felines will be cared for by SOS for the remainder of their lives. Save Our Strays offers cat lovers the opportunity to permanently foster many of its harder-to-place kitties. The concept is a win-win for the foster family and the cats. No adoption fees apply. Any required veterinary expenses are covered by SOS. Dry food and litter are furnished if needed. The cats, once again, are able to live in a stable home environment and to provide their families with enjoyment and affection. Please consider becoming a permanent foster family for their displaced kitties. Call 727-481-5262 for details. Foster participants must be able to drive and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch

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46 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Scotsman Fitness is coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present a new class at the Gulfport Recreation Center, located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. A husband and wife duo, who are 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 is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba will begin April 26th please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness is located Facebook or call 727-748-6612. Become Forever Young The show must go on! Like the Radio City Rockets, The Forever Young Dancers seem to go on year after year. They do some favorite routines and keep adding novelty numbers. Forever Young is strictly a volunteer group. All monies received from events go to charity. The men provide their own costumes and transportation. Rehearsal time is involved. Dancers come from all walks of life, teachers, hairdressers, security guards, swim coaches, artists, lawyers and engineers. One was a dancer on the Jackie Gleason Show and another was a Las Vegas chorus boy. These two have joined the big dance recital in the sky. The army is always looking for a few good men and so is Forever Young. Starting with ordinary mature looking men that want to add a little spice to their lives. Forever Young also produces a yearly calendar with a naughty boy started booking and promises to be a banner year. Shake up you family, friends and grandchildren. Surprise them with your performing smile. Interested? Call Fred at 727360-4406 for more information and interviews. Life doesnt have to be the same old boring... Become a Forever Young and a calendar boy.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 47 Become a Guardian ad Litem Over 1000 children in Pinellas County do not have a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. As a Guardian ad Litem, you advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. The Guardian ad Litem visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the childs case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home. No prior experience is necessary; you will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of ten hours a month. To attend an informational meeting, call Maria at 727-464-6528, or go to www.guardianadlitem6.org for more information. Cancer Patients Need Drivers to Assist There is an urgent need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their cancer treatment appointments throughout all of Pinellas County.The amount of time that you drive and the geographic area you drive are based on your own personal preferences. Please call 1-800-227-2345. Learn about DSC Radios To augment and increase the ability of the USCG to pinpoint and assist their Search and Rescue capabilities marine VHF radios must have the automated Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability. If you already have a DSC capable radio or you are shopping for a new DSC radio for your vessel, be forewarned that it will not transmit any DSC call until you obtain and install your nine-digit MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity). The radios user manual must be carefully followed during installation, and great care must be taken when inputting the MMSI, as mistakes are not easily corrected, if at all. Once the MMSI is stored, it should not be possible to alter it without contacting the manufacturer or possibly returning the equipment for a factory reset. Trying to save money by buying a DSC radio at a a bad idea. Purchasing a DSC radio from a reputable and knowledgeable dealer is the only way to be sure that the unit meets current requirements and will function as intended. Interface of the VHF radio and a GPS is also necessary unless you purchase a combination system. A tutorial on the installation and use of DSC radios and registration for a free MMSI is available on line. Type in DSC or MMSI for site information. Boating Skills and Seamanship Programs are presented by the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Call 727-898-1324 for information. Florida boater safety education requirements.

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48 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is the Role of a Personal Representative in Probate? A personal representative is a person or entity that is appointed by the Probate Court to be the overseer of the administration of a deceased person's estate. A personal representative is required by the Probate Court to make sure that the deceased's estate is administered in accordance with Florida law. Generally, a personal representative is obligated to identify, accumulate and protect those assets which are part of the probate estate. This process is also known as the marshalling of probate assets. Because the personal representative has a bate estate to protect assets in the estate, this responsibility is court-suwith the Probate Court. A personal representative is required to publish a "Notice of Administration" in a newspaper of local circula personal representative and attorney of the estate are as well as initiates the creditor claims period of ninety (90) days. The Notice of Administration also states the requirements of ing to the estate. A personal representative may object to the claims of creditors as well as defend lawsuits which arise against a deceased person's estate. Normally, a lawyer will be retained to guide a personal representative through the probate process. It is the obligation of a personal representative to hire an attorney if the personal representative needs assistance in the probate of an estate. A personal representative is further obligated to pay valid creditor claims of the probate estate, pay taxes of the estate, estate. 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. theG a b b e r Since 1968 Custom advertising for any budget.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 49 Town Shores ShufeboardShufeboard tournament winners in womens singles were: L-R, Marge Vogt, Donna Close, Sandy Adams, and Gemma Hershberger. Sandy won the main event and Gemma won the consolation. The seasons last Challenge Tournament ended on Friday, Mar. 16 with the mixed doubles matches which saw Harry Kainaroi and partner John Stelmaski (the only all male team) winning the main event over Nelson Burchat and Pauline Walters. In the consolation it was newcomers Carol Boles with partner Henri Derouin over team Anne Burchat and Bill Adams for the win. On the previous Tuesday of 3/13/12, men and women competed separately in the singles tournaments. For the 11 ladies it was Sandy Adams winning the main event over Donna Close while Gemma Hershberger took the consolation from Marge Vogt. At the same time, 12 men competed with Jim Greene winning the main event over John Stelmaski, while John Blazey handled Bob OBrien for the consolation win. Congrats to the winners and thanks to participants for another enjoyable tournament. picnic at Ft. Desoto park now scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd. (Note the date change.) Summer Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division is offering awesome summer camp programs, inviting residents and non-residents Fun with us. The W.A.V.E. Camp is for those who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grades; the T.W.E.E.N.S. camp is for older kids who have completed 6th through 8th grades; and brand-new this summer is our Junior Counselor program for Junior Counselors assist with camp operations and can get valuable work experience and volunteer hours. All summer long campers will collect stamps on their keep-sake passport as they participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, weekly events such as All Camps Day, Beach Olympics, Kids Triathlon, Fishing Derby and much more. The full 8-week camp program runs from June 18th to August 10th. Preand Post-camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec. com. Registration begins April 2nd Ciega Drive. Several specialty camps and programs will also be available this summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp program. Archery for Kidz will be offered the weeks of June 11th and July 9th, contact Coach Dan McKaeg at 727-536-6207. Summer Painting Classes will be offered every Thursday, contact Caroline Duvoe at 727-647-8294. Swim Lessons for kids of all ages are offered all summer long at the Aquatic Center; registered campers in the W.A.V.E. or T.W.E.E.N.S. programs receive a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call for more information at 727363-9245.

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50 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Edible Garden At Bogie By Katherine Kurbatov, Boca Ciega Hi-Tide Staff Advanced Placement classes at Boca Ciega High School go up and beyond typical, dreary classes and go in-depth with the science involved in the growing plants. This includes handson learning (a giant Koi Pond, fertilizer, and the hardworking minds of students) and other techniques to get students learning. The head of the science department, Ms. Moskel and the AP Environmental Science teacher, Mrs. Widener received a Splash Grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), which provides teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resource issues. Students in Ms. Moskels classroom have seen the giant aquaculture tank The kids maintain and harvest the garden, which creates a huge opportunity for current and future students to study ecological principles in ecosystems more plants. This project allows the kids to go to the Port Manatee Fish Hatchery, where they get to study real-world applications of animal and plant life cycles, analysis. Not only will students learn about freshwater resource issues, but they will also grow organic Florida native vegetables and fruits. Our science classes will cooperate with the Spanish classes to cook ethnic foods with tomatoes, peppers, blueberries, and [so forth], said Widener. The students water the garden by sections: one with tap water and no contains nitrates that are good for plants, (fertilizer) Ms. Moskel says. It runs along the side of the school to the parking lot and is visible to all staff, students and visitors. The main question is: Does natural fertilizer make plants grow faster than assist the growth of plants for the better. Bogie students maintain and harvest their edible garden, funded in part by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 51 Peep-Mania at the Industrial Arts Center Now through the end of April, theres a special sweet selection on the Industrial Arts Centers glass blowing menu -solid glass peeps. These precious little birdies are sculpted in your choice of colors. Solid glass peeps will only be available at Art Walks and special events now through the month of April. Peeps must cool overnight and will be available for pickup at For more information, call 727-289-9365 or visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Fearless Fridays ST. PETERSBURGCelebrate every Friday at Fearless Friday hosted by the staff of J. W. Cate Recreation Center in Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Avenue N. Youth in grades 2nd 5th are welcome to join in diverse and innovative activities such as active sporting events and tournaments, dance contests and dance room games led by a live deejay, a video game room, creative arts and crafts projects and food experiences. Concessions available for $.50 $1. Activities take place every Friday between September and May from 7-10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per child. Hold for all participants. Call 893-7751 for more details. 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.

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52 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Pension Board Members Q: Last week the Gabber ran an article about the citys pension woes. The writer told us "over the past decade the pension funds have earned half of what the pension boards expected." My question is, why wasn't something done to correct or address this known problem years ago? Who oversaw the pension board? Who is this pension board? A: growing cost and plan debt in 2008, but, as per state law, the boards operate independently and the city manager has no real control over them. At that time, he says, the Boards did not present any options relating to lowering costs without increasing the debt. Other than the commission selecting two members of the pension board and the employees selecting another two, the city has no control over the boards. When it comes to managing the costs, the only option the city has, The city started negotiations to do just that in late 2010. The bargaining process also part of what the state law allows has led St. Pete Beach to the upcoming hearing on April 4. The pension boards include the following members: Bruno Falkenstein, Keith Beattie, Michael Terry and Foster and Foster (Ward Foster, Consultant). Police Pension Board McAuley, Jerry Gorup and Foster and Foster (Ward Foster, Consultant). General Employees Pension Board Bill Palmer, Don Pelligrino, John Kretzer, Mike Cohen, Bill Schroeder, Foster and Foster (Ward Foster and Doug Lozen, Consultants) and Christiansen and Dehner, P.A. (Lee Dehner and Scott Christiansen, attorneys). Send it to News@theGabber.com Cruisewear, Easter Outts at Sophies Attic Stop in and shop for all your upcoming spring events. They have lots of designer items at low, thrift store prices. Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your donations of clean, gently used clothing, household, small funiture and miscellaneous items. If you need help packing up or dropping off, call All donations may be dropped off at at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Sophies Attic is a community outreach program of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport.Clothes to Kids seeks Volunteers Clothes To Kids has an immediate need for adult volunteers who enjoy working with children and their families to work at their St. Pete CTK Store on Saturday, March 10th and Saturday, March 24th from 8:45 to 12:30. When you volunteer at Clothes To Kids (CTK) and take a shift helping low-income families and children shop for a free weeks worth of school clothing you feel their joy. You have made an impact on their lives! The St. Petersburg Store is located at 3251 Third Avenue N. Call Carole at 327-7100, ext. 222 or email caroleb@clothestokids.org. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 53 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntCosigning Mistake Can Drag You Down Dear Mary: A few years ago, I cosigned a home loan for my sister. She promised me at the time that take me off the loan. Well, that never happened, and my sister is in threatening to foreclose on her house. Even worse, my husband and I were recently turned down for our own loan because of my now-bad credit score. sell the house so my name can come off the loan. My husband is furious, and its really causing a strain on our marriage. What can I do? -Patty, Colorado Dear Patty equivalent of a medical alert. When you cosigned, you guaranteed the loan -and the lender is not going to let you off the hook. You are legally obligated for the loan as if it were yours alone. Your sister has shown her cards, so its time for you to try to save the day. Call the lender it will take to bring the loan current. Then sit down with your sister and let her know in no uncertain terms you are selling the house and you expect her full cooperation. At the very least, this will be a seven-year black eye on your credit report; at the most it could force you into bankruptcy. Cosigning is such a serious matter, federal law requires lenders to give the cosigner written notice that fully explains the legal obligation. If you did not get that full disclosure when you cosigned, you may have legal recourse. In that case, I suggest you speak with an attorney right away. Dear Mary: One of my coworkers is constantly asking to borrow money during the week. Its never a large amount, just a few dollars here and there to grab a soda or cover her lunch order. The problem is that she never pays me back. I feel petty bringing it up, but all this money adds up after a while. Is there a way to approach her without making both of us uncomfortable? -Debby, Michigan Dear Debby: Money issues are always sticky, especially between her money, you wrote the rules. You taught her that all she has to do is ask and you will give her money without a need to repay. She caught on quickly and has continued to play by your rules. Now you have to change the rules. So the next time she asks to borrow money, say, Sally, Im sorry but I dont want to risk our friendship over money. Then turn away and go about your business. That will probably put an end to her requests. If shes a slow learner and persists, follow with, No, it would put our friendship at risk, and Im not willing to do that. If you decide to recoup what shes borrowed in the past, go to her with a total and ask her to come up with an acceptable repayment plan. Putting it in writing will teach her that you are serious and that you will hold her to repayment. If not, write it off as an important lesson learned so that it does not affect your working relationship in the future.

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54 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 A Gr eener Vi ewBy Je Rugg Stop The Presses! The Headlines are Wrong! Have you heard that the United States Department of Agriculture has released a new plant hardiness zone map for the United States? You may have heard that this map indicates global climate warming. Does the new USDA map offer proof that the climate is warming? No, it does not. Is the climate changing? Of course it is -it always has been and hopefully always will be. The 2012 USDA map does not represent the new norm for climate. The USDA website notes: Climate changes are usually based on trends in overall average temperatures recorded over 50-100 years. Because the (new map) represents 30-year averages of what are essentially extreme weather events (the coldest temperature of the year), changes in map zones are not reliable evidence of whether there has been global warming. Anyone who says that the new map indicates global warming is either uninformed or is pushing an agenda. Short-term weather is not the same thing as climate, and measuring only one aspect for only a few decades is not reliable. There have been cold hardiness zone maps since Alfred Rehder published one in 1927. In 1960, 1965 and 1990, the USDA produced maps. Each map update used more recent temperature data rather than adding to the existing data to create a longerterm map. The 1990 USDA map looked at 14,500 locations but used only 8,000 weather stations that had valid data, which was twice as many as the previous maps. The 1990 USDA map used the average minimum temperature for the 13 years between 1974 and 1986. The 1990 map showed much of the country as being a zone or more colder than the 1965 USDA map. The 1965 map used data from a short warmer period of years, and the 1990 map used data from a short colder range of years. The Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) released a new map in 2006 using data from only 5,000 stations during the previous 15 years, which were back to being warmer, so their shortterm map once again looks a lot like the 1965 USDA map. Since we have weather data from many more weather stations and longer times, it makes no sense to create a map from such limited data. The new 2012 USDA map again looks at 8,000 stations over the 30 years of 19762005, and it too looks a lot like the 1965 USDA map. The 2006 ADF and 2012 USDA maps cannot be touted as showing proof of global warming, just as the 1990 USDA map didnt show global cooling. Average weather is made up of highs and lows. Taking a small sampling of data will most likely taint the data to one end or the other. If we did maps one year at a time, sometimes we would have very warm maps and sometimes very cold ones. The trees and shrubs for which most people use the zone maps live far longer than a decade or two, so maps developed from short-term data can be misleading to gardeners. The methodology used to analyze the data for the 2012 USDA map is different from all previous maps, so theyre not easily comparable, even though the resulting maps look similar. The current researchers used an algorithm in an attempt to increase the accuracy of their limited areas of the map like mountainous regions where less data existed. mapping, they asked local experts to help the researchers consider such factors as changes in elevation, nearness to large bodies of water and position on the terrain, such as valley bottoms and ridge tops. Whether or not they did increase the accuracy will be looked at by other researchers in the future. The current researchers will publish their results and methodology in peer-reviewed journals for other scientists to evaluate. Thats what good scientists do. They publish their work and let other scientists look at the methodology used and the results developed. The other scientists may refute it or may develop ways to increase its accuracy. To declare any work is complete, irrefutable and cannot be challenged, is completely up to scrutiny or will it be revised? Only time will tell. Next week, well look at how much should have on a gardeners choice in plant material.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 55 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: Mooring Field Q: project? A: According to Harbormaster Denis Frain, Gulfports still pursuing the information exchanges. Last week the state sent a request for additional information. This past week, Frain responded. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has three months to respond. waters adjacent to the borders (up to a certain distance.) why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com And the Winners are... Pictured is the 1st Place team (L-R): George Smirnoff, Franz Deker, Mary Girouard, & Mike Kohn Residents of Town Shores played the last monthly golf scramble of the season on Saturday, March 31st at Terra Ceia Golf Club in Palmetto. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Gulfport Arts Center News Gulfport Arts Center, a City of Imagination Project, (located at 2726 54th Street S. between the small and large dog parks) announces the following classes and studio time: Joseph Weinzettle, MFA. Workshop will be held on Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting April 7th through the 28th. FMI or to preregister contact Joseph Weinzettle at 727-418-5083 or email weinzettle@ hotmail.com. includes all materials and two silk scarves begins Wednesday, April 4, at 10 a.m., and are held bi-weekly after that. Pre-registration is required, contact Silvia TamiraPowell at Tamirart1@yahoo.com, or 727-551-1000 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all artists who wish to work independently. For more information contact Patsi Aguero at 727-5013559. Interested in hosting one or more sessions? Contact Patsi! Sunday from 4-6 p.m. A model is provided. Contact Patsi Aguero at 727-501-3559. Interested in hosting one or more sessions? Contact Patsi! Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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56 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Still Time to Apply to Center for the Arts PCCA is currently accepting late applications for the 2012/2013 school year. Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) on the campus of Gibbs High School offers students a 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. Visit www.PCCAGIBBS. 893-5452. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Call 727595-8648. Tour of Homes Sells Out!Bob and Linetta Bohac, vacationing in Pass-a-Grille, chat with artist Diane Gugliotta. Gugliotta painted In My Pass-A-Grille, an acrylic wash that served as the logo for this years tour of homes. She also designed the t-shirts using a variation on her painting. The Bohacs purchased the original artwork. It speaks about Pass-a-Grille, Mrs. Bohac said. Pass-a-Grille By midday over 800 people passed through the doors of the of Diane Gugliotta and chatting about the homes they had just seen or were about to see. With the 1,100 tickets to the tour sold out in advance, volunteers had to turn away people at the start of the four-hour home tour. The Womens Club organized and ran the event, including the pre-and-post tour refreshments, shuttle service, and volunteer coordination.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 57 Market Guru By Day...Although most see Daniel Hodge at the Tuesday Market in Gulfport, on Thursday nights he and his partner Mike McCue take over the Peninsula Inn, with Mike mixing drinks and Daniel spinning tunes. Clearly, he couldnt resist rocking out on his own last week... 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 info or 727-686-2564. Bogie Class of 1962 to Hold 50th Reunion Graduates of Boca Ciega High School Class of 1962 will hold a 50th reunion on the weekend of Oct. 26, 2012. Events include a tour of the new school campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, a casual social gathering at the Vinoy Hotel Friday evening, a golf tournament, and a dinner on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The reunion committee is asking classmates to send contact information to bogie62reunion@ gmail.com. Vendors needed for May-Faire FestivalVendors 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.

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58 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Spring is in the AirDowntown Gulfport opened its doors for their annual Springfest last SaturdayLeft: Chamber of Commerce President and Merchants Association board member Lori Rosso checks out the vendors from the comfort of her Segway. Below: Suzanne King, the Gulfport Merchants Association Events Coordinator, zips through the festival on her pirate galleon, which looked suspiciously like a golf car. Lower right: The days music, set up by Gulfport Merchants Association President Leslie Gilchrist, included Gabe Whitney, The Wholetones, and Carl Asch (pictured here). 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/t-shirt sales and hospitality. In an effort to make the sign-up 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.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 59 As Steven Andrew Hollis, 17, and Truc Thuy Nguyen, 18 worked hard in their AP Psych class, Boca Ciega High School principal Mr. Vigue called them reached top of their senior class: Steven as valedictorian with a 4.78 grade point average and Truc as salutatorian with a 4.69 average. Both say they accomplished a lot by being at the top of their senior class. The news surprised Truc, who said Im proud of myself and cant wait to get home to tell my mom. Steven told this reporter he was ecstatic to represent the great class of 2012 and feel my hard work has really paid off and am truly blessed. Steven and Truc both attribute their success to pushing themselves in school by taking hard classes, studying an average of 12 hours a week, and being involved in National Honor Society and the medical magnet program, CWMP. I should have joined my freshman year, its a great program, Steven said of CWMP, which he joined as a advanced placement classes, belongs to Rho Kappa Honor Society (a history program), Spanish Honor Society, the cross country team and varsity tennis. If I had more time or could do high school all over again, Id join more clubs and sports, Truc said. She currently takes four AP classes and belongs to the multi-cultural club and student government. Both students will attend the University of Florida, where they both want to major in biology. Steven also plans to major in economics and get involved in politics. Truc wants to own her own business and work as a dentist. After school, Steven goes to Panera Bread to study and work on AP calculus homework with his friends. He plays tennis, rides his bike and works out at LA Fitness to relieve stress. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends. Not having a social life when youre valedictorian is a total misconception. I go to the mall and hang out with my friends just like everyone else, he says. He says his parents didnt place any pressure on him, and feels that allowed him to take control of his own education and future. As for Truc? She studies at Barnes and Noble a couple times a week. She practices piano and tutors her two younger brothers. She moved to America in 2001 from Vietnam and couldnt speak any English. Her mom encouraged her to do her best in school. I push myself to make my mom proud and to be a role model for my brothers. I made it my goal to do well in school to keep up with the other students, she say.s Steven and Truc both thank their friends, families and teachers for their support. They also continue to encourage each other. Steven and Truc are good friends, have dedication, and a positive effect on the class. I feel privileged to have them as my students, their psychology teacher, Mrs. Drouin, say. She believes they have the academic background and self-discipline to excel in college. Their AP Calculus teacher, Mr. Lynch, echoed that sentiment. They are both intelligent and motivational students, and thats what you need to get where youre going The sky is the limit, he said. link under the Community section of the TheGabber.com. Boca Ciega High Names Valedictorian and SalutatorianBy Danielle Mahaney, Boca Ciega Hi-Tide Co-Editor. Special to the Gabber. Stephen Hollis, valedictorian, and Truc Nguyen, salutatorian, offer students the following advice: Kids, especially in high school, should look at their teachers for guidance because they are great role models and bring self-motivation to their students, Steven says. Truc says students should gure out what they want in life and gure out a plan to get there.

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60 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 Heres a No-Brainer -Try Using, Not Losing, Your Mind The aging brain used to be something to fear. I forget why. Wait! I remember now. Its because my generation grew up believing nonsense. Men of science, even the women, used to believe that starting about age 30, our brain cells begin to die off, never to return. Bummer. Our ability to remember, to learn, to perform challenging mental tasks, such as locating our car key or recalling the title of the George Clooney movie we saw last week, all diminish as we age, we were told, and theres nothing we can do about it except surrender to a steady and depressing cognitive decline. Now we know better. Much much better. Deep bows to modern brain science. The brain is not, as was once thought, a compartmentalized, hardwired static machine whose parts eventually wear out, writes creativity guru Michael J. Gelb in Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age (New World Library), co-authored with Kelly Howell, the worlds leading innovator in the practical application of brain-wave research. Instead, it is a highly adaptable and dynamic organ, capable of generating new neurons and improving as we get older. Dont rush through that last sentence. Slow down -one of the secrets of healthy aging -and take it on board: Your aging brain is highly adaptable and deliciously dynamic, and thanks to the discovery of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, we now know our brains are perfectly capable of growing, changing and improving as we get older. Move over, Baby Einstein. In their fascinating, fun-to-read new book, Gelb and Howell inspire us to retrain our brains for lifelong success. People of average intelligence can, with appropriate training, they explain, raise their IQ, enhance their memory and sharpen their intelligence. And thats just people of average intelligence. Imagine what a smarty pants like YOU can do if youre willing to follow their expert advice. Here then are a few highlights from Brain Power, along with one disclaimer: Best-Selling author Michael Gelb (www.michaelgelb. com) is a friend of mine. I commented on an early version of the book and made it into the acknowledgements, though he did spell my name wrong. No problem. Forgiveness, it turns out, is a key strategy for building a healthier, happier brain: ACCUMULATED STRESS, a mind-boggling amount of research shows, is the greatest cause of age-related mental and physical decline. The good news is you can counteract it. Meditation works wonders. So does regular exercise. And so does brain-wave training. Its called Brain Synch in this book, a technology breakthrough pioneered by Kelly the Brain Whisperer Howell. It uses harmonic layers of precisely tuned sound waves (called binaural beat frequencies, delivered via headphones) to rapidly and effortlessly shift your brain into patterns designed to dissolve stress, balance the right and left sides of your brain, and create a state of deep calm. The Brain Power book comes with a free audio download of several Brain Sync tracks to help increase mental clarity and drop you into the kind of meditative state it takes monks decades to master. Very powerful stuff. (For more, visit www. brainsync.com) EXERCISE AND SMART EATING are hugely important when it comes to attaining and maintaining a healthy brain, but just as important is your attitude, the authors report. expect your aging to be a miserable process, it very likely will be. If you develop a positive mindset, and practice optimism, resiliency and gratitude, youre likely to live juicier, longer lives -seven years longer! -and your brain will thrive, too. So stop thinking or repeating negative stereotypes about aging: Im having a senior moment or Im over the hill. Instead, age with a strong sense of purpose, nurture your wisdom, and focus on inspiring role models, including baseball great Satchel Paige, who said, How old would you be if you didnt know how old you was? OTHER BRAIN-BOOSTERS include: -Humor! Add more laughter, puns and silliness to your day. -Be a lifelong learner! Cultivate childlike curiosity, welcome change, and keep trying new things: Learn an instrument, a new language, bridge, chess, even juggling. -Reconnect with nature! -Sleep well! -Stay sexy! Michael teaches you a game called Three Minutes in Heaven. A shame I dont have time to explain it to you. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! FROM BENS BIG BRAIN Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. --Benjamin Franklin

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 61 Pancakes for Veterans Darla Roeker serves up pancakes on the rooftop of the Hurricane Saturday morning. Proceeds from the event, hosted by Veterans of South Pinellas County, went to help get a house for a combat-wounded veteran. Support Our Troops also collected almost $500 to mail packages to soldiers overseas, although Congressman Bill Young, when learning that the group had run low in funds, agreed to pay for the next shipment going to US troops 92 boxes. Boy Scout Blake Bailey tests an (unloaded) M249 machine gun at the Veterans of South Pinellas pancake breakfast Saturday morning. It wasnt so heavy, he said, thought, then added: It had a bit of weight to it. Three-year-old Kyden Graston checks out the view from on high in this Army truck at the Veterans of South Pinellas pancake breakfast. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta Chapter will meet on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the home of Sharon Ingram. Sharon will present the program. The regular meetings are winding down for the year with the last meeting being in May. Chapter members will begin the ways and means meetings for the summer to paint the Christmas mice ornaments once again. Members are looking forward to the annual Founders Day Banquet to be held on April 30 at Isla del Sol Country Club. The chapter women of the year will be announced along with the Council Woman of the Year and Council Ideal Sister. The installed as well. Members will be participating in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Did you Attend Girls Club? Girls Incorporated of Pinellas is reaching out to the women who attended Girls Club or Girls Inc. of Pinellas to rekindle friendships and form an alumnae association. On Friday May 4, 2011 they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a lunch at Feather Sound Country Club. At the event, they will be honoring Dr Akiko Tanaka, co-founder of the Tampa Bay annual Outstanding Woman in Science honoree. Girls Inc. of Pinellas was formerly known as the Girls Club until they changed their name in 1990 to Girls Inc. If you or someone you know attended, please call or email Susan Olsen at 727-544-6230, ext. 112, or email her at solsen@girlsinc-pinellas. org. And, dont forget to check out their website at www.girlsincpinellas.org.

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62 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 A Season of Champs and Ties Pictured (L-R): Tom Frasca, Barbara Frasca, Joy Wansor, Carol White, George White, Beverly Fairbanks, Dennis Wansor and Sandra Branch. Not in Photo: Larry Dodge, Marion Martin, Bob Powers and Nancy Dodge. On Saturday, March 24 the Bocce Team from the Chatham building was honored as the winners of the Town Shores Bocce Season with 30 wins and 12 losses. Second Place was a tie between the Embassy and Lancaster teams with each having 26 wins and 16 losses. Three team, the Dover, Eton and Nottingham were all tied for Third Place with 24 wins and 18 losses. These teams were honored at the Bocce Dance held in the clubhouse auditorium. Learn about Onboard Weather Forecasting Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Onboard Weather Forecasting is a two hour class available to anyone 12 or older, presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron. This seminar explains weather systems and how to use your own observations and senses to stay aware of how weather conditions may affect your boating excursion. Materials include the On-board Weather Forecasting Captains Quick Guide to use aboard your vessel. Course will be held on Thursday, April 19th 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 $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Book Donations Needed Donations of books are needed by the Bookstore of The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library located on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, corner of 8th Ave North and 67th Street North. The proceeds from the sale of these items are used to fund special childrens and adult programs to and can provide a receipt to you for your possible tax deduction. Please call Elaine Wenstrom at 253-6904.

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 63 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Automotive Service 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 COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. 727-488-4586. Shri 727-612-8582.RN PRIVATE DUTY HOMECARE NURSENoreen Mahoney-Markland. Available for all your Total Care. Tampa, Fl. 518-572-7732. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. NEED HELP?Reasonable Rates. Light Cleaning, Personal Care and Shopping if Needed. Very Reliable. Great References! Call Linda, 727-341-0523. Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening.NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net.We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References.. 727-8982474. Leave Message. HOUSECLEANING SPECIALFor the Holiday, Easter/Passover. Also we can help serve and clean up afterward. Rent-A-Hand. Inc. 347-3424, Lic.# 5842. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. 727-254-1950. www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.com Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Accounting GUITAR LESSONSExperienced long time local w/references. All levels, all ages. Blues, Country, Rock n more. 1st month trial price $50. 727-565-8717. Classes/Tutoring ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaran teed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Cleaning/Housekeeping

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64 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, $35/ hr., Work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727656-0435. Cycle/Scooter Repair Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person 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. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. LOCAL MAN WILL PAINTMost Any House, $600. Free Interior Estimates. Call Jeff, 727954-5720.TEAM HANDYMAN 727-687-6436Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled. 30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles 727-687-6436. HANDY-HAPPY TO DO IT!Small moves, errands, Simonize yoiur auto, yard work, household repairs. Name your job-Name your price. 727-744-1335. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates.SPRING SPECIAL 20% OFF!Handyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. 727-3277177. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 65 Home Improvement WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. 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. Call for Details. DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & All Repairs. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. Insurance INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 Lawn Equip. Repair DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape 20% OFF SPRING SALE!Bermans Botanicals Lawn Service, Landscaping, Trimming, Wholesale Plants, Planting, Clean Up. Call for FREE estimate. 727320-6342 LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Home Improvement Home Improvement

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66 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. 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. ATTENTION!All Churches, Non Prots & Seniors. Beat any Written Offer by 10%. Landscaping, Ground Maintenance. Ask Bobs Lawn Enforcement Agency. 727-637-7579. DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. 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 ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. Lawn/Landscape Moving/Hauling PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing

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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 67 WHY SETTLE FOR 1/5% From your Bank When you can get 6% Interest on a prime Real Estate Loan secured by Prime Waterfront Apartments. $650,000 loan amount-6% interest only-5 or 10 year term-50% LTV-1.71 dept coverage ratio-2% to brokers. 727-289-4436. Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. LOOKING FOR PART-TIME-Resort Ofce Help in St. Pete Bch. Experience with Resort ofce work, Reservation, Greeting Guest preferred. Some Computer Skills will be Required. The hours for this position will be 9-5 Wed., Fri and Sat. and 9-1 Sunday. Please contact us at sunrisestpete@aol.com PART TIME HELP-Yard and Maintenance. 727-798-7383. TWO LICENSED BARBERS-and One Braider or Stylist. Booth Rental $50/wk. for rst month. $50 Deposit. Great Location. 727-430-0033, 727-906-1029. P/T DRIVER-City of Gulfport. Immediate parttime driver position available. Must have class B CDL license (with passenger endorsement) to transport elderly/disabled. Entry $10.56/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Position will remain open until lled. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So. or via fax at 727-893-1005. E.O.E. RECREATION LEADER-City of Gulfport. Summer seasonal full-time positions available from June 18th thru August 10th. Education/ experience preferred in education, physical education or child care. Knowledge of recreational activities to include: games, arts/ crafts, and sports. Minimum requirements: High School Diploma (or equivalency). Entry $10.057/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted from 4/2/12 thru 4/13/12 at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m.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.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Cycles/Scooters 2011 KYMCO AGILITY 50CC SCOOTER5000 Miles, Like New Condition. Includes New Cargo Box & Net. $800. 727-525-4073. Furniture/Appliances CHINESE CHINA CABINETv Black lacquer with hand painting 82 wide 727-595-0423. 91 WHITE SOFA-$250. 36 Square Glass and Antique Brass Cocktail Table. $175. Both Excellent Condition. 727-345-9259. BED W/MAHOGANY FRAME$25. Bed w/ Metal Frame, $20. Mahogany Cabinet, $10. (2) Dressers $5 Each. Entertainment Center, $5. Off White Couch, $20. 727-470-8598. General MOTORIZED SCOOTER-Merite. $400. or best offer. 727-418-7143.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774. (2) DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERSIONBoxes, $25 Each (New in Box). (2) Antennas, 1 Outdoor $20 1 Indoor, $5. 2 Color TVs, 25, $20, 20 $15, work good. 727-470-8598. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. MOBILITY SCOOTERPride Victory. $300. OBO. 727-344-2675 Marine COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 5 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. WILL TRADE 9.9HP OUTBOARDMotor for 5HP in Good Shape. 9.9 is too big for my boat. 727-420-0975. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. April 14th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546.LOVE DOGS? The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Wanted WANT TO RENT-Covered Parking Space in Town Shores 5/1 thru 11/7 207-577-3618. Business Opportunity Automotive Health & Fitness PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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68 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 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 GRAND GARAGE SALE 2 DAYSFriday & Saturday, 8-5, 5554 16th Ave. N. From household to tools. 5218 TANGERINE AVE. S. Sat. 8-12p.m. Yard Sale. 6575 BOUGAINVILLA AVE. S.-Saturday 9am.-2pm. (off 66th St. S. or Pasadena Ave. in Backyard). PARK WIDE SALE TANGERINE MHP1616 21st St. S., St. Pete. Saturday, 8a.m.-Noon. Many families, many items, new & used. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 3 FAMILY HUGE SALE-5208 17th Ave. S. Fri. & Sat. 8am.-5pm. Household items, Clothes, Jewelry, XBox Games, Everything from A to Z! MOVING SALE-918 59th St. S. Furniture, Appliances, Clothes, Tools, 15yrs of Saving Things. Must Sell, Come Anytime. 727-4607153. FRIDAY ONLY!!! Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Household, Incredibly Eclectic Stuff. 8-? 6702 Gulfwinds Dr. SPB. 33706 Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. T.D. 4M.D.D. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. B.F. THANK YOU!Richard & Bonnie of Yummys for good food, great prices and being so honest nding my wallet and returning it to me. Cindy V. Legal Notices Card of Thanks Happy Talk 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. B.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. 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Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 69 GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Move-in anytime, No rent til May! Call Rick 727-418-0086. TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT-55+, ground oor, 2/2, unfurnished, roomy, 1450 sq. ft. Wide open waterfront views. 12 mo. lease. $1100/mo. 727-864-4022. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 1BR/1BA GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Apt. Quiet, Single Person Only. No Pets/Smoking. Includes W/T/S, and Basic Cable. Carport, Clean. $595/Mo. +security. Ref. 727-7765544. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. S. PASADENA CHATEAU TOWERWaterview. Large 1BR/1.5BA, W/D, Secured Entry, Pool, Gym. $900/Mo. No pets. Annual lease. 1st, Last, Security. 727-412-1110. 4551 1/2 3RD AVE. S.-St. Petersburg. 1BR/1BA, Month to Month lease. $395/Mo. Plus Security. Call 727-322-8030. 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. S. PASADENA 1BR/1BAClean, All Tile, Nice Neighborhood, Near Publix & Transportation. $625/Mo. First, Last, Security. Call 727-2528656. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT 2BR/1BA-Single Family House. C/H/A, Large Eat-in Kitchen, Updated, Hardwood oors, Huge yard with Shed and Privacy Fence. $950/Mo. +Security. 5518 16th Ave. S. Call 727-347-7423. LARGE, SUNNY ST. PETE CONDO-Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA, Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $550/Mo. +$500/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 55+ 727-6861964. 2BR/1BA APT.North St. Pete. Large fenced yard. Move-in Now. $675/Mo. plus $500/Sec. Includes Water/Trash/Electric. No Section 8 727-641-6038 TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season 6/Mo. lease. No Smoking/ Pets. 860-995-0330. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR $550. 2BR $725. (2nd r). Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $575/Mo. No Dogs. 773-5631194. OFF PARK ST. N.-2BR/2BA Villa. Washer/ Dryer, Dishwasher, Pool. $850/Mo. +Security. Water & Garbage Included. No Pets. 727-3431670 or 727-397-3650. 2BR/1BA/1CG HOUSE-Remodeled, W/D hook-up. Great location, near Stetson, Shopping, Beach and Downtown Gulfport. 920 Gray St. S. $900/Mo. 727-804-5694. 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.TOWN SHORESAnnual Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch, Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. Furnished Rentals ADORABLE GULFPORT BEACH-Cottage 1BR/1BA, Furnished, Bamboo/Tile, Arts District & steps to Beach! $750/Mo., Water Included. Call Marie 727-657-1259. RE/MAX, www.mariedrew.com $150.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. BRING YOUR SUITCASE!-1BR/1BA Large Duplex Furnished, Near Gulfport Beach and Stetson. CHA, Walk-in Closet, King Bed, Sleeper/Sofa, Shaded Yard, Porch, Carport, Tile, W/D. $650/Mo. Plus Utilities. First, Last Security. Pets Considered. Available 5/1 to 11/30. 727-224-9771. LARGE BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED-1BR Mobile Home. $450/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. Please call 727-410-6599. OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. 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.COME SEE!! THURSDAY 12:30-2:00Beautiful 2BR/2BA Town Shores-Manchester #301. New Price $159,000!! Completely Renovated Waterfront Corner unit with Fabulous Water views! Cindy Hendriks 727-365-4591. 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. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Open House Commercial Properties Rent

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70 Gabber April 5 April 11, 2012 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. TOWN SHORES EMBASSY BLDG-(#604). 55+ 2BR/2BA. 1450sf. on Open Water. New Price $169,500. Seller Financing Possible. Youll Believe you are in a Tuscany Villa! Wood Ceiling Beams w/Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths. Walls Removed to Allow Enhanced Views. Small Dog or Cat Ok. Sellers are Realtors. Call Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. BEAUTIFUL ON-WATER55+Park. Near Beach. Causeway Village. 2/2 24x40 Mobile. Carport, Shed. Furnished, Clean, Washer/ Dryer. $18,900. Lot rent $500. 231-233-8755. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. 15k-home/10kshare. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-7271801.

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