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No. 2253 April 12 April 18, 2012 City Refuses to Prosecute SmokerBy Cathy Salustri Andy Strickland wanted a ticket for smoking. He lit up on Gulfports beach on two separate occasions, and Gulfport police what he wanted: a ticket for smoking. Calling the law legally St. Petersburg immigration attorney prepared to challenge the constitutionality of Gulfports smoking ban. Gulfport City Attorney Andy Salzman, denying him his day in court by See Smoking, page 33 Immigration Attorney, Andy Strickland ticketed for smoking on Gulfport Beach.Splashing in Spring Starting with an in-the-water Easter egg hunt and Beach kids splashed into spring this Saturday. See More Easter Photos, page 32 Problems with Parking on Gulf Winds and Bay Street? SoPreview in the Hickman Local artist Stone Handy stands in front of Suraya Namaskar, one of the pieces displayed at Gulfports Catherine Hickman Theatre as part of the SoStudio Tour preview. Among other local artists, John Shevlin, Clint Stone and Cynthia Linden also have art hanging in the Hickman. This installation, a joint venture between So49, the City of Gulfport and City of Imagination, offers a preview of next months SoStudio Tour. The May 12 tour, which runs throughout the city, starts at 3 p.m. and runs for three hours. Buy $5 advance tickets online at So49.org or over the phone at 347-4786 by April 28. After April 28, tickets cost $10. ST. PETE BEACH Cars in front of your mailbox. You the car parked half on your yard. Your neighbor has to walk her dog down the middle these scenarios may sound familiar, especially during the height of tourist season. Some residents, fed up with the glut of cars clogging their streets, approached the areas commissioner, Jim Parent, who brought their concerns to the commission Tuesday night. For the most part the residents recognize that were Commissioner Parent said, saying that the residents respected the need for tourists. he thought metered spaces in would work. See Parking, page 3
2 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Thanks to those who put the Fun in Fun in the Sun Day The City of Gulfport would like to send special recognition and thanks to all who participated in the 7th Annual Fun in the Sun Presenters The City of Gulfport Stetson College of Law Gulfport City Departments/ Divisions Fire Parks Police Public Works Recreation Senior Center/Trolley Organizations Florida Highway Patrol Sunstar Paramedics Sponsors Freeman Irrigation Gulfport Gabber Gulfport Lions Club Gulf Coast Seafood La Cote Basque Pegs Cantina Safety Tire Sons of the American Legion Post 125 The Perfect Ten Volunteers Gulfport C.E.R.T. Gulfport Police Explorer Post 955 Gulfport Teen Council Stetson College of Law Students New Beach Recreation DirectorJennifer McMahon replaced Sharon Smith, the citys recreation director. She comes from the City of Largo. Ms. McMahon has a Masters Degree in Education.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 3 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 Parking, from front pageHe also said the hotels along the beach, especially the Postcard Inn, contributed to the parking problems he said. He added that the Postcard Inn did what it needed to to stay in The commission agreed to require an as-of-yet-determined combination of parking meters and residentonly parking along Bay Street, side streets, Gulf Winds, and parts of Three Palms Point.Youth Group Car Wash YNOT Ministries will be holding from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Regions S. They will be asking for a donation, which will be used to send their youth to summer camp for a week. Please come out and support these youth.
4 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Pass-A-Grille Dog Beach Can Stay sands created a beach, and locals would let their dogs run off leash on the strip of sand. the street and complained about dogs Garnett said. In response, the city erected No of resident complaints, both to city hall and Commissioner Garnett. Commissioner Garnett told the residents she would speak on their beach. So it was kind of an underground Parent asked her. She said yes. The commission opted not to ban dogs from the beach. said, referring to his holiday pardon codes. That pardon did not stand, but this one will, as the commission decided unanimously the dogs could stay on the eastern beach. Note: This does NOT allow dogs on the western Pass-a-Grille beaches. Music in the Afternoon Returns ST. PETE BEACH-The St. Pete Beach and May 20th at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega will feature light refreshments and plenty of dancing and socializing to the music of Lew Barrows and The attending are asked to please pre
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 5 Changes for Old Gulf Way InnPASS-A-GRILLE Where a he now sees a single family home. In 2009, city commissioners allowed Howard Jacobs to change the zoning of 1307 Gulf Way to Residential Tuesday night he asked, through commission to change it back. After looking at what should happen to make the property successful, Bacon told the commission, Jacobs decided the community and his own interests as a single family home. This was not a quick decision. This is the only use thats possible commission. He [Jacobs] looked at all the criteria of the THD [Traditional Hotel District], taking that criteria, applying it to this parcel of land Its like a mathematic formula, and they determined the box is too small. The economics would not make it Bacon twice told the commission Jacobs inability to build a pool when rebuilding the property put his three homes on it. Commissioner Jim Parent acknowledged that creating a residential plot of land could place make things harder for Joe Carusos adjacent property, the Sabal Palms. He encouraged the commission to look at the highest and best use. Mr. Caruso spoke at the meeting and said he supported the changes except for any that could impact his business. While the current owner regarding residential buffering, Caruso pointed out that if the property changed owners the new owners may not agree with that decision. the commission he didnt like the current Traditional Hotel District rules. because its our own fault. We made it impossible for this guy to the commission he thought we need to spend the money and it wont be cheap but hire somebody who has the expertise and the time to do the research [about hotel trends]. It how any 18 room hotels are being built on the west coast of Florida. Somebody needs to look at the number and see what its going to said.
6 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Hold on to Your Coconuts! Join Buddy Smith and Michael C. LaRose and The No Name Storm is BYOB coolers OK. Bring a dish. Additional musical entertainment Fazios, Rainbow Plumbing, Boat & Lift Solutions and Michael C. LaRose, Inc. Many thanks to one and all. 62nd H&R Train Show this Weekend The 62nd H&R Train Show will be Hwy. 19 N in Pinellas Park. Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday scale of model railroading and is also a layout competition among all of those who participate. This show sellers. all throughout Florida and from other under one huge circus-type tent. All of this is free to the public, model and manufacturers who participate, and to children of all ages. seminars on model railroad topics and demonstrations. H&R Trains ribbons in their layout competition. Also, door prizes will be drawn throughout the three-day show. Call Spin DArte Group to Exhibit at Center Center will host the Spin DArte beautiful exhibit in conjunction with the Suntans monthly Members Art Exchange Show and Reception. All you get to enjoy two wonderful shows at the same time with lots of art to appreciate! The Suntan Art Center is Beach. Call 727-367-3818. Parking is next door at the Don Cesar. The reception and refreshments will be
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8 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify AARP will be offering free tax preparation and assistance at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13th. with low to moderate incomes, for taxpayers of all ages, but with an 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. Picnic in Lido ParkST. PETE BEACHThe Lido Beach 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All residents are Annual Election and Supper pot luck supper will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 p.m. This is an important election due to the death of our President, Mrs. Ryerson. Please plan to attend. We need your support. The support will be open to all. Please bring a Tarpon Springs Trip The Gulfport Historical Society History Museum this Saturday, Gulfport Museum no later than 10 a.m. Transportation will be News from the Gulfport Historical Society
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Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 11 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! Sale to Benet Teacher with CostsCome out to support a multi-family yard/bake/plant sale and lemonade N. All proceeds offset the health teacher at Gulfport Elementary) who is battling multiple myeloma. She was featured in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 29th. http://www. tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/ gulfport-elementaryjoins-teacher-inbattle-against-cancer/1217527. Come Celebrate Relay For Life in Gulfport! in communities across America. This Cancer Society and its goal is to raise family-friendly way. This year, the Relay For Life of Gulfport will be a short walk around the Gulfport 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 teens and adults including corn-hole Relay teams booths set up around the track which will be offering different items for sale. There will also be a drawing of chance fundraiser. The Gulfport local businesses. You can you donate $5 you get 6 tickets and if you donate $10 you get 12 tickets. To contact Denise Lowe at 813-325-8637 or email her email@example.com. All cures. For more information about this years Relay For Life in Gulfport, please contact Sandy at 727-320-2069 and like us on Facebook at Facebook. Relay For Life takes place from 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 15th at Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501
12 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Letters Ban far from being Over Dear Editor 'Gulfport no smoking' issue closely the legality of the statute at the 02-07-2012 council meeting. Now City Attorney Salzman continues to pursue this issue without performing proper due diligence and his most Salustri's "City Refuses to Prosecute the Gabber) article is totally fallacious. The law is not just for Gulfport residents, it applies to anyone our city. There is an updated legal opinion on the Florida AG web site AG Butterworth) it is by former AG Crist. It was issued in response to attorney for Margate, FL. Cities and counties can NOT draft their own 'no smoking ordinances' as state law precludes them from doing so. Yet Salzman continues to force this serious waste of our tax money and it is beyond me why Salzman continues to pursue this issue operating in a to end well for us!Bill ChurchAn Easter Treat Dear Editor church today, Easter Sunday, we had our windows up and radio on and as we got close to home, we heard a a background sound to the music. Rolling down our windows, we heard a "meow" sound and stopped the car. We got out still hearing the cries places, under the hood and under the car. We realized the sound was coming from behind the left rear tire, but could not see anything. We called our son, in our family. He got on his back underneath the car and could hear and see the kitten stuck in a tiny hole. Neighbors came out with cans of tuna, canned cat food and milk in dishes trying to coax the kitten out. Forty minutes had passed. I called 911 who dispatched the baby kitten, using two jacks and grab the kitten who is adorable. The kitten is a tabby with all white socks and John felt it was "meant to be" for him to raise this kitten. He is bringing her home to his two adult cats and will bring him to the family tomorrow. What a Happy Easter! John, his wife Melissa, and their Kitten".Joe and Shirley Insoft Spring Bonnet Tea at Womans Club GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club presents their annual Spring Bonnet Tea on Sunday, April 15th from entertainment. Cost is $10. For tampabay.rr.com. Proceeds will Restoration Fund. Democratic Club to Meet The Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will meet tonight at Banquet bar) and social time at 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Speakers include former Administrator and Vice-President Colburn and Associate Professor of Florida, Dr. Judithanne McLauchlan. and hear a few words from candidates for Pinellas County positions and with the speakers presentations, the candidates brief speeches and a discussion regarding the clubs annual picnic. For questions or at 727-360-3971.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 13 Beach Pavilion Rental Information During the Gulfport Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, April requested through the Gulfport hours of 9 a.m. 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you would like to go to www.mygulfport.us and click Documents and Publications under look for the City of Gulfport Beach Recreation Center website will also 15 days prior to rental date and paid for a Gulfport resident and $50 for a non-resident per day each and the $50 for a Gulfport resident and $100 non-resident per day each, plus 7% from dawn to dusk. enforced by the Gulfport Recreation hours and by the Gulfport Police Department during non-operating hours. The renter must also show Police Department by either receipt 727-893-1068. Community Band to Give March Concert The South Pasadena Community Band will present a free concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Galatea Gardens band shell. Come join the band and Musical Director Max Millspaugh for some stirring 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.
14 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 US Coast Guard to Speak At Womans Club The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, April 13th at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lt. Commander Chris Coast Guard unit. Refreshments will Guests are welcome. Call 727StPetersburgWomansClub.org. BPW to Hold Unhappy Hour Business and Professional Women 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. to attend and no RSVP is necessary. Equal Pay Day, which this year falls on April 17, marks the day the that her male counterpart earned 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, through April 17, 2012, to earn the same amount. For more information on the April Guenthardt at 727-551-5225. For more information on BPW/ website: www.BPWStPetePinellas. org.Take a Boating Class Gulfport will offer the next ABS Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. Please use side entrance. wallet card and Florida State Boating 727-399-7986. Town Shores Red Hatters Bunko will be played on Friday, April 13 in the clubhouse lounge. Meet in the clubhouse lounge around 12:30 p.m. and play will begin at 12:50 p.m. for a trolley ride on Blind Pass Road to lunch at Bubba Gumps and a stroll along the boardwalk at Johns Pass. If you are interested in attending a Rays baseball afternoon game in
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 15 Voter Registration Offered in Gulfport Voter registration will be offered at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 on Friday, April 13th. You will need of your social security number. Some reasons to update your registration include change of address, change change in your signature due to presidential elections. Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at Mondays and will continue their All You Can Eat Monday Night Pasta tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner. Elder Consumer Protection Law Day The Elder Consumer Protection College of Laws Center for Excellence in Elder Law is proud to host another Elder Consumer Protection Law Day on Thursday, April 19th from Gulfport. Members of the public are Presenters and exhibitors will highlight consumer protection and awareness with a focus toward elders and a spotlight on scams and frauds. shredding drop-off, do-not-call/optout registration, and free credit report registration. Registration is required and limited, information, contact Slade V. Dukes at 727-562-7888 or elderconsumers@ law.stetson.edu. 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 for children ages 3 and older of all through Friday in 30-minute daily classes for two weeks. Classes are p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 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 will continue to be offered all spring and summer long to get your children summer-ready. Call the pool for
16 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 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 April 16. Applications and try-outs beginning October 29. Take this opportunity to play yourself into pitch action. Interested players aged Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay meets at Gulf Coast April 15. Peter Summers will present a program on Getting the 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 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 Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga 8:30 p.m. Fee $15 per class. If you yahoo.com) or Tamara 727-512-2763
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 17 Urban Gypsies Return to Art Village Thanks to the support of the sponsors of the Art Village Court 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 Leta Woloshuk. We really miss the Court Yard, this will be a celebration Gulfport. Visit urbangypsies@msn. com. 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 A 30-minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, 27th and Tuesday, May 15th at 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. are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Pedestrian Campaign, at 813Bring 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 Pass-a-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 participants will check in and pay at Merry Pier, 801 Pass-a-Grille the Recreation Department at 727
18 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club show will be held on today at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 11:30 a.m. followed by the business meeting and tea. Committee leaders for the tea. Plant judging will be held after the be judged by Garden Club members. Prizes will be awarded so bring your best artistic creation. Membership dues for next year will be collected starting at the April Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) must your name included in the yearbook.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 19 The Gabs How does the Easter Bunny get in your house?Heather Wallace, 5: He walks. We Katie Anderson-Taylor, 7: He uses magic. He comes in the front Marley Parsons, 7: First he hops, then he takes a plane, then he hops Sam Parsons, 5: Boing, boing, boing
20 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Shop Thrift Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has three stores at one location Come see their large assortment of Christmas decorations and many other gift items for sale. Thrift and Boutique are open 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift Store is open Wednesday and Saturday 10-2.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 21 Worship Redecorating Florida-style? Sophies has some great and unique Florida home decor, retro furniture and lamps and designer clothing, all 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 the All donations may be dropped off at at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Sophies Attic is a community Methodist Church of Gulfport.
22 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 St. Pete College Job Fair Once again, St. Petersburg College 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. for both employers and job seekers. EarthFest 2012 on Saturday, April 21st from 10 a.m. This is free family fun featuring Shana Banana and the Admiral Farragut Academy-Earth Scouts of St. Petersburg, Peter Chapman Wellness Director Admiral Farragut Academy, Chamillah Designs Face Painting, Clearwater Community Sailing Center, Patsi Aguero and friends Fishing Fun, Hollys Corner, Keep Pinellas Beautiful, The Pier Aquarium Touch Tank, Pinellas County Health Department Gulfport Water Department, The Longhouse labyrinth, and more! At 3 p .m. join them in the Water Walking Parade. Make puppets, masks and costumes for the Water Walking Parade at the Family Art & Crafts tables or make them at home before you come. Sunshine 2:50 Admiral Farragut Academy Join her in the Water Walking Parade. Dancing and Drumming Circle Dances of Spirit Lillie Citron and Friends Storytelling Tree Miki SeKhu Gentle from the Yamassee Nation, Billie Noakes, and Elizabeth Neily. Lots of Earth Friendly Vendors. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Neily, President and Special Projects Chair, First Florida com/EarthFest2012.html or email: They Dont Count Birthdays! They just celebrate all of their birthdays, together, at this luncheon Birthday Party each year! The women Gulfport, located on the corner of you to join them for this tasty and Cost is just $5. They must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, then call Barb Purtee at can wear a beautiful or funny hat if you would like!
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24 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Children are not born caring about is in possession of a body, let alone a rattle or a ball. Oh, how those months of blissful unawareness pass quickly, The solar shift from Aries to Taurus on April 19 echoes this infantile shift. We are not our things, and yet we choose our things because of who we are. ARIES the sense that someone really wants presenting. Youll only do so if the information resonates with you. No matter how much you like a person, TAURUS operate well in a socially political arena. There are many unwritten and youll sense how important it is to heed them now. Youre also aware that, being unwritten, the rules can change in an instant. Knowing who the opinion leaders are will make a difference. GEMINI human interaction comes with a certain degree of risk. The reason it doesnt feel as risky with those you know well is that you can pretty much predict how theyll react. Youll spend time this week predicting how those you dont know will react, too, risk. CANCER situation before the agreed upon ending. It takes patience to stick around for the last bits, because your mind will be racing ahead to the next strong is a matter of character. Doing are as a person. LEO out by asking others. They only tell you to see it that way, too. Go inside yourself, and direct your questions to your own heart. Wednesday and and personal. VIRGO large-scale personal catastrophe. Outgoing people often experience dont know who you are and what just means youre still learning. Go easy on yourself! LIBRA be meeting new faces. You will be tempted to drop a name or tell is just to relax and be yourself. SCORPIO Sometimes what you want is you think you should want. Peoples theres no getting around that. Still, you can remain strong in your own beliefs and resist letting the opinions what you know to be true. SAGITTARIUS except for possibly one piece of many ways, so soak that up. CAPRICORN Theres a long list of things you need way through the list. Instead, decide on what youre not going to do. This AQUARIUS witness a mess. Its not your job to clean this up, and yet you cant bring are. Youll pitch in and help, setting a good example and hopefully starting a trend. If others dont readily follow you, encourage them until they participate. Your stellar character will be an inspiration. PISCES that your faith is not so strong, but act anyway. Shoot for high goals can make them. Just take the next step and the next. Your faith will grow when you start to see results. This Week's Birthdays: Consistent work through the next a strong sense of stability. Youll feel Make plans to get out of town in June. Social engagements make July and beyond the call of duty for your family in September, but who else would you do that for? In October, that comes your way this year! Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. 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. Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Chicago Rich Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 25 World Book Night in Gulfport! The Circle of Friends of the been selected as a host site for the of World Book Night. This free Rhoda Katz, docent from the Florida copies of Markus Zusaks bestselling them for this celebration on Monday, April 23rd, at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center at 5730 Shore email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bright House 2012 Senior Idol Hall, Harold Gormly of the Town Shores Windsor Bldg. became the Bright House Senior Idol for 2012! Harold won the competition for Pinellas County with competitors from Hillsborough, Manatee and Pasco Counties. There were three contestants from each county: singers, piano players, guitar players and horn players competing. Harold western song and How Great Thou Harold can be seen most days at the karaoke. A rerun of the Bright House April 16th to April 29th. Thanks to all who came to the show and supported Harold. Celebrate Earth Day with Goodwill Whats generous, green and good for the planet? Donating to Goodwill! Goodwill Industries business model, is based on the concept of reusing and repurposing items and the jobs this process creates. This year, Goodwill hopes its fellow green-minded patrons will come out encourage the earth-friendly practice of repurposing items, all GoodwillSuncoast donation locations will offer donors a brand new, reusable shopping tote on Earth Day weekend at attended locations only). To thank its supporters, the Goodwill-Suncoast website features a printable Goodwill shopping coupon, good for 25% off one item at any Goodwill-Suncoast retail store through April 29. Goodwill needs donations of clothing, shoes, household items, home decor, furniture and more. Large items can only be donated at stores, due to space restrictions at and computers.
26 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Azalea Middle to Host Spring Fling The PTA is proud to announce Azalea Middle Schools 1st Annual Spring Fling on April 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Come one, come all to their yard sale, car wash, and car show. Check out the hot rods, the muscle cars, shop for that special something at their yard sale all while getting your car washed. There will be food and drinks. Please come and support Azalea Middle School PTA. The school is located at 7785 22nd Concerned about Developmental Delays? Florida Diagnostic and Learning free screenings for all children and can help those who need it. If your child doesnt appear capable of these things at the appropriate age, call FDLRS at 793-2723 for a free screening. Children ages 2-3 can usually turns Construction Alert As part of the Bayway Bridge construction project, Bahia Del Mar will be closed at SR682 beginning April 9th. The contractor will be installing underground utilities across Bahia Del Mar. The closure is expected to last for two weeks. There Mar from SR 682 during the closure. All access will be from SR 679. A intersection of SR 679 and Bahia Del Mar. Please use caution while Gulfport Elementary Offers Thanks As the 2011-2012 school year comes to an end Gulfport Elementary School would like to thank the school year. They include: Administrators Donors Faculty Mentors Parents PTA Members Staff Students Tutors Volunteers
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 27 Stop Annoying House Sounds Dear Pat house for about one year now. the furnace/air conditioner comes on, I hear squeaks and knocking sounds. What is it, and how can I stop it? -Gina P. Dear Gina: Those sounds you described can be quite loud and a little scary for children. I can still recall spending the night with my grandparents when I was a child. Their plumbing and heating system made many strange, frightening noises, which kept me awake and anxious all night. Most of the knocking sounds you are hearing are from the water pipes expanding and contracting as hot water runs though them. First they heat up and expand, and then they cool down again when you turn the hot water off. The sounds are usually louder when you turn the water on because they heat up much faster than they cool back down. The copper supply pipes expand some, but not as much as the plastic much more with temperature increases than does metal. Most new houses use PVC pipe today, so you can For those of you who are planning to build a new house, consider installing cast iron drain pipes instead of sounds. Cast iron pipe also reduces the sound of the water running through them. This can be a great Another source of the noise is caused and wall joists as they expand and contract. If the builder was not careful to support the plumbing properly or saw large enough clearance holes for it, you will hear a squeak or a ticking sound as the pipe rubs against the wood. problem. The best you can do is try to locate the spots where the sound seems to be the loudest and most drywall to gain access to the suspect pipe. Support it better so it does not touch the lumber framing. Making the holes in the lumber clearance around the pipe and may stop the rubbing. Be careful not to enlarge the clearance holes too much because it weakens the joist or stud. Check with your local building inspections department for the maximum allowable hole sizes. The sound when the furnace starts is somewhat similar to the pipes. The ducts will grow and shrink as they warm up. Support them properly so they dont rest against the lumber. Also, secure all the duct joints, because this is a location where one piece will slide against another -squeak! A loud knock when the furnace starts and stops may be the sides of the large main ducts buckling in and out. This The increasing and decreasing air pressure inside the ducts causes this ducts near the furnace. metal supports along the duct faces that are oil canning. Sometimes, just putting small dimples in the face with a hammer will make it rigid enough to stop the noise.
28 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Here and Not Forgotten Airport on the Honor Flight of West Central Florida to Washington DC. The purpose of this one day trip was to honor these men and women for their memorials. Some might think their day ended on a sad note but not so with these was cancelled. Local hotels offered cozy beds to all. Snacks and water were constantly handed out. The trip culminated with another water salute at the Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport and hundreds of family members and Base Commander were also there to welcome our heroes home. This was an For information on the Honor Flight of West Central Florida google Honor and is in need of funds and future guardians. Come share in this wonderful Recycling Benets Police Explorer Members of the Gulfport Police free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community. The waste products are sent to FundingFactory in exchange for technology and recreation products or cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business free prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Gulfport Police Explorers, your business will help them earn money to attend Police Explorers) Police Explorer State Competition. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops at the Gulfport Police Department, To learn more about supporting Gulfport Police Explorers, please call Charleston Fritts at email@example.com. FundingFactory.com, or call toll-free 1-888-883-8237.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 29 Teens Dedicated to Shark Conservation Students of Boca Ciega High Schools Marine Club are collecting funds to Sharks are being killed just for their Make checks payable to: Boca Ciega Marine Club, C/O Boca Ciega High FL 33707. Free Oral Cancer and PSA Screening Cancer Center and Walgreens, will be hosting a free Oral Cancer and PSA Screening on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens blood test. The key to reducing the death rate of oral cancer is earlier detection, and the key to candidate, dont miss this free opportunity. Visit www.oralcancer.org or call 727322-5669.
30 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent "BREAKING LEGS" April 19-29 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND 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 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 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 Voter Registration: 10:00 am noon. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to register/ update. Freegal Basics: Thursday, April 12, 3:00 pm, check at Reference Desk. Learn how to search & download music for free! This library card. FMI, call 893-1073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, April eBook Salon: Tuesday, April 17, 3:00 5:00 pm, check at Reference Desk. Bring your an upcoming class) and all your questions about using it. Library staff and users are sion. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrenheit nally released in 1966 will be shown after the discussion at noon. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. call 893-1073 FMI. Earth Day Crafts Program: Saturday, Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. World Book Night, Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm. Gulfport Recreation Center, Art Room features guest speaker from the Florida Holocaust Museum, and includes free drawing by Markus Zusak. Sponsored by The Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library. FMI, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-971One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City DepartACTIVITIES 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 atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreprogram 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 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 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 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-resirequired for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apare limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Mar. 20th, 6:30 p.m. Call Ally at 7272227. more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. 25th., 11 a.m.Noon. Call Kalina at 727Patsi at 501-3559. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. StickAnnual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070 PSYCHIC FAIR Fri., April 13, 2-8pm 8 Gifted ReadersFaith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pmSPECIAL EVENTS Voter Registration: Voter registration Senior Center on Fri. Apr. 13 from 10am to noon. Series on Hearing Healthcare: Learn about Coping with Hearing Loss & Finding Empowerment on Thurs. Apr. 12 & Hearing Connection). Other upcoming thru Better Communication by Rachele your Hearing Healthcare by Rachele M. Orsini. 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. Fit & Fine Series participate in an 8-week exercise course exercise bands, light weights, aerobic Institute on Aging. Facilitator: Karen Muller. Fee: $10. Starts Mon. Apr. 16 at 1pm. Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for whole community. Gulfport businesses 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 to transport our seniors who sometimes to offer your assistance, please call the Senior Center. A background check and a Senior Trips such as Hard Rock Casino on Apr. 17 or 26 at the Mahaffey Theater, includes lunch 2 day trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Senior Center Snack Bar: Lunch To Go: Enjoy your fun at the beach and pick up a boxed lunch to go at the Senior Center Snack Bar. Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Chips and your order. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for hearing impaired Floridians will be distributed on Tues. April 17, 9:30-11:30am 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 of attorney, etc. for qualifying seniors 60 and Transportation Service: GEMS Doorfee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call AARP Driving Class for fee and registration info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm at 2pm. More Activities Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., April 15, 6-10pm, $7 EIGHT to the BAR SWING BAND & DANCE Wed., April 25, 7-11pm Tickets $12 Adv./$15 Door 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
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent "BREAKING LEGS" April 19-29 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND 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 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 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 Voter Registration: 10:00 am noon. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to register/ update. Freegal Basics: Thursday, April 12, 3:00 pm, check at Reference Desk. Learn how to search & download music for free! This library card. FMI, call 893-1073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, April eBook Salon: Tuesday, April 17, 3:00 5:00 pm, check at Reference Desk. Bring your an upcoming class) and all your questions about using it. Library staff and users are sion. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrenheit nally released in 1966 will be shown after the discussion at noon. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. call 893-1073 FMI. Earth Day Crafts Program: Saturday, Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. World Book Night, Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm. Gulfport Recreation Center, Art Room features guest speaker from the Florida Holocaust Museum, and includes free drawing by Markus Zusak. Sponsored by The Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library. FMI, email email@example.com or call 813-971One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City DepartACTIVITIES 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 atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreprogram 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 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 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 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-resirequired for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apare limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Mar. 20th, 6:30 p.m. Call Ally at 7272227. more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. 25th., 11 a.m.Noon. Call Kalina at 727Patsi at 501-3559. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. StickAnnual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070 PSYCHIC FAIR Fri., April 13, 2-8pm 8 Gifted ReadersFaith 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 Senior Center on Fri. Apr. 13 from 10am to noon. Series on Hearing Healthcare: Learn about Coping with Hearing Loss & Finding Empowerment on Thurs. Apr. 12 & Hearing Connection). Other upcoming thru Better Communication by Rachele your Hearing Healthcare by Rachele M. Orsini. 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. Fit & Fine Series participate in an 8-week exercise course exercise bands, light weights, aerobic Institute on Aging. Facilitator: Karen Muller. Fee: $10. Starts Mon. Apr. 16 at 1pm. Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for whole community. Gulfport businesses 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 to transport our seniors who sometimes to offer your assistance, please call the Senior Center. A background check and a Senior Trips such as Hard Rock Casino on Apr. 17 or 26 at the Mahaffey Theater, includes lunch 2 day trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Senior Center Snack Bar: Lunch To Go: Enjoy your fun at the beach and pick up a boxed lunch to go at the Senior Center Snack Bar. Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Chips and your order. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Phones for hearing impaired Floridians will be distributed on Tues. April 17, 9:30-11:30am 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 of attorney, etc. for qualifying seniors 60 and Transportation Service: GEMS Doorfee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call AARP Driving Class for fee and registration info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm at 2pm. More Activities Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., April 15, 6-10pm, $7 EIGHT to the BAR SWING BAND & DANCE Wed., April 25, 7-11pm Tickets $12 Adv./$15 Door 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
32 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Egg AboundLifeguards dumped oating toy-andcandy-lled Easter eggs in the pool. At the sound of the whistle, kids jumped into the pool and collected as many eggs as they could grab. Collins, 5, tries out the St. Pete Beach Police Departments all-terrain vehicle. Angelina VanDeilen, 6, paints a pottery Easter basket lavender and yellow. Adam Bardouni, 6, perfects his serve at the Sunrise Table Tennis Clubs ping pong table. The wind made play challenging, but Adam and his teammates kept at it. Fun In the Sun at Gulfport At the Gulfport Recreation Center, a massive egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny were only the tip of the Easter basket this past Saturday. Touch-a-Truck (and Touch-a-Boat!), inatable slides, free hot dogs, and a dance party were all part of the Fun in the Sun Day. Kristie and Taylor House pose with the Easter Bunny. Gulfport Police Explorer Sam Smith shows James Jones, 8, how the equipment works in a police car.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 33 Smoking, from front pagedropping the charges. Since Salzman said, he cant challenge ticket. Only Gulfport residents may he said. Stricklands right to challenge the law, Salzman said the city had no issue with someone who wants to challenge or change the laws as long as people do so in the proper This guy only cares about this from of Strickland. Hes not a resident of our city. He didnt care about make a political statement to defend smokers rights. Were not here were here to enforce community standards. Were not going to make City management said it will stand behind its ban on tobacco in childrens play areas, beach, parks, and sports the city would not spend taxpayer nonresident to further Stricklands We are going to enforce our ordinances. Were just going to do it in the way that makes the most in a protracted lawsuit where hes making us pay all sorts of money to defend the ordinance for his political as to the community standards. The fact that he wants to go to the Florida Supreme Court is a costly matter that hes pursuing as opposed to trying to dropped the charges because city legally enforce the law. Strickland tried on two separate occasions to get police to ticket him for smoking his second offense, despite calls to the Gulfport police both times. The because the city had not yet posted signs that Police Chief Rob Vincent thought would stand up in court as appropriate. After the city installed additional signs, Strickland returned to the beach and lit up a smoke. Police then ticketed him, and he took the case to court. Tuesday afternoon, the state at Gulfports request. Why go through all that when youre not willing to defend? I think because its not legally sound and After a meeting Thursday morning, Gulfport city management announced the city would hear all smoking cases through the Special Magistrate instead of allowing future cases to go to county court. According to Salzman, City Manager Jim OReilly and he jointly decided to drop charges and hear future cases through the citys Special Master around the time the charge. I made the suggestion to the city manager that we should pursue this said. Why didnt Stricklands case go through the Special Master? At to dismiss his case, Gulfport had the Special Master ordinance on the Gulfport dropped charges against Strickland Tuesday. City Council appointed a Special Master Tuesday Were not gong to the county court and dealing with all those issues, community standards. It makes more sense to do it that way than go If your goal is really compliance, said. Should Strickland or anyone contest it with the Special Master, he can appeal to the circuit court if he which Salzman called the wrong forum. Circuit courts hear criminal cases larger impact on the population as Salzman said. County courts shouldnt be deciding explained. He encouraged residents their dissatisfaction to the city council. If youre a resident of Gulfport and appropriate ordinance, or that any ordinance is, then you bring that back Failing that, he said that the proper If any resident doesnt agree with councils decision on the ordinance, ordinance, Salzman added, whether Stricklands case will not go before before the Special Master. Strickland said that wouldnt be a problem. a choice: get it off the books if theyre or what they did now, run away from Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
34 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Excerpts heard at the April 10, 2012St. Pete Beach City Budget MeetingPublic Comment & Commission QuotesYoure not at a point where I would say youre in really great shape, but youve come a long way since 2008. City auditor Peter Schatzel, This is not going to be the sore thumb sitting out. about proposed land use changes to 1307 Gulf Way. Pass-a-Grilles a unique creature, and THD was meant for a different type of hotel owner. It was meant for a hotel owner whos in Pass-a-Grille. It was meant for a hotel owner like me, a hotel owner who will help clean the rooms. Joe Caruso, about the proposed changes for the old Gulf Way Inn. He told the commission he only opposed the portion of the changes that impacted his property. Sabal Palms would have closed down 20 years ago if Pass-a-Grille was like any other place in Florida. My business succeeds because its in Pass-a-Grille. Pass-a-Grille Beach is unique. Joe Caruso City time frame last year. We will be installing a four way stop at 73rd and Boca Ciega. The women are supposed to bring desserts. Hurricane Related Vendors Needed The City of Gulfport will be hosting the 2012 Hurricane Seminar on Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 The City is looking for Hurricane related to assisting citizens during hurricane season. The spots are free Vendors will be located at the Theater you must supply your own linens. to the public. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. 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 Lifeguard 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 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 all interested participants can stop your space now. Contact the pool at
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 35 Preliminary forecasts suggest St. Pete Beach needs $1.2 Million to balance its budget. for the coming year, commissioners said they did not want to raise taxes, asked how much of an increase it would take to balance the budget. Finance Director Elaine Edmunds calculated that the increase would cost property owners roughly $100 St. Pete Beach boasts the lowest tax rate of any city offering police and and PSTA out of property tax dollars, two items that other cities pay as separate taxes, City Manager Mike that number, youre talking about a he told the commissioners. commission he wanted to look at the citys legal spending. at the best price. Its just totally out of our hands...Were sitting here with Commissioner Jim Parent agreed but also suggested the city look at eliminating the police department. I think you need to look at the big picture, just go right on down the line and see is there any option here, and do we want to approach that or him the police department was a charter issue. The Mayor also suggested the city possibly reconsider the 300,000 on said. He told the commission they had to stabilize their operating and maintenance costs and deal with the larger capital items, adding that neglecting maintenance would increase the cost of capital repairs and replacement. Heres the snapshot of the year: $278,000 $30,000 $10,000 While the beach had almost $3 billion. The budget includes no salary increases, although the city has a $752,000 increase in pension contributions. Workers compensation or 10%, although Finance Director Elaine Edmunds told the commission the city would comparison shop policies. The city will transfer $925,00 from general fund. The city will spend $200,000 for The city will pay off the police station, and the tax associated with that debt will disappear from tax bills. citys budget. All three enterprise funds either Suggested Capital Improvement Projects this is NOT associated with the oneSeawalls: $80,000 Vina del Mar Bridge Repair: $156,000 Library/gymnasium roof $200,000 Unfunded Projects Pass-a-Grille Way design $250,00 buildings: $50,000 Alley rehabilitation: $125,000 City hall phone system $80,000 Other Projects with Undetermined Cost and Scope Couplet Pass-a-Grille Way reconstruction Library expansion/ replacement Hurley and Egan Park 2013 Beach Budget Short Over $1 Million
36 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntStop Spending Everything You Make determined by how many of your resources you manage not to spend -the amount of income you keep. that cutting spending is hard work. guessing if you knew how to stop spending so much, youd be doing that by now. effort. Like swimming upstream or walking up the down escalator, you to ATM fees, insurance to clothes, and the fun things in life, too. Sadly, by the looks of whats going on in the economy -climbing creditcard debt, foreclosures and personal few people are willing to put forth the effort. It seems easier to just what you need and how much you effects of that spending error. If you are not where youd like to be with your money, dont assume thats because you make less money than you desire. Increased income does not guarantee a better life. Think about it: Most likely, 15 years ago your annual income was less than it is now. Perhaps it was only made more money youd be out of debt and on your way to building wealth and securing your future. Then you got a raise or changed careers. Your annual income expenses and accepted new debt. Before long, you got to thinking that if you only made more money youd be out of debt, and on your way to building wealth and securing your future. Then you got a raise or changed careers. You made more money. You took on more expenses and added more debt. I know I am repeating myself, and that is my point. Youre more money is the only way to More money alone is not likely to But making the decision to stop spending all of it so you can keep more of it -thats the solution. It took me decades to wise up, but I I hope it doesnt take you that long. No matter your current income, you The key to your success rests on
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 37 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 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. will be held in the Hibiscus Hall Room at the South Pasadena City in South Pasadena. Spring for the Arts the year. It will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Petersburgs historic Coliseum, entertainment by the Mark Feinman Quintet, professional dancers, complimentary swing dance lessons, dancing and comfortable lounge popular local restaurants, cash bar. Original artwork including portrait artists will be on display and unique Artworks retail items. Painting demonstrations will be offered. featuring one-of-a-kind artwork donated by Folkfest St. Pete artists Tickets are $35 per person in door and may be purchased online at Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Donations and pledges will be is cocktail attire. Call 727-825-0515. Funday Coming to Boca Ciega Yacht Club Its almost time again for the Annual Spring Funday at Boca Ciega Yacht 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 300 sailboat rides were enjoyed, and 800 hot dogs were consumed. There 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 Floral Design Class Come join them at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral designer and instructor, is offering a spring series of three classes. You will learn the secrets of professionals. Each week you will make a different style arrangement using long lasting p.m. on Wednesdays, April 11th and April 18th. Classes are $25 per class. Contact Laurie directly at 617com with questions. Pre-registration with deposit required.
38 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Teen Corner By Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Its time again for another installment of the monthly Teen Council News We last met on March 15. All six members attended, as did our three City Manager Jim OReilly and Councilwoman Barbara Banno. At this meeting Mr OReilly discussed with us our role as an the attention of the city council, we bring it to Mr. OReilly, who will then bring it to city council. We were also told that we cannot make decisions that will affect citizens of Gulfport or anywhere else. The Teen Council also recently by the Florida League of Cities. The teen council and the things we do out that we got second place and admission into the Florida League of Cities Conference in Hollywood, Florida in August. We also discussed starting a City of presented with our quarterly report at the City Council meeting. There we would recognize a youth who has done something, well, outstanding! Anyone can submit anyone as long as the person being submitted is or attends school or camp in Gulfport, or the act happened in Gulfport. We also elected a Treasurer, our newest member, Zachary Teramae. In addition, we discussed starting Teen Dances which will be held at the Rec Center. We are going to try to hold one in June to try it out. As well let you know. We worked the OMaddys St. the day. We also helped run the corn Joe and Maddy Guenther for thinking of the Teen Council whilst planning $500 contribution. Teen Council also helped put out the Easter Eggs and Sun Day. On April 28th, Rebuilding Tampa Bay is coming to Gulfport out. on April 19. We meet at the Gulfport Recreation Center. If you would like to join Teen Council, are between 13 apply online at MyGulfport.us or pick up an application at the Gulfport Recreation Center.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 39 Boca Ciega Flag Football Team Makes History With Undefeated SeasonBy Serena Thomas, Boca Ciega High School Hi-Tide team will play a championship game, then go on to District competitions, Coach Lauren Widener says. of the season. With the longest winning streak in Boca Ciegas history, the the top. with a score of 31-25. Good communication is needed for a good team, and both the JV and Varsity team are on top of it, she says. a score of 12-6, as the JV team came out with a win with a score of 12-7. With and faculty can buy a Flag Football Shirt for $10 from Coach Widener in Room and dinners for the team. Varsity Team Scores March 12Boca Ciega Dunedin 6-0 March 16Boca Ciega Eastlake 27-7 March 19Boca Ciega Osceola 19-0 March 20Boca Ciega Gibbs 12-8 March 22Boca Ciega Northeast 31-25 April 3Boca Ciega St. Pete 12-6 April 5Boca Ciega Dixie Hollins 26-20 April 10Boca Ciega Lakewood 25-6 JV Team Scores March 19Boca Ciega Osceola 31-0 March 20Boca Ciega Gibbs 20-0 March 22Boca Ciega Northeast 6-0 April 3Boca Ciega St. Pete 12-7 April 5Boca Ciega Dixie Hollins 13-0 Read more Boca Ciega High News online at The Gabber.com. Music and Movies in the Park Bring family and friends to enjoy St. Petersburgs downtown waterfront donations appreciated. Come early and purchase food and drink from some of the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Markets most picnic while listening to music before is located at the Baywalk garage or in the Pier parking lots. The schedule is as follows: with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, on by songwritter Gale Trippsmith. with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Oscar for best music. Come Kelly and his band! a Hitchcock thriller, nominated for Grace Kelly. Music performed by Grant Peeples. Ryan...you will probably be smiling Hughes...one of the great comedy classics! Music by Lance Lubin and To learn more about other and the groups historic walking
40 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Pet Pride: Beach Boulevard Rains Dogs (And Cats!) and Pets for Dorothy.Baby, a laid-back chihuahua, sleeps through the event as his human companion strolls along Beach Boulevard. Frank the Pug shows his pride. Rescuers found Patrick abandoned behind an Ybor City restaurant on St. Patricks Day. His eyes have just opened but have yet to focus. Reni Eaton, 6, and Alex the Cat, 6 months, let the grownups pull them through the crowds at Saturdays celebration. Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 41 Volunteer Opportunity Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs elders residing in nursing homes, family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care encouraged to call toll-free 1-888com. CTK needs Shorts Can you help? Clothes to Kids has a huge need for shorts in all sizes. Their supply is critically low and with the warm weather they go through To Kids can also use jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants Pinellas students, K through 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 also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers welcomed. For more information, please call org. Scotsman Fitness is coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present a new class at the Gulfport Recreation Center, located and wife duo, who are currently taking Pinellas County by storm, Ally Morrell and his wife Rachel will and Zumba class. Ally, who recently We are so excited to be starting at such a beautiful location. Our please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness is located Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for and start on Monday, April 30th, after 5 p.m. for more information.
42 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Local ObituariesALLEN, CHARLES SUMNER, 92, of Gulfport, FL, formerly a seasonal resident from Buzzards Bay, MA, passed away peacefully on April and best friend Sharon Erwin at his in WWII in the Army Air Corp as stationed in New Caledonia during the war he met Mafalda, a nurse, and they married. They had many great years together. Mafalda preceded Sumner in death. They will be reunited at the National Cemetery in Degree in Education from the Science Program for the State of MA. George Shephard. He was a founding member of ASPEC at Eckerd College, he was tired. God heard him and he went to join the dear Lord and Mafalda. He will be missed but will no longer suffer. CORCORAN, ROBERT E., SR., "BOB", 80, of Gulfport, died Apr. 6. Visitation Monday from 3-7 p.m. at Garden Sanctuary, 7950 131st St., Seminole. gardensanctuaryfunerals. com. GAGNON, L ORRAINE CYR, 83, of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Mexico, Maine passed away Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida from heart complications. Lorraine was born in New Richmond Quebec, Canada on February 21, 1929 to Francois and Charlotte Cyr. One of nine children, she was educated in the schools of New Richmond and Maria, Quebec. ME. Lorraine was a well-known seamstress in the area, working from her home, her own shop on Waldo her dream of fashion designing, she enrolled in a correspondence course through the Vogue School of Fashion St. Petersburg, Florida where she continued to work as a seamstress and fashion consultant. In 1969, she married William Gagnon, originally from Rumford, ME. They purchased a home in Gulfport, Florida and spent Worthley Pond in Peru, ME. Lorraine was a member of the St. Pete Red Hat attend theater performances, play for the Gulfport Community Theater. Gladys Burke of St. Petersburg, FL, Jeannine Murray and husband Ken of Peru, ME, Larry Cyr and wife Colleen of Gulfport, FL, and Michael Arnold and husband Jeremiah of Oak Creek, Colorado, Nicki Longyear and great-grandchildren, Dylan Arnold, Jaxson and Wyatt Longyear, and children, Jimmy Lapointe and wife Scarlett of St. Petersburg, FL, Joey Lapointe and wife Sonia of Augusta, ME and Michael Lapointe and wife Patricia Bolduc, and her brothers, was predeceased by her husband, William and a daughter, Patricia. GERDNIC, FRANK J., JR., 85, of St. Pete Beach, passed away March 31, two daughters, Julia Gregory of San Francisco and her husband, Warren, Maryanne Gerdnic of Bradenton, and three grandchildren. Frank was born Jan. 11, 1927 in Conway, PA to the late Anna and Frank Grdnic of Croatia. He was a lettered athlete in football and basketball at Rochester, PA High Fraternity. In business, he rose to VP of Sales and Marketing at Peabody Galion Corporation, Galion, OH. The National Solid Waste Management golfer, dancer, skier and kayaker. He is past Commodore of the Harbourside Yacht Club in South Pasadena, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Suncoast Hospice are appreciated. Frank is remembered as a warm, great sense of humor. A memorial St. Petersburg, on April 9th at 6 p.m. Condolences can be shared online Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central GRAY, GARY GREER of South Pasadena, passed April 2, and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, MCKENNA, PATRICK passed away on April 2nd, 2012 in Warminster, PA. He was a resident of Town Shores, Gulfport, FL for and son Francis, daughter Rose Ann and a sister in Ireland. Funeral Mass was held on April 10th, 2012 at St. Charles Borromeo R.C. Church in Bensalem, PA.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 43 MURRAY, MARTIN SCOTT, 83, of South Pasadena, passed away in 1992 from New York. He proudly World War II as well as the Korean and grandchildren Abigail, Chelsea, Rachel, Adam, Joshua, Bayley, on Wednesday, April 11th at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines. DOROTHY S. P RECKLER "DOTTIE", 88, of Gulfport, died March 9, 2012 in Vermont while Mark. Dot was born in Rochester, years at Obriens Hair Studio in Burlington as a front end manager. Obituaries (con't.) FL and worked at the Howard Johnson Hotel on St. Pete Beach and at Most Holy Name Church. She is her brother, Russell Horne. She is his wife Gail Horne of Vermont, her nephew John Horne of Florida, her niece Sharon Hulburd of Vermont, her great nieces, Vanessa McManus and her husband Keith of California, Jeannette Lloyd and her husband Matt of Illinois, Wendy Horne and her wife Jen of Vermont, Kristne Lee of Vermont, and Emma Hulburd of Vermont, a great nephew Justin Horne and his wife Becky of Illinois and John Martin Horne of Vermont, 12 great nieces and nephews, a wonderful friend Raymond Sicotte of Colchester VT, her stepsons John Hagey and his wife Judy of NY, and Gary Preckler and his wife Martha of OH, step grandsons John Hagey and his wife Connie, Jeff Hagey and his wife Jackie, and Philip. And 5 step great-grandchildren. Dottie cherished her wonderful neighbors and friends for their kindness and and a member of Most Holy Name of be held on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Name of Jesus Gulfport. Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch
44 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Doing with Less Medical Care The American Board of Internal American Board of Internal Medicine itself) in conjunction with Consumer Reports did a study recently that indicated that many, if not most, and not necessary. While not really a surprise, it clashes, to an extent, push to mandate that insurance And it clashes with health care institutions' urging and patients' insistence on taking certain tests and medicines. Cited by the study were mammography imaging, colonoscopic exams, PSA blood work, head CAT scans, EKGs, MRIs, stress tests, uses they should be used appropriately. therefore help reduce the cost of the health care system. Ironically, the biggest complaint against insurance companies from patients, doctors and now the procedures. Who are they to get between me and my doctor? All they True, perhaps, but is it any different pays for a lot of health care being interested in containing costs? At the same time, they are seeking to make someone else. A bit contradictory. a letter from a medical screening company urging me pay $119 to disease and osteoporosis. These are usually done at a local church and my own doctors screened for some diseases and two of my children who are doctors say that the tests are generally unnecessary. The screening company in the meanwhile claims that problems were caught of 62,000 screened. That also means those problems. This is a cash, not insurance, proposition. Is it worth it? Apparently 62,000 people thought so and this isn't the only company doing such cash screening. Perhaps they feel that the $119 reasonable compared to those really big testing bills one gets from a hospital or clinic. study after study shows we do too much testing and take too many drugs, particularly antibiotics. According to some doctors, patient pressure is a big factor. According to is a big, big factor. Don't test and the misses something. Yeah, the liability but the hassle, time, concern for reputation, and the possibility of not being able to be insured in the future argues for being safe. Keeps Other countries with centralized to get screening tests done there. Because tests are discouraged and tightly controlled, resources to do the tests are limited resulting in long waits. That's why some Canadians Porche) systems are nice to be in as And, it appears we don't. death panel suggestion about endworry whether WE can get the tests WE need and want, and preferably that tailored policy, or buying policies situations, would help contain costs. people to buy policies at an early age in anticipation of medical catastrophe would be helpful. There such things as chronic disease, but minor or normal procedures are outof-pocket. an approach we're left with our hybrid third party insurer/ system that risks not only high taxpayer costs and bureaucratic rationing through cost controls. medical practitioners' liability when restricting tests as recommended in the recent study. Although establishing "accepted practices" for medical procedures based upon studies and expert panel conclusions appear reasonable, human beings are not mechanical robots. They are chemical cesspools whose as "accepted practices" which tend to change with knowledge of which be room for "this is the correct way, but". In the meanwhile, testing is not the and cost of the system as well as personal health practices are, from child birth to heart attacks. for birthing and a couple of days for heart attack or less than a week of hospitalization for heart surgeries. The lesson is that we can probably do with a lot less than we do. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo 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 Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Reg Post Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Accordion Club Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email email@example.com www.post305.org ideas. 5-7pm.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 45 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Doing with Less Medical Care The American Board of Internal American Board of Internal Medicine itself) in conjunction with Consumer Reports did a study recently that indicated that many, if not most, and not necessary. While not really a surprise, it clashes, to an extent, push to mandate that insurance And it clashes with health care institutions' urging and patients' insistence on taking certain tests and medicines. Cited by the study were mammography imaging, colonoscopic exams, PSA blood work, head CAT scans, EKGs, MRIs, stress tests, uses they should be used appropriately. therefore help reduce the cost of the health care system. Ironically, the biggest complaint against insurance companies from patients, doctors and now the procedures. Who are they to get between me and my doctor? All they True, perhaps, but is it any different pays for a lot of health care being interested in containing costs? At the same time, they are seeking to make someone else. A bit contradictory. a letter from a medical screening company urging me pay $119 to disease and osteoporosis. These are usually done at a local church and my own doctors screened for some diseases and two of my children who are doctors say that the tests are generally unnecessary. The screening company in the meanwhile claims that problems were caught of 62,000 screened. That also means those problems. This is a cash, not insurance, proposition. Is it worth it? Apparently 62,000 people thought so and this isn't the only company doing such cash screening. Perhaps they feel that the $119 reasonable compared to those really big testing bills one gets from a hospital or clinic. study after study shows we do too much testing and take too many drugs, particularly antibiotics. According to some doctors, patient pressure is a big factor. According to is a big, big factor. Don't test and the misses something. Yeah, the liability but the hassle, time, concern for reputation, and the possibility of not being able to be insured in the future argues for being safe. Keeps Other countries with centralized to get screening tests done there. Because tests are discouraged and tightly controlled, resources to do the tests are limited resulting in long waits. That's why some Canadians Porche) systems are nice to be in as And, it appears we don't. death panel suggestion about endworry whether WE can get the tests WE need and want, and preferably that tailored policy, or buying policies situations, would help contain costs. people to buy policies at an early age in anticipation of medical catastrophe would be helpful. There such things as chronic disease, but minor or normal procedures are outof-pocket. an approach we're left with our hybrid third party insurer/ system that risks not only high taxpayer costs and bureaucratic rationing through cost controls. medical practitioners' liability when restricting tests as recommended in the recent study. Although establishing "accepted practices" for medical procedures based upon studies and expert panel conclusions appear reasonable, human beings are not mechanical robots. They are chemical cesspools whose as "accepted practices" which tend to change with knowledge of which be room for "this is the correct way, but". In the meanwhile, testing is not the and cost of the system as well as personal health practices are, from child birth to heart attacks. for birthing and a couple of days for heart attack or less than a week of hospitalization for heart surgeries. The lesson is that we can probably do with a lot less than we do. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo 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 Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Reg Post Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Accordion Club Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.post305.org ideas. 5-7pm.
46 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula at the Gulfport Recreation Center, from 11 a.m. to noon starting on instructor will be Kalina, who has will share her dance knowledge, while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727Become Forever Young The show must go on! Like the Young Dancers seem to go on year transportation. Rehearsal time is 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 dance recital in the sky. The army is always looking for a few Starting with ordinary mature looking men that want to add a little 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 727
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 47 Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. 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! with the red awnings at the corner camaraderie and professionalism that their Toastmasters Club offers! Contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at email@example.com. Toastmasters International is a that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. USCG Safe Boating Program 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Aprils program includes: Boating Phil at 865-2226. Gulfport Library Book Shop The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport the library is open. New and gently used books, DVDs and CDs are for sale at $2 or less. Paperbacks begin at books, DVDs and CDs are always welcome. The library is located at Cancer Patients Need Drivers to Assist There is an urgent need for their cancer treatment appointments throughout all of Pinellas County.The on your own personal preferences.
48 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 3/29 Vandalism2800 Blk Upton St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call1400 Blk 61st St. S. DUIDel Rio Way & Tradewinds Dr. S. Theft5400 Blk Dellett Ave. S. Burglary3000 Blk 49th St. S. Disorderly Conduct1000 Blk 61st St. S. Disturbance3000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5400 Blk Dellett Ave. S. Friday 3/30 Suspicious Person57th St. & Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise1300 Blk 58th St. S. Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Theft3100 Blk 56th St. S. Suspicious Vehicle4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wanted Person2600 Blk Upton St. S. Suspicious Person5800 Blk 19th Ave. S. Wanted Person5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem2000 Blk 59th St. S. Suspicious Person2300 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Injunction Violation5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Problem5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble52nd St. & 17th Ave. S. Noise5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Animal Call2700 Blk 48th St. S. Saturday 3/31 Disorderly Conduct3000 Blk 54th St. S. Juvenile Trouble22nd Ave. & 49th St. S. Suspicious Person1400 Blk 49th St. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disorderly ConductBeach & Shore Blvd. S. Juvenile TroubleMcDonalds. Theft5600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Sunday 4/1 Person Under Inuence13th Ave. & 51st St. S. Suspicious Person1600 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Civil Matter2700 Blk 57th St. S. TrespassTangerine Ave. & 54th St. S. Monday 4/2 Domestic5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Wanted Person5800 Blk 13th Ave. S. Keep the Peace3200 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Assault/Battery5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2400 Blk 59th St. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Domestic2700 Blk 52nd St. S. Tuesday 4/3 Theft1200 Blk Freemont St. S. Prowler2600 Blk Quincy St. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call27th Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. Domestic5600 Blk 20th Ave. S. Keep the Peace15th Ave. & 49th St. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleGulfport Blvd. & 55th St. S. Suspicious Person53rd St. & 11th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem1200 Blk Gray St. S. Wednesday 4/4 Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5400 Blk 16th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)4900 Blk 24th Ave. S. Reckless DriverPreston Ave. & 52nd St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Trespass1800 Blk 54th St. S. Crime Awareness Meeting There will be NO City Wide Crime Awareness meeting in April due to a
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 49 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 community disaster you can chose the greatest good for the greatest The training is offered through the Gulfport Fire Department CERT team and is free of charge. Two full the curriculum. The next class will for more information contact Bob 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: Gulfport Smoking Ban Q: The Attorney General says that you cant ban outdoor smoking. How about the legality of the ordinance he answered that similar ordinances ordinances hadn't been challenged in other cities. The Florida Indoor Clean Air Act stipulates in its last clause that the right to regulate smoking is A: City Attorney Andy Salzman disagrees. smoking for outdoor when the legislature hasnt made any laws to Attorney General issued an opinion, not a law. Attorney General Opinions are not law. Theyre opinions. Law is decided said. I cant predict what a judge or appellate court is going to do. I can only But does the city attorney think that the city had the right to pass the law? Learn about Onboard Weather Forecasting Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Onboard Weather Forecasting is a two hour presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron. This seminar explains weather systems and how 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 Course will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 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. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
50 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Be a Part of the 95 Percent The right professional dog training -the majority of which might better be described as people problems. But there are some problems training cant touch, and often thats because people ignored the warning signs and put off getting help. Keep reading: Last week, Seven, our 10-year-old German Shepherd, bit my 2-yearold daughter causing her to get stitches in her face. The incident was caused by a granola bar being left on the couch. Seven snatched the bar when I stepped out of the room for a minute. Our daughter either wanted to get it back or wanted to see what Seven had, and Seven attacked her. She required four stitches in her face and sustained a few other minor bites. Seven didnt bite and thrash. Rather, he growled and nipped multiple times. The positive about Seven: He is a very loving dog. He loves to play fetch and wrestle and to just cuddle up with you. He listens well and is trained to sit, stay and come. He is a great dog for car rides, and he sits still for baths, teeth brushing and coat brushing. He loves to run! He and my daughter get along all right. They dont play a whole lot together, but Seven would come up to the couch where my daughter would be sitting and wait for a pet or a scratch. The negative about Seven: He is overprotective and displays signs of food-aggression. He also has a barking issue that bark collars havent been able to solve. He doesnt like small dogs or neighborhood cats. to keep him. She has called local a new home. So far, no luck. The is old, hes big, hes untrained, and he now has a history of biting. The wife is losing hope and considering In my opinion, they are both wrong. a small child -especially a child who is allowed to crawl and jump on the family dog, as this child is. Its dangerous, and the mother is right to be afraid for her daughters safety. last-resort sanctuaries and German Shepherd rescues, as well as stepping up their search for a new home without children. Stories like this are exceptionally hard for me to hear because I know barking was a fresh nuisance and baby was still an idea, you wouldnt percent. My hope is that, in reading this larger problems that lie ahead are
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 51 Save Our Strays Needs Your Help of returned cats. Luckily the younger kitties, are not prime candidates for adoption. Many of these senior cats a lap cat again. As a no-kill organization, SOS returned older felines will be cared for by SOS for the remainder 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 are furnished if needed. The cats, their families with enjoyment and affection. Please consider becoming a permanent foster family for their for details. Foster participants must prior to fostering. Jackie is a sweet 8-month-old, female Terrier meetings, but warms up nicely into a playful, warm-hearted puppy. Jackie also likes to play with other dogs her size. She would do best in a home without small children. To meet this sweet Pet Pal Animal Shelter SPCA Pet of the WeekMasque gets his name from the beautiful black and white markings that start on his face and ramble across his back. At six years he is a settled down playing with toys on a string. Masque has been up discount. Visit him in the feline colony rooms at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th where he can mix with all the people. He also gets small). According to his foster family -- there is no one like Mickeyextreme sweetness and one of Gods special Save Our Strays
52 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What are the Responsibilities of a Successor Trustee? settlor without requiring formal Prosor trustee in a trust document has certain responsibilities which should be performed in the administration of the trust. Some of the ordinary and necessary steps which a succes sor trustee should take in lawful and proper trust administration are: A. The trust document should be interpretation as well as each trust B. The implementation of the substitution of the successor trustee C. Interested persons concerning the administration of the trust notices in a proper and timely fashD. A successor trustee has a legal duty to protect, insure and manage for the improper accomplishment of G. A successor trustee is responsible to make any contributions due deceased settlor's estate in order to pay for creditor claims, administraH. A successor trustee has an obligation to inform and account to benI. A successor trustee has a responsibility to make payment or compromise any claims made by creditors J. A successor trustee is required to timely and proper manner and is liable to ensure that all due taxes are K. A successor trustee is required deceased settlor's estate has not L. A successor trustee is required to distribute income and/or principal tlor's trust and is required to fund M. A successor trustee is obligated to perform all trust administration trustee has a duty of impartiality in the performance of obligations to the duties of a successor trustee after a settlor of a trust passes on. Most of the successor trustee's duties should be accomplished with the guidance and assistance of competent legal counsel. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 53 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 April. The Industrial Arts Center doors will be open during the Gulfport Springfest on Saturday, March 31st. times. For more information, call IndustrialArtsCenter.org.Become a Guardian ad Litem Guardian ad Litem. As a Guardian and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. The Guardian ad Litem becomes familiar with the childs case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home. will be well trained and supported month. To attend an informational meeting, www.guardianadlitem6.org for more information.Learn about DSC Radios To augment and increase the and assist their Search and Rescue mount marine VHF radios must or you are shopping for a new DSC that it will not transmit any DSC call until you obtain and install your 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. 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 line. Type in DSC or MMSI for site information. Boating Skills and Seamanship Programs are presented by the each Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Florida boater safety education requirements.
54 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Gulfport Law Enforcement Passes Special Olympics TorchBy Cathy Salustri Shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, St. Petersburg Police passed the Special Olympics torch to Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent while New Heights Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, and a few others followed the torch to Nina Harris Exceptional School four and a half miles down the road. Vincent, shown here carrying the torch for Special Olympics, graciously allowed of the run while he took his turn on a bicycle. Throughout the four and half Nina Harris special needs students cheered as the Gulfport police passed the torch to Pinellas Park police. bike, bringing her days ride to about 11 miles. Special Olympics. Pinellas Citizen University begins New Session April 12 works, and what goes on behind the 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 nearly 1 million county residents. calls. worth $1.6 billion? as you learn how Emergency Medical out how they make reclaimed water out of wastewater. talk to the judges and administrators within our criminal justice system. Class enrollment is limited. Classes meet Thursday nights, usually from is $35 which includes a class shirt, all course materials, graduation ceremony and diploma. Enrollment applications and a complete course www.pinellascounty.org/citizenu or
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 55 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 on Friday, a casual social gathering 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. Fearless Fridays Friday at Fearless Friday hosted by the staff of J. W. Cate Recreation Center in Northwest Park, 5801 22nd dance contests and dance room projects and food experiences. 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. Summer Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete awesome summer camp programs, T.W.E.E.N.S. camp is for older kids is our Junior Counselor program for Junior Counselors assist with camp All summer long campers will collect stamps on their keep-sake passport as games, crafts, swimming, weekly Beach Olympics, Kids Triathlon, Fishing Derby and much more. The full 8-week camp program runs from June 18th to August 10th. Prethe 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 summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp be offered the weeks of June 11th and July 9th, contact Coach Dan McKaeg at 727-536-6207. Summer for kids of all ages are offered all registered campers in the W.A.V.E. a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call for more information at 727
56 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Spring Cleaning? jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants and skirts. New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call org. Volunteers are welcome. 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations Do you know Aging is seeking nominations for inductions into the prestigious 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame 65. Nominees must be a resident of or community of St. Petersburg. 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 www.stpeteparksrec.org/sunshinesenior-center.html for an on-line application. Deadline for applications Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter plastic Easter Eggs on Tuesday, April 3 and then assisted with the placing Brothers Park in Pinellas Park on Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. The in time for the 9 a.m. hunt. Within a matter of minutes the eggs were all gathered. It was fun to watch the with many eggs in their baskets/ containers. Afterwards around 20 of the members who were at the egg hunt, met for breakfast at the Parkside Restaurant. It was a great way to celebrate another successful egg hunt. For more information, please contact
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 57 Mainsail Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers Mainsail Arts Florida, attracting 250 artists from across the country. Once again, the Park on St. Petersburgs downtown April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Volunteer areas include: soft drink/ 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 org and click Volunteers on the left side of the page. A brief summary of the page to open the Volunteer Registration Form. For more information about Chloe Firebaugh, Mainsail Arts Vendors needed for May-Faire Festival 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. bocaciegacenter.com. Recycling Directory Now Available The new Recycle Today: 2012 Pinellas County Recycling Directory has just been released. The directory is packed with the latest information about how to recycle in Pinellas County including local options for recycling cans, bottles, paper, yard waste, electronics, chemicals, motor oil, cooking oil and much more. Find out whats new in 2012, such as expanded recycling programs for plastics #1-7 in Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar and Gulfport. In addition, pizza boxes and plastic bottle caps may now be recycled. Citizens can pick up a free copy at local libraries, Sweetbay stores, Natures Food Patch Market or Pinellas County drop-off recycling online at www.pinellascounty.org/ recycle.
58 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Smiles all around at Fun in the Sun Day This year, The Fun in the Sun Event had a drawing after the Egg Hunt instead of the prize egg during the Egg Hunt to include all age groups including adults. Above are the winners for the basket drawing. These names are not in order: (0-2): Nakota Jackson, Logan Allenferris; (3-6): Zephanie Rodriguez, Dakota Woodall, Lila Carter; (7-9): Brianna Erickson, Alexis Venezia; (10-12): Keshawn Fowler, Jaydon Delacruz; (13-17): Jordan Miller; and Adults: Debbie McMahon, Chrystal Paquette and Angela Schuffert. Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy The Gulfport Police Department starts its annual Citizens Police Academy on Tuesday, June 12th. The number of participants is limited, so be sure to get your application in by the June 1st deadline. Participants are offered the opportunity to learn and witness demonstrations will show the to include: years of age and pass a background of Gulfport. This years academy will run from June 12th to July 31st on 9:00 P.M. For further information, please call Claire Bousman at 893the police department lobby or online at www.gulfportpolice.com. Animal Shelter Seeks Donations Pet Pal Animal Shelter is in need of animal wishlist items: Science Diet large dog toys, kongs, nylabones, kitty litter, cat carriers and beds. Cleaning supplies include bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent and garbage bags. Donations can be dropped off at the Shelter Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. Street S. in St Petersburg. To make a monetary donation, call 727petpalanimalshelter.com.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 59 Paragraph 175One of the funniest moments I took my humor where I could grab it was the night my parents told gay. Considering that when I was 13 my mom told me kissing with your mouth now) and that blue eyeshadow made parents. For them to tell me it was OK if I liked girls was a huge step, them all the more for making sure I knew I looked like a hooker in a short skirt, blusher told people I worked at a strip club, and good lord, Catherine Mary, no one will buy the damn cow street corners... but if I wanted to date women and thumb my nose at the Pope, they were down with that. bit. The more I told them, Gee, thats it sounded a wee bit like the lady I like to think that a decade later nothing to do with my ex-husband that lucky. As a group, I think we forget that a community, with gay people. It is unheard of to make fun of someone for their sexuality, and Im proud to be a part of a community where that sort of hate has no place. It doesnt shock me, then, that the citys considering a domestic partnership registry, where people who cannot or choose not to legally wed in Florida can declare their intentions for a domestic partner to assume the same rights as a spouse: medical rights, funeral arrangements, and the like are offered to all those who register. This means that gay people who want their partners inside city limits. And, quite honestly, it scares the hell out of me. Oh, not because I think gay people someone to grow old with, and who the hell are any of us to judge? No, has more jerks than Gulfportians. more hateful, scared people than we what will happen when they get that list of gay people. Whats that, now, you say? A list of gay people? Why, yes. You see, many of the registries are public record. In Washington, you can search the registry by last name. MiamiDade County makes it clear on their web site that the registry is a public record. California keeps it, were no California. That sort of I can guess how that one would go. If youre reading this, Im going to assume you are a good and decent small-minded idiots, like Westboro Baptist, Abiding Truths Ministry, and I swear this is a real group Americans for the Truth About are pedophiles) who could make life hell for people who registered. They could ask the city clerk for the list, of all the gay people. I know of no list of straight people, married couples in a city or county, but a domestic partnership registry, if compiled by the city, would, by law, For a largely symbolic list it only applies within city limits do you want that risk? For real rights, couples need to see an attorney and drawn up which they can do now. At what cost do we do that right thing? 175? It was part of German Penal Code that allowed the following: In 1933, Nazi youth ransacked the Institute of Sex Research and seized Gestapo started creating a list of Third Reich targeted 100,000 people, sending 15,000 to concentration camps. They castrated some and the registry. But how do you keep hate groups from getting the names and addresses of all the gay families in a 2.5 square mile radius? I ask though tolerance is supreme law inside the city limits, we remain, as one friend said, a tiny blue dot in a big red state. Before we rush ahead to do the right thing, consider the repercussions. We should push for equality for all, not lists of people based on their lifestyle. Think about what has happened, started creating lists of people. Oh, and Paragraph 175? German Parliament was on the brink of repealing it when the Nazis took a corner for human rights, too. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
60 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 By Scott LafeeGetting Better by Feeling Worse better after a bout of illness. So why do you feel so bad? Biologists at the Mexico posit an explanation in the Biology. Edmund LeGrand and Joe Alcock blame it on our immune system, which often makes us feel worse while trying to make us get well. In particular, they point to a component of the system called the acute-phase response, a series of changes in and metabolic function that can occur a lot of stress on healthy cells and causes many of the symptoms we associate with being sick. The acute-phase response creates body temperature and causes loss of appetite and mild anemia. At the like iron, zinc and manganese are partially sequestered away from the bloodstream. LeGrand and Alcock describe it a gamble, said LeGrand, that the immune systems systemic stressors feel like asking someone to kill you. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE pregnancy, illness, diet, age, and genetics. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM a good barometer of future mental health, report some neuroscientists after following nearly 2,500 men and women for more than a decade. age 65 compared with other study health and a healthy brain. The idea is that if your grip is particularly weak, it could be a sign that your in the best shape, either -and your brain isnt enjoying maximum blood supply, said study author Erica Camargo of the Boston Medical Center. PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Scopophobia fear of being looked at or stared at BEST MEDICINE Thanks to tremendous strides in their medical bills.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 61 Don Sankovitch and Fuzzy Wuzzy: Changing Life for Third Graders at Gulfport ElementaryBy Cathy Salustri child for not judging a book by smells like hippie: patchouli wafts around his long hair and his eyes indicate hes Woodstock. He seems a little lost in his own world, happy to be strolling around town or walking down to the beach bars to listen to karaoke. At hes drifting through life in a dream state. If you want to see his other side, ask him about his kids. Thats how I found out about the other side of Don. Id met him a few times, mostly when Id taken his photo for the Gabber. As far as photo appeal, Don usually meanders around Gulfport At Geckofest, he stomped around in pirate garb, clutching a teddy bear. I snapped a photo and asked replied. Those guys are I asked him if he brought the bear to school. In an instant, he went from allaround comedian to a totally different person. has a name: Fuzzy Wuzzy. Standing in the street last fall, I didnt know that, but Don told me how his students third graders considered at struggle not only with learning, but fear. Fuzzy Wuzzy helps them not be scared. Fuzzy Wuzzy isnt just any old bear: he was Dons bear when Don was a little boy. sent Dons dad the bear when he was stationed in Frankfurt in the Army. Fuzzy Wuzzy has no hair. Don and Fuzzy Wuzzy teach the kids to read. Right now they 12 students at Gulfport Elementary. Most of Dons students can read, but many cant read well. Others dont perform well in school for other reasons. In general its not an IQ one little girl spending her third year as a third grader. her. He handed her a test to take. She put her hands in her lap and looked up at the ceiling. Later that day, he called her mom. Together they found out the student felt she couldnt take a test if she couldnt whisper read lamp, and let her whisper the test questions to herself. She passed the end-of-yeartests, took the fourth grade tests, and passed those, too. After spending three years in third grade, she skipped fourth grade and went right He teaches other students who cant read. When he talks about them, he gets angry not at the students, but the administration. Who promotes a kid who cant read at all? To the third can get them to read. This year one of his students went from illiteracy to writing stories. Theyre simple, but he can faces challenges. He bought a home in Gulfport when the market was up, and his teaching job barely pays the bills. He supplements his income by bartending annually at the Bay Area doesnt earn a salary, only tips. If I could do that all year, Id probably quit. Im sorry, It isnt just the money that gets to him, he says. Some days he doesnt feel like hes helping. Sometimes in the middle of the year I get really down because theyre not making progress. I get really down and I cant get them but the other demands can get to him, too. Hes not good at paperwork. He says when they ask him what training he needs, he asks for time management. I dont see how teachers He has strong feelings about how the educational system is failing todays kids. Among other issues, he cites fundamental schools as one strategy that penalizes kids whose parents, he says, Dont misunderstand: he his job. He speaks with pride about the kids hes helped and their successes. He brags that one of his students was just selected for an art show in Clearwater. Its clear that despite his issues with the job. the third grade curriculum, but I can teach them the curriculum and they can fail answers. They come in thinking that guessing is the number one them instead how to work home why its important answers. Theyre scared. Thats where Don comes in. Don and, of course, Fuzzy Wuzzy.
62 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 By Tom MargenauGeezers and Floozies Q: Im part of a group of old geezers local coffee place. Social Security is a One of our geezers was married his second wife for 30 years. His years of marriage. If our geezer pal dies, who will get what? Hes mostly Social Security from him or from her second husband. A: Well, the answer depends on a lot of ifs, ands or buts not made clear in your email to me -like peoples ages example of how all this would play out. -Geezer is 68 years old and gets $2,100 per month from Social Security. -Princess, his current wife, is 62 and gets her own Social Security $900 per month. and she gets $1,200 per month in her own Social Security retirement checks. -Wheezer is Floozies second after 20 years of marriage. Lets say per month from Social Security. Now lets say Geezer dies, and well see what happens. Princess has a couple of choices to make. If she wants, she can immediately switch getting her own retirement check, which would be supplemented up to about 82 percent of his full rate, or about $1,722. So shed get $900 on her own account and $822 in widows just her $900 retirement check for now, and then at age 66 get that supplemented up to Geezers full rate. So at age 66, shell get her own for a total of $2,100. And no matter which decision she makes, shed get Floozie is also eligible for widows she was married to him for more than 10 years and because she is currently unmarried. Since she is can be supplemented up to Geezers full rate. So shell continue to get her own $1,200 per month, and shell get $900 from Geezers account to take doesnt take a nickel away from the Floozie isnt due anything on second husband Wheezers Social Security account -at least not while 50 percent rate) on his record, but she cant get that because her own or $1,100. And of course, now that we greatly exceed anything she is due from Wheezer. from Geezer would stop. And her be supplemented with $1,000 from Wheezers record to take her total income up to $2,200. Is the moral of this story to be a Floozie, dump a Geezer, marry a Wheezer, dump him too and hope they both die -and then watch the checks roll in? You tell me! Q: at age 62 later switch to disability and quadruple bypass surgery. A: It depends on how old you are now. As a general rule, if youre Moneywise, a Social Security Social Security payment amount would go up to your full retirement the 75 percent reduced retirement your Social Security at age 62. by roughly one-half of 1 percent for So, for example, if you were only 63 when you had that heart attack disability payment would be about about 6 percent from your disability the 75 percent reduced retirement rate youre currently getting, so it But lets say you had the heart attack reduced retirement checks). That worth the effort to go through all the get bumped up from the 75 percent rate to the 82 percent rate. anything older), there would be
Gabber April 12 April 18, 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. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. CALL SUZIE 727-864-9923Personal Care while Looking Out for Your Well Being. Personal Secretary, Errands/Transportation Provided. Light Housekeeping/Laundry, Meal Preparation, Honest & Dependable. Licensed/ Bonded. 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. Cleaning/Housekeeping NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. 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.WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening. 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 LETS SLAY YOUR MESS-Declutter your Closets, Kitchen, Garage. Tackle your Storage Areas. Solutions to Stay Clutter Free. Guaranteed Results 727-564-8499. We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References. 727-6449339. Leave Message. Computer Service 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. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Accounting Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping
64 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates.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. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 65 GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Energy Calc-s w/Manual J. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance, Zoning, remodel, kitchen & baths.727-269-1677. firstname.lastname@example.orgWALL & 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. 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. 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. I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100.DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes Mare 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & Repairs. 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 Home Improvement Home Improvement Insurance
66 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 GULF TO BAY LAWN & LANDSCAPINGFree Estimates, We Aim to Please. Mulch, Tree Trimming, Clean-ups, Hauling and Lawn Maintenance. Also do Soft/Fascia Gutters and Vinyl Siding. Commercial/Residential. Licensed and Insured. 727-278-9977, 727-278-9818. 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. 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. 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. DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Small Engine Repair PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. Help Wanted 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. PERSONAL ASSISTANT NEEDEDGood Salary. Must be 18+ years old. Interested applicant should contact. BenDaton@live.com 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.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. Lawn/Landscape Moving/Hauling Plumbing EXPERIENCED MAIDS For Private Homes & Condos. Drivers Only w/Clean License. Ex cellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 67 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES-Director. The City of Gulfport is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is interested in joining a highly professional management team. The position is at a Directors level that reports to the City Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to; Administering City nancial affairs, budget preparation and control, and direct supervision of purchasing, utility billing and customer service staff. The selected candidate well need to demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork and customer service. Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related eld, and ve years experience in the supervision of public employees in related programs. Florida government experience and certication as a CPA or CGFO is preferred. Salary range: $67,417 $101,710 annually with excellent benets, including a City contribution of 12% to a 401(a) retirement plan. The City of Gulfport is an equal opportunity employer and proactively encourages workplace diversity. Background/drug screenings will be conducted. Applications will be accepted until close of business on May 4, 2012. Please direct application to Human Resources, City of Gulfport, 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, Fl. 33707 or to email@example.com. E.O.E. Automotive ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 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. $750. 727-525-4073. Furniture/Appliances CHINESE CHINA CABINETBlack lacquer with hand painting 82 wide 727-595-0423. TAN LEATHER COUCH, LOVE SEAT-End Table. $125. White Leather La-z-boy $50. All obo. 727-239-3866. 91 WHITE SOFA-$250. 36 Square Glass and Antique Brass Cocktail Table. $175. Both Excellent Condition. 727-345-9259. SOFA, LOVESEAT-Lighted China Cabinet, Table with 6 chairs and 2 leafs. 2 TVs/Stands, Mahogany 1960s Coffee Table. Come See and Make Offer. 727-384-6801. General LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. RETIRED FISHING GUIDES-Fishing Poles for Sale. See our ad on Craigs list for a complete list and prices. Put Retired Fishing Guides Fishing Poles in the search box and the ad will come up. 727-498-7468. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774. 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. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. 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. Pets/Animals LOVE DOGS? The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546.DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. April 14th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546. Wanted Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicle on 4/30/2012 at 11:00a.m. at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 1994 Saturn VIN# 1G8ZG5597RZ216485. Yard/Garage Sale MOVING SALE-918 59th St. S. Furniture, Appliances, Clothes, Tools, 15yrs of Saving Things. Must Sell, Come Anytime. 727-4607153. 2 HUGE SALES!-815 67th St. S. & (across the St.) Friday & Saturday 9am.-4pm. Something for Everyone. SATURDAY 8AM-5PM.-4507 15th Ave. S. Clothes, Jewelry, Household, Lots of Other Goodies! 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. Help Wanted Furniture/Appliances ESTATE SERVICESLiquidating EstatesFurniture, Antiques, Col lectibles, Coins, Jewelry, Native American. Brokering Services. 15yr. Trusted Gabber Advertiser, John Sutorius 727-244-6816. Wanted
68 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 18 DOLL CLOTHESFlower Pots, VCR Tapes, Books, Other Misc. Items. 6335 21st Ave. N. Saturday, 8-? FLEA MARKET 5501 27TH AVE. S.-(Senior Center) Friday April 13th 10:00am-2:00pm.. MOVING OUT OF STATE-in 2 wks. Everything Goes. Furniture, Tools Everything from A to Z! 6164 Faireld Ave. So 8am.-5pm. Fri., Sat, Sun. ESTATE SALEA bit of everything! 2845 64th St. N. (Tyrone area) Fri. & Sat. Only 7am-? Lost & Found Happy Talk Real Estate for Rent GULFPORT DUPLEX-Large 1BR Overlooking Park. CHA, No Pets, Prefer Non-smoker, $675/Mo. includes WSG. $675 Security. 727322-0191. Lv. msg. 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. 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.TOWN SHORESAnnual Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. S. PASADENA 1BR/1BAClean, All Tile, Nice Neighborhood, Near Publix & Transportation. $625/Mo. First, Last, Security. Call 727-2528656. 2BR/1BA APT.-3140 57th Ave. N. Large fenced yard. Move-in Now. $675/Mo. plus $500/Sec. Includes Water/Trash/Electric. No Section 8 727-641-6038 1806 57TH ST. S.-2BR, Central Air, Water Included. Smoke Free Units. No Pets. $825/Mo. Dan Yingst Realty. 727-321-5258. Yard/Garage Sale Happy Talk Real Estate for Rent $150.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898.
Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 69 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. LES CHATEAUX-2BR, 2 Full Baths, New Windows, Ground oor, New Carpet, Remodeled Baths, Courtyard View. No Dogs. Non-Smoker. Heated Pool. Clubhouse. Laundry Facility. $975/Mo. Unfurnished. Annual Lease. Available June 1, 2012 Call Kathryn Challenger 727-365-6911. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. CLOSE TO GULFPORT 3BR/1.5BA-House. Updated 1920s Bungalow on Large Lot. $850/ Mo. plus Deposit. Now Available 727-5424543. 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. TOWN SHORES NOTTINGHAM-2BR/2BA. 1120sqft, 2nd oor standard unit. Galley Kitchen 16.5x8 Florida room. CH/A, Covered Carport, Furnished. $1000/Mo. No Pets/Smoking 727-345-3221. 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. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch, Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. PERFECT FOR STETSON STUDENT-1/2 mile to Stetson. 1001 Gray St. S. Very Clean 2BR/1BA. Open Floor Plan, Central Air, Large Yard, Screened Porch. $795/Mo. Available 5/1. Credit/Background Check. You Pay all Utilities. No Section 8. No smoking. Call Sandy at 727418-2242. 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. 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. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. 1BR/1.5BA 1200SQFT.Bay Island Point Brittany Condo 55+. Free Deep Water Dock. Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse and More. $1100/Mo. 6Mos. or Yearly. 727-798-8117. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX-Washer/Dryer, Fenced Backyard, Pets Ok. Walking Distance to Art District. $800Mo. +$800 Sec. Dep. 5633 27th Ave. S. Gulfport. 727-871-1482. 909 64TH ST. S.-1120sf, 2BR/1.5BA/1CG, Oak/Tile Floors, Laundry, Completely Revitalized. Fenced Yard, Close to Beach & Art District. $1100/Mo., $1100/Security. Credit/ Criminal Background Checks Required. 727692-9179. BAY ISLAND CONDO-1BR/1.5BA. 1st. oor with Beautiful Waterviews! Furnished/Unfurnished. Pool, Clubhouse. New Carpet. Washer/Dryer. $850/Mo. +$850/Security. Available 5/1 630-732-1052. GULFPORT NEAR MARINA-2 room Eff. Clean, Nicely Furnished. Walk to Shops, Bus, Park. No Pets/Smoking. $550/Mo. +Security ($250.). Includes H/A, TV Cable, Electric. 55+ Single 727-455-7296.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+5750 80th St. N. Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable, Pool, Fitness Center. $650/Mo. +Sec. Small Pet Ok. Furnished, ground oor, back porch, 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. 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 10/31. 727-224-9771. 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 1BR/1BA CONDO PT. PASS-A-GRILLENew Kitchen/Bath, Pool, Petless, Granite Countertops. Gulf Views, Balcony. 3 Month Minimum $2300, Long -Term $1500/Mo. Utilities Included. 321-948-3887. GULFPORT, CLEAN AND-Comfortably Furnished & Fully Equipped, just bring a Suitcase. Walk to Restaurants & Beach. CH/A & W/D. (5030 29th Ave. S. Apt. B). $900/Mo. +Utilities. Available 5/1 Call 727-418-7272. www.gulfport-orida-rentals.com. Accommodations to Share GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT-Share House Privileges. $90/Wk. Working Male or Female Preferred. Free Cable & Internet. 727-3844371. Real Estate Wanted GARAGE RENTAL WANTEDor covered parking for car. 727-360-9861 or 812-3691186 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. SATURDAY 1-4 COOKIES!-1BR/1.5BA Town Shores Windsor #907. Stunning Waterfront Remodel, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appliances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. $118,500. plus 4/Mos. HOA. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727455-3556. Real Estate for Sale 5108 TANGERINE AVE. SO.2BR (3rd could be bedroom/ofce), 2BA. Inside Laundry, 4 Car Carport, Covered Patio Area. $90,000. Please Call 727-864-9923, Leave Message. MOBILE HOME CAUSEWAY-Village 55+. Water and Pool Views. Double Wide 1BR/ BA. New C/HA and Water Heater. Beautifully Landscaped. All Appliances. $10,000 rm. 727-692-1757. ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. 15k-home/ 10kshare. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-7271801. TOWN SHORES 55+ CONDO-For Sale by Owner. Diplomat 1st oor. Disireable, Large 1450Sqft. 2/2 with Master Bedroom on the Bay. Breathe taking Open Waterviews from Most rooms. 3 Walk-in Closets. Private Back Door just Steps from Water. $147,000. 727864-4022TOWN 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. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals Open House
70 Gabber April 12 April 18, 2012 Hampton 314Spectacular W est end unit. 1420 sq. ft. Offering 2brs & 2ba s. The location of this condo is prime and one of To wn Shores finest. Stunning water views surround you from ever y room. Y ou will find pergo flooring & new carpet in bedrooms. Updated large, eat-in kitchen. All new windows. B ose sound system. This unit is totally & tastefully furnished. There are no negatives here, only praise. P erfection at it s best. Location, location, location! Covered parking..................................................................... $195,900Chatham 107815 sq. ft., 1br/1ba, standard, offering freshly painted kitchen, newly installed countertops. Carpeted living room, dining room, & bedroom. May add on patio to make your outdoor living even more enjoyable. P et friendly.......................... $61,900 Rita M. Stutzman RealtorT own Shor es Specialist & Resident727-723-4164 JAMISON 110 2/2, S tandard, freshly painted form head to toe, brand new flooring in ever y room, a nd much more... Direct view literally steps to pool. .......................................$72,900MANCHESTER 508 2/2 Standard, freshly painted throughout, newer windows in Florida room. This 2br is bright, cheer y, immaculate, and move-in read y. Dont miss out on this great opportunity Come and enjoy the beautiful water views. Small cat ok, covered parking .......................................... $101,900CHA THAM 204 Large 1br deluxe, newer appliances, great open kitchen, beautiful matching tile throughout, completely furnished in great taste. P et friendly covered parking ................... $76,900HAMPTON 203 1 br Deluxe, new kitchen & windows great floor plan, covered parking, water views abound! ................... $95,000HAMPTON 114 1450 s.f., 2/2 Many upgrades, jacuzzi in bath waterlicious views, most desirable location $179,900 SOLDJAMISON 515 W est end unit overlooking marina. 2/2 Deluxe, newer kitchen and baths, storm shutters, gorgeous wood flooring and tiles. P anoramic water views, c overed parking. Must see to appreciate! Price Reduced .... $119,900 CONTRACT PENDING MANCHESTER 603 2/2 Deluxe beautifully done with open concept floor plan. Kitchen and bath have been tastefully updated This condo has picturesque water views. Tr uly move in read y. Covered parking. Small cat accepted ....$134,900NEW ON MARKETHampton 107 2/2 Standard, offering newer kitchen, baths & flooring. Step out your back door and enjoy the panoramic water views while sitting on the common area patio with BBQ. Life doesnt get much better than this. Move in read y, covered parking ................................................................... $118,500Manchester 608 2/2 Standard. This unit comes completely and comfortably furnished. The kitchen was recently redone with gorgeous cabinets, countertops and appliances. This condo has been well maintained, c lean as a whistle, move in read y, Small cat accepted, covered parking ............ $120,900Rentals2br/2ba Unit on the water 1st floor w/d in unit ................................................... Annual $1000/mo. 2br/2ba Deluxe unit on the water ........................................................................ Annual $1000/mo.Please Call 727-343-7949Hampton 102 2/2 Deluxe. F rom the time you enter this unit you will be able to enjoy the fabulous water views. The floor plan is ver y open and spacious. Yo u will find tile flooring in the main living area. This condo allows you to step out the back door and enjoy your morning coffee while watching the dolphins play The bonus in this unit is a washer & dr yer This condo is partially furnished, spotless, and ready to go. ......................... $102,900 SOLD Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale
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