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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 04-26-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2255 April 26 May 2, 2012 Council May Warn Clam Bayou Anglers Anglers, kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders in Clam Bayou could soon see a sign warning them about the sediment beneath their feet. In response to requests from Gulfport resident Al Davis, Mayor Mike Yakes asked city council to discuss placing such signs in the city park. At the workshop, council discussed the signs. Freshman Councilmember Dan Liedtke asked asked the city if it created a liability by posting the signs. If youre accurate in your statements, obviously truth is a defense, City Attorney Andy Salzman said. The city based its language and the need for a sign on a 2009 sediment test performed by the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. The signs will tell people the sediments contain contaminants See Clam Bayou, page 12 Dogs OK on Bay Beach But Dont Call it a Dog Park PASS-A-GRILLE Dont call it a dog park, but if you want to let your dog roll in the sand off leash on the bay side of St. Pete Beach, its OK with the city commission. For a number of years people have been taking dogs down there, letting them run, letting them swim. The issue came up whether that was a beach or not, City New resident David Kramer, who rents half of a duplex across the street from the bay beach at the tip of Pass-a-Grille, called the city and complained about dogs on the beach when city ordinances do not allow dogs on the sand. See Dog Beach, page 9Batman Gets Hooked on Fishing in Pass-a-Grille J.J. Jackson or Batman? Its hard to tell at the St. Pete Beach Recreation Departments annual Hooked on Fishing shing derby on Merry Pier this past Saturday. For $5, kids had a chance to win shing gear and other prizes; the entry fee included refreshments and the rst round of bait. Five-year-old J.J. and his threeyear-old cousin, Seren Gailmard, tried their luck under the watchful eye of Serens mother, Kalie. Domestic Partnership Registry GULFPORTCouncil will vote in May on whether or not to create a domestic partnership registry. The registry will allow registered domestic partners the following rights inside Gulfport city limits: The registry would also make it possible for city employees in a domestic partnership to receive health See Domestic Partners, page 3

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 3 Domestic Partners, from front page partners as couples who: each others immediate family expenses domestic partnership that would legally prevent them from marrying into a legally binding contract partnership registry. The city will address privacy issues. Its been in the Gabber... The one concern that everybody did have was in regards to privacy, Councilwoman Barbara Banno said. She asked that the city adopt language similar to the Key West Domestic Partnership Registry, whereby the city clerk will release only the name and city of those on the registry, similar as the county does with marriage licenses. The council will vote on the issue in a May.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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4 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Excerpts heard at the April 19, 2012Gulfport Council WorkshopPublic Comment & Council QuotesAbout the Proposed Domestic Partnership Registry... cannot be married. I am married, to my wife, and if I were to sign Jan Lowe, about the portion of the domestic partner registry that stipulates the partners must indicate that they are not married. Denise WimmerLowe Doug Hudson, about the recent Hard Candy column Paragraph 175

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 5 Picnic in Duryea Park The South Pasadena Civic Association will be holding their annual Picnic in Duryea Park Barbecue on Wednesday, May 9th at 5 p.m. with entertainment. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Call Agnes at 347-5292 for tickets. ATTENTION GULFPORT TEENS Are you 13-19 years of age? Are you interested in becoming a part of changing the way people view teens? The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members involvement includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommendations; budgetary considerations for Citys parks and recreation programs; and provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participat ing in community services projects and by representing the best of the Citys youth. Get involved today! There is one vacant regular position available and three vacant alternate member positions available. Applicants must be Gulfport residents or be involved in a City of Gulfport program established for teenagers (i.e. Police Explorers). Applications may be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. Posi4th Friday on Corey Avenue This will be the bomb of all food truck events in the Tampa Bay Area. Corey Avenue hosts a th Friday Food Truck Festival every 4th Friday of each month. Summer hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m. So, April 27th, bring a chair and come on out to downtown St. Pete Beach to taste the best of the best! Lineup of food trucks: Americanwiener, Jimmy Meatballs, 3 Suns Organic Bistro, Keepn It Reel, Two Asians & A Grill, Lettuce Eat Healthy, Maggie on The Move, Whatever Pops, Gone Bananas, Dochos Concessions and a BBQ Smoke-Out with the enfamous Mr I Got Em BBQ, Old City Grille and Just Smokin BBQ. You will probably never see these trucks in one place again. Live music by Joel & Dakota Band, a father/son duo from Tarpon Springs. Also, Lucky Brand & True Religion Fashion Show throughout the evening sponsored by Florida Jean Company. Free admission and parking. Food Truck prices apply. Corey merchants will be open during festival hours. Call 727-498-8778 for more details.

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6 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Last Chance to Catch Breaking Legs The Gulfport Community Players will present the last weekend of the Italian comedy entitled Breaking Legs at the Hickman Theater tonight, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. professor seeks funding for his new play from the family of a former student. The family turns out to be into a madcap comedy with murder and menace served up with plenty of pasta and laughter! Tickets are $15 each and are available at Eileens Resale Boutique, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Beach Bazaar, at the door, or by calling the Players at 727-322-0316 for reservations. Honor Older Americans Month The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center to celebrate Older Americans Month in May. This years theme is Never Too Old to Play. In honor of Older Americans Month the Chamber is seeking businesses to provide special discounts during the week of May 21-25 for seniors 50 and over. If your business wishes to be included in this list you must respond to the Chamber no later than Friday, April 27th. Call 344-3711.

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8 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Local Girl Needs Your Vote Alanya Bigby is a 12 year old who was born in St. Pete and raised in Gulfport. Alanya is a student at Azalea Middle and attends music lessons at Noisemakers. Her passion for music really took off when her late grandfather bought her a guitar and started working with her on a key board. She writes her own songs. She has entered a contest via webcam last October called Step Up to the Microphone and out of 2200 contestants is in the a $25,000 cash prize, a recording contract and an educational scholarship. You can help the hometown girl by visiting www. stepuptothemicrophonefinalists. com, going to their facebook page and "LIKE" it. She needs people to talk about her on their page and "LIKE" it. The judges will be "noticing" how much attention she brings to herself on the Step up to the Microphone facebook fan page. make their decision on May 18th.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 9 Cinderella for a DayArda Unjran, 99 years young, met Arlene Wilbur at the Gulfport Senior Chat room late last year. After several meetings, they became very close and started dating. For Arlene's 94th birthday earlier this month, Arlene's daughter set up a very special surprise Cinderella birthday party. Her daughter brought a replica of the Cinderella dress from the Disney movie including the glass slippers, mice and pumpkin. The evening ended with a Cinderella carriage ride in St. Petersburg. Dog Beach, from front page The citys solution? Put up signs reminding people they couldnt bring their pups to the beach. Then the calls started coming in. People who regularly brought their dogs to the small stretch of bay beach south of Merry Pier saw the signs and called the city and their elected The citys solution to that? Take in April, the commission agreed to remove the signs and allow the tacit dog beach to continue. At Tuesday nights meeting, commission was faced with changing the ordinance to comply with their decision earlier in the month. Only Kramer had public comment to offer. He read well past his allotted three minutes, citing the hazards of going barefoot on a beach that allowed dogs, telling the city they needed to post signs warning people about those dangers, and suggesting that the city would need to pay to disinfect the beach if it allowed dogs. creating a dog beach, he said. It is dangerous for children to bring a After he returned to his seat, Commissioner Jim Parent addressed some of Kramers comments. Sir, all these things apply to dogs in general, Commissioner Parent said. I personally dont believe that were going to reduce the poundage of poop that dogs put out overall. Have you thought about that? Have we ever had complaints about Shavlan asked. Commissioner Bev Garnett, who talked to Public Works Director Steve Hallock said no; the mayor said he talked to local residents who did not express concerns. Despite Kramers complaint and plea, the commission voted unanimously to change the wording of the city ordinance to keep dogs off Gulf beaches only. The commission stressed that they did not intend to create a dog park. The ordinance change only allows meeting in May the commission will vote a second time on the change to the ordinance.

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12 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Letters Martin Shooting Dear Editor: Just my opinion of the Martin case. I formed this opinion after reading Bill Northrop's latest column "Making a Mess of the Martin Shooting" (April 19, 2012 edition). Bill is right, lots of mistakes have been made. With lots more to follow. People of all races have expressed their opinions, some for Martin some for Zimmerman. Sad thing is, nobody is going to be happy, especially when the reason for the outcome sinks in. First mistake, waiting so long for take, the state was making sure they would not be liable in any way. Second on the hit parade, a second degree murder charge, I think that's a stretch. I'll bet the state does too, but any hint of "just" manslaughter would bring a lot of heat from the public. Bottom line, go to trial with what they have, then the judge can instruct the jury that manslaughter can be considered. The jury does just that, manslaughter, the state blames the sentence on the judge and jury. "It's not our fault" say the prosecutors and their jobs are safe till the next election. Has justice been served? I don't think the prosecutors really care at this point, let's ask the Martin family what they think. Just saying. Stan Kreuter Clam Bayou, from front pageand that the extended consumption Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said she wanted the signs to go into more detail. Councilwoman Barbara Banno sign. It only addresses mollusks it the report, Councilman Sam Henderson said. Bay, outside the bayou? Councilman Liedtke asked earlier in the meeting. At a future city council meeting, council will entertain a resolution to approve posting signs in the bayou advising people of the presence of contaminants in the sediment. Help Send ALA Girls to State Program The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #305 at 6999 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach is asking for your support to send their high school girls to a state conference in Tallahassee. Join them at their Post on Sunday, April 29th at 1 p.m. for games of Steak-O. Steak-O is similar to bingo except that you win So have some fun and help to send their girls to Tallahassee for a week they will never forget.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 13 Funday at Boca Ciega Yacht Club Its almost time again for the Annual Spring Funday at Boca Ciega Yacht Club on South Tifton Drive to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. As always, there will be free hot dogs of prizes, face painting for the kids, rides for all. Its all free! BCYC Funday is always a gala event to introduce the club and its activities to the community. Last year, over 600 neighbors attended, 300 sailboat rides were enjoyed, and 800 hot dogs were consumed. There will be more of everything this year. In case of inclement weather, BCYC Funday will be held on Sunday, April 29. Mark your calendars, set aside the day, and bring you entire family to enjoy fun in the sun and on the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega Bay. BCYC is just south of the Gulfport Marina with plenty of parking on the grounds. Out of courtesy, please leave your beloved pets at home.Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for all levels at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be available. Classes are $10 each and start on Monday, April 30th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m.

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14 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 South Pasadena Arbor Day Celebration The South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden Park at 7015 Sunset Drive S. The City will receive its 23rd consecutive Tree Awards will be presented to the winners and runner-ups in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School band and chorus will perform. This years tree will be planted in memory of former Commissioner Lou Ippolito. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in the Hibiscus Hall Room at the South Pasadena City Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena. Free Oral Cancer and PSA Screening The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, 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 parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport. People will register for the screening at the day of the event. David Hastings, a cancer survivor and Senior Patient Advocate of the Oral Cancer Foundation, continues to volunteer organizing this event and has also added a simple prostate (PSA) blood test. The key to reducing the death rate of oral cancer is earlier detection, and the key to that is for all adults to receive opportunistic oral cancer examinations at least once a year. is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood. If you feel you are a candidate, dont miss this free opportunity. It might just save your life. To learn more about oral cancer go to www.oralcancer.org on the web. For event information, call 727322-5669. Free Caregiver Health Fair TodayST. PETERSBURGAre you a caregiver looking for information to care for an older loved one? You are not alone, there is help. Gather a wealth of information at the Free Caregiver Health Fair at St. Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Avenue N. on Thursday, April 26, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Call 893-7102.

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16 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshops The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf Boulevard at 106th Avenue). A 30-minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, April 27th and Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. This interactive presentation covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as statistics and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. All attendees will law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. Reservations are required. Call 813974-9215. National Rebuild Day Needs You Join your neighbors on Saturday, April 28 to help make repairs to a local residents home. The project is being done as a part of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) in conjunction with National Rebuild Day. National Rebuilding Day is the annual signature event of Rebuilding Together, the leading national affordable home ownership by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. In the spirit of old-fashioned barn raising, volunteers will make varying repairs to the homes according to the condition of each structure. So49 and the Gulfport Teen Council chose the home of Dorothy Everett at 5213 13th Avenue S. Ms. Everett is the widow of an Army veteran. She has been a resident of Gulfport since 1985 and has raised over 12 children. She has been employed at the same place for over 28 years working with a program that serves low-income children. Gulfport volunteers will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Zoomers Auto Body Shop at 4919 Tangerine Avenue S. There they will sign in, get breakfast and to bring their own gloves and hand tools for yard work. They are still looking for volunteers! Call Jeri Reed at 727-327-3509.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 17 Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon starting on $40 or $10 per individual class. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727251-0424. Memorial Installation for Fisherman Lost at SeaMADEIRA BEACHThe Outdoor Arts Foundation announced that on Sunday, April 29th, the longanticipated Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial will be installed and dedicated to the hundreds of have lost their lives over the years. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. and festivities will include music by SunzaBeaches, speeches by survivors, loved ones, leaders in by Church By the Sea. The unveiling at sunset will take place in front of the Bell Tower and main entrance to the Johns Pass Boardwalk. The Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial has been a joint effort Boardwalk Merchants Association, the Outdoor Arts Foundation and artist Robert Bruce Epstein. According to Mark Hubbard of Hubbards Marina, Many lives are lost every year with no memory for future generations to see and appreciate the ultimate price paid by these brave individuals. Our own deserve proper representation. Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea with all donations being taxdeductible through the Outdoor Arts Foundation. Donations can be mailed to and payable to the Outdoor Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 323 Safety Harbor, Fl, 33759, Attention: Florida Fisherman Lost at Sea. For more information please visit http:// www.floridafishermenlostatsea. com/.

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18 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The end-of-the-year luncheon and May 10th at O'Maddys, 5405 Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport. You can also bring any ideas or suggestions you may have for next year's programs for the new program chairman, Ralph Shy. at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Meal selection is on your own from the menu so there is no need to pay ahead of time. However, the restaurant would like to know how many people to expect so please call Joyce McMahon at 321-9029 or Barbara Dye at 381-3461 before May 7th if you plan to attend. If you do not call, they will assume that you are not coming. Even though the club does not meet during the summer, you can still become a member any time between now and October. If you would like to join, send a $5 check (made out to the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Elsie Crimaldi, 2850 59th Street S. Gulfport, 33707 or call her at 3476831. The club is always looking for new members. If you have not renewed your membership yet, the $5 fee needs to be received by June in order for your name to be in the yearbook. Please send a check to Elsie Crimaldi or pay at the May 10th luncheon.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 19 The Gabs them over. Heres what they told us.Gulfport Detective Hanh Pham: Just be honest. Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary Trooper Louis Dees: Keep your hands where we can see them. McLaughlin: No sudden moves! Pull over into a safe area and keep your hands on the steering wheel. If its nighttime, put your dome light on. If you have a weapon in the car, Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary Trooper Scott Scheuerman: Relax. Troopers arent really that bad. 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!

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20 Gabber April 26 May 2, 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 (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). 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.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 21 Worship They Dont Count Birthdays! They just celebrate all of their birthdays, together, at this luncheon Birthday Party each year! The women of First United Methodist ChurchGulfport, located on the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd Street, invite you to join them for this tasty and fun event at 12 noon on May 8th. Cost is just $5. They must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, then call Barb Purtee at 343-2227 by May 1st to make your reservations. To add to the fun, you can wear a beautiful or funny hat if you would like!

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22 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Last Show of the Season The Art Guild will have its last show of the season in May. Paintings will be accepted from members on May 3rd between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. If you are not a member, you can become one at that time. On May 12th at 12 noon there will be a potluck luncheon. Their $1500 scholarship will be awarded to some young student of art. The seven winners of the show will be awarded. They welcome all artists to come to their meetings. Their next art season begins on August 30th. For more information go to www.treasureislandartguild. org or call Fred at 360-8390.

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24 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Spring for the Arts Spring for the Arts a celebratory Clay Cultural Arts Center, will be held April 28 from 7-10 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Pier. This cocktail gala will showcase Retrospect, an exhibit of more than 150 paintings by Creative unique pieces of art by Folkfest St. Pete artists and local artists, and portrait drawings and painting demonstrations by Creative Clay member artists. The gala also will feature live music by the Whitney James Quintet, professional swing dancing, complimentary swing dance lessons, celebrity emcee Danielle McBroom of 97X, food tastings from local premiere restaurants, a cash bar, and a silent auction of prizes valued at more than $19,000. Auction items include vacation and dining packages, spa services, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric biking, electric boating, and segway touring, and much more. To preview auction items, visit http://www.creativeclay.org/shop. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. All ticket holders present at the event will be eligible to win an original painting by a Creative Clay member artist. For more ticket purchase or sponsorship information, please call 727825-0515 or go to www.creativeclay. org/event/spring-for-the-arts. Free Swim Lessons for Kids ST. PETE BEACH, FL: The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches together with the City of St. Pete Beach is proud to offer the Every Child a Swimmer Water Safety and Survival Program at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This free program is for non-swimmers in Kindergarten through 5th grades and aims to make sure every participant learns the basic swimming techniques to ensure their safety and to help them enjoy a lifetime of fun. The program runs from May 7th to May 24th with classes held Monday through Thursday of each week and those selected will have a choice of a 5 p.m. or 5:45 p.m. class time. Registration is limited and those interested can St. Pete Beach Pool from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3rd. A parent or guardian must be present to complete paperwork. For more information, call 363-9264.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 25 SoStudios Early Bird Flying Soon Tickets for So49s second annual SoStudio Tour on Saturday, May 12, from 3-8 p.m. are $10 at the door. Until April 28, early-bird tickets are only $5. They can be purchased online at www.so49.org using Paypal, or reservations can be made without pre-payment at bien50@gmail.com or by calling 727-347-4786. Pick up your wrist band and Tour Guide at The Longhouse (2309 49th Street S.), the Neighborhood Center (1617 49th Street S.), or the Gulfport Arts Center (2627 54th Street S., hosted by City of Imagination). Follow the map to 19 studios, or jump on the Gulfport Trolley to enjoy great art, conversation, food, drink and inspiration. Yard Sale at Sophies Attic Saturday is yard sale day at Sophies with lots of cheap bargains. They will be open regular hours of 9-12 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday weather permitting. All donations may be dropped off at at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Sophies Attic is a community outreach program of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport.

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26 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The sun in Taurus forms a harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting that favorable transformations and fateful encounters will occur between now and May 2. The Leo moon gets the party started by injecting a concoction of creativity, boldness and playful showmanship into the atmosphere of the early week. Tuesday brings the height of the season: Maypoles, ARIES (March 21-April 19). When deciding whether or not to trust someone, you can give your trust upfront and then withdraw it if the person proves untrustworthy, or you can withhold your trust until you people are basically good. Also, it makes life more exciting. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your deterrent to anyone who might have tried to manipulate you. Youll do as you choose, and not what others want you to do. However, on Thursday, you will be willing to take on the extra work that seems necessary. And this let others have their way. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In deciding which events to give your time to, the strongest consideration will be the other people involved. If you like an activity but dont get along with the other participants, then dont do it. Time is your most valuable commodity, and you should spend it with those you enjoy. CANCER (June 22-July 22). People tend to lean on you lately, which makes you less likely to go out of your way to spend time with them. However, its important that you endeavor to keep up relations social -like preventing depression and stress -will far outweigh the inconvenience. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Anyone who has suffered from arthritis and beat the pain can tell you that even though it sounds counterintuitive, keeping the affected parts moving will keep you pain-free. This analogy will help you in another area of your life. Youll move through an uncomfortable situation and be healthier because of it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You dont have to change your life all at once in order to change it completely. For instance, if you want to become a regular exerciser, incorporate 10 to 15 minutes into your daily routine, and increase the amount of time as could be a different person because of just this one habit. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What happens to you this week will be determined largely by your attitude and the reaction that brings out in other people. Instead of trying hard to speak to impress, youll skip ahead to the easiest way to bring out the good in others -which is to relax and smile. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Thoughts are not produced in your mind all at once, nor are they added in a linear fashion. They form in a dialogue with your environment over time. Thats why its so important for you, one that includes plenty of positive and intelligent feedback. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youll be sensitive to perceptions based on gender. Youll notice, for instance, the way an impatient man is considered a go-getter and an impatient woman is considered pushy. Youll try to observe the real truth of matters and be fair to everyone, regardless of their gender. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because youve been given so much new information to learn and assimilate into your daily habits, you may lack the certainty you once had about a person or situation. Youll get it back, though, little by little as the week progresses. Start by making statements instead of asking questions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). happiest, and youll do that. This is no small task, and its amazing how few people are able to do it. You know yourself well, which is half the battle. Also, you realize that this week the onus is on you to make yourself happy, and the world will be a better place when you do this. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mind is a bit like a cluttered closet, distracting you from the truly useful and important contents. When you mentally quiet down, perhaps through meditation or exercise, youll have the laser focus needed to progress to where you want to be. This Week's Birthdays: Allowing yourself to think in impossible terms will set your imagination on annoyances over the next six weeks and start thinking clearly and creatively. Youll set new goals and attract the kind of people who can most help you with them. Wrap up brings romance and enchantment. away, but Septembers progress is heartening. November brings your ticket into an exclusive world. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Chicago Rich Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 27 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Gulfport Slip Rent Q: Does the city harbormaster set slip rent? How is it determined? A: Harbormaster Denis Frain conducts a rate study, which means the market will bear. Based on that information, he meets with the city manager and together they make a recommendation to the city council. Hot Date Night at the IAC Hot Date Night on Friday, April of Peepmania at the Industrial Arts Center. This special event is open to any two people who want to create a glass masterpiece together ... mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, husbands and wives, life partners, grandparents and grandkids. Reservations are suggested due to the high demand. Make a sweet little glass peep or anything else on the IACs 8-course glass blowing menu. Choose your own color and work with one of our experienced glass blowers. For reservations or information, call 727-289-9365. The IAC is located at 2902A Beach Boulevard S. in the Bark in the Park Expo on Saturday Plan to attend Bark in the Park Pet Adoption & Expo this Saturday, April 28 at Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th Street N. in Pinellas Park. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features rescue groups, K-9 demos, crafts, food and more. Save Our Strays will be on hand with pet-related t-shirts, pillows and pet blankets. Check out photos of kitties for adoption, plus rewarding opportunities to volunteer and foster a cat or kittens. Save Our Strays is more information call 727-481-5262 or go to saveourstraysinc.com.

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28 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 African Midwife Visits St. Pete Sierra Leone has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in the world. Nurse Midwife Mary Karoma has delivered over 3000 babies there and never lost a single mom or baby. As Director of the All African Peoples Development & Empowerment Project in that West African country, Nurse Mary is training midwives and has established a birth clinic along with 4 community vegetable farms and a vocational institute. See and hear her inspirational story. She will speak at 1100 First Avenue N., Davidson Fine Art (green building on the corner, parking available) on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 727683-9949.Winners of Beautication Awards Committee selected the following be presented at the South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 27 in Galatea Garden Park at 6 p.m. Single Family: Robert and Barbara S.; Single Family Runner Up: Dan Calabria, 7068 South Shore Drive; Multi-Dwelling: Pasadena Cove, 1808 Pasadena Avenue S.; MultiDwelling Runner Up: Waters Pointe Apartments, 1885 Shore Drive S.; Commercial: Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Avenue S.; Commercial Runner Up: Orange Groves, Inc. and Winery, 1500 Pasadena Avenue S. Community Band to Perform Final Concert Come join the South Pasadena Community Band on May 10th for your friends and your lawn chairs to the beautiful Galatea Garden. Galatea Garden is on Sunset Drive South, west of Pasadena Avenue. Just sit under the stars and enjoy the concert. You can tap your foot to excerpts from the musical Carousel and the New Ragtime Follies as well as the Light Calvary overture and the Chicago Tribune march as well as other favorites.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 29 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Budget Input Q: How can residents make suggestions about the budget? Does the A: St. Pete Beach has a Finance and Budget Review Committee that will meet between two and three times in July. These meetings, open to the public, allow people to speak and give their ideas. Typically, City in August. Finally, the commission will hold two budget adoption meetings about the budget. Watch the Gabber for more information about the upcoming budget meetings. Green Thumb Festival this Weekend ST. PETERSBURGThe Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburgs annual Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration, returns for its 26th year to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue N. on April 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free family festival features horticultural and environmental exhibits, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle, and improve the environment. Mayor Foster will be on hand to receive the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb Annual Awards along with special recognition for festival organizers, vendors and participants on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. on the main stage. Highlights also include 1,500 trees for sale for $3, free pine seedlings, a Plant Silent Auction, Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Grow and Share programs, Ask An Arborist, and a Childrens Plant Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Walter Fuller Recreation Center. Awards Presentation at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Kids crafts, food court and entertainment for the whole family round out this popular weekend 893-7441. Collecting Yard Sale Items Boca Ciega Center, LLC, is collecting yard sale items for their upcoming May-Faire Family Fun Festival to be held Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items may be dropped off at the center on Friday, May 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boca Ciega Center is located on 1414 59th Street S. in Gulfport. If you have questions, please contact Ruth Gruhn, Activity Director, at 727-344-4608.

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30 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comArt Afternoons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-5 pm. Classes for children ages 8 13, in which they will draw, paint, sculpt, and more during different sessions. FMI, call 893-1074 and ask for Sheri. Citizenship Classes: Mondays, starting May 7, 5:00 7:00 pm. FMI, contact Adriana Santos, 727-222-8883 or 727-4426881, email asantos@umcm.info. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, May 12, starting at 10:30 am, The Muppopcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074.Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, May 17, 10:00 am. Discussion of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Stop by after school to challenge your opponents!Open Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$8 non-resident Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10:30 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$8 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012 SUMMER PROGRAMResident Registration begins Tuesday, May 1s from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2012 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 21st from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport. us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also ofguest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$8 non-res. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 6:30 p.m. Call Marisha at 727-871-1251 p.m. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 2227. 7:30. Call 482-2152 for more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Call Diane at 459-1399. 557-4258 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 430-0690. Intermediate Thurs., 6:30-8:45 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Tamara at 512-2763. at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"BREAKING LEGS" April 26-29Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Series on Hearing Healthcare: Thurs. Apr. 26 at 1pm: Better Hearing Means Better Living Taking Charge of your Hearing Healthcare by Rachele M. Orsini. Variety Show: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center wants to celebrate YOU! Wed. May 23 at 1:30pm in the Senior Center Dining Hall. Includes great entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity drawing. Our Gulfport Community will also celebrate Older Americans Month from May 21 through May 25. Watch for details in the Gulfport Gabber. Boca Ciega Community Yard Sale: Be sure to visit the big yard sale at the Boca Ciega Center at 1414 59th Street South on Saturday, May 12, 9am to 4pm. Includes Arts Center Foundation, Holy Name Church and Boca Ciega Center. Flea market items are also needed. Please contact Ruth at 344-4608 for more information. Volunteer Drivers Needed: The Senior Center is looking for volunteer drivers to transport GEMS clients for medical appointments. Excellent driving record, background check and a physical will be required. A city vehicle will be provided. Call for more info. Senior Trips: Many day trips are available such as Hard Rock Casino on May 16 or May 27($20); The Homosassa Springs boat tour, lunch included on May 1 ($49); Red Barn Flea Market including lunch on May 5,($45); Ybor City Tour including lunch at Gaspars Grotto on May 22 ($45). Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on 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 Beverage only $3.00. Call 893-2259 to place your order. Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 for fee and registration info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MELLOTONE'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., April 29, 6-10pm, $7 USA Ballroom Dance Mon., April 30, 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members 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

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32 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 FO R KIDS!

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34 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Summer Camp DetailsAll Star Baseball Camp, All Star Indoor Training Complex, 3199 46th Ave. North, St. Pete 33714, 727-5283186. www.AllStarIndoorTraining.com Six week-long camps will be held during the months of June to August. Camp Dates for 2012 are as follows: June 11-15, June25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, July 30 Aug and Aug 1317.Artzy Kids Series at The Suntan Arts Center at the Don Vista Building, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706 Phone: 727-367-3818 5 one week sessions beginning June 18, 8:30am-12:30pm. For children going into K-4. Covering various media and art Agents in Action, Gulf Coast Christian Schools, 6355 38th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Phone 727-345-3448 www.gccskids.or g For children entering 1st through 6th grades, this 9 week adventure gives children the thrill of exploring Gods beautiful world. Children develop an understanding of how to care for the planet as we explore plants, insects, weather and more. Tuition includes all activities, including garden Preschool program also available all summer for 2 5 year olds.Camp Kadima, Jewish Community Center Suncoast, 5023 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-3216100. www.JCCSuncoast.org Camp Kadima Open House: Sunday, June 10, 2012. 1st Four Week Session: June 11 July 6, 2012. 2nd Four Week Session: July 9 August 3, 2012. 21, 2012. Closed for Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Shake It For Shara, Dance-A-Thon: Thursday, July 5, 2012. NJY Resident Camp: July 23 30, 2012.Sunrise Performing Arts Academy, 4326 6th St. S., St. Pete 33705. 727-647-3615. www.SunrisePerformingArts. com Summer Camp Programs starting soon. Sunrise Performing celebration of LIFE! Offering a variety of classes to meet the needs of people in our community, no matter what their age, skill level, or performance desires may be.Saddle Up Riding Club, 6080 94th Ave., Pinellas Park, 727-520-3132. www.SaddleUpRidingClub.org June 11th: Regular Camp. June 18th: Camp for Children with Special Needs Only 9 1 Daily. June 25th: Regular Camp. July 9th: Inclusive Camp for able and disabled riders. July 23rd: Show and Drill Team Camp, Riders ages 10 and up only All Day Horse Show on Saturday July 28th. July 30th: Regular Camp. August 6th: Trail Camp Riders must be experienced Ages 12 and above only. August 13th: Regular Camp. Camp includes, riding time, camp t-shirt, crafts, snacks, pizza picnic, and trail time on Friday each week. St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Summer Camps & Passport to Summer Fun, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, (727)363-9245. www.spbrec.com June 18th June 22nd 8:30-11:30am Fishing 1-4pm. Photography June 25th June 29th 8:30am-12:30pm. Water Paddling Week 1-4pm. Little Chefs July 9th July 13th 1-4pm. Foil Fencing July 16th July 20th 1-4pm. Cake Decorating July 23rd July 27th 9a-11am. Fashion Star 1-4pm. Journalism July 30th August 3rd 9am-12pm. Construction 1pm-4pm All American Dolls. The St. Pete Beach Community Center also offers three full summer programs T.W.E.E.N.S. for those completing 6th 8th grades.College for Kids Summer Camp, St. Pete College, Available at locations throughout Pinellas County, 727341-3000. Log Onto www.spcollege.edu/C4K Kids K-5 the fun abounds with art, music, rocketry, cooking, science, language and other creative programs. Multiple locations listed online. Middle School Programs include economics and business as well as pre-law and the court system. Lon on to the website for more information. Specialty Camps include science, art and math, musical theater and rocketry programs.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 35 Excerpts heard at the April 24, 2012St. Pete Beach Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Deborah Schechner, about the Republican National Convention. She also told the commission that she believed the city should get more of the bed tax dollars in proportion with the crowds that come to St. Pete Beach during spring break. City set. here to manage this operation. The fact of the matter is, based off those numbers that were given Mayor Steve McFarlin Commissioner Bev Garnett, about cutting the budget and why she didnt believe much remained to cut Dan OConnor, about the most recent take from city parking meters. About whether to continue discussing looking into costs for eliminating the city police and contracting with the asked to discuss the possibility and spoke stridently against outsourcing. The commission ultimately decided to allow the city manager to continue to get pricing stated, they wouldnt have their head in the sand. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about outsourcing. The Mayor said he did not favor outsourcing the entire police department at this time. message was the one I wanted to send was [] that Commissioner Jim Parent, who mentioned looking at the police department at the last meeting. I met with the Sheriff today, based upon that care one way or another [if the PCSO provides City The negotiation over pensions are not going to City Manager Mike the surrounding negotiations. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about getting a price on Sheriff services as an alternative to city police. Commissioner Lorraine Huhn Mayor Steve McFarlin continue inquiring about the cost of using the Commissioner Jim Parent department, honey, you can bet your phones are Commissioner Bev Garnett Chief Dave Romine, after the discussion ended. vehicles.

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36 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Teens Battle Invasive Species at Fort De Soto The Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee will join the battle against invasive plant species by digging into a community service project at Fort De Soto Park on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are invited to join the high school members of the Youth Advisory Committee as they remove invasive plants from the park, a task that is vitally important to keep the area vibrant, healthy and ecologically friendly for native vegetation and wildlife. Participating students will earn community service hours while contributing to the maintenance of the largest park in the Pinellas County parks system. Work clothes, gloves and a bagged lunch are recommended for this community service project. To register, go to www.eventbrite. com/event/3335694151 or call 727582-2656. The members of the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee are high school students who provide input and assistance to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Membership is open to high school students who reside in Pinellas County. For information, visit www. pinellascounty.org/yac. Scotsman Fitness is coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present a new class at the Gulfport Recreation Center, located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Ally Morrell and his wife Rachel will be starting a Braveheart Bootcamp and Zumba class. Ally, who recently moved to the US from Scotland, said We are so excited to be starting at such a beautiful location. Our sessions have been hugely successful thus far and we feel we have a very Our Sessions are effective and just as important, fun! Braveheart Bootcamp is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba will begin April 26th so please book early to ensure your place in class. Call 727-748-6612.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 37 Sanctuar y CommunityAc upunctur eSanctuar y CommunityAc upunctur e 5111 Central A ve. St. P ete., FL. 33710 5111 Central A ve. St. P ete., FL. 33710$20 to $40T reatments effective for headache, back pain, IBS, stopping smoking, weight loss, anxiety Dan Fitzsimmons A.P .www .Sanctuar yAcupuncture.comwww .Sanctuar yAcupuncture.comper treatmentSeniors On Fixed Income? $20.00 T reatment 727-422-6945 Hurricane Related Vendors Needed There are just a few more openings for hurricane related vendors for the 2012 City of Gulfport Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 24. The spots are free (one per vendor) and located at the Theater Lobby. A table will be provided, but you must supply your own linens. this conference are All Florida Carrollwood Window & Door, Inc., CAT 5 Archive, City of Gulfport Community Development, City of Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport CERT TEAM, Gulfport Patch, Home Depot, Hurricane Windows and Doors, Lowes, Red Cross and WhitCo Insurance Agency. This informative seminar is open to the public. For vendor set up time for this event, please email gbiron@ mygulfport.us or call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations ST. PETERSBURGDo you know a senior citizen who deserves recognition for the services provided Aging is seeking nominations for inductions into the prestigious 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame honoring volunteers over the age of 65. Nominees must be a resident of Pinellas County and have dedicated or community of St. Petersburg. Previous inductees include organizations such as the Florida Orchestra, museums, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, military groups, police, and more. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster will emcee the awards ceremony at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street North on Wednesday, May 23 at and prizes for the inductees will be awarded. Please call 727-893-7101 for an application or visit the website www. stpeteparksrec.org/sunshine-seniorcenter.html for an on-line application. Deadline for applications is May 4.

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38 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com It's the Economy StupidI'm sick of both political parties sparring in congress about temporary tax breaks for this person, that business, or trying to score political points for a political cause, this or that new political program. Hey, if you haven't noticed we're broke. We don't have the money to pass around. It IS about the economy, stupid. It's NOT about temporary tax cuts for workers and small businesses, taxing the rich and well-to-do, new regulations, new government programs, relieving personal debt, spreading the wealth around, government stimulus, or perceived fairness, or tinkering around the edges. Get the economy going and there will be money for all sorts of causes like helping the poor, education, building the infrastructure, the military, or even war if need be. And, it's not as if we've not been spending enough government money. Spending more government money is a major problem. Tackle the big things. Control government spending. Doing nothing always means growth of spending. It's built into the structure more every year. If you can't control or tame that, more taxes will mean more spending. The net effect will be zero, except that in this case, zero means minus a trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000) a year and a cumulative $16 trillion in debt by the end of this year. We shouldn't be adding to those numbers. Government is out of control. I just got back from a weekend in the Washington, D.C. area. The economy at the seat of world power is booming and has been booming. Unemployment is minuscule; real estate is booming; rental costs are astronomical. Highways are clogged, we're feeding the monster. Obama appointed a committee a few years back and they came up with a plan called the Simpson-Bowles plan for cuts and taxes. Obama and the democrats ignored it. Republicans didn't like the tax part and at least came up with their own plan of cuts and eliminating tax exemptions the Ryan plan. Democrats have demonized it. Now one lone democrat, reintroduced the Simpson-Bowles plan. It will probably be ignored. The last raise the debt limit debate resulted in a push the issue down the road compromise that has draconian cuts that neither party favors. Deadline for addressing those is the end of this year when we will also have to raise the debt ceiling again. It's the same time the ten year Bush tax cuts go away, temporary payroll taxes cease, and new ObamaCare taxes go into effect. It's the perfect economic storm. tax code not a likely event for this year. At least stabilize what we got, don't add new things to it, or politicize it more than it has been already. Curtail spending. Encourage investment. Quit demonizing it. We need dividends and capital gains for every group from individual savers, business investors, pension development. We're on the verge of being the Middle East of energy. government can get into every economic activity, work on trying to get them out of it. There's plenty of money sitting on the sidelines whether accumulated by private businesses or thrown out there by government and the Federal Reserve. It's ready to be used. Just get the politicians out of the way. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 39 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo 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 Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm John Ellis 6:30-9:30pm Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm.

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40 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 By Cathy Salustri Saturdays third beach tobacco ban protest gave protestors a lesson in patience. Some in the group said the state of Florida protected the right to smoke outdoors; others said Gulfports tobacco ban (in place on beaches, childrens play areas and on civil rights. They gathered for a third time to practice time the police did not issue tickets because the police chief said the city hadnt put up signs that would stand up in court; the second time, St. Petersburg attorney Andrew Strickland received a ticket but the city dropped the charges when he attempted to contest the ticket, calling Stricklands actions a publicity move. The group gathered for a third time shortly before 10 a.m. under Gulfports beach shelter number 3, lit up their cigars and cigarettes, and waited for the police. They didnt show. Despite children and parents using the playground several hundred feet away, a club meeting at another shelter and passers-by on the sand, no one called the police to complain about the smokers or the smoke. Lee Stapella, a Gulfport resident, showed up and spoke with some members of the group and also stopped to ask reporters if they intended to report on under another shelter but, according to the police, she, too, failed to report the violation. (The Gabber did see a smoker operating but the grill at the other shelter remained unlit; by the time police arrived, the group extinguished the smoker.) About 20 minutes after the protest started, one protestor, Michael Fridovich, called the police departments nonemergency number. A few McLaughlin pulled up and got out of his car. The smokers waited, ready to refuse to extinguish their cigarettes and cigars so they could get a ticket. stopped to issue citations, however. He stopped to explain why no one had shown up to do so yet: when Beachway Mobile Home Park residents woke up, they started reporting vehicle burglaries someone went through the park overnight and opened car doors until they found a set of car keys (which they stole). The thief or thieves also stole items McLaughlin said, took priority over smoking. Be patient, he told the smokers, and someone will be here eventually. Only in Gulfport, Fridovich said as he continued to puff his cigar, do they send out a cop to apologize that no ones here to arrest you yet. Stephanie Adelson watched the protest from the playground. She lives in St. Peterburg but brings her family to visit her Town Shores in-laws. I dont think its particularly tactful to be by the playground, she said as the smokers moved several pavilions farther away. I dont mind if they have a smoking section on the beach, but I dont think its cool to have it by the playground. Karean Dorn, part of the protest, also says she would support a partial ban. She said she believed the council should revisit Teen Councils suggestion of making the beach half non-smoking and half-smoking and told the Gabber she agreed with not allowing smoking on sports Mayor Sam Henderson, voted in favor of the smoking ban. Sam and I dont always agree, she said. Everybody thinks I cant think for myself. I would support Sam on anything, but I think this is wrong. Shortly after 11, the police returned this time with We all know why were here, he told the protestors. He explained that his squad continued to work the vehicle burglaries, and asked protestors for consideration. Out of respect for my one protestor take the hit. Pete Horning ticketed all the protestors, he would spend several hours writing up reports, during which time he could not patrol or answer other calls. He explained that had a substantial amount of paperwork from the overnight burglaries. Strickland told the group they could do as they wished but he would take the ticket if they so desired. They agreed, asked the protestors to put out their cigars and cigarettes. Strickland left his cigar lit Horning to receive his ticket. only received one call about the smokers on the beach: the one from Michael Fridovich. Protestors said Strickland would challenge the ticket again. According to Gulfport Police, his hearing will take place in front of the magistrate at 11 a.m. on May 24 in city council chambers. City manager Jim OReilly says the city intends to allow the hearing to take place; the city has no plans to drop the charges.Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Third Smoke-In Fraught With Delays Michael Fridovich smokes a cigar while awaiting the police Saturday morning.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 41 Music and Movies in the Park Bring family and friends to enjoy Thursday evening in May on St. Petersburgs downtown waterfront in North Straub Park (400 Bayshore Dr., NE). The movies and music events are produced by St. Petersburg Preservation. The fun begins with music at 7 p.m. and movies at dark on the Beach Drive side of the park, between 4th and 5th Avenues NE. Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated. Come early and purchase food and drink from some of the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Markets most popular vendors, or enjoy your own picnic while listening to music before the movie. A limited number of chairs will be available or bring your own blanket or seat. Convenient parking is located at the Baywalk garage or in the Pier parking lots. The schedule is as follows: with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, on the French riviera! Hitchcock at his best and an Oscar winner. Live music by songwritter Gale Trippsmith. with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Oscar for best music. Come early for great live music by John Kelly and his band! a Hitchcock thriller, nominated for 4 Oscars, with James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Music performed by Grant Peeples. (1993) with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan...you will probably be smiling but clutching tissues at the movies end! Local favorite Rebekah Pulley (1986) directed and written by John Hughes...one of the great comedy classics! Music by Lance Lubin and the Clearwater Bluegrass Review. To learn more about other St. Petersburg Preservation events and the groups historic walking tours, call 727-824-7802, email info@ stpetepreservation.org or visit http:// www.stpetepreservation.org.

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42 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 includes customized jerseys and equipment rental. Parents provide cleats. Cheerleading, for ages four to 14, costs $160 and includes bow to toe equipment rental. Parents may make payments starting this month, that way, McCullough says, they wont have to come up with the money over the summer, when its time to think about school clothes. He wants parents to know the Pirates will work with them. He wants kids to be able to play, to see what its like to be part of a team, to learn about the importance of self-reliance. He wants kids to have the chance to be part of something positive. You have two choices with a child, McCullough says. You can work with him now or deal with him later. As he explains all this, the coach working with the younger kids has them all on one knee, in a circle. All the boys watch him as he speaks. Yall are part of a special thing right now, he tells them. For more information, visit GulfportPirates.com. To see more photos of Saturdays practice, view our Gulfport Pirates web gallery at theGabber.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. By Cathy Salustri The new recruits huff. They puff. Some struggle to keep up with the coach; others easily meet his pace as they jog around Tomlinson Park. The coach calls out to them, and they all answer, their cadence ringing out across the park. Who are we? GULFPORT PIRATES! WHO?! GULFPORT PIRATES!! The cheerleaders, learning a new routine, clear out of the way as the pack rounds the corner. After the boys pass, the girls resume their cheers. No than the coach sets them up running drills. drills, each boy trying to run through a line of his peers as they try to snatch Come on, man, get in line, the coach calls to one young boy who refuses to stay put. The running coach, sweat soaking the front of his grey tank, pulls one boy aside, his arm slung in a buddylike fashion over the boys shoulder. The boy looks dejected, his shoulders slumped and his head hanging low. You can do this, he tells the teenager. He says a few more words to the boy, who straightens his shoulders. of the Gulfport Pirates, Gulfports theyre training in Tomlinson Park, although the season doesnt start until the July 2. The Pirates will play other teams in the Mid-Florida Football and Cheerleading Conference. Over 60 teams belong to the conference. Gulfport Pirates: Gulfports Youth Football TeamPresident, Campbell Park resident and business consultant, wanted to start a league to Gulfport for three reasons: One, the family atmosphere that comes with this community; two, it was a product thats never been here before; and three, we wanted to build a partnership with a high school, and they hope to do that at Boca Ciega High, he says. One of his coaches also coaches the Boca Ciega Pirates The Pirates formed in January; since then, 20 kids signed up for cheer or football, although at least 40 kids turned out for this Saturday training. On the grass, the girls continue to cheer and the boys alternate between push ups and drills. McCullough watches his coaches all volunteers work with the kids. Do they get paid? Sure, they get paid. Look at those smiles. Thats their payment, he says. Before they approached the city, the Pirates put a plan in place. They liability insurance (co-naming the city), and performed Level Two background checks on all the coaches. Level Two background checks include a national budget. A dream doesnt mean anything if you dont have funds to do it, McCullough says. They have asked the city for no money, only permission to use the The Gulfport Pirates will train again on May 5 in Clymer Park. They welcome kids and teens up to age 14. Flag football, for ages four to six, costs $80; full contact football, for ages seven to 14, costs $120. That The practice ended with several sets of pushups.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 43 Live Music with Yoga Immerse yourself into the movement of yoga complemented by a musical journey Mondays in May (May 7, 14, 21 and June 4) from 10-11:15 a.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Class fee is $20. Joel will play a myriad of healing vocal and guitar sounds. Class includes: pranayama (breathwork), verbal and visual cues for postures (asanas), alignment, adjustment and mini massage option at Savasana (relaxation/meditation). stamina, focus, and overall health. Leave feeling renewed, grounded, centered and refreshed. Contact Joel Jadus, Musician, Registered Yoga Teacher Intl Assoc. Yoga Therapy at 727-366-6584 or Reverse Trade Show Keeps Business LocalST. PETERSBURGOwners and operators of local and small businesses are invited to a Reverse Trade Show on Friday, May 4 to learn how to do business with the city and what opportunities exist. Hosted by the citys Procurement and Supply Management Department, the third annual Reverse Trade Show will be held at the historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from city departments that purchase more than $210 million in services and supplies annually will be available to determine if a match exists between the city and prospective vendors. Attendees can ask questions, learn about current city bid opportunities and available city contracts, register as city vendors and get information on becoming a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) through the citys Business Assistance Center. A new feature this year, the city has invited other community partners such as Progress Energy, Pinellas County Schools, the University of South Floridas Supplier Diversity Program, St. Petersburg Housing Authority, Job Corps, Pinellas County Purchasing Department, PSTA, the Pinellas County Clerk and the cities of Pinellas Park, Largo, and St. Pete Beach to participate. St. Petersburg has current contracts with local small businesses to provide products and services for daily city operations, including construction, grounds maintenance supplies, printing services and supplies, custodial products, uniforms, and computer and technology services, and more. City departments represented at the show include Water Resources, Sanitation, Parks and Recreation, Downtown Enterprise Facilities (Sunken Gardens, the Marina, Coliseum, Albert Whitted Airport, the Port of St. Petersburg), Parking and Transportation, Codes Compliance, city Golf Courses and Libraries. For more information about the 2012 Reverse Trade Show, visit www. stpete.org/purchasing.

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44 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 4/12 Suspicious PersonShore Blvd. & 56th St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 45th St. S. Disorderly Conduct56th St. & 31st Ave. S. Theft31st Ave. & 56th St. S. Reckless Driver54th St. & 18th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Civil Matter2700 Blk Tifton St. S. Stolen Vehicle4800 Blk 26th Ave. S. Friday 4/13 Person Under InuenceEssex Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call1000 Blk 59th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. DisturbanceTangerine Ave. & 52nd St. S. Neighbor Problem2800 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call6300 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Burglary Residence1200 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Prowler700 Blk 58th St. S. Noise4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble17th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Burglary Vehicle2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Saturday 4/14 DUI12th Ave. & 49th St. S. Domestic1500 Blk Gray St. S. Burglary5600 Blk 20th Ave. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Shots Fired (Heard)1100 Blk 64th St. S. Person Under Inuence4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Sunday 4/15 Person Under Inuence5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble3200 Blk 58th St. S. DUI56th St. & 28th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Assault/Battery3000 Blk 58th St. S. Trespass2000 Blk 54th St. S. Burglary Residence-5900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Noise7th Ave. & 54th St. S. Assault/Battery5600 Blk 31st Ave. S. Monday 4/16 Disturbance5700 Blk 16th Ave. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1600 Blk 54th St. S. Accident with Injuries51st St. & 11th Ave. S. Lewd/LasciviousLocation Withheld. Burglary Residence5700 Blk 21st Ave. S. Drug Call2600 Blk 45th St. S. DUI2600 Blk 45th St. S. Animal Call3000 Blk York St. S. Accident with Injuries52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5800 Blk 11th Ave. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Tuesday 4/17 Burglary Vehicle1800 Blk 49th St. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Lewd/LasciviousLocation Withheld. Domestic5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wednesday 4/18 Suspicious Person5300 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Injunction Violation5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem5500 Blk 14th Ave. S. Suspicious Person64th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Accident with Injuries4900 Blk 9th Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Noise5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Call5700 Blk 18th Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 45th St. S. Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Floating Dock Ofcially Underway at the community center. Woods Consulting will also apply for the needed permits to build the dock. This is a 12 slip transient dock. It basically would hold twelve 40-foot boats, The current budget includes funding for the dock. The city received a $300,000 grant, which it must match 25%. commission. Commissioner Parent asked that the design accommodate the view from the part of the community center used for weddings and special events. concerns as a reason. I know that this was approved but weve got a huge shortfall, she told the commission. Freshman commissioner Lorraine Huhn also voted no. She did not give a reason. Parent all voted in favor of the contract.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 45 Try your hand at Sudoku Gulfport CERT News Release The Gulfport CERT team is proud to announce that 9 students graduated from our Basis CERT course this weekend. Students learned about and complete hands-on drills related to Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, CERT Response and Operations, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism. Please join us as we congratulate the following graduates: Jude Bagatti, Katherine Benson, Elizabeth BrownWorthington, Monica Hoyland, Robert Northington, Elizabeth The Gulfport CERT Training Team would like to thank these citizens for taking their time to learn how they can make a difference and do the greatest good for the greatest number. Gulfport Residents: HomeServe Letter NOT From the City In the coming weeks, a company called HomeServe told the city it would mail a solicitation for Water Service Line Coverage to Gulfport residents. Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes and City Manager Jim OReilly both stress that of Gulfport, and the city is in no way endorsing the services offered, the city manager said in his weekly report to council. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria at 19th Ave. and 34th St. N. Meetings are open to all who have worked in in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. of interest to the group. At each meeting they have an opportunity to donate to a local charity that has been carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. This month they are collecting donations for Friends of Strays and the SPCA. Every effort is made to end the meeting before 1 p.m. The May 10th meeting will feature learning how the Coast Guard station in St. Petersburg protects and guards the public. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@yahoo.com or call 727526-5065 for more information.

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46 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 By Matthew Margolis What Price Love, Literally Over the years, Ive asked the question What price love? many times and usually in a context in which the price paid is physical safety and emotional and psychological well-being. The threat of injury to loved ones, the stress of living in fear, the potential for lawsuits, loss of homeowners insurance and loss of the home itself are all prices some people pay because they cannot admit that their dog needs more help than they are equipped to give. Not this time. This time Im talking actual dollars and cents. How much does it cost to bring a dog into your life? A few weeks back, I shared the story of a couple whose puppy suffered a serious medical trauma. Unbeknownst to them, the pup was napping behind the wheel of the husbands van, which was parked in the driveway. When the man backed up, he ran over the pup. Multiple surgeries and two years worth of intensive time and therapy later, the dog was a happy, leaping, bounding furry miracle of modern medicine. But the costs were enormous. This is an extreme example, but the reality is: Stuff happens. Be prepared. The annual cost of caring for a dog varies according to size, breed and the individual dog. Smaller dogs eat less, so your food costs will be lower. Purebred dogs are known to have more health problems because of their narrower gene pool, which means you could end up spending more on medication and veterinary visits than you would with a Heinz 57. And youre going to pay more to board a Newfoundland than you would to board a Yorkie. Most canine professionals estimate the average annual costs of raising a dog to be: -about $800 for a toy breed; -about $1200 for a small to mediumsized dog; -about $1500 for a large dog. Multiply the appropriate number by 12 to 16 years (small dogs typically live longer than large dogs), and you have a good idea of what it will cost to share your life with a dog. These averages include the real and enduring costs of food, recurring medical, toys and treats, licensing, grooming, health insurance and miscellaneous supplies such as food and water bowls, leashes, collars, crates and bedding, which do not necessarily require replacement annually. exceed the annual average, as this year brings the one-time initial costs of the adoption or the purchase price of the dog, plus the spay or neuter procedure, initial shots, microchipping, ID tags and training. A few of these expenses can be eliminated with some good oldfashioned DIY. Bathe your dog at home, brush his coat and teeth regularly, and learn to clip his nails yourself, and youll save a pretty penny on grooming. Socialize your dog properly from an early age, and teach him good manners, and youll friends and family when you need to leave town. This could save you money on boarding and doggie day care costs. Finally, health insurance is optional. There are pros and cons to buying health insurance for your dog. Do some research and discuss it with your vet to determine whether this is a necessary expense for you and your dog. The good news: no college! Keep these costs in mind when considering whether to get a dog and what kind. Most people bond with their dogs instantly, so you want to be sure youre able to fully commit from Day One. The difference between involved and committed is seen in the ham and eggs breakfast: The chicken was involved. The pig was committed.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 47 Elmer, a handsome, loving, 4 1/2 year old tabby cat, has had a rough life. Save Our Strays took him in as a tiny kitten months old. Somehow he ended up in Manatee County's Animal Services and was taken back by SOS. Again he was adopted and later the owner was forced to return him to more about Elmer. Or visit www.saveourstraysinc.com to check out Elmer and SOS's other lovely felines. Save Our Strays This happy boy is Buddy, a 1-year-old male Rottweiler mix. He is a big boy with an even bigger heart. Just look at that face! Hes a fun-loving caine with lots of energy. He is learning how to sit and stay as well as how to walk well on a leash. He would do best in a home without small children. To meet Buddy, visit him today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter SPCA Pet of the WeekMeet Rosie, a sweet 2 year old pit bull terrier mix. She knows people! Rosie is curious and loves to sniff everything around her. She loves to play and jump so she'll need a fenced in yard. Rosie is best in a home with kids over 12, and no cats. She walks well on a leash and is very independent. Adopt Rosie at 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo, call 727-586-3591 or visit www.SPCATampaBay.org. Low Cost Feline Spay and Neuter Program To help relieve the problem of cat overpopulation in Pinellas County, Animal Services is now offering cat owners who could not otherwise afford to spay or neuter their pets can have the surgery done at the county shelter. The cat must be in good health between the ages of 3 months and 8 years of age. The cost is $35 for a female cat and $25 for a male cat. There is a limit of two surgeries per household per year. Surgical appointments are required. Failing to call prior to the surgery appointment or rescheduling more than once will no refunds. To schedule a surgery, owners must come into the shelter in person and provide: proof that they receive public assistance, completed paperwork and payment for surgery. They must also have proof of rabies vaccination and license, or purchase a rabies vaccination for $10 and a county license for $20. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty. org/animalservices or call 727582-2600. Town Shores Red Hatters Red Hat May activities will include a late afternoon Cinco de Mayo party in the clubhouse lounge on Saturday, May 5th. Members and husbands, invited to enjoy libations and hors doeuvres at 4:45 p.m. with dinner served at 5:45 p.m. Tacos and toss salad will be provided by the club. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Appetizers, buffet food or desserts are needed. Reservations are a must! Please call Judy at 344-7558 or Bev at 381-2122 for reservations. Bunko will be played on Friday, May 11 in the clubhouse lounge at 12:45 p.m. As usual, bring your $2.

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48 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Colors, Kids, and Dogs at EarthFest Elizabeth Neily shows off her colors as she dances with the band in Clymer Park. Saturday, First Florida Frontiers, the City of Gulfport, and Earth Scouts trihome products (such as locally-grown organic greens and solar water heaters for pools) while kids got to listen to stories or dance to the music. For more photos or to add your own to our collection take a look at our online gallery at theGabber.com. Free Clothing Swap Will Benet CASA GULFPORT, FL: Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, May 8th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South. Participants are invited to to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th. Over 150 large bags of clothing have been donated to CASA since the clothing swap was started in summer 2010.The clothing swap is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association, Peninsula Inn & Spa, and the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, Florida grassfed beef, free range chicken, herbs, granola, local honey, pet treats, handmade soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, bath and body products and much more. Over 50 vendors set up shop for the day each Tuesday. New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details call Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 49 Green Thumbs all Around Winners of the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club Flower Show competition (L-R): Barbara Dye, Arrangement over 12"; Eileen Slater, Foliage Plants; Glenn Bishop, Flowering Plants; Barbara Purtee, Silk/Dry Arrangement and Joyce Smith, Arrangement under 12". Garden Club of St. Petersburg The next meeting of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Night Bloomers will be on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. The program will be vermiculture, composting with worms presented by Wilma Holley. Cost is $5. Retired Ofcer Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on May 8th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The speaker will be Captain Don Freese, President of the Florida Council of the Military for reservations 399-1272. 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 this spring. Next available session is May 8-19. Classes are held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each session. Students must be at least 15 years old and complete a pre-course swimming and diving test. The class fee is $150 for St. Pete Beach residents and $175 for non-residents, books and CPR mask not included. Classes are located at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and all interested participants can stop by to register in person. Reserve your space now. Contact the pool at 363-9264 for more information. Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga Class, beginning May 4 through July 27, every Friday night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee $15 per class. If you have any question, call Marisha at 727871-1251.

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50 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Gulfport Term Extensions for Council? At last weeks workshop, Gulfport city council discussed the idea of extending Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon broached the idea earlier this year. Freshman councilmember Dan Liedtke opposed the idea. knocking on doors, I was meeting people. If it makes me do that every two years I like to think its going to make me be better at this job, or whoever else comes in behind me, Liedtke said. I like the idea of letting voters decide, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their last Pancake Breakfast of the season on Saturday, May 12th from 7 a.m to 11 a.m. Please note these serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Menu includes pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Register for Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have open registration for teams to participate in the 2012 Womens Summer Softball League on May 14th-May 18th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Rec. Center. The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning June 1st with a 6-team minimum/ up basis. League fees are $385 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents, due at registration. Call John at 727-893-1079. Public Safety Boating Class A Safe Boating Class will be offered on Saturday, May 12th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Cost is $40 per person, all materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive a USCG and the State of Florida bobber card good for life time. For questions and reservations, call 727-399-7986.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 51 Soggy Pops Doesnt Stop Pass-a-Grille Although the rain caused some electrical problems that meant the St. Petersburg Opera Company, led by Maestro Mark Sforzini, couldnt perform, it didnt dampen the spirits of Saturday nights crowd strolling along Pass-aGrille. Chouinards still catered a gulfside dinner, and restaurants like Smokin Js BBQ, Gennaros, and a host of other beach restaurants still dished up meals for those not attending the catered dinner. Bennett said, but everybody understands. Mother Nature. You know how she is. Second Annual SoStudio Tour Quadruples The South 49th Street South Business Association is pleased to announce the return of SoStudio Tour on Saturday, May 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. Nineteen artists will open their studios to all the art-lovers who show up with wristbands. Each studio will provide beverages, stimulating conversation, and plenty of visual excitement. Starting places are The Longhouse (2309 49th Street S.), the Neighborhood Center (1617 49th Street S.), and the Gulfport Arts Center (2627 54th Street S., hosted by City of Imagination). Not only will these spots showcase work of non-studio artists, but this is where to get wristbands and tour guides. Theyll also provide food and drink, as will several other community spaces the Industrial Arts Center, Uniquely Original Art Gallery, and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $10 at the door. From now till April 28, early-bird tickets are only $5. They can be purchased online at www.so49.org using Paypal, or reservations can be made without pre-payment at bien50@gmail.com or by calling 727 347-4786. The City of Gulfport is providing trolley services for the studios within the city limits, although So49 represents businesses in both Gulfport and St. Petersburg. The trolley will run a continuous loop throughout the day. The wristband is the boarding pass. Studio artists include Nancy Cervenka, Janet Corrigan, Mark Curtis, Cheryll Grogan, Patricia Hardwick, Byron Howes, Derrick Johnson, Cathy Lees, Barbara Nicolazzo, Owen Pach, Carol Pieszchala, Jonathan Schork, Melissa Schultz, John Shevlin, Clint Stone, Frank Strunk III, Monika Watson, Anne Wenners.

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52 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Local ObituariesAZOON, SHARON KAY, 63, of St. Pete Beach, died April 16, 2012. Survived by 3 children; 3 step children; 3 sisters and 2 grandchildren. Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral, Largo, 727-517-2340. BUELL, GRACE E., 87 of South Pasadena, and formerly from Brooklyn, NY passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Buell Sr. She was a proud member of the Roman Catholic Church at Survived by her sons, James W. Buell Jr.; Peter M. Buell and grandsons, James Patrick Buell and Robert Peter Buell. She had a long career as Assistant Manager at Roosevelt Savings Bank in Brooklyn, NY and moved to St. Pete Beach in 1984 with her husband, James and mother, Ella Campbell and aunt, Beatrice at Beach Memorial Chapel Funeral Home at 301 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Catholic Mass Church on Thursday April 26th at Catholic Church. SFERIOS, ALLEN, 74, of St. Pete Beach, died Friday April 20, 2012. He was born in Farrell, PA and came here in 1964 from Warren, OH. He retired last year as owner of Gulf Beach Cleaners, which continues to be run by his children. He served in the Army's Intelligence Unit as a translator at the Pentagon. After serving, he moved to New York where he studied at the acclaimed Lee Strasberg School for Method Acting. He appeared on the Broadway stage and became a friend of the writer and director Elia Kazan, through their shared Greek ancestry and love of theatre. Allen met his future wife in New York, and they settled on St. Pete Beach, where he took over the dry cleaning business from his brother. Allen won numerous commendations from the National Association of Dry Cleaners for excellence in the industry. He prided himself on the superior quality of his work and on the fact that he never used toxic solvents in the dry cleaning process. He was an amateur body builder and won several competitions. He enjoyed soccer, regularly attending Rowdies games and coaching youth soccer. Allen especially loved the theatre and appeared in more than a dozen roles at the St. Petersburg Little Theatre, where he was also a member of the board and a frequent director. He belonged to the Actors' Equity Association and was a lifetime member of the Screen Actors' Guild. As a lover of animals, he cared for strays, and he was known for his generosity. He spent many years enjoying the company of friends at House on St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his son, Manny Sferios; and his daughter, Stathia Sferios. A viewing will be held at the Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach on Tuesday, April 24, from 5-8 p.m., with a service at 6:30 p.m. and a eulogy by his son at may be made to the The Humane Society, www.humanesociety.org. TRAPPMAN, WILLIAM "BILL", 76, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Saturday, April 21st. Bill was a Florida native. Bill was an Army Airbourne veteran of the Korean War, and went on to serve 20 years with the St. Petersburg Police Department. During that time he was the originator of the K-9 Unit. He was the recipient of the prestigious Ned Marsh Award and of several police man of the year awards. Upon retiring, he opened Save On Seafood and later was best known as the owner of Trappman's Seafood on Gandy Blvd. He is survived by his wife, Carol, the love of his life; his three sons, Steven, Bobby, and Erik; his brother, Herman; sister, Margie; two nieces, Kathy and Susan; six grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. A public gathering will take place on Sunday, April 29th from 1-2 p.m. at Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes, 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. A Celebration of Life will follow immediately at 2 p.m. In lieu in Bill's name to the St. Petersburg family's online guestbook at www. andersonmcqueen.com.

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54 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Why Buy-Sell Agreements are Important (Part 1) If you own a company and have a partner or partners, have you ever considered what would happen should one of you die? Hopefully, you won't have to face this situation, but if you do, a buy-sell agreement can allow for the continuance of the company as well as propartner(s), and your family. A buy-sell agreement not only protects against the death of a partner but also proretires, resigns or becomes disabled. Let's look at a situation where there was no buy-sell agreement in place. Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are equal partners of XYZ Services Company. They have determined that XYZ is worth $2 million. They each own $1 million of ABC stock and they each draw an annual salary of $150,000. When Mr. Gonzales died, his stock worth $1 million will pass to his estate. However, the stock will pay no dividends because all earnings are retained by XYZ. Therefore, Mr. Gonzales' family will be left with a non-income producing and illiquid asset. Mr. Gonzales' only return from XYZ was his salary which, of course, ceased upon his death. The Gonzales family could appeal to Ms. Smith to pay dividends on the stock, but why would Ms. Smith want to pay dividends? Salaries are a taxdeductible business expense but dividends are not. Also, dividends would have to be paid on all outstanding shares, including those held by Ms. Smith. Ms. Smith also has a potential problem. The Gonzales family holds half of XYZ's stock--what effect will this have on the long-term development plans of the business? Another problem that the Gonzales family and Ms. Smith have is how to determine the value of XYZ stock. An interest in a closely held company is often an unmarketable asset and placing a value on the stock for estate factors affect the fair market value of a closely held business, including general business trends, the outlook cial condition of the company and its earnings power. While Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales may have felt they knew the value of XYZ's stock before Mr. Gonzales died, unless the value is in a formal agreement the taxation authorities are likely to get closely involved in the valuation of XYZ's stock and try to justify its highest value. The valuation of the stock will create zales estate. The executor will likely want to place the lowest value on the stock in order to minimize estate tax liability. However, estate taxation is not the only concern when placing a value on a closely held business. The step-up in cost basis that is afforded to all capital assets at death can result in no income tax being imposed on the sale following death. This has to be scrutinized rather closely in light of the estate tax rate that would be paid if the value of the business was increased. If an agreement on the value of XYZ's stock cannot be reached, the matter may have to be resolved in court, wasting considerable time and money. A properly designed buy-sell agreement can help prevent many of these problems. It can provide liquidity for the family of the deceased, ensure the continuance of the company, and establish the value of the company's stock. In our next article, we will explore together how a buy-sell agreement between Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales would lessen some of the uncertainties in their business relationship as well as provide for an orderly transition of the business upon Mr. Gonzales' death. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give question about the law, please consult an attorney.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 55 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Attorney/Legal Caregivers 3-24 HOUR HOMEMAKER/COMPANIONSAvailable. Reasonable Rates, Background Check, Rent-A-Hand, Lic.# 5842, 727-3473424. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. 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. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. Classes/Tutoring ART LESSONS-Exciting New Classes Offered at Suntan Art Center. Creative Kids & Teens. Painting, Drawing, Collage and More. Contact Raye Daum, BA Smith College, 727482-3453. Cleaning/Housekeeping 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 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.NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net.WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condominiums, Homes & Commercial. License #2557. 727-898-2474. Leave Message, Thank you! 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). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service

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56 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408.DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes Mare 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & Repairs. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement 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.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. 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.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 57 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. dbuidens2@hotmail.com ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. Insurance HEALTH & DENTAL PLANS$49.95 per Month, Entire Household. Includes Vision, Chiropratic & Prescriptions Discount. 24/7 Telemedicine. Call 727-557-9610. Lawn/Landscape JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. 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.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. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Home Improvement Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape

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58 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing 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. Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. EXPERIENCED PIANO PLAYER-Plays Popular Music. 1950s-1990s. Church Pianist and Organist. $20/Hr. Call for Present Locations I Play at. 727-463-7054. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m. 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 mperez@mygulfport.us. E.O.E. Automotive 2004 TOYOTA SCIONRuns Good, Low Mileage, $5900. 781-596-1774, 781-864-9210.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 CASH PAID FOR CARSHighest Prices Paid. 727-328-8004. GMC 96 PICKUP-Extended Cab. Tonnteau Cover. Cold Air, Nice Truck. 145,000 miles. $4500. 727-549-9210. LIKE NEW TXT EASY GOLF CAR4-Passenger, Lights. Custon Paint. $3095. Can be seen at Value Fair. Call Marty McCormick, 727-5574714, 727-536-0416. Lawn/Landscape PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing Help Wanted P/T (SEASONAL)-FUEL RAMP-Attendant. City of Gulfport. Ability to work exible hoursweekends, weekdays, & holidays. Strong cus tomer service skills and cashier experience preferred. Light maintenance and custodial duties. Background/drug screens and physi cals will be conducted. Entry $9.579 Hrly, Ap plications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd Street So. or via fax at (727)893-1005. E.O.E. 2 GOOD ROOFERS NEEDED -Pay Commensurate w/Ability. Prefer Drivers License. Call 458-4355. STOCK ROOM/CLERKGulfport Liquiors, 4918 22nd Ave. S. Apply in Person, M-F8a.m.-2p.m. Heavy Lifting Required. Back ground Check. Help Wanted

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 59 Furniture/Appliances CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Black lacquer with hand painting 72 wide 727-595-0423. RANGES $99Refrigerators, All Sizes, Washer/Dryer Sets, $89pc. Stackables, Portables, Wholesale Mattresses, All Service Prompt, We Buy! Service Calls $44, $22 w/repair. Open 7 Days! 727-546-3226. HOUSEHOLD FURNITUREUpright Freezer, $150. Dining Room Table w/4 Chairs & 2/ Stools, $100. Bakers Rack, $75. $50 Items Daybed (2-Beds), Desk Unit, Black Entertainment Center, Hutch. More, Call for details. 727-343-5248. MOVING, BEAUTIFUL RATTAN-Kitchen and Dining room sets. Singer Sewing Machine, Wall Hangings and Valuables from Mexico. Much More! 727-360-7190. FULLSIZE BEDFRAME-& Boxsprings. Excellent Condition. $100. 557-4852. SOFA, LOVESEAT, GLASS TOP-Coffee Table. Excellent Condition. $265. for All. 727420-3694. General NEW EAGLE TILE #3664 -Capistrano Terracambra. 180 Pieces +. 727-384-1915. FREE!! HAM RADIO PARTS-& Meters. 240 watts, Swan TX Mobile Antennas. Ray 727865-1722. 2 COMPLETE CEMETARY-Lots, Beautiful Garden of Gethsamine Section of Royal Palms Cemetary. Will take Best Offer, going back North. Original price $7000. 727-5105761 or 727-343-0518. NEW CLOTHING SIZES-2X-3X. Cheap! 727343-0518. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. GRACO MAGNUM-XR7 Airless sprayer. Excellent Condition. $400. Tom 365-7781. MURRY RIDING MOWER40 cut, front engine, lawn tractor, 13HP, rear twin grass Catcher, New Battery, Belt & Blades. $400. 727-866-0397. PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS8x8x16. Solid Sheet Aluminum and Galvanized Steel. New Condition, Will Deliver Local. $2800. 727-328-0102. Call Lynelle. Marine WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. Pets/Animals GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! 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. May 12th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546. Wanted ESTATE LIQUIDATION SERVICESFurniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Coins, Jewelry, Gold, Silverware Clean-outs. Brokering Services. 15yr. Trusted Gabber Advertiser, John Sutorius 727-244-6816. WANTED REEL TO REEL TAPES-Call 727421-4019. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale FRIDAY & SATURDAY-8am-5pm. 5302 14th Ave. S. Lots of Great Stuff You Cant Live Without! FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAYHugh Estate Sale, 2 Warehouses, Everything Must Go. 5564 64th Way N. Kenneth City. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 5713 13TH AVE. S.Friday. 9-3. DOWN SIZING-5714 Tangerine Ave. S. Saturday & Sunday 9am.-? Womens Clothing 2X3X. Womens Wide Width Shoes size 10. Misc. Household/Kitchen items. All Quality. Free Water just for Stopping by. MOVING SALEFriday & Saturday 8-2p.m. All Household Furniture, Lawn Furniture, Kitchen Items, Lots of Misc. 1001 Gray St. S. Lost & Found FOUND TABBY CAT-Younger female, very affectionate. Someones pet. Found on Sunset Beach. Call 367-0506. FOUND QUAKER PARROT-In the Vicinity of 54th St. S. and 29th Ave. S. Call 727-2444595.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Automotive Legal Notices Marine

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60 Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 4930 11TH AVE S. -2BR/1BA. v Quiet Block, CHA, New Tile Kitchen. Large Fenced Yard, Shed, Patio. Laminate/Carpet. $675/Mo. 727481-4939. Open Saturday 9am-Noon. GULFPORT STUDIO-W/Private Patio & Garden. Non-smoker, 1 person. $600/Mo. includes Utilities, Cable, WiFi, Pets Considered. $300 Security. Chris, 727-480-0987. 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. LARGE STUDIO-Walk to Gulfport Art Distict. Credit/Background Check. $550/Mo. +Security. Water, Trash, Parking Included. 727-3819626. TOWN SHORES EMBASSY-Bldg. (#604). 55+. 2BR/2BA. 1450sqft. Directly on Boca Ciega Bay next to Clubhouse & Heated Swimming Pool. A Tuscany Villa with Wood Ceiling Beams and Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths. Small Dog or Cat Ok. Annual Lease of $1200/Mo. Unfurnished. Landlords are Realtors. Call Sharon Lardieri, Wave Realty of Tampa Bay 727-455-3556. 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. 2519 27TH ST. S.-3BR1/BA, New Carpet. $900/Mo. +Deposit. Pets Ok. Available Now. 727-641-6711. 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. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 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. Pictures available by email. 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. NICE 2BR/1BAQuiet, 4511 2nd Ave. S. $750/ Mo. & Security, Includes Water, W/D Hookup. Call Section 8 Welcome. 727-455-8998, 727343-7343. 3BR/1BA GULFPORT HOUSE-5214 28th Ave. S. $700/Mo. +$700/Security. Parking in back alley. 727-710-0776. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. WESTWOOD VILLASSpacious 1BR Condo, Pool & Laundry on Site. Close to Beaches & Tyrone. No Smoking. $590/Mo. 727-729-9553. Happy Talk Happy Talk City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent READY NOWFurnished Efciency, All Amenities, All Utilities Included, Including Internet & Cable. $650/Mo. 727-433-0005.

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Gabber April 26 May 2, 2012 61 VACATIONERS ONLY-Want a place to stay cheaper than a Motel? 2BR/1BA house Available for Short term rental only. Walk to Shopping and Beach. Fully Furnished. All Amenities Non Smokers only. 1 wk. Minimum. $175/wk. +Deposit. Call 727-409-3960.PRIVATE 1/BR APT.4162 1/2 3rd Ave. S. New Carpet. Storage and Parking included. Section 8 Ok. $549/Mo. +$549/Security 818-368-0809. S. PASADENA NEAR STETSON-Law School. 2BR/1BA, Large Living Room. Excellent Condition. $775/Mo. Also Large Efciency St. Pete Bch. Water Included. $610/Mo. 727-345-7036. 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 GULFPORT DUPLEX-Large 1BR Overlooking Park. CHA, No Pets, Prefer Non-smoker, $675/Mo. includes WSG. $675 Security. 727322-0191. Lv. msg. GULFPORT, 2825 50TH ST. S.-#1. Large 1/1, walk-in Closet. Coin W/D on Site. $595/Mo. +$300/Sec. Pics on Craigs list. 727-742-5140. CONVENIENT GULFPORT LOCATION1BR/1BA Quiet Street, New A/C, Heat, Tiled Throuhout, Nice Sized Yard. $625/Mo. Avail May 1st. 973-539-5808. TOWN SHORESAnnual Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. QUIET 2BR/1BA-in 4 Plex. near Beach. On site Laundry. $625/Mo. plus Security. Includes W/S/G. Call Teresa Johnson, Owner/Realtor. 727-403-7559. 3BR/1BA DUPLEX-Completely Remodeled. Washer/Dryer hook-up. Fenced Yard. Off St. Parking. Close to Shopping and Beach. $800/ Mo. +$800/Security. Senior Discount. 727688-7337. Furnished Rentals 1BR/1BA FIVE TOWNS CONDO 55+5750 80th St. N. Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable, Pool, Fitness Center. $625/Mo. +Sec. Small Pet Ok. Furnished, ground oor, back porch, 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. Furniture Optional. 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 WEST ST. PETELarge modern 2BR/1BA apt. on ground oor. Includes desk, T.V.s, W/D, off-street parking. Available now for $700 plus deposit. 727-398-4617. MOVE IN SPECIAL! $150 Week, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $90/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. POOL HOME IN ST. PETE-Furnished 2 Rooms. Kitchen Privileges. $150/Wkly. All Utilities Included. Non Smoking. Must Like Pets. 813-748-0325. Real Estate Wanted BETTER THAN A SHORT SALEI can buy your property and give you cash if you are behind in your mortgage. Immediate approval. Realtors welcome. Paul, 727-498-2321 WINWINPARTNERS.INFO. Open House OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM.6mos. Free Maintenance. Town Shores Embassy 607 New Price! Great Open Waterviews. Updated Kitchen & Appliances. New fresh Paint/AC, Move-in Ready. Steps to Laundry/ Elevator. Call Darren Owens, 727-448-9174 SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY. Real Estate for Sale PENTHOUSE BALCONY CONDOView of Crewships, Furnished, 2/2, W/D, Underbuilding parking. $289,000 o.b.o. No Realtors. 727347-9690 or 727-543-8139. 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. Desirable, Large 1450Sqft. 2/2 with Master Bedroom on the Bay. Breath taking Open Waterviews from Most rooms. 3 Walk-in Closets. Private Back Door just Steps from Water. $147,000. 727864-4022Real Estate for Rent FOR SALE OR ANNUAL LEASE-Town Shores Embassy Bldg. (#604). 55+. 2BR/2BA. 1450sqft. Directly on Boca Ciega Bay next to Clubhouse & heated Swimming Pool. A true Tuscany Villa with Wood Ceiling Beams & Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths. Small Dog or Cat Ok. Possible Seller Financ ing. $169,500 or Annual Lease of $1200/Mo. Unfurnished. Sellers are Realtors. Call Sharon Lardieri, Wave Realty of Tampa Bay 727-4553556. Accommodations to Share PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Sale

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