<%BANNER%>
Gabber
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00242
 Material Information
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: 05-03-2012
Frequency: weekly
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 41066966
lccn - sn 99026784
System ID: UF00089435:00242

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

No. 2256 May 3 May 9, 2012 One Step Closer to Domestic Partner Registry GULFPORTAfter hearing words of support from residents, Gulfport councilmembers passed an ordinance creating a domestic partnership registry. Gulfport does have a proud tradition of doing the right thing and leading the way... This is not merely symbolic at all. This provides real protections for people, Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida, told city council. Council discussed the merits of adding a requirement that people who register designate a healthcare surrogate and assign a power of attorney. See Domestic Partner, page 15Lost Fishermen Come to Rest The new Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial, unveiled Sunday night on Johns Pass, pays tribute to all lost at sea. Raymond Molina was one of many who searched the wall for names of loved ones. See Memorial, page 3 No Clam Bayou Seafood Signs Now, But Maybe Soon For now, Gulfport will not put up warning signs in Clam Bayou. Tuesday night city council was supposed to vote on whether or not to post signs in the bayou. The signs council discussed in a workshop would warn people that the sediment contained toxins, but at the meeting Councilmember Jennifer Salmon asked to table the issue until the city could look at additional science that would allow the city a more strongly worded sign. See Clam Bayou, page 6Operation Medicine Cabinet Strikes Again Throughout the county, police departments set up special collection sites where people could bring unused, expired or unwanted drugs. After the collection ended, police drove disposal. The collection has three purposes. Primarily, it keeps the medicine out of the hands of people who arent supposed to have it, Detective Curtin said. See Medicine, page 25 St. Pete Beach Detective Dennis Curtin displays about half of the days collection.

PAGE 2

2 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012

PAGE 3

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 3 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. Memorial, from front pageMolina found the name of his son, John Molina. John perished in 2005 on the Gulf Coaster I knew some of the stories, Billy Gilmartin said as he and Debbie Laramie pointed out names on the wall beneath the sculpture. I didnt know anybody personally. Many lives are lost every year with no memory for future generations to see and appreciate the ultimate price paid by these brave individuals, Mark Hubbard, of Hubbards Marina, said. Our own Central West representation. The Boardwalk Merchants Association, Outdoor Arts Foundation, and artist Bruce Epstein were the driving forces behind this memorial.

PAGE 4

4 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 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 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 stpetepreservation.org or visit http:// www.stpetepreservation.org.

PAGE 5

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 5

PAGE 6

6 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Clam Bayou, from front pageShe also said shed like to see the city be more proactive about gathering that information. What I want is to bring in David Karlen, she said. Karlen was the lead author on the 2009 report on the Bayou sediments (prepared for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program by the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission and available by reading this article at theGabber. com and looing for the link at the end of this article.) Id like to invite him to come and speak to us. And then after that I would like to have Janie and brandt Henningsen come Councilwoman Salmon said. She added that she wanted the city to discuss the removal of the sediment in Clam Bayou Only Vice Mayor Henderson voted against tabling the motion. 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. 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.

PAGE 7

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 7

PAGE 8

8 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 AMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th A ve. So.347-6085 CLUB HOURS: Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m. Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. Friday, May 4th, 5-7pmSaturday, May 5th, 5-7pm SUNDAY BREAKFAST 8:30am 11:00amBreakfast BuffetComplimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa$4.75Baked or Battered White Fish, French Fries, Slaw, roll & butter $7.75 or Stuffed Chicken Breast Florentine in Puff Pastry, Rice Vegetable, Roll & Butter$7.00Legion DinnerPork Loin, Augratin Potatoes, Vegetable, Roll & Butter, Dessert$7.00 Tue/Thur:7-10 pm Karaoke Serving Lunch!Tues-Thur 11-3 Fri. 11-3Southern NightsFriday Night Saturday Night We Ha ve P ull T abs!August 14 th June 3rd BLOOD DRIVE BLOOD DRIVEFREE Breakfast for donorsMusic & Dancing: Music & Dancing: John Levique Pirate Days Plan to Pillage Johns Pass Village and prepare for hurricane season at the 11th Annual John Levique Pirate Days, May 11-13. The event celebrates the discovery of Johns Pass with a variety of events including a Pirates Ball, sea battle and boat parade, a family treasure hunt, adult and childrens costume contests, various themed merchandise, a pub crawl, artisans and craftsmen, food and beverage vendors, along with an abundance of pirate performers. Shop for nautical and pirate themed treasures and visit the Hurricane Expo sponsored by Lowes with loads of give-a-ways. Hours for the event are Friday, 3-11 Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. Garden Club of St. Petersburg The next meeting of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Night Bloomers will 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.

PAGE 9

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 9 Gulfport Historical Society Lease Renewed City council voted to renew the citys lease with the Gulfport Historical Society. The Society leases the museum from the city for one dollar a year. The city budgets $1,200 for utilities and maintenance; the Society maintains the collections inside the museum and operates solely on the strength of its volunteers. which time the city has the option to renew it. First Friday Art WalkGULFPORT, FLGulfports First Friday Art Walk takes place on May 4th, from 6-10 p.m. Shop local and support the talented independent artists and crafters at work all along Beach and Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians, including The New Horizons Band, Comfort Zone and others will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. Visitors can also view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, weather Gulfport Art Walk takes place on every month, year-round. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Experience a new dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. Once you discover Gulfports Waterfront Art District, Tampa Bays best kept secret, youll want to come back for more. Enjoy dinner at one of over a Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area from across the country in the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition in the Best Food category. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA. com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is more information and download an application at www.SIKPromotions. com under Vendor Info, 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Admission is free. Town Shores Red Hatters Dont forget the Cinco de Mayo party in the clubhouse lounge on Saturday, May 5th. Members and guest are 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 reservations. Bunko will be played on Friday, May 11 in the clubhouse lounge at 12:45 p.m. As usual, bring your $2.

PAGE 10

10 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012

PAGE 11

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 11 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 526-5065 for more information. 16th Annual Family Fun Day Festival ST. PETERSBURGThe 16th Annual Family Fun Day Festival at the James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S., will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be entertainment, give-aways, medical screenings, agency presentations, cream. Featured performers include the Florida Spiritualairs, the Mighty Sons of Zion, the Royal Theater Sweetbay Conservatory performers, Poetic, the Kali Kali Dancers, She Say and more. All activities are free and open to the public. This event continues to bring together community residents, friends and family, police, social service agencies and organizations, health care providers, churches, neighborhood associations and interaction, sharing and uniting in a drugand crime-free venue. The festival provides an avenue to educate residents about the valuable resources available to them through the city, social services, health care, and faith-based community. It is an ideal event to market services that are needed and available in the community. Services include free health screenings for blood pressure levels, for diabetes, and cholesterol.

PAGE 12

12 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012

PAGE 13

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 13 LettersCouncil Needs to Stick to their Goals Dear Editor: Shiny objects. I had a business coach who taught me about shiny objects. You have a problem in make a plan, set a goal, and you start the direction you need to go. Then something catches your attention, a shiny object. It is pretty and seems like it is very important. It suddenly takes your energy, your resources, and distracts you from your goal. Next thing you know, your goal is becoming out of reach and the shiny object has proven to be a liability costing you time and money. But by now you have so much invested in it that you can't let it go even though it is obviously a waste of time and money. I think we need to pressure our council to stay on task. We need to trim cost and increase revenue, among other things. Ignore the constant emergence of shiny objects and stay focused on the solutions to our main problems in Gulfport. Rob Fowler Sorry for your Loss Dear Editor: I was touched by a memorial about a month ago "Sunrise, Sunset" about a little dog called Baby Girl who only live a year. I know how these people must feel as I know she was loved and that they will always remember her. How sad. It did not give the owner's name or I would have sent them a card.Gail Wright

PAGE 14

14 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012

PAGE 15

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 15 Domestic Partner, from front page Many of you have raised the notion that the registry is only symbolic... So what I want to know is, how do we minimize the symbolism? Dan Liedtke said, but added that he wanted to see the city require certain legal documents power of attorney and surrogates, for example as part of the application process to take equal rights to the next step. While campaigning, Liedtke said he would support looking at a domestic partnership registry but added he didnt know weight a registry would carry. I think we should look at a domestic partner registry, he said at the March 1 debate. If your loved one is in the hospital and they say you cant go look at them. Its a horrible experience when somebodys ill in a hospital and you cant go see them (but) I dont know how much weight a city ordinance would have. Public comment did not favor this requirement. I would remind you that married folks are not required to have either one of those items, resident Jan Lowe told the council. Vice-Mayor Henderson asked if the city could instead make registrants aware that the registry did not replace the need for those items. Only Councilmember Dan Liedtke voted against the ordinance. Council will May. At that time the city will again hear public comment.Diggin the Arts at Botanical Gardens Enjoy a day of family fun in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Pinellas Countys Florida Botanical Gardens at the Diggin the Arts festival with hands-on activities, displays, vendors, booths, music and refreshments on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Participate in the plein air open air painting competition. Registration for this free event is at 10 a.m. and the works, painted in the gardens, are judged at 3:30 p.m. First prize is $150, second prize $100 and third prize $75. Visitors may watch the contestants in action as they paint beautiful garden scenes. each decorated by one of the participating museums; tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Get Warholized at the Leepa-Ratner Museums Andy Warhol exhibit, experience watercolor and pottery demonstrations by the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, complete a color reproduction of Georgia OKeefes The Poppy with the Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, make botanical sun catchers and learn about the Chihuly glass collection with the Morean Arts Center or learn about the Crochet Coral Reef with the Florida Craftsmen. Learn about bonsai, orchid cultivation, sumie painting and Asian ink painting through demonstrations and horticultural programs offered during the festival. The groups La Lucha Trio, offering a unique taste of jazz and Evergreen, with the sounds of Ireland, round out this cultural event with music from around the globe. Guided tours of the Florida Botanical Gardens will be offered hourly. The Florida Botanical Gardens, located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, showcases gardens of tropical plants, roses, fruits, herbs, hibiscus, bromeliads and more. Paths wind through 150 acres and connect with Heritage Village and the Pinewood Cultural Park campus. The gardens are open every day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.

PAGE 16

16 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 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 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/ non-residents, due at registration. For more information please call Free Clothing Swap Will Benet CASA GULFPORT, FL: Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh 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 bring 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 727case 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, and granola, local honey, pet treats, hand-made 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 about the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com or Facebook page at www.facebook. com/gulfportfreshmarket.

PAGE 17

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 17 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntWhy Buy When You Can Borrow? There are a ton of books in my local library. They even have newly released books, too. So why, instead of borrowing, do we buy books? By waiting just a little while, we can read that bestseller from our favorite way to stay current -and save money, too. KEEP BESTSELLER LISTS. I keep the bestseller lists from the New York Times book section; many are months old. Keeping those old bestselling books at the library, as the demand has waned from when these books were newly released. -Beverly, California ASK FOR GIFT CARD BALANCE. I work at Bed Bath & Beyond. When a gift card is used, the balance left on the card is printed on the receipt. I suppose other retailers do the same with their cards, but if not just ask the cashier for the balance. Then keep track of it in your wallet. -Vicki, Michigan ADD MAYO TO THE LICE. In my area, head lice are a real problem. There is one home treatment that seems to work. Starting at the top of your childs head, lift a small section of hair and apply regular mayonnaise onto the scalp. Continue until the entire head is covered with mayonnaise. Then, wrap cotton from a roll or gauze around the hairline and top with a shower cap. Leave on overnight. The next morning, have your child stand in the shower and rinse the hair with warm water. Follow with dishwashing detergent (this helps to get the oils out of the regular shampoo and conditioner. One treatment should do it. But if not, just repeat. This home treatment has no harsh chemicals, and the hair gets a nice shine from the eggs in the mayonnaise. This is cheaper than the chemical treatments, and its nontoxic, too. -Cindy, email D.I.Y. CONDENSED SOUP MIX. I make my own condensed soup mix and use it in soups and casseroles instead of using canned from the store. Combine: 2 cups instant nonfat dry milk crystals, 3/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon granules, 2 tablespoons crushed dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme (optional) and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Store in an airtight container. To substitute for one can of any condensed soup, mix 1/3 cup dry mix and 1 1/4 cups water in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened. Add one tablespoon butter, if desired. -Carol, email recipes for making your own spice blends, dressings and mixes in my handy booklet, Make Your Own Mixes. Its available as a printed booklet for $7 or an eBooklet to download for $5. To order either version: Visit our website at www. DebtProofLiving.com and click on your check or money order to DebtProof Living, PO Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630.

PAGE 18

18 Gabber May 3 May 9, 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 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) S. Gulfport, 33707 or call her at 347new 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.

PAGE 19

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 19 The Gabs A few Sundays ago the St. Pete Beach pool had a lot of St. Petersburg families splashing about. We asked them why they traveled to the beach pool.Will Kelley: Its open now. The only pool open now in St. Petersburg is Northport. Ananda Kelley: Northshore opens later on Sundays. Jeff Frye, pictured here with his wife Tracy and their kids Presley and Campbell: Its a good neighborhood pool, its really clean, they keep it up, its a safe place for the kids and its close to the beach. Jennifer Shaw: Its open year round.

PAGE 20

20 Gabber May 3 May 9, 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.

PAGE 21

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 21 Worship Pilgrim Church to Host Community Dinner On Friday, May 11th, at 5:30 p.m., Pilgrim Church, 6315 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, will host a community dinner in its Heritage Hall. The menu will feature smoked chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and rolls from Smokin Js restaurant in Gulfport. Dessert and beverage are also included. Fun and fellowship are free! Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance from the Friday. Proceeds will go to the churchs new sound system fund. For information, 347-1226. Concert Series Continues Michael Fee returns to the Palm Lake Concert Series for a performance of his original Work for Strings on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N. in St. Pete. The composer will conduct members of the Orlando Philhamarmonic as they introduce several of his compositions written for string ensembles. The concert is free and the public is invited to join their regular guests for a pleasant afternoon of music. A reception will

PAGE 22

22 Gabber May 3 May 9, 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 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.

PAGE 23

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 23 Zoo Story

PAGE 24

24 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 SoStudio is Coming Soon Tickets for the 49th Street South Business Associations second annual SoStudio Tour on Saturday, May 12, will get you entrance into 19 studios, all of which serve beverages, and three community art spaces, which serve food, too. Pick up your wristband 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 or leap onto the Gulfport trolley to enjoy great art, conversation, food, drink, and inspiration. 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 have any question, call Marisha yahoo.com) or Tamara 727-512-2763 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 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.

PAGE 25

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 25 Not Her Thing Volkswagen fan Peggy Sue Craig poses in a 1974 Volkswagen Thing at the Wild Weekend Volkswagen Camping Event. Volkwagens of all makes and models, from a 1950s-era Beetle to a new millenium Golf, putted onto the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement for a weekend of Volkswagen camping. Saturdays events included a swap meet, car show and a VW car rafe. On Sunday, the Volkswagens made their now-annual parade over the Sunshine Skyway. This Thing belongs to Sage Samuels, who lives in Palmetto. He performed the body-off restoration himself. He says he would consider selling the Things, which has 38,000 miles, for $20,000. Things started at just under $2,500 in 1974. Welcome, Madame President! The Gulfport Historical Society welcomed new president Miki Vaughan at its annual meeting last Wednesday evening. Miki grew up in Gulfport and volunteers with the Gulfport Community Players as well as the Gulfport Historical Society. The annual meeting took place on museum grounds at 5301 brought covered dishes (including town historian Lynne Browns rosemary cheese sticks) while the Society provided ham and light refreshments. Vaughan replaces the longtime past president and her friend Judy Ryerson, who died in March. The Society operates the Gulfport History Museum and welcomes volunteers. Call 327-0505 for more information. Medicine, from front page People will go through the garbage, especially that of elderly people, to get medicines. Two, the collections keep the medicines out of the environment. Finally, the collections keep the medicines away from young children pills and think theyre candy. Within a month or so, Detective Curtin says the St. Pete Beach will have a secure drop box at the station where people can drop off unwanted medicine.

PAGE 26

26 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 By Holiday Mathis On the heels of yesterdays full Scorpio moon, there will be an assimilation process. Mysteries were solved, answers revealed, secrets exposed. Now, what do we do with the information that came out of that drama? On Tuesday, Mercury enters Taurus promising to formulate a practical plan. The Aquarius moon closes out the week suggesting that whatever we do, it whole. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youll execute many routine actions, things that are so much a part of your day to day that they do not stand out as being important. Its these same habits that help you develop into precisely who you want to be. Give yourself credit. Youre right where youre supposed to be, doing exactly whats needed. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will be much busier than usual, and the way things are looking, this may very well become the new normal for you. Your main focus will be on building relationships. Networking takes time and energy. It wont be worth it to you unless you really know what you want from people. Get clear on your goals. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel helpless over your romantic destiny, but youre not. Youre extremely powerful, much more so than you realize. Instead of acting out of fear of being alone, go the opposite direction. Revel in solo time. Youre excellent company! Thats what makes people want to be with you. Youll be in high demand. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The past, like time itself, transcends good or bad. It just is. Memories are like stones that are part of a fence; if you start throwing aside the stones that dont please you, pretty soon the whole fence falls down. This passage from Edward M. Hallowell M.D. applies strongly. Accept the stones that lead you here. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Running from your fears only makes them chase you. Other techniques will work better. Offering compassion and friendliness to the frightened part of you will lessen fears grip. Welcoming fear wholeheartedly works, too. And a face-to-face encounter with your fear could make it vanish completely. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Stay in the present. Sure, you have goals. But to fantasize obsessively about a romantic future in which youre more successful than you are right now is hurtful, as its a form of selfrejection. Now is good. It is, after all, the only moment you can do anything about. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youre a generous soul, and you are usually more than willing to share your methods and resources with those who could use help. However, youll wisely refrain from sharing with those who arent quite ready for what you have to offer. You could do more harm than good in that case. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will be as comfortable with left-brain dominated activities as you are with right-brain dominated activities. Youll be a kind of translator for the less versatile, bridging communication gaps between highly analytical people and highly creative people. Youll be a vital member of your team. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Take your time in communicating with others. Everything does not have to be decided in a day. Some conversations are meant to simply put a topic on the table for further investigation. Your immediate response to a situation may be strong, and it will take extra thought and effort to frame it in the best way. AQUARIUS and women both need praise, though the men may not be as comfortable with this need now and may try to hide it from you. You wont be stingy with your compliments. Youll let people know your feelings, and youll be constantly on the lookout for new things to appreciate and new ways to express it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You know how to follow, and thats what will make you an excellent leader. When its your turn to assert your leadership, you dont want to be imperious. You have excellent listening skills and are highly empathic. These are the qualities that will endear you to those under your command. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You cant be aware of your emotions before they begin; it doesnt work recognize the feeling anywhere from half a second to a decade later, depending on your level of awareness. Disapproving of your feelings makes for self-acceptance. This Week's Birthdays: You know your strengths and will work them up to the point that they will seem to some like magic powers. Closed doors open for you this month. June brings something new to want. Your love life takes center stage in July. A September excursion brings you together with new friends. Competitive endeavors give October a sense of fun and purpose. Family needs you, adores you and celebrates you through November. You will truly be the heart of your group. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. OpenThursday, 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. Open Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting

PAGE 27

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 27

PAGE 28

28 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Retired Ofcer Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon 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. 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.

PAGE 29

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 29 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 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 have any question, call Marisha yahoo.com) or Tamara 727-512-2763 2012 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Daniel Noah, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS), hurricane related vendors and the City of Gulfport for the 2012 Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport). The seminar will focus on how to make informed decisions to protect yourself and your family knowing that the hurricane forecast is a prediction, not a guarantee. The seminar will explore recent examples of tropical cyclone impacts that include storm surge, damaging tornadoes. Daniel Noah has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for over 22 years and is currently the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Weather Service. He has been a member of the Florida Governor`s Hurricane Conference Program Committee since 2006 where he works to organize and teach trainings and workshops (http:// about the impacts of hurricanes and to promote changes to NWS hurricane products and services. You can count on another hurricane in the Tampa Bay area, National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Noah said. We just cant tell you when. So you wont miss dinner, the Senior Center Foundation snack bar, adjacent to the Theater, will open at 5 p.m. They are running a special: 2 slices of Pizza and a drink for $3.00 so you can come early to view the vendors before the seminar begins. Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the Seminar starts at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gail

PAGE 30

30 Gabber May 3 May 9, 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.comeSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm, starting May 1. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with otthers to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books.Citizenship Classes: Mondays, starting May 7, 5:00 7:00 pm. FMI, contact Voter Registration: Monday & Tuesday, from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to register/update.Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, May 12, starting at 10:30 am, The Muppets [PG] (2011 release); and, War Horse [PG-13] (2011 release); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, 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 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! RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulf port.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. non-resident Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 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 Monday Friday 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 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 2227. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. May 7th, 10 11:15 a.m. Call Valerie at Jack at 430-0690. Patsi at 501-3559. mara at 512-2763. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.

PAGE 31

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070City of ImaginationOPENING ART RECEPTION Fri., May 4 6-8 p.m. Meet the Artists Free and open to the public. Exhibit May 4th-30th 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 Variety Show: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center wants to celebrate YOU! Come to our free Variety Show on 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. Look 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 & Crafts Vendors, Health Fair Vendors, entertainment and much Center Foundation, Holy Name Church and Boca Ciega Center. Flea market items are also needed. 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 details and info on 2 day trips. Hurricane Seminar: The City of Gulfports annual Hurricane Seminar will be held in the Hickman Theater on Thurs. May 24th at 7pm. Meteorologist Daniel Noah will share how to best prepare for a natural disaster. Come early to receive info from the hurricane related vendors. So you wont miss dinner, the Senior Center Snack Bar, adjacent to the Theater will be open at 5pm. They are running a special: 2 slices of pizza and a drink for $3.00. 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 order. Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available registration fee is $55 and each one 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 Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pmSenior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 TEEN SWING DANCE Fri., May 4 7-11pm, $7 Lesson & Dance Ages 13+ www.swingtime.info MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., May 6, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th

PAGE 32

32 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012

PAGE 33

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 33

PAGE 34

34 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012

PAGE 35

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 35 Excerpts heard at the May 1, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Seems like itd be more to the point to say Caution: clams, bivalves and other creatures in the sediment of clam bayou are dangerous to consume. The presence of pesticides and other hazardous materials makes them hazardous. Patricia Millward, about the signs the city considered posting in Clam Bayou The black barrels just look like a shadow... We spent a lot of time talking about what we were going to do with trash barrels... and I dont think we should talk about changing the color of them. Patricia Millward, who talked about the color of the trash barrels. They had fun... Thanks, guys. Thanks, Marivel. Janice Ryan, about the Teen Council and the presentation they made to council just before the Mayor opened the public session Im here today to introduce our team, the Gulfport Pirates... We just want to keep the youth out of trouble. Sophia Dutton, one of the organizers of the Gulfport Pirates, a local sports team for kids. be more diligent on this issue. City Manager Jim OReilly, about citizen Lee Stapellas concern at a prior meeting that someone had an illegal open container of alcohol. Not one person has spoke against it. Mayor Mike Yakes, about the Domestic Partner Registry I want to tell you thank you. Im grateful for the work that youve done on this. Make no mistake: this does not replace marriage equality. Jan Lowe, about Councilman Dan Liedtkes suggestion that the registry mandate the partners create healthcare surrogates and designate power of attorney. I know its probably a symbolic issue, largely, at this point, because were so small, but I think we need to take that symbolism and carry it through the rest of the state. Bob Newcomb, about the Domestic Partnership registry. Newcomb serves as the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. I dont know that your intent was to disenfranchise people.. but to add some meat to the ordinance. Bonnie, about Councilmember Dan Liedtkes assertion that the domestic partnership registry didnt go far enough without mandating partners assign power of attorney and designate a healthcare surrogate. It can be amended. Bob Worthington, about the Domestic Partnership Registry Is it possible to note on the form... that it doesnt substitute for those forms? Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, about the domestic partnership registry and, while he agreed that the city should not mandate establishing a healthcare surrogate and power of attorney, he asked that the city inform those who register that the registry would not offer them the rights afforded by such legal documents. I just think it doesnt provide a lot of value at the municipal level... it has very little weight [without...] Id really like to see this have more weight. Councilman Dan Liedtke, about the registry. Councilman Liedtke said he would like to see the registry require power of attorney and a healthcare surrogate designation. It just saddens me that in a town of 13,000 theres somebody who feels like this is of little value... this really has deeper meaning for a lot of people in our community. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, about Councilman Liedtkes comments. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.

PAGE 36

36 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Learn about Hurricanes and Boats The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present the United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series program, Hurricanes and Boats, on Wednesday, May 16th from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. This two hour seminar covers how to select a location and prepare your boat to survive a hurricane. The program includes Student Notes and copies of the slides. Florida. Instruction is free; materials cost $15 per family with a maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.boating-stpete.org. 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. Learn about your E-Reader at Salon Meet with others to discover new ways of using your e-reader, tablet and/or mp3 or to learn the basics. Martha or Alex will be available to assist as needed. Join the E-Salon group on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501

PAGE 37

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 37 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 Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Stan Johnson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Exe. Com. Mtg-6pm Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

PAGE 38

38 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 4/19 Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence1000 Blk 59th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery6000 Blk Shore Blvd S. Theft4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5400 Blk 16th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Friday 4/20 Person Under Inuence3000 Blk 50th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1700 Blk 55th St. S. Domestic2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Keep the Peace64th St. & 7th Ave. S. Animal Call13th Ave. & 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Fraud/Forgery800 Blk Gray St. S. Drug Call2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 18th Ave. S. Animal Call5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Saturday 4/21 Domestic5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. TrespassShore Blvd & 58th St. S. Burglary600 Blk 54th Lane S. Theft1300 Blk 53rd St. S. Burglary Vehicle600 Blk 54th Way S. Burglary Vehicle5400 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5200 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Theft58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Drug Call17th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Vandalism700 Blk 60th St. S. Neighbor Problem5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5500 Blk 19th Ave. S. Theft1100 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Sunday 4/22 Stolen Vehicle1000 Blk 49th St. S. Injunction Violation5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal CallYork St. & 31st Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk 50th St. S. Prowler5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft5900 Blk 19th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise2900 Blk 49th St. S. Monday 4/23 Vandalism1400 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft5600 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft49th St. & 11th Ave. S. Noise2900 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic1300 Blk York St. S. Disorderly Conduct5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Tuesday 4/24 Juvenile Trouble5700 Blk 21st Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5400 Blk 16th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Animal Call9th Ave. & 60th St. S. Domestic18th Ave. & 59th St. S. Neighbor Problem2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disturbance5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise5400 Blk 17th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble23rd Ave. & 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 16th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem2500 Blk 51st St. S. Burglary5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Burglary Residence5000 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Wednesday 4/25 Prowler2100 Blk 54th St. S. Prowler5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble700 Blk Gray St. S. Neighbor Problem2500 Blk 51st St. S. Civil Matter5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Drug Call2500 Blk York St. S. Domestic5300 Blk 14th Ave. S. Animal Call52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Crime Awareness Meeting The next Zone 1 Crime Watch meeting will be held Saturday, May 5th, at 4 p.m. in the Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617 49th Street S.). Representatives from the Gulfport and Saint Petersburg Police Departments will be available to listen to neighbor's concerns and answer any questions. All Saint Petersburg residents living on the North side of 7th Ave. and between com

PAGE 39

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Public Safety Boating Class A Safe Boating Class will be offered 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 Amvets Post 698 News hello to everyone, especially their members and future new members. They had a wonderful Easter and the turnout for the Easter Egg Hunt was fantastic. The Amvets Sons offered a wonderful ham dinner and karaoke entertainment was enjoyed by everyone. They are looking forward to presenting a special Memorial are welcome to stop in and say hello dinner is waiting for you on April Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer as registration for the 2012 Summer Program has begun for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Registrations for non-residents not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program begin Monday, May 21st for 30 children max. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. The 10) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, which does (June 11-15) and Post-camp (August 13-17) cost is $77 for each week, Post camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. New this summer is Weekly Rates$50 for residents, $100 for non-residents (excluding Pre and Post Camp). Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets are now available. Call

PAGE 40

40 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Childrens Biathlon Returns to BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Department is very excited to bring back the popular Splash & Dash Childrens Biathlon on Sunday, May 20th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is a non-sanctioned childrens biathlon event featuring a pool swim and fun run in the park, open to children ages 5 to 12 with races done in three different age groups. Registration fees are $5 per child and include an event medal and admission into the post-race Splash Bash at the pool featuring music, games, play on the water slides, contests, prizes and delicious smoothies sponsored by Smoothie King St. Pete. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 363-9245 for additional information and to register your budding athlete for this great event. Apply for Arts and Culture GrantsST. PETERSBURG The city of St. Petersburg is offering grants to organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available online at www.stpete.org/budget/ grantsc.asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 15. Organizations interested in applying for these grant funds are encouraged to attend an informational workshop, which will be held Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth Street N., Room 100. It is anticipated that for next year, St. Petersburg City Council will allocate approximately $175,000 to eligible arts and cultural organizations to assist them in underwriting their operating expenses. The citys Arts Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to City Council in cultural organization must serve the residents of St. Petersburg. The amount provided to each organization depends on the merit of the application and the operating budget of the organization. This current budget year, the city funded local organizations including American Stage, the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Opera Company and more. New Zumba Class Scotsman Fitness at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd S., is now offering Zumba classes. Zumba is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes will be on Thursdays per class. Please contact Rachel

PAGE 41

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 41 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Localization, Not Globalization Recently, weve seen the effects of globalization as local jobs are outsourced. The recession proves that it just isnt working. Economist and author Michael Shuman notes that about 42 percent of our economy is place-based, or created through small, locally owned businesses. This means that almost half of our economy depends upon small, independent businesses, which make up the backbone of our hometowns. These small businesses are what give our towns local color and local from every other exit on the highway, which has the same six chain stores. Also, local businesses are committed to their hometowns and support the local economy through hiring people in the area; making donations to little-league teams and volunteer paying local taxes. The key to economic recovery is localization -reversing globalization. Shuman estimates that we could expand our national economy to be 70 percent local or more by incorporating these 10 simple steps, which will actually save money in the process. -Localize your home. The biggest expense most of us have is our mortgage. Actually, 60 percent of our annual expenses go to shelter. By renting from a local landlord or buying your own home with a mortgage from a local bank, you can localize this expense. Local banks and credit unions typically have the best rates anyway, possibly saving you money in the process. -Drive less. According to Shuman, Americans spend 1 out of every 5 dollars on transportation. That amounts to almost $5,000 per year! Until we can start replacing imported oil with locally produced biofuels, our best bet is to drive less. Using mass transit, bicycling or walking are highest on the list, but not very easy for us rural folks. Use the car sparingly, buy gas from an independent gas station if you can you trust. -Eat Independently. Households spend about $2300 per year on restaurants; unfortunately, its mostly fast-food chains. This one is a simple matter of choice, with wonderful independently owned restaurant. -Check out local arts and entertainment. Most people opt for a movie at a corporate multiplex at the mall. Enjoy homegrown talent! Visit the small repertory theaters and see a real play instead of a movie. Visit an art show, and buy art from local artists. Buy music directly from the bands. -Localize your health care. Get your meds from an independent pharmacy, preferably one that also uses local suppliers -Buy locally grown food. Eating locally -meaning buying fresh vegetables, meats, and dairy from local farms -reduces transportation costs and vitamin loss. The closer you eat to home, the more you improve your health, your view and your local economy. -Localize electricity. We could save thousands per year just by increasing -Give Locally. More than 6 percent according to Shuman. Most of hospitals, universities and churches, but locally we also have arts organizations, environmental groups and many others. -Buy Local! In the time it has taken you to read this, Americans have collectively spent $23 million. Shuman says that $16 million of this owned stores. How far would $16 million go in your hometown today?

PAGE 42

42 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Fide Canem Fide canem: the creed of canine search-and-rescue organizations. These two words often adorn their logos or sit high atop their websites. Reassuring words. They are Latin for trust the dog. SAR dog handlers learn. That rule paid handsomely in Haiti, where SAR teams were responsible for a record number of saved lives when a monumental earthquake shook the Western hemispheres poorest country to its core. Debra Tosch, executive director of the Search Dog Foundation, told the Los Angeles Daily News, When you go on a mission like this hoping to get one having multiple rescues is just amazing. whose mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. After the earthquake in January 2010, at least 175 SAR dogs and their handlers arrived on the scene to do their part. Dogs from the Netherlands and China. From Ireland and France. From the United States, Britain and Canada. Mexico, Peru and Taiwan. Dogs from Spain, Iceland, Germany and Venezuela. What makes these dogs so invaluable? In the context of a calamity like SAR dog is the equivalent of 40 human beings trained in disaster dog, one handler -can accomplish more in these circumstances in 10 minutes than a single person could in several hours. How do they do it? By the divine light of their naturalborn gifts, in part. Dogs possess night-vision without the funny goggles. Their ears pick up more sound frequencies than ours, and their bodies are more agile. They are smaller, lighter and fearless under conditions that would reduce most of us to nightmares. The reason behind the credo, though, is that famous canine sniffer. While a person has about 5 million olfactory sensory cells, a dog can have up to 220 million. Canines perceive certain smells in the range of one part in 10 quadrillion. And one-third of a dogs brain is devoted to olfaction, meaning he is scent smart. According to Gary Settles, professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State University, who studied the canine olfactory system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, They use scent the way we read the newspaper. To put that in normal domestic dog terms, thats how your dog can mark the same spot on the carpet repeatedly, no matter how much perfumed cleanser you drown it in. dogs, this heightened sensitivity becomes the stuff of superheroes. And it is why SAR canine handlers are taught, above all: Fide canem. Specialized training with an expert handler turns a dogs unique gifts into a lifesaving skillset. Tosch said of the SAR teams role in Haiti, All SDF handlers are experts in reading their canines... The canines are literally the Task Forces most precious tool in the hunt for survivors: Their wellbeing is mission-critical. And that well-being is ensured. SDF repays their debt of gratitude to these distinguished dogs by guaranteeing a cushy retirement. Not that these hardworking canines seem overly Terry Trepanier, a lieutenant with the Washington Twp. Fire Department, and his golden retriever, Woody, spent 10 days at Ground Zero after September 11. To know what theyve been through and to see how they performed makes you proud. And they never complain, said Trepanier. They just wag their tails and say, Lets go. These remarkable dogs are a part of our lives. We pass them in airports, cruise by them at border crossings and sail past them at our nations ports. We read about them when children go missing or when a victim of Alzheimers disappears. More than a decade ago, we all sat riveted as they reported for duty when the Twin Towers crumbled in New York City. And more recently, we stood by as they responded to the cry for help in Haiti. Next time you encounter one, be sure to issue a much-deserved scratch behind the ears. dogs or to make a donation, visit searchdogfoundation.org. Or google search and rescue dogs to extend your research to other similarly worthy organizations.

PAGE 43

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 43 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack BarCome see our new menu for Breakfast and Lunch Items. Room also available for small luncheon meetings (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 5501 27 Avenue S. in GulfportFree Seminar on Dog Training Pinellas County Animal Services provides the Learn the Basics of Dog Training Seminar at 10 a.m. Located at Animal Services, this session trainer and member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Participants will learn about housetraining, looseleash walking, and dealing with other challenging behaviors such as chewing and jumping. The next seminar will be held on Saturday, May 5th. The seminar is open for anyone who has adopted a pet from Pinellas County Animal Services or from any other shelter. Owners are asked to leave their dog at home. Admission is free. For more information or to register for the seminar, visit www. pinellascounty.org/animalservices. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. For news on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, call Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg Mondays and will continue their All You Can Eat Monday Night Pasta Dinner for $6. Lodge will be open serving fried cod tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner. Bebe is a beautiful mature cat with very thick black and white fur and exquisite markings. This sweet girl was recently returned and seems somewhat sad because she really wants a family to love her again. She has not indicated if she likes dogs or children, but she hopes someone will realize that she is quite special. To see this lovely feline and learn about more kittens and cats for adoption during our visit saveourstraysinc.com to check out our other felines. Save Our Strays

PAGE 44

44 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Why Buy-Sell Agreements are Important (Part II) ENTITY AND CROSS PURCHASE AGREEMENTS The entity-purchase agreement is a contract within the company, not one among the partners or their families. In the case of XYZ, Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales would enter into a binding agreement with XYZ for the purchase and sale of their respective interests. Upon death, disability, retirement or resignation, Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are obligated to sell their stock to XYZ and XYZ is obligated to buy that stock. To fund this agreement, XYZ can obtain life insurance contracts on both Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales. XYZ pays the premiums and is the When Mr. Gonzales dies, his stock passes to his estate. At the same time, the insurance company pays a the policy. Pursuant to the entity-purchase agreement that Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales entered into with XYZ, Mr. Gonzales' estate will transfer his entire interest in XYZ back to XYZ in return for the cash payout on Mr. Gonzales insurance policy. The entity-purchase agreement allows the value of the stock for estate tax purposes to be determined and gives the Gonzales family the liquidity they need. Entity-purchase agreements do have some disadvantages. There will often be a build up of the value in the life insurance policy which may, be subject to the claims of corporate creditors and susceptible to alternative minimum tax. In a cross-purchase agreement arrangement, XYZ is not a party to the agreement. Instead, Ms. Smith obtains a life insurance policy insur ing Mr. Gonzales. Ms. Smith pays the premiums and is both owner and les does likewise. Under the terms of the cross-purchase agreement, each agrees to buy the other's stock in the event of death using the proceeds of the life insurance policy. When Mr. Gonzales dies, the insur ance company pays the death beneback Mr. Gonzales' interest in XYZ from Mr. Gonzales' estate. Again, the Gonzales family gets the liquidity they need to settle his estate. A cross-purchase agreement carries with it several advantages. First, it insulates cash values and death benalternative minimum tax and corporate creditors Second, it provides a step-up in cost basis for the surviving shareholder and the decedent. These viving shareholder intends to sell the business following the death of the other partner. One clear disadvantage of crosspurchase agreements occurs if the partners who are entering into the agreement are of different ages because the younger partner will pay more to insure the older partner. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson

PAGE 45

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 45 Its time again for another installment of the monthly Teen Council News. We last met on April 19. Five members, three advisors and one visitor attended. the date for our Teen Council our meetings to the second Thursday of every month, and we would hold them at city council chambers (2401 53rd Street South). The time 4:45 p.m. has not changed. Anyone, teen or adult, may attend the meetings. at the Rebuilding Tampa Bay event in Gulfport. We worked alongside So49 at on 13th Avenue South. We will also start a new award, Outstanding Youth of Gulfport. Gulfport schools and the YNOT youth program will get nomination forms. We will also deliver Teen Council application forms to YNOT, as we have one regular position and three alternate positions open. Teen Council will attend the Suncoast League of Cities meeting on Saturday May 1 at the St. Pete Yacht Club. Gulfport Public Works Department invited Teen Council to help build a Recycling themed Float for the Fourth of July Parade. Teen Council will also take responsibility for this years Horror Movie Night, put on in prior years by the Arts Center. Three Teen Council members will work with Gulfports tech guy to build a Teen Council website. Finally, we created a video for the Florida League of Cities Youth Video Competition. Visit www.s.com to view it. If you would like to join Teen Council, the only requirements are you must live in Gulfport and be between 13 MyGulfport.us or pick one up at the Gulfport Recreation Center (5730 Shore Boulevard South). We need one regular member and three alternates. at the Recreation Center for more information. Teen Council will meet again on May 10 at 4:45 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Teen Corner By Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Summer Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division is offering awesome summer camp programs, inviting residents and non-residents Fun with us. The W.A.V.E. Camp is for those who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grades; the T.W.E.E.N.S. camp is for older kids grades; and brand-new this summer is our Junior Counselor program for Junior Counselors assist with camp operations and can get valuable work experience and volunteer hours. All summer long campers will collect stamps on their keep-sake passport as they participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, weekly events such as All Camps Day, Beach Olympics, Kids Triathlon, Fishing Derby and much more. The and Post-camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec. com. Registration begins April 2nd Ciega Drive. Several specialty camps and programs will also be available this summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp program. Archery for Kidz will be offered the weeks of June 11th and July 9th, contact Coach Dan McKaeg at 727-536-6207. Summer Painting Classes will be offered every Thursday, contact Caroline Duvoe for kids of all ages are offered all summer long at the Aquatic Center; registered campers in the W.A.V.E. or T.W.E.E.N.S. programs receive a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call for more information at 727363-9245.

PAGE 46

46 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 6th Annual Bikers n Boobs Poker Run The Bikers n Boobs Poker Run will be held on Sunday, May 20th at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th Street N. in Clearwater hosted by Radical Randy. Event includes a special blessing of the bikes, bike show, Poker prizes of $500, $200 and $100, silent auction, drawings, 50/50, live entertainment, survivor celebration ceremony, vendors, chapter challenge, and more. It proivdes a great scenic route open to all vehicles! Non riders/drivers are welcome to participate. Preregister now through May 16th for $30 (includes shirt and four poker hands) at www.bikersraisingawareness. org. Registration at the event is 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. For more bikersraisingawareness.org or call Raising Awareness, a 501 (c) 3 not cancer funds pay for a local patients living expenses going directly to the source, such as utility company, rent, mortgage, insurance, etc. Donations of nonperishable foods, old cell phones and ink cartridges will also be gratefully accepted at the event.West Virginians to Meet West Virginians, living or visiting in St. Pete. plan to open the summer season with their regular monthly month, May 7th, at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34th Ave. N. in St. Pete. Gathering about 11:15 a.m. to take care of registration and news of their friends, the group will go through the line around 11.30 a.m. beating the noon day crowd. Several program and event ideas will be discussed to begin planning the coming year. Call Sandra at Congratulations, Karen Karen Alexeev of Gulfport placed 1st in her age division (60-64) in 2:52:27 (4 minutes ahead of 2nd place) at St. Anthonys Triathlon held in downtown St. Petersburg on Sunday April 29, 2012. Democratic Club to Meet On May 10th the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will meet at Pinellas Park starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m. followed by a lovely buffet dinner ($15.) at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the speakers presentations and discussion. The speakers include Rep. Darryl Rouson who will discuss the latest session in Tallahassee, Rev. Mark McKenzie (minister, teacher and radio personality) and Sandy Oestreich, President of Equal Rights Alliance The clubs annual picnic at Fort DeSoto will be discussed. Call Betty Morganstein 727-360-3971 for reservations.

PAGE 47

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 47 Sign up for Free Swim Lessons for Kids TonightST. 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. Republican Club to Meet State Rep. Jeff Brandes (R-52) will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, May 9th, at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34 Street N. in St. Petersburg. Following his presentation, Rep. Brandes will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is Invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting, on the second Thursday of the month, May 10th at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), 12175 125th Street N. in Largo. An educational class will be held at 7 p.m., with a short meeting at 7:30 p.m. followed by a presentation. An orchid sale, Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. For more information, please call 727 550-7993. 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 space is limited. Vendors will be located at the Theater Lobby. A table will be provided, but you must supply your own linens. Vendors scheduled so far for 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 more information on vendor set up time for this event,

PAGE 48

48 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 By Scott LafeeHow You Feeling, Doc? If the happiest patients are served by the happiest doctors, then smiles all around if you happen to have arthritis, skin problems or cant see straight. Medscape Medical News surveyed 29,025 U.S. physicians representing 25 specialties, asking them, among other things, to rate their sense of wellbeing. Topping the charts were rheumatologists, followed by dermatologists, urologists, ophthalmologists, emergency medicine doctors, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, radiologists and family medicine physicians. The least happy physicians were neurologists, gastroenterologists, internal medicine specialists, oncologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, diabetes and endocrinology specialists, nephrologists, critical care doctors and cardiologists. The very happy rheumatologists averaged a score of 4.09; the least overall it would seem that most docs are mostly happy. The survey found that the happiest physicians tended to exercise regularly, maintain an average weight, consume one or two alcoholic beverages daily, and didnt smoke. shape, married, involved in a religious organization and over 60 years of age. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin per hour, about 1.5 pounds a year or 105 pounds of skin by the time they are 70 years old. This translates to an entirely new outer layer of skin cells every 27 days, almost 1,000 new skins in an average lifetime. GET ME THAT. STAT! Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children declined in the United States to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses (incidence) among men decreased by an average of 0.6 percent per year between 2004 with rates leveling off from 2006DOC TALK Focused H and P -The results of a history and physical examination. The patient is physically examined and interviewed by a doctor about a diagnosis is made. The term focused refers to the fact that the exam and discussion are limited to a particular issue. In other words, if the patient is complaining of a headache and double vision, the doctor does not examine the patients feet as part of the diagnostic process. PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Galeophobia -fear of cats. Not to be confused with galiophobia, which refers to a fear of French culture OBSERVATION The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it. -Comedian Steven Wright CURTAIN CALLS In 1977, Formula One racecar driver Tom Price was killed at the South African Grand Prix when he was struck in the head by a track marshal Frederik Jansen van Vuuren was running across the racetrack to of Prices teammates) when Prices speeding vehicle fatally struck him,

PAGE 49

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 49 Fun on the Water at Boca Ciega Yacht Club Mixer OKeefe pulls his boat, Mixers Mistress, starboard to the dock as he returns from giving people a sailboat ride at the end of the day. The free sailboat rides were part of the Boca Ciega Yacht Clubs Fun Day. The Gulfport club opened its doors to all with rafes, hot dogs, soft drinks, and information about its programs. The Club gave away almost 300 sailboat rides. Members like OKeefe donated their time and skills to pilot 18 sailboats in all. Other club members cooked 900 hot dogs while still others kept 1200 soft drinks and bottles of water iced and ready. We do this to give back to the community. This is our thank you for supporting us, club member Jean Proach said. Boca Ciega Yacht Club also offers a free youth sailing program. We nd if the children are introduced to the water at an early age they dont get involved in non-productive things, Proach said. If they can get their high on the water theyre not going to look someplace else. Summer Fun and Water Safety DayST. PETERSBURGCity of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation kicks off summer fun with an informative day focused on water safety on May 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Martin Luther King Jr. Street N. Activities include in-pool swim evaluations for children 2 years old and up by demos and healthy cooking demos. Resources and guidance for water safety and swimming lessons, FSPA pool vendors, swim team information, prizes and refreshments are available. Sponsors include All Childrens Hospital, Florida Safe Pools.org, Publix and 4th Street USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Mays program includes: Powering Weather May 22 and Your Boats Radio May 29. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is cepelinai (potato meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at

PAGE 50

50 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter April 25th meeting. The following were installed: Lucy Brushaber, President; Donna Smith, 1st Vice President; Sharon Ingram, 2nd Vice President; Pam Puskas, Extension Secretary; Kay Brown, Corresponding Secretary; and Valerie Rankin, Treasurer. Congratulations to these year term 2012-1014. Barbara Bofferding, Val Rankin and Sharon Ingram attended Tampa City Councils Founders Day Luncheon at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. It was a lovely luncheon and their Chapter Women of the Year and Council Woman of the Year were Tampa City Council were installed. and the very deserving Women of the Year. On Monday, April 30, members and guests attended the Annual Founders Day Banquet for Sunshine City Council at Isla Del Sol Country Club. The chapter woman of the year was announced and congratulations to Joyce Keller of Laureate Epsilon Theta for being chosen our woman of the year. She did a wonderful job as 1st vice president and chaired a beautiful Golden Ritual event in March. The Executive Board transition meeting was held on Wednesday, May 2 at the home of Sharon Ingram at 7 p.m. At this time the outgoing and incoming boards reviewed by-laws and prepared the budget for the next year. For more information, please contact 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

PAGE 51

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 51 Local ObituariesTRAPPMAN, 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 was predeceased by his two sons, William Herman "Billy" Trappman and Dana Kurt Trappman. 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 donations in Bill's name to the St. Petersburg K-9 Unit or the SPCA. Visit the family's online guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com. SLEBECK, SARA R., 93, of Gulfport, died April 26. Predeceased by husband Joseph; one stepdaughter; many nieces, nephews, grands and great-grandchildren. Royal Palm North. In Memoriam Alex, on May 6 it will be one year since you left me. I miss you and love you so much more each day. They say it gets easier, but I don't see it.Marilyn

PAGE 52

52 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 The Little Things (and the Big Ones) Make the Difference For Gulfport ResidentBy Cathy Salustri New faucets wont change Elaine Hilliards life, but they will make it a whole lot better. I never would have bought a house if I thought I wouldnt be able to take care of it, Elaine Hilliard says. She sits on her couch, occasionally peering out her front window at the cadre of volunteers painting, planting, and rebuilding in her yard. As so many Gulfport residents seem to do, she found Gulfport almost on accident. While visiting her grandchildren in St. Pete, she Gulfport. This, she realized, is where I want to be. In 2000, she left New Jersey for her and moved into her new home on 13th Avenue. She closed on the house and prepared to make it her own, but that week had a car accident not her fault, shes quick to point out and sustained back injuries that plague her still. In addition, she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Her ability to walk and move about freely decreased over the years. steps. Her wheelchair waits for her at the end of the couch. Elaine cant work anymore, but she does volunteer. She crochets hats for the Salvation Army. Over the past four years, shes created roughly 500 hats and scarves. Thats my way of giving back what I can give, she said. As her physical state deteriorated, however, so did her house. It needed a roof, paint, and a plethora of other repairs she could neither perform herself nor afford to pay a professional to handle. One day, Elaines phone rang. A woman from the Gulfport Senior Center she thinks it was Cynthia Dean, but she cant quite be sure told her about Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay. From there, the national organization took over. Rebuilding Together started in Tampa Bay when the Superbowl came to town; the NFL partners with Rebuilding Together when they go into a community for the Superbowl, and efforts can continue in following years. This Saturday the Tampa Bay chapter coordinated the efforts of volunteers with all skill levels and, Saturday morning, they spread out into the community to rehabilitate four Gulfport homes. Elaines home was one of those. Volunteers replaced her roof, exterior doors, rekeyed her locks, repainted electric panel. Of all the repairs, the new faucets will make the most difference in her life, she says. As an RA sufferer, turning the knobs to open and close the spigot meant pain for Elaine. She also couldnt grasp them properly and, as a result, they never shut off completely. Dont misunderstand shes thrilled with her new roof. Worrying about how shed pay for a new roof weighed pretty heavily on her mind, and she literally cant say enough nice things about that but the new push-to-use faucets make her life immeasurably better. Its not just the roof, or the faucets, or any one thing, but the help from her community that touches her. What goes around comes around, she said I think its so super. Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay organized an army of volunteers from several counties. These volunteers descended on four Gulfport houses and make small and big improvements. Homeowner Elaine Hilliard says the improvements to her home from a new roof to new faucets make her life better.Join the 320 Club Town Shores residents who are interested in becoming charter members of a new 320 Club (formerly the Golf Club) should call 290-9662 They hope to have a prospective membership list to present with their club application to the Masters Association and hopefully have the club started by September. Reasons to join Gulfport Toastmasters Club! speaking and increase your selfin your job or with your volunteer activities through more effective communication skills and leadership training. practice organizing your thoughts and presenting them clearly. can enhance what you already know and practice new skills. Come as often as your schedule allows! They meet every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Ave. S. (off 49th St. S., one block from Gulfport Blvd). For questions, contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727CTK needs Shorts Short, shorts and more shorts are needed. Clothes to Kids has an urgent need for shorts in all sizes. They also need jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants, skirts and shoes. CTK is dispersing over 1,000 shorts per week. Clothes To Kids serves Pinellas students, K through 12, on the free and reduced lunch program for free! New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N. Hercules Ave., or in St. Pete at 3251 3rd Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Call 441-5050

PAGE 53

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 53 First United Methodist VBS First United Methodist Church of Gulfport invites all children, K-5th grade, to get ready to dive into fun at Operation Overboard: Dare to go Deep with God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience Gods underwater universe at VBS! The fun begins June 25th and ends June Street S. in Gulfport. The adventure includes regular Deep Sea Voyages into the Bible, crafts, music and dinner. To be a part of all the excitement call the church registration is a requirement so we know how many to expect for dinner.

PAGE 54

54 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Paying for CollegeBrother can you spare a trillion dollars? That's the estimated college student loan debt, the next bubble to burst, some say. No jobs, no money to pay the debt. Most of it is government loaned, some private. Interest rates on these loans are set to jump from around three to six per cent shortly (part of the bill to fund Obamacare) and at the moment, both political parties want to stop the hike and are arguing how to cover the lost anticipated revenue. Tax the rich vs. program cuts. Keep in mind that many of these loans guaranteed by the government have long term payouts at subsidized interest rates. The long term agenda, however, is to forgive those debts. President Obama's past rhetoric about affordable college, opportunity for everyone to get a college education, and his current demonizing of the burden students face (he's campaigning on college campuses), is indicative of this. It's certainly popular with students and probably with their parents. Who doesn't want free college? Except, those who didn't and aren't going to college who have to pay for it. And, just maybe, we can't afford it. Besides that, part of the issue is the cost of a college education. The "scandal" is that college costs have and 30 per cent faster than medical Products Index (used to measure cent per year over the past decade; college tuition has risen 7.5 per cent; medical care, 5.7; and new homes 4.2 per cent. That's while federal aid to colleges have risen $100 billion in those 10 years. I don't have any dropping in the last couple of years, more education is subsidized the faster tuition has risen. Public school tuitions have risen at a faster rate than private schools, but, because of subsidies, public schools cost less, roughly half. It stacks up like this (tuition and fees and room a year; public four year, $21,447; private, $42,224. Of course, that's not what everyone pays. Scholarships and grants lower the cost for public schoolers by 50 per cent and private and community college students by as much as 100 per cent. Obviously those who pay full rate, no assistance from the college, subsidize the others. Why have college costs gone up? Some of it has been because they can. Easy student loans, taxpayer subsidies, and big demand. Faculty costs, including health and pension costs, have risen and competition for quality has forced prices up. Then there are the extras: counseling (mental and physical health and general support as well as career development), tutoring, sports and recreation and leisure time facilities, more complex administrative duties (regulation compliance, i.e.), broad course offering (some say too broad and too inconsequential), and demand for high quality facilities. Lots of issues here, but the public, private, and political issue is paying for higher education. Not everyone needs or wants a college education although a college degree demands a higher salary in the market place. Others can be competitive with a vocational approach to education, though more and more jobs require more technical training some of which could be achieved with a more competitive K-12 education system. Nor does a college degree mean happiness and satisfaction. Nor can some handle the rigors of a strong academic program. At a minimum (or maybe maximum) an education (whether college or not) is about learning to learn. Jobs and careers and conditions change. The person who is mentally agile and adaptive and disciplined, ready and equipped to learn, is going to survive and stay ahead of the game of life. Most of this is individual responsibility. Some is public interest. No one has been forced to sign loan papers and no one should sign, or be encouraged to sign, documents they don't understand. There shouldn't be an expectation that someone else will pay for another person's individual choices. Count on a move for another big bailout, maybe not until after the election, and depending on who wins or which party dominates. Opposing it will earn a label of being heartless and worse: working against the public good and what "the people" want. Email your opinion to:

PAGE 55

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 55 Jonathan Schork works out of a nifty little gallery-slash-studio in the burgeoning Artists Alley just off Beach Boulevard. Walk in on a Friday night ArtWalk, stop and ponder some of the paintings he has on the wall, and you cant help but feel peace and happiness wash over you. You cant call him a painter, though, because he writes. He has photos printed on canvas. He creates steel sculpture. He works in wood. You name it, he creates it. If you had to label him, youd simply call him an artist, because he has a wealth of creativity burbling inside him that he cant seem to contain. I tend to get pigeonholed as that steel guy, he says. He used steel to create the windchimes at the corner of Artists Alley and a birdbath outside his gallery. Theres some steel around here. I probably do more work in plaster than steel, but youre never going to hear anybody say that plaster guy. I call myself a polymath artist; there arent too many media I dont work in. I work in steel, stone, wood, fabric... I work in painting, photography, I write. One of my favorite things, actually, synthesis of everything I do. But thats not whats unusual about him. Not in a town like Gulfport, anyway. He creates almost compulsively (everywhere you turn in Schork-Munsell Studios you intricate in detail that showcases this mans artistic small, uncluttered space, hes managed to put a lot of his creative life on display). No, whats unusual about Jonathan is his love story and how art brought him to love and how love brought him to art. This is a romantic story, and its a peculiar story, he says at the start. He married his high school sweetheart. Well, thats the easiest way to describe it: she was his high school English teacher. We turned the community upside down, he said. He married her when he was 20. They moved to the Florida Keys, where no one would blink an eye at their age difference and no one cared that their love caused a scandal in another town. They carved out a life together and took their try at happiness. All was not perfect in paradise, and over time he realized that his wife had a jealous streak. One day he met a woman visiting the Keys. He was working on a sculpture and chatted with her about sitting for him. He did not cheat; it wasnt that sort of thing. Nevertheless, his wife grew jealous of the woman. Shes just your type, she told him. He did nothing and never saw the woman again. That was 1995. He remained true to his wife, but the woman captivated him. She showed up, over and over again, in his work. His wife died. He kept creating. All that time, this mystery woman remained. She kept turning up, in was writing, he remembers. An artist friend, Cynthia Wynn, read some of his work and told Jonathan, I think I know her. The woman stayed with him. Two years ago, Cynthia had a show in Mainsail. Jonathan traveled to the area with her, where they stayed at her friends house. After 15 years, the woman of his dreams stood before him. The house he planned to call home for a few days? She lived there. It belonged to her. The woman was Ciara Carinci, head of Gulfports Three Muses and a Fool theatre company. After 15 years to have come back together like that, I think theres something thats beautifully circular, he says. Gulfport can certainly thank Ciara for bringing Jonathan to the artist colony that remains, the steel-willed group of creatives who insist the Gulfport arts community will not fade away. He left the Keys for Gulfport almost two years ago. He almost lived in the Ukraine, but decided that Gulfport offered him more. The thing that attracts me to places is the people, and thats why I stay. I had no community there. Im here for a month and I had more community in Gulfport than I did in the Keys after 22 years, he says. Gulfport, and Ciara, are his muses. More so, he says, than in the Keys. He opened the Schork-Munsell Studios for the Saturday Art Walk in December of last year. The Munsell comes from his former wife, as it was her stepfathers name. The painter Richard Munsell was the only other man my wife felt ever loved her. Without divulging too much of his personal suffering, tragically. Jonathan honors her memory, but he has not stopped living. He continues to create, and the studio co-named in her honor serves not as a mausoleum but a celebration of life: not just hers, not just his, but anyone who creates. In April, Ciaras theatre company, Three Muses and a Fool, mounted their production On My Mind in the space. Even without the story of his muse and how she drew him to Gulfport, Jonathans studio has plenty to see something many Gulfportians already know. During any ArtWalk, the studio buzzes with people and art and life. The reception in the community has been overwhelming, Jonathan says. I try to make sure we have some new stuff every Art Walk. I want them to be surprised; I want them to see something they havent seen before, he says.Jonathan Schork: The Man, His Muse, and Art

PAGE 56

56 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers 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. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. 727-488-4586. Shri 727-612-8582. Classes/Tutoring LOVE ART?-Painting, Drawing and Illustration. Customized Lessons. All ages and Levels are Welcome. Call Raye Daum, BA Smilth College. Suntan Art Center. 727-482-3453. Cleaning/Housekeeping 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.We Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condominiums, Homes & Commercial. License #2557. 727-898-2474. Leave Message, Thank you! 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 TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, $35/ hr., Work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service

PAGE 57

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 57 HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

PAGE 58

58 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. 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 GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. Insurance HEALTH & DENTAL PLANS$49.95 per Month, Entire Household. Includes Vision, Chiropratic & Prescriptions Discount. 24/7 Telemedicine. Call 727-557-9610. Lawn Equip. Repair OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCELawn Mowers & Small Engines. Also Lawn Maintenance & Hauling. Nature Scapes, 727-290-8185, 727-459-1431. ROYAL PALM TREE SERVICELicensed & Insured, providing all aspects of tree care/ services. Free Estimates, Quality Work. 727517-6075. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Home Improvement Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

PAGE 59

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 59 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. 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 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Small Engine Repair PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. 2 GOOD ROOFERS NEEDED-Pay Commensurate w/Ability. Prefer Drivers License. Call 458-4355. F/T MAINTENANCE WORKER II-City of Gulfport-Immediate opening available for skilled & semi-skilled work in the maintenance of City streets, utilities, facilities, grounds and/or collection of solid waster and refuse. Must have a valid FL driver license, CDL Class B preferred. Entry: $11.09 Hrly. Backgrounds, drug screenings, and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd Street So. or via fax at (727) 893-1005. E.O.E. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m. CLEAN MY HOUSEWeed Flower Beds. No Heavy Lifting. Need Help for 3-4 Days. Possible Weekly Cleaning. In Gulfport. Willing Worker, $10/Hr. Dan, 727-249-3849. PART TIME HELP-Yard and Maintenance. 727-798-7383. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Help Wanted PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

PAGE 60

60 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 1999 BUICK REGAL LS-like New, Loaded. 22,600 Miles. $6800. 727-367-5757. 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. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances MOVING RATTAN KITCHEN SET-Glass top 2 Chairs. $195. Portable Singer Sewing Machine. $125. Collectibles from Latin America. Etc. 727-360-7190. COUCH W/RECLINING ENDSCenter Table (Pull Down). Rocker Recliner. Wall Huggers. $350/Both. 727-347-0731. SOLD CONDO MUST SELL FURNITURECouch, Table/Chairs, 2 Armoirs. 727-3602958. DINING ROOM SET-Elegant Ivory Lacquered, Leaf, 6 Chairs. Light China Cabinet. All for $650. Must See to Appreciate! Call 727-5574852. CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Black lacquer with hand painting 72 wide 727-595-0423. General MURRY RIDING MOWER40 cut, front engine, lawn tractor, 13HP, rear twin grass Catcher, New Battery, Belt & Blades. $400. 727-866-0397. INSIDE SALEContents of Antique Collectible Store. $Quality Merchandise$ 6575 Bouganvilla Ave. S. Off Pasadena Ave. Friday & Saturday 9-2p.m. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717.MOTHERS DAY GIFT BASKETSBring ad in for a Free Gift. Beautiful Spa Baskets. $10.-$60. Delivery Available. Value Fair Market 3951 34th St. S. St. Pete 727-5574852. Health & Fitness CPAP UNIT REMSTAR BY-Respironics. Use and Tested. $175. 727-525-4584. Marine COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. May 12th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Wanted OLD ZIPPO LIGHTERS-and Tobacco Smoking Pipes for Private Collector. 727-525-4584. WANTED REEL TO REEL TAPES-Call 727421-4019. Legal Notices NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENThat Superior Schools Corporation, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Plato Academy located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statues. May 5, 2012. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale INDOORS, RAIN OR SHINE-Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Household Goods. Everything Must Go! Saturday Only 9am.-3pm. Gulfport 2700 56th St. S. 726 61ST ST. S.-Saturday 8am.-? Tools, Misc. Household. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 2830 UPTON ST. S.Saturday & Sunday. 8-1pm. Bike, headboard, patio furniture, clay pots, mason jars, wrought iron, and much more! Automotive General Wanted Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

PAGE 61

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 61 MULTI FAMILY SALE-Sat. 8am.-3pm. 6251 28th Terr. N. Downsizing from Large Home to Condo. Household items, Mens/Womens Clothing, Bedding, Power Tools, TVs, VCR, Christmas Decoration and Lots More! MULTI FAMILY SALE-Friday & Saturday 8am.-12:00. 5142 Preston Ave. S. LOTS & LOTS OF PLANTS,-Orchids & Household Stuff. Friday and Saturday 8am.3pm. 5102 29th Ave. S. Gulfport. 4507 15TH AVE. S.-Friday & Saturday 8am.5pm. Household, Clothes, Electronics, Jewelry. SATURDAY 9:00-1:00-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Books. .25, .50 & $1.00 Everything must go! 1210 22ND ST. S.-Benet Next STEPP Center. Baby Items, Household, Tools, Clothes, Furniture & More! Saturday 8-3p.m. MOVING SALESaturday Only. 8-3p.m. Everything Must Go! 1902 55th St. S. 1500 49TH ST. S.-Sat. May 5th 8:30. Georgia Meat Market. Printer/copier/fax, Throw blankets, wigs, jewelry, perfume, misc. 6580 BOUGAINVILLA AVE. S.-(off 64th St. and Pasadena Ave. S.). Fri. & Sat. 9am.-4pm. Tools, Workbench, Antiques, Antique Mirrors, Jewelry, Bakers Rack, Plants, Lots of Misc. BIG SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY8 Til ? Corner 47th St. & 11th Ave. S. Furniture, household, clothes, new and used. Kids, mens, Womens, plus sizes. Costume Jewelry. Cheap, Cheap, Cheap! Lets make a deal. SAT. MAY 5-4534 21st Ave. S. Compaq computer, VCR, printer, mens clothes 32-36, womens clothes & shoes. Boys clothes 6-14. Small appliance, linen and furniture, etc. Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. H. M. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. T.D MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. Yard/Garage Sale Lost & Found POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. T.D 4 P.L.N. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. Card of Thanks

PAGE 62

62 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 3BR/2BA GULFPORT HOME-Pool. $900/Mo. plus 1st./last. Studio Flat Gulfport $550/Mo. Water, Trash, Electric Included. 2BR St. Pete $600/Mo. 727-331-3923. MAXIMO AREA 1BR/1.5BA-2nd oor. Screened Balcony. Canal View. Pool and Tennis. New Paint. Magnicent Tile Throughout. New Carpet in Bedroom. Walk to Publix Shopping Center/Eckerd College. Pets Ok. $800/ Mo. 727-823-6420 or 727-743-9188. QUIET STUDIO APT.-Attached to Single Family Home around corner from Gulfport Beach and Beach Blvd., with Shaded Private Patio, Good Southern Exposure, Hardwood rs, Off St. Parking, Caretaker on Premises, Cable Included. No Smokers. $500/Mo. Please call Ralph at 727-345-0390 or Julie at 773-3397901. S. PASADENA NEAR STETSON-Law School. 2BR/1BA Garage Apt., Utility Room, Large Living Room. Excellent Condition. $775/Mo. Also Large Efciency St. Pete Bch. Water Included. $610/Mo. 727-345-7036. LARGE 2BR MOBILE HOME-Furnished, Excellent Location. $575/Mo. $250/Dep. Very Nice! Looking for Great Tenants!. 727-4106599. 2519 27TH ST. S.-3BR1/BA, New Carpet. Central Heat/Air. $900/Mo. +Deposit. Pets Ok. Available Now. 727-641-6711. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR $550. 2BR $725. (2nd r). Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. TYRONE AREA-8084 22nd Ave. N. 3BR/2BA, Garage, Clean, Fenced, Pets Extra, CHA. $990/Mo. & Security. 727-347-1779 or 727347-8298. 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. $750/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. GULFPORT DUPLEX-Large 1BR Overlooking Park. CHA, No Pets, Prefer Non-smoker, $675/Mo. includes WSG. $675 Security. 727322-0191. Lv. msg. NICE 2BR/1BA-Quiet, 4511 2nd Ave. S. $750/ Mo. & Security, Includes Water, W/D Hookup. Section 8 Welcome. Call 727-455-8998, 727343-7343. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. READY NOWFurnished Efciency, All Amenities, All utilities included, Including Internet and Cable. $650 mo. 727-433-0005. MAINLANDS 2BR/2BA-1 car garage. Unfurnished house. Water, cable television and landscaping included. Club facilities and pool. 727-822-6659. 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. No Pets. 727-348-4833. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. WESTWOOD VILLASSpacious 1BR Condo, Pool & Laundry on Site. Close to Beaches & Tyrone. No Smoking. $590/Mo. 727-729-9553. WATERFRONT FULLY FURNISHED-2/1. First oor. Pool, Laundry room, 1 person 55. Annually $1085/Mo. 727-656-9060. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 2BR/1BA NEAR ARTS DISTRICT-2415 51st St. S. New Carpet, Paint, Appliances. $850/ Mo. plus 1st/last/security. 727-643-9329. 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. 3BR/1BA GULFPORT HOUSE-5214 28th Ave. S. $700/Mo. +$700/Security. Parking in back alley. 727-710-0776. 3BR/2BA JUNGLE AREA HOME-Pool, Fireplace, Large Fenced Yard. Background Check. Dog Friendly with Pet Fee. 727-348-4833. UNFURNISHED 64TH ST. S. #816 Gulfport, Immaculate, Large 1BR/1BA, $650/mo. Water, Sewer & Garbage Paid. Laundry Room, Quiet, Near Pasadena Shopping & Bus. Walk to Stetson. 727-798-8837. Accommodations to Share FURNISHED ROOMW/D, Smoker Okay, Cat Okay, $125/Wk. $500/Mo. Includes Utilities. 727-410-5035. HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $90/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Real Estate Wanted RETIRED COUPLE SEEKINGQuiet, DogFriendly House w/Fenced-In Yard for Feb., Mar., 2013. Call 716-685-1392. 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. 1BR/1.5BA TOWN SHORESWindsor #907. New Price! $118,500. with 4 Months HOA at Closing. Stunning Waterfront Remodel, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appliances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727455-3556. PENTHOUSE BALCONY CONDOTown Shores Buckingham, View of Cruise ships, Furnished, 2/2, W/D, Underbuilding parking. $289,000 o.b.o. No Realtors. 727-347-9690 or 727-543-8139.REDUCED TO $116,900Town Shores, Diplimat #308, This is a must see 1BR/1.5BA condo w/spectacular open water views. Updated throughout, furnished, move-in ready. 1 cat allowed. 55+. Bill Sampson, Jr., Realtor. Baird Realty Group, 727-7767280. 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 2BR/2BA-Avalon top oor. New Hurricane Thermal Windows with Plantation Shutters. Pet Friendly. $86,500. Michael Schaffer Realty Resources 727-409-1347. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE BY OWNERTown Shores 55+ Condo. Diplomat 1st oor. Desirable, Large 1450sqft. 2/2 with Master Bedroom on the Bay. Breathtaking Open Water Views from most rooms. 3 Walk-in Closets. Private Back Door just Steps from Water. $142,500. 727-864-4022. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale

PAGE 63

Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012 63 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale

PAGE 64

64 Gabber May 3 May 9, 2012