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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 05-10-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2257 May 10 May 16, 2012 Shopping Local on Corey Shopping local is hard work! Locals Charles Reckmeyer (left) and Jeremy Shaffer (right) take a breather and patronize a local business at the Sunday Market on Corey. The Corey Avenue market on St. Pete Beach will run through Sundays in May. It will close for the summer but reopen in the fall. Armand and Karen: A Gulfport Love Story We have come here today to join in matrimony Armand and Karen... Its a Gulfport story, Armand Taddeo says as he waits for his bride-to-be. My band was playing downtown. She came in with a friend. Karen Gentner attended Saint Petersburg Junior College in the 70s. She used to hang out in Gulfport then, but once she took a teaching job across Tampa Bay, she stopped coming to Gulfport. In 2006, See Love Story, page 2 Armand and Karen Taddeo married Saturday in his restaurant, Gulfport Cafe. Customers and family surrounded them as Mayor Mike Yakes and Gulfportian Pam Prell ofciated. Nominations Wanted For Outstanding Youth Award Help Gulfport Teen Council recognize the great contributions young people are making in our city. The Gulfport Outstanding Youth Award is an ongoing award that aims to recognize young contributions to the City of Gulfport & its residents. Do you know a young person who has made a difference in another persons life, in the community, or at school? Please share their story. Awards will be presented by Gulfport Teen Council at City Council meetings. Nominations are open to; still attending school. school in Gulfport, or made a positive effect on the City of Gulfport or its residents. contributions to an individual, group, or the community. Nomination form may be found at South. Forms may also be downloaded at www.the Gabber.com. Click on Lifestyle, then Youth.

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2 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Love Story, from front page a friend brought her to the Cinco de Mayo Friday night ArtWalk. Happiness in a marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created... Karen, a musician herself, found herself watching Armand as he played lead guitar in a band called Blinky and Fritz. In between Beatles songs, they chatted. After the ArtWalk ended, he took her to Bennigans, where they sipped coffee and talked until well past midnight. The courtship should not end with the honeymoon. It should continue through all the years... That Sunday, he called her and asked her to come to Gulfport and take a walk. They walked down to Williams Pier at 7 and stayed there, It is a common search for the good and the beautiful... We just hit it off. I never felt that way with anyone, Armand says. Karen started traveling to Gulfport more and more. They became regulars at Pias Trattoria on Beach Boulevard. She fell in love with Armand. It is doing things for each other, not but in the spirit of joy... Karen moved in with him and continued to commute to work. Armand bought Sals and started trying to change its image. He renamed it Gulfport Cafe. When Karen retires this month, she will join him at the restaurant. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner... Saturday, six years to the day they met at ArtWalk, Armand and Karen stood before their family inside Gulfport Cafe. Armand closed early for what was supposed to be a small ceremony, but his customers wanted to be there. By three oclock, Gulfport Cafe looked every bit as crowded as it did that morning. Mayor Mike Yakes, a longtime customer of Sals and then Gulfport Cafe, introduced the couple. Gulfport wore a white cotton sundress; Armand wore a Hawaiian shirt and slacks. They held hands as Mike Yakes spoke. They blinked and swallowed hard. They smiled at each other. Pam Prell spoke next; they repeated her words. They kissed. Six years to the day she watched Blinky and Fritz play at ArtWalk, Armand and Karen were married in the town that brought them together. I went to an ArtWalk, and there he was, Karen says.

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4 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Community Band to Perform Final Concert Come join the South Pasadena 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.SoStudio Tour is Here at Last The 49th Street South Business Association thanks two of its members, JSR Training and Farias Marking Group, for defraying the cost of the Gulfport Trolley, which will take art-lovers to the Gulfport received at the starting place serves as a boarding pass. Reaching the St. Petersburg studios of Byron Howes and So40 member Barbara Nicolazzo (shared by Melissa Schultz) will require extra effort, but these artists promise it will be worth it. 49th Street S.), and the Gulfport Arts by City of Imagination). Not only will these locations exhibit work of nonstudio artists (as will the Industrial Arts Center), but this is where to get wristbands and tour guides, food and The other studio artists include Nancy Cervenka, Janet Corrigan, Mark Curtis, Cheryll Grogan, Patricia Hardwick, Derrick Johnson, Cathy Lees, Owen Pach, Carol Pieszchala, Jonathan Schork, John Shevlin, Clint Stone, Frank Strunk III, Monika Watson, So49 member Catherine Weaver, and Victoria Anne Wenners.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 7 John Levique Pirate Days Plan to Pillage Johns Pass Village and prepare for hurricane season 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. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their last Pancake Breakfast of the serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the 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 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Register for Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have open registration Womens Summer Softball League be played on Friday nights beginning non-residents, due at registration. For more information please call Public Safety Boating Class A Safe Boating Class will be offered in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Cost is $40 per person, all materials and the State of Florida bobber card good for life time.For questions Spaghetti Dinner YNOT Ministries will be holding a at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Church of the S. in Gulfport. All of the proceeds will be used to send their youth to summer camp for a week. Please come and support their youth.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 9 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, 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. 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. 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 www.stpetepreservation.org.

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10 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Faces of ArtwalkEshia DiCocco (right) celebrated her 60th birthday with her sister Paulette at Friday nights Gulfport ArtWalk. Oscar, a seven-yearold Havanese, also joined the festivities. If you were at last weeks ArtWalk, you may have seen the wandering Chiquita Chihuahua. Chiquita Chihuahua works with Limbo Chihuahua rescue to bring awareness to and raise money for the unwanted chihuahuas that Megan Barrett takes into her rescue and works to re-home. Sterling Magee, local legend and national talent, offers proof of the healing power of music. Friday night, the once-dormant blues legend proved that he still has it, and its better than ever. Sterling Magee got the crowd on their feet in front of Joeys House of Renee Originals with his throaty blues. Craft Beer and Food Truck FestivalThe Grand Central District will be the site of a craft beer and food truck festival on Approximately 40 craft beer breweries will be on hand to distribute tastings to event attendees. A large portion of these breweries are Florida locals ranging from Green Bench Brewery (Saint Pete) and Big Storm Brewery (Odessa) to Saint Somewhere (Tarpon Springs) and Little Giant Brewery (Bradenton). Live entertainment will be provided throughout the festival, which will be held in the Grand Central District Central Avenue. advance and $40 on the day of the event, and include $9 in tickets to be used at the food trucks. Advance beer tickets will soon be available for purchase at local bars and breweries, and also through Ticketmaster. Beer tasting tickets do not need to be purchased to attend the event trucks. D&B Ministries and the Grand Central District Association. Nonfood vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Lauren Ruiz, at 727grandcentraldistrict.org. Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t ! P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o ! e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 11 Get your Mothers Day gifts Wrapped Save Our Strays volunteers will be on hand at Sears Tyrone Mall and decorate Moms presents for donations for its animals in need. Time is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The groups creative wrappers will be set up in Sears Womens department at the stores St. Petersburg location on Tyrone Blvd. Art Show Features Dog Imagery Who let the Dogs Out?, art show who use dog imagery in their works. Gallery and Portrait painting Atelier Refreshments will be available, Hosted by Diane Gugliotta and Jon Drossos. Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor three May concerts on the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. and the Swing Seven will play from On Thursday, May 24, Bobby Tess to 4 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Learn about Hurricanes and Boats The St. Petersburg Sail and Power States Power Squadrons Seminar Series program, Hurricanes and 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing 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 with a maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.boating-stpete.org.

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12 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Letters In favor of Right to Choose Dear Editor how surprised and disappointed we were to hear Council Member Liedtke voting against the proposed Domestic Partners Registry in Gulfport. As much as we understand the need for every couple, gay or straight, married or not, to have Power of Attorney and Health Care Surrogate documents, it should not be an issue forced on people. It should be encouraged as much as possible for all, and we believe Mr. Hendersons recommendation is the appropriate as domestic partners to enact those documents. Even if a Domestic Partners Registry, in Mr. Liedtkes opinion, is nothing more than symbolic, that does not preclude a vote in favor of what would be a hugely important symbol in the lives of same sex couples in Gulfport. It would also be a symbol to others outside of Gulfport, an important sign of the fairness with which we treat people here. It will also serve as a helpful impetus for the County to adopt its own registry, which of course would be far more than symbolic. For those of us who would take advantage of this small measure of fairness, the only one yet available to us, it is of historic importance. We hope that Mr. Liedtke will understand that when he decides on which side of vote.Daniel Hodge and Mike McCue Free HOPE (Home Ownership for People Everywhere) Expo HOPE (Homeownership for People on Saturday, June 2nd at Raymond Parkway, Tower 4, St. Petersburg. The Expo features First Time Homebuyer workshops in English industry related exhibitors. The workshops run from 9 a.m. Prize drawings occur throughout the of completion required by some lenders down payment and closing costs assistance programs. Exhibits local and community-based housing agencies; Realtors, lenders, and other housing industry professionals. Registration for the workshop is required. For more information or to register, visit our website at www. the general public. Children will not be permitted in the seminar, and childcare will not be provided. Lunch is available on site at attendees expense.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 13 Featuring the Clare Valley Region of Australia Riesling is King in the Clare Valley. Nearly every winery in the Clare Valley produces it. Its regard is held so high that, towards the turn of the last century, a collaboration of local wine makers saw all Clare Valley Rieslings put under screw cap seals to minimise any chances of defect. There are a few large prominent wineriesTaylors, Pikes, Sevenhill and Annies Lane, but many of the wineries that call the Clare Valley home are considered boutique with small production levels and started making sacramental wine. Now it also produces premium white, Trip to Clearwater MuseumThe Gulfport Historical Society will visit the museum of the Clearwater Historical Society on S. Martin Luther King Ave. in Clearwater. Those interested meet at the Gulfport Historical Museum carpool to Clearwater. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 727News from the Gulfport Historical Society

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14 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Players Hold Annual Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will be holding their Annual Meeting at their Back Door Theater. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Board reports will be read and elections will be held for Board positions. The Nominating Committee has recommended the Miki Vaughan, Olga Kruse, and Cathy Culler. Nominations will also Only current members with dues or earned membership paid prior to election. In addition to the election, the Annual Audit Report and By Law changes will be on the agenda. The Players urge all members to attend this meeting and election. While at this meeting, you can also purchase your tickets for the Players coming up on Saturday, June 9th at this same location. The tickets your dinner. Doors will open at served at 7 p.m. Please note that all dinner tickets must be purchased (not just reserved) no later than June 2nd. If you cant be at the Annual Meeting, you can purchase these tickets at Eileens Resale Boutique in Gulfport. Exhibit Features Childrens Art is a family event hosted by Pollyzoom at Davidson Fine Art (Artful Living) in St. Petersburg on Saturday, event is free and includes interactive art and dance activities, door prizes, snacks, face painting, and a kids art table with artist Paula Allen. First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. For more information on For Kids, By Kids by Pollyzoom, please contact Jacqueline Deschamps visit www.pollyzoom.com or www. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 17 Learn about Hurricanes and Boats The St. Petersburg Sail and Power States Power Squadrons Seminar Series program, Hurricanes and from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg 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 of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.boatingstpete.org.Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette health and when to use chemicals. Pick up free brochures. Anyone who has a group can contact me at Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Vendors Needed for Craft Fair All local vendor applications for the Christian Church must be received Pete. Applications and information Vendors showcasing jewelery, art, candles, sewn creations and various craft items will be displayed in the east campus area facing 22nd Avenue N. A live band, area food creations, also be available for the public along with free admission and parking.

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18 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The end-of-the-year luncheon and 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. 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 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 the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) new members. If you have not renewed your be received by June in order for your name to be in the yearbook. Please send a check to Elsie Crimaldi or pay

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked a few vendors why they set up shop at Gulfports twice-monthly ArtWalk. Heres what they said.Kristina Pugzliene, Gettrud really like Beach [Boulevard]. I like the oak trees. I was in Clearwater and other places, but this is a nice atmosphere. Bob Gould, Nautical Odyssey, well-established. Theres a lot of vacationers who know I come here, and a lot of locals. Because it is good for me. Plus, I enjoy it. so I wanted to be a part of our local ArtWalk. Megan Barrett, Limbo live here and I can bring the rescue dogs here and people like to come see them.

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20 Gabber May 10 May 16, 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 and Saturday. Gift Store is open

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 21 Worship Guest Speaker at Disston Church David Curry from Temple Terrace will be a special guest speaker at the Disston Avenue Church of Christ, Gulfport, Florida, on Sunday, May to Ethiopia to preach and is making plans for another trip in the summer these trips involves preaching in the countryside and teaching classes to further develop preachers in various locations in the capital city of Addis Ababa and surrounding areas. He will present three lessons on will be A Shadow of Things to Come. For more information, contact Lother

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 23 Island Paradise

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24 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Upcoming Classes at the IAC Registration is open now for glass and metal arts classes at the Industrial Arts Center, including Sculptural Welding, Glass Blowing IAC is located in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. The next Sculptural Welding series with Jonathan Schork is scheduled beginning students, is scheduled on The Fun With Torches lampwork series with instructor Jason Bourgholtzer is scheduled Monday, from 6-9 p.m. both nights. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call Inaugural Corntoss for Kids tournament St. Judes Cathedral School is partnering with Tampa Bay Club corntoss tournament on Saturday, St. Petersburg. The event will offer a full day of tournament play, a scoring, and an array of prizes and more. St. Judes will be selling beer, beverages, and food for all to enjoy as well as some additional entertainment for smaller children. the schools technology programs, ensuring that appropriate updates are made. Get your teams in now! Teams are made up of two players tampabayclubsport.com. Contact Candace Sierra at on sponsorship. Corntoss for Kids run through 4 p.m. with warm-up Pinellas Youth Symphony to Perform The Pinellas Youth Symphony will present a Finale Orchestra Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg). and students. Tickets are available website. Performing groups include the Pinellas Youth Symphony, Serenade Strings, Pinellas Youth Philharmonic and Symphonic Strings. Top student musicians from Pinellas County and the surrounding areas are well represented in this concert. Visit www.pysmusic.org.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 25 Gulfport Regatta Enjoys Light Breeze Jody Abrams helps take down the sail on a friends boat after a day of racing in the Gulfport Multihull Regatta. Sailors taking part in the Gulfport Yacht Clubs Spring Series had a light wind for last Saturdays regatta. Donate Blood at Market on Mothers Day The Corey Area Business Association is teaming up with the Flroida Blood Blood Donation. All Lifesaving Blood Donors will receive a HERO off with the purchase of 2 entrees at Outback Steakhouse. Donate blood or platelets two (2) times between steak dinner* courtesy of Outback Steakhouse, plus be entered to win Outback for a Year* and a suite package** from the Tampa Bay Rays (see details at Corey Fresh Market, Be a Hero to patients and their families and your Florida Blood to Operation Homefront who provides assistance to our troops, their families and wounded warriors when they return home. All donors will receive a wellness check up, including a cholesterol screening and a special Operation Blood Donation HERO www.fbsblood.org. To make an appointment for Mothers Day visit www.fbsdonor.org and use Live Music with Yoga Immerse yourself into the movement of yoga complemented by a musical Shore Blvd. S. Class fee is $20. Joel will play a myriad of healing vocal and guitar sounds. (breathwork), verbal and visual cues for postures (asanas), alignment, adjustment and mini massage option stamina, focus, and overall health. Leave feeling renewed, grounded, centered and refreshed. Contact Joel Jadus, Musician, Registered Yoga Teacher Intl Assoc.

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26 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The conjunction of the luxurious Taurus sun and generous Jupiter at the top of the week promises that mothers will be lavished with love and showered in gifts. Nothing is too good for the one who nurtured you. Note that its not necessary to break your budget; it really is the thought that counts. That said, make sure the thought is clearly expressed. On Tuesday, Venus begins a retrograde cycle in Gemini, and love wont be so easily articulated. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your need for security will be at odds with your need for adventure. You may envy the one who goes off in his or her own direction, believing that life will offer more to that free spirit. But theres equal merit in your own path. Your risks are calculated. Trust your reasons and the particular math of your thought process. GEMINI be looking for healthy ways to nurture your body. Finding a food and exercise balance that suits your lifestyle, physiology and disposition is only half the battle. The other half has to do with producing supportive, accepting and constructive thoughts and making a habit of thinking them. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youll be drawn to challenges far above your current ability, but thats OK. If you mess up, second, third and even fourth chances abound. Every moment is an opportunity to start over. Of course, you may need to move your pride out of the way, which will prove to be the most LEO Buddhist meditation of mindfulness that includes speaking aloud the activity in which you are currently engaged -for instance, Im getting the mail now, or Im taking out the garbage. Its proof, if you needed it, that its not insane to talk to yourself. In fact, it can focus you in a way thats spiritually uplifting. VIRGO go from thinking that everything matters a great deal to letting go completely. Everything still matters, but you dont need to control it any more than it wants to be controlled by you. In peaceful moments, you will even give up your ego, temporarily experiencing yourself as a wave in the space-time continuum. LIBRA Whatever other people need you to do this week, youll consider not doing it. Its the only way you can tell that youre acting out of your own will and not engaging in some automatic response pattern. It will be important for you to retain your unique identity in all things. Happiness is doing it your way. SCORPIO know what youd like to learn, but youre still unclear who the best teacher will be. Before you plunk down money, do your research, which includes reading the signs. If you dont know how to read the signs, at least note them. Thats the beginning. If getting in touch with someone is easy, thats a good sign. SAGITTARIUS One way that you can be happy and feel like youre continually making progress is to claim a long-term goal that really excites you. Break down big goals into small, doable tasks. Stay engaged with small, daily steps. A long, drawn-out and potentially discouraging process actually becomes fun. CAPRICORN Youll enjoy exploring the esoteric and will come to new understandings about how things work. Your attention is magic and will change things. You can send your energy forward, and it will imprint upon the world without touching or being near the object of your focus. AQUARIUS Your opinion will be sought out, but needed. Others want you to bear witness to their stories, problems and insights. By listening carefully, youll know what to say that will answer the situation at hand and be actionable. PISCES People dont know what youre going to do next, and they will tune in to will intrigue and delight. Youll gain admirers -but what you really want is customers. Youll get those, too, stating your preferences. ARIES business is more than an activity or trade in which you are engaged. Your business is a system that you execute in a particular way -a way that has integrity and gives you an week youll recognize what makes you different and special, and youll work to perfect that. know what you want, and your burning desire makes life more vivid. This month youll realize that youve felt constrained by a certain aspect of your life. Youll take action, and before June is over, youll be liberated. It will be as though Investments pay in July. You once gave someone the perfect gift, and the good karma comes back around in August. Your family celebrates you in creative ways in October, which is also the beginning of a new cycle. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6 Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Open Open Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Entertainment by Geno Open Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 27 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 Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg welcomes all adults to their crafts Monday of the month from September through June and the following Street. A sense of enthusiasm and a wish to meet new people is all that is necessary, though your own scissors and a pencil are always good. Curly Willow Painting boxes from herbs and seeds 27. Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga class. If you have any question, call

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28 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria at 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 learning how the Coast Guard station in St. Petersburg protects and guards the public. Email Joyce Walters at Night Bloomers to Meet The next meeting of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Night Bloomers will at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, The program will be a Propagation Tricks to Propagate Plant Cuttings. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring plant cuttings, gloves and clippers.

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30 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com service, please update your records.** 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 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Mondays, startpopcorn provided by the Library! FMI, the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to Meeting Game on! Teen Board Game After noons Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! Business Debtors Anonymous Meet June 7. RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulf ments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES non-resident non-res. PROGRAMS Resident reation Program for children who have Proof of residency is required for registraResident registration starts Monday, May 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 PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kinderprogram 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 registranon-residents. Program hours are until until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of 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. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stick

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 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 is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center wants to celebrate 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 tails in the Gulfport Gabber. Boca Ciega Community Yard Sale sale at the Boca Ciega Center at & Crafts Vendors, Health Fair Vendors, entertainment and much Center Foundation, Holy Name Church and Boca Ciega Center. Flea market items are also needed. for more information. Senior Center Rays Fan Club Come have lunch at the Senior and stay to watch the Rays play the great fun to watch the Rays with other enthusiastic fans! available such as Hard Rock Casino on May 27($20) or Ybor City Tour including lunch at Gaspars Grotto Hurricane Seminar 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 SPECIAL SERVICES 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 to place your order. GEMS Door-to-door transportation service registration info. Diabetic Support on Mondays at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Center calendar in its entirety, please gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ROCK 'N ROCK SWING BAND & DANCE featuring "THE IMPACS" Fri., May 11, 8pm-12am $12, 813-840-3715 www.swingtime.info ELLIS HALE'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., May 13, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237

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32 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 FO R KIDS! Need More Details? See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps. Need More Details?See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 33 FO R KIDS! Need More Details? See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps. Need More Details?See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps.

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34 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Summer Camp DetailsAll Star Baseball Camp, All Star Indoor Training Complex, 3199 46th Ave. North, St. Pete 33714, 727-5283186. www.AllStarIndoorTraining.com Six week-long camps will be held during the months of June to August. Camp Dates for 2012 are as follows: June 11-15, June25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, July 30 Aug and Aug 1317.Artzy Kids Series at The Suntan Arts Center at the Don Vista Building, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706 Phone: 727-367-3818 5 one week sessions beginning June 18, 8:30am-12:30pm. For children going into K-4. Covering various media and art history. Pinellas County teacher, Agents in Action, Gulf Coast Christian Schools, 6355 38th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Phone 727-345-3448 www.gccskids.or g For children entering 1st through 6th grades, this 9 week adventure gives children the thrill of exploring Gods beautiful world. Children develop an understanding of how to care for the planet as we explore plants, insects, weather and more. Tuition includes all activities, including garden projects, activities, crafts trips. Preschool program also available all summer for 2 5 year olds.Camp Kadima, Jewish Community Center Suncoast, 5023 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-3216100. www.JCCSuncoast.org Camp Kadima Open House: Sunday, June 10, 2012. 1st Four Week Session: June 11 July 6, 2012. 2nd Four Week Session: July 9 August 3, 2012. Post Camp: August 6 17, 2012. Israeli Scouts Visit: June 21, 2012. Closed for Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Shake It For Shara, Dance-A-Thon: Thursday, July 5, 2012. NJY Resident Camp: July 23 30, 2012.Sunrise Performing Arts Academy, 4326 6th St. S., St. Pete 33705. 727-647-3615. www.SunrisePerformingArts. com Summer Camp Programs starting soon. Sunrise Performing Arts Academy is the essence of what dance is truly abouta celebration of LIFE! Offering a variety of classes to meet the needs of people in our community, no matter what their age, skill level, or performance desires may be.Saddle Up Riding Club, 6080 94th Ave., Pinellas Park, 727-520-3132. www.SaddleUpRidingClub.org June 11th: Regular Camp. June 18th: Camp for Children with Special Needs Only 9 1 Daily. June 25th: Regular Camp. July 9th: Inclusive Camp for able and disabled riders. July 23rd: Show and Drill Team Camp, Riders ages 10 and up only All Day Horse Show on Saturday July 28th. July 30th: Regular Camp. August 6th: Trail Camp Riders must be experienced Ages 12 and above only. August 13th: Regular Camp. Camp includes, riding time, camp t-shirt, crafts, snacks, pizza picnic, and trail time on Friday each week. St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Summer Camps & Passport to Summer Fun, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, (727)363-9245. www.spbrec.com June 18th June 22nd 8:30-11:30am Fishing 1-4pm. Photography June 25th June 29th 8:30am-12:30pm. Water Week 1-4pm. Little Chefs July 9th July 13th 1-4pm. Foil Fencing July 16th July 20th 1-4pm. Cake Decorating July 23rd July 27th 9a-11am. Fashion Star 1-4pm. Journalism July 30th August 3rd 9am-12pm. Construction 1pm-4pm All American Dolls. The St. Pete Beach Community Center also offers three full summer programs The W.A.V.E. for those completing K 5th T.W.E.E.N.S. for those completing 6th 8th College for Kids Summer Camp, St. Pete College, Available at locations throughout Pinellas County, 727341-3000. Log Onto Kids K-5 the fun abounds with art, music, rocketry, cooking, science, language and other creative programs. Multiple locations listed online. Middle School Programs include economics and business as well as pre-law the court system. Lon on to the website for more information. Specialty Camps include science, art and math, musical theater and rocketry programs.Noisemakers, 5511 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 727-345-7472 www.Noise-Makers.org Rock & Roll Camp Dates: Jr. Rock Camp: June 18 22, 9:00am 12:00pm. 3 6 year old children admitted. July 23 26, 9:00am 12:00pm. 3 6 year old children admitted. Rock CampJune 25 July 2, 9:00am 2:00pm. 6 10 year old children admitted. July 16 20, 9:00am 2:00pm. 6 10 year old children admitted. July 30 August 3, 9:00am 2:00pm. All ages over 6 admitted. Sr. Rock CampJune 25 29, 3:00pm 8:00pm. 10 15 year old children admitted.The Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, 727-895-7437 x215. The Pier 2012 Summer Marine scheduled June 11-Aug. 10, will take place at both The Pier Pass Village, Beach. The two camps at The Pier are for and campers who like to learn about sharks and marine mammals. Campers at Johns Pass Village can choose from from six land and sea camps. They will board boats and head out on the water to learn about dolphins, the ecosystem and the Science of Fishing! Information and registration forms are online at: www.pier At the Camps are start at 9am and end at 5pm. 8:30am and picked up by 5:30pm. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Summer Marine Adventures with the Family Center on DeafnessJune 11-15, Ages: 7-12. here is a waiting list for this special camp for deaf and hardof-hearing children offered in partnership with the Family Center on Deafness in Pinellas Park. Marine Mammals Camp at The Pier July 23-27, Ages: 7-12, Limit: 20 campers Sharks and Stingrays CampAt the Clearwater Marine June 18-22 OR July 16-20, Ages: 7-12, Limit: 20 campers.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 35 Rally for the Cure The City of Treasure Island is taking part in Rally for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness campaign that began as a grassroots womens golf expanded to include tennis events. The Rally for the Cure Tennis Mixer will be held at the Treasure Bay Golf Paradise Boulevard in Treasure 9 a.m. for a fee of $20 per person. The event is open to the public and to reserve a spot please call the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis participant will receive a one-year subscription to one of a selection of Conde Nast Publications magazines including SELF, Bon Appetit, GQ or Architectural Digest. As part of the Rally for the Cure tennis mixer, a fastest-serve contest will be held. A prize will be awarded to the winner. Participants should wear pink! All Komen for the Cure. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Council Seating Why did the council rearrange its seats on the dais? Banno and Jennifer Salmon to the Mayors left and Vice Mayor Sam stems from a 2009 council decision. City Clerk Lesley DeMuth tells us that in 2009 the council decided that the vice mayor would sit at the mayors right and the most senior councilmember would sit to his left. The 2009 council also decided that the newest member would sit to the Vice Mayors right.

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36 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Coming To America not a pretty sight and not something view. Certainly its economic woes, or those of partners such as Greece, Italy and Spain, will have a negative effect on our economy, particularly since our big banks are involved. On the other hand, economic competition However, deconstructing the currency, the euro ( except in the between the partners would be chaotic. There are 27 countries to Romania on the east. Its all a bit of heavy reading, and I dont want to go much further except to use that topic to launch another. That topic is what many Europeans left behind when they came to America and how America is different and why it is different and why we dont want to be like Europe. our population is latino or hispanic, or whatever is the proper designation, Africa, and that another bloc comes from Asia or the Middle East But, all that aside, people came to To leave behind religious differences or wars, to escape rigid and regulations, to escape an all powerful, crushing central government, to escape or be free of cultural bonds that restricted their personal lives, or to escape all four of those, and, yes, some came just to escape their own pasts. However, the key is most came to pursue their individual goals, their dreams, and that goes for most of the non-Europeans, too. It was not an all protective state that attracted these immigrants. It was the lure of individual and cultural freedoms that permitted a multi-culturism on a volunteer and not a government ordered order. no one sought to destroy cultural differences, but instead permitted individuals to preserve their cultures within a frame-work of individual freedoms. Individual integration into a new way of life focusing on individual freedoms was the attraction because those freedoms permitted individuals to survive and grow and succeed (and sometimes to fail) without the oppression of an all-powerful, all seeing government. It is no coincidence that communist countries had to keep its people in while America has had to limit people from coming in, or that Europe had continual religious and political wars and ideological revolutions. George Washington, in his against tying America to European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice and spoke of steering clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world. That hasnt worked out too well although weve had more countries emulating us rather than the other way around. However, it was Americas uniqueness to which he spoke. Now, Europe struggles with a partnership that wiped out borders and created a common currency, that struggles to centralize economic power, and even cultural power, refuses to commit enough to its own military defense, but has no apparatus to seek the approval of the people it tries to govern. The individual countries appear to be going their own way and more toward socialism and more centralized and controlling government. to want to come to America unless, of course, we mess up and commit to be more like them. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 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 John Ellis 6:30-9:30pm Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Voting 12 6pm Meeting 6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas.

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38 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 4/26 Domestic6000 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Domestic5800 Blk 13th Ave. S. Person DownGulfport Blvd. & 55th St. S. Disturbance3000 Blk 59th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1600 Blk 55th St. S. Friday 4/27 Civil Matter5600 Blk 13th Ave. S. Noise52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem1600 Blk 55th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Saturday 4/28 Animal Call2200 Blk 59th St. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk Newton Ave. S. Vandalism600 Blk 54th St. S. Disorderly Conduct1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk 27th Ave. S. Civil Matter5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Sunday 4/29 Domestic1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Noise1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Disorderly Conduct2800 Blk 46th St. S. Domestic1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Domestic54th St. & Essex Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2500 Blk York St. S. Domestic1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Person Under Inuence54th St. & 28th Ave. S. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Person1200 Blk 49th St. S. DomesticGulfport Blvd. & 53rd St. S. Lost/Stolen Tag2300 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 18th Ave. S. DomesticGulfport Blvd. & 53rd St. S. Burglary Residence800 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic700 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic2700 Blk 54th St. S. Monday 4/30 Domestic1400 Blk 55th St. S. Drug Call6200 Blk Kipps Colony Ct. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Call6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call1200 Blk Gray St. S. Burglary Vehicle5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Tuesday 5/1 Prowler600 Blk 54th Way S. Person Under Inuence5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vandalism2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Drug Call5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1600 Blk 53rd St. S. Disturbance2400 Blk 53rd St. S. Internet Fraud6200 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. Accident with Injuries11th Ave. & 49th St. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Wednesday 5/2 Person Under Inuence54th St. & 31st Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic4900 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call52nd St. & 15th Ave. S. Reckless DriverBeach Blvd. & 27th Ave. S. Accident with InjuriesGulfport Blvd. & 53rd St. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Hit & Run5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Drug Call1100 Blk 49th St. S. Trespass2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Theft52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Keep the Peace900 Blk 60th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 26th Ave. S.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku 2012 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Daniel Noah, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS), hurricane related vendors and Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine 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 wind, Daniel Noah has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for over 22 years and is currently the Warning Coordination Meteorologist National 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 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 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 Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 41 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntDear Graduating Class of 2012 I wasnt invited to give a graduation speech this spring. Still, I was prepared. And since a good speech is a terrible thing to waste, I offer it to you now. You worked hard; you stuck it out even when you wanted to quit. You persevered, and for that I offer my sincerest congratulations. Lest you conclude youve just crossed the have just arrived at the starting line. Now its time to run the race. Get a job. I know it is your intention to get a job, but do not give yourself the luxury of taking the summer off. Theres a belief that Really Great Jobs await those with degrees. Yes, it is true that your lifetime earnings will surpass what your peers without degrees can expect to earn, but not in the beginning. To achieve lifetime earnings, one must actually become employed. Plan to start at the bottom. This is called the entry level. There are no Really Great Jobs at the entry level. That means the lowest pay. If you think you had to scrape and scrimp in college, think of that as the dress rehearsal for what is to come. In fact, in this employment climate, entry level might mean two jobs, or entry-level job somewhere else. Attack your debt. Statistics suggest the vast majority of you leave college with student and credit card debt. The decisions you make for how you impact the direction of your life. You avoid, ignore, prolong and otherwise try to put off repayment until a more convenient time in the far distant future; or you can face your debt head-on starting now, believing that lifes greatest opportunities are reserved for those who are not chained to debt. Put yourself on a three-year repayment schedule, and then stick to your plan as if your life depends on it. It may. Live frugally. Never allow yourself to spend all that you have. Strive to live below your means. Make it your personal rule of life to give away part of what you receive. That will keep you from greed. Likewise, save some for your future. That will keep you from fear and worry. Keep driving your old car. Theres no new car that feels as good as a car payment feels bad. Be careful whose advice you follow. Learn to decipher what really matters to you so you wont waste your time and money on things that dont. Do not try to impress others. To do so gives them the power to make choices for you. Do not focus on what you lack. Determine instead to want what you have, and to be truly grateful. Strive to be content, for that is how you will And trust me on the debt issue. Really.

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42 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Make a Pit Stop at SPOT Free spay or neuter surgery is Owners pay for rabies shot, or provide proof of current vaccination. Call or apply in-person at SPOT, Park. Do not bring your dog with you. Appointments are limited. Grant funding is made possible through partnerships with SPCA Tampa Bay, Animal Farm Foundation and the Florida Animal Friends license plate Tampa Bay Rays and Animal Shelter Partner for CalendarThe Tampa Bay calendar is now available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic as well as the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field, the Tampa. The calendar will sell for go to Pet Pal Animal Shelter. features Rays Manager Joe Maddon with his Great Dame, Athena and his English Bulldog, Winston; Evan Longoria and his Boerboel Mastiff, Tatum and Bull Terrier, Jango, both rescues; David Price and his beloved Deuce, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is a no-kill, rescuing dogs and cats from animal shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations or lack of socialization or training. Pet Pal is also dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation neutering and responsible pet ownership. To donate to Pet Pal Animal Shelter or for more information, visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com or call 727SPCA Pet of the WeekBella is three plus years old and has always lived as an inside cat. She likes to perch in high places to keep an eye on her household. She is better with older children, good with other cats but has no experience with dogs. Adopt Largo. www.SPCATampaBay.org. energetic and playful puppy that loves everyone. Snickers is also learning how to walk on a leash and how to sit and stay. She is spayed, up to date with vaccinations and microchipped. Snickers will make a great addition to any home. To meet Snickers, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 43 Players Audition for Summer One Acts The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for their Tuesday, May 22nd. Auditions will be held at the Players Back Door S. in Gulfport. They will begin at 7 p.m., but its suggested that you short audition forms. This Festival is a great way to break into community theater. The plays are very short, so there are not a lot of lines to memorize. There are to 20 minutes in length. The Players will need both males and females, All interested people are urged to try out for a part. through July 22nd at the Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Drop on by and try out! 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 Community Center and Aquatics This is a non-sanctioned childrens biathlon event featuring a pool swim and fun run in the park, open done in three different age groups. 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 for additional information and to register your budding athlete for this great event.

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44 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Guardianship? Part 1 A guardianship is a formal legal proceeding in which another party has control over the legal rights of a person who is determined by a Court step in establishing a guardianship. the Court a Petition To Determine Capacity. The alleged incapacitated person is called the ward. The proposed party who will take care of the ward is called the guardian. After the Court receives a Petition To Determine Capacity, a committee of two (2) professionals, usually medical doctors, and a third person is appointed by the Court to question and examine the proposed ward and review. In the event an examining Committee determines that an alleged ward is not incapacitated in any manner, the Court will dismiss the Petition To Determine Incapacity and the guardianship proceeding is terminated at this time. If the examining Committee determines that an alleged ward is incapacitated in some way, an Incapacity Hearing will be scheduled with the Court to determine the extent of the ward's incapacity. Attorneys for the petitioner and the proposed guardian will normally attend this Incapacity Hearing as well as a Court-appointed attorney for the ward. Generally, a guardian will be appointed upon the conclusion of the Incapacity Hearing. If a guardian is determined by the Court to be necessary for the protection of a ward's property or person, the guardian has authority to use the ward's property for the ward's support. It is necessary for a guardian to fully inventory the accountings to the Court on a yearly basis. (To Be Continued In Our Next Feature) Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 45 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 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 and July 9th, contact Coach Dan 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 727

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46 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Pilgrim Church to Host Community Dinner 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! be purchased in advance from the Friday. Proceeds will go to the churchs new sound system fund. For information, Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members enjoyed a beautiful Founders Day banquet at Isla del Sol Country Club to the Council Women of the Year Val Rankin and Cheryl Martin and to Council Ideal Sister Marilyn Fisher. Congratulations also to Pam Puskas of LET who was installed as City Councils First Vice President. Congratulations also to the new Council Board members. Six of their members are looking forward to attending the Florida State Canaveral. This annual conventions theme is Shipwrecked. They will for the convention to be held in Sharon Ingram is the chairman and the committee is planning a Suncoast Fiesta for the weekend. For more information, please

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 47 I hear you. Remember when you pulled me aside at the mullet toss you were disgusted with the city? I listened. That time you called me up and asked just who was making the calls on council, anyway? Maybe I didnt chime in and agree, but every word made an impact. Last month, when you grabbed my shirt sleeve and said, Hey, can I talk to you for a minute? Whats this nonsense about boys against the girls on council? I know I just nodded, but that night, on my couch, I turned the earful you gave me over and over in my mind. When you sent me an e-mail in December and told me you didnt want to stay in Gulfport if the incumbents won re-election? That made me think a lot about what Gulfport looks like to newcomers. When you told me I wasnt any good for the city just right then because I was listening too closely to a small group of unhappy people? I didnt agree at all, but I respected you for telling me to my face, and the fact that you did so made me look closely at my own behavior. When you gave me an earful about the vice mayorship and asked why some people hated Sam Henderson? When you asked me why no one was standing up to what you called a small group of angry birds? When I saw you at an ArtWalk and you railed against the people you said pulled the strings for the sake of doing so? When you had tears in your eyes because you didnt understand why no one seemed willing to speak up anymore as you watched what group use city council meetings and Facebook to lambast the Vice Mayor, the Mayor and the newest councilman? When you wondered why the paper didnt do anything when someone called one of our readers a homophobe when you know he wasnt? When you asked me why I didnt do something about what you were certain were Sunshine Law violations? When you asked me after city council what happened to the live and let live mentality you valued so much in Gulfport? When you shook your head and told me you didnt want anyone to know you felt this way, but the city had changed and you didnt want to be a part of it anymore? When you thanked me for standing up for you, even though I didnt know I was? I heard you. I heard all of you. Its simply taken me a bit to process everything. Your words, not mine, wrote this column. Everything I just mentioned has happened. You asked that I will never betray that, but my heart breaks for so many of you who seem beaten down, disgusted, and alone. I want you to see that you are not the only one with these fears who came to me and told me, in different words, the same story. Many of you think Im speaking directly to you, and I am. Just not only to you. You whispered to me the fears of Everyman. Some of you live in the Yacht and Country Club; some of you rent. Still others own small cottages north of Gulfport Boulevard. You are gay. You are straight. You have children. You never want children. You love your city. You want to be You grew up here. You moved here guides me. You are the reason I love this little city on the bay. You are angry. You are scared. You are not alone. Gulfport. This is our city. Speak up. Stand together. An army of likeminded Gulfportians stands with you. At least, thats what I hear. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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48 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Free Vessel Safety Checks The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free vessel safety checks 20 at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. Boat owners of all types can get the free exam. Trailed boats will be inspected before launching to allow others to launch their boats and not tie up the boat ramp. There will be a Boating Safety table set up with free materials for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard Auxiliary always reminds boaters to wear a life jacket and take a boating safety program. hour program taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Call Pre-Ballet Class to Start Soon This class teaches rhythym, coordination and group participation through a variety of movements, games, and ballet exercises. Students will learn proper body alignment, posture and isometric muscle development. This class is Gulfport recreation center. The cost For more info please contact Natalie Learn about your E-Reader at Salon Meet with others to discover new ways of using your e-reader, tablet Martha or Alex will be available to assist as needed. Join the E-Salon information.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 49 Good Days and Special Times on St. Pete BeachBy Cathy Salustri Last month on St. Pete Beach, it was a cookout like any other. A few neighbors got together, grilled some hot dogs, and let the Some splashed in the pool. Others crowded around the patio table and joked. this was not quite a cookout like any other? The tour bus parked outside the home. The next clue? An astounding number of the kids had no hair. Welcome to Camp Good Days and Special Times, where all the kids know what it means to have cancer and even the youngest ones can talk about ALL and chemotherapy. When Teddi Mervis was nine, doctors told her father, Gary, that she had a malignant brain tumor. While she battled cancer her father realized the worst part of the battle was her isolation, not the treatment. No other child on their block had cancer. None of the neighbor kids knew had undergone chemotherapy or radiation. None of her friends knew what it was like to have cancer. So her dad started a camp for kids like Teddi so she wouldnt be so alone. Teddi lost her battle before she became a teenager, but her dad kept going with the camp. Camp Good Days and Special Times lets kids with cancer have a camp experience with kids who truly understand what it means to have cancer. Although they often head to Orlando to see the Mouse, Camp Good Days and Special Times traveled to St. Pete Beach this year. The Tradewinds opened its doors to the campers, who made full use of the pool and giant slide. The campers watched movies around the pool, traveled to theme parks, and played on the beach. Just like every other kid. Stella Usiak and Celine Le spent the afternoon testing out the Tradewinds inatable slide. The verdict? Its fun! Camp Good Days and Special Times offers kids with cancer a sense of normalcy.Hip Hop Dance Class The goal of this class is to introduce students to the basic moves of hip hop and give them a proper dance foundation. Classes will cover the popping, locking, funk, boogaloo and some breakn. A different set of moves will be taught every week and broken down step by step then practiced with music. The class is For more information contact Natalie Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer Program has begun for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed Kindergarten not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program begin Monday, May Post camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. New this summer is Pre and Post Camp). Summer camp with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the S. or on-line (www.mygulfport.us and Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets are now available. Call

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50 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Supporting the Troops Pictured are: Terri Finnerty, Vice President of SPB Support Our Troops, Inc. and Congressman Young SPB Support Our Troops, Inc. was honored to have Congressman Young as their special guest at the 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Veterans year. He responded by telling them he would pay for the postage of their last Iraq and Kuwait. 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 Apply for Arts and Culture Grants St. Petersburg is offering grants to organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available grantsc.asp; grants are due on or Organizations interested in applying for these grant funds are encouraged to attend an informational workshop, which will be held Wednesday, May It is anticipated that for next year, St. Petersburg City Council will 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.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 51 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Police Outsourcing QWhat would have to happen for St. Pete Beach to disband its police department and hire the Sheriff? Could they reverse this move at a later date? AThe voters would have to vote in favor of disbanding the police department, as the charter mandates the city have its own police department. It clearly would take some amendment to the city charter through the the city commission retains home rule authority to re-establish the department at any time within the constraints of the city charter at the time of consideration. switch for the coming budget year. Although the city has no edict outlining deadlines, city staff generally tries to get a budget to the commission for discussion and approval by July. The commission must approve a budget Heres what the city charter says, to the letter, about the police Sec. 4.06. Police department. The St. Pete Beach Police Department shall be established as a Charter Department of the City of St. Pete Beach and all law enforcement activities shall be performed by employees of the department. No law enforcement activity shall be transferred by contract or other process to any department or employee not administered by the City Manager of the City of St. Pete Beach. West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting, on the second Thursday of County Cooperative Extension Street N. in Largo. An educational class will be held at 7 p.m., with a by a presentation. An orchid sale, Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. For more information, 6th Annual Bikers n Boobs Poker Run The Bikers n Boobs Poker Run will be held on Sunday, May 20th 49th Street N. in Clearwater hosted by Radical Randy. Event includes a special blessing of the bikes, bike celebration ceremony, vendors, chapter challenge, and more. It proivdes a great scenic route open to welcome to participate. Preregister (includes shirt and four poker hands) at www.bikersraisingawareness. org. Registration at the event is bikersraisingawareness.org or call 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. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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52 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Local ObituariesBONGIORNO, NANCY, South Pasadena, passed at Harbourside Condos Clubhouse, NACKNOUCK, JOHN MICHAEL, on Wednesday, May 2nd. He was born and P-Tech in St. Petersburg. He worked in nursing and phlebotomy. He loved the Giants and Yankees. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Angela Nacknouck and Alfred and Rita Balleroni; cousin, Kurt Brumbaugh; and aunt, Virginia Elmore. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Annemarie Nacknouck; aunts and uncles, James and Mary Nacknouck, Ron and Eileen Guarnieri, and Michelle and Michael McMann; cousins, Cheryl (Sean) Rorrer, Marie (Shawn) O'Meara, Katie (Matt) Settle, Michael McMann, Wayne Brumbaugh, Paul Nacknouck, Ann Nacknouck, Paula Buckingham, and Tami Strumolo; and his loving of South Pasadena. He loved his family, his girl, and his beloved cat, Misha. A public gathering will 2-4 p.m. at Anderson McQueen St. Petersburg. A Memorial Service will follow immediately at 4 p.m. Visit the family's online guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com. ROSSIE, AGNES EMMA, Cove Center, St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Belgium, she moved to the Racine, WI. She was a Resistance Fighter working with the American and Canadian forces when Belgium was occupied by the Germans during WWII. She was a CNA in Burlington, WI and retired as a CNA at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hopes of Gulfport and Anita Winner of Nelsonville, OH. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshops The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf BikeSmart program will be presentation covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as statistics and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. All attendees will law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. Reservations are required as spaces are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for all levels at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at Mondays and will continue their All You Can Eat Monday Night Pasta Dinner for $6. Lodge will be open serving fried cod tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner.

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54 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Lady Pirates Flag Football Team Plays Near-Perfect Seasonl By Katherine Kurbatov, Boca Ciega Hi-Tide student newspaper staff writer Boca Ciega High Schools control from the beginning of the season. With the longest winning streak in Boca Ciega history, our team made it to number When asked about the highlights of the entire season, Coach Lauren Widener proudly said, we beat Northeast in three overtimes and we were behind Dixie by two touchdowns and still won. Last year, we won three games, this year we won This unbelievable season was a breakthrough in our schools athletic history. Each game had the intensity of a playoff game and nail-biting drama with all Athletic Conference Championship Game. The triumph made even the nonsports believers jaws drop. The big question was, what factors led the team to so many victories? didnt realize how good they were till the end of the season, said Widener. The girls played a near-perfect season, but after coming so far, we lost to Northeast High school at Districts. Regardless of the scoreboard, Boca Ciegas The best part was watching them grow as a family, mature as young ladies and becoming a family. These girls are like my daughters; I saw personalities and learned about them and we bonded as a team, Coach Widener said. It was crazy being a freshman and getting to experience so many wins. Coach always asked us during a game, Whats the score? And we always answered -0 even if we were winning, JV player Hannah Tremain said. Read more from the Boca Ciega student newspaper, Hi-Tide, at the Gabber.com. The Lady Pirates Flag Football Team won 12 of 13 games this year. Coach Lauren Widener praises her team for growing together. Summer Fun and Water Safety DayCity of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation kicks off summer fun with an informative day focused on water 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 First United Methodist VBS grade, to get ready to dive into fun go Deep with God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience Gods underwater universe at VBS! The adventure includes regular Deep Sea Voyages into the Bible, crafts, music and dinner. To be a part of all the excitement call the Pre-registration is a requirement so we know how many to expect for dinner. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is koldunai (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 Everyone is welcome.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 55 USCG Safe Boating Program Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community CeSar) Start at your convenience. register. Begin any Tuesday and Boats Radio May 29. new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim Bogie Class of 1962 to Hold 50th Reunion Graduates of Boca Ciega High of the new school campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, a casual social gathering at the Vinoy Hotel Friday evening, a golf tournament, and a dinner on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The reunion committee is asking classmates to send contact gmail.com. Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. with a presentation by Debbe Hagner, Accredited Genealogist, on using emerging technologies to improve your genealogical research. Ms. Hagner recently attended the annual Rootstech Conference in Salt Lake City where emerging technologies for genealogists were featured. Debbe Hagner is a full-time professional genealogist who is accredited through the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (LDS) in Salt Lake City. She is one of the few fully credentialed professional genealogists in the Tampa Bay Area. Ms. Hagner has been doing genealogical research on History Research & North American Research from Brigham Young The pre-program social with refreshments and library access program starts at 2 p.m. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call

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56 Gabber May 10 May 16, 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. Attorney/Legal Caregivers COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. Betty, 727-488-4586. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. CNA AVAILABLE DAY/NIGHT!Personal care, errands, doctor appts., shopping, transportation/airport, companionship. Pet Friendly! Call for information. Licensed, reliable & reasonable. 727-498-6995. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. CALL SUZIE 727-864-9923Personal Care while Looking Out for Your Well Being. Personal Secretary, Errands/Transportation Provided. Light Housekeeping/Laundry, Meal Preparation, Honest & Dependable. Licensed/ Bonded. Cleaning/Housekeeping NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. NO TIME TO CLEAN, CALL NORMA JEANHouses, Condos, Mobile Homes, Move-ins, Move-outs. Honest, Reliable with Excellent References. 727-831-1960. MOTHERS DAY WISHHousecleaning, Give her a break for her special day, clean her house. Rent-A-Hand, Lic. # 5842, 727-3473424. 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 JS PERSONAL COMPUTER SERVICESWindows based PC repairs & upgrades. OS Optimization & malware virus removal. Call 643-0697 for details. 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. $35 SERVICE CALLSBy Microsoft Certied Techs. First 15 minutes free. 727-217-0891. 2509 38th Ave. N., M-F 8:30-5p.m. Saturday 10-2. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaran teed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Computer Service Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 57 Handy Person EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.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.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. 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. Heat/Air Conditioning Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

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58 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 FARRELL ROOFING INC.Just Ask Around Residential & Commercial. All Types Re-Roof & Repair. Lic. #1327707. Call 647-7506. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100. ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. 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 DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. 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. Home Improvement Home Improvement 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Lawn/Landscape

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 59 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. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. ROYAL PALM TREE SERVICELicensed & Insured, providing all aspects of tree care/ services. Free Estimates, Quality Work. 727517-6075. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. Help Wanted BAY AREA CARE-Needs Qualied HHA Aides for Live-in. 1 year experience, non-smoking, background check, FL Drivers License, own car. 727-424-1979. LOOKING FOR LIQUOR STORE Employees, Apply at Oar House 4807 22nd Ave. S. Morning only. F/T MAINTENANCE WORKER II-City of Gulfport-Immediate opening available for skilled & semi-skilled work in the maintenance of City streets 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.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. Automotive 1992 MX-3 GS-Red hatchback, w/sunroof. 1.8, V6, 5 speed, 88,000 original miles. A.C. Rare nd. $4,000. 727-345-8226. 1996 OLDS CIERA-4door Blue. Clean, Cold AC. New Brakes, Battery, Tires. $2200. 386423-4966. 1999 BUICK REGAL LS-Excellent Condition, Loaded. 22,600 Miles. $5200. 727-367-5757. CASH PAID FOR CARSHighest Prices Paid. 727-328-8004. Lawn/Landscape Painting Small Engine Repair REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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60 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Furniture/Appliances TAN LEATHER COUCH, LOVE SEAT-End Table. $125. White Leather La-z-boy $50. All obo. 727-239-3866. SOLD CONDO MUST SELL FURNITURECouch, Table/Chairs, 2 Armoirs. 727-3602958. SECTIONAL COUCH-Floral, good condition, $275, Queen bed w/mattress, boxspring & frame, $75, dresser, $25, Bakers rack, $50. 727-366-3820. CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Black lacquer with hand painting 72 wide 727-595-0423. General PROFESSIONAL SMALL PETS-Grooming Stand. Table Mount. 18 diameter. $45. Great Condition. 727-374-0775. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. CARBINE WINCHESTER Model 94. .30.30 Scope/Sling/Ammo, Excellent Condition. $650. 647-7506. SONY HANDYCAMFull HD-1080, 10.2 MP, Zeiss Zoom, never used. $350. 647-7506. REVOLVER: S&W GOVERNORShoots .410 ga./.45ACP/.45LC. Factory Crimson Laser/ Holster/Ammo. $850. 647-7506. MURRY RIDING MOWER40 cut, front engine, lawn tractor, 13HP, rear twin grass Catcher, New Battery, Belt & Blades. $400. 727-866-0397. DR. VAZRALA SUSHAMAIs closing her practice effective 5/18/12. All records will be transfered to Dr. Rosemary Sherman and will be taking over her practice. Located at 7011 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburgh, FL 33707. 727345-5006 Marine WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! The Career that Loves You Back, Pet Grooming. Enroll for Summer Now. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. NICE TO BE NATURAL-Baked pet treats. Many varieties. Orders/inquiries, Robyn. 813374-3712. Rawbin1970@yahoo.com Deliveries 3X a week in Gulfport & downtown St. Pete.DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP 1/2 PRICELearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. May 12th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546. Wanted WANTED REEL TO REEL TAPES-Call 727421-4019. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Pit Bulls 4 Patriots, Inc. is desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Hounds 4 Heroes of Tampa Bay 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 Statutes. May 10, 2012. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. FRIDAY ONLY!-8am-? Antiques, Vintage Jewelry, Collectibles, Nic/Nacs, Lots of Fun Stuff. Corner of 67th/Gulfwinds Dr. St. Pete Bch. 33706. 5318 10TH AVE. S.Fri. & Sat. 8-2pm. Lots of Great stuff. Household, Nic-nacs, small appliances, dryer, books, etc. HUGE SALE-1132 Essex Dr. N. (off Tyrone Blvd.). Saturday 8am.-? Computer Desk and Accessories, Lamps, 2 Dining Chairs, Pool Cleaner. Lots of Misc. Items. HUGE SALE MAY 12TH-8am.-1pm. 2813 Clinton St. S. Gulfport. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 5713 13TH AVE. S.Friday. 9-3. MOVING SALESaturday Only. 8-3p.m. Everything Must Go! 1902 55th St. S. MOVING SALE-5455 3rd Ave. S. (rear). Saturday 8am.-Noon. Art, Dinner/Cookware, Shelving and More! 4990 31ST AVE S.-Inside and out. Sleep number beds & parts. Lots of T.V.s, dressers & vintage, & collectibles. Sat. 9-1p.m. BIG YARD SALE-New Faith Free Methodist Church Youth Group. Friday, 8a.m.-? 1601 22nd Ave. S. MOVING SALE FRIDAY 8-2P.M.Leather Living Room Set, Pub Table/Chairs, Entertainment Center, Coctail Table. Less than 3 Years Old. Misc. Stuff. Great Shape. 2850 59th St. S., Town Shores Kenmore Unit 109 Happy Talk Automotive Pets/Animals Yard/Garage Sale

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 61 MAINLANDS 2BR/2BA-55+, 1 car garage. Unfurnished house. Water, cable television and landscaping included. Club facilities and pool. $950/Mo. 727-822-6659. LARGE 2BR MOBILE HOME-Furnished, Excellent Location. $575/Mo. $250/Dep. Very Nice! Looking for Great Tenants! 727-4106599. GULFPORT STETSON AREA-Upstairs Studio Apt. with Separate Kitchen and Bath. Off Street Parking. $550/Mo. Includes Utilities. $550/Security. 727-384-4059. WATERFRONT FULLY FURNISHED-(or Unfurnished). 2/1. First oor. Pool, Laundry room, 1 person 55. Annually $1085/Mo. 727-6569060. TOWN SHORES FAIRFAX-1BR/1BA 815sqft. 2nd oor. Standard Unit. Galley Kitchen, Florida room. Overlooking Small Marina. Small Pet Friendly. Covered Parking, No Smoking. $700/ Mo. 727-480-0793. 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. WESTWOOD VILLASSpacious 1BR Condo, Pool & Laundry on Site. Close to Beaches & Tyrone. No Smoking. $590/Mo. 727-729-9553. 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. 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. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 1BR APT.1.5 Blocks from Gulfport Beach. $575/Mo., $575/Dep. Water, Sewer, Garbage Paid. One year lease required. 727-424-7582. 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. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciencies, Newly Renovated, minutes to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $580-$610/Mo includes water/maintenance. 727-804-5694. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 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. CONVENIENT GULFPORT LOCATION1BR/1BA Quiet Street, New A/C, Heat, Tiled Throuhout, Nice Sized Yard. $625/Mo. Available immediately. 973-539-5808. 2519 27TH ST. S.-3BR1/BA, New Carpet. Central Heat/Air. $900/Mo. +Deposit. Pets Ok. Available Now. 727-641-6711. Furnished Rentals FURNISHED GULFPORT SHORES 55+ Waterfront, pool, 1Br. Corner unit.. seeking long term mature tennant. Inc. Cable. $750/ mo. Plus. Non-Smoker. Call Ann 616-4519336 or 727-735-1152 GULFPORT NEAR MARINA-2 room Eff. Clean, Nicely Furnished. Walk to Shops, Bus, Park. No Pets/Smoking. $550/Mo. +Security ($250.). Includes H/A, TV Cable, Electric. 55+ Single 727-455-7296. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-348-6323. Real Estate Wanted BETTER THAN A SHORT SALEI can buy your property and give you cash if you are behind in your mortgage. Immediate approval. Realtors welcome. Paul, 727-498-2321 WINWINPARTNERS.INFO.BUYERS WAITING!For Bungalow or Home in Gulfport Art District. Call Cheryl, Castellucio, BEACH & LUXURY REAL ESTATE, 727-420-7877. RETIRED COUPLE SEEKINGQuiet, DogFriendly House w/Fenced-In Yard for Feb., Mar., 2013. Call 716-685-1392. Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. 15k-home/ 10kshare. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-7271801. 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. VENDOME VILLAGE CONDO-82nd Ave. N. (off 66th St. N. Pinellas Park). 2BR/1.5BA, quiet, clean, furnished. New appliances, All amenities, pool, clubhouse. 55+, No pets. Low Down, Will carry mortgage. $41,900. 727-4557296. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 63 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 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. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTBuckingham. 3rd oor. Large. 2br/2ba. Master Bedroom. Balcony. Security Entry. Asking $165,000. By Owner 727-409-0317

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No. 2257 May 10 May 16, 2012 Shopping Local on Corey Shopping local is hard work! Locals Charles Reckmeyer (left) and Jeremy Shaffer (right) take a breather and patronize a local business at the Sunday Market on Corey. The Corey Avenue market on St. Pete Beach will run through Sundays in May. It will close for the summer but reopen in the fall. Armand and Karen: A Gulfport Love Story We have come here today to join in matrimony Armand and Karen... Its a Gulfport story, Armand Taddeo says as he waits for his bride-to-be. My band was playing downtown. She came in with a friend. Karen Gentner attended Saint Petersburg Junior College in the 70s. She used to hang out in Gulfport then, but once she took a teaching job across Tampa Bay, she stopped coming to Gulfport. In 2006, See Love Story, page 2 Armand and Karen Taddeo married Saturday in his restaurant, Gulfport Cafe. Customers and family surrounded them as Mayor Mike Yakes and Gulfportian Pam Prell ofciated. Nominations Wanted For Outstanding Youth Award Help Gulfport Teen Council recognize the great contributions young people are making in our city. The Gulfport Outstanding Youth Award is an ongoing award that aims to recognize young contributions to the City of Gulfport & its residents. Do you know a young person who has made a difference in another persons life, in the community, or at school? Please share their story. Awards will be presented by Gulfport Teen Council at City Council meetings. Nominations are open to; still attending school. school in Gulfport, or made a positive effect on the City of Gulfport or its residents. contributions to an individual, group, or the community. Nomination form may be found at South. Forms may also be downloaded at www.the Gabber.com. Click on Lifestyle, then Youth.

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2 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Love Story, from front page a friend brought her to the Cinco de Mayo Friday night ArtWalk. Happiness in a marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created... Karen, a musician herself, found herself watching Armand as he played lead guitar in a band called Blinky and Fritz. In between Beatles songs, they chatted. After the ArtWalk ended, he took her to Bennigans, where they sipped coffee and talked until well past midnight. The courtship should not end with the honeymoon. It should continue through all the years... That Sunday, he called her and asked her to come to Gulfport and take a walk. They walked down to Williams Pier at 7 and stayed there, It is a common search for the good and the beautiful... We just hit it off. I never felt that way with anyone, Armand says. Karen started traveling to Gulfport more and more. They became regulars at Pias Trattoria on Beach Boulevard. She fell in love with Armand. It is doing things for each other, not but in the spirit of joy... Karen moved in with him and continued to commute to work. Armand bought Sals and started trying to change its image. He renamed it Gulfport Cafe. When Karen retires this month, she will join him at the restaurant. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner... Saturday, six years to the day they met at ArtWalk, Armand and Karen stood before their family inside Gulfport Cafe. Armand closed early for what was supposed to be a small ceremony, but his customers wanted to be there. By three oclock, Gulfport Cafe looked every bit as crowded as it did that morning. Mayor Mike Yakes, a longtime customer of Sals and then Gulfport Cafe, introduced the couple. Gulfport wore a white cotton sundress; Armand wore a Hawaiian shirt and slacks. They held hands as Mike Yakes spoke. They blinked and swallowed hard. They smiled at each other. Pam Prell spoke next; they repeated her words. They kissed. Six years to the day she watched Blinky and Fritz play at ArtWalk, Armand and Karen were married in the town that brought them together. I went to an ArtWalk, and there he was, Karen says.

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4 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Community Band to Perform Final Concert Come join the South Pasadena 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.SoStudio Tour is Here at Last The 49th Street South Business Association thanks two of its members, JSR Training and Farias Marking Group, for defraying the cost of the Gulfport Trolley, which will take art-lovers to the Gulfport received at the starting place serves as a boarding pass. Reaching the St. Petersburg studios of Byron Howes and So40 member Barbara Nicolazzo (shared by Melissa Schultz) will require extra effort, but these artists promise it will be worth it. 49th Street S.), and the Gulfport Arts by City of Imagination). Not only will these locations exhibit work of nonstudio artists (as will the Industrial Arts Center), but this is where to get wristbands and tour guides, food and The other studio artists include Nancy Cervenka, Janet Corrigan, Mark Curtis, Cheryll Grogan, Patricia Hardwick, Derrick Johnson, Cathy Lees, Owen Pach, Carol Pieszchala, Jonathan Schork, John Shevlin, Clint Stone, Frank Strunk III, Monika Watson, So49 member Catherine Weaver, and Victoria Anne Wenners.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 7 John Levique Pirate Days Plan to Pillage Johns Pass Village and prepare for hurricane season 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. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their last Pancake Breakfast of the serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the 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 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Register for Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have open registration Womens Summer Softball League be played on Friday nights beginning non-residents, due at registration. For more information please call Public Safety Boating Class A Safe Boating Class will be offered in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Cost is $40 per person, all materials and the State of Florida bobber card good for life time.For questions Spaghetti Dinner YNOT Ministries will be holding a at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Church of the S. in Gulfport. All of the proceeds will be used to send their youth to summer camp for a week. Please come and support their youth.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 9 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, 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. 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. 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 www.stpetepreservation.org.

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10 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Faces of ArtwalkEshia DiCocco (right) celebrated her 60th birthday with her sister Paulette at Friday nights Gulfport ArtWalk. Oscar, a seven-yearold Havanese, also joined the festivities. If you were at last weeks ArtWalk, you may have seen the wandering Chiquita Chihuahua. Chiquita Chihuahua works with Limbo Chihuahua rescue to bring awareness to and raise money for the unwanted chihuahuas that Megan Barrett takes into her rescue and works to re-home. Sterling Magee, local legend and national talent, offers proof of the healing power of music. Friday night, the once-dormant blues legend proved that he still has it, and its better than ever. Sterling Magee got the crowd on their feet in front of Joeys House of Renee Originals with his throaty blues. Craft Beer and Food Truck FestivaltetersburgThe Grand Central District will be the site of a craft beer and food truck festival on Approximately 40 craft beer breweries will be on hand to distribute tastings to event attendees. A large portion of these breweries are Florida locals ranging from Green Bench Brewery (Saint Pete) and Big Storm Brewery (Odessa) to Saint Somewhere (Tarpon Springs) and Little Giant Brewery (Bradenton). Live entertainment will be provided throughout the festival, which will be held in the Grand Central District Central Avenue. advance and $40 on the day of the event, and include $9 in tickets to be used at the food trucks. Advance beer tickets will soon be available for purchase at local bars and breweries, and also through Ticketmaster. Beer tasting tickets do not need to be purchased to attend the event trucks. D&B Ministries and the Grand Central District Association. Nonfood vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Lauren Ruiz, at 727grandcentraldistrict.org. Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t ! P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o ! e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 11 Get your Mothers Day gifts Wrapped Save Our Strays volunteers will be on hand at Sears Tyrone Mall and decorate Moms presents for donations for its animals in need. Time is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The groups creative wrappers will be set up in Sears Womens department at the stores St. Petersburg location on Tyrone Blvd. Art Show Features Dog Imagery Who let the Dogs Out?, art show who use dog imagery in their works. Gallery and Portrait painting Atelier Refreshments will be available, Hosted by Diane Gugliotta and Jon Drossos. Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor three May concerts on the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. and the Swing Seven will play from On Thursday, May 24, Bobby Tess to 4 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Learn about Hurricanes and Boats The St. Petersburg Sail and Power States Power Squadrons Seminar Series program, Hurricanes and 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing 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 with a maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.boating-stpete.org.

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12 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Letters In favor of Right to Choose Dear Editor how surprised and disappointed we were to hear Council Member Liedtke voting against the proposed Domestic Partners Registry in Gulfport. As much as we understand the need for every couple, gay or straight, married or not, to have Power of Attorney and Health Care Surrogate documents, it should not be an issue forced on people. It should be encouraged as much as possible for all, and we believe Mr. Hendersons recommendation is the appropriate as domestic partners to enact those documents. Even if a Domestic Partners Registry, in Mr. Liedtkes opinion, is nothing more than symbolic, that does not preclude a vote in favor of what would be a hugely important symbol in the lives of same sex couples in Gulfport. It would also be a symbol to others outside of Gulfport, an important sign of the fairness with which we treat people here. It will also serve as a helpful impetus for the County to adopt its own registry, which of course would be far more than symbolic. For those of us who would take advantage of this small measure of fairness, the only one yet available to us, it is of historic importance. We hope that Mr. Liedtke will understand that when he decides on which side of vote.Daniel Hodge and Mike McCue Free HOPE (Home Ownership for People Everywhere) Expo HOPE (Homeownership for People on Saturday, June 2nd at Raymond Parkway, Tower 4, St. Petersburg. The Expo features First Time Homebuyer workshops in English industry related exhibitors. The workshops run from 9 a.m. Prize drawings occur throughout the of completion required by some lenders down payment and closing costs assistance programs. Exhibits local and community-based housing agencies; Realtors, lenders, and other housing industry professionals. Registration for the workshop is required. For more information or to register, visit our website at www. the general public. Children will not be permitted in the seminar, and childcare will not be provided. Lunch is available on site at attendees expense.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 13 Featuring the Clare Valley Region of Australia Riesling is King in the Clare Valley. Nearly every winery in the Clare Valley produces it. Its regard is held so high that, towards the turn of the last century, a collaboration of local wine makers saw all Clare Valley Rieslings put under screw cap seals to minimise any chances of defect. There are a few large prominent wineriesTaylors, Pikes, Sevenhill and Annies Lane, but many of the wineries that call the Clare Valley home are considered boutique with small production levels and started making sacramental wine. Now it also produces premium white, Trip to Clearwater MuseumThe Gulfport Historical Society will visit the museum of the Clearwater Historical Society on S. Martin Luther King Ave. in Clearwater. Those interested meet at the Gulfport Historical Museum carpool to Clearwater. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 727News from the Gulfport Historical Society

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14 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Players Hold Annual Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will be holding their Annual Meeting at their Back Door Theater. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Board reports will be read and elections will be held for Board positions. The Nominating Committee has recommended the Miki Vaughan, Olga Kruse, and Cathy Culler. Nominations will also Only current members with dues or earned membership paid prior to election. In addition to the election, the Annual Audit Report and By Law changes will be on the agenda. The Players urge all members to attend this meeting and election. While at this meeting, you can also purchase your tickets for the Players coming up on Saturday, June 9th at this same location. The tickets your dinner. Doors will open at served at 7 p.m. Please note that all dinner tickets must be purchased (not just reserved) no later than June 2nd. If you cant be at the Annual Meeting, you can purchase these tickets at Eileens Resale Boutique in Gulfport. Exhibit Features Childrens Art is a family event hosted by Pollyzoom at Davidson Fine Art (Artful Living) in St. Petersburg on Saturday, event is free and includes interactive art and dance activities, door prizes, snacks, face painting, and a kids art table with artist Paula Allen. First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. For more information on For Kids, By Kids by Pollyzoom, please contact Jacqueline Deschamps visit www.pollyzoom.com or www. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 17 Learn about Hurricanes and Boats The St. Petersburg Sail and Power States Power Squadrons Seminar Series program, Hurricanes and from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg 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 of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.boatingstpete.org.Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette health and when to use chemicals. Pick up free brochures. Anyone who has a group can contact me at Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Vendors Needed for Craft Fair All local vendor applications for the Christian Church must be received Pete. Applications and information Vendors showcasing jewelery, art, candles, sewn creations and various craft items will be displayed in the east campus area facing 22nd Avenue N. A live band, area food creations, also be available for the public along with free admission and parking.

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18 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The end-of-the-year luncheon and 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. 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 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 the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) new members. If you have not renewed your be received by June in order for your name to be in the yearbook. Please send a check to Elsie Crimaldi or pay

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked a few vendors why they set up shop at Gulfports twice-monthly ArtWalk. Heres what they said.Kristina Pugzliene, Gettrud really like Beach [Boulevard]. I like the oak trees. I was in Clearwater and other places, but this is a nice atmosphere. Bob Gould, Nautical Odyssey, well-established. Theres a lot of vacationers who know I come here, and a lot of locals. Because it is good for me. Plus, I enjoy it. so I wanted to be a part of our local ArtWalk. Megan Barrett, Limbo live here and I can bring the rescue dogs here and people like to come see them.

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20 Gabber May 10 May 16, 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 and Saturday. Gift Store is open

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 21 Worship Guest Speaker at Disston Church David Curry from Temple Terrace will be a special guest speaker at the Disston Avenue Church of Christ, Gulfport, Florida, on Sunday, May to Ethiopia to preach and is making plans for another trip in the summer these trips involves preaching in the countryside and teaching classes to further develop preachers in various locations in the capital city of Addis Ababa and surrounding areas. He will present three lessons on will be A Shadow of Things to Come. For more information, contact Lother

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24 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Upcoming Classes at the IAC Registration is open now for glass and metal arts classes at the Industrial Arts Center, including Sculptural Welding, Glass Blowing IAC is located in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. The next Sculptural Welding series with Jonathan Schork is scheduled beginning students, is scheduled on The Fun With Torches lampwork series with instructor Jason Bourgholtzer is scheduled Monday, from 6-9 p.m. both nights. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call Inaugural Corntoss for Kids tournament St. Judes Cathedral School is partnering with Tampa Bay Club corntoss tournament on Saturday, St. Petersburg. The event will offer a full day of tournament play, a scoring, and an array of prizes and more. St. Judes will be selling beer, beverages, and food for all to enjoy as well as some additional entertainment for smaller children. the schools technology programs, ensuring that appropriate updates are made. Get your teams in now! Teams are made up of two players tampabayclubsport.com. Contact Candace Sierra at on sponsorship. Corntoss for Kids run through 4 p.m. with warm-up Pinellas Youth Symphony to Perform The Pinellas Youth Symphony will present a Finale Orchestra Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg). and students. Tickets are available website. Performing groups include the Pinellas Youth Symphony, Serenade Strings, Pinellas Youth Philharmonic and Symphonic Strings. Top student musicians from Pinellas County and the surrounding areas are well represented in this concert. Visit www.pysmusic.org.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 25 Gulfport Regatta Enjoys Light Breeze Jody Abrams helps take down the sail on a friends boat after a day of racing in the Gulfport Multihull Regatta. Sailors taking part in the Gulfport Yacht Clubs Spring Series had a light wind for last Saturdays regatta. Donate Blood at Market on Mothers Day The Corey Area Business Association is teaming up with the Flroida Blood Blood Donation. All Lifesaving Blood Donors will receive a HERO off with the purchase of 2 entrees at Outback Steakhouse. Donate blood or platelets two (2) times between steak dinner* courtesy of Outback Steakhouse, plus be entered to win Outback for a Year* and a suite package** from the Tampa Bay Rays (see details at Corey Fresh Market, Be a Hero to patients and their families and your Florida Blood to Operation Homefront who provides assistance to our troops, their families and wounded warriors when they return home. All donors will receive a wellness check up, including a cholesterol screening and a special Operation Blood Donation HERO www.fbsblood.org. To make an appointment for Mothers Day visit www.fbsdonor.org and use Live Music with Yoga Immerse yourself into the movement of yoga complemented by a musical Shore Blvd. S. Class fee is $20. Joel will play a myriad of healing vocal and guitar sounds. (breathwork), verbal and visual cues for postures (asanas), alignment, adjustment and mini massage option stamina, focus, and overall health. Leave feeling renewed, grounded, centered and refreshed. Contact Joel Jadus, Musician, Registered Yoga Teacher Intl Assoc.

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26 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The conjunction of the luxurious Taurus sun and generous Jupiter at the top of the week promises that mothers will be lavished with love and showered in gifts. Nothing is too good for the one who nurtured you. Note that its not necessary to break your budget; it really is the thought that counts. That said, make sure the thought is clearly expressed. On Tuesday, Venus begins a retrograde cycle in Gemini, and love wont be so easily articulated. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your need for security will be at odds with your need for adventure. You may envy the one who goes off in his or her own direction, believing that life will offer more to that free spirit. But theres equal merit in your own path. Your risks are calculated. Trust your reasons and the particular math of your thought process. GEMINI be looking for healthy ways to nurture your body. Finding a food and exercise balance that suits your lifestyle, physiology and disposition is only half the battle. The other half has to do with producing supportive, accepting and constructive thoughts and making a habit of thinking them. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youll be drawn to challenges far above your current ability, but thats OK. If you mess up, second, third and even fourth chances abound. Every moment is an opportunity to start over. Of course, you may need to move your pride out of the way, which will prove to be the most LEO Buddhist meditation of mindfulness that includes speaking aloud the activity in which you are currently engaged -for instance, Im getting the mail now, or Im taking out the garbage. Its proof, if you needed it, that its not insane to talk to yourself. In fact, it can focus you in a way thats spiritually uplifting. VIRGO go from thinking that everything matters a great deal to letting go completely. Everything still matters, but you dont need to control it any more than it wants to be controlled by you. In peaceful moments, you will even give up your ego, temporarily experiencing yourself as a wave in the space-time continuum. LIBRA Whatever other people need you to do this week, youll consider not doing it. Its the only way you can tell that youre acting out of your own will and not engaging in some automatic response pattern. It will be important for you to retain your unique identity in all things. Happiness is doing it your way. SCORPIO know what youd like to learn, but youre still unclear who the best teacher will be. Before you plunk down money, do your research, which includes reading the signs. If you dont know how to read the signs, at least note them. Thats the beginning. If getting in touch with someone is easy, thats a good sign. SAGITTARIUS One way that you can be happy and feel like youre continually making progress is to claim a long-term goal that really excites you. Break down big goals into small, doable tasks. Stay engaged with small, daily steps. A long, drawn-out and potentially discouraging process actually becomes fun. CAPRICORN Youll enjoy exploring the esoteric and will come to new understandings about how things work. Your attention is magic and will change things. You can send your energy forward, and it will imprint upon the world without touching or being near the object of your focus. AQUARIUS Your opinion will be sought out, but needed. Others want you to bear witness to their stories, problems and insights. By listening carefully, youll know what to say that will answer the situation at hand and be actionable. PISCES People dont know what youre going to do next, and they will tune in to will intrigue and delight. Youll gain admirers -but what you really want is customers. Youll get those, too, stating your preferences. ARIES business is more than an activity or trade in which you are engaged. Your business is a system that you execute in a particular way -a way that has integrity and gives you an week youll recognize what makes you different and special, and youll work to perfect that. know what you want, and your burning desire makes life more vivid. This month youll realize that youve felt constrained by a certain aspect of your life. Youll take action, and before June is over, youll be liberated. It will be as though Investments pay in July. You once gave someone the perfect gift, and the good karma comes back around in August. Your family celebrates you in creative ways in October, which is also the beginning of a new cycle. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6 Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Open Open Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Entertainment by Geno Open Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 27 Sanctuary CommunityAc upunctur eSanctuary CommunityAc upunctur e 5111 Central Ave. St. P ete., FL. 33710 5111 Central Ave. St. P ete., FL. 33710$20 to $40Treatments effective for headache, back pain, IBS, stopping smoking, weight loss, anxiety. Dan Fitzsimmons A.P.www.SanctuaryAcupuncture.comwww.SanctuaryAcupuncture.comper treatmentSeniors On Fixed Income? $20.00 Treatment 727-422-6945 Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg welcomes all adults to their crafts Monday of the month from September through June and the following Street. A sense of enthusiasm and a wish to meet new people is all that is necessary, though your own scissors and a pencil are always good. Curly Willow Painting boxes from herbs and seeds 27. Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga class. If you have any question, call

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28 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at each month from October through May at the Picccadilly Cafeteria at 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 learning how the Coast Guard station in St. Petersburg protects and guards the public. Email Joyce Walters at Night Bloomers to Meet The next meeting of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Night Bloomers will at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, The program will be a Propagation Tricks to Propagate Plant Cuttings. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring plant cuttings, gloves and clippers.

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30 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com service, please update your records.** 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 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Mondays, startpopcorn provided by the Library! FMI, the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to Meeting Game on! Teen Board Game After noons Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! Business Debtors Anonymous Meet June 7. RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES non-resident non-res. PROGRAMS Resident reation Program for children who have Proof of residency is required for registraResident registration starts Monday, May 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 PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kinderprogram 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 registranon-residents. Program hours are until until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of 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. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stick

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 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 is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center wants to celebrate 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 tails in the Gulfport Gabber. Boca Ciega Community Yard Sale sale at the Boca Ciega Center at & Crafts Vendors, Health Fair Vendors, entertainment and much Center Foundation, Holy Name Church and Boca Ciega Center. Flea market items are also needed. for more information. Senior Center Rays Fan Club Come have lunch at the Senior and stay to watch the Rays play the great fun to watch the Rays with other enthusiastic fans! available such as Hard Rock Casino on May 27($20) or Ybor City Tour including lunch at Gaspars Grotto Hurricane Seminar 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 SpecialPECIAL SERVICES 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 to place your order. GEMS Door-to-door transportation service registration info. Diabetic Support on Mondays at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Center calendar in its entirety, please gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ROCK 'N ROCK SWING BAND & DANCE featuring "THE IMPACS" Fri., May 11, 8pm-12am $12, 813-840-3715 www.swingtime.info ELLIS HALE'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., May 13, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237

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32 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 FOR KIDS! Need More Details? See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps. Need More Details?See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 33 FOR KIDS! Need More Details? See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps. Need More Details?See the following page for detailed descriptions of camps.

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34 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Summer Camp DetailsAll Star Baseball Camp, All Star Indoor Training Complex, 3199 46th Ave. North, St. Pete 33714, 727-5283186. www.AllStarIndoorTraining.com Six week-long camps will be held during the months of June to August. Camp Dates for 2012 are as follows: June 11-15, June25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, July 30 Aug and Aug 1317.Artzy Kids Series at The Suntan Arts Center at the Don Vista Building, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706 Phone: 727-367-3818 5 one week sessions beginning June 18, 8:30am-12:30pm. For children going into K-4. Covering various media and art history. Pinellas County teacher, Agents in Action, Gulf Coast Christian Schools, 6355 38th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Phone 727-345-3448 www.gccskids.org For children entering 1st through 6th grades, this 9 week adventure gives children the thrill of exploring Gods beautiful world. Children develop an understanding of how to care for the planet as we explore plants, insects, weather and more. Tuition includes all activities, including garden projects, activities, crafts trips. Preschool program also available all summer for 2 5 year olds.Camp Kadima, Jewish Community Center Suncoast, 5023 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-3216100. www.JCCSuncoast.org Camp Kadima Open House: Sunday, June 10, 2012. 1st Four Week Session: June 11 July 6, 2012. 2nd Four Week Session: July 9 August 3, 2012. Post Camp: August 6 17, 2012. Israeli Scouts Visit: June 21, 2012. Closed for Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Shake It For Shara, Dance-A-Thon: Thursday, July 5, 2012. NJY Resident Camp: July 23 30, 2012.Sunrise Performing Arts Academy, 4326 6th St. S., St. Pete 33705. 727-647-3615. www.SunrisePerformingArts. com Summer Camp Programs starting soon. Sunrise Performing Arts Academy is the essence of what dance is truly abouta celebration of LIFE! Offering a variety of classes to meet the needs of people in our community, no matter what their age, skill level, or performance desires may be.Saddle Up Riding Club, 6080 94th Ave., Pinellas Park, 727-520-3132. www.SaddleUpRidingClub.org June 11th: Regular Camp. June 18th: Camp for Children with Special Needs Only 9 1 Daily. June 25th: Regular Camp. July 9th: Inclusive Camp for able and disabled riders. July 23rd: Show and Drill Team Camp, Riders ages 10 and up only All Day Horse Show on Saturday July 28th. July 30th: Regular Camp. August 6th: Trail Camp Riders must be experienced Ages 12 and above only. August 13th: Regular Camp. Camp includes, riding time, camp t-shirt, crafts, snacks, pizza picnic, and trail time on Friday each week. St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, Summer Camps & Passport to Summer Fun, St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, (727)363-9245. www.spbrec.com June 18th June 22nd 8:30-11:30am Fishing 1-4pm. Photography June 25th June 29th 8:30am-12:30pm. Water Week 1-4pm. Little Chefs July 9th July 13th 1-4pm. Foil Fencing July 16th July 20th 1-4pm. Cake Decorating July 23rd July 27th 9a-11am. Fashion Star 1-4pm. Journalism July 30th August 3rd 9am-12pm. Construction 1pm-4pm All American Dolls. The St. Pete Beach Community Center also offers three full summer programs The W.A.V.E. for those completing K 5th T.W.E.E.N.S. for those completing 6th 8th College for Kids Summer Camp, St. Pete College, Available at locations throughout Pinellas County, 727341-3000. Log Onto Kids K-5 the fun abounds with art, music, rocketry, cooking, science, language and other creative programs. Multiple locations listed online. Middle School Programs include economics and business as well as pre-law the court system. Lon on to the website for more information. Specialty Camps include science, art and math, musical theater and rocketry programs.Noisemakers, 5511 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 727-345-7472 www.Noise-Makers.org Rock & Roll Camp Dates: Jr. Rock Camp: June 18 22, 9:00am 12:00pm. 3 6 year old children admitted. July 23 26, 9:00am 12:00pm. 3 6 year old children admitted. Rock CampJune 25 July 2, 9:00am 2:00pm. 6 10 year old children admitted. July 16 20, 9:00am 2:00pm. 6 10 year old children admitted. July 30 August 3, 9:00am 2:00pm. All ages over 6 admitted. Sr. Rock CampJune 25 29, 3:00pm 8:00pm. 10 15 year old children admitted.The Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, 727-895-7437 x215. The Pier 2012 Summer Marine scheduled June 11-Aug. 10, will take place at both The Pier Pass Village, Beach. The two camps at The Pier are for and campers who like to learn about sharks and marine mammals. Campers at Johns Pass Village can choose from from six land and sea camps. They will board boats and head out on the water to learn about dolphins, the ecosystem and the Science of Fishing! Information and registration forms are online at: www.pierAt the Camps are start at 9am and end at 5pm. 8:30am and picked up by 5:30pm. Snacks will be provided throughout the day. Summer Marine Adventures with the Family Center on DeafnessJune 11-15, Ages: 7-12. here is a waiting list for this special camp for deaf and hardof-hearing children offered in partnership with the Family Center on Deafness in Pinellas Park. Marine Mammals Camp at The Pier July 23-27, Ages: 7-12, Limit: 20 campers Sharks and Stingrays CampAt the Clearwater Marine June 18-22 OR July 16-20, Ages: 7-12, Limit: 20 campers.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 35 Rally for the Cure The City of Treasure Island is taking part in Rally for the Cure, a breast cancer awareness campaign that began as a grassroots womens golf expanded to include tennis events. The Rally for the Cure Tennis Mixer will be held at the Treasure Bay Golf Paradise Boulevard in Treasure 9 a.m. for a fee of $20 per person. The event is open to the public and to reserve a spot please call the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis participant will receive a one-year subscription to one of a selection of Conde Nast Publications magazines including SELF, Bon Appetit, GQ or Architectural Digest. As part of the Rally for the Cure tennis mixer, a fastest-serve contest will be held. A prize will be awarded to the winner. Participants should wear pink! All Komen for the Cure. Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Council Seating Why did the council rearrange its seats on the dais? Banno and Jennifer Salmon to the Mayors left and Vice Mayor Sam stems from a 2009 council decision. City Clerk Lesley DeMuth tells us that in 2009 the council decided that the vice mayor would sit at the mayors right and the most senior councilmember would sit to his left. The 2009 council also decided that the newest member would sit to the Vice Mayors right.

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36 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber. com Coming To America not a pretty sight and not something view. Certainly its economic woes, or those of partners such as Greece, Italy and Spain, will have a negative effect on our economy, particularly since our big banks are involved. On the other hand, economic competition However, deconstructing the currency, the euro ( except in the between the partners would be chaotic. There are 27 countries to Romania on the east. Its all a bit of heavy reading, and I dont want to go much further except to use that topic to launch another. That topic is what many Europeans left behind when they came to America and how America is different and why it is different and why we dont want to be like Europe. our population is latino or hispanic, or whatever is the proper designation, Africa, and that another bloc comes from Asia or the Middle East But, all that aside, people came to To leave behind religious differences or wars, to escape rigid and regulations, to escape an all powerful, crushing central government, to escape or be free of cultural bonds that restricted their personal lives, or to escape all four of those, and, yes, some came just to escape their own pasts. However, the key is most came to pursue their individual goals, their dreams, and that goes for most of the non-Europeans, too. It was not an all protective state that attracted these immigrants. It was the lure of individual and cultural freedoms that permitted a multi-culturism on a volunteer and not a government ordered order. no one sought to destroy cultural differences, but instead permitted individuals to preserve their cultures within a frame-work of individual freedoms. Individual integration into a new way of life focusing on individual freedoms was the attraction because those freedoms permitted individuals to survive and grow and succeed (and sometimes to fail) without the oppression of an all-powerful, all seeing government. It is no coincidence that communist countries had to keep its people in while America has had to limit people from coming in, or that Europe had continual religious and political wars and ideological revolutions. George Washington, in his against tying America to European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice and spoke of steering clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world. That hasnt worked out too well although weve had more countries emulating us rather than the other way around. However, it was Americas uniqueness to which he spoke. Now, Europe struggles with a partnership that wiped out borders and created a common currency, that struggles to centralize economic power, and even cultural power, refuses to commit enough to its own military defense, but has no apparatus to seek the approval of the people it tries to govern. The individual countries appear to be going their own way and more toward socialism and more centralized and controlling government. to want to come to America unless, of course, we mess up and commit to be more like them. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Closed Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Bar Bingo 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm John Ellis 6:30-9:30pm Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Voting 12 6pm Meeting 6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas.

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38 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 4/26 Domestic6000 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Domestic5800 Blk 13th Ave. S. Person DownGulfport Blvd. & 55th St. S. Disturbance3000 Blk 59th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1600 Blk 55th St. S. Friday 4/27 Civil Matter5600 Blk 13th Ave. S. Noise52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem1600 Blk 55th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Saturday 4/28 Animal Call2200 Blk 59th St. S. Suspicious Person5400 Blk Newton Ave. S. Vandalism600 Blk 54th St. S. Disorderly Conduct1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk 27th Ave. S. Civil Matter5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Sunday 4/29 Domestic1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Noise1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Disorderly Conduct2800 Blk 46th St. S. Domestic1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Domestic54th St. & Essex Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2500 Blk York St. S. Domestic1400 Blk 52nd St. S. Person Under Inuence54th St. & 28th Ave. S. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Suspicious Person1200 Blk 49th St. S. DomesticGulfport Blvd. & 53rd St. S. Lost/Stolen Tag2300 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 18th Ave. S. DomesticGulfport Blvd. & 53rd St. S. Burglary Residence800 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic700 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic2700 Blk 54th St. S. Monday 4/30 Domestic1400 Blk 55th St. S. Drug Call6200 Blk Kipps Colony Ct. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Call6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call1200 Blk Gray St. S. Burglary Vehicle5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Tuesday 5/1 Prowler600 Blk 54th Way S. Person Under Inuence5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vandalism2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Drug Call5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1600 Blk 53rd St. S. Disturbance2400 Blk 53rd St. S. Internet Fraud6200 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. Accident with Injuries11th Ave. & 49th St. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Animal Call2200 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Wednesday 5/2 Person Under Inuence54th St. & 31st Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic4900 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call52nd St. & 15th Ave. S. Reckless DriverBeach Blvd. & 27th Ave. S. Accident with InjuriesGulfport Blvd. & 53rd St. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Hit & Run5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Drug Call1100 Blk 49th St. S. Trespass2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Theft52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Keep the Peace900 Blk 60th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 26th Ave. S.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku 2012 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Daniel Noah, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS), hurricane related vendors and Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine 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 wind, Daniel Noah has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for over 22 years and is currently the Warning Coordination Meteorologist National 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 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 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 Display Ad ve rtising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline Tues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 41 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntDear Graduating Class of 2012 I wasnt invited to give a graduation speech this spring. Still, I was prepared. And since a good speech is a terrible thing to waste, I offer it to you now. You worked hard; you stuck it out even when you wanted to quit. You persevered, and for that I offer my sincerest congratulations. Lest you conclude youve just crossed the have just arrived at the starting line. Now its time to run the race. Get a job. I know it is your intention to get a job, but do not give yourself the luxury of taking the summer off. Theres a belief that Really Great Jobs await those with degrees. Yes, it is true that your lifetime earnings will surpass what your peers without degrees can expect to earn, but not in the beginning. To achieve lifetime earnings, one must actually become employed. Plan to start at the bottom. This is called the entry level. There are no Really Great Jobs at the entry level. That means the lowest pay. If you think you had to scrape and scrimp in college, think of that as the dress rehearsal for what is to come. In fact, in this employment climate, entry level might mean two jobs, or entry-level job somewhere else. Attack your debt. Statistics suggest the vast majority of you leave college with student and credit card debt. The decisions you make for how you impact the direction of your life. You avoid, ignore, prolong and otherwise try to put off repayment until a more convenient time in the far distant future; or you can face your debt head-on starting now, believing that lifes greatest opportunities are reserved for those who are not chained to debt. Put yourself on a three-year repayment schedule, and then stick to your plan as if your life depends on it. It may. Live frugally. Never allow yourself to spend all that you have. Strive to live below your means. Make it your personal rule of life to give away part of what you receive. That will keep you from greed. Likewise, save some for your future. That will keep you from fear and worry. Keep driving your old car. Theres no new car that feels as good as a car payment feels bad. Be careful whose advice you follow. Learn to decipher what really matters to you so you wont waste your time and money on things that dont. Do not try to impress others. To do so gives them the power to make choices for you. Do not focus on what you lack. Determine instead to want what you have, and to be truly grateful. Strive to be content, for that is how you will And trust me on the debt issue. Really.

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42 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Make a Pit Stop at SPOT Free spay or neuter surgery is Owners pay for rabies shot, or provide proof of current vaccination. Call or apply in-person at SPOT, Park. Do not bring your dog with you. Appointments are limited. Grant funding is made possible through partnerships with SPCA Tampa Bay, Animal Farm Foundation and the Florida Animal Friends license plate Tampa Bay Rays and Animal Shelter Partner for CalendartetersburgThe Tampa Bay calendar is now available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic as well as the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field, the Tampa. The calendar will sell for go to Pet Pal Animal Shelter. features Rays Manager Joe Maddon with his Great Dame, Athena and his English Bulldog, Winston; Evan Longoria and his Boerboel Mastiff, Tatum and Bull Terrier, Jango, both rescues; David Price and his beloved Deuce, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Pet Pal Animal Shelter is a no-kill, rescuing dogs and cats from animal shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations or lack of socialization or training. Pet Pal is also dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation neutering and responsible pet ownership. To donate to Pet Pal Animal Shelter or for more information, visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com or call 727SPCA Pet of the WeekBella is three plus years old and has always lived as an inside cat. She likes to perch in high places to keep an eye on her household. She is better with older children, good with other cats but has no experience with dogs. Adopt Largo. www.SPCATampaBay.org. energetic and playful puppy that loves everyone. Snickers is also learning how to walk on a leash and how to sit and stay. She is spayed, up to date with vaccinations and microchipped. Snickers will make a great addition to any home. To meet Snickers, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 43 Players Audition for Summer One Acts The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for their Tuesday, May 22nd. Auditions will be held at the Players Back Door S. in Gulfport. They will begin at 7 p.m., but its suggested that you short audition forms. This Festival is a great way to break into community theater. The plays are very short, so there are not a lot of lines to memorize. There are to 20 minutes in length. The Players will need both males and females, All interested people are urged to try out for a part. through July 22nd at the Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Drop on by and try out! 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 Community Center and Aquatics This is a non-sanctioned childrens biathlon event featuring a pool swim and fun run in the park, open done in three different age groups. 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 for additional information and to register your budding athlete for this great event.

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44 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Guardianship? Part 1 A guardianship is a formal legal proceeding in which another party has control over the legal rights of a person who is determined by a Court step in establishing a guardianship. the Court a Petition To Determine Capacity. The alleged incapacitated person is called the ward. The proposed party who will take care of the ward is called the guardian. After the Court receives a Petition To Determine Capacity, a committee of two (2) professionals, usually medical doctors, and a third person is appointed by the Court to question and examine the proposed ward and review. In the event an examining Committee determines that an alleged ward is not incapacitated in any manner, the Court will dismiss the Petition To Determine Incapacity and the guardianship proceeding is terminated at this time. If the examining Committee determines that an alleged ward is incapacitated in some way, an Incapacity Hearing will be scheduled with the Court to determine the extent of the ward's incapacity. Attorneys for the petitioner and the proposed guardian will normally attend this Incapacity Hearing as well as a Court-appointed attorney for the ward. Generally, a guardian will be appointed upon the conclusion of the Incapacity Hearing. If a guardian is determined by the Court to be necessary for the protection of a ward's property or person, the guardian has authority to use the ward's property for the ward's support. It is necessary for a guardian to fully inventory the accountings to the Court on a yearly basis. (To Be Continued In Our Next Feature) Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 45 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 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 and July 9th, contact Coach Dan 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 727

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46 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Pilgrim Church to Host Community Dinner 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! be purchased in advance from the Friday. Proceeds will go to the churchs new sound system fund. For information, Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members enjoyed a beautiful Founders Day banquet at Isla del Sol Country Club to the Council Women of the Year Val Rankin and Cheryl Martin and to Council Ideal Sister Marilyn Fisher. Congratulations also to Pam Puskas of LET who was installed as City Councils First Vice President. Congratulations also to the new Council Board members. Six of their members are looking forward to attending the Florida State Canaveral. This annual conventions theme is Shipwrecked. They will for the convention to be held in Sharon Ingram is the chairman and the committee is planning a Suncoast Fiesta for the weekend. For more information, please

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 47 I hear you. Remember when you pulled me aside at the mullet toss you were disgusted with the city? I listened. That time you called me up and asked just who was making the calls on council, anyway? Maybe I didnt chime in and agree, but every word made an impact. Last month, when you grabbed my shirt sleeve and said, Hey, can I talk to you for a minute? Whats this nonsense about boys against the girls on council? I know I just nodded, but that night, on my couch, I turned the earful you gave me over and over in my mind. When you sent me an e-mail in December and told me you didnt want to stay in Gulfport if the incumbents won re-election? That made me think a lot about what Gulfport looks like to newcomers. When you told me I wasnt any good for the city just right then because I was listening too closely to a small group of unhappy people? I didnt agree at all, but I respected you for telling me to my face, and the fact that you did so made me look closely at my own behavior. When you gave me an earful about the vice mayorship and asked why some people hated Sam Henderson? When you asked me why no one was standing up to what you called a small group of angry birds? When I saw you at an ArtWalk and you railed against the people you said pulled the strings for the sake of doing so? When you had tears in your eyes because you didnt understand why no one seemed willing to speak up anymore as you watched what group use city council meetings and Facebook to lambast the Vice Mayor, the Mayor and the newest councilman? When you wondered why the paper didnt do anything when someone called one of our readers a homophobe when you know he wasnt? When you asked me why I didnt do something about what you were certain were Sunshine Law violations? When you asked me after city council what happened to the live and let live mentality you valued so much in Gulfport? When you shook your head and told me you didnt want anyone to know you felt this way, but the city had changed and you didnt want to be a part of it anymore? When you thanked me for standing up for you, even though I didnt know I was? I heard you. I heard all of you. Its simply taken me a bit to process everything. Your words, not mine, wrote this column. Everything I just mentioned has happened. You asked that I will never betray that, but my heart breaks for so many of you who seem beaten down, disgusted, and alone. I want you to see that you are not the only one with these fears who came to me and told me, in different words, the same story. Many of you think Im speaking directly to you, and I am. Just not only to you. You whispered to me the fears of Everyman. Some of you live in the Yacht and Country Club; some of you rent. Still others own small cottages north of Gulfport Boulevard. You are gay. You are straight. You have children. You never want children. You love your city. You want to be You grew up here. You moved here guides me. You are the reason I love this little city on the bay. You are angry. You are scared. You are not alone. Gulfport. This is our city. Speak up. Stand together. An army of likeminded Gulfportians stands with you. At least, thats what I hear. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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48 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Free Vessel Safety Checks The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free vessel safety checks 20 at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. Boat owners of all types can get the free exam. Trailed boats will be inspected before launching to allow others to launch their boats and not tie up the boat ramp. There will be a Boating Safety table set up with free materials for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard Auxiliary always reminds boaters to wear a life jacket and take a boating safety program. hour program taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Call Pre-Ballet Class to Start Soon This class teaches rhythym, coordination and group participation through a variety of movements, games, and ballet exercises. Students will learn proper body alignment, posture and isometric muscle development. This class is Gulfport recreation center. The cost For more info please contact Natalie Learn about your E-Reader at Salon Meet with others to discover new ways of using your e-reader, tablet Martha or Alex will be available to assist as needed. Join the E-Salon information.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 49 Good Days and Special Times on St. Pete BeachBy Cathy Salustri Last month on St. Pete Beach, it was a cookout like any other. A few neighbors got together, grilled some hot dogs, and let the Some splashed in the pool. Others crowded around the patio table and joked. this was not quite a cookout like any other? The tour bus parked outside the home. The next clue? An astounding number of the kids had no hair. Welcome to Camp Good Days and Special Times, where all the kids know what it means to have cancer and even the youngest ones can talk about ALL and chemotherapy. When Teddi Mervis was nine, doctors told her father, Gary, that she had a malignant brain tumor. While she battled cancer her father realized the worst part of the battle was her isolation, not the treatment. No other child on their block had cancer. None of the neighbor kids knew had undergone chemotherapy or radiation. None of her friends knew what it was like to have cancer. So her dad started a camp for kids like Teddi so she wouldnt be so alone. Teddi lost her battle before she became a teenager, but her dad kept going with the camp. Camp Good Days and Special Times lets kids with cancer have a camp experience with kids who truly understand what it means to have cancer. Although they often head to Orlando to see the Mouse, Camp Good Days and Special Times traveled to St. Pete Beach this year. The Tradewinds opened its doors to the campers, who made full use of the pool and giant slide. The campers watched movies around the pool, traveled to theme parks, and played on the beach. Just like every other kid. Stella Usiak and Celine Le spent the afternoon testing out the Tradewinds inatable slide. The verdict? Its fun! Camp Good Days and Special Times offers kids with cancer a sense of normalcy.Hip Hop Dance Class The goal of this class is to introduce students to the basic moves of hip hop and give them a proper dance foundation. Classes will cover the popping, locking, funk, boogaloo and some breakn. A different set of moves will be taught every week and broken down step by step then practiced with music. The class is For more information contact Natalie Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer Program has begun for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed Kindergarten not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program begin Monday, May Post camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. New this summer is Pre and Post Camp). Summer camp with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the S. or on-line (www.mygulfport.us and Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets are now available. Call

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50 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Supporting the Troops Pictured are: Terri Finnerty, Vice President of SPB Support Our Troops, Inc. and Congressman Young SPB Support Our Troops, Inc. was honored to have Congressman Young as their special guest at the 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Veterans year. He responded by telling them he would pay for the postage of their last Iraq and Kuwait. 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 Apply for Arts and Culture Grantstetersburg St. Petersburg is offering grants to organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available grantsc.asp; grants are due on or Organizations interested in applying for these grant funds are encouraged to attend an informational workshop, which will be held Wednesday, May It is anticipated that for next year, St. Petersburg City Council will 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.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 51 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Police Outsourcing QWhat would have to happen for St. Pete Beach to disband its police department and hire the Sheriff? Could they reverse this move at a later date? AThe voters would have to vote in favor of disbanding the police department, as the charter mandates the city have its own police department. It clearly would take some amendment to the city charter through the the city commission retains home rule authority to re-establish the department at any time within the constraints of the city charter at the time of consideration. switch for the coming budget year. Although the city has no edict outlining deadlines, city staff generally tries to get a budget to the commission for discussion and approval by July. The commission must approve a budget Heres what the city charter says, to the letter, about the police Sec. 4.06. Police department. The St. Pete Beach Police Department shall be established as a Charter Department of the City of St. Pete Beach and all law enforcement activities shall be performed by employees of the department. No law enforcement activity shall be transferred by contract or other process to any department or employee not administered by the City Manager of the City of St. Pete Beach. West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting, on the second Thursday of County Cooperative Extension Street N. in Largo. An educational class will be held at 7 p.m., with a by a presentation. An orchid sale, Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. For more information, 6th Annual Bikers n Boobs Poker Run The Bikers n Boobs Poker Run will be held on Sunday, May 20th 49th Street N. in Clearwater hosted by Radical Randy. Event includes a special blessing of the bikes, bike celebration ceremony, vendors, chapter challenge, and more. It proivdes a great scenic route open to welcome to participate. Preregister (includes shirt and four poker hands) at www.bikersraisingawareness. org. Registration at the event is bikersraisingawareness.org or call 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. Display Ad ve rtising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline Tues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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52 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Local ObituariesBONGIORNO, NancyANCY, South Pasadena, passed at Harbourside Condos Clubhouse, NACKNOUCK, JohnOHN MichaelICHAEL, on Wednesday, May 2nd. He was born and P-Tech in St. Petersburg. He worked in nursing and phlebotomy. He loved the Giants and Yankees. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Angela Nacknouck and Alfred and Rita Balleroni; cousin, Kurt Brumbaugh; and aunt, Virginia Elmore. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Annemarie Nacknouck; aunts and uncles, James and Mary Nacknouck, Ron and Eileen Guarnieri, and Michelle and Michael McMann; cousins, Cheryl (Sean) Rorrer, Marie (Shawn) O'Meara, Katie (Matt) Settle, Michael McMann, Wayne Brumbaugh, Paul Nacknouck, Ann Nacknouck, Paula Buckingham, and Tami Strumolo; and his loving of South Pasadena. He loved his family, his girl, and his beloved cat, Misha. A public gathering will 2-4 p.m. at Anderson McQueen St. Petersburg. A Memorial Service will follow immediately at 4 p.m. Visit the family's online guestbook at www.andersonmcqueen.com. RossieOSSIE, AgnesGNES EmmaMMA, Cove Center, St. Petersburg, FL. Born in Belgium, she moved to the Racine, WI. She was a Resistance Fighter working with the American and Canadian forces when Belgium was occupied by the Germans during WWII. She was a CNA in Burlington, WI and retired as a CNA at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was a Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hopes of Gulfport and Anita Winner of Nelsonville, OH. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport Chapel. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshops The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at One Park Place (Gulf BikeSmart program will be presentation covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as statistics and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. All attendees will law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. Reservations are required as spaces are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for all levels at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at Mondays and will continue their All You Can Eat Monday Night Pasta Dinner for $6. Lodge will be open serving fried cod tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner.

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54 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Lady Pirates Flag Football Team Plays Near-Perfect Seasonl By Katherine Kurbatov, Boca Ciega Hi-Tide student newspaper staff writer Boca Ciega High Schools control from the beginning of the season. With the longest winning streak in Boca Ciega history, our team made it to number When asked about the highlights of the entire season, Coach Lauren Widener proudly said, we beat Northeast in three overtimes and we were behind Dixie by two touchdowns and still won. Last year, we won three games, this year we won This unbelievable season was a breakthrough in our schools athletic history. Each game had the intensity of a playoff game and nail-biting drama with all Athletic Conference Championship Game. The triumph made even the nonsports believers jaws drop. The big question was, what factors led the team to so many victories? didnt realize how good they were till the end of the season, said Widener. The girls played a near-perfect season, but after coming so far, we lost to Northeast High school at Districts. Regardless of the scoreboard, Boca Ciegas The best part was watching them grow as a family, mature as young ladies and becoming a family. These girls are like my daughters; I saw personalities and learned about them and we bonded as a team, Coach Widener said. It was crazy being a freshman and getting to experience so many wins. Coach always asked us during a game, Whats the score? And we always answered -0 even if we were winning, JV player Hannah Tremain said. Read more from the Boca Ciega student newspaper, Hi-Tide, at the Gabber.com. The Lady Pirates Flag Football Team won 12 of 13 games this year. Coach Lauren Widener praises her team for growing together. Summer Fun and Water Safety DaytetersburgCity of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation kicks off summer fun with an informative day focused on water 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 First United Methodist VBS grade, to get ready to dive into fun go Deep with God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience Gods underwater universe at VBS! The adventure includes regular Deep Sea Voyages into the Bible, crafts, music and dinner. To be a part of all the excitement call the Pre-registration is a requirement so we know how many to expect for dinner. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is koldunai (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 Everyone is welcome.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 55 USCG Safe Boating Program Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community CeSar) Start at your convenience. register. Begin any Tuesday and Boats Radio May 29. new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim Bogie Class of 1962 to Hold 50th Reunion Graduates of Boca Ciega High of the new school campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, a casual social gathering at the Vinoy Hotel Friday evening, a golf tournament, and a dinner on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The reunion committee is asking classmates to send contact gmail.com. Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. with a presentation by Debbe Hagner, Accredited Genealogist, on using emerging technologies to improve your genealogical research. Ms. Hagner recently attended the annual Rootstech Conference in Salt Lake City where emerging technologies for genealogists were featured. Debbe Hagner is a full-time professional genealogist who is accredited through the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (LDS) in Salt Lake City. She is one of the few fully credentialed professional genealogists in the Tampa Bay Area. Ms. Hagner has been doing genealogical research on History Research & North American Research from Brigham Young The pre-program social with refreshments and library access program starts at 2 p.m. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call

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56 Gabber May 10 May 16, 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. Attorney/Legal Caregivers COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. Betty, 727-488-4586. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. CNA AVAILABLE DAY/NIGHT!Personal care, errands, doctor appts., shopping, transportation/airport, companionship. Pet Friendly! Call for information. Licensed, reliable & reasonable. 727-498-6995. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. CALL SUZIE 727-864-9923Personal Care while Looking Out for Your Well Being. Personal Secretary, Errands/Transportation Provided. Light Housekeeping/Laundry, Meal Preparation, Honest & Dependable. Licensed/ Bonded. Cleaning/Housekeeping NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. NO TIME TO CLEAN, CALL NORMA JEANHouses, Condos, Mobile Homes, Move-ins, Move-outs. Honest, Reliable with Excellent References. 727-831-1960. MOTHERS DAY WISHHousecleaning, Give her a break for her special day, clean her house. Rent-A-Hand, Lic. # 5842, 727-3473424. 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 JS PERSONAL COMPUTER SERVICESWindows based PC repairs & upgrades. OS Optimization & malware virus removal. Call 643-0697 for details. 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. $35 SERVICE CALLSBy Microsoft Certied Techs. First 15 minutes free. 727-217-0891. 2509 38th Ave. N., M-F 8:30-5p.m. Saturday 10-2. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting 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. Computer Service Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 57 Handy Person EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.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.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. 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. Heat/Air Conditioning Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

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58 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 FARRELL ROOFING INC.Just Ask Around Residential & Commercial. All Types Re-Roof & Repair. Lic. #1327707. Call 647-7506. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. I BUILD TREEHOUSES AND-Ziplines. Free Estimates. 727-515-2100. ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. 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 DO YOU REPAIR LAWN EQUIPMENT?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Lawn/Landscape JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. 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. Home Improvement Home Improvement 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Lawn/Landscape

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 59 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. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. ROYAL PALM TREE SERVICELicensed & Insured, providing all aspects of tree care/ services. Free Estimates, Quality Work. 727517-6075. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. Help Wanted BAY AREA CARE-Needs Qualied HHA Aides for Live-in. 1 year experience, non-smoking, background check, FL Drivers License, own car. 727-424-1979. LOOKING FOR LIQUOR STORE Employees, Apply at Oar House 4807 22nd Ave. S. Morning only. F/T MAINTENANCE WORKER II-City of Gulfport-Immediate opening available for skilled & semi-skilled work in the maintenance of City streets 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.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. Automotive 1992 MX-3 GS-Red hatchback, w/sunroof. 1.8, V6, 5 speed, 88,000 original miles. A.C. Rare nd. $4,000. 727-345-8226. 1996 OLDS CIERA-4door Blue. Clean, Cold AC. New Brakes, Battery, Tires. $2200. 386423-4966. 1999 BUICK REGAL LS-Excellent Condition, Loaded. 22,600 Miles. $5200. 727-367-5757. CASH PAID FOR CARSHighest Prices Paid. 727-328-8004. Lawn/Landscape Painting Small Engine Repair REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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60 Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 Furniture/Appliances TAN LEATHER COUCH, LOVE SEAT-End Table. $125. White Leather La-z-boy $50. All obo. 727-239-3866. SOLD CONDO MUST SELL FURNITURECouch, Table/Chairs, 2 Armoirs. 727-3602958. SECTIONAL COUCH-Floral, good condition, $275, Queen bed w/mattress, boxspring & frame, $75, dresser, $25, Bakers rack, $50. 727-366-3820. CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Black lacquer with hand painting 72 wide 727-595-0423. General PROFESSIONAL SMALL PETS-Grooming Stand. Table Mount. 18 diameter. $45. Great Condition. 727-374-0775. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. CARBINE WINCHESTER Model 94. .30.30 Scope/Sling/Ammo, Excellent Condition. $650. 647-7506. SONY HANDYCAMFull HD-1080, 10.2 MP, Zeiss Zoom, never used. $350. 647-7506. REVOLVER: S&W GOVERNORShoots .410 ga./.45ACP/.45LC. Factory Crimson Laser/ Holster/Ammo. $850. 647-7506. MURRY RIDING MOWER40 cut, front engine, lawn tractor, 13HP, rear twin grass Catcher, New Battery, Belt & Blades. $400. 727-866-0397. DR. VAZRALA SUSHAMAIs closing her practice effective 5/18/12. All records will be transfered to Dr. Rosemary Sherman and will be taking over her practice. Located at 7011 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburgh, FL 33707. 727345-5006 Marine WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! The Career that Loves You Back, Pet Grooming. Enroll for Summer Now. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. NICE TO BE NATURAL-Baked pet treats. Many varieties. Orders/inquiries, Robyn. 813374-3712. Rawbin1970@yahoo.com Deliveries 3X a week in Gulfport & downtown St. Pete.DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP 1/2 PRICELearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. May 12th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546. Wanted WANTED REEL TO REEL TAPES-Call 727421-4019. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Pit Bulls 4 Patriots, Inc. is desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Hounds 4 Heroes of Tampa Bay 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 Statutes. May 10, 2012. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. FRIDAY ONLY!-8am-? Antiques, Vintage Jewelry, Collectibles, Nic/Nacs, Lots of Fun Stuff. Corner of 67th/Gulfwinds Dr. St. Pete Bch. 33706. 5318 10TH AVE. S.Fri. & Sat. 8-2pm. Lots of Great stuff. Household, Nic-nacs, small appliances, dryer, books, etc. HUGE SALE-1132 Essex Dr. N. (off Tyrone Blvd.). Saturday 8am.-? Computer Desk and Accessories, Lamps, 2 Dining Chairs, Pool Cleaner. Lots of Misc. Items. HUGE SALE MAY 12TH-8am.-1pm. 2813 Clinton St. S. Gulfport. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 5713 13TH AVE. S.Friday. 9-3. MOVING SALESaturday Only. 8-3p.m. Everything Must Go! 1902 55th St. S. MOVING SALE-5455 3rd Ave. S. (rear). Saturday 8am.-Noon. Art, Dinner/Cookware, Shelving and More! 4990 31ST AVE S.-Inside and out. Sleep number beds & parts. Lots of T.V.s, dressers & vintage, & collectibles. Sat. 9-1p.m. BIG YARD SALE-New Faith Free Methodist Church Youth Group. Friday, 8a.m.-? 1601 22nd Ave. S. MOVING SALE FRIDAY 8-2P.M.Leather Living Room Set, Pub Table/Chairs, Entertainment Center, Coctail Table. Less than 3 Years Old. Misc. Stuff. Great Shape. 2850 59th St. S., Town Shores Kenmore Unit 109 Happy Talk Automotive Pets/Animals Yard/Garage Sale

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 61 MAINLANDS 2BR/2BA-55+, 1 car garage. Unfurnished house. Water, cable television and landscaping included. Club facilities and pool. $950/Mo. 727-822-6659. LARGE 2BR MOBILE HOME-Furnished, Excellent Location. $575/Mo. $250/Dep. Very Nice! Looking for Great Tenants! 727-4106599. GULFPORT STETSON AREA-Upstairs Studio Apt. with Separate Kitchen and Bath. Off Street Parking. $550/Mo. Includes Utilities. $550/Security. 727-384-4059. WATERFRONT FULLY FURNISHED-(or Unfurnished). 2/1. First oor. Pool, Laundry room, 1 person 55. Annually $1085/Mo. 727-6569060. TOWN SHORES FAIRFAX-1BR/1BA 815sqft. 2nd oor. Standard Unit. Galley Kitchen, Florida room. Overlooking Small Marina. Small Pet Friendly. Covered Parking, No Smoking. $700/ Mo. 727-480-0793. 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. WESTWOOD VILLASSpacious 1BR Condo, Pool & Laundry on Site. Close to Beaches & Tyrone. No Smoking. $590/Mo. 727-729-9553. 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. 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. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. 1BR APT.1.5 Blocks from Gulfport Beach. $575/Mo., $575/Dep. Water, Sewer, Garbage Paid. One year lease required. 727-424-7582. 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. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciencies, Newly Renovated, minutes to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $580-$610/Mo includes water/maintenance. 727-804-5694. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 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. CONVENIENT GULFPORT LOCATION1BR/1BA Quiet Street, New A/C, Heat, Tiled Throuhout, Nice Sized Yard. $625/Mo. Available immediately. 973-539-5808. 2519 27TH ST. S.-3BR1/BA, New Carpet. Central Heat/Air. $900/Mo. +Deposit. Pets Ok. Available Now. 727-641-6711. Furnished Rentals FURNISHED GULFPORT SHORES 55+ Waterfront, pool, 1Br. Corner unit.. seeking long term mature tennant. Inc. Cable. $750/ mo. Plus. Non-Smoker. Call Ann 616-4519336 or 727-735-1152 GULFPORT NEAR MARINA-2 room Eff. Clean, Nicely Furnished. Walk to Shops, Bus, Park. No Pets/Smoking. $550/Mo. +Security ($250.). Includes H/A, TV Cable, Electric. 55+ Single 727-455-7296. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-348-6323. Real Estate Wanted BETTER THAN A SHORT SALEI can buy your property and give you cash if you are behind in your mortgage. Immediate approval. Realtors welcome. Paul, 727-498-2321 WINWINPARTNERS.INFO.BUYERS WAITING!For Bungalow or Home in Gulfport Art District. Call Cheryl, Castellucio, BEACH & LUXURY REAL ESTATE, 727-420-7877. RETIRED COUPLE SEEKINGQuiet, DogFriendly House w/Fenced-In Yard for Feb., Mar., 2013. Call 716-685-1392. Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. 15k-home/ 10kshare. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-7271801. 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. VENDOME VILLAGE CONDO-82nd Ave. N. (off 66th St. N. Pinellas Park). 2BR/1.5BA, quiet, clean, furnished. New appliances, All amenities, pool, clubhouse. 55+, No pets. Low Down, Will carry mortgage. $41,900. 727-4557296. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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Gabber May 10 May 16, 2012 63 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 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. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTBuckingham. 3rd oor. Large. 2br/2ba. Master Bedroom. Balcony. Security Entry. Asking $165,000. By Owner 727-409-0317

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