<%BANNER%>
Gabber
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00251
 Material Information
Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 07-05-2012
Frequency: weekly
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
 Record Information
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 41066966
lccn - sn 99026784
System ID: UF00089435:00251

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

No. 2265 July 5 July 11, 2012 Shoring Up the ShorelineAlicia Hughes, a Weeki Wachee resident volunteering with JP Morgan Chase, plants sea oats behind the Sirata Saturday morning. I just love the whole concept, she said. The tropical storm was very timely, Florida Aquariums Volunteer Services Manager Adam Duff told the crowd waiting to plant sea oats Saturday morning. The beach erosion that happened from Tropical Storm Debby is what were trying to prevent. See Sea Oats, page 3 Post 125 Auxiliary Sends Packages to the Troops American Legion Post 125 Auxiliary sends packages to Afghanistan. On Sundays they play Steakems and the proceeds from all the games are used for buying items and shipping them to our men and women in Afghanistan. Balanced Budget for Gulfport As of today Im presenting you with a balanced budget that provides the citys traditional level of service, City manager Jim OReilly said at last weeks budget workshop. The budget included $8.6 million in funding from various sources. Property values didnt go down as much as city staff expected, which helped OReilly hand the council a balanced budget. The budget includes taking less money from the citys enterprise funds than in prior years. and takes no money from the citys general fund or property taxes. The enterprise funds in Gulfport not only sustain themselves, they make enough money that they will contribute almost $1.9 million towards the coming years $10 million-plus budget. These contributions are paid to the city as something called PILOTs, or Payments in Lieu of Taxes. Payments in Lieu of Taxes $300,000 Marina $467,000 Sanitation $325,000 Utilities $798,778 Administrative overhead for the marina, sanitation and utilities funds If the council approves the budget, people may see increases in special pickup fees for bulk trash items, recreation fees, building department fees and GEMS fees. See Budget, page 4 BOA T SLIPS FOR RENT P ASADENA Y ACHT & COUNTR Y CLUBPlay Monday Golf $35+tax per per sonCall 727-381TEES (8337) 2 da y ad v ance tee timesBoat slipsLimited number of slips ava ilabl e $6 a f oot plus electric. Call 727-365-8279

PAGE 2

2 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012

PAGE 3

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 3 Sea Oats, from front page Pinellas County donated the sea oats and volunteers, including St. Pete Beach Public Services Director and Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, dug in literally. In an attempt to protect further beach erosion, volunteers planted 5,000 sea oats along 750 of beach. Some volunteers knelt in the sand, gingerly placing the tiny sea oat plugs in the sand and tamping the sand down around the plant. Other volunteers carried buckets of water from the spigot behind the Sirata to the new plantings. Once established, the sea oats will put out roots that help keep sand from washing into the Gulf of Mexico during heavy rainstorm or with storm surge. The plant belongs to the grass family, can tolerate high levels of salt water, and will grow up to six feet tall. Florida law prohibits their removal, cutting or destruction. Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids on Saturday, July 7, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Francis Purdy Friends Room at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. The movies showing this month are Journey 2, The Mysterious Island [PG] (2012); and beginning at 1:30 p.m., John Carter [PG-13] (2012). Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! Call 893-1074. Tow to Go is available July 4 through 7 AAA and Bud Light will help motorists get home safely during the Independence Day weekend with the Tow to Go program. The service tow home from any bar or restaurant free of charge by calling 1-800AAA-HELP (4357). Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride, Wednesday, July 4 through Saturday, July 7. Spanish Classes Forming Learn Conversational Spanish at the Recreation Center with Beginner adult Spanish classes starting Monday, July 9th from visit at the class. Cost is $10 per class (all materials provided). Instructor is a native Spanish speaker. For more information call 727-482-2125.

PAGE 4

4 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Budget, from front pageIn addition, the city will charge a convenience fee for paying any fees (rental fees or utility bills) with a credit card. The city will not charge on retail sales (such as marina ship store or casino bar purchases). Also a possibility? Charging for city co-sponsored special events. The initial budget includes a $500 charge for any street or park festival (as with Geckofest) and $242 charge when a group uses a city facility (such as the Casino). These fees will co-sponsored by city council. The city manager said any time the city would have to close a park for use, it would charge the $500 fee. These fees, he stressed, are to recoup our City staff could get a 2% raise, although Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon asked to increase that to 3%. Property tax rate will go up to 4.04 mils (or $4.04 per thousand dollars of assessed property value), but the average homeowner will not pay more in city taxes than they did last year, city manager OReilly said, because property values fell one percent. Last year the city charged a 4.0 mils. draft of the budget by July 15. 2012-2013 TotTime Program Ongoing pre-registrations are currently being accepted for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, are available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MondayFriday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Classes begin September 4, 2012. Call 893-1068 for more information.

PAGE 5

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 5

PAGE 6

6 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Call For Y our Appointment To day! Nationwide W arranty F ormerly Ahern Chevron CERTIFIE D Technicians BEST QUALITY Products6763 Gulfport Boulevard OIL CHANGE & LUBE A/C SERVICE CHECKCOOLING SYSTEM SERVICE$11.9 9 $21.9 5 $29.9 5 $21.9 5Inc ludes 21 P oint Inspection. Up to 5 qts. Oil*, F ilter & Lube Inc ludes Drain, Refill with 1 Gallon of Coolant*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expir es 7-24-12Inc ludes Ti re rotate & balance. Brake inspection.*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expire s 7-24-12COMPUTER BALANCE & ROTAT E*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expire s 7-24-12 *Plus disposal fee & tax. Most Cars & T rucks Please Call for Appointment. 10w30 Oil With this Gabber coupon. Expir es 7-24-12 Savings! Savings!Oil Changes Call: 727-381-1709We use premium 10W30 Oil*. *Not rec yc led like other stations. C OilC h a n g e s C a ll : 727 381 170 9 727-384-6807 727-384-6807AHERNS AUTO CAREOver 30 Y A Big Wet Aquamaniac Thank You! by all. Thank you to the Trade Winds Resort for kicking off the day with the JetLev demonstration. The "Wrenchers" started us off with scene setting surf music. The Mayor kicked off the Dunk Tank and the Kayak race went off without a hitch. They kept up the excitement through the rain drops with "Joel and Dakota" and the "The Bawdy Boys", "For Love or Money" talk recycle regatta race between Stellas and OMaddys. Due to the weather conditions I cracked midway through the race and told the racers to take the lots of fun had by all. Thank you to the City of Gulfport employees who always come through no matter what the conditions. An special thank you to the volunteers who hauled, slogged, and kept a smile on your face. Thank you Sandy Duffy for being our volunteer coordinator and Suzie King for arranging our vendors. Thank you to the dunkees for being great sports. Thank you to the many generous sponsors without whom this event could not have happened: City of Gulfport, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, The Gulfport Merchants Association, The Tampa Bay Times, The Gabber, 007 Computers, Art of Massage, C Dawg charters, Gulfport Caf, House of Renee Originals, Kayak Nature Adventures, La Cote Basque, Local Shops1, Neptune Grill, Off the Rack, Olympus Printing, OMaddys Bar and Grill, Pegs Cantina and Brew Pub, Perfect 10 Nail Salon, Pias Trattoria,Pirahna Graphics, Red Hot Tiki, Sea Breeze Manor B&B, SIK Promotions, Smokin Js Bar-B-Q, Stellas Deli, Wilsons Book World and Yummys. Fresh Market Collects Pantry DonationsGULFPORTThe Gulfport Merchants Association continues to collect donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week. The Pantry, which offers food and other needed items to struggling Gulfport individuals and families, is in great need of donations to keep up with the needs of its clients. The stock of items on Pantry shelves has been greatly diminished during summer and new donations will be much appreciated.

PAGE 7

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 7 327-8309 727 727328-8309 400 49th St. South St. P etersburg, FLMon-Sat 11am to 9pm, SundaysGone FishinF AMIL Y OWNED & OPERA TED OVER 29 YEARS 400 49th S Check Us Out!www .midpenseafood.com OLD SCHOOL SEAFOOD! LARGE SELECTION OF WILD CAUGHT AND SUST AINABLE SEAFOOD. CHOOSE FRESH OR COOKED TO ORDER.FREE FISH SPREAD OR HOMEMADE DESSERT! WITH AD & PURCHASE OF 2 DINNERS,EXPIRES 7/31/12 City of Gulfport offers VPK The Recreation Division of the City of Gulfport will be offering VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) during the 2012-2013 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the Eligibility. This program is being offered in addition to Tot Time, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Registration fees for Tot Time are $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. Both of these programs will start on Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children each. Sign up now with either your voucher from Coordinated Child Care of your registration fee. Please call 727893-1068 for more details. First Friday Art Walk Gulfports First Friday Art Walk takes place on July 6th from 6-10 p.m. Observe and purchase from talented independent artists and crafters at work all along Beach & Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a halfmile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians appear at venues throughout the Village. View the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, weather permitting, the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area and one of six small-town the 2011 Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition in the Best Food category. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from offsite parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Visit www.GulfportMA.com or call 866-ART-WALK or Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ GulfportArtWalk or contact Suzanne King, 727-322-5217 or SuzFest@ gmail.com. Receive Citys Weekly Email Would you like to stay in touch with City of Gulfport events and news? The City of Gulfport sends a weekly email newsletter on current city events/ meetings and information. If you would like to receive this newsletter, please email gbiron@mygulfport.us and type in the subject line, Gulfport and the newsletter usually goes out on Monday or Tuesday. Call Gail at 727-893-1118.

PAGE 8

8 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 IAC Glory Holes will be Glowing at Art Walk Friday Night Arrive early to Blow Your Own Glass Masterpiece at the Industrial Arts Center this Friday, July 6, 6-10 p.m. Choose your own colors and blow with your own breath to create a unique glass art piece from the IACs Glass Blowing menu. Choose from ornaments, vases, spirit balls, drinking vessels and bowls. served. The second Art Walk event this month will be July 21, 6-10 p.m. July special glass blowing events will include Ladies Night on Friday, July 20, and Hot Date Night on Friday, July 27. Both events are held from 6-10 p.m. If you dont like the hustle and bustle of Art Walk nights, this is a great time to try your hand at glass blowing. For those who want to learn a bit more about glass blowing, two allday classes are scheduled in July. The IACs accelerated Fun with Hot Glass program teaches basic glass blowing skills and prepares students to work independently in the IAC hot shop. Glass blowing 101 is scheduled on Sunday, July 7, followed by Glass Blowing 102 on Sunday, July 11. Both classes are held from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and students will make 2-3 Continuing this month is the Fun With Torches lampwork series with instructor Jason Bourgholtzer of Gulfport. During his tenure at Boca Ciega High School Jason received a National Art Merit Award and had two pieces of art on display at the High School Art Show at The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. His work has been featured in galleries around Florida, including the Morean Arts Center gift shop. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727289-9365.Help is Here for Grandparents Are you a grandparent who has been denied access to or has visitation issues with your grandchild(ren)? Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a national grandparent visitation issues, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gulfport Senior Center located at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. This group is designed grandparents with visitation issues. For more information, visit http:// www.grandparentchildconnect.org.

PAGE 9

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 9 St. Pete GOP to Hold Candidate Forum The St. Petersburg GOP will host a forum for Republican candidates seeking to represent the people of State House District 69. The forum will be conducted on Wednesday, July 11th at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg. Announced candidates Jim Dobyns, South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen Peters and David Phillips will all make presentations. Following the presentations, the candidates will entertain questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charges for this event. Call Gus Pries at 727-864-0312. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

PAGE 10

10 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 EXPOSING STR OKEthr ough early detectionHealth conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer abdominal aortic aneur ysm (AAA) and many others usually show no symptoms until it s too late. That s why its important to detect them early. S TROKE/C ARO TID UL TRASOUND ............. $35 ABDOMINAL AOR TIC ANEUR Y SM (AAA) ................................... $35 This test visualizes build-up of plaque in th e carotid arteries that may lead to stroke. 95% of ruptured AAAs result in death. The majority of victims have no symptoms. ABDOMINAL UL TRASOUND ..................... $85Helps identify cancers/disease of the liver pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder and spleen. THYROID UL TRASOUND ............................. $35 AR T ERIAL DISEASE (P AD) TEST ............... $35 Scan to rule out c ysts, nodules, goiters & tumors. Ultrasound is used to detect poor circulation and blockages in the legs. HEART SC AN ECHOC ARDIOGRAM ......... $95Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements, calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood c lots, tumors & fluid around the heart. OUR TEST S ARE A CCURA TE as we adhere to a stringent protocol AND RELIABLE: results are read by a Board Certified radiologist.ALL RESULT S & FILMS MAILED TO Y OU IN 2 WEEKS.CALL FOR APPOINTMENT : 1-888-667-758 7or visit www. Strok eT esting.com C OMPLETE EV ALUA TION All Six Ultrasou nds O N L Y $16 9 BLOOD TES TS LIVER, CHOLESTEROL, PSA & TSH ar e ALSO AV AILABLEThursday July 19thT rinity Chur ch of The Nazar ene1000 55th Street South, Gulfpor t, FL 33707 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: Trolley Costs Q: How much does it cost to run the trolley for special events? A: $25 per hour. That pays for fuel, the drivers salary, and helps pay for the overall maintenance of the trolley, city manager Jim OReilly says. The trolley runs four hours during art walks; on the 4th of July, the city has the trolley running for between 10 12 hours. Nightbloomers to Meet The next meeting of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Night Bloomers Circle will be on July 10 at 7 p.m. The topic will be Starting your Veggies for Fall and Organic Gardening Tips by Jai Hambly, Organic Master Gardener and Edible Landscape Designer Founder and President of Organic Living Inc. Plants will be for sale at this meeting at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Cost is $5 for non-members. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg is serving lunch on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is koldunai (meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

PAGE 11

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 11 MIKE PREL L S AU TO SER VICEStar ters T 449 49th St. S. 727-328-8095All Major Credit Cards Accepted#MV33361 1 0% OFF f or all Ne w Customers 1 0% OFF f or all Ne w Customers 10 % OF F f or all Ne w Customers Free Clothing Swap Will Benet CASAGULFPORTGulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, July 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. S. Participants are invited to bring exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th. According to Stuart Berger, CASA Development Director, This is a great, easy way for the community to come out and show support for some of our neighbors in their time violence and prepare to begin a new life. Simply go through your closets and pick out some gently used items. Then enjoy the swap, knowing that all remaining clothing will be donated to CASA to help others. Over 150 large bags of clothing have been donated to CASA since the clothing swap was started in summer 2010. The clothing swap is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association, Peninsula Inn & Spa, and the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, Florida grassfed beef, free range chicken, herbs, granola, local honey, pet treats, handmade soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, bath and body products and much more. Over 50 vendors set up shop for the day each Tuesday. New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details about the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. Visit the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com.

PAGE 12

12 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 LettersGlad to see the Tradition continues! Dear Editor: Re: "Shoring up the Shoreline" in today's issue, back in 1984 or a man and his son made an effort to do the same along Passa-Grille. He had recovered from a serious disease, and he wanted to do something for the area, because he was so grateful to be alive. My family met them after Church (on Pass-a-Grille) one Sunday. We Bruno Falkenstein, co-owner of the Hurricane Restaurant, and at that time also a Commissioner of St. Pete Beach. Bruno brought the subject up at the next Commission meeting, and the Commission committed to placing watering pipes and building cross walks in those areas planted. Bruno challenged the Vina Del Mar and Pass-a-Grille Associations and residents to help pay for the sea oats (3 for a dollar) and also plant them. So, from the Vina bridge to the tip of Pass-a-Grille sprouted thousands of sea oats,, planted by hundreds of residents, and they grew into the dunes and cross walks in that area today. Very neat remembrances, and it shows what one or two individuals can do with strong will, good ideas, chance meetings and great contacts.Steve AndersonKudos to the City Dear Editor: Mr. Mayor, City Council, as we address the budget there are two events that happened this past week that are relevant to the discussion and that is the service levels we enjoy in this city. We truly experienced Aquamania this past week. The actual event may have ended a little early on Saturday, but I think the future of Aquamania looks bright and I thank the city employees for all they did success it was in the short time it had to operate. Events are the economic engine in Gulfport. On a more serious note, as a representative of businesses in Gulfport I want to thank the city of Gulfport and its employees for their rapid response in the wake of damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby. Having a front row view of the happenings I know that city representatives and employees were on the streets from moment one and continue their efforts even now. With the quick response of the City to maintain our safety by blocking streets and the immediate clean up efforts it has taken roughly four days (two of which we remained under water) to get us back OPEN for business while other businesses in surrounding cities are still suffering. That is a Herculean accomplishment and something we should be very proud of. To cap things off, on Saturday we will have a volunteer driven clean up to beautify our downtown from 9-1. Our public-private partnership and genuine commitment to Gulfport sets the bar for other cities. Thank you to your continued support of service to Gulfport businesses.Lori Rosso Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn Get your Team into Extreme Mud Wars ST. PETERSBURGThe City of St. Pete Parks and Recreation Department and TASCO (Teen, Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities) are once again partnering with Tampa Bay Club Sport to bring back the wildly popular Extreme Mud Wars (EMW) to Spa Beach Park July 14-15. Last year, more than 600 people competed against each other in series of events that are just as enjoyable to watch as they are to participate in. EMW, hosted at Spa Beach park at the base of the Pier in downtown St. Pete, boasts eight mud covered events that teams rotate through to determine who the best of the best is. This is the prime opportunity for teams of friends or co-workers to participate in the all day mud event. Teams of 6-8 are suggested with a minimum of at least 2 females. All participants must be at least 18 or older. Food and drink vendors will be on site with a beer garden that Team cost before July 1st is $350 and after it is $400. Proceeds TASCO. All teams must register ahead of time and can do so at www. tampabayclubsport.com. EMW will start promptly at 11 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Curious? Check out the results, photos, and videos from 2011 by visiting www. ExtremeMudWars.com.

PAGE 13

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 13 With Dr W ayne H. Kehm DDS, Family Dentistr y With Dr W ayne H. Kehm DDS, Family Dentistr yWa yne H. Kehm D.D.S.4850 1st A 727-321-4850 4 850 1st A 727 321 485 0 y yNEW TIENT NEW TIENT Exam Second Opinion H. Kehm DDS, Family D en H. Kehm DDS, Family D en H. Kehm DDS, Family D en Wa y ne H. Keh ntistry ntistry ntistry 727 321 485 0 Cosmetic General y y y y y y Ct iG l CosmetiGeneral CosmetiGeneral Co sm et ic G ener al Family Denistr y Fa Fa mi mi ly ly y D D en en is is tr tr y y y Fami ly Denistr y Family Denistr y E W NEW PA TIEN T PA TIEN T SPECIA SPECIA FREE Exam FR EE X ra y Proudly serv ing our community with trusted dental care since 1975! We practice a philosophy of quality conser vative treatment and preventive care. Y ou are invited to join our dental family of satisfied patients. Experience and commitment to excellencethere is no substitute. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other ser vice, examination, or treatment that is per formed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee or reduced fee ser vice, examinations, or treatment.Payment Plans A vailable Most Insurances Accepted Payment Plans A vailable Most Insurances Accepted Fresh Market Coming to Azalea Starting July 7th the Azalea Recreational Center is becoming the home of the Azalea Community Fresh Market. Located in the Tyrone area, the market plans to have fresh produce, arts and crafts, foods of all sorts, activities for the kids, a variety of music and much more. The Azalea Community Fresh Market is offering weekly or monthly booths rates, 30 spots air conditioned inside and outside booth spaces out more information and become a vendor or volunteer please call Joe and Kathy Irizarry at 727-492-4789. Learn about the Sharks of Tampa Bay Learn about the many sharks that inhabit Tampa Bay on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Trade Winds Sandpiper Suites, 6000 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Brent Winner, from the Fish & Wildlife Research Institute of FWC, will let tell us what sharks we can expect as a nursery, shark behaviors and characteristics, conservation, and some shark etiquette. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Presented by Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges. For more information call 727-512-4914. Cool Calm in the Heat of Summer Ted Leitho is returning this summer to teach another free series of eight classes on meditation. The classes will be in the Purdy Friends Room from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, September 1 and September 8. There is a sign-up sheet for anyone to register at the Reference Desk at the Gulfport Public Library located at 5501 28th Ave. S. For more information, contact the reference desk at 727-893-1133 or 727893-1073.

PAGE 14

14 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntCan Bad Credit Hurt My Career? Dear Mary: At a recent job interview, I completed the application, which included a form asking for permission to obtain my credit report. I was hesitant to sign because Ive fallen behind on a number of payments since I was laid off six months ago. Can my bad credit score hamper my chances of getting the job? Is it even legal? -Doug, Indiana Dear Doug: Yes, it is legal for prospective employers to request your credit report as part of the interview process. A credit report has become more than just a list of creditors. Its a kind of character reference. Some employers want to see how a potential employee manages his life. If you are sloppy with your personal affairs, can they expect the same kind of sloppiness on the job? These days, a credit report shows lots of things other than late payments. If youve been evicted, a tax lien or you have a civil action pending -all of that can show up. Does a potential employer have a right to know all of that? I guess youd have to think like an employer to answer that question. At any rate, making sure you keep your credit report as squeaky clean reasons. You should get a copy of your credit report to see exactly whats on it. If there are negative, albeit true, entries, write up a simple explanation and have it available should a potential employer, landlord, even insurance agent (yes, they look, too) make a similar request. Sometimes a simple upfront explanation is all thats required to get past that issue. Dear Mary: Last month, I lent my sister $500 to pay her rent since she said she was in a jam. She has yet to pay me back, but she eats out every day and gets weekly manicures. Im seething. What can I say to get my money back? -Christy, Nevada Dear Christy: My business side says to just review the promissory note she signed. The sister part of me says you probably didnt think you would need that. A written agreement makes sure that everyone has the same expectations -even sisters. As it is, you expected her to pay you back complete with a mushy thank you note. Her expectations? Who knows. She may think youve got so much money you havent even missed it. I dont blame you for being upset, but is $500 worth destroying your relationship? Thats what will happen if you let your anger turn into bitterness. You need to accept that she may never pay you back. Once you stop seething, say to her, Lets thats comfortable for you. Do everything you can to work it out, and then write it down. If she ever pays you back, consider it a bonus. And the next time you decide to lend money to anyone, put your expectations in writing -before you write the check.

PAGE 15

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 15 Dive-In Movies are Back ST. PETE BEACHIts that time again! The St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex will be hosting the ever-popular Dive-In movie series again this summer, providing awesome family fun out under the stars! Bring your noodles, screen while relaxing in the pool or on the pool deck. Admission is just $4 per person; doors open at 8 p.m. and space is limited. Drinks, snacks, and glow jewelry will be sold at the pool no outside coolers or containers please. The Dive-In Movies are held at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, on July 13th, 20th, and August 3rd and 10th. A special Tween Night Dive-In for ages 10 and up will be held on June 29th with a showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. An adult-only showing of Jaws will be held on July 27th for ages 18 and up. These specialty Dive-Ins cost $5 per person. For more information contact the St. Pete Beach Pool at 727-363-9264. One Week Scuba Camps Jims Dive Shop and the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center will be hosting SCUBA Camps throughout the summer for kids and teens ages 10 and older. All students that pass the Cost for the week-long camp is $400 per student and includes all study materials as well as use of necessary equipment for all dives. Classroom and pool sessions will be held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Pool at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Summer courses will be held the week of July 30th. To begin your adventure, contact Jims Dive Shop at 393-3483. Friday Flicks in the Park The City of Treasure Island will present its Friday Flicks in the Park on the second and fourth Friday in June and July in the Treasure Island Community Center Park located at 106th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The event begins at 7 p.m. with food vendors and activities for the children, with the movies beginning at 9 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Friday, July 13th, Big Miracle and Friday, July 27th, Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows. The movie will be shown under the stars on a giant outdoor screen. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show. Snack vendors and childrens activities will be available for before and during the movie. The event is free to the public. For additional information, please contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 727-5474575, ext. 237 or visit the Citys website at www.mytreasureisland. org.

PAGE 16

16 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012

PAGE 17

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 17 One Mor e Time Ar ound Thrift Stor e727-498-6530Tu esda y Fr iday 10:00am 5:00pm / Saturd ay 10:00am 4:00pm / Closed Sunda y and Monda yWe ha ve clothes shoes poc k etbooks antiques kitchenw are fur niture linens TV s, electronics games je wler y, etc. 8451 49th Street Nor th, Pinellas P arkTa ke 84th T errace to par k in bac k, Lots of room to par k in rear! 10% OFF with this couponExpires 8/1/1 2 s ed S unda y and Monda y e ar! Donations A cc e pt e d By Scott LafeeSleeping on the Clock When it comes to getting enough sleep, shift workers get short shrift, especially those who typically work with heavy equipment. In a study of more than 15,000 employed American adults, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 30 percent of workers said they got fewer than six hours of sleep every day. Extrapolated to the nations total workforce, that works out to 28.3 million workers operating with measurably less sleep than the recommended seven to nine hours. Not surprisingly, night-shift workers got the least sleep on a regular basis, some 44 percent saying they slept less than six hours per day. The worst were night-shift employees working in transportation and warehousing -70 percent were less than well rested -followed by people working overnight in the health care industry, miners, utility workers and in manufacturing. Short sleep duration is associated with various adverse health effects, decreased workplace and public safety and impaired job performance, wrote the studys authors. In the U.S., 2.7 million workers visit hospital emergency rooms each year for on-the-job injuries. The average number of fatal accidents on the job hovers around 5,000 each year. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Researchers at the Belly Button Biodiversity project say they have bacterial strains swabbed from the navels of 200 volunteers. Many of the bacteria species are previously unknown to science. GET ME THAT. STAT! Removing a childs ruptured saves an estimated $10,000 in hospital charges, according to a new Vanderbilt University study. (In some cases, doctors may opt to delay removal of the appendix for several weeks, called an interval appendectomy, if it appears an initial course of antibiotics is required.) COUNTS -Average annual pay, in dollars, of a pediatrician (lowest on a recent survey of medical specialties): $156,000. -Average annual pay of orthopedic surgeons and radiologists (tops on the survey): $315,000. -Percentage of doctors surveyed who considered themselves rich: 11. Source: Medscape BEST MEDICINE One evening, a man visits his doctor. The doctor asks whats wrong and the man says, I think Im a moth. The doctor is chagrined. You think youre a moth? he exclaims. You dont need a doctor. You need is a therapist. I know, replies the man. I was on my way to see a therapist, but then I saw your light was on.? OBSERVATION Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. -American comedian Steven Wright EPITAPHS No comment. -American writer and environmentalist Edward Abbey (1927-1989). The words are also reportedly the last ones he uttered before dying.

PAGE 18

18 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 This Weeks Solution USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Julys program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road July 10, Boating Safety July 17, and Piloting Your Boat Part-A July 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226.

PAGE 19

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 19 The Gabs What are your 4th of July traditions?Jeremy Cartagena Codys Roadhouse on Tyrone: Typically, working. Typically, bartending, helping everybody else get their party on. Dieni Koppelaar, Canada: We have July 1. Just being together as a family and swimming all day long. Ruthie Buxbaum Steam and Chill: Last year I was standing at the back of the St. Pete Beach Laundromat washing dirty dish towels. You can only go up from there. Jackie Smit, Chef, Steam and Chill: Working. Im a chef; I work every holiday. I never get a holiday off.

PAGE 20

20 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Shop the Thrift Mall and Gift Store Pasadena Community Church now has four stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. The other store is in the LEC building and features gifts.

PAGE 21

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 21 Worship First United Methodist Church of GulfportSundays: Sunday School ............. 9:15am Traditional Service ........ 10:30amWednesday evening: Supper and Bible Study .... 6:00pmThrift Store Summer Hours Friday/Saturday 9am 12 noo n28th Ave. S. & 53rd St.321-3620ww w. gulfpo rt umc. org oG u p p p p p p p p p p p p p p o o ......... 9:15a m e ........ 10:30am n g : t ud y .... 6:00pm m er Hour s a m 12 no on on on n on on n n n on n n n n n n on on n n n on on n 3 r d S t . 6 2 0 0 m c. or g Celebrating 100 Blessed Y ear s! Childcare Availab le VBS at Tradewinds Church A summer kids event called Sky will be hosted at Tradewinds Church in South Pasadena each evening from July 9th-13th. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos theyll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Sky is for kids from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $25/child, with discounts available for families with multiple children. For more information, 344-1501 or visit www. tradewindschurch.org.

PAGE 22

22 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 TUNE-UPFRONT END ALIGNMENTOIL CHANGE/SAFETY CHECKBrake Inspectioncl T $4995 $3995$1795Star ting At4 Cy l. Most C ars Present this coupon to recieve our special:. Change your oil filter .. Check & r otate your tir es.Plus Ta x & Disposal. Check your brakes.. Check your belts & hoses.. Check for tune-up and conduct a 22 point vehicle inspection.FREE Democratic Club to Meet On Thursday, July 12, members and guests of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will host retiring State Legislator Rick Kriseman and Florida Democratic Party Vice Chair Alison Moreno. The meeting to be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a lovely buffet dinner ($15) at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with the speakers presentations and questions and discussion.Everyone is welcome and membership is countywide. Call Betty Morganstein at 727-360-3971 for dinner reservations. eSalon Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Spruce up your skills and learn how every Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call 727-893-1073. Special $25 Cat Neuter-a-thon Calling all cat lovers get your male cats neutered for only $25 at the SPOT Spay and Neuter clinic in the month of July. Tired of your cats spraying and marking their territories, get your cat neutered today. To make an appointment call 727-329-8657 or visit the website at www.SPOTusa. org. SPOT is located at 4403 62nd Avenue N. in Pinellas Park. Do you see stray cats in your neighborhood but dont know what to do? Learn how easy it is to help these strays. Discover some interesting facts about cats, to help them live up to 6 years longer. Free seminar at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11th at the Pinellas Park Library 7770 52nd St. N. in Pinellas Park. Seminar sponsored by SPOTStop Pet Overpopulation Together, guest speaker Pamela Borres. Space is limited. Reserve your spot online atwww.SPOTusa.org or call 727329-8658.

PAGE 23

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 23 Daytime Dramas

PAGE 24

24 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Featuring the Hill Tops Region of Australia The Hilltops Wine Region is one of New South Wales most exciting wine regions. Situated in the Murray-Darling Basin around the towns of Young, Boorowa and Harden, the Hilltops is fast gaining recognition as a consistent producer of ultra-premium wine. Consequently it has attracted the attention of leading winemakers from other regions. vines were planted especially for refreshments for the diggers working in the viticulture industry were established from the 1970s. This region has a continental climate, with cool winters and rain falling predominantly in the winter, autumn and spring months. The summers hot dry days but cool nights provide ideal ripening conditions, distinguishing the Hilltops from many other renowned viticultural regions in Australia. Varieties grown in the region include: RedsBarbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Corvina, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Rondinella, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Shiraz and Zinfandel. WhitesChardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier Cat Lovers needed to Foster Felines Save Our Strays cats that have been adopted are being returned now due to the economy. To make matters worse, Save Our Strays has no available foster homes for these kitties. All of their foster homes are maxed out. They are actively seeking volunteers willing to foster these displaced cats. These felines are looking for stability in their lives again and are usually very affectionate. Foster participants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Can you open up your heart and your home temporarily to help one of these disposed cats that has been uprooted from its loving home? They are looking for permanent foster families, also, that will provide an ongoing home for older cats that are likely not adoptable. In these cases, Save Our Strays pays for any required veterinary expenses. Please call 727481-5262 for details. Fostering can offer wonderful rewards. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, abandoned cats and kittens. Learn Sail Trim & Rig Tuning The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series Sail Trim & Rig Tuning will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, July 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 2nd Ave SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. This seminar shows in clear and simple terms how to use and adjust sales for optimum performance under a wide range of conditions. The seminar comes with a waterproof USPS Captains Quick Guide written by North Sails and Student Notes. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family; maximum of 20 students; pre-registration required. Contact www.boating-stpete.org.

PAGE 25

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 25 St. Anthony's Supports the Troops Helen Rogers and Ladonna Scaggs from St. Anthony's Team Resources SPB Supports Our Troops, Inc., for their recent generous donation of food, hygiene products and $276 in cash to cover postage for 20 boxes. They, and our troops, thank them, and everyone at St. Anthony's who donated so freely to their program. Also, thanks to their volunteers who were able to send 34 care packages last week. Step it up at Scout Hall Beginners Line Dance Class will be offered at Scout Hall (5301 28th Ave. S.) starting on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. You must be a registered member of the Senior Center. Registration and the class are free. To register to be a member of the Senior Center, stop by at 5501 27th Ave. S. For more information, contact 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. Fresh Market Seeks Vendors The new Azalea Community Fresh Market is still looking for food vendors, as well as organic food and honey sellers. Located in the Tyrone area at the Azalea Rec Center the fresh market will have fresh produce, activities for kids, arts and crafts, music and a variety of food vendors. They are offering weekly and monthly booth rates both inside and out with electric available. The Azalea Community Fresh Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting July 7th. The Azalea Rec Center is located at 1600 72nd information and become a vendor or volunteer please call Joe and Kathy Irizarry at 727-492-4789. 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 dates in the summer. It is $3.50 per member and $4.50 for guests. They meet from 10-12 in their building at the corner of 5th Ave. S. and Park 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. boxes from herbs and seeds 27.

PAGE 26

26 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Trending among the planets this week is the decision to go retrograde. Despite the bad reputation of retrogrades, they can be quite a positive cycle, giving us all a chance to backtrack, double check, review and assess. Without a retrograde, it would be hard to appreciate the full glory of progress. On Friday the 13th, Uranus will turn around and march in the opposite direction until December 13. Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Unlike some, you recognize how youve been helped along the way, and you feel an obligation to give back. And those instances when no one bothered to help you make you want to help even more because you know what it feels like to be needy and overlooked. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Heroism is relatively uncommon because it only gets the chance to be proved in dire circumstances. But potential heroes are everywhere. You recognize them because they perpetuate the standards of human decency. They do right when there is no apparent heroes because you are one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). History should be your best teacher, and yet sometimes shes the teacher who distributes a test and then hides out in the lounge. Theres so much going on this week that the past is altogether hard to recall. Try anyway. There is a lesson youve already learned, and you dont want to have to repeat it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You dont like to trouble others to help you with what you can clearly do for yourself. The point is not whether you can perform the tasks at hand; of course you can. The point is whether it is prudent for you to do so given your other responsibilities and the sheer quantity of what you need to accomplish. Delegate! SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Unforgettable images will pop into your mind this week while you sleep. Perhaps these mental pictures remind you of something or someone from your past, spurring a reaction that affects your future. The best dreams will happen while youre awake this weekend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Its like youre trying to put together a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle of a maddeningly monochromatic scene. trial and error, bit by bit, it all comes together. Stay calm, persistent and experimental, and you may actually fun. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As is the case with a real earthquake, the different plates that make up your life as an earth sign have a way of rubbing against one another, creating a tension that needs to be released periodically. It changes your emotional landscape somewhat, but the change will be good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Note how amazingly long it takes to complete the project youre not working on. Theres a part of your brain that is still enmeshed in that project, and it may free you up a great deal to decide that youre with that decision. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll be kinder than necessary. Its just how you are these days -and most days in general. If someone takes advantage of your kindness, you may be saddened temporarily by the misplaced energy this represents, but youll never regret having given so much of yourself. ARIES (March 21-April compliments, as happy customers tend to continue silently on their way and mad ones usually speak up. Expecting that things should go right, people sometimes forget to be thankful that they do. Thats why when you offer up kindness and appreciation your words mean so much. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your whims sometimes lead to uncanny coincidences and auspicious circumstances; other times, not so much. This is the kind of week that requires you to focus. Distraction may be fear in disguise. Face your fear instead. Avoid wandering away from your main focus and goals and, thus, wasting time. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theres a saying: Depression lies. The voice of sadness and anger turned inward is one of the biggest liars around, although its not the only liar in town. Being tired and overworked with too much on your plate also brings about false thinking. Rest and take care so you can hear with clarity the cheerful truth. This Week's Birthdays: Your support system will be enormously important, not because youll need them to survive but because youll need them to thrive. Fraternity will be key to choosing the right goals success this month thats better than material wealth. September brings your chance to gain skills and connect with new energy. Theres a shift in your personal life in October, and youll be spending more time with someone who complements you in an exciting way. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday OpenTuesday Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. OpenThursday Open Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday Open Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting

PAGE 27

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 27 AMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th A ve. So.347-6085 CLUB HOURS: Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. Friday, July 6th, 5-7pmSaturday, July 7th, 5-7pm SUNDAY BREAKFAST 8:30am 11:00amBreakfast BuffetComplimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa$4.75Baked or Battered White Fish, French Fries, Slaw, roll & butter $7.75 or Baked Herbed Chicken Breast Yellow Rice, Vegatables, Roll & Butter$6.75Legion DinnerRoast Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegatables, Roll & Butter, and Dessert$7.00 Tue/Thur:7-10 pm Karaoke Serving Lunch!Tues-Thur 11-3 Fri. 11-3Southern NightsFriday Night Saturday Night We Ha ve P ull T abs!August 14 th July 29th BLOOD DRIVE BLOOD DRIVEFREE Breakfast for donorsMusic & Dancing: Music & Dancing: Reasons to join Gulfport Toastmasters Club! speaking and increase your selfin your job or with your volunteer activities through more effective communication skills and leadership training. practice organizing your thoughts and presenting them clearly. can enhance what you already know and practice new skills. Come as often as your schedule allows! They meet every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Ave. S. (off 49th St. S., one block from Gulfport Blvd.). For questions, contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or email to: don@rsri.net.

PAGE 28

28 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Gulfport Residents Wed Gulfport residents Kirk and Diane Vail would like to announce the marraige of their daughter Tara Elaine to Grant Anthony Bond on April 14, 2012 at the Mahaffey Theater. Grant is the son of Tony and Carolyn Bond and grandson of Maxine Fitzgibbon, all of St. Petersburg. Grant is also the grandson of Gulfport resident Primrose Bond, who coincidentally has lived across the street from Tara her entire life. Tara and Grant both attended Southside Fundamental and the University of Florida, but didn't become reacquainted until both had graduated from college and returned to their home towns. After Tara completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at UF, a celebratory trip to Europe results in Grant proposing to Tara in front of the Eiffel Tower. (He even caught it on video!) After a honeymoon to Roatan, Honduras, Tara and Grant are residing in their Gulfport home overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. Tara is employed as a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department at Sarasota Memorial Hospital while Grant is in the process of taking over his family's car business, 3445 Car Store. IAAP to Meet The St. Petersburg Chapter of IAAP meets the second Wednesday every month at 6 p.m. at Panera Bread on 4th St. N. On July 11th the speaker will present How the Move to Virtual is Affecting Admins. Meeting is free. Please contact Janet Baker for more information at 727-497-1225. Free Square Dance Night The LGBT square dancing group the Suncoast Squares will hold a free get acquainted night on Tuesday, July 10th from 7:30-10 p.m. at King of Peace MCC Church, 3150 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Dancers of all (or no) skill levels are invited to participate, meet new friends and learn some new moves. Give up the gym for a while and learn a skill you can use the rest of your life. Challenge you mind and your physical abilities and come out for of course, some fun square dancing. Fee is free and all are welcome. Visit Suncoastsquares.com.

PAGE 29

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 29 LORAINES ACADEMY by sSpaDO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND VISIT!!!NEW!!! LORAINES ACADEMY T T Y g 33710 www 25%OFF20%OFF $445 $94525%OFFAll Facia l Ser vicesZotos Perm20%OFFFoil Highlight s$445Haircut$945 Not va lid with an y other off ers TG Exp 7/31/12 Long Hair 15% Surcharge Not v alid with an y other off ers TG y Exp 7/31/12 0 T Long Hair 15% Surcharge Not va lid with an y other off ers TG y Exp 7/31/12 $50 & up 5Not v alid with an y other offe rs TG y Exp 7/31/12 Learn to Spin Yarn at Gulfport Fresh MarketGULFPORTThe time-honored art the subject of hands-on classes to be held during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market this summer. Billie Rodriguez and her daughter Brennan will teach students during 4-hour courses, each consisting of two-hour classes conducted on two consecutive Tuesdays. Registration for classes hour class is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10th, followed by a second twohour class on Tuesday, July 17th. To ensure individual attention, classes will be limited to four persons each. Waiting lists for additional classes to be held during summer will be maintained for others interested in learning. The cost for classes will be $15 per hour, or $60 for the entire four-hour course. including angora and other types, cover an introduction to spinning, eye/feet coordination exercises, and beginning spinning. During class on the second week, students will learn beginning techniques, adding on To sign up for classes, visit Billie and Brennan at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. The open-air market is located on Beach Blvd. S. below 29th Ave. S. For more information, contact Billie Rodriguez at 813-428-2484 or email boogie595@yahoo.com. The Fresh Market is a year-round event. Aqua Zumba Join the Party ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex is excited to craze Aqua Zumba. Classes will be offered every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is not your grandmothers water workout, this is a party! Get all the impact and all the resistance of the water. Its perfect for all ages and beginning or looking to spice up your workout regimen. Burn calories, tone your whole body, and have a blast! Classes are $5 for St. Pete Beach Residents and $6 for Non-Residents, no pre-registration necessary. For more information call 363-9245.

PAGE 30

30 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Public Safety Boating Class An ABS Class will be offered on Saturday, July 14th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). paperwork. Cost is $40 per person, all materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive wallet card and the State of Florida bobber card issued by the FWC. For questions and reservations, call 727399-7986. Gulfport Tai Chi Taoist tai chi classes for beginners starts on July 5th. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Gulfport Scout Hall, 5313 28th Avenue S. Emphasis is on the health foundation exercises and instruction of the full 108-move set. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class. Call Marge at 727-345-6708. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter members are working on our ways and means project. The ways and means project will be the painting of the annual Christmas mouse ornament. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the home of Pam Puskas. The meetings are scheduled every two weeks or so to work on these ornaments. Members take orders for these ornaments each year. They are $3 each and can be personalized for $3.50. For more information, please call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

PAGE 31

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 31 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Staycations Instead of making pricey travel plans this year that damage the environment as well as your bank account, take a local vacation, or staycation. This is a chance to rediscover the beauty of your home region by taking the time to visit cultural attractions and natural places that you may be too busy to see in your daily routine. A staycation does not mean staying home and doing yard work, or the list of jobs youve been putting off for the past year. Instead, suggests Pauline Frommer of Frommers Travel Guides, become a tourist in your own hometown. Plan to see tourist attractions, historic sites, take an art class, learn to swim, or a number of small adventures you always wanted to do if you had the time. that you develop a deeper connection to your community and hometown. People feel more connected to a place when they experience the history Try to see something different each day -a different spectacular view, a different museum, a new restaurant. local community by pumping vacation money into the local economy. Some staycationers go so far as to camp in a nearby campground to get away from the daily routine. If you are addicted to technology and cant imagine a day without email or Internet, then consider leaving the house and staycationing in a local campground or Bed and Breakfast. Youll still save gas money and travel expenses, but youll feel refreshed after being away from the computer for a few days. Here are a few tips for a successful staycation: --Explore the rail trails in your area by bicycle. Most communities have rail trail projects connecting larger cities by walking and biking paths. Explore your area by riding railtrails.org website for a list of historic sites and museums to visit. --Spend a Saturday touring farms and farm markets in your region to get a fresh delicious taste of the local --Pick a nearby town on the map, and spend the day walking through the whole town, antiquing, eating in local restaurants, and getting a real sense of the history and culture of the place. --Take an art, music, or acting class. Do something you always said you would do if only you had the time. If you really must go out of town, make your vacation as green as possible by: Staying in a green hotel when possible. If you strive to be green at home, why not on vacation as well? www.greenhotels.com, www. environmentallyfriendlyhotels.com --Traveling with friends and sharing the costs and carbon of each car trip. If you carpool and share a vacation rental including meals, you form tighter friendship bonds, use less gas and eat out less. --Considering a working vacation and volunteering to work on an organic farm located in a place you wish to visit. Many countries also have programs for whole families to spend a vacation working as part of a relief effort. www.globeaware.org, www.globalvolunteers.org --Offseting the carbon emissions from your air travel by purchasing carbon offsets through the airline or www.carbonfund.org Help Explain Medicare Choices We need SHINE (serving health insurance needs of elders) volunteers. The volunteers associated with SHINE), a national award-winning program, provides free and unbiased information and counseling to members and caregivers on all aspects of health insurance, including prescription assistance. The volunteers, counsel, educate and assist seniors with the process of saving them money on prescription costs. However, the information and counseling provided is not limited to prescription drug assistance, assistance with understanding Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage Plans, supplemental insurance, Medicare Part D Plans and long-term care. The goal is to empower our seniors, their caregivers and family members with enough valid information so that they can make wise choices insurance needs. SHINE volunteers are required to complete background information that we deal with on a daily basis. As a volunteer, you will receive initial training, continuing education and a supportive environment with dedicated colleagues. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of PascoPinellas, Inc. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), contact Susan Samson at sue.samson@aaapp.org or visit the SHINE website at www. FloridaSHINE.org. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

PAGE 32

32 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players 12TH ANNUAL SUMMER ONE ACTS July 12-22 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15 Call 727-322-0316 Also available at the Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar and Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS The Library will be closed Wed., July 4th for the Independence Day holidaySearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comeSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm, Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with otthers to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books.Citizenship Classes: Mondays, 5-7 p.m. FMI, contact Adriana Santos, 727222-8883 or 727-442-6881, email asantos@umcm.info. FLYP Summer Reading Program: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm. FMI, call 8931074 and ask for Diann. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [PG] (2012); and, 1:30 pm John Carter [PG-13] (2012); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. The Mysterious World of Bats: Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 pm. See a live bat! Learn about the special role bats play in the environment. Presented by Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Off-site Programs. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Meditation Classes: Saturdays, starting July 14, 10:00 am. Taught by Ted Leitho, using The Power of Now by E. Tolle; and Your Head in the Tigers Mouth by R. Balsekar. Preregister at the Reference Desk. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, July 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Kesey, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Voter Registration training for volunteers: Saturday, July 21 & Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm. Class consists of one session. FMI, call 727-488-4197. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Thursdays, 4:30 6 pm, FMI, call 727-238-1688. Anime Afternoons: Fridays, 2:00 pm. Screening this week: Summer Wars. For ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. FMI, contact Sheri, 727-893-1074.Open Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, RECREATION WEBSITE-www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012 SUMMER PROGRAM Ongoing registration continues for the 2012 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Registrations for Gulfport residents and non-residents (30 children max.) are currently being accepted. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. p.m. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call 482-2125 for more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Diane at 459-1399. Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 borhood Center, Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. chel at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a the Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pmSPECIAL EVENTS Closed for July 4: The Senior Center and GEMS Mini-Bus Service will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. GEMS riders are encouraged to plan ahead for travel needs. Thursday Bridge Club: Bridge will start at 1:30pm on Thursdays during the summer months. Beginners Line Dance Class: A beginners Line Dance Class will be offered at Scout Hall starting on Tues. July 3 at 10:30am. Must be a registered member of the Senior Center. Registration and the class are free. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? Hard Rock Casino on July 4, ($20); New York Nights matinee at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson on July 15 ($75); Empress Tea Room of Carrollwood on July 20 ($51); The Producers at the Straz Center in Tampa at 2pm on July 21($86). Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details. SPECIAL SERVICES Food Pantry Low: The Senior Center Food Pantry has an ongoing need for non-perishable food items. Please consider donating food to help our low-income seniors. Snack Bar: Light Breakfast served every morning: 1 egg, 2 pieces of toast & tomato and coffee, only $2.50. All lunches, $3.00. Great food! Great company! If you are heading for the beach, stop at the Senior Center to pick up a boxed lunch. Call 893-2259 to place your order. Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. All rides to the Senior Center are free. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-343-9044 for fee and registration info. Support Groups at 9:30am. 4th Tues at 6:30pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., July 8, 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 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237

PAGE 33

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 33 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players 12TH ANNUAL SUMMER ONE ACTS July 12-22 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15 Call 727-322-0316 Also available at the Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar and Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS The Library will be closed Wed., July 4th for the Independence Day holidaySearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comeSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm, Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with otthers to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books.Citizenship Classes: Mondays, 5-7 p.m. FMI, contact Adriana Santos, 727222-8883 or 727-442-6881, email asantos@umcm.info. FLYP Summer Reading Program: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm. FMI, call 8931074 and ask for Diann. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [PG] (2012); and, 1:30 pm John Carter [PG-13] (2012); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. The Mysterious World of Bats: Wednesday, July 11, 2:30 pm. See a live bat! Learn about the special role bats play in the environment. Presented by Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Off-site Programs. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Meditation Classes: Saturdays, starting July 14, 10:00 am. Taught by Ted Leitho, using The Power of Now by E. Tolle; and Your Head in the Tigers Mouth by R. Balsekar. Preregister at the Reference Desk. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, July 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Kesey, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Voter Registration training for volunteers: Saturday, July 21 & Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm. Class consists of one session. FMI, call 727-488-4197. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Thursdays, 4:30 6 pm, FMI, call 727-238-1688. Anime Afternoons: Fridays, 2:00 pm. Screening this week: Summer Wars. For ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. FMI, contact Sheri, 727-893-1074.Open Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, RECREATION WEBSITE-www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012 SUMMER PROGRAM Ongoing registration continues for the 2012 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Registrations for Gulfport residents and non-residents (30 children max.) are currently being accepted. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2011-2012 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. p.m. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call 482-2125 for more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Diane at 459-1399. Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 borhood Center, Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. chel at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a the Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.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 Closed for July 4: The Senior Center and GEMS Mini-Bus Service will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. GEMS riders are encouraged to plan ahead for travel needs. Thursday Bridge Club: Bridge will start at 1:30pm on Thursdays during the summer months. Beginners Line Dance Class: A beginners Line Dance Class will be offered at Scout Hall starting on Tues. July 3 at 10:30am. Must be a registered member of the Senior Center. Registration and the class are free. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? Hard Rock Casino on July 4, ($20); New York Nights matinee at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson on July 15 ($75); Empress Tea Room of Carrollwood on July 20 ($51); The Producers at the Straz Center in Tampa at 2pm on July 21($86). Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details. SPECIAL SERVICES Food Pantry Low: The Senior Center Food Pantry has an ongoing need for non-perishable food items. Please consider donating food to help our low-income seniors. Snack Bar: Light Breakfast served every morning: 1 egg, 2 pieces of toast & tomato and coffee, only $2.50. All lunches, $3.00. Great food! Great company! If you are heading for the beach, stop at the Senior Center to pick up a boxed lunch. Call 893-2259 to place your order. Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. All rides to the Senior Center are free. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-343-9044 for fee and registration info. Support Groups at 9:30am. 4th Tues at 6:30pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., July 8, 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 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237

PAGE 34

34 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 By Cathy Salustri Danny Newsome lost his legs and his hands to sugar, and he wants to warn others. I want to be a spokesperson for diabetes, he says as he sits with his friend Tanya Citvaras. He can feed himself awkwardly with a special attachment for his wrist, but he can neither dress nor bathe himself. He is wholly dependant on the staff at Egret Cove for even the most basic needs. Danny has adult-onset diabetes. Three years ago, he weighed in at 400 pounds. Today, hes down to 215 pounds, and hes still trying to lose weight. Its hard. He still craves sugar. He still eats sugar. He admits he has a problem and calls himself an addict. An addict is an addict, no matter what it is. I go nuts sometimes; if I dont get it [sugar], Ill really go crazy, he says, confessing that even as we speak he has a bag of M&Ms stashed in his room. The staff knows, he says, but they dont make a big deal about it, because they know it makes me angry if I dont get what I need. Danny doesnt seem like the kind of guy who has a temper despite being wheelchair and a total lack of independence, he remains sunny and upbeat. How did his disease get so bad? Cookies, he says. He drove a tractor trailer, hauling chicken eggs for Hermans Egg Company, and he would trade another truck driver some of the eggs for some of that drivers haul: cookies. I would eat cookies all day long, he recalls. I ate sugar all the time. Danny didnt realize his mother had suffered from diabetes. She had it on her mothers side, he says. She didnt tell her kids at all. Because he didnt know, he didnt think too much about the sores hed started to get. When he was about 35, he had an itch on the back of his leg. He scratched. He started to bleed and couldnt stop. When he went to the hospital, doctors told him he had diabetes. He started taking pills, but they didnt work. Danny kept eating those cookies. His blood sugar soared, at times reaching 600 or 700. He started taking insulin. He kept eating sugar. In 2001, he lost his right leg just below his knee. Diabetics often suffer nerve damage and cant feel pain or extreme temperatures in their extremities. Thats why Danny didnt notice as a cut turned to gangrene. He kept eating sugar. In 2005, he lost his left leg and went into a wheelchair. He remained the primary caregiver for his wife, Sherol, who had multiple sclerosis. Sherol died in 2007. After her death, he started eating more sugar, his ultimate comfort food. Id eat spoonfuls of sugar. I didnt care. I really didnt care, he says. In 2009, surgeons had to lost both hands just below the wrist. Unable to care for himself, he left his home and came to Egret Cove. He visits with friends hes made there and goes to therapy. He says more than wanting his legs back, he wants to warn people about sugar and diabetes. I want to let people know not to do like I did eat too much sugar. I want to get this story out to people. I want to speak to a class. I can speak in front of anybody, he says. Im not scared. Big Sugar. One day a kid came up to me and asked what happened to my legs, Danny Newsome says. I told him, Sugar. I ate too many candy bars. For Danny, its important to let people know what can happen to people who overdo it with sugar.

PAGE 35

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 35 Local ObituariesBOGGI, JR., LOUIS F., 84, will be greatly missed by his wife of 61 years, Emma. Survived by 3 children, Louis Boggi III and his daughter-in-law, Noreen, Donna and his son-in-law, Jerry, and Susan and his son-in-law, John. Predeceased by 3 children Linda, Stephen, and Richard. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a United States Navy veteran, worked for Philadelphia Gas Works, and retired in 1997 in Florida. McLAUGHLIN, JOSEPH M., 75, of Gulfport, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. For an online tribute and full obituary go to beachmemorial. com. SAMPSON, JOSEPH JUDE, 57, of South Pasadena, entered eternal life peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home. He is survived by his mother, Edith Korrot; brother, Thomas; sister, Diane; daughters, Samantha and Christina; as well as grandsons, Nicholas, Christian, and Lucas. Memorial services to be held at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. on Friday June 29th at 2 p.m. In to the American Heart Assn. Online memorial and guestbook at www. brettfuneralhome.net. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 727321-3321. 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: Tolls Q: The Bayway Bridge toll just went up to 75. Who gets that money? Will the SunPass rate also increase? A: gets 100% of what you pay to cross the Bayway Bridge. The State of Florida... uses them for maintenance and future replacement of the various roads and bridges, he said. The east and west Bayway tolls now cost cash customers 75 (up from 50). The south Bayway toll (leading to Fort DeSoto) will now cost 50 (up from 35). SunPass customers will not see this rate increase. SunPass customer service says they have no plans to increase the cost of the $50 commuter pass when it expires in September.

PAGE 36

36 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Funding the Future Good news. Floridas in pretty good shape for funding its future promises to state government retirees sort of. That is, funding for pensions has kept up, but funding for retirees health levels. Talk about the use of credit cards (last weeks column). Pensions card purchases to be paid in the future. Most states approached both those issues just like many card users have: its easy to spend (or, in this meet the payments. According to a recent study by the Pew Center on the States, Florida has a $142 billion pension liability. As of 2010 they had paid in 107 per cent of the amount needed to fund it. Thats good. The most agreed upon Most states are half that and some worse. For Florida, the only problem is keeping up that level which is unsustainable because investments interest, dividends, stock values, CDs no longer bring the return of past years. Anticipating that, the state tried to force employes to contribute more to the plans (some people pay nothing) and to drop the cost-of-living factors you cant do that because already agreed upon contracts dont permit it. That will undoubtedly mean tax increase or service cuts elsewhere. In the meanwhile, the retiree health plan is funded at only 33 per cent. It has a liability of nearly $5 billion. Health care costs arent dropping, though they have slowed, and that means the state is going to have to fork out money from current operating revenues more taxes or fees or cuts. Think of it another way: every dollar put into a state, or any other government pension program, means there are fewer dollars to put into your private plan. That is, because your taxes have to pay government employes, you have to open your wallet to meet your obligations to those that govern you and you, through your representatives, have agreed to pay. So, its easy for those representatives to be heroes, and maybe get government union support along the way, by promising future However, if you think there are problems here, take a look at other states. The 50 states (not 56, by the way) have a total pension fund liability of $757 billion and a retiree health care liability of $627 billion. For the health care liability states have set aside only 5 per cent of their liability. Thirty-four states dont meet the 80 per cent funding level that experts say is necessary to meet their obligations. Four only have about two thirds of that. What it all means is that state spending will be under pressure for years and years just to meet what has been promised. Not even a new, robust economy will bail them (and us) out. Promises, promises. Theyll kill you every time. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

PAGE 37

Gabber July 5 July 11, 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 Geno 6:30-9:30pm Installation of Ofcers 12pm Lunch and music to follow Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg. 5:45pm Reg. ALA Mtg.-6pm Pizza available all day Exe. Com. Meeting 6pm Burger or Sandwich special Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events The Ladies Auxiliary is collecting supplies to send to our troops. There is a list of needed items at the Post. You will receive a card for a free game of Steak-ums for each 3 items donated. See the bartender. Steak-ums are played Sundays at 1 p.m. We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

PAGE 38

38 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 6/21 Vandalism2800 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call49th St. & 27th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Domestic2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Domestic5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic1700 Blk 58th St. S. Friday 6/22 Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespass51st St. & 20th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle4900 Blk 26th Ave. S. Theft5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft2500 Blk 54th St. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 14th Ave. S. Hit & Run5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Saturday 6/23 Animal CallTangerine Ave. & 53rd St. S. Burglary Vehicle2800 Blk 53rd St. S. Person Under Inuence5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence2200 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Sunday 6/24 Vandalism4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Assault/Battery2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5100 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Hit & Run4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Call3200 Blk 58th St. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Monday 6/25 Domestic5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Noise1700 Blk 51st St. S. Trouble3200 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Burglary Residence5400 Blk 31st Ave. S. Water Rescue4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Shots Fired/Heard5300 Blk 19th Ave. S. Shots Fired/HeardTangerine Ave. & 49th St. S. Animal Call900 Blk 60th St. S. Tuesday 6/26 Animal Call2300 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem1000 Blk Freemont St. S. Neighbor Problem700 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call2600 Blk Dupont St. S. Hit & Run5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Wednesday 6/27 Person Under Inuence52nd St. & 31st Ave. S. Theft6300 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft1600 Blk 58th St. S. Drug Call5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trash Dump3100 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 18th Ave. S. Reckless Driver17th Ave. & 58th St. S. Domestic4900 Blk 28th Ave. S.

PAGE 39

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 39 Try your hand at SudokuBoca Ciega Center gives Back Pictured (L-R): Sarah Peel, Susan Frank, Joshua Choate, Ruth Gruhn, Activity Director and Trina Quinn, Marketing Director Sarah Peel, Pres. of the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation, along with Susan Frank, Director of the Gulfport Senior Center, receives a gift donation of $400 from Josh Choate, Administrator and team members of Boca Ciega Center, LLC. The gift was made possible by proceeds from the recent May-Faire Festival which was celebrated during May in recognition of Older Americans Month at the Boca Ciega Center, Gulfports Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Boca Ciega Center also reached out with a gift donation of $100 to The Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, as part of their May-Faire efforts in gratitude to the church for their years of spiritual support to residents and staff at the center. Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga Class every Friday night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through July 27. Fee $15 per class. If you have any question, call Marisha at 727-871-1251(marisha. francis@yahoo.com) or Tamara 727512-2763 (tharte@tampabay.rr.com). Gulfport Rec Summer Program Ongoing registrations continue for the 2012 Summer Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9a.m.p.m. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. The 8-week program (June 18 August 10) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for nonresidents, which does not include and Post camp (August 13-17) cost is $77 for each week, which includes limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 893-1068 for any questions. New Zumba Class Scotsman Fitness at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd So., is now offering Zumba classes. Zumba is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes will be on Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 p.m. The cost is $6 per class. Please contact Rachel (instructor) at 727-748-6612 or Scotsman Fitness is or via Facebook.

PAGE 40

40 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Curb Your Frustration Frustration is foe to both human and dog. Frustrated people make frustrated dogs; frustrated dogs make frustrated people. Frustrated people and dogs make mistakes out of frustration. He shouldnt do it. He doesnt listen. He wont come to me. He should know better. All said in that pinched, exasperated, teetering-on-the-edge tone. Have you trained him? I ask. I always ask. And the answer is always no. Then how would he know better from worse? How would he know what you want? How would he know what hes hearing? How would he know? Do I sound frustrated? It may surprise some to know that chewing, jumping, howling, barking, nipping, running and chasing are things dogs should do. These are normal and natural canine behaviors. Training teaches a dog to behave the way you, a human, want him to behave -which is typically a deviation from natural animal behavior. Dogs jump to catch balls, to chase to play with other dogs. Teaching your dog not to jump on you is the beginning of showing him that it is not OK to jump on humans in general. You are teaching him an exception to his normal dog behavior -and he can learn this, from you, if you teach him. Dogs chew because it feels good and take away the urge, but you can teach him that it is OK to chew on a Nylabone or a chew toy, and its not OK to chew on the leg of a chair. There is a difference. But you must teach him. Dogs bark to communicate. Its as natural as breathing. If you dont want your dog to bark, ever, you shouldnt have a dog. But it is reasonable and necessary to set limits on your dogs barking. If he is trained to stop at enough, he will stop at enough. But you must teach him. Puppies nip. Dogs howl. And anyone who loves dogs derives an almost giddy satisfaction from watching them run and chase and play and come to a screeching halt to collapse in the comforting shade of a tree. There is simply nothing better. At the heart of dog training is compromise. You want there to be joy in the activities you do together. When you are walking together, you should be walking together. You dont want to be dragged down the street, and your dog doesnt want to be yanked and jerked into submission. Teaching heel is the compromise. When walking in heel, you walk together. Otherwise, your dog gets to be a dog. He gets to sniff and explore and run and chase and thrill you to tears simply by being himself: a dog, a great dog. Tizzy is a 5 year old male Poodle Mix. He is a happy boy who loves the company of other pups. Why get yourself into a Tizzy? Just adopt him! Tizzy is available for adoption at Pet Pal Animal Shelter. For more information about Tizzy and more adoptable animals contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Lee is one handsome 3 year old cat! A chocolate-point Siamese mix with gorgeous blue eyes, he is reserved and was probably mistreated. Lee is looking for a forever family with no children. Once he knows that his new family loves him, Lee will be a wonderful addition to a home. Call 727481-5262 to see Lee and other Save Our Strays cats and kittens or visit saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays

PAGE 41

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 41 Golng to Make a Change: Polywogs and First TeeBy Cathy Salustri If youre a kid with two working parents living in a not-so-hot neighborhood, what do you do to stay out of trouble? You golf. It sounds counter-intuitive after all, golf isnt a cheap pasttime, and in the current economic climate, not a lot of families have a bunch of extra cash. Those balls, clubs and greens fees can add up pretty quick, but First Tee, courtesy of a group called the Polywogs, has a mission: to teach all children the game of golf. Thats not all the Polywogs do this group of professionals also donates money to All Childrens Hospital, R Club, and the Childrens Dream Fund but golf remains at the core of the group. Poly is the Greek word for many, one of the groups founders, Del Goforth, explains. WOG stands for Womens Open Golf. Years ago, the group took over an LPG tournament group and moved it to South Pasadena. The tournament, as the tournament to parking cars. As the tournament grew, they found it easier to get volunteers. Their focus remains on kids, and, as Goforth explains, golf helps kids grow. Golf is an honorable sport, he says from his South Pasadena real estate requires patience and following rules. All that translates into life lessons. Since its inception, Polywogs has donated $1.6 million to First Tee, which operates out of the Twin Brooks golf course in St. Petersburg. We depend a whole lot on our corporate sponsors, Goforth says, praising one benefactor, Richard Sanchez. When one major corporate sponsor bailed on us, he stepped up with his family foundation and donated $15,000 a year. What do they do with that money? Were able to make golf affordable, he says. Over at Twin Brooks, its easy to see the money in action. A group of kids step up to their golf balls and, listening somewhat patiently to instructor Gillian Barnes. They each take a swing; some do better than others. They try again, and then again. In time, theyll learn the game. A few may go on to play professionally, but thats not what First Tee is about. Instead, they want to make the game of golf and its inherent life lessons accessible to all kids, regardless of their background, Gillian Barnes, First Tees Community Relations Director. Our primary goal is to develop their character and help each child in our program develop to their fullest potential, she adds. First Tee accepts kids starting at age six. They offer afterschool and Saturday programs as well as weekly summer camps (half and full days). If a child receives a free or reduced lunch, they likely qualify for a scholarship. In For more information, call 551-3300 or visit TheFirstTeeStPetersburg.org, Gillian Barnes helps Lyric Henry, 5, practice her swing.Summer Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Recreation Division is offering awesome summer camp programs, inviting residents and non-residents Fun with us. The W.A.V.E. Camp is for those who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grades; the T.W.E.E.N.S. camp is for older kids who have completed 6th through 8th grades; and brand-new this summer is our Junior Counselor program for Junior Counselors assist with camp operations and can get valuable work experience and volunteer hours. All summer long campers will collect stamps on their keep-sake passport as they participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, weekly events such as All Camps Day, Beach Olympics, Kids Triathlon, Fishing Derby and much more. The full 8-week camp program runs from June 18th to August 10th. Preand Post-camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec. com. Registration begins April 2nd Ciega Drive. Several specialty camps and programs will also be available this summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp program. Archery for Kidz will be offered the weeks of June 11th and July 9th, contact Coach Dan McKaeg at 727-536-6207. Summer Painting Classes will be offered every Thursday, contact Caroline Duvoe at 727-647-8294. Swim Lessons for kids of all ages are offered all summer long at the Aquatic Center; registered campers in the W.A.V.E. or T.W.E.E.N.S. programs receive a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call for more information at 727363-9245.

PAGE 42

42 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 Annual Pool Passes at Half PriceST. PETE BEACHFor the months of June and July, the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is selling all yearly pool passes for 50% off! St. Pete Beach residents and non-residents are both eligible to purchase child, adult, senior or family year pool passes at the discounted rate. A family of four could save over $250. Each pass provides year-round access to the pool with lap swimming, sun bathing, picnic areas, water slides, a childrens splash zone and much more! Each year membership purchased comes with two free passes to a Dive-In Movie at the pool this summer. This sizzling summer promotion wont last long so get yours before this deal is gone. Stop by the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, any day in June or July to purchase your passes. Call the pool at 363-9264 for more details. Become a Guardian ad Litem Over 1000 children in Pinellas County do not have a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. As a Guardian ad Litem, you advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. The Guardian ad Litem visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the childs case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home. No prior experience is necessary; you will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of ten hours a month. To attend an informational meeting, call Maria at 727-464-6528, or go to www.guardianadlitem6.org for more information. Cancer Patients Need Drivers to Assist There is an urgent need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their cancer treatment appointments throughout all of Pinellas County.The amount of time that you drive and the geographic area you drive are based on your own personal preferences. Please call 1-800-227-2345.

PAGE 43

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 43 CTK needs Boys Shorts Clothes to Kids needs school clothing for elementary, middle and high school students. If your child has outgrown their clothes, please think about donating to Clothes To Kids. They are especially in need of boys clothing in all sizes. Uniforms and school shoes are also needed. Clothes To Kids (CTK) provides free clothing to Pinellas School children grades K through 12 that are on the free or reduced lunch program. Over 56,000 children in Pinellas County are on the lunch program. You can help by donating your quality used clothing to a Clothes To Kids store near you. New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in St. Pete at 3251 3rd Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers welcomed. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit www.ClothesToKids. org.

PAGE 44

44 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 National Key Deer Refuge: Miniature Florida By Cathy Salustri No matter how many times you see the poodlesized deer, their size still delights. Nibbling at the weeds on the roadside or silently staring at you through mangroves, Key Deer alternately amaze and charm. Theyre tiny evolutionary wonders.WHAT: When the glaciers melted at the end of the last ice age (about 10,000 years ago), some white-tailed deer were trapped on the newly-created Big Pine and No Name keys. These deer learned to survive on red mangrove leaves and other local vegetation. In time the deer evolved into a subspecies of its own, much smaller than its northern cousins. The largest Key deer an adult male weighs no more than 75 pounds. Females weigh about 55 pounds. Fawns are about the size of a housecat. WHO: With only 27 Key deer remaining, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service created the National Key Deer Refuge in 1957. The Refuge protected Key deer from hunters and development. WHY: Although still endangered, 750 Key deer live in the Keys. Today, cars pose the biggest threat. The Refuge provides safe haven for the deer and a wilderness retreat for people.WHEN: You have the best chance to see these diminutive creatures just after sunrise and just before sunset.WHERE: Key deer live on about 30 of the Florida keys, but Big Pine offers the best viewing. If youre passing through and wont be around at dawn or dusk, head to the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center in Big Pine Key Shopping Plaza to get a trail map and more information.BEST How many synonyms for adorable do you know? WORST Many deer have no fear of people. Petting a deer is tempting, but wildly illegal.MAGIC Free. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com. Key deer shown not actual size.

PAGE 45

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 45 More Risk Than Benet to Replacing Hormones For many years, the use of hormone replacement therapy after menopause in women was felt to be invaluable in preventing disease and slowing the aging process -allowing women to remain forever young. In those days, virtually every one received hormone replacement. uncommon to initiate hormone replacement therapy in women beyond the age of 70, based on the common belief that heart disease would be prevented and memory loss slowed. Then came a landmark study from the Womens Health Initiative comparing hormone replacement therapy to a placebo (sugar pills). Women who had undergone a hysterectomy received estrogen alone. Those with a uterus received estrogen plus progesterone. The trial was abruptly discontinued because of the high risk of breast cancer, strokes, heart disease and venous blood clots. Since this report, published more than a decade ago, there has been a decline in the incidence and deaths from breast cancer, ascribed to fewer women receiving hormone replacement. And today hormone replacement is virtually never prescribed initially in late life. Despite this information, many experts believe that hormone replacement therapy is valuable. They belong to a group of antiaging experts who maintain that to be effective, hormone replacement must be individualized and tailored to the unique physiology of the individual woman. They are convinced that continued use of hormone replacement truly retards the aging process, promotes more vibrant skin, reduces wrinkles and assures a better sex life. However, the vast majority of the health care community does not share this point of view. Nevertheless, their position has been bolstered somewhat by the fact that hormone replacement is effective in treating osteoporosis, while other commonly used medications to build bone and prevent fractures -bisphosphonates -are not without Some evidence suggests that most of the adverse effects of hormone replacement therapy are due to progesterone. For women who are able to take estrogen treatment alone, the risks of breast cancer and heart disease are much lower. While there is no question that hormone replacement therapy should be used for post-menopausal women who have symptoms such headaches, their use to treat chronic conditions such as osteoporosis still remains questionable. To address this problem, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just issued a recommendation, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, that hormone replacement therapy should not be used to treat any chronic condition, including osteoporosis. In this report, the task force notes that combined estrogenprogesterone therapy does reduce the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women and may lower the risk of diabetes. They also note that estrogen treatment alone reduces fracture risk, decreases the risk of the more dangerous invasive breast cancer and even reduces the risk of breast-cancer death. force strongly recommends against the use of hormone replacement therapy. They note that women taking estrogen and progesterone therapy have a higher risk of invasive breast cancer and deaths from breast cancer. These women are more prone to have strokes, blood clots in the legs and lungs, gall bladder disease, memory loss, urinary incontinence and deaths from lung cancer. Migraines and heart attacks also are more prevalent. And estrogen therapy alone is not safe. Strokes, blood clots in the legs and lung, gall bladder disease and urinary incontinence are frequent side effects. Based on all these facts, most experts believe that hormone replacement therapy should be limited exclusively to women who have symptoms after menopause. The lowest dose of hormones needed to relieve symptoms should be prescribed and treatment should be continued for as short a period of time as possible. After menopause, women are more likely to develop chronic disease such as osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Every woman should be appropriately screened for these disorders. When needed, highly effective and relatively safe medications are available. Sadly, there is no fountain of youth, and aging is inevitable and normal. To date, neither hormone replacement therapy nor any other medication can make us either feel or be younger. Want people to know what youre all about? Business Advertising Feature $250

PAGE 46

46 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How to Make Sure that Decisions will be Made in your Best Interest In making decisions about potential sources of funding for health care, you should consider certain "protective services." These become important if you ever become unable to handle your own affairs, due to physical or mental incapacity. Unless proper legal action is taken in advance, your family may be unable to act on your behalf should the need arise. Problems with Joint Ownership Joint ownership is often used to give legal authority to another person. For example, you might simply add your daughter's name to your account, thinking you've solved varproblems, such as avoiding probate or ensuring you will be taken care of. But joint ownership may not solve some problems, and could even create others. First, the joint owner may be able to withdraw 100% of the assets held in joint name. Second, both joint owners' signatures are usually required anyway to sell or liquidate assets. In addition, your assets may become subject to claims by your children's creditors. Revocable Living Trusts One strategy you should consider is establishing a revocable living trust, which would hold title to your assets. Such a trust not only offers estate planning advantages, such as avoiding probate, but also ensures nancial affairs in the event of your incapacity. the only thing to consider in the event of incapacity. You may need someone else to step in and make personal decisions regarding your health care or the maintenance of property you own. In addition, a trust may not be appropriate, depending on the amount of assets you own. Since joint ownership is obviously not the ideal solution and trust may not be for everyone, are there other ways to plan for the possibility of you incapacity? Generally, there are three other ways you can give legal authority to another person: Guardianship Conservatorship Durable power of attorney Of these three, the most effective is a durable power of attorney. In our next article, we will take a look at how these legal transfers of control and decision-making work and which method would be best for your situation. 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.

PAGE 47

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 47 Invest in Gulfport Even with the impending monsoon, Gulfports Aquamania rocked. I say despite a lets call it active stint in the dunk tank. Lets face it, many of our festivals are deja vu all over again. And again. No disrespect intended towards Geckofest, Art Walk, Get Rescued, and the myriad of other street parties Gulfport dishes up weekly, but sometimes they all start to look alike. Aquamania took a different road, celebrating our waterfront with Coney Island-style midway, weird and wacky water games, kayak races and a recycle regatta. It reminded us that we live on the water, and whether or not we think Boca Ciega Bay could use a little help with certain stormwater issues, we should always remember that to that guy from Idaho, even a bay beach is pretty sweet. So it rained. So what? I hope to see, with no rain, a repeat of the festival next year. Of course, next year the Chamber will probably have to pay $500 for city staffs time during the event. Gulfports unique in that it historically donated city staff and trolley services for most events. Like other cities, Gulfports budget cup doesnt exactly runneth over. This years budget seems slightly more under control, and $500 per event certainly wont stuff the city coffers to in the freebies. Its a shame, too, but saving has to start somewhere. I support that. In fact, I think groups like the Chamber should pay more. Before Loris head explodes, allow me to explain. Gail Biron. If you dont know Gail, shes the machine behind the citys marketing department. Of course, the city department. Gail markets the city within her limited power and budget above and beyond her other duties. If you receive an e-mail, watch a city video, or view the council remotely, thank Gail. If you wonder how 200 people found out about the Lions that, too. She lives in Gulfport, she works in Gulfport, and she gives her heart and soul to Gulfport. I am in total awe of how much she does for the city, and how little the city pays her to do it. Marketing, as I am certain the Chamber, Merchants Association, and So49 will tell you, is expensive. Thats why the city needs to take the helm. Its time for Gulfport to hire a public relations and marketing director. Gail needs a raise, a title, and an assistant. She already markets the city with almost no budget. Imagine just think what Gail could do if she could devote her 40-plus hours to marketing the city with a budget to do so. If the citys business groups could work together with an impartial third party (that would be the city), they could pool their resources, add it to city and grant funding, and save money when buying advertising. Its not just about that, though: its about a marketing director doing all the things these business groups do now instead of running their businesses. Its about sharing the workload and still having input and reaping the bringing people and dollars into this city. For the Chamber and groups like them, a full-time marketing person who works in conjunction with them means they could focus on helping businesses grow. But how does this help the residents? Residents already love Gulfport. They know how great Gulfport is, so why the effort? Because the more people who come to town, the more people discover Gulfport, and that could mean more people moving here. Fewer vacant homes might help increase property values and, perhaps, lower taxes. It could mean more people opening businesses here, and hiring local people. It could incredible city by the sea. Lets just say that the city hires someone for $45,000. Factor in comes in at around $60,000. Divide that between the weekly market, the twice-monthly ArtWalks, Get Rescued, Geckofest, Blues Fest, SoStudio, Pet Pride, EarthFest, Fourth of July, SpringFest, Family Fun Day, SO Classic Car Show, Bark for Life, Relay for Life... the list, as you can see, goes on. And on. and yacht and sailing events the city already publicizes. Marketing budget? Each group shares that, based on what theyre spending now. Its a no-brainer. Im not talking about the city taking control; Im talking about the city leading a cooperative of artists, businesses, and government. Im also not talking about a milliondollar marketing budget, but why not give Gail the latitude to boost Gulfport? Shes helped every business who has ever asked the city for a plug. Not because she gets paid to help; because she loves Gulfport. Why does city management allow her to do that? I dont know; Im assuming because management loves Gulfport just as much as the rest of us. Right now, were a good city. It would take so very little to make us great. The time has come to market the city on the bay. Its the next logical step. But it takes money. Consider it an investment in Gulfport. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

PAGE 48

48 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service ON YOUR SIDE AUTO & MARINEMobile Mechanic doing Everything From A/C and Power Windows to Repairing Under the Hood. Call (Warranty Warren). Serving Treasure Island and surrounding areas. 727-2883864 for an estimate. Caregivers LOVING COMPANION CAREGIVER-Transportation, errands, meals, meds, pet care. All Shifts available. Call Donna 727-954-7316. NURSE FOR IN HOME CARE-Daily or Weekly Visits. Indivialized Care. Call Mary 727-2535314. GREAT HELP AVAILABLE!Errands, Light Cleaning, Light Meals, Shopping, Personal Care. Ready to Help! Great References! 727341-0523. 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. 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. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. Gift Certicates Available. www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.com 727-254-1950.ACTION POWER WASH 1-800-940-3325Houses, Decks, Drives, Tile Floors, Pools, Mobile Homes. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, $35/ hr., Work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727656-0435. $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. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service

PAGE 49

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 49 Handy Person GENERAL HANDYMEN 727-479-8510All Work Guaranteed, Small to Large Jobs. Quality Repairs, Cleanouts. Many Years of Experience, References, Lowest Rates, Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts Call L.J. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. 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. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Electrical PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50 Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

PAGE 50

50 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Energy Calc-s w/Manual J. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance, Zoning, remodel, kitchen & baths.727-269-1677. dbuidens2@hotmail.com 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.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. FARRELL ROOFING INC.Just Ask Around Residential & Commercial. All Types Re-Roof & Repair. Lic. #1327707. Call 647-7506. CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Home Improvement Home Improvement

PAGE 51

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 51 JEFFS LAWN SERVICEMowing, Trimming, Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable rates, 727-341-0185, 727-202-6202 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. 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 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508 Miscellaneous Service PAY WHAT YOU CAN SHOPPING SERVICERent A Hand Introduces a new service. Call 727-347-3424 WANTED PRESSER-and Counter Help. Apply in Person. Palm Cleaners 1216 Pasadena Ave. S. South Pasadena. EXPERIENCED MAIDS For Private Homes & Condos. Drivers Only w/Clean License. Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. Lawn/Landscape Painting Help Wanted

PAGE 52

52 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 CAMPERS DREAM!-1996 Vintage Dodge Custom Van Ram 350. Low Mileage, Fully Loaded, New Tires. 318 Engine. Very Nice, Ready to Go. Negotiate. Tony 727-515-8911. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances 2 QUEEN ANN CHAIRS-60yrs. old $150. 727321-6774 or 727-421-0100. QUEEN MATTRESS & BOXSPRINGSwith frame $30. Pullout couch (no mattress) $30. 727-479-4807 General CASIO 24 PORTABLE ORGAN-$45. Art Decals, Transfers, Books $25. 727-822-8161. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. DRIVEWAY/PATIO PAVERS-Peach Color. 6x9 by 1 3/4 high. .79 at Home Depot, .50 each. (195 available). 727-501-5886. Health & Fitness INSTITUTE OF HEALING ARTSNon-Prot Low Cost Counseling & Phychotherapy. Meditation Classes, Yoga. By Donation. Insurance Accepted. By Appt. only. Call Jeri 727-3743092.BUY TODAY! Sport-Craft 222 Off Shore Fisherman, Galvanized Trailer, Evinrude 200. $4K/ OBO. 727-595-0423. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking.4 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP 1/2 PRICELearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. July 7th, 11a.m.-4p.m. Limited Space. 727517-9546. CODDLED CRITTERS PET SERVICES-. Dog Walking, Potty Breaks, Vacation Visits, Overnight Stays. Pet Sitters International Accredited. 727-424-5341. Wanted WANTED OLD AUDIO-Old Receivers, Reel to Reel + Tapes, Tube Amps. Old Studio Gear, Any Condition. Collector 727-421-4019. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that James Hall, Iola Andrew, Marlo Middle Brooks, co-owners, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name DWAY Imports, LLC., 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. July 5, 2012. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. 5000 14TH AVE. SO.Gulfport. Fri. 8-6pm. Sat. 8-3pm. Household Items, Clothes, Variety Items. ESTATE SALE-Saturday 9:00am. 7700 Sun Island Dr. Commodore Bldg. #206. Furniture, Crystal, Kitchen, Decorative. GARAGE CLEAN-OUT SALE!-Household, Furniture, Baseball Card Collection. Patio Furniture. 6337 9th Ave. S. Friday & Saturday 8am.-3pm. MOVING SALE ST. PETEFriday, 7/6 & Sat 7/7, 9-3, Furniture, Shop Tools, Guitars, Art, An Eclectic Mix if Items. 3631 4th Ave. N. No Early Birds Please! MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. H.D.G. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3) times. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. E.T. Automotive Marine Yard/Garage Sale PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your pow er. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3) times. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. H.D.G. 4507 15TH AVE. SO. Fri-Sun. 8a.m.-? New Items, Everything from A to Z! Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S.

PAGE 53

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 53 TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ST. PETE BEACH2BR Duplex, $895/Mo. Ceramic Floors, 4 Closets, Porch. Great Location. (Near Beach, Bus, Shops), Quiet, Fruits, Flowers, Parking. 727-459-4579. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $650/Mo. + Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. PASADENA ESTATES 2BR APT. DUPLEX$695/Mo. Central Location. (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area) Ceramic Floors, Large Yard Around, Quiet & Safe Area. Free Parking. 727-4594579. WATERFRONT GATED-Condo. Year Round Rental 55+, 1BR/1BA, Renovated. Pools and Tennis. Small Pet, $750Mo. Non Refundable $50. Credit Check. 727-479-4807. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining Recently Updated. Parking. $800/Mo. plus $800/Security. Private Entrance and off St. Parking 727-345-9620. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman. Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. SMALL 1 BEDROOM-Ground oor in 4-Plex. Unities paid by Tenant. $450/Mo. +$450/ Deposit. Background Check. Lynn 727-3234546. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-2BR $725. (2nd r). Large Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. CHATEAU TOWERS. Pasadena. 2/2, 9th Floor, Balcony, W/D, Renovated, Waterview, All Amenities, $1150/Mo. Yearly. RALSTONS REALTY, 727-367-6702. EVERYTHING NEARLY NEW-2BR with Carport/Patio, Fenced. Section 8 Approved. $725$825. 3862 12th Ave. S. Will Consider Lease Purchase. 727-347-3555. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Apt. $625/ Mo., plus $625/Security. Water, Sewer, Garbage Included. Own Parking for 2 Cars. Also, 1BR apt. $525/Mo. plus $525 security. Water included. 727-710-0776.TOWN SHORESAnnual, Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Avail. Sept. 678-2228403. TOWN SHORES LARGE 1BR-Waterfront, Furnished. Prefer Annual Lease. Patio, steps to Pool. Great Bldg. $900/Mo. Call 727-2046767. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciencies, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $580-$610/Mo includes water/maintenance. 727-804-5694. ISLA CLUB BAHIA2BR/2BA, Furnished, Fantastic View, Summer Rental $2000/Mo., 2 Month Minimum. Broadwater: Waterview, Fishing Dock, 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished, Covered Parking $750/Mo. Annual; 1BR/1BA Furnished includes boat slip for $1000/Mo. 727867-5536. shellrealty@aol.com HISTORIC GULFPORT VILLAGE HOMECompletely Renovated home in quiet location on large oversized lot. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, sunny family room, eat-in kitchen, laundry room w/d incl. References and deposit required. $1350/Mo. 774-279-0299. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT 1BR APT.5510 Tangerine Ave. S. Unit #3, $535/Mo. $535 Security. WGS included. 727-384-4059. CHATEAU TOWER S. PASADENA1BR/1.5BA, Beautiful 4th View, Some Furnishings, New Appliances & Carpeting. All Amenities Included. No Smoking/Pets. 1st/ last/security, Annual Lease, $775//Mo. 269228-0588. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. DUPLEX 2BR/1BA 850 Sq. Ft. Carport, Pri vate Laundry Hook-Ups. Recently Remodeled. Central HVAC. $750/Mo. Pets Ok. 3544 8th Ave. N. 727-580-0546.

PAGE 54

54 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 GULFPORT 1BR APT.-Just Redecorated! Perfect size for one person. Private patio, on-site laundry, parking at your door. Breezy corner apt. in quiet 4-unit complex. Close to shopping, churches, etc. $585/Mo. plus security. Immed. occ. 727-343-7921. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining Recently Updated. Parking. $600/Mo. plus $600/Security. Suitable for Singles. Private Entrance. 727-345-9620. S. PASADENA NEAR STETSON2BR/1BA House, Den, Garage, Screened Porch. Excellent condition. $920/Mo. 727-345-7036 or 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. Furnished Rentals ST. PETE BEACH-or Unfurnished, 1BR, 1st Floor, New Tile & Paint, Pool, Waterfront, Dock, Close to Stores, Trolley, rec. Center, $725/Mo. Yearly, No-Smoker/Pets. RALSTONS REALTY 727-367-6702. ST. PETE BEACH CONDO2BA/1.5BA, Nicely Furnished, 1 Block from Beach. $900/Mo. Annual Lease. No Pets. 727-360-7509. LADY SENIOR CITIZEN-ex-School Teacher wishes to share her Elegantly Furnished Deluxe Condo on the Beach. Many Amenities to Enjoy! Preferred Cultured, Well Educated Professional or Retired Military. Male or Female. Character and Credit Deeply Investigated. $800/Mo. Includes Utilities and Cable. Long Term Only. Call 727-360-8115. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-348-6323. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Accommodations to Share PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.

PAGE 55

Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 55 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTBuckingham. 3rd oor. Large. 2br/2ba. Balcony. Wash er/Dryer, Reserved Parking Next to Building, Security Entry. $165,000. 727-409-0317

PAGE 56

56 Gabber July 5 July 11, 2012 4-P acks $ 6 99 4-P acks$6.99 Marlbor o Special Blend Marlbor o Special Blend $ 4. 64 $ 4. 64 $4.64$4.49 When you buy 3 packsExpires 7/11/12 4 4 4 4 4 Summer Beers Now In Stoc k Summer Beers Now In Stoc k Cor ona Cor onaExpires 7/11/12 Co r o Cor ona $ 1 2. 99 $12 .9912oz. Bottles & Cans 12 packs Newport Cigar ettes Newport Cigar ettes $ 4. 59 ar ettes Cg Ci g ar ettes $ 5. 59 $5.59When you buy 3 packs Expires 1/11/12 When you buy 3 packsExpires 7/11/12 $5.34 When you buy 3 packs $ 5.54 Camel Expires 6/27/12 $5.34 When you buy 3 packs$5.54CamelExpires 7/11/12 Winston Cigar ettes Winston Cigar ettes $ 4. 59 es et re Cg Ci g ar ettes $ 4. 54 $4.54When you buy 3 packs Thru J an8ar y When you buy 3 packsExpires 7/11/12Cigarette prices subject to change Cigarette prices subject to change Blu Electr onic Cigar ettes In Stock Blu Electr onic Cigar ettes In StockSingle Disposable Each ectr onic C ectr onic C k k c k Single Disposab l le e E a c ch h $ 9 99 $999Kits A vailable 2 for $ 3 Gatorade 2 for$3Gatorade GatoradeThr u 2012 Thru 201232 oz. Bottles 2 for $ 2 2 for$220 oz. Bottles 2 for $ 2 2 for$21 ltr. Bottles f 2 2f Zephyrhills W ater Zephyrhills W ater S I n S Monster Energy Drink Monster Energy Drink y g y 2 for $ 3 50 2 for$35016 oz. cans Red Bull Energy Drink Red Bull Energy Drink y g y 2 for $ 4 2 for$4Expires 7/11/128.3 oz. cans Energy Drinks Energy DrinksAmp. Rockstar Full Thr ottleExpires 7/11/1216 oz. cans 16 oz. cans 2 for $ 3 2 for$3Mix n Match Import & Craft Beers Choose Fr om Over 100 Beers & Ciders Mix n Match Import & Craft Beers Choose Fr om Over 100 Beers & Ciders6-P acks 6-P acks $ 1 2. 99 18 packs Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light & Coors Light Bud, Bud Light, Miller Light & Coors LightExpires 7/11/12$12 .9918 packs$ 9 99 $9.99