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Title: Gabber
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Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 08-23-2012
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No. 2272 August 23 August 29, 2012 727-517-9546academy ofanimalarts.com Academy of Animal Arts, I nc. Academy of Animal Arts, I nc.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS!Registered Ve ndor f or V ocational Rehabilitationlic. 2118Lar go Dog Gr ooming School 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 Judge Says Boat Must GoBy Cathy Salustri By the time you read this, the Promise the sailboat that washed aground during Tropical Storm Debby and stayed there until Gulfport sailors moved the vessel out of the swim area should no longer grace Gulfport waters. On Thursday, August 16, the City of Gulfport and Jay Burki, owner of the Promise, faced one another in county court. See the Promise, page 7 Gulfport Police Arrest Freddie Lee McRae for Sexual Battery Tuesday afternoon Gulfport Detective Jimmy Embry arrested Freddie Lee McRae, 33, for sexually abusing two children. The investigation revealed that one instance of sexual battery occurred 13 months ago; while investigating that sexual battery, allegedly sexually battered another child in November 2008. In total, investigators believe McRae who refused to speak to the police about these accusations committed sexual battery three times, against two different children. See Battery, page 8 Freddie McRae arrested Tuesday for sexually abusing two children.Super Shoppers Save at Gulfport Senior CenterBy Cathy Salustri Kim Morrissey heard about the coupon group on Facebook and came to last Fridays meeting to learn more about saving money on her grocery bill. Last week, Denise Wimmer Lowe saved $53.37 on groceries. Without coupons, her bill would have totalled almost $164; she saved almost 33%, but shes done better. The best Ive done is close to 46%, the Gulfport mother and grandmother grins. She shops for a blended See Coupons, page 11


2 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Hooray for Geckowood BallGULFPORTThe theme of the 2012 Gecko Ball is Hooray for Geckowood! and will be held on Saturday, August 25th at the historic Peninsula Inn, 2937 Beach Blvd. South in Gulfport. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the party goes on until 11 p.m. Over-the-top movie-related dcor with a gecko twist will take over the entire Peninsula Inn. Admission includes a Hollywoodinspired dinner buffet, live music and dancing featuring Kevin Wilder and the Hollywood Mod Squad, commemorative posed and candid photos, cash bar and drink specials including the Geckotini and the Seven Year Itch, silent auctions and other surprises. Costumes are encouraged, but are not mandatory. Original sculptures by Owen Pach will be awarded to costume contest winners. Eight large steel geckos will be the centerpiece of a live auction installation in Gulfports Waterfront District. Each of the larger-than-life steel geckos has been hand-decorated in a variety of media by local artists and will be displayed in locations throughout the Gulfport Waterfront District through August 24th. Tickets are $25 each and are available in advance with check or cash at Bo-Tiki (3015 Beach Blvd.), Domain Home Accessories (3129 Beach Blvd.) and T & Me Tea Co. (2908 Beach Blvd.) in Gulfport. Tickets may also be purchased online with a credit or debit card at GulfportMA.com. For more information on the Gecko Ball or Artists Gecko Auction, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.4th Friday Food Truck Festival In welcoming the RNC to St. Pete Beach, Corey Avenue will host one of the largest food truck festivals in the area. Event features over a dozen trucks and live music by Joel & Dakota, the father/son duo from Tarpon Springs. Participating merchants will be offering wine tastings sponsored by The Florida Orange Groves Winery in Pasadena. Corey merchants will be hosting a Citrus Wine Tasting courtesy of the Florida Orange Groves Winery. Over 17 different citrus wines will be featured in participating stores. Later in the evening the St. Pete Astronomy Club will set up for a summer celestial viewing. Along with other street vendors, live music, Corey Avenue will be closed Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete Beach. Chairs welcome. Sorry, no coolers/alcohol. Free admission and parking. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com.Register for Little League Gulfport Little League is now taking registrations for the Fall Ball Season. Sign up on-line at www. gulfportlittleleague.net or in person Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6-7 p.m. upstairs. If you need further information please call Bruce Ward 727-327-7383.


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4 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Avenue S., on Saturday, August 25, starting at 10:30 a.m. with The Lorax (2012 release PG), followed A Game of Shadows (2012 PG-13) at 1:30. Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! For more information, call 893-1074. Come out for Fish-a-Thon City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg celebrate the 64th annual Fish-A-Thon for youth, teens, and adults. This annual end of summer event will be held at Lake Jorgenson, behind the Main Library at 37th St. and 9th Ave. N., Saturday, August 25. The event begins at 9 a.m. and honors Dennis Crenshaw, a former high school teacher and advocate for youth outdoor recreation intervals. Prizes are awarded throughout Everything is provided for the and bait. Appropriate foot attire and equipment is not allowed. Closed-toe shoes suggested. Open to the public. Registration on event day. For more information call 727-893-7441 or Jim Belcher 727-823-8383. A Winning Time! Get your game on at the Third Annual Card & Game Party on Wednesday, August 29th from 2-5 p.m. at the Gulfport MultiPurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th opportunity baskets and much more. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Senior Center or online at www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Call your friends and get a table together for some great game playing for the Senior Centers health and wellness programs. Call 727-893-2237 or 727893-1231.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 5 Ever read to a dog? Learn more about the Read Team and reading assistance with Bobbie and her dog Maya beginning today, Thursday August 23rd from 3:30 4:30 p.m. Meet Miss Bobbie and Maya in the Youth area for a preview of the new reading program at the Gulfport Public Library at 5001 28th Ave. S. Join Bobbie and Maya beginning on Thursday September 6th and every Thursday from 3:30 4:30 p.m. Call 727-893-1073 for more information.


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Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 7 August Specials August SpecialsV alid 823 8-29-12 9 -12 V alid with this coupon. Limited time o er while supplies last. Miller Lite Coors Lite &18 pack Bottles or Cans $ 1 2 99 s co u p on. Limit e d time Va l i d wit h t h i u pplies last. o er while s u $ $ $ 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 $ 1 2 99 $12 .99 the Promise, from front page Burki had to answer for 18 ordinance violations for having a boat aground in the swim area of Gulfport Beach. Mr. Burki, accompanied by an attorney, pled guilty on all counts. Judge Patrick Caddell, a Stetson graduate, told Burki to move the Promise out of Gulfport waters by Wednesday, August 22. The judge was adamant that he wanted to follow up on this; just telling him to move his boat doesnt do any good, City Manager Jim OReilly said. Judge Caddell asked that the city report back to him if Burki does not move his boat. If Burki does not move his boat by the end of business Wednesday, the city will tell the judge and the courts will set a hearing on September 6. Gulfport police, acting as an agent of the state, tagged the boat as at risk for dereliction earlier this month. If Burki does not repair the vessel to remove it from such risk before the city deems the boat derelict (90 days, per state law, after posting the notice of at risk), the city, again acting as the agent of the state, will take appropriate action, according to City Manager OReilly. Such action could include removing the boat and selling it as scrap. Gulfport will pay for any such action and request reimbursement from the Pinellas County Derelict Vessel Program. The city manager said Burki said he does not own any other boats in Gulfport waterways. Mr. Burki denied owning any other boats in Gulfport waters;we asked him straight out, OReilly said. The Gabber will update this story online once the city determines whether or not Burki moves his boat to comply with the judges decision. Follow this story online at TheGabber.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Summer Jazz on the Beach The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will present Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps on Thursday, August 23 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call reservations to 596-7142.


8 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Battery, from front page charges. Sexual battery on a child under 12 by an assailant over 18, is a capital crime, according to Florida law. This means that, if convicted, McRae could face the death penalty or life in prison. Due to the ages of the victims and the nature of the charges, Gulfport police have not released the names and certain details germaine to the investigation. As of press time, McRae remained in the Pinellas County Jail. McRae has one prior arrest in Pinellas County, for violating probation for on a domestic battery charge in Amber is a 4 year old, 83 lb. female Shepherd mix. She is a goofball who loves walks and belly rubs. Amber does well with other dogs her size and would do well in a family with older children. Visit Amber at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Leon County. In 2009 McRae pled No Contest to Domestic Battery in Leon County. The courts found him guilty and ordered him to have no contact with the victim, take a batterers intervention program, serve 39 days in jail and spend one year on probation. When arrested in Pinellas County for violating his County. Prior to his arrest McRae lived at 3026 58th Street South. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Dog Swim DayST. PETERSBURGThe end of swim season for humans marks a day of fun just for our canine friends. Bring your dog for a day of leash-free swim and play in the pool on Saturday, August 25 at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Choose from three swim sessions: from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register at start time with proof of dog(s) current vaccination. Donations of clean towels, Nylabones, bleach, dish soap, blankets, trash bags, and newspapers will be accepted on behalf of the S.P.C.A. Admission: $5 per dog, per session (humans free). Sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For further information call 893-7732. No humans permitted in pool. Fossil Park Pool will be closed for the season and maintenance following Dog Swim Day. For more ways to enjoy St. Petersburgs parks and recreation opportunities, see www.stpeteparksrec.org. Enter Table Tennis Tournament The St. Pete Beach 2012 Summer Sizzler Table Tennis Tournament will be held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center on Saturday, August 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a fun tournament for all levels of skill. Entry fee of $15 includes pizza lunch and drink. You can register http://www.sunrisetabletennis.com/ tournaments/stpete or call 323-3519.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 9 Pasties $5 w/Fries $7 Ve Fruit Pastie s $4 Bangers & Mash or Fries & Gravy $6 Fish & Chips $6 Kids $3 Cottage Pie $6 Steak & Guiness Pie $6 Curry & Chips $6 Br ead Pudding $3 6 Sausage Rolls $5 or FREE deliver with orders of $20 or more (2 mile radius )727-608-6529 or 727-851-2835Va lue Fair Marketh We FREE SODAW ith This Ad FR SOD Wi This Mrs. Luv-It s Piesand Fish & ChipsAfternoon Te a ServedCome on in and w atch me mak e y our pasty to order or call ahead and ha ve it ready Order no w yo ur Chri stmas Cak e or Pudding English Style 3rd Annual Lizard Live This years 3rd Annual Lizard Live event will be held at The Sirata Beach Resort at Rum Runners on Friday, August 24th from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The theme is Gatsby & Gangster so wear your best mobster attire! Animal Shelter & Gulf Coast Iguana Sanctuary. There will be live music by The Horney Toads, contests, tasty appetizers, silent auction, and more live music. You can purchase tickets online at LizardLive.org, Pet Pal Animal Shelter (405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg, and Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic. Tickets start at $25 for Bronze Package with Silver and Gold Packages available. Call Lenn Nicklaus-Ball at 727363-5148. The Sirata Beach Resort is located at 5300 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. 49th Street N. being Re-SurfacedST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 17, 2012) St. Petersburg motorists should notice an easier drive late next month on a portion of 49th St. N. between Fifth Ave. N. and 86th Ave. N. following completion of a Pinellas County road re-surfacing project. Workers from Ajax Paving are working on 49th St. N. between Fifth Ave. N. and 38th Ave. N. from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. No Friday or Saturday night work is planned unless necessary. Businesses and residents in the area have been estimate crews will take about two weeks to complete the St. Petersburg portion of the project before moving north after Labor Day. While no detours are planned, motorists are advised to use caution and reduce speeds in the construction zone. RNC Preparations Underway in St. PeteST. PETERSBURGDrivers around Tropicana Field began noticing a few changes as St. Petersburg prepares for the RNC. Motorists will notice affected streets reduced by one lane in most locations, with business entrances clearly marked. Barricade fencing has been installed around Tropicana Field, from Fifth Ave. S. to between 18th and 19th Sts. S. and along 16th St. to First Ave. S. The area also includes a small portion of 16th St. S. and 10th St. S. Fencing is also in place around the St. Petersburg Police Department, roughly bordering 16th St. N. and Second Ave. N. to the north and First Ave. N. and Central Ave. to the south. Fencing will remain up through Sunday, September 2. For an interactive map of road closures, parking restrictions and other convention-related information, visit www.stpete.org/RNC. Table Tennis is Back The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is once again open for Table Tennis on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. noon. Anyone who is interested in playing should come to the Recreation Center and register. The one-time fees are $2 for Gulfport residents and $22 for non-residents. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions please call 727-893-1068.


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Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 11 Coupons, from front page Every Friday at 11:30, Denise shares her strategies and her coupons at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. Last Friday, the sounds of scissors clipping coupons was punctuated by shared shopping strategies. This is awesome, Gulfportian Juju Stevens says, looking up from the Publix coupons. Because of the volume, you get to have multiples of the same things and wait until theres a sale! Juju, Kim Morissey, and others found out about the group on the Gulfport Community Co-Op Facebook page. I wanted to get more organized, and I thought she could help me, Barbara Raunch says. Couponers meet and clips all the coupons from mailers, store circulars, and newspaper inserts. They take whichever coupons they need and Throughout the process, Denise and other women talk about how to maximize food dollars. This Friday, Denise has a list of local places that offer discounts for seniors. Dunkin Donuts, she says, and McDonalds, both have coffee discounts. The group talked about travel discounts, shopping sites, and personalized, or Catalina, coupons. The group meets at the Senior Center, where Denise volunteers, but she stresses anyone can come to the free meeting. The Senior Center asks only that anyone attending any of the programs complete the free registration. In between meetings, the group by expiration date at the Senior Center. Denise says anyone can come take whichever coupons they need, although the group meetings allows people to learn from one another. learn things from these ladies. Recreation Center Needs Childrens Books! Do you have some childrens books that your child has outgrown? Consider donating them to your local after-school facility. They are looking for all kinds of childrens books in good condition to satisfy readers up to grade 5. They are looking for titles including The Giving Tree, Harry Potter, Skippy Jon Jones If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Winnie the Pooh and authors including Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and Rick Roidan. books. If you have books you would like to donate or have any questions, please call 893-1098 or drop them off at 5730 Shore Blvd. So. No books will be turned away. Thank you for your continued support of this great childrens program.


12 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Get your Gecko On! Eric Folsom, Gulfport resident and metalsmith, is getting into the spirit of Gecko Fest. This is his recently completed Gecko Sconce. It is completely handmade and fabricated (not cast) by using an oxy/acetelyne torch and bronze rod. It is 18' in length. Battle of the Bands Knights of Columbus and the Rock n Blues Academy will be presenting the Battle of the Bands Last Bash of the Summer on Friday, August 31, from 6-10 p.m. It will be held at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at www.stjudekofc.org or by phone at 727-417-3937 or 727-560-3389. Tickets can also be purchased at Dave Sheppards Rock n Blues Academy, 3226 Bennett Street N., St. Pete and at the Gulfport Casino. Food, beverages and souvenirs are available at the event. Sponsorships for this event are available online or by phone. Tickets are limited. Mark your calendar dont miss this one!


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 13 MOBILE T AX SERVICE MOBILE T AX SERVICET ime is flying by 727/331-2072 | Fax 727/344-1982 O O B T A X S S R V C E O O A S S C E E E E E M M O O B I L L E T T A X S E R V V I C C M B I L E T T A X E R V I C C B B A X S S M M O O B B I I L L E E T T A X X S S E E R R V V I I C C E E T ime is f lying byBLAIS & ASSOC. E-file Federal and State tax returns Evening and weekend appointments available. Proudly serving the residents of Gulfport since 2005WE CAN HELP WE CAN HELP.Email: Blaisassoc@aol.com 82 Gil Blais EROT ax Professional / Notar y Lego TimeRicardo Cabrini, 4, works on his Lego creation at the St. Pete Beach Librarys Lego Club. His dad, Giovanni, helps him. The Cabrinis live in Milan but take an extended vacation in Tierra Verde every year. The Lego club meets once a month. Get Ready for Gecko Fest Its time to get your Gecko on! The popular Gecko Fest, Gulfports whimsical send off to summer, will take place on Saturday, September 1st from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Imagine Mardi Gras meets the Renaissance where strolling street characters, stage musicians, performing artists and merchants with all types of weird and wonderful wares come together and captivate the crowds throughout the waterfront district. Over 30,000 attendees and up to 200 artisans, craftsmen and quirky vendors will be appearing at this years 12th annual celebration. This family friendly event is presented by the Gulfport Merchants Association and sponsored by The City of Gulfport, The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, SO49, Florida Re-bath, Gulfport Patch, Tampa Bay Times, tbt* and Cox Media Group and there is no admission fee for a full day of fun for everyone. Roving characters provided by Your Total Entertainment will be roaming the streets and interacting Gecko Goddess and the Gecko Court. Live entertainment will be provided on two main stages from noon till 10 date is; Circle 4 Band, Tropical Disturbance, Casey Allen, The Paul Anthony Band, Bing Futch and Urban Gypsies. More bands will be added soon. The Kids Zone, provided by Spotlight Amusements will be bigger and better than ever, taking up one full city block. Dont forget this is an audience participation event especially the walking parade at 6 p.m. think whimsical, colorful, wacky, noisy, and costumed. Parade staging begins at 5:30 in front of the Gulfport Casino at 5500 Shore Boulevard S. Registration is not required. Just join in at the Casino or anywhere along the Beach Blvd. parade route. Costume contests will take place following the parade. The day culminates in Gulfports famous Street Dance at 8 p.m., featuring The Urban Gypsies. Bring your beach chairs and dancing shoes, and help celebrate their 12th Anniversary.


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Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 15 Attention Gulfport TeensAre you 13-19 years of age? Are you interested in becoming a part of changing the way people view teens? The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members involvement includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommendations; budgetary considerations for Citys parks and recreation programs; and provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating in community services projects and by representing the best of the Citys youth. Get Involved Today! Applicants must be Gulfport residents or be involved in a City of Gulfport program established for teenagers. Applications may be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or City Hall, SPCA Pet of the WeekMeet Philly, a loving German Shepherd mix. Philly is 6 years old, he is ready for his "fur"-ever home. We don't know much about Philly's past, but what we do know since he has been with us is that he is a very sweet boy who loves to cuddle and go for nice walks on his leash. He is a pretty laid back guy who Wisdom Adoption special. Any adopter 55 and up can adopt him for $50.55 today! Adopt Philly today at SPCA Tampa Bay; 9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo. SPCATampaBay.org. License-free Fishing days box. Its time to take advantage of days scheduled for this summer in Florida. The days are perfect chances for parents, who dont yet have a avid anglers to introduce a friend to the recreational pursuit without having to purchase a license. Florida residents and nonresidents, mark Saturday, Sept. 1 for license calendar, All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on this date. not commercial. successful, check out MyFWC.com/ and rules.


16 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 399-5995Call Catch Sandy s Shuttle to Seminole Hard Rock CASINOWe go once a week and can take you or your group anytime! We also go to N-41 Bingo Nightly Logan is a sweet, playful kitty with a fabulous disposition who get along with everyone, including dogs and other cats. This beautiful 7-month-old male is ready to give a lifetime of joy and love to some lucky family. Call now if you are interested in Lover Logan! Also all have been microchipped. Call 727 481 5262 for more information on Logan and other adoptable SOS cats. Save Our Strays Lions Announce Labor Day Fish Fry Are you ready for Labor Day? The annual Gulfport Lions Labor Day Fish Fry is being set up for you on Monday, September 3rd, served by the Lions of Gulfport at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive S., in Gulfport, right behind the Marina (directions: south on 49th Street to the end, turn left), from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and it is open to the public as are all of their food events. And yes, they changed their hours this year. This event will be held rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of freshly fried pollack, homemade hush puppies and cole slaw, baked beans, tarter and cocktail sauce, coffee and iced tea. At a cost of just $8 per person, for all you can eat, you can bring the entire family. Children under 10 are half-price. Tickets will be sold at the door or contact your local Lion friends. This is a BYOB event and remember it is open to the public. This is one of their Activities Projects, with all of the proceeds generated to be allocated to their community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities, as are all of their fundraising projects (Spaghetti Suppers, Pancake Breakfasts 6, and Shrimp Boil). Please make sure you are a part of this popular annual event, and dont forget they will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on October 6th. If you need further directions on the day of the event, call them at 515-7509. Hope to see yall there. Free Music Class Demo for Kids and FamiliesST. PETE BEACHYou and Me & Music Together classes have become a favorite among kids and parents alike. The classes incorporate music, instruments, singing and fun for children up to age 5 and the adults that love them. To kick off the Fall season of classes, you are invited to come enjoy a free demonstration class on Monday, August 27th at 10 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call or email to hold your spot: 813409-4244 or youandmeandmt@ hotmail.com. Come see what all the singing is about! Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


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18 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 This Weeks Solution Sebastians SebastiansDoggie Gr ooming Salo nHours: W ed. Fri. 8 2pm5812 28th A ve. FL. 33707 727-623-4916T www Av NO DOG TOO BIG, NO JOB TOO SMALL Just ask Cadillac Just ask CadillacDo It Y ourself Bathing Also Av ailable Stop In To da We Tr eat Y our Babies Like Our Babies $10 OFF all Full Groom sNew and present customers for the month of August. Expires 8/31/12 Register for Womens Fall Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have priority registration for teams currently in our summer league to participate in the 2012 Womens Fall Softball League on September 4-7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open registration will be on September 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. if spots are available. The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning September 21st with a 6-team maximum. League fees are $385 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents of Gulfport. Payments must be cash or check and are due at registration. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079.Pickle Ball Anyone? The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is once again open for Pickle Ball on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. noon. Anyone who is interested in playing should come to the Recreation Center and register. The one-time fee is $2 for Gulfport residents and $22 for non-residents. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions please call 727-893-1068.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 19 The Gabs What would you tell the Republican National Convention delegates if you could?Armand Taddeo, Gulfport Cafe: Leave my country alone. You already messed it up with George Two. Mitt Romney is George Bush in a better suit. Debbie Knighton, St. Pete Beach: I would just tell them what a great community our beaches are. Its really nice to be able to live in a community where you hop on your bike and go to your favorite bar. We go to Sandbar Bills we feel like they have the cheesiest burger in town. Its the atmosphere of being on permanent vacation. Edward Turner, Dunedin: Quit lying and run the country correctly and quit bickering with other partys members. Robert Knighton, St. Pete Beach: Id ask them why dont they concentrate on people and their general needs instead of their own needs. They represent themselves, not us.


20 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of 1950 2nd A ve. No., St. Petersburg TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD Metaphysical Community Chur chwww .templeofthelivinggod.orgSunday Ser vices 11:00 a.m.Mondays, Course in Miracles 7 pm Sun. 8/26 Friendship Sunday Potluck Luncheon Bookstore Open Sat. 11am-4pm & Sun s bef ore & after ServiceVisit our W ebsite f or DET AILS & Events St. BartholomewsEpiscopal ChurchJoin Us For SUNDAY SERVICE Summer Schedule 9:00am3747 34th St. South St. P etersburg, FL 33711(727) 867-7015Food Pantry is Open1st & 3rd Sundays from: 10 am to 12:30 pmOur Thrift Store is open Saturday s from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Food Pantry Vendors wanted for Holly Fest Holly Fest is a fun, family event which includes a variety of vendors, entertainment, childrens activities, pet blessings, food, and more! Arts, crafts, food and plant vendors are wanted on Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church. HollyFest is a PCC Youth Fundraiser and includes: Blessing of the Animals, Pet Parade, Petting Zoo, Free Face Painting and Kids Crafts, Strolling Christmas Carolers and Food Truck (featuring Maggie on the Move). Registration fee is $50 (register now and save $15 discount if registered by July 31st). Each vendor provides their own setup (tables, tent, chairs). PCC does not provide electrical hookups. The vendors will be set up on 10 plot on grass. Setup is 7:30-8:30 a.m. day of HollyFest. This is an outdoor event with plenty of free parking. For more information and registration call Kirsten Jones at 727381-2499, ext. 207 or email kirstenj@ pccumc.org.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 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 Observe Rosh Hashanah Come and observe this special time at Beth-El Shalom as they celebrate the New Year and begin the time of the High Holy Days on Monday September 17th at 7 p.m. Come hear the shofar blown close to 100 times and taste the special Rosh Hashanah foods. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. All are welcome, free admission. For more information and pre-registration please call 345-7777 or visit www.Jewishheritage. net.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.


22 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 New Used, Unique Home Decore and Jewelr y New Used, Unique Home Decore and Jewelr y Local Art & Crafts Hidden Tr easures & Collectibles6716 Central Ave. / 727-498-8819Htcollectibles2012@yahoo.comMonday Saturday 10-7Ne w Items Daily Buying and Selling Ne w Items Daily Buying and Selling Amazing Driftwood Itemshtcollectables.com 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: Hurricane Aftermath Q: In the event of a hurricane warning and evacuation, how will Gulfport residents be allowed back into the city after the storm passes if Gulfport sustains severe damage? A: We will try to create checkpoints, City Manager Jim OReilly says. Depending on the severity of the storm, he adds, the city could have assistance from outside agencies. If Gulfport residents do evacuate, the city manager asks that they take with them proof of who they are and where they live, such as a drivers license showing the correct address or other government-issued photo residents should also have a copy of their lease, mortgage, water bill, or power bill in their name. The city manager took this question as an opportunity to ask residents evacuation order. Should a hurricane develop and the city anticipate through local television, radio stations, and a call center (in the event of a hurricane warning for this area of Pinellas County). In addition, the city will communicate directly with the Gabber; we will update residents throughout any storms at TheGabber.com. If residents decide to ignore government-issued evacuation orders, OReilly stressed that the city would reach a point where it could not help stranded residents. Theyre on their own, he says of people who choose to stay. At a certain point it would be unsafe to send public safety vehicles in to get them. Once the sustained winds (not gusts) reach 45 miles per hour, the city will take all non-essential emergency public safety off the street. Art Guild Starts New Season The Art Guild will start its Fall Season on Thursday, August 30. Members may enter their paintings in the September show between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring them to The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. If you are not a member, they invite you to become one and enter the show. On September 8 at 1 p.m. there will be a reception for the winners of the show. There will be an art demonstration. Refreshments will be served. Their drawing and watercolor classes will begin on Monday, October 8. For more information go to www. treasureislandartguild.net or call Fred at 360-8390.


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24 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 By Scott LafeeDoing a Good Turn Badly Aside from teenagers, no driving demographic gets into more car crashes, mile for mile, than seniors. Elderly drivers running amok -even if its just running amok at 10 mph -is a common stereotype, their diminished abilities usually attributed to declines in vision, cognitive abilities and physical skills. However, a new study out of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst suggests at least some drivers are the result of bad habits, not age. In particular, researchers looked at one of the most common types of older drivers spent too much time simply, solely looking for problems directly in front of them. But when elderly drivers were provided with instruction that included video training, their driving skills improved markedly and the improvement persisted for at least one year. Indeed, the older drivers were no worse at negotiating intersections than younger motorists -and probably a lot more patient doing it. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE two to inhale, three to exhale. GET ME THAT. STAT! Among children born full-term, those conceived with the help of fertility drugs were, on average, about one inch shorter than naturally conceived children, according to a New Zealand study that compared 84 children born with the help of fertility drugs and 258 conceived naturally. The children were all from a single-fetus, full-term pregnancy and ranged in age from 3 to 10 years. In general health, there the two groups. COUNTS Percentage of patients with by widespread musculoskeletal pain who self-medicate using illegally obtained marijuana: 10. Source: Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, McGill University PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Apotemnophobia -fear of persons with amputations OBSERVATION If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come I see so many dead rabbits on the highway? -Unknown CURTAIN CALLS Pope Adrian IV (c.1100-1159), the head the Roman Catholic Church, the cause of death was choking due to quinsy or peritonsillar abscess, a complication of acute tonsillitis in which the throat becomes constricted accidents involving elderly motorists: right-of-way crashes. These are incidents typically involving some sort of turn in which one driver fails to yield properly to another at an intersection. Its long been presumed that when this happens and involves an elderly driver, its because he or she couldnt or didnt see the other car, became distracted or somehow simply failed to negotiate the turn -all attributed to the consequences of age. In fact, when researchers put elderly drivers through a set of simulated driving conditions, the root cause of mismanaged rightof-way collisions turned out to be ways, to scan in all directions for potential problems. In other words,


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 25 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, August 24th, 5-7pmSaturday, August 25th, 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 Beef Tips over Noodles Vegetables,Roll & Butter $7.25S.A.L. DinnerAll You Can Eat Spaghettiwith Salad and Garlic Toast $6.00 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 September 30th BLOOD DRIVE BLOOD DRIVEFREE Breakfast for donorsMusic & Dancing: Music & Dancing: Shop for a Cause Benets Strays A $5 donation to Save Our Strays offers you a special one-day shopping opportunity. Mark Saturday August 25 on your calendar for Macys 7th annual Shop for a Cause, which nationwide. Here is how it works: Purchase a $5 shopping pass from Save Our Strays; the $5 directly The Pass provides the recipient with a 25 percent discount on regular and clearance merchandise. The Shopping Pass also offers an extra 10 percent savings on electronics, addition, bearer of Pass is eligible to register for a $500 Macys gift card. The Pass can be used at Macys Tyrone Mall. Whats more, it is good at all Macys stores throughout the country, which makes is a great little gift to send to family and friends. For details visit www.Macys/ shopforacause.com. You can obtain a Macys Shop for a Cause Shopping Pass at Save Our Strays adoption sites at PetSmart. Your Pass can be mailed to you by sending a $5 check made out to Save Our Strays, Inc. along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Save Our Strays, Inc., P.O. Box 373, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785. For further information about supporting animals in need and taking advantage of this once-a-year shopping special, call 727-481-5262. Audition for The Playboy of the Western World The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for J. M. Synges drama, The Playboy of the Western World on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4th and 5th. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. The director for this play will be Olga 20s 30s, one woman in her 40s 50s, two men 20s 30s, two men 40s 50s, and two men 50s 60s. This evocative play is an Irish drama, written back in 1907, depicting the life of the commonerthe people of the rugged terrains of the County Mayo. This all takes place in an area of wilderness, infertile ground, and poverty. During a quarrel, the playboy strikes his father and leaves him for dead. He goes on the pub, where the deed makes him a hero. Romance enters the picture too, really dead, but only wounded, and is on the lam himself. Drama and revenge are the main ingredients in this, Synges most celebrated play. The Players are a true community theater and welcome all people to try out for their plays, regardless of the level of experience. This play will run from Nov. 8th through 18th at the Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Drop on by and try out for a part! by visiting their website at: http:// www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org.


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Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 27 2500 34th Street South. SONS of IT AL Y Learn to Cook ItalianLo ca ted ne xt to Kentuc ky F ried Chic ke n M onday Night P asta R esumes September 3r d 4:00 7:30 pm $6 Chef Joe is Back for your Culinar y Pleasur eC ooks on duty so you receive individual attention Six W eeks of ClassesS tar ting T uesday September 11 1012Ta ke home what you cook, all items provided ex cept for yo u C ost $60 for 6 weeks, $30 deposit, balance due at rst lessonT hen 6 weeks of baking Italian goodie s Sleeping in Public OK... Just Not on the Right of Way Sleeping in parks and on the beaches (during the posted hours of operation) is no longer a crime in Gulfport. The city changed its laws regarding sleeping in public to allow sleeping in public as long as people dont sleep in the right of way. On second reading, council voted approval and altered the language slightly at Councilwoman Jennifer Salmons concern that the initial wording may make it appear as though the city allowed sleeping the alleyways. Charge Up and Go in Gulfport Progress Energy Senior Account Executive Michele Cavallo along with Mayor Mike Yakes will unveil the new charging station just east of the Gulfport Casino at Gecko Fest on Saturday, September 1st at 10 a.m. A Nissan Leaf will be plugged in and ready for the event. Corporate Communications partner Rob Sumner will be there to help answer any questions. The charging station was installed at no cost to the city by Progress Energy and will provide free charges for up to one year to plug in electric cars. After one year, the station will be operated by the city and there will be a fee for charging at the site. The charging station is a Level 2, 240 volt site. A full charge could take 6-8 hours, but a recharge could take about 3 hours. State Law Forces Citys Hand in Gun LawsA 2011 state law about guns means that Gulfport has to loosen its gun laws. The city cannot have laws that restrict people more than the state statutes, so Gulfport council changed its law Tuesday night. over an occupied structure and the ordnance never leaves the property. person or structure. time to change the laws to comply with state law, but state law compelled the council to do so to bring city law into compliance. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon cast the lone dissenting vote; Vice Mayor Sam Henderson said that he expressed his displeasure at make the motion. County Continues Contract with Gulfport Gulfport city council voted to extend its annual contract with (PCSO) for forensics, dispatch, evidence management and records management. The PCSO provides such services throughout the county for many cities. The city also has access to the PCSO helicopter and police dogs. Pinellas County will also continue responder services.


28 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Checking the air in a tire lets a little of it out. Heat is sure to escape if you peek in on a baking cake. According to the observe effect, the act of observation itself often causes changes to the phenomenon being observed. This Virgo solar transit favors careful observation, which should by no means be considered passive. The end of the week brings movement, too, thanks to the full Pisces moon and Mercurys shift into Virgo. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Its unusual for you, but you may not feel like working on your mind as much this week, as your body cries out for more attention. Whether its pampering, human touch or exercise that you need most, focusing your self-care on your mortal coil will lead to higher thoughts and clarity in the later week. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Fishermen are precise about where precision of approach makes all the difference between salmon and mackerel. Youll spend most of your time this week deciding what youd like to hook, and the rest of the process will be easy. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your time-traveling ways could interfere with your fun if you let them. Sometimes you have to coax yourself out of some snarly historic scene in order to join whats going on now. Other times, its a matter of forcing yourself back from the future. Though living this moment is not always second nature, its where the joy is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Theres something about the group dynamic that makes everything easier for you this week. When you share with others -whether you are sharing work, stories, food or support -you feel more vital and capable of making a positive difference in your own life and the world at large. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Positive thinking isnt always the way. If you deny the negativity, it could grow or act out to get your attention. Acknowledge your true feelings whatever they may be. Dealing in what is gives you real power. Youll be able to ratchet up your mood one notch at a time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youve heard many wildly successful people say, I started from nothing. The nothing is relative, though. Everyone has something. Gather, account for and be grateful for your many resources this week. This ensures that youll have the best start of all on your journey toward a gleaming goal. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The typically easy task of discerning between whats crucial and whats not will be your biggest challenge as nonessentials go masquerading as luxuries and vice versa this week. Your imagination helps you when logic fails. Your success depends on accurately projecting the future outcome of possible actions. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Its entirely possible that when Leonardo Mona Lisa, he was thinking, This could be better. You driven Aries people can be perfectionists! But at some point you have to stop working the masterpiece and let it be what it wants to be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It will be on you to decide what has to happen and who has to do each job to get to that outcome. Someone will shoot from the hip instead. Maybe this person is being impatient, or maybe they correctly sense that youll make stellar decisions when the pressure is on. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your knack for riding trends effectively has something to do with knowing just when to get in and, more importantly, when to get out. And though youll lean on this awesome talent this week, dont discount the power of tenacity. Some gains will CANCER (June 22-July 22). Internally, you may feel like you dont know what youre doing or have no idea what to do next. Start with the why. When you know why you want to do something, it will be LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Life gets better when you stop taking things so seriously. Someone may seem as though they are judging you, but really they are just reacting to the world as they see it. Its nothing personal. You could take what you learn from their reaction and play things differently if you so choose. Or you could just move on. This Week's Birthdays: You have several passions. And though life might be simpler if you were to choose your niche and stick with it, each of your various talents and interests beg to be explored. So follow your bliss with abandon. In October, a project on the horizon will incorporate many facets of your personality at once. November brings increased health and vitality. December is your chance to build a bridge in an ailing relationship. New friends lead to income sources in 2013. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday OpenTuesday Open Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Gene Norman, music for dancingThursday 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


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 29 Limbo ChihuahuasMeet Guinevere, Guinny for short, a Chihuahua/terrier mix who is between 4 and 6 years old and about 10 pounds. She has had puppies, but is now spayed and done with motherhood. She loves attention, likes to play and likes to sit in your lap. Her foster mother says she is a gentle and sweet cream colored dog who would do best in a home with adults or older children. To adopt Guinny, email bonoball@tampabay.rr.com, or call 727-423-0226. BCHS Marching Band Golf Scramble Join them on September 8th at the Bardmoor Golf and Country Club, 8001 Cumberland Drive in Largo for their inaugural Golf Tournament. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All net proceeds will go to help the Boca Ciega Marching Band to help pay for instruments, repairs, uniforms, fees, supplies, cover travel expenses and more. They are looking for four man teams, sponsorships and donations for door prizes and goodie bags. Price is $75 per golfer which includes: Green Fee and Cart Fee, Practice Balls, BBQ Lunch Buffet, Awards and Presentation, Player Gift Bag and One Door Prize Ticket.Event features fun, food and prizes for 1st and 2nd Place Awards, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Putting Contest, Hole in One and Door Prizes (for both men and women. If you or would like to help in any way or for more information, please contact Dawn Carter, Band Booster President at 727-460-3884, Carterde65@verizon.net or www. thebocaciegaband.org. Excerpts heard at the August 21, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes The city of St. Petersburg was willing to [pay part of the cost of installing] speed bumps.... There were many, many reasons that the city came up with [not to do so]. Carol Huffer, St. Petersburg resident who wants Gulfport to install speedbumps on a roadway shared by both cities. When you say removed from Gulfport waters, does that mean 100 yards from the other side of the pier? Councilmember Dan Liedtke, about the boat Promise Which I found shocking, because Im a big CSI fan, and they get them back right away. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, joking about the length of time it once took law enforcement agencies to get DNA re sults back as compared to how long it takes on television shows. Its with regret, truly, that Im not. Mayor Mike Yakes, who cited changing circumstances as his reason for not acting as the Florida League of Cities delegate. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson will attend in stead. I havent given up on the pier pavilion... its up to Jim now. Councilman Dan Liedtke, who said he presented the city manager beach. He said the plans fell more within the citys price range than the ones the city had to abandon due to high costs. You dont get into heaven if you hit a kid. Councilmember Jen nifer Salmon, about school being back in session


30 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: 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 others 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. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Citizenship Classes: Mondays, 5:00 7:00 pm. FMI, contact Adriana Santos, 727-222-8883 or 727-442-6881, email asantos@umcm.info. Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Thursdays, 4:30 6 pm. FMI: call 727-238-1688. Meditation Classes: Saturdays, 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. UPDATE: sessions will resume on Sept. 1. Preregister at the Reference Desk. FMI, call 893-1073. Voter Registration: Friday, Aug. 24, 10 am noon, Volunteers will be onsite to register/update. Real Estate News You Can Use Forum: Wednesday, September 5, 5:00 6:45 pm. FMI, call Stephanie Slavick, 727-202-7011. An Evening with Tim Dorsey: Thurs day, September 13, 7:00pm. Spend an evening with the local best selling author. Seating is limited, contact the library to reserve your seat today! (727)893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, September 20, 10:00 am. Discussion of 1984, by George Orwell, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS 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. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thurs days, 3:30 4:30 pm, Meet Miss Bobbie & Maya in the Youth area for a preview of our new program on August 23. FMI, call 893-1073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Aupopcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1073. Starting in September monthly craft programs : Back to School Craft, September 15 at 2:00PM. FMI call 893-1074. ***In Our Own Words: Book Writing Contest Saturdays Starting on October 6. Children will have a chance to create a book and participate in workshops. The Winning books to be published by Trace Taylor Books! FMI call 893-1074*** Teen Programs Starting in September look for a different teen program every Wednesday at 2:00PM! ***In Our Own Words: Book Writing Contest Saturdays Starting on October 6. Teens will have a chance to create a book and participate in workshops. The Winning books to be published by Trace Taylor Books! FMI call 893-1074*** ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM : Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION : Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-re fundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. 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 Kinderoptions are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 4th, 2012 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 VPK Program are cur rently being accepted. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child VPK will start on Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 400-4411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 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 monthly 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/$22 non-res. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 p.m. & 7:45-8:45. Call 482-2125 for more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. Diane at 459-1399. 748-6612 Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 hood Center, Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a 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.City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 31 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 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 BATTLE OF THE BANDS Last Bash of the Summer Fri., Aug. 31, 6-10pm Tks $6 Available at Casion Mon.-Thur. 9-5pm or 727-417-3937 www.stjudekofc.org K of C Fundraiser WEEKLY LESSONS & DANCES Every Tuesday 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 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 SPECIAL EVENTS Coming Soon! Game & Card Party : Come join our 3rd annual Card & Game Party on Wednesday, August 29, 2-5pm. Join a table or bring friends to make up your own prizes, opportunity baskets, etc. Senior Centers health & wellness programs. Tickets available at the Senior Center or online at www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Bridge Club: Bridge Club is held every Tuesday at 2pm and every Thursday at 1:30pm. Bring a friend! Spanish Classes to Resume: Beginning Spanish will resume on Thurs. Sept. 6 at 9:30am followed by Advanced Spanish at 10:30am. Free. Italian Classes to Resume: Beginning Italian Classes will resume on Thurs. Sept. 6 at 6pm for Beginners and Advanced students. Beginners Conversation, Intermediate and Advanced Grammar students will meet at 7pm. Tarantella Dance lessons start at 7:30pm. Free. Surprise Bingo: The Senior Center is hosting a Surprise Bingo on Wed. Sept. 12 at 1:30pm. Ticket donation: $10 for 5 sheets of 9 cards with 3 chances per sheet to win. Opportunities to win great gift baskets. All items donation by local sponsors. Watch for more details in the Gulfport Gabber. Flea Market: We are collecting items for our next big sale (Oct. 5) and would love to have your gently used jewelry, bric-a-brac, small household goods, etc. Due to lack of space we are unable to accept clothing, books and electronic items. Two Chefs Cooking for You! Two Chefs from the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay want to cook an excellent meal for YOU at the Senior Center on Wed. Sept. 19 at 1:30pm. Must call 893-2237 or 893-1231 to reserve a seat. Absolutely no walk-ins. Admission: Only $2.00. National Senior Centers Month: Celebrate National Senior Center Month with free entertainment by the Love Notes on Mon. Sept. 24 at 1:30pm. Refreshments will be offered at the Snack Bar at great prices! Night in Italy: Mark your calendar now for our annual Night in Italy event on Fri. Sept. 28th. Includes Italian dinner at 6pm followed by entertainment in the Hickman Theater. Watch for more details in the Gulfport Gabber. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? How about the Hard Rock Casino on Sept. 12 ($15 for free play and $5 Panasoffkee on Aug. 21 ($55 includes indoor buffet); Florida Aquarium on Sept. 4 at $46; Rat Pack Lounge on Sept. 6 at Broadway Palm in Fort Myers, $72. Call Carolyn at 3470806 for details on these and other upcoming events. SPECIAL SERVICES Emergency Evacuation Forms: The Senior Center has registration forms available for emergency evacuation transportation to a public shelter should this be needed. Sign up now and be prepared. Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 8932259. Great food! Great prices! \ AARP Driving Classes: are offered month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org


32 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com We Need More People Here's a different approach to stimulating the economy: speed up immigration and increase the birth rate. Not exactly a popular topic when jobs are scarce, but it's an idea with merit. I can't take credit for the thought. I picked it up from an article a month or so ago, didn't save the clipping, and can't recall who espoused it. I've taken the liberty of adding and subtracting from his points. However, the writer pointed out that it is necessary for a country to produce more children to replace those dying off. And, doing so will stimulate the economy. The U.S. is doing that just barely. Some European countries are not and the consequences are mostly bad. Unwanted demographic changes take place, unwanted that must be done, and unwanted changes in the political landscape take place. This was happening in the Soviet Union's satellite countries where Russians dominated native populations, housing was not only scarce but woefully inadequate, and employment stagnant. The result was lower birth rates. Estonia, for one, worried in the early 1990s that it couldn't recover as a country. Ousting the Russians, ex-patriot activity, a capitalistic society, political freedom that freed up innovation, reversed the trend and Estonia is now one of the stars of the former satellites. In the U.S., while we're keeping up and children are still revered, the message, however, has been to have fewer children. This started in the 1960s or maybe earlier when it was theorized (incorrectly) that we were breeding ourselves into hunger. So, it became politically unpopular to have lots of children. The cost of living has had something to do with it also and the popularity of abortion as birth control, or "wrong people" control, probably added to the mix. What we need to do is make having more children popular. It will protect from having a non-assimilated immigrant population having too and it will stimulate the economy. Just birthing a baby is an economic event and, for those so inclined, it re-distributes the wealth. Babies require clothes and food and goods, and, ultimately housing and mates and so forth. I'm not advocating creating more welfare funds to support this, or making anymore changes to the already bloated, unwieldy, twisted, unfair, tax code (perhaps redoing the whole thing would help). I'm just saying that a change in public attitude, away from a "babies are a burden and a bother", would help. As for immigration, we have plenty of that. Unfortunately, too much is illegal immigration. We went from a country wanting all immigrants to a country restricting immigration. If I recall my history correctly, after importing Chinese labor to build the railroads, we banned Chinese immigration for awhile. In the 1920s, we banned any more Italians from coming in. Ultimately, we went to a quota system. The question arises, "do we really have to control our borders?" for the mills, we admitted just about anyone. The difference was that there was no safety net. It was "make it or leave or die". Some did just that, but all came in knowing they had to fend for themselves. They had to be committed to hard work, have ideas, be creative. It was chaos. There was poverty and cruelty and exploitation and crime and starvation and deprivation. Usually, it was better than what was left behind. Ultimately, it worked out. There were more pluses than minuses and gradually we worked to a more orderly, protective society. As I noted, our borders have been more open than we wanted. We did an amnesty program in the Reagan years and we're initiating one now with the 30-years-old-and-under amnesty order from the Obama administration. And, there will still be millions of illegal immigrants. Would it be better to open the borders and know who is coming in? Would we get the ideas and innovations that would stimulate the economy as the author contended? We certainly would in the more creative and technical development. Would other countries (like Mexico) lower their very strict immigration standards to permit U.S. citizens to move in? Coupling a free immigration policy with a pro-birth policy just might be the right stimulus. What do you think? Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 33 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 Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm SAL Mtg. 6pm Pizza available all day Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm 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 having a yard sale on Sept. 8th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary is collecting supplies to send to our troops. There is a list of needed items at the Post. Steak-ums are played Sundays at 1 p.m. The Auxiliary is now accepting donations of school items for "Back to School" donations to local students. 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


34 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Local ObituariesBOLINGER, EDIE 83, of St. Petersburg Beach, went to be with the Lord at 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Heritage Health in Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg Beach for 15 years. She is survived by son, Rob Bolinger of St. Petersburg Beach and daughter, Talena "Susie" was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies. Memorial Gathering and Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th at Rosehill Cemetery in Petersburg, IL. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes. com to offer your condolences. MOON, LOIS, 95, of Gulfport, died Aug. 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Moon, mother of Claudia Zikuda of Elmhurt, IL and Ralph Moon of Clearwater, FL. She was a resident of Town Shores since 1975. She had the most wonderful neighbors in Lucy and Elmer Kreml and Wayne and Dolly Schutt. There will be no services per the deceased. STIFLE, EDNA MADELINE, 86, of South Pasadena passed away Aug. 14, 2012. She is survived by son-in-law James; one grandchild Jodie; two nieces and one nephew. She was loved and will be missed. In Loving Memory DARLENE YAKES 4/28/1943 8/25/2008 Four years ago today, was the saddest day of our life. But your strength and wisdom are with us every day and with everyone whose life is greater by having known you. God also sent Bingo-Dog to you, to always be at your side. People say "She is in a better place" but I liked your place here with us! I know you are free from all the pain. I believe you are watching down and smiling! ALL OUR LOVE,Dawn and Dominic Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e 2222 49th St. South, St. Petersburg727-327-9100 727-455-9860 Regular hours 9am 3am 22 22 2 2 2 2 2 4 9 t h St SouthS tP eters bu b b b rg Wednesda y DJ Dennis Karoke 9-Stun g DJ 9-Stun g 9 Frida y Burt Hansen9 Stung Saturda y DJ Dennis Karaok e9-Stun g R l h 9 St g g 9S tung un g Sunday 70s 80s Music 6-Stung Prizes, Drink Specials Wd nes d a y Monday Bingo Bob 8-12 Saturda y g o Bo b 81 2 Thursday John Romano, unlimi ted musi c 9 Stun g COMEDY NIGH T Back Door Theater Makes Improvements The Gulfport Community Players, upgrading their Back Door Theater once again. This theater is located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport, and is used for their auditions, set buildings, rehearsals, meetings, and plays. It is owned by the Gulfport Community Players and they have to maintain it through their Building Fund. The Players had four A/C units replaced some time ago, but now the four air handlers need replacement. They contacted Performance Air, out of those bad air handlers recently. The Players have also had Waterworth Architectural Design complete the drawings for a new ADA-Approved restroom and they are currently seeking bids on that upgrade. If youve ever wondered just what the money is used for from ticket sales and donations, this is it! These upgrades will both be paid for out of their Building Fund. The Players will keep their faithful patrons and donors abreast of these and other improvements as they are done. For more information on the Gulfport Community Players, please visit their website at: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 35 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: Hurricane Re-entry Q: In the event of an evacuation and a hurricane causing damage on St. Pete Beach, when and how will evacuees be allowed back into their homes? A: civilians to return, but once he does, residents and business owners displaying re-entry permits will get quickest access back to their homes and businesses, according to St. Pete Beach Police dispatcher David Strid. Residents, property owners and business owners can purchase a re-entry permit for one dollar. Bring proof of residence or ownership to Molly at the lunch for a half-hour daily noon. However, Strid stresses, it will slow down the process. Learn how to Sneak Super Foods into Daily Cooking Ever wonder how to get your kids or family to eat healthier? Want to learn some new tricks to cooking foods you and your family love healthier? If so then come to Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in September. Please call Heather at 850-264-1715 for menus, info and pricing. Each week will feature a new sneaky menu. Must be preregistered to attend. Please visit their website to view us/City_Departments/Leisure_ Services/Rec_Center/NEW/classes. htm.Register for Azalea Little League Registration will be held on Saturday August 25, Sept. 8 and 15 from 9 12, and also on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and 12 from 6:30 to 8:30. Cost is $60. They will require three proofs of residence and an original birth Division) registration is also going on at this time. They are located at 2950 75th Street N. Call 727347-3325. They will begin practice in mid-September with Fall ball to start in October.


36 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Teen Corner By Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Happy summer from your Gulfport Teen Council! We hope everyones enjoying their summer and staying cool. So far this summer, Teen Council hasnt had any meetings because with summer vacations and things like that many members have been unable to attend. Instead Ill bring you up-to-date on some of the things going on with Teen Council. We recently got brighter new shirts that are like an electric blue. They read Gulfport Teen Council on the front and on the back they read, Ask not what your city can do for you; ask what you can do for your city. On June 30, the Teen Council Gulfport Recreation Center. We did to keep trying until its the best that it can be! We also had a table set up in front of La Cote Basque on the Fourth of July selling little novelties and things like sunglasses and hats. Teen Council also rode in made of all recycled materials, and we helped create it! We walked with Councilman Dan Liedtke and Public Works Department representative Rachel Cataldo. We also handed out will attend the upcoming Florida League of Cities (FLOC) conference in Hollywood, Florida on August 24 and 25. We placed second in the FLOC free tickets to the conference where we will be presenting our video as a council. This month I will highlight another member of teen council. Im not randomly choosing who I highlight each month; Im going in order of position. Ive written about the president and the vice president; next is secretary, which just so happens to be me! Name: Elizabeth BrownWorthington Position on Teen Council: Secretary School: Boca Ciega High School Fundamental Program How long Ive been on Teen Council: One year Why I joined Teen Council: Ive always been interested in government and Ive always been active in the city anyway. I thought it would be a good way to get a more in depth view of government and how it works. What I would like to accomplish while on Teen Council: I would like to see Teen Council work more with the city and the teens. I want to see more teens coming to the meetings, whether on the council or not, and bring their ideas up to us. Were here to speak for them, and take their ideas and grow on them. I also would like to try to get all teen council members CERT (Community like I am so maybe we could start a Teen CERT. Events I would like to start for teens: I would like to do a mixer kind of thing every couple of months where teens can come, and just hang out, meet new people, get out of the house and enjoy themselves! Favorite City Event: The Gulfport Birthday Bash. Favorite thing about Gulfport: I love the people, besides the fact that one third of them are relatives, theyre all so friendly and conversational. I love the fact that they all have their different stories and backgrounds but everyone can come together at an event and enjoy themselves and get along! I love how one way or another, everybody knows everybody. I also love how eclectic and quirky Gulfport is. Keep Gulfport Weird! The Gabber was there on the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. We were on the Azamara Journey for the Titanic Memorial Cruise and snapped this picture out in the middle of the North Atlantic where the Titanic sank. Submitted by Donna Garvey


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 37 Featuring the Rioja Region of Spain The Rioja region is certainly the sweetheart region of Spanish red wines. There are actually three sub-regions or unique districts that compose the Rioja: the two cooler climates of Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa and the balmier region of Rioja Baja. Strategically placed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Rioja region produces the majority of its acclaimed red wines from the Tempranillo grape in addition to growing and utilizing Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano which are often used for blending with Tempranillo. Viura is the dominant white grape grown in the Rioja region, but keep in mind white wine only accounts for about 10% of Riojas total wine production. With both the Cantabria and Demanda mountain ranges adding physical protection and the river Ebro winding through the region providing both moisture and creating various microclimates within the area, this region is truly set up for winemaking success! wine bottle labels are: 1. Crianza This is a fresh, fruit-forward youthful red wine that is aged in oak for a minimum of one year and then spends another year aging in the bottle. The Crianza is a well-priced Spanish wine and averages around $10 a bottle. Crianza has a reputation for being a perfect partner when it comes to pairing with food give it a whirl with novel Spanish commodities like tapas. This is an easy going, everyday wine that will not disappoint and offers good, consistent value year in and year out. 2. Reserva The Reserva ups the ante a bit from the Crianza both in complexity and in price. Again, Spains beloved Tempranillo is the dominant The aging requirements for a Reserva are a minimum of one year in the barrel and another two years aging in either the barrel or bottle. The pricepoint for a Reserva ranges from around $15 to over $35, with super value packed into every dollar. Reserva is a very versatile red wine that eagerly complements an lamb and its made for ham (or jamn as the say in Spain). 3. Gran Reserva The creme de la creme of Spains Rioja red wines is the appropriately named, Gran Reserva. These wines require barrel aging for two years and must have an another three years (minimum) of bottle aging enjoyed 5 years of aging before they may even grace the merchant shelves. The Gran Reserva is not made every year, but enjoys its high status because it is only made in extraordinary vintages. The Gran Reserva boasts both depth and body, intrigue without pretense and elegance without breaking the bank, as it starts at around $20 a bottle and rivals many New World reds that are asking triple the price. An Evening with Tim Dorsey Spend an evening with New York Times Best Selling Author, Tampas own, Tim Dorsey at the Gulfport Public Library. The evening is part of his 2012 Pineapple Grenade Tour, promoting his newest book. Tim is a renowned author and former journalist with the Tampa Tribune. His works include: Florida Roadkill, Hurricane Punch and his newest novel, Pineapple Grenade. The Gulfport Public Library is delighted to host this free event with Tim and hope you will join them for this special night, Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so please call the library at 727893-1074 to reserve your seat today! News from The Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg offers Something for Everyone. Join them on Tuesday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m. for the All Members Meeting & Pot Luck Luncheon and learn about the educational, community service and social opportunities in their club. The Garden Center is located at 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Visitors welcomed. Toddlers in the Kitchen This class is geared towards children 2-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Each session will include a read-aloud, a hands on cooking class, and a craft. Classes are September 12th and 26th, October 10th and 24th, November 14th and 28th, and December 12th. Classes are at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please call Heather at 850-2641715 for more info and to register. Must be pre registered to attend Please visit their website to view us/City_Departments/Leisure_ Services/Rec_Center/NEW/classes. htm.


38 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 8/10 Animal Call2800 Blk 47th St. S. Animal Call47th St. & 26th Ave. S. Lost/Stolen Tag5800 Blk 24th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery6000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 55th St. S. DUI6000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 8/11 Domestic5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Vandalism3000 Blk 49th St. S. Unknown Problem5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Animal Call4700 Blk 27th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person6000 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Vandalism1900 Blk 52nd St. S. Sunday 8/12 Domestic5800 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Stolen Vehicle5200 Blk 20th Ave. S. Assault/Battery1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Lost/Stolen Tag4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Person Under Inuence9th Ave. & 54th St. S. Burglary Residence6300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Monday 8/13 Burglary Business5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble55th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Tuesday 8/14 Shots Fired (Heard)2600 Blk 53rd St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5700 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Civil Matter5700 Blk 21st Ave. S. Watering Violation6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Vandalism6100 Blk 10th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Person Under Inuence800 Blk 53rd St. S. Wednesday 8/15 Noise1500 Hull St. S. Domestic6100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Assault/Battery1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Keep the Peace5700 Blk 19th Ave. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Civil Matter2600 Blk 45th St. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Thursday 8/16 Person Under Inuence54th St. & 28th Ave. S. Burglary Business1600 Blk 58th St. S. DUI14th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft1100 Blk 60th St. S. Vandalism5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary Residence1000 Blk 59th St. S. Theft700 Blk 64th St. S. Trespass1400 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic2800 Blk Seabreeze Dr. S.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku St. Pete Beach to Host City Wide Yard SaleST. PETE BEACHThe City of St. Pete Beach is holding its next huge yard sale on Saturday, September 22nd from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This largescale event will take place in several different areas of the Community Center to provide shoppers with tons of treasures to browse through. 10 x 10 indoor and outdoor spaces are basis. To reserve your space, call 363-9245 or come to the Recreation Cooking for Game Day sports enthusiast? Are you looking for new ideas for date night or tired of doing the same thing each weekend? If you answered yes then come learn tricks and healthy recipes that will make you the talk of the tailgate or your next party. Each class will offer different menu options. Classes are at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., on September 7th and 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please call Heather at 850-264-1715 for menus, info and pricing. Must be pre-registered to attend. Please visit their website to view us/City_Departments/Leisure_ Services/Rec_Center/NEW/classes. htm. Register your Best Chili or Salsa Now Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff. This years event will be bigger, better and hotter than ever! Tastebud tingling chili, savory salsa, hot-hothot sauce and lively music will take the temperature up a notch Saturday night, September 22, for the Fourth Annual Industrial Strength Chili Industrial Arts Center takes place from 6-10 p.m. at the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard, Beach Blvd. and 29th Ave. S. Registration for hot sauce vendors and competing cooks is open now at www.IndustrialArtsCenter.org or by calling 727-289-9365. Registration forms are also available at Red Hot Tiki, 2904 Beach Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Cooks will receive a commemorative cookoff apron, beverage tickets and other perks. Complete rules for cooks and hot sauce vendors are available online. Entries for chili or salsa judging will be accepted until Wednesday, September 19. Grand prize judging will be back for the best salsa, in addition to the hotly contested annual chili judging. To step up the heat, Tampa Bay area hot sauce vendors will offer their wares for sale. Free hot sauce samples will be available to brave chili cookoff ticket holders. Creators of some of last years top rated chilis will be back along with new faces. Cooks will compete for hand blown glass art created at the Industrial Arts Center. Votes for the Peoples Choice Award will be sold for $1 each to support the IAC operating fund. The panel of three judges will comprise one local celebrity, one media representative and one local chef. Judges and entertainment will be announced later. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For information, visit the IAC online at www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727289-9365.


40 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Joint Ownership A Will or a Trust Andy, a widower with four children, had most of his available cash invested teller at the bank told Andy that if he would hold each C/D in a trust for each of his children, there would be no probate on Andy's death and each child would then automatically become the owner of one C/D. What the bank teller advised Andy was true, but Andy was probably not told the whole story. If Andy was to hold one C/D in trust for each of his children, whose money would be used if Andy required expensive surgery, twenty-four hour home care or care in a nursing home? Under such circumstances, what had been planned as an equal distribution on death would substantially decrease the inheritance of one or more of his children because money would be spent for Andy's care. In addition, if each of Andy's C/D's were held in trust for one of his children, another problem would arise if Andy became incapacitated. No one would have access to Andy's money and then it would be necessary to have the Court appoint a guardian for Andy. Even though the guardian could be one of Andy's children, this could create a needless expense and a great inconvenience. At the very least, Andy should have a Will which states that whatever money is left in Andy's estate after the costs of his daily living, lifetime paid will be distributed to his children equally, if that is Andy's wishes. This Will, of course, would require a probate on Andy's death but Andy would have been provided for during his lifetime. A much better way of handling Andy's estate, however, would be for Andy to create a Living Trust. He could then place all of his assets into the trust by transferring the title to his assets from his individual name into his name as Trustee of his trust. Andy would then retain full control of his assets while he is competent, or chooses to have such control, but upon his incapacity the successor trustee that he names in the trust (this may be one or more of his children) takes over control of Andy's assets, pays his bills and keeps a record of receipts and disbursements. The trust will do the following things for Andy and his children: costs and provide for immediate distribution of all assets on Andy's death. 2. Avoid the necessity of a guardianship if Andy is incapacitated. 3. Provide money management during Andy's lifetime if Andy is 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.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 41 Caregivers CALL JEAN!-Gentle, Capable Companion. Good Cook, Former CNA. $10.00hr. 4hr. Minimum. 727-345-1520. LOVING COMPANION/CAREGIVERErrands, Transportation. Doctors Appt., Shopping. 25yrs. Alzheimers Experience. Experience, CNA, Med. Tech. References, Flexible Shifts. Call Donna 727-954-7316. CAREGIVER/COMPANION -Experienced, Trustworthy compassionate, will make life a lot better. Days & nights. Excellent references. Call 727-530-0296, 813-952-8573. bevepowelll@hotmail.com CNA/HHA IN HOME CARE-FT or PT. Personal Care, Cleaning, Shopping and Others. References, Experienced. No Smoking/Drinking. 727-302-0238. Leave Message. CAREGIVER/HHA-Personal care, Transportation, Meals etc. 25yrs. Experience, Compassionate and Dependable with References. Call 727-488-4586 or 727-822-8445. CALL SUZIE 727-864-9923Personal Care while Looking Out for Your Well Being. Personal Secretary, Errands/Transportation Provided. Light Housekeeping/Laundry, Meal Preparation, Honest & Dependable. Licensed/ Bonded. Classes/Tutoring DRUM LESSONS AVAILABLE-From Experienced Professional Player and Teacher at Local Music Store. All Levels. For More information Call Steve 727-688-1569. Cleaning/Housekeeping M&M CLEANING1 Bedroom $45.00 & Up any Size Home. Great Refs. Best Rates. Very Dependable, Free Estimates. Beach Resident 35yrs. 727-452-6120.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. C leanest By Fa rrResidential Cleaning Commercial Cleaning Office Cleaning RV Cleaning Mo ve In / Mo ve Out Constr uction Cleaning Y acht Cleaning727-953-5294 Sa ve10% on Fir st Cleaning!402-890-9892 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.stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com 727-254-1950. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service


42 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 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.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 25 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning 727 Licensed & Insured. Class A #C AC058721August SpecialWe Ser vice All Makes and Models!Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Free Estimates and 2nd OpinionsCoupons must be presented at time of ser vice. One per customer Coupon good only M-F Business Hours We are Rolling Back to 2000 PricesT une & Checks $3995FREE: Est. on New EquipmentFREE: UV Light Systems w/ Purchase of System($695 value) IM BACK! From Termite Damage to Rotted Wood to Kitchens & Baths. Remodeling Gulfport since 1979. Lic#C-5875 & Insured. 727-686-3109.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. Handy Person PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Car ports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Es timates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. Classied Ad ve rtising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d.*Does not include Commercial or R eal Estat e A dvertising ** R un of the paper commercial advertising. 14 19 49th Str eet South, Gulfport, FL 33 70 7 A dvertising@theGabber .com 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5D isplay Ad ve rtising from $1720** per column inch


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 43 GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Coppolas/Y utzy Tr ee ServiceW eve Merged322-0890 CER TIFIED ARBORISTVisit www .Y utzyT reeSer vice .comLicensed Insured Wo rk mans Comp 60+Ye ars Combined Experi ence Lic.# FL-0203ACommerical and Residential JEFFS LAWN SERVICEMowing, Trimming, Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable rates, 727-341-0185, 727-202-6202EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Moving/Hauling 727-657-3041 JUNK REMOVALClean-outs, Tree Removal. Free Estimates. 727-657-3041. (We Buy Junk Cars). DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508 Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Lawn/Landscape


44 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. DRIVERS: LOCAL, GREAT PAY-& Benets. Home everyday. Pd. Holidays/Vac. 401K. CDLA. w/X end. School grads. Accepted 866-3583937. CAREGIVER NEEDEDApprox. 40 Hours/ Wk. Personal Care, Small Woman in Pasadena. References. Days only. No Smokers Please. Call Bonnie, 727-289-3893. EDITOR WANTEDfor prothetic religious book. Volunteers and Seniors Welcome. Call Michael 727-320-4653 Automotive 1988 CADILLAC SEVILLEGreat Condition, Very Clean, Newly Painted. $1900 obo. 404798-8116, Leave Message. 1990 DODGE RAM 150 WINDOW VANGreat work truck. New tires, runs great. Auto. $1000 OBO. 727-320-4653 1994 FORD TAURUS-30,000 Miles, Ice Cold Air, Clean, Good Tires. $2500. obo 727-3020238. Leave Message. 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING-Convertible. 52k miles, Garage kept, Red w/black top, all Power, Excellent Condition. $5800. 727-3604691 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 SCAN DESIGN-Dining set. Blonde Wood, China Cabinet, Table w/leaf, 7 Chairs. Perfect Condition $2500. 727-418-7272. POOL TABLE (KASSON)-8ft., Hardwood with 1 Italian Slate. 6 Cue Rack. All Accessories. Originally $5000. Sell for $850. 727-418-7272. General PS3 VIDEO GAME& 1 Game, $125. Other Games Also. 727-235-1338. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Health & Fitness INSTITUTE OF HEALING ARTSNon-Prot Low Cost Counseling & Phychotherapy. Meditation Classes, Marriage/Family Counseling. By Donation. Insurance Accepted. By Reservation/ Appt. only. Call Jeri 727-374-3092. Marine COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING SPECIAL$22.00 for Small Dogs (new Clients). $20.00 Bath & Nail Trim for Medium Dogs. Appt. Necessary. Academy of Animal Arts, Inc. Email us at showgroomschool@aol.com 727-5962547. 3 ADORABLE KITTENS-Free to Good Home. 727-455-8706. PIT BULL, ENGLISH BULLMASTIF-and Wolf mix puppies. Parents on Premise. $200. each. 727-623-5950. dstar1313@aol.com Plumbing Help Wanted PLEASE PRINT your ad as you want it to read, ONE WORD PER LINE REMEMBER: THE FIRST 3 WORDS WILL BE BOLD. AP H # IS AW ORD.PERSONAL ITEMS $4.50 for 10 Wo rds and 20 each additional word.COMMERCIAL ADS $13.00 for 20 Wo rds and 40 each additional word: ANIMALS FOR SALE, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, HELP/POSITION WA NTED, INSTRUCTION/CLASSES, REAL EST AT E SALE OR RENT SER VICE.CA TEGOR Y (1) $4.50/$15.00 (2) $4.50/$15.00 (3) $4.50/$15.0 0( 4) $4.50/$15.0 0 (5) $4.50/$15.00 (6) $4.50/$15.00 (7) $4.50/$15.0 0( 8) $4.50/$15.0 0 (9) $4.50/$15.00 (10) $4.50/$15.00 (1 1) $4.70/$15.0 0( 12) $4.90/$15.0 0 (13) $5.10/$15.00 (14) $5.30/$15.00 (15) $5.50/$15.0 0( 16) $5.70/$15.0 0 (18) $5.90/$15.00 (18) $6.10/$15.00 (19) $6.30/$15.0 0( 20) $6.50/$15.0 0 (21) $6.70/$15.40 (22) $6.90/$15.80 (23) $7.10/$16.2 0( 24) $7.30/16.60 (25) $7.50/$17.00 (26) $7.70/17.40 $7.90/$17.80 $8.10/$18.20 (27) (28)MAKE CHECKS PA Y ABLE T O: The G ABBER 14 19 49th S t. So. Gulfpor t, FL 33 70 7 (7 27 ) 32 1-6965advertising@ th egabbe r. com ALLA DS MUST BE RECEIVED & PA ID BY 5:00 PM TUESDA YF OR T HURSDA YS ISSUE.PLE AS E PR I N T NAME ON CARD PHONE NUMBER CARD # ZI PC ODE EXP DA TE Classified Advertising Form Automotive


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 45 DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP 1/2 PRICELearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. September 1st, 11a.m.-4pm. 727-517-9546. email us at showgroomschool@aol.com Academy of Arts, Inc. BLACK/WHITE FEMALE CAT-Abandond. Declawed. Looking for a loving home. 727643-9666 or 727-804-8549. Wanted PRE 1980 POCKET KNIVES, ZIPPOS-and Tobacco Pipes wanted by Private Collector. 727-525-4584. GARAGE WANTED-Covered Garage for Storage and Parking Ford Truck on Daily Basis. Pay up to $100/Mo. Call 727-417-9705.LOOKING FOR THE LADYWho paid me to mow her lawn. I lost your address and want to do the work! Please call 321-7596. Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 9/1/2012 10:45AM at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 Ford Taurus 1FALP52UXSG114318. 2006 CHRY PT Cruiser 3A4FY48B56T237623. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Legal NoticeNotice of Pub lic Sale Pe rsonal Property of the following tenant will be sold for cash to settle rental liens in accordance with Florida Statutes Self-Storage Fa cility Act, Sections 83-801-83-809: Br yson, Lucille J Unit #402 Contents may inc lude household furnishings, c lothing, and personal items. Spare Room reser ves the right to bid on contents. Sale to be held at 12:30 pm on Fr iday September 14, 2012 at : Spare Room Mini Storage, Inc. 4311 34th Street South St. Pe tersburg, Fl 33711 727-866-9357 6575 BOUGAINVILLA AVE. S.-Saturday 9am.-1pm. China Cabinet ($50.) Collectibles, Jewelry, House Plants and More. No Junk! 1900 60TH ST. S.-Friday & Saturday 7:00am.3:00pm. Something for Everyone! NURSES UNIFORMSMedium jackets, extra small petit pants. scrub tops & shoes. $5 each. Saturday 9-? 6801 15th Ave. N. 2602 47TH ST. ST.-Saturday 8am.-1pm. Many Beautiful Items. Come Early! GINORMOUS TENT SALE-Craft, Business Liquidation. Quality Household and Seasonal Items. Saturday 8am-? Rain or Shine. 2726 Beach Blvd. S. GARAGE/ATTIC SALE-Halloween, Christmas, Household items. Griswold, Silver. Sat. 9am-5pm. 1201 54th St. S. Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. Pets/Animals Happy Talk Yard/Garage Sale FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Frank Baptie desir ing to engage in business under the ctitious name Frank Baptie Photography, located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpora tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. August 23, 2012.


46 Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 2BR/1BA 1/2 HOUSE (REAR)Private Entrance, Large Living Room/Kitchen, Convenient Gulfport Location. $890/Mo. Incl. Water & Electric. Available Sept. 5th. 973-271-7283. CONDO APT. GULFPORT2BR/1.5BA, Ground Floor, Waterview, Small Pet Accepted. $850/Mo. & Deposit Includes Water, 1st, last $50 Non-Refundable Reference Check. 727347-2332. LARGE 1/1 CONDO/APT Clean, Nice, Quiet. North Central St. Pete. Walk-in Closet, C/H/A, No pet, N/S, Lease $580/Mo. 727-345-1029. GULFPORT 2BR DUPLEX-2107 55th St. S., $600/Mo. Clean, on Quiet Street. Ceramic Tile. Central Air. W/D Hookup. Lots of rear parking. Small pet OK. No Section 8. 727-418-2242 SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman and/or Housekeeper. Possible livein. 727-289-3588. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. CLEAN, COZY 1BR-on Lake Maggiore. Nice Neighborhood. A/C and All Utilities Included. No Dogs. $650/Mo. 1st/last/security. Call 727392-6212. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $645/Mo. + Security. Call Mikey the Realtor, 727-322-8030. Text Message Preferred. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. 2BR/1BA GARAGE APARTMENTRecently Remodeled. Quiet area with off street shaded parking. Close to schools, churches, library, senior center. Non smokers please. A small pet maybe considered for excellent applicants. Only respond if you have excellent credit and previous landlord references. No Sec. 8. Ask about the $25 per month discount on rent. Call 727-321-5676GREAT LOCATION GULFPORT MARINADuplex 2/1, Freshly Painted. 985sqft. Fully Applianced, Laundry room with W/D. Central AC/ Heat. Garage Space Available. $850/Mo. 401523-4540. LARGE 3BR2BA CORNER CONDOW/D, Formal Dining, Screened Porch, Gated, 55+, Pool. $750/Mo. Call Denise, AMERICTECH REALTY, 727-776-5430. GULPORT AREA-2BR/1BA Newly Renovated Home. W/D, $700/Mo. 1st/last and $500/ Security, References Checked. No Smoking. NO Sec. 8. 727-346-8267. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Studio Duplex. $695/Mo. Tile Floor, Porch. Great Location. (69th Ave/Sunset Way). Near Beach, Shops, Bus. Parking. 727-459-4579. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining, Large Backyard. Recently Updated. Parking. $700/Mo. plus. Private Entrance and off St. Parking 727-851-9717. GULFPORT ARTS DISTRICT COTTAGE-1 Block to Beach and 3 Blocks to Town Center. 2BR, all New Utilities, Hardwood oors, Laundry on Site. $850/Mo. +Utilities. 1st/last/security. Non-Smoker. 1yr. lease Min. Dan Yingst Realty 727-321-5258 1BR COTTAGE AND 1BR MOBILE-home. $550/Mo. plus $250/Dep. Excellent Location. Good Tenants Wanted. 727-410-6599. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONT-large 1BR, almost 1100sqft. Furnished, over 55. Patio, steps to pool on the bay Rent includes cable, wi-, w/s/g. Covered parking. Call 727-2046767. Available now. Rentals2BR/1BA Downtown $120 0 1BR/1BA Furnished 55+ $750 2BR/2BA Maximo Condo $100 0Anita Charles, Realtor 727-384-6776 www .sailawayrealty .net Landlords: Ask about our low-cost service s 2BR HOME FOR RENTNewly remodeled. 2/br/1ba. with bonus room. Older established neighborhood. $800/mo. First/ Last & $500 sec. Utilities Not included. Pets OK. Available immediately. 727-347-1017TOWN SHORESAnnual or Seasonal. Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA, Covered Parking. End Unit, Magnicent Views. New carpet, paint & tile. Available Furnished/Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. 2/2 SOUTH PASADENA CONDO-Corner Unit. Great Views. Updated Appliances. Close to Stetson and Beaches. Small Pet Allowed. $1000/Mo. Call 727-424-4376 GULFPORT 2702 MIRIAM ST. S.2/1 Duplex, Carport, C/H/A, $850/Mo plus $500/Security. Super Clean, Tile Floors, W/D. Pets Ok. Two Blocks from Marina & Clam Bayou Nature Park. 727-542-6090. ST. PETE BEACH350 73rd Ave. 1BR W/D on site, C/H/A, Water Included. Great Location. $650/Mo. plus Deposit. No-Smoking/Pets. 813-967-0408. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $585/Mo. Includes Water + Security, Plus Utilities. 2516 York St. S. Anita 727-871-0035. 4911-B 5TH AVE. S.Nice garage apt. Newly remodeled, $425/Mo. & security. No pets, call 323-0051, 9a.m.-5p.m. S. PASADENA BAY ISLAND-1BR/1BA. Waterview, Gated 55+, Convenient Location. All Amenities. $650/Mo. $650/Security. Small Pet ok. 702-771-1587. Seasonal CONDO FOR RENTPlease call F rank @ Helene s Realty727-452-8008 AnytimeNicely furnished 1 bedroom Condo Overlooking P ond and Close to Club House and P ool. Av ailable September 1,2012 Rent $800 per month, Accommodations to Share RETIRED FEMALE SCHOOLTEACHERWishes to share her condo right on St. Pete Beach. All amenities, parking, cable & utilities included. $800/mo. 727-360-8115. Open House SUNDAY 1-3PM-Ciega Cove 7037 Sunset Dr. S. Unit 502. South Pasadena. 1400sqft. 2/2 with Outstanding Water view and Oversized Lanai. Some Upgrading Necessary but Worth the Effort! Listed @ $160,000. Misti Kehoe, Realtor Re/Max Metro 727-744-1649. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.


Gabber August 23 August 29, 2012 47 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Rita M. Stutzman RealtorT own Shor es 55+ Specialist & Resident 727-723-4164Not only do I sell the dream...I live it!Condos starting at $59,000. Rentals available, call 727-254-8124 Bill Sampson Jr REAL TO RCall T oday!www. bairdrealtygroup.com 727-776-7280To wn Shores Diplomat 1004 2/2 with ov er 1,400sf of Living Area, assigned co vered par king,1 cat allo wed. Best V alue on the Open W ater at $110,000 Manchester #508 2/2 with assigned par king Y ou Will Lo ve the View @ $99,900Gulfport born and raised T.S. JAMISON END UNIT2BR/2BA, Newly Remodeled, New Carpet, Partially Furnished. $94,000. Call Kelly 727-543-6229. (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30Y our Community P aper Every ursday since 19681419 49th Street South, Gulfport PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.


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