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Title: Gabber
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
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Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 09-06-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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No. 2274 September 6 September 12, 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 GeckoFest HUGE SuccsessBeach Boulevard grew increasingly crowded throughout the day. for the twelfth annual Gulfport GeckoFest held last SaturdaySee more photos, page 35 Kiss His GritsLes McEwen stirs a massive pot of grits at Mondays sh fry. The Lions Club holds an annual sh fry on Labor Day. This year Mr. McEwen assumed the role of grit chef. The dinner also included pollack, hush puppies, cole slaw and beans. The proceeds benetted eyesight-related charities the Lions support. New Gulfport Art Gallery Plans Grand Opening Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a grand opening ceremony of its new gallery space on Saturday, September 8th from 4-8 p.m. at 3129 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. For over 11 years, Domain Home Accessories has offered a unique assortment of merchandise and has become a beloved merchant in the heart of Gulfports Waterfront Arts District. The keystone of this small, independent business has always been original art work, with an emphasis on functional art for the home. Housed in its displays of home dcor, lamps and lighting, jewelry, kitchen ware and entertainment accessories, pottery, glassware, decorative hardware, candles, bath and body products, gifts, cards, or in other words something for everyone. The shop is well-known as a supporter of local art and artists, as well as the go-to shop for a selection of unique items unavailable elsewhere. See Gallery, page 6


2 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 All in the Family Fourth generation Gulfporter April Caldwell Hornsleth's eyes glisten with happiness as she is embraced by her 22 month old granddaughter, sixth generation Gulfporter Sarah Caldwell Seplveda. Help Save our Pets The Oar House lounge located at 4807 22nd Avenue S. is a perpetual donation station for our four-legged friends. Pets supplies and cash are greatly appreciated. Items are donated once a month to an animal shelter. 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. Visit their website to view class


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 3 Correction The dog who appeared on the front page of the Aug. 30,2012 edition of the Gabber sweet face in the pool with a ball in her mouth is in fact 11-month-old Abbey. Abbey, a chocolate lab, and her humans live in Pinellas Park. We apologize for the error. BCHS Marching Band Golf Scramble Join them on September 8th at the Bardmoor Golf and Country Club, 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 and Presentation, Player Gift Bag and One Door Prize Ticket.Event features fun, food and prizes for 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. 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 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.


4 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 An Evening with Tim Dorsey Times Best Selling Author, Tampas own, Tim Dorsey at the Gulfport 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 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! First Friday Art Walk Gulfports First Friday Art Walk takes place on September 7th from 6-10 p.m. Observe and purchase from talented independent artists and crafters at work all along Beach and Shore Boulevards, as well as the works of local authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach at venues throughout the Village. View the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, weather permitting, the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Enjoy dinner at one of the Art District, now one of the foremost dining destinations in the Bay Area and one of six small-town Best of the Road competition in the Best Food category. Parking is always free and free trolley rides are available from offsite parking areas. Pet and family friendly! Visit www.GulfportMA.com or call GulfportArtWalk or contact Suzanne gmail.com.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 5 Call For Y our Appointment To day! Nationwide W arranty F ormerly Ahern Chevron CERTIFIE D Technicians BEST QUALITY Products6763 Gulfport Boulevard OIL CHANGE & LUBE A/C SERVICE CHECKCOOLING SYSTEM SERVICE$11.9 9 $21.9 5 $29.9 5 $21.9 5Inc ludes 21 P oint Inspection. Up to 5 qts. Oil*, F ilter & Lube Inc ludes Drain, Refill with 1 Gallon of Coolant*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expir es 9-19-12Inc ludes Ti re rotate & balance. Brake inspection.*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expire s 9-19-12COMPUTER BALANCE & ROTAT E*Plus tax. Most Cars & T rucks. With this Gabber coupon. Expire s 9-19-12 *Plus disposal fee & tax. Most Cars & T rucks Please Call for Appointment. 10w30 Oil With this Gabber coupon. Expir es 9-19-12 Savings! Savings!Oil Changes Call: 727-381-1709We use premium 10W30 Oil*. *Not rec yc led like other stations. C OilC h a n g e s C a ll : 727 381 170 9 727-384-6807 727-384-6807AHERNS AUTO CAREOver 30 Y 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 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 850-264-1715 for more info and to register. Must be pre registered to attend Please visit their website to view htm.Surprise Bingo The Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center is hosting a Surprise Bingo on Wednesday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. Ticket donation is $10 for purchase tickets either at the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. or go online at to get in on the fun! Opportunities to win great gift baskets. All items donation by local sponsors. For more information, contact 727-8932237 or 727-893-1231.Singles Group to Meet If you live in Pinellas County, are single and 55+ do not stay home on Monday, September 10. Instead join the fun loving group of singles from throughout Pinellas County for a fun afternoon with outstanding n Roll, Superstar Elvis Presley himself. Bring a dish to share and $2 or come without a dish and bring $5 and participate in a delicious potluck lunch at 1:30 p.m. Meet new friends and enjoy delicious food and fun entertainment. The location is the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, All Pinellas County singles 55+ are welcome! For additional information call Pat at 727-520-8797.


6 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Pr otect y our b usiness with flood insurance Did y ou kno w that just a couple inches of flood water can cause tens of thousands of dollar s in damages to y our b usiness? Are y ou prepared? Bentle y DeNight Insurance Services Bentle y DeNight Insurance ServicesAn Independent Agency Wo rk ing f or Y ou 6524 1st Av enue Nor th / St. Petersb urg, Flor ida 33710 (727) 344-4500 bdinsurance@y ahoo.com / www .bentle ydenight.com Gallery, from front page After 11 years of working within one small, limited space, Domain Home Accessories has acquired the adjacent retail space which recently became available. During the September 8th ceremonies, the combined spaces will Home Accessories & Gallery. The new space will serve as one of Gulfports large number of local and regional artists. Some artists will be featured on an ongoing basis, with a revolving selection of their work, and other artists will be featured as guests for a limited duration. A tasteful Art Erotica room is also planned. & Gallery include Patsi Aguero (painting), Sonya Ariaco (stained glass), George & Diane Bragg (fused glass and metal), Janet Corrigan (painted folk art), Doug Dsouza (jewelry), Eric Folsom (metal), Tim Dennis Melloy (paper art), Paul and mixed media), Jonathan Schork (mixed media sculpture), (manipulated photography), Monika Worsham (fabric and mixed media folk art). Other artists will be added to the line-up as displays evolve. Regularly scheduled Meet the Artist events are planned to invite the community to interact with featured artists and to view openings of new art work and artists. During the September 8th grand opening, two artists will be featured guests: award-winning glassblowing artist, Gulfports own Owen Pach; and adopted by Gulfport folk artist help dedicate the new gallery space. Complimentary hors doeuvre, wine and other beverages will be offered. For more information, contact Mike McCue, 727-667-7531 or mmccue@ igc.org. YNOT Ministries to Hold Estate Sale an estate sale at 2400 53rd Street S. in Gulfport on Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th at 9 a.m. to Please support this service project.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 7 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 By Scott LafeeHey, its Your Leg Calling Forget the talk about cellphones causing brain tumors, which if you listen to physicists, is impossible because the phones dont generate bonds necessary to cause mutations. vibration syndrome. If you habitually carry your phone in your pocket, you probably know what Im talking against your leg, only to realize it wasnt or, even weirder, isnt even in your pocket. The experience appears to be quite common. A recent survey of undergraduates at Indiana and Purdue universities found that 89 percent of students reported feeling the sensation at least once. On average, they felt the nonexistent buzzing once every two weeks, though some say it occurred much more often. Researchers arent sure how to explain whats happening. It could be a misinterpretation of sensory input, a form of social contagion or some kind of hallucination. One factor that seems to play a role is how much emotional importance heavy cellphone users place on their text messages. The greater the import, the more often they feel phantom buzzing. Behavioral scientists say two personality types tend to be most sensitive to the syndrome: Extroverts who check their phones a lot because keeping in touch with friends is a big part of their lives. And neurotics who worry about relationships and status and so put greater emphasis upon any communications they receive. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE In maximum ordinary breathing, the speed of air passing through the nose equals 10 feet per second, or Force 2 on the Beaufort wind scale, e.g., a light breeze. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM Hospital emergency rooms are reporting a surge in patients injured while walking and a) texting, b) playing video games or c) listening to music, according to Associated Press reports. Roughly 1,150 patients were treated in hospital ERs last year due to distracted walking, reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission -a 400 percent increase over the past seven years. The actual number of distracted walking injuries is likely under-reported, with many patients probably not mentioning they were using portable devices at the time of their injuries. OBSERVATION as I am, and psychotic means hes even worse than my brother-in-law. Menninger (1893-1990) LAST WORDS Thats not true! Im going to die in this suit? -Frederick William I of Prussia and well known for his fondness of military display. He was nicknamed the soldier king.


8 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Horse Hockey Ever see a Rottweiler in a stroller? A Doberman in a tutu? A mastiff in a crib? gaga in people -namely, people who shave their legs. In return, these bald-legged types treat their pintsized canines as if they gave birth booties, trips in the stroller swaddled in pastel blankets, tiny paws never gracing the ground. Its all so precious. Personally, I like horse people. There is something about a horse that makes the people who care for them sit up and take notice that a horse is a horse. Of course, of course. Horse people prepare for the arrival of a new horse. They build something called hay. They divide the barn into stalls and ensure that the number of stalls is equal to or greater than the number of horses. They stock the barn with all kinds of horsey goodies: brushes, blankets, water buckets, feeders, saddles, stirrups, bridles, bits, reins. And then, after night falls, mom and dad bring the horse inside, dress him in a onesie and tuck him into bed with them. Oh, wait, thats the dog people again. Obviously, I love dogs. All kinds of dogs. And I love people who love dogs. All kinds of people. But when people lose sight of the fact that a dog is a dog and not a small person hypertrichosis, thats when trouble comes knocking. Toy breeds are allowed to bark, yap, nip, jump, crawl on the baby, tear through the house and relieve theyre cute and small and, in the case of the latter, its just a little. But a little goes a long way when it comes to the smell of urine in the house. And cute can only hold its own for so long before all the unwanted behaviors take their toll. Pay your local shelter a visit, predominantly Chihuahuas and pit bulls, with a smattering of other breeds. Ironically, those pit bulls and Chihuahuas are largely in the clink for the same reason: Precious and cute in the beginning, but no one learned how to handle them. The pit bull grew big, the Chihuahua got yappy, the house started to stink. This isnt fair to the dogs. Ive talked to people who have said no in various tones and at myriad decibels for upward of a decade, to no avail. dogs deemed vicious and ordered euthanized by law enforcement. A woman called me recently because she has three little dogs she says are impossible to housebreak. The truth is, she never tried. She lined teaching them to go inside. I said, How would your dogs know you want them to go outside when youve encouraged them to go inside? She said, Im their mother. They should know I know best. Horse hockey. We are the humans, we are the homeowners, we are the ones who care where they go, how loud they are, what they chew on. It is our responsibility to prepare, to have a plan, to equip, to train. Its up to us right stuff. Thats just good horse sense.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 9 Safe Boating Course Class Starts Monday September 17th Safe Boating Course Class Starts Monday September 17th Specially designed for young people Meets all state requirements. This Coast Guard Approved Boating Course is offered by the U.S. P ower Squadron To obtain information or to pre-register or visit: www .boating-stpete.orgCall 727-498-4001Satifies Florida s education r equir ement for boaters under 21. Y ou may r eceive Insurance Discounts for completing this course. Every Monday starting April 2nd 7-9pm Sail Center Demons Landing, St. Petersburg Every Monday starting September 17th 7-9pm Sail Center Demons Landing, St. PetersburgNext Course Starts April 2nd, 2013Know Before Y ou Go! Know Before Y ou Go! $35 Fi i l l $35 per F am i i ly 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 Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on September 12th at 10 a.m. and learn about how to inspect for insects. Free informative brochures and literature will be handed out. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd. in Clearwater on Sunday, September 9th at 2 p.m., with a presentation by Debbe Hagner, Accredited Genealogist, on how to use the 1940 Federal Census to help research information about your ancestors. The pre-program social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. and the featured program at 2 p.m. For information about the organization or directions at 727-372-0646. Register for Azalea Little League Registration will be held on Saturday 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 at 727-347-3325. They will begin practice in mid-September with Fall ball to start in October. New Season of Programs at Library Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First April, will open the Friends of Main September 8 at 2 p.m. in the Main The book, Bent Road, also was Roy grew up and graduated from to Florida. She took the Writers in Paradise workshops for authors at Eckerd College four times to solidify 1967 is the setting for Bent Road, a tale of family secrets exposed many years after a mysterious death. Her publisher, Dutto and Plume, will also publish her next book, a thriller due next summer. On Saturday October 6, Margo Hammond, formerly Books editor for the former St. Petersburg Times, will speak on memoir writing. The Madrigalians from St. Petersburg College, under the direction of Vernon Taranto, will entertain with songs of the season on Saturday, December 1. The programs at 2 p.m. are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, phone 893-7724. Learn to Round Dance Suncoast Squares gives Round Dance lessons every Tuesday at St. Petersburg. Cost is $2.50 for the hour lesson. All are welcome. Visit suncoastsquares@yahoo.com or 727599-1440.


10 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Letters Continuing the Mission of the Legions Dear Editor: All across our great their main mission to support our are held to raise monies to be donated where needed. Care packages are sent to our men and women overseas. Veteran hospitals and the continues. It is all great! age. As one attends conferences and baby boomers (or older) doing all the with their own lives to donate their time and energy. Often when they do come, they are not made to feel welcome. With seasoned members, the status quo seems to be the "good ole boy" syndrome and the and youth are often not accepted. When we are too quick to judge, we fail our mission. When we judge too readily, we fail our mission. When we hasten to be intolerant, we fail our mission. When we elect to be unwelcoming and rude, we fail our celebrated, let us all work together to meet our mission.Dr. Edda Howard-Hunter Democratic Club to Meet On Thursday, September 13, Political Director and Chief speaker at the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club. Mr. Pines lobbies for his union in Tallahassee and in DC (Congress). This dynamic and powerful public speaker will inform the club about his role in this precandidates will also be present to discuss their campaigns. The meeting, to be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd in Pinellas Park, starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a varied and sumptuous buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with their guests presentations and discussion (time permitting). For reservations (dinner $15) call Betty Morgenstein at 727-360-3971. Everyone is welcome.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 11 Public Safety Boating Class An ABS Class will be offered on Saturday, September 8th from 8 a.m. to at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Try to arrive There will be a one our lunch break about 12 noon (you can bring your lunch). Bring pens and pencils and note paper. Cost is $40 per person, completion the student will receive wallet card and the State of Florida bobber card issued by the FWC. For questions and reservations, call 727399-7986. Republican Club to Meet will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican graduate of West Point and currently a Professor of Political Science at will offer his reasoned thoughts on the upcoming election and the role young people will play in the 2012 election cycle. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria St. Petersburg. Following Gen. questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, please call Gail Hebert at 727-526-2492. South Pasadena Civic Association The South Pasadena Civic meeting of the season on Wednesday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. This will be an ice cream social. They will also be accepting the annual membership dues.


12 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Learn about Tenants Rights On Wednesday, September 19, organization will host a free outreach forum to educate the public about tenants rights and responsibilities. This event will take place at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 111 18th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg at 5 p.m. Renters are often taken advantage of by landlords who do not maintain their properties and unlawfully threaten eviction. Also, in todays economy many landlords are facing foreclosure on properties where tenants are currently residing. coordinated a team of volunteer attorneys to alert and educate the general public about their obligations and rights as tenants. The forum will also include information on how to respond to notices of evictions, the options available to tenants facing eviction, and what to do if a landlord is in foreclosure. Additionally, participants will be able to speak with attorneys one-on-one about their concerns. For more information, contact St. Pete Shell Club to Meet St. Petersburg Shell Club monthly meetings will begin on Friday, September 14th at 7 p.m. at the Seminole Recreation Center, 2nd and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m. This months program is entitled Mollusks In Action. There will also be show and tell opportunities, shell displays and an educational segment. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings with programs pertaining to shell collecting, marine conservation and the beauty of sea shells. There is no charge. Plenty of free parking. Refreshments will be served. Call 727-867-6861 or visit www.stpeteshellclub.org. They meet once a month on the second Friday of each month.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 13 Wa yne H. Kehm D. D. S.4850 1st A ve. N. P etersburg, FL727-321-4850 4850 1st A ve. N. Pe tersbur 727-321-48 5 F y F y 727 321 485 Cosmetic y y y y C t i Cosmetic Cosmetic Co smet ic ener Fa Denistr y Fa Fa mi mi y D D en en is is tr tr y y y Fa y Fa y since 1975! We v ative treatment and preventive care. Y ou are invited to join our Experience and With Dr W ayne H. Kehm DDS, Family Dentistr y With Dr W ayne H. Kehm DDS, Family Dentistr y The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pa y, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other ser vice, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free or reduced fee ser vice, examinations, or treatment.P ayment Plans Av ailable Most Insurances Accepted P ayment Plans Av ailable Most Insurances AcceptedNew P atientIncludes**Cleaning X-Rays ExamSpecial h m D. D. S Wa y ne H. Ke h j c e and stitute. stitute P a t ie nt udes * ning ning Ra ys g xam y i al S pec i $ 89 for appointments made by September 26, 2012D1110, D0140, D0274 Gulfport Pirates Needs Volunteers Gulfport Pirates, a youth sports organization, is seeking volunteers to work the concession at their home football games. Home games are played at Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th Street S. in Gulfport. different divisions are Flag 9 a.m. Mighty Might 10 a.m., Seniors 11:30 a.m., Pee Wee 1p Juniors 2:30 p.m. If you are able to help, please email Sophia Dottin at sdottin@ gulfportpirates.com or call 727266-2207.Register for CoEd Adult Kickball All skill levels. Simple rules for a general registration is September 17 through 21, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Athletics Fall league begins the week of October 1st. Games played at Woodlawn compete for league championships with emphasis on socializing and fun. $225 league team fees apply. In card is needed; city residents pay $15 annually, all others pay either Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the City of St. Petersburg. Call Athletics at 727-892-5223 or www. html for more information.Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The cost is $7. By popular demand this Thursday dumplings), soup, dessert and coffee. buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.Corey Avenue Fall Car and Truck Show Avenue merchants bring you one of the biggest car shows on the beach. Show will be held on September 15th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is open to all years, makes and models and will be judged in 63 total awards. It is anticipated that over 100 cars will be on display. Cars will also be up for sale. Awards will be given out at 3 p.m. Corey Avenue will be blocked restaurants will be open during show hours. There will also be food vendors and music. Event is open to the public, free admission, free parking, rain or shine. For entry information go to www. premiumcarshows.com or call 727547-8082.


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Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 15 Annual Fall Opening Tea at Womans Club The St. Petersburg Womans Club at their members back after a summer hiatus on Friday, September 14 at 12 noon. Following a musical program and short business meeting, the Annual Fall Opening Tea, comprising of a tasty selection of be served. Guests are welcome. For information or reservations, call 727867-8093 or email to imarsharose@ aol.com. Learn about Tides and Currents Squadrons Seminar Series Tides and Currents will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, September 19th from 7-9 p.m. The seminar deals with how the sun and moon create tidal patterns, sources of information about tides and tidal currents, simple ways to predict height of tide and current electronic tide tables. Course will be held at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Teenage Cooking Survival Skills Hey teens, this class is just for you. Come get schooled in the art of cooking. In no time you will be amazing your friends and family. Classes are September 19th and October 17th from 5-6 p.m. at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Please call Heather at 850-264-1715 for menus, info and pricing. Must be pre-registered to attend. Please visit their website to view htm.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.


16 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 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.MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be September 21st at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at 12 p.m. followed by who are retired, active duty or former are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 17 LEARN TO COOK IT ALIAN IN SIX FUN WEEK S Classes star t T uesda y September 11th, from 11 to 1pm. 3 Chefs on Duty Souther n Italian CuisineSONS of IT AL Y2500 34th Street South. 5 next to Kentuc ky F ried Chick en 2012 Candidate Forum On Thursday, September 20, the Gulfport Casino will host a 2012 Candidate Forum at which voters can listen to and meet the make a brief statement; then take questions. Congressional, sheriff, county commissioner, supervisor of elections, state house (district 69), and school board candidates have been invited, and the response has been very good. The Gulfport Casino is located at 5500 Shore Boulevard in Gulfport. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and will be moderated by a representative of the Florida available to purchase refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Gulfport Democratic Club and the St. Petersburg Republican Club. It is free and open to everyone, regardless opportunity to educate yourself about the upcoming election so that you can make a more informed choice. 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 Take Americas Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, September 17th from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over seven evenings by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. It covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Conditions, Communications, more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. The course begins Monday, September 17th from 7-9 p.m. and continuing for an additional six Monday evenings at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE in Instruction is free, materials cost is $35 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Register on-line at www. boating-stpete.org.


18 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club It's almost time for the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club to start up again. Its 72nd year will begin in October with a tram tour at Boyd Hill include a garden tour of some Gulfport homes, a Bonsai workshop, a visit to the Pinellas County arboretum, a trip to Warm Mineral Springs in annual tea and end-of-year lunch. Elsie Crimaldi, membership chairwoman, invites all who are of Gulfport to join. It is not necessary to have a garden or to live in Gulfport. Anyone can join men, women, parttime residents, house plant lovers, patio gardeners... all are welcome! Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. If you would like to become a member, mail a $5 check (made out to the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Elsie at 33707 or call her at 347-6831 for more information. Join now ... don't miss out on the fun and interesting activities! The program chairman, Ralph Sly (954-0655), has more details about upcoming programs and meetings.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked people to tell us what they thought should move into the old Casa Robby Bell, Gulfport: Maybe a pirate-themed bar? Ralph OBrien, Gulfport: Its so big I would imagine its hard to take care of. I really think in the time its sitting there a nice solution would be to lease it out for festivals, like that thing we have on Tuesdays. Lyn Cupit, St. Petersburg: How about retail? Its big. Maybe something like a little retail mall thing with booths where everybody does their own thing. Normie Brimmer, Gulfport: A family-friendly bar, restaurant. Something fun.


20 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of 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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church. HollyFest is a Blessing of the Animals, Pet Parade, 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 381-2499, ext. 207 or email kirstenj@ pccumc.org.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 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 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 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. and features gifts.


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24 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 AMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th A ve. So.347-6085 CLUB HOURS: Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m. Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. Friday, September 5th, 5-7pmSaturday, September 8th, 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 Country Pork Ribs Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Roll & Butter $8.00Color Guard DinnerRibeye Steak Baked Patato, SaladRoll, Butter, Peach Cobbler $7.50 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: Gulfport T-Shirts are Here! you the proud owner of a beautiful Gulfport T-Shirt. Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. These mix cotton no shrink shirts come in small, medium, large and extra large. Pick up your t-shirt at the Gulfport MultiPurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Events at the IAC Glass Masterpiece at the Industrial Arts Center at the next Art Walk Friday September 7, 6-10 p.m. Choose from ornaments, vases, spirit balls, drinking vessels and bowls. served. The second Art Walk event in August will be the following weekend, Saturday, September 15, 6-10 p.m. Registration is open for classes in glass and metal arts scheduled all month long, beginning with all day Sunday workshops -Glass Blowing 101 & 102 on September 9 and 16, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Students will learn basic glass blowing skills and in each of these accelerated all day workshops. For those who want to learn a bit more about glass blowing, a new Saturday Glass Blowing Series starts the new instructor team of Tony Vouis and Donny Weidenkopf, this 6-week series is designed for beginning and intermediate glass blowing students who want to focus on getting to know glass as an artistic medium. Over six Saturdays, students will learn to make all of the fundamental shapes to basic blown forms: a ball, a cylinder, a bowl, and a plate. Students will create one piece each week. Course will also focus on teamwork and assistantship, concluding with an individual study session. Jonathan Schorks monthly Sculptural Welding class is scheduled on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. Also continuing this month is the Fun With Torches lampwork series with instructor Jason Bourgholtzer of Gulfport. This course is offered in two sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings, September 17 and 19, 7-9 pm. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.com or call 727-289-9365.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 25 Book Discussion at Womans Club The St. Petersburg Womans Club Club on Thursday, September 20th at 6:45 p.m. The book to be discussed is City of Thieves by David Benioff. This is an unusual novel set in World when two young Russians jailed for desertion and theft are offered their freedom by a Russian Commander for a price? The price is a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of the Commanders daughter. But where this many eggs in war torn starving Club member Andi Barlow will lead the discussion. For more information she can be reached at 727-521-9888 or email honeybellebarlow@gmail. com. Casino to Host High Rollers For one night only, the historic Casino becomes what its name implies, a ripgambling Casino featuring all the games like poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. Add to all that, the sounds of slot machines and the shouts from a rollicking Texas Hold-Em 8th is that night and everyone is invited to The Casino Royale on the Bay!. A minimum donation of $20 per person or $35 per couple, ($25 at the door), goes to support the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce Small Business Mentor Program and The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. Co-sponsored by The City of Gulfport, and supported by The West Coast Queens Council of The also be live music, a silent auction, hors doeuvres, cash bar and great prizes including a fabulous weekend for two at the Tradewinds Resort. The number of tickets are limited by the capacity of the Casino. To reserve your tickets now, or become a Sponsor, please contact The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce at 727-344-3711 or Ruth Gruhn, Chair, at 352-410-0801. In Your Own Words Writing Contest, for grade levels 1st through 12th is open to all Pinellas County youth residents in those grades. Contest opens October 6th and the submission deadline will be workshops for all ages every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the refreshments will be served. Best of all the winners of the contest get published by Trace Taylor Publishing! For more information contact 727893-1075. Yoga Returns mornings is back at the Gulfport Recreation Center starting Wednesday, September 5. Class starts at 9 a.m. and cost is $10 a class or $35 if you pay by the month more information call Valerie at 727-557-4258 or go to her websiteyoga mat and a bottle of water.


26 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 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: Wood Ibis Fountain Q: What happened to the second fountain? It has been missing for weeks. A: According to Bob Williams, Gulfport Parks and Recreation taxpayers, it was still under warranty and the company replaced the pump in the motor; the city received the repaired motor on August 28 and by the time you read this the fountain should once again be working. Free Italian Language Classes The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburg will begin its series of free Italian classes on Thursday, September 6 at 6 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Classes are offered in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Italian. People of all ages are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows: 6 p.m. Beginning Italian, Advanced Italian Conversation and at 7 p.m. Italian Conversation for Travelers, Intermediate Italian and Advanced Italian Workshop. Free Italian Tarantella Folk Dancing Classes are also offered at 7:30 on Thursdays at the same location. Call 727-224-8731 for further information.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 27 Excerpts heard at the September 5, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. Vince Lombardi... To Mayor Yakes Thank you for your work with the PSTA to better our public transportation. To Vice Mayor Henderson Thank you for your dedication to the environment and the triathlon (that I hope to enjoy in the next couple of weeks). To Councilmember Salmon Thank you for devoting your time to the youth and seniors in our community. To Councilmember Liedtke Thank you for bringing beach volleyball tournaments to Gulfport. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, as her invocation at the start of the meeting. I dont see that many electric cars. There is one Smart Car that is over at the hospital... I just wondered the necessity of this. Patricia Millward, about the new electric vehicle charging station Thank you for the foresight Mayor Mike suggestions about next years budget. Its hindsight, actually. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon Youre thinking way way ahead.... Youre always thinking, thats the main thing. Mayor Mike We have now the biggest campus in the county. Police Chief Rob Vincent, about the size of Boca Ciega High School campus Theyre like movie stars there. Police Chief Rob Vincent, about Boca Ciega High School Resource My hope is that we have a teen group that really wants to do the ...civic aspect.... or if not they could come to us and say they want to expand it, or they could have a club. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who praised the individual teen council members but wanted to remind them that the teen council must follow the rules set before them Id like to see the Teen Council speak before us on a regular basis... I know the last time they spoke it wasnt much fun for some of them, but if theyre an advisory board, [let them] advise. He then said that when the teen council speaks the council make them feel comfortable. in my opinion, pursuant to the civil rules. City attorney Andy Salzman about the beach smoking lawsuit. The attorney also said that the plantiff did not follow the proper process. Probably one of the best events I have attended in my Gulfport history. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, about GeckoFest I know a town like that! Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, when Councilwoman Barbara Banno fresh markets, dog friendly, local artists, festivals, live music, bikeable community, and others that all applied to Gulfport. I think it would make things better for families. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, suggesting that the kids area at festivals have seats for parents and also sell wristbands for the kids. The councilwoman also praised the event as a whole. Business F eatur e Story $250. Service Business Car d $31.25. R eal Estat e fr om $15. Display A dvertising fr om $51.60 per issuetheG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Sav e More With Frequency Discounts A dvertising@theGabber .com 72 7. 32 1. 69 65


28 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 By Holiday Mathis The sun aligns with Mercury to focus our thoughts in the analytical sign of Virgo. The Virgo energy is especially powerful in matters of health and personal improvement. If you already have related goals, you and universally supported toward their attainment. If you dont have related goals, this is your time to The new moon in Virgo on the 15th brings a fresh start. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you launch into a story, you do it with the kind of pizzazz that gets peoples attention and keeps it. It helps that you know your subject matter so well. If you dont think thats the case, make sure now that your stories. LIBRA are happy to experience a shared reality with others for the most part, but every once in a while you get an overwhelmingly strong sense that the world is exactly what you (and only you) think it is. When you think this, youre right. So imagine yourself as limitless, and believe in your power to create reality. SCORPIO power is the ability to direct your awareness and attention at will. Dont let your subconscious bully you into a limited view of yourself and the world. If youre being restrained by limiting beliefs, you are no freer than you would be if you were outwardly constrained. This week youll bust a few mental chains. SAGITTARIUS Must you always sublimate your This is a problem you can solve by Friday. Consult the muses. Invite the spirit of play and creativity to weigh in on your brainstorm. There is a way to get your needs met and still take care of your responsibilities and loved ones. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Everyone gets stuck. If you feel caught between two immovable objects, it is an excellent place to be. Stuck has a way of focusing you, forcing you into a more profound movements that allow you to wriggle out. Above all, stay calm. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is easy for you to do what you feel like doing, what youve done all along and what you are in the habit of doing. The rest takes effort. In order for you to expend the effort this week, youll want to know exactly why. Only the highest purposes will interest and motivate you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There may be confusion in your love life this week, and its not something once. Give relationships time and breathing room. Remember that your most attractive qualities are poise, self-assurance and optimism. Good things happen when you live in those qualities. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Trying is tricky. In most endeavors, you shouldnt. When you feel yourself half-heartedly committing to an effort, recognize that youre probably trying instead of just doing. Maybe its out of fear. Maybe you sense the futility of the effort upfront. Take a step back. Decide your fate. Dont try. Do or dont do. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Its always easier to be generous when the recipient of your generosity happens to be appreciative. While your people are very happy, it may occur to you to keep giving, to go for sainthood, halo and all. Of course, true saints are those who give even when unappreciated because its the right thing to do GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even though everyone needs money, there are legitimate reasons to turn away from material demonstrations of others with your atypical responses. for another time while you pause to reformulate your personal values. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you hear no, think of it as feedback. If someone criticizes you, think of it as feedback. Rejection isnt real; its only feedback to which youve attached personal meaning. So dont attach the personal meaning. Then all you have is feedback, which you can use to improve and move forward. LEO emotions, passions and needs that you dont fully understand. A person trained in matters of the mind may understand them better. Consider learning about human behavior or gathering information on the topic of your particular behavior. Its a week for tending to your inner world. This Week's Birthdays be inspired to give extra care to for personal development instead of putting all of your attention on the needs of those around you. A happy, active love life centers on your renewed self-image. Finances have been tight, but youre coming into a better cycle. October brings opportunity and an unexpected trade in an old set of tools for a new one. Family bonds while taking on special projects this February and May. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday OpenTuesday Open Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.Thursday and Cookie 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 September 6 September 12, 2012 29 Join the ParadeT was when he led the 2004 Gecko Parade. Our bespectacled mayor, clutching a strange stick, marched up and down Beach Boulevard, all the while entreating everyone watching to come on and join the parade. Seeing our mayor acting like a goofball in front of a smallish, rain soaked crowd of people and so clearly loving it told me everything I needed to know about living in a small town. I knew right then that I never wanted to live in a big city again. This year, the mayor once again led the parade. If he stays true to his word and doesnt run for mayor next year, Saturday marked his last go-round with the Gecko Stick. I have a fairly decent idea as to who might want to come up behind the mayor, and I have no idea if theyll get the same charge out of the Gecko Parade as he does, but I hope they do. Say what you will about the mayor, but his love for Gulfport never shines as brightly as it does when hes demanding we all join the Gecko Parade! Even if his successor doesnt love this part of the job, I hope they fake it. I hope they fake it so well we never know they dont love it even more than Mayor Mike does. Because sometimes politicians have to do things they dont want to do. Case in point: our current council. They had what I would gently describe as a rocky start this past March, when they took almost a as Vice Mayor. Emotions ran high another year of hell in front of us. Heres the thing, though: the drama exhausted just watching the council last year. So when a month or so after the mayor chose Sam as the new vice mayor, Sam extended an olive branch and Barbara grabbed on to it, I was delighted. I didnt have terribly high hopes the political division, at that point, had more drama and tension than a season unicorns: I wanted to believe. Either I was wrong or both Sam and Barbara (and Dan, too, because he came into what I would call a hostile work place in March, and hes risen above the nonsense to get things done) are so brilliant that theyve colluded to fool us all, but either way theyre working together. I keep waiting for someone to snap at someone else or mock them (these things both happened with alarming yet sad regularity last year), but theyve supported their words with actions. Granted, they havent faced horrible decisions, but as anyone whos ever worked on any sort of committee knows, its often not the big things that trip up humans. The nastiest thing I ever saw on council revolved around a Spirit of Gulfport award, which you have to be a totally miserable idiot to get upset at a council person over. Small or big decisions aside, before elections ramp up and my editor tapes my mouth shut, I want to thank this council for putting aside the fact that you dont relish spending your Tuesday evenings with one another and looking towards the good of the city. As a team youve managed to work together and get some things done some little, some not-so-little and that, more than any individual effort, makes the city a better place for everyone. Its nice to see that no one gets territorial about whos doing what in which area of the city; city council isnt a glory grab. Its an underpaid job where everyone with half the information you have thinks they can do your job twice as well as you. On that note, I expect despite Barbara and Sams every attempt to lead by example, Im certain that the closer we get to elections, the more well see what one reader refers to town. The seagulls, he says, like to means more than the contest. So, council, my suggestion and youre doing it already is to ignore the folks who just want to pick a that empty. Pay attention instead to the people who want to help and who need your help. Ignore the seagulls because they will never be happy with a cooperating council, and they are not about to run themselves. If theyre legal residents of Gulfport, nothings stopping them, but its easier to armchair quarterback city council than it is to try and actually do the job. Think of it as criticizing in the processional. After all, as the mayor points out every year, you can either sit by and watch the parade, or you can join in. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


30 Gabber September 6 September 12, 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 check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library Book Sale: Saturday, September 29, 10 am 2 pm 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 DATE: sessions will resume on Sept. 1. Preregister at the Reference Desk. FMI, call 893-1073. 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. Suncoast Hospice Bereavement Group: Tuesday, September 18 and 25, 1:30-3:00 pm. FMI, call 727-523-3455. 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 call 893-1073 FMI. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: September 13, 3:30 4:30 pm. Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1074. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, 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 3:00PM! ***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***Open Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comFor more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM : Registrations for the gram continue for children who will be refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 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 chiloptions 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 children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents tion of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child 4th and is limited to 10 children. Contact County, Inc. at 400-4411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM 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 CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 p.m. & 7:45-8:45. Call 482-2125 for info Call Heather at 850-264-1715 Campoli at 813-855-3112. Diane at 459-1399. 748-6612 Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 Center, Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. Patsi at 727-501-3559 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson ibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for 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 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


Gabber September 6 September 12, 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 ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGA Sat., Sept. 8, 8pm-12am $12 Dinner, Dancing, Performances $10 Students with ID 727-741-8878 ELLIS HALES'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Sept. 9, 6-10pm, $7 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 6:50-8pm 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 Celebrate National Senior Center Month on Mon. Sept. 24 at 1:30pm with some free toe tapping music! Dont forget to visit the Snack Bar for some delicious snacks at great prices! Night in Italy: Mark your calendar event on Fri. Sept. 28th. Includes Italian dinner at 6pm followed by entertainment in the Hickman Theater by the Italian American Society of St. Petersburg. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening! Tickets are $12.00 and must be purchased in advance. Bridge Club: Bridge Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm. Spanish Classes to Resume: Beginning Spanish is offered every Thursday at 9:30am followed by Advanced Spanish at 10:30am. Free. Italian Classes to Resume: Beginning Italian and Advanced Italian Conversation Classes are offered every Thursday at 6pm. Italian Conversation for Travelers, Intermediate Italian and Advanced Italian Workshop students meet at 7pm. Free Tarantella Folk Dance Classes are also offered at 7:30pm. Courtesy of the ItalianAmerican Society of St. Petersburg. Must be a Senior Center registered member. Classes are 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 donated by local sponsors. Phones for Hearing Impaired: The Deaf and Hearing Connection will provide phones at no cost for hearing impaired Floridians on Tues. Sept. 18, 9:30am to 11:30am. Hospice New Programs the new programs offered by Hospice surprised to hear of the ways they have expanded their services. 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. Senior Trips others for trips to the Hard Rock Casino on Sept. 12th or 22nd at $20 (includes $5 food voucher and $15 for free play); Mission Inn with Meal & Tour on Sept. 18 at $49; Dali Museum & Titanic Exhibit at the Mahaffey on Oct. 8 at $69. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details on these and other 2 or 3 day tours. Gulfport T-Shirts at Senior Center: proud owner of a beautiful Gulfport Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. See the display in our Senior Center lobby. SPECIAL SERVICES 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 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! AARP Driving Classes: are offered on 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 org.


32 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Clear Choices By the time this is read, the Democratic convention will be over or almost over. The Republican campaigns begin as if they haven't already been continuous since who wall campaigning and the sometimes that there are only approximately 60 days to go. In truth, the 60 days are unlikely to uncover anything not already known. Mitt Romney is not an unknown. He's campaigned before. He has a track record as governor of Massachusetts and rescuer of the a successful private businessman. His father was CEO of American Motors and governor of Michigan. Case for America's Greatness") and books have been written about him (Mormon In The White House"). Obama, who was not vetted before his election, certainly has been now. He has his own record as president, his own two books, "Dreams From My Father" and Audacity of Hope". Amateur", David Maraniss' (editor of the Washington Post), Obama", and Dinesh D'Souza's The Roots of Obama's Rage". The last is the basis for a political documentary now in theaters across the country 2016: Obama's America". On top of that is Obama's own continuous speechifying. So, no one can say I don't know enough about either candidate to make up my mind." If you don't know enough you're either deaf, blind or demented or all three. As for the vice presidential candidates, they matter, but not much. Veep Joe Biden has been around a long time and continues to verbally stumble his way across the country. Paul Ryan is fresh political meat, known as a congressman, but emerging as a serious policy wonk. However, when push comes to shove, vice presidents don't mean that much to the voters. Ditto for the wives. What can be said about this election is that there is a clear choice. There are few blurry lines. While the main stream media seems obsessed by incorrectness, dress, mistakes (but not their own), and every kind of "gotcha" that might happen along the campaign trail, obscured is the broader philosophical bases of the candidates and their core supporters (not necessarily the political party operatives or the platforms). taxes and the application of them, views on entitlements, views on the debt, health care (as separate from entitlements), the military, foreign policy as in the role and stature of America, and the role and scope of government in size, spending, and intrusion on private citizens and organizations. Those too should be pretty clear by now. The point is that voters have a clear choice. While I say that the choices are clear, voters have to sort through the dialogue to decide. The "what's in it for me?" crowd are likely to have a different perspective than the "who's the best person to get us where we need to go?" crowd. And, from an individual personal selfinterest point of view, there are more perspectives than those two. or their political parties are free even corruption and malfeasance. when the reality of governing comes knocking. Pay attention, instead, to the underlying philosophies and beliefs, associations, and individual actions and achievements to vision, past, present and future, for America. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber September 6 September 12, 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 Lee Jay Nelson 7-10pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6 Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA EXE Mtg. 5:45pm Reg. Mts. 6pm Pizza available all day EXE COM Mtg. 6pm Wednesday Dinner Special Les on Guitar 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 are played Sundays at 1 p.m. The Auxiliary is accepting donations for their Penny Auction on Oct. 9th. We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm.


34 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Local ObituariesFARROW, HELEN E., 95, of South Pasadena, passed away on Aug. 20, 2012. For a full online obituary and tribute go to www.beachmemorial. com. KNODROT, LORRAINE 82, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Aug. 27, 2012. Service will be held at St. John Vianney Parish Church Thursday, Sept. 6th at 10 a.m. PALIN, ELIZABETH H. (KENNEWAY) passed away August 28, 2012 in Clearwater, Florida after years of declining health. She was the daughter of Ernest and Eva in Millbury, MA. until moving to Florida. She was predeceased by her husband William, son Theodore and granddaughter Jennifer Palin, Florence Miner and Grace Smith. She leaves her son, Mark Palin and his wife Debra of Millbury, her daughter, Cynthia Doreika and her grandsons Michael Palin and his wife Jennifer of Dudley, MA., Paul Doreika and his wife, Mercedita of Alpharetta, GA., Daniel Doreika and her husband, Gabriel of Clearwater, Alex Alvarado, Andrew Doreika, and Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery WIGHTMAN, BETTY J. (B. J." MEYERS), passed on Friday, August 31st, 2012 residing in behind her husband, Robert Blvd. on Saturday, September 22nd Tribute Funeral Care. For an appointment, call 727-345-6337Caro lyn We bber, D.O General Practice 7035 First Av e. South, St. Petersburg Serving Gulfport Area for 12 Y ears We Accept W ellcare, Medicare, Universal Healthcare, Freedom Health, Optimum Healthcare Inc., Some Other Insurances Accepted. www .carolyn-webber -do.comW ebber P rimeCare Medical Ce nter V eriMed IP AV eriMed Healthgroup Pa sadena Tangerine Blues Fest is Coming What began in 2008 as a small music event to shine a light on the business corridor along 49th Street South in St. Petersburg and Gulfport has blossomed into one of the Bay Areas most formidable blues festivals. This years Tangerine Blues Fest will be held on Saturday, September 29 on an outdoor stage at 49th Street and Tangerine Ave. S. (18th Ave. S.) Admission is free. So is parking. The concert is produced by the 49th Street South Business Association nearly 6,000 people to the quaint, tree-lined stretch of grass to bask in blues, beer, food and fun. Chambers headlines this years festival. The homegrown product has toured with guitar legend Hubert Sumlin and carved out a substantial career on the international blues scene. In 2001, Great Britains Guitarist magazine named him one of the Fifty Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Also appearing on the bill will be Gulfports own Blues Hall of Famer Sterling Magee, gritty R&B singer Betty Fox, and Tampa-based Signifying the TBFs growth, Tyrone Square Mazda has signed on as title sponsor, making the Mazda Presents the Tangerine Blues has joined as media sponsor. Other sponsors are the City of Gulfport and the City of St. Petersburg. So49.org is an association of 23 independent business owners dedicated to promoting commerce and culture on the historic strip that runs from Central Avenue to Boca Ciega Bay on 49th Street South. Reopening Soon! The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) will reopen for the season on September 30th. Food will be available. Dance the Polka, Swing and Waltz. Bring the whole family (children welcome). Call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.com.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 35 Parade watchers arent safe on GeckoFest. Every year the mayor leads the parade, entreating people to join the parade instead of just standing on the sidelines. He shakes his gecko stick and chants up and down Beach Boulevard. By the time the parade winds up and down Beach Boulevard, more the mayors plea to Join the parade its time to join the Gecko Parade! has worked, and Gulfports GeckoFest gives way to one long parade. Before and after the parade, bands and buskers entertain the throngs of people who come to Gulfport to go gecko for the citys annual GeckoFest, an end-ofsummer street party that starts just after breakfast and ends well after nightfall. By the time the closing band played the Casino stage this year, people packed the streets. Some estimates place the crowd at 30,000, and while the Gabber couldnt verify that number, area businesses praised the Gulfport Merchants Association for the annual event. I think it was a fantastic event and so many people visiting our city. This is what helps me get through September, which is historically the slowest month of the year, Stellas co-owner Barbara Banno said. We almost doubled our business from last year. It was a record day for the company, Joe Guenther says. His wifes restaurant, OMaddys, hosted the pirate staging area The Faces of GeckoFest where the pirates could come get out of the heat and enjoy some free food and water. Its our second busiest day of the year. Its busier than the Fourth of July. Id like to thank [the Gulfport Merchants Association] for all of their support and all of the work they put in. I think they did a fantastic job.


36 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Every year, Gulfports downtown restaurants feed the masses at Geckofest, but little ever gets said of the servers who spend one frantic Saturday trying to keep us all fed. We took an (unocial) poll, and Gulfportians who patronize the down town restaurants chose these ladies as the servers who best represent the spirit of the day. Most of them never get a chance to experience Geckofest without a plate of (someone elses) food in their hand., so we thought it was time we honor... Neptunes Autumn GilesHow long have you worked here? A little over a year Favorite drink? Whiskey Favorite meal? ats a tough one. Probably the moussaka. Geckofest Turn-on? e business it brings to Gulfport, not just the restaurant I work at. Its right in the middle of slow season. It gives the businesses a chance to catch up for that month. Pias Jessica FoosHow long have you worked here? ree years Favorite drink? Straw berry basil martini Favorite meal? I always go for the specials whatever the fresh sh is. Geckofest Turn-on? I like to see the restaurant thrive. I like Tom and Pia and Im super proud of them. Stellas Mel LoweHow long have you worked here? A year in October Favorite drink? Coee Favorite meal? Anything that involves fried green tomatoes. Geckofest Turn-on? I dont want to say how much money I make, but that would be an honest answer. We all work 1215 hours each and its a good money day for everybody. It kind of carries you through its like the last busy day of slow September. Everybody who works in Gulfport needs that last busy day until the next festival. We all need it and we all appreciate it. O Maddys Jen KimbrellHow long have you worked here? 2 1/2 years Favorite drink? Mimosa (Chandon) Favorite meal? Veggie Quesadillas Geckofest Turnon? My favorite thing about it every year is that gecko that they put somewhere and auction o. I got it this year the one with big lips and crazy eyelashes. I named her Gertie. Shes in my sunroom. People dressed up, everybodys happy. I just love everything about it; everybodys in a good mood. Its not like a chaotic, busy day because everybodys happy. Pegs Sarah BloomHow long have you worked here? Five years in September Favorite drink? Bottom of the Ninth Brown Favorite meal? Shrimp burrito Geckofest Turn-on? When its all over? Knowing I have another year until it happens again? Just kidding! How about all the various cool music being played? I have always worked that day so Ive actually never been to GeckoFest Ive only seen it from one spot! But I can hear the music all day and I like that.Tangelos Lisa Brennan How long have you worked here? 26 years, two in Gulfport she owns the place! Favorite drink? One of the microbrews. Right now it would be Stumpknocker Pale Ale. Favorite meal? Chicken mojo with plantains Geckofest Turn-on? Crowds of people! e Village Pubs Katie Schaefer How long have you worked here? One month Favorite drink? Sierra Nevada Favorite meal? Gulfport salad, for sure. Geckofest Turn-on? Sweaty boys in the kitchen. e Gabber selected these restaurants based on the following criteria: e restuarants must oer full table service, belong to the Gulfport Merchants Association (who orchestrates GeckoFest), and must be located in the Waterfront Redevelopment Area (Beach and Shore Boulevards) of Gulfport. e Gabber received no compensation from the Gulfport Merchants Assocation or any of these restaurants in association with this article. Please support your local businesses.


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 37 Every year, Gulfports downtown restaurants feed the masses at Geckofest, but little ever gets said of the servers who spend one frantic Saturday trying to keep us all fed. We took an (unocial) poll, and Gulfportians who patronize the down town restaurants chose these ladies as the servers who best represent the spirit of the day. Most of them never get a chance to experience Geckofest without a plate of (someone elses) food in their hand., so we thought it was time we honor... Neptunes Autumn GilesHow long have you worked here? A little over a year Favorite drink? Whiskey Favorite meal? ats a tough one. Probably the moussaka. Geckofest Turn-on? e business it brings to Gulfport, not just the restaurant I work at. Its right in the middle of slow season. It gives the businesses a chance to catch up for that month.Pias Jessica FoosHow long have you worked here? ree years Favorite drink? Straw berry basil martini Favorite meal? I always go for the specials whatever the fresh sh is. Geckofest Turn-on? I like to see the restaurant thrive. I like Tom and Pia and Im super proud of them. Stellas Mel LoweHow long have you worked here? A year in October Favorite drink? Coee Favorite meal? Anything that involves fried green tomatoes. Geckofest Turn-on? I dont want to say how much money I make, but that would be an honest answer. We all work 1215 hours each and its a good money day for everybody. It kind of carries you through its like the last busy day of slow September. Everybody who works in Gulfport needs that last busy day until the next festival. We all need it and we all appreciate it.O Maddys Jen KimbrellHow long have you worked here? 2 1/2 years Favorite drink? Mimosa (Chandon) Favorite meal? Veggie Quesadillas Geckofest Turnon? My favorite thing about it every year is that gecko that they put somewhere and auction o. I got it this year the one with big lips and crazy eyelashes. I named her Gertie. Shes in my sunroom. People dressed up, everybodys happy. I just love everything about it; everybodys in a good mood. Its not like a chaotic, busy day because everybodys happy. Pegs Sarah BloomHow long have you worked here? Five years in September Favorite drink? Bottom of the Ninth Brown Favorite meal? Shrimp burrito Geckofest Turn-on? When its all over? Knowing I have another year until it happens again? Just kidding! How about all the various cool music being played? I have always worked that day so Ive actually never been to GeckoFest Ive only seen it from one spot! But I can hear the music all day and I like that. Tangelos Lisa Brennan How long have you worked here? 26 years, two in Gulfport she owns the place! Favorite drink? One of the microbrews. Right now it would be Stumpknocker Pale Ale. Favorite meal? Chicken mojo with plantains Geckofest Turn-on? Crowds of people! e Village Pubs Katie Schaefer How long have you worked here? One month Favorite drink? Sierra Nevada Favorite meal? Gulfport salad, for sure. Geckofest Turn-on? Sweaty boys in the kitchen. e Gabber selected these restaurants based on the following criteria: e restuarants must oer full table service, belong to the Gulfport Merchants Association (who orchestrates GeckoFest), and must be located in the Waterfront Redevelopment Area (Beach and Shore Boulevards) of Gulfport. e Gabber received no compensation from the Gulfport Merchants Assocation or any of these restaurants in association with this article. Please support your local businesses.


38 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 8/24 Vandalism700 Blk 59th St. S. Hit & Run2800 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Fraud/Forgery2000 Blk 55th St S. Saturday 8/25 Disturbance4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Drug Call5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. Person Down2400 Blk 49th St. S. Drug CallGulfport Blvd. & 49th St. S. Trespass2400 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call5700 Blk 19th Ave. S. Animal Call12th Ave. & 61st St. S. Trespass5100 Blk 15th Ave. S.Sunday 8/26 Noise6100 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Armed Person5600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespass2400 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call3000 Blk 56th St. S. Person Under Inuence2600 Blk 45th St. S. Burglary Vessel4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Noise1500 Blk Hull St. S. Monday 8/27 Person Down2000 Blk 49th St. S. Keep the Peace2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call9th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Domestic2500 Blk 57th St. S. Tuesday 8/28 Noise700 Blk 51st St. S. Neighbor Problem5700 Blk 19th Ave. S. Trafc Hazard/Obstruction6000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft1900 Blk 51st St. S. Armed Person900 Blk 58th St. S. Drug Call11th Ave. & 54th St. S. Domestic700 Blk 59th St. S. Wednesday 8/29 Disturbance5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Keep the Peace1400 Blk 60th St. S. Domestic2600 Blk 46th St. S. Keep the Peace6100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Neighbor Problem900 Blk 59th St. S. Thursday 8/30 Suspicious Person2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Animal Call1000 Blk 51s St. S. Prowler2800 Blk 51st St. S. Person Under Inuence54th St. & 28th Ave. S. Theft5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Noise800 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic2600 Blk Quincy St. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle2900 Blk Dupont St. S. Burglary Residence3000 Blk Dupont St. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 13th Ave. S. Y We Also Handle Social Security Disability!ou could say my motto is been there, done that, says Keith Sanders, from Sanders Law, P.A. He says that for two reasons. First, he says his more than 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in handling literally thousands of bankruptcies means that he has dealt with virtually any kind of problem or issue that might arise with them. And, secondly, he had to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy himself. He says that experience makes him very sensitive to the kinds of things people face when making the difficult decision to file. Most attorneys have never been in a situation where they have been worried about how to keep the lights on, but I have been there myself so I can really relate to what people are going through, said Sanders. Plus, many people are very embarrassed when they come to me, but when I tell them how embarrassing it was for me to have to stand in front of judges and colleagues who knew me and go through the process myself, that usually helps to put people more at ease and understand that I have been there and done that MYSELF. You know, in 99 percent of bankruptcy cases the situation is that bad things happen to good people. They have gone through an expensive health crisis or a divorce or just got in over their head with debt. He began his career as a staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Atlanta. He is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Georgia. I like what I do because I feel like I can help people get a fresh start, said Sanders. Since the initial consultation is free, you really dont have anything to lose to meet with me and we can assess your situation and see how it might be best for you to proceed. Bankruptcy can be one solution to getting back on your feet financially, but it may not be the best or only solution for you. Sanders has held a number of seminars and written professional papers concerning bankruptcy law in general, ECF requirements and new issues. He is a former director of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Georgia. The firm also handles Short Sale negotiations, defense against foreclosures, wills & trusts, civil litigation and personal injury. Realtor Michael Schaffer of Realty Resources, who is a short sale expert, works in conjunction with Sanders Law, P.A. to provide valuable knowledge and expert advice on the current real estate market and how it effects you. Please stop by for information from him at Realty Resources, 6702 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL. on the new HARP program and he can answer all your real estate questions. 727-209-7000, Realty Resources. Sanders La w, P. A. 6702 Gulf Blv d. St Pe te B each, FL. 727-209-0744Open Saturdays Attorney Keith Sanders, Handles Forec losure Defense and Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Vendor Space Available at Racing for Rescues Q Auto & Injury Attorneys proudly presents the 1st Annual Racing for Rescues at Showtime Speedway, on Sunday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event features live music pet related vendors, Cutest Doggie Contest, silent auctions, kids art contest and Meet and Greet with local race car drivers. All proceeds will be donated to attending nonRed Hat Activities September activities will include the monthly Bunko game on September 14th and a trip to Ed Fletchers Early Bird Dinner Theatre in Clearwater to see Moon Over Buffalo on September 20th. If you are interested in attending the play, please contact them before September 12th in order to make the required reservations. A head count and payment will be required by that date. Call Julie at 343-6587. Natural History Speaker Series Preserve, Inc. and the City of St. Crocodile on Tuesday, September Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way the similarities and differences with alligators and other crocodilians, their habitat, diet, reproduction and conservation status. Free. The programs feature a diverse range of speakers on Florida natural and cultural history. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through April. Call 8937326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec. org. Volunteer for Cleanups Volunteers are needed to help on Saturday, September 29 by participating in a land and sea based cleanup of Tampa Bay. There are two ways to participate: volunteers to clean the shorelines of Fort De Soto Park, Clam Bayou, Sunshine Skyway and Palm River on Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with Audubon Florida is asking volunteer boaters to independently clean Tampa Bays colonial bird nesting islands and shorelines to reduce the threat of entanglement of marine animals as part of the Interested volunteers should visit contact Rachel Arndt at rarndt@ tampabaywatch.org to register for either event. USCG Safe Boating Program 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin Septembers program includes: Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.


40 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is Medicaid Planning? (Part 2) Most gratuitous transfers of assets can be penalized with a period of Medicaid ineligibility up to and amount. However, certain transfers are exempt from this penalty. Even after entering a nursing home, you may make the following transfers without having to wait out any period of Medicaid ineligibility: A. Interspousal transfers. B. Transfers to an individuals blind or disabled child (adult or minor) or to a trust established solely for the adult child. C. Transfers to a trust for the sole the age of 65. D. A transaction in which an individual makes burial arrangements with a funeral director and places funds in a burial trust. E. Transfers of life estate in property previously owned by the individual. F. Transfers of assets which are excluded because they are not marketable. G. Transfers used to pay or repay a valid debt equal to the fair market value of the asset. In addition, you may transfer your homestead to your spouse or any of the following relatives without risking any period of Medicaid ineligibility: A. A child who is under age 21. B. An adult son or daughter of the individual who was residing in the home for at least two years immediately before the date the individual became institutionalized and who provided care to the individual that delayed the individuals institutionalization. C. A blind or permanently disabled adult child. D. A sibling of the individual who has an equity interest in the home and was residing in the home for at least one year immediately before the individual became institutionalized. In our next article we will explore some other Medicaid planning techniques. 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. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e


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42 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.GENERAL HANDYMAN 727-479-8510All Work Guaranteed, Small to Large Jobs. All Types of Repairs, Pressure Washing, Light Hauling. Many Years of Experience, References, Lowest Rates, Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. 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. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50


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44 Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508 Miscellaneous Service 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. PART TIME MAINTENANCE POSITIONAt Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Standard Work Week, M-F.; Flexible for Special Events. 727-347-9989 for more info. PART TIME HELP-20-25 Hrs/Wk. Misc. Repair around houses, mowing, painting, electric, etc. 727-798-7383. DRIVERS: LOCAL, GREAT PAY-& Benets. Home everyday. Pd. Holidays/Vac. 401K. CDLA. w/X end. School grads. Accepted 866-3583937. P/T CITY LIBRARIANThe Gulfport Library seeks a customer focused; team oriented You rh Services Library Professional. Major tasks consist of creating a welcoming atmosphere for children and young adults, creating youth and teen oriented programming (i.e. teen gaming nights, story-time, crafting, etc.), exercising responsibility for the selection, acquisition, organization and dissemination of youth services material. Knowledge of current trends in library services and youth literature a must. Other duties include; reference and readers advisory services in-person, over the phone and interfacing with patrons of all ages. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. Minimum requirements: Graduation from and American Library Association accredited four year college or university with a Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS), supplemented by two (2) years experience in professional library work. $16.383 P/H. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Apply to: City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., or via fax (727) 893-1005. E.O.E. Automotive 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. General BASS PLAYER AVAILABLE727-368-0035 BOAT, MOTOR AND TRAILER-$3000. 10x6 Covered Utility Trailer $1400. Call Bob at 727488-5805. 3 WHEEL ADULT BIKE-$180. Heavy duty Rascall Scooter. $300. Engineering Text Books. All obo 727-459-5944. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine 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 LOST FEMALE TORTOISE-(brown/black) long hair Cat. Vicinity of 57th St. and 28th Ave. S. Please call with Any Information. Collar and License. 727-345-4875.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. PITBULL FREE TO GOOD HOME3-4 year old Beautiful Female. Loves people, kids. Good for a non pet family. Spayed, All shots, Currently taking obedience training. Perfect family dog! Call 727-365-9760. Wanted OLDER POCKET KNIVES, ZIPPOS-and To bacco Pipes wanted by Private Collector. 727525-4584. 6440 5TH AVE S.-Legion Post 125. Saturday 9am.-2pm. Inside. Collectibles, Costume Jewelry, Beads, Housewares, and Lots of Misc. Something for Everyone! Plumbing Help Wanted Automotive Yard/Garage Sale


Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 45 1719 56TH ST. S.Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10-? Misc. Items 3890 25TH AVE. N.-St. Pete, Sat., 9-? Great Bargains! LAKEWOOD ESTATESAntique Furniture, Pictures, Pottery, Much Misc. All Must Go! Friday & Saturday, 8a.m. 4910 Alcazar Way S. 5920 19TH AVE S.-Thursday 7am-3pm. Friday 7am.-5pm. Lots of Good Stuff! 4507 15TH AVE. S.-Friday & Saturday 8am.4pm. Clothing, Household, Jewelry, Tools and More!YNOT MINISTRIESWill be holding an Estate Sale at 2400 53rd St. S. in Gulfport. Friday and Saturday 9am. to Benet a Family in Need of a Home. Please Support this Service Project. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. 4PSH THANKSGIVING NOVENA To St. Joseph Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His ne head for me and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls Pray for me. Say for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail. 4PSH POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine 4PSH SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman and/or Housekeeper. Possible livein. 727-289-3588. TOWNHOUSE CONDO-3445 41st Terr. S. 55+ Gated. 2BR/2.5BA, Kitchen with Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher. 1325sqft., orida room. Free Cable, Pool, Tennis. $775/Mo. 727-289-8814. KEY WEST STYLE-Home, 2BR/1BA, Gulfport, Privacy fenced backyard. Pets OK. $600/ mo. First, Last & security. 813-245-2792. 4351 1ST AVE. S.2BR/1BA, Nice Quiet, $750/Mo. & Security. Section 8 Welcome. Available Now. 727-343-3965, 727-455-8998. CLEAN, COZY 1BR-on Lake Maggiore. Nice Neighborhood. A/C and All Utilities Included. No Dogs. $600/Mo. 1st/last/security. Call 727392-6212. 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. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONT2BR/2BA 1450SF, 1st Floor w/Patio. $1200 Annual. Unfurnished, 55+ Community, No Pets. Includes Water, Gas, Cable. 727-347-1049.BAYWAY ISLES PT. BRITTANYResort-style 55+ Community. Upper oor 2BR/2BA w/Water Views. Lovely Furnishings, All Amenities. $1100/Mo. Available Now. 678231-1667. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200.TOWN SHORESAnnual or Seasonal. Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA, Covered Parking. End Unit, Magnicent Views. New carpet, paint & tile. Available Furnished/Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. ST. PETE BEACH1BR/1BA, Clean & Quiet, Brand New Pergo & Paint. Near Beach, Shops & Restaurants. First & Security. $30 Application Fee. $750/Mo. Annual. 727-417-6915. 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. 727-510-8784. SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA CONDO1290SF Ground Floor Close to Mall, Shopping Beaches, Everything. $700/Mo. Don Taylor, REALTY EXECUTIVES, 727-458-7828. 2BR/1BA 1/2 HOUSE (REAR)Private Entrance, Large Living Room/Kitchen, Convenient Gulfport Location. $890/Mo. Incl. Water & Electric. Available Now! 973-271-7283. 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. Furnished Rentals FURNISHED STUDIO APT.-in Quiet Gulfport Neighborhood. Perfect for Single person. All Utilities Included. $600/Mo. plus Security and Last. 727-424-9269. ST. PETE BEACH CONDO-Isle of the Bay #110. 1BR/1BA, Tile throughout, Waterfront, Dock, Pool. No Smoker/No Pets. $725/Mo. Yearly. $1325/Mo. Seasonal. (minimum 4/ Mos.) RALSTONS REALTY 727-367-6702. 55+ FIVE TOWNS CONDO1BR/1BA, Newly Painted, No Smoking/Pets. Pools. 1 Yr. Lease. $600/Mo. includes W/S/Gas Heat, Maintenance. 941-957-0397. GULFPORT 2BR/1BA HOUSETile Floors, Large Back yard, Quiet Area. 1.25 Miles to Gulfport Beach. $850/Mo. Annual. Seasonal (Min. 4 Mos.) $1190/Mo. 727-612-6966. Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F.


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Gabber September 6 September 12, 2012 47 SOLDOpen House Thursday 11:30-1:30pm. Annie Thompson, RealtorOpen House Sunday 1 3pm. Darren Owens, RealtorSold! Sold!Sold!Open House Sunday 1-3pmSold!Brokers Open House Thursday 11:30-1:30pm. Brokers Open House Thursday 11:30-1:30pm. Brokers Open House Thursday 11:30-1:30pm. Contract Pe ndingContract Pe nding WE HA VE RENT ALS AV AILABLE!Sellers Expr ess Is Looking For Annual and Seasonal Rentals... Please Call My Of fice... 727-347-0187 Contract P ending Sold! 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W ell priced at.................................. $140,000 Diplomat #901 3 Bed/2.5 Bath East Corner Unit. Beautiful Wa ter Views of Boca Ceiga Bay Skyway and Southern Pinellas Exposure, Completely Updated, W ood Floors, Custom Kitchen with granite, Shutters. Priced at ......................................................... ......................................... $195,000Diplomat #902 2 Bed/2 Bath Split Plan w/Master on the Wa ter W ood Floors, New Custom Kitchen w/Granite Countertops, Security Shutters Carport........ $155,900 Gr oton #208 1 Bed/1 Bath, Standard Unit, Newly P ainted, Updated, Wa ter Views, NEW PRICE Reduced............................................................................. $56,500 Gr oton #312 1 Bed/1 Bath, Deluxe Floor Plan, Carport Marina Wa ter Views, NEW PRICE........................................................................................................ $59,000 Hampton #214 W est end unit, 1420 s.f., Prime location next to pool, full water views, lg. living/dining room, eat-in kitchen, covered pkg, Owner eager!! NEW PRICE.. $174,500 Jamison #305 2 Bed/2 Bath, Standard Floor Plan, Nicely Updated with Carport ......................................................................................................................... $78,500 Lancaster #211 1 Bed/1Bath, Deluxe Unit, Beautiful Northern Marina Wa ter Views, Newly Updated Kitchen, Clean, Furnished, Carport NEW PRICE........... $85,000 Windsor #803 2 Bed/2 Bath, Deluxe Floor Plan, beautifully updated, Kitchen and Baths, craftman quality Hurricane Shutter, Carport, Open Bay Views of Boca Ceiga Bay .............................................................................................................................. ....... $184,900Cor ner Duplex Block construction, located at 5330 25th Avenue South, Gulfport, 2 units total, 1 bed, 1bath each side, currently rented, good source of income, newer a/c, newer roof offered at ................................................................................... ............................................................................. $150,000 ANNUAL RENT ALS #1 #1TOWN SHORES #1 REAL EST A TE OFFICETOWN SHORES OF GULFPOR T CONDOS AV AILABLE 55+ COMMUNITY Contract P endingW elcome RNC and Gecko Fe st Buckingham #308 2 Bed, 2 bath much sought after unit, secured building, updated & inc ludes private balcony and personal washer & dr yer, cov. carport.. $1200 Gr oton #309 1 Bed, 1 bath Wa terfront Condo, Standard Floor Plan, Nicely Furnished, Move in read y................................................................................$850 Hampton #412 Beautiful Wa ter Views from the 4th Floor Corner Unit, 2 Bed, 2 bath unfurnished and a Carport....steps to P ool........................................$1200 Kenmor e #404 1 Bed, 1 bath, Deluxe, New Beds, New cha, Carport............................................................................................................................... ................... $800 Lancaster #112 Lovely 2 Bed, 2 bath Updated furnished unit. 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