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No. 2278 October 4 October 10, 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 Tax Increase on Beach St. Pete Beach residents will pay higher taxes this coming year. The commission raised the millage, or tax, rate on property taxes to 3.2819 mils, .425 mils higher than the current tax rate. Property owners will pay $328.19 per $100,000 of assessed taxable property value, an increase of $42.50 per $100,000 of assessed property value over last years tax rate. See Beach Taxes, page 7PACE Struggles in Gulfport Gulfports PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) continues to struggle in Gulfport as well as the state. Tuesday night the city decided to put things back out to bid. I was part of the vote that all of a sudden allowed us to go from one contractor to two, and I think Ygrene [one of the initial bidding company] took exception to that, and I think that was a bad decision See PACE, page 5Singin the Blues I think we have an awesome turnout, considering were still in the early stages (of the days) events, So49 Business Association president Jeri Reed said of the 5th Annual Tangerine Blues Fest. See more, page 30 Gulfport Council Fixes RV Rules Last year, Gulfport city council changed the rules about RV parking, in an attempt, City Manager Jim OReilly said, to make life easier for RV owners. However, the changes had unintended results namely, it made it almost impossible to comply with the citys previous ordinance, OReilly said. Tuesday night. The council discussed this ordinance at its August 16 workshop. The allows for one RV yard (provided they are shielded from view by a six foot fence or foliage). I appreciate staffs work, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said. Some residents disagreed with the councils action. It looks like we are changing the ordinance to accommodate the violators, Emmett Walsh said, asking, Do we really want RVs parked in the front yards of our neighborhood? I dont think anybodys going to have a multitude of RVs; theyre very expensive, Patricia Millward pointing out. She also told council that RVs are made of plastic; they dont rust. See RV Rules, page 2
2 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 RV Rules, from front page Councilman Dan Liedtke pointed out that were just trying to right a wrong brought about by changing an ordinance already in place when Community Development Director Fred Metcalf came to work at the city. He suggested that the current ordinance was unfair to people who invested in the city believing they could store their RVs in a certain manner on their property. I agree with Councilman Liedtke... people bought their houses [and then] were told they would have to sell their RV, Councilwoman Salmon said. Metcalf said the Community Development Department would review possible violations on a case by case basis. Bayway Bridge Closed Monday This week the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans to close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, October 8, for concrete delivery and placement. The FDOT may change this schedule depending on the weather. FDOT workers will make sure emergency vehicles can get through the work zone as needed. Workers will not necessarily have eastbound lanes closed all day, however drivers should anticipate closures and pay attention St. Pete Beach and the bridge for more information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (thegabber. com) as we learn of them. You can also get e-mail updates about the Bayway construction project. Eemail@example.com and ask to receive Bayway detour information.Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest The Gulfport Recreation Division will be hosting a free Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at the City of Gulfports Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 6th at Chase Park (28th Ave. and 53rd St. S.). The chalk art contest will be from 12-2 p.m. with the winners announced shortly after. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. Winners will be chosen in six grade categories: K-1; 2-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9 and 10-12. There category winner. There will also be a bounce house/slide combo for the children to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Citys Birthday Bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided trolley tours, a mullet toss, live cake. Senior Center Birthday Come celebrate the Senior Centers 29th birthday on Wednesday, October 10 at 1 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., with a live performance by Van Davis. In lieu of admission cost, donations of canned goods to their Senior Center Food Pantry will be greatly appreciated. Free refreshments are provided in the Senior Center Dining Hall after the performance. A special thank you goes out to Dolphins View Nursing and Rehab Center in South Pasadena for sponsorship of the talent.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 3 On Saturday, October 6th in keeping with the 102nd Birthday celebration at the Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue S., a memorial plaque will be dedicated In Memory of Mary Atkinson, a founder of the Gulfport Historical Society and well-known local business woman. Dedication will take place at 10 a.m. on the museum ceremony. All are invited. News from the Gulfport Historical Society St. Pete Beach Sets Budget Commissioners voted to approve an operating budget of $23,540,489. The budget includes no increases in wastewater and reclaimed water dollar increase in the operating budget as well as $1.7 million for capital improvements. Resident Deborah Schechner asked an extra tax on each hotel room. The commission voted unanimously to approve the budget. Youre never going to please everybody, but somebody has to step in, Mayor Steve McFarlin said after hearing public comment.Clean Up Scheduled for St. Pete Beach Join them on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Upham Beach to get St. Pete Beach back into pristine condition just in time for our Northern visitors. The City of St. Pete Beach Recreation Department will be on site to supply volunteers with trash bags, gloves and water. School groups are encouraged to volunteer. To register a group, contact the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com.
4 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Cal Brown SWFWMD Will Not Raise Taxes Although the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) increased its operating budget by $4.5 million for the coming pay a higher tax to state agency surface and groundwater quality in the Tampa Bay area. Tuesday night the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved the year starts Monday, October 1. The budget includes a millage rate of 0.3928 mils, the same as the current one dollar per thousand dollars of taxable value; a property with an assessed value of $100,000 will pay SWFWMD $40. According to Robyn Felix, spokesperson for SWFWMD, property values in the SWFWMD service area went down 2.9 percent, so property owners will pay the district $3 million less than they did Felix says the additional $4.5 million in the budget stems from additional funding requests from local governments for water resources projects. The District plans to fund the increase as well as the $3 million decrease in property taxes collected from money it did not spend in prior years. In the next 12 months SWFWMD will spend $83.2 million for capital and infrastructure projects as well as other water resource management projects. The District governing board answers directly to the governor. Scandinavian Club to Meet Are you Scandinavian or wish you were? Why not visit the Banquet entertainment afterwards. Call Ed Sieling at 526-4116 for more information.
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Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 7 GULFPORT LIONS CLU BPA NC AKE BREAKF AS TSaturday October 6thGulfport Lions Den 4630 Ti fton Drive SouthBehind Gulfport MarinaDonationP ANCAKES, SAUSAGES, COFFEE, TE A7: 00 AM until 1 1:00 AMServ ing From: Beach Taxes, from front pageThe increase will yield just over $830,000, needed to fund our employee pension plans, city commission. You guys are courageous, and I think youre doing a good thing. If only our commissioners over the past 30 years would have raised it just a little bit, you guys wouldnt be in the hot seat, St. Pete Beach resident Rick Falkenstein told the commission. I would like to object to the huge increase, Dr. Bill Pyle said. Dr. Pyle, president of the Silver Sands condominiums, told the commission he didnt speak on behalf of Silver Sands. He further stated his objections, as best as this reporter could discern, to city spending money to defend the lawsuits against the plaintiff in the lawsuits against the city, then railed against the citys comprehensive plan. Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlan suggested that instead of raising the tax rate, the city secure a loan it would use only if voters did not approve contracting with the Sheriffs opted to disband the city police, the city, Vice Mayor Shavlan said, would not accept the loan. He said that the city has a loan payment ending in the coming year and could continue making the payments to repay the new loan. He advocated raising taxes only $330,000 to ensure the city get enough money in reserves. I think its time for a reality check for all of us in this city, Mayor Steve McFarlin told him, suggesting that Shavlans plan involved semantics. Forget political, we need to make good business decisions here. As far as I can tell, in the last six budget cycles, while the millage rate may have bounced up and down... the city hasnt gotten any more revenue, Commissioner Jim Parent said, pointing out that the citys debt increased and the staff decreased. I just cannot see adding to that debt. Commissioners Lorraine Huhn and Bev Garnett also spoke in favor of the tax increase instead of the Vice Mayors plan. Vice mayor Shavlan told the Gabber 85% of the people who contacted him supported a potential loan that the city may not need to use instead of raising taxes. He pointed out that the city could repay the loan early if the voters approved going with the Sheriff for law enforcement. I surrender, the vice mayor said when the mayor called the vote. He voted in favor of the increase, telling the commission I will go along with the majority.
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Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 9 City of Gulfport Nostalgic Birthday Bash Come on home to Gulfports 102nd Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 6th from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. And what better way to celebrate than to have a good old fashion Gulfport Birthday party at the Gulfport Historical Museum? At 10 a.m., opening ceremonies in the front of the Gulfport Museum, will include a dedication of three crepe myrtles and a plaque to the late Mary Atkinson, who devoted much of her life to Gulfport and many local organizations, including the Historical Society. Also in Scout Hall, if you are an antique buff, this event is for you. If you think you have an heirloom of worth from great Auntie Mable, bring it to Scout Hall from 1-3 p.m. It is $5 per item or 3 items for $10. These proceeds help with the funding of the museum. If you or someone you know is an antique appraiser, the Historical Society is looking for folks to donate a few hours of their time for appraisal, please call 727321-5705. The Gulfport Historical Society is inviting artists, crafters and collectables to show their wares (all art medias invited) in Chase Park. Cost for 10 x 10 space is a remarkable $10, but space is limited. No electric available. Please call Diane at 727465-3460 or Miki at 727-321-5705 to reserve space promptly. Children can sign up for Chalk Art Contest which begins at noon and judging will start at 2 p.m. throughout the event. You can take a guided trolley tour of Old Gulfport and try your hand at the popular Mullet toss (we dare you). The traditional Worthington (7th dinner is a must try experience. Celebrate Gulfports 102nd Birthday with a free piece of cake at 3 p.m. During this event, take an inside tour of the Gulfport Historical museum and pick up your brand new Historical Society Gulfport Calendar. It is a bonus 15 month calendar with a host of Gulfport events from October 2012 December 2013. Calendars will be ready for purchase for $5 at the Birthday Bash, so be sure to get your calendar or call the Gulfport Historical Museum at 727-327-0505 to secure your order. So experience old time Gulfport charm and meet new friends at the City of Gulfports 102nd Birthday Bash at the Gulfport Historical Museum at 5301 28th Avenue S. on Saturday, October 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on this event, please contact 727893-1118. Stetson Professor to Discuss Banned Books Mark your calendar for a talk by Professor Michael P. Allen, Stetson University College of Law, on this controversial and provocative subject entitled Banned Books! Who Decides? This free event takes place at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport on October 4th at 7 p.m., and is sponsored by the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library.
10 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIETYOf Pinellas County Inc. y, T ampa Bay s Most Authentic German Oktoberfest! T ampa Bay s Most Authentic German Oktoberfest!OktoberFest 2012September 28, 29 and October 5, 6. 12, & 13 5 10pm Pa T y V 727-541-6782 / 8098 66th St. N / Pinellas P ark, Fl. 33781 2012 Oktoberfest 2012 OktoberfestRegular Admission $6Children under 12 FREE & FREE Parking Save $2 OFF for up to 4 with this Coupon at Door OnlyCome early and T oast with real Germans For Information and Reser vations call:Oldest Most Authe ntic Barv arian Oktoberf es t Rese rv ed seats av a ilable fo r groups of 10+ Cant Fly to Munich? Visit the German American Society C t Fl Fl tM i for Gemutlichkett!Geniune Cultural Experience www .GermanT ampa.com 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 Saturday Night Gecko Wins Gecko Ball Theme After four weeks of online public voting, organizers of the Fifth Annual Gecko Ball have announced that the overwhelming choice of voters for next years theme is Saturday Night Gecko. Saturday Night Gecko will evoke the 1970s disco era, including and fads of the 70s. Other themes up for consideration were Gecko Rouge (Cabaret) and The Masked Gecko (a Masquerade Ball), but Saturday Night Gecko was the voters choice by a landslide. August 24th will be the date of Gecko Ball 2013. The event gets larger and more popular each year, including costumes, over the top dcor, cocktail specials, dinner buffet, silent auctions, and the popular live auction of geckos created by local artists. For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to the facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ geckoball. The Gecko Ball occurs one week prior to the Gecko Fest street festival each cause or charity each year. Proceeds from 2012s Gecko Ball, Hooray for Geckowood! and Gecko Fest will fund the creation and installation of public art in the Gulfport Waterfront District.Dont Miss the Famous H & R Train Show The 63rd H&R Train Show will be held on October 5th, 6th, and 7th. This show provides exhibits of every scale of model railroading and is also a layout competition among all of those who participate. This show is sellers. Thousands of customers travel from all throughout Florida and from other states to attend this event; they can view all of the exhibits and layouts under their huge circus-type tent. All of it is free to the public, to model railroader enthusiasts, to the vendors and manufacturers who participate, and to children of all ages. There are a larger number of modeltrain-industry vendors who use this three-day train show to display their latest products to the 10,000plus people in attendance. The show will be held on their store grounds on Friday from10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Included in the weekend events will be how-to classes, as well as seminars on model railroad topics and demonstrations of new products. H & R Trains awards over $1,500 in prizes and ribbons to entrants of all ages in their layout competition. Also, door prizes will be drawn between each seminar or special event throughout the three-day show. For any questions please contact either Alice or Don Morris at 727-526-4682.Support Arts Center Charlie Belcher of Fox 13 will be 6:30-9:30 a.m. at the Industrial Arts Cent er at 2902A Beach Boulevard. There will be various demonstrations. Come out and show your support!
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 11 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. Despite what you may have read or heard recently, any debt discharged in Bankruptcy is a non taxable event as far as the IRS is concerned. We understand this is not an easy process or concept to grasp. We would like an opportunity to explain in depth and in terms that are relatable to you, the homeowner, just what this means and how it could be of benefit to you and your future. Every situation is different and therefore has a different solution, so please call us and let us discuss what is best for you, and then you can decide what course to take. Remember there are LEGAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FUTURE a nd we would like the chance to show those to you Only you can make the call. Evening and weekend appointments are available.Sanders La w, P .A. 6702 Gulf Blv d. St Pe te B each, FL. 727-209-0744 Attorney Keith Sanders, Handles Forec losure Defense and Bankruptcies with Experience and Sensitivity New Used, Unique Home Decor and Jewelr y New Used, Unique Home Decor and Jewelr y Local Art & Crafts Hidden Tr easures & Collectibles6716 Central Ave. / 727-498-8819Htcollectibles2012@yahoo.comMonday Saturday 10-7 Now Open Sunda y s 11-4Ne w Items Daily Buying and Selling Ne w Items Daily Buying and Selling Amazing Driftwood ItemsHTcollectibles.com Sons of Italy Announces Season Opening Sons of Italy announces their Fine Dining Night season opening on Thursday, October 4th from 4-8 p.m. at 2500 34th Street S. Enjoy a 3 course meal including entre, salad and dessert for $9.99 plus for your dining enjoyment live music. Event continues every Thursday thereafter. Reservations are requested for parties over 5, call 798-6355. Look Folkfest to Benet Creative ClayST. PETERSBURGCreative Clay Cultural Arts Center, Inc., announces Folkfest St. Pete 2012 on October 6 and 7 at Albert Whitted Park, 107 8th Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. This new location for Folkfest St. Pete is on the beautiful waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg. Gates open at 11 a.m. both days. Folkfest St. Pete is a fundraiser for makes the arts accessible for local artists with disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, and provides them with the opportunity for expressive, educational, and vocational arts experiences. Folkfest St. Pete attracts some of the Southeasts best folk artists and musicians. A $5.00 donation at the gate and an offering of nonPetersburg Free Clinic is requested. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. Live music will be played Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A craft beer tent with 100 percent local breweries, food vendors offering healthy options, and unique food trucks will have items for purchase. Families with kids will have a chance to explore their artistic side in the family area, including a rock-climbing wall also is a playground on site. VIP passes are available for $50 each at the gate or online at www.folkfeststpete.org or www. creativeclay.org. Passes include prime seating for musical acts, drink tickets, discounts on beer/sangria purchases and VIP designated restrooms. VIP passes are considered a donation and are tax-deductible. For more information, please contact Folkfest St. Pete 2012 Director Charlie Bachmann at 727-825-0515; e-mail Charlie@creativeclay.org. Visit www.creativeclay.org or www. folkfeststpete.org.
12 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 BCHS Sports Hall Induction Boca Ciega High School will induct four new members into its athletic hall of fame on Friday, October 5, in the CWMP (medical magnet) auditorium at 5:30 p.m. The hall was established in 1993 to recognize alumni and coaches who exemplify the best in athletic achievement, sportsmanship and personal attainment. These are people whose deeds and accomplishments serve as role models for our current students and bring pride to our faculty, staff and school. The following three alumni and one coach will be honored during Friday nights ceremony: Ed Evans, Basketball/Track (1957); Rex Gaugh, Basketball/Golf/Baseball/ Distinguished Service (1978); Tia Miller, Girls Basketball (2000); Tom Scott, Swimming Coach (-). The event is open to the public. Corey Fresh Market to Open October 7th Corey Fresh Market opens Sunday, October 7th with over 40 local vendors including Brady Johnson Mr. I Got Em BBQ, JR Kettle Korn, Katos Plants & Orchids, How Sweet It Is Rumcakes & Brownies, and the Cheese Lodge. This years market has grown to include self published childrens books, handmade wood products, hand-woven baskets, specialty foods and sauces, handmade jewelry, green teas, hula hoops and so much more. Kevin Wilder, Jazz Pianist, will kick off at 10 a.m. bringing you all the favorite tunes of light jazz. The market has a great line-up of live music for each Sunday. Favorites such as Joel & Dakota, the father/son duo from Tarpon Springs, Lightning Jack and his steel drum and Big Jim Allen with his folksy fun! Corey Avenue hosts the Corey Fresh Market every Sunday, October through May, weather permitting. Corey merchants open during market hours bring you the best shopping, dining, music, and fun for all! Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete Beach. Free admission and parking. Visit www. coreyave.com or call 727-498-8778.The Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on October 9th at The Wine Cellar, 17307 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach. Social hour will be at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:15 p.m. Their speaker will be Bernice Ripson will speak about the cleanup after 9/11. Call 812-4868 for reservations.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 13 Family Owned Since 1945 ESTATE SALE 7m 8 8 (in the Pasadena Shopping Center )PASADENA JEWELERS 30% OFF T ake Advantage of Old Gold Prices! ESTATE SALE ESTATE SALE The Peninsula Celebrates 10 Years The oldest and most historic hotel on the West Coast of Florida kicks off its month long 10th anniversary celebration as The Peninsula Inn and Spa this weekend in Gulfport. Opened originally in about 1905 as the Bayview Hotel and featuring the Pippin Hot Restaurant, the property was purchased by Alexandra and Jim Kingzett in May of 2000 and reopened as The Peninsula. We were neither hoteliers nor restaurateurs by profession or experience, noted Alexandra who is a Florida licensed general contractor and The Peninsulas President, but Jim and I love historic properties and particularly the grand, old, dining inns, both here at home and abroad, which are becoming an endangered species in the restaurant and hospitality world. The Bayviews 26 rooms were consolidated to 11 with half of these consisting of two and three room suites and all with private baths. Opened originally in the fall of 2002 Kingzetts added Isabelles restaurant in 2008. The Peninsulas food and beverage operations are supervised respectively by head Chef Bernie Vinoski and James Brown, who overseas The Palm Terrace, The Peninsulas upscale yet affordable cocktail, beer and wine venue. Despite the Kingzetts lack of relevant operating experience, the Peninsula has been highly regarded by both the critics and customers alike. Six Tables at The Peninsula has consistently been ranked as one of the top restaurants in the Tampa Bay metroplex, Rewards Networks nationwide dining members have given Isabelles 4.5+ out of 5 rating based upon food, service and atmosphere in 2012 and this year Trip Advisor designated The Peninsulas Inn with its prestigious providing guests with an exceptional experience. Alex credits it all to the staff. You may work hard in this business but as owners we dont prepare and serve the food, make the beds or pour the drinks she notes. The Kingzetts also credit the local community. Alex and I view our tenure here more as caretaking than owning observes Jim Kingzett. The local community supports us in so many ways this place is in a sense The Peninsula has performing artists weekend nights. We view music as an important way to support the concept of arts in the Waterfront Historic District, explains Alex. And what of the hereafter? The Kingzetts have that nomadic look in their eyes. Perhaps Cuba? We insisted that the attorney add Havana to our licensed territory when we negotiated our Six Tables franchise for The Peninsula over ten years ago, laughs Jim, perhaps to avoid being taken too seriously. Perhaps not.
14 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 St. Pete Beach October Concert Series The Sirata Beach Resort and 107.3 The Eagle present the Horny Toads on Friday, October 5 in Horan Park. This popular Tampa Bay band has been playing parties and events since 2002. With rocking mojo on stage and a cool mix of musical styles, the Horny Toads have become a very popular cover band in Tampa Bay. They play real live rock n roll music that strike a cord with many. The 6th annual October concert series presented by Postcard Inn and City of St Pete Beach Recreation is a family friendly event in Horan Park that will occur every Friday in October. Horan Park is located adjacent to the St Pete Beach Community Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Opening act Razed by Wolves take the stage at 6 p.m. and Horny Toads at 8 p.m. 107.3 The Eagle promotions team with on-air personality will be at the event in The Eagle station vehicle doing a live remote and handing out giveaways from 6-8 p.m. Food, beer, wine and other refreshments are available for purchase and free valet parking is available at the Community Center. The events are free and have a perfect mix of atmosphere, music and community. Join Paddles Up St. Pete Do you want to test paddle a kayak, canoe or paddle-board? How about assembling a team of 17 to 25 friends and associates to race a Dragon Boat on the St. Petersburg waterfront? How about seeing a Marine Science Expo? You can do all of this by joining the Paddles Up St. Pete program at St. Petersburgs Poynter Park at Bayboro Harbor on Saturday, October 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you want to enter a Dragon Boat Racing Team, you must preregister by going to www.paddlesupstpete. com, and pronto. If you just want to come out and join the festivities, come out to the park. All necessary directions can be found at www. paddlesupstpete.com This event is sponsored jointly by the City of St. Petersburg, the Citys Downtown Partnership, Parks & Recreation, U.S. Coast Guard, USFSP and The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, dedicated to boating education and safety www. boating-stpete.org. Proceeds from the main event go to various local charities related to marine science and marine resources for Tampa Bay. The race teams are challenged to contribute to the charity of their choice or liking. It is not a fund raiser for any of the sponsors. But all are anxious to show off St. Petersburgs national and international expertise in the marine and oceanographic sciences that is all too much a secret, even locally. So load up the family and come out to join the fun on October 6.
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16 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Maddy Spa fo r mer ly Bentle ys Gulfport Free Clothing Swap Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, October 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Boulevard S. Participants are garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap or the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email email@example.com. Visit the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ gulfportfreshmarket. Vendor Space Available at Racing for Rescues Q Auto & Injury Attorneys proudly presents the 1st Annual Racing for Rescues at Showtime Speedway, 4550 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater on Sunday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event features live music food, adoptions, K-9 demonstrations, 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 nonToddlers 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 October 10th and 24th, November 14th and 28th, and December 12th. Classes are at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please call Heather at 850-264-1715 for more info and to register. Must be pre registered to attend Please visit their website to view us/City_Departments/Leisure_ Services/Rec_Center/NEW/classes. htm.Learn Christmas Hula Hula dance with Kalina returns to Gulfport Recreation Center. This holiday themed Hula Dance is on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. till noon on October 3rd and 10th. The cost is $40 for the session or $10 per class. Please call Kalina at 727-251-0424 for more information.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 17 $15 Guys Cuts $25 and up W omen s Cuts $10 Kids Cuts Players Need Play-Pickers The Gulfport Community Players are endeavoring to change the way they pick the plays for their seasons schedules. Up until now, they have relied upon board members, directors, etc. to come up with a selection of plays. Once these were picked, the board would discuss each play, whittle down the list a bit, and then vote on the plays that were chosen from this smaller list. This has worked quite well for years, but the Players feel that they need to get their general audiences more involved in these selections. Thats why they have come up with the idea to enlist the help of anyone that has a particular play or plays in mind. Please contact one of their board members, Gil Perlroth at 727343-8560, and let him know which plays they would like the Players to perform. These plays must be fulllength, copyrighted plays, suitable for all audiences, and that have been performed in the past. The plays should be readily available through their normal vendorsDramatist, in on the details when you call him. So, get in on the action and help the St. Petersburg GOP to Meet The members and friends of the St. Petersburg GOP Club will meet on Wednesday, October 10th at 7 p.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 1900 34th Street N. in St. Petersburg. Local GOP candidates will provide an update on their campaigns. For information on the clubs activities, please call Gus Pries at 727-864-0312. Pinellas Democratic Club to Meet On Thursday, October 11th the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will meet at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. Cocktails (cash bar) and social time begin at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with guests presentations and discussion (time permitting). Attending local Democratic candidates will discuss their hard-fought campaigns. Questions, reservations please (dinner $15) call Betty Morgenstein at 727-360-3971. BCHS Class of 1962 to hold 50th Reunion Boca Ciega High Schools class of 1962 is celebrating its 50th reunion on October 26th and 27th. The Friday event is a 7 p.m. casual cocktail party in the lobby of the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg. Free admission and cash bar. The Saturday event is a dinner at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club with registration at 5:45 p.m. The cost is $65 which includes a class photo and memory book. Evening resort casual attire is suggested. There is a farewell breakfast Sunday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Yacht Club. Cost is $18. For more details and registration forms, check the website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club There is still room for members and guests at the October 11th tram tour and bird lecture at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. This is a nice place to visit so you may want to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the preserve after the program. This two-for-one event is begins at 10 a.m. Half of the participants will begin with the tram ride while the others learn about area birds. When the tram riders return, they will hear the bird lecture and the others will take the tram tour. The Preserve is located at 1101 Country Club Way S. in St. Petersburg. Cost is $11 for members and $16 for non-members which will include a one-year membership in the club. Please send checks (payable to the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Barbara Dye, 2607 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, 33707. For program information, contact Ralph Shy at 954-0655; for membership information, contact Elsie Crimaldi at 347-6831. This Weeks Solution
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 19 The Gabs What is art?Denise Marie, Gulfport: Perception. Lori Rosso, Gulfport: In the eye of the beholder. Pauline Laurendeau, Gulfport: Its what makes you feel good. Its what pleases your eye, your heart, and your soul. Judy Baggs, Gulfport: Its anything to me that would make my home, me.
20 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of 1950 2nd A ve. No., St. Petersburg TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD Metaphysical Community Chur chwww .templeofthelivinggod.orgSunday Ser vices 11:00 a.m.Mondays, Course in Miracles 7 pmSat. 10/6 URANTIA Workshop 1-4pmwith Michael Bain, Loving OfferingCOMING Sat. 10/13, PSCHIC SHOWCASEVisit our W ebsite f or DET AILS & Events Sukkot, the Feast of Booths Come and observe this special time enjoying the food, the music, and the message of Sukkot at Beth-El Shalom on Friday, October 5th at 7 p.m. BethEl Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. All are welcome, free admission. For more information and pre-registration please call 345-7777 or visit their website www.Jewishheritage.net. Post-Simcha Torah Post-Simcha Torah is the celebrating of the Torah, Gods word. Find out what a precious gift Gods word is to all. See for yourself how easy it is to read and enjoy yourself. Come and observe this special time with them at Beth-El Shalom on Tuesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. All are welcome, free admission. For more information and pre-registration please call 345-7777 or e-mail Rabbi@ Jewishheritage.net.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 21 WorshipVendors wanted for Holly Fest Holly Fest is a fun, family event which includes a variety of vendors, entertainment, childrens activities, pet blessings, food, and more! Arts, crafts, food and plant vendors are wanted on Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church. HollyFest is a PCC Youth Fundraiser and includes: Blessing of the Animals, Pet Parade, Petting Zoo, Free Face Painting and Kids Crafts, Strolling Christmas Carolers and Food Truck (featuring Maggie on the Move). Registration fee is $50.Each vendor provides their own setup (tables, tent, chairs). PCC does not provide electrical hookups. The vendors will be set up on 10 plot on grass. Setup is 7:30-8:30 a.m. day of HollyFest. This is an outdoor event with plenty of free parking. For more information and registration call Kirsten Jones at 727-381-2499, ext. 207 or email email@example.com. 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 5313 27th Av e. S. Te l: 727-321-8086Gulfportpc@tampabay .rr .comCome, explore and deepen faith with a welcoming, inc lusive, small congregation. Sunday W orship at 10:30 AM*** Gulfpor t Presb yterian Chur ch Dogs We lcome serv i ce on First Mondays, 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
22 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Art ClassesBy Fred Wilder The Art Guild is starting art classes Monday, October 8. Basic drawing will be from 9:3011:30 a.m. and basic watercolor from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost for each is $30 for six weeks or $6 per class if paid weekly. They will be held in The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. To sign up for classes and for supplies needed call Fred at 360-8390. Now Accepting New Patients Now Accepting New Patients Youth Programs Start at Community CenterST. PETE BEACHA new fall lineup of youth programs are being offered by the St. Pete Beach Recreation Department. Programs offered include: Archery, Cheerleading, PeeWee Sports, Piano, Guitar, Tae Kwon Do, Quickstart Tennis, Hip Hop/Jazz, Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class, and Tutterow Dancers Ballet/Tap & Tap/Jazz. Whether its music, sports, dance or cooking, there is something for every child and young adult and their interest. For a schedule of class and more information, go to www. spbrec.com or call the St Pete Beach Community Center at 727-363-9245. Mature Men Wanted Join the Forever Young Dancers and have some fun! For details, call Fred at 727-360-4406.
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24 Gabber October 4 October 10, 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 Most Holy Name Oktoberfest Most Holy Name of Jesus presents its 35th Annual Oktoberfest on October 11, 12, 13, & 14. Advance tickets and armbands are on sale the grand prize is $ 2,500, 2nd Prize is $750 and 3rd prize is $250. This is the 10th anniversary of the Spanish community involvement in the festival. Entertainment will include: Cathy & The Lorelei Band on Thursday from 6-10 p.m.; The Mighty Flash Tones on Friday from 7-11 p.m.; Urban Gypsies on Saturday from 7-11 p.m. and The Noise Maker on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Exciting new rides and midway games are featured. Festival hours are: Thursday 6-10 p.m.; Friday 4-11 p.m.; Saturday 1-11 p.m.; Sunday 1-8 p.m. Come and join in the fun! Public Safety Boating Class An ABS Class will be offered on Saturday, October 13th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building 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, all materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive the State of Florida bobber card. If children are attending the class a parent must accompany them. For questions and reservations, call 727399-7986. Suntan Art Center Sunday Market to Open The New Sunday Market starts October 14th at the beautiful Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Boulevard in the historic Don Vista Building located next to St. Pete Beachs famed Don CeSar Hotel. The Sunday Market will be held weekly providing fresh jewelry, art, crafts and live music. There will also be featured artists in the Suntan Art Gallery. Vendors and artists may contact the Suntan Art Center for more information at 727-367-3818 or www.suntanart.org.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 25 400 49th St. South St. P etersburg, FL327-8309 727 727328-8309Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm, SundaysGone FishinF AMIL Y OWNED & OPERA TED OVER 29 YEARSSCALLOPS & SHRIMP: A MA TCH MADE IN HEA VEN COMPLETE DINNER ONL Y $13.99 4 00 49th S t. S outh S t. 327 8 727 C O MPLETE D ONL Y $13 Check Us Out!www .m i d Pancreatic Cancer 5k Run/Walk Be part of a day of inspiration and against pancreatic cancer. Join them for the 4th annual PurpleStride 2012 taking place at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday, November 3rd with registration/ packet pick up opening at 6:30 a.m. This is the perfect event to bring the whole family, meet others and create memories. We offer great incentives for fundraising and all proceeds Network. Stride with others who a cure for pancreatic cancer. There will also be a great post race party with food, prizes and local vendors. Come enjoy the following events: 1 mile walk, 5k run/walk and youth races age 3 to 12. Pancreatic cancer survivors may register for any event free. You can also form a team in memory of a loved one. Register at www.purplestride.org then just lick on Find Event and Tampa Bay 2012. If you wish to be a sponsor or volunteer for the event please contact bgreen@pancanvolunteer. org. For more information contact Ben Fudge at 813-957-3475.Regional Dinner for Habitat On Saturday, October 13th from 5-9 p.m. there will be a dinner to Flavors and Tings,1411 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact CooksClubTB@gmail. com. Park along the strip mall and ovr by Georges Grill. Avoid parking across the street. Event is sponsored by the International Culinary School, Cooks Club TB, Citrus Bay Artisanal Foods, Island Flavors and Tings, Gateway Organic Farm and Maple Leaf Farms. Halloween Egg Haunt in St. Pete Beach Pool The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department will be holding the annual Halloween Egg Haunt at the St. Pete Beach Pool on October 13th at 11a.m. The St. Pete Beach Pool is located next to the Community Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This years event participants will hunt for orange and black eggs in the pool and Trick or Treat on the pool deck. There is also special spooky surprises for all ages. This is a family friendly event for youth 12 and under and the cost is just $4 per person to participate. Stay after the event and swim until 3 p.m. at no additional charge. For more information call the St. Pete 363-9245 or go to www.spbrec.com. 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.
26 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 By Holiday Mathis As Mars, the god of war, forms a square to Neptune, the god of water, storms gather. Neptune focuses the shifting elements in a poetic way, and the days to come will be painted with passion, change, beauty and the awesome power of nature as embodied in ourselves, as well as in the outside world. An auspicious trine of Venus and Pluto helps us to create something wonderful from disruption. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll gain emotional intelligence. Your feelings cannot be left out of a scenario, and you may want to have more control over what you feel. This, however, is not possible. So instead, strive to be more aware and accepting of your emotions, whatever they may reactions to your feelings. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The what ifs come calling, but they sing a different song from the one they used to sing: What if I get the job I really want? What if he agrees to my plan? What if my dreams come true? Youll revel in these possibilities and invite more imaginative options to introduce themselves in the weeks to come. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll gain layers of social savvy by observing what works and what doesnt work in your relationships this week. When you share part of yourself and people respond to you, think about whether their response helps or hurts your mood. Youll copy what works and adapt it to your own style. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It may feel as though you are having many of the same thoughts as last week, and that your mind is stuck in a repeat pattern. Just remember that you are not your thoughts. Some of whats drifting through your mental screen doesnt even belong to you, so dont bother claiming it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Once you accept someone, this person no longer has to prove much to you. Its only natural to be inclusive, kinder and more generous to someone you feel you know and trust. Just be sure to screen people well upfront. Those who share your morals, ethics and values will bring happiness to your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You dont expect anything in return when you help others, and yet you start to feel resentful if you get the feeling that your help is taken for granted. You want to make sure that you are giving of yourself to those who really do need what you have to offer, and not to those who are simply greedy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Others cant dictate how you feel. They might provide a trigger that sets you off in a certain emotional direction, but you could also go off in a very different direction if you were so inclined. Youll receive the same cue multiple times, and your experimental mood may prompt you to react differently in each instance. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It may feel as though everything is coming down to a moment, but its not. Hopefully, knowing that your victory is not predicated on one gallant act will take the pressure off. Your victory will be based on a body of work and a number of deeds. Having an objective and working in steps toward that purpose will get you there. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Beauty is not your goal, but you will continue to work until what occurs is something so masterful that it is undeniably gorgeous. The in-between stages you go through this week are perhaps not nearly as lovely to behold. Have faith and keep going, though, because you deserve that breathtaking result. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Head toward your goal and respond to feedback, and you eventually will get where you want to be. Straying off course is a natural and helpful phenomenon if you have someone to tell you when its occurring. If you are aware that you have deviated, you can correct your path. In the end, the prize will be yours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Part of the happenings this week will feel like an elaborate heist with many working parts and a prize for the taking. Of course, assembling the right team will be crucial. While working with people you admire, youll pull off an impressive feat that turns out to be entirely legal. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll play a game, and youll play to win. Be aware that the moment of victory is when many people make mistakes therefore vulnerable to the pitfalls of greed and arrogance. Be mindful not to let success go to your head. When you achieve your goal, stop and consider your next step. This Week's Birthdays: Everyone seems to need you at once. Since you cant clone yourself, youll have to say no often this month. A relationship takes center stage in November. Friends keep you laughing and loving through the holidays. Your willpower is incredibly strong in the new year, and youll keep your top resolution. In February, youll use your powers of enchantment to set up a happy arrangement. This is something youve been trying to be a reality. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters Jay & LolitaTuesday Starting Nov. 6th: Mark Blackwood Open Mic Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Gene Norman, music for dancingThursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Dave 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
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30 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 the stage at 4 p.m., early birds had snagged the best seats for themselves. An hour late, the grass between blues fans had dancers of all ages enjoying the music. I think we have an awesome turnout, considering were still in the early stages (of the days) events, So49 Business Association president Jeri Reed said of the 5th Annual Tangerine Blues Fest. Local volunteers as well as corporate volunteers helped the day run smoothly Hooters girls drew beers alongside So49 volunteers, and the Gulfport Merchants last-minute volunteer spots. Pipos, Wal-Mart, Tyrone Square Mazda and JSR Training all offered support, otherwise.Celebrating the Blues Mike Michalski, Penny Davis, and Kurt Beem all Gulfport locals said events like BluesFest made Gulfport special. Floyesha Williams, 9, takes a spin on the rides. Mike McCue, president of the Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA), volunteered to sell beer tickets for the So49 event. GMA vice president Owen Pach said he hoped to see more of the two groups working together. Noel Forshee, Tampa, and Matthew Nation, Kings Bay, Georgia, show off their dancing skills for the growing crowd early in the afternoon. So49 presented the Police Benevolent Association with a $1000 check.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 31 Excerpts heard at the October 2, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesIts actually kind of a kickoff for Veterans Day... It will be a lot of fun. Bob Newcomb, Executive Director of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. You can buy tickets at the Casino, Domain, Beach Bazaar, Bo-Tiki, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, the Chamber of Commerce web site, and Kays on Central. I want to thank everyone for allowing us to be part of your city. Sophie Dutton, of the Gulfport Pirates, a youth sports league. She invited everyone to the Gulfport Pirates homecoming game at Boca Ciega High School. The games start at 9 Saturday morning. Sue Frank will be retiring from the city after 21 years. Her efforts have been immeasurable. City Manager Jim OReilly, about the head of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Centers retirement. He invited the council and the public to a 10 a.m. reception for Ms. Frank Friday at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. complaints about motorhomes. Mayor Mike Yakes, about the citys RV compliance issues. He told Community Development Director Fred Metcalf Since I made the motion, I wanted to make sure I wasnt ignoring it. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, to Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, about his questions. She wondered if he had wanted to amend the motion about RVs Councilmember Dan Liedtke, about the resale value (that some councilmembers thought low) of a I took a tour with the Gulfport Historical Society recently, and maybe documents. pick up is plastic bags. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, asking council to discuss eliminating plastic bags in retail stores. The council will discuss this idea in the new year. I would call her calm, steady, and thoughtful. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center head Sue Frank I just wanted to state, for the record, that of all the council people who performance in Saturdays Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon Saturday. I think wed all be remiss if we didnt recognize the mayors effort. City Manager Jim OReilly, about Mayor Mike Yakes competition. The Salmon. Senior Excursion to Hard Rock Casino The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department will be taking a trip to Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on October 12 leaving at 9 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. They do the driving while you relax and enjoy the trip and the company of others. Cost is $15 and that includes bus transportation, $15 free play voucher and $5 food voucher. Must have over 20 registered to receive the vouchers. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve your seat call the St. Pete Beach Recreation spbrec.com. 4th Annual Octoberfest Beach Crawl The 4th Annual Octoberfest Beach Crawl in St. Pete Beach will be held on Saturday, October 13th beginning at 5 p.m. at the Undertow, 3830 Gulf Blvd. then heading north on the beach. They will be accepting Services. Please pay by check made out to Florida Blood Services. Every 200 people to donate will receive a Beach Crawl can koozie. This is a 21 and over only, rain or shine event. Bring your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors etc. Call Brad Reuscher 813-760-5824
32 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Thursdays, 4:30 6 pm. FMI: call 727-2381688. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, October 18, 10:00 am. Discussion of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Banned Books! Who Decides?: Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm. Celebrate Banned Book Week with a talk on this controversial subject by Prof. Michael P. Allen from Stetson Law School at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Free event sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Medicare Changes for 2013 Presentation: Friday, October 12, 10:00 am-noon. FMI, call 727-893-1076. Tales from a Haunted Peninsula: the folklore and legend of Pinellas County: Thursday October 18 at 7pm. Join Deborah Frethem, local author and historian for an evening of spooky stories, haunted tales and local lore. FREE EVENT CALL TO RESERVE A SEAT 727-893-1074. SCORE: Tuesday, October 23. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thursday, October 11, 3:30 4:30 pm. Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1074. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Occorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 8931073. Spooky Crafts for Kids: Saturday, October 13. Pat is back for more seasonal fun! For more details call 727-893-1076. ***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*** In Our Own Words Workshop: Saturdays in October 1-3 p.m. TEEN PROGRAMS NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writers Month sign-up. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri. Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays in October, 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri. ***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 pm ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kinderoptions are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 4th, 2012 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 VPK Program are currently being accepted. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child must receive a Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 4004411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 or allymorrell@ scotsmanfitness.com p.m. & 7:45-8:45. Call 482-2125 for info at 727-345-0679 Call Heather at 850-264-1715 poli at 813-855-3112. Kalina at 727-251-0424. Diane at 459-1399. firstname.lastname@example.org Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. Patsi at 727-501-3559 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070ART RECEPTION Sun., Oct. 5, 6-8pm featuring Gulfport Artist OLIVER NORDEN Mixed-media artwok from paintings to digital photography Free & open to the public. Cash bar Exhibit thru Oct. 31 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 WEEKLY LESSONS & DANCES MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Oct. 7, 6-10-pm, $7 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2pm Beginner Lesson 2-3 Dancing Every Tuesday Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Shim Sham Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Center Birthday Celebration: Come celebrate the Senior Centers 29th birthday on Wed. Oct. 10. A free theater performance by Van Davis will be held in the Hickman Theater at 1pm followed by free refreshments in the Senior Center Dining Hall. Donations to our Senior Center Food Pantry will be greatly appreciated. Senior Center Flea Market: Mark your calendar for the Senior Centers next Flea Market on Fri. Oct. 12, 9am to noon. Cleaning house? We will gladly accept 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. Operation Medicine Cabinet Presentation:How do you dispose of outdated meds? What should you know about medication interaction? Dont miss this special presentation on Tues. Oct. 16 at 1pm. Courtesy of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Safety in the Home Presentation: Mon. Oct. 29 at 10:30am. Audition for Senior Talent Show: Got talent? Why not audition on Wed. Oct. 17 at 1:30pm for the upcoming Senior Talent Show? Rehearsal will be on Wed. Oct. 24 at 1:30pm. Expect a great Senior Talent Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Oct. 31 at 1pm Senior Talent Show: Dont miss our Senior Talent Show on Wed. Oct. 31 at 1:00pm in the Hickman $5.00 at the door. Phones for Hearing Impaired: The Deaf and Hearing Connection will provide phones at no cost for hearing impaired Floridians on Tues. Oct. 16, 9:30am to 11:30am. Senior Trips: Looking for fun? Join others for trips to the Hard Rock Casino on Oct. 23 at $20 (includes $5 food voucher & $15 for free play); Dali Museum & Titanic Exhibit at the Mahaffey on Oct. 8 for $69; Octoberfest at Fishermans Village in Punta Gorda on Sat. Oct. 13 for $34; Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland on Oct. 29 for $69. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details on these and other 2 or 3 day tours. 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 8932259. Great food! Great prices! AARP Driving Classes: are of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 33 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Thursdays, 4:30 6 pm. FMI: call 727-2381688. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, October 18, 10:00 am. Discussion of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Banned Books! Who Decides?: Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm. Celebrate Banned Book Week with a talk on this controversial subject by Prof. Michael P. Allen from Stetson Law School at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Free event sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Medicare Changes for 2013 Presentation: Friday, October 12, 10:00 am-noon. FMI, call 727-893-1076. Tales from a Haunted Peninsula: the folklore and legend of Pinellas County: Thursday October 18 at 7pm. Join Deborah Frethem, local author and historian for an evening of spooky stories, haunted tales and local lore. FREE EVENT CALL TO RESERVE A SEAT 727-893-1074. SCORE: Tuesday, October 23. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thursday, October 11, 3:30 4:30 pm. Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1074. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Occorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 8931073. Spooky Crafts for Kids: Saturday, October 13. Pat is back for more seasonal fun! For more details call 727-893-1076. ***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*** In Our Own Words Workshop: Saturdays in October 1-3 p.m. TEEN PROGRAMS NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writers Month sign-up. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri. Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays in October, 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri. ***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 pmACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kinderoptions are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 4th, 2012 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: Pre-registration for the 2012-2013 VPK Program are currently being accepted. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. and the child must receive a Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 4004411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 or allymorrell@ scotsmanfitness.com p.m. & 7:45-8:45. Call 482-2125 for info at 727-345-0679 Call Heather at 850-264-1715 poli at 813-855-3112. Kalina at 727-251-0424. Diane at 459-1399. email@example.com Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. Patsi at 727-501-3559 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.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 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070ART RECEPTION Sun., Oct. 5, 6-8pm featuring Gulfport Artist OLIVER NORDEN Mixed-media artwok from paintings to digital photography Free & open to the public. Cash bar Exhibit thru Oct. 31 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 WEEKLY LESSONS & DANCES MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Oct. 7, 6-10-pm, $7 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2pm Beginner Lesson 2-3 Dancing Every Tuesday Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Shim Sham Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 SPECIAL EVENTS Senior Center Birthday Celebration: Come celebrate the Senior Centers 29th birthday on Wed. Oct. 10. A free theater performance by Van Davis will be held in the Hickman Theater at 1pm followed by free refreshments in the Senior Center Dining Hall. Donations to our Senior Center Food Pantry will be greatly appreciated. Senior Center Flea Market: Mark your calendar for the Senior Centers next Flea Market on Fri. Oct. 12, 9am to noon. Cleaning house? We will gladly accept 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. Operation Medicine Cabinet Presentation:How do you dispose of outdated meds? What should you know about medication interaction? Dont miss this special presentation on Tues. Oct. 16 at 1pm. Courtesy of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Safety in the Home Presentation: Mon. Oct. 29 at 10:30am. Audition for Senior Talent Show: Got talent? Why not audition on Wed. Oct. 17 at 1:30pm for the upcoming Senior Talent Show? Rehearsal will be on Wed. Oct. 24 at 1:30pm. Expect a great Senior Talent Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Oct. 31 at 1pm Senior Talent Show: Dont miss our Senior Talent Show on Wed. Oct. 31 at 1:00pm in the Hickman $5.00 at the door. Phones for Hearing Impaired: The Deaf and Hearing Connection will provide phones at no cost for hearing impaired Floridians on Tues. Oct. 16, 9:30am to 11:30am. Senior Trips: Looking for fun? Join others for trips to the Hard Rock Casino on Oct. 23 at $20 (includes $5 food voucher & $15 for free play); Dali Museum & Titanic Exhibit at the Mahaffey on Oct. 8 for $69; Octoberfest at Fishermans Village in Punta Gorda on Sat. Oct. 13 for $34; Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland on Oct. 29 for $69. Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details on these and other 2 or 3 day tours. 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 8932259. Great food! Great prices! AARP Driving Classes: are of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.
34 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com No One is Satised School report cards on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) were released, state by state, recently and no one seems happy. Improvements, where and when they came, weren't exactly widespread as standards racheted up from the past year. While it was intended that increasingly tough standards would result in more students achieving more things, it hasn't turned out that way. The out cry has been strong. "Too much testing", "teaching to the test", "students aren't machines", and so forth and so on. Excuses for failure? Perhaps. However, there is good reason to believe that schools are teaching to the test, that students are over tested and so forth. On the other hand, how do we measure success and/or failure? Shouldn't we test to determine how well students are doing? Is it appropriate to say that some student worked really hard and therefore deserves a passing grade even though he (generic "he") hasn't mastered the subject? Frankly, that's how we got there in about the quality of learning or the depth of learning for 40 or 50 years. There's no indication that as a nation we're improving. To be certain there are top achievers, but it appears that the total number of under achievers is increasing and there is an increasing gap between the those who are truly educated and those who aren't. NCLB is the result of that concern. So are the myriads of testing programs designed within each state. The problem is that we aren't getting better results. And getting results is the goal, not the way they are achieved. Being wedded to whatever new scheme is out there is not an answer. The question is, "if you don't like the new testing system, what should be done in its place?" Go back to the old way (whatever that was) which is why we're trying a new way? What IS the solution? We've heard the problems: too much testing, too much bureaucracy, too shallow an approach, too much homework, not enough homework, bad teachers, underpaid teachers, poor management (called administration in the academic world), disinterested parents, distracted and lazy students, poverty, not enough discipline, lack of standards, lack of expectations, irrelevant curriculae. I suspect that it is a little bit of all those, more of some than of another, pick your choice according to the situation. as an example, it is a paradox that today's world requires teaching Students need the broad knowledge that comes from reading and writing is that if you know how to read and learn and think, you can be trained in almost anything. In the reverse, you can sometimes be taught certain skills and acquire deeper knowledge through experience, but you can't do that without the basic skills of learning. The point is that the critical learning takes place in elementary school. If you miss the basic steps later because you have to learn too much at once. Paying teachers more is certainly an attractive mantra. However, just paying the same people more to do the same thing isn't going to improve anything. Better pay may attract better teachers, but no one seems to want to replace the existing teachers particularly if you're a teacher or related to one. Frankly, I'd start with the structure of a school. That is, what the goals are, how they are measured, how they interrelate with the community, what expectations for parents, students, track students as they move through the system, do we track performances grade to grade and division to division? Do we track student after they move into the community? Do we solicit feed back from employers and extended education institutions? Do we know the gaps? Do we confront the problems? Do we track teacher and administrator performances appropriately? Florida, by the way, has an exceptionally hard time tracking students (if they do) because there is so much mobility in the student population. Would a regional system of student tracking be part of the solution? I'm not sure I know THE answer, but I'm certain we aren't on a line to solving today's education problems. However, instead of trying to turn back toward what didn't work in the past, or keeping on doing what isn't working today, we need to keep returning to the drawing board or is it the blackboard? Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 35 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 Legion Riders Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg. 5:45pm Reg. Mtg. 6pm Pizza available all day Exe. Com. Mtg. 6pm Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Frank Caine Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.post305.org Don't forget Oct. 31st Halloween party with Geno! Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events The Ladies Auxiliary is collecting supplies to send to our troops. There is a list of needed items at the Post. 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. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. The 17th Annual Post 125 and SAL Golf Tournament will be played on Sunday, October 21st at Mainlands Golf Course with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
36 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Local ObituariesANTON, NATHAN, of St. Pete Beach died on Sept. 26, 2012. Extraordinary, adventurous, exciting life with fantastic wife, Nina. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo, 727-517-2340. BARTON, JOHN T., 69, of St. Pete Beach, died on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at home. He is survived by many close friends. ALife Tribute Funeral Care, Gulfport, 727-347-5521. BRECKUR, ELLA (KITZMILLER), age 103, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away September 21, 2012. She was born September 27, 1908 and resided in Columbus, Ohio for many years. Locally she resided at Egret Cove. Preceded in death by husband Harold. Arrangements completed by National Cremation Society, Clearwater, Florida. BURNETT, WILLIAM J., 77, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, William is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Agustina; brothers, Bobby and wife, Marge Burnett, and Richard and wife, Donna Burnett; his large loving family of cousins, nieces, brother-in-laws and sister-inlaws, and numerous friends. A gathering will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church from 10-11 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. For an online tribute and obituary go to: www. beachmemorial.com. LEWIS, GREGORY E., 63, of South Pasadena, died Sept. 23, 2012. Graveside 9:15 am, on Oct. 3, Bay Pines National Cemetery. Obit/guestbook at: www.VeteransFuneralCare.com.LOVETT, JEANNE, of Gulfort, Florida passed away peacefully from cancer with her loving family by her side on September 24, 2012. Jeanne, a daughter of Jane (Gauthier) and Ephrem Hebert, was born on January 28, 1933 in Rumford, Maine. She was a graduate of Central Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in Lewiston, Maine and worked as a registered nurse at CMGH and the James Taylor Osteopathic Hospital in Bangor, Maine before starting and raising a family. Jeanne married her best friend George E. Lovett, Jr. on June 17, 1956 and was married for 53 years before losing her buddy to cancer in 2009. Together they raised three children in Maine and Massachusetts before retiring to the Town Shores retirement community in Gulfport in 1993. In addition to nursing, Jeanne also worked in ultrasound genetic research and with disabled children and young adults. Jeanne was an accomplished artist working in both watercolors and acrylics. Many of her paintings adorn the homes of friends and family and her annual hand-painted Christmas cards were cherished keepsakes by her children and grandchildren. Jeanne was an avid gardener and a voracious reader. She loved to travel and journeyed dozens of times throughout the United States, Europe, and Central and South America. But Jeanne was best known for her creativity and generous heart. There wasnt anything she couldnt do; her creativity ran the gamut from auto Jeannes creations. She was active on the board at Town Shores and was also the driving force behind many the Town Shores community. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, a sister, and her beloved husband. She is survived by her three adoring children and spouses: Sandy and her late husband Michael Ritchie husband Kent Dyer of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and Scott and his wife Renae Lovett of Scottsdale, Arizona. She cherished and was so proud of her grandchildren: Garrett Dyer of Pensacola, Florida; Emily Dyer Rogers and husband Victor Rogers IV of Hilton Head, South Carolina; Ryan of Scottsdale, Arizona; and Jason Lovett of Scottsdale, Arizona as well as two step-grandchildren Heather Ritchie Casey of West Roxbury, Massachusetts and Kelly Ritchie Jeanne is also survived by several nieces and many dear friends both in Florida and Maine. Jeannes family would like to thank Dr. Abby Thrower and the medical staff at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, the nursing staff on A4 at Maine General Medical Center, and Maine General HealthReach Hospice for their wonderful care and support. At Jeannes request there will be no funeral service. Her family will gather in Gulfport in early November to scatter her ashes at sea. In lieu of giving heart, please consider paying a good deed forward to keep Jeannes memory alive. If you desire, memorial contributions may be made to the following charities or to a charity of your choice: Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760; All Childrens Hospital, 501 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; or the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, ME 04330. Jeanne was an inspiration and will be dearly missed and forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. NICHOLSON, TAYLOR LINN, of St. Pete Beach, age 32, passed away peacefully September 22nd. Predeceased by father, Arthur Linn, and sister, Carly Annette Nicholson. Survivors include mother Nina, Michelle Nicholson, grandmothers Dixie Nicholson and Annette Holliman and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Taylor was a compassionate and loving family member and friend whose smile lit up a room. His love for easily allowed him to develop a tightly please make donations to Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center at SOS.dolphinlandings.com in support of a special charter called "Soothe charter that provides a free sailing experience for families going through crisis. A private family gathering will be held.In Loving Memory ALEX KOCHIS Dear Alex, you've been gone for1-1/2 years, I miss you so much. We would have been married for 55 years on October 3rd. Love you, Marilyn
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 37 Excerpts heard at the September 25, 2012St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesI was absolutely amazed about what they do for this community and the fact that they can operate that building with a volunteer group... Recreation Director Jennifer McMahon, about Suntan Art Centers Corporate Support Award from the Florida Recreation and Parks Association. Last year the Tampa Bay Rays won the award. Since 2008, weve had a symbiotic relationship with the city. Without the citys support we wouldnt be able to do what we do in that building. Pat Chase, receiving the Corporate Support Award on behalf on Suntan Arts Center Every time I drive down, I just get angrier and angrier... it is just ridiculous... The whole city is just a mess. It looks terrible. Getting around the city is a pain in the neck. Rosemary Manning, about the ongoing construction along Gulf Boulevard. Ms. Manning told the commission she thought the city needed to speak with the Florida Department of Transportation. Deborah Schechner, about streets in Boca Ciega Isles that have reclaimed water bubbling out from under the pavement and roadway deterioration as a result of the leaks. We cant afford to pay to repair two or three of these a week when we its many places within the city. the commission that the pipes are not lasting as long as promised. Our objection to overdevelopment has been voiced by petitions. Bill Pyle, president of Silver Sands Condominiums, a condominium complex on the sand. President Pyle objected to the changes to the citys coastal construction line to conform with the states line. The president admits that the citys coastal construction line runs through the pools at Silver Sands, but told the commission that was different. I just want to apologize again. This is unbelievable... if yall are in anybodys pockets, Id like to be in that pocket, too. Paul Caticha (spelling unclear), after Dr. Pyle spoke once again and accused the commissioners of unethical behavior. Commissioner Lorraine Huhn, about the Vice Mayors suggestion that the city secure a possible loan to offset the potential police budget instead of raising taxes. I would just say that therein lies the problem, the Division of Retirement has conversations with the union that they dont have with the city. Mikey, why dont we just get this done and move on? Im sorry, Mike. Commissioner Bev Garnett, in an effort to complete voting on certain pension 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. Class is 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 us/City_Departments/Leisure_ Services/Rec_Center/NEW/classes. htm.Learn how to Master the Rules of the Road The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series, Mastering the Rules of the Road, will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, October 17th from 7-9 p.m. This seminar provides an explanation, with examples, of the 37 Rules of the Road relating to recreational boat operation. This seminar provides a starting point for those preparing to take the USCG License Examination by clarifying the sometimes complex laws related to boat operation. Materials provided include McGraw-Hills publication, The One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road by Charlie Wing and copies of the Power Point slides with space for student notes. Class will be held at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing, St.Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $35 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students; pre-registration is required. Contact www.boatingstpete.org. Sierra Club to Meet Suncoast Sierra Club is proud to present Rebecca Conroy, owner of Rebeccas Bees. She will share her knowledge of raising bees and selling their products in the Tampa Bay area. This program is at Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater, 2750 Park Trail Lane, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th.
38 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 9/21 Burglary Residence5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle1000 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Vehicle5200 Blk 6th Terr. S. Domestic2500 Blk York St. S. Burglary Business3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Person Down5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Assault/Battery6200 Blk 7th Ave. S. Saturday 9/22 Theft2400 Blk Premier Dr. S. Burglary Residence2000 Blk 56th St. S. Burglary Residence1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Domestic5400 Blk 9th Ave. S. Domestic6200 Blk 15th Ave. S. Noise4700 Blk 27th Ave. S. Theft1600 Blk 58th St. S. Noise6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Sunday 9/23 Disturbance5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Assault/Battery5500 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Assault/Battery28th Ave. & 58th St. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Theft3100 Blk 59th St. S. Civil Matter3000 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Domestic1300 Blk York St. S. Noise5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)4600 Blk 26th Ave. S. Prowler2400 Blk 58th St. S. Monday 9/24 Disorderly Conduct5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Theft3100 Blk 59th St. S. Abandoned Vehicle5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Noise4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Trash Dump29th Ave. & 50th St. S. Noise4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Animal Call700 Blk 60th St. S. Civil Matter2800 Blk 50th St. S. Tuesday 9/25 Shots Fired (Heard)2200 Blk Premier Dr. S. Civil Matter3000 Blk 57th St. S. Keep the Peace5700 Blk 21st Ave. S. Assault/Battery5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft2600 Blk 47th St. S. Theft5500 Blk 29th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)51st St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Wednesday 9/26 Animal Call4800 Blk 31st Ave. S. Animal Call4700 Blk Baywood Pt. Dr. S. Civil Matter3100 Blk 56th St. S. Theft1400 Blk 59th St. S. Accident with Injuries56th St. & 25th Ave. S. Accident with Injuries900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft2800 Blk 49th St. S. Theft2500 Blk 47th St. S. Civil Matter3100 Blk 56th St. S. Thursday 9/27 Stolen Vehicle5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk 20th Ave. S. Animal Call1000 Blk Hull St. S. Drug Call5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. House Check6200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. 2222 49th St. South, St. Petersburg 22 22 2 2 2 2 2 4 9 t h St SouthS tP eters bu b b b rg Wednesda y Ray & Diane Karaoke9-Stun g Ray 9-Stun g 9 Friday Burt Hansen9 Stung Saturday D.J.Dennis Karaok e 9 Stg raok e Sunday 70s 80s Music 6-Stung Prizes, Drink Specials Wd nes d a y Monday Bingo Bob 8-12 Saturday g o Bo b 8 12 Thursday D.J. Dennis Karaoke
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku 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: Drainage Wood Ibis Q: Why is there such a long standing problem with drainage at the west end of 27th Avenue South, by the northwest access point to Wood Ibis tell me they've lobbied in the past, to no avail. Thank you. Larry Lewis A: been affected by a continuing number of changes throughout the evolution of the city, City Manager Jim OReilly explains. improvements were part of a stormwater management system to treat runoff from the surrounding 62 acres of homes. These improvements also and the 27th Avenue and 59th Street South intersections (often under three feet of water during storms.) The improvements included installing a 12 x 18 pipe under 27th Avenue Avenue/59th Street South intersection, the lowest intersection in the area. in the pipes and ditches annually, Mr. OReilly explains. Womans Club Supports Scholarship Program The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, October 12th at 1 p.m. The program will be presented by the Education Department. Guest speaker will be Ms. Kimberly Paine, College Advocate, Doorways Scholarship a program supported by the Pinellas Education Foundation. They have chosen to participate in this program by sponsoring a student who otherwise could not afford to attend college. Come to the meeting to receive further information. Guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the program and business meeting. The St. Petersburg Womans Club which will be celebrating its 100 years of community activity in 2013. club membership, monthly meetings, Saturday Group, weekly sewing group, card games or information on booking their Historical Clubhouse, call 727-822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org.
40 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is your Legal Health? (Part 2) In our last article, the need for periodic legal checkups was examined. The following are some of the legal problems which may be uncovered by a legal checkup: WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING An indicator of good legal health usually includes having a valid will and some basic estate plan. If you don't have a will, your personal and real property may not be distributed in accordance with your desires. In addition, unnecessary expenses and taxes may be incurred and certain family members could possibly inherit your assets contrary to your desires. A trust is another effective estate planning document. A trust allows you to transfer property to your designated heirs utilizing a successor instructions. If you create a trust in a last will and testament, this is called a testamentary trust. Another form of trust is a living trust which is created by written contract. Living trusts are very useful estate planning tools for everyone--not only the very wealthy. A living trust assists in the avoidance of probate and will help in keeping your affairs out of the public record and private. It is critical to review your estate planning documents whenever important changes in your life occur. If you marry, move to a new state, have a child or lose a loved one, an update of your legal documents may be necessary. Also, it is an excellent idea to discuss with your lawyer if your estate plan is keeping pace with the value of your property and is updated to address changes in Florida law and tax laws. Revisions may be made with the drafting of new documents or an amendment to existing documents may be necessary. It is important to never make a change in your old will or trust by writing on or crossing out words or phrases which you want to eliminate as this may invalidate your documents. DIVORCE A lawyer should be consulted if your marriage is ending or you are contemplating ending your marriage. nancial support and a fair division of the marital property will need to be addressed. If your spouse threatens to harass or harm you, hide marital property or take your children in violation of your visitation or custody rights, a lawyer can assist you in seeking protection against these improper acts of your spouse. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 41 Gulfport Toastmasters to Host Open House Gulfport Toastmasters, a newly charted club, is hosting an Open House on all about in a positive and supportive atmosphere. The free event will be held at the Peninsula Inn & Spa, 2937 Beach Blvd., Gulfport from 6-7:30 p.m. Gulfport Mayor, Mike Yakes, city council members and many Toastmaster dignitaries will be in attendance. The Mayor will be saying the Invocation and there will a brief club induction ceremony performed. Some of the proven For more information, contact email@example.com, call 727417-5777 or visit www.gulfporttoastmasters.com. The Great American Cleanup in Gulfport Are you, your family, group of friends or organization looking for a great event to volunteer while enjoying the great outdoors? We are looking for you! The City of Gulfport will be hosting the bi-annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, October 20th from 9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou Nature Park (49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport. It is only a few hours of a helping hand in your community towards keeping the waterways beautiful. You can support either by land or by water and launch your own kayaks or canoes into Clam Bayou. Please sign in at the volunteer tent the day of the event to get your supplies. The City of Gulfport staff will be on hand with supplies and lunch for all dedicated volunteers will be provided. For more information, call Bob Williams at 727-893-1066. Come Hear a Haunting Tale Join us at the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. for an evening with local author and historian Deborah Frethem on Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. Deborah will explore the mysterious and haunted past of Pinellas County in her talk; Tales from a Haunted Peninsula: The Folklore & Legend of Pinellas County. Deborah is a local author and historian. Her works include Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County and a one act play entitled Henrys Cemetery. Mark your calendars for this spooky evening during the October Halloween season that will surely make you think twice about stepping into a dark room alone! Call 727893-1074 to reserve your seat today at this free program.
42 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 AMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION ANDY ANDERSON POST ve. So. CLUB HOURS: Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. Friday, Oct. 5th, 4:30-6:30pmSaturday, Oct. 6th, 4:30-6:30pm SUNDAY BREAKFAST 8:30am 11:00amBreakfast Buffet or Mimosa$4.75Baked or Battered White Fish, French Fries, Slaw, roll & butter $7.75 or Liver & Onions Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Roll & Butter $7.00Legion DinnerVeal Parmesean, Spagetti, Roll, Butter, Dessert $7.00 Karaoke Southern Nights We Ha ve P ull T abs!August 14 th December 2nd BLOOD DRIVE BLOOD DRIVEFREE Breakfast for donorsMusic & Dancing: Music & Dancing: A (Safe) Drug Drop Across Pinellas County, people gave drugs to the police Saturday. Operation Medicine Cabinet, a county-wide program for collecting unused, expired and unwanted medicines, collected over 846 pounds in a county-wide event. Such events, Gulfport Lieutenant Josh Stone noted, keeps children and pets from inadvertently consuming medicines. It also, he noted, keeps the drugs out of the water supply. If you missed the event, you can bring medicines to the Pinellas County Sheriffs prescriptions for proper disposal; call your pharmacy to check. Circus McGurkis Seeks Vendors Circus McGurkis is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. at Lake Vista Park in St. Petersburg. Organizers are actively seeking participants and vendors for this years event. Registration is required for you to participate as a vendor or community group. Register at www.circusmcgurkis. org or call 727-346-8598 or e-mail to QuakerCircusMcGurkis@gmail. com Children, schools and non-selling, certain items for a $35 registration fee. The registration fee for all other vendors is $45. Registration forms and fees must be received postmarked by October 19th. After that date, you must register the day of the event and all fees are an additional $10. Also known as the Peoples Fair, admission to Circus McGurkis is free and all are welcome.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 43 Keeping Gulfport Weird a Second TimeBy Cathy Salustri went to the girl dressed as Pippy Longstocking, or the father-son team who raced down Beach Boulevard in capes, or perhaps the politician with the to his three-wheeler. Really, the weird award could go to anyone. Heres just a smattering of the competitors from the second annual Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon you be the judge of weird. Also, a hearty congratulations to Lupe Gagnon, the athlete untimed event, which included the traditional run-bike-swim components of a triathlon. A Garden of GoddessesKrystella Danse, portraying Bastet, the Egyptian Cat Goddess, poses as Hecates Circle sings to the crowd at Saturday nights Enchanted Garden of the Goddess in Artists Alley. Torches lit the path from the sculpture garden to the stage. Throughout the garden performers represented goddesses from around the world. Care to Paint the Mirror Lake Library? The Friends of Mirror Lake Library invite you and your friends to participate in Paint the Library 2012, a Plein Air Painting Festival at Mirror Lake Library in downtown St. Petersburg. Spend the day outside in the cool fresh air painting the scene around beautiful 1915 Beaux Arts style Mirror Lake Library and historic grounds, 280 Fifth Street N. in St. Petersburg. Painting takes place on Saturday, October 20th, one day only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in a judged event offering $1000 in prize money and limited entry to 30 artists. Open to any artist 15 years of age and older (artists younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian present during Festival). Register online today at: http:// www.paintthelibrarystpete.org/ entryform.html. Deadline is October 13th. Entry fees are $40. Annual Post 125 and SAL Golf Tournament The 17th Annual Post 125 and SAL Golf Tournament will be played on Sunday, October 21st at Mainlands Golf Course with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. Awards are 1st Place $160 per team, 2nd Place $80 per team and 3rd Place $60 per team with a 4 person Best Ball of $40 per person. Event includes food, prizes and 50/50s at Post 125. Donations will go to All Childrens Hospital, Hospice and Wounded Warriors. Signup sheets are available at Post 125. Call Bill Jonas at 384-6293, Ron DeBucci at 686-8695 or Frank McCall at 2154785. Sign up and pay by October 7th. Childrens Gymnastics Class Sunshine Gymnastics at the Gulfport Recreation Center is an ongoing class on Thursdays from 5:30-6:15. Skills introduced on balance beam, cartwheel mat, spring board, incline mat and back handspring mats. Ages 4-12 $28 per month/$15 registration. Call Barbara at 804-9400.
44 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 By Cathy Salustri By 1972, the United States had shipped two-thirds of its ground troops to Vietnam since the start of the decade. Karen Taddeo volunteered as a teachers aide for her moms friend, and the teachers son was killed in Vietnam, she says the war really hit home. She saw an advertisement for a prisoner of war bracelet in a magazine and she ordered it. I knew the POWs were being mistreated, Karen remembers as she tells the story to a small group during a lull at her husbands restaurant, Gulfport Cafe. The point [of the bracelet] was bringing [that information] to the masses. The premise I was under was, if they come back, you can send it back to them. She wore the bracelet through college, until the United States made the announcement that it would pull troops out of Vietnam. She had no clue whether or not the prisoner whose name encircled her wrist on a metal band made it home. I just kind of tucked it in the back on my jewelry box, she says. Every time she opened the box, she thought of the young man taken prisoner in Vietnam. She tried to recently as a few years ago, she couldnt track him down. Her husband, Armand, offered to try Googling the name one more time. Almost 45 years to the day after Captain Lauren Lengyel became a prisoner of war, Karen and Armand found his phone number. Even then, making the call, she says, didnt come easily to her. I needed a day to emotionally get ready, she says. Frankly, I was afraid. She punched in his number, and a man answered the phone. She told him she was looking for Lauren. He told her he was Lauren. when she told him about the bracelet, she says. He was excited. It turns out Karen wasnt the only woman who thought of him while he was a POW. The woman Ive been married to for 53 years, he told her, is the woman who waited for me. After his release, Captain Lengyel returned to the United States and married his girlfriend. They live on a farm and have three sons in Texas. Two of his sons followed his footsteps and joined the Air Force and he was traveling soon, he told her, to pin a silver star on his sons chest. Hes now 77. I would love to send you the bracelet, she told him. I wore it the whole time. In August, she mailed him the bracelet, just like she vowed to do in 1972. Its like a closure thing to me, she says. Thanks to Gulfportian Margo Scannell for tipping us off to this story. Send your news and information to News@theGabber.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustritheGabber.com. Local Businesswoman Honors 1972 Promise Whether it Needs it or Not...Photos by Phil Bishop Ren Jalbert got her hair cut on her 60th birthday. She had to, really. You see, she's been getting her hair cut every decade whether it needs it or not, usually on her birthday. It started in NYC when she was ten years old and got her very in her young twenties, but otherwise, every ten years, she gets a haircut. The cut-off hair was donated to Locks of Love.
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 45 Common Sense MarvinI cant put you people down for a minute, can I? I leave for three straight out the damn window. OK, that may not be a fair accusation, in part because Im not so narcissistic as to believe anyone does anything based on what I write, here or elsewhere (this includes notes left for El Cap around the house), and in part because, really, who are we kidding? Common sense rarely exists when decisions get made based on winning an election. Except for St. Pete Beach Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlan. It pains me to say this, because the vice mayor drives me crazy: he tells me what he thinks I should write, behaving like a dog with a meaty, gristly bone when he wants to make sure I do the job he thinks I should. The problem? I often agree with him. More and more his use of common sense and good business senses impresses me. Perhaps thats because he owns a business and although the citys business deals with sewers and parks and Marvins business involves diamonds, it appears the fundamentals of spending money dont change. If you dont follow St. Pete Beach with bated breath, as I do (its an illness, people, dont judge me), you may not know exactly why I heap this dubious praise on our vice mayor. Its simple: he treats the city like he does his own business, not a public fund with which he can do as he pleases. Heres St. Pete Beachs dilemma: it needs x amount of dollars to keep the lights on, and thats more than it collected in taxes last year. However, that amount could go down drastically if the voters approve changing from city police to the county Sheriff in November. Since the new budget year started Monday, the city couldnt wait another two months to see what happened in the election and needed to budget for the worst case Everyone on the commission except Vice Mayor Shavlan was all hey, well just raise taxes, it needed to be done anyway, and while I generally agree that Floridians pay too few taxes, I liked Marvins proposal even better: take only what we need. responsibility so rarely seen when the vice mayor asked the commission to consider raising taxes only enough to stash enough money in the reserves to meet city goals. How then, you may wonder, would the city pay for the police department if the voters didnt approve outsourcing? Vice Mayor Shavlan suggested the city secure a loan in case that happened; if the voters approved outsourcing the police, the city could simply repay the loan early. He argued that the city planned to pay off a loan in the immediate future, so continuing those payments on a new loan wouldnt change the game substantially. Add to that the growing public sentiment that the voters and several of the police themselves want to outsource the police, and his plan not to raise taxes quite so much made common and business sense. vacation? Watching this all replay on my computer the day after the commission seized Marvins idea with both hands, but as I watched the meeting progress, I realized that not one of the commissioners even considered the idea. Meetings should allow for an exchange of ideas, right? Yeah, not so much. Marvin put forth an idea (one, he tells me, 85% of the people who contacted him loved), and the commission essentially ignored him. That disappoints me. I understand that past commissions had kept the one resident said, if each commission had raised just a little, the city wouldnt face the dire straits it does today. Hes right, but my point and I believe Mavins is that this is too much, and for the wrong reasons. This commission could have raised the tax rate a little, enough to get the ball rolling, and used the loan as a backup plan. Then, if the voters decided they wanted to keep the police, the city could have raised taxes to pay off the loan next year. It almost makes too much sense for a politician to come up with this idea. Im impressed. With the rest of the commission? Them, not so much. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e
46 Gabber October 4 October 10, 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 St. Pete Beach: Codes Q: What is the proper process for reporting a suspected codes violation and how long should one expect resolution to take? How can a complainant check on the status of a complaint? Can a complaint be anonymous? A: George Kinney, the head of St. Pete Beachs Community Development Department, answered this. Reporting code violations. This process varies from one situation to next, Kinney explains, but normally it begins with a complaint from a in question. From there, she can decide whether or not the property violates person who complained (although, since people may complain anonymously or not leave contact information, this isnt always possible). or send out a Notice of Violation (NOV), which includes the nature of the violation, mitigation recommendations, and a time frame for compliance, Kinney says. Time-frame for resolution. This, too, will vary, depending on the in Florida). While the abatement period (time the property owner has to start ticking until the owner receives notice, which can add another 30 days onto the process. Tracking. Currently, the best way to track a code enforcement action is to speak directly with the CEO. Call 363-9211 to report a violation or check the status of a complaint. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club is pleased to invite the public to join them for their Monies raised at these fund raisers go to support service projects on the local level as well as the national. Money collected at this event will go to support their Christmas toy shop. On Saturday, October 6th, from 7-11 a.m., they will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for a donation of only $5 in their clubhouse on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. The address is 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind the Gulfport Marina. They hope to see you there. Your help is always appreciated.Polish American Society The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) is open for dinner from 3-4:30 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.) and dancing (4-7 p.m.) on Sundays. On October 7th they will have Pulaski Day with Polish food and the Northern Sound band. Put your dancing shoes on or just come to tap your toes. Membership is not required. Bring the whole family (children welcome) and come support our Polish heritage. Call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org. Naturalist Reading Group at Boyd Hill their new Naturalist Reading Group series at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., from 7-8 p.m. starting October 11th. The group will read and discuss works of important naturalists such as Leopold, Thoreau, Rawlings, Carr, etc. This months reading will be a short selection from A Sand County Almanac entitled Thinking like a Mountain. The selection can be found online as a PDF and copies are also available at the front desk at the preserve. Joining is free and recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.stpeteparksrec. org/boyd-hill.html or call 727893-7326. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 47 e PlusIf you receive (or will soon be eligible to receive) Medicare, congratulations. Y ou've earned it. However some people find that Medicare doesn't go quite far enough. If yo u find yourself in the market for a Medicare Advantage Part D plan (MAPD), consider Florida Healthcare Plus. Crystal Parks and Bill Hager agents for Florida Healthcare Plus, sat down with us to explain what they call the "definite advantages" of the program. "This plan has some unique aspects," Bill Hager an agent with Florida Healthcare Plus, says. Those aspects include a zerodollar copay unlimited transportation to the gym and doctor's office, one free "grocery trip" every month, and Silver Sneakers gym memberships These are V alue Added items at no charge to the beneficiary! Yo u also get up to $1000 a year for hearing aids, something not covered under Medicare, as well as a $100 allowance for eyewear and exams. The vision benefit offers a generous allowance for all your eyewear so not.only will you see well, but you will look good too! All of the plans offer preventive dental services and additional plan benefits to assist in maintaining your healthy smile. This has 100% coverage for preventive services like Cleanings, X-Rays, and Oral Exams. The plans also include a prepaid debit card, reloaded monthly with up to $50 you can spend on approved health supplies at one of these popular locations: W algreens, CVS, Wi nn-Dixie, Family Dollar and Dollar General Stores. Florida Healthcare Plus also offers worldwide emergency room coverage as well as Part B reimbursement (up to $1,198 per year) on some plans. Florida Healthcare Plus started in Miami in 2004 as an individual health plan. They were contracted with Medicare in 201 1. Their corporate is located in Coral Gables with satellite offices in T ampa, Orlando and Palm Beach. Florida Healthcare Plus expanded to 10 additional counties, including Pinellas for 2013 benefits. Enrollment for these plans starts next Monday on October 15, and runs through December 7 Yo u still keep your original Medicare; you never lose that, but Florida Healthcare Plu s offers you benefits that can help improve your quality of life. Florida Healthcare Plus offers a zero premium to the insured on most plans. There are five different plans available and Crystal or Bill will be happy to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision and select a plan that fits your specific needs.Florida Healthcare Plus A Health Plan With a Medicare Contrac tPaid AdvertisementCrystal Parks and Bill Hage rContact: Bill or Cr ystalfor more details. Bill Hager, Benets Consultant Cr ystal S. Parks, Benets Consultant(813) 464-5004 (727) 423-6600 WHager@FloridaHealthcarePlus.com CParks@FloridaHealthcarePlus.com
48 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Boys Being Boys Dogs bite boys twice as often as they do girls. Why? Boys play rough. Its true. Boys pour salt on slugs, throw rocks at cars, light things BB guns. Girls? Yeah, they can be mean, bossy and loud, but they arent typically roughhousers, and statistically that pays off. Check out the stats at cdc.gov. Last week I got a call from a distraught mom. Her 3-year-old boy kicked the dog, and the dog bit him on the head. From a humanistic point of view, that dog shouldnt live with children. He bites. End of discussion ... from that standpoint. An important question remains, though: Why did the kid kick the All children, and especially boys, have to be taught how to handle and care for a dog if theyre going to live in the same house with one -for the dogs sake and their own. A mother of 9-year-old and 12-yearold boys e-mailed me a few months ago regarding the family dog, who had been aggressive toward strangers and other dogs but not her kids. In fact, her kids can pull his ears and tail, take his food, sit on him, etc. with no problems. She later signed off with, We love this dog, but know we cant risk the safety of others. Boy, oh, boy... Thats some kind of love. This week I got an e-mail from another mom, proud of the fact that her dog doesnt bite. Charlie is never aggressive, even when my 30-monthold son hits him in the head with the remote control or a plastic golf club. Not aggressive? Not yet. Little boys playing rough is part of boys being boys. But when little boys play rough with dogs, theres a good chance someones going to get hurt. The behaviors these women describe go beyond playing rough. Its animal abuse. And its only a matter of time before the family dog -- thats only been aggressive toward strangers or has never been aggressive at all -turns on his own family. Its the parents job to keep their kids safe. Its the parents responsibility to know better, to teach the child, to train the dog. Boys will be boys. Theyre curious. They play rough. They wrestle; they tackle; they throw punches. And sometimes, if they never learn better, they grow up to be men who play rough. All of the players in the Michael mens bodies who like to play rough. What does a little boy whos allowed to hit his dog, sit on him and pull his tail and ears become when he grows up? A dog lover? A humanitarian? Or a man with so little respect for life that he would slam a dogs body to the ground because it didnt show Five years ago, as Vick read his statement declaring his innocence of all charges against him, his mother, Brenda Boddie, stood by his side. I would like to say to my mom Im sorry for what she has had to go through in this most trying of times. A month later, he changed his tune -and his plea. For all of Vicks accomplishments, I doubt his mom is proud. None of those moms are proud. Their sons were convicted of heinous crimes against animals. Boys will be boys? Only if no one teaches them better. This polydactyl (extra toes on all four paws) kitty is a real jewel. Her fur coat is snow white with a patch of grey on her head and a thick grey tail. She sports a Siamese feature with slightly crossed beautiful eyes. Miss Mittens dogs. At 5 months, she also has a twin brother, Logan who is also adoptable. Call Save Our Strays at 727481-5262 or visit saveourstraysinc.com to check out our other felines. Save Our Strays SPCA Pet of the WeekMeet CoCo! She is a majestic black cat. CoCo is 3 years old and enjoys the company of other cats. She loves to chase cat wands and bat her toys around in her pod. Dont get her wrong though, as much as she loves to play, she also loves to cuddle! CoCo loves some downtime by her humans side where she can be petted, brushed and loved. Adopt CoCo today at SPCA Tampa Bay for only $15. Come Visit at 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo today!
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Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 51 GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. GARAGE DOOR REPAIRSBroken Springs, Openers, Rollers, Tune-Ups, Cables, Out of Tracks, Same Day Service. Other Services Available. Bill, 727-331-0855. Lawn/Landscape LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. Coppolas/Y utzy Tr ee ServiceW eve Merged322-0890 CER TIFIED ARBORISTVisit www .Y utzyT reeSer vice .comLicensed Insured Wo rk mans Comp 60+Ye ars Combined Experi ence Lic.# FL-0203ACommerical and Residential Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508 Miscellaneous Service NEED HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Shopping, Errands, Light Chores. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. One Call Does it All! 1-888-WEEL GUY 1-888-933-5489. 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. Business Opportunity FREE HOME INTERNET BUSINESSBuy, Sell, Auction. Yours and Theirs. New and Used. National & International Products and Services. www.FreeInternetBiz.ProtsOnLine.com Help Wanted SOMEONE NEEDED TO-Dismantle Vehicles. Prefer Experience, Must have own Tools. Mid St. Pete. 727-328-8004. Call for Appt. DRIVERS: LOCAL, GREAT PAY-& Benets. Home everyday. Pd. Holidays/Vac. 401K. CDLA. w/X end. School grads. Accepted 866-3583937. CAREGIVER FOR 90YR.-Old Women. Personal Hygiene, Light Housekeeping, Meals. F/T, Own Transportation, Good Attitude. Background Check. Dont need AHA or ANA or Nurse. Just a Caring, No Non-sense, Steady Helper. Leave Name and Phone Number and Brief Message with Wage you Require. Call Irena 727-347-0572. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Plumbing EXPERIENCED MAIDS For Private Homes & Condos. Drivers Only w/Clean License. Ex cellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. ROOM/BATH/POOL-In Exchange for 1020hrs. Personal Care, Housekeeping, Meals, Errands Etc. Seeking Mature Women with Transportation, Smoking tolerant. References/ Background Check. Donna 727-954-7316
52 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 1978 PACE CAR-Corvette. Only 2000 Miles. When Purchased only had 500 Miles $20,000. 2011 VIP Scooter $700. 727-360-8870. Got a Car Y ou W anna SellThe Good, The Bad The Ugly Call No w727-265-0058 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances BEAUTIFUL BISTO SET Counter Height, 42 Round Glass-Top, 4 Chairs, Palm Tree Detail. Gold/Black Color, Metal, Fabric Seats, Like New. $260. Assorted Glass Top Accent Tables, $30-$60 Each. Kitchen Table Set, Glass-Top 42 Round, Painted Metal, 4 Armchairs on Wheels, Cushion Seats, $75. Joy, 727-458-4782. STRESSLESS EKRONESReclining Chair. Black, Leather 10yrs. old. $300. 727-341-0666. TAPPAN MELLINNIUM GAS STOVE30 White, Working Condition, $99. 727-3431615. RATTAN SWIVEL ROCKER-Recliner, Ottoman, Table & 4 Chairs. $700. all 727-3840013. General 3X CAUSAL CLOTHES-Selling Cheaply. Mostly New. 727-343-0518. BOAT, MOTOR AND TRAILER-$3000. 10x6 Covered Utility Trailer $1400. Also 23 Mako 200 OCEANPRO Call Bob at 727-488-5805. FOLDING PICNIC TABLE WITH-Built-in Benches. $45. Reg. 4 person Hot tub, Good Condition, Works Good $900. obo Big 4x5 Blonde China Cabinet (3 drawers and Big storage underneath). Complete w/Stemware for 8 and Place setting for 8, Punch bowl, Butter keeper, Gravy bowl all $175 or can buy Glassware and Place settings Separately. Make Offer. Extra Heavy Duty Electric Hoveround Chair w/New Tires, Battery and Seat. $2000. obo. Small Table Saw w/Stand $25. 6800 watt Portable Generator $450. 727-417-2404. BAIT SHOP OPEN 5AMLive bait. Trader Vics Fishing. 7521 46th Ave. N. Reel Repair Available. 727-394-4393 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717.GOWNS & ACCESSORIESWomens Clothing. Lost a Loved One. Upgrading Clothing to Sell for help with Funeral Expenses. Sizes XL and Up. Great for Female Impersonators. Please Call Judy 727-5049144. 3 WHEEL SCOOTER-(for Disabled person). Brand New Battery $150. obo 727-323-1972.WANT YOUR WORK PUBLISHED? Essay, Poetry, Book. Complete: design, illustration, layout, copyrights, ISBN, Bar codes, e-book and print. Trace Taylor Publishing. 813-486-5437 APARTMENT SALESofa, Tables, TV, Clothes, Receiver, Misc. Stuff. 727-867-6248. Health & Fitness 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 DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP 1/2 PRICELearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. October 6th, 11a.m.-4pm. 727-517-9546. email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Academy of Arts, Inc.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 email@example.com 727-5962547. WANTED A OUTSIDE WATCH DOG-Who wont Bother Cats. 727-327-5717. Wanted OLDER POCKET KNIVES, ZIPPOS-and To bacco Pipes wanted by Private Collector. 727525-4584. WOMEN IN MIDLIFE,-Life Long Sailor, would Like to Share use, Expenses, and Care of a small Sailboat 12-16. Dock Available. 508413-9101. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that David Roy and Brian Roy, co-owners, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Roy Brothers Trim & Doors, Inc. located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. Oct. 4, 2012. Yard/Garage Sale HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD SALE-Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood. 58th St. S., 66th St. S., 1st Ave. S. to 7th Ave. S. Sat. Oct. 6th & Sun Oct. 7th 8am. Look for Balloons and Signs. FAMILY SALE-2626 49th St. S. Saturday 9am.-1pm. Paintings, Jewelry, Collectibles and Much More! FINAL MOVING SALE-Saturday 9:30am-? 1861 56th St. S. Queen Sofa Bed, Glasstop Dining Table, Christmas Crafts and Misc. OUTDOOR PLANTS-Beautiful Dresser, Filing Cabinets, Chairs, Misc. 5814 26th Ave. S. Friday & Saturday 9am.-2pm. NEW LINE OF CLOTHINGPetite, 1X-3X, Electronics, Shoes, Tools, Much More. Fri & Sat. 4507 15th Ave. S. 8am-4pm Automotive General Pets/Animals
Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 53 LOST CATMale, Tuxedo, black & white. Goes by Axle. Lost in the vicinity of 58th St. So & 20th Ave. (gone Since Wed. 9/25) 727906-6345 Real Estate for Rent STEPS TO POPULAR SUNSET-Beach (T.I.) Cute and Cozy 1BR. Includes Cable TV & W/S/T. $700/Mo. Don Taylor, REALTY EXECUTIVES. 727-470-2552 EXTREMELY CLEAN SUNNY-2BR Gulfport House, 1126 61st St. S. Next to Stetson, W/D Hook-up, CH/A, Ceramic tile oors, Off street rear parking. Tenant Pays Utilities and Yard work. Great Property Manager! No Section 8, No Smoking. $750/Mo. Call Sandy, 727-4182242. FREE RENT-For quick move-in. Nearly new re-do. Tile oors + laminate in bedrooms(2). New kitchen, AC, Windows and Roof. Fenced with patio/carport. 3862 12th Ave. S. Long time nice neighbors. Asking $750. (Furnished, if required). Call 727-347-3555 or 744-1335 if no answer. 1BR APT IN TROPICAL SETTING-Charming w/Private Entrance. Walk to Beach/Gulfports Art District. No Lease. $510/Mo. +Utilities. Contact Ciara 727-321-1786. 3BR/1BA/1.5BA/1CG-in Gulfport. W/Tile oors, Large Eat-in-Kithcen, New Roof/HVac, W/D Hook-up. No Smoking/Section 8. $1100/ Mo. +Utilities. $1100/Security. $45. Non-refundable Application Fee. Dave 727-244-2746. GULPORT AREA-2BR/1BA Newly Renovated Home. W/D, $700/Mo. 1st/last and $500/ Security, References Checked. No Smoking. NO Sec. 8. 727-346-8267. S. PASADENA-Les Chateaux 1 Large Bedroom, Upper. Near Stetson. Big Closets, Near Pool and Laundry, No Pets, Clean, $690/Mo. Plus $690 Security, Includes Water & Cable. Lease 727-347-1779 or 347-8298. MAGNIFICANT LOCATIONSmall single 1BR home. Beautifully landscaped, own driveway, storage shed, Must See! Perfect for Single Person. $675/Mo. & Utilities. Background Check. 727-410-6599. 1BR TOWNHOUSELarge Lanai, 2 Car Covered Carport, Steps To Gulfport Beach, Casino, Art District. Ideal for Senior. Newly Remodeled, New Appliances. $690/Mo. 727323-3028. 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. NEAR STETSON & PASADENA-Shopping. 3BR/2BA/1CG. New Carpet, Large Backyard, Excellent Conditon. $1000/Mo. +Security. 727345-7036. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. 5610 & 5612 18TH AVE. S.-Updated Large 1BR Duplex. Perfect for Retirees. Tile/Wood look Flooring. New A/C. Must See Inside. Non-Smoker, No Pets. $600-$625/Mo. 1st and $625/Security. Background Check. 727-3439309. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Secretary/Housekeeper possible live-in. 727289-3588. 2825 50TH ST S.-1/1, $595/Mo. 2/1, $695/Mo. 2/1 House $900/Mo. plus Security. Clean, Quiet and Remodeled. See Pics on Craigs List. 727-742-5140.BAYWAY ISLES PT. BRITTANYResort-style 55+ Community. Upper oor 2BR/2BA w/Water Views. Lovely Furnishings, All Amenities. $1100/Mo. Available Now. 678231-1667. SEASONAL RENTAL-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, $185/wkly. 1st/last week rent plus $250 Deposit. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727321-5146. POSTCARD LIKE VIEW-From 2BR/2BA Ceramic Tile Foyer, Kitchen, Bath, Hall. Eat-in Kitchen. Built-in Microwave. Gas Range. Full Size Dining room. Spacious living room. Ceramic tile Porch (glass inclosed). Gorgeous Lakeview. Large Master Bedroom with Walkin Closets. Master Bath and Guest Bath have step-in Shower. Guest Bedroom with Walk-in Closets, Built-in Cabinets and Murphy Bed. Large Utility room, Washer/Dryer, Built-in Storage and Window. Carport. $895/Mo. 727-3476030 or 727-656-8800. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ISLA CLUB BAHIA 2BR/2BA, Furnished, Fantastic View, Summer Rental $2000/Mo., 2 Month Minimum. Broadwater: 1BR/1BA Includes boat slip, covered parking, $1050/Mo. 1BR/1BA unfurnished, $750/Mo. Covered Parking, Waterview. 727-867-5536. firstname.lastname@example.org CUTE CLEAN 2BR GULFPORT HOUSE5310 Tangerine Ave. S. 1000SF, Across from Park, C/H/A, WD Hook-up. Tenant pays utilities and yard work. No Section 8, No Smoking. $750/Mo. Credit/Background Check. Please call Sandy 727-418-2242. GULFPORT 1BR APT.-New Carpet, Paint, Blinds. Extra Clean, Carport, $625/Mo. $500/ Security. 727-417-1462. GULFPORT REMODELED-Studios. $525 $575/Mo. Includes WSG, Cable, Quiet Location near Library on Beach Blvd. Tile Throughout, 1 Story. 727-345-4875. COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS-Zoned Commercial/General. 1848 50th St. S. 1500sqft, and 800sqft. $1000/Mo. Call Melissa Pegues. AFFORDABLE REALTY. 727-742-5805. CLEAN, COZY 1BR-on Lake Maggiore. Nice Neighborhood. A/C and All Utilities Included. No Dogs. $600/Mo. 1st/last/security. Call 727392-6212. Lost & Found Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent GULFPORT DUPLEX5025 28th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA, Porch, CHA, Ceiling fans, Parking. Smoke free. WG included. Butery garden and fruit trees. Pet negotiable. $800/mo. 727424-6085
54 Gabber October 4 October 10, 2012 $5001BR/1BA, Central Air, newly painted, very clean. Large livingroom & eating area. Large walk-in closet. Small Pet w/fee. 727-348-4833. TOWN SHORES WATERFRONT-large 1BR, almost 1100sqft. Furnished, over 55. Patio, steps to pool on the bay Rent includes cable, wi-, w/s/g. Covered parking. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 727-204-6767. Available now. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remodeled. $560/Mo. No Pets, Good Tenant Wanted. 4926 29th Ave. S. 727-777-0151 or 727-5431789.TOWN SHORES ANNUAL/SEASONAL2BR2BA Deluxe, Nottingham End Unit, Covered Parking. Magnicent Views. Available Furnished/Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. Accommodations to Share ROOM FOR RENT-Gulfport. $450/Mo. Utilities, Cable, Wi-Fi, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info. Clean! 727-831-7828. Real Estate Wanted RETIREE SEEKS AFFORDABLE-Apt. Rental in Gulfport. Non-Smoker, Non-Drinker, No pets 813-789-2436. Open Sunday July 8th 1 -4pm-To wn Shores Suzanne Olso n Realto r 727-641-2887 Suzanne Olso nRealto r727-641-2887 727 641 2887 72 7 6 4 4 1 2887 727 6 6 6 4 4 1 2887 Call Today Market Is Changing Call Today Market Is Changing How Does QE3 Effect your Real Estate Future? How Does QE3 Effect your Real Estate Future? Sold1201 28th Av e. N. Sold $218,000. 5980 Shore Blvd #410, SS List Price $125,000 5575 Gulf Blvd. 2/2 List Price $160,000 141 1 67th SS List Price $145,000 6452 Gulfport Blvd. SS List price $179,000 7984 Sailboat Key Blvd. #108 Sale price $305,000 7300 Sun Island Dr #306 Sold Price $268,400 9372 Oak St. NE Sold Price $265,000 427 Boca Ciega Pt. Blvd. N. Sold $235 Under Contract Properties4567 39th Street So., 3/2/2, Pool, Dock, Lift. Listed at $335,000 7301 Sun Island Dr #704 List price $225,000 850 23rd Ave. N. List Price $250,000 5980 Shore Blvd #410, SS List Price $125,000 1411 67th Ave. S. SS List Price $145,000 6540 Gulfport Blvd. SS List price $110,000This W eeks Featured Listing OPEN SUNDA Y 1-4pm 3128 59th Street South, T own Shores Eton #402 1BR/1BA, Beach, Bay and V illage V iews. New Windows, Carpet, Paint $74,500. Sold Properties5980 Shore Blvd. #1011 Diplomat. Sold Price $145,000250 126th Ave. #202 T.I. Sold Price $90,00 01201 28th Av e. N. Sold $218,000. 5575 Gulf Blvd. 2/2 Sold Price $160,000 7984 Sailboat Ke y Blvd. #108 Sale Price $305,000 7300 Sun Island Dr. #306 Sold Price $268,400 9372 Oak St. NE Sold Price $265,000 427 Boca Ciega Pt. Blvd. N. Sold Price $235,000 7401 Bay Island Dr. #137 Sold Price $140,000August TrendsAverage Days on Marke t Properties For Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale COME LIVE ON ST. PETE BEACH! 2BR/2BA Condo, 1240 HtdSF, Balcony w/Shutters. Gat ed Complex, Resort Style Amenities, 3 Blocks to Gulf Beach. Sorry, No Pets. $144,900. Also, 1BR Furnished Condo, West Side of Gulf Blvd. $89,900. Joy Hyland, Realtor, COLDWELL BANKER, RES. REAL ESTATE. 727-4584782. TOWN SHORES 55+ MANCHESTER-508. 2/2 w/Florida room on the Water. Covered Parking. Bring the Cat! Price to Sell @ $99,900. Bill Sampson Jr. BAIRD REALTY GROUP 727-776-7280. CAUSEWAY VILLAGE-South Pasadena. 2BR/1.5BA, Stackable Washer/Dryer, Newer Carpet, Roof Coating, Shed, Carport, Screen Porch. $5995. 727-417-1462. Sunday 1pm3pm.
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