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No. 2288 December 13 December 19, 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 Three Seats But Only One Race in GulfportBy Cathy Salustri This March, only the Gulfport mayorship remains up for grabs. Although three seats on city council Ward Two, Ward Four, and the mayors seat came up for re-election, only one race has more one running against Christine Brown in Ward Two and no one qualifying to run against Michael Fridovich in Ward Four, both challengers in those wards won the seats without campaigning. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson and former Vice Mayor Bob Worthington will face off for the mayors seat in March. The Ward Four seat currently held by San Henderson will go to newcomer Michael Fridovich in mid-March. Mr. Fridovich spoke out against See Candidates, page 7 A-Caroling They GoGreg Stemm sings out as a troop of carolers stroll along Beach Boulevard Saturday evening. The carolers wove their way between the crowds and vendors leaving the Holiday Hoopla and gathered singers as they walked. After walking through the festivities, they performed in front of the Casino stage. There in a Flash!By Cathy Salustri One second people stood around, watching the band at this Saturdays Holiday Hoopla. The next moment, music started and that loose collection of people milling about in front of the Casino eased into a choreographed dance. The Holiday Hoopla Flash mobs, generally organized in secret, involve a group of people meeting in public and, on one persons cue, starting to perform. Saturdays group, which included wellknown locals such as chamber personality Margo Scannell, Gecko Ball organizer Jon Ziegler, and several trained dancers rehearsed See Hoopla, page 2 Severance Pay for Beach PoliceST. PETE BEACH When the city switches to the Pinellas County severance packages as provided for will receive severance packages of between $1,000 and $10,000, dependent on their length of service Captain Dean Horianopoulos, who isnt represented by the union. City Commissioners voted to award Captain Horianopoulos $10,000 severance based on his length of service. City Manager Mike police chief was also compensated separately. This does not affect their employment ability with the PCSO; each has a job offer from the PCSO at their present rate of pay.
2 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 A Sailors ChristmasWhile Christmas up north means snow and winter carnivals, in Gulfport and on St. Pete Beach, it means boat parades. This past weekend both cities lit up Boca Ciega Bay with power and sailboats decked out for the season. Hoopla, from front pagein secret for several weeks up to the performance. Margo Scannell asked Lillie Cintron, who works with the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, to help choreograph the number. Cintron brought in trained dancers to work alongside the locals in the two months Some of the dancers you saw on and have not trained as dancers, so it was part of my effort to get them a beautiful experience and very all of us, much deeper than what the public saw there in just 4 minutes of performance. The audience really got up on their feet dancing and cheering with us, as many commented they had never seen anything like it, Ms. Cintron told the Gabber later. mob, although many people just knew something would happen oclock Saturday night a crowd of bystanders gathered and watched the people who milled around, waiting for their cue. Some people, after they learned expressed surprise. would have thought it was Gulfport, Gulfport resident Jon Kile said. People dancing in unison in Gulfport is fairly normal.Holiday Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class Learn to make great food and cookies for a merry holiday season. This is a fun and interactive cooking class for kids held at the Warren Webster building at 1500 Pass-aGrill Way from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13th. The class is$10 per child. A parent or adult must accompany the child in the class. You must pre-register by Monday, December 11. Class size is limited. For more information or to register, contact the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245.
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4 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Cal Brown New Fitness Equipment For Community CenterST. PETE BEACH Coming soon to the gym at the citys community center: two new treadmills and two new recumbent bicycles. The city commission approved spending just over $16,000 for two new Precor treadmills and two new recumbent bicycles, all commercial-grade equipment rather than treadmills and bikes designed for home use. Were keeping the current equipment [and] were inheriting the equipment the police had, Recreation Director Jennifer McMahon said, explaining that the police equipment consists of strength-training equipment, including a bench press and a Smith machine. The city gym will expand into part of the Upham room in the next week. According to McMahon, between equipment daily, a number she expects to increase with the citys participation in the Silver Sneakers program. week, McMahon said and hopefully more with the addition of the new equipment and the expansion, we hope to gain more. Corey Avenue Holiday Car & Truck Show The Corey Area Business Association is hosting its second Holiday Car & Truck Show on Saturday, December 15th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music by Joel & Dakota, father/son duo from Tarpon Springs and frozen treats provided by Konaand held on the 300-400 Block of Corey Avenue. Registrations are now being accepted. Pre-registration ends one week before show. Show is open show to all years, makes and models and is a judged show. There will be 63 total awards. Event runs rain or shine. Entry fee is $15 pre-registered $20 day of show. Cars for sale are $10 day of show. Corey merchants are open during show hours. For registration form call 727-5478082 or go to www.premiumcarshows. com. Show is sponsored by Premium Productions, CABA and City of St Pete Beach.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 5 Jolly Trolley Party On Friday, December 14th at 7 p.m. the Gulfport Historical Society will host a party and trolley ride to view Christmas light displays. Meet at the museum at 7 for the tour which will feature carol singing as they ride led by Gail Biron. Following the tour you will return to the museum for seasonal refreshments and a chance to visit. Reserve early as the trolley only seats 25 people. A donation to help defray the cost of the trolley would be appreciated. Call Miki at 321-5705 to reserve your place. News from the Gulfport Historical Society CORRECTION Last week the Gabber inadvertently ran a truncated quote from Vice Mayor Sam Henderson. Below, read the correct quote from last Tuesday night's city council meeting. The Gabber apologizes to the vice mayor for the error. uphold the Human Rights Ordinance... if anyone at this point has a problem, its going to be the Boy Scouts of America. What youre doing and what youre standing up for is absolutely worth standing up for. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, who addressed both Ms. Lowe and local Cub Scouts representative Frank Zigmund. Mr. Zigmund assured the city that the local Cub Scouts would not discriminate. CORRECTION: Protection for Gulfport Police Last week the Gabber reported that the city council voted to in the event the council wished to disband the city police department. This was wrong; although initially council discussed putting such a supermajority in place, it ultimately decided to require a the city police force. The Gabber apologizes to the council, police,
6 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Come See Our Ne w Look, Something f or Every one! Over 30 V endor Shops Consignment Boutique Contract P ost Office Shipping & Mailing Supplies Notary Services3115 Beach Blvd. South / Gulfpor t, FL 33707 / 727-381-8548 www .Gulfpor tBeachBazaar .comHour s : Mon Thurs 9-5 / Fr i & Sat 9 9 / Sun 9 2 A Fun Little Bazaar in a Bizarre Little To wnAn eclectic stor e since 1972 City of Gulfport Holiday Decorations Contest! Gulfport residents, are you ready to get in the holiday spirit and brighten up our City for the holiday season? Then its time to enter the City of Gulfports Holiday Decorations Contest. Stop by the Gulfport Recreation Center or City Hall to pick up an application to enter your home or business. Santa and his Elves will be judging on Monday evening, December 17th. No one knows what time the big red sleigh will travel through the City of Gulfport, but please be ready by 6 p.m. Deadline to enter the contest is noon, Monday, December 17th. There are two theme categories: general and commercial. The general theme is for single/ joint home only and the commercial theme is for single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. Winners will be announced in the December 20th edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized and presented plaques at the Gulfports City Council meeting your fantastic holiday creation! Call 893-1068 for further information. Experience a Live Nativity St. Petersburg Community Church invites you to experience a live, outdoor nativity on December 15th and 16th from 6:30-9 p.m. Visitors will follow a path of luminaries as they stroll through an outdoor display Along the way, the story of the nativity comes to life as costumed characters portray Caesar Augustus, Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds, and Wise Men. Visitors will hear the scripture from the Bible as they view each scene. Approximate time to complete the walk will be about 30 minutes. They encourage you to bring your whole family to share in the true meaning of the season. After your walk, join them for refreshments. The event is free and will take place at the church located at 4501 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Contact the church at 727-525-0012 or visitwww.gracetograce.org.Food for the Needy food drive for those in need. Bring your non-perishable donations to 2500 34th Street S. through December 16th. You
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 7 Candidates, from front pagethe beach smoking ban and recently appeared at city council meetings; councilman in the new year. Former Ward Four Councilwoman Mary Stull declared her candidacy just Friday and submitted her qualifying paperwork just before the deadline Monday at noon. Election workers could only verify nine of her 19 submitted petition cards; to qualify as a candidate, hopefuls must submit 10 Ms. Stulll lost Ward Four to the citys current Vice Mayor, Sam Henderson, in 2009, by 379 votes. Now the vice mayor, in 2009 Henderson also beat challenger Courtland Yarborough by 312 votes and challenger Pam Prell by 473 votes. Councilman Henderson ran unopposed for Ward Four in 2011. He will not run for Ward Four, choosing instead to run for mayor. All voters must choose between Vice Mayor Henderson and former Worthington. Vice Mayor Henderson declared his candidacy when twodecade Mayor Mike Yakes opted not to run for re-election. Gulfport native Bob Worthington declared his mayoral candidacy earlier this year, shortly after the 2012 elections and before Mayor Mike Yakes said he would not run again. incumbent Harry Brodhead by 73 2008, he beat unknown Angela Leiner received just over 57% of the votes with Ms. Leiner receiving just under from council. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon won his seat unopposed that same year. Christine Brown will take Barbara Banno as the Ward Two representative in March. Ms. Brown, a school teacher at Boca Ciega High School, ran twice 2005 and again in 2007. Both times Ms. Brown lost by less than the 258 votes that went to a second challenger, Banno elected not to run this term, leaving Ms. Brown unopposed in the race. Ms. Brown stays active in the community. She has served on the Gulfport Historical Society board for many years. She also served on the Millenium Committee, several charter review committees, and she currently serves as a teen council advisor. Her daughter, Elizabeth, edits the Boca Ciega High School newspaper, Hi-Tide and, as a family, Ms. Brown, her daughter, and her husband, Lou Worthington play an integral role in the Community Emergency Response on Ms. Brown after the holidays. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
8 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Free Christmas Concert at the Palladium Make this Christmas season special by attending The Glory of Christmas on Sunday, December 16th, the fourth annual Christmas musical extravaganza at the Palladium Theater. Over 150 musicians and singers will perform traditional songs of the season as well as new musical productions. The Second Time Middle School Chorus will perform individually and join with the chorus have sung this Christmas favorite in your school or college days, bring your music and join the performers The program is sponsored by The the pastor, and also plays trumpet with the Rounders. There will be two performances at the Palladium Theater on Sunday, December 16 at 3 and 7 p.m. The concert is free to the public. Polish American Society The Polish American Society, 1343 Sundays. Starting with the January 6th, 2013 schedule will be one hour earlier. Their next dance is December 16th with New Soundz Band. Dance polkas, waltz on their ballroom herring on the menu. Please RSVP for dinner.Dance is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org. Enjoy a Bonre and Caroling St. Albans Episcopal Church welcomes all visitors and the community to a time of friendship and fellowship on Friday, December 14th beginning at 6 p.m. They will gather in and around the Parish Hall building at the corner of 85th Avenue and Boca Ciega Drive. They will sing Christmas carols and lots of food will be on hand such as hot dogs, Sloppy Joes, smores and hot chocolate. Come one, come all! All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. There is a suggested donation $5. Please do let them know if you are coming so that they may prepare properly. Call 727-360-8406.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 9 Parking Judge Comes to the Beach parking ticket on St. Pete Beach and to a circuit court youll plead your case in front of the citys special magistrate Herbert Langford. The city already has a special magistrate to hear code violations; Mr. Langford will absorb these cases into his current caseload as the citys special magistrate.Guacamole Guy Comes to Fresh Market The Guacamole Guy cant wait to bring anything but the best from fresh guacamole and salsas, Red Roma and Tangy Tomatillo, to the Corey Fresh Market on Sunday, December 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. a bundle will receive a free t-shirt all your future purchases. So, make sure you are there early enough to be the very the Corey Fresh Market. Charlies Seafood, Lilly The Lash Chilrens Books, Wooks Beef Jerky, Hoola Hoops, Sand Art and so much more, including Corey merchants open during market hours, makes the Corey Fresh Market the largest shopping venue on Sundays at St. Pete Beach. Enjoy live music by Lightning Jack & His Steel Drum. Free parking, downtown St. Pete Beach. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com.Pinellas Youth Symphony Concerts Pinellas Youth Symphony will present Holiday Chamber Ensembles Concert on Friday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children and students. Tickets are and by phone. Performing groups include String, Woodwind and Brass Chamber Ensembles. Their Holiday Orchestra Concert will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 3 p.m. at the Palladium $2 children and students. Tickets are available at the Palladium Performing groups include Pinellas Youth Symphony, Serenade Strings, Pinellas Youth Philharmonic and Symphonic Strings. Visit www.pysmusic.org.
10 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 LettersA Safety Reminder Dear Editor : On Wednesday, December 5th there was an attempted break-in at my house and the house across the street. GPD expressed that it might have been high school students as it was an early release walked up and down some streets in our area checking to see how many cars were locked and found a lot were unlocked and easily accessible! keep everything locked up. Thanks! Catherine Dunaway AltRegarding Christmas Boat Parade Route Dear Editor: This letter is in Saturday night, December 8th Boca Ciega Yacht Club held their 27th Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade. Members spend many hours planning and decorating their boat in hopes of sharing holiday spirit with the surrounding communities. This year our parade leader was Larry Tieman, the owner of American Marine Services and the TowBoat US Service provider for the West Coast of Florida. He reviewed our intended route and studied the area in front of Williams Pier. Larry determined that maneuver through so many anchored boats including the one that has been sunk for quite some time. Please note that Larry, along with his captains, assist and lead several holiday parades, some simultaneously. Piloting a sailboat decorated with would have loved to have traveled our traditional route but safety is our me, no one was more disappointed than myself. On a lighter note we broke a record for the number of boats entered, 28! The decorations and creativity just get better with each passing year. Happy Holidays One and All,Barbara Meyer Past Commodore 2003 BCYC Christmas Boat Parade Chair 2012Where is Bill? Dear Editor : What's going on at the Gabber? No Bill Northrop page since he got scolded about his political back. been gone for vacation but since it hasn't been sick. Unless he's ready to come back please tell his admirers when he'll be back.Dolores Morton Wildlife needs Protection Dear Editor Gulfport Cafe for nearly 4 years now. We are directly across from Wood there on a daily basis. Over the past 4 years, we have phoned the police regarding various incidents of abuse to the abundant wildlife that reside at the park, some of which include Heron, Pink Spoonbills, Mallards, Muscovy Ducks, turtles, etc. While signs are posted stating 'No Netting of any Kind', and 'Removal of Wildlife prohibited', these are routinely times we have seen people netting ducks from the lake. The park was once home to at least 20 Muscovy ducks. There are now 3. One evening Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to email@example.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. this past year, a man was spotted removing the ducks and placing them in cages! The lake is quite shallow and there. One fellow was baiting the water with bread and then scooping Last year we had a Blue Heron McClaughlin, tried to capture this poor creature in order to prevent imminent starvation! Sadly, we could not. On another occasion, one of my customers observed a fellow snagging a turtle on his line last year! He told her 'the turtles keep getting in his way.' This past Saturday, a cormorant was found at the lake with a hook in its mouth. There is no sport in as possible and in the interim, leave one, am tired of the disregard for the Armand Taddeo
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 11 Grand Opening Under New Management SpecialFor A Limited Ti me only Monday Friday ALL Double Load Machines 7 am 7 pm $1.00 7 pm 7 am $1.25 All W eekend Long $1.50 1611 58th Street South / Gulfport, FL 33707 OPEN 24-7 Next to Gulfport Mini Mart All New MachinesBEST Prices in T ownY our Neighborhood Laundromat Bayway Bridge Closures Update The Florida Department of close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until 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 to the Pete Beach and the bridge for more information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories can also get e-mail updates about the Bayway construction project. Efirstname.lastname@example.org and ask to receive Bayway detour information. Pinellas Democratic Club to Meet At the December 13 meeting of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club guests will celebrate the holiday season and the results of the November election even as they remember what Pinellas and other hard-working Democrats everywhere achieved. Music by the renowned should put everyone into a festive mood. Children will be remembered with each guests donation of an unwrapped gift appropriate for a young child. The meeting which will be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, will start with 6 p.m., followed by a delicious buffet Betty Morganstein at 727-3603971. This club welcomes anyone interested in political and/or social involvement.
12 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Chanukah Celebration Come and enjoy this wonderful time of the year with us by attending the Chanukah celebration at BethEl Shalom. They will be lighting our gigantic 10 ft. menorah as well as serving potato latkes, singing Chanukah songs, learning, dancing, playing games, and having fun. Bring your own menorah and candles and join them for their united lighting ceremony. They will be celebrating together on the seventh night of Chanukah, on Friday evening December 14th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at the corner of 17 St. and 29th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. All are welcome, free admission. Call 345-7777 or visit www. Jewishheritage.net. Players Audition for The Woman in Black The Gulfport Community Players will hold auditions for Stephen Mallatratts adaptation of The Woman in Black. Open auditions will be held at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport on Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th at 7 p.m. Eileen Navarro will be the director for this play and she will need two male actors, middle age or older a slight British accent. Auditions will be cold reading from the script. The play will run for three weeks, from February 21st through March 10th. However, there will be no rehearsals during the Christmas/ rehearsal will be on January 2nd at the Back Door Theater. This play is a creepy ghost story, set in Victorian England, that will keep the audiences on the edges of their in 1987, originally being billed as a Christmas ghost story. Auditions are open to everyone, regardless of their experience levels, so drop on by and try out for a part! Holiday Open House/ SPCA Tampa Bay Adopt, shop and tour their newly renovated cat and dog adoption areas on Friday, December 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Saturday, December 15th from 1-7 p.m. There will be free give-aways from the Homeward Bound Gift Shop. Donations of sheets, blankets, newspapers and empty paper towel rolls are appreciated!
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 13 Christmas in the CaribbeanJoey Tuttle, 9, Eli Tuttle, 5, and Jesse Bickford, 9, hitch a ride with Santa Saturday on St. Pete Beach. Instead of marching in a parade this year, Santa opted instead to take the Free Beach Taxi to three parks so he could spend some time visiting with kids. Check out Gulfport Toastmasters Looking to improve your speaking career? Win that job interview? Meet new people? Gulfport Toastmasters is the right place for you! Stop in and be their guestthey meet every Wednesday night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. at The Gulfport charge to be a guest, you can stop in as many times as youd like. You dont need to be a Gulfport resident either! They can also be reached via email email@example.com or 727-537-9096. Important Dates for School Choice Pinellas County Schools is holding a number of events over the next several weeks for families interested in magnet, fundamental and career academy programs. All of the nearly 60 individual programs will also host Discovery Nights in December and January so that families have a chance to talk with program representatives. Parents should also mark their calendars for these important dates: these programs will host Discovery Nights, to provide more information to parents and students. opportunities for eighth-grade application programs. Contact schools to set up opportunities. Programs application period. on to the Student Reservation system and accept an invitation during this period. All of these dates are important for parents who are interested in these programs and have children who will enter kindergarten through 10th grade next year. For more information, visit the district website, about the process or upcoming events, 727-588-6210.
14 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Christmas Concert at Park Place Wesleyan Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Avenue N. in Pinellas Park, will present their Christmas Musical Production Once Upon a Christmas on December 14th at 7:30 p.m., December 16th at 6 p.m. and December 19th at 7 p.m. Free admission, nursery provided. Call 526-3674 or visit www.ppwc.org. Gulfport Fresh Market Offers Gift Ideas A great selection of gifts is offered each week at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. The Fresh Market is more than just fresh produce. Hundreds of great gift ideas are available from over 50 Fresh Market vendors each week. Florida citrus fruit is in season at the Fresh Market and always makes a tasty gift. Other delicious gift ideas from the Market include artisan jams and jellies, hand-made candies, nuts, local honey, vegan specialties, artisan pastas and sauces, teas, gourmet olives and oils, and spreads. Holiday parties or hostess gifts may include fresh breads or cheese, fresh local seafood, Florida-raised meats, prepared gourmet foods, and a variety of desserts. Gift choices from non-food Fresh Market vendors are bountiful. Over six vendors offer a variety of handmade jewelry. Specialty earthfriendly hand-made soaps and other pamper-ready bath and body products are offered. Many local artists and crafters are on hand with original paintings, kitchen crafts, home dcor, fashions and accessories. Gifts for pets and pet-lovers include treats and doggie necessities. Live on hand each week. Many other unique items are available from Market vendors, each its own Mom and Pop business setting up in the open air every week. Live music in two locations is always featured. The village in which the Market takes place includes a variety of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance. Parking is free and convenient. Gulfports Fresh Market is a community-spirited gathering in a small, Old Floridastyle town. They offer food for your body and community spirit for your soul, and a welcome alternative to chain stores and malls. The Fresh Market is located on Gulfports Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday, except which includes evening hours, 9 a.m. the holidays on Tuesday, December their website at www.gulfportma. com or their Facebook page at www. facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email dan@ igc.org.Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members and guests will gather on Saturday, December 15 at the Lake Rich Village Club House for their annual Couples Christmas Social. Valerie social. They will prepare the meal for those attending. Each member is requested to bring an ornament to exchange and the men will exchange a food item gift. attended Tampa City Councils Silver very lovely luncheon and it was nice to celebrate the holiday season with sisters across the bay. For more information, please contact
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 15 Pasadena Community Church Concert Pasadena Community Church invites you and all your friends, family and neighbors to their Community Christmas Concert on will feature the choir and members instrumentalists. The Christmas story is told with wonderful new settings of many Christmas favorites including: Joy to the World, Here the Bleak Mid-winter. There is no admission charged; a free will offering will be taken. Come and be a part of this very special Christmas program. Pasadena Community Church is located at 227 70th Street S. in St. Petersburg. Visit www. pasadenacommunitychurch.org. Santa Photos with your Pet Your lovable pets can pose with Santa for a memorable photograph courtesy of PetSmart and Save Our Strays. Santa will be at PetSmarts Gateway Mall store on Saturday and Sunday December 15 and 16. The holidays are approaching so mark your calendar for fun pet poses. Call 727-481-5262 for details. Save organization that rehomes abandoned cats and kittens. Jazz on the Beach On Thursday, December 13th the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will hold a Christmas dinner/dance at Sun Boulevard, St. Petersburg. The Grand Floridian Orchestra will play from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Admission is $35 members, $40 guests. Reservations are required. Call 727-596-7142. Newton Avenue Christmas Stroll Eleven homes On Newton Avenue are decorated for the holidays! Come out and see your favorite Christmas story characters, Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, and many more. They are collecting new and used toys for the Christmas Toy Workshop of St. Pete. Lights are lit from 6:30-9:30 nightly in the 5600 block of Newton Ave. S. Sunday Market in St. Pete Beach Best produce in St. Pete Beach is at the Sunday Market held at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Held every Sunday, all year around from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to the famed Don CeSar Hotel. The market includes fresh farm produce, food, music, art, 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. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on December 21st at 10 a.m. and learn the proper way to water plants. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet Natalie in the Pavilion.
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 17 W ash & Set $14 Highlight or Color $45with FREE HaircutP erms $45HAIR with Diane rcu t6620 Central Avenue 6620 Central Avenue edi $20 White Set $35 W ash & Set $ 1 4 H i g hli g ht or Color $4 5 $ 22 F $ 14 $ edi $ 20 Shelac i$ HAIR & NAILS HAIR & NAILSCarl 727-768-7751 Diane 727-215-4690 Sophies Thrift Extends Christmas Hours Sophies Attic Thrift Shop, a mission outreach of First United Methodist Church Gulfport, will have extended hours for the next two weeks to aid you in this busy season of the year. You can shop from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. both Friday and Saturday for the two remaining weekends until Christmas is here. Need party clothes or warm clothes for a trip up north? Want some fresh Christmas decorations or reasonably priced gifts? They have them all at affordable prices, ready them near the corner of 53rd St. S. your chores and then get on with the fun of this Christmas season! Farm to School Program Pinellas County Schools cleaned out part of the Department of Agricultures Farm to School initiative. The sweet, juicy fruit will make its way into school breakfasts and lunches as side items, garnishes, salad toppings and smoothie ingredients. Approximately 60,000 tangelos will be delivered to all school cafeterias throughout this week. Since the beginning of this school year, Pinellas has purchased beans and other produce through the Farm to School program. Volunteers Needed at the Free Clinic Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic help others. Learn more about volunteering at the Free Clinic; join them for a volunteer orientation every second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. and again on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. They have an immediate need for intake and medical records volunteers in the Health Center. Free Clinic We Help Services also needs volunteersclient interviewers, food packers, and food stockers. The Food Bank needs USDA interviewers. The Free Clinics Community Kitchen needs cooks and servers. Volunteer assignments can be short term or long term. Contact Angel Schumaker, Director of Volunteers and Special Events, at angel.schumaker@ stpetersburgfreeclinic.org or call 727-821-1200, ext. 114. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is located at 863 Third Avenue N. and provides temporary assistance for families and individuals in need of the basics of food, shelter, health referral information.
18 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 This Weeks Solution T he Ne w CTK Needs Jeans When you are out holiday shopping pick up an extra pair of jeans for a low-income student in grades K-12. Their inventory is very low. They have an urgent need for donations of welcome and are used to purchase needed clothing items. New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N. Hercules Ave., or in St. Pete at 3251 Third Ave. N., Suite 145. organization provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit www.ClothesToKids. org.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked four Gulfportians to tell us, in one word, what Christmas means to them.Veronica Badgely and Curtis: Peace. David Alesia with his seeing eye dog, Doc: Togetherness. Richard Radovic and Monte: Joy. Jon Ziegler and Maggie: Togetherness.
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 21 WorshipChanukah Celebration Come and enjoy this wonderful time of the year with us by attending the Chanukah celebration at BethEl Shalom. They will be lighting our gigantic 10 ft. menorah as well as serving potato latkes, singing Chanukah songs, learning, dancing, playing games, and having fun. Bring your own menorah and candles and join them for their united lighting ceremony. They will be celebrating together on the seventh night of Chanukah, on Friday evening December 14th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at the corner of 17 St. and 29th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. All are welcome, free admission. Call 345-7777 or visit www. Jewishheritage.net. First United Methodist Church of GulfportSundays: Sunday School ............. 9:15am Traditional Service ........ 10:30amWednesday evening: Supper and Bible Study .... 6:00pmThrift Store 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 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 December 13 December 19, 2012 About the Art Guild Locals and snow birds are Art Guild which serves members and guests in the greater St. Petersburg area. Their Art Guild encourages both beginners and those who have studied visual arts to attend any and all events. Membership is always Auditorium displays their art work during the winter months, and is open during regular business hours. Enjoy their website and give them a short or long visit when you are on their island. For class and meeting schedules see their website: http://www. treasureislandartguild.org/.
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24 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Why are so many of the best quotes actually misquotes? For instance, Humphrey Bogart never actually says Play it again, Sam in Casablanca, and the Old Testament doesnt exactly say Oh, how the mighty have fallen, either. But in both cases, the essence is in the original source, so no one makes a big fuss. This kind of paraphrasing will be prevalent as Venus and Neptune square off urging us to get to the point. SAGITTARIUS Complete strangers will profoundly make the mistake of thinking that their words are wiser and better than easy to attribute special qualities to those you dont know well, but those attributions may apply just as much to those you do know well. CAPRICORN Youll feel driven to clear out some of your unused belongings before the year is up. Perhaps these words by Lao-tzu in the Tao Te Ching will guide your efforts: The sage never tries to store things up. The more he does for others, the more he has. The more he gives to others, the greater his abundance. AQUARIUS Good thing you dont believe that love should always make you happy. week would be very confusing and disappointing. Make yourself happy, and accept the contributions of others as a bonus -the sprinkles on your already iced cupcake. PISCES work on a key relationship will be healing. By accepting a person or go of the resentment or hurt youve experienced and lose your desire for retribution or compensation. Note: Just because you come to terms with things doesnt mean you forget or open yourself up to future pain. ARIES a sentimental tone to the week. What was once useful to you has lost its practical application. But dont toss it just yet. Theres something to be said for the symbolic meaning of things. Just maybe the item has turned into a kind of talisman to remind you of what youve done and who youve been. TAURUS are annuals, adding beauty and color only for a season. Others are perennials that come back regularly for the most part. Even the perennials have times when they lie dormant, though. This is just part of the cycle. Trust that they will bloom again, faithful and true. GEMINI serve you to see a person as good or bad, high or low. But what will be helpful is to note a persons nature and think about what that might mean to you. Also, beware of the one who loves you the way shadows love intensity, this one will disappear. CANCER song title suggests Love Hurts. Another insists that The First Cut also taught you that it wont last. Youll help someone less experienced go through the healing process, and youll receive many blessings in return. LEO not be the best judge of your talents and efforts now. While deeply involved in your own scene, itll be hard to achieve a helpful level of objectivity. Besides, you dont know what youre capable of. You need a director. Someone who sees your star potential will give you suggestions youd be wise to follow. VIRGO someone who grew up deaf would not know the sound of a violin, someone who grew up without certain nurturing doesnt know the value of guidance and encouragement. You may have a sense of loss this week over something you didnt recognize as a loss until now. The impact of this realization will be profound. LIBRA would be a mistake to rely on selfwill. Your will could actually get in the way of your happiness and success. Besides, youre not the most objective judge of whats going on in your life right now. So give it a rest. Ask for help, and then accept the help. SCORPIO idea that you should be perfect doesnt come from pride; it comes from shame. You shouldnt be perfect. For that matter, you shouldnt be anything other than you, doing the best you can with what you have. Youll bring all you can to the table. This Week's Birthdays: Theres not a huge supply of Xenon on Earth, but Jupiter, your guiding planet, has an abundance of this chemical other dazzling illumination. The your Xenon year, featuring plenty of self-created pop and wow. Youll love turning heads and raising eyebrows. Someone new decorates your life in in February. Give back in March. Family developments change your focus in June. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters Jay & LolitaTuesday, 1-3 p.m. Mark Blackwood Harmonica/Open Mic Wednesday, Open Thursday, 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
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 25 Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church5800 15th Av enue South / Gulfport, Florida 33707727-347-9989 Smoke free en vir onment, good f ood and plenty of parking, lots of chances to WIN! Doors Open at 4:00. Early Birds 5:30 Regular Games at 6:30 All Games Inc luded in Y our Pa ck (e xcept 1) 3 Jackpots $250 each!Monda y Night Monda y Night Cool Yule at the City City Theatre presents Cool Yule at the City through December 16th. Santas on a skateboard and Frosty is doing the hand jive. The Chipmunks are having a fruitcake throw down with jazzy holiday tunes and sentimental favorites. This two-hour holiday musical treat is the brainchild of both former Artistic Director and present, David Middleton and Thom Guthrie. The cast of 25 singers includes 9 year olds to seniors. Many of the soloists have been seen on the City Theatre stage as well as throughout the community. This show will entertain the entire Where are you Christmas you can look to City Theatre to warm your hearts. Cool Yule at the City runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through for tickets and information at 727866-1973. Tickets are $18, students and children are $10. Visit www. spcitytheatre.org. The theatre is Street S. in St. Petersburg. Book your tickets today! Sponsored in part by the City of St. Petersburg. Aqua Zumba at Beach Family Aquatics Center with low impact and all the resistance qualities of the water. Perfect for all your own pace. Burns calories, tone your whole body and have fun while youre doing it. Class is offered at The City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center on Saturday mornings from 10:15-11:15a.m. Cost is only $5 SPB residents and $6 non-residents. Join anytime. Health, Fitness, Nutritional Professionals WantedSubmitted by Mike Calamari We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer 5K Run & Walk being held on Saturday, January 5, 2013. This year will be race we will have live music and food. We are adding a Mini Health-FitnessNutrition Fair open to the public on Friday, January 4th. book a table or want more information about the fair or event sponsorship, contact Coach Mike Calamari at 727638-2389 or email to coachmike64@ gmail.com.
26 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 GriefShare Support Group The public is welcome to come to a 13-week grief support group at Cornerstone Community Church at 6745 38th Avenue N. in January 4 through March 29th from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information, please call 727343-7747. Literary Afternoon at The Blueberry Patch Attention Christopher Hitchens fans. A life celebration and wake, with selected readings and discussion will be held on Sunday, December 16th from 3-5 p.m. at the Blueberry Patch, 4923 20th Ave. S. Suggested donation is $5. RSVP to Learn to be a Lifeguard St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center will be offering training. Lifeguard training class is open to anyone 15 years and older. Class will be held December 26-29 at the St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is only $150 for St. Pete Beach residents, $175 non-residents. Sign up now to more information call 727-363-9264 or visit our website at www.spbrec. com.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 27 Toddler Storytime at Gulfport Library Toddler Storytime is at the Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey at 893-1134 or cklasson@mygulfport. us. DrumQuest at Gulfport Library Join them for an exciting rhythmic evening of percussion fun on Friday, founder and music educator Jimbo Talbot brings his fun, high energy drumming program to the library for an evening of rhythmic adventure and family fun! Open to all ages. Contact Cailey at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 727-893-1134. Tis the Season Donations of small items are always welcome for the next 1st Friday Flea Market scheduled for Friday, January 4th from 9 a.m. noon. kind of jewelry, including costume jewelry, wallets, change purses, tote bags, purses, knick knacks, Knitted slippers or any type slippers. Any clean usable item or items are greatly appreciated. With the holidays around the corner, please bring a canned good or two to the new bucket of love which will be located in the Senior Center lobby. This food goes into the Center pantry where local seniors who are less fortunate can get the assistance they need. For more information or to get involved call 727-893-2237. Take a Safe Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, January 7, from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over seven evenings by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Navigation Aids, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions, Communications, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. Course is held at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. per family. Maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.
28 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be December 21st at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at 12 p.m. followed by a short program. Please bring a toy for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. their spouses or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 29 Santa Breakfast at Woman's Club Joe Zell Photography Children enjoyed Breakfast with Santa on December 9th at the St. Petersburg Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. This weeks menu For the holidays, December 20th at 12 p.m. the club will have its Lithuanian Christmas Fair of homemade and imported ethnic crafts and goods. Also available will be delicious homemade cakes and pastries baked by the ladies of the club. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and homemade Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.German American Society News The German American Society of Pinellas Park is holding their annual Dance around the Christmas Tree Saturday, December 15th from 6-11:30 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and is provided by Manni Daum. Home-style German and are served from 6 until 8:30 p.m. German and domestic beer, wine and drinks are available at reasonable prices throughout the evening. Admittance donation is $8 per person. Their New Years Eve dance is Monday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission for the event is $28 and Sepp and Heinz from Germany will be playing. Members and guests bring their own snacks. A Champagne Toast and lintel soup will be offered at midnight. Kitchen closed, bar open from 8 p.m. 1 a.m. 8098 66th Street N. in Pinellas Park. Visit www.germantampa.com. Everyone is welcome. For group reservations of four or more please call Bob 727-238-8201.
30 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Meetings are open to all who including teachers, support personnel and administrators, whether here in Florida or elsewhere. The meeting is not used for business. They have an event from the hospitality committee, a song, a thought for the day and some important announcements such as information about future meetings, conferences, help needed or recognition of birthdays. After hearing from their speaker, various chairpersons share information. They meeting they have the opportunity to help a local charity, carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. The meeting generally ends by 1 p.m. Their December 13th meeting will be held at the Red Lobster, corner of 62nd Ave. and 34th St. N. Donny MacNeil will entertain with delightful music of the season. There will be a White Elephant sale where you can purchase fun and glamorous gifts for you and others for the holidays. For more information call Joyce Walters at 727-526-5065 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations Appreciated The animals at SPCA Tampa Bay need towels, sheets, brown paper bags, newspapers, empty paper towel rolls. Drop off donations at 9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo during normal business hours. View more items online at www.SPCATampaBay.org. Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Class or water safety instructor? City of St. Petersburg Aquatics Division offers training classes for both. Lifeguard training classes are open to anyone 15 years, by the time class concludes or older. Classes begin January 12 20 at North Shore Aquatic Center, 901 North Shore Dr. NE. and April 8 25. at Lake Vista Pool, 1450 60th Avenue S. Sign up lifeguard. Water safety instructor classes are offered to individuals 16 years or older. Sign up now to learn and test begin February 1 February 16 at North Shore Aquatic Center, 901 North Shore Dr. NE. and April 23 May 11 at Lake Vista Pool, 1450 60th Avenue S. For more information visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/lifeguardtraining.html or call 893-7727. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 31 Excerpts heard at the December 11, 2012St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesI think its even worse that there was no discussion about it and the commission didnt even vote on it. Deborah Schechner, about the change from a land parade to a multi-park from Santa I would much rather have been on the beach. Commissioner Bev Garnett, responding to a citizen rumor that a moving van was in front of her house and that she no longer lived on the beach. The commissioner did admit she had needed to spend time at her mothers home after her mothers recent death, but expects to be back at the beach full-time soon. Gabber she did not plan to run again. Please bring cookies or something to share. Commissioner Bev This is not being divisive at all its just to make more fun in the community, if you will. Commissioner Bev Garnett, about the Pass-aGrille boat parade this Saturday night. This will be the second boat parade in the city in as many weeks. Im surprised anyone would think it was divisive. Commissioner Jim Parent, about the Pass-a-Grille boat parade. Commissioner Jim Parent noted that if the boat parade ran the length of the city it could last four hours and negatively impact participation. Im going to cancel my December roundtable due to a forecast lack of interest on December 26. Commissioner Jim Parent I think were probably in the inquisitive stage about the medians on Blind Pass Road. Commissioner Lorraine Huhn, who noted that the new trees will have solar lighting and the existing palm tree lights will get converted to solar lighting but that, like the other improvements, must receive Florida Department of Transportation approval. The projected They have all accepted jobs were excited to bring them all on board. Pinellas County Sheriffs Lieutenant Joseph Gerretz Community Mural Project The Community Mural Project at The Gulfport Square Business Center on Gulfport Blvd. off 49th Street is moving forward. Resurfacing of the walls in the Gulfport Chamber, Piranha Graphics, and Liberty Tax Corridor is to begin soon. Artists are encouraged to stop by and see the three walls to be used in the project. Applications for artists wishing to be involved in the competition are available. Please call 727-826-0821 or e-mail email@example.com for additional information. Join Gulfport Toastmasters Club! Gulfport Toastmasters Club! speaking and increase your selfin your job or with your volunteer activities through more effective communication skills and leadership training. practice organizing your thoughts and presenting them clearly. can enhance what you already know and practice new skills. Come as often as your schedule allows! Get to know thembe their guest at Gulfport Toastmasters. They meet every Wednesday 6:15-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 questions, contact Karin Schlesinger at 727-537-9098 or email to: info@ gulfporttoastmasters.com. Classes Resume Next Year USCG Auxilairy Flotilla 7-16 will not be conducting the Boating Safely Class for December 2012. Classes will resume in Janaury 2013.
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 33 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am 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 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Les on Guitar 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Post Membership Mtg. 6pm Please attend, your input is valuable Accordion Club Dinner 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am We will close early on Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day. New Year's Eve party 7 p.m. Steak & shrimp dinner, appetizers, dessert and a champagne toast at midnight, $32.50. Music by Lee Jay Nelson and Denny. Tickets available at bar. Make your reservations early they are going fast. 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. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
34 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Local ObituariesDAVIS, CHARLES P., "CHUCK", 19372012, passed away Dec. 3, 2012. He was a Realtor Associate at Colwell Banker. He is survived by his wife and children and step-children and grandchildren and cousins. There will be a Celebration of Life at Pasadena Community Church Life Enrichment Center, 227 70th Street S. on Friday, Dec. 14th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FAUPEL, JOSEPH DARREN, 50, of South Pasadena, passed away Dec. 3, 2012. Survived by a loving Oldsmar 813-855-2439 Dr Loren J MillerP odiatric Ph ysician & Sur geon P etersburg Medicar e Assignment Accepted P etersburgDr Loren J Miller*Dr Julian R. Menendez*Boar d Certified in Foot Surg ery. *Diplomate American Boar d of *Podiatric Sur gery *Diabetic foot car e & wounds 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: Sea and Boy Scouts Q: Do the Sea Scouts, Police Explorers, and Fire Explorers have the same charter as the BSA? A: We asked the city manager, who referred our question to the frames/About_Sea_Scouts.html. This links to a page of links; under ideals, the page links to several Boy same charter as the Boy Scouts of America, although several of those links charter as the Boy Scouts of America. According to city staff, Police and Fire Explorer Posts also related to the Boy Scouts of America fall under Learning for Life and have different guidelines than the Boy and Sea Scouts.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 35 Councilwoman Barbara Banno Will Not Serve Another TermBy Cathy Salustri You know how sometimes something happens and it puts everything in perspective? Councilwoman Barbara Banno asked over coffee Monday morning. Thats what has happened to me. For over a year, Councilwoman Banno and her partner, Jeanne, have been trying to adopt children from the state. The road, she says, has been bumpy and it has caused her to re-evaluate her priorities. downs of the adoption process, but did tell the Gabber that she realized very recently that the post of city council had slipped in the ranking of her priorities. important for anybody on council to give 100% of themselves, especially me, she says. When we are fortunate enough to start our family, my priorities that they both deserve. An emotional Banno said that nothing other than her desire to focus on starting a family factored into her decision. the greatest people in the whole world. expires in March, but to remain involved in the city. the evolution of the Waterfront District. Had she chosen to run for re-election, Councilwoman Banno would have faced off against challenger Christine Brown, who has twice run for the Ward Two seat and has a long history of volunteering with the city on various boards whose daughter Elizabeth Brown-Worthington serves on the citys Teen Council, teaches at Boca Ciega High School. The Gabber will run an in-depth article on the new councilwoman as Councilwoman Bannos term draws to a close. your love and support over the past 2 years. Gulfport council woman Barbara Banno is not running for re-election.USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin Decembers program includes: Which Boat is for You Dec. 18, and Christmas Vacation No Class Dec. 25. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.Walking Club Returns The Gulfport Walking club meets on Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and departs by 9 a.m. from January through March. Their walking adventures take them to many of Pinellas walk at your own pace so feel free to before 12:30 p.m. Registration and a brief meeting will be January 3rd at 8:45 a.m. with a local walk in adventure will be January 10th. The bus fee for each trip is $2. Please contact John at 893-1079 for further information. Sign up for Electronic Device Classes or android tablet you need assistance with? The Gulfport Senior Center is setting up for January classes with Karen Gates on Mondays at 11 a.m. Smart Phone classes are on Monday, January 14 and Android tablet classes are Monday, January 28. You must be a registered Senior on the class list, please call 727-8932237 or 727-893-1231.
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 37 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG .51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 By Scott LafeeLightheaded Want to lighten your mood at night? Go dark. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say routine exposure to bright light at night may increase the risk of depression and learning issues. Or at least it does in mice. Basically, what we found is that chronic exposure to bright light -even the kind of light you experience in your own living room at home or in the workplace at night if you are a shift worker -elevates levels of a the body, which results in depression and lowers cognitive function, said biology professor Samer Hattar. Using mice, Hattar and colleagues showed how special cells in the eye called intrinsically photosensitive activated by bright light, affecting the brains center for mood, memory and learning. Mice and humans are actually very much alike in many ways, and one is that they have these ipRGCs in their eyes, which affect them the same way. Of course, you cant ask a mouse how it feels, but the researchers said mice exposed to excessive bright lights at night displayed increased depression-like behaviors, such as a lack of interest in sugar or pleasureseeking. They also performed less well on learning tasks. The researchers think something similar might happen with people. complete darkness at night, Hattar should switch on fewer lamps and stick to less-intense light bulbs. Basically, only use what you need to see. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE Over the course of an hour, the average human sheds 600,000 up to about 1.5 pounds -roughly the weight of an iPad. GET ME THAT. STAT! The annual per capita consumption of high fructose corn syrup in the United States is 55 pounds, the highest in the world, according to a University of Oxford survey. Hungary comes in second, followed by Canada, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Argentina, Korea, Japan and Mexico. DOC TALK Tough stick A patient who is PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Aichmophobia -Fear of needles and other pointed objects BEST MEDICINE The patient sat there looking ill and asked, Flu? drove in. OBSERVATION decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as a sorry state as the souls who live under tyranny. --American president and statesman Thomas LAST WORDS Nothing, but death. --English author Jane Austen, when asked by her sister, Cassandra, if there was anything she wanted. The 42-year-old Austen died after a long, debilitating illness.
38 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 11/30 FireBrush2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Assist Citizen5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call1400 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary Residence1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Person Down1400 Blk 58th St. S. TheftGulfport Blvd. & 49th St. S. Person Down4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise2600 Blk 48th St. S. Domestic5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Civil Matter5000 Blk 14th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call58th St. & 13th Ave. S. Saturday 12/1 Assault/Battery2200 Blk 51st St. S. Disturbance4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise5800 Blk 9th Ave. S. Theft1200 Blk 55th St. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 51st St. S. Accident with Injuries17th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Alarm Holdup900 Blk 54th St. S. Animal Call13th Ave. & 61st St. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Sunday 12/2 Domestic1200 Blk 61st St. S. Domestic5600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5800 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Theft5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Hit & Run5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespass5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Monday 12/3 Animal Call2700 Blk Tifton St. S. Vandalism5400 Blk 7th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Disorderly Conduct5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil MatterGulfport Blvd. & 51st St. S. Theft5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Noise2200 Blk 51st St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 50th St. S. Tuesday 12/4 Domestic5600 Blk 18th Ave. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Domestic5200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Shots Fired (Heard)49th St. & 29th Ave. S. Noise5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Prowler2500 Blk 53rd St. S. Noise1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Wednesday 12/5 Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Lost/Stolen Tag1400 Blk 61st. St. S. Noise2800 Blk 51st St. S. Burglary Residence5400 Blk 8th Ave. S. Unknown Problem2100 Blk 57th St. S. Burglary Residence5400 Blk 8th Ave. S. Thursday 12/6 Domestic5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Assault/Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Trash Dump2500 Blk 50th St. S. Disorderly Conduct900 Blk 58th St. S. Civil Matter5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Campas Cleaning, Inc. A prof essional window wa shing ser vice since 1989727-481-1605 Let Campas Cleaning Giv e Y ou a Clear Vie w This Holida y SeasonAll Exter ior and Inter ior Windo ws W ashed with Screens Remo v ed and Cleaned Star ting at $38.95 f or Condos and $68.95 fo r HomesLicensed and Insured, f amily o wned and operated since 1989 A Pinellas County resident since 196 9 campascleaninginc@y ahoo .com Holida y Super Sa ver
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku MIKE PRELL S A UTO SE RV ICEStar ter T une ups 449 49th St. S. 727-328-8095All Major Credit Cards Accepted#MV33361 1 0% OFF f or all Ne w Customers 1 0% OFF f or all Ne w Customers 10 % OF F fo r all Ne w Customers$100 minimum Many Thanks Gulfport Elementary School offers thanks to the generous community donors who have helped the school year 2012-2013. All Childrens Hospital American Legion Post 125 & Commander Sloat Astro Skate Caldwell Realtors Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Dominos Pizza Golden Corral Gulfport Elementary School PTA Gulfport Fruit and Vegetable Stand Gulfport Gabber Johnnie Jones Plumbing Karens Florist The Lukanov Family Olympus Printing Pasadena Community Church Publix Supermarkets Ten Pin Bowling Lanes Robert Vincent, Gulfport Chief of Police Matthew & Kelly Zook Everyone who helped with the Gecko Fest and Great The continuing devotion and support from Administrators, Faculty & Staff of Gulfport Elementary Mentors, Parents, PTA Members, SAC Committee Members, Tutors, Volunteers interested in Gulfport Elementary Schools Adopt-a-Class program, 727-893-2643, extension 2009. Learn More about Your Heritage Do you want to learn more about your family tree? Beginning Friday, January 11, 2013 and every second Friday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Catherine Hickman lobby at 5501 27th Avenue S., instructor Kay Boatwright will assist you in researching your family history. Learn where your ancestors come the variations of the spelling of your surname and how to build a family tree. You must be a Senior Center member to attend this free class. Sign up at the Senior Center or call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231 to get on the list. Archaeology Series at Weedon Island Rachel Wentz, Ph.D. will discuss the discovery, excavations and analyses of one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, Windover, in Titusville on Thursday, December 20th from 7-8 p.m. This fascinating site produced the well-preserved remains of 168 inidividuals along with hand-woven textiles, a beautiful assemblage of artifacts and ancient soft tissue. Free and open to the p ublic. Register at least 24 hours prior at www.pinellascountyextension.org, clicking Online Class Registration or call 727-453-6500.
40 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Why Buy-Sell Agreements are Important (Part 1) partner or partners, have you ever considered what would happen should one of you die? Hopefully, you won't have to face this situation, but if you do, a buysell agreement can allow for the continuance of the company as family. A buy-sell agreement not only protects against the death of protection if a partner retires, resigns or becomes disabled. Let's look at a situation where there was no buysell agreement in place. Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are equal partners of XYZ Services Company. They have determined that XYZ is worth $2 million. They each own $1 million of ABC stock and they each draw an annual salary of $150,000. When Mr. Gonzales died, his stock worth $1 million will pass to his estate. However, the stock will pay no dividends because all earnings are retained by XYZ. Therefore, Mr. Gonzales' family will be left with a non-income producing and illiquid asset. Mr. Gonzales' only return from XYZ was his salary which, of course, ceased upon his death. The Gonzales family could appeal to Ms. Smith to pay dividends on the stock, but why would Ms. Smith want to pay dividends? Salaries are a tax-deductible business expense but dividends are not. Also, dividends would have to be paid on all outstanding shares, including those held by Ms. Smith. Ms. Smith also has a potential problem. The Gonzales family holds half of XYZ's stock--what effect will this have on the long-term development plans of the business? Another problem that the Gonzales family and Ms. Smith have is how to determine the value of XYZ stock. An interest in a closely held company is often an unmarketable asset and placing a value on the stock for estate tax purposes could factors affect the fair market value of a closely held business, including general business trends, the outlook condition of the company and its earnings power. While Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales may have felt they knew the value of XYZ's stock before Mr. Gonzales died, unless the value is in a formal agreement the taxation authorities are likely to get closely involved in the valuation of XYZ's stock and try to justify its highest value. The valuation of the stock will create Gonzales estate. The executor will likely want to place the lowest value on the stock in order to minimize estate tax liability. However, estate taxation is not the only concern when placing a value on a closely held business. The step-up in cost basis that is afforded to all capital assets at death can result in no income tax being imposed on the sale following death. This has to be scrutinized rather closely in light of the estate tax rate that would be paid if the value of the business was increased. XYZ's stock cannot be reached, the matter may have to be resolved in court, wasting considerable time and money. A properly designed buy-sell agreement can help prevent many liquidity for the family of the deceased, ensure the continuance of the company, and establish the value of the company's stock. together how a buy-sell agreement between Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales would lessen some of the uncertainties in their business relationship as well as provide for an orderly transition of the business upon Mr. Gonzales' death. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson consult an attorney. I f Y ou H aven t T alke d T o U s A bo ut Yo ur l oca l agent kn ows your l oca l needs.Y our e Paying T oo Much If Y ou H aven t T a lk e d T o U s A b ou t Y o u r l o c a l a g e n t Y our e Payin g T oo MuchBUSINESS INSURANCE BUSINESS INSURANCE 5308 Gulfport Blvd. S. Located Next to State F firstname.lastname@example.org 727 Mi ke W hitman A gen t W e work w it h o ver 50 com pa ni es to get you the best r at es!
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 41 St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to its Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 15th at 11:30 a.m. at Hibachi Buffet in The Park Plaza, 7610 49th Street N. in Pinellas Park. Bishop Clarice Pennington is the guest speaker and she will talk about The Gift. Call 727-3277-9070. NARFE to Meet The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association a Luncheon Meeting and Program on Wednesday, December 19th at 11:30 a.m. at the West Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 6700 Eighth Ave. N. in St. Petersburg in the Library Community Room. This months meeting will include by Donald Stewart the NARFE also be the guest speaker. His topic is NARFEs Future Direction. The College Caf is located adjacent to the library, where members could enjoy lunch before the meeting. All members, their spouses and guests are welcomed and invited to attend. Get your Space for Beach Yard Sale ST. PETE BEACH Spaces for the January 12, 2013 community wide Yard Sale are on sale. The City of St. Pete Beach Community Center hosts the Yard Sale at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Community Center does all the advertising for the event. The cost for the 10 x 10 space is $15 and table rental is $5. This is open to residents and nonresidents of St. Pete Beach. For more information or to reserve your space, contact the Recreation Department at 727-363-9245. Spaces and tables will sell out fast, so call today. Help Save our Pets The Oar House lounge located at 4807 22nd Avenue S. is a perpetual donation station for our four-legged friends. Pets supplies and cash donated once a month to an animal shelter.
42 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 Holiday Hoopla Spreads Joy, Shoppers in Gulfport The annual Holiday Hoopla spread shoppers and holiday spirit along Gulfports Waterfront District last Saturday. Vendors, both near and far, as well as local retailers and restaurateurs had more than the usual customer load. The Gulfport Merchants Association will donate a portion of the proceeds to Gulfport families who need a little extra as well as Operation Santa.Santa made a pit stop on Beach Boulevard to hear the wishes of Gulfport kids whose parents came out for Holiday Hoopla. Locally-based and nationallyknown musician Carl Asch readies his guitar for his afternoon performance with Empty Hats. Carolers pause from serenading shoppers to pose for a group photo. These carolers stroll the Hoopla every year. At the end of the day, one woman started dancing in front of the Gulfport Casino. It didnt take long for others to join her. Birthday Contest Extends Eligible Age Do you have a child who loves trash trucks, free cool stuff and fun things to do on their birthday? The City of Gulfport Public Works Department garbage themed birthday party for your childs next birthday. Extending the age category to 10 years old, they are now accepting applications for the next quarter. To enter, you must be a current resident of Gulfport, limited to children celebrating their 3rd 10th birthday. The lucky party winner will receive a birthday box that includes: and tips for decorations, food and games, twelve garbage themed Goodie Bags and a surprise visit from a City of Gulfport garbage truck. Deadlines for next quarter to apply: For a party in April, May & June, the application deadline is March 1st and the winner will be drawn March 15th. To enter the Were Talking Trash the entry form completely and mail to: The City of Gulfports Public Works Department, 2401 53rd St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707. You could also fax attention/Public Works Dept., fax number 727-893-1695, or email attachment to rcataldo@mygulfport. us. Other locations to pick up entry forms are the Gulfport Recreation Center at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 form online at www.mygulfport. us and scroll under latest news, then Were Talking Trash Birthday information, contact 727-893-1089. Business F eatur e Story $250. Service Business Car d $31.25. R eal Estat e fr om $15. Display A dvertising fr om $51.60 per issuetheG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Sav e More With Frequency Discounts A dvertising@theGabber .com 72 7. 32 1. 69 65
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 43 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e True Spirit of the Holidays Judging from our media, you would think that Americans celebrate for shopping. Per person, we spend an average of $856 during the holidays, according to the American Research Group. Most of those hard-earned dollars will go straight to China since more than 70 percent of the goods on store that by the current U.S. population, thats $257,775,794,632 dollars leaving home for the holidays! economy, keep in mind that buying products made outside of your community means that your money feed your local economy by making your own gifts and buying what gifts you cant make from local, independent stores and artisans. A recent economic study conducted in Austin, Texas found that if each household in Travis County -population 921,006 -simply redirected just $100 of planned holiday spending from chain stores -carrying cheap imports -to locally owned merchants, the local economic impact would reach approximately would boost your communitys economy. important than money in our culture, but we have become a nation of workaholics. A recent survey found that 70 percent of us making more than $30K per year would gladly give up a full days pay to have that buying gifts or giving money, you are give gifts of time. Offer to change an elderly parents light bulbs to coupon good for a free days worth of caulking and winterizing. This is something they could really use, and both. On average, we spend between 20 and 40 hours shopping for holiday gifts and waiting in long lines. You could easily make most of your holiday gifts in that time, and have the added bonus of time shared as a family. Climate writer Bill McKibben, in his excellent book, can remember almost every present that someones made for me since we started doing these Hundred Dollar Holidays. And thats testimony in in all those great piles under the tree in previous years. They didnt attach themselves to particular faces, particular memories. Holidays should be about time well spent, not money. Give things that are rare; time, attention, memory, land where we have plenty of food, noise, gizmos, stuff, those are the things we cherish.
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 45 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntHow to Help Mom from Overspending Dear Mary: My mother is a widow who lives on a tight budget. The last few Christmases, shes been blowing a lot of money on gifts for my husband, me and the kids. By February, shell usually ask me know she feels Christmas is the one worried she may be digging herself Janice, California Dear Janice go overboard trying to get approval. Take her out to lunch, and tell her you understand that things are tight since your dad is gone and it makes you uncomfortable when she spends a lot on you. Gently turn the conversation to the coming holidays. Ask her to help you teach the kids that sometimes the best gifts arent wrapped up in a box. Years from now, they wont remember the gifts she gave as much as the time she spent with them. One idea might be for her to give them individual gift Grandma doing just what they love to do with you. As for you and your husband, if she has a possession that you love dearly, suggest she give that to you for Christmas. Shell have many years of watching you enjoy owning something that is also precious to her. Dear Mary: Our beloved dog, Bella, is getting older, and were concerned about safeguarding her health. She recently had surgery that cost us $3,000. While the vet assures us shes dont get hit with another huge bill. Of course well do everything we can to keep Bella healthy, but we simply cant afford thousands of dollars worth of medical expenses. What can we do? -Pat, email Dear Pat : Plan ahead, stashing money into a Bella Account. Call to learn your vets policy regarding emergency services, for things like hours, fees and discounts for cash payments. Find out what constitutes a true emergency and what can wait Look into alternatives such as the humane society or university vet clinics that offer thriftier alternatives for shots and routine care. For Bellas wellness checks, keep an eye out for reduced veterinary-service clinics sponsored by government agencies or pet stores. Should Bella face another serious time to get a second opinion. You might want to look into pet health insurance with a company like recommended Embrace in the past, just keep in mind that most pet health insurance policies exclude pre-existing conditions. And they have high deductibles and copays, years with Bella!
46 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 SPCA Pet of the WeekMeet Keke! She is a very sweet gal who gets along well with other kitties. She has big beautiful green eyes. She is a curious girl, but spends most of her time seeking out affection from her Keke is undoubtedly your girl. She would make a wonderful addition to any family! Adopt Keke today for only $10! We are located at 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo. Spcatampabay.org. Nadia is a 2 year old, 65 lb. female Hound mix. When she is not performing on the balance beam, she loves to go for long without small children. To learn more about Nadia and other adoptable animals, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www. petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter eality From my Mailbox Dear Anne: Have you ever heard of Dear Nancy: No. Acronyms are as replicated as bunnies so a Google search is about as accurate as least one PETC stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Cans. Their mission statement reads as follows: "We believe that cans have feelings, too; that they are the most recycled product in an environmental sense moreso than water bottles or newspapers and in so doing, they and their pull tabs provide income for those who save and recycle them and provide money for charitable organizations of every variety, and that "kicking the can down the road" is not only an unacceptable solution to any problem it's a savage abuse of aluminum." Dear Anne: We've got the Mayan Dear Ruth gonna buy Christmas gifts. As far as have you ever seen "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"? Dear Anne fair? Dave Dear Dave: No. Dear Anne this and every other election, as if my email is inundated with deals from all the retailers: Walmart, Target, Michaels, Lady Footlocker, Staples, Lands End, Home Away Vacations, Fandango, Ticketmaster, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Noble and my Dear Cheryl: No. Dear Anne where a lot of kids play in the street. They've even gone so far as to have noisy Remote Controlled Cars on. They knocked on my door three times today coz their ball went over a computer game they should be playing, someone they need to blow up, some battle they have to win? Bill Dear Bill: My children are so obsessed with technology and gaming climbing trees and playing outside their balls from my backyard when they knock on my door, because these same kids have knocked on my door to return my wandering dog to me when she ambled off. But if they start kicking the can down the road Bill, you need to buy them an Xbox for Xmas. Dear Anne: Black Friday sales started on Thanksgiving Day and NBC on Dec. 1st, a joy that used to be reserved until Christmas Eve or Dear Virginia age coz you're a little young to be Life". You're not missing anything. On the contrary, you're understanding can be viewed as often as "Pretty Woman", there's something wrong. right now who have Valentines cards, much as some of us try to keep ahead of it too much. There is this thing often overlooked and underrated and is probably the most important thing of all. You'll understand more when you're 13.
Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 47 Corey Fresh Market Extends Hours The Corey Fresh Market will now stay open an hour later Sundays until 3 p.m. October through May, weather and other events permitting. Bringing you some of the best local Organic Produce, Charlies Seafood, JR Kettle Korn, Lilly The Lash Childrens Books, Cheese Lodge, How Wildlife Rescue, Katos Plants & Orchids, along with hand-crafted jewelries and gifts, specialty foods and oils, wood and metal crafts, and always top live music! The market averages 40 local vendors. Corey Fresh Market is located on Corey Avenue in downtown St. Pete Beach just off Gulf Blvd. Free admission and parking. Visit www. coreyave.com or call 727-498-8778. Support the Circle of Friends When a person joins an organization they often wonder where their membership dues go. The Circle of Friends supports the Gulfport Library and its programs buying snacks for the childrens programs, providing coffee for the Coffee Talk Book Club, purchasing the required licenses for the teen programs and sponsoring speakers are just some of the examples of this support. Their funding comes not only from membership dues but from their semi-annual book sales and the on-going book shop within the library. They would like to thank all of their members for their continued support, including their business members. They also want to thank the generous people of Gulfport who have donated such wonderful books to stock their book shop and their book sales. Without these donations the book sales could not take place. Exciting things are in the works, the most important being the proposed Library Reading Garden which will be funded by the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Anyone interested in becoming a new member please call Angela Herritt at 727-290-6590.
48 Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Vi Contact Lens Specialists isposabl e Therap l c Dr Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We e How to Design a Living Room to Complement Furniture Dear Pat or the shape to make the rooms, especially the living room, which we will often use. Do you have some design tips to help me at this early stage? -Dianne B. Dear Dianne: This is an excellent question and the proper time to give this some serious thought. Architects and home designers often use a somewhat standard formula for the relative size of the rooms, the window placements and the shapes. This method does not always yield the biggest bang for the building buck. The living room or family room is generally the second-most-often-used room in a house after the kitchen. The shape of the room can be as important as the size when functionality is considered because this will dictate living room. Design and size your living room rooms around it. When designing it, consider how the room will be used and the types of furniture, groupings and amenities you would like in the living room. Will it have a large piano, large-screen television, etc.? These are all items that will be focal points or centers of activity. Once you have determined the basic activities for the living room, consider the furniture you will have for each of these activities. For example, you may want to have a large sofa in front a comfortable chair near a window for reading. The key to proper design and furniture placement is considering the living room to be a grouping of various activities and keeping the areas separate. Each activity area into and through the living room do not pass directly through an activity be doing different activities without interfering with one another to a great extent. Depending upon the activities of interest to you, the best living room shape may be square or longer and more rectangular. A square shape the least lineal wall area for lower building costs. A rectangular shape is better for large rooms because this still provides adequate width to walk through without disturbing others. it is often best to have the entrance to the room in the center of the wall opposite the most unique feature, provides space for two activity areas and furniture groupings on either side of the entrance and the main furniture grouping in front of the room and access any activity area without passing directly through any of them. There are some general guidelines for placement of the furniture and you place chairs opposite a sofa, a distance of about 6 feet between them lane into a room and to the primary activity area near the unique feature should be at least 42 inches wide. often-used activity areas can be as narrow as 24 inches, but 30 inches is preferable.
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 51 INEXPENSIVE PORTRAITSNo appointment necessary, no sitting fees! Make holiday cards, order photo gifts. Walgreens Photo Dept. 5701 Gulfport Blvd. Or Call 727-344-3900. *Santa Available on Request* 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. TOWN SHORES RESIDENT-Offers Airport Rides. Pick-up and Drop Off. Call Jerry 727459-4383. Donations. Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. Automotive 1983 FORD F-150 LONG BED-Rebuilt Engine, 30,000 miles, Title, Good Work Truck, Runs Good. $950. 727-954-5149. 1999 BUICK CENTURY-86,000 miles. Fully Loaded. $3299. Call 727-492-8079. 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. Miscellaneous Service Automotive Automotive
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Gabber December 13 December 19, 2012 53 SEVERAL FAMILY READY HOMES-for Rent from 2BRs, 3BRs & 4BRs. Reasonable Rents, 1st and Last to Move in. Section 8 ok. Newly Painted, Clean. Most with Yards. Small Pet Ok with Deposit. Call for Appt. 727-565-5565. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. MAXIMO WATERFRONT1BR/1BA, Fishing dock, on bus route, covered parking. convenient location, close to Stetson Law & Eckerd College. $750/mo. 727-867-5536 GULFPORT STUDIO COTTAGE-5025 28th Ave. S. Open oor plan, celing fans, tiled, water/garbage included. $550/mo. 727-4246085. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. PASS-A-GRILLE WATERFRONT-2Br and 1BR, unfurnished yearly rentals. From $1,000/ mo. Newly decorated. New carpet & tile. Call Claudette 727-367-1949. PASADENA 2BR/1BA/1CGDen, $895/Mo. 6100 12th Ave. S. Also available: SPB, Large efciency, includes water, close to shopping and shing area, $600/Mo. 727-345-7036.ST. PETE BEACHLarge 2BR/2BA furnished Condo over looking the Gulf. All Amenties plus Covered Parking. $1600/Mo. Annual. No Pets. MARCOUX REALTY 727-347-1535 or 727-360-9494. 1BR/1BA APT.-$650/Mo. Includes Basic Cable, Water, Electric. Extra Large Patio and Parking. Pets Negotiable. Deposit Required. Near Stetson. 727-459-3168.BAYWAY ISLES PT. BRITTANYResort-style 55+ Community. Upper oor 2BR/2BA w/Water Views. Lovely Furnishings. No Pets, No Smoking 678-231-1667. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciencies, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/ maintenance. 727-804-5694. GREAT LOCATION!-1 Block from St. Pete Library. 1200 37th St. N Library Lakes Condos #307, 2BR/2BA, with Screened Porch with View of Lake. $750/Mo. Parking near Elevator. New carpet, Fresh Paint, Extremely Clean, Well Managed, Adults only. No smoking. Credit/background check. 727-418-2242. Vacation Rentals ISLA CLUB BAHIA Fully Furnished. Most desirable building 2BR/2BA, Fitness center, magnicent viewsWatche the birds, dolphins and wildlife. 2-balconies. $3300/mo. Available now through season. 727-867-5536. ShellRealty@aol.com SEASONAL GULFPORT FULLY-Furnished 3BR/2BA. W/D, D/W, Internet, Carport, Screened back Porch, Vinyl Fence, Pet Friendly. 727-328-0203. BRING YOUR SUITCASE! Furnished 2BR/1BA. One block from Gulfport Beach in Art District. C/H/A, W/D, Pet Friendly. Available Jan. Non-Smoking $1195/Mo. plus Utilities. 727-224-9771. WATER FRONT CONDOIncludes boat slip, Sail boat water. 1BR/1Ba. Completely Furnished, covered parking, W/D, 3-month min. rental. $1500/mo. Now available. 727-8675536 Real Estate for Sale CORNER DUPLEXBlock construction, 5330 25th Ave. S. 2 Units Total, 1Br/1Ba Each, Currently Rented, Good source of income, newer a/c, newer roof, offered at $125,000. Motivated Seller. Annie Thompson, SELLERS EXPRESS, 727-347-0187. GOLDEN SANDS CONDOS2br/2ba end unit. Custom condo with upscale New York Style. High end upgrades in kitchen & baths, surround sound, at screen RV, bamboo ooring, New C/H/A. Completely upgraded. Steps to waterfront. $129,000. Annie Thompson, SELLERS EXPRESS, 727-347-0187. PARADISE SHORES 2BR/1BA-2nd Floor. Walk to Shopping/Bank. 55+ Community. Asking $29,900. Great Place to Live! Margit Kaitar Coldwell Banker 727-545-5634. FIVE TOWNS 2BR/2BA-Family Room in 2 Story Bldg. Over 1600 heated Sqft. Large inside Laundry. 55+ Community $115,000. Margit Kaitar Coldwell Banker 727-545-5634. Real Estate for Rent Vacation Rentals (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30Y our Community P aper Every ursday since 19681419 49th Street South, Gulfport Real Estate for Sale
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