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No. 2293 January 17 January 23, 2013 Call f or an appointment727-343-3132 2013 Pink Flamingoes In PerilBy Cathy Salustri According to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce President Lori Rosso, this years Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes may not happen. Were nine weeks out, Ms. Rosso says, and right now it looks like it wont its canceled, but the lack of homes from the Ward One area of the city this years chosen area makes the probability of the tour happening slim. Ms. Rosso says that the chamber does not, at this time, have a written commitment from the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club to gain access to the homes inside the gated community. We have postponed it before, Ms. Rosso says. Between 2006 and 2007, one of those years, we didnt do it. And thats what wed be doing; wed be taking hiatus. The event, if it does take place, would fall on March 9. It would be the ninth year of the Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes. about the fate of this years tour at the Thursday (January 17) board meeting, Ms. Rosso says. Texting Illegal in Gulfport? City Council passed a resolution supporting no driving while texting bills in the Florida Legislature. Florida Senate Bill 52 and Florida House Bill 13 would make texting while driving illegal. A View from the Top In less than two months, youll be driving your car across the newly completed span of Bayway Bridge. St. Pete Beach commissioners met with Florida Department of Transportation Bayway Bridge Project Manager Zack Adams Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Adams told them that the state contractor, Orion Marine, has poured 11 of the 18 portions of the eastbound span of the bridge and expects to pour the last bit of concrete by the end cross the bridge by April. The contractor, former Misener Marine, See Bayway Bridge, page 2 Lincoln Logs and Toy CarsBy Cathy Salustri I think my brothers going to be mad. I sold the Lincoln Logs, Joey Tuttle, 9, said. Joey and his younger brother Eli sorted through their toys to decide what to sell at the St. Pete Beach garage sale. Although the elder Mr. Tuttle said his little brother agreed to sell the Lincoln Logs, he really liked them. The Tuttle brothers also sold their Brio Blocks, toy cars, and a castle. Also on sale at the popular Community Center event? Glassware, purses, clothes, and more toys.
2 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Bayway Bridge, from front pageruns operations out of the port of Tampa and, according to Mr. Adams, has not skipped a beat in the construction. After completing the eastbound use the new span as FDOT completes the westbound span. Periodically, the state will have to close the bridge as Orion builds the westbound span. Commissioners thanked Mr. Adams for the thus-far timely construction and admired the view from the top. This is spectacular, Commissioner Jim Parent said. You guys have done a great job, Commissioner Bev Garnett agreed. Its a credit to the contractor, Mr. Adams told them. Since the project started on February 7, 2012, Orion only halted construction when asked to do so during the Republican National Convention. Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids on Saturday, January 19, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Francis Purdy Friends Room at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. Free popcorn is provided by the Library! For more information, please call 893-1074. Guild to hold Luncheon with Card Party The Womens Guild of Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its annual Mini-Luncheon with card party and other games on January 24 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Wegner Hall of Our Savior, located at 301 58th Street S. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $6 per ticket. For more information contact Ruth Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gulfport Marina: The Next Generation If you want to live aboard your boat, Gulfport Harbormaster Denis Frain wants you to come to Gulfport. Although city council has yet to approve such liveaboards or the improved facilities that would accompany liveaboard boaters, it heard a presentation from Harbormaster Frain that included allowing liveaboards. Harbormaster Frains suggested, as part of the marinas master plan, other improvements, such as adding boat lifts to some wet slips, renovating the 500-square-foot ship store, renovating the dry storage to increase the amount of dry slips, term boat storage, and changing the look of the marina. When Councilmember Dan Liedtke asked the city manager for the next step, City Manager Jim OReilly said a community meeting in the marina district. We take a lot of your income each year, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said to Harbormaster Frain, but added that a ten-year plan had to allow for the marina to keep more of its money. We cant expect you to have a big plan and not expect you to have the You can view his presentation in its entirety by reading this article online at TheGabber.com.
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4 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 The City of Gulfport Celebrates Arbor Day Trees play a major role in earths greatest natural possessions. They maintain air quality, create a haven for our wildlife, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful. On Friday, January 18th at 10 a.m., the City of Gulfport celebrates the life of trees and their importance through honoring Arbor Day. This event will be held this year at the Gulfport Beach Waterfront Complex, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., by pavilion #7. The Gulfport Recreation Division have included the children from the School Year Child Care Program to read excerpts, the Gulfport Teen Council will provide refreshments and a new tree will be planted on Beautiful Gulfport Beach. Free Pecan and Myrtle Leaf Holly seedlings will be available to the guests who attend. The Mayor and Council will also be there during the celebration. They invite everyone to attend to show their commitment to environmental stewardship this Friday. Gulfport Rescinds Smoking Ban on Beach, Asks for Permission to Put it Back Under threat of a lawsuit from St. Petersburg attorney Andy Strickland and on the heels of similar legislation banning smoking on the beach in Sarasota, Gulfport reversed its position on smoking on the beach. If the council approves the motion a second time in February, people will once again be allowed to smoke on the beach. Additionally, playgrounds designated smoking areas in view of Undeterred by the setback to the smoking ban, the city council voted to support a twice-failed state bill that would change the wording of the Clean Indoor Act. The change in wording would allow cities and counties to ban smoking in outdoor, publicly-owned places within their own borders.
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6 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Three Florida Artists to be Featured Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host the opening of a new show of art work by three Florida artists this month: Diane PosnanskiBragg, Daniel Abraham Flores and Jonathan Schork. The event will take place at & Gallery (3129 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport) on Saturday, January 19th, from 6-10 p.m. Each of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and interact with visitors. Complimentary beverages and hors doeuvres will be offered. & Gallery is the recent incarnation of the additional space acquired by Domain Home Accessories in September. Domain has been one of Gulfports most popular retail locations for over 12 years, offering functional art for the home in its small, colorful quarters. The addition of the new space as a dedicated gallery is intended to showcase the work of local and regional artists. The work of over 40 artists is currently displayed and offered for sale at the Gallery. The January opening will highlight large selections of the work by the three featured artists. Diane Posnanski-Bragg is a part-time Gulfport resident of many years whose work has been represented at Domain Home Accessories for most of its history. Many of her pieces incorporate multiple types of glass that are cut and fused, then joined with copper that is textured or patinated. She describes the combination as the liquid beauty of glass with the malleable strength of metal. Daniel Abraham Flores is a Florida native with a fascination for the outdoors, where encounters animals inspire much of the subject matter for his art. His work is largely carved and sculpted on wood then layered with protective lacquered from Key West, Jonathan Schork now makes his home in Gulfport, and has already contributed much to the local art scene. He is the co-founder of the Schork-Munsell Studios in Gulfports Alley of the Arts. In addition to and literature, he creates multimedia sculptures incorporating metal, plaster, found objects and much more that will be shown during the & Gallery display. Additional art openings are planned for & Gallery every few weeks. For more information, contact Mike McCue, 727-667-7531 or email email@example.com. Teen Afternoons at the Library Hey teens! Come hang out with Sherri and Cailey Wednesday afternoons at the Gulfport Library from 3-4:30. They play Xbox, watch movies, help with homework, listen to music, and just hang out and have fun. For more info contact Cailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727893-1074.
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8 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Gulfport Red Light Report The goal of our program, Lieutenant Josh Stone said of the citys red light camera program, was to reduce crashes. captured 3,501 total cars running red lights. The camera at 49th Street and 15th Avenue South recorded 1,288 violations; the one at 58th Street and Gulfport Boulevard,1,394; and the one at 49th Street and Gulfport Boulevard South, 819. Of these, 64% of the violators paid the ticket when they received violations to ensure their validity, the city spent almost a full work week (39 spent 74 hours in court. From April through October 2010, Gulfport Police responded to 30 crashes with injuries. The same period in 2011, with the red light cameras in place, These numbers represent all accidents with injuries, not just accidents with injuries at the intersections with red light cameras. Gulfport City Wide Sale is coming up It is that time again Gulfport!! The City Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, March 16th. Do not miss this awesome opportunity to have your Gulfport address on the brochure for this years sale. The City of Gulfport is now kindly accepting addresses to be added to this years City Wide Yard Sale brochure. For your Gulfport address to be added to the Yard Sale Brochure: 2401 53rd St. S. or the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., or easily email your Gulfport address to Justin Shea at jshea@mygulfport. us. So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you havent used for a year or more! Most likely, someones looking for what you dont want anymore. Get on the brochure today! For more information, please contact Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727893-1118 or email jshea@mygulfport. us.
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10 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Letters Fishing at Wood Ibis Dear Editor: In all honesty, how truly quantify the number of birds, painful misery? For those who are not sensitive enough to think "catch and release" is a fun game, frankly, it is not; it is even cruel. It could be understood if pleasure, no. It epitomizes the height of the "I don't care attitude". We need more people like Armand Taddeo of Gulfport Caf. Ibis Park should be a place for appreciation of Every one of us should be a responsible citizen to protect what is left for us to be appreciated. B. KayeSmoking Let's get with it Dear Editor: Chapter 386.209 of the Florida Clean Air Act reads as follows: This part expressly preempts regulation of smoking to the state and supercedes any municipal or county ordinance on the subject; however, school districts may 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. further restrict smoking by persons on school district property. I cant help but wonder what part of the law City Council failed to understand when they enacted Section 17.31, commonly known as the public smoking ban. It seems pretty straight forward to me. Its written in plain English (not legalese). And it leaves no room for misinterpretation no municipality has the power to regulate smoking not even the City of Gulfport. But instead of repealing an ordinance that should have never been enacted, City Council has chosen to hold two public meetings to talk about it. What a waste of time, effort, and resources! Why? There should be nothing to discuss. Sarasota County Judge Maryann Boehm made this crystal clear a few weeks ago when she struck down another version of a public smoking ban issued by a local municipality it was illegal case closed. So why are the City Manager and City Attorney considering amending the public smoking ordinance to designate smoking and nonsmoking areas in public places such as parks, create smoking zones because amending an ordinance that is clearly prohibited under state law doesnt make any sense. And it gets worse. We taxpayers got stuck with the bill. After all, someone had to pay for the no smoking signage and installation. I would hate to think how many man hours and equipment costs went towards that and it will eventually have to be removed at taxpayer expense. Then theres the issue of how many man hours and resources were wasted by City Council and other upper echelon city management creating and now trying to amend the no smoking ordinance they knew, or should have known, was in direct violation of state law. I think its about time City Council suck it up, repeal the no smoking ordinance, and issue refunds to everyone who was issued an erroneous ticket because its the right thing to do and it can be easily done through a simple records search. To do anything less would be unconscionable. An apology should also be issued to the citizens of Gulfport because there is no excuse for any of this to smoking ban was wrong from the word GO. In conclusion, I sure hope that someone on City Council is paying attention to the Florida Supreme Court because theyre in the process of deciding the legality of red light cameras.Deborah Blake
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 11 Gulfport Gets Oil Money Gulfport could win a claim against BP for $3.6 million. This money represents economic damages the city incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on April 20, 2010. The city has retained an attorney to help them recover the costs. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg September through May. Bring a covered dish and a $1 donation. Public is welcome for fun and games. Call Mary Ann at 727-595-8648 or Beverly at 727328-1266. Sordid Lives Continues at Hickman The Gulfport Community Players continue Sordid Lives, a black comedy about about white trash, at the Hickman Theater of Gulfport. play back in 1996. Four years later, it was done as a movie, which turned out to be a very successful movie. As usual, the play and the movie were two entirely different animals and the play turned out to be the better of the two! Later on, this play was made into a TV series. Written by a Texan, named Del Shores, the play takes place in Texas. It was the intent of the playwright that audiences just might catch a glimpse of themselves, someone they know, or society in general by watching and listening carefully to this play. It has a very deep underlying theme, that will only be seen as the play progresses. This play is timeless in this respect. Some things never change with age and this play is a great example of just that. What the playwright brought out many years ago is just as relevant today. Sordid Lives is a madcap comedy about one exceptionally nutty family in a small Texas town. It is a fast-paced comedy, full of wacky relationships and warped senses of the characters love for one another. Look and listen carefully, you might see someone you know! Be advised however, that adult language and situations are portrayed in the play. Consequently, the Players advise only people 18 or over attend. Join the Players and your neighbors for another evening or afternoon of great entertainment at the Hickman Theater. Tickets are available at the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, at the door, or by calling them at 727-322-0316 for will-call tickets. The play will run through January 27th. Curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday is 8 p.m., while Sunday is 2 p.m. For more information about this play or the Gulfport Community Theater, please visit their website at: http:// www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org.
12 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 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: Alarm Q: Councilwoman Barbara Banno asked me if I'd be interested in an alarm registration program. Whatever happened with that? A: It turns out that the fee the city would have to charge made the program unfeasible. City staff looked at alarm registration programs and realized the city would have to charge participants. City Manager Jim OReilly said the city didnt want to create an environment where the city was placing additional costs on businesses and residents, so Gulfport opted not to create such a program. MOAA Installation Banquet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. In January, there will be an Installation Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, January 19th at Hilton Hotel Bayfront, 333 First Street S. in St. Petersburg. Social hour starts at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner and or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595.
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14 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 -5, the Musical Opens at City Theatre Feisty fun comes to City Theatre with the blockbuster opening of Little Miss Dolly Partons -5, the Musical January 18 through February 3. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The cult movie classic comes to the stage in this Tony Award nominated musical. With over a dozen new songs that add fun and dimension to an already fast paced and hysterical show; the musical boasts all the things you loved about the movie and all the folks you love to hate. Dont oclock somewhere. Call and make your reservation today. information at 727-866-1973. Tickets are $24. Visit www.spcitytheatre.org. The theatre is located just off I-275 at 4025 31st Street S., St. Petersburg. Book your tickets today! Sponsored in part by the City of St. Petersburg. An Evening of Orchids and Scandal Craig Pitman, Tampa Bay Times staff writer and author of several books including his newest, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the Worlds Most Beautiful Orchid, will discuss his latest work which unspools like a riveting mystery novel showing how some people can become so obsessedwith beauty, possibility of going to prison will not deter their risking everything. The Phragmipedium kovachii was hailed a century. But its discovery led to an international incident, a grand jury investigation, subpoenas, search warrants and, ultimately, criminal charges. Dont miss this suspenseful evening January 24th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library. Reserve your seat today call 727-893-1074.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 15 345-3337Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm347-3758 345-3337 347-37586856 GULFPORT BLVD. (in the Pasadena Shopping Center ) EARRING SALE 1/2 Price(2nd pair must be of equal or lesser value) Seeking Wedding Gown Donations The Gathering of Women, Inc. is sponsoring a bridal dress giveaway on Saturday, February 16 at the Harbordale YMCA, 2421 Fourth Street S. in St. Petersburg. They are seeking donations of wedding dresses and accessories to make this a successful event. Their goal is to make a difference in giving brides the of their dreams as well as alleviating wedding gown. If you would like to donate a wedding dress and /or accessories please contact Samantha at 727-433-1352. Learn about Mariners Compass Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Mariners Compass, a two-hour class presented in one evening by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron is available to anyone 12 or older. This seminar explains how to select, install, calibrate and use a boat compass. You will learn which features are most important for you, how to deal with variation between true and magnetic north and how to adjust your compass to remove most of the deviation caused by local essential seminar for all boaters. Class will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family; maximum of 20 students. Preregistration required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org. Investment Group Friendly Investment Discussion group meets every Wednesday at the Gulfport Senior Center at 10 a.m. You must be a registered member to join. Stop by the Center at 5501 27th Ave. S.
16 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Historical Museum Annual Fundraiser Please join them for an evening of exceptional entertainment as St. Pete City Theatre presents 5 the Musical. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, the show is about three working women living out their fantasy of getting even with, and their successful overthrow of, the companys autocratic, sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss. Enjoy their social hour with hors d oeurves and beer/wine starting at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now for the special Thursday, January 24th command performance at the theatre. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Museum Gift Shop, 115 10th Avenue, Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach. 727-552-1610. Hours are Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Also available at Paradiso on 8th Ave in Pass-a-Grille and Nancy Markoe Gallery, 3112 Pass-a-Grille Way. the Museum. The Museum is totally managed by local volunteers and is of the Museum, an organization the acquisition, preservation and exhibition of the historic collection. Funding is obtained through its membership, donations and proceeds from the Gift Shop. Visit www. gulfbeachesmuseum.com. Kenwood Presents Concert Artists When concert pianist Ray Luck and operatic soprano Colleen McGrath Lilley take the stage, concertgoers hear passionate performances of a sparkling array of music. The two musicians both with international performing experience will present a concert on Saturday, January 26th, at 7 p.m. It will be held at The Red Brick Church on the corner of 5th Ave. N. and 28th St. in St. Petersburg. Tickets ($15 adults; $8 under 18) are available at Craftsman House Gallery or by calling Dr. Stuart Pollack at 727-215-9720. The concert is being sponsored by the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association, which calls itself Neighborhood of the Arts. Stretch and Tone Stretch and Tone will be back starting January 8th at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Come check out this fun class full of great people lead by Jean. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. The fee will be $3 for each class. Bring mat and light weights. Please call Jean at 727-302-1016 for questions.
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18 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club It was a beautiful day to be outside at Sunken Gardens. The Bonsai demonstration was informative and the gardens were lovely. The February 14th program will be a tour of the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Plan to meet at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Make arrangements to carpool or drive on your own. Contact Ralph Shy (954-0655 or 403-4734) if you need additional information. This Weeks Solution
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 19 The Gabs We asked Gulf Beaches Historical Museum volunteers what motivated them to give their time.Marcia Hamburg, Pass-a-Grille: Because I was looking for something to do since I retired and I dont want to get a job. Carrie Hill, Treasure Island: I came from Fort Myers Beach and I did a lot of work there for the historical museum... and I wanted to continue the work here. Thom McDonald, St. Pete Beach: Were both retired and we wanted to do some things. I wanted to learn more about the area were living in, because theres a lot of culture here before it disappears. Carol Joyce, St. Pete Beach: I wanted to learn about the area, especially Pass-a-Grille. Im from Coney Island, Brighton Beach. Its a quaint beach town, Brighton Beach. I went from beach to beach.
20 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces ofPass-A-Grille Church to Present Concert The congregation of the Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church invites the community to attend a performance of show, popular and inspirational music performed by Disney organist Rob Richards and renowned pianist Alex Zsolt. The performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th. Rob Richards has achieved worldwide fame as a concert and recording artist and is the House Organist at Disneys historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Rob was named 2005 Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society. Alex Zsolt has a passion for music presentation that appeals to people of all ages. It is said, His music has released several CDs. He is in partnership with World Vision International, an organization dedicated to child sponsorship. Alex has found sponsorships for over 300 children. Tickets are $15 and may be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or on line, www.pagchurch.org. click on event tickets or at the door. 1950 2nd Av e. No., St. Petersburg TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD Metaphysical Community Chur chwww .templeofthelivinggod.orgSunday Services 11:00 a.m.Course In Miracles every Mon & Tues 7pm (Tues Burlington House)Thur 1/17 Intuitive Development 7pm Sat 1/19 Reincarnation 1-3:30 pm Sat 1/19 Psychic Reader 12-3 pmVisit our Website for DETAILS & Events
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 21 WorshipCare Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, we invite you to visit one of our Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
22 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Art ClassesBy Fred Wilder The Art Guild is starting art classes Monday, February 4. Basic drawing will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and basic watercolor from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost for each is $30 for six weeks or $6 per class if paid weekly. They will be held in The Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. To sign up for classes and for supplies needed call Fred at 360-8390. MLK Day of Service With support from the Florida legislature and collaboration with St. Petersburg College, Pasadena Bear Creek Neighborhood Association is hosting a clean up of Pinellas Trail & Bear Creek. Throughout the City of St. Petersburg many different groups and organizations are hosting events. Join the local movement of people who choose to serve on January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. They will meet at 8 a.m. on the back lot of Grace Bible Church, 555 61st Street S. Historically this award winning project has been well attended with as many as 75 neighbors, friends and families coming out to work together and make a difference in their community. Bring the kids, the family, the young, the old everyone is welcome and theres something for everyone. They have everything youll need, just stop by and help!
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24 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is located at 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. On January 31st they have a card and game party at 11:30 a.m. Bring your cards and/or game boards. New this year will be activities on the patio. Donation of $12, checks payable to GCSP, reservations to Liz Coerver by Monday, January 20th, 2634 66 Terrace S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Register for Cheer and Dance Classes Registration for this season of Cheer America will be on January 28th and All AmericanYouth Hip Hop/Modern Jazz on January 30th. Registration will be held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center from 6-7:30 p.m. Cheerleading will classes will be held on Monday nights and Hip Hop/ Modern Jazz on Wednesday nights. Classes for ages 5-8 are 6:30-7:30 p.m. and ages 9 and up are 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cheer classes will focus on learning cheers, chants, and jumps and more. Hip Hop will emphasize urban funk and street dancing, and Modern Jazz will work on body placement, control and technique. Visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9245 for more information. Senior Excursions in St. Pete Beach The St. Pete Beach Community Center will be hosting Senior Excursions every Friday. The excursions are a great way for local seniors to travel with their friends. The trips will continue through March 29th. They have trips planned to Ybor City, The Florida State Fair, The Florida Aquarium, Hard Rock Casino and more. All excursions will depart from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. at 9 a.m. and returning by 4 p.m. All participants must pre-register by the Wednesday prior to the excursion. Each trip is $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents of St. Pete Beach. For a full list of dates and trips visit www.spbrec.com or call the Community Center at 727-363-9245.
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26 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 By Holiday Mathis Like a well-scripted television series, theres a drama building toward the full moon in Leo on Saturday. Jolly Jupiter is a major player in the scene, gracing us with good fortune early in the week. Keep in mind that the best treasures are not things but feelings. And though you cant see the fullness of a feeling, all the evidence is there for those who can understand it. Sometimes it takes a wise person to crack the code. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You get answers in strange ways this week. Actually your methods are not as unusual as you might think. Its just that youre not typically conscious of your experience on the ethereal plane, where you constantly gather information and impressions to navigate the physical world. Trust the nonsense. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The one who is hardwired to look for the problems can be annoying to you at times, but this person is also an invaluable resource. We all have our gifts, and the gift of discernment is a perfect compliment to your optimism now. So give some credence to the analysts. Their words will help you master your work. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Its like your mind is a picture frame, interest this week. Because youre so visually attuned to the world around you, there will be much to see. A partner in appreciation comes your way Thursday. Develop this tie further by Saturdays full moon. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Dont assume that youll want what you like. A strange quirk of humanity is that, for reasons too complex to sort out entirely, they often want what they wont like at all. Question your own wanting tendencies this week. Try to align yourself with a desire that will actually make you happy in its attainment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The anticipated future sets your mind chattering. If youre too busy trying to compute the outcome of the weeks events, you will essentially lose hours, or even days, to the television screen of your mind. So stay present. Being lost in your own thoughts can be as wasteful as sitting in front of a television 24/7. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An inner drive to get it right fuels the fury of your efforts. Just make sure that you stick to your purpose. Getting it right isnt as important as serving the reason you took this that you are an essential contributor to the lives of others and helping makes you feel rich and happy. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Its like there are two modes: calm and hurry. For instance, the last minutes before you leave the house seem pressurized, so as to eject you in a state of frenzy. Maybe this is for good reason -its important to be prompt. But if you can even out the pace through good planning, youll enjoy a less stressful existence. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes you do let people think youre who they want you to be. Because they that for them -its a kind of gift. This week youll balance out the role-play with long stretches of time in which you can do and be anyone you want to be. Youll enjoy the freedom. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Theres a good chance that your to-do list is a non-productive document today, especially if you try and follow it environment around you. If youre aware of your environment, you will be able to use whats available to support your efforts. In other words, LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). From a very early age youve had a strong sense of whats socially acceptable. from blurting out your initial impressions, opting instead for the most appropriate responses to your environment that you can think of. Because of your manners, youll be invited into exclusive situations. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It often seems that people care about you to the extent that you make their lives more enjoyable. Maybe thats true of some relationships -not the good ones. Dont forget that there are many ways to add value that require no effort at all. You have a loving vibration. Its innate. People feel better just being near you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When youre speaking to a person, that person is the most interesting of all the people in entire world -for you, at that moment. At least you behave as though this is the case, which explains why you have so many friends and admirers this week. Saturday brings a most tantalizing offer. This Week's Birthdays: Youll be inspired to work on communication skills through the next three months. This could include studying another culture, bringing up your emotional IQ or learning a different language. Youll love the pay off -feeling heard and understood and enjoying a richer feeling of connection with others and the world at large. February brings the drivers seat through March and April when some of the moves you make will surprise even you. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3 p.m. Karaoke by Jay & Lolita alternating with Arlene & LenTuesday, 1-3 p.m. Mark Blackwood Harmonica/Open Mic Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Harold & Donna Wurtz 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 January 17 January 23, 2013 27 Learn about Turtles Do you have an interest in marine life? Join them for an evening of popcorn and learning about marine turtles on January 24 from 6:307:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South. This is a fun, learning time for families. The cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. For further information contact Andrea Andersen 893-7326. The 40th Annual Art Festival Beth-El Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Bethwill celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Saturday, January 26th, Sunday, January 27th, and Monday, January 28th at 400 Pasadena Avenue S., St. Petersburg. Beginning in 1973 with only 20 artists, Art Festival Beth-El now showcases over 150 national and international awardwinning artists. This highly is well known as one of the premier shows in the Southeastern United States. Space has grown from one gallery to six galleries throughout the facility featuring original paintings, wood, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and jewelry. The Art Festival also offers a large selection of signed, framed, limited edition prints from Syd Entel Galleries of Safety Harbor. A large Outdoor Sculpture Garden will feature a variety of fun and unusual pieces for art and craft at moderate prices. A yearly tradition will continue, as Art Festival Beth-El will feature selected works by talented emerging artists from Pinellas Countys seventeen public and private high schools. The Art Festival will award scholarship money to the schools of the winning students. An elegant preview cocktail reception will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 7-10 p.m. with admission of $25 which can be purchased at the door. Art Festival Beth-El is free and open to the public on Sunday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with light lunches and snacks available to purchase. The Avenue of the Shops, a one-day sale of fun art, jewelry and crafts, will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 28. A free, special event featuring local comic Matthew McGee will be performed at 11 a.m. A gourmet luncheon will be served on Monday at 12:30 p.m. with your $20 check necessary to make a reservation. Docents will be available during the weekend and will also offer a tour at 2 p.m. on Monday. Art Festival Beth-El continues to grow in popularity and now attracts over 8,000 people from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. Call the Temple at 727-347-6136 for more information.
28 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MON., JAN. 21 IN OBSERVANCE OF ML KING DAY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: on hiatus until Thurs., February 7. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Meetings at Library cancelled. FMI on new dates and location, please call 727238-1688. Conscious Awareness Group: Thurs days, from 12:30 4 pm (some sessions will not last this long). Sessions will include a short meditation, an audio recording of a chapter of Practicing the Power of Now, a discussion, and video recordings of Eckhart Tolle's teachings from Eckhart Tolle TV. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am (NOTE TIME CHANGE). Discussion of Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. An Evening of Orchids & Scandal with Craig Pittman : Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:00 8:00 pm. Dont miss this suspenseful evening with Tampa Bay Times staff writer and author of several books. Reserve your seat today Call 727-893-1073. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, January 22. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. AARP Income Tax Assistance: Starting February 1; Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 3:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's return if able at all sites. Voter Registration Drive: Sat., Feb. 2, 10:00 am 2:00 pm. Staff from the Superregister & update registrations. Real Estate News You Can Use Forum: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:00 6:45 pm. FMI, call Stephanie Slavick, 727-202-7011. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thurs day, Feb. 14, 3:30 4:30 pm. Share a story with a beautiful Golden Retriever shes a sweetheart! Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 8931068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info Starts Feb. 7th. Call Bonita at 941-2437740 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 748-6612 or allymorrell@scotsmanfitness. com at 727-345-0679 7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. and times at 850-264-1715 poli at 813-855-3112. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. at 280-4276. p.m. Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental ation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"SORDID LIVES"A black comedy about white trashJanuary 17-27 Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Sun., Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 3 Ballroom & Social Dancing 6-10pm, $7 Mon., Jan. 21 7-11pm 2012 Inaugural Ball Hors d'oeuvres, dessert. Black Tie 727-327-2796 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 Monday, Jan. 28 7-10:15PM USA Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7 Non-members City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237Closed Mon., Jan. 21 of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Cynthia to give you a tour! This is your Center! All Spanish Classes are on Holiday and will resume on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! Singing group forming. If you like to sing and love music, please come in and sign up to be in a newly forming singing group. You must be a Senior Center member to participate. Stop by the Senior Center or call Gail at 727-893-2237 or Cynthia at 727-893-1231 to get on the list! The Android Tablet Class scheduled for Monday January 28th is full. You must sign up for the next class for February 11, 11 a.m. Please call 727893-1231 to get on the list. Free Blood Pressure check on Friday, Thursday, January 31st by Simone Healthcare in the Theater Lobby from 10 11:30 a.m. Free goodies while they last! Mini Flea Market: The 1st Friday of the month is the Friday Mini Flea Market. Come visit the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center. Join us Friday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. Noon. Find great items at affordable prices while supporting Senior Center special programs. If you think of it, drop off some canned goods into the new Bucket of Love for the Senior Center pantry. Your small donation helps the less fortunate with the extras to help them through the week. Health and Wellness Expo : Wednesday, February 6 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Gulfport at the Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport. Join us for a day of healthy fun for all ages! Empower Your Mind, Body & Soul with free health screenings, presentations, speakers, interactive demonstrations. Fresh & healthy food is Items are donated by local merchants. Western and Eastern Health modalities are available for all types of healthcare. Vaudeville Show: Friday, February 8, 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Remember the days of live shows with jugglers, dancing girls, comics, singing and dance. Tickets just $10 and help support the Senior Center through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Sponsored by our friends Jay & Lota Wygant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: -Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. See a FREE movie and enjoy a special lunch for only $2.50. Understanding Medicaid: Wednesday, February 20 from 1:30 2:30 p.m. What Medicaid Programs are available to Seniors? Am I eligible? How do I apply? Come and questions. Senior Property Tax Exemption Information : Friday, February 25, 9am until noon. Representatives from the Pinellas County Property Appraisers applications for the 2013 Property Tax Exemption. Senior Trips: Thursday, January 24 TO 5 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson, matinee with buffet meal$76.00, Wednesday, January 30 BILLY ELLIOT The Musical at Ruth Eckerd Hall, matinee with a preshow buffet included $98.00. To book please call Carolyn at 347-0806.New Hard Rock stop by Escot Tuesday, January 8. $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportaion for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 29 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MON., JAN. 21 IN OBSERVANCE OF ML KING DAY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: on hiatus until Thurs., February 7. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Meetings at Library cancelled. FMI on new dates and location, please call 727238-1688. Conscious Awareness Group: Thurs days, from 12:30 4 pm (some sessions will not last this long). Sessions will include a short meditation, an audio recording of a chapter of Practicing the Power of Now, a discussion, and video recordings of Eckhart Tolle's teachings from Eckhart Tolle TV. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am (NOTE TIME CHANGE). Discussion of Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. An Evening of Orchids & Scandal with Craig Pittman : Thurs., Jan. 24, 7:00 8:00 pm. Dont miss this suspenseful evening with Tampa Bay Times staff writer and author of several books. Reserve your seat today Call 727-893-1073. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, January 22. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. AARP Income Tax Assistance: Starting February 1; Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am 3:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's return if able at all sites. Voter Registration Drive: Sat., Feb. 2, 10:00 am 2:00 pm. Staff from the Superregister & update registrations. Real Estate News You Can Use Forum: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:00 6:45 pm. FMI, call Stephanie Slavick, 727-202-7011. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Jan. free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thurs day, Feb. 14, 3:30 4:30 pm. Share a story with a beautiful Golden Retriever shes a sweetheart! Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pmACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 8931068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info Starts Feb. 7th. Call Bonita at 941-2437740 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 748-6612 or allymorrell@scotsmanfitness. com at 727-345-0679 7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. and times at 850-264-1715 poli at 813-855-3112. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. at 280-4276. p.m. Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental ation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"SORDID LIVES"A black comedy about white trashJanuary 17-27 Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Sun., Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 3 Ballroom & Social Dancing 6-10pm, $7 Mon., Jan. 21 7-11pm 2012 Inaugural Ball Hors d'oeuvres, dessert. Black Tie 727-327-2796 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 Monday, Jan. 28 7-10:15PM USA Ballroom Dance $5 Members, $7 Non-members City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 Closed Mon., Jan. 21 of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Cynthia to give you a tour! This is your Center! All Spanish Classes are on Holiday and will resume on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! Singing group forming. If you like to sing and love music, please come in and sign up to be in a newly forming singing group. You must be a Senior Center member to participate. Stop by the Senior Center or call Gail at 727-893-2237 or Cynthia at 727-893-1231 to get on the list! The Android Tablet Class scheduled for Monday January 28th is full. You must sign up for the next class for February 11, 11 a.m. Please call 727893-1231 to get on the list. Free Blood Pressure check on Friday, Thursday, January 31st by Simone Healthcare in the Theater Lobby from 10 11:30 a.m. Free goodies while they last! Mini Flea Market: The 1st Friday of the month is the Friday Mini Flea Market. Come visit the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center. Join us Friday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. Noon. Find great items at affordable prices while supporting Senior Center special programs. If you think of it, drop off some canned goods into the new Bucket of Love for the Senior Center pantry. Your small donation helps the less fortunate with the extras to help them through the week. Health and Wellness Expo : Wednesday, February 6 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Gulfport at the Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport. Join us for a day of healthy fun for all ages! Empower Your Mind, Body & Soul with free health screenings, presentations, speakers, interactive demonstrations. Fresh & healthy food is Items are donated by local merchants. Western and Eastern Health modalities are available for all types of healthcare. Vaudeville Show: Friday, February 8, 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Remember the days of live shows with jugglers, dancing girls, comics, singing and dance. Tickets just $10 and help support the Senior Center through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Sponsored by our friends Jay & Lota Wygant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: -Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. See a FREE movie and enjoy a special lunch for only $2.50. Understanding Medicaid: Wednesday, February 20 from 1:30 2:30 p.m. What Medicaid Programs are available to Seniors? Am I eligible? How do I apply? Come and questions. Senior Property Tax Exemption Information : Friday, February 25, 9am until noon. Representatives from the Pinellas County Property Appraisers applications for the 2013 Property Tax Exemption. Senior Trips: Thursday, January 24 TO 5 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson, matinee with buffet meal$76.00, Wednesday, January 30 BILLY ELLIOT The Musical at Ruth Eckerd Hall, matinee with a preshow buffet included $98.00. To book please call Carolyn at 347-0806.New Hard Rock stop by Escot Tuesday, January 8. $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportaion for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org.
30 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their third Pancake Breakfast of the season on Saturday, February 2nd, from 7-11 a.m. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. This past Christmas they served 34 Gulfport families with Christmas toys is a Service Organization, meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Apply for Art Guilds Scholarship Award The Treasure Island Art Guild is offering a $1,500 Scholarship Award to a student going on to study art at a university this next summer. This is a way the Art Guild has of giving back to the community by encouraging all young art students to prepare for the challenging assignments of university life. Deadline for submitting art work is March 10th, 2013. For more information please visit: www.TreasureIslandArtGuild. org. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays menu is Koldunai (meat dumplings), soup, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursdays. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 31 No Surf Shack BarST. PETE BEACH Mike Anderson wont get the chance to ask the city commission for permission to add a bar to the Surf Shack. At Tuesday nights meeting, the commission voted unanimously to not allow requests for deviation from the land development code in the Large Resort District (the west side of 46th Avenue up to 64th Avenue). The way the land development code and the citys comprehensive plan read, if a property owner in the Large Resort District wants to use property for a commercial use such as a bar or restaurant, the property must have another permitted use. Permitted uses include hotels and motels and condominiums and apartments. The Surf Shack does not have one of those uses. Community Development Director George Kinney says the property would essentially need a 200-room hotel for such a bar to exist. The idea behind this [the land development code] is they [the city] want to get properties aggregated and make sure were not going to deviate from that, Mr. Kinney explained. Obviously, if you keep allowing smaller non-related [uses], youre just perpetuating whats already there. The citys comprehensive plan envisions this area as one with large resorts, and right now the city has no provision for people to ask the commission for changes to that plan. Mr. Anderson wanted the commission to create a way for people to ask for permission for those changes. All we are doing tonight is asking the commissioners to give you guys a way to hear from someone like myself in the future so you can say yes or no in a project such as the one Im interested in doing, Mr. Anderson said. It certainly doesnt mean I get to build anything anywhere all this is doing is giving you the power to decide. It doesnt mean anybody gets the right to build anything. Attorney Deborah Martohue presented a petition from residents opposed to the ordinance and spoke for over 10 minutes in opposition to allowing such requests. In response Steve Phalor asked for extra time to speak as well. I would ask that her seven minutes be stricken or I be given extended time to speak? he asked. Mayor Steve McFarlin allowed that he would have some extra time to speak if needed. We want the comprehensive plan to prevail, that is the most important thing, Mr. Phalor said. The land development code is just the vehicle that gets us there. You never see every situation that might arise. You cant make a good decision if you dont have the right to make a decision. The commission told Mr. Anderson, who owns the Surf Shack, the time had come to stick to its comprehensive plan. There was so much time, money, energy spent to have a comprehensive plan that Im concerned that what we do now is we want to follow the comp plan or the land development code, but not now and I think maybe that is the question I have about conditional use, Commissioner Lorraine Huhn said. Commissioner Bev Garnett pointed out that the commission wasnt voting My biggest concern was weve got a few property owners in here, if we stick to this as its written and theyre destroyed [by a storm] theres nothing they can do. What I dont want to see is these people held hostage [to where] theres one person they can sell their property to, Commissioner Garnett said. I know weve made some changes already Commissioner Jim Parent admitted, but added that in this particular area, its been kind of a clear thing. I dont want to give us the ability to chop it up. We put a lot of years and a lot of time into a vision, Mayor Steve McFarlin agreed. If we dont start today, what day are we going to start it?
32 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Play Vintage Trivial Pursuit The Bocce Club has offered to host Vintage Trivial Pursuit to be played on Friday, February 1st in the clubhouse auditorium at 7:15 p.m. Teams of 8-9 people will compete with other teams. No one will have to answer a question alone. Teams can be made within a building or groups of friends can make up a team. They need to limit the number of teams to 10. However, one can always be in the audience to watch and enjoy the fun. All residents, owners and renters, are invited to participate. This is a BYOB party. Along with setups for drinks, a dessert buffet and coffee will be served at some point in the evening. A nominal fee of $5 will cover costs for the evening. Tickets will be sold at the A list of board names is posted at the bocce courts. Please contact the above names to get a table for your team. You will need 6 or more team members to reserve a team table. 1-4 individuals will be placed on a team. If you wish a $5 audience ticket(s) they also are available from board information, call any Bocce Board member.Know your Lizzards Do you know your lizards? On January 31, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. learn about the fascinating lizards of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South. Join them while they learn how to identify the nine lizards found at the preserve. Participants will be provided a simple study of lizards. Cost $3/adults, $1.50 3-16/yrs. For further information contact Andrea Andersen at 893-7326.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 33 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntHow to Deal with a Holiday Hangover Hangover. Its such a descriptive word for the harsh reality one faces in the morning as a result of overindulging the night before. If you went a little nuts with the credit cards over the recent holidays, you may know a thing or two about a different kind of hangover -debt get rid of your holiday hangover. FACE THE FACTS. Stop beating yourself up for having overspent. Set your emotions to the side, and deal with just the facts. How much money are we talking about here? $800? $1,200? More? Whatever it is, face it head-on. MAKE A PLAN. Rather that separating your holiday debt from previous debt, lets focus on getting rid of it all. My Rapid Debt-Repayment Plan will get you completely free from all non-mortgage debt, and if you buckle down and get serious, you could wipe out a huge chunk of it in the next 12 months. STOP USING. If you cannot pay your balance in full each month, you need to stop using the plastic. No more. Finished. Buh-bye. Cut up all but one of your cards so you cannot use them, then put that last card in a very safe place away from your wallet. FIX YOUR PAYMENTS. Whatever your current minimum monthly payment is on each of your credit-card debts, determine to pay that same amount every month, regardless of the lower amount your statement may suggest you pay. LINE EM UP. Make a chart that lists your debts in order by outstanding balance, with the smallest at the top. SPEED IT UP. When you pay off are not adding new purchases), take payment of the second debt. When it is paid, take the payments from the Think of rolling a snowball down a hill. Thats how this works. You will be astonished at how quickly you can get debt-free. GET HELP. I wont try to mislead you to think that getting out of debt is simple. If that were the case, no one would be in debt. It takes a desire, commitment and willingness to make life. This time next year, youll be so glad you did.
34 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Award Winning Rehab With A View 1820 Shore Dr S. South Pasadena, FL 33707 Dolphins View offers individually tailored rehabilitation programs. From hip replacements to general weakness, let Dolphins View be your stepping stone home. eek erm Rehabilitatio n THEHEAL TH & REHAB CENTER at Shop Corey Fresh Market Corey Fresh Market is held in downtown St. Pete Beach on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It features over 40 local vendors including plants, produce, arts/crafts, specialty foods, live music and weekly appearance by Matthews Wildlife Rescue. Known to most: Mr. I Got Em BBQ!, Charlies Seafood, Joys Garlic & Sauces, The Guacamole Guy, The Cheese Lodge, Enchanted Sunshine Eucalyptus Oils, Hula Hoops, Wooks Beef Jerky, How Sweet It Is Rum Cakes, Katos Plants & Orchids, Sophi Anns Jams & Jellies, just to name a few. Corey merchants, restaurants and bars are open during market hours making this the biggest shopping and eating venue in St Pete Beach. 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 727498-8778. Apply for Visual Arts Scholarship Applications are now open for the Pinellas Park Art Society Scholarship valued at $1,500. The scholarship is based on artistic application requirements. Eligibility is open to all Pinellas County high school seniors public, private or home-schooled, or to college students currently enrolled in a visual arts program. To apply download the Scholarship Application Form and mail along with attachments, or complete/submit online at www. pinellasart.com. The scholarship is for the Fall 2013 semester. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. and scholarship awarded in June. This award is in keeping with their support the artistic endeavors of young people.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 35 Excerpts heard at the January 15, 2013Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesDog waste has hundreds of times more bacteria than human waste. Kelli Levy, from Pinellas County Watershed Management Most of the folks that represented it were from big industry... It seems like the rules were made by them, for them. What we do in Pinellas County really gets circumvented by... neighbors that, rather Its cheaper. Bob Worthington, about the membership of the Nitrogen Management Consortium. The city pays to be a part of the consortium; Mr. Worthington has served as the citys representative for almost two years. Did this seem like a group of people who were trying to improve what they did? -Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, to Mr. Worthington after interests. I was told that before this photo the only way you could get a slip at the marina was if you built it yourself. Gulfport Harbormaster Denis Frain, while showing a mid-20th-century photo of the Gulfport Marina. me... You continue to impress me. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, to Harbormaster Denis Frain One of the threats we didnt list here is that someday Denis will leave the marina. Councilman Dan Liedtke, about Harbormaster Denis Frains Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats statement as part of his ten year plan for the Gulfport Marina. Thats outstanding, and thats cooperation. Lieutenant Josh Stone, about Pinellas County Sheriffs Deputies assisting in Gulfport car burglaries because deputies could hear the pursuit of the alleged burglars on the shared radio channel. None of these outcomes have affected the quality of service. They are... in-house pet peeves. Lieutenant Josh Stone, about some of the negatives of using the Sheriff for dispatch services. I anticipate that somewhere down the road we will wean ourselves off the 893-1030 number. City Manager Jim OReilly, about the nonemergency number. They did, in fact, approve that. There was only one dissenting vote, and I think that was only because the commissioner was illinformed. I felt kind of like a Gulfport ambassador, because nobody was there from Gulfport but me. Id be happy to entertain a motion about continuing that job. Jan Lowe, about the Board of County Commissioners decision to create a domestic partnership registry. I dont think Ive seen Jim smile that much before. City Attorney Andy Salzman, when Councilman Dan Liedtke asked if, should the city win its claim against BP and receive $3.6 million, the money would go directly into its reserves. I would like to nominate the principal, or the school, for a Spirit of Gulfport award. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about the change in Boca Ciega High Schools status to an A school.
36 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Local ObituariesBARRS, BETTY JANE (MONTIGNEY), 90, of Gulfport, died Monday (January 7, 2013) in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born on January 14, 1922 in New Orleans to Arthur and Dorothy (Schoenfeld) Montigney. She moved to Gulfport in 1925, and attended school at Gulfport Elementary, Disston Junior High and graduated from St. Pete High in 1939. Betty married Merton Barrs on March 8, 1940, and they were married for 65 years until his passing in 2005. She was actively involved in the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport, where she had been a member since 1936. She had served as Church treasurer since 1978 and had been a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Administrative Council and remained actively involved in the UMW Ruth Circle (formerly Mary). She participated in several community organizations, including many different roles with the Gulfport Elementary PTA (19471964), Disston PTA and the Bogie Band Boosters, foreign student exchange program, the Gulfport Lions Auxiliary, and spent 8 years working with the Guardian Ad Litem program, 6th Jud. Dist. Pin. Co. She previously worked as a librarian at the Gulfport Public Library (19361940), a head cashier at Sears (St. & Bank Supply after 20 years as its knitting, counted cross stitch, reading, crossword puzzles, cooking, camping with the Van Hookers in North Carolina, their dogs, and, most of all, being with family and friends. She gave to her family and friends many gifts, including the knowledge that she loved them and also by how a simple act of love and kindness can help someone in need. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Barrs, Spartanburg, SC, and Susan Duval, Brooksville; a son, Philip and wife Kathy Barrs, Gulfport; two brothers, Arthur and his late wife Helen Montigney, Greenwood, IN, and William and wife Barbara Lee Anne Duval and husband Mike Palmieri, North Haven, CT, Jason Duval, Brooksville, Justin and wife Ashley Duval, Coleman, OK, Marielle and husband Matt Westerman, St. Petersburg, and Meredith and husband Ryan Noel, Moorpark, CA; four great-grandchildren, Kai Barrs, Alison and Thomas Palmieri, and Ember Duval; nephews Bruce and wife Lin Montigney, Greenwood, IN, Brian and wife Diana Montigney, Willmette, IL, Scott and wife Pam Renney, Evergreen, CO, and Todd and wife Daun Renney, Brandon; and nieces Beth and husband Jim Walter, Oldsmar, and Leah and husband Fred Emery, Parrish. A memorial service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport, 2728 53rd St. South on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. In lieu the Church Memorial Foundation. R. Lee Williams & Son, 49th St. No., http://www.rlwilliams.com/, 727527-1177. BELSCHER, JOHN, 84, of Gulfport, FL and Springville, NY died Monday, January 7, 2012. He was a member of Holy Name Church and St. Aloysius Church in Springville serving both parishes as an unsher. A Memorial Mass will be held January 19th at 12 p.m. at Holy Name Church. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Letha, 4 children, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. GIBSON, HELENE M., 88, of Gulfport, passed on Jan. 5, 2013, joining her husband, Gordon; son, Gordon, Jr. and her many beloved pets at the Gates of Heaven. She is survived by her daughter, Gail and son-in-law, Jeff Lista; granddaughters, Kara Lista Chamberlain and Jenna Lista Bright; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Rose Bright, a niece and many loved neighbors and church members. A Memorial Service will be on Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S., St. Petersburg. ROMINE, JULIA JEANNE (GRAY), 88, of Gulfport, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. She was born in Gulfport on Oct. 19, 1924, the daughter of Mary Lou Faurot Gray and Richard Gray. She attended Wesleyan College and University of Miami, where she earned a Master's Degree in Education. She married Charles Wesley Romine a career US Air Force pilot. Jeanne was a career educator retiring from the Dade County School system as an Assistant Principal. She was recognized for her innovation in education being appointed by the Federal Government as the head of the Remedial Reading Program for all of Dade County, Fl. After retirement she returned to her hometown of Gulfport. She loved to travel and explore the world. Just a few of her adventures were to take a Round the World cruise on a working freighter ship and dig for treasure as a female "Indiana Jones" at the Mayan Ruins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wesley (Chuck) Romine (1980) and son, Scott Wesley Romine (1973). She is survived by her daughter, Sharon M'liss Kemerer (Ronnie); son, Charles David Romine, Sr. (Cynthia grandchildren: David, Michelle, Dawn, Kimmie and Rachael, 9 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. The family will be celebrating her life in a private make donations in her name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, www.alzfdn.org, or the Suncoast Hospice Foundation. SHORR, MAY, 85, of South Pasadena, passed away Jan. 13, 2013 peace. She was born on May 30, 1927 in Detroit, MI. May was tough, kind, independent. She loved music, the beach, doing crossword puzzles (in pen of course). Oh, and she didn't appreciate being interrupted during Jeopardy and wouldn't hesitate to let you know it was on when you called. But if you really needed to talk, that before her own. She is survived by two children, Debby (and husband Bernie) and Dan (and wife Sharon). In addition are her grandchildren Lily, Michael (Mikey), Nicole and Matt (and wife Angie), who meant the world to her. She battled hard to stay
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 37 Obituaries (con't.)here long enough to help usher in her just couldn't quite make it. She was preceded in death by her husband Mickey and her son Hank, along with siblings Lil, Pearl, Johnny, and Benny. May dreamed of seeing her grandson Mikey in the perfect living opportunity and was working to help her daughter with that challenge. donations in May's memory to The Williams Syndrome Association (Attn. Special Housing Initiative), 570 Kirts Blvd. #223, Troy, MI 48084. Guestbook at davidcgross. com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911.
38 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Yard Guard Alarm Available for Free Secure your doors and gates for swimming pools with Yard Guard, now available for free at the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1400 19th Street N. Yard Guard, a security alert device, can be set and mounted to various doors and gates, releasing a 120 decibel alarm to alert to unauthorized entry. Yard Guard is battery operated and resets within 30 seconds. Courtesy of the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Aquatics and Florida Safe Pools, sponsored by Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition and All Childrens Hospital. To receive your own Yard Guard, please contact 727-893-7441 to check for availability. Stetson to offer Information Sessions Stetson University College of Law is hosting part-time law school information sessions in January, February and March for prospective law students who wish to learn more about the admissions process. Stetson enrolls new students annually in the fall. Prospective full-time law students are also welcome to attend. Those interested in attending should RSVP for one of the sessions: Law Center campus campus All programs will start at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP and for more information and directions to Stetsons Tampa Law Center or Gulfport campus, visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/ parttime or e-mail lawadmit@law. stetson.edu.Azalea Fresh Market Opens They are happy to announce the Azalea Fresh Market opening at their new location. A new community fresh market will be open every Saturday. This market will support their local community by supplying fresh produce, food and drinks, entertainment, local artists, neighborhood businesses and more. The fresh market is located in the Tyrone area (Science Center), 7701 22nd Avenue N. in west St. Petersburg and will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come join them for a fun day for the whole family and make the Azalea Fresh Market your one stop shopping experience!
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 39 v eriMED HealthGroup P asadenaPl ea se R SV P to Na ta sh a at 7273456337 if yo u pl an t o a tte nd an y or a ll se mi na rs USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin Januarys program includes: Handling Your Boat Jan. 22, and Your Highway Signs Jan 29. Februarys program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road Feb. 5, Boating Safety Feb. 12, Piloting Your Boat Part A Feb. 19, and Piloting Your Boat Part B Feb. 26. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.New Year Jazz The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor concerts in January. On Sunday, January 20th., Bill Maugers Vintage Jazz Band will play from 1-4 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom, Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Doors open 11:30 a.m. for membership meeting; 12 noon for concert. Admission is $10 members, $15 guests, students and active military free with I.D. Call 727-596-7142. On Thursday, January 24th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. in the ballroom, Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and active military free with I.D. Call 727-522-6877 Walking Club Returns The Gulfport Walking club meets at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard every Thursday through March 29. The Clubs adventures take them through many Gulfport and Pinellas County parks. Everyone walks at their own pace, so contact Recreation Coordinator John Lapham at 893-1079 for further information. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
40 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Bridge Club has Relocated The St. Petersburg Bridge Club will move to a new locaton at Mainlands Plaza, 9103 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park, on Jan. 1. The new space will provide more than 6,000 square feet of playing rooms and classrooms with adjacent parking. The facility will provide a new venue for the more than 500 members throughout the Tampa Bay area. The club offers more than 20 bridge games and classes each week plus a number of regional and state championship games throughout the year. For information on games or lessons, call 727-363-1136. Reading Paws with Maya Join Miss Bobbie and Maya, the reading assistance dog, the second Thursday of each month from 3:304:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, located at 5501 28th Avenue S. Did you know that reading to an animal can improve your childs reading and communication skills? Maya would love to hear a great story from you! Contact Cailey, the Youth Services Librarian, at cklasson@mygulfport. us or 727-893-1134. 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. Seniors Want to Sing! Are you a retired choir/music director ready to get back into the scene and have fun? Well, the Gulfport Senior Center is looking for you. They are looking for a vibrant volunteer to lead a choir who loves their music. If you are interested, please call Gail at 727-893-2237.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 41 An Evening with the Artists Value Fair Market invites you to an Evening with the Artists of The Marketplace on Thursday, January 24th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 3951 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg. Event features the artworks of Brenda Knoll Budd, Creative Clay, Hanh Kien, Jackie Gorissen, John Silva, Julio Navarro and Lenne NicklausBall. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Julie.Johnson@ valuefairmarket.com. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets the third Friday of each month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg, September through May. Bring a covered dish and $1 donation. Public is welcome for fun and games. Call Mary Ann at 727-595-8648 or Beverly at 727-328-1266. $$$$ S a ving CouponWith Coupon Only expire s 1/23/13750 ml 6.00 $ 26.99Crow n Roya lVa lid 1/17-1/23/13
42 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 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 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! Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Thetas next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at the home of Sharon Ingram at 7 p.m. The program for the evening will be presented by Lucy Brushaber. The members are looking forward to Sunshine City Councils Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction on Saturday, January 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Magnolia Club House at Five Towns on 54th Avenue. This will be the chapter social for this month and everyone has a good time bidding on the homemade desserts. There will also be a silent auction of assorted items. The cost of the meal is $8.50 for adults and Sharon Ingram is taking reservations/selling tickets (3212849). Val Rankin is the chairman for this event. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.Community Band to Present Concert The South Pasadena Community Band Will Present Lincoln and More on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place and 106th Avenue. Selections on the concert will include Lincoln at Gettysburg, First Suite in Eb, On a Hymn Tune of Philip Bliss, and a clarinet feature It Must Have Been Moonglow. Come and enjoy the music as Max Millspaugh directs this outstanding band. Kickboxing Class Starting in February This new class at Gulfport Recreation Center starts Thursday, February 7th. Class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the gameroom. The fees are $40 a month or $10 per drop in class. Please contact Bonita at 941243-7740 or email@example.com for free so there is no excuse not to try Toddler Storytime at Gulfport Library Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the community at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Avenue S., every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.! For more info contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@ mygulfport.us. Volunteers Needed at the Free Clinic New volunteer orientation is the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. and again on the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Various volunteer opportunities are available throughout their six programs. Contact Angel Schumaker, Director of Volunteers and Special Events, at angel. schumaker@stpetersburgfreeclinic. org or call 727-821-1200, ext. 114. 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 care, limited information
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 43 Visit Pinellas Folk Festival Celebrations continue at Heritage Village with the Pinellas Folk Festival on Saturday, January 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of the Tampa Bay areas premier folk musicians will spread the sounds of traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music on stages throughout the village. This year, the St. Pete Shanties and the Keystone Gospel Group will join bands such as Juniper and the Native American Flute Circle. The music wont stop playing when the bands do. Two jam sessions, one bluegrass and one folk, will festival. German and Scottish dance groups will join in the fun during the day with their stylish steps. The McMullen-Coachman Log Cabin will also house storytellers during the festival. A group of retired train lovers, Four Men and Their Trains, will roll into the festival with their model trains, complete with accessories, to display and run on the platform of the Sulphur Springs Depot train station all day long. Guests can take a look at the antique cars. The Folk Festival will also have traditional craft demonstrations, sugar cane grinding, a traditional activities. Pioneer soup making will also be demonstrated over an open The event will have a food court with a large variety of vendors to satisfy guests. Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Indian fried bread and chicken platters will be just some of the choices, as well as hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, kettle corn and gourmet coffee. Free parking and shuttle to the event entrance is located on 119th Street between Ulmerton and Walsingham roads. Handicapped parking and drop-off is located in the parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road. A $5 donation is suggested for adults and children older than 12. Admission is free for children younger than 12. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th Street N. in Largo.Womens Club holds Cruise Party The theme for Januarys meeting of the Gulfport Womens Club was a cruise party. Members were encouraged to dress accordingly and since it was a pot luck lunch dishes were from the Islands. What an assortment of garb and foods there was! Since there was no lunch fee, members donated food items for the Gulfport Senior Center Food Pantry and a small contribution for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Many of their members are from that area or have relatives who have been affected, Gulfport Womens Club is organization whose goal is to better serve the children and seniors of Gulfport. They encourage and welcome new members to join them. Meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of each month from November to April. Anyone interested in joining, please call Joan 345-5443 or send a check for $25 made out to GWC, PO Box 531274, St. Petersburg, FL 33747 for an annual membership. The next meeting will be held on February 13th at the Town Shores auditorium. Petie, Sandy, Ginny and Chairwoman Jan Hauser
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Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 45 By Matthew Margolis Comfort Dogs Petting a dog makes people feel better. Its not in our heads, and its not wishful thinking on the part of dog lovers. Its science. Petting a dog decreases levels of stress hormones, regulates breathing, lowers blood pressure and releases the hormone oxytocin, which is associated with bonding and affection. Medically speaking, people who pet dogs literally feel better. But the comfort provided by dogs is not limited to the passive act of standing to be pet. Psychologist Debbie Custance of Goldsmiths College, University of London, led a study to determine whether dogs actively show empathy. Working from the observation that dogs are social creatures that respond to us quite sensitively, and they seem to respond to our emotions. Custance asked volunteers to either pretend to cry or just hum in a weird way, according to National Geographic, who reported on the study. The response blew everyone away. Pretty much every single dog approached to tend to the criers, even if they were perfect strangers. The hummers went unnoticed. These are just some of the canine qualities that led people like Tim Hetzner, leader of the Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dogs team, to come to see dogs as counselors with fur. Hetzner and his team of 10 specially trained golden retrievers and their handlers traveled from Addison, Ill., to Newtown, Conn., the day after a shooter invaded Sandy Hook Elementary, killing 20 children and six adults and haunting an entire community. Hetzner says the dogs have excellent listening skills, and they demonstrate unconditional love. They dont judge you or talk back. Turns out the not talking back bit is huge. According to Hetzner, The biggest part of (the dog handlers) training is just learning to be quiet. Custance underscores that point. When humans show us affection, its quite a complicated thing that involves expectations and judgments, she told National Graphic. But with a dog, its a very uncomplicated, nonchallenging interaction with no consequences. And if youve been through a hard time, its lovely to have that. Therapy dogs have long made their mark in hospitals and nursing homes around the world. They draw smiles and forge bonds in programs developed for at-risk children. They aid in the rehabilitation of prisoners and the healing of soldiers suffering from PTSD. They calm the anxious And they provide comfort in times of tragedy. It seems so simple, doesnt it? A friendly approach, a patient presence, a quiet sounding board, a soft coat, a cold nose. Sometimes simple can be so powerful. (7 27 ) 32 169 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.
46 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Womans Club Celebrates 100 Years Front Row L-R: Diane Dudley, Marsha Irvin, Nancy Ruane (Chairman), Joan Jaicks, Tricia Schachtel. Back Row: Carole Groll (President), Teresa Hartley, Judy Zamanillo, Beth Timberlake, Carolyn DeFreitas. Historic GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club located at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E., will be celebrating 100 years of community service on Saturday, February 9th a Black & White Gala at 6 p.m. A great evening of walking down Memory Lane. Do you have special memories of our club? Were you married there? Attended Cotillions? Entertained there? Past member? Do you have any great pictures to share? Please join us for a special evening to reminisce. Food provided by Park Shore Grill for $50 per person. Proceeds to the Historic Building Restoration Fund. We would love to have you join in the festivities. Reservations only by calling Joan Jaicks at 727-896-5097.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 47 Introducing the Mayor Mike Rec Center After three decades as an elected Yakes will no longer have his photo on the wall at City Hall. As of February 23, though, he will have his name on the Gulfport Recreation Center. Gulfport will honor Mayor Yakes by renaming the Gulfport Recreation Center the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex. Just with your history and your involvement with kids and little league, I cant think of a more appropriate building to have your name on it, Vice Mayor Sam Henderson Sam Henderson told the mayor. Im deeply honored, and I might be the oldest member of the Rec Center, Mayor Yakes joked. When the time came to approve the motion, Councilwoman Barbara Banno approved the motion to rename the Gulfport Recreation Center. Proudly, yes, she said. The ceremony to rename the center in honor of the mayor will take place at 10 a.m. on February 23. Health and Wellness Expo Join us for a day of healthy fun for all ages on Wednesday, February 6th from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo at the Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Empower your mind, body and soul with free health screenings, presentations, speakers, interactive demonstrations. Fresh and healthy food is available and merchants. Western and Eastern Health modalities are available for all types of health care. Interested vendors can sign up now at http://gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Dont miss out on an opportunity to showcase your health care business. For more information, contact Gail at 727-893-2237. All proceeds from this event go to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation to enrich Senior programs. Table Tennis is Back The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is once again open for Table Tennis on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Anyone who is interested in playing should come to the Recreation Center and register. The one-time fees are $2 for Gulfport residents and $22 for non-residents. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions please call 727-893-1068. SoClassic Car Show Seeks Volunteers The So Classic Car Show is coming on February 2nd. Come out and Explorers and Gulfport Teen Council. They have spots for gate attendance and VIP tent workers. Contact Phil Reed at JSRTraining@aol.com or call 727-327-3509. Get involved today! 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.
48 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 From the Desk of Sheriff Bob GualtieriNew Multi Million Dollar Center to House Dispatch, 911 Emergency Communications and County Emer gency Medical Services (EMS) and the Countys new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). driving along Ulmerton Road and Seminole Boulevard in Largo -over the last few monthshas probably already noticed a great deal of construction activity and may have wondered what is going on? Well, this year, a new Public Safety Complex is rising next to the current Pinellas County Sheriffs Administration Building. The 40-acre site at 10750 withstand a category 5 hurricane. The new Administration Building, a three story, 218,330 square foot building, Communications and County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Countys new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Vehicle Maintenance Building will be a 25,452 square foot facility for The Communications Building, a 2,203 square foot building will be at the base of a 300 foot tall communications tower. The new complex will also have a four story parking garage with 687 parking spaces. Parking will be augmented with 566 surface parking spaces for a total of 1,253 spaces. A 23,000 square foot Central Energy Plant completes the list of new structures. of all facilities without affecting water quality. The only existing building that will remain standing will be Building 400, which is the current home to Human Resources. This building will be renovated and Other Pinellas County Government components will be located on the new Public Safety Complex campus primarily, the Emergency Management Center, (EOC) and the Consolidated Communications Center. We are pleased to report to residents of Pinellas County that construction is moving forward and on schedule. The timetable is as follows: The Vehicle Maintenance Building, the Parking Garage, the Communications Building and the Central Energy Plant are all set for completion by fall of this year. Plans are to have the Administration Building ready for occupancy by March of 2014. The total cost of the project is $81,403,306 and is being funded through the Penny for Pinellas referendum. We invite citizens to track the progress of the construction project by visiting Tampa Bay Family Financial Fair There will be a free Family Financial Fair on February 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at JWB Childrens Services Council, 14155 58th Street N. in Clearwater (PSTA Bus Route #79). appointment only. Call 727-453-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer at Beach Classic Race The City and Race Committee is still in need of volunteers to be Course Marshals for Saturday and Sunday. Ive been asked to see if anyone else on my update list would like to volunteer for this great event. If you would like to spend a few hours helping to make this event spectacular and showing off our City Spirit to Race visitors then simply send an email to email@example.com. Ol Time Gospel Hour Pasadena Community Church invites you to an old-fashioned gospel sing! This 60th Annual Starlight Musicale will be held on Friday, February 8th at 7:30 p.m. This Ol Time Gospel Hour will feature many of the old favorite songs such as Down By The Riverside, Sunshine in my Soul, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, and many more. The Chancel Choir, guest instrumentalists, pianist, soloist and childrens choir will be accompanied by the Moller 4,600 pipe organ. Tickets are $6 per person and February 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and at the door on February 8th. There will be open seating this year no reserved seats. Gather your neighbors, family, and friends and come and join us in this special revival hour. The Church is located at 227 70th Street S. in St. Petersburg. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 49 A Dedicated Life Honored at Beach Park DedicationBy Cathy Salustri In April, 1973, Danny Walker met Peg Creed when he interviewed with the city of St. Pete Beach. She took him to lunch. On Monday afternoon, Mr. Walker the citys former city manager fought tears as he talked about his affection for her. Over the years she was always the same, he said. She was a great person, and I am so honored... to be here today. Mr. Walker spoke at the unveiling of Peg Creed Park, a waterfront park in the north end of the city. Peg Creed dedicated much of her life to the city and its residents; Monday afternoon, the city and its residents posthumously dedicated a park to her. Ms. Creed died in the spring of 2012. I know mom is very appreciative of this. The beach meant a lot to her; it was her life, her son Doug said. She loved the water and the look of the sun. The park, at the west end of 90th Avenue, faces Blind Pass and Sunset Beach to the west and Gulf Boulevard to the east. Ms. Creed was a common face at city hall and a tireless volunteer receptionist for the city as well as a volunteer for the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. One of Ms. Creeds closest friends, Sally Yoder, remembers Ms. Creed best for her friendship, devotion to the community, and how she liked her soup extremely hot. Ms. Yoders soup memory was not the only food-related memory of the wellknown beach face. Other friends spoke of Ms. Creeds baking. She made the best lemon meringue pie and she made it for me, Friends of the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum President Spencer Lucas said. Others recalled her bringing them anniversary cakes or chocolate chip cookies. Fittingly, the city celebrated the park dedication with lemonade and giant chocolate chip cookies. Conference Brings Urban Farming Home Want to learn how to grow your own food or raise chickens in your backyard? How about expanding your interest to the growth of your own urban farming business? Pinellas County Extensions Urban Farming Small-to-Large will cover everything from the backyard to the market on Saturday, February 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The of its kind in Pinellas County, will be held at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The conference fee is $7.50 for the morning or afternoon sessions and $12 for the full day. Urban farming promotes selflatest trends in hydroponic vegetable gardening, backyard chickens and integrated pest management the economic control of pests with minimal environmental impact. The morning sessions, geared to homeowners and commercial farmers, includes: The afternoon schedule with a focus on commercial urban farming includes: and cost analysis; marketing; Space is limited. To register for this event call 727-582-2100 then press 2, or visit www.eventbright.com/ event/4885032263/.GriefShare Support Group The public is welcome to come to a grief support group at Cornerstone Community Church at 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The group meets on Fridays through March 29th from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information, please call 727343-7747.
50 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/4 Disturbance3100 Blk Clinton St. S. Stolen Vehicle1400 Blk 59th St. S. Domestic3200 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Assault/Battery2000 Blk 55th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1700 Blk York St. S. Domestic3000 Blk Dupont St. S. Saturday 1/5 Civil Matter5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Civil Matter3100 Blk 56th St. S. Drug Call5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Theft5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Assault/Battery13th Ave. & 60th St. S. Civil Matter3100 Blk 56th St. S. Trespass5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trespass5600 Blk 31st Ave. S. Sunday 1/6 NoiseShore Blvd. & 54th Ave. S. Noise5200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Domestic11th Ave. & 64th St. S. Domestic2600 Blk 47th St. S. Neighbor Problem5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Noise1200 Blk 53rd St. S. Trespass6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleBeach & Shore Blvd. S. Burglary2600 Blk 47th St. S. Accident with Injuries2500 Blk 51st St. S. Fire Brush2600 Blk Upton St. S. DUI2500 Blk 51st St. S. Monday 1/7 Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic5200 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Cruelty1800 Blk 58th St. S. Keep the Peace5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle1400 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery5200 Blk 16th Ave. S. Assault/Battery52nd St. & 14th Ave. S. Tuesday 1/8 Civil MatterJersey Ave. & 55th St. S. Keep the Peace5600 Blk 31st St. S. NoiseShore Blvd. & 54th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Accident Parking Lot3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call5500 Blk Shore Blvd .S. Trespass4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Person Under InuenceFreemont St. & 15th Ave. S. Prowler3000 Blk 53rd St. S. Wednesday 1/9 Animal Call1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Person Under Inuence30th Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk 10th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 52nd St. S. Keep the Peace5000 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Thursday 1/10 Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Animal Call1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal Call5800 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic2300 Blk 53rd St. S. Civil Matter5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Disturbance900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft1600 Blk 54th St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 29th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Noise1600 Blk 56th St. S. Disturbance5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise1600 Blk 56th St. S.
Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 51 By Scott LafeeIve Got Good News and Bad News The good news is that, according to the Annual Report of the Nation on the Status of Cancer, cancer mortality rates in the United States broadly declined 1.5 percent annually from 2000 to 2009. 1.8 percent per year among men and among children and 1.4 percent per year among women. The number of diagnoses of cancer in men dropped 0.6 percent from 2000 to 2009. It was unchanged for women and children. The improvements were attributed to better and more screening for leading types of cancer, including lung, colorectal, breast and prostate. Also, it helped that fewer Americans smoked. The bad news: Cancer mortality rates increased for some cancers. Rates were up for skin cancer in men, uterine cancer in women and pancreatic and liver cancer in both genders. There was also an uptick in the incidence of oral and anal cancers related to human papillomavirus infections. Experts lauded the progress, but said more could be made with greater efforts to promote smoking cessation, weight loss, healthy diets, exercise and reduced alcohol consumption. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE The average American consumes 14,820 pounds of meat in a lifetime, or the equivalent of a large Minke whale. GET ME THAT. STAT! Approximately 20 percent of Medicare patients account for 80 percent of spending. COUNTS 17,800 -Average cost per hospitalization, in dollars, of the highest cost Medicare patients 17,600 -Average follow-up cost, in dollars, for these patients after they left hospital Source: The Health Care Advisory Board MEET GERM H3N2 appears to be driving the than-normal numbers of people. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control outbreaks have been reported in 41 states, a big number for this early in H3N2 produces particularly hardhitting symptoms, but experts note it is also one of the three strains which people are urged to get if they havent already been vaccinated. While the vast majority of people be life threatening to the elderly, young children and those with impaired immune systems. Each infections, according to the CDC. OBSERVATION A mans health can be judged by which he takes two at a time -pills or stairs. --Joan Welsh LAST WORDS I feel here that this time they have succeeded. -Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and multiple assassination target (1879-1940), killed while in exile in Mexico City. Try your hand at Sudoku
52 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is your Legal Health? (Part I) As with your physical well-being, you can avoid major legal problems by periodically checking the status of your legal health. Some of the areas in which you may wish to consider getting a legal "check-up" are estate planning, wills, trusts, insurance retirement planning. A review of your legal affairs on an annual basis to ensure that all relevant legal documents meet your current needs is recommended. Many times, a yearly legal checkup will uncover legal problems that can be corrected before they cause a major problem. For example, with a birth or death of a loved one, you may wish to reevaluate your will, trust or estate plan. Like a physician or dentist, a lawyer is trained to diagnose legal problems or maladies and recommend cures. During your legal checkup, a review of your family affairs, real estate holdings, interests and employment should be your legal health, a lawyer should be able to anticipate what remedial action is necessary before a minor problem becomes a costly disaster. In upcoming segments of this publication, we will together explore some of the common legal problems uncovered by a legal checkup. As with a medical problems, it is important to see a lawyer as early as possible, that is, before a legal problem occurs, or if there is already a legal problem, before it becomes more aggravated and costly. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson This column outlines general legal consult an attorney. (727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830Advertising@theGabber.comtheG a b b e r Since 1968Any Business Any BudgetBusiness Classified Ads as low as $15.00 Real Estate / Service Guide from $15.00 Business Feature Story $250 Service Business Card $31.25 Display Advertising from $51.60 per issueServing the Community Every Thursday Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget.
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54 Gabber January 17 January 23, 2013 Who The Hell is Diane Nash? Who the hell is Diane Nash? Attorney General Robert Kennedy had this question for his assistant in 1961, when young men and women, both black and white, boarded buses to head into the heart of Dixie to test segregation laws. Klansmen holding the doors closed to try and kill the riders. Mobs attacked them. People beat the riders with iron pipes. Kennedys assistant, John Seigenthaler, described the rides as a war zone. Nevertheless, a young black woman named Diane Nash helped lead a second wave of nonviolent protesters boarding the buses. She signed her last will and testament before stepping on board. Her brave act of civil disobedience, along with the other Freedom Riders, changed the world. Flash forward 50 years. Gulfport beach. A group of folks wait for the police to arrest them or, at the least, write them a ticket. They use the phrase civil rights and civil disobedience as they stage their protest. What did they protest? A ban on smoking on the beach. Last year city council passed a law banning tobacco use on the beach and in certain other outdoor public areas. This small group of men and women gathered to protest Gulfport trouncing their civil rights. A lawyer represented The group planned to test the law in court. It took them two tries, but the police granted the lawyers wish and wrote him a ticket for smoking. I heard Alices Restaurant in my head. What a joke, I thought. Turns out, the jokes on me. This is, after all, America: whine loud enough and threaten to sue long enough and youll get your way eventually. A Sarasota County judge overturned Sarasotas nonsmoking beach ordinance last month, and since Gulfport modeled its law around Sarasotas, the city opted to revoke the smoking ban rather than face the attorney in court. In its purest form, this was indeed civil disobedience. I wont argue that. Bearing that in mind, I say this to that group: Congratulations! Youve won the right to smoke on the beach! Wait, thats not right. You cried and kicked like a spoiled toddler until you got your way, and I want to vomit every time I think of it. Smoking is not a civil right; youve done nothing more than become so much of a pest that the city changed a law most of the taxpayers either wanted or didnt care about having in place. You did not change the world; you simply preserved the right for people to give themselves lung cancer in public. I dont care if you want to give yourself cancer. Thats not my issue. My issue is that smoking is not now and never will be a civil right. That was just the shield many (although not all) of the protesters hid behind. It seems to me, though, that a few of the organizers may have had a chip on their shoulder perhaps rightly so, perhaps not regarding former vice mayor David Hastings. I would wager that many in this group so much couldnt stand Mr. Hastings that, had he advocated protecting smokers rights, this same group of civil disobedients would have hired a lawyer to sue the city for putting their health in danger. It seems a little disingenuous to hold a city hostage and compromise the well-being of the many for a political competition of a few? You have just cheapened the act of civil disobedience of Diane Nash and the Freedom Riders. You cheapened it for every man and woman who fought for safer working conditions in the 1930s. Youve cheapened it for the gay couple who may want to challenge laws saying their love is wrong. These types of civil disobedients break the law because they believe they could change the world. They would die for their beliefs. Can any one person who protested look me in the eye and say they would die for their right to smoke on the beach? Can you honestly say that if the current vice mayor and not the former had suggested this law you would be just as hot to protest it? Robert Kennedy asked his assistant Who the hell is Diane Nash? when he heard about her plans to ride an integrated bus into the segregated south. The irony became apparent later, when everyone knew Ms. Nashs name as a result of her acts. She and the rest of the Freedom Riders risked their lives for racial equality. To put yourself on their level because of a personal vendetta? Well, then, I would have to ask: Who the hell are you? Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
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