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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 02-07-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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No. 2296 February 7 February 13, 2013 Call f or an appointment727-343-3132 Smoking OK on Gulfport Beach Town Shores Mayoral Candidate Debate On March 12 Gulfportians mayor in almost two decades. On Tuesday, February 5 the two candidates current vice mayor and Ward Four representative Sam Henderson and former vice mayor and former Ward Three For Town Shores residents, Town Shores will re-run the debate three times before the election on Channel 96. The Gabber will also post a link to the entire debate this week. See Debate, page 36 Former Gulfport Council member Bob Worthington (left) and current Vice Mayor Sam Henderson answer questions at the rst of three Town Shores candidate debates. City asks for Grant Money to Create Trolley Park If the county agrees, the city of Gulfport will have a park honoring its historic trolley. The proposed park, at the Tangerine Greenway at 49th Street, will include a replica of the citys original trolley that various groups could use. The park will also include paved space and electricity for special events. The city estimates the cost of the park at between $200,000 and $300,000; of that, the city would have to pay 25% with the remaining 75% coming from the county-controlled Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This project is part of the 49th Street Redevelopment Plan. its beach smoking ban. While littering the beach with cigarette butts remains illegal, lighting up on the beach is once again within the law. Council repealed the law when a Sarasota County judge ruled that a similar ban the one Gulfport used as a model for its own smoking ban violated state law. have designated smoking areas in view of the Wheels on the GreenwayKevin McNamara takes a break from judging the cars at Saturdays So49 Classic Car Show to talk about the event. I think it was nice, the Lions Club member said. Mr. McNamara came from the Lions Club pancake breakfast to the car show on the Tangerine Greenway. There were more cars this year and a nice variety of food.

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2 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Second Annual 2Cool Art Show The Second Annual 2Cool Art Show will be held February 9-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., inside the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard, Gulfport. The show is presented by The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) in collaboration with the City of Gulfport. Parking and admission is free for this event located on Gulfports scenic waterfront. With the resounding success of the and its Merchant Association invited PAVA and its members to return for a second year. This is a juried high caliber work from 40 local and statewide artists. All artwork is made in America hand created by the artist and for sale. Susan Rollins Gehring, President, said PAVA is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the City of Gulfport. Commenting on the 2Cool Art Shows proximity to Valentines Day, she said their loved one. In addition, weather will not be a deterrent because the show is held indoors in the historic building that has been referred to as the heart and hub of charming downtown Gulfport. Valentine Dinner Dance The Italian-American Society of St. Petersburgs 4th annual fund raiser will be Saturday, February 9, at 6 p.m. at the Treasure Island Community Center. The four-piece band Pleasure will play, and there will be dance partners for the ladies. The dinner is three courses with free wine. You may also BYOB. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50. Hors doeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and music at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance. or $35 at the door. For information and reservations, contact Steve at 727-224-8731.Public Safety Boating Class An ABS (All about Boating Safety) Class will be offered on Saturday, February 9th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). There will be a one our lunch break about 12 noon (you can bring your lunch). Bring pens and pencils and note paper. Cost is $40 per person, books and materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive the State of Florida bobber card. For information and registration call 727-399-7986.South Pasadena Civic Association The South Pasadena Civic Association is having a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, February 9th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Following the dinner there will be 10 games of Bingo. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Call Agnes at 347-5292 for tickets. Also the South Pasadena Civic Association will be hosting a Meet the Candidate meeting on Wednesday, February 13th at 1:30 p.m. in City Hall.

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4 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Circle of Friends to Meet As you may know, the Circle of Friends is now beginning its third year. They had a very good 2012 and have wonderful programs and projects upcoming in 2013. Join them at their 2nd Annual Meeting on February 19th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. They are delighted that Peter Kageyama, the internationally recognized expert on community development and grassroots engagement, will be the featured speaker. Peter is the locally-based award-winning author of For the Love of Cities. He has spoken around the world about bottom up community development and the way ordinary yet amazing people are making change. They think Peter will ideas about what makes for lovable cities and how even a small group of individuals can make a major impact in the cities they love. At the annual meeting they will the Gulfport Library Reading Garden. They will have sketches of the proposed garden at the meeting and landscape architect, Christopher Ross, will be present to walk through the garden space. They will also announce opportunities for members and others to help in making the Reading Garden a reality. They thank you for your support and very much hope to see you on Tuesday, February 19. Please let them know if you can attend by sending an email to David Mather, library administrator, at dmather@mygulfport.us or by phoning the library at 727-893-1074. Family Fun Day Family Fun Day is presented by the City of Gulfport Recreation Division. The event is Saturday, February 16th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tomlinson Lake Park (corner of Tangerine Ave. S. and 54th St. S.). The free event will arts and crafts and family competitions. Hot dogs and bottled water will be available starting at 11 a.m. Please come join them for this wonderful family event!

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 5 Law Intern Helps Gulfport A Stetson law student has started interning with the city, offering assistance with some legal matters for the city. The intern will work with the city through the third week in April. Under the guidance of City Attorney Andy Salzman, the intern has worked thus far with the RV ordinance, the marina and some planning issues. Get Help with FAFSA FAFSA Nights is an event aimed at helping students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) quickly so they can qualify for the FAFSA Nights on the following Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at one of the Pinellas County high school locations for one-on-one help with the 2013-14 FAFSA. The information is posted online here: https://www.spcollege.edu/ fafsanights/. MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be on February 15th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595. Natural History Speaker Series Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. and the City of St. Petersburg announce the next Natural History in Your Backyard by Cindy Peacock, Horticulturist, on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way can bring colorful life and beauty to your backyard landscape. You will to your garden and some designs for planting your garden. Free. The programs feature a diverse range of speakers on Florida natural and cultural history. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through April. Call 893-7326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec. org.

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6 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Website Revision Survey for Gulfport With the increase in the use of the internet in the daily lives of Americans, the importance of the City of Gulfport website has increased as a way for city government to communicate with citizens, businesses, and visitors. In their continuing effort to give the citizens of Gulfport the service they expect and deserve; they would like to revise and enhance their website based upon citizen feedback and best practices. Please visit the City of Gulfport homepage, http://mygulfport.us/, and click WEBSITE SURVEY next to latest news to participate. Please note that this survey is optional. Thank you for your time and responses. For more information, please contact City of Gulfport Interim IT Director David Mather at 727-893-1075 or by email at dmather@mygulfport.us. 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program Registrations are still being accepted for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program for children who will be entering Kindergarten through age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementarys. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents with monthly fees of $146 for residents and $292 for non-residents. Hours of registration are Monday Friday from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Packets are available at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and on-line (mygulfport.us, City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center, Programs). Please call 893-1068 for more information.Canadian Club Luncheon Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida is a group of happy Canadian fellows who meet monthly over the snowbird season at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park to enjoy Canadian camaraderie, good refreshments, a wonderful meal, and great speakers. Their next luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 13, (doors open at 11 a.m). Many golf each Thursday morning. Several annual events include their ladies. Membership is $15. Lunch is $13. Contact Dann Oliver at dannoliver@verizon.net, or call 727-343-3843.

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8 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Sunsation Show Chorus to Perform Sunsation Show Chorus will perform its second show of the season, Destination, on February 10th at 3 p.m. at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Avenue. The show is an exploration of cities and neighborhoods where music of our generation was born. Scott family members will perform a musical tribute to Bill Scott, recently deceased drummer of the group. Tickets for this show are $15; $25 for this show and the April 14 show. To purchase tickets call 530-7190. Republican Club to Meet Diane Nelson, Pinellas County Tax Collector, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, February 13th at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. She will discuss tax issues that affect residents of Pinellas County. Following her presentation Mrs. Nelson will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer Session. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information on this event and other club activities, please call Gus Pries at 727-864-0312.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 9 Voter Registration Deadline Nears Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding residents of nine municipalities conducting elections on March 12 that Monday, February 11 is the voter registration deadline to vote in these municipal elections. Municipal elections will be conducted March 12 in Belleair Bluffs, Gulfport, Kenneth City, Madeira Beach, Oldsmar, Seminole, South Pasadena, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island. Registration is required for new voters by this deadline in order to participate in the election. Anyone who is already registered to vote does not need to re-register. You can register to vote or update your voter information at services. Some public libraries have evening and weekend hours. Address changes from another Florida county made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes within the county may be made by calling 464-VOTE or emailing election@votepinellas. com; include date of birth. Any updates may be made by completing and signing a voter registration application, available at www. votepinellas.com, and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. To request a ballot by mail or for more information, call 727464-VOTE (8683) or visit www. votepinellas.com. For an updated voter registration event list, visit www.votepinellas.com and select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu.

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10 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Gulfport Free Clothing Swap Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, February 12th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Boulevard S. Participants are garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th. Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, Florida grassfed beef, free range chicken, herbs, and granola, local honey, pet treats, hand-made soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, bath and body products and much more. Over 50 vendors set up shop for the day each Tuesday. New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., month, when the Market lasts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., accommodating after-work shoppers. For more details about the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. Visit the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com or Fresh Market Facebook page at www. facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket. 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: Gulfport 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. Vaudeville Show on Friday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Remember the days of live shows with jugglers, dancing girls, comics, singing and dance? Experience a bit of the past with the upcoming Vaudeville Show. Tickets are $7 or bring a friend for a special 2 for $10 and help support the Senior Center through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Pick up your tickets at the Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. Sponsored by their friends Jay and Lota Wygant.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 11 Baskets of Cheer for the Reading Garden Circle of Friends of the Gulfport library has launched its newest project, a Reading Garden, to be added to the exterior of the library building. To help raise funds for the Garden, Circle of Friends has nine themed baskets for sale at the library. Please help raise the funds for the Garden by bidding on your favorite basket. All proceeds from the baskets will go to the new Reading Garden. Bidding is open until the night of the Peter Kageyama speech, For the Love of Cities, at the Circles 2nd annual meeting on February 19th at 7 p.m. at the library.MOWC to Meet formerly known as The Retired luncheon February 12 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The speaker will be Dianne Gurrera from the reservations 812-4868. Assistance with Property Tax Exemptions the Gulfport Senior Center on Monday, February 25 from 9 a.m. until noon to Permanent residents of Pinellas County may qualify for one or more property tax exemptions, which may result in hundreds of dollars in property tax savings. But, they must apply before the March 1st deadline. his or her surviving spouse) entered the service while a Florida resident. of the United States military. Some important facts to remember: all of the exemptions do. time of purchase, that exemption will be removed on December 31, and you will need to apply for your own. March 1, 2013. for additional information, call the Personal Exemptions Division at 727-4643294, or visit the Pinellas County Property Appraiser website at http://pcpao. org. (7 27 ) 32 169 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults. Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities every Thursday since 1968.

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12 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 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/.Questions on Medicaid What Medicaid programs are available to seniors? Am you eligible? the answers to your questions on Wednesday, February 20 from 1:302:30 p.m. at the Gulfport MultiPurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. Polish American Society The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) will hold their next dance on February 10th. Doors open at 1 p.m.; bar is open at 1:30 p.m. Dinner is from 2-3 p.m. and costs $7. Dancing to the New Soundz is from 3-6 p.m. and costs $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please RSVP for dinner. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 13 Audition for A Flea in Her Ear The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for George Feydeaus A Flea in Her Ear on February 11th and 12th (Monday and Tuesday). Auditions will start at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Players Back Door Theater located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. The director for the play will be Vic Carr and Vic needs nine men, ages to 50s. Auditions will be cold reading from the script. The play will run from April 11th through 21st for a total of eight performances at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. The play is a very fast-paced comedy that requires a lot of physical action from the cast. It also has some adult language and content. The Players are a true community theater group and, as such, their auditions are open to everyone, regardless of their level of experience. Players on their website at: http:// www.gulfportcommunityplayers. org There is also a map on that site showing you how to get to the Back Door Theater. Drop by and try out for a part! Town Shores Red Hatters Club for the fun afternoon teaching them the fundamentals of playing playing and several said they might be interested in getting involved. Bunco will be played tomorrow Friday, February 8 in the clubhouse lounge. Dont forget your $2. If you are new to Town Shores and are interested in joining their group, now is the time. Please call Judy at 344-7558 or Julie at 343-6587. Dues are now due, $5 for the year. They have been invited for a membership breakfast at the Fountains on the 18th at 9 a.m. Please call Julie at 343-6587 if you are interested in going. They will leave from the clubhouse parking at 8:30 a.m. Please check channel 96 for any updates and new information that may occur during the month. Free Movie Day Dont forget Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. is a free movie day featuring One More for the Road with a lunch special for $2.50 at the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. where good friends meet!

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14 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Royal Canadian Legion to Meet Royal Canadian Legion, Post 144, (founded 1942) meets monthly over the snowbird season at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner Street, Clearwater for a regular Legion meeting; then share pot-luck snacks and comradeship. They have many social events scheduled over the season including parades picnics, Christmas dinner/dance, invasions, Blue Jay game, etc. Post 144 is very active with Regular, ($40) from many allied forces. Current RCL Members are welcome to become Winter Members ($10) and receive their Veterans Voice newsletter. Their next meeting is at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 11th. Call Dann Oliver at 727-343-3843, or emaildannoliver@verizon.net. Get your Scrubs Here Sophies Attic Thrift Shop, an outreach ministry of First United Methodist Church-Gulfport, has received a large number of clean scrub tops and are making them available for just $2 each this week! They are located near the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St. and are open 9-noon on Friday and Saturday. Many other grand bargains are available there, too. Drop on by and check out all the surprises we offer. The churchs Sunday Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. and they have Wednesday night potluck supper and Bible Study at 6 p.m. each week. All are welcome. 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 by appointment only. Call 727-4535600 or email eburch@jwbpinellas. org.Shop the Thrift Mall and Gift Store Pasadena Community Church now has four stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. The other store is in the LEC building and features gifts.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 15 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast St. Albans Episcopal Church, located at 330 85th Avenue in St. Pete Beach, invites the public to the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast on February 12th. The event will be held in the Parish Hall from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $5 a person and can be purchased in advance following the 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on February 3rd and February 10th or tickets can be purchased at responders in uniform eat free. Call 360-8406. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Most people in the United States know it as Fat Tuesday as is highly celebrated in New Orleans in the tradition of Mardi Gras. In French, Mardi means Tuesday and Gras mean fat as in pate de foie gras which is liver paste and very fatty. The tradition of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was to rid the house of fat, milk and eggs prior to the start of Lent. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is located at 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. On February 14th they will hold a Horticulture Seminar. Coffee will be 9:30, program at 10 a.m. Growing Native Plants in the Right Spot by Bruce Turley, Landscape Designer/Consultant of Wilcox Nursery. No charge, visitors welcome. Annual Flea Market & Plant Sale, Hidden Treasurers Something for Everyone will be held on Friday, February 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, February 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale features jewelry, antiques, collectables, clothing, household items and plants. Lunch is available. On Thursday, February 21, they will host a Wine & Cheese Preview Night from 5-7 p.m., $5 (preview night only).

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16 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Educators Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Meetings are open to all who including teachers, support personnel and administrators, whether here in Florida or elsewhere. The meeting is not used for business. They have an event from the hospitality committee, a song, a thought for the day and some important announcements such as information about future meetings, conferences, help needed or recognition of birthdays. After hearing from the speaker, various chairpersons share information. They meeting they have the opportunity to help a local charity, carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. Our featured agency for February will be the Pinellas Point Nursing and Rehab Center which requests body lotion, body wash, yarns and looms for making potholders. The meeting generally ends by 1 p.m. The February 14th meeting will take place at the Stavros Center, 12090 Starkey Road in Largo. Ralph Heath, Founder of the Seabird Sanctuary (Indian Rocks) will present the wonderful endeavor to save and promote the beauty of our West Coast seabird life. They will discover how and why this effort impacts us all. Come join them for this exciting presentation. For more information contact Joyce Walters at 727-526-5065 or email her at jellen1943@yahoo.com. Valentines Movie Night St. Petersburg Community Church invites you to a Valentines Movie Night at 7 p.m. on February 16th. Join them in their Fellowship Hall for a free showing of the movie Courageous. Children, ages 5-10, are welcome to join them for a them during the movie. Nursery will also be provided for children infant age 4. Popcorn will be served during the movie. The event is free and will take place at the church located at 4501 30th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. For more information and to R.S.V.P. please contact the church at 727525-0012 or visit www.gracetograce. org. West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month, February 14th, at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), 12175 125th Street N. in Largo. An educational class will be held at 7 p.m. with Corinne Arnold on Mounting Orchids. At 7:30 p.m. Jim Roberts will speak on Dynamic Dendrobium anosmum and its Hybrids An orchid Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. For more information, please call 727 550-7993.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 17 Gulfport Fresh Market Celebrates Anniversary February marks the seven-year anniversary of the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. The Market was established in February 2006 by the Gulfport Merchants Association and has grown from a small handful of vendors on one block of scenic Beach Blvd. to its present roster of over 60 vendors assembled across several steadily increased over the years, and the Market now routinely has several hundred visitors on a typical day, numbering up to 3,000 visitors on high season days. The focus of the Market is on unique and artisan goods, including as many locally-produced products as possible. A wide variety of foods is available, including locally-grown and organic produce, breads, cheese, seafood, Florida-raised meats, nuts, desserts, candy, jams, sauces, herbs, local honey, pickles, olives, prepared foods and much more. Hand-made bath and body products, garden another mainstay. Local authors are often on hand. A master knife and tool sharpener on site will work on your knives as you shop. Artists and craftspersons, many working as you watch, are always on hand to display and sell their hand-made work, including painting, jewelry, wood, photography and more. Local musicians in two locations keep market-goers entertained with styles from rock and pop to jazz, island, and blues. A current roster of weekly and occasional vendors is posted on the Fresh Markets website at www. gulfportma.com or visit the Markets Facebook page at www.facebook. com/gulfportfreshmarket. The Fresh Market also gives back to the community. A food and personal needs collection basket for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is located at the Merchants Association tent each week. Space is offered free of to raise funds and awareness for their causes. On the second Tuesday of each month, the Fresh Market sponsors a popular clothing swap to Stops Abuse). Participants bring in donated garments, and can select some to exchange. Extra clothing and donations are contributed to CASA. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is open year-round. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during summer). During high season, the Fresh Market remains of each month to accommodate afterwork shoppers. The Market is located in Gulfports historic Waterfront District on Beach Boulevard below 28th Avenue South which also offers a variety of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, its own beach and a large cluster of restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Gulfports Industrial Arts Center offers glass-blowing demonstrations and mini-classes to visitors during Fresh Market days. Parking in the village is free. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. Massachusetts Society to Meet The next meeting of the Massachusetts Society will be on Wednesday, February 13th at 1 p.m. at Beachway Mobile Park on 54th St. S. in Gulfport. This months event will be their ice cream social. The from the other New England states to join them. 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.

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18 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club 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. After touring the gardens, you may also want to visit Heritage Village which is right nearby. 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

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 19 The Gabs Why do you practice yoga?Ken Lawrence, occasional yoga student: Ive been to yoga classes because Id read a bunch of books on yoga and yogis and meditation and I thought, it sounds like I should take that on, because there were a few things I needed to get straight in my life. Andrea Royce, Longhouse owner: To practice yoga is to be more whole and to feel more complete. Susan Wasserman, Director of Suncoast Yoga Teachers Association : Peace, well-being, its a wonderful stretch, wonderful exercise, it stretches the joints and keeps you young. Lillie Cintron, dancer who practices yoga occasionally: When I do, its for movement, relaxation, and spiritual well-being. 5801 15th Ave. S. 345-7882 Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com

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20 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces ofChurch to Serve Pancakes The Mens Ministry of the Pass-aGrille Beach Community Church will host its annual Lenten Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 16th, from 8-11 a.m. The church is located at 107 16th Avenue, St. Pete Beach. The popular all you can eat breakfast menu consists of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee or tea. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door or prior to the breakfast. All are invited and welcome. For more information on this and other church activities, please call Come out for Ministry Fair The Hospitality Ministry of St. John Vianney Catholic Church will sponsor the second annual Ministry Fair to help share and promote all their ministries on Saturday, February 9th from 3-7 p.m. The church is located at 445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach. Please RSVP to 727-360-1147 or helenmarielee@hotmail.com.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 21 WorshipOl 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. 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. Call 727343-7747.

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22 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Reception and Art Show Treasure Island Art Guild will host a reception and art show on Saturday, February 9th at Treasure Island City Hall starting at 1 p.m. The winners of the cash awards for the February Show will be announced at the reception. Artist Bruce Kotchey will also present a demonstration of acrylic techniques. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information visit their website at www. TreasureIslandArtGuild.com.

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24 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Stetson Wins National Moot Court Competition Stetson University College of Law students Andrew Harris, Julia McGrath and Victoria San Pedro won the New York City Bars 63rd Annual National Moot Court Competition on January 31. McGrath was also honored with the runner-up best individual speaker award. This competition is one of the most prestigious in the nation. Teams from more than 150 law schools competed in 15 regional rounds across the country in November, and the top two teams from each regional advanced to This was the second year in a row that a team from Stetson advanced The Stetson students argued in the county judges, and leaders of the American College of Trial Lawyers and New York City Bar Association. This was a great opportunity for our students to showcase their skills as advocates before professionals in the national legal community, said Professor Brooke Bowman, moot court advisor. Winning this prestigious competition means Stetson students are recognized among the best advocates in the nation. Stetson Associate Dean Michael Allen and Professor Louis Virelli coached the team. Stetson student advocates have earned four world/international titles and won 60 national championships, 59 regional championships and received 40 state titles and 38 best brief awards. Raymond James Relocates to Beach Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, St. Beach Team is pleased to announce they Blind Pass Road. Peter Glickenhhaus, Branch Manager and owner, has been an investment advisor since 1983 and has served the beach area since July 2007. With this move, the them the room to be able to provide free weekly investment seminars. Please stop by or call at 727-3602100 to welcome them to the new the seminars.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 25 Fundraising Event at The Science Center The Innovators Ball, a fundraiser for The Science Center, will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 6 p.m. Event features a catered dinner by Carrabas, music by The Black Honkeys (Motown, funk, soul, rock n roll ), prize drawings, silent auction, complimentary wine, planetarium shows, telescope viewings, VIP tours and more. Buy $60 tickets by February 8th at steic.org. Proceeds go to support STEM Education. The Center is located at 7701 22nd Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.

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26 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 By Holiday Mathis The Aquarius new moon introduces the Chinese New Year of the snake. Have you ever seen a stupid cartoon snake? No. In the world of animation, snakes are depicted as capable and sophisticated charmers. The ancient wisdom is similar in that the snake is nobodys dummy; he takes care of business. A snake in the house means all will have plenty to eat. In the upcoming months, smart moves will bring abundance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The usual sights of your current life will mean so much to you in a few years that youll wish you had pictures of the very ordinary views you see routinely now. Snap a few: the table at which you eat, your front door, your desk. Later, when things have changed, youll have a bridge back to this time. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The natural order of things dictates a no deposit, no return policy. When you feel as though you got something for free, quite often it is the case that someone else made the deposit for you. Chances are, you know your benefactor and will give the deep appreciation that keeps you in good fortunes favor. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Beware: There will always be certain uninspired people around whose lives seem to meander along in a half-lived fashion. This week youll do everything in your power to avoid that pattern. Its imperative that you surround yourself with people who are excited, enthusiastic, creative and progressive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Some part of your reality just isnt working for you, and youll want to change it. But whats the best way? It all depends on what youre calling reality. Is it words? Is it sounds or images? Youll explore this week by changing your choice of verbiage, altering the soundscape or rearranging parts of your environment. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theres much going on this week that depends on your ability to make contact and keep a tangible connection. Whether its with your work or another person, theres no substitute for concentrated interaction. The autopilot solutions wont be good enough. Youll be luckiest when you show up in person. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When the dead-on perspective isnt making you feel any better, tilt your head and try to see the sideways view. The upside-down view is harder to achieve, but more rewarding, too. You may take the need for altered Both ways will enhance your experience of the week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Children often cant resist picking up the interesting bits of discarded life they adults are so focused on where they are going that they dont notice those details. This week youll be childlike in many regards, and youll add to a collection because of it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Were you to write a list of all of the habits and personality traits youve had in quite a few of them were temporary. This week youll further prove the point by making a basic change in the way you operate. To make it to the next goal, these changes are a necessity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Damage gets a bad wrap, but its actually necessary. Some degree of wreckage will happen every time you want something new. In order of deconstruction. This week youll in the damaged bits. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A work does not really become art until there is someone to experience it. So in a sense, the witness is also a collaborator who completes the work. This concept applies to many aspects of your life and relationships now. Youll notice that what you reception of others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The locals think they know more about a place than those on the outside, but they often overlook the interesting details that stick out to those who are just passing through. This week youll bring fresh eyes to someones home base, and youll appreciate the insight of anyone passing through your own scene, too. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The things that excite you are somewhat unpredictable now. Your unsuspecting nature is a key part of what makes them so exciting. So dont even bother to line up for the events that promise to thrill you. This week, the source of your thrills will be surprising. This Week's Birthdays: Each new month you become less afraid of the unknown. Youll get inventive and dance with lifes mysteries. Youll spend money quickly through the next six weeks, but it all comes back to you at the end of May. A partner or mentor will help you realize your strongest path and lead you there through June. September adds spice to your social scene. Romance and adventure come in August. The best time to start a new business is in September. December brings a lump sum. 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, 1-3 p.m. Ann & Ray Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 27 Take a Writing Workshop Write that novel, memoir, childrens book or the screenplay youve always wanted to and learn how to position it to sell. This course is packed with information that will save you countless hours researching how to. Class will meet on Wednesdays starting February 20th through March 13th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. The cost for this four week course is $180. For more information or to register call 727-363-9245. Annual Doll & Bear Sale The St. Petersburg Doll Club will present the 32nd Annual Doll & Bear Sale on Saturday, February 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Avenue N. in Largo. Event features dolls, teddy bears, miniatures, door prizes, and drinks. Doll appraisal and repairs done on premises. Donation of $4 for adults is requested, children are free. Spring 100 Artist Show Suntan Art Center is pleased to present The Spring 100 Artist Show, for artists on February 23rd and 24th. Located in Horan Park at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive next to the new Community Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the two-day outdoor event will well as tasty festival fare for your al fresco dining pleasure. Vendors and artists may contact the Suntan Art Center for more information at 727367-3818 or www.Suntanart.org. Gentle Yoga Comes to St. Pete Beach tone muscles and enhance your overall physical and mental well being. Learning relaxation breathing is proven to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, and calm the mind. Gentle Yoga is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:15 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. The cost is only $10 per class. Visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9245 for more information. 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.Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for questions. Pickle Ball Anyone? The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is open for Pickle Ball on Monday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone who is interested in playing should come to the Recreation Center and register. The one-time fee is $2 for Gulfport residents and $22 for non-residents. You must have your own equipment. If you have any questions please call 727-893-1068.

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28 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thurs days, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone 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. AARP Income Tax Assistance: 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 available. Free ElecWriting Workshops with Trace Taylor: Sats., Feb. 9 & 23, 2 4 pm. Participants will be guided on how to create a book. FMI call 893-1073. Learn How to Use Your iPad: Tues., Feb. 19, 11 am 1 pm. This beginners class is meant to make you more familiar and comfortable with your new technology. FMI, call 893-1073 and ask for Cailey. Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Tues., Feb. 19, 7:00 pm. The special speaker for the event will be the world renowned city expert and author, Peter Kageyama. The exciting plans for The Circle of Friend's Reading Garden Project will be unveiled at the meeting. FMI, call 727-368-1598. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30 am. Discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, 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. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, Feb. 26. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00 am noon. More seasonal fun! For more details call Cailey, 727-893-1134. 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. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Feb. free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 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. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM 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. Thurs., 7:45 p.m. Call Rachel at 727-7486612 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. Starts Feb. 7th. Call Bonita at 941-2437740 for more info. a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. p.m. Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 7:45 p.m. Call Rachel at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 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"THE WOMAN IN BLACK"A reenactment of a Gothic ghost story with a spine-chilling climax!Feb. 21 March 10 Thurs.-Sat. 8pm Sun. matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 PAVA 2COOL ART SHOW Feb. 9 & 10 10 am to 5 pm Free Admission VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE featuring GULF BAY 18-pc. BIG BAND Thurs., Feb. 14, 8-11pm Tickets $15 at the door Snacks~Prizes~Cash Bar Dance Demonstrations SWING BAND & DANCE featuring "BLAIR CARMEN & the Belleview Boys" Fri., Feb. 15, 8pm-12am $15, 813-840-3715 www.swingtime.info Mon. Feb. 11, 18 Hustle Classes, 7-8 Beginner 8-9 Inter. 9-10 Practice, $10 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 Thursday, Feb. 7, 21, 28 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th 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 Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your February schedule or go online at http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org All Spanish Classes 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! Vaudeville Show on 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 and the list goes on and on Experience a bit of the past with the upcoming Vaudville Show. Tickets $7 or bring a friend for a special 2 for $10 and help support the Senior Center through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Pick up your tickets at the Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Sponsored by our friends Jay & Lota Wygant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: -Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. in room 107. Stephanie is cooking up something special for $2.50, then watch One More for the Road with friends. 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. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. Saturday, February 9th WINTER PARK AND THE MORSE MUSEUM, The worlds most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) is housed at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, admission included, also enjoy strolling around beautiful Winter Park with its great open park spaces, many buildings and trees over 100 yrs old, shopping & more $40 Monday, February 11th VIENNA BOYS CHOIR at REH, an Austrian tradition founded in 1498 & they have not missed a Sunday mass at Viennas Hofburg chapel, a 500+ yr tradition. Sure to be an enchanting musical experience, w/ a wrap box lunch included $56 Wednesday, February 13th FL STATE FAIR in TAMPA, if its been several years, come see what is happening at the fair on SENIORS DAY! Come enjoy your favorite fair foods, the huge exhibit hall, games, rides, livestock & more. Transportation & admission $31 Monday, February 18th HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet still gives $5 off w/ card $20 Bring valid ID Saturday, February 23rd HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet still gives $5 off w/ card $20 Bring valid ID Thursday, February 28th FL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL with CHUBBY CHECKER performing, includes festival admission, free seating (space available) & reserved (additional cost) are both offered, dont miss one of FLs best festivals, and be sure to treat yourself to a delicious Strawberry Shortcake! $31 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.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 29 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thurs days, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone 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. AARP Income Tax Assistance: 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 available. Free ElecWriting Workshops with Trace Taylor: Sats., Feb. 9 & 23, 2 4 pm. Participants will be guided on how to create a book. FMI call 893-1073. Learn How to Use Your iPad: Tues., Feb. 19, 11 am 1 pm. This beginners class is meant to make you more familiar and comfortable with your new technology. FMI, call 893-1073 and ask for Cailey. Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Tues., Feb. 19, 7:00 pm. The special speaker for the event will be the world renowned city expert and author, Peter Kageyama. The exciting plans for The Circle of Friend's Reading Garden Project will be unveiled at the meeting. FMI, call 727-368-1598. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:30 am. Discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, 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. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, Feb. 26. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00 am noon. More seasonal fun! For more details call Cailey, 727-893-1134. 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. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Feb. free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 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. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM 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. Thurs., 7:45 p.m. Call Rachel at 727-7486612 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. Starts Feb. 7th. Call Bonita at 941-2437740 for more info. a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. p.m. Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 7:45 p.m. Call Rachel at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 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"THE WOMAN IN BLACK"A reenactment of a Gothic ghost story with a spine-chilling climax!Feb. 21 March 10 Thurs.-Sat. 8pm Sun. matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 PAVA 2COOL ART SHOW Feb. 9 & 10 10 am to 5 pm Free Admission VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE featuring GULF BAY 18-pc. BIG BAND Thurs., Feb. 14, 8-11pm Tickets $15 at the door Snacks~Prizes~Cash Bar Dance Demonstrations SWING BAND & DANCE featuring "BLAIR CARMEN & the Belleview Boys" Fri., Feb. 15, 8pm-12am $15, 813-840-3715 www.swingtime.info Mon. Feb. 11, 18 Hustle Classes, 7-8 Beginner 8-9 Inter. 9-10 Practice, $10 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 Thursday, Feb. 7, 21, 28 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th 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 Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your February schedule or go online at http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org All Spanish Classes 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! Vaudeville Show on 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 and the list goes on and on Experience a bit of the past with the upcoming Vaudville Show. Tickets $7 or bring a friend for a special 2 for $10 and help support the Senior Center through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Pick up your tickets at the Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Sponsored by our friends Jay & Lota Wygant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: -Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. in room 107. Stephanie is cooking up something special for $2.50, then watch One More for the Road with friends. 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. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. Saturday, February 9th WINTER PARK AND THE MORSE MUSEUM, The worlds most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) is housed at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, admission included, also enjoy strolling around beautiful Winter Park with its great open park spaces, many buildings and trees over 100 yrs old, shopping & more $40 Monday, February 11th VIENNA BOYS CHOIR at REH, an Austrian tradition founded in 1498 & they have not missed a Sunday mass at Viennas Hofburg chapel, a 500+ yr tradition. Sure to be an enchanting musical experience, w/ a wrap box lunch included $56 Wednesday, February 13th FL STATE FAIR in TAMPA, if its been several years, come see what is happening at the fair on SENIORS DAY! Come enjoy your favorite fair foods, the huge exhibit hall, games, rides, livestock & more. Transportation & admission $31 Monday, February 18th HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet still gives $5 off w/ card $20 Bring valid ID Saturday, February 23rd HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet still gives $5 off w/ card $20 Bring valid ID Thursday, February 28th FL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL with CHUBBY CHECKER performing, includes festival admission, free seating (space available) & reserved (additional cost) are both offered, dont miss one of FLs best festivals, and be sure to treat yourself to a delicious Strawberry Shortcake! $31 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.

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30 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Elections Association Offers Scholarship If you are a college junior or senior majoring in political science, public administration or business administration, journalism or mass communications at an accredited Florida college, you may be eligible for a scholarship. The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, comprised of the 67 county supervisors, will award a $1,200 scholarship this year to an eligible student. Requirements such as letters of information are listed on the scholarship application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available for download at www. votepinellas.com. Applications should be submitted in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 18 in any Pinellas County Supervisor of 117, Clearwater; 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo; or 501 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For a mailed application or additional information, please call the Pinellas County Supervisor of DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG.51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 31 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 at 1 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The club is in regular winter mode so that the luncheons are one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays menu is cepelinai (grated potato dumplings) served with bacon and/or sour cream, 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. Scotsman Zumba Class Scotsman Fitness at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes are on Thursdays from 7:458:45 p.m. The cost is $6 per class. Please contact Rachel (instructor) at 727-748-6612 or Scotsman Fitness is or via Facebook. 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.

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32 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 One Act Play Submissions Soon! Its getting to be time to write those one act plays again! The Gulfport Community Players will be taking submissions during February and March of 2013 for their 13th Annual Summer One Act Play Festival. These plays have to be short, somewhere between 5 and 20 minutes in length. They must use a very limited set and props. You must submit two hard copies of your play(s) to: Gulfport Community Players, Inc., 1619 49th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. The plays can be comedies, drama, whatever, but must be suitable for all audiences (no R-rated language, etc.). The Players would prefer plays submitted from somewhat local playwrights, in keeping with the spirit of community theater. The deadline for submissions is March 30th. The Players will have their Play Reading Committee read the submitted plays in April. That committee will pick out what they think are the best plays and submit them to the Players Board for vote and approval in May. If your play is chosen, you will be contacted by the Players. You will not receive any money for your play however, as the Players are a true community theater. The chosen plays will be presented in their 13th Annual Summer One Act Festival at the Hickman Theater in July. The Festival will run from July 11th through July 21st, 2013. Good luck!Host a Clothing Drive Last year Clothes To Kids (CTK) provided more than 12,000 wardrobes to low-income children attending Pinellas County schools. CTK is asking schools and places of worship to immediately help them by hosting a Clothing Drive for new or gently used clothing and shoes. Their inventory is low and they know the clothing is out there! They have urgent needs for boys and girls pants (sizes 6-16) and tennis shoes for kids in grades K-12. Cash donations are always welcome and are used to purchase needed clothing items. Donations accepted M-F, 9-5, at 3251 Third Avenue N., Ste. 145, St. Petersburg or 1059 N. Hercules Avenue, Clearwater. organization that provides school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, 727441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids. org.City Power Toastmasters City Power Toastmasters Club is the place where gambling with your future is 100% in your favor. You will learn to conduct productive meetings, speak in front of a people and become a better leader. These skills are needed in all areas of life including at home, work, and in the community. organization devoted to professional leadership and communication in a relaxed, diverse and fun atmosphere. Join them every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One Fourth Street N., Municipal Services Building 6th Floor, Room 600, downtown St. Petersburg. Guests are always welcome. For more information call 893-7918.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 33 February is National Spay & Neuter Month The SPOT spay & neuter clinic is celebrating with two great specials. This is the time for love and also the height of the mating season for cats with too many kittens and puppies-and not enough homes for them all. Did you know cats can get pregnant as early as 4 months and dogs as early as 6 months? Since opening the SPOT spay and neuter clinic in 2009, along with other aggressive spay and neuter programs in the Tampa Bay area, the shelter admissions have been cut in half. Spay and neuter has their owners: it prevents accidental litters, unwanted behaviors like home pregnant and as a great bonus it prevents deadly cancers and your pets can live up to 6 years longer. The SPOT Spay & Neuter clinic is offering two specials for your pets: $25 Cat Spay and Neuters and $50 Male Mutt Neuters for the month of February. Space is limited so please call 727-329-8657 to pre-pay and reserve your space. For more info visit: www.SPOTusa.org. SPOT Stop Pet Overpopulation Together is Tampa Bay area. The SPOT clinic is located at 4403 62nd Avenue, Pinellas Park, and is open Monday through Thursday. Sunshine City Council Come and have fun at their Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on Saturday, February 23 at 5 p.m. in Five Towns Condo Magnolia Club. The Sunshine City Council of the International Order of Beta Sigma Phi will be cooking for you and serving everyone while everyone has a great time. Please join them. Beta Sigma Phi provides women with a social and cultural outlet. The twelve chapters of Sunshine City Council meet at various times depending on the chapter format. Chapters participate and support a variety of service projects in the area. Please contact Paula Adams, 727347-6960 for more information.

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34 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Third Times the CharmMeet Your Councilwoman: Christine Brown, Ward Two In 2007, Christine Brown told the Gabber she moved to Gulfport for her daughter, Elizabeth BrownWorthington. Councilwoman-elect Brown started life in Honolulu but moved from one city to the next as part of a Navy family. She graduated from Lakewood High School in 1988. A few years later, she met Lou Worthington through a man she was dating. She fell in love with Mr. Worthington, his family, and the entire town of Gulfport. In 1996, she and Lou bought their home on 53rd Street and 28th Avenue South. In 1998, they married. It was culture shock for me to meet people that have been somewhere for 40 or 50 years, she told the paper in 2007, adding that a family like the Worthington's and a town like Gulfport is what I want for my baby. So far, Gulfports worked out well for Elizabeth, who is freshman class president at Boca Ciega High School, takes AP classes, and maintains a 4.6 grade point average. Ms. Browns husband worked for the state as a welder on drawbridges and retired 14 years ago. She is adamant that she is not one of the good old boys. I worry about people saying good old boy, she says. A lifetime resident does not mean good old boy. Ms. Brown ran for city council twice before this election, taking a break from running to work on her masters math at Boca Ciega High School and serves as treasurer for the Gulfport Historical Society. She served on the citys take the Ward Two council seat (she resigned to prevent a volunteers with the citys community emergency response team (CERT). This election marks the third time Ms. Brown has thrown her name into the ring to represent Ward Two, and shes anxious to get to work. I tell you what Im not going to do: Im not going to sit there a couple of months and learn. Im going to jump in; Ive been sitting on all these ideas for years, she says. I have a lot to do. Two years isnt very long. I really want the city to step up their amount of participation in revitalizing the waterfront. Its threefold: if the city doesnt do their part to revitalize and take care of the city, then the merchants dont do well, the residents property values dont do well, then we lose money, she says, adding that the citys been laying back a little too much lately. She explains how that relates to her ward, the Arts and Marina District: If the governments not doing something to raise the interest in the city, then we cant rely on the merchants to sure thats been happening. Theres a lot of good stuff the merchants have been doing, like the festivals, but we have a job to do, too. We have a gem of a city and the things that could be done... we have so much growth potential. Were missing the boat on something, and Im working on ideas to change that. We have so much to offer and we have some great experienced, educated, knowledgeable residents with some really great energy that we can use to help the city, and we have yet to tap into that. We need a public/private government team to work together Im really looking forward to it and I have some really good ideas. I want Gulfport to be the best it can be and I feel like I have some great ideas that will help everybody. She speaks frankly and doesnt mince words: she has the city has bigger issues than visioning sessions and other minutiae that has occupied some councilors. I think we have been spinning our wheels on stupid stuff. a couple years ago and they [the then-current council] put things on there like take care of the employees and I was like, really? Theyre going to do that anyway. Councilwoman-elect Brown is ready to tackle larger issues. Theres a lot of potential, she says. Im tired of talking about sheds and chickens. You can read the 2007 article about Christine by reading this article online at TheGabber.com and clicking on the link at the bottom of this article. From Florida to the Caymans and Back AgainMeet Your Ward Four Councilman: Michael Fridovich In a manner of speaking, Michael Fridovich has come full circle in his travels: he grew up in Florida and now hes come back home to the Sunshine State. He moved to Gulfport from St. Petersburg three years ago because he had made friends in Gulfport. I got tired of driving back and forth, he jokes. Florida in 15 years, he tells us. Before that he lived in Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, California, and the Cayman Islands. He went to junior high school in south Florida and lived in both Miami, Coconut Grove and Fort Meet Your New Gulfport Council MembersBy Cathy Salustri Lauderdale. Heres some basic information about the new councilman, who ran unopposed for Ward Four. Mr. Fridovich has sold real estate, worked as general contractor, owned a restaurant, and owned a scooter rental business in the Cayman Islands. He shares his home, which he rents from his brother, with two cats Frida and Bukowski. Hes single, having divorced centuries ago and he has no children. He was raised as a reform Jew but calls himself very secular. He says he wants to be on council because he views it as a culmination of everything Ive done in life. I have a degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State and I have almost a Masters Degree in History. I started a neighborhood federal credit union in Atlanta. and 35 state, local and national elections, either working as a volunteer or in the advertising part of it. There was one or two paid situations. I was vice president of Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce. I am the ex-vice president of the ACLU-Dade County [now Miami-Dade], and I sit on the grievance committee of the Florida Bar Association, he says. Hes also a published poet in the late 1970s In These Times paid him for one of his political poems. Mr. Fridovich served his country in Viet Nam. I was with the 3/21 196 LIB, he says. He calls himself a truck driver for the infantry. When people ask me what I did in Viet Nam, my answer is I stayed alive. With that mouthful of a resume, he says, Ive done a lot of things. I live here now. I want to try to give something back. I Gulfport doesnt need changing; it needs tweaking. How would he tweak Gulfport? I just want to look at the issues as they come and try to the case may be, he says. Hes already working with City Manager Jim OReilly on some of his ideas. businesses that dont deter from the quaintness of Gulfport [on 49th Street]. We need more momandpop businesses; Id like to see them go in and make art studios, if that were feasible. He lives on the corner of 54th Street and 11th Avenue South. While he doesnt agree with some that the city needs surveillance cameras along 49th Street, he does agree that something needs to happen to decrease crime. I have a problem with a privacy issue, and whos going to the cameras? Are we going to hire people? he asks, but stresses that he doesnt want to underestimate the issues on the Gulfport/St. Petersburg border: I do think the 49th Street corridor is the most important corridor in Gulfport. We have four ways to Gulfport. Its the one corridor we can way to bring in businesses and people to look at it without bringing in large chains. So whats his answer? I want to move the police department to the community center, he says. As for funding? We do have funding: monies at 1%. We could either take out a bond or borrow money. We could borrow enough money to work on part of the sewer system, make the necessary improvements at the marina, and improve landscaping throughout the city. Its not like going to go into debt; money is very inexpensive right now. Two weeks ago, he rode an overnight shift with the police. Theyre professional, theyre responsible, and they do a wonderful job. Crime is what it is; unless youre going to erect walls and live in a bubble, youre going to have crime. What you need to do is have a community that when you see something, report it, he says, adding that he doesnt favor cameras. He also wants Gulfportians to know he has an open mind and is willing to deal with everyone. "Im willing to listen to all sides of any argument. I dont want people to think its a one-sided discussion, he says. I with a pre-agenda. council meeting after the March 12 election.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 35 Third Times the CharmMeet Your Councilwoman: Christine Brown, Ward Two In 2007, Christine Brown told the Gabber she moved to Gulfport for her daughter, Elizabeth BrownWorthington. Councilwoman-elect Brown started life in Honolulu but moved from one city to the next as part of a Navy family. She graduated from Lakewood High School in 1988. A few years later, she met Lou Worthington through a man she was dating. She fell in love with Mr. Worthington, his family, and the entire town of Gulfport. In 1996, she and Lou bought their home on 53rd Street and 28th Avenue South. In 1998, they married. It was culture shock for me to meet people that have been somewhere for 40 or 50 years, she told the paper in 2007, adding that a family like the Worthington's and a town like Gulfport is what I want for my baby. So far, Gulfports worked out well for Elizabeth, who is freshman class president at Boca Ciega High School, takes AP classes, and maintains a 4.6 grade point average. Ms. Browns husband worked for the state as a welder on drawbridges and retired 14 years ago. She is adamant that she is not one of the good old boys. I worry about people saying good old boy, she says. A lifetime resident does not mean good old boy. Ms. Brown ran for city council twice before this election, taking a break from running to work on her masters math at Boca Ciega High School and serves as treasurer for the Gulfport Historical Society. She served on the citys take the Ward Two council seat (she resigned to prevent a volunteers with the citys community emergency response team (CERT). This election marks the third time Ms. Brown has thrown her name into the ring to represent Ward Two, and shes anxious to get to work. I tell you what Im not going to do: Im not going to sit there a couple of months and learn. Im going to jump in; Ive been sitting on all these ideas for years, she says. I have a lot to do. Two years isnt very long. I really want the city to step up their amount of participation in revitalizing the waterfront. Its threefold: if the city doesnt do their part to revitalize and take care of the city, then the merchants dont do well, the residents property values dont do well, then we lose money, she says, adding that the citys been laying back a little too much lately. She explains how that relates to her ward, the Arts and Marina District: If the governments not doing something to raise the interest in the city, then we cant rely on the merchants to sure thats been happening. Theres a lot of good stuff the merchants have been doing, like the festivals, but we have a job to do, too. We have a gem of a city and the things that could be done... we have so much growth potential. Were missing the boat on something, and Im working on ideas to change that. We have so much to offer and we have some great experienced, educated, knowledgeable residents with some really great energy that we can use to help the city, and we have yet to tap into that. We need a public/private government team to work together Im really looking forward to it and I have some really good ideas. I want Gulfport to be the best it can be and I feel like I have some great ideas that will help everybody. She speaks frankly and doesnt mince words: she has the city has bigger issues than visioning sessions and other minutiae that has occupied some councilors. I think we have been spinning our wheels on stupid stuff. a couple years ago and they [the then-current council] put things on there like take care of the employees and I was like, really? Theyre going to do that anyway. Councilwoman-elect Brown is ready to tackle larger issues. Theres a lot of potential, she says. Im tired of talking about sheds and chickens. You can read the 2007 article about Christine by reading this article online at TheGabber.com and clicking on the link at the bottom of this article. From Florida to the Caymans and Back AgainMeet Your Ward Four Councilman: Michael Fridovich In a manner of speaking, Michael Fridovich has come full circle in his travels: he grew up in Florida and now hes come back home to the Sunshine State. He moved to Gulfport from St. Petersburg three years ago because he had made friends in Gulfport. I got tired of driving back and forth, he jokes. Florida in 15 years, he tells us. Before that he lived in Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, California, and the Cayman Islands. He went to junior high school in south Florida and lived in both Miami, Coconut Grove and Fort Meet Your New Gulfport Council MembersBy Cathy Salustri Lauderdale. Heres some basic information about the new councilman, who ran unopposed for Ward Four. Mr. Fridovich has sold real estate, worked as general contractor, owned a restaurant, and owned a scooter rental business in the Cayman Islands. He shares his home, which he rents from his brother, with two cats Frida and Bukowski. Hes single, having divorced centuries ago and he has no children. He was raised as a reform Jew but calls himself very secular. He says he wants to be on council because he views it as a culmination of everything Ive done in life. I have a degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State and I have almost a Masters Degree in History. I started a neighborhood federal credit union in Atlanta. and 35 state, local and national elections, either working as a volunteer or in the advertising part of it. There was one or two paid situations. I was vice president of Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce. I am the ex-vice president of the ACLU-Dade County [now Miami-Dade], and I sit on the grievance committee of the Florida Bar Association, he says. Hes also a published poet in the late 1970s In These Times paid him for one of his political poems. Mr. Fridovich served his country in Viet Nam. I was with the 3/21 196 LIB, he says. He calls himself a truck driver for the infantry. When people ask me what I did in Viet Nam, my answer is I stayed alive. With that mouthful of a resume, he says, Ive done a lot of things. I live here now. I want to try to give something back. I Gulfport doesnt need changing; it needs tweaking. How would he tweak Gulfport? I just want to look at the issues as they come and try to the case may be, he says. Hes already working with City Manager Jim OReilly on some of his ideas. businesses that dont deter from the quaintness of Gulfport [on 49th Street]. We need more momandpop businesses; Id like to see them go in and make art studios, if that were feasible. He lives on the corner of 54th Street and 11th Avenue South. While he doesnt agree with some that the city needs surveillance cameras along 49th Street, he does agree that something needs to happen to decrease crime. I have a problem with a privacy issue, and whos going to the cameras? Are we going to hire people? he asks, but stresses that he doesnt want to underestimate the issues on the Gulfport/St. Petersburg border: I do think the 49th Street corridor is the most important corridor in Gulfport. We have four ways to Gulfport. Its the one corridor we can way to bring in businesses and people to look at it without bringing in large chains. So whats his answer? I want to move the police department to the community center, he says. As for funding? We do have funding: monies at 1%. We could either take out a bond or borrow money. We could borrow enough money to work on part of the sewer system, make the necessary improvements at the marina, and improve landscaping throughout the city. Its not like going to go into debt; money is very inexpensive right now. Two weeks ago, he rode an overnight shift with the police. Theyre professional, theyre responsible, and they do a wonderful job. Crime is what it is; unless youre going to erect walls and live in a bubble, youre going to have crime. What you need to do is have a community that when you see something, report it, he says, adding that he doesnt favor cameras. He also wants Gulfportians to know he has an open mind and is willing to deal with everyone. "Im willing to listen to all sides of any argument. I dont want people to think its a one-sided discussion, he says. I with a pre-agenda. council meeting after the March 12 election.

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36 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 What follows are excerpts from the debates. Lines marked with an asterisk (*) or words included in square brackets ( [ ] ) indicate a summary of what the candidate said. All other lines are direct quotes. To view a full video of the debate, read this article online at TheGabber.com and look for the link at the end, which we will post when we have it. Can you explain what your understanding of private sector business is? What positions have you held in the private sector businesses and how did those positions prepare you for being mayor? Sam Henderson *Started work at 15 *Worked at Diebold, in manufacturing research and development. *Performed Environmental restoration at MacDill and Tyndall AFB. Weve kind of been a cradle to small business. Bob Worthington *Worked as a cook. *Worked at Honeywell for 37 years. What do you believe is the citys governments responsibility to its citizens? Bob Worthington listen to its citizens. Work to resolve issues. Sam Henderson First and foremost, to remember that we work for them. *He also mentioned the importance of working with organizations outside the city. As mayor, will you welcome public input at city council meetings, with or without restrictions? Sam Henderson If you cant take the job of sitting up there and listening somebody being upset with you for three minutes, you [may not] have the stomach for the job I think we are obligated to hear what the public has to say. *He indicated that he supports a time limit but would also support one for council members as well during city council meetings only. Bob Worthington I certainly welcome it. I believe there should be some type of restriction. You need to have some honesty and basis to what youre doing. People need to be responsible. I do like the idea of a time limit on council members. What is your stance to increasing ad valorem taxes in the city of Gulfport? Bob Worthington At this time I dont believe its necessary. Sam Henderson The city does not need to increase what it takes in from the citizens. Ive talked to city staff about this and its a realistic goal. There are other ways to get money. *He mentioned a nontaxpayer funded grant, called the RESTORE grant and funded by BP, as well as other grants *He said the city had closer to 40% in reserves and it only had to have 25% and that he would be open to using some of the reserve money Please discuss some of the ways you would like to see our Tax Incremental Funds used for our Waterfront Redevelopment District. Sam Henderson I would like to see us shift... how we use that money. I would like to do some of the things we need to do...some actual physical stuff *He favored moving away from subsidizing activities an towards waterfront improvements Bob Worthington Do we need to do more there? I think we need to do more in it a safer area. How are we going to protect the people that are coming in? We do have a little but of a crime problem there. We need to wiser and make sure we can see something solid with it. There are several vacant shops/stores in the 49th Street/22nd Avenue South and Beach Boulevard highways. Do you think its important to try and recruit new businesses/ chain fast food restaurants/ these vacant shops? Bob Worthington As far as fast food restaurants, I dont really think we need that type of thing. The big box grocery stores, like a mini Walmart, I dont think anybody wants that. A nice little grocery store would be nice. I dont think we should supplement a business that comes in with cash incentives. If youre going to add incentives to someone, they need to be property owner. *He said that he didnt favor cash incentives for renters, saying a business had to have a stake in the community and be a voter. Sam Henderson New businesses yes, chains, no. *Said that each area of the city had to be considered independently. Please share your ideas how to generate revenue. Should the center? Who would pay Sam Henderson I do not think the city should job of city government is to provide for its residents. When you run something motivation. If our motivation city coffers, thats not our money. *He said the city still should make smart business decisions. *Suggested using grant money as one possible revenue stream. Bob Worthington Not the entire city. There are parts of the city, such as the marina, that need to be the city. Do you support privatization of the marina, the Casino, or any city service? Bob Worthington No, I do not support privatization of the marina. The Casino, its been privatized several times in the past and it did not make it, it failed. There is going to be a breaking point one day where were going to have to look at our trash pick up and delivery. Sam Henderson No I do not support the privatization or our marina. Were not fully utilizing the city and the Casino and the theatre. Could we use those to better advantage? Id like to see us do that.Gulfport Mayorial Candidate DebateWhat have you done to ensure that Gulfports police department will not be outsourced or do you think it should? Who do you feel the police department should report to? Sam Henderson I do not feel our police department should be outsourced. *Talked about councils department and make it council, a change from the previously required threetwo vote. Bob Worthington I would certainly not want to see our Gulfport Police Department go away. be up to the residents. I think our police department is a good department. I think they could restructure a little bit. They need to be a little more responsive. The 911 operators dont respond [the way residents would like] They need to be a little more proactive than that. *Said he does not support an autonomous police chief. If hes not answering to the city manager, its the same thing as having the Sheriff here. The sheriff doesnt answer to anyone. Our citizens are concerned about crime, especially along the 49th Street corridor and our own Town Shores. What steps have you taken, while a council member or a general citizen, to ensure the safety of Gulfport citizens and their property. Is St. Petersburg the problem? Bob Worthington We worked the mayor of St. Pete and we worked with council member...Wengay Newton. They just dont look at it as the same type of problem as we look at it. Town Shores area, its a During the daytime you can still use the 893-1030 number. At night you can call 911. Sam Henderson One thing that we tried to do but unfortunately we were unsuccessful, we applied for some grant money to move the police to 49th Street. It [St. Petersburg] is certainly a contributing factor. Ive spoken with Wengay many times. It hasnt always been something that comes to fruition. If you make a call to the police, you do not have to give them your name. Just to correct something, 911 has been going to the County for years. All the way through Gulfport on 22nd Avenue South are four lanes of highway. Do you foresee putting in a center turning lane to alleviate some of the congestion? Sam Henderson One issue with trying to expand that road is that so many of the businesses are so close to the road. *He said such changes were part of a county-proposed plan to expand road that the county abandoned with economic downturn. *He is working on a useractivated crosswalk at Beach and Gulfport Boulevards.*He is pushing for delineating Gulfport spur of Pinellas Trail and adding useractivated crosswalk at 11th Street and15th Avenue to safely downtown. Bob Worthington This is an issue that weve been working for probably more than 12 years. Pinellas County has promised I cant tell you how many meetings weve been to Weve not only asked for turn lanes, weve asked for some sections to be widened. We need to improve the drainage along Gulfport Boulevard. Down here, in the south end of town, they [the County] dont really want to know who we are. What are your feelings Bob Worthington We had a lot of boats that was showing up, being anchored out here, a lot of boats that were just being abandoned We had a lot of people living on them because it was free. I went to the FWC [Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission], talked to them, got everything they said, that this would be a good mooring approved 100 moorings. We went back to the FWC, and the FWC said, this is great Were going to put you in for a pilot program. They were willing to help us, the issue got kicked aside. *Said the taxpayers were paying for the current proposed program of 25 boats. Environmentally its a good sound thing to do. Sam Henderson Ive been against the mooring and Ive been clear why Hard for me to justify spending that kind of money on something that I view as an extra. Im a little more friendly toward the scheme we have now...we are just now process. One of the things that didnt get mentioned [as to why the city didnt join the pilot program] we werent deemed to have facilities for 100 boats *He said the city is now considering allowing sailboats only on the mooring allows regulation of the boats in its footprint only and any boat can still moor for free outside that area. By the way, everybody out there is not a derelict vessel and theyre not all pumping out into the bay. from a revenue standpoint but we dont even have our marina full right now. *He said he would rather marina and the facilities available. the problems.What do you feel the next stops are, if any, that should be taken toward the protection of Clam Bayou, and do you feel it is polluted? Sam Henderson Yes. Absolutely. Of course its polluted. Most of the waterways in the Tampa Bay area have pollution. Its a matter of how much polluting. Weve had a hundred years of urbanization. Is it toxic? No it is not. Toxicity is a matter of intake. You cant describe anything as toxic without describing what level it is. *Supports the states Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) program which created settling ponds to reduce tidal estuary, and reduce hydrocarbons going into Clam Bayou. *He said the current statesponsored program hasnt completed yet; Gulfport never matched funding on west side of Bayou. The city applied for RESTORE, a non-taxpayer funded grant It doesnt make sense to me to start removing pollutants from a water body until you plug the leak. *Supports runoff treatment.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 37 What follows are excerpts from the debates. Lines marked with an asterisk (*) or words included in square brackets ( [ ] ) indicate a summary of what the candidate said. All other lines are direct quotes. To view a full video of the debate, read this article online at TheGabber.com and look for the link at the end, which we will post when we have it. Can you explain what your understanding of private sector business is? What positions have you held in the private sector businesses and how did those positions prepare you for being mayor? Sam Henderson *Started work at 15 *Worked at Diebold, in manufacturing research and development. *Performed Environmental restoration at MacDill and Tyndall AFB. Weve kind of been a cradle to small business. Bob Worthington *Worked as a cook. *Worked at Honeywell for 37 years. What do you believe is the citys governments responsibility to its citizens? Bob Worthington listen to its citizens. Work to resolve issues. Sam Henderson First and foremost, to remember that we work for them. *He also mentioned the importance of working with organizations outside the city. As mayor, will you welcome public input at city council meetings, with or without restrictions? Sam Henderson If you cant take the job of sitting up there and listening somebody being upset with you for three minutes, you [may not] have the stomach for the job I think we are obligated to hear what the public has to say. *He indicated that he supports a time limit but would also support one for council members as well during city council meetings only. Bob Worthington I certainly welcome it. I believe there should be some type of restriction. You need to have some honesty and basis to what youre doing. People need to be responsible. I do like the idea of a time limit on council members. What is your stance to increasing ad valorem taxes in the city of Gulfport? Bob Worthington At this time I dont believe its necessary. Sam Henderson The city does not need to increase what it takes in from the citizens. Ive talked to city staff about this and its a realistic goal. There are other ways to get money. *He mentioned a nontaxpayer funded grant, called the RESTORE grant and funded by BP, as well as other grants *He said the city had closer to 40% in reserves and it only had to have 25% and that he would be open to using some of the reserve money Please discuss some of the ways you would like to see our Tax Incremental Funds used for our Waterfront Redevelopment District. Sam Henderson I would like to see us shift... how we use that money. I would like to do some of the things we need to do...some actual physical stuff *He favored moving away from subsidizing activities an towards waterfront improvements Bob Worthington Do we need to do more there? I think we need to do more in it a safer area. How are we going to protect the people that are coming in? We do have a little but of a crime problem there. We need to wiser and make sure we can see something solid with it. There are several vacant shops/stores in the 49th Street/22nd Avenue South and Beach Boulevard highways. Do you think its important to try and recruit new businesses/ chain fast food restaurants/ these vacant shops? Bob Worthington As far as fast food restaurants, I dont really think we need that type of thing. The big box grocery stores, like a mini Walmart, I dont think anybody wants that. A nice little grocery store would be nice. I dont think we should supplement a business that comes in with cash incentives. If youre going to add incentives to someone, they need to be property owner. *He said that he didnt favor cash incentives for renters, saying a business had to have a stake in the community and be a voter. Sam Henderson New businesses yes, chains, no. *Said that each area of the city had to be considered independently. Please share your ideas how to generate revenue. Should the center? Who would pay Sam Henderson I do not think the city should job of city government is to provide for its residents. When you run something motivation. If our motivation city coffers, thats not our money. *He said the city still should make smart business decisions. *Suggested using grant money as one possible revenue stream. Bob Worthington Not the entire city. There are parts of the city, such as the marina, that need to be the city. Do you support privatization of the marina, the Casino, or any city service? Bob Worthington No, I do not support privatization of the marina. The Casino, its been privatized several times in the past and it did not make it, it failed. There is going to be a breaking point one day where were going to have to look at our trash pick up and delivery. Sam Henderson No I do not support the privatization or our marina. Were not fully utilizing the city and the Casino and the theatre. Could we use those to better advantage? Id like to see us do that.Gulfport Mayorial Candidate DebateWhat have you done to ensure that Gulfports police department will not be outsourced or do you think it should? Who do you feel the police department should report to? Sam Henderson I do not feel our police department should be outsourced. *Talked about councils department and make it council, a change from the previously required threetwo vote. Bob Worthington I would certainly not want to see our Gulfport Police Department go away. be up to the residents. I think our police department is a good department. I think they could restructure a little bit. They need to be a little more responsive. The 911 operators dont respond [the way residents would like] They need to be a little more proactive than that. *Said he does not support an autonomous police chief. If hes not answering to the city manager, its the same thing as having the Sheriff here. The sheriff doesnt answer to anyone. Our citizens are concerned about crime, especially along the 49th Street corridor and our own Town Shores. What steps have you taken, while a council member or a general citizen, to ensure the safety of Gulfport citizens and their property. Is St. Petersburg the problem? Bob Worthington We worked the mayor of St. Pete and we worked with council member...Wengay Newton. They just dont look at it as the same type of problem as we look at it. Town Shores area, its a During the daytime you can still use the 893-1030 number. At night you can call 911. Sam Henderson One thing that we tried to do but unfortunately we were unsuccessful, we applied for some grant money to move the police to 49th Street. It [St. Petersburg] is certainly a contributing factor. Ive spoken with Wengay many times. It hasnt always been something that comes to fruition. If you make a call to the police, you do not have to give them your name. Just to correct something, 911 has been going to the County for years. All the way through Gulfport on 22nd Avenue South are four lanes of highway. Do you foresee putting in a center turning lane to alleviate some of the congestion? Sam Henderson One issue with trying to expand that road is that so many of the businesses are so close to the road. *He said such changes were part of a county-proposed plan to expand road that the county abandoned with economic downturn. *He is working on a useractivated crosswalk at Beach and Gulfport Boulevards.*He is pushing for delineating Gulfport spur of Pinellas Trail and adding useractivated crosswalk at 11th Street and15th Avenue to safely downtown. Bob Worthington This is an issue that weve been working for probably more than 12 years. Pinellas County has promised I cant tell you how many meetings weve been to Weve not only asked for turn lanes, weve asked for some sections to be widened. We need to improve the drainage along Gulfport Boulevard. Down here, in the south end of town, they [the County] dont really want to know who we are. What are your feelings Bob Worthington We had a lot of boats that was showing up, being anchored out here, a lot of boats that were just being abandoned We had a lot of people living on them because it was free. I went to the FWC [Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission], talked to them, got everything they said, that this would be a good mooring approved 100 moorings. We went back to the FWC, and the FWC said, this is great Were going to put you in for a pilot program. They were willing to help us, the issue got kicked aside. *Said the taxpayers were paying for the current proposed program of 25 boats. Environmentally its a good sound thing to do. Sam Henderson Ive been against the mooring and Ive been clear why Hard for me to justify spending that kind of money on something that I view as an extra. Im a little more friendly toward the scheme we have now...we are just now process. One of the things that didnt get mentioned [as to why the city didnt join the pilot program] we werent deemed to have facilities for 100 boats *He said the city is now considering allowing sailboats only on the mooring allows regulation of the boats in its footprint only and any boat can still moor for free outside that area. By the way, everybody out there is not a derelict vessel and theyre not all pumping out into the bay. from a revenue standpoint but we dont even have our marina full right now. *He said he would rather marina and the facilities available. the problems.What do you feel the next stops are, if any, that should be taken toward the protection of Clam Bayou, and do you feel it is polluted? Sam Henderson Yes. Absolutely. Of course its polluted. Most of the waterways in the Tampa Bay area have pollution. Its a matter of how much polluting. Weve had a hundred years of urbanization. Is it toxic? No it is not. Toxicity is a matter of intake. You cant describe anything as toxic without describing what level it is. *Supports the states Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) program which created settling ponds to reduce tidal estuary, and reduce hydrocarbons going into Clam Bayou. *He said the current statesponsored program hasnt completed yet; Gulfport never matched funding on west side of Bayou. The city applied for RESTORE, a non-taxpayer funded grant It doesnt make sense to me to start removing pollutants from a water body until you plug the leak. *Supports runoff treatment.

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38 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Bob Worthington Yes, I do. Theres been a lot of research done. The research analyst organizations, which is the Hillsbrough County EPA and other agencies has not necessarily done the type of testing that would show the types of pollutants there and how much. But we know all the things are there that Sam had mentioned. The project that Swiftmud [Southwest Florida Water Management District, or SWFWMD] did over in St. Petersburg has helped tremendously Theres 50 years of silting. Swiftmud was very happy with it becoming a we swam in Clam Bayou. Would I go in that water today? No, I certainly wouldnt. Some think the new playground and volleyball courts are a wonderful addition to our beach/ picnic area by the Casino. Some dont. Do you see any more changes to this area in the future? Bob Worthington I think the volleyball and the new playground is wonderful. I think the playground should be down by the recreation area. I think its good, its very, very nice. The new volleyball area is, Ive heard some things that are not good about it but I think they are growing pains. Yeah, I hope theres a lot more things to come in making it nicer and better for our residents. Sam Henderson I do, and one of them I was made aware of when I walked in. Apparently we didnt do the bocce ball courts correctly. Thats something we could address. I would like to see our parking lot a little more formalized. Not with something impervious. What are your views regarding smoking? At the beach playground pavilions? What about smokers debris? Sam Henderson We are going to have to repeal the ordinance we passed a while back regarding smoking on the beachThe State has pre-empted those powers. That suit has since been settled. I was fan of the Teen Council suggestion of half [smoking] and half [non-smoking] *Is glad the city will not have to repeal parts of law not allowing smoking on playground *Supports getting home rule to make the decision rather than allowing the state to do so on behalf of the city *Said he was an ex-smoker Bob Worthington I am a smoker, but I agree with the fact that we should not have open smoking areas on the beach or at recreation areas. With the beach, shoreline, marinas, waterways and Clam Bayou all being our true natural assets, what would you do, as mayor what steps would you take to protect them? Bob Worthington Were doing what we can right now. Our rights only go out so far from the shoreline and that depends right here at Town Shores we only go to the sea wall. I am a member of the Agency on Bay Management Habitat Restoration Committee. As long as the sea grass keeps our pollutants. Weve go to work with stormwater. Everything ends up here. Hopefully the council will continue with sanitary sewer repair. Sam Henderson The piece that we needed was to get the money from a source that wasnt out of the coffers of the taxpayers. Those funds will also address sewers]. I very much appreciate all of Bobs work...but one of the reasons I ran for council [was] because I watched council turn down a grant funded project, the kind of stuff that would tell us the kind of stuff we want to know That was the project that place. What have you done to protect the ecology of Gulfport? Sam Henderson *Supporting the SWIM program *Supporting sailboats only in the *Very concerned that we need to have more enforcement on our parks Bob Worthington *Florida League of Cities to stop near shore oil drilling *Florida Marine Patrol and Florida Wildlife Conservation all over the state to improve wildlife sanctuaries and habitats for manatees *Clam Bayou cleanup where grass would grow Closing remarks Sam Henderson thanked the audience for their time and for the past four years as a Ward Four representative. Bob Worthington thanked people as well and praised Gulfport as a diverse community with good businesses. I think just the fact that youre here today would show that youre going to work hard for your community, too, he said. HAIR with Diane Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 39 845-242-7452 c / 727-302-1964@ The Longhouse 2309 49th Street South, Gulfport P ersonalized Affordable Results-Oriented Care Pa in Relief ellnessIn itial Exam & T reatment $50Dr. George Zarillo F or T hose In Need Of Regular V isits$25 Ad justment sChiroprac tic Cardio Kickboxing Class 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 hmocha4@aol.com for free so there is no excuse not to try Boyd Hill offers Childrens Gardening Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., is now offering Childrens Gardening Classes. Hands-on gardening is a great way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Children will learn about organic gardening, get crafty with garden art, and take home seeds for their own garden. The classes are on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and begin on February 9. The cost is $15 per child and available for ages 7-11. For further information please see the website www.stpeteparksrec. org/boyd-hill.html.Catch some Jazz The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor concerts in February: On Thursday, February 14th, Valentines Day, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and military free with I.D. Call 727-522-6877. On Thursday, February 28th., Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and military free with I.D. Call 727-522-6877. 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.

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40 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Local ObituariesCORD, WILLIAM H., 93, of Switzerland County, passed away on February 1 at his winter residence in Gulfport, Florida. He was born on October 31, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents, Lela Clarence (L.C.) Cord and Lucy Letcher Cord, were natives of Fleming County, Kentucky, where the family later returned. In 1938 he graduated from high school in Ewing, Kentucky, and in 1942 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky. He later completed additional graduate coursework at Purdue University. In 1943 he enrolled in U.S. naval training in San Diego, California and later served in the armed services overseas until January 4, 1946 when he was honorably discharged. In 1949 he was honorably discharged from the U.S. army reserves. During his military career he was awarded the Purple Heart in World War II combat. He also served as the commander of the American Legion in Vevay during the 1950s. On July 3, 1947, he was united in marriage to Roberta Jewel Tilford, of Hardin County, Kentucky, who survives and is currently residing in Gulfport, Florida. The couple was happily married for over 65 years. In March 1949, he moved to a farm in Switzerland County, Indiana where he raised beef cattle and tobacco. For over sixty years, he and his wife lived and worked on this farm, which his son still operates today. In the early 1960s, in addition to farming, he taught agriculture at Vevay High School and provided evening agriculture classes to disabled veterans. In 1966 he began working with the Farmers Home Administration in Greensburg, Indiana as an assistant district director and later district director for sixteen counties in southern Indiana. He retired from FHA in 1986. In the 1990s he began losing his eyesight and eventually became blind although it didnt deter him from maintaining a very active lifestyle with his wife in both their Indiana and Florida residences. He enjoyed listening to talking books, Cincinnati Reds baseball games and Bengals football games. In his later years he also greatly enjoyed his cattle herd, his farm pets, tinkering around the farm, boat trips, and exercising at the senior center in Gulfport, Florida. He was of Baptist faith and previously attended Long Run Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, William Tilford Cord and his wife Jill of Vevay, Indiana, and one daughter, Kathleen Cord Cash and her husband Frank of Gulfport, Florida; and two grandsons, Jonathan Cord Houghton of St. Petersburg, Florida and Adam Christopher Cord and his wife Danelle of Jefferson City, Missouri. Other survivors include his sister, Marcella Tincher of Carlisle, Kentucky, and his brother L.C. Cord, Jr. of Fleming County, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents. The visitation will be held at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home at 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home at 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana on Thursday February 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation, 5501 27th Avenue S. Gulfport, FL 33707. HURT, Clarence Edward 63, of Gulfport, died Jan. 29, 2013. He will be missed by his daughters, Cherri & Christina; grandchildren, Dakota, Chyan, and Cierra; a brother; and his IKAJEVS, ANATOLIJS, 73, of St. Pete Beach, died Jan. 30, 2013. Remembered by his loving family. Guest-book at www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. PERKINS, LLOYD E., 65, of South Pasadena, FL, passed Feb. 1, 2013. Survived by loving family and friends. Holloway Funeral Home, Inc. Oldsmar, FL, 813-855-2439. SCHNEIDER, LORRAINE M., 92, of South Pasadena, passed away Jan. 28, 2013. Survived by son, Jack and wife Sue, St. Pete Beach; grandchildren, Matthew and wife Sonal, St. Petersburg, Haley, New York City, NY; nieces and nephew, Toby, Cheryl and Bill Hoppe. In lieu Society of Pinellas. SHAW, DANIEL, 93, of Gulfport, passed away Jan. 22, 2013. Daniel served four years in a medical division of the Army during WWII and was a longtime member of Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. He traveled the world, visiting 111 different countries with his beloved wife of 43 years, Ruth. Daniel is also survived by his son, Hilard; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private burial has taken place. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. WORKMAN, ROBERT D., 67 of Gulfport passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at home with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Locally he was a member of the Pasadena Community Church, Sunshine Lodge 288 F&AM now Northside Lodge, Scottish Rite, the Egypt Temple Shrine and the Sertoma Club. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim and brother, Jack. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; he is the loving father of Karen Workman; devoted grandfather of Jodi Adams, Jeremy Reed and Jami Rowell; great grandfather of Bryce, John, Riley, Conor, Candence and Jenna; brother of Larry Workman, Norma Summers, Wilma Bailey, Willa Grimm and Diane Owens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, February 8 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, February 9 at the Pasadena Community Church 227-70th St. S., St. Petersburg, Florida at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 41 Excerpts heard at the February 5, 2013Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesThe bike trail, up by Boca Ciega... do those go off on sensor or does the bicycle guy actually have to stop and push the button. Well, bicycle guys aint stopping. Stan Kreuter I want to thank everyone on the council and in the community in our time of sorrow. The community has been really strong and Im proud to be a part of it. Denise Lowe, who, along with her wife Jan, recently lost her daughter Amber This community, the businesses, the residents, and almost everyone on this council has contacted us and offered their words of support, their shoulders. We received cards and phone calls. This is why we live here; because of the community, the community feeling that each resident offers to their neighbors. We care; we care about each other...This is a village and I ask you as leaders of this village to assist us in raising our boys. I ask you to continue to assist us in maintaining the spirit of Gulfport, which has been displayed over and over and over to us... Im very proud today, more than ever to be a resident of Gulfport. Jan Lowe Planetary Gong Concert and Workshop Visudha de los Santos is a musician and 5 Rhythms instructor from Taos, New Mexico. 5 Rhythms is an approach to movement that uses dance to focus the body in the present moment. It can bring powerful shifts in insight and awareness. Planetary gongs are unlike anything youve heard before--wonderfully ethereal sounds. The audience brings blankets to lie upon and listens to the music and feels the vibrations. Event takes place on Thursday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 3747 34th Street S., St. Petersburg. Doors open at 6:30. Cost is $25 at the door. Bring mat, blanket and pillow for comfort. On Friday, February 15th there will be a Loving Movement Workshop at Hip Expressions Dance Studio, 2033 54th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost is $33. Register at www.hipexpressions.com. No shoes; barefoot, socks, or studio slippers only.

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42 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Personal Training Now Available Robbin Lorenz specializes in training for everyday living. Functional Training, Corrective Exercise, and Balance and Stabilization, are vital to the way we live and function in everyday life. Whether you want to lose weight or train as an endurance athlete a strong foundation is fundamental to reaching your goal! The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, is now offering half hour sessions for $45 and full hour sessions for $65. To schedule an appointment contact Robbin at 727-692-9093 or ribbin@ com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.Conversational Italian For Beginners The best way to learn La Bella lingua Italiani. Whether you are of Italian descent, travelling to Italy or just want to learn this class is for you. This four-week course starts February 21st at The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. The class will meet on Thursdays from 6-7 p. m. and the cost is $150. Preregistration is required by Monday, February 18th. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727363-9245 for more information.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

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 43 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Music 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA EXE Mtg.-5:45 Reg. Mtg.-6pm Pizza available All Day EXE. COMM.-6pm Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Stan Johnson 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amCheck with the Post for any upcoming events email post305@msn.com www.post305.org We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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44 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/25 Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Hit & Run49th St. & 10th Ave. S. Saturday 1/26 Reckless Driver5800 Blk 18th Ave. S. Noise2800 Blk 54th St. S. Suspicious Person2800 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Animal Call5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Noise3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Assault/Battery1200 Blk 59th St. S. Sunday 1/27 Theft4800 Blk Coronado Way. S. Person Under InuenceShore Blvd. & 57th St. S. DUI53rd St. & 28th Ave. S. Domestic1200 Blk 59th St. S. Neighbor Problem5800 Blk 17th Ave. S. Burglary Residence3000 Blk 49th St. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Monday 1/28 Domestic1000 Blk 58th St. S. Accident with Injuries5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Theft6300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Domestic1000 Blk 58th St. S. Noise3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Tuesday 1/29 Prowler3000 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Lost/Stolen Tag4900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Trespass5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trash Dump3000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary Residence1000 Blk 60th St. S. Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Wednesday/30 Animal Call4900 Blk 28th Ave. S. Animal Call2200 Blk Premier Dr. S. Theft5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Reckless Driver45th St. & 29th Ave. S. Civil Matter2500 Blk 54th St. S. Neighbor Problem2400 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary5800 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. DUI5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Thursday 1/31 Disturbance5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 58th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Vandalism1200 Blk 63rd St. S. Theft2200 Blk 49th St. S. 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 I f Y o u H a v e n t T a l k e d T o U s A b ou t Yo ur loca la ge n t Y our e Payin g T oo MuchHOMEOWNERS INSURANCE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE S. Located Next to State F arm209-8888mike@whitcoinsurance.com 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!

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 45 Try your hand at SudokuSeries for Catholics Wanting to Re-Connect Awaken your Catholic faith! Sometimes important things get away from usthings like faith. Is this you? Too busy? Not been to church in a while? Children asking questions about faith that youre not sure how to answer? Looking for an opportunity to explore your faith? Awakening Faith may be just for you. This six-session series starts on Ash Wednesday, February 13th from 7-9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, 445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach. Call 727-388-7628 or email info@sjvcc.org. All are welcome. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members Bowl Party at the home of Kay and Jimmy Brown on Sunday, February 3. The social was hosted by Lucy Brushaber, Kay and Jimmy Brown. All attending enjoyed chili and New England Clam Chowder along with an assortment of other snack items. Everyone had a great time cheering for their favorite team. The members will be attending the annual Sweetheart Luncheon at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club on Saturday, February 9th. Sunshine City Council hosts this annual event where all chapter sweethearts are honored. Laureate Epsilon Theta will proudly watching their own Kay Brown represent their chapter this year. Way to go Kay! The next regular meeting will be hosted by Valerie Rankin on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Sharon Ingram will present the program. They will also celebrate their Chapter Sweetheart Kay Brown with special refreshments and gifts. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Book Drive for Goodwill Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts February 1 and runs through March 15. People in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando and Marion counties are asked to donate new or like-new books for children ages 2-5. 10 News/WTSP-TV, the Tampa Bay Times, WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio, and WTRS Thunder Country radio in Ocala are sponsors of Goodwills book drive. Goodwills BookWorks program promotes literacy by putting books into the hands of children from lowincome families. Goodwill volunteers read to groups of preschool children at Head Start centers and other locations and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any GoodwillSuncoast store or donation site. For donation locations, visit www. goodwill-suncoast.org or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. 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. We V oluntar y Pre-K Provider ., St. P St. 727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING

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46 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 What is cuter than six solid black fuzzy kittens! Born November 28, 2012, they are now furry balls and loads of fun. The photo is Bear, but you have to look at their collars to tell them apart. Three more boys, Cole, Pepper & Wooley, and two little girls, Ashley & Diva, complete the sextuplets. All super friendly, they all try to pile on their foster moms lap at one time and love bedtime sleeping with their mom. They purr a lot, which is a sure sign they are happy campers. The mother cat is a beautiful black medium-haired feline, so it looks like these six will have medium length coats also. To see these adorable kittens in St. Petersburg, call SOS volunteer at 727-545-1116. Save Our Strays Samantha is a 1-1/2 year old Lab mix. Samantha is around 70 lbs. and is a big girl with lots of energy. Don't let this goofy Labrodor mix fool you, Samantha can sit, lay down, and walks well on a leash. Samantha will make a great running partner and gets along well with other dogs. No small children please. To learn more about Samantha and our other adoptable animals, please contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 727328-7738 or you may visit us at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Teens Behind the Scenes Program What happens when someone calls 9-1-1 with a medical emergency? Whats it like behind bars in the Pinellas County Jail? Area teens get an exclusive, behindthe-scenes look at county government in Teens Behind the Scenes, a free program for local high school students presented by Pinellas Countys Youth Advisory Committee. Presentations take place once a Students may attend one or more, or Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Program line-up: Enjoy a visit to Animal Services and learn about pet care and animal control. up look at the Pinellas County EMS responders exercise. tour of the Pinellas County Jail. representatives from the Pinellas judge. Teens can also share some TV time with the Pinellas County commissioners at an awards night Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse. Registration deadline for each session is one week before the program date. Class sizes are limited. To register, visit http://2013teensbehindthescenes. eventbrite.com For more information on Teens Behind the Scenes or the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee call 727-582-2656 or go to www.pinellascounty.org/yac. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 47 By Scott LafeeGet a Grip As anybody whos ever gone swimming or taken a bath knows, (and toes). Why it happens doesnt seem to be entirely clear. Some researchers say its the result of irregular absorption and loss -some skin cells plump with added moisture while others loss it -or because constrict to reduce heat loss, pulling overlying skin surfaces inward. Whatever the cause, the result is a case of temporary digit wrinkles. Its not a particularly good look, but it might be healthful and helpful in an indirect, odd sort of way. A 2011 study by Idaho-based researchers found that the wrinkles form channel patterns that divert water away tire treads are supposed to do with rainwater. Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom tested the idea, timing people as they transferred wet or dry objects from one box to another with or without objects 12 percent faster than with moved in the same amount of time advantage to ancestors whose digits pruned when wet. The obvious next question, noted New Scientist magazine recently, is why dont our The Newcastle scientists had one possible answer: Pruniness means less skin surface touching an object, which translates into less sensory input. In other words, plumper BODY OF KNOWLEDGE In the course of an hour, roughly 600,000 particles of skin fall off your body. In the course of a year, that -the equivalent weight of an iPad. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM With roughly one-third of American children overweight or obese, the number of clinic-based pediatric weight control programs has grown proportionate to their waistlines. These programs can be effective, but theyre usually expensive, timeconsuming and beyond the resources of many families. Kerri Boutelle, a psychologist at the University of California, San Diego who specializes in eating disorders and obesity, conducted a study in which 50 overweight or obese 8to 12-year-olds participated loss program guided largely by their parents, rather than professionals. Boutelle reports that the children mass index compared to a control group, suggesting that children needing to lose pounds dont necessarily need an intensive, expensive program to do it. CURTAIN CALLS In 1999, the 67-year-old wife of an English farmer named Betty Stobbs drove the family all-terrain a quarry. She was towing a small trailer carrying their dinner of hay. The sheep were apparently very hungry. When Stobbs fatefully stopped her ATV next to the edge of the quarry, the sheep charged, knocking her into the quarry. Stobbs might have survived the fall, but the sheep also pushed the ATV over the edge. The ATV fell on top of her.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 49 Town Shores Shufeboard Winners On Friday, January 25, a mixed doubles tournament was completed with 24 competitors of 12 women and 12 men. Winning the overall championship in four consecutive games was the team of Rita Libby and Jean Yves Rioux besting Henri Derouin and Peggy Breay (a newcomer) in Consolation, it was Jim Greene and Pauline Walters winning over the team of John Stelmaski and Ann Burchat. On Tuesday, January 22, The Ladies and Men's Singles competition was completed with Pauline Walters winning over Peggy Brennan in the Main Event while Sandy Adams took the Consolation defeating Rita Libby in a tie breaker. For the men it was Blair Libby over John Stelmaski in the Main Event and Henri Derouin handling Bob O'Brien in the Consolation. The next tournaments are scheduled for February 26 and March 1st, open to any Town Shores resident. Winners in the men's singles tournament on Jan. 26 at Town Shores are L-R: Blair Libby, John Stelmaski, Henri Derouin and Bob O'Brien. 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 Februarys program includes: 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.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! Call 727-893-1118 or email jshea@ mygulfport.us. Volunteers Needed The Literacy Council of St. organization, Teaching Adults to Read, Changing Lives Forever. They have been serving adult learners in Pinellas County since 1968. Become a tutor. No experience is needed, they train you. Visit www.stpetereads. com or call 727-521-1117.

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50 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Yoga Warriors On Saturday, the Longhouse joined with other local yoga studios to offer free yoga classes. Yoga Day Tampa Bay welcomed newcomers to beginner yoga classes, and as a member of Suncoast Yoga Teachers Association, the Longhouse opened its doors to all interested in learning more about practicing yoga. In addition to the Longhouse and other private studios, the cities of Gulfport and St. Pete Beach both offer yoga classes throughout the week. Please check the Gabber for times and pricing. Bill Dooley, former "Bogie" teacher for 34 years, reads his Gabber at the Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ.Valentines Eve at Boyd Hill Plan your special Valentines evening from 7-8:30 p.m. on February 14 at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. in the outdoor deck nestled in the heart of the live oak forest with soft lighting and the sounds of nature. Sample gourmet chocolate delicacies and enjoy local poets reading poems about enduring love, unrequited love, love of nature, and love for animals. Also, couples who were married at the preserve will share their stories and explain why they chose the preserve as the setting for exchanging their vows. Cost is $10. For further information please visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/ boyd-hill. 10K to Benet Cancer PatientsINDIAN ROCKS BEACH: The BRA Bikers Raising Awareness 10 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, February 23 along the beaches (sidewalk), through beautiful residential areas and Walsingham Park. The event begins and ends at Crabby Bills Seafood Inc. 401 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach. To register go to http://www. bikersraisingawareness.com, raise $500 (no sign up fee) to be eligible to receive an event t-shirt, and after walk celebration buffet dinner. For those not registering on line bring your donations to Crabby Bills Seafood Inc. Check in starts at 7 a.m., walk starts at 8 a.m., celebration buffet dinner starts when the last walker gets in. Walkers are welcome to invite family and friends to the celebration dinner afterwards for a fee of $20 for each of the walkers guest(s). RSVP and payment deadline for the dinner is February 16th; mail to BRA Bikers Raising Awareness, PO Box 3442, Seminole, FL 33775. All proceeds patients. Details and donation forms at info@bikersraisingawareness.org or call Evi at 727-698-0078. All funds raised pay for local patients living expenses going directly to the source such as utility co., rent, insurance, etc. Go to www.bikersraisingawareness. org for more information about BRA.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 51 Valentines Teen Dance TASCO hosts its 8th annual Valentines Day Semi Formal at J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue N. on Saturday, February 9 from 7-11 p.m. This annual sellout event is for teens in grades 6 through 9. Activities include: DJ playing all the latest hits, glitter tattoos, live entertainment on the main stage, large screen Wii competition for prizes, photo booth, video games, $100 best dressed contest for male and female and much more. Tickets are only $10 which includes dinner. Tickets are limited; get them fast at N., any St. Petersburg Recreation Center, or at the door (if available). The dress code is semi-formal, no shorts or jeans. For details www. tascoteens.org or 727-892-5060. Gulfports Get RescuedGULFPORT: Gulfports Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its ninth annual event to take place on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 10am to 6pm. This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups festive event representing animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfports Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with 100% of 501c3 rescue groups. Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise funds and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artisans and craftsmen offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet related activities will include a pet parade with adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, pet food samples, training demos, canine massage, food, music & games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event welcomes the public to attend at no charge, with plenty of complimentary parking in and around the area. 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.

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52 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How to Make Sure that Decisions will be Made in your Best Interest In making decisions about potential sources of funding for health care, you should consider certain "protective services." These become important if you ever become unable to handle your own affairs, due to physical or mental incapacity. Unless proper legal action is taken in advance, your family may be unable to act on your behalf should the need arise. PROBLEMS WITH JOINT OWNERSHIP Joint ownership is often used to give legal authority to another person. For example, you might simply add your daughter's name to your account, thinking you've solved various estate such as avoiding probate or ensuring you will be taken care of. But joint ownership may not solve some problems, and could even create others. First, the joint owner may be able to withdraw 100% of the assets held in joint name. Second, both joint owners' signatures are usually required anyway to sell or liquidate assets. In addition, your assets may become subject to claims by your children's creditors. REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS One strategy you should consider is establishing a revocable living trust, which would hold title to your assets. Such a trust not only offers estate planning advantages, such as avoiding probate, but also ensures that a trustee would handle your incapacity. the only thing to consider in the event of incapacity. You may need someone else to step in and make personal decisions regarding your health care or the maintenance of property you own. In addition, a trust may not be appropriate, depending on the amount of assets you own. Since joint ownership is obviously not the ideal solution and trust may not be for everyone, are there other ways to plan for the possibility of you incapacity? Generally, there are three other ways you can give legal authority to another person: Guardianship Conservatorship Durable power of attorney Of these three, the most effective is a durable power of attorney. In our next article, we will take a look at how these legal transfers of control and decision-making work and which method would be best for your situation. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 53 No Disrespect to the ChickensIf you're into Gulfport politics, keep reading. If not, don't bother. Ill be back next week to write about something more universally appealing. With election season upon us, my editor reminds me once again I am not to endorse any of the candidates. And Im not, I swear. But I do want to talk about one of our new councilmembers, because Im hearing some suggestions about the races lone candidate, Christine Brown, and, well, Im not sure theyre, well, you know... true. Several people have asked me what I Councilwoman Barbara Banno and incoming Councilwoman Christine Brown. Others have suggested some pretty dark and ugly things about Christine Brown and how she convinced (emphasis theirs) Councilwoman Banno not to run. Now, my relationship with Ms. Brown hasnt been exactly sunshine and daffodils, and shes never, ever hesitated to criticize me or the paper when she thinks we havent lived up to what the community needs. However, she says it with respect and she says it to us directly, which I believe speaks to a persons character. Anyone can criticize from the anonymity of the Internet, but that isnt her style. I respect that. That same directness also makes it hard for me to believe allegations that she somehow bullied Councilwoman Banno into not running. Enough is enough, guys. Please stop acting like the seventh trumpet just sounded and the end of the world is nigh: Christine Brown is not a harbinger of the apocalypse. Since shes already a shoo-in for Ward Two, I can say this without fear of swaying your vote: give her a break. Shes a good person. She truly loves Gulfport and has a long history of giving of herself to the city. Enough with the conspiracy theories. Do I know she didnt scare Ms. Banno out of running? No, and I dont know that she and Ms. Banno didnt make some sort of backroom deal so Christine wouldnt have to run an election. I do know this, though: In almost a decade of my professional dealings with Christine, I believe she would do many things to earn her seat on council. Those things are not among them. While I never cared for the disturbingly ugly campaigns between Ms. Brown and former Councilwoman Michele King, I can tell anyone who cares to listen that Ms. Brown has never backed away I mean no disrespect to Councilwoman Banno, but to suggest that a woman with Ms. Browns track record of service would need to threaten anyone is patently absurd. She would have given Ms. Banno a true run for her money, and it would have been an exciting election. Look, I fully expect to disagree with her on many issues, but I believe, if nothing else, Ms. Browns passion for Gulfport predates any of the special interest groups who claim to want the best for the city and that includes ones I think have merit and ones I dont. I think that passion will take her places you dont expect her to go. I think shes going to surprise and, on occasion, cause great consternation for some people, perhaps even her most loyal supporters and some folks in her family. This is one of the times Im thrilled to have a front row seat for small-town politics. Heres something else I think those of you who have expressed fear campaigning for the seat. Its hers, and now that shes out of campaign mode, shes not mincing words. Read our interview with her in this weeks Gabber: shes pretty clear she has no desire to talk about, as she puts it, sheds and chickens. These next two years are going to be a fun ride if she keeps saying what most of us were thinking. She shared with me some ideas, and I promised her Id hold off on talking about them until she has a chance to gather more information. I can say this: I think shes exactly what the city needs in the Ward Two seat right now. Some people see her only through the frame of her brother-inlaw, a former councilman and one of two candidates for mayor this March. supporters. That would be a grievous mistake. I suspect she may challenge some of Gulfports mores and question our scared cows. So, Gulfport, stay tuned. Councilwoman Browns been waiting a long time for that seat on the dais, and I can assure you, shes not going to waste a minute.

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54 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 Featuring the Navarra Wine Region of Spain Ribera Baja in the south east is the driest and one of the most important, with chalk and limestone soils in the north and more stony grey soils to the south. Just to the north is Ribera Alta, another large region, together the two accounting for just over 60% of the regions vineyards. In parts very dry, the soils here are more loamy, and more alluvial in nature, with sand and clay nearer the Ebro. Next is Tierra Estella, characterised by chalky soils and a more humid climate, and then Baja Montaa, a region of clay and chalk soils with counts for just 8% of the vineyards. As with other regions, this region has principally chalky soils with a climate that runs from dry to mildly humid. Below are a few of the wines from the Navarra region:Bodegas Ada Minotauro Blanco 2007: A blend of Garnacha Blanca and Viura, this wine has a surprisingly soapy, chalky, waxy character on the nose, with a minerally rock-dust element too. A very rm, solidly composed wine on the palate, with a full and foursquare grip in the middle, it has decent acidity although overall quite a muscly style. A little confected fruit at the nish. Bodegas Camilo Castilla Montecristo Blanco 2007: This is made solely from Muscat Petits Grains, and the wine certainly wears that information on its sleeve. It has a very perfumed character, with a typical musky, orange-scented nose. A soft entry, but then a lean character, showing diffuse, low-concentration musky fruit, with a bitter twist at the end. I dont nd this style particularly appealing. Bodegas Campos de Enanzo Chardonnay 2007: This wine has rather soft, chalky, lemony fruit on the nose, with some perfumed minerality. The palate also feels rather soft, with orange blossom fruit, just a little grip, and gentle acidity. It has a rather clean appeal to it, but seems rather diffuse and easy going to be rated too highly. Bodegas Chivite Gran Feudo Blanco 2007: Another 100% Chardonnay, fermented in stainless steel. Clean and chalky perfume to the nose, rather soapy-herby in character. Very clean and steely on entry, with nice acidity from the outset. There is a little substance to it, some grip too, although a rather distinctive chalky-confected character is the dominant feature through to the nish. Certainly an interesting wine. Bodegas Inurrieta Orquidea 2007: This unusually named cuve is 100% Chardonnay. The nose is quite chalky, soft and papery, with a little herb. There is a touch of esh on the palate, good acids but rather subdued avour. Nevertheless it has a fresh character in its favour. Bodegas Prnipe de Viana Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2007: Fermented and held in French oak barrels for three months, this wine does not display its woody origins as overtly as some barrel-fermented wines. It has a rather feminine nose, clean and chalky, with the barrel notes very subtle. Fresh, with lean and green fruit on the palate, rounded but crisp, and certainly fresh. Bodegas Valcarlos Fortius Chardonnay 2006: An unoaked cuve, this has clean lemony fruit on the nose, and an attractive substance. Fresh, chalky, gentle, soft, with a eshy but understated character. It has a touch of perfume, but overall not an unattractive wine. Vinos y Viedos Finca Lasierpe Blanco 2007: Bottled under a synthetic closure. Nice, slightly perfumed, chalky-stony nose. The palate shows a similar character, a little esh but fairly abby overall. A gentle style that lacks the vigour I am looking for, and a little bitterness at the end. Foster a Feline, Please! Save Our Strays has a policy that it will take back returned cats. Unfortunately, many cats are being returned this winter. Their foster homes are full. There is no place to put these felines until new forever homes can be found for them. A no-kill organization, SOS is actively seeking additional foster families to care for these cats on a temporary or permanent basis. Many are sweet, loving kitties that just want to be a lap cat again. Please consider becoming a foster family for one of their displaced felines. Foster participants must be able to drive and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. Dry food and litter are furnished if needed. A win-win proposition, the cats are able to live in a stable home environment once again and their families can enjoy their amusing ways and affection. Call SOS at 727-481-5262 for details. Zumba Classes Three Days a Week easy-to-follow calorie burning dance people towards joy and health. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, is now offering Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. The cost is only $6 per class. Join anytime. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-3639245. 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.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 55 By Tom MargenauHow Retirement Benets Are Figured Im getting a little embarrassed apologizing for messing up with my email responses to readers. I pride myself that I am still able to personally respond to every email I get. But I am a computer Neanderthal. I can just barely handle the software programs I need to know to write this column and submit it to my syndicator; and to respond to emails from my readers. Recently, I was in the middle of answering an email from a guy who wanted to know how Social Security retirement a sudden, my fast-moving typing odd combination of keys and POOF, my entire answer was translated into Japanese! Actually, Im not sure if it was Japanese, but it looked like what I imagine Japanese writing to look. Anyway, in my attempts to remedy that error, I must have hit another odd combination of keys when POOF again, the entire document disappeared! And I was never able to retrieve it. So if there is some reader out there who had questions about Social Security computations and is wondering why I never responded to his email, please send it again. Ill type my response more slowly and carefully and hope I am able to keep it in English and hit the send key before I delete it again! In the meantime, I thought it might be a good time to explain once again (I do this every couple years or so) how Social Security retirement simple in a general sense, but very complicated when you get to the nitty gritty details. Here is the simple part. A Social percentage of your average monthly income, using your highest 35 years that there are four parts to that formula: 1) a percentage; 2) your average monthly income; 3) an 35-year base. Well work backwards to explain how things work. The 35-year base is the easy part. the Social Security Administration will look at your entire earnings history and pull out your highest 35 years. They dont have to be consecutive. If you dont have 35 years of earnings, SSA must plug in zero years to get to the 35-year base. And please note that 35 means 35! Despite all the rumors out there, on your highest 5 years of earnings, or your last 10 years of earnings; or any other number of years other than 35. Here is a related issue based on that 35year rule. As part of the discussion of long range Social Security reform, you will frequently hear proposals to change the computation years. A number Ive heard most often is adopting a 38-year base. What they are talking about is basing future highest 38 years, rather than the highest 35. That would have the because the more base years used, way: if your retirement computation was based on your high three years of earnings, for example, that would one based on 35 years. So, adding even more years to the base would But now lets get back to the current computation formula. Before they add up those high 35, they index each And this is where the formula starts to get messy. Thats because there is a different adjustment factor for each year of earnings, AND each years adjustment factor is different based on your year of birth. Here is a quick example. If you were born in 1949, and earned $20,000 in 1980, they would multiply those factor of 3.25, meaning they would actually use $65,000 as your 1980 earnings. But if you were born in 1950 and earned that same $20,000 factor of 3.33 resulting in $66,600 as the 1980 earnings used in your Social Security computation. for each year of birth (for folks nearing retirement age) at www. socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10070.html. So the next step in the retirement computation formula is to add up adjusted earnings. Then you divide by 420 -thats the number of months in 35 years -to get your average social part of Social Security. The percentage of your average monthly income that comes back to you in depends on your income. In a nutshell, the lower your average wage, the higher percentage rate of return you get. Once again, the actual formula is messy, and varies depending on your year of birth. As an example, here is the formula for someone born in 1949. monthly income and multiply by 90 percent. You take the next $3,768 of your average monthly income and multiply that by 32 percent. And you take any remainder and multiply it by 15 percent. of those computation bend points at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10007. html.

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 57 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person NEED A HELPING HAND-Around your House or Business with Small/Light Repair Projects? Maybe I Can Help. GeneralAreas also including Cable TV/Network Wiring and Windows Computer Issues. Free Estimates and Advice. Call Pop Henry at 727-258-7164,,,Retired but Active! VETERAN USMCFather of Seven, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 25 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.HIS & HERS HELPING HANDSGive your Valentine a Special Gift! Auto Detailing, House Cleaning, Lawn Service, Pet Sitting, Errands. You Name it. We Do it. Edward 727-331-4756, Cindy 727-798-6804. ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. Home Improvement Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Car ports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Es timates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.

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58 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Lawn/Landscape DAVIS LAWN SERVICEPrompt, Professional Courteous. Residential/Commercial Lawn Maintenance. Free Estimates, Old Fashioned Work Ethic. 727-460-0327. www.davislawnservice @vpweb.com LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.TURLEYS TURF & LAWN SERVICESComplete Lawn Care, Landscape Design, Mulching, Tree & Shrub Pruning. Commercial, Residential, Free Estimates 727-560-2743. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BOYD PAINTING, INC.-Residential & Commercial. Will Work Overnight. Pressure Washing, Licensed & Insured, C-7572. 727-5257630. www.boydpaintinginc.com for References. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Miscellaneous Service CABINET MAKERCustom Cabinets, Entertainment Centers, Furniture Repairs, Doors, Formica. 50yrs. Experience. Free Estimates. No Job to Small. 727-289-1265. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Painting

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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 59 VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. WAITRESS OR WAITERFull or Part-time. Gulfport Restaurant. Apply Within. 2025 49th St. S. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CITY OF GULFPORT Responsible and varied work performing administrative and complex clerical duties to support the Public Works Director. Minimum requirements: High School Diploma, plus four years of secretarial or administrative assistant experience. Must be procient in Word, Excel and Desktop Publishing. Government/Municipal experience preferred. $14.43 per hour with excellent benets. Background/drug screenings will be conducted.A City of Gulfport Employment Application must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. Please send applications to The City of Gulfport 2401 53rd St. So., Gulfport, FL, 33707 or via fax at (727) 893-1005. E.O.E. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for House Cleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m. COMPUTER HELP NEEDED-Part Time, Flexible Hours. $10hr. 727-954-7316. Automotive 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2500. Call or Text 727-709-2774. MUST SEE, EYE STOPPER-1973 Chevy Nova Hatchback. 350 Engine, All New! Unbelievable! Steal at $17,500 727-410-6599. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances FUTON SOFA BED-Black. $100.00 Firm. 727290-7616. LECTERN-DESK-All wood, beautifully made. Hinged lid w/leather insert. $135. 727-3475716. General RADIANT STAR DIAMONDFor Your Valentine. 1CT Ring, Apprailas $2000, will sell 1/2 price. 327-1407 after 12 Noon. ART SUPPLIES6 adjustable aluminum easel, $50. Fotolite 75 Watt, photography or art, $30, Metal drafting table 30x48, paraliner 48, $75. 727-343-7050. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. TAURUS .38 SPECIAL-5 Shot Ultra-Lite, 2 Holsters, Box of Ammo, $375. 405-250-1895. St. Pete. ASHLEY OVERSTUFFED RECLINERBeige, A++ Condition. $125 o.b.o. ($450/New). 727688-0244. NICE MERCHANDISEFor Flea Market or Yard Sale. $25. 727-541-3984. BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals LOVE DOGS?The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming? Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. FREE TO GOOD HOME-Female dog mix breed. Spayed, All Shots plus Heartworm up to date. Approximately 60lbs. 1 1/2 years. Friendly, Brindle Color (brown, black & white). Call Gloria 727-202-7424 or 727-258-7177. FOUND DACHSHUND ON-1/14/13 running across Blind Pass Road. Male, Neutered. Must be able to identify and show proof of ownership. Please Contact me at BarneyWeiner52217@ gmail.com 727-365-5359.DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP $50.00BYOD (Bring your own dog). Saturday 2/9 11am. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546 Learn to groom like a pro. New & Used grooming equipment for sale. Wanted PIANO LESSONS-For Town Shore Resident. For Further Information please contace Marlene, 727-482-3654. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicles on 2/25/13 at 11:00a.m. at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2003 Suzuki Vitara, VIN# 2S3TE52V536100726. Help Wanted THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Automotive Marine PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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60 Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Bonsai Trees & Plants. CHURCH SALE54th St. & 27th Ave. S. Friday & Saturday 9am.-5pm. Furniture, Lots of Misc. 5226 GULFPORT BLVD. S.Friday, Rain Date Saturday, 10a.m.-3:00p.m. Albums, CDs, Electronics, Baby Items, Small Furniture, Tools, Household, Lots of Misc. SATURDAY 9AM-?1719 60th St. S. Nice, Clean Bargains! BE THERE! CARPORT & JEWELRY SALETown Shores Ivanhoe Bldg. Sat. 2/9, 9a.m.-1p.m. Household Furnishings, Dont Miss This One! Coffee, Donuts, Bake Sale, Hot Dogs & Soda. Come for Breakfast, Stay for Lunch. CARPORT SALE-Misc Items. Saturday 8:30noon. 5940 30th Ave. S. Town Shores Groton. HUGE SALE-885 67th St. S. Saturday 8am.4pm. 727-692-2311. Great Stuff! 2701 (REAR) 56TH ST. S.-Sale held in back unit. Furniture, Kitchenware, Pictures, Household Items.Many Misc. Items. 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Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. 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Gabber February 7 February 13, 2013 61 BAYWAY ISLES PT. BRITTANYResort-style 55+ Community. Upper oor 2BR/2BA w/Water Views. Lovely Furnishings. No Pets, No Smoking 678-231-1667. GULFPORT STUDIO APT.$550/Mo. Call Harold, 703-589-6212. GULFPORT 3BR HOME-Freshly Painted and Newly Updated Kitchen & Bath. Fenced Yard, Inside Laundry. $750/Mo. plus Security 727460-3669. Furnished Rentals ST. PETE 1BR/1BA 55+ CONDO-Walk-in Closet. Florida Room. Fully Furnished Includes Pots, Pans, Dishes & Bedding. New Refrigerator & Air Conditioning Unit. $500/Mo. plus 1st/ last & $200/Dep. Includes Water/Garbage. 3100 Hartford St. #226. Available Immediately. 1yr. Lease. 813-748-7935, 727-343-1848. Vacation Rentals TREASURE ISLAND -Furnished 1BR/1BA Apt. near Beach. Available Monthly. March & April 2013. Also January thru April 2014. No Smoking or Pets 727-360-6124. GULFPORT BEACH COTTAGE-Furnished 2 Bedroom 3 Blocks from the Beach. Available March1 2013. $1000. Monthly Includes Utilities 304-629-1212. Open House SUNDAY 1-4PM PASADENA ESTATES2BR/1.5BA w/Den, 1Car Garage. $199,999. Seller Motivated. MLS# U7565780 1305 Marion Dr. S. Call David Weylie Shine R.E. 727324-9274. Real Estate for Sale CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER-Five Towns St. Petersburg. $25,900. 1BR/1BA Furnished or Unfurnished. 660Sq. Ft. Newer AC and Appliances. Screened Balcony. Covered Parking. 55+ age Requirements. Pets Allowed. Selling As Is. Call 609-204-3002. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE-4BR/2BA/2CG House in South Pasadena. Large Lot, New Kitchen with Granite. Alla Panteleyeva 727251-4004 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL REALTY. YOUR MORTGAGE MONEY IS READY!30yrs. Experience. Call John, Fidelity Funding Mortgage, Licensed Lender. 727-385-7454. JUST LISTED LOVELY 1/1 CONDO-in gated 55+ Wonderful Community. Bay Island in South Pasadena. Beautiful Water View from Every Window, Tile oor. Only $69,000! Alla Panteleyeva 727-251-4004 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL REALTY. SINGLE WIDEw/Add on room, 1BR/1BA, 55+, Very nice park, clubhouse, pool. Remodeled kitchen, all ceramic tile, carpeted bedroom. $5000. Furnitrure & W/D included. 750SF. 609-457-9695. MOBILE HOME-Double Wide 2/2 +Sunroom and Carport. Private Backyard. Waterfront Community w/Pool, Docks,, Clubhouse and Sunsets! Asking $8,900. 727-347-3555. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale

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