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No. 2299 February 28 March 6, 2013 Welcome to the Mayor Mike Rec Center!By Cathy Salustri We shared our dad over the years, Mayor Mikes daughter, Dominique, said and we were happy to do so. None of us, including my mom and especially my mom, would have had it any other way. So on behalf of my entire family, were thrilled, so very proud, so very thankful for the dedication of the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex today. In addition to friends, family, supporters, and current city staff, former police chiefs Curt Willocks, his predecessor, Jim Sewel, and former city manager Robert E. Lee attended the ceremony.See Story, page 38 Local Libraries Will Get Renovations Tuesday night, both Gulfport and St. Pete Beach received money to renovate their respective libraries. The money comes from county tax dollars; the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC) receives 1/2 mil from Pinellas ad valorem taxes and returns that money, in varying amounts, to the city libraries. The money we went for tonight has to be used for capital improvements, Gulfport Library Administrator Dave Mather said. Gulfport will receive reimbursement for up to $180,000 in renovations. The city already has monies budgeted for an architect and may ask council for additional funding, Mather said Tuesday night after the meeting What we hope to do is renovate the inside of the library, Mather said. Improvements will include a massive renovation of the childrens and space for computers and devices, and a cordoned-off meeting room. The renovations will also include a dedicated teen area and a renovated reading area towards the window fronting 28th Avenue South. The area where the big window is? See Libraries, page 9Bringing a Public School Back to the Beach Sarah Tierney has taught middle school for 16 years. She also has a son. While shes not looking to switch jobs, she is seeking a public middle school for her son. Jack is in his second year at Montessori By The Sea, and when she and other parents started talking about where they intended to send their children when they started middle school, they decided the time had come to bring a public school back to the beach. We hope to make it a more comfortable space for people who are See Beach School, page 6$125,250 for Blind PassST. PETE BEACH Blind Pass Road will soon see a redesign. MIchael Baker, Jr., Inc. will receive $125,250 to design and engineer changes to Blind Pass. These changes include a total street redesign, drainage improvements, and other minor utility repairs according to Steve Hallock, Public Services Director for St. Pete Beach. The improvements will not include a dedicated bike lane. See Blind Pass, page 10


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4 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Commission Authorizes Multi-Family Docks Can RebuildPASS-A-GRILLE When two multifamily-zoned lots had their docks damaged during Tropical Storm Debby last summer, the owners discovered that the current zoning Residential Low Medium 2, or RLM 2 wouldnt permit them to rebuild the multiuse docks (also called Class B docks in the citys land development code.) RLM2, doesnt allow for those particular type of docks. Commissioners voted unanimously to change the land development code to allow for Class B docks in the RLM 2 zones. German Interns Come to St. Pete Beach Four public management majors from Germany are spending their three-month internship with the City of St. Pete Beach. Theyre here, theyre living in the community, City Manager Mike quartet to the commission Tuesday night. Were rotating them through the city. The college students will rotate through city hall, the recreation department, public works, and the library, among other departments in the city. Senior Artists Workshop Reception and Exhibit This very creative and productive group, under the direction of volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell, is celebrating their 21st anniversary! Please join them for their opening reception at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue S.) on Friday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. Paintings will be on display at the Library for the entire month of March. Each student has prepared new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 727893-2237 or 727-893-1231.


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6 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Beach School, from front page Theres not been a public school here since 2009, she told the commission. The closing of Gulf Beaches left a hole here in the community. The group of parents started planning a free charter public middle school, Academy By the Sea. A charter school has lottery-based enrollment, charges no admission, and, like other public schools, must meet state academic standards. The operates the charter school, with state oversight. Its a group thing where everybodys looking at how to bring a public school back to the beaches; thats really at the heart of our mission, Ms. Tierney said, adding that the school would follow Montessori principles of inquiry-based, studentcentered learning. On June 1 the board will submit a rough draft of their application to the Pinellas County School Boards if approved, Academy By The Sea would open in August of next year (2014). The school would service grades four through eight. Ms. Tierney says the board will explore several beach buildings for the school, and will consider, among others, the old police department. One building not being considered? The old Gulf Beaches Elementary School. The school board told her it has no plans of using that buildings at the time, Ms. Tierney says. As a former teacher I think its very important that we have a school here, resident Deborah Schechner said. A school is the core of the community. The commission passed a unanimous resolution in support of Academy By The Sea. Watch the Gabber for news of a future pledge drive; read this story online for a link to Academy By The Seas web site. Spring Break Camps For Kids ST. PETE BEACH The St. Pete Beach Community Center is offering two great Spring Break Kids Camps. Pint Size Picasso Week is a full day camp running March 25-29 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children, kindergarten through 5th grade, will be making and creating many arts and crafts projects and exploring the world of art. This camp cost $100 for residents and $150 for non residents for the week. Spring Break Fishing Camp is a half day camp March 25-29 from 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Children, ages 8 years old and up, will learn all around St. Pete Beach. No experience is necessary. The cost for this camp is $80 for the week. Visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9245 for more information. 2914 BEA CH BL Wi


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 7 Apply for City of South Pasadena $1,000 Scholarship South Pasadena residents and high school graduating students of the City of South Pasadena, have until May 31, 2013 to apply for the City's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been City residents for the past two years, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South


8 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Fish Fry at Gulfport United Methodist The annual United Methodist Mens Fish Fry has been set for Friday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m. by the United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at the church, 2728 53 Street S. Featuring the always popular menu baked beans, hushpuppies, grits, tea, coffee and dessert and all you care to eat at a donation of $8.95, this annual event continues be bigger and better each year. Take outs are available. Advance tickets are strongly suggested in order to assure an calling Les McEwen at 321-3672. Remember, take outs are available. Womens Club to Hold Card Party You are invited to join the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf Beaches, established in 1936, for their annual Card Party and luncheon on March 6th. The luncheon will be held at The Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf Blvd., No. Redington Beach. Cost is $20. Cards will be played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch at noon. For a reservation please call Ruth at 343-0223 by the Friday, March 1st. All money collected will go to their two charities, Angels Against Abuse and Women in Transition. Please join them as they help others in need. Pedaling for Pink Viva Las Chicas will host their Second Annual bike ride Pedaling for Pink on March 2nd. A one-day ride through Pinellas County, which will include a 5-mile, 32-mile, and a 64-mile route, will raise money to help Tampa Bay families affected by a cancer diagnosis. This bicycling event is designed for families and diehard riders alike, with something for everyone. Visit www.p4pvlc.org to register.More Money For Stormwater The St. Pete Beach commissioners voted to allow $650,000 a year for stormwater improvements. This money will come from the stormwater special assessment, a fund dedicated to stormwater improvements only.


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10 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Blind Pass, from front page To add the bike lanes would push us up into the yards, City Manager however, have a share lane where a wider-than-normal automobile lane will be marked as one motorists must share with cyclists. The Commission authorized the $125,250 design expense unanimously. First Friday Art Walk Gulfport Art Walk takes place on of every month all year long. Meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers, stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians appear at venues throughout the waterfront district. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, Friday. Visit 3129 Beach Blvd. S. Core Fitness Class Offered Starting March 19th The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, will be offering a new Core Fitness class. Sculpt your body and build strength through your core with this new 30 minute Core Fitness class. Classes will be held every Tuesday morning 9-9:30 a.m. and Tuesday night 6-6:30 p.m. The cost is only $10 per class or $48 for an 8 week session. Join anytime. For more information visit www. PYS Senior Spring Concert The Pinellas Youth Symphony continues to celebrate its 55th Anniversary season with a concert performed by senior level orchestras and chamber ensembles on Saturday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Donations are appreciated. The Serenade Strings, The Pinellas Youth Symphony and PYS chamber ensembles, comprised of tope musicians from the county and surrounding areas, will perform. Visit www.pysmusic.org.State of Maine Day On Saturday, March 2 there will be a State of Maine Day held at Fort Desoto Park, Tierra Verde at Shelter #5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch and chairs. No reservations are required. Call Brenda Wiley at 813-634-4766 or Sue Bemis at 813634-1010 with questions.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 11 Non-Prot Center Seeks Donations skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is seeking donations of the following items to enhance their activities program. Items of need include: nail polish and nail care supplies, CD players and CD music disks; watercolor, Paint by Numbers, cards, poker chips, board aames, Rummikub/Scrabble; large piece jigsaw puzzles (not over 25 pieces, please); large print crossword and word search puzzle books; poetry, short story books and large print Bibles; ribbons, large hole beads, glues and craft supplies; old year picture calendars and reminiscing picture books. The center is also taking donations of plastic Easter eggs. If you would like to donate to the residents activity program, please call Ruth Gruhn at 727-344-4608, or stop by and visit Boca Ciega Center on 1414 59th Street S. in Gulfport. Island Festival 2013 This years street fair Festival will serve as the kick off for Gulf Beaches Historical Museums 20th anniversary! On March 2nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Museum plays host once again to a celebration of island culture that can only be found in our south beach communities. they commemorate 20 years of all volunteer service to the community. Music by the Eckerd College Lifelong Learning Institutes New Horizons Band and the St. Pete Shanties who sing the songs that sailors, with a special Florida emphasis. The Florida Suncoast MG Car Club will show collectors cars. The car club, organized in 1980, is the most active British car club in the Tampa Bay area. Special character appearance by legendary hermit Silas Dent and walking tours led by costumed docents. See the new exhibit, a tribute to the now defunct St. Pete Beach Police Dept. and visit with friendly. Art, craft and treasure vendors, including the Museums own Treasure Table will be present. The Museum is located at 115 10th Ave., Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach. Always free admission. Call 727-552-1610 or visit www. gulfbeachesmuseum.com. Senior Veterans can get Free Wills Stetson University College of Law is partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for WWII, Korea and Vietnam War veterans and their spouses. Stetsons Center for Excellence in Elder Law and Veterans Law Institute will host a daylong program where volunteer attorneys from the Community Law Program will provide free wills and advance directives for WWII, Korea and Vietnam War veterans and their spouses. Light refreshments will be served. Appointments are required in advance. Event takes place on March 7, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Mann Lounge and Great Hall, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street S., Gulfport. Walk-in appointments are not permitted. To schedule an appointment, call 727-562-7393 by March 1.Car Wash, Rummage Sale to Help Ministry YNOT Ministries will be holding a rummage sale and car wash fundraiser on Saturday, March 2nd from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55th Street S. The car wash will be by donation only and rummage sale items will be as their ministry and help send their youth to camp in June. If you have any questions please contact Nick Harper at 727-418-7777.


12 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Whos Counting? The women of First United Methodist Church-Gulfport (located on the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St.) want you and your friends to join them for this birthday luncheon at noon on March 12th. Cost is just $5. They will celebrate all birthdays together at their Annual Birthday Party luncheon! They must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, 321-3620 (M-F, 9-noon) to make your reservations. Let them know before March 5th. Dispose of Hazardous Waste Got unwanted electronics or chemicals? Collect hazardous waste garage, and properly dispose of them at the upcoming mobile collection event on Saturday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Petersburg Home Depot, 2300 22nd Avenue N. (near I-275). Drive up and drop off your hazardous and unwanted electronics and chemicals! Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county households. Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemicals. Household electronics and chemicals such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics (e-waste) contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic. As for chemicals, the average household can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemicals around the home over time. For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring, or the permanent Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3), call 727464-7500 or visitwww.pinellascounty. org/utilities. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Reserve Spending Q: On what sorts of expenses does the charter allow council to spend the 25% reserves? A: By order of a previous city council, the city must keep 25% of the prior years budget in reserves for an authorized emergency, City Manager Jim OReilly says. For example, if the city budget is one million dollars this year, the city must keep $250,000 in reserves next year. So what constitutes an emergency? Gulfports code of ordinances, Section 311 (passed in 2003), says that council may make emergency appropriations to meet a pressing need for public expenditure, for other than a regular or recurring requirement, to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Furthermore, the council may only spend the money upon recommendation vote in favor of the expense. Right now, Gulfport has 41.4%, or $4,351,264, of last years budget in reserves. 25% of the current budget year translates to $2,526,340. Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! Color Makes it Pop! p p C C o o s s e e a a o o o o t t P P i i k k M M r r l l a a p p o o o o o o e e P P C C i i Color Display Advertising Starting at $6450


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 13 To Kill A Mockingbird Opens at City Theatre To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee opens at City Theatre on March 1st and will run through March 17th. Guest Director Erica Sutherlin brings a fresh, candid and gripping approach to the play adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel and Oscar winning movie. The City Theatre production is a rich tapestry that frankly addresses the issues of race and rape in depression era Alabama. It explores social injustice and the destruction of innocence, yet it does so with warmth, compassion and humor and gives the viewer one of the most enduring Atticus Finch. Seen through the eyes of Finchs 10 year old daughter Scout this play will move you, and inspire you. Its themes are a cry for tolerance and a cry for justice that are as relevant now as they were when the book was published in 1960. Show times are on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Call the Box 727-866-1973. Tickets are $22. Visit www.spcitytheatre.org. The theatre is located just off I-275 at 4025 31st Street S. in St. Petersburg. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg announces their schedule March: Painting & Working with Gourds, 10 a.m. Cost is $3.50 GCSP members, $4.50 guests. History of Tea and a Fashion Parade of Hats, 2 p.m. Reservations required by March 2nd, to L. Coerver, 2634 66 Terrace S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Donation check $25 payable to GCSP. They encourage you to bring your own favorite cup and saucer hats or gloves optional. Net proceeds support club projects including scholarships. house & celebration of new members, 1 p.m. Program Not your everyday plant auction, fun, entertaining, and an opportunity to bid on small and large plants for inside and outside. Net proceeds support club projects including scholarships. Public is invited. Herbs by Allen Cordell, hosted by Horticulture Committee. 9:30 coffee, 10 a.m. program. Public is invited. First Friday Flea and Pantry Donations First Friday is not only Art Walk, but you can start your day off with a Senior Center. The Center now is Friday of every month with the next one on Friday, March 1st from 9 a.m. while helping to support the Senior Center programs, events and other needed items. Donations of small items are always welcome. With this year going strong, please bring a canned good or two to the new bucket of love which will be located by the Flea market on March 1. This food goes into the Center pantry where local seniors who are less fortunate can get the assistance they need. For more information or to get involved call 727-893-2237. Junior Magic Basketball League The City of St. Pete Beach Recreation and AD Basketball has partnered with the NBA and Orlando Magic with its youth basketball program. The program offers two coed age divisions: Grades 3rd through 5th and Grades 6th through 8th. All participates will receive a Junior Magic Jersey, trophy, and a ticket to a Magic home game. The league will run from April to late June. Cost is $90 per athlete. Registration starts March 2nd at 10 a.m. at The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Visit www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.


14 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Seeking Volunteers for the Pinellas County Fair Do you love our beautiful city of Gulfport? Would you like the opportunity to talk about what our City has to offer? The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is gathering volunteers to represent the City of Gulfport at the Pinellas County Fair, March 20 -24. If you are an interested person wishing to volunteer your time, please sign up at the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 4926 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport, or call Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727-893-1118 for more information. Card Party to Benet Charities You are invited to join the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf Beaches, established in 1936, for their annual Card Party and luncheon on March 6th. The luncheon will be held at The Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf Blvd., N. Redington Beach. The cost is $23. Play cards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch at noon. For a reservation please call Ruth at 343-0223 by March 6th. All money collected will go to their two charities, Angels Against Abuse and Women in Transition. Please join them, as they help others in need. Garden Club Hosts High TeaThe Garden Club of St. Petersburg invites you to High Tea including a history of tea and a fashion parade of hats on Thursday, March 7th at 2 p.m. at 500 Sunset Drive S. (the corner of Park St. and 5th Ave. S.) in St. Petersburg. Reservations to Liz Coerver, 2634 66th Terrace S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Donation of $25. Checks to GCSP by March 2nd. They encourage you to bring your own favorite cup and saucer. Hats or gloves strictly optional. Lifeguard Certication Training Interested in becoming a Lifeguard? St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center will be offering training. Lifeguard training class is open to anyone 15 years and older. Class will be offered three times this spring: Session I March 9-21, Session II April 6-18, Session III May 4-16 at the St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is only $160 for St. Pete Beach residents and $180 nonresidents. Lifeguard. For more information call 727-363-9264 or visit www.spbrec. com.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 15 Shrimp Boil at Lions Club Their seventh ever Shrimp Boil is being set up for you on Friday, March 8th served by the Lions of Gulfport, at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive S. in Gulfport (right behind the Marina off 49th St. S.). Dinner will be served from 4-8 p.m. and open to the public. BYOB. Rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of fresh, peel and eat Gulf shrimp, homemade hushpuppies (check to see if they have any Barbaric Hushpuppies too) and cole slaw, baked beans, coffee and iced tea and desserts. A generous 1/2 lb. (weighed before cooking) serving for everyone and at a cost of $9 per person, you can bring the entire family. Additional shrimp can be purchased at $5 per 1/2 lb. Unfortunately, this is not an all you can eat dinner for a one time cost (as most of their events are) but well worth the price. Children under 10 years of age are half price. You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage BYOB (as they cannot sell beer or wine), as long as you share with the chefs. Plenty of tickets will be available at the door, or contact any of your Lion friends. This is a Gulfport Lions Activities Project, with all of the net proceeds generated to be allocated to their community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities and community sponsorships, ie: Little League, Scouts, Christmas Toy Shop, etc., as are all of their fundraiser projects ( Spaghetti Suppers; Pancake Breakfasts; Fish Fry etc.). Please make sure you are part of this popular annual social event. If you need directions call the Lions Den at 515-7509 the day of the event. Hope to see yall there! Wildlife Weekend Celebrate a weekend of wildlife and wildlands at St. Petersburgs ecological jewel, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve on March 9 and 10 located at 1101 Country Club Way S. Admission is free. Bring the family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to hop on a tram or take an Interpretive Walk to learn more about whats around you. Enjoy two activity-packed days of live music, food, kids crafts, live wildlife encounters, nature-related vendors, and more. Sponsored by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. For more information www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill. html or 727-893-7326.Community Band to Perform Concert Broadway and Ireland is the featured theme for the free concert presented by the South Pasadena Community Band on the evening of Wednesday, March 13th, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place and 106th Avenue. Director Max Millspaugh will lead the band with selections which include Jersey Boys, The Toy Trombone, selections from The Music Man, Flute Rag, Fantasia on an Irish Hymn and Ireland. Come join the band for this musical treat!


16 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Movie and Ice Cream Social Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch on Monday March 11th at Pinellas Recreation Center at 7625 59 Street in Pinellas Park. Join a group of fun loving singles 55+ from throughout Pinellas Park for a Pot Luck Lunch at 1:30 p.m. Come and see a great movie called Hope Springs and while watching the movie ice cream will be provided Do not stay home on Monday 11th. Bring a dish to share and $2 or come without a dish and bring $5. All Pinellas County 55+Singles are welcome! For additional information call Patricia Carta at 727-520-8797. MOWC to Meet meet for luncheon March 12, 2013 at Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be a fashion show by Patchingtons. Call 812-4868 for reservations. Public Safety Boating Class An ABS (All about Boating Safety) Class will be offered on Saturday, March 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 and the State of Florida bobber card. All materials are furnished for the student and you may take them with you after the class. We will break one hour for lunch and have several breaks during the day. For information and registration call 727-399-7986. iPad Classes at the Library Did you receive and iPad over the holidays and not quite sure how to use it? Sign up for our second Getting to know your iPad class Tuesday, March 19th from 1-3 p.m. Seating is limited to 15 spots so call and sign up today! For more information contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727-893-1074.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 17 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: You 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. The deadline to get on the brochure is Friday, March 8 at 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727893-1118 or email jshea@mygulfport. us. Town Shores Red Hatters Bunko will be held on Friday, March 8th in the clubhouse lounge at 12:45 p.m. Please bring your $2. They had a great breakfast meeting at the Fountains on February 13th. They discussed some future activities. These will be brought up at Bunko. They will be attending a Red Hat Premier showing of Is He Dead? (a comedy) at the Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater on April 3rd. Cost is $25 for a champagne/ wine reception and hors doeuvres which includes the cost of play. Reception is at 7 p.m. and the play begins at 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by March 8th. They have a bus for the evening at a cost of $10 per person (additional to play). The bus holds 30 persons, therefore, sign up is limited. Call Judy at 344-7558.


18 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club Things are not working out very well for the garden club. The tour of the Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village was rained out and the March trip to Warm Mineral Springs had to be canceled. The next meeting will be the annual Tea and Business meeting on April 11th at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center. Details to be provided later. West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting, on the second Thursday of the month, March 14th at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), 12175 125th Street N., Largo. A 7 p.m. Educational Class will be held with Bret Ullery on Dendrobiums. At 7:30 p.m. Paul Storm of Meke Aloha on Schombos 103; The Fascinating Variety of Schomburgkia Hybrids with the Same Parents. An orchid Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. For more information, please call 727 550-7993. This Weeks Solution


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 19 The Gabs We went to the soft opening of Saltys, Friday night. We asked local business leaders what the new bar will mean for downtown.Jeanne Kunkle, Stellas and Pacos Tacos co-owner: Its a fresh new look for Gulfport. Its going to draw a fresh new crowd, which can only be positive for everyone involved. Its great for the town; its great for everyone. Theyre great people. They Lori Rosso, Seabreeze Bed and Breakfast owner and Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce president: I think that it will bring in individuals who have not come to Gulfport recently, exposing us to a new clientele. Mike McCue, Domain gallery will bring a new type of customer to town. Angela Lagan, Beach Bazaar co-owner: This bar is going to bring a whole new aspect to the dog lovers of Gulfport. There is nothing better than good friends, cold beer and warm noses.


20 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces ofOrgan Recital at St. Vincents Ryan Hebert, Doctor of Musical 127 year old C.F. Durner Mechanical Action Tracker Pipe Organ on Palm Sunday, March 24th at 4 p.m. at St. Vincents Episcopal Church, 5441 Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Dr. Hebert, native of Louisiana, is Director of Choral Studies and University Organist at the University of Tampa. He directs three choral ensembles and teaches music theory at UT. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama, his Masters of Music from the University of Kansas and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Louisiana State University. He has played recitals in Europe and all over the U.S. He is a composer and a Member of the American Guild of Organists and is a Carillonneur and a member of that instruments North American Guild. Suggested donation is $10. Fashion Show and Lunch at St. Albans St. Albans Episcopal Church Women and their Corey Avenue Attic Shoppe are having a Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, March 9th at 11:30 a.m. in their Parish Hall located at 330 85th Ave, St. Pete Beach. Bring a salad to share! Beverage and dessert will be provided. 50/50 drawing. RSVP or questions? Call 727-360-8406.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 21 WorshipWorld Day of Prayer On Friday, March 1st, Church Women United will hold a World Day of Prayer service at Maximo Presbyterian Church located at 3200 58th Avenue S. The service starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Fun-draising for the Drama Ministry King of Peace MCC Drama Ministry presents a one man quick-change stage show on Saturday, March 16th at 7 p.m. Watch David Scarbie Mitchell evolve through seven characters and 11 costume changes without ever leaving the stage. The audience is able to see the whole process which is fast paced, set to music and sometimes hysterically out of control. At its most basic description, LipSchtick presents the life stories of two main characters; Scarbie, an aging showgirl with a personality disorder, and David, who recounts his journey of growing up gay in a loving and supportive family environment. The other character impersonations drift in and out the action adding comedy, song, and pathos to the poignant storytelling. Tickets are on sale now and cost $30 priority seating which includes a reception with David with wine and light hors doeuvres following the performance; $20 at the door; $15 advanced sale. Tickets are available at the front desk of King of Peace, 3150 Fifth Avenue N., St. Petersburg, Monday Thursday from 10 4 and Sundays following service in the social hall. Call 727323-5857.


22 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Natural History Speaker Series Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. and the City of St. Petersburg announce the next presentation in the Natural History Crested Caracara on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South in St. Petersburg. 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. 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. St. Pattys Day Party at the Senior Center How green can you go? Its the St. Patricks Day Party on Wednesday, March 13 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Theater Lobby and Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets are $5 worth of fun and includes entertainment, snacks and a free ticket for a special drawing. From 2-2:30 p.m., enjoy Irish music by seasoned tenor, Paul Fornatar at the dining area stage followed by musical entertainment by the Toonsters. Wear your St. Patricks green for the Luck of the Irish costume contest with prizes for the most decorated! Enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Gulfport Senior Center. For more information call 893-2237 or 893-1231. This event supports the Senior Center and its programs through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation.


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Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 25 Libraries, from front pageeither studying or reading or using their devices, Mather added. approved for these capital funds since 1992, Mather said, adding that he wasnt sure the city had asked for money since then. At the same meeting, PPLC awarded the city of St. Pete Beach $200,000 to expand and renovate the existing library. We have some preliminary says. Basically, it includes a new entrance, meeting rooms, restroom thats whats going to be added, and then the existing interior will be completely redone. The Seminole library also received $65,000. The East Lake library asked and did not receive approval. Some of the remaining fund balance went to countywide software to help enhance collections ($50,000) and developing a county-wide smartphone app ($38,000). Community Wellness Expo health at the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Community Wellness Expo Saturday, March 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willis S. John Recreation Center located at 6635 M.L. King Jr. Street N. Youll be inspired by educational wellness presentations with live healthy focus on health and wellness with valuable health information for all ages. Enjoy a family fun area with a prizes and much more. This is a free event sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation, Florida Central Credit Union, St. Petersburg College, United Healthcare, Walmart, and Northside Bikes. Contact Kim at 727-893-5994. For more information on exciting activities see www.stpeteparksrec. org.Introductory Digital Photography Workshop This workshop is designed to give the complete novice a solid understanding of their compact digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetimes exploration of photography. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, will be offering a Introductory Digital Photography Workshop on February 28th, March 28th, and April 25th from 6-9 p.m. The cost is only $10 per class. For more information or to register call 727-363-9245.St. Albans offers Pulled Pork BBQ The Men of St. Albans Episcopal Church, located at 330 85th Avenue in St. Pete Beach, invite the community to a Pulled Pork BBQ Supper on Saturday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. The meal consists of pulled pork, buns, baked beans, cole slaw and chips. It will be a fun event including drawings. Advance tickets are necessary and are available Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Call 360-8406. 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


26 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 By Holiday Mathis Even though Venus and Jupiter promise to bring interesting tension to the start of the week, relationship issues will be quickly and happily resolved. Tuesday through Friday brings smooth sailing -too smooth for some. If youre the type who likes to stir up trouble, its just the kind of lull that could bring out the rebel in you. Troublemaking, for some, is an irresistible part of human nature. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Hard work is positive as long as youre working toward something meaningful to you. If youre in a Cinderella situation -slaving amidst evil steprelatives -then your sweat and tears arent doing anyone any favors. Dont wait for the mice and birds to save you. Scram while you have a clean shot at the door. ARIES (March 21-April 19). The You wouldnt even tell your best friend what you were eating for breakfast, so why would you bother to broadcast it to the social networks week you do have something worth sharing, though, and your idea will spread because you share it well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Make yourself happy. Your happiness is important for many reasons. When youre happy, your compassion shines through. It doesnt matter what task you take on. From the menial to the intellectual or even heroic, everything you touch will hold the energy of your love. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Many senior citizens admit that of all the years they have lived, the memories of adolescence and early adulthood are the most vivid of all. A memory of what happened in your teenage years will strongly affect your experience this week. The past interesting ways. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Creativity will be an increasingly abundant resource for you as the week progresses. In the past, strong emotions increased your drive to express yourself, but this week, your productivity isnt related to the intensity of your mood. You simply want to create, and so you do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What everyone. This is good news -all the more for you to enjoy! And yet the pleasure may seem hollow unless you can share it with like-minded individuals. So youll put out sensors, hoping to connect with people with similar tastes. Thursday brings your VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Like kids on the playground, Venus and Jupiter seem intent on making you choose your loyalties this week. But youre not a child, and you have the in many different kinds of people and interactions. Not declaring your social alignments may be your best move to date. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People will try to sell to you, but youre just not buying. Youre not in the mood to be a true believer of any product or method. You prefer to combine offerings, taking the best from every source. Ever economical, youll use what applies to you and discard what doesnt. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You like a change you can look forward to -for instance, a new season or the mastery of a skill youve been working on. But unexpected change like you experience this week can be unsettling. Take it all in stride. This is for the best. You just need a beat to wrap your head around it, thats all. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People will ask you for help. You may be skeptical about whether they deserve or will appreciate your assistance. If you do help, it has to -because you know its the right thing to do. But if you have doubts, its better to hang back and evaluate the situation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you enter a new situation, its only natural to feel a little on edge. If you start dreaming up new requirements, thats a sure sign that youre letting insecurity get the best of you. Instead, agree to feel unsure, but assume you have what it takes to make it all work out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Conversation comes easily when you talk with people who are social and share some of your interests. But youll be in a position to work a little harder. Youll loosen up someone who is naturally reserved and bridge gaps between different generations and cultures. Youre a social wonder. This Week's Birthdays: The only joy to be had in some responsibilities is the pleasure and relief that comes from escaping them. A burden will be lifted in the next three weeks, and youll celebrate the new you yet again. Also, someone you meet this spring will wind up inspiring and altering your days. April is your chance at a prize. May launches you toward a new goal, perhaps having closeness of family and some very interesting professional options. 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


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 27 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntGet Ready to Save Yourself! Americans save on average 3.6 percent of their disposable income. This is not good, and a situation that has me wringing my hands with worry. The very concept of average leads me to believe that relatively few people are true savers -where they put aside at least 10 percent of their income, consistently, every month. For these people, it has become a habit. But given that the average savings is 3.6 percent, there has to be a lot more people saving zero percent than those saving 10 percent to reach that average. Saving zero percent means saving nothing! Not a single dollar. What are people thinking? Ill tell you what Im thinking: Its the cellphone bill. Now the biggest bill in many households outside of the mortgage payment. Its sucking the well dry. Its the modern-day version of crack. CTIA, the cellphone trade group, said in a report released in January that the average cellphone bill is $188 for a family of four. OK, so thats the average. That means some are paying $400 a month or more. Which begs the question: Has our addiction to electronic connectivity become such an obsession that were post to Facebook while maneuvering the drive-thru to pick up dinner? Just consider that your cellphone bill might be the place to start cutting back so you can free up some money to save. Last month, Everyday Cheapskate and Debt-Proof Living promoted the recent annual America Saves Week. I couldnt think of a better time to recommit to saving, and told anyone who would listen about the Feb. 25 to March 2 event. Whether readers needed to boost what they were doing time, my message was to just do it. If you missed this annual event, no worries. You can hold your own savings week. Visit AmericaSavesWeek. org, make sure you have a savings account open and ready to go, and learn how you can put your savings program on autopilot. One of the reasons you need to move to the fast track of saving is something a lot of us would rather not think about: retirement. Did you just wince in pain? I know the feeling! But the results of a survey at AmericaSavesWeek.org reveal what Ive long suspected: Having a even for lower-income families. Even when income is taken into account, those with a savings plan are much more likely to spend less than their income and save the difference, have adequate funds in an emergency account, and -among those not-yetretired -say they are saving enough for retirement. Remember, retirement is inevitable. But the earlier you get started, the better. And if its too late for you to start early, its still not too late to get started at all.


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34 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Free Job Training for Veterans Veterans transitioning to civilian employment often need help navigating the civilian job market. Now, for a limited time, Goodwills Suncoast Business Solutions can help. A free program, made possible by funding from JP Morgan Chase & Co., will help veterans gain the information, skills and assistance they The Veterans Civilian Workplace Initiative begins March 18. Seminars will be held at Goodwill IndustriesSuncoast headquarters, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. The Initiative consists of three seminars: Identify the skills developed in the military that may be applied to the civilian job market. Improve jobseeking skills and learn how to adapt to the cultural shift from the military to the civilian workplace. (NRF): Provides relevant customer service strategies ideal for the retail environment and leads to an NRF information on money, credit and debt management, budgeting and investments, for both preand postemployment. Upon completion of the program veterans will receive individualized placement assistance through agency. A limited number of slots are available, so interested veterans are encouraged to apply now by calling 727-577-6411. Literacy Festival in its Third Year The Third Annual James Weldon Johnson Literacy Festival will take place on Saturday, March 16th in the parkland behind the St. Petersburg James Weldon Johnson Branch Library located at 1059 18th Avenue S. and the adjacent Enoch Davis Center. The festival, run by the Friends of the Johnson Branch Library and co-sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg, celebrates the joy of reading and the importance of literacy to the African-American community. Admission is free and free books will be given to children of all ages. Beginning at 9 a.m., live entertainment will be featured as well as childrens activities including a puppet show, hula-hoope contest and presentations and demonstrations will take place and the festival will conclude at 4 p.m. with the annual Walk for Reading: a parade through the surrounding neighborhood. the library. For more information or to secure for vendors space at a cost of $25, contact Kevin Johnson at 727342-2235 or KevinJohnson5370@ yahoo.com.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 35 Suntan Art Center Turns 50 Suntan Art Center will kick-off its 51st year with a gala celebration, All That Art on March 16th. The event will take place at the historic Don Vista building, 3300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Suntan is a nonthat has grown in numbers from the founding 29 to nearly 300 members. For the past several years it has supported the city building it calls home, keeping it open for the community to enjoy. The evening festivities will include caricatures by noted artist Bruce Norris, a silent auction of fabulous local deals and artwork, door prizes and an exhibit from the collection of historical local photographs by longtime Tampa Bay editor and photographer, Bob Preston. Wonderful hors doeuvres and desserts from beach eateries will be enjoyed to jazz and oldies by the Phil Greek Panorama Band. It promises to be an evening of fabulous food, drink, and music to celebrate All That Art. Tickets are $50 per person and are available in limited numbers. Call 727-367-3818 or emailsuntanartcenter@verizon.net for details. Anchoring 101 Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Anchoring, a two hour class presented in one evening by the St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. This seminar explains how to select the appropriate anchor, rode and components and their use depending on sea and bottom conditions. Tables are used to determine the sizing of your anchor and its components based on the size of your boat. Materials include USPSs Anchoring Quick Guide and Students notes with copies of the presentation slides. This is an essential seminar for all boaters. Course will be held on Wednesday, March 20th from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.


36 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Women's Club Rocking with Babies The February meeting greeted Renatta Sumner, Volunteer Coordinator, from All Childrens Hospital. Members were interested in what is done and is available to help their rocking babies component, as well as their many volunteer opportunities. Renatta was very informative and encouraged anyone with a few hours to help this worthwhile cause. The meeting was chaired by Frances Vitale, who opted to go with a red and white theme for Februarys heart month, both Valentines and the Heart Association. Food was catered by Loris Tasteful Occasions and the offerings were scrumptious! Gulfport Womens Club is a volunteer, is to better serve the children and seniors of Gulfport. They encourage and welcome new members to join. Meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of each month from November to April. Anyone interested in joining, please call Joan (345-5443) or send a check for $25 made out to GWC, PO Box 531274, St. Petersburg, FL 33747 for an annual membership. All proceeds are given out as donations or grants to worthwhile organizations, our seniors and our local schools. The next meeting will be held on March 13th, at noon, at the Town Shores Auditorium. It will be the annual tea, so ladies bring your tea cups and book donations, wear a hat and have some fun. Pictured: Frances Vitale, FebruaryChairwoman and Renatta Sumner from All Childrens HospitalMOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be on March 15th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in 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. Womens Chamber to Raise Funds The St. Petersburg Womens Chamber of Commerce fundraiser (luncheon, fashion show, and bridge) Heels & Wheels will be held Thursday, March 21st at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The social hour will begin at 11 a.m with lunch to follow at noon. Proceeds for this event will go to the Downtown Waterfront Parks Foundation. Tickets are $50 per person. Call June Wedding at 727-289-7418.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 37 Award Winning Rehab With A View 1820 Shore Dr S. South Pasadena, FL 33707 Dolphins View offers individually tailored rehabilitation programs. From hip replacements to general weakness, let Dolphins View be your stepping stone home. eek erm Rehabilitatio n THEHEAL TH & REHAB CENTER at New Patterns for Faith Retired? Congratulations! There is a freedom in retirement a freedom to set ones own schedule, a freedom to travel and experience the world in a new way. Many retire from occupations, but embrace life in a new way. Are you retired from faith as well? Probably not. However, people often look at the church and see an institution that requires certain kinds of obligations. The church expects people to serve on committees and to support the churchs institutional life. Who has the time or interest in plugging into the static life of the church that makes demands and leaves little room for the freedom that retirement brings? So, how does one live faith in retired years, faith that is vital, engaging, and exciting? Gulfport Presbyterian Church would like to explore that question with folks. They invite you to come explore with them at a luncheon on Thursday, March 14th, in the fellowship hall of Gulfport Presbyterian Church, 5313 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. and they will be done at 1 p.m. Reservations would be appreciated so that they can plan, but they are not required. You may reserve by phone at 321-8086. Free Passover at Beth-El Shalom Watch the Passover seder come alive. Come learn the meaning of each of the Passover food items and ceremonies. They will have a full service with all the food items to taste such as the matzah, charoset, maror, etc., everything except a dinner. Come and enjoy this special time with them for a Passover service on Tuesday, March 26th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic congregation is located at 1701 29th Avenue N. (at the corner of 17th St.) in St. Petersburg. All are welcome. Free admission, limited seating. Pre-registration is necessary. Call 345-7777 or visit www. Jewishheritage.net.


38 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Welcome to the Mayor Mike Rec Center!Mayor Mike takes a proud moment to view the newly renamed Recreation Center sign. Missed the ceremony? Read the Gabber online at TheGabber.com and look for the link. To honor its long-serving mayor, Gulfport renamed its recreation center the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex Saturday morning. Mayor Mike Yakes, called Mayor Mike by many, spent the past three decades of (1986 1991) then as longest-seated mayor in Pinellas (1991 2013). He will voluntarily step down next month. When you have somebody serving in a city that is 102 years old and they served for a quarter of that time, that person has put in their time of service, Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, who of almost 200 people in attendance. Lori Rosso, the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce president, told Mayor Mike, In a City where we celebrate everything but water bill day, today we celebrate your contributions to Gulfport. (Read Ms. Rossos full speech online at TheGabber.com). Former city manager Bob Lee presented a resolution from the Florida League of Cities honoring Mayor Mike. He said he had initially asked for a resolution comparing the mayor to Dale Earnhardt, but joked that apparently they had a few Jeff Gordon fans on the board of directors. Dr. Lee called Mayor Mike a tireless advocate for the city and its programs. The mayors daughter, Dominique, also spoke. Growing up, I was often asked, Whats it like being the mayors daughter?, she said. Well, it meant not having many boyfriends in high school because they were too afraid to date the mayors daughter. It meant waking up at the crack of dawn every weekend to a ringing phone with calls about missed garbage pickups, zoning controversies and re-election campaigns. And let me just tell you, I spent a weekend or two in my youth However, she said, the hardest part about growing up as the mayors daughter was hearing any criticism about my dad. But whether you think he did great things, not so great things, or youre simply indifferent, no one can argue that hes leaving a wonderful legacy here in this city which he loves, from the controversial zoning and protection of this very recreation center were standing in... to cleaning up Osgood Point, where he grew up the Art District today, and much, much more. The list of his legacy is long. Finally, Mayor Mike spoke. In 1986 my family and I decided maybe we could make a difference, maybe we could make a change, he said. He told the crowd one of the keys to success was you need to believe in your people. I never felt I was elected to think for you, he told them but represent you. Water uoridation Begins March 1 March 1st for Pinellas County water customers as well as customers of Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. The to 0.7 parts per milliona level recommended for optimal dental health. The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved the occurrences of tooth decay. Water for Disease Control and the Surgeon General as one of the top ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that if not recommended. Any questions should be directed to your health care provider. Pinellas Countys water supply is already in place. The annual cost for chemicals, equipment, maintenance and repair will be absorbed into current operating costsan average of 25 cents per person per year and will not require a water rate increase. For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 39 Excerpts heard at the Fewbruary 26, 2013Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes I brought chips. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, who brought corn chips, salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip from her new restaurant, Pacos Tacos My time before this was in Ybor, and this is the closest Ive come to Ybor. Owen Pach, about Gulfport I think its funny Bob says theyve been asking me to get prices together... I never saw that before! Art Padula, who referred to the three-dimensional model of the proposed outdoor amphitheatre. Mr. Padula is getting prices on building a theatre. I love the concept of creating something thats really outstanding for the city. At the same time, weve been subsidizing our Casino, the Hickman Theatre ... in fact, weve gotten a lot of grief from some of the people out here for subsidizing [those venues] Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who praised the idea but expressed her questions the current public art space like the Casino and the Catherine Hickman Theatre, and the proper use of the property as a recreation center. A quote: just because theres noise laws in Gulfport doesnt mean everyone has to be super quiet. They ask your name and say they cannot initiate action without your name. Bill Essilonis, who complained that calling the county dispatch for nonemergencies resulted in people either taking action into their own hands, not calling in concerns, and preventing the public from assisting the police department in proactive policing. The mayor allotted him extra time to speak and City Manager Jim OReilly said he would meet with the police chief about these concerns. Lord knows, if I buy one more wing from OMaddys, I may become one. David McCullough, about the Gulfport Pirates and their impact on the local economy Unlike the three gentlemen up there, I am a combat veteran. Each day that I negotiate the Ward Four crime corridor, I see this rag it has been for months, in front of a public building. Its shredded, with no lights. Thats an embarrassment, and thats what people see when they enter the city through that very busy corridor. You really ought to be embarrassed; its the only ward thats had almost a quarter of century of two representatives and we have a lot of city employees cruising around all day, and this is what you got. Some things confuse me. This government confuses me. I have been absent from this government for a long time. I never know what Ms. Salustris going to refer to me as, whether it be mindless idiot, one of the seagulls she congratulates you for closing down in public session, or a cherrycrusted nutbar, or some other little token comment. Heres some items for you. The items are direct quotes from the Gabber, which everybody knows speaks the truth, and theyre from the forum at Town Shores, one of which talks about welcoming public comment, although Ive been shut down by the same person for simply mentioning the name of a councilmember, which is not appropriate here, or hypocritical. Also that same councilmember, a reported environmentalist, says theres no toxins in Clam Bayou. And, oddly, I gave him a copy of this report, which he rejected, which lists 23 limits in the bayou, that hasnt changed. Theres also a letter in here from the esteemed scientist and toxicologist Michele King, which says, and I quote, Does anybody care about signs warning the public?, that This could ruin property values in the Marina District, Who wants to live next to a toxic dump? Thank you, Michele. The other thing Id like to comment on is that I received an election brochure. And I think its sad that the legacy of this council will be the condition of 49th Street and Clam Bayou and operation by denial, deceit and delay is not really the hallmark of it. I am glad, however, that those who aspire found a barbershop and a clothing store. Thank you very much. Al Davis Thank you. Mayor Mike Yakes, to Mr. Davis. Lets go. Al Davis, as he left the dais, to his wife. Mayor, point of order. That sounds kind of out of line. Are we Does standard comments that we allow here? Councilman Dan Liedtke, after Mr. Davis left the dais Id like to address some of the public comments. When youre closing out your public session with sarcastic personal attacks, and then you walk away from the podium, theres no repercussions for that. I think we need to have some kind of policy or procedure in place to where, if you commit that kind of an act, youre not free to come here and speak for a little while or something. I dont know if we have any policies or procedures in place for that, but I dont want to see a pattern where that occurs like it did tonight ... That was not appropriate, and it didnt really help anybody in this city. Councilman Dan Liedtke


40 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Musical fun at the Gulfport Library Looking for something to do with the kids during spring break? Join them for an afternoon of music and fun on Thursday, March 28th at 3:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library as they welcome the Gulfport Chamber Players. This is a great opportunity for children to experience a mini symphony at the library! Contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1074.Learn How to Use Your Marine Radio VHF radio is the mainstay of coastal communication and essential for emergency communications. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is rapidly becoming a reality as more Coast Guard Rescue 21 System operations go live. This seminar explains basic VHF operation. A CD is included with a DSC Simulator that allows you to practice on your computer at home. The handy, waterproof, McGraw-Hill Captains Quick Guide Using VHF is included with essential information that you should have aboard. Course will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.Toddler Story Time Check out Toddler Story time at Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and you can meet other caregivers in the community! For more information contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us.Attention Teens! community service hours for school or for a scholarship? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and your community service requirement. Contact Cailey at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 727-893-1074.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 41 We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING Tell them what You Think Got two minutes to help shape the future of Pinellas County? Residents can take a brief online survey to share their vision about what is good and what needs improvement in Pinellas County. How do peoples priorities align with present realities? What do years? As the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners continues to set a strategic direction for the community, feedback from the survey will help set priorities that align with the vision of the citizens they serve. Citizens can take the survey from through 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. The survey has gone mobile this year and is accessible at www.pinellascounty. org/mobile. The survey can also be found on the Pinellas County website at www.pinellascounty.org. Another opportunity to offer feedback and interact with the county commissioners is coming up on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30-8 p.m., when the Pinellas County 2014 Budget Community Forum is held at the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College in the Digitorium. An open house and residents a chance to talk about budget issues and the future of the community. 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 winter schedule of luncheons are one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays menu is soup, koldunai (little meat 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. Also on Thursday, March 21st before lunch at 12 p.m. the club will have an Easter Holiday Craft and Bakery Sale. There will be Lithuanian amber jewelry and unique crafts and the ladies will be selling some of their favorite baked goods. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.


42 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary From its very beginning, in 1913, in the original church located on 10th Ave. in Pass-A-Grille to its present location on 16th Ave., the members of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church have created a legacy of faithful service. That legacy has grown through 100 years of wars, technological changes and continues today. In 2012 PAGBCC earned the status of Global Mission Church for its mission work here and abroad. The middle school, high school, college and adult mission groups have served in Haiti and Latin American countries as well as providing physical and spiritual support to disaster victims in the U.S. Locally, the members support the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Pinellas Hope, Habitat for Humanity, and the Good Samaritan Mission. Over the past few years, the Piecemakers ministry made and donated over 400 blankets to the neo-natal unit of All Childrens Hospital. On March 31, many will participate in the CROP Walk which raises awareness and provides food for the homeless. The members continue to provide Christmas gifts to children and families experiencing educational scholarships. Youth groups are a priority with the congregation; the active and growing middle and high school youth groups welcome all young people from the community. The congregation notes the above not out of pride but with the prayerful hope it will inspire people of all ages who are looking for a way and a place to serve. As the Centennial Celebration year draws to a conclusion, the congregation invites the community to join them on Celebration Sunday, March 17th at 10 a.m. The renowned Florida Brass Quintet will join the churchs Bell and Chancel Choirs in making this a memorable celebration. On Saturday, March 16th, all are invited to attend the Centennial Anniversary Banquet at the Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club. Please for information on the banquet. Whether you are a permanent or seasonal resident, young adult or retiree, you are welcome at Pass-AGrille Beach Community Church an alive and active church family. There you will experience a contagious commitment to spiritual growth, share in the fellowship of people who serve with hope, joy and love and hear a message that will stimulate and challenge your mind and heart. Services are held every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. (contemporary) with a traditional service at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided at both services. The 100 years and prays it may continue to leave a legacy of serving God and the world community for the next 100 plus years. For more information on church activities, please contact the church www.pagchurch.org. The Pass-AGrille Beach Community Church is located at 107 16th Ave. in St. Pete Beach. Chair Yoga Class Chair yoga with Joyce is a slow and easy, but challenging workout that accommodates people with physical limitations. In chair yoga the movements, based on traditional Hatha yoga postures are done seated or standing supported by a chair, so almost anyone can participate. Classes meet on Fridays at 10 a.m. at Gulfport Recreation Center. The cost is $7 per class. Call 345-0679.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 43 Get your Pass-a-Grille Home Tour Tickets Tickets for the 16th Annual PassA-Grille Womans Club Home Tour on March 23rd are now available. The tour has sold out the last several years, so organizers are stressing the need to get tickets early. The tour is open from 1-5 p.m. and homes, the Suntan Art Center, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum and the PAGWC Clubhouse. Listen and learn from local artists and resident historians and eat and shop at local establishments with special deals. Free parking and shuttles are available and the tour goes on rain or shine. For more information, visit www. pagwc.com or call 727-362-8041. Tai Chi for Arthritis Moves to Library Beginning Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m., the Tai Chi for Arthritis class is moving to the Gulfport Library. Classes will continue every Thursday at the Senior Center until the move to the Library. Tennis Clinics The Gulfport Recreation Center offers off site tennis classes taught by Jack Carey Jr. at Chase Park, (corner of 53rd St. S. & 27th Ave. S.). On Tuesday, Jack teaches Quick Start Tennis for kids 10 and under 5-6 p.m. and Intermediate Adult from 6-7 p.m. On Thursdays, Jack teaches Point Playing juniors from 5-6 p.m. For more information contact Jack at 727280-4276, jack@beachtobaytennis. com or check out his website at www. beachtobaytennis.com. 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.Polish American Society The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) will hold their next dance on March 3rd. Doors open at 1 p.m.; bar is open at 1:30 p.m. Dinner is from 2-3:30 p.m. and costs $7. Dancing is from 3-6 p.m. to Florida Honky and costs $5 for members and $7 for guests. Become a member. Please RSVP for dinner; 3-course meal will be served. 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.


44 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Moving People Around PinellasI'm not a big fan of so-called light rail and much less of a fan of high speed rail unless the latter really does mean sustained high speed over a long distance kind of like airplanes do. That, of course, is part of the problem. Rail is reaching originally replaced the even more Over time, railroads gave way to the of the car. There are exceptions, of course: the eastern seaboard megapolis rail transit systems and the nostalgic movement to preserve some railroads through the enormously expensive However, these as well as all the other public transit systems in the country are subsidized by the taxpayers. None makes money nor recovers, directly, the capital investment required to start them and keep them going. They do, however, serve a public service. In congested areas they move people about relatively fast and (don't look too closely in New York City, Washington, D. C. or Los Angeles). All those cities also have extensive automobile taxi services as higher cost alternatives. But, the systems are the biggest assist to people who can't afford to own, park or house a car. A car, at a minimum costs $4,000 to $8,000 to own. That's the trade-off. Sell your car and you'll probably be dollars ahead if you use public transportation (including cabs) and aren't too worried about time. So, it really comes down to money and time. What does this have to do with Pinellas County? In 2014 voters are likely going to be asked to approve a one-per cent sales tax increase to help fund a more full developed public transit system as well as a 24 mile light rail line from downtown Clearwater to downtown St. Petersburg or vice-versa if you're tax would replace the transit tax now applied to the property tax. That now is .7305 mills. The difference is that Pinellas County is not only the smallest county, but is the most densely populated. Those two factors make a difference, at least in my mind. It makes the operation more viable although it will always have to be subsidized by the taxpayers and that's whether or not the operation pit, as some have. Also, the transit system has an increasing ridership. What Pinellas voters have to decide is how much do they want and need a better, improved (more buses, more stops) system and what they're willing to pay for it. The proposal now is the one per cent sales tax. The light rail plan is straightforward here to there in 16 stops and in about one hour through a heavily congested area. It would also use some existing tracks of CSX. It still won't be very But, it can't make 90 degree turns, either. As for visions of people using the system to go night club hopping at all hours of the night, it's better to focus on the more utilitarian tasks of moving people to and from work and meeting everyday individual needs that include other kinds of recreational activity. However, don't expect much less just isn't going to happen. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 45 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Legion Family Mtg.6pm Check 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


46 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Players Need 60s Clothing! The Gulfport Community Players have just started rehearsals for a comedy entitled, A Flea in Her Ear. Its a fast-paced comedy that requires lots of 60s clothing. They need donations of both mens and womens clothing from that period, no matter what the condition. Clothing from the 60s might include Nehru suits, mini skirts, geometric pop art prints, Jackie Kennedy-style suits, pillbox hats, etc. These are just a few of the types of 60s clothing they could use for this play. If you have such clothing and are willing to donate (not rent or lend) that clothing to the Players, please call the Players president, Eileen Navarro at 727-289-6531. She would be happy to go pick the clothing up (if you have a plentiful amount), or she can make arrangements for you to drop the clothing off at their Back Door Theater, 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. All 60s mens and womens clothing donated would be appreciated by the Players. Tutor Volunteers Needed The Literacy Council of St. Petersburg Adults to Read, Changing Lives Forever. They have been serving adult learners in Pinellas County since 1968. Become a tutor today. No experience needed, they train you. Visit www.stpetereads.com or call 727-521-1117. Tutoring is provided to any adult reading at or below the eighth grade level. We also provide pre-GED and math help. Refer a student today! Thrift Shop Sale First United Methodist Church Gulfport Thrift Shop announces their prices on all of their winter clothing. Its a grand chance to get some newto-you, warm things to wear when you travel north for Easter, or for other family events. Or, get ready for next years winter weather now! They love their return customers. They return because of all the clean, useful, thrifty items they share with you. If you havent stepped inside yet, this is a great month to check them out on Friday and Saturday from 9-12 noon. They are located on 53rd St. S. near 28th Ave. S. See you Friday or Saturday! Do you Speak Spanish? Conversational Spanish is at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Classes are on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information please contact the instructor at 727482-2125 or email her at tutoring@ conversationalspanishnow.com. Please visit the website at www. conversationalspanishnow.com. Chito Ryu Karate Sensei Diane Konstantinovic has been teaching classes at the Gulfport Recreation Center for over 20 years. Chito Ryu is a traditional Japanese martial art. In these classes you will learn self-defense, focus and selfdiscipline, conditioning, exercise regiments, the Kata Art form and weapons training. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. with advanced students staying until 8:30 p.m. Classes are $40 per month. For more information, contact Diane at 727-459-1399 Genealogy Class Do you want to learn more about your family tree? Every second Friday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center, instructor Kay Boatwright will assist you in researching your family history. Learn where your ancestors come from and what of the spelling of your surname and how to build a family tree. You must be a Senior Center member to attend this free class. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 47 Scotsman Zumba Class Now on Tuesdays Scotsman Fitness at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., will now be offering a Tuesday evening Zumba class. Zumba is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes will be Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 p.m. The cost is $6 per class. Please contact Rachel (instructor) at 727-748-6612S or Scotsman Fitness is located at


48 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Local ObituariesDARRER, MARY ANN, 65, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on Feb. 12, 2013 in St. Petersburg. She was born on Nov. 22, 1947 at home in Fultonham, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Millie (Racioppi) Darrer. She moved to Florida in 1996. She attended the PARC workshop in St. Petersburg, until recently. Mary Ann was affectionate and loving. She and our hearts with fond memories. She will be missed. She is survived by her sister, Carol (William) Belsky of St Pete Beach; many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, George Darrer; her sister, Evelyn Nelson. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Burial at the family plot will take place at a later date at the Middleburgh Cemetery in Middleburgh, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Parc, 3190 Tyrone Blvd. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Visit online guest book at www.pfh-co.com. HAINES, HARVEY "MIKE", 59, Feb. 5, 1954 to Feb. 17, 2013. Born in St. Petersburg and lived in Gulfport. Survived by wife: Louise "Goody" Haines; brother: Patrick Haines of St. Petersburg; brother: Robert and sister-in-law, Betty Haines of Lake Wales; there are also children, grandchildren and a new great-grandson that love their "Poppy Mike". Memorial service to be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3rd, at Hibiscus Hall, 7047 Sunset Dr. S., South Pasadena. http://www. mellowmelodies.com/. MCCARTHY, MARION T., 90, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Feb. 13, 2013. Survived by loving family and friends. Guestbook at davidcgross. com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. M C I LRATH JOANNE, 69, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, Providence, RI and Gulfport, FL died surrounded by her children at home, on February 14th. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Margaret (Dixon) and Robert McIlrath. She is survived by three children and their families: Carolyn (Powers), Barry and Jack Kohler of Montreal, Jill, Duc, Alexander Powers of RI, and Daniel, Jennifer (Toland), Ryan and Matthew Powers of MA; a brother Bruce (Mac) McIlrath of Pittsburgh, PA and two nephews Bradley and Scott McIlrath. A memorial service will be held on March 16, 2013, 11 a.m. at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, St. Pete Beach, FL. In lieu of to Suncoast Hospice or the charity of your choice. QUINLAN, JOHN H., 89 of St. Pete Beach passed away Feb. 17, 2013. He was born in Wales, a retired meteorologist for the Federal Government. Survived by his loving family: his wife, Rosemary; sons, Jack, Alan; daughter, Jone; stepdaughters, Nancy, Amy; stepson, John; grandchildren, Sean, Jessica, John, Eli, Michael, Christopher, Amanda, Alyxandra, Madolyn and John; brothers, Alan and Frederick. In to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760. National Cremation Clearwater. SCHUMACHER, THOMAS R., 89, of South Pasadena, passed on Feb. 21, 2013, peacefully at his home, and predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn. Survivors include his daughter, Lynn Schumacher and her husband, Ed Montilla; his sister, LaVerne Wise and husband, Al; nephews, Bill Schumacher, John, Bart and Bruce Wise; and dear friends, Mary Strickland and her son, Vernon. Tom taught accounting at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, IL, before retiring to Florida in 1988. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed golf, baseball, and traveling. He will be remembered for memory will burn brightly in our hearts forever. Services will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg on Friday, March 1st, at 10 a.m. 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 49 Congrats on 50 Years! Lawrence Konrad and Robert Pope celebrate 50 years together on February 23, having met in Daytona Beach in 1963. They moved to Pinellas County in 1968 while Bob was completing Law School at Stetson. They were residences of Town Shores for 12 years. Both are now retired. A reception to honor them and those who helped them along the way will be held at 3 p.m. on March 3rd in the social hall at King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, 3051 Fifth Avenue N.in St. Petersburg. All are invited to attend. Featuring Double-Decker Red Wine from CaliforniaDouble-Decker wine is a proprietary blend of red wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Barbera. The grapes were harvested from select estate vineyards in the Central Coast appellation, whose topography, soils and climate provide optimal growing conditions for these varietals. Double-Decker is a an exciting blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Barbera to create an adventurously robust yet smooth red wine with This wine is great for sipping and perfect for BBQs. Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years.


50 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 2/15 Noise23rd Ave. & York St. S. Juvenile Trouble2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Hit & Run2200 Blk York St. S. Hit & Run52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence2900 Blk 49th St. S. Missing Juvenile3000 Blk 52nd St. S. Keep the Peace6200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Saturday 2/16 Drug Call5200 Blk 30th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2200 Blk 51st St. S. Domestic1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Hit & Run5200 Blk 30th Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Vandalism5500 Blk 20th Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Animal Call3100 Blk Miriam St. S. Juvenile Trouble2000 Blk 49th St. S. Person Under Inuence1600 Blk 58th St. S. Sunday 2/17 Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Burglary2500 Blk 49th St. S. Keep the Peace2100 Blk 56th St. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Theft2600 Blk 59th St. S. Monday 2/18 Shots Fired (Heard)5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. DUI2600 Blk 45th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Keep the Peace1900 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1200 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Keep the Peace2600 Blk 54th St. S. Tuesday 2/19 Burglary1900 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal Call6200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Animal Call54th Ave. & 18th Ave. S. Animal Call57th St. & 21st Ave. S. Information5700 Blk 18th Ave. S. Civil Matter4900 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft5000 Blk 10th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk 18th Ave. S. Domestic5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Civil Matter4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Animal Call58th St. & 27th Ave. S. Wednesday 2/20 Burglary1900 Blk 51st St. S. Civil Matter4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary1700 Blk 57th St. S. Keep the Peace6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Drug Call5100 Blk 30th Ave. S. Theft5800 Blk 20th Ave. S. Vandalism4900 Blk 9th Ave. S. Animal Call2500 Blk 51st Way S. Domestic5000 Blk 27th Ave. S. Animal Call16th Ave. & 52nd St. S. RobberyJersey Ave. & 54th St. S. Panhandling1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 54th St. S. Thursday 2/21 Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Animal Call2400 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk 20th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble2000 Blk 49th St. S.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 51 Try your hand at Sudoku 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Vi Contact Lens Specialists e l Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED 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: 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. 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. 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 Marchs program includes: Powering Your Boat March 5, Knots March 12, Weather March 19, and Your Boats Radio March 26. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.


52 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Living Trust? A Living Trust is created while you are alive. The use of Living Trusts has been effective for maintaining personal privacy and control outside of the court system. A Living Trust is also very useful for reducing estate taxes and for probate avoidance. LIVING TRUST BASICS A separate legal entity is created upon the formation of a Living Trust. This entity can own and hold both real estate and personal property. Every Living Trust has a Settlor or A basic understanding of what these terms mean is important to understanding how Living Trusts work and how they are different from other types of trusts. WHO IS THE SETTLOR OF THE TRUST? The Settlor of a Living Trust establishes the Living Trust and signs the document creating the Living Trust. The Settlor controls what the Living Trust says and does. Living Trusts are revocable, that is, the Settlor can change or cancel a Living Trust at any time in her/his discretion. A Settlor is sometimes also referred to as the Grantor of the Living Trust. When you set up a Living Trust, you are considered to be the Settlor or Grantor. WHO IS THE TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST? A Trustee of a Living Trust manages the trust assets. When a Living Trust is created, assets should then be transferred into the trust. Decisions concerning what property to buy, sell, mortgage, transfer or lease are made by a Trustee. The Trustee has a special duty to means is that the Trustee has a legal obligation to perform her/his duties properly and in accordance with the law while keeping the best interests Living Trust, you act as your own Trustee as long as you are able to or desire to act in this capacity. Upon you death or disability, a Successor Trustee will take over management of the trust assets. WHO IS THE BENEFICIARY OF THE TRUST? in the trust. Income and earnings used for any other purpose. You will Living Trust. Upon your death, the people you have named (normally family members) will become the Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have please consult an attorney. 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 VD A T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 53 Carolyn Boston and Helen Laberge and their husbands recently cruised the Western Caribbean with the Gabber. Wednesday Morning Yoga Yoga with Valerie on Wednesday mornings is at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Class starts at 9 a.m. and cost is $10 a class. Class suitable for all levels, yoga meets you where you are at. For more information call Valerie at 727-557-4258 or go to her websiteyoga mat and a bottle of water. Wednesday Evening Yoga Yoga with Tamara on Wednesday evenings is at the Gulfport Recreation Center. The class focus is gentle Hatha yoga, breathing techniques and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. and cost is $10 a class. Call Tamara at 727-512-2763 or email her at tharte@ tampabay.rr.com. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Walking Club Returns The Gulfport Walking club meets on Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and departs by 9 a.m. through March. Their walking adventures take them to many of Pinellas Counties beautiful parks. It is a walk at your own miles. They return before 12:30 p.m. The bus fee for each trip is $2. Call 893-1079 for further information. New Instructor for Stretching Class Stretching for seniors will be receiving a new instructor from the Boca Ciega Center in March. This class will restart on Tuesday, March 5th in the Theater Lobby area at 5501 27th Ave. S. You must be registered with the Senior Center to enjoy this free class. Stretch and Tone Stretch and Tone is at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Come check out this fun class full of great people led by Jean. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. The fee will be $3 for each class. Bring mat and light weights. Please call Jean at 727-302-1016 for questions.


54 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 The Dogs of Get Rescued Last Saturday, the annual pet rescue extravaganza, Get Rescued, took over downtown Gulfport. We stopped pet owners and asked them to tell us the story of their furry companions rescue.Owners found Riley, a long hair dachshund, wandering streets by the Gandy bridge. Riley was thin but microchipped, and in such bad shape the vet told me to quit looking for Rileys former owners. Today, Riley enjoys life with two other doxies. Lilly, 6, is the middle child of three chihuahua rescues. Her older sister, Beatrice is 13, and her younger chi-buddy, Bind, is two. They all wear the sporty glasses. Pistachia, 7, was an owner surrender to Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE), one of two dachshund rescues at Get Rescued. Pistachia also posed for the DARE calendar. Renny, a morkie, (thats what happens when a maltese and a yorkie fall in love), is a one-year old boy whose new owners heard barking at a Renaissance Festival tent. They discovered Renny was living in a tent with a carnie and other puppies in Pinellas Park and decided to give him real walls and a forever home. Hannahs owner rescued her from a puppy mill in West Virginia. The Humane Society closed down the puppy mill, which had over 1,000 dachshunds, and Hannah spent the rst year of her life living in a cage with ve other dogs. She had never before walked on grass when she came to her forever home Gulfport. Since then shes appeared in the Gabber dressed as a peacock for Halloween and, most recently, as a ight attendant. Shes not letting the notoriety go to her head, though, and here she posed for us as everyday Hannah. Azalea Rec offers Pottery Classes Bring your imagination and inspiration to the Azalea Recreation Center and clay with Janet Corrigan, a local acclaimed artist with over 40 years experience. Classes are offered Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd Street N. Skills taught in the class consist of hand-building and learning to throw using a potters wheel. Cost is $25 or $35 per month, supplies if needed and $15 annual or $12.50 monthly ADVANTAGE Member fee. Fees include instruction, clay and glazing. Beginners are welcome. Sponsored by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. Call 893-7150 for more information and check out other exciting activities at www. stpeteparksrec.org. Therapy Dogs Maya and Bobbie Mosher are registered with the therapy animal program called Delta Society/Pet Partners established 35 years ago. To learn more about volunteering with your pet, visit www.petpartners.org. Maya currently visits All Childrens Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and an ALF. In addition to being a therapy dog, Maya is registered with Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) and volunteers are three libraries and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School with the READing Paws web site is www.READingPaws.org. The mission of the READ program, introduced in November of 1999 by Intermountain Therapy Animals, is to improve the literacy skills of children in a unique approach employing a classic concept: reading with a dog. The READ program utilizes registered therapy dogs who have been trained and testing for health, safety, skills an temperament.. Today, thousands of registered R.E.A.D. teams work throughout the United States and Canada.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 55 Naked LadiesNot so many years ago, the Gulfport Community Players produced a nude calendar as a fundraiser: Backstage Babes. Every woman was artfully covered, sure, but it was still a bunch of naked ladies, and even though they were well-past Playboy centerfold age, the calendars didnt exactly gather dust on a shelf. People bought it. Some, I imagine, because they were family and friends, some to support the theatre group, and others because... well, a naked lady is still a naked lady, even if she aint 19 and 90 pounds. I proudly posed as Miss October. Not proud because I hold any illusions about how I look naked, but proud because I thought the calendar was sheer genius. The Gulfport Players, Navarro (who, coincidentally, cajoled and corralled almost every female volunteer into posing), have creatively found funding and donations to buy their own rehearsal hall and pay for regular performance space in the city theatre. The calendar didnt fund all that credit goes in no small part to a generous donation from former councilwoman Dawn Fisher but Eileens shrewd fundraising didnt hurt, either. The problem is, not every worthwhile group has a pack of ladies willing to take their clothes off. At least, not for charity. One of my very favorites, the Gulfport Historical Society, needs help like you wouldnt believe. Theyre kind of limping along, not doing all sorts of cool things that they could be doing. I asked them why, and I received a straightforward answer: the volunteer base is dwindling as the volunteers die. Also, they could use money. Apparently we myself included all like to talk a lot about our reverence for history and our respect for our past, but, it seems, when it comes to putting our money and feet where our mouths are, thats where it ends: with talk. Im the worst offender. Ten years ago I volunteered with the Gulfport Community Players, but eventually that dwindled to nothing but memories. Ive taken photos over the years of every community group we have, I think, but work for free and love of community? Thats another story. Im disappointed in all of us, myself included. As a teenager, my mom drove me to the library to volunteer and later to the hospital to do the same. I was raised that you give something back without expecting a paycheck. As an adult, Im ashamed to say I lost the message. Which brings me back to the Gulfport Historical Society. They used to have these great dances every year, right about this time, I believe, and every dance had a theme relating to a certain decade. I asked them why they stopped doing the other sort of dances. Turns out that those dances? Yeah, they were a lot of work, and the Societys skeleton crew has a lot on their plate already. They need bodies to keep going, and it seems that the younger generation my generation? well, were not exactly doing much of anything, certainly not arranging a themed dance. Except two ladies for political reasons, it isnt important who right now have arranged to hold a dance Friday (look for them on Facebook as Friends of the Gulfport Groove), charge a minimal cover ($5 in advance or $6 at the door) and give all the proceeds to the Gulfport Historical Society. Its not a decade themed dance like the Society used to hold, but its still a fundraiser. Its a marriage of happy convenience: the girls want a place to dance, and the Society needs money. Since I doubt many of us have the other options. We can volunteer. We can send money. We can do both. You that could use your skills or time and do the same. I will start volunteering with the Society starting next month. group the Gulfport Community Players, a city committee, Friends of the Gulfport Library, Gulfport Elementary, or whatever group does it for you and ask them how you can help. Of course, going to Friday nights The alternative? Well, you could offer to pose naked for a calendar to help them raise money. See you at the dance. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek


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Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 57 B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. 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!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. ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194. VETERAN USMCFather of Seven, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement 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.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


58 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. Lawn/Landscape EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. 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. Marine Repair Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting BOYD PAINTING, INC.-Residential & Commercial. Will Work Overnight. Pressure Washing, Licensed & Insured, C-7572. 727-5257630. www.boydpaintinginc.com for References. Plumbing Home Improvement Insurance PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Lawn/Landscape SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 59 BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Small Engine Repair BUSY CANVAS AND UPHOLSTRY-Shop Needs Full/Part time help. Experience Only. captdz@hotmail.com NEED PATIO LEAVES CLEAN-UP-3 times weekly. Monthly Maintenance of Landscaping in Small Yard. Applicants limited to those who live near Northeast High School. 727-5286612. Leave Message. NOW HIRING AC TECHS-and Refrigeration Techs. Fax resume to 727-345-0208. Call 727768-9307 with questions. EXPERIENCED MAIDS For Private Homes & Condos. Drivers Only w/Clean License. Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. SERVERS/BARTENDER PT/FTOpen Availability. Must have Great Personality. Immediate Openings. Call 727-642-2280.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. HAIRDRESSER FOR BOOTH RENTALCall Jackie at Elite Hair Styling. 727-637-3986. 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. Automotive 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2500. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 2007 TOYOTA RAV 4-37,000 miles, Original Owner, Excellent Condition. $13,900 obo 727347-3345. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Furniture/Appliances WASHER/DRYERMaytag, 1-year old. Water Saver Model. Top of the line $650. OBO. St. Pete Beach. 315-727-1801 SLEEP SOFA EXCELLENT-Condition. Key West Cottage Look. $100. obo St. Pete Beach. 315-727-1801. VENDOR PACKAGE FOR FLEA MARKETS Two 4x5 collapsable tables, (Insta) Tee Shirt Presser, good condition, Total $150 rm! 727290-7616. HOME OFFICEOfce chair, le cabinet (2-drawer), 1-year old like new $75. obo. St. Pete Beach 315-727-1801. General 7x9 UTILITY TRAILER-8 HP Troy Built Roto Tiller. 1-484-201-0821 cell. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. NOW OPEN!Creative Comforts Thrift Store. 5520 58th St. N. All Star Plaza, Tues. thru Friday 10am-5:30pm. Sat. 9:30am.-2:00pm. 20% off any Purchase with ad. 727-289-7004. 33 FT. 1965 UTILITY HULL-#1021365 Owned by Fred Morgan, a 1973 Vindo Sailboat Owned by Joseph Nitti, Hull #LEC40102973 Will be Sold to the Highest Bidder on March 9, 7 p.m., 235 15th Ave. SE. 33701. Plumbing Help Wanted REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Automotive


60 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine 2006 19 SEARAY SPORTOpen Bow, in/out, 4.3, 190hp, 300 Hours. Still Warranteed, Fresh water, Approx. $13,000. Mint Condition. 860573-1178 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. Student (Easy Qualify) Loans now available. 727-517-9546 www.academyofanimalarts.comCOCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES3 Female, Black w/White Markings, CKC and Health Certicates, Ready 3/9 727-345-2571. 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. Yard/Garage Sale ELKS LODGE #1224Seeking Donations for our Annual Rummage Sale (March 9th). 2675 66th St. N. St. Pete. Rent a Table for $15.00 or 2 for $25.00. Contact Adella 727-344-6551. MOVING SALE-Lots of Stuff, Some Furniture, Generator, Riding Mower, Bikes, Golf Clubs. 901 62nd St. S. Saturday 3/2 9:00am. SATURDAY 9-1P.MBeachway Mobile Home Park, 687 54th St. S. Clothing, Furniture, Brica-Brac, Baked Goods. 2-FAMILYPlants, Much more! 4938/4937 Newton Ave. S. Saturday/Sunday, 8-? BIG SALE!-Lots of Stuff including Clothing. 6791 35th Terr. N. Friday & Saturday. 9am4pm.MOORINGS OF MAXIMO SALECondos, 4908 38th Way South. Furiture, Decorations, Lots of Misc. Stack W/D, Dorm Refrigerator, Some Antiques. Pre-Sale 3/1, 8-? Regular Sale 3/2, 8-? MARCH THE 2ND-8am-2pm. 1471 Pinellas Pt. Dr. S. Must Sell. Antique Conastoga Chair, 6 Walnut Carved back Chairs (160yrs. old). Oak dining table, 2 Salmon colored chairs, Cream & Tan Sofa/Chair. Blanket Chest. Dining room Hutch, Large wooden Framed Mirror, Misc. Fabric, Grandmas Glassware.BROADWATER COMMUNITY SALESaturday, March 9th, 8:00am Map available at www.broadwater.org Enter off 34th St. S. or 37th St. S. At 38th, 42nd or 46th Ave. S. TOWNSHORES LANCASTERCarport Sale, Saturday, March 2nd, 8:30-Noon. Household Items, Mens Jackets, And other Treasures. Coffee, Krispy Cremes, Popcorn. ATTENTION HANDYMENHuge Sale Over 50 Years Accummulation of Maintenance Items. Circular Saw Blades, Sprinkler Items, Toosl & Much More. Friday & Saturday, 6633 Hibiscus Ave. S. 7:30-3:30. 1025 61ST. S.Friday, 8-1p.m. Tons of Stuff! WHITE ELEPHANT & BAKE SALEPatriot Square 3590 40th Ave. S. (Behind Value Fair), Sat., March 2nd, 8am-Noon, Huge Complex Sale, Everything from A-ZMACEDONIA FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCHSaturday (3/2) 8:00am-3:00pm. 900 16th Ave. So. St. Petersburg. Vendors Welcome 727507-1696. PLANT SALE PLUSCilantro, Basil, Lettuce, 1973 Nova Hatchback (lots of extras!). 2010 Pontiac G6 4door. 7300 Central Ave. Thurs.Wed. 5600 TANGERINE AVE.. S.Saturday & Sunday, 9-2p.m. Moving Sale, tools, antiques, kids stuff. 5226 GULFPORT BLVD. S.Friday, 10:30a.m.4:30p.m. Albums, CDs, Electronics, Baby Items, Small Furniture, Tools, Household, Lots of Misc. HUGH SALEFriday & Saturday, 10-2:30. 3028 54th St. S. 1 Block up from OMaddys. No Early Birds! Lost & Found LOST BRACELETMulti-Colored Jade Links, Sentimental Value Only. Gulfport Area. 727367-0174. Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. T.T.D.4 A.D. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you L.B. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. Happy Talk General ATTENTION HANDYMENHuge Sale Over 50 Years Accummulation of Maintenance Items. Circular Saw Blades, Sprinkler Items, Toosl & Much More. Friday & Saturday, 6633 Hibiscus Ave. S. 7:30-3:30. Yard/Garage Sale PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. 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 patron age 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. Card of Thanks


Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 61 Real Estate for Rent VERY SMALL EFFICIENCY$135/wk. Utilities Paid. 727-327-3898 or 727-302-1809. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd oor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Covered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All Amenties. $750Mo. 954-270-4882. S. PASADENA BAY FRONT-Apts. Large 2BR, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock. Quiet and Peaceful. 55+, No Dogs, References. $725/Mo. 727289-4436. STUDIO APARTMENT REMODELEDFenced-in Yard. Quiet. Parking. W/D Includes WIFI, Electric, Water, Cable, $625/Mo. + Security. No Pets. 727-916-0916. 708 60TH ST. S. GULFPORTCute, spotless 2BR/1BA house w/huge unfenced backyard. Freshly painted, C/H/A, W/D Hook-up. Credit & Background Check. No Smoking. $750/Mo. No Section 8. Utilities not included. Call Sandy, 727-418-2242. LES CHATEAUX CONDO-2BR/2BA. New Paint. Water, Garbage, Cable Included. Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis and Shopping. Non Smoking, No Pets. $800/Mo. plus 1st/ last/security. 727-539-9800. LARGO 2BR/1.5BA$1100/Mo. Approved Pets O.K. Fenced-in yard, screened patio. Close to beaches and hospital. New paint and carpet. 727-517-9546. CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena. Bay View. 5th oor. 2BR/2BA, Granite Kitchen, Newer Appliances, Wood/Tile Floors. New Carpet Bedrooms, New Vanities/Ceiling Fans. Hurricane Shutters. $1200/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Yearly. 727-543-6761 Ed. Stunning, Lar ge, Sunn y Condo 2BR/2BA Moder n, Split Plan, Balcon y, W/D.GREA T DEAL! VER Y REASONABLE! TOWN SHORES WINDSOR-2BR/2BA, Front/ Rear Entrance to Water, Updated Kitchen, All New Tile, Power Shutters, Free Gas, H2O, Cable T.V. Club House, Tennis, Pools, Marina & Maintenance. Small Pets OK. 55+ (727) 7914480 1BR. S. PASADENA APT.$625/mo. includes water/maintenance. Close to shopping & bus, across from Publix, 5921 Hibiscus Ave. 727804-5694. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 1 BEDROOM ON LAKE MAGGIORE-Nice, Neat, Clean. Recently Remodeled, Washer/ Dryer, A/C, Carport. No Dogs. $750/Mo. Utilities Included. 727-289-6335. SEVERAL FAMILY READY HOMES-for Rent from 2BRs, 3BRs & 4BRs. Reasonable Rents, 1st and Last to Move in. Section 8 ok. Newly Painted, Clean. Most with Yards. Small Pet Ok with Deposit. Call for Appt. 727-565-5565. GREAT LOCATION!-1 Block from St. Pete Library. 1200 37th St. N Library Lakes Condos #307, 2BR/2BA, with Screened Porch with View of Lake. $650/Mo. Parking near Elevator. New carpet, Fresh Paint, Extremely Clean, Well Managed, Adults only. No Smoking. No Pets. Credit/background check. 727-4182242. BAYWAY ISLES PT. BRITTANYResort-style 55+ Community. Upper oor 2BR/2BA w/Water Views. Lovely Furnishings. No Pets, No Smoking 678-231-1667. 2BR/1BA GULFPORT HOUSE-1100sf, Garage, Walk to Stetson Law, CHA, W/D Hookup, Wood Floors, Large Yard, Consider Lease/ Optrion. $950/Mo. triple555khs-6113@yahoo.com SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need Female. PT Housekeeper Possible live-in. 727-2893588. 2508 BEACH BLVD.-Spacious, Beautiful 2BR Ground Floor Apt. Dog O.K. $850/Mo. Smaller 2BR Apt. $800/Mo. References. 252-9377. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT WATERFRONT STILT HOME3/2, Pool, May-Oct. $1100/Mo. plus Utilities, 1st & Last, No Pets/Smoking. 727-323-1433. Commercial Properties Rent Real Estate Wanted RETIRED TEACHERNeeds Clean, Furnished Gulfport location for Next Seasons Rental. (Dec. 13,-June 14) 1 Dog, No Stairs. 815-761-4108. City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent 1BR/1BA APT IN-Gulfports Art District. Newly Renovated, Beautiful, Quiet, Large Walk-in Closet, Balcony, Laundry on Site, 1 Block from Beach. $650/Mo. 727-687-0568. 3BR/2BA/2CG-Dartmouth and 47th St. N. Newly Painted Inside/Outside. Large Front/ Rear Porch, Laundry room. $1300/Mo. 1st/ last/security. Yearly. John 727-204-9696. Real Estate for Rent


62 Gabber February 28 March 6, 2013 Real Estate for Sale FIVE TOWNS 2BR/2BA-Family Room in 2 Story Bldg. Over 1600 heated Sqft. Large inside Laundry. 55+ Community $115,000. Margit Kaitar Coldwell Banker 727-545-5634. 1BR MOBILE HOME-in Beautiful Causeway Village S. Pasadena. 55+ Fully Furnished, Carport, Shed, Patio. Asking $5K. Lot Rent $509/Mo. 727-244-2941. Open House Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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