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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 03-07-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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No. 2300 March 7 March 13, 2013 Call f or an appointment727-343-3132 Campaign Sign Issue Gets HeatedBy Cathy Salustri A longtime Realtor says that a prominent resident with ties to the citys Board of Adjustment threatened her clients. That resident says the Realtor misspoke. Delia Davidson, a real estate agent for Beach & Luxury Realty, says that her phone rang shortly before one on the afternoon of February 10. Im calling about the lot on Shore Boulevard, the man told her. Id like permission to put a Bob Worthington sign up. Ms. Davidson says that one of the two property owners, Donnie Engle, had complained that someone had placed a Bob Worthington campaign sign on Shore Boulevard lot without his permission. Mr. Engle asked his partner, Bob, to remove the sign and later requested that the Sam Henderson campaign put a campaign sign on the lot. Ms. Davidson explained to the caller that, as the Realtor, not the owner, she couldnt grant permission for anyone to put a sign on the property. See Campaign Sign, page 35Gulfport Police Ofcer of the Year: Jennifer Crowson The police command staff selects one person who has contributed the most toward the police department according to Police Chief Rob Vincent. This year, that honor. Crowson volunteered to take over the Gulfport Police Explorer post. In addition, she worked with the police volleyball team when it prepared to face disabled veterans in the Vetsports beach volleyball game. Wounded veteran Sergeant Taylor Urruela co-presented the award to the audience. he told the audience. Follow the Money: Where Candidates Get Their Money Each of the two candidates hoping to serve Gulfportians as their next mayor must submit treasurer reports to the City Clerk. On each report they must declare all donations, both monetary and in-kind, they received. The candidates may receive donations through midnight tonight (Thursday, March 7, 2013) and this Friday. Heres what each candidate has collected thus far; we will update these numbers after Except for obvious spelling errors, we have presented the names as submitted by the campaigns treasurer. See Follow the Money, page 36

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 3 No Bridge Closures, But an Opening in Sight This week the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has no plans to close the Bayway Bridge. FDOT plans to allow eastbound in mid-April. Both of these dates are weather dependent, St. Pete Beach Tuesday but if the weather holds out, there is no reason that these dates are not achievable. (in both directions, for a total of two FDOT will then begin demolition of the old bridge so construction construction. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (thegabber. com) as we learn of them. You can also get e-mail updates about the Bayway construction project. E-mailroadwork@dot.state.fl.us and ask to receive Bayway detour information. 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 Trombone, selections from The Music Man, Flute Rag, Fantasia on an Irish Hymn and Ireland. Come join the band for this musical treat! Seniors Chat Room Celebrates Anniversary table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. On March 15th, join them to celebrate three years! The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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4 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Say Farewell to Mayor Yakes Zoomers Auto Body (4919 Tangerine Avenue S.) invites friends of Mayor Mike to give him a little loving and thanks for his years of service to our community on Saturday, March 9th from 2-6 p.m. There will be live music. Be sure to thank the folks at Zoomers for opening their business as host. Deadline for Yard Sale Brochure Nears The City of Gulfport City Wide Yard Sale, Saturday, March 16, gives Gulfport residents the opportunity to get their address on the brochure for better visibility. For your Gulfport address to be added to the Yard Sale Brochure: 2401 53rd St. S. or the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., or easily email your Gulfport address to jshea@mygulfport.us. So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you havent used for a year or more! Most likely, someones looking for what you dont want anymore. Get on the brochure today! The address information is due this Friday, March 8 by 4 p.m. There will be no exceptions as to allow for set up and printing time. The Gulfport City Wide Yard Sale Brochure is available on Thursday, March 14th at all City Facilities and online. On the day of the event, The Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (enter on 27th Ave. S.), will be the main hub to pick up your brochure. If you choose to print your brochure online, go to the www. mygulfport.us main page under City Wide Yard Sale link (use 2 pages of 8 x 14 paper). 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! Call 727-893-1074.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 5 South Pasadena Civic AssociationThe South Pasadena Civic Association and the Largo Cultural Art Center present "Celebrity Showcase", a Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute on March 13th. Cost is $28 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Bus leaves City Hall at 6 p.m. Call Agnes for tickets at 347-5292. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg announces their schedule March: 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. Get Help with FAFSA FAFSA Nights is an event aimed at helping students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) quickly so they can qualify for the FAFSA Nights on the following Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at one of the Pinellas County high school locations for one-on-one help with the 2013-14 FAFSA. The information is posted online here: https://www.spcollege.edu/ fafsanights/.

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6 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 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!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.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 7 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. Rhode Islanders to Picnic Come out for a picnic in the park with other Rhode Islanders on Monday, March 11th from 10 a.m. to dusk at Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg, East Beach (second shelter on the right #14). This is a covered picnic shelter and everyone brings their own food/drink and utensils (alcohol not permitted by the park). Please bring a casserole, salad, or dessert for everyone to share at the pot luck table. This picnic is always held on the second Monday in March. Any questions, call 727-367-4044. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette March 12th at 10 a.m. and learn about proper disposal of paint and chemical containers. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet Natalie in the pavilion to get handouts on this subject.

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8 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Antiques, Fashion Show, Elections! On March 16th at 10 a.m. the Gulfport Historical Society will be present at Antiques in the Park. Gulfport calendars are now on sale for $3. Also our Gulfport history books will be available. On Saturday, March 23rd, there will be a vintage fashion show and tea at the Historical Museum, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fashions by Memory Lanes Susan and Melissa. Wear your Easter bonnet for a contest of prettiest and win a prize. Tea and refreshments will be served. Bring your own pretty cup or small teapot. Admission: $3 single, $5 for two persons. On Monday, April 1st, the Historical Society annual potluck supper and Museum, 5301 28th Avenue S., at 6 p.m. Ham, coffee, and cold drinks will be served, members and guests are requested to bring a covered dish. Public invited. Up for election are President, Vice President, and Secretary. Anyone wishing to apply at the meeting. Nominations from News from the Gulfport Historical Society Wildlife Weekend Celebrate a weekend of wildlife and wildlands at St. Petersburgs ecological jewel, Boyd Hill Nature Preserv e 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. 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. Sign up now more information call 727-363-9264 or visit www.spbrec.com. 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.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 9 Play Ball! Gulfport Little League will host a reunion on Friday, March 8th at reminiscing with old friends and meeting new ones. If you were or are a player, coach, manager, team parent, umpire, board member, volunteer, player support or sponsor, they would like to see you there. Light hors doeuvres and beverages will be provided. Call 727-557-6349. Day ceremonies and parade. The a.m. and head south on 55th St. S., cross 22nd Ave. S., then south on Beach Blvd. S., right on Shore Blvd. S. to 58th St. S., north on 58th St. S. to 15th Ave. S., right on 58th St. Concession will be open and a T-ball game will begin at 11:30 a.m. Come out and support your local Little League players!

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10 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Letters Be happy Dear Editor: I read today's Gabber (Feb. 28, 2013 issue) and the comments by Al Davis from the most recent Gulfport city council meeting. I have heard Al speak at these meetings before in person and the anger in his voice was very apparent. Al, 'don't worry be happy', life is too short to be so hateful all the time. We all have bad things in our lives how we handle adversity is a matter of personal attitude. When you speak with such vitriol your message gets lost! When people see you approaching the podium to speak they immediately tune you out. Reason and logic can persuade anger achieves the opposite result. Bill Church4,000 Mile Kayaker Dear Editor: Thank you Cathy Salustri and the Gabber for the story on Daniel Alvarez as well as the publicity of Daniel's visit to Gulfport. Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. adventure and impending visit. She not only covered the story here but also took extra interest in in his quest and offered assistance with information of our area waters. Thank you Lori Rosso and Bob Newcomb with the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Boca Ciega Yacht Club who teamed together to host a reception and welcome Daniel to Gulfport upon his arrival! O'Reilly who embraced the idea of Daniel sharing his story with the community! Thank you Library Administrator David Mather and Technical Events Daniel's presentation at the Library and the publicity for it all happen, in a very short amount of time! Thank you Owen Pach and the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport who provided a spur of the moment glass blowing experience for Daniel that he called "magic"! at Habana Cafe for a wonderful dinner which Daniel commented was better than any he had eaten in Miami. Quite a compliment coming from a long lineage of Cuban ancestors! Thank you Al and Cindy Davis who graciously, and with minimal notice, provided Daniel (and his kayak) a safe and comfortable place to rest and relax and do a bit of writing as well. it skills and supplies in helping him repair an apparatus or two! Thank you to everyone that greeted Daniel around town or came out to hear the story of his great adventure at one of his presentations. Daniel took an immediate liking to Gulfport and has said he will be back one day! the very best of his generation and of mankind. He is an extraordinarily happy and caring person. An intelligent, highly educated young man with a great sense of humor and a wonderful zest for life. He is also a great steward of our environment. I was touched by a couple things Daniel said and you may be too. Relative to our environment: "We have to protect these places. I think the most important thing is for people to get out and enjoy these wild places. Thats the only way well be able to protect them. You only lose these places once, not twice." Life's priorities: He told me" we as a society are too focused on consumption." Having choices whatever they be: "There's always going to be a thousand excuses as to why I (you) can't do it. Eventually you gotta decide whether you're just going to jump in and leap for it or you're just going to always wonder what if." Margarete Tober

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12 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 New Boat for Police Gulfport Police will soon have a patrol. Tuesday night council approved up to $100,000 for the purchase of the new boat. Some residents had concerns about the boat and the expense. Who actually staffs this boat when its put in the water? Is it a dedicated overtime every time someone steps into that boat? Is it really necessary to spend $100,000 on a boat I dont see a lot of pirates running around asked, suggesting the city raise the one dollar lease rates many groups paid the city. I dont like to hear truth thats couched in incomplete information, Bob Newcomb, treasurer of Boca Ciega Yacht Club, said, in response to claims about the dollar leases. He explained that although the Club paid one dollar a year for the use of the property but the city also earned rental money from the Clubs 51 slips. Other organizations, such as the Lions Club, do enjoy generous lease terms with the city. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, acting as mayor when Mayor Mike Yakes had an emergency that kept him from the meeting, asked the city manager if the police chief would address resident concerns. explained. Sometimes its overtime, The water line of the city is much larger than the land line of the city. We have somewhere around 12 linear miles, as well as oversight of most Boca Ciega Bay. Were it for that waterway. Additionally, the Chief said boat is often the closest responder to the Skyway Bridge. I want these guys to be making more contact on the water, Chief Vincent said, telling Vice Mayor Henderson he felt the boat was necessary for public safety in Gulfport. The city budgeted $85,000 for the boat, based on a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimate. The city also received a $3,300 grant. The boat could cost as much as $100,000; the city will need to amend the budget to pay for the boat. The hull will cost just under $22,000, the engine will cost just under $28,000, and electronics, just under $38,000. The rest of the costs come from the trailer and the shipping of the boat.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 13 Boy Scout Lease Postponed Gulfport City Council voted to table the vote on the lease for the Boy Scouts of America but asked that the public who came out to speak on the lease with the Boy Scouts still speak. Heres what residents told city council Tuesday night. I would like to ask that this lease be put on hold until after the BSA problems down the road. Nancy Kelly, before council made the motion to table the lease issue. I understand both sides. I also understand there are children involved. Mike Schnippering, who said he favored waiting for the BSA to make a decision about whether it would allow gay pack leaders, den mothers and scouts into the BSA. The proposed lease seems to [further the idea] of separate but to me that we are appeasing, put the issue under the rug. Mark Grantham, about the lease. I believe when all this came up, I understood it to mean there was They objected to their free use of the Scout Hall because of their parent organizations feelings. So the question for the council was where can you stand on that human rights thing and still support Boy Scouts? the actions that you did tonight are I would very much like us to send a strongly worded letter to the Boy Scouts of America. Councilwoman Point and content are two different things and Id like to see the letter before I endorse it. Councilman Dan Liedtke I think I said a few months ago and its working... No, nothing has been violated, but unless youve walked in our shoes, you dont know what its like. Councilwoman Barbara Banno to be the same [as others the city uses], and it wasnt. Councilman Dan Liedtke, who said asking one group to sign a different lease was hypocritical That was directed by city council to put that on there, I just want to put that on the record. City Manager Councilman Liedtke than further councilmembers directed the city manager to do so.

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14 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Heritage Village Hosts Writing Workshops Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Do you have an interest in historical settings? Award-winning author Angela T. Pisaturo continues to host workshops at Heritage Villages on the topic of writing history into a novel. The second workshop is on Friday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop will address creating and using the outline to the novels advantage. Each three-hour workshop will be unique. Historical writing workshops for the remainder of the year are September 13. Each workshop is $15 per person; $13 for Pinellas County Historical Society members. Call 727-582-2233 to register or for more information. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. Republican Club to Meet Brian Batttaglia, noted and respected local attorney will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, March 13th at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. Mr. Battaglias topic will be, Navigating the Legal System Following his presentation Mr. Battaglia will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer Session. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information on this event and other club activities, please call Gus Pries, 727-864-0312. Catch some Jazz will sponsor the following concerts: Sunday, March 10th CanAmGer jazz band will play from 1-4 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $10/15. Call 727-596-7142. Thursday, March 14th Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727-522-6877. Thursday, March 28th Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7. Call 727-522-6877. City needs Volunteers The City of South Pasadena is looking for residents to serve on the Finance Advisory Committee. Applications are available in the City Clerks Pasadena. For more information call 727-347-4171.

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16 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Late Application Process Opens Soon Pinellas County Schools will begin accepting late applications for magnet, fundamental and career academy programs on Monday, March 11. Interested families must apply using the districts online Student Reservation System. Program representatives will contact families of students who are selected to participate in application programs. The district is urging families to make sure their phone numbers are correct in the Student Information System. Students who submitted applications during the initial February application period and were not invited have been added to program wait lists. Students completing late applications online who are not invited to participate in programs they applied for will receive wait list spots below those who applied in February. Late applications will be accepted through December 31, 2013. Passport Day in the USA The Pinellas County Clerk of Court is hosting a special passport event in Clearwater at 315 Court Street, Room 150 in Clearwater on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government. Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at www.travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877487-2778.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 17 Thank you for Serving Sharon and Bill Haase wish to welcome their daughter, Sgt. Danielle Haase, back to civilian life. Stationed at Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC, she served eight years with tours in Haiti and two in Iraq. She is currently studying for her Bachelor's Degree. Clothing Swap on Tuesday Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, March 12th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. S. Participants are invited to bring exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th. Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, Florida grassfed beef, free range chicken, herbs, and granola, local honey, pet treats, hand-made soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, bath and body products and much more. Over 50 vendors set up shop for the day each Tuesday. New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details about the Fresh Market, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. Visit the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com or Fresh Market Facebook page at www. facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket. 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 receive a wallet 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.

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18 Gabber March 7 March 13, 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.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. This award is in keeping with their support the artistic endeavors of young people. This Weeks Solution Town Hall Meeting with Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon Salmon, Ward 3 on March 14, 6:30 p.m., upstairs in the Michael 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Councilwoman Salmon will conduct an open forum about your priorities for the upcoming city budget. All residents are welcome. For more information, please contact Councilwoman Salmon at jsalmon@mygulfport.us or leave a message at 727-399-7746.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 19 The Gabs We watched the Gulfport Boomerangs play a game of baseball at Hoyt Field. We asked how old they were the how old they are now.Ron Mastrolia, Gulfport Boomerangs Commissioner, retired real estate professional, Redington Shores: 81. Gary Muenks, retired Boeing engineer, Saint Petersburg: 59. Dennis Hunt, retired NYPD bomb technician, South Pasadena: 68. Paul Carnevale, retired freight train conduction, Seminole: 68. 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

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20 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Shop the Thrift Mall and Gift Store Pasadena Community Church now has four stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. The other store is in the LEC building and features gifts. 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.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 21 WorshipFashion 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 Avenue, St. Pete Beach. Bring a salad to share! Beverage and dessert will be provided. There will be a 50/50 drawing. TO RSVP or questions call 727-360-8406. 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.

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22 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Art Show and Reception Treasure Island Art Guild will host a reception and art show on Saturday, March 9th at Treasure Island City Hall starting at 1 p.m. This show highlights the works done by artists in Treasure Island Art Guild Workshops this year. There will be cash awards and ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and ribbons for four honorable mention awards that will be announced at the reception. Artist e'Layne Koeningberg will also present a demonstration of her eclectic techniques. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information visit our website at www.TreasureIslandArtGuild. com. Town Shores Red Hatters Bunko will be held tomorrow, Friday, March 8th in the clubhouse lounge at 12:45 p.m. Please bring your $2. At their 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 cost of $10 per person (additional to play). The bus holds 30 persons, therefore, sign up is limited. Movie and Ice Cream Social Enjoy a delicious homemade lunch on Monday March 11th at Pinellas Park Recreation Center at 7625 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.

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24 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Center Cooking up Fabulous Irish Feast Calling all Irish merrymakers, dinner is served! The Gulfport Multipurpose Sr. Center Foundation is sponsoring a Traditional Irish Feast at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th following the St. Patricks Day Party at the Gulfport Multipurpose Sr. Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. They invite you to join them for Pot o Gold corned beef and cabbage, potatoes au Erin, baby Leprechaun carrots, OPattys rolls and butter, a tasty dessert treat, and beverage. Who will have the Luck of the Irish with them and take home the Green gift basket? Irish or not, their eyes will be smiling. Tickets are only $7 and are available now at the Senior Center, or you may purchase them online at: gulfportseniorfoundation.org/ tickets/. All proceeds go to the Senior Center Foundation to support and enhance recreational, educational, health, and social activities, events, and programs offered at the Multipurpose Senior Center. Enjoy a night out of the kitchen amongst neighbors and friends. The Foundation, the Center, and your taste buds will thank you! Seating is limited. Call 727893-1933 or go online to their web site at: gulfportseniorfoundation. org/tickets/. Music in the Afternoon Returns Music in the Afternoon is back! This event is free and open to all. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, will be hosting this event on Sunday, March 10th and April 21st from 2-4 p.m. This casual afternoon will feature light refreshments and plenty of dancing and socializing to the classic music of The Rhythm Kings. If you are interested in attending please call the Community Center at 727363-9245.

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26 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit: Directed by volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell. Each student has prepared new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil that are on display at the Library for the entire month of March. FMI, call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. Real Florida author Jeff Klinkenberg: Thursday, Mar. 14, 7:00 pm. Tampa Bay Times staff writer presents his thoughts & reminisces about the Sunshine State. FMI & to reserve your seat, please call 727-893-1073. Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thurs days, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 3:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's return if available. Free Writing Workshops with Trace Taylor: Sats., Mar. 9, 23, & 30, 2 4 pm. Participants will be guided on how to create a book. FMI call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Mar. 21, 10:30 am. Discussion of Pride and light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, March 26. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Community Involvement Consulting: Tuesday, Apr. 2, 9:00 11:00 am. A staff member from Congressman C.W. information and to listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions on the CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Mar. 9, 11:00 am noon. More seasonal fun! For more details call Cailey, 727-893-1134. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thurs day, Mar. 14, 3:30 4:30 pm. Enjoy a Paws to Read & share a story with a beautiful appointment, 893-1073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, with free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm ACTIVITIES Open Gym Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. Open Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 8931068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teachinfo CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 727-748-6612 or allymorrell@scotsmanfitness.com at 727-345-0679 7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. dates and times at 850-264-1715 Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 941-243-7740 for more info. info. Call Marge at 345-6708. info. Call Valerie at 557-4258. p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 7:45 p.m. Call Rachel at 419-905-5562. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"THE WOMAN IN BLACK"A re-enactment of a Gothic ghost story with a spine-chilling climax!March 7 March 10 Thurs.-Sat. 8pm Sun. matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 10 & 17, 6-10pm, $7 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 24, 6-10pm, $7 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 CARNIVAL!a Mardi-Gras themed fundraiser to benet Brookwood FL St. Pete Campus New Orleans and contemporary music, dancing, food & more $50 Admission, Open to public www.brookwoodorida.org City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your February schedule or go online at http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! SPECIAL EVENTS Movie Day: Tuesday, March 12th, 11:00 am. Watch a FREE movie with friends and enjoy a lunch special for only $2.50! St. Patricks Day Party: Got Green? Wednesday, March 13, 2 p.m. $5 includes Irish entertainment by Paul Fornatar, The Toonsters and join in the Luck of the Irish costume contest to win as well as a special drawing! Green beer for $1 a glass provided by the Theater staff from 2 3 p.m. in the Theater Lobby. St Patricks Day Dinner: Wednesday, March 13, 5 p.m. $7 includes traditional Irish dinner. Corn Beef, Cabbage, red potatoes, rolls and Dessert. Safe Home Workshop: Wednesday, March 20, Cloud with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Communities for a Lifetime as he discusses The SAFE Homes program. Buddy will discuss a collection of home related safety tips to help keep your home in tip-top form for secure and mobile accessibility and comfort. Founding Mothers:1st Eckerd College Presentation Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets: $5. Nutrition Class: Boca Ciega Center is hosting a nutrition class on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Diabetic Management and Cardiac Diets will be featured. Door prize offered and free blood sugar check. Hospice and Caregiving: Want to know more about what Hospice does and do you need questions answered? Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m. for free info. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. : HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet still gives valid ID : HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, Special NightTime Offer, $25 in free Bring valid ID : MT. DORAANTIQUES, CRAFTS. Lunch on own. $34.00 : SIGHTSEEING LUNCH CRUISE, a fully-narrated sightseeing cruise w/ delicious buffet meal including beverage & dessert, departs from Sarasota Marina w/ its crystal blue water; this beautifully appointed yacht will pass by celebrity homes on Bird Island & : HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet $20 Bring valid ID New Hard Rock stop by Escot: $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com. Parking in Library lot only. SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. Fitness Center Schedule: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 27 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 eSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit: Directed by volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell. Each student has prepared new original paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil that are on display at the Library for the entire month of March. FMI, call 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. Real Florida author Jeff Klinkenberg: Thursday, Mar. 14, 7:00 pm. Tampa Bay Times staff writer presents his thoughts & reminisces about the Sunshine State. FMI & to reserve your seat, please call 727-893-1073. Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thurs days, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 3:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's return if available. Free Writing Workshops with Trace Taylor: Sats., Mar. 9, 23, & 30, 2 4 pm. Participants will be guided on how to create a book. FMI call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Mar. 21, 10:30 am. Discussion of Pride and light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, March 26. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Community Involvement Consulting: Tuesday, Apr. 2, 9:00 11:00 am. A staff member from Congressman C.W. information and to listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions on the CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Our staff reads picture books and leads activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Mar. 9, 11:00 am noon. More seasonal fun! For more details call Cailey, 727-893-1134. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thurs day, Mar. 14, 3:30 4:30 pm. Enjoy a Paws to Read & share a story with a beautiful appointment, 893-1073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, with free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 893-1074 & ask for Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pmACTIVITIES Open Gym Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. Open Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 8931068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teachinfo CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 727-748-6612 or allymorrell@scotsmanfitness.com at 727-345-0679 7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. dates and times at 850-264-1715 Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 941-243-7740 for more info. info. Call Marge at 345-6708. info. Call Valerie at 557-4258. p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 7:45 p.m. Call Rachel at 419-905-5562. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"THE WOMAN IN BLACK"A re-enactment of a Gothic ghost story with a spine-chilling climax!March 7 March 10 Thurs.-Sat. 8pm Sun. matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 10 & 17, 6-10pm, $7 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 24, 6-10pm, $7 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 CARNIVAL!a Mardi-Gras themed fundraiser to benet Brookwood FL St. Pete Campus New Orleans and contemporary music, dancing, food & more $50 Admission, Open to public www.brookwoodorida.org City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your February schedule or go online at http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! SPECIAL EVENTS Movie Day: Tuesday, March 12th, 11:00 am. Watch a FREE movie with friends and enjoy a lunch special for only $2.50! St. Patricks Day Party: Got Green? Wednesday, March 13, 2 p.m. $5 includes Irish entertainment by Paul Fornatar, The Toonsters and join in the Luck of the Irish costume contest to win as well as a special drawing! Green beer for $1 a glass provided by the Theater staff from 2 3 p.m. in the Theater Lobby. St Patricks Day Dinner: Wednesday, March 13, 5 p.m. $7 includes traditional Irish dinner. Corn Beef, Cabbage, red potatoes, rolls and Dessert. Safe Home Workshop: Wednesday, March 20, Cloud with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Communities for a Lifetime as he discusses The SAFE Homes program. Buddy will discuss a collection of home related safety tips to help keep your home in tip-top form for secure and mobile accessibility and comfort. Founding Mothers:1st Eckerd College Presentation Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets: $5. Nutrition Class: Boca Ciega Center is hosting a nutrition class on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Diabetic Management and Cardiac Diets will be featured. Door prize offered and free blood sugar check. Hospice and Caregiving: Want to know more about what Hospice does and do you need questions answered? Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m. for free info. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. : HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet still gives valid ID : HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, Special NightTime Offer, $25 in free Bring valid ID : MT. DORAANTIQUES, CRAFTS. Lunch on own. $34.00 : SIGHTSEEING LUNCH CRUISE, a fully-narrated sightseeing cruise w/ delicious buffet meal including beverage & dessert, departs from Sarasota Marina w/ its crystal blue water; this beautifully appointed yacht will pass by celebrity homes on Bird Island & : HARD ROCK CASINO TAMPA, $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet $20 Bring valid ID New Hard Rock stop by Escot: $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com. Parking in Library lot only. SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. Fitness Center Schedule: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org.

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28 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 By Holiday Mathis Wacky pursuits seem less so now under the open-minded Pisces new moon on March 11th and the days that follow. After all, how can we be sure about the way things are related? The Pisces new moon is a moon of integration. An amalgamation of all the other signs, Pisces has a message for us: Every part of the whole is related to every other part of the whole, and it could be no other way. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sometimes your life mirrors the parable of the prodigal son. You are so consistently excellent that your excellence is taken for granted while weaker characters get all of the attention. Remind yourself of why you are so committed to doing right. Its not because you want everyone to throw a big party for you. ARIES (March 21-April 19). A good salesperson knows not to waste time trying to convince people who cant or wont buy. You may not be selling an actual product, but youll be selling something this week -maybe your ideas or personality. Qualify potential buyers. Make sure the relationship would be a good TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Learning can be hard work, especially if your inner voice is like a chattering classmate, making it what the teacher is saying. Quiet your inner voice. Agree to have fewer problems and opinions. Your open-minded, receptive approach to life will augment your fortunes. GEMINI Scientists disagree about how birds use their ears? Peck at random? Feel the ground moving beneath their feet? Similarly, you have a talent that comes so naturally to you that no one, not even you, knows how you do it. Someone new will be fascinated by your process. CANCER websites on the Internet these days. Whether you want to date a farmer, a clown, a person your exact age or even someone whose face maps out similarly to your own, theres a site for it. However, in matters of the heart, nothing beats your own basic instincts this week. LEO have been times when your status depended on your ability to persuade another person to see and do things your way. Thankfully, now its not your job. Its much easier to simply acknowledge another persons point of view without the added pressure of feeling like you have to change it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Building personal bonds with those around you requires a certain quality of attention over a period of time. Good friends are not magic gifts that just come to you. You have to create and earn relationships. Thats why this week youll derive great satisfaction and pride from your strong ties with others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may crave attention and recognition more than usual. Can you think of a way to give it to yourself? That would feel the best. You are, after all, best done in regard to your projects and goals, because you know everything that went into them. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you tell yourself its not about the money, you really mean it. Money is a form of communication. Money acknowledges the worth of a service or the work that went into making an item. Youll think carefully about the various trades you make this week. Your accounting will yield surprising conclusions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. The secret to getting things up and running is to make that your primary aim. People who are more concerned with being right than they are with Youve made that mistake in the past, and now you know better. CAPRICORN Youll wisely get focused on one relationship. If you were to have a successful outcome in this regard over the next 60 days, what would measurable determinants of success you would like to see will increase your chances of a positive outcome. AQUARIUS Negativity isnt always nasty or sad. Often it just lacks any positive features. Avoid falling into the trap of doing less than you could. There wont be a prize for turning in neutral or merely good work. Youll have to be great to get noticed. That shouldnt be hard for you! This Week's Birthdays: You are a fan, and this year youll have exciting experiences involving the ones you enjoy and follow. Your reputation will open a door this month. April brings a turnover of material items. May is your chance to see a part of the world that will the name of the game through the summer. Whatever you can do to streamline your work and domestic scene will help you focus and make money in August. Wedding bells ring in August, too. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6 alternating with Arlene & Len Mark Blackwood Harmonica/Open Mic Karaoke by Harold & Donna Wurtz Karaoke by Dave and Cookie Entertainment by Geno Ann & Ray Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 29 HAIR with Diane 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. Dance to Sounds of Dixieland The Bourbon City Ragtime Band will be performing at the Polish American Society of St. Petersburg on Friday evenings (March 8, 15 and 22nd) from 7-10 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy the exciting music with top-notch musicians on the banjo, guitar, trumpet, keyboard and drums. Come and enjoy the evening Cost is $5 at the door. There will be a cash bar and light food available. The Polish American Society is off of 4th St. S. at 1343 Beach Drive SE in St. Petersburg (adjacent to the Coast Guard). Call 727-894-9908.

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30 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Library Remodeling Q: When will the library remodeling start and how long should it take? Also, why can't the library move to another city building, such as the old police station? A: The city plans to start a fundraising campaign this fall and tentatively will start construction in 2015. The current location seems ideal because of its location and our goal of told the Gabber. The old police station presents challenges, including the existing layout and cost of renovation, the ongoing cost of managing a two story library operation and parking. Town Shores Bocce The Bocce Blast will begin soon. Sign up sheets are now posted in your building bulletin board. Time is running out for you to sign up. Dont delay, sign up today. The Blast Picnic will be held on Wednesday, March 27. Tickets for lunch will soon be available. hosted by the Bocce Club was a big success. Sure, there were a few glitches, but, the success far out weighed the glitches. The winning team was #11. Ann and Frank Wes and Mary Thompson, Roger and Susan Thompson, and Mary Cory will be back to defend their title. Most comments were to have another fun night. So, mark your calendars for Friday, April 5th, for another Trivial Pursuit Game Night. March 23rd is the date for our Spring Dance. Tickets are now available from your building rep. for $17. Al Ruggerio will be back entertaining. Lee Roy Selmons will be catering. Check Channel 96 for the delicious menu. Tables for 8-10 at 344-7558. As we come down the home stretch of the Bocce season, we have only one week left for the regular season. Come down any afternoon to enjoy the camaraderie between teams. As, always, please watch TV channel 96 for more information.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 31 Antiques in the Park Gulfports popular outdoor antiques and collectibles show Antiques in the Park returns on Saturday March 16th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 22nd Ave. and Beach Blvd. The show features antiques and collectibles exhibitors spread throughout the park, so bring your walking shoes! Some of the vintage fun for sale at Antiques in the Park includes estate jewelry, old pottery, art, china and glassware, primitives and folk, kitchen collectibles, linens, toys, fun ephemera, small furnishings, home dcor, Aloha shirts and more. The show is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Historical Museum, and managed by Hula Hula Productions. Admission and parking is free, and food will be available on site. The rain date is Saturday, March 23rd. For registration information, visit www.hulahula.biz or email hulahula@tampabay.rr.com.

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32 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Still Playing, After all These YearsBy Cathy Salustri After the pitcher narrowly misses Hap Pierson with the ball, Mr. Pierson gets a hit and heads for rst base. World Series and two All-Star games. Gulfport teams, in 1949. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning, these men and about 100 others like them play ball with the Gulfport Boomerangs at Hoyt Field. The play two games; in the summer, they play one. The Boomerangs have over 100 players. How do you make the team? If you can take a breath, you got it, Mr. McKean jokes. The 55-and-over ball club has members in their eighties, but they have younger members in their 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.Democratic Club to Meet On March 14 the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will celebrate its 85 years and feting its President, Harvey Morganstein on his 85th year. Harvey has been President for 23 years and along with his club through amazing channels of Democratic pursuits. And the icing on the (birthday) cake will be the presence of former candidate for Governor and friend of the club, Alex Sink. Helping with the festivities, Alex will speak, inform, entertain and (time permitting) take questions from guests. The meeting which will be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a delicious buffet dinner at 6:30 ($15, reservations please) followed by their speaker and all the festivities. For reservations call Betty at 727-360-3971.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 33 Final Weekend for The Woman in Black The Gulfport Community Players will be closing Stephen Mallatratts scary thriller, The Woman in Black, this Sunday afternoon at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. Tickets are just $15 and are available at the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, or by calling 727-322-0316 for will-call tickets. Curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday is 8 p.m. while Sunday is 2 p.m. The director for this intense play is Eileen Navarro and she has selected a great cast that includes Morton Kelly, and Ali Karikas. The setting for this play is in Victorian England and is the story of a young lawyer that journeys to a small town in England to attend the funeral of a client. While attending the funeral, he happens to see a young woman, dressed entirely in black, standing in the churchyard. He attempts to black from the villagers, but they are reluctant to talk of her. Later, he sees this woman again while hes spending the night at his clients house going through her papers, as her lawyer. He hears terrifying sounds and strange things happen mysteries. They wont reveal the terrifying end! This play opened back in 1987 and is still being performed today in Londons West End. It has become the second longest-running nonmusical play in the history of the West End. Plan to attend this thriller and be prepared to be frightened as well as entertained! Check out the Players website at: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org for more information and photos from the play. Theyll be lurking for you at the Hickman! Canadian Club to Meet Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida is a happy group of retired Canadian men who meet monthly over the snowbird season at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park. They enjoy Canadian talk, good refreshments, a wonderful meal, and great speakers. There is also a weekly golf group. Some of their events (Christmas party, ladies lunch) include their ladies. Their next meeting is their Ladies Invited Lunch on Wednesday, March 13, (doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at 12:30). Membership is $15. Lunch is $13. Charity Draws $2/$5. All men are welcome to join. Contact Dann Oliver at dannoliver@verizon.net, or call 727-343-3843. Registration Open for 2013 Clown Alley Registration is now open for the 2013 Clown Alley Clown School, produced by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and sponsored by All Childrens Hospital. This popular community program, which is open to students of all ages, has been a tradition in St. Petersburg since 1972. Christine Davison, a graduate of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown School, teaches character performance techniques during the one day class. All participants will be invited to show off their new skills in the Illuminated Night Parade on Thursday, March 21st and again in the Santa Parade in December. The class will be held on Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Childrens Hospital Education Conference Center, 701 Fourth Street S., St. Petersburg. The cost is $20 per person, plus $10 for each additional family member. The fee includes instruction, a Clown Alley t-shirt and a box lunch. Make up and supplies will also be available for sale. Registration forms are available on the Clown Alley page at suncoasters-stpete.com or by calling 821-9888. Advanced registration is recommended. Same day registration begins at 9 a.m. until the class is full.Investment Group Investment club meets every Wednesday at the Gulfport Library from 10-11:30 a.m. Discussion group only. No question too big or too small.

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34 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Historical Society Stays Alive with Friends of the Gulfport GrooveBy Cathy Salustri Ross and Joan Brock show off their dance moves to Stayin Alive at Friday nights dance benetting the Gulfport Historical Society. Friday nights Dance Your @$$ Off party at the Gulfport Casino raised over $1,000 for the Gulfport Historical Society. The Society made $477 from ticket sales and $108 from Gulfport Historical Society President Miki Vaughan said one attendee wrote the Gulfport Historical Society a $500 check at the event. I think it went really well, Mrs. Vaughan said, adding the early crowd left but a younger crowd came in after 10 and stayed until the event at midnight. The dance, arranged by an informal group called Friends of the Gulfport Groove came about because two women wanted a place to dance in Gulfport. They partnered with the Gulfport Historical Society, turning over every dime collected to the Society. In exchange, the city charged a lowerThe Gulfport Historical Society will hold its next event, an Easter Bonnet Tea Party with a special showing of vintage treasures and fashions, presented by Memory Lane Antiques, on Saturday, from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. on March 23. There will be a vintage fashion show, assorted teas, coffee, and pastries. Admission costs $3 per person or two for $5. Although not required, the Society encourages people to bring their favorite tea cup and wear their best Easter Bonnet. The event will take place at the Gulfport Historical Museum, on the corner of 53rd Street and 28th Avenue South. The Society will also co-sponsor Antiques in the Park on Saturday, March 16. For more information, check the Gabber. Business F eatur e Story $250. Service Business Car d $31.25. R eal Estat e fr om $15. Display A dvertising fr om $51.60 per issuetheG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Sav e More With Frequency Discounts A dvertising@theGabber .com 72 7. 32 1. 69 65 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. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 35 Campaign Sign, from front page Are you telling me the owners of that lot are not supporting the next mayor of Gulfport? She says the man asked her. She said she started to tell him she would need to speak with the property owners but he interrupted her. Well, she says he told her, you tell them if they ever try to build or develop anything, it will never happen. Im on the commission. I said, What commission? Wait a second, whats your name? Ms. Davidson says. My names not important, she said the caller replied. I told him, Youre making a threat here and I feel like they should know where the threats coming from, she said. And then he hung up. The call lasted three minutes. She called her Mr. Engle to let him know about the conversation. He asked for the number; she gave it to him. Mr. Engle said he searched for the number on Google and Lawrence Burkes name came up as a Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce member. Mr. Burkes daughter, Gina, sits on Gulfports Board of Adjustment, an autonomous committee that can make decisions about zoning and variances. Ms. Burke also serves as Bob Worthingtons campaign manager in next weeks mayoral election. Theodore Kehoe, whose son is in a long-term relationship with Ms. Burke and shares a home with both Ms. Burke and her parents, also sits on the Board of Adjustment. That would explain his threat and why it wouldnt be an idle one, either, Mr. Engle said. He told the Gabber he felt disbelief that that goes on in Gulfport when Ms. Davidson told him about the call. Of course I would expect that coming from St. Louis, in a big city, but in a little tiny town of Gulfport I would never think someone would be threatening, especially someone so prominent as Delia. Certainly Larry knew this was not going to stay with Delia, Mr. Engle said. Its going to eventually hurt Bob and Donnie, because if anyone wants to buy the lot theyre going to think that the city has a vendetta, Ms. Davidson said. City Clerk Lesley DeMuth said the citys Board of Adjustment has autonomy from the city council. Theyre autonomous. None of their decisions come to council unless theyre appealed by the application, City Clerk DeMuth said. I can assure you that there are many checks and balances before one that way. Nobody can have that the Board of Adjustment would see are covered by Florida Statute, would think this is connected and I hate to use this word its obviously politically oriented. I can assure you that none of these individuals speak on behalf of the city. The Board of Adjustment does grant variances, but they dont have the authority to rezone a property. Mr. Burke told the Gabber a different version of the phone call. They misspoke in regard to what I said, he says, explaining that he had considered buying the property several years ago and when he saw a Sam Henderson mayoral campaign sign on the property, since I knew who the original owners were, I put the Worthington sign on it, he said. He said when he noticed the sign was gone, he called Ms. Davidson, asked her why the sign came down, and told her it seems to me you need all the support you can get, is what I was saying. I was told there was no authorization for any sign. Sam Henderson was not an authorized sign, according to the Realtor. My feeling is, very clearly, Im not going to support somebody [who] accepts an unauthorized sign authorization for any sign. Sam Henderson was not an authorized sign, according to the Realtor, and it was removed. Mr. Engle told the Gabber that he supported Sam Henderson because he hoped that someone younger, like Sam could change the things he disliked about Gulfport. Mr. Henderson, upon learning of the sign controversy on the lot, told Ms. Davidson if your guys want to take down my sign, I dont mind. I dont want to cause them any problems, according to Ms. Davidson. Mr. Engle told Ms. Davidson he wanted to keep the Sam Henderson sign on the property. I try not to be political, Ms. Davidson says, but this was totally just wrong and not OK. You cant discriminate on the way somebody might vote. Its wrong. I help everybody I can, Mr. Burke told the Gabber. My track record and the millions of dollars Ive spent in the city of Gulfport should speak for itself, so if somebody wants to challenge me, bring it on. Mr. Burke stopped by the Gabber Wednesday morning, reiterating that he has spent millions of dollars in this city and would hope that no one judges him from this incident and said he was sorry. Contact Cathy Salustri at Cathy Salustri@theGabber.com.

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36 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Follow the Money, from front pageSam Henderson Treasurer: Laura Henderson, wife. Loan from candidate to campaign: $125 Robert Appel, Gulfport, $40 Robert and Chris Appel, $50 Linda Dewey, Gulfport, $12.48 Karean Dorn, Gulfport, $50 Susan Koenig, Gulfport, $20 Dan Liedtke, Gulfport, $15 Kelly Wright, Gulfport, $80 Village Pub, Gulfport, $75 Robert Appel, Gulfport, $50 Rose Marie Black, Gulfport, $25 Donna Boren, Gulfport, $20 Patty Bowers, Gulfport, $25 Gwen Collins, Gulfport, $50 Karean Dorn, Gulfport, $50 Linda Dewey, Gulfport, $150 Lincoln Farnum, Gulfport, $100 Stuart Fraser, Gulfport, $100 Deborah Frethem, Gulfport, $10 Kevin Hayden, Gulfport, $100 Karen Hodgin, Gulfport, $250 Mike McCue, Gulfport, $100 Brenda McMahon, Gulfport, $50 Don McKenting, Gulfport, $100 Elise Minkoff, Gulfport, $500 Lyn Orns, Gulfport, $500 Nobedine Packer, Gulfport, $25 Diane Raymond, Gulfport, $25 Katherine Saletos, Gulfport, $100 Don Sankovitch, Gulfport, $100 Bonnie Sklaren, Gulfport, $50 Patrick Syron, Gulfport, $100 Darrell Turley, Gulfport, $50 Emmett Walsh, Gulfport, $500 Brooke Anderson, St. Pete Beach, $250 $100 Anthony Branch, Madeira Beach, $25 Richard Boylan, St. Pete Beach, $100 Helen Briley, St. Petersburg, $50 Bill Bucolo, St. Petersburg, $100 Naomi Chaney, Dunedin, $50 Trevor Cickovski, St. Petersburg, $20 Walt Dill, St. Petersburg, $200 DRL Consulting, St. Pete Beach, $100 Lawrence Floriani, Tarpon Springs, $200 Florida Democratic Party, Tallahassee, $1,000 Gerald Goen, Tarpon Springs, $25 Greater Pinellas Democratic Club, $150 Diane Hodson, St. Petersburg, $50 Rocks Beach, $25 Karen Kanode, Ohio, $50 Ida Kass, Pinellas Park, $20 Bryan Klich, Ohio, $250 Susanne Klich Langford, Ohio, $100 Steve Lapinski, St. Petersburg, $500 Linda Lerner, Seminole, $50 Ramsay McLauchlan, Madeira Beach, $50 Marcy Mertes, Ohio, $20 Karl Nurse, St. Petersburg, $20 Steve Obrachta, St. Petersburg, $100 Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee, St. Petersburg, $1,000 Pinellas Stonewall PAC, St. Petersburg, $300 Richard Piper, Largo, $25 Patricia Plantamura, Seminole, $20 Darden Rice, St. Petersburg, $100 David Sandridge, North Carolina, $500 Michael Smith, Largo, $220 Randy Smith, St. Pete, $50 Randolph Snell, St. Pete, $250 Kellie Sues, South Carolina, $60 Fred Weiss, Michigan, $50 Ray Wunderlich, St. Petersburg, $25 Linda Zamparelli, St. Pete, $20 Bob Worthington Treasurer: Initially, Christine Brown, sister-inlaw; currently, Guadalupe Gagnon Loan from candidate to campaign: $200 Habana Cafe, Gulfport, $500 Stephanie Brobeil, Gulfport, $100 Gina Burke, Gulfport, $205 Patty and Lawrence Burke, Gulfport, $200 Louis Distasio, Gulfport, $100 F. West Dupes, Gulfport, $100 Guadalupe Gagnon, Gulfport, $500 $500 David Hastings, Gulfport, $360 Poul Hornsleth, Gulfport, $500 Doug Hudson, Gulfport, $100 Nancy Kelly, Ann Marie Anderson, Gulfport, $100 Arnald Lass, Gulfport, $55 Lupe Bookkeeping, Gulfport, $500 Lloyd Mason, Gulfport/New Hampshire, $400 Martin and Carolynn Needleman, Gulfport, $50 Robert and Beverly Newcomb, Gulfport, $100 Diane Norris, Gulfport, $500 David Reed, Gulfport, $50 Donalie and Clark Scherer, Gulfport, $25 (Note: Clark Scherer died on September 5, 2012) Maritza Smith, Gulfport, $20 Mary Stahl, Gulfport, $100 (Note: The address listed belongs to former Councilwoman Mary Stull) Ethel Stapella, Gulfport, $400 Ernest and Pamela Stone, Gulfport, $25 Svenn, Gulfport, $100 Harley L. Worthington, Gulfport, $500 Catherine and Robert Caldwell, Boca Grande, $200 Doug and Rhonda Fuller, St. Petersburg, $100 Hudson Marketing, Ohio, $100 Dee Regan, St. Petersburg, $50 Clara Triolo, St. Petersburg, $200 Pete Beach, $250

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 37 Excerpts heard at the March 5, 2013Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Mayor Mike Yakes did not attend the meeting. This was to be his I know we have some emotional issues on the table this evening. I would ask everyone to please be courteous. Vice Mayor Sam Hen derson At that time people would tell me Do not cross the 49th paral lel over there. Mike Schnippering, who asked call his neighborhood the Marina District Thanks for their hos pitality and for giving us stiff competition. Sergeant Brian Taylor Urruela I wondered about po litical sign complaints. How many did we have this year, if any, and how did it go. Is every body playing by the rules? Stan Kreuter. Vice Mayor Henderson asked the city manager to have the code enforcement Kreuter. For many of them, their dreams came true... They say it takes a village to make a difference, and I am so proud of our village with a big heart. Lynda Shehan, about the pets adopted in last months Get Rescued festival and the people who supported the event I think everybody that came in touch with him got some inspiration from him. Margarete Tober, about the citys welcoming response to the arrival of kayaker Daniel Alvarez Hes a lawyer who decided to go kayak ing. Margarete Tober, to the city attorney about kayaker Daniel Alvarez Hes a smart lawyer. City attorney Andy Salzman When I was young they called me Kelly. It makes me feel good. Nancy Kelly, when the Vice Mayor called another Kelly up to speak The other side of 49th has always been the ugly stepchild on Gulfport and I think [this] will go a long way. Nancy Kelly, who owns property on 49th Street South I appreciate all the time and energy and the hair thats turned grey and some that youve lost. I think we forget that councilmem bers all of you have other lives. And we know that; we just dont care. outgoing Councilwoman Barbara Banno We can agree, we can disagree but every body here in this room and all over the city really have the city at heart. Bob Newcomb, Executive Director of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, when he thanked outgoing Council woman Barbara Banno Were not going to call out other people just like I wouldnt let him call you out. Vice Mayor Sam Henderson, to a resident speaking about another resident. When that resident rose to speak, the vice mayor cau tioned him that he would hold him to the same rule. To my knowledge there hasnt been any violation of the Human Rights Ordinance at Scout Hall... Then why ting tired of it. Art Padula, who suggested that since the Human Rights Ordinance is part of the citys ordinances, the city shouldnt have to in the lease agreement. March 1 2, 20 13 Gulfport Municipal Election POLLING PLA CES PRECINCT LOCATION ADDRESS Ward I Pct. # 208 Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Ward II Pct. #s 206/207/218 Gulfport Presbyterian Church 5313 27 th Avenue S. Ward III Pct # 2 10 Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 5800 15 th Avenue S. Ward IV Pct. # 209 Trinity Church of the Nazarene 1000 55th Street S. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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38 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry BushBefore I rip on "The Sequester" that kicked in last week, a note about my last week's column about an enhanced public transit system for Pinellas County: the latest news story indicated that the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will formulate a complete plan over the next 20 months. The referendum election, to raise the sales tax from 7 to 8 per cent is in November, is nine months away. How can voters vote on a plan that won't be completed until 11 months after the vote? If someone has the answer, I'd like to see it. Now, back to sequestration, by which, starting last week, the federal government will tear out $85 billion from its budget. This was a deal proposed by President Obama and his economic advisors to get around a budget impasse in 2011. Sequestration was not supposed to happen. It was supposedly so drastic neither party would tolerate it. To make sure it didn't stick, a bipartisan committee (Super Committee) was selected to formulate a new plan to replace it. That didn't happen (President Obama was out campaigning). Nor has anything else happened. Democrats want more tax increases, Republicans want more cuts. No one agrees. So, where are we? Let's start at the top. First, the cuts are only about 2.5 per cent of the $3.6 trillion federal budget. Small problem, or two problems, however. The cuts occur only to defense and discretionary domestic spending. Big entitlements, Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid are not part of them (other than peripherally). That means the cuts only effect about 40 per cent of the budget. Effectively, that means the cuts are almost double the above mentioned rate. Also, cuts have to be across the board. That is, applied evenly to everything regardless of priority. A was turned down by President Obama. Besides that the cuts are $40 billion to defense and $30 billion to domestic and $10 billion to Medicare suppliers. And, not all of this is immediate, but dragged over some time, etc. All very confusing and complex, and very political as well as very stupid. However, in a broader picture consider that the government won't have less money to spend. They'll actually have slightly more, but not as much as was planned and budgeted. Remember, "cuts" in federal government talk means cuts in what was asked for. Some are saying this is good. Cuts are being made. Most say "yes" cuts are being made, but in the wrong places without even touching the entitlement reforms needed, not to mention tax reforms, or removal of so-called loopholes. No one really knows how bad it will be if nothing is done to correct it. President Obama wants more tax revenue before he'll consider cuts; Republicans want more cuts and say that Obama got $700 billion in tax increases at the end of last year. As for tax reforms, which really means higher taxes for the wealthier, Republicans had them on the table much earlier, but pulled them after the other tax increase deal. However, count on that being a part of some deal at some time. Also, if entitlement reforms ever come, they'll come at the expense of the more well-todo. Of course, all this, including sequestration reduces the annual the debt, now near $17 trillion. The urgency is the concern that if interest rates go up from the historic low they are now, the annual payment on the debt (interest only) could easily double. Catching up with that run-a-way horse wouldn't be pretty. In the meantime, some prominent people such as billionaire New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, had a few things to say. He's not too worried needs to be curtailed, but made the observation that the world will lend noted: If you owe the bank $50,000, you got a problem; if you owe the bank $50 million, they got a problem". As for cutting spending through "waste", he made this concluding remark: One of the problems is the programs that I want are waste. And I think the programs that you want put in by Congress, signed by the president. There was a reason for it, or a constituency for it. Most of the tax breaks are designed to encourage or discourage economic activity. There's a reason for it". I think he nailed it and the problem. But it is scary that we might consider ourselves too big to fail and can Sounds like the housing boom that triggered most of this mess. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 39 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Loving You Elvis Show Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA EXE Mtg.5:45pm Reg. Mtg.-6pm Pizza available All Day Exe.Com. Mtg.-6pm Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Stan Johnson 6:30-9:30pm Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amCheck with the Post for any upcoming events email post305@msn.com www.post305.org We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. Celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 16th from 12-6:30 p.m. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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40 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 2/22 Vandalism5600 Blk 11th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise2700 Blk Tifton St. S. Domestic3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1800 Blk 57th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence2300 Blk 52nd St. S. Neighbor Problem2400 Blk 54th St. S. Disorderly Conduct5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Trespass5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Drug Call5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle700 Blk 61st St. S. Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 2/23 Trespass800 Blk 64th St. S. Noise1600 Blk 58th St. S. Noise5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5700 Blk 26th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem1200 Blk 53rd Ave. S. Burglary Residence2600 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Burglary Vehicle3100 Blk 59th St. S. Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Sunday 2/24 Domestic2200 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disturbance5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence54th Ave. & 29th Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 24th Ave. S. Monday 2/25 Animal Call5300 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 8th Ave. S Tuesday 2/26 DUI3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem3000 Blk York St. S. I f Y ou H aven t T alke d T o U s A bo ut I nsuranceYo ur l oca l agent kn ows your l oca l needs.Y our e Paying T oo Much W Agent Agent S. Located Next to State F arm209-8888727 W e work w it h o ver 50 com pa ni es to get you the best r at es!W ade@whitcoinsurance.com Kathy@whitcoinsurance.com Domestic6200 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft6800 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. Hit & Run5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk 31st St. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. Wednesday 2/27 Theft5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5900 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Civil Matter2600 Blk Upton St. S. Fraud/Forgery6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call4900 Blk 12th Ave. S. Disturbance52nd St. & 11th Ave. S. Theft5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Panhandler2200 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble2200 Blk Beach Bld. S. Accident with Injuries15th Ave. & 58th St. S. Assault/Battery5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. DUI15th Ave. & 58th St. S. Thursday 2/28 Domestic5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Animal Call64th St. off Pelican Dr. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. Trespass5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 41 Try your hand at Sudoku Paddys in the Park Village Partners International and and School to be held on Sunday, March 17th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive in St. Pete Beach. Event features food, drinks, bagpipers and entertainment includes Zack Biss, Seven Nations, Circus Cowboys. At 1:30 there will be a special performance by Scariff Hardiman School of Irish Dance. Literacy Festival in its Third Year place on Saturday, March 16th in the parkland behind the St. Branch Library located at 1059 18th Avenue S. and the adjacent Enoch Davis Center. The festival, run by 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 yahoo.com. 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.

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42 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Common Misconceptions about Wills and Trusts The following are a few common misconceptions that Akerson Law 1. Does a valid last will and testament avoid probate? No, a will does not help you avoid probate. In fact, the last will and testament is the primary tool of the probate system. A will serves as the instructions from you to the Probate Court as to how you want your property distributed. The Probate Court then ensures that all probatable assets are collected and valued. Then, after all bills and taxes are paid, the property can be distributed to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. 2. If I have a will, can my property be distributed to my heirs in a few weeks? Unfortunately, this does not happen in the vast majority of probate proceedings. Occasionally, family administration or summary administration procedures may be reduce the time period for a probate proceeding which requires formal administration. A typical formal probate administration in the State of Florida will take six (6) months to one (1) year to properly close the estate. 3. If I have a last will and testament, will my will prevent a quarrel over my a properly drafted and authenticated will does not prevent any interested party from contesting a probate matter (including the amount of 4. Can my living trust be changed? Yes, a living trust may be changed or even eliminated so long as the trust is declared to be revocable. Some trusts are declared to be irrevocable and accordingly cannot be changed. people with large estates? No, living who desire to avoid the probate process which currently can be more time-consuming and costly than the administration of a living trust when someone passes on. Of course, those people with larger estates will greater estate tax savings. 6. If I have a living trust, do I need Internal Revenue Service? Generally, the grantor and the trustee of a revocable living trust will not need to the trust. Generally, a personal 1040 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 GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG.51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 43 Stray Cat Pays Tribute to Fallen OfcerPhoto courtesy of Ofcer Brian Bubba Bilbrey.ST. PETERSBURG On February 21, on the second anniversary of St. Petersburg Police gathered at Demens landing to remember their fallen brother. They had another visitor that night. To understand why this visitor meant so Crawford. He loved cats, according to his partner of over 16 years, Stu Crisco. Dave was a big cat lover. You would look at Dave and assume he was a big mountain type of a man and you would have thought he had dogs, but he had have turned it away. He was just a big cat lover; he liked cats. uncommon in downtown St. Petersburg appeared. one? It was just kind of an odd situation, because it laid down and kind of stared at The cat just sat there for a couple of minutes and walked on off into the dark, St. Albans offers St. Paddys Day Dinner St. Albans Episcopal Church is having a St. Patricks Dinner Party on Friday, March 15th in their Parish Hall located at 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and cabbage, and all the trimmings, dessert and beverage). Live music will entertain! Cost is $12 per person. Tickets need to be purchased at the Massachusetts Society to Meet The next meeting of the Massachusetts Society will be on Wednesday, March 13th at 1 p.m. at the Beachway Mobile Home Park on 54th St. S. in Gulfport. Come and celebrate the Societys 100th birthday. They also have a member who will be celebrating her 100th birthday. Lynn Brown from the Gulfport Historical Museum will be speaking on the history of Gulfport. Birthday cake and coffee will be served. They cordially invite all Bay state neighbors and friends. Jeff Klinkenberg to Speak at the Library Library for an entertaining evening Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. He will speak about tales of wild Florida that shaped the culture of the people who dared to live here; honoring Viva Florida 500. Florida culture for the Tampabay Times, is the author of the book collection of essays, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, published by University Press of Florida. Previous anthologies, Seasons of Real Florida and Dispatches from the Land of Flowers have been best sellers. His forthcoming book Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida will be released later this year. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Dave Mather, City of Gulfport Library Administrator, at 727-893-1075. 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

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44 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Red Light Cameras Q: At a recent city council meeting, Lieutenant Stone told council there was no way to tell how much money the red light cameras brought in to the city. Is this true? How can a city not know where it gets its money or how much it gets? A: It does. Heres what Police Chief Rob Vincent said about the cameras, how the money end of the tickets work, and what money Gulfports seen to date. The following is the e-mail Chief Vincent sent the Gabber in response to this question. When a red light camera (RLC) violation is initially processed, the vehicle paid within 30 days (roughly 60% were in 2012), the money comes directly to the City of Gulfport. We must then pay $83 per violation to the State of clerk of the court, Mr. Ken Burke. The city of Gulfport receives monthly are not distinguished in this report from other types of violations. At the time Lieutenant Stone made his council presentation, there hadnt been and then calculate them separately. Weve since done that analysis, and the overall numbers for 2012 are as follows: Approximate Net: $52,625 of September ($3225), October ($6450) and November ($5475). Business F eatur e Story $250. Service Business Car d $31.25. R eal Estat e fr om $15. Display A dvertising fr om $51.60 per issuetheG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Sav e More With Frequency Discounts A dvertising@theGabber .com 72 7. 32 1. 69 65 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 & 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.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 45 You're still with us, BillBy Lou Scherer Photo by Joan Barry When the Gulfport Senior Tennis group learned that Bill Heffernan had died, each tennis match as one of honor and respect. His unerring noblesse with his tennis racket did not overshadow the way he wore his hat or danced with his beautiful wife, Marie, or regaled us with his stories. The tennis group, with sadness and a sense of great loss, pondered and discussed ways to keep his memory alive in our midst. The idea that all the members agreed upon, with the greatest affection, was to purchase a new bench for the Gulfport Tennis Court. A small group was positively received by Mayor Mike Yakes and City Manager and individuals who wish to memorialize their loved ones. The bench is now in place with its commemorative plaque honoring Bill as he did. St. Johns Annual St. Pats Party will host their Annual St. Pats Party on Thursday, March 14th at 7 p.m. in Msgr Trainor Hall, 84th Ave. and Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach. Cost is $15 and includes corn beef sandwiches and Irish soda bread. Wine is available. Event features music, dancing, free snacks and beer. School. Call 727-367-9813 or 867-2785 for tickets. 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. Pilgrim Church to Offer Irish Fare Church, 6315 Central Avenue, on Friday, March 15 between 4:306:30 p.m. They are celebrating the 44th Anniversary of the Child Development Center and are offering a corned beef and cabbage dinner with bread, beverage and cake for only $8 if purchased in advance, $9 at the door. For children age 10 and under, they offer a hot dog dinner with carrots, fruit, beverage and cake for $3.50. There will be face painting for the children as well. Call 347-1226 or 347-1227 to make reservations. Seating is limited so reserve early.

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46 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 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 cepelinai (grated potato 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. Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge Gulf Beach Masonic Lodge No. 291, located at 14020 Marguerite Dr. in Madeira Beach, announces its newest Master Mason. Brother Matthew Butcher was made a Master Mason at a ceremony held at the Masonic Temple on February 28th in the presence of 62 members and visiting Masons. Masons from as far away as England were in attendance as well as Past Grand Master of Masons of the state of Rhode Island, Most Worshipful was prepared beforehand by Brother and enjoyed by all. Freemasonry is a fraternal organization for men ages 18 and up which provides an outlet for good men to be a part of an organization which is charitable, brotherly and morally sound. For more information about Freemasonry, please visit the Lodges website at www.gulfbeachlodge.org or email the Secretary, Howard Knapp, at secretary@gulfbeachlodge.org AKC Sanctioned Match Show The St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Association is having an AKC Sanctioned Match Show at Azalea Park, 1600 72nd Street N. in St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 24th. A Match Show is a practice show that can be a good experience for people and their dogs, especially people new to dog shows. It is open to all AKC dog breeds. Here is an opportunity to see if dog shows are for you and your dog. There will be classes for puppies and adult dogs, 10:30 to 11:30 and judging begins rings of judging. AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing will be done at the Match site from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information and a stpetersburgdogfanciers.com. 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. Fresh Market Collects Pantry Donations The Gulfport Merchants Association continues to collect donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. S., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each week. The Pantry, which offers food and other needed items to struggling Gulfport individuals and families, is in great need of donations to keep up with the needs of its clients. The stock of items on Pantry shelves has been greatly diminished since the holidays and new donations will be much appreciated. CTK Needs Pants, Shoes Clothes To Kids has a shortage of young boys and girls pants (sizes 6-16) and tennis shoes for children in grades K-12. Please help by donating gently used clothes and shoes. You can also help by attending the CTK annual fundraising luncheon on March 21st. They encourage you to purchase your tickets today and support the children in Pinellas County! Clothes To Kids will host their annual Clothe a Child Fundraising Luncheon on Thursday, March 21st, from 12-1 p.m. at St. Petersburg Coliseum. The price for one ticket is $50. ($50 is what it costs CTK to provide a low-income, school-age child with a weeks worth of clothing.) Table sponsorships begin at $400 for a table of eight. Visit www. clothestokids.org to purchase tickets. The public is invited however; no tickets will be available at the door. at 441-5050, ext.22 or jenniferj@ clothestokids.org. 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 a Magic home game. The league will $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.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 47 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 This striking Tuxedo kitty is a real live valentine with a heart on the tip of her nose. At 8 months of age, Valentine loves to be petted and purrs with contentment. To see this unusually marked feline with exquisite gold eyes, call an SOS volunteer at 727-545-1116. You might also want to check out the SOS website at www.saveourstraysinc.com to see other SOS cats available for adoption. Save Our Strays Orchid Society Annual Auction and Sale The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their annual auction and sale on March 16th at Seminole United Methodist Church, 5400 Seminole Blvd. in Seminole. Plant preview begins at 9 a.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m. and runs until the plants are gone. No admission charge, free parking, credit cards are accepted. Contact Ruth Cannon 727-550-7993, gramorchid@ gmail.com or http://www.fwcos.org. 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 727-323-5857. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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48 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 (Pool) Sharks at Town Shores! Pictured are some of the "hustlers" who participated in the annual Town Shores Billiard Tournament. Winning in 6 of 8 events was Jerry Trissel, far right in the front row. The annual Town Shores Billiards Tournament was completed on February 19th, 2013 with a grueling game of strait pool between two of the top players runnerup Rich Neice for the Strait Pool Championship. This was just one of the many matches (over 80) of 1 to 5 games each that had been played throughout and runners up will be honored in the traditional way by having their names added to the "Board of Champions" in the billiard room. Congratulations to the winners and also, thanks to all the entries who participated and made for a competitive season of Billiards. MOAA 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.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. This award is in keeping with their support the artistic endeavors of young people.Aqua Zumba on Saturday Mornings with low impact and all the resistance qualities of the water. Perfect for all at your own pace. Burns calories, tone your whole body and have fun while youre doing it. Class is offered at The City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr on Saturday mornings from 10:1511:15 a.m. Cost is only $5 SPB residents and $6 non-residents. This class also accepts Silver Sneakers! For more information call 727363-9264 or visit www.spbrec.com.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 49 FREE Spring Break at Gulfport Rec Spring Break is March 25thth and the Gulfport Recreation Center has a fun week planned with exciting The program is for children in Kindergarten to age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. p.m. Registration fees are $17 for residents and $110 for nonresident. Fees are $55 for the week for residents and $110 for the week for non-residents. Space is limited Program hours are 7:30 a.m.:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Registration packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or online at MyGulfport.us Departments Leisure Services Rec Center. Call 727-893-1068 for more information. 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. Blast from the Past! presents Blast from the Past Musical Memories of the 50s and 60s on Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Remember Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Roy Orbison, Diane Renay, Elvis, Peggy Lee, Patty Page, Richie Valens and more! These performers will bring back those memories. A Dick Clark type announcer will be on stage to introduce them all. Directed and produced by Dave OBrian and Cookie McPhee. Tickets are $7 or bring a friend at two for $10! Tickets are available now at the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. This event supports the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center Foundation. Gulfport Toastmasters Gulfport Toastmasters congratulates the winners of its Table Topics and International Speech Contests! Karin Schlesinger, the winner of its Inaugural Table Topics Contest on February 6 and Steve Harding won the International Speech Contest onFebruary 13. Both winners will represent the chapter at the Area 10 Table Topics Contest on March 22 at All Childrens Hospital Business & Technology Building Employee Education Room #1. Toastmasters provides a fun and supportive learning environment Its perfect for managers, business owners, college students, parents, and anyone who interacts with other of Toastmasters include overcoming your fear of public speaking, improving your leadership skills, and making new friends. Gulfport Toastmasters meets every Wednesday evening from 6:157:30 p.m. at The Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Avenue S. (corner of Tangerine Ave. S. and 51st St. S.), Gulfport. Guests are welcome to drop in and check it out! For more information, contact info@gulfporttoastmasters.com, call 727-537-9098 or visit www. gulfporttoastmasters.com.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. For more information contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1074.

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50 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 By Cathy Salustri Last month we featured Cedar Key. On the way to Cedar Key, you will see a sign for Rosewood. This is the story of the ghost town. Rosewood listed on any map of places to see in Florida. In fact, most folks in the area would prefer we all forget about it or, at the very least, never come looking for what remains of the town. Rosewood doesnt exist anymore, at least not in any real sense. A sign, a marker, and one hosue are all that remain. The church, the mill, the homes of this quiet black community? Gone, burned to the ground by angry white men who had nothing but one wildy unsubstantiated allegation about one man. Those white men didnt just punish one man for a sin he, as all evidence suggests, didnt commit. They exterminated, fear, an entire town.WHAT: On New Years Day 1923, a white woman in Sumter said a black man in neighboring Rosewood assaulted her. Although her story may not have stood up to any sort of scrutiny, locals accepted her story without question and mounted hundred Klansmen rallying in Gainseville, to Rosewood. Once there, they systematically destroyed the town. For several days, white men tor tured, shot and killed Rosewood residents. Black children and families hid in the swamp, hoping to escape the wrath of the white men. White men torched homes and the town church. The Sheriff tried, with lim ited success, to protect Rosewood resi dents. Nevertheless, the white men wholly and completely obliterated the town. They didnt kill all the of the all-black town: when faced with the threat of torture, That fear followed them. On February 11, 1923, a grand jury inves Rosewood essentially disappeared. Authorities later seized land for back taxes.WHY: Why on earth would anyone seek out any shred of a memory of something so aw ful? There is truly nothing to see but the marker and, through the trees, a home that sheltered some of the townsfolk during the massacre. Dont go for the tourism value; go because we bur ied this atrocity. No one spoke of the incident until 1994, when the Florida Legislature agreed to compensate sur vivors. In the interim, many survivors lived in fear; at least one woman lived under an assumed name until she died, fearing that the posse (or its descendants) would come for her.WHO: The Real Rose wood Foundation was created in 2002 to develop a Rosewood family connection, expand the search, authenticate history, locate lost survivors/descendants, track down white descendants invit ing cultural participation to preserve Rosewood history. The Foundation holds annual family reunions and maintains a web site, on which you can read a more complete account of the 1923 events. WHEN: Theres noth ing left to see but roads and one house with prominently displayed no trespassing signs. You can see those things anytime the sun shines.WHERE: West of US 19 on State Road 24, on the south side of the road, just marker pictured and a green highway sign.More Info: Learn more at RosewoodFlorida.com and DisplaysForSchools.com/rosewood Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com. Rosewood: History Buried and Remembered

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 51 We V oluntar y Pre-K Provider ., St. P St. 727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING Safe Home Workshop On Wednesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. join Buddy Cloud with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Communities for a Lifetime as he discusses The SAFE Homes program at the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Buddy will discuss a collection of home related safety tips to help keep your home in tip-top form for secure and mobile accessibility and comfort. This event is free and open to the public. Underwater Egg Hunt The City of St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatics Complex is excited to be hosting its 6th Annual Underwater Egg Hunt in the pool on Saturday, March 23rd. Children will swim and dive for colored, prizeevent. Three different sessions of the egg hunt will be held so that all children get to participate; the sessions are 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 10:45 a.m. The Underwater Egg Hunt costs just $4 per. Children are encouraged to bring mesh bags to gather their eggs. 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. Wedding at 727-289-7418. Musical fun at the Gulfport Library Looking for something to do with 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! For more information 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.

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52 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 Obituaries (con't.) Local Obituaries, of St. Pete Beach, died February 24, 2013. He was born Feb. 9, 1927 in Miami. Son of Walter Franklin Carr and Annie Smith Carr of Big Stone Gap, VA. Beloved husband of Maureen Patricia (Gibbons) Carr for 63 years. Father of Deborah Ciak and Michael W. Carr (and Ekaterini) Eva Petrecca (and Daniele), Rachel Trey), Daniel Carr, Lucas Carr, Alexander Carr and Ryan Carr, Catherine Beatty (and William) Lewis Watson). Great-Grandfather of Liliana and Nicolas Petrecca and the special friend and brother he never had; Harry W. Cromie, former Army buddy and lifelong friend, who introduced Walter to Maureen; nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Carr, Mary Witt and Margaret Brunson. Walter grew up in Tennessee and Virginia and resided in Pittsburgh, PA for 40 years before retiring to Palm Harbor, and subsequently St. Pete Beach. He worked in the telecommunications department of Equitable Resources Co. in Pittsburgh, PA for 35 years. He served in the US Army as a radio operator; was a ham radio operator, W3RWZ; and had a lifelong FCC license 1st class. He was an avid reader, loved watching old movies and following the news. He was a member of the American Legion Post Church. Known as an airplane was an avid sports fan with a special love of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays. He traveled the world, but especially loved Ireland, traveling there 40 times with his wife, Maureen, with whom he dearly loved sharing his joyous life's journey. Walter was most happy when spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was known by all who knew him to be full of laughter and when he walked into a room, he would light it up with the smile in his eyes. He loved telling jokes and many times could not get through the telling without breaking out in laughter. Walter's wonderful smile, memorable laugh, gentle way and total love of life will be greatly missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing him. The family asks that memorial contributions can be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, South Pinellas Council, Inc., 384 15th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-2016 or "Support our Troops", 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706. A celebration of Walter's life will be held on Saturday, March 9 Vianney Church. THOMAS CLAUDE SR., 93, passed away February 21, 2013. Tommy was a long time resident of St. Pete Beach. Born in Elora, Tennessee on enlisted in the Army. Tommy served overseas, eventually returning stateside to Drew Field which is now Tampa Airport. He married Mary Alethea McMullen in 1942, they had one daughter, and moved to St. Pete Beach in 1946. Not afraid of hard work they opened Gulf Produce Market, Beach Transfer, Kilpatrick Paving and Beach Patrol. Tommy was deputized by the Sheriff becoming the beach. In 1956, they purchased the Clock Restaurant from brother Cecil, changing the name to Gayles Restaurant. Divorced in the late 50s, he met and married Ruth Pillion. and continued the hard work of running the businesses. Tommy worked into his late 80s. He always said If youve got time to lean, youve got time to clean. Tommy is presurvived by daughters Nancy Gayle, Kelley; sons, Tommy (Carol); Robert grandchildren, Amber, Scott, Keith, Megan, Michelle, William, Madelyn, T.C.III, Savannah, and Robert Trevor, Colin, Ava, Brody, Ryan, nieces and nephews. We all love and miss you! A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 9th, at 3 p.m., at Pass-a-Grille Community Church, 107 Sixteenth Avenue in donation may be made to Hospice. 89, of St. Pete Beach passed away March 3, 2013. Born in the Bronx, NY, Herbert came here in 1970, and was a retired Captain for the New York City Fire Department where he worked for 23 years. Locally, he was a physical education teacher for Pinellas County Schools at Pasadena Elementary for 15 years. He was a graduate of New York University and the New York State Maritime Academy. He was a member of St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his wife of 64 years Evelyn; daughter by son Thomas G. Kraft. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery, 49th Street and 54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg. Online guestbook at davidcgross. com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. 64, of St. Pete Beach passed away on Feb. 16, 2013 from a heart attack. He was a proud School in Tampa and Hillsborough Community College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam war. He was preceded Elier; and older sister, Helen. He will be missed by many, especially by his loving friend Courtney Scott. Sarasota National Cemetery. age 86, of Gulfport, peacefully passed away Feb. 14, 2013. Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY. She was a graduate of the Long Island, NY. Mary became an LPN and enjoyed a Nursing career. She also excelled in real estate as a licensed Realtor. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Swenson. She is survived of Singer Island; Paul Carbone of St. Petersburg; Debra Carbone of Centerport, Long Island, NY, Laureen Lofgren of Clearwater and Maribeth Goldstein of San Francisco, CA; 18 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 15, Catholic Church on St. Pete Beach. Burial will follow at Bay Pines Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. From the family of HARVEY "MIKE" HAINES Yesterday (3/3/2013) was my husband's memorial service. A true celebration of his life. Even in my sorrow, I am blessed to be surrounded by so many friends that are my family in so many ways! I thank each of you for your sympathies, condolences and words of comfort and love. Mike's service was a testament to how he lived his life. I know he was "hanging out" in a doorway, wearing his camo, watching and smiling. Mayor Mike trouble, so graciously welcomed everyone, led us in the 23rd Psalm, spoke of his conversations with Mike, gave us words of comfort and delivered & Laura Farrell, sang the request of "Come by the Hills". I know it was a tough moment, but Laura found it in her heart to sing in such a sweet, soft and clear voice... just beautiful! mandolin to her guitar. (Thank you once again.) A man that knew Mike from the time he was a youngster, was Mike. He reminisced of Mike's grandfather and uncle in the old days when they'd shoot their dinner from the bedroom window, or convert an old car to a swamp buggy, and how that formulated Mike in to the man we know today. David Lee Maxwell spoke through his tears of his love as a brother for Mike. How Mike extended his home when David Lee was burned out of his and how neat that he knew all the words to the songs on the radio, but was always slightly off key when he sang. David trunked palm tree to represent the two families that we have in our lives one that the creator has given life-paths along the way. These are friends that become our family. A man that Mike looked up to for his Native American artifact knowledge and the love of exploring all things little things, is Mac Perry. Mac is also an accomplished musician and offered the tune of "Going Home" on service with a word of how he didn't only share the same name, but the love of the land and his home, family, and being there to help others in their need. Mike Yakes then closed with leading us in the The Lord's Prayer. Ahhh... Folks, it doesn't end there, there was fellowship and renewing of old friendships and ties of the past. Each person there had a favorite Mike Haines story to tell. A special thank you needs to go to my SweetBay Supermarket in Pasadena for the awesome platters and even are caring people at the store, as are the rest of the employees. It makes me proud to work with them. Mike was part of Camp Misery hunting club in Perry Fla. Some of his hunting buddies and their wives made the drive down. Butchy smoked and cooked up about 8-10 slabs of fresh ribs and they brought a huge pan of delicious baked beans. There were more foods, salads and treats brought by some additional friends as well as a few of you that lent a hand in general through-out the day, and I thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness. There were two ladies that came to help get set-up and were there till the Kincaid, couldn't have had it all done without you. David Lee Maxwell and Rocky Ruckman provided the sound system for us. That sure was an important thing we needed there and I thank you guys for taking care of that. Neighbor and friend, originally from Wales, Carol Faulkner did my least favorite thing in the world, she ironed and pressed Mike's kilt for me so that it looked perfect for his memory table. I am ever so grateful to my son Ken Stump, his two friends Doyle and Chris. Chris was my all around "get-this for me guy" while Doyle took command of the kitchen. care of mom" stuff that a good son does. Thank you to Deborah at South Pasadena City Hall, for helping me to our gathering. To everyone that let me cry on their shoulder or laugh at a Mike-ism or just tell me how they cared for him I love you and thank you for being there. His brothers, Patrick and Bobby, and sister-in-law Betty are also appreciative of the many people that loved Mike. I love Mike and always will. Personally, I know the reality of this, but each morning and evening I feel he's just up in the woods hunting and will be there a bit longer. I choose to believe this for a while longer it's ok. In the meantime I'll be trying to continue live the way that would make him proud. Thank you everyone, Louise "MsGoody" Haines and family

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 53 Obituaries (con't.)Local Obituaries, of St. Pete Beach, died February 24, 2013. He was born Feb. 9, 1927 in Miami. Son of Walter Franklin Carr and Annie Smith Carr of Big Stone Gap, VA. Beloved husband of Maureen Patricia (Gibbons) Carr for 63 years. Father of Deborah Ciak and Michael W. Carr (and Ekaterini) Eva Petrecca (and Daniele), Rachel Trey), Daniel Carr, Lucas Carr, Alexander Carr and Ryan Carr, Catherine Beatty (and William) Lewis Watson). Great-Grandfather of Liliana and Nicolas Petrecca and the special friend and brother he never had; Harry W. Cromie, former Army buddy and lifelong friend, who introduced Walter to Maureen; nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Carr, Mary Witt and Margaret Brunson. Walter grew up in Tennessee and Virginia and resided in Pittsburgh, PA for 40 years before retiring to Palm Harbor, and subsequently St. Pete Beach. He worked in the telecommunications department of Equitable Resources Co. in Pittsburgh, PA for 35 years. He served in the US Army as a radio operator; was a ham radio operator, W3RWZ; and had a lifelong FCC license 1st class. He was an avid reader, loved watching old movies and following the news. He was a member of the American Legion Post Church. Known as an airplane was an avid sports fan with a special love of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays. He traveled the world, but especially loved Ireland, traveling there 40 times with his wife, Maureen, with whom he dearly loved sharing his joyous life's journey. Walter was most happy when spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was known by all who knew him to be full of laughter and when he walked into a room, he would light it up with the smile in his eyes. He loved telling jokes and many times could not get through the telling without breaking out in laughter. Walter's wonderful smile, memorable laugh, gentle way and total love of life will be greatly missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing him. The family asks that memorial contributions can be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, South Pinellas Council, Inc., 384 15th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-2016 or "Support our Troops", 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL, 33706. A celebration of Walter's life will be held on Saturday, March 9 Vianney Church. THOMAS CLAUDE SR., 93, passed away February 21, 2013. Tommy was a long time resident of St. Pete Beach. Born in Elora, Tennessee on enlisted in the Army. Tommy served overseas, eventually returning stateside to Drew Field which is now Tampa Airport. He married Mary Alethea McMullen in 1942, they had one daughter, and moved to St. Pete Beach in 1946. Not afraid of hard work they opened Gulf Produce Market, Beach Transfer, Kilpatrick Paving and Beach Patrol. Tommy was deputized by the Sheriff becoming the beach. In 1956, they purchased the Clock Restaurant from brother Cecil, changing the name to Gayles Restaurant. Divorced in the late 50s, he met and married Ruth Pillion. and continued the hard work of running the businesses. Tommy worked into his late 80s. He always said If youve got time to lean, youve got time to clean. Tommy is presurvived by daughters Nancy Gayle, Kelley; sons, Tommy (Carol); Robert grandchildren, Amber, Scott, Keith, Megan, Michelle, William, Madelyn, T.C.III, Savannah, and Robert Trevor, Colin, Ava, Brody, Ryan, nieces and nephews. We all love and miss you! A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 9th, at 3 p.m., at Pass-a-Grille Community Church, 107 Sixteenth Avenue in donation may be made to Hospice. 89, of St. Pete Beach passed away March 3, 2013. Born in the Bronx, NY, Herbert came here in 1970, and was a retired Captain for the New York City Fire Department where he worked for 23 years. Locally, he was a physical education teacher for Pinellas County Schools at Pasadena Elementary for 15 years. He was a graduate of New York University and the New York State Maritime Academy. He was a member of St. Pete Beach. Survivors include his wife of 64 years Evelyn; daughter by son Thomas G. Kraft. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery, 49th Street and 54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg. Online guestbook at davidcgross. com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. 64, of St. Pete Beach passed away on Feb. 16, 2013 from a heart attack. He was a proud School in Tampa and Hillsborough Community College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam war. He was preceded Elier; and older sister, Helen. He will be missed by many, especially by his loving friend Courtney Scott. Sarasota National Cemetery. age 86, of Gulfport, peacefully passed away Feb. 14, 2013. Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY. She was a graduate of the Long Island, NY. Mary became an LPN and enjoyed a Nursing career. She also excelled in real estate as a licensed Realtor. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Swenson. She is survived of Singer Island; Paul Carbone of St. Petersburg; Debra Carbone of Centerport, Long Island, NY, Laureen Lofgren of Clearwater and Maribeth Goldstein of San Francisco, CA; 18 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 15, Catholic Church on St. Pete Beach. Burial will follow at Bay Pines Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. From the family of HARVEY "MIKE" HAINES Yesterday (3/3/2013) was my husband's memorial service. A true celebration of his life. Even in my sorrow, I am blessed to be surrounded by so many friends that are my family in so many ways! I thank each of you for your sympathies, condolences and words of comfort and love. Mike's service was a testament to how he lived his life. I know he was "hanging out" in a doorway, wearing his camo, watching and smiling. Mayor Mike trouble, so graciously welcomed everyone, led us in the 23rd Psalm, spoke of his conversations with Mike, gave us words of comfort and delivered & Laura Farrell, sang the request of "Come by the Hills". I know it was a tough moment, but Laura found it in her heart to sing in such a sweet, soft and clear voice... just beautiful! mandolin to her guitar. (Thank you once again.) A man that knew Mike from the time he was a youngster, was Mike. He reminisced of Mike's grandfather and uncle in the old days when they'd shoot their dinner from the bedroom window, or convert an old car to a swamp buggy, and how that formulated Mike in to the man we know today. David Lee Maxwell spoke through his tears of his love as a brother for Mike. How Mike extended his home when David Lee was burned out of his and how neat that he knew all the words to the songs on the radio, but was always slightly off key when he sang. David trunked palm tree to represent the two families that we have in our lives one that the creator has given life-paths along the way. These are friends that become our family. A man that Mike looked up to for his Native American artifact knowledge and the love of exploring all things little things, is Mac Perry. Mac is also an accomplished musician and offered the tune of "Going Home" on service with a word of how he didn't only share the same name, but the love of the land and his home, family, and being there to help others in their need. Mike Yakes then closed with leading us in the The Lord's Prayer. Ahhh... Folks, it doesn't end there, there was fellowship and renewing of old friendships and ties of the past. Each person there had a favorite Mike Haines story to tell. A special thank you needs to go to my SweetBay Supermarket in Pasadena for the awesome platters and even are caring people at the store, as are the rest of the employees. It makes me proud to work with them. Mike was part of Camp Misery hunting club in Perry Fla. Some of his hunting buddies and their wives made the drive down. Butchy smoked and cooked up about 8-10 slabs of fresh ribs and they brought a huge pan of delicious baked beans. There were more foods, salads and treats brought by some additional friends as well as a few of you that lent a hand in general through-out the day, and I thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness. There were two ladies that came to help get set-up and were there till the Kincaid, couldn't have had it all done without you. David Lee Maxwell and Rocky Ruckman provided the sound system for us. That sure was an important thing we needed there and I thank you guys for taking care of that. Neighbor and friend, originally from Wales, Carol Faulkner did my least favorite thing in the world, she ironed and pressed Mike's kilt for me so that it looked perfect for his memory table. I am ever so grateful to my son Ken Stump, his two friends Doyle and Chris. Chris was my all around "get-this for me guy" while Doyle took command of the kitchen. care of mom" stuff that a good son does. Thank you to Deborah at South Pasadena City Hall, for helping me to our gathering. To everyone that let me cry on their shoulder or laugh at a Mike-ism or just tell me how they cared for him I love you and thank you for being there. His brothers, Patrick and Bobby, and sister-in-law Betty are also appreciative of the many people that loved Mike. I love Mike and always will. Personally, I know the reality of this, but each morning and evening I feel he's just up in the woods hunting and will be there a bit longer. I choose to believe this for a while longer it's ok. In the meantime I'll be trying to continue live the way that would make him proud. Thank you everyone, Louise "MsGoody" Haines and family

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54 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 By Matthew Margolis Dont Be Shy about Asking Why My 4-year-old mutt, Seamus, bit my stepson on the nose. In doing so, he ripped off a piece of his nose, and doctors are stitching it back on as I type. This is the second time hes gone was a year ago. Both times, my stepson put his face in Seamus face. We are the second owner. I sent a whether he could provide any information. Seamus has been with us for more than three years. He is current on all of his vaccines and has been neutered. Please, any advice would be welcome. (END ITAL) Not knowing the dog and not knowing the actual circumstances, the best advice I can give is: --Enlist the services of a dog trainer who specializes in aggression -yesterday. home without small children. --Keep Seamus separated from your stepson at all times. --Teach your stepson how to appropriately and kindly handle animals. Thats my after-the-fact advice. The best solution for this kind of problem is prevention. When inheriting a dog from a friend or relative, or adopting from a stranger, dont be shy about asking why. Why are you giving your dog away? is a natural curiosity, and it could save you a lot of heartache. Be prepared, though. People are rarely forthright with details that could work against them. If someone tells you they have to rehome their dog because their child or spouse is allergic, persist. Ask: --How does your dog get along with your child? Your spouse? You? --Does your dog guard resources such as food, bones, toys or bed? --How does he behave when guests come over? --How is he with other dogs and cats (or any other animals hell have cause to associate with if he goes home with you)? --Is he friendly when approached by strange people and animals on walks? Then persist further. Request to walk the dog yourself. Ask that the whole family be present with the dog at some point in your presence, and make sure every member of your family meets the dog before he moves in. Ask to play with the dog and his favorite toy, and tell the owner youd like to come around for feeding time -for the dog, not you. And if this dog will be living with another dog, arrange an introduction on neutral territory before committing. Seeing is believing. paramedic Bob Brown came home to the basement stairs in their home, dog bite wounds adorning her neck. According to The Chicago Tribune, an 44, died of dog bites to her neck from a 140-pound mastiff. The Browns had adopted the mastiff only a week earlier, from a relative. The reason the family member cited for giving up the dog? They could not care for it anymore. French Mastiffs, while large, are typically gentle giants. But breed is no guarantee of temperament. The only thing investigators unearthed that could have played a role in the attack is that the mastiff wasnt getting along with one of the Browns two older dogs. Inviting a dog into your life is a big deal. Its your life, your home, your family. Its a 10to 20-year commitment. Dont be shy. Dont feel obligated. Ask questions until you the interests of everyone, including the dog. SPCA Pet of the WeekWould you look at Calic! This 2 year old beauty is a pug and beagle mix. She is the perfect size dog for apartments. Calic enjoys playing with all animals and would love to meet some well into any family. To meet Calic and all her shelter friends come over to 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo. SPCATampaBay. org. Bert is a 10 month old, 36 lb. male Shepherd mix. When he is not posing pretty for pictures, he enjoys long walks and loves to play with toys. To learn more about Bert and our other adoptable animals, please contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 55 The Smell of HomeIts funny how certain smells grandmothers house, for example, had a certain scent cigarette smoke thinly veiled by copious amounts of Lysol spray. If I smell that unique combination, Im transported back to my grandmothers house for a weekend sleepover, complete with episodes of Fantasy Island and Planters Cheese Balls. I dont believe this an uncommon phenomena (well, except for the cheese balls); many people have scent-activated memory. Another such memory thats quite strong? Walking into the gas station on the corner of 53rd Street South and Gulfport Boulevard. It takes me back almost ten years, to Hurricane Charley. My landlord, also a mortgage broker, had somehow convinced me, a struggling freelance writer, that I could afford property in the Art District. Armed with nothing but optimism, I bought a home with a mother-in-law suite on the corner of 23rd Avenue and 58th Street the house with tenants. Together we weathered one hurricane after another in 2004, but the one that stands out in my mind is Charley. We were supposed to evacuate, but I had no intention of doing so. I hunkered down with an Internet connection, my DVD collection, and rations from Sammys. Sammy, for those of you who dont know him, owns and runs the gas station at 53rd Street and Gulfport Boulevard. Inside this gas station you this side of Tampa (and I think it surpasses any Ybor City Cuban Ive tasted). Yes, I get my Cubans at a gas only one. With world class restaurants in town, Sammy more than holds his own its not uncommon for him to run out of sandwiches by the end of the lunch rush. Walk into Sammys every morning and you will smell what I mean: the aromas of garlic, butter, pork and ham press together into a symphony that assaults your nose and makes your mouth water. If youre not too terribly fond of veggies and fruits, you could live off of what Sammy sells. For Hurricane Charley, I did. Sammy had a pizza oven back then, so I stocked up on Cubans, roast beef with horseradish and pizza. Sammys deli counter got us through the storm. Despite my happy memories, I should never have tried to be a landlord. I sold the house at the height of Gulfports housing boom, which made me happy. What made me sad was that, because of the housing boom, I couldnt afford a single family home in Gulfport remember, this was when the tiniest, run-down homes in Ward Four ran close to $200,000 so I bought a house in the south side of St. Petersburg. It was nothing like Gulfport, but it cost very little. I got what I paid for and ultimately left because I feared for my safety. Bartlett Park, despite Kenwoodesque 1920s-architecture and brick streets, couldnt hold a candle to Gulfport. When I left I headed for the beach, where I stayed until this week. One of the up sides of a bust economy? People who didnt ruin their credit or buy during the housing boom can buy a lot more house now than they could have eight years ago. Couple that with a rent increase and El Cap and I decided it wouldnt hurt to see what houses on the market looked like. We had every intention of buying on the beach, and we looked from Indian Rocks Beach south to the Don CeSar. The offerings were, to say the least, depressing. We found a lot of 1200 square foot boxes with questionable decorating decisions, no property, and high insurance rates. We did not want to spend the money to live directly on the water, so that left us with limited choices. Shortly after New Years, El Cap and I were in Gulfport when he remarked it reminded him of his hometown. Perhaps, he suggested, we should look at homes here. I reminded him of the longer commute, the absence of a body of water in which either of us would ever swim, and the charming yet persistent friendliness of a community like Gulfport (no one has ever accused either of us of being people people.) Nevertheless, we cautiously started looking at Gulfport homes. When a huge house on a double lot in Ward Four caught our eye, we did our homework. We pulled crime statistics. We talked to the police. We pulled the building card, the sewer card, and the permit history. We drove through the neighborhood at all hours. We talked to neighbors. We may or may not have driven the building inspector to drink over a few open permits. The Planning Department earned their salaries when it came to this house, I assure you, but thats another column for another day. The house and the neighborhood passed muster, and this morning I and terrazzo sunroom in our Gulfport home. I have to tell you, as good as it feels to be back, nothing compares with the way it felt this weekend. I had a small army of friends here, helping paint over some questionable decorating decisions (ask me later about the black and brass urinal and the blue paisley drapes and wallpaper) and I offered to go get sandwiches. I walked into Sammys shop, and even though I hadnt seen him in years, he greeted me by name, smiled at me, and asked, What can I get you, honey? The smell of his sandwiches took me back. It hadnt changed, not in almost a decade. It reminded me of so many little things, like my misadventures in rental property, eating Cubans off the wax butcher paper during the hurricane that missed us, countless morning coffees in confetti-colored Styrofoam cups. But it also reminded me of how Gulfport, despite its many problems, is an enduring community. The smell of those sandwiches, as odd as it may sound, reminded me of every reason I fell in love with Gulfport. Its the smell of home. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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56 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR PROSRefrigerators, Washers, Dryers. Same Day Service Call 727-320-6479. 2 Year Warranty, Low Repair Cost. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Save $20 mention this ad. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Caregivers CAREGIVER COMPANION-Seeking Work. Experience with the Elderly. Will Cook, Light Housekeeping. Excellent References. Please Call 727-488-6664. PIANO, ORGAN, KEYBOARD LESSONSIn Your Home, Your Convenience. Masters Degree in Music. Experienced Teaching for all ages. John, 727-345-2648. PERSONALIZED COMPUTER TRAININGFor Seniors, In your home. Call for appointment. Rent-A-Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 3473424. TENNIS LESSONS-Adults and children. Several Locations available. Groups or private. Reasonable rates. Call Dean or Linda for more information. 551-265-4460. Cleaning/Housekeeping HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. Gift Certicates Available. www.stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com 727-254-1950. NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Computer Service COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, Reasonable Rates. Services apply to all Microsoft/ Apple devices, iPads, Smart Phones. Call Bob 727-656-0435. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical Accounting Classes/Tutoring Cleaning/Housekeeping PERSONAL CLEANING EVERY TIME15 years experience. Very Detailed and organized. Carpet Cleaning. Windows. Residen tial, Move-Ins/Outs. Foreclosures, Rentals. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Honest, Reliable and Affordable, 727-648-7553B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 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.AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person VETERAN USMCFather of Seven, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 25 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. Heat/Air Conditioning Electrical PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

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58 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 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. 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. Insurance Lawn/Landscape LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. Marine Repair Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting Home Improvement Home Improvement WALL PAPER REMOVAL-Neat, Clean, Rea sonable. Free Estimates. Call Tom at 727-3432702.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Tex ture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Lawn/Landscape

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 59 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. Small Engine Repair Miscellaneous Service BANJOS AND MORE!Available for your parties. 727-368-0035. BUSY CANVAS AND UPHOLSTRY-Shop Needs Full/Part time help. Experience Only. captdz@hotmail.com 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. HAIRDRESSER FOR BOOTH RENTALCall Jackie at Elite Hair Styling. 727-637-3986. EXPERIENCED MAIDS For Private Homes & Condos. Drivers Only w/Clean License. Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. DEPENDABLE, MATURE PERSON-Needed for Errands, Grocery Shopping and Laundry. Four hours a week. References. Treasure Island 727-346-5529.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. Positions Wanted NEED WORK4 hours to 4 months. Bright energetic mature man w/many good references. Muscle to Music. Also will display your items at weekend market. Call taken by 727-347-3555. 1990 JEEP WRANGLER-Newer Tires, Runs Great! $3995. obo 727-345-3818. 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2500. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 2002 MAZDA 626 LX4Df, white sedan, 148K, real nice, 4 cyl, loaded. $2995. 727-571-1553. 2002 VOLVO S-80 T-64Dr. Champagne, silver leather, retiree owned and maintained. $5005. 727-571-1553. 2007 TOYOTA RAV 4-37,000 miles, Original Owner, Excellent Condition. $13,900 obo 727347-3345. 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING-47,000 miles, Good Condition. $6600. 727-288-8927. NO CREDIT BAD, BAD CREDIT-Cant Prove Income? No Problem. Call Mike at Autoplex 727-623-9021. Guaranteed Approval! Plumbing Help Wanted Automotive Automotive

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60 Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. TAX TIME MEANS TIME TO GET INTO-a New Vehicle with Guaranteed Credit Approval. Call Mike at Autoplex 727-623-9021 and Get Your New Vehicle Rolling! WITH AS LITTLE AS $499. DOWN-You Can be Driving in a New to You Car, Truck or SUV. Call Mike at Autoplex 727-623-9021 and Tell Him You Need a Vehicle Today! Furniture/Appliances POP-UP TRUNDLE BED-w/New Mattress. Steel Frame with Tensioned Fabric Platform. As New Condition. $125. 207-930-5991. SLEEP SOFA EXCELLENT-Condition. Key West Cottage Look. $100. obo St. Pete Beach. 315-727-1801. HOME OFFICEOfce chair, le cabinet (2-drawer), 1-year old like new $75. obo. St. Pete Beach 315-727-1801. WASHER/DRYERMaytag, 1-year old. Water Saver Model. Top of the line $550. OBO. St. Pete Beach. 315-727-1801 KENMORE SIDE BY SIDE-Refrigerator, Freezer. Excellent Condition. $100. 727-2026455. 2 BLUE HIGHBACK WING CHAIRS-Good Condition. $50. for Pair. 727-345-1056. A/C SYSTEMGOODMAN3 Ton, Good Condition, $400. 727-776-9739. General 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. PLAYPEN WITH PAD-Adjustable High Chair, (both) in Excellent Condition. $50.00 for Both. 727-343-4055. 3 DOZEN GRAY SALON TOWELS-16x30, 100% Cotton, New still in bag $45. Portable Trolley, 4 Removable Shelves, lock-in Model (black) slightly used $75. 727-265-7658. AC RECOVERY MACHINE$180. Vacuum Pump, $80. Set of Torches, $90. 727-2351338. SHEET OF STEEL-1/8 thick, 38 wide, 10ft. long. Make Offer. 727-4551572. A/C SYSTEMGOODMAN3 Ton, Good Condition, $400. 727-776-9739. Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. 2006 19 SEARAY SPORTOpen Bow, in/out, 4.3, 190hp, 300 Hours. Still Warranteed, Fresh water, Approx. $12,000. Mint Condition. 860573-1178 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.com FREE TO A GOOD HOME-Small (7lbs.) 4yr. old Female Cat. Spayed, Shots Up to date, Licensed. Unique Coloring (tan & white). 727644-7533.COCKER SPANIEL PUPFemale, Black w/White Markings, CKC and Health Certicates, Ready 3/9 727-345-2571. 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 2301 59TH ST. S.-Saturday 8am.-3pm. Moving, Everything Goes! FURNITURE TO BABY ITEMS-Lots of Everything! Saturday 8am-2pm. (rain day Sun.). Tremier Dr. off 22nd Ave. S. ( between 59th & 60th St. S.). PLANTS, LONG SURF BOARD-Jewelry and Lots More! Saturday 9am-? 3663 25th Ave. N. PASADENA COVE COMMUNITY SALE Saturday March 9th, 9-12 Only. Entrance on Pasadena Ave. Next to Ted Peters Restaurant. LOTS OF GREAT ITEMS-Household, some furniture, Misc. Sat. 7am.-4pm. 4611 7th Ave. N. ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD SALE Pasadena Golf Club Estates. Saturday, (Rain Day Sunday) 8am-2pm, Near Stetson University. 22nd Ave. S./Gulfport Blvd., & 64th St. Enter at Robin Rd., Royal Palm Drive, Follow Signs. 6286 10TH AVE. S.-Saturday 8:30-? Fun, Funky & Vintage! No Early Birds!ELKS LODGE #1224Annual Rummage Sale March 9th. 8:00am3:00pm. 2675 66th St. N. St. Pete. Furniture, Clothing and Much More! ESTATE SALESat, 3/9, 9-2p.m. 7483 Meadowlawn Dr. N. 2 Blocks east of 16th St. St. Pete. Tools, Some Furniture, Much Mid Century Kitchen, Decorative, Toys & Books. Collectors Welcome! HUGE SALE-885 67th St. S. Saturday 7am.3pm. 727-692-2311. Great Stuff! INDOOR/OUTDOOR SALEVintage tables Mid Century Items, Men/Womans bikes. Books, Collectibles. Pictures, Costume Jewelery. No Junk!. Large Variety.Sunday Only 10Am-? 2632 56th St. South. 5226 GULFPORT BLVD. S.Friday, 10:30a.m.4:30p.m. Albums, CDs, Electronics, Baby Items, Small Furniture, Tools, Household, Lots of Misc. Automotive Automotive General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Legal Notices SATURDAY 9-2Mid-Century/Danish Modern, Furniture, Art & Stuff, Antique Crib, 1995 Ford Windstar Van. 1320 Augusta Lane S. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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Gabber March 7 March 13, 2013 61 PASS-A-GRILLE BEACH-305 Gulf Way. (on gulf). Antiques, furniture, lamps, decorative Items, much ne china & atware, prints paintings, oriental rugs, lots of old stuff estate items, books, frames, much misc. Friday 3/8 and Saturday 3/9. 8am-3pm. MULTI-FAMILYSat. 3/9/13, 8a.m.-3p.m. 3821 Belle Vista Dr. E., St. Pete Beach. Fabulous household items, antiques, furniture, misc.GIGANTIC SALEFri. 8-1pm, Sat. 8-2. Furniture, Collectibles, tools, motorcycle, Nic-Knacks, Art, Antiques. 4293 48th Ave. S. TOWNSHORES LANCASTERCarport Sale, Saturday, March 9th, 8:30-Noon. Household Items, Mens Jackets, And other Treasures. Coffee, Krispy Cremes, Popcorn. Happy Talk THANK YOU!John and the guys at Safety Tire. Your the Best! Thanks for the fair deal and great price, Youve got my business! Tina Real Estate for Rent 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. 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. EFFICIENCY CONDO-St. Pete. New Carpet/ Paint. Carport, Free Cable, Pool. Walk to Main Library $575/Mo. 727-327-2373. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.2BR/1BA Apt. $650Mo., plus $650/Security. Water, Sewer, Garbage Included. Own Parking for 2 Cars. Background Check. 727-710-0776. 1 BEDROOM ON LAKE MAGGIORE-Nice, Neat, Clean. Recently Remodeled, Washer/ Dryer, A/C, Carport. No Dogs. $750/Mo. Utilities Included. 727-289-6335. 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. $695/Mo. Parking near Elevator. New carpet, Fresh Paint, Extremely Clean, Well Managed, Adults only. No Smoking. No Pets. Credit/background check. 727-4182242. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX-8th Ave. N. $750/Mo $750/ Security. Carport, Storage/Laundry Hook-ups, Remodeled, Quiet Safe Neighborhood. Long Term Adjacent Tenants. 727-347-1017. 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 GULFPORT 1BR DUPLEX-Separate dining room, carport and fenced in yards. Central heat & Air. Walking distance to everything. Available now. $750/Mo. Includes water, sewer and garbage. $700/Damage deposit. 941-3758833, Lynn. 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. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. S. PASADENA BAY FRONT-Apts. Large 2BR, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock. Quiet and Peaceful. 55+, No Dogs, References. $675/Mo. 727289-4436. LES CHATEAUX CONDO-2BR/2BA. New Paint/Carpet. Water, Garbage, Cable Included. Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis and Shopping. Non Smoking, No Pets. $800/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. 727-539-9800. 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. 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. 1BR. S. PASADENA APT.$625/mo. includes water/maintenance. Close to shopping & bus, across from Publix, 6921 Hibiscus Ave. 727804-5694. 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 SPACIOUS SPOTLESS 3/2Dining Room, Laundry, X-Large Mastern bath w/double size shower, kitchen, glass top range, X-large refrigerator. Fenced corner lot, carport. 2027 37th St. S. $975 (Housing, $1,100) 727-3473555. 55+ CONDO1BR/1BA, W/S/T Included, No Pets, $625/Mo.& $300 Security. Close to Everything! Neat, Sweet, Must See. 727-5464534. Leave Message. GULFPORT WATERFRONT STILT HOME3/2, Pool, May-Oct. $1100/Mo. plus Utilities, 1st & Last, No Pets/Smoking. 727-323-1433. ST. PETE 1BR/1BA 55+ CONDO-Walk-in Closet. Florida Room. Fully Furnished Includes Pots, Pans, Dishes & Bedding. New Refrigerator & Air Conditioning Unit. $500/Mo. & $200/Dep. Includes Water/Garbage. 3100 Hartford St. #226. Available Immediately. 1yr. Lease. 813-748-7935, 727-289-3224. Open House HARBOUR SIDE-Coral Pointe Corner Unit. 2BR/2BA/Den, 2 decks, Views. Bldg. B101 $317,000. Open House Sundays 1-4pm. Owner Selling. Alicia 808-990-2295. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4P.M.Absolutely adorable, spacious over 3000 SF 4BR/3BA/2CG house in South Pasadena. 7046 Hibiscus Ave. S. Large lot, 76.0x170.0, new kitchen w/granite and stainless steel appliances, tile roof. $305,000. Alla Pantaleeva, 727-251-4004, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL REALTY. Come to Open House and Receive special gifts and discount coupons. Real Estate for Sale Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals LOVELY 1/1 CONDO Gated 55+ Community Bay Island, S. Pasadena. 6 heated pools, ten nis, gym, clubhouse, more! Beautiful tile oor, new window w/waterview, balcony overlook ing beautiful bay. A piece of paradise for only $69,000! Alla Panteleyeva, 727-251-4004. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL REALTY. 1BR MOBILE HOME-in Beautiful Causeway Village S. Pasadena. 55+ Fully Furnished, Carport, Shed, Patio. Asking $4500. Lot Rent $509/Mo. 727-244-2941.

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