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No. 2308 May 2 May 8 2013 Police Collect Painkillers, Other Unwanted Drugs At Saturdays Operation Medicine Cabinet, the Gulfport Police Department collected 14 boxes of unwanted or unneeded medications. According to Lieutenant Joshua Stone, who oversaw the collection of medicines, people returned medicines ranging from old antibiotics to strong painkillers such as Oxycontin. Collections such as these serve a dual purpose: they keep pharmaceuticals out of the water supply (a result unwanted tablets) as well as keeping medicines away from children of people who may use the medicine other than as intended. Faeries Welcome Spring at Clymer ParkTommy the tree, The Maa Fairy made the other faeries an offer they couldnt refuse. This years SpringFest had a new twist: faeries took over Gulfports Clymer Park. The annual event, hosted by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by the city, saw its 19th year this Saturday. At the end of its second decade, the event transformed itself into a more magically-themed celebration of spring. The new festival, dubbed a Garden, Art, and Faery Festival moved from Gulfports downtown to Clymer Park. With help from SIK Promotions, the Chamber transformed the park into an enchanted village where faeries, nymphs and wood sprites wandered about the grounds. Food vendors and artisans didnt want for customers as See Photos, page 39 Gulfport Fresh Market to Host Blood Drive Florida Blood Services will conduct a blood drive during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The blood donation vehicle will be parked in the Fresh Market area near La Cote Basque Restaurant at the corner of Beach Blvd. and 31st Ave. S. Blood and platelet donors will receive a free wellness check-up and cholesterol screening, as well as a $10 e-gift card to a location of their choice, redemable at the Florida Blood Services/OneBlood.org site. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round open-air market featuring fruits, vegetables and a wide variety of other foods; hand-made art and crafts; bath, body and wellness products; live music and more. Over 50 vendors and exhibitors participate each Tuesday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June through August. For more information, go to www. gulfportma.com, or contact Laura Garrison at 727-278-4285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 3 Learn More About Your Camera Tonight (Thursday, May 2), the St. Pete Beach Community Center will hold a three-hour intermediate photography workshop. The workshop will cover transferring photos to your computer, photography techniques, and photo also shoot photographs and learn different techniques as they use their camera. The workshop starts at 6 p.m.; it costs $10. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera and ideally have attended the beginner photography workshop taught at the Community Center. Please bring your camera with batteries, the cable or card reader used to transfer photos to your computer and, if possible, your laptop computer. Participants without a laptop are welcome, although they portion of the workshop that relates to transferring photos from camera to computer. Please call 363-9245 to register for this workshop. Space is limited. If you would like to attend this workshop in the future but have yet to take the Community Centers beginner workshop, you may register for the May beginner workshop and June intermediate workshop at that same phone number. Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber to Meet Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its Tourism Lunch on Tuesday, May 7th at the Sheraton Sand Key (1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach). This years discussion will be on tourism trends and the forecast with a panel including: Carol Dover, CEO of Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Will Seccombe, CEO of Visit Florida, Stephen Fitzgerald, VP of Hotels Americas, Travelocity and Bill Lupfer, CEO of Florida Attractions Association. The event begins with check in and networking at 11 a.m. followed by the program and lunch at 12 p.m. The cost to attend is $40 per member or $50 per non-member. Table sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, please contact Amanda Page at 727-360-6957 or RSVP@ tampabaybeaches.com.
4 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Free Family Movie Night The City of Gulfport Recreation Division and the Gulfport Public Library is presenting a free Family Movie Night on Friday, May 3rd from 7-9 p.m. at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater located at 5501 26th Avenue South, Gulfport. The movie is a starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. For more information, please call 893-1068. Every Child A Swimmer Program The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches together with the City of St. Pete Beach is proud to offer the Every Child a Swimmer Water Safety and Survival Program at The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This free program is for non-swimmers in kindergarten through 5th grades and aims to make sure every participant learns the basic swimming techniques to ensure their safety and to help them enjoy a lifetime of fun. The program runs from May 6th to May 23rd with classes held Monday through Thursday of each week and those selected will have a choice of a 5 p.m. or 5:45 p.m. class time. Registration is limited and those interested can St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd. A parent or guardian must be present to complete paperwork and each child will be water tested at this time. For more information, call 363-9264. Preview SoStudio Tour Artists The 49th Street South Business Association (So49) and the Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) present a preview of SoStudio Tours artists on Friday, May 3, from 6-9 p.m. Each artist on the tour will be represented. The preview is at The Gulfport Arts Center, a City of Imagination project, at 2726 54th Street S. in Gulfport. SoStudio Tour will be Saturday, May 25, and Sunday May 26. For more information about the SoStudio Tour please visit www. So49.org.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 5 First Friday Flea Big End of Season Everything must go! They have jewelry, art, household items, small furniture, knick knacks and more all at bargain prices. Come visit the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, May perfect item. While you visit, please bring a canned good or two to the new bucket of love which will be located in the Senior Center lobby. This food goes into the Center pantry where local seniors who are less fortunate can get the assistance they need. For more information or to get involved call 893-2237 or 893-1231. Puzzle Party Join in the fun at the Puzzle Party on Tuesday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Gulfport Multi-purpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! Prom Dresses to Girls in Need the Ball Project will distribute prom dresses to in-need, low-income high school girls on three Saturdays this spring at the Seminole Mall. Prom dress distribution dates are May 4 and 11. All distributions are on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Seminole Mall is located at 11201 Park Blvd. N., Seminole. Belle of the Ball store is next to Ross Department Store. Distributions are open to all Pinellas and Hillsborough County high school teens. A $1 donation is requested but not necessary. No appointment needed. For low-income, in-need, high school girls only. They respect the honor system and no referral letter is necessary. Donations of dresses can also be made at the distributions, dates/ times listed above. For other donation sites and more information about Belle of the Ball Project call 727-3864502 or please visit their web site: www.belleoftheballproject.com or Facebook at Belle of the Ball.
6 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Band to Perform at Galatea Garden The South Pasadena Community Band will present Band Member Favorites on May 9th. This free concert will take place in the beautiful Galatea Garden at 7001 Sunset Drive in South Pasadena. Grab your lawn chairs, invite your friends to come along, and enjoy selections that include a tribute to Frank Sinatra, the Band of America March, selections from Pirates of the Caribbean, the Dam Busters March and other great compositions. They look forward to entertaining you at their last concert until the fall. Walkers Wanted for Hospice Beach Stroll Individuals and teams are invited to participate in the 13th Annual Suncoast Hospice Beach Stroll Saturday, May 4. Walkers can choose from two locations, Clearwater Beach beginning and ending at the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill, 10 Bay Esplanade or St. Pete Beach at the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf served by Suncoast Hospices family of programs. Registration is at 8 a.m. and walking starts at 9 a.m. Parking at Clearwater Beach will be free until noon at the City of Clearwater Rockaway Pier lot (adjacent to Palm Pavilion) and Bay Esplanade lot (next to Beach Recreation Center). Both familyfriendly walks are approximately three miles long. There is no cost to attend but walkers are encouraged to collect pledges ahead of time and bring them to the stroll registration. Those who collect a minimum of $25 in pledges will receive a t-shirt. Additional prizes are available to those who raise $50 and $100 or more. Music, snacks, and refreshments are available at both sites. For information, please contact Niki Pasek at 727-586-4432, e-mail email@example.com or visit www. TheSuncoastHospiceFoundation.org/ BeachStroll. Bingo Volunteers Needed The Gulfport Senior Center is looking for a few volunteers to assist with Bingo weekly on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Duties are to help organize event and bingo caller and set out prizes. Its a great way to meet new people and play bingo at the same time. See Rachel at the Gulfport Senior Center or call 893-1231.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 7 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 one more time this spring: 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. Shorts for Seniors: A Comedy Show On May 15 at 1 p.m. Actors 2 Go will help The Gulfport Senior Center celebrate Older Americans Month with the show Shorts For Seniors: A Comedy Show in the Catherine Hickman Theatre. The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. As part of the show Actors will revisit vaudevilles doctor routines, examine what happened in Pinellas county households when the recession brought lower property taxes, poke fun at the Gulfport chicken ordinance struggle, and show a politician deciding whether to sell out his principles for campaign cash. These and other Shorts for Seniors will make up the show. Actors 2 Go is a troupe of some of South Pinellas Countys best community theatre actors, most familiar to Gulfport audiences. They often perform for up market senior residential communities as well as other community groups. They do stage readings of short, mostly comic, scripts. Most are written by producer/director David H. Smith. Smiths plays have often been part of the Gulfport Community Players Summer One Acts, winning several awards. The American Stage Company presented one of his full length plays as part its Hot Off The Press Series. Tickets are $7 a piece or bring a friend for two for $10 and may be purchased from the Gulfport MultiPurpose Senior Center. iPad Class at Library Need a little help getting started on your iPad? They can help! Sign up for the next Getting to Know Your iPad class Tuesday, May 14th, from 1-3 at Gulfport Public Library! Sign up at the reference desk!
8 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Mothers Day Craft for Kids! Looking to make something special for Mom this mothers Day? Bring the kids to the library, Saturday, May 4th from 11-1 p.m. where they can create their own special craft for Mom. Call Cailey at 893-1073. See Watercolorist at Work Tom Jones, internationally known watercolorist, is giving a demo at Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach on May 4th and the public is invited. The cost is $15 and there will be two demonstrations; one from 10 to 12:30 p.m. and another from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tom will have a drawing to give away the demos. This is a great opportunity to get a sneak peak of his upcoming workshop. Email or phone Suntan at 727-367-3818 for reservation. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their fourth Pancake Breakfast of the Season, Saturday, May 11th, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive So. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Ask anybody! Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization, meeting the needs of those less fortunate.Kentucky Derby Luncheon, Card Party You dont want to miss the Kentucky Derby Luncheon and Card Party at the St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. on Friday, May 3rd. Hors doeuvres and mint juleps will be served at 11:30. A catered luncheon will start at 12 noon followed by card games of your choice until 3:30 p.m. In keeping with the Derby theme, hats are encouraged. Cost is $20 per person. Historical Building Restoration Fund. For reservations, call 727821-8006 or 727-823-4761.
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10 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Letters Muslim Terror Dear Editor: Re: Something On My MindMuslim Terror, April 24, 2013 issue. Normally, I read Mr. Northrop's columns for a comic relief, knowing he has an agenda to spew forward. I started to read the latest column by him, and his hatred was more than obvious, it was blatant, to me. He was careful enough to make sure that the word "extremists" was in his column enough, enough for him to seemingly justify his actions/thoughts. I wonder if this was to justify to himself or to attempt to justify to others? It seems to me, that he wishes and expects others to think and act as he does, this is not possible nor should it be possible! We, the American people, should be welcoming and accepting of any and all diversity, whether we agree or disagree with it. I do wonder, by the tone of the column and some of the words/ sentences, if he would have felt the need to vilify others if they were extremist Catholics, Baptists, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Hindus or Atheists! Mr. Northrop is exhibiting a form of the ever present Islamophobia! Every faith or belief system has extremists in their midst, naturally, Mr. Northrop did not feel the need to address this in his column. The word Islam comes from the same root word as Salam, Salam means peace, Islam is also a peaceful faith. The irrationality of blaming innocent persons for the sins of a tiny minority within their group. When some people deviate from reality, others are often hurt. Neither the faith of Islam nor the Qu'ran believe in Muslims taking the life of another, we see this in many faiths as well. I am not of the faith of Islam, although there are many facets of Islam that I hold in my heart. I am also not what many would call a traditional Christian, I am a person, person that loves all, accepts all, holds all in my heart, the key word is "hope". Mark Grantham Sun Not Setting on These Retirees Approximately a dozen resident artists of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, a St. Petersburg retirement community, recently showed its never too late to create during a two-hour plein air sunset painting class. The class was led by instructor John Comer, who has been teaching painting at The Fountains for more than 12 years. These artists of a certain age headed to St. Pete Beach to capture a glorious sunset over the Gulf at the end of a picture-perfect spring day on April 23rd. They enjoyed it so much, they works will be included in the annual resident art show later this spring. For more information, call 727-3815411.
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Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 13 Great Chefs of Tampa Bay Fundraiser On Saturday, May 11, from 6-9 p.m., Family Resources will host the 15th annual Great Chefs of Tampa Bay. Some of Tampa Bays most talented chefs will prepare samples of their signature dishes at the spectacular Faith Mansion and Gardens on Park Street South in St. Petersburg the Little. Great Chefs of Tampa Bay is a past 43 years, this organization has worked in our community to protect and better the lives of vulnerable at-risk children and families. Last year Family Resources helped thousands of our neighbors, including 781 families who received counseling and 859 young people who received shelter. The Faith Mansion and Gardens is an impressive example of Spanish Revival architecture and is located in a lush tropical oasis at 320 Park Street South in St. Petersburg. Guest will enjoy great food, wine, beer, silent auction and live entertainment and will have an opportunity to tour the impressive home and grounds. Tickets are priced at $100. To purchase tickets, call Cheryl Harvey at 727-521-5202, or visit www. GreatChefsTB.org. Register for Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have open registration for teams to participate in the 2013 Womens Summer Softball League on May 13th-May 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Rec. Center The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning June 7th with a 6-team minimum/ up basis. League fees are $385 or $485 for teams with 3 or more nonresidents, due at registration. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079. MOWC to Meet meet for luncheon May 14 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 The Little Black Dress by the members. All former, retired or active duty military spouses, their widows and former, retired or active duty female reservations 812-4868. HAIR with Diane $$$$ S a ving Coupon
14 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Have some Dinner, Send Kids to Camp YNOT Ministries will be hosting a Soup and Salad Dinner on Saturday, May 4th from 5-7:30 pm. They are located at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene at 1000 55th Street S. in Gulfport. Prices are $7 for adults and children under 12 are free. Come on out and support their growing ministry and help them send their kids to camp this summer. It will be a great time of food and fellowship. For any questions, please contact Nick Harper at a reasonable time by calling 727-418-7777. Dance at German American Society The German American Society of Pinellas Park (8098 66th. St. N.) invites you to spend Saturday evening, May 4th dancing to the music of Manni Daum. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Dress code is informal. However, shorts worn by men or women, other than Lederhosen are not welcomed. Food, prepared by the International Wursthaus of Largo is available and reasonably priced, from 6-8 p.m. German and domestic beer, wine and your favorite mixed drink are available throughout the evening. If you enjoy dancing and meeting friends, old and new, the German American Society is the place to be. A $5 admission fee is charged and all are welcome. For additional information contact Bob Courtney at 727-238-8201.Hamilton Disston School Rummage Sale Hamilton Disston School will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Items include: clothing, electronics, books, household goods and more! Visit call Susan Sullivan, 727-893-1115.
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16 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Learn How to Do Business with the City Small business owners and operators can learn how to increase their bottom line by doing business with the city and becoming a city vendor during a Reverse Trade Show on Friday, May 3. For the past four years, the trade show at the historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., allows businesses to learn what products and services the city uses, meet with city departments, and register as a city supplier. The show runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Representatives from up to 20 city departments who purchase more than $210 million in services and supplies annually will be on hand to help business owners determine if a match exists between the city and their product or service. Attendees will be able to learn about current city bid opportunities and available contracts, ask questions, and register as a city vendor. Businesses Enterprise (SBE) through the Business Assistance Center. For information, visit www.stpete. org/purchasing. West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month, May 9th at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), 12175 125th Street N., Largo. A 7 p.m. Educational Class will be held. A speaker will be at 7:30 p.m. refreshments follow. Visitors are welcome. Free admission and parking. For more information, please call 727-550-7993. GEMS Summer Schedule GEMS (Gulfport Extended Mini Bus Service) new summer schedule is out. Check out the new pick up times and new trips. You can get your schedule at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, from your driver (if you are a current GEMS member) or online at www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org. Once on the web site, go to the right and click members, the go to GEMS section and click the link current schedule spring and summer hours. If you are a Gulfport resident 55 or older or have a disability, you can take advantage of GEMS door to door service for a yearly membership of $65 plus $2 per ride. Trips to the Center are free! Got Questions? Call from 8 a.m. 1 p.m.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 17 Put your Two Cents in St. Petersburg Budget Residents are invited to help city leaders determine funding priorities for the FY14 budget during two remaining public budget summits on May 15 at the J.W. Cate Center, 5801 22nd Ave. N. and on June 12 at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. Both forums begin at 6 p.m. City administrators will provide a short summary of the proposed budget before allowing public comment on proposed reductions. Leaders are hoping to maintain the same level of quality service provided to residents over previous budget cycles without additional reductions. City Council rate for approval in September. Sunshine City Council State Convention The 2013 Florida State Beta Sigma Phi Convention will take place on May 17-19 at the St. Petersburg Hilton Hotel, 333 First Street S., St. Petersburg. Over 400 Beta Sigma Phi members have registered from Texas, Tennessee, Canada as well as Florida. St. Petersburgs Mayor, Bill Foster, will attend at the brunch on Saturday, May 18, to present a Beta Sigma Phi Proclamation. Beta Sigma Phi provides women with a social and cultural outlet. The 12 chapters of Sunshine City Council meet at various times depending on the chapter format. Chapters participate and support a variety of service projects in the area. They will be pleased to invite you to a chapter social in your area, so that you can meet other sisters in our organization. Please contact Paula Adams, 727347-6960 for more information. Tell Your Story Do you have a story? Of course you do, and the Gulfport Historical Society wants to know what it is. Every Thursday afternoon at the Gulfport Historical Museum, Cathy Salustri will record stories about life in Gulfport from the people who live or have lived here. She will write your story; each history will be available for anyone to read at the Gulfport Historical Museum. Some may appear, in full or in part, in the Gabber. Please contact Cathy at CathySalustri@gmail.com to reserve your time slot; these histories are done by appointment only. If you cannot come to the museum on Thursday, she can make other arrangements. Cathy has written for the Gabber Newspaper since 2003. She has a Masters degree specializing in Florida Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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20 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The end-of-the-year luncheon will be held on May 9th at the Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. at 11 a.m., a social half-hour will follow with lunch at noon. Please note: the grill does not open until 11 a.m. If you arrive before 11 a.m. you will have to wait outside. Meal selection is from the menu so there is no need to pay ahead of time. However, the restaurant would like to know how many people to expect so please call Barbara Dye at 381-3461 before May 6th is you plan to attend. Membership dues for the 2012-13 year are now being collected. You may send the $5 fee (check payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Barbara Dye, 2613 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport 33707 or pay at the luncheon. There was a lot of thought-provoking discussion and exchange of ideas at the April 11th annual meeting. The club plans to take the summer to reevaluate and analyze its goals and objectives and is requesting input from the community. If you are interested in nature and the environment, it is important that you come to the luncheon. Everyone is welcome; it is not necessary to live in Gulfport or even to have a garden! This Weeks Solution 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 21 The Gabs John Utley, 14 Peep Hen: Its cooler and, if youre in a sailboat, its quieter. You can get away from the crowd. Kathy Utley, 14 1/2 Peep hen: The quiet and the isolation, especially if youre out during the week. It can be so very peaceful out there. Frank McKinney, 30 Morgan Outisland: The peace of it all. Craig Smith, 27 Catalina: I dont know if theres one word. Solitude. Serenity. Nature. Peacefulness. Time with the wife away from civilization. We were at Boca Ciega Yacht Club Fun Day, where club members took anyone who asked sailing on Boca Ciega Bay. We asked some of the sailors to tell us the best part of being out on the water.
22 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces ofShop 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. Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, we invite you to visit one of our Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 23 WorshipPAG Beach Church Hosts VBS An epic adventure awaits the youngsters who participate in this years Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Pass-a-Grille Beach Community Church. Sue Prather, Director of Christian Education, said, The number of youngsters who participate in VBS has grown over the past few years as more families become aware of its recreational and educational opportunities. This is going to be an exciting year as the professionally developed curriculum, Kingdom Rock, blends a variety of funexperiences in a relaxed atmosphere. Youngsters will enjoy healthy snacks during the course of the day. The week-long VBS will be held from Monday, June 10th through Friday, June 14th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The church is located at 107 16th Ave. St. Pete Beach. The cost for the entire session is $40 per child or $60 per family. Registrations will be accepted starting Sunday, May 5th. The dedicated staff welcomes all youngsters in the community from age 3 (toilet trained) through the 5th grade to participate. For more information, please call the church Thrift Store Treasures If you havent been to Sophies Attic Thrift Store in Gulfport, please stop in and browse around for those hidden thrift store. Sophies is always desperately seeking donations which may be 9 a.m. to noon at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or call the church at 321-3620 for pick up at your convenience.
24 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Enter Final Show The Art Guild will be accepting year on Thursday, May 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. Members may enter up to three paintings. If you are not a member and would like to display paintings, you are invited to join the Guild. The Guild will host a reception for the winners of the show at the Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon on Saturday, May 11th. For more information visit our website at www. TreasureIslandArtGuild.org. 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: Consent Agenda Q: Why does council need to vote on moving an item off the consent agenda? A: Although many cities have policies stating that if any member of the council (or commission) wants to discuss an item on the consent agenda, the item gets placed on the regular agenda (where, unlike the consent agenda, it can get discussed), Gulfports city clerk, Lesley DeMuth tells us that Gulfport city council's adopted rules of procedure provides that items may be removed from the consent agenda by a motion, second, and majority vote of the city council.
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26 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Republican Club to Meet Norm Roche, Pinellas County Commissioner, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, May 8th at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Commissioner Roche will discuss the Pinellas County budget and the budget process. Following his presentation, he 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. Market Offers NonProts Free Space The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market continues its program of offering one free vendor space each week for The Fresh Market is a year-round event, attracting hundreds of visitors each week. Groups may use the space to provide free information, promote and sell tickets to upcoming events, offer community outreach, raise funds, or sell items for fundraising. Any items to be sold must be pre-approved by Market managers. All funds raised in any manner currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and use of the space in recent months include library boosters, historical societies, environmental advocacy groups, community health organizers, art and theatre groups, veterans groups, animal rescue organizations and many others. For more information and to apply, please contact Laura Garrison, Fresh Market Coordinator by email to email@example.com. Writing Workshop Starting May 7th Write that novel, memoir, childrens book or the screenplay youve always wanted to, and learn how to position it to sell. This course is packed with information that will save you countless hours researching how to. Class will meet on Wednesdays, May 7th through 28th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. The cost for this four week course is $180. For more information call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com.
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28 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 By Holiday Mathis On Thursday, Venus will slip from earthy Taurus into the air sign of Gemini adding her levity to matters of the heart. This breezy social energy the zeitgeist. The trends that affect others will make a difference in the way you live, too, so pay attention. You are more than a statistic, but that doesnt make the statistics untrue. A solar eclipse, also on Thursday, will punctuate the numbers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your eyes may be bigger than your wallet, as the planets in your realm amplify cravings for high-quality goods and lower your buyers resistance. As the 19th-century humorist Artemus Ward said, Let us all be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Regarding the response you thought of a moment too late: To replay in your mind the version where you do and say the perfect thing is a form of self-reprimand. Let it go, secure in the knowledge that your time will takes to fully seize the moment. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Because you have high standards for yourself, being reasonably nice to most people is just not enough in your book. Youll being extremely nice to absolutely everybody. All of the good will youve been building up culminates in big karma points that boomerang back to you midweek. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). An anonymous person said, Never forget what its like to be 16. You could have a different opinion, as there are some aspects of youth youre happy to be done with forever. For all of your experience, you are still naive in some regard. It is this quality that will endear you to an amazing teacher this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Friendly reciprocation happens in many ways, some not as obvious. Those with a generous spirit can receive in a relaxed way because they have the sense that theyve given plenty, even though they werent exactly keeping track. Your friends like you and want you around. You dont have to worry about keeping score. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When everyone zigs, your zagging impulse can be downright irresistible. Its following the crowd just isnt your idea of a good time. Youll still do it, though, if it makes good sense. Think through your plan. Honestly consider your motives. Joining the group may SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Savoring food -not just eating it but fully living inside each bite -is an animal pleasure not to be missed under the current cosmic lineup. You will be rewarded for adventurous attitudes about food. This is an excellent time to change things up, too. The dietary style youve been considering will be good for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Will you look back at this and laugh? Not if youre not laughing now. Your sensibility and humor arent going to change much in the weeks ahead, and time will not provide the emotional detachment it usually does. So if youre displeased, instead of resolving to endure your displeasure, make a change. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You dont glamorize the idea of being in charge. Its not like you want all eyes on you. You really want to see a certain result, and thats the only reason you step into the leadership position. Your leadership is trusted because you walk your talk. You wont ask others to do anything you wouldnt do yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The things you deal with in a day are different from what others grapple with, and because of this, you dont expect anyone to fully understand where youre coming from. So when someone who really can relate to your experience -you will cherish the new tie. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because something is conveyed in a believable way does not make it true, though it usually indicates that someone believes it to be true and wants you to agree. You have a mind of your own and are not so easily convinced this week. Your reticence is wise, because what you believe will change your world. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a luxury of choices this week. The best part is that you recognize this (while many others dont), and it makes you feel lucky that you get to write your own story. You get to do all of the rewrites, too. Second and third chances abound as long as youre not too impatient or proud to take a do-over. This Week's Birthdays: Your imagination is strong, and because of the way you repeatedly project the same thoughts, youll turn fantasy into reality. Youll get things done in a group this month, assigning tasks that keep everyone busy and happy. Physical energy will be high. An old wound heals in July. After the break you take from work in August, it will be tempting not to come back. Negotiations in September put you in a better position to improve your lifestyle. A wealth of emotional satisfaction springs from home and family in October. The holidays will grow your spiritual and cultural awareness. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters Jay & LolitaTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Sherry & Mike Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Harold & Donna Wurtz Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Dave and Cookie Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ann & Ray Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 29 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: Beach Ownership Q: Who owns the beach in front of the hotels? A: Most of the hotels own up to the mean high water line, according the high water heights. In plain language, that means an average of the high tide mark. The state owns the land on the other side of the mean high water line, although cities or counties may sign a submerged land lease (such as the
30 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Fort De Soto Park Celebrates Anniversary It has been named Americas Best Beach, and one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world, according to Trip Advisor. Fort De Soto Park has been a crown jewel of the Pinellas County park system and this year it celebrates its 50th year. anniversary, the Friends of Fort De Soto are planning a big beach bash on Saturday, May 11. Activities throughout the day will be reminiscent of the opening of the park, featuring the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show and special guest, reigning Miss Florida 2012 Laura McKeeman. The day begins with a sea oat planting at 9 a.m. Sign up is behind the fort from 8 to 9 a.m. There will be a re-dedication ceremony and then the water ski show will hit the gulf waters at approximately 10:30 a.m. After the show, kayakers and paddlers will eco-paddle to the north tip of the island to continue planting sea oats. music, a community barbecue, giveaways and exhibits that include Tampa Bay Watch, Birds of Prey and other community groups. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call 727-582-2267. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Educators Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Meetings are open to all who including teachers, support personnel and administrators, whether here in Florida or elsewhere. The meeting is not used for business. They have an event from the hospitality committee, a song, a thought for the day and some important announcements such as information about future meetings, conferences, help needed or recognition of birthdays. After hearing from our speaker, various chairpersons share trips. At each meeting they have the opportunity to help a local charity, carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. For May their focus will be the Support our Troops organization. Items needed include food (no chocolate!) and condiments, toiletries, pens, stationery, phone cards, batteries, etc. The meeting generally ends by 1 p.m. Their May 9th meeting will take place at Fergs Sports Bar, 1320 Central Avenue. For more information contact Joyce Walters at 727-526-5065 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Just Desserts and Auction Come join the fun at St. Vincents Episcopal Church, 5441 Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg on Saturday, May 11th from 5-7 p.m. for an auction and treats. Entrance fee is $10 and includes samples of desserts, coffee, dessert wine and chocolates and fantastic auction packages to bid on. Visit www.StVinEpiscopal.org.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 31 Free Fishing Derby For Kids The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department is hosting a Free Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 18th from 8-11 a.m. at The Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Bait will be provided and prizes awarded to No pre-registration required. Light refreshments will be for sale by the St. Pete Beach Fire Department. For more information call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com. Learn about Hurricanes and Boats The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present the United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series program, Hurricanes and Boats, on Wednesday, May 15th from 7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg, Florida. (Take 1st Ave. S. over the small bridge to Demens Landing). This two hour seminar covers how to prepare your boat to survive a hurricane. The program includes student notes and copies of the slides. Instruction is free. Materials cost $25 per Family. Maximum of 20 Students. Pre-registration is required. Contact www.boatingstpete.org.Peg Stellas Problem Solving Workshop Problems or obstacles occur all the time, and it is important that you can provide quick and effective solutions to them. Whats Your Problem Workshop with Peg Stella will be on Thursday, May 16 at like memory, money, health amongst other situations. Solutions to the problems: One Hour with Peg Stella at the Gulfport Senior Center will help solve many of the problems facing Seniors today or at least help you attack them in a logical, imaginative way. Free for Senior Center members. Not a member? If you are 50 or over, you can sign up for free! Stop by the Center at 5501 27th Ave. S.
32 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 FO R KIDS! 5 one week sessions Beginning June 17 8:30am-12:30pm For children going into K-4. Co ve r ing va r ious media and ar t histor y. Pinellas County cer tified teacher Linda Gr iffin 5 k i Artzy Kids Series at the Suntan Art Center Artzy Kids Seriesat the Suntan Art CenterThe Don Vista Building3300 Gulf Blvd St Pete Beach FL 33706727-367-3818 for reser vations
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 33 FO R KIDS! 5 one week sessions Beginning June 17 8:30am-12:30pm For children going into K-4. Co ve r ing va r ious media and ar t histor y. Pinellas County cer tified teacher Linda Gr iffin 5 k i Artzy Kids Series at the Suntan Art Center Artzy Kids Seriesat the Suntan Art CenterThe Don Vista Building3300 Gulf Blvd St Pete Beach FL 33706727-367-3818 for reser vations
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Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 35 Artzy Kids Series at The Suntan Arts Center at the Don Vista Building, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706 Phone: 727-367-3818 5 one week sessions beginning June 17, 8:30am12:30pm. Fodr children going into K-4. Covering various media JCC Suncoast Childrens Center, Temple Bnai Israel 1685 South Belcher Road Clearwater, Florida 33764, 727-321-6100, x3 Session 1 : June 10 July 5 (4 Weeks) (Closed Thursday, July 4th) Session 2: July 8 August 2 (4 Weeks) Session 3: August 5 August 16 (2 Weeks) Contact Janet Clement Rodriguez (727.321.6100 ext 3 or at JRodriguez@jccsuncoast.org), Childrens Center Director, for information on the following programs: Toddler Program, Parent & Me, Summer Enrichment and Summer VPK. Saddle Up Riding Club Camp, 6080 94th Ave., Pinellas Park, 727-520-3132. www. SaddleUpRidingClub.org Anytime the children are out of school, Saddle Up will offer a day camp. Let us introduce your child into the wonderful world of horses! Our Horsemanship Camps are great for the beginner rider! Children will learn Horse Safety, Ground Work including Grooming and Tacking Up the horses English and Western. Children will learn basic control of the horse as they get a chance to experience each riding style. We also do other fun activities during camp such as caring for the horses (cleaning stalls is part of care) bathing the horses, feeding hay, turning out, riding on our safe trail and crafts and games. Every Friday is Show Off Day and parents are welcome to come out and watch our riding. (check with instructors for ride times) Also on Friday we hand out achievement awards and hold a pizza party! If weather permits we get in the sprinkler after lunch and have some good ole, wet Florida fun! St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Camps, 727-363-9245 Get ready for Hook, Line and Summer 2013 at The St. Pete Beach Community Center. Summer camps are available for ages 3 years old and up. The fullday 8 week camp program runs from June 17th to August 9th. Pre and post camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All summer long campers will participate in activities and special events. Over 10 half-day specialty camps such as Archery, American Doll and Fishing are also available. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245. Registration begins March 23rd at The Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Gulfport Rec Summer Camp, 727-893-1068 Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for the 2013 Summer Program begins Wednesday, May 1st for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations for non-residents not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program will begin Monday, May 20th for 30 children max. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. The 8-week program (June 17 August 9) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, which does not camp (August 12-16) cost is $77 for each week, which to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 893-1068 for any questions. College for Kids Summer Camp, St. Pete College, Available at locations throughout Pinellas County, 727-341-3000 Logg onto www.spccollege. edu/C4K Kids K-5 the fun abounds with art, music, rocketry, cooking, scienc, language and other creative programs. Multiple locations listed online. Middle School Programs include economics and business as well as pre-law and the court systems. Log on to the website for more information. Specialty Camps include science, art and music, musical theater and rocketry programs. Pasadena Community Church Camp IMPACT Middle School Summer Camp, 227 70th St. S., St. Pete 727381-2499 Camp IMPACT Mission: "To create an enriching needs of middle school students with a caring staff from a Biblical perspective." Eligible students are those who have completed the 6th 7th or 8th grade. Camp IMPACT will run for 10 weeks starting June 10-August 16. Camp hours are 7am-6pm Monday-Friday. Students can register for the whole 10 weeks, or for a 5 week session, or in 2 week sessions.More Summer Camp Information
36 Gabber May 2 May 8, 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 amADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thursdays, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Real Estate News You Can Use Forum: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00 6:45 pm. FMI, call Stephanie Slavick, 727-2027011. Community Involvement Consulting: Tuesday, May 7, 9:00 11:00 am. A staff member from Congressman C.W. information and to listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions on the (PEEP) class: Sat., May 11, 10:30 11:30 am. Learn about energy conservation. Attendees will receive an insulated tote bag, a Smart Strip surge protector, sented by Pinellas County Extension of893-1073. iPad for Beginners Workshop: Tues., May 14, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to use (& enjoy!) your new technology. Each session is limited to 15 participants. Call 893-1073 to reserve your seat for this popular class. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., May 16, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. SCORE COUNSELING: Tues., May 28. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Suncoast Hospice Bereavement Counseling for Widows & Widowers: Tues., May 21 June 25, 1:30 3:30 pm. Must attend by the 2nd session in order to participate in this group. Call 727523-3455 to register (not registering via email). CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Come read stories & sing songs selected for preschoolers. Meet other caregivers in the community. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. FMI, contact Cailey at 8931133 or email@example.com. Saturday Crafternoon: Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am noon. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727893-1134. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thursday, May 9, 3:30 4:30 pm. Enjoy a Paws to Read & share a story with a beautiful Golden Retriever Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1073. Crafts Club for All Ages: Sat., May 11, 1:30 3:30 pm. Create a green gift to give to Mom. Join Pat for some fun making crafts out of recycled materials for Mothers Day. Youth Services area. FMI, call 893-1076. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:004:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 8931074 & ask for Cailey or Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm All meetings and programs are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. Open Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. PROGRAMS 2013 SUMMER PROGRAMResident Registration begins Wednesday, May 1s from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2013 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 20th from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 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/$6 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. at 727-345-0679. Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info Mon., 6:45-7:45 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. p.m. Call Bonita at 941-243-7740 for more info. a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call Valerie at 557-4258. p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 7:00 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 to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 37 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., May 5 & 19, 6-10pm, $7 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., May 12 & 26, 6-10pm, $7 Every Tuesday Cha Cha 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 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 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 May 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 1st Friday Flea Market Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. Noon Puzzle Party Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! Life is in the Blood Wednesday, May 8, 2 p.m. Blood Analyst, Debi McArthur will analyze a drop of blood to show what different cells in the blood look like, what they mean and how we can be healthier. A very fascinating, not to miss seminar! FREE Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tuesday, May 14, 11 a.m. Watch a FREE movie and get a great deal on lunch for $2.50! Shorts for Seniors Wednesday, May 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Actors 2 Go will help The Gulfport Senior Center celebrate Older Americans Month with the show Shorts For Seniors: A Comedy Show in the Catherine Hickman Theatre. The two act the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. As part of the show, Actors will revisit vaudeville's doctor routines, poke fun at the Gulfport chicken ordinance struggle, and show a politician deciding whether or not to sell out his principles for campaign cash. Tickets are $7 a piece or bring a friend for two for $10 and may be purchased from the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. Tour of Duty Conference On Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m., Tour of Duty Conference Speakers, Michael B. Osadchey from Lasting Legacy & Attorney Spiro Verras will discuss not know about. Wartime Era Veterans & Spouses come learn about a little that can be used to help pay for healthcare costs. Topics Include: Eligibility Coverage, Eligibility of Spouses, Advanced Directives, Wills & Probate. A special dedication of donated to the Center. This event is sponsored by Lasting Legacy and is FREE to the public. The City of Gulfport annual Hurricane Seminar will be held in the Catherine A. Hickman Theater on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. Come early (5pm-7pm) for eats at the Senior Center Snack Bar (attached to the Hickman Theater). Get 2 pieces of pizza and a soda for only $3.00. SENIOR CENTER CLOSED Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th Empowerment of Healing with Barbara Newborn Join Barbara Newborn at The Senior Center Dining area at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport on Wednesday, May 29 at 1:30 p.m. Her lecture will discuss methods and new insights into the amazing power of healing. FREE TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. May 4, 3 day Georgia Golden Isles, 2 nts. At Embassy Suites, full complimentary breakfast and daily cocktail party. Tour many loacations. $269/$359. Call for details. 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 people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. AARP Driving Classes are offered May 7 and 14 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-member. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. 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.
38 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Public Safety Boating Class An ABS (All about Boating Safety) Class will be offered on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). There will be a one our lunch break about 12 noon (you can bring your lunch). Bring pens and pencils and note paper. Cost is $40 per person, books and materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will and the State of Florida bobber card. All materials are furnished for the student and you may take them with you after the class. We will break one hour for lunch and have several breaks during the day. For information and registration call 727-399-7986. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members attended Founders Day on Tuesday, April 30. Sharon Ingram was installed a the 2013-2014 Sunshine City Council President. The Chapter woman of the year was announced along with the Council Ideal Sister and Council Woman of the Year. The executive board will meet on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the home plans for the end of the year. All members are looking forward to the Suncoast Fiesta Beta Sigma Phi Convention being hosted by Sunshine City Council on May 17-18-19. It will be held at the St. Petersburg Hilton Downtown. Expected attendance is 405 sisters from around the state and country. Polish American Society The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) will hold their next dance on May 5th. Doors open at 1 p.m.; bar is open at 1:30 p.m. Dinner is from 2-3:30 p.m. and costs $7. Dancing is from 3-6 p.m. to Northern Soundz and costs $5 for members and $7 for guests. Become a member. Please bring a pot luck to share or a $7 donation for the last dinner dance until reopening on October 13th. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 39 Faeries, from front pagebuskers strolled the grounds and performed onstage. Local legends Empty Hats took the main stage for part of the day, with lead singer and Gulfportian Carl Asch taking his turn solo at the microphone later in the day. Stageshows like Makin Larvae: A Honeybee Love Story educated children and adults alike about the importance of bees; a labyrinth offered a twisty challenge for all who dared enter. Costumed guests competed in a costume contest just before the Maypole Dance. Vendors paid the Chamber between $75 and $200 (in addition to a $15 application fee paid to event organizer SIK Promotions) for space at Clymer Park. The city, as a sponsor and one of 72 vendors, took no fee for services offered as part of the event. Faeries Welcome Spring at Clymer Park
40 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Beach Restaurateurs Thwart Plans For Liquor StoreBy Cathy Salustri Rita Janecek and her husband Mike have experience with local restaurants, although the restaurant at the corner of Beach and Shore in Gulfport will be the rst indoor dining establishment. Rita Janecek will tell me what shes naming the restaurant, but she doesnt want me to tell anyone else just yet. She wants it to be a surprise. She and her husband, Michael, signed a lease on the old Casa Cortez/ AquaBellas/Dive Bar late last month, amid rumors of businessman and Caddys owner Tony Amico buying the building and getting local laws changed to allow for a package liquor store in part of the building. The Janeceks run the beach concessions on Pass-a-Grille, Upham and Madeira beaches, operating them under contract with the beach cities. They do not own the buildings but make needed repairs and upgrades as well as provide food service. The two-story building on Beach and Shore, vacant more often than not since its renovation from Tex-Mex Casa Cortez into a failed -American-fare-themed and the Old Snack Shack on Madeira Beach for three. Weve always wanted to own inside dining. We wanted something where we could have a full menu [and be] a destination regardless of weather, Rita says as local interior designer Deanna Harm and landscaper Kerry Harvey ground running, wasting no time getting a remodel underway. She shows me her concept for a name a suggestion that came from one Paradise Grills Facebook fans and some preliminary sketches but swears me to secrecy. Next she shows me a photo of oysters, explaining that this restaurant will be a nautically-themed, seafood-intensive restaurant. As for Tony Amico? Dont know him and have never met him, she says. We both have the While the Realtor, Yvonne Kane, has asked Gulfport council to proceed with getting permission for a package store in that location, Rita says that isnt in the cards. Not at this time, she says. In the area where Mr. Amico planned to put a package store, she says, she and her husband plan to have a lounge with comfortable chairs and live music. She talks readily about her plans, asking only that the designer, landscaper, and myself dont reveal the name of the restaurant. By July 4, though, everyone in Gulfport will know. Thats the target opening date, although she says she and her husband plan to open sooner if they can. The Janeceks signed a two-year lease that includes a two year option to purchase the building or extend the lease. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Calling Gulfport Women There will be an open meeting of Gulfport women to plan a Womens Center on Sunday, May 5th at 12 noon at 4737 29th Avenue S. WWII Veterans Welcome Home Honor Flight of West Central Florida is taking 80 WWII Veterans to Washington DC for the day to visit the Memorials that honor them and their service to our country. Please join us for a heros welcome home as our Veterans return to the St PeteClearwater International Airport that evening at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7th. The welcome home celebration will be in the baggage claim facility. The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information on Honor Flight in the Tampa Bay Area go to www.HonorFlightWCF.org or call 727-498-6079.Lithuanian-American Club Lunch The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The spring 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 Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome.Town Shores Red Hatters Bunco will be held in the Clubhouse Lounge on Friday, May 10th at 12:45 p.m. If you have a new neighbor, or friend, living in Town Shores, renter or owner, perhaps you would like to invite her to come look us over. Bunco is a fun, fast dice game that is easy to learn. Bring your $2 and join in the fun. A lunch date is being planned on Wednesday May 22nd. Place and time is still up in the air. Call Bev at 381-2122 if you will be here and are interested in going for lunch.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 41 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 Local ObituariesBUSACCA, JESSICA Ann 61, of Gulfport died on April 21, 2013. She is survived by her brother, Paul Busacca. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Largo. 727517-2340. KLAUM, JOHN JOSEPH, 87, of Gulfport, passed away April 25, 2013. Born in Queens, New York, he came here in 1988 after retiring from CNA Insurance Company. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School with his J.D. He was a veteran of the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, where he served as a lector. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jennifer Anne Klaum; his sons, Gregory (Maureen) and Mark (Yvonne) Klaum; a daughter, Teresa Klaum; and 7 grandchildren. There will be a Visitation at A Life Tribute, Gulfport, on Wednesday, May 1st, from 4-7 p.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Vianney on Thursday, May 2nd at 10 a.m. Donations may be made in John's name to The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, http:// www.macular.org. Visit the family's personalized guest-book at www. ALifeTribute.com. In Memoriam My one and only love, Alex, In May 2013 you will have been gone two years. I miss you so much and love always,Your wife, Marilyn
42 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Obamacare Exemptions for Congress True or Not True?Remember Nancy Pelosi's comment about The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act ( Obamacare)? The then Speaker of the House declared something to the effect that we'd out what's in its 2700 pages of rules and regulations and taxes. Well, the politicians in Washington, are just now reading it and they don't like it when it applies to them. If I recall, all the Democrats voted for it; none of the Republicans did. However, according to a story in the on-line magazine, Politico, Congress is seeking a bipartisan agreement to exempt them and their aides from having to participate in the health care exchanges. The law now requires Congressional participation. Stop right there. Since that story coming out. The Washington Post wrote a clarifying story, labeled up front as a bit boring because it was, that wipes out the secret meeting issue, but doesn't eliminate the problems of applying the Act to congress. We'll get to that. In the interim, it was reported that congress and staffers are worrying that the law is going to cost them a lot of money. Right now, the government pays between 72 and 75 per cent of their health care premiums. Under the Affordable Care, the government will still subsidize the premiums based upon income. The worry is that the subsidies won't come up to what is being paid now. An aide, making $25,000 a year, one remarked, might have to pay $7,000 out of pocket. It would be a hardship also, according to the story, for congressmen who don't have big bank accounts. Congressmen earn $174,000 a year plus expenses and other perks. What the Politico story doesn't mention is that congress and its aides are now offered a wide variety of health care plans and many options. Health care exchanges will offer only labels such as platinum, silver, etc. The old plan offers over 15 options. Congress, by the way, participates in the same plan as offered to all federal employes. Henry Waxman, (Rep. D-Calif) an architect of the bill doesn't agree. He doesn't think the law will impact congress and its staff members that much because of the subsidies. Of course, giving exemptions is nothing new. From the beginning, the Obama administration was passing out exemptions from the law for favored unions and political friends. Now, back to the Washington Post points out that Republicans, in the debate about the Affordable Care Act, proposed that the law apply to Congress and staff members. Democrats, in a cute move to co-op the GOP agreed. The argument now goes that Congress will have to comply, but it doesn't really mean what it seems to mean since the federal government is simply a big employer like any other employer and can continue to provide the coverage it always has. But there's a problem there. Large employers can't get into the exchange until 2017. In the meantime, there is no procedure permitting the government to makes its regular contributions to a health plan. The has not made a ruling interpreting the law. Here is what the law says, according to the Washington Post : "The only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are (I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or (II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act)." That's pretty clear to me that Congress will have to be on the exchanges to 15. Or, they can amend the act. However, congressional insiders say no one is trying to exempt Congress from the Act, but looking for a way around it so the government can continue to contribute what it has. The Post referred to this as a "unique bind" that the amendment ( known as the Grassley amendment) put Congress in. Didn't Congress vote for it? Maybe they didn't read it. Anyway, you'll have to take their word that no one is trying to exempt anyone from anything. It's a glitch, I guess, in what promises to be a Management rules like they are supposed to. Please don't be confused, either. The Act has 2700 pages; the regulations implementing the Act so far have 13,000 pages. It is not simple and exchanges for small businesses haven't been set up yet, though they are supposed to be. West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller (D) said things were a mess and getting messier. Whatever. Just don't accuse Congress of trying to get an exemption. They have a different interpretation. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 43 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Southern Knights Band 7-11pm 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 Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm House Comm. Mtg.6pm Pizza available All Day Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amCheck with the Post for any upcoming events email firstname.lastname@example.org www.post305.org We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
44 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 4/19 Trespass2700 Blk 50th St. S. Noise900 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5700 Blk 20th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem3000 Blk York St. S. Trespass4000 Blk 49th St. S. Assault/Battery2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Theft4600 Blk Tifton Dr. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave & 54th St. S. Domestic6000 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Noise3200 Blk 58th St. S. Saturday 4/20 Noise28th Ave. & 51st St. S. Disorderly Conduct6200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances3200 Blk 58th St. S. Sunday 4/21 Person Under Inuence5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Drug CallGulfport Blvd. & 15th Ave. S. DUIGulfport Blvd. & 15th Ave. S. Noise2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct31st Ave. & 56th St. S. Monday 4/22 Domestic5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Noise5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Disturbance5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Burglary5300 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble20th Ave. & 51st St. S. Person Under Inuence31st Ave. & Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble600 Blk 54th St. S. Tuesday 4/23 Theft5300 Blk Faireld Ave. S. Theft5300 Blk 6th Terrace S. Vandalism5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Burglary1000 Blk Gray St. S. Panhandler5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Vandalism5500 Blk 17th Ave. S. Domestic2700 Blk 49th St. S. Trespass700 Blk 58th St. S. Vandalism5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Wednesday 4/24 Animal Call2200 Blk 51st St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft600 Blk 54th Ln. S. Keep the Peace5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Thursday 4/25 Noise2600 Blk 53rd St. S. Noise2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Neighbor Problem5000 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble13th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Juvenile Trouble1600 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Domestic4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic2900 Blk 56th St. S. Theft2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Fraud/Forgery6200 Blk 15th Ave. S.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 45 Try your hand at SudokuCooking Their Butts Off at Pinellas Pioneer Settlement Nancy Millard offers up a taste of one of several competing pork shoulders in the Pinellas Pioneer Settlements Cook Your Butt Off Challenge this past Saturday. Many competitors camped at the settlement to watch their tasting each of the dishes, which ranged from spicy mojo pork to sweet slowcooked pork. Gulfports Smokin Js sponsored the event. Reading Paws at the Gulfport Library! Did you know reading to a pet can help boost your childs literary 9th from 3:30-4:30 to read a story Maya, the reading assistance golden retriever. +To make an appointment with Maya please call Cailey at 893-1074. Art Instructors Wanted The Gulfport Recreation Center is interested in teaching art during the 2013 Summer Camp Program. One position is for 7 or 8 weeks, for 2 hours a day, one morning a week. This instructor will have the children create a variety of art projects. The other is for a Mini Camp art instructor for 4 days, 2 hours a day in the afternoon. This instructor will offer more focused instruction on the different art mediums. Please call 893-1068 for more details.Gulfport Rec Summer Camp Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for the 2013 Summer Program begins Wednesday, May 1st for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations for non-residents not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program will begin Monday, May 20th for 30 children max. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. The 8-week program (June 17 August 9) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, Camp (June 10-14) and Post camp (August 12-16) cost is $77 for each and Post camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 893-1068.
46 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 By Matthew Margolis Confessions of a Dog Abuser What do the following comments have in common? Ive given her tongue lashings that would wake the dead and ostracized her to the point of feeling guilty like an abusive jailer. Ive bitten her on the neck and stared her straight in the eyes. I use a pronged training collar, which makes a world of difference. When she goes after my hand, I push it farther into her mouth. What can I do? I have scolded her, slapped her, isolated her, but nothing seems to work. Answer: They are all confessions of dog abusers. These were nonchalant comments dropped by ignorant people in the course of explaining to me the problem with their dog. What they dont realize is that the dog is not the problem. Their dog does not obey. His behavior is embarrassing. They are frustrated. Exhausted. At their wits end. And on and on. But none of the dogs subjected to the abuse laid out above were ever trained. In all fairness, how high should the expectations be? One woman said, He wont come to me. I asked her whether he had been trained to come. She said, Well, I bought him. Shouldnt he come to me? An exchange of cash means nothing to a dog -and neither do the words come and no unless you teach him. None of the techniques quoted above constitutes teaching or training. Most of them were bad ideas pulled from the Internet in a problem. If you were diagnosed with cancer, would you turn to the Internet to nail down a treatment plan? Would you heed the advice found on Dr. Bobs Free Oncology blog? Of course not. Youd turn to a professional, a specialist. Were not treating cancer here, but we are dealing with situations that become dangerous when not properly managed. In dealing with dogs, our voices and hands are tools to shower love, praise and affection. The voice should be pleasant; the hands, soothing. This is how we earn the trust of our canine companions, and it usually isnt hard to do. They want to please us. Theyre ready to trust us. They love to love us. Far and away it is we who do not readily know how to love. Stepping on paws, pulling tails, whacking noses with newspaper, shocking, isolating, kicking, hitting -all abuse. I can understand ignorance; not everyone knows how to raise and train a dog. Thats why I have a job. What I cant understand or condone is abuse disguised as dog training. The dog learns nothing except to fear you -rightfully so. And you accomplish nothing except to destroy the beautiful spirit of an animal and let loose on the world yet another fearful dog. Why so many dog bites in the United States? Why so many dogs in our shelters? Ill give you a hint: The dog isnt the problem. Licorice, Pepper and Mark (with a white mark on his tummy) are gorgeous brothers. The trio was born on February 11; they are now ready for forever homes. Super friendly, the boys love to sleep with their foster Mom as well as relax on her lap. They think other cats and dogs are great. To see and fall in love with these little ones, call a SOS volunteer at 727 545-1116. To learn about more Save Our Strays cats, check SOS website at saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays Missy is a 3 year old, female, tiger stripped Domestic Short Hair. She is a sweet girl who enjoys her quiet time and would prefer to be the only animal in the house. To learn more about Missy and our other adoptable animals, please contact Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 47 Life is in the Blood On Wednesday, May 8 at 2 p.m., Debi McArthur, operations director of LBC Analysis reveals revolutionary new approaches to maximizing ones lifestyle and health through diet, supplements and exercise. Debi states that Blood Optimizer is live blood cell analysis clinic. She is introducing a sneak peek of with Live Blood Cell Analysis, the new individuals live blood cells through informational seminars. The information seminars will be held on every second Wednesday of the month until June at The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport at 2 p.m. Blood Optimizer is home to some of the worlds most revolutionary offerings for health and wellness education and services. Depression and Bipolar Support Group A Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at the Suncoast Center, 4024 Central Avenue on Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. and/or Mondays at Windmoor Health Care, 11300 U.S. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Call Les at 727822-3480. Free Vessel Safety Checks The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Gulfport will be doing free vessel safety checks on May 18th and 19th starting at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. Boat owners of all types can get a free exam. Trailered boats will be inspected before launching to allow others to launch their boats and not tie up the boat ramp. There will be a Boating Safety table set up with free materials for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard Auxiliary always reminds boaters to wear a life jacket and take a boating safety program. Their About Boating Safety (ABS) 8 hour course is taught be experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Call 727-399-7986 or 727-743-1652.
48 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 New Senior Excursions The St. Pete Beach Community Center has extended their Senior Excursions. The excursions are a great way for local seniors to travel with their friends. The new trips are as follows: May 10th International Mall, June 7th SS American Victory and Lunch at Channelside, July 19th Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racing, and August 16th Hard Rock Casino. All excursions will depart from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. at 9 a.m. and returning by 4 p.m. All participants must pre-register by the Wednesday prior to the excursion. Each trip is $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents of St. Pete Beach. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727363-9245. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Mays program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road May 7, Boating Safety May 14, Piloting Your Boat Part A May 21, and Piloting Your Boat Part B May 28. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846. Hurricane Related Vendors Wanted The City of Gulfport will be hosting the 2013 Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 23rd, 7 p.m. at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S. (enter on 26th Ave. S.) The City is looking for Hurricane related vendors, products or anything related to helping during hurricane season. The spots are free (one per vendor) and space is limited. Vendors will be located inside the Theater Lobby. A table will be provided, but you must supply your own linens. This informative seminar is open to the public. For more information on this event or your interest in being a vendor, please email jshea@ mygulfport.us or call Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727-893-1118. Water Aerobics at Aquatics Center Water Aerobics offers a great muscle-toning and cardio workout water. Starting on April 30th classes will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:15-11 a.m. at The City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Cost is only $5 SPB residents and $6 non-residents. This class is free for all SilverSneakers members. Join anytime.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 49 Fun on the Water Ralph Schuler (47 Catalina) was one of many sailors who offerd the curious and the sea-smitten sailboat rides at Saturdays annual Fun Day. The event, sponsored by the Boca Ciega Yacht Club, allows the public a look inside the club. Members offered sailboat rides all afternoon and everyone who tickets for prizes like dinner at Habana Cafe. Emcee Bob Newcomb ran the knew how to get a free hot dog, soda, and sailboat ride. The citys CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members also offered a gas grill in a separate faction of the Boy Scouts of America, escorted novice sailors to the appropriate boat. The club offers this popular event once a year in April. Pianist for New Singing Group Mondays at 2:30 p.m., a new singing group is forming at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. If you enjoy music, then this is for you! Meet new instructor Evelyn Kandzer. They are also looking for a volunteer accompanist pianist. For those of you who have called in the past with interest, please come and join their new group! If you have questions, please call Gail at 727-893-2237. MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be on May 17 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. Military or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595.
50 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Free Movie Day Dont forget Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. for free movie day featuring The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with a lunch special for $2.50 at the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. where good friends meet! Summer Camps For Kids ST. PETE BEACHGet ready for Hook, Line and Summer 2013 at The St. Pete Beach Community Center. Summer camps are available for ages 3 years old and up. The fullday 8 week camp program runs from June 17th to August 9th. Pre and post camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All summer long campers will participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, Over 10 half-day specialty camps such as Archery, American Doll and Fishing are also available. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245. Registration begins March 23rd at The Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Call for Artists The 49th Street South Business Association and the Gulfport Merchants Association issue a call for artists for SoStudio Tour 2013. The event takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25, 1-7 p.m., and Sunday, May 26, 1-4 p.m., with artists choosing their own hours. Demonstrations are encouraged. SoStudio is certainly centered in Gulfport, but artists in the entire area are welcome to open their studios, even if its just a corner of the dining room. Please contact Barbara Nicolazzo for more information and to reserve your spot in the tour guide, email@example.com. Forget-Me-Not Loss can be devastating and often individuals are unsure as to how they should process their grief. What can a grief support group offer you? A focus group is being created for opportunity to share your experiences with others who are struggling with similar grief. Discuss feelings and learn appropriate ways to express your bereavement while learning techniques for coping with the feelings associated with the loss and gain a sense of empowerment. If interested, please call the Gulfport Senior Center at 893-2237 or 893-1231 to get on the list. This is provided by Coasts Older Americans Program. For more information, contact Meagan Flores at 727272-7771. Toddler Story Time Check out Toddler Story time at Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the community! For more information please contact Cailey, City of Gulfport Youth Services Librarian, at 727893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 51 By Scott Lafee Brain Sweat In the months ahead, there will come a time when it becomes so hot that it will feel like you cant think straight. And you know what, you cant. New research suggests that warm weather impairs our ability to make complex decisions. It might even cause us to avoid making tough decisions at all. This may sound far-fetched, but the notion has a biological basis: Like every other organ in the body, the brain requires energy to function. Like every other organ, that energy comes in the form of glucose. So it stands to reason that if the body, during a particularly hot (or cold) day, is expending a lot of energy on critical temperature regulation, it has less to allocate for brain functions, such as making decisions. And since hard decisions require more cognitive be put on hold. Researchers have tested this idea in creative ways. In one study, they found that lottery buyers tended to prefer simpler pick-6 tickets over choosing from among dozens of scratch tickets when the weather is warm. In another study, participants performed less well on cognitive tests in warmer rooms when compared with cooler rooms. Of course, none of this is conclusive proof that folks in warmer places tend to make poorer decisions than those residing in cooler climes, but its something to think about -preferably in a room with air conditioning. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE The average human head weighs about 10 pounds, or about half of the typical commercially grown watermelon. GET ME THAT. STAT! The breastfeeding trend continues. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the percentage of mothers who start and continue breastfeeding is rising across all demographic groups. From 2000 to 2008, mothers who started breastfeeding increased more than 4 percent. During that same period, the number of mothers still breastfeeding at six months jumped nearly 10 percent, from 35 percent in 2000 to nearly 45 percent in 2008. STORIES FOR THE WAITING ROOM So much for all that clean mountain air: Sick people is Switzerland stay in hospitals longer than the people of any other nation -almost 10 days, on average. Switzerland also has the worlds highest number of hospital beds per capita. By comparison, the United States ranks 27th in hospital beds per capital. And the average American hospital stay is just under six days, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Linonophobia -Fear of string OBSERVATION The road to health is paved with good intestines! --Physician and author Sherry A. Rogers CURTAIN CALLS In 1877, David Lunt of Deadwood, S.D., was accidentally shot in the when the town marshal attempted to disarm another man. The bullet passed through Lunts brain, leaving both entry and exit wounds, but Lunt never lost consciousness and felt no pain. Indeed, he seemed to recover, resuming ordinary life until, 67 days after the shooting, Lunt experienced a terrible headache and suddenly died. An autopsy attributed his death to the head injury, but no one could explain why he survived so long.
52 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Guardianship? (Part II) This article is a continuation of our previous article regarding "What Is A Guardianship?" WHO MAY SERVE AS A GUARDIAN? If someone is an adult resident of the State of Florida, that person a guardian in Florida. Likewise, a close relative of a ward who is not a resident of the State of Florida guardian. However, if a proposed guardian is incapable of performing the duties of a guardian or has been convicted of a felony, that person cannot be appointed by the Probate Court as a guardian. Generally, the Probate Court will give careful consideration to the wishes and desires expressed by a ward as to the selection of a guardian. WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GUARDIAN? Guardians are required to be bonded and may be required to complete a Court-approved training program for guardians. Guardians are required by the Probate Court to be represented by a lawyer. All guardianship reports are presented to the Probate Court for review and approval. In the event a guardian does not carry out his or her duties in a responsible manner, the guardian is subject to removal by the Probate Court. ARE THERE LESS SEVERE ALTERNATIVES TO A GUARDIANSHIP? Guardianship is an expensive and time-consuming process. Use of less severe alternatives to guardianship is highly recommended. For example, the use of a durable power of attorney, a health care directive and/or a revocable living trust may eliminate the need for a guardianship thereby reducing the costs and time delay associated with guardianships. 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. 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 53 Summer Fun and Water Safety DaySt. Petersburg, Fla. (April 23, 2013) A mission of the City of St. Petersburg is for every child to learn how to swim. Grab your towels and sunscreen for an afternoon of fun in the sun at the Summer Fun & Water Safety Day. Join us Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fossil Park Pool located at 6739 Martin Luther King Jr. Street North and learn how to be safe around water. The City of St. Petersburg Aquatics division is hosting a free event including in-pool swim lesson evaluations for children two years and up, healthy cooking from the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning. Sponsored by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, All Childrens Hospital, FloridaSafePools.org, and Publix. For more information on pools, lessons and other exciting activities see www.stpeteparksrec.org.Apply for Arts and Culture GrantsSt. Petersburg, Fla. (April 30, 2013) The city of St. Petersburg is offering and cultural organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available online at www.stpete.org/ grants/internal_grants_program. asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 14. Organizations interested in applying for these grant funds are encouraged to attend an informational workshop, which will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth Street N., Room 100. It is anticipated that for next year, St. Petersburg City Council will allocate approximately $175,000 to eligible arts and cultural organizations to assist them in underwriting their operating expenses. The citys Arts Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to City Council in cultural organization must serve the residents of St. Petersburg. The amount provided to each organization depends on the merit of the application and the operating budget of the organization. This current budget year, the city funded local organizations including American Stage, the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Opera Company and more. Island Nights Auction to Benet Sunshine Center On Saturday, May 18, The Sunshine Center will transform into a tropical island paradise from 6 9 p.m., as the Friends of the Sunshine Center, Inc. hosts the Island Nights Silent Auction celebration and fundraiser. Sail away with them and enjoy live island music, delicious food and drink, and activities. Among the auction items are one and two night stays at some of the best St. Petersburg beach resorts, golf at the Vinoy Resort Golf Course, tickets to Mahaffey Theater events, Tampa Bay Rays Upper Deck tickets and a promotional package, spa gift baskets and more. Tickets go on $10 or pay $15 on the day of the event. Call 727-821-2323.CTK needs Summer Clothes, Shoes Clothes To Kids has an urgent need for shorts, short-sleeve shirts and shoes in all sizes for students in grades K-12. Please help CTK and have a spring cleaning and donate new or gently used clothing and shoes so they can continue to serve lowincome Pinellas students on the free and reduced lunch program with a free school wardrobe. annual Take a Walk at Crescent Lake Park, St. Petersburg to collect new or gently used shoes. They especially need little boys athletic shoes 12 6. Join them on May 11th for Take a Walk, walk 3 laps (2.7 miles) and put a smile on a childs face. Participants are encouraged to bring three pairs of new or gently used school shoes sizes 13T to 13 Adult. There is no entrance fee. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit their website at www.ClothesToKids.org. In 2012, CTK was awarded a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator.
54 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 Why I Love Obamacare I have a pre-existing condition. As a freelance writer, I pay not only the employees portion of my taxes, but the employers part as well. I also pay for my own health insurance. money, at least not to me. I just sent off a hefty payment to the IRS for my insurance premiums due this week. With all that said, I could not support Obamacare more if it were battered, deep fried, and covered in cheese. I support it so much that I would welcome a tax hike to pay for comprehensive, government-run wide. Why would I say that? I mean, in the eyes of the state and the IRS, Im a small business, a class of folks associated with smaller government and lower taxes. I already bear a considerable tax burden for my income level, and giving the government more of my hard-earned money (you spend every Tuesday night at a city council or commission meeting and tell me stripping wouldnt be easier) my wallet. Still, thats what I want. See, I cant afford traditional coverage. Or, rather, I wont. I guess I could go without that new pair of underwear, forego my twice-annual haircut, and... and you know what? It still wouldnt be enough to pay for health insurance that would cover routine visits. I am lucky enough to make too much money for Medicaid, but it still isnt enough to buy decent health insurance. What I have instead is something called major medical. I pay $70 every month for catastrophic coverage, which means Im covered if I go to the hospital to have my arm amputated, but not treatment for the infection that will lead to the amputation. I also need to have continuous coverage because of that pre-existing condition I mentioned. See, if I dont keep insurance, if I ever do buy a full policy, the insurance companies wont pay for anything thats wrong with me already. Because that would actually, you know, cost them money. And who wants to insure sick people? Thats just bad business. Some have suggested I could get a full time job at a company large the skies these days). The reality of that? I have two degrees, a dusty St. Petersburg College, and more than a few summers spent running pools for the YMCA. My best chances for full-time employment with healthcare like to supersize your order or if you found everything you needed on aisle 12. Even then, the reality is that yes, I would have healthcare, but not much else, because those jobs rarely pay entry-level employees a living wage. So I could get health insurance for an exorbitant amount but probably not be able to afford to pay my car insurance. The upside, if you could call it that, is if I got pregnant I could then most likely qualify for Medicaid. Maybe. Its a horrible system. And President Obama has taken insurance any insurance at all I can get a mammogram once a year and an annual well-woman exam at no additional cost. Thats huge, yall: when I started freelancing, I had to decide between paying the power bill and getting a pap smear. Clearly, I was also broke, and that didnt help, but thanks to Obamacare, I will never have to make that choice again. I love In all honesty, I cant blame a can, however, blame our politicians for allowing my physical condition to be determined by how a companys balance sheet looks at the end of the responsibility to their shareholders, whether theyre selling mops or health. Insurance is a business, nothing more, and they have a corporate, not moral responsibility. There are times when the government needs to intervene. This is one of them. Actually, I think the government should make health insurance for anything noncatastrophic illegal, because those policies are, in fact, the problem. Right now, the insurance never pays doctors the full amount they bill, so the doctors must bill more to get a reasonable rate. Its also why doctors have to see some ridiculous amount of patients every hour just to keep the lights on and that affects you whether you have great health insurance or none at all. Remove health insurance, and doctors get full payment from people, and costs go down because theyre getting it all, not just a percentage. The way the system works now is a shining example of capitalism. Which I support, but not when it comes to my health. Then, I support Obamacare. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Oh, and if you receive Medicare and want to contact her to complain about her views, dont bother. Youre already getting Obamacare.
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58 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Plumbing 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. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Business Opportunity SEEKING TREE TRIMMING PARTNERWith Truck/License. Will Supply Equipment and Furnished Room in Private Home. One Person Only. 727-557-5395. Help Wanted HOUSEKEEPER/HOMEMAKERGood Pay. Part Time on Call. References, Background Check and Car a Must! RENT-A-HAND. Lic# 5842. 347-3424.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. JACARANDA MANOR NOW HIRINGPayroll Clerk, PT Ofce Assistant, CNAs (7-3 & 3-11). Unit Manager, (3-11) Nursing Supervisor. Maintenance Asst. Accepting Applications for all Nursing Positions. Apply at www. grace.vikus.net/app BUSY CANVAS AND UPHOLSTRY-Shop Needs Full/Part time help. Experience Only. firstname.lastname@example.org WITH EXPERIENCE-in Assisting Elderly Women with all Activities of Daily Living and Personal Care. Please call. 727-902-6427 between 6pm-8pm. LIVE-IN CARE GIVER-Mature Person Capable of Providing all Aspects of Care for my 90yr. old Mother. Must have Strong back to Transfer her. (140lbs.). 6 days. Competitive Compensation. Please leave a message with your Name and Phone number. I will return Every call. 727-347-0572. HAIRDRESSER AND NAIL TECH-Booths in the Pasadena Area. 727-384-1904. Ask for Melody. Automotive 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2100. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 2000 BUICK PARK AVENUE-Leather, Full Power, Ice Cold Air, Very Good Condition, 3800 Engine, 28mpg, Excellent Transportation, 94K, $4600 o.b.o. 727-365-7461. 2002 HONDA ACCORD-2 Door, All Black. $2250 o.b.o. 150K 727-623-4229. 2006 PT CRUISER TOURINGLow Miles, K&N Cold Air Filter, Jet Chip. Reduced $7500 727-510-0780. Moving/Hauling Plumbing PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive BUSY CANVAS AND UPHOLSTRYShop Needs Full/Part time help. Experience Only. email@example.com PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Help Wanted PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 59 DUMP TRAILER NEEDS-Bed Work. Rest Excellent. Make Offer. 727-639-2199 or 727347-1123.NEED CASH NOW? TOP DOLLAR PAIDFor Junk Cars! All Years, Makes, Models. Running or Not. Title or Not. 727-253-5190 or 727400-1237. 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. Computers/Electronics MODEL 7659-N2U LENOVO THINKPADT61, Core 2 Duo T8300-2.4G, 2G/80G, 14.1WXGA, CDRW/DVD, Wi/Bluetooth, Webcam. Vista Business-OS, Six Month Warranty. $260. With IBM/Lenove Thinkpad Type 2504 Port Replicator, $275. 727-341-0694. Cycles/Scooters TREK BICYCLENavigator 300, Mint Condition, $250. 727-381-4257. MOVING SALE-King size BR suit fawn, bridged mirror, dresser, high boy dresser all for $950. (mattress incl.) Double door Refrig/ ice maker, Kenmore, $300. Washer/Dryer $50. each. Computer desk/le drawers $150. both. Sm. oak table, round $75. 727-510-3368 or 727-290-6249. SOFABeautiful orange suede microber, 94 long. Very comfortable. Perfect condition. $250. 727-327-3838 INDOOR/OUTDOORFiberglass/Wicker, Maintenance free, no rust or corrosion ever. Love seat w/cushions, 2 end tables & 1 cocktail table. 42 round dining table w/4 cushioned round backed chairs. $300. 727-954-8916.KENMORE WASHER & DRYERWorks Great! $175. for Set. 727-687-8611. GRAND OPENING SALEFurnitue, Appliances, Home Decor and More! Hotel Liquidation Warehouse, 5009 Gulfport Blvd. 727-3298929. www.HotelLiquidationWarehouse.com General ROYAL PALM CEMETERY101-55th St. S. St. Petersburg. Two buriel plots, Sale! $2400 for both. Beautiful Location. Call Patrick at 727-481-4865. MOVING SALE FURNITURE-Chandeliers. Piano, and Misc. Items. Call 727-345-1700. MOTHERS DAY MAY 12TH-Beautiful gift baskets. Special order or ready to go from $20-60. Also Mary Kay and Avon products. Value Fair Market (old Kmart) 3951 34th St. S. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33711 Call Dianne 727-510-3368 or 727-290-6249. Bring Ad in For a Free Gift! PRO -FORM TREADMILL-$50. Large Microwave $25. White Wicker Vanity w/stool and Mirror $50. Sleep Number twin bed, has Massager and reclining head and foot $300. Metal Shed 6x4x 6 high $250. Stackable Washer/ Dryer needs heating element, has dent but works $60. 727-692-7062.WANT YOUR WORK PUBLISHED? Essay, Poetry, Book. Complete: design, illustration, layout, copyrights, ISBN, Bar codes, e-book and print. Trace Taylor Publishing. 813486-5437 RESTAURANT AND CATERING-Supplies. Tables, Chairs, Booths, Dishware, Refrigeration, Neon Lighting and Many Small Wares. 352-263-4532. 30% OFF ANY ITEM-with this Ad. Creative Comforts Thrift Store. 5520 58th St. N. All Star Plaza, Tues. thru Friday 10am-5:30pm. Sat. 9:30am.-2:00pm. 727-289-7004. JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES & MORE! Antiques, Retro & Vintage Furniture, Iron Patio Set, Rattan Sofa, Household, Hand Tools & Hardware. 30 Year Accumulation of Art/Jewelry Making Supplies, Display Case. 727-5015886. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 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. Pets/Animals GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale 5000 14TH AVE. SO.Gulfport. Sat. 9-5pm. Household Items, Clothes, Variety Items. 5005 NEWTON AVE. S.-Saturday 8am.-2pm. Between 14th & 15th Aves. S. Off 49th St. S. GALA SALETools, Furniture, Sporting, Garden, Domestic, Kitchenware & More! Must Go! Friday & Saturday, 9-4. 5554 16th Ave. N. ESTATE SALEEntire Contents of House. Furniture, Kitchen, Tools, Matresses, KnicKnaks, Garden Tools. 5848 Dartmouth Ave. S. Friday & Saturday 8-1p.m. END OF SEASON FIRST FRIDAY-Flea! Friday, May 3rd from 9am.-Noon. Lots of Items! Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Av.e S. 4507 15TH AVE.. SO.-Fri./Sat. 8-4. Household Items, Barstool, Costume Jewelry, Rug, Children, Men, Women Clothing, all Sizes Shoes, p urses, much more. FURNITURE, CHAIRS, CLOTHESBrand New in Box, Holiday Decorations. Saturday & Sunday, 9-? 5218 Newton Ave. S. SAT. 8A.M-?-Everything Must Go! Lots of Good Stuff! 2410 Kingston St. S. SATURDAY 8-1P.M.Tablesaw, household items & clothing. 2854 53rd St. N. Automotive Furniture/Appliances General PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.
60 Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. L. B. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. L.B. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. L.B. TREASURE ISLAND YACHT CLUB-Condo, Unfurnished, Large 1BR/1.5BA, Renovated. Cable/Water Included. W/D. No Pets. $875/Mo. 1st & Last. 727-343-5500 After 4:30pm. 1BR/1BA APT.-CHA, on Busline. $525/Mo. 1st/last/security. Electric and one 1/2 Water. Background Check. Call 727-409-3716 After 5pm. PASADENA 2BR DUPLEX APT.-$695/Mo. Ceramic Tile oors, Central Location, (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area). Peaceful Place. Close to Shops, Bus, Beaches. 727-459-4579. CLEAN 1 BEDROOM ON LAKE-Maggiore. Recently Remodeled, Washer/Dryer, CHA Carport. Nice Neighborhood. $750/Mo. All Utilities Included. 727-289-6335. No Dogs. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT COTTAGE-Updated 2BR/1BA, Family Room, C/H/A, Tile Kitchen & Bath, Hardwood Floors, Laundry Room. All Appliances, Large Fenced Yard, Carport. Near Stetson. No Smokers/Pets. $975/Mo. includes pest/lawn service, 1st & Security. 813-3409816. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need part time secretary. Possible Live In. 727-289-3588. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/ maintenance. 727-804-5694. GOLFERS PARADISEPrestiges PYCC Beautiful 2BR/2BA Condo with Pond view from Balcony/Patio. W/D, Storm Shutters, Newer Appliances, Parquet Floors, Indoor Parking, Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Tennis, Golf, Clubhouse/Restaurant for your Dining Pleasure. Beautifully Decorated Lobby. Gated Community. Gorgeous Grounds to Stroll. Living at its Best! No Pets. Yearly, $1250/Mo. 727347-6030 or 727-656-8800. BEAUTIFUL BAY ISLANDLarge 1BR/1.5BA, Presidential Bldg. Freshly painted, renovated bathroom, W/D. Beautiful Waterviews, 6 pools, 4 lighted tennis courts, his & her gyms and much more! Gated 55+ community, 24 hour security. Unfurnished, Annual lease. Walking distance to shopping and beach. On busline. Call 727-367-9395 for more info. TOTALLY RENOVATED-Excellent Location, 1 Bedroom. All Utilities Included (including Cable). Background Check Required, Looking for Quality Tenant! 727-410-6599. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Studio. $695/Mo. Ceramic Tile Floors. Central Location. (69th Ave./Sunset Way). Near Beach, Shops, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579. APARTMENTS FOR RENT1BRs $525/Mo. 2BRs, $675/Mo. Gulfport & St. Pete. 727-8045596. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. TOWN SHORES LANCASTERDeluxe 2BR/2BA, gorgeous waterviews. All new tile, new windows. Free cable & gas. Carport. Close to clubhouse, tennis & heated pool. Walk to beach, art district. 55+. No pets. $975/Mo & Deposit. 727-688-7337 or 727-343-3731. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over come All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. Card of Thanks Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. T.A.B. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful interces sor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my as sistance. Help me in my present urgent peti tion. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. L.B. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. S.B. Real Estate for Rent
Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 61 CHATEAU TOWERS1BR/1BA $890/Mo. & 2BR/2BA, $1200/Mo. Annual. Great Waterviews, Laundry on Premesis. Covered Parking. All Amenities. Petless. Call 727-204-0643. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE!!-2BR/2BA, Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Family Room, Fenced, Work Shed! Yearly Rental. THE SUN TEAM 727-345-0099TOWN 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 Furnished Rentals FURNISHED 1BR/1BA-Condo. Patriot Square 55+ Community. 2 Pools, Tennis, Active Clubhouse Activities. Annual $650/Mo. 1st/last & $500/Security. 727-565-2151 or 727-8659142. BAY ISLAND-Professional Remodeled Condo. Water Views from Open oor Plan. See Dolphins Playing. Kitchen designed for a Professional Cook. Extra Granite and Upgraded Cabinets. Stainless Steel Appliances. Unit is Available Immediately. Non Smoking, No Pets. Yearly Lease. $1500/Mo. Call for Appt. 727599-7563 or 727-599-7562. GULFPORT ART DISTRICTBeautiful 2/1, Large Yard, Gas Grill, Walk-in Shower, Huge Kitchen, W/D, Summer Special $1000/Mo. 727-366-1693. Accommodations to Share GULFPORT LADY WISHES TO RENTFurnished bedroom in her home. Share kitchen, living room, chores, expenses. Must be neat, quiet, pleasant and looking for a place to call home. $125/wk., $500/mo. References required and Security. Call Diana, 727-3665712. TOWN SHORES LANCASTERDeluxe 2BR/2BA, gorgeous waterviews, all new tile & windows. Enjoy heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. Walk to beach, art district. $129,000. 727-688-7337 or 727-343-3731. 1/1 WATERVIEW-fully furnished, murphy bed $139,900. 2/2 unfurnished, screened porch $109,900. Townhouse 2/2 1/2 fully furnished, end unit $129,000. private beach, 2 pools, tennis, racquetball, gated community. Call Dianne McCormick BEACH & LUXURY REALTY INC. 727-510-3368 or 727-290-6249. 7930 SUN ISLAND DR #202$139,000 1BR/1BA. 7030 Sun Island Dr. #310 $269,900 2BR/2BA. Waterfront Views w/Open Balconies. Gated Community w/Pool, clubhouse, covered parking, W/D in unit. Lots of upgraded & Furnished. Call Karen Vogel, 727-542-9384. PRUDENTIAL TROPICAL REALTY. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale AMAZING EXECUTIVE TRI-LEVELTownhouse, 3BR/2BA in gorgeous Pelican Creek. Property sits right on the 5th hole of pictur esque Pasadena Yacht & Country Club 18 hole course. Spacious, open plan w/great views. Jacuzzi tub, garage. Must see this very special home in a great community. $335,000. 727-688-7337 or 727-343-3731.
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Gabber May 2 May 8, 2013 63 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.
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