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No. 2311 May 23 May 29, 2013 Holistic F oods, Fr esh Bak ed Biscuits and Tr ea ts Fresh Market Says Farewell to CoordinatorBy Shelly Wilson Outgoing Fresh Market coordinator Daniel Hodge, with volunteer Sandy Duffy, got a surprise send-off and scrapbook from the Merchants last Tuesday at OMaddys. After three and a half years as coordinator for the Tuesday Fresh Market in Gulfport, Daniel Hodge is stepping down. In appreciation for his years of service, the Merchants Association and fellow Fresh Marketers honored Hodge with a surprise celebration at OMaddys on Tuesday. Fresh Market vendors also collaborated on a scrapbook, signed with special wishes for the departing coordinator. Said volunteer Sandy Duffy to the guest of honor: We just want you to know how much we love you. When asked what was required to do the job, Hodge said, Persistence, only half joking. But more than anything, TLC. And a passion for Gulfport, which I have in spades. Though he is stepping aside, Hodge is certainly not leaving his community. I love this town, he said. I really want to give back to it. And I still will. Azalea Market Starts Small but has Big Dreams A change of venue could mean big things for the Azalea Market, which started operating out of the Pinellas Science Center in January. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., different vendors line up to sell locals honey, hot dogs, and a cornucopia of different treats. So far its been great. We get new vendors each week, Joe Irizarry, the market manager, says. Prior to that the move to the Science Center, the market took place at the Azalea Rec Center. See Azalea, page 7 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Tom Iovino, Public Information Specialist Pinellas County Communications, hurricane related vendors and the City of Gulfport for the 2013 Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport). The seminar, Does it take a Category 5? will focus on hurricane intensity and why that shouldnt be the only factor you use when deciding to prepare for a storm. Sandy was a Category 1, Ike a 2 and Katrina a 3 when they made landfall, and they are likely the three most destructive storms in American history. Hurricane related vendors scheduled for this conference: American Red Cross, Gulfports Community Emergency Response Team, Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Community Development Department, Solar Energy Systems, Home Depot, Lowes, Morgan Exteriors, PSTA, and more. So you wont miss dinner, the Senior Center Foundation snack bar, adjacent to the Theater, See Seminar, page 2


2 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Seminar, from front pagewill open at 5 p.m. They are running a special: 2 slices of pizza and a drink for $3 so you can come early to view the vendors before the seminar begins. Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the Seminar starts at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Justin Shea, Technical Events Specialist for the City of Gulfport, at 727893-1118.


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4 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Post 305 to Hold Memorial Ceremony Join them at Long Key Post #305 (6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach) on Monday, May 27th for a Memorial Day Ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Designed to honor those men and women in our armed forces who gave their lives so that we may live in freedom, event features speakers, Benediction, Laying of Wreath with full staff). Lunch to follow. Public School Pledge Drive Party Bring your hearts, your hopes and your dreams for a public school in our community. Academy by the Sea Public School Pledge Drive Party will be held May 29th from 4-7 p.m. at the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach in the Date/Blue Palm Room of the Conference center for this exciting event to support public education for the beaches community. They will have a silent auction where you will have the opportunity to make a non-binding pledge for items and services needed by the school. Whether its a box of pencils, a new computer, or lending a hand with painting, you can make a difference for public education! Event features free parking, live music, free Bring the kids for free use of Sirata beach waterslide from 4-5 p.m.; pick up your pass at the event.RSVP/ contact at: academybythesea@aol. com. Summer Reading Kick-off PartyGulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue S., Gulfport is celebrating summer with a chance to read some great books! Bring the family to sign up for their Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 8th from 12-3 p.m. Event includes a fun carnival, moonwalk, games, face painting and more. Call 727892-1074.


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Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 7 Azalea, from front page Were really interested in community. We want to build the community up, Kathy Irizarry, who sells Greek food, says. Ms. Irizarry says the market will soon include organic produce grown in the Azalea community garden. Want to take part? Contact Joe at AzaleaFreshMarket.com Third Annual SoStudio Tour to Showcase Gulfport Artists The Third Annual SoStudio Tour is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 from 1-7 p.m., and Sunday, May 26 from 1-4 p.m. The Tour features artists open studios, galleries, receptions, and demonstrations. The tour will showcase many artists well-known in Gulfport as well as some new-found artists. More than 15 tour locations will display artists work. Among artists participating are Janet Corrigan, Ricca Fischer, Byron Howes, Derrick Johnson, Mary Joyner, Cynthia Linden, Owen Pach, Jonathon Schork, Melissa Schultz, Keith Stillwagon, Monika Watson, Catherine Weaver, and Mia Williams. Among other demonstrations, Art Car Artist Jennifer Kosharek (even-odd.blogspot.com) will show off her spray-paint art as she paints a vehicle on Sunday at the Gulfport Arts Center (GAC), 2726 54th Street S.) Working artists at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport will also have ongoing demonstrations of hot glass work during the two-day event. A silent auction and closing reception will take place at the Gulfport Arts Center on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. A $10 tour guide will serve as a pass into the studios, galleries, and receptions around town. Guides may be purchased at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery (3129 Beach Blvd. S.), Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd. S.), the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce (4926 Gulfport Blvd. S.), and T and Me Tea Company (2908 Beach Blvd. S. in the Art Village Courtyard). During the two-day event, guides will also be available for purchase from the Gulfport Arts Center and the Longhouse (2309 49th St. S.). SoStudio Tour 2013 is sponsored by The 49th Street South Business Association and the Gulfport Merchants Association. For more information, contact Barbara Nicolazzo at 727-347-4786.


8 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Food Truck, Fresh Market Season Finales Friday, May 24th from 5-9 p.m. is your last chance this season to try some of the best food trucks in the Tampa Bay area: Killer Samich, Keepn It Reel, Tasty Stacy, Gone Bananas, Smoothin & Shaken, PAO Truck, Mobile Munchiez, Rolling Zoinks, Americanwiener and Mr. I Got Em BBQ. Live music provided by Dixie Land Jazz. Chairs welcome, coolers/alcohol prohibited, free parking. Corey Avenue is located in downtown St Pete Beach. Call 727498-8778 or visit www.coreyave. com. Come back to Corey for the season Sunday, May 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy live music by Joel & Dakota, the father/son duo from Tarpon Springs. With over 40 local vendors bringing you produce, foods and Corey merchants open during market hours experience the largest shopping venue in St Pete Beach. Corey Avenue is located just off Gulf Blvd. Free admission and parking. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com.Vegan Potluck Reaching out to vegans and vegetarians who are truly concerned with the welfare of animals and the planet, Brigitte and Ian Wallace are hosting a vegan potluck gathering at their home in Gulfport, on Saturday May 25th at 6.30 p.m. They are hoping to make this a monthly event, where like minded caring humans enjoy meeting friends and sharing delicious ethical kind food in the comfort of a home. Must RSVP at 727-793-7055 and plan on bringing only 100% vegan dishes. Senior Center Summer Hours As of Monday, June 3rd, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center will begin new summer hours. Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes are still available at the Senior Center. Wii Bowling on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Italian Class for Beginners on Tuesday at 6 p.m., Italian Dance Practice on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and Card Games on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


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10 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Letters Hard Candy, May 16, 2013 edition Dear Editor: If anyone honestly believes that Gulfport's tax revenues should not be used to help subsidize the events which actually help well as spend their money here and then continue to return to do the same, I fear it is time to pull his/ her head out of the sand and look around. The Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association members who do the actual work of planning and putting on these events as well help with volunteers and funding invariably spend more of their own personal and private income on the events than the City of Gulfport's small stipend of support. And to think that these events which result in an abundance of community goodwill, not to mention huge amounts of commercial and tax revenue are less important to the betterment of Gulfport than a library and senior center is simply ludicrous. Michael Kemp Dear Editor : What would Gulfport be without events? No Art Walks, no Tuesday Fresh Markets, no Springfest, no Geckofest, no July 4th celebration? No events/parties, means no Gulfport as we know it, at least over the past ten years. There will be no money to create infrastructure such as sidewalks because there will be no customers to walk those sidewalks and hence no tax income. This is the world Ms. Salustri envisions because businesses are the succubus of the City of Gulfport funds. Although these 75 yearly events by every nonamount to $17,000 in cost to the City of Gulfport in an almost $4 million dollar budget, we are the blight. It is the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Merchants Association that have created the destination and identity and marketed Gulfport, not the City of Gulfport. Larger cities have actual paid promotion staff and an advertising budget, not so in Gulfport. That has been the sole responsibility of these organizations. The City of Gulfport is Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. absolutely supportive and gives their cooperation but they do not subsidize the work of these groups. To maintain that these organizations are less deserving of our tax dollars than the Library or Senior Center (which these businesses sponsor for their events) is an insult to the thousands of volunteer hours and monies spent to bill Gulfport as a premier destination in Pinellas County, all built on the back of events. Lori Rosso, President, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Secretary, Gulfport Merchants Association Dear Editor: Cathy says, "...ask your council why it subsidizes these parties..." I believe we should ask the council this question, and that the council should know the answer. If they do not, they should ask the City. If the City does not have a solid answer built on years of data, statistics, and facts, then they should do the work hard to do. In my opinion, if the City knew the to our festivals in regards to return on investment, and made that information public, we may very well be pressuring the City to increase that budget drastically. If nobody knows and we all just speculate and guess, the City could be losing out on an opportunity to make more money thus being able to provide more funds to the Senior Center and Library as Cathy wishes. On the other hand, we get a return on its investment. Right now we do not know, correct? Gulfport's festivals are one of the greatest tools in our toolbox for the of our city. It is imperative that business decisions by the City in regards to festivals be based 100% upon data and facts, not guess work, obligation, emotion, nor any other reason that is not based upon the goes, "Nothing personal, strictly business." We are at the brink of a major forand deep pockets to approach our city with an offer to "rent" the city for a one or two day festival where a headliner. Whether that happens the City needs to be prepared and have the knowledge and business savvy to negotiate the best for all of us. Let's face it, Gulfport is becoming known for its festivals and we have a perfect waterfront venue and several great parks that have hosted Our town has an amazing potential for very needed income. I know for a fact we are attracting attention by serious big-time promoters. Let's not be taken by surprise when approached and miss an opportunity to fatten the City's wallet because we are not ready to make an intelligent decision on what its ultimate value would be for us.Rob FowlerWon't you reconsider? Dear Editor : Having just returned to Ireland from yet again, another wonderful holiday spent in the area of St. Petes beach (26 years visiting twice a year), I feel deemed to voice disappointment on the ruling applied to the establishment known as Swigwam Beach Bar, on Corey Avenue of customers not being allowed to sit outside on the seats provided and enjoy a leisurely drink. Mr. Rob Williams, proprietor, runs a very respectable business. His clientele are mature, mannerly and cause no disruption to passing trade.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 11 Letters (con't.)I feel this ruling is jeopardising additional trade to the area. When visiting Swigwam, one wants to enjoy the ambience of the area, and encourage visiting other local shops, increasing trade. I hope you will consider this request and grant approval to participate in outdoor socialising. You have the perfect weather and it is a shame not to be able to enjoy it. I not only voice our personal opinions, but those of many other visitors and locals to the area. Thanking you in anticipation of a favourable outcome. Patrick & Moyra McSherryMemorial Day Dear Editor : The last Monday in May is when we celebrate Memorial Day. It was once called Decoration Day, when we decorated the graves of soldiers who died serving America. Waterloo NY is the birthplace of Memorial Day because in 1873 it was On May 5th, 1868 the Commander of observed later that month on May 30th when the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers were decorated at Artlington National Cemetery. In 1971 Congress put into law that the holiday would be celebrated on the last Monday in May. This was done in order to ensure a three-day weekend holiday. It was tradition in the past many cities held Memorial Day parades; today the number of those parades are dwindling. It's important to remember that on Memorial Day, we honor those who died serving our country and protecting our freedoms. God bless America.Tony Fiore


12 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Are you Hot Enough for the IACG? The new Board of Directors at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport are 2200 Membership Fund Drive. The brainchild of board president Owen Pach, this is a multi-platform event designed simultaneously to put some much-needed cash into the bank at the IACG, and to encourage buy-in from their friends and neighbors at large as member-investors in one of Gulfports iconic community assets. Inspired by the working temperature of hot glassthe IACG team have created a number of different membership packages, each of which comes with a graduated set just general coolness. The packages start at the $75 Hot Enough To Handle level and go all the way to the Molten Glass level for $1100, with affordable levels in between. The event, scheduled to coincide with the third annual SoStudio Tour on Memorial Day weekend, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25th, with a private glass-blowing demo and a brunch catered by T&Me, hosted by Owen Pach. During the following two days, Pach has scheduled the 1st annual Glass Olympics, in which contestants will compete in a variety of hot-glasshandling activities. There will also be live music (including Barney & Leta of the Urban Gypsies) and other entertainment, a silent auction, piece of the event will be the celebrity cup series, in which prominent GulfportiansJim OReilly, Sam Henderson, and otherswill produce glass cups with the IACG hotshop p.m. Sunday, May 26th, with a live auction featuring work by some of the Bay Areas premier glass blowers, including Susan Gott and Duncan McLellan. To follow this event, like the Industrrial Arts Center on facebook, or come by and visit the hot shop at the Artists Village Courtyard, 2902 Beach Blvd. Tai Chi for Health Class Tai Chi for Health classes with Levine will start on Thursday, May 23rd from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The classes will be held at King of Peace MCC, 5th Ave.N. and 32nd St.N. in the social hall. Parking is available in the rear of the church building, enter through the parking lot rear door. All of the exercises and movements will be taught while you are sitting down and standing up. This set is suitable for men and women of any age, the movements are low-impact, the joints mobile. As you focus on the slow-motion movements, you will start to experience the stress-reducing your breathing, strengthening your improving your balance and reducing your risk of falling. If you have questions call Rhoda at 727204-9050.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 13 Parent and Child Summer Swim Lessons The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is offering parent and child swim lessons for ages 6 months to 3 years old. Goals for this program include the childs enjoyment and adjustment in and around the water, while instructing parents how to assist in the development of their childrens future swimming skills. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available in the schedule. A two-week session is only $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 for non-residents. Registration starts on Thursday, May 23 at 9 a.m. For more information visit www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264. Art Centers Looking for Volunteers The City of Imagination and The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport want you! Since expanding activities at the City of Imagination in April to include a monthly curated art show, regular art classes, theatre work, live music, and more, organizers would like to schedule regular weekend hours during which the public can drop in. Volunteer duties at the airconditioned Imaginarium are uncomplicated: ambassadors should be prepared to greet visitors, answer questions, hand out brochures, and promote arts activities. Shifts are from 4-6 hours long, and volunteers are encouraged to bring a book or project with which to entertain themselves during slow times. Meanwhile, the Industrial Art Center of Gulfport has a lot of roles operation last fall, Owen Pach and his from cleaning and answering the phone to manning the welcome desk walks and other events. In addition to making themselves part of the IACG family, volunteers will get discounts of classes and activities, invitation to closed events, and shop time with the Anyone interested in volunteering at one or both of these great community centers should e-mail schork. jonathan@gmail.com, or send them a note on facebook.License Free Fishing Days With more than 3 million anglers in the state, it is likely you either the perfect venue to try your hand or introduce a friend to some of the The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) selected Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, Sept. 1 as the 2013 saltwater licenserequirement to have a recreational residents and visitors while they are This years freshwater license-free


14 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Whats Happening at the City of Imagination? Following up on their successes in producing entertainment for the Spring Faerie Fest at Clymer Park, and their inaugural art show Radca & Glueck: shamanic pathways, the City of Imagination is launching some exciting new programs for the spring/summer season. In June the City of Imagination is hosting a curated show of work from the artists at the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport. Whilst glass can be expected to dominate the collectionfeaturing items by Owen Pach, Tony Vouis, Elise Paultre, and otherssteel, stone and pottery pieces will round out the exhibit. summer camp, TM&AF producer Ciara Carinci and SMS2 owner Jonathan Schork will be offering Acting & Stagecraft Camp. The weeklong program, from July 8-12, is for children from 8-13 years old, and will explore hands-on every aspect of theatre from plot and script through props, costumes and sets, to casting, rehearsals and performance, with a special show on the 12th at 7 p.m. for friends and family of students and the City of Imagination. For more details, and to follow the development of these and other projects, like the City of Imagination on Facebook and join the party!Environmental Film Series at Boyd Hill The whole family is invited to come join them in watching the true story of Luna the orca whale at their Environmental Film Series. Join them on May 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Boyd Hill Education Center, 1101 Country Club Way S. The movie tells the story of Lunas separation from his family and his integration into a new community of people in Nootka of a smart, friendly, orca whale who appeared among us, proving that the greatest secrets in life are still to be discovered. Space is limited. Cost is $3 adults/$1.50 children 16 and under and free for age 2 and under. Sponsored by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For more information about this event or one of the many others held at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, call 893-7326 or visit http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/ boyd-hill.html.Writing Workshop for Teens Starts June 5th Write that novel, 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 the how to. Class will meet on Wednesdays, June 5th through 26th from 2-5 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. The cost for this four week course is $180. Teens ages 13-18 years old are welcome. Pre-registration is required by Friday, May 31st. For more information call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 15 Build a House with Universal Design for All Ages Dear Pat : My husband and I are in our 50s. We want to build a house that we can stay in as we age. I remember leave her house. Is universal design the answer for us? -Sara B. Dear Sara: Leaving ones home, which you have lived in for many emotionally painful. You can landscaping and cleaning. The reason most elderly people have to leave their homes is accessibility and mobility throughout the house. Typical problem areas are stairs from one room to another. Another common problem is reaching cabinets above a kitchen countertop. As you age, you shrink and lose the ability to stretch. A standard bathtub or even a shower stall with a raised edge can you are in a wheelchair. Universal design likely is the answer for your new home. Although the elderly are commonly thought of as having problems in a traditional home, universal design considers everyone -adults, handicapped, children, etc. For example, a child often cannot access items in tall cabinets. A step at the edge of a shower can be a spot where anyone can stumble when he is less steady immediately after awaking in the morning. Even if you do not end up staying in your home as you are planning, having a universal design makes your house attractive to a larger group of potential buyers. Older couples are often the best buyers because they outright. With proper initial design, the cost of building a universal home The bathroom is a key area for universal design. At least one of the bathrooms should have a shower stall with no step to enter it and be large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Install adequate grabbars throughout the bathroom. Dont worry about its looking like a hospital. There are many fashionable grab-bars now made with attractive The kitchen is another area that should get particular universal design consideration. Standardwork on for someone who has reduced mobility or is in a wheelchair. To make your new home universal, consider installing countertops at two different heights, with a sink in each one. Locating the cooktop and oven in an island can increase accessibility. Strong concrete countertops can be used with decorative woodenedge trim. The trim can be heavy and designed to also function as a grab-bar. Also, consider the types of handles on the drawers so someone with severe arthritis can still open them. Homes are typically designed with a window over the sink and cabinets high over the countertops. A better universal design would be lower cabinets above and behind the sink, with the windows above that reach to the ceiling. The same is true for cabinets above the rest of the countertops. Also consider providing space for an elevator in two-story homes. These are small units about the size of an average-size closet. Until you need can be used as closets for storage.


16 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Hospice and Caregiving Want to know more about what Hospice does and do you need questions answered? Join Janet Pattison from Suncoast Hospice on Thursday, May 23 at 1 p.m. for free information at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Beta Sigma Phi Sunshine City Council of St. Petersburg hosted the 74th Annual Beta Sigma Phi Florida State Convention on May 17-18-19 at the St. Petersburg Hilton Bayfront. There were 406 sisters from around the state, country and Canada attending the Suncoast Fiesta. Everyone had a great weekend of friendship and entertainment. Mayor Bill Foster greeted everyone on Saturday morning and read a proclamation proclaiming Saturday, May 18 as Beta Sigma Phi Day. Susie Brock of Orlando was crowned on Saturday evening as the 2013 Florida State Woman of the Year. Sharon Ingram and her committee received many compliments on the convention. Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter members will be having their awards luncheon on Saturday, June 1st. The social will be hosted by Pam Puskas and Barbara Bofferding. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Splash and Dash Biathlon The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department is very excited to bring back the popular Splash & Dash Childrens Biathlon on Sunday, June 2nd at 9 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Aquatics Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is a non-sanctioned childrens biathlon event featuring a pool swim and fun run in the park, open to children ages 5 to 12 with races done in three different age groups. Registration fees are just $5 per child and include an event medal and admission into the pool after the event. For more information visit www.spbrec.com or call 727363-9264. WWII Veterans Welcome Home Honor Flight 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 them for a heros welcome home as our Veterans return to the St PeteClearwater International Airport on Tuesday, June 4th at 8:45 p.m. 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 call 727 498-6079. Elder Resource Care Fair Find out more about resources for your health and health care options while you have a little fun at the annual Elder Resource Fair at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street N. on Friday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Health tests and health information include free tests for hand and arm functioning, skin integrity, blood pressure, vision, balance, neuropathy, diabetes, deaf and hearing options, with participating health related vendors. Bag lunch available for $4.95. For more information, call 893-7102.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 17 Law of Attraction Are you familiar with The Secret and some of the great things that you can wish happen in your life? Join Life Coach Kathy Lane as she discusses the Law of Attraction through prosperity on Wednesday, June 5th at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. The Empowerment of Healing Join Barbara Newborn at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. on Wednesday, May 29th at 1:30 p.m. Her lecture will discuss methods and new insights into the amazing power of healing disability and illness can teach us about ourselves. As Barbara says We can learn from these experiences and gain perspective on what is truly important in our lives. Our experiences can also enlighten us toward new directions. We can personally transform from the external world of appearances, into our internal world of balance and selfworth. Barbara Newborn is the author of Return to Ithaca: A womans triumph over the disabilities of a severe stroke. She was the Chief of staff of The National Stroke and Quality of Life Medical Education Institute in New York City. Barbara also has two masters degrees in Rehabilitation and teaches Yoga Therapy in Gulfport and volunteers for the Gulfport Senior Center.Attention Teens! community service hours for school or for a scholarship? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and improve the library while requirement. Call 727-893-1074.


18 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 This Weeks Solution P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek Free Quit Smoking Now Program and improve your health? Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center is partnering with City of St. Petersburg to provide a free sixweek tobacco dependence seminar at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Avenue S. on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning on June 12. Anyone interested in quitting tobacco can participate and will be provided with a free and optional supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, or lozenges. This program is funded by the Florida Department of Health. To register call 813-929-1000 or visit www. gnahec.org. Space is limited. Summer Reading Program Attention parents! Dont forget to sign your kids up for the Gulfport Librarys Summer Reading Program. They have a whole calendar of fun events for kids and teens that runs every Wednesday from June 12th July 31st. For more information contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Librarian, at 893-1074 or cklasson@ mygulfport.us.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 19 The Gabs Alan Feivelson, Tampa: Heineken. Sandy Duffy, Gulfport: Depends on where I am and what mood I'm in, but I do like the Dancing Cody at Peg's. Truth be known, I like the Sam Adams Dark. Eric Trinoskey, St. Pete: It would have to be Cycle Brewing's Fixie. Beth Taylor, Gulfport: Corona. My real favorite beer is Rolling Rock but you can never get it around here. At a recent Tuesday market in Gulfport, we asked shoppers and vendors to tell us about their beer of choice. Heres what they said: Daniel Hodge, Gulfport: My everyday beer is Yuengling, but I also love Pilsner Urquell.


20 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 PAG 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 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 21 Patriotic Program at Pasadena Community Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th Street S. in St. Petersburg, will present a Patriotic Celebration on Friday, May 24th. Dinner will be a cookout of hot dogs, hamburgers and all the yummy sides ($6 adults and youth, $3 children) at Jerger Hall at 6 p.m. A spectacular concert will be performed by the Sacred Arts and Modern Worship Ministries. Put on your red, white and blue and join them for this special event! Shop the Thrift Mall and Gift Store Pasadena Community Church now has four stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. The other store is in the LEC building and features gifts. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


22 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Public Safety Boating Class An ABS (All about Boating Safety) Class will be offered on Saturday, June 8th 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 727-743-1652. Sunday Market at Suntan Art Center Suntan Art Center hosts a Sunday Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. year round. Features organic produce, gourmet foods, artists, craftsmen, food truck fare and music. For free rides to and from Suntan Art Center call 727-776-7553 or 727-217-6935. Suntan is located at 3300 Gulf Blvd., next to the Don Cesar Hotel. Vendors and artists may call 727-367-3818 or visit www.SuntanArt.org for more information. Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com


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24 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Ice Cream Social Whats just as good as ice cream? Karaoke! Be a star and sing your favorite song during this great social. You can sign up with the DJ during the event on Monday, June 10, 1-3 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets just $3 or two for $5, so bring a friend. Seating is limited so get in on the fun! This is co-sponsored by Humana and Jay and Lota Wygant to support the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Gail at 727-893-2237. You must be a Center member to participate. If you are 50 or older, stop by the Gulfport Multipurpose Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport and sign up today to enjoy all the great classes, programs and events the Center offers. County Lowers Interest Rate for Homebuyers The Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County has lowered the interest rate on its First Time Homebuyers Program to 2.99 percent. program is for individuals living in Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties who have never owned a home, have not owned a home in the last three years or veterans. Down payment and closing cost assistance is also available with the Home Key Plus second mortgage. Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 640 and are required to take a free homebuyer education class. Details are available at: www. pinellascounty.org/community/hfa/ Certain income limitations apply. For additional information, contact the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County at 727-464-8210. Volunteer at the Center! With their seasonal volunteers traveling back up north, The Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center has multiple volunteer positions available. If you want to make a difference and help your community, come join the volunteer program at the Senior Center. Its a great way to meet new friends and to get acquainted to over 50 programs, classes and workshops offered right here in Gulfport. Volunteers assist as Lobby Receptionist, Fitness Center Attendants, Reassurance Callers, Class/Activity Instructors, Special Events, Food Pantry, Clerical Support, Flea Market, Promotions, Bingo, Card/Magazine organizing, etc. If you have any interest in volunteering for the Center and are 18 years or older, please call Rachel at 893-1231 or stop by the Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 25 We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING Get your Tickets to Cathy Awards Dinner The Gulfport Community Players will be having their 16th Annual Cathy Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Sunday, June 16th, at the Players Back Door Theater. The Players must know just how many people will be attending the Cathy Awards, so tickets must be purchased before June 10th! No tickets will be sold at the door! Tickets are just $15 per person. All interested people are urged to attend, but in order to attend, you must send the Players a check to cover the number of people youre bringing to: Gulfport Community Players, 161949th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Once again, no tickets will be sold at the door on June 16th so get those checks in the mail! Your ticket(s) will be waiting for you at the door on the night of June 16th. The Cathy Awards is the Players own tribute to all the hard working actors, directors, back stage people, etc. who have all made their past season so successful. It will be a real celebration and can be compared (a little) to the Tony Awards. Tension crossed by many hoping to win one of the awards that night. Your ticket includes the dinner, ice tea or coffee, and the Awards Ceremony. There will be no take outs available. Beer and wine will be available at an additional cost. The Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport, will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The Cathy Award Ceremony will follow the dinner. There will be plenty of free parking at the theater. Join the Players and your friends celebration! See you at the Back Door Theater! Take a Safe Boating Course Flotilla 72 of the USCG Auxiliary will present a one day safe boating program Americas Boating Course (ABC) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th in the Flotilla building located at the USCG South Moorings, 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Topics will include Getting to Know Your Boat, Necessary and Practical Considerations Before you Get Started, Operating/Handling, Navigating the Waterways (Aids to Navigation & Rules), Boating Emergencies, and much more! The program is open to adults and children at least 14 years of age. Program cost is $24 per book. Seating drawing will be held during the class Boating Skills and Seamanship (9 week) Program. Registration must be emailed or called in no later than June 1. Successful completion of the program will qualify one to receive a Florida Boaters ID card. Additional information and sign up may be obtained by emailing foglejcgaux@ tampabay.rr.com. 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! Call Cailey at 727893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us.


26 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 By Holiday Mathis Double Sign Change This week brings a change of tone for Mercury and Mars. Mercury moves into Cancer, which favors a more emotional style of communication. Words have the power to make someones day or hurt their feelings. Mars moves into Gemini to add some rational thought to this emotional Geminis witty, logical frame in a manner that inspires snappy comebacks and brainy solutions from both sexes. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Children shift quickly through interests and moods. Whatever they focus on, that is their world -though it may only be their world for a few from interest to concern this week. What you care about matters, but how much? Keep perspective. Good feelings and bad will pass. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can buy a place to live, but you cant buy a home. Its something you have to make with your hands and your heart. Loved ones probably wont appreciate all that you put into your surroundings now, but they do feel the emotional warmth radiating from your environment, and they will continue to be drawn in. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You dont want to do whats wise beyond your years now. You want to be young and carefree even if that means appearing foolish and becoming temporarily broke. Thats why its sign friend around (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn) to encourage moderation and minimal risk. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Feeling good about yourself will empower your spirit, and youll be better in every area of life as a result. Your routine could use a shakeup. Put more of yourself into it. Treat this week like its just for you. Do what you like doing, even if it has nothing to do with your original plans or the agenda of others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Humans tend to automatically assume that other humans experience the same situations even when its so obviously not true. You will go against this tendency as you try -really try -to understand where another person is coming from. Your powers of empathy will grow, and youll be better than you were. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If character is destiny, as suggested by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, then this week should not only teach you who you are, but also where youre going. As you rise to this weeks challenges, youll learn your strengths and what you still have to work on in order to become the person you want to be. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It not always smart. Youve no interest in making bold, foolish choices. You want to know the facts and see measurable results before you move. What you learn this week will help you cut down on the lag time between thought and action. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Remember when you used to wonder: When is my life going to start? Then you got to the front of the line and boarded the roller coaster. You still feel like you havent arrived at the good part of this ride. Its a slow climb, full of anticipation. But at least youre not still standing in that long line of people below. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You know some pretty sneaky people, and never seem to get caught. This week karma comes tapping them on the shoulder. I saw that, says karma. not the only one paying attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Questions are among the most important tools we use in life. To ask takes courage. Many people dont ask because they are afraid their question will be seen as an imposition or as a sign of lower intelligence. No one is born knowing. Those who are put out by a question should be examined more closely. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Everyones brain works differently, so dont assume you know how others think. When conventional methods of communication dont work, explore different approaches. You may be more successful demonstrating what you want others to do instead of merely pointing out or explaining what needs doing. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It feels like you do a million things a day for others -but maybe its a number more in the high thousands. Anyway, its only natural that some efforts take on exaggerated importance. Being on Thursday and Friday, when your contributions may seem to come at a hefty personal cost. This Week's Birthdays: You have a powerful personal presence, and people believe youll do what you set out to do. Youll attract new work next month, and this will allow you to settle a debt. July brings interesting social developments, and with a different group and loving it. Education in August will lead to deeper studies. Youll update your style, and how you get around will be part of that in September. Family discussions are dicey this year. Stay neutral and keep the peace. 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 23 May 29, 2013 27 Loraines Acadmy Student Makes Finals Local Cosmetology school, Loraines Academy, has a student in Junior Style Stars, the largest cosmetology student competition in the world, with a $50,000 prize package. This is the 7th year Junior Style Stars has given this prize package changing the life of one cosmetology student forever. Lydia Savane is a cosmetology student at Loraines Academy and is one of 10 The Junior Style Stars competition invited cosmetology students to create a bridal-inspired style demonstrating their skill at hair design and color. All students competed on identical mannequin heads created especially for this competition by Pivot Point International. A panel of professional judges evaluated each entrants mannequin based on technical, creative and aesthetic criteria. The winner will travel to some of the nations leading hair and beauty shows in Orlando and Las Vegas. They will also have an opportunity to work as an assistant with some of the leading stylists in the industry. They will also win $5,000 cash from the competition. Juniorstylestars.com will post all 2013 competitors competition photos on its website and had over 4.2 million hits to the website during last years competition. To see their competitors be sure to visit www.juniorstylestars. 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. Free Family Movie Night The City of Gulfport Recreation Division and the Gulfport Public Library is presenting a free Family Movie Night on Friday, June 7th at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater located at 5501 26th Avenue South, Gulfport. The movie is a 1942 American romantic drama Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. For more information, please call 893-1068. Put your Two Cents in St. Petersburg Budget Residents are invited to help city leaders determine funding priorities public budget summit on June 12 at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. The forum begins 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.


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Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 29 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. If you are interested please see Rachel at the Gulfport Senior Center or call 893-1231. 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. GEMS members, check out our new and fourth Tuesday. It leaves from the Senior Center on the hour from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. to the Tuesday Market and stops at the Gulfport Beach at the round pavilion #6. This trip will run in one hour loops and you will receive your lime green schedule card when you arrive on the bus. You must have this card to give back to your driver for your return trip. 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 $65.00 plus $2.00 per ride. Trips to the Center are free! Got Questions? from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. 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 cold beet soup, surprise entree, 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. Water Aerobics at Aquatics Center Water Aerobics offers a great muscletoning and cardio workout with the 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.


30 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 By Scott Lafee Child of Nurture Over the last three decades, child and adolescent obesity has tripled, with current estimates putting more than one-third of kids overweight or obese and at higher risk for a variety of diseases and ailments, from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to sleep apnea and joint problems. A lot has been written about the causes, as in plural, from genetics to lack of exercise. Three new studies, recently published in the journal Pediatrics, place the primary blame on one, big thing: the environment. We are raising our children in a world that is vastly different than it was 40 or 50 years ago, Yoni Freedhoff, an assistant professor of medicine at the American. Childhood obesity is a disease of the environment. Its a natural consequence of normal kids with normal genes being raised in unhealthy, abnormal environments. Freedhoff and colleagues say a lot of little things add up to a big health issue: oversized meals and drinks, the ubiquity of fast food, the easy abundance of sugary and processed foods, school schedules that prevent television and a societal imperative to consume. The good news, researchers say, is that parents can make a difference relevant factor. Like pounds, many small improvements can add up. The bad news is that parents cant do it alone. Real, sustained reductions in the childhood obesity rate require broad social change and that, like real, sustained weight loss, happens very slowly. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE The hyoid bone, located in the throat, is the only jointless bone in the body. It is anchored by muscles and aids in tongue movement and swallowing. GET ME THAT. STAT! Between one-quarter and onethird of all new drugs originate in a university lab, according to Robert Kneller in Nature Reviews (November 2010). DOC TALK Hyperlipidemia -high levels of fat in the blood, i.e. high cholesterol PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Ligyrophobia -fear of loud noises BEST MEDICINE Q: Whats the most commonly misspelled blood group? A: Typo. OBSERVATION Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. --Unknown EPITAPHS On a tombstone in a Vermont cemetery: Sacred to the memory of my husband John Barnes who died January 3, 1803 His comely young widow, aged 23, wife, and yearns to be comforted.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 31 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 nonresidents, which does not include and Post camp (August 12-16) cost is $77 for each week, which includes 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 for any questions.Apply for Arts and Culture Grants 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/ asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 14. 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.


32 Gabber May 23 May 29, 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). Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. 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). Beginning Digital Camera Workshop: Sat., June 15, 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Want to have more fun and get better results when using your camera? Cathy Salustri shows you how. Limited to 15 participants, pre-register at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. Intermediate Digital Camera Workshop: Sat., June 29, 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Completion of Beginning class on June 15 is pre-requisite to attend Intermediate class. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., June 20, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of Light in August by William Faulkner, 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. 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 cklasson@mygulfport.us. Summer Storytime & Summer Storytime Garden Jamboree: Join us every Thursday for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Dont miss our special SS Garden Jamboree on the last Thursday of every month this summer. Sing songs, play instruments & have a great time in the new Circle of Friends Garden! Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. **Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party: Saturday, June 8, 12 3 pm. Play games & win prizes! Join us as we launch a super season of FREE summer fun! FMI, call 893-1073. Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program for Grades K-5: DinoMight Dino Day!: Well dig for fossils & create our own. Wed., June 12, 2 3 pm. Swashbuckling Pirate Party!: Arrhhggg matey, well be joined by a real life pirate & learn about life on the high seas! Wed., June 19, 2 3 pm. Painting Garden Pots!: Put your own personal touch on a terracotta pot for your home garden! Wed., June 26, 2 3 pm. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. 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. Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading Program: Zombie Tag!: Wed., June 12, 4 6 pm. Ever wanted to turn your friends into a zombie? Now you can! Youll be rewarded for spreading the zombie apocalypse with Gatorade, snacks & a movie afterward. Medieval Fashions: Wed., June 19, 4 6 pm. Well be making chainmail (that cool armor you see at the Renaissance Fair). Come on down & armor yourself medieval style! Return to Middle Earth: Wed., June 26, 4 6 pm. Come hang out and watch The Hobbit and make your own hobbit terrarium and learn to write your name in elvish. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. 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. Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. 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 23 May 29, 2013 33 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 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070HURRICANE SEMINAR Thurs., May 23, 7pmfeaturing guest speaker TOM IOVINO, Pinellas Co. Public Information Specialist 6pm-Visit hurricane related vendors, 893-1118 infoPerforming Arts Consortium of St. Petersburg presents THEATER CAMP June 10-21st, M-F, 10 a.m.-3p.m. for Elementary/Middle & High School with Show last day 727-258-8315, 727-345-4231 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., May 26, 6-10pm, $7 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., June 2, 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 June 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 Hospice and Caregiving Want to know more about what Hospice does and do you need questions answered? Join Janet Pattison on Thursday, May 23 at 1 p.m. for free info. 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 The Law of Attraction (Prosperity) Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. Join Life Coach, Kathy Lane, as she teaches you how to visualize what you want. FREE I-Scream Social What goes excellent with ice cream? Karaoke! Join in the fun for Ice Cream and Karaoke on Monday, June 10th at 1 p.m. Tickets are just $3 or bring a friend at 2 for $5. Life is in the Blood Wednesday, June 12, 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, June 14, 11 a.m. Watch a FREE movie and get a great deal on lunch for $2.50! Two Man Show These two men arent just great performers, but they have really big hearts. Jay Wygant and Mike Furman will be performing at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center in the dining Hall on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. for the very 1st Two Man Show. This event is to support the Senior Center Pantry and those seniors in need, especially in the slow summer months. The price of the ticket is to bring in non-perishable goods to the Center. Room is limited, so get your seat early to see these great performers who were Brighthouse and Mike for sharing your fantastic voices with us at the Center! For more information or how your organization can get involved to sponsor, call Gail at 727-893-2237. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. 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. 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 June 4 and 11 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. $12 for AARP member and $14 for nonmember. 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.


34 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 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 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: Cat Wildlife Rescue Q: Doesn't Gulfport have a wildlife rescue? I'm all for rescues, but why is that OK and not a cat rescue? Denise Wimmer Lowe A: If someone Gulfport has one that keeps animals on the premises, it is operating outside of Gulfport law, according to city staff. Upon hearing this question, the city responded with a question of its own: In checking with City staff, we are unaware of any such rescue; one that is a licensed business in the city of Gulfport and that is physically keeping animals in this environment within the city. If such exists could you please tell me the name and location (address) of such a business. The Gabber did not give the city the name of the rescue, but city staff is now looking for information about such an organization.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 35 Excerpts heard at the May 21, 2013Gulfport City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Council Makes it BriefBy Shelly Wilson This weeks meeting of Gulfport City Council was short and sweet. With only a few consent items on the agenda, the bulk of the meeting was devoted to public and council commentary. Mayor Sam Henderson proclaimed May to be Older Americans Month and June to be Hurricane Awareness Month, calling attention to the annual Hurricane Seminar at the Catherine Hickman Theater on May 23 at 7 pm.I dont know why old people and hurricanes got lumped into the same proclamation. Resident joking about the dual proclamations at the evenings meeting. We are alive, and were about to be kicking a little bit more. Jeri Reed of the 49th Street South Business Association (So49) on enlarging groups boarder and other developments. All Im asking of this council is to enforce your ordinance We dont want [the Boy Scouts] to go away. We want them to grow and to be an equality unit. Resident Denise Lowe regarding controversy over BSA policy and local troop meeting space. More people could potentially use the sidewalk, if they are in a condition to be used, than volleyball courts. Resident Mark Grantham on where best to put city improvement funds. As long as were not taking it out of the sidewalk money. Ward three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon joking about $2000 she proposed be donated to help support Neighborly Care Network during sequestration. If someone wants to open a kennel, my biggest concernis that theres going to be barking and all of those things. We lend ourselves to a problem if we dont address it early. City Manager Jim OReilly on the mayors suggestion to relax the city ordinance regarding animal kenneling. I cant imagine a safer building than with a bunch of police dogs. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke Its great. Its nostalgic. Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown on the mayors suggestion to allow Can you still buy cane poles? Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich I felt we were not following our procedure. It was inappropriate and I am dismayed. Councilwoman Salmon regarding council discussion of the Scout debate at a recent workshop. They managed to surprise him somehow, which, Im not sure how that happened. Mayor Henderson on Suncoast League of Cities presentation of a service award to former Mayor Mike Yakes, who was also made a member emeritus. For a recap of Tuesdays Marina Master Plan Workshop, please see next weeks Gabber. Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson presented Senior Center Supervisor Gail Biron with the citys proclamation of May as Older Americans Month at the May 21st council meeting. Its all true about our seniors, said Biron. They are a wonderful group of people.


36 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com A Little Bit of PowerNo, I'm not worried that the IRS or Justice Department or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF for short) is going to audit, raid or arrest me for criticizing the Obama administration, expressing favorable opinions about the Tea Party and march of Washington, expressing patriotism for my country, discussing the U.S. Constitution favorably, advocating less spending and a control of the debt, or expressing doubts about how the Benghazi tragedy was handled, advocating voting, free speech, free association, supporting the Bill of Rights, or expressing fear of a growing federal government as well as a healthy questioning of almost all government authority. Hey, I've got my guns at home or, just maybe, on my person. Well, maybe I shouldn't say THAT. Who knows who's reading, listening, watching? Would THEY (the government) really do that? Big conspiracy? Who'd have thunk it?, as they say. All those stories about the IRS harassing political donors supporting Mitt Romney, delaying applications for tax free status for political organizations, inquiring about their thoughts, prayers, political donors were about other people and members of organizations of which I'm not a member. No one, except individuals, came after me. Besides, the original focus was on New York Times referred to as a with a little political harassment of organizations that the big media and the Obama administration considered the real bad guys? Hey, you're either for me or against me. Against me? You pay the consequences. So, a few people don't get to participate in the political process and the government implies all sorts of threats. So what? What does it matter? As long as you leave ME alone. Kind of peculiar, though, and I can't get a guarantee they'll leave me alone for what I say or do. Bit of irony here, too. The big beef of the original Tea Party movement was about taxes, an out-of-control-government, and loss of individual control of their lives. Looks like a complaint come true. Of course, no one in charge of anything is to blame. It all just happened. Low-level employes did it. No direction from above, implied or otherwise, occurred. Couple of employes got this idea to single out certain people and groups who (oh, horrors), wanted to talk about the constitution, or patriotism, or associate with such organizations as the tea parties and such, and viola!: we do a search of whatever data bases the government has and there we have a national campaign. Top but it's election time (2011 and 2012) to obviously improper shenanigans. Besides, what if it caused them to lose the election? Can't have that. Well, don't worry. Big government couldn't be a threat could it? Hey, it's there to protect you, to provide for you. After all the only powers they have are to tax you, regulate you, Don't worry. Be happy. You're in good hands. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Memorial Day Ceremony SAL Mtg.-6pm Check with the Post for any upcoming events email post305@msn.com www.post305.org We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC


38 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 5/10 Burglary5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Theft2600 Blk 48th St. S. Assault/Battery2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5400 Blk 8th Ave. S. Shots Fired/Heard3000 Blk 49th St. S. Assault/Battery15th Ave. & 56th St. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 5/11 Noise64th St. & 9th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5400 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trespass5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Animal Call1600 Blk 55th St. S. Sunday 5/12 DUI52nd Way & 26th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct1600 Blk 55th St. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble3000 Blk 49th St. S. Person Under Inuence2200 Blk 51st St. S. Monday 5/13 Animal Call4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Vandalism5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 54th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 25th Ave. S. Tuesday 5/14 Trespass5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Assault/Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft3200 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 28th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5000 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Burglary5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Noise6200 Blk 15th Ave. S. Prowler5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Wednesday 5/15 Theft5600 Blk 31st Ave. S. Animal Call1600 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary5000 Blk 8th Ave. S. Animal Call1600 Blk 55th St. S. Theft4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic5300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Thursday 5/16 Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Disorderly Conduct5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft5200 Blk 31st Ave. S. Domestic1700 Blk 54th St. S. DUI54th St. & 18th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Chamber Drive Nets 32 New Members The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce recently concluded its annual membership drive, The One Giant Step, Membership Campaign. As a direct result, 29 new members joined the Chamber in one 5 week period. Since the campaign ended, 3 additional members came on board as a result of the campaign for a total of 32 new members. Three teams of Members and volunteers competed for top honors in the competitive drive. The teams were The Board Horde, Ruths Raiders, and The Bazaar Bunch. The winning team with 16 new Members was The Bazaar Bunch, led by Angela Lagan, (co-owner of the Gulfport Bazaar). Members were: Biff Lagan; Tony Spinney and Christine Scott Shwarts and Anita Charles of Sail Away Realty and volunteers Jerryanne Hindman, Muzi Michaels and Margo Scannell. In second place with 9 new Members was The Board Horde, led by Dr. Silas Daniel, DDS. Members were Dolly Tickell of Act I Promotions, Joe Guenther of OMaddys, West Dupes of Insurance Concepts Unlimited and Lori Rosso of Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn. In third place was Ruths Raiders led by Ruth Gruhn of Boca Ciega Center. Members were Jean Proach of Town Shores Master Association, David Hastings, CPA and volunteer Patricia Cook. A commemorative plaque will be hung at The Gulfport Bazaar for the coming year. Teams are already being recruited to try to take it away next year. A permanent committee called the Ambassadors Club has been formed under the chairmanship of Ruth Gruhn to continue the push for new members, oversee membership communications and take charge of membership meetings. In less than 18 months the former Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has become the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce encompassing South Pasadena and abutting neighborhoods. In the same time period membership has more than doubled in Gulfport and grown to substantial numbers in South Pasadena and environs. Area businesses and professional and may apply on-line at www. gulfportareachamberofcommerce.org or by calling Bob Newcomb, Executive Director at 727-344-6105. 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: 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.


40 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Local ObituariesBRAY, GRACE H., July 16, 1923 May 11, 2013. Grace passed away peacefully in her home in Gulfport, Florida with her family close by. Grace was a wonderful mother, wife, and sister, and she was gracious and elegant in all ways. Grace was born in Amsterdam, Holland, but was raised in Indonesia with her two brothers, Peter and Albert, and her sister, Sara. Their parents were Dutch missionaries. When the Japanese invaded, Grace was held as a prisoner of war for four years. Upon being released from the prison camp, she met Robert (Bob) S. Bray on a Red Cross steamer returning to the United States. When Grace met Bob, she had no shoes and was ill with beriberi. Their meeting was fate, as Bob and Grace fell in love. They were married in Vermont in 1947. Bob and Grace moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1959 with their children Bonnie Gail Bray and R. Spencer Bray. Following the move, Bob purchased St. Pete Gas and Sales. Bob and Grace were members of the St. Pete Yacht Club and the St. Pete Rotary Club. They traveled extensively and had many wonderful times with their friends. In her later years Grace was a member of the Pasadena Community Church. Grace will be missed by her loving family, Bonnie Gail Bray, R. Spencer Bray, Spencers wife Christine Bray, and Graces grandchildren, Kristen Williams, Amy Stone, Amys husband Josh Stone, Deonza Carpenter, Deonzas husband Brad Carpenter, and Gregory Bray. She will also be missed by her great grandchildren, Amanda Williams, Harley and Savanna Stone, and Hallie, Clarissa, and Spencer Carpenter. After Bob passed away in 1999, Grace had an empty heart. We can only pray that Grace and Bob have now been reunited. A memorial will be held on Sunday, May 26th from 4-6 p.m. at the Town Shores Clubhouse in Gulfport, FL, Shore Blvd. and 59th St. A graveside service will be held for the family in Burlington, Vermont on July 13, 2013. HUBBARD, DR. ROBERT CAL, JR., 83, of Treasure Island, died May 15, 2013. He was born 12/19/29 in Zelienople, PA. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Mary; daughter, Patti Mogle Velasco (Dennis); two granddaughters Misti Dykens (Daryl) and Kym Brosnan (Ron) and 3 grandchildren. Dr. Hubbard attended Wake Forrest College and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri. He received his doctor of osteopathy degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1956. Dr. Hubbard was associated Doctor's Hospital, Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg General, Ed White and St. Anthony's. He was president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 1958, Chairman of the Tarpon Roundup and Secretary for the West St. Petersburg Rotary Club in 1960. Dr. Hubbard was a general practice nad obstetric physician beginning on 49th Street in Gulfport and later moving to Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. He retired in 2002 after 45 years in practice. He was one of the few doctors still making house calls in St. Petersburg. He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth Frishkorn Hubbard and Robert Cal Hubbard, Sr., who is the only person in America to earn places in both the Football and Baseball Halls of Fame. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 24th at David Gross Funeral Home, 727-381-4911. View guestbook at www.davidcgross.com. PROCIUK, GEORGE, 63, of St. Pete Beach passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 in St. Petersburg. He was born in Ely, England and moved to Chicago with his family at the age of four. He was a graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago. He retired from Time, Inc. after 33 years working in Chicago, New York, and Tampa. George attended St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He enjoyed bicycling, kayaking, walking and traveling and spending time with his sons. He is well respected by many and a very loving and caring man. George is survived by his wife Martha Woodward; sons, Michael Prociuk and his wife Joanna, and Steven Prociuk. He was predeceased by his mother Maria, father Jan and brother Anatol. Visitation will be Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach. Services will be on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel. RICUPERO, LEONARD A., "LENNY", of Billerica, MA and Passa-Grille, St. Pete Beach, died May 16, 2013. Beloved husband of Patricia (Lattanzio) Ricupero. Devoted father of Leonard Ricupero and Michelle Verley and her husband Alan, all of Billerica. Grandfather of Renee Ricupero, Brianna Menetta and her husband John and Alyssa Verley. Great-grandfather of Anthony and Jordyn Menetta. Brother of Dorothy Lochiatto of Winthrop, Deborah Mac-Donald of Ipswich, Joyce Davey of Florida and the late Teresa Ashley. A memorial visitation will be held Thursday at the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica, MA from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully contributions may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Late U.S. Marine Corps veteran. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com DAVID M. MEARES 2/13/49 5/27/12 You left us very suddenly a year ago today. We miss you dearly because you couldn't stay. Our hearts broke to lose you you but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. Tears, they came, sadness, too, all our emotions, just for you.Time will heal, so we are We love and miss you.Mama, Rip, Kim, Terri & Kathy & all your grandchildren


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 41 Hurricanes and Natural Disasters Expo Will you be caught off-guard with disastrous weather incidents or will you be prepared? Come to the Science & Technology Center Museum, 7701 22nd Avenue N. in St. Petersburg for the annual Hurricanes and Natural Disasters Expo, Saturday, June 1st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn what kind of weather is expected for the upcoming storm season beginning June 1st. Join them for several hours of activities including informational seminars, giveaways, planetarium shows, the USGS Hurricane Wave Tank and commercial vendor participants who will be at the event. There will be lots of information to help you prepare for the unexpected hurricane season. Call 727825-0018. Check out Gulfport Toastmasters Gulfport Toastmasters meets every Wednesday evening from 6:157:30 at The Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Avenue S. (corner of Tangerine Ave. S .and 51st St. S.), Gulfport. Guests are welcome to drop in and check it out. Toastmasters provides a fun and supportive learning environment Its perfect for managers, business owners, college students, parents, and anyone who interacts with other people. Some of the proven overcoming your fear of public speaking, improving your leadership skills, and making new friends. Toastmasters International is a that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. For more information, contact info@gulfporttoastmasters.com, call 727-537-9098 or visit www. gulfporttoastmasters.com.


42 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Studying in ParadiseBy Phyllis Plotnick Sarah M. Dreller is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is visiting her mother, Aletta Dreller who lives in Gulfport and, as it turns out, is a member of the Circle of Friends. Sarah was working on her dissertation in the Reading Garden. Although the Reading Garden awaits a Reading Circle, the sculptural section of the fence, and other artwork, it is open to the public to enjoy the beautiful brick and tile work, landscaping, colorful bistro tables and chairs, and peace. Aquatic Summer Camp Make a splash during summer break at Aquatic Summer Camp 2013, an aquatic adventure for youth age 8 to 12 at North Shore Aquatic Complex, 901 North Shore Dr. NE. The campers explore our waterways and learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water. This camp includes fun activities such as kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, a trip to Adventure Island and a visit to see Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marina. Space is limited so sign up now. Swim test will be required prior to registration. Camp Session 1 June 17 to 21 or Session 2 July 15 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $200/session plus Park & Recreation ADVANTAGE Membership from $12.50 to $15. For more information about all summer camps and things to do see www. stpeteparksrec.org.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 43 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: Piloting Your Boat Part B May 28. Junes program includes: Powering Your Boat June 4, Knots June 11, Weather June 18, and Your Boats Radio June 25. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.Stretch and Release Fitness Class The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, offers a Stretch and Release class. posture for greater overall health and well being. Come learn to stretch, breathe and release tension and stress. This one hour class will lengthen and strengthen your muscles including the spine and the core. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m. The cost is only $6 per class. Join anytime. Its fun, safe and user-friendly! For more information visit www.spbrec.com or call the Community Center at 727-363-9245.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 made 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 gulfportmarket@gmail.com.Support for your Art and Business Get support for your art and business on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Unity of St. Pete, First Ave. N. Come and get support for producing your art and expanding your business. Arts Anonymous and Business Owners Anonymous offer this support. Call Ani at 727-327-3909.


44 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 Spectacular Senior for May: Betty Staebell Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, Robert Browning Every month, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center elects a senior citizen of the makes these distinguished men and ladies so spectacular. Betty Staebell, 84 Hometown: Bennington Center, New York Current Home: St. Petersburg, 32 years Career: Music teacher, church musician, and shes painted for six decades. Family: She will celebrate her 67th anniversary in June. She had two children, although she lost her daughter to cancer when she was 42. She has four grandchildren and one great grandson. What do you consider your best moment? Painting, probably. I was in the Mrs. America contest. I was a professional model. I studied music and art. Now Im a volunteer here, since 1984. What advice would you give young people starting out on their own? Try to pursue your goal. It doesnt always work in the beginning just keep working at it. Be happy in your life and your marriage. Work things out. Dont give up. Fresh Market Collects Pantry Donations The Gulfport Merchants Association continues to collect donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. S., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each week. The Pantry, which offers food and other needed items to struggling Gulfport individuals and families, is in great need of donations to keep up with the needs of its clients. The stock of items on Pantry shelves has been greatly diminished since the holidays and new donations will be much appreciated. Investment Group Investment club meets every Wednesday at the Gulfport Library from 10-11:30 a.m. Discussion group only. No question too big or too small.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 45 327-8855 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 Become a Donor CLEARWATER, Fla., April 2, 2013 Employees at the Pinellas County up with Donate Life Florida this month to make Floridians aware of the life-saving role they can play by registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor. April is National Donate Life Month, and tax collector employees are participating in the annual Donate Life Challenge, a monthlong effort among tax collectors and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to promote awareness of Floridas organ donor registry. Tax collector employees help register potential organ donors by asking all driver license customers if they would like to join the registry. Floridas organ registry recently reached a milestone of 7 million registrants. It is the second largest state registry in the nation, which gives hope to families of patients like 10-year-old Hope Kienle, who received a liver transplant before she reached age 2. Although my husband and I were both registered organ donors, we didnt give much thought to organ donation until Hope was 64 days old, said Hopes mom, Amy Kienle. That was the day we found out she may need a liver transplant. We dont know much about Hopes organ donor, but we feel like they are part of our family. Their loved one saved our Hope. More than 4,500 Floridians currently await organ transplants, and more than 118,000 patients are on the nationwide list. Florida offers four simple ways to register as an organ, tissue or eye donor. at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org. online at www.GoRenew.com. 1-877-35-SHARE (1-877-357-4273). Put a Lid on It As we enter the rainy season, citizens are being urged to take precautions to keep garbage dry once its been set out for collection. Pinellas County operates one of the largest Waste-to-Energy facilities in the country where garbage is burned and converted to electricity. needs to be free of moisture from the intermittent rainfall that is part of the Florida weather pattern. Increased moisture in the garbage not only also lead to increased air emissions. Open containers of garbage sitting out in the rain are a detriment to the line. Rainwater in garbage also increases the weight of the load and can result in increased disposal fees. If the rainwater leaks out of the garbage can or collection truck, it can cause stormwater pollution. The solution to this problem is very simple. Citizens are asked to put a lid on it by keeping the lid closed on garbage containers that are stored outside. Some haulers use automated collection containers with built-in lids that should be kept closed all the time. For those with other types of collection, it is important to make sure the garbage is either in a lidded container or in a securely closed garbage bag. Putting a lid on it also helps keep pests and animals out of the garbage and reduces litter. Keeping the lid closed on garbage containers helps the Waste-to-Energy reduce potential environmental impacts associated with open containers and wet waste.


46 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How Should My Business be Set Up (Part II) In our last article, we examined together the general legal requirements of a sole proprietorship and general partnership. In this article, we will examine the general legal aspects of a limited partnership and a Florida Corporation. A. Limited Partnership 1. A limited partnership is similar to a general partnership. The primary difference is that some partners are designated as "limited" partners and, as such, are normally not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the partnership, except to the extent of their contribution of capital to the partnership. A limited partner is a passive investor, and is prohibited from participating actively in the management of the partnership business. If a limited partner participates in management, she/he and, instead, be treated as a general partner for purposes of determining liability for partnership debts and obligations. 2. A limited partnership must have at least one general partner and at least one limited partner. The general partner of a limited partnership has unlimited liability for the partnership's debts and obligations. 3. Like a general partnership, the income of a limited partnership is passed through to the partners, and reported on their individual income tax returns. 4. A limited partnership is Tallahassee, Florida. Normally, the in a separate limited partnership agreement, which may be more limited partnership. A Florida annual report and pay an annual fee to the Florida Secretary of State, to conduct business as a limited partnership. B. Corporation 1. A corporation is a separate legal entity or "person" for purposes of both state law and federal income tax law. A corporation may be formed by any number of individuals, other corporations, or other entities. 2. The owners of a corporation are "shareholders." Normally, business policies are dictated by a board of directors, which is elected by the shareholders. In Florida, a corporation may have as few as one director. Normally, directors are elected annually, at an annual meeting of shareholders. 3. Normally, the routine operations of the corporation are managed by elected periodically by the board of directors. In Florida, a corporation must have a president, secretary, and treasurer, and may have one or more vice presidents or assistant 4. Corporations are required to hold annual meetings of shareholders, at which the shareholders may elect directors. 5. For federal income tax purposes, a corporation is taxed as a separate entity, and income and losses of the corporation are not passed to its shareholders, unless the corporation makes an "S election." corporate charter, known as "articles the Secretary of State in Tallahassee, Florida. The articles of incorporation must contain various information unique corporate name, a statement of the number of shares of stock that the corporation is authorized to issue, the par value (if any) of the stock, the duration of the corporation (if other than perpetual), the general purposes for which the corporation is initially authorized (which may be stated to include in the transaction of any or all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated under Florida law), the name of an where service of process can be made upon the corporation, the name of directors, and the name and street address of the incorporator. The annual report and pay an annual fee to the Secretary of State in order to maintain its standing as a corporation. 7. After the articles of incorporation are formed, the board of directors holds an initial organizational adopts bylaws, and takes other organizational actions. The bylaws consist of a written document specifying the "rules" under which the corporation will be governed and managed. 8. Generally, ownership interests in a corporation may be transferred through a sale of stock, although the transfer of stock may be restricted by agreement or by law. 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. Laid-back Mickey was returned recently because of his new dads allergies. This purrfect two-year old male adores being petted and craves attention. A great lap cat, Mickey will jump on your lap and make himself at home. Cool Mickey ignores dogs and other cats. This sleek-furred beauty deserves another chance and a new family to love him. To get acquainted with this super friendly feline, call a SOS volunteer at 727545-1116. Visit SOS website saveourstrayinc.com. Save Our Strays


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 47 By Matthew Margolis Sleeping with a ThreeHeaded Rattlesnake H.L. Mencken said, The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. The following letter from a reader demonstrates that it is certainly the chief occupation of those who champion the companionship of a particular canine at any cost. We recently got an 8-month-old yellow lab from a family with three small children. The lady said the dog could be aggressive and had nipped at her 2-year-old. She is a very nervous puppy -jumps at the slightest movement or noise. She also jumps and twitches when she sleeps. We have experienced her The second morning we had her, something spooked her and she would not let us near our truck. The doors were all open, and she sat in the drivers seat growling and showing her teeth. I got a treat and put it on the ground near us. When I the treat and jumped right back in. She calmed down, but was nervous all day after that. She has showed her teeth a few times, and were not sure how to handle it. I read that it isnt always good to approach or discipline her when she is showing her teeth and growling, because it could initiate an attack. I know that she is scared and confused. Within one week, she stayed in four different houses, with all new people. Weve had her for a week, and wed love to keep her. We have no children, but we have nieces and nephews around often. We need to break her of these aggressive behaviors, or we will not be able to run the risk of her hurting a child. She is a good dog -excellent when playing fetch, gives up the ball or toy every time. However, she gets aggressive with some of her toys when indoors. We gave her a pigs ear last night, and she got extremely aggressive. Every time we moved, she growled and showed her teeth -even when we were nowhere near her. She came out of it, but again she was nervous for the rest of the night. This is akin to buying a car with no brakes because you like the ashtray and dont smoke. With all the great dogs in shelters that need homes, why insist on the one you know is aggressive? It is one thing to root for the underdog and quite another to invite the snarling underdog to share your home. Did John Lennon do us all in when he wrote All You Need Is Love? The four decades that have transpired since that release have taught me that this, like so many other missives of the 1960s, does not apply literally to everyday life. When it comes to aggressive dogs, you need more than love. You need an excess of time, an arsenal of experience and technique, and a backup plan for that moment when Now what? This dog requires professional help and, as is, cannot be around children. Her aggression is trifold: Shes possessive, territorial and fearful. Its like living with a three-headed rattlesnake and, as the Roman satirist Horace put it, as crazy as hauling timber into the woods. Echo is a 4 1/2 year old male DSH. He is a calm boy who does well with other cats. Can't you just hear him saying "Adopt me, adopt me, adopt me..." Echo is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. To learn more about Echo and our other adoptable animals, visit 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


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Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 51 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. EXPERIENCED LAWN MAINTENANCEAnd Landscaping Person. Part time, 4-6 Hrs. Day. Call 727-639-2199. P/T TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM SPECIALISTCity of Gulfport: Position provides technical assistance, support and solutions in the installation, maintenance and utilization of computer systems and other related technology within our Police Department. Must possess excellent communication /interpersonal skills with above-average analytical skills. Advance knowledge of PC, software applications, multifunction copier machines, associated and operating system concepts in Microsoft Windows platform, municipal technical operations and LawDocumented experience with MS Ofce and MS Internet Explorer required. Min Req: Associates Degree in computer related eld or Microsoft Certication, along with one year directly related experience installing, maintaining or repairing PC equipment. Entry: $17.55 P/H. Background, drug screening and physical will be conducted. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., Gulfport, Fl or via fax at (727) 893-1005. E.O.E. VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2100. Call or Text 727-709-2774. CLASSIC 1966 FORD F-100 SHORTBED V-8, 3 Speed, New Parts, Excellent Body. Road Worthy. Must Sacrice, $3785. Joe, 727525-6145. 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. Cycles/Scooters Furniture/Appliances ARMOIRE CLOTHING CLOSET-Dk Brown, Solid Wood. 73.5 Tall x 38 Wide x 23.5 Deep. Perfect Condition. $150. 727-418-7272. NEW LANE WING BACK RECLINER-Muted Orange, Elegant and Comfortable. Paid $600. First $250. takes it. 2 Large Octagon Solid Oak End Tables $250. 727-688-0244. CANOPY BED FRAMEQueen, Hand Carved Mahogany, Beautiful, Cost $1500. $500. Antique Dining Chairs, 4 Eastlake Walnut, w/Dark Red Cotton Velvet, $135/Set. 727-381-1415. GRAND OPENING SALEFurnitue, Appliances, Home Decor and More! Hotel Liquidation Warehouse, 5009 Gulfport Blvd. 727-3298929. www.HotelLiquidationWarehouse.com General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. APPROX 900 RED BRICKSAssortment of Augusta Block, Rockford Brick, Southern Clay Manufacturing Co. & Plain. Great for Outdoor Fireplaces, Patios or Parking Pads, $1.00 each. Must take all. 727-522-5723. Plumbing BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVIC ES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Expe rience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Help Wanted Automotive Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e


52 Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 CHINA AND COLLECTABLES-Princess China Golden Peony (service for 12) $150. Havilland-Limgen (service for 5) $75. Christmas dishes (service for 8) $75. Other items Available, Collectables, Crystal, Brass. 727384-3432 or 727-814-6044. ELECTRI SAUNAMulti colored lights. AM/ FM, CD Sound 36DX36WX75-1/2H. Complete manual. Like new. Paid $1850. Make offer!. 727-541-1879 DIGITIZE FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMSOld photos digitally re-mastered, touched up, histories added. Give your family the keepsake of their history, a beautiful book. Call Trace Taylor Publishing, 813-486-5437.ROYAL PALM CEMETERY101-55th St. S. St. Petersburg. Two buriel plots, Sale! $2400 for both. Beautiful Location. Call Patrick at 727-481-4865. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. Health & Fitness BATTERY OPERATED SCOOTERS-1 Celebrity 3 Wheeler (Blue), New Battery/Charger $1200. 1 Candy Apple Red, 4 Wheeler, Extra Tires/Arms and Charger. $800. 727-4201287. 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. Musical Instruments JONAS CHICKERING PIANO-$325. 727384-3432 or 727-814-6044. Pets/Animals BENGAL CAT NEEDS A HOME-Male, All Shots, Neutered and Micro-Chipped. Owner ill. Free To a Good Home. 727-346-3054.LOVE DOGS?You Can Become A Groomer. Flexible Class Schedule PT/FT Easy Qualifying School Loan. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation: Approved for Veteran Training. Start Any Available Tuesday. Go To Work and Fall in Love. 866-517-9546. www.academyofanimalarts.com Lost & Found FOUND PURPLE SIGN-Wood Carved (The Gordons) w/hand painted pelican. 727-4008688. Yard/Garage Sale GULFPORT MOVING SALE-Everything Must Go! 5710 16th Ave. S. Saturday 8am.-1pm. SATURDAY 9-? 1521 59TH ST. S.Furniture, Young Womens Clothing, Mens Clothing, Tools, More! SATURDAY 8-35725 17th Ave. S. (off 58th St.) Moving Sale, 55 Gallon Fish Tank (Complete) Queen & King Beds, Entertainment Center w/Surround Sound, Much Much More! 1726 YORK ST. S.-Sat. & Sun. 9-4p.m. Furniture, computer desk, crafts, household items, baby/infant items, shing stuff, & clothes, etc. 5226 GULFPORT BLVD. S.Friday, 9:30. CDs, Electronics, Baby Items, Small Furniture, Tools, Household, Lots of Misc. TONS OF STUFF GOOD PRICES-5409 25th Ave. S. Saturday 9a.m. SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Bonsai Trees & Plants. No Early Birds! MOVING, LARGE SALE-Furniture, Tools, Kitchen, Clothing, Automotive, Artwork, Pet Supplies, Electronic, Computers and Lots More! Saturday 5/25 and Monday 5/27. 7:30am-3:00pm. 6314 2nd Ave. N. (in backyard). Great Deals, Like New Items, Get Here Early! THREE FAMILY-5235 5th Ave. N.In Alley. Mon. Sat. 9am-2pm Bargain Prices! FORECLOSURE SALE-Everything Must Go! Starting 5/24, 8am.-5pm. Everyday till its Gone. 5343 7th Ave. N. Furniture, Appliance, Tools, Auto, Marine, MC Parts. Knives, Swords, Classic literature, Sheet Music, Mens Apparel. Halloween, Christmas and More! WHITE ELEPHANT SALESaturday Only, May 25th, 8-1p.m. Quaker Meeting House, 130 19th Ave. S.E. Inside: Rain or Shine! Knick Knacks Galore. Please-No Early Birds! FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9AM.-7309 Coquina Way St. Pete Bch. 4507 15TH AVE. S.Friday 5/24-Sun. 5/26, 8-4p.m. Lots of Goodies, Everything From A-Z. HUGE SALE!Furniture, Toys, Nic-nacs, Home decor. Infant Girl Clothes. Much more! Sat. 8-? 5814 20th Ave. S. Gulfport General Yard/Garage Sale 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. Happy Talk Card of Thanks 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 for get 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 illu sions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine J.M.


Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 53 CLEAN 1 BEDROOM ON LAKE-Maggiore. Recently Remodeled, Washer/Dryer, CHA Carport. Nice Neighborhood. $750/Mo. All Utilities Included. 727-289-6335. No Dogs. SEMINOLE UPDATED 1BR-Ground oor, W/D, Corner unit. Gated Community, Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse and Gym. $850/Mo. +$350/ Sec. 727-798-2438 or 339-201-4667. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining, Large Backyard. Recently Updated. Parking. $700/Mo. plus. Private Entrance and off St. Parking. Available 6/1 727345-9620 GULFPORT LARGE 1BR$600/Mo. Includes Water/Trash. Laundry onsite, Reserved Parking, Fresh Paint, Tile Kitchen/Bath, Clean, Spacious. All one Story. 727-345-4875. 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. TOWN SHORES WINDSOR-2BR/2BA, Front/ Rear Entrance to Water, Updated Kitchen, All New Tile, Power Shutters, Free Gas, H2O, Cable T.V. Club House, Tennis, Pools, Marina & Maintenance. Small Pets OK. 55+ (727) 7914480 BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd oor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Covered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All Amenties. $850Mo. 954-270-4882. 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. WATERFRONT GATED-Condo. Year Round Rental 55+, 1BR/1BA 600sqft., (no porch). Small Pet, $600Mo. Non Refundable $50. Background Check. 727-479-4807. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/ maintenance. 727-804-5694. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE!!-2BR/2BA, Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Family Room, Fenced, Work Shed! Yearly Rental. THE SUN TEAM 727-345-0099. GULFPORT RENOVATION-Block House. 2BR/1BA, Bonus room. New CHA & Roof. All Appliances Included. Fenced Yard, Carport. No Smoking/Pets. $925/Mo. +rst/security. Includes Lawn Service. 813-340-9816. GULFPORT DUPLEX INCLUDES1BR/1BA, Water/Garbage, Fans, Big Closets, Porch. $695/Mo. & Security. Non-Smoking Apt. 727424-6085. TOTALLY RENOVATED-Excellent Location, 1 Bedroom. All Utilities Included (including Cable). Background Check Required, Looking for Quality Tenant! 727-410-6599. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need handyman/ auto mechanic. Possible Live In. 727289-3588. 2BR/1BA/1CAR GARAGE-Gulfport House. 1100sf, Walk to Stetson Law, CHA, W/D Hook-up, Wood Floors, Large Yard. $950/Mo. 727-347-4555 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 727-8650023. Real Estate Wanted WANT PARKING SPOT IN-Gulfport for my Airstream. Man Cave-Personal ofce and retreat Wish list includes View amenity, Electric and Water. Robert 727-366-5740 or email r.dunham2@verizon.net Real Estate for Sale GREAT LOCATION PARKSIDE-Villas. End Unit. 2BR, 2 Full Baths. Light/Bright Kitchen. Dining, Living room, Den, Inside Laundry. Pride of Ownership. $79,900. 727-343-1670. TOWN SHORES JAMISON-2BR/2BA, No Pets, 55+ Waterfront Community, Heated Pools, Tennis, Bocce, Shufeboard, Clubhouse, Billiards, Marina, Art District, Walk to Beach. $89,900 727-954-6460. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Sale HOME TO SHAREFurnished, Cable, Con crete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security De posit, $100/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Accommodations to Share


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Gabber May 23 May 29, 2013 55 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale BUY NOW WITH A 12/MO.Tenant Already in Place! Owner Financing Available. You will Be lieve you are in a Tuscany Villa! Stunning Re model, Wood Ceiling Beams, Beautiful HandHewn Engineered Wood Floors. Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths, and Walls Removed to Allow Enhanced Views of Beauti ful Boca Ziega Bay. 2BR/2BA, 1450sqft. Small Pet Ok. Sellers are License Realtors. Asking $159,500. Sharon Lardieri at WAVE REALTY 727-455-3556. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.


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