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No. 2314 June 13 June 19, 2013 Gulfport Weathers StormBy Cathy Salustri By Thursday evening, Tropical Storm Andrea had passed through Gulfport, downing some trees, cutting power to some residents, and putting Gulfport in the national spotlight. Thursday morning a tornadic waterspout came ashore in Gulfport. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the waterspout made landfall at 10:03 and dissipated by 10:05. Once on land, it became a tornado, See Storm, page 3 Hefty Bill for Duck TheftBy Cathy Salustri Gulfport police have charged a local couple with taking a duck from a city park. Thursday night, a little after nine oclock, Tomlinson Park area resident Timothy Spencer noticed two of his neighbors, Raul and Elba Reyes, circling the park in their Honda CRV. I saw them driving them around, he said, which piqued his curiosity. He followed them. See Duck, page 5 The Reyes couple told police the duck followed them.St. Pete Beach Comprehensive Plan approved its comprehensive plan. Initially the city adopted the plan in 2008 but a judge later ruled that the city used misleading language in the referendum; the court also determined that since the city had made changes to the comprehensive plan after voters approved it in 2008, it would have to go back to the voters for approval. However, voters later repealed a state law requiring their approval on comprehensive plans, nullifying that decision. The city re-adopted the plan again in 2011, and opponents of the plan continued with lawsuits and appeals. According to city attorney Mike Davis, the third re-adopted would put the city in a better place legally. He suggested the city re-adopt See Comprehensive Plan, page 31


2 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Learn about Jellysh Blooms and Oceans Join them on Thursday June 13th from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library for an exciting speaking engagement by Lisa-Ann Gershwin on her new book and fascinating Lisa-Ann Gershwin describes in is highly indicative of the tragic state of the worlds ocean waters, while also revealing the incredible tenacity of these remarkable creatures. The oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to lifegrowing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with species to the brink of collapse. Yet, there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now Lisa-Ann Gershwin is director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. She was awarded a Fulbright in 1998 for her studies on since that time has discovered over 150 new speciesincluding at least highly dangerous, as well as a new species of dolphinand has written publications. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Dave Mather, Library Administrator, at 893-1075. Try Easy Tai ChiNew Easy Tai Chi with Aston Hugh. This class is designed for all levels of ability and mobility. Beginning June 20th, classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at the Scout Hall located at 5315 28th Avenue S. Astons style of teaching and focus on breathing and meditation results in improved agility, mobility, health, balance as well as stress relief for all. Must be a registered Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center member. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727-893-1231.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 3 Storm, from front page moving from Boca Ciega Bay to the intersection of Clinton Street and Shore Boulevard. It moved up Beach Boulevard, pushing the large cedar tree in front of Yummys into the restaurants roof. NOAA estimates peak winds at 60 MPH and lists the path as no more than 50 yards at its as an EF-0, the least destructive class of tornado. Clymer Park had downed limbs and branches, and the Minkoff property at the northwestern edge of Clymer Park lost a large oak tree. NOAA reports that 12 Gulfport homes had damage to facia, shingles, awnings and fences. As for Tropical Storm Andrea, which spurned the waterspout-turnedtornado, Gulfport escaped with minimal damage. Shore Boulevard city has no reports of water inside waters receded. PSTA did have to reroute, but once we opened the street back up, everything was back to normal, the citys Technical Events Specialist Justin Shea said. Gulfport reported no injuries or deaths related to this storm. Stars and Stripes Cookout! Eat, drink and celebrate freedom at the Stars and Stripes BBQ at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center on Wednesday, July 3rd at noon! Join your friends for hamburgers planned activities. Tickets are available for $7 or bring a friend at 2 for $10. Thank you to their sponsors: Eagle Lake Rehab & Care Center, Griswold Home Care, Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Lasting Legacy, Smokin Js BBQ, and the Health Rehab Centre at Dolphins View. Proceeds from this Center Foundation. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Do you have an exotic pet that you just cant keep any longer? Dont release that pet. On Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Fish and Wildlife Commission will be at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will accept exotic or illegal pets without penalty. Dont let this one time opportunity pass you by. No cost. Visit MyFWC.com/NonNatives or call Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at 727-893-7326.


4 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Pancake, Pedal and Paddle Benet Come out for the 1st Annual for the newly formed Gulfport Womens Center on June 15th at Pavilion #6 on Gulfport Beach. Pancakes served from 10 a.m. to noon. Plates and utensils provided. There will be some water and orange juice but feel free to bring your own coffee. Bring your favorite toppings to share. Bring your kayak and put in on Boca Ciega Bay and/or bring your bike for an after breakfast ride. Donations greatly accepted.They Want your Junk! The children in the Summer Program are Going Green and want to reuse your old household items to turn into art projects. Some of the things they are looking for are: colored tape, embroidery thread, styrofoam trays, plastic or wood clothespins, large buttons, twist-ties, sponges, card board, cardboard boxes with hinged lids, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, math compasses, straws, wrapping paper, and yarn needles. You can drop off your junk at the Recreation Center located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or call 893-1068 with any questions.2013-2014 TotTime Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting preregistrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The program begins September 3, 2013. Call 893-1068 for more information.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 5 Duck, from front page Basically, what he [Raul Reyes] was doing, he was carrying what looked like a duck, Mr. Spencer says. I said, Excuse me, why are you stealing the duck?; they told me that the other ducks didnt want it, that it was alone, and they wanted to help the duck. Spencer. I just told them, No, no, its not OK to take the duck. Its a crime. Thats when he took a picture of Mr. Reyes holding the lone Pekin duck. the picture. He started coming at me and said Dont take my picture. I said, No, no, stay here, Im calling the police. They said, No, we know the police. The Reyes then went to the police station, and the Sheriffs dispatch and Matthew Parks to the station. Although the Reyes, who live two houses from the pond at 5314 Tangerine Avenue, told Mr. Spencer they wanted to help the duck, they stories: according to police logs, they said the duck followed them. They then said the duck had injuries. Parks wrote in the log. Later that evening, Mr. Spencer said he saw Mr. Reyes behaving oddly. He was out there with what looked like two duck carcasses, holding them by the neck. I think [he was putting them in something] like the Gulfport recycling bins. I heard a lot of clunking around, he said. He told police, but Chief Robert Vincent said they found no duck carcasses in the trash. Without a sworn statement from someone saying they saw ducks on the property, the police say they cannot search the Reyes home. Chief Vincent says the Reyes will ordinance 17-28, Subsection C of which says no person shall molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, hunt, chase, capture, shoot, or throw any object at any wildlife within the boundaries of any park; nor shall any person remove the eggs, nest, or young of any wildlife within the boundaries of any park; nor shall any person collect, remove, possess, give away, sell or offer to sell, buy or offer to buy, or accept as a gift any specimen, dead or alive of any wildlife from within the boundaries of any park... Local reaction was more extreme. Steal any more damn ducks and youll have a bunch of Gulfportians open a can of whoop-ass on yall, local animal lover Connie Dritsos said, adding, You can quote me. Saturday morning, a smaller Pekin duck appeared at the Tomlinson pond. The duck had trouble swimming and walking. By Saturday night it had disappeared. Tuesday night a fullygrown Pekin duck had appeared in the park. Gulfport police remind people that while it is legal to keep chickens, it is a violation of city code to own ducks. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Family Fun Days at Aquatic Center Bring your family and friends out for Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 23rd from noon to 3 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Admission to the pool is just $2 for youth and senior and $3 for adults. Patrons will enjoy music, pool bingo, prizes and more. For more information visit www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264.


6 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Zoning for Kennels Q: What has to happen to change the rules so people can run pet training facilities, rescues, and kennels in parts of the city? A: The Gulfport city council will discuss this at a workshop after it approves the coming years budget, according to City Manager Jim OReilly. After discussing the idea at a workshop, the council would need to tell city staff to write an ordinance allowing such businesses (or some of them) changes, and vote on it. Lithuanian-American Club Lunch The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The spring schedule of luncheons are one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays menu is cepelinai (grated potato meat dumplings) served with bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 7 Foster Homes Needed Imagine being taken away from your home, not knowing where you will go, leaving behind your favorite things. Now, imagine this through the eyes of a child. There are more than 3,500 dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. They need you. When you open your heart and your home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them you foster hope. For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call the Eckerd Recruitment Line tollfree at 1-866-233-0790. Toss your Mullet in Gulfport T-Shirt Contest Talented artists with a penchant for mullets should listen up: the Gulfport Historical Society (GHS) needs your talent! This year, the citys annual birthday bash has some new events in store, but at least one thing will remain the same: the annual mullet toss. Along with a new and improved birthday bash, the Society wants to design a new shirt for the citys 103rd birthday. Artists should submit a design building on the theme Toss Your Mullet in Gulfport! no later than July 31. Mullets depicted in the artwork must be physically accurate and the overall design should be clean, eye-catching, and, according to the Society, funky. Gulfport, GHS President Miki Vaughan says. Please e-mail printquality (at least 300 dpi) designs to admin@gulfporthistoricalsociety. org or mail them to the Gulfport Historical Society, care of the City of Gulfport 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707. The winning artist will receive gift cards for OMaddys, Pias and PJs Oyster Bar. 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 June 15th 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.


8 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Meet Artisan Jeweler Doug Dsouza Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will feature the work of Gulfport metalsmith and jewelry designer Doug Dsouza during its next Meet the Artists event. The artist will be present to discuss his work and answer questions, as well as present a large body of new work for display and sale during the evening. Meet the Artists will take place at & Gallery (3129 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport) on Saturday, June 15th, 6-10 p.m. Complimentary beverages and hors doeuvres will be offered. Doug Dsouza was born in India and came to the U.S. at the age of 18. He moved to Florida in 1994, then located to Gulfport permanently six years ago. He is a self-taught metalsmith, working primarily in artisan jewelry since 1998. Dsouza describes his inspirations as industrial design and architecture, along with culture, spiritual symbolism and the natural beauty of the organic. His previous creations included small and large sculptures and room dividers, incorporating etched and carved glass. A back injury during an art installation forced him to change the type and size of his work, resulting in his focus on wearable art. Working from his home studio in Gulfport, he incorporates metals including silver, gold, copper and bronze as well as more modern materials such as metal clay, aluminum and Lucite. New work, including unique and intricate pendants, personalized and symbol jewelry, wedding bands, cuff links and earrings are among his creations that will be displayed and available for sale during the event. Dsouzas jewelry has been featured and sold at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery for many years. & Gallery opened in Fall 2012 in the space adjacent to Domain Home Accessories, one of Gulfports most popular retailers for more than 12 years, specializing in functional art for the home. & Gallery showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists. Meet the Artists events at & Gallery occur on the third Saturday of each month during Gulfports popular Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Blvd. on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing demonstrations and classes at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfports many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterCall 727-366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 9 Gulfport Rec Summer Camp Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for the 2013 Summer Program continues. Registration is for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. The 8-week program (June 17 August 9) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, Pre Camp (June 10-14) and Post camp (August 12-16) cost is $77 for Pre and Post camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 893-1068 for any questions. The City of Gulfport Celebrates Flag Day Flag Day commemorates the 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. To the original members of the Continental Congress, red stood for hardiness and courage, white for purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance This special and moving event is held Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park on the corner of 54th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. This event is free and open to the public. The City of Gulfport and the American Legion Post 125 will host a very moving Flag Day ceremony by proper ceremonial burn. Special guest vocalist and former Broadway singer and author Victor Helou will perform. For more information, please contact city of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist Justin Shea at 727893-1118. &Dallas Davis wn T. & & & & & & & & & & & & unera l n w n T. e l


10 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Letters TS Andrea Dear Editor: The tornado came aground across the street at the beach from us. Everyone is OK. Many of the glass panels on our deck and my parents' deck were blown out. I had three 80 pound chairs lifted off my deck and tossed to the ground below. Pavilion 4 lost a few trees. The picnic bench was lifted out of the pavilion and tossed aside. Looks like it may have a little structural damage, but not sure at this point. Many trees are down in our neighborhood and many fences down, but all neighbors are I have to give HUGE props to Don Sopak and his team, the CERT Team, the Fire Department and Duke Energy for getting out, securing power lines, securing damaged public property and for securing and protecting the neighbors and neighborhoods.Gina BurkeDuck Thefts Rufe Feathers Dear Editor: With regard to the article "The Duck Snatcher" in the June 6, 2013 edition, please forward this to Cathy Salustri: Just wanted to thank you for your article on behalf of the ducks. I live in Gulfport near Wood Ibis Park and have stressed while watching the ducks cross 58th as cars speed at 45 in a 30 mph zone. I work at St. Petersburg College and 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. we have a team of staff who have rescued baby ducks from our storm drains many times. The ducks lay the chicks are hatched, the mothers march them across the parking lot to the retention pond. Our parking lot has several large storm drains with large metal grates. We have spent many hours assisting the Fire Department as we stand in a hot parking lot on a 90 degree day until every chick has been rescued. A few weeks ago I called my husband while leaving work to let him know dinner would be late so I could help rescue 14 chicks. So I appreciate your caring about the way people treat our wildlife. You are a great example of my favorite people in the world... Gulfport residents. Keep up the good work!Angie Baker Dear Editor : I would love to help to get some serious conservation going about these ducks and ponds in our area. I read the article in the Gabber and was surprised that the baby duck and the daddy are gone. I can't tell my 5 year old, she would be devasted. I live a few blocks down on 54th towards 22nd and the ducks walk by the house and sometimes are in our yard. When the dog starts barking from inside, they turn there heads as if they are saying "what is your problem?". The white three were always together and now the momma is all by herself. At the other park on 58th the babies have a little better chance of survivng because of the green fence they can get behind. But what to do about these by us that are not protected? I am perplexed on what to do. I went by the park today and it seems a lot of the ducks are gone? Hopefully this can be the start of saving these wonderful animals. I am all in! Amanda Broussard Dear Editor: I just read your above referenced article in the Gabber. While I greatly enjoyed it and the positive message you put into your work in general, I felt compelled to correct the descriptions of some of the waterfowl you mentioned. The Mallards, Muscovies, Pekins and other white, brown and marbled ducks you mentioned are what I would call feral ducks, (i.e., from domestic stock and are invasive species). We do have native wild ducks that live here year round, such as the Wood Duck, Ruddy Duck and the Florida Mallard (males have no green head), in addition to various migrating ducks, which we only see from about November to March. These invasive ducks tend to displace native and migrating waterfowl and can be a pain, a good example being the Muscovy and its aggressive nature and messy ways. Coots and Gallinules are similar to ducks but member of the rail family and have lobed vs. webbed feetsame as Grebes and all are often mistaken for ducks by untrained eyes. The Anhinga, also known as the snake bird or water turkey is primarily a fresh water bird while the Cormorant is more saltwater oriented. However, both can be found in estuary/brackish water environments. Personally I wouldnt object if Pinellas County instituted a feral duck eradication plan to restore the native species. They could trap em, clean, em and make tasty duck soup for the homeless kitchens! Sorry to bore you with this trivial stuff. Im am certainly no bird watcher or expert on things aviaryjust a Florida boy since birth with a little knowledge on Keep up your great work and cheery outlook.David Williams


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 11 June 2013 From the Desk of Gulfport Police Chief Rob VincentRed Light Camera Update New Law Ushers ChangesBy Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent The Florida Legislature passed changes to the Mark Wandall that pertains to the red light photo enforcement program. If the governor signs the bill, several changes will go into effect on July 1st. Here are some of the most notable: 1. Those who receive a Notice of Violation (NOV) will now have 60 days rather than 30 days to respond. the driver of the vehicle, that person will now be issued a NOV with a $158 3. The right on red language has Police Department (GPD) will amend enforcement to comply with the new language, which states that it is not a violation if a vehicle stops at any point after the stop bar but prior to completing the turn. We will also increase our trigger speed from 12 to 15 miles per hour, which means that any vehicle entering the intersection at this speed and then failing to stop at any point during the turn will be issued a NOV. process for those who receive a NOV. Previously, anyone wishing to appeal would have to ignore the NOV, which would prompt the issuance of previous arrangement, only a UTC could be appealed. 5. Under the new law, appeals of NOVs will be heard by a local made arrangements to use the code enforcement magistrate, Gulfport resident and attorney James Thaler. will be assessed, along with court costs. The law allows up to $250 in court costs to be charged, but we will likely ask for no more than $100. We want to encourage people to use this process, so we dont want the total which is $264. 7. Guilty parties who do not pay within a designated time) will have their vehicle registration suspended. This means that corporate owners can no longer get away scot free. Under the previous law, only drivers licenses could be suspended, and since those are issued to individuals, businesses were often ignoring their NOVs. These new procedures put Florida more in line with how other states operate similar programs. I believe this is a much more fair and balanced approach, allowing everyone their due process rights while ensuring that cities are not overburdened with costs. I have previously reported to city council and in this forum that injury Gulfport following the implementation of this program. I have also provided program covers its own costs but does the city (approximately $25,000 net estimated in 2012). Microchip your Pet Day Its hurricane season, get your pet chipped. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo will offer $25 microchip implant and registration for dogs and cats on Thursday, June 20 from 4-6 p.m. No appointment needed.


12 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 2013-2014 VPK Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Vouchers for the 2013-2014 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The program begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Please call 893-1068 for more information. Volunteer Needed! If you want to make a difference and help your community, come join the volunteer program at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. If you have one hour or more, they need you! 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. Understanding Who am I? Commit to an 8-week class with Reverend Taddius Leitho. Reverend Leitho is a Spiritual Counselor and a teacher of meditation, yoga, and stress reduction. Learn the message behind the books The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Your Head in the Tigers Mouth by Ramesh S. Balsekar. Sign up is a must! Class begins June 15 at 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues on Saturdays, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3 at the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Avenue. Bring a cushion, a pen, and notebook.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 13 Bayway Bridge BlastingOn Thursday morning, Orion (the contractor working on the Bayway Bridge) will blow up the bascule piers of the old Bayway Bridge. Orion plans to close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until at least 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. the new bridge until deemed safe by Orion personnel, the Florida Department of Transportation said in a press release. Workers will make sure emergency vehicles can get through the work zone as needed. Workers will not necessarily have eastbound lanes closed all day, signs situated around St. Pete Beach and the bridge for more information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (www.theGabber.com) as we learn of them. Yoga at Boyd Hill Treat yourself to something relaxing and restorative. Yoga at the preserve is a refreshing way to connect with your mind, body and soul. Classes are at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way South Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8 per class or $28 per month with a City of St. Petersburg ADVANTAGE Card. See www.stpeteparksrec.org for more information on this and other activities and programs or call 8937326.


14 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Little League Coach Makes Splash at End of Season CelebrationLittle League Aaron Levy didnt know whether to be proud of his daughter Sierras pitching arm or upset by it. The 14 year old consistently dunked her dad at the Little League end-ofseason celebration Saturday. Chamber ChatterBy Lynda Shehan The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerces next networking mixer will be held Thursday, June 20 at Saltys 5411 Shore Blvd., 5:30-7 p.m. These mixers are a fabulous opportunity to showcase your business and meet those in need of your services. You need not to be a member to attend; simply a desire to learn more about what your Chamber can do for you. We also welcome those with an interest in volunteering. The Chambers Business of Source. To learn more about this business and the services of over 100 chamber members visit info@ gulfportchamberofcommerce.com to view the Business Directory. This valuable tool is only one of the Our Chamber is growing, come be a part of this fabulous opportunity. Play Cards to Benet Alzheimers Association St. Petersburg Bridge Club is participating in a national program to raise funds for the Alzheimers Association on Friday, June 21. The program is called The Longest Day and calls for participants to run events from dawn to dusk. The club will run bridge games, including a form of social bridge, called Chicago all day ending with a game at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in taking part can come to the club any time during the day. Duplicate games will be run at 12:30 and 7:00 and the less formal bridge games will be available all day starting at 7 a.m. For more information, call 727544-5040 or email cfgill@verizon.net. St. Petersburg Bridge Club is located at 9103 US Highway 19 N. in the Mainlands Plaza and offers a full program of games, lessons, seminars and tournaments. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 15 Free Porch Party at Gulfport Museum Come help the Gulfport Historical ever porch party. Over the years, community participation in the society has dwindled, and the board wants fresh ideas and new faces to help make the museum a gathering place for everyone who loves Gulfport. To that end, the Society will host an informal porch party on Friday, June 28. The party will start at 7 p.m.; the society will have light beverages on hand for free and wine available for a small donation. We want to see the museum become a cornerstone of our community, President Miki Vaughan says. I picture a gathering place where anyone who loves Gulfport can help preserve and celebrate our history and heritage. The Society hosts the citys annual birthday bash every October, and this year it hopes to inject new life into the celebration. At the porch party, everyone is welcome to share their ideas about the birthday bash. The Society also welcomes ideas about future speakers and events. Everyone who has an interest should attend this event to exchange ideas on whats needed to make the Gulfport Museum and the Society a vibrant part of Gulfports funky, historical community. Kids and families are welcome, as are folks from outside the city who love Gulfport. If youd like, bring a snack or dessert to share. BYOB, although the Society will have wine available for a small donation. Contact Miki Vaughan (321-5705) or Cathy Salustri (656-5420) with any questions.Zumba Classes Tuesday and Thursday Nights easy-to-follow calorie burning dance of people towards joy and health. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, offers 6:30 p. m. and starting June 13th class will also be held Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is only $6 per class. Join anytime. Visit www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information. German American Society The German-American Society located at 8098 66th Street N. in Pinellas Park invites everyone to join in their celebration of Fathers Day on June 15th. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music for this evening, courtesy of The Brothers begins at 7:30 p.m. A varied selection of German food is available from the kitchen at a very reasonable price. They also have a selection of German beer and wine as well as domestic brands. A $5 entrance fee insures you the opportunity to enjoy good music, good food, and the chance to make new friends. Their dress code is informal. However, shorts other than Lederhosen, on men and/or women are not allowed. For additional information contact Bob Courtnay at 727-238-8201.


16 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Kitten Shower and Foster Orientation Help kittens too young to be spayed or neutered by caring for them in your home. Attend the SPCA Tampa Bay kitten shower on Saturday, June 22 at 11:30 a.m. You will play games like a baby shower, watch a powerpoint presentation on fostering and learn the basics of kitten care. RSVP to Foster@SPCATampaBay. org. It wouldnt be a kitten shower without a gift list! Consider donating: toys (ping pong balls, paper towel rolls; wet kitten food, they especially like Royal Canin Babycat 34; necessities, litter and linens. Kitty fund monetary donations welcome too! Visit www. SPCATampaBay.org. The Empowerment of Healing Learn how to let go of stress! Learn how to be in the moment. Learn how to focus on the present moment. Barb will give a hands on experience for us all in how easy it is to do all that. Join Barbara Newborn at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in on Wednesday, June 19 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 self-worth. 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.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 17 Shufe those Feet Stingray season locally is between the months of April and October. Stingrays seem to like the area between 3 to 10 yards off the beach, especially where the small drop off is just as you enter the surf although they can be anywhere. They cant see well and rely on electro-sensors/vibrations to sense threats. Activity and energy frighten them. They tend to settle in right behind the person who just scared them. So if you stepped backward on to them they will defend them self. Any stepping onto them can provoke a defensive stinging. From the moment you enter the keeping the feet just under the surface sand. The vibration will send them scurrying away. Dont count on seeing them.Stingrays commonly are found lying half-buried in the sand The stingrays tail has one or more barbed stingers and venomcontaining grooves on the underside of the tail. The tail is thrust into the victim, usually in the foot or lower leg, producing a deep jagged laceration from the serrated spine(s). The stinger apparatus then injects a protein-based toxin into the wound, causing immediate intense excruciating pain usually radiating up the leg. The wound usually bleeds freely. Much less frequently symptoms, including: dizziness/passing out, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, profuse sweating, muscle cramps, abdominal pain, or seizures. If these occur, immediate medical care should be sought by calling 911. Treatment: As soon as possible, the wound should be cleaned and immersed in hot water (about 105115 degrees Fahrenheit or as hot as the patient can tolerate without actually getting burned). A hot pack to the affected body part may be adequate. Heat rapidly decreases the patients pain, presumably due to the direct effect on the poison. Tetanus immunization booster is recommended if the status is unknown or known to be less than 5 years. X-rays are useful to rule out the presence of any foreign bodies, such as retained components of the barb mechanism, as well as to differentiate injuries caused by some other object (e.g., sharp object stepped on in the water, causing a retained foreign body. There is a difference of opinion regarding whether all injuries need x-rays. An experienced physician can usually identify low risk wounds by history and physical examination along with the response to treatment. Close following is important even if an x-ray was done. Urgent follow up should be done if there is any sign of infection or delayed allergic reaction. Staphylococci and streptococci remain the most common infecting agents. However Vibrio species in saltwater are potential and very serious, even life threatening. Infection becomes a concern when a wounds drainage increases, shows pus, or develops a foul odor, becomes more sore or swollen, develops increasing redness, or red streaks develop or if a fever develops. A delayed allergic reaction can occur 1-2 weeks later and is hard to distinguish from an infection. A. E. Sina M.D. Urgent care in the convenience of your home, workplace or on the beach. Call 727-204-8939 for evaluations and treatment or email to asina7777@gmail.com for inquiries.


18 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 This Weeks Solution While Supplies Last! While Supplies Last! While Supplies Last! While Supplies Last! Learn to Lead Do you have what it takes to be a good leader? Take advantage of City Power Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program and discover your true ability to lead. Visitors always welcome. Join them each Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m., One Fourth Street N., Room 600, Municipal Services Building. You will quickly see how the club can help you to become a better communicator. Learn the secrets of how to give good presentations and keep your audiences attention, plan and organize successful meetings, craft your public speaking skills, and become a competent leader. They are an upbeat, fun and refreshing group where everyone learns at their own level. Visitors always welcome. 727893-7918.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 19 The Gabs George Kinney, St. Petersburg: I drink lots of beer. Steve Hallock, Treasure Island: Go the beach and go to the pool. Jim Parent, St. Pete Beach: My pool. Bill Savage, Gulfport: I like to drink smoothies, because I'm a dietitian and a nutritionist. I like a smoothie with coconut,strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Lots of antioxidants, electrolytes and clean energy in there to keep you cool throughout the day. What do you do during the summer to stay cool?-Submitted by Barbara Banno


20 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship New Community Spiritual Sanctuary You are invited to visit Room to Grow, a spiritual center built by community for the community located at 420 40th Street N. in St. sweat lodge, drum circle, Reiki, holistic massage, channeling, intuitive healing and more. Visit at 727-768-7555. St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to come fellowship with them on Saturday, June 15th at 11:30 a.m. at Hibachi Buffet, Park Plaza Shopping Center, 7610 49th Street N. in Pinellas Park. Pamela Ware, Founding Senior Co-Pastor of Forerunners for Christ Ministries, in Largo is their guest speaker. Pastor of God and teaches and preaches with authority and power. Call 727327-9070. We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 21 Free Breakfast at Lakewood United Lakewood United Church of Christ, an inclusive and progressive Christian community, will be serving a free breakfast on Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. Both vegetarian and meat selections will be available. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 2601 54th Avenue S. Call 727-867-7961.Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three 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. Come and discover a treasure at a great price!Thrift Shop Sale First United Methodist Church Gulfport Thrift Shop has weekly sales. They love their return customers. They return because of all the clean, useful, thrifty items they share with you. If you havent stepped inside yet, this is a great month to check them out on Friday and Saturday from 9-12 noon. They are located on 53rd St. S. near 28th Ave. S. See you Friday or Saturday! Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


22 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Learn to Swim Program Registration Register for swim lessons at all City of St. Petersburg pools. Registration times are 7:30 a.m. for morning and 5:30 p.m. for evening lesson on these dates: Thursday June 20, Wednesday July 3, Thursday July 18, and Thursday August 1. Swim lessons are available for infants age 6 months to senior citizens. Classes include: swim lessons from beginner through advanced swim level, and diving lessons. Swim lessons are Cross Water Safety Instructors. Not all programs are offered at every pool. Sessions last two weeks in duration with advancing levels upon passing each session. Classes are Monday through Thursday for two weeks. An ADVANTAGE Member card is required for registration. Cost per session: $39. Reduced rates are also available for residents with Medicaid, food stamp cards or free school lunch and reduced lunch status forms. Morning and/or evening lessons session time varies depending on pool location. Locations: Walter Fuller, 7883 26th Ave. N., 727-893-7636; Northwest, 2331 60th St. N., 727893-7723; Childs Park, 1227 43rd St. S., 727-893-7730; E.H. McLin, 602 14th St. S., 727-893-7635; Fossil Park, 6739 M.L. King Jr. St. N., 727893-7440; Jennie Hall, 1025 26th St. S., 727-893-7725; Lake Vista, 1450 60th Ave. S., 727-893-7745; Shore Acres, 4142 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, 727-893-7752; North Shore Aquatic Complex, 901 North Shore Dr. NE, 727-893-7727. For more information please contact 893-7732 or 893-7441 or for pool classes and information see www.stpeteparksrec.org. Summer Camps For Kids Get ready for Hook, Line and Summer 2013 at The St. Pete Beach Community Center. Summer camps are available for ages 3 years old and up. The full-day 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 Cheerleading, Fishing and camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245. Registration is going on now at The Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.


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24 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Corey Area Closer to Being a DestinationBy Shelly Wilson The city of St. Pete Beach is now in the development of the Corey Avenue area. The June 3rd workshop was the served largely to crystallize some of the key concepts and feedback from the initial workshop in March. The district, which has been designated as a community reinvestment area, or CRA, is a top priority for city planners, and staff and commissioners have been looking at a host of early options. So far, says St. Pete Beach Community Development Director George Kinney, the ideas have been residents, merchants and owners looking for inspiration from Seattle to Singapore on vibrant waterfront development and people-friendly commercial spaces. People are seeing that there needs to be bodies here, said Kinney. It needs to be a destination and attractive for people in proximity. After months of collecting feedback and information, the recommendations to the commission and, if approved, will be given to the CRA. These recommendations will focus on several major steps toward revitalization of the area: getting the East end of Corey Avenue Development Ready, and identifying and supporting opportunities for the West end properties; improvements such as streetscaping, landscaping, and parking on Corey, including identifying public/private partnership opportunities for off-street parking; developing public properties like city hall, the library, community center, marina, and the former police station and exploring opportunities to support the Beach Theatre as an integral part of the Corey experience. Were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, says Kinney. When you start to align governments and business communities and citizenry, I think thats when things get done.Summer Dive-In Movies are Back Summer Dive-In Movies are back at The St. Pete Beach Community Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. to lounge by the pool while watching In Movie will be on Friday, June 14th featuring Shark Tale. If you cant make it on June 14th dont worry. They have Dive-Ins scheduled every Friday night through August 9th. Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold. No outside coolers or food allowed. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is only $4 per person. This event will be canceled in inclement weather. For the full schedule of Dive-In Movies visit www. spbrec.com. For more information call the Aquatic Center at 727363-9264. Disaster Relief at Suntan Sunday Market Americas Disaster Relief food truck will be serving up fresh tamales and South of the Border favorites at the Sunday Market at the Don Vista Sunday, June 16th. The Mobile 501(c)(3) disaster response effort areas, providing food and supplies, and helping the community get back on their feet. When they are not responding to devastating events like Hurricane Sandy, they are selling their tasty fare to help the next way. They are currently raising funds to provide much needed shelter in Moore, Oklahoma. For more info on the mission of Americas Disaster Relief visit, www.wcdisasterrelief. org. The market, featuring fresh produce, art, craft and gourmet foods, is held every Sunday at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Pass-a-Grille Way, St Pete Beach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 25 Excerpts heard at the June 11, 2013St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Commission QuotesMany places have gotten away from providing sandbags because they really dont do a lot for people. about the citys decision to stop providing sandbags City Manager Mike I know that they have an enormous readership, but I thought I should read this letter. District Three Commissioner Jim Parent, about a recent letter to the Gabber editor praising a city staffer The commission heard a request from the stillforming Academy by the Sea free public charter school to discuss leasing the old police station We cant say yes or no at this point. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about Academy by the Seas request to lease the old police department We didnt expect at this meeting that you were going to say yes or no. Luann Schecht, board member for Academy by the Sea Weve been without a public school for a number of years, Luann Schecht said. Gulf Beaches? Mayor Steve McFarlin Ms. Schecht told the commission that the Pinellas County School Board told the Academy By the Sea board they have no plans to lease any of their vacant schools I agree with you, its a shame that you have this perfect facility thats not being used to educated students. Luann Schecht Id certainly like to know what their plan is. Mayor Steve McFarlin, about the school boards intentions for the old Gulf Beaches Elementary School 100 from Gulfport? Mayor Steve McFarlin, about the Academy by the Sea, a potential lease at the old police station, and the students using the pool and community center a plan., County School Board superintendent told him about Gulf Beaches Elementary School We need to come up with a workshop for the police building, period. Mayor Steve McFarlin 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 nonperishable goods to the Center. Room is limited, so get your seat early to see these great performers who were 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. See Prelude to Pride: Blown by the Wind Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project presents Prelude to Pride: Blown by the Wind on Monday, June17, at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third Street N. in downtown St. Petersburg. This is an original adaptation by T. Scott Wooten as a hilarious and naughty sendup of The Wind and stars Matt McGee, as Scarlet; Sharon Scott as Mammy, Joey Panek as Ashley; Betty Jane Parks as Melanie; Chris Jackson as Rhett; Sara DelBeato as Belle; and Joe Parra as Mr. OHara. T. Scott Wooten adapted the story and Michael Raabe will accompany the cast at the keyboard. All performers are donating their time and talents for this production. These (People with AIDS) programs at Metropolitan Charities of Pinellas. Doors open at 7 p.m., curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is PayWhat-You-Will at the door. Advance purchase tickets are available for $15. Cash bar will be available. For further information contact American Stage at 727-823-PLAY or www. americanstage.org. To learn more about The Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project contact Garry Allan Breul, Artistic Director at 941758-6399 or garallan@msn.com.


26 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 By Holiday Mathis The suns conjunction with Jupiter on Wednesday is a trumpeter announcing an imminent royal passage so all will be ready to receive the king in the proper manner. Theres a sense of getting ready for something exciting. On Thursday or Friday, depending on your time zone, the sun, on his highest path, stretches into Cancer marking the summer solstice. The day will be as long as days get, actually and emotionally, too. If you can beat the heat, its a productive time. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll get out of bed on the same side that you always do, and yet it may feel wrong to you because youre not the same person you were. Slipping into your weekly routine wont feel right, either. All signs point to change. But what exactly should you change information. Next week youll know. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When youre in a social mood, voices are lovely as wind chimes. When you want to be alone, voices split the thoughtful silence like an axe. This week, its easy to take responsibility for the way you receive people and to take control of your schedule, too. Your options will be many. Choose what pleases you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Things do not, as a rule, go back to the way they were, and you wouldnt really want them to anyway. You may not feel ready to move on from a situation that is, nonetheless, progressing in its own way, but resistance is futile. Stop to catch your breath. Your future will be bright. Believe it, and then embrace what you believe. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Theres something wonderful about getting into a made bed, and theres something terrible about getting into a bed thats not made. Your keystone habits will hold you in good stead this week. There will be so much that you have to react to quickly. With your basics covered, youll come from a grounded place. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It doesnt take an expert to know somethings wrong, but an expert can tell you exactly what the problem is and how things arent working this week. Trust your gut reaction and act quickly. Dont hesitate to call in a professional. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most people would like to have more time for home, more time for work and more time in general. You realize that theres nothing to be done in this department. We get what we get. You have better things to do Youll make the brilliant choice to SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This week youll spend time with those who have done more than you in life, and this should in no way make you feel small. Rather, youll feel stronger and better for the experience. Accomplished people will make you believe that you, too, can become accomplished. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The quick and perhaps desperate and very temporary solution will be as effective as climbing a tree to get away. It will work, but for how long? Eventually, youll have to come down. Will the problem still be there when you do, or will it have passed? Congratulations! Your stars favor the latter scenario this week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Mobs are stupid even when some of the individuals who comprise them are smart. Mobs tend to fall to the lowest common denominator. Your aversion to crowds will play in your favor, as you will be saved from a group mentality that is beneath you. Honor your originality, and give yourself plenty of space to be you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). How would the tree nearest to your home observe this life youre living? You have something to gain from seeing your scene from a more constant and stationary point of view. This could come from someone you know, or it could be born of your imagination. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll be taking things apart to see how they work. This is more than physical tinkering. Youll do the same with concepts, stories and people -asking the questions to really get to know whats going on in your world. Do be careful to remember where things were so you can put them back together. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can speculate about a persons character, but it is best proved through action. Youll apply this principle to yourself, challenging yourself to do the thing that proves your strength and kindness. This act will go above and beyond what others would do, which is what makes it remarkable. This Week's Birthdays: The next six weeks feature the projectoriented side of you. You are determined to reach an outcome, and you will not rest until the building of this manifestation. What starts as curiosity and exploration turns into love in August. The circumstance that was limiting your professional growth will be lifted in October. The increased responsibility comes with be ready for a change of plan. March brings the recovery of what was lost or stolen. 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 June 13 June 19, 2013 27 Community Wildlife Resource Relocates Gulfport lost a valuable community resource this month when the state licensed Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Center relocated to Suwanee County. On June 1st a volunteer crew driving a convoy of trucks and trailers moved the neighborhood rescue center from Gulfport to a 60-acre farm surrounded by tree farms. After a week of settling in, the new rescue site was struck without warning last Sunday afternoon by a tornado that demolished one barn, damaged some of the animal cages and downed a tree. There were no injuries and the caretaker residence was spared. Since April 2012, the Florida Wildlife Commission licensed center has cared for hundreds of opossums and raccoons at a backyard facility in Gulfport. They have cared for baby opossums found still in the pouch after their mothers were hit by cars, opossums and raccoons that were poisoned and abused, and wild animals left partially paralyzed by cars. They also have provided homes for exotic pets given up by their owners, including sugar gliders, potbellied pigs, prairie dogs, skunks and an endangered arctic fox. Now that this community resource has relocated, calls for help with wildlife in distress will be taken by rehabbers further away. Howells Gulfport and will make referrals to other licensed rehabbers in the Tampa Bay area. Call 727-289-9365 for information or to donate cash or supplies. When it became apparent that the rescue was outgrowing its Gulfport home, a friend who believes in their mission found a location that is within their budget. The new location provides a healthy environment for all the animals in distress that pass through their doors. After weeks of hard work packing and moving, Howells is up and running and ready to accept new animals in distress. The new location will allow them to provide better care for orphaned and injured native Florida wildlife and larger habitats for unreleasable animals that make the rescue facility their permanent home. Howells Angels sends a big thank you to everyone in Gulfport and year of operation. Howells Angels organization in the State of Florida Reg. # CH38358. Donations to help them recover from the tornado damage and get established in their new location, can be made online: http://howellswildliferescue.org/ please-donate. Cash and in kind donations may also be mailed or Please call to make arrangements at 727-289-9365. Donated food and supplies will be delivered to the center twice a month.


28 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 See the Impacs Bring back Memories Floridas longest running rock and roll band, the Original Impacs, will begin their new Rock & Roll Revival show and dance concert tour on Friday, June 28th at the famous Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport. Now celebrating their 53rd year, the Impacs, who had their beginnings in the Bay Area in 1960, continue to bring back the memories of good times for the baby boomers through their old time favorite rock and roll music. The group, lead by founders, Jay Lee Angello and Bobby Barnes along with new members, Don Wilson, Kent Graham and keyboard player Terrys HOT88s continue to take you on nostalgia trip performing such old time hits as Johnny B. Goode, Whole Lotta Shakin, Rock Around the Clock, Chantilly Lace and several of their original singles like Im Gonna Make You Cry, Tears in my Heart and Lost Love. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The show will kick off with an exciting performance by FiFi, one of St. Petersburgs leading vocalists paying tribute to girl singers of the 60s. FiFi has performed in Europe and Japan as well as the USA. She is a long time resident and performer in St. Petersburg. FiFi will be followed by the Impacs who will perform their non-stop show along with a costume and twist contest including prizes. Tickets will go on sale prior to the event and can be purchased by calling 727-391-3333 or contacting a member of the Impacs directly. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Seating and a full cash bar will be available. Aqua Zumba in St. Pete Beach with low impact and all the resistance qualities of the water. This class is Burns calories, tone your whole body and have fun while youre doing it. Class is offered at The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. on Saturday mornings from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Starting on June 12th class will also be offered on Wednesday evenings from 7-8p.m. Cost is only $5 for St. Pete Beach residents and $6 non-residents. This class also accepts Silver Sneakers! For more information call 727363-9264 or visit www.spbrec.com.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 29 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Dock Construction Q: When will construction begin on the new docks by the community center? A: remains in the somewhat early permitting stages for what will be the lone transient dock (commissioners could, in the future, approve more Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on June 20th at 10 a.m. and learn about Florida friendly landscaping. You will receive the new Florida plant guide. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet Natalie in the pavilion.MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be on June 21 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. The speaker will be MG Karl Horst from are retired, active duty or former are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595.


30 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Time for Caps and Tassles SunFlower School, a private elementary school in Gulfport, graduated six students this year. Pictured front left to right Holden Metcalf, Tayge Belcher, Una Barnitz, Rory Goldych; second row teachers Candace Berner, Marie brunch at Stella's.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 31 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 Comprehensive Plan, from front pagethe plan to cure any potential issues should the appellate rule against you that the re-adoption in 2011 is not valid. Re-adoption would also to a large extent, make moot any possible ruling against you in the appellate court. It would also remove uncertainty that continues to exist because of litigation, according to Davis. Finally, it would consolidate into one plan adoption a number of different ordinances [from 20102012 and remove some obsolete items (such as maps of things that no longer exist) from the current plan. The citys planning commission recommended adoption, according to Community Development Director George Kinney, but local resident (and also a former plaintiff in city lawsuits) Bill Pyle objected. As president of the Silver Sands association, Dr. Pyle objected to the comprehensive plan as it would, among other things, allow for a public boardwalk on the beach in front of Silver Sands. he indicated Silver Sands Silver Sands community. He pointed out that the late George Steinbrenner once owned a unit in Silver Sands. The commission voted unanimously to approve the plan. Senior Center Summer Hours The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center has 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.Get School Records Up to Date who need to register for a school or change their address should required documents to their assigned high school no later than July 18 to assure that their child will be included in transportation planning. is recommended that parents call before going to the schools. school students who need to register for a school or change their address other required documents to their assigned school or to the district 18. Over the summer, many, but not all elementary schools, will be open through July 24 for summer programs. Most middle schools, except Carwise, Clearwater Fundamental, Tyrone and Tarpon Springs, will be open through July 25. Please call your childs school to make sure it is open and before going there to register or complete registration. 2014 school year is Monday, August 19. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, to attend kindergarten. For more information about the registration process, call 588-6210, or visit the district website, www.pcsb.org. Beginning June 10, Student Assignment summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.


32 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Gulfport Home Invasion Could Have Ties to Victims BusinessBy Cathy Salustri Early Tuesday morning, three men kicked in the door of a home on the 5100 The residents, who also own a local Asian restaurant, remained unharmed in the back bedroom. The attackers attempted to get into the bedroom; when they Neighbors saw three black men running from the home. One neighbor described one of the suspects as wearing a white tank top, baggy shorts, and appeared to have dreadlocks. Police spent Tuesday questioning people about the home invasion. Gulfport Detective Sergeant Tom Woodman says the familys business could have some relation to the crime. There is a theory that due to their occupation as owners of an Asian restaurant, due to a recent series of Asian restaurant owners being robbed in Hillsborough County, [and that] its common practice for Asian restaurant owners to bring home cash, Detective Sergeant Woodman says, but cautions, Thats just a theory, to say that theyre targeted because of that. Thats a theory that is generalized. Although he reminds residents and businesses to exercise common sense about locking doors and securing belongings, he indicated the home invasion is most likely not a random act of violence. Most crime of that heightened violence isnt random. For someone to pick He also added that it would not be the same men who committed a similar rash of such crimes in Hillsborough, as they remain in jail. This is an ongoing active investigation. If anyone has information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Jimmy Embry at 893-1043. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e Learn how to keep Fido Healthy Dog lovers around the county will have an opportunity to learn more about their best friends during a series of Health and Wellness lectures sponsored by Florida Poodle Rescue. The once-a-quarter lecture series, which is free to the public, will feature animal experts discussing everything from health care, to behavior, to training and exercise. Along with valuable information on keeping their dogs healthy, visitors will get an opportunity to ask the experts questions on the lecture series presented that day. p.m. on Saturday June 22nd and will feature Dr. Javier Vicente, owner of Haines Road Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg, who will discuss Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Happy. Seminars will take place in the education center at Coundouriotis Surgical Center, 5600 22nd St. N., St. Petersburg. The center is conveniently located at 54th Ave. N. and Interstate 275, at exit 26 off Interstate 275. The use of the facility is being donated by Dr. Andrew Coundouriotis. Seating is limited; visitors are asked to register for the free event by calling 727-209-7614. Please stay on that line until you hear the message asking for your information. You may also go to fprevents@gmail.com to register. The series is offered by Florida volunteer organization founded in 1994. Since its beginning Florida Poodle Rescue has found forever homes for more than 8,000 dogs. Inspired by Maggie, a black standard poodle, Tricia Bonati and Martha Harrington, both of Pinellas County, worked diligently to help and/or abused poodles. Originally focused on dogs living in Florida, the group has expanded to help animals throughout the Southeastern United States. org or contact FPR to make your reservation by calling 727-2097614.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 33 Gulfport Toastmasters Members Earn Awards Gulfport Toastmasters proudly recognizes three members who have received a total of four awards from Toastmasters International. Karin Wisniewski Schlesinger, CC, and Bob Schlesinger, CC, recently earned their Competent Communicator Awards from Toastmasters International. The Competent Communicator (CC) designation is awarded when a speeches in the Toastmasters program. James R. Ellis, DTM earned two awards. Jim earned his Competent Leadership Award, which demonstrates his participation and leadership in club activities. Jim also earned his Advanced Communication Silver Award, which means he has delivered over 30 speeches at Toastmasters Clubs and functions. Jim Ellis is already recognized as a Distinguished Toastmasterthe highest designation awarded by Toastmasters International. Jim is a member of multiple Toastmasters Clubs and serves as part of the District 48 leadership team. Gulfport Toastmasters meets every Wednesday (except holidays) from 6:157:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Meeting Center at 5021 Tangerine Avenue S. in Gulfport. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information, please contact Karin Wisniewski, Vice-President of Membership at 727871-9816 or visit www.GulfportToastmasters.com. Summer Jazz on the Beach The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps in two summer concerts: June 20th and August 15th. Concerts will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island.Admission is $8, students and military free with I.D. Call 727522-6877. Players 2013 2014 Season The Gulfport Community Players are looking forward to another great season in their 33rd year of existence. They have, once again, tried to select plays that they hope the audiences in the Gulfport area will enjoy. Heres their new season: drama by Brad Stephens; Runs Nov. 7-17th, 2013 People (That Should Be Shot), by Steve Franco. A Farce, Mystery/ Thriller. Runs Jan. 9th-26th, 2014 family comedy/drama by Jeff Baron. Runs Feb. 20th-Mar. 9th, 2014 Runs April 3rd-20th, 2014 Festival. Comedies and dramas by various playwrights. Runs July 10th20th, 2014. Dont forget! The Players still have their th Annual Summer One Act Festival, have selected their casts, and rehearsals start next week. This Festival, which has 11 original short plays, will run at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport from July 11th through 21st. Tickets will be just $15 each and will go on sale soon. See you at the Hickman!


34 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Local ObituariesBAUER, MARY LOU POK, of Gulfport, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born in Chicago, IL. At an early age, they moved to Harbor Springs, MI, where she attended school. She was a Catholic, and a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. Mary was a federal government employee for 30 years as a purchasing agent at the Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago. She retired in 1974. She was a member of the AARP, NARF 1140, and the Women's Club of Gulfport. In 1955, she married Herbert Rasher, who passed away in 1964. In 1970, she married Harold Bauer, who also preceded her in death. Mary is survived by a niece, Linda Kowalski (Roman), of Michigan. She had one brother who preceded her in death. Local services will be a memorial Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Friday at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the Town Shores Club House. She will be laid to rest at the St. Boniface Cemetery, contributions may be made to any animal shelter of your choice. A Life Tribute, Gulfport. MYERS, VIRGINIA 59, of St. Pete Beach, passed away May 17, 2013. There are no known survivors. ALife Tribute FuneralCare Largo Chapel 727-559-7793. HARTWIG, EDNA M. June 17, 1920 May 3, 2013 For over 35 years she resided in the Windsor Building at Town Shores. A remarkable woman who, with her husband Harry Hartwig, raised a family and had a successful career. She gave her family unconditional love and made sure her three children would have happy and successful lives. She started her career as a secretary and, after joining the Social Security Administration, worked her way up to Branch Manager. She was a pioneer in "doing it all" and helped pave the way for the next generations of working mothers. After her retirement she continued using her business skills and her good heart to help others. She served on her condo board for 10 years, was Clerk for her voting precinct, volunteered to do taxes for seniors and served on committees at the Gulfport Senior Center. In her spare time she loved to travel and she loved to knit and do needlepoint. Beloved by her daughters, Kay Boatwright and Ann Hartwig. A plaque in her honor will be placed outside the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. A small dedication ceremony will be held there at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17th which would have been her 93rd birthday. 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!


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 35 P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek By Scott Lafee Go Ahead and Kiss the Frog A new study by researchers at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands says the best way to avoid warts is to, well, avoid family and friends. Not really, but top mode of transmission for warts wasnt things like dips in dubious swimming pools or traipsing barefoot in even more dubious communal showers. It was hanging out with family and friends who already have the unsightly lumps of skin cells gone wild. The prospective study looked at 1,000 children ages 4 to 12 (who were asked to keep track of when they or people they knew got warts) and found they were most likely to get warts if somebody close to them had them, as well. The actual cause, of course, is the human papillomavirus, a nasty family of microbes thats also linked to various cancers and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The research said nothing about the more pressing issue of foolproof methods for getting rid of warts. Not that theres a lack of advice. A Google query How do you get rid of warts? turned up 1,080,000 hits. These recommendations range from salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing) to cold-pressed castor cream and good old duct tape. A Cochrane Review in 2012 examined almost 90 studies of wart treatments and then declared that salicylic acid produced a modest therapeutic value, but cryotherapy wasnt much better than just waiting for the warts to go away on their own. And duct tape? It does a lot of things well. Removing warts isnt one of them. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE In a fetal brain, nerve cells develop at an average rate of 250,000 per minute. DOC TALK Palp -Refers to taking a blood pressure reading under emergency conditions when listening for the systolic and diastolic pressures through a stethoscope is impossible. Instead, the measurement is taken by feeling (palpation) the pulse.PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Chaetophobia -fear of hair OBSERVATION conversation, introduce the topic of eating. --Leigh Hunt LAST WORDS I dont mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation. --Indira Gandhi (19171984), the night before she was assassinated by Sikh militants


36 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Making Us Secure LocallyLet's use the national surveillance program, which touches an estimated 100 million U.S. (and other) citizens, for local criminal concerns. At the moment, our National Security Agency monitors and stores our phone calls, e-mails, internet and social media communications looking for patterns that might indicate terrorist activity. This is an international perspective. Couldn't we achieve a great deal if the program were also focused locally? Consider the fact that central city gun deaths nation wide easily exceed annually the number who died on 9/11 plus those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan: Chicago, 500; Oakland, 100; Detroit, 400; NYC, 400 and so on. And, as in the military, most of these were young 18-24 year-olds. Most minorities. Most appear to be the victims of drug and gang wars. And, I won't go into the number of deaths and destroyed lives from drug use. Our local communities of St. Petersburg and Gulfport aren't immune from these problems either. Overlaying all of this, of course, is the problem with illegal guns not to mention illegal immigrants. Using the information obtained by the NSA locally (that is, mining the data), we could see the patterns of calls, e-mails, face book entries, etc. That could lead to more extensive monitoring such as listening in, checking content, and even direct house to house searches, or random, from time to time, frisking of individuals. All this would be stepby-step, tread lightly surveillance followed by closer scrutiny, and so forth and so on. Each step requires some judicial oversight, but once a pattern is probable cause for warrants or direct action should come fairly easily. That's bringing the power of the federal government to the local level a sharing, if you will, of the proceeds of our taxes. There might be collateral damage. Some could be swept up just by association, or indirect contact, or mistaken identity, or possibly some rogue actions by rogue security people or even by vindictive "friends" and neighbors. However, this should be minimal and would be adjudicated later in the courts, criminal and civil. Breaking eggs to make an omelet and all that. Beside, as many note if you haven't done anything wrong you don't have anything to worry about. Of course, there is a chance there will be "chance" discoveries that could be embarassing individually use these politically as in the IRS scandals. Or, a "chance" that inside sensitive information could leak out, or sold out, considering the wide range of accessibility to the data. However, security and safety in the community would be primary. Think of the good effect of pulling illegal guns out of households and off the streets. Think of the good effect of dragging in the real drug kingpins as well as ridding the streets of the little dealers. Without the drugs petty crime would drop. Some have offered that drugs cause 90 per cent of the crime. You need money for a drug habit. And, there is a tie-in with national security since foreign drug lords Mexican, Colombian and Jamaica are a large element in the drug trade, and, as I mentioned before, illegal immigration. It's just a question of how secure you want to be and what you're willing to give up to get that security. And, quite possibly, to whom you want to entrust that security and the details of your life. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED


Gabber June 13 June 19, 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 Regular meeting 6pm 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Hot dogs every day 11-5 p.m. $1. All you can eat spaghetti & meatballs every Wednesday 6-8 p.m. 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 June 13 June 19, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 5/31 Neighbor Problem1200 Blk Gray St. S. Person Under Inuence1800 Blk 50th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic1600 Blk 56th St. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 6/1 Disorderly Conduct1200 Blk Gray St. S. Noise1300 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Hit & RunBeach & Shore Blvds. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk 10th Ave. S. Sunday 6/2 Animal Call5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 54th St. S. Trespass5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Monday 6/3 Juvenile Trouble54th Ave. & Tangerine Ave. S. Drug call2600 Blk Upton St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 15th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem6100 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd Burglary53rd St. & 16th Ave. S. Burglary5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Disturbance60th St. & 7th Ave. S. Noise6300 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Tuesday 6/4 Prowler5800 Blk 26th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5600 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Wednesday 6/5 Vandalism1400 Blk 58th St. S. Vandalism5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Drug Call2700 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary700 Blk 61st St. S. Robbery1800 Blk 54th St. S. Animal Call2600 Blk 44th St. S. Person Under Inuence51st St. & 14th Ave. S.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Remove and Replace a Damaged Ceramic Tile from a Floor Dear Pat : We have large ceramic of them has gotten badly scratched, and I need to replace it. What is the proper procedure to remove and replace one without damaging the other tiles? -Ronda S. Dear Ronda: Ceramic tiles in covering, and they generally are very durable. Even though the ceramic tile surface is reasonably hard, it can become discolored and damaged from outdoor grit carried in on the soles of shoes. Once you replace the scratched tile, place a doormat outside the door and a small rug indoors near the door for people to wipe off their shoes. Also, wet mop the foyer, at least the area near the door, every several days. During winter, if your area uses salt to melt snow and ice, mop the ceramic tile daily. The primary concern when removing a ceramic tile is not to damage the adjacent tiles. Ceramic tile is very strong when evenly supported from beneath, but it is brittle. Heavy impacts or uneven support can easily cause a tile to crack. Once a tile is crack permanently. The crack will keep reappearing. damaged tile from the adjacent tiles. By isolating this tile, there is less chance others will get damaged while you are working to remove it. Using a sharp utility knife (wear work gloves), score the grout around the edge of the tile. You will be surprised how easy the knife blade separates the tile. Vacuum up any grit this step created. Next, lay several right-angle metal brackets around the tile and tape them in place with wide duct tape. You might even put an extra strip around the outside of the metal. Duct tape is thick and will absorb impact if you drop a tool. This is extra insurance to reduce the possibility of damaging an adjacent tile. Rent an angle grinder at a tool rental shop. It should have a 4-inch diamond blade that will easily cut through most ceramic tile. Saw diagonal lines across the tile to create four triangular pieces. It is easiest to start the cut in the center of the tile and work your way to the corners. In order to cut all the way through the corners, use a small hand grinder, such as a Dremel tool. Have someone hold a vacuum cleaner hose near the saw to catch as much of the grit as possible. Once you have cut completely through the tile, use a hammer and chisel to remove the four pieces of tile. Start chiseling from the outside edge to reduce the chance of damaging other tiles. The slot from the saw cut release and move. The next three pieces are easy to remove. With the tile removed, chisel out all of the old thinset, and vacuum out any grit and dust. Remove the old grout around the adjacent tile edges. seat the new tile in it. Use a long straightedge to make sure it is level with the other tiles. When the thinset is dry, apply new grout around the new tile, and you are done.


40 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 By Matthew Margolis The Yards the Thing If our dogs could speak words to be understood by the likes of man, they might wake with the sun, stretch and, as padded paw hits grassy earth, I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself. The yard. It is as cherished by the dog as bling by the rapper. And we are its custodians. Thats right -spring-cleaning applies as much to our yards as to our homes. With that in mind and summer just around the corner, here is a list of things to stay on top of: --Mushrooms. If were not paying attention, well venture outside one growing on our dogs turf than in a fraternity fridge. Theres an old saying: There are old mushroom hunters, there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters. Most vets advise that all wild-growing mushrooms be regarded as toxic until proved otherwise. So unless youre a mycologist by trade, keep your yard free of shrooms. --Blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. These toxic algae grow in both fresh and salt water in warm regions and are potentially fatal to pets and wildlife. So keep your ponds, fountains and pools clean. Also watch rivers and lakes when traveling, particularly stagnant water in warm climates. --Compost piles. First of all, highmake sure you keep that compost beyond the reach of curious pets and wildlife. Decaying matter can contain tremorgenic mycotoxins that are potentially lethal to pets and wildlife. And of course, dairy and meat products dont belong in compost piles. --Fertilizers, including organic fertilizers and mulch products. Most people grasp that chemical fertilizers and pets dont mix. But just because a fertilizer is organic doesnt mean its good for your dog. Blood meal and bone meal, both great organic fertilizers, and iron, which is added to many fertilizers, all cause problems ranging from unpleasant to dangerous if ingested by animals. And cocoa bean mulch is attractive to dogs, particularly, because of its chocolate aroma, but it, too, can cause harmful effects. --Heat stroke/exhaustion. This almost goes without saying -almost. Dogs need access to shade outside if they dont have ins and outs to the house. If your yard doesnt offer natural shade by way of a large shade tree or two, youll need to step up and create a manmade version -covered deck or patio, a kennel or dog run with a canopy, thermal dog house. But we cant stop with shade. Access to fresh drinking water is a must. Always leave several full water bowls outside, in case your dog spills or steps in one of them. Or consider combining your standard water bowl aerates continuously moving water, keeping your dogs water fresh all day. And water has its uses beyond drinking. A childs wading pool works to keep water-loving dogs cool on hot days, and misters are great for pets -up the grill, and let me know what to bring. SPCA Pet of the WeekSay hello to our girl Goldie! She is a one and a half year old striped cat whose personality is as golden as her name. She has experience living with cats, dogs, and children. She would make a perfect addition to any family! Goldie loves to play and cuddle. Watch her settle right into her new home with ease as she gently head butts you for attention. Make Goldie the newest member of your family today! SPCATampaBay. org, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo. visit the shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Look at the sweet round face on this young cat. Annie has an unusual coloration called a dilute Tortoiseshell grey with orange and tan highlights. Just two years old, Annie was recently returned and is looking for a second chance at love. Annie is currently being boarded in Seminole. To see this beautiful cat, call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 727481-5262. Check the SOS website at www.saveourstraysinc. com to see other friendly felines. Save Our Strays


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42 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 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. Contact Meagan Flores at 727272-7771. Toddler Story Time Check out Toddler Story time at Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey, City of Gulfport Youth Services Librarian, at 727893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us. 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 Junes program includes: 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.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 June 13 June 19, 2013 43 Get Fresh, Give Blood Techs Richard Deal and Rebecca Godfrey were on hand at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market this week taking blood donations from generous patrons. Seen here with one of the last blue, Florida Blood Services buses, future drives will feature the Big Red Bus of OneBlood, the product of the merger of three of Floridas independent, not-forprot blood centers. Over 50 vendors and exhibitors participate each week at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, one of the few year-round, open-air markets in the area, featuring fruits, vegetables and other foods, art and crafts, wellness products, live music and more. The blood mobile will be back at the market in July. Photo by Shelly Wilson


44 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 Ruth Bowman and Gracie, of Gulfport, take the Gabber to Smokey Mtns. National Park. 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. Summer Reading Program Attention parents! Its not too late to sign up your child for the Gulfport Librarys Summer Reading Program! They have a whole calendar of fun events for kids and teens that runs every Wednesday through July 31st. For more information contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Librarian, at 893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport.us 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. 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 45 Sit Happens: Take a Stand When It Comes to Moving More Sitting still -at your desk, in your car, in front of the TV screen -turns out to be very bad for the body. Poor posture tends to crunch your organs, stagnate your blood and crumple Too much TV watching actually takes years off your life -something The Daily Show. Sometimes I think its worth it. Sitting still -on a pillow or chair, in meditation, long enough to cool the brain and warm your heart -is very good for your body. It calms and nourishes. It relaxes tense muscles. It allows you to disconnect from the seated one and become your higher self, counting your breaths, sending love out to others, allowing for joy to infuse the present moment. The other kind of sitting still -the killer kind -is almost impossible to avoid in this age of small screens and big, boundless work demands. We are Americans. We sit whenever possible, hours at a time. It certainly appears to be more civilized than squatting, but the truth is the squatter nations dont suffer from low back pain the way we sedentary Americans do. We are a nation of schlumpers -yogi master Tias Little calls it schlumpasana -and because so many of us walk around in weird alignments, we suffer the consequences: back pain, bulging bellies, poor health, bad experiences on eHarmony. The meditative kind of sitting, Im happy to report, is catching on all over the country, in many different venues. Schools report that students can think better, perform better, if they sit still and meditate for a few minutes before and after their school day. form of contemplative practice is made available by kind bosses and progressive insurance companies -e.g. yoga, tai chi, quiet rooms with soothing music. Men and women in prison are especially fond of meditation practice, once they get the hang of it, because it encourages them to let go of the past and stop worrying about the future. Doesnt that sound like a dreamy way to start your day? And thats why meditation is going mainstream, just 5,000 years after Its unfolding in the West at its own pace, and you can join in. You can choose to cut down the amount of time you spend sitting at your desk or in front of the TV vs. time spent taking care of yourself, sitting still or working out in a mindful way. And what can you do to avoid the consequences of the other kind of sitting still, the kind that takes its toll on your health and wellness? Here are some ideas: -MIND YOUR CHAIR. Eons ago, I switched to a kneeling chair because it forces me to sit more upright, more aligned. The newspaper I worked at didnt mind, as long as I paid for it, which I was happy to do. If youre not standard-issue chair at your company, invest in a better one. Consider a balance ball chair, for instance. Its inexpensive, and keeping balanced on a rubber ball can help tone your abs and core muscles, up and down your spine. -CONSIDER A STAND-UP DESK. built-in treadmill just a few weeks ago, for a minute or so, and it was an Aha! I Want One! experience. Its so cool! And so good for you! Imagine youre on a very slow moving treadmill -I repeat, very slow moving -in front of your desk, your hands free to read your email, make your calls, do your work. You burn calories, you juice the joints, you step up to a healthier way of doing your work. Check out trekdesk.com for all the reasons why 10,000 steps a day can save your life. -TAKE BREAKS. If youre spending lots of time hunched over your desk, set a timer or download the app that reminds you to stand up, walk around, do some stretches, get a drink of water. Shake out your arms, relax your shoulders, get the gentle forward bends. For this, we do yoga. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! GO ON! Walking 10,000 steps a day can help reduce cancer rates by 30-70 percent. -National Institutes of Health


46 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is Probate? Probate is a Court-supervised process which is normally required to wind up the personal and business affairs of someone who passes on. and gathering of a deceased person's assets, the payment of taxes, creditor distribution of the deceased's assets Probate documents are generally is required to be paid to the Clerk of the Circuit Court to start the probate administration process. After a probate proceeding is initiated, a Circuit Court Judge is assigned to oversee the process. A Judge will, upon her/his approval, issue letters of administration which appoints a personal representative of the deceased's estate. The Judge also resolves questions raised during the probate administration by reviewing Court hearings as necessary. Who has Preference to Serve as Personal Representative? If a deceased person had a valid last will and testament, the person who is designated in the will to serve as personal representative will have preference to be appointed by the Court to serve. In the event the deceased did not have a valid last will and testament, a surviving spouse will generally serve. In the alternative, a majority of the heirs may select someone to serve as personal representative for approval by the Court. In our next article, we will together explore what the responsibilities of a personal representative are in the probate proceeding. 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. W ant people to kno w what yo u re all about? Let us writ e a story about Y OU!Business Adv ertising F eatur eIt s the most effective advertising we offer a full page of coverage for you and y our businessOnly $250the321-6965 Fa x327-7830 Advertising@theGabber.comwww.theGabber.com 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. 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. Visit www.stpeteparksrec.org. Depression and Bipolar Support Group A Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at the Suncoast Center, 4024 Central Avenue on Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. and/or Mondays at Windmoor Health Care, 11300 U.S. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Call Les at 727822-3480.


Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 47 Get your Organization in on the Fun! Every year the City of Gulfport hosts its annual 4th of July Celebration in downtown Gulfport. This vibrant all day, 4th of July, Event begins at 8 a.m. and last until the Spectacular Fireworks display at 9 p.m. Fireworks, parades and red, white and blue are part of the United States' 4th of July tradition. Celebrate the holiday in our city by participating in the City of Gulfport Parade. March down Beach Blvd. in Gulfport displaying your patriotic themed to participate in this years parade. If interested in participating, parade registration forms are available at the front desk inside Gulfport City Hall at 2401 53rd St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Or, online, under latest news on the City of Gulfport Websites homepage, www.mygulfport.us. For more information, please call Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727-893-1118. Celebrate the 4th of July with our community. We want your business or organization to be a part of the City of Gulfports 4th of July Parade! Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members celebrated the end of the sorority year with a luncheon at the Three Oaks Caf in Clearwater on Saturday, June 1. The social was hosted by Pam Puskas and Barbara Bofferding. President Lucy Brushaber thanked those present for a great year. The Chapter Woman of the Year, Sharon Ingram was presented with a gift and the Chapter Ideal Sister was announced Pam Puskas Congratulations. The Best Program Award was won by Kay Brown for her program on Phyllis Diller. The members with perfect attendance were: Barbara Bofferding 2 years; Joyce Keller 5 years; Kay Brown 22 years; Valerie Rankin 28 years; Janet Taylor 32 years and Sharon Ingram 36 years. Congratulations to all the winners. They look forward to next year as their theme is Light Up Your Life. Chapter members will be holding ways and means meetings during the summer to paint the annual Christmas mice ornaments to be sold again this year. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Free Meals for Kids and Teens The City of Gulfport Recreation Center, located at 5730 Shore Boulevard S. will be offering free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under, regardless of their economic situation from June 11 through August 9. Lunch will be offered between 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and afternoon snack will be offered between 4:30-5 p.m. Summer Break Spot is a federal nutrition program sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Pinellas County School Board. Please contact the Center at 893-1068 for more information. To place an order for the following day, please call by noon to ensure that a nutritious meal will be available.


48 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 By Tom MargenauWe Dont Want Widows Living in Sin! Q: Ive been rereading some of your past articles online. You usually explain Social Security rules pretty well. But there is one situation I am having trouble with. A 62-year-old woman who is married to a slightly younger man wrote to ask if she ex-husbands Social Security record. You said no. You went on to explain that as long as she was married to husband number two, she cant get But in another column, a 63-yearold woman who was getting widows another man. And you answered that as long as she remarried after the age of 60, she could continue to receive answer? A: My answers to both women are correct. But you are right; one answer does contradict the other. And the contradiction grows out of this countrys conservative moral values. We just dont want nice old ladies living in sin! Ill explain. Social Security has always had a general rule that says if you are married to one man, you can only get his Social Security. You cant get married to another guy. And if you think of it, the law makes sense. Remember, we are talking a wife or widow, or to a divorced wife or widow. And for Social Security dependency. In other words, you only qualify for a wife or widows your husband or ex-husband. So if a woman marries another man, the law then assumes she is now dependent on that new husband. Because she is no longer dependent on her prior husband, why should she get dependent Social Security spousal (Before I go on here, I must make it very clear that we are talking only a woman might be due from her husband or ex-husband. If a woman has worked and earned her own Social her marital status prevents her from But now back to the issue of spousal rule that makes perfect sense, has from a prior husband as long as you are married to a different husband. But back in the s, stories started to appear in the press about women forced to live in sin by their government! Those stories always involved elderly women getting eventually found another man and wanted to start a new life with him. But if she married him, she would lose her monthly widows payment simply start living together. And conservative religious people in this country went nuts! My gosh -little old ladies were shacking up with lonely old men, and we just couldnt have that! They demanded change, and they eventually got it. Congress felt the political heat and rewrote the law. Ever since then, the rules have said that if a woman is getting widows can remarry after the age of 60 and continue to get Social Security second husband, too. But because a widows rate -up to 100 percent -is much higher than the rate paid to a current wife -only up to 50 percent -a woman usually gets much higher account than she would be due from her current husband. Oh, and if husband number two dies, the twice-widowed woman can pick and choose. She would get the more generous Social Security account. Q: I am about to turn 66. I started 60. I was told at that time that my own Social Security retirement rate was much less than my deceased is higher. Will they automatically switch me over if it is? Or should I wait until age 70 when I understand I can get the maximum rate? A: They will not automatically you will have to initiate by contacting calling them at 800-772-1213. You can switch over to your own retirement rate only if it is higher you are 66, you should check with age 66 rate) is still less than your widows payment, there is nothing to switch to -for now. The only thing you can do is wait until age 70 to with a 32 percent bonus at that age) rate. If even at age 70, your own rate then you will simply continue to get life. If you check with Social Security already higher than your widows You can either switch to that higher you can wait until age 70 and switch 32 percent bonus). If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at thomas. margenau@comcast.net.


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52 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. PLUMBING REMODEL SERVICERemodel, Repair, Faucet, Heater, Toilets. Lic# CFC58081 APRIMESOURCE Services. 727-253-9231 Pool Service WEEKLY POOL SERVICE $55/MO. Call Joel, 727-686-5587. Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. F/T MAINTENANCE WORKER IICity of Gulfport. Immediate opening available for skilled & semi-skilled work in the maintenance of City streets and/or collection of solid waste and refuse. Must have valid FL Drivers license, CDL Class B preferred. Entry: $11.31 Hrly. Background, drug screen and physical will be conducted. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or via fax at (727) 893-1026. E.O.E. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for House Cleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m. Positions Wanted CLEANING HOMES, CONDOS,-Apts. Babysitting, Nanny. Also Tutoring. Efcient and Effective. Monday thru Friday (days preferred). References Available 727-320-7587 or 727648-3954. 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2000. Call or Text 727-709-2774. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $425MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Computers/Electronics HP LAPTOP-11 months old, Excellent Condition. $325. obo 727-323-0101. After 6pm. Furniture/Appliances MUST SELL NOW!-Guest room Twin Bed set, New Mattresses, Night stand, 2 Chests. $150. obo Dining room Table, 6 Chairs, Hutch. $100. Gulfport 631-626-2110. PATIO CHAIRS, CUSHIONS-Table. Two Large Patio Chairs. Grill & Lantern, 1 Igloo Ice Chest, Hammock. 727-345-4522. SOFA SLEEPER-(beige) $45. Leather Danish Reclining Chair/Ottoman $125. Queen Mattress/Frame $40. Aluminum Chaise Lounge Chair. $30. All obo 727-343-6304. DOUBLE RECLINING LOVESEAT-Tan Fern Print $150. Brown Plush Recliner/Rocker w/ swivel base $50. Both Like New. Brown Plush Mans Recliner $25. 727-347-7513. General SUMMER CLOTHESBlouses, Shorts, Capris, More! Large, Extra Large. Call 727867-6248. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. PLEASE HELP! High School Student living with single parent looking for a generous person to donate a reliable car to get me to and from school. 727-415-1868 Devin. GROUP CRUISE FEB 17, 20146 Days/5 Nights from Tampa, $290 & Port Taxes. Carnival to Cayman Is. & Cozumel. 345-4323 dicklaneau05@ymail.com 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. Plumbing Small Engine Repair Automotive


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54 Gabber June 13 June 19, 2013 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. 4544 1/2 9th Ave. N. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX-Gulfport Art District. Great Location, Walk to Beach. Very Nice inside/Out. Tile Throughout. W/D Included Private Backyard CHA. $825/Mo. +Security. Call Ed 727688-9565. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. 2BR/1BA HOUSE-Quiet Gulfport Neighborhood. Near Shopping & Arts District. Private Fenced Back Yard. W/D Hookup. $900/Mo.+ 727-643-9329. NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BAGulfport Bonus room. 2 CH/A Systems. Hardwood/ Ceramic oors. Large Fenced Yard. Secure Neighborhood. $1200/Mo. Firm. Welcome Professional Person, Student or Retired Folks. 727-410-8423 See Craigs list for pics. 3847122909.html. Rentals. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/maintenance. 727-804-5694. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Housekeeper Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. PASADENA 2BR DUPLEX APT.-$795/Mo. Ceramic Tile oors, Central Location, (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area). Close to Shops, Bus, Beaches. 727-459-4579. LARGE STUDIO-Walk to Gulfport Art Distict, Shopping, Fishing. Credit/Background Check. $550/Mo. +Security. Water, Trash, Parking Included. 727-381-9626.STETSON COLLEGE AREALes Chateau, So. Pasadena.1BR/1BA Condo. Extremely Nice. Heated Pool, Clubhouse. Close to Restaurants, Shopping, Beaches. Water/Cable Included. Cat Allowed. $725/mo, Unfurnished, $825/Mo. Furnished. 1yr. Lease Required. 1195 Rue Des Chatue See photos on Craigs List. 813-786-7716. 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. 2213 57th ST. S.1st oor duplex apartment w/courtyard. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, steps to bus line, & shopping. Perfect for single person. $450/mo +Sec. 727-343-7933. TOTALLY RENOVATED-Excellent Location, 1 Bedroom. All Utilities Included (including Cable). Background Check Required, Looking for Quality Tenant! 727-410-6599. WATERFRONT HOUSE-Treasure Island, Deep Water Dock, 2BR/2BA, Den, All New Kitchen. Big Yard, $2100/Mo. obo, 727-6424287. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd oor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Covered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All Amenties. $800Mo. 954-270-4882. GULFPORT TOWNSHORES55+. 1BR + Sleeping Porch. 6 months. Pet Friendly, No Smoking. $500/Mo. + Electric. References. 727-302-9181. Accommodations to Share 2 BEDROOM APT.-All Utilities Included $125/ wk. Pet Friendly, Smoker Ok, Pasadena Area, Disabled Vet. 727-678-0166. UPSTAIRS LARGE BR Furnished. Share Kitchen & Bath, Close to Bus & Shopping. Backyard use. Background Check. 727-4344093. Vacation Rentals WATERFRONT GULFPORT MARINAHouse 2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished, Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vacation, Weekly or Monthly. 727-328-0203. Open House SUNDAY 12:00-3:00PM.-3010 59th St. S. #206. Nice, Very Clean. 2BR/1BA, 1120Sqft. Roomy Eat-in Kitchen. Cat Friendly. Town Shores Barclay. $79,000. Real Estate for Sale FOR SALE BY OWNERTown Shores, 55+, 2BR/2BA Deluxe Condo. 1st Floor End Unit. Large, Bright, Wood Floors, Sunroom, Handicapped adapted, parking at door. Walk to beach & park, small pet okay. Unit updated w/ New plumbing, electric, AC, kitchen & bath. Owner nancing, w/10% down & acceptable credit. $107,500 would Consider Annual Lease. Call 727-252-8542 for showing. 1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME-in Causeway Village. $1500. or Best Reasonable Offer. Available July 1st or Upon Park Approval. 727-5656022. Between 9am.-9pm. 2BR/2BA SPLIT PLANBedroom on the Big Water. Town Shores Windsor #502, 55+, Remodeled Kitchen w/Granite. Tiled Dining Room, Kitchen, Hall & Both Baths. Carport, Pet Friendly, Investor Friendly. $164,900. Call Mart for Anytime Showing. 727-480-0793. Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals Real Estate for Sale Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


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