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No. 2315 June 20 June 26, 2013 Holistic F oods, Fr esh Bak ed Biscuits and Tr ea ts Cameras May Come to 49th Street Criminals on 49th Street could soon contend with surveillance cameras. At Tuesday nights council meeting, Ward Three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon and Mayor Sam Henderson supported exploring the idea of a surveillance camera along the 49th Street corridor. The city would not point the camera into a home or See Surveillance Cameras, page 6Gulfports Duck Underground Fears ProsecutionBy Cathy Salustri Apparently in response to recent press about duck activity at Gulfports Tomlinson Park, local duck sympathizers, fearing legal repercussions, have returned a raft of Pekin ducks to the pond. Since the police responded to a June 6 call about a couple removing a duck from Tomlinson Park, the Pekin duck count went from one to seven at press time. The pond also has three marbled ducks (brown and white, also called Buffs). Confused? A local duck sympathizer, who asked to remain nameless, said that local families looked after some of the ducks. Heres what the sympathizer told us: Early this year four domesticated ducks showed up at the pond overnight: two Pekins and two Buffs. A few weeks later someone abandoned a Pekin See Ducks, page 42Retiring Old GloryTony Amendola, Bob Worthington and Russ Schmidt stand at attention while this retired ag burns at the citys annual Flag Day ceremony. American Legion Post 125s Color Guard performed the Time and Money for the ChuildrenAt a recent All Childrens Hospital telethon, So49 members and Mayor Sam Henderson worked the phone. So49 also donated $10,000 to All Childrens Hospital. All Childrens Hospital presented So49 with this framed poster at Tuesday nights council meeting.


2 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Calendar Creative Crafts of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will present the following activities at 11 a.m. at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-381-8920. The cost of materials for members is $3.50 and for non-members $4 and you take home what you craft. The public is welcome. On Monday, July 8 the program is Stamped Teeshirts (bring your own teeshirt to be stamped). On Monday, July 15 the program is Cork Coasters.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 3 Free HIV Testing observed on June 27, 2005. The day was established as an annual This is a particularly important time for everyone to get involved! There is much work to be done in AIDS. They invite you to join them on June 26th, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 955 20th Street S., St. Petersburg. Testing will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the forum will kick-off with a Prayer for Compassion for Tracy L. Darity at 727-894-4311, ext. 207.Calling all Vendors Arts, crafts, food and plant vendors Community Church on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. which includes a variety of vendors, entertainment, children activities, registration fee is $60; register before pasadenacommunitychurch.org, call email Jennifer Gee at jenngee63@ juno.com. Two Man Show These two men arent just great performers, but they have really big hearts. Jay Wygant and Mike Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center in the dining Hall on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. for the very to support the Senior Center Pantry and those seniors in need, especially in the slow summer months. The price of the ticket is to bring in non-perishable goods to the Center. Room is limited, so get your seat early to see these great performers Thanks Jay and Mike for sharing your fantastic voices with us at the your organization can get involved to sponsor, call Gail at 727-893-2237.


4 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Fighting a Red Light Ticket? See the Gulfport Magistrate Starting on July 1, people who wish to contest a red light violation that resulted from one of Gulfports three red light surveillance cameras will do so in front of Gulfports Special Magistrate rather than in county court. Defendants who contest a red light camera violation in Gulfport could pay up to $408 for contested tickets. administrative costs, at the discretion of the special magistrate, up to an additional $250 (for a maximum of $408). In addition, Gulfport will see all of the additional monies collected as opposed to seeing only a portion of it now.Gulfport Web Site Gets Brighter, Friendlier After struggling with the citys old web design, residents and businesses will soon have a new and improved website. Using Google Analytics and a staff survey as a map, Interim IT Director David Mather and Technical Events Specialist Justin Shea have created a new Gulfport city web site. The web site uses a content management system, which Mather says will allow for easier changes on an as-needed basis. We can really make real-time changes with this, Mather said. Boca Ciega High School student Zack Stoler helped with the redesign. Mr. Stoler created a page for the now-defunct Gulfport Trolley and had started to work on rebuilding the citys site prior to former IT Director Sam Riveras departure. When he came, that was a blessing in disguise, Mather said. Council praised the new site. Pending any changes from council, the new site could go live as early as Sunday night. See a preview of the web site online at TheGabber.com.


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6 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Surveillance Cameras, from front page onto private property, City Manager Jim OReilly told council. He will research the costs and feasibility of installing a surveillance camera on a Mayor Henderson long opposed the cameras, but Tuesday night he said he had an open mind and wanted to explore the idea. Its not that Im opposed to [using] cameras as well [as other measure, Mayor Henderson said. He said he had concerns about criminals breaking cameras. Lieutenant Joshua Stone said that Baltimore, who had success with cameras, initially underestimated the cost of maintaining cameras. Even so, he said the city saved money. cameras, they saw a societal savings of $1.5, Stone said, explaining that societal savings meant crimerelated spending. Mayor Henderson said he would like to see a trial area if its cost effective. The camera discussion came as part of a larger discussion about 49th Street. Since 2004, 52% of all reported robberies have occurred along the 49th Street Corridor. Of those, 59% occurred at night. At Tuesday nights city council meeting, Lieutenant Stone presented council with several suggestions, including upgrading the lighting along the corridor. There is no silver bullet, and there are no guarantees, Gulfport Lieutenant Joshua Stone said about 49th Street. We cant say its going to do it, but its an option, Lieutenant Stone said. Currently the city has low sodium vapor lighting on 49th Street; Lieutenant Stone said a Rensselaer Polytech study showed that street lighting improvements improve the feeling of safety and possibly reduce crime. It has the lowest cost, but it has the poorest color rendering, he said of the citys current lighting. He explained that not having accurate descriptions hindered criminal investigation. Between 49th and 52nd Streets from 7th Avenue to the marina, Gulfport has 800 lights. The city could replace these with LED lights, which Stone said would use less lumens and provide better visibility. The city could also install metal halide lights, which would offer better lighting than the current lighting but not as good as LED. Metal halide lights would cost less, he told council.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 7 Post 125 Bowling Tournament On Saturday, July 27th, American Legion S.A.L. Squadron 125 will hold their annual bowling tournament at Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Avenue S. Call 727-381-1010. The charity event will start at 1:30 person teams (if you are one or two short, they generally can team you up pins count as a strike). Prize payout second place and $75 team for third place. Entry fee includes bowling, shoes and dinner at the American S. after the tournament. There are prizes and 50-50s All proceeds are distributed to Wounded Warriors and Hospice. Sign up sheets are available at Ten Pin Lanes and Post 125. Come out, have fun, drink beer (or whatever) its all for a good cause. 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 Card. See www.stpeteparksrec.org for more information. Lieutenant Stone said the city recommend surveillance cameras unless the city had public support, although, Lieutenant Stone reported, some parts of Baltimore saw a 20% decrease in crime with surveillance cameras. lighting on 49th Street but not on Liedtke appeared not to support any of the police-suggested ideas. Mayor Henderson said he favored metal halide lighting on 49th Street wanted to move criminal investigations to 49th Street and have police there at night. As a next step, City Manager Jim OReilly will gather cost information about upgrading to metal halide lights on 49th Street and examining the possibility of using one surveillance camera on a trial basis in a test location and LED street lights on a small scale. He will also look at costs associated with adding a position to the police department so that the 49th Street Community of his time to 49th Street. Staff will also look into moving the criminal investigation department from the current police building to 49th Street. for a street crimes task force and violent crimes task force.Cameras (Con't.)


8 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 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 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 and organizations to participate in this years parade. If interested in participating, parade registration forms are available at the Or, online, under latest news on the City of Gulfport Websites homepage, www.mygulfport.us. 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! Sunday Market Sizzles in Pass-a-Grille The St. Pete Beach Communitys only year round fresh market continues each Sunday morning at Suntan Art Center starting at 10 a.m. Take advantage of the market prices of fresh produce from Ts Produce, including a great variety of organics. Handmade quality is the focus. Enjoy delicately infused cooking oils, quick breads, spices and rubs, and delectable fudge. Treat yourself to handmade soaps and lotions or a range of motion massage to get the kinks out. Peruse Suntans three galleries and the marketplace for handcrafted jewelry, art glass, metal, woodwork supper from the grill. The market is located at Suntan, on the grounds of Don CeSar, 3300 Gulf Boulevard. 727-367-3818.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 9 Meet the New Owner and Manager of Coutured le Deuxieme Coutured le Deuxieme is having a party to celebrate its new location in Gulfport and welcome its new manager! We were thrilled when the building came available that was formerly Eileens Resale Boutique. It is a convenient location and our eclectic fusion store wonderful artsy Gulfport community. states Debbie Welsh, owner of the Coutured stores. I am also thrilled to be working with Denise Wachalec, known in Gulfport for her strong customer relations and community involvement. Debbie and Denise make a strong team to provide you with a fun shopping experience while looking for those one-of-a-kind treasures at great values! The eclectic Coutured fusion stores cater to women and men by offering a mix of new and resale upscale and designer clothing, accessories, handbags, a well-visited destination on West Bay Drive in Largo and the Gulfport store is following in its footsteps. New and exclusive at Coutured is Rejoys, a unique gauze clothing line and and Silver Leaf jewelry. Bottom line, you will not want to miss this new Gulfport destination, so join the Coutured celebration this Saturday, June 22nd from 10-4. Special discounts will be applied throughout the day. See Naked Imagination On Thursday, June 27th, the City of Imagination with Three Muses & Imagination, an evening of unusual Suarez and Ciara Carinci have joined forces again, this time with a host of quirky characters, short plays, clowning, quick changes and will punctuate the evening with musical interludes on his acoustic guitar. The show runs June 27 through July 21, every Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. at the City of Imagination, 2726 54th on facebook, or text 727-321-1786 for reservations and information. (7 27 ) 32 169 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.


10 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Letters A suggestion for the Marina area Dear Editor: I recently read an article titled: "Mastering the Revamping The Marina". I thought many of the ideas were excellent and thought I would let you know of an idea I have been thinking of for several months now. Ive been aware that 31st Avenue South is a very busy street for pedestrians, bicyclists, golf carts and all kinds of unique vehicles. I think people like the area because there area several nice water views and very good breezes. There is very little sidewalk, and if you want to walk to downtown from the Marina, when you get closer to downtown there is NO sidewalk. It might be a good idea to make it a one way street and add a little or big area of sidewalk. Then, the street that goes right by the library could be another one way street. So then there is one main street going away from the city and one going into the city. It might also be a chance to get people who are driving around and not sure where they should turn around, take a road that would lead them into downtown Gulfport, where they would be pleasantly surprised to come upon such a unique city. There should be many signs on 49th Street and 58th street where these street directions would change, that would tell the driver that they are coming into downtown Gulfport and also to a main road exit to main highway, if they want to leave for some reason. Just thought this might be something to think about. Suzanne ArmstrongIn defense of Raul Reyes Dear Editor: I just read your article regarding the missing duck at Tomlinson Park. Your article is one of the most irresponsible reporting I have read in the Gabber in the 25 years that I have been here. I live right here on at the park and know both parties involved. Raul is a 90 year old man who is no more capable of catching ducks than he is capable 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. lived here as long as we have. When we heard this ridiculous story, we unlike you went and talked to all parties involved as we knew the story was questionable to say the least. How dare you slander one of my neighbors without any facts. If this is the type of reporting that the Gulfport Gabber allows, you have just lost a lot of readers from this district. I assure you that if you think jury, you are not. Unfortunately, I do not have time this morning to vent all I feel regarding your column but count me out as one of your followers. In the best interest of all the Gulfport citizens, you should verify your facts and become a responsible reporter prior to attacking innocent citizens so you can have a front page article.Alicia Bell To publisher and to Cathy Salustri: I read your article concerning my elderly parents, Raul and Elba Reyes, and their innocent effort to help out a duckling. I appreciate your concern for wildlife and to inform readers of local your article seems to be missing your interview with either Raul thoughts. There seems to be plenty from a Timothy Spencer, the accuser, who seems to have it out for my parents, even his photo is your main picture. Your article also says "Although the Reyes, who live two houses from the pond at 5314 Tangerine Avenue, told Mr. Spencer they wanted to help the two different stories: according to police logs, they said the duck followed them. They then said the duck had injuries." How is this two different stories? The point is they wanted to help the duck, and yes, they also said the duck at some point followed them as well, and yes, they said the duck had injuries ...so what...where's the contradiction? That's what they said, that's what they thought, throughout the course of the evening all those can occur. Why does this article make it seem like they must be lying and up to something clandestine? Come on now, really? Also, Mr. Timothy Spencer said the over taking 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. Did you know you're talking about a great grandfather that's 82 years old?! With heart ailments?! Hmm, real threat to Mr. Spencer. The Gabber could have shared these facts. Did you know they do know the police because they have lived in Gulfport for over 27 years? Why would they have something to hide? Obviously not hiding anything. The majority of your article basically seems like a Timothy Spencer article, basically he could have written it himself. You never bothered to come and give my parents a chance to give their side of the story and hear them out as a honest newspaper. Since the print is mainly Timothy Spencer's words, I would like to know does he think they are part of a duck conspiracy or something? Seriously, cause for this guy to spend this much time and energy against an elderly couple really shows a mean spirited person looking to harm others. The legality of the situation I understand and I'm not saying what they did however "innocently and ignorantly" was not illegal, though they thought they were simply trying to do something kind to help an animal. At my parents' age, this was done very innocently and ignorantly


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 11 Letters (con't.)I can attest to that, and they will abiding citizens. That is not an issue, and next time would simply call the police or local animal control if a duck or whatever animal seems to be in need of help, which is the whole point of what they were trying to do. That's it, no conspiracy, end of story. Reyes; grandfather, 82 years old, Gulfport resident for over 27 years without issues, Korean War veteran survivor, father of 5, grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 3, lover of animals and nature, admired by many for risking his life for others. Please, I don't know this Timothy Spencer, but I believe this paper would do well serving the community by painting a honest and truthful picture of the situation, not just Timothy Spencer's words. My elderly parents would easily explain what and why they were trying to do, they weren't trying to hide anything as can obviously be seen from the picture. They have friends in their neighborhood who have known them for a long time and can attest to their character as well as their entire family and friends.George D. ReyesI'm confused Dear Editor : Bill Northrop's recent column on government snooping (I'm only assuming that was his topic) left me scratching my head, wondering what his views actually are. His jolly, super-cute comments bounced all over the place, and made me wonder if Northrop approves of government surveillance, fears it, or just doesn't take it seriously. A writer should enlighten his readers, not confuse them.Bob Driver


12 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 See the Impacs Bring back Memories roll band, the Original Impacs, will begin their new Rock & Roll Revival show and dance concert tour 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 St. Petersburgs leading vocalists paying tribute to girl singers of the and Japan as well as the USA. She is a long time resident and performer in 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. Come out for Solstice Concert Blue Muse and City of Imagination invite you to a Solstice concert under 21st at the Gulfport Arts Courtyard for a delightful evening of music and art. Show starts at 8 p.m., free admission ($10 suggested donation), at 2908 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. In case of rain, event will move to the City of Imagination, 2726 54th Street S., Gulfport. Legion 125 Seeks Active Duty Soldiers American Legion Auxiliary Unit looking for servicemen in the Middle East who are in need of care packages. If you have a family member or friend, or friend of a friend, please let us know. If you wish to drop off items to send please do. If they do not have a name they send to any soldier. Thanking you in advance.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 13 Powering your Dream Open House Center is hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore your options inside the all-new repower showroom. See the latest innovations and products from Mercury Marine, Raymarine, Interlux, Ocean LED along with all the best marine gear and maintenance products. Tour their Enjoy live music along with festive food and beverages. Located at 6810 Gulfport Boulevard, St. Petersburg. Take Americas Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, July 8, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional three weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over four evenings by the St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. It covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Navigation Aids, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions, Communications, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots and Lines, Introduction to Charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. Course to be held at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Secondnd Avenue SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $35 per family; maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.Camera Workshop Rescheduled Do you want to learn how to take great shots with your digital camera? Join them for a free how to workshop series on digital photography Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Please pre-register at the Gulfport Public Library Reference desk, 5501 28th Ave. S., or call 727-893-1073. Limited to 15 participants.


14 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Sponsors Needed Selena Ramires, above, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Florida Pageant to be held July 15th in Orlando. Sponsors are needed to help Selena compete in the American July 15th in Orlando. She attends John Hopkins Center for the Arts with church youth activities. The winner of the pageant will receive crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. Current sponsors Smokin' J's BBQ, Caldwell Realty and Stan Booty Rock 'n Roll Hair. If you are able to help, call mom Christina at 727-417-1365.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 15 Cathy Awards Winners Announced The Gulfport Community Players held their 16th Annual Cathy Awards Dinner and Ceremony this past Sunday night at their Back Door Theater. In the Cathys, the Players seek to honor their own casts, directors, producers, and back stage people that make their productions happen, season after season. Community theater is a lot of hard work, and without people such as these, it just would not happen. Here are the winners for their 20122013 Season! Rosenfeld in Everyone Has One; Borland in Everyone Has One; written by Sherry Pringle This is God Talking; La More, director for Everyone Has One. Navarro for The Woman in Black; Padgett for Playboy of the Western World; Collins in Sordid Lives; Karyn Lorenzetti in Sordid Lives; Eddy Ganim in Sordid Lives; Pitts in Playboy of the Western World; Alan Johnson in Playboy of the Western World; Playboy of the Western World; Playboy of the Western World. The Players wish to congratulate all of the winners of the Cathy Awards who want to still see some photos from these plays, please visit the gulfportcommunityplayers.org And, stay tuned for the Players 13th the Hickman on July 11th. Tickets are just $15 and are on sale now at the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, by calling them at 727-322-0316, or at the door. See you at the Hickman! 2013-2014 VPK Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and Program hours are from 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. Hours for pre-registration 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.


16 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 It's off to Girls State! Girls State is a program were a young lady is choosen that has successfully completed their junior year of high school and will be retuning for their senior year. They are interested in government and current events, have high moral character and strong leadership abilities and above average scholastic standing. The Auxiliary Unit 125 sends them to Tallahasse for one week, all expenses paid. There the objective are to develop leadership and pride in American citizens, to educate citizens about our system of government, to instill a grater understanding of American traditions and to stimulate a desire to maintain our democratic government process. Amanda was Junior Class President, she is involved with the JROTC program at Sergeant as well as the armed platoon commander. She is planning on going to be a psychologist in the military. By being a part of Girls State Amanda will receive credits for College and has the chance at receiving a scholarship. Amanda, will attend the Auxiliary meeting on July 9th at 7 p.m. at the American Legion 125 to tell us about her adventure. Wilette Amendola Girls State Chairman/ Secreatry, Amanda Keshish, Cricket Leonard PresidentSummer 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. Call 893-1074 or email to cklasson@ mygulfport.us We 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.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 17 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: Suntan Rental Q: How does someone go about renting the building that houses Suntan Arts Center do they call the city or Suntan? A: that houses the Suntan Arts Center, Suntan operates the center. Call Suntan, not the city, at 3673818 to arrange a rental. Learn to use your iPad Are you having trouble using your iPad? Sign-up for the librarys getting to know your iPad class on Thursday, July 25th from 1-3 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library. Theyll go over all the basics and answer any questions you may have in a supportive environment. Seating is limited so call today to reserve your Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727-893-1073.Communicate for Success Whether your business is large or small, corporate or home-based, successful communication skills are your key to success. City Power focused on development of speaking and communication skills in the community through practice and Join us each Wednesday, from Noon room 600, Municipal Services Building. 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. 727-893-7918 or visit www.911. toastmastersclub.org. 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.


18 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 This Weeks Solution We Want You! The Gulfport Garden & Bird Club is seeking new members to participate in their next calendar of events, October 2013 through June 2014. Background of Club: Early in 1941, several women doing Red Cross sewing in the dining room of the Cedars Hotel (now the Peninsula Inn) decided they would like to know more A nucleus was formed and by May 1941, the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club was organized with the objective of beautifying Gulfport. There were yard contests, picnics and trips. These traditions continue today with local garden tours, trips to wellknown gardens around the state, and a host of speakers providing fauna. The Club also continues the tradition of community involvement. the placement of bird baths and statuary along with the planting of trees and shrubs in and around our city parks and buildings. What they need from you: In order to expand the activities as mentioned above and to offer additional programs, the Club is seeking dedicated participants who are willing to share their knowledge and new ideas and time to help the Club expand its vision. There are many opportunities to use your creativity through Club membership. They welcome your participation. Membership costs just $5 for the year. call Joyce Mobley, President (3219029) or Barbara Dye, Membership (381-3461). To become a member, please send your $5 along with your name, address, telephone number and email address to Barbara Dye, 33707. Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 19 The Gabs Kristen Triplett, owner: Seeing dogs that are nervous or apprehensive come in and really enjoying their experience here. Amy Decius, groomer: Getting to see all the dogs and play with them. Stefan Herceg, dog trainer: Interacting with the dogs; doing what I love to do, which is to train dogs; and then, seeing the look on the owners face when they see what Sam and I have done with their dog. Its really enjoyable. Breanna MacEnany, kennel manager: Playgroups. And I love that owners can drop off their pets and go on vacation and not be worried, because they know their dogs having fun.We went to Pasadena Pet Motel and asked the staff there to tell us what they enjoyed the most about their jobs. Heres what they told us:


20 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, we invite you to visit one of our Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING


Gabber June 20 June 26, 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.Thrift Shop Sale 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 and Saturday from 9-12 noon. They are located on 53rd St. S. Saturday!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. a great price! Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


22 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 4th of July Fireworks in St. Petersburg The city of St. Petersburg will celebrate the July 4th holiday with scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting. They can start as early as 8:30 p.m. or as late as 10 p.m. due to impending weather conditions. all along the waterfront with prime and North Straub Parks. there is no alcohol allowed or personal be food and beverage vendors along the waterfront throughout the day. If you plan to park, arrive early and park in legal parking lots and garages. Accessible parking for the disabled is offered along Beach Drive and in the North Shore parking lots located throughout the downtown area. Sponsored by St. Petersburg information call 727-893-7441 or for waterfront park information see www.stpeteparksrec.org.Calling All Craft Vendors The St. Petersburg Womans Club located at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. is announcing to craft vendors the opportunity of participating information please call Carolyn candj81388@yahoo.com. The St. Petersburg Womans Club which is celebrating 100 years of organization committed to serving the community through hands-on projects and fund raising as well as more information about our clubmembership, monthly meetings, Saturday Group, weekly sewing group, card games or information on booking our Historical Clubhouse. Call 727822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org.


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24 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Stetson Society Walks for Alzheimers Alzheimers Association has chosen celebrate this event, friends and family of the Elder Law Society at Stetson University College of Law will be walking in honor of former Professor Karen Williams. Professor Williams was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers and the disease is progressing rapidly. While teaching at the law school as the trial advocacy fellow, Professor Williams and others would take a Borders Break, by going to Borders Books and getting tea. Since Borders is no longer in business, law school dean, professors, friends and students will be walking from the Stetson campus to the Starbucks on 66 and Central June 21st in honor and support of Professor Williams. The Joy Team, as they have aptly named themselves, is comprised of Professor Rebecca Morgan and Jay Morgan, who were recently presented the keys to the City of St. Petersburg for their decades of service to the Sunshine Center, friend, Jihane Rohrbacker. Dean Kristen Adams will also be joining Team Joy as they walk to honor Professor Williams. The Alzheimers Associations mission is to eliminate Alzheimers disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Longest Day is a sunriseto-sunset team event honoring the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimers disease. Those participating will complete approximately 16 hours of activity to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimers Association.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 25 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.Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on June 20th at 10 a.m. and learn about guide. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet Natalie in the pavilion.Family Fun Days at Aquatic Center Bring your family and friends out 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. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264.Public Safety Boating Class An ABS (All about Boating Safety) Class will be offered on Saturday, July 13th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). There will be a one our lunch break about 12 noon (you can bring your lunch). Bring pens and pencils and note paper. Cost is $40 per person, books and materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive a wallet card, are furnished for the student and you may take them with you after the class. They will break one hour for lunch and have several breaks registration call 727-399-7986.German American Society Dance The German American Society located at 8098 66th St. N., in Pinellas Park invites everyone to attend their Summer Nights Dance on Saturday, June 22nd. Doors open ot 6 p.m. and the music for this evening will be provided by the multi-talented Danny Mack and will begin at 7:30 p.m. A varied selection of German food is available from their 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 food, good music, 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. Bob Courtney at 727-238-8201.


26 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 By Holiday Mathis The full Capricorn moon is like the magic mirror that Snow Whites evil stepmother checked to make sure she was the fairest of all. But the Capricorn moon is not only measuring beauty. It is a checker of social status weighing many factors, including position, the respect of peers, charm, means and more. Just remember that of who you are. Without the real you, GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll try something new this week and be richer for the experience. What would happen if you tried something new every week? Youd continue to be richer. Theres no reason you cant do this, though it will require a bit of planning. Make your list. Youre extremely creative this week, so the timing is perfect. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even though the moment is ever-present, When stressors have your mind racing forward and backward, calm down and focus on the sounds, sights and feelings of right now. Winning choices depend on responding to the moment your body is in, not the peculiar timing of the mind. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youre hard on yourself, expecting to do and be things that others wouldnt even dream of demanding of themselves. This is why you have achieved so much in life. Yet it may also be why you arent so happy as some who have achieved much less. Ease up on yourself this week. Go for happiness. Its a worthy goal. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You think you need control of this weeks situation, but this is only the mind participating in a bad habit. You dont really need control -not of others or of yourself. Let them live way, too. If you do have one true need this week, its not for control but for acceptance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You like you draw the line at pandering. You respond best to people who have more self-esteem than that. You feel that ways to indulge and gratify others should really be discovering what their own gifts are and developing them. Youll help facilitate this. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youre still not sure how much to trust someone. Giving faith arbitrarily wont make anyone a faithful person. Rather, it makes for foolishness. Trust is really a matter of knowing others so well that you can predict their behavior. This week, youll place your trust carefully and be proved correct. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You live in a different world than the one that prompted your parents to take social and political action for equal rights of minorities week in some small but meaningful way. Youll be rewarded for standing for what is just. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have the authority to make decisions that affect many, though this authority is not really yours. Its on loan from the people who gave it to you and can be taken back at any point. You appreciate your authority and use it well, realizing that you also have a deeper power that can never be taken. AQUARIUS Even though you think it would be fun to have a compliant partner, you really wouldnt stay interested in this kind of relationship for long. A person who will fall in line with whatever you want will not pose a great enough challenge. So whatever resistance you get from others this week, embrace it as part of the fun. PISCES were not seeking a position of power because its how people see you. You may not want to be bothered with knowing that the group depends on you, but its the natural outcropping of your talents. Its precisely because you are so responsible that people give you responsibility. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youve been unfavorably comparing yourself again. Of course youre going to come up short if you situate yourself by the severely advantaged. Be kinder than that. Consider where you are and where you want to be, and set a goal you can hit by the end of the week. One step at a time will get you there. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You sense who respects you, and you like relationship. Now, how do you get the other one, who respects few, to behave similarly? This is the question that haunts your early week, but by born to lead. This Week's Birthdays : Youre taking it to the next level this year. Your self, home, relationships -you know what you want, and youre ready to do the work to make it happen. The biggest question is: Where to start? The next six weeks helps you reorder your values and prioritize will assist you in augmenting your fortunes. August brings a domestic makeover. Youll travel seeking fair weather and lucrative opportunity in September and be successful on both accounts. 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 20 June 26, 2013 27 The Reading Garden takes Shape a sculptural wall, a Reading Circle and other items for the Garden. If you are interested in supporting the Reading Garden with an engraved brick, please Stull at 302-0931 or library administrator David Mather at 893-1075 for more information. 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 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, 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. or Cathy Salustri (656-5420) with any questions.


28 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 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 becoming a foster parent, please call the Eckerd Recruitment Line tollfree at 1-866-233-0790. Play Cards to Benet Alzheimers Association St. Petersburg Bridge Club is participating in a national program to raise funds for the Alzheimers 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. 544-5040 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. Gulfport Democrats to Meet Mayor Sam Henderson will speak and answer questions at the meeting of The Gulfport Democratic Club on Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617 49th Street S. in Gulfport). They will our city, as well as the importance of getting involved with other races and causes in the area. Gulfport residents have worked hard for Democrats in the past, and it is crucial to keep the momentum as other important elections approach. This event is free and open to the public. please e-mail info.gulfportdems@ gmail.com. 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 soup, koldunai (meat dumplings) served with bacon As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread 866-7936. Everyone is welcome.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 29 Chamber Mixer TonightBy 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. Try Easy Tai Chi Easy Tai Chi with Aston Hugh is new. 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 Ave. 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. Rachel at 727-893-1231. 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 quality (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, The winning artist will receive gift cards for OMaddys, Pias and PJs Oyster Bar. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Do you have an exotic pet that you just cant keep any longer? Dont release that pet. On Saturday, July 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. NonNatives or call Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at 727-893-7326.


30 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Budget Time in Gulfport years that Ive been doing this as city manager that I can stand before you and give a positive number, City Manager Jim OReilly said about revenues from property taxes. The increase, .77%, would mean an extra $19,000 for Gulfport. City Manager OReilly suggested maintaining the same tax rate, 4.039. Its hard for a city manager, when you have considerable monies in reserves, to recommend an increase, he said. The budget he presented council Tuesday night included $11.2 million in expense. The citys revenue falls $390,000 short of this amount. The city manager also suggested a 2% raise for non-public safety have separate contracts and unions that secure raises for those employees), which would cost $175,000. The city could increase PILOT (Payment In Lieu of Taxes) from enterprise funds like the marina and water department, raise the city taxes by 1 mil (a mil is the amount of tax per thousand dollars of property value) for an extra $625,000, use employees, or look at cutting staff or outsourcing services. Ward Three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon suggested raising taxes to offset the shortfall. While last budget year, Councilwoman Salmon (unsuccessfully) championed higher Liedtke had other ideas this year. Is it possible to take some people and look at giving them less than full This would cut health insurance increase, City Manager OReilly said, explaining that since property values increased, keeping the millage rate unchanged would result in an increase in taxes for most Gulfport property owners. Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown said she leaned towards decreasing taxes. to spend money on areas of the city that could make money, such as at the Casino. He also suggested a cityIn response to hearing that people come to Gulfport because its free he said that the city should charge charging a nonresident beach parking fee. My argument is, we should, as residents, all get stickers... for the beach, he said, but said the city should charge a minimum of ten dollars for a beach parking permit. The city manager explained that if the city wanted beach renourishment from the county, it could only charge for parking meters, not higherpriced passes. Mayor Sam Henderson agreed that the city should leave the millage rate unchanged. He did say he wanted to the city rather than funding special events. Id like to see us reallocating how spend some of the money from that Id like to see us...reallocate some of that money from subsidizing some of the events themselves but [spent instead on] how we market the city. Some of the property taxes


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 31 Excerpts heard at the June 18, 2013Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesThose will be trimmed prior to 4th of July. City Manager Jim OReilly, Mark Grantham, expressed gratitude for the installation nonetheless. The police do not just hang out and do nothing. They do their job and I think people ought to take that into consideration. at the skate park. City Manager Jim OReilly, about the citys new web site. Beautiful job. Mayor Sam Henderson, about the citys new web site. Gulfport will delay discussion of a proposed ordinance regarding banning fake marijuana until the citys next workshop on August meeting in June. well include corn silk. Stan Kreuter, about the citys proposed fake marijuana law. Mr. Kreuter called himself a child of the 60s and said that, in the realm of real drugs, this aint it. you up. issues as well. proposed fake marijuana laws. It does seem like youre pretty underpaid compared to what Im seeing in the paper. Ward Three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about City Manager Jim OReilly speaking going on right now. cameras on 49th Street about police signage for the Gulfport Neighborhood Center collected in the Waterfront District goes into a special fund, called a Tax and that money can only be spent in the Waterfront District unless the city removes the designation. He also suggested the city spend more money on 49th Street improvements.


32 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 iPad for Beginners Workshop: Thurs., July 25, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to use (& enjoy!) your new technology. Each session is limited to 15 participants. Call 8931073 to reserve your seat for this popular class. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Womens AA Club Suncoast Hospice Bereavement Counseling for Widows & Widowers: Tues., through June 25, 1:30 3:30 pm. Call 727-523-3455 to register (not registering via email). Beginning Digital Camera Workshop: Sat., June 22, 2:00 4:00 pm. Want to have more fun and get better results when using your camera? Cathy Salustri shows you how. Limited to 15 participants, preregister at the Reference Desk or call 727893-1073. Intermediate Digital Camera Workshop: Sat., June 29, 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Completion of Beginning class on June 15 is pre-requisite to attend Intermediate class. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., June 20, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. SponSCORE COUNSELING: Tues., June 25. business professionals the fourth Tuesday schedule an appointment. Community Involvement Consulting: Tuesday, July 2, 9:00 11:00 am. A staff member from Congressman C.W. information and to listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions on the CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS Summer Storytime & Summer Story time Garden Jamboree: Join us every Thursday for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Dont miss our special SS Garden Jamboree on the last Thursday of every month this summer. Sing songs, play instruments & have Garden! Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program for Grades K-5: Painting Garden Pots!: Put your own personal touch on a terracotta pot for your home garden! Wed., June 26, 2 3 pm. vices Librarian, 727-893-1073. Construction Production! : Well be getting our hands dirty and dig into some fun construction site crafts and activities. Wed., July 3, 2 3 pm. Whimsical Wind chimes!: Lets get crafty by making our very own wind chimes to hang from a tree or by a window! Wed., July 10, 2 3 pm. vices Librarian, 727-893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. ask for Cailey or Sheri. Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading Program : Return to Middle Earth: Wed., June 26, 4 6 pm. Come hang out and watch The Hobbit and make your own hobbit terrarium and learn to write your name in elvish. Movie & Ice Cream Halfway Party: Wed., July 3, 4 6 pm. Were celebrating you making it halfway through the summer reading program with cool refreshments Paracord Survival Bracelets: Wanna look rugged this summer? Come learn how to make a paracord bracelet; its the same super durable material used in parachutes and can withstand pretty much anything. Wed., July 10, 4 6 pm. vices Librarian, 727-893-1073.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm ACTIVITIES Open GymGameroom Tues. 6.-9 PROGRAMS 2013 SUMMER PROGRAMOngoing registration continues for the 2013 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Registrations for Gulfport residents and non-residents (30 children max.) are currently being accepted. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Sercall 893-1068. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 345-0679. Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info Mon., 6:45-7:45 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. THE CASINO 9:15-10:30 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. erie at 557-4258. 7:00 p.m. Call Rachel at 419-905-5562. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for 17 years of age or younger MUST have the Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availabilp.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 33 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., June 23, 6-10pm, $7 Voices of Jazz 12-pc. Big Band Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., June 30, 6-10pm, $7 Mondays, July 1 & 22 Hustle Dance Lesson, 7-9pm Mondays, June 24 USA Ballroom Dance 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members Every Tuesday Cha Cha Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Thursday, June 20 & 27 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 Friday, June 28 The Original "IMPACS BAND" Rock & Roll Revival 7-11pm, $10 Adv./$15 at door 727-515-7770 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your June schedule or gulfportseniorfoundation. org Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center page grow and get daily valuable information! The Summer hours for the Center is as follows: Monday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 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. New Easy Tai Chi Class at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 11:00 a.m. SPECIAL EVENTS Two Man Show These two men arent just great performers, but they have really big hearts. Jay will be performing at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center in the dining Hall on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30 p.m. for the very 1st Two Man Show. This event is to support the Senior Center Pantry and those seniors in need, especially in the slow summer months. The price of the ticket is to bring in non-perishable goods to the Center. Room is limited, so get your seat early to see these great performers who were Brighthouse and Mike for sharing your fantastic voices with more information or how your organization can get involved to sponsor, call Gail at 727-893-2237. Stars and Stripes Cookout Lets celebrate Americas independence with a good old fashion cookout. Hamburgers and a few surprises along the way. The event is July 3rd at Noon and Tickets are just $7 or bring a friend at 2 for $10. Proceeds help support the Senior Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tuesday, July 9, 11 and get a great deal on lunch for $2.50! Senior Vision Seminar Wednesday, July 17, 1:30 p.m. Seminar provided by the Healthy Hospice and Caregiving Want to know more about what Hospice does and do you need questions answered? Join Janet Pattison on Thursday, July 21 at 1 p.m. for free info. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. June 28, Hard Rock Casino, Tampa. $20 in free play, Harvest Buffet Bring valid I.D. SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service: Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-togo by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. AARP Driving Classes are offered July 2 & 9 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. $12 for AARP member and $14 for nonmember. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.


34 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG.51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 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? 2242 from 8 a.m. to 1 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, 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 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.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 35 Local ObituariesCUMMINS, RICHARD 61, of 2013, at home. No survivors have come forward. Alife Tribute-Gulfport, 727-347-5521. KIRSCH, GERALD M., 89, of South Pasadena, passed away June 7, 2013. Survivors include gardensanctuaryfunerals.com. STALY, JOHN W., passed away on May 16, 2013 after 88 years of life. Proudly served our country in the Navy and continued to and American Legion throughout his lifetime. He leaves behind his beloved wife Linda Pearson Staly and many dear friends. Celebration of Life services will be held at Andy Anderson American Legion 125, 6440 June 23, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. STULPIN, GEORGE P., 97, of Gulfport, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 13 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Joan. He is survived by his son, George R.; daughters, Sylvia and Barbara; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a structural engineer who spent his career in Chicago. He enjoyed weather. Most of all he loved his June 18th, 10 a.m. at Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.


36 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com No Flood of Ideas Because of the number of properties and Pinellas County in particular, were targeted by a 2012 congressional bill to help pay for the debt of the That, according to the Tampa Bay Times, will lead to insurance rates for older and investor owned properties to rise as much as 25 per cent per year. bad, only 20 per cent or so of the properties affected, there hasn't been either. My biggest question is why there is a problem at all, although I know part of the answer. I'll give the to take the risk on low lying properties problem with that answer is that between 1978 and 2011, according to the Times billion to the fund while the fund shelled out only $3.7 billion. margin although it is over 33 years. Private companies have backed out of the wind damage insurance business too. Wind damage has been way. There was talk of forcing the regulated insurance business to take write auto and home insurance and other liability programs. That may have been too heavy-handed, but wonder whether the insurers fudged the books to force government to step in. Hence, a state run wind fund and Not that there haven't been catastrophes that broke the bank. Hurricane Andrew was the biggie state wide and hurricane Katrina the national bank breaker. Katrina cost the fund $16 billion while Louisianans paid in only $4 in the past 33 years. Almost the reverse of for the shortfall. Doesn't make sense. Senator Mark Rubio voted against the 2012 bill, but concedes that a Bill Nelson voted for the 2012 bill, but concedes that he needs to look at the situation more closely now. Of course, there's another way to look at the situation. Common sense says don't put your property in a place where it can be swept away by water or wind or shaken apart by the Earth. I'm on the water, by the way, and it is kind of stupid. Of course, stupid, too. As for New Orleans, a an area actually below sea level and need dikes to protect them. Didn't work too well last time. On the other hand, people live along the banks of the major rivers like the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and so forth. They an Earthquake fault. The whole MidWest, centered around St. Louis is an Earthquake zone, too. Look at the East Coast. Stuff happens there, from time to time (like now). The idea of insurance is to share the risk. One property is affected by wind, another by water, another by Earthquake, and another by insure and penalizing the rest of the property owners to cover the higher my property insurance costs for a property I owned in Pennsylvania was only one-sixth of what I pay here. Yet, laws have allowed companies to focus narrowly state by state or region by region. Dump the real risks on the government, right? Politicians talk about the need for reform of this system, but so far it appears to be all talk. Of course, privately we could solve our problems by one of two things: move or selfinsure. The last is easier than the do it. What we need are new ground rules for private companies and less talk and more do by government. 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


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38 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 6/7 Drug Call5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary800 Blk Hull St. S. Burglary700 Blk Hull St. S. Disorderly Conduct1000 Blk 49th St. S. Saturday 6/8 Domestic2200 Blk 51st St. S. Disturbance2800 Blk Clinton St. S. DUI6000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disturbance3000 Blk 56th St. S. Domestic2500 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic4900 Blk 8th Ave. S. Sunday 6/9 Domestic5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft5200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Brush Fire3000 Blk 56th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Monday 6/10 Theft5300 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft2700 Blk 54th St. S. Burglary1600 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary5700 Blk 26th Ave. S. Drug Call15th Ave. & 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 26th Ave. S. Tuesday 6/11 Armed Robbery5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Theft5700 Blk 12th Ave. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble700 Blk 59th St. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Injunction Violation6300 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wednesday 6/12 Person Under Inuence600 Blk 54th Way S. Theft4700 Blk Baywood Point Dr. S. Drug Call1800 Blk 54th St. S. Drug Call5600 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Thursday 6/13 Domestic5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk 20th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk 11th Ave. S. Theft1800 Blk 49th St. S. Drug Call3000 Blk 56th St. S. Domestic1400 Blk 59th St. S.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku 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: Police Calls for Service Q: Which area of the city has the most calls for service (police)? A: were established with the goal of each having roughly the same call volume. So the answer is that each zone has a similar number of calls. Of course, the zones zone_map_2012.JPG) illustrates that the three zones east of 58th Street have a greater concentration of calls than the single zone west of 58th Street. which Gulfport Police Department has been using since 2012, he adds is not set up to analyze calls for service by geographic area. Instead, we base our analysis on offenses, and that information is published and updated regularly Gecko Night Fever Coming to Gulfport in August Dust off that polyester leisure suit and shine that disco ball! Gecko 1970s disco era, including the music, the 70s. This year, the Gecko Ball will be held at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Boulevard S.) from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th. The event gets larger and more popular each year, including costumes, over the top dcor, cocktail specials, hors doeuvre, a dinner buffet, silent auctions, and the popular live auction of geckos created by local artists. Dress as a disco diva, or gecko-fy yourself, or try a combination. A costume contest will determine some of the best spin some of the most popular music of the era, perfect for dancing. There will be many other surprises in store, creating what has become known as Gulfports Party of the Year! The Gecko Ball occurs one week prior year, and a portion of proceeds from the two events along with the annual Gecko Pub Crawl to be held August local cause or charity. This years charity will be determined soon. on the Gecko Ball, go to the Gecko per person and will go on sale soon at locations in Gulfport and online at Gecko Ball and Gecko Ball are all sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association. Contact Daniel Hodge 727-366-4086 or dan@igc.org for details. (7 27 ) 32 169 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


40 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntWhy You Should Never Be Late with the Rent Dear Mary: In one of your columns that I read years ago, you recommended paying your rent (or are quick to evict. I just wanted to wish I would have taken that advice to heart. Ive lived in the same house for over three years. I was evicted for being 18 days late, even though this was of time explaining why I would be late. Since he didnt respond, I assumed my explanation for why I would be paying late was acceptable. Instead, he sent me a summons. It ended up costing me $900 in attorney fees and court costs, and it is still costing me because I have my things in storage. Because I have an eviction on my take me as a renter. I am basically homeless. I have since learned that the landlord wanted possession of the house and paid a heavy price to learn about the laws that exist in Missouri, and similarly in all states: 1. You are considered late after the 2. You are considered a late payer even if you pay during the grace period. 3. All that the grace period means is that you wont be charged a late when the grace period runs out. 4. The landlord can report you to the credit bureaus as a late payer for up to seven years even if you have paid on time every other month over a long period of time. 5. Unless you have a lease, a landlord can serve you a 30-day notice to vacate, followed by eviction if you do not comply, just to gain possession of the property, even if you were never late. Im scared to death because I cant ethically I believe what the landlord did was wrong, but legally landlords can do this. I hope you can use this letter to bring a real-life scenario to your readers. -J.K., MO Dear J.K.: My heart is aching as I read your letter, trying to imagine how painful this lesson has been for you. The good thing is that I am certain you will never have to learn it again. I want to encourage you to keep looking and keep applying. You you keep at it and do not give up. Be open and upfront with potential landlords. If you tell them about the reading your credit report, you will have an opportunity to explain what lessons you have learned. Thanks for sharing your experience. I know there are readers right now who are learning from your mistake, and they are grateful. Good luck, and let us know when you get settled.


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42 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Ducks, from front pageduckling at the pond; this is the one I took home to raise. About a month later another Pekin duck was abandoned. After a day or two, it was adopted by the two older Pekins. This is the duck family everyone fell in love with. About a month later, the male and the duckling were snatched. After the snatching, another baby Pekin appeared. Like the one I rescued, it was attached to people and after about a day a fellow rescuer took it in after seeing it had sores on its feet and signs of sunburn on its back. As for the female Pekin, she took up with the two Buffs. Last week, someone left an adult Pekin at the pond. Then I released the two Pekins I raised, one of which was the rescued duckling. Two days later, three Pekins and a Buff were dropped off at the pond... and that is the current state of affairs at the pond. This duck sympathizer is one of at least three homes who provide assistance, nourishment and shelter to orphaned, injured or malnourished Pekin ducks. The duck sympathizer tells the Gabber that the unorganized underground network of duck rescuers takes in orphaned ducks, ducks overtly malnourished, or ducks released into the pond who were not yet old enough to fend for duck guardians keeps the ducks safe and well fed until such time as the ducks can survive on their own at the pond. The source also says that at least one person buys Pekin ducklings and releases them into the pond, and, according to our source, several of these ducks have not fared well on their own. Gulfports duck un-network also takes these ducklings into their homes until the ducks can survive outdoors. and one of its parents disappeared from Tomlinson Park, leaving one Pekin duck in the park. On June 6, Gulfport police answered a call about a suspected duck snatching of that duck; police oversaw the safe return of that duck. Two days later, another Pekin duck this one younger than the two that disappeared the week before appeared at the park. This duck appeared unable to swim and, people who later saw the duck say, had sores on its feet. That duck disappeared later that day, although duck rescuers say she remains in a secure, undisclosed location. One duck rescuer says that the two of June are still missing from the raft, and the Gabber could not match photos of the missing ducks with any current ducks in Tomlinson Park. The fate of these two ducks remains unknown. The Gabbers duck source says they do not believe the people accused of duck snatching (who could not be reached for comment) have a history of duck rescuing. The rescuers have released the majority of the ducks back into the pond, the duck sympathizer says, because in light of recent coverage in the Gabber, they feared the city would charge them with illegally keeping ducks. Whereas Gulfport changed its laws a few years ago to allow for chicken ownership, it does not allow for duck husbandry. The duck sympathizer stresses that the duck underground is not an organized movement. I dont know that were an organized group, the source says were just a group of individuals that have compassion for the animals living in the pond. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 43 District Launches New Academic Planner Pinellas County Schools has help guidance counselors work with students and track their progress, while offering parents more access to their childrens academic planning information. will begin the 2013-2014 school year with a new online academic planning system that will help students plan their path through high school and beyond. Students will start using the program in eighth grade as they plan their high school academics. Counselor Connect, created by locally-based Lighthouse Guidance Systems, incorporates diploma designations for students following the academically-focused scholar pathway as well as the industry Legislature and helps students: plans to align graduation, college and career goals based on future performance in classes on their actual grades to ensure they meet graduation, college admission and scholarship requirements. The interactive online planning system also helps guidance counselors monitor student progress and allows parents to use a messaging feature so they can communicate directly with their students counselor. Counselor Connect will help students work with their parents and guidance counselors to achieve their academic goals, Superintendent Michael A. Grego said. This valuable online resource will empower students to play a much greater role in determining their educational and career paths. Parents will have online access to their childrens plans. Students will be able to update their academic plans to align with their goals at any time in their academic careers.


44 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Iris, Bob and Teresa Manley recently visited Lake Mead, NV. Locals also enjoyed reading the Gabber. 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 with all 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 Register Now for the Junior Guard Program Register now for the Junior Guard Program at The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Aquatic staff will lead participants in a variety of aquatics experiences including paddle boarding, beach guarding and American Red Cross Guard Start. This program is offered for ages 11 and older. There are two sessions scheduled for this summer, June 24th-28th and July 15th-19th. Each session runs Monday through is only $90 for SPB residents and information visit our website at www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264. 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! Attendants, Reassurance Callers, etc. If you have any interest in volunteering for the Center and are 18 years or older, please call Rachel at 893-1231 or stop by the Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 45 Wheres the Tree?By Cathy Salustri Last Thursday, when a tornado made landfall in Gulfport and toppled the most of them had corrected the type of tree. As the tree mutated from oak to cypress to cedar, it also aged. Most nonGabber accounts some as far away as Montana listed the trees age at 200. Pretty impressive for a tree that may or may not have existed in 1920. Town Historian Lynne Brown researched tree for us, and she found this photo of Beach Boulevard and 29th Street, taken in the 1920s. The building on the left is the same building that Castaways occupied until very recently. To its right, another building stands in the spot that looks to be in the same place as Yummys now stands. The photo shows a tall pine tree and a cabbage palm, but no cedar tree. We contacted a local landscape designer who estimated the trees age at roughly 120 years. We will update this story online at TheGabber.com once we get to the root of this disparity. The Gabber would welcome any historical information about this tree. Send it to News@theGabber.com. (7 27 ) 32 169 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport. 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. 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 8932237 or 893-1231 to get on the list. This is provided by Coasts Older Americans Program. Call 727272-7771. 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 of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The program begins September 3, 2013. Call 893-1068.


46 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is the BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program? In the aftermath of the catastrophic April 20, 2010 BP oil spill, BP has relief to individuals and businesses that have been affected. In order to avoid further litigation, BP has agreed to fund the Court-supervised Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program, in order to compensate all those who have suffered economic losses as a direct or indirect result of the oil spill. The current deadline for The Settlement Program was created to include almost every industry with few exceptions. Even if your business is located hundreds of miles inland from the Gulf Coast, you may be eligible for a settlement payment. The only industries that do not qualify are insurance entities, real estate developers and certain oil and gasoline businesses which sell or market BP fuel. Unlike an ordinary lawsuit for damages, this class action settlement does not require a claimant to prove that the defendants negligence was an actual or proximate cause of some harm. BP has agreed that conclusively determining the exact effects of this large-scale disaster on a business-by-business basis would be nearly hopeless. Instead, if trends, your company will qualify for payment. After completing your claim form, if you have a valid claim for the Settlement Program is an analysis statements and tax returns for the years 2007 through 2011. Many clients who thought they did not qualify for a claim where found to be entitled to compensation after a thorough examination of their business records. If no valid claim exists, you will not be liable for payment of any attorney fees. If a claim is found to exist, your to the claims administrator for approval, who will issue a Letter of Determination for your claim in two to three months. After this approval is granted, a payment will be distributed to you two to four months later. In order to ensure that delay, it is highly recommended that than later as the number of claims is expected to surge as the deadline owners assume that their losses must be directly related to the oil spill to qualify for the class action settlement. Simply put, that is not the case. 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.


Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 47 Blue GoldThings come full circle, and it seems, in Gulfport, the key to our future is by honoring our we returned to making our living off the water. Kudos to Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown for realizing that our waterfront isnt living up to its highest and best use. After what felt like an eternity discussing outdoor furniture fabric and the exact geographic location of trash cans at 7:01 p.m. on trash day (it seems like we pay staff to do that, or decided to talk about something that could truly yank our lovely sleepy town into the 21st century: upgrading our marina and capitalizing on our waterfront. I realize Im teetering on the edge of nominating myself president of the just making so much damn sense. Im completely enchanted by her idea for the marina district, marina upgrades, and unifying our waterfront. Im chutzpah to say you know what, we could do a lot better and apoplectic with joy that she presented a plan to do exactly that. When council held its workshop about the marina, she came loaded for bear. She didnt come to talk about little things; she came to talk about an overhaul of our waterfront. Heres what she sees: commerce, people, and preservation. Shes not looking to change things so much it ruins what makes that district cool; her plan would enhance the area. Shes talking about hold onto your hats using our waterfront to our advantage. She wants to take a boat parking lot and dont get me wrong, I love our secure dry storage area and turn it into a boutique hotel and restaurant. Shes talking about consolidating the Lions Club and other buildings that dont enjoy full-time use into one new building on the water and using that existing space for waterfront activities instead of indoor training classes and pancake breakfasts (no disrespect to the pancakes, but Im pretty sure theyd taste just as yummy in another building). She thinks we should connect the marina which will soon allow liveaboards with our downtown so that people can more easily get there and see how awesome the rest of the our town is, too. I said this two weeks ago, but it bears repeating: I love this idea so much I want to creep into its backyard, peer through its window, and watch it sleep. So lets have a real conversation about our marina, shall we? Its a great moneymaker now, but lets talk about how great it could be for everyone. citys coffers with higher slip rent and money spent in the ship store; add a hotel where boaters who cant sleep on their boat can stay and youll see even more boats in the marina for a few days at a time. The Peninsula Inn and Seabreeze Bed and Breakfast are phenomenal, but they dont have enough beds. We dont need high rise resorts, but an extra 20 rooms or so stay booked. Observation tower disguised as a water tower at the marina? Genius. While Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon criticized the water tower as inappropriate, consider that Interstate 75 has historically guaranteed that visitors from the midwest. I guarantee that midwesterners know what a water tower means. The Mayor expressed concerns about ruining the view. Marina district residents have a great view of sailboats, and those few who do have water views will keep them. Im pretty sure that the folks staring at the Lions Club and the boats in dry storage can live with an upgraded view. As for the Coney Island endeavor on the beach? A ferris wheel and merrygo-round on Gulfport beach? Um, legen wait for it DARY. I see it as a vintage experience for people, a chance to recapture their summers on the boardwalk. Who wouldnt love that? Id take it a step further: lets add carnival-style games and a splash park and water slide. Because lets be honest here no one comes to our beach for the pristine waters. We are, as the Chamber president once said to me, a bay beach, which means that locals dont swim in the water because they know better sand. But put a Coney-Island style endeavor there and, hello, jackpot. So, as the good councilwoman said at the workshop, are you still with me? A tiny hotel by the marina, the only waterfront restaurant in Gulfport, a Gulfport-style boardwalk-type playland on the sand, and a bikefriendly path that connects all these things. Lease the property for a hotel and a restaurant and ask for a share of the concessions on the beach. Market our waterfront as an escape to a vintage be having arguments about how to spend the extra money, not whether or not we could afford a kids' librarian. Right now we get lots of press, but we need something more than a heavy dependence on our awesome restaurants, handful of great boutiques, and celebrate-everythingbut-water-bill-day festivals to keep people coming back. We need this. This would be different. It would be awesome. I mean, rolled-in-chocolateand-dipped-in-sprinkles awesome. So what happens next? Nothing. I dont expect any of what she suggested will happen unless you write your councilmembers all of them and tell them you support Councilwoman Browns plan. We need this if we want to stay on the map. Without a host of sprawling resorts or condominium canyons (which we dont want, I think we can all agree), we dont have a large tax base. So we need revenue. Sales tax is good, but isnt enough, but our marina is now and always has been rate. It is a veritable gold mine. Er, blue mine. I say we send in the miners. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. To contact your councilmembers, read this online and look for the link.


48 Gabber June 20 June 26, 2013 Bird on a Hot Tile RoofBy Cathy Salustri Birdie, a young scarlet macaw, took his rst ight Sunday night and landed atop a three-story home bordering Wood Ibis Park. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue sent a ladder truck to reach the young bird. Sunday night, Birdie, a young scarlet macaw, escaped from his Wood Ibiswest end of 27th Street South. Birdies owner, Kent Johansen, called 911. Jim Marenkovic said. Gulfports Engine 17 went to the home and realized Milena said her dad was in the backyard with his friends with the macaw I had the door open and he was in his little basket [inside the cage] and he according to Southern California aviculturist Jerry Jennings. Ms. Johansen said theyd seen signs of Birdie trying out his wings but had yet to see him Mr. Johansen said that in all the confusion Sunday night, he neglected to Tuesday afternoon, Birdie stayed on his cage perch in the Johansens backyard. He climbed onto Ms. Johansens arm and made bird noises at her. She let him snuggle her arm. See Prelude to Pride: Blown by the Wind Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project presents Prelude to Pride: Blown by the Wind on 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. 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.


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