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Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 07-25-2013

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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport

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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00264

Material Information

Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 07-25-2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).

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Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 41066966
lccn - sn 99026784
System ID: UF00089435:00305


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No. 2320 July 25 July 31, 2013 Gulfport Ofcer Plays Santa Claus to Beaten TeenBy Cathy Salustri Last week, a Lealman middle school student who lives in Gulfport reported three fellow students for attempting to sell him marijuana; as a result, those students beat him on the bus ride home. with the family visited them to thank him for trying to do the right thing, according to the publish his name). He brought the family breakfast and, over breakfast he learned that the student needed clothes. According to Lieutenant Mary used his own money and, while off-duty, purchased clothes and brought them to the family. See Santa, page 5Literary Outpost at the Edge of the Arts DistrictBy Cathy Salustri The Little Free Library has been such a great way to meet neighbors and visitors in the area who stop by to pick up books and end up chatting, Zora Gorman, the steward for this Little Free Library at 25th Avenue and 58th Street South in Gulfport, says. Weve had many moments that brought smiles and one that frankly brought tears when I opened the front door and found a bouquet of roses and a lovely note thanking us for building the library a note I treasure.See Outpost, page 8 Painting the TownBy Shelly Wilson Call it part of the local renaissance, the revitalization of St. Petersburg thats been ramping up for the last decade, but art has never been more central to the downtown identity. It spills, it seems, from the once sedate and musty galleries of St. Petes past, into younger, more urban spaces, into hybrid gallery/shops and ultimately, with artists like Sebastian Coolidge, out onto the streets. You may not know Sebastian, the 24-year-old See Murals, page 42 A Slow PACE in Gulfport Despite a slow start, Eco City remains optimisticBy Cathy Salustri When Gulfport city council debated whether or not to allow Energy) to come to town, they heard from people who said Gulfport needed the program and people who said having such a program in Gulfport would hurt homebuyers. Council didnt consider one possibility: no one would take advantage of the program. According to Amy Elliott, the director of sales for the PACE program administrator, Eco City Partners, since the See PACE, page 40

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 3 Learn about Your Camera St. Pete Beach Community Center will hold a three-hour intermediate photography workshop. The workshop will give the complete novice a solid understanding of their compact digital camera, starting with setting basic functions and progressing through the different shooting modes available on each model. It will give participants the fundamental knowledge needed for a lifetimes exploration of photography. The workshop starts at 6 p.m. and costs $10. Participants do not need anything except their camera. Please bring extra batteries or your battery charger; make sure you charge any rechargeable batteries the day of the class. Please call 363-9245 to register for this workshop. Space is limited. Beach Dining Experience Rated #1 The owner's of The Riviera Supper Club on St. Pete Beach received a happy surprise with Trip Advisor's latest ratings; they were rated #1! Some of the comments from diner's included "Amazing food & service", 3 F's Fabulous, Fantastic & Fun", "Love this place", and "5 Star evening". Overall there were 40 comments on the eatery that opened last October. Owner and chef, Kevin O'Malley was delighted, "It's so good to know our customers are happy with our food and the atmosphere. Everything on our internationally inspired menu is fresh and homemade; from the stock we use in our soups and entrees, our large selection of appetizers, to our many one of a kind desserts. Live music was a great addition too! We couldn't be more pleased." The Riviera Supper Club is located at 250 75th Avenue on St. Pete Beach. For information Call 727-367-2582 or log on to www.RivieraSC.com. Toddler Storytime Come to the Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us.

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4 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Post 125 Bowling Tournament 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 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 Legion Post 125, 6440 Fifth Avenue 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, its all for a good cause. Flick and Float Movie Night Bring the family and friends to a movie night at the pool. St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation with All Childrens Hospitals Florida Safe Pools and Safe Kids Coalition 26, 8 p.m. at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 $4 age 13 and up. Floats provided. Flume slide, and diving boards open, lawn chairs welcome. For more information call 893-7440. Gulfport Democrats to Meet St. Pete City Council District 8 Candidate Amy Foster will speak at the meeting of The Gulfport Democratic Club on Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Back Door Theatre Amy will talk about her campaign, and afterward the club will talk about the importance of getting involved with races and causes in the area as To help Gulfport thrive, it is important that we work together with St. Petersburg, and this is a great opportunity to continue building that relationship. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this event, please e-mail info.gulfportdems@gmail.com.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 5 Indoor ~ Air Conditioned Beef Stea k T omatoes Our Specialty! Locally Gro wn Fr esh Fru it & V eggies Santa, from front pageThey were grateful, and I thanked [the student] for doing the right Tuesday morning, Shirley DiBucci, who works for the Gulfport Police and with the Sons of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary Andy Anderson Post 125 also delivered clothes to the teenage boy. Were there to help people, Ms. DiBucci said Tuesday morning. If thats all he needs, we can step up. helped of its own accord and not at his urging. Gulfport Police Lieutenant Mary cares about the community and the folks who live here, Lieutenant Farrand said. The boy lives with extended family in Ward Four. Literary Afternoon at The Blueberry Patch Fourth in an occasional series, the topic will be Henry David Thoreau: Author, Activist and Naturalist. There will be various presentations, readings and biographical history, followed by an open discussion. 3-5 p.m. Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $5. The Blueberry Patch is located at 4923 20th Avenue S. in Gulfport. RSVP welcome at Inktank7777@yahoo. com or 345-6427. Animal Services to Close for In-Service Day Pinellas County Animal Services for an in-service day. The facility will resume regular business hours Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty. org/animalservices, or call 727582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727582-2604.

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6 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Support Gulfport Pirates Football Its that time of year! Football season has started and Gulfports you as a sponsor for the 2013 season. making it to the MFFCC playoffs a huge success! Even bigger, their Mighty Mites cheerleading squad the 2nd place trophy at the Cheer and 12 year olds) brought home the Underarmour 7 on 7 championship! If you would like to sponsor them this year go to www.gulfportpirates. com to download the sponsorship forms. Please complete the forms and return them no later than Monday August 12th. Please make the check payable to: MFFCC c/o Gulfport Pirates. They would also like to invite home game on Saturday, August 24th at Boca Ciega High School at 9 a.m. If you decide to come please let them know the names of the people who will be attending and they can provide complimentary tickets before the game date. Please wear your blue and gold to show your Pirate Pride! Feel free to contact Sophia Dottin at sdottin@gulfportpirates. com and if you get a chance swing Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The kids would love an audience! Beach Volleyball Summer Clinics Do you want to learn beach volleyball from the best? Bevolley Academy has the top professional players in Florida and USA to train you, Paula Roca and Raquel Ferreira. These clinics are great for anyone wanting to learn a new sport, for indoor players making the transition to the sand court and for ages 10-18 years old. Session 1 is 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Session 2 is 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Cost is $130 per player for 8 sessions plus a t-shirt. Clinics are held at the City of Gulfports Volleyball Courts located on beautiful Gulfport Beach. Players must register online at www.bevolleyacademy.com or call 495-6696 / 893-1068 for more information.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 7 Gulfport Recs 201314 School Year Child Care Program Registrations for the 2013-2014 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Monthly fees are $146 for residents and $292 for non-residents. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. p.m. Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and on-line. Please call 8931068 for more information. New Food Co-op Offers Free Membership Top Tomato is now offering customers free membership in the new Food Co-op. Its a great way to reduce food costs, said assistant manager Nancy Hurt. Buying in bulk has been a successful way to save money for years, and now consumers dont have to pay any membership fees to join! Top Tomato has great deals on not only fruits and vegetables, but also meat, poultry and lunch meats. This farmers market style vegetable stand has been open about three months and has added a line of grocery items as well as fresh meats, poultry, dairy and lunchmeat. Our customers talked. We listened. We have most of the things people said they wanted said Hurt. Call 727323-0051 or stop by the store at 501 49th Street S. Start saving today! Learn to Manage the World of Work Hey Teens! Are you looking for ways to impress potential employers? Want to know how to balance a budget once you start making a paycheck? Sign up for the Teen Financial Literacy and Finances & You at Gulfport Public Library. Learn how to build a resume, practice impressing employers with mock interviews and have fun with team building exercises! Plus there will be prizes and food! Registration is required. The workshop is offered in two parts: the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. Gain important help you land the job you want! For more information contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1074.

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8 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Outpost, from front page At the corner of 58th Street and 25th Avenue South, careful observers will notice a box nestled among the lavender plumbago and white crape jasmine blossoms. Inside this box which looks almost like a birdhouse on steroids, a bird mansion, if you will are books. Free Library, one of thousands popping up at the edges of private property and on some public properties across the globe. Little Free Libraries work like this: the steward of the library places books in a weatherproof box. People can borrow the books at will and books for the library. Bill and Zora Gorman, who divide their time between Lutz and Gulfport, built the Little Free Library. When I read about the Little Free Library project, Zora says, I knew our corner was the perfect spot. Every day I watch runners, walkers, bikers, people on their way to work and children on their way to school passing by and I couldnt help but think, I wonder if all these people are too busy to make it to the library but would like a book to read? Little Free Libraries started as tax-exempt Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility. Since then the project has spread from Wisconsin throughout America and around the world. Every continent except for Antarctica now has Little Free Libraries. Im so excited that the news and enthusiasm is spreading, Zora says Dave Mather [the Library Administrator] at the library is a big supporter and is working on more Little Free Libraries for Gulfport. As Zora explains, these small book outposts dont compete with public libraries. In my mind they complement and help promote them along with spreading accessible reading opportunities, she says. The Gormans maintain the library, adding books as needed and making sure the small box stays in good repair. Every Little Free Library even the ones in public places have such a s steward. Google Maps has a listing of every Little Free Library in the world. Other Gulfportians talk about adding such literary outposts. Last week the Gabber ran a City Whys add a Little Free Library to her right of way. Im hearing about plans for more Little Free Libraries to sprout up in Gulfport. Rumors [of] at the marina, at the beach, Zora says. Im delighted. To learn more about starting a Little Free Library, read this story at TheGabber.com and look for the link to LittleFreeLibrary.org. Gateway Christian Clothing Give-away Gateway Christian Center at 4355 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg invites to come to their parking lot on Saturday, August 17th between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for their annual clothing give-away. There will be clothing for men, women, boys and girls and infants. Everything is free but they ask that you bring your own bags. If you have clothings, shoes, etc. that is clean and in good condition that you would like to donate please call 727-327-0771 to make arrangements or bring them with you to one of their services at 10 a.m. to Sundays or 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 9 Donate, Make Appointments at CTK Now Back to School is here! Did you know that more than 53% of all the children in Pinellas County Schools are on the free or reduced lunch program? CTK proudly provides new and gently used clothes to these children so they can go to school and be proud of how they look all free of charge. CTK needs elementary boys and girls and athletic shoes. Please clean out your closets or have a neighborhood clothing drive and help Clothes To Kids build their clothing and shoe inventory for back to school. Families are encouraged to make their shopping appointments now and avoid the back to school rush. Making an appointment is easy. In South County call 727-327-7100 call 727-441-5050. When you donate to CTK, feel comfortable knowing that your donation of clothing or money is being well managed. CTKs program to administrative costs is 86% meaning, for every dollar donated 86 goes towards clothing children in Pinellas County. CTK has been awarded the four star rating from Charity Navigator. organization which provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit our website at www.ClothesToKids.org. In 2012, CTK was awarded a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator. Back to School Health Fair The Elim Seventh-day Adventist Church, Academy, Day Care Center located at 4824 Second Avenue S. in St. Petersburg and a diverse group of community partners are offering free services to everyone attending the Back to School Health Fair, Planting Seeds Toward Better Health on Sunday, August 4th from 1-5 p.m. Local physicians will be providing free school physicals to students be sure to bring immunization records, vision and hearing testing, blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests. A podiatrist will be on hand for free foot care. Operation PAR will be providing the latest in drug prevention education and the be on hand with information about domestic violence. The St. Petersburg Fire Department will be giving away free smoke alarms. There will be a live puppet show for the kids, and so much more! Other partners include Florida Hospital, The Alzheimers Assoc., and Affordable Health Insurance.

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10 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Letters This one's a gem Dear Editor 11, 2013 issue). To Ms. Salustri: I seldom write fan letters, and do not follow anyone on any social network whatsoever, but I thought your article was great. I've emailed it, with attributions, to friends in different parts of the US -and one in Australia. Your comments were funny, touching and true to the spirit of Gulfport. Thank you. Patricia Higgins Bring the spray trucks back Dear Editor: In 2007, I wrote the following letter to the Mayor: I don't know why no one has a mosquito problem but me. We have been in the same house for 37 years in Gulfport. The early years we had the mosquito truck spray each week and we never had mosquitos or 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. slowly began to come back when the city cut back and then stopped spraying. This summer has been unbearable to sit out at any given time. We had out of state guests and we spent a lot of time outdoors in the Gulfport area. They all left with good memories of Gulfport, but badly bitten up by mosquitos. We need the once a week spraying to control or completely rid the city would love to be able to enjoy the outdoors as I did when we were mosquito-free. Here it is 2013 and we still have a problem; every year it gets worse. To solve the problem we all know the trucks spraying once a week will take care of the problem. Why are we not spraying full force to make outdoor living bearable?!Helen Roney Mind/Body Connection at Center The Mind/Body Connection will be presented Wednesday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center by Kathy Lane, Master Life Coach. Kathy will discuss the connection between our thoughts, beliefs and emotions and our health. In this upcoming presentation, Kathy will explain the role our thoughts and beliefs have on our health and how we can rid ourselves of old programming. They will explore how our emotions can become trapped in our bodies, the effect these trapped emotions can have on our health and what can be done to bring the body back in balance. Besides being a master life Health Practitioner and Corporate Life Coach. Previously, she gave presentations at the Gulfport Senior Center on the Law of Attraction, Attracting Relationships and Attracting Prosperity.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 11 Friends of Strays Hosts Birthday Pawty 1-4 p.m. Friends of Strays, the Pinellas County organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets, will host a Big Birthday Pawty, celebrating 35 years of service to the community. The event will also honor the 90th birthday of Friends of Strays To honor the service and vision of Ms. Bomonti, a special fund dedicated to providing spay and neuter services will be established in her name. Said Friends of Strays Executive Director Beverly Passe: Contributors Bomonti, our cofounder, they are helping us carry out her incredible vision to stop the overpopulation of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam. The event will take place at the Friends of Strays Thrift Shoppe, 3660 The proceeds from our Thrift Shoppe provide services to our pets who need it most, said Passe. We hope everyone will join us for our Pawty on Sunday and learn more about us, and about the wonderful animals we care for. Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves our voiceless friends the animals. The event will feature live music, door prizes, hors doeuvres, and Thrift Shoppe specials. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption.Open Call Auditions for Annie Open auditions for all roles in the full-length Broadway musical Annie will take place on Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 6 through adult at Chapel on The Hill Church located at12601 Park Blvd. in Seminole. No experience is necessary and all that sign-up will receive a role in the production; however, for those pursuing and auditioning for a main role please prepare 16 bars of and be prepared to dance and do cold readings from the script. First you will sing Acapella, if you are asked to sing again, you will sing the same song with a CD accompaniment that you provide. Please bring an 8x10 headshot and your resume. Performances of Annie will take place in December at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater in Gulfport. To schedule an audition time please call, 727-481-7359. Walk-ins are welcome, however, scheduled appointments

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12 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 What will Your Legacy Be? On Monday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m., Entrepreneur, Pat Dunham speaks on what you can do today to leave a footprint and make a difference for tomorrow. What will you contribute to your family, community or yourself? How can you make it happen? Learn more at this free workshop at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Tiki Time Luau Hula on over to the Gulfport Senior Center for some tropical fun on Wednesday, August 21 from 1-3 p.m. Hawaiian music, Pupus fantastic Hula dance demonstration. $3. Event to support the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party! The Gulfport Police department will be participating in the 30th Annual National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport. National Night Out 2012 involved 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2013, the 30th anniversary, is expected to be the largest ever. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized has announced that the 30th Annual will culminate on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Give crime and drugs a going away party this year at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport, on Tuesday August 6th starting at 6 p.m. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette 26th at 10 a.m. and learn about how to identify and control non-native invasive plants. Meet Natalie in the pavilion. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive.Fraud Awareness Stetson Elder Law presents Elder Consumer Fraud Awareness on Wednesday, August 7 at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Learn about consumer fraud and scams aimed at older adults, ways to help protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim. You must be a Center member to attend. Sign up today at the Center.Fun for your Brain on Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at the Gulfport Multi-purpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages. You must be a Center member to attend.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 13 Junior Auxiliary Girls Need your Help Auxiliary Girls ask that you let them 27th at 6440 Fifth Avenue S. from 10:30 a.m. till ?. All donations received will go toward the scholarship fund and enable the girls to earn a patch to wear on their uniform sash. They have worked very hard learning about Post and their community. Do you know of a young lady who would be interested in joining? Call the Post at 727-347-6085.

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14 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Voter Registration Deadline Nears for Primary Election Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding residents of St. is the voter registration deadline to vote in the August 27, 2013 City of St. Petersburg Primary Election. Registration is required for new voters by this deadline in order to participate in the election. Anyone who is already registered to vote does not need to re-register. You can register to vote or update your voter information at services. Some public libraries have evening and weekend hours. Address changes from another Florida county made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes may be made by using the Supervisors online address change form, by calling 464-VOTE, or by emailing election@votepinellas. com; include date of birth. Any updates may be made by completing and signing a voter registration application, available at www. votepinellas.com, and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. To request a ballot by mail or for more information, call 727votepinellas.com. For an updated voter registration event list, visit www.votepinellas.com and select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 17 Artists Create Geckos for Charity Auction Seven larger-than-life steel geckos will be the centerpiece of a live as well as a public art installation in Gulfports Waterfront District. Each of the large steel geckos has been reimagined, manipulated and decorated in a variety of media by local artists. The geckos are now on display in locations throughout the Gulfport Waterfront District until Friday, August 23rd and will be up Gecko Ball on Saturday, August 24th at the historic waterfront Gulfport S.). Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the party continues until 11 p.m. Each gecko will be a prized collectors art piece and will authenticity signed by the artist. Initiated with much success four years ago by local artist Owen Pach, the auction is now a part of the tradition of annual Gulfport Geckorelated activities in August and September and has raised several hundred dollars for local art and charities Artists from Gulfport or with ties to Gulfport have volunteered their time and talent to create a gecko. This years artists are Peter Bourgoine, Anne Wenners and Linda Worsham. display at the following Gulfport locations in the weeks leading up to the Gecko Ball: Beach Bazaar Advance bids will also be accepted for geckos at their preview locations. The annual Gecko Ball has become known as Gulfports Party of the Year! This years theme is Gecko Night Fever! evoking the 1970s disco era, including the music, dance 70s. Colorful and fun dcor with a disco and gecko twist will take over the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Admission includes cocktail hour hors doeuvre, a 70s-inspired dinner buffet, full cash bar, drink specials including the infamous Geckotini, commemorative and candid photos for sale, silent auctions and other surprises. Costumes are encouraged but are not mandatory. A costume contest will determine some of the year: a Gecko Queen and her Court will be presented to the assembled Ball-goers. Tickets are $30 each and are available in advance with check or cash at Gulfport Beach Bazaar Blvd.) in Gulfport. Tickets may also be purchased online with a credit or debit card at GulfportMA.com. While they last, tables of eight may be reserved by purchasing as a group in advance. For more information on the Gecko Ball or Artists Gecko Auction, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. The Gecko Ball takes place one week prior to GeckoFest, Gulfports largest street festival of the year, on August 31st, 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Gecko Fest is free and open to all. The Gecko Pub Crawl is another component of Gulfports Gecko-centric activities, this year taking place on Saturday, August 10th. More information is available at GeckoFest.com.

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18 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 This Weeks Solution Support for your Art and Business Get support for your art and business on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Unity of St. Pete, First Ave. N. Come and get support for producing your art and expanding your business. Arts Anonymous and Business Owners Anonymous offer this support. Call Ani at 727-327-3909.Be The Match Registry and Blood Drive Held in Honor of Logan Hooker Logan Hooker has needed blood transfusions to live since he was born. Now almost 3 years old, doctors are planning to give him a new blood system once a compatible bone or stem cell donor is found. To aid in this effort, New Awakenings Salon & Spa, located at 6125 54th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg is hosting a Be The Match registry and blood drive to 6 p.m. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. There is no upper age limit. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. Please visit www.oneblood. org for more information or call Prospective Be The Match registrants must be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old. For further information, visit www. bethematch.org All lifesaving blood donors receive a t-shirt, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening, as well as a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse. New Awakenings Salon & Spa will thank donors by offering half off any service. In addition, all donors who give blood twice 2013 will receive a voucher for a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year! For further details and rules visit www.oneblood.org/outback/.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 19 The Gabs Recently, the longtime owners of Pasadena Produce started carrying more organic produce. We asked some of the staff to tell us about the challenges of selling organic produce alongside conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables.Tera Jarvie, cashier: Selling it is pretty easy because he [Mike, the owner] gets good prices on it. People start asking Whats organic? and I never want people to assume its all organic. Ask us! Mike Karakoudas, owner: Reasonable prices. People think it [organically grown fruits and vegetable] is expensive, and Im trying to give them reasonably priced organic produce. Sal Volpe, Produce Guy keeping everything nice and tidy, making sure everythings fresh. It all goes so quick, so its not that much work. Judy Karakoudas mugs for the camera with her son, Mike. Mike bought the business from his parents over seven years ago. DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG .51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00

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20 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location 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!Thrift Shop Sale First United Methodist Church Gulfport Thrift Shop has weekly sales. They love their return customers. They return because of all the clean, useful, thrifty items they share with you. If you havent stepped inside yet, this is a great month to check them out on Friday and Saturday from 9-12 noon. They are located on 53rd St. S. near 28th Ave. S. See you Friday or Saturday! Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 21 Free Vacation Bible School Paradise Lutheran Church, Treasure Island offers free Vacation Bible School, from August 5-9 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. for children ages 6-10. Contact Sheila at 727360-5737 or ParadiseLuth@verizon. net for more info. Please register by August 1st. St. Albans adds Come As You Are Service St. Albans Episcopal Church will be adding a monthly evening service, CAYA, or Come As Your Are, at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month. Come on in, after the beach, the pool, shopping, working, or whatever! to come dressed casually) of music, / communion) in the style of the Iona Community in Scotland. The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. A dish to share for a potluck supper will be appreciated. Theyll gather in the Parish Hall which was the original worship space for St. Albans. The summer schedule of Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. remains. St. Albans is located at 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach. The Parish Hall is at the corner of 85th Avenue and Boca Ciega Dr. Call 360-8406 or email stalbans@tampabay.rr.com for more information. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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22 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Workshopping History and Gulfports Birthday at Your Museum worry they have plenty of other chances for everyone to get together. Coming 6:30, will take some of the fabulous ideas from the porch party and start to make them real. This is your chance to become a working part of Gulfports history. Thanks in no small part to the suggestions made at the porch party, the Gulfport Historical Society board decided to overhaul the annual birthday bash with a day and a nighttime event. The daytime event will include the traditional birthday celebration with new events while the nighttime celebration will offer a different type of party for the city. At the workshop, the board will look for people to help with both events. Even if you can only give an hour of your time to the birthday bash, please make plans to join the Gulfport Historical Society for the workshop. As President Miki Vaughan reminded everyone at the porch party, the museum belongs to the people of Gulfport and the Society wants to know what the people want to see at their museum, so please give the Society your input on their new Facebook page or via e-mail. Please like the Gulfport Historical Societys new Facebook page at Facebook. com/GulfportHistoricalSociety to learn of upcoming events and opportunities. The Museum docents do not keep regular hours in the summer; however, come September the museum will open with new hours that will make history more accessible to people who work during the day. Hours will include ArtWalk, the Tuesday market, and expanded Saturday hours. As always, the Society welcomes all members. Please contact the Society on Facebook or at admin@gulfporthistoricalsociety.org for more information. Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntCosign a Loan? Never, Ever Dear Mary: About 10 years ago, my daughter cosigned on an automobile loan for a friend. The friend skipped out on payments and left town, so they came after my daughter for payment. All these years later, she still has not paid anything on the loan. Is there a time limit for how long they can keep after her to pay? Is there anything that she can do to get out from under North Carolina Dear Jeanie: I am not an attorney, so I cannot offer any kind of legal advice. That being said, my understanding is that in North Carolina a debt that a car loan) does not have a statute a judgment against the borrower lender has 10 years from that date to try and collect. Even at the end of 10 years, the debt can continue to be reported to the credit bureaus as written off for another seven years, which is just a few notches above bankruptcy on the list of bad things on a credit report. Your daughter should go to AnnualCreditReport.com to order all three of her credit reports, one each from Experian, EquiFax and TransUnion. She is entitled to one free report from each bureau, every 12 months. If a judgment has been show those details, including a date This is a terrible tragedy, and I am so sorry that she has gone through this ordeal. Now, even though you didnt ask, Im going to give you, your daughter and everyone reading this my standard lecture on cosigning for a loan. Do not do it. Never, ever, and I mean under any circumstance. uncle, employer, employee, friend or foe) cannot secure a loan on his or her own, that means the bank sees this person as too risky. So why on earth would you, a nonprofessional person with limited resources, step up and agree to take on a level of risk that even a big bank would not? You shouldnt. Never, ever, which I believe I just said, but I need to keep saying it. If you really want to help, wonderful. Do it. But instead of cosigning on a loan, give him or her the money. You save yourself all that hassle with the lender later. What? You cant afford to do that? Then you cannot afford to cosign, either. Whenever you cosign on a loan, you are entering a legal contract promising the lender that if the borrower defaults, you will gladly pay the loan on his or her behalf no matter how much it is or how long it takes. So, are we clear on this? Never, ever cosign for a loan. Hear?

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24 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Septic & Sewer in Gulfport Q: Ok, so a couple years ago at a city council meeting, they were talking A: I am unaware of any homes within the City of Gulfport that are not says. Adult Coed Volleyball League Begins New adult coed volleyball league play begins Wednesday, August 21 Gather with your friends and family for a fun and social experience. Register for the new adult volleyball through Wednesday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Parks 1400 19th Street N., Building A. Registration is by team only and on a six players, minimum of two females and a minimum of three males per team. $200 league team fees apply. For mail in registration, include managers contact information, team name, and sport. In addition, an ADVANTAGE Member card is needed; city residents pay $15 annually, all others pay either $38/season or $125/annual. Visa, Mastercard, cash, checks and money orders payable to the City of St. Petersburg. For information contact Tracy Roy at 727-892-5223 or visit www. stpeteparksrec.org/adult-leagues. html. 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 at their Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 2nd. For more information please call Carolyn DeFreitas at 727-674-3484 or email candj81388@ yahoo.com. The St. Petersburg Womans Club which is celebrating 100 years of the General Federation Of Womans 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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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 25 Operation A Gift for Learning Kicks Off!By Bob Newcomb Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is a campaign to provide much needed back-to-school supplies for the kids at Gulfport Elementary School. The area-wide effort is called Operation A Gift for Learning, and will run from now until opening day of the keep sending contributions). Businesses, professionals and individual citizens are being asked to contribute whatever they can to provide school supplies to children at Gulfport Elementary School, many of whom fall into a below the poverty level category. Coordination the most needed supplies using their tremendous buying power. In fact, suppliers are providing matching contributions. In most years the teaching staff has had to buy many of these supplies out of their own pockets. According to Tony Spinney who with Christine Gallagher is an owner of Its amazing what $5 will buy when youre buying at lowest possible cost and suppliers are kicking in all kinds of extras to the cause. When we were involved in a similar campaign in Orlando, teachers couldnt believe how much we delivered to the kids for the money we collected. Any contribution will gladly be accepted at The Gulport Area Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport, FL 33707 or at the new The Cell Phone outlet at 5014 Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport, FL 33707. Checks should be made payable to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce for accounting purposes. Any contributor who requests it will receive a full accounting of the use of all funds collected. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the students and staff of our elementary school. Dollars received will go a long way through the buying power of the local branch of a huge volume supplier to Bob Newcomb at the Chamber, Theres no way to get a bigger bang for a buck than in giving to Operation A Gift for Learning. 2013-2014 TotTime Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting preregistrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The program begins September 3, 2013. Call 893-1068.

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26 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 By Holiday Mathis A six-pointed star is lining up in the heavens, a planet at each of its points. Bonds of peace will be formed, especially between those who consider this: When members of different communities carry out an interaction, each abiding by their own rules, the result is a clash in expectations. In order to cooperate, people must remember that the other person might be operating from completely different guidelines. Adjust accordingly. LEO human. You easily forgive others, but when theyre your own mistakes, you have a hard time shrugging them off. You know you should forgive yourself, and yet somehow that doesnt stave off cringe-inducing, late-night memory recall. Stop being cruel to yourself. Find the grace within you. This week is for moving on. VIRGO are ready to respond to the need of the moment. All the work youve done has brought you to where you are now, but you dont have to craft a showcase for yourself or plan how youre going to play your cards. Your valor, wit, ability, strength, talent and humor will be triggered by the situation at hand. LIBRA or not you are married, being around married people could be stressful for you this week. Marital closeness sometimes leads to bickering that can be awkward for outsiders. You will have the best time with people you dont know well, but who happen to share one of your most prevalent interests. SCORPIO ago you learned that ignoring your internal warning system never leads to anything good. Thats why once person who triggered it will not be able to win your trust no matter how triggering person will try hard this SAGITTARIUS Elevated dopamine levels can do the darnedest thing to brain chemistry, which is why love -or more precisely, that particular kind of affection known as infatuation -tends to induce an irrational frame of mind. You may have to forgive odd behavior to the lunacy of love. CAPRICORN Avoid explanations, especially about why something is funny, good, tasteful, fascinating, worthy of respect or desirous. Having to explain why something is any of those things is proof that they are indeed none of those things. Shun hype of all kinds. Take your lead from the honest responses of people. AQUARIUS When you were about 8, you learned why it doesnt help your social life to talk nonstop and only about yourself. Unfortunately, youll have to deal with adults who havent learned the lesson yet, but the way you handle the situation will make a hero of you in someones eyes. PISCES At times, youve been hurt by the disapproval of others. But it only takes one person to heal that old hurt. The one you like to be around is an enabler of your many selves -someone who accepts you and makes you feel free to experiment, grow and become new again and again. This is the way to love and be loved. ARIES rule dictates that if you must know someones health, wealth or creed, the directly. There are some things best researched in a roundabout manner. Youll show impressive social grace this week when you follow this and other guidelines of savvy connecting. TAURUS to be amused, and your optimism will attract amusements. The week provides many opportunities to relax, forget about the image youre projecting and just be yourself with your friends and loved ones. Lots of laughter happens as a result -the kind that bonds, heals and sets relationships on a good course. GEMINI cant sculpt a sunbeam or bottle a rainbow. Or can you? Youll manage to do a few impossible things this week, which will get you wondering what else could be accomplished if you were to strike the word impossible from your vocabulary. Fortune favors and delights you on Monday and Saturday. CANCER week your role is class clown, and the classroom youll be working is the world at large. If something is hard to only brings it to light, but also brings levity and even laughter to the scene. Tragedy plus time equals comedy. Of course, dont forget the time part of the equation. This Week's Birthdays : Because you take the time for friends, they will take the time for you. But this is not a quid pro quo situation. Its more because you are able to give a rich quality of attention and true feeling to others in the time you dedicate to them. August is your chance to get in on the bottom level of what will become a successful endeavor. A person who needed your support will in turn support you in October. The growth of your family is good for all in December. Professional advancement Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Mike & Sherry Karaoke Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna Karaoke Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Starting 8/1/13 Karaoke by Mike Furman Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Open Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woodie, Music for listening & dancing schedule

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 27 New for August Summer still sizzles at the Gulfport Senior Center with new additions of fun and interactive events for Senior Center members coming up in August. Laugh, Smile & Re-Energize will be on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. with the 1st class on Monday, August 5th. The Coffee Club is the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. with the next meeting on Thursday, August 8th. They will start celebrating everyones birthday in August with Birthday Party at the Senior Center on the third Tuesday of every starting August 20th sponsored by Wellcare. Challenge your mind and have fun during The Puzzle Pages Party on the second Friday of every other month at 11 a.m. beginning August 9th! Check out all their monthly classes, programs and events at www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org website.

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28 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Get Ready for the Best You Ever Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness challenge and it will be most intense and most rewarding workout you have ever experienced. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness incorporates a high-intensity interval training program that focuses on high-intensity anaerobic exercise, coupled with lower-intensity rest periods. These short yet intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, increased strength and muscularity, improved glucose metabolism, and extreme fat burning. In addition to strength and incorporates a fun and light group atmosphere for all who participate or experience. Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 at Gulfport Recreation Center. is Tuesday, August 20th. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727550-7185 for more information.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 29 2013-2014 VPK Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting Vouchers for the 2013-2014 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The program begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Please call 893-1068. Yacht Club offers Hurricane Presentation Boca Ciega Yacht Club will present Hurricanes: Decision Making Factors for Home and Boat Owners on Thursday, August 8th, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and soft drinks will be provided. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is located at 4600 Tifton Drive Street, turn left on Del Rio Way just before reaching the bay, then drive east four blocks). Hurricanes are complex and erratic, making personal decisions ferocity makes informed choices a requirement for residents of the Tampa Bay area. The Power Point presentation includes an overview in basic terms of hurricane winds and storm surge, how to regard forecast information, a thorough history of storms that have affected Tampa Bay and how that knowledge helps us prepare for the next storm, and how to interpret the threat of a storm for our localities. This program aims to help participants make two key decisions: hurricane? When do I need to get them done? Included is a short pre-show of fascinating hurricane satellite images. The facility will have fans running and windows open. No AC. Dress comfortably please.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 31 Hospice and Caregiving Want to know more about was Hospice does and do you need Pattison from Suncoast Hospice free information at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5502 27th Ave. S.A Way to Enjoy the Dog Days Animal Services offers cool discounts during the Dog Days of August. Pinellas County Animal Services celebrates the month of August by offering a reduced adoption fee of $25 on shelter dogs and cats. The low cost adoption fee includes medical check-up, spaying/ neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm testing and feline leukemia testing and microchipping. As part of the celebration, $5 rabies vaccinations with the purchase of a required license will be available for pets each Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty. org/animalservices, or call 727-5822600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727582-2604.Education Workshops Free to Homebuyers For those thinking about buying a home but unsure of where to start, a series of free homebuyer education workshops is a good place to begin. The workshops are being offered on August 10 and September 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, 600 Cleveland Street, Suite 800, Clearwater. Attendees will learn the basics of the home buying process, including helpful resource information on down payment assistance and homes for sale. The workshop is especially helpful for those who are working with a lender and need a homebuyer owned a home before and are considering a new purchase. Course materials from NeighborWorks America will be available for purchase by check or cash. The books feature comprehensive materials, helpful in navigating the home buying process. The cost is $17. Those who complete the class will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. The class size is limited so those interested should call 727-464-8210 pinellascounty.org to register. The workshop is sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County and the Pinellas Community Housing Foundation. End of Summer Reading Program Party Come celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a performance from the one and only at 7 p.m.! Hes performed around the country and on the Late Show with David Letterman and hes sure to put on great show for us at Gulfport Public Library! For more information contact Cailey, youth services librarian, at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 893-1074.

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34 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Local ObituariesBAILEY, JACK KENT "JK", 90, of Gulfport, FL died on his 90th birthday at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he moved to Florida from Noblesville, IN in 1993 where he retired as a partner with Warner Truck Body Co. He also worked for Indiana Bell Phone Co. for many of WWII. He enjoyed tennis and was a member of So. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Estella; son, Drake Kent Bailey of Marlinton, WVA; daughter, Lee Bailey Sides of Roswell, NM; and two sisters, Bernice Boots Shake of Ogden, IN, and Mildred Mickey Rowe of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his brother, Conrad Earl Bailey and sister, Ruth Louise Toole. Interment will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL.CARPENTER, GERALDINE, 89, of South Pasadena, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at home surrounded by her family and friends. She retired here from Chicago, IL. She will be missed by her loving family. A Life Tribute. COLE, MARY W., of The Allegro/ 1, 2013. Born in Murfreesboro, TN, daughter of Loutie Burt and Richard Bate Womack. Her husband of 25 years, Thomas R. Cole died in 2003. She is survived by her loving son, Cullen E. Baker III; and loving daughter, Bette B. Madison; and three precious grandchildren; and four great-grand children. Mary Cole spent her early years on her family's farm in Murfreesboro, TN, property that now is occupied by the Women's dormitories at Middle Tennessee State University. She graduated from Ward Belmont College Nashville, TN, and attended the University of Georgia where she was selected as Georgia Bulldogs. She was a member of Tri-Delta sorority. Mary was an experienced horsewoman as a young lady and showed Tennessee Walking Horses, winning best in show on many occasions. After moving from Rancho Viejo, TX, she enjoyed a happy life in Vina del Mar, on St. Pete Beach for many years. In sent to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. The family also wishes to thank all the friends who gave comfort and care to her, especially Hospice Suncoast. Memorial services are to be conducted by Revered Gigi Conner at St. Alban's Episcopal on Saturday, August 3, at 1 pm. Please join us for a reception to follow. Beach Memorial Chapel. EIDEL, MARY K., of South Pasadena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Mary raised her son, Kenneth and had a long career as the assistant to the President of Bank Leumi in New York City. She was devoted to her family, provided for her son, and nurtured her granddaughter, whom she adored. Mary also had a strong belief in justice, equality, and fair play that was evident in everything she did throughout her entire life. She traveled extensively over the years, visiting Israel, England, Italy, Mexico, and many other places. Mary thoroughly enjoyed her retirement years swimming, going to the theater, and taking trips with her family and friends. She is survived by her son; her granddaughter, Hallie Eidel; sister, Isabelle Mayo; brother, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at the Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, at 2201 Dr. M.L.King St. North, St. Petersburg 2 p.m. Services to follow at 2 p.m. made to the Alzheimer's Association, donate.asp). Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www. andersonmcqueen.com. MCKENNA, GREG A., 48, of survived by his loving family and Oldsmar, FL, 813-855-2439. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and August program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road August 6, Boating Safety August 13, Piloting Your Boat Part A August 20, and Piloting Your Boat Part B August 27. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes at 360-4846. Huge Used Book Sale The St. Pete Beach Library will have a super-sized big Used Book Sale, Saturday, August 10, 8 to 11 a.m. in the Library parking lot at 353 73rd Avenue, hosted by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds will go toward the planned Library expansion and renovation. The Library is reducing its collection to make room for new books, CDs and DVDs, and will have great books available in several genres. Included biography, large print and childrens books, Prices for the withdrawn library books will be 25 cents each or 10 for $2. In addition, the Friends Book Store will have a major sale of selected hardbacks at 50% off, paperbacks from 25 cents, vintage antique collectible books, National Geographic magazines, CDs and VHS tapes. The Librarys approximate $2 million-plus major expansion and renovation project will see the current 8,200 square feet morph into about 11,500 square feet. With pro bono plans from architect and former Mayor Ward Friszolowski of Harvard 3,300-square-foot addition with a new entrance lobby and 75-capacity Community Room, expanded parking and a complete interior renovation. Plan to come early for the best selection of titles at bargain prices!

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 35 P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek Laugh, Smile and Re-energize! Turn that frown upside down with this new activity. The Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. is offering Laugh, Smile & Re-energize on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. Classes begin August 5th. Come out to catch the very contagious laughter bug and experience the awesome power of laughter. Nows your chance to the best medicine! You must be a registered Senior Center member to attend. For more information, call 727-893-1231. Gecko Pub Crawl Heralds Gecko Season in Gulfport The Sixth Annual Gecko Pub Crawl kicking off this years Gecko Season in Gulfport. The Pub Crawl will be held Saturday, August 10th, 5 to 9 p.m. The Fifth Annual Gecko Ball on August 24th and the 13th Annual Gecko Fest street festival on August 31st round out the growing slate of Gecko fun for the season, celebrating Gulfports favorite reptile! This year, pub crawlers will be able to enjoy a beverage at six Gulfport locations for one $20 ticket. Participating businesses this year OMaddys, Saltys and T & Me Tea Co, all located within easy walking distance in the Gulfport Waterfront Arts District. Drink offerings vary at each venue and no substitutions will be available. An After Party will be feature drawings for prizes donated by local restaurants, inns and other businesses. New this year: a Poker Run will add to the evenings festivities. Crawlers will be dealt a free card from a Crawl Ambassador at each participating location and each card will be recorded on the Crawl ticket. Up to three extra cards may also be checking in with the ticket prior to the 9:15 deadline. The grand prize will be a two-night stay at the Sirata Beach Resort, awarded to the crawler with best Poker hand. In the event of a tie, a high card draw will determine the grand prize winner. The Poker Run award and prize drawings will be held at 9:30 p.m. Participants must be present to win. Tickets are available in advance at these Gulfport businesses: Beach Bazaar, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, and Coutured. Tickets will also be available during the hours of the Pub Crawl at each participating location. Only cash or checks will be accepted for ticket sales. For more information, contact Biff Lagan at 305-923-1803 or biffcop@ gmail.com. For more information on each of Gulfports Gecko-related festivities, go to www.geckofest.com or www.gulfportma.com. The Gecko Pub Crawl, the Gecko Ball and Gecko Fest are all sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association. A portion of proceeds from all installation of additional public art in the Gulfport Waterfront District, as well as the donation of equipment to Gulfport Little League and supplies for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry.

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36 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Pigeon Holing AmericansBesides the overt, opportunistic, non-factual race baiting of and President Obama, few things are more absurd, even comical, than the underlying separatist movement action legislation, which, while qualify for something. The apex of the absurdity centered around Elizabeth Warren, now a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, who, on the basis of family stories, declared that she was part Native garnered some favored treatment or maybe even scholarship money on her rise in the academic world. While the latter was denied, the fact is she did declare herself part of the minority. Why? It must have some importance. The importance must be in the necessity of grouping citizens instead of treating them as individuals. Much easier to politicize by dealing with "them vs. us" instead of singular individuals. So, we have the laughable nationality as in Italian-American, African-American, Irish-American, German-America,CroatianAmerican,Serbian-American, Haitian-Ameican, and so on ad absurdum. The vast majority haven't a clue about their ancestral home and wouldn't want to live there anyway. Yes, we do celebrate St. Patrick's Day where everyone pretends to be Irish so they can drink green beer and party all night. We observe Columbus Day in a tribute to a discoverer, not necessarily his country. By the way, he was born in Italy, but explored for Spain and died there. Also, many groups retain "old country" traditions and heritages. We also, at least in the last 10 to 15 years, observe Cinco de Mayo the 5th of May as a Mexican heritage day although it observes a French occupiers of Mexico and is more a party day for the general U.S. population. These are links, not identities. The fact is, if we go back far enough, we're all mixed breeds, or as animal Mongols). It's fun to mess around in ancestry, but the commonality is America, not some other country. Only the politicians could have taken the issue and tried to ply some leverage out of our backgrounds. many, one), it's out of one, many. Easier to manipulate politically. When once integration was sought, it is now dis-integration. Us against them. Fortress us. Circle the wagons. Don't be a part of the system. Be apart from the system. Create your own system within the system. True, there are differences. Differences in skin color, hair color, eye color, mannerism, hand gestures, speech patterns and accents, and even differences in cultures within America and within those so-called cultures. However, don't real leaders emphasize the common ground and not the differences? 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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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Hot dogs every day 11-5 p.m. $1. All you can eat spaghetti & meatballs every Wednesday 6-8 p.m. NEW! Trivia night Wednesdays, Music, dinner served 6-8 p.m. Auxiliary meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please join us and share your ideas. Legionnaire meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Sons of American Legion meetings are the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All members are welcome. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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38 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 7/12 Person Under Inuence5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. DUI5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Drug Call5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Domestic2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise4899 Blk Newton Ave. S. Saturday 7/13 Vandalism3000 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Keep the Peace5800 Blk 24th Ave. S. Burglary5800 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Sunday 7/14 Burglary Residence5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5000 Blk 18th Ave. S. Theft5600 Blk 28th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Domestic2700 Blk 49th St. S. Monday 7/15 Burglary Residence5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Vandalism5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble57th St. & 27th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Tuesday 7/16 Noise1900 Blk 53rd St. S. Drug Call56th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5800 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)56th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Wednesday 7/17 Stolen Vehicle5100 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Dellette Ave. S. Thursday 7/18 Person Under Inuence5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle5300 Blk 51st St. S. Theft2400 Blk 56th St. S. Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 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 St. Pete Beach: Bed Tax Q: How much of the citys revenue comes from the bed tax? A: State law mandates that the city cannot directly receive bed tax A portion goes to fund the county match for beach nourishment so the city has no cost in those efforts. Otherwise, the main value to the city for the majority of the tax is the promotional budget for the Convention destination, he says. Sa ve Big! 80 50An y T hursda y in A ugust

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40 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Back to School InfoOnline back to school guide offers information for families An online back to school guide has been compiled and is posted on the districts website: www.pcsb.org. Created with families in mind, the guide includes information on transportation, immunizations, breakfast and lunch programs and more. The Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs and Franklin Templeton Investments will hold their annual "Stuff the Bus" Back to School Supply Drive from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Largo Mall. A Pinellas County School Bus will be stationed in the parking lot of the mall at 10500 Ulmerton Rd., near the Target store, to collect the donated supplies. Requested donations include backpacks in gender-neutral designs; pens and pencils; spiral-bound notebooks and composition books; loose-leaf notebook paper; 1-inch binders; crayons and colored pencils; pocket folders; rulers; and erasers. Fair to provide health screenings, registration help and other important services 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Pinellas County Schools Student Assignment staff will be on hand to assist families with the school registration process. The event will feature free health screenings and school physicals for children. Free immunizations will also be provided for a limited number of children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Legal guardians must be present and bring to receive free backpacks loaded with school supplies. For more information, jlspcarefair@gmail.com. PACE, from front pagecity approved her company as an administrator, two property owners applied for funding. Eco City could not approve either application, she said, adding that she could not disclose the names of the applicants. Applicants must meet certain criteria, including current payment of property taxes for the past three years and equity in their property. Were not trying to put people more in debt, she said Tuesday afternoon. equity. PACE, available to commercial property owners in Gulfport, allows property owners to borrow money for environmentally intelligent improvements, such as solar water heating, insulated windows, or lower use appliances. The improvements must pay for themselves in cost savings over the term of the loan and the loan, unlike others, stays with the property if the owner sells or abandons the property and mortgage. The loan also takes precedence over mortgages, something that raised eyebrows not only with former Vice Mayor Dave Hastings but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac threatened to redline, or refuse to loan money, properties in towns that allowed the PACE program. Elliott said that an ECONWest study showed that PACE participants had a lower rate of mortgage default than other borrowers. In addition, Eco City maintains a loan loss reserve, a pool of money to cover losses should a borrower walk away from a property and the loan. To allay these concerns, Eco City uses an open market model for PACE. This means that Eco City will work with any bank and will require the mortgage holders consent before writing a PACE loan. The other two models, warehouse and bond models, have different requirements. The warehouse model draws funding from a pool of money that comes from various sources, while the bond models fund the loans with municipal or private bonds. Despite careful measures, Eco City, now in its fourth year, has yet to write a PACE loan. Elliott told the Gabber she believed a lack of exposure has hurt the program locally. She estimates, based on county records, that just over 50 Gulfport businesses would meet Eco Citys criteria for PACE. Elliott remains optimistic and says that with more exposure, businesses will take advantage of the program. She stressed that building a program would take time; Eco City remains undeterred. She also said that although only property owners could take advantage of the loan, long-term tenants could ask landlords to make improvements using PACE funding. Eco City serves as the program administrator and bills itself as an energy consultant, directing property owners to the appropriate vendor. Eco City uses local vendors as well as others. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation regulates the contractors Eco City uses. Vendors include Wind Water Energy, a St. Pete Beach-based business owned by Gene Overmeyer. Eco City makes its money off the payments every year. A $10,000 loan would gross Eco City $250 at the loans inception; if the property owner paid $1,000 every year, Eco City would make $25 a year on the loan. Eco Citys annual report lists Mitymo Designs, a St. Petersburg company Eppley), West Palm Beach-based Wallander), and Elliotts company, Celadon Solutions LLC, as principals in Eco City, although state records show Celadon as inactive. To learn more about PACE, visit EcoCityPartners.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 41 Register Now for the Afterschool Program at The Community CenterST. PETE BEACH This school year The City of St. Pete Beach will be offering afterschool care for The program is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and includes homework time, snack, sports, crafts, games, and more. Transportation is provided from Azalea Elementary and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. The program runs every school day from the end of the school day to 6 p.m.The cost is only $150 per month. Additional child discounts and weekly rates are also available. Register now at the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727363-9245 for more information. 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 summer schedule of luncheons is one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays menu dumplings), served with bacon or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome. CareFest Seeks Volunteers Volunteers are needed for various home repair projects, painting, mowing, weeding, yard work and cleanups throughout St. Petersburg neighborhoods on Saturday, September 28, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Somebody Cares Tampa Bay under the umbrella of CareFest USA, the annual week of compassionrelated activities culminates with a day of service that gives back to the organizations. CareFest activities are part of St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Fosters I Active in Neighborhoods), to help disseminate and support effective, the city and throughout the year. The citys Community Services Department is spearheading the day of service in St. Petersburg. To learn more, visit www.carefestusa.com and click on Get Involved, Search for a Project, then St. Petersburg. For volunteer information, contact Aubri Shauger-Haley, Community Services, 727-892-5141, or Chris Cahall, CareFest St. Pete Co-Chair, 727-743-5695. Senior Center Summer Hours The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center has new summer hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. -7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes are still available at the Senior Center. Wii Bowling on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Italian Class for Beginners on Tuesday at 6 p.m., Italian Dance Practice on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and Card Games on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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42 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Murals, from front pageenigmatic artist with the calm, dark eyes. But if youve wandered downtown in the last year, youve seen his mark. On First Avenue North, a gawky length of a building to squeeze an orange. A few blocks east, on Central Avenue, animals ride bicycles: a cat, a pair of insects and, most improbably, anonymous scarlet lips spread across the roof, visible only to birds and lowThere is not a common aesthetic thread in Sebastians designs; you cannot always place the artist, or organic for a self-taught artist. Often, however, his is thoughtful work, provocative, with a certain jocular mischief. Some of Sebastians pieces vex conservative eyes: here and there a virtual window might reveal breasts or genitalia inside a classical portrait; at least one mural has been quickly covered. Its hard to believe, given the emphatic nature of Sebastians art, this was not originally his ambition. Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, he drew from an early age, but like most of us, there was no clear occupational direction. Still, he will tell you: there was always inspiration, the call of something bigger. Since I was really little, he says in his soft, sometimes halting voice, I would always think that there was something I was supposed to do that was going to be really big one day in my life. It wasnt until very recently that I realized that it was supposed to be through artistic means. Artistic means is more than painting, to Sebastian. He also designs clothing, explaining that the murals started as a way to advertise his designs, a passion that started in high school. Sebastian was a bit of a renegade artist, not always invited to paint walls where he found them, or could convince the owner to take a chance. Youd probably just trust me to try a mural, he says with a shrug, if you didnt have to pay for it. And I really started doing the bigger murals to advertise my clothing. Its an experience people see, and then they want. This circular process has made Sebastian a sought-after mural artist in his own right. People respond to his work, to its diversity of style, from the Dali-esque surreality to more hauntingly deco compositions a la Tamara de Lempicka, both favorites of his. He likes commissions, of course, but there is sometimes tension between what someone wants him to paint and what he is moved to create. Sebastian to paint the inside of his NY Caf on west Central Avenue, he admits he had something very different in mind for the mural. The result is a time-warped New York City streetscape, dominated by a to town on a NY Caf sub. how far out of the box people will go from their original idea, Sebastian admits. I just read that as hard as I can, and I get right on that line, and I just do the very minimum of their idea I can do, and still have them want me to do their picture.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 43 What may sound like artistic hubris is a balance that many artists who work commercially struggle to strike. In the end, he says, why did you contact me for my art, if you dont want me to do my art? Spiering, with his lifelong connection to the arts, agrees. In Sebastian, he hired an artist, not a painter and, he says, Im not going to tell an artist what to do. Still, thats not to say that creativity is not a collaborative thing for Sebastian. Being an artist having a creative impetus is, to him, communion with a much bigger story. All I really have is what I leave behind, he says, when it comes down to it. Its all anyone has. As far back as you can think of, is all the knowledge Ive been given for art, so I have all of that. And I have to be the next phase, me and everyone else making art. People a thousand years from now will have our stuff to look at, and to build off of. Its just one big thing. Im not separate; Im part of that. Thats our history. In many ways, a new chapter of St. Petersburg history emerges from the wave of young artists like Sebastian Coolidge. I think the creativity of St. Pete has gone up in general, along with the art. People are becoming more open-minded, slowly, and all of that, he says, just works together. See more of Sebastian Coolidges work on display at The Bends, 919 First Avenue North, through August 2nd. 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. When you open your heart and your home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them you foster hope. Call the Eckerd Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.

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44 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Beach Legion Supports Troops The members of the American Legion Long Key Post 305, St. Pete Beach, recently donated $3,000.00 to St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops program. Commander John Bell presented the check to St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops President Mike Finnerty and Vice President Terri Finnerty at the Legions Memorial Day Ceremony. Check out Gulfport Womens Center Gulfport Womens Center will meet on Sunday, August 11th at 5 p.m. at 2810 Upton Street S. Get 327-9119. German for Beginners Come and join us! This will be a comprehensive language class for beginner learners. Taught by a trained native speaker, you will become acquainted with basics of the German language in everyday situations. Their exercises will help you each week to practice German while having fun with fellow students. They will develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class will be held at Gulfport recreation center on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. This is an 8 class session The cost is $80 for the session or $12 drop in per class. Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus.scholar@gmail.com to register or for more information. SHINE to Answer your Medicare Questions The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior third Tuesday by appointment only. Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing oneon-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, appointment, please call 893-2237 or 893-1231.

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46 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How to Make Sure that Decisions will be Made in your Best Interest In making decisions about potential sources of funding for health care, you should consider certain "protective services." These become important if you ever become unable to handle your own affairs, due to physical or mental incapacity. Unless proper legal action is taken in advance, your family may be unable to act on your behalf should the need arise. PROBLEMS WITH JOINT OWNERSHIP legal authority to another person. For example, you might simply add your daughter's name to your account, thinking you've solved various estate such as avoiding probate or ensuring you will be taken care of. But joint ownership may not solve some problems, and could even create others. First, the joint owner may be able to withdraw 100% of the assets held in joint name. Second, both joint owners' signatures are usually required anyway to sell or liquidate assets. In addition, your assets may become subject to claims by your children's creditors. REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS One strategy you should consider is establishing a revocable living trust, which would hold title to your assets. Such a trust not only offers estate planning advantages, such as avoiding probate, but also ensures that a trustee would handle your incapacity. the only thing to consider in the event of incapacity. You may need someone else to step in and make personal decisions regarding your health care or the maintenance of property you own. In addition, a trust may not be appropriate, depending on the amount of assets you own. Since joint ownership is obviously not the ideal solution and trust may not be for everyone, are there other ways to plan for the possibility of you incapacity? Generally, there are three other ways you can give legal authority to another person: Guardianship Conservatorship Durable power of attorney Of these three, the most effective is a durable power of attorney. In our next article, we will take a look at how these legal transfers of control and decision-making work and which method would be best for your situation. 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.Spectacular Senior; Helen LeporeGrow old along with me! The best is yet to be, Robert Browning Every month, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center elects a senior citizen of the what makes these distinguished men and ladies so spectacular. Helen Lepore, 84 Hometown: Plainville, Connecticut Current Home: St. Petersburg, 43 years Career: CNA Family: She is widowed with three children and four grandchildren. What do you consider your best moment? Sara. I am crying just thinking of this moment because of my husband and how working. She has been a joy then and ever since. What advice would you give young people starting out on their own? Do what you want to do in order to be happy at what you are working at, not what somebody tells you to do.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 47 By Matthew Margolis Warm Weather Pests Summer brings outdoor fun, and animals love nature and warm weather. But the season isnt without its headaches -namely, pests that can affect your pets health, both short term and long term. A number of emails recently have inquired about dogs that still eat their normal fare but experience weight loss. That could be caused by a lot of things, but one things certain: Any pooch that eats what it normally eats and suddenly starts losing weight needs to see the veterinarian. This is a sure sign that something is wrong. For example, unexplained weight loss is one of the symptoms of heartworm by a parasitic worm that infests the pulmonary arteries after the dog has been bitten by a mosquito that has previously bitten an infected dog. The disease is life threatening and must be treated promptly. Other signs of an infected dog include coughing after physical exertion and labored breathing. You can protect your dog by avoiding exposure to mosquitoes, which is virtually impossible if your dog goes outside and mosquitoes are in season. So the best protection is preventive medication for heartworm, which can only be administered if your dog has not been infected. Unfortunately, there is no protection against the West Nile virus, also carried by the pesky mosquito. Its best to keep your pet indoors at sunset and during the early evening hours, when those disease-laden pests are hunting for blood. There are more kittens and puppies this time of year, and both species need to start their basic vaccinations at about 6 to 8 weeks of age. Followups continue every four to six weeks until the pet reaches about 4 months of age. Until that time, dogs and cats are not protected from some of the more prominent and serious diseases: cats from upper respiratory diseases and feline distemper, and dogs from distemper and parvovirus. The length of time required for shots that fully protect your pet is one of the reasons I object to taking little ones to dog parks and group classes when they are too young, not to mention their vulnerability to older dogs that may be aggressive toward other animals. Internal and external parasites are problems for both dogs and cats, disease and cause serious allergic reactions. Fleas also transmit internal parasites. So what can you do about these pests? First, inspect your pet regularly. Look beneath the fur to the skin your pet from head to toe. Fleas are sneaky little devils, and there is more than one variety. Some prefer ears. Others lurk in armpits. And when you come searching for them, they scatter so rapidly that you may miss them if you are not persistent. If your pet is scratching frantically or digging into his skin ferociously with his teeth, you can be sure you have a problem that needs tending. There protection. Ask your veterinarian about the best solution for your pets. Embedded ticks must be removed immediately and disposed of, and this is no easy task. You may want your vet to handle this. Ticks cause blood loss and eventually anemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other blood diseases. Among the most common today is Lyme disease. Once any and all pests have been removed from your dog or cat, you must treat your home with a thorough cleaning and the use of an appropriate, nontoxic pesticide. Disinfect all areas, including your pets bedding. If your home is infested, a professional exterminator may be the best choice. If you like BIG cats, Simba might be a great addition to your home. This gentle orange fellow weighs about 20 lb. He adores his humans and sleeps on the pillow next to his foster Mom. Simba must not know that he is a big guy as he is scared of other male cats. To keep Simba happy, he should be the only male feline in the household. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 727-481-5262 to learn more about meeting handsome Simba. Check out more SOS felines at www.saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays SPCA Pet of the WeekMeet Phila! This 11 month old kitten is one of our many fosters up for adoption! Phila is currently living with one of our foster families while she waits to be adopted. Because of her foster home she has learned how to live with cats and dogs! This sweet girl is quick to look for attention and will tell you she happy with lots of purrs. She also is a Hemingway cat! This means she has extra toes on all four paws. Call or stop by today to set up a meet and greet with this wonderful kitten! 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo, SPCATampaBay.org.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 49 EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 25 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973.LAMBERTS MAINTENANCEAll Around Carpenter. 25yrs. Experience. All Phases of Home Improvements. Free Estimates. 727-239-6250. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response we Answer the Phone. References. Insured/Licensed #CCC1330056. Call 813-361-9935 Local. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

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50 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. WALL PAPER REMOVAL-Neat, Clean, Reasonable. Free Estimates. Call Tom at 727-3432702. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. PINELLAS SERVICES, LLC.Complete Tree Service, No Job Too Big or Small. Fast Service, Free Estimates. Licensed, Insured. 727526-3302, 727-418-2547. ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199 or 727-3471123. DAVIS LAWN SERVICEPrompt, Professional Courteous. Residential/Commercial Lawn Maintenance. Free Estimates, Old Fashioned Work Ethic.Better Service, Better Prices! 727460-0327. www.davislawnservice.vpweb.com Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Plumbing PLUMBING REMODEL SERVICERemodel, Repair, Faucet, Heater, Toilets. Lic# CFC58081 APRIMESOURCE Services. 727-253-9231 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Painting

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 51 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Miscellaneous Service YOU SHOULD BE SHOT!Bring the family...and the dog. Affordable 1/2 hour & 1-hour portrait sessions with Tropical Focus Photography at your favorite Gulfport spot. Bob@TropicalFocus.com 727-871-9402.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. RECREATION LEADER City of Gulfport. Immediate part-time evening position for the Teen Night Program. Education/experience preferred in education, physical education or related eld. Knowledge of recreational activities including games, arts & crafts and sports. Graduation from an accredited high school and must be 18+ years of age. Entry $10.259/ hr. Background, drug screening and physical will be conducted. Position open untilled lled. Applications accepted at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E. FRONT DESKFor Beach Resort. P/T. Weekends Required. 727-367-5696 ext.0 DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-888567-4853.HVAC SERVICE TECHF/T St. Pete. We are a Successful HVAC company that prides itself on a very high standard of customer satisfaction. We are looking for an experienced, professional service tech to join our team. We will provide uniforms and a vehicle. If you think you have what were looking for, please forward your resume via fax at 727-289-2511 or email to jnewton623@gmail. com. Eligible applicants should have a Clean driving/criminal record. Minimum of 2yrs. Experience in the eld, Own hand tools. Be Available for evening/weekends service calls. Be a Team Player. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TECHNICIANImmediate opening available! We are looking for an energetic and experienced customer service professional with a strong background in accounting. Position is responsible for the processing of city utility and marina customer billing. Must be procient in Word, Excel and all aspects of cashiering procedures. Min. req. High School Diploma along with four (4) years of customer service experience, of which two (2) years must have been served within a supervisory or lead worker capacity. Prior experience in municipal utility billing is highly desired. Entry: $13.09/Hr. Background, drug screen and physical will be conducted. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., or via fax at 727-893-1026. E.O.E. HANDYMAN/JANITORIAL-4hrs a day, Mon., Wed., & Fri. 48 unit Condominium Complex. (Everything outside). Call 727-360-1000. 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2000. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 1999 AUDI A6204K, Cold Air, Loaded. $6,000. 609-204-3002, 860-995-0330. 2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN2 Panel Doors, Runs great, cold A/C, New paint & interior carpet. $1500 OBO 727-289-3893 2006 16X7 ENCLOSED TRAILERDouble Axle, White, Double Rear Door & Side Door. New Ladder Racks, Excellent Condition. $3500 o.b.o. 216-536-4727. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $425MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-5640831. Furniture/Appliances NEW LG DRYER-with Censor and Steam dry. $850. 727-350-3746. MUST TAKE ALL FREE FURNITURETo anyone who will come and take it ALL: 1 triple dresser brown, 1 tall dresser white, 1 yellow sofa bed couch, 1 white rattan desk with chair, 2 blue chairs with 2 stools, 1 dining room table w/6 chairs, 1 wooden headboard, 2 end tables, 1 kitchen stool, 1 large working organ, 36 color TV and TV stand. Contact Annie @ 727-743-7355. 5 PIECE WOOD DINETTE SET-$40. 32 Samsung HD TV. $75. Dan Bury 8pc Light house set $50.Tree Trimmer (new) $10. 727-7769739. WASHER KENMORE PORTABLE-Heavy duty (like New) $179. Refrigerator (small) Magic Chef LG for Camper or Ofce $75. 3 Piece White Wicker/Wood set w/Cushions $125. Sofa, Leather Charcoal in Color (like new) $125. Juiceman 2 Juicer (like new) $75. 727-345-3798 No Answer leave Message. WESTINGHOUSE 40 FLAT SCREEN TV$100. 727-202-6455. BAR STOOLS, COUNTER HEIGHT-Swivel, Beige fabric, gold tone metal. 2 for $50. obo 727-458-4782. General BOOK STORE CLOSEDFor vacation July 23-Sept 3rd. Gone shin! Small Adventures Bookshop in Gulfport. ART, FRAMED, RED SOX FANS-Curse of the Bambino $300. obo. 727-458-4782. Plumbing Help Wanted Automotive

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52 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Musical Instruments LOWREY ORGAN-with base pedals. Walnut nish, good Condition $399. 727-350-3746 Pets/Animals LOVE DOGS?You Can Become A Groomer. Flexible Class Schedule PT/FT Easy Qualifying School Loan. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation: Approved for Veteran Training. Start Any Available Tuesday. Go To Work and Fall in Love. 866-517-9546. www.academyofanimalarts.com Grooming workshop Saturday August 10th 11:00am. FREE KITTENS TO A GOOD HOME727906-2851. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Darryl Fake, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Extreme Cleaning & More located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. July 25, 2013. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicle on the dates listed below, at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 8/13/13, 11:00 A.M. 2005 Ford F150. 1FTPX12585NB17943 BIG SALE SATURDAY ONLY!-Power Tools, Craftsman Toolbox, Antiques, Ceramics, Household Items, Cape Cod Dishes, Plus size Womans Clothing, and Lots More! 5613 Newton Ave. S. Saturday only 8am.-2pm. SATURDAY 9AM.-1PM-6665 10th Ave. N. Everything Must Go! 4923 TANGERINE AVE S.-Friday Only. 8am.12:00. Kitchen & Household Items, Girls Clothes (size 7-12). Girls room Decor. Metal Wall art, Desk, Lamps, Nic/Nacs, Antique Organ/Sewing Machine $45. and Tons of Misc. 3503 58TH AVE. N.-(Mobile Manor #8). Thurs. thru Sun. Jewelry, Toddler Furniture, Big Variety! SATURDAY 7/27 RAIN DATE SUNDAY9AM4PM. 2838 Clinton St S. Twin Bedroom Set, A/C Goodman 3.5Ton, Ikea Love Seat, Ofce Chair, Shelving Unit, Household, Microwave, Plants, Prints, Speakers. HUGE YARD SALEAntiques, China, Clothes, Old Cameras, Baby Items, Books, All Kinds of Stuff! Saturday 7-3p.m. 700 Hull St. S., Gulfport. (Corner of 7th & Hull) CLOSING OUT PATS SHOPK8 49er Flea Market. 10525 49th St. N. Saturday & Sunday 8:30-1p.m. Banks, Books, Dolls, Houseware, Tapes, Tupperware & Much More. HUGE SALE SATURDAY 8-?6501 62nd St. N. PP, 33781. HUGE RUMMAGE SALE-First United Methodist Church 212 3rd St.N. in Downtown St. Petersburg. 8am 2pmFriday 8/2 Saturday 8/3 Last Hour of Sale, 1p.m.-2pm. Fill a Bag for a Buck! Lunch Available 11:30-1:00pm. both days. 1830 58TH ST. S.Friday & Saturday 8:303:30p.m. 2-Family, Plants, Clothes, Household & Decorative Items. Lost & Found LOST FEMALE CATLong hair, black calico. 5200 block of 17th Ave. S. Last seen Wednesday 7/17. Answers to Miss Kitty. Small 12 Year old. 727-643-3514. LOST PUPPY-8 month old Female Sally. Lost Vicinity of 49th St. & 14th Ave. Medium Height/Friendly. Shepard/Pit mix. Red Collar with her Name. Golden color, Black on tail, White patch on chest. Call Ross The Lawn Mower Man 727-320-6535. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. L.B. General Yard/Garage Sale Card of Thanks SATURDAY 9-35701 12th Ave. S. Every thing but the kitchen sink. Baby items, like new, womens brand name clothes, household items. Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. L.B. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful interces sor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my as sistance. Help me in my present urgent peti tion. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. L.B. POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 con secutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately af ter the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. L. B. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over come All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. L.B.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 53 MOTEL/APTS.-$250/Wkly Includes Everything. Swimming Pool, Quiet, Very Clean, No Deposit. Across from Water on St. Pete Bch. 727-410-6599. DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1BR plus enclosed porch. Tile thru-out. Freshly painted. $700/mo. plus $600 security. Includes W/S/G. Call 727452-5942. QUAINT EFF. WITH-Private Entrance, Laundry on Premise, Direct TV, Gated Private Yard. Walking Distance to Marina and Shops. $500/ Mo. plus 1st/last 954-270-4882. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.PASADENA BEAUTYChateaux Tower Great View from this lovely 1BR/1.5BA Condo. All Amenities, clubroom, pool, covered parking. Annual, No Pets, $800/ Mo. MARCOUX REALTY, 727-347-1535, 727360-9494. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028 54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Premesis, Off Street Parking, W/S/G Included. References Required. $500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0602. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-Cable & Water. Covered Parking, Barclay, Clubhouse, 4 Heated Pools. $700/Mo. 1yr. lease. No Pets/Smoking. 727-856-5847 or 727-871-9952. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Housekeeper/Secretary Possible live-in. 727289-3588. FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED-2BR/1BA Duplex. CH/A, Nice, Quiet, Ample Parking. Near Bear Creek Elementary. $750/Mo. +Security. Water Included. No Smoking 727-343-7343. WATERFRONT COTTAGESArt District, 1 & 2BRs, beautifully furnished w/cable TV and Internet plus hot tub, laundry, patio & BBQ. $900-1300/Mo & electric. Short Term, 727345-4060. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Newly Refurbished. 2007 54th St. S. $650/Mo. Includes Water. Annual Lease, 1st & Security. 727-3459620 NEAR STETSON LAW SCHOOLRight Next Door, 2BR/1BA/1CG, Den, Screened Porch, Freshly Painted, New Carpeting, Close to Beaches, Shopping, $895/Mo 727-345-7036. LARGE 1BR/1BAAlley Unit, Recently Updated, Near Stetson. $600/Mo., $600 Dep. Non-Smoking, No Pets, Background Credit Check Required. 727-482-4677. CLEAN 2BR/1BA/1CG-Large Fenced Yard, Screened Patio, Ceiling Fans, W/D hook-up. 1st, Security, Background check. 727-3453564. Beautiful N. St. Pete. SEVERAL FAMILY READY HOMES-for Rent, 2, 3 & 4BRs. All have W/D hookups. Reasonable Rents, 1st and Last to Move in. Section 8 ok. Newly Painted, Clean. Most with Yards. Small Pet Ok with Deposit. Call for Appt. 727565-5565. GULFPORT STUDIO APT.$625/Mo. & Electric. W/S/G included. Small private yard. Nice quiet neighborhood. Background Check. 216536-4727. TREASURE ISLAND YACHT CLUB-Condo, Unfurnished, Large 1BR/1.5BA, Renovated. Cable/Water Included. W/D. $850/Mo. Yearly Lease. Small Pet Considered. 727-343-5500 After 4:30pm. GULFPORT MARINA2BR/1BA, Kitchen rights, furnished, separate entry, parking, fenced. $750/Mo. 727-328-0244. 2BR/1BA BLOCK HOME-14th Ave. S & 52nd. Large Screened Porch, New Paint, Hook-ups. Available Sept. $795/Mo. plus Deposit. Text or Call 727-642-6049. 1BR/1.5BA CONDO850sf. With 2 patios on 7th fairway Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. W/Dh hookups, carport, storage, freshly painted. Great for Stetson Students! $850/Mo. Call Carl Boake, 727-239-1300. Furnished Rentals TOWN SHORES GULFPORT-Penthouse. Great Waterfront view from Balcony. 2BR/2BA, Washer/Dryer in Condo. Under Bldg. Parking. 727-347-9690 or 727-543-8139. GULFPORT 2BR APT.$650/Mo. 1 Mos. Security. Background Check. St. Pete 2BR House, Sell or Rent. $600/Mo. or $35,000. 727-321-1793, 727-502-7530. Vacation Rentals WATERFRONT GULFPORT MARINAHouse 2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished, Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vacation, Weekly or Monthly. 727-328-0203. Open House TOWN SHORES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 5980 Shore Blvd. S. Diplomat #309. 1BR/1-1/2BA. Deluxe. Move-in Ready. Partially Furnished. Asking $129,900. Susan Wagner, CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY 727-384-1288 Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale (727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830Advertising@theGabber.comtheG a b b e r Since 1968Any Business Any BudgetBusiness Classified Ads as low as $15.00 Real Estate / Service Guide from $15.00 Business Feature Story $250 Service Business Card $31.25 Display Advertising from $51.60 per issueServing the Community Every Thursday Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget.

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54 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 2/2 WATERFRONT CONDO 2nd Floor, T.S. Fairfax, pet friendly, new wood oors, paint & windows. Covered parking. $105,000. Call 727-289-3893. MOBILE HOME LARGE DOUBLEWIDE 2/2 Possible. Most Private Location, New Electrical & Plumbing, Some Other Repairs Needed. Asking $9,870 (Negotiable) Call 727-347-3555 for Appt. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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No. 2320 July 25 July 31, 2013 Gulfport Ofcer Plays Santa Claus to Beaten TeenBy Cathy Salustri Last week, a Lealman middle school student who lives in Gulfport reported three fellow students for attempting to sell him marijuana; as a result, those students beat him on the bus ride home. with the family visited them to thank him for trying to do the right thing, according to the publish his name). He brought the family breakfast and, over breakfast he learned that the student needed clothes. According to Lieutenant Mary used his own money and, while off-duty, purchased clothes and brought them to the family. See Santa, page 5Literary Outpost at the Edge of the Arts DistrictBy Cathy Salustri The Little Free Library has been such a great way to meet neighbors and visitors in the area who stop by to pick up books and end up chatting, Zora Gorman, the steward for this Little Free Library at 25th Avenue and 58th Street South in Gulfport, says. Weve had many moments that brought smiles and one that frankly brought tears when I opened the front door and found a bouquet of roses and a lovely note thanking us for building the library a note I treasure.See Outpost, page 8 Painting the TownBy Shelly Wilson Call it part of the local renaissance, the revitalization of St. Petersburg thats been ramping up for the last decade, but art has never been more central to the downtown identity. It spills, it seems, from the once sedate and musty galleries of St. Petes past, into younger, more urban spaces, into hybrid gallery/shops and ultimately, with artists like Sebastian Coolidge, out onto the streets. You may not know Sebastian, the 24-year-old See Murals, page 42 A Slow PACE in Gulfport Despite a slow start, Eco City remains optimisticBy Cathy Salustri When Gulfport city council debated whether or not to allow Energy) to come to town, they heard from people who said Gulfport needed the program and people who said having such a program in Gulfport would hurt homebuyers. Council didnt consider one possibility: no one would take advantage of the program. According to Amy Elliott, the director of sales for the PACE program administrator, Eco City Partners, since the See PACE, page 40

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 3 Learn about Your Camera St. Pete Beach Community Center will hold a three-hour intermediate photography workshop. The workshop will give the complete novice a solid understanding of their compact digital camera, starting with setting basic functions and progressing through the different shooting modes available on each model. It will give participants the fundamental knowledge needed for a lifetimes exploration of photography. The workshop starts at 6 p.m. and costs $10. Participants do not need anything except their camera. Please bring extra batteries or your battery charger; make sure you charge any rechargeable batteries the day of the class. Please call 363-9245 to register for this workshop. Space is limited. Beach Dining Experience Rated #1 The owner's of The Riviera Supper Club on St. Pete Beach received a happy surprise with Trip Advisor's latest ratings; they were rated #1! Some of the comments from diner's included "Amazing food & service", 3 F's Fabulous, Fantastic & Fun", "Love this place", and "5 Star evening". Overall there were 40 comments on the eatery that opened last October. Owner and chef, Kevin O'Malley was delighted, "It's so good to know our customers are happy with our food and the atmosphere. Everything on our internationally inspired menu is fresh and homemade; from the stock we use in our soups and entrees, our large selection of appetizers, to our many one of a kind desserts. Live music was a great addition too! We couldn't be more pleased." The Riviera Supper Club is located at 250 75th Avenue on St. Pete Beach. For information Call 727-367-2582 or log on to www.RivieraSC.com. Toddler Storytime Come to the Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us.

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4 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Post 125 Bowling Tournament 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 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 Legion Post 125, 6440 Fifth Avenue 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, its all for a good cause. Flick and Float Movie Night Bring the family and friends to a movie night at the pool. St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation with All Childrens Hospitals Florida Safe Pools and Safe Kids Coalition 26, 8 p.m. at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 $4 age 13 and up. Floats provided. Flume slide, and diving boards open, lawn chairs welcome. For more information call 893-7440. Gulfport Democrats to Meet St. Pete City Council District 8 Candidate Amy Foster will speak at the meeting of The Gulfport Democratic Club on Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m. at the Back Door Theatre Amy will talk about her campaign, and afterward the club will talk about the importance of getting involved with races and causes in the area as To help Gulfport thrive, it is important that we work together with St. Petersburg, and this is a great opportunity to continue building that relationship. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this event, please e-mail info.gulfportdems@gmail.com.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 5 Indoor ~ Air Conditioned Beef Steak Tomatoes Our Specialty! Locally Gro wn Fresh Fru it & Veggies Santa, from front pageThey were grateful, and I thanked [the student] for doing the right Tuesday morning, Shirley DiBucci, who works for the Gulfport Police and with the Sons of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary Andy Anderson Post 125 also delivered clothes to the teenage boy. Were there to help people, Ms. DiBucci said Tuesday morning. If thats all he needs, we can step up. helped of its own accord and not at his urging. Gulfport Police Lieutenant Mary cares about the community and the folks who live here, Lieutenant Farrand said. The boy lives with extended family in Ward Four. Literary Afternoon at The Blueberry Patch Fourth in an occasional series, the topic will be Henry David Thoreau: Author, Activist and Naturalist. There will be various presentations, readings and biographical history, followed by an open discussion. 3-5 p.m. Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $5. The Blueberry Patch is located at 4923 20th Avenue S. in Gulfport. RSVP welcome at Inktank7777@yahoo. com or 345-6427. Animal Services to Close for In-Service Day Pinellas County Animal Services for an in-service day. The facility will resume regular business hours Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty. org/animalservices, or call 727582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727582-2604.

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6 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Support Gulfport Pirates Football Its that time of year! Football season has started and Gulfports you as a sponsor for the 2013 season. making it to the MFFCC playoffs a huge success! Even bigger, their Mighty Mites cheerleading squad the 2nd place trophy at the Cheer and 12 year olds) brought home the Underarmour 7 on 7 championship! If you would like to sponsor them this year go to www.gulfportpirates. com to download the sponsorship forms. Please complete the forms and return them no later than Monday August 12th. Please make the check payable to: MFFCC c/o Gulfport Pirates. They would also like to invite home game on Saturday, August 24th at Boca Ciega High School at 9 a.m. If you decide to come please let them know the names of the people who will be attending and they can provide complimentary tickets before the game date. Please wear your blue and gold to show your Pirate Pride! Feel free to contact Sophia Dottin at sdottin@gulfportpirates. com and if you get a chance swing Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The kids would love an audience! Beach Volleyball Summer Clinics Do you want to learn beach volleyball from the best? Bevolley Academy has the top professional players in Florida and USA to train you, Paula Roca and Raquel Ferreira. These clinics are great for anyone wanting to learn a new sport, for indoor players making the transition to the sand court and for ages 10-18 years old. Session 1 is 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Session 2 is 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Cost is $130 per player for 8 sessions plus a t-shirt. Clinics are held at the City of Gulfports Volleyball Courts located on beautiful Gulfport Beach. Players must register online at www.bevolleyacademy.com or call 495-6696 / 893-1068 for more information.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 7 Gulfport Recs 201314 School Year Child Care Program Registrations for the 2013-2014 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Monthly fees are $146 for residents and $292 for non-residents. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. p.m. Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and on-line. Please call 8931068 for more information. New Food Co-op Offers Free Membership Top Tomato is now offering customers free membership in the new Food Co-op. Its a great way to reduce food costs, said assistant manager Nancy Hurt. Buying in bulk has been a successful way to save money for years, and now consumers dont have to pay any membership fees to join! Top Tomato has great deals on not only fruits and vegetables, but also meat, poultry and lunch meats. This farmers market style vegetable stand has been open about three months and has added a line of grocery items as well as fresh meats, poultry, dairy and lunchmeat. Our customers talked. We listened. We have most of the things people said they wanted said Hurt. Call 727323-0051 or stop by the store at 501 49th Street S. Start saving today! Learn to Manage the World of Work Hey Teens! Are you looking for ways to impress potential employers? Want to know how to balance a budget once you start making a paycheck? Sign up for the Teen Financial Literacy and Finances & You at Gulfport Public Library. Learn how to build a resume, practice impressing employers with mock interviews and have fun with team building exercises! Plus there will be prizes and food! Registration is required. The workshop is offered in two parts: the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. Gain important help you land the job you want! For more information contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1074.

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8 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Outpost, from front page At the corner of 58th Street and 25th Avenue South, careful observers will notice a box nestled among the lavender plumbago and white crape jasmine blossoms. Inside this box which looks almost like a birdhouse on steroids, a bird mansion, if you will are books. Free Library, one of thousands popping up at the edges of private property and on some public properties across the globe. Little Free Libraries work like this: the steward of the library places books in a weatherproof box. People can borrow the books at will and books for the library. Bill and Zora Gorman, who divide their time between Lutz and Gulfport, built the Little Free Library. When I read about the Little Free Library project, Zora says, I knew our corner was the perfect spot. Every day I watch runners, walkers, bikers, people on their way to work and children on their way to school passing by and I couldnt help but think, I wonder if all these people are too busy to make it to the library but would like a book to read? Little Free Libraries started as tax-exempt Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility. Since then the project has spread from Wisconsin throughout America and around the world. Every continent except for Antarctica now has Little Free Libraries. Im so excited that the news and enthusiasm is spreading, Zora says Dave Mather [the Library Administrator] at the library is a big supporter and is working on more Little Free Libraries for Gulfport. As Zora explains, these small book outposts dont compete with public libraries. In my mind they complement and help promote them along with spreading accessible reading opportunities, she says. The Gormans maintain the library, adding books as needed and making sure the small box stays in good repair. Every Little Free Library even the ones in public places have such a s steward. Google Maps has a listing of every Little Free Library in the world. Other Gulfportians talk about adding such literary outposts. Last week the Gabber ran a City Whys add a Little Free Library to her right of way. Im hearing about plans for more Little Free Libraries to sprout up in Gulfport. Rumors [of] at the marina, at the beach, Zora says. Im delighted. To learn more about starting a Little Free Library, read this story at TheGabber.com and look for the link to LittleFreeLibrary.org. Gateway Christian Clothing Give-away Gateway Christian Center at 4355 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg invites to come to their parking lot on Saturday, August 17th between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for their annual clothing give-away. There will be clothing for men, women, boys and girls and infants. Everything is free but they ask that you bring your own bags. If you have clothings, shoes, etc. that is clean and in good condition that you would like to donate please call 727-327-0771 to make arrangements or bring them with you to one of their services at 10 a.m. to Sundays or 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 9 Donate, Make Appointments at CTK Now Back to School is here! Did you know that more than 53% of all the children in Pinellas County Schools are on the free or reduced lunch program? CTK proudly provides new and gently used clothes to these children so they can go to school and be proud of how they look all free of charge. CTK needs elementary boys and girls and athletic shoes. Please clean out your closets or have a neighborhood clothing drive and help Clothes To Kids build their clothing and shoe inventory for back to school. Families are encouraged to make their shopping appointments now and avoid the back to school rush. Making an appointment is easy. In South County call 727-327-7100 call 727-441-5050. When you donate to CTK, feel comfortable knowing that your donation of clothing or money is being well managed. CTKs program to administrative costs is 86% meaning, for every dollar donated 86 goes towards clothing children in Pinellas County. CTK has been awarded the four star rating from Charity Navigator. organization which provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit our website at www.ClothesToKids.org. In 2012, CTK was awarded a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator. Back to School Health Fair The Elim Seventh-day Adventist Church, Academy, Day Care Center located at 4824 Second Avenue S. in St. Petersburg and a diverse group of community partners are offering free services to everyone attending the Back to School Health Fair, Planting Seeds Toward Better Health on Sunday, August 4th from 1-5 p.m. Local physicians will be providing free school physicals to students be sure to bring immunization records, vision and hearing testing, blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests. A podiatrist will be on hand for free foot care. Operation PAR will be providing the latest in drug prevention education and the be on hand with information about domestic violence. The St. Petersburg Fire Department will be giving away free smoke alarms. There will be a live puppet show for the kids, and so much more! Other partners include Florida Hospital, The Alzheimers Assoc., and Affordable Health Insurance.

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10 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Letters This one's a gem Dear Editor 11, 2013 issue). To Ms. Salustri: I seldom write fan letters, and do not follow anyone on any social network whatsoever, but I thought your article was great. I've emailed it, with attributions, to friends in different parts of the US -and one in Australia. Your comments were funny, touching and true to the spirit of Gulfport. Thank you. Patricia Higgins Bring the spray trucks back Dear Editor: In 2007, I wrote the following letter to the Mayor: I don't know why no one has a mosquito problem but me. We have been in the same house for 37 years in Gulfport. The early years we had the mosquito truck spray each week and we never had mosquitos or 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. slowly began to come back when the city cut back and then stopped spraying. This summer has been unbearable to sit out at any given time. We had out of state guests and we spent a lot of time outdoors in the Gulfport area. They all left with good memories of Gulfport, but badly bitten up by mosquitos. We need the once a week spraying to control or completely rid the city would love to be able to enjoy the outdoors as I did when we were mosquito-free. Here it is 2013 and we still have a problem; every year it gets worse. To solve the problem we all know the trucks spraying once a week will take care of the problem. Why are we not spraying full force to make outdoor living bearable?!Helen Roney Mind/Body Connection at Center The Mind/Body Connection will be presented Wednesday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center by Kathy Lane, Master Life Coach. Kathy will discuss the connection between our thoughts, beliefs and emotions and our health. In this upcoming presentation, Kathy will explain the role our thoughts and beliefs have on our health and how we can rid ourselves of old programming. They will explore how our emotions can become trapped in our bodies, the effect these trapped emotions can have on our health and what can be done to bring the body back in balance. Besides being a master life Health Practitioner and Corporate Life Coach. Previously, she gave presentations at the Gulfport Senior Center on the Law of Attraction, Attracting Relationships and Attracting Prosperity.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 11 Friends of Strays Hosts Birthday Pawty 1-4 p.m. Friends of Strays, the Pinellas County organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless pets, will host a Big Birthday Pawty, celebrating 35 years of service to the community. The event will also honor the 90th birthday of Friends of Strays To honor the service and vision of Ms. Bomonti, a special fund dedicated to providing spay and neuter services will be established in her name. Said Friends of Strays Executive Director Beverly Passe: Contributors Bomonti, our cofounder, they are helping us carry out her incredible vision to stop the overpopulation of homeless cats and dogs who are abandoned and left to roam. The event will take place at the Friends of Strays Thrift Shoppe, 3660 The proceeds from our Thrift Shoppe provide services to our pets who need it most, said Passe. We hope everyone will join us for our Pawty on Sunday and learn more about us, and about the wonderful animals we care for. Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves our voiceless friends the animals. The event will feature live music, door prizes, hors doeuvres, and Thrift Shoppe specials. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption.Open Call Auditions for Annie Open auditions for all roles in the full-length Broadway musical Annie will take place on Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 6 through adult at Chapel on The Hill Church located at12601 Park Blvd. in Seminole. No experience is necessary and all that sign-up will receive a role in the production; however, for those pursuing and auditioning for a main role please prepare 16 bars of and be prepared to dance and do cold readings from the script. First you will sing Acapella, if you are asked to sing again, you will sing the same song with a CD accompaniment that you provide. Please bring an 8x10 headshot and your resume. Performances of Annie will take place in December at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater in Gulfport. To schedule an audition time please call, 727-481-7359. Walk-ins are welcome, however, scheduled appointments

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12 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 What will Your Legacy Be? On Monday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m., Entrepreneur, Pat Dunham speaks on what you can do today to leave a footprint and make a difference for tomorrow. What will you contribute to your family, community or yourself? How can you make it happen? Learn more at this free workshop at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Tiki Time Luau Hula on over to the Gulfport Senior Center for some tropical fun on Wednesday, August 21 from 1-3 p.m. Hawaiian music, Pupus fantastic Hula dance demonstration. $3. Event to support the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party! The Gulfport Police department will be participating in the 30th Annual National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport. National Night Out 2012 involved 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2013, the 30th anniversary, is expected to be the largest ever. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized has announced that the 30th Annual will culminate on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Give crime and drugs a going away party this year at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport, on Tuesday August 6th starting at 6 p.m. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette 26th at 10 a.m. and learn about how to identify and control non-native invasive plants. Meet Natalie in the pavilion. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive.Fraud Awareness Stetson Elder Law presents Elder Consumer Fraud Awareness on Wednesday, August 7 at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Learn about consumer fraud and scams aimed at older adults, ways to help protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim. You must be a Center member to attend. Sign up today at the Center.Fun for your Brain on Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at the Gulfport Multi-purpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages. You must be a Center member to attend.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 13 Junior Auxiliary Girls Need your Help Auxiliary Girls ask that you let them 27th at 6440 Fifth Avenue S. from 10:30 a.m. till ?. All donations received will go toward the scholarship fund and enable the girls to earn a patch to wear on their uniform sash. They have worked very hard learning about Post and their community. Do you know of a young lady who would be interested in joining? Call the Post at 727-347-6085.

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14 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Voter Registration Deadline Nears for Primary Election Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding residents of St. is the voter registration deadline to vote in the August 27, 2013 City of St. Petersburg Primary Election. Registration is required for new voters by this deadline in order to participate in the election. Anyone who is already registered to vote does not need to re-register. You can register to vote or update your voter information at services. Some public libraries have evening and weekend hours. Address changes from another Florida county made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes may be made by using the Supervisors online address change form, by calling 464-VOTE, or by emailing election@votepinellas. com; include date of birth. Any updates may be made by completing and signing a voter registration application, available at www. votepinellas.com, and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. To request a ballot by mail or for more information, call 727votepinellas.com. For an updated voter registration event list, visit www.votepinellas.com and select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 17 Artists Create Geckos for Charity Auction Seven larger-than-life steel geckos will be the centerpiece of a live as well as a public art installation in Gulfports Waterfront District. Each of the large steel geckos has been reimagined, manipulated and decorated in a variety of media by local artists. The geckos are now on display in locations throughout the Gulfport Waterfront District until Friday, August 23rd and will be up Gecko Ball on Saturday, August 24th at the historic waterfront Gulfport S.). Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the party continues until 11 p.m. Each gecko will be a prized collectors art piece and will authenticity signed by the artist. Initiated with much success four years ago by local artist Owen Pach, the auction is now a part of the tradition of annual Gulfport Geckorelated activities in August and September and has raised several hundred dollars for local art and charities Artists from Gulfport or with ties to Gulfport have volunteered their time and talent to create a gecko. This years artists are Peter Bourgoine, Anne Wenners and Linda Worsham. display at the following Gulfport locations in the weeks leading up to the Gecko Ball: Beach Bazaar Advance bids will also be accepted for geckos at their preview locations. The annual Gecko Ball has become known as Gulfports Party of the Year! This years theme is Gecko Night Fever! evoking the 1970s disco era, including the music, dance 70s. Colorful and fun dcor with a disco and gecko twist will take over the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Admission includes cocktail hour hors doeuvre, a 70s-inspired dinner buffet, full cash bar, drink specials including the infamous Geckotini, commemorative and candid photos for sale, silent auctions and other surprises. Costumes are encouraged but are not mandatory. A costume contest will determine some of the year: a Gecko Queen and her Court will be presented to the assembled Ball-goers. Tickets are $30 each and are available in advance with check or cash at Gulfport Beach Bazaar Blvd.) in Gulfport. Tickets may also be purchased online with a credit or debit card at GulfportMA.com. While they last, tables of eight may be reserved by purchasing as a group in advance. For more information on the Gecko Ball or Artists Gecko Auction, contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email dan@igc.org. The Gecko Ball takes place one week prior to GeckoFest, Gulfports largest street festival of the year, on August 31st, 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Gecko Fest is free and open to all. The Gecko Pub Crawl is another component of Gulfports Gecko-centric activities, this year taking place on Saturday, August 10th. More information is available at GeckoFest.com.

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18 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 This Weeks Solution Support for your Art and Business Get support for your art and business on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Unity of St. Pete, First Ave. N. Come and get support for producing your art and expanding your business. Arts Anonymous and Business Owners Anonymous offer this support. Call Ani at 727-327-3909.Be The Match Registry and Blood Drive Held in Honor of Logan Hooker Logan Hooker has needed blood transfusions to live since he was born. Now almost 3 years old, doctors are planning to give him a new blood system once a compatible bone or stem cell donor is found. To aid in this effort, New Awakenings Salon & Spa, located at 6125 54th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg is hosting a Be The Match registry and blood drive to 6 p.m. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. There is no upper age limit. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. Please visit www.oneblood. org for more information or call Prospective Be The Match registrants must be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old. For further information, visit www. bethematch.org All lifesaving blood donors receive a t-shirt, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening, as well as a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse. New Awakenings Salon & Spa will thank donors by offering half off any service. In addition, all donors who give blood twice 2013 will receive a voucher for a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year! For further details and rules visit www.oneblood.org/outback/.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 19 The Gabs Recently, the longtime owners of Pasadena Produce started carrying more organic produce. We asked some of the staff to tell us about the challenges of selling organic produce alongside conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables.Tera Jarvie, cashier: Selling it is pretty easy because he [Mike, the owner] gets good prices on it. People start asking Whats organic? and I never want people to assume its all organic. Ask us! Mike Karakoudas, owner: Reasonable prices. People think it [organically grown fruits and vegetable] is expensive, and Im trying to give them reasonably priced organic produce. Sal Volpe, Produce Guy keeping everything nice and tidy, making sure everythings fresh. It all goes so quick, so its not that much work. Judy Karakoudas mugs for the camera with her son, Mike. Mike bought the business from his parents over seven years ago. DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D.M.D.Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y for the en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPORTPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALot5026 5028 GULFPORT BLVDDEDICA TED TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR FA MIL Y.NE W PATI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept: MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/United Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPORT PROFESSIONAL BLDG.51st STREETGULFPORT BLVD. SAVE A LOT Monday We dnesday 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00

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20 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location 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!Thrift Shop Sale First United Methodist Church Gulfport Thrift Shop has weekly sales. They love their return customers. They return because of all the clean, useful, thrifty items they share with you. If you havent stepped inside yet, this is a great month to check them out on Friday and Saturday from 9-12 noon. They are located on 53rd St. S. near 28th Ave. S. See you Friday or Saturday! Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete BeachSt. Albans Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 21 Free Vacation Bible School Paradise Lutheran Church, Treasure Island offers free Vacation Bible School, from August 5-9 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. for children ages 6-10. Contact Sheila at 727360-5737 or ParadiseLuth@verizon. net for more info. Please register by August 1st. St. Albans adds Come As You Are Service St. Albans Episcopal Church will be adding a monthly evening service, CAYA, or Come As Your Are, at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month. Come on in, after the beach, the pool, shopping, working, or whatever! to come dressed casually) of music, / communion) in the style of the Iona Community in Scotland. The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. A dish to share for a potluck supper will be appreciated. Theyll gather in the Parish Hall which was the original worship space for St. Albans. The summer schedule of Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. remains. St. Albans is located at 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach. The Parish Hall is at the corner of 85th Avenue and Boca Ciega Dr. Call 360-8406 or email stalbans@tampabay.rr.com for more information. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship

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22 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Workshopping History and Gulfports Birthday at Your Museum worry they have plenty of other chances for everyone to get together. Coming 6:30, will take some of the fabulous ideas from the porch party and start to make them real. This is your chance to become a working part of Gulfports history. Thanks in no small part to the suggestions made at the porch party, the Gulfport Historical Society board decided to overhaul the annual birthday bash with a day and a nighttime event. The daytime event will include the traditional birthday celebration with new events while the nighttime celebration will offer a different type of party for the city. At the workshop, the board will look for people to help with both events. Even if you can only give an hour of your time to the birthday bash, please make plans to join the Gulfport Historical Society for the workshop. As President Miki Vaughan reminded everyone at the porch party, the museum belongs to the people of Gulfport and the Society wants to know what the people want to see at their museum, so please give the Society your input on their new Facebook page or via e-mail. Please like the Gulfport Historical Societys new Facebook page at Facebook. com/GulfportHistoricalSociety to learn of upcoming events and opportunities. The Museum docents do not keep regular hours in the summer; however, come September the museum will open with new hours that will make history more accessible to people who work during the day. Hours will include ArtWalk, the Tuesday market, and expanded Saturday hours. As always, the Society welcomes all members. Please contact the Society on Facebook or at admin@gulfporthistoricalsociety.org for more information. Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntCosign a Loan? Never, Ever Dear Mary: About 10 years ago, my daughter cosigned on an automobile loan for a friend. The friend skipped out on payments and left town, so they came after my daughter for payment. All these years later, she still has not paid anything on the loan. Is there a time limit for how long they can keep after her to pay? Is there anything that she can do to get out from under North Carolina Dear Jeanie: I am not an attorney, so I cannot offer any kind of legal advice. That being said, my understanding is that in North Carolina a debt that a car loan) does not have a statute a judgment against the borrower lender has 10 years from that date to try and collect. Even at the end of 10 years, the debt can continue to be reported to the credit bureaus as written off for another seven years, which is just a few notches above bankruptcy on the list of bad things on a credit report. Your daughter should go to AnnualCreditReport.com to order all three of her credit reports, one each from Experian, EquiFax and TransUnion. She is entitled to one free report from each bureau, every 12 months. If a judgment has been show those details, including a date This is a terrible tragedy, and I am so sorry that she has gone through this ordeal. Now, even though you didnt ask, Im going to give you, your daughter and everyone reading this my standard lecture on cosigning for a loan. Do not do it. Never, ever, and I mean under any circumstance. uncle, employer, employee, friend or foe) cannot secure a loan on his or her own, that means the bank sees this person as too risky. So why on earth would you, a nonprofessional person with limited resources, step up and agree to take on a level of risk that even a big bank would not? You shouldnt. Never, ever, which I believe I just said, but I need to keep saying it. If you really want to help, wonderful. Do it. But instead of cosigning on a loan, give him or her the money. You save yourself all that hassle with the lender later. What? You cant afford to do that? Then you cannot afford to cosign, either. Whenever you cosign on a loan, you are entering a legal contract promising the lender that if the borrower defaults, you will gladly pay the loan on his or her behalf no matter how much it is or how long it takes. So, are we clear on this? Never, ever cosign for a loan. Hear?

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24 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Septic & Sewer in Gulfport Q: Ok, so a couple years ago at a city council meeting, they were talking A: I am unaware of any homes within the City of Gulfport that are not says. Adult Coed Volleyball League Begins New adult coed volleyball league play begins Wednesday, August 21 Gather with your friends and family for a fun and social experience. Register for the new adult volleyball through Wednesday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Parks 1400 19th Street N., Building A. Registration is by team only and on a six players, minimum of two females and a minimum of three males per team. $200 league team fees apply. For mail in registration, include managers contact information, team name, and sport. In addition, an ADVANTAGE Member card is needed; city residents pay $15 annually, all others pay either $38/season or $125/annual. Visa, Mastercard, cash, checks and money orders payable to the City of St. Petersburg. For information contact Tracy Roy at 727-892-5223 or visit www. stpeteparksrec.org/adult-leagues. html. 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 at their Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 2nd. For more information please call Carolyn DeFreitas at 727-674-3484 or email candj81388@ yahoo.com. The St. Petersburg Womans Club which is celebrating 100 years of the General Federation Of Womans 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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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 25 Operation A Gift for Learning Kicks Off!By Bob Newcomb Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is a campaign to provide much needed back-to-school supplies for the kids at Gulfport Elementary School. The area-wide effort is called Operation A Gift for Learning, and will run from now until opening day of the keep sending contributions). Businesses, professionals and individual citizens are being asked to contribute whatever they can to provide school supplies to children at Gulfport Elementary School, many of whom fall into a below the poverty level category. Coordination the most needed supplies using their tremendous buying power. In fact, suppliers are providing matching contributions. In most years the teaching staff has had to buy many of these supplies out of their own pockets. According to Tony Spinney who with Christine Gallagher is an owner of Its amazing what $5 will buy when youre buying at lowest possible cost and suppliers are kicking in all kinds of extras to the cause. When we were involved in a similar campaign in Orlando, teachers couldnt believe how much we delivered to the kids for the money we collected. Any contribution will gladly be accepted at The Gulport Area Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport, FL 33707 or at the new The Cell Phone outlet at 5014 Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport, FL 33707. Checks should be made payable to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce for accounting purposes. Any contributor who requests it will receive a full accounting of the use of all funds collected. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the students and staff of our elementary school. Dollars received will go a long way through the buying power of the local branch of a huge volume supplier to Bob Newcomb at the Chamber, Theres no way to get a bigger bang for a buck than in giving to Operation A Gift for Learning. 2013-2014 TotTime Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting preregistrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The program begins September 3, 2013. Call 893-1068.

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26 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 By Holiday Mathis A six-pointed star is lining up in the heavens, a planet at each of its points. Bonds of peace will be formed, especially between those who consider this: When members of different communities carry out an interaction, each abiding by their own rules, the result is a clash in expectations. In order to cooperate, people must remember that the other person might be operating from completely different guidelines. Adjust accordingly. LEO human. You easily forgive others, but when theyre your own mistakes, you have a hard time shrugging them off. You know you should forgive yourself, and yet somehow that doesnt stave off cringe-inducing, late-night memory recall. Stop being cruel to yourself. Find the grace within you. This week is for moving on. VIRGO are ready to respond to the need of the moment. All the work youve done has brought you to where you are now, but you dont have to craft a showcase for yourself or plan how youre going to play your cards. Your valor, wit, ability, strength, talent and humor will be triggered by the situation at hand. LIBRA or not you are married, being around married people could be stressful for you this week. Marital closeness sometimes leads to bickering that can be awkward for outsiders. You will have the best time with people you dont know well, but who happen to share one of your most prevalent interests. SCORPIO ago you learned that ignoring your internal warning system never leads to anything good. Thats why once person who triggered it will not be able to win your trust no matter how triggering person will try hard this SAGITTARIUS Elevated dopamine levels can do the darnedest thing to brain chemistry, which is why love -or more precisely, that particular kind of affection known as infatuation -tends to induce an irrational frame of mind. You may have to forgive odd behavior to the lunacy of love. CAPRICORN Avoid explanations, especially about why something is funny, good, tasteful, fascinating, worthy of respect or desirous. Having to explain why something is any of those things is proof that they are indeed none of those things. Shun hype of all kinds. Take your lead from the honest responses of people. AQUARIUS When you were about 8, you learned why it doesnt help your social life to talk nonstop and only about yourself. Unfortunately, youll have to deal with adults who havent learned the lesson yet, but the way you handle the situation will make a hero of you in someones eyes. PISCES At times, youve been hurt by the disapproval of others. But it only takes one person to heal that old hurt. The one you like to be around is an enabler of your many selves -someone who accepts you and makes you feel free to experiment, grow and become new again and again. This is the way to love and be loved. ARIES rule dictates that if you must know someones health, wealth or creed, the directly. There are some things best researched in a roundabout manner. Youll show impressive social grace this week when you follow this and other guidelines of savvy connecting. TAURUS to be amused, and your optimism will attract amusements. The week provides many opportunities to relax, forget about the image youre projecting and just be yourself with your friends and loved ones. Lots of laughter happens as a result -the kind that bonds, heals and sets relationships on a good course. GEMINI cant sculpt a sunbeam or bottle a rainbow. Or can you? Youll manage to do a few impossible things this week, which will get you wondering what else could be accomplished if you were to strike the word impossible from your vocabulary. Fortune favors and delights you on Monday and Saturday. CANCER week your role is class clown, and the classroom youll be working is the world at large. If something is hard to only brings it to light, but also brings levity and even laughter to the scene. Tragedy plus time equals comedy. Of course, dont forget the time part of the equation. This Week's Birthdays: Because you take the time for friends, they will take the time for you. But this is not a quid pro quo situation. Its more because you are able to give a rich quality of attention and true feeling to others in the time you dedicate to them. August is your chance to get in on the bottom level of what will become a successful endeavor. A person who needed your support will in turn support you in October. The growth of your family is good for all in December. Professional advancement Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Mike & Sherry Karaoke Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna Karaoke Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Starting 8/1/13 Karaoke by Mike Furman Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Open Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woodie, Music for listening & dancing schedule

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 27 New for August Summer still sizzles at the Gulfport Senior Center with new additions of fun and interactive events for Senior Center members coming up in August. Laugh, Smile & Re-Energize will be on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. with the 1st class on Monday, August 5th. The Coffee Club is the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. with the next meeting on Thursday, August 8th. They will start celebrating everyones birthday in August with Birthday Party at the Senior Center on the third Tuesday of every starting August 20th sponsored by Wellcare. Challenge your mind and have fun during The Puzzle Pages Party on the second Friday of every other month at 11 a.m. beginning August 9th! Check out all their monthly classes, programs and events at www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org website.

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28 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Get Ready for the Best You Ever Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness challenge and it will be most intense and most rewarding workout you have ever experienced. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness incorporates a high-intensity interval training program that focuses on high-intensity anaerobic exercise, coupled with lower-intensity rest periods. These short yet intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, increased strength and muscularity, improved glucose metabolism, and extreme fat burning. In addition to strength and incorporates a fun and light group atmosphere for all who participate or experience. Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 at Gulfport Recreation Center. is Tuesday, August 20th. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727550-7185 for more information.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 29 2013-2014 VPK Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting Vouchers for the 2013-2014 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The program begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Please call 893-1068. Yacht Club offers Hurricane Presentation Boca Ciega Yacht Club will present Hurricanes: Decision Making Factors for Home and Boat Owners on Thursday, August 8th, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. This event is open to the public, free of charge, and soft drinks will be provided. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is located at 4600 Tifton Drive Street, turn left on Del Rio Way just before reaching the bay, then drive east four blocks). Hurricanes are complex and erratic, making personal decisions ferocity makes informed choices a requirement for residents of the Tampa Bay area. The Power Point presentation includes an overview in basic terms of hurricane winds and storm surge, how to regard forecast information, a thorough history of storms that have affected Tampa Bay and how that knowledge helps us prepare for the next storm, and how to interpret the threat of a storm for our localities. This program aims to help participants make two key decisions: hurricane? When do I need to get them done? Included is a short pre-show of fascinating hurricane satellite images. The facility will have fans running and windows open. No AC. Dress comfortably please.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 31 Hospice and Caregiving Want to know more about was Hospice does and do you need Pattison from Suncoast Hospice free information at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5502 27th Ave. S.A Way to Enjoy the Dog Days Animal Services offers cool discounts during the Dog Days of August. Pinellas County Animal Services celebrates the month of August by offering a reduced adoption fee of $25 on shelter dogs and cats. The low cost adoption fee includes medical check-up, spaying/ neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm testing and feline leukemia testing and microchipping. As part of the celebration, $5 rabies vaccinations with the purchase of a required license will be available for pets each Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty. org/animalservices, or call 727-5822600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727582-2604.Education Workshops Free to Homebuyers For those thinking about buying a home but unsure of where to start, a series of free homebuyer education workshops is a good place to begin. The workshops are being offered on August 10 and September 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, 600 Cleveland Street, Suite 800, Clearwater. Attendees will learn the basics of the home buying process, including helpful resource information on down payment assistance and homes for sale. The workshop is especially helpful for those who are working with a lender and need a homebuyer owned a home before and are considering a new purchase. Course materials from NeighborWorks America will be available for purchase by check or cash. The books feature comprehensive materials, helpful in navigating the home buying process. The cost is $17. Those who complete the class will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. The class size is limited so those interested should call 727-464-8210 pinellascounty.org to register. The workshop is sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County and the Pinellas Community Housing Foundation. End of Summer Reading Program Party Come celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a performance from the one and only at 7 p.m.! Hes performed around the country and on the Late Show with David Letterman and hes sure to put on great show for us at Gulfport Public Library! For more information contact Cailey, youth services librarian, at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 893-1074.

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34 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Local ObituariesBAILEY, JackACK KENT "JK", 90, of Gulfport, FL died on his 90th birthday at Bay Pines VA Health Care System. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he moved to Florida from Noblesville, IN in 1993 where he retired as a partner with Warner Truck Body Co. He also worked for Indiana Bell Phone Co. for many of WWII. He enjoyed tennis and was a member of So. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Estella; son, Drake Kent Bailey of Marlinton, WVA; daughter, Lee Bailey Sides of Roswell, NM; and two sisters, Bernice Boots Shake of Ogden, IN, and Mildred Mickey Rowe of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his brother, Conrad Earl Bailey and sister, Ruth Louise Toole. Interment will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL.CarpenterARPENTER, GeraldineERALDINE, 89, of South Pasadena, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at home surrounded by her family and friends. She retired here from Chicago, IL. She will be missed by her loving family. A Life Tribute. COLE, MaryARY W., of The Allegro/ 1, 2013. Born in Murfreesboro, TN, daughter of Loutie Burt and Richard Bate Womack. Her husband of 25 years, Thomas R. Cole died in 2003. She is survived by her loving son, Cullen E. Baker III; and loving daughter, Bette B. Madison; and three precious grandchildren; and four great-grand children. Mary Cole spent her early years on her family's farm in Murfreesboro, TN, property that now is occupied by the Women's dormitories at Middle Tennessee State University. She graduated from Ward Belmont College Nashville, TN, and attended the University of Georgia where she was selected as Georgia Bulldogs. She was a member of Tri-Delta sorority. Mary was an experienced horsewoman as a young lady and showed Tennessee Walking Horses, winning best in show on many occasions. After moving from Rancho Viejo, TX, she enjoyed a happy life in Vina del Mar, on St. Pete Beach for many years. In sent to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 330 85th Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. The family also wishes to thank all the friends who gave comfort and care to her, especially Hospice Suncoast. Memorial services are to be conducted by Revered Gigi Conner at St. Alban's Episcopal on Saturday, August 3, at 1 pm. Please join us for a reception to follow. Beach Memorial Chapel. EIDEL, MaryARY K., of South Pasadena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Mary raised her son, Kenneth and had a long career as the assistant to the President of Bank Leumi in New York City. She was devoted to her family, provided for her son, and nurtured her granddaughter, whom she adored. Mary also had a strong belief in justice, equality, and fair play that was evident in everything she did throughout her entire life. She traveled extensively over the years, visiting Israel, England, Italy, Mexico, and many other places. Mary thoroughly enjoyed her retirement years swimming, going to the theater, and taking trips with her family and friends. She is survived by her son; her granddaughter, Hallie Eidel; sister, Isabelle Mayo; brother, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at the Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, at 2201 Dr. M.L.King St. North, St. Petersburg 2 p.m. Services to follow at 2 p.m. made to the Alzheimer's Association, donate.asp). Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www. andersonmcqueen.com. McCKENNA, GregREG A., 48, of survived by his loving family and Oldsmar, FL, 813-855-2439. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and August program includes: Rules of the Nautical Road August 6, Boating Safety August 13, Piloting Your Boat Part A August 20, and Piloting Your Boat Part B August 27. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes at 360-4846. Huge Used Book Sale The St. Pete Beach Library will have a super-sized big Used Book Sale, Saturday, August 10, 8 to 11 a.m. in the Library parking lot at 353 73rd Avenue, hosted by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds will go toward the planned Library expansion and renovation. The Library is reducing its collection to make room for new books, CDs and DVDs, and will have great books available in several genres. Included biography, large print and childrens books, Prices for the withdrawn library books will be 25 cents each or 10 for $2. In addition, the Friends Book Store will have a major sale of selected hardbacks at 50% off, paperbacks from 25 cents, vintage antique collectible books, National Geographic magazines, CDs and VHS tapes. The Librarys approximate $2 million-plus major expansion and renovation project will see the current 8,200 square feet morph into about 11,500 square feet. With pro bono plans from architect and former Mayor Ward Friszolowski of Harvard 3,300-square-foot addition with a new entrance lobby and 75-capacity Community Room, expanded parking and a complete interior renovation. Plan to come early for the best selection of titles at bargain prices!

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 35 PASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A Week Laugh, Smile and Re-energize! Turn that frown upside down with this new activity. The Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. is offering Laugh, Smile & Re-energize on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. Classes begin August 5th. Come out to catch the very contagious laughter bug and experience the awesome power of laughter. Nows your chance to the best medicine! You must be a registered Senior Center member to attend. For more information, call 727-893-1231. Gecko Pub Crawl Heralds Gecko Season in Gulfport The Sixth Annual Gecko Pub Crawl kicking off this years Gecko Season in Gulfport. The Pub Crawl will be held Saturday, August 10th, 5 to 9 p.m. The Fifth Annual Gecko Ball on August 24th and the 13th Annual Gecko Fest street festival on August 31st round out the growing slate of Gecko fun for the season, celebrating Gulfports favorite reptile! This year, pub crawlers will be able to enjoy a beverage at six Gulfport locations for one $20 ticket. Participating businesses this year OMaddys, Saltys and T & Me Tea Co, all located within easy walking distance in the Gulfport Waterfront Arts District. Drink offerings vary at each venue and no substitutions will be available. An After Party will be feature drawings for prizes donated by local restaurants, inns and other businesses. New this year: a Poker Run will add to the evenings festivities. Crawlers will be dealt a free card from a Crawl Ambassador at each participating location and each card will be recorded on the Crawl ticket. Up to three extra cards may also be checking in with the ticket prior to the 9:15 deadline. The grand prize will be a two-night stay at the Sirata Beach Resort, awarded to the crawler with best Poker hand. In the event of a tie, a high card draw will determine the grand prize winner. The Poker Run award and prize drawings will be held at 9:30 p.m. Participants must be present to win. Tickets are available in advance at these Gulfport businesses: Beach Bazaar, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, and Coutured. Tickets will also be available during the hours of the Pub Crawl at each participating location. Only cash or checks will be accepted for ticket sales. For more information, contact Biff Lagan at 305-923-1803 or biffcop@ gmail.com. For more information on each of Gulfports Gecko-related festivities, go to www.geckofest.com or www.gulfportma.com. The Gecko Pub Crawl, the Gecko Ball and Gecko Fest are all sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association. A portion of proceeds from all installation of additional public art in the Gulfport Waterfront District, as well as the donation of equipment to Gulfport Little League and supplies for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry.

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36 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber. com Pigeon Holing AmericansBesides the overt, opportunistic, non-factual race baiting of and President Obama, few things are more absurd, even comical, than the underlying separatist movement action legislation, which, while qualify for something. The apex of the absurdity centered around Elizabeth Warren, now a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, who, on the basis of family stories, declared that she was part Native garnered some favored treatment or maybe even scholarship money on her rise in the academic world. While the latter was denied, the fact is she did declare herself part of the minority. Why? It must have some importance. The importance must be in the necessity of grouping citizens instead of treating them as individuals. Much easier to politicize by dealing with "them vs. us" instead of singular individuals. So, we have the laughable nationality as in Italian-American, African-American, Irish-American, German-America,CroatianAmerican,Serbian-American, Haitian-Ameican, and so on ad absurdum. The vast majority haven't a clue about their ancestral home and wouldn't want to live there anyway. Yes, we do celebrate St. Patrick's Day where everyone pretends to be Irish so they can drink green beer and party all night. We observe Columbus Day in a tribute to a discoverer, not necessarily his country. By the way, he was born in Italy, but explored for Spain and died there. Also, many groups retain "old country" traditions and heritages. We also, at least in the last 10 to 15 years, observe Cinco de Mayo the 5th of May as a Mexican heritage day although it observes a French occupiers of Mexico and is more a party day for the general U.S. population. These are links, not identities. The fact is, if we go back far enough, we're all mixed breeds, or as animal Mongols). It's fun to mess around in ancestry, but the commonality is America, not some other country. Only the politicians could have taken the issue and tried to ply some leverage out of our backgrounds. many, one), it's out of one, many. Easier to manipulate politically. When once integration was sought, it is now dis-integration. Us against them. Fortress us. Circle the wagons. Don't be a part of the system. Be apart from the system. Create your own system within the system. True, there are differences. Differences in skin color, hair color, eye color, mannerism, hand gestures, speech patterns and accents, and even differences in cultures within America and within those so-called cultures. However, don't real leaders emphasize the common ground and not the differences? 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 Surgery luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Hot dogs every day 11-5 p.m. $1. All you can eat spaghetti & meatballs every Wednesday 6-8 p.m. NEW! Trivia night Wednesdays, Music, dinner served 6-8 p.m. Auxiliary meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please join us and share your ideas. Legionnaire meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Sons of American Legion meetings are the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All members are welcome. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC

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38 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 7/12 Person Under Inuence5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. DUI5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Drug Call5500 Blk 15th Ave. S. Domestic2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise4899 Blk Newton Ave. S. Saturday 7/13 Vandalism3000 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Keep the Peace5800 Blk 24th Ave. S. Burglary5800 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Sunday 7/14 Burglary Residence5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5000 Blk 18th Ave. S. Theft5600 Blk 28th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Domestic2700 Blk 49th St. S. Monday 7/15 Burglary Residence5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Vandalism5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble57th St. & 27th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Tuesday 7/16 Noise1900 Blk 53rd St. S. Drug Call56th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5800 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)56th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Wednesday 7/17 Stolen Vehicle5100 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk Dellette Ave. S. Thursday 7/18 Person Under Inuence5200 Blk 18th Ave. S. Stolen Vehicle5300 Blk 51st St. S. Theft2400 Blk 56th St. S. Display Advertising Starts at $51.6014 19 49th Street S. 727-321-6 96 5 Advertising@theGabber.com

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Bed Tax Q: How much of the citys revenue comes from the bed tax? A: State law mandates that the city cannot directly receive bed tax A portion goes to fund the county match for beach nourishment so the city has no cost in those efforts. Otherwise, the main value to the city for the majority of the tax is the promotional budget for the Convention destination, he says. Sa ve Big! 80 50An y Thursday in August

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40 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Back to School InfoOnline back to school guide offers information for families An online back to school guide has been compiled and is posted on the districts website: www.pcsb.org. Created with families in mind, the guide includes information on transportation, immunizations, breakfast and lunch programs and more. The Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs and Franklin Templeton Investments will hold their annual "Stuff the Bus" Back to School Supply Drive from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Largo Mall. A Pinellas County School Bus will be stationed in the parking lot of the mall at 10500 Ulmerton Rd., near the Target store, to collect the donated supplies. Requested donations include backpacks in gender-neutral designs; pens and pencils; spiral-bound notebooks and composition books; loose-leaf notebook paper; 1-inch binders; crayons and colored pencils; pocket folders; rulers; and erasers. Fair to provide health screenings, registration help and other important services 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Enoch Davis Recreation Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Pinellas County Schools Student Assignment staff will be on hand to assist families with the school registration process. The event will feature free health screenings and school physicals for children. Free immunizations will also be provided for a limited number of children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Legal guardians must be present and bring to receive free backpacks loaded with school supplies. For more information, jlspcarefair@gmail.com. PACE, from front pagecity approved her company as an administrator, two property owners applied for funding. Eco City could not approve either application, she said, adding that she could not disclose the names of the applicants. Applicants must meet certain criteria, including current payment of property taxes for the past three years and equity in their property. Were not trying to put people more in debt, she said Tuesday afternoon. equity. PACE, available to commercial property owners in Gulfport, allows property owners to borrow money for environmentally intelligent improvements, such as solar water heating, insulated windows, or lower use appliances. The improvements must pay for themselves in cost savings over the term of the loan and the loan, unlike others, stays with the property if the owner sells or abandons the property and mortgage. The loan also takes precedence over mortgages, something that raised eyebrows not only with former Vice Mayor Dave Hastings but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac threatened to redline, or refuse to loan money, properties in towns that allowed the PACE program. Elliott said that an ECONWest study showed that PACE participants had a lower rate of mortgage default than other borrowers. In addition, Eco City maintains a loan loss reserve, a pool of money to cover losses should a borrower walk away from a property and the loan. To allay these concerns, Eco City uses an open market model for PACE. This means that Eco City will work with any bank and will require the mortgage holders consent before writing a PACE loan. The other two models, warehouse and bond models, have different requirements. The warehouse model draws funding from a pool of money that comes from various sources, while the bond models fund the loans with municipal or private bonds. Despite careful measures, Eco City, now in its fourth year, has yet to write a PACE loan. Elliott told the Gabber she believed a lack of exposure has hurt the program locally. She estimates, based on county records, that just over 50 Gulfport businesses would meet Eco Citys criteria for PACE. Elliott remains optimistic and says that with more exposure, businesses will take advantage of the program. She stressed that building a program would take time; Eco City remains undeterred. She also said that although only property owners could take advantage of the loan, long-term tenants could ask landlords to make improvements using PACE funding. Eco City serves as the program administrator and bills itself as an energy consultant, directing property owners to the appropriate vendor. Eco City uses local vendors as well as others. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation regulates the contractors Eco City uses. Vendors include Wind Water Energy, a St. Pete Beach-based business owned by Gene Overmeyer. Eco City makes its money off the payments every year. A $10,000 loan would gross Eco City $250 at the loans inception; if the property owner paid $1,000 every year, Eco City would make $25 a year on the loan. Eco Citys annual report lists Mitymo Designs, a St. Petersburg company Eppley), West Palm Beach-based Wallander), and Elliotts company, Celadon Solutions LLC, as principals in Eco City, although state records show Celadon as inactive. To learn more about PACE, visit EcoCityPartners.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 41 Register Now for the Afterschool Program at The Community CenterStT. PeteETE BeachEACH This school year The City of St. Pete Beach will be offering afterschool care for The program is licensed by the Pinellas County Licensing Board and includes homework time, snack, sports, crafts, games, and more. Transportation is provided from Azalea Elementary and Pasadena Fundamental Elementary. The program runs every school day from the end of the school day to 6 p.m.The cost is only $150 per month. Additional child discounts and weekly rates are also available. Register now at the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727363-9245 for more information. 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 summer schedule of luncheons is one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays menu dumplings), served with bacon or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome. CareFest Seeks Volunteers Volunteers are needed for various home repair projects, painting, mowing, weeding, yard work and cleanups throughout St. Petersburg neighborhoods on Saturday, September 28, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Somebody Cares Tampa Bay under the umbrella of CareFest USA, the annual week of compassionrelated activities culminates with a day of service that gives back to the organizations. CareFest activities are part of St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Fosters I Active in Neighborhoods), to help disseminate and support effective, the city and throughout the year. The citys Community Services Department is spearheading the day of service in St. Petersburg. To learn more, visit www.carefestusa.com and click on Get Involved, Search for a Project, then St. Petersburg. For volunteer information, contact Aubri Shauger-Haley, Community Services, 727-892-5141, or Chris Cahall, CareFest St. Pete Co-Chair, 727-743-5695. Senior Center Summer Hours The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center has new summer hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. -7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes are still available at the Senior Center. Wii Bowling on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Italian Class for Beginners on Tuesday at 6 p.m., Italian Dance Practice on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and Card Games on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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42 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Murals, from front pageenigmatic artist with the calm, dark eyes. But if youve wandered downtown in the last year, youve seen his mark. On First Avenue North, a gawky length of a building to squeeze an orange. A few blocks east, on Central Avenue, animals ride bicycles: a cat, a pair of insects and, most improbably, anonymous scarlet lips spread across the roof, visible only to birds and lowThere is not a common aesthetic thread in Sebastians designs; you cannot always place the artist, or organic for a self-taught artist. Often, however, his is thoughtful work, provocative, with a certain jocular mischief. Some of Sebastians pieces vex conservative eyes: here and there a virtual window might reveal breasts or genitalia inside a classical portrait; at least one mural has been quickly covered. Its hard to believe, given the emphatic nature of Sebastians art, this was not originally his ambition. Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, he drew from an early age, but like most of us, there was no clear occupational direction. Still, he will tell you: there was always inspiration, the call of something bigger. Since I was really little, he says in his soft, sometimes halting voice, I would always think that there was something I was supposed to do that was going to be really big one day in my life. It wasnt until very recently that I realized that it was supposed to be through artistic means. Artistic means is more than painting, to Sebastian. He also designs clothing, explaining that the murals started as a way to advertise his designs, a passion that started in high school. Sebastian was a bit of a renegade artist, not always invited to paint walls where he found them, or could convince the owner to take a chance. Youd probably just trust me to try a mural, he says with a shrug, if you didnt have to pay for it. And I really started doing the bigger murals to advertise my clothing. Its an experience people see, and then they want. This circular process has made Sebastian a sought-after mural artist in his own right. People respond to his work, to its diversity of style, from the Dali-esque surreality to more hauntingly deco compositions a la Tamara de Lempicka, both favorites of his. He likes commissions, of course, but there is sometimes tension between what someone wants him to paint and what he is moved to create. Sebastian to paint the inside of his NY Caf on west Central Avenue, he admits he had something very different in mind for the mural. The result is a time-warped New York City streetscape, dominated by a to town on a NY Caf sub. how far out of the box people will go from their original idea, Sebastian admits. I just read that as hard as I can, and I get right on that line, and I just do the very minimum of their idea I can do, and still have them want me to do their picture.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 43 What may sound like artistic hubris is a balance that many artists who work commercially struggle to strike. In the end, he says, why did you contact me for my art, if you dont want me to do my art? Spiering, with his lifelong connection to the arts, agrees. In Sebastian, he hired an artist, not a painter and, he says, Im not going to tell an artist what to do. Still, thats not to say that creativity is not a collaborative thing for Sebastian. Being an artist having a creative impetus is, to him, communion with a much bigger story. All I really have is what I leave behind, he says, when it comes down to it. Its all anyone has. As far back as you can think of, is all the knowledge Ive been given for art, so I have all of that. And I have to be the next phase, me and everyone else making art. People a thousand years from now will have our stuff to look at, and to build off of. Its just one big thing. Im not separate; Im part of that. Thats our history. In many ways, a new chapter of St. Petersburg history emerges from the wave of young artists like Sebastian Coolidge. I think the creativity of St. Pete has gone up in general, along with the art. People are becoming more open-minded, slowly, and all of that, he says, just works together. See more of Sebastian Coolidges work on display at The Bends, 919 First Avenue North, through August 2nd. 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. When you open your heart and your home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them you foster hope. Call the Eckerd Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-233-0790.

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44 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Beach Legion Supports Troops The members of the American Legion Long Key Post 305, St. Pete Beach, recently donated $3,000.00 to St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops program. Commander John Bell presented the check to St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops President Mike Finnerty and Vice President Terri Finnerty at the Legions Memorial Day Ceremony. Check out Gulfport Womens Center Gulfport Womens Center will meet on Sunday, August 11th at 5 p.m. at 2810 Upton Street S. Get 327-9119. German for Beginners Come and join us! This will be a comprehensive language class for beginner learners. Taught by a trained native speaker, you will become acquainted with basics of the German language in everyday situations. Their exercises will help you each week to practice German while having fun with fellow students. They will develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class will be held at Gulfport recreation center on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. This is an 8 class session The cost is $80 for the session or $12 drop in per class. Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus.scholar@gmail.com to register or for more information. ShineHINE to Answer your Medicare Questions The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior third Tuesday by appointment only. Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing oneon-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, appointment, please call 893-2237 or 893-1231.

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46 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How to Make Sure that Decisions will be Made in your Best Interest In making decisions about potential sources of funding for health care, you should consider certain "protective services." These become important if you ever become unable to handle your own affairs, due to physical or mental incapacity. Unless proper legal action is taken in advance, your family may be unable to act on your behalf should the need arise. ProblemsROBLEMS witWITH JointOINT OwnersWNERSHipIP legal authority to another person. For example, you might simply add your daughter's name to your account, thinking you've solved various estate such as avoiding probate or ensuring you will be taken care of. But joint ownership may not solve some problems, and could even create others. First, the joint owner may be able to withdraw 100% of the assets held in joint name. Second, both joint owners' signatures are usually required anyway to sell or liquidate assets. In addition, your assets may become subject to claims by your children's creditors. RevocableEVOCABLE LivingIVING TrustsRUSTS One strategy you should consider is establishing a revocable living trust, which would hold title to your assets. Such a trust not only offers estate planning advantages, such as avoiding probate, but also ensures that a trustee would handle your incapacity. the only thing to consider in the event of incapacity. You may need someone else to step in and make personal decisions regarding your health care or the maintenance of property you own. In addition, a trust may not be appropriate, depending on the amount of assets you own. Since joint ownership is obviously not the ideal solution and trust may not be for everyone, are there other ways to plan for the possibility of you incapacity? Generally, there are three other ways you can give legal authority to another person: Guardianship Conservatorship Durable power of attorney Of these three, the most effective is a durable power of attorney. In our next article, we will take a look at how these legal transfers of control and decision-making work and which method would be best for your situation. 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.Spectacular Senior; Helen LeporeGrow old along with me! The best is yet to be, Robert Browning Every month, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center elects a senior citizen of the what makes these distinguished men and ladies so spectacular.H Helen Lepore, 84H Hometown: Plainville, Connecticut Current HHome: St. Petersburg, 43 years Career: CNA Family: She is widowed with three children and four grandchildren. What do you consider your best moment? Sara. I am crying just thinking of this moment because of my husband and how working. She has been a joy then and ever since. What advice would you give young people starting out on their own? Do what you want to do in order to be happy at what you are working at, not what somebody tells you to do.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 47 By Matthew Margolis Warm Weather Pests Summer brings outdoor fun, and animals love nature and warm weather. But the season isnt without its headaches -namely, pests that can affect your pets health, both short term and long term. A number of emails recently have inquired about dogs that still eat their normal fare but experience weight loss. That could be caused by a lot of things, but one things certain: Any pooch that eats what it normally eats and suddenly starts losing weight needs to see the veterinarian. This is a sure sign that something is wrong. For example, unexplained weight loss is one of the symptoms of heartworm by a parasitic worm that infests the pulmonary arteries after the dog has been bitten by a mosquito that has previously bitten an infected dog. The disease is life threatening and must be treated promptly. Other signs of an infected dog include coughing after physical exertion and labored breathing. You can protect your dog by avoiding exposure to mosquitoes, which is virtually impossible if your dog goes outside and mosquitoes are in season. So the best protection is preventive medication for heartworm, which can only be administered if your dog has not been infected. Unfortunately, there is no protection against the West Nile virus, also carried by the pesky mosquito. Its best to keep your pet indoors at sunset and during the early evening hours, when those disease-laden pests are hunting for blood. There are more kittens and puppies this time of year, and both species need to start their basic vaccinations at about 6 to 8 weeks of age. Followups continue every four to six weeks until the pet reaches about 4 months of age. Until that time, dogs and cats are not protected from some of the more prominent and serious diseases: cats from upper respiratory diseases and feline distemper, and dogs from distemper and parvovirus. The length of time required for shots that fully protect your pet is one of the reasons I object to taking little ones to dog parks and group classes when they are too young, not to mention their vulnerability to older dogs that may be aggressive toward other animals. Internal and external parasites are problems for both dogs and cats, disease and cause serious allergic reactions. Fleas also transmit internal parasites. So what can you do about these pests? First, inspect your pet regularly. Look beneath the fur to the skin your pet from head to toe. Fleas are sneaky little devils, and there is more than one variety. Some prefer ears. Others lurk in armpits. And when you come searching for them, they scatter so rapidly that you may miss them if you are not persistent. If your pet is scratching frantically or digging into his skin ferociously with his teeth, you can be sure you have a problem that needs tending. There protection. Ask your veterinarian about the best solution for your pets. Embedded ticks must be removed immediately and disposed of, and this is no easy task. You may want your vet to handle this. Ticks cause blood loss and eventually anemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other blood diseases. Among the most common today is Lyme disease. Once any and all pests have been removed from your dog or cat, you must treat your home with a thorough cleaning and the use of an appropriate, nontoxic pesticide. Disinfect all areas, including your pets bedding. If your home is infested, a professional exterminator may be the best choice. If you like BIG cats, Simba might be a great addition to your home. This gentle orange fellow weighs about 20 lb. He adores his humans and sleeps on the pillow next to his foster Mom. Simba must not know that he is a big guy as he is scared of other male cats. To keep Simba happy, he should be the only male feline in the household. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 727-481-5262 to learn more about meeting handsome Simba. Check out more SOS felines at www.saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays SPCA Pet of the WeekMeet Phila! This 11 month old kitten is one of our many fosters up for adoption! Phila is currently living with one of our foster families while she waits to be adopted. Because of her foster home she has learned how to live with cats and dogs! This sweet girl is quick to look for attention and will tell you she happy with lots of purrs. She also is a Hemingway cat! This means she has extra toes on all four paws. Call or stop by today to set up a meet and greet with this wonderful kitten! 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo, SPCATampaBay.org.

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48 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Attorney/Legal Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Save $20 mention this ad. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Caregivers BAY AREA CARE OFFERSLive-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Stay out of a Nursing Home! Cleaning Also. Lic.5969. 727-4241979. Cleaning/Housekeeping HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. Gift Certicates Available. www.stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com 727-254-1950.GERMAINE HOUSEKEEPINGWe do What You Dont Want to. Friendly, Prompt, Courteous and Affordable Service. Local References. 20yrs. Exp. Call 727-5574247.ANNS CLEANINGBest Value! Discounts for seniors and the disabled. Also, for Gulfport, Pasadena residents (in my own backyard so to speak), I can offer a short visit. 1 1/2 hrs. rather than the customary 2hr. minimum. Hard working, conscientious, dependable. Licensed, insured, bonded. For Ann 727-249-3849. Thank-you. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price. Guaranteed Satisfaction 727-481-8138. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653.B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. BILL DURETT ELECTRIC-Fuses to Breakers, Upgrades, Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Room Additions. Licensed/Insured, EC13003067. 727-642-5706. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 49 EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 25 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973.LAMBERTS MAINTENANCEAll Around Carpenter. 25yrs. Experience. All Phases of Home Improvements. Free Estimates. 727-239-6250. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Window Washing, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response we Answer the Phone. References. Insured/Licensed #CCC1330056. Call 813-361-9935 Local. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning

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50 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. WALL PAPER REMOVAL-Neat, Clean, Reasonable. Free Estimates. Call Tom at 727-3432702. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. PINELLAS SERVICES, LLC.Complete Tree Service, No Job Too Big or Small. Fast Service, Free Estimates. Licensed, Insured. 727526-3302, 727-418-2547. ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199 or 727-3471123. DAVIS LAWN SERVICEPrompt, Professional Courteous. Residential/Commercial Lawn Maintenance. Free Estimates, Old Fashioned Work Ethic.Better Service, Better Prices! 727460-0327. www.davislawnservice.vpweb.com Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Plumbing PLUMBING REMODEL SERVICERemodel, Repair, Faucet, Heater, Toilets. Lic# CFC58081 APRIMESOURCE Services. 727-253-9231 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Painting

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 51 LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Miscellaneous Service YOU SHOULD BE SHOT!Bring the family...and the dog. Affordable 1/2 hour & 1-hour portrait sessions with Tropical Focus Photography at your favorite Gulfport spot. Bob@TropicalFocus.com 727-871-9402.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. RECREATION LEADER City of Gulfport. Immediate part-time evening position for the Teen Night Program. Education/experience preferred in education, physical education or related eld. Knowledge of recreational activities including games, arts & crafts and sports. Graduation from an accredited high school and must be 18+ years of age. Entry $10.259/ hr. Background, drug screening and physical will be conducted. Position open untilled lled. Applications accepted at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E. FRONT DESKFor Beach Resort. P/T. Weekends Required. 727-367-5696 ext.0 DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-888567-4853.HVAC SERVICE TECHF/T St. Pete. We are a Successful HVAC company that prides itself on a very high standard of customer satisfaction. We are looking for an experienced, professional service tech to join our team. We will provide uniforms and a vehicle. If you think you have what were looking for, please forward your resume via fax at 727-289-2511 or email to jnewton623@gmail. com. Eligible applicants should have a Clean driving/criminal record. Minimum of 2yrs. Experience in the eld, Own hand tools. Be Available for evening/weekends service calls. Be a Team Player. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TECHNICIANImmediate opening available! We are looking for an energetic and experienced customer service professional with a strong background in accounting. Position is responsible for the processing of city utility and marina customer billing. Must be procient in Word, Excel and all aspects of cashiering procedures. Min. req. High School Diploma along with four (4) years of customer service experience, of which two (2) years must have been served within a supervisory or lead worker capacity. Prior experience in municipal utility billing is highly desired. Entry: $13.09/Hr. Background, drug screen and physical will be conducted. Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S., or via fax at 727-893-1026. E.O.E. HANDYMAN/JANITORIAL-4hrs a day, Mon., Wed., & Fri. 48 unit Condominium Complex. (Everything outside). Call 727-360-1000. 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2000. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 1999 AUDI A6204K, Cold Air, Loaded. $6,000. 609-204-3002, 860-995-0330. 2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN2 Panel Doors, Runs great, cold A/C, New paint & interior carpet. $1500 OBO 727-289-3893 2006 16X7 ENCLOSED TRAILERDouble Axle, White, Double Rear Door & Side Door. New Ladder Racks, Excellent Condition. $3500 o.b.o. 216-536-4727. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $425MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-5640831. Furniture/Appliances NEW LG DRYER-with Censor and Steam dry. $850. 727-350-3746. MUST TAKE ALL FREE FURNITURETo anyone who will come and take it ALL: 1 triple dresser brown, 1 tall dresser white, 1 yellow sofa bed couch, 1 white rattan desk with chair, 2 blue chairs with 2 stools, 1 dining room table w/6 chairs, 1 wooden headboard, 2 end tables, 1 kitchen stool, 1 large working organ, 36 color TV and TV stand. Contact Annie @ 727-743-7355. 5 PIECE WOOD DINETTE SET-$40. 32 Samsung HD TV. $75. Dan Bury 8pc Light house set $50.Tree Trimmer (new) $10. 727-7769739. WASHER KENMORE PORTABLE-Heavy duty (like New) $179. Refrigerator (small) Magic Chef LG for Camper or Ofce $75. 3 Piece White Wicker/Wood set w/Cushions $125. Sofa, Leather Charcoal in Color (like new) $125. Juiceman 2 Juicer (like new) $75. 727-345-3798 No Answer leave Message. WESTINGHOUSE 40 FLAT SCREEN TV$100. 727-202-6455. BAR STOOLS, COUNTER HEIGHT-Swivel, Beige fabric, gold tone metal. 2 for $50. obo 727-458-4782. General BOOK STORE CLOSEDFor vacation July 23-Sept 3rd. Gone shin! Small Adventures Bookshop in Gulfport. ART, FRAMED, RED SOX FANS-Curse of the Bambino $300. obo. 727-458-4782. Plumbing Help Wanted Automotive

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52 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Musical Instruments LOWREY ORGAN-with base pedals. Walnut nish, good Condition $399. 727-350-3746 Pets/Animals LOVE DOGS?You Can Become A Groomer. Flexible Class Schedule PT/FT Easy Qualifying School Loan. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation: Approved for Veteran Training. Start Any Available Tuesday. Go To Work and Fall in Love. 866-517-9546. www.academyofanimalarts.com Grooming workshop Saturday August 10th 11:00am. FREE KITTENS TO A GOOD HOME727906-2851. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Darryl Fake, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name Extreme Cleaning & More located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. July 25, 2013. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicle on the dates listed below, at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 8/13/13, 11:00 A.M. 2005 Ford F150. 1FTPX12585NB17943 BIG SALE SATURDAY ONLY!-Power Tools, Craftsman Toolbox, Antiques, Ceramics, Household Items, Cape Cod Dishes, Plus size Womans Clothing, and Lots More! 5613 Newton Ave. S. Saturday only 8am.-2pm. SATURDAY 9AM.-1PM-6665 10th Ave. N. Everything Must Go! 4923 TANGERINE AVE S.-Friday Only. 8am.12:00. Kitchen & Household Items, Girls Clothes (size 7-12). Girls room Decor. Metal Wall art, Desk, Lamps, Nic/Nacs, Antique Organ/Sewing Machine $45. and Tons of Misc. 3503 58TH AVE. N.-(Mobile Manor #8). Thurs. thru Sun. Jewelry, Toddler Furniture, Big Variety! SATURDAY 7/27 RAIN DATE SUNDAY9AM4PM. 2838 Clinton St S. Twin Bedroom Set, A/C Goodman 3.5Ton, Ikea Love Seat, Ofce Chair, Shelving Unit, Household, Microwave, Plants, Prints, Speakers. HUGE YARD SALEAntiques, China, Clothes, Old Cameras, Baby Items, Books, All Kinds of Stuff! Saturday 7-3p.m. 700 Hull St. S., Gulfport. (Corner of 7th & Hull) CLOSING OUT PATS SHOPK8 49er Flea Market. 10525 49th St. N. Saturday & Sunday 8:30-1p.m. Banks, Books, Dolls, Houseware, Tapes, Tupperware & Much More. HUGE SALE SATURDAY 8-?6501 62nd St. N. PP, 33781. HUGE RUMMAGE SALE-First United Methodist Church 212 3rd St.N. in Downtown St. Petersburg. 8am 2pmFriday 8/2 Saturday 8/3 Last Hour of Sale, 1p.m.-2pm. Fill a Bag for a Buck! Lunch Available 11:30-1:00pm. both days. 1830 58TH ST. S.Friday & Saturday 8:303:30p.m. 2-Family, Plants, Clothes, Household & Decorative Items. Lost & Found LOST FEMALE CATLong hair, black calico. 5200 block of 17th Ave. S. Last seen Wednesday 7/17. Answers to Miss Kitty. Small 12 Year old. 727-643-3514. LOST PUPPY-8 month old Female Sally. Lost Vicinity of 49th St. & 14th Ave. Medium Height/Friendly. Shepard/Pit mix. Red Collar with her Name. Golden color, Black on tail, White patch on chest. Call Ross The Lawn Mower Man 727-320-6535. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. L.B. General Yard/Garage Sale Card of Thanks SATURDAY 9-35701 12th Ave. S. Everything but the kitchen sink. Baby items, like new, womens brand name clothes, household items. Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. L.B. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. L.B. POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. L. B. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. L.B.

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Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 53 MOTEL/APTS.-$250/Wkly Includes Everything. Swimming Pool, Quiet, Very Clean, No Deposit. Across from Water on St. Pete Bch. 727-410-6599. DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1BR plus enclosed porch. Tile thru-out. Freshly painted. $700/mo. plus $600 security. Includes W/S/G. Call 727452-5942. QUAINT EFF. WITH-Private Entrance, Laundry on Premise, Direct TV, Gated Private Yard. Walking Distance to Marina and Shops. $500/ Mo. plus 1st/last 954-270-4882. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.PASADENA BEAUTYChateaux Tower Great View from this lovely 1BR/1.5BA Condo. All Amenities, clubroom, pool, covered parking. Annual, No Pets, $800/ Mo. MARCOUX REALTY, 727-347-1535, 727360-9494. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028 54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Premesis, Off Street Parking, W/S/G Included. References Required. $500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0602. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-Cable & Water. Covered Parking, Barclay, Clubhouse, 4 Heated Pools. $700/Mo. 1yr. lease. No Pets/Smoking. 727-856-5847 or 727-871-9952. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Housekeeper/Secretary Possible live-in. 727289-3588. FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED-2BR/1BA Duplex. CH/A, Nice, Quiet, Ample Parking. Near Bear Creek Elementary. $750/Mo. +Security. Water Included. No Smoking 727-343-7343. WATERFRONT COTTAGESArt District, 1 & 2BRs, beautifully furnished w/cable TV and Internet plus hot tub, laundry, patio & BBQ. $900-1300/Mo & electric. Short Term, 727345-4060. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Newly Refurbished. 2007 54th St. S. $650/Mo. Includes Water. Annual Lease, 1st & Security. 727-3459620 NEAR STETSON LAW SCHOOLRight Next Door, 2BR/1BA/1CG, Den, Screened Porch, Freshly Painted, New Carpeting, Close to Beaches, Shopping, $895/Mo 727-345-7036. LARGE 1BR/1BAAlley Unit, Recently Updated, Near Stetson. $600/Mo., $600 Dep. Non-Smoking, No Pets, Background Credit Check Required. 727-482-4677. CLEAN 2BR/1BA/1CG-Large Fenced Yard, Screened Patio, Ceiling Fans, W/D hook-up. 1st, Security, Background check. 727-3453564. Beautiful N. St. Pete. SEVERAL FAMILY READY HOMES-for Rent, 2, 3 & 4BRs. All have W/D hookups. Reasonable Rents, 1st and Last to Move in. Section 8 ok. Newly Painted, Clean. Most with Yards. Small Pet Ok with Deposit. Call for Appt. 727565-5565. GULFPORT STUDIO APT.$625/Mo. & Electric. W/S/G included. Small private yard. Nice quiet neighborhood. Background Check. 216536-4727. TREASURE ISLAND YACHT CLUB-Condo, Unfurnished, Large 1BR/1.5BA, Renovated. Cable/Water Included. W/D. $850/Mo. Yearly Lease. Small Pet Considered. 727-343-5500 After 4:30pm. GULFPORT MARINA2BR/1BA, Kitchen rights, furnished, separate entry, parking, fenced. $750/Mo. 727-328-0244. 2BR/1BA BLOCK HOME-14th Ave. S & 52nd. Large Screened Porch, New Paint, Hook-ups. Available Sept. $795/Mo. plus Deposit. Text or Call 727-642-6049. 1BR/1.5BA CONDO850sf. With 2 patios on 7th fairway Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. W/Dh hookups, carport, storage, freshly painted. Great for Stetson Students! $850/Mo. Call Carl Boake, 727-239-1300. Furnished Rentals TOWN SHORES GULFPORT-Penthouse. Great Waterfront view from Balcony. 2BR/2BA, Washer/Dryer in Condo. Under Bldg. Parking. 727-347-9690 or 727-543-8139. GULFPORT 2BR APT.$650/Mo. 1 Mos. Security. Background Check. St. Pete 2BR House, Sell or Rent. $600/Mo. or $35,000. 727-321-1793, 727-502-7530. Vacation Rentals WATERFRONT GULFPORT MARINAHouse 2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D, DW, Fully Furnished, Fenced, Concrete Parking. Pet Friendly. Vacation, Weekly or Monthly. 727-328-0203. Open House TOWN SHORES OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 5980 Shore Blvd. S. Diplomat #309. 1BR/1-1/2BA. Deluxe. Move-in Ready. Partially Furnished. Asking $129,900. Susan Wagner, CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY 727-384-1288 Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale (727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830Advertising@theGabber.comtheG a b b e r Since 1968Any Business Any BudgetBusiness Classified Ads as low as $15.00 Real Estate / Service Guide from $15.00 Business Feature Story $250 Service Business Card $31.25 Display Advertising from $51.60 per issueServing the Community Every Thursday Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget.

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54 Gabber July 25 July 31, 2013 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 2/2 WATERFRONT CONDO 2nd Floor, T.S. Fairfax, pet friendly, new wood oors, paint & windows. Covered parking. $105,000. Call 727-289-3893. MOBILE HOME LARGE DOUBLEWIDE 2/2 Possible. Most Private Location, New Electrical & Plumbing, Some Other Repairs Needed. Asking $9,870 (Negotiable) Call 727-347-3555 for Appt. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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