Gabber ( June 20, 2013 )

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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
Creation Date: June 20, 2013
Publication Date: 08-01-2013


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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089435/00264

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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
Creation Date: June 20, 2013
Publication Date: 08-01-2013


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


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

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No. 2321 August 1 August 7, 2013 Too Cool for the Heat Despite a balmy 100 degrees Tuesday afternoon, Gulfportian Jackson Shook grins and bears the heat underneath his hoodie. Jackson was waiting to board the Gulfport Rec Center bus after spending an afternoon at the St. Pete Beach Community Center pool with the rest of his summer camp group. The Ace of SpadesOn a recent visit to St. Pete Beach, Marine Captain Phillip Ash (center) presented Terri and Mike Finnerty, President and Vice President of SPB Support Our Troops, with a plaque and a ag own over Afghanistan during a mission called Ace of Spades. Captain Ash served three tours of duty in Afghanistan and received care packages from St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops during all three of his deployments. St. Pete Beach Votes to Lower TaxesBy Cathy Salustri Businesses and residents on St. Pete Beach will pay lower property taxes next year. At the July 23 commission meeting, the commission voted to lower the tentative millage (tax rate) to 2.8569 mils. Currently, beach property owners pay 3.2819 mils. A tentative millage rate may go down further as the commission discusses the budget but it cannot increase without meeting several legal obligations and garnering substantial public input. Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, who spoke vocally against a tax increase last year, says that this decrease, coupled with a debt service millage of .0878 on the police station that the city no longer pays, means a 15% drop in city taxes. The debt service refers to money owed on the police station; the city made its last payment on the building in July 2013. What does that mean for property owners on St. Pete Beach? On their last tax bill, they paid $3.28 for every $100,000 of assessed property value, after any deductions. This coming year they will pay no more than $2.86 per the same $100,000. For properties like the Don CeSar assessed at $38.1 million this See Taxes, page 7


2 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 First Friday Art Walk Gulfport Art Walk takes place on of every month all year long, from 6-10 p.m. Meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers, stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians appear at venues throughout the waterfront district. There is no admission charge for this pet and family-friendly event. 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. For more information, follow on Facebook www. facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk, visit www.GulfportMA.com or call 727322-5217.


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4 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 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. 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. Join them Sunday August 4th from 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. 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.


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Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 7 Taxes, from front page means that instead of paying $121,834.02, it will pay $108,847.89 in city taxes. For a 5,000 square foot waterfront residence with an assessed value of $480,000 after factoring in a homestead exemption, instead of $1616.10, homeowners will pay $1374.17. Of course, residents still may face tax increases from the county, the state and local school boards, the Southwest Water Management District, EMS, the health department, the Pinellas Planning Council, and the Juvenile Welfare Board. These other taxing authorities account for roughly 80% of your tax bill. Commissioners voted 3-2 to lower the city tax rate, with District One Commissioner Lorraine Huhn and District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher casting the two dissenting votes. The city will hold two more public meetings about the budget, at which the public may speak.Volunteer for Great Bay Scallop Search Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteer boats to participate in the Great Bay Scallop Search on Saturday, August 24th. The event is a resource monitoring program where community volunteers snorkel to search for scallops in select areas within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bays. The event has been conducted annually since 1993 with the goal to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. Tampa Bay Watch will coordinate 45 volunteer boaters with more than 180 participants to search selected sites for the elusive bay scallops. Volunteers with shallow draft boats are still needed for the event. Go to tampabaywatch.org for more information. Red Hot Bingo The Red Hot Beach Nuts of Gulfport had a grand time with their Summer Bingo event. Twenty ladies on July 25th used pennies and peanuts to mark their cards and won both gifts and cash prizes for a bingo. Janis Crew who joined the Red Hot Beach Nuts in 2010 has a new title in the royal court as Princess. Congratulations! A special thanks to Doris Peck for the use of her club house for this event. Next outing is the Yuengling Brewery Tour on August 14th.


8 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 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 (1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport). 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. Come Sing with Sunsation Show Chorus Now beginning its 10th Season, the versatile chorus continues to offer harmonies of Broadway melodies, pop standards and fun classics. You can be part of it. Previous choral experience is helpful. Starting August 20, the group meets every Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Avenue in Pinellas Park. Three 2-hour shows are performed each November to April season. In addition, a number of shows are performed at various senior homes and clubhouses throughout Pinellas County. To schedule an appointment or for more information call Ron, 321-8093 or visit www. sunsationshowchorus.com. Get your GeckoFest Ball Tickets Now In case youre new in town or have been sound asleep for the past several weeks you need to know that Gulfports fabulous, mostly costume, Geckofest Ball is on for August 24 with the main event, Geckofest a few days later on the 31st. Tickets to the Ball are $30 apiece. What you probably dont know is that there are only 250 seats available at the Casino and tickets are selling fast due to the great work of the committee. Make sure you get your tickets now while there are still some available. Tickets are available at the Chamber, several downtown shops and at The Gulfport Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 9 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 a Broadway song (not from Annie) 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. For more information and to schedule an audition time please call, 727481-7359. Walk-ins are welcome, however, scheduled appointments 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.


10 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Letters Heads up, Gulfport Dear Editor: Janet Folsom's portraits in the Hickman Theater lobby are an absolute joy! From the "Future Movie Director" to the grandfather no one likes, these paintings reach out and tweak, period. I know these folks from the library, the grocery store, my childhood, my crazy neighborhood now. So do you. But I urge you to visit them. Get reacquainted. Pay your respects. You'll be glad you did.April BrownNot for the spray trucks Dear Editor: In response to last week's letter calling for a return of spray trucks, may I say to that writer, and also what she should tell her guests is: "This is Florida. We have mosquitos and other bugs. Get used to it." I spend a lot of time outdoors, have not noticed a worsening problem, 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. and do not care to be subject to truck spraying. Poisons kill not only well, which in turn affects our birds and wildlife. The stated idea that "we need the once a week spraying to control or completely rid the city absurd. The writer also stated "I don't know why no one has a mosquito problem but me." Perhaps checking and eliminating anything around her home holding water which breeds them, would help solve her problem. How about building a bat house? Otherwise, I suggest handing each summer visitor a can of insect repellent, and encourage them to visit during more mosquito-free winter months. Or, instead, perhaps visiting her out-of-state guests in the summer would provide a mosquito comparison opportunity. I hear other states have them, and bigger ones too!Jude Bagatti Learn about Birds of Prey Get up-close and personal with the Wild Avian Ambassadors of St. Petersburgs Boyd Hill Nature Preserve during a lively and educational program by Gabe Vargo, Birds of Prey Volunteer Caretaker on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Guy Harvey Outpost a TradeWinds Beach Resort, Conference Center, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Attendees will learn about raptors natural history and the basic ecology of the species, their adaptations, and why they play a key role in our ecosystem. This family friendly event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free, arrive early. Reservations are appreciated. Please leave message with name and number attending at 727 343-1272.


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Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 15 Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport. 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 checkup, 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. 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. Bayway Bridge Closure On Friday, August 2, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans to close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for concrete placement. The FDOT may change this schedule depending on the weather. FDOT workers will make sure emergency vehicles can get through the work zone as needed. Workers will not necessarily have eastbound lanes closed all day, however drivers should anticipate closures and pay attention to information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (www.theGabber.com) as we learn of them. You can also get e-mail updates about the Bayway construction project. E-mail roadwork@dot.


16 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 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. 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 Jolly, the project will include a 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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18 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 This Weeks Solution Learn How to Use a Chart The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series: How to Use a Chart, will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, August 14 from 7-9 p.m. understand. This seminar walks the boater through what they need to know in an interesting and entertaining way. Students will be provided with a Maptech Waterproof Flip-fold Chart Symbols Reference and On-The-Water Guide to take along when boating. You will be shown how to plot a safe course with the USPS Plotter and be sure you are following the rules of the road. Course will be held at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 19 The Gabs When you want to know the truth, you go to the experts. We went to Cousins Pizza and asked the staff there to tell us what theyd put on the perfect pizza.Thomas Daubs, Cook and Pizza Dough Wrangler: Cheese. Joe Hashim, Manager and Head Chef: Margherita (fresh tomatoes and mozzarella). Stephan Petanowick, Assistant Manager: White spinach with artichokes. Cody Dewberry, Cook : Steak Pizzaiola. Its like a Philly Cheesesteak, but on a pizza.


20 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 VBS at Gulfport United Methodist Come one, come all! Gulfport United Methodist Church presents their 2013 Vacation Bible School, The Everywhere Fun Fair. This will be August 5th-9th from 5:30-8 p.m. Come join them for music, crafts, games, prizes and much more. information at 727-321-3620. Church address is 2728 53rd Street S. Enter on 28th Ave. side of the building. They will be looking for you! Benet Yard Sale On Friday, August 2 from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, August 3 from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Pilgrim Child Development Center of Pilgrim Congregational Church is holding a yard sale to pay for the canopy over their playground climber. Their goal is to reach $500. Pilgrim Child Development Center children 2-VPK age sine 1969. The address is 6315 Central Avenue with the preschool actually located at First Ave. N. and 63rd St. in St. Petersburg. Park in the church parking lot and you will see directions to the sale. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 21 DivorceCare Class and Support Group Pasadena Community Church, LEC (Life Enrichment Center) Building will offer a DivorceCare Class and Support Group on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. from August 21-November help and healing for the hurt of divorce or separation. Registration fee is $15 (scholarships available). Child Care provided by PrimeTime for Kids Program for K-5th grade. Arrangements can be made for younger children for a fee. Contact Lisa Baker at 727-437-6222. 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. Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. a great price! Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


22 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Come to the Chamber Mixer The next Mixer of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce will be held on Thursday, Augusut 15th at 5:30 p.m. at Js, 3128 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Combine Js Early Bird Specials starting at 4 p.m., (dinners at $10.99), with the Mixer at 5:30 p.m. and the Gulfport Social, featuring Michael McCue behind the bar and DJ Daniel Hodge for the rest of the night. Bring your business cards and brochures for a fun way to interact with a broad cross section of the business community. Mark your calendar, this is not an event to be missed. Join Operation A Gift for Learning Now The vision is to deliver a truckload of school supplies to the Gulfport Elementary School on or before backto-school day this year. Your Chamber and the local outlet for Americas day campaign among the business community called Operation A Gift for Learning, to raise the money necessary to achieve their vision. They are asking every Member to donate whatever you can afford so that they can take advantage of mega willingness to sell all the types of school supplies the kids need at cost or even below cost due to some vendors making matching gifts. Its a chance to get a big bang for your charitable buck. Every dollar collected goes to the teachers and kids. Most of these kids come from families whose incomes are well below the poverty level and have been at least partially supplied by their teachers out of the teachers own pockets. You can help these kids by writing a check, dropping off cash or using All checks are to be made out to The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and may be delivered or mailed to the Chamber at 4926 Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport, FL 33707 or at Americas Business Source/The Cell Phone Solution at 5014 Gulfport Boulevard, Gulfport, FL 33707. Please do it now. the corner. CTK Seeks Volunteers Clothes To Kids (CTK) is actively seeking adult and youth volunteers at their St. Pete location, 3251 Third Avenue N., Suite 145. Adults can work with clients (shoppers), provide data entry, receptionist, or stockroom the following volunteer positions: a receptionist each Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings; 2 3 positions for Friday morning to help clients shop and backroom sorters Monday Friday each week. For information call 727-327-7100 and speak to Carole or visit www. ClothesToKids.org. CTK accepts clothing donations from 8:30-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and needs school uniforms! organization which provides free clothing to low-income or in crisis school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. Call 4415050. Wi neFREEGarlic Knots with purchase of Any Large Piz zaO ers can not be combined with Va l P ak C oupons Exp 8/18/13Piz za & Beer Special EVERY WEDNESDA Y! Buy Any Large Piz za and get a Pitcher of Beer for $4$3 OFF Any Large Piz zaO ers can not be combined with Va l P ak C oupons Exp 8/18/13 No w serving Alfredo & Fresh Spinach Saladwith chicke n & bacon$5 OFF$25 Or MoreO ers can not be combined with Va l P ak C oupons Exp 8/18/13 2813 Beach Blvd. Gulfport FL 33707 $2 Bud Light pints on Ta p College Students show your ID to receive 10% OF F Happy Hour Specials 4-7 Dollar Draft $3 Wi ne $2 bottle domestic beers $6 Pitchers fr om your neighborhood Cousins Pizzeria FREE Delivery To Restaurants! Call For Details Gr eat Selection of Meat & Poultry To ma ota ro ra ear ange s re ean ood ood costs ee ood ood costs ee s s OPEN 7 DA YSMon~Sat 10am~5pm Sun 10am~2pmWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS N OW ACCEPTINGEBT727-323-0051501 49th St SSt Pete 33707Cor ner of 49th Str eet So. & 5th Av e The BEST FRESHEST V eggies Ar ound!


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24 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Register for Pirates Football Registration is now open for Gulfport Pirates Football for kids ages 4-14. Call 727-266-2406 or visit www.GulfportPirates.com. Practices are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 6-7:45 p.m. at Hoyt Field, 2306 56th Street S. in Gulfport; and Wednesday and Friday from 6-7:45 p.m. at Bear Creek Park, 100 58th Street N. in St. Petersburg. Check out Local Artists Show at Hickman Janet Folsom (resident of Gulfport since 1996) has a show of her work called Portraits in oil medium at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport through August 31st. Hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday 84 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8 -7 p.m.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 25 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: Bicycle Laws Q: I would like to know what the bike laws are here in Gulfport. Are bikes allowed on the sidewalks? Because I have yet to see a sign that says they are not! Mike Chapman A: Gulfport follows state law when it comes to bicycles, which allows for riding a bike on sidewalks (Chapter 316.2065). Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent interprets the law to mean that bicyclists can ride on sidewalks, but when they do, "they are considered pedestrians. However, bicyclists must yield to foot-based pedestrians when using a sidewalk." In addition, the chief says, "they have the right of way when crossing even at a crosswalk, without giving vehicles time to stop; they may not between two adjacent, signaled intersections (such as exist in downtown St. Pete)." Chamber Member of the Month At the July 18 Board of Directors Meeting of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, by a unanimous vote, J. DeFeo Suncoast Properties, LLC was chosen to be Member of the Month. Jim DeFeo, their landlord, is being recognized for the extensive facade improvement program now in progress. By beautifying an entire business block at the east end of Gulfport Boulevard he is creating an attractive and welcoming entrance to the city. Jim has also worked closely with their Mentor group in opening up his space to start-up companies such as The Gulfport Grind, The Gulfport Dive Center and The Cell Phone Solution. He also contracted with a local contractor, Tisdale Construction to do both the facade improvement work and the renovation of the former Gulfport Hardware Store.


26 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 By Holiday Mathis The energy of the cosmic lion is honored and celebrated through the week, especially during the new moon sign push of playfulness, creativity and childlike optimism that is best channeled into endeavors that are open to interpretation. Those who employ right-brained functions of that they connect with success in unexpected ways. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Is the it sparkle because its continually burning off the old and reaching for new depths within? Your guiding planet will inspire you to burn off some stale energy while simultaneously searching the depths of your soul for new sources of fuel. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are different kinds of compromises. The kind you make because its easier to agree and to not make the other person work too hard will in time be a bother. Dont be afraid to ask others to put in more effort. Otherwise, youll be in a position of obligation and possibly feeling resentment later down the road. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your sign mate Carrie Fisher suggested in Hollywood because everyone does fake closeness so well. Similarly, youll be among polished people, and youll wonder: Are they acting? Maybe so, but there is genuine feeling underneath the act, so dont be too cynical. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Theyll sing your praises, assuming you want this. They dont know you very well. You like praise, but only in certain settings. If overdone, the pressure of expectation becomes too great; plus, others see you as competition. Fridays stroke of luck will make up for any discomfort you felt earlier in the week. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). spinning like a wheel of fortune. You see various possibilities come and go. Where will the wheel land this time? You are not in Vegas, so the rules are different, and you shouldnt leave too much to chance. Take hold of this wheel and steer it where you need it to go. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It may seem counterintuitive, but people dont become self-actualized by strictly serving their own purposes. The bigger and more helpful your cause the more it can favorably shape your destiny. Note that large causes are often executed in small kindnesses. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What does the sun look like in Tulsa? Is it different from the sunshine in Tokyo or Sydney? Theres somewhere not as distant that youd do well to visit. The experience will cause your perception to shift. The feeling that comes from this place will cause you to see things in a different light from the light you get at home. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You dont rest soundly until you know your work is done, your relationships are in good standing and your efforts have been delivered in good faith. For these reasons, the sleep you get on Wednesday and Thursday nights will be particularly good. The weekend brings fresh responsibility, and youre up for it. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Vocabulary matters, even beyond grade school. Dont worry. Its not as hard as it seems to add this level of sophistication to your interactions, and yet the result is that youll command interest when you speak. A mere 50 words can make the difference between a respected vocabulary and a boring one. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). the suns rays, while black traps them and absorbs more heat. And yet you dress for style, not temperature. Youll do other things to celebrate your style this week that may make you physically uncomfortable even though youre spiritually and creatively vibrant. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Like a thriller in which the bad guy you thought was gone keeps popping up with fresh intent, a bothersome project or issue seems reluctant to leave your scene this week. In the movies, the hero has to win. Since youre the star of this show, be persistent and do what it takes to bring this to a satisfying conclusion. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sometimes it feels like youre singing the worlds most beautiful song to people who lack a tasteful ear. It doesnt matter. Keep singing. The way to raise the taste bar is to expose people several times to something different, something progressive. This week, what feels like a futile effort is actually divine work. This Week's Birthdays: Youll masterfully mesh your needs with the needs of your loved ones. Youll inspire others to switch to more and cooperative methods, as well. Youll bump into friendly, interesting people everywhere you go this month and pick up tips you can apply to making money. In September, use your psychic sense to invest. As far as love goes, the logical choice is not the winning one. In November, asserting your independence only makes someone want to get closer to you. Youll excel as you apply your talents to Januarys professional challenge. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Jay & Lota KaraokeTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Sherry Lacey Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna Karaoke Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Mike Furman 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woodie, Music for listening & dancing Call Jay at 727-688-3040 to schedule Weather permitting


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 27 Open 11 Am 10 PM 7 Days a W eek 7 Days a W eek Oysters, Clams & Mussels & Mu ss el s Baby Back RibsCajun, BBQ, or Plain j ,, Giant Lobster T ails Congratulations Cecelia and Cole! Cecelia Castaneda and Cole Bowles-Jenner are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding on November 23, 2013. Cecelia is the daughter of Louis and Mary Beth Castaneda. She is a graduate of The University of South Florida, with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She currently attends Barry University where she is pursuing a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy. Cole is the son of Colin and Lynn Bowles-Jenner. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelors degree in marketing. He is currently a carpenter at E2-Walls. The couple love the beach and their wedding would not be complete without a Gulfport venue. After being married at Fort DeSoto, Cecelia and Cole will celebrate with a reception at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. Following a honeymoon cruise, the couple plan to reside in the area. Adult Coed Volleyball League Begins New adult coed volleyball league play begins Wednesday, August 21 at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 M.L. King Jr. Street North. Gather with your friends and family for a fun and social experience. Register for the new adult volleyball leagues 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.


28 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Local Owners Serve Local Beers Amanda Fiorini pulls a draft of Orange Blossom Pilsner during her shift at PJs Oyster Bar on St. Pete Beach. Down the bar from Amanda, two women debated the merits of Orange Blossom versus the Coconut Porter. Owners Bret and Kelli Umstead, lifelong Pinellas residents, make an effort to rotate local craft beers through their beach business. Buy a Brick Build a Better Library If youre looking for a way to get your business name out to the public and do a great thing for your community, buy a brick, (or two)! The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library (a fellow Member), is raising funds for the completion of the librarys new Reading Garden. Purchasing a brick to be engraved and placed in the Garden requires no renewal fees and lasts into perpetuity. One brick is $100/get 2 bricks for a total of $150. Your donations are tax deductible. Contact David Mather, Library Administrator at 893-1075 for more information and an order form.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 S., Gulfport (drive south on 49th 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.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 29 Good for You! Mrs. Ruth Connor, born June 27, 1915, celebrates her 98th Birthday with friends! Happy Birthday, Ruth!


30 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 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 are Cousins Pizza, Js, Neptune Grill, 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 held at Js from 9 to 10 p.m. and will 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 purchased for $5 each at Js when 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. 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.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 31 Back-To-School Care Fair To prepare children for the start of school on August 19th the Junior League of St. Petersburg will hold its annual back to school program initiative, the 17th Annual Back-ToSchool Care Fair on Saturday, August 3rd. The event will kick off at 8 a.m. at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center located at 1111 18th Avenue S.in St. Petersburg. The Back-To-School Care Fair is an event that provides free medical exams including physicals, immunizations, vision screenings and dental exams to any Kindergarten through 12th grade student registered to attend Pinellas County Schools for the upcoming school year. Each participating child will be given backpacks stuffed with school supplies. will receive free medical exams provided by All Childrens Hospital. Immunizations will be provided by the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Vision exams as well as diabetes screenings will be provided by The St. Pete Lions Club. The Pinellas County Dental Hygiene Association will be performing dental exams. The Black Nurses Association will be offering free cholesterol screenings to both children and adults. Registration begins at 8 a.m.and closes at 11 a.m. for families wishing to partake in this portion of the event. Over thirty agencies that serve the people of Pinellas County will also be on hand to provide information on local services available to residents. Other activities taking place during the Back-To-School Care Fair include on-site school registration provided by Pinellas County Schools, as well as bicycle safety training between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children who participate in the bicycle safety training will receive a free helmet while supplies last. Also, join the Junior League of St. Petersburgs Kids Create Committee for arts and crafts, and receive a free book from Give-a-Book. Additional activities will be provided by the Tampa Bay Rays Street Team, Great Explorations Childrens Museum, Radio Disney and the WiLD 94.1 Street Team. For more information call 727895-5018.


32 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY starting August 5, 10:00 ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Community Involvement Consulting: Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 11:00 am. A staff member from Congressman C.W. information and to listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions on the Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., August 15, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of My Antonia by Willa Cather, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. SCORE Counseling: Tues., August 27. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS Summer Storytime & Summer Storytime Garden Jamboree: Join us every Thursday for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Dont miss our special SS Garden Jamboree on the last Thursday of every month this summer. Sing songs, play instruments & have a great time in the new Circle of Friends Garden! Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program for Grades K-5: End of Summer Reading Program Party: Thurs., August 8, 7:00 pm. See the one and only Jiggleman perform gravity-defying tricks as he has demonstrated around the country and on the Late Show with David Letterman. Fun for everyone! For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading Program: End of Summer Program Teen Gaming Nite & Party: Wed., August 7, 7:00 pm. Come have a blast as we celebrate with video games & tasty treats! Teen Financial Literacy & Job Skills Program Your Career, Your Finances & You: Part 1: Wed., Aug. 7, 1:00 3:30 pm. Part 2: Fri., Aug. 9, 1:00 3:30 pm. Youve got a great future ahead of you, right? Learn the skills youll need to help ensure that it is. Youll learn about resumes, interviews, and team building. All this and prizes, too! Sponsored by Junior Achievement and Bank of America. Preregister at the Reference Desk or call 727893-1073. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAMRegistrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2013-2014 TOT TIME PROGRAM Preregistration for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. 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 able. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 3rd 2013 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM Pre-registration for the 2013-2014 VPK Program are currently being accepted. 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 County, Inc. and the child must receive a Tuesday, September 3rd and is limited to 10 children. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. at 4004411 for questions or call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info Starts Tues. Aug. 20th. 6:15 to 7:15. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon @ 727550-7185 Aug. 7 Jr Class5-6p.m. Adult class-67p.m. www.bevolleyacademy.com CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Joyce at 727-345-0679 Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus.scholar@gmail.com 5:30-6:15p.m. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. THE CASINO 9:15-10:30 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. at 280-4276. HALL,Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 5574258. FALL Call Tamara at 512-2763. Rachel at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental ation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 33 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070The NOISEMAKER'S End of Summer Concert Sat., Aug. 10, 2pm, $5 Open to Public Info 727-345-7472 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Aug. 4, 6-10pm, $7 (No Ballroom Dance Aug. 11) ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Aug. 18, 6-10pm, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 7-11pm, $7 7-8pm Lesson, 8-11pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Thursday, Aug. 8 & 15 Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your August schedule or go online at http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org The Summer hours for the Center is as follows: Monday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evening classes are still available at the Senior Center. Wii Bowling on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Italian Class for Beginners on Tuesday at 6 p.m., Italian Dance Practice on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and Card Games on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. SPECIAL EVENTS Movie Day at the Snack BarTuesday, August 13, 11 a.m. Watch a FREE movie and get a great deal on lunch for $2.50! Stetson Elder Law presents Elder Consumer Fraud Awareness Wednesday, August 7 at 1 p.m. Learn about consumer fraud and scams aimed at the elderly, ways to help protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim. Free The Puzzle Pages Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. Free Fun For Everyone! Come out and play word seek, crosswords, Sudoku and many other puzzles with all your friends at the Senior Center. Free What will Your Legacy Be? Monday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m. Entrepreneur Pat Dunham speaks about things that you can do today to leave a footprint and make a difference for tomorrow. Free Movie Day at the Snack BarTuesday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. Watch a FREE movie and get a great deal on lunch for $3.00! The Law of Attraction Wednesday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m. Join Life Coach, Kathy Lane, as she teaches you how to visualize what you want. Free Happy Birthday to YOU Tuesday, August 20 at 12:00 p.m. A Birthday Party with cake and ice cream for everyone. Whether you are celebrating an August Birthday or not, this party is for you! 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 (appetizers) and hula lessons with a fantastic Hula dance games and more. Tickets are $3.00. Songs for the Pantry!Victor R. Helou sings acapella with a taste of comedy on Wednesday, August 28 at 1:30 p.m. Victor Helou has performed in various Broadway productions, movies, as well as commercials, print ads and voiceovers. The price of a ticket is non-perishable food item/s or a small grocery gift card. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. SPECIAL SERVICES The Center offers Shine the 1st and 3rd Tuesday by appointment only. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance 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 one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, To schedule an appointment, please call 893-2237 or 8931231. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service: Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242. Fitness Center Schedule: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. AARP Driving Classes are offered August 6 & 13 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. $12 for AARP member and $14 for non-member. Call 893-1231 or 893-2237 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm MoreActivities: www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org. Monthly Trips to: Downtown St. Pete Medical-32 trips; Pasadena Medical-96 trips; Grocery up to 50 trips; Walmart-34 trips


34 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Local ObituariesRICOTTILLI, BRENDA J., 62, of Gulfport, passed away July 24. Her magical spirit has found a home in heaven. Guestbook at davidcgross. com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/ obituaries/sptimes/obituary-browse. aspx?page=5&recentdate=0&entries perpage=10#sthash.sgd716lv.dpuf. S TIERWALT DORIS A., (Kravarik/ Good/McCready), age 74, of Gulfport, FL passed July 26, 2013 at Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL. Born Aug. 13, 1938 in Norwalk Ct. Doris is survived by her loving husband, John Stierwalt, who is currently at Bay Pines VA Hospice. She also has two children, Louise Good Haines of Gulfport and George E. Good and his wife Carol of Spokane, WA; grandmother to Kenneth Stump III and AnnMarie Stump of St. Pete, FL, Chelsea Good, Andrew Good, Mark Gray and Marie Gray of Spokane, WA. There are also four great-grandchildren: Anthony, Avery, Austin and Elise. Her parents were John Kravarik and Alice Anderson Kravarik. Doris, the youngest of seven children, is "little sister" to Jack Kravarik and wife James Robert Kravarik and wife Pat of Lantana, FL, George Kravarik and wife Dottie of Stoddard, NH, Larry Kravarik and wife Margie (deceased) of Harwington, CT, Frank Kravarik and wife Sylvia of NC and Wallace Kravarik (deceased) and wife Dorine of Bethel,CT her favorite niece TerryAnn Kravarik of Brewster, NY and Doris will also be missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews. A forever beautiful lady with a beautiful voice and heart, she shared her many talents with us. Singing, dancing (she was accepted to be a NYC Rockette at one time), drawing, playing harmonica, and designing crafts. Doris was also active for many years with the American Legion Andy Anderson Post 125 Ladies Auxilliary as a board member, PR person, Historian and all around support person. She wrote American Legion related articles for the Gulfport Gabber and the Sunset Gazette. Doris was also well-known around Gulfport for her many years of working at the Gulfport Tru-Value Store in the WinnDixie shopping center. A memorial service date is yet to be announced, but will be held at the American Legion Post 125. Please watch for a detailed announcement in the Gabber soon. 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 Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .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. 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 (appetizers) and hula lessons with a fantastic Hula dance demonstration. $3. Event to support the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. 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.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 35 End of Summer Reading Program Party Come celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a performance from the one and only Jiggleman on Thursday, August 8th 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. 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 Street S. in Gulfport. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and policecommunity partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are National Association of Town Watch (NATW) has announced that the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO) program will culminate on Tuesday, August 6. Give crime and drugs a going away party this year at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. in Gulfport on Tuesday August 6 starting at 6 p.m. 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 Douglas Jamerson Elementarys. 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 893-1068 for more information.


36 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Crisis!My computer crashed. What to do? How to do it? What to do with my time? It's like the power went out. No tv, no radio, no lights, no stove well, not that bad, but is amazing how dependent on electronics we've become. Kind of like those early car owners who moved out of the city and their car it themselves. Not going to happen here. It's off to the Apple store. Now I know what kids feel when their tv, radio, iPod, cell phone, iPad privileges are taken away. Does anyone really do that anymore? Speaking of cell phones, it's the saviour. A mini-computer. But such a tiny screen and keyboard. Absurd. So, I'm grounded. newspaper sites or news aggregators; no more detours to obscure, but seemingly interesting links; no more crawling through extraneous facts; no more wasting my time. The smart phone works, but geez, it's not the same. It's back to reading books and every magazine and catalogue in the house. Time to do put-off-to-now tasks. Still no considerations of "why don't you do that project you've been talking about?" Still big gaps in time after 3,000 photos. I'll know in 3 to 5 days. Meantime, big problem. How to write this column. Not the smart phone. My thumbs won't last that long. Maybe my wife' s iPad. If you're reading this, it worked. Of course, there's always pen and pencil and someone to re-type into the computer. But that's too retro. Besides my cursiveness deteriorated so badly that no one else can read it. My printing's not much better. No wonder the schools are having so much trouble with teaching writing (do they anymore?). So, how to adjust to this new found time? Just caught the tail end of a story about the aftermath of the storm "Sandy" which clobbered the northern East coast this spring. Lots of babies being born. Maybe that's the answer to this country's declining birth rates. Take away the electronics. No lights, no radio, no TV, no electronics. No virtual anything. Then, I thought, maybe that's the answer for me. Then, I thought, "REALLY?". I'll just spend the time typing on an IPad. P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek


Gabber August 1 August 7, 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 House Comm. Mtg.6pm 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.orgHot 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


38 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 7/19 Juvenile Trouble5900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk 31st Ave. S. Animal Call5400 Blk 9th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble51st St & 18th Ave. S. Domestic5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct2100 Blk 54th St. S. Hit & Run5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 7/20 Juvenile Trouble5700 Blk Newton Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2800 Blk Newton Ave. S. Burglary1300 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft5700 Blk 16th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Civil Matter5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Sunday 7/21 Domestic5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Stolen Vehicle1000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary Residence5900 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. DUI15th Ave. & York St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5400 Blk 18th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Monday 7/22 Armed Person58th St. & 15th Ave. S. Fire Structure2200 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Civil Matter5600 Blk 11th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Panhandling5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Tuesday 7/23 Disorderly Conduct5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise2500 Blk York St. S. Juvenile Trouble5200 Blk 8th Ave. S.Domestic6300 Blk 7th Ave. S. Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Fraud/Forgery5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Civil Matter700 Blk 60th St. S. Wednesday 7/24 Disorderly Conduct5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Residence6100 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 18th Ave. S. Keep the Peace5000 Blk 18th Ave. S. Animal Call2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Animal Call5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Civil Matter1300 Blk 56th St. S. Domestic5300 Blk 17th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary Residential4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Thursday 7/25 Domestic5600 Blk 31st St. S. Burglary Residential2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Prowler1600 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem2400 Blk 53rd St. S.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Fun for your Brain Join in the fun at the Puzzle Party 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. 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 727-323-0051 or stop by the store at 501 49th Street S. Start saving today!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. Junior Clinics:. Wed., Aug. 28, Tues., Sept. 10 and Wed., Sept. 18 is 5:30-7 p.m. Adult Clinics: Tues., Aug. 13, Wed., Aug 28, Tues., Sept. 10 and Wed. Sept. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per player for for each clinic. 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 or 893-1068 for more information.


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Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 41 Pianist for New Singing Group On Mondays at 2:30 p.m., a new singing group is forming at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. If you enjoy music, then this is for you! Meet new instructor Evelyn Kandzer. They are also looking for a volunteer accompanist pianist. For those of you who have called in the past with interest, please come and join the new group. Call Gail at 727-893-2237. 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 is koldunai (meat 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. Democratic Club to Meet The August 8th meeting of the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will feature Dr. Michael Grego, Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools and Brad Miller, Chief executive of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Do not miss this meeting. Time permitting, the speakers will take questions, encourage discussion. The meeting, which will be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a delicious buffet dinner at 6:30 ($15, make reservations please at 727-360-3971) and guests presentations. Public Safety Boating Class An ABS (All about Boating Safety) Class will be offered on Saturday, August 10th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Cost is $40 per person, books and materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive the State of Florida bobber card. For information and registration call 727-399-7986. Register Now for the Afterschool Program at The Community CenterST. PETE BEACHThis school year The City of St. Pete Beach will be offering afterschool care for 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.Call 727363-9245.


42 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 After two months of training and much fretting, Calypso earned her therapy dog bandana last Saturday. Pasadena Pet Motels trainer, Stefan Herceg, played a tremendous role in getting this middle-aged dachshund up to snuff for the evaluation. For a therapy dog, Calypso doesnt really know when to stop crying for attention. But dont let her bad behavior from getting your dog tested as a therapy dog; she only cries, in this instance, because she wants me to let her misbehave, and Im making her trainer before I focus on her. About two months ago, I wrote How to Become a Therapy Dog and chronicled Calypsos progress and failure as she tried to earn a red bandana, the hallmark of a Therapy Dogs International therapy dog. Although she really didnt fail, as Kristen Triplett, the owner of Pasadena Pet Motel, explained to me. I did. Calypso never learned to sit or lie down or do anything but be cute. As my best friend, that didnt matter. But if I wanted her to go into nursing homes, hospitals, or even the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, shed need to come up to speed on basic commands.How to Become a Therapy Dog, Part Two Enter Stefan Herceg, a 20-year-old dog trainer at Pasadena Pet Motel, dogs and police dogs and even a trainers at Pasadena Pet Motel have trained therapy dogs). We worked out a deal: he would train her and I would write about it, whether or not she passed her test. Two or three days a week, I dropped off my faithful companion at Pasadena Pet Motel, where Stefan made her understand that she was not the boss. You see, Calypso is something of a diva. Shes always enjoyed free run of our world. If she were a human child she would be the one running through the toy store, ripping open new toys and breaking them and then walking away and Id be there, laughing nervously. As far as 13-pound dogs go, not a big deal, but TDI was clear: my dog needed training to pass. Stefans main task? To outlast her stubbornness, no easy feat when facing a breed bred to get a badger out of a tunnel no matter what. The me a text message: Whooopeeee! After that, it seemed as though every day Stefan had a new triumph to report, and more and more I saw Calypso making eyes at him when she saw him. I had to wait to work with her they wanted it really ingrained in her to


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 43 sit and down and stay before they let me start giving her commands. Seeing as how Id failed at training her at all, I really couldnt blame them. I had about a week or two of working with her before her re-test. By last Saturday, she was ready. I was a nervous wreck, but Calypso pranced into the ring like a queen. Stefans training worked like a charm. She sat. She downed. She stayed. She actually, dare I brag on my dog and Stefan a little bit, outperformed most of the other dogs there. Kristen came to watch and gave me a big thumbs Stefan a text message, thanking him. Youre awesome I said, although I doubt my level of adoration compared to Calypsos. After she passed, I brought her back to Pasadena Pet Motel one last time so I could talk to Stefan about how he tamed my rebel dog. One of the hardest things was to get through to her, he said. It was a battle. He admits that I could have avoided it all had I given her actual basic training as a puppy. At her age, at 6? She thought she could get away with anything, he said, and reminded me that part of the challenge for trainers comes from the way they must train therapy dogs. Other dogs receive compulsion training, which means dogs get their reward from not receiving corrections. Therapy dog training is so much more happy-happy joy-joy type of training, he said, because the training has no compulsion component but instead ignores any negative behavior. Whats next for Calypso? Shes waiting for her red bandana any day now, then shes going to see if the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center could use a visit from a therapy dog and perhaps set up visitations with nursing homes or hospitals. She likes being around people, and this gives her more of the attention she so craves. Of course, she wont have Stefan anymore. Hell be onto a new dog if he isnt already, teaching a German the bad guys. But if someone comes along with another dog who could maybe work as a therapy dog? Hes every bit as ready for that as Calypso is her next great adventure.


44 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Thetas members are enjoying the summer and continue to hold ways and means meetings. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. at the home of Paula Roberts. They will be painting the annual Christmas mice ornaments. This years edition is a Jack-in-the Box Mouse. Members take orders for the mice cost is $3 each or personalized for $3.50. Members are looking forward to the annual Beginning Day Luncheon hosted by Laureate Epsilon Nu. This years luncheon will be held on Saturday, August 24 at Banquet Masters. Players Offer Season Tickets The new theater season starts once again for the Gulfport Community Players in just a few months! Now is a great time to get your season ticket(s) for a whole season of live theater and save money too! General admission tickets are usually $15 per show, however, with a season ticket, only $60, a savings of $15, and you avoid the hassle of trying to get single tickets for every show! The Players dont oversell their shows, so you will have a seat. The Players 2013-2014 Season opens on November 7th at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. They their season and, for the most part, these havent been seen on any stage around this area before. As is usual with the Players, they are all pretty much suited for the entire family. Give the Players Hotline a call at 727-322-0316 and leave a message, along with your phone number, saying that youre interested in season tickets. Their ticket lady, Cathy Culler, will get back to you in short order. When she contacts you, shell ask for an address where she can send you a Season Ticket Form for you to select the dates you want to attend the shows. She will also include another page showing you their complete play line up, a little information about each play, and their run dates. You simply check off the dates you want to attend, send them a check for $60 for each Season Ticket(s) you want, and the Players will mail your ticket(s) right to you. Its that simple! For more information about the Gulfport Community Players, please visit their website at: http://www. gulfportcommunityplayers.org. See you at the Hickman! Ballroom Dance Every Tuesday ST. PETERSBURGPut on your dance shoes and get ready to swing and twirl every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th Street North. DJ Darlene entertains with some classic varieties including foxtrot, polka, swing, waltz, rumba and many other types of music. $2 admission. Cookies and coffee served. For more information on this or more programs for older adults, call the Sunshine Center at 727-893-7101 or see www.stpeteparksrec.org.


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 45 2013-2014 TotTime Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting preregistrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The program begins September 3, 2013. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2013-2014 VPK Program The City of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Vouchers for the 2013-2014 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The program begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Please call 893-1068 for more information. Community Law Program If you are over 60 and meet the required criteria, you can get legal assistance from the Community Law Program at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. the third Friday of the month. You must call 727-582-7480 to qualify and make the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg Attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance and outreach. Songs for the Pantry! Victor R. Helou sings acapella with a taste of comedy on Wednesday, August 28 at 1:30 p.m. at The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. Victor Helou has performed in various Broadway productions, movies, as well as commercials, print ads and voiceovers. The price of a ticket is non-perishable food item/s or a small grocery gift card. Thank you in advance for helping those less fortunate in your community. 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.


46 Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Common Misconceptions about Wills and Trusts The following are a few common misconceptions that Akerson Law 1. Does a valid last will and testament avoid probate? No, a will does not help you avoid probate. In fact, the last will and testament is the primary tool of the probate system. A will serves as the instructions from you to the Probate Court as to how you want your property distributed. The Probate Court then ensures that all probatable assets are collected and valued. Then, after all bills and taxes are paid, the property can be distributed to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. 2. If I have a will, can my property be distributed to my heirs in a few weeks? Unfortunately, this does not happen in the vast majority of probate proceedings. Occasionally, family administration or summary administration procedures may be reduce the time period for a probate proceeding which requires formal administration. A typical formal probate administration in the State of Florida will take six (6) months to one (1) year to properly close the estate. 3. If I have a last will and testament, will my will prevent a quarrel over No, even a properly drafted and authenticated will does not prevent any interested party from contesting a probate matter (including the receive). 4. Can my living trust be changed? Yes, a living trust may be changed or even eliminated so long as the trust is declared to be revocable. Some trusts are declared to be irrevocable and accordingly cannot be changed. people with large estates? No, living who desire to avoid the probate process which currently can be more time-consuming and costly than the administration of a living trust when someone passes on. Of course, those people with larger estates will greater estate tax savings. 6. If I have a living trust, do I need Internal Revenue Service? Generally, the grantor and the trustee of a revocable living trust will not need for the trust. Generally, a personal Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson


Gabber August 1 August 7, 2013 47 Cruising into GulfportAlthough our town sometimes forgets it is, indeed, a charming waterfront town, Boca Ciega Bay remains our biggest asset. It also remains our least appreciated boats, we have given up on making the beach a destination, and, well, quite honestly, even I won't swim in way to deal with the derelict boats off our coast and the fact that every time it rains heavily, St. Pete Beach's sanitary sewer leaks into their storm sewer and sends human fecal matter pretty much directly into Boca Ciega Bay. But still, it's the best thing we have going for us. It's what's saved us from becoming forgive me South Pasadena with its drive-through state of mind, or Belleair with its "Nothing to see here, tourists!" attitude or Dunedin with its "Look at our downtown! Pay not attention to the crime rate and poverty behind the curtain!" ruse. We are a waterfront town, and as much as I would like to a boardwalk connecting the marina to a ferris wheel and merry-go-round on a pine-and-palm lined beach (check out old photos of Gulfport beach if you want to know what either of these would look like, or go visit Rockaway in the 1970s), I know that our best chance, right now, of capitalizing on our waterfront is an upgraded As Gulfport nears this long awaited (or long dreaded, depending on who last plea for those of you including our vice mayor, who remains antisome will read as "anti-sailor") to keep an open mind and stop running down this project. I have covered two topics in this town so long Clam Bayou and our retire on the money I make covering the issues swirling around them. It's a joke because the retirement plan for writers apparently involves a winning lotto ticket and a sugar daddy, of which I have neither. Nevertheless, I've covered both of these issues since day one, and yes, I have strong feelings about both of them. Today I'm focusing could not endorse more heartily if Harbormaster Denis Frain breaded it, deep-fried it, and smothered it in cheese and rolled it in bacon. We despite what non-sailors will tell you. We will have a handful of slips the state permit will allow 25 geared towards attracting cruisers. Cruisers, for you non-sailing-savvy folk, are the types of boaters we want, unlike the ones currently anchored and potentially ruining the sea grasses as they drag anchor over the bottom and allow blackwater (raw sewage) to will make it harder (although not impossible) for these derelict boaters to live off Gulfport rent-free while they contaminate our water with toxins, because we'll now have the authority to chase them away from pumpout boat that we'll get with the boaters will have a free option for pumping out their waste. And if they don't? The cruisers themselves will also help police this, another reason why we want them. Need another? OK, keep reading. traveling for more than a few nights. Usually they have a home but, for whatever reason, can afford to leave it for months at a time in a sailboat that costs no small amount to buy, with the purpose of seeing hamlets like ours. They are typically older, at least upper middle class, and have grown children (if any). They may be retired. They choose to be "on the hook" because it lets them feel like they're anchored somewhere rather than tethered to land. They will gladly pump out and they will motor their own dinghy to the Casino dock or marina dock, where they will unfold their $250-plus Dahon bikes and ride into town for dinner, to stretch their legs, and take in the sights. Yes, with all their disposable income, I can see where the vice mayor and others don't want them. After all, we'd rather have what we have now derelict boaters who use our beach unchecked onto our beach, and don't pay us a dime. Seems to me that 25 slips isn't enough, but we can debate that later, after the naysayers (hopefully) realize what an asset cruisers and their lovely boats will be to our view, our community, and our water. I'm tired of looking at halfdecomposed boats out in the bay. This is our waterfront. Let's take it back.


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