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No. 2324 August 22 August 28, 2013 A New BeginningPhoto by Shelly Wilson While the heat will be with us for a while yet, its already fall on academic calendars. Monday marked the start of a new year for students in Pinellas Countys public schools. With equal measures excitement and dread, kids left their summer vacations behind, grabbed new day of school. At Gulfport Elementary, parents swarmed in the controlled chaos of the afternoon to pick up their kids and get a full report. According to 4th grader Chloe Clark, the day was Awesome! But it was another story for kindergartener Taylor Hemmings (pictured left, with Jerome Jefferson) who expressed some concerns. The girls didnt share swings on the playground, she hardest. Council Talks Ducks, Docks and DispatchBy Shelly Wilson Local wildlife has been a hot topic this summer. Tuesday evenings Gulfport city council meeting opened with a response to the news of birds dying in and around Tomlinson Park last week, including seven ducks. The cause of the deaths is still unknown, but according to City Manager Jim OReilly, the city is doing The city, the city employees, the Gulfport Police Department, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental protection all of those organizations are looking into why the seven ducks and the one small heron died this past week in Tomlinson Parks retention pond, OReilly reported. I just want everyone to know, the city is taking this very seriously. A necropsy is being performed See Council, page 35By Monday morning, more ducks see our reader submitted photo arrived at the pond. Ducks Dying at Tomlinson PondTwo state agencies test water, soil, and ducks for cluesBy Cathy Salustri Last Wednesday night, one of the Tomlinson Park ducks Another duck had already died when the Gulfport Police arrived at the pond, and a third died en route to the emergency veterinarian. called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wednesday evening. Police Chief Rob Vincent told the Gabber that FWC asked the police to leave the dead birds as the police found them. See Dying Ducks, page 46
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Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 3 Docent Training for Gulfport Museum Gulfports Historical Society will host a training session for all volunteers at 7 p.m. on August 22. This training session will teach interested people anything they need to know to help out at the museum. Volunteers need only work one shift a month. Next month 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. Please call Miki Vaughan at 321-5705 or Cathy Salustri at 656-5420 for more information. Come Out for the Fish-a-Thon City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg celebrate the 65th annual Fish-A-Thon for youth, teens and adults. This annual end of summer event will be held at Lake Jorgenson, behind the Main Library, 9th Ave. N. between 37th and 39th St. on Saturday, August 24. The event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and honors Dennis Crenshaw, a former high school teacher and advocate for youth outdoor recreation 9:30 a.m. with nine to 15 minute Prizes are awarded throughout Everything is provided for the and bait. Appropriate foot attire and equipment is not allowed. Closed-toe shoes highly recommended. Open to the public. For more information call 727-893-7441 or Jim Belcher 727823-8383. Register for Little League Gulfport Little League is now taking registrations for the Fall Ball Season. Sign up on-line at www. gulfportlittleleague.net or in person Thursdays between 6-7 p.m. upstairs. Call Bruce Ward at 727-327-7383 to schedule an appointment.
4 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Labor Day Fish Fry at Gulfport Lions Den Are you ready for Labor Day? The annual Gulfport Lions Labor Day Fish Fry is being set up for you on Monday, September 2nd served by the Lions of Gulfport at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive S., in Gulfport, right behind the Marina (directions: south on 49th St. to the end, turn left), from 4-8 p.m. and it is open to the public. And yes, we changed our hours last year. But it is BYOB and rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of freshly fried pollack, homemade hushpuppies and cole slaw, baked beans, tarter and cocktail sauce, coffee and iced tea. And at a cost of just $9 per person, for all you can eat, you can bring the entire family. Children under 10 are half price. Tickets will be sold at the door or contact your local Lion friends. This is one of their Activities Projects, with all of the proceeds generated to be allocated to their community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities, as are all of their fundraising projects (Spaghetti Suppers-2, Pancake Breakfasts-5, and Shrimp Boil). Please make sure you are a part of this popular annual event, and dont forget they will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on October 6th. If you need further directions on the day of the event, call 515-7509. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on August 23rd at 10 a.m. and learn unique ways to use recycled products in your garden. Please bring something to write with and paper to take down notes. The park is located next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive (1600 Pasadena Avenue). Meet Natalie in the pavilion. 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.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 5 Tai Chi Moves back to Recreation Center Beginning Tuesday, August 27th, the Tai Chi class meeting at the Gulfport Casino is moving back to the Gulfport Recreation Center on 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 10:30 a.m. Dog Swim Day The end of swim season for humans marks a day of fun for our canine friends. Bring your dog for a day of leash-free swim and play in the pool on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 at Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Choose from three swim sessions: from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register at start time with proof of dog(s) current vaccination. Donations of clean towels, Nylabones, bleach, dish soap, blankets, trash bags, and newspapers will be accepted on behalf of the S.P.C.A. Admission: $5 per dog, per session (humans free). Sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For further information call 893-7732. No humans permitted in pool. Fossil Park Pool will be closed for the season and maintenance following Dog Swim Day. For more information call 893-7732. Even Cafe Managers Get a BreakMost Gulfport Montessori students know Tony Agostine from the lunchroom, where he manages the cafe. Turns out grownups enjoy summer break just as much as the kids: Mr. Agostine spent at least one of his days up on Clearwater Beach. Here he is on the Sea Screamer, a dolphin watch boat, and it looks like the lunch line is the furthest thing from his mind.
6 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Calling all Golfers! Is there anything more enjoyable to those of us that play than hitting a 3oo yard drive down the middle of the fairway? Or how about hitting an iron to within a foot of the hole and tapping in for birdie? How about doing all of this on a beautiful September afternoon and helping those in the community at the same time? The Gulfport Lions club will be holding their inaugural Mulligan Open golf tournament on Saturday, September 14th at the prestigious Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. The club is located at 6300 Pasadena Point Boulevard S., Gulfport. Come and play where the likes of Walter Hagen, Babe Ruth, Arnold Palmer and many more have graced the fairways. All proceeds from this event will fund their 2013 Christmas Toy Shop program has become such a large part of their community outreach efforts during the holiday season, that they as a club see the need to try to expand this wonderful holiday event. This program assists local families during the holiday season with the essentials to put a holiday meal on the dinning room table, and a little holiday cheer under the tree. They are currently accepting golfer registrations as well as community sponsorships of all types. A $25,000 Hole In One contest will highlight the event, with in round competitions including longest drive, closest to the pin and a putting contest to name a few. There is also three auxiliary hole in one contests on the remaining par 3s, so there is plenty of opportunity to strut your stuff. There will be a southern style BBQ after the round at their local Lions clubhouse, where they will 50/50 drawing, etc. The clubhouse is located at 4630 Tifton Drive S., Gulfport, just a few minutes drive from the course. For more golfer registration information, or to see the wonderful sponsorship opportunities they have, please contact Smokey Clark, Gulfport Lions V.P., at 727-323-0116 or email@example.com.Gulfport Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have priority registration for teams currently in their summer league to participate in the 2013 Womens Fall Softball League September 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open registration will be on September 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. if spots are available. The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning September 20th with a 6-team maximum. League fees are $385.00 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents of Gulfport Payments must be cash or check and are due at registration. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079.
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8 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Getting to Know Your iPad Are you having trouble using your iPad? They can help! Sign-up for the librarys getting to know your iPad class on Thursday, September 12th from 1-3 at the Gulfport Public Library. Theyll go over all the basics and answer any questions you may have in a supportive environment. Seating is limited so call today to reserve your spot! For more info contact Cailey at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 727-893-1073.
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10 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Picket Fence Pinot Noir of the Russian River Valley This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. This renowned growing area is characterized by warm days, cool nights and Ocean. The Pinot Noir grapes are hand harvested at night, a labor-intensive process that helps retain the freshness and acidity so crucial to well-balanced Pinot Noir. I Think this is the best inexpensive Pinot Noir I know about. Especially for Russian River. Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years. $2999750 mlGlenlivet12-years ml t $13991.75 LtrPOPOV V odka 99 9 9 l a $ $ $ $ 29 2 2 9 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 29 2 2 9 $ $ $ $ G len 12 12 y e a t $ $ $ 1 1 3 3 9 9 9 9 POPO V V d k V o dka 99 99 99 $$$$ S a ving Coupon $2199 $17991.75 Ltr Seagr ams 7 $19991.75 LtrFlor de Cana Gold Rum Toddler Storytime Every Thursday 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. Special on Clothes They invited you to shop at Sophies Attic Thrift Store, a mission outreach of First United Methodist Church Gulfport, last week. You enjoyed it so much they have extended this special offer for another week! Come in and check out their selection of clean mens and womens clothing. New (to you) items are coming in every week. They launder everything before they put it out for sale! This weekend when you Buy One, you get One Free! This applies to clothing items only. They are located on 53rd St. near 28th Ave. S. and are open from 9-noon on Fridays and Saturdays. Come on in where it is cool. Theyll be watching for you!
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 11 LettersKudos to the garbage collectors Dear Editor: not too often do you hear of compliments to your twice a week collectors, but I must say that mine are the best. Thank you to Donovan, the collector and Julio, the driver. They are just super. They do a great job and are always friendly and accommodating. I look forward to Julio's waving to me and my dog Bob looks forward to seeing his friend Donovan. I just want to say thank you for the great job that they do, no matter what the weather or how much they have to pick up be it from me or my neighbors. You're the best! Thank you so much. Jan Netherland and Bob the dogIn favor of mooring eld Dear Editor: Hi Cathy, as a cruising sailor, Maine to the Bahamas and many other areas, and a winter resident of Gulfport, I completely agree with your well-written article out boat for Gulfport's waterfront "Cruising into Gulfport" in the Aug. 1, 2013 edition. Excellent, I hope the powers in charge will have something about the problems you so thoughtfully state. Keep up what pressure you can. P. S. I installed a composting head on my 38' sailboat and love not ever pumping out!David Virtue
12 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Labor Day BBQ at Legion Post 305 American Legion Post 305, 6999 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach will be cooking on Monday, September 2nd from 2-5 p.m. Barbecue pork and grilled chicken will be served with corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad and dessert for a donation of $7. Even features music by Geno from 2-5 p.m. and T.J. Mike with karaoke from 6-9 p.m. St. Pete Beach Youth T-Ball The City of St. Pete Beach is offering Youth T-Ball and Soccer leagues this fall. Registration is August 19th-31st at St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Youth T-Ball will be offered for ages 47 years old and Youth Soccer for ages 49 years old. Cost for each league is $90. For more information call 727-363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com. Singing Group Needs Instructor Singing Group practice which was held at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. is cancelled at this time. Once a new volunteer music instructor has been found, we will restart the class. We are also looking for a volunteer accompanist pianist. If you have questions or you are interested, please call Gail at 727-893-2237. New Computer Classes at Senior Center The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation announces the purchase and upcoming arrival of 10 new Toshiba laptop computers. They will come equipped with Windows computers will be network ready providing access for email and web browsing, and will be used exclusively for both the Basic and Intermediate Computer Training Courses. The courses are both curriculum based and offer the student a real world, Windows-based learning experience. Windows 8 instruction is not offered at this time. Classes will be held at the Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. They are pleased to have computer instructor, Anne Marie Pemberton, formerly of NASA for 25 years as the Chief Computer Systems Engineer for NASA Headquarters. Beginners classes will be on Tuesdays with the at 2 p.m. Intermediate classes will be starting on September 4th. There will be four classes per month. These classes will be fee based. Anyone aged 50+ may participate in the classes. Residents of Gulfport will pay $40 for a series of four weekly classes. The non-resident fee will be $50. Pre-registration for classes is at the Senior Center at least seven Proof of age and residency such as a drivers license and a City water bill is required at enrollment time. Cash or credit card payment will be accepted. Please call 727-893-2237 to enroll for class, or for further information.
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14 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 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. The classes are ongoing. Come out to catch the very contagious laughter bug and experience the awesome power of laughter. Nows say Laughter is the best medicine! You must be a registered Senior Center member to attend. For more information, call 727-893-1231.
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Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 17 Gulfport Womens Center Meeting Gulfport Womens Center will having a meeting on Sunday, September 8th at 5 p.m. at 2810 Upton Street S. in Gulfport. Call 727-327-9119. Arts and Crafts Book Sale Have you visited the Circle of Friends Bookshop of the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Avenue S.? This week there is a special sale on arts and crafts and how-to books. Also check out the 25 cent cart and choose among a large variety of books on every imagineable topic at very affordable prices. All proceeds go to support programs at the Gulfport Library. Market Accepting Vendor Applications Applications are now being accepted for select vendors for the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market fall season. The season begins October 1, 2013, and runs through June, 2014. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Coordinator, Laura Garrison via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specialty vendors, including those selling seafood, cheese, and gourmet food products are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants will need to submit a brief overview of what they intend to vend, pictures of their products and an outline of where they are, or have been, vending. Vendors must be properly licensed (as applicable) and food vendors must provide product details along with their application. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market runs year round and October marks the beginning of the high season. During season, the Market is home to approximately 80 vendors and is visited by more than 3000 people each Tuesday. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during season. 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 soup, cepelinai (grated potato 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.
18 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 This Weeks Solution Planning a City's Birthday Come plan the city's birthday with the Gulfport Historical Society on August 28. Volunteers will meet with organizers and plan the ins and outs of the birthday bash in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring a dish to share or not and help orchestrate the two birthday events the traditional daytime event as well as the new "Gulfport Under the Stars" birthday celebration and fundraising dinner. The Society still needs help donations for the silent auction, coordinating ticket sales and fundraising efforts, and organizing volunteers for the day and evening events. If you want to get involved with the Society but aren't quite sure you can commit to a regular schedule of volunteering, the birthday bash is the perfect opportunity to test the waters without committing a mountain of your time. Please come to the Gulfport Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. on the Society at 5301 28th Avenue South in Gulfport. News from the Gulfport Historical Society
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 19 The Gabs Whats your favorite thing about kids going back to school?Khyle Glenn, 7, Gulfport Elementary Montessori Academy: We got to tour around the rooms and see a lot of new things. Jennifer Clark: Well, I have more time to do house work! Chloe Clark, 9, Gulfport Elementary Montessori Academy: I get to learn a lot of new things. Sylvia Kennedy: The kids have something positive to do. Theres a time for fun, but theres also a time for other positive things.
20 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 GriefShare Group Meets GriefShare group meets at Cornerstone Community Church, starting every Friday from September 6th through December 6th, from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Child care is not available at this time. Address is 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Please contact the church for additional information at 343-7747. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year Come and observe this special time with them at Beth-El Shalom as they celebrate the New Year and begin the time of the High Holy Days on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 p.m. Come hear the shofar blown close to 100 times and taste the special Rosh Hashanah foods. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. All are welcome, Free Admission. For more information and pre-registration please call 345-7777, e-mail Rabbi@ Jewishheritage.net or go to www. Jewishheritage.net. 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 22 August 28, 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. YNOT Ministries Seeks Volunteers YNOT Ministries is looking for new Core members to help us run our expanding ministry. They are looking for fun, enthusiastic, and motivated people between the ages of 20 and 30. You must be able to pass a Level Two Background Check. YNOT Ministries is a non-denominational Christian based youth outreach for high school students. Responsibilities of Core members may include: being involved in skits, planning youth nights, running small groups, and participating in fundraisers and community events. They are located at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene at 1000 55th Street South in Gulfport. If interested in becoming a member of their team please contact Nick Harper for an interview by emailing him at Ynot4Jesus@gmail.com. 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 22 August 28, 2013 Get your Community Service Hours community service hours for school or for a scholarship? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and improve the library service requirement. Contact Cailey at email@example.com or 727893-1074. Volunteers at Senior Center to Meet There will be a meeting of all interested Senior Center and Senior Center Foundation volunteers on Friday, August 3oth at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center. This is a planning meeting for their biggest fundraiser of the year, The Duffers Ball on October 18th. There are various funtastic tasks available to choose from! If you are not currently a volunteer but have a few spare hours to meet some great people and have some fun, please come! Bootcamp Fitness Challenge Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness challenge continues on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Cost is $10 per class. 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. Take on the challenge on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 at Gulfport Recreation Center. Cost is $10 per class. Starting Tuesday, August 20, it will be the most intense and most rewarding workout you have ever experienced. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185 for more information. Tim Dorsey Returns to Gulfport Public Library Tim Dorsey, the popular Florida author, returns Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. inside the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Call 727893-1073 to reserve your seat for this event.
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24 Gabber August 22 August 28, 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 St. Pete Beach: Community Center Q: Of the Community Center users, what percentage consists of St. Pete Beach residents? A: About half, according to director Jennifer McMahon. While nonresidents comprise roughly 85% of the facility rentals, 60% of the people About half the class attendees live on the beach, and 55% of the campers come from St. Pete Beach, she reports. 2013-2014 Teen Night Program Registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program have begun at the Gulfport Recreation Center. The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 17. It provides recreation and social trips, cooking projects, service projects and overnight lock-ins. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Annual registration is $2 residents/$22 nonresidents. New school year started Monday, August 19, 2013. Any teen registering now will be able to attend the remaining of the 2012-2013 Teen Night Program. For more information please call John at 893-1079. Gulfport Recs 201314 School Year Child Care Program On-going registrations for the 20132014 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who are entering Kindergarten through age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport and Douglas Jamerson Elementary schools. 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 nonresidents. Monthly fees are $146 for residents and $292 for non-residents. The Recreation Center announces the sponsorship of the Afterschool Nutrition Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. The program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks to children in afterschool programs. Snacks are available at no separate charge to the children. In accordance with the Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Hours for registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and on-line. Call 893-1068 for more information.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 25 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 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. Got an iPad, Now what? Older active adults are invited to workshop titled Got an iPad! Now what?. The workshop will be held on Thursday September 12th from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center located at 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport. Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl Scout Project Leader, will conduct the workshop. The workshop will cover basic functions of the Apple iPad. There is limited space available and no fee to attend the workshop. Please bring your very own Apple iPad and Apple passwords! Please contact the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 727-893-1231 in order to reserve your spot or for more information. Healthy Aging Tips: Top Ten List Come learn the top ten most important tips for healthy aging on Wednesday, September 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. Heidi Crocket from Aging Care Advocates will outline an integrated approach to healthy living, including how discoveries in neuroscience unlock the mystery to why we are able (or not able) to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. Free seminar for Center members. Not a member and 50 or over? Sign up for free today! Senior Solos Calendar Back in action after a two-month summer break, the Senior Solos will continue the fun with lunch at the Red Lobster on Hwy. 19 (34th St.) at 62nd Ave. in St. Petersburg on September 4th.Then mark meeting of the season on September 9th at 1:30 in the Recreation Center, 7625 59th Street N. in Pinellas Park. Bring a dish to share and $2 or come without a dish and pay $5. These pot-luck lunches always provide an interesting array of yummy foods. At this meeting you will also hear about the upcoming changes in procedures for the Senior Solos group. After the eats and the business, they will play a rousing game of card bingo with mystery prizes for the winners. All singles 55+ are welcome! Call Pat at 727-520-8797.
26 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 By Holiday Mathis Venus, Jupiter, Pluto and Uranus, all in cardinal signs, line up to suggest that this is the time to make a move toward the future you want. Cardinal signs are indicators of initiative. Take it or miss out. Dont stand at the subway platform of life watching doors open and close. This is a time when the difference between one reality and another is one step. Step inside and let the train speed you into a new reality. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes you could open your arms and love the whole entire world. But right now, what you need most is to pull your arms tightly around yourself in a kind of soul-hug. Getting the proper amount of time alone this week will be crucial to offering yourself some self-appreciation and protection. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are many moving pieces that propel your life forward this week, and you realize that in the future you will need other pieces to move instead of or in addition to the current set. Youll objectively understand what has to come together in order to set your life in order. By Wednesday, youll be ready to make a bold decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Most people will retreat from unfamiliar circumstances and react with varying degrees of trepidation to people, objects and situations they do not understand. Youll react differently, letting curiosity and spontaneity lead the way as you happily head right for the very things others run away from. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Be patient as you get to know people this week. They will show themselves to you slowly instead of letting you know right away what they are all about. This reserved style will give you both a chance to ease into a course of action youll both be comfortable with. Theres no reason to rush. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some people need to be No. 1 because its their given spot. Others need to be No. 1 because they are insecure. This week youll need to be No. 1 because you have the best idea, and many will be helped if people do it your way. So stay on task. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you try to treat everyone identically, there will be problems. Trying to meet each persons individual needs wont work, either. Youll only wind up running around, doing too much and having little impact. Instead, do what you most like to do and give your best -then youll attract a good AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You want freedom and security at the same time -opposites that enough to push the boundaries, but your wisdom and maturity may win out. Just because you can do something doesnt mean its a good idea. Winning in the short term could mean losing in the long term. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). water whos forgotten all about the other world that lies beneath the surface of the lake. You like to hear stories about what exists in that world, because those tales resonate with something deep inside you. The only way to get back from whence you came is to dive in. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll be open to an idea that you wouldnt even have considered until this week. Strange environments will be a part of your experience. On Friday, youll wind up in a place you couldnt have predicted you would be -but you can be sure your actions are what led you there. Whether you stay or go is also up to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are those whod like to help you but are not in a position to do so. Then there are those who, as well intentioned as they may be, will give precisely the kind of help you dont need. This week will show you someone who can do precisely what you most need. So dont miss the opportunity. Ask outright for help. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Think about the best things people have told you in your life. Chances are, you didnt think much of it. Thats the way wisdom is: It sticks around and waits for you to be mature enough to understand its meaning. Youll give and receive such wisdom this week. CANCER (June 22-July 22). To others, it may seem like you are doing several things at once. But what youre really doing is only one thing at a time. Like a juggler, you catch one ball and release it, catch another and release it. Your attention to each step adds up to an optical illusion in which you are handling everything at once. This Week's Birthdays: Youll be like the master sculptor, expertly shaping your personal life into a marvelous work of art. September brings new reasons for and ways your values. A partner helps you with numerous kinds of support in October, and youll gladly return the favor in November by using your talent to promote your partners interests. Romance isnt easy, but its thrilling through October and November. A new income source opens up after Februarys training. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike FurmanTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Sherry Lacey Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna Karaoke Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Jim Craver Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his acordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting
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28 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members will be attending the Annual Beginning Day Luncheon on Saturday, August 24 at Banquet Masters. The annual luncheon is hosted by Laureate Epsilon Nu. Each year is a different theme and this years theme is Take a Chance on Friendship. This is always a wonderful event and a great way to begin the new sorority year. LET will be meeting on Wednesday, August 28 for a ways and means meeting at the home of Kay Brown at 7 p.m. The members have been working over the summer to get many of this years Christmas Mice ornaments painted. Members are taking orders for the 2013 edition which is a mouse in a jack in the box. Sorority meetings will begin in September for many of their chapters. The theme for the year is Light Up some new members during this year. If anyone is interested in learning more about Beta Sigma Phi, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 29 This One Didnt Get Away!(L-R): Bob Tremain, Mark, Jim Tremain and Michael Tremain (son of Bob)Jim Tremain of Gulfport caught this 395 lb. marlin off the coast of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii while took the crew over two and a half hours to reel this big guy in and measures over 12 feet long. What a great catch!
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Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 31 Book Writing Contest Starts in September Saturdays starting on September 14, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, participants will have a chance to create a book and participate in workshops. The winning book is to be published by Trace Taylor Books! For more be involved, please contact Cailey at 893-1073. 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.
32 Gabber August 22 August 28, 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 iPad for Beginners Class: Thurs., Sept. 12, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to use & enjoy your new technology. Session limited to 15 participants. Call 727-893-1073 to reserve your seat for this popular class. 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). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. 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. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., Sept. 19, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of "Breakfast at Tiffanys" by Truman Capote, 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. Tim Dorsey: Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:00 pm. The popular Florida author returns! Please call 727-893-1073 to reserve your seat for this lively event. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. In Our Own Words, Youth Book Writing Contest: Saturdays, Sept. 14 Nov. 16, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Students in Grades 1-12 will have a chance to create a book and participate in workshops. The winning book to be published by Trace Taylor Books! Parents welcome. FMI call 893-1073. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, Sept. 21, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Its been a long summer, so join us as we resume our monthly program. Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727893-1074. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. TEEN PROGRAMS In Our Own Words, Youth Book Writing Contest: Saturdays, Sept. 14 Nov. 16, 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Teens will have a chance to create a book and participate in workshops. The winning book to be published by Trace Taylor Books! Parents welcome. FMI call 893-1073. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues., 6-9 p.m., Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAMOngoing registrations for the 2013-2014 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who are entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable 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 continues for the 2013-2014 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. are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Classes begin September 3, 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. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 17. It provides recreation and social activities. It ects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info & 18th, Jr. Class 5:30-7p.m. Adult class 7-8:30p.m. Call 495-6696 for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com Joyce at 727-345-0679 Starts Mon., Sept. 9th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. Call Jim Campoli at 813-855-3112. 7pm. Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus. firstname.lastname@example.org 5:30-6:15p.m. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Rec Center Aug. 27th, 9:15-10:30 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. at 280-4276 Tues., 6:15-7:15 p.m. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon @ 727-550-7185. HALL, Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 5574258. SEPT. 4th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. Call 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 22 August 28, 2013 33 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 GECKO NIGHT FEVER Annual Gecko Ball Sat., Aug. 24, 6-11pm 727-366-4086 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Sept. 8, 6-10pm, $7 (No Ballroom Dance Aug. 25 or Sept. 1) (Battle of the Bands on Aug. 23 is cancelled) WEEKLY DANCES Tuesday, Sept. 3 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 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your 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 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 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, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00 am 7 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of facility. 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 September 3 and 10 at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. $12 for AARP member and $14 for nonmember. Call 893-1231 to register. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm LABOR DAY The Gulfport Senior Center will be CLOSED Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. Healthy Aging Tips: Top Ten List Wednesday, September 4 at 1:30 p.m. Come learn the top ten MOST IMPORTANT tips for healthy aging. Heidi Crocket from Aging Care Advocates will outline an integrated approach to healthy living, including how discoveries in neuroscience unlock the mystery to why we are able (or not able) to make healthier food and lifestyle choices. FREE 1st Friday Flea Market Friday, September 6, 9 a.m. Noon. Its back and you wont want to miss all the cool stuff you can buy for bargain prices! Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tuesday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. Watch a FREE movie and get a great deal on lunch for $3.00! Coffee Club Thursday, September 12 at 10 a.m. Scott OBerry has an open discussion on current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed informal setting. Free coffee and doughnuts. Sponsored by Edward Jones. FREE iPad Workshop Thursday, September 12 at 4 p.m. Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl Scout Project Leader, will conduct the workshop. Jaclyn will cover basic functions of the Apple iPad. There is limited space available and there is no fee to attend the workshop. Please bring your very own Apple iPad and Apple passwords! You must preregister with Rachel (727) 893-1231 in order to reserve your spot or for more information. No walk ins. Happy Birthday to YOU Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. A Birthday Party with cake and ice cream for everyone. Whether you are celebrating a September Birthday or not, this party is for you! Provided by Wellcare. Harmonica Music Celebration! Wednesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Mingle at 1:30 p.m. with appetizers in the Theater Lobby. Celebrate the Harmonica clubs many years of making beautiful music. Learn about their story and lifelong friendships! Free McDonalds coupon for every ticket purchased. Tickets: Available Trips offered Monthly: Downtown St. Pete Medical-32 trips; Pasadena Medical-96 trips; Grocery up to 50 trips; Walmart-34 trips $3.00. Prostate Cancer Screening (blood test only) Friday, September 20 from 1 3 p.m. Please call 893-1231 to schedule an appointment. Offered by the J. West Prostate Cancer Foundation. How important is your quality of life? Wednesday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. Workshop provided by Access Community Services. A Night in Italy Friday, September 27 Dinner at 6 p.m. and Dance Performance at 7 p.m. by the Italian Folk Dancers. Tickets: $10 MoreActivities: www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org.
34 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Local ObituariesCAMPBELL, JEANNE V., 92, of South Pasadena, passed away Aug. 16, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Thomas A. Campbell; her daughter, Mary (Raymond) Campbell Soltis; 2 brothers, Joseph and Anthony Viola; and her granddaughter, Mary Regina. Friends will be received at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. with a Wake service at 7 p.m. Viewing will also take place on Thursday, Aug. 22nd at St. John Vianney Catholic Church from 10 a.m. to Mass time at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. There will also be a Memorial Latin Mass said on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, donations to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, Wisconsin or to have masses said for Jeanne. On line memorial and guestbook at www. brettfuneralhome.net. HOFFMANN, ROBERT MARTIN "BOB", age 81, entered eternal rest Aug. 15, 2013, at Suncoast Hospice Woodside, where he received compassionate care. Bob was a chef at The Pelican Diner on St. Pete beach for many years, and later the baker at the GE Plant. Bob leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Michaelina; his two sons, Bob and Tom; a daughterin-law, Vicki; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, Aug. 24th, 11-1 p.m, service to follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of Suncoast Hospice Foundation. For full obituary and additional info, visit www.MemorialParkFuneralHome. com. ROWOHLT, THERESA of Gulfport, passed away on Aug. 17, 2013, peacefully at the age of 103 years. She was born in New York City and came here from Queens, Long Island, NY. She was an executive secretary in New York City. Survived by her greatniece, Suzan Root and her husband, Walter; greatnephews, Robert Seyfried and his wife, Cindy, Erick Seyfried and his wife, Rosemary; and four great-greatnieces. A Life Tribute Gulfport. WALTERS, LEE, 100, of St. Pete Beach. Died August 15, 2013. Survived by family and friends. Guestbook www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Home, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. WARD, GEORGE THOMAS, 76, of Pass-A-Grille, passed away Aug. 16, 2013, at St. Anthony's Hospital. He is survived by a loving family. For obituary and information, visit www. andersonmcqueen.com. FRIENDS OF JON BEEM (a.k.a. Skippy) Sept. 4, 1962 May 27, 2013 Come join us in Celebration of his life on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 2 p.m. till dark at 813 Freemont St. S. in Gulfport. There will be plenty of food, beer and drinks or if you like BYOB and a covered dish ... and your favorite story about Jon! Directions: (by Boca Ciega High School), 58th St. S., turn west on 9th Ave. S., 1 block Freemont. Rain or shine. 1st Friday Flea Back in September The Center is kicking off the end of summer with the beginning of the monthly Flea Market starting in September! They have jewelry, art, household items, small furniture, knick knacks and more all at bargain prices. Come visit the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, September perfect item. While you visit, please bring a canned good or two to the new bucket of love which will be located in the Senior Center lobby. This food goes into the Center pantry where local seniors who are less fortunate can get the assistance they need. For more information or to get involved call 893-2237 or 893-1231. Wednesday Teen Afternoons at Library Hey teens! Come hang out with Sherri and Cailey Wednesday afternoons at the Gulfport Library from 3-4:30. They play Xbox, watch movies, help with homework, listen to music, and just hang out and have fun. Contact Cailey at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 727-893-1074. 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. 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.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 35 Council, from front pageon one of the dead ducks to determine the cause of death. OReilly reported that the FWC and the FDEP are performing tests on the water, and they suspect that bacteria that has come up from the bottom of the pond, however some suspicion was cast on recent water and weed treatments in the park. I know theres been some discussion about the possibility of the utilization of chemicals related to the treatment to the water foliage, and also the treatment of the ballpark, at the ballpark and to prepare for replanting. That did take place the reported issues were last Wednesday, so it was approximately a week in between. Regarding the treatment of the water lilies and hyacinths and such, that did take place earlier in the week. Before thanking residents for their vigilance, OReilly stressed that he would wait for the full report before taking any further action. Were just waiting for that additional information, he said. I will gladly publicize it when that comes out. In other wildlife news, the FWC has citing in Clam Bayou. Said OReilly, Its documented and its also provided us a link, and well put that on our website. To report a python sighting, residents can use the link on the city website. Council passed a number of ordinances and resolutions Tuesday, largely what Mayor Sam Henderson called housekeeping, involving renewals of various insurance coverage for city employees, minor changes to Teen Council, and the selling of the old police boat. One resolution renewed a short-term lease for the Gulfport Yacht Club, including the 12 boat slips. Due to silt accumulation in the marina, however, the city manager reported that most or all of the slips are unusable at low tide. The short-term both parties, however, as it alleviates proceed with the long-term plans for marina improvement, including silt removal. Police Chief Bob Vincent was on hand at the mayors request to give an overview of a resolution to renew Gulfports service agreement with the Pinellas County Sheriff. Many of the services that are included in this agreement are services that weve been using for quite a long time, said Vincent. Crime scene processing, evidence those services weve been using for about 12 years or so. The most recent additions are the dispatching and records and management, which we agreed to go into two years ago. Combined, were looking at a cost of about $106,000. To do it ourselves would require substantially more than that. Moving dispatch had been a point of contention, locally, and there was some grumbling Tuesday about the issue. Notably, Councilman Fridovich dissented. While its certainly not practical to bring back dispatch after its been taken away from us, he noted, Im going to oppose this. I know its not practical. Chief Vincent agreed on the impracticality, adding, We cannot operate an independent records system; it has to be connected to the dispatch system, he explained. So whichever entity is operating our records for purposes of dispatch, it is the same one that has to operate our records. Overall, said Vincent, the change has been positive, with most complications being internal. information to use under this system, but its not too much of a hindrance, said the police chief, adding that dispatch has gotten a lot better. I heard, at the beginning, a lot more complaints than Im hearing now. Following the resolutions, council had an informal discussion about called out once again. While most of council was eager to see the project move forward, Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke had reservations. I still want to pull that out of the budget and maybe talk about that again next year, he said. With all the other marina stuff weve got going on, I want to stay focused on the improvements at the marina as well as the docks. The current estimate for the completion of the proposed 25-ball Liedtke was skeptical about that budget, other council disagreed. Every dollar matters, said Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, and we need to be good stewards,  but this is not a lot of money for plan, which was going to have 100 moorings in it, but this is something thats very manageable, and its sailboats. Its just the right time to do it. Councilwoman Christine Brown agreed, saying Im not sure why anyone would not want to have those boats in the water a little more tidied Mayor Henderson applauded the vice mayors intent to stay focused and save money, but said the of sea grass, reduced footprint Im in favor of going forward with this. This is going to be a good economic Gulfport. Still, he acknowledged that a mooring all of Gulfports waterfront issues. I want people to understand, he boat situation. This only moves those boats outside of that footprint. Thats still the biggest misconception that I hear. it will stay in the proposed budget for now, the city manager stressed a series of many, including grant application, project bids and further council approval, and that at each of these steps, there would be room for council to pull back on the project. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
36 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com A Non-Race Issue Gulfport made it to the Drudge Report a couple of weeks ago something that hasn't occurred since the Gabber ran a Pinellas county Democrat Club ad that called for putting former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld against a wall and shooting him. The public response to that literally shut down the phone lines and e-mail to the Gabber for a day or two. This recent episode had nothing to do with the Gabber, but was almost a Trayvon Martin/George that it didn't have anything to do stand-your-ground issues. What it had was a black-on-white crime, teenagers (15 year-olds against a 13-year-old), drug dealing (the older boys) three-against-one, school bus beating, caught on camera, and a bus driver who called police but didn't intervene, and a victim with a broken arm and black eyes and undoubtedly huge psychological trauma. What it didn't have was exploitation as a race crime. Initial reports didn't mention race. No civil rights exploiters came forth. Jesse Jackson did weigh in when approached and condemned all such attacks regardless of race. In fact, while it got a brief national spotlight, interest waned and Florida wasn't called a state of teen-aged thugs, and there were no threats by white entertainers of boycotting Florida. And, the U.S. Justice Department didn't ride to the rescue of the white kid's civil rights. As for the justice side, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice did have to be prompted into recommending more than a threemonth probation. Instead, they will get a juvenile record and intense nine-month probation. I haven't read anything about civil suits. Probably, no money; no suit. The facts are that the beating didn't appear to have much to do with race. The 13-year-old refused to buy drugs from the 15-year-olds. He also told (as he should have) the principal of the Lealman Intermediate school. The beating was retaliation for that which is bad enough. One boy's father said apologetically, "that's life". What saved the younger boy from more severe injuries was the school bus seat. The older kids pounded him The 64-year-old bus driver was too scared to intervene and probably would have been hurt had he. In fact, the attack didn't have much to do with Gulfport. It occurred in Gulfport on a bus moving from Lealman Intermediate, a school dealing with kids at risk of dropping out of school. Not an easy task, black or white. We don't know the racial biases of any of the kids or anything about racial problems at the school. A big issue is and should be drugs. Marijuana was reported to be the drug offered but we don't know if more than that was offered. Does it matter? Look at the age of the kids. Trayvon Martin was on marijuana, too. Could it be that drugs are more an issue than race and an explanation why kids are at risk as school dropouts? Then there's the issue of violence or bullying on school buses as well as discipline within schools. Putting aside the special aspects of Lealman, isn't this an issue in almost all the schools? Earlier in the year, news stories raised the issue of declining enrollment in traditional public schools and the rise of enrollment in charter schools. Are the parental concerns about drugs, violence, general discipline, the driving force, over and above a better education? Aren't they linked anyway? One can't learn in chaos and fear. And, don't these race issues boil down to behavior issues, black or white?
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38 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 8/9 Animal Call54th St. & 21st Ave. S. Assault/Battery2600 Blk 59th St. W. Burglary Residence1800 Blk 50th St. S. Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Prowler1200 Blk 52nd St. S. Disturbance5400 Blk Dellett Ave. S. Disturbance4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Domestic5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Keep the Peace1000 Blk Gray St. S. Noise1900 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft5900 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Sunday 8/11 Animal Call5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Civil Matter5100 Blk Newton Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Monday 8/12 Trespass4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Burglary in Progress2900 Blk 50th St. S. Disturbance3000 Blk 50th St. S. Hit & Run5500 Blk 16th Ave. S. Hit & Run5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble6200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Tuesday 8/13 Burglary in Progress5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Civil Matter5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Theft4800 Blk 26th Ave. S. Theft1800 Blk York St. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Armed Person58th St. & 15th Ave. S. Wednesday 8/14 Juvenile Trouble1700 Blk 53rd St. S. Vehicle Abandoned9th Ave. & 64th St. Animal Call2200 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal Call54th St. & 18th Ave. S. Burglary Residence1800 Blk 51st. St. S. Burglary Vehicle6200 Blk 7th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle6100 Blk 7th Ave. S. Thursday 8/15 Civil Matter3000 Blk 50th St. S. Drug Call3200 Blk 58th St. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Trash Dump6100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Trespass2400 Blk 53rd St. S. Animal Call54th St. & 18th Ave. S. P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Geckofest Brings Circus to the Streets Gulfports 13th Annual Geckofest will bring entertainment to the streets during a daylong spectacle on Saturday, August 31st. Amid the thousands of festival-goers, hundreds of vendors and dozens of live musicians on two stages, expect to come face to face with live mermaids, magicians, jugglers, creating an up close and personal circus atmosphere throughout the village. All festivities take place on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Each year, Gulfport celebrates the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, dedicated to the towns The festival has grown to become one of Tampa Bays most anticipated events of the year. Entertainment in the streets is one of the hallmarks of Geckofest, with many both strolling and stationary performers interacting with visitors. This years festival brings more action, fun and thrills to the streets than ever before. Live mermaids will be visiting in a rare display. The curator of the exhibit will give details on the history of mermaids, their habits and habitats, before drawing the curtain to reveal one of the visiting mermaids. These sea women of lore can be viewed up close behind the glass of a giant water tank. Watch for the mermaid exhibit in the heart of the festival. The Mcandless Aerial Troupe will be on hand to perform acts of anti-gravity grace, including aerial acrobatics, long distance drops, hanging Spanish web rope maneuvers and more. The Acromaniacs will show off an array of thrilling acrobatics including stunts combined with comedy. Also watch for Dallas, a well-known Bay area performer combining comedy and juggling, as well as amazing feats of strength and balance. Donning his trademark color orange, stunt comedian Wacky Chad combines clowning with such stunts as carrying passengers on a miniature bicycle to balancing shopping carts on his face! His extreme pogo stick stunts will amaze festival-goers and his comedy antics will keep visitors in stitches. Seasoned magician, mentalist and entertainer Anton James will display a variety of illusions, including assorted magic tricks large and small, mind reading and mind games, and other entertainment in a high energy style. Capping off the festivities, the Fireshow by Mayhem will showcase a troupe of performers who will dance with, play with, manipulate, swallow spun by a performer like a baton with Audience members gather in a circle surrounding the performance area and are able to view the pyrotechnics Geckofest by popular demand and has thrilled audiences on every occasion. Also watch for face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, drummers, a living statue and more street entertainers throughout the day. Other costumed performers, including pirates, gypsies, faeries, and of course geckos will be strolling through the village during Geckofest, creating a quirky, vibrant and colorful scene enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Geckofest visitors are encouraged to come in costume. Many of the Geckofest performers will also march alongside costumed visitors in the annual Walking Parade, which will be led by Gulfports Mayor Emeritus, and include the o-FISH-al Gecko Goddess, as well as the new Gecko Queen and her Court. A costume contest with prizes will be held following the parade for children and adults.For more information, go to www.Geckofest.com. Follow the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ Geckofest.
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Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 41 Gulfport Tai Chi Gulfport Tai Chi classes will return to the Recreation Center, 58th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S., on Tuesday, August 27th. Beginners to tai chi classes will be able to join the Tuesday and Thursday classes starting September 3rd at 9 a.m. This in maintaining body elasticity, heart health, bone strength, balance and more, while avoiding stress on knee and hip joints. To obtain maximum you attend both classes. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class. The classes are open to all. Call Marge at 727-345-6708. Education Workshop Free to Homebuyers For those thinking about buying a home but unsure of where to start, a free homebuyer education workshop is a good place to begin. The workshop is being offered on 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.
42 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Register for Corey Fall Car and Truck Show The Corey Area Business Association will be holding their 2nd annual Fall Car and Truck Show on September 14th from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Show will be open to the public and held on the 300-400 Block of Corey Avenue. Registrations are now being accepted. Pre-registration ends one week before show. Open show to all years, makes and models. This is a judged show with 63 Total Awards. Runs rain or shine. Entry fee is $15 pre-registered, $20 day of show. Cars for sale are $10 day of show. For registration form and/or more information call 727-547-8082 or go to www.premiumcarshows.com. Corey Car & Truck Show sponsored by Premium Productions, CABA and City of St. Pete Beach. Awards by Dudleys Trophies, Pinellas Park. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and August program includes: Piloting Your Boat Part B August 27. Septembers program includes: Powering Your Boat Sept. 3, Knots Sept. 10, Weather Sept. 17, and Your Boats Radio Sept. 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 43 Free Music Lessons Ron Turner, Organist at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg is offering free music lessons for young people. The lessons include piano, organ and voice. Please call Ron at 727-772-3268 for more information or to schedule an audition. The auditions will begin in August. MOWW to Meet The Military Order of the World Wars of each month. The next luncheon will be at Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short program. Military or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call LTC George Smith at 727-786-5578.
44 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 On a recent river boat cruise through Europe, Town Shores residents Boris Berlin and Richard Neice took time for this photo (with their Gabber) before the Eiffel Tower in Paris. By Scott Lafee Happy Trails Every summer, millions of Americans set off on paths less traveled. Theyre called hikers. Alas, not all of them come back. It is estimated that 3,000 to 4,000 hiking accidents occur each year. Of course, not all serious calamities on the trail, such as sudden cardiac arrest, can be anticipated and avoided, but some can provided hikers exercise common sense along with their legs. A new study out of Brown University lists the 10 most essential items hikers should carry with them: a map, a compass, extra clothes, rain and a whistle. Most people, the researchers found, sally forth unprepared, even for short trips. In a survey of 199 hikers preparing during the summer of 2011 to hike the trails of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, researchers found three fewer of the recommended items -the designated cut-off point for preparedness. Only 18 percent of hikers packed all 10 items. The most common reasons for leaving out equipment were no perceived need or forgetfulness. The most commonly omitted items were While lots of hikers disdained to bring a compass, 122 out of 199 surveyed did carry GPS technology, mostly in the form of a cell phone. Unfortunately, the researchers noted that the White Mountains, like most wildernesses, enjoy minimal to no cell reception. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE The average speed of human sperm is 8 inches per hour. It takes 72 seconds, on average, for a mature human egg to be pushed out of the ovary. GET ME THAT. STAT! The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 20 million Americans are currently infected with the genital human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that causes multiple types of cancer (including cervical and oropharyngeal) and genital warts. OBSERVATION Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday. Lying in hospitals, dying of nothing. --Comedian Redd Foxx (1922-1991) LAST WORDS Is it not meningitis? --American novelist Louisa May Alcott (18321888). The writer of Little Women and its sequels, Alcott had suffered chronic ill health for many years. She did not have meningitis, but she may have died from mercury poisoning, the consequence of an earlier treatment for typhoid fever.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 45 Seen About Town: Naturalists in the Shadows at OMaddys Carrie Caignet shares a sunset drink with a fellow Master Naturalist student at OMaddys in Gulfport. The Master Naturalist program, administered by the University of Floridas IFAS Extension Service in Largo, teaches laypersons about Floridas environment. Instructors use science based information and interpretive techniques so that students can share what they learn with others, according to program materials. The program focuses on sustainability, connectivity, and biodiversity. After a long day in class learning about Cuban tree frogs as well as others Gulfportian Carrie Caignet brought a fellow classmate from South Florida to see the town. Blues Fest Volunteers Needed! The So49 Business Association is seeking volunteers to assist with the 2013 Tangerine Blues Fest, to be held Saturday, September 28th. Volunteer shifts are generally two hours long, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running till 10 p.m. Proceeds from the Blues in St Petersburg. Please contact Don Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in volunteering or for information. Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon Plans are under way for the upcoming Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 28, same day as the Tangerine Blues Fest. Go to mygulfport.us, events, upcoming events, and Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon for event information and registration form. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, your assistance is key for the success of this event. Business sponsors are also welcomed prize giveaways during this fun event. If you would like to volunteer, or if your business is interested in participating, please contact Justin Shea at 727-893-1118 The race is designed to be short enough to invite participation from individually or in teams, and is intended to be simply for fun. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. This year, everyone that registers gets a cool bright orange t-shirt with the Keep Gulfport Weird logo. Registration is $10 per person. To get a registration, go online at www. mygulfport.us. Please go to the Events menu, then upcoming events, then Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon, Keep Gulfport Weird MiniTriathlon registration and print the registration form. All Registration forms must be turned in by 9/20/13 to complete shirt order. No t-shirts will be available if you register the day of the event. Get in on the fun, then more at Tangerine Blues Fest Saturday September 28, 2013!
46 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 Dying Ducks, from front page According to neighbors around the pond, in the days that followed the water lilies died, and the ducks either left or died. The pond is dead, one local man said. While locals speculate that the recent application of the pesticide Diquat caused the avian deaths, FWC spokesperson Gary Morse doubts that the herbicide killed the ducks. That stuff doesnt kill those ducks, for the most part, nor does it kill approved herbicide and its applied correctly, he said, adding that Diquat is toxic in certain concentrations well above the recommended amount. The Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS, does list the herbicide as both an acute and chronic health hazard, certain levels. However, the MSDS hazard, on a scale of one to four. The FWC and the city both stress that only licensed individuals can apply the herbicide. They cant be applied willy nilly, Morse said Monday morning. Thats why people who apply this stuff are permitted. Gulfports Parks and Recreation Superintendent Bob Williams tells the Gabber the city has used the same company for two decades: Lake and Pond Maintenance. They treated the pond at Tomlinson Park Monday; people began reporting dead birds Wednesday. The last reported death at press time came from police, who responded to another dead bird a dead wood stork at the corner of 54th Street South and the Tangerine Greenway Monday night. In total, seven ducks three Pekins and four mallards as well as one wood stork have died in the past week. What youve got with these particular ducks is... youve got an avian disease, Morse said Monday afternoon. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) sampled the water and the soil. As of Wednesday morning the city had no test results from FDEP. The necropsy (autopsy) of the duck, performed at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bronson Lab in Kissimmee, revealed no physical signs, such as lesions, that helped identify a cause of death, FWC spokesperson Kevin Baxter told the Gabber. He said that further tests will look for avian botulism and duck virus enteritis (DVE), also called the duck plague. The battery of tests will also look for evidence of poisoning. Baxter said FWC expects the results back no earlier than the end of next week. Avian botulism is a paralytic disease caused by ingestion of a toxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, according to a city press release. FWC based their decision to test for avian botulism because initially no other species seemed affected and the heavy rainfall. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), avian botulism type C affects waterfowl, shorebirds, colonial waterbirds, and others. Healthy birds, affected birds, and dead birds in various stages of decay are commonly found in the same area, according to the USGS web site. The toxin affects the nervous system by preventing impulse transmission to muscles. Birds are unable to use their wings and legs normally or control the third eyelid, neck muscles, and other muscles. Birds with paralyzed neck muscles cannot hold their heads up and often drown. Death can also result from water deprivation, electrolyte imbalance, respiratory failure, or predation. Last Wednesday evening police reported that the two ducks who later not appear able to move their legs. Prompt removal and proper disposal of carcasses by burial or burning (in accordance with applicable ordinances) is highly effective in removing toxin and maggot sources from the environment, the web site continues. If possible avoid altering down water levels during hot weather. This may increase invertebrate and bacteria. Providing mildly affected birds with fresh water, shade and protection from predators may help them recover from the intoxication. Botulism antitoxin is available but requires special handling and must be given early in the intoxication. Birds that survive a botulism outbreak are not immune to botulism toxin. The USGS reports that people, dogs and cats are generally resistant to type C, although it notes some reports of incidences in dogs and people. DVE, according to the Department of Natural Resources, does not infect humans but has a high mortality rate for ducks, geese, and swan. Baxter said the FWC has no other reported waterfowl deaths in the area. The FWC has a bird mortality reporting hotline, available online at MyFWC.com/bird.
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 47 Playing PositivePhoto by Shelly Wilson The Pirates youth football and cheerleading squad (pictured here) was out in the short post-summer season at Boca Ciega High School on August 24th. By incorporating mentoring and tutoring along with sports, the league has distinguished itself as an important positive force in the lives of kids, ages 4-15, many of whom come from low-income and single-parent homes. Says Pirates PR person Sophie Dutton, on one team alone last year, 32 of 35 kids made the honor role. Even if theyre in trouble, she says, we work with them. We see a difference. The Pirates game at Bogie is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Calendar On Monday, September 9 Creative Crafts by the Garden Club of St. Petersburg presents a program of creating a Daisy Chain Seed Bracelet at 10 a.m., 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg The cost of materials for members is $3.50 and non-members $4 and you take home what you craft. The public is welcomed. On Tuesday, September 10 All Members Meeting presents a program on Sustainable Gardening by Julia Stack of the Florida Aquarium at 1 p.m., 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg. Visitors welcomed. Players to Hold Auditions The Gulfport Community Players will be holding open auditions for Brad Stephens, The Cooley Girls, on Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th at the Players Back Door Theater located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. They will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Olga Kruse is the director and she will need: range of from 50 to 60. of from 20 to 30. of from 40 to 60s. All people that meet these requirements are urged to try out for a part. The Players welcome all to their auditions, regardless of their experience or in-experience in theater. They are a true community theater group. The Cooley Girls is a dramatic comedy about three sisters, long separated since childhood. Fortythree years pass by before one of sisters and reunite them. All of them have secrets to hide, of course, but curiosity has brought them together once again after many, many years. Time will tell if they can once again bond together. For more information on the Gulfport Community Players, visit http:// www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org.
48 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What are the Responsibilities of a Successor Trustee? The use of a revocable living trust to receive the assets of a deceased trust settlor without requiring formal Probate Court approval. A named successor trustee in a trust document has certain responsibilities which should be performed in the administration of the trust. Some of the ordinary and necessary steps which a successor trustee should take in lawful and proper trust administration are: A. The trust document should be interpretation as well as each trust amendment; B. The implementation of the substitution of the successor trustee should be accomplished; C. Interested persons concerning the administration of the trust should be served with the required notices in a proper and timely fashion; D. A successor trustee has a legal duty to protect, insure and manage trust assets and may have liability for the improper accomplishment of these legal duties; F. A successor trustee has an in accordance with the prudent investor rule; G. A successor trustee is responsible to make any contributions due to the personal representative of the deceased settlor's estate in order to pay for creditor claims, administrative expenses and/or estate taxes; H. A successor trustee has an obligation to inform and account to that is lawfully documented; I. A successor trustee has a responsibility to make payment or compromise any claims made by creditors against trust assets; J. A successor trustee is required a timely and proper manner and is liable to ensure that all due taxes are paid; K. A successor trustee is required the personal representative of the deceased settlor's estate has not from the State of Florida; L. A successor trustee is required to distribute income and/or principal to trust and is required to fund any further trusts provided for in the trust document; and M. A successor trustee is obligated to perform all trust administration should avoid self-dealing, prejudice trustee has a duty of impartiality in the performance of obligations to the The above is only a partial list of the duties of a successor trustee after a settlor of a trust passes on. Most of the successor trustee's duties should be accomplished with the guidance and assistance of competent legal counsel. 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.
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Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 51 Lawn/Landscape 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. 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 EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199 or 727-3471123. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. BOBS HAULINGHave dump truck, will haul anything. Better prices, better service. 727460-0327. Painting WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. PLUMBING REMODEL SERVICERemodel, Repair, Faucet, Heater, Toilets. Lic# CFC58081 APRIMESOURCE Services. 727-253-9231 Home Improvement PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.
52 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 DONT LET MEMORIES BE FORGOTTENWe give solutions for your old photos, newspapers, VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, 16mm, mini DV, Super 8, Hi-8s & Betamax. Convert them to digital format before they become too damaged. 727-348-1865.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. Help Wanted MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHEDCompany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Drivers License Preferred, Beach Location. 727-363-1074. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-888567-4853. SERVER SKYWAY JACKS-Restaurant. Apply in person Mon.-Thur. 9am.-11am. 2795 34th St. S. VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for House Cleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m. EXPERIENCED STYLIST WITHClientele $125 week. Call 727-343-6187. HELP NEEDED-CNA Updated License Required. Very Part-time. Assist Handicapped Person in north St. Pete. AM/PM hours. Call after 10am. 727-546-1267. 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Runs Good. $2000. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 2000 DODGE CUSTOM HIGHTOP VAN3.9 V-6. All Power, Runs & Drives Great. $123K. $3,000. 813-205-8158. 2007 HONDA FIT SPORT-1 Owner. 32,000 miles. Tinted Window, Blue tooth plus Extras. Excellent Condition. $11,900. obo 727-3470033. CLASSIC 1984 MERCEDES-Transmission Leak. Good Body. $700. 727-560-4599. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Computers/Electronics DESK TOP COMPUTERDell Inspiration 518. All the bells and whistles! $250. Call 727-3216907. Furniture/Appliances GE GAS RANGE-White, Very Good Condition $175. 727-347-1049. QUEEN BED, MATTRESS, BOX SPRING-2 Dressers, 1 Mirror & Night Stand. $350. Mantel Clock, Chimes $300. 727-367-8228. BLACK LEATHER SOFA RECLINERExcellent Condition, $100. 802-376-7632. General COLLECTION OF PISTOLS & RIFLESFor Sale, Brand New, Never Used. 727-202-7371. ACORN STAIRLIFT1 Flight, Indoor/Outdoor, Had 1 Year. $1800 o.b.o. 727-322-0049. MOVING SALE-Dining Table with 4 chairs (oak all wood) old, 60 Round $165. Vintage Twin Bedroom Set. Maple, w/Vanity & Chest of Drawers, $350. Coffee Table 30 Round Glass Top, 3 Legs, Mahogany, $50. Wicker 3 pc Wood Set (white) $100. Refrigerator w/ Freezer Magic Chef LG 18.5 x 32 $75. Juice Man 2 Juicer $60. 13 Color TV w/VCR, Good Color, $20. Gulfport. 727-345-3798, If no answer leave message. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Health & Fitness 3 WHEELED ADULT BICYCLE24, Never Used, $250. Call Gulfport for Pat Strong, 727321-6936, 727-420-0142, 914-320-3615. 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. PONTOON VOYAGER 2005 20-Yamaha 50HP Motor. No Trail. Newer Upholstery, Runs Great! $5900. 727-459-1151. Wanted FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Nildeen, Inc., desiring to engage in business under the Codys Classic Golf Tournament 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. August 22, 2013. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale MOVING SALE-Everything must go! Furniture, antiques, livingroom, bedroom, childs room, kitchenwares, pots, plants, tools, arts, crafts. Sat. Aug. 24th 8a.m.-1p.m. No early birds please!MONSTROUS MULTI FAMILY EVENTFri. 8-1pm, Sat. 8-2. Furniture, Bar Ware, Collectibles, Tools, Motorcycle, Military Clothes, Halloween Costumes, Budweiser Collectibles, Nic-Knacks, Art, Antiques. 4293 48th Ave. S. LOTS & LOTS OF PLANTS-Orchids, Household. 8/23 & 8/24. 8am.-4pm. 5102 29th Ave. S. ESTATE SALE-Electronics, Antiques, Dolls, Nascar, Paintings & More. (indoor/outdoor). Saturday/Sunday 9am.-5pm. 5026 8th Ave. S. FRIDAYSUNDAY 8-2P.M. 1008 59th St. S. 3 Family, Collectables, Karaoke Machine New in Box, Books, Jewelery, CDs, DVDs, Movies, Beads. More! ESTATE SALESaturday, 9-2. 7951 58th Ave. N. #312, 5-Towns Lakeview West Bldg. Electric Fireplace, Electric Twin Bed, 50 Samsung Flat Screen TV, Furniture, Misc. All Must Go, Clean, Priced to Sell. Card of Thanks 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. R.S. Miscellaneous Service Automotive Marine
Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 53 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. R.M. Happy Talk LARGE STUDIO-Walk to Gulfport Art District, Shopping, Fishing. Credit/Background Check. $540/Mo. +Security. Water, Trash, Parking Included. 727-417-6915 or 727-381-9626. 1 LARGE BEDROOMWalk-in Closet, 1 Bath, 1st Floor, Porch, Pool, Near Stetson. $650/Mo. Annual. 1st & Security. 727-772-3646. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Housekeeper/Secretary Possible live-in. 727289-3588. LARGE 1BR/1BAAlley Unit, Recently Updated, Near Stetson. $600/Mo., $600 Dep. Non-Smoking, No Pets, Background Credit Check Required. 727-482-4677. $650Across from beach on TI. Nice 1BR Apt, Tile oors, W/D Available, parking. 1st, last, sec. Ken 727-320-4146 FIVE TOWNS 2BR/2BA-Unit in Princeton Bldg. 55+ Community. (6188 80th St. N. #211). Bright and Clean End Unit, 1360sqft. Including Laundry/Storage room with W/D. Balcony Over looking Lake. Includes Gas for Cooking and Heating, Cable, 1 Carport, Use of Six Pools and Many Amenities. $900/Mo. 727480-0793. TOWN SHORES NOTTINGHAM-2BR/2BA. 1120sqft, 2nd oor standard unit. Galley Kitchen 16.5x8 Florida room. CH/A, Covered Carport, Unfurnished. $875/Mo. Yearly Lease. No Pets/Smoking 727-345-3221. 7405 41ST AVE.N. -3BR/2BA house. No pets, screened porch, Florida room. Large yard. Wood oors. $970/mo. Last month & security.727-347-4400. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Newly Refurbished. 2007 54th St. S. $650/Mo. Includes Water. Annual Lease, 1st & Security. 727-8519717 (Evenings). GULFPORT STUDIO APT.$595/Mo. plus Electric. W/S/G included. Small private yard. Nice quiet neighborhood. Background Check. 216-536-4727. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals BRING YOUR SUITCASE!-1BR/1BA Large Duplex Furnished, Near Gulfport Beach and Stetson. CHA, Walk-in Closet, King Bed, Sleeper/Sofa, Shaded Yard, Porch, Carport, Tile, W/D. $795/Mo. Plus Utilities. First, Last Security. Pets Considered. Available now until 10/31. 727-224-9771. Accommodations to Share TYRONE AREA 3BR/2BA2000SF Home, Huge Bathroom, W/D, Kitchen Privileges, Pergo, Lanai. Split Plan, Walk to Bank, Publix, PO & Mall. Female, References. $425/Mo. 727-345-8831. FURNISHED ROOMW/D, Smoker Okay, No Pets, $125/Wk. $500/Mo. Includes Utilities & Internet. 727-410-5035. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACESt. Pete. 200SF private ofce. Furnished/Unfurnished. Includes reception area, conference room, utilities, parking. $525. Call 727-742-1084. Vacation Rentals Real Estate Wanted SEEKING 1 TO 3 YEAR LEASE-Manchester Bldg. Town Shores. 2BR/2BA, Responsible Couple, References. Email details; email@example.com Card of Thanks Real Estate for Rent Commercial Properties Rent Real Estate for Sale
54 Gabber August 22 August 28, 2013 2BR/1.5BA SUNSET BEACH-Water front Condo. 50 Boat Slip with Remote Lift. Split Level Corner Unit, Granite, Covered Parking, 2 16 Balconies, Pets Ok, 1 month lease Minimum. $319,000. 727-459-1151. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale GULFPORT INVESTMENT PROPERTY 3BR/1BA, Masonry, Carport, Rented $825/ Mo. Only $54,900. WALTON REALTY, 727458-3613. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.
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