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Gabber
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Gulfport gabber
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No. 2348 February 6 February 12, 2014 Holistic F oods, Fr esh Bak ed Biscuits and Tr ea ts Final Call: Lieutenant Frank Vento Today Gulfport mourns the loss of Gulfport Fire Inspector Investigator and Seminole Fire Lieutenant Frank Vento. Thursday morning, as Gulfportians pick up this weeks Gabber and read it over coffee, and an honor guard will continue sharing the privilege of standing vigil over their fallen comrade. Until the Friday morning funeral 24-hour watch over the man they trusted with their lives and Gulfport trusted with its safety. Lieutenant Vento, 48, died suddenly after going into cardiac arrest at his home See Vento, page 8 Gulfport Fire Inspector Frank VentoGulfport Police Fitness Standards RelaxedBy Chief Rob Vincent being relaxed following labor contract negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police. Previously, all sworn once a year; however, the city agreed to an amendment that would make the standards applicable only to those hired after the policy was implemented in 2011. eventually conceded when the union offered to accept a reduced salary increase in exchange for the relaxed In an effort to address growing concerns of health, safety, See Police Fitness, page 6Gulfport Gets New City Logo After sorting through 17 logos, a committee consisting of representatives from So49, the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Gulfport Merchants Association selected a nautical-themed logo for the city of Gulfport. Graphic artist Chris Leyva designed the logo, for which the city budgeted $1,000. It really gets to the maritime encompassing. Gulfport Lions Seek New Members Lion Maria Salley dishes up scrambled eggs at offer a myriad of fundraising activities throughout the year, including last Saturdays pancake breakfast and the March 8 shrimp boil. This past weekends breakfast raised about $400, according to President Art Padula. The Lions Club, a service club that works with an assortment of vision-related charities, seeks not only pancake fans but also new members. See Lions, page 9

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2 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com City Approves Hootenanny! Gulfport city council approved a hunt and hootenanny for the Gulfport Historical Society on March 29. Ward who serves as the Gulfport Historical Societys Treasurer, recused herself form the vote. Urban Gypsies will call the dances and play in between the reels, and the event will be preceded by a boys against the girls scavenger hunt through town.

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4 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Gulfport Little League Renews Lease in the form of one dollar annual rent. The city will also pay the electric bill for six months out of every year. To help the team meet the needs of players from lower-income families, the city agreed to renew the leagues lease at these terms. Its a tradition, Ward Three Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon said. Were gong to support it. How is that affecting our taxes? Are they going to pay for the maintenance and upkeep, resident and Little League neighbor Tim Spencer asked Or are they basically not going to pay for anything? Ten years ago this little league program was on the verge of folding...at that time the city stepped said, saying yes, the subsidy did affect taxes indirectly. I think theres a value you put on Little League baseball or youth programs and the city can well afford to absorb this program, City Brown has Ofce Hours this Friday City of Gulfport Councilmember, this Friday, February 7 at 3 p.m. to answer City of Gulfport community 2401 53rd Street S., Gulfport. I am open and accessible to my input or ideas. Gulfport embodies the conversation. This gives our residents the opportunity to meet face to face rather than electronic communication. Please bring me your ideas and thoughts, so we can make the City of Gulfport better! Said Christine For more information on these 893-1012, or visit this week on Friday at 3 p.m. inside Gulfport City Hall.

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6 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Police Fitness, from front page Vincent implemented the physical abilities test following his appointment as chief of police in 2010. The testwhich consists of a 440-yard run, an obstacle course, and a 150 lb. dummy dragwas initially developed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and was selected for incorporation in the Gulfport program by a committee of There are several local police departments throughout the state which have similar programs, although in Pinellas County, only Gulfport program was implemented, passed the test. testing, but only those hired since Others may elect to take the test, and they will be rewarded with a paid day off if they achieve a passing score. Murder on Blueberry Hill A murder has occurred! Guests will this interactive show that features live music from the 1950s, trivia, re-enactments of bygone days, and dance lessons with contests and prizes at the end, plus a 4-course meal provided by local restaurants. Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport on Friday, February 14th at 6 p.m. for only $10 per ticket. You must purchase your ticket prior to the event, no tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds from this event are donated to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Gulfport on the Rocks Reunion Party on Saturday, February 8th at the Gulfport Lions Club from 4-8 p.m. Live music including Guitar Daddy with the No Name Storm boys.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 7 Get your Blood Sugar Checked Its important to know your numbers. Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. Gulfport, on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and have your blood sugar checked. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years 893-1231. Sivas Sonoma Pinot NoirThis Pinot Noir has bold aromas of red currant, strawberries and cherry pie that lift out of the glass. The spicy complexity of the nose can be attributed to are prominent on the palate while toasty vanilla notes play a supporting role. earthy morel mushrooms. It pairs well with a wide array of foods, including This is one of my favorite Pinots for the money! Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years.

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8 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Vento, from front pageand being transported to Largo Medical Center Monday morning. Gulfport. Most local business owners recently, spent time at this local paper, sharing stories about hiking the Appalachian Trail and talking about the mountains with publisher energy and spirit. He loved to be in Tennessee and the mountains, Gulfport Fire Chief Jim Marenkovic said Tuesday morning. Doctors were aggressively treating Lieutenant Vento with chemotherapy and radiation for cancer of the lymph nodes, Chief Marenkovic said. Nevertheless, his sudden passing shocked both cities the Lieutenant served. When Lieutenant Vento went into cardiac arrest Monday morning, his own Seminole station answered the call and tried to save his life en route to the hospital. It was a shock to us all, Chief Marenkovic, who met him when Inspector Vento in February 2007, said. We worked well together; I admired him. Along with his men, Chief Marenkovic will stand vigil over his friend, colleague, and brother. Lieutenant Vento leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Lisa, a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Megan. He is also survived by his mother, his nieces and nephews. The family has arranged a public viewing from 10 a.m. until noon at the Seminole Street North, Seminole) on Friday, February 7; the service will follow at noon. Until that time, the same men who served alongside him will stand for him to honor the Lieutenant Vento one last time. Then, a bell will toll three times, signifying the end of shift. Dispatch radio and they will issue Lieutenant Vento one last command: Final call for Frank Vento. Massachusetts Society The Massachusetts Society will meet Wednesday, February 12th, Clubhouse in Gulfport on 54th St. S. Their February event is an ice cream members invite our friends from the them.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 9 Lions, from front page time $50 fee to Lions International. The club meets at 7 p.m. at 4630 Tifton Drive South in Gulfport the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. We need members, President Padula said. We love new members.Fun for your Brain! Join in the fun at the Puzzle Party on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. Learn how to play Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more at 727-893-1231. Classical Music at Library The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is sponsoring a on Thursday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Library. Titled will offer some comments and play music by Corelli, Telemann, Haydn, and Joplin. Admission is free, so come on over music performed by professional musicians. For more information mygulfport.us or call 727-893-1074.

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10 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Letters Hard Candy: Way Out of Line Dear Editor: For those of you who this weeks Hard Candy is your answer. There is nothing about policy in this piece. It is sanctioned bullying. A leader will willingly open themselves up for criticism for their decisions but to publicly malign them for being inherently distasteful and morally repugnant amongst other things is beyond the pale. I am appalled! What makes someones opinion on Facebook or in the Gabber more important than mine? Who made you the arbiters of what is acceptable or not? What makes you the expert when Im the one that stepped up to the plate to serve you and you did not? Think about it people. This discussion and many other posts should be held one-on-one about your concerns Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. and not open season for personal humiliation. Heres to more open seats on Councils default by whoever is brave enough citizenry. Lori Rosso Dear Editor: After reading the most recent Hard Candy column concerning City Councilman Michael Fridovich, I would like to comment on the somewhat harsh view that Ms. Salustri took. I have no doubt Mr. Fridovich is 'guilty as charged' concerning some of what was asserted especially the issues that have already been addressed in previous Gabber issues. However, my family has gotten to know Mr. Fridovich on a personal level this past year, and we have never been offended in his presence. Nor have we noticed any fascination, on his part, with lesbians. What we have noticed is a council member who is more than gracious in answering about his ward and city, and "in the grand scheme of things" we feel that our city is being better represented by "..a shorter, older, and better-fed most who have come before him.Connie Dritsos

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 11 Forever Young and Starre Dancers to Perform With their motto We Dance our Pants Off for Charity, St. Petes own Forever Young Dancers will perform in Gulfport on February 8th and 9th. Love is Forever is the Valentine themed Saturday show at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. also featuring a National Title for dancers both by age and size of group. who organized Forever Young 17 years ago with the goals of fun for the audience and dancers and helping those not as fortunate said the Human Outreach Team of St. Petersburg. The group has raised thousands over the years for this and other local charities Clausen added while entertaining audiences in the Tickets which are $15, are available in advance by phone at these numbers: Door Theater is located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. Clausen stressed that all proceeds from ticket sales go directly to charity. Helping those in need of help performance, and with the supportive community which comes to our shows, we will continue this good work, Clausen said. Help Send the Band to New Orleans has been invited to perform at the Crescent City Jazz Festival in New Orleans later this year. They will Friday, February 14th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, 1400 54th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. Concert features the schools Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, Gumbi Ortiz, New Groove and Lisa Kelley. Tickets are $10 and trip and the LHS Jazz Program. Theyve earned it, lets send them! If anyone would like advance tickets com, call the band director, Mr. 893-2916, ext. 2186, or use his contact Meet Anne Franks Step Sister Spend an historic evening with Anne Franks stepsister and childhood friend, Mrs. Eva Schloss of London, UK on Monday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. at The Palladium Theatre, 253 Fifth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Learn from the past, live the present and look to the future. For tickets visit www.ChabadSP.com or call 727-344-4900.

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12 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Chamber Hosts Networking Mixer The Chamber invites our business members to attend our Networking 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. The location We encourage our members to come together at this beautiful facility and meet fellow business owners supporting our Chamber. If your business would like to sponsor a networking mixer, Chamber, visit our website at www. Gulfportareachamberofcommerce. Beach Bazaar Seeks Ticket Vendor Status theaters, events and other entertainment venues an outlet to provide tickets to the general public at no service charge to the venue for selling their tickets. happy said owner Angela Lagan. and were currently selling tickets to Hickman Theater. Now customers are dropping in to see if we have tickets to about everything within 10 miles of Gulfport! It makes sense to provide this service for our residents and a perfect compliment to the store out all day! If you have tickets to sell, please call Angela for details at 727-381-8548. Take a Safe Boating Class February 8th from 8 a.m. until 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport per student and includes all books and materials. Upon completion of the course the student will receive a bobber card from the State of call 727-399-7986. Come to Uncelebrate Valentines Party Hey Teens and Tweens! You are cordially invited to come to the Gulfport Library on Wednesday, February 12th from 3-5 p.m. to un-celebrate with them at their antivalentines day party! Come hang out, make a cool craft, eat some food, and help un-celebrate this completely stupid and made up holiday! Contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Services or 893-1074. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 13 Free Teen Night Program Gulfport Program theme for February is free, free, free. In February there will be many free things. First off there will be no registration fees for any new teen who registers. Parents Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Secondly, every Wednesday they will have free snacks and punch to drink. up by 6:20 p.m. on Friday the 28th. They must have 10 teens to go on this trip. At Ten Pins Lanes you will bowl two games for free. Please bring extra money for concessions if you like. Teen Night is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Please call John at 893-1079 for more information or visit www.mygulfport.us and go to the recreation center link. Arts Center Offers Couples NightThe Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport learning opportunities and events in its new location at 5437 29th Avenue IACG in what has been christened as Gulfports Alley of the Arts harbors artists who demonstrate and teach glass blowing, hot glass casting and fusing, glass bead making, metal forging, metal sculpture, mosaics and other art forms. The alley has historically been a location for working artists studios in Gulfport, glass/metal artist Owen Pach, and metal/mixed media artist Jonathan Schork, both of which are IACG Several other artists round out the roster of instructors offering to participants from children to seniors the chance to experience the New events and classes are now being formed. The IACGs recent Hot Date Night proved to be a which couples were invited to share the creative experience of hot glass blowing together. For Valentines annual Valentines Fete will offer similar experiences for couples, including glass blowing and bead making with the addition of a catered dinner and entertainment. Space is limited and For more information and registration, please call 727-6234920. Future Hot Date Nights are also planned. Toddler Story Time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! For more information contact Cailey at 893-1074 or

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14 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Where have you been lately? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with others as you hear about their experiences at a new meets on the third Thursday of every month starting February 20th at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport. Ester, cruise specialist from Four Seasons Travel and Cruise will be here to give you great tips and insider information. Dont miss out! Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, 893-1231. International Cinema Series at Eckerd Fruitvale Station this Friday, February 7 at 7 p.m., Miller Grant, a young man killed at a Oakland, California, on New Years Day 2009, Fruitvale Station follows Grant on the last day of his life, as the spectator shares his highs and lows in this engrossing look inside racial violence as an everyday occurrence. and the Audience Award at the 2013 First Film at Cannes. Library to Host Literacy Program The St. Petersburg Public Library has received a grant from the Florida Humanities Council to host a free family literacy program at the South Dr. S., for six Tuesdays beginning February 11 and continuing through March 18, starting at 6 p.m. Call 727-893-7244. St. Petersburg Doll Club Join us for the 33rd Annual Doll & 9:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. at the Minnreg Event features dolls, teddy bears, food. Doll appraisals and repairs done on premises. Donation of $4 for For information call 727-347-7556.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 15 Heritage Village presents Speaking of History lecture As part of the Speaking of History lecture series, author Cathy Salustri will present Finding More of Florida on Sunday, Feb. 16. The lecture will at Heritage Village. Cathy Salustris program in February of last year traced her Florida in a camper van to witness how the landscape had changed since the publication of Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State in 1939. The book, published by the Progress Administration during the Great Depression, sought to promote tourism in the remote peninsula. Gulfport-based Cathy Salustris love of Florida reaches across the state. Her travels take her on foot, bike, boat or car to places the Interstate bypassed long ago, as well as those spots where natural beauty has survived the onslaught of overpopulation. She attended the University of Central Florida, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa before embarking on the adventure that is the Florida Studies Masters program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Cathy has written travel pieces for USA Today, Visit Florida, regional magazines and local press. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 29 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Heritage Village has Wi-Fi availability. Heritage Village is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For more information about Heritage Village visitwww.pinellascounty.org/ heritage, or call 727-582-2123. 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.

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16 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 2Cool Art Show in Gulfport Mark Your Calendars! This is the third year for the 2Cool Art Show in year! The Professional Association with the City of Gulfport and the Downtown Merchant Association to place on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th from 10 a.m. will show and sell their work within the Gulfport Casino, located at 5500 Gulfport. Parking and admission is free for this weekend event. An invitation from the City of Gulfport encouraged this new show to emerge an event that showcases the artistic work of PAVAs statewide members. Since 2012, the City of Gulfport and the citys Merchant Association have been delighted with the response from the community and have asked them to come back for a third show. For the past 25 years art patrons Art Show in St. Petersburg. Susan Professional Association of Visual be co-sponsoring this event with the City of Gulfport in a historic building that has been referred to as the heart and hub of Gulfport. 2Cool Art Shows proximity to Valentines Day provides an excellent art gift for your special person. This is also a chance for winter visitor/ that PAVA has been presenting for the past 25 years during the summer Cool Show. Make a day of it and visit the show along with the charming waterfront town of Gulfport. Call Susan Gehring at 727-916-0105 rr.com. Dance to the Sounds of Dixieland will be performing at the Polish on Friday evenings: February 7th, 14th and 21st from 7-10 p.m. the exciting music with top-notch trumpet, keyboard and drums. Come Cost is $7 at the door. Cash bar and light food are available. Call 727894-9908.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 17 Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor two outreach concerts in February: On Thursday, February 6th, and Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play Pinellas Park. Admission is $10. Call 727-522-6877 Gulfport Beach and Area Clean-Up Gulfport Neighbors, invites Gulfportians, and their friends and family to participate in its next popular monthly beach cleanup on Saturday, February 8, at 9 a.m. Orientation is at the large Shelter two-hour beach cleanup, and then a Dutch-treat brunch gathering at a local spot to be announced. If you are looking for an activity where you can get outdoor exercise and meet interesting people while reducing the pollution in our waterways and ridding our beach of debris, this event is for you. Please bring what you need for sun and bug protection. Wear good foot protection and support. Please bring your own gloves, trash bags, and a grabber or rake, if you have one. Water will be provided. Gulfport Neighbors t-shirts will be available for purchase for $10. Sweetheart Specials at Animal Services Heartened by the approach of Valentines Day, Pinellas County Animal Services is offering sweetheart specials on the adoptions of cats and dogs through the end of The adoption fee for large dogs and cats will be $25 and $75 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours. The fee includes a medical checkup, spaying/ neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control and County license is also provided. Pinellas County Animal Services is Largo. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/ animalservices or call 727-582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727582-2604.

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18 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 This Weeks Solution Work at the Man CaveTom Hess, Lakeland, varnishes a cypress walking stick at Gulfports Tuesday Market. Hess works on his walking sticks at his booth, Man Cave.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 19 Mike Pilert, Gulfport: "That dog thing." Judy Merico, Gulfport: "The one where the puppy kept running back to the horse. I can't even think if what it was for." Larry Grabowski, La Grange, Illinois: "The one that caught my eye was the big head dog heads. What are they trying to sell?" John Shevlin, Gulfport: "The Eighties called." Linda Worsham, Gulfport: "The one where the dog broke Sarah McLachlan guitar." The Gabs If you watched the big game this past Sunday, no doubt you saw a few commercials. We asked people which commercial stuck with them after the game ended. P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek

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20 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Series for Catholics Wanting to Re-Connect Awaken your Catholic Faith! Sometimes important things get away from usthings like faith. Is this you? Too busy? Not been to church in a while? Children asking sure how to answer? Looking for an opportunity to explore your faith? you. This six-session series starts on Wednesday, February 19th, from 7-9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, 445 82nd Avenue, St. Pete org. All are welcome. Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location S.). Hours are 10-2 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse Join us for Passion for a Lifetime at our February 15th meeting at N., Pinellas Park, 11:30-2p.m. Our guest speaker is Joy Green, Aglos International U.S. Director for the years. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of WorshipGrief Share Support Group Grief Share support group will meet at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg every Friday through March 24th. Call 727-343-7747. Church in the Afternoon Now you can sleep in on weekends without missing church! For the second year, Paradise Lutheran Church of Treasure Island is offering worship services at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in addition to its regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. The afternoon program, which began January 4, will continue through April 5. Everyones welcome whether youre here on vacation or live in Florida all year around. The church is located at the Treasure Island Causeway. childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. a great price!

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 21 Series for Catholics Wanting to Re-Connect Awaken your Catholic Faith! Sometimes important things get away from usthings like faith. Is this you? Too busy? Not been to church in a while? Children asking sure how to answer? Looking for an opportunity to explore your faith? you. This six-session series starts on Wednesday, February 19th, from 7-9 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, 445 82nd Avenue, St. Pete org. All are welcome. Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location S.). Hours are 10-2 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse Join us for Passion for a Lifetime at our February 15th meeting at N., Pinellas Park, 11:30-2p.m. Our guest speaker is Joy Green, Aglos International U.S. Director for the years. Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of WorshipGrief Share Support Group Grief Share support group will meet at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg every Friday through March 24th. Call 727-343-7747. Church in the Afternoon Now you can sleep in on weekends without missing church! For the second year, Paradise Lutheran Church of Treasure Island is offering worship services at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in addition to its regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. The afternoon program, which began January 4, will continue through April 5. Everyones welcome whether youre here on vacation or live in Florida all year around. The church is located at the Treasure Island Causeway. childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. a great price!

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22 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Award Show Reception will be the guest demonstrator at the semi-annual February Award show. The reception and demonstration will be on Saturday February 8th at 1 p.m. in TI City Hall Auditorium, 108th Ave. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the winners. The event is free and open to interested persons. Art Guild Workshop Anything Goes artist, will be the guest demonstrator at the 'Anything Goes' workshop, Wednesday, Feb ruary 19 from 9:30 to noon. The workshop meets at the Garden 106th Ave and Park Place. The fee for the workshop is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. Mr. Yearick will be demonstrating how to paint pets, dogs and cats. For more information about Treasure Island Art Guild visit the website at www. TreasureIslandArtGuild.org. 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport Q: Am I in the wrong for having a 14' camper in my driveway? Faun Weaver, via Facebook A: If you registered it with the city before the exemption period ended on January 2 you can. The city opted to start enforcing existing setback rules, but to minimize tensions allowed for one-time exemptions violation and must be removed. The city is no longer issuing exemption permits.

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24 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Quilts and Other Delights IX fun on February 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ at 6315 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. draped over the back of the pews in the sanctuary and on the walls of the Narthex. Donation is $5 to view the exhibit. There will be demonstrations in the Library at 11, 12 and 1 oclock. Across the courtyard in Heritage Hall there for sale from Jays Fabrics and our Last but not least, lunch will be available at their popular snack bar with tasty foods at a reasonable price. Join them on February 15th. Call 727-347-1226. Tampa Bay Symphony to Perform The Winter concerts of the Tampa and Conductor Mark Sforzini, will in Arutiunians Trumpet Concerto. Sailors Dance from Glires ballet, Performances will be Sunday, February 16th, at 4 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, Tampa; Tuesday, February 18th, at 8 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Avenue N. in downtown St. Petersburg; and Sunday, February 23rd, at 4 p.m. in the Arts Auditorium, St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew Street in Clearwater. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and free for students, who must show student ID if they are 18 or over. There is open seatingno reservations. Visit the org. Depression and Bipolar Support Group Group meets at the Suncoast Center Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Families and support people are welcome. Call

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 25 BCHS Selected for Innovative Program Countryside High Schools are three of nearly 100 schools worldwide selected to implement AP Capstone an innovative program that allows students to engage in the rigorous development of skills critical for collaboration, and writing. The program includes a two-course AP Seminar, will start in fall 2014. The program is designed to be taken senior year, targeting students who have passed or have the potential to pass an AP exam. Northeast and Countryside will be encouraged to apply to the program if they have passed or have the potential to pass an AP exam. An informational fair will be held on February 10 at 6 p.m. for current 10th grade students currently enrolled in AP courses or who have the potential to pass an AP exam. The fair will be held in the main auditorium. Current 10th grade students will register for classes for the 2014-15 school year during the week of Feb. 10. Developed in response to feedback from higher education faculty AP Capstone complements the AP courses and exams currently offered at the three schools. The with the power to explore academic and real-world issues through an interdisciplinary lens and consider multiple points of view. The AP design, plan, and conduct a yearlong mentored investigation on a topic of their choosing. Democratic Club to Meet The Greater Pinellas Democratic Club is honored to host Candidate for will talk about her campaign at the Clubs February 13 meeting. The meeting, which will be held time at 6 p.m., followed by a delicious Movie Day Dont forget! Tuesday, February 11th at 11 a.m. is free Movie Day at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. Come watch a great current movie and grab lunch from at 727-893-1231.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 27 Get Help Filing for the Low Income Senior Exemption Pinellas County Property Appraisers will assist Gulfport seniors in completing the application for the Low Income Senior Exemption on Wednesday, February 12th from served basis at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. must reside in Gulfport, be 65 years old or older as of January 1st, have or have a household income below an annually set threshold. The deadline to apply is March 1st. For more information, please contact Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo 2014 Empower your mind, body and soul on Wednesday, February 19th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is day of healthy fun, free for all ages at the historic Gulfport Casino. Health screenings, interactive demonstrations, Eastern and Western modalities, and fresh and healthy food vendors. Dont miss out! For more information on the expo or how to participate as a vendor, please Hootenannies and Horror Films: History Needs You! Come help plan the un-Sadie Florida Film Festival, and other events at the Gulfport History Museum. We need volunteers to help organize each event, helping with things from making coffee to coordinating entertainment. If you can help in any form whether it's big or small please attend the 7 p.m. meeting on February 6 at the Gulfport Historical Society, 5301 28th Avenue S. in Gulfport. Call Cathy Salustri at 656-5420 or Miki Vaughan at 321-5705 for more information. News from the Gulfport Historical Society

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28 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 By Holiday Mathis If your heart is full, so will be your expression of it this week, as Valentines Day falls on the same day as the full moon in dramatic Leo. Those who happen to be in love will feel inclined to write it in the sky, broadcast it over the Jumbotron or post it widely on all of your social networks. Just remember, skywriting fades; the Internet is forever. AQUARIUS Progress will be followed by a progress. This is the normal path. Its not realistic to think that progress will only be followed by more progress. If such a path did exist, it wouldnt be healthy, and it certainly wouldnt be as fun as this week will be. PISCES wont be able to meet everyones expectations. Their expectations are really about what they need, want and wish for and not about you at all. Also, everyone wants something different, and theres no way to satisfy them all. So decide what to expect from yourself, and dont even worry about them. ARIES reason you are attracted to those you perceive as having great wells of creative and intellectual power is because you suspect that you, too, have such powers, and youre right about that. So be careful not to put so much time into idolizing others that you neglect working on your own gifts. TAURUS an intensely busy moment in your life, and there is much to be gained. Your buzzing mind will need to be the new challenges of the week. The and the best time for this is right before you go to sleep or right when you wake up. GEMINI people around you will be looking ahead and even starting to plan for summer. For you, this may trigger feelings of being overwhelmed, and its hard to be productive in that mindset. So take it one day at a time. If you have to worry, worry about the day youre living, not the distant future. CANCER the same pull for you this week. Maybe its because you sense that being too comfortable is dangerous and can only land you in the center of mediocrity. In order to be at your best, you need challenges that push you into very uncomfortable places. LEO been working hard for a little bit of by avoiding people who need to be entertained because they cant entertain themselves. This type ultimately will be costly for your soul. Fellow creative people will be your best audience and will give back as much or more than they get. VIRGO a simple reason for why youll need to be around people this week even though you may not want to. Social situations cause you to smile, which you prefer to greet the world. This smiling actually makes you happy whether or not you were feeling that way. LIBRA dont worry, because when youre feeling fragile, there are ways to trick your mind into being stronger than you feel. Turn your focus away from problems. Give someone help or a compliment -that will change your focus. Or think about lessons learned and write them down. SCORPIO worry about how your next move is going to make you look. That is control peoples perceptions; you can about how youll feel when all is said and done. Keep in mind that youre more likely to regret what you didnt do than what you did. SAGITTARIUS Whatever happens, youll look at it as feedback from the universe as to how things currently work. Currently is a relative term. Circumstances change rapidly and often, so dont be surprised if the same action taken days or even moments later yields different results. CAPRICORN You usually dont think about the vibes you give off. Youre too busy doing what feels natural, right and for the highest good. This week people show you how your energy touches them and makes them feel more alive. Your impressive level of production has something to do with the way you energize others. This Week's Birthdays: When you were younger, you acted on your feelings as if you didnt have any other choice. Now you think deeply into things, but you are still wise to keep true to your feelings. They will lead you along the path of your heart. Next month represents the start of a transition. You will have a clear vision of October and start building to get there. Your relationships will conform to that vision. May and June show you buying and selling personal property. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his acordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 29 Register for So Classic Car Show The So Classic Car Show will be held on February 8th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Tangerine Greenway, 49th St. and 18th Ave. S. in Gulfport. Early registration costs $15, or $20 at the gate. Gates will open at 7 a.m. Over 60 awards will be given. Event also features food, games, live entertainment and a large kiddy area. Vendors and sponsors can contact Association at www.So49.org or application or entry form call Phil at 727-327-3509. Valentines Weekend Wedding Gown Celebration! Twenty wedding gowns from 1870 to present will be displayed Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of 27th Avenue South in Gulfport). This rare glimpse into the private collection of Gulfport local Thomas Tomlinson offers insight into the history of each gown, the gowns and veils. You dont need reservations; parking is free with $10 admission. Mr. Tomlinson will donate a portion of proceeds to the Gulfport Historical Society. He will also provide information regarding the proper restoration and Special Performance at Gulfport Library refreshments at 6:30 p.m.) the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library will Ernest Hemingway as seen through the eyes of three women in his life: performance, a part of the Circle of Friends annual meeting, is made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The Grand Garden will take place that evening as well. It promises to be an exceptional calling 893-1073. Ducky Event to Benet All Childrens The All Childrens Hospital Guild their 9th annual fund-raising event starring Sir Duck. This year Ducky Goes to the Oscars will be presented at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Island Causeway in Treasure Island. place on Friday, February 21 from 6-9 p.m. The cost per person is $100. Festivities include dinner, open bar, silent and live auction. Music will be provided by First Take. contributed to All Childrens Hospital for predetermined special reservations.

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30 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Scandinavian Club to Meet The next luncheon/meeting of the Suncoast Scandinavian Club will be on Friday, February 7th. The club welcomes anyone of Scandinavian descent and/or those interested in Scandinavian culture. The luncheon begins with cocktails at noon; lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., and is followed by a short meeting at 1:30 p.m. with a 45-minute entertainment program beginning at 2 p.m. The festivities take place Lunch costs $14 per person for visitors and $12 for members. It includes salad, rolls, entree, dessert and coffee or iced tea. There is a choice of two different entrees every month. the month between October-May. Annual membership dues are $10 per member. The club began in 1965 and will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee next year. This months entertainment will There will also be the crowning of the King and Queen. Please make your reservations by calling Maren Anderson at 727-319-4232.Cell Phone Class On Thursday, February 13th at 2 p.m., bring your cell phone to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Christine and Tony from The Cell Phone Solution will be here to how to use your cell phone or smart phone, how to download apps, how to take a picture and send them, how to add contacts, and more Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more at 727-893-1231.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 31 Literary Afternoon at the Blueberry Patch Eighth in an occasional series, the feature of the day will be part one of the poets, novelists, short story An era in American theater and literary life which is unsurpassed in creativity and genius. Marc Connelly They invite everyone to come out ours today. Join them Sunday February 9th at 3pm! Suggested donation to the Patch is located at 4923 20th Ave. S. in Gulfport. 345-6427. Bass season off to record-breaking start Largemouth bass Florida bucket-mouths are showing up in abundance this winter, with an Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the awards were all given out, but the challenge is on for year two. TrophyCatch rewards anglers for catching, documenting and releasing largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. the TrophyCatch Championship Orlando last month by Keith Alan, from the American Outdoors Fund, and Tom Champeau, director of the FWCs Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. Williams winning catch was a 13-pound, his catch and other awards totaling approximately $1,000. A $10,000 check was handed to Peter Perez at a special ceremony at West Lake Tohopekaliga by Experience Kissimmee representatives Debby Guertin and Terry Segraves, along with Champeau. Perez caught bass from Osceola County to win the prize. He caught his winning 12-pound, 3-ounce bass last March Trap. The winner of the 2013 Phoenix 619 bass boat, powered by Mercury, was surprised angler Frank Ay. His prize was presented to him following a club tournament on Lake Okeechobee by professional and KP Clements, the TrophyCatch coordinator. Ay won the $40,000 grand prize via a random drawing from among 4,000 anglers who season. See the TrophyCatch Florida TrophyCatchFlorida) for coverage of these awards.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 33 St. Albans Offers Day of Renewal of Vows Wondering what to do on Valentines Day? Looking for something special? Come to St. Albans and renew your vows! On Friday, February of Vows in a short service at 6 p.m. in the Church. All couples welcome. They will host a reception with light refreshments following the service still plenty of time to go out to dinner. If you can, please let them know you are coming so that they may plan properly by calling 360-8406. St. Albans is Local Writers Speak at Boyd Hill Come hear Gabber columnist and reporter Cathy Salustri will Klinkenberg, Hernando Today/ Tampa Tribune staff writer Wendy Petersburg Associate Professor of English Dr. Thomas Hallock for the We Find Nature in the City? on Friday, February 21. the Preserve series, the writers will work. Cathy Salustris reading will On March 28, poets Gianmarc Duncan will lead a poetry night hike through the Preserve. The series concludes on April 11 with Ways of Looking at a City: Community Gathering, as writers, environmentalists and community advocates celebrate the natural and built environment of south St. Petersburg. This lecture series demonstrates the extraordinary talent at USF St. Petersburg and our commitment to engaging the community with provocative programming, said College of Arts and Sciences. I commend Dr. Hallock for his creative leadership. The series is co-sponsored by the USFSP Florida Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences and Andrea Andersen. Each event is free and open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. For more information contact Thomas Hallock located at 1101 Country Club Way South in St. Petersburg. PAG Shufeboard Seeks Players club seeks players. No experience necessary. The season runs January through March and plays Tusedays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10am. Call 727-360-1858 or 612-750-5361 for more information.

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34 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Compiled by Cathy SalustriCandidates for Ward Three Discuss Issues, Ideology at League of Women Voters Debate. On March 11, Gulfport voters citywide will decide who has earned the right to represent ward three on city council over the next two years. Last Tuesday night, Ward Three Council candidates met at Gulfport at the League of Women Voters debate. from some of the issues raised. As always, we encourage voters citywide to use this synopsis as a guide for asking each candidate more in-depth how to cast their vote: please watch the TheGabber.com for a link to the video) and speak with the candidates before making a voting decision. what the candidates told voters at the debate:Paul Ray Candidate Ward 3 Yolanda Roman Candidate Ward 3About their top priorities: Yolanda Roman (YR): Senior Services, senior programs; alleys. Paul Ray (PR): 49th Street cleaning it up, getting more businesses, cutting and sewer and stormwater issues. About the 49th Street corridor: PR: great businesses... some cleaning up of that street... woman at Neptune note: the shooting took place on the St. Petersburg side of 49th Street and Gulfport Police have no record of a woman getting mugged in the past three months and only two robberies on 49th Street in that same period, one of which was a shoplifter resisting a shopkeeper.) YR: We do pay attention to 49th... instead of calling it a blight, lets work with So49, lets work with the community, lets work with the businesses... to make it better. About Gulfports environmental issues: YR: responsibility with State, St. Petersburg, citizens... She raised city council, said should the city should take existing data and send it to an independent source. PR: 2009 was the last real Said water sample is not an accurate is. Said the city needed to demonstrate need for dredging. Support sewer plan? PR: Yes. Supports state revolving fund and that he believed were still looking public records and the city manager agree that council dismissed Con Edison as an option when it opted to pursue the states revolving loan.) YR: Yes. Abandoned homes? YR: Pointed to city analysis of 40-50 homes unoccupied does not mean theyre abandoned; said city needs to see if theyre abandoned. PR: I think the number was a little higher than 40 or 50 but said city cannot foreclose on a home, but it would be the optimal avenue. an estimated 40 unoccupied home and stressed that all unoccupied homes are not abandoned.) Race relations in Gulfport? PR: would like... inclusive of straights, gays and lesbians... I see people on the beaches and its very diverse... Ive been in Ward Four and there were people who were stunned to see me and I was stunned that they were stunned. YR: How can we be more inclusive... to recognize cultures? Said Gulfport that we have a race issue. Marina development? YR: Marina is one of Gulfports key priorities ... high-revenue generating for the city but called lodging a complicated, sensitive issue and said the city had no plans for a hotel. PR: I have a lot of hope for the marina and I will eventually be putting a boat Said city had plans for a hotel. YR: I have not seen plans for a hotel. PR: It was part of a proposal by Miss think that is going to become part of the marina master plan that will be coming up next year. (Editors note: Councilwoman Brown did broach the subject of a hotel at a 2013 council meeting, council has not yet voted on whether or not to proceed with plans for a hotel. At this time, there is no recorded council action directing staff to build a hotel or to operate any sort of lodging.) Any possibility for citywide Internet access? PR: Does not recommend citywide YR: If consumers are looking for it, the city should look into it. Homeless shelter? YR: Said she would want a study Gulfport Candidates Q&ALast week the Gulfport Candidates for Ward 3 participated in two debates. The following is excerpts from each.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 35 seen that, I dont know what that problem looks like. She advocated due diligence before exploring solutions. gun. PR: Said, yes, there is a problem. I watched two people walk by who were homeless shelter on 49th Street. YR: I would not automatically look at a van and say they are homeless. PR: Said woman at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center told him homeless people would come to shelter and get cans of food. Level of involvement in Gulfport over past few years? PR: I have not been involved in a lot of the things in Gulfport itself. Said he had been involved with Lap of Love, the Childrens Center, supports public radio, donates to Toys for Tots, and builds a lemonade stand ever year to raise money for childrens cancer YR: Very functionally involved... home on tour of homes, trash cleanup events... advocated about domestic partnership registry. Single Stream recycling? YR: have recycling programs... not in support of anything that will outsource our city services. PR: I am totally in support of single stream. Said the city could work with St. Petersburg Commissioner Darden Petersburg. YR: We will impact our budget negatively. PR: at all... it would be exactly the same thing. (Editors Note: Gulfport Public Works single stream recycling would represent a large loss of revenue for the citys recycling program; please see the January 30 City Whys for Mr. Sopaks PR: We have applied as a city... but we have not had anyone come forward and apply to use these funds. YR: Do your research... we have been approved. How can Gulfport attract new businesses? PR: th Street has a lot of opportunity for businesses. Suggested chains such as Dollar Stores. YR: We have a lot of good businesses coming into town... we dont like chain stores, I get it, but we do have those in our town. How do you feel about getting our homes reclaimed water for the yards? PR: There are better alternatives... if youre reclaiming that water youre as useful as we think it would be. Said he uses rain barrels. (Editors Note: National, state, and local agencies, including Pinellas County the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, say the opposite.) YR: Im not for anything thats going to take a lot of utilization and city services. Said she would look it up after learning more and potentially post her response on her site. (Editors note: According to City Manager OReilly and data from the county, Gulfport cannot get reclaimed water. It takes, according to Pinellas County, four households to produce enough reclaimable water for one home; only 25% of homes can ever receive reclaimed water.) Solar panels on city property? YR: I need to understand where the to be careful how we utilize our budget. Said she would not commit without knowing ultimate impact and that the initiative should be, at a minimum, cost-neutral. PR: I designed my own system... need to look at cost versus revenue. Parking problem downtown? PR: It is a big issue... would like to see golf carts. YR: Suggested a trolley that can loop. (Editors note: the city already has a trolley that loops at special events.) Should we revisit PACE? YR: Expressed support for the program. PR: Said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dont support the program but they will probably be bankrupt in a year or two, so we wont have to worry about it.Face Off: Candidates Debate Gulfport Issues at Town Shores Tuesday morning the candidates met have included the points made by each candidate at the Town Shores debate and, when necessary, noted when a candidate presented facts we either could not verify or could only prove marks are the words of the Again, this article gives only the main points; for elaboration, please watch the videos and then contact the candidates. com. In February we will sit down with each candidate for more in-depth interviews. Please contact individual candidates if you wish to clarify the statements below.Paul Ray Sloat members attended and expressed his respect for Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon services and cans and needs to move to single source recycling. (As per city management and department heads, Gulfport recycles paper, cans, bottles, paperboard, cardboard, glass and yard waste, although does not offer curbside glass recycling) after the marina upgrade, lower water not have to raise rates. Added that if the city has money left over at the end of the year taxes are too high. least is best, but also should

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36 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 set policy, increase businesses, and increase safety and protection for the citizens because of zoning laws and cant rebuild because of a storm and the city may have to relax zoning laws (the Gabber pulled the permit records of the one business known to be affected by a storm, Yummys, and found 15 approved permits and none denied. In addition, additions and ADA enhancements continue on that building. Yummys had an expedited permitting process with the city and required no variances. Currently all permits have city approval.) (As per the Gulfport City Manager and public records of council meetings, city council opted to use the states revolving loan plan and will not use ConEd) on downtown streets because of bad sewers (the Gabber could not locate swimming downtown and, as such, could not attribute alleged swimming to sewage) bocce ball courts on Gulfports beach minimize parking issues. Said that compared to his experience to visiting relatives at The Villages, would approve in the city. Said they should have all safety features, drivers should have a license and register their vehicles with the city. Also said vehicles should have a minimum speed. idea and source of revenue for the city. south of 22nd but does think they offer a viable alternative on 49th Street must work with Saint Petersburg or else its putting lipstick on a pig. He also said Gulfport never applied (the Gabber Jim OReilly that Gulfport city applied funds; Mr. Ray revised his statement at the evening debate; please see below) transparency with Town Shores as a republican and democrat in the past (Pinellas County records show him registered as Independent) system, but said the Affordable government implemented it too him, he said because of his analytical and critical thinking. Said he ran only because Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon chose to step down and he wanted to bring her type of analysis to city council. If a UFO landed in the backyard I its made, he said. He cited his experience as a consultant, president of a company. He also said that living as an openly gay man allowed him to accept people. Yolanda Roman planning, team development and experience working with government as priorities (she also mentioned seniors as a priority as an earlier, non-Town Shores event) city services desire to make sure we can depend on as operational obligations and amenities to all groups downtown parking, alleys and streets, and sewers address bocce ball courts; said city staff needed to be made aware of issues measuring environmental impact environmental pre-check to determine is this going to have an impact?, which she said the city did. not, she said, pointing to McDonalds and Walgreens, when asked about chains transparency to determine what Town Shores residents want street is worse or most devalued part of our city we have restaurants working there, we have businesses, we have a bank, So49. She said she favored asking businesses what they need, said she doesnt want to insult those businesses. Says Gulfport cant control St. Petersburg; advocated looking at what Gulfport has the power to do. a registered Democrat but reminded people the election was non-partisan admits it needs tweaking her, she said serving was community service at the utmost and that she was hear tough things and can challenge and research issues. candidate.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 37 Excerpts heard at the February 4, 2014Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesWe wanted something that would really encompass all of us, not just downtown. I like the pirate-y kind of font, too. Ward Two Councilwoman If it wasnt for Phyllis, I dont think any of this would have happened. with the Gulfport Librarys Circle of Friends That button aint doing it. Somebodys going to get hit sooner or later. Stan Kreuter, about drivers ignoring the cyclist-activated crosswalk at the Pinellas Trail between Lincoln and Woodlawn cemeteries on 58th Street. Besides Ireland I cant think of a better place to be on St. Patricks Day. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke, about the annual OMaddys celebration I believe this is a hootenanny. Gulfport Historical Societys March 29 event at Scout Hall Am I bartending again? Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke, about the upcoming hootenanny Oh! I was going to ask you. Ward Two Councilwoman Christine I guess I am. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke. Mayor Sam Henderson and Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich also volunteered. 2nd Annaul Great American Read-In Gulfport Elementary School invites our families to come to lunch on Feb. bring your own lunch or you may purchase lunch at $2.75. Dress up as your favorite book character with book, bring in their favorite book, bring in a stuffed animal. Students will have their lunch times on their agendas. Please arrive 1-15 minutes prior. Make sure to bring your I.D. This is a Gulfport Elementary and a Title I event. Please remember we are a peanut free school. Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The following event will be held at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-381-8920 or visit www. gardenclubstpetersburg.org. School and Community Gardens with speaker Annette Hubbard, Chairman of the Community and School Gardens Committee Potted Plants for the Green Thumb Festival presented by members of Leaf Manipulation a workshop presented by the Flower Arranging Circle. A Mini Flower Show of Underwater Design will be included. 10 a.m.: Growing Tropical Clumping 20-22: Annual Flea MarketCollectibles-Plant Sale. Thursday, February 20: Preview Night with wine and cheese, 5-7 p.m. Cost $5. Friday, February 21: 9-3 p.m. Free. Saturday, February 22: 9-1 p.m. Free. including Scholarships.

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38 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This month's calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or download your copy at www. mygulfport.us and click the Senior Center link. The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport is also needed before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of Center or call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SPECIAL EVENTS 1st Friday Flea Market Friday, February 7th, 9:00 am 12:00 pm. Monthly Memory Screening Clinic 2nd Monday of every month, 9:00 am 12:00 pm. Peggy Macaluso with Alzheimers Association will be at the screenings as well as information to our members. MUST call and schedule your screening. Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tuesday, February 11th at 11:00 am. Watch a get a great deal on lunch for only $3.00! Pinellas County Property Appraiser Pinellas County Property Appraisers will assist Gulfport seniors in completing the application for the Low Income Senior Exemption on Wednesday, February 12th, 9:00 am 12:00 pm. Law of Attraction The Love Connection Join us on Wednesday, February 12th at 1:30 pm as Master Life Coach, Kathy Lane returns to discuss understanding the essentials for attracting love. Monthly Blood Sugar Checks NEW! Its important to know your numbers! The Springs at the Senior Center on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 10:30 11:30 am to provide blood sugar checks. Cell Phone Class your cell phone and ask your February 13th at 2:00 pm Tony and Christine from the Cell Phone Solution will be here to answer your smart phone, taking and downloading pictures, adding contacts, and more. The Puzzle Pages Join us on Friday, February 14th at 11:00 am for a Puzzle Party. Learn how to play Sudoku, crosswords and more. Free fun and prizes for everyone! Murder Mystery Dinner Show A.C.E.S. presents on Friday, February 14th at 6:00 pm. A murder has occurred and guests will suspects in this interactive show that features live music from the 1950s, trivia, re-enactments of bygone days, and dance lessons with contests and prizes at the end PLUS a 4 course meal. Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo Empower Come out to the Gulfport S., Gulfport on February 19th, 10:00 am 2:0 pm for a day of healthy fun, free for all ages! Health screenings, interactive demonstrations, eastern & western modalities, and fresh & healthy food. Bon Voyage Where have Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with other travelers as you hear about their experiences at the Voyage that meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month starting February 20th at 1:00 pm. Cruise specialist, Ester, from Four Seasons Travel & Cruise will be here to provide great tips and insider information. SPECIAL SERVICES This is your Center!: Sign classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Senior Center registration is easy and free. FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida hearing loss are eligible Florida Telecommunications and corded phones are the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to 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 to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242. NEW FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 p.m. Snack Bar to the Senior Center and only $2.50 or lunch for only $3. Support Groups Diabetic: on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 12:30pm Hearing Loss:1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm Grief/Loss Support Group, 2nd Monday at 5:30 pm MoreActivities: www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org.Gulfport Getaway-To FL Holocaust Museum on Tues., Feb. 11th. You do not need to be a GEMS member. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by Feb. 5th GEMS Member $13, non-member $15.Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Monserved. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Victors Support Group for Victims of Sexual Abuse: Mondays, 6 6:45 pm. FMI, call 727-637-4331. 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 am. 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. Adventures in Ancestry: Tuesdays, 2:00 research your familys history and genealogy. Call 893-1073 FMI. AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. FMI, call 727-893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., Feb. 20, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of & 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. Gulfport Garden Club Program : Thurs., Feb. 20, 1:00 3:00 pm. SCORE Counseling helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 pm reception with refreshments served in the Hemingway as seen through the eyes of three women in his life. Performance made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Event includes the Grand Opening of the for this very special occasion by calling 727CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Chilbuild our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are welStorytime : 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. Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Feb. 15, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Crafts Club for All Ages: Sat., Feb. 8, 1:30 3:30 pm. Valentines Day is coming up soon. Join Pat as she shares great ideas for recycling craft materials into personalized gifts and cards to share with loved ones for the holiday & more for the month of February. All necessary supTEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm. FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who are entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2013-2014 TOT TIME PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Time Program continue for children ages 3-5 years old. The Tot Time Program is a preschool, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kinoptions are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for 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. residents. 2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 VPK Program continue for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. ation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social activities. It teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com 727-345-0679 Mon4:15-5:15 p.m. Call Ivone 727-482-2125 for more info. Spanish Mon 3 -4 p.m. Call Ivone 727-4822125 for more info. tier at 823-0922. at 755-3459. Call Valerie at 557-4258. p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. Diane at 459-1399. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 Call Marge at 345-6708. 6 p.m. for adults & Fri. 5pm for Juniors.Call Jack at 280-4276 6:15-7:15 p.m. & Thur. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please John at 893-1079 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-5507185. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson 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 day Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070COMEDY MAGIC SHOW with MAGICIAN & HYPNOTIST CESAR DOMICO Friday, Feb. 7 at 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 9 at 2:00pm Adults $30, Kids $25 Discounted tickets at Casino or online: 30% discount code: hypnosis Senior discount code: magic www.gulfportmagicshows.com GULFPORT COMMUNITY PLAYERS present Visiting Mr. Green A Jewish Family Comedy/ Drama by Jeff Baron February 20 March 9 Thurs.-Sat., 8:00 pm Sunday at 2:00 pm Tickets $15, Available at Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, Beach Bazaar, Coutured Resale Boutique & Casino, or call 727-322-0316 www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9 10:00am 5:00pm PAVA 2 COOL ART SHOW Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Friday, February 14 8:00 11:00pm VALENTINES DANCE Encore IV Big Band $15 Admission Snacks, prizes, cash bar Wednesday, February 19 10:00am 2:00pm Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo Health Screenings, vendors Free and open to the public All proceeds donated to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation Info 727-893-1231 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 39 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This month's calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or download your copy at www. mygulfport.us and click the Senior Center link. The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport is also needed before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of Center or call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SPECIAL EVENTS 1st Friday Flea Market Friday, February 7th, 9:00 am 12:00 pm. Monthly Memory Screening Clinic 2nd Monday of every month, 9:00 am 12:00 pm. Peggy Macaluso with Alzheimers Association will be at the screenings as well as information to our members. MUST call and schedule your screening. Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tuesday, February 11th at 11:00 am. Watch a get a great deal on lunch for only $3.00! Pinellas County Property Appraiser Pinellas County Property Appraisers will assist Gulfport seniors in completing the application for the Low Income Senior Exemption on Wednesday, February 12th, 9:00 am 12:00 pm. Law of Attraction The Love Connection Join us on Wednesday, February 12th at 1:30 pm as Master Life Coach, Kathy Lane returns to discuss understanding the essentials for attracting love. Monthly Blood Sugar Checks NEW! Its important to know your numbers! The Springs at the Senior Center on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 10:30 11:30 am to provide blood sugar checks. Cell Phone Class your cell phone and ask your February 13th at 2:00 pm Tony and Christine from the Cell Phone Solution will be here to answer your smart phone, taking and downloading pictures, adding contacts, and more. The Puzzle Pages Join us on Friday, February 14th at 11:00 am for a Puzzle Party. Learn how to play Sudoku, crosswords and more. Free fun and prizes for everyone! Murder Mystery Dinner Show A.C.E.S. presents on Friday, February 14th at 6:00 pm. A murder has occurred and guests will suspects in this interactive show that features live music from the 1950s, trivia, re-enactments of bygone days, and dance lessons with contests and prizes at the end PLUS a 4 course meal. Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo Empower Come out to the Gulfport S., Gulfport on February 19th, 10:00 am 2:0 pm for a day of healthy fun, free for all ages! Health screenings, interactive demonstrations, eastern & western modalities, and fresh & healthy food. Bon Voyage Where have Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with other travelers as you hear about their experiences at the Voyage that meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month starting February 20th at 1:00 pm. Cruise specialist, Ester, from Four Seasons Travel & Cruise will be here to provide great tips and insider information. SPECIAL SERVICES This is your Center!: Sign classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Senior Center registration is easy and free. FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida hearing loss are eligible Florida Telecommunications and corded phones are the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to 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 to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242. NEW FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 p.m. Snack Bar to the Senior Center and only $2.50 or lunch for only $3. Support Groups Diabetic: on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 12:30pm Hearing Loss:1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm Grief/Loss Support Group, 2nd Monday at 5:30 pm MoreActivities: www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org. Gulfport Getaway-To FL Holocaust Museum on Tues., Feb. 11th. You do not need to be a GEMS member. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by Feb. 5th GEMS Member $13, non-member $15. Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Monserved. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Victors Support Group for Victims of Sexual Abuse: Mondays, 6 6:45 pm. FMI, call 727-637-4331. 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 am. 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. Adventures in Ancestry: Tuesdays, 2:00 research your familys history and genealogy. Call 893-1073 FMI. AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. FMI, call 727-893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., Feb. 20, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of & 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. Gulfport Garden Club Program : Thurs., Feb. 20, 1:00 3:00 pm. SCORE Counseling helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library Annual Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 pm reception with refreshments served in the Hemingway as seen through the eyes of three women in his life. Performance made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Event includes the Grand Opening of the for this very special occasion by calling 727CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Chilbuild our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are welStorytime : 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. Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Feb. 15, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Crafts Club for All Ages: Sat., Feb. 8, 1:30 3:30 pm. Valentines Day is coming up soon. Join Pat as she shares great ideas for recycling craft materials into personalized gifts and cards to share with loved ones for the holiday & more for the month of February. All necessary supTEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm. FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey.ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who are entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2013-2014 TOT TIME PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Tot Time Program continue for children ages 3-5 years old. The Tot Time Program is a preschool, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kinoptions are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for 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. residents. 2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 VPK Program continue for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.12:30p.m. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. ation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social activities. It teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com 727-345-0679 Mon4:15-5:15 p.m. Call Ivone 727-482-2125 for more info. Spanish Mon 3 -4 p.m. Call Ivone 727-4822125 for more info. tier at 823-0922. at 755-3459. Call Valerie at 557-4258. p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. Diane at 459-1399. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 Call Marge at 345-6708. 6 p.m. for adults & Fri. 5pm for Juniors.Call Jack at 280-4276 6:15-7:15 p.m. & Thur. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please John at 893-1079 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-5507185. Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson 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 day Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070COMEDY MAGIC SHOW with MAGICIAN & HYPNOTIST CESAR DOMICO Friday, Feb. 7 at 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 9 at 2:00pm Adults $30, Kids $25 Discounted tickets at Casino or online: 30% discount code: hypnosis Senior discount code: magic www.gulfportmagicshows.com GULFPORT COMMUNITY PLAYERS present Visiting Mr. Green A Jewish Family Comedy/ Drama by Jeff Baron February 20 March 9 Thurs.-Sat., 8:00 pm Sunday at 2:00 pm Tickets $15, Available at Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, Beach Bazaar, Coutured Resale Boutique & Casino, or call 727-322-0316 www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9 10:00am 5:00pm PAVA 2 COOL ART SHOW Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Friday, February 14 8:00 11:00pm VALENTINES DANCE Encore IV Big Band $15 Admission Snacks, prizes, cash bar Wednesday, February 19 10:00am 2:00pm Gulfport Health & Wellness Expo Health Screenings, vendors Free and open to the public All proceeds donated to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation Info 727-893-1231 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237

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40 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Local Obituaries BELETZKY, PAULA, 88, of Gulfport, died Jan. 30, 2014. Survived by 2 sons; 2 daughters; 5 grandchildren; North Cemetery & Funeral Chapel. DRINKWATER, FRANK E., 83, of S. Pasadena died Jan. 28, 2014. A memorial service will held Friday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m. at St. John Vianney National Cremation Society JONES, GARRY G., JR., 39, of Gulfport, died Jan. 24, 2014. A tile setter. Survived by loving family and friends. Memorial Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Dobies FH-Holiday dobiesfuneralhome.com. KREML, ELMER, 97, of Gulfport, died Jan. 31, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Lucy J. Kreml. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-234. STAMBAUGH, ALTHEA FULLER, late Ted Stambaugh, passed away Jan. 24, 2014. She was born in Wheaton, IL, on Sept. 28, 1920, daughter of Fuller. Following the market crash, George and Patty moved their four children to Mobile, AL, and later to Fair-hope where Althea attended the School of Organic Education whose headmaster was a protg' of John Dewey's. Here Althea developed her lifelong loves of gardening and reading. While attending Louisiana State University, Althea met the love of her life, and on March 7, 1943, she and the handsome Navy ensign John Edward "Ted" Stambaugh were married. Following Ted's discharge from the Navy, Althea moved with Ted and their young son, John, to where they would settle and raise positions as city commissioner and mayor, and Althea to participation in and Meals on Wheels. In total, Althea called her beloved adopted city home for nearly 70 years. She never tired Pass nor basking in the warm sun and sighing, "Ah, Florida!" Althea is survived by her loving family that meant the world to her, including grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many others who felt her deep love of children and came to call her "Nana." Althea was a longtime member of the Second Chu-rch of Christ, Scientist in St. Petersburg. Althea was predeceased by her husband of 51 John III. A celebration of Althea's long and wonderful life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2-4 p.m., at Society. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members was held on Sunday, February 2 at the home of Joyce and Clarence Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter members will meet on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at the home of program. At this meeting we will be honoring our Chapter Sweetheart cultural organization for women. Most chapters meet from September to May twice a month. Each chapter has a variety of socials. There are career chapters which meet once a month and have an abbreviated format. Many chapters have service and cultural programs. For more information, please contact, JoAnne Kilinger at 544-7280. Sunshine City Council will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, February 22 at the Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge in Pinellas Park from 1-3 p.m. Vice Presidents JoAnne inviting ladies who have expressed an interest in learning more about local chapters will be attending as well to provide information about their chapters activities.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 41 St. Johns Reunion Benet Dust off your leg warmers and tease up your hair, celebrate with Get your local friends and former classmates together and make this a reunion to reminisce the totally awesome 80s! Great food from local restaurants, music you remember and lots of items that will have you outbidding your best friends! Silent auction will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic School, 500 Saturday, March 1 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets will be available for $40/ person at the church and school call St. John Vianney Catholic School at 727-360-1113. Club to Hold Fashion Accessory Show The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, February 14th at 1 p.m. Day Free Fashion Accessory Show by Patchingtons. Learn how to tie scarves and look your best! Come and bring a friend. New members are business meeting. The St. Petersburg Womans Club which celebrated its 100 years of community activity in 2013, is volunteer organization committed to serving the community through as well as leadership development. the club regarding membership, monthly meetings, Saturday Group, weekly sewing group, card games or information on booking their Historical Clubhouse call 727822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org. Canadian Legion Members meets monthly over the snowbird season at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner Street, Clearwater, for a regular Legion meeting, potluck snacks, and comradeship. They have many social events scheduled over the season including parades Picnics, Christmas Dinner/Dance, our Veterans Voice newsletter. Their next meeting is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Night). Call Dann Oliver at 727biz. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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42 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Something More Than CursiveThere is something telling that the big argument or concern in the halls of Florida State education is whether or not to include cursive writing as a part of the Common Core curriculum. It's odd, of course, that this national, let's-allhave-a-common-school-curriculum doesn't include cursive, sometimes called script. If knowledge seeks to link generations, build on solid bases, and so forth, it's hard to ignore cursive. If people 30 and under can not read script, that's a language barrier. cursive, while not irrelevant, is such a minor factor in the much, much larger issue of whether or not students are start with the basics: do the students really care about learning at all? I know it's normal that kids don't want to "go" to school, study, take tests. I didn't like to do any of those things either. something we have to go through. All our parents want is for us to get Maybe 75 per cent of us will make it give us too much homework. Don't interfere with our extracurricular activities and what we consider "our time off". The pressure is too much. THEY don't like all this pushing. It the teachers are supposed to make us learn. Teach us something. That's their responsibility. To pause here: it might be helpful to talk to students in countries where they don't have an opportunity to learn for free if they have an opportunity at all. Of course, it's all the teachers' fault. That's where most of the focus has been. That, and not having the programs and all that. After that it's the taxpayers' fault for not paying enough money for higher teachers' salaries, newer buildings, better sports facilities. On top of that, no one knows what to teach, much less how to teach. What's wrong with THEM? Here we are. Educate us. How did anyone ever learn before having all these elaborate facilities. Oh, I forgot about the parents. baby sitting facilities? Are schools the substitute parents expected to to be three meals), discipline AND teach. Is there no responsibility for the parents except to pay the taxes? Too harsh. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe the free bit is too free. What you don't have to pay for is hard to appreciate. Somebody is paying, but the landscape. So, maybe the blame game is like standing in a circle each probably fair. Everyone has to share the blame. There is enough to go around. Start with setting the standards. Yes, standards. There's a performance, as well as behavior, standard that is expected for all. That's it. It's set by the adults, not by the children or the children-like parents. These are only the contemporary times, but the links to the past and universal values and goals such as preparing students to take part in a participatory representative form of government. That may be priority number one. That in itself implies learning to read and write and calculate. Then there's the issue of making certain there are performance standards for the students as well as the teachers and, of course, the administrators. That's called accountability and it tests) as well as post evaluations. Do schools measure progress from grade to grade, within grades, between classes and teachers of those classes, materials covered or not covered, evaluations from elementary to Is there a follow up to determine what results the schools achieved: what is needed in the work place, in higher education? Is there a process for feedback? Are the students aware all these processes are going on or that they should be going on? Shouldn't they be a part of it? I'm always intrigued about how parents, teachers, students and the general public accept that activities such as band and drama and sports expect standards and enforce those standards, and have no problem rewarding or discarding those who don't perform and that goes for the performers and the teacher/coaches. Of course, you cannot cast aside non-performing students, but you can determine the why and deal with that problem. an original thought, of course). There seems to be a consensus that our system of mass education is not working for the masses. Yes, some self or parent motivated students have taken advantage of the free opportunities and exceeded exceptionally well. Perhaps that's one of the aspects of the so-called People who see the opportunities take them and don't wait for the laggards. Others want to take opportunities but are blocked from doing so in an educational structure dominated by one model. More is missing from the educational curriculum than cursive instruction. I think it is accountability and until a new way is determined and accepted, we're going to get the same results.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 43 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm Steakums 1-3pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg.5:45pm Reg. Mtg.-6pm Steak-O 7pm Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. STEAK-O's every 2nd and 4th Tuesday Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm. Legionnaire meets 3rd Monday of each month 7 pm S.A.L. meets last Monday of each month at 7 pm. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm.

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44 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/24 Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5300 Blk 17th Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Fraud/Forgery5500 Blk 28th Ave. S. Domestic58th St. & Shore Blvd. S. Hit & Run5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1000 Blk Hull St. S. Animal Call800 Blk Hull St. S. Juvenile Trouble5800 Blk 11th Ave. S. Saturday 1/25 Shots Fired (Heard)6100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)6000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk 49th St. S. Assault/Battery5100 Blk Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5800 Blk 30th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Noise6300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Noise5600 Blk Newton Ave. S. Sunday 1/26 Noise54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Domestic5700 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal CallNewton Ave. & 55th St. S. Person Under Inuence2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Hit & Run5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)700 Blk Gray St. S. Monday 1/27 Theft5200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Trespass700 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk Upton St. S. Burglary Residence5800 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic-1700 Blk 51st St. S. Keep the Peace1100 Blk Hull St. S. Tuesday 1/28 Burglary Vehicle2200 Blk 49th St. S. Noise5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary Residence2800 Blk 46th St. S. Domestic5400 Blk 15th Ave. S. Keep the Peace2800 Blk 46th St. S. Wednesday 1/29 Assault/Battery1300 Blk 56th St. S. Theft5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk Shore Blvd S. Juvenile Trouble1200 Blk Gray St. S. Thursday 1/30 Person Under InuenceShore Blvd. & 56th St. S. Theft900 Blk 8th St. S. Burglary Vehicle2000 Blk 56th St. S. Burglary Vehicle4700 Blk 29th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5600 Blk 20th Ave. S.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 45 Try your hand at Sudoku By Scott Lafee Fruit for Thought You know the Welsh adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away? Well, a recent report published in that in people ages 50 and older, the positive effects of eating an apple a day on cardiovascular health are comparable to those of taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. eating one apple daily compared to the same group consuming a statin. They estimated that by eating apples, 8,500 deaths would be avoided annually versus 9,400 lives saved on statins -based on a total population of 17.6 million people. Apples are rich in antioxidants, particularly useful in cardiovascular health. A Florida State University study, for example, found that older women who ate apples daily had 23 percent less bad cholesterol, or LDL, and 4 percent more good cholesterol, The researchers wryly noted that on the negative side, apples cost more than statins and are not covered by health insurance. On the plus: Apple consumption has no known adverse side effects. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE An adult human spine compresses roughly 0.59 inches from morning to night. GET ME THAT. STAT! The total cost of depression in the United States is estimated to be $44 billion: $12 billion in direct costs of treatment; $8 billion in premature death; and $24 billion in absenteeism and reduced productivity, according estimate does not include out-ofpocket family expenses, costs of minor and untreated depression, excessive hospitalization, general medical services, and diagnostic tests. COUNTS 18 -Percentage of Americans polled who said there should be no minimum morning after birth control pill 17 -Percentage who said a regardless of the buyers age 61 -Percentage who said the morning after pill should be covered by health insurance Analytics DOC TALK Anhidrosis -the abnormal absence of sweat PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Chiroptophobia -fear of bats OBSERVATION He who laughs, lasts. -American author Mary Pettibone Poole CURTAIN CALLS The famed Danish astronomer complications of a burst bladder after refusing to leave a dinner table to relieve himself because it would have

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46 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What Steps are Involved in the Probate Process? of the Florida probate process and follows our last feature on probate.) 5. Filing the Inventory appraisal of an estate's assets and Probate Court. When developing an inventory, should identify all of the estate's probate property, including both real estate and personal property. To conduct the inventory, the to visit a savings and loan or bank to determine the value of a savings account on the date of death. When doing so, it is best for the Personal of administration as proof of his/her authority. While the inventory need not detail every last piece of clothing or all of the pots and pans, the Personal on the deceased's personal articles, including keepsakes. A Personal value of estate property or hire a professional appraiser to determine the value of probate assets. A Personal the inventory and appraisal as much as possible. When conducting the inventory, distinguish between property that the deceased owned individually property). 6. Paying Creditors, Taxes and Fees All debts and taxes owed by the is responsible for determining the validity of creditor claims and paying is also responsible for preparing and types of taxes may arise in estate administration: A. Personal Income Tax C. Inheritance Tax D. Estate Tax Compared with the substantial value of many estates, court costs and probate administration fees may seem relatively minor. In addition to court fees, estates normally incur other administration among these is attorney's fees and to be mailed to all interested parties publish notice of the estate in local newspapers. Also, an estate will have to cover the cost of the Personal 7. Preparing the Final Accounting accounting is complete once the inventory, appraisal, and payment of any outstanding taxes and debts is a detailed balance sheet that shows the value of all the estate's assets, along with any income or interest earned, debts paid, money owed, and sent to the Court and all interested parties for review and approval. The heirs have a right to challenge this accounting because a mistake could directly affect the size of their inheritances. 8. Distributing the Assets oversees the distribution of the estate's assets to survivors, according to the instructions in the will. If a person dies without a will, then the intestacy laws of the State of Florida direct the distribution. 9. Closing the Estate can close the estate. To do so, a sworn statement to the Probate Court with all interested parties given the opportunity to attend. 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 February 6 February 12, 2014 47 Gulfport Celebrates Lori RossoGulfport city council celebrated local innkeeper and 10-year veteran as president of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Rosso stepped down as president but remains active in the chamber and community events. Stetson hosts panel, lm Defending Gideon Members of the public are invited to a panel discussion and showing February 11th at 5 p.m. at Stetson University College of Laws Gulfport campus. The Supreme Court in Gideon v. Wainwright ruled that states to defendants who cannot afford representation in criminal cases. Stetson Dean Emeritus and Professor historic case in 1963 before the high court. Dillinger, Christopher Durocher Professor of Law Ellen Podgor will Gideon. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in the Great Hall at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street S. in Gulfport.Gulfport Getaways No need to be a GEMS member Getaways. Explore a living memorial to the Holocaust that inspires citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity together with your Senior Center friends on Tuesday, February 11th. The Florida Holocaust Museum has made available to the public the historical record and artistic interpretation of the holocaust and other genocides. The museums collection extends back to the end of World War I and forward to the close of the Jewish displaced persons camp in the mid50s. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat before February 5th. GEMS members $13/non-GEMS members $15. Price includes roundtrip transportation and admission. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 727-893-1231.

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48 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntSimplifying Saves Time and Money When our lives get chaotic, we pay dearly in terms of stress and money. There are hundreds of things you can do to simplify your life. Here are seven to help you get started ... one a day for the next week. 1. Carry only the keys you use every day. Clean everything else off your key ring. If you dont recognize what a key is for, toss it. If you have keys you use occasionally, keep them on separate rings in a safe place. I carry only three keys: house, car and in my purse. Not only has this small ignition is happier too. Heavy keys pull the ignition out of alignment, causing it to eventually fail. 2. Get rid of all but one credit card. One statement, one bill. Having so many credit cards can really stress your life and it is not necessary. In fact, many cards are hazardous to your wealth. Start today with the goal to strategically get rid of all but one on which you carry $0 balance. 3. Downsize your purse or briefcase. Carry only the minimum essentials. If youre anything like me, no matter what size of bag you some. Ditch the bag thats the size of Nebraska in favor of something small and compact. Now carry only the items you really need. of simple but elegant items. It takes a lot of energy to manage dozens of pairs of earrings, necklaces and bracelets. About 15 years ago, I decided I would own and wear only one pair of classic earrings. It was a bold move, but one I have never regretted. You cannot imagine how everything matches, and that saves time and hassle. Fine hotels everywhere feature all-white linens. You should, too. When everything is white, you dont worry about fading, about matching up sets or if the linens match the rooms decor. Every sheet, so you dont have laundrytime hassles. Everything launders the same. White linens are classic, and theyre cheaper too. 6. Keep a tasteful trash receptacle where you open mail. Handle the mail only once. Dont carry all the more household clutter. Put a waste can right where you open the mail, identify it as such. 7. Change your attitude about voicemail. I cannot believe how I no longer feel obligated to return voicemails. If they want me badly enough, theyll call back. In the meantime, I use the delete feature with reckless abandon. Delete, delete, delete. you begin to simplify your life, youll swear youve suddenly found more hours in your day!

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 49 Law of Attraction The Love Connection Life coach, Kathy Lane returns to discuss understanding the essentials for attracting love, identifying your threshold of happiness, improving your life experience and more at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. on Wednesday, February 12th at 1:30 p.m. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 727-893-1231. Republican Club to Meet Sheriff will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg February 12 at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30 Avenue N., St. Petersburg. Following his presentation, Sheriff from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participated in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information on this and other club activities, please call Gus Pries, 727-864-0312.Canadian Club Luncheon Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida is a happy group of retired Canadian men who meet monthly over talk, good refreshments, a wonderful meal, and great speakers. There is also a weekly golf group. Several Sweetheart Dinner/Dance, Spring Lunch) include their ladies. Their next lunch meeting is on Wednesday, lunch at 12:30). Annual membership is $15. Lunch is $13. Charity Draws galt.biz, or call 727-343-3843. Get Tickets for Passa-Grille Home Tour Tickets for the 17th Pass-a-Grille Home Tour are now available. The tour on March 22nd from homes, drinks and light refreshments at the Pass-a-Grille Womens Club clubhouse, and noted local historians artists at the Suntan Art Center. will also stop at historic 8th Avenue where patrons may shop or dine at local establishments with special home tour deals. Tickets are $20 and are limited. To purchase tickets online go to pagwc. com. Reading Paws at the Gulfport Library Did you know reading to a pet can help boost your childs literary Library Thursday, February 13th from 3:30-4:30 to read a story Maya, the reading assistance golden retriever. To make an appointment with Maya please call Cailey at 893-1074.

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50 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Get Certied in Fertilizer Use Pinellas County waters are experiencing a decline in water loading through stormwater runoff. Nutrients from fertilizers contributors to water pollution. Pinellas County is dedicated to addressing water pollution throughout the county, and education of the industry service professionals Anyone providing landscape services in Pinellas County must obtain a vehicle decal for landscape maintenance per Pinellas County fertilizer and landscaping ordinance employees who use mowers, edgers, leaf blowers or other landscaping service employees. The Pinellas County Extension classes monthly. Classes are offered in English and in Spanish. The class cost is $15. To see a class schedule and register for a class session, visit www. For more information about the countywide fertilizer & landscape maintenance ordinance, visit www. pinellascounty.org/fertilizer or call 727-464-4425. Spanish speakers needing assistance with registration may call 727-464-4605.St. Petersburg Story Tellers Needed Where were you in the 1960s, and do you have an interesting St. Petersburg story to tell? The St. Petersburg Main Library stories from the illustrious decade of peace, love and harmony. The stories 3745 Ninth Avenue N. on February 22nd. If you would like to tell your story, please call Kelly Malizia, Manager of Libraries for the City of St. Petersburg at 727-892-5003 to reserve your spot. Petersburg Main Librarys will 50th Anniversary, having been built in 1964. A day-long event will be held February 22nd, including food, music and games. All are welcomed to attend.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 51 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 . T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 Tae Kwon Do Offered at Community Center Children ages 5 years old and up can learn this form of martial arts in a fun and safe manner. This class is Traditional and Olympic style Martial Arts from Korea taught by Drive, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:20-6:20 p.m. for $69 per month. They also offer a Wednesday only class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $40 per month. Call 727363-9245 or visit www.spbrec.com. Dates Set for Summer Bridge Programs Pinellas County Schools will once for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Core programs for elementary, middle and high school students will run Monday through Thursday from June 17 to learning programs are aimed at preventing learning losses and preparing students for the next grade level. The programs, which include enrichment activities, are especially important for students who are performing below grade level. They who are performing at grade level but need extra support to stay on track. Program dates have been announced to give families plenty of time to plan their summer activities Elementary programs are planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle school programs are planned for 8 a.m. to noon. High school programs are planned for 8 to 11 a.m. Site locations for elementary and middle school programs are being children are eligible for Summer in mid-March, before the registration period begins. The Pinellas County www.pcsb.org/summerbridge, features the latest information. Polish American Society News The Polish American Society, Coast Guard commissary) is open with live bands on Sundays through May 4th. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with music from 3-6 p.m. Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. Kids are welcome! at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org. Join them for a Tea Dance on February 12th and 26th. Dance from

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52 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 Deadline Nears for Major Public Art Project The Gulfport Merchants Association is seeking artists to submit proposals for a public art installation to be Gulfport Casino located on the Gulfport waterfront. The Gulfport Merchants civic organization dedicated to the advancement of business in the Gulfport Waterfront District. The GMA raises funds primarily through membership dues and sponsored events, including its twice-monthly Art Walk, weekly Tuesday Fresh Market and the annual Gecko Crawl. Funds are used primarily to promote and advertise Gulfport as a destination for visitors. However, the GMA is also committed to supporting local charitable causes and has donated many thousands of dollars to local organizations. The GMA is also committed to supporting art in the Gulfport community and has previously funded two public art installations Waterfront business district at South, by artists Frank Strunk III and Owen Pach. For 2014, the GMA is investing considerably more in its commission of a single public art installation. $8,000 will be all associated costs. This public art installation, next to Gulfports most famous historic landmark on the Citys waterfront, will be highly visible for generations. All artists are welcome to submit proposals, which must be received no later than Friday, February 14th. More information, including a downloadable application, is available at www.GulfportMA.com. Owen Pach, Vice-President of the GMA and President of the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport, will act as liaison for the application process. please contact Owen Pach 727320-4051; 727-623-4920 or email Midtown Market Creates 95 Jobs Midtowns Tangerine Plaza, abandoned last year by Sweetbay, now offers Midtown residents a new place to buy milk, meat, and produce. At 7:00 a.m. last Wednesday morning, a 40,000 Market opened in the plaza, located at 1794 22nd Street South. According to the City of St. Petersburgs web site, the new store provides the Midtown community with a new, convenient option for grocery needs, including fresh produce and pharmacy services. past October and told the city the live within walking distance of the market. After Sweetbays 2013 exodus Newsome of Urban Development the private development community sought an acceptable replacement. I am pleased Walmart is a committed partner to the City of St. Petersburg, and I am grateful for their investment in our community, Kriseman. I welcome the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Midtown St. Petersburg. Welcome Day on February 1 and bestowed $8,000 in grants to upon local community groups. At the western edge of South Pinellas, work continues on the South Pasadena Wal-Mart of a similar size. Daily newspapers reported the market would open mid-January, however work on the South Pasadena Wal-Mart has yet

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 53 By Cathy Salustri The gecko-green vehicle zipping around downtown lately isnt a golf cart at all: Lagan, of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, is substantial. Its not an upgraded golf cart, Chamber LSVs have safety features such as seatbelts and windshield wipers, have to register with the DMV, and theyre legal on any road with a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour or less. And theyre coming to Gulfport. With a little cooperation and some shared funding, this green LSV and at least one other LSV could help make parking in downtown Gulfport easier. Were changing how people think about transportation, Lagan says. Lagan, a retired member of the Chamber and the Gulfport Merchants way to improve downtowns parking situation. He, the Chamber and the GMA say that a LSV taxi program that offers free rides would help solve the parking issues plaguing downtown during festivals, weekend nights, and other special events. The service tentatively named GetGo, or Gulfport Everyday Transportation, Get On! will not charge riders. Drivers will lease the cars from an as-ofoffer rides for free, although drivers will work for tips only. Drivers will sign a contract agreeing to operate the LSV GetGo, the group says, will minimize the need for locals to drive downtown or to designate a driver. The group says their intention is to service only Gulfport and also to encourage drivers to minimize their use of Gulfport would expect drivers to use side streets instead. GetGo will have nine board of directors, with three from each partnering agency: the Chamber, the GMA and, they hope, the city. On Thursday, February 6, the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce will propose a partnership to the City of Gulfport: a three-way share of costs to bring LSV taxi rides to Gulfport Under the proposal, the GMA, the Chamber, and the city would share the initial startup and ongoing maintenance costs of operating a free LSV taxi service in ensure the LSVs have proper insurance and receive maintenance. The group would like the city to make an initial investment of an estimated $4,000; it also anticipates the citys annual contribution as and Newcomb only $10,300. Newcomb says it makes sense to ask with the GMA and Chamber, as it operates two of the biggest businesses GetGo will serve: the Casino and the marina. At Thursdays workshop, they will ask the council for its partnership, but the group does not need the citys permission to operate LSVs on city roads. We would like their blessing, Lagan, who so believes in the programs promise Although the state allows LSVs on any road with a posted speed limit of 45 or less, cities can pass laws prohibiting they have no intention of prohibiting low speed vehicles on city streets. We have no problem with state registered, licensed and insured low-speed vehicles operated by licensed drivers on city streets, The LSVs can travel 35 miles off one charge and can recharge will generate income from selling seven advertising spots on each vehicle. Lagan says in the short time hes driven the green LSV around Gulfport, hes had an overwhelming response from people wanting to buy advertising space. Gulfports business community, Newcomb says, is amenable to the new venture. Chamber business as not only a solution to limited parking downtown, but as one more tool in Gulfports toolbox that lures businesses and visitors to the city. When they ask the city to partner Thursday afternoon, the Chamber hopes the city sees how GetGo. The potential tax revenue they could generate, Chamber is substantial, adding that the system will help tie together businesses allowing people to travel freely to the shops and restaurants on 22nd, or to see a show at the Gulfport Players having to get in a car. Gulfport city council will consider commitment to the GetGo program South). The council will not vote on this issue at the workshop but will discuss their intentions. It will also hear comment and opinion from the public.Not Your Fathers Golf Car: Electric Taxis Come to Gulfport Bill Lagan, of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce anxiously awaits for the approval of LSVs, which are coming to Gulfport.

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54 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 March Against Monsanto We consumers really dont know what we're getting anymore when we buy food from a grocery store. so pervasive in our food system that or eating them. Foods containing GMOs are unlabeled in our grocery stores mainly because the big biotech giants who put them there fought to keep that a secret from you. For example, the growth hormones which is given to cows to make them produce more milk, were banned in Europe and Canada after the authorities found out about the health risks resulting from drinking hormones. Some American milk producers started labeling their milk which sells the bovine growth hormones under the brand name Posilac, began suing dairy producers to force them to stop labeling their milk. Monsanto won many of these lawsuits making it expensive and dangerous for farmers to label their products. In addition to most milk products, GMOs can be found in most commercially farmed meats and processed foods on store shelves. In our country, 89 percent of all soy, 61 percent of all corn and 75 percent of all canola are genetically altered. Other foods like commercially grown papaya, zucchini, tomatoes, several agents, including the sweetener rennet used to make hard cheeses, also contain GMOs. In fact, most processed foods and fast foods are likely to contain GMOs because of the multitude of processing chemicals and additives. Whats so bad about these GMOs is that they have never been truly tested for their impact on human or ecological health. Additionally, negative side effects have been largely ignored; remember Starlink Corn and how it caused allergic reactions in some consumers? We also dont know what these Franken foods will do to the environment once they cross-pollinate with other species. Unfortunately, we may never know or see any restrictions placed on companies producing mutant foods because our president signed an unprecedented bill into law that gives Monsanto protection from being held accountable or liable. No corporation in American history has caused more managed to wrangle protection from the highest level of government. Many people are fed up with Monsanto, and are getting organized across the country. March Against Monsanto is a grass-roots effort to draw attention to the pervasive threat of GMOs in our food system and demand labeling and accountability. On May 25, across the nation there were many small marches and events aiming for these goals: --Vote with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsantoowned companies that use GMOs in their products. --Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier. of the United States Monsanto Protection Act. research on the health effects of GMOs. --Hold Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots --Continue to inform the public about Monsantos secrets. Monsanto event near you, start telling your friends and family to avoid GMOs by: --Knowing how your food is grown by buying directly from local farmers who grow it. --Support organic agriculture, and food producers who label their ingredients, particularly dairy farmers. --Eat pastured meat raised on organic feed. The only way to ensure this is to buy from someone you know. --Support farmers who are sued by biotech giants. Monsanto has set aside an annual budget of $10 million dollars and a staff of 75 devoted solely to investigating and prosecuting more than 150 farmers for a total of more than $15 million dollars. Write your representatives and demand labeling on all GMOcontaining products so that we at least have a choice. Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 55 Apply for Sister City Exchange Program St. Petersburg are invited to broaden their cultural horizons by applying to serve as one of St. Petersburgs Student Ambassadors to Takamatsu, Japan next summer. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2014. Following interviews by the citys a citizen group charged with cultivating relationships between St. Petersburg and cities around the world, one or two students will be selected to live with host families in Takamatsu and experience Japanese life and culture. During their threeweek visit, Student Ambassadors including Takamatsus Mayor; attend high school; and participate in daily activities with their host families. Upon their return to St. Petersburg, the Student Ambassadors will share information about their overseas visit as well as with schools, civic groups and others interested in the cultural exchange program. To apply, students must be a resident of St. Petersburg and have completed available at http://www.stpete.org/ irc/ambassadors.asp. Applications may be handdelivered to the Marketing and Communications Department, City Hall, 175 Fifth Street N., or mailed with a postmark of 5 p.m., Friday, March 14. Applications submitted via e-mail will not be considered. Host families are also needed for late July-early August when St. Petersburg welcomes students from Takamatsu for two weeks during the annual student exchange. For more information on St. Petersburgs Sister City relationship with Takamatsu, Japan, and its Student Ambassador exchange program or to be a Host Family, visit www.stpete.org/irc. Become A Lifeguard Participants must be 15 years or older and must complete a pre-test in order to continue in the class. The pre-test consists of treading water for 2 minutes using legs only, swimming 300 yards without stopping and swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick from bottom, resurface and swim back to the starting point and exit pool. Cost is $160 residents/ $180 non-residents and registration is open. Session I dates: February 15, 16, 22, 23; Session II dates: March 15, 16, 22, 23; Session III dates: March 24-28. Check out www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information. Join the Florida Suncoast Chorus Florida Suncoast Chorus is the only active chapter in Pinellas County Harmony Society. The 38 member chorus meets each Monday evening at the Largo Community Center. Associate Director Lance Lubin, this group sings acappella and in 4-part harmony. The chorus is dedicated to musical education and having fun singing. funds to buy music and pay expenses through Valentines Day singing valentines and several shows a year. New members are always welcomed. You dont have to read music as need to be able to sing on key. Prospective members should call Lance Lubin at 727-410-5696.

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56 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Save $20 mention this ad. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Business Services CAREGIVER SECRETARYRetired theater & language teacher. Fluent in English, French & Italian. Bachelors in Scenography from the Academy in Florence. Perfect health. Dependable, Good Cook & Housekeeper. Special aptitude w/Alzheimers. Available Sat. & Sun. Excellent References. Evenings, 727-258-7508. Caregivers AT HOME CAREAssistance any need. Meal Preparation, shopping, housecleaning, pet care, personal errands/care, 24hr phone checks, transportation. Sandy, 727-643-7832.IF YOU CANT CINDY CANNeed patio funiture pressure washed, miniblinds hung, caulking, pictures hung, greasy oven cleaned, something else? Call, lets chat. 727-776-7096. COMPANION, RECENTLY RETIRED-Woman can Help you run Errands, Dr, Publix, Companion Services. Reasonable minium rate. 727-385-3536. PIANO, ORGAN, KEYBOARD LESSONSIn Your Home, Your Convenience. Masters Degree in Music. Experienced Teaching for all ages. John, 727-345-2648. Cleaning/Housekeeping NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD3yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Consistent, Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ($25) Off First Time Cleaning. Gift Certicates Available 727-7430701.GERMAINE HOUSEKEEPINGWe do What You Dont Want to. Friendly, Prompt, Courteous and Affordable Service. Local References. 20yrs. Exp. Call 727-5574247. HOME & OFFICE CLEANINGExperienced, Thorough & Efcient, European Cleaning Lady. Free Estimate. Great local references. Use My Equipment & Supplies. 727-793-5419 TOO BUSY TO CLEAN YOUR HOUSE? Housecleaning Special, Call Early! Rent-AHand. Inc. 347-3424, Lic.# 5842. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price. Guaranteed Satisfaction 727-481-8138. THE CLEANING LADYReliable and dependable. 16 years Exp. Weekly, bi-weeklyResidential, Move-outs. References available. Please Call 727-686-7277. Computer Service Electrical B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping SNOWBIRD PERSONAL ASSISTANTOrganization, Accounting, Meal Prep, Appoint ments, Shopping Exercise, VIP Clients, Stellar References, Professional. Mona 727322-3622 Classes/Tutoring PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 57 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 26 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Hauling, Pressure Cleaning, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement HARDWOOD EXPERTSMake your Old Floors Look New Again. All Types of Wood Floors. Sand and Finish, Stain. Call for Free Estimate. 727-542-0882. Licensed/Insured #01858. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. WALLPAPER REMOVAL,-Wall Repair, Window Re-screening, Home Improvement Reliable, Prompt ,Free Estimates, Satisfaction Guaranteed Call Tom, 727-343-2702.ABOVE ALL ROOFINGAll Types of New Roofs and Repairs. European Craftsmanship. Local Lic.#CCC1326212. Ofce: 727-360-0500, Jacek: 727-686-2875, Ollie 727-458-4355. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement

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58 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 EAST OUTDOOR SERVICESHonest, Reliable, Licensed. 20+ Yrs. Experience. Landscaping/Mowing. Springtime planting, make your old beds look new. Referral Discount. Call Eric for all your outdoor needs. 727-612-4200. 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. 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. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Lawn/Landscape Lawn/Landscape Plumbing PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 59 VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. PART TIME OFFICE POSITION-Looking for ofce help. Two full time days (Thursdays and Fridays) and ll in as needed. Answering phones and general ofce work. Must have a clean background. Call Kathy at 727-3677070. PROFESSIONAL CRAFTERSWork at Home. Contract Work: Requires $40 Materials Fee, Glue Gun & Transport a Must. J&K Novelty, 727-527-1816 LOOKING FOR STYLISTw/Clientele, Booth Rent, $125/Wk. Central Ave. 727-343-6187. P/T MARINA ASSISTANTCity of Gulfport. Able to work exible hours (weekends, weekdays & holidays). Strong customer service skills and cashiering experience required. Light maintenance and custodial duties. Background/drug screen will be conducted. Entry $10.46/hr. Submit your application to the City of Gulfport: City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. or via fax at 727-893-1005. E..O.E. ONE LICENSED BARBER-and One Braider or Stylist. Booth Rental $100/wk. $50 Deposit. Great Location. Previous Clientele Helpful. 727-430-0033, 727-430-0087. PART TIMEFor Busy Cleaning Company. Must have at least one year experience. Transportation and phone a plus. Call after 5pm. 727-743-0701 DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507. MATURE MALE DANCERS-Wanted. Call Forever Young for interview/details. 727-4550743 1993 BUICK CENTURY-New Tires, Air, 75,000 Original Miles. $2200. obo 727-544-9466. 1995 ELDORADO-Runs well. Needs body work. Make offer. 727-343-3843. 1996 MAZDA EXT CAB PICKUP4cyl, 5-spd. Great shape. 94k miles. Many new parts. Priced to sell $1500. 727-418-5505 1999 MERCURY4 Door, 91,000, New Tires.$2,450. 727-254-2330.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances KING SIZE BEDROOM SUITE-Complete Dining Room Set (both solid wood). Kirby Vac/ Shampooer $350. Each. 2 Quality Metal Filing Cabinets $300. for pair. obo 727-865-9009. BUILT-IN OVENKemnore, Black, 28x26.5 Also Cooktop GE, 4 Burner, 30x21, Both Excellent Condition $100. 727-866-0910.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. AVON REP YVONNE ZALLTOS727-2908868. Selling & Hiring. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. ELECTRIC BIKE-25 miles hour $400. 727254-2330 Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! Dog Grooming as a Career that Loves You Back. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation. Approved for veteran training. Pet owners workshop, learn to groom your own dog sceond Saturday of each month! www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Wanted Help Wanted Automotive General

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60 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicle on 2/21/2014 at 10:00 a.m. at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2010 Hyundai Accent VIN#KMHCN4AC6AU516903 Yard/Garage Sale SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Bonsai Trees & Plants. Kitchen Items, Lamps, Tons of Stuff! No Early Birds! 5020 TANGERINE AVE. S.Sat. 10-5, Sun. Noon-5. Lots of unusuals. Vintage trafc light, plus. THE ISLE OF CAPRI CIVIC ASSOCIATIONTreasure Island, is sponsoring its annual yard sale on Saturday, February 8th from 8a.m.1 p.m. Enter off Gulf Blvd. at 116th Ave. Maps of participants addresses will be available upon entering the island. Refreshments will be served at Rosselli Park on 2nd St. at 116th Ave. MOVING SALEQuality items, no junk! Yard tools, hand tools, furniture, bikes, kayaks. Fitness, heavy bag & weights. Kitchen equipment, etc. Sat. 9-? ESTATE SALE5406 14th Ave. S. Friday & Saturday, 8a.m.-? Complete Household. FRIDAY 8-12 NOONWindow A/C, copier, desk, big display case, art, household goods. More! 1707 56th St. S. (In Alley) 2926 DUPONT ST. S.Saturday & Sunday, 8-4p.m. Furniture, home decor, glassware/ plates, dryer. CDs, tons of movies & more! No Early Birds!! MOVING SALE!-1509 Winchester Rd. N. St. Pete. Sat. & Sun. 8-5p.m. Kitchen items, books, pictures, frames, lamps, other household items. MOVING SALEFriday 8-Noon. Funiture, Appliances, BBQ, Much More! 5706 16th Ave. S. Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be answered even if you dont believe. T.A.B. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. 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Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 61 SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Need PT Computer Tutor, Maintenance person, and Housekeeper, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. GULFPORT 3BR HOME-Freshly Painted. Basic Home, Fair Rental Price. Fenced Yard, Inside Laundry. $750/Mo. plus Security 727460-3669. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES55+, 1BR/1BA, Florida Room, Pool, 6th Floor. Annual $650/ Mo. Includes Cable, Hot Water, Gas (Cooking). Call 727-345-0993. 2BR/2BA HOUSE ARTS DISTRICTLarge Yard, Garage, W/D. Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Library. $1400/Mo., $1000 Security Dep. 2714 53rd St. S. 727-643-9329.GULFPORT PARADISELike New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. 5320 29th Ave. S. #D. C/H/A, Tile & Carpet Throughout, Covered Patio. W/S/G Paid. Pet OK. Fenced Yard. $795/ Mo. & Dep. Available Now. RJ 727-647-0331. 55+ FIVE TOWNS CONDOS1BR/1BA, Updated kitchen & bath. Balcony w/pond view. Very Nice. $700/Mo. 2BR/1.5BA, Spacious, many closets. Pool behind bldg. Ready to move in, $675/Mo. 2BR/2BA, Eat-In Kitchen, Large Rooms, w/d, balcony, locked lobby, $800/Mo. Annual. Lease Only. Includes gas cooking, heat, water, trash, basic cable, all amenities. 6 pools, 2 clubhouses & more. Popular complex. Located 54th Ave. N. near Park St. HELENES REALTY, 727-410-7076. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. STUDIO APT. FURNISHED-Ideal for Student or Senior. Nice Quiet Gulfport Neighborhood. $650/Mo. Includes Utilities. 1st/last/security Required. 727-565-3412 or 727-424-9269. 1BR/1BA MINT CONDOSt. Pete Beach near Don CeSar. 3575 Gulf Blvd. Stainless Steel Appliances, Steps to Beach. $800/Mo. 713660-0956. Vacation Rentals ISLA CLUB BAHIA Cancellation. Hurry! Fully Furnished. Most desirable building 2BR/2BA, Fitness center, magnicent viewsWatch the birds, dolphins and wildlife. 2-balconies. $3500/mo. Available now. 727-867-5536. ShellRealty@aol.com Open House 6250 13TH AVE. S. OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM$269,500 Gulfport Original. 2BR/2BA Over 1900sqft. Totally Updated Kitchen, Bathrooms. Oversized Family room, New Windows, Loads of Storage and a Hydroponic Garden! Walk to Stetson. A Must See! Misti Kehoe, Realtor RE/ MAX METRO 727-744-1649 Cell. OPEN SUNDAY BUY OWNER12:00-3:00PM. 3010 59th St. S. #206. Nice, Clean. 2BR/1BA, 1120Sqft. Roomy Eat-in Kitchen. Cat Friendly. Town Shores (Barclay bldg) $79,000. FOR SALE BY OWNERTown Shores Embassy #507 Condo. 1BR/1.5BA, Upgraded, Carport. Open Waterview. $131.500. Call George 813-431-3807. 55+ CONDOS2BR/2BA. Looking for a best buy? See this! New Carpet, fresh paint, newer a/c, updated bath. A+ complex w/excellent amenities & minutes to beach. Only $41,500. HELENES REALTY, 727-410-7076. ACROSS FROM GULFPORT BEACHUnfurnished 1250SF, 2BR/2BA Condo. Spacious Bright and Airy Corner Unit. $109,500. (Town Shores 55+ Community) 727-510-3715. 3801 15TH AVE. S.-1BR (possibly 2). Garage. $20,000. Needs Repairs. Will Sell for Land Contract for $5000. Down. 727-360-8870 or 727-381-5411 Apt #1606 TOWN SHORES 55+Barclay #303, 1BR/1BA, Deluxe Unit, New Furnace, A/C, Flooring, Covered Parking. $73,500. wkowalen@gmail.com 647-648-8460 or 647-439-9231.JUNGLE TERRACE2/2/1CG, 1322 Sq. ft. Rehabbed in 2005, w/ recent updates. Large fenced yard, deck and heated pool. $164,900. Agents 3%. 727-3437829. CHARMING GULFPORT BUNGALOW2BR/1BA, plus bonus room with additional kitchen & bath. Wood/Tile oors. Includes newer furniture, appliances and laundry. Landscaped w/citrus, fenced patio & 2 sheds. $195,000. 541-829-7309. Jaimeframe@aol.com MOVE-IN READY!3BR/2BA, 1653hsf, Total Remodel: new roof, windows, a/c, kitchen, cabinets, appliances, tile oors. $151.500 Easy Show, David Hunter, 727-244-0989. CRR. DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished vacation rental. Totally restored. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 5039 29th Ave. S. 727-418-7272. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.

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62 Gabber February 6 February 12, 2014 BAY ISLAND, WHAT A VIEW!-Commodore Bldg. 1BR/1.5BA Furnished unit. W/D, Carport, Enclosed Porch, 6 Pools, Adult & Gated. $139,900 THE SUN TEAM 727-345-0099. TOWN SHORES ETON #102-Updated Open Floor, Carport, Deluxe, 1060sqft. 1BR/1BA. Must See, Great Buy! $74,900 440-382-9772. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale theG a b b e r Since 1968Buy It Sell ItClassified Ad ve r tising Fr om $4.50

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