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No. 2349 February 13 February 19, 2014 So Classic... So Rainy! At this weekends So49 car show, Alissa Butler, 10, asks her dad Jody about the 1923 Ford with a Chevy engine. The car show had a mix of classic cars on display and new Mazdas for sale. Tyrone Mazda, among others, sponsored the event. Although the rain started and stopped, people came in spurts between drizzles and downpours. Bands, (including Gulfports mayors own band, Hot Tub Club), played in between the drops. Area Business Man Targets Seniors Gulfport Police arrested David Ryals, a 28-yearold white male, early Monday afternoon following a string of crimes targeting elderly women. Police charged him with two counts of exploiting the elderly and two counts of residential burglary and say Ryals targeted elderly, single women, making bogus offers to perform handyman services. victims so far, ranging in age from 67 to 85 years of age. See Scam, page 27 Local Art at PAVA Artist Brenda McMahon talks art Mike and Nancy Paylor, from Ontario, at last weekends PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists) juried art show at the Gulfport Casino. MacMahon, a Gulfportbased artist, was one of a handful of other Gulfport artists at the twoday show. Other artists live throughout Tampa Bay. McMahons also has art at the Florida Craftsman and Craftsman House Gallery. David RyalsLow Speed Taxis Coming Downtown Although the city council opted to not allow golf carts on Gulfport roads, the groups of businessmen who stood before them at the February 6 workshop wasnt asking permission. They didnt need to: they want to put low-speed vehicles (LSVs) into service as electric minicabs whose drivers work only for tips. LSVs, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Newcomb told city council, arent golf carts. What the group did want was money. With the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfport Merchants Association already committed to split the costs and maintenance of bringing LSV electric cabs See Taxi, page 29


2 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Gulfport Will Not Become Golfport Once again, Gulfport city council considered whether or not to allow non-street-legal golf carts on city streets. Once again, the council decided they would not allow them on city roads. Unlike the low speed vehicles the Gulfport Area Chamber and Gulfport Merchants Association will soon put into service as free-for-the-passenger rides, the law does not mandate golf carts get inspected and registered. A golf cart is a motor vehicle but is essentially not capable of operating at speeds of over 20 miles per hour, Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent told council when he spoke. Chief Vincent advised the council to not change the law to allow the vehicles on city roads. Among other reasons, he said he felt the carts traveled too slowly and that cars would come up behind the cart too fast. Given the narrowness of many Gulfport roads, he said this could cause accidents. A scooter or bicycle occupies mush less of the travel lane, he said. You cannot drive around a golf cart. Additionally, he cited safety concerns about the golf carts. They are not as safe as cars, he said, citing the lack of head shoulder seat belts, reinforced steel beams in the doors, airbags. While Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke expressed support for allowing golf carts on city streets the vice mayor lives in the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, where golf carts are not uncommon Mayor Sam Henderson remained opposed. My opinion hasnt changed on this, Mayor Henderson said. Based on your report today and our past experience having these discussions... I just cant vote yes on it. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich also opposed golf carts, along with Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown, who remained


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 3 ERROR Last week, a Gabber article referred to "Mr. Tomlinson", who will have his extensive wedding gown collection on display. The article should have read "Dr. Tomlinson". The Gabber apologizes for the error. undecided until the end of the workshop. Councilman Fridovich said his opposition stemmed from from legalizing golf carts. If the city legalized non-street-legal golf carts in Gulfport, golf carts could not traverse non-city roads such as Gulfport Boulevard. Im not going to agree with something that I cant let people in my ward come down in a golf cart, Councilman Fridovich said, adding that if Gulfport could get Pinellas County to allow golf carts to legally cross Gulfport Boulevard he would agree to allowing golf carts in Gulfport. My issue is if you live on your side [to the Ward Three councilwoman, Jennifer Salmon] or my side, can you come down in golf cart? If you can do that, Im for it. German-American Society News The German-American Society of Pinellas County, located at 8098 66th Street N. in Pinellas Park The dress code is Florida, semiformal (no shorts, other than Lederhosen). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7.30 p.m. Admission fee is $8. For additional information contact Bob at 727328-8201. 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 Gulfport Presbyterian Church (5313 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 origins, photographs, antique jewelry, and veils. You dont need reservations; parking is free with $10 admission. Dr. Tomlinson will donate a portion of proceeds to the Gulfport Historical Society. He will also provide information regarding the proper restoration and Toddler Storytime Come join them at Gulfport Library 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


4 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Beach Bazaar Seeks Ticket Vendor Status Gulfport Beach Bazaar is offering 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. I just want my customers to be 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.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 5 St. Pete Beach Community Development Director Resigns George Kinney, the St. Pete Beach Community Development Director who took the helm of the citys planning department almost two years ago, has resigned this week. Kinney, who came to St. Pete Beach from the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, says he will move back to his home state of Pennsylvania, where most of his immediate family lives. decision and I really had no intention to depart. I absolutely treasured my time at St. Pete Beach and feel like great things are on the horizon once the comp plan litigation issues are resolved, he told the Gabber. The city commission is the best I have ever worked with. They truly have the best interest of the city and its citizens at heart and are progressive, professional and thoughtful decision makers. Likewise, the planning board is incredibly talented and dedicated. I thoroughly enjoyed my relationship with them and know they will continue to facilitate the development of the CRA and build on the design work that the Baker group is developing. I would also thank the city manager and all my colleagues for the experiences and friendships. Mr. Kinneys last day will be February 28. St. Pete Beach City suitable candidate will take 90 days. St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse Join us for Passion for a Lifetime at our February 15th meeting at the Habachi Buffet, 7610 49th St. N., Pinellas Park, 11:30-2p.m. Our guest speaker is Joy Green, Aglos International U.S. Director for the S.E. Region, serving for over 25 years. Special Performance at Gulfport Library On February 27th at 7 pm (light refreshments at 6:30 pm) the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library will sponsor a performance by Chautauqua actor Betty Jean Steinshouer about Ernest Hemingway as seen through the eyes of three women in his life: Willa Cather, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Gertrude Stein. This performance, a part of the Circle of Friends annual meeting, is made possible by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The Grand Opening of the library's Reading Garden will take place that evening as well. It promises to be an exceptional evening. Reservations suggested by calling 893-1073.Classical Music at Library The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is sponsoring a concert of music for string quartet on Thursday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Library. Titled The String Quartet from Roots to Ragtime, the members of the quartet, Frances Pisacane and Julie Tollen, violins, Myron Rosenblum, viola, and Ruth Kern, cello, will offer some comments and play music by Corelli, Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Borodin, Dvork and Joplin. Admission is free, so come on over to the library and enjoy delightful music performed by professional musicians. For more information contact Cailey at or call 727-893-1074.


6 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Mayors CornerBy Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson Ive heard it said that if it werent for politicians, lawyers would have no one to tell jokes about. Politicians are generally considered to be a rotten bunch. I think we can agree that we have all seen our share of stinkers. They are easy targets for all the woes of society, from economic catastrophe to crummy weather, and I imagine weve all been guilty of throwing a stone or two. That being said, there are some In Gulfport, I can name four of them right now: Vice Mayor Liedtke, Councilmember Salmon, Councilmember Brown and last but certainly not least, Councilmember Fridovich. The last 11 months have been the most collaborative, productive, professional and, dare I say, enjoyable months I have spent in March 2009. This council runs the gamut of partisan politics, we disagree often and vociferously, we have differing priorities and ideas, we have a diverse mix of supporters and opponents, and we come from spectacularly different backgrounds and lifestyles. In spite of all that, we manage to work together to resolve our local issues. ground in hopes of representing our constituents to the best of our ability. I know we cannot please everyone, but the folks on the dais work hard to use their skills, talents and energy to serve Gulfport in the way they believe best. I am proud to head this council, and look forward to continuing this trend. As to the stone throwers? It is a hazard of the job, and one that public servants must be prepared to endure. of heart. It is also the duty of our citizens to call us out if they believe we are doing them a disservice, and we appreciate those who engage this discourse with respect and candor. Often the media can be our harshest critic, and again, that comes with the territory. So I say this to my council: One person cussing you out in the parking lot, one person blasting you during public comment, one person insulting you in an article, one person blogging rumors online is still the opinion of one person. Keep on trucking, be true to yourself and your residents, and do the best you can for the good of Gulfport. On the days when it seems that you havent pleased anyone and no one is pleasing you, even when it is your fellow council members (including myself) causing the heartburn, know that I appreciate you all and the work you do.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 7 JL Martindale featured at St Pete Beach Gallery JL Martindale is St Petersburg resident, Judy Martindale. Judy is currently the featured artist in the Mary Nabors Room at Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach. The public is invited to celebrate the diversity and whimsy of this onewoman show at an opening reception, Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The festivities, including awful door the playful nature of the artists work. Her multi-media impressions utilize transparent watercolors, acrylics, collage and various texturizing agents to create movement and depth in her paintings. Viewers of her work abstracts that will both surprise and entice them. All of her paintings are one of a kind originals (no prints or giclees are ever made of the individual pieces). Judys work was selected as part of the Red River Valley Museums International Show. Her work has been displayed at the Gallery of the Edison Arts Society in the SheratonEdison Hotel at the Raritan Center (NJ), the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas, and in various New Jersey Watercolor Society exhibitions. Additionally, her contemporary work was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society online shows in 2010 and 2011. She is a signature member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. Her contemporary work can be viewed at the Gallery within DOMA (St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL). Judys whimsical pieces can be found at Factors Cottage (Savannah, GA). She has taught at Lakeland Arts in Dover, NJ and the Southampton Campus of Long Island University. Join Judy on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:30 pm 7:30 pm. Free parking. Call 727-367-3818 for more information.


8 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Shrimp Boil at Gulfport Lions Club Our Eighth ever SHRIMP BOIL is being set up for you on Saturday, March 8th, served by the Lions of Gulfport, at their den in Gulfport (right behind the Marina off 49th Street South). Dinner will be served from 4:00 pm until 8:00PM and open to the public. BYOB. Rain or Shine. The menu features a great supply of delicious, peel and eat Shrimp, homemade hushpuppies (check to see if we have any Barbaric Pups too) & cole slaw, baked beans, coffee and iced tea & desserts. A generous 1/2 lb. (weighed before cooking) serving for everyone. And at a cost of $9.00 per person, you can bring out the entire family. Additional cooked Shrimp can be purchased at $5.00 per 1/2 lb. We had to battle the price increase this year of over $1 per lb., but we have kept the price the same as the last 2 years. Unfortunately, this is not an all you can eat dinner for a one time cost (as most of our events are) but well worth the price. Children under 10 years -1/2 price. You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage BYOB (as we cannot sell spirits, beer or wine), as long as you share with the chefs. This is a Gulfport Lions Activities Project, with all of the net proceeds generated to be allocated to our community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities and community sponsorships, ie: Little League, Scouts, Christmas Toy Shop, etc..., as are all of our fundraiser projects ( Spaghetti Suppers; Pancake Breakfasts; Fish Fry etc...) Please make sure you are part of this popular annual social event. Hope to see yall there. Oh, yeah !! Our next events will be Pancake Breakfasts on April 5th and May 10th. Open Call to Artists for H2OShowH2O is the theme for an open sponsored by Suntan Art Center as part of The 100 Artists Show, February 22nd-23rd 2014. Entries are invited in all mediums. Cash awards will be presented.. There is no size limitation. Entries larger than 24X36( frame included) or equivalent will be counted as two entries. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. Works must be current. The fee is $15 for each work; 3 works for $35. Submission forms are available at www.suntanart.orgalong with information about the show judge, artist, juror and teacher, Carol Dameron. Deadline for digital submission is midnight, Monday, February 17, 2013. No images please. Mailed entries must be received by Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach FL 33706, no later than February 20th Works should be delivered to the BIG TENT at Horan Park on Friday, February 21st from 10 am12 pm. Pick up is Sunday, Dec 1, 4-6 pm. For more information visit www. or call 727.367.3818.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 9 Gulfport City Wide SaleSaturday, March 8, 2014 It is that time again Gulfport!! The City Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, March 8, 2014. Do not miss this awesome opportunity to have your Gulfport address on the brochure for this years sale. The City of Gulfport is now kindly accepting addresses to be added to this years City Wide Yard Sale brochure. Deadline to sign up is Friday, February 28th. For your Gulfport address to be added to the Yard Sale Brochure: 2401 53rd St. S. or the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., or easily visit You can also email with your Gulfport address. So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you havent used for a year or more! Most likely, someones looking for what you dont want anymore. Get on the brochure today! For more information, please call Gail at 893-1118.


10 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 FREE Teen Night Program Registration Gulfport Recreation Center Teen Nights 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 must register at the front Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Secondly, every Wednesday we will have free snacks and punch to drink. Lastly, we are offering a free show up by 6:20 pm on Friday the 28th. We must have 10 teens to go on this trip. At Ten Pins Lanes we will bowl 2 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 pm. Please call John at 8931079 for more information or visit our website and go to the recreation center link. Wanted!! Vendors for Miniatures Show The GFWC St Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. is looking for vendors for our June 29th, 2014 Miniatures Show. We are looking for all craftsmen who deal with any type of miniatures.doll houses,( free standing as well as wall hangings) dioramas, on-the-wall shadow boxes, etc.. These vendors would be able to sell their items to the public. If you make or sell any type of miniature, please call for more information at (727) 823-9258 or email : The St Petersburg Womans organization, recently celebrated its 100 years of community activity General Federation of Womens Clubs. An international Womens organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through Volunteer Service. about our clubmembership, monthly meetings, Saturday Group weekly sewing group, card games or information on booking our Historical Clubhouse. Call (727) 8224982 or check out our website: www. New Times For Corey Fresh Market Corey Fresh Market runs Sundays, 9 am 3 pm throughout Feb and March. With over 50 local vendors bring you the best arts/crafts, produce and plants, specialty foods and live music! Special appearance: Matthews Wildlife Rescue and his friends, Cosmo the owl, Axel Rose the python and more. Corey merchants open during market hours. Free adms. Free parking. Located just off Gulf Blvd in downtown St Pete Beach. 727-498-8778 Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e


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12 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG.51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 Speaking of History Lecture Series As part of the Speaking of History lecture series, author Cathy Salustri will present Finding More of Florida on Sunday, February 16. The lecture will start at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village. Cathy Salustris program last February took attendees down US 19, from Monticellos watermelon festival, into the depths of Weeki Wachee Springs, and ending just south of the Bellieview Biltmore. This year she will speak about her adventures as she criss-crossed the state along Floridas backroads. Salustri, currently under contract with the University Press of Florida for a travel narrative about these adventures, traveled 5,000 miles in a camper van re-tracing depressionera driving tours of the Sunshine State. She, her intrepid dachshund, and ever-patient human partner, documented how the landscape had changed since the publication of Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State. The book, published by the Federal Writers Project of the Works 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. She currently writes for the Gabber Newspaper. 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 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Heritage Village has WI-FI availability.Cancer Patients Need Drivers to Assist There is an urgent need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their cancer treatment appointments throughout all of Pinellas County.The amount of time that you drive and the geographic area you drive are based on your own personal preferences. Please call 1-800-227-2345.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 13 Ostomy Support Group Calling all Ostomates! Each month you have the opportunity to get needed information and education that you can get back to an active life. It is also the place where you can share your triumphs and knowledge with those who are now facing the surgery that saved your life. The meeting day and time has changed beginning this month. They will be meeting on Sunday, February 24th at St. Anthonys Hospital at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on the They will have a round table discussion which is very useful when it comes to learning to live challenges you may be having. A whole new world will open up to you by discussing your problems with others who have experienced the same doubts and questions. Learn about new and better products and meet fellow ostomates. The meetings of the United Ostomy Association local support group are the last Sunday of each month at St. Anthonys Hospital from 2-3 p.m. Refreshments are served. There is no cost for the meetings. Call Leslee Hall at 727-418-0820 for more information. New Horizons Band Ever played a band instrument? Want to? The New Horizons Band is for adults, at all levels of musical experience. Call 727-864-8085 for additional information.


14 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Art Centers Looking for Volunteers The City of Imagination and The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport want you! Since expanding activities at the City of Imagination in April to include a monthly curated art show, regular art classes, theatre work, live music, and more, organizers would like to schedule regular weekend hours during which the public can drop in. Volunteer duties at the airconditioned Imaginarium are uncomplicated: ambassadors should be prepared to greet visitors, answer questions, hand out brochures, and promote arts activities. Shifts are from 4-6 hours long, and volunteers are encouraged to bring a book or project with which to entertain themselves during slow times. Meanwhile, the Industrial Art Center of Gulfport has a lot of roles operation last fall, Owen Pach and his from cleaning and answering the phone to manning the welcome desk walks and other events. In addition to making themselves part of the IACG family, volunteers will get discounts of classes and activities, invitation to closed events, and shop time with the Anyone interested in volunteering at one or both of these great community centers should e-mail schork., or send them a note on facebook. Join the Gulfport Writers Workshop The Gulfport Writers Workshop, which is open to the public, and that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m.noon, now has a blog site up and running. It includes the names of whoever has attended in the last year and shows their writing products if theyve listed them. They encourage writers at every stage of development to join this writing and critique group. Bring something youve written to read, even if its a letter, or just come to be inspired. Their goal is to mentor and encourage and help bring to fruition writers hopes and aspirations. They are made of up poets, dramatists, songwriters, columnists, novelists, historians, letter writers and a publisher. And its all free. No membership, no dues, no worries. They help direct attendees toward publicity and marketing when they can, too. Click on the http site below and then click on the go to link that pops up under it: http:// Email is gulfportwritersworkshop@ Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location (Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. Come and discover a treasure at a great price.


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16 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Ombudsman Help Long Term Care Residents An ombudsman is a specially trained given authority under federal and state law to identify, investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, long-term care facility residents. Ombudsmen respond to resident complaints and concerns ranging from issues with medication and care administration to matters of dignity and respect. It is the ombudsmans role to protect the legal rights of residents and assure that they receive appropriate treatment and quality care. The experience of being helped by an ombudsman is often comforting. Their volunteers offer direct assistance to those who need and request it, and strive to resolve concerns with warmth and professionalism. Anyone can report a concern, including residents, relatives, friends, facility staff, legal representatives and other concerned citizens. Complaints may be related to the facility, its employees, or any agency or person who threatens or violates the rights, health, safety or welfare of a resident. Term Care Ombudsman Program unless permission is given by the resident or complainant to disclose related information. Details of the complaint are documented and the case is assigned to a local ombudsman for investigation. The ombudsman contacts the complainant or resident within seven calendar days and begins a thorough investigation. ombudsman takes appropriate action by advocating for the best possible To ask for an ombudsmans assistance, learn more about the program, or to become a volunteer ombudsman, call the Mid & South 588-6912 or toll-free at 1-888831-0404.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 17 Market Offers NonProts Free Space The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market continues its program of offering one free vendor space each week for The Fresh Market is a year-round event, attracting hundreds of visitors each week. Groups may use the space to provide free information, promote and sell tickets to upcoming events, offer community outreach, raise funds, or sell items for fundraising. Any items to be sold must be pre-approved by Market managers. All funds raised in any manner currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and use of the space in recent months include library boosters, historical societies, environmental advocacy groups, community health organizers, art and theatre groups, veterans groups, animal rescue organizations and many others. For more information and to apply, please contact Laura Garrison, Fresh Market Coordinator by email to Cell Phone Class On Thursday, February 13th at 2 p.m., bring your cell phone to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. and ask your questions. Christine and Tony from The Cell Phone Solution will be here to answer all your questions about 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 information, please contact Rachel at 727-8931231. Take a Water Aerobics Class Water Aerobics offers a great muscle-toning and cardio workout water. Classes are offered at The City of St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Cost is only $5 St. Pete Beach residents and $6 non-residents. Join anytime. This program accepts Silver Sneakers. For more information visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9264. Join Gulfport Runners and Walkers Gulfport Runners and Walkers is a group of people who meet at Pegs Cantina at 6 p.m. every Tuesday for a 5k run/walk. They include regulars of all abilities. There are no dues, just show up. All ages are welcome, dogs too. Check it out this Tuesday or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook. com/Gulfport Runners.


18 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 This Weeks Solution Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members will be attending Sunshine City councils Sweetheart Luncheon on Saturday, February 15 at the Dolphin Beach Resort. The co-chairmen Rose Marchand and Susan Henry and their committee have planned a celebration for the chapter sweethearts. Laureate Epsilon Theta is very proud of their Sweetheart Valerie Rankin. She has been a member for 52 years chairmanships. She has worked chairmanships and serving on many committees. Her daughter Laurie and her family live here in St. Petersburg. She enjoys family outings, being with her grandchildren, volunteering in numerous organizations and a variety of crafts. She is truly a Sweetheart to all who know her. Congratulations Val. 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 Good and Barbara Killinger will be inviting ladies who have expressed an interest in learning more about Beta Sigma Phi. Members from the local chapters will be attending as well to provide information about their chapters activities. 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. 10 a.m.: Growing Tropical Clumping Bamboo in Your Yard with guest Speaker Karlyn Bradshaw from Island Bamboo. 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. Proceeds support Club projects including Scholarships.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 19 The Gabs What's the best part of Gulfport's Get Rescued? Melinda Shook, Gulfport "Getting to see all those puppies." Suzie King, Gulfport "How many rescues we help." Cherlene Willis, St. Petersburg "Adopting our dog, Chap, last year I was pregnant. I told my husband if I wasn't pregnant by get rescued then we can adopt the dog that he's wanted for years. And we did. And I found out later I was pregnant." Ester Venouzio,Gulfport "It brings the community together and the local businesses. The local businesses sponsor the rescue groups and give the rescues the chance to be here at no cost." Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e


20 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of WorshipWhos Counting???? Its Birthday Party Time. The women of First United Methodist Church-Gulfport (located on the corner of 28th Av. S. and 53rd St.) want YOU, and YOUR FRIENDS, to join us for this tasty and fun luncheon event at noon on March 11th. Cost is just $5. On this day we will celebrate all of our birthdays, together, at our Annual Birthday Party luncheon We must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, 3620 (M-F, 9-noon) to make your reservations. Let us know before March 7th. Come, celebrate YOUR BIRTHDAY with us. Well be looking St. Johns Reunion Benet Dust off your leg warmers and tease up your hair, celebrate with St. Johns, be there or be square! 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! Back to the 80s Annual Live and Silent auction will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic School, 500 84th Avenue in St. Pete Beach on 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. 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 questions about faith that youre not sure how to answer? Looking for an opportunity to explore your faith? Awakening Faith may be just for 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 Beach. For more information call 727-367-3529 or email info@sjvcc. org. All are welcome. Grief 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.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship 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 10255 Paradise Boulevard just off the Treasure Island Causeway. Volunteer with Hospice Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Countys hospice provider for more than 35 years, is looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of positions from at the bedside, administrative roles, in one of three resale shoppes to helping at one of many special events. Learn more about how to get involved by going to volunteer or call 727-586-4432, ext. 4100.Depression and Bipolar Support Group Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at the Suncoast Center (in back), 4024 Central Avenue on Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Families and support people are welcome. Call Les at 727-822-3480 or email to Les@


22 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Art Guild Workshop Anything Goes Rick Yearick, local watercolor artist, will be the guest demonstrator at the 'Anything Goes' workshop, Wednesday, February 19 from 9:30 to noon. The workshop meets at the Garden Room in Treasure Island Community Center, 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. Dance to the Sounds of Dixieland The Bourbon City Ragtime Band will be performing at the Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) on Friday evenings: February 14th (Valentine's Evening) and 21st from 7-10 p.m. The public is welcome to enjoy the exciting music with top-notch Friends of Strays BenetThere will be a Gulfport wine and cheese party at a private residence of Strays" organization on March 1st from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Anyone is invited. At the entrance, we are Free Teen Night Program Gulfport Recreation Center Teen Nights 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 Registrations can be done MondayFriday 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 and go to the recreation center link. Help Save our Pets The Oar House lounge located at 4807 22nd Avenue S. is a perpetual donation station for our four-legged friends. Pets supplies and cash are greatly appreciated. Items are donated once a month to an animal shelter.


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24 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Visit the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Plan to make a day of visiting the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Located in the downtown area of historic Gulfport, the Market lines Beach Boulevard every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during season. You can shop the Market for gifts, souvenirs and picnic items and then enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the beach, which is just at the end of the block. Come take a class, visit the Clothing Swap (the second Tuesday of each month), visit some of the merchants in the immediate area, or stop by one of the restaurants adjacent to the Market for some of the areas best eats. Parking is free, they have live music, and their vendors are some of the friendliest folks youll ever meet in any of the Florida markets. They offer a wonderful selection of amazing and unique items, some of which can only be found here. Several vendors actually work while you watch. Many are published authors and a few also have forthcoming books. They have vendors who are educators, others who still actively teach yet say they are retired. Many vendors own small farms, orchards, shops, cafes, delis or retail establishment(s) and all of them are hands-on with their work. market. The vendors youll meet at this market are all owner-operators. Check out Corey Fresh Market Corey Fresh Market hosts an average of 50 local vendors on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wares crafts, specialty foods, live music and special appearances. Come meet Matthews Wildlife Rescue with Cosmo the owl and friends; always live music! The Corey merchants are open during market hours which makes this the biggest shopping/ dining venue in St. Pete Beach on Sundays. Market is located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete Beach. Free admission and parking. Visit or call 727-498-8778.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 25 Thanks from the Women's Club Gulfport Women's Club held its Annual Card and Games event at the Town Shores Auditorium on February 5th. It was a fun day attended by approximately 90 members and guests. A variety of card games and dominoes were played while awaiting the many items donated by local businesses to be awarded. A light lunch with a variety of delicious desserts made by the committee members was served. Thank you for the generosity of all those local businesses who gave gift to name individually. Donations collected from the awards were our local schools. It is the Club's goal and mission to help the local schools and seniors of Gulfport. To join GWC or for more information, please call Joan 3455443. Tai Chi at the Community Center The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, now offers Tai Chi classes. Experience Chi and treat your whole body to a gentle and relaxing workout. Classes are held Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the cost is only $10 per class. This class is open to anyone of any age and skill level. For more information visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9245. Lego Robotics After School Team Program New Lego Robotics after school team program for ages 8 and older is held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Students will learn how to design, program and build a competitive robot using the Lego Mindstorm Robotic kit. The team will have the opportunity to compete with their robots. The program runs each month on Mondays and Fridays from 4-5 p.m. The cost of the program varies based on the number of classes each month. The September 16th-30th session is $30 per child. Visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.


26 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 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: How often does the Gulfport Police Department take the boat out to check the bay for violations ? via Facebook A: The Gulfport Police Department does not pay a dedicated marine addition to their normal duties. Because of this, the patrol schedule varies "We strive to maintain an average of 20 hours per month over the course a boat for several months," Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent says. "Since we acquired the new Zodiak in August, weve been exceeding our goal." Have You Seen Any Coyotes?If you have seen a coyote in Pinellas County, you are not alone! Come and learn about this nocturnal creature and its presence in our area. Find out more about Coyotes when the Gulfport Garden and Bird Club presents Lara Miller, who is a natural resources extension agent here in Pinellas County. She will be discussing this relatively new resident to our county. She will explain the life history of the coyote and its ability to adapt and survive in urban areas. Lara is active at both The Brooker Creek Preserve and at Weeden Island. She has much to share..we invite you to join Garden Club members on Thursday, Feb. 20th, at 1:00 p.m. in the meeting room at Gulfport Public Library. If the library between 27th and 28th Av. S. at Beach Blvd..just south of the Gulfport Senior Center. Light refreshments will be shared after the meeting. Quilts and Other Delights IX You are invited to enjoy a day of 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. Many beautiful quilts and other quilted items will be attractively 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 will be quilts and many other items for sale from Jays Fabrics and our own Pilgrim Quilters Boutique. 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. For information, call the church at 727347-1226.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 27 Scam, from front page Once arrested, Ryals also faced charges of failure to appear for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Ryals is no stranger to the Pinellas County jail, having spent time there in October 2013 for failing County. He returned to the 49th Street jail in December, this time on charges of dealing in stolen property and grand theft Gulfport investigators linked Ryals most recent adventures, which they say include at least two burglaries, police report, alleging he has stolen Reports suggest that on January 19, Ryals convinced a 68-year-old woman to give him a down payment on a concrete repair job. He told the woman he would do the job while she was out of town, but instead, he allegedly broke into her house and stole jewelry and other valuables. On February 9 police took a report from an 85-year-old woman who says Ryals agreed to do a pressurecleaning job. He talked the woman into giving him cash to put gas in the pressure washer, but he never returned, Gulfport Detective Sergeant Tom Woodman said in a press release Tuesday morning. At the time of Ryals arrest, police found several pieces of jewelry in his pockets. Investigators are still trying to identify owners. Police tell the Gabber they believe Ryals may have conned others who have not reported the crime and ask anyone with additional information or who believes they may also be a victim of Ryals alleged schemes to call Gulfport Detective Hanh Pham at (727) 893-1654. Pass-A-Grill 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.


28 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Players Hold General Membership Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will be holding a General Membership Meeting on Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at their Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S., in Gulfport. Financial reports will be presented, as well as up-to-date news about what has happened, or is about happen, with this exciting live community theater group. While at the meeting, youll also get to see the set of their next upcoming play, Visiting Mr. Green, which opens on February 20 at the Hickman Theater. All members are urged to attend this meeting and get enlightened about their group. For more information about the Players, visit their website at:


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 29 Taxi, from front page called the GetGo system by its originators the investors approached the city to discuss the feasibility of a public/private partnership. Why ask the city for money? We have a good problem, and that problem is parking downtown, Newcomb told city council. He added that he didnt consider it a chronic problem, but an acute one that recurs at every event. The biggest business downtown is you... or us, he said, referencing the Casino so we have a common purpose. We think the solution is a low-speed vehicle. The GetGo business incorporate as and the city should it choose to seats on the board. The business would lease the LSVs to drivers with the understanding they would work certain shifts and not charge fares. Drivers would earn their income from tips alone. The business would maintain the LSVs as well as liability and property insurance and earn income from selling the seven ad spaces on each vehicle. The Chamber and GMA want the city to commit to $10,000 $11,000 annually. I dont think were asking for a lot of new money, Newcomb said, pointing out the number of spots GetGo could free up by taking Gulfports downtown employees to and from work, as well as the increased safety factor for locals who no longer had to worry about designating a driver. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke said he felt uncomfortable with government funding a venture that would compete with private enterprise. Were creating an enterprise that will compete with private business, he said Were using tax dollars to create unfair competition. Newcomb responded Our opinion is the taxi services whom we have attempted to consult with would be program. Although council wouldnt commit to a number, it did direct the city manager to get more to discuss the idea further with those suggesting it. I think some version of this we could work out Mayor Henderson said. March 18 Gulfport Council Meeting CanceledDue to changes in election law, the county cannot certify the county-wide and state election results until 12 days after the election. That means the Supervisor of Elections will not certify the citys election results in time to swear in a new council member by the March 18 council meeting. Since there will only be four council people, council opted to cancel the meeting. Where have you been lately? Bahamas? Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with others as you hear about their experiences at a new discussion group, Bon Voyage that 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, please contact Rachel at 727-8931231.


30 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Pottery Artist Coming to Gulfport Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to welcome visiting pottery artist Bari Precious during its next Meet the Artists event on Saturday, February 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South. The artist, who Missouri, will be taking a road trip with a large selection of her pottery for shows along the way. She will have an extensive collection of her colorful and functional pottery on display and for sale, and will chat about her colorful life and work with visitors. Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors doeuvre will be offered. The pottery of Bari Precious has been featured at Domain for nearly three years. Working in her Precious Pots studio in the rural outskirts of of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home. Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal or geometric addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates plates, platters and dishes safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues. Bari also offers to potterybuyers copies of some of her favorite recipes which can be made using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honeyShe is fond of serving samples of her brownies to visitors, and these will also be served during her visit. Bari Precious was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and became interested in working with clay from an early age, going on to study sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art. She left school to embark upon other adventures, including farming and communal life in rural British Columbia, and then travels through Europe, Asia and the Middle East during the 1970s. She nurtured her fascination with Iran by spending time there teaching art and English, and later returning to work with archeologists by building a kiln and reassembling excavated pottery. On return to the U.S., she raised her family for several years before reentering university studies and earning a B.F.A. in ceramics. Her studio, gardens and home in the Missouri countryside are comfortable spaces where visitors are welcome to stop, share tea and peruse her Precious Pots. Polish American Society News The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to 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. Cost is $7. Please RSVP for dinner to Bev at 727-526-6835. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. Kids are welcome! For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. Join them for a Tea Dance on February 26th. Dance from 1-3:30 p.m. (lessons at 11:30 with Bobby Tess on trumpet). Cost is $7.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 31 Call to Artists for Major Public Art Project The Gulfport Merchants Association is seeking artists to submit proposals for a public art installation to be located adjacent to the Citys iconic Gulfport Casino located on the Gulfport waterfront. The Gulfport Merchants Association 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 Fest, Gecko Ball and Gecko Pub 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 the entrance to the Waterfront business district at Beach Boulevard and 29th Avenue 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 awarded for the project, to include 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 Owen Pach, Vice-President of the GMA and President of the Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport, will act as liaison for the application process. For more information and questions, please contact Owen Pach 727320-4051; 727-623-4920 or email Save the Date Gulfports Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its 10th annual event to take place on Saturday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue and festive event representing rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfports Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in groups. Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet related activities will include a pet parade with domestic and adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, canine massage, food, music and more. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well-behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event is free for the public to attend, with plenty of free parking in and around the area. For more information on Gulfports Get Rescued, visit www.GulfportMA. com or GetRescued or contact Suzanne King at 727-322-5217, email SuzFest@ Pet-friendly vendors and rescue groups can download the applications at www.SIKPromotions. com under the vendor info tab. Event is located on Beach Blvd. S., near 3129 Beach Boulevard S. Gulfport, FL 33707. Try to Win at Steak-Os American Legion Auxiliary Unit #305 is hosting Steak-Os the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. and road kill. Food served from 6-8 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. The Post is located at 6999 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. Call 727-367-1596.


32 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Players Open Visiting Mr. Green The Gulfport Community Players will open a Jewish comedy-melodrama by Jeff Baron entitled Visiting Mr. Green on February 20 at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. The play will run for three weeks, closing on March 9. Director, Eileen Navarro, has got a great cast to work with including David Harris as Mr. Green, and Rudy Gonzalez as Ross. Jim Tobin is the producer. The story line involves the elderly Mr. Green wandering into New York driven by Ross, a young corporate. For this crime, Ross is given a six-month sentence that involves community service of helping this recent widower these two men dont even want to be in the same room with each other, but, after a bit of time passes and they get to know one another, those attitudes change completely and they really start caring about each other. Soon old wounds that theyve both been hiding for many years are opened and the real drama starts. for all ages. Tickets are just $15 and will be on sale at the door or by calling the Players at 727-322-0316 for will-call tickets. The theater is located at 26th Ave. S. and Beach Blvd., in Gulfport. There is a map showing just how to get to the Theater on the Players web site at gulfportcommunityplayers. org. Curtain time for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is 8 p.m., while Sunday is 2 p.m. See you at the Hickman! Players Looking for One Act Play The Gulfport Community Players are once again asking for one-act play submissions from preferably local playwrights. These will be judged in April by a committee for consideration to be used in their th Annual Summer One Act Festival in July 2014. Their decisions will be voted on and approved during their Board Meeting in May. The winning playwrights will be contacted after that voting has taken place. You will not be paid if you win, however, but your play will be performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport in July. Plays should be 20 minutes or less in length, simple to stage, familyfriendly, original, and never staged in this area before. The deadline for submissions is March 31st. You must submit three hard copies of your work(s) to this address: Gulfport Community Players, Inc., 1619 49th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Were sorry, but no plays can be returned. Good luck to you all! For more information about the Gulfport Community Players, visit their website at: St. Albans Offers 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 14 (Valentines Day), St. Albans Episcopal Church will offer a Renewal 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 we may plan properly. 3608406. St. Albans is located on Blind Pass Road at 85th Avenue in St. Pete Beach.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 33 P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek 2nd Annual Great American Read-In Gulfport Elementary School invites families to come to lunch on February 14th with your student(s). Please 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. St. Petersburg Doll Club Join us for the 33rd Annual Doll & Bear Sale on Saturday, February 15th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Avenue N., Largo. Event features dolls, teddy and food. Doll appraisals and repairs done on premises. Donation of $4 for adults is requested. Children are free. For information call 727-347-7556.


34 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Local Obituaries BROWN, LORI, 50, passed away on Wed., Feb. 5, 2014 of a massive stroke. Born in Orangeville, Canada, daughter of the late Esther and Len Brown. Survived by a son Josh Robb, sisters Wendy and Robyn Wahrenberger; Kim Burhans and husband Larry. Also survived by boy friend Rodney Ervin of St. Petersburg. Lori lived in Gulfport for many years and worked for Gigis, Bilmar, and O'Maddy's over the years. She had many friends in the area. She worked at New Castle loved. We will celebrate her life there on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 from 12-4 p.m. (6425 Emerson Ave. S., St. Petersburg). J AROSC H, JUDITH A., 72, of Gulfport, died Sat. 2/8/14. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was predeceased by her husband, Alexander. Survived by children, JoAnne, David, Frederick and grandchildren, Alexis and Will. A memorial service will be held at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes Tyrone on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Visit the familys personalized online Guestbook at LEBLANC, MARGARET 94, Gulport, FL passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 peacefully at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, FL with her family around her. She was born in Apr. 11, 1919, in Clarenville, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late William and May Long. She moved to the United States in 1938 and later became a husband Orland Brown in 1942. They made their home in Saugus, MA with Orlands two children and then later moved to Beverly, MA. She married her second husband Percy LeBlanc in 1972 and lived with his two children in Beverly, MA for many years before moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 1976 and later to Gulfport, FL in 1993 where she lived out the remaining years of her life. Margaret was an active member of the St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, FL. After her second husband passed away she founded the Merry Widows Club which she established with other women parishioners whom had also lost their husbands as a support group and as a means to stay in touch within the community. She was involved in many of the church activities such as ECW and hosting the after service coffee hour. She enjoyed helping and giving to others. Throughout the years she also enjoyed sewing, being a member of a Winnebago club and driving back to Newfoundland yearly to visit. She also enjoyed countless hours entertaining with friends and family. She was a most gracious hostess and truly loved life. She is predeceased by her sister husband Orland C. Brown, second husband Percy M. LeBlanc, step daughter Jean Lorraine Harnois, step daughter Lisa LeBlanc, grandson Timothy Harnois. She is survived by her step son Orland C Brown Jr, step daughter Hope Morse and her husband Richard, step daughter Kristine LeBlanc, sister Myrtle Reid brother William Long, brother James Long and his wife Edna, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her laughter was contagious, her smile infectious, her adages memorable. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and always a friend. Margaret was loved by all and will be fondly remembered and deeply missed. Life Celebration services for Margaret will be held at St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church, 3747 34th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL, 33711 on February 13 at 4 p.m. Tribute page available at MCDONNELL, CONNIE KATHLYN, 82, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. She will be deeply missed by her relatives, friends and most of all, her longtime companion, Arthur Foster. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Kathleen McDonnell; sister, Margarite; and her brother, John Patrick McDonnell. She was a loving aunt to her nieces, Chantal Henderson and Sioban Blight; and her nephew, Damian McDonnell, all English citizens. She is also survived by her cousins, Mary Margaret, Jim and Don McDonnell. Connie was a longtime member of the WUSF Radio and TV family as an accomplished Personal Relations Executive. In her retirement, she was a dedicated grower of bromeliads and orchids. Whatever she touched, thrived. Goodbye Connie, we love you and you will always be in our hearts. There will be no services. Online guestbook available blountcurryterraceoaks. com. In Loving Memory of MARY SWENSON My friend, my loving neighbor, you were a wonderful friend with a good heart. One year ago you left me, you went up to heaven and I miss you dearly. You will never be forgotten.Love, Olga


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 35 Excerpts heard at the February 6, 2014Gulfport City Council WorkshopPublic Comment & Council QuotesIt takes too much time and its not worth the results. Gulfport Police arrest and conviction was not worth the effort. Ward Three While I agree with your proposal, I dont think it has a snowballs chance of going anywhere. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich, who said he would sign a asking the state to allow the city to make its own rules about some aspects of gun-related issues. When the NRA owns the state legislature, this is what happens. Ill go on record with that one. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich, about state laws prohibiting cities from having certain laws about guns Im going to have to go no. I really would like to see Gulfport in golf carts, but Im going to have to say no. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich Im totally on the top of the fence. Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown, about whether or not to allow golf carts Im not going to say yes if two wards are left out of the situation. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich, elaborating on this point to say that since golf carts couldnt legally cross Gulfport Boulevard, golf cart drivers in wards three and four would miss the advantages of legalized golf carts downtown. You represent the entire city, not just Ward Four. Im concerned about golf carts crossing Gulfport Boulevard. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke, to Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich. and I asked second. Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown, to Ward Gulfport. Gulfport will proceed with joining an organization that will help the Its not an automobile, but its not a golf cart. Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Newcomb, about low-speed vehicles. This is not a bunch of yahoos taking a bunch of vehicles and running up and down the highway without supervision. Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob Newcomb, about low-speed electric taxis, which organizers are calling the GetGo system, in Gulfport only. Dont take this the wrong way, but If I had a good business plan, one of the last places Id go... is the government. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke, about GetGo. 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, February 16. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas Room at Heritage Village. Cathy Salustris program in February of last year traced her journey of nearly 5,000 miles within 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 Federal Writers Project of the Works 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 heritage, or call 727-582-2123.


36 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 1/31 Animal Call56th St. & 28th Ave. S. Burglary Business700 Blk 51st St. S. Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. 911 Hang Up2900 Blk 56th St. S. Disorderly Conduct3000 Blk 58th St. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble52nd St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Saturday 2/1 Noise5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Burglary Residence5300 Blk 28th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble600 Blk 54th St. S. Noise5300 Blk 17th Ave. S. Drug Call4900 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Vandalism4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Shots Fired (Heard)58th St. & 23rd Ave. S. Theft3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Sunday 2/2 Noise49th St. & 27th Ave. S. Domestic-55th St. & 21st Ave. S. Drug Call4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 17th Ave. S. Theft2600 Blk 47th St. S. Domestic6200 Blk 15th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Monday 2/3 Person Under Inuence1200 Blk 55th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble57th St. & 31st Ave. S. Domestic5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Person Under Inuence1400 Blk 54th St. S. Noise2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Tuesday 2/4 Burglary6200 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. Theft5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence6100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Domestic1700 Blk 53rd St. S. 911 Hang Up5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Theft1400 Blk 55th St. S. 911 Hang Up5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wednesday 2/5 Burglary Vehicle2700 Blk 56th St. S. Theft4900 Blk 9th Ave. S. Burglary Business1000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5000 Blk 25th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Burglary Residence5800 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble51st St. & 31st Ave. S. Theft5600 Blk 31st Ave. S. Trespass1400 Blk 59th St. S. Theft2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Thursday 2/6 Disturbance4800 Blk 29th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4800 Blk 29th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery1000 Blk Freemont St. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Residence5400 Blk 15th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up6200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Trespass900 Blk 58th St. S.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 37 Arts Center Offers Couples Night The Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport (IACG) has recently introduced new learning opportunities and events in its new location at 5437 29th Avenue South, just off Beach Boulevard. 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, and also houses the quarters of local glass/metal artist Owen Pach, and metal/mixed media artist Jonathan Schork, both of which are IACG instructors and Board members. 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 unique and successful event in 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 727623-4920. Future Hot Date Nights are also planned. Dates Set for Summer Bridge Programs Pinellas County Schools will once again offer Summer Bridge programs 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 July 24. Summer Bridge extended 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 around Summer Bridge if needed. 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 Summer Bridge. Parents whose children are eligible for Summer Bridge will begin receiving invitations in mid-March, before the registration period begins. The Pinellas County Schools Summer Bridge website,, features the latest information. 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.


38 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 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 Valentines Day Dinner Music by Geno 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 Regular Mtg.-6pm Please attend, your input is valuable Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Accordion Club Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am727-367-1596 email 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. Steak-ums 1:00 every Sunday afternoon. Happy Valentines Day! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 39 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Bad Smoke, Good SmokeThere's a certain irony in CVS Caremark's decision to rid itself of all tobacco products for health reasons: they still sell alcohol which, as a drug store, does seem logical. However, if CVS is going to parade around as a health store the reason they give for the anti-tobacco move the candies and sodas and sugar infused foods have got to go. These items are now on the government hit list. We eat too much of them: like a zillion times more than we used to in the not so distant past. OK. I exaggerated, but it's a lot and we're all getting too fat causing us to have all sorts of diseases. Add or restricted list and we're on our way to a less heavy population and great health. I'm not pooh-poohing all that. There's some pretty good research out there to back it up. Maybe (my conjecture) it's off-setting the good effects of the reduction of smoking and particularly second hand, in-your-face-smoking. Smoking is now banned almost everywhere, but has there really been a reduction in deaths? I haven't read any statistics on it. I'm 50 years smoke-free myself and enjoy the smoke free work and play places. It's kind of like chewing tobacco, a staple of life in the 1920s and 30s. Spittoons everywhere: bars, though some still chew and spit into tin cans or simply swallow the juice. Others use snuff, an old-time more between the lip and gum. Smokeless tobacco. Better than spitting everywhere. Either way, all three have contributed to deaths of friends of mine. That leads us back to banned stuff and the ironies of banning. For instance, while a large part of the world is banning smoking, another large part of the world (or at least the U.S.) is embracing the use of marijuana whose primary method of getting the drug into the system is smoking. It's still illegal nationally, but two states, Washington and Colorado have legalized it (although no smoking in public places), and several others have legalized "medical" marijuana. Florida may be one of those if voters approve in November. Locally famous attorney, John Morgan of Morgan and million into the campaign to get it on the ballot (will he later sue preparers of the "medicine" for unhealthy outcomes?). Anyway, maybe the effort would have been better directed to promote or allow the use of the the principal ingredient, THC, in regular medicines via Federal Drug Administration approval routes. There are, by the way, a couple of approved, THC medicines in the U.S. and several in the U.K. However, the drive really is to legalize marijuana so it can join alcohol as an approved, relatively (relative to prescription medicines) unregulated drug available to all adults. It's a liberty issue for some, but primarily it is a money issue. There are lots of dollars to be made: growing, processing, distributing and, biggest of all, taxing. I've read that in Colorado, marijuana is $500 an oz. which translates to about 60 cigarettes or $5 a smoke. Taxes are a big part, but I wonder about the price problem. Get it too high and the real market will go underground. Back where they were. Other than the money, there's the factor that "everyone" is doing it. Athletes (for medicinal purposes only), and particularly those under 30 although it runs up to the 1960s crowd. A mother told me the other day that her friends are regular smokers and her kids, as young as 16, are too. One son told her all the kids are doing it. According to the kids, she says, they aren't using alcohol with it. That's not the usual mix from what I understand. Writer Carl Hiaasen wrote the other day that lots and lots of regular workers, if tested, would show positive for last night's use of marijuana. Hey, with that kind of pressure, marijuana is here. For the record, I'm agin it. Don't need another drug to mix with alcohol, synthetic marijuana, out-ofcontrol prescription drug addiction and the apparent heroin epidemic going on now. My libertarian side says de-regulate and decriminalize all drugs. My choice of what I use or don't use. However, my rational side says let's be more careful. It's more complex than that. I'll take that up next week.


40 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 By Holiday Mathis On Tuesday, February 18, the sun leaves the intellectual air realm of Aquarius for the deep ocean of Pisces. The focus on friends and philanthropy will shift to creative and spiritual endeavors. There will be a chance to bring imagined realities to life. Dont wait around for portholes to open out of thin air, windows of magic or the wand-wave of a fairy godmother, though. Most opportunities happen because you make them happen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). An important conversation will happen this week. Perhaps this is an encounter youve been avoiding and it can now wait no longer. Though this exchange will require enormous patience, once its done you will feel a wave of relief followed by a surge of fresh energy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This week you will encounter many circumstances that will force you to develop patience. Its a cosmic effort to ready you for a job that will require great skill, heart, fortitude and serenity. Youll know what this is about by the end of the week and will be better for the exercises along the way. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Because of your stellar character, you know that sometimes its necessary to work through fear and accept inconvenience. This will likely be the case on Tuesday. Even though you may feel uncomfortable and scared, if you rise to the challenge, youll enjoy a subsequent surge of personal TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You sometimes wish your life could be lived in segments and that what you other sectors. Alas, it will, which is why you have to constantly consider the whole picture this week. Taking excellent care of yourself will help you maintain high energy and charisma levels. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theres something youve wanted to do for years, but the timing just hasnt been right. That much was out of your control in the past, but youll get a lucky break this week, and a sense of urgency will be added to the equation, motivating you to deal with the scheduling and other impediments head-on. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Taking care of your basic needs means taking care of your monetary needs, and that will be the focus of the week. Adjustments will likely need to be made to ensure that you make more money than you spend. Everything will build from there. and Virgo people. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Emotional mastery is essential to a balanced life, and yet when you are passionately involved with your relationships and your work, your feelings can be one of the hardest things to manage. This week youll achieve greater control in this area because of the support and love you receive from helpful friends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Youll be impressive because youre not trying to be impressive. Sadly, its a rare thing to encounter the individual who is genuinely interested in others these days. But you can make this you get, and follow your natural curiosity about other people. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you do the same things all the time, the ordinariness has a numbing effect. Thats why you go out of your way to do something unexpected this week, especially in regards to your relationships. A bright idea will come to you about how to show your special people that you care about them. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The exchange of money is an acknowledgment of what things are worth. But for those things that are truly valuable, money will never be able to accurately represent the worth. This week you are cautioned not to buy or sell your way into situations with money when other currencies are more appropriate. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will understand your own heritage better after you spend time with someone from a decidedly different heritage this week. Your cultural and socio-economic background will determine the opportunities before you. You may not agree with this completely, and its your week to call attention to injustice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Everyone has an opinion, but a good critique from someone who is truly an expert is a rare and wonderful thing. Such an event could happen for you to use what you learn to improve your work, game and relationships. This Week's Birthdays: If you feel burdened by a relationship or your career dreams. Thats why youll dedicate the next 10 weeks causing you stress so you can make the most of Mays amazing romantic. Friends help you in your effort to change the world in July. Youll buy or sell property in August. The best time for your family is in March and September. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Mic Beach Party Hosted by Mark Blackwood 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. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his acordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting


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42 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Gulfport Chamber of Commerce NewsBy Ester Venouziou The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce invites current members and prospective members to its monthly mixer, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at C1 Bank, 6180 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The event is co-sponsored by Sail Away Realty in Gulfport. The Chambers monthly mixers, always on the third Thursday of the month, are a great opportunity to network and help spread the word about your business. Meeting venues rotate among Chamber members. In other Chamber news: celebrated its third anniversary in Gulfport, was voted Business of the Month in January. The restaurant was recognized for its quiet competence and kind generosity to over the years. The February Business of the Month will be announced at the mixer February 20. Gourmet in Gulfport for hosting the Chambers January mixer. At this mixer, Chamber President Barry Rubin presented outgoing President Lori Rosso a painting portraying the Gulfport Casino. The dedication and commitment Lori has shown to this Chamber and the City of Gulfport is unmatched, and will resonate for generations, he said. Lori is the benchmark civic leadership, and pride. I, and every one of us is better for knowing her. Rosso will stay on at the Chamber as its vice president. For membership information, go to GulfportAreaChamberofCommerce. org or email info@ gulfportchamberofcommerce. com. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-forand other service organizations. It is the voice of private enterprise in Gulfport, South Pasadena and the region surrounding them. Ester Venouziou is founder of LocalShops1 and secretary of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 43 By Lynda Shehan Hundreds of homeing perfect forever homes, thousands of much needed dollars raised for and by registered 501c3 animal rescue groups, the love and support of Gulfport residents and city leaders: this is Gulfports Merchant Associations Gulfports Get Rescued. How did it begin ten years ago? Being a long time animal rescue volunteer, I volunteered at the SPCA several days a week. I was involved in huge fundraising opportunities, cleaned cages, gave scared homeless animals hugs and, hopefully, hope. There were hundreds of volunteers who did the same. I wanted to adopt a small dog after losing my love of 20 years, but small dogs were rare at the shelter. Somehow I was put in touch with Chihuahua Rescue. This was a very small group of people who rescued dogs that were not welcomed at the SPCA. After passing their extensive vetting process, I was allowed to choose a dog. I sat in the middle of about ten little dogs and hoped one would choose me to be his or her mom. A white mixed Chi crawled in my lap: I had been chosen. Sally had been living on her own under a car and oh yes she had only three legs. Chi Rescue brought her into their group and saved her life. It was apparent to me the three or four volunteers who comprised Chi Rescue were very limited as to what they could do for animals in need. I met other small rescue groups doing the best they could in such a small organization. Idea: individually they were small and limited, but together they were powerful, and the sky was the limit. I started a conversation with friends and Gulfport city leaders and was allowed to put together a fundraising event for small rescue groups. The space we were given for the event was on the sidewalk in front of Reef Dog. Would anyone come? Yes, 75 people with lounge most into the street. They watched tickets and met dogs in need of good Gulfports Get Rescued: In the Beginninghomes. A rescue event was born! Chihuahua, Dachshund and Chinese Crested Rescues were repreHer name was Zoe, a beautiful Chi/ Dachshund. The rest is history as we welcome over 40 rescue groups, vendors and thousands of participants each year on the last Saturday of February. Small groups alone, powerful together. Sally died of a mysterious condition and never attended Get Rescued; Zoe lived for eight years in a loving home and has since passed. As you attend Gulfports Get Rescued on February 22, please take a moment to appreciate the generosity of a fabulous little city by the name of Gulfport and the dog by the name of Sally. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.


44 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 Chickens 101 at Weedon Island Preserve Interested in raising chickens? The Pinellas County Extension will provide expert instructions on raising and caring for backyard chickens. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Weedon Island Preserve Education Center in St. Petersburg. The cost of the workshop is $10 per family, and the program will address the fundamentals of raising chickens in Pinellas County. Dr. Robert Kluson, extension agent with Agriculture and Natural Resources at Sarasota County Extension, and other experts will discuss local regulations, housing, health issues and nutrition of backyard chickens. To register for the Chickens 101 workshop, visit http://www. or call Weedon Island Preserve at 727-453-6500. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. Weedon Island Preserve protects more than 3,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Senior Excursions in St. Pete Beach The St. Pete Beach Community Center has new Senior Excursions on the schedule. The excursions are a great way for local seniors to travel with their friends and make new ones! The new trips are as follows:: February 21st: St. Armands Circle; February 28th: Florida Strawberry Festival; March 7th: Dunedin Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays; March 14th: Bok Tower Gardens; March 21st: Winter Park Art Festival. All excursions will depart from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Trip times vary. All participants must pre-register by the Wednesday prior to the excursion. Each trip is $12 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $15 for nonresidents. Cost covers transportation only. All admission or lunch are extra and the responsibility of the participants. For more information visit or call 727363-9245. 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 Grandmaster J 9th Dan Black Belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do. Classes are held at The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega 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 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 Grille homes, drinks and light refreshments at the Pass-a-Grille Womens Club clubhouse, and noted local historians at the Gulf Beaches Museum and artists at the Suntan Art Center. Busses taking patrons on the tour 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. 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 call Rachel at 727-893-1231.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 45 Club to Hold Fashion Accessory Show The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, February 14th at 1 p.m. Come join them for their Valentines Day Free Fashion Accessory Show by Patchingtons. Learn how to tie scarves and look your best! Come and bring a friend. New members are welcome! Refreshment served after 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 hands-on projects and fund raising 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. Senior Excursions in St. Pete Beach The St. Pete Beach Community Center has new Senior Excursions on the schedule. The excursions are a great way for local seniors to travel with their friends and make new ones! The new trips are as follows:: February 21st: St. Armands Circle; February 28th: Florida Strawberry Festival; March 7th: Dunedin Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays; March 14th: Bok Tower Gardens; March 21st: Winter Park Art Festival. All excursions will depart from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Trip times vary. All participants must pre-register by the Wednesday prior to the excursion. Each trip is $12 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $15 for nonresidents. Cost covers transportation only. All admission or lunch are extra and the responsibility of the participants. For more information visit or call 727363-9245.


46 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions This week, let's take a look at how legal transfers of control and decisionmaking work. Guardianship This is a legal process in which the court places an individual or agency in control of someone else's affairs. Since establishing a guardianship requires action by the Court system, it can be expensive and cumbersome. In addition, guardianship reduces an individual's legal rights to those of a minor. Conservatorship This is a type of guardianship that applies only to a person's property and not his or her personal matters. As such, its scope is less restrictive, and the individual involved retains many of his or her legal rights. Durable Power of Attorney By establishing a power of attorney, you authorize someone else to act in your behalf. You can give very limited powers, such as authorizing someone to sell property for you, or very broad powers, such as paying bills, making investment decisions, or making all decisions for you. A durable power of attorney remains in force even if the person who establishes it becomes incompetent. While a power of attorney is generally established to ensure that your affairs will be handled for you, it must be durable to be effective in the event of your incapacity. Any power of attorney, including a durable one, becomes null and void when either the person granting it or the person to whom it is granted dies. You should be sure to specify exactly what functions are to be covered by the durable power of attorney. For example, medical decisions, investment choices and property care Of course, a durable power of attorney should be given only to someone you trust implicitly to act in your best interest. You should requirement of a durable power of attorney. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson Try your hand at Sudoku Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor an outreach concerts on Thursday, February 20th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. Admission is $10. Call 727-522-6877


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 47 Get Going? Since Thursday's workshop where Gulfport Council entertained a request that Gulfport partner with the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfport Merchants Association to bring low-speed electric taxis (the GetGo system) to Gulfport, I've heard so many inaccurate statements I feel as though I've inadvertently stumbled onto a Fox News documentary. I don't know how I feel about Gulfport spending our tax dollars to partner with those two groups, but I do know that if we, as a city, choose to reject the proposal, let's all do it for the right reasons. To that end, here is what I learned while interviewing the people behind the LSV initiative and city staff: 1. No one's asking Gulfport city council for permission to operate these LSVs. These are not golf carts; they aren't legal. They are low speed vehicles, and, as such, are ALREADY totally legal on any road with a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less. That means they can operate on EVERY Gulfport road. State law allows cities to ban LSVs, but Gulfport City Manager Jim O'Reilly and Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent both say they will not ask council to do that and don't think it's necessary. 2. The groups behind this the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfport Merchants Association would like the city to share the cost, but even if Gulfport does not, Biff Lagan (who purchased free-to-riders-taxi will happen. This venture, he says, does not hinge on whether or not the city commits to partnering. 3. That same group says they want Gulfport to partner because the largest "business" in the Waterfront Redevelopment District, the Casino, is also (they say) one of the biggest parking spot hogs. Since the Casino and by extension, the taxpayers who from rentals and booze sales would ask the city to pony up? 4. These LSVs are not like the ones on St. Pete Beach, which a private company owns and operates. The City of St. Pete Beach and beach business such as the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce have no These businesses never asked the city for money in any public forum of which I am aware. This would be a public/private venture, and, as such, Gulfport would get an equal share of the seats on the Board of Directors, and an equal say. 5. They are not asking for permission to sell advertising on the LSVs. They do not need to ask permission; no law currently forbids it. According, again, to Biff, he's already getting phone calls from people/businesses who want to advertise on the LSV. Don't like advertising? You could ask the city to ban advertising on vehicles, but remember, PSTA buses have ads, too, and so do taxis, so such a law would cut most of Gulfport's non-drivers from, well, pretty much everywhere more than a mile or two away from their front door. But wait a moment: why dont the Free Beach Ride people ask the city to partner with them? I assume they don't need to ask for money. When I lived on the beach, the only time I saw the LSVs stop picking up passengers was to go recharge their batteries. St. Pete Beach is a tangle of tourists and locals, and it seemed once people arrived at their hotels, they expected a Disney-like experience where they didn't have to drive again until it home. Gulfport, you may have noticed, has fewer overnight guests. We have some uber-crowded ArtWalks and so many street parties I've toyed with suggesting we change our slogan to "Gateway to the Festivals, but no not we have a parking issue depends, I suppose, on whether or not you've downtown on a Friday night. As I said, I don't know how I feel about Gulfport buying in to this business. I'm not terribly worried that we're competing with private industry, because as far as I recall, no legitimate business has ever wanted to service Gulfport with these minicabs. I suspect that's because the Chamber's Executive Director, Bob Newcomb, was correct when he told council he didn't see endeavor. It's just something to help make Gulfportians' lives a bit easier, whether it's getting them where they need to go or making it easier for park. Which, actually, is probably the most convincing argument I've heard for the city to support this. Can we afford it? Ah, well, that's another column entirely.


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Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 51 NOW IS THE TIME-Real Estate Investor Seeking private nancing/partnership. Purchase Rehab. Mgmt Resale or help build rental portfolio. 727-564-1156. Help Wanted LOOKING FOR STYLISTw/Clientele, Booth Rent, $125/Wk. Central Ave. 727-343-6187. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. MATURE MALE DANCERS-Wanted. Call Forever Young for interview/details. 727-4550743 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. Automotive 1993 BUICK CENTURY-New Tires, Air, 75,000 Original Miles. $2200. obo 727-544-9466. 1995 ELDORADO-Runs well. Too many cars. $2995. Offers? 727-343-3843. 1997 GMC 2500 HD-4 wheel drive, Full power. $3400. 727-381-1354. 1997 RED CADDY-119,000 Miles. Good Condition. $1800. obo 727-3213730 or 727-278-0306. 1998 FORD EDDIE BAYER EXPEDITIONNeeds Engine Repair. $1200. 727-637-1524. 1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUESport Sedan, 91,000 miles. $3995. Offers? 727-3433843. 2006 JEEP COMMANDER LUX MOD-65k Miles, Excellent Condition. Seats 7. Leather, A/C, 3 Sunroofs, Over size Tires, Multi Disc CD, Tow/hitch pkage. Garaged, $11,950 727345-4060 or 727-768-4407.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 GOT A CAR YOU WANT TO SELL?The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Call Now! 727400-1910. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Computers/Electronics DELL LAPTOP INSPIRATION 9400298 GB HD, 2GB RAM, 17 Screen, HD Wiped by Best Buy and XP Installed. Needs Battery, Best Carrying CaseExternal 55GB Sabrent Drive. Alll $200. 405-250-1895 (Local) Furniture/Appliances RERIGERATOR SIDE-BY-SIDE-GE, White,Clean. $250. Gulfport. 814-434-2504. WOW! LARGE DARK BROWN-Leather Recliner/loveseat with Center Console for storage plus 2 cup holders. Excellent Condition. $225. obo 727-324-9847. Must sell by 3/5/14. General BIKE WEEK BOUNDLadies MOtorcycle Jacket, Medium, Exfellent Condition. Removable Liniong, Elastized Sleeves, Airbrushed back, leather neck, scarf. $35. 727-692-6489 after 1p.m. PORTABLE KITCHEN ISLANDButcher Block, $60. 727-866-9387. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. ENGINEERED WITH PAPER WORK-Eleven 18 Trusses plus over hang. $500. 860-5731178. DATONA 500 TICKETSO-Field, Row 5, Seats 5-6. $150/Both. Saving $30. 727-3474311. SPEAKERS 26 1/4X 15 1/4 X12 3/4$100. Sony Wireless Head Phone Set, $30. New Garbage Disposal, $30. Fish Tank, 3 Wide x 2 High x 1 w/stand, All Filters & Pumps, $200. 727-238-4188. HOW POWERFUL Would you like to be? Recent discoveries in neuroscience suggest that the magical properties are based in the natural brain function. Call to learn more. 727600-7978. LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. ELECTRIC BIKE-25 miles hour $400. 727254-2330 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine 2002 16FT. KEY LARGO-50HP Yamaha. Low Hours. With Trailer, Gulfport. $4500. 814-4342504. 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! 727-517-9546. Wanted NEED STACKABLE WASHER/DRYERFor elderly lady, will pick up. 727-327-2747. Business Opportunity Automotive General PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.


52 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale HUGE GIGANTIC WAREHOUSEStorage Area & Downsizing Garage Sale. Antiques, 2-vintage coke machines, furniture, vintage lamps, multi-family downsizing-only good stuff! Industial hardware, buttons & ribbon binding in quantity. Great for crafters or sewing industry. Something for everyone. New items on Saturday. Friday 2/14, 9-4, Saturday 2/15, 9-1. No early birds please!! 5201 8th Ave. S. Gulfport. MOVING SALEFriday 8-10a.m. Household, Clothing, Books. Much More! 5706 16th Ave. S. QUILT SHOW-Sat. Feb. 15th 10am-3pm. Prigrim UCC 6315 Central Ave. $5.00 Donation. Demonstrations at 11,12, & 1pm. Snack Bar Available. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO!Washer, dryer, refrigerator, entertainment center, chests, crafts & more. 5518 13th Ave. S., Gulfport. Saturday & Sunday. Feb. 15th & 16th. 9-4.2926 DUPONT ST. S.Saturday & Sunday, 8-4p.m. Furniture, home decor, glassware/plates, dryer. CDs, tons of movies & more! No Early Birds!! 5021 9TH AVE. S. GULFPORTFriday-Sunday, 6-? 4651 6TH AVE. S.-Friday Only 8am-2pm. Some Furniture, Household Goods and More! FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY 9-32 Family, Tools, Fishing, Music, Movies, Books, Collectibles, Jewelry, Womens Clothes, Autographed photos (celebrities & sports), frames and lots more! 1008 59th St. S. SAT. ONLY! 11-5P.M.-1614 61st St. S. Tools, Toolboxes, misc. household, brickabrack, tires, wheels, clothes. MULTI-FAMILY ANNUAL GARAGE SALESaturday, March 1st 8-3. Pasadena Isle, 7050 So. Shore Dr. S. ESTATE SALETools, Misc. Everything. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 7-3p.m. 5626 13th Ave. S., Gulfport. Large Gates will be Open. Card of Thanks Pets/Animals Yard/Garage Sale Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices 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 an swered even if you dont believe. L.S. (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.


Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 53 SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Need Maintenance person, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588, 727 418-4548 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. S. PASADENA 2BR/1BA HOUSEUtility Room, Excellent location close to Publix, tenants pay all utilities except garbage pick-up. $875/Mo. 727-345-7036. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. 3862 12TH AVE S.2BR charming bungalow. Prefer Housing Authority. (Will consider 1BR voucher). Available March. $750-$850. 727347-3555. LES CHATEAUX CONDO -1BR/1BA, First oor, So. Pasadena, $700/mo. $700 security. Near Stetson University. 727-347-1779 and 727-347-8298. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. UPSTAIRS GARAGE APT.-(not furnished). 1BR, Near Gulfport. $500/Mo. plus $100/Security. Water Included. No Pets, No Smoking. 727-321-5305. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICES ON 66ST N.$800/Mo., $800 Sec. Furnished or Unfurnished. 727-347-1779, 727-347-8298. Vacation Rentals Open House OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY ONLY2-4 p.m. 5720 23rd Ave. S. House with a unique history. Beach House from Treasure Island Moved to Gulfport. On Stilts, No Flood Insurance. In the $200s. DAN YINGST REALTY, 727-321-5258. TOWN SHORES 55+Barclay #303, 1BR/1BA, Deluxe Unit, New Furnace, A/C, Flooring, Covered Parking. $73,500. 647-648-8460 or 647-439-9231. MOVE-IN READY!3210 36th Ave. N. 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. Happy Talk Happy Talk Real Estate for Rent Vacation Rental BRING YOUR SUITCASE!-Newly Remodeled. 1BR/1BA Large Duplex Furnished, Near Gulfport Beach and Stetson. Walk-in Closet, Sleeper/Sofa, Porch, Carport, Tile, W/D. $1195/Mo. Plus Utilities. Pets Allowed. Available 3/1-4/30. Lower Price Off Season. 727224-9771. Real Estate for Sale


54 Gabber February 13 February 19, 2014 TOTALLY RENOVATED GULFPORT HOME Beautiful, 1386sf block house w/2+ bedrooms, new a/c, granite, glass & stainless appliances in kitchen, stranded bamboo oors, nished laundry room, large fenced yard, excellent neighborhood, high & dry. $139,900. Please call 727-504-6060.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. ACROSS FROM GULFPORT BEACHUnfurnished 1250SF, 2BR/2BA Condo. Spacious Bright and Airy Corner Unit. $109,500. (Town Shores 55+ Community) 727-510-3715. S. PASADENA WATER VIEW-55+. 2BR/2BA, Convenient Location, Minutes to Beach/Shopping, New Appliances, Carpet & Fresh Paint. Many Amenities. 702-771-1587. LES CHATEAUX CONDOS-1BR/1BA, 1st Floor, So. Pasadena, near Stetson. $75,000. 727-347-1779 and 727-347-8298. TOWN SHORES 55+1BR/1BA Deluxe, All Tile Floors, New: Paint; Appliances; Furniture including Hide-A-Bed. Covered Carport. $109,500. Turnkey Sale. 812-327-2625. Must See! 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. DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished vacation rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. 727-418-7272. FOR SALE BY OWNER-Town Shores Diplomat #1003. Top Floor. 2BR/2BA, 1450 sq. ft. Spectacular view, carport, $169,900. 907-3514311. MAGNIFICANT VIEWof Tampa Bay. In S.E. St. Petersburg. Duplex Block Home. 2BR/1/ BA/2CG/ $399K. 727-623-9532. A.M. 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 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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