Gabber

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Title:
Gabber
Portion of title:
Gulfport gabber
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v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
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English
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George W. Brann
Place of Publication:
Gulfport, Fla
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June 20, 2013
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport

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

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"If I'd have known it was going to be this warm, I would
have worn a flapper outfit," Chris Oertle laughs from under
the floppy brim of her hat as she adorns pirates and passers-
by with beads.
As part of the Gulf Beaches Historical Society's annual
Island Fest, Oertle dressed as a St. Pete Beach resident may
have in the early 1900s.

Boat Lifts Come to Gulfport
Want to store your boat at the Gulfport Municipal
Marina but don't want to spring for a bottom job?
Gulfport will buy eight 20,000 pound aluminum boat
lifts for the marina. According to Harbormaster Denis
Frain, they should be installed by the end of April.
The marina has is accepting reservations for annual
leases.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Appears at Gulfport Library
At the Gulfport Library's Circle of Friends annual
meeting, performer Betty Jean Steinhouser
delighted the standing-room-only crowd by slipping
into character as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She
informed the crowd she liked drinking Chivas and
that having a heart attack was "no fun" because
she couldn't smoke any more.
Rawlings, author of Cross Creek and other
books about Florida, was one of three characters
Steinhouser portrayed. She also appeared as Willa
Cather and Gertrude Stein. Steinhouser, a sought-
after performer and literary and historical circles,
appeared with help from the Florida Humanities
Council.
During the business part of the meeting, Library
Administrator David Mather praised
See Library, page 9


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Bonnets at Pass-a-Grille's Fest


Brakes on Gulfport
Low Speed Vehicles
Some Gulfport businesses thought
they would come out of Tuesday
night's city council meeting with
a partnership between two local
business agencies and the city; some
Gulfport residents, the mayor said,
hoped for the opposite.
In the end, neither group has
satisfaction: Gulfport city council
will debate whether or not to partner
financially with GetGo, a low-speed
electric vehicle taxi service that will
operate in Gulfport, at an upcoming
workshop.
The Gulfport Merchant's Association
and the Gulfport area Chamber of
Commerce both voted to proceed
with the project, which involves
putting two such taxis into service to
move Gulfport residents and visitors
through the city at no direct cost -
other than tips to the riders. To
keep these vehicles circulating and
help alleviate perceived parking
problems, the two business groups
asked the city who owns the
Casino, which some say contributes
to parking difficulties to join as an
equal financial partner.
At the council meeting, the city
entertained joining forces at a cost of
an estimated $14,000 (for the current)
year. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke and
Mayor Sam Henderson expressed
concerns about the joint venture, the
former saying he didn't support using
city funds to fund private business
and the latter saying he had heard
from residents who opposed spending
more money downtown.
The Mayor told the Chamber he
would like to see more consensus
throughout the city and that some
residents expressed concern about
the city's decision to spend any
money to help market itself. He said
he had difficulty justifying more
expenditures of a similar nature to
some residents.
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Next Tuesday, March 11, 2014, VOTE FOR


Arthur PENNY









For South Pasadena COMMISSIONER
Voting for Arthur PENNY just makes good cents (sense)

I have worked for you...
Removed lane reductions from the Pasadena Avenue Redevelopment Plan
Responsible for lengthening Yellow Light Times to the highest allowed by law last
December
Initiated an Environmental Grant to purchase 33 Solar street lights and 2 propane
operated lawnmowers
Volunteer with the Angel Outreach and Pack-a-Sack ministries at Pasadena Community
Church which provides assistance to disadvantaged children and their families
Responsible for decreasing the cost of a Library Card by 40% in 2013
Responsible for creating a Senior Property Tax Exemption in our city
Consistently voted NO to property tax increases
My promise to you, I will...
Fight against Federal Flood and State legislative changes
Locate grants to avoid tax increases to beautify our city
Promote local businesses/new business development
Create bike lanes and safety lighted crosswalks
Vote to Keep Property taxes low

VOTE for Arthur PENNY
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Arthur PENNY, candidate for South Pasadena City Conmmission
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111101 since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
www.theGabber.com
Office Hours
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri, Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Advertising Sales
Genie Sharpless-Short
Genie@theGabber.com
Customer Service
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Bill Northrop, Anne Rush
Reporter / Photograher
Cathy Salustri
CathySalustri@theGabber.com
Columnist
Bill Northrop
B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Production
Anne Rush, Zachary Milasus
Distribution
Chris Campas
Serving
Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Pinellas Point

Deadlines
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm
Have a Comment?
Share your opinion ...
Post it on our website:
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Or Email us:
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers. Copyright 2013


Street Closure in front
of the Don CeSar Hotel
As long as there are no scheduled
bridge closures Thursday March
6th from 7:30AM until 12:00PM,
there will be a street closure for the
southbound lanes of Gulf Blvd. in
front of the Don CeSar Hotel.

Five by Sixty-Five
Attention Baby Boomers ... Are you
getting ready to retire? Or have you
just recently retired? Come to the
Gulfport Senior Center on Monday,
March 10th at 5:30 p.m. to listen to


Shop Till You Drop!
City Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, March 8, 2014. Over 84 Gulfport
homes have participated and make sure to stop by the Gulfport Historical
Museum at 5310 28th Ave. S. to view other sellers outside the facility.
If you prefer to view your brochure of addresses online, go to http://
mygulfport.us/city-wide-yard-sale/. Hard copies are available at all city
facilities and this issue of the Gabber classified under the yard sale
section. The day of the event, the Gulfport Public Library will have some
on hand after 10 a.m.
Thank you to the Gabber and Olympus Printing for sponsoring this
year!





vHEY KIDS!


Gulfport Little League

OPENING DAY!

Saturday, March 8th starting at 10am

At Tomlinson Park, Gulfport Little League Field
Lum Atldkinson Ball Fields, 5460 Tangerine Ave S

Come enjoy the day with a parade, concessions, and full day of ball games!


All kids 4-18 years of age register GTee Ball!
online at GulfportLittleLeague.net Softball!
or at the field Wednesdays 6-8pm, (- B I Bb
and every 3rd Saturday 8-10am.

For more information call Bruce, 727-327-7383
Please sponsor a team or volunteer. Call Denise Lowe, 813-325-8637 to get involved.
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April Hill, a local estate planning
and elder law attorney, talk about
the five legal documents all people
should have in place by the time they
turn sixty-five. April will provide an
in depth look at why it is important
to plan early and plan well. Although
her presentation is for those planning
retirement, persons of all age can
benefit.
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-
893-1231.









dl WqjOn March 11th Vote for Paul Ray for Gulfport City Council from Ward III your Candi-
S date for the Keeping the Character of Gulfport while positioning ourselves for future.
Over the past nearly three months, I have had the great honor to meet so many of my fellow citizens. I have
listened to your issues and comments and answered many of your questions. I have attended Council
SMeetings and Workshops, Art walks, Get Rescued, as well as private functions. I have been invited to many
of your homes to speak, answered emails, returned phone calls, and as your City Council member from Ward
III; I will continue the practice of being open and accessible to each and every person in Gulfport.

While on Council I promise the following:
Work to keep all of our city services not only local but also fully funded without raising taxes, for the future benefit and
safety of all the citizens of Gulfport and our visitors.
Pursue cleanup of the Clam Bayou by advocating for a formal Assessment/Site Inspection as a precursor to determining
the extent of the pollutants which would define our available future courses of action.
Work with S049th St, Chamber, Merchants Associations, patrons, and residents of 49th St Corridor in finding forward
thinking solutions to 49th Street problems, and keeping the public informed of the Brownfield funded Assessment
progress.
Working on solutions to the parking issues in downtown, while over flowing parking lots means more people using or
visiting our parks or businesses, we still need to make it accessible for all.
Push for the finality of the mooring field and implementation of the "honey wagon" to continue to clean up Boca Ciega
Bay.
Maintain the close relationship with the County School system we partner with for our Children's education.
Work to bridge the gaps in agreement between the Chamber, the Merchants, concerned citizens and the City over the
GetGo City/Business partnership. We have heard concerns from both sides and a consensus needs to be reached.
*Working with other coastal municipalities in a concentrated effort to bring a voice from all of our citizens to the State
level and beyond on the Biggert /Water Flood Insurance Issue. Open dialog and research to bring our internet infrastruc-
ture into the fiber option future.
Most importantly collaborate with the City Council on keeping their great strides of progress moving forward with the
Sewers, the Marina, the Floating Docks, and so much that we should applaud them for.

In keeping with the nonpartisan municipal elections, I selected only a few endorsements from organizations and
fellow Gulfportians. In local elections we have a nonpartisan race, we do not have a Democratic versus a Republican as
we do in our Congressional Special Election, and this current Council race is an example of that as I am a registered
Independent.

"Our board felt that you had a better grasp of the local issues and were more in touch with the community".
~ Joe Farrell, Director of Governmental Affairs Pinellas Realtor Organization on giving their full endorsement.

"On March 11 th, I'll be voting for Paul Ray for a number of reasons. First, when I met him for the first time, I asked him
very specific questions about very specific problems and received not only equally specific answers, but answers that had
viable action plans attached. Second, his concern for the 49th St. corridor has been a stated priority since the very
beginning of his candidacy, and again, he has a plan not platitudes. Third, having seen him at City Council meetings, I
really was impressed with both his enthusiasm and his ability to disagree without being disagreeable. I want our city to
continue to have a civil team of representatives for all of our citizens". Faun Weaver, self-employed, campaign volunteer
for Alex Sink.

"It is nice to have a candidate such as Paul, he has the people and the city of Gulfport as his priority. He does not have a
certain group or area directing him. It is fresh and exciting to see someone with a willingness to look into the issues, do
research that looks at the History of Gulfport, while we take our city into the future. Paul has a methodical and logical
way of approaching the issues, and I appreciate that in him". Mark Grantham, Teacher.

http://www.paulrayforgulfportcitycouncil.com or call 727-827-2798


Political advertisement paid and approved by Paul Ray for Gulfport City Council. Ward II1.

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Vehicles, from front page
"I'm having a hard time with another
$14,000," he said
"I do have a problem doing that
again."
Although the city could use funds
set aside for exclusive use in the
Waterfront Redevelopment District
(WRD), City Manager Jim O'Reilly
told council that, of the remaining
$28,000 in this year's fund, most of
that money will have other uses.
"There are other uses being discussed
for a percentage of it," he said after
the meeting.
Mayor Henderson suggested
starting by investing $4,000 and
taking things slowly, but Ward Three
Councilmember Jennifer Salmon


said she wanted to change the city's
"Memo of Understanding" with the
Chamber, calling City Manager
O'Reilly's initial memo "inadequate."
Instead of going with the mayor's
plan, council ultimately voted to
hold off on the project until the
manager created another memo of
understanding. Council will discuss
the possibility of partnership "ideally"
at the April workshop.
Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

First Friday Flea Market
Come visit the Gulfport Senior
Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. on
Friday, March 7th from 9 a.m. to 12


p.m. to find that perfect item. They
have jewelry, art, household items,
small furniture, knick-knacks and
more all at bargain prices. You never
know what treasure you might find!
For more information or to learn
how you can donate call Rachel at
727-893-1231.

Republican Club
to Meet
Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County
Sheriff, will address the members
and friends of the St. Petersburg
Republican Club on Wednesday,
March 12 at 7 p.m. at the
St. Petersburg Community Church,
4501 30 Avenue N., St. Petersburg.
Following his presentation, Sheriff
Gualtieri will answer questions
from the audience. Everyone is
invited to attend and participate in
the Question and Answer session.
There is no charge to attend this
event.
For more information on this and
other club activities, please call Gus
Pries at 727-864-0312.


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We have been called liars by our opponents.
Let's review the facts, and let you be the judge of who's lying and why!

We were accused of lying about their role in the proposed changes to the South
Pasadena Corridor Plan. We did say that they had voted for the lane reductions and the removal of
height and density restrictions; they denied that they had. The minutes of the December 2012 Commission Meet-
ing recorded their approval of the consultant's recommendations for lane reductions (two) and the removal on both
height and density restrictions by a 5 to 0 vote.
Think about it, where's the common sense. We get two less lanes and more people squeezed into the same area
(taller buildings result in a greater population density per square foot). A greater population density means more
people having to use the remaining four lanes on Pasadena Avenue. This wisdom cost the tax payers $100,000
and counting.
Why should you be outraged by the decisions of these commissioners? Easy, their thinking process reflects a
callous disregard for our safety. No one whose family has lived here for nearly two centuries has to be told that the
Pinellas County corridors are hurricane evacuation routes. Why, then, would any commissioner vote for a proposal
that eliminates one-third of the escape lanes and, at the same time, increases the size of the population using
those remaining escape lanes.
The two incumbents only changed their vote in May when they realized that the lane reduction issue would lead to
the end of their political career. They did, however, vote for the elimination of the height and density restrictions.

The incumbents have claimed credit for enacting senior tax exemptions, holding
the line on tax increases and increasing the duration of the yellow light at those
intersections with cameras.
1. In fact, they have had no role in any of these events. The State and Pinellas County were entirely responsible for
the tax exemptions. This commission was one of the last to vote for the exemption.
2. There were never any proposals to increase tax revenues. (although, we wonder if the $300,000 reduction in the
emergency fund (General Fund) was used to offset the need for tax increases).
3. The change in the yellow light timing was entirely at the instigation of Noah Pransky (Channel 10-WTSP).

We are in favor of burying all utility and cable wiring and eliminating all tele-
phone poles from Pasadena Avenue.
Our opponents have constantly harped on cost and traffic delay issues without any factual cites. If these were
actual deal breakers, why would Treasure Island choose to move ahead with the project? Why St. Pete Beach
would be looking at cable burying. Don't you think that they have looked at the potential disruptions to traffic and
emergency vehicles?
The cosmetic attraction is obvious. What isn't so obvious is the safety benefit. If the telephone poles were to come
down in a storm or hurricane, traffic would come to a screeching halt on our streets and corridors.
Again, WHERE IS THE COMMON SENSE?!!!

Harris Blair ~ Rob Small

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Harris Blair and Rob Small.
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Calling All Churches
"If you saw a homeless child sitting on the doorstep at your church, would
you give this child shelter"? asked Tom Cioffi of Family Promise, a nationally
acclaimedprogram for homeless families with children coming to St. Petersburg.
He was speaking to representatives from local churches and members of the
community at an outreach event February 18th hosted by Central Christian
Church in St. Petersburg.
Family Promise of Pinellas is working to partner with churches and volunteers
in the St. Petersburg area and is committed to helping children and their
parents move from homelessness to independence. Families are sheltered
while services are provided to secure employment, social services and housing
for the family.
"This is an amazing program. We're ALL IN" said pastor Rich Franz from
Central Christian Church in St. Petersburg.
The next outreach event is Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Central
Christian Church, 6161 22nd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. All area churches are
invited, as well as members of the community.
Family Promise was founded over 20 years ago and is embraced in 182
cities across the country. The home office is in Summit, New Jersey. The
organization's mission is, to help homeless and low income families with
children achieve sustainable independence. "We've served about 500,000
people in the last 20 years and most of our clients are children" said Cioffi.
According to the Florida Department of Children & Families' Council on
Homeless Report released in June 3013, there are 3085 homeless children in
Pinellas County and 63,685 in the State of Florida, however, there is always a
question of "under-counting" children because parents fear their children will
be taken away if they're homeless.
For more information call Debbie Nash at 757-348-8858.



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Lum Atkinson to Grand
Marshall Parade
On March 8, 2014, Gulfport Little
League will celebrate our opening
day. We will have our annual parade,
which begins at the Lum Atkinson
Field on 54th South. The parade
route winds through the streets
of Gulfport, in and around Beach
Blvd. and downtown, and eventually
returning to Atkinson field.
Little League International is
celebrating their seventy-fifth year
and they can think of no better way
to honor this milestone than to have
the namesake of their field as the
Grand Marshall for the opening day
parade.
Lum Atkinson coached baseball in
Gulfport from the 1950s to the late
1970s, and then returned again in
the 1990s to coach his grandson.
He has been an integral part of
Gulfport Little League and this
community for many years. Many
of the residents in Gulfport today
played baseball on a team coached
by Lum Atkinson; in fact, current
Gulfport Little League President, Jon
Harker played on Lum's team. Lum
can still be found around the field
that bears his name during games
or sitting in on board meetings from
time to time. They honor this local
hero for his dedication to the youth
of Gulfport and to the community.
Come out to help them celebrate
opening day and say hello to Lum
and enjoy concessions from the newly
refurbished concession stand. March
8th at 10 a.m. at Lum Atkinson field!


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Library is sponsoring a concert of
music for string quartet on Thursday,
March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport J
Library. Titled "The String Quartet ?- 7t
from Roots to Ragtime," the members
of the quartet, Frances Pisacane C 1
and Julie Tollen, violins, Myron THEAM
Rosenblum, viola, and Ruth
Kern, cello, will offer some comments Se4dom does a
and play music by Corelli, Telemann, earande
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Dvorak and Joplin.
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to the library and enjoy delightful $t Petersbui
music performed by professional wWmspit
musicians. Call Cailey at 727-
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Mayor Sam Henderson
cordially invites you to a
meet and greet fundraiser in honor of
Judithanne McLauchlan,
Candidate for Senate District 22
at Neptune Grill
5501 Shore Blvd S Gulfport
Monday, March 10th
6:00 ~ 7:30pm
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Final Weekend for
"Visiting Mr. Green"
This coming weekend will be your
last chance to see the Gulfport
Community Players" production of
"Visiting Mr. Green" at the Hickman
Theater. This play is a Jewish family
drama and has received standing
ovations ever since it opened two
weeks ago. The director, Richard
Rosen, has done a marvelous job
with his two man cast in this very
moving drama. With David Harris
as Mr. Green. and Rudy Gonzalez
as Ross Gardiner, the play comes
alive through their excellent acting


skills.
Tickets are still available for just
$15 at the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce, the Gulfport Casino, the
Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Funkytown
Resale Boutique, at the door, or by
calling the Players at 727-322-0316
for will-call tickets. They accept
either cash or checks only. If you
avail yourself of the will-call ticket
line, the Players urge you to pick up
and pay for your tickets at least 30
minutes before curtain time, or they
may be sold to others. The Players
don't have any reserved seating at
their performances, so seating is
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The play is being performed at the
Catherine A. Hickman Theater of
Gulfport, located on Beach Blvd. at
26th Ave. S., in Gulfport. There is
plenty of free parking at the Theater,
the Senior Center, or at the Gulfport
Library. You'll find a concession
area in the lobby for your enjoyment
too. Curtain times are 8 p.m., for
the Thursday, Friday and Saturday
shows, and 2 p.m. for the Sunday
matinee.
You'll find plenty of great dining in
the Gulfport Waterfront District, but,
if you plan on dining there before the
show, please allow plenty of extra
time to do so. This is especially
important on Friday and Saturday
nights, as the many restaurants
there do tend to get extremely busy,
especially during the tourist season.

Meet the Artist at
City of Imagination
Greer Jennison is a gifted portrait
artist who has recently relocated to
Gulfport. The City of Imagination
is proud to present her work in an
exhibition entitled "Portraits". The
reception will be held on Friday,
March 7th from 6-9 p.m. at the City
of Imagination, 2726 54th Street S.,
with wine, desserts and music. Come
meet the artist and her work! Contact
Ciara at 727-321-1786.





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SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, March 8, 2014
10:00 am 4:00 pm
20 25 Psychics
Readings begin at 10 am
Doors open at 8:30 for pre-booking
Appointments available ALL DAY


$15 each 3 for $40 65 minute slots
Longest running Psychic Fair in St. Pete!

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Shop Sophie's Attic
this Saturday
Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop, a
mission outreach of First Unitred
Methodist Church Gulfport, will be
participating in this week's city-wide
yard sale. They are located on 53rd
St. near 28th Ave. S. Come on in and
check out their special sales. Most
of their winter clothing will be half
price (spring is around the corner
folks), and there will be several 25
cent tables. Something for everyone.

Blood Sugar Checks
Second Thursday
It's important to know your
numbers. Come out to the Gulfport
Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S.
Gulfport, on the second Thursday
of every month from 10:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. and have your blood sugar
checked. Blood sugar screenings are
provided by The Springs at Boca
Ciega Bay.
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-
893-1231.

Relay for Life Kick-
off Party Tonight
The Gulf Beaches Relay for Life
Team will be holding a Kick-off Party
for their American Cancer Society
Relay for Life event in May. The
party is an opportunity for potential
and existing Relay Teams to join




Saturday, March 8

Gulfport Lions Club
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Featuring: Fresh peel-n-eat Shrimp,
homemade Hushpuppies, cole slaw,
baked beans, coffee/iced tea, & desserts.
Children under 101/2 price.

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(behind the Marina, by the yacht club)
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forces and kick off the upcoming May
3-4th Relay for Life event.
The party will be held at the Bilmar
Resort at 10650 Gulf Boulevard
on Treasure Island at 6 p.m. on
Thursday, March 6. All are welcome
to join in the fun, share ideas on team
themes and brainstorm fundraising
strategies.
For additional information, please
contact Linda Bray at 727-501-6115.

Canadian Club to Meet
Canadian Club Gulf Coast Florida
is a happy group of retired Canadian
men who meet monthly over the


snowbird season at Banquet Masters,
8100 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park.
They enjoy Canadian talk, good
refreshments, a wonderful meal, and
great speakers. There is also a weekly
golf group. Several of their events
(Xmas Party, Dinner/Theatre, Spring
Lunch, Sunset Cruise) include their
ladies. Their next meeting is their
Ladies Spring Lunch on Wednesday,
March 12 (doors open at 11 a.m., lunch
at 12:00). Membership $15. Lunch
$13. ('h.,mily draws are $2/ $5. All
men are welcome to join. To attend,
contact Dann Oliver at dannoliver@
galt.biz, or call 727-343-3843.


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GULFPORT CANDIDATES Q&A: FOR THE RECORD
Thanks to the Gabber for allowing me and my opponent for City Council Ward III to share our thoughts on a variety of topics in last week's
edition. Occasionally some areas of a verbatim transcription may not resonate and so I offer the following to reiterate and expound u pon
several areas --- for the record and to clear the record.
When Getting More Information and Facts isthe Responsible Thing to Do
'My approach is to develop opinions iand i espor,.e to queiti.ni aid ,i iues by doirn 17, reeadrh and collecring tac s It is clear to me that
some of the responses to questions answered by my opponent were in need of more factually-based references.
Differences in the Two Candidates
':r,,der my prcfesIior,3i 'perieriece. my Iony.lerrn ribilic y with my eripl(,vyrs, my '.1 il I', Ith project planning budget nranaieieni ,riand
rrmana@,ring empIoveej ac my differentiatnig atrbutes. aiso poae. th, ability look Iat TilC bi picture anid Il work ar a team wi,f the
current Council.
City Processes and Tedchnical Suggestions- Better Life for Residents
Technological progress is all around us and is a good thing. I am supportive of IT infrastructure development when it can be shown that
time-c:rsiJmirn m ral,,i opradoris are rrade roeeffi:ier, for tofii :ity erripl:,ee0 ard relidrrni res,.ngl in os savnn fir the City.
Ward Three Engagement, Representation and Needs
I am sure Ward Three residents are as engaged as residents in other Wards, Although Ward Three may be mentioned less overall, our well-
beill g quality lit ifeid rived for ,rodi. jidc lhougtjlCoin;rl.l rnrn.r r, l.mp'r.r., r,1 As the Council member representing Ward
Three, I will make myself visible and available to the residents, keep lines of communication open, address areas needing attention, and
increase our engagement with the Stetson community. At the oris eto lth, cariTpaign I pledged my "commitment to the community." As
a Council member, I will continue to embrace this pledge, and make a difference for Ward Three as well as the community at large.
First Black Person on Council and Race as a Factor in the Campaign
am a Latina of Puerto Rican hertae. raving been bum in Philadelphia. Penriylvan Duiir ihi arnipaigr I have knocked on hundreds
of doors throughout the city and have not once experienced any form of racial bias. Gulfport is a diverse and dynamic community,
respectful of all people. I believe this city is well beyond having concern for a person's color or race, and is simply focused on choosing the
best candidate for City Council. I am confident that the voters of Gulfport will base their decision on the candidates' responses to issues
and ideas along with each candidates' personal and professional qualifications.
Yolanda Roman

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Art Walk Features
New Artists
On Friday, March 7, from
6-10 p.m., visitors can meet and
purchase the works of talented
independent artisans, craftsmen,
authors and entertainers, stretched
over a half-mile up and down scenic
Beach Boulevard.
The event features new artists every
week and includes several different
sculpture and paint mediums,
jewelry, photography, fish rubbings,
upcycled items, handmade/designed
clothing and accessories, body
products and more.
Most recently, Art Walk has added
a new component called Collective
Soulz. Collective Soulz brings


to Gulfport new and emerging
artists, whose talents range from
photography to pottery and from
drawing to music, giving them the
opportunity to see if they can succeed
as a working artist at street fairs.
Live musicians appear at several
venues throughout the waterfront
district, including Stephanie, Owen
Poteat, and Rob Irie to name a
few. The Industrial Art Center of
Gulfport offers step-by-step classes
and instruction in specialized areas
such as glass casting, glass fusing,
sculptural welding and forged steel
for students age 5-85.
While browsing the art and craft
booths, don't miss Gulfport's unique
shops, boutiques and galleries and
enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen


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fine restaurants within the area.
There is no admission fee for visitors
and complimentary parking is
available nearby with courtesy trolley
rides available from off-site parking
areas. Gulfport events are pet and
family friendly. Experience a dining,
shopping and cultural experience
unlike any other. The event is located
near the surrounding area of 3129
Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.
Vendor information can be
found at http://suzieking.com/
applicants/gulfport-art-walk. For
general information, follow them
on Facebook www.facebook.com/
GulfportArtWalk, visit them at
www.GulfportMA.com or call 727-
322-5217.

Bladder Management
Program
Did you know that as many as
25 million Americans are affected
by some form of incontinence and
70-85% of them are women? Most
people do not seek help because they
feel it is part of the normal aging
process. Well it is not! Actually nearly
80% of bladder control cases can be
improved or even cured.
You are invited to the Gulfport
Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S.
on Wednesday, March 12th at 2 p.m.
to learn about a non-invasive, drug-
free bladder control program.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. Call Rachel at 727-
893-1231.



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Final Thoughts from Gulfport Ward Three Candidates


Paul Ray:
I would like to take this opportunity
to correct a misconception about who
I am politically. Many people think
that even local elections are made up
of a democrat versus a republican,
but that is simply not true. I am
a registered Independent who is
fiscally conservative and socially
liberal. I enjoy the luxury of deciding
who I am going to vote for based on
their qualifications and voting record
and not because of my party loyalty
which makes for better decisions on
candidates. This same mindset will
be what I use as your city council
member.
I would like to point out the
differences between my opponent
and myself. I have maintained an
unchanged core set of issues and
ideas, 49th St Corridor (for which I
was taken to task by my opponent in
the debates as being wrong), Clam
Bayou cleanup, sewer and storm
drain repairs, maintaining our parks
keeping our services local and fully
funded, all the while making sure
to guard against tax increases. My
opponent has switched positions on
49th Street corridor and stated in
her ad that it does have crime and
needs redevelopment. We both signed
onto the campaign for a nonpartisan
race and I have maintained that, my
opponent accepted endorsements
by several party affiliations. I
have presented various ideas and
solutions, she has offered rhetoric or
promises to research.
I have formed an inclusive group of
people to support me from all aspects
of Gulfport and even those from
previous extremes. I believe that my
candidacy has been one of a positive
nature and people who have met me
come away with a sense of my deep
commitment and my passion for the
awesome city that is Gulfport. I look
forward to being your city council
member.






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Yolanda Roman:
In December, upon qualifying as a
candidate for Gulfport city council,
we organized and energized a very
dedicated group of volunteers who
enabled me to launch a very effective,
ethical and fun campaign. During the
months of January and February,
our team knocked on hundreds of
doors throughout the four wards,
designed numerous informative ads
for every Gabber issue since the end
of December, participated in two
candidate forums, and executed 10
enjoyableMeet-the-Candidate events.
We also communicated with voters
via mailers to thousands of residents.
The most rewarding part of these last


75 days, was the personal contact with
Gulfport residents, hearing about the
issues important to them, listening to
their concerns, and having them get
to know me and my "Commitment to
the Community." I am also honored
to have received endorsements from
a broad range of past and present
elected officials, community leaders
and respected organizations.
I am honored to have had this
opportunity to run for Gulfport
City Council. This has been a very
rewarding experience, one that I will
always value. On March 11, I would
appreciate your vote as Gulfport
elects a new Ward III council
representative.


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Check out the Tampa
Bay Boat Show
The Tampa Bay Boat Show will be
held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
March 7, 8 and 9 at Tropicana Field,
St. Petersburg. Hours are Friday and
Saturday 10a.m. 6p.m. and Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
This is the boating sales event of the
season. The Tampa Bay Boat Show is
a grand event showcasing area boat
dealers/manufacturers, the latest in
boating and fishing supplies... great
accessories too. This three-day sales
event will feature the area's top
dealers.


The Tampa Bay Boat Show offers
a great way to see and compare all
available makes and models in one
location. Tropicana Field will be
filled with new boats, watercraft,
exhibits and more. Come on out and
enjoy the great selection of boats... all
under one roof.
Plus, don't miss the Florida Fishing
School Seminar Series on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Take part
in a series of presentations by the
area's top fishing guides and local
experts.... great tips, secrets and fun.
Learn how to catch the big one.
For additional information contact
Dave LaBell at 727-893-8523.


"Sweet Dreams"
Patsy Cline
CJ Harding returns to The Palladium
Theater on Saturday, March 8th at
7 p.m. in "Sweet Dreams" a Patsy
Cline Tribute. Joining her will be
her outstanding new six-piece band,
The Kountry Krackers. She will be
singing 24 of Patsy's hit songs. Her
lively interaction with the audience
will keep you entertained for the
entire two-hour show. Designing her
own costumes, Ms. Harding keeps
the presentation as authentic as
possible.
Ms. Harding has performed with
the Grand Ole Opry on numerous
occasions and opened for may
prominent country artists. From
the Atlantic to the Pacific, CJ has
portrayed the late great Patsy Cline
and left the audiences wanting
more.
The Palladium Theater is located
at 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Tickets are $27-42. Please call the
box office at 727-822-3590 for tickets
or visit online at www.palladium.
org. You may also email pal.tix@
spcollege.edu.
If you would like to know
more about CJ Harding and
"Sweet Dreams" please follow
these links: www.facebook.com/
SweetDreamsAPatsyClineTribute or
www.DesirderataMusic.com.


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Take a Safe
Boating Class
There will be an About Boating
Safety (ABS) class on Saturday,
March 8th from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. (approx.) at the USCG
Auxiliary Training Center Building,
3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport
(use the side entrance). Cost is $40
per student and includes all books
and materials. Upon completion of
the course the student will receive
an 8x10 framing certificate, a wallet
card from the USCG Auxiliary and
the "bobber card from the State of
Florida.
For reservations or questions call
727-399-7986.

Rhode Islanders
to Picnic
Come out for a picnic in the park
with other Rhode Islanders on
Monday, March 10 from 10 a.m.
to dusk at Fort DeSoto Park, St.
Petersburg, East Beach (2nd shelter
on the right #14). This is a covered
picnic shelter and everyone brings
their own food/drink and utensils
(alcohol not permitted by the park).
Please bring a casserole, salad, or
dessert for everyone to share at the
pot luck table. This picnic is always
held on the second Monday in March.
Any questions, call 727-367-4044.

Shrimp Boil at
Gulfport Lions Club
The Gulfport Lions Club will
prepare their 8th Shrimp Boil for
you on Saturday, March 8th, at their
den in Gulfport (right behind the
Marina off 49th St. S.). Dinner will
be served from 4-8 p.m. 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 they have any "Barbaric Pups"
too) and cole slaw, baked beans,
coffee and iced tea and desserts. A
generous 1/2 lb. (weighed before
cooking) serving for everyone.
And at a cost of $9 per person, you
can bring out the entire family.
Additional cooked Shrimp can be
purchased at $5 per 1/2 lb. They had
to battle the price increase this year
of over $1 per lb., but they have kept
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the price the same as the last two
years. Unfortunately, this is not an
all you can eat dinner for a one time
cost (as most of their events are) but
well worth the price.
Children under 10 years are half
price. You are welcome to bring your
favorite beverage BYOB (as they
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 their


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community outreach programs,
especially Sight First activities and
community sponsorships, ie: Little
League, Scouts, Christmas Toy
Shop, etc..., as are all of their fund-
raiser projects ( Spaghetti Suppers;
Pancake Breakfasts; Fish Fry etc.).
Please make sure you are part of
this popular annual social event.
Their next events will be Pancake
Breakfasts on April 5th and May
10th.


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will be renting tables on Saturday,
March 8th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in conjunction with the City-Wide
Yard Sale. Tables are available
for $10 and are limited. Call Tom
D'Angelo at 266-9677 to reserve.


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only to members and has no room
for guests on the bus. Members have
needed information which was hand-
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questions may be checked by calling
your team leader. Looking forward
to a day enjoying nature outdoors!


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Morgan Burnett, Gulfport: "I Lori Rosso, Gulfport: No, because
would have. It's convenient." I grew up as a child of a politician and
S" I believe in voting the day of. Election
_ _Day was always an event, and I want
to have my 'I voted' sticker."


Jean Proach, Gulfport: "No. I'm a
traditionalist. Things can change and
I want to wait until the last minute
before I cast my ballot."

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Change of Command
Ceremony at 5 pm
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Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School
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Easter Services at
Trinity Lutheran
Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 Fifth
Street N. in St. Petersburg, will hold
Maundy Thursday Service on April
17th at noon and 6 p.m., Good Friday
Service on April 18th at noon and
6 p.m. and Easter Sunday Service
on April 20th at 10 a.m. with Bishop
Schaefer to preside and preach. All
are welcome.

St. Petersburg
Purim Celebration
Come celebrate the joyous occasion
of Purim on Friday, March 14 at
7 p.m. at Beth-El Shalom Messianic
Congregation, 1701 29th Avenue
N. See the Megillah of Esther
dramatized, enjoy the taste of a
hamantashin, and learn how to use
a grogger. Also find out how the
account of Esther applies to our
lives today. Free admission, all are
welcome, bring some friends. Dress
up as someone from the Bible receive
a gift. Call 345-7777 or visit www.
Jewishheritage.net.


Metaphysical Community Church
Founded 1960
We are a welcoming, diverse Spiritual community.
Sunday Service 11:00 am
Miracles bookstore hours
Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 10:30-1
1950 2nd Ave No St. Petersburg
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and beautiful in traditional Judaism.
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or call 727-321-3380
1844 54th Street South
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with Kiddush to follow.


G Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Do you cherish your doubts? You might be
a Unitarian Universallist and not know it.
Join us for a free and responsible search
for truth and meaning.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday 8:00am & I Oam Holy Eucharist
Wednesday Healing Eucharist 12 pm
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Purim Party at
Congregation
Beth Sholom
Congregation Beth Sholom of
Gulfport located at 1844 54th Street
S. in Gulfport, will be holding its
annual reading of the Magilla and
costume party on Saturday, March
15 at 8:15 p.m. Attendees are asked
to wear a costume if they desire.
There will be a good time had by all
and, of course, plenty of booing and
hissing at Haman's name along with
twirling and noise making groggers.
A social gathering will be held
afterwards with refreshments and
Hamantashen.

Time for Corned Beef
and Cabbage Dinner
Join them at Pilgrim Congregational
Church, 6315 Central Avenue on
March 17 between 4:30 and 6:30
p.m. In celebration of Pilgrim
Child Development Center's 45th
Anniversary they will be offering a
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
with bread, beverage and cake for only
$8 if purchased in advance ($9 at the
door). For children under 10, they are
offering a hot dog dinner with carrots,
fruit, beverage and cake for $3.50.
Call 347-1226 to make reservations
or for more information.



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727-864-3103 Salcfl@org.com
Sunday Worship 10:00 AM
Wed. Bible Study 10:30 am
Weds SOUP for LENT 6:00 pm
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When Pilgrim Child Development
Center openedin 1969, it was the first
desegregated preschool in Pinellas
County. Pilgrim has continued
diversity over the years by serving
children from many countries around
the world including Cambodia,
Lithuania, Germany, India, Czech
Republic, Morocco, Haiti and more.
Pilgrim is accredited by APPLE. It is
rated a Gold Seal Center by the state
of Florida. Pilgrim accepts children
from 2 through Pre-K and is a State
of Florida Certified VPK Provider.


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Sunday:
Sunday School.............. 9:15am
Traditional Service......... 10:30am
Wednesday evening:
Supper and Bible Study...... 6:00pm -.-.,
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Friday/Saturday 9am-12 noon
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Wednesday, 10oam
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9:00am Contemporary Service
(with sign language interpreter)


10:05am

11:00am


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(727) 381-2499


St. Petersburg FL 33707
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He says that for two
reasons. First, he says his
more than 20 years of
experience as an attorney
specializing in handling
"literally thousands" of
bankruptcies means that he
has dealt with virtually any
kind of problem or issue that
might arise with them. And,
secondly, he had to file a
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
himself. He says that
experience makes him very
sensitive to the kinds of
things people face when
making the difficult decision
to file.
"Most attorneys have
never been in a situation
where they have been
worried about how to keep
the lights on, but I have been
there myself so I can really
relate to what people are
going through," said
Sanders. "Plus, many people
are very embarrassed when
they come to me, but when I
tell them how embarrassing
it was for me to have to stand
in front of judges and
colleagues who knew me and
go through the process
myself, that usually helps to
put people more at ease and
understand that I have been
there and done that
MYSELF."


"You know, in 99 percent of
bankruptcy cases the
situation is that bad things
happen to good people. They
have gone through an
expensive health crisis or a
divorce or just got in over
their head with debt."
He began his career as a
staff attorney for the U.S.
Department of Justice in
Atlanta. He is licensed to
practice law in both Florida
and Georgia.
"I like what I do because I
feel like I can help people get
a fresh start," said Sanders.
"Since the initial
consultation is free, you really
don't have anything to lose to
meet with me and we can
assess your situation and see
how it might be best for you to
proceed. Bankruptcy can be
one solution to getting back
on your feet financially, but
it may not be the best or
only solution for you.
Sanders has held a number
of seminars and written
professional papers
concerning bankruptcy law in
general, ECF requirements
and new issues. He is a
former director of the
Bankruptcy Section of the
State Bar of Georgia.
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defense against foreclosures,
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concept to grasp. We
would like an opportunity
to explain in depth and in
terms that are relatable to
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Award Show and
Flea Market
Treasure Island Art Guild's
March monthly award show and
demonstration will be held on
Saturday, March 8th at Treasure
Island City Hall Auditorium at
1 p.m. Winning artists will be
presented with cash and ribbon
prizes. Pinellas County art
instructor Doug Land will present
the demonstration.
The Guild's semi-annual flea
market will be held in conjunction
with the meeting and will include
a 'white elephant' sale. The flea
market will feature a variety of
gently used art materials. The
meeting is free and open to the
public.
For more information please
visit the website at www.
TreasureIslandArtGuild.org.



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Ward Advisors and the Next Beach Cleanup
The March Gulfport Neighbors Column


By Rose-Marie Seawall
President, Gulfport Neighbors
Gulfport Neighbors has begun
to blossom out of its three-year
germination stage, because of the
many helping hands and big hearts of
our volunteers, monetary donations
of our Luminaries (the name we
have chosen for the various levels
of monetary donations), and in-kind
gifts of our other benefactors, all
critical components needed to fulfill
our mission: "to inspire, motivate
and unite our neighbors to improve
the quality of life in Gulfport."
We are fortunate to have the critical
mass of caring residents, business
owners, andcommunity organizations


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which have recognized the need for
increasing neighborly caring and
sharing if Gulfport, Florida is to
maintain its unique character as it
grows and prospers.
Whether it is an hour of beach
cleanup, a half day painting a fence,
cold drinks for our volunteers,
guidance in filing forms, or dollars
to cover expenses, we are grateful.
These are only a few examples of
how generous people have been in
helping us make a difference in our
community.
We are excited about the recent
formation of GN Ward Advisors, who


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Full Moon Shakti Fire
with MaRa frepi)
Join us every full moon and give
thanks to Mother Earth and the
Divine Mother!
Sunday, March 16, 6:3 PM


Guidfd Mpiditation to
Release Stress
6 week seNes with Sara Saboudin
Tuedays 6 7PM
Mar. 4-Apr. 8
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will work with our dedicated police
officers assigned to specific zones
within our city and serve as key
liaisons between the Wards and the
GN Board. GN Ward Advisors will
be instrumental in building a core of
caring neighbors, volunteers within
each ward who will have the pulse
of their community and know what
needs to be done and how best to do
it.
Ward Advisors
Ward One: Karen Love and April
Thanos
Ward Two: Diane Benedetti, Kim
Morrissey, Gerry O'Regan and Karen
Vanderbeeks
Ward Three: JuJu Stevens
Ward Four: Letitia Steins
Working together, we can accomplish
much good in our community. Will
there be frustrations, road blocks,
rainy days, and limited volunteers
and resources? Yes, but throughout
history the human spirit always met
the challenge.
Gulfport Neighbors won't be able to
fix all the wrongs, injustices, abuses,
broken houses and lives in our
midst, but if we can build a force of
committed neighbors who will reach
out to each other in time of need
and help where they can... Mission
accomplished!
Our next monthly GN Beach and
Area Cleanup is coming up at 9 a.m.
this Saturday, March 8. We gather
at Shelter Four and work until 11
a.m., after which we will gather for
a "pay-your-own" brunch (local spot
to be announced.) Volunteers are
encouraged to wear sunscreen, hats,
and good foot protection. Please bring
your gloves, trash bag, plus a grabber
and/or rake if you can. Water will be
provided, as will good friendship.



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You got an iPad!
Now what?
Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl
Scout Project Leader will cover the
basic functions of the Apple iPad at
the workshop on Thursday, March
13th at 4 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior
Center, 5501 27th Avenue S.
You MUST register SPACE is
LIMITED. No walk-ins. Bring your
Apple iPad and passwords! Please
contact the Senior Center 727-
893-5657 to reserve your spot.

Wine & Design at
Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. is
inviting you to stop in for some wine
and wisdom to freshen up your home
d6cor. On Thursday, March 13 from
5-7 p.m. Decorating Den Interiors
will present 10 fun and very clever
suggestions to begin spring with a
new look. Nothing to buy! Just relax
and make a new friend. Cost is $5 at
the door. Call 727-822-6659.

Bavarian Night at
German-American Club
On Saturday, March 8th the
German American Society, located at
8098 66th Street N. in Pinellas Park
will celebrate "Bavarian Night" with
Cathy's Lorelei Band providing the
music for your dancing and listening
pleasure. Doors open at 6 p.m. and

City of South
Pasadena $2,000
Scholarship
South Pasadena residents and
high school graduating students of
the City of South Pasadena have
until May 30, 2014 to apply for the
City's annual scholarship award.
Applicants must have been City
residents for the past year, and
been accepted at an accredited
college, university, trade or
technical school.
Applications are available at City
Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South,
South Pasadena and at www.
ci.south-pasadena.fl.us. For more
information, call the City Clerk's
office at 347-4171.
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the music starts at 7:30 p.m. The
kitchen is open from 6 until 8 p.m.
for hot food and their full service
bar is open until 11:30 p.m. Their
dress code is Florida Semi-Formal,
(no shorts, other than Lederhosen).
The entrance fee is $8. For further
information contact Bob at 727-
238 8201.

Democratic
Club to Meet
The Greater Pinellas Democratic
Club is pleased to be visited by
the county's bright, dedicated and


innovative County Administrator,
Robert (Bob) LaSala, on Thursday
March 13. Mr. LaSala has been
overlooking the county's fiscal health
since October of 2008, after 35 years
of experience in other counties/cities.
Time permitting Mr LaSala will take
questions, encourage discussion.
The meeting, which will be held
at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Blvd., Pinellas Park, will start with
cocktails (cash bar) and social time at
6 p.m., followed by a delicious buffet
dinner ($15.) at 6:30 andMr. LaSala's
presentation. Call Betty Morgenstein
at 727-360-3971 for reservations.


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500 Sunset Drive S St. Petersburg 727-381-8920

Join Us for a Cup of Tea
Including Fashions of Times Past

Bring your favorite cup & saucer.
(Hat and gloves are strictly optional)

4W Reservations required by March 14th.
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Natural History
Speaker Series
Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
Inc. presents the Natural History
Speaker Series. On Tuesday, March
llth at 7:30 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature
Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S.
in St. Petersburg they will present
"Egmont Key: From Pre-Columbian
Indians to Nature Preserve". See
images of early Spanish maps and
illustrations of its role during the
Seminole and Civil Wars. Once home
to 300 people, today the island's main
inhabitants are gopher tortoises and
sea birds.


The programs feature a diverse
range of speakers on Florida natural
and cultural history. They are held
on the second Tuesday of each month,
September through April. Call
893-7326orvisitwww.stpeteparksrec.
org.

Heart Healthy
Cooking Class
You are invited to a Heart Healthy
Cooking Class at the Gulfport
Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue
S. on Thursday, March 13th at 2:30
p.m. The chef from The Health and
Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins


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a delicious and healthy meal.
Space is limited. You must reserve
your spot by calling the Senior Center
at 727-893-5657.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older.Call Rachel at 727-
893-1231.

Pancake, Pedal,
Paddle Benefit
Come out the Pancake, Pedal, Paddle
benefit for the newly formed Gulfport
Women's Center on March 15th
at Pavilion #6 on Gulfport Beach.
Pancakes served from 10 a.m. to
12 noon. Bring your favorite toppings
to share. Plates andutensils provided.
There will be some water and orange
juice but feel free to bring your own
coffee. Bring your kayak and put in
on Boca Ciega Bay and/or bring your
bike for an after breakfast ride from
12:30-2 p.m. Donations gratefully
accepted.

MOWC to Meet
Military Officers Wives Club will
meet for luncheon on March 11 at
Dolphin Beach Resort, 4900 Gulf
Boulevard, St. Pete Beach. Social
hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15
p.m. The program will a Fashion
Show by Christopher & Banks. All
former, retired or active duty military
spouses, their widows and former,
retired or active duty female officers
are invited to attend. Call 397-4146
for reservations.


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Sale to Benefit
"Help a Sister Out"
Funky Town Boutique in Gulfport
is donating the cash n' carry proceeds
from their St. Patty's Day Sale to
cancer patient, Maria Hemsley and
her daughter Hannah. Maria has
Multiple Myeloma Cancer and is
fighting a brave battle, but she needs
help continuing to pay for treatments.
There are several community yard
sales going on in and around Gulfport
between now and the 15th as well.
For details call Jackie or Denise or
stop by Funky Town Boutique, 5401
Gulfport Blvd. 727-322-1422. Help
them make this sale a huge success!

Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber to Hold Mixer
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber
of Commerce is proud to announce
Slyce Pizza Bar as the host venue for
their March 12th evening networking
mixer. The mixer will run from
5:30-7 p.m., with Slyce providing
all paid attendees complimentary
hors d'oeuvres and pizza and will



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run drink specials throughout the
event. The cost to attend is $10 for
TBBCoC members and $20 for non-
members. Slyce is located at 311 Gulf
Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach.
For information on upcoming
events contact Jennifer McKenney
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Car and Truck Show
and Benefit
Sons of the American Legion will
host their 2nd Annual "Spring
Salute" Car and Truck Show and
Benefit on March 8 on Treasure
Island Beach. Registration times
are 8-11 a.m., judging starts 11 a.m.


Limited to the first 500 cars entered.
Entry fee $20 per entry or $25 day
of show. For registration visit www.
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Event features silent auction, 50/50
drawing, raffles, food and beer and
a large variety of vendors. Free
admission. Parking available at
Treasure Island Park for $10. Call
727-235-1784.

Toddler Storytime
Come join them at Gulfport Library
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They
read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles
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ottoIoroscope Guide


The water signs (Cancer, Scorpio
and Pisces) are the signs of healing.
When planets transiting through the
wetter part of the astro-landscape
form harmonious triangles to one
another, the result is optimum
energy available for the healing of
body, mind and spirit. It happens
twice this week: first between the sun
and the moon on Tuesday, and then
on Thursday the sun and Saturn
bring a soul remedy that heals on
even deeper levels.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
How you label things inside your
own head matters. Choose pleasing
names. It will improve how you think
of the things and activities in your
life and what you do next because
of that. It also will affect how others
think of what you present and their
receptiveness to your ideas.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll
be a kind of casting director this
week, lining up the right people
for different roles. The ability to
recognize ability is a talent. There's
something you don't have the skills
to do yourself for which you will be
seeking help. Be choosy. You really
have an excellent sense of who will
do a job right. Trust yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Feelings don't lie. They come
about through the filter of our
individual makeup and therefore
can be quite unpredictable. This
week you will experience the same
set of circumstances as someone
else and will have a completely
different reaction. You're both right.
Respect each other's differences, and
harmony prevails.
GEMINI (I.nv 21-June 21). Truly,
you needn't obsess about your level
of attractiveness. It's a good, high
level. Just trust that. Don't worry
about how to change the assets you
were born with -- they don't need
changing! What counts is how you
put yourself together and behave, and
you'll have fun making adjustments
to that equation.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). This
week's cosmic gift is an even better
sense of smell than usual -- and it's
a useful gift, indeed. It will keep you
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from danger and foul-tasting food.
And on a more subliminal level, it
will lead you to interact with those
who are chemically compatible. Your
personal life will flourish as you obey
your animal instincts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When
the social pressure is on -- and at
times it will be on in a big way this
week -- it may help to imagine that
you're in a different country, a place
where you don't know the language
and are therefore not required to
say anything particularly witty,
intelligent or insightful. All you have
to do is relax and enjoy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There
is no such thing as a universally
appealing aesthetic; however, people
generally like people who make them
feel good about themselves. Your
healthy level of respect for others,
yourself and your environment will
attract new friends and admirers
this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll
have a few social options this week,
and so you may as well choose the
one most likely to bring kindness,
sunshine and fun into your world.
It's something to keep in mind when
you're choosing topics of conversation,
as well. Gravitate to the topics likely
to lead to upbeat interaction.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Dancers make a study of the carriage
of the body. For that matter, so do
people who work in security and
psychology, professional gamblers,
athletes, pickup artists, and any
human trying to get needs met by
others. Body language tells a story,
and this week you clearly understand
that story.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Like anyone trying to make
something of his or her life, you've
had plans that didn't work out and
goals that were never achieved.
Chalk it up to education. You'll take
what you've learned and head toward
a new dream. This one is doable and,
with the right support and diligence,
can be had in a matter of months.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You like a good drama in books
and movies, but when it comes


to your environment, harmony is
your preference. When people don't
get along, it affects you, whether
or not you are involved. Amid
feuding family members, friends or
colleagues, you will be the voice of
reason and reconciliation.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Seduction is a spell with a shelf life.
If a person, a material item or a
lifestyle choice is seducing you, and
you are being tempted even though
you might not be able to afford it,
one strategy is to wait it out. Once
the expiration date has passed, in all
likelihood you will wonder, "What
was I thinking?"
This Week's Birthdays: Your
intuition will be heightened this
year. You'll accurately read your
environment andwillbe guidedby the
signs and symbols around you that
have personal significance. Projects
that revolve around communication,
creativity and your unique style of
doing business will net you big bucks
over the next 10 weeks. In May, an
admirer will help you with family
duties and travel. June brings time
to yourself to refresh your outlook
and get your life on the track you
prefer. Singles find love in July.


Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion #6
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Harold & Donna alternating weeks
with Len & Arlene
Tuesday, 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
Gabber March 6 -March 12, 2014







Enter Beautification
Contest
First place and runner up in single
dwelling, multiple dwelling and
commercial categories will be selected
by the South Pasadena Beautification
Committee.
All categories must be able to be
viewed by the public. Judging
is done of multi-dwelling and
commercial entryways. First place
winners receive framed certificates
and signs for property. Runner ups
receive a framed certificate. For more
information contact the Public Works
Dept. at 727-384-0701.
The Beautification awards
presentation will be held at the Arbor
Day celebration on April 25 at 6 p.m.
in Galatea Garden at 7015 Sunset
Drive S.
Pasadena Fundamental Elementary
School students will perform and
also participate in a poster contest
using recycled materials. The South
Pasadena Beautification Committee
will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
poster winners who will receive
ribbons and certificates. Posters will
be displayed at the event.
Bring your own chairs. In the event
of rain the ceremony will be held in
the Hibiscus Hall room at the South
Pasadena City Hall at 7047 Sunset
Drive S. Information broadcasted on
TV Channel 615.

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Excerpts heard at the March 4, 2014

Gulfport City Council Meeting


Public Comment & Council Quotes


"Once we get through with 49th Street, it's going
to be a big deal."- St. Petersburg City Commissioner
Wengay Newton, who approached the dais to speak
about Greenlight Pinellas. His comments about
49th Street referenced apparent city initiatives in
St. Petersburg.

"Wewant tohaveasmanycommunityorganizations
at the display area."- Jean Proach, about the Boca
Ciega Yacht Club Family Fun Day on Saturday, May
3. The event includes free sailboat rides, hot dogs, and
soft drinks

"Rachel... has been singlehandedly taking charge
there since October, I believe... I wonder if there's
been any progress in finding a second person."
- Bev Newcomb, asking when the city would replace the
Senior Center Director. The city manager said the city
is still taking applications.

"I want to know what I missed in relation to that
dog bite incident... I'm on that Facebook thing and
I never see anybody comment about that... how'd
the dog make out?"- Stan Kreuter

"Do we have someone in charge of Parks and
Recreation in Gulfport?"- Tim Spencer, about Bob
Williams' vacant position. The city manager replied that
the parks department will move under Public Works.

About Gulfport funding Low Speed
Vehicles in tandem with the Gulfport
Area Chamber of Commerce

"I'd like to make a motion to table."
- Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke

"I'd like to see this go to a workshop, personally."
- Mayor Sam Henderson

"Many of our residents would use this service."
- Jean Proach, President of the Town Shores Master's
Association

"We have growing pains and need parking
solutions. LSV service is coming, no matter what
you vote tonight."- Lori Rosso


"We... had a unanimous vote to fund this program."
- Mike McCue, President of the Gulfport Merchant's
Association

"It isn't unusual in June, July, August to still
have a waiting line at O'Maddy's, Pia's..." Margo
Scannell

"Two and half hours... eighty bucks." -Charlene
Metrano, about how much one driver made driving an
LSV in Gulfport

"I don't qualify for GEMS... I see this as a very nice
way of giving back to the community.... a wonderful
way... to say 'we care'."- Mark Grantham

"I think if we have some sort of service, we should
have some sort of shuttle service."- Tim Spencer

"I have been contacted by people who are the other
side of this." Mayor Sam Henderson, who said the
desire to workshop was borne out of desire to "do this
right" should the city choose to do it.

"We're really optimistic about our future as a city."
- Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown

"I'm in favor of this... it's there to help, and these
are times that need to be helped. There could be
a review process down the road to see where it's
going."- Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich

"I support the GetGo... minus the use of taxpayer
funds... If we're going to put out tax dollars for
this, I think we should put out some kind of RFP."
- Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke

"I've got no problem with a public-private
partnership."- Mayor Sam Henderson

"Some part of me feels like people are lazy... but
some people need to park close, because of physical
limitations."- Mayor Sam Henderson

"Don't everybody leave because there's cookies."-
Mayor Sam Henderson


30 Gabber March 6 -March 12, 2014







Gulfport Women's
Club Annual Tea
Gulfport Women's Club will be
holding its annual tea on March 12th
in the Town Shores Auditorium. It is
time for them to don their Sunday
best, their hats (optional) and enjoy
a variety of tea time sandwiches and
desserts made by the members, who
are wonderful cooks! Please bring
your own favorite tea cup.
Registration is at 11:30 with lunch
starting at noon. Co-Chairwomen
are Joyce Bolas and Sandy Adams.
Guest speaker will Cailey Klasson
from Gulfport Public Library.
The highlight of this meeting will
be the naming of those teachers
who have been awarded the school
grants. Grants are provided from
monies collected from donations
at the annual card party. Thank
you again to all the donors who
so generously gave gifts and gift
certificates to help with this cause.
Elections for the coming years will
also be held.

Scandinavian
Club to Meet
The next luncheon/meeting of the
Suncoast Scandinavian Club will
be on Friday, March 7th. The club
welcomes anyone of Scandinavian
descent and/or those interested in
Scandinavian culture.
The luncheon begins with cocktails
at noon; lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.,
and is followed by a short meeting
at 1:30 p.m. with a 45-minute
entertainment program beginning
at 2 p.m. The festivities take place
at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park
Boulevard in Pinellas Park.
Lunch costs $14 per person for
visitors and $12 for members. It
includes salad, rolls, entree, dessert
and coffee or iced tea. There is a
choice of two different entrees every
month.
The club meets the first Friday of
the month between October-May.
Annual membership dues are $10
per member. The club began in 1965
and will be celebrating its Golden
Jubilee next year.
Please make your reservations by
calling Maren Anderson at 727-
319-4232.

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Orchid Auction 2014 is sponsored
by the Florida West Coast Orchid
Society, Pinellas County's not for
profit, educational club for orchid
growers and hobbyists. Instructional
materials on how to grow the
orchids you buy will be available.
Refreshments, including coffee and
soft drinks, will also be available.
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orchids for great prices! That's what
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Pete Beach (ornerof The Great American
Culf Bird&
-592-1934 u 'Wns Cleanup in Gulfport
SAre you, your family, group of friends
0 or organization looking for a great
event to volunteer while enjoying the
great outdoors?
-i"^' 'The City of Gulfport will be hosting
the annual Great American Cleanup
on Saturday, March 15th from
9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou Nature
Park (49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S.
east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport. It is
only a few hours of a helping hand
in your community towards keeping
the waterways beautiful. You can
support either by land or by water
and launch your own kayaks or
S canoes into Clam Bayou.
Please sign in at the volunteer
tent the day of the event to get
your supplies. The City of Gulfport
Party March 17 staff will be on hand with supplies
ned Beef Dinner Music for all dedicated volunteers. For
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Follow the Money in Gulfport
Here's who funded your candidates for Gulfport's Ward Three election. The
Gabber has listed larger business donation amounts as well as politically-
affiliated amounts. Unless noted, donors reside in Gulfport. Under both cash
and in-kind donations, we list business donors first, then private donors.


Yolanda
Roman


Loans from candidate: $800

Cash
CGI/E Corp (NY)
Pinellas County Democratic Party
Hispanic Caucus ($50)
R.W. Caldwell, Inc.
Stonewall Democrats ($200)

Anne-Marie Anderson
Judy Baggs
Mike Baggs
Barbara Banno (campaign manager)
Robert Belaski (AZ) Nancy Colon (St.
Petersburg)
Linda Dezwaan
Karean Dorn
Kim Faust
Maria Ferrerra (Oakland Park, FL)
Leslie Freman (Dunedin)
Nancy Hudson
Nancy Kelley
(i. -yi I Krupnick (NH)
Eileen Lingo (PA)
Lloyd Mason
Gabriel Maldonado (Maitland)
Gerry 0, I,'-.in
Frances Perez
Janice Pertoso (CT)
Charlotte Pownay
Jean Proach
Thomas Reis (IN)
Leonardo Robledo
Angel Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez
William Seawall
Frank Turner (CA)
Toni Walker
Mildred Wallace


In-Kind Donations
Beach Bazaar
Bo-Tiki
Captain K's Bait and Tackle
Domain
Neptune's
Pia's Trattoria
Todd Jones Pottery
Yummy's

Anne-Marie Anderson
Dave Falwell
Doug Hudson
Nancy Kelley
Mary 0 M.I.ll,.y
Gerry O'Regan
Owen Pach
Frances Perez
Charlotte Pownay
Leonardo Robledo
William Seawall
Jonathan Wallace
Jolie Wallace (Sunny Isles, FL)
Julian Wallace (PA)


Paul
Ray


Loans from candidate: $3,140


Cash
Pinellas Realtor
($1,000)
Rosie's Bar


Organization


Denise Dileo
Karla Eschete (St. Petersburg)
Barbara Harv
Terry Kilgore (OH)
Gerald Rocks
Jose Sanchez
Wes Sloat
John Wallace


Mind Master
by Deborah Berje
F.I.O.H., M.S. Counseling Psychologist


The fastest and most effective way to achieve
personal development is through the subcon-
cious, the "blueprint of the brain". Perhaps the
most widely known method to achieve this is
hypnosis.
What is hypnosis? As defined by Wikipedia,
hypnosis is a wakeful state of focused
attention and heightened suggestibility with
diminished peripheral awareness. While in
this state, messages can reach the subcon-
cious "reprogramming" certain aspects of
your mindset. This is what makes the idea of
hypnosis so appealing to those seeking relief
from stress or anxiety, the strength to
overcome bad habits, the power to increase
confidence and unleash creativity.
Hypnotherapist/Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy: Therapy undertaken while the
subject is under hypnosis.
The Process: The hypnotherapist discusses
the issues you want to deal with, such as
stress, self-image, weight loss, smoking
cessation, nail biting or other bad habits,
overcoming fears, managing anger, pain, etc.
then explains hypnosis, induces a hypnotic
state, during which the therapist addresses
those issuesby means of suggestion, affirma-
tions or other techniques. It's important to be
able to trust your hypnotherapist.
Hypnosis & Personal Developement
Quit smoking. Lose weight. Overcome
shyness. Gain confidence. Enhance your
powers of creativity. Gain freedom from
phobias. Improve health. Increase success.
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Legion Post 305 News
Tuesday night dinners are sponsored
by the Auxiliary. They are serving
meat loaf with mashed potatoes,
gravy, salad and vegetable for $7.
They also have meat loaf sandwiches
and turkey or ham subs for $5 as well
as chef salads for $6.
Get your tickets now for a "Loving
You Elvis Show" on March 30th.


Tickets are $20 per person. This
includes a buffet dinner with Pork
Tenderloin and Grilled Chicken
Oriental plus much more served
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. a nd the show
starting promptly at 7 p.m. The show
stars Geno singing his favorite Elvis
tunes with a little comedy thrown
in. You won't want to miss it. Even
if you have seen the show before, it


'Tuesday: Open Mic 7:00~9:30pm
Jun Bustamante


is never the same twice. But it has
been a sell-out every time so get your
tickets ASAP. This show is sponsored
by the American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 305. The proceeds will go to
benefit the veterans at Bay Pines
Hospital. To get your tickets, drop in
at The American Legion, 6999 Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach or call
727-367-1596.

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:: March
14th: Bok Tower Gardens; March
21st: Winter Park Art Festival.
All excursionswill 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 non-
residents. Cost covers transportation
only. All admission or lunch are
extra and the responsibility of the
participants. For more information
visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-
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Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Ciega Yacht Club will be
offering its five-week Adult Basic
Sailing Class beginning Wednesday,
March 19th. The course includes five
Wednesday evenings of classroom
instruction, as well as four weekend
waterfront sailing sessions. Students
will put classroom theories into
practice sailing the club's Catalina
16.5 fleet. Cost is $250 per person
including all classroom materials
and an U.S. Sailing Association
Basic Keelboat manual. Participants
will receive a complementary three
month membership. With a 2:1
student teacher ratio, this is the
most reasonably priced program in
the Tampa Bay area. For registration
information and online registration,
visit www. sailbcyc.org or call Jennifer
Rogers at 727-345-7544.
Pre-registration is required. Register
early; classes fill quickly.

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Tournament to Benefit
Hearts of Valor
American Legion Post #125
Auxiliary will hold their Annual
Mini-Golf Tournament on Sunday,
March 16 at the Polynesian Putter
located at 4999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete
Beach. The tournament will begin at
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This Tuesday, all St. Pete Beach residents will elect a mayor either incumbent
Mayor Steve McFarlin or challenger Maria Lowe. In addition, District One
voters will choose between incumbent Lorraine Huhn and challenger (and
wife of former mayor, Mike Finnerty) Terri Finnerty. Voters in District Three
will have two new candidates from which to choose: Jim Anderson, who has
run before and is currently suing St. Pete Beach over its implementation of
its Comprehensive Plan, and Greg Premer, the former president of the Belle
Vista Civic Association. Before making your decision, please read their answers
(unedited except to correct spelling and grammar) to the questions we asked.


What would you, as a
commissioner, do to
curb the city's legal
issues and expenses?

Mayoral Candidates

Steve McFarlin: After
years of litigation and
ongoing discussions, it
appears we have finally
come to a final conclusion in
the implementation of our
Comprehensive Plan. Many
compromises were made by
city leadership along with
residents and their counsel
that has resulted in a fair
and sustainable plan going
forward. The only active
case left in the court's hands
is that of an appeal filed by
one resident challenging
the court's previous ruling
concerning procedural issues
and not that of the content
of the Comprehensive Plan
itself. In other words it
certainly appears that most
are now in agreement on the
redevelopment of our city.
These excessive legal fees
should now be a thing of the
past. One of the issues that
was addressed was height
limitations in specific areas.
The plan was amended to a
reduced level of "146 over
base flood level inclusive
of parking structures
eliminating the fear of 20
story monstrosities.

Maria Lowe: For a city our
size, the multi-million dollar
legal expenses we've incurred
over the past several years
are disastrous. We deserve
better, and we can do better.
While litigation related to


the comprehensive plan has
cost us the most, the city is
frequently engaged in legal
disputes on other issues such
as code enforcement and
zoning. The commission can
develop policy that requires
the city to first exhaust
alternativestolitigation, such
as negotiation, mediation,
and arbitration. As a city, we
are so much better off when
we resolve conflicts between
residents and the city rather
than surrendering those
decisions to the courts who
have no vested interest in
our city.

District One Candidates

Lorraine Huhn: The
inability, thus far, to convince
those who oppose measured
redevelopment that without
redevelopment the burden
will fall on homeowners and
small business owners to
financially support delivery
of city services.

Terri Finnerty: One of
the skills I will bring to the
commissions mybackground
as a state-certified mediator.
I will bring both sides
together, forge a resolution
and help us move forward.
There is a feeling throughout
our city that this has gone on
way too long and coming to
a resolution is way overdue.
We now need to redirect
our funds to critical issues
regarding our infrastructure
and revitalization of our
city.


District Three
Candidates

Jim Anderson: I will
work to improve honesty,
integrity and transparency
in our city government. St
Pete Beach has numerous
lawsuits. To move forward
the city should be exploring
low cost arbitration and have
a regular review of legal
expenses.

Greg Premer: When elected
I would immediately request
an informal meeting with
all those who are currently
suing our city and find out
what it will take to end the
lawsuits. Most of these folks
live here and there certainly
must be away to find common
ground and move forward.
The only people winning in
these ongoing lawsuits are
the attorneys.


The couplet: are you for
it or against it, and why?

Mayoral Candidates

ML: The couplet is just
one part of what must
be an overall vision for
redevelopment and it is
essential that we engage our
community more effectively
in that conversation. I fully
support a master plan for our
city based on a vision for the
future so that we know where
to guide our redevelopment
and infrastructure
improvements. A master
plan should include a best
use configuration and
design for our roadways.


When I have asked about
the couplet, the feedback
varies: some like the couplet,
some don't like it, and some
just don't understand it.
Traffic is an issue and even
more so at this time of year!
If we are to enhance our
beach, we must answer the
question of seasonal traffic
congestion! The Michael
Baker Group is scheduled
to submit three options for
street improvements in the
Corey area to the city the
week of March 4. The options
will include the couplet and
two alternative designs. It's
too early to say yes or no to
any of the three options. My
priority would be to listen to
the citizens input about the
proposals and seek quality
communication between city
hall and those impacted by
the changes. Community
workshop sontheconsultant's
plan will be held later this
month. I encourage everyone
to attend.

SM: Currently the entire
Corey area is being studied
by one of the nation's top
urban planning groups, the
Baker Group. We will be
reconvening in the latter
part of March to review
their findings and give
consideration to the various
options that this group
proposes. In order to make
any final decision on the
"couplet" theory we must
review their findings and
consider all resident and
business owner feedback.
I invite all to attend the
upcoming workshops.

District One Candidates

TF: I am very excited about
the potential of the couplet
since pedestrian safety is
a priority for me. We have
had 19 deaths on our roads
in St. Pete Beach and need
to be concerned about this
issue. Also, parking will


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be improved for everyone,
businesses and residents,
however, most importantly
I want to make certain that
the businesses affected by
this change will be more
accessible and profitable as a
result of its implementation.
LH: The explanation of
features and benefits of the
"couplet" will be forthcoming
when the Baker Group
continues their workshop
schedule. I am open to learn
the outcome of the research
of this traffic control
modification.

District Three
Candidates

GP: I attended two meetings
of the Baker Group to hear
firsthand how the couplet
might improve traffic flow
andcreate a more pedestrian-
friendly environment for
Corey Avenue. I will make a
decision on this subject after
the Baker Group presents
it's findings later this month
or in April.

JA: All of the small business
owners I have talked to are
against it. Residents have
expressed skepticism as the
couplet is a very expensive
project costing over $3M
and could require the city
to use eminent domain. I'm
committed to spending our
tax dollars wisely and am
not convinced this is the best
way for our city to spend its
money.


What is your vision,
aesthetically, for
St. Pete Beach?

Mayoral Candidates

SM: A family-friendly
residential/resortcommunity
that showcases our most
valuable assets including
our historical areas, our
quaint downtown area and
an updated resort district
which will increase our
tax base and lessen the


load on our residents. Our
new comprehensive plan
will accomplish this and
at the same time preserve
the quality of life in our
residential districts.

ML: St. Pete Beach already
boasts history and character
that gives rise to our
small town charm. The
Mediterranean theme of
architecture at city hall and
the Don CeSar bookend our
city from the bridge entries.
These landmarks can inform
our vision for how the city will
look with redevelopment and
expand to create a consistent
character that is clearly
our own. Creating Land
Development Regulations
for the character districts is
an excellent way to facilitate
a consistency in aesthetics.
Furthermore, the city can
achieve symmetry with
streetscapes, benches, trolley
shelters, gateways to beach
access, streetlights, trash
and recycling receptacles
and landscaping. The Corey
area, Dolphin Village and
8th Avenue in Pass-A-
Grille can share island-wide
character while expressing
a unique identity of their
own. After biking our city
streets, I'm intensely aware
of the safety concerns for
our significant pedestrian
population so creating safe
paths for walking and biking
is paramount beyond just
aesthetics as well!!

District One Candidates

LH: My aesthetic vision
for St. Pete Beach
includes beautification
of neighborhoods tidy,
well-maintained properties;
attractive, well lit safe
pedestrian areas; business-
friendly commercial areas
and a general proud
community atmosphere.

TF: I think we are great
now. We need to continue
to enforce our city codes
and encourage landscaping


for both residential and
commercial properties. We
need to regulate signage
for our local businesses
without putting them at a
competitive disadvantage
to nearby businesses. Our
hotels are outdated and need
to be allowed to redevelop
while ensuring our residents
that our infrastructure will
support that vision.

District Three
Candidates

JA: I would promote
and support a city-wide
architectural code to
establish beach-friendly
designs for businesses and
resort environments. This
would create a brand unique
to St Pete Beach.
We need to address the
rundown areas of the city
by seeking grants and
other means to promote
improvements.

GP: I envision more green
space, more beach access
for the residents, wider
sidewalks down Gulf
Boulevard and encourage
investment in the Corey
Avenue/75th Street entrance
to our city to reinvigorate
the empty lots and buildings
that "clutter" the north end
of the city.


What will codes and
ordinances, as a
commissioner, will you
modify or implement
to upgrade St. Pete
Beach's curb appeal?

Mayoral Candidates

ML: In many cases, we do
need curb appeal upgrades.
Our codes and ordinances
must provide clear direction
on where, what and how
things can be done so that all
redevelopment contributes
to our community's overall
vision. We need to establish
consistency between our
development policies and


codes or redevelopment
will be an administrative
nightmare for both city staff
and the people who want to
redevelop their property.
The city also needs to
review our policy on signage.
Currently, city licensing
and fees are prohibitive for
our small business owners.
Likewise, many small
businesses feel restrained in
terms of signage to promote
their sales and special
events. Utilizing allowable
encroachments is an effective
way of addressing resident
issues as well.

SM: I believe the new
comprehensive plan
encompasses many new
codes and ordinances which
will accomplish what many
have wished for such as 100"
setbacks in our large hotel
districts, beach accesses,
reducedsignageheights along
with many other pedestrian-
friendly amenities. Also we
must maintain and enforce
short term rental codes
within our residential areas.
Code Enforcement is now
being administrated by the
Sheriffs department, which
will increase compliance.

District One Candidates

TF: I will encourage more
residential and commercial
landscaping. We need to find
a creative solution for the
empty lots and lots used for
parking on Gulf Boulevard,
which detract from the
beauty of our main road
leading in and out of the city.
I would rather see something
other than parked cars and
port-a-potties as I drive down
Gulf Boulevard. Again, I will
bring us together and find
common sense solutions.

LH: Codes will be supportive
of the city's overall business
plan.


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District Three
Candidates

GP: Fix and repave the
roads, especially parts of
Belle Vista, sections of
Gulf Boulevard and, most
importantly, Pass-A-Grille
Way. Strengthen the "put
some real teeth" into our
code enforcement laws and
clean up our many foreclosed
and neglected properties. I
would like to look into what
Belleair Beach is doing with
their code enforcement laws,
including the possibility of
demolition of those properties
that warrant condemnation.
Landscaping of public areas
of the city, especially Corey
Avenue and including
"uplighting" the palm trees
along Gulf Boulevard and
Blind Pass.

JA: The problem isn't with
our codes and ordinances.
The problem is they are not
being enforced. I will work to
make the city andcommission
more accountable to the
residents.

What will your service
as commissioner do for
the resident who does
not own a business or
work on St. Pete Beach?

Mayoral Candidates

SM: My 50 years in the
area gives me complete
understanding of what the
residents desire and demand.
Understanding the dynamics
of our residential/resort
community is paramount in
even considering serving as
mayor. I know both sides and
I know them well. I support
business but at the same
time I have put tremendous
effort in protecting our
neighborhoods and
maintaining that dividing
line between commercial and
residential. That knowledge
can only be derived from
long term residency, there
is no substitution for real life
experience here.


ML: I know from talking
with hundreds of residents
from one end of the
island to the other that
neighborhood preservation,
code enforcement, traffic,
rebuilding our sewer,
potable and reclaimed water
systems, repaving streets
and improving our business
districts are all matters of
serious concern. We need to
protect our neighborhoods by
dealing fairly and effectively
with problem property
owners and by putting a
clear plan of action in place
to rebuild infrastructure.
We also need to expand our
property tax base through
redevelopment and to reduce
the residents' share of taxes
by securing alternative
sources of revenue and
funding from the county,
state and public-private
partnerships.

District One Candidates

LH: As Commissioner I have
concentrated on balance
between residential and
commercialinterests. expect
to focus on maintaining
balance in the future.

TF: I will work to ensure we
live in a safe vital community.
I will make sure taxes are
kept as low as possible while
providing the services we
need and desire. I will get in
front of the flood insurance
issue and work with every
level of government to help
alleviate this concern for
citizens. I am excited about
Gulf Beaches Elementary
School reopening this fall
and would like to see us
work on getting a senior
transportation program in
St. Pete Beach, similar to
our neighbor Gulfport, for
our aging population.


District Three
Candidates
JA: During the campaign I
have talked with hundreds


of residents. Their top three
concerns are roads, sewers
and code enforcement. I will
bring a positive new energy
to District Three to have
these concerns addressed. I
will work to fast-track road
improvements, start sewer
system upgrades, and review
code violations and demand
code enforcement take place
with monthly reviews.

GP: I think this question
applies to the majority of
people living in District
Three, including my family.
My priority is to work
with the city to provide a
clean, safe and appealing
environment for all residents
to enjoy while at the same
time provide the support for
our number one industry
on the island, our tourist
industry. I strongly believe
the Comprehensive Plan
that was approved by the
majority of residents should
beimplementedimmediately.
It is a balanced plan that
protects our residents and
will generate the revenues
needed to upgrade our aging
infrastructure without
increasing taxes on our
families.

Describe the average
beach resident.

Mayoral Candidates

ML: My experience is that
SPB residents are really
above average. From those
who were born and have
stayed here to those who
chose to make this their
home, we have such a
wonderful variety of people
from all over the country
and world. We are fortunate
to have residents who are
rich in life experiences,
who come from a broad
range of backgrounds and
professions, and who care
about our city. I got into this
race because I was asked to,
but I'm working everyday to
win because I'm inspired by
the people I've met along the


way.

SM: NO such person...
Again, during my long
term residency here I have
cultivatedmanyrelationship s
with all demographics. I have
raised three children here on
the beach, which gives me
an additional perspective of
many of our younger families.
I have served many of our
residents in my professional
years which includes many
of our local retirees and
seasonal residents. There
is no average person and
fortunately I have had the
privilege of sharing life and
experience with every class
of person on this island. I
understand them and feel
I can better serve them
because I am one of them.

District One Candidates

TF: We are a diverse
community, but we are fun
loving, accepting, caring,
willing to help others and
enjoy our special slice of
paradise. I will work to
bring us closer together and
celebrate our differences.

LH: There is no "average
beach resident"! We come
in all sizes, ages and
backgrounds. What we have
in common is the appreciation
and love of St. Pete Beach for
its potential.

District Three
Candidates

GP: This is an impossible
task due to the incredible
diversity of our District
Three residents. While there
are many retired folks (full-
time a part-time) there are
also hundreds of families
like mine (my wife Melisa
and my three daughters)
and commuters to St. Pete,
Tampa and Bradenton who
all have one thing in common:
we were all lucky enough to
find a great little town with
an idyllic climate that's close
to, but still removed from, the


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advantages of living in a larger city.
And during this campaign, speaking
with hundreds of our residents, the
feeling is nearly universal that it's
time to end the lawsuits and move
forward to keep improving our way
of life in the years to come.
JA: The best part of St. Pete Beach
is there is no average resident. What
unites us is that we have all chosen to
live in St Pete Beach with its unique
small town character and beautiful
beaches.

What are the three largest
issues facing St. Pete Beach?

Mayoral Candidates

SM: It is certainly a given that our
50-plus-year infrastructure will be
our constant focus going forward.
This is our top priority and vast
improvements have been funded
and installation of new state of the
art equipment is slated for later this
year.
Floodinsurance. This is an issue that
affects every property owner on this
island. We are putting every effort
forth in combining our strengths with
other local communities in taking our
concerns to the Federal level.
Securing a CRAin order to incentivize
investment in our "areas of concern".
This will not only increase our tax
base lessening the load on residents,
it will improve our quality of life from
a safety standpoint and an increase
in enjoyable amenities for all.

ML: In the recent mayoral debate, I
answered this question with "Poop,
Potholes, and Polarization." While
that may sound funny, these are
the most serious issues that face the
city.
Our infrastructure has been
allowed to deteriorate to the point
that we are now in emergency mode
to rebuild lift stations and pumps as
sewage bubbles up on our streets. It
didn't have to be this way. A plan to
maintain, replace and improve the
system should have been in place
a long time ago. As mayor, I will
insure this doesn't happen again
and that we move forward in a more
thoughtful way.
Our streets are a patchwork of
temporary fixes and potholes. As
we redesign our streets, we must
take into consideration stormwater
Gabber March 6 -March 12, 2014


management to reduce flooding and
to treat polluted water before it is
released into our bay and the Gulf.
Plumbing for potable and reclaimed
water often run under our streets,
so replacement of these systems too
must be considered as we rebuild.
At the same time, streets must be
designed for safety and efficiency.
I have worked with these systems
in a variety of settings, some quite
extreme and at times dangerous.
I have the experience to lead the
way to solve these problems and get
things done correctly.
We need fresh leadership to
move beyond the stalemate on the
Comprehensive Plan. Differences
of opinion can be respected and
agreements to move forward are
possible, but we have to do something
different than what has been done in
the past. I believe open government,
effective community engagement,
and a willingness to do the hard work
of negotiation and compromise will
get us to common ground and put an
end to polarization.

District One Candidates

LH: Three of the large issues are:
focus on maintenance and repair
of infrastructure, public safety and
inspired/measured redevelopment
that will enhance the tax base and
draw visitors to St. Pete Beach as a
desirable destination again.

TF: 1- Flood insurance, we need to
work with every level of government
to fix this problem. 2- Ensure our
aging infrastructure will support our
vision of redevelopment. 3 Promote
the renaissance of Corey Avenue
since this is our jewel and it needs to
be polished.

District Three Candidates

JA: Sewers, traffic studies,
and improving community
communications.
Our 50+ year old sewers need to be
fixed now! The traffic management
and other studies need to be done so
our city can get the development it
needs. Finally, the only way to unite
our city is to dramatically increase
information flow so everyone can
have a voice.


GP: 1. Upgrading and improving our
infrastructure: upgrading the sewer
system, paving roads where needed
and maintaining our storm water
runoff system. 2. Code Enforcement
- We have far too many neglected
homes in District Three that, month
by month, become even greater
eyesores and potentially dangerous
places in our neighborhoods. Let's
strengthen and enforce our laws to
force the owners of these properties
to clean them up or demolish
them. 3. END THE LAWSUITS
AND IMPLEMENT THE VOTER-
APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN! By encouraging investment in
our large hotel area and Corey Avenue
we will generate the revenue needed,
through increased commercial taxes
and impact fees, to pay for our new
infrastructure while increasing
everyone's property values without
raising taxes on our residents!

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8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Parents must apply at Hatha Flow Yoga AM Mon.., 9-10 a.m.

SGulfport Library 5501x 2


Please visit the Circle of Friends Book- RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PER-
shop at the Library TINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S,
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS other income & credits, & a copy of last year's
One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mon- return if available. Free Electronic filing is
days ONLY 10:00 am-l:00 pm. First come, first available at all sites. FMI, call 727-893-1073.
served. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., March 20,
Beginning Digital Camera: Saturday, Mar. 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of Hi-
22, 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Digital photography roshima by John Hersey, over coffee & light
is the way to go for fast & easy results! Cathy refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to
Salustri shows you how. Registration required; pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends
call 893-1073 or sign up at the Reference Desk. of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073
ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS FMI.
Senior Workshop Artists Exhibit: Origi- The String Quartet: From Roots to Ragtime
nal paintings on display in our Purdy Friends Concert: Thurs., Mar. 6, 7:00 pm. Profession-
Room thru Mar. 26. al musicians offer some comments and play
Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) music by Corelli, Telemann, Haydn, Mozart,
Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call Beethoven, Borodin, DvorAk and Joplin. Please
727-360-9069. join us for an evening of delightful performanc-
Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: es. Sponsored by the Circle of Friends of the
Wednesday at 10 am. Gulfport Library.
Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION: Tues.,
7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Mar. 11, 7:00 am 7:00 pm. Library will serve
Women's AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. as a polling location for eligible voters.
FMI, call 893-1073. PSTA Greenlight: Thurs., Mar. 13, 6:00 pm.
AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & Informative session presented by the CEO of
Friday, 10:00 am 2:00 pm. TAXPAYERS PSTA.
MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS SCORE Counseling: Tues., Mar. 25, FREE &
FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX helpful advice from experienced business pro-


Ilvd. So 893-1068
Call Valerie at 557-4258.
Hatha Flow Yoga PM Wed., 5:00-6:15
p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763.
Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call
Diane at 459-1399.
Stretch-n-Tone- Tue. & Thurs., 9-10
a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016
Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m.
Call Marge at 345-6708.
Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under,
& 6 p.m. for adults & Fri. 5pm for Juniors.
Call Jack at 280-4276
Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness -
Tues., 6:15-7:15 p.m. & Thur. 6:30-7:30
p.m. Please call Donnie Ali-McClendon @
727-550-7185.
Walking Club- Thurs., 9 a.m.- Noon.
Call John at 893-1079
Women's Self-Defense Thur., 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at
727-550-7185.
Yoga in the A. M. Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call
Valerie at 557-4258.
Yoga in the P.M. Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Call Tamara at 512-2763.
Zumba Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Ra-
chel at 419-905-5562 for more info.
TOMLINSON SKATE PARK
As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists
MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport
Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulf-
port's Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers
MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. An-
nual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and
$10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bi-
cyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST
have a signed parental consent form filed
at the Gulfport Recreation Center.


Ith Ave. So. 893-1074
or fax 344-6386
fessionals the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appoint-
ment.
CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS
Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Chil-
dren in grades K-5 are invited to join us as we
build our own creations with Legos and try a
new experiment every week! Parents are wel-
come to join in on the the fun!
Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday morn-
ing for stories & activities selected for toddlers
& preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments
and meet other caregivers in the community.
Thursday, 10:30-11:00 am.
Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Mar. 15,
two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30
p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly
program. Enjoy flicks with popcorn provided
by our Circle of Friends. For movie titles,
call 727-893-1074.
TEEN PROGRAMS
Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm.
Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX
360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments.
FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey.
Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm &
Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
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Servi ces City Sponsored Activities


Senior enfer


in me ommunniy


The Gulfport
Multipurpose Center
hours are Monday -
Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. 4
p.m.
The Gulfport Senior
Center Pantry is open on
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 1 3 p.m. You must
be over 50 and a Gulfport
resident. Pre-qualification
is also needed before use
of the pantry. Please bring
your Gulfport Picture I.D.,
a utility bill and proof of
income. See Rachel at the
Center or call 893-1231.
Do you know someone
who lives alone and
could use a friendly check
in call? Volunteers for the
Reassurance Telephone
Program call Gulfport
seniors every Monday
through Saturday between
7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up
for this program, please
visit the Gulfport Senior
Center and bring valid I.D.
1st Friday Flea Market -
Friday, March 7th, 9:00 am
-12:0 pm. You never know
what treasure you might
find at the 1st Friday Flea
Market.
Monthly Memory
Screening Clinic 2nd
Monday of every month,
9:00 am- 12:00 pm. Peggy
Macaluso with Alzheimer's
Association will be at the
Senior Center offering
FREE and confidential
memory screenings as
well as information to our
members. MUST call and
schedule your screening.
Five by Sixty-Five -
Monday, March 10th at
5:30 pm. Attention Baby
Boomers! Are you getting
ready to retire? Or have
you recently retired? Come
listen to April Hill, local
estate planning and elder
law attorney, talk about
the five legal documents
that all people should have
in place by the time they
turn sixty-five.
Movie Day at the Snack
Bar Tuesday, March
llth at 11:00 am. Watch a
FREE, current movie and


get a great deal on lunch
for only $3.00!
Monthly Blood Sugar
Checks NEW! It's
important to know your
numbers! The Springs at
Boca Ciega Bay will be at
the Senior Center on the
2nd Thursday of every
month, 10:30 11:30 am
to provide blood sugar
checks.
Bladder Management
Program Wednesday,
March 12th at 2:00 pm. You
are invited to learn about
a non-invasive, drug-free
bladder control program.
Heart Healthy Cooking
Class Thursday, March
13th at 2:30 pm. You are
invited to a Heart Healthy
Cooking Class. The chef
from Dolphins View will
show you how to put
together a delicious and
healthy meal. Space is
limited. You must reserve
your spot by calling the
Senior Center at 727-893-
5657.
You got an iPad! Now
what? Thursday, March
13th at 4:00 pm. Jaclyn
Moore, will cover the basic
functions of the Apple
iPad. You MUST register
- SPACE is LIMITED. No
walk-ins. Bring your Apple
iPad and passwords! Please
contact the Senior Center
727.893.5657 to reserve
your spot.
Medicare Savings and
Extra Help Program
- Monday, March 17th
at 2:30 pm. Get a better
understanding of how these
programs work and how
you can apply for them.
Presented by Humana.
Reverse Mortgage -
Busting the Myths -
Wednesday, March 19th
at 2:00 pm. Do you have
questions about reverse
mort ... Pat Smoot will
be on hand to bust the
myths surrounding reverse
mortgages and answer your
questions.
SPECIAL SERVICES
This is your Center!:
Sign up today to enjoy
all the classes and events


offered at the Gulfport
Senior Center. Senior
Center registration is easy
and free.
FREE Phones for
persons with mild to
severe hearing loss -
Florida residents with
certified hearing loss are
eligible to receive a free
amplified phone from
the non-profit Florida
Telecommunications Relay,
Inc. (FTRI). at the Gulfport
Senior Center every 3rd
Tuesday of the month at
9:30 am. You MUST call
727-399-9983 to qualify.
Community Law
Program Legal
assistance is available
from the Community
Law Program every 3rd
Friday of the month. You
must be 60 years of age or
older and qualify with the
program. Call 727-582-
7480 to qualify and to make
the appointment. If you
qualify, the legal assistance
is free.
G.E.M.S. Gulfport
Extended Mobility
Service: Affordable
transportation for Gulfport
residents 55 and over as
well as disabled under 55.
$65 annual membership.
$2 per ride and your ride
to the Senior Center is
FREE!. Go to the mall,
grocery store, doctor's
appointments and more.
Call 727-893-2242.
Gulfport Getaway-To John's
Pass on March 11th. You do not
need to be a GEMS member.
Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 to
reserve your seat by Mar. 5th
GEMS Member $6, non-member
$8.
Support Groups
Diabetic: on Mondays at
9:30am
Caregivers: Every Wed.
at 12:30pm
Hearing Loss:lst & 3rd
Monday at 2:00 pm
Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays
at 2 pm
MoreActivities: www.
gulfportseniorfoundation.
org.


H ICKMAN
THEATER
OF GULF IPR'T
5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
GULFPORT COMMUNITY
PLAYERS present
"Visiting Mr. Green"
A Jewish Family Comedy/
Drama by Jeff Baron
February 20 March 9
Thurs.-Sat., 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm
Tickets $15, Available at Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce, Beach
Bazaar, Couture'd Resale Boutique
& Casino, or call 727-322-0316
www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org

MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO
FRANK SINATRA
"IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR"
Sunday, March 23, at 2:00pm
Starring Tony Sands
A must see event for any Sinatra fan!
Tickets $20. Available at
Casino & Beach Bazaar
http://www.
itwasaverygoodyearshow.com/



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CASINO
BALLROOM

5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
Wednesday, March 12
6:00pm 11:00pm
Swing Dance with live music by Keith
Jones & the Makeshifts
6:00 7:00pm West Coast Swing lesson
7:00 8:00pm Swing Dance lesson
8:00 11:00pm Live Music & Dancing
$10 Admission

Sunday, March 16
6:00- 10:00pm
Singles Dance Party
(Couples welcome!)
With Carol Baker & DJ Mel
Ballroom & other fun, lively music, Cha
Cha dance lesson, mixers,
line dances & demonstrations!
$7 Admission


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Local Obituaries
BENNETT, SANFORD L. "LES",
90, of St. Pete Beach, passed away
March 2, 2014. Survived by his wife,
Marilou and loving family. Beach
Memorial Chapel.

M COCKFIELD,
SONIA, 86, of
Gulfport, passed
away on Feb. 23,
2014 after a short
illness. She was
born in Russia
and while volunteering in Germany
she met her late husband Graham
Cockfield, a U.S. Army soldier in
WWII. She relocated to the US with
Graham, and quickly took the helm as
matriarch of her family, helping them
to come her to find better lives. She
was preceded in death her husband,
and her parents Mikhail Pavlov and
Maria Pavlova. Sonia will be missed
by her sister, Kala; her nephew
Constantin Pawlow; a niece Tanya
Olmstead; 3 cousins, Lisa Rzeszut,
Alex Uribe, and Gregory Uribe; and
many great nieces and nephews; .
Services will be held on Tuesday at
2:00 PM following the viewing, which
begins at 1:00 PM at A Life Tribute,
Gulfport. 727-347-5521.

DR. RAYMOND LEONARD
DANDREA, 88, a resident of The
Manchester, Town Shores, died
February 24, 2014 at Palms of
Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg,
FL. Born August 12, 1925 in Patton
PA, he is survived by his wife, Mary
Jane (Gresco) Dandrea to whom he
had been happily married for over
twenty-two years; five sons and two
daughters; thirteen grandchildren.
He is also survived by a sister lola
Carroll of Jupiter, FL and a brother
Woodrow Dandrea of Lady Lake,
FL. A graduate of Patton High
School, Dr. Dandrea matriculated
to Franklin and Marshall College
in Lancaster graduating with a
B.S. in Biology. Drafted into the
Army, he was granted an honorable
discharge in 1945. Upon earning
his M.D. from Jefferson Medical
College in Philadelphia in 1951, Dr.
Dandrea opened a private practice
near his hometown of Patton. He
also practiced medicine at Miners
Hospital in Spangler for forty-two
years retiring in 1993. He performed


many procedures without the
assistance of a specialist including
over a thousand births delivered with
loving care. Dr. Dandrea was well
liked in the community, respected for
his unselfish and easy-going manner.
He made house calls to patients, a fine
example of the small town doctor who
practiced medicine in a bygone era.
He also provided care to unemployed
miners and their families never
expecting reimbursement. Ray was
an enthusiastic golfer, a life member
of Cambrian Hills, Sunnehanna
Country Club, andalongtermmember
of Pasadena Yacht and Country Club
in St. Petersburg, FL where he was
renowned for his putting prowess.
After retirement, Ray and Janie
wintered for over twenty years in
Gulfport, FL making many friends.
A funeral Mass was held on Friday,
February 28, at Prince of Peace
Chapel, Northern Cambria PA. In
lieu of flowers, please make donations
to The Miners Hospital Foundation,
Attention Arlene Williams, 290
Haida Ave. Hastings PA 16646; the
Northern Cambria Public Library; or
the American Heart Association.

JENNINGS, KRIS, was born and
raised in Bismarck, North Dakota
but always had a calling to live on
the beach. She and her husband,
Ken, moved to St. Petersburg,
Florida to live the dream in 2009.
She spent countless hours walking
along her beloved beaches watching
sunrises and sunsets while shelling
and looking for dolphins. Every shell,
whether perfectly shaped, cracked or
broken was truly amazing to her a
treasure to be cherished, just as she
was to all who knew her. She often
placed some of her most beautiful
shells along the walking paths of
unsuspecting sellers so they could
experience the excitement of a new-
found treasure as well. She found joy
in watching dolphins jumping and
dancing, and got excited each time,
as if she was seeing their show for the
very first time. No sound was more
calming or inspiring to her than the
sound of waves crashing and rolling
ashore. The ocean was the place she
felt closest to God. There she thanked
Him for each and every blessing; for
the warm sand beneath her feet; for
the beautiful sunrises and sunsets


over the ocean, and for the gift of being
able to enjoy them each and every
day. In exchange for the joy each of
these things gave her, she took great
care to leave the ocean and its beaches
far better than she found them, just
as she made our lives far better and
brighter by being a part of them. Just
as she leaves her footprint on the
beaches of St. Petersburg, she leaves
a footprint in the hearts of all who
knew and loved her. Kris peacefully
passed away at home surrounded by
her family on Febraury 25. She will
be greatly missed by her daughters
Missy (Matt) McLeod and (h.l-.v-y
(Christopher) Ternes, grandchildren
(Declan and Emma), beloved dog
Raven, mother Violet Whalen, sisters
Karen Clibourn (Doug Patten), Karla
(Greg) Becker, Kathy (Rick) Adams,
brother Kent Flemmer, nieces and
nephews, and countless friends.
She will be happily reunited with
her husband Ken and her beloved
dogs Bo and Myka. A private beach
celebration will be held in honor of
Kris' life and memory.

KELLER, WINIFRED L., 91, of
St. Pete Beach, passed away Feb.
13, 2014. Winnie was active in the
Garden Club in Cayuga, NY, being
president for one year. She was
also active in the Lioness Club who
helped the blind. In 1973 Winnie and
her husband Howard and children
Melinda and Howard moved to
St. Pete Beach. Winnie was active as
a member of Pasadena Community
Church, such as being chairman of
the Worship Committee for three
years. Winnie liked to read and
doing crossword puzzles. She also
did volunteer work for PARC. Family
was most important to Winnie. She
was a faithful wife and mother. Her
husband Howard passed away in
1976; she is survived by her daughter,
Melinda and her son, Howard. Beach
Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.












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Obituaries (con't.)
MCNALLY, JAMES R., 80, of
St. Pete Beach, passed away Feb.
18, 2014 in Suncoast Hospice at
Woodside. Born Aug. 28, 1933 in
Brooklyn, NY and a graduate of
St. Michael's college in Vermon; and
Fordham University in New York.
Jim spent his career as a deeply
engaged social worker being awarded
provider of the year of Florida by
the Florida council for community
mental health. He is survived by his
wife of 53 years, Pat McNally; son,
Adam McNally and daughter, Kelly
McNally; grandchildren, Michael
McNally and Alex, Amanda and
Ashley Combs; great-grandson,
Antonio Andrade. Also survived
by loving family and friends in
St. Pete, Tampa andNew York. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to
Suncoast Hospice of Woodside, The
St. Pete Beach Libraryor GulfBeaches
Historical Museum. Memorial Mass
at St. John's Church on St. Pete
Beach, March 3rd at 10 a.m. See
more at www.Beachmemorial.com.

RUNNION, VIANNA, of Gulfport,
passed away Wed., Feb. 26, 2014.
Born in upstate New York on
March 3rd, 1936. She is survived
by three sons, Rick Daignault, Doug
Daignault, and Charles Daignault;
grandchildren Bambi, Ricky, Jr.,
Ryan, Ashley, Jessica, Brittany and
Nicholas. Celebration of Life will be
held on Sunday, March 8, 2014 at
11 a.m. on Gulfport Beach.


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WEBER, EMMA
FRANCES, 90,
of Gulfport, died
Wednesday,
February, 26,
2014, at her home.
Born in New York
City, New York, she came here in
1970 from Olive Bridge, NY. She
graduated from the Benedictine
School of Nursing in Kingston,
NY. Emma practiced nursing for
27 years at Benedictine Hospital
before retiring to Florida with her
late husband Theodore W. Weber.
She was a member of the Gulfport
community and enjoyed spending
time with her friends at the library
and community center where she
played Bingo every Friday. She
was also known to be seen with
her dog Toby at the Gulfport dog
park. She was preceded in death by
her husband; her parents, Emma
Agnes Donoghue and Peter Joseph
Donoghue. She is survived by her
daughters, Emma Ellen Mattes, of
Seminole and Edna Kranenburg,
of Olive Bridge, NY; sons Peter C.
Weber, of Olive Bridge and Theodore
A. Weber of Montrose, CO. She will
also be missed by her grandchildren
Denise and Jamie Glass of Kingston,
NY; Kelly Floyd of Stoneham, MA;
Peter S. Kranenburg of Raeford,
N.C.; Michael and Matthew
Kranenburg, of Olive Bridge, NY;
Michelle Sanderson of Albuquerque,
NM and Christine Aldrich; and 16
loving great-grandchildren, a great-
great-grandson, her beloved niece
Deanna Capisano, her sister-in-law
Harriet Weber of Olive Bridge, and
an enormous loving extended family.
Services were held in Woodstock,
NY. An online tribute page to Emma
can be visited at ALifeTribute.
com. ALifeTribute FuneralCare -
Gulfport.

To My Dearest Friend
MARY BENVIN
Mary passed on Feb. 24, 2014, a
piece of my heart went with her. She
was a caring and loving person to all
who knew her. There is a wonderful
thing that gold cannot buy, a blessing
that's rare and true, and that's the
gift of a wonderful friend like the
friend I had in you. May you rest in
peace.
Love, Fran


In Loving Memory
of
AGLAYA SHTEPPA
GORMAN (ALLA)
One year has passed... True hearts
that loved you with deepest affection,
love you in death just the same. In
our memories, you are with us, as
you always were before. May God
keep you in His loving care,
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Friday 2/21
Animal Call- 5100 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 5700 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Burglary Vehicle- 1800 BIk Gray St.
S.
Trespass- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Theft- 2800 BIk 50th St. S.
Domestic- 1500 BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary Business- 2800 BIk Beach
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Burglary Vehicle- 5800 BIk 19th Ave.
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Juvenile Trouble- 5300 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 6300 BIk Vista
Verde. Dr. E.
Saturday 2/22
Theft- 5500 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Domestic- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Animal Call- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 54th St. & Tangerine
Ave. S.
Domestic 5100 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Sunday 2/23
Domestic- 5000 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Domestic- 5700 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Theft- 4900 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 1800 BIk 55th St. S.
Domestic- 1100 BIk Gray St. S.
Prowler- 5600 BIk 18th Ave. S.
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Shots Fired (Heard)- 45th St. & 27th
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Theft- 4900 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Burglary- 2900 BIk 53rd St. S.
DUI- 57th St. & 11th Ave. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 54th St. & Tangerine
Ave. S.
Theft- 1800 BIk 53rd St. S.
Tuesday 2/25
Trespass- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 2700 BIk 49th St. S.
Juvenile Trouble- 11 th Ave. & 56th St.
S.
Theft-2800 BIk Upton St. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 3200 BIk 8th St. S.
Vandalism- 1400 BIk 55th St. S.
Wednesday 2/26
Burglary- 2600 BIk Upton St. S.
Burglary Residence- 4700 BIk
Baywood Pt. Dr. S.
Burglary Residence- 1700 BIk 59th
St. S.
Animal Call- 5700 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Burglary Residence- 5800 BIk
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Drug Call- 5200 BIk Jersey Ave. S.
Vandalism- 5000 BIk 31st Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 2800 BIk Beach
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Sale into the Nautical
Flea Market
Interested in unloading some
nautical equipment or searching
for cool nautical gear? Well, look no
further as the City of Gulfport Marina
is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea
Market on Saturday, March 22 from
7 a.m. 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal
Marina, 4630 29th Avenue S.
Cost for a 10xl0 space is $10, so
sign up now as space is limited. Slip
renters are free. Please bring your
own table. For more information,
contact Harbormaster Denis Frain
at 727-893-1071.

Who's Counting?
By Barbara Purtee
It's birthday party time and the
women of First United Methodist
Church-Gulfport (located on the
corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St.)
want you, and your friends, to join us
for this tasty and fun luncheon event
at noon on March llth. Cost is just
$5.
On this day we will celebrate all
of our birthdays, together, at our


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Annual Birthday Party luncheon.
We must know how many are
attending, so gather some friends,
then call the church office at
321-3620 (M-F, 9-noon) to make your
reservations. Let us know before
March 7th. Come, celebrate your
birthday with us!

Student Conversational
Spanish Now!
Are you a high school student
struggling with Spanish? Do you need
to practice conversing in Spanish and


want to learn in a relaxed atmosphere?
The Gulfport Recreation Center is
offering an eight week course on
Monday, starting March 3. Class time
is 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost of the eight
week session is $40 per student and
includes lesson materials. Students
must be registered for the class at
the Gulfport Recreation Center by
Friday, February 28. Students are
able to bring Spanish homework and
questions to class. Please call 727-482-
2125 after 5 p.m. for more questions
and leave students name and grade
level.


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Bring Art Back to Art Walk: Collective Soulz


Pays Art Forwa
By Cathy Salustri
People looking for locally
produced art can find it
in Gulfport, but it isn't
always easy. The town's
art gallery, Domain,
showcases local artists,
and the Industrial Art
Center artists often have
their compact galleries
open along "Artist's
Alley", but come the
ArtWalk nights, people
would often complain
the street vendors didn't
sell enough art.
A group called Collective
Soulz, with the support of
the Gulfport Merchant's
Association, wants to
change all that.
Organizer Mark
Spence, a Gulfport
local who supports the
arts but stops short
of calling himself an
artist, explains that, for
a new artist, the street
fairs and festivals can
overwhelm.
"They don't want to get
a booth because they're
going to have to get a
tent, table, lights, and
they may not make it,"
he says.
Enter Collective Soulz,
a 100% free launching
pad for emerging artists.
Spence, along with
Terry Foster and the
unwavering support of
the downtownbusinesses,
offers a low-risk, safe
space for artists to "try
on" the ArtWalks.
Here's how it works:
artists have three
ArtWalks to display
their art at the Collective


Soulz table (always at
the north end of Beach
Boulevard). During these
three ArtWalks, they
will have the chance
to see if the sort of art
they make is the sort of
art people want to see
at street festivals and
gallery walks. If it is and
the artist decides to start
setting up his or her own
table at ArtWalk, they
agree to reserve part
of their own booth for
another emerging artist.
"This gives them the
ability to be able to see if
they can actually make
it as a working artist,"
Spence says. "And then
if they do, then what
they'll do is pay for a
booth, we'll help them
set up, they'll set up next
to us, and they will, in
turn, reserve another
small part of their tent
for another artist."
Spence, who says he
came up with the idea
in December, started
Collective Soulz because
he realized ArtWalk's
void of artists had little
to do with a lack of artists
in Gulfport, but the costs
and logistics of setting
up a tent at festivals.
"I see so many people
who make art who
should be accessible to
people who buy art, but
they have no means to do
it," Spence says.
ArtWalk organizer
Suzi King praised
Collective Soulz, saying
she hears a call for more


artists but has difficulty
getting them to display
at the twice-monthly
celebration of Gulfport.
"When ArtWalks
started years ago, yes,
there were more artists,"
she says "but now? It's
harder and harder to
convince artists to pay
the money to rent booth
space, set up a display,
and take a chance.
People don't realize the
expenses street vendors
have they have to buy
tents, tables, lights. It
isn't cheap. I'm thrilled
the local community saw
a need and stepped in to
fill it. We've gotten great
feedback on the first few
nights where Collective
Soulz had emerging
artists on display."
Collective Soulz
currently represents 12
artists whose talents
range from photography
to pottery and from
drawing to music. For
King, Spence, and
everyone involved with
ArtWalk, Collective
Soulz can't move fast
enough to add more art
back into ArtWalk.
"Every time we can
infuse art into this
wonderful town," she
says, spreading her arms
to illustrate her point,
everyone wins."
Interested artists
contact Mark Spence
at TheGulfportPirate@
icloud.com or 813-
345-6024.


Auxiliary Happenings
Post 125
By Cyndy Adams
It's time for our annual miniature
golf tournament at Polynesian
Putter on St. Pete Beach on Sunday,
March 16th at 10 a.m. This is a family
friendly event. Please join us as we
are raising proceeds for "Wounded
Warrior Wives". This charity helps
the wives of our wounded service
members with the challenges they
face as they take on new roles as
lifelong caregivers.
We are asking for a $10 donation per
person to play 18 holes with 2-person
teams. There is prize money for 1st,
2nd and 3rd place teams. You can
also become a hole sponsor for $10 a
hole. Being a hole sponsor is a great
advertising opportunity. Your name
or business will be seen by 72 players
as they make it through the course.
Afterwards, join us at the post as
we enjoy good food, door prizes and
raffles. Door prize donations and
covered dishes are always appreciated
and volunteers are always welcome
to help the day of the event.
Call 347-6085 or stop down to speak
to an Auxiliary members. It's filling
up fast so don't delay.

Introductory Digital
Photography Workshop
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the
features your camera offers? The
St. Pete Beach Community Center,
7701 Boca Ciega Drive, will offer an
Introduction to Digital Photography
Workshop on March 20th, April
17th, and May 22nd. Classes start at
6 p.m. and run for three hours; they
cost only $10 per person.
In this workshop the complete novice
will gain a solid understanding of
their compact digital camera or
the basic features of their digital
SLR. They will leave the workshop
with the fundamental knowledge
needed to embark upon a lifetime's
exploration of photography. After
taking this workshop, participants
are eligible for the Intermediate
digital workshop.
Please register by Tuesday before
the class is scheduled. To register
call 727-363-9245. Bring your camera
(with a charged battery) and a pen or
pencil for any notes.

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Tickets for the 17th Pass-a-Grille
Home Tour are now available.
The tour on March 22nd from
1-5 p.m. includes five Pass-A-Grille
homes, drinks and light refreshments
at the Pass-a-Grille Women's 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.
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Learn How to
Use a Chart
The United States Power Squadron's
Seminar Series: Using GPS, will be
presented by the St. Petersburg Sail
and Power Squadron on Wednesday,
March 19 from 7-9 p.m.
This seminar explains the principals
ofwaypoint navigation and shows you
how to relate the GPS to your charts.
The seminar also shows you how to
operate your GPS what the buttons
do, what the screens show and how
to access the functions you need. You
will also get some tips for choosing a
GPS if you do not currently own one.
Materials include the waterproof
Captain's Quick Guide to Using GPS
to take aboard your boat and remind
you of the basic steps while underway.
GPS is now so easily available, this
has become an essential seminar for
all boaters. Bring your handheld if
you have one.
Course will be held at the
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing
in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free,
materials cost $35 per family. There
is a maximum of 20 students. Pre-


registration is required. Register
on-line at www.boating-stpete.org.

Musical Tribute to
Frank Sinatra
The Catherine Hickman Theater
at 5501 27th Avenue S. will host a
must see event for any Sinatra fan. A
multi-media extravaganza show for
the eyes and ears will be on Sunday,
March 23rd at 2 p.m.! Tony Sands
has incorporated video of stunning
graphics that entice you the moment
the stage lights dim and the music
begins.
The show starts with Sinatra's
early days with Tommy Dorsey to the


bright lights of New York City to his
comeback at Madison Square Garden,
the "Main Event". Tony is uncanny
portraying Frank's mannerisms
and his singing voice will take the
audience on an amazing musical
journey. It's as if Frank walked off
of the screen and on to the stage to
perform for the audience.
Don't miss this one of a kind musical
tribute to Frank Sinatra starring
Tony Sands. Tickets are available
in advance for $20 at the Gulfport
Casino at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. or The
Beach Bazaar at 3115 Beach Blvd.
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Gulfport Toastmasters are sponsoring
an eight week program designed
to cultivate the next generation
of leaders. The Youth Leadership
Program is based upon the renowned
and time-tested Toastmasters
International curriculum, but is
specifically designed for anyone
under the age of 18. The program
gives young people an opportunity to
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in whatever field their dreams and
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Caregiver's
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Are you feeling overwhelmed with
the responsibilities and challenges
of being a caregiver? You are not
alone! On-going support for you is
essential.
The Gulfport Senior Center,
5501 27th Avenue S., offers a
Support Group for Caregivers every
Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
This peer-led group has met weekly
over the years sharing tips, offering
encouragement, and discussing the
trials, demands, and overwhelming
experience of being a caregiver for
their loved one.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
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The Polish American Society,
1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast
Guard commissary) is open with live
bands on Sundays through May 4th.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March
9th with a pot luck dinner. Cost is $7
or free with covered dish.
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.
polishamericansociety.org.
Join them for a Tea Dance
on March 12th. Lessons from
11:30-12:30 p.m., $3, dance from
1-3:30 p.m. with Bobby Tess on
trumpet. Cost is $7.

Gulfport Getaways
- John's Pass
No need to be a GEMS member
to enjoy the new Monthly Gulfport
Getaways.
Take a trip with your Senior Center
friends to John's Pass Historic
Fishing Village & Boardwalk on
Tuesday, March llth. John's Pass
is well known for the unique retail
shops, a variety of restaurants, local
fishing fleet, and dolphin watching.
Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 for
more information and to reserve your
seat by March 5th. GEMS Members
$6/Non-GEMS Members $8. Price
includes roundtrip transportation
and parking.
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-
893-1231.

St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse
invites you to its meeting on
Saturday, March 15, at Hibachi
Buffet, Park Plaza Shopping Center,
7610 49th Street N., Pinellas Park,
at 11:30 a.m.
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Hinton, Founder and President of
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Beginners
Spanish Class
Classes for Spanish 'Beginner I'
start Monday, March 17th for eight
weeks, except holidays.
You know you've wanted to speak
Spanish, now is the time to do it!
Commit for eight Mondays and you
will be able to understand, speak
and read basic Spanish. All the
tools are provided for you to have a


good foundation to encourage you to
continue studying and practicing the
language you'll learn to love. Please
join them for the Spanish beginner
classes every Monday from 4:15-
5:15 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreational
Center. The series runs for eight
weeks so put this on your calendar.
All materials are provided in the
cost of $80 per person, for the entire
session. Want to know more about
the class? Sign up by calling 727-
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through March 31, 2014 for the
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kindergarten next school year. The
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their children by June 4.
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Red Green Proves He Really Can Do Everything


It may be 70 degrees outside, but in the back of
your closet, we know there is a flannel shirt
waiting to make an appearance at the upcoming
Red Green show that's coming into The Palladium
on March 26th at 7pm.
Red Green (aka Steve Smith) is that affable
handyman who believes 'anything is possible if you
use enough duct tape". The hugely popular, longest
running live-action scripted comedy in the world,
The Red Green Show, continues to be a mainstay
on PBS and the Comedy Network even though the
last original episode was put to tape in 2006. "I'm
sure it will out live me in reruns," said Smith. "We
weren't topical- there were no political jokes that
would date it. I'm meeting kids now who are fans of
the show, who weren't alive when we started doing
it."
When he closed the door on Possum Lodge, Smith
vowed he would never again take out his
suspenders and plaid shirt. However during one of
his 162 games of golf in Florida during his
self-imposed retirement, he found himself on the
greens with a publisher who convinced him to
write a book. The end result was the "How To Do
Everything" (From The Man Who Should Know)
book, which is also the name of the tour heading
across the U.S. this spring.
It's a 90 minute family-friendly show packed full
of DIY tips, relationship advice and as a bonus, an
environmental action plan. "Like fertilizer", Green
notes "it may be spread thinly over many fields,
but you know it's there."
Up until a few years ago, Smith had never done
stand up comedy. "It's odd for a man my age to be


doing something brand new that's not a medical
procedure. This is the most fun I've ever had
performing," he adds, "nothing else is even a close
second."
Last year, in addition to touring Canada, Smith
also released his 3rd book, "Red Green's
Beginner's Guide to Women (For Men Who Don't
Read Instructions)". Like his previous releases,
this one also found a home on the best seller's list,
as he devoted 256 pages to share with other
battle-weary and confused males all he has
learned about the differences between the sexes.
From teen dating to the last words of men ("You
know, honey, in the last couple of years, you've
really packed on the beef), this is the testosterone
owner's manual to every aspect of finding a mate
and then learning to deal with her growing
disappointment in you.
"I think the book's funny as does my wife, which
is even better", said Smith. "The tour is old-style
comedy probably from the 50's. I'm a few decades
behind. I cover a million topics and I think the
audience will have about 500 opportunities to
laugh. Right now, I'm having fun and as soon as
it's not fun, I'll stop. I feel like the best thing I can
do for the audience is to be doing something that I
want to do and then let it go from there they'll
decide when it's over."

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WSomethin' on my mind

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The Ukraine and
Russia Again
The year was 1968 in Kiev, capital of
the Ukraine. The Soviet Union was
at the peak of its Cold War power.
Czechoslovaka's Prague Spring
revolution had been crushed by the
Soviet army just three weeks before.
I was one of a group 30 Pennsylvania
news people on a Soviet, tightly
controlled, tour of Moscow, Prague,
Kiev, and the then East and West
Berlin.
For now, however, we were in Kiev
after a short stay in gloomy Moscow
where we were quickly conditioned to
strict rules, continual surveillance,
and talk of a happy, prosperous,
modern, workers' paradise called
the Soviet Union. It did not prepare
us for Kiev which was anything
but happy although its people were
cheerier, friendlier, and its land and
cityscapes prettier and better kept
than those of Moscow.
The animosity between the people of
Kiev and the Russians was palpable.
Our first inkling came on the one-
hour trip from the airport into the
City, a wildly mad drive, during
which the Ukrainian driver told our
Russian guide that he was showing
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the in and out, high speed thrust
through the night-time country-
side. That the bus engine threw a
rod and stranded us didn't change
his attitude which was very friendly
to us, but cold, cold to our Russian
guide, Irene.
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towed (by cable) into Kiev by
another bus, the Ukrainians made
it a prideful point that we were no
longer in Russia, but in the Ukraine.
Exchanging money in Moscow was
very bureaucratic and we were
required to keep track of the money
we had lest we be charged with
smuggling rubles or dollars in or
out. The authorities in Kiev didn't
care. Kennedy half-dollars were in
high demand and got an eight-to-
one exchange. Not to worry", they
said. "You're in Kiev, not Moscow".
Although the Russians and our
guide bragged about how the Soviet
Union cherished and preserved the
culture and language of the Ukraine,
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Ukrainian were put down by the
Russians. This was later echoed
by a group of touring Canadian-
Ukrainians whom we met. The
Ukraine, then and as it is now, was


split by language and loyalties. And,
there is reason for resentment.
Many of the Eastern European
countries such as Poland and
Lithuania, were pawns played in
the game of politician chess with
the great powers. The Ukraine was
no different and the Crimea, now
the hot-spot of Russian invasion,
was that in spades. But, Russia
dominated. The once independent
Ukraine fell to the Soviet Army in
1919, and millions died of starvation
in the Soviet move to collectivize the
farms in 1932-33.
The Ukrainians welcomed the
German liberation in the 1940s until
they began machine gunning the
Jews and anyone who questioned
them. Kiev lost 100,000 to that and
another 100,000 to deportations,
not to mention thousands killed
fighting. The Germans treated the
Slavs nearly as badly as the Jews
so there was not much resistance to
Russian liberation/occupation after
the war.
Nonetheless, in the break-up of the
Soviet Union in 1991, the Ukraine
reclaimed its independence. It has
been a struggle since and by actions
within the last week, it appears
mother Russia will likely, re-impose
its sovereignty over the Ukraine. It
is doubtful that the Ukraine will be
permitted to (or that they want to)
split into Ukrainian and Russian
spheres. Russian President Putin
wants to return to the glory of the
Soviet times and that must make
nervous the people of the Baltics
(Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) and
the Czechs and Slovaks, Hungarians
and Rumanians. They have all tasted
the lash and power of Russia.
The power now is not necessarily
the army but the energy (gas and oil)
that Russia controls and supplies.
Those are powerful weapons and
Putin has used them powerfully.
Don't expect him to back off any
opportunity he sees. It doesn't bode
well for the Ukraine any more than
it did for the part of Georgia that
Russia now occupies.







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The Plymouth Versus
the Thunderbird
A few months ago, Gulfport
Mayor Sam Henderson and
I engaged in what you might
call a "spirited debate". The mayor, it
seems, had received a few phone calls
about a few of my columns. People had
questions. People had issues. People
had demands. Mayor Sam wanted to
let me know I'd left my job half done.
"You don't talk about how to pay
for things," he told me, with no small
measure of frustration in his voice.
Fair enough. I don't. But, really, is
that my job? Shouldn't city staff work
out that sort of thing? I don't, I freely
admit, have all the answers. I don't
know how to fix the problems I discuss
in this column. But, well, Mayor H,
since you asked, here are my thoughts
on Gulfport's finances:
I am tired of being a poor city. I'm
tired of us thinking poor and acting
poor and, as a result, being poor. In
part, that's because I don't believe,
necessarily, that we are poor. We
have a lot going for us, although
yes, we could have more money in
the bank. So could everyone. What's
dictating our future is how we think of
ourselves, and I'm tired of us thinking
like poor people.
When you're poor, you don't think p ast
the next paycheck. You can't. Instead


of replacing your air conditioner, you
fix it, because that costs less money
right now and it's all you can afford.
You go for the cheapest car on the lot
instead of the more expensive one in
better shape.
But I think anyone who has owned
a home or a car knows what happens
next: your power bills get higher and
higher and you keep plugging money
into your air conditioner or car, until
you've outspent what you would have
had you bitten the bullet and just
bought the new air handler or more
expensive car.
That's what Gulfport's been doing,
and I cannot think of a worse way
to spend our tax money. We've
piecemealed together our sewers
and foregone non-essential repairs
(remember when we had beach
pavilions in front of 0 lM.ili.\s?) and
gone without, all because previous
administrations kept us poor. They
wanted Gulfport to be affordable for
everyone. While that's commendable,
we're starting to look like the cheapest
used car on the lot.
The mayor's criticism was this: I am
ready to build a merry-go-round on
the point and turn our beach into a
boardwalk with carnival-style games
and hot dog stands. I want to see a
marina hotel and restaurant. While
I applauded Councilwoman Christine
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wrote a column suggesting we move
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mayor said, consider how to pay for
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about it a lot; I just didn't talk about
funding in the column. So today,
here's my short answer: find the
money. Apply for grants. Use Penny
for Pinellas funds. An assessment
on our tax bill that ends once it pays
for the construction. Get a loan. A
one-cent "waterfront improvement"
or "cultural enhancement" sales tax.
Structure a lease deal with the hotel
operator and restaurateur that puts
the onus of financing the build on
them. In return, give them a slightly
sweeter lease deal.
Look, a marina hotel and restaurant,
a city-owned boardwalk with lessees
running concession (and sunset
celebrations on the beach with the
vendors renting space from the city)...
all these things? They will make
money. For us. Directly. As in, they
could, conceivably, lower our tax bills.
But to make money, we do have to
spend money. Money does not simply
fall from the sky. We have to take
chances and believe that we are the
city we tell the world we are, because
if that's true if we are as great as
we tell everyone why wouldn't
we invest in ourselves to brighten
up things? Why not spend to give
ourselves a facelift and make our city
less utilitarian and more functionally
attractive?
So I encourage our city council, as we
go into budget season, to think about
what kind of car they want Gulfport
to be. And don't be afraid to invest in
us.
We are not a Rolls Royce, and I'm not
suggesting we spend like we are. But
we are not a 1983 Plymouth Reliant
with a cracked maroon dashboard,
oxidized gray paint, and one donut
tire keeping us chugging down the
road, either.
I like to think of us as one of the
classics, perhaps an old Thunderbird
with white leather and a convertible
top. That seems appropriate for a
seaside town. But we can be any kind
of car we want to be.
The only question remaining is, what
do we have to do to put you in this car
today?

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Guitar & Drums. P/T needed for St. Pete
Beach Studio. Qualified, Experienced, Paid
Vacations. 727-481-5300.
PART TIME HELP- Computor Tutor, Mainte-
nance Person. Please call 727-418-4548.
BUSY HOME CARE AGENCY- Looking for
staffing/referral agent. 40Hrs per week In-
cludes Rotating Weekends, $14/Hr. Weekly &
Year End Bonuses. Email Resume to:
Yourvisitingangel@verizon.net

VISITING ANGELS
Mature companions, homemakers, CNA's
needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule.
Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034.
PROFESSIONAL CRAFTERS- Work at
Home. Contract Work: Requires $40 Materials
Fee, Glue Gun & Transport a Must. J&K Nov-
elty, 727-527-1816
EXPERIENCED ADVERTISING SALES- On-
line news magazine, Pinellas Reader (www.
pinellasreader.com check it out) is interested
in hearing from you if you possess the follow-
ing: Savy closer with minimum 1-year field
experience in direct sales to retail accounts.
Must be verifiable. Top commissions. Email
resume to:
don@ pinellasreader.com



CLASSIFIED
(727) 321-965 ax (727) 327-7830



1994 DODGE RAM 250- Only 77,000 Orginal
Miles, 1 Owner. Looks & Runs Great. $3850
o.b.o. 513-594-6477.
1995 ELDORADO-Runs well. Too many cars.
$2750. Offers? 727-343-3843.
1998 DODGE DAKOTA SLT EXT CAB-V6,
Auto, Ice Cold Air, New Pioneer Stereo &
Speakers, new rotors & pads & front tires.
Runs Perfect! 117,000 well kept miles. Don't
want to take back to Minnesota. $4850, Best
Cash Offer takes. Call Kim, 651-278-9701
1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE-GLS 91,000
miles. Sporty. $3750. Offers? 727-343-3843.
2000 BLACK MUSTANG-Convertible. See at
American Legion #158 Treasure Island Car
Show. $6800. obo 727-253-5068.


CLASSIFIED
Deadline: Tuesday 5pm (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830


2005 GMC SAFARI VAN- 8 passenger, Excel-
lent condition, reliable, well maintained, new
brakes and tires. Too many new parts to list.
170k miles. Looks like 50k. A must see! Only
$4200. 727-322-3982 or 416-884-0966
2009 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS-
34,000 actual miles, deep toreador metalic w/
chrome pkg. Carfax available. Gulfport loca-
tion. $14,750. No dealers please! Call 727-
322-0049.

ABC JUNK CARS
We've Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Un-
wanted 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! 727-
400-1910.



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per issue. Call 321-6965.


RANGES $125 Refrigerators All Sizes, Wash-
er/Dryer Sets $249, Stackables, Portables,
also Wholesale Mattresses. New & Pre-
Owned. All Service Prompt. We Finance. We
Buy. See What's Free. Service Calls $44, $22
w/repair. Open 7 Days. Call 727-546-3226
9 DRAWER DRESSER-w/mirror, $50. New
Hoya Lift, $130. New adjustable hospital bed
w/remote. $350. 727-343-2648.
TV ANTENNA-Ultra High Frequency. Lava -
2605. 360 Degree remote rotation. All Acces-
sories included. 727-327-9626.


LAWN MOWERS
ALL KINDS
Please Call Frank at 727-418-8297.



Z- /, The Arts and Craft era
`.O was from 1894 to 1923

Jack Hauser, Estate Liquidator
727-520-5720
On-Premise Sale, Buyouts, Cleanouts

MIA- Just got back from vacation, can't find
my business partner and truck. If anybody has
seen Vic Lee call Murph, 727-328-1989.
HOOVER CARPET SHAMPOOER- Good
condition. $25. 405-249-2213 (local)
DOUBLE CRYPT-Woodlawn Gardens, $5000
o.b.o. Call 345-8846.
ELECTRIC BIKE-25 miles hour $400. 727-
254-2330
STORE CLOSING-All Fixtures and Displays.
Can See 10am-4pm. Monday-Saturday. 350A
Corey Ave.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.


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.


FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Robert Winters
desiring to engage in business under the fic-
titious name Barbo Dirt Fighters located in
Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register
the said name with the Division of Corpora-
tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant to
section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. March
6,2014
PLACEYOUR AD HERE- $15.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on March
19, 2014 (times listed below) at 2390 118th
Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant
to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or
reject an and7or all bids.
8:00 A.M.
2001 Mazda 626, Burgandy
VI N# 1YVGF22C9152421
8:30 A.M.
1999 Ford Expedition, Green
VIN# 1FMPU1824XLAO2748
9:30 A.M.
2003 Chevy Malibu LS, Tourquois
VIN# 1G1NE52J53M620830
(March 27, 2014)

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SATURDAY 10-2P.M.- 8199 Terrace Garden
Dr. N. Garden Tools, Electric Grill, Medicine
Cabinet, Home Decor & Collectibles.
PASADENA COVE COMMUNITY SALE -
Saturday, March 8th, 9-12 Only. Entrance on
Pasadena Ave. Next to Ted Peters Restau-
rant.
HUGE ESTATE SALE- New light fixtures,
tools, collectibles, furniture, dishware, clothes
and more. Friday & Saturday 8am.-3pm. 8217
127th Lane Seminole. 727-692-2311.

4763 BAYWOOD POINT
GULFPORT 33711
Saturday March 8th, 8am.-2pm. Follow the
Signs on 49th St. S. Antiques, Artwork, Build-
ing Supplies, Christmas Decor, Patio Furni-
ture, Etc. No Junk!!!
MOVING SALE- Indoor/Outdoor, Rain or
Shine. 1909 55th St. S. Friday & Saturday 8-?
MULTI-FAMILY SATURDAY 8-?- 75 gal. salt
water aquarium, in crate, incl. decor, filters,
lights, etc. Costume Jewelry, 100's of books &
cd's. Clothing, linens, tools, More!!! Baywood
Pt. Dr. S.

ELKS LODGE #1224
Annual Rummage Sale March 8th. 8:00am-
3:00pm. 2675 66th St. N. St. Pete. Furniture,
Clothing and Much More!
SATURDAY 8?-6132 9th Ave. S. Books, Bau-
bles, Jewelry. Baby & women's clothes, cut-
sies, crafts & clutter!
BROADWATER COMMUNITY SALE- Satur-
day, March 8th 8:00 AM. Map available at
www.broadwaterfl.org
Enter off 34th St. S. or 37th St. S. at 38th, 42nd
or 46th Ave. S.
54TH ST./30TH AVE. S. Huge Negotiable
Must Go Sale! Fri.-Sun. 8-?
5321 12TH AVE.. S. Saturday 8-4p.m. All
Must Go!!!


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84 Gulfport Homes

Stetson Area
6285 10th Ave. S.
6245 12th Ave. S.
5801 15th Ave. S.
6020 17 Ave. S.
5925 19th Ave. S.
5949 19th Ave. S.
1008 Gray St. S.
1719 59th St. S.

North of Gulfport Blvd.
5201 8th Ave. S.
5610 13th Ave. S.
5005 Newton Ave. S.
5614 Newton Ave. S.
5621 Newton Ave. S.
5146 15th Ave. S.
5225 15th Ave. S.
5600 15th Ave. S.
5522 17th Ave. S.
5618 20th Ave. S.
5526 21st Ave. S.
5618 21 st Ave. S.
5822 21st Ave. S.
1402 55th St. S.
1709 54th St. S.
1208 55th St. S.
2107 55th StS.
1302 58th St. S.
1819 59th St. S.


28th Ave. S. to
Gulfport Blvd.
5114 Gulfport Blvd. S.
2601 Beach Blvd. S.
2613 Beach Blvd. S.
2614 Beach Blvd. S.
2726 Beach Blvd. S.
2515 York St. S.
5848 23rd Ave. S.
5140 24th Ave. S.
5813 24th Ave. S.
5837 24th Ave. S.
5148 25th Ave. S.
5409 25th Ave. S.
5620 25th Ave. S.
5713 26th Ave. S.
5814 26th Ave. S.
5136 27th Ave. S.
5401 27th Ave. S.
5625 27th Ave. S.
5830 27th Ave. S.
5860 27th Ave. S.
5031 28th Ave. S
5301 28th Ave.
S.-Museum
2524 51st St. S.
2310 53rd St. S.
2720 53rd St. S.
2413 54th StS.
2701 56th St. S.
2728 56th St. S.
1318 58th St. S.
2414 58th St. S.
2301 59th St. S.
2414 Premiere Dr. S.


Marina District
2700 44th St. S.
2661 45th St. S.
2716 45th St. S.
2800 47th St. S.
2601 Upton St. S.
4752 Baywood Pt. Dr. S.
4763 Baywood Pt. Dr. S.
4764 Baywood Pt. Dr. S.
4768 Baywood Pt. Dr. S.
4781 Baywood Pt. Dr. S.


Shore Blvd. S. to
28th Ave. S.
2808 Beach Blvd. S. Apt. 7
5622 28th Ave. S.
4635 29th Ave. S.
4941 29th Ave. S.
5230 29th Ave. S.
5314 29th Ave. S.
5401 30th Ave. S.
5301 31st Ave. S.
2905 52nd St. S.
2908 56th St. S.
3007 56th St. S.
3101 56th St. S.
2850 59th St. S.
3050 57th St. S.
3119 57th St. S.

*Areas are not in any
route order


Gulfport City Wide Sale

City Wide Yard Sale This Saturday, March 8


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UPSTAIRS GARAGE APT.-(not furnished).
1BR, Near Gulfport. $500/Mo. plus $100/Se-
curity Water Included. No Pets, No Smoking.
727-321-5305.
TYRONE LOVELY AREA-Nice home to share
with a Working Person of Good Character and
References. Reasonable rent. All details at
727-347-3555.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, PA. at
727-822-2200.
ISLA DEL SOL- Updated 2BR/2BA, W/D, hur-
ricane/plantaton shutters, waterfront views,
pool, beach, Parking, & Security $2000/Mo.
annual. 617-548-7624.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $15 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
CHARMING UPDATED BUNGALOW- 3862
12th Ave. S. 2BR, Large Patio (1BR HA Vouch-
er ok) $750-$850. Free Pre-Move in Week.
727-347-3555.
ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efficiency, Newly
Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off
Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/mainte-
nance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694.
S. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Efficiency, 1st
Floor, w/screened porch. Lovely Pool, Fish-
ing Dock. Quiet and Peaceful. 55+, No Dogs,
References. $495/Mo. 727-289-4436.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT-Central H/A, Remod-
eled, large deck, carport, storage shed. No
Section 8. $795/mo. plus security Call Ken at
727-417-1462.
S. PASADENA 2BR/1BA HOUSE- Utility
Room, Excellent location close to Publix, ten-
ants pay all utilities except garbage pick-up.
$865/Mo. 727-345-7036.

Acomdain to. Shr
ROOM TO RENT IN CHRISTIAN HOME- No
Pets, No Vices, Peaceful, Internet, Etc. Gandy
Area. Pass Background Check. $400/Mo. 727-
320-4653.
PASADENA/GULFPORT-12x12 room. Share
House Privileges. Great Neighborhood Close
to Beaches. Professional, Clean Roommate.
$525/Mo. Includes Utilities. 727-282-6206
Bev.


1626 49TH ST. S. GULFPORT- Beauty Sa-
lon, Fully Equiped, 4-stations, Water Included.
1638 49th St. S. Office/Store available. 727-
527-6102.










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JUNGLE TERRACE
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recent updates. Large fenced yard, deck and
heated pool. $159,900. Agents 3%. 727-343-
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FOR SALE BY OWNER-Town Shores Diplo-
mat #1003. Top Floor. 2BR/2BA, 1450 sq. ft.
carport, Cats OK. $169k. 907-351-4311.
BY OWNER- Town Shores
Diplomat, 1BR/1.5BA, 1174 Sq. Ft. Ground
Floor, Panoramic Bay View. All New Through-
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appliances, etc. Front row covered parking.
$139,000. Serious Buyers Only. 813-343-
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MAGNIFICENT VIEW- of Tampa Bay. On
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Home. 2BR/1 BA/2CG/ $299K. Owner will hold
$99,000 mortgage. 727-623-9532. A.M.
MOVE-IN READY!- 3210 36th Ave. N.
3BR/2BA, 1653hsf, Total Remodel: new roof,
windows, a/c, kitchen, cabinets, appliances,
tile floors. $146,500 Easy Show, David Hunter,
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Chateau Tower Waterview!
Spacious 1 BR/1I.5BA, pool, fitness center, laundry &
more! Secure bldg, all ages, low monthly
maintenance. Excellent reserves. Near the beach,
shopping, and restaurants. May be sold furnished!
7050 Sunset Dr S #412, asking $124,900

Bella Grande Just Steps To The Beach!
Open Sunday 1-4pu
3BR/3BA built in 2006. Two balconies, gourmet
kitchen, granite throughout, open floor plan, fitness
room, & more! Beautiful furnishings negotiable.
5353 Gulf Blvd #A202, St Pete Beach, asking S575k



WATERFRONT MOBILE PARK- S. Pasadena,
Doublewide, 2BR/2BA, Furnished, Glassed
Florida Room, All Amenities. Covered Car-
port, 2 Sheds, $28,500. 401-855-1284.
DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNER- Apt. A
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Unique 2/2 corner floor plan w/panoramic
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a dream you can make come true $129,500 i
The Sampsons have been earning your business for
over 30 years. Call for your listing appointment today!
CHARMING GULFPORT BUNGALOW-
2BR/1BA, plus bonus room with additional
kitchen & bath. Wood/Tile floors. Includes
newer furniture, appliances and laundry.
Landscaped w/citrus, fenced patio & 2 sheds.
$195,000.541-829-7309
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TOWN SHORES 55+- 1BR/1BA Deluxe, All
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$109,500. Turnkey Sale. 812-327-2625. Must
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Carport #39 ................................................................................CONTRACT PENDING 7 DAYS $129,500
Avalon #201- 2BR/2BA, deluxe end unit, shutters, carport........... CONTRACT PENDING $99,000
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ACROSS FROM GULFPORT BEACH- Un-
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Bright and Airy Corner Unit. $109,500. (Town
Shores 55+ Community) 727-510-3715.
CONDO 55+ $32,900-Paradise Shores. Park
St. & 54th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA, Furnished. Tile/
Laminate floors. Covered carport, Florida
Room, Pool. 302-388-1498.
OPEN WATER VIEW-For Sale by Owner. Town
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Kenmore #401- 2/2 standard end unit,
furnished... $99,000
Manchester #607- 2/2 standard, loads of
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Great investment... $133,500
Diplomat #903-
2/2 delur 7, $174,9oo00
Jamison #314- 2/2 deluxe, wide open floor
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Florida room has new windows & shutters.
Pool in backyard. Covered parking...
$129,900
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Call Kathy 343-7949
MOVE-IN READY CONDO $49,900- Attrac-
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Square, Gated 55+ Community. 39th & 41st
Blocks of 37th St. S. Tony Branch, EARNEST
REALTY, 727-460-7887.


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located directly overlooking
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Area 33707 MLS#U7606271
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FOR SALE BY OWNER-2BR/1BA 756SF,
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ter Heater. New Hurricane Windows. Custom
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Condo Fee $266.00/Mo. $45,000 727-345-
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THE BRIDGE CANDIDATE


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The Campaign Trail: After knocking on hundreds of Gulfport doors, I have
gathered valuable information on the issues important to our community;
keeping Gulfport's unique identity, the importance of environmnentally-frendly decisions, downtown
parking, the upkeep of recreational facilities, safety, the marina and more. If I am elected to City
Councilmember, I will proudly represent this wonderful city, working hard to make a real difference.


A big THANK YOU to the
many hard working
volunteers who made :-.... ,
this campaign possible, e '|
always keeping it (A
upbeat and positive. I
would also like to
THANK YOU, the
residents and voters, for eJ.--2 =
permitting me to
partake in this very on March 11 please vote for Yolanda Ronrin,
rewarding and humbling for Guifport ctyn oucii-
experience.

Election Results Watch: Join Us
Tue, March 11,6-8 PM, SALTY'S, 5413 Shore Blvd, Gulfport

Endorsements and Quotes


On the Issues: Ward III
* Reach out to Ward ITT residents on issues
and opportunities that address our
immediate community needs. Street and
alley conditions were brought to my
attention most ofrcn, along with the
impending sewer repairs and sidewalk
accessibility.
" Seek partnering opportunity for a Ward
III community event.
* Establish an open line of ci.ommuni ,ion.
including a ;..91ific time and place for in-
person discussions-
On the Issues; rqualii.
* Continue my full commitment to
advocate for equal rights for all people.
including marriage equality, employment,
housing, adoption rights, etc.


Yvonne Johnson, Council Member Ward 4, 1972-1985; Mayor, 1985-1987 "I met with Yolanda and was impressed with her
interest and I nrdgt e of Gufport. I feel she will make a dedicated Council member'
Mary Slull, Formar City Council Member, Ward 4- Yolanda is honesffy concmwned wijthet community and commuted to making it
even mom vibrant. She is good for G Jfporl -
Mike Yakes. Mayor Emeritus, former Mayor 1991 -2013 'I support Yolanda, I like the way she presents herself, the way she
speaks about our city and I am conf-dent that she wig follow through with her commitment to Gulfpofrt. Yolanda has my vote."
Lynne Brown, Council Member Ward 3, 1998-2002; Vice Mayor, 2001-2002 7 believe Yolanda will be an efxtremely effective
representative Wor our Warand o'n 0Ir RY f.City look toward to working with heron many civic projects."
Barbara Banno, Former City Council Member, Ward 2, Owner Stella's Deli 'Yolanda and I share the same love for Gulfpxon Her
Passion and skits rti.uohhour he career wil compliment her role as City Council Member. beeve she will have a positive impact on
the business community because she is dedicated to worroi wrrti us to be successful."
'The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County are pleased to announce our endorsement of Yolanda Roman for Gulfportd City
Councv. Ward iIt.' Susan McGrath, President, Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County 'Yoelanda will not only be an equality
champion, but will move Gufport forward on a vatey of issues
Jean Proach, President, Masters Association, Town Shores of Gulfpoft 'Yolanda's commitment to Senior Services and to Town
Shores is second to none. I am certain she is the right candidate and will take into consideration our needs, our wants and our desires,
that have allowed us to live a wonderful quality of life here in Gulfport."
Foul and Apnl Caldwel Hornsath. Principal and Broker, Cadwell, Inc. "Yolanda cares about Guifport, is fiscally responsible
and will keep Gutlport aftoedate for all. We're both voting for Yolanda and hope you will, too."





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