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No. 2354 March 20 March 26, 2014 Fireghters Save Family Cat By Cathy Salustri Gulfport reghter paramedics Christopher Mathis and Timothy Burton administer oxygen to Blazer, one of two McKnight cats. Fireghters found Blazer posturing (exing his limbs), which indicated the cat had suffered heavily from smoke inhalation See Cat Saved, page 3 Concepts Review for Corey Avenue As a follow-up to Community Design Week last fall, concepts for the Corey Avenue District will be presented for review and feedback at a community workshop on the evening of March 26th and at an open house before a special City Commission workshop on the evening of March 27th. In November, ideas for improvements to the Corey Avenue District were proposed by property owners, business owners, and interested community members during the three-day Community Design Week which consisted of workshops, discussions, and other activities. A team of community planners, landscape architects, and transportation engineers from Michael Baker Jr., Inc. then used these ideas as the basis for the concepts they developed and will present on March 26th and 27th. See Corey Ave., page 6Gulfport Creative Guild Logo Contest Calling all graphic designers: the newly-formed Gulfport Creative Guild needs a logo to help get the artist support and marketing group off the ground. The logo should reinforce the Guilds purpose: to promote and support artists in the Gulfport community. The logo should work well in a variety of sizes as well as in duotones. Please submit a CMYK logo as an Pias Trattoria will donate a $100 gift card to the winning graphic designer, and the Guild will give the successful designer a one-year membership. Send all logos to DreamsFloat@ Logos become the property of the Guild. Deadline to enter is March 25.Clam Bayou Yields 326 Pounds of TrashBy Brenna Henderson The annual Clam Bayou Cleanup brought 32 people to sign up. This year the city collected a total amount of a whopping 326 pounds of trash. Thats a new record! A very special Thank You goes out to City Ofcials, Michael Fridovitch and newly elected City councilwoman Yolanda Roman.


2 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Register for Summer Camp in St. Pete Beach Registration for the 2014 summer camp programs offered by the City of St. Pete Beach Recreation department is now open. There are full day camp options and half day specialty camps that include: all American dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative writing, cheerleading, Robotics. For registration forms and more information, go to or call the St Pete Beach Community Center at 727-363-9245.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 3 Cat Saved, from front page Blazer McKnight, a nine-year-old Gulfport Fire Departments Engine 17, joined by South Pasadena and and the sunporch, according to Mr. and Mrs. McKnight family with no injuries. After getting the humans safely out of the home, Mrs. McKnight told the home and found Blazer under a bed, overcome with smoke and crying very little, Chief Marenkovic said. familys second cat. They treated Blazer with oxygen, using a face mask designed for small animals. budget does not include such masks which often can only get used one time someone donated several and on Blazer. undetermined as of Friday afternoon, Chief Marenkovic tells the Gabber he does not suspect arson. It appears to be accidental, he said. The McKnight family appears to be coping with the destruction and the loss, he said, adding that Blazer was doing a bit better Friday afternoon.Addiction Counseling Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. assessments or referrals.


4 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer The Chamber invites our business members to attend our Networking Mixer hosted by Maddy Spa, 5409 Gulfport Blvd. S., Thursday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is very important for all Chamber Members to attend, as this will also be a Membership Meeting. Chamber Members will be asked to ratify the Chamber By-Laws. Each member has been provided the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce By-Laws, which were approved by the Chamber Board of Directors. In the event a member has not received or has questions concerning the documents, please feel free to contact Executive Director Bob Newcomb at 727344-3711. We encourage our members to come together at this beautiful facility and meet fellow business owners supporting our Chamber. If your business would like to sponsor a networking mixer, please call Bob Newcomb at 727344-3711. Havent joined the Chamber, visit our website at www. Gulfportareachamberofcommerce. org and join online. Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair Looking for a new job? How about a new career? Come on out to the employment event of the season, the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair on Monday, April 14th from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. Meet with local companies who have immediate employment needs from entry level positions to skilled trade, health care and even top managerial positions. This special event is designed to help put you face to face with companies with open positions which they are looking to This years event will also include a Career Fair. Several of the areas top schools for continuing education, local universities and vocational/ technical institutes will be on hand. bright career prospects of tomorrow. For additional information contact:


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6 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Corey Ave.,from front page Illustrations and graphics to be presented at the meetings will show proposed ideas that fall into three broad categories: include a couplet design for a set of one-way segments that would circle around Corey Avenue on Blind Pass, 75th Avenue, Gulf Boulevard, and 73rd Avenue. improvements that are intended to provide a more comfortable environment for pedestrians, beautify the streets, guide visitors, and heighten the visual identity of the Corey Avenue District. opportunities for development or redevelopment that could boost activity in the district and catalyze private investment. The community workshop on March 26 will have a presentation and structured activities for public input on the concepts, while the open house on March 27 will allow for close-up individual inspection and comment before the presentation and discussion at the City Commission workshop. In addition to the evening meetings open to the general public, the Baker team is scheduling daytime meetings with property and business owners and key community leaders who are most affected by the improvements or who could play a role in carrying them out. The following events are open to the public. at Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive; Community Open House at City p.m., City Commission Workshop at City Hall, 155 Corey Avenue. Questions can be directed to Mike Beach, by calling 727-363-9232 or emailing citymanager@stpetebeach. org. The city website has a page dedicated to the project at http:// corey-avenue-district-plan.html.Big Book Sale! The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library located on the St. Petersburg College N. and 67th St. N. puts over 1,000 books on its shelves for a 50% off sale. Most books will be less than $1. The half-price sale begins Monday, March 17th through Saturday, March 22nd during bookstore hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 7 Community Law Program Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. every third Friday of the month. You must be 60 years of age or older and qualify with the program. make the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg Attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance and outreach. Players to Hold Membership Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will hold a General Membership Meeting on Friday, March 21st at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at their Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th Street S., in Gulfport. The agenda for this meeting will a proposal to change the date of their Annual Meeting, and a proposal to reduce their Board of Directors by two members. Youll also get to hear a little about their upcoming play, Stepping Out, which will open on April 3rd at the Hickman Theater. All current members of the Gulfport Community Players are urged to attend this informative meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Play Ball! A Look Back at Local Baseball at the Gulfport Historical Societys Porch Party Love baseball? Think the ongoing saga of whether St. Pete can keep a team is new? Then dont miss the Gulfport Historical Societys porch party Friday night. Mark Panuthos, a Seminole-based historian, will league in Florida, the Florida State League. Learn about the Tampa Smokers, the St. Petersburg Saints, the Cigar City League, and notables like Babe Ruth and Kennesaw Mountain Landis. Panuthos wll explain how they all tie into St. Petersburg baseball. If you love baseball, this talk is a home run. Panuthos, who teaches at St. Petersburg College and Admiral Farragut, writes for the Society for American Baseball Research and has a graduate history degree from Society porch parties are free, as are the talks, although the Society will accept donations if offered. Doors open at 6:30; the presentation starts shortly after 7. If youd like to bring a dish to share, we encourage that, but we want you to come with our without food. BYOB. members on April 7. If you wish to vote in this election, Friday is the last day you may join the Society. Membership costs $5. The Society takes cash or check at the Museum, but if you wish to pay with a credit card you may do so online at Street South. See you Friday night!


8 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Players are Stepping Out The Gulfport Community Players will be opening a comedy by Richard Harris entitled, Stepping Out, at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport on April 3rd. This play will run through April 20th. This show has been a play, a musical, and a movie. The director, Richard Rosen, is doing it as a play, although it does have plenty of music and dancing in it. Its not often you have a choreographer for a play, but this play has an excellent one by the name of Rose Mallare. She has had her work cut out for her, to say the very least! The cast includes Vivian Rossbach, Aleesa Shaw, Elizabeth Bell, Eileen Navarro, Suzy Fritz, Pat Mahan, Jean Pelligrini, Kevin Lawrence, Annie Murren, Jennifer Casler, Mason Mills, and Eddy Ganim. Stepping Out has got tap dancing in it, a lot of tap dancing, to some great music of yesteryear. Its also got a very moving story to tell about a group of people, of different ages and backgrounds, all of whom, for different reasons, decide to take tap dancing classes in the basement of a church. Most of these people have never tapped danced before, so youll see their ups and downs as they slowly try to advance in their training. Their instructor, named Mavis, has seven ladies and one gentleman in her class. But, as you probably can imagine, anytime you get a diverse combination of people together for a common goal, youre going to get a lot of drama to go along with it. The main focus of the play is on these dramas that develop in the lives of the teacher and her students as they work towards their goal of putting on a recital in front of a real audience. Tickets are just $15, and you can get them by calling 727-322-0316 for will-call tickets, or at the door before curtain (cash or checks only). Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The Hickman Theater is located on Beach Blvd. at 26th Ave. S., in Gulfport. There will be plenty of free parking too. Visit their web site at: for more information about this play or the Gulfport Community Players.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 9 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 10x10 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 Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting season on Saturday, April 5th from 7 to 11 am. Please note these serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina area. Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. They especially thank all of you who faithfully support their many food activities. 100% of their net Activity proceeds go into their Community help programs, especially sight related activities plus their Annual Christmas toys and food distributions. Walden Presents Did Someone Say Murder? Care to attend murder night? Join an array of wacky characters as they dine and watch the worlds greatest detective, Rathbone, solve murders right in front of their eyes. Theres only one catch anyone can be the victim, and youre on your Can Rathbone solve the mystery before the killer runs out of murder victims? Can you solve the mystery before Rathbone does, or will the killer manage to escape the evening and kill again? Murders, false identities, spies, double-crossings, tricks, surprises, thrills and a most scrumptious chicken-broccoli Alfredo dinner propel this mystery to its deliciously shocking ending. Walden School, a private middle school in Gulfport, will present the play, Did Someone Say Murder?, by David J. LeMaster on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21. This is a dinner theater production and a meal of chicken-broccoli alfredo will be served. Seating is between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under). Please call Walden School at 727-321-7441 for more information.


10 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Letters Political harassment Dear Editor: Please Help! I have been the "victim" of Political Harassment! Yesterday I received seven (7) calls, and one knock at my door, telling me to vote! These came from the Democrats for Alex Sink, and I am a registered Democrats. On March 10th I received 7 calls! On March 9th only 3!! These came from 727266-5917 (the majority) and 727And, I received almost daily emails requesting my vote and my money support. I am sorry, but this amounts to harassment! I do not vote strictly along party lines, but for the person I think is the best candidate for the job. Thus I plan to re-register under Independent so that I should Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. never have to experience Political Harassment again!!! Is this what we have to look forward to? Is this what it will be like for all elections? The almost constant requests for funds is obscene. Apparently, too much money is required to get elected these days. calls, knocks on the door, emails, not to mention the omni present tv ads, all add up to too much money required to get elected! Something needs to change. I am DREADING the next Presidential elections!Norma M. RobinsonRe: Somethin' on my Mind (Mar. 13) Dear Editor: I can understand Bill Northrop hating on pedestrians-not really...but you publish his racist articles too? On behalf of the entire Gulfport community, I am appauled! Your work ethics are not admirable. ordinance in our city to protect dignity and rights to ensure a safe multi-diverse culture. This article sounds like it is from the 1900's. Outrageous.Echo Morris, via FacebookRelocate skate park Dear Editor: I would like the city manager and fellow residents to the skate park on 54th St. And Tangerine Ave S. There is no logical reason for a skate park to be located in a residential neighborhood and every reason to place it near the auxiliary police station on 49th St. Since its inception the skate park has attracted unsupervised and undisciplined teens, drug dealers and into our backyards. The surrounding residential neighborhood is becoming a battleground. The regulations for using the park are almost never enforced. Helmets? One kid in a hundred wears one. Local parents cannot send their children unattended. Vagrants sleep in the small playground. park near the auxiliary police station are obvious. There is plenty of space. Good parking. Supervision nearby. Good public transportation. Noise would not be a factor. If you thought it was a good idea to convert the tennis courts into a are still on city council please admit your mistake and move the thing to where it belongs, 49th St or adjacent to the recreation center. In the short term, can we have security cameras installed and monitored? Can we enforced the existing codes? Can we require and inspect licenses? And one more question: if a child is injured in this park due to failure of Gulfport to enforce existing codes, and sues the city, are you all prepared to pay?Diana Schafer


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 11 Sasseo Primitivo Salento 2010This wine is from Italy, Apulia region, Salento sub-region. Made from a strict selection of grapes exclusively of the Primitivo variety grown on a terrain of reddish ochre earth mixed with slabs of limestone that have been crushed, and following 12 months in casks of Slavonian oak as well as appropriate bottleageing. This wine offers the nose full and intense aromas with hints of plums, jams is warm and soft and expresses a highly mature fruitiness, supported by a pleasant complex of sweet tannins. This is a great wine for only $15. Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years. Introductory Digital Photography Workshop Do you feel overwhelmed by all the features your camera offers? Are you unsure what your camera can and cant do? 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 lifetimes exploration of photography. After taking this workshop, participants are eligible for the Intermediate digital workshop. For more information or to register call 727-363-9245. Bring your camera (with a charged battery) and a pen or pencil for any notes.


12 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Spring Flea Market at Pasadena Church Pasadena Community Church is sponsoring their annual Spring Flea Market on Saturday, March 29th 227 70th Street S. Sale items will include unique gifts, toys, books, collectables, clothing, glassware, furniture and other gently used household articles. The grill will open at 1015 a.m for those tasty Daves Dawgs. Soft drinks and snacks will also be available. This church-wide sale event is a fundraiser for church outreach and mission projects. For information or to donate or volunteer, call Kay Benson at 341-1296 or Barbara ext. 214. Learn How to Use Your Marine Radio DSC Marine Radio will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, March 26 from 7-9 p.m. VHF radio is the mainstay of coastal communication and essential for emergency communications. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is rapidly becoming a reality as more Coast Guard Rescue 21 System operations go live. This seminar explains basic VHF operation. A CD is included with a DSC Simulator that allows you to practice on your computer at home. The handy waterproof McGraw-Hill included with essential information that you should have aboard. Course will be held at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $30 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register on-line at Toddler Storytime Come join them at Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! For more information


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 13 Music & DancingTues/Thurs7-10pmKaraokeFriday Night Saturday NightSouthern Nights We H ave Pull Ta bs Se rv ing L unch! T ue/T hu/F ri 11~3Complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa$5.00BREAKFAST BUFFET8:30am-11:00am SUNDAY BREAKFAST All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti,Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Toast$6.00S.A.L. DinnerSaturday, Mar. 22, 4:30~6:30pmCountry Pork Ribs, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Veggies, Roll/Butter, Dessert ~ $8.50White Fish Baked w/ Wine Sauce or Battered, French Fries, Slaw, Roll/Butter, Dessert ~ $7.75~ or ~ Friday, Mar. 21, 4:30~6:30pm Ne xt Blood Bank TB A 347-6085 Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m. Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. CLUB HOURS: ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th Avenue SouthAMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next Luncheon will be on March 21at Banquet Masters, Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. The speaker will be Dick and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. For reservations Gulfport Rec Spring Break Info Spring Break is March 24th March Center has a fun week planned with activities. The program is for children in Kindergarten to age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for nonresidents. Fees are $55 for the week for residents and $110 for the week for non-residents. Space is limited Program hours are 7:30 a.m.:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Registration Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or online at Departments Leisure Services Gulfport Emergency Notications The City of Gulfport is utilizing a new service through the Gulfport Police Department called the First Call the event of an emergency, Firstcall immediately delivers emergency and the Emergency Operations Center staff within seconds. This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Gulfport to be informed of any pending emergencies through the use of land line phones, text messages, and email, commented Gulfport Police Public Information For those who do not have internet, The Gulfport Public Library will offer assistance in signing up people system. We have several computers here for the public and this would be a great way to get Gulfport citizens on board Library Director, Dave Mather. service, please visit https:// Spanish for Beginners II Do you speak Spanish but not your sentences in Spanish? Have you no one to practice the Spanish you already know? Then this is the class for you. During this eight week class you will be able to read a story in Spanish and comprehend the meaning of each word. Conversational Spanish for Beginners II on Mondays from week session (all materials provided). Classes start Monday, March 17th. Fees are payable to the Recreation Center by March 15. Native Spanish speaker will guide you into the language experience you are looking for. Must register by calling 727


14 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 TI Pancake Breakfast The Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Robbys Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April Treasure Island Community Center. For tickets or additional information, please contact the Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce at (727)3604121. Support the Flea Market at Beth Sholom The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Sholom of Gulfport is having Thursday, Friday and Sunday, March 3 p.m. each day. They will be closed on Saturday. Items for sale include clothing, collectables, house wares, books, art, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes as well as electronics, computers, printers, etc. The sale will be held at 54 Street S. in Gulfport. Golf Tournament to Benet BCHS Mark your calendar to play in the Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc. Golf Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday May 10, 2014, @ 1:00pm at Seminole Lakes Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. Seminole, Florida. Tournament fee $125 per person or a foursome for $400, which includes a round of golf, cart, dinner awards ceremony and complimentary water while playing and the opportunity to win lots of prizes. Tournament proceeds will go to the Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame, created to support Boca Ciega High Schools goals and programs that promote leadership, instill values, and develop character and prepare students to be successful. prizes that you may want to donate. Another option is to purchase a hole sponsor sign for $100 to advertise your corporation or your name and graduating year, or donate a door prize from your class, yourself or your corporation. This year the tournament is dedicated in memory of the former BCHS Coach Gerry Ramsberger, who recently passed and who was loved by all at Bogie students and he will long be remembered for his love of coaching, all sports, his teaching and serving students. So gather up your classmates, friends and come out for a great round of golf and support the many causes to better Bogie. Tournament information, please call Tournament 2165 or Steve Hodges at (727) 7092612 or (727) 573-3594 or e-mail @ or hodgesnh@ or HCA Health Talks: Preventing Falls On Monday, March 24th at 2:30 pm come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. to learn about strategies, safety and exercises to help prevent falls. People who experience a fear of falling often limit their physical activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and balance problems, making the risk of falling even increased balance each contribute to preventing falls and injuries. Presented by St Petersburg General Hospital 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


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 15 South Pasadena Artspring Exhibition All are welcome to the City of South be held at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South. The exhibit consists of artwork produced in clay, wood, metals, glass, paper, photography, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings from over 100 local artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information call City Hall at 727-347-4171.Chamber Presents Glitz and All That Jazz The St. Petersburg Womens Chamber of Commerce is presenting Glitz and All That Jazz, a luncheon, fashion show and card party, at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club on March 27 beginning at 11 a.m. with a social and lunch served at 12 p.m. Chicos will host the fashion show followed by the card party. Recipients of the funds raised will be The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, The Downtown Waterfront Parks Foundation and Bill Edwards Foundation. Reservations for $50 each which includes valet parking may be made with Joan Jaicks, 459 Bayview Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33704.Gulfport Co-ed Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have registration for teams to participate in the 2014 Co-ed Softball League. The 10-game season will be played on Thursday nights beginning April 3rd with a 6-team maximum. League fees are check and are due by Monday, March 31st. For more information please Toastmasters to Sponsor Youth Program 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 gives young people an opportunity to master the skills needed to succeed goals lead them. Participants will be taught how to overcome their fear of public speaking, acquire listening skills, organize their thoughts in a logical manner, convincingly present their ideas and opinions, give and receive suggestions for improvement, and lead group discussions. The Youth Leadership Program kicks off Monday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. sharp. The hour-long sessions are held in the Community Room of the Gulfport Library, 5501 is no fee for this program and all materials are provided. Students are only expected to show up on time ready to participate fully. Wright at 727-692-9057 or send her an email at kellylinwright@hotmail. com for more information.


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Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 17 Salute to the Military and First RespondersBy Betsy Judge The Veterans of South Pinellas County are broadening the scope of their annual fundraising event to This years Salute to the Military and First Responders on March 29 will kickoff with the traditional pancake breakfast on the roof of the Hurricane Restaurant. Pancakes, bacon and sausage will be prepared by a crack team of chefs from Hard Down below, 9th and 10th Avenues along with a portion of Gulf Way will be closed to make way for a street fair, classic car show and an entertainment stage. The street fair will be open from selling food, drinks and arts and crafts along with a craft beer garden with wine and sponsors booths. The classic car show presented by Premium Productions also begins activities will be open at 10 a.m. The 2 p.m. Six bands will take the stage from noon until 10 p.m. The line up includes Tommy Bahama Arnold, The Sons of the American Legion All Star Band, Channel Z Band, Funky Seeds, Horses Wild and Fremont John Acoustic Thunder. The one big break in entertainment will be for the military induction ceremony in the afternoon. They are printing 700 event T-shirts which will be available for sale sponsored by restaurants in Pass-aGrille and St. Pete Beach. Tickets for the pancake breakfast and are available at the door are are responders and military in uniform eat for free. Proceeds from this years event will and Support The Troops in Wesley is the Gold Shield Foundation which provides support to the families of For more information go to www. them on Facebook. Bay Area Button Club Swap-n-Shop The Annual Bay Area Button Club Swap-n-Shop will be held on Saturday, March 22 at Park Station (Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce), Room 101 in Pinellas is suggested at the door. Call Pam


18 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 This Weeks Solution Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com A Princess Ball Daddy/Daughter Dance Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop school age girls and an adult father Scout to attend. It will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 7-10 p.m. at Gulfport Casino Ballroom 5500 Shore Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Enjoy music by DJ David, free punch. Memory patches are $2 and Critter Creature Dolls are $15. Adult chaperone and 1st girl costs $40, additional girls with same chaperone are $10 each. Call Brenda at 727German American Society News On March 22nd, the German 66th Street N. in Pinellas Park will celebrate their annual Bock Beer Fest, (even though they will not have play for your dancing and listening pleasure, and they will have a bit of a surprise for all to enjoy. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. (New time) their kitchen will be open from 6 p.m. service bar will be open until 11 p.m. (new time). The dress code is Florida Semi-Formal (no shorts other than


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 19 The Gabs : "The vision that guides my priorities is for St Pete Beach to be a healthy and safe home for our residents while being a quintessential destination for the guests we host. A common goal in health and safety for our residents and guests is to ensure that our commission makes wise decisions regarding repairs and upgrades to our wastewater management system. Our commission will equally celebrate the vibrancy of our city as several spring events on the horizon. :"As the Gulfport councilmember-elect for Ward Three, I have a complete and thorough understanding of city operations, individual departments, the budget and expectations of my role. I will also seek to quickly understand where we are on key issues and upcoming discussions that I may soon have to address at city council meetings and/ or workshops. : "As I mentioned repeatedly during the campaign through the proper channels and do whatever I can to end the lawsuits that have been such an impediment to redevelopment in our city. :"Corey Avenue redevelopment, With the Baker Group coming back with information gathered when they were here in February." P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek


20 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Wednesday Mini Concerts During Lent Jim Inmon, musician at St. Albans will be offering a free mini organ concert at noon each Wednesday during Lent. The concerts will be 15 to 20 minutes and feature music for meditation and renewal. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat afterwards in the Churchs Welcome Center. Questions? Call the Church 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 6 p.m. and Easter Sunday Service on April 20th at 10 a.m. with Bishop Schaefer to preside and preach. All are welcome.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, they invite you to visit one of their Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:3010:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state.


22 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Art Guild Workshops Weekly workshops at Treasure Island continue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings for members and non-members. The Wednesday workshop, Anything Goes, is held in the Garden Room at TI Community Center 106th Ave and Park Place on Wed. from 9:30 to noon and artists may use the medium of their choice. At some of the meetings an instructor is available to help or to demonstrate techniques. The Thursday workshop is held at the Ave from 9:30 to noon. Bruce Kotchey, local acrylic artist helps with suggestions and techniques. The Friday portrait workshop is also held at TI City Hall Auditorium from 9:30 to noon and features a live model. Artists are encouraged to work on their own with the medium of their choice. Members and non-members are welcome at all workshops. For more information please visit the website at www. South PasadenaConrmation of Election Results and Installation of Commissioners A regular commission meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, March 25 at 9:00 elected commissioners. A special commission meeting will immediately follow the meeting; at this special meeting the commission will appoint a vice-mayor and also hold an administrative workshop. Scholarship for South Pasadenans The City of South Pasadena is offering its annual $2,000 scholarship award, available to residents for any educational opportunity. Residents have until May 30 to apply. Get an application at city hall, located at 7047 Sunset Drive South, or from the citys web site, s. For more information call 347-4171. Beautication Awards South Pasadena homes and businesses, you could be this years winner! The city will give out awards in the following c ategories: single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial. The public must be able to view all entryways. at its April 25 Arbor Day celebration. Flags Day. Arbor Day South Pasadenas Arbor Day celebration will take place at 6 p.m. on April 25 in Galatea Garden (7015 Sunset Drive South). Students from Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School will perform and also participate in a poster contest using recycled materials. Bring your own chairs. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Hibiscus Hall at city hall. South Pasadena City Hall Closures South Pasadena city hall will be closed on the following dates: Monday, May 26 Memorial Day.


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24 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Where have you been lately? Bahamas? Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with others as you hear about their experiences at a new discussion group, Bon Voyage that meets on the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport. Ester, cruise specialist from Four Seasons Travel and Cruise will be here to give you great tips and insider information. Dont miss out! Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727Learn Hawaiian Hulas with Kalina Moonlight Lady and Hukilau will be the dances learned during this 19th on Wednesdays. The class is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is $40 for the session or $10 per class located at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard S. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! Please call Kalina at 727-251-0424 for more information. Spring Jazz Concerts The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor three spring concerts: On Thursday, April 3, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Banquet Masters, Park.Admission is $10. Call 727The Three Thin Guys will play from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for a poolside barbecue at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, Sun Boulevard, Isla Del Sol. Reservations only: $30/35. Call 727596-7142 or visit jazzreservations@ On Thursday, April 17, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play a memorial concert from 7 to Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park. No fee; donations requested. Call 727HCA Health Talks Preventing Falls On Monday, March 24th at 2:30 p.m. come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. to learn about strategies, safety and exercises to help prevent falls. People who experience a fear of falling often limit their physical activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and balance problems, making the risk of falling even increased balance each contribute to preventing falls and injuries. Presented by St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 25 Azalea Open House Rain Date An open house for the new Middle Grades Engineering Gateway to Technology program at Azalea Middle School scheduled for Monday (March 17) was postponed due to inclement weather. The open house will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20 at Petersburg. Gulfport Mens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have registration for teams to participate in the 2014 Mens Recreational Softball League. The 10-game season will be played on Tuesday nights beginning April 1st with a 6-team maximum. League cash or check and are due by Monday, March 31st. For more information 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 Sinatras 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 Franks mannerisms and his singing voice will take the audience on an amazing musical journey. Its as if Frank walked off of the screen and on to the stage to perform for the audience. Dont 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. S. Visit Tony Sands website at www. Get Tickets for Passa-Grille Home Tour Tickets for the 17th Pass-a-Grille Home Tour are now available. The tour on March 22nd from homes, drinks and light refreshments at the Pass-a-Grille Womens Club clubhouse, and noted local historians at the Gulf Beaches Museum and artists at the Suntan Art Center. Busses taking patrons on the tour where patrons may shop or dine at local establishments with special home tour deals. Tickets are $20 and are limited. To purchase tickets online go to pagwc. com. Attention Young Scientists! Every Monday from 3-4 p.m. the Gulfport Public Library hosts an after-school science and engineering club for children in grades K-5th. Build with Legos and try a new science experiment every week! Parents are more than welcome to join in on the


26 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 By Holiday Mathis The recent equinox was a new birth, awakening fresh awareness and revealing the buds of dreams that will blossom in the weeks to come. But its not all sunshine and excitement. Stretching can be uncomfortable, growing can be painful, and the most interesting knowledge is often received like a shock. Adjustments will be made and more easily than you think as we head toward the new moon in Aries on March 30th. (Feb. 19-March 20). If you had the chance to enter into another persons being, see with that persons eyes and feel with his or her heart, would you do it? You would, you regularly do, and you will again this week. Your powers of empathy border on otherworldly, and youll continue to use this cosmic gift to great effect. (March 21-April 19). The voice in your head rattles off a constant stream of talk every waking moment, but sometimes you let days go by without pausing to have a proper conversation with it. This week brings a you-to-you powwow that will change the way you approach Wednesday and everything after. (April 20-May 20). Whats wise isnt always smart, and whats smart isnt always wise. Midweek case in point: Not quite understanding your loved one, you will likely opt to give this person the him or her, overlooking the details and ignoring the semantics. (May 21-June 21). Some believe that the bonds of love dont have to end in a lifetime, that they stretch beyond the limits of this earthly experience. Whether or not thats true, this week brings the sense that unseen loving forces are gently guiding your awareness or explanation. (June 22-July 22). An odd mix of characters is part of the fun this week. You may be worried about how people with vastly different backgrounds and personalities are going to mesh. Try not to make snap judgments. Hold off and see what happens. People are more accepting and forgiving than you might have thought. (July 23-Aug. 22). Some people listen. Some dont bother with the listening and opt to simply wait until those who dont even wait for you to and should neither be tolerated nor perpetrated. Youll improve relationships with awareness of this aspect of communication. (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Ever the upholder of justice, you sometimes feel that you should be above making critical errors. Is it cheating to chalk the mistakes up to experience? Certainly not! This is how you learn, improve and, more importantly, become compassionate and humans. Celebrate folly. (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Relaxation in the early week will set you up for relaxes, your mind will do the heavy lifting necessary to be ready to handle life. The hard mental work includes what to remember and, even more importantly, what to ignore. (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Someone seems to be forming an expectation of you and possibly an unreasonable one. This could have you feeling on edge. Just remember that your responsibility is to be true to who you are and that there is no you to be if its not aligned with your essence. (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youll feel like adding to your possessions. Consider not only the asking price, but also the ongoing investment youre likely to make. Youll have the best luck with this if you get rid of something that takes up an equal amount of mental or physical space. The less you have the less you need to manage. (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you are really ready to work, anyone around. Youll set records and amaze people, especially yourself. But when youre not ready to work, you can lollygag with the best of em. Your success will depend on knowing what it takes to get you into the working mindset. The great thinkers didnt become so bright because they had easy lives in which every need was catered to. Most were trying to solve immediate problems or create something that was sorely needed. Remember this as you encounter this weeks challenges, which form the training ground for greatness. : You have a knack for choosing the most helpful perspective in relation to your goals. You will live in the moment often this year, though youll also take into consideration the long-term effects of your decisions. In this sense, you are both child and adult. Relationships become closer in April. You will start a business, investment or program in late May. The needs of family must be weighed against your own plans and dreams through August. Remember that you are important! Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6 Open Mic Beach Party Hosted by Mark Blackwood Karaoke Mike Furman Weather permitting


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 27 Live in Color Meditation Live in color meditations: The art of breathing in color. A new meditation class will be starting at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Thursday, March 27th. The class will be from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per class and $5 for seniors. For more information and questions, please Save the Date The 20th annual Springfest will take place along the green and treecovered expanse of Gulfports 7.5 acre Clymer Park (5501 27th Avenue S.), along the Beach Blvd. approach to the Citys historic waterfront district, on Saturday, April 12th, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The theme of the event features Springfest as a Garden, Art and Faerie Festival. For one day only, the park will be transformed into an enchanted village inhabited by costumed faeries, sprites, gnomes, ogres and trolls. Renaissance-era characters, gypsies, minstrels, wizards and roving entertainers in costume will also stroll through the event. All visitors are encouraged to join in the spirit of Springfest by donning wings, or any imagination-inspired attire. Two costume contests will take place to recognize the most colorfully-clad visitors, one for the little ones and another for older folks. The event is free, family and dogfriendly, and open to the public. Activities and entertainment for all ages will be offered. A wide variety of activities and entertainment will include a May pole dance, a faerie house contest, garden art and plant sale and live music. A childrens area will offer many activities including tiara-making, face painting, pixie dusting, bubble blowing, a faerie Vendors will offer live garden Renaissance-period items, clothing, jewelry, art, hand-made crafts and more. Assorted food and drink vendors will be on hand, and an enchanted beer garden will offer adult beverages. Live music will be performed throughout the day. Free parking is available on site and free trolley rides to and from off-site parking areas will be offered. Springfest is hosted by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. Co-sponsors include the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport Merchants Association, Bright House Networks, Paradise News, The City of Imagination and other community groups. For more information, visit and like Springfest on Facebook/ Gulfport Springfest or call 727322-5217. Vendor space and sponsorship opportunities for Springfest are still available. Applicants may include, but are not limited to: faerie theme, fantasy, Renaissance, plants and gardening, garden art, artists, craftspersons, food and beverages, corporate sponsors, and 501(c)(3) members will receive a discount. All merchants are asked to decorate their displays with a theme appropriate for the event, including faeries, fantasy, gardens, Renaissance or medieval periods. The merchandise itself need not be themed. Apply at


28 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on March 25 at 10 a.m. and learn about Florida friendly landscaping. Bring pen and paper for notes and I will have literature to pass out. Anyone who has a group can contact me at Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet Natalie in the pavilion.Parliamo litaliano! Lets speak Italian! Two classes are coming to the Gulfport Recreation Center that begin on Tuesday, April 29th, Italian for Travelers and Beginners Conversational Italian. The four week Italian for Travelers class will prepare you for your Italian vacation by teaching you to communicate in Italian. Covering everything from eating to shopping to train travel youll become a knowledgeable and stress free traveler! This class is from 6:15 to 7:15 pm and the cost is $60. The eight week Beginners Conversational Italian class is designed for those with little or no Italian speaking skills. Whether you are reconnecting with your Italian heritage or youve always been interested in learning Italian this cost is $120. Professor Roberto will teach both classes. He attended the degree in the Italian language and has been teaching Italian in the Tampa Bay area for twelve years. Roberto will share twenty four years of traveling to Italy and a lifetime of lessons learned from his mother, a native of Naples, Italy. For more information contact Roberto at Gulfport recreation center and students must be registered by April 22nd.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 29 ABWA Luncheon and Fashion Show American Business Womens Association presents Fashion Tropical Luncheon and Fashion show on Saturday, April 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Boulevard S. in Gulfport. Fashions provided by Patchington, Isla Del Sol Shopping Village in St. Petersburg. Luncheon includes Almond Chicken Salad, coffee, tea and dessert, 50/50 drawing, silent auction and valuable gift baskets. Cost is $25. Call Denise Coffee at 727-403-6441. All proceeds Fund. Marine Yard Sale returns to Eckerd College Marine Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eckerd Waterfront, 4200 54th Avenue S., St. Petersburg. Proceeds support the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team (EC-SAR). More than 1,000 people are expected to turn out for the sale, which features used boats and marine equipment, including a large selection of power and sailboats, motors, accessories and electronics sold at discounted rates. sale. EC-SAR is a highly trained group of volunteer students and alumni who provide maritime search and rescue to the Tampa Bay boating community. All team members receive extensive training in basic radio communication skills, seamanship, technical rescue, emergency medicine and navigation. More than 500 assists are performed each year. For more information about the sale, contact Scott Ferrara at 727Learn Hawaiian Hulas with KalinaMoonlight Lady and Hukilau will be week session starting March 19th on Wednesdays. The class is from 10:30 to 11:30 am and is $40 for the 5 week session or $10 per class located at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! Please call Kalina, 727-2510424 for more information. Where have you been lately? Bahamas? Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with others as you hear about their experiences at a NEW discussion group, Bon Voyage that meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport. Ester, cruise specialist from Four Seasons Travel and Cruise will be here to give you great tips and insider information. Dont miss out!! Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. Call Rachel at 727


30 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 USCG Safe Boating Program Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and March classes include: April classes include: April1st: Piloting Your Boat Boat Part B (Chart Exercise), April 15th: Powering Your Boat. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim Take a SelfDefense Class Dont be a victim. Become more aware of your surroundings, learn to defend yourself and escape the holds or grabs of an attacker. Selfdefense classes are now beginning at Bay Vista Recreation Center, 7000 4th Street S., Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $25/4 classes. For more information call 727Bay Vista Recreation Center classes and Parks and Recreation activities, visit website at www.stpeteparksrec. org. Caregivers Support Group 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 Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. Call Rachel at 727Wheelchair Basketball Players Wanted Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg is seeking participants (male and female) for the Paralympic Therapeutic Sports Ministry (TSM) wheelchair basketball game. TSM is offering wheelchair basketball to inspire youth and adults whose daily lives require the use of wheelchairs. An exhibition game between the Orlando Magic Wheels and Tampa Bay Strong Dogs will be held at Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 March 22 starting at 10 a.m. The game will showcase two well-known paraplegic teams, joined by local St. Petersburg community players. If you or someone you know is interested in playing for the Mt. Zion team or volunteering to help, please contact Coach CeCe, TSM Coordinator at sportstrainer22@tampabay., or Rev. Charles Ray at 727


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 31 Donations Needed Its time for spring cleaning! But remember One mans trash could be another mans treasure. The Gulfport Senior Center accepts gently used donations for the monthly Center is also in need of all occasion greeting cards. All donations are tax deductible. For more information on what is accepted and drop off times, please Country Gospel Sing-a-Long Country Gospel Sing A Long is now held at Victory Church of the Kenneth City. Ed Hoehn and his son Tyler will be with them on March 23 at 6:30 p.m. Tyler is about 13 years old and is planning on being a missionary to Germany. Call 727565-5244 or email to cgospelsing@ Polish American Society News The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) is open with live bands on Sundays through May 4th. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with music, 3-6 p.m. Please RSVP for dinner to for members, $7 for non-members. Become a member! Polish dinner for $7 on Sunday. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. Kids are welcome! Join them for a Tea Dance on March 26th. Lessons from 11:30-12:30 p.m., $3, dance from 1-3:30 p.m. with Bobby Tess on trumpet. Cost is $7. Yoga to Soothe the Body and Soul Are you feeling anxious, stiff, overwhelmed, unbalanced, stressed calming yoga practices learn to bring peace and serenity back into your life. The series of classes will focus on breath work, visualization and simple movement to balance body, mind and spirit. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Please join p.m. at the Suntan Art Center/Don Vista located at 3300 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Preregistration is requested. Please contact Beth Cole at 727-367-6554. Become a Lifeguard Participants must be 15 years or older and must complete a pre-test in order to continue in the class. The pre-test consists of treading water for 2 minutes using legs only, swimming 300 yards without stopping and swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick from bottom, resurface and swim back to the starting point and exit non-residents and registration is Check out or call 727-363-9245 for more information. Fine Dining every Friday Come join them at the Sons of Italy, 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg 3-course dinner. Happy hour is from 4-5 p.m. Cost is $10; donations to the reservations.


32 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG.51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriSquirrels Nibble on Gulfports Tree Lights the majority of the lights on the trees on Beach Boulevard are broken. Since Beach Boulevard is the main focal point of Gulfport, shouldnt we do our best in making sure it is esthetically pleasing for visitors? Any idea on whose job Blame the squirrels. They like the taste of wiring, says City Manager Jim OReilly. The city manager says tree growth and the preponderance of squirrels who enjoy the taste of the wiring has caused damage to the lights. Gulfports Parks Department has ultimate responsibility for repairing the lights, and right now theyre working with the Gulfport Merchants' Association (GMA), to rewire and rework the decorative lights in the trees. In the coming year, the city will install a new light pattern. The new pattern will also allow for easier maintenance than the current system, which requires a bucket truck. "We are aware of this ongoing issue and have included $12,000 in the citys annual budget for tree light repairs and improvements," City Manager Jim OReilly says. The city did not have an immediate solution for the squirrels gastronomic proclivities, but the city manager said he hoped that by wrapping the lights lower the squirrels may lose interest. Gulfport Resident has Exhibition at Ruth Hall Gulfport Resident, Janet Folsom has an exhibition of her paintings at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. The show Teen Afternoons at the Library Hey Teens! Come hang out with Sherri and Cailey Wednesday afternoons at the Gulfport Library from 3-4:30. They play Xbox, watch movies, help with homework, listen to music, and just hang out and have fun. For more information contact Cailey at or 727Legion 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 wont want to miss it. Even if you have seen the show before, it 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 Hospital. To get your tickets, drop in at The American Legion, 6999 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach or call 727-367-1596.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 33 Foster Homes Needed There are more than 3,500 dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. When you open your heart and your home to foster children, you open the possibilities for them. For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call the Eckerd Recruitment Line tollMaking City Services Available Soon Childs Park and southwestern St. Pete residents will have a satellite city hall at the local YMCA. This past week, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg jointly announced they would open a Childs Park YMCA Were here to serve the people of the Sunshine City. Thats why partnering with the YMCA to provide better access to City Hall is a fantastic opportunity, explained Mayor Rick Kriseman following the announcement. At the Y, we believe that strengthening the community happens when we work together, added David Jezek, President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg. We value our strong partnership with the city of St. Petersburg, and believe that our community will accessibility. Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, St. Affairs, David Flintom, Director of the Mayors Action Center, and Small Business Liaison Jessica Eilerman will work at the Childs Park YMCA from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. the near future. In addition to the governmentsponsored services, the Childs parenting workshops, teen advisory councils, and afterschool care (among other programs). The YMCA makes its services available to everyone and does not deny people because of their inability to pay for those services.


34 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Local Obituaries Pasadena, died March 10, 2014. Mass at 11:30 a.m. on March 15, St. John Vianney Catholic Church on St. Pete Beach. Details and guestbook at 59, of St. Pete Beach passed away March cancer and liver disease. Celebration of Life 5 p.m. March 15th at Paradise Grille, 900 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, Pasadena, passed away on 3/17/2014 with her children by her side. She is the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimers, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Clearwater, FL. There will be a celebration of life in memory of Joan at Most Holy Name in the social hall on Thursday, March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. Pinellas Park, FL died on March 17, 2014 at Bon Secours Maria Manor. 1931 to Henry John Stuempler and Leona Schleicher, she graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame, Belleville, IL. While working as a secretary to Major Howard Dyste at Scott Air Force Base, she met and later married Thomas A. Thompson, Jr. on Nov. 24, 1951 in Belleville, IL. They were married for 62 years. Ann enjoyed bowling, camping and traveling around the country with her husband. She was an accomplished seamstress and needleworker, and although she couldnt boil water when she married, she learned to cook and bake. Her decorated cakes were a key feature of any birthday celebration. She is survived by her Oreland, PA, Judith Eorgan (Steve) and Thomas J. Thompson (Linda) of St. Petersburg, David Thompson and Anne Rush (Randy) of Pinellas Park, 10 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren, and a sister, Rosemarie Stevens of Belleville, IL. Services to be announced. Donations may be made in her memory to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 http:// or The Alzheimers Association http:// More information at obituary/Ann-L.-Thompson/PinellasPark-FL/1362012.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 35 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Friday, March 28 6:00 10:00pm THE IMPACS Concert & Dance Rock Roll & Remember! 50s & 60s music $15 in advance or $20 at the door Available at the Casino or 727-512-0046 Saturday March 29 8:30pm 12:30am Milonga La Playa with Kathleen & Steve Prucher Dinner Buffet, Argentine Tango Dance & Exhibition $15 Admission 727-742-3368 Monday, March 31 7:00pm-10:15pm USA BALLROOM DANCE U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Association Dance & Lesson Great DJ music, Dance hosts, Show at 8:30pm 727-576-1206 Members $5; Non-members $7 Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance Every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Band & Ballroom Dance Most Sundays 6 10pm $7 Info 727-893-1070 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The following events will be held at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. Call Monday, April 7: Create a Beautiful Shell Collage for the Bath (or Home). A Creative Craft Program. Cost of materials is $4.50. Design. Flower Arranging Circle members will show off their fabulous new finds to be used in Floral Design. 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10: Growing Tropical Citrus and Fruit Trees with guest speaker Jene Van Butsel of Jenes Tropical Fruit Trees. A Horticulture Seminar presented at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22: Florida Native Trees: how, why and where and recognizing tree diseases and how to treat them with guest speaker Tim Murray, ISA Certified Arborist, Murray Tree Service. 1 p.m. Presented by Jungle/Green Fingers Circles of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg.Coffee Club Youre invited to join the Coffee Club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am. Discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another as you learn Scott OBerry. Coffee and doughnuts are provided. 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


36 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 Please visit the Circle of Friends Bookshop at the Library One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays served. Beginning Digital Camera: Saturday, Mar. 22, 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Digital photography is the 1073 or sign up at the Reference Desk. Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, Apr. 3, 1:00 from your new technology. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call Senior Workshop Artists Exhibit: Original paintings on display in our Purdy Friends Room thru Mar. 26. Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. Fridays, 10:00 am 2:00 pm. TAXPAYERS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., Mar. 20, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of Hiroshima ments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the 11:00 am 12:00 pm. Informational presentation on volunteering as a GAL. FMI, contact Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Children 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 welcome to join in on the the fun! Earth Scouts: Tues., Apr. 1, 3:00 4:00 pm. New group, plans to meet on 1st Tues. of the month. Activities for school-age children and teens. Parents welcome. FMI, contact Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday mornand meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Apr. 19, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly program. Enjoy Teen Leadership Workshops: Mondays, starting Mar. 24, 5:30 6:30 pm. Presented by the Gulfport Toastmasters for teens. FMI, contact TEEN GAME ZONE: Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free ReCailey. For more details call Cailey, Youth SerOpen Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm Saturday: 10 am-4 pm All meetings and programs are FREE and CHANGE. WEBSITE: and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who are entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social activities. It ects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a *ItalianStarts Tue., April 29. 6:15-7:15 *Live in Color Mediation-Starts Thurs., Mar 27. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Rasheedah CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 6696 for more information or visit the website Spanish Mon 3 -4 p.m. Call Ivone 727p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. Diane at 459-1399. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for Juniors. Tues., 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-Mcp.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727Call Tamara at 512-2763. chel at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers nual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/biat the Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availabilp.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Search our online catalog:


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 37 The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. For more information, please see 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 up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. Bon Voyage Where have you been lately? Bahamas? Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with other travelers as you hear about their experiences at the NEW discussion group, Bon Voyage that meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Cruise specialist, Ester, from Four provide great tips and insider information. Dont miss out! Variety Show Enjoy a show full of singing, dancing, a bit of comedy, and a few other surprises on Monday, March 24th at 1:30 pm at the Catherine Hickman Theater. Tickets are $6 each or 2 for $10. NO tickets will be sold at the door. HCA Health Talk Preventing Falls Monday, 3/24 @ 2:30 pm. Strength, contribute to preventing falls and injuries. Learn about strategies, safety and exercises to help prevent falls. Day of Pampering Tuesday, 3/25 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Heatherlee with Mary Kay give them a complete makeover. Coffee Club st Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am. Coffee and doughnuts are provided by Scott OBerry as you discuss current events, the economy, and investing in a relaxed setting. 1st Friday Flea Market Friday, 4/4 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm. You never know what Flea Market. A Place for Mom Monday, 4/7 @ 5:30 pm. Whether dealing with a crisis or planning the future, A Place for Mom Senior Living senior care and housing options for you or your loved one at no cost to you. Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tuesday, movie and get a great deal on lunch for only $3.00! This is your Center! Sign up today to enjoy all the classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Ask Rachel to give you a tour! Pick up a copy of the December schedule at the Senior Center or online at The Senior Center currently offers 55 monthly classes for residents over 50 to choose from. Membership required. Senior Center registration is easy and free. FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida residents with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). Cordless and corded phones are available through FTRI at the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the 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 qualify and to make the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg Attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance and outreach. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center facility. Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed Great prices! Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Mondays at 2:00 pm at 2 pm To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www.gulfportseniorfoundation.orgCity Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center Gulfport Getaways Tuesday, 4/8 Fort De Soto. Whether relaxing on the pristine beach, touring the historic fort, or shing the still waters, Fort De Soto is the place to be. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by 4/2. GEMS Members $10 / Non-GEMS Members $12. Price includes roundtrip transportation, parking, and a boxed lunch. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A GEMS MEMBER TO ENJOY GULFPORT GETAWAYS.) months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or download your copy at www.mygulfport. us and click the Senior Center link. Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation. Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070 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.


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Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 39 Community Law Program Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. every 3rd Friday of the month. You must be 60 years of age or older and qualify with the program. Call the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg Attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance and outreach. Gulfport Getaways: Fort De Soto No need to be a GEMS member to enjoy the New Monthly Gulfport Getaways. Enjoy a day of relaxing on the pristine beach, touring the historical fort, or with your Senior Center friends on pole, walking shoes, and water. by April 2nd. GEMS Members $10 / Non-GEMS Members $12. Price includes roundtrip transportation, parking, and boxed lunch. 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 Learn Computer Skills from a Professional Are you 50+ years of age and still in a fog when it comes to computers? Dont let technology get the best of you! Launch a second career or enjoy retirement more by registering today today for the next Beginners Level class starting on Tuesday, April 1st at 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center located at 5501 27th Avenue S. in Gulfport. If youve got the basics down, you might be more suited for the Intermediate Level class starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2nd. Both the Basic and Intermediate level classes are a series of four, one hour sessions. New Toshiba laptop computers with Windows 7 are available for each student. Instructor Anne M. Pemberton, former NASA Systems Engineer is counting down to the next class lift off. Each class is restricted to 10 students or less to provide for more individualized attention. Tuition for the Basic or Intermediate Level is $40 for Gulfport residents, and $50 for non-residents. You may the Gulfport Senior Center or online at www.gulfportseniorfoundation. org. Cash, check or credit card payment is accepted. Call Jane at 727-592-1933.


40 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 South Pasadena Mayors CornerBy Dan Calabria Following is a brief report to bring you up to date on current goings on in the City. As always, we invite you to attend our Regular Commission Meetings, held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Im pleased to announce that this newest Walmart, located at the Pasadena Shopping Center, has announced its grand opening, scheduled for Wednesday, April 9. It could be an interesting event since, Come join us to celebrate and welcome a major new business partner to our city. Work continues at the former IHOP location and we hope to have more A new business partner is in the process of permitting and site planning for a major fast food chain on Pasadena Avenue, (next to Bank of America and across from Body Dynamics) stay tuned. We are anticipating the availability of a new city web site in the very near future, which is currently under construction. We look forward to a more attractive, user friendly, web site that we hope will be more comprehensive and easier to navigate. The new web site will also include a and email address, both of which will be more convenient to use. All of this is part of our arrangement with a new information technology provider to help us keep abreast and updated on the latest computer technology and advances. We will announce when it will be activated and hope you will visit the new website and let us know your opinion of this new step forward in our attempts to enhance our ability to make communicating with us more convenient. In addition, we are pleased to announce a new service for South Pasadena residents and business owners only. As of March 17, residents and business owners can have most documents notarized by the administration department between the hours of 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (this does not include documents which require witnesses). However, you must call city hall in advance at 347-4171 to ensure that a staff notary will be available. Remember this service is available to residents and business owners only, and subject to the judgment of the notary. Please join me in welcoming our new Deputy City Clerk, Brianna Wetherwax, who recently joined us. Say hello to Brianna next time you visit City Hall. If you are a member of a local group (such as a condominium association or other group) and would like me to speak to your members or board, please be sure to let me know. Any subjects related to city activities can be discussed and I will do my best to respond to your questions. If your improvement (zoning, permits, and deputy patrols, for example) or public works (city infrastructure), and Im


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 41 Urban League honors district leaders (L-R): Lakewood High Principal Robert Vicari, Boca Ciega High Principal Michael Vigue and Superintendent Michael A. Grego received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Leadership Award. district leaders at its inaugural Whitney M. Young Jr. Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 27. Superintendent Michael A. Grego, Boca Ciega High Principal Michael Vigue and Lakewood High Principal Robert Vicari received the award. School Board Chairwoman Carol Cook and School Board Member Linda Lerner attended the luncheon, which was held at the Historic Manhattan Casino in St. Petersburg. The Whitney M. Young Jr. Award is given to those in the community who help lead, educate and inspire others. The award is given in honor of Whitney M. discrimination. Other recipients awarded at the banquet were Bob Devin Jones, art director at The Studio @620, Art OHara, president and CEO of RClub Child Care, Inc., Linda Osmundson, executive director of Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) and Lounell Britt, executive director of the James B. Sanderlin Family Center. not able to respond to your question, I will forward those questions to the commissioner currently responsible format and time allotted is up to you, and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule. Please allow at least three weeks advance notice and send your request to the city clerk, Carley Lewis, by phone, email, (cityclerk@ci.souths) or regular mail. In addition, you can also contact me directly at I look forward to hearing from you and meeting with your group. Thank you.PAG Thrift Shop Serves the Community The Thrift Shop of Pass-AGrille Beach Community Church stocks quality used and new items including womens, mens and childrens clothes as well as jewelry, knick-knacks, books and many other items. All items are donated by church and community members and are priced to sell. Proceeds support many community groups including: Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, CASA and church missions. The shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and is located at 17th Ave. and Pass-A-Grille Way in St. Pete Beach.Mayor (cont.d)


42 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Trying to DisconnectSome time ago, I think it was around the time cell phones were coming into existence, or maybe it was earlier when transistor radios were the rage, or whenever being perpetually interconnected, I had an idea for a novel. I never wrote it, but its setting was a time when government or governments required all citizens at birth to be implanted with a radio receiver located on the bone behind the ear so that appropriate government instructions could be delivered at any and all times. and this was before GPS systems, but I must have envisioned governments that could track each individual. At any rate, the plot revolved around parents who refused to permit, or found a way to escape, the implantation. Not only would that defy the government, but it would also make their child the only "unconnected" being in the world. Obviously, he or she would be isolated. She wouldn't hear what others heard, would be unaware of events around her, but most of all couldn't be directed by government. That's as far as I thought it out and About the same time, when for everything and there was a concern about forged social security numbers or people who didn't have social security numbers, I thought it would be a good idea to tattoo your social security onto your body at birth or at immigration. Put it on the bottom of the foot, or the buttocks or torso ( you could lose an appendage, after all), or in some place that well with the receiver implantation. By the way, if you're a nudist, the foot might be the best place. Now, we get to today. My fantasy about a connected world is here. First of all, nearly everyone is electronically connected and it is voluntary. It is our postpartum umbilical cord. There are only a relative handful of people, mostly old, who aren't connected in someway and they'll die out. Any others will just be left out as my heroine in my never written novel would have been. They'll be irrelevant. And, this is all voluntary. Involuntarily, we're told that our government and probably other governments are compiling huge data bases collected from all our electronic (land line, too) transmissions and receptions. From this, on a needs basis (security supposedly) government can paint an accurate portrait of our comings and going, where and with whom, and for how long and how frequently. That's the so-called covert surveillance that doesn't include the recording of all our dealings with the government and private institutions IRS and a myriad of tax collection bodies, courts and courthouse related employment and all those related interactions, welfare, gun permits, lending agencies, and so forth. And, don't forget the personal medical information now required to be collected and preserved. Lay on top of this all the data collected about you by private companies (which fortunately don't have the power to tax, arrest, punish, or require you to do anything) and there isn't anything secret about any of us. Keep in mind that for your security government is watching and collecting from all of these agencies. That makes one wonder who is watching the watchers. Supposedly that is your elected government the way, is complaining that it is being spied upon. If Congress can be watched, the watchers can too and probably are. Watchers are watching watchers who are watching everyone and everything. It's a big wonderful circle spinning 'round and 'round and spitting out information as needed by whatever entity needs it and for a myriad of reasons: security, background checks, political vetting. All of this brings us back to my unwritten novel idea: how do we disconnect? Not only how, but can we, will we be allowed? Could we survive? Who would we have to talk with and how and about what? Would disconnection, a suspicious behavior, itself trigger more surveillance? I think of Jack Reacher, the hero of Lee Child's many novels. He is pretty much disconnected unless he wants to be. He has no car, travels by bus or hitchhikes, discards his old clothes, doesn't use credit cards, secretly taps into his electronic stash of cash, but he does have a recorded past. reality is not. That reality is that we are being watched. More than we know and should want. The argument that it doesn't matter if we haven't been doing anything wrong begs the argument that if that is the nothing wrong with the government requiring all of us to wear tracking and recording devices all the time. We may be there and just not know it. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 43 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm Steakums 1-3pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Music by Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pmemail / another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Steak-O's every 2nd and 4th Tuesday Ladies Auxiliary meet 1st Sunday each month at 11:30am Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm AmVets meet 2nd Sunday each month at 11:30am Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmSAL Mtg.-6pm Steak-O 7pm Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm. Legionnaire meets 3rd Monday of each month 7 pm S.A.L. meets last Monday of each month at 7 pm. Thursdays from 9am 12 noon to offer assistance. Thank you to all who made this year's Annual Mini-Golf Tournament on March 16 a truly successful event. Also, thanks to all who brought covered dishes for the luncheon afterward. Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games every day. Fish fry last Friday of the month, 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family, $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session 6-10pm Food available 6-8pm Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke 7-11pm Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Steak-O 4-6pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke 7-11pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm Food Available


44 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 3/7 Domestic5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Hit & Run2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble1200 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile Trouble50th St. & 29th Ave. S. Keep the Peace4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trespass900 Blk 58th St. S. Trespass5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Saturday 3/8 Animal Call4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 52nd St. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 54th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5800 Blk 20th Ave. S. Noise54th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Sunday 3/9 Noise5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Assault/Battery3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic5400 Blk 15th Ave. S. Monday 3/10 Person Under Inuence2700 Blk 47th St. S. Theft5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trespass5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Animal Call5000 Blk 26th Ave. S. Burglary Residence2900 Blk 50th St. S. Disorderly Conduct2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic700 Blk 59th St. S. Tuesday 3/11 Domestic5200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Drug Call900 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Prowler5200 Blk 31st Ave. S. Vandalism5200 Blk 25th Ave. S. Wednesday 3/12 Animal Call1800 Blk Gray St. S. Disorderly Conduct3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disturbance900 Blk 58th St. S. Drug Call900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Trash Dump3000 Blk 50th St. S. Thursday 3/13 Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call1800 Blk Gray St. S. Burglary Vehicle4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk 49th St. S. Person Under Inuence5300 Blk 18th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)13th Ave. & 59th St. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 45 Try your hand at Sudoku Community Band to Play at Galatea Garden The South Pasadena Community Band returns to the beautiful Galatea Garden, 7001 Sunset Drive in South Pasadena. On Thursday evening, April 10th at 7:30 P.M., the band will entertain you with Music from the Cinema including favorites from Gigi, Damn Yankees, the Phantom of Theme from Dr. Zhivago. Please pack your lawn chairs or blankets and join them at the Galatea Garden bandstand for an evening of delightful music! Lithuanian-American Club Lunch The Lithuanian/American St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The winter schedule of luncheons is one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays menu is koldunai (meat dumplings) served with bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked bread to buy every Thursday. information. Everyone is welcome. The Cat Haven Offers New Adoption Site At Save Our Strays, Inc., Cat Havens adult cats will greet you at the adoption room door seeking attention. Conveniently located in Pinellas Park near 49th St. N., the Cat Haven is a comfy retreat for adult cats that are seeking a second chance for forever homes. Come and meet Lori Lyn, a super affectionate black cat; Rosie, a great Tuxedo girl; Shelly, a 10-month old Tortoiseshell lap cat; Misty, an affectionate medium haired brown and white tabby; and Luka, a big white male with handsome grey details. All Save Our Strays cats have been completely vetted and are microchipped. SOS, a no-kill many cats on its website www. Players Looking for One Act Play The Gulfport Community Players are once again asking for one-act play submissions from preferably local playwrights. These will be judged in April by a committee for consideration to be used in their th Annual Summer One Act Festival in July 2014. Their decisions will be voted on and approved during their Board Meeting in May. The winning playwrights will be contacted after that voting has taken place. You will not be paid if you win, however, but your play will be performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport in July. Plays should be 20 minutes or less in length, simple to stage, familyfriendly, original, and never staged in this area before. The deadline for submissions is March 31st. You must submit three hard copies of your work(s) to this address: Gulfport Community Players, Inc., 1619 49th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Were sorry, but no plays can be returned. Good luck to you all! For more information about the Gulfport Community Players, visit their website at:


46 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Why Buy-Sell Agreements are Important (Part II) The entity-purchase agreement is a contract within the company, not one among the partners or their families. In the case of XYZ, Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales would enter into a binding agreement with XYZ for the purchase and sale of their respective interests. or resignation, Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are obligated to sell their stock to XYZ and XYZ is obligated to buy that stock. To fund this agreement, XYZ can obtain life insurance contracts on both Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales. XYZ pays the premiums and is the When Mr. Gonzales dies, his stock passes to his estate. At the same time, the insurance company pays a the policy. Pursuant to the entity-purchase agreement that Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales entered into with XYZ, Mr. Gonzales' estate will transfer his entire interest in XYZ back to XYZ in return for the cash payout on Mr. Gonzales insurance policy. The entity-purchase agreement allows the value of the stock for estate tax purposes to be determined and gives the Gonzales family the liquidity they need. Entity-purchase agreements do have some disadvantages. There will often be a build up of the value in the life insurance policy which may, along with the policy death corporate creditors and susceptible to alternative minimum tax. In a cross-purchase agreement arrangement, XYZ is not a party to the agreement. Instead, Ms. Smith obtains a life insurance policy insuring Mr. Gonzales. Ms. Smith pays the premiums and is policy. Mr. Gonzales does likewise. purchase agreement, each agrees to buy the other's stock in the event of death using the proceeds of the life insurance policy. When Mr. Gonzales dies, the insurance company pays the death to buy back Mr. Gonzales' interest in XYZ from Mr. Gonzales' estate. Again, the Gonzales family gets the liquidity they need to settle his estate. A cross-purchase agreement carries with it several advantages. First, it insulates cash values and death corporate alternative minimum tax and corporate creditors. Second, it provides a step-up in cost basis for the surviving shareholder and shareholder intends to sell the business following the death of the other partner. One clear disadvantage of crosspurchase agreements occurs if the partners who are entering into the agreement are of different ages because the younger partner will pay more to insure the older partner. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 47 Mayor Sam the Squirrel I swerve to avoid hitting squirrels and I shoo spiders outside (or, rather, I make El Cap shoo spiders outside. I don't want 'em dead but I don't want 'em on me, either). That said, please don't judge me for allowing my cats outside. I write this at the end of an election day that seemed interminable. Oh, not the candidates and thank you, Mr. Ray and Councilwoman Roman for remaining polite and civilized but the squirrel. Scuppers (our smart, loud, sweet cat) caught a young squirrel, but failed to kill it. He did, however, bring it through the cat door (of course) while the squirrel shrieked like a banshee. Since El Cap was at work, I had two choices: hope the matter would resolve itself or initiate a one-woman squirrel rescue. What followed was some version of Marlin Perkins' Wild Kingdom. To his credit, Scuppers did drop it when I started shrieking at him (on that note, I'd like to apologize to any of my neighbors who may have heard the shrieking and thought I was getting murdered). However, Calypso took this as permission to pounce. She's very much a hunter, that dog. To her credit, she dropped it on my command. Several times. East German going over the wall. At some point in the race around my dining room I notice the squirrel has a hurt leg, so of course I try and coax it into a paper bag. Fail. Scuppers begins to once again stalk the squirrel, probably wondering how I can be so very bad at this sort of thing and why on earth I yelled at him to drop the squirrel if I was only going to try to catch it again. I throw a laundry basket over the squirrel. Squirrel escapes from between the basket's broken handle. I make a mental note to get a new laundry basket, catch squirrel again, this time blocking squirrel-sized handle openings with liquor decanters. Squirrel contemplates getting drunk, opts to hold out for better vodka. I kick Scuppers out of house, close the cat door from inside, and walk over to the mayor's house, because if anyone can handle an emergency squirrel rescue, it's the Henderson family. The mayor, probably having heard my screams, does not answer his door. I call him. No answer. Then I call El Cap on the off chance he's on his way home and this whole thing can wait. No such luck. I text the mayor and wait. In the meantime, I do what many of you tend to do when you have nowhere else to turn: I call the Gabber. My good buddy Shelly answers, who squirrel in my house, "because of course" (direct quote). No one tries to hide their snickering, and no one has advice. I hang up, and remember I have cat crate in garage. Put towel, peanut, water in crate. Squirrel remains unappreciative, refuses to move from under basket. I lift the basket to better usher him towards the crate you know where this is going, right? Squirrel escapes. Calypso is on the porch, vibrating squirrel in closet, hiding behind vacuum. I move vacuum. We really need to vacuum more in the coat closet; injured squirrel now covered in dust bunnies. I try to shoo squirrel into carrier with Sports section of the Tribune. Squirrel apparently prefers Times, tries to climb paper. Second attempt gets him (or her, I didn't check) in carrier. Mission accomplished. I failed to think ahead as to what to do with trapped squirrel, but as I gaze at the small animal gazing back at me with no small amount of malice, Mayor Sam calls me back and tells me to take the squirrel to the Animal and Avian hospital on Starkey, where they will take in the squirrel, rehab him if it's possible, and get him to a squirrel foster home. Because that's a thing, apparently. I do so, and they take in the squirrel, telling me "this is the third squirrel this week" they've treated. Which, by the way, they do for free, although they accept donations. They ask for his name. Inspired and grateful, I list his name as "Mayor Sam the Squirrel", because without the mayor's input I'd likely be trying make a splint out of popsicle sticks and cotton swabs. So, new challenge for Mayors Kriseman, Calabria, and Lowe: forget getting a park or a building named after you. How many politicians have a squirrel namesake? Only Mayor Sam (the actual mayor, not the squirrel, but for that matter, how many squirrels can say they have a mayoral namesake?) I feel obliged to note that Gulfport election days always get a little weird, but never like this. Well, never until now. I can't wait to see what next year's elections will bring.


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50 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Marine Repair COMPLETE BOAT REPAIR, RESTORATIONGelcoat, Fiberglass, Paint, Woodwork, More! 810-394-5011 Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall Repair, Taping, Wall Paper Removal, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates. Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-1088. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Professional Services STRONG HARDWORKING23 Year Old, available for pressure cleaning, yard work and odd jobs. Joey G., 727-851-1570. PART TIMEFor Busy Cleaning Company. Must have at least one year experience. Transportation and phone a plus. Call after 5pm. 727-743-0701 GENERAL HANDYMANOwn Transportation, Yard Work & Minor Repairs. 727-363-1074 MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHEDCompany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Current Drivers License Essential. Beach Location. 727-3631074. BOCA CIEGA CENTER IS LOOKING FORRNs, SDC, ADON and Unit Managers. For fast paced LTC facility. Must be able to multitask and be committed to residents. Full time benets. In Gulfport. Call 727-344-4608 for applications or inquirees. HIGH COMMISSIONSExperienced Sales Rep., Leads Furnished, 727-289-1942. AM. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. P/T PERSON TO ASSIST-Handicapped Female with Personal Care/Light housework, Hoyer. Finger Print, CPR, References after 4pm 727-546-1267. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Help Wanted JAVA APPLICATIONS ENGINEER(Largo Fl and Client Sites) Responsible for developing custom applications using JSF. Bachelors De gree or equiv. in Engineering and 5 yrs. exp. reqd in above or as IT Analyist. Must be pro cient in Java, JSF, J2EE, JSP, XML, JDBC, HTML, SDLC, DBMS and PL/SQL, RAD, SOA, Websphere/Weblogic. Travel to client sites required. Send resume to: Bell Systems, Inc., 1301 Seminole Blvd., Stuie 170, Largo, FL 33770. TIBCO APPLICATIONS ENGINEER-(Largo Fl and Client Sites) Develop, congure and customize TIBCO applications. Masters Degree or equiv. in Engineering reqd. Must be procient in TIBCO Websphere, Java, Oracle and SQL. Travel to client sites required. Send resume to: Bell Systems, Inc., 1301 Seminole Blvd., Stuie 170, Largo, FL 33770.


Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 51 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. Dont want to take back to Minnesota. $3850 Firm. Best Cash Offer takes. Call Kim, 651-2789701ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 GOT A CAR YOU WANT TO SELL?The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Call Now! 727400-1910. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Cycles/Scooters SCOOTER 2013 -Kimco, 50cc, 1200 miles, See Craigs List ad. $1,000. 727-345-8262. Furniture/Appliances RANGES $125 Refrigerators All Sizes, Washer/Dryer Sets $249, Stackables, Portables, also Wholesale Mattresses. New & PreOwned. All Service Prompt. We Finance. We Buy. See Whats Free. Service Calls $44, $22 w/repair. Open 7 Days. Call 727-546-3226 GUN CABINETHolds 10 Guns w/Locks & Keys, $100. Granitetop Counter/Bar, $150. Bedroom Suite, Dresser w/Mirror, 2 Bedside Tables, $225. Ship to Shore Electric Box for Dock, $50. Wooden Coffee Table w/Drawer, $25. Kitchen Table, Wood-Look Formica Top w/2 Rolling Padded Chairs, $50. 304-3773516. COTTAGE STYLE FURNITURE-Sweet Ice Cream table set (white, wr.iron, glass top) $85. Kitchen china cabinet, white, glass front, handcrafted $85. Sofabed, Clean, blue print cover $40. Shelving assorted sized, metal/ wood, various prices, Security system 4 camera, auto DVR, color monitor $350. See at 3107 Beach Blvd. 727-347-8732. General STORE CLOSING-All Fixtures and Displays. Can See 10am-4pm. Monday-Saturday. 350A Corey Ave. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. WANTED HEARING AIDS-in Good Working Condition. Call Wally 727-321-3265. Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. 8KAYAK SIT ONWilderness Ripper, Yellow, Cannon Oar, Great Condition. $165 o.b.o. 727202-7811. 1991 20 BAYLINER MERC CRUISER$2800. 608-354-7561, 727-345-8326. Musical Instruments LOWERY CELEBRATION LX500 ORGAN1-Owner, Beautiful Condition. Proceeds to benet Childrens Playground, Grace Connection Church, 635 64th St. S. Call for info/Appointment. 727-565-4674. Pets/Animals GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! Dog Grooming as a Career that Loves You Back. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation. Approved for veteran training. Pet owners workshop, learn to groom your own dog sceond Saturday of each month! 727-517-9546. Wanted I WANT TO BUY YOUR TOOLS,Computers, Laptops. Any Condition. Call Glenn 727-5657184. Day or Evening. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclosure and Lein and Intent to sell the following vehicle on 4/4/2014 at 10:00 a.m. at 6363 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2003 Toyota 4T1BE32K43U676440 (March 20, 2014) Yard/Garage Sale HUGE RUMMAGE SALEFifth Ave. Baptist Church, 49th St. & 5th Ave. N., Friday & Saturday, 8-4p.m. PARKWIDE SALE FAIRHAVEN MHP5757 66th St. N. Friday 3/21, 8-3p.m., Sat. 3/229-3p.m. Includes White Elephant Sale, Bake Sale & Crafts. SATURDAY 3/22 8-2P.M.Donated items by members of Lithuanian American Club, 4880 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. ANNUAL SALESylvette Condos, 6363 Gulf Winds Dr. SPB., Sat. 3/22, 8-Noon. Rain Date 3/23. Furniture, Clothing & Much More! GOTTA GO YARD SALE!-8a.m. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. All kinds of good stuff. 544 Bamboo Dr. S. -off Bougainvilla & Emerson. MIDCENTURY MODERN FURNITURE-and Small Accessories. Other Misc. 1425 60th St. S. Saturday Only, 9am.-3pm. 5621 NEWTON AVE. S.Saturday & Sunday, Dawn to Dusk. SATURDAY 9-5 5026 8TH AVE. S.-Tools, books, toys, table, hanging basket/ropes, dolls, Army water tank, ammo, case & Vietnam era literature. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive Furniture/Appliances Legal Notices Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


52 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 SATURDAY 8:30-1:30-2501 56th St. S. (corner of 25th Ave.) Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Bonsai Trees & Plants. Kitchen Items, Lamps, Tons of Stuff! No Early Birds! STORAGE UNIT SALEGulfport Storage Unit #B-12. 4924 Tangerine Ave. S. Misc. Merchandise, Antique Furniture, Lapidary Equipment. Fri., Sat. 9-2pm. EVERY THING MUST GO! Cheap, Cheap, Cheap!. 2508 Imlay Ct. South. (Off 26th Ave. & 9th Street S.) Saturday Only. 8:30-? ESTATE SALE-Pasadena Womens Club. One Sunset Dr. So. Sat. 9-1p.m. Benets go to Sally House. Everything must go! SATURDAY 8-2P.M.5843 27th Ave. S. Gulfport. Kitchen, Household, Books, Tools, Antique Teacups. Treasures Galore! Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.B. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. 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Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 53 55+ FIVE TOWNS CONDOS1BR/1BA. Updated kit. & bath. Balcony w/pond view. Very Nice. Ready to Move-In. $650/Mo. Annual Lease only. Includes gas cooking, heat, water, trash, basic cable, amenities. Popular complex. Great Location. Located 54th Ave. N. near Park St. HELENES REALTY, 727-410-7076. UPSTAIRS GARAGE APT.-(not furnished). 1BR, Near Gulfport. $500/Mo. plus $100/Security. Water Included. No Pets, No Smoking. 727-321-5305. 2BR/2BA PASADENA COVEGated Community. Top Floor, Screened Terrace w/Waterview. $1100/Mo. Annual, 1st & Last. 727-345-9620. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. GULFPORT DUPLEX-1BR/1BA, Fresh Paint, New Flooring throughout, Shed, Carport, Patio. $675/Mo. & Security. Call Ken 727-4171462. MOBILE HOME ON WATER-Bay Pines Area. 2BR/1-1/2BA, 55+ Park,. Your Own Private Dock for Fishing or Tie Up your Boat. $800/ Mo. 727-526-8432. S. PASADENA-Triplex, 2/1, Ground oor, Adults,Walk to stores, bank. Next to Galatea Park,. W/S/G. ($45.), included in $750/Mo. Plus 12th Mo. & Security. Owners on Premises. No Smokers, Background Check Required. 727-345-4153 7000 Hibiscus Ave. S. #1. EFFICIENCY APT.1 Person, no pets. Private Entrance/Bath, Outside smoking, no drugs or drama. Off Street Parking. Close to bus. $500/ Mo. 727-873-7363. CONDO PINELLAS POINT-2BR/2BA, Patios. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher. 2nd Floor End Unit Overlooking Pool. Available April 1st. $850/Mo. Call 727-687-7217. TOWN SHORES NOTTINGHAM-Building, End Unit, 2BR/2BA, 1250 sf, Come See it Now, Not Available until October. Furnished or Unfurnished, Covered Parking, Magnicent Views, Lease Purchase Available, 678-2228403. CHARMING NEARLY PERFECT-(Inside /Out) bungalow, 3862 12th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA, Large Covered Patio. Section 8, $850. 727+3473555. Nice Neighborhood/Owner. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $600/Mo includes water/maintenance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT NEAR BEACH-1.5 miles to Stetson. 1BR Apt. W/D, Tile, Newly Remodeled. $560/Mo. No Pets. 4926 29th Ave. S. 1-727-777-0151 or 727-543-1789. Furnished Rentals 1BR/1BA FURNISHED-CHA, W/D, 1 Block from Gulfport Beach, Art Village and near Stetson. Available April 1st, $995/Mo. +Utilities/Security. Pet Considered. Call 727-2249771. GULFPORT BEACH2BR 1st Floor Duplex, Tommy Bahama Style Furn. Includes all Dishes, Pots/Pans, Linens, Cable, Internet. Room for small boat, $950/Mo & Elect. $500 deposit, Available 4-1, 727-345-4060. PASADENA/GULFPORT-12x12 room. Share House Privileges. Great Neighborhood Close to Beaches. Move-in $300. this Month. Clean Roommate. $525/Mo. Includes Utilities. 727282-6206 Bev. FURNISHED ROOM TO RENT$125/Wk. Includes Utilities, W/D, Share with 2 women, 2 cats, Smoker okay, no drugs. Call 410-5035. ATTRACTIVE HOME N NEIGHBORHOODMature male w/good morals, clean n no vices, looking for same. Liking music a plus. Reasonable costs based on applicants schedule. Call 727-347-3555. Commercial Properties Rent 1638 49TH ST. S. GULFPORTOfce/Store Space 650SF. Tiled Floor, C/H/A, 727-5276102. Real Estate Wanted WANT TO RENT YEARLY LEASE!-1BR+, Apt. or Condo. In Town, Walking distance to beach. Mature Woman. Excellent References. Call 206-679-9404. Real Estate for Rent Accommodations to Share Open House OPEN SUNDAYS BUY OWNERMarch 9-April 13, 11:00-2:00PM. 3010 59th St. S. #206. Nice, Clean. 2BR/1BA, 1120Sqft. Roomy Eatin Kitchen. Cat Friendly. Town Shores (Barclay bldg) $79,000. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com


54 Gabber March 20 March 26, 2014 JUNGLE TERRACE2/2/1CG, 1322 Sq. ft. Rehabbed in 2005, w/recent updates. Large fenced yard, deck, heated pool. $156,900. Offers! Agents 3%. 727-3437829. WEST SHORE VILLAGE CONDO-Furnished. 1400 s.f. 2BR/2BA & Den. Bright and Airy. Adjacent to Clam Bayou Nature Park. Large heated pool. $119,000. 727-360-7190. 5900 SHORE BLVD. S.-Gulfport 55+ Large 1 to 3 Bedroom, Storm Shutters, Wide Open Waterviews. Renovated, Pool, Tennis. From $129 to $300K. 727-867-7022. WATERFRONT MOBILE PARK-2BR/2BA Doublewide. Pet & amenities. Reduced from $28,500 to $22,500. S. Pasadena, Furnished, Covered Carport, 2 Sheds, 401-855-1284. DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished vacation rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. 727-418-7272. 3801 15TH AVE. S.-1BR (possibly 2). Garage. $20,000. Needs Repairs. Will Sell for Land Contract for $5000 Down. 727-360-8870. MILLION DOLLAR VIEW-for a fraction of the Price! 1BR/1.5BA, Completely Updated. 1175sqft. Embassy Bldg. Town Shores 4th oor. 727-365-4067. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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