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Fun in the SunBy Brenna HendersonZoey Dean and her mom, Anna Dean, attended Gulfports annual Fun in the Sun Day Saturday afternoon. This was the best day ever! exclaimed Zoey as she walked away with her basket full of eggs and her balloon kitty on a leash. No. 2359 April 24 April 30, 2014 Short-term Vacation Rentals Gone for Now in GulfportBy Cathy Salustri Dr. Stuart Pollack wants the city to allow him to continue renting his two bedroom, one bath Historic Waterfront home as a short-term rental. People would never have come here had they not found it on the VRBO, he says. I think its really important for Gulfport going into the future that we offer these type of services. Ive gotten the best caliber person by doing this. Theyre paying a good amount of money so youre going to get a better class of people. After a decade of repainting, repairing and re-renting, Dr. Stuart Pollack decided to call it quits with renting his Gulfport Arts District home, at least for long-term rentals. I always did it as a regular rental, Dr. Pollack said. Every time I rented it, the house was always destroyed. The last time it happened was in August. The house was completely destroyed. I had to gut the entire house to re-do it. Instead, he decided to try renting his house as a vacation home through VRBO.com (vacation rentals by owner). Starting this past February, See Vacation Rentals, page 34 Boneld Fired, Parent ResignedBy Cathy Salustri In a 3-2 vote at the Tuesday, April 22, commission meeting, St. Pete Beach Commissioners Melinda Pletcher (District Four) and Terri Finnerty (District One), and Mayor Maria City Manager Mike You can certainly ask why, Mayor Lowe told the Gabber Wednesday morning when asked about her reason for making the motion, but Im afraid I cant answer that right now. I think its best not to discuss anything other than what had occurred in the meeting. The motion was not an agenda item, and seemed to come as a surprise to other Commissioners, though it was noted that there was a higher-than-usual turnout for the meeting. When asked about why it appeared some people had advance notice of the motion, the mayor said, I dont know; it was not a conversation had by me. I have a very small circle of advisors that I speak to about decisions, but none of them determined what the decision will be. When the Gabber asked if Lowe had spoken to any of the commissioners about this issue before the meeting, she replied, Absolutely not. District Three Commissioner Greg turn of events. when she made the motion, he said, adding, There was no reason stated [for the motion]. There was no cause for dismissal. Zero Nobody knows anything; its unprecedented. A coup dtat occurred last night. Nobody knows the reason. See Boneld, page 29 SPB City Manager Mike Boneld Dr. Stuart Pollack

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 3 New Board of Adjustment Members The city of Gulfports board with the power to override council has some new members. As of Tuesday evening, Gulfports Board of Adjustment includes Vice Mayor Browns reappointment of Gina Burke, Michael Fridovichs appointment of Stephen Rye (the former alternate) to a full member, and Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Romans appointment of Bill Seawall. Roger Turner and Art Padula also sit on the board. The board currently has a vacant spot for an alternate. Interested parties should contact the city clerk at 727-893-1012. Top Local Chef Competition Eight chefs compete for your vote! Be a part of the action from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. food pantry at the Gulfport Senior Center. LocalShops1 and Intensity Academys 4th annual competition features chefs from Taco Bus, Pipos Cuban Cafe, Wine Madonna, Shubee Shack, Serendipity Cafe, Island Flavors & Tings, Granny Smith Kitchens and the Twisted Cork Grille. The chefs will also present their dishes to a panel of food critics who will tell them what they really think. The contest is free to attend but tasting passes are required to sample the food. Tickets are available online at TopLocalChef.com and at the Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. Call 727-637-5586. New Gulfport Planning and Zoning Members The citys planning and zoning board has three new members: Marjory Milford, Jennifer Cowan and Suzanne Szul. Respectively, Ward One Councilman Dan Liedtke, Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Roman, and the whole of city council appointed these members.

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4 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Dollar General Comes to Gulfport After a failed attempt to rezone a different standalone property on Gulfport Boulevard, the Dollar General will now have a home between 17th and 18th Avenue on 49th Street. Tuesday night, Gulfport time to give the easement to the developers. Surveillance Cameras Come to Gulfport At Tuesday evenings council meeting, the city voted to buy new surveillance cameras. The highresolution cameras will each have enough storage for 30 days of continuous monitoring. Some of the citys existing cameras, such as the one at the marina, will be upgraded. In other instances, the city will install new cameras. The city police will use these cameras to monitor activity at city buildings, including city hall, the library, Michael J. Yakes Recreation Center, the marina and the 49th Street Neighborhood Center. The price tag, just over $93,000, comes at over twice the estimated cost. Mayor Sam Henderson said the price gave him sticker shock, although he, along with the rest of council, voted to buy the cameras. The mayor said he supported whatever protection the surveillance cameras would offer, considering the amount of money were investing in some of these properties. Lincoln Club Car Show in St. Pete Beach The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club will hold their Eastern National Meet beginning April 30 at the Sirata Beach Resort. The Club consists of owners of both classic and modern Lincolns from the 1930s to the present. Everyone is invited to attend the car show on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pavilion 2 at Fort DeSoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg, where all cars will be on display.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 5 Free Cancer and PSA Screening Dont miss this great community outreach for the following annual free screenings. David Hastings and The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatologist and Walgreens will be hosting a free oral cancer screening, free skin cancer screening and free PSA screening on Saturday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. (5701 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport) in Gulfport. People will register for the screenings on the day of the event. David Hastings, a cancer survivor and the Senior Patient Advocate of the Oral Cancer Foundation started this event to raise awareness of oral cancer. Now, expanding into its sixth year, this event will include free skin cancer screenings, free prostate cancer screenings. The key to reducing the death rate of cancer is earlier detection, and the key to that is for all adults to receive opportunistic cancer examinations at least once a year. Dont miss this opportunity to receive free screening for oral, skin, and prostate cancers. It might just save your life. To learn more about oral cancer go to www.oralcancer.org on the web. For event information, please call David Hastings at 727322-5669. Meet the Author Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, a Sunshine State Young Reader novel, in the auditorium at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Glory Be, set in Mississippi in the 3rd to 5th grade category chosen for the Sunshine State List for 20132014. Students read it for details about the author, characters and plot to compete in the Battle of the Books in May. All Friends of the Library programs are free and offered for the publics enjoyment. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Deborah Haslam, 727827-0110.

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6 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Green Thumb Festival This Weekend The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburgs annual Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration, returns for its 28th year to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26 Avenue N. on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free family festival features youth make n take crafts, horticultural and environmental exhibits, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle and improve the environment. Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb Annual Awards along with special recognition for festival organizers, vendors and participants on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. on the main stage. Highlights also include 1,500 trees for sale for $3, free pine seedlings, plant auction, plant diagnostic clinic, grow and share programs and a childrens plant fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg celebrates the 28th Anniversary of the Green Thumb Festival with a Flower Show presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Walter Fuller Recreation Center. Come for breakfast and lunch at the expanded food court with ten vendors. Volunteers are also needed and will receive a free t-shirt. Visit stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb or call 727-893-7441. Mothers Day Tea in the Garden Come celebrate Mothers Day in the beautiful Gulfport Library reading garden! They will have a craft for the kids to make something special for Mom and will be serving tea (both hot and iced, and light refreshments). Come enjoy the communitys new space and celebrate Mom, Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is recommended. Please call Cailey at 727-893-1133 for more information and to sign up.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 7 First Gulfport Neighbors Flash Cleanup Hits Ward ThreeBy Rose-Marie Seawall Its payback time, Neighbor, and you Neighbors Flash Cleanup on April 26, 8 a.m. to noon in Ward Three. We will be lending a helping hand to a fellow Gulfportian who has been living with personal challenges but is determined to help others instead of letting lifes proverbial bump in the road keep him from moving forward. Mark Grantham, a former high school English and history teacher in the US and Syria, is now battling a brain tumor that has severely affected his balance and eyesight. This challenge, though, has not affected Marks positive attitude or his love for teaching, for he has continued working with students as a volunteer mentor at Boca Ciega High School. Mark says, For me it is vital that I give back to society in whatever way I can. High school students often need an adult in their lives they can talk to, helping them squeeze past the angst of teen drama and hormonal disruptions, in order to make more informed choices as they assess their life journeys. Mark is one of those special individuals who takes the time to help students in our community make critical life decisions by sharing two important commodities: wisdom and time. In gratitude for his service, Gulfport Neighbors will be lending Mark Grantham well-deserved and much-needed landscaping help Flash Cleanup. Marks immediate neighbors have been given personal invitations to join us; in addition, we are reaching out to the entire community to join us with a mower, edger, rake, leaf blower, shovel, cutters, clippers, snippers, pole saw or chainsaw, giving whatever time you can with this undertaking. Please register with Gulfport Neighbors, emailing your name, address, ward, contact information, plus how and when you can help: Gulfport_Neighbors@yahoo.com. We will meet at 58 St. S. and 9 Ave., leaving at 8 a.m. to the nearby destination. As with the Gulfport Neighbors Beach and Area Cleanups, please wear protective sun, bug, eye, and footwear, including proper clothing for dirty yard work. Water will be provided. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Grab your sombreros and head on down to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., for a taco bar, dancing, and a night of fun at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Monday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. for only $8 per ticket. You must purchase your ticket in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds from this event are donated to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Call Rachel at 727-893-1231.

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8 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 14 19 49th Street S. 727-321-6 96 5 Advertising@theGabber.comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch. Learn to Swim The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., is offering Learn to Swim Classes for all ages through the American Red Cross. From infants six months of age to seniors, classes will teach proper technique and tips for safety in any water environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available schedule. A two-week session is only $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 for non-residents. Visit spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 9 Gulfport Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have open registration for teams to participate in the 2014 Womens Summer Softball League on May 12 through May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center. The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning June 6 with a sixteam minimum/maximum. It is on a are $385 due at registration. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079. Check Your Blood Sugar It is important to know your numbers. Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Gulfport, on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and have your blood sugar checked. Blood sugar screenings are provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727893-1231. Be a Part of the Clymer Art Project artists working on the Clymer Park Project for the City of Gulfport, is wondering if local residents might be interested in taking part in this project by donating a piece of history. Susanne is a mosaic artist who uses found objects, china, pottery, mirror, metal, tile and glass as the tessera, or small pieces, to construct her mosaics. This ancient art affords the opportunity to involve the whole community in the making of art by using something meaningful or of historic value to create a piece. Susanne is inviting residents to drop off materials at the Gulfport Public Library beginning Monday, April 28. Items that can be used are: china, pottery, tile, glass shapes, cups, marbles, etc. No plastic or wood items, please. As the design for a piece evolves while Susanne works, some of the donated pieces may not be needed. If you would like to have an unused item returned to you, please include contact information with your donation. As well, if your donation has a wonderful story to accompany the item, please share it! You can view Susannes work at www.susannevernon.com.

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10 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Letters Don't Pave the Alleys Dear Editor: I just wanted to respond to Hilda Neilys letter (April 17, 2014 edition) and Cathy Salustri's Hard Candy article (April 10, 2014 edition). I agree with them both! Our alleys and the beach parking dont need to be blacktop (more pollution for the baydo you know what the ingredients are that are used in making blacktop?) and our alleys, yards and streets need to be kept up (where is Dawn Fisher when we need her?). As a 40 year resident of Gulfport, perhaps Im an old fuddy but I love my town dearly. Carole Gabrio Dear Editor : I would like to echo Hilda in last week's Gabber regarding alleys:  I've heard a lot of comments from residents and now from Cathy (Salustri) regarding alleys.  I grew up in old Florida and am now 67.  Gulfport has managed to maintain that wonderful (looking back on it) feel of old Florida which is why we attract so many visitors.   The alleys of old Florida have never been shortcuts from here to get there.   They have simply been the pathway to get to your home, stopping along the way to chat with your neighbors.  If another neighbor entered the alley, they were more likely to join in the conversation than insist on someone moving their vehicle to get by.  I am absolutely against paving the alleys of Gulfport.  Those of us old timers relish the good of the past while embracing the technology of the now and the future.  But you can't totally throw out the entire past as an unresponsive relic.  There are gems to be retained from the past, some smaller, some larger. The alleys may be a small gem, but our alley still works as a gem.  Everyone knows everyone in 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 publisher@thegabber.com. 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. the alleys, and conversations are much more prevalent than blaring horns.   Michael O'TooleThank You So Much Dear Editor: I wish to publicly thank the City of South Pasadena Mayor Dan Calabria, and the City Commission for re-naming the Band Shell in Galatea Garden, the "Dick Holmes Band Shell". Also I want to thank the hard working city staff for making it happen. On April 10th, at the band concert, I was honored recognizing my past involvement with the creation of the Band Shell. Needless to say this was a very humbling and memorable evening for me.Dick Holmes, Fmr. Mayor of South PasadenaKeep Local Control of Rentals Dear Editor: My husband and I fell in love with Gulfport while visiting a friend in 1999. We bought a house here the following year and became residents the year after that. More than a decade later family commitments (and yes, a couple of disappointments even in almostperfect Gulfport) prompted us to buy another home across the bay and closer to loved ones. But we just couldnt quite reconcile ourselves to selling our little bungalow and leaving Gulfport full-time. So we spent a lot of time, energy out how to keep our Gulfport home while actually living in Tampa. The obvious answer seemed to be to rent it to snowbirds/tourists during the season. We would lose access during the beautiful winter months, but wed be able to afford to maintain access to friends, service providers, local theater (and the house, of course) for the rest of the year. Perfect, we thought. We knew there would be fees and bed-taxes, but it looked like a reasonable solution to our problem. We thought everyone would winsmall businesses, family-oriented tourists and, of course, ourselves! We did not think about the fact that might rent to, or the possibility of turning Gulfport into a destination vs. a community might be really bad ideas. Thank heavens (and unforeseen complications), WE DID NOT commit to or begin the vacation rental routine. We have opted to rent the house full-time and temporarily a home in Gulfport So, here is a request from two folks who cannot currently vote in Gulfport but who do own property there: please do not change the ordinance (passed in 1993) that prohibits multiple short-term private home rentals in Gulfport. Do not shut the door on local control! Yes, it seems relatively harmless right now, but it will not seem harmless and Gulfport will never be the same if the Gulfport community loses control over this. Again, we really do understand the appeal of short-term rentals, but we understand even better, what a fundamentally bad idea it really is to change the law and allow it to continue.Bonnie NavinHeartfelt Gratitude This is a special thank you to the two gentlemen who pulled the pit bull off of my dog Hope recently. This occurred at the corner of York and Newton Sts. S. The neighbors who helped me home called the police who were prompt and helpful. I took her to the emergency hospital at 22nd and 34th St. where she was well treated. Dr. John Mead at Sandy Paws in North Redington went out of is way to further treat her over the weekend. She is a gentle soul who will recover. Thank you all for your assistance. It gives one faith when our neighbors are there when needed.Gloria L. Kane

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12 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Hop on the Gulfport Rays Trolley Promotional tickets for the May 8 Rays home game are available at the Gulfport Casino. A $25 ticket will get you a ride to Tropicana Field, section 124 lower box seats and a complimentary Rays baseball hat. If you already have tickets for the May 8 game, you can still get a complimentary ride on the Gulfport Trolley if you show your purchased ticket. Departure times are 5 p.m. for batting practice, 6 p.m. for pregame and 7 p.m. for game time. The Gulfport Trolley will be leaving from the Gulfport Casino. Promotional tickets and space are limited. For ticket information, contact 727-893-1070 or visit the Gulfport Casino at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Give Day Tampa Bay Give Day Tampa Bay on May 6 is a one-day online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation to raise support for local the region. It is a community-wide event to show off Tampa Bays spirit of giving, raise awareness about collective effort of the area. Find out more at givedaytampabay.org. My Hope Chest is proud and excited Tampa Bay. Despite the support that hundreds of breast cancer organizations offer to survivors around the country, there is a lack of advocacy and funding for those who are left without reconstructive surgery as an option. For more information about My Hope Chest, call 727-488-0320 or visit their website at myhopechest.org. Toddler Storytime Come join them at Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@ mygulfport.us.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 13 Bocce Trivial Pursuit at Town Shores Join them at Town Shores clubhouse auditorium on Friday, May 2nd for the Bocce Trivial Pursuit night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are a $5 donation. Set ups and coffee provided and their famous dessert buffet will be provided by Bocce Club.Small 8-10 players contact any Bocce Board member. Call Judy at 727-344-7558 for any other information. Sunsation Show Chorus To Perform the Blues Singin the Blues for You wraps up the 10th season for the Sunsation Show Chorus. Performances are at two venues: April 27, 3 p.m. at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., and May 3, 2 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets at both theaters are $15, group tickets are $12. For Pinellas Park tickets call 727-5307190. Purchase Gulfport tickets at the Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday or purchase through PayPal at sunsationshowchorus. com. Library Seeks Donations of the Gulfport Public Library has announced its intention to create a new Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/ Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center at the library, bringing together books, periodicals and other media in a special collection that will serve as a community resource for Pinellas County and Florida. The Resource for a public library in the State of Florida. A subcommittee of the Circle of Friends has been formed to chart a course toward developing and maintaining the LGBTQ collection. The committee is now actively seeking donations of books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals and other media which may be useful additions to the new collection. Donated items should be in new or gently used condition. Members of the public interested in donating materials may bring or send them to the front desk of the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28 Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Please label your donations accordingly if the LGBTQ collection. Committee members reserve the right to add donated items to their book sales inventory for fundraising if items are not suitable for the collection. Monetary donations are also welcome and are tax-deductible. For this purpose, please make any checks payable to the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library and note that the donation is intended for the LGBTQ Collection. For more information, please contact Committee Chairperson Roger Turner, 727-698-7657 or RLTurner39@tampabay.rr.com.

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14 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Musical Memories! The 2014 Joe Koehler Spring Follies presents Musical Memories of the 50s, 60s, & 70s on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Remember Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Roy Orbison, Elvis, and Neil Diamond? These performers will bring back those memories and more. Directed and produced by Dave OBrien and Cookie McPhee. Tickets are $6 each or two for $10! Advance ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 727893-1231. Megan Sutton, 7, missed last years watery egg hunt at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, but this year the swim team member from Seminole was back in the water, grabbing all the plastic eggs she could nd. The Center held three separate egg hunts on Saturday, April 19, to ensure every child could collect plenty of eggs. We didnt come last year because she was sick, Megans mom explained, but we came the year before, and she loved it. The Center holds two underwater egg hunts, one around Easter and another around Halloween. The Center held this hunt as part of the Spring Festival at neighboring Colonel Michael J. Horan Park. An Abundance of Eggs

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 15 Blood Pressure Clinic on Last Thursday Whats your blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure? Low blood out at the Gulfport Senior Center Blood Pressure Clinic on the last Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. 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 727893-1231. Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck Gulfport residents, are you looking to get rid of your old stuff and dont know where to start? Join the Gulfport Neighbors and the City of Gulfport at the community Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck event on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport. Bring proof of Gulfport residency (drivers license and utility bill) and your items to the Neighborhood Center and either swap it, give it away or junk it for free. Gulfport residents may bring furniture, appliances, tires and other bulk items for free disposal, liquor, plants, paints, chemicals, or batteries. Enjoy a cup of coffee during Java with Josh and Zack (Lieutenant Josh Stone, and Mills). Parents can register your childs bike with the Gulfport Police Department and receive a free childrens bike helmet. Join the Gulfport Neighbors network of volunteers: inspiring, motivating and uniting neighbors to improve the quality of life in Gulfport. For more information, please call 727893-1118. Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for the 2014 Summer Program begins Thursday, May 1st for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed kindergarten through age 14. Hours of registration are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations for non-residents not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program will begin Monday, May 19th for 30 children maximum. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. The eightweek program (June 16th to August 8th) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, which does (June 9th to 13th) and Post-Camp (August 11th to 15th) cost is $77 trips. Preand Post-Camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 727-893-1068 for any questions.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 17 Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting season from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. Please note these serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Dr. S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Ask anybody! 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 Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. All of their net activity proceeds go into their community help programs, especially sight related activities plus their Annual Christmas toys and food distributions. Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Mark your calendar to play in the Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc. Golf Tournament to support Boca Ciega High Schools goals and programs that promote leadership, instill values, and develop character and prepare students to be successful. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at 1 p.m. at Seminole Lakes Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. in Seminole. Tournament fee is $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. 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 and he will long be remembered for his love of coaching, 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 chair, Rex Gaugh at 727434-2165 or Steve Hodges at 727709-2612 or 727-573-3594 or e-mail to shodges41@gmail.com or hodgesnh@ yahoo.com or rexgaugh@reagan.com

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18 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club 14 year, the Gulfport Garden & Bird Club will meet on May 15 at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Library Meeting Room to hear Mr. James Stephenson (from UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve) discuss Orchids and Epiphytes as found at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs. This should be a very informative meeting. Plan to attend, enjoy some light refreshments, and participate in the short business meeting afterward. The June meeting has been cancelled so the May 15 meeting is our last gathering for the 2013-14 year. They hope you can attend!

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 19 The Gabs The Gabber went to the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center and asked four retirees what they most looked forward to doing every week.Donna Davis, Gulfport: Going out on my porch, sitting there in the with my dogs. Ellen Biegler, Gulfport: Im retired, I just take it as it goes along. I dont plan anything. Jack Denis, Gulfport: Enjoying my time with my wife, shopping, going to thrift stores, and calling bingo on Friday. Im retired military Paul Fornator, Gulfport: "I love the smiling faces of all the senior citizens, but most of all I look forward to sun.

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20 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Trinity Church Offers Members a Ride Do you or your children want to attend church on Sunday, but dont have a way to get there? Trinity Church of The Nazarene, 1000 55th St. S. in Gulfport would like you and your children to visit and they can provide free transportation within the local area. They are a small church with bible based teaching for adults and kids. Please call 727656-6209 for more information.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship The Attic Shoppe Celebrates 50 Years The Attic Shoppe, 316 Corey Ave. in St. Pete Beach is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of St. Albans Episcopal Church. Join them from May 5-10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Enter to win prizes from Corey Avenue merchants (drawing held May 10 at 1 p.m.). Need not be present at drawing to win. Enjoy 50 percent off all items in the store Refreshments will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special Guest at Paradise Lutheran On Sunday, April 27, Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Florida-Bahamas Synod will be the guest preacher at the 10 a.m. service at Paradise Lutheran Church, 10255 Paradise Blvd. in Treasure Island. In honor of the Bishops visit, a light luncheon will be served in the churchs Fellowship Hall following the service.

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22 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 The City of Gulfport would like to send special recognition and thanks to all who participated in the 9th Annual Fun in the Sun Day EventPresenters The City of Gulfport Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows Gulfport City Departments/ Divisions Fire Parks Police Public Works Recreation Senior Center/Trolley Organizations Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission Florida Highway Patrol Gulfport C.E.R.T. Sunstar Paramedics Sponsors American Legion American Legion Womens Auxiliary Freeman Irrigation Gulf Fresh Seafood Gulfport Lions Club Harris Vending Mend It Asphalt Reeds Auto Care Safety Tire Southwest Pinellas Storage Volunteers Gulfport C.E.R.T. Gulfport Teen Council Stetson College of Law Students Spring Cleaning at Venue Theatre Venue Theatre (Pinellas Park) will have a fundraiser spring cleaning sale on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale items will include clothing, props, VHS tapes, books, a huge doll collection, electronics, chairs and more. Venue Theatre is located in the Hudsons Furniture Plaza at US 19 and Mainlands Blvd. Call 727656-8525 for more information.

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24 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 First Friday Flea: Big End of Season Sale Everything must go! They have jewelry, art, household items, knick knacks and more, all at bargain prices. Come visit the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon information call 727-893-2242. Band Gives Final Concert of the Season A fun concert, Light and Lively, will be the theme of the May 8 concert of the South Pasadena Community season will take place in the beautiful Galatea Garden at 7001 Sunset Dr. in South Pasadena at 7:30 p.m. in the evening. Come join them as they throw in a little Gershwin and a trombone feature to complement the light and lively music. Bring your friends and your lawn chairs and let them entertain you with selections you will enjoy! Featuring Moss Roxx Lodi Ancient Vine Zinfandel This is not your everyday wine! This Zinfandel is truly a selectable expression of Lodis signature terrior. Coming from Lodis oldest operating winery, Moss Roxx Zinfandel Vines has generous raspberry, mocha, and black pepper spice character. I highly recommend this full bodies wine!

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 25 Sunshine Center is Puttin on the Ritz Friends of the Sunshine Center invites you to Putting on the Ritz on May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 559 Mirror Lake N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include silent auction, hot and cold hors doeuvres, wine/ beverages and entertainment. Please RSVP to 727-821-2323. Intermediate Digital Camera Class If you have already taken the beginners digital photography class at Gulfport Library or St. Pete Beach Library sign up for the intermediate digital camera course held at Gulfport Library on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. taught by local photography teacher Cathy Salustri. And as always, its free! Call 727-893-1073 to sign up. Sock Hop to Benet Local Charities Knights of Columbus Council 14178 and Cathedral of St. Jude are sponsoring a 50s and 60s Rock n Roll Sock Hop featuring the original Impacs on May 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. in Gulfport. Advance tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 at the door. You may also reserve a front row table for 10 of your closest local Knights of Columbus charities. Tickets are available now at Gulfport Casino, Gulfport Beach Bazaar stjudekoc.org or call Bob Bielicki at 727-560-3389. 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 www.spbrec.com or call the St Pete Beach Community Center at 727-363-9245. Attention Young Scientists! Every Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., 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 fun! Contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Librarian, at 727893-1074.

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26 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 By Holiday Mathis At the start of the week, the Taurus sun does a disappearing act, and the dark new moon adds to the mystery. Quality matters a great deal under these skies. The cosmic bull likes to point out that the price of an item is not its only cost. Furthermore, you will have to look deeply into whats being offered in order to make a fair appraisal. Make careful distinctions in regard to cost, price and value. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You understand how important your message is, but your audience wont unless you deliver it the right way. Keep in mind that humans are vulnerable creatures who need to feel a sense of control over their lives. The stark realities are too much for most people to bear. But if you make people laugh, they will see things seriously. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll show your personality in unexpected and unobtrusive ways this week and attract kindred spirits. The takes one to know one situation is fun, to spending time with people who are like you. But diversity has even throughout the week! CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may be less than thrilled with the tasks and responsibilities assigned to you this week, but when all is said and done, its the hard work that will make you great. Sure, youll still want to a state of relaxation, but youll also be grateful you were chosen for something so useful. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youll have to listen to a bit of complaining this week, but dont think for a minute it means people are unhappy. There are many who enjoy complaining. Some even make a hobby of it. If you refuse to take any of it personally, youll be ahead of the game. Even if its about you, it isnt really about you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The difference between what youre doing now and what you want to be doing is not so much a matter of talent as it is a matter of discipline. Discipline can transformation even more so, but its all within your grasp. Much depends on how much you want the change. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some people dont say thank you enough. If it seems as though your efforts are going unnoticed, well, they are. Does that mean you shouldnt bother? Of course not. Youre doing the right thing. The right thing doesnt change just because people see it or dont see it. You can be sure that in the end right is might. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youll be doing some kind of presentation, and it might have to do with hosting. So what if everything doesnt go exactly as planned? Youll be quick on your feet, and you can handle it. Remember that where good friends gather, humor is also a guest -the kind who refuses to let you get a big head. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will focus on doing what you do well, and those in charge will recognize your many star qualities. They may not reward you right away. Some may even be afraid that youll outshine them, and this will play into events, too. Let nothing deter you from delivering the very best results you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youll be optimistic, and youll act as though you expect a consistently positive outcome. Your attitude will impact those around you. well at the start of the week, though back off, consider different options and ask questions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The things that didnt work out the way you wanted them to were character building. Now you deserve a break, and you will get one. Trust the universal timing. A few things character determines destiny. What you do to make yourself a better person will always be worthwhile. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In time, your story will help others. But this week youll be too busy living it to worry about what useful lessons might be gleaned along the way. Youll be torn between options and should having fun, theres something good about what youre doing. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll be in a creative mood. Dont let a lack of faith interfere with your process. All you have to do is look around you to know what is possible. Your environment will be rich in interesting manmade phenomena, each and every piece of which someone had to to make it so. This Week's Birthdays: Youll go into the year on a high energy level and miraculously maintain it. It will feel as though you cant lose -like the more you give the more you receive. Youll volunteer in May and wind up getting paid for the same thing in June. Your social life and career intersect in enjoyable ways in July. Youll chase a dream through August. One special person you meet will help you make it come true. Youll provide a boost of sorts to family in September. Your education steals focus in October. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 27 Chamber of Commerce 2014 Tourism Lunch Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its 6th Annual Tourism Lunch on Thursday, May 8. The luncheon will be held at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel (3400 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. The 2014 panel discussion Beyond the Beach: Floridas Not So Sandy Attractions will highlight all aspects of the Tampa Bay areas tourism market in addition to its world famous beaches, featuring the following guest speakers: John Doonan, Manager of Mazda North American Operations; Peter Miller, BASS2BILLFISH, LLC; Theresa McCann, Director, Strategic Partnerships of NBC News & Sports Group and Bill Lupfer, President & CEO of Florida Attractions Association. The event begins with check in and networking at 11 a.m. followed by the program and lunch at noon. Cost is $40 per member or $50 per non-member; table sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer McKenney at 727-360-6957 or RSVP@ tampabaybeaches.com.Blues Festival in Treasure Island The only free blues festival where your happy feet can dance is the Treasure Island Blues Bash in on Saturday, April 26, boasting over 10 hours of hot, smokin blues, soul and swing from six bands. This year the bash happens under the shady oaks and on the cool grass of the Treasure Island Community Center Park and headlines the polished playing, emotional honesty and taste, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon. The festival begins at 11 a.m. with two sets from everybodys favorite swing and jazz band, the 18-piece Tomkats Jazz Orchestra, who have been packing houses up and down the coast for close to thirty years. Next up are fan favorites wherever they play, Florida Blues and Americana icon T.C. Carr and Bolts of Blue, featuring the amazing Josh Nelms on guitar. T.C. and the band take the stage at 1:30 p.m. Sarasota Slim brings his raucous blues-slinging band on at 3:15 p.m. for a set that always begins onstage and ends up somewhere out in the crowd. Doug Deming and the Jeweltones follow at 5 p.m., cooking up a wicked blend of traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, early rock, country and roots music. As the bash heads toward sunset, the master of the Hammond B3 and most soulful vocalist this side of the Mississippi, Shawn Brown, takes the stage at 6:45 p.m. Beautiful Bobby Blackmon headlines the TI Blues Bash stage at 8:30 p.m. with southern soul and blues, seasoned with delicious R&B player in the modern blues-soul pantheon. Festival vendors are open all day and evening, along with the food court, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can park all day, for $10, at lots in the Community Center Park and at Gulf Front Park at 104th and Gulf, and in the lot across from Rally at 108th and Gulf. TI Blues Bash details are online at www.mytreasureisland. com or at 727-547-4575 ext. 237.

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28 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Seen About Town: Small Adventures Gets Smaller Tina Hansen, a 15-year veteran of the recently-closed-and-rumored-to-soonbe-an-ice-cream-shop, Small Adventures, has kept literature alive in Gulfport. Next door to the former bookstore, Hansen opened the Book Booth inside the Beach Bazaar. While the Book Booth doesnt have the space the Small Adventures cottage offered for books, it offers locals and visitors a chance to pick up a beach read and, as Hansen says, let the locals know books are still alive in Gulfport. 2014 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Todd Barron, Emergency Response Meteorologist from the National Weather Service, hurricane related vendors and the City of Gulfport for the 2014 Hurricane Seminar, Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport). Todd will cover the local Tampa Bay area and how to prepare for the upcoming season. Hurricane-related vendors scheduled for this conference at this time are The American Red Cross, Gulfports Community Emergency Response Team, Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Community Development Department, Solar Energy Systems, Morgan Exteriors, Whitco Insurance, PSTA, and more to follow. If you are a business or organization with hurricane-related information, please email gbiron@mygulfport.com to inquire about a free spot. Spots are limited. So you wont miss dinner, the Theater lobby will open at 6 p.m. for two slices of pizza and a drink for $3 so you can come early to view the vendors before the seminar begins. Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the seminar starts at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gail Biron, Technical Events Specialist for the City of Gulfport, at 727893-1118.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 29 Boneld, from front page We all expect some answers. Former Mayor Steve McFarlin, who lost his mayoral campaign for re-election to Lowe this past March, also expressed confusion. Ive tried to stay supportive of our new leadership, but I cant understand why someone could come up with that much reason or cause without knowing the organization, McFarlin said. Ive been supportive of Mr. think to make a decision this drastic that changes the whole operation is just totally premature of anything. During the course of the four-hour meeting, and prior to the motion to remove District Two Commissioner Jim Parent from his position as city liaison for the Barrier Islands Government Council (BIGC) and chose not to select him for the vice mayorship. The twice-unopposed, three-term commissioner who resigned at the end of the meeting. It was not clear at press time what motivated the resignation. Mayor Lowe expressed regret about Parents resignation, saying, I really consider him an invaluable asset for the commission. She indicated, however, that Parent would not reconsider his decision, and asked that the Gabber share this message with St. Pete Beach: There was a comment made by Mr. Premer about the uncertainty of any changes, she said. If theres anything I want to communicate to every to citizen is that our city is a phenomenal city Theres no reason to fear change. does not want to change the city charter from a city manager form of government to a mayoral one, and added that the commission chose to ask Administrative Services Director Elaine Edmunds to step in as the interim city manager. Should Edmunds not accept, the commission chose Public Services Director Steve Hallock as a backup. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, Edmunds said no one had asked her to step in, but would accept if asked. Commissioners Melinda Pletcher and Terri Finnerty, former Commissioner Jim Parent, and City Manager Gabber by press time. in January 2002. Prior to that he served as city manager of Madeira Beach and worked for 17 years in various capacities in his hometown of Gulfport was Director of Community Service. According to Mayor Lowe, this was a preliminary motion for removal and a public hearing. His contract gives him six months severance. Before the Gabber went to press, St. Pete Beach Commission planned to hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to decide how to proceed. Please look for updates at thegabber.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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30 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Lucha Libro: Literary Death MatchBy Cathy Salustri Professional wrestling, meet literature. Literature, meet professional wrestling. Two writers don wrestling masks, take their seats across from one another at typewriters, and wait for the referee to issue a writing prompt. Welcome to Lucha Libro, a Peruvian marriage of writing and theatricality. On Saturday night, April 19, the literary throw down came to St. Petersburgs The Bends bar. Cole Bellamy, an English professor at St. Leo University, served as the evenings referee. Holding a tattered copy of Moby Dick, he chose a word around which the writers would base their stories. substance while the audience, in the true spirit of professional wrestling, heckled them with writing-themed insults: Spelling counts! Y-o-u-APOSTROPHE-r-e, not y-o-u-r! Dont quit your day job! At the end of ten minutes, the audience counted down along with Bellamy. The writers stood and read their work. Based on audience response, the referee chose a winner to proceed to the next round. In Peru, the ultimate winner receives a publishing contract. Saturday night at The Bends, the winner received the satisfaction of winning. Keep St. Pete Lit sponsored the event. President and co-founder Maureen McDole called the event organized mayhem and praised Bellamy for bringing the idea to Keep St. Pete Lit and agreeing to referee. Its an electric feeling to see writers in costumes coming up with stories off the top of their heads, McDole said. It really showcased the diverse creative writing talent we have in Tampa Bay. We hope to make this a regular event. McDole told the Gabber she plans to hold the next Lucha Libro in Gulfport. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Enrique Matta stayed true to the spirit of Lucha Libro, dancing to get the crowd excited and insulting the other writers with calls like, You cant spell! and Grammar counts!Cell Phone Class 101 On Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m., bring your cell phone to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. and ask your questions. Christine and Tony from The Cell Phone Solution will be there to answer all your questions about how to use your cell phone or smart phone, how to download apps, how to take pictures and send them, how to add contacts, and more. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727893-1231. Beta Sigma Phi On Saturday, April 19, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at the England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park by Beta Sigma Phi Sunshine City Council. Members had met on Tuesday before to stuff the 2500 plus plastic eggs with chocolate candy. Members arrived around 8 a.m. to were sectioned off for various age groups and at 9 a.m. the children who had gathered proceeded to run for the eggs. In a matter of minutes all the eggs were collected and a successful egg hunt was completed. Thank you to those who helped make this a success and to all those who participated in the egg hunt. This has been an annual event for over 30 years. Sunshine City Council will meet on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the ROTC room at Dixie Hollins High. At this meeting election of On Tuesday, April 29, the annual Founders Day Banquet will be held at the Isla del Sol Yacht and Country installed along with the introduction of the new chapter presidents and chapter women of the year. The City Council Woman of the Year and Ideal Sister will be revealed. The chairman for this event is Ruth Szemer. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 31 Trever Miller Mob 5K and Fun Run which is made of rubber enabling handicapped children of all capacities the chance to play Americas favorite fast course, and although competitive, remains very family friendly. The include great amenities such as a tech race shirt, excellent catered food from Lee Roy Selmons, music and a very substantial amount of give aways. This race has grown every year due to their focus on family and sport. Awards will be given as always. Please feel free to bring your friends and family. Bring chairs to sit if you like, they will take care of food and will as history serves, have beer for those of age. What tastes better than beer and barbecue after a great run! The 5 K run/walk starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 19th, Paradise Blvd. in Treasure Island. The fun run starts at 9 a.m.! shirts. Cost is $30/5K and $10/1Mile Run. All monies collected go to Kiwanis, a global charity organization with a 501 c3 dedicated to serving the children of the world and the local area. Call 727-687-9762 or 727510-0582 to register or email Pamela. Longe-Mccann@allkids.org. Grief Support Group Grief Share support group will meet at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg every Friday through March 24th. Call 727-343-7747.

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32 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Local Obituaries CHMIELEWSKI, ChesterHESTER "ChetHET", 77, of St. Pete Beach, formerly of Jersey City, NJ, passed away April 18, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathy; his children, Bill, Mark, Natalie, Gary, and Paul; 14 grandchildren; and his siblings, Eleanor, Carol, Tom, and Irene. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea and later became an entrepreneur and diamond dealer. As a political and community activist, Chet fought against the abuses of government and corruption and was rights. Visitation at Beach Memorial Chapel April 23, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Vianney Catholic Church April 24, at 10 a.m. In lieu to The Florida First Amendment St. John Vianney Catholic School. www.beachmemorial.com. LUTTERS, MildredILDRED W., 96, of South Pasadena, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, St. Petersburg. For a full online obituary and tribute please visit www.beachmemorial.com. MILILLO, JuliaULIA B., age 79, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on April 19, 2014, leaving no known survivors. If you have any information, please call A Life Tribute Gulfport, 727347-5521. TALBOT, DorothOROTHY RichICH, 102, of St. Pete Beach, died April 16, 2014 at Westminster Suncoast. Born March 26, 1912 in Nedick, MA, she grew up in the Boston area and in Ft. Myers. She attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in the Broadway musical and subsequent movie "Murder at the Vanities". She married Dr. Edwin Robert Talbot of Joliet, IL, on Oct. 15, 1937 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Miami, and honeymooned in Havana, Cuba. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Worthy Hoyt; her father, Perry Frank Rich; and her husband. She is survived by two children, Edwin Robert Talbot Jr. and Susan Talbot Englar, both of Pinellas County; and two grandchildren, Edwin Robert Talbot III and Michael Talbot. She was proud of her New grandmother, Mary Perry Rich, one County Board of Commissioners, Maine. Dorothy belonged to the DAR over 70 years and served on the Women's Board of Loyola College. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Joliet, IL and St. John's on St. Pete Beach. A strong believer in women's rights, Dorothy members at the Pass-A-Grille Yacht Club and belonged there for over 30 years. She was an avid reader and bridge player throughout her life. Visitation will be on Monday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a ceremony at noon at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. made to Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial and guestbook at www. brettfuneralhome.net. Join a Young at Heart Luncheon St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg welcomes you to their Young at Heart luncheons. They meet for a prepared lunch on the last Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following the meal they have a program and/or speaker on a variety of topics. Come meet them and share in fun and fellowship and an opportunity to enhance your knowledge, interests and faith. Call 727-864-3103. South Pasadena Arbor Day The South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 25th, at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden Park at 7015 Sunset Drive S. The city will receive its 25th consecutive Tree City U.S.A. award. presented to the winners and runner ups in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School band and chorus will perform. The students who participated in a recycled poster contest will have their posters displayed in the park. Please bring chairs for seating. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in the Hibiscus Hall room at the South Pasadena City Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena. German-American Society News The German-American Society located at 8098 66th St., N. in Pinellas Park invites everyone to dress in your best Dirndl and lederhosen and join them for the celebration of Bavarian Night on April 26. The music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by The Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. The kitchen is open from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and their full service bar is open from 6 p.m until closing time at 11 p.m. Their dress code is Florida semi-formal (no shorts, other than lederhosen). The entrance fee is $8. Call 727-238-8201. PASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A Week

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 33 FunDay Open House on the Waterfront On Saturday, May 3rd from 1 to 4 p.m., Gulfports Boca Ciega Yacht Club invites area residents to enjoy a free party at the club and on the bay. Free hot dogs (while supplies served during event hours), club tours, demonstrations, exhibits, kids coloring contest (ages 1-12) and door prizes. Free trolley will be provided by the City of Gulfport. People will learn about the Clubs active cruising program and its challenging racing opportunities, says Chairperson Jean Proach. Of equal importance is the Clubs outreach to the community through its Sail School and Youth Sailing Program. Area teens will learn how they can join the clubs Sea Scout Boat 915 to become experienced sailors while having a lot of fun. During the festivities, a membership team will be on hand to show people how easy and inexpensive it is to become a part of Boca Ciega Yacht Club and enjoy its boating, social and community service activities. Membership is open to sailboat owners, wannabe sailboat owners and those who have a love of sailing. Rain date is Sunday, May 4th. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is located one block south of the Gulfport City Marina off 49th St. S. Turn left onto Del Rio Way to 4600 Tifton Drive S. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness challenge and it will be the most intense and most rewarding workout you have ever experienced. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness incorporates a high-intensity interval training program that focuses on high-intensity anaerobic exercise, coupled with lower-intensity rest periods. These short yet intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, increased strength and muscularity, improved glucose metabolism, and extreme fat burning. In addition to strength and incorporates a fun and light group atmosphere for all who participate or experience. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Cost is $10 per class. Please call Donnie AliMcClendon at 727-550-7185 for more information. Hit the Links for Stroke Survivors Voices of Hope for Aphasia, a nonis hosting their second annual golf tournament on May 3rd at Seminole Lake Country Club in Seminole. The format is best ball, so anyone can play regardless of skill level. To register, go to www.vohaphasia.com or call Mike Caputo at 727-249-1953. Voices of Hope for Aphasia is helping stroke survivors and others that progress can be made, and in an acquired communication disorder that impairs a persons ability to process language, but does not affect their intelligence. VOHA group meetings are held in St. Petersburg on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, go to www. vohaphasia.com or call Mike Caputo at 727-249-1953.

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34 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 he offered the two bedroom, one bath home to out-of-town guests for between $625 and $950 a week, with a six-day minimum rental. His problems with tenants not paying or trashing the house or yard disappeared, he said. Ive rented it continually, said Dr. Pollack, who has owned a chiropractic practice in Gulfport for the past 15 years. Since listing it with VRBO in February, Dr. Pollack said hes rented to the gamut of tourists, from retirees to young families, and he couldnt be happier with the results. No problems whatsoever, he said of the guests. The people were amazing, the house left immaculate. While the guests havent proved a nuisance, that doesnt mean the issue has been without its problems: On April 9, Gulfports Community Development Department mailed Dr. Pollack and 16 other property owners a letter explaining the short-term rental violated city code. Gulfport only allows private home rentals for less than a month at a time, three times in a 12-month period, per the city code section 22-4.02. In early April, an anonymous complainant walked into Gulfports Community Development Department and asked to speak to the code out to see him, the complainant told him about the VRBO web site. In their neighborhood, they saw the cars coming and going. They were comparing the license tags of all the vehicles coming and going, Earling said. Earling went on the web site and searched for in violation of city code. He sent those property owners notices of violation on April 9. The letter didnt assess a ers to cease and desist the temporary lodging use of the property and advertising the property as such. Four Gulfport residents received a letter. Five of the recipients live in St. Petersburg; one, Redington Shores; one, Orlando; one, Georgia; two, Texas; one, Vermont; one, Pennsylvania; and one, Canada. Dr. Pollack, a St. Petersburg resident, received one such letter. This is a big issue, and Im really unhappy about what Gulfports doing, Dr. Pollack said. Furthermore, he said that not offering shorter-term rentals could hurt the city. I think its really important for Gulfport going into the future that we offer these type of services, he said. Of his guests over the past months, percent of them have never heard of Gulfport before. People are telling their friends about it; [they] call it a hidden gem. Ideally, Dr. Pollack said, he wants to be able to rent it as I was renting it. Have the people come in, spend the money in our town. This is huge for the city. I didnt realize just how much until I started doing this. He said he cant see how such rentals could degrade a neighborhood. If youre doing this correctly, youre going to get a high quality [tenant], he said, but somebody whos going to have a trashy house and rent it out for two days, that house was trashy to begin with. If its trashy to begin with, its better off having somebody in there for two days whos trashy then being stuck with them for a year. Code enforcement records show that many of the properties have received code violations in past years, including nuisance, trash-related, and high grass violations. However, at press time, none of the properties had any active code violations other than operating as a short-term rental. Gulfport Police report 19 calls in 2013 to 5407 29th Ave. S., owned by RBH Investment Group, LLC (Paula Fenzau, St. Petersburg); 3014 57th St. S. (Richard and Mary Joyner, addresses listed in St. Petersburg and Gulfport) had four visits from the police. Dr. Pollacks home at 3038 56th St. S. had three calls for service, one prior to its use as a short-term rental and two parking related issues. Five other homes had single calls to police; the whole of these calls ranged from deceased person to building check. Pollack, whose property when rented as a long-term rental, had two code infractions (one nuisance violation and one for high grass, both in 2011) reiterated that short-term renters take better care of his property. He said he follows the rules and pays his 12% tourist development tax, and if Gulfport decided to institute a license for short-term rental operathat. Except, as Gulfport City Manager Jim OReilly explained, the city cant institute a licensing process or alter the current code in any way. If it does, thanks to Governor Rick Scott and the state legislature, it automatically cedes control over short-term rentals to the state. The legislature passed a law in 2011 saying cities could not regulate the length of time people could rent single-family homes. But, OReilly said, if you had something on the books prior to 2011, you could maintain the status quo. If we were to tinker with ours at this time, we may lose the ability to regulate vacation rentals of less than one month. That means any changes to the citys short-term rental laws could stop cities from limiting the number of shortterm rentals, the length of stay, or any aspect of the short-term rental at all. Currently, the state legislature prompted, Vice Mayor Christine Brown told council last Tuesday night, by cities claiming short-term rentals had robbed the town of its sense of community is considering a law that would give cities more control over short-term rentals. House Bill 307 (Senate Bill 356), if it passes, would allow cities to set parking and lighting guidelines, address nuisance and sound issues. It would not allow them to adopt laws to limit frequency of rentals or establish a minimum stay of less than seven days. Again, if Gulfport makes no changes to its current short-term rental laws, the citys current codes would supersede this pending legislation. If we change ours, we can only regulate what that bill [will allow], not length of residency, Community Development Director Fred Metcalf said. Right now, [the current law] doesnt let cities do anything if they didnt have short-term lodging ordinances on their books before 2011. Metcalfs priority isnt what may or may not happen; right now, hes focusing on helping property owners comply with city code. Im just trying to work with respondents for some type of plan of action, he said. Essentially what weve been asking them to do, and what most have done, is [to] change their advertisement to one month. Dr. Pollack has complied, but since making the change, said he hadnt received any inquiries. Vacation Rentals, from front page

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 35 Eckerd College Reading and Art Party Edgar Award winner Lori Roy will appear at the Eckerd College Reading and Art Party to help unveil the 2014 edition of Eckerd Review on Monday, May 5th, at 5:30 p.m. in Cobb Gallery on campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. The event is free and open to the public. Roy won the 2012 Edgar Award book, Until She Comes Home, is nominated for best novel this year. She attributes much of her success to her four-time attendance at the annual Eckerd College Writers Conference: Writers in Paradise, co-founded and co-directed by Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Emeritus Sterling Watson and Dennis Lehane, a 1988 graduate of Eckerds Creative Writing program and last years Edgar Award winner for best novel. An interview of Roy is included in Eckerd Review 2014, a journal of created by members of the Eckerd community and published by students. During the Reading and Art Party, Roy will participate in a Q&A session covering parts of that interview. The event also will feature readings from other works in the review, including poems by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Peter Meinke and Eckerd College President Donald Eastman. Visual art from the 2014 Review will be displayed in Cobb Gallery May 5th through 9th and celebrated at the party. For more information, call 727864-7979. Most people who take a vacation, they come for a week, theyre not taking a month off, he said. Metcalf said he has heard from 12 of the 17 property owners. Theyve all claimed that they will comply, Metcalf said. Well check the web site in a week or so, give everybody time. For the moment were taking their word that theyre changing it, and then well check and verify that they have. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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36 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber. com News Media Are CorporationsThere's so much money in politics these days one might suspect it's all about getting a reward for making a contribution. Impolitely, that's called a kick-back. That couldn't be happening, could it? Of course it is. Politics is and has been always about handing out political favors in return for money or support. Not all jobs, contracts, or favors are about that, but some are. The problem is, how do you stop it besides saying "stop it" or voting people these days are opting for curtailing, capping or forbidding campaign donations. However, the problem is who gets curtailed and capped. Or, better yet, what (as political action committees) gets the clamps. Generally, the popular your political opponent's sources. The controversy at the moment is about corporate contributions to whatever political action committees are legal at the moment. The U.S. Supreme Court says that corporations are people and have First Amendment rights. That is, all organizations, Of course, we think of corporations as entities such as Exxon or Google or Facebook or Microsoft. We forget about the media. Some of the biggest and most powerful corporations are the media as in New York Times, LA Times, CBS, Fox, ABC, CNN, Time Warner, Tampa Bay Times, and so forth. These guys along with nearly every newspaper, radio, or tv stations have editorial or news staffs that address politics. And almost all of them decry the money theirs. Millions of dollars of free news stories, straight news coverage as well as analysis, are provided political parties. We assume most of these are unbiased, but don't forget the editorial or opinion divisions of these organizations. They are, by or against someone or something. Those opinion groups are supposedly separated from the straight news guys and in general are. However, think of the money spent on staff, materials, travel, just to espouse one view or another. Those are, in effect, direct contributions to candidates or political parties. Those are just the direct costs. The indirect in the equivalent expenditures if these opinion pieces had run as advertisements. These "free" ads are forgone revenue. What about forbidding that kind of contribution? That's not going to happen because of the First Amendment which grants each individual the right to free speech and press (as well as religion and assembly). Hence, each individual working at these entities has rights to speak out or write out his or her opinion. The Supreme Court says these extend to corporations. Lucky for the media. If only the individuals could speak or write, then the corporations would have to declare those opinions, if they permitted them at all, as contributions. The First Amendment, by the way, says nothing about professional journalists. There are no licensed journalists. These are individual rights. All it says is: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The press at that time was anyone with a printing press or anyone who could get a pamphlet printed by someone with a printing press. I guess it can be assumed that these were organized journalists and hence "the press". The point was, however, to give voices to the citizens without government interference.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 37 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 THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 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 post305@msn.com / www.post305.org All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. 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 4pmHouse Com. Mtg.6pm Pizza available all day Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Auxiliary meets 7 pm 2nd Tuesday each month Legionnaires meet 7 pm 3rd Monday of each month S.A.L. meets 7 pm last Monday of each month Thursdays from 9am 12 noon to offer assistance. games and dont forget Steakums 1:00 every Sunday afternoon. 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

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38 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 4/11 Theft5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call54th St. & 31st Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5000 Blk 27th Ave. S. Domestic2400 Blk Premier Dr. S. Saturday 4/12 Animal Call3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Theft5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise1600 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk 19th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk 16th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Fraud/Identity Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Vehicle1800 Blk York St. S. Domestic1000 Blk 60th St. S. Domestic5400 Blk 31st Ave. S. Noise1200 Blk Hull St. S. Person Under Inuence2900 Beach Blvd. S. Theft3000 Blk 50th St. S. Sunday 4/13 Burglary Residence5800 Blk Skimmer Pt Blvd. S. DUI5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disturbance1400 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence2600 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic2200 Blk Premier Dr. S. Stolen Vehicle1900 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations Stolen Vehicle700 Blk 59th St. S. Monday 4/14 Neighbor Problem5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Disturbance4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1400 Blk 55th St. S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5200 Blk 6t Pl. S. Reckless Driver58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Tuesday 4/15 Harassing Phone Call(s)Location Withheld. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary1600 Blk 55th St. S. Accident5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Domestic52nd St. & 18th Ave. S. Wednesday 4/16 Vandalism5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise1000 Blk 61st St. S. Disorderly Conduct5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft4900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Vandalism4500 Blk 17th Ave. S. Civil Matter5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Down5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Neighbor Problem2900 Blk 49th St. S. Theft4500 Blk 29th Ave. S. Prowler4800 Blk Coronado Way S. Thursday 4/17 Burglary54th St. & Essex Ave. S. Suspicious Person1900 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations. Abandoned Vehicle1000 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Vehicle6100 Blk 7th Ave. S.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Gulfport BoulevardQ: Are there plans to widen Gulfport Boulevard? Who maintains the right-ofways and easements along Gulfport's portion of this road?A: At present, there are no plans to widen the road. The project was initially proposed by Pinellas County in 2008, City Manager Jim OReilly said. Subsequently the project was pushed back / removed from the Pinellas County Capital Improvement Plan due to reduced funding available. The county has responsibility for maintaining the right of ways, easements, drainage and crosswalks along the Gulfport section of the road. Over the past six years, Mayor Sam Henderson has asked Commissioner Ken Welch for help reinstating the project, and Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich has asked Commissioner Charlie Justice for the same. OReilly said the city would like to see the project once again included and like the county to make drainage and right-of-way improvements along the corridor, OReilly said. The county, however, has yet to agree to those or any improvements. I have not been apprised nor do I believe the commissioners have committed to anything at this time, OReilly said Monday afternoon. Get Ready for Summer Reading The Summer Reading Program is right around the corner at Gulfport Library. The kick-off party for kids will be held on Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. and will run until Friday, July 25. Theyve got something planned for all ages. For more details on the summer reading program contact Cailey at 727-893-1133. Fashion Show to Benet Alzheimers Association The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, will host a Spring Fashion Show to on Saturday, April 26th. Ladies fashions will be presented at 1 p.m. by Patchington Womens Apparel, followed by light refreshments and shopping until 3 p.m. Local vendors will also be on hand offering candles, handcrafted jewelry, wood creations and accessories.F Put a little spring in your step and join them for this delightful display of ladies fashions. Your suggested Alzheimers Association. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP to 1-727-474-8814 at least three days prior.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 to 6 p.m. Please RSVP for dinner to Bev at 727-526-6835. Dance is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Become a member! Dinner is $7. May 4 will be a pot luck. This is a smoke-free facility ballroom dancing. Next tea dance is April 30. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. Kids are welcome! For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org.

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40 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D.M.D.Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y for the en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPORTPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALot5026 5028 GULFPORT BLVDDEDICA TED TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR FA MIL Y.NE W PATI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept: MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/United Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPORT PROFESSIONAL BLDG.51st STREETGULFPORT BLVD. SAVE A LOT Monday We dnesday 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 By Matthew Margolis Benji and the Bickersons I recently had the pleasure of meeting Benji, a 1-year-old German shepherd pup. Rarely do I meet a dog I dont like, but shepherds hold a special place in my heart. We have two in the family right now. The German shepherd is smart, sensitive and strong, equal parts soldier and sidekick, as comfortable in a police car as he is in a nursery. The American Kennel Club describes this marvelous breed as follows: Energetic and fun-loving, the breed is very fond of children once a relationship is established. He is a loyal family pet and a good guard dog, the ideal choice for many families. Loyal and protective -desirable qualities in any family dog. But what happens when family members disagree on how to nurture these attributes? Meet the Bickersons. Mama Bickerson wants a family dog, a fun, friendly companion she can walk through their neighborhood, sit with at a cafe and play with in the park. Papa Bickerson wants a guard dog who will intimidate potential intruders and take down those who persist. While these two wants are not mutually exclusive, attitude, as Winston Churchill said, is a little thing that makes a big difference. Mama Bickersons attitude is loose and loving -and utterly lacking in boundaries. While its neither appropriate nor effective to lay down the law too soon with a pup, Benji is now 1, which is plenty old enough to have a solid foundational education under his collar. Papa Bickersons approach, on the other hand, is rigid and self-righteous evoke the protective nature of his pup, he confuses protection with aggression and encourages the latter. He refuses to neuter Benji and takes games of tug-of-war to an extreme, pushing Benji to a growling, snarling state no dog should ever reach. The proof is in the pudding. Benji now lunges at other dogs at the vets comfortable walking him in their neighborhood. In short, Benji is aggressive. Thankfully, Benji is also young and smart, and its not too late to turn to turn has got to be the tude -the tude about training and the tude about the neut. This little shep needs to be neutered -yesterday. Once thats taken care of, he needs to be professionally trained -and you training for obedience. Obedience training is the foundation for good canine citizenship and a stepping stone to advanced learning. Police dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, agility masters, competitive show dogs, hunting dogs -they all got their start in basic obedience. The good news for Benji and the Bickersons: The path to fostering an exceptional family dog is exactly the same.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 41 Take a Safe Boating Class There will be an About Boating Safety (ABS) class on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (approx.) at the USCG Auxiliary Training Center Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Cost is $40 per student and includes all books and materials. Upon completion of the course the student will receive card from the USCG Auxiliary and the bobber card from the State of Florida. For reservations or questions call 727-399-7986.Yard Sale to Benet Teens Join them on Saturday, May 10th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Spring Community Yard Sale at Crescent Lake, located on the corner of 22nd Ave. N. and Fifth St. N. This popular community yard sale has more than 100 vendors. To participate in the sale, reserve your 10 x 10 space for only $15 with cash or a check at Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities (TASCO) Teen Programs. For more information, call 727-893-7813.Join the Senior Solos for Lunch Senior Solos invites all singles age 55 and up to join them for their May activities. At 1 p.m. on May 7 they will gather for lunch at the Cheddar Casual Caf, 4101 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. On May 12 at Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. in Pinellas Park for their monthly general meeting and potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and $2 or no dish and $5. After lunch, they will play a fun game of Two Truths and a Lie. Come prepared to tell two truths and a lie about yourself. Everyone must guess which of your statements is a lie.

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42 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Happy 100th Birthday, Mike! Mario Fisichella, better known to his family and friends as Mike, recently celebrated his 100th Birthday at the Sons of Italy, John Paul I, Lodge 2427 a little early with a beautiful buffet and cake. Mike has been a member in good standing since September 2, 1986 of the lodge. He is still very active and loves to play cards. His actual birthday is May 31, 1914. Join the Coffee Club You are invited to join the Coffee Club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on 10 a.m. 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 727893-1231. Sign Up for Vacation Bible School A week of fun and learning awaits the youngsters who take part in this years Vacation Bible School (VBS)at PassA-Grille Beach Community Church. Sue Prather, Director of Christian Education, said, Our VBS continues to thrive and serve the community as more families become aware of its recreational and educational opportunities. All children, age four through grade 5, are welcome. This years professionally developed curriculum, Weird Animals blends learning experiences that explore Gods creations. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day. The week-long VBS will be held from Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. PAGBCC is located at 107 16th Ave. in St. Pete Beach. The June registration fee is $45 per child or $75 per family. However, early registration and reduced rates are available. The rates from now through May 13, are $35 per child or $55 per family, while the rates from May 14 through May 31 are $40 per child or $65 per family. For more registration information, 360-5508 or visit pagchurch.org.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 43 g g t Delivery Delivery 727-322-1403 g g g g USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar). Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and The schedule is as follows: April 29th "Weather, May 6th, Your Boats Radio, May 13th, Which Boat is for You?, May 20th, Equipment for Your Boat, May 27th,Waterway Watch\Trailering Your Boat. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846. Garden Club to Host Flower Show The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII, hosts a Flower Show on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26 Ave. N. Themed Celebrate the Holidays, this competition awards excellence in artistic design and special exhibit categories. The Flower Show is being held in conjunction with the citys 2014 Green Thumb Festival at Walter Fuller Park. Now in its 28th year, the weekend family festival draws nearly 30,000 visitors to the shady park featuring horticultural, gardening and environmental vendors, exhibitors and programs. For information, visit gardenclubstpetersburg.org, or stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb, or call St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation 727-893-7441. Parliamo litaliano! Lets speak Italian! Two classes are coming to the Gulfport Recreation Center that begin on Tuesday, April 29, 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 p.m. 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 class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $120. Professor Roberto will teach both classes. He attended the LUniversit di Bologna, earned a degree in the Italian language and has been teaching Italian in the Tampa Bay area for twelve years. For more information contact Roberto at 727-866-6892. Registration is at Gulfport Recreation Center.

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44 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Town Shores Displays a Garden of Delight Pictured (L-R): Linda Worle and Harriet Steptoe Gulfport Garden and Bird Club honored the splendid gardens at Kenmore House, Town Shores with a garden tour and tea event last week. It was a wonderful turn out with members and guests dressed in their prettiest hats, enjoying tea, sandwiches and pastries while listening to music. Harriet Steptoe and Elsie Grimaldi from Kenmore, and the garden clubs Bev Gray and Josie Freeman hosted the event. They welcomed special guest, of Kenmores gardens with resident gardener, Harriet Steptoe. Prizes were awarded for the prettiest hat. Daddy Daughter Date Night The pleasure of your and your daughters company is requested at Night! Come enjoy a candy-coated evening of dancing, photos, sweets and giveaways. Join them at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. on Saturday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is only $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Preregistration is required by Wednesday, May 7th. For more information call 727363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.Center Offers Computer Classes Register now for a Basic Computer class starting on Tuesday, May 6th at 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. If you think youve got the basics under your belt, maybe youre ready for the Intermediate class that starts on Wednesday, May 7th. Each class will meet once a week on either Tuesday or Wednesday for a total of four classes. Retired NASA Systems Engineer Anne Pemberton will be your instructor. She teaches in a down-to-earth way that wont make you see stars as you learn how to navigate the unknown territory of the Windows 7 world. Each student will use new Toshiba laptops to help ensure a quality learning experience. All students must be registered and have tuition paid by one week before class starts. Classes are restricted to 10 students so more individual instruction assistance is available. The fee for the series of four classes for Gulfport residents is $40. The nonresident fee for the series is $50 with cash or checks preferred. Credit cards are accepted online through www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. You may also register and pay in person at the Senior Center Foundation 8 to 11 a.m. For further information, please call 727-592-1933. Photo Credit Glen Bishop

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 45 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr. Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surgery luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED Changing of the Guard Pictured (L-R): Incoming Treasurer Joan Kramer, Seretary Bonnie Bolduc, VP Petie Pawlikowski and President Gayla Davis; Outgoing President Julie Fuce, VP Joan Barry, Scretary Betty Browne and Treasurer Phyllis Miller. Newly renamed Gulfport/Town Shores Women's Club held a transitional volunteered to be the Chairwomen for the next season. With the help of the previous chairwomen, speakers and topics for the incoming season were chairwomen are long-time members. The next meeting will be held November 12. Gulf Beaches Relay for Life The 2014 Gulf Beaches American Cancer Societys Relay for Life will be held at Archibald Park on Madeira Beach, beginning Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. The ceremonial Relay will run through the night with closing ceremonies the following morning, Sunday, May 4. The event will be one of the only Relay fundraisers held on the beach, wherein Relayers and volunteers will have the amazing opportunity to sleep in tents on beautiful Madeira Beach. Archibald Park is located at 15100 Gulf Blvd. with easy access on and off the beach, a wide open area, and lots of additional parking both on and across from the beach. Many events throughout the area are being held as well to help raise funds for the Gulf Beaches Relay. For information on upcoming public events or to contribute or sign up as an individual or a team, please visit: 2014 Relay for Life Events. New Support Groups for Early Stage Alzheimers Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter unveils new support groups in Pinellas for Early Stage diagnosed individuals and for caregivers coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease or related memory disorders. Alzheimers Association Support Groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to meet other caregivers dealing with similar situations; and to learn caregiving skills to make the day to day care easier in a safe and self expression. Support Group for Caregivers meets the third Monday of the month starting April 21st, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Shores, Little Bayou Building/Hospitality St. Petersburg. The facilitator is Jan Banker, 727-866-6712. Contact Peggy Macaluso at (727) 578-2558, For additional information, please contact the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at 727578-2558.

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46 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How Should My Business Be Set Up? (Part II) In our last article, we examined together the general legal requirements of a sole proprietorship and general partnership. In this article, we will examine the general legal aspects of a limited partnership and a Florida Corporation. A. Limited Partnership 1. A limited partnership is similar to a general partnership. The primary difference is that some partners are designated as "limited" partners and, as such, are normally not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the partnership, except to the extent of their contribution of capital to the partnership. A limited partner is a passive investor, and is prohibited from participating actively in the management of the partnership business. If a limited partner participates in management, she/he and, instead, be treated as a general partner for purposes of determining liability for partnership debts and obligations. 2. A limited partnership must have at least one general partner and at least one limited partner. The general partner of a limited partnership has unlimited liability for the partnership's debts and obligations. 3. Like a general partnership, the income of a limited partnership is passed through to the partners, and reported on their individual income tax returns. 4. A limited partnership is Tallahassee, Florida. Normally, the in a separate limited partnership agreement, which may be more limited partnership. A Florida annual report and pay an annual fee to the Florida Secretary of State, to conduct business as a limited partnership. B. Corporation 1. A corporation is a separate legal entity or "person" for purposes of both state law and federal income tax law. A corporation may be formed by any number of individuals, other corporations, or other entities. 2. The owners of a corporation are "shareholders." Normally, business policies are dictated by a board of directors, which is elected by the shareholders. In Florida, a corporation may have as few as one director. Normally, directors are elected annually, at an annual meeting of shareholders. 3. Normally, the routine operations of the corporation are managed by elected periodically by the board of directors. In Florida, a corporation must have a president, secretary, and treasurer, and may have one or more vice presidents or assistant 4. Corporations are required to hold annual meetings of shareholders, at which the shareholders may elect directors. 5. For federal income tax purposes, a corporation is taxed as a separate entity, and income and losses of the corporation are not passed to its shareholders, unless the corporation makes an "S election." corporate charter, known as "articles the Secretary of State in Tallahassee, Florida. The articles of incorporation must contain various information unique corporate name, a statement of the number of shares of stock that the corporation is authorized to issue, the par value (if any) of the stock, the duration of the corporation (if other than perpetual), the general purposes for which the corporation is initially authorized (which may be stated to include in the transaction of any or all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated under Florida law), the name of an where service of process can be made upon the corporation, the name of directors, and the name and street address of the incorporator. The annual report and pay an annual fee to the Secretary of State in order to maintain its standing as a corporation. 7. After the articles of incorporation are formed, the board of directors holds an initial organizational adopts bylaws, and takes other organizational actions. The bylaws consist of a written document specifying the "rules" under which the corporation will be governed and managed. 8. Generally, ownership interests in a corporation may be transferred through a sale of stock, although the transfer of stock may be restricted by agreement or by law. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson telephone number is 727-347-5131. topics. This column outlines general please consult an attorney.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 47 Requiem for an AdversaryAl Davis died last week. For those of you who didnt know Mr. Davis, let me tell you a bit about him: Mr. Davis fought in Vietnam. He he sailed boats. He and his wife Cindy moved to Gulfport, where they made their home on Clam Bayou. He didnt like what he saw on the bayou and became an active voice in trying to effect change. Mr. Davis and I came down squarely on two different sides of one issue: whether or not parts of Clam Bayou should get dredged. On every other matter relating to the bayou, we agreed, but this one issue divided us bitterly. Perhaps because, as a military man, he was used to people doing what he said, he did not react well to local and state authorities ignoring his demands that they do what he felt best for the bayou. Mr. Davis honey kind of guy, and for a time, council meetings. Sometimes he sounded like a bully; other times, he sounded angry. It was not an uncommon council meeting where he would denounce the Gabber as well as my writing. My job when this happened was to make certain I included his comments in my write-up lest it appear we didnt want to print negative comments about ourselves. I hated city council meetings then; every public session was a waiting game for Mr. Davis to stand and deride me while our former mayor looked on and smiled, shrugging a sheepish, well, what can you do? smile in my direction. It is not my intention to besmirch Mr. Davis memory. Especially because, despite it all, I liked him. From time to time, we agreed, and when he and I werent butting heads in perhaps the most unpleasant ways possible, I found him sweet, kind, and decent. More than once I sat with him and talked about politics, the state water management district, or planes. I knew he could be nasty and ugly when he felt he needed to be, but the other side of Mr. Davis? An impassioned delight. As for Clam Bayou? Where we agreed, we could have accomplished beliefs; that one issue that kept us from being friends, or even allies. Ive held that regret for years. I will admit this, too: His criticisms of my work and question my responsibility to our readers. I realize I will never please everyone, and long ago I stopped trying. Nonetheless, I paid attention to his barbed comments about the paper, examining them for grains of truth. If Ive done a better job over the years, I can, in part, thank him for holding our paper to a higher standard and blasting us with both barrels when we fell short. On the rare occasions when he would issue a gruff, heartfelt compliment, it mattered. When your fan club loves you, its nice, but when your adversaries pay you a compliment, its delicious. Ultimately, Al Davis did effect change in Clam Bayou, although not to the degree he would have liked. He never got his dredging, but he the city. Im not a fan of all the work the states done in the bayou, but Im less a fan of doing nothing. While Id like to believe the state would have moved just as quickly without know how state water management districts love to do the right thing in a timely manner I dont know if I can. Now, Im sure if he were still alive, Mr. Davis would have had plenty to say about all this. I doubt hed agree with much of it, and Im pretty sure the next time he stood before council in the public session, hed let me know exactly how Id let down journalists everywhere. Hed remind me that lately weve been ignoring the Clam Bayou issue in the paper, and hed also probably object strenuously to his life and death being fodder for a hack in the local paper. Fair enough, Mr. Davis. But it was important to me that people know who you were and why your life mattered. You ushered in change in Gulfport. And even if you may not have accomplished what you wanted to in Clam Bayou, your life to this writer. Rest well, Al. Youve earned it. May you have fair winds and following seas. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Wa nt people to know what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ure

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48 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Attorney/Legal Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Mention this ad for Gabber discount. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Caregivers AT HOME CAREAssistance any need. Meal Preparation, shopping, housecleaning, pet care, personal errands/care, 24hr phone checks, transportation. Sandy, 727-643-7832. CAT LADY-Going on Holiday or Busy Professional? Will feed, Love, Play and Clean. Dogs, Fish, Plants are Welcome too. Heather 727953-2100. Classes/Tutoring IN-HOME BASIC COMPUTER TRAININGFor Seniors. Experienced Female Instructor, Rent-A-Hand, Inc. a Locally Owned & Operated Business for 25 Years. 727-347-3424 GOT GRIME? IVE GOT THE TIME!Detail Oriented Housekeeping & Organizing Service for Gulfport & St. Petersburg. Please call 813690-8293.GERMAINE HOUSEKEEPINGWe do What You Dont Want to. Friendly, Prompt, Courteous and Affordable Service. Local References. 20yrs. Exp. Call 727-5574247. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD3yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Consistent, Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ($25) Off First Time Cleaning. Gift Certicates Available 727-7430701.WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price. Guaranteed Satisfaction 727-481-8138. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, Reasonable Rates. Services apply to all Microsoft/ Apple devices, iPads, Smart Phones. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653.B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. Handy Person CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 26 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Hauling, Pressure Cleaning, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 49 GULFPORT MAINTENANCEFor all Your Home Maintenance Repairs, Call your local Gulfport Handyman. No money paid till job is completed. Free Estimates. All Major Credit Cards accepted. 727-202-8490. yourhomemaintenance.com ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. WALLPAPER REMOVAL,-Wall Repair, Window Re-screening, Home Improvement. Reliable, Prompt, Free Estimates, Satisfaction Guaranteed Call Tom, 727-343-2702. ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response. Quality Work at Reasonable Rates. References. Insured/Licensed. #CCC1330056. Call 727277-9502CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.ABOVE ALL ROOFINGAll Types of New Roofs and Repairs. European Craftsmanship. Local Lic.#CCC1326212. Ofce: 727-360-0500, Jacek: 727-686-2875, Ollie 727-458-4355. Lawn/Landscape EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement

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50 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN CAREMowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured. All Major Credit Cards Accepted 727-202-7557. www.jimshepperd.com ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Ofce, 3471123, Licenced & Insured. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting 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. 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. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. Professional Services Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Plumbing

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 51 BE YOUR OWN BOSS-Work from home. Phone 727-260-3345. Help Wanted P/T PERSON TO ASSIST-Handicapped Female with Personal Care/Light housework, Finger Print, CPR, M-F p.m. References. after 4pm 727-546-1267. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507. WORLD CHANGERS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLooking for someone with CDA credentials for ll-in or permanent position. Contact Gail at 727-520-2013. P/T STAFF ASSISTANTSeeking experienced ofce professional to assist our staff. Min. Req. -H.S. Diploma, strong customer service skills, and two years secretarial experience. $11.54/Hr. All applicants shall be subject to background/drug screens. Visit. www.mygulfport.us Must submit employment application along with a copy of resume to 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, FL. 337074. EOE, ADA, Drug Free Workplace.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. BOOKKEEPER PART-TIME-Retired person preferred. Computer savvy with knowledge in Quick books. Apply in person at West Coast Fence Corp. 6500 49th St. N. Pinellas Park 33781 1996 DODGE RAM Great Work Truck$1500. 727-458-3613. 1997 VOLVO S-80Station Wagon, Safety First, Excellent Inside & Out. $2600. 7274583613. 1998 FORD WINDSTAR-Driven daily. Fix or Use for Parts $1200. 727-867-1975. 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE NORTH STARLeather Interior, Fresh Paint Outside. $3600. 727-458-3613.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 FOOD TRUCK TOTALLY OUTFITTEDStart your own business! $12,000. 727-458-3613. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances COFFEE & 2 END TABLESOak, $100. Oak TV Stand, $15. Misc Lamps. 727-864-3686. EXTRA LONG TWIN MATTRESSES38x80, great shape, spotless. $45/ea. 727-367-1460. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. EVERYTHING FROM A-ZClothes, Small Appliances, Household, Picture Frames. Lots of Misc. Call 727-381-4078. 16 GERMAN TVTransformer, VCR/Tapes, Receiver. Rarely Used, $95. 727-367-1460. TWO 15 KICKER COMPS-in a Ported box $350. 727-709-2774. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. CONSTRUCTION WORKER SEEKING-Most Any Type Jobs. Home Repairs, Spring Cleanups. 813-331-9528. Senior Discounts. CONSTRUCTION WORKER-Seeking most any type work. Home repairs, spring cleanup, etc. 813-331-9528. TRAILER FRAME 7x12-Came from a popup. New Tires (3), Great Shape $150. obo 727347-9515 So. Pasadena.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. Marine NEED OUTBOARD MOTOR MECHANIC-to hook-up Evinrude on Davits to Motor and Accessories. 727-867-1074. 2004 MACGREGOR 26M SAILBOATGood condition w/trailer, 50hp. $19,500 OBO, 727692-7058 BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals Wanted I WANT TO BUY YOUR TOOLS,Computers, Laptops. Any Condition. Call Glenn 727-5657184. Day or Evening. Business Opportunity Automotive General

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52 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 1, 2014, 9:00A.M. at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 2000 Ford Taurus VIN# 1FAFP56S1YG286851 March 24, 2014 Yard/Garage Sale TWOCAN DO...COSTUMES & MORE Wagon Wheel Flea Market, Booth K26-27, Twocan Do...Costumes & More. Seasonal Items, Dolls/ Bears, Jewelry & More. Pat, 727-580-5639. Sat/Sun Only 9-4p.m. 445 64th AVE, ST. PETE BEACHTools, Furniture, Tackle. Fri & Sat. 9-4 STORAGE SALETools, Furniture, Household Items & More. Priced to sell. Friday & Saturday, 9a.m.-3p.m. 4924 Tangerine Ave. S. MOVING SALE8253 29th Ave. N. Furniture, Plants, Clothing, Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm. ESTATE/MOVING SALE-Saturday 9am-5pm 5313 11th Ave. S. Household, Misc. Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. 4TTD 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. P.W. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. 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. 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. 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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 53 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. TYRONE GARDENS2BR/1BA, Family Room, Large Backyard. $875/Mo. St. Pete Beach, Large Efciency, $600/Mo. 1BR, $640/ Mo. Excellent Location, Condition. 727-3457036. LARGE 1BR/1BA DUPLEX-2706 53rd St. S. Private Patio, Covered Parking, Art District $800/Mo plus1st/last/security. 727-643-9329. TOWN SHORES CHATHAM1BR/1BA 55+, $785/Mo. Annual, Security. Free cable, gas, water. Available 7/1. Non-Smoking, Small Pet OK. References. 727-343-4930, 1BR/1BA DUPLEX-2413 51st St. S., Close to Shopping. Freshly Painted, New Carpeting, Quiet Neighborhood. $700/Mo. plus1st/last/ security 727-643-9329. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Need PT Maintenance person & Housekeeper. Possible Livein 727-289-3588. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ST. PETE BEACH1BR Duplex,$795/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Porch, Great Location (69th Ave. & Sunset Way) Beach, Shops, Library, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579. 2BR/1BA HOUSE59th St. S. & 7th Ave. S. $850/Mo. Pets Negotiable, Small & Cute. Freshly Painted, Newly Redone. 727-4185295. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT DUPLEX-1BR/1BA. Garden Setting, Porch, Big Closets, CHA, Water/Garbage Included. $725/Mo. plus 1st/last/Security. Smoke & Pet Free. Available 5/7 727-4246085. A DREAM RENTAL...ONLY $1200/MO.Furnished 2/2 heavenly waterview. Excellent condition, recently updated, recreational facilities, pool, and many other amenities. 727-2027784. Furnished Rentals 2BR/2BA BAY ISLANDAwesome Bay Views w/Balcony, gated 55+, pools, gym, clubhouse, $1200/Mo. & Electric, Available June 1-Dec 31, 2014. 610-914-3234. BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH-and Live on Gulfport Beach! Private attached Cottages. 1 and 2 Bedrooms. Fully Furnished. Attractive. Available May 1st. Short/Long term. Small dog ok. Annual $800 to $1300/Mo. plus Electric and Deposit. Includes Cable, Internet. 727345-4060 Accommodations to Share BEAUTIFUL HOME-in Great Neighborhood. Share Kitchen, Laundry, Pool. Includes Basic Cable, Water & Electric. Mature Gay/Straight Male or Mature Female. Smokers/Pets Negotiable. $625/Mo. 727-417-5516. SEASONAL RENTAL FOR JAN-MAR 20151-2 Bedroom Gulfport area. Must allow nondistructive little dog. Good References/Credit. tkowers2002@yahoo.com GULFPORT AREA 1BEDROOM APT.Needed for Jan-March 2015. 7lb dog. Non-smoker. Utilities Included. 859-781-1009. Open House SUNDAY 1-3P.M. WEST SHORE VILLAGEMultiple Units. Enter at gate 37th St. S. (between 22nd Ave. S. & 38th Ave. S.) A beautifully landscaped all ages community adjoining Clam Bayou. Great recreational amenities. See 3210 39th St. S. #F Spacious light and bright 2BR/2BA+den/study 1375 sq. ft. condominium. Attractive wood laminate oors, washer & dryer, 1 car attached $114,000. Tony Branch, EARNEST REALTY, INC. 727-460-7887. CHATEAU TOWER GEM!Open Sunday 1-4p.m. 7050 Sunset Dr. S., Unit 412, S. Pasadena. Magnicent water views from your balcony, living room, bedroom and kitchen! This 1BR/1.5BA, 4th oor unit has breakfast bar, built-in armoires in the bedroom for maximum storage and one of the lowest monthly maintenance fee within miles! Monthly maintenance includes basic cable, water/sewer, trash, building exterior and all the amenities you could dream of including: heated pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, billiard room, library, community room for events, laundry facility, assigned parking and plenty of guest parking. No assessments and excellent reserves! Walk to shopping, restaurants and banks. Ride your bicycle less than 2 miles to the beach. There is a washer/dryer hook up in the unit. Only 15-20 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg. Pet free building, all ages, no motorcycles or pick up trucks please. Secure, well-maintained building with on-site maintenance staff. This is too good to pass up!. Asking $119,900. Linda Wallingford, Realtor, CENTURY21 REAL ESTATE CHAMPIONS. 727-324-3006. PARTNER/INVESTOR WANTED-Great Gulfport Location. Excellent return on your Investment. All Framed in, Must See!! 727-4106599. QUAINT MOBILE HOME 2BR/1BA-Secluded, 1/4-acre lot, Tallahassee. Ideal for snowbirds, students, retired. CHA., Deck, Riding Mower, Fenced. $18,900. 727-391-7892, 727-4804062. GULFPORT DUPLEXFor Sale By Owner. $109K, 2-2BR/1BA, interior completely remodeled, great rental area, great cash ow. Call 727-210-5508 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate Wanted Real Estate for Sale TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTCondo. 1BR/1BA, 1st oor, 55+, Partially Furnished. Park at Door. $950/Mo. 727-381-4078.JUNGLE TERRACE2/2/1CG, 1322 Sq. ft. Rehabbed in 2005, w/recent updates. Large fenced yard, deck, heated pool. $141,900. Offers! Agents 3%. 727-3437829.

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54 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 6320 8TH AVE. S.4BR/2BA, 1753 hsf. Updates include new: kitchen, appliances, windows, A/C, wood/tile oors, Etc. $199,500. Call Dave, CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY. 727-244-0989. TOWNHOME GATED-Community. Spacious 2BR/2.5BA/1CG. Updated Kitchen and Master Shower. New A/C 2012. Pet 20lbs. or less. Clam Bayou Park Access. Beautiful West Shore Village. Many Community Features! $109,000. Patty Clark FUTURE HOME REALTY 727-481-0354. EXTREME GOOD INVESTMENT!-One Home being totally renovated, Two separate rental units. On separate lots in outstanding location in Gulfport. Great possibility! Dont Miss Out! Please call 727-410-6599. No Brokers! Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale PLEASE PRINT your ad as you want it to read, one word per line REMEMBER: THE FIRST 3 WORDS WILLBE BOLD-THE PHONE # COUNTS AS A WORD TOO! SELECT AC AT EGOR Y: (1) $4 .50/$15.00 (2) $4.50/$15.00(3) $4.50/$15.00 (4) $4.50/$15.005) $4.50/$15.00 (6) $4.50/$15.00 (7) $4.50/$15.00(8) $4.50/$15.00(9) $4.50/$15.00 (10) $4 .50/$15.00 (11) $4.70/$15.00(12) $4.90/$15.00 (13) $5.10/$15.00 ( 14) $5.30/$15.00(15) $5.50/$15.00(16) $5.70/$15.00 (17) $5.90/$15.0018) $6.10/$15.00 (19) $6.30/$15.00(20) $6.50/$15.00(21) $6.70/$15.40 ( 22) $6.90/$15.80 ( 23) $7.10/$16.20 ( 24) $7.30/$16.60 (25) $7.50/$17.00 ( 26) $7.70/$17.40(27) $7.90/$17.80 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: The GABBER 1419 49thSt. So., Gulfport, FL 33707 advertising@thegabber.com www.thegabber.com / NAME ON CARD PHONE NUMBER CARD #Z IPCODEEXP. DATE PERSONALITEMS $4.50 for 10 Wo rds and 20 each additional word. COMMERCIALADS $15.00 for 20 Wo rds and 40 each additional word. Classified Ad vertising Form DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-418-7272.

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Fun in the SunBy Brenna HendersonZoey Dean and her mom, Anna Dean, attended Gulfports annual Fun in the Sun Day Saturday afternoon. This was the best day ever! exclaimed Zoey as she walked away with her basket full of eggs and her balloon kitty on a leash. No. 2359 April 24 April 30, 2014 Short-term Vacation Rentals Gone for Now in GulfportBy Cathy Salustri Dr. Stuart Pollack wants the city to allow him to continue renting his two bedroom, one bath Historic Waterfront home as a short-term rental. People would never have come here had they not found it on the VRBO, he says. I think its really important for Gulfport going into the future that we offer these type of services. Ive gotten the best caliber person by doing this. Theyre paying a good amount of money so youre going to get a better class of people. After a decade of repainting, repairing and re-renting, Dr. Stuart Pollack decided to call it quits with renting his Gulfport Arts District home, at least for long-term rentals. I always did it as a regular rental, Dr. Pollack said. Every time I rented it, the house was always destroyed. The last time it happened was in August. The house was completely destroyed. I had to gut the entire house to re-do it. Instead, he decided to try renting his house as a vacation home through VRBO.com (vacation rentals by owner). Starting this past February, See Vacation Rentals, page 34 Boneld Fired, Parent ResignedBy Cathy Salustri In a 3-2 vote at the Tuesday, April 22, commission meeting, St. Pete Beach Commissioners Melinda Pletcher (District Four) and Terri Finnerty (District One), and Mayor Maria City Manager Mike You can certainly ask why, Mayor Lowe told the Gabber Wednesday morning when asked about her reason for making the motion, but Im afraid I cant answer that right now. I think its best not to discuss anything other than what had occurred in the meeting. The motion was not an agenda item, and seemed to come as a surprise to other Commissioners, though it was noted that there was a higher-than-usual turnout for the meeting. When asked about why it appeared some people had advance notice of the motion, the mayor said, I dont know; it was not a conversation had by me. I have a very small circle of advisors that I speak to about decisions, but none of them determined what the decision will be. When the Gabber asked if Lowe had spoken to any of the commissioners about this issue before the meeting, she replied, Absolutely not. District Three Commissioner Greg turn of events. when she made the motion, he said, adding, There was no reason stated [for the motion]. There was no cause for dismissal. Zero Nobody knows anything; its unprecedented. A coup dtat occurred last night. Nobody knows the reason. See Boneld, page 29 SPB City Manager Mike Boneld Dr. Stuart Pollack

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 3 New Board of Adjustment Members The city of Gulfports board with the power to override council has some new members. As of Tuesday evening, Gulfports Board of Adjustment includes Vice Mayor Browns reappointment of Gina Burke, Michael Fridovichs appointment of Stephen Rye (the former alternate) to a full member, and Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Romans appointment of Bill Seawall. Roger Turner and Art Padula also sit on the board. The board currently has a vacant spot for an alternate. Interested parties should contact the city clerk at 727-893-1012. Top Local Chef Competition Eight chefs compete for your vote! Be a part of the action from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. food pantry at the Gulfport Senior Center. LocalShops1 and Intensity Academys 4th annual competition features chefs from Taco Bus, Pipos Cuban Cafe, Wine Madonna, Shubee Shack, Serendipity Cafe, Island Flavors & Tings, Granny Smith Kitchens and the Twisted Cork Grille. The chefs will also present their dishes to a panel of food critics who will tell them what they really think. The contest is free to attend but tasting passes are required to sample the food. Tickets are available online at TopLocalChef.com and at the Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S. Call 727-637-5586. New Gulfport Planning and Zoning Members The citys planning and zoning board has three new members: Marjory Milford, Jennifer Cowan and Suzanne Szul. Respectively, Ward One Councilman Dan Liedtke, Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Roman, and the whole of city council appointed these members.

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4 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Dollar General Comes to Gulfport After a failed attempt to rezone a different standalone property on Gulfport Boulevard, the Dollar General will now have a home between 17th and 18th Avenue on 49th Street. Tuesday night, Gulfport time to give the easement to the developers. Surveillance Cameras Come to Gulfport At Tuesday evenings council meeting, the city voted to buy new surveillance cameras. The highresolution cameras will each have enough storage for 30 days of continuous monitoring. Some of the citys existing cameras, such as the one at the marina, will be upgraded. In other instances, the city will install new cameras. The city police will use these cameras to monitor activity at city buildings, including city hall, the library, Michael J. Yakes Recreation Center, the marina and the 49th Street Neighborhood Center. The price tag, just over $93,000, comes at over twice the estimated cost. Mayor Sam Henderson said the price gave him sticker shock, although he, along with the rest of council, voted to buy the cameras. The mayor said he supported whatever protection the surveillance cameras would offer, considering the amount of money were investing in some of these properties. Lincoln Club Car Show in St. Pete Beach The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club will hold their Eastern National Meet beginning April 30 at the Sirata Beach Resort. The Club consists of owners of both classic and modern Lincolns from the 1930s to the present. Everyone is invited to attend the car show on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pavilion 2 at Fort DeSoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg, where all cars will be on display.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 5 Free Cancer and PSA Screening Dont miss this great community outreach for the following annual free screenings. David Hastings and The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatologist and Walgreens will be hosting a free oral cancer screening, free skin cancer screening and free PSA screening on Saturday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. (5701 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport) in Gulfport. People will register for the screenings on the day of the event. David Hastings, a cancer survivor and the Senior Patient Advocate of the Oral Cancer Foundation started this event to raise awareness of oral cancer. Now, expanding into its sixth year, this event will include free skin cancer screenings, free prostate cancer screenings. The key to reducing the death rate of cancer is earlier detection, and the key to that is for all adults to receive opportunistic cancer examinations at least once a year. Dont miss this opportunity to receive free screening for oral, skin, and prostate cancers. It might just save your life. To learn more about oral cancer go to www.oralcancer.org on the web. For event information, please call David Hastings at 727322-5669. Meet the Author Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, a Sunshine State Young Reader novel, in the auditorium at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Glory Be, set in Mississippi in the 3rd to 5th grade category chosen for the Sunshine State List for 20132014. Students read it for details about the author, characters and plot to compete in the Battle of the Books in May. All Friends of the Library programs are free and offered for the publics enjoyment. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Deborah Haslam, 727827-0110.

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6 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Green Thumb Festival This Weekend The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburgs annual Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration, returns for its 28th year to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26 Avenue N. on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free family festival features youth make n take crafts, horticultural and environmental exhibits, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle and improve the environment. Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb Annual Awards along with special recognition for festival organizers, vendors and participants on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. on the main stage. Highlights also include 1,500 trees for sale for $3, free pine seedlings, plant auction, plant diagnostic clinic, grow and share programs and a childrens plant fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg celebrates the 28th Anniversary of the Green Thumb Festival with a Flower Show presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Walter Fuller Recreation Center. Come for breakfast and lunch at the expanded food court with ten vendors. Volunteers are also needed and will receive a free t-shirt. Visit stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb or call 727-893-7441. Mothers Day Tea in the Garden Come celebrate Mothers Day in the beautiful Gulfport Library reading garden! They will have a craft for the kids to make something special for Mom and will be serving tea (both hot and iced, and light refreshments). Come enjoy the communitys new space and celebrate Mom, Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is recommended. Please call Cailey at 727-893-1133 for more information and to sign up.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 7 First Gulfport Neighbors Flash Cleanup Hits Ward ThreeBy Rose-Marie Seawall Its payback time, Neighbor, and you Neighbors Flash Cleanup on April 26, 8 a.m. to noon in Ward Three. We will be lending a helping hand to a fellow Gulfportian who has been living with personal challenges but is determined to help others instead of letting lifes proverbial bump in the road keep him from moving forward. Mark Grantham, a former high school English and history teacher in the US and Syria, is now battling a brain tumor that has severely affected his balance and eyesight. This challenge, though, has not affected Marks positive attitude or his love for teaching, for he has continued working with students as a volunteer mentor at Boca Ciega High School. Mark says, For me it is vital that I give back to society in whatever way I can. High school students often need an adult in their lives they can talk to, helping them squeeze past the angst of teen drama and hormonal disruptions, in order to make more informed choices as they assess their life journeys. Mark is one of those special individuals who takes the time to help students in our community make critical life decisions by sharing two important commodities: wisdom and time. In gratitude for his service, Gulfport Neighbors will be lending Mark Grantham well-deserved and much-needed landscaping help Flash Cleanup. Marks immediate neighbors have been given personal invitations to join us; in addition, we are reaching out to the entire community to join us with a mower, edger, rake, leaf blower, shovel, cutters, clippers, snippers, pole saw or chainsaw, giving whatever time you can with this undertaking. Please register with Gulfport Neighbors, emailing your name, address, ward, contact information, plus how and when you can help: Gulfport_Neighbors@yahoo.com. We will meet at 58 St. S. and 9 Ave., leaving at 8 a.m. to the nearby destination. As with the Gulfport Neighbors Beach and Area Cleanups, please wear protective sun, bug, eye, and footwear, including proper clothing for dirty yard work. Water will be provided. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Grab your sombreros and head on down to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., for a taco bar, dancing, and a night of fun at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Monday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. for only $8 per ticket. You must purchase your ticket in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds from this event are donated to the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Call Rachel at 727-893-1231.

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8 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch. Learn to Swim The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., is offering Learn to Swim Classes for all ages through the American Red Cross. From infants six months of age to seniors, classes will teach proper technique and tips for safety in any water environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available schedule. A two-week session is only $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 for non-residents. Visit spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 9 Gulfport Womens Softball League The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will have open registration for teams to participate in the 2014 Womens Summer Softball League on May 12 through May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center. The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning June 6 with a sixteam minimum/maximum. It is on a are $385 due at registration. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079. Check Your Blood Sugar It is important to know your numbers. Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Gulfport, on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and have your blood sugar checked. Blood sugar screenings are provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727893-1231. Be a Part of the Clymer Art Project artists working on the Clymer Park Project for the City of Gulfport, is wondering if local residents might be interested in taking part in this project by donating a piece of history. Susanne is a mosaic artist who uses found objects, china, pottery, mirror, metal, tile and glass as the tessera, or small pieces, to construct her mosaics. This ancient art affords the opportunity to involve the whole community in the making of art by using something meaningful or of historic value to create a piece. Susanne is inviting residents to drop off materials at the Gulfport Public Library beginning Monday, April 28. Items that can be used are: china, pottery, tile, glass shapes, cups, marbles, etc. No plastic or wood items, please. As the design for a piece evolves while Susanne works, some of the donated pieces may not be needed. If you would like to have an unused item returned to you, please include contact information with your donation. As well, if your donation has a wonderful story to accompany the item, please share it! You can view Susannes work at www.susannevernon.com.

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10 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Letters Don't Pave the Alleys Dear Editor: I just wanted to respond to Hilda Neilys letter (April 17, 2014 edition) and Cathy Salustri's Hard Candy article (April 10, 2014 edition). I agree with them both! Our alleys and the beach parking dont need to be blacktop (more pollution for the baydo you know what the ingredients are that are used in making blacktop?) and our alleys, yards and streets need to be kept up (where is Dawn Fisher when we need her?). As a 40 year resident of Gulfport, perhaps Im an old fuddy but I love my town dearly. Carole Gabrio Dear Editor : I would like to echo Hilda in last week's Gabber regarding alleys: I've heard a lot of comments from residents and now from Cathy (Salustri) regarding alleys. I grew up in old Florida and am now 67. Gulfport has managed to maintain that wonderful (looking back on it) feel of old Florida which is why we attract so many visitors. The alleys of old Florida have never been shortcuts from here to get there. They have simply been the pathway to get to your home, stopping along the way to chat with your neighbors. If another neighbor entered the alley, they were more likely to join in the conversation than insist on someone moving their vehicle to get by. I am absolutely against paving the alleys of Gulfport. Those of us old timers relish the good of the past while embracing the technology of the now and the future. But you can't totally throw out the entire past as an unresponsive relic. There are gems to be retained from the past, some smaller, some larger. The alleys may be a small gem, but our alley still works as a gem. Everyone knows everyone in 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 publisher@thegabber.com. 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. the alleys, and conversations are much more prevalent than blaring horns. Michael O'TooleThank You So Much Dear Editor: I wish to publicly thank the City of South Pasadena Mayor Dan Calabria, and the City Commission for re-naming the Band Shell in Galatea Garden, the "Dick Holmes Band Shell". Also I want to thank the hard working city staff for making it happen. On April 10th, at the band concert, I was honored recognizing my past involvement with the creation of the Band Shell. Needless to say this was a very humbling and memorable evening for me.Dick Holmes, Fmr. Mayor of South PasadenaKeep Local Control of Rentals Dear Editor: My husband and I fell in love with Gulfport while visiting a friend in 1999. We bought a house here the following year and became residents the year after that. More than a decade later family commitments (and yes, a couple of disappointments even in almostperfect Gulfport) prompted us to buy another home across the bay and closer to loved ones. But we just couldnt quite reconcile ourselves to selling our little bungalow and leaving Gulfport full-time. So we spent a lot of time, energy out how to keep our Gulfport home while actually living in Tampa. The obvious answer seemed to be to rent it to snowbirds/tourists during the season. We would lose access during the beautiful winter months, but wed be able to afford to maintain access to friends, service providers, local theater (and the house, of course) for the rest of the year. Perfect, we thought. We knew there would be fees and bed-taxes, but it looked like a reasonable solution to our problem. We thought everyone would winsmall businesses, family-oriented tourists and, of course, ourselves! We did not think about the fact that might rent to, or the possibility of turning Gulfport into a destination vs. a community might be really bad ideas. Thank heavens (and unforeseen complications), WE DID NOT commit to or begin the vacation rental routine. We have opted to rent the house full-time and temporarily a home in Gulfport So, here is a request from two folks who cannot currently vote in Gulfport but who do own property there: please do not change the ordinance (passed in 1993) that prohibits multiple short-term private home rentals in Gulfport. Do not shut the door on local control! Yes, it seems relatively harmless right now, but it will not seem harmless and Gulfport will never be the same if the Gulfport community loses control over this. Again, we really do understand the appeal of short-term rentals, but we understand even better, what a fundamentally bad idea it really is to change the law and allow it to continue.Bonnie NavinHeartfelt Gratitude This is a special thank you to the two gentlemen who pulled the pit bull off of my dog Hope recently. This occurred at the corner of York and Newton Sts. S. The neighbors who helped me home called the police who were prompt and helpful. I took her to the emergency hospital at 22nd and 34th St. where she was well treated. Dr. John Mead at Sandy Paws in North Redington went out of is way to further treat her over the weekend. She is a gentle soul who will recover. Thank you all for your assistance. It gives one faith when our neighbors are there when needed.Gloria L. Kane

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12 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Hop on the Gulfport Rays Trolley Promotional tickets for the May 8 Rays home game are available at the Gulfport Casino. A $25 ticket will get you a ride to Tropicana Field, section 124 lower box seats and a complimentary Rays baseball hat. If you already have tickets for the May 8 game, you can still get a complimentary ride on the Gulfport Trolley if you show your purchased ticket. Departure times are 5 p.m. for batting practice, 6 p.m. for pregame and 7 p.m. for game time. The Gulfport Trolley will be leaving from the Gulfport Casino. Promotional tickets and space are limited. For ticket information, contact 727-893-1070 or visit the Gulfport Casino at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Give Day Tampa Bay Give Day Tampa Bay on May 6 is a one-day online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation to raise support for local the region. It is a community-wide event to show off Tampa Bays spirit of giving, raise awareness about collective effort of the area. Find out more at givedaytampabay.org. My Hope Chest is proud and excited Tampa Bay. Despite the support that hundreds of breast cancer organizations offer to survivors around the country, there is a lack of advocacy and funding for those who are left without reconstructive surgery as an option. For more information about My Hope Chest, call 727-488-0320 or visit their website at myhopechest.org. Toddler Storytime Come join them at Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@ mygulfport.us.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 13 Bocce Trivial Pursuit at Town Shores Join them at Town Shores clubhouse auditorium on Friday, May 2nd for the Bocce Trivial Pursuit night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are a $5 donation. Set ups and coffee provided and their famous dessert buffet will be provided by Bocce Club.Small 8-10 players contact any Bocce Board member. Call Judy at 727-344-7558 for any other information. Sunsation Show Chorus To Perform the Blues Singin the Blues for You wraps up the 10th season for the Sunsation Show Chorus. Performances are at two venues: April 27, 3 p.m. at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave., and May 3, 2 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets at both theaters are $15, group tickets are $12. For Pinellas Park tickets call 727-5307190. Purchase Gulfport tickets at the Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday or purchase through PayPal at sunsationshowchorus. com. Library Seeks Donations of the Gulfport Public Library has announced its intention to create a new Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/ Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center at the library, bringing together books, periodicals and other media in a special collection that will serve as a community resource for Pinellas County and Florida. The Resource for a public library in the State of Florida. A subcommittee of the Circle of Friends has been formed to chart a course toward developing and maintaining the LGBTQ collection. The committee is now actively seeking donations of books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals and other media which may be useful additions to the new collection. Donated items should be in new or gently used condition. Members of the public interested in donating materials may bring or send them to the front desk of the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28 Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Please label your donations accordingly if the LGBTQ collection. Committee members reserve the right to add donated items to their book sales inventory for fundraising if items are not suitable for the collection. Monetary donations are also welcome and are tax-deductible. For this purpose, please make any checks payable to the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library and note that the donation is intended for the LGBTQ Collection. For more information, please contact Committee Chairperson Roger Turner, 727-698-7657 or RLTurner39@tampabay.rr.com.

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14 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Musical Memories! The 2014 Joe Koehler Spring Follies presents Musical Memories of the 50s, 60s, & 70s on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Remember Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Roy Orbison, Elvis, and Neil Diamond? These performers will bring back those memories and more. Directed and produced by Dave OBrien and Cookie McPhee. Tickets are $6 each or two for $10! Advance ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 727893-1231. Megan Sutton, 7, missed last years watery egg hunt at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, but this year the swim team member from Seminole was back in the water, grabbing all the plastic eggs she could nd. The Center held three separate egg hunts on Saturday, April 19, to ensure every child could collect plenty of eggs. We didnt come last year because she was sick, Megans mom explained, but we came the year before, and she loved it. The Center holds two underwater egg hunts, one around Easter and another around Halloween. The Center held this hunt as part of the Spring Festival at neighboring Colonel Michael J. Horan Park. An Abundance of Eggs

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 15 Blood Pressure Clinic on Last Thursday Whats your blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure? Low blood out at the Gulfport Senior Center Blood Pressure Clinic on the last Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. 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 727893-1231. Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck Gulfport residents, are you looking to get rid of your old stuff and dont know where to start? Join the Gulfport Neighbors and the City of Gulfport at the community Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck event on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport. Bring proof of Gulfport residency (drivers license and utility bill) and your items to the Neighborhood Center and either swap it, give it away or junk it for free. Gulfport residents may bring furniture, appliances, tires and other bulk items for free disposal, liquor, plants, paints, chemicals, or batteries. Enjoy a cup of coffee during Java with Josh and Zack (Lieutenant Josh Stone, and Mills). Parents can register your childs bike with the Gulfport Police Department and receive a free childrens bike helmet. Join the Gulfport Neighbors network of volunteers: inspiring, motivating and uniting neighbors to improve the quality of life in Gulfport. For more information, please call 727893-1118. Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for the 2014 Summer Program begins Thursday, May 1st for Gulfport residents. Registration is for children who have completed kindergarten through age 14. Hours of registration are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations for non-residents not enrolled in the School Year Child Care Program will begin Monday, May 19th for 30 children maximum. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. The eightweek program (June 16th to August 8th) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, which does (June 9th to 13th) and Post-Camp (August 11th to 15th) cost is $77 trips. Preand Post-Camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 727-893-1068 for any questions.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 17 Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting season from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. Please note these serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Dr. S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Ask anybody! 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 Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. All of their net activity proceeds go into their community help programs, especially sight related activities plus their Annual Christmas toys and food distributions. Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Mark your calendar to play in the Pirate Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc. Golf Tournament to support Boca Ciega High Schools goals and programs that promote leadership, instill values, and develop character and prepare students to be successful. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at 1 p.m. at Seminole Lakes Country Club, 6100 Augusta Blvd. in Seminole. Tournament fee is $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. 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 and he will long be remembered for his love of coaching, 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 chair, Rex Gaugh at 727434-2165 or Steve Hodges at 727709-2612 or 727-573-3594 or e-mail to shodges41@gmail.com or hodgesnh@ yahoo.com or rexgaugh@reagan.com

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18 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club 14 year, the Gulfport Garden & Bird Club will meet on May 15 at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Library Meeting Room to hear Mr. James Stephenson (from UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve) discuss Orchids and Epiphytes as found at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs. This should be a very informative meeting. Plan to attend, enjoy some light refreshments, and participate in the short business meeting afterward. The June meeting has been cancelled so the May 15 meeting is our last gathering for the 2013-14 year. They hope you can attend!

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 19 The Gabs The Gabber went to the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center and asked four retirees what they most looked forward to doing every week.Donna Davis, Gulfport: Going out on my porch, sitting there in the with my dogs. Ellen Biegler, Gulfport: Im retired, I just take it as it goes along. I dont plan anything. Jack Denis, Gulfport: Enjoying my time with my wife, shopping, going to thrift stores, and calling bingo on Friday. Im retired military Paul Fornator, Gulfport: "I love the smiling faces of all the senior citizens, but most of all I look forward to sun.

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20 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Trinity Church Offers Members a Ride Do you or your children want to attend church on Sunday, but dont have a way to get there? Trinity Church of The Nazarene, 1000 55th St. S. in Gulfport would like you and your children to visit and they can provide free transportation within the local area. They are a small church with bible based teaching for adults and kids. Please call 727656-6209 for more information.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship The Attic Shoppe Celebrates 50 Years The Attic Shoppe, 316 Corey Ave. in St. Pete Beach is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of St. Albans Episcopal Church. Join them from May 5-10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Enter to win prizes from Corey Avenue merchants (drawing held May 10 at 1 p.m.). Need not be present at drawing to win. Enjoy 50 percent off all items in the store Refreshments will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special Guest at Paradise Lutheran On Sunday, April 27, Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Florida-Bahamas Synod will be the guest preacher at the 10 a.m. service at Paradise Lutheran Church, 10255 Paradise Blvd. in Treasure Island. In honor of the Bishops visit, a light luncheon will be served in the churchs Fellowship Hall following the service.

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22 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 The City of Gulfport would like to send special recognition and thanks to all who participated in the 9th Annual Fun in the Sun Day EventPresenters The City of Gulfport Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows Gulfport City Departments/ Divisions Fire Parks Police Public Works Recreation Senior Center/Trolley Organizations Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission Florida Highway Patrol Gulfport C.E.R.T. Sunstar Paramedics Sponsors American Legion American Legion Womens Auxiliary Freeman Irrigation Gulf Fresh Seafood Gulfport Lions Club Harris Vending Mend It Asphalt Reeds Auto Care Safety Tire Southwest Pinellas Storage Volunteers Gulfport C.E.R.T. Gulfport Teen Council Stetson College of Law Students Spring Cleaning at Venue Theatre Venue Theatre (Pinellas Park) will have a fundraiser spring cleaning sale on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale items will include clothing, props, VHS tapes, books, a huge doll collection, electronics, chairs and more. Venue Theatre is located in the Hudsons Furniture Plaza at US 19 and Mainlands Blvd. Call 727656-8525 for more information.

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24 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 First Friday Flea: Big End of Season Sale Everything must go! They have jewelry, art, household items, knick knacks and more, all at bargain prices. Come visit the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon information call 727-893-2242. Band Gives Final Concert of the Season A fun concert, Light and Lively, will be the theme of the May 8 concert of the South Pasadena Community season will take place in the beautiful Galatea Garden at 7001 Sunset Dr. in South Pasadena at 7:30 p.m. in the evening. Come join them as they throw in a little Gershwin and a trombone feature to complement the light and lively music. Bring your friends and your lawn chairs and let them entertain you with selections you will enjoy! Featuring Moss Roxx Lodi Ancient Vine Zinfandel This is not your everyday wine! This Zinfandel is truly a selectable expression of Lodis signature terrior. Coming from Lodis oldest operating winery, Moss Roxx Zinfandel Vines has generous raspberry, mocha, and black pepper spice character. I highly recommend this full bodies wine!

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 25 Sunshine Center is Puttin on the Ritz Friends of the Sunshine Center invites you to Putting on the Ritz on May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 559 Mirror Lake N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include silent auction, hot and cold hors doeuvres, wine/ beverages and entertainment. Please RSVP to 727-821-2323. Intermediate Digital Camera Class If you have already taken the beginners digital photography class at Gulfport Library or St. Pete Beach Library sign up for the intermediate digital camera course held at Gulfport Library on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. taught by local photography teacher Cathy Salustri. And as always, its free! Call 727-893-1073 to sign up. Sock Hop to Benet Local Charities Knights of Columbus Council 14178 and Cathedral of St. Jude are sponsoring a 50s and 60s Rock n Roll Sock Hop featuring the original Impacs on May 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. in Gulfport. Advance tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 at the door. You may also reserve a front row table for 10 of your closest local Knights of Columbus charities. Tickets are available now at Gulfport Casino, Gulfport Beach Bazaar stjudekoc.org or call Bob Bielicki at 727-560-3389. 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 www.spbrec.com or call the St Pete Beach Community Center at 727-363-9245. Attention Young Scientists! Every Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., 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 fun! Contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Librarian, at 727893-1074.

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26 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 By Holiday Mathis At the start of the week, the Taurus sun does a disappearing act, and the dark new moon adds to the mystery. Quality matters a great deal under these skies. The cosmic bull likes to point out that the price of an item is not its only cost. Furthermore, you will have to look deeply into whats being offered in order to make a fair appraisal. Make careful distinctions in regard to cost, price and value. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You understand how important your message is, but your audience wont unless you deliver it the right way. Keep in mind that humans are vulnerable creatures who need to feel a sense of control over their lives. The stark realities are too much for most people to bear. But if you make people laugh, they will see things seriously. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll show your personality in unexpected and unobtrusive ways this week and attract kindred spirits. The takes one to know one situation is fun, to spending time with people who are like you. But diversity has even throughout the week! CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may be less than thrilled with the tasks and responsibilities assigned to you this week, but when all is said and done, its the hard work that will make you great. Sure, youll still want to a state of relaxation, but youll also be grateful you were chosen for something so useful. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youll have to listen to a bit of complaining this week, but dont think for a minute it means people are unhappy. There are many who enjoy complaining. Some even make a hobby of it. If you refuse to take any of it personally, youll be ahead of the game. Even if its about you, it isnt really about you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The difference between what youre doing now and what you want to be doing is not so much a matter of talent as it is a matter of discipline. Discipline can transformation even more so, but its all within your grasp. Much depends on how much you want the change. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some people dont say thank you enough. If it seems as though your efforts are going unnoticed, well, they are. Does that mean you shouldnt bother? Of course not. Youre doing the right thing. The right thing doesnt change just because people see it or dont see it. You can be sure that in the end right is might. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youll be doing some kind of presentation, and it might have to do with hosting. So what if everything doesnt go exactly as planned? Youll be quick on your feet, and you can handle it. Remember that where good friends gather, humor is also a guest -the kind who refuses to let you get a big head. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will focus on doing what you do well, and those in charge will recognize your many star qualities. They may not reward you right away. Some may even be afraid that youll outshine them, and this will play into events, too. Let nothing deter you from delivering the very best results you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youll be optimistic, and youll act as though you expect a consistently positive outcome. Your attitude will impact those around you. well at the start of the week, though back off, consider different options and ask questions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The things that didnt work out the way you wanted them to were character building. Now you deserve a break, and you will get one. Trust the universal timing. A few things character determines destiny. What you do to make yourself a better person will always be worthwhile. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In time, your story will help others. But this week youll be too busy living it to worry about what useful lessons might be gleaned along the way. Youll be torn between options and should having fun, theres something good about what youre doing. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll be in a creative mood. Dont let a lack of faith interfere with your process. All you have to do is look around you to know what is possible. Your environment will be rich in interesting manmade phenomena, each and every piece of which someone had to to make it so. This Week's Birthdays: Youll go into the year on a high energy level and miraculously maintain it. It will feel as though you cant lose -like the more you give the more you receive. Youll volunteer in May and wind up getting paid for the same thing in June. Your social life and career intersect in enjoyable ways in July. Youll chase a dream through August. One special person you meet will help you make it come true. Youll provide a boost of sorts to family in September. Your education steals focus in October. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 27 Chamber of Commerce 2014 Tourism Lunch Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its 6th Annual Tourism Lunch on Thursday, May 8. The luncheon will be held at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel (3400 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. The 2014 panel discussion Beyond the Beach: Floridas Not So Sandy Attractions will highlight all aspects of the Tampa Bay areas tourism market in addition to its world famous beaches, featuring the following guest speakers: John Doonan, Manager of Mazda North American Operations; Peter Miller, BASS2BILLFISH, LLC; Theresa McCann, Director, Strategic Partnerships of NBC News & Sports Group and Bill Lupfer, President & CEO of Florida Attractions Association. The event begins with check in and networking at 11 a.m. followed by the program and lunch at noon. Cost is $40 per member or $50 per non-member; table sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer McKenney at 727-360-6957 or RSVP@ tampabaybeaches.com.Blues Festival in Treasure Island The only free blues festival where your happy feet can dance is the Treasure Island Blues Bash in on Saturday, April 26, boasting over 10 hours of hot, smokin blues, soul and swing from six bands. This year the bash happens under the shady oaks and on the cool grass of the Treasure Island Community Center Park and headlines the polished playing, emotional honesty and taste, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon. The festival begins at 11 a.m. with two sets from everybodys favorite swing and jazz band, the 18-piece Tomkats Jazz Orchestra, who have been packing houses up and down the coast for close to thirty years. Next up are fan favorites wherever they play, Florida Blues and Americana icon T.C. Carr and Bolts of Blue, featuring the amazing Josh Nelms on guitar. T.C. and the band take the stage at 1:30 p.m. Sarasota Slim brings his raucous blues-slinging band on at 3:15 p.m. for a set that always begins onstage and ends up somewhere out in the crowd. Doug Deming and the Jeweltones follow at 5 p.m., cooking up a wicked blend of traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, early rock, country and roots music. As the bash heads toward sunset, the master of the Hammond B3 and most soulful vocalist this side of the Mississippi, Shawn Brown, takes the stage at 6:45 p.m. Beautiful Bobby Blackmon headlines the TI Blues Bash stage at 8:30 p.m. with southern soul and blues, seasoned with delicious R&B player in the modern blues-soul pantheon. Festival vendors are open all day and evening, along with the food court, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can park all day, for $10, at lots in the Community Center Park and at Gulf Front Park at 104th and Gulf, and in the lot across from Rally at 108th and Gulf. TI Blues Bash details are online at www.mytreasureisland. com or at 727-547-4575 ext. 237.

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28 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Seen About Town: Small Adventures Gets Smaller Tina Hansen, a 15-year veteran of the recently-closed-and-rumored-to-soonbe-an-ice-cream-shop, Small Adventures, has kept literature alive in Gulfport. Next door to the former bookstore, Hansen opened the Book Booth inside the Beach Bazaar. While the Book Booth doesnt have the space the Small Adventures cottage offered for books, it offers locals and visitors a chance to pick up a beach read and, as Hansen says, let the locals know books are still alive in Gulfport. 2014 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Todd Barron, Emergency Response Meteorologist from the National Weather Service, hurricane related vendors and the City of Gulfport for the 2014 Hurricane Seminar, Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport). Todd will cover the local Tampa Bay area and how to prepare for the upcoming season. Hurricane-related vendors scheduled for this conference at this time are The American Red Cross, Gulfports Community Emergency Response Team, Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Community Development Department, Solar Energy Systems, Morgan Exteriors, Whitco Insurance, PSTA, and more to follow. If you are a business or organization with hurricane-related information, please email gbiron@mygulfport.com to inquire about a free spot. Spots are limited. So you wont miss dinner, the Theater lobby will open at 6 p.m. for two slices of pizza and a drink for $3 so you can come early to view the vendors before the seminar begins. Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the seminar starts at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gail Biron, Technical Events Specialist for the City of Gulfport, at 727893-1118.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 29 Boneld, from front page We all expect some answers. Former Mayor Steve McFarlin, who lost his mayoral campaign for re-election to Lowe this past March, also expressed confusion. Ive tried to stay supportive of our new leadership, but I cant understand why someone could come up with that much reason or cause without knowing the organization, McFarlin said. Ive been supportive of Mr. think to make a decision this drastic that changes the whole operation is just totally premature of anything. During the course of the four-hour meeting, and prior to the motion to remove District Two Commissioner Jim Parent from his position as city liaison for the Barrier Islands Government Council (BIGC) and chose not to select him for the vice mayorship. The twice-unopposed, three-term commissioner who resigned at the end of the meeting. It was not clear at press time what motivated the resignation. Mayor Lowe expressed regret about Parents resignation, saying, I really consider him an invaluable asset for the commission. She indicated, however, that Parent would not reconsider his decision, and asked that the Gabber share this message with St. Pete Beach: There was a comment made by Mr. Premer about the uncertainty of any changes, she said. If theres anything I want to communicate to every to citizen is that our city is a phenomenal city Theres no reason to fear change. does not want to change the city charter from a city manager form of government to a mayoral one, and added that the commission chose to ask Administrative Services Director Elaine Edmunds to step in as the interim city manager. Should Edmunds not accept, the commission chose Public Services Director Steve Hallock as a backup. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, Edmunds said no one had asked her to step in, but would accept if asked. Commissioners Melinda Pletcher and Terri Finnerty, former Commissioner Jim Parent, and City Manager Gabber by press time. in January 2002. Prior to that he served as city manager of Madeira Beach and worked for 17 years in various capacities in his hometown of Gulfport was Director of Community Service. According to Mayor Lowe, this was a preliminary motion for removal and a public hearing. His contract gives him six months severance. Before the Gabber went to press, St. Pete Beach Commission planned to hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, to decide how to proceed. Please look for updates at thegabber.com. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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30 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Lucha Libro: Literary Death MatchBy Cathy Salustri Professional wrestling, meet literature. Literature, meet professional wrestling. Two writers don wrestling masks, take their seats across from one another at typewriters, and wait for the referee to issue a writing prompt. Welcome to Lucha Libro, a Peruvian marriage of writing and theatricality. On Saturday night, April 19, the literary throw down came to St. Petersburgs The Bends bar. Cole Bellamy, an English professor at St. Leo University, served as the evenings referee. Holding a tattered copy of Moby Dick, he chose a word around which the writers would base their stories. substance while the audience, in the true spirit of professional wrestling, heckled them with writing-themed insults: Spelling counts! Y-o-u-APOSTROPHE-r-e, not y-o-u-r! Dont quit your day job! At the end of ten minutes, the audience counted down along with Bellamy. The writers stood and read their work. Based on audience response, the referee chose a winner to proceed to the next round. In Peru, the ultimate winner receives a publishing contract. Saturday night at The Bends, the winner received the satisfaction of winning. Keep St. Pete Lit sponsored the event. President and co-founder Maureen McDole called the event organized mayhem and praised Bellamy for bringing the idea to Keep St. Pete Lit and agreeing to referee. Its an electric feeling to see writers in costumes coming up with stories off the top of their heads, McDole said. It really showcased the diverse creative writing talent we have in Tampa Bay. We hope to make this a regular event. McDole told the Gabber she plans to hold the next Lucha Libro in Gulfport. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Enrique Matta stayed true to the spirit of Lucha Libro, dancing to get the crowd excited and insulting the other writers with calls like, You cant spell! and Grammar counts!Cell Phone Class 101 On Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m., bring your cell phone to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. and ask your questions. Christine and Tony from The Cell Phone Solution will be there to answer all your questions about how to use your cell phone or smart phone, how to download apps, how to take pictures and send them, how to add contacts, and more. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727893-1231. Beta Sigma Phi On Saturday, April 19, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at the England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park by Beta Sigma Phi Sunshine City Council. Members had met on Tuesday before to stuff the 2500 plus plastic eggs with chocolate candy. Members arrived around 8 a.m. to were sectioned off for various age groups and at 9 a.m. the children who had gathered proceeded to run for the eggs. In a matter of minutes all the eggs were collected and a successful egg hunt was completed. Thank you to those who helped make this a success and to all those who participated in the egg hunt. This has been an annual event for over 30 years. Sunshine City Council will meet on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the ROTC room at Dixie Hollins High. At this meeting election of On Tuesday, April 29, the annual Founders Day Banquet will be held at the Isla del Sol Yacht and Country installed along with the introduction of the new chapter presidents and chapter women of the year. The City Council Woman of the Year and Ideal Sister will be revealed. The chairman for this event is Ruth Szemer. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 31 Trever Miller Mob 5K and Fun Run which is made of rubber enabling handicapped children of all capacities the chance to play Americas favorite fast course, and although competitive, remains very family friendly. The include great amenities such as a tech race shirt, excellent catered food from Lee Roy Selmons, music and a very substantial amount of give aways. This race has grown every year due to their focus on family and sport. Awards will be given as always. Please feel free to bring your friends and family. Bring chairs to sit if you like, they will take care of food and will as history serves, have beer for those of age. What tastes better than beer and barbecue after a great run! The 5 K run/walk starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 19th, Paradise Blvd. in Treasure Island. The fun run starts at 9 a.m.! shirts. Cost is $30/5K and $10/1Mile Run. All monies collected go to Kiwanis, a global charity organization with a 501 c3 dedicated to serving the children of the world and the local area. Call 727-687-9762 or 727510-0582 to register or email Pamela. Longe-Mccann@allkids.org. Grief Support Group Grief Share support group will meet at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg every Friday through March 24th. Call 727-343-7747.

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32 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Local Obituaries CHMIELEWSKI, CHESTER "CHET", 77, of St. Pete Beach, formerly of Jersey City, NJ, passed away April 18, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathy; his children, Bill, Mark, Natalie, Gary, and Paul; 14 grandchildren; and his siblings, Eleanor, Carol, Tom, and Irene. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea and later became an entrepreneur and diamond dealer. As a political and community activist, Chet fought against the abuses of government and corruption and was rights. Visitation at Beach Memorial Chapel April 23, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Vianney Catholic Church April 24, at 10 a.m. In lieu to The Florida First Amendment St. John Vianney Catholic School. www.beachmemorial.com. LUTTERS, MILDRED W., 96, of South Pasadena, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, St. Petersburg. For a full online obituary and tribute please visit www.beachmemorial.com. MILILLO, JULIA B., age 79, of St. Pete Beach, passed away on April 19, 2014, leaving no known survivors. If you have any information, please call A Life Tribute Gulfport, 727347-5521. TALBOT, DOROTHY RICH, 102, of St. Pete Beach, died April 16, 2014 at Westminster Suncoast. Born March 26, 1912 in Nedick, MA, she grew up in the Boston area and in Ft. Myers. She attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in the Broadway musical and subsequent movie "Murder at the Vanities". She married Dr. Edwin Robert Talbot of Joliet, IL, on Oct. 15, 1937 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Miami, and honeymooned in Havana, Cuba. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Worthy Hoyt; her father, Perry Frank Rich; and her husband. She is survived by two children, Edwin Robert Talbot Jr. and Susan Talbot Englar, both of Pinellas County; and two grandchildren, Edwin Robert Talbot III and Michael Talbot. She was proud of her New grandmother, Mary Perry Rich, one County Board of Commissioners, Maine. Dorothy belonged to the DAR over 70 years and served on the Women's Board of Loyola College. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Joliet, IL and St. John's on St. Pete Beach. A strong believer in women's rights, Dorothy members at the Pass-A-Grille Yacht Club and belonged there for over 30 years. She was an avid reader and bridge player throughout her life. Visitation will be on Monday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a ceremony at noon at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. made to Suncoast Hospice. Online memorial and guestbook at www. brettfuneralhome.net. Join a Young at Heart Luncheon St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg welcomes you to their Young at Heart luncheons. They meet for a prepared lunch on the last Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following the meal they have a program and/or speaker on a variety of topics. Come meet them and share in fun and fellowship and an opportunity to enhance your knowledge, interests and faith. Call 727-864-3103. South Pasadena Arbor Day The South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 25th, at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden Park at 7015 Sunset Drive S. The city will receive its 25th consecutive Tree City U.S.A. award. presented to the winners and runner ups in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School band and chorus will perform. The students who participated in a recycled poster contest will have their posters displayed in the park. Please bring chairs for seating. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in the Hibiscus Hall room at the South Pasadena City Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena. German-American Society News The German-American Society located at 8098 66th St., N. in Pinellas Park invites everyone to dress in your best Dirndl and lederhosen and join them for the celebration of Bavarian Night on April 26. The music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by The Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. The kitchen is open from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and their full service bar is open from 6 p.m until closing time at 11 p.m. Their dress code is Florida semi-formal (no shorts, other than lederhosen). The entrance fee is $8. Call 727-238-8201. P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 33 FunDay Open House on the Waterfront On Saturday, May 3rd from 1 to 4 p.m., Gulfports Boca Ciega Yacht Club invites area residents to enjoy a free party at the club and on the bay. Free hot dogs (while supplies served during event hours), club tours, demonstrations, exhibits, kids coloring contest (ages 1-12) and door prizes. Free trolley will be provided by the City of Gulfport. People will learn about the Clubs active cruising program and its challenging racing opportunities, says Chairperson Jean Proach. Of equal importance is the Clubs outreach to the community through its Sail School and Youth Sailing Program. Area teens will learn how they can join the clubs Sea Scout Boat 915 to become experienced sailors while having a lot of fun. During the festivities, a membership team will be on hand to show people how easy and inexpensive it is to become a part of Boca Ciega Yacht Club and enjoy its boating, social and community service activities. Membership is open to sailboat owners, wannabe sailboat owners and those who have a love of sailing. Rain date is Sunday, May 4th. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is located one block south of the Gulfport City Marina off 49th St. S. Turn left onto Del Rio Way to 4600 Tifton Drive S. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness Take the Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness challenge and it will be the most intense and most rewarding workout you have ever experienced. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness incorporates a high-intensity interval training program that focuses on high-intensity anaerobic exercise, coupled with lower-intensity rest periods. These short yet intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, increased strength and muscularity, improved glucose metabolism, and extreme fat burning. In addition to strength and incorporates a fun and light group atmosphere for all who participate or experience. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Cost is $10 per class. Please call Donnie AliMcClendon at 727-550-7185 for more information. Hit the Links for Stroke Survivors Voices of Hope for Aphasia, a nonis hosting their second annual golf tournament on May 3rd at Seminole Lake Country Club in Seminole. The format is best ball, so anyone can play regardless of skill level. To register, go to www.vohaphasia.com or call Mike Caputo at 727-249-1953. Voices of Hope for Aphasia is helping stroke survivors and others that progress can be made, and in an acquired communication disorder that impairs a persons ability to process language, but does not affect their intelligence. VOHA group meetings are held in St. Petersburg on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, go to www. vohaphasia.com or call Mike Caputo at 727-249-1953.

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34 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 he offered the two bedroom, one bath home to out-of-town guests for between $625 and $950 a week, with a six-day minimum rental. His problems with tenants not paying or trashing the house or yard disappeared, he said. Ive rented it continually, said Dr. Pollack, who has owned a chiropractic practice in Gulfport for the past 15 years. Since listing it with VRBO in February, Dr. Pollack said hes rented to the gamut of tourists, from retirees to young families, and he couldnt be happier with the results. No problems whatsoever, he said of the guests. The people were amazing, the house left immaculate. While the guests havent proved a nuisance, that doesnt mean the issue has been without its problems: On April 9, Gulfports Community Development Department mailed Dr. Pollack and 16 other property owners a letter explaining the short-term rental violated city code. Gulfport only allows private home rentals for less than a month at a time, three times in a 12-month period, per the city code section 22-4.02. In early April, an anonymous complainant walked into Gulfports Community Development Department and asked to speak to the code out to see him, the complainant told him about the VRBO web site. In their neighborhood, they saw the cars coming and going. They were comparing the license tags of all the vehicles coming and going, Earling said. Earling went on the web site and searched for in violation of city code. He sent those property owners notices of violation on April 9. The letter didnt assess a ers to cease and desist the temporary lodging use of the property and advertising the property as such. Four Gulfport residents received a letter. Five of the recipients live in St. Petersburg; one, Redington Shores; one, Orlando; one, Georgia; two, Texas; one, Vermont; one, Pennsylvania; and one, Canada. Dr. Pollack, a St. Petersburg resident, received one such letter. This is a big issue, and Im really unhappy about what Gulfports doing, Dr. Pollack said. Furthermore, he said that not offering shorter-term rentals could hurt the city. I think its really important for Gulfport going into the future that we offer these type of services, he said. Of his guests over the past months, percent of them have never heard of Gulfport before. People are telling their friends about it; [they] call it a hidden gem. Ideally, Dr. Pollack said, he wants to be able to rent it as I was renting it. Have the people come in, spend the money in our town. This is huge for the city. I didnt realize just how much until I started doing this. He said he cant see how such rentals could degrade a neighborhood. If youre doing this correct ly, youre going to get a high quality [tenant], he said, but somebody whos going to have a trashy house and rent it out for two days, that house was trashy to begin with. If its trashy to begin with, its better off having somebody in there for two days whos trashy then being stuck with them for a year. Code enforcement records show that many of the properties have received code violations in past years, including nuisance, trash-related, and high grass violations. However, at press time, none of the properties had any active code violations other than operating as a short-term rental. Gulfport Police report 19 calls in 2013 to 5407 29th Ave. S., owned by RBH Investment Group, LLC (Paula Fenzau, St. Petersburg); 3014 57th St. S. (Richard and Mary Joyner, addresses listed in St. Petersburg and Gulfport) had four visits from the police. Dr. Pollacks home at 3038 56th St. S. had three calls for service, one prior to its use as a short-term rental and two parking related issues. Five other homes had single calls to police; the whole of these calls ranged from deceased person to building check. Pollack, whose property when rented as a long-term rental, had two code infractions (one nuisance violation and one for high grass, both in 2011) reiterated that short-term renters take better care of his property. He said he follows the rules and pays his 12% tourist development tax, and if Gulfport decided to institute a license for short-term rental operathat. Except, as Gulfport City Manager Jim OReilly explained, the city cant institute a licensing process or alter the current code in any way. If it does, thanks to Governor Rick Scott and the state legislature, it automatically cedes control over short-term rentals to the state. The legislature passed a law in 2011 saying cities could not regulate the length of time people could rent single-family homes. But, OReilly said, if you had something on the books prior to 2011, you could maintain the status quo. If we were to tinker with ours at this time, we may lose the ability to regulate vacation rentals of less than one month. That means any changes to the citys short-term rental laws could stop cities from limiting the number of shortterm rentals, the length of stay, or any aspect of the short-term rental at all. Currently, the state legislature prompted, Vice Mayor Christine Brown told council last Tuesday night, by cities claiming short-term rentals had robbed the town of its sense of community is considering a law that would give cities more control over short-term rentals. House Bill 307 (Senate Bill 356), if it passes, would allow cities to set parking and lighting guidelines, address nuisance and sound issues. It would not allow them to adopt laws to limit frequency of rentals or establish a minimum stay of less than seven days. Again, if Gulfport makes no changes to its current short-term rental laws, the citys current codes would supersede this pending legislation. If we change ours, we can only regulate what that bill [will allow], not length of residency, Community Development Director Fred Metcalf said. Right now, [the current law] doesnt let cities do anything if they didnt have short-term lodging ordinances on their books before 2011. Metcalfs priority isnt what may or may not happen; right now, hes focusing on helping property owners comply with city code. Im just trying to work with respondents for some type of plan of action, he said. Essentially what weve been asking them to do, and what most have done, is [to] change their advertisement to one month. Dr. Pollack has complied, but since making the change, said he hadnt received any inquiries. Vacation Rentals, from front page

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 35 Eckerd College Reading and Art Party Edgar Award winner Lori Roy will appear at the Eckerd College Reading and Art Party to help unveil the 2014 edition of Eckerd Review on Monday, May 5th, at 5:30 p.m. in Cobb Gallery on campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. The event is free and open to the public. Roy won the 2012 Edgar Award book, Until She Comes Home, is nominated for best novel this year. She attributes much of her success to her four-time attendance at the annual Eckerd College Writers Conference: Writers in Paradise, co-founded and co-directed by Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Emeritus Sterling Watson and Dennis Lehane, a 1988 graduate of Eckerds Creative Writing program and last years Edgar Award winner for best novel. An interview of Roy is included in Eckerd Review 2014, a journal of created by members of the Eckerd community and published by students. During the Reading and Art Party, Roy will participate in a Q&A session covering parts of that interview. The event also will feature readings from other works in the review, including poems by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Peter Meinke and Eckerd College President Donald Eastman. Visual art from the 2014 Review will be displayed in Cobb Gallery May 5th through 9th and celebrated at the party. For more information, call 727864-7979. Most people who take a vacation, they come for a week, theyre not taking a month off, he said. Metcalf said he has heard from 12 of the 17 property owners. Theyve all claimed that they will comply, Metcalf said. Well check the web site in a week or so, give everybody time. For the moment were taking their word that theyre changing it, and then well check and verify that they have. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com

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36 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com News Media Are CorporationsThere's so much money in politics these days one might suspect it's all about getting a reward for making a contribution. Impolitely, that's called a kick-back. That couldn't be happening, could it? Of course it is. Politics is and has been always about handing out political favors in return for money or support. Not all jobs, contracts, or favors are about that, but some are. The problem is, how do you stop it besides saying "stop it" or voting people these days are opting for curtailing, capping or forbidding campaign donations. However, the problem is who gets curtailed and capped. Or, better yet, what (as political action committees) gets the clamps. Generally, the popular your political opponent's sources. The controversy at the moment is about corporate contributions to whatever political action committees are legal at the moment. The U.S. Supreme Court says that corporations are people and have First Amendment rights. That is, all organizations, Of course, we think of corporations as entities such as Exxon or Google or Facebook or Microsoft. We forget about the media. Some of the biggest and most powerful corporations are the media as in New York Times, LA Times, CBS, Fox, ABC, CNN, Time Warner, Tampa Bay Times, and so forth. These guys along with nearly every newspaper, radio, or tv stations have editorial or news staffs that address politics. And almost all of them decry the money theirs. Millions of dollars of free news stories, straight news coverage as well as analysis, are provided political parties. We assume most of these are unbiased, but don't forget the editorial or opinion divisions of these organizations. They are, by or against someone or something. Those opinion groups are supposedly separated from the straight news guys and in general are. However, think of the money spent on staff, materials, travel, just to espouse one view or another. Those are, in effect, direct contributions to candidates or political parties. Those are just the direct costs. The indirect in the equivalent expenditures if these opinion pieces had run as advertisements. These "free" ads are forgone revenue. What about forbidding that kind of contribution? That's not going to happen because of the First Amendment which grants each individual the right to free speech and press (as well as religion and assembly). Hence, each individual working at these entities has rights to speak out or write out his or her opinion. The Supreme Court says these extend to corporations. Lucky for the media. If only the individuals could speak or write, then the corporations would have to declare those opinions, if they permitted them at all, as contributions. The First Amendment, by the way, says nothing about professional journalists. There are no licensed journalists. These are individual rights. All it says is: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The press at that time was anyone with a printing press or anyone who could get a pamphlet printed by someone with a printing press. I guess it can be assumed that these were organized journalists and hence "the press". The point was, however, to give voices to the citizens without government interference.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 37 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 post305@msn.com / www.post305.org All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. 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 4pmHouse Com. Mtg.6pm Pizza available all day Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Auxiliary meets 7 pm 2nd Tuesday each month Legionnaires meet 7 pm 3rd Monday of each month S.A.L. meets 7 pm last Monday of each month Thursdays from 9am 12 noon to offer assistance. games and dont forget Steakums 1:00 every Sunday afternoon. 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

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38 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 4/11 Theft5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call54th St. & 31st Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5000 Blk 27th Ave. S. Domestic2400 Blk Premier Dr. S. Saturday 4/12 Animal Call3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Theft5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise1600 Blk 55th St. S. Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk 19th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk 16th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Fraud/Identity Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Vehicle1800 Blk York St. S. Domestic1000 Blk 60th St. S. Domestic5400 Blk 31st Ave. S. Noise1200 Blk Hull St. S. Person Under Inuence2900 Beach Blvd. S. Theft3000 Blk 50th St. S. Sunday 4/13 Burglary Residence5800 Blk Skimmer Pt Blvd. S. DUI5200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disturbance1400 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence2600 Blk 49th St. S. Domestic2200 Blk Premier Dr. S. Stolen Vehicle1900 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations Stolen Vehicle700 Blk 59th St. S. Monday 4/14 Neighbor Problem5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Disturbance4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1400 Blk 55th St. S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5200 Blk 6t Pl. S. Reckless Driver58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Tuesday 4/15 Harassing Phone Call(s)Location Withheld. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary1600 Blk 55th St. S. Accident5700 Blk 15th Ave. S. Domestic52nd St. & 18th Ave. S. Wednesday 4/16 Vandalism5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise1000 Blk 61st St. S. Disorderly Conduct5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Animal Call5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft4900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Vandalism4500 Blk 17th Ave. S. Civil Matter5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Down5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Neighbor Problem2900 Blk 49th St. S. Theft4500 Blk 29th Ave. S. Prowler4800 Blk Coronado Way S. Thursday 4/17 Burglary54th St. & Essex Ave. S. Suspicious Person1900 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations. Abandoned Vehicle1000 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Vehicle6100 Blk 7th Ave. S.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Gulfport BoulevardQ: Are there plans to widen Gulfport Boulevard? Who maintains the right-ofways and easements along Gulfport's portion of this road?A: At present, there are no plans to widen the road. The project was initially proposed by Pinellas County in 2008, City Manager Jim OReilly said. Subsequently the project was pushed back / removed from the Pinellas County Capital Improvement Plan due to reduced funding available. The county has responsibility for maintaining the right of ways, easements, drainage and crosswalks along the Gulfport section of the road. Over the past six years, Mayor Sam Henderson has asked Commissioner Ken Welch for help reinstating the project, and Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich has asked Commissioner Charlie Justice for the same. OReilly said the city would like to see the project once again included and like the county to make drainage and right-of-way improvements along the corridor, OReilly said. The county, however, has yet to agree to those or any improvements. I have not been apprised nor do I believe the commissioners have committed to anything at this time, OReilly said Monday afternoon. Get Ready for Summer Reading The Summer Reading Program is right around the corner at Gulfport Library. The kick-off party for kids will be held on Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. and will run until Friday, July 25. Theyve got something planned for all ages. For more details on the summer reading program contact Cailey at 727-893-1133. Fashion Show to Benet Alzheimers Association The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, will host a Spring Fashion Show to on Saturday, April 26th. Ladies fashions will be presented at 1 p.m. by Patchington Womens Apparel, followed by light refreshments and shopping until 3 p.m. Local vendors will also be on hand offering candles, handcrafted jewelry, wood creations and accessories.F Put a little spring in your step and join them for this delightful display of ladies fashions. Your suggested Alzheimers Association. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP to 1-727-474-8814 at least three days prior.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 to 6 p.m. Please RSVP for dinner to Bev at 727-526-6835. Dance is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Become a member! Dinner is $7. May 4 will be a pot luck. This is a smoke-free facility ballroom dancing. Next tea dance is April 30. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. Kids are welcome! For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org.

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40 Gabber April 24 April 30, 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 By Matthew Margolis Benji and the Bickersons I recently had the pleasure of meeting Benji, a 1-year-old German shepherd pup. Rarely do I meet a dog I dont like, but shepherds hold a special place in my heart. We have two in the family right now. The German shepherd is smart, sensitive and strong, equal parts soldier and sidekick, as comfortable in a police car as he is in a nursery. The American Kennel Club describes this marvelous breed as follows: Energetic and fun-loving, the breed is very fond of children once a relationship is established. He is a loyal family pet and a good guard dog, the ideal choice for many families. Loyal and protective -desirable qualities in any family dog. But what happens when family members disagree on how to nurture these attributes? Meet the Bickersons. Mama Bickerson wants a family dog, a fun, friendly companion she can walk through their neighborhood, sit with at a cafe and play with in the park. Papa Bickerson wants a guard dog who will intimidate potential intruders and take down those who persist. While these two wants are not mutually exclusive, attitude, as Winston Churchill said, is a little thing that makes a big difference. Mama Bickersons attitude is loose and loving -and utterly lacking in boundaries. While its neither appropriate nor effective to lay down the law too soon with a pup, Benji is now 1, which is plenty old enough to have a solid foundational education under his collar. Papa Bickersons approach, on the other hand, is rigid and self-righteous evoke the protective nature of his pup, he confuses protection with aggression and encourages the latter. He refuses to neuter Benji and takes games of tug-of-war to an extreme, pushing Benji to a growling, snarling state no dog should ever reach. The proof is in the pudding. Benji now lunges at other dogs at the vets comfortable walking him in their neighborhood. In short, Benji is aggressive. Thankfully, Benji is also young and smart, and its not too late to turn to turn has got to be the tude -the tude about training and the tude about the neut. This little shep needs to be neutered -yesterday. Once thats taken care of, he needs to be professionally trained -and you training for obedience. Obedience training is the foundation for good canine citizenship and a stepping stone to advanced learning. Police dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, agility masters, competitive show dogs, hunting dogs -they all got their start in basic obedience. The good news for Benji and the Bickersons: The path to fostering an exceptional family dog is exactly the same.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 41 Take a Safe Boating Class There will be an About Boating Safety (ABS) class on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (approx.) at the USCG Auxiliary Training Center Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). Cost is $40 per student and includes all books and materials. Upon completion of the course the student will receive card from the USCG Auxiliary and the bobber card from the State of Florida. For reservations or questions call 727-399-7986.Yard Sale to Benet Teens Join them on Saturday, May 10th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Spring Community Yard Sale at Crescent Lake, located on the corner of 22nd Ave. N. and Fifth St. N. This popular community yard sale has more than 100 vendors. To participate in the sale, reserve your 10 x 10 space for only $15 with cash or a check at Teen Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities (TASCO) Teen Programs. For more information, call 727-893-7813.Join the Senior Solos for Lunch Senior Solos invites all singles age 55 and up to join them for their May activities. At 1 p.m. on May 7 they will gather for lunch at the Cheddar Casual Caf, 4101 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. On May 12 at Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N. in Pinellas Park for their monthly general meeting and potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and $2 or no dish and $5. After lunch, they will play a fun game of Two Truths and a Lie. Come prepared to tell two truths and a lie about yourself. Everyone must guess which of your statements is a lie.

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42 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Happy 100th Birthday, Mike! Mario Fisichella, better known to his family and friends as Mike, recently celebrated his 100th Birthday at the Sons of Italy, John Paul I, Lodge 2427 a little early with a beautiful buffet and cake. Mike has been a member in good standing since September 2, 1986 of the lodge. He is still very active and loves to play cards. His actual birthday is May 31, 1914. Join the Coffee Club You are invited to join the Coffee Club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on 10 a.m. 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 727893-1231. Sign Up for Vacation Bible School A week of fun and learning awaits the youngsters who take part in this years Vacation Bible School (VBS)at PassA-Grille Beach Community Church. Sue Prather, Director of Christian Education, said, Our VBS continues to thrive and serve the community as more families become aware of its recreational and educational opportunities. All children, age four through grade 5, are welcome. This years professionally developed curriculum, Weird Animals blends learning experiences that explore Gods creations. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day. The week-long VBS will be held from Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. PAGBCC is located at 107 16th Ave. in St. Pete Beach. The June registration fee is $45 per child or $75 per family. However, early registration and reduced rates are available. The rates from now through May 13, are $35 per child or $55 per family, while the rates from May 14 through May 31 are $40 per child or $65 per family. For more registration information, 360-5508 or visit pagchurch.org.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 43 g g t Delivery Delivery 727-322-1403 g g g g USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar). Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and The schedule is as follows: April 29th "Weather, May 6th, Your Boats Radio, May 13th, Which Boat is for You?, May 20th, Equipment for Your Boat, May 27th,Waterway Watch\Trailering Your Boat. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846. Garden Club to Host Flower Show The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII, hosts a Flower Show on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26 Ave. N. Themed Celebrate the Holidays, this competition awards excellence in artistic design and special exhibit categories. The Flower Show is being held in conjunction with the citys 2014 Green Thumb Festival at Walter Fuller Park. Now in its 28th year, the weekend family festival draws nearly 30,000 visitors to the shady park featuring horticultural, gardening and environmental vendors, exhibitors and programs. For information, visit gardenclubstpetersburg.org, or stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb, or call St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation 727-893-7441. Parliamo litaliano! Lets speak Italian! Two classes are coming to the Gulfport Recreation Center that begin on Tuesday, April 29, 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 p.m. 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 class is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $120. Professor Roberto will teach both classes. He attended the LUniversit di Bologna, earned a degree in the Italian language and has been teaching Italian in the Tampa Bay area for twelve years. For more information contact Roberto at 727-866-6892. Registration is at Gulfport Recreation Center.

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44 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 Town Shores Displays a Garden of Delight Pictured (L-R): Linda Worle and Harriet Steptoe Gulfport Garden and Bird Club honored the splendid gardens at Kenmore House, Town Shores with a garden tour and tea event last week. It was a wonderful turn out with members and guests dressed in their prettiest hats, enjoying tea, sandwiches and pastries while listening to music. Harriet Steptoe and Elsie Grimaldi from Kenmore, and the garden clubs Bev Gray and Josie Freeman hosted the event. They welcomed special guest, of Kenmores gardens with resident gardener, Harriet Steptoe. Prizes were awarded for the prettiest hat. Daddy Daughter Date Night The pleasure of your and your daughters company is requested at Night! Come enjoy a candy-coated evening of dancing, photos, sweets and giveaways. Join them at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. on Saturday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is only $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Preregistration is required by Wednesday, May 7th. For more information call 727363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.Center Offers Computer Classes Register now for a Basic Computer class starting on Tuesday, May 6th at 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. If you think youve got the basics under your belt, maybe youre ready for the Intermediate class that starts on Wednesday, May 7th. Each class will meet once a week on either Tuesday or Wednesday for a total of four classes. Retired NASA Systems Engineer Anne Pemberton will be your instructor. She teaches in a down-to-earth way that wont make you see stars as you learn how to navigate the unknown territory of the Windows 7 world. Each student will use new Toshiba laptops to help ensure a quality learning experience. All students must be registered and have tuition paid by one week before class starts. Classes are restricted to 10 students so more individual instruction assistance is available. The fee for the series of four classes for Gulfport residents is $40. The nonresident fee for the series is $50 with cash or checks preferred. Credit cards are accepted online through www. gulfportseniorfoundation.org. You may also register and pay in person at the Senior Center Foundation 8 to 11 a.m. For further information, please call 727-592-1933. Photo Credit Glen Bishop

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 45 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED Changing of the Guard Pictured (L-R): Incoming Treasurer Joan Kramer, Seretary Bonnie Bolduc, VP Petie Pawlikowski and President Gayla Davis; Outgoing President Julie Fuce, VP Joan Barry, Scretary Betty Browne and Treasurer Phyllis Miller. Newly renamed Gulfport/Town Shores Women's Club held a transitional volunteered to be the Chairwomen for the next season. With the help of the previous chairwomen, speakers and topics for the incoming season were chairwomen are long-time members. The next meeting will be held November 12. Gulf Beaches Relay for Life The 2014 Gulf Beaches American Cancer Societys Relay for Life will be held at Archibald Park on Madeira Beach, beginning Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. The ceremonial Relay will run through the night with closing ceremonies the following morning, Sunday, May 4. The event will be one of the only Relay fundraisers held on the beach, wherein Relayers and volunteers will have the amazing opportunity to sleep in tents on beautiful Madeira Beach. Archibald Park is located at 15100 Gulf Blvd. with easy access on and off the beach, a wide open area, and lots of additional parking both on and across from the beach. Many events throughout the area are being held as well to help raise funds for the Gulf Beaches Relay. For information on upcoming public events or to contribute or sign up as an individual or a team, please visit: 2014 Relay for Life Events. New Support Groups for Early Stage Alzheimers Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter unveils new support groups in Pinellas for Early Stage diagnosed individuals and for caregivers coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease or related memory disorders. Alzheimers Association Support Groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to meet other caregivers dealing with similar situations; and to learn caregiving skills to make the day to day care easier in a safe and self expression. Support Group for Caregivers meets the third Monday of the month starting April 21st, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Shores, Little Bayou Building/Hospitality St. Petersburg. The facilitator is Jan Banker, 727-866-6712. Contact Peggy Macaluso at (727) 578-2558, For additional information, please contact the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at 727578-2558.

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46 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How Should My Business Be Set Up? (Part II) In our last article, we examined together the general legal requirements of a sole proprietorship and general partnership. In this article, we will examine the general legal aspects of a limited partnership and a Florida Corporation. A. Limited Partnership 1. A limited partnership is similar to a general partnership. The primary difference is that some partners are designated as "limited" partners and, as such, are normally not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the partnership, except to the extent of their contribution of capital to the partnership. A limited partner is a passive investor, and is prohibited from participating actively in the management of the partnership business. If a limited partner participates in management, she/he and, instead, be treated as a general partner for purposes of determining liability for partnership debts and obligations. 2. A limited partnership must have at least one general partner and at least one limited partner. The general partner of a limited partnership has unlimited liability for the partnership's debts and obligations. 3. Like a general partnership, the income of a limited partnership is passed through to the partners, and reported on their individual income tax returns. 4. A limited partnership is Tallahassee, Florida. Normally, the in a separate limited partnership agreement, which may be more limited partnership. A Florida annual report and pay an annual fee to the Florida Secretary of State, to conduct business as a limited partnership. B. Corporation 1. A corporation is a separate legal entity or "person" for purposes of both state law and federal income tax law. A corporation may be formed by any number of individuals, other corporations, or other entities. 2. The owners of a corporation are "shareholders." Normally, business policies are dictated by a board of directors, which is elected by the shareholders. In Florida, a corporation may have as few as one director. Normally, directors are elected annually, at an annual meeting of shareholders. 3. Normally, the routine operations of the corporation are managed by elected periodically by the board of directors. In Florida, a corporation must have a president, secretary, and treasurer, and may have one or more vice presidents or assistant 4. Corporations are required to hold annual meetings of shareholders, at which the shareholders may elect directors. 5. For federal income tax purposes, a corporation is taxed as a separate entity, and income and losses of the corporation are not passed to its shareholders, unless the corporation makes an "S election." corporate charter, known as "articles the Secretary of State in Tallahassee, Florida. The articles of incorporation must contain various information unique corporate name, a statement of the number of shares of stock that the corporation is authorized to issue, the par value (if any) of the stock, the duration of the corporation (if other than perpetual), the general purposes for which the corporation is initially authorized (which may be stated to include in the transaction of any or all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated under Florida law), the name of an where service of process can be made upon the corporation, the name of directors, and the name and street address of the incorporator. The annual report and pay an annual fee to the Secretary of State in order to maintain its standing as a corporation. 7. After the articles of incorporation are formed, the board of directors holds an initial organizational adopts bylaws, and takes other organizational actions. The bylaws consist of a written document specifying the "rules" under which the corporation will be governed and managed. 8. Generally, ownership interests in a corporation may be transferred through a sale of stock, although the transfer of stock may be restricted by agreement or by law. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson telephone number is 727-347-5131. topics. This column outlines general please consult an attorney.

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 47 Requiem for an AdversaryAl Davis died last week. For those of you who didnt know Mr. Davis, let me tell you a bit about him: Mr. Davis fought in Vietnam. He he sailed boats. He and his wife Cindy moved to Gulfport, where they made their home on Clam Bayou. He didnt like what he saw on the bayou and became an active voice in trying to effect change. Mr. Davis and I came down squarely on two different sides of one issue: whether or not parts of Clam Bayou should get dredged. On every other matter relating to the bayou, we agreed, but this one issue divided us bitterly. Perhaps because, as a military man, he was used to people doing what he said, he did not react well to local and state authorities ignoring his demands that they do what he felt best for the bayou. Mr. Davis honey kind of guy, and for a time, council meetings. Sometimes he sounded like a bully; other times, he sounded angry. It was not an uncommon council meeting where he would denounce the Gabber as well as my writing. My job when this happened was to make certain I included his comments in my write-up lest it appear we didnt want to print negative comments about ourselves. I hated city council meetings then; every public session was a waiting game for Mr. Davis to stand and deride me while our former mayor looked on and smiled, shrugging a sheepish, well, what can you do? smile in my direction. It is not my intention to besmirch Mr. Davis memory. Especially because, despite it all, I liked him. From time to time, we agreed, and when he and I werent butting heads in perhaps the most unpleasant ways possible, I found him sweet, kind, and decent. More than once I sat with him and talked about politics, the state water management district, or planes. I knew he could be nasty and ugly when he felt he needed to be, but the other side of Mr. Davis? An impassioned delight. As for Clam Bayou? Where we agreed, we could have accomplished beliefs; that one issue that kept us from being friends, or even allies. Ive held that regret for years. I will admit this, too: His criticisms of my work and question my responsibility to our readers. I realize I will never please everyone, and long ago I stopped trying. Nonetheless, I paid attention to his barbed comments about the paper, examining them for grains of truth. If Ive done a better job over the years, I can, in part, thank him for holding our paper to a higher standard and blasting us with both barrels when we fell short. On the rare occasions when he would issue a gruff, heartfelt compliment, it mattered. When your fan club loves you, its nice, but when your adversaries pay you a compliment, its delicious. Ultimately, Al Davis did effect change in Clam Bayou, although not to the degree he would have liked. He never got his dredging, but he the city. Im not a fan of all the work the states done in the bayou, but Im less a fan of doing nothing. While Id like to believe the state would have moved just as quickly without know how state water management districts love to do the right thing in a timely manner I dont know if I can. Now, Im sure if he were still alive, Mr. Davis would have had plenty to say about all this. I doubt hed agree with much of it, and Im pretty sure the next time he stood before council in the public session, hed let me know exactly how Id let down journalists everywhere. Hed remind me that lately weve been ignoring the Clam Bayou issue in the paper, and hed also probably object strenuously to his life and death being fodder for a hack in the local paper. Fair enough, Mr. Davis. But it was important to me that people know who you were and why your life mattered. You ushered in change in Gulfport. And even if you may not have accomplished what you wanted to in Clam Bayou, your life to this writer. Rest well, Al. Youve earned it. May you have fair winds and following seas. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e

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50 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN CAREMowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured. All Major Credit Cards Accepted 727-202-7557. www.jimshepperd.com ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Ofce, 3471123, Licenced & Insured. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting 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. 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. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. Professional Services Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Plumbing

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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 51 BE YOUR OWN BOSS-Work from home. Phone 727-260-3345. Help Wanted P/T PERSON TO ASSIST-Handicapped Female with Personal Care/Light housework, Finger Print, CPR, M-F p.m. References. after 4pm 727-546-1267. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507. WORLD CHANGERS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLooking for someone with CDA credentials for ll-in or permanent position. Contact Gail at 727-520-2013. P/T STAFF ASSISTANTSeeking experienced ofce professional to assist our staff. Min. Req. -H.S. Diploma, strong customer service skills, and two years secretarial experience. $11.54/Hr. All applicants shall be subject to background/drug screens. Visit. www.mygulfport.us Must submit employment application along with a copy of resume to 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, FL. 337074. EOE, ADA, Drug Free Workplace.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. BOOKKEEPER PART-TIME-Retired person preferred. Computer savvy with knowledge in Quick books. Apply in person at West Coast Fence Corp. 6500 49th St. N. Pinellas Park 33781 1996 DODGE RAM Great Work Truck$1500. 727-458-3613. 1997 VOLVO S-80Station Wagon, Safety First, Excellent Inside & Out. $2600. 7274583613. 1998 FORD WINDSTAR-Driven daily. Fix or Use for Parts $1200. 727-867-1975. 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE NORTH STARLeather Interior, Fresh Paint Outside. $3600. 727-458-3613.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 FOOD TRUCK TOTALLY OUTFITTEDStart your own business! $12,000. 727-458-3613. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances COFFEE & 2 END TABLESOak, $100. Oak TV Stand, $15. Misc Lamps. 727-864-3686. EXTRA LONG TWIN MATTRESSES38x80, great shape, spotless. $45/ea. 727-367-1460. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. EVERYTHING FROM A-ZClothes, Small Appliances, Household, Picture Frames. Lots of Misc. Call 727-381-4078. 16 GERMAN TVTransformer, VCR/Tapes, Receiver. Rarely Used, $95. 727-367-1460. TWO 15 KICKER COMPS-in a Ported box $350. 727-709-2774. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. CONSTRUCTION WORKER SEEKING-Most Any Type Jobs. Home Repairs, Spring Cleanups. 813-331-9528. Senior Discounts. CONSTRUCTION WORKER-Seeking most any type work. Home repairs, spring cleanup, etc. 813-331-9528. TRAILER FRAME 7x12-Came from a popup. New Tires (3), Great Shape $150. obo 727347-9515 So. Pasadena.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. Marine NEED OUTBOARD MOTOR MECHANIC-to hook-up Evinrude on Davits to Motor and Accessories. 727-867-1074. 2004 MACGREGOR 26M SAILBOATGood condition w/trailer, 50hp. $19,500 OBO, 727692-7058 BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals Wanted I WANT TO BUY YOUR TOOLS,Computers, Laptops. Any Condition. Call Glenn 727-5657184. Day or Evening. Business Opportunity Automotive General

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52 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 1, 2014, 9:00A.M. at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 2000 Ford Taurus VIN# 1FAFP56S1YG286851 March 24, 2014 Yard/Garage Sale TWOCAN DO...COSTUMES & MORE Wagon Wheel Flea Market, Booth K26-27, Twocan Do...Costumes & More. Seasonal Items, Dolls/ Bears, Jewelry & More. Pat, 727-580-5639. Sat/Sun Only 9-4p.m. 445 64th AVE, ST. PETE BEACHTools, Furniture, Tackle. Fri & Sat. 9-4 STORAGE SALETools, Furniture, Household Items & More. Priced to sell. Friday & Saturday, 9a.m.-3p.m. 4924 Tangerine Ave. S. MOVING SALE8253 29th Ave. N. Furniture, Plants, Clothing, Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm. 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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. P.W. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. 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Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 53 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. TYRONE GARDENS2BR/1BA, Family Room, Large Backyard. $875/Mo. St. Pete Beach, Large Efciency, $600/Mo. 1BR, $640/ Mo. Excellent Location, Condition. 727-3457036. LARGE 1BR/1BA DUPLEX-2706 53rd St. S. Private Patio, Covered Parking, Art District $800/Mo plus1st/last/security. 727-643-9329. TOWN SHORES CHATHAM1BR/1BA 55+, $785/Mo. Annual, Security. Free cable, gas, water. Available 7/1. Non-Smoking, Small Pet OK. References. 727-343-4930, 1BR/1BA DUPLEX-2413 51st St. S., Close to Shopping. Freshly Painted, New Carpeting, Quiet Neighborhood. $700/Mo. plus1st/last/ security 727-643-9329. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Need PT Maintenance person & Housekeeper. Possible Livein 727-289-3588. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ST. PETE BEACH1BR Duplex,$795/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Porch, Great Location (69th Ave. & Sunset Way) Beach, Shops, Library, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579. 2BR/1BA HOUSE59th St. S. & 7th Ave. S. $850/Mo. Pets Negotiable, Small & Cute. Freshly Painted, Newly Redone. 727-4185295. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT DUPLEX-1BR/1BA. Garden Setting, Porch, Big Closets, CHA, Water/Garbage Included. $725/Mo. plus 1st/last/Security. Smoke & Pet Free. Available 5/7 727-4246085. A DREAM RENTAL...ONLY $1200/MO.Furnished 2/2 heavenly waterview. Excellent condition, recently updated, recreational facilities, pool, and many other amenities. 727-2027784. Furnished Rentals 2BR/2BA BAY ISLANDAwesome Bay Views w/Balcony, gated 55+, pools, gym, clubhouse, $1200/Mo. & Electric, Available June 1-Dec 31, 2014. 610-914-3234. BRING YOUR TOOTHBRUSH-and Live on Gulfport Beach! Private attached Cottages. 1 and 2 Bedrooms. Fully Furnished. Attractive. Available May 1st. Short/Long term. Small dog ok. Annual $800 to $1300/Mo. plus Electric and Deposit. Includes Cable, Internet. 727345-4060 Accommodations to Share BEAUTIFUL HOME-in Great Neighborhood. Share Kitchen, Laundry, Pool. Includes Basic Cable, Water & Electric. Mature Gay/Straight Male or Mature Female. Smokers/Pets Negotiable. $625/Mo. 727-417-5516. SEASONAL RENTAL FOR JAN-MAR 20151-2 Bedroom Gulfport area. Must allow nondistructive little dog. Good References/Credit. tkowers2002@yahoo.com GULFPORT AREA 1BEDROOM APT.Needed for Jan-March 2015. 7lb dog. Non-smoker. Utilities Included. 859-781-1009. Open House SUNDAY 1-3P.M. WEST SHORE VILLAGEMultiple Units. Enter at gate 37th St. S. (between 22nd Ave. S. & 38th Ave. S.) A beautifully landscaped all ages community adjoining Clam Bayou. Great recreational amenities. See 3210 39th St. S. #F Spacious light and bright 2BR/2BA+den/study 1375 sq. ft. condominium. Attractive wood laminate oors, washer & dryer, 1 car attached $114,000. Tony Branch, EARNEST REALTY, INC. 727-460-7887. CHATEAU TOWER GEM!Open Sunday 1-4p.m. 7050 Sunset Dr. S., Unit 412, S. Pasadena. Magnicent water views from your balcony, living room, bedroom and kitchen! This 1BR/1.5BA, 4th oor unit has breakfast bar, built-in armoires in the bedroom for maximum storage and one of the lowest monthly maintenance fee within miles! Monthly maintenance includes basic cable, water/sewer, trash, building exterior and all the amenities you could dream of including: heated pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, billiard room, library, community room for events, laundry facility, assigned parking and plenty of guest parking. No assessments and excellent reserves! Walk to shopping, restaurants and banks. Ride your bicycle less than 2 miles to the beach. There is a washer/dryer hook up in the unit. Only 15-20 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg. Pet free building, all ages, no motorcycles or pick up trucks please. Secure, well-maintained building with on-site maintenance staff. This is too good to pass up!. Asking $119,900. Linda Wallingford, Realtor, CENTURY21 REAL ESTATE CHAMPIONS. 727-324-3006. PARTNER/INVESTOR WANTED-Great Gulfport Location. Excellent return on your Investment. All Framed in, Must See!! 727-4106599. QUAINT MOBILE HOME 2BR/1BA-Secluded, 1/4-acre lot, Tallahassee. Ideal for snowbirds, students, retired. CHA., Deck, Riding Mower, Fenced. $18,900. 727-391-7892, 727-4804062. GULFPORT DUPLEXFor Sale By Owner. $109K, 2-2BR/1BA, interior completely remodeled, great rental area, great cash ow. Call 727-210-5508 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate Wanted Real Estate for Sale TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTCondo. 1BR/1BA, 1st oor, 55+, Partially Furnished. Park at Door. $950/Mo. 727-381-4078.JUNGLE TERRACE2/2/1CG, 1322 Sq. ft. Rehabbed in 2005, w/re cent updates. Large fenced yard, deck, heated pool. $141,900. Offers! Agents 3%. 727-3437829.

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54 Gabber April 24 April 30, 2014 6320 8TH AVE. S.4BR/2BA, 1753 hsf. Updates include new: kitchen, appliances, windows, A/C, wood/tile oors, Etc. $199,500. Call Dave, CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY. 727-244-0989. TOWNHOME GATED-Community. Spacious 2BR/2.5BA/1CG. Updated Kitchen and Master Shower. New A/C 2012. Pet 20lbs. or less. Clam Bayou Park Access. Beautiful West Shore Village. Many Community Features! $109,000. Patty Clark FUTURE HOME REALTY 727-481-0354. EXTREME GOOD INVESTMENT!-One Home being totally renovated, Two separate rental units. On separate lots in outstanding location in Gulfport. Great possibility! Dont Miss Out! Please call 727-410-6599. No Brokers! Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale PLEASE PRINT your ad as you want it to read, one word per line REMEMBER: THE FIRST 3 WORDS WILL BE BOLD-THE PHONE # COUNTS AS A WORD T OO! SELECT AC AT EGOR Y: (1) $4 .50/$15.00 (2) $4.50/$15.00 (3) $4.50/$15.00 (4) $4.50/$15.00 5) $4.50/$15.00 (6) $4.50/$15.00 (7) $4.50/$15.00 (8) $4.50/$1 5.00(9) $4.50/$15.00 (10) $4 .50/$15.00 (11) $4.70/$15.00 (12) $4.90/$15.00 (13) $5.10/$15.00 ( 14) $5.30/$15.00 (15) $5.50/$15.00 (16) $5.70/$15.00 (17) $5.90/$15.00 18) $6.10/$15.00 (19) $6.30/$15.00 (20) $6.50/$15.00 (21) $6.70/$15.40 ( 22) $6.90/$15.80 ( 23) $7.10/$16.20 ( 24) $7.30/$16.60 (25) $7.50/$17.00 ( 26) $7.70/$17.40 (27) $7.90/$17.80 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: The G ABBER 1419 49thSt. So., Gulfport, FL 337 07 adv ertising@thegabber .com www .thegabber .com / NAME ON CARD PHONE NUMBER CARD #Z IP CODE EXP. DA TE PERSONAL ITEMS $4.50 for 10 Wo rds and 20 each additional word. COMMERCIAL ADS $15.00 for 20 Wo rds and 40 each additional word Cl assified Ad v ertising F orm DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-418-7272.

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