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No. 2359 May 1 May 7, 2014 Beach Commission Delays Decision on Boneld By Cathy Salustri The St. Pete Beach City Commission held a special meeting Wednesday, April 23, to discuss the previous evenings 3-2 motion A standing-room-only crowd packed the commission chambers, leaving the only empty seat in the house the one of the dais, vacated the night before by District Two Commissioner Jim Parent. I have fully enjoyed my 12-plus years working in St. Pete Beach and am proud of the many things that have told the commission in an email Wednesday afternoon, none of which would have been possible without a supportive city commission and dedicated city staff. I fully respect your decision to make a change in leadership and wish you and the community well in all future endeavors. to the email explaining he would waive his legal right to a public hearing if the the terms of his contract. for six months severance, payment for unused sick and vacation days, and retirement contributions. It also provides that the city continue to pay his health and dental insurance premiums for six months. See Boneld, page 2 Mike Boneld, Former St. Pete Beach City ManagerPipos Wins Top Local Chef Ramon Hernandez, a previous winner of LocalShops1s Top Local Chef, prepares to accept the honor for a second time Sunday night, April 27, at the Gulfport Casino. Intensity Academy Gourmets spicy mayo was the common ingredient for the annual competition. Hernadezs Pipos Cuban Cafe served it as part of a cheesy empanada sauce and mashed plantains. Pipos won the giant Silver Knife, which Hernandez will display next to his giant Silver Fork from his 2013 Top Local Chef victory. Hernandez will go on to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, where he will compete for prizes up to $500,000. Being NeighborlyBy Cathy Salustri When some members of the Gulfport Neighbors learned how local Mark Granthams yard had gotten away from him largely because he has a brain tumor that results in eyesight and balance troubles they decided to lend a neighborly hand with what they morning, April 26. After a mornings work and a lunch supplied by Fazios pizza Grantham described the difference as night and day. Grantham has lived in the Middle East, worked as a buyer for highend retail, and taught history. When doctors discovered a brain tumor, his life changed. Gone were the days of traveling to Syria and long workweeks. Grantham now walks with a cane, but still remains active in the community. He volunteers as a mentor at Boca Ciega High School, serves on Gulfports Historic Preservation Board and also recently accepted a board position with the Gulfport Historical Society. See Neighbors, page 27


2 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Boneld, from front pageHis payout at termination, should contract with him, will fall just short of $105,000. The commission, on advice from its attorney Mike Davis, opted not to make a decision Wednesday night. The mayor told the audience because the commission would not vote, it would not hear public comment. On Wednesday, April 30, the commission will reconvene to decide whether or not it will honor the special election to replace District Two Commissioner Parent, who resigned after the meeting in which the commission voted to remove for a special election within 15 days of the commissioners resignation. Administrative Services Director Elaine Edmunds will serve as the acting city manager. The commission will decide at Wednesday nights meeting what to pay her for her added responsibilities. The commission will hear public comment at the meeting Wednesday, April 30. Mayor Maria Lowe said the meeting would start at 6:00 p.m., although at press time the meeting was not noticed on the citys web site. Affordable Care Act Questions Answered Did you sign up for the ACA or need to sign up in the future? Come to the Gulfport Public Library on Wednesday, May 7 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to have your questions answered by an Affordable Care Act representative. Last Prom Dress Distribution Date Belle of the Ball will have its last distribution of the spring prom season this Saturday, May 3. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. No appointment is necessary. This date and time will be the last time to receive a dress for this prom season. Visit or call 727-386-4502. For information on donating dresses, contact Getaways: Pass-A-Grille Travel to this unique and undeveloped beach with your Gulfport Senior Center friends. Enjoy a laid back, relaxing day on the beach and then stop at the historic Don CeSar Hotel for a personal guided tour on May 13. Dont forget your sunscreen, hat, shoes, and water. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat by May 7. GEMS members pay $13/non-GEMS members pay $15. Price includes round trip transportation, parking, tour, and boxed lunch. There is no need to be a GEMS member to enjoy the new monthly Gulfport Getaways. 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, call the Senior Center Event Line at 727-893-5657.


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4 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 St. Petersburg Releases Short List of Police Chief CandidatesBy Cathy Salustri St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman for the Chief of Police position. The city used the Mercer consulting group for the national search. Candidates come from as far north as New Haven, CT, whose Assistant Chief has applied, and as far west as Goodyear, AZ, whose Chief of Police (a former Floridian) has applied. Mayor Kriseman said he expects to narrow the candidates to no more than four in the next month and a half. I will invite key constituency groups to city hall to review these Petersburg for in-person interviews and a public forum, the mayor said in an email to city council Friday afternoon. The mayor does not expect to make this decision without resident input and promised he would give St. Pete residents the chance to weigh in online. In that same email, the mayor reminded council that the city charter prohibited any council member from requesting the appointment or hiring of any employee of the city or in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, taking part in the appointment or employment of any employee of the city. Therefore, he wrote, the feedback be in the form of a recommendation. However, I do welcome your thoughts on each candidates strengths and weaknesses. The Gabber has posted the candidate resumes and cover letters online at Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 5 Beginners Digital Camera Class Need a little help getting started with your digital camera? Sign up for the Beginners Digital Camera Class on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gulfport Public Library. Local photography expert Cathy Salustri will help get you started and answer all your digital camera questions. The class is always free but registration is required. Call 727-893-1073 to sign up today!Pancake, Pedal, Paddle Benet for the newly formed Gulfport Womens Center will be held on May 17 at Pavilion #6 on Gulfport Beach. Pancakes are served from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your own toppings to share; plates and utensils are provided. There will be water, orange juice and coffee provided by Stellas. Bring your kayak and put in on Boca Ciega Bay and/or bring your bike for an after breakfast ride. Donations are gratefully accepted. Call Linda at 727-327-9119.Meet the Author Gulfport resident Ani Crane will be reading from her new memoir How I Arrived Here in May at local venues.On Friday, May 2 Art Walk, she will be at Shiva Dharma, 2838 Beach Blvd. at 5:30 p.m. On May 9 Ani will appear at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. at 3:30 and at the May 17 Saturday Art Walk she will be at Domain Art Gallery, 3129 Beach Blvd. at 6 p.m. How I Arrived Here is the story of one womans transformational journey from codependence to empowerment and all the adventures along the way. Hop on for the ride from happiness to sorrow, struggle, An inspiring read for women of all ages and the men who want to know what makes women tick. Crane was a writing teacher for 20 years in New York City and a daily journal writer.


6 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Third Annual Diggin the Arts Festival Visitors can bring the entire family to the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo for a wide array of art activities at the third annual Diggin the Arts festival on Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Diggin the Arts event features hands-on activities including both art and gardening demonstrations and a live on-site painting competition, as well as garden tours, vendors, booths, music and refreshments. Local museums and art centers participating include the Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Morean Arts Center for Clay, Florida Craftsmen, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Suntan Art Center and the Beach Art Center. Visitors will enjoy activities like working with clay, pastels, painting and garden-oriented art projects appropriate for adults and children. Visitors can also stroll through the gardens as artists compete in the plein air, or open-air, juried painting competition. Veteran and budding artists alike are invited to capture the beautiful vistas and scenes along the paths of the Florida Botanical Gardens. There is a $10 fee for each canvas entry, and each entry must be stamped by a Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation staff member. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with painting beginning at 10 a.m. Judging will start at 3 p.m. Best of prize $100 and two merit award winners will receive gift cards from the Florida Botanical Bounty gift shop. For more information about the org or call 727-582-2100. 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.Electronics, Chemical Mobile Collection Pinellas County Hazardous Waste/ Chemicals and Electronics Mobile Collection will be held on May 3 at Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle School, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway. All events are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free for Pinellas County residents, businesses pay reduced fees. Call 727-464-7500 or visit Movie Day Dont forget! Tuesday, May 13 at 11 a.m. is free movie day at the Gulfport Senior Center Snack Bar, 5501 27th Ave. S. Come watch a great current movie and grab lunch from the Snack Bar for only $3. 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, call the Senior Center Event Line at 727-893-5657.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 7 Venue Theatre to Close Their Doors A recent downturn of events is the cause, says Executive Director Corinne Broskette. We had planned illness in the family of a cast member May, she explained. That coupled with a raise in rent and several other issues have made it impossible to continue at Mainlands. corporation dedicated to professional training and performance opportunities for non-Equity professional performers, this ends the third incarnation of Venue Theatre. Originally at 624 1st Ave. S. in St. Petersburg (now part of Studio @620) Venue moved to Gandy Boulevard next to Barneys Yamaha in 1999 as a training studio only, and in 2005 to the Plaza at Mainlands Blvd. Obviously, says Broskette, Venue has risen from the ashes in the past, and this is no indication that it shall not rise again. I shall continue to teach acting, so look for more information in the near future about that part of Venue Theatre. Broskette was trained in acting, directing and teaching by the late Lee Strasberg. There will be a huge theatre sale through May 26 at Venue Theatre, 9125 US Hwy. 19 N., in the Plaza at Mainlands Boulevard (one light north of the Super Wal-Mart) in Pinellas Park.


8 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Fun Day Open House on the Waterfront On Saturday, May 3 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.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 friends for $150. of Columbus charities. Tickets are available now at Gulfport Casino, Gulfport Beach Bazaar or St. Jude or call Bob Bielicki at 727-560-3389.


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10 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Letters Setting the Record Straight Dear Editor: In your recent articles about vacation rentals and ownership, you site that one of the owners is from Texas. I suspect you are referring to me. I live in San Antonio, Florida, 33576, in Pasco County, near Dade City. I use my home in Gulfport and I am the acting manager for the property. The city code violation was sent to me as San Antonio, Texas but with the correct zip code, 33576. By using this wrong information the article implies we are "outsiders," not concerned with Gulfport's welfare. Nothing could be further from the truth. I plan to move back to Gulfport, to my home, at a later date.Nancy HeustedVacation Rentals Dear Editor: Landlords and government are the only ones who who come in every Friday like clockwork to destroy your life all over again. Ban vacation rentals from residential neighborhoods, period. It's truly like living next door to a hotel.Robert Stiles, Estate AgentCensorship of Public Comment Dear Mayor Lowe: I was shocked to read in the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday that you intend to restrict and limit audience comments at the upcoming Special Commission meeting this Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. to the topic of Mike Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. and not challenge the commissions action. Unless the Times misquoted you, your intended restriction of public comment on the commissions recent surprise and unnoticed decision to of your own statements made earlier at that same commission meeting on April 22, 2014. To refresh your memory, you may want to watch the discussion concerning the rules and procedures for the commission meetings that took place on April 22, 2014 just one week ago. At the 2:59 mark, Deborah Schechner comes to the podium and speaks against Jim Parents suggestion to limit the time of the meetings. After that, City Attorney Churuti says that comments should be in response to what is on the Churuti says that limiting the time form of the resolution therefore not relevant. You, Mayor Lowe respond, I am not censuring audience comments then you say it again, I am not censuring audience comments period! (clap by audience). Then you have a brief discussion with the city attorney about sunshine training the commission just completed. After that you say, I will hold the time, but if they feel that what they are saying is applicable... I am not stopping them whether I like it or not, that is not for me to dictate." If you were misquoted in the Times, just say so and the residents will expect a full and open opportunity to voice their opinions regarding as well as the termination itself. If you were not misquoted in the Times newspaper, then I believe you may have yet another issue you need to explain to your constituents as your call for censorship not only violates Resolution 2014-04 just passed by the St. Pete Beach Commission on April 22, 2014, it neither squares with your statements quoted above nor your call for transparent and open government during your very recent campaign.Deborah MartohueA Heartfelt and Big Thank You Dear Editor: This past Saturday over a dozen volunteers, workers from the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Neighbors were at my house. Because of my physical limitations/disabilities, many of the bushes, trees and such had become out of control. Each of the volunteers knew what their talent was, they jumped in and made a huge difference. Some volunteers weeded, some were more than elated to use a chain saw, some raked and bagged, in no time, an overwhelming job to me, was completed and the result is beautiful! The city provided a table and chairs, a large trash dumpster, the dumpster was especially needed. Fazio's Pizza provided pizzas and a case of water. A shining example of one person helping another, not because they were told to do so, but because they wanted to do so. There are times when I, and many others, like to portray our current society negatively; the coming together of the volunteers, the city and the Gulfport Neighbors says to me that we live in a society that truly cares about one another. A heartfelt and big thank you goes out to all that made this possible. A large job was made small by the hands of many.Mark Grantham


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 11 Bocce Trivial Pursuit at Town Shores Join them at Town Shores clubhouse auditorium on Sunday, May 4 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 groups can see Edie in any Bocce Board member. Call Judy at 727-344-7558 for any other information.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 Lincolns registered for the meet will be on display. 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 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 727488-0320 or visit their website at


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Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 13 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. 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. For more information, please contact Rachel at 727-893-1231. 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! 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. 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.


14 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Hop on the Gulfport Rays Trolley Promotional tickets for the May 8th Rays home game are available at the Gulfport Casino until Friday, May 2nd at 1 p.m. A $25.00 promotional ticket purchased at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom will get you a ride to Tropicana Field, a lower box seat and a complimentary Rays baseball hat, redeemable at the redemption desk inside Tropicana Field. If you already have a Rays ticket for the May 8 game, show your ticket to the trolley driver, and you will receive a complimentary ride on the GulfportRays Trolley. Departure times are 5 p.m. for batting practice, 6 p.m. for pre-game and 7 p.m. for game time. The Gulfport Trolley will be leaving from the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport. Rays promotional ticket sales, out Friday, May 2 at 1 p.m. For ticket information, contact 727-893-1070 or visit the Gulfport Casino at 5500 Shore Boulevard. S. 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@ Garden Club of St. Petersburg News The Garden Club of St. Petersburg announces their calendar for May. Both events are held at 500 Sunset Dr. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727381-8920. On Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. get one of a kind glass magnet sets or cases. Cost of materials is $4.50. On Tuesday, May 13, learn Earth Box Gardening System Tips. Healthy Aging: Disaster Preparedness Do you have a checklist to use during emergencies? Do you have an emergency kit in your home with medications and supplies if needed? Come to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on Wednesday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. to learn about the steps you should take in order to prepare yourself and your home for a natural disaster. Using interactive exercises and humor, they will come up with a plan together to keep you safe. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. Call Rachel at 727893-1231.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 15 Sunsation Show Chorus To Perform the Blues Singin the Blues for You wraps up the 10th season for the Sunsation Show Chorus. Performance is May 3, 2 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport, 5501 27th Ave. S. Tickets are $15, group tickets are $12. Tickets are available at the Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday or purchase through PayPal at sunsationshowchorus. com. 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. Hit the Links for Stroke Survivors Voices of Hope for Aphasia, a nonis hosting their second annual golf tournament on May 3 at Seminole Lake Country Club in Seminole. The format is best ball, so anyone can play regardless of skill level. To register, go to 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. or call Mike Caputo at 727-249-1953.


16 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 g g t Delivery Delivery 727-322-1403 g g g g First Friday Art Walk On Friday, May 2 from 6 to 10 p.m., visitors can meet and purchase the works of talented independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers, stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. The event features new artists every week and includes several different sculpture and paint rubbings, upcycled items, handmade/ designed clothing and accessories, body products and more. Most recently, Art Walk has added a new component called Collective Soulz. Collective Soulz brings to Gulfport new and emerging artists, whose talents range from photography to pottery and from drawing to music, giving them the opportunity to see if they can succeed as a working artist at street fairs. Live musicians appear at several venues throughout the waterfront district, including Stephanie, Jay Pritchard, and Paul Anthony to name a few. The Industrial Art Center of Gulfport offers step-by-step classes and instruction in specialized areas such as glass casting, glass fusing, sculptural welding and forged steel for students age 5-85. While browsing the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries and enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are pet and family friendly. Experience a dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. The event is located near the surrounding area of 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Vendor information can be found at Call 727322-5217. Free IQuit Smoking Now Program smoking and improve your health? You can do it! IQuit is a personalized six week program. Participants will be provided with a supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, lozenges and a workbook while supplies last. This program is sponsored by Gulfcoast North AHEC and by the Florida Department of Health and will take place on Thursday, May 15, at Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Must be 18 to participate. To register contact Nicole Kelly 813-929-1000 ext. 204 or email For other classes and locations, visit


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 17 Gulfport Democratic Club to Meet The Gulfport Democratic Club meets Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd. S. from 7 till 8:30 p.m. Contact Meagan Salisbury at info.gulfportdems@ or call 401639-6131. Chamber Seeks Donations for SchoolBy Lynda Shehan Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with member money to purchase school supplies for Gulfport Elementary School. Last year A Gift For Learning brought together the business and private community, collected $2,500 Source wholesale buying power, the Chamber delivered $5,000 worth of school supplies. Our goal is to double this effort for the 2014-2015 school season. To do this, we need the support of each person in Gulfport. Please deliver or mail your donation checks, payable to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, subject school supplies, to 4926 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. The deadline date for delivery of supplies is Friday, August 15. This program is very important to the school as your donation, no matter the size, will place simple things such as erasers, colored pencils and more into the hands of children who otherwise would not have them. Thank you for helping us make a difference. If you have any questions please phone Lynda at 727-323-3892 331-1934. National Adoption Weekend Come by and pick out a great kitten or cat this weekend at PetSmart. PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend is this Friday through Sunday, May 2 to 4 at PetSmart stores throughout the country. Save Our Strays, a no-kill cat rescue organization, will be at the following PetSmart stores: in St. Petersburg, Tyrone (Tyrone Boulevard and Park Street) from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday; and in the Gateway area (7777 9th St. N.) from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. All felines are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and are microchipped. It is time to add a new companion to your home for unconditional love. To learn more, call an SOS volunteer at 727481-5262 or visit saveourstraysinc. com to see other beautiful SOS cats.


18 Gabber May 1 May 7, 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. This will be their last gathering for the 2013-14 year. Open House at Maximo Resource Center Maximo Resource Center located at 4815 34th St. S. in St. Petersburg is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 2. See what you can be a part of their volunteer team.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 19 The Gabs Last week, the St. Pete Beach commission held a special meeting commissioner, District One: Shocked. Stunned. Without much forethought, and will result in a substantial cost to the taxpayer. Michael Lehman: Based on my experience I used to work for local that it was done professionally and with respect for everybody involved. : If it aint broke, out of the swamp the word is integrity. Did we have a conversation with some of the commissioners but not all of the commissioners? St. Pete Beach: Naively. Someone came in here, and before a month in a position shes never held in her life


20 Gabber May 1 May 7, 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.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship 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


22 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Get a Vessel Safety Check of Your Boat U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-8 headquartered at Pass-A-Grille, vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (VSC) of your boat at a time of mutual convenience. There is no charge, and no consequences if you dont pass. Their goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends through education. You can contact the USCG Auxiliary can be found at web address wow. can perform the VSC wherever your boat is located or by mutual arrangement you may bring your boat to their examiner. Note: The correct street address of the boat or the nearest examiner(s). Do not use a PO Box for the address as it cannot be used to calculate the distance to our volunteers. The USCG Auxiliary will be at the Fort Desoto Boat Ramp at 8:30 a.m. on May 4 until noon offering free vessel inspection. If you can make that date please feel free to bring your vessel to the ramp. More information on National Safe Boating and what you can do can be found at safeboatingcampaign. com. More information on boater safety training can be found at wow. to Meet meet for luncheon May 13 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd,, Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will also have a crazy hat contest. All former, retired or active duty military spouses, their widows and former, retired or active duty female 727-397-4146 or 727-399-1272 for reservations.


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24 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Call to Artists for Annual Gecko Creations Local artists are invited to submit a proposal for the creation of a largerthan-life gecko to be auctioned during the annual Gecko Ball in Gulfport on August 23. Artists selected will be supplied with a steel form in the shape of a gecko, either large (approximately 36 inches long by 18 inches wide) or small (approximately 24 inches long by 13 inches wide). Up to 10 artists will be selected to participate this year. Each gecko may be embellished, re-shaped, formed and/or re-imagined in any form and using any media by the participating artist. Except for the steel form, artists are responsible for purchasing any materials needed to create their designs. Each artist selected will receive two tickets to the Gecko Ball and will be acknowledged during the event. Participating artists should live in or near Gulfport or have personal, familial or working ties to the city. If interested, artists should send a written summary and photos of some of their art work. It is not necessary for the artist to predetermine or express how he or she would create the gecko if chosen. The deadline to submit an expression of interest will be June 1. Send submissions to: Owen Pach, Gulfport Merchants Association, P.O. Box 531914, St. Petersburg, FL 33747. The deadline for completion of geckos will be July 1. For more information, contact Owen Pach at 727-623-4920 or email Each of the geckos will be displayed in a shop, gallery or restaurant in the waterfront district in the weeks leading up to Gecko Ball. will be selected to create geckos to be auctioned at the Gecko Ball and the popularity of the gecko auction grows each year. Nearly 30 geckos have been created in previous years, each becoming a collectors item. A portion of proceeds from the Gecko Ball, as well as GeckoFest and the Gecko Pub Crawl is donated to local charities each year, and also funds the commission of public art projects in the Gulfport waterfront district. The theme of this years Gecko Ball is Roaring Geckos! a 1920s Gatsby, gangsters, Guys and Dolls, and other 20s touchstones. Costumes are encouraged! The event includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, live music and dancing, costume contest, silent auctions and the live auction of artist-created geckos. Tickets for Gecko Ball go on sale a few weeks prior to the event, and it is known to sell out every year. To receive updates on Gecko Ball, including announcements of ticket sales and locations, visit and like the Facebook page for Gecko Ball at Ticket sales announcements will also be published in local media. For more information, please contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


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26 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 By Holiday Mathis Mercury is a cosmic mischiefantics have been games of hurry up and wait. A quick vacation in Aries seemed to speed up time, leading us to believe we had to rush around to pack everything into the day. In Taurus, Mercury convinced us to slow it down. On Wednesday, Mercury will slip into Gemini, his favorite sign, in the proper time frame. (April 20-May 20). You dont set out to bend rules. You respect the systems people create and the boundaries they erect. You honor the preferences of others whenever possible. You also note that there is often more leeway than most people notice. If it doesnt seem to harm anyone, youll take advantage of this. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You like to be near the people you feel closest to, but you also see great value in the objective mirror provided by strangers. This week you will bravely embark on a mission that will take you into foreign territory. As you negotiate among the general public, youll learn something important about yourself. (June 22-July 22). Maybe this is self-help 101, but it bears repeating this week: The word dont puts people on the defensive and reinforces the negative aspects of behavior youre trying to avoid. There is usually a much better way of putting things. Focus on the desired result, and ask for it in as many ways as you can think of. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Wonderful and weird experiences defy categorization. When you dont know where to mentally log it, you will be tempted to reject the memory as unreal. But just because an experience is unreasonable, fanciful or uncommon doesnt make it less real. Believe in the unbelievable things that happen to you. (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your favorite part of a long journey will middle offers all kinds of challenges, including worry, boredom and other tests. Youll overcome them all by remembering why you wanted to purpose in mind, your destination will greet you with open arms. (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The saying goes, No good deed goes unpunished. It is indeed likely that your kindness will lead you through trials and challenges, though you should not think of this as punishment. Rather, it is the stuff that makes you a broader, wiser and more knowledgeable person able to understand lifes rich rewards. (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Many will condemn the person who is all talk and no walk, and yet you can see the validity of this persons gifts. Maybe talk isnt so cheap, after all. If the words paint mental pictures that inspire action, they really are worth something. You are a doer. Colorful words will fuel new ambitions. (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Beauty comes in many forms. You appreciate the forms that are not so obvious to others. Maybe its a stretch to say youll open their eyes, enough so that future exposure to this new concept of beauty might creak those peepers open. (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because life is throwing you several things at once, youre not in the mood for surprises -the effect will be lost. Even pleasant surprises can be off-putting if youre not in the right frame of mind. What pleases you now is stability. A person who can help you manage your expectations will be most appreciated. (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The secret to your success is that you show up consistently. Because you can be counted on, good things will happen. It also helps that you bring an elusive quality to your work. Though no one will name it, and it cant easily be described, it will distinguish you from the others. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The loved ones who are supposed to know you best will fail to understand what you need this week, but there is a grand opportunity in this. The answer is out there. If youre bold enough to go after it, youll not only discover a new purpose worthy of your attention. (March 21-April 19). Some advise that we should face our fears; others suggest abandoning them. Graceful, active and lithe, you are more inclined to dance with your fear and may even let it lead. By accepting your apprehensions and agreeing to work with them in this way, you eventually will develop effective coping skills. This Week's Birthdays : Youre and so youll deal with obstacles and quickly claim a prize this month. In June, you will bond with like-minded people who share in your hobby or will buy what you are selling or otherwise help you with your business. July brings a much-needed change of scenery. The volunteering you do in August helps your personal life in unexpected ways. Youll travel with friends in August, too. In September, a large purchase will mark the start of a new chapter. 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


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 27 Neighbors, from front pageHe can no longer drive; instead, he walks or takes busses to where he needs to go. Even as volunteers used chainsaws to remove dead branches and stumps, adding to the mountain of yard waste awaiting pickup, Grantham carried yard waste to the curb, his cane in one hand and a pile of vines in the other. great, Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober said. The amount of work accomplished by the 19 volunteers, in a few short hours, was amazing. Different than prior cleanups, no more than a few hours, according to Tober. The idea is to complete said, adding that part of the to get immediate neighbors involved. These cleanups do not require as much planning or as many resources as the larger projects. Although the cleanup didnt take place on as grand a scale as others, to Grantham, it mattered just as much. The actions of the volunteers and Fazios show us why we are lucky to live in such a town that truly cares about the residents, Grantham wrote on the Gabbers Gulfport Ideas and Opinions Facebook page Saturday afternoon. Mark Grantham was the beneciary of Saturday Mornings ash cleanup.Want Some Laughter with Your Yoga? World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Join the Gulfport Laughter Yoga Club this Sunday, May 4 for a free event at a pavillion on Gulfport Beach. They will have a Laughter Yoga session, fun games and Conga line parade, music (bring your instruments to join in), banner making and a light brunch pot luck. Bring a dish to share. All ages and abilities are welcome. No prior yoga experience is necessary. The Gulfport Laughter Yoga Club meets on Fresh Market Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Veterans Park, 5350 31st Ave. S. in Gulfport. Contact Rhonda Machado Community to Discuss Historic Preservation The City of St. Pete Beach seeks to protect the architectural and historic integrity of the Pass-a-Grille Historic District and is hosting a Community Workshop Series to share information and obtain general public input on creating design standards for Pass-aGrille. Community Workshop 1 will be on Wednesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. and will obtain public input and discuss ideas and strategies to preserve the ambiance and historic character of the community. Community Workshop 2 will follow on Wednesday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. There they will share the community input received at Workshop 1, obtain public feedback on the general framework, and discuss design standards to preserve Pass-a-Grilles historic character. Both workshops will be held at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way in St. Pete Beach. Contact Chelsey Welden at 727363-9266 or cwelden@stpetebeach. org.


28 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Democratic Club to Meet The Greater Pinellas Democratic Club will meet on May 8 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd,, Pinellas Park. The meeting will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner ($15) at 6:30, followed by the speakers presentation. Claire Conner, author of Wrapped in the Flag will speak along with Kim Black, who recently resigned as President of the Pinellas County Teachers Union. For reservations call Betty Morgenstein at 727360-3971. The clubs upcoming picnic is scheduled for May 18 at pavilion 14 at Fort Desoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg. Busy local candidates may drop by as well. Apply for Arts and Cultural Grant The City of St. Petersburg is offering and cultural organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available online at internal_grants_program.asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 13. Organizations interested in applying for these grant funds are encouraged to attend an informational workshop, which will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th Street N., Room 100. It is anticipated that for next year, St. Petersburg City Council will allocate approximately $175,000 to eligible arts and cultural organizations to assist them in underwriting their operating expenses. The citys Arts Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to city council in cultural organization must serve the residents of St. Petersburg. The amount provided to each organization depends on the merit of the application and the operating budget of the organization. This current budget year, the city funded local organizations including American Stage, the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Opera Company and more. Annual Bromeliad Auction Come out and join the Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society in its annual Bromeliad auction on Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at Good Samaritan Church, 6805 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. FWCBS celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year. Bromeliads include Neoregelia, Aechmea, Billbergia, Tillandsia, Cryptanthas (earth stars), Guzmania, Vriesea, etc. Plants auctioned are from commercial Florida Bromeliad nurseries, local nurseries, and member-growers. Grow them in the trees, on the ground, in sun/shade. These plants are low maintenance and provide color 24/7. Doors open at 7 p.m. and refreshments are provided. Contact


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 29 Law of Attraction: The Emotion Code Are you experiencing some form of pain, physically or emotionally? Pain is an indicator that something within us is out of balance. Join Life Coach, Kathy Lane, Wednesday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., while she talks more about the relationship between our thoughts, beliefs and emotions and how to process and release emotional baggage which will allow you to create a better life experience. 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, call the Senior Center Event Line at 727-893-5657. Thrift Shop to Hold Month-Long Sale For the entire month of May, the Thrift Shop of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church will conduct a rack and shelf clearing sale. The already low priced mens and womens clothing will be cut by 75% while all other items will be reduced by 50%. The shop stocks quality items such as jewelry, dishes, knickknacks, books and linens. Proceeds support community charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, AmiKids Pinellas and church missions. The shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and is located at 17th Ave. and Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Call 727-329-8617. Open House to Feature Authors Gulfport Toastmasters club is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 7, at the Community Room of the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport. The featured speaker will be Gulfport author Wesley A. Whittaker, the co-author of Economic Warfare and The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing, both published by John Wiley & Sons. The theme of the evening will be Motivating People and Whittaker will be discussing Pet me! Pet me! Tara is looking for a family that will give her the attention that she craves. Tara, is a tan/ black adult Tabby with white paws and gorgeous green eyes. This affectionate feline is in a foster home where she gets along well with other cats. Call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 727-545-1116 to meet this special cat. Additional felines may be seen on the SOS website Save Our Strays proven techniques for creating and maintaining an environment in which team members are easily motivated. Karin Wisniewski, another Gulfport author, will be conducting the Table Topics portion of the evening. Table Topics is where audience members are asked a question and have two minutes to answer extemporaneously or off the cuff. Many Toastmasters attribute this exercise with improving their conversational and presentation skills. Open houses give anyone curious about the organization an opportunity to experience a typical Toastmaster meeting and have their questions answered. Toastmasters meetings are held weekly and anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to visit and apply for membership.Live in Color Meditation Live in color meditations is the art of breathing in color. A new meditation class is held at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Thursdays. The class will be from 10:3011:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per class and $5 for seniors. For more information and questions, please call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668.


30 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Republican Club to Meet State Representative Kathleen Peters (R-69), will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. Rep. Peters will discuss the accomplishments of the recently concluded legislative session and provide an insight into issues that are expected to be raised in the next session. Following her presentation, Rep. Peters will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the question and answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and other club activities, please call Gus Pries at 727-864-0312. Locals Take Advantage of Free Cancer Screenings At Gulfports sixth annual cancer screening, Dr. James Spencer examines a womans arm for suspect moles and other irregularities that could signal the start of skin cancer. Saturday morning, April 26, South Pinellas locals queued to get checked for varied types of cancer in the Gulfport Walgreens parking lot. The event started several years ago as the brainchild of David Hastings, an oral cancer survivor and advocate. The screening started at 10 a.m. and lasted four hours; during that time, doctors checked people for oral, skin and prostate cancer. The screening also included hearing, vision and diabetes checks. Pit Bull Terrier mix. Paris is dog friendly. She is a gentle girl who only wants to please. You must own your home to adopt Paris. To learn more about Paris and other adoptable animals, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter located at 405 22nd St. S., St. Pete, or call 727-328-7738. Pet Pal Animal Shelter


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 31 Excerpts heard at the April 23, 2014St. Pete Beach City Commission Special MeetingPublic Comment & You should not approve this draft agreement that was sent to you it]. City Attorney Mike Davis This room is full, and its wonderful to see the room full. I wish that this were the case on every meeting. Mayor Maria Lowe commission will hear no public comment] Mayor Maria Lowe This city will continue to function; it will continue to function well. Mayor Maria Lowe forth last night was about change, it was about bringing a fresh perspective. Mayor Maria Lowe We are in need of change, we need new eyes, we need someone to come in here who has energy. District One Commissioner Terri Finnerty why weve had turnover. District One Commissioner Terri Finnerty favor of what transpired last night and especially the way it was transpired last night. District Three Commissioner Greg Premer want to move forward as a city, as a commission. District Three Commissioner Greg Premer Something stinks in paradise; I dont like the direction this city is moving that is the bulk of what I heard. District Three Commissioner Greg Premer I will ask from this point forward that you do not clap. Mayor Maria Lowe, who said the applause made it hard for the city clerk to hear and reminded the audience to continue to respect how the commission is moving forward. District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher Where we are is not in a good place. District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher, who cited budget, infrastructure and morale issues among city staff as problems in city hall Submit your Writing to Literary Journal The Gulfport Review Literary Journal, a planned new annual publication, is accepting submissions from all genre of writing, poetry, December. The theme is community. Deadline for submissions is July 31. Word limit is 4000. You do not need to be a local. Anyone can submit via email to Proceeds from journal sales will support fee-free writing workshops for youth grades 1-12. For more information call Trace at 813-486-5437. Alumni Singers Spring Concert The Alumni Singers of St. Petersburg will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 5995 MLK St. S. in St. Petersburg. The concert will be under the direction of Janice Hogan and will be accompanied by Dorothy Jenkins. The concert features the groups African American spirituals, the music of several composers including various music forms such as hymns, anthems and gospel. Call 727-323-7004. 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.


32 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 hotel could still be built if it paid to upgrade the sewer system. Reasonable development will help pay for all these things, he says. Everybody wins. Property values go up, taxes go down. As for the types of hotels? One thing this city lacks is [a place where people] can use their airline miles, he says. We dont have a Hilton, we dont have a Marriott. One or two, he stresses again, would see an abundance of hotels up and down his beach. I dont want condos on the beach, I dont want Clearwater Beach. I want a beautiful downtown, and keep the everybody seems to want, he says, adding, We have a blank canvas, but it takes cooperation from everybody. It takes compromise. It is going to take an extremely strong individual to get this done. Contact Cathy Salustri at Introducing Greg Premer: St. Pete Beach Commissioner District ThreeBy Cathy SalustriThis is the last of the Gabbers three-part series introducing the newest St. Pete Beach commissioners. Greg Premer sells scoreboards. In between business trips that take him across Florida, he and his wife, Melisa, are raising their three teenage daughters in their Belle Vista home. The vice president (and former president) of the Belle Vista Civic Association says he talked to his friends at length before deciding to run for the District Three seat. Im a family guy. I think Im the only non-retired person on the commission, except for Melinda [Pletcher]. I thought it would be nice having a point of view for those many, many people who live here who have kids, he says. What I ran on was family guy, trying to make a difference, he says. From playing softball, I got to know the inside part of it, and with the kids at Gulf Beaches, I got to know the locals. It seemed like the logical next step. I have no political ambition whatsoever, he said of a higher thing to do to help the city. The District Three councilman found St. Pete Beach because of a snowstorm. In February 1983, his car got stuck in the snow in Milwaukee. That was all it took; on the same day he moved to Orlando. He met his wife, a fourth-generation Floridian, and when she enrolled in Stetson Law School they moved to St. Pete Beach after scouring St. Petersburg for a home. in Roser Park, then we found a 1925 home on 49th Street North, Premer says. But the same day they found the 1925 home, he took a drive around Belle Vista to see what St. Pete Beach had to offer, and he saw someone hammering a For Sale sign into what would become his home. His teenagers went to Gulf Beaches Elementary and, he says, because he had a good sound system, he handled He played softball on Egan Field, which is where he says he met many locals. on the dais? I want to end the lawsuits, he says, adding that he felt he and Jim Anderson, a plaintiff in a series of lawsuits and appeals against the city and his opponent in this last election, have always gotten along. I thought the comprehensive plan was well-intentioned, he says, and the people who fought against it make the proper checks and balances so everybody wins. He hopes, too, to make St. Pete Beach a destination that can compete with places like Johns Pass and Dunedin, and he thinks two things can make that happen: Corey Avenue redevelopment and one or two larger hotels that would improvements. I want to move forward on beautifying the city. I want Corey Avenue completely redone, end-toend, just like its been envisioned. Make it a destination point instead of people going up to Johns Pass Village. We have tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of visitors on our beaches, in our hotels. Make Corey Avenue a destination, make it like downtown Dunedin, he says. As for the hotels? Premer stresses he doesnt want to see St. Pete Beach turn into Sand Key, but he does believe that the city could use something like a 12-story Radisson. Everybody knows that one or two big hotels would go a big way with impact fees, he says. How? If an impact study reports, for example, that the sewer system couldnt support a new hotel, the St. Pete Beach Commissioner District Three Greg Premer


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 33 Heart Healthy Cooking Class You are invited to a Heart Healthy Cooking Class at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on Thursday, May 8 at 2:30 p.m. The chef from The Health and Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins View will show you how to put together a delicious and healthy meal. Space is limited. You must reserve your spot by calling the Senior Center at 727-893-5657. 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. A Fresh Taste of Pinellas Taste of Pinellas brings an updated combination of local food, celebrity headliners, phenomenal music and family fun to an all-new venue this spring. Taste of Pinellas 2014 will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, in downtown St. Petersburgs beautiful Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr. SE. in St. All Childrens Hospital. In addition to some of Tampa Bays top regional bands, the 2014 musical headliners will feature: Friday, May 9 Four-time Grammy winner and legendary Heart Breaker Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, three-time Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, plus Arena Rock icons Loverboy! Saturday, May 10 The incomparable Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, plus The Worlds Greatest Party Band with more than 100 million records sold, KC & the Sunshine Band! Produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc., the 2014 festival will also feature a selection of the areas favorite restaurants serving tastes of their most sought-after dishes and signature creations. Fireworks, a free Family Fun Zone at the Mahaffey Plaza and other family-friendly activities will also be included at this years event. Although it has been a mainstay on the must-do calendar for years, modern touches will be evident to the 2014 festival-goer. Tickets are available at: Ticketmaster (via or by calling 800-745-3000), all local Rally stores, All Childrens Hospital Main Lobby Gift Shop, in person at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event at the theater. VIP seating is $75 per person, per day and includes premier seating in the VIP area, a VIP Hospitality area with complimentary beverages, snacks and samplings from participating restaurants and access to VIP restrooms. Limited tickets, available for advance purchase only. General admission tickets are $22.50 per person in advance or $25 at the gate. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets purchased by phone or online are subject to applicable service charges. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information and updates about Taste of Pinellas, please visit


34 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Lithuanian-American Club Lunch The Lithuanian-American Club at 4880 46th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The spring schedule of luncheons is one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays menu is koldunai (meat dumplings) served with bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. Center Offers Computer Classes Register now for a Basic Computer class starting on Tuesday, May 6 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 7. 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. 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. Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters is having an open house on Thursday, May 8 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. with special guest speaker, Jim Bussey. Jim has earned his Distinguished Toastmaster award and has won more than 60 club, area, division, district and regional speech contests. Jim will teach the audience how Table Topics, an impromptu speaking exercise popular at Toastmasters for its one to two minute responses, can help you overcome your fear of public speaking. At local weekly meetings, Toastmasters helps its members improve their communication skills through planned presentations, impromptu speaking and feedback. Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters meets at the Education & Conference Center at All Childrens Hospital, 701 4th St. S., St. Petersburg. For more information, please visit There is no charge to attend this event. The public is invited.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 35 Organize Your Papers in Case of Emergency the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on May 12 at 2:30 p.m. to present a program that deals with organizing all your paperwork that is needed in the event of a major crisis. They will discuss the types of paperwork that you need to have ready to grab and go, as well as systems to keep these documents organized. Dont miss out on this important information. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. Call 727-893-5657. 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 sausaEarge 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. Final Concert for Choral Music Director The Eckerd College Concert Choir presents its annual Mothers Day concert on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. at the Wireman Chapel on campus, 4200 54th Ave. S. This will be the last concert led by Eckerd Choral Music Director Marion Smith, Ph.D., who is retiring after 27 years. The annual spring concert is titled Come Lets Be Merry and will feature Mozarts Coronation Mass in C, which the choir recently performed at Carnegie Hall with other groups from across the country. The Mozart piece and several other works will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra, many of whose members are in the Florida Orchestra. Spirituals, secular songs and a medley from Ragtime round out the program. The concert will celebrate not only mothers and families but also Dr. Smith, who has contributed the community for nearly three decades. Choral alumni and other long-time supporters of the Eckerd music program will be on hand to express their appreciation to Marion Smith. Call 727864-7979. Family Yoga at the Library Bring the kids to the Gulfport Public Library Thursday, May 22 at 3 p.m. for an hour long family yoga class. Family yoga is a great way to promote health, wellness, and family bonding. Spots are limited so please call Cailey at 727-893-1133 or email to reserve a spot for you and your little one today!


36 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Cede the States Back to MexicoMaybe it is time to give or sell California (California has a big debt), New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, parts of Oklahoma and Arizona back to Mexico. I leave Texas out of the mix because it has a separate history and won't go anyway. This move would solve lots of our current immigration problems although admittedly the immigration issue in this country, though perceived to be, is not totally about Mexicans or Latinos. This thought occurred to me as the world that is, the western world of Europe and the U.S. is conceding at least eastern Ukraine, if not all of the Ukraine to Russia on the basis that there are already lots of Russians there and that there are long historic ties. For instance, Russia already has sucked up the Crimea which has a 53 percent Russian population. They've got the army and the political and economic power to do what they want. Extending the premise of representing a large, though minority, percent age of the population, Russia should also probably reacquire Estonia and Latvia. That the latter are part of the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) is complicating, but given the west that shouldn't be too much of a complication. So, let's look at the percentage of Russian populations in those regions. Quick research shows that eastern Ukraine provinces range between 24 and 39 percent Russian. The western provinces run from 10 percent down to 2 percent. Estonia is nearly 28 percent Russian or Belorus; Latvia, 30 percent. They all have historic connections to Russia or the Soviet Union. Now, take a look our western states: California is 38 percent Hispanic/Latino; New Mexico is 47 percent; Arizona 30 percent; Nevada, 27 percent; Oklahoma, 9 percent; Colorado, 21 percent; Texas, 38 percent; and Utah only 13 percent. As I wrote earlier, Texas is a separate case winning a war for its independence from Mexico in the mid 1830s. The rest, excluding Colorado, were ceded to the U.S. after the 184648 Mexican war. California and New Mexico were bought for $15 million plus $3.25 in debt. Interestingly, part of Mexico's problem with the U.S. started when the Mexican government, fresh from its independence from Spain in 1821, encouraged immigration to its northwestern areas. Immigrants soon became the driving and controlling force particularly when the central government couldn't protect settlers from Comanche and Apache raiders. The backdrop to all of this was the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 ($15 million) from France which brought the U.S. borders out to those western states. A policy of Manifest Destiny did the rest. Of course, it was the Spanish Conquistadors who conquered the highly advanced (except for warfare) Aztec civilization that extended as far north as Colorado. What goes around comes around, I guess. The likelihood of cessation of territory happening is slim, of course, unless there is a separatist movement and the last secession movement in 1860 ended badly for the secessionists. However, cessation would relieve the political pressure of the moment where one side is seeking to soak up power controlling votes with an amnesty and open borders policy and the other trying to retain some political control as well as border control. Theoretically, comprehensive immigration reform would achieve goals for both sides - if the yet-to-be-enacted legislation is enforced. By the way, it was President George W. Bush, a Spanish-speaking ex-two term Texas governor who proposed a comprehensive plan that was promptly shot down by both parties. In the meantime, in the absence of real and realistic progress toward solving the problem, I offer my solution and it has its precedence in of the Ukraine.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 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 / 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 Saturday of each month) 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. 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


38 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 4/18 Animal Call(s)Several Locations Vandalism1900 Blk 55th St. S. Domestic4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Saturday 4/19 Domestic5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Reckless Driver4800 Blk Coronado Way S. Armed Person4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary2700 Blk 47th St. S. Neighbor Problem2500 Blk 50th St. S. Theft6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Abandoned Vehicle2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Robbery5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Burglary1300 Blk Freemont St. S. Theft1800 Blk 50th St. S. Sunday 4/20 Animal Call6200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence1000 Blk 59th St. S. Burglary6100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Burglary800 Blk 61st St. S. Burglary5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct2200 Blk 49th St. S. Animal Call5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem3000 Blk 56th St. S. Monday 4/21 Vandalism600 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations Tuesday 4/22 Vehicle Accident64th St. & 9th Ave. S. Drug Call900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Vehicle Abandoned5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Assault/Battery1900 Blk 49th St. S. Disorderly Conduct5600 Blk 19th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wednesday 4/23 Assault/Battery1400 Blk York St. S. Vehicle Accident2700 Blk 50th St. S. Theft3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. Vehicle Accident5300 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Thursday 4/24 Domestic53rd St. & 18th Ave. S. Prowler5300 Blk 20th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Burglary4900 Blk 10th Ave. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Vandalism5600 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Assault/Battery2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem5300 Blk 20th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem1200 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku 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 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. 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. 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. 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 or a free pot luck. They will reopen November 9. Please RSVP for dinner to Bev at 727-526-6835. This is a smoke-free facility ballroom dancing. 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 Pines Toastmasters to Hold Open House Bay Pines Toastmasters will host an open house on May 7 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Bldg. 20, (use side entrance) 10,000 Bay Pines Blvd. in St. Petersburg. Food and refreshments will be served. Guest speaker is Anne Bardsley, author of newly published How I Earned My Wrinkles. Come, enjoy and learn to become a polished speaker. Contact or call 488-4941.


40 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Local Obituaries "Gwen" 71, of Land O' Lakes and Gulfport, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014. She was born in Nottingham, England and moved to Florida from Kentucky in 1990. Gwen is survived by her husband of 26 years, Don and her son, David Trowbridge. Words of comfort may be expressed at: Loyless Funeral Home, 813-996-6610. 89, St. Pete Beach, died April 25, 2014. Survived by three children; sister; seven grands; two great-grands. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services 727-517-2340. 76, of South Pasadena and Oak Ridge, NJ, peacefully passed away on March 15, 2014. Happily married for 57 years to his childhood sweetheart, Patricia Meneely Taylor, they have three wonderful children; Brad Taylor of South Pasadena, Bruce and his wife JoAnn Taylor of Sparta, NJ; their children, Jessica, Andrew and Daniel, and great-granddaughter, Olivia; Susan Taylor Corona of St. Petersburg, and her children, Alexandria and Joseph. Ben served in the US Navy, worked for and retired from Sears and Home in Jefferson Township, NJ, and a member of the Elks. His amazing work ethic was only out-shined by bowling and enjoyed traveling with his family. His favorite place to be was with his wife Trish. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m.; St. Vincent's Episcopal Church, 5441 9th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 96, of Gulfport passed away April 23, 2014. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 727-527-1196. It has been ten years since our to join a band with other singing angels in Heaven. Left behind was so large of an empty space for all of us of you. You were one unique person blessed with rare gifts of a great mind, a sensitive soul, a charismatic personality, along with a tremendous musical talent and a true love of life. If I close my eyes, I can still hear you singing "Brown-Eyed Girl". We will always love and miss you. I speak for all of us ... your brothers, your children and grandchildren, your cousins, and the countless volumes of friendships you formed here in Florida and home in Minnesota throughout your lifetime.Keep the music alive. Happy Cinco de Mayo, Steve. Beth Holsten-Godfrey 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. Players to Hold Auditions The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for their th Annual Summer One Act Festival soon. The auditions will be held on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at their Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S. in Gulfport. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m., but you should plan on showing and get a name tag. The Players welcome all people from 18 to 70 to try out for a part in their Festival. This years Festival will consist of 13 short plays, with a minimum of props and blocking. This makes the Festival a great way for people new to theater to get their feet wet in community theater. There will not be a lot of lines to memorize since minutes in length each. The Festival will run at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport for a total of eight performances from July 10 through 20. There will be various directors of the plays, and some of the cast may be selected for more than just one of the plays. So, liven up your summer a bit! Pull yourself away from the beach, try out for a part, and become a real part of community theater!


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 41 Never Too Much Mulch At St. Petersburgs annual Green Thumb Festival, Mike Reid and Eric Boyd shovel mulch into paper bags. Because it violates Florida law to put yard waste waste collection/mulch pickup sites inside city limits where residents may take free mulch. At the Walter Fuller Recreation Center this past weekend, residents enjoyed the luxury of city workers bagging and delivering the mulch curbside as part of the festival. 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. For more information visit or call 727-363-9264. 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 or 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, however, plants, paints, chemicals, or batteries. Enjoy a cup of coffee during Java with Josh and Zack (Lieutenant Josh Stone, and Community can register your childs bike with the Gulfport Police Department and receive a free childrens bike helmet. Share your civic spirit by bringing non-perishable items for the less fortunate seniors in the community. The donations will be distributed locally through the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. The Gulfport Neighbors will have a collection bin available for your kind donations. Join the Gulfport Neighbors network of volunteers: inspiring, motivating and uniting neighbors to improve the quality of life in Gulfport. Call 727893-1118.


42 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 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 ( and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 727-893-1068 for any questions. SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Teachers Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Meetings are open to all who have whether here in Florida or elsewhere, including teachers, support personnel and administrators. On May 8 they will meet at the Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet at 391 34th St. N. in St. Petersburg. The meeting begins at noon and the topic is Military Art with Greg Crumbly. They will be collecting for our armed services. Email Joyce Walters at jellen1943@ for more information.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 43 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.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. 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 Meet Tilly! Tilly is a gorgeous 4-year old orange and white Tabby cat looking for her new home. This lovely lady was brought to SPCA Tampa Bay when her last family was moving. If youre looking for a companion to help keep your lap warm, Tilly just might be the perfect addition to your home. Stop by for a visit with Tilly today at 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or go to SPCA Pet of the Week


44 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Yard Sale to Benet Teens Join them on Saturday, May 10 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. MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be on May 16 at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. The program will be a memorial service led by Maj. and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. For reservations call CDR Bill Bolin at 727-584-1595. Help for Alzheimers Caregivers USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute presents Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know on May 22 from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Pete College Library Conference Room located at 9200 113th St. N. in Seminole. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by Sean W. Scott, Esq., Elder Law Attorney and is free to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 813-974-4357.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 45 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 Attention Young Environmentalists! Earth Scouts will be meeting at Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 6 from 3 to 4 p.m. Earth Scouts aims to raise awareness of environmental issues, take action through hands on activities, and adopt new environmentally friendly behaviors. Open to all school age children and their parents. Contact Ashly Bargman at 727-320-5497. 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 City of South Pasadena $2,000 Scholarship South Pasadena residents and high school graduating students of the City of South Pasadena have until May 30, 2014 to apply for the city's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been city residents for the past year, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


46 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Living Trust? A Living Trust is created while you are alive. The use of Living Trusts has been effective for maintaining personal privacy and control outside of the court system. A Living Trust is also very useful for reducing estate taxes and for probate avoidance. A separate legal entity is created upon the formation of a Living Trust. This entity can own and hold both real estate and personal property. Every Living Trust has a Settlor or A basic understanding of what these terms mean is important to understanding how Living Trusts work and how they are different from other types of trusts. The Settlor of a Living Trust establishes the Living Trust and signs the document creating the Living Trust. The Settlor controls what the Living Trust says and does. Living Trusts are revocable, that is, the Settlor can change or cancel a Living Trust at any time in her/his discretion. A Settlor is sometimes also referred to as the Grantor of the Living Trust. When you set up a Living Trust, you are considered to be the Settlor or Grantor. A Trustee of a Living Trust manages the trust assets. When a Living Trust is created, assets should then be transferred into the trust. Decisions concerning what property to buy, sell, mortgage, transfer or lease are made by a Trustee. The Trustee has a What this means is that the Trustee has a legal obligation to perform her/ his duties properly and in accordance with the law while keeping the best In a Living Trust, you act as your own Trustee as long as you are able to or desire to act in this capacity. Upon you death or disability, a Successor Trustee will take over management of the trust assets. ? in the trust. Income and earnings used for any other purpose. You will Living Trust. Upon your death, the people you have named (normally family members) will become the Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have please consult an attorney. 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: Big Trash Cans Have you been getting an earful about the giant trash cans that are too heavy for most Gulfport residents to move? A lady on my street wanted to trash anymore. The Gabber hasnt received any complaints about the larger trash cans Gulfports giving some neighborhoods to use (instead of the user-provided ones of varying shapes and sizes), but Public Works Director Don Sopak tells us people can request two 40-gallon trash containers instead of the 90 gallon ones, which he says a few people have done. The automated trucks do require fewer workers per truck. These employees are being used to perform extra picks, stormwater and need for fewer sanitation workers on these routes, since Gulfport started these automated trash pickups in 2009, we have reduced the work force by three positions due to attrition, says Sopak.


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 47 327-8855 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 P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek German-American Society News words should bring all those who appreciate good dance music to the German-American Society, located at 8098 66th St., N. in Pinellas Park on Saturday, May 3 for their Maibaum Dance. Not only will manni Daum provide the music for your dancing and listening pleasure but you will also be entertained by the Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuplatteler Verein who will perform authentic German folk dances. 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. For further information contact Bob at 727-238-8201. Library Seeks LGBTQ 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


48 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Mention this ad for Gabber discount. 727-322-3050 Caregivers LICENSED NURSE CAREGIVERAlso odd jobs. Reliable Handy Couple, gardening, window cleaning, more! Reasonable rates, Local references. 727-688-4988. CERTIFIED CNA LOOKINGFor private duty work, 9-2, 3-4 days weekly. Dependable, caring, light housekeeping, take to appointments. 727-656-9775. AT HOME CAREAssistance any need. Meal Preparation, shopping, housecleaning, pet care, personal errands/care, 24hr phone checks, transportation. Sandy, 727-643-7832. Classes/Tutoring GUITAR LESSONSBeginners and Advanced. My studio/Your home-Try It! 2nd week Free! Instructor a man of good character w/ references. For more call 727-347-3555.10% OFF MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL!In-home Basic Computer Training For Mothers! Experienced Female Instructor, Rent-A-Hand, Inc. a Locally Owned & Operated Business for 25 Years. 727-347-3424 Cleaning/Housekeeping ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD3yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Consistent, Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ($25) Off First Time Cleaning. Gift Certicates Available 727-7430701.GERMAINE HOUSEKEEPINGWe do What You Dont Want to. Friendly, Prompt, Courteous and Affordable Service. Local References. 20yrs. Exp. Call 727-5574247. GOT GRIME? IVE GOT THE TIME!Detail Oriented Housekeeping & Organizing Service for Gulfport & St. Petersburg. Please call 813690-8293. 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 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. AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service


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50 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN CAREMowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured. All Major Credit Cards Accepted 727-202-7557. ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Ofce, 3471123, Licenced & Insured.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. EAST OUTDOOR SERVICESMowing starting at $20/lawn. Gutter cleanouts, tree trimming, springtime planting. Honest, Reliable, Licensed. 20+ Yrs. Experience. Call Eric at 727-612-4200. PROPERTY SERVICES-Gone for the Summer months? Let me Keep your Property Looking Good. Starting at $75/Monthly 727-776-1646. 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. Plumbing SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. Miscellaneous Service CAT LADY-Going on Holiday or Busy Professional? Will feed, Love, Play and Clean. Dogs, Fish, Plants are Welcome too. Heather 727953-2100. ALTERATIONS & HEMMINGat Apothocary. Please call, 727-321-300, ask for Patti. Lawn/Landscape BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC. Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall Repair, Taping, Wall Paper Removal, Pres sure 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. Painting Plumbing


Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 51 DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507. PART TIME JANITORIAL-Gulfport Area. Wed thru Sun. 7am.-Noon. Fax resume 864-0870. 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 WORLD CHANGERS CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLooking for someone with CDA credentials for ll-in or permanent position. Contact Gail at 727-520-2013. PART TIMEFor Busy Cleaning Company. Must have at least one year experience. Transportation and phone a plus. Call after 5pm. 727-743-0701 GRILL COOK NEEDED-Breakfast and lunch. No nights/Sundays. Experienced only apply. KCs Korner Restaurant 401 49th St. S. No Phone Calls. VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. 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. Must submit employment application along with a copy of resume to 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, FL. 337074. EOE, ADA, Drug Free Workplace. 1985 BUICK ELECTRA108K, Runs GoodBrand New Parts w/Receipts. Sacrice $1200. Firm Must Sell. 727-321-1793. 1996 DODGE RAM V-8, Entended Cab, Long Bed. Great Work Truck$1500. 727-458-3613. 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CARExcellent condition. 102k miles. $2900 O.B.O. 727-321-4587 1997 VOLVO S-80Station Wagon, Safety First, Excellent Inside & Out. $2600. 7274583613. 1998 FORD WINDSTARAs is, drives. $1200. 727-867-1975. 2000 CHRYSLER VAN -Town & Country. New tires, battery. 160,000 miles. $2,795. Call 5220593. 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 vLies 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. Furniture/Appliances MAYTAG WASHER/DRYER-$175 each or $300 for both. o.b.o. Call 801-494-9632. KENMORE WASHER & DRYER-Excellent Condition. $200 or $100/each. Isla Del Sol resident. 727-866-8213. EXTRA LONG TWIN MATTRESSES38x80, great shape, spotless. $45/ea. 727-367-1460. General TROY BUILT 21 PUSH MOWERZ-Start, 65 Series w/Gas Container, $135. Mantis 2Cyl Engine Tiller/Cultivator w/Attachments, & Gas Can, Oil & DVD Instructions, $125. Both for $200 o.b.o. Call Carter, 327-5476. MEDICAL EQUIPTMENTScooter, Chutches, Walkers, Call for other items. 727-381-4078. 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. PRO GAS EDGERMake Offer, 727-3268216. NIKON D-80SLR-18-200mm VR, Telephoto lens, looks new, $500. 727-954-0825. CONSTRUCTION WORKER SEEKING-Most Any Type Jobs. Home Repairs, Spring Cleanups. 813-331-9528. Senior Discounts. Gulfport Resident. CASIO PRIVIA KEYBOARD-Excellent Condition with stand, bench and midi-driver. $350. 727-864-6796.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. 16 GERMAN TVTransformer, VCR/Tapes, Receiver. Rarely Used, $95. 727-367-1460. 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. Help Wanted Automotive Automotive PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.


52 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 FREE TO GOOD HOME-PitMastiff Mix, Red, 6 Years Old, Un-neutered Male. No Other Pets or Children. Sweet, Not Mean Dog. Indoor Dog. Owner No Longer Can Keep Him. He Will Go to Shelter at End of Month. Please Help Find Him a Good Home and Save His Life. 727-343-2464. Wanted I WANT TO BUY YOUR TOOLS,Computers, Laptops. Any Condition. Call Glenn 727-5657184. Day or Evening. Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on May 17, 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. 1987 Blue Ford Mustang VIN# 1FABP44A1JF170290 1998 Green Mercury Villager VIN# 4M2XV11TXXDJ05057 2002 Blue Pontiac Montana VIN# 1GMDU03E82D233130 May 1, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale HUGE LOCKER CLEANOUT& Yard Sale. Lots of new things in box. No junk, no clothes. Friday 8-2. Sat. 8-2. 3010 51st St. S. FABULOUS YARD SALE!-2025 53rd St. S. Yellow house on corner. Sat. & Sun. 9-5p.m. Jewelry, clothing, purses, shoes, household items, books & lots more. ESTATE SALE-Everything Must Go! 5714 Tangerine Ave. S. Prices on Items In and Out of the House (please ask for tour) will be Lower than Goodwill! That is my Guarantee! Friday/Saturday/Sunday as long as the sun is shining we will be providing, bartering and negotiating...Come get your deals! MOVING SALE6970 9th Ave. N. Saturday, May 3, 7a.m.-1p.m. Donations Only. MOVING SALE5618 21st Ave. S. Furniture, garden tools, air compressor, Fri., Sat 9-3pm. 2625 QUINCY ST. S.Power tools, woodworking tools, household, music, misc galore!!! Help put Grandpa through beauth school. Sat. & sun, 9-3pm. 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. V.A. Pets/Animals Card of Thanks Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. 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 patron age 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. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Im maculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. V.A. POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit 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 con secutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately af ter the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. V.A. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re buke 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 Over come 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 Suc cession 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 Mat ter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. V.A. 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 nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. V.A.


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54 Gabber May 1 May 7, 2014 DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. Priced reduced to $195,000. 727-418-7272. 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. PARTNER/INVESTOR WANTED-Great Gulfport Location. Excellent return on your Investment. All Framed in, Must See!! 727-4106599. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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