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No. 2362 May 22 May 28, 2014 Gulfport Police to Bike Riders: Lock Your Bike Since January, bike thieves have claimed 70 bikes inside Gulfport city limits, an increase of 20 over the same time frame last year. Lieutenant Josh Stone has an easy solution: Lock your bike. The biggest thing people can do is lock their bikes, Stone says. Its such an easy crime to commit. Its that old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Registering a bike with the Gulfport Police will help police return the bike to its rightful owner should it get stolen, Stone adds. Saturday, May 17, at the See Bikes, page 6 Gulfport Police Lieutenant Josh Stone recorded the serial numbers of 12 bicycles during the free registration at the Junk in the Trunk event. Pigeons Swoop in to Library Chinese Owl. Fantail. Starling. To some people, theyre just pigeons, but to Bill Burnside, theyre so much more. Monday afternoon, he shared his knowledge with about 20 kids and almost as many adults at the Gulfport Public Librarys Science Club. Burnside, a pigeon handler who travels around the state to educate people about pigeons, gave each See Pigeons, page 8 County Halts Collections in South PinellasBy Cathy Salustri Although Pinellas County historically collected electronics and chemicals at an annual Saturday collection in Gulfport, earlier this year a solid waste representative told community group the Gulfport Neighbors it would no longer collect south of 22nd Avenue North. An email from county staff explained that Gulfport did not meet a goal of 500 participants. Gulfport Public Works Director Don Sopak tells the Gabber these goals when the Gabber asked about them. Because of the countys decision, Gulfport Public Works abetted by the Gulfport Neighbors has stepped up. At the Saturday, May 17 Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck, (JITT) event, staff and volunteers at the 49th Street Gulfport Neighborhood Center collected not only almost See Collections, page 2Cailey Klasson holds a pigeon while curious kids such as Wesley Collette, 4, of St. Petersburg, pet it.

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2 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Collections, from front page10 tons of bulk trash, they also collected eight pallets of unwanted electronics. The city brought the bulk waste to the Pinellas County Wasteto-Energy facility, where Gulfport paid just under $400 to dispose of it. The county will incinerate the trash and sell the energy generated back to Duke Energy. As for the electronics, the city paid Creative Recycling to repurpose, recycle or properly dispose of the electronics. Creative Recycling charged Gulfport roughly $300 to take the unwanted televisions, VCRs and computers, according to Sopak. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Gabber they had no knowledge of any participant goals from the county. Mayor Kriseman, along with Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson, expressed displeasure with letters to the commission. The greater the distance between residents and mobile collection events, Henderson wrote, the less likely residents are to participate due to the time expense of convenience factor. Kriseman addressed complaints from South Pinellas residents that the county focuses more on its northern residents. St. Petersburg is home to many unique, culturally rich, and historically wrote in a letter to the editor in the Gabber this week. These neighborhoods deserve the full support of city hall, Kriseman said in an interview earlier this week. On behalf of residents in South Pinellas St. Petersburg as well as Gulfport and our neighbors in the beach communities I have serious concerns about those collections being removed, he said. According to representatives and Gulfport Public Works, the county told neither Gulfport nor St. Petersburg it intended to halt collections in south Pinellas. The county does offer Haz-toGo trailers for collections; these trailers can handle no more than 100 participants and only take place during business hours. On February 24, the Gabber emailed Pinellas County Commissioners Norm Roche and Charlie Justice about the countys plans to halt the collections. Roche responded within 24 hours. Roche who, prior to his election as commissioner, worked as a public relations specialist for Pinellas County Utilities, which included Solid Waste assured the Gabber he would look into the issue and give it priority status in the county system. Justice responded on May 15 after the Gabber posted on the Gulfport Ideas and Opinions Facebook group that he had not responded. He sent the Gabber a text from Pinellas County Solid Waste explaining the collection events in Gulfport were not the best use of county resources. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. 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.

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4 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Support Gulfport Little League Cookout Join Gulfport Little League on Sunday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at Lum Atkinson Field, 1820 55th St. S., Gulfport, for their Memorial Day Cookout and alumni softball game. The kids play at 5 p.m. Adults (coaches and players 18+) play at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer! Memorial Holiday Affects Trash Pickup Some St. Petersburg city facilities will be closed to the public on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. During the holiday week of May 26 through 30, residential trash collections normally on Monday will be made on Tuesday, and Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday collections remain the same. In observance of Memorial Day, St. Petersburg city government facilities closed to the public on Monday, May 26 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, the St. Petersburg Greenhouse (formerly the Business Assistance Center), City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, the Coliseum, Enoch Davis Center, Jamestown ApartmentsJones Neighborhood Center, public libraries, Mahaffey Theater Center for the Arts, recreation centers, Sunshine Center and Sunken These city facilities will be open to the public on Monday, May 26: City Golf Courses (Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links & Twin Brooks); Municipal beach concession stand (Treasure Island); Municipal Marina Ships Store; North Shore Aquatic Complex and eight neighborhood pools; Sanitation Department Brush Sites; and Sunken Gardens attraction. For a complete listing of closings online, visit stpete.org/holidays and stpete.org/sanitation/residential_ collection/holiday_schedule.asp. For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. For dial 9-1-1.

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6 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Bikes, from front pageGulfport Neighbors quarterly Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck (JITT) event at the Gulfport 49th Street Neighborhood Center, the Gulfport Police registered 12 bikes. bicycle, they hold it for three months. If they havent located the owner at the end of three months, the police either donate it to charity or auction it to the highest bidder at GovDeals. com. Last year the bulk of unclaimed bikes went to Boy Scouts and the American Legion, Stone says. The Gulfport Police register a bike from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. While the police registered bikes for free at the JITT event, they do charge a quarter at the police station. In addition to the free bike registrations, police gave away 29 bike helmets for kids and adults. The Suncoast Epilepsy Association sent a representative to help properly Gulfport Chief of Police, Rob Vincent were all on hand for Coffee With a Cop. Little Tommies Tiki provided cinnamon rolls; McDonalds provided coffee. Hop on the Gulfport Rays Trolley Promotional tickets for the June 19 Rays home game are available at the Gulfport Casino. A $25 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 June 19 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 tickets are on sale at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. For ticket information, contact 727-893-1070.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 7 Post #305 Observes Memorial Day Post #305, 6999 Gulf Blvd. in Saint Pete Beach, will have a Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at 12 p.m. Guest speakers will be Commissioner Dr. Terri Finnerty and Father Mac MacDonald, retired chaplain from Viet Nam. Public is invited. Large Dog Park Closes for Maintenance The large dog park in Gulfport is closed from Monday, May 26 through Friday, June 6 for general maintenance. Large dogs will use the small dog park on Tuesday and Thursday while small dogs will have the Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule. The Large Dog Park will reopen on Friday, June 6 at 9 a.m. Please contact Tim Connor at 727893-1092 if you have any questions. Get Your Free Vessel Safety Check The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free vessel safety checks on May 23 and 24 starting at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S. in Gulfport. Owners of all types of boats are welcome. Trailed boats will be inspected before launching to allow others to launch their boats and not tie up the boat ramp. There will be a boating safety table set up with free materials for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard Auxiliary always reminds boaters to wear a life jacket and take a safe boating course. They offer an eight-hour About Boating Safely (ABS) program which is taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Call 727399-7986 or 727-743-1652. Get Your Poppies and Support Veterans Each year thousands of poppies are distributed throughout America in honor of Memorial Day. This year the Juniors from American Legion Auxiliary Unit #125 will be distributing poppies outside of the Walmart Neighborhood Store located at 6850 Gulfport Blvd. S., South Pasadena, on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and show your support for the troops and receive a poppy from one of the Junior Auxiliary members. Donations are acceptable with 100% of all donations going directly to the veterans. Ice Cream Social Cool off this summer with your Senior Center friends and build your own ice cream sundae at the Gulfport Senior Center Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Humana. Tickets are on sale now for only $3 each. Advance ticket sales only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Call 727-893-5657.

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8 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Pigeons, from front pageof the 18 kids in attendance a pigeon band, usually found around a birds leg. He taught everyone how to read a pigeon band so that if they found a banded pigeon they would know whom to contact. Science Club members also had the chance to pet one of the 15 unusually plumed birds. The club welcomes grade school students, although younger and older attendees often drop in as well, says Cailey Kalsson, the Gulfport youth librarian. It is free to everyone, although this summer the sciencethemed reading program will take its place. The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library has funded the summer reading program, Klasson says. The library will kick off its summer reading program at 3 p.m. on June 9. Mad Science will be there for the kickoff with hands-on, kids-safe experiments. Call 727-893-1133 for more information. St. Pete Beach Reschedules Workshop The Community Development department has rescheduled its workshop scheduled for May 21 in order to collect more information from residents. The intent of the Passa-Grille Pathway to the Future Project is to come up with a plan for the Pass-a-Grille Historic District that protects its architectural and historic integrity while shaping its future. A large part of the discussion will be design standards. A walkabout and one public meeting were held, but city staff believes there is opportunity to gather more information from the community. A Community Design Fair will be held in the City Commission Chambers May 29 and 30, with poster boards set up for residents to walk through and leave comments on. Kick-off introduction will be at 9 a.m. both days. Visit stpetebeach.org/ for more information. Lakewood United Offers Outdoor Market Lakewood United Church of Christ has launched The Skyway Community Market. This is an outdoor market featuring reasonably priced fresh produce, food, food products, plants, and crafts to be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the hopes of continuing year round. In addition to offering these items for sale, the hope is that the market will create a gathering space for neighbors to get to know each other, build community, and have a good time in a safe environment. The Skyway Community Market will be held in the shade on the grounds of Lakewood United Church of Christ at 2601 54th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. The market is free and open to the public. Call 727-867-7961 or visit lakewooducc.org. Additional vendors are also welcome!

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 9 Deadline Nears for Police Academy The Gulfport Police Department will conduct its 14th annual Citizens Police Academy June 19 through August 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants are offered the opportunity to learn and police services to the citizens of Gulfport. Classroom instruction and various aspects of law enforcement to include: community policing, emergency vehicle operations, Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background investigation. Class size is limited to 12 with preference given to Gulfport residents. To request an application, please call Claire Bousman at 727893-1049. The application deadline is May 30. Online applications are available at gulfportpolice.com/ citizens_academy_application.pdf. 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 are The American Red Cross, Gulfports Community Emergency Response Team, Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Community Development Department, Home Depot, Lowes, Morgan Exteriors, PSTA, Quick Shutter, Solar Energy Systems, The Florida Green Energy Works, Whitco Insurance and Window Film Specialist. 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.New to Medicare? Are you new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your choice for and Steven Reiser at the Gulfport Senior Center on Monday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. for an informational seminar to answer your questions. 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.

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10 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Letters Remove the Derelict Houses Dear Editor: I started an investigation of the Chronic Nuisance Properties in Gulfport when an abandoned house, located right across the street from my house, had several broken windows. I forwarded that information to the city and they responded by boarding up the broken windows. I researched how other cities treated derelict and abandoned properties and came across Madeira Beachs Ordinance #2012-09 which gave their city the opportunity to remove any long-term abandoned or derelict house at the owners expense. On Feb. 14, 2013 I submitted a letter to the City of Gulfport indicating my concerns. I also submitted copies of the Madeira Beachs ordinance #2012-09. Our city manager indicated that we have enough ordinances to take care of Chronic Nuisance Properties. Several months later, I was trucks outside my bedroom window. I looked out to see the derelict house I want to see the derelict houses removed from the city. The derelict houses are an open invitation to arsonists to create havoc. If a new ordinance is not required then the city should be implementing the processes now to eliminate the derelict houses in our city. We moved to the Gulfport area in 1993. We observed four cars parked in front of a house and two of the cars were up on jack stands. Twenty-one years later the same four cars are still there. The city came up with an ordinance which mandated that the cars should be covered. If a person wants to work on a car for 21 years I dont have a problem with that, Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. as long as they keep the cars in a garage. The city indicates they dont have an ordinance to cover the number of cars you want to place on your front lawn. As long as the City of Gulfport permits this type of residential land usage then there is no chance for us to grow and change our image. Come on people! Is that the type of environment you want to live in? I love our city and I want the best for the people who live here. It is time to get our act together and all become better neighbors. It is time to clean up the city and get rid of the garbage that we all have to live with.Lawrence Burke Editors note: this letter was edited for length. Read the full letter at thegabber.com. Mobile Collection of Electronics, etc. Dear Editor: During my time in public service, I have talked a lot about the neighborhoods of St. Petersburg. The Sunshine City is home to many unique, culturally neighborhoods. These neighborhoods deserve the full support of city hall. I have also discussed the importance of working with my colleagues Mayor Buckhorn in Tampa, Mayor Cretekos in Clearwater, and Mayor Henderson in Gulfport, and many other leaders and decision makers around the region. When the neighborhoods surrounding St. Petersburg thrive, we thrive as well. Last month, city staff brought to my attention the lack of mobile collections of household electronics and chemicals south of 22nd Avenue North. This issue was brought to my staff by concerned residents of the City of Gulfport. These collections are a function of Pinellas County government. After reviewing the 2014 Household Electronics and Chemical Collections Center called HEC3 mobile collection schedule, I wrote a letter to Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, her Commission colleagues, and Mark Woodard, the interim county administrator. These collections are an important service that Pinellas County provides in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Waste to Energy Facility. I have serious concerns about those collections being removed from the many residents of South Pinellas in St. Petersburg as well as Gulfport and our neighbors in the beach communities. There are serious concerns that the potentially hazardous items normally collected at these events will enter the general waste stream, and that's not good for any of us, no matter our city, no matter our neighborhood. The greater the distance between residents and mobile collection events, the less likely residents are to participate due to the time expense and convenience factor. In my letter to Commissioner Seel, I requested that the county provide at least one central HEC3 mobile collection event south of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. That will encourage resident participation from residents of southern St. Petersburg, as well as Gulfport, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island. I further requested that the event be included in the HEC3 mobile collections schedule for 2015, and sustained for a minimum discern if public participation I am hopeful that our County Commission will review our request, and once again provide this important service to the citizens of south Pinellas.St. Petersburg Mayor Rick KrisemanFood for Thought Dear Editor: Once again Hard Candy has given us food for thought, no pun intended. However, I think

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 11 that ship has sailed. Pickers have been exploited for decades, since the '30s at least. Anti-union, the lettuce thing a few years ago, and now this Coalition for fair food thing. Pickers haven't fared too well over the years; it's all the "bottom line." Cathy mentioned stores that take her back to the Mr. Jenkins days. She's on the organic food kick and all want food that's not dangerous to eat. Now, how does all this help the pickers exactly? Certain chemicals sprayed onto vegetables are carcinogenic; their only purpose is to make the food look pretty and have a longer shelf life. Cathy, do your stores have pretty fruits and veggies? Just asking.Stan Kreuter, from the Gabber's "Gulfport Ideas and Opinions" Facebook groupLetters (cont.)

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12 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Rockin Memorial Weekend in TI Bands on the Sand 6 in Treasure Island this year is jam-packed with all-stars and A-listers from the Tampa Bay music scene, including a one-of-a-kind Saturday night show from the Rev. Funky Ds Home Team Family Orchestra and Sunday night headliners Come Back Alice. The famed Memorial Day Weekend beach concert, now in its sixth year, is set for Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, on Treasure Islands festivalsized beach. Music, food and drink The powerhouse combination of so many headliner-quality acts, a let the good times roll audience, and the laid-back atmosphere of our gulf front community, make Bands on the Sand the only place to be on Memorial Day Weekend, said Cathy Hayduke, Treasure Islands Parks & Recreation Director. keys, thumpin bass and monster drums winding thru every music genre, the Rev. Funky D brings the top players of Tampa Bays jamband scene to Treasure Island Saturday night at 6:30 for a non-stop, one-ofa-kind, two-and-a-half-hour jam, featuring members of Cope, Green Sunshine, Applebutter Express, Shoeless Soul, Urban Gypsies, and Seratonic. At 4:30 p.m., the all-out party revolution known as Green Sunshine takes the stage and Bonnaroo veterans and ukulele funksters Applebutter Express play at 3 p.m. Saturdays music starts at 1:45 p.m. with space-punksters Displace. Headlining at 7 p.m. on Sunday is arguably the hottest band in Tampa Bay right now, Come Back Alice, with soulful vocals, melodic guitars, baroque style violin and funky bass & drums. Holey Miss Moley, a quintet dripping in jazz, funk, rock and blues with a touch of reggae and ska thrown in for good measure, smokes the beach at 5:15 p.m. Have Gun, Will Travel, Floridas multiple Best of the Bay-winning Americana makers, play at 3:30 p.m. Opening Sunday at 1:45 p.m. are Free Range Roosters, playing acoustic Americana, blues, Gypsy jazz, and Cracker folk with attitude. Bands on the Sand rocks the beach at 104th and Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. The annual festival, produced by the City of Treasure Island Parks & Recreation Department, also includes dozens of display at 8:50 p.m. on May 24, and plenty of food and drink. For more info, call 727-547-4575 ext. 237, or visit mytreasureisland.com. Save Our Strays Seeks Foster Families Save Our Strays needs help immediately to temporarily care for kittens and senior felines in need. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonrehoming abandoned cats and kittens. With no shelter facility, it relies on individuals to take on the role of a foster parent for one or more kitties. Can you temporarily help foster one cat or a litter of kittens for Save Our Strays? Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. If you are interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need, call 727 871-0888. They are currently unable to accept any more kittens without community support.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 13 Class of 2014 Set to Walk The Pinellas County School District is poised to celebrate an estimated 6,500 members of the Class of 2014 as graduation season gets under way Monday, June 2. Visit pcsb. org/graduation for the graduation schedule and information about each high schools valedictorian and salutatorian. For graduation story ideas, contact Demorris Lee in the at 727-588-6575. Third Annual Gulfport AquamaniaBy Bob Newcomb On Saturday, June 7, the Aquamania Festival once again takes over Gulfport Beach with a variety of events suitable for all ages. Wear swimsuits because everyone is going to get wet! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can indulge in all types of beach activities. Featured will be an 18 hole Gulfport Beach Golf Game, a hilarious Recycled Boat Regatta, Dress Your Rubber Duck contest, Rubber Ducky Race, the ever-popular Dunk Tank, kayak races and more. Much more! Throughout the day there will be artisans, craftsmen and vendors of food and merchandise, plus activities and games for the kids. Fine restaurants, bars, and specialty shops surround the beach in Gulfport, and will be open before and after the festival, so plan to spend the day. Free parking will be available at the beach, on Beach Boulevard and at designated locations nearby. The Gulfport trolley will be running;,providing rides to the beach, at no charge, as well. Complete information about events, schedules, registration and instructions for participation in the Recycle Regatta and other games is available on Facebook under Aquamania Beach Festival (third annual). Information, rubber ducks, and golf score cards are available in advance at the Beach Bazaar. Stand up paddle boards and kayak rentals will be available all day or just for the races, your choice! Aquamania is sponsored by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsored and supported by the Gulfport Merchants Association, City of Gulfport, Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Gulfport Historical Society, Seabreeze Manor Bed & Breakfast and Kayak Nature Adventures. The festival is a production of SIK Productions, Inc. Have Some Pasta, Send the Kids to Camp YNOT Youth Outreach is raising money to send their teens in need to camp this coming summer. This Saturday, May 24, they will be hosting a spaghetti dinner to send these amazing teens to this life changing retreat. The location of the spaghetti dinner is as follows: Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55th St. S., Gulfport, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost per meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal and support an excellent cause at the same time!

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14 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Join the Senior Solos Senior Solos invites all singles age 55 and up to join them for their June activities. At 1 p.m. on June 4 they will gather for lunch at the Parkside Caf, 8180 49th St. N. in Pinellas Park. On June 9 at 1:30 p.m. you can Center, 7625 59th St. N., Pinellas Park, for their monthly general meeting and potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and $2 or no dish and $5. This month they will have a White Elephant sale. Bring your unwanted items for auction and check out what else is there for the bidding.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 15 Deadline Nears for Ranger Program High school students who yearn to learn about the environment and earn Bright Futures volunteer hours can check out the Ranger Naturalist Program at Weedon Island Preserve. The program runs June 13 through August 8 and introduces high school students to the wonders of Weedon Island in St. Petersburg. Students will be scheduled to volunteer at Weedon Island Preserve from 12 to 16 hours per week. The program days are set for Thursdays and Fridays, with some Saturday commitments required. The program will not be held the week of Independence Day. All volunteers will be trained to assist guests that are visiting the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center and trails, as well as develop individual projects that support the mission of the center. Applications for the program must be received by Friday, May 30, and acceptance into the program by Friday, June 6. To register for the program or to get more information, visit rangernaturalist2014.eventbrite. com or contact Libby Carnahan at lcarnahan@pinellascounty.org or 727-453-6522.A Night of Fashion United for Christ Freewill Church will be having A Night of Fashion at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. This Fashion Show will have models from the ages of 5 to 65 showing you clothing that will leave you in awe! There will also be a, silent auction with a variety of items donated by local businesses. All proceeds will go to United for Christ Churchs building fund. If you are a local business and would like to participate, please contact Kadell Ford at 727-6878400 or 727-258-4993 for more information. Tickets are $15 and will also be available for purchase in advance at the Gulfport Casino at 5501 Shore Blvd. S.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 17 Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Bring the family and get signed up for the Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. Theyre hosting a mad scientist party because they are be part of the exciting experiments and read some great books! For more information contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Librarian, at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727892-1133. Public Meeting on Beach Nourishment Pinellas County Coastal Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting to provide information about an upcoming beach nourishment project on Treasure Island and Long Key (St. Pete Beach). The meeting takes place Tuesday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at Treasure Island City Hall, located at 120 108th Ave. The beach nourishment project is tentatively set to place sand on select beaches from July through September, starting with Sunshine Beach, and followed by Sunset Beach, Upham Beach and Pass-AGrille Beach. An estimated total of 555,000 cubic yards of sand will be used for the project. The active beach construction areas will extend about 500 to 800 feet in length and will be closed to the public. Sand ramps over pipes will provide safe access for visitors to the shoreline north and south of active work areas. Beach nourishment helps to preserve Pinellas County beaches, which are important for storm protection, tourism and nesting sea turtles and shorebirds. For more information about beach nourishment in the county, and for updates on this project, visit pinellascounty.org/environment/ coastalMngmt/nourishment.htm.

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18 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 This Weeks Solution The City of Gulfport Celebrates Flag Day Flag Day commemorates the 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. To the original members of the Continental Congress, red stood for hardiness and valor, white for purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance, perseverance This special and moving event is held Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park on the corner of 54th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. This event is free and open to the public. The City of Gulfport and the American Legion Post 125 will host a very moving Flag Day ceremony by proper ceremonial burn. Ward 4 Councilmember Fridovich will perform opening ceremonies and Vice Mayor Christine Brown will close this special event. Special guest vocalist and former Broadway singer and author Victor Helou will perform. For more information, please contact City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist Gail Biron at 727893-1118.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 19 The Gabs At Gulfports quarterly Junk in the Trunk event at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, we asked participants what else they might have done with their items.David Michaels, stuff: Tossed it out. Robert Martin, electronics and toys : Just would have thrown it away. Geno Sviderskas, couches and tires: I would put them under a tree and let nature take care of it. Phil OHanlon, a chair: Probably Goodwill.

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20 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, they invite you to visit one of their Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:3010:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Trinity Church Offers Anyone 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 will provide free transportation within the local area. They are a small church with bible based teaching for adults and kids. Please call 727656-6209 for more information.

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24 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustCity of St. Pete Beach: Evacuation Re-entry Q: How does one get a hurricane re-entry permit so they can get back to the home or business after a hurricane? A: To expedite returning to your home after an evacuation, head to either the St. Pete Beach Fire Department administration building (7301 Gulf Boulevard; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday) or the Building Department (155 Corey Avenue; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through hurricane re-entry permit. These hang tags will allow St. Pete Beach residents, caregivers for St. Pete Beach residents, and businesses re-entry to St. Pete Beach after an evacuation. Residents with the re-entry hang tag pass will get priority access to their area of the city after emergency crews have searched the area and made it as safe as possible. Residents are encouraged to acquire their tag before a threat is immediate, the citys website explains. For more information on preparing for hurricane season, visit StPeteBeach.org and click on City Departments, then select Fire Department from the drop-down menu. From there, look for the Hurricane Awareness link. Shelter Seeks Teen Volunteers Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking responsible teen volunteers to help leader volunteers with dog walking. Teens must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and must commit to 12 hours per week at the shelter. The eight-week program will begin on Monday, June 9, and end on Saturday, August 9. Students can download an online application at the Pinellas County Animal Services website at pinellascounty.org/animalservices/ volunteer.htm or complete the application at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Space in the program is limited. Applications must be received by Saturday, May 31. Orientation training is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, and dog walking training with a lead volunteer is scheduled for Thursday, May 29. The program requires a commitment of 12 hours per week for three days a week. Morning and afternoon four-hour shifts are available Monday through Friday. Saturday shifts are available in the mornings only as the shelter closes early. Call 727-582-2675 or animalvolunteers@pinellascounty. org.

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26 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 By Holiday Mathis The new moon in Gemini on Wednesday the 28th sparks ideas and conversations. Keep talking, and dont be too quick to take things to the next level. Seeing that hes headed down a dead-end street, Mercury slams on the brakes so he can better handle an upcoming change of direction. The retrograde starts on June 7, but it will be felt as early as Thursday, with Mercury screeching through Cancer. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Vulnerability and weakness are not optional. They are a part of daily existence -a part that most people are trying to cover up as they go about their business. If instead of hiding your fear you let people know about it, they will connect with, help and love you. Friday is your chance to let your hair down with good friends. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Two positions will be available to you this week. One will be an easy position in the crowd; your job will be to point out how the doer of deeds could have done them better. The other will be in the arena, learning through action. Youll get tired and dirty with that last one, but youll never regret it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The project laid before you this week will be a doozy. If you agree to it, a nice hunk of your life will need to be devoted to it. Do not dive in. Consider this back and ask, Is this really the right endeavor for me? Your best advisers will be water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your energy and intensity level is highest early in the week. Monday through Wednesday, change it up and aim to make daily life special. On Friday and Saturday, the mood shifts, and its better to stop trying so hard and do what comes naturally, even if that means relaxing and doing very little. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You and a loved one may disagree about the big picture, and this is the time to work it out. Dialogue about how you see things now and how you want to see them. And while youre at it, talk about the emotions youd like to feel more of, too. Wednesday brings a small agreement you can build on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The theme this week is that victory only goes to those who endure the game. Stay in and keep playing hard. On Thursday, your intuition may lead you in a direction contrary to common sense. If the involved risks are relatively low, go along for the ride -youll love the odd bit of good fortune that follows this whimsy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This week shows you heavily into your research, an investigation and/ or a process of analysis. You may never really get to the bottom of this, but youll learn enough to advance to the next level -a very satisfying accomplishment, indeed. Also, consider paying for formal training. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Nothing about your future often to remind yourself that you are creating outcomes in each moment. Wednesday and Thursday present a prime moment for putting relationship issues on the table, working out new deals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll be gathering your courage. A and cheer while illuminating new options for you. How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being. Otherwise, we all remain too PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Its like youre trying to park your car in a tight spot. Just because you can make it work doesnt mean you should. Your comfort level matters, too. Maybe the better spots -the ones that afford more ease and space around them -are farther inconvenience. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Its almost odd the way a good nights sleep can seem to totally change your mind about something. The project that was stressful and confusing yesterday now seems manageable and maybe even exciting. Youll get three obstacles out of the way by Tuesday afternoon, and its fullsteam ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You dont need to have all of the answers, especially since you have a number of wise friends and family members to call on. This isnt a game in which you only get three life lines. Talk to as many people as you need to this week to get a full picture. People love sharing with you, and you listen and apply it all effectively. This Week's Birthdays: This year is like a party on the rooftop of life: Your perspective on high provides a month shows you in the company of attractive new friends in rather glamorous settings. June is your chance for a promotion. Youll be spending time with people of a different age in August. September is for dreaming and gathering information. October brings investment. Later you could publish a book or be part of a production. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 27 Music & DancingTues/Thurs7-10pmKaraokeFriday Night Saturday NightSouthern Nights We H ave Pull Ta bs! Se rv ing Lunch! Tue/Thu/F ri Complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa$5.00BREAKFAST BUFFET8:30am-11:00am SUNDAY BREAKFAST All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti,Salad, Garlic Toast$6.00S.A.L. DinnerSaturday, May 24, 4:30~6:30pmCountry Pork Ribs, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Veggies, Roll/Butter, Dessert ~ $8.50White Fish Baked w/ Wine Sauce or Battered, French Fries, Slaw, Roll/Butter, Dessert ~ $7.75~ or ~ Friday, May 23, 4:30~6:30pm Ne xt Blood Bank 6/1 347-6085 Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m. Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. CLUB HOURS: ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th Avenue SouthAMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION Swing into Summer Tennis Party Kids of all ages are invited to come out and celebrate the end of the school year and the newly resurfaced courts at this years Swing into Summer Tennis Party on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lazarillo Park. They will provide snack, refreshments, equipment and a lot of tennis fun! Proper tennis attire and sunscreen are recommended. Lazarillo Park is located at 224 DeBazen Ave., just east of the Loews Don CeSar. For more information contact the St. Pete Beach Recreation Department at 727-363-9245. Coffee Club Dont miss out. Youre invited to join the coffee club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th month at 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 advisor, 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, call the Event line at 727-893-5657. Meet the Artists at Suntan Art Center Suntan Art Center will feature two individual artists, Eduardo LaChall Bencomo and Susan Kubes, who exhibit individually and Together As One for the entire month of May. Cuban born artist and grand nephew of renowned artist, Jose A. Bencomo Mena, Ed LaChall, is a multi-talented creative force. He emigrated to Connecticut with his family when he was 12 years old. Following graduation from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Sociology, he embarked upon a career that included traditional stained glass, fused glass, glass and stone mosaic along with pen and ink; acrylic and oil on canvas. Ed recently relocated to St. Petersburg, and is currently represented by Platos Gallery in the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. He has had a solo show at the Bohemia Gallery in St. Petersburg, and completed a large outdoor granite mural at 2100 22nd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. His Hispanic roots and his love of nature bring his varied art forms to vibrant life. His work is collected across the country as well. In contrast, wife, mother, grandmother Susan Kubes is a native Floridian. A lifelong painter, her colorful work is eclectic, powerful and always evolving. Her art is as over 40 years she has been a painter of realism, but recently has explored various experimental techniques that have allowed her work to be freer and more spontaneous, capturing the joy of the moment in more impressionistic or abstract images. Together As One is the collaborative effort of these two artists who share a love of nature and the inspiration of different cultures. Meet the artists on Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The show is located in the Mary Nabors Gallery, upstairs in the Don Vista building just south of the Don CeSar and will run through the end of May.

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28 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Rumors that city bureaucracy has stymied the new ice cream shop at the old Small Adventures bookstore in Gulfport are absolutely unfounded, according to Community Development Director Fred Metcalf. The owners have spoken to Mike Taylor, a planner with the city, but no one, Metcalf says, has told them they could not open an ice cream shop. Taylor has told the new owners they will have to go through the same process for opening a business as any other business in Gulfport, but, as Metcalf told the Gabber, that hasnt stopped any of the other businesses downtown. Pias Trattoria has stopped serving brunch on Sundays, effective this past Sunday, although they do still serve lunch. The Beach Bazaar has also closed its doors on Sundays. Co-owner Angela Lagan, who says last summers numbers on Sunday factored into her decision, told the Gabber she intends to remain closed on Sundays until season starts, unless I hear from hordes of people with an antiques emergency. Heard a business rumor? Let us to News@theGabber.com with Rumor in the subject line.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 29 Mangia Displays Walden School Art Mangia Gourmet, 2930 Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, has just put on display 18 paintings by Gulports Walden School students based on the artist Joan Miro. Walden School is a small private middle school in Gulfport. They believe the arts should be included in every childs education, as the arts broaden the imagination and nurture creativity. The installation is on display from now until May 25. Literary Afternoon at the Blueberry Patch Twelfth in an occasional series, the featured author will be Gene Roddenberry. The screen writer, novelist and short story writer who three generations of readers and It isnt all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning. Gene Roddenberry Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy readings, biography and insights into the creation of the Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. Suggested donation to the Blueberry Patch is $5. The Blueberry Patch is located at 4923 20th Ave. S. in Gulfport. RSVPs and inquires welcome at Inktank7777@ yahoo.com or 7273456427. Prehistoric Canoe Moving Toward Display On Sunday, May 4, a team from the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) extracted all sections of an ancient Native American dugout canoe from a tank of preservative in which the canoe had been soaking for the past three years. Carved from a single pine tree over 1,000 years ago, it is the only saltwater marine canoe found in Florida. At over 40 feet in length, it had to be cut into sections to be safely removed, transported and placed in the preservative tank. The archaeological artifact, which has been carbon-dated to about A.D. 900 A.D. 1000, will now air-dry for approximately six months and then be reassembled for public display at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2015. Excavated in 2011 from the Tampa Bay shoreline of Pinellas Countys Weedon Island Preserve, the canoe was placed in a specially built tank holding a solution of polyethylene glycol which is a wax-like substance that penetrates the wood to replace the areas of the canoes structure that were water-logged and will harden during the drying process, preventing the wood from cracking and deteriorating. The nearly 3,200 acre Weedon Island Preserve has shown evidence of indigenous occupation dating back thousands of years and is state of Florida property managed by Pinellas County government. For information on continuing archaeological projects at Weedon Island Preserve, visit awiare.org.

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30 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Home Gardening Class Take this Home Gardening Class on Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28 Ave. S. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join them for their new gardening classes to be held on the fourth Saturday of each month in anticipation of the launch of the Librarys very own Seed Library! Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees are welcome to stay and informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the class. Want to share your passion and help? The library is also recruiting volunteers for their soon to blossom Seed Library. Please contact 727893-1075. Stetson Seeks Pro Bono Services to Military Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team. With more than a million veterans, Florida is home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Stetsons new Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team will serve Tampa Bay area veterans through its Veterans Law Institute. We are looking for volunteer attorneys with a passion to serve the veterans, members of our military and their families, said Trista Miller, assistant director of clinical education and Veterans Law Institute pro bono supervisor at Stetson. Volunteer attorneys will receive a weekly email message containing current case digests outlining pro bono opportunities in their geographical and legal practice areas. After selecting a case, attorneys will be provided with client and student volunteer contact information. Volunteers will also gain access to future Stetson CLE workshops focused on veterans law. Attorneys interested in volunteering may apply with no obligation at stetson.edu/veteransprobono. For more information about volunteering with Stetsons Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team, contact vetprobono@ law.stetson.edu or call 727562-7333.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 31 Help Celebrate Victory Over Disabilities An inspiring day celebrating victory over disabilities will take place Saturday, May 31. The Elevate Your Wheels fun-raising event is a family-friendly day of activities, co-sponsored by Real Victories Foundation and Elevate Fitness LLC Elevate Your Wheels registration opens at 9:30 a.m. at Elevate Fitness, 6001 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, for the 11 a.m. 1K Athletes Wheels Race for differently-abled athletes. Able-bodied individuals are encouraged to team up with a wheelchair bound person for the 1K Push and Run Wheels Race which starts at 11:30. This unique combination will give those who usually must cheer from the sidelines, the opportunity to feel the wind in their face as they For an added bit of fun, a local musician will be jamming out the tunes during the 11:30 race, to keep you moving! Real Victories Foundation was co-founded by Robert Gordon, at age 18, and his Gibbs High School Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Volpe. Striving to inspire others with special needs to overcome their obstacles, Robbie is the embodiment of determination. His belief that everyone was born to make a difference in the world, drives his mission to strive for the best and make an impact. Elevate Your Wheels activities will also include: Baby Boot Camp, Horse Basketball with Robbie and friends, a fun novice wheel chair race challenge, 3-legged-wheelchair races, performances by Mr. Ds Youth Dance, under the direction of Navy veteran Dwayne Scheuneman, an active member of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, silent auction sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate featuring sports baskets, wine baskets, glass art, and family baskets and childrens activities including face painting and bounce house. Elevate Your Wheels is truly a celebration of inspiration and victory for children and adults of all abilities. The community including veterans, seniors, children with disabilities and their families are invited to participate, or cheer on the athletes during the races, then stay for the fun, music and wellness activities that will elevate their lives. For more information about Real Victories Foundation visit their website at realvictoriesfoundation. org. Details about the event and pre-registration can be found at elevatestpete.com or the ElevateStPete Facebook page.

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32 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or downlThe Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. Call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SpecialPECIAL EventsVENTS Day of Pampering: Tuesday, 5/27 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Heatherlee with to sign up and give them a complete makeover. Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, 5/29 (Last Thursday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Blood Pressure Checks provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. New to Medicare?: Monday, 6/2 @ 5:30 pm. Do you have questions about your & Steven Reiser will be available to answer those questions. Coffee Club: Tuesday, 6/3 (1st Tuesday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am. Coffee and Doughnuts are provided by Scott OBerry as you discuss current events, the economy and investing. Sundae Funday Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, 6/4 @ 2:00 pm. Cool off this summer with a build your own Ice Cream Sundae bar for only $3.00 per ticket! Monthly Memory Screening Clinic: Monday, 6/9 (2nd Monday of Every Month) @ 9:00 am 11:30 am. Get a FREE & and information MUST call 727-893-5657 to schedule your screening. A Holistic Approach to Aging Well: Monday 6/9 @ 2:30 pm. Learn ways to live life to the fullest, even if the physical body and society tell us we cant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: Tuesday 6/10 @ 11:00 am. Watch a Free, current movie and get a $3 lunch deal. Monthly Blood Sugar Screenings: Thursday, 6/12 @ 10:30:30 am. Its important to know your numbers! The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay will provide blood sugar checks. Healthy Heart Cooking Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 2:30 pm. Dolphins View will present a Healthy Heart Cooking Class. IPad Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 4:00 pm. Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl Scout Project Leader will cover basic functions of the Apple iPad. Bring your Apple iPad and passwords! You MUST register SPACE is LIMITED. No walk-ins. Call 727-893-5657 Puzzle Party: Friday, 6/13 @ 11:00 am. Join in the fun with Puzzle Pages. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! SpecialPECIAL ServicesERVICES FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida residents Relay, Inc. (FTRI). Cordless and corded phones are available through FTRI at the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 pm. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Hearing Loss Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar visit gulfportseniorfoundation.orgGulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 Technology Programs One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, June 5, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy and istration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. Adult/All Ages Programs Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Thurs., May 22, 10:30 am noon. Want to learn how to identify some of our wonderful Florida plants? Join UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension specialist, James Stevenson, and examine the basics of plant identiing critical characteristics that will help any will be included as well. Family Yoga: Thurs., May 22, 3:00 4:00 pm. Join in for a relaxing parent/child session. Spaces are limited, sign up at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073. Home Gardening Class: Sat., May 24, 2:00 3:00 pm. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join us at the launch of our gardening classes, to be held on the 4th Sat. of each month. Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees can stay & informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the classes. SCORE Counseling: Tues., May 27, FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., June 19, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Children/Family Programs Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us as we build our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are welcome to join in on the the fun! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party: Mon., June 9, 3:00 4:00 pm. Lots of fun activities for grades K-5. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Earth Scouts: Tues., June 3, 3:00 4:00 pm. New group, plans to meet on 1st Tues. of the month. Activities for school-age children and teens. Parents welcome. FMI, contact gratefulashly@gmail.com Free Family Movie Day: Sat., June 21, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly proour Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Teen Programs TEEN GAME ZONE: Wednesdays, 3:004:30 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Weds., June 11, 3:00 4:00 pm. We launch it with Silent LibraryGulfport Edition. Do you have what it takes to win the challenge? Lots of cooool activities for teens. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! REC WEBSITE: www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. PROGRAMS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAMResident Registration begins Thursday, May 1st from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2014 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 19th from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social cooking projects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com Ivone at 727-482-2125 for more info and prices. Must Register by May 23. Call Ivone at 727482-2125 for more info and prices. tier at 823-0922. p.m. Call 727-755-3459 or Pegasus.scholar@ gmail.com Barbara at 804-9400. Call Valerie at 557-4258. at 512-2763. Call Roberto 727-866-6892. ane at 459-1399. 11:30 a.m. Call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668. Call Marge at 345-6708. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for Juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185. John at 893-1079 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-5507185. Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Sunday May 25 6:00 10:00pm Ballroom Dance with Ellis Hales Band $7 Admission Sunday June 1 6:00 11:00pm Ballroom Fusion Dance! A new concept in ballroom dancing Hosted by Swing Time 6:00 7:00pm: Beginner Lesson (Rumba) 7:00 8:00pm: Intermediate Lesson (Rumba/Blues Fusion) 8:00 10:00pm: Dancing (Ballroom Mix) 10:00 11:00pm: Fusion Mixanything goes! $7 Admission No partner needed www.SwingTime.info Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance Every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Band & Ballroom Dance Most Sundays 6 10pm $7 Info 727-893-1070 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-22375501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070 Thursday, May 29 6:00pm Hurricane Seminar Visit with vendors who provide hurricane information & services. Concessions, including pizza, will be for sale. Gather useful information for the coming hurricane season. Seminar at 7:00pm with guest speaker, National Weather Service Emergency Response Meteorologist Todd Barron. Call 727-893-1118 for more info. Search our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 33 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or downlThe Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. Call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SpecialPECIAL EventsVENTS Day of Pampering: Tuesday, 5/27 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Heatherlee with to sign up and give them a complete makeover. Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, 5/29 (Last Thursday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Blood Pressure Checks provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. New to Medicare?: Monday, 6/2 @ 5:30 pm. Do you have questions about your & Steven Reiser will be available to answer those questions. Coffee Club: Tuesday, 6/3 (1st Tuesday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am. Coffee and Doughnuts are provided by Scott OBerry as you discuss current events, the economy and investing. Sundae Funday Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, 6/4 @ 2:00 pm. Cool off this summer with a build your own Ice Cream Sundae bar for only $3.00 per ticket! Monthly Memory Screening Clinic: Monday, 6/9 (2nd Monday of Every Month) @ 9:00 am 11:30 am. Get a FREE & and information MUST call 727-893-5657 to schedule your screening. A Holistic Approach to Aging Well: Monday 6/9 @ 2:30 pm. Learn ways to live life to the fullest, even if the physical body and society tell us we cant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: Tuesday 6/10 @ 11:00 am. Watch a Free, current movie and get a $3 lunch deal. Monthly Blood Sugar Screenings: Thursday, 6/12 @ 10:30:30 am. Its important to know your numbers! The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay will provide blood sugar checks. Healthy Heart Cooking Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 2:30 pm. Dolphins View will present a Healthy Heart Cooking Class. IPad Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 4:00 pm. Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl Scout Project Leader will cover basic functions of the Apple iPad. Bring your Apple iPad and passwords! You MUST register SPACE is LIMITED. No walk-ins. Call 727-893-5657 Puzzle Party: Friday, 6/13 @ 11:00 am. Join in the fun with Puzzle Pages. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! SpecialPECIAL ServicesERVICES FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida residents Relay, Inc. (FTRI). Cordless and corded phones are available through FTRI at the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 pm. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Hearing Loss Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar visit gulfportseniorfoundation.orgGulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 Technology Programs One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, June 5, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy and istration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. Adult/All Ages Programs Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Thurs., May 22, 10:30 am noon. Want to learn how to identify some of our wonderful Florida plants? Join UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension specialist, James Stevenson, and examine the basics of plant identiing critical characteristics that will help any will be included as well. Family Yoga: Thurs., May 22, 3:00 4:00 pm. Join in for a relaxing parent/child session. Spaces are limited, sign up at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073. Home Gardening Class: Sat., May 24, 2:00 3:00 pm. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join us at the launch of our gardening classes, to be held on the 4th Sat. of each month. Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees can stay & informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the classes. SCORE Counseling: Tues., May 27, FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., June 19, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Children/Family Programs Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us as we build our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are welcome to join in on the the fun! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party: Mon., June 9, 3:00 4:00 pm. Lots of fun activities for grades K-5. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Earth Scouts: Tues., June 3, 3:00 4:00 pm. New group, plans to meet on 1st Tues. of the month. Activities for school-age children and teens. Parents welcome. FMI, contact gratefulashly@gmail.com Free Family Movie Day: Sat., June 21, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly proour Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Teen Programs TEEN GAME ZONE: Wednesdays, 3:004:30 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Weds., June 11, 3:00 4:00 pm. We launch it with Silent LibraryGulfport Edition. Do you have what it takes to win the challenge? Lots of cooool activities for teens. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! REC WEBSITE: www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. PROGRAMS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAMResident Registration begins Thursday, May 1st from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2014 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 19th from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social cooking projects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com Ivone at 727-482-2125 for more info and prices. Must Register by May 23. Call Ivone at 727482-2125 for more info and prices. tier at 823-0922. p.m. Call 727-755-3459 or Pegasus.scholar@ gmail.com Barbara at 804-9400. Call Valerie at 557-4258. at 512-2763. Call Roberto 727-866-6892. ane at 459-1399. 11:30 a.m. Call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668. Call Marge at 345-6708. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for Juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185. John at 893-1079 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-5507185. Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Sunday May 25 6:00 10:00pm Ballroom Dance with Ellis Hales Band $7 Admission Sunday June 1 6:00 11:00pm Ballroom Fusion Dance! A new concept in ballroom dancing Hosted by Swing Time 6:00 7:00pm: Beginner Lesson (Rumba) 7:00 8:00pm: Intermediate Lesson (Rumba/Blues Fusion) 8:00 10:00pm: Dancing (Ballroom Mix) 10:00 11:00pm: Fusion Mixanything goes! $7 Admission No partner needed www.SwingTime.info Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance Every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Band & Ballroom Dance Most Sundays 6 10pm $7 Info 727-893-1070 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-22375501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070 Thursday, May 29 6:00pm Hurricane Seminar Visit with vendors who provide hurricane information & services. Concessions, including pizza, will be for sale. Gather useful information for the coming hurricane season. Seminar at 7:00pm with guest speaker, National Weather Service Emergency Response Meteorologist Todd Barron. Call 727-893-1118 for more info. Search our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com Gulfport Getaways Tues. 6/10Florida Orange Grove Winery & Corey Avenue. Call 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by 6/4. GEMS Members $9/Non-GEMS $11. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A GEMS MEMBER TO ENJOY GULFPORT GETAWAYS.)

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34 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Local Obituaries DOSS, NobleOBLE CampAMP passed away in Gulfport May 17, 2014. During WWII he served in the Army Air Force and was commissioned second lieutenant and B17 pilot. Noble was called back into service during the Korean War where he served 17 months in the JAG. He opened his Gulfport for over 60 years. Noble also served as city attorney in Gulfport and Pass-a-Grille and city judge for St. Pete Beach. He cared deeply about his family, friends, and community and will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 make contributions to All Children's Hospice. FISCHER, ANDREW "ANDY", born Feb. 10, 1941 in Benton Harbor, MI, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Leaves behind two daughters in Michigan, Kim and Kelly. Here he leaves "Dad" John Hoisington, stepdaughters Karen and Tammie. Members of Andy Anderson American Legion S.A.L. where a celebration of life will be held on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. Online obituary at beachmemorial.com. MEARES, RalphALPH W. "RipIP" age 61, born April 20, 1953, passed away peacefully May 9, 2014. Preceded in death by his father, St. Clair (Bud) and brother David. Rip was a Florida native and a life-long resident of Gulfport. He was a USAF veteran. An avid Bucs, Rays and Florida Gator fan, he also loved the outdoors, his hand. He was a man with a very generous and caring heart. Always ready to help a friend, Rip will be greatly missed by his mother, family and many friends. Service at Bay Pines Cemetery on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. Celebration of Life at Lions Club Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. Please bring a picture and story to share. Bring a covered dish. PERKINS, DorisORIS M., 88, of Town Shores, Gulfport, died May 11, 2014. 88, of Gulfport, passed away May 11, 2014. Doris is survived by her daughter, Joanne Harriman. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16 at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, 101 58th St. S., St. Petersburg. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. RUSNIAK, ZofiaOFIA MariaARIA, 84, of Gulfport, died May 14, 2014. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obituary and ceremony information, visit alifetribute.com. SCHREIBER, GenevaENEVA MargaretARGARET, 87, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, OH, she came here in December of 1988. Gene was a loving mother and wife and will be missed by her husband of 66 years, Donald; her daughter, Sandy (Gary); her son, Kirk (Pat); and grandchildren, Amanda, Justin, Thomas, and Taylor. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel at Hospice Bayfront in St. Petersburg. ALifeTribute.com. In Memoriam VICTOR YESKE May 22, 2008 2014 Dear Vic, it has been six years since you passed. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.Love always, Fran Full Page Special Only $250 Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print SAVE BI G 1419 49th Street S. Gulfport FL 33707 (727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830 advertising@thegabber.comColor $380Reserve Your Page Today

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 35 Overheard at the May 20, 2014Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Last year I think Rose-Marie and I were drinking mojitos or something and we came up with this crazy idea. Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober, about reviving the on hiatus Gulfport Neighbors We hope what will happen there is well have a team of people who will work more closely to identify opportunities where we can help. Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober, about the Gulfport Neighbors ward advisors It is just a matter of convincing the county to do it. Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober, about scheduling a mobile chemical collection at a quarterly Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck (JITT) event We kind of blended workshop with a meeting. Mayor Sam Henderson, about the nights meeting format. The council had no resolutions or ordinances slated for the evening. City council can take a sigh of relief. We have found and funded the free ride program. Biff Lagan, on the free ride program that will service Gulfport Theres a reason that the open signs are made to Mary Miller about codes that keep her from advertising prices outside or allowing her neon open Theres apps for everything, why not Gulfport? Tim Spencer, who asked the city to consider developing an app for iPhones and Androids to give visitors information about the city Theres nothing happening thats attracting people Its not attractive. People do not want to get out and visit our businesses. Tony, about the trash along Gulfport Boulevard close to 49th Street I think its something that needs to be discussed before council. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich, on concerns raised about Gulfport Boulevard during the public session year. Community Development Director Fred Metcalf, Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich Does redevelopment viability take precedent over levels of contamination? Ward One Councilmember Dan Liedtke, to the consultant speaking about the city Its really not designed to do cleanup for cleanups sake. Its good for businesses for people to have to walk past them. Community Development Director Fred Metcalf, about the waterfront being the destination rather than the businesses downtown, and how that If were not going to do it now its never going to get done. Ward Four Councilmember Michael Fridovich, about paving city streets That sounds like somebody who came in after we werent broke anymore. Mayor Sam Henderson, to kidding. but its getting dumped by the city. City Manager Jim OReilly, when Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich asked about the blue recycling cans in public places on St. Pete Beach continue. Ward One Councilman Michael Fridovich Pride. Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Roman, about the city trolley being a part of St. Pete Pride How old are you going to be? Vice Mayor Christine Brown, to City Manager Jim OReilly, about his upcoming birthday A lot older than you. City Manager Jim OReilly He learned at the Rays game. Vice Mayor Christine Brown

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36 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northrop B_Northrop@theGabber. com What in the World is Diversity?Just what in the world do "they" (presumably the government) mean by diversity? It's all the rage nowgovernment, universities, public schools, businesses. It's supposed to be the goal of the segmented institutions in a U.S. society which is an already highly blended country of many nationalities, cultures, religions, united by language and its own culture known as American. Curiously, the more we begin to pigeon-hole people by any one, two or three or four government and interest, the more we promote segregation instead of integration which was the Holy Grail of the civil rights movement after years of slavery and its extension, southern Jim Crow laws and northern redlining. The weapon against that was anti-discrimination. It was all about skin color. However, now we're into diversity which is more than not discriminating. I read an editorial the other day in my hometown newspaper in western Pennsylvania that called for greater diversity in the region. The term area settled originally by Scot-Irishpeoples whose names ended in ic or ich, or e, i, o, ski, and sometimes z. Nearly every group still has an ethnic club or organization celebrating its national heritage. Lately, with the advent of hyrdaulic fracking and the drilling for gas and oil, people with names ending in ia and ez have been coming in so I can only assume that this is the needed diversity, but I don't recall anyone calling for names ending in hin, ei, ho or hi. I guess it's a matter of perspective as was indicated when a group at the Italian club in a small coal-mining area was asked about their opinions about fracking. One man said it was ok except for the foreigners coming in. Asked what he meant, he said, "You know. Those people from Kentucky, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas." And, he didn't mean Latinos. Diversity, however, is more than skin color or looks. It includes beliefs and it includes how one acts out about those beliefs. This is shaky ground for government interference. In the last 10 days, I spent time traveling for on the diversity in these almost all white gatherings. The non-whites, by the way, included a newly wed couple Indian-American (India). One was Hindu and the other Muslim. They included Christians (white) in their wedding party, too. I talked also with a woman of colororiginally from Canada who said she liked where she lived except for its being conservative. So much for liberal diversity. Others in these get-togethers were of Italian, Serbian, French, and United Kingdom derivation. Religions in and out of the family included Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Jews, aetheists, agnostics, not-sures, and Muslim and Hindu. Political beliefs included Democrat/liberal/ progressive, Republican/conservative/ tea party/establishment, Independent/ Democrat/Republican, and pure and partial Libertarian. Age categories ranged from 19-month-olds to 83 years old. Health conditions, mental and physical, ranged from very good to not-so-good with a variety histories of happiness, woe and loss. Diversity and political correction police would probably have labeled the groups non-diverse because of the absence of African-Americans, or because the groups were economically too tightly grouped (though not necessarily at birth). We didn't sit around talking just politics or religion although one man did confess that he doesn't talk politics with his wife because she's a totally committed, life-long Democrat and it's useless. Conversations instead focused on family, children, friends, relationships, health, common interests, occupations, making a living, the economy, the medical system, weather, travel, communities, the past and future. These were real conversations of people bonded in a hundred different ideologues and idealists who, I mixed background, all of whom agree politically with them.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm Steakums 1-3pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDAY FRIDA YS ATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Music by Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Memorial Day Ceremony 11amemail post305@msn.com / www.post305.org All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Ladies Auxiliary meet 1st Sunday each month at 11:30am Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm AmVets meet 2nd Sunday each month at 11:30am Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmSAL Mtg.-6pm Meatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amLegion Riders meet 7 p.m., 1st Monday each month Junior Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., 1st Saturday each month Auxiliary Board meets 6:30 p.m.; general meeting 7 p.m., 2nd Tuesday each month Legionnaires meet 7 p.m., 3rd Monday each month S.A.L. meets 7 p.m., last Monday each month Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon to offer assistance. Memorial Day Service May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Legion. Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games every day. Fish fry last Friday of the month, 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family, $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session 6-10pm Food available 6-8pm Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke 7-11pm Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Steak-O 4-6pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke 7-11pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm Food Available

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38 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 5/9 Person Under Inuence5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Unknown Problem2300 Blk 56th St. S. Accident49th St. & 11th Ave. S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft3000 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Armed Person5500 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Saturday 5/10 Armed Person2700 Blk 52nd St. S. Gun Shots (Heard)700 Blk 60th St. S. Burglary2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft6200 Blk Kipps Colony Ct. Assault/Battery1100 Blk 58th St. S. Stolen Vehicle58th St. & Faireld Ave. S. Injured Person2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Sunday 5/11 Person DownFreemont St. & 13th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Hit & Run58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Assault/Battery2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 27th Ave. S. Monday 5/12 Burglary2200 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary1200 Blk 60th St. S. Assault/Battery5300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Assault/Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery700 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Harassing Phone Call(s)Location Withheld. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Tuesday 5/13 Drug Call26th Ave. & Upton St. S. Stolen Vehicle800 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Wednesday 5/14 Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5300 Blk 25th Ave. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk 16th Ave. S. Burglary1700 Blk 54th St. S. Trespass5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5300 Blk 25th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 25th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk 16th Ave. S. Burglary1700 Blk 54th St. S. Trespass5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Thursday 5/15 Hit & Run5400 Blk Essex Ave. S. Water Rescue5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Hit & Run2000 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic900 Blk 60th St. S. Person Down29th Ave. & 49th St. S.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Library Seeks Teen Volunteers community service hours for school or for a scholarship over the summer? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and improve community service requirement. Come be a part of their team! For more information contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1074. Blood Pressure Clinic Last Thursday Whats your blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure? Low blood pressure? Are you at risk? Center Blood Pressure Clinic on the last Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Register for the Art of the Book Workshop Register for the Art of the Book workshop at the City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S., Gulfport, on Saturday, May 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop is by suggested donation. Artists Dorian Angello and Brandi Palmer will demonstrate using the techniques of acrylic gel medium transfer and chine-coll to assemble pages for an artists book. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images to the workshop. Artwork by Angello and Palmer will be on display at the City of Imagination in Gulfport through May 31 during the show Building Myths: Desecrating Histories. For more information, email info@ artstoryboard.com. To register, visit artstoryboard.com/events.

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40 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D.M.D.Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y for the en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPORTPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALot5026 5028 GULFPORT BLVDDEDICA TED TO THE HEALTH OF YOUR FA MIL Y.NE W PATI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept: MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/United Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPORT PROFESSIONAL BLDG.51st STREETGULFPORT BLVD. SAVE A LOT Monday We dnesday 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 Parliamo litaliano! Lets speak Italian! Beginners Conversational Italian is coming to the Gulfport Recreation Center and begins on June 5. The four-week Beginners Conversational Italian class is designed for those with little or no Italian speaking skills. Whether you are reconnecting with your Italian heritage or youve always been interested in learning Italian, class is from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. each Thursday in June. Professor Roberto will teach both classes. He attended the LUniversit di Bologna, earned a degree in the Italian language and has been teaching Italian in the Tampa Bay area for 12 years. For pricing, more information and to register contact the Gulfport Recreation Center at 727-893-1079. Join a Young at Heart Luncheon St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg welcomes you to their Young at Heart luncheons. They meet for a prepared lunch on the last Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following the meal they have a program and/or speaker on a variety of topics. Come meet them and share in fun and fellowship and an opportunity to enhance your knowledge, interests and faith. Call 727-864-3103. German for Beginners This will be a comprehensive language class for beginners. Taught by a trained native speaker, you will become acquainted with the basics of the German language in everyday situations. Exercises will help you each week to practice German while having fun with fellow students. They will develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class will be held at Gulfport Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. This is a six-class session Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus. scholar@gmail.com to register or for more information. 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 summer 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 cepelinai (grated potato 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.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 41 Be a Part of Little League History As of September 2014 Gulfport Little League (GPLL) will merge with Southwest Little League. GPLL is doing their last commemorative program. If you would like to advertise your business in their last program as GPLL, please contact Sharon at 727-557-6349. German-American Society News Everyone is invited to the GermanAmerican Society located at 8098 66th St. N. in Pinellas Park, on Saturday, May 24 for their Memorial Day Dance. The music will be furnished by The Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music will begin at 7 p.m. The kitchen is open for hot food 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 $5.Call Bob at 727238-8201. Display Advertising Starts at $51.6014 19 49th Street S. 727-321-6 96 5 Advertising@theGabber.com

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42 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 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 stpete.org/grants/ internal_grants_program.asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 13. 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. 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 spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264. Depression and Bipolar Support Group Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at the Suncoast Center (in back), 4024 Central Avenue on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families and support people are welcome. Call Les at 727-822-3480 or email to Les@FBAO.org.Register for Summer Camp in St. Pete Beach Registration for the 2014 summer camp programs offered by the City of St. Pete Beach Recreation department is now open. There are full day camp options and half day specialty camps that include: all American dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative photography, and Lego Robotics. For registration forms and more information, go to spbrec.com or call the St Pete Beach Community Center at 727-363-9245.Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events Creative Crafts of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will present the following activities at 10 a.m. at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Dr. S., St. Petersburg. The cost of materials for member is $3.50 and nonmembers $4 and you take home what you craft. The public is invited. Call 727-381-8920 or visit gardenclubstpetersburg.org. On Monday, June 2: Fun with Fabrics (Create a bookmark or notepaper) On Monday, June 16: Yard Art with Hangers and Beads On Monday, June 23: T-shirt Painting (Bring your own tee-shirt to be painted).

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 43 Email your request to News@theGabber.com Ha ve you got a question for your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustCity of Gulfport: Paving Beach Lot Q: What type of material will the city use to pave the beach lot? How will the city measure the impact to Boca Ciega Bay as far as runoff? A: Gulfport staff hasnt decided what the city will use to pave the lot, although currently the staff is investigating alternatives to asphalt (along with the cost-effectiveness of each). City Manager Jim OReilly tells the Gabber the treatment for any contaminant runoff will not change. We do not anticipate additional impact to Boca Ciega Bay than presently exists, OReilly says. Curbs around the parking lot, OReilly says, will channel runoff to swales Meet the Photographer Reception Experience the About Face photography show by Gulfport artist continents on Friday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater Lobby at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport (enter on 26th Ave. S. side). The Art Reception, About Face, places thirty-two pieces of Bagattis work on display. All faces, human and non-human, were taken with Bagatti says, Interestingly, some of those strangers have asked to take my picture. Jude is a Jersey native whos lived most of her life in Florida. Moving to Gulfport from Miami in 2002, she quickly became engaged in the art scene here as an actor, poet, writer, photographer and artists model. She holds BA and JD degrees from the University of Miami; is a Florida-licensed Massage/Reiki therapist since 1984; a Pinellas County Master Gardener, Volunteer and Trail Auxiliary Ranger. An avid environmentalist, hiker, and adventure traveler, she has run seven marathons, is a century cyclist, and has competed in mini-triathlons. Her nature photography book, Fauna, Flora & Fantasy, offers images from anecdotes, essays and poetry. Judes photography is held in private collections and has been shown at numerous venues on both Florida coasts, including Tampas Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Her photographs and published writings have won coveted awards. She still around the world, dreading the day The artist Jude Bagatti will be available to share her worldly wanderings that she has been lucky information, contact 727-893-1118. Display Ad ve rtising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline Tues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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44 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 PASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A Week Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for Sthe 2014 Summer Program began Thursday, May 1 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 19 for 30 children maximum. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for nonresidents. The eight-week program (June 16 to August 8) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, Pre-Camp (June 9 to 13) and PostCamp (August 11 to 15) cost is $77 trips. Preand Post-Camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 727-893-1068 for any questions. Teen Conversational Spanish Now! Are you in grades 6-8 struggling with Spanish? What are you doing this July? How about Basic Beginner Spanish? The Gulfport Recreation Center is offering a two-hour class on Wednesdays starting July 2. Class time is 5 to 7 p.m. Students are able to bring Spanish homework and questions to class. Please call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. or email tutoring@conversationalspanishnow. com for more questions and leave students name and grade level.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 45 From the Desk of Sheriff Bob GualtieriSexual Predator and Offender Tracking Unit The Pinellas County Sheriffs Tracking Unit (S.P.O.T) was created in 2000 in response to the growing number of sexual predators and offenders residing in Pinellas County. The mission of the S.P.O.T. Unit is to be proactive in gathering information on the movement of offenders and predators and to be aggressive in requiring their compliance with the provisions of their probation or supervised release. It is the responsibility of the S.P.O.T. Unit to monitor and track all sexual predators and offenders throughout Pinellas County, as well as career criminal offenders. S.P.O.T. is made up of one Sergeant, eight detectives, one investigative analyst, and one clerk. The detectives divide the county into eight different zones by zip code and they currently monitor over 1,800 offenders throughout the county. S.P.O.T detectives stay up-to-date on current legislation, statutes and laws that pertain to sexual offenders, predators and sex crimes in the state of Florida. The unit tracks offenders throughout the entire county with no jurisdictional boundaries. This allows the detectives to track offenders without duplicating efforts between other agencies which is more timely and effective. S.P.O.T detectives conduct unannounced home visits to the residences of offenders to ensure they are living at their registered addresses and initiate criminal cases against offenders who fail to comply with their sex offender responsibilities or provisions of their probation. During home visits or offender contact, detectives gather information or discuss any problems or concerns the offender may have. S.P.O.T detectives are able to get to know the offenders they track on a personal level and they learn the patterns of their daily lives. With a it provides more consistency and a the comings and goings of offenders. S.P.O.T. detectives making one-onone contact with offenders play a key role in the preventing an offender from possibly re-offending. Three days a week, sexual predators and offenders are able to come to or re-register as part of a state requirement. The majority of offenders are required to register twice a year while residing in the state of Florida. During the registration process, offenders update their address, vehicle, employment and schooling information in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) database. New offenders have their When a sexual predator moves into a new neighborhood the S.P.O.T Unit within the neighborhood. Detectives will also walk the neighborhood and place a bag on each front door handle address, current status and physical description, and a S.P.O.T Unit brochure. Citizens are also able to set up the FDLE website by going to predators or offenders in the area for any address to which you subscribe. offender moves in near your home, on the site, new users can register for an account by entering any address and email address. Registered users can also add additional addresses like to track. With these tools and S.P.OT. Unit, we are leading the way to a safer Pinellas. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar). Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and The schedule is as follows: May 27, Waterway Watch\Trailering Your Boat, June 3, Handling Your Boat, June 10, Your Highway Signs, June 17, Rules of the Nautical Road, June 24, Boating Safety. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846. 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 through May 31 are $40 per child or $65 per family. For more registration information, 360-5508 or visit pagchurch.org.

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46 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. In our last article, the need for periodic legal checkups was examined. The following are some of the legal problems which may be uncovered by a legal checkup: WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING An indicator of good legal health usually includes having a valid will and some basic estate plan. If you don't have a will, your personal and real property may not be distributed in accordance with your desires. In addition, unnecessary expenses and taxes may be incurred and certain family members could possibly inherit your assets contrary to your desires. A trust is another effective estate planning document. A trust allows you to transfer property to your designated heirs utilizing a successor instructions. If you create a trust in a last will and testament, this is called a testamentary trust. Another form of trust is a living trust which is created by written contract. Living trusts are very useful estate planning tools for everyonenot only the very wealthy. A living trust assists in the avoidance of probate and will help in keeping your affairs out of the public record and private. It is critical to review your estate planning documents whenever important changes in your life occur. If you marry, move to a new state, have a child or lose a loved one, an update of your legal documents may be necessary. Also, it is an excellent idea to discuss with your lawyer if your estate plan is keeping pace with the value of your property and is updated to address changes in Florida law and tax laws. Revisions may be made with the drafting of new documents or an amendment to existing documents may be necessary. It is important to never make a change in your old will or trust by writing on or crossing out words or phrases which you want to eliminate as this may invalidate your documents. DIVORCE A lawyer should be consulted if your marriage is ending or you are contemplating ending your marriage. Issues concerning child custody, of the marital property will need to be addressed. If your spouse threatens to harass or harm you, hide marital property or take your children in violation of your visitation or custody rights, a lawyer can assist you in seeking protection against these improper acts of your spouse. 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. 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr. Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surgery luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 47 Life on the Southside: No ComplaintsI grew up in Clearwater. I only got to know the south end of Pinellas County when I moved here 11 years ago. Finding Gulfport was delightful, and Ive belabored that point so often I hesitate to mention it again. Better still was discovering what life was like south of Tyrone people smile more and, all told, its just a nicer place to live. Yall know me; I dont like to complain. And I certainly have no complaints about the way Pinellas County treats us here on the south side. If I had one overarching complaint about life south of Tyrone, which I clearly do not, it would be that living in a city in the south end of Pinellas County means you really understand the unfairness of the whole separate but equal thing, because as so many discovered not that long ago separate can never be equal. Now, Im not one to accuse, but I have heard from a few people that Pinellas County appears to cater to Clearwater, Largo, and every resident north of St. Petersburg while quietly yet steadfastly ignoring services for those of us living an otherwise delightful existence down here on the south side. Im glad I dont have that complaint. Oh, sure, the county with no mobile chemical and electronic collections anywhere south of 22nd Avenue North. Even though onethird of the countys taxpayers live in St. Petersburg (not to mention those of us in fringe cities), the county without telling anyone, including staff at the cities impacted by this decision decided we didnt deserve the same services as its north side residents and stopped scheduling chemical and electronics collections anywhere in south Pinellas. After all, we can drive our hazardous waste to north St. Pete if we really want to obey laws saying we cant throw our chemicals in the trash. It appears the collections held in Gulfport didnt meet an unstated goal of 500 participants, and the ones in south St. Pete werent up to snuff, either. Neither city knew they were falling short of the goals. You can read about how quickly Mayors Kriseman and Henderson have sent Oh, hell no letters elsewhere in this weeks paper. As for my opinion, I have, as I said, no complaints. I certainly dont believe Pinellas County acted unethically. Even though they didnt tell either city they were falling short, or that they were about to pull the collections from areas historically underserved by the county, Im sure they had their reasons. And it certainly is not my opinion they did anything wrong by letting both cities fail some test neither knew it was taking, even if, for the entirety of my tenure working at Pinellas County (which, funnily enough, included promoting the mobile collections), I never heard a peep about goals or participation. Since Im not complaining, I would be remiss, too, in drawing any conclusions about how services are being ceased only in and adjacent to the poorest minority communities in the county. I would also be totally, wholly, and completely wrong to talk about institutionalized racism, because we all know that no longer exists in Florida. It would also be wrong to suggest Pinellas County commissioners have little use for the residents on the south side unless its election time, or that since the muchmaligned Commissioner Norm Roche is the only one who answers emails, hes the only one who actually cares about all the voters. Unnecessary, too, would it be for me to suggest people start looking around at what other services our north Pinellas counterparts get, because Im certain there arent any. And it would be downright excessive of me to suggest people email our geographically elected representatives Charlie Justice (cjustice@pinellascounty.org) and Ken Welch (KWelch@PinellasCounty. org) and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners chairperson, Karen Seel (KSeel@PinellasCounty. org), and call them on what is most certainly not a smack in the face to the cities on the south side as well as a shameful way of denying services offered to everyone but the poorest communities (who may or may not vote regularly in county elections). And of course I wont suggest you read this column online to look for the links to email these leaders directly to express your outrage and disgust with their continued and sustained disdain for treating everyone in the south side like second-class citizens. Because, as I said, I love life on the south side. I have no complaints. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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48 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Attorney/Legal Automotive Service LOOKING TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE?Mobile Electronic Diagnostic Specialist with Scanner, 25+ Years, Will Show You Everything About the History of the Vehicle and More! $35/hr. Doug. 727-505-8346. POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Mention this ad for Gabber discount. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Caregivers QUALITY CARE-For You or Your Loved One. Licensed, Level II Background, 20 Yrs. Experience, CPR, Excellent References. Donna 727954-7316. MALE NURSELive In/Out. Reasonable Rates, Male Preferred. FT/PT. 727-545-5083. Classes/Tutoring GUITAR LESSONSBeginners and Advanced. My studio/Your home. Experienced Instructor of good character. 2nd lesson Free. Sliding scale pricing. 727-347-3555. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD3yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Consistent, Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ($25) Off First Time Cleaning. Gift Certicates Available 727-7430701. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price. Guaranteed Satisfaction 727-481-8138. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE CLEANINGJoey G.s Special Springtime Savings! Commercial/Residential, Building Exteriors (From Houses to Hotels), Pool Decks, Driveways, Sidewalks, and Much More. Lic. & Insured, Excellent References, Free Estimates, Say I Saw It in the Gabber for 10% Discount! Call Joey G., 727-851-1570. Computer Service Cleaning/Housekeeping

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50 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 HARDWOOD EXPERTSMake your Old Floors Look New Again. All Types of Wood Floors. Sand and Finish, Stain. Call for Free Estimate. 727-542-0882. Licensed/Insured #01858. Lawn/Landscape EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. R.S. LAWN CARE SERVICEMowing, Edging, Blowing, Hedge Trimming, Sodding, Complete Lawn Care! Dependable, Licensed/Insured. Senior Discounts. Call 727-565-7353. ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Ofce, 3471123, Licenced & Insured. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.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-Lawn Mowing, etc., Starting at $25, Excellent Workmanship, 727776-1646.NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN CAREMowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured. Senior Discount. 727202-7557. www.jimshepperd.com Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall Repair, Taping, Wall Paper Removal, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates. Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-1088. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 727-641-1888. 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. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Get the Word Out!Call Anne at321-6965Deadline Monday NoontheG a b b e r Clubs, Organizations Story Ideas? ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response. Quality Work at Reasonable Rates. References. Insured/Licensed. #CCC1330056. Call 727277-9502

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 51 Help Wanted NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES Start Immediately, F/T, P/T, Paid Every Friday, Benets Included, www.mcahiringnow.com, 407-245-7318. DRIVERS $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE-Procient Enough at eBay to Put Up an e-Bay Store w/100 Items. Pay Negotiable.727-822-8825. COUNTER HELP WANTED Days/Nights. Bait Shop, Daily Pay. Plus Commission. Must be over 21 and know something about shing. Must Be Able to run Cash Register. Apply in Person. 2445 34th St. So. Ask for Rosa. MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHEDCompany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Current Drivers License Essential. Beach Location. 727-3631074.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. EUROPEAN WOMAN WANTED-To look after elderly couple in St. Pete Beach. Call 727-3672526. HOUSEKEEPER/HOMEMAKERGood Pay. Part Time on Call. References, Background Check and Car a Must! RENT-A-HAND. Lic# 5842. 347-3424. EXPERIENCED HANDYMANWith Truck & Tools, 727-415-0404. Automotive 2005 RED JEEP LIBERTYExcellent Condition, Brand New Tires. 36K, $12,000 727-8660952.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 HANDY DAD NEEDED 1999 Isuzu Rodeo, Low Mileage, Body and Interior in Good Shape, Roof Rack, Great First Car, 727-2789830. Furniture/Appliances STACKABLE WASHER/DRYERKenmore, Large Capacity. Aprox. 2 Years Old. Like New. $450. 352-628-0288 UNIQUE DRESSER/CHEST-Black Entertainment Center, 32 TV, Computer Armoire, Ofce Chair. All Cheap!! 327-5605. 5 DRAWER DRESSER-White, $75. o.b.o. Bamboo Table, Large. Best Offer. 727-03433918. MAYTAG WASHER/DRYER-$175 each or $300 for both. o.b.o. Call 801-494-9632. General CROSBY, STILL & NASH-Ticket, August 9, 7:30. Ruth Eckerd Hall. Seat 11 Row U, Originally $112.25. Selling for $80 o.b.o. Call 727483-3619. WROUGHT IRON TABLE W/4 CHAIRS$75. Wrought Iron Couch, 2 chairs & side table, $100. Scooter w/Seat, $95. Bowex, $75. Treadmill, $175. Jack Lelane Juicer, $35. Singer Sewing Machine, $50. 727-384-6242. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. 2PC. AMMO BOXES-(50 Rounds) $2. each or 3 for $5. For these Calibers: 41 & 44 MAG, 44 SPEC. & APC. 10MM, 45 Auto Rim & Long Colt. 42 boxes left. Call 727-381-3743. 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. 2011 MR. POOL SWIMMING POOL18 round, 4 deep, w/ladder & new pump. $700 o.b.o. 727-776-9739. TORO 22 RECYCLER-Self Propelled mower. Rear Bagger. Has Never Used Ethanol Gas. Well Maintained. $100 o.b.o. 727-776-6040. ANTIQUE ARMOIREArt Deco design, mirror, drawer & cedar lined, $125. (2) 50s style decorative glass lights, $50/pair. (3) Shaker chairs, $25/Each. o.b.o. everything. 727-3233200. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals TOY POODLES Happy, Healthy, Apricot and Black, Male and Female, Born 3/25/14, 8 Weeks, Pure Bred, $400 Each, 727-3817082. 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 25, 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. Semi Trailer. 1JJV532Y6TL297443. 2002 Pontiac Montana VIN#1GMDUO3E82D233130 Business Opportunity HOMEMADE ICE CREAM STORE Newly constructed, very busy store and strip mall area, next to Subway, Metro, Barber Shop. Dipping & soft serve, low monthly rent. Only one in area. New owner has to move on. Asking $77,000 o.b.o. 727-215-4806. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive Marine

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52 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 MAYTAG WASHER/DRYER-$175 each or $300 for both. o.b.o. Call 801-494-9632. COLLECTIBLES / HOUSEHOLDS5230 1st Ave. North. Sat. Only! Plus... 100s of succulents. 5-stained glass grinders, Art Books, Tools, Garden Items, Costume Jewelry, Manacins and more! PLEASE give time to setup. 9am-2. 6290 17TH AVE. N. -Sat. 8a.m. Furniture, Tools, Household, Clothes. RAIN OR SHINE!-3 Family Sale, 2007 53rd St. S. Saturday, May 24. 8-Noon. Upright freezer, antique furniture, collectibles, tools, clothing, jewelry & many other items. MOVING SALE18 Years of Stuff! Saturday, 8-1pm. 6237 13th Ave. S. Furniture, Tools, Houseware, More! Get it Before Its Gone!!! MOVING SALE-Friday, Saturday & Sun. 9-5p.m. 5314 Tangerine Ave. S. Gulfport. Refrigerator, Livingroom Set, Lots of Tools, Christmas Items. Etc. Etc. Etc. Lost & Found FOUND MULTIPLE KEYSClaim at Gulfport Rec. Ctr., 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be answered even if you dont believe. T.A.B. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be answered even if you dont believe. M.B. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. 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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 53 S. PASADENA LARGE RENOVATEDCondo, 2BR/2BA, PlusSunroom, Quiet, Near Beach, Shopping, Schools. $900/mo. 727-360-3735 TOWN SHORES CHATHAM1BR/1BA 55+, $785/Mo. Annual, Security. Free cable, gas, water. Available 7/1. Non-Smoking, Small Pet OK. References. 727-343-4930, 5020 5TH AVE. N.July 1st. Nice 3BR, +Den, Xlarge screened patio, fenced yard. Section 8. $1,100/Mo. Public Welcome. 727-347-3555. ST. PETE BEACH-1BR Duplex,$795/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Porch, Great Location (69th Ave./Sunset Way) Beach, Shops, Library, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. A DREAM RENTAL...ONLY $1200/MO.Furnished 2/2 heavenly waterview. Excellent condition, recently updated, recreational facilities, pool, and many other amenities. 727-2027784. GULFPORT HOUSE-2BR/1BA. Very Clean, Tile Floors, Freshly Painted, Near Marina, All Appliances. Nice Backyard and garage storage. Quiet Area. $975/Mo. 1st/Security Call 305-970-6810. 2BR/1BA APARTMENT-Central H/A, Remodeled, large deck, carport, storage shed. No Section 8. $795/mo. plus security. Call Ken at 727-417-1462. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $620/Mo includes water/maintenance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694. BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT St. Pete Beach, 2BR/2BA with Two Water Views Right on the Beach, Pool, Gym, Hospitality Room, $1800/ mo, Call Jeri, 727-374-3092. CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena. Bay View. 5th oor. 2BR/2BA, Open Granite Kitchen, Newer Appliances, New W/D, Wood/Tile Floors. New Carpeted Bedrooms, New Bathroom Vanities/Ceiling Fans. Hurricane Shutters. $1200/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Yearly. Available 1st Week of June. 727-543-6761 Ed. 1019 58TH ST. S. GULFPORT-3BR/2BA, 1145Sqft. Washer/Dryer Hook-up, $1,000/Mo. plus $1,000/Sec. 902-4076. PASADENA 2BR HOUSE-$850/Mo. Enclosed yard. Ceramic oors, Central Location Close to Beach. (2nd Ave. S./66th St.). Free parking lot. 727-459-4579. MOBILE HOME ON WATER-Bay Pines Area. 2BR/1-1.5BA, 55+ Park,. Your Own Private Dock for Fishing or Tie Up your Boat. $800/ Mo. Service/Companion Pets Okay. 727-5268432. 55+ CONDO 1BR/1BA-All New Carpet, Paint, Kitchen, Bath. Enclosed Porch, Pond View. Extra Nice. $725/Mo. Yearly Only. HELENES REALTY, INC. 727-410-7076. New Listings Welcome! 2 BLOCKS FROM STETSON2BR/2BA, Large Backyard, Hardwood Floors, C/H/A, Remoleled Bath, W/D, $825/Mo. Students Wecome, Pet Friendly, Call 631-816-6166. CHARMING HOUSE-2BR/1BA, Wood Floors, Large Garden. $1,025/mo. Includes Water. Call 727-667-4217 for Appointment to View. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE!!2BR/2BA, Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Family Room, Fenced, Work Shed! Yearly Rental. THE SUN TEAM, 727-345-0099. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, $610/Mo includes water, maintenance. No Dogs. 727345-7036. Furnished Rentals 2BR/2BA BAY ISLANDAwesome Bay Views w/Balcony, gated 55+, pools, gym, clubhouse, $1200/Mo. & Electric, Available June 1-Dec 31, 2014. 610-914-3234. Accommodations to Share ROOMMATE WANTEDprefer male. Separate Bedroom and bath. Have Pool. 727-5455083. Real Estate Wanted SHORT TERM RENTAL-Pet Friendly, Gulfport Area, Feb. 21-March 7, 2015. 765-396-9115. Leave Message. Real Estate for Sale BOCA CIEGA BAY MHP55+, Furnished, dbl wide: 2/BR/1.5BA, lanai, carport. New: A/C, gas stove top, washer/dryer, tented 2013. Pet friendly. Call Pat @ 203, 909-2722. $32K. WEST SHORE VILLAGEA beautifully landscaped all ages community adjoining Clam Bayou. Great recreational amenities. Spacious light and bright 2BR/2BA+den/study condominium. Attractive wood laminate oors, washer & dryer, 1 car attached garage. Attactive furnishings included. $108,950. Tony Branch, EARNEST REALTY, INC. 727-460-7887. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

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54 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. Priced reduced to $195,000. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-418-7272. 3801 15TH AVE. S.-1BR (possibly 2). Garage. $20,000. Needs Repairs. Will Sell for Land Contract for $5000 Down. 727-360-8870. CHARMING BUNGALOW4320 3rd Ave. N. $78,500. 2BR + Den, Hardwood Floors, New Windows. Drive By-Call 727-347-3555. INVESTMENT GULFPORT DUPLEXBy Owner. $109K, 2-2BR/1BA, Interior Completely Remodeled, Both Sides, 1-Year Lease in Place. Call 727-210-5508 AnnieT@realtor.com Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale

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No. 2362 May 22 May 28, 2014 Gulfport Police to Bike Riders: Lock Your Bike Since January, bike thieves have claimed 70 bikes inside Gulfport city limits, an increase of 20 over the same time frame last year. Lieutenant Josh Stone has an easy solution: Lock your bike. The biggest thing people can do is lock their bikes, Stone says. Its such an easy crime to commit. Its that old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Registering a bike with the Gulfport Police will help police return the bike to its rightful owner should it get stolen, Stone adds. Saturday, May 17, at the See Bikes, page 6 Gulfport Police Lieutenant Josh Stone recorded the serial numbers of 12 bicycles during the free registration at the Junk in the Trunk event. Pigeons Swoop in to Library Chinese Owl. Fantail. Starling. To some people, theyre just pigeons, but to Bill Burnside, theyre so much more. Monday afternoon, he shared his knowledge with about 20 kids and almost as many adults at the Gulfport Public Librarys Science Club. Burnside, a pigeon handler who travels around the state to educate people about pigeons, gave each See Pigeons, page 8 County Halts Collections in South PinellasBy Cathy Salustri Although Pinellas County historically collected electronics and chemicals at an annual Saturday collection in Gulfport, earlier this year a solid waste representative told community group the Gulfport Neighbors it would no longer collect south of 22nd Avenue North. An email from county staff explained that Gulfport did not meet a goal of 500 participants. Gulfport Public Works Director Don Sopak tells the Gabber these goals when the Gabber asked about them. Because of the countys decision, Gulfport Public Works abetted by the Gulfport Neighbors has stepped up. At the Saturday, May 17 Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck, (JITT) event, staff and volunteers at the 49th Street Gulfport Neighborhood Center collected not only almost See Collections, page 2Cailey Klasson holds a pigeon while curious kids such as Wesley Collette, 4, of St. Petersburg, pet it.

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2 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Collections, from front page10 tons of bulk trash, they also collected eight pallets of unwanted electronics. The city brought the bulk waste to the Pinellas County Wasteto-Energy facility, where Gulfport paid just under $400 to dispose of it. The county will incinerate the trash and sell the energy generated back to Duke Energy. As for the electronics, the city paid Creative Recycling to repurpose, recycle or properly dispose of the electronics. Creative Recycling charged Gulfport roughly $300 to take the unwanted televisions, VCRs and computers, according to Sopak. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Gabber they had no knowledge of any participant goals from the county. Mayor Kriseman, along with Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson, expressed displeasure with letters to the commission. The greater the distance between residents and mobile collection events, Henderson wrote, the less likely residents are to participate due to the time expense of convenience factor. Kriseman addressed complaints from South Pinellas residents that the county focuses more on its northern residents. St. Petersburg is home to many unique, culturally rich, and historically wrote in a letter to the editor in the Gabber this week. These neighborhoods deserve the full support of city hall, Kriseman said in an interview earlier this week. On behalf of residents in South Pinellas St. Petersburg as well as Gulfport and our neighbors in the beach communities I have serious concerns about those collections being removed, he said. According to representatives and Gulfport Public Works, the county told neither Gulfport nor St. Petersburg it intended to halt collections in south Pinellas. The county does offer Haz-toGo trailers for collections; these trailers can handle no more than 100 participants and only take place during business hours. On February 24, the Gabber emailed Pinellas County Commissioners Norm Roche and Charlie Justice about the countys plans to halt the collections. Roche responded within 24 hours. Roche who, prior to his election as commissioner, worked as a public relations specialist for Pinellas County Utilities, which included Solid Waste assured the Gabber he would look into the issue and give it priority status in the county system. Justice responded on May 15 after the Gabber posted on the Gulfport Ideas and Opinions Facebook group that he had not responded. He sent the Gabber a text from Pinellas County Solid Waste explaining the collection events in Gulfport were not the best use of county resources. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. 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.

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4 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Support Gulfport Little League Cookout Join Gulfport Little League on Sunday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at Lum Atkinson Field, 1820 55th St. S., Gulfport, for their Memorial Day Cookout and alumni softball game. The kids play at 5 p.m. Adults (coaches and players 18+) play at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer! Memorial Holiday Affects Trash Pickup Some St. Petersburg city facilities will be closed to the public on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. During the holiday week of May 26 through 30, residential trash collections normally on Monday will be made on Tuesday, and Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday collections remain the same. In observance of Memorial Day, St. Petersburg city government facilities closed to the public on Monday, May 26 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, the St. Petersburg Greenhouse (formerly the Business Assistance Center), City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, the Coliseum, Enoch Davis Center, Jamestown ApartmentsJones Neighborhood Center, public libraries, Mahaffey Theater Center for the Arts, recreation centers, Sunshine Center and Sunken These city facilities will be open to the public on Monday, May 26: City Golf Courses (Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links & Twin Brooks); Municipal beach concession stand (Treasure Island); Municipal Marina Ships Store; North Shore Aquatic Complex and eight neighborhood pools; Sanitation Department Brush Sites; and Sunken Gardens attraction. For a complete listing of closings online, visit stpete.org/holidays and stpete.org/sanitation/residential_ collection/holiday_schedule.asp. For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. For dial 9-1-1.

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6 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Bikes, from front pageGulfport Neighbors quarterly Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck (JITT) event at the Gulfport 49th Street Neighborhood Center, the Gulfport Police registered 12 bikes. bicycle, they hold it for three months. If they havent located the owner at the end of three months, the police either donate it to charity or auction it to the highest bidder at GovDeals. com. Last year the bulk of unclaimed bikes went to Boy Scouts and the American Legion, Stone says. The Gulfport Police register a bike from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. While the police registered bikes for free at the JITT event, they do charge a quarter at the police station. In addition to the free bike registrations, police gave away 29 bike helmets for kids and adults. The Suncoast Epilepsy Association sent a representative to help properly Gulfport Chief of Police, Rob Vincent were all on hand for Coffee With a Cop. Little Tommies Tiki provided cinnamon rolls; McDonalds provided coffee. Hop on the Gulfport Rays Trolley Promotional tickets for the June 19 Rays home game are available at the Gulfport Casino. A $25 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 June 19 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 tickets are on sale at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. For ticket information, contact 727-893-1070.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 7 Post #305 Observes Memorial Day Post #305, 6999 Gulf Blvd. in Saint Pete Beach, will have a Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at 12 p.m. Guest speakers will be Commissioner Dr. Terri Finnerty and Father Mac MacDonald, retired chaplain from Viet Nam. Public is invited. Large Dog Park Closes for Maintenance The large dog park in Gulfport is closed from Monday, May 26 through Friday, June 6 for general maintenance. Large dogs will use the small dog park on Tuesday and Thursday while small dogs will have the Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule. The Large Dog Park will reopen on Friday, June 6 at 9 a.m. Please contact Tim Connor at 727893-1092 if you have any questions. Get Your Free Vessel Safety Check The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free vessel safety checks on May 23 and 24 starting at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S. in Gulfport. Owners of all types of boats are welcome. Trailed boats will be inspected before launching to allow others to launch their boats and not tie up the boat ramp. There will be a boating safety table set up with free materials for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard Auxiliary always reminds boaters to wear a life jacket and take a safe boating course. They offer an eight-hour About Boating Safely (ABS) program which is taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Call 727399-7986 or 727-743-1652. Get Your Poppies and Support Veterans Each year thousands of poppies are distributed throughout America in honor of Memorial Day. This year the Juniors from American Legion Auxiliary Unit #125 will be distributing poppies outside of the Walmart Neighborhood Store located at 6850 Gulfport Blvd. S., South Pasadena, on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and show your support for the troops and receive a poppy from one of the Junior Auxiliary members. Donations are acceptable with 100% of all donations going directly to the veterans. Ice Cream Social Cool off this summer with your Senior Center friends and build your own ice cream sundae at the Gulfport Senior Center Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 4 at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Humana. Tickets are on sale now for only $3 each. Advance ticket sales only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Call 727-893-5657.

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8 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Pigeons, from front pageof the 18 kids in attendance a pigeon band, usually found around a birds leg. He taught everyone how to read a pigeon band so that if they found a banded pigeon they would know whom to contact. Science Club members also had the chance to pet one of the 15 unusually plumed birds. The club welcomes grade school students, although younger and older attendees often drop in as well, says Cailey Kalsson, the Gulfport youth librarian. It is free to everyone, although this summer the sciencethemed reading program will take its place. The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library has funded the summer reading program, Klasson says. The library will kick off its summer reading program at 3 p.m. on June 9. Mad Science will be there for the kickoff with hands-on, kids-safe experiments. Call 727-893-1133 for more information. St. Pete Beach Reschedules Workshop The Community Development department has rescheduled its workshop scheduled for May 21 in order to collect more information from residents. The intent of the Passa-Grille Pathway to the Future Project is to come up with a plan for the Pass-a-Grille Historic District that protects its architectural and historic integrity while shaping its future. A large part of the discussion will be design standards. A walkabout and one public meeting were held, but city staff believes there is opportunity to gather more information from the community. A Community Design Fair will be held in the City Commission Chambers May 29 and 30, with poster boards set up for residents to walk through and leave comments on. Kick-off introduction will be at 9 a.m. both days. Visit stpetebeach.org/ for more information. Lakewood United Offers Outdoor Market Lakewood United Church of Christ has launched The Skyway Community Market. This is an outdoor market featuring reasonably priced fresh produce, food, food products, plants, and crafts to be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the hopes of continuing year round. In addition to offering these items for sale, the hope is that the market will create a gathering space for neighbors to get to know each other, build community, and have a good time in a safe environment. The Skyway Community Market will be held in the shade on the grounds of Lakewood United Church of Christ at 2601 54th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. The market is free and open to the public. Call 727-867-7961 or visit lakewooducc.org. Additional vendors are also welcome!

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 9 Deadline Nears for Police Academy The Gulfport Police Department will conduct its 14th annual Citizens Police Academy June 19 through August 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants are offered the opportunity to learn and police services to the citizens of Gulfport. Classroom instruction and various aspects of law enforcement to include: community policing, emergency vehicle operations, Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background investigation. Class size is limited to 12 with preference given to Gulfport residents. To request an application, please call Claire Bousman at 727893-1049. The application deadline is May 30. Online applications are available at gulfportpolice.com/ citizens_academy_application.pdf. 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 are The American Red Cross, Gulfports Community Emergency Response Team, Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Community Development Department, Home Depot, Lowes, Morgan Exteriors, PSTA, Quick Shutter, Solar Energy Systems, The Florida Green Energy Works, Whitco Insurance and Window Film Specialist. 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.New to Medicare? Are you new to Medicare? Do you have questions about your choice for and Steven Reiser at the Gulfport Senior Center on Monday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. for an informational seminar to answer your questions. 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.

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10 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Letters Remove the Derelict Houses Dear Editor: I started an investigation of the Chronic Nuisance Properties in Gulfport when an abandoned house, located right across the street from my house, had several broken windows. I forwarded that information to the city and they responded by boarding up the broken windows. I researched how other cities treated derelict and abandoned properties and came across Madeira Beachs Ordinance #2012-09 which gave their city the opportunity to remove any long-term abandoned or derelict house at the owners expense. On Feb. 14, 2013 I submitted a letter to the City of Gulfport indicating my concerns. I also submitted copies of the Madeira Beachs ordinance #2012-09. Our city manager indicated that we have enough ordinances to take care of Chronic Nuisance Properties. Several months later, I was trucks outside my bedroom window. I looked out to see the derelict house I want to see the derelict houses removed from the city. The derelict houses are an open invitation to arsonists to create havoc. If a new ordinance is not required then the city should be implementing the processes now to eliminate the derelict houses in our city. We moved to the Gulfport area in 1993. We observed four cars parked in front of a house and two of the cars were up on jack stands. Twenty-one years later the same four cars are still there. The city came up with an ordinance which mandated that the cars should be covered. If a person wants to work on a car for 21 years I dont have a problem with that, Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to publisher@thegabber.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. as long as they keep the cars in a garage. The city indicates they dont have an ordinance to cover the number of cars you want to place on your front lawn. As long as the City of Gulfport permits this type of residential land usage then there is no chance for us to grow and change our image. Come on people! Is that the type of environment you want to live in? I love our city and I want the best for the people who live here. It is time to get our act together and all become better neighbors. It is time to clean up the city and get rid of the garbage that we all have to live with.Lawrence Burke Editors note: this letter was edited for length. Read the full letter at thegabber.com. Mobile Collection of Electronics, etc. Dear Editor: During my time in public service, I have talked a lot about the neighborhoods of St. Petersburg. The Sunshine City is home to many unique, culturally neighborhoods. These neighborhoods deserve the full support of city hall. I have also discussed the importance of working with my colleagues Mayor Buckhorn in Tampa, Mayor Cretekos in Clearwater, and Mayor Henderson in Gulfport, and many other leaders and decision makers around the region. When the neighborhoods surrounding St. Petersburg thrive, we thrive as well. Last month, city staff brought to my attention the lack of mobile collections of household electronics and chemicals south of 22nd Avenue North. This issue was brought to my staff by concerned residents of the City of Gulfport. These collections are a function of Pinellas County government. After reviewing the 2014 Household Electronics and Chemical Collections Center called HEC3 mobile collection schedule, I wrote a letter to Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, her Commission colleagues, and Mark Woodard, the interim county administrator. These collections are an important service that Pinellas County provides in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Waste to Energy Facility. I have serious concerns about those collections being removed from the many residents of South Pinellas in St. Petersburg as well as Gulfport and our neighbors in the beach communities. There are serious concerns that the potentially hazardous items normally collected at these events will enter the general waste stream, and that's not good for any of us, no matter our city, no matter our neighborhood. The greater the distance between residents and mobile collection events, the less likely residents are to participate due to the time expense and convenience factor. In my letter to Commissioner Seel, I requested that the county provide at least one central HEC3 mobile collection event south of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. That will encourage resident participation from residents of southern St. Petersburg, as well as Gulfport, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island. I further requested that the event be included in the HEC3 mobile collections schedule for 2015, and sustained for a minimum discern if public participation I am hopeful that our County Commission will review our request, and once again provide this important service to the citizens of south Pinellas.St. Petersburg Mayor Rick KrisemanFood for Thought Dear Editor: Once again Hard Candy has given us food for thought, no pun intended. However, I think

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 11 that ship has sailed. Pickers have been exploited for decades, since the '30s at least. Anti-union, the lettuce thing a few years ago, and now this Coalition for fair food thing. Pickers haven't fared too well over the years; it's all the "bottom line." Cathy mentioned stores that take her back to the Mr. Jenkins days. She's on the organic food kick and all want food that's not dangerous to eat. Now, how does all this help the pickers exactly? Certain chemicals sprayed onto vegetables are carcinogenic; their only purpose is to make the food look pretty and have a longer shelf life. Cathy, do your stores have pretty fruits and veggies? Just asking.Stan Kreuter, from the Gabber's "Gulfport Ideas and Opinions" Facebook groupLetters (cont.)

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12 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Rockin Memorial Weekend in TI Bands on the Sand 6 in Treasure Island this year is jam-packed with all-stars and A-listers from the Tampa Bay music scene, including a one-of-a-kind Saturday night show from the Rev. Funky Ds Home Team Family Orchestra and Sunday night headliners Come Back Alice. The famed Memorial Day Weekend beach concert, now in its sixth year, is set for Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, on Treasure Islands festivalsized beach. Music, food and drink The powerhouse combination of so many headliner-quality acts, a let the good times roll audience, and the laid-back atmosphere of our gulf front community, make Bands on the Sand the only place to be on Memorial Day Weekend, said Cathy Hayduke, Treasure Islands Parks & Recreation Director. keys, thumpin bass and monster drums winding thru every music genre, the Rev. Funky D brings the top players of Tampa Bays jamband scene to Treasure Island Saturday night at 6:30 for a non-stop, one-ofa-kind, two-and-a-half-hour jam, featuring members of Cope, Green Sunshine, Applebutter Express, Shoeless Soul, Urban Gypsies, and Seratonic. At 4:30 p.m., the all-out party revolution known as Green Sunshine takes the stage and Bonnaroo veterans and ukulele funksters Applebutter Express play at 3 p.m. Saturdays music starts at 1:45 p.m. with space-punksters Displace. Headlining at 7 p.m. on Sunday is arguably the hottest band in Tampa Bay right now, Come Back Alice, with soulful vocals, melodic guitars, baroque style violin and funky bass & drums. Holey Miss Moley, a quintet dripping in jazz, funk, rock and blues with a touch of reggae and ska thrown in for good measure, smokes the beach at 5:15 p.m. Have Gun, Will Travel, Floridas multiple Best of the Bay-winning Americana makers, play at 3:30 p.m. Opening Sunday at 1:45 p.m. are Free Range Roosters, playing acoustic Americana, blues, Gypsy jazz, and Cracker folk with attitude. Bands on the Sand rocks the beach at 104th and Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. The annual festival, produced by the City of Treasure Island Parks & Recreation Department, also includes dozens of display at 8:50 p.m. on May 24, and plenty of food and drink. For more info, call 727-547-4575 ext. 237, or visit mytreasureisland.com. Save Our Strays Seeks Foster Families Save Our Strays needs help immediately to temporarily care for kittens and senior felines in need. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonrehoming abandoned cats and kittens. With no shelter facility, it relies on individuals to take on the role of a foster parent for one or more kitties. Can you temporarily help foster one cat or a litter of kittens for Save Our Strays? Foster applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. If you are interested and willing to aid adult cats or kittens in need, call 727 871-0888. They are currently unable to accept any more kittens without community support.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 13 Class of 2014 Set to Walk The Pinellas County School District is poised to celebrate an estimated 6,500 members of the Class of 2014 as graduation season gets under way Monday, June 2. Visit pcsb. org/graduation for the graduation schedule and information about each high schools valedictorian and salutatorian. For graduation story ideas, contact Demorris Lee in the at 727-588-6575. Third Annual Gulfport AquamaniaBy Bob Newcomb On Saturday, June 7, the Aquamania Festival once again takes over Gulfport Beach with a variety of events suitable for all ages. Wear swimsuits because everyone is going to get wet! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can indulge in all types of beach activities. Featured will be an 18 hole Gulfport Beach Golf Game, a hilarious Recycled Boat Regatta, Dress Your Rubber Duck contest, Rubber Ducky Race, the ever-popular Dunk Tank, kayak races and more. Much more! Throughout the day there will be artisans, craftsmen and vendors of food and merchandise, plus activities and games for the kids. Fine restaurants, bars, and specialty shops surround the beach in Gulfport, and will be open before and after the festival, so plan to spend the day. Free parking will be available at the beach, on Beach Boulevard and at designated locations nearby. The Gulfport trolley will be running;,providing rides to the beach, at no charge, as well. Complete information about events, schedules, registration and instructions for participation in the Recycle Regatta and other games is available on Facebook under Aquamania Beach Festival (third annual). Information, rubber ducks, and golf score cards are available in advance at the Beach Bazaar. Stand up paddle boards and kayak rentals will be available all day or just for the races, your choice! Aquamania is sponsored by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, co-sponsored and supported by the Gulfport Merchants Association, City of Gulfport, Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Gulfport Historical Society, Seabreeze Manor Bed & Breakfast and Kayak Nature Adventures. The festival is a production of SIK Productions, Inc. Have Some Pasta, Send the Kids to Camp YNOT Youth Outreach is raising money to send their teens in need to camp this coming summer. This Saturday, May 24, they will be hosting a spaghetti dinner to send these amazing teens to this life changing retreat. The location of the spaghetti dinner is as follows: Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000 55th St. S., Gulfport, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost per meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal and support an excellent cause at the same time!

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14 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Join the Senior Solos Senior Solos invites all singles age 55 and up to join them for their June activities. At 1 p.m. on June 4 they will gather for lunch at the Parkside Caf, 8180 49th St. N. in Pinellas Park. On June 9 at 1:30 p.m. you can Center, 7625 59th St. N., Pinellas Park, for their monthly general meeting and potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and $2 or no dish and $5. This month they will have a White Elephant sale. Bring your unwanted items for auction and check out what else is there for the bidding.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 15 Deadline Nears for Ranger Program High school students who yearn to learn about the environment and earn Bright Futures volunteer hours can check out the Ranger Naturalist Program at Weedon Island Preserve. The program runs June 13 through August 8 and introduces high school students to the wonders of Weedon Island in St. Petersburg. Students will be scheduled to volunteer at Weedon Island Preserve from 12 to 16 hours per week. The program days are set for Thursdays and Fridays, with some Saturday commitments required. The program will not be held the week of Independence Day. All volunteers will be trained to assist guests that are visiting the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center and trails, as well as develop individual projects that support the mission of the center. Applications for the program must be received by Friday, May 30, and acceptance into the program by Friday, June 6. To register for the program or to get more information, visit rangernaturalist2014.eventbrite. com or contact Libby Carnahan at lcarnahan@pinellascounty.org or 727-453-6522.A Night of Fashion United for Christ Freewill Church will be having A Night of Fashion at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. This Fashion Show will have models from the ages of 5 to 65 showing you clothing that will leave you in awe! There will also be a, silent auction with a variety of items donated by local businesses. All proceeds will go to United for Christ Churchs building fund. If you are a local business and would like to participate, please contact Kadell Ford at 727-6878400 or 727-258-4993 for more information. Tickets are $15 and will also be available for purchase in advance at the Gulfport Casino at 5501 Shore Blvd. S.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 17 Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Bring the family and get signed up for the Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. Theyre hosting a mad scientist party because they are be part of the exciting experiments and read some great books! For more information contact Cailey Klasson, Youth Librarian, at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727892-1133. Public Meeting on Beach Nourishment Pinellas County Coastal Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting to provide information about an upcoming beach nourishment project on Treasure Island and Long Key (St. Pete Beach). The meeting takes place Tuesday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at Treasure Island City Hall, located at 120 108th Ave. The beach nourishment project is tentatively set to place sand on select beaches from July through September, starting with Sunshine Beach, and followed by Sunset Beach, Upham Beach and Pass-AGrille Beach. An estimated total of 555,000 cubic yards of sand will be used for the project. The active beach construction areas will extend about 500 to 800 feet in length and will be closed to the public. Sand ramps over pipes will provide safe access for visitors to the shoreline north and south of active work areas. Beach nourishment helps to preserve Pinellas County beaches, which are important for storm protection, tourism and nesting sea turtles and shorebirds. For more information about beach nourishment in the county, and for updates on this project, visit pinellascounty.org/environment/ coastalMngmt/nourishment.htm.

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18 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 This Weeks Solution The City of Gulfport Celebrates Flag Day Flag Day commemorates the 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. To the original members of the Continental Congress, red stood for hardiness and valor, white for purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance, perseverance This special and moving event is held Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park on the corner of 54th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. This event is free and open to the public. The City of Gulfport and the American Legion Post 125 will host a very moving Flag Day ceremony by proper ceremonial burn. Ward 4 Councilmember Fridovich will perform opening ceremonies and Vice Mayor Christine Brown will close this special event. Special guest vocalist and former Broadway singer and author Victor Helou will perform. For more information, please contact City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist Gail Biron at 727893-1118.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 19 The Gabs At Gulfports quarterly Junk in the Trunk event at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, we asked participants what else they might have done with their items.David Michaels, stuff: Tossed it out. Robert Martin, electronics and toys : Just would have thrown it away. Geno Sviderskas, couches and tires: I would put them under a tree and let nature take care of it. Phil OHanlon, a chair: Probably Goodwill.

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20 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, they invite you to visit one of their Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:3010:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Trinity Church Offers Anyone 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 will provide free transportation within the local area. They are a small church with bible based teaching for adults and kids. Please call 727656-6209 for more information.

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24 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustCity of St. Pete Beach: Evacuation Re-entry Q: How does one get a hurricane re-entry permit so they can get back to the home or business after a hurricane? A: To expedite returning to your home after an evacuation, head to either the St. Pete Beach Fire Department administration building (7301 Gulf Boulevard; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday) or the Building Department (155 Corey Avenue; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through hurricane re-entry permit. These hang tags will allow St. Pete Beach residents, caregivers for St. Pete Beach residents, and businesses re-entry to St. Pete Beach after an evacuation. Residents with the re-entry hang tag pass will get priority access to their area of the city after emergency crews have searched the area and made it as safe as possible. Residents are encouraged to acquire their tag before a threat is immediate, the citys website explains. For more information on preparing for hurricane season, visit StPeteBeach.org and click on City Departments, then select Fire Department from the drop-down menu. From there, look for the Hurricane Awareness link. Shelter Seeks Teen Volunteers Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking responsible teen volunteers to help leader volunteers with dog walking. Teens must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and must commit to 12 hours per week at the shelter. The eight-week program will begin on Monday, June 9, and end on Saturday, August 9. Students can download an online application at the Pinellas County Animal Services website at pinellascounty.org/animalservices/ volunteer.htm or complete the application at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Space in the program is limited. Applications must be received by Saturday, May 31. Orientation training is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, and dog walking training with a lead volunteer is scheduled for Thursday, May 29. The program requires a commitment of 12 hours per week for three days a week. Morning and afternoon four-hour shifts are available Monday through Friday. Saturday shifts are available in the mornings only as the shelter closes early. Call 727-582-2675 or animalvolunteers@pinellascounty. org.

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26 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 By Holiday Mathis The new moon in Gemini on Wednesday the 28th sparks ideas and conversations. Keep talking, and dont be too quick to take things to the next level. Seeing that hes headed down a dead-end street, Mercury slams on the brakes so he can better handle an upcoming change of direction. The retrograde starts on June 7, but it will be felt as early as Thursday, with Mercury screeching through Cancer. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Vulnerability and weakness are not optional. They are a part of daily existence -a part that most people are trying to cover up as they go about their business. If instead of hiding your fear you let people know about it, they will connect with, help and love you. Friday is your chance to let your hair down with good friends. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Two positions will be available to you this week. One will be an easy position in the crowd; your job will be to point out how the doer of deeds could have done them better. The other will be in the arena, learning through action. Youll get tired and dirty with that last one, but youll never regret it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The project laid before you this week will be a doozy. If you agree to it, a nice hunk of your life will need to be devoted to it. Do not dive in. Consider this back and ask, Is this really the right endeavor for me? Your best advisers will be water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your energy and intensity level is highest early in the week. Monday through Wednesday, change it up and aim to make daily life special. On Friday and Saturday, the mood shifts, and its better to stop trying so hard and do what comes naturally, even if that means relaxing and doing very little. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You and a loved one may disagree about the big picture, and this is the time to work it out. Dialogue about how you see things now and how you want to see them. And while youre at it, talk about the emotions youd like to feel more of, too. Wednesday brings a small agreement you can build on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The theme this week is that victory only goes to those who endure the game. Stay in and keep playing hard. On Thursday, your intuition may lead you in a direction contrary to common sense. If the involved risks are relatively low, go along for the ride -youll love the odd bit of good fortune that follows this whimsy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This week shows you heavily into your research, an investigation and/ or a process of analysis. You may never really get to the bottom of this, but youll learn enough to advance to the next level -a very satisfying accomplishment, indeed. Also, consider paying for formal training. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Nothing about your future often to remind yourself that you are creating outcomes in each moment. Wednesday and Thursday present a prime moment for putting relationship issues on the table, working out new deals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll be gathering your courage. A and cheer while illuminating new options for you. How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being. Otherwise, we all remain too PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Its like youre trying to park your car in a tight spot. Just because you can make it work doesnt mean you should. Your comfort level matters, too. Maybe the better spots -the ones that afford more ease and space around them -are farther inconvenience. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Its almost odd the way a good nights sleep can seem to totally change your mind about something. The project that was stressful and confusing yesterday now seems manageable and maybe even exciting. Youll get three obstacles out of the way by Tuesday afternoon, and its fullsteam ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You dont need to have all of the answers, especially since you have a number of wise friends and family members to call on. This isnt a game in which you only get three life lines. Talk to as many people as you need to this week to get a full picture. People love sharing with you, and you listen and apply it all effectively. This Week's Birthdays: This year is like a party on the rooftop of life: Your perspective on high provides a month shows you in the company of attractive new friends in rather glamorous settings. June is your chance for a promotion. Youll be spending time with people of a different age in August. September is for dreaming and gathering information. October brings investment. Later you could publish a book or be part of a production. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 27 Music & DancingTues/Thurs7-10pmKaraokeFriday Night Saturday NightSouthern Nights We H ave Pull Ta bs Se rv ing L unch! T ue/T hu/F ri Complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa$5.00BREAKFAST BUFFET8:30am-11:00am SUNDAY BREAKFAST All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti,Salad, Garlic Toast$6.00S.A.L. DinnerSaturday, May 24, 4:30~6:30pmCountry Pork Ribs, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Veggies, Roll/Butter, Dessert ~ $8.50White Fish Baked w/ Wine Sauce or Battered, French Fries, Slaw, Roll/Butter, Dessert ~ $7.75~ or ~ Friday, May 23, 4:30~6:30pm Ne xt Blood Bank 6/1 347-6085 Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m. Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. CLUB HOURS: ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th Avenue SouthAMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION Swing into Summer Tennis Party Kids of all ages are invited to come out and celebrate the end of the school year and the newly resurfaced courts at this years Swing into Summer Tennis Party on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lazarillo Park. They will provide snack, refreshments, equipment and a lot of tennis fun! Proper tennis attire and sunscreen are recommended. Lazarillo Park is located at 224 DeBazen Ave., just east of the Loews Don CeSar. For more information contact the St. Pete Beach Recreation Department at 727-363-9245. Coffee Club Dont miss out. Youre invited to join the coffee club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th month at 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 advisor, 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, call the Event line at 727-893-5657. Meet the Artists at Suntan Art Center Suntan Art Center will feature two individual artists, Eduardo LaChall Bencomo and Susan Kubes, who exhibit individually and Together As One for the entire month of May. Cuban born artist and grand nephew of renowned artist, Jose A. Bencomo Mena, Ed LaChall, is a multi-talented creative force. He emigrated to Connecticut with his family when he was 12 years old. Following graduation from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Sociology, he embarked upon a career that included traditional stained glass, fused glass, glass and stone mosaic along with pen and ink; acrylic and oil on canvas. Ed recently relocated to St. Petersburg, and is currently represented by Platos Gallery in the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. He has had a solo show at the Bohemia Gallery in St. Petersburg, and completed a large outdoor granite mural at 2100 22nd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. His Hispanic roots and his love of nature bring his varied art forms to vibrant life. His work is collected across the country as well. In contrast, wife, mother, grandmother Susan Kubes is a native Floridian. A lifelong painter, her colorful work is eclectic, powerful and always evolving. Her art is as over 40 years she has been a painter of realism, but recently has explored various experimental techniques that have allowed her work to be freer and more spontaneous, capturing the joy of the moment in more impressionistic or abstract images. Together As One is the collaborative effort of these two artists who share a love of nature and the inspiration of different cultures. Meet the artists on Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The show is located in the Mary Nabors Gallery, upstairs in the Don Vista building just south of the Don CeSar and will run through the end of May.

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28 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Rumors that city bureaucracy has stymied the new ice cream shop at the old Small Adventures bookstore in Gulfport are absolutely unfounded, according to Community Development Director Fred Metcalf. The owners have spoken to Mike Taylor, a planner with the city, but no one, Metcalf says, has told them they could not open an ice cream shop. Taylor has told the new owners they will have to go through the same process for opening a business as any other business in Gulfport, but, as Metcalf told the Gabber, that hasnt stopped any of the other businesses downtown. Pias Trattoria has stopped serving brunch on Sundays, effective this past Sunday, although they do still serve lunch. The Beach Bazaar has also closed its doors on Sundays. Co-owner Angela Lagan, who says last summers numbers on Sunday factored into her decision, told the Gabber she intends to remain closed on Sundays until season starts, unless I hear from hordes of people with an antiques emergency. Heard a business rumor? Let us to News@theGabber.com with Rumor in the subject line.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 29 Mangia Displays Walden School Art Mangia Gourmet, 2930 Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, has just put on display 18 paintings by Gulports Walden School students based on the artist Joan Miro. Walden School is a small private middle school in Gulfport. They believe the arts should be included in every childs education, as the arts broaden the imagination and nurture creativity. The installation is on display from now until May 25. Literary Afternoon at the Blueberry Patch Twelfth in an occasional series, the featured author will be Gene Roddenberry. The screen writer, novelist and short story writer who three generations of readers and It isnt all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning. Gene Roddenberry Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy readings, biography and insights into the creation of the Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. Suggested donation to the Blueberry Patch is $5. The Blueberry Patch is located at 4923 20th Ave. S. in Gulfport. RSVPs and inquires welcome at Inktank7777@ yahoo.com or 7273456427. Prehistoric Canoe Moving Toward Display On Sunday, May 4, a team from the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) extracted all sections of an ancient Native American dugout canoe from a tank of preservative in which the canoe had been soaking for the past three years. Carved from a single pine tree over 1,000 years ago, it is the only saltwater marine canoe found in Florida. At over 40 feet in length, it had to be cut into sections to be safely removed, transported and placed in the preservative tank. The archaeological artifact, which has been carbon-dated to about A.D. 900 A.D. 1000, will now air-dry for approximately six months and then be reassembled for public display at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2015. Excavated in 2011 from the Tampa Bay shoreline of Pinellas Countys Weedon Island Preserve, the canoe was placed in a specially built tank holding a solution of polyethylene glycol which is a wax-like substance that penetrates the wood to replace the areas of the canoes structure that were water-logged and will harden during the drying process, preventing the wood from cracking and deteriorating. The nearly 3,200 acre Weedon Island Preserve has shown evidence of indigenous occupation dating back thousands of years and is state of Florida property managed by Pinellas County government. For information on continuing archaeological projects at Weedon Island Preserve, visit awiare.org.

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30 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Home Gardening Class Take this Home Gardening Class on Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28 Ave. S. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join them for their new gardening classes to be held on the fourth Saturday of each month in anticipation of the launch of the Librarys very own Seed Library! Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees are welcome to stay and informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the class. Want to share your passion and help? The library is also recruiting volunteers for their soon to blossom Seed Library. Please contact 727893-1075. Stetson Seeks Pro Bono Services to Military Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team. With more than a million veterans, Florida is home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Stetsons new Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team will serve Tampa Bay area veterans through its Veterans Law Institute. We are looking for volunteer attorneys with a passion to serve the veterans, members of our military and their families, said Trista Miller, assistant director of clinical education and Veterans Law Institute pro bono supervisor at Stetson. Volunteer attorneys will receive a weekly email message containing current case digests outlining pro bono opportunities in their geographical and legal practice areas. After selecting a case, attorneys will be provided with client and student volunteer contact information. Volunteers will also gain access to future Stetson CLE workshops focused on veterans law. Attorneys interested in volunteering may apply with no obligation at stetson.edu/veteransprobono. For more information about volunteering with Stetsons Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team, contact vetprobono@ law.stetson.edu or call 727562-7333.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 31 Help Celebrate Victory Over Disabilities An inspiring day celebrating victory over disabilities will take place Saturday, May 31. The Elevate Your Wheels fun-raising event is a family-friendly day of activities, co-sponsored by Real Victories Foundation and Elevate Fitness LLC Elevate Your Wheels registration opens at 9:30 a.m. at Elevate Fitness, 6001 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, for the 11 a.m. 1K Athletes Wheels Race for differently-abled athletes. Able-bodied individuals are encouraged to team up with a wheelchair bound person for the 1K Push and Run Wheels Race which starts at 11:30. This unique combination will give those who usually must cheer from the sidelines, the opportunity to feel the wind in their face as they For an added bit of fun, a local musician will be jamming out the tunes during the 11:30 race, to keep you moving! Real Victories Foundation was co-founded by Robert Gordon, at age 18, and his Gibbs High School Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Volpe. Striving to inspire others with special needs to overcome their obstacles, Robbie is the embodiment of determination. His belief that everyone was born to make a difference in the world, drives his mission to strive for the best and make an impact. Elevate Your Wheels activities will also include: Baby Boot Camp, Horse Basketball with Robbie and friends, a fun novice wheel chair race challenge, 3-legged-wheelchair races, performances by Mr. Ds Youth Dance, under the direction of Navy veteran Dwayne Scheuneman, an active member of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, silent auction sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate featuring sports baskets, wine baskets, glass art, and family baskets and childrens activities including face painting and bounce house. Elevate Your Wheels is truly a celebration of inspiration and victory for children and adults of all abilities. The community including veterans, seniors, children with disabilities and their families are invited to participate, or cheer on the athletes during the races, then stay for the fun, music and wellness activities that will elevate their lives. For more information about Real Victories Foundation visit their website at realvictoriesfoundation. org. Details about the event and pre-registration can be found at elevatestpete.com or the ElevateStPete Facebook page.

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32 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or downlThe Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. Call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SPECIAL EVENTS Day of Pampering: Tuesday, 5/27 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Heatherlee with to sign up and give them a complete makeover. Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, 5/29 (Last Thursday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Blood Pressure Checks provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. New to Medicare?: Monday, 6/2 @ 5:30 pm. Do you have questions about your & Steven Reiser will be available to answer those questions. Coffee Club: Tuesday, 6/3 (1st Tuesday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am. Coffee and Doughnuts are provided by Scott OBerry as you discuss current events, the economy and investing. Sundae Funday Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, 6/4 @ 2:00 pm. Cool off this summer with a build your own Ice Cream Sundae bar for only $3.00 per ticket! Monthly Memory Screening Clinic: Monday, 6/9 (2nd Monday of Every Month) @ 9:00 am 11:30 am. Get a FREE & and information MUST call 727-893-5657 to schedule your screening. A Holistic Approach to Aging Well: Monday 6/9 @ 2:30 pm. Learn ways to live life to the fullest, even if the physical body and society tell us we cant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: Tuesday 6/10 @ 11:00 am. Watch a Free, current movie and get a $3 lunch deal. Monthly Blood Sugar Screenings: Thursday, 6/12 @ 10:30:30 am. Its important to know your numbers! The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay will provide blood sugar checks. Healthy Heart Cooking Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 2:30 pm. Dolphins View will present a Healthy Heart Cooking Class. IPad Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 4:00 pm. Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl Scout Project Leader will cover basic functions of the Apple iPad. Bring your Apple iPad and passwords! You MUST register SPACE is LIMITED. No walk-ins. Call 727-893-5657 Puzzle Party: Friday, 6/13 @ 11:00 am. Join in the fun with Puzzle Pages. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! SPECIAL SERVICES FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida residents Relay, Inc. (FTRI). Cordless and corded phones are available through FTRI at the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 pm. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Hearing Loss Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar visit gulfportseniorfoundation.orgGulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 Technology Programs One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, June 5, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy and istration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. Adult/All Ages Programs Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Thurs., May 22, 10:30 am noon. Want to learn how to identify some of our wonderful Florida plants? Join UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension specialist, James Stevenson, and examine the basics of plant identiing critical characteristics that will help any will be included as well. Family Yoga: Thurs., May 22, 3:00 4:00 pm. Join in for a relaxing parent/child session. Spaces are limited, sign up at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073. Home Gardening Class: Sat., May 24, 2:00 3:00 pm. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join us at the launch of our gardening classes, to be held on the 4th Sat. of each month. Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees can stay & informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the classes. SCORE Counseling: Tues., May 27, FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., June 19, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Children/Family Programs Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us as we build our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are welcome to join in on the the fun! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party: Mon., June 9, 3:00 4:00 pm. Lots of fun activities for grades K-5. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Earth Scouts: Tues., June 3, 3:00 4:00 pm. New group, plans to meet on 1st Tues. of the month. Activities for school-age children and teens. Parents welcome. FMI, contact gratefulashly@gmail.com Free Family Movie Day: Sat., June 21, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly proour Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Teen Programs TEEN GAME ZONE: Wednesdays, 3:004:30 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Weds., June 11, 3:00 4:00 pm. We launch it with Silent LibraryGulfport Edition. Do you have what it takes to win the challenge? Lots of cooool activities for teens. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! REC WEBSITE: www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. PROGRAMS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAM Resident Registration begins Thursday, May 1st from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2014 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 19th from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social cooking projects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com Ivone at 727-482-2125 for more info and prices. Must Register by May 23. Call Ivone at 727482-2125 for more info and prices. tier at 823-0922. p.m. Call 727-755-3459 or Pegasus.scholar@ gmail.com Barbara at 804-9400. Call Valerie at 557-4258. at 512-2763. Call Roberto 727-866-6892. ane at 459-1399. 11:30 a.m. Call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668. Call Marge at 345-6708. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for Juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185. John at 893-1079 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-5507185. Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Sunday May 25 6:00 10:00pm Ballroom Dance with Ellis Hales Band $7 Admission Sunday June 1 6:00 11:00pm Ballroom Fusion Dance! A new concept in ballroom dancing Hosted by Swing Time 6:00 7:00pm: Beginner Lesson (Rumba) 7:00 8:00pm: Intermediate Lesson (Rumba/Blues Fusion) 8:00 10:00pm: Dancing (Ballroom Mix) 10:00 11:00pm: Fusion Mixanything goes! $7 Admission No partner needed www.SwingTime.info Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance Every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Band & Ballroom Dance Most Sundays 6 10pm $7 Info 727-893-1070 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-22375501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070 Thursday, May 29 6:00pm Hurricane Seminar Visit with vendors who provide hurricane information & services. Concessions, including pizza, will be for sale. Gather useful information for the coming hurricane season. Seminar at 7:00pm with guest speaker, National Weather Service Emergency Response Meteorologist Todd Barron. Call 727-893-1118 for more info. Search our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 33 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or downlThe Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. Call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SPECIAL EVENTS Day of Pampering: Tuesday, 5/27 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm. Heatherlee with to sign up and give them a complete makeover. Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, 5/29 (Last Thursday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm. Blood Pressure Checks provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. New to Medicare?: Monday, 6/2 @ 5:30 pm. Do you have questions about your & Steven Reiser will be available to answer those questions. Coffee Club: Tuesday, 6/3 (1st Tuesday of Every Month) @ 10:00 am. Coffee and Doughnuts are provided by Scott OBerry as you discuss current events, the economy and investing. Sundae Funday Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, 6/4 @ 2:00 pm. Cool off this summer with a build your own Ice Cream Sundae bar for only $3.00 per ticket! Monthly Memory Screening Clinic: Monday, 6/9 (2nd Monday of Every Month) @ 9:00 am 11:30 am. Get a FREE & and information MUST call 727-893-5657 to schedule your screening. A Holistic Approach to Aging Well: Monday 6/9 @ 2:30 pm. Learn ways to live life to the fullest, even if the physical body and society tell us we cant. Movie Day at the Snack Bar: Tuesday 6/10 @ 11:00 am. Watch a Free, current movie and get a $3 lunch deal. Monthly Blood Sugar Screenings: Thursday, 6/12 @ 10:30:30 am. Its important to know your numbers! The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay will provide blood sugar checks. Healthy Heart Cooking Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 2:30 pm. Dolphins View will present a Healthy Heart Cooking Class. IPad Class: Thursday, 6/12 @ 4:00 pm. Jaclyn Moore, Gold Award Girl Scout Project Leader will cover basic functions of the Apple iPad. Bring your Apple iPad and passwords! You MUST register SPACE is LIMITED. No walk-ins. Call 727-893-5657 Puzzle Party: Friday, 6/13 @ 11:00 am. Join in the fun with Puzzle Pages. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! SPECIAL SERVICES FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida residents Relay, Inc. (FTRI). Cordless and corded phones are available through FTRI at the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 pm. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Hearing Loss Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar visit gulfportseniorfoundation.orgGulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 Technology Programs One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, June 5, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy and istration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. Adult/All Ages Programs Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Thurs., May 22, 10:30 am noon. Want to learn how to identify some of our wonderful Florida plants? Join UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension specialist, James Stevenson, and examine the basics of plant identiing critical characteristics that will help any will be included as well. Family Yoga: Thurs., May 22, 3:00 4:00 pm. Join in for a relaxing parent/child session. Spaces are limited, sign up at the Reference Desk or call 893-1073. Home Gardening Class: Sat., May 24, 2:00 3:00 pm. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join us at the launch of our gardening classes, to be held on the 4th Sat. of each month. Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees can stay & informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the classes. SCORE Counseling: Tues., May 27, FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., June 19, 11:00 am. **Note new time. Discussion of A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Children/Family Programs Science Club: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us as we build our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are welcome to join in on the the fun! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party: Mon., June 9, 3:00 4:00 pm. Lots of fun activities for grades K-5. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Earth Scouts: Tues., June 3, 3:00 4:00 pm. New group, plans to meet on 1st Tues. of the month. Activities for school-age children and teens. Parents welcome. FMI, contact gratefulashly@gmail.com Free Family Movie Day: Sat., June 21, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly proour Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Teen Programs TEEN GAME ZONE: Wednesdays, 3:004:30 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 727-893-1073 & ask for Cailey. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1073. Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Weds., June 11, 3:00 4:00 pm. We launch it with Silent LibraryGulfport Edition. Do you have what it takes to win the challenge? Lots of cooool activities for teens. Earn prizes for reading throughout our seasonal celebration! REC WEBSITE: www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. PROGRAMS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAM Resident Registration begins Thursday, May 1st from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2014 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 19th from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 893-1068. 2013-2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social cooking projects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$6 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. for more information or visit the website www.bevolleyacademy.com Ivone at 727-482-2125 for more info and prices. Must Register by May 23. Call Ivone at 727482-2125 for more info and prices. tier at 823-0922. p.m. Call 727-755-3459 or Pegasus.scholar@ gmail.com Barbara at 804-9400. Call Valerie at 557-4258. at 512-2763. Call Roberto 727-866-6892. ane at 459-1399. 11:30 a.m. Call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668. Call Marge at 345-6708. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for Juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185. John at 893-1079 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-5507185. Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. at 419-905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Sunday May 25 6:00 10:00pm Ballroom Dance with Ellis Hales Band $7 Admission Sunday June 1 6:00 11:00pm Ballroom Fusion Dance! A new concept in ballroom dancing Hosted by Swing Time 6:00 7:00pm: Beginner Lesson (Rumba) 7:00 8:00pm: Intermediate Lesson (Rumba/Blues Fusion) 8:00 10:00pm: Dancing (Ballroom Mix) 10:00 11:00pm: Fusion Mixanything goes! $7 Admission No partner needed www.SwingTime.info Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance Every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Band & Ballroom Dance Most Sundays 6 10pm $7 Info 727-893-1070 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068 Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-22375501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070 Thursday, May 29 6:00pm Hurricane Seminar Visit with vendors who provide hurricane information & services. Concessions, including pizza, will be for sale. Gather useful information for the coming hurricane season. Seminar at 7:00pm with guest speaker, National Weather Service Emergency Response Meteorologist Todd Barron. Call 727-893-1118 for more info. Search our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com Gulfport Getaways Tues. 6/10Florida Orange Grove Winery & Corey Avenue. Call 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by 6/4. GEMS Members $9/Non-GEMS $11. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A GEMS MEMBER TO ENJOY GULFPORT GETAWAYS.)

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34 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Local Obituaries DOSS, NOBLE CAMP passed away in Gulfport May 17, 2014. During WWII he served in the Army Air Force and was commissioned second lieutenant and B17 pilot. Noble was called back into service during the Korean War where he served 17 months in the JAG. He opened his Gulfport for over 60 years. Noble also served as city attorney in Gulfport and Pass-a-Grille and city judge for St. Pete Beach. He cared deeply about his family, friends, and community and will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 make contributions to All Children's Hospice. FISCHER, ANDREW "ANDY", born Feb. 10, 1941 in Benton Harbor, MI, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. Leaves behind two daughters in Michigan, Kim and Kelly. Here he leaves "Dad" John Hoisington, stepdaughters Karen and Tammie. Members of Andy Anderson American Legion S.A.L. where a celebration of life will be held on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. Online obituary at beachmemorial.com. MEARES, RALPH W. "RIP" age 61, born April 20, 1953, passed away peacefully May 9, 2014. Preceded in death by his father, St. Clair (Bud) and brother David. Rip was a Florida native and a life-long resident of Gulfport. He was a USAF veteran. An avid Bucs, Rays and Florida Gator fan, he also loved the outdoors, his hand. He was a man with a very generous and caring heart. Always ready to help a friend, Rip will be greatly missed by his mother, family and many friends. Service at Bay Pines Cemetery on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. Celebration of Life at Lions Club Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. Please bring a picture and story to share. Bring a covered dish. PERKINS, DORIS M., 88, of Town Shores, Gulfport, died May 11, 2014. 88, of Gulfport, passed away May 11, 2014. Doris is survived by her daughter, Joanne Harriman. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16 at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, 101 58th St. S., St. Petersburg. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. RUSNIAK, ZOFIA MARIA, 84, of Gulfport, died May 14, 2014. She is survived by a loving family. For complete obituary and ceremony information, visit alifetribute.com. SCHREIBER, GENEVA MARGARET, 87, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, OH, she came here in December of 1988. Gene was a loving mother and wife and will be missed by her husband of 66 years, Donald; her daughter, Sandy (Gary); her son, Kirk (Pat); and grandchildren, Amanda, Justin, Thomas, and Taylor. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel at Hospice Bayfront in St. Petersburg. ALifeTribute.com. In Memoriam VICTOR YESKE May 22, 2008 2014 Dear Vic, it has been six years since you passed. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.Love always, Fran Full Page Special Only $250 Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print SAVE BI G 1419 49th Street S. Gulfport FL 33707 (727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830 advertising@thegabber.comColor $380Reserve Your Page Today

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 35 Overheard at the May 20, 2014Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Last year I think Rose-Marie and I were drinking mojitos or something and we came up with this crazy idea. Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober, about reviving the on hiatus Gulfport Neighbors We hope what will happen there is well have a team of people who will work more closely to identify opportunities where we can help. Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober, about the Gulfport Neighbors ward advisors It is just a matter of convincing the county to do it. Gulfport Neighbors Vice President Margarete Tober, about scheduling a mobile chemical collection at a quarterly Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck (JITT) event We kind of blended workshop with a meeting. Mayor Sam Henderson, about the nights meeting format. The council had no resolutions or ordinances slated for the evening. City council can take a sigh of relief. We have found and funded the free ride program. Biff Lagan, on the free ride program that will service Gulfport Theres a reason that the open signs are made to Mary Miller about codes that keep her from advertising prices outside or allowing her neon open Theres apps for everything, why not Gulfport? Tim Spencer, who asked the city to consider developing an app for iPhones and Androids to give visitors information about the city Theres nothing happening thats attracting people Its not attractive. People do not want to get out and visit our businesses. Tony, about the trash along Gulfport Boulevard close to 49th Street I think its something that needs to be discussed before council. Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich, on concerns raised about Gulfport Boulevard during the public session year. Community Development Director Fred Metcalf, Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich Does redevelopment viability take precedent over levels of contamination? Ward One Councilmember Dan Liedtke, to the consultant speaking about the city Its really not designed to do cleanup for cleanups sake. Its good for businesses for people to have to walk past them. Community Development Director Fred Metcalf, about the waterfront being the destination rather than the businesses downtown, and how that If were not going to do it now its never going to get done. Ward Four Councilmember Michael Fridovich, about paving city streets That sounds like somebody who came in after we werent broke anymore. Mayor Sam Henderson, to kidding. but its getting dumped by the city. City Manager Jim OReilly, when Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich asked about the blue recycling cans in public places on St. Pete Beach continue. Ward One Councilman Michael Fridovich Pride. Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Roman, about the city trolley being a part of St. Pete Pride How old are you going to be? Vice Mayor Christine Brown, to City Manager Jim OReilly, about his upcoming birthday A lot older than you. City Manager Jim OReilly He learned at the Rays game. Vice Mayor Christine Brown

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36 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com What in the World is Diversity?Just what in the world do "they" (presumably the government) mean by diversity? It's all the rage nowgovernment, universities, public schools, businesses. It's supposed to be the goal of the segmented institutions in a U.S. society which is an already highly blended country of many nationalities, cultures, religions, united by language and its own culture known as American. Curiously, the more we begin to pigeon-hole people by any one, two or three or four government and interest, the more we promote segregation instead of integration which was the Holy Grail of the civil rights movement after years of slavery and its extension, southern Jim Crow laws and northern redlining. The weapon against that was anti-discrimination. It was all about skin color. However, now we're into diversity which is more than not discriminating. I read an editorial the other day in my hometown newspaper in western Pennsylvania that called for greater diversity in the region. The term area settled originally by Scot-Irishpeoples whose names ended in ic or ich, or e, i, o, ski, and sometimes z. Nearly every group still has an ethnic club or organization celebrating its national heritage. Lately, with the advent of hyrdaulic fracking and the drilling for gas and oil, people with names ending in ia and ez have been coming in so I can only assume that this is the needed diversity, but I don't recall anyone calling for names ending in hin, ei, ho or hi. I guess it's a matter of perspective as was indicated when a group at the Italian club in a small coal-mining area was asked about their opinions about fracking. One man said it was ok except for the foreigners coming in. Asked what he meant, he said, "You know. Those people from Kentucky, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas." And, he didn't mean Latinos. Diversity, however, is more than skin color or looks. It includes beliefs and it includes how one acts out about those beliefs. This is shaky ground for government interference. In the last 10 days, I spent time traveling for on the diversity in these almost all white gatherings. The non-whites, by the way, included a newly wed couple Indian-American (India). One was Hindu and the other Muslim. They included Christians (white) in their wedding party, too. I talked also with a woman of colororiginally from Canada who said she liked where she lived except for its being conservative. So much for liberal diversity. Others in these get-togethers were of Italian, Serbian, French, and United Kingdom derivation. Religions in and out of the family included Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Jews, aetheists, agnostics, not-sures, and Muslim and Hindu. Political beliefs included Democrat/liberal/ progressive, Republican/conservative/ tea party/establishment, Independent/ Democrat/Republican, and pure and partial Libertarian. Age categories ranged from 19-month-olds to 83 years old. Health conditions, mental and physical, ranged from very good to not-so-good with a variety histories of happiness, woe and loss. Diversity and political correction police would probably have labeled the groups non-diverse because of the absence of African-Americans, or because the groups were economically too tightly grouped (though not necessarily at birth). We didn't sit around talking just politics or religion although one man did confess that he doesn't talk politics with his wife because she's a totally committed, life-long Democrat and it's useless. Conversations instead focused on family, children, friends, relationships, health, common interests, occupations, making a living, the economy, the medical system, weather, travel, communities, the past and future. These were real conversations of people bonded in a hundred different ideologues and idealists who, I mixed background, all of whom agree politically with them.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 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 Memorial Day Ceremony 11amemail post305@msn.com / www.post305.org All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Ladies Auxiliary meet 1st Sunday each month at 11:30am Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm AmVets meet 2nd Sunday each month at 11:30am Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmSAL Mtg.-6pm Meatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amLegion Riders meet 7 p.m., 1st Monday each month Junior Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., 1st Saturday each month Auxiliary Board meets 6:30 p.m.; general meeting 7 p.m., 2nd Tuesday each month Legionnaires meet 7 p.m., 3rd Monday each month S.A.L. meets 7 p.m., last Monday each month Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon to offer assistance. Memorial Day Service May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Legion. Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games every day. Fish fry last Friday of the month, 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family, $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session 6-10pm Food available 6-8pm Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke 7-11pm Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Steak-O 4-6pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke 7-11pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm Food Available

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38 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 5/9 Person Under Inuence5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Domestic3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Unknown Problem2300 Blk 56th St. S. Accident49th St. & 11th Ave. S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft3000 Blk 54th St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Armed Person5500 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Saturday 5/10 Armed Person2700 Blk 52nd St. S. Gun Shots (Heard)700 Blk 60th St. S. Burglary2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft6200 Blk Kipps Colony Ct. Assault/Battery1100 Blk 58th St. S. Stolen Vehicle58th St. & Faireld Ave. S. Injured Person2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Sunday 5/11 Person DownFreemont St. & 13th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Hit & Run58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Assault/Battery2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 27th Ave. S. Monday 5/12 Burglary2200 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary1200 Blk 60th St. S. Assault/Battery5300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Assault/Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery700 Blk 58th St. S. Assault/Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Harassing Phone Call(s)Location Withheld. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Tuesday 5/13 Drug Call26th Ave. & Upton St. S. Stolen Vehicle800 Blk 49th St. S. Theft5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Wednesday 5/14 Theft5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5300 Blk 25th Ave. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk 16th Ave. S. Burglary1700 Blk 54th St. S. Trespass5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Panhandler/Solicitor5300 Blk 25th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Burglary5100 Blk 25th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5700 Blk 16th Ave. S. Burglary1700 Blk 54th St. S. Trespass5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Thursday 5/15 Hit & Run5400 Blk Essex Ave. S. Water Rescue5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Hit & Run2000 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic900 Blk 60th St. S. Person Down29th Ave. & 49th St. S.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Library Seeks Teen Volunteers community service hours for school or for a scholarship over the summer? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and improve community service requirement. Come be a part of their team! For more information contact Cailey at cklasson@mygulfport.us or 727893-1074. Blood Pressure Clinic Last Thursday Whats your blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure? Low blood pressure? Are you at risk? Center Blood Pressure Clinic on the last Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Register for the Art of the Book Workshop Register for the Art of the Book workshop at the City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S., Gulfport, on Saturday, May 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop is by suggested donation. Artists Dorian Angello and Brandi Palmer will demonstrate using the techniques of acrylic gel medium transfer and chine-coll to assemble pages for an artists book. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images to the workshop. Artwork by Angello and Palmer will be on display at the City of Imagination in Gulfport through May 31 during the show Building Myths: Desecrating Histories. For more information, email info@ artstoryboard.com. To register, visit artstoryboard.com/events.

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40 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x GULFPOR T PR OFESSIONA L BLDG.51st STREETGULFP OR T BL VD SA VE A LO T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 Parliamo litaliano! Lets speak Italian! Beginners Conversational Italian is coming to the Gulfport Recreation Center and begins on June 5. The four-week Beginners Conversational Italian class is designed for those with little or no Italian speaking skills. Whether you are reconnecting with your Italian heritage or youve always been interested in learning Italian, class is from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. each Thursday in June. Professor Roberto will teach both classes. He attended the LUniversit di Bologna, earned a degree in the Italian language and has been teaching Italian in the Tampa Bay area for 12 years. For pricing, more information and to register contact the Gulfport Recreation Center at 727-893-1079. Join a Young at Heart Luncheon St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg welcomes you to their Young at Heart luncheons. They meet for a prepared lunch on the last Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following the meal they have a program and/or speaker on a variety of topics. Come meet them and share in fun and fellowship and an opportunity to enhance your knowledge, interests and faith. Call 727-864-3103. German for Beginners This will be a comprehensive language class for beginners. Taught by a trained native speaker, you will become acquainted with the basics of the German language in everyday situations. Exercises will help you each week to practice German while having fun with fellow students. They will develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class will be held at Gulfport Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. This is a six-class session Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus. scholar@gmail.com to register or for more information. 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 summer 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 cepelinai (grated potato 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.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 41 Be a Part of Little League History As of September 2014 Gulfport Little League (GPLL) will merge with Southwest Little League. GPLL is doing their last commemorative program. If you would like to advertise your business in their last program as GPLL, please contact Sharon at 727-557-6349. German-American Society News Everyone is invited to the GermanAmerican Society located at 8098 66th St. N. in Pinellas Park, on Saturday, May 24 for their Memorial Day Dance. The music will be furnished by The Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music will begin at 7 p.m. The kitchen is open for hot food 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 $5.Call Bob at 727238-8201. Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com

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42 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 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 stpete.org/grants/ internal_grants_program.asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 13. 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. 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 spbrec.com or call 727-363-9264. Depression and Bipolar Support Group Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at the Suncoast Center (in back), 4024 Central Avenue on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families and support people are welcome. Call Les at 727-822-3480 or email to Les@FBAO.org.Register for Summer Camp in St. Pete Beach Registration for the 2014 summer camp programs offered by the City of St. Pete Beach Recreation department is now open. There are full day camp options and half day specialty camps that include: all American dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative photography, and Lego Robotics. For registration forms and more information, go to spbrec.com or call the St Pete Beach Community Center at 727-363-9245.Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events Creative Crafts of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will present the following activities at 10 a.m. at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Dr. S., St. Petersburg. The cost of materials for member is $3.50 and nonmembers $4 and you take home what you craft. The public is invited. Call 727-381-8920 or visit gardenclubstpetersburg.org. On Monday, June 2: Fun with Fabrics (Create a bookmark or notepaper) On Monday, June 16: Yard Art with Hangers and Beads On Monday, June 23: T-shirt Painting (Bring your own tee-shirt to be painted).

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 43 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustCity of Gulfport: Paving Beach Lot Q: What type of material will the city use to pave the beach lot? How will the city measure the impact to Boca Ciega Bay as far as runoff? A: Gulfport staff hasnt decided what the city will use to pave the lot, although currently the staff is investigating alternatives to asphalt (along with the cost-effectiveness of each). City Manager Jim OReilly tells the Gabber the treatment for any contaminant runoff will not change. We do not anticipate additional impact to Boca Ciega Bay than presently exists, OReilly says. Curbs around the parking lot, OReilly says, will channel runoff to swales Meet the Photographer Reception Experience the About Face photography show by Gulfport artist continents on Friday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater Lobby at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport (enter on 26th Ave. S. side). The Art Reception, About Face, places thirty-two pieces of Bagattis work on display. All faces, human and non-human, were taken with Bagatti says, Interestingly, some of those strangers have asked to take my picture. Jude is a Jersey native whos lived most of her life in Florida. Moving to Gulfport from Miami in 2002, she quickly became engaged in the art scene here as an actor, poet, writer, photographer and artists model. She holds BA and JD degrees from the University of Miami; is a Florida-licensed Massage/Reiki therapist since 1984; a Pinellas County Master Gardener, Volunteer and Trail Auxiliary Ranger. An avid environmentalist, hiker, and adventure traveler, she has run seven marathons, is a century cyclist, and has competed in mini-triathlons. Her nature photography book, Fauna, Flora & Fantasy, offers images from anecdotes, essays and poetry. Judes photography is held in private collections and has been shown at numerous venues on both Florida coasts, including Tampas Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Her photographs and published writings have won coveted awards. She still around the world, dreading the day The artist Jude Bagatti will be available to share her worldly wanderings that she has been lucky information, contact 727-893-1118. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r

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44 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek Gulfport Rec Summer Program Get ready to splash into summer as registrations for Sthe 2014 Summer Program began Thursday, May 1 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 19 for 30 children maximum. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $22 for nonresidents. The eight-week program (June 16 to August 8) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for non-residents, Pre-Camp (June 9 to 13) and PostCamp (August 11 to 15) cost is $77 trips. Preand Post-Camps are limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 727-893-1068 for any questions. Teen Conversational Spanish Now! Are you in grades 6-8 struggling with Spanish? What are you doing this July? How about Basic Beginner Spanish? The Gulfport Recreation Center is offering a two-hour class on Wednesdays starting July 2. Class time is 5 to 7 p.m. Students are able to bring Spanish homework and questions to class. Please call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. or email tutoring@conversationalspanishnow. com for more questions and leave students name and grade level.

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 45 From the Desk of Sheriff Bob GualtieriSexual Predator and Offender Tracking Unit The Pinellas County Sheriffs Tracking Unit (S.P.O.T) was created in 2000 in response to the growing number of sexual predators and offenders residing in Pinellas County. The mission of the S.P.O.T. Unit is to be proactive in gathering information on the movement of offenders and predators and to be aggressive in requiring their compliance with the provisions of their probation or supervised release. It is the responsibility of the S.P.O.T. Unit to monitor and track all sexual predators and offenders throughout Pinellas County, as well as career criminal offenders. S.P.O.T. is made up of one Sergeant, eight detectives, one investigative analyst, and one clerk. The detectives divide the county into eight different zones by zip code and they currently monitor over 1,800 offenders throughout the county. S.P.O.T detectives stay up-to-date on current legislation, statutes and laws that pertain to sexual offenders, predators and sex crimes in the state of Florida. The unit tracks offenders throughout the entire county with no jurisdictional boundaries. This allows the detectives to track offenders without duplicating efforts between other agencies which is more timely and effective. S.P.O.T detectives conduct unannounced home visits to the residences of offenders to ensure they are living at their registered addresses and initiate criminal cases against offenders who fail to comply with their sex offender responsibilities or provisions of their probation. During home visits or offender contact, detectives gather information or discuss any problems or concerns the offender may have. S.P.O.T detectives are able to get to know the offenders they track on a personal level and they learn the patterns of their daily lives. With a it provides more consistency and a the comings and goings of offenders. S.P.O.T. detectives making one-onone contact with offenders play a key role in the preventing an offender from possibly re-offending. Three days a week, sexual predators and offenders are able to come to or re-register as part of a state requirement. The majority of offenders are required to register twice a year while residing in the state of Florida. During the registration process, offenders update their address, vehicle, employment and schooling information in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) database. New offenders have their When a sexual predator moves into a new neighborhood the S.P.O.T Unit within the neighborhood. Detectives will also walk the neighborhood and place a bag on each front door handle address, current status and physical description, and a S.P.O.T Unit brochure. Citizens are also able to set up the FDLE website by going to predators or offenders in the area for any address to which you subscribe. offender moves in near your home, on the site, new users can register for an account by entering any address and email address. Registered users can also add additional addresses like to track. With these tools and S.P.OT. Unit, we are leading the way to a safer Pinellas. USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar). Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and The schedule is as follows: May 27, Waterway Watch\Trailering Your Boat, June 3, Handling Your Boat, June 10, Your Highway Signs, June 17, Rules of the Nautical Road, June 24, Boating Safety. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846. 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 through May 31 are $40 per child or $65 per family. For more registration information, 360-5508 or visit pagchurch.org.

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46 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. In our last article, the need for periodic legal checkups was examined. The following are some of the legal problems which may be uncovered by a legal checkup: WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING An indicator of good legal health usually includes having a valid will and some basic estate plan. If you don't have a will, your personal and real property may not be distributed in accordance with your desires. In addition, unnecessary expenses and taxes may be incurred and certain family members could possibly inherit your assets contrary to your desires. A trust is another effective estate planning document. A trust allows you to transfer property to your designated heirs utilizing a successor instructions. If you create a trust in a last will and testament, this is called a testamentary trust. Another form of trust is a living trust which is created by written contract. Living trusts are very useful estate planning tools for everyonenot only the very wealthy. A living trust assists in the avoidance of probate and will help in keeping your affairs out of the public record and private. It is critical to review your estate planning documents whenever important changes in your life occur. If you marry, move to a new state, have a child or lose a loved one, an update of your legal documents may be necessary. Also, it is an excellent idea to discuss with your lawyer if your estate plan is keeping pace with the value of your property and is updated to address changes in Florida law and tax laws. Revisions may be made with the drafting of new documents or an amendment to existing documents may be necessary. It is important to never make a change in your old will or trust by writing on or crossing out words or phrases which you want to eliminate as this may invalidate your documents. DIVORCE A lawyer should be consulted if your marriage is ending or you are contemplating ending your marriage. Issues concerning child custody, of the marital property will need to be addressed. If your spouse threatens to harass or harm you, hide marital property or take your children in violation of your visitation or custody rights, a lawyer can assist you in seeking protection against these improper acts of your spouse. 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. 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

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 47 Life on the Southside: No ComplaintsI grew up in Clearwater. I only got to know the south end of Pinellas County when I moved here 11 years ago. Finding Gulfport was delightful, and Ive belabored that point so often I hesitate to mention it again. Better still was discovering what life was like south of Tyrone people smile more and, all told, its just a nicer place to live. Yall know me; I dont like to complain. And I certainly have no complaints about the way Pinellas County treats us here on the south side. If I had one overarching complaint about life south of Tyrone, which I clearly do not, it would be that living in a city in the south end of Pinellas County means you really understand the unfairness of the whole separate but equal thing, because as so many discovered not that long ago separate can never be equal. Now, Im not one to accuse, but I have heard from a few people that Pinellas County appears to cater to Clearwater, Largo, and every resident north of St. Petersburg while quietly yet steadfastly ignoring services for those of us living an otherwise delightful existence down here on the south side. Im glad I dont have that complaint. Oh, sure, the county with no mobile chemical and electronic collections anywhere south of 22nd Avenue North. Even though onethird of the countys taxpayers live in St. Petersburg (not to mention those of us in fringe cities), the county without telling anyone, including staff at the cities impacted by this decision decided we didnt deserve the same services as its north side residents and stopped scheduling chemical and electronics collections anywhere in south Pinellas. After all, we can drive our hazardous waste to north St. Pete if we really want to obey laws saying we cant throw our chemicals in the trash. It appears the collections held in Gulfport didnt meet an unstated goal of 500 participants, and the ones in south St. Pete werent up to snuff, either. Neither city knew they were falling short of the goals. You can read about how quickly Mayors Kriseman and Henderson have sent Oh, hell no letters elsewhere in this weeks paper. As for my opinion, I have, as I said, no complaints. I certainly dont believe Pinellas County acted unethically. Even though they didnt tell either city they were falling short, or that they were about to pull the collections from areas historically underserved by the county, Im sure they had their reasons. And it certainly is not my opinion they did anything wrong by letting both cities fail some test neither knew it was taking, even if, for the entirety of my tenure working at Pinellas County (which, funnily enough, included promoting the mobile collections), I never heard a peep about goals or participation. Since Im not complaining, I would be remiss, too, in drawing any conclusions about how services are being ceased only in and adjacent to the poorest minority communities in the county. I would also be totally, wholly, and completely wrong to talk about institutionalized racism, because we all know that no longer exists in Florida. It would also be wrong to suggest Pinellas County commissioners have little use for the residents on the south side unless its election time, or that since the muchmaligned Commissioner Norm Roche is the only one who answers emails, hes the only one who actually cares about all the voters. Unnecessary, too, would it be for me to suggest people start looking around at what other services our north Pinellas counterparts get, because Im certain there arent any. And it would be downright excessive of me to suggest people email our geographically elected representatives Charlie Justice (cjustice@pinellascounty.org) and Ken Welch (KWelch@PinellasCounty. org) and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners chairperson, Karen Seel (KSeel@PinellasCounty. org), and call them on what is most certainly not a smack in the face to the cities on the south side as well as a shameful way of denying services offered to everyone but the poorest communities (who may or may not vote regularly in county elections). And of course I wont suggest you read this column online to look for the links to email these leaders directly to express your outrage and disgust with their continued and sustained disdain for treating everyone in the south side like second-class citizens. Because, as I said, I love life on the south side. I have no complaints. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.

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48 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 Attorney/Legal Automotive Service LOOKING TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE?Mobile Electronic Diagnostic Specialist with Scanner, 25+ Years, Will Show You Everything About the History of the Vehicle and More! $35/hr. Doug. 727-505-8346. POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Mention this ad for Gabber discount. AllPowerAuto.com 727-322-3050 Caregivers QUALITY CARE-For You or Your Loved One. Licensed, Level II Background, 20 Yrs. Experience, CPR, Excellent References. Donna 727954-7316. MALE NURSELive In/Out. Reasonable Rates, Male Preferred. FT/PT. 727-545-5083. Classes/Tutoring GUITAR LESSONSBeginners and Advanced. My studio/Your home. Experienced Instructor of good character. 2nd lesson Free. Sliding scale pricing. 727-347-3555. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD3yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Consistent, Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ($25) Off First Time Cleaning. Gift Certicates Available 727-7430701. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price. Guaranteed Satisfaction 727-481-8138. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE CLEANINGJoey G.s Special Springtime Savings! Commercial/Residential, Building Exteriors (From Houses to Hotels), Pool Decks, Driveways, Sidewalks, and Much More. Lic. & Insured, Excellent References, Free Estimates, Say I Saw It in the Gabber for 10% Discount! Call Joey G., 727-851-1570. Computer Service Cleaning/Housekeeping

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 49 HANDY BROTHERS WE DO IT ALL!We do it right! Great pricing, free estimates, fast service. 25 Yrs. 727-687-8024, 727-6878032 ALL AROUND HOME REPAIR-Quality Work at Affordable Rates. Many Years of Experience. Free Estimates. Dont Fuss, Call Gus! 727-644-6194. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Hauling, Pressure Cleaning, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 26 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.ABOVE ALL ROOFINGAll Types of New Roofs and Repairs. Affordable, dependable Top Quality European Craftsmanship Over 40 years serving our community! Lic.#CCC1326212. Call 24/7 for free estimates. Ofce: 727-360-0500, Jacek: 727-686-2875, Ollie 727-458-4355. A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.

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50 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 HARDWOOD EXPERTSMake your Old Floors Look New Again. All Types of Wood Floors. Sand and Finish, Stain. Call for Free Estimate. 727-542-0882. Licensed/Insured #01858. Lawn/Landscape EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. R.S. LAWN CARE SERVICEMowing, Edging, Blowing, Hedge Trimming, Sodding, Complete Lawn Care! Dependable, Licensed/Insured. Senior Discounts. Call 727-565-7353. ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Ofce, 3471123, Licenced & Insured. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.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-Lawn Mowing, etc., Starting at $25, Excellent Workmanship, 727776-1646.NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN CAREMowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured. Senior Discount. 727202-7557. www.jimshepperd.com Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall Repair, Taping, Wall Paper Removal, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates. Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-1088. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 727-641-1888. 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. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. Home Improvement Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Get the Word Out!Call Anne at321-6965Deadline Monday NoontheG a b b e r Clubs, Organizations Story Ideas? ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response. Qual ity Work at Reasonable Rates. References. Insured/Licensed. #CCC1330056. Call 727277-9502

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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 51 Help Wanted NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES Start Immediately, F/T, P/T, Paid Every Friday, Benets Included, www.mcahiringnow.com, 407-245-7318. DRIVERS $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE-Procient Enough at eBay to Put Up an e-Bay Store w/100 Items. Pay Negotiable.727-822-8825. COUNTER HELP WANTED Days/Nights. Bait Shop, Daily Pay. Plus Commission. Must be over 21 and know something about shing. Must Be Able to run Cash Register. Apply in Person. 2445 34th St. So. Ask for Rosa. MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHEDCompany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Current Drivers License Essential. Beach Location. 727-3631074.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. EUROPEAN WOMAN WANTED-To look after elderly couple in St. Pete Beach. Call 727-3672526. HOUSEKEEPER/HOMEMAKERGood Pay. Part Time on Call. References, Background Check and Car a Must! RENT-A-HAND. Lic# 5842. 347-3424. EXPERIENCED HANDYMANWith Truck & Tools, 727-415-0404. Automotive 2005 RED JEEP LIBERTYExcellent Condition, Brand New Tires. 36K, $12,000 727-8660952.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 HANDY DAD NEEDED 1999 Isuzu Rodeo, Low Mileage, Body and Interior in Good Shape, Roof Rack, Great First Car, 727-2789830. Furniture/Appliances STACKABLE WASHER/DRYERKenmore, Large Capacity. Aprox. 2 Years Old. Like New. $450. 352-628-0288 UNIQUE DRESSER/CHEST-Black Entertainment Center, 32 TV, Computer Armoire, Ofce Chair. All Cheap!! 327-5605. 5 DRAWER DRESSER-White, $75. o.b.o. Bamboo Table, Large. Best Offer. 727-03433918. MAYTAG WASHER/DRYER-$175 each or $300 for both. o.b.o. Call 801-494-9632. General CROSBY, STILL & NASH-Ticket, August 9, 7:30. Ruth Eckerd Hall. Seat 11 Row U, Originally $112.25. Selling for $80 o.b.o. Call 727483-3619. WROUGHT IRON TABLE W/4 CHAIRS$75. Wrought Iron Couch, 2 chairs & side table, $100. Scooter w/Seat, $95. Bowex, $75. Treadmill, $175. Jack Lelane Juicer, $35. Singer Sewing Machine, $50. 727-384-6242. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. 2PC. AMMO BOXES-(50 Rounds) $2. each or 3 for $5. For these Calibers: 41 & 44 MAG, 44 SPEC. & APC. 10MM, 45 Auto Rim & Long Colt. 42 boxes left. Call 727-381-3743. 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. 2011 MR. POOL SWIMMING POOL18 round, 4 deep, w/ladder & new pump. $700 o.b.o. 727-776-9739. TORO 22 RECYCLER-Self Propelled mower. Rear Bagger. Has Never Used Ethanol Gas. Well Maintained. $100 o.b.o. 727-776-6040. ANTIQUE ARMOIREArt Deco design, mirror, drawer & cedar lined, $125. (2) 50s style decorative glass lights, $50/pair. (3) Shaker chairs, $25/Each. o.b.o. everything. 727-3233200. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals TOY POODLES Happy, Healthy, Apricot and Black, Male and Female, Born 3/25/14, 8 Weeks, Pure Bred, $400 Each, 727-3817082. 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 25, 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. Semi Trailer. 1JJV532Y6TL297443. 2002 Pontiac Montana VIN#1GMDUO3E82D233130 Business Opportunity HOMEMADE ICE CREAM STORE Newly constructed, very busy store and strip mall area, next to Subway, Metro, Barber Shop. Dipping & soft serve, low monthly rent. Only one in area. New owner has to move on. Ask ing $77,000 o.b.o. 727-215-4806. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive Marine

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52 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 MAYTAG WASHER/DRYER-$175 each or $300 for both. o.b.o. Call 801-494-9632. COLLECTIBLES / HOUSEHOLDS5230 1st Ave. North. Sat. Only! Plus... 100s of succulents. 5-stained glass grinders, Art Books, Tools, Garden Items, Costume Jewelry, Manacins and more! PLEASE give time to setup. 9am-2. 6290 17TH AVE. N. -Sat. 8a.m. Furniture, Tools, Household, Clothes. RAIN OR SHINE!-3 Family Sale, 2007 53rd St. S. Saturday, May 24. 8-Noon. Upright freezer, antique furniture, collectibles, tools, clothing, jewelry & many other items. MOVING SALE18 Years of Stuff! Saturday, 8-1pm. 6237 13th Ave. S. Furniture, Tools, Houseware, More! Get it Before Its Gone!!! MOVING SALE-Friday, Saturday & Sun. 9-5p.m. 5314 Tangerine Ave. S. Gulfport. Refrigerator, Livingroom Set, Lots of Tools, Christmas Items. Etc. Etc. Etc. Lost & Found FOUND MULTIPLE KEYSClaim at Gulfport Rec. Ctr., 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be answered even if you dont believe. T.A.B. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be answered even if you dont believe. M.B. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. 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Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 53 S. PASADENA LARGE RENOVATEDCondo, 2BR/2BA, PlusSunroom, Quiet, Near Beach, Shopping, Schools. $900/mo. 727-360-3735 TOWN SHORES CHATHAM1BR/1BA 55+, $785/Mo. Annual, Security. Free cable, gas, water. Available 7/1. Non-Smoking, Small Pet OK. References. 727-343-4930, 5020 5TH AVE. N.July 1st. Nice 3BR, +Den, Xlarge screened patio, fenced yard. Section 8. $1,100/Mo. Public Welcome. 727-347-3555. ST. PETE BEACH-1BR Duplex,$795/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Porch, Great Location (69th Ave./Sunset Way) Beach, Shops, Library, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. A DREAM RENTAL...ONLY $1200/MO.Furnished 2/2 heavenly waterview. Excellent condition, recently updated, recreational facilities, pool, and many other amenities. 727-2027784. GULFPORT HOUSE-2BR/1BA. Very Clean, Tile Floors, Freshly Painted, Near Marina, All Appliances. Nice Backyard and garage storage. Quiet Area. $975/Mo. 1st/Security Call 305-970-6810. 2BR/1BA APARTMENT-Central H/A, Remodeled, large deck, carport, storage shed. No Section 8. $795/mo. plus security. Call Ken at 727-417-1462. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $620/Mo includes water/maintenance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694. BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT St. Pete Beach, 2BR/2BA with Two Water Views Right on the Beach, Pool, Gym, Hospitality Room, $1800/ mo, Call Jeri, 727-374-3092. CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena. Bay View. 5th oor. 2BR/2BA, Open Granite Kitchen, Newer Appliances, New W/D, Wood/Tile Floors. New Carpeted Bedrooms, New Bathroom Vanities/Ceiling Fans. Hurricane Shutters. $1200/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Yearly. Available 1st Week of June. 727-543-6761 Ed. 1019 58TH ST. S. GULFPORT-3BR/2BA, 1145Sqft. Washer/Dryer Hook-up, $1,000/Mo. plus $1,000/Sec. 902-4076. PASADENA 2BR HOUSE-$850/Mo. Enclosed yard. Ceramic oors, Central Location Close to Beach. (2nd Ave. S./66th St.). Free parking lot. 727-459-4579. MOBILE HOME ON WATER-Bay Pines Area. 2BR/1-1.5BA, 55+ Park,. Your Own Private Dock for Fishing or Tie Up your Boat. $800/ Mo. Service/Companion Pets Okay. 727-5268432. 55+ CONDO 1BR/1BA-All New Carpet, Paint, Kitchen, Bath. Enclosed Porch, Pond View. Extra Nice. $725/Mo. Yearly Only. HELENES REALTY, INC. 727-410-7076. New Listings Welcome! 2 BLOCKS FROM STETSON2BR/2BA, Large Backyard, Hardwood Floors, C/H/A, Remoleled Bath, W/D, $825/Mo. Students Wecome, Pet Friendly, Call 631-816-6166. CHARMING HOUSE-2BR/1BA, Wood Floors, Large Garden. $1,025/mo. Includes Water. Call 727-667-4217 for Appointment to View. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE!!2BR/2BA, Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Family Room, Fenced, Work Shed! Yearly Rental. THE SUN TEAM, 727-345-0099. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, $610/Mo includes water, maintenance. No Dogs. 727345-7036. Furnished Rentals 2BR/2BA BAY ISLANDAwesome Bay Views w/Balcony, gated 55+, pools, gym, clubhouse, $1200/Mo. & Electric, Available June 1-Dec 31, 2014. 610-914-3234. Accommodations to Share ROOMMATE WANTEDprefer male. Separate Bedroom and bath. Have Pool. 727-5455083. Real Estate Wanted SHORT TERM RENTAL-Pet Friendly, Gulfport Area, Feb. 21-March 7, 2015. 765-396-9115. Leave Message. Real Estate for Sale BOCA CIEGA BAY MHP55+, Furnished, dbl wide: 2/BR/1.5BA, lanai, carport. New: A/C, gas stove top, washer/dryer, tented 2013. Pet friendly. Call Pat @ 203, 909-2722. $32K. WEST SHORE VILLAGEA beautifully landscaped all ages community adjoining Clam Bayou. Great recreational amenities. Spacious light and bright 2BR/2BA+den/study condominium. Attractive wood laminate oors, washer & dryer, 1 car attached garage. Attactive furnishings included. $108,950. Tony Branch, EARNEST REALTY, INC. 727-460-7887. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

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54 Gabber May 22 May 28, 2014 DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. Priced reduced to $195,000. www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com 727-418-7272. 3801 15TH AVE. S.-1BR (possibly 2). Garage. $20,000. Needs Repairs. Will Sell for Land Contract for $5000 Down. 727-360-8870. CHARMING BUNGALOW4320 3rd Ave. N. $78,500. 2BR + Den, Hardwood Floors, New Windows. Drive By-Call 727-347-3555. INVESTMENT GULFPORT DUPLEXBy Owner. $109K, 2-2BR/1BA, Interior Completely Remodeled, Both Sides, 1-Year Lease in Place. Call 727-210-5508 AnnieT@realtor .com Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale

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