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No Special Election

for St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach will not hold a special
election for the District Two seat in
August.
At the May 27 commission meeting,
the commission voted unanimously
to change the city charter to avoid
a special election in August. Rick
Falkenstein currently holds the
interim position; Jim Parent vacated
the seat with no warning last month.
While the commission initially
expected to hold an election in
conjunction with the August
gubernatorial and congressional
elections, the change to the charter
allows the city to wait until March.
If the city had a special election in
August, the winner would then have
to run again in March, which was
when the regular term expired.
Holding an election in August
would also overlap in the city clerk's
office. The city clerk is still receiving
campaign reports from the March
2014 election and opening a qualifying
period for an August election would
make more work for that office, Mayor
Lowe pointed out.
Commissioners also discussed the
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Sweet Dreams with

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Alistair and Wesley Collette appeared in the Gabs just before
Easter. Their mom, Jennifer, sent us this photo of Alistair
holding up the issue in which he appeared.
"He sleeps with it every night," she says. "Thanks for making
my boys feel like stars!"
Alistair can add "Cover Model" to his growing resume.


Traffic Detail: Click It or Ticket
By Cathy Salustri
As part of the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign this past Memorial Day, Gulfport Police
worked a seat belt traffic detail along Gulfport Boulevard.
From 10 a.m. until noon, the department's Alpha Squad, led by Sergeant Matt Parks, watched
motorists heading east on Gulfport Boulevard. Officer Samantha Obrart stood at the corner
of 58th Street South and the Boulevard. This, Sergeant Parks explained, is often sufficient to
remind motorists to buckle their seat belts.
"A lot of people will see an officer standing there and put their seat belt on," he said, adding
that if Officer Obrart saw the motorist buckle up, "she would give them a thumbs up."
If the motorist did not reach for their seat belt, she would radio to an officer waiting a few
blocks away. That officer would then stop the driver and, in most cases, write a ticket.
Officers made seven stops and wrote five tickets for people not wearing seat belts. Officers
also wrote one ticket for lack of insurance and one for lack of registration. They also arrested
one man for having a stolen license plate on his car.
Parks told the Gabber the traffic detail suggestion came from Officer Obrart.
"We were caught up on paperwork today," he said, "and it seemed like the right thing to
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less-tangible benefits and pitfalls of
not holding an extra election.
"Elections are so hard on the
community," Vice Mayor Pletcher
said.
District Once Commissioner Terri
Finnerty said she was unsure how
people considering running for the
seat in August would feel.
"We kind of led them along to think
that [there would be an election],"
Finnerty said. "It seems like we're
changing course in mid- stream."
During discussions, no one asked
Falkenstein if he was willing to stay
in office through March, although
after the meeting Falkenstein, who
has already said he intends to run
for the seat, told the Gabber he had
no problem remaining the interim
commissioner a bit longer.
The city saves over $3,000 by not
holding a special election.

Get Your Players'
Cathy Awards Tickets
Tickets for the Gulfport Community
Players' 17th Annual Cathy Awards'
Ceremony and Dinner are still
available! This ceremony is held
annually to honor their casts and
other people who made their last
season possible. This year's ceremony
will take place on Saturday, June 7
at their Back Door Theater located
at 1619 49th St. S. in Gulfport. Doors
will open at 6:30 p.m., the dinner will
be served at 7 p.m. followed by the
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Gulfport's own Neptune Grill will
be catering the dinner again this
year. Tickets are just $15 each. This
includes the dinner and ceremony.
You must have a ticket in order to
attend this dinner and ceremony.
Don't wait! If you haven't already
gotten your tickets, there's not much
time left. There will be no tickets
sold at the door on June 7.
If you still want to attend the
Cathy Awards' Dinner, you'll need
to send the Players a check, made
out to GCP, before May 31, for your
ticket(s). Again, the tickets are $15
each. They must receive your check
by Saturday, May 31 so they know
how many people are coming to
dinner.
Send your check, made out to GCP,
to: Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St.
S., Gulfport, FL 33707, Att: Cathy
Awards Tix.
If you've sent your check off in time,
the Players will have your pre-paid
tickets at the door on June 7 for you


to pick up. Again there will be no
tickets sold at the door on June 7!
See you all at the Cathys.

A Holistic Approach
to Aging Well
On Monday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Marieke van Donkersgoed, a holistic
life coach for seniors will be at the
Gulfport Senior Center to share with
you her belief that life should and can
always be lived to the fullest, even if
the physical body and society tell us
differently.
Come out to hear how a holistic
approach to wellness helps us to be
empowered, fulfilled, and well in
many parts of our experience.
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without premission of the Publishers. Copyright 2013


BCHS Spring Concert
The Boca Ciega High School Band
invites the community to their
spring concert program entitled:
"Movies, Marches, and Symphonic
Movements." Enjoy beautiful music
from their school's most talented
musicians. The concert will be held
in the Boca Ciega High School
Auditorium (924 58th St. S.) on
Thursday, May 29, starting at
6 p.m. Admission is free. They will
be hosting a silent auction to raise
funds for the musical needs of the
program.

Annual Fertilizer
Ban in Effect
Beginning June 1 through
September 30, St. Petersburg joins
Manatee, Sarasota, and the rest of
Pinellas along with the City of Tampa
in banning the use of fertilizers
containing nitrogen or phosphorous
for lawns and landscaping. During
these months, summer rainstorms
wash harmful fertilizer residue down
storm drains and pollute our lakes,
bays and Gulf of Mexico.


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Your local garden center offers
many summer-safe yard products
to keep your lawn and landscaping
green and growing through the
summer months. You can also be
Florida-friendly by applying iron
or micronutrients such as zinc and
manganese to your lawn. Fortifying
your dirt with compost will also help,
and buying Florida-friendly plants
will thrive in the Florida heat and
save you water. Learn more tips on
how to have Florida-friendly lawns
at befloridian.org.

Mooring Field
Funding in the Air
Gulfport City Manager Jim O'Reilly
told council at the May 20 meeting
that the city has received its permit
for a mooring field but did not
receive the grant that would make
it financially possible. The city first
applied for a permit for a mooring
field in 2005. The council will decide
later this year whether it wants
to find another way to pay for the
mooring field.


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City Agrees to Pay for
Demolishing Home
St. Pete Beach commissioners voted
May 27 to spend $9,000 to demolish
a Pass-a-Grille home rotting by
the seaside. The city already has
$19,000 in liens on the home at
107 28th Avenue; an attorney for
Gisela Garcia-Leyva asked the city
to spend another $9,000 to demolish
the home.
Vice Mayor Melinda Pletcher, who
represents Pass-a-Grille, said she
didn't agree with spending city money
to demolish a private home, but


ultimately agreed to spend the money
to help remove a decaying property
and, as the attorney promised, make
the property attractive to sell and
improve the neighborhood.
The board agreed to do so as long as
the property was not designated an
historical property by the Historic
Preservation Board.
Garcia Leyva owns four buildings
in Pinellas County; aside from
the beachfront home on Pass-a-
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voting against.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Last Thursday
What's your blood pressure? Do
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blood pressure? Are you at risk?
Come find out at the Gulfport Senior
Center Blood Pressure Clinic on the
last Thursday of every month from
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Come Out to
Fusion Night
On Sunday June 1, Swing Time hosts
Ballroom Fusion Night at the Gulfport
Casino. They are modernizing the
ballroom dance concept, expanding it
from the standard 10 dances to over
25 dances, including all of today's
most popular partner dances. Most
songs will support multiple dances,
and dancers will choose what to
dance based on their current skills
and desires.
Lessons will present dancers with
not just moves, steps and techniques,
but ideas to open up their creativity


and be able to dance to any music.
Beginning lessons are at 6 p.m. and
will teach the concepts and moves of
a single dance. For June's inaugural
dance, they've chosen the Rumba,
a dance that gives you the most
"bang for your buck" when dancing
to modern music. The intermediate
lesson begins at 7 p.m. and will be
Rumba vs. Blues, inspired by the
popularity of Blues dancing and
the prevalence of Rumba beats in
blues music. Prerequisite for the
intermediate lesson is to either take
the beginning lesson that precedes
it, or to already know the material
covered in the beginning lesson.


The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one
of the world's top dance destinations,
offering social dance excitement in
a picturesque beach front setting.
It features a rich history, a grand
dance floor, a full bar, a smoke-free
atmosphere, and free parking. The
Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located
at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport.
Admission is $7 at the door. For more
information, contact 813-840-3715.

Teen Summer
Kick-off Party
Hey teens! Do you think you have
what it takes to win the Silent
Library challenge? Come help them
kick off the summer with an after-
hours party on Wednesday, June 11
from 7 to 9 p.m. Hijinks and hilarity
guaranteed! For more information
please contact Cailey Kasson at 727-
893-1133 or cklasson@mygulfport.
us.

Attention Young
Environmentalists!
Earth Scouts meets at the Gulfport
Public Library the first Tuesday of
every month. Earth Scouts aims to
raise awareness of environmental
issues, take action through hands
on activities, and adopt new
environmentally friendly behaviors.
Open to all school age children
and their parents. Contact Ashly
Bargman at 727-320-5497.

Getaway to Florida
Orange Groves Winery
There is no need to be a GEMS
member to enjoy this exciting
Gulfport Getaway.
On Tuesday, June 10 you can tour
and sample Pinellas County's only
tropical, berry and citrus winery
where 37 varieties of specialty wines
are produced. Then travel down to
St. Pete Beach's historical Corey
Avenue and discover the great
stores, specialty shops, art galleries,
and restaurants.
Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 for more
information and to reserve your seat
by June 4. GEMS members pay $9,
non-GEMS members pay $11. Price
includes round trip transportation,
parking, and tour.


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"I like what I do because I
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"Since the initial
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Bankruptcy can be one
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We understand this is not
an easy process or concept
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The 40-page booklet, revised and
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Summer Hours for
Fitness Room
Beginning Monday, June 2, the
Gulfport Senior Center's Fitness
Room will be open Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to
7 p.m.
For more information, please call
the Event line at 727-893-5657.

AmVets Post 0001 to
Hold a Yard Sale
On Saturday, June 21, AmVets Post
0001, located at 421 45th Ave. S., will
sponsor a yard sale to benefit veterans
andvarious communityprojects. They
are asking for donations of articles to
be sold to raise funds. You may drop
off your articles at the Post or contact
Charlie Williams or Mark Baldwin at
727-896-4122 to make arrangements
to have your items picked up. Please
plan to attend this day-long affair,
starting at 8 a.m. until, which will
also provide you the opportunity
to visit their post and learn of the
opportunities for you to become an
active member of the Veterans, Sons
or Ladies Auxiliary.


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Numbers on Keys
Dear Editor: I noticed a full page
ad on page 5 (May 22, 2014 edition)
asking for people to "please put your
phone number on your keys!"
Bad idea! Someone could do a search
on the land line phone number and
find out the location of the home.
Pat Fant


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Q: At the last city commission meeting, Mayor Maria Lowe talked
about using "benchmarking" to begin the search for a new city manager.
What is this and how will city staff accomplish this?
A: "The mayor and commission would like to establish characteristics
or traits that the stakeholders of St. Pete Beach would like to see in the
next city manager," Interim City Manager Eileen Edmunds tells the
Gabber. These traits would be in addition to the technical and professional
experience a city manager must have, not instead of, Edmunds says.
"Stakeholders" include property owners as well as all residents, business
owners, city employees, and the commission.







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Light Pinellas
Citing the benefits to beach
businesses and workers as well
as visitors, the St. Pete Beach
commission voted unanimously to
endorse the Green Light Pinellas
initiative Tuesday night. Prior to
this decision, the commission heard
representatives from both Green
Light Pinellas as well as No Tax For
Tracks.
"It seems like No Tax For Tracks
has a lot of misinformation," Vice
Mayor Melinda Pletcher said. The
commission will not vote as an elected
body on this issue.


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on wood. All pieces sell for $40. The
exhibit is made possible with support
from Pinellas County Schools,
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City of St. Petersburg and Culture
Builds Florida.
The Transition Program for ESE
High School Students in partnership
with Pinellas County School System
began in 2008. It is a collaborative
relationship between Pinellas County
Schools and Creative Clay, with
a purpose to provide arts-related
transition services for 18 to 22 year
olds with learning, developmental
and/or emotional disabilities.
The program focuses on easing
the transition from the school
environment to post-high school
goals of independent living and
employment.
Creative Clay's vision is to make
the arts accessible for all. Its mission
is to provide expressive, educational
and vocational opportunities in the
arts for people with obstacles to
arts access. Since opening in 1995,
Creative Clay has served people
with developmental, physical and
emotional disabilities, as well
as people in healthcare settings,
children, veterans and provide
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Free Monthly Memory
Screening Clinic
Are you concerned about your
memory? The Alzheimer' s Association
offers a great and valuable resource to
the Gulfport Senior Center Members.
Monday, June 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
The Alzheimer's Association will
be conducting free and confidential
memory screenings as well as advice
and information.
You must call 727-893-5657 to
schedule your screening.
Must be a registered Gulfport Senior
Center member. Membership is easy
and free for all individuals 50 years
of age or older. For more information,
please call the event line at 727-
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West Coast Bromeliad
Society to Meet
Come out and join the Florida
West Coast Bromeliad Society which
meets the first Tuesday of the month
at Good Samaritan Church, 6085
Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. On June
3 the guest speaker is Dr. Terrie
Bert, author, collector, Master judge
international. There will be a talk
and slide show on "Quietly Riotous-
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Racinaia, and Ronnbergia, three
surprisingly diverse and beautiful
genera. Tracing their distributions
will take you through Central and
South America and even to the
Galapagos. There will be a game at
the end of the talk with bromeliads
as prizes. Bromeliads will also be
available for purchase from her
collection and the society has their
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Democratic
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Dwight Dudley, Florida House
Representative District 68, will be
the speaker at the June 12 meeting
of the Greater Pinellas Democratic
Club. He will fill us in on his recent
activity in District 68 and his role/
experience with it. As a candidate
for the next session he will speak on
what he feels needs to be done and
how he would be a part of it.
Other candidates/legislators may
come by with a few words as well.
The meeting, which will be held at
Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd.,


Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails
(cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m.,
followed by a delicious buffet dinner
($15) at 6:30 and Dwight's important
and informative presentation. For
reservations, call Betty Morgenstein
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2014 Gulfport
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Response Meteorologist from the
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for this conference are The American
Red Cross, Gulfport's Community
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Fire Department, Gulfport Police
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vendors before the seminar begins.
Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the
seminar starts at 7 p.m.
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and open to the public. For more
information, please contact Gail
Biron, Technical Events Specialist
for the City of Gulfport, at 727-
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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 Ray's 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
Gulfport-Rays 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
now at the Gulfport Casino Box office
at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. For ticket
information, contact 727-893-1070.

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
students will be notified of their
acceptance into the program by
Friday, June 6.
Visit rangernaturalist2014.
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Elizabeth MacIntire donated the book "Skyway" to the South Pasadena Fire
Department in honor of her husband, Wesley MacIntire, the sole survivor of
the Skyway Bridge tragedy on May 9, 1980.



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Class of 2014
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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 school's valedictorian and
salutatorian. For graduation story
ideas call 727-588-6575.







Large Dog Park Closes
for Maintenance
The large dog park in Gulfport is
closed 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 727-
893-1092 if you have any questions
regarding the closure of the park.

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Police Academy
The Gulfport Police Department will
conductits 14th annual Citizens Police
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28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants are
offered the opportunity to learn and
witness firsthand what the Gulfport
police officers do as they provide
police services to the citizens of
Gulfport. Classroom instruction and
field demonstrations will show the
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emergency vehicle operations,
firearms safety and familiarization,
traffic stops and building searches.
Applicants must be at least 18
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12 with preference given to Gulfport
residents. For further information or
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Gulfport Laughter Yoga
Come join them for a fun mild
aerobic session of rhythmic clapping,
stretching, breathing, laughing and
playful games. Release your inner
child. Wear comfortable clothing.
Bring a towel, water and a friend.


Sessions are held on Tuesdays at
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in Gulfport. No yoga experience
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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.

Coffee Club
Don't miss out. You're invited to
join the coffee club that meets at the
Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th
Ave. S. on the first Tuesday of every
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
learn from Edward Jones financial
advisor, Scott O'Berry. 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.

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-coll6 to
assemble pages for an artist's 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@
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keeping the client focused. Easiest?
Developing the scope of work for the
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Owen Sweet, Owen Sweet
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community, and the ambience.
The relaxed atmosphere and the
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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
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on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-
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Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
"Where Heaven Meets Earth"
Weekend Masses
Saturday Evening Vigil 5:00prn
Sunday Morning 8:00, 9:30, 11:30am
Weekday Masses
Mon-Fri 7:30am Sat 9:00am

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Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service
10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School
9:30 am
6315 Central Ave. 727-347-1226
www.pilgrimcongregationuccstpeteflorida.com
"Diversity our strength, Gods love our bond"


Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Do you cherish your doubts? You might be
a Unitarian Universallist and not know it.
Join us for a free and responsible search
for truth and meaning.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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We are a Conservative Shul dedicated
to the practice of all that is true, ethical
and beautiful in traditional Judaism.
BethSholom~ulfport.org
or call 727-321-3380
1844 54th Street South
Shabbat Services Saturdays at 9:15
with liddush to follow.


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Episcopal Church
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Wednesday Healing Eucharist 12 pm
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clothing that will leave you in awe!
There will also be a, silent auction
with a variety of items donated by
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For the summer, Rick Falkenstein will represent District Two on St. Pete
Beach. Falkenstein, whose family owns the Hurricane in District Four, lives
in District Two. The commission appointed Falkenstein to fill the seat vacated
by Jim Parent, who stepped down without warning in April.
Falkenstein's brother Bruno, a former commissioner, administered the
oath of office on May 27 as their mother, Mary, and the commissioner-to-be's
two daughters and son stood beside him. After taking the oath, Falkenstein
thanked his mother.
"If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be who I am today," he said. He also thanked
the residents and his family.
Falkenstein will hold this office until the regular election in March. He told
the Gabber Tuesday night he intended to run in that election.



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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
Caf6, 8180 49th St. N. in Pinellas
Park. On June 9 at 1:30 p.m. you can
find them at the Pinellas Park Senior
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.

A Summer
Dinner Dance
The historic Gulfport Casino
Ballroom and Tampa Bay's premier
dance band, "Maggio Total Sound" is
hosting a Summer Dinner Dance on
Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m. and all
are invited!
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a
one-hour dance lesson instructed by
the wonderful and talented Theresa
Moore. You will have a choice of two
delicious entrees of authentic Tampa
Cuban food catered by Del Rio's Caf6:
roast pork or baked chicken. Both
include yellow rice, black beans,
"Pepe" salad, Cuban bread and
homemade desserts. Buffet opens
at 6:30 p.m. for those not attending
the lesson and 7 p.m. after your
lesson. Buffet dinner tickets are $15
a person and can only be purchased
in advance. Dance tickets are $12.50
or $15 at the door. The Casino will
have a cash bar available.
Dance the night away with "Maggio
Total Sound" to 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s
dance favorites. Rock, disco, funk,
oldies, classic love songs and more
from Sinatra to Santana.
The dance cost is $12.50 per
person advance only ($15 at door)
or reserve a table of eight for $100/
reserve a table of 10 for $125 (all
reserved tables will be front row
around dance floor). RSVP by email
at Maggiototalsound@yahoo.com
or call Dave Maggio at 727-804-
5325. Advance tickets available at
the Gulfport Casino 727-893-1070
and Gulfport Beach Bazaar 727-
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Farewell from the
Garden & Bird Club
Early in 1941, several women doing
Red Cross sewingin the dining room of
the Cedars Hotel (now the Peninsula
Inn) decided they would like to know
more about raising flowers and
vegetables. A nucleus was formed and
by May 1941, the Gulfport Garden &
Bird Club was organized with the
objective of beautifying Gulfport.
There were speakers, flower shows,
garden and yard contests, picnics
and trips. These traditions continued
through today with local garden
tours, trips and speakers providing
information of Florida flora and
fauna. Beautification projects have
included the placement of bird baths


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in Veteran's Park and Clymer Park
along with an egret statute in Clymer
Park and a pelican on the pier. The
club has also been responsible for
the planting of trees and shrubs in
and around city parks and buildings.
For many years, holiday gifts were
provided to the residents of the Boca
Ciega Nursing Home.
In May of 2013, the Gulfport Garden
& Bird Club requested new members
to participate in their events and to
share their expertise. While they
were successful in their search for
new membersincreasing membership
from 22 to 41, they failed in finding
individuals interested in a leadership
role.
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the seats to be vacated in the 2014-
2015 year beginning in September.
The positions to be filled were
President, Executive Vice-President,
Vice-President of Program Support
and Treasurer. The Nominating
Committee was not able to identify
any interested parties to fill any of
the roles. For this reason, with great
regret, the Gulfport Garden & Bird
Club has been dissolved effective
immediately.
The membership voted at their
final meeting on May 15 to spend
the remaining budgetary monies on
items to beautify Gulfport along with
a plaque showing the history of the
club. As items are purchased and
placed, a notice will appear in the
Gabber.
They want to thank their members
and the residents of Gulfport for
their expressed interest, support and
participation throughout the history
of the Gulfport Garden & Bird Club.

YMCA Diabetes
Prevention Program
Did you know that reducing your
body weight byjust 7% and increasing
your physical activity can greatly
reduce your risk of developing a host
of chronic diseases?
The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg
has joined forces with the Center for
Disease Control (CDC) and Medicare
to help seniors take control of their
health. Gulfport Senior Center will
begin offering a new session of the
YMCA classes to make it easier for
local seniors to take advantage of
this program. The next series of
classes begin Monday, June 2 at the
Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th
Ave. S. at 12 p.m.
Participants work together to lose
a modest amount of weight, increase
their physical activity and create
healthy habits that can reduce
risks of diabetes, cancer, heart
disease, and erectile dysfunction.
Classes meet for one hour a week
for 16 weeks and are followed up by
monthly maintenance meetings. All
classes are led by a trained lifestyle
coach. Participants are eligible for a
complimentary membership to the
YMCA throughout the program.
Call 727-895-9622, ext. 219 or
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Third Annual Gulfport
Aquamania
By 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.

Teen Video Game Party
Hey teens! Come celebrate the end of
the school year with an after-hours
video game party on June 6 from 7 to
9 p.m. They'll supply pizza, soda, and
a variety of gaming consoles. Sign up
and parental consent form required.

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Please call Cailey Kasson, Youth
Librarian, at 893-1133.

Gulfport Little League
Closing Day
Come celebrate the end of another
great season with Gulfport Little
League at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June
7 at Lum Atkinson Ball Fields, 5460
Tangerine Ave. S. Join them as they
recognize the kids and sponsors
and play tee ball, softball and
baseball. Ride the trolley over to the
Aquamania Festival featuring water
alides, recycle regatta, duck races,
cake walk, live music and much
more.
To register for fall visit
gulfporthttleleague.net or call Bruce


Ward at 727-327-7383. To sponsor a
team or volunteer, call Denise Lowe
at 813-325-8637.

Get Out!
Love to run, have a dream of
completing a 5K, or just enjoy a nice
walk around the block? Join other
like-minded individuals for Gulfport
Runners and Walkers' 3.1 mile loop.
Participants meet at Salty's in
Gulfport, 5413 Shore Blvd. S. at 6:30
p.m. every Tuesday, follow the out and
back 5k course at their desired pace,
and return to Salty's for drinks and
good company (food can be brought in
from any local restaurant). Children
and dogs welcome!


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By Holiday Mathis
It's likely that the usual daily
proceedings, especially the Cancer-
ruled domestic routines, won't run
as smoothly after the Mercury
retrograde begins on Saturday, June
7. In each unforeseen circumstance,
there's a lesson -- for instance, "slow
down" or "tolerate change." Use the
early week to set up systems and
back-up systems to ensure that the
minor glitches don't hold you up for
too long.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
Thoughts are as contagious as
diseases. Also, the thought of getting
sick could actually make you sick.
You won't have time to listen to
people talk about illnesses or burden
you with sad stories this week.
There are plenty of other ways to be
compassionate while taking care of
your own health and well-being.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). A
situation you thought you were in
by choice will start to seem like a
kind of invisible prison this week.
Define where the walls are. Push
against them. Be bold. You definitely
can break free, but first you have
to know what the limitations and
opportunities are.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can't
be alert to your environment while
being hypnotized by your own inner
monologue. In the interest of staying
present, you will listen carefully to
this monologue so you can determine
what exactly is so compelling about it.
You will demystify a thought process,
and it will lose command over you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You
know that your personal story isn't
central to the universe, and yet it's
the only one you have. So who could
blame you for being so attached to
it? Your experiences this week will
change your point of view, and you'll
want to think about and tell your
story differently than you have in the
past.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You
have many advantages in this week's
games, the first being that you
understand that "games" are what
they really are. You're in it to have
fun. Don't be too afraid of making
mistakes. Go from the premise that
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you're supposed to make them, and
then roll up your sleeves and get
dirty.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Thoughts become words, become
actions, become habits, become
character, become a life. There's
something you'll find difficult to
manage this week. Instead of trying
to rearrange behaviors and the
material aspects of the problem, start
by rearranging your thoughts. It's
easier and lighter that way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Money is tricky this week. Everyone
has an opinion on how to manage it.
If you spend freely, they'll call you
extravagant; if you're too tight, they'll
call you cheap. The key is to spend on
what you love and what matters to
you and yours. Try not to let public
opinion sway your financial dealings
too much.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Some animals in nature taste terrible
-- that is their whole gig. They've
evolved to taste so awful that none
of the other animals want to eat
them. You'll want to be left alone this
week, too, but you'll have to think of
another defense. Probably asking for
the space you need will be enough.
Dare to be honest.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
Even though you are older and your
circumstances have changed, you
still find yourself reacting to your
environment as you would have as a
child. Once you recognize that this is
nothing more than a learned pattern
of behavior that can, with a little
work, be unlearned, you'll break the
habit and be free of it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Pisces
poet and playwright Henrik Ibsen
said, "You should never wear your
best trousers when you go out to fight
for freedom and truth." You'll get a
bit dirty for all the right reasons this
week. You'll stand, work, toil and
even battle for what you know is
right and score an amazing victory
for your side.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). As for
the one you think fondly of, the one
whose memory warms your heart and
brings a smile to your lips -- do you


know why this person has made you
happy? This one is kind to you, the
way you aspire to be kind to others.
You'll hold this person up in your
heart as an example, and your week
will be better for it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What
you really want in your heart is to be
more adult, less selfish, with a greater
sense of connection to others. It's only
human nature to want what's in your
own best interest. Ethical and moral
dilemmas will arise. Mostly they
are small, minor decisions you must
make, but you'll define your character
through them.
This Week's Birthdays: You're
not trying to be a martyr or a saint;
you're only trying to live by what you
know is right and loving. The way you
give of yourself will bring beauty to
your part of the world. You're willing
to do what others are not. You know
that the people who aren't the easiest
to love are the ones who need love
the most. The jolly and abundant
times will be in July, September
and November. Serious business
gets accomplished this month and in
December. Your family will grow in
January.


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weeks with Len & Arlene
Tuesday, 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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10 Things You Need to Know About Buying Storm Windows & Doors


If you ask StormFitters' CEO Bill Covington why he's so
passionate about windows and doors, he'll probably share
some pretty exciting hurricane stories. Bill has been in the
construction and remodeling business for over 30 years
and has taken part in over 15,000 remodeling projects.
Having seen the damage Florida storms can cause, he
knows the importance of having the right windows and
doors and why they matter in protecting your home from
devastation.
So what do Tampa Bay homeowners need to know when
you consider buying new windows and doors to safeguard
your home? Bill didn't give a single reason. He gave ten.
Here are the StormFitters' Top 10 things to remember
when you buy.
1. Deal direct with a local, well-established
company. Know the people you will have doing the work,
as well as the products that will be used. Proper
installation ensures the products will perform as well as
possible and deliver maximum protection.

2. Skip the middleman and save money. Buying from a
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3. Insist on master craftsmen to measure every opening
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stand behind every job.

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windows and doors from a company that will be there for
you. With thousands of installations in Tampa Bay,
StormFitters is quite proud of their track record.

5. Be sure to get complete hurricane protection
products for your Florida home, whether it's hurricane
shutters or high-impact windows and storm doors. Don't
settle for less the money you save might not be enough to
replace what you could lose!
6. Products should be stringently tested and
registered. Products that offer storm defense should be
tested for structural, wind resistance, impact strength, and
insulation values. They should also be approved by the
State of Florida.

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Call to Artists for
Annual Gecko Creations
Local artists are invited to submit a
proposal for the creation of a larger-
than-life gecko to be auctioned during
the annual Gecko Ball in Gulfport
on August 23. Artists selected will
be supplied with a steel form in
the shape of a gecko, either large
(approximately 36 inches long by 18
inches wide) or small (approximately
24 inches long by 13 inches wide).
Up to 10 artists will be selected to
participate this year. Each gecko
may be embellished, re-shaped,


formed and/or re-imagined in any
form and using any media by the
participating artist. Except for the
steel form, artists are responsible
for purchasing any materials needed
to create their designs. Each artist
selected will receive two tickets to the
Gecko Ball and will be acknowledged
during the event.
Participating artists should live in
or near Gulfport or have personal,
familial or working ties to the city.
If interested, artists should send a
written summary and photos of some
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the gecko if chosen.
The deadline to submit an
expression of interest will be June
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For more information, contact
Owen Pach at 727-623-4920 or
email owenpachglass@gmail.com.
Each of the geckos will be displayed
in a shop, gallery or restaurant in
the waterfront district in the weeks
leading up to Gecko Ball.
This is the fifth year that artists
will be selected to create geckos to
be auctioned at the Gecko Ball and
the popularity of the gecko auction
grows each year. Nearly 30 geckos
have been created in previous years,
each becoming a collector's item. A
portion of proceeds from the Gecko
Ball, as well as GeckoFest and the
Gecko Pub Crawl is donated to local
charities each year, and also funds
the commission of public art projects
in the Gulfport waterfront district.
The theme of this year's Gecko
Ball is "Roaring Geckos!" a 1920s
motif evoking flappers, "The Great
Gatsby," gangsters, "Guys and Dolls,"
and other 20s touchstones. Costumes
are encouraged! The event includes
a dinner buffet, cash bar, live music
and dancing, costume contest, silent
auctions and the live auction of artist-
created geckos. Tickets for Gecko
Ball go on sale a few weeks prior to
the event, and it is known to sell out
every year. To receive updates on
Gecko Ball, including announcements
of ticket sales and locations, visit and
like the Facebook page for Gecko Ball
at facebook.com/geckoball. Ticket
sales announcements will also be
published in local media. For more
information, please contact Daniel
Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email
dan@igc.org.













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trees in a simple, step-by-step
process. The book, "What Tree Is
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See a Free Screening
of the Film "Outrage"
The Peace and Social Concerns
committee of the St. Petersburg
Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers) is planning a free
screening of the film "Outrage" in
tribute to St. Pete Pride and June as
Gay Pride month in St. Petersburg.
The film is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 31 at the Quaker
Meeting House located at 130 19th
Ave. SE in St. Petersburg. Cheese and
wine and a social time are scheduled
prior to the movie beginning at 7:30
p.m. The film and social are both
open to the public.
Oscar-nominated documentary
filmmaker Kirby Dick sets out
to expose the hypocrisy of gay
politicians who passionately criticize
the LGBT community in public
while concealing their own sexual
orientation. The film explores how
closeted gay politicians often are
the most vehement supporters of
legislation which harms the very
community in which they are secretly
a part.
On hand to give a counter-
perspective, openly gay St. Petersburg
city council member Steve Kornell
will be a featured guest. Kornell was
the first openly gay candidate to win
election as a city council member in
St. Petersburg. He has never hid his
sexuality, but he also didn't make it
a campaign issue.
The St. Petersburg Meeting of
Quakers meets every Sunday
morning with for a traditional silent
Quaker worship service beginning
at 10:30 a.m. There is also an adult
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9:30 a.m. preceding the Meeting
for Worship every Sunday. A youth
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Overheard at the May 27

St. Pete Beach City Commission Meeting


Public Comment & Council Quotes


"I'm here tonight to say how proud
we are tonight of the mayor and
the mayor's team." Heyward
Chapman

"I think that's something we should
continue to do." Mayor Maria
Lowe, on holding workshops
separate from the commission
meetings

"But by then, everyone's already gone
and voted." Rosemary Manning,
about the second opportunity
for public comment after the
meeting

"I'm not just talking to talk; this is
actual information." Deborah
Edney, about board of adjustment
chair Paul Skipper

"There's like, eight pages of crooks."
- Deborah Edney, about Paul
Skipper. She ran out her three-
minute limit and the commission
gave her permission to speak
another three minutes.

i think your point is received ... [but]
there is no one here to defend that
individual." Mayor Maria Lowe,
to Edney

"You can't pick and choose who's
local and who's not ... If we want to
use local, we need to be able to reach
out to those who have that talent and
skill." Mayor Maria Lowe, about
using local businesses for city
work

"It can't be that hard to come up with
a temporary use process ... I think we
need to be sensitive to addressing this
... It seems like an easy fix." Vice
Mayor Melinda Pletcher, at the
proposed 90 day time period to
create a temporary use permit
application process

"I don't think it's that easy." City
Attorney Susan Churuti, to the

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vice mayor

"It's not really this commission or
current city staff that's created this
condition." Vice Mayor Melinda
Pletcher, about the lack of a clear
process for getting a temporary
use permit

"No government bought that land
for that man ... That man bought
that land with money out of his own
pocket." John Michael, about the
plot of property the Sirata uses
for parking

"Compared with Nebraska, this is
heaven." Chad Nelson

"We are in this situation because
our comprehensive plan is under
challenge." Mayor Maria Lowe,
about the hesitancy of businesses
to develop land until the
litigation swirling around the
city's comprehensive plan draws
to a close. In the interim, some
property owners have started
using their undeveloped land for
parking.

"We should have had more
preparation legally before tonight."
- Deborah Schechner, about the
temporary use permit process
and what some in the audience
perceived as the city attorney's
lack or preparation to speak on
the issue

"I hope those who are litigating.., that
they recognize what they are doing to
our city. This should not be occurring.
... This entire conversation is
ludicrous. There's an injustice greater
than any discussion occurring right
now. ... This is every resident in our
city being affected by this." Mayor
Maria Lowe, about the people
with lawsuits against the city
and how those lawsuits impact
businesses and the residents.

'President Nixon got pardoned,


too." Harry Metz, about the
attorney currently representing
St. Pete Beach, Susan Churuti.
Churuti left Pinellas County
amid a 2007 controversy over a
land deal involving the property
appraiser. Churuti represented
both the county and the
property appraiser as the county
negotiated a land purchase of
the appraiser's private property.
She appeared before a grand jury
and was cleared.

"I'm tired. I'm getting crabby." -
Vice Mayor Melinda Pletcher,
at 10:30 p.m., five hours and 15
minutes after the commission
called to order a series of three
meetings. The mayor adjourned
the meeting at 12:07 a.m.

i would appreciate for decorum's sake
that we not use derogatory language
... like 'stupid'... or a negative tone. "-
Mayor Maria Lowe, to a resident

"It's the place to be on a Tuesday
night!" Mayor Maria Lowe, about
the commission meeting

"A lot of people are smiling because
we have a nice commission now." -
Michael Lehman

"None of our money whatsoever
will go towards a hotel lobby." -
Mayor Maria Lowe, about the
Community Redevelopment Area
funding and how the tax money
will get spent

"We need to get more trash cans in
that vicinity ... Today [Tuesday]
was the worst. Today it looked like
a dump." District Two Interim
Commissioner Rick Falkenstein,
about the north end of the beach.
He says he'd like to talk to the
management of the PCI and other
hotels to see what they can offer
so the city doesn't need to spend
its own money.







ALL PROPERTYIN THE CITYLIMITS OFSOUTHPASADENA IS SUBJECT TO FLOODING!

CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA FLOOD FACTS
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies issued or renewed in the City of South Pasadena receives a 15% premium discount According to the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this discount is the result of the City's qualifying as a Class 7 in the NFIP Flood Insurance Program's
Community Rating System. The City has achieved this rating through activities such as maintenance of drainage facilities, regulation of stormwater discharge
and distribution of this information as part of the Community Outreach Program.


Assistance is Available
Publications pertaining to property protection, flood safety, etc. can be
obtained at South Pasadena City Hall 7047 Sunset Drive South, South
Pasadena, FL or information links on the City of South Pasadena
website: ci.south-nasadena.fl.us/.
Questions pertaining to flood zone, protection methods, flood elevation
certificates, grant assistance, etc; please contact South Pasadena
Community Improvement Department at (727) 3434192.

Flood Insurance Rate Mars
The most recent Flood Insurance Rate Map for South Pasadena went
into effect in 2003. Since all of South Pasadena is in a Special Flood
Hazard Area, it is important to know the base flood elevation of the
property and the flood insurance purchase requirements. The City of
South Pasadena has copies of the elevation certificates for many
structures in the community.

Are you insured?
The 2005 Hurricane Season was one of the worst on record and saw
Florida impacted by four major hurricanes. Property losses due to
flooding are not covered under most standard homeowner insurance
policies. You can protect your home and its contents with flood
insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The NFIP is a federal program that enables property owners to buy
flood insurance at reasonable rates in participating communities. In
return, participating communities carry out flood management measures
designed to protect life and property from future flooding. The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Federal Insurance
Administration administers the NFIP.
As a Special Flood Hazard Area, flood insurance is required for all
properties in the City of South Pasadena with a federally backed
mortgage. To find out more about flood insurance for your property and
its contents, contact your insurance agent. There is usually a waiting
period before a flood insurance policy takes effect, so do not wait until a
storm threatens before you secure the flood insurance you need.

Flood Threat
Flooding in South Pasadena can be caused by heavy rainfall that occurs
in short periods of time, as is common during summer thunderstorms,
and by tidal surges that accompany coastal storms, tropical storms and
hurricanes. Hurricane tidal surges are the City's greatest threat and can
cause flooding up to 24 hours before the "eye" of the storm reaches the
coast. Because the City has low land elevations and abuts the Boca
Ciega Bay, the flood threat is significant. FEMA has identified the
entire City as a Special Flood Hazard Area on the Flood Insurance Rate
Maps. These maps establish base flood elevations for development
within these areas with the lowest permitted habitable flood levels
ranging from 10 to 15 feet above sea level.

Flood Warning Systems
The Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) works with
the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center, and the
cities to monitor flood and storm threats and advise the communities
accordingly. Flood alerts are issued by: TV 8; TV13; TV 10; and Bay
News 9. For evacuation centers or other information on flooding, write
to: Pinellas County Emergency Management, 400 S. Fort Harrison
Avenue Room #111 Clearwater, FL. 33756 OR visit the County
website: aineliascountv.orp/emerencv/shelters.htm


Storm Warnings
* Tropical storm watch: Tropical storm conditions are possible within 48
hours.
* Tropical storm warning: Tropical storm conditions are expected within
36 hours.
* Hurricane watch: Hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours.
* Hurricane warning: Hurricane conditions expected within 36 hours.
All preparations should be complete.

Flood Safety Measures
South Pasadena residents can protect themselves from flood hazards by
taking measures to ensure the safety of life and property before, during,
and after a flood occurs. These safety measures include:

Prepare before the storm
* Know your evacuation plan. Evacuation time for South Pasadena
could take hours because the City's evacuation routes are prone to
flooding early in a storm. Pinellas County has posted all primary
evacuation routes with blue and white signs.
* Review your family disaster plan.
* Get your survival kit (double check your kit and make necessary
purchases of food, water, and medicines to avoid lines and traffic),
important insurance papers, and identification ready.
* Prepare your home and yard (shop early, be sure you have all materials
and tools necessary to shutter windows)
* If you have special needs, be sure your caregiver begins to implement
your plan and, if needed, you are registered for a special needs shelter.
* Gather special supplies for infants, children, seniors and pets.

Pinellas County EMS, the South Pasadena Fire Department and PSTA
work together to provide evacuation assistance to those persons
requiring special assistance enrolled in the County's special assistance
program. If you are physically impaired or require special assistance
to evacuate, write to: Pinellas Co. Emergency Management 400 S. Fort
Harrison Ave. Room #111 Clearwater, FL 33756 Or call (727)
464-3800 to register. Do not wait for a storm to strike! Write or call as
soon as possible for an application requesting placement into the
program.

Preparation for evacuation
Keep a battery-powered radio tuned to local stations, and if an
evacuation order is given, comply with it. Even if the evacuation order
turns out to be unnecessary, leaving the area is better than potentially
risking the loss of life by staying.
When preparing your home prior to evacuation, it is advisable to:
* Turn off all the electricity, with the possible exception of the power to
your refrigerator;
* Fill your tabs, sinks, and any available containers with water, in case
fresh water is not available after the storm (Sanitize tabs and sinks with
bleach, rinse and then fill);
* Shut off your water line to prevent any contaminated water from
backing up into your house;
* Move as many valuables as possible to upper floor;
* Elevate furniture, if possible;
* Create floodway openings in non-habitable areas such as garage
doors;
* Seal off sewer lines to the dwelling to prevent the backflow of sewer
waters.
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After the storm
The City will be working as quickly as possible to ensure a speedy and
safe return to your homes.
- Keep a battery-powered radio with you so you can listen for
emergency updates and news reports.
- Use a battery-powered flash light to inspect a damaged home (The
flashlight should be turned on outside before entering the battery may
produce a spark that could ignite leaking gas, if present).
- Stay off the streets. If you must go out, watch for fallen objects;
downed electrical wires; and weakened walls, bridges, roads, and
sidewalks.
" Do not drive through a flooded area.
" Keep children away from the floodwaters, ditches, culverts and storm
drains.
" Clean everything that has been wet.
" Use the phone only to report life-threatening emergencies.
" Watch out for animals, especially poisonous snakes.

More people are injured after a storm due to unsafe buildings, downed
power lines, contaminated water, and other unsafe conditions than are
injured in the storm itself. Carefully check for structural damage prior to
entering a building. Use caution when re-entering the structure. Turn on
electricity one breaker at a time and watch for smoke or sparks.

Pronertv Protection
While recent construction practices and regulations have made new
homes less prone to flooding, many existing structures remain
susceptible. Retrofitting non-compliant buildings is a recommended
approach to reduce flooding because the property itself remains subject
to flooding while the building is modified to prevent or minimize
flooding of habitable space. Several approaches to retrofitting are:
" Elevation of the structure above flood protection levels
" Construction of barriers (floodwalls, berms)
" Dry flood proofing (water tight floor and wall systems).
" Wet flood proofing (construction that allows the entry and passage of
flood water and also removing or relocating items of value to higher
elevation levels).

Floodplain Management
The City's Stormwater Management Regulations require new
construction and substantial remodeling to meet stringent standards in
order to increase the survivability of structures, reduce the cost of repair
and reconstruction after a storm event, and ensure that reasonably
priced flood insurance is available.

Drainage System Maintenance
The City continues to improve and maintain its stormwater management
system. This has reduced the amount and duration of road and yard
flooding during the rainy season. The City routinely inspects and
performs maintenance on drainage ditches, catch basins, and culverts
that comprise the City's stormwater drainage system. If you see any
areas that may need additional maintenance or if you experience
any localized drainage problems, please call South Pasadena
(727) 343-4192.

Permit Requirements
The City administers flood management regulations that are designed to
minimize the potential of flood losses in the City. Any development
requires a permit from the City of South Pasadena Community
Improvement Department, which ensures that all development meets
the flood regulations. Such regulations include minimum elevations of
living floor areas, flood proofing of certain construction, limitations on
placement of fill, and limitations on substantial improvements,
additions, and reconstruction. Following NFIP standards, the City
mandates that if the cost of any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition
or other improvements to a building equals or exceeds 50% of the
building's depreciated value, then such work is considered a substantial
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improvement. The existing building is then required to meet the same
standards as a new building.
The NFIP standards relating to substantial improvement are enforced
through the development and building permitting process. Applicants
for remodeling or repair of "nonconforming" structures (i.e. buildings
which are not elevated to or above the base flood elevation) are required
to submit a cost estimate of the improvement and, if necessary, an
appraised value of the existing structure, to determine if the work
constitutes a substantial improvement.
The building permit review is a necessary component of its participation
in the NFIP, making flood insurance available to those who want to
protect their property from flood damage. Development that occurs
without permits threatens the City's continued participation in the NFIP
and the ability to obtain flood insurance. If you see development
occurring without permits, protect your rights and immediately contact
the City. Two funding programs are available to reduce or eliminate the
long-term risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National
Flood Insurance Program.


SAFIR-StMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE
Category Wind Speed
1 74-95 MPH
2 96-110 MPH
3 111-129 MPH
4 130-156 MPH
5 157 + MPH


POTENTIAL SURGE HEIGHTS (IN FEET)
A 4-8 FEET
EVACUATION B 8-14 FEET
ZONES C 14-19 FEET
D 19-26 FEET
E 26-29 FEET


Flood Mitigation Assistance
Qualified mitigation activities include elevation of the existing home or
commercial structure, acquisition of the property, or relocation of
insured structure out of the floodplain. The structure must be insured
under the NFIP and have suffered 2 or more flood losses; each with a
claim of at least $1,000 within any ten-year period since 1978.

Severe Repetitive Loss Program
A Severe Repetitive Loss property is defined as a residential property
that is insured under the National Flood Insurance Program and has at
least 4 Flood Insurance claim payments (building and contents) over
$5,000 each, and the cumulative amount of such claims payments
exceeds $20,000 within any ten-year period; Or has at least 2 separate
Flood Insurance claims payments (building payments only) have been
made with the cumulative amount of the building portion of such claims
exceeding the market value of the building within any ten-year period.

For more information go to:
FEMA/NFIP at fema.gov/
Pinellas County Emergency Management at
pinellascounty.orglemergency
Florida Department of Emergency Management at
floridadisaster.org
The Official Hurricane Guide for Pinellas County
p~inellascountv.orp./emer2encvhurricane~uide.htm







Local Obituaries -
ANNIS, MARILYN J. "MARGO,"
age 81, of South Pasadena, passed
away on May 14, 2014. Born in
Warren, OH. Marilyn was an award-
winning artist, beloved mother,
sister and aunt. She is survived by
her daughters, Nicola and Kim; her
sister, Kathy Nugent; and niece and
nephew, Lisa and Patrick Nugent.
We will miss her. She will join her
husband, William G. Annis at Bay
Pines National Cemetery. A Life
Tribute Funeral Home Gulfport.

LAURAIN, VALERIE, 72, of
Gulfport, passed away May 22, 2014.
She is survivedbyher children, Lynda
(Don) Glassman, John Campbell, and
Joe; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kassie,
Shane, Stacy, and Scarlett; and great-
grand children, Casey, Sapphire,
Autumn, and Lucious. Services will
be held at 2 p.m. on June 8, 2014
at Our Savior Lutheran Church,
5843 4th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
For more information, call Lynda
at 727-642-9770. Online guestbook


at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross
Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave.
727-381-4911.

ONOFRIO, MICHAEL, 70, of
Gulfport, died May 18, 2014, at
Bayfront Medical Center. No
survivors have come forward. A Life
Tribute, Gulfport, 727-347-5521.

VOSLER, JANET R., 92, of
Gulfport, passed away May 22, 2014.
She is survived by her loving family
and friends.

In Memory of
DAVID M. MEARES
It's hard to believe it has been two
years since God called you home.
Your dad and brother are with you,
so we know you're not alone. You
are truly missed and loved to this
day. We know we will all be together
someday.
Your Loving Family


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Foster Families
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kittens and senior felines in need.
Save Our Strays is a no-kill, non-
profit organization dedicated to
rehoming 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, north
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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-A-
Grille 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
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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. Stetson's 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
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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 Stetson's Veterans Pro Bono
Initiative Team, contact vetprobono@
law.stetson.edu or call 727-
562-7333.


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Lakewood United Church of Christ
has launched The Skyway Community
Market at 2601 54th Ave. S. in
St. Petersburg. 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.
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evidence presented not only by the
apparent increase in mass homicidal
attacks by mentally ill people but
also the concurrent increase in the
number of homeless-many of whom,
30 years ago, would have been part of
an institutional program.


The Killings and
Treatment for
Mental Illness
ell, another shooting. No,
not a shooting: A stabbing,
shooting and mayhem by
automobile. Ban cars and knives?
Only kidding on a no-kidding subject.
Carried a knife with me since I was
nine. Not sure why nine, or even if it
was nine, but we all carried pocket
knives in those days. But we never
thought of using it to stab anyone. It
was for whittling, certain throwing
games in the dirt, and other more
useful tasks like cutting ropes and
cords or sharpening your pencil
at school. Yeah, they had pencil
sharpeners, but we used knives or
sometimes just gnawed on the ends.
Anyway, this kooky guy, son of a
film director, well-to-do, one of the
so-called privileged, a playboy with
out any playmates, decided he hated
just about everyone, but particularly
blonde women, went and killed four
guys, two girls and himself, wounded
eight others and injured four more
with his car. He claimed he had no
friends but did have two roommates
-he was 22 one of whom he killed. I
guess they weren't friends either.
Police got a one-day warning when
he posted suicide-murder interpreted
stuff on Facebook, but they only
talked to him. Didn't search his room
and find his arsenal because he was
polite and calm. Parents got in on
it, apparently too late, although it
appears he's been under psychiatric
care a long time. If you want to know
more, check it out on the Internet. His
whole disturbed, sad and screaming-
for-help life is there to read in a 141
page day-before-massacre-written
auto-biography. And, don't pass
up reading the sicko comments by
women who think the killer was
"hot."
I know this sounds flip, but mental
illness is not a flippant subject. It's
real and guys like this Elliot Rodgers
are real and are real dangers. He,
and guys like him, are the root of


the psycho-murders that seemingly
plague this country. Yes, guns present
problems, but so do knives and cars
and anything else that is handy. At
the root of the problem, however, is
the person using the weapons. But,
mental illness isn't all potential
killers and that presents a problem
which is reflected in two pieces of
legislation now going head-to-head
in the House of Representatives.
One comes from Rep. Tim Murphy,
a Republican representative in
a Democratic district in Western
Pennsylvania. He is a practicing
psychologist who has headed up a
committee addressing the issue for
the past year. He has had bipartisan
support, but some backed off when
Democrats presented their own
bill. He favors changes in the laws
specifically, a mental health court,
to address the problems with the
severely mentally ill as well as easing
up medical disclosure laws relating
to family members.
An opposing view comes from Rep.
Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat
wounded in the Gabrielle Gifford
shooting, and Gifford's successor
when she couldn't remain in office
due to her injuries. He proposes no
changes in the law, but more funding
to provide broader and earlier care
for the mentally ill including funds
to address bullying.
Rep. Murphy wants to move dollars
from programs that he believes
haven't worked into funding for
programs dealing with the more
severely ill. He points out that in the
1970s, in Pennsylvania there were
20 mental institutions and eight
prisons. Now there are 20 prisons
and eight mental institutions. This
generated a vehement and virulent
response in the groups that have
worked for years to keep people out
of institutions, generally by relying
on advances in medicines and early
treatment. This was all before the
recent killings.
It is a debate worth having, but
while the advances in medicines and
early treatment have helped millions,
it is difficult to refute the empirical


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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 5/16
Drug Call- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 23rd Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5400 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Domestic- 700 BIk 58th St. S.
Assault/Battery- 2400 BIk 53rd St. S.
Animal Call- 1100 BIk 58th St. S.
Saturday 5/17
Trespass- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Gun Shot (Heard)- 2600 BIk 45th St.
S.
Noise- 2600 BIk Miriam St. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 5000 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Noise- 27th Ave. & 54th St. S.
DUl- 61st St & 17th Ave. S.


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Burglary- 1800 BIk 58th St. S.
Accident- 49th St. & 15th Ave. S.
Noise- 5200 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Noise- 5500 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Vandalism- 1800 BIk 60th St. S.
Animal Call- 31st St. & 49th St. S.
Sunday 5/18
Theft- 3100 BIk 59th St. S.
Animal Call- Shore Blvd. & Clinton St.
S.
Armed Person- 3000 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic- 2600 BIk 53rd St. S.
Assault/Battery- 64th St. & Pelican
Dr. S.
Noise- 4600 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Disorderly Conduct- 1700 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Domestic- 5200 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Monday 5/19
Drug Call- 500 BIk 34th St. S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk Kipps Colony Ct.
Theft- 6000 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Theft- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Vandalism- 2700 BIk 54th St. S.
Burglary- 4900 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Trash Dump- 5300 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Tuesday 5/20
Disorderly Conduct- 51st St. &
Tangerine Ave. S.
Theft- 5000 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.


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Trespass- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic- 5800 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 52nd St. & 19th Ave. S.
Person Under Influence- 5100 BIk
27th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Wednesday 5/21
Keep the Peace- 4900 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Animal Call(s)- Several Locations.
Stolen Vehicle- 5200 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Accident- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Thursday 5/22
Stolen Vehicle- 5200 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Animal Call- 6100 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Trespass- 58th St. & 11 th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 21st St. S.
Gun Shots (Heard)- 5000 BIk 23rd
Ave. S.
Burglary- 1100 BIk Gray St. S.
Gun Shots (Heard)- 5200 BIk 25th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5700 BIk 21st Ave. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Theft- 56th St. & Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Call- 1100 BIk 63rd St. S.
Drug Call- 58th St. & 9th Ave. S.





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Swing into Summer
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Kids of all ages are invited to come
out and celebrate the end of the school
year and the newly resurfaced courts
at this year's 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 Loew's Don CeSar.
For more information contact the
St. Pete BeachRecreationDepartment
at 727-363-9245.

The City of Gulfport
Celebrates Flag Day
Flag Day commemorates the adoption
of the flag on June 14, 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 and justice
for the American flag.
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
as they retire old American flags
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 727-893-
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The City of Gulfport Little Free Library
. Iq.. You may already be aware that
in addition to the Gulfport Public
Library our city has three other
libraries: Little Free Libraries.
You can find their locations as
well as all the locations of Little
Free Libraries all over the world
by going to the official Little Free
Library site LittleFreeLibrary.
org.
A very special fourth Little Free
Library will soon have its "grand
opening," but you can visit it
right now for a sneak preview at
the Gulfport Public Library.
This LFL is the first to be owned
by the City of Gulfport and was
sponsored by the Gulfport Public
Library and the Circle of Friends
of the Gulfport Library.
It was built by woodworking
craftsman John Kellogg who
donated his talents to create the structure which is topped with a charming
shake roof.
Then local artist Jane Buck donated her combined artistry and her knowledge
of local history to paint and embellish the LFL.
Don't forget to visit the library and unravel the history behind some of Jane's
artwork.
The Gulfport Library and Circle of Friends will be keeping the LFL stocked
with books for residents and visitors to "borrow," we also encourage you to drop
off a book for someone else to enjoy when it is placed in its official spot outside
the Gulfport Casino.


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 Thursday's
menu is koldunai (meat dumplings)
served with bacon and/or sour cream,
dessert and coffee. As usual, they
have Lithuanian beer and fresh
baked bread to buy every Thursday.
Call Vida at 866-7936 for more
information. Everyone is welcome.

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 non-
residents. The eight-week program
(June 16 to August 8) cost is $275 for
residents and $550 for non-residents,
which does not include field trips.
Pre-Camp (June 9 to 13) and Post-
Camp (August 11 to 15) cost is $77
for each week, which includes field
trips. Pre- and 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:
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Rec Center). Packets now available.
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Creative Crafts of the Garden Club
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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 non-
members $4 and you take home
what you craft. The public is
invited. Call 727-381-8920 or visit
gardenclubstpetersburg.org.
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By Matthew Margolis
Dogs Die in Smart
Cars, Too
Recently in Indio CA, a sheriff
smashed a car window to save two tiny
terriers from death by heatstroke.
It was a Smart car. Don't judge a
driver by her vehicle.
The temperature inside the car
was 134 degrees, according to
Riverside County Animal Services
spokesman John Welsh. For the
math-challenged, that's a difference
of 40 degrees from outside to inside.
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know that you don't leave an animal
in a car on a day like today," said
Riverside County Animal Services
Commander Rita Gutierrez.
Anyone in their right mind. But
what about all of the people who are
out of their right minds, or who are
legally in their right minds but still
make boneheaded moves like this?
Last week, police officers in
Coachella Valley arrested 29-year-
old Charu Cata Khanna on charges of
felony cruelty to an animal resulting
in death. She left her dog locked in
a car with the windows closed for
hours in a Del Taco parking lot. It
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control officers and peace officers to
do anything within reason to remove
an animal from a vehicle under such
conditions. Thirteen other states
have similar laws, and beyond those,
many states have broadened their
definitions of and stiffened their
penalties for animal cruelty.
Most people -- certainly people in
their right minds -- don't want their
dogs to suffer horrible deaths. Most of
us wish our dogs could live as long as
we do. This column, this information,
it's obviously not targeted at the
sociopaths who do this kind of thing
on purpose. Those people are beyond
the reach of words on a page.
It's for all the people who don't think,
who don't believe it could happen to
them, who say "I'll just be a minute,"
when really they'll be five or 10 - and
that just might be too many minutes.
It can happen that fast.
In 10 minutes, a car's internal
temperature can climb 15 degrees.
In just three minutes, your dog's
brain could already be impacted.
Dogs sweat only through their paws.
Panting is how they otherwise cool
themselves, but it's an inefficient
system in close quarters with poor
ventilation -- a.k.a., a car.
Young dogs might not have a fully
developed temperature-regulating
system. The organs of older dogs
might not be operating at their
full potential. Brachycephalic dogs
(Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston terriers,
Lhasa Apsos, Pekingese, Shih Tzus,
Boxers, Bull Mastiffs) are prone
to heatstroke due to small nasal
passages that make circulating air
for cooling challenging.
But no matter the dog, it's always a
gamble, a round of Russian roulette
with a life other than our own. It isn't
worth the risk, and it isn't fair to take
it. Our dogs are safer and happier
at home than in a parking lot. And
if you see a dog locked in a car and
in distress, call 911 and take it from
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Flora-Bama Bar: Mullets, Royal Reds and Hurricanes


By Cathy Salustri

Hurricane Ivan
the Florida panha
dumping mountains
deluge of saltwater
Bama bar. By 2013,
finished repairing ti
the interim, one of
notorious dive bars
away.
Look at the wood bea
Flora-Bama today
and you'll see
where the force
of Ivans winds
sandblasted
the rafters.
Any sentiments
etched into the
wood pre-Ivan are
notably lighter than
post-devastation
musings.


swept through
ndle in 2004,
of sand and a
into the Flora-
owners finally
he damages. In
Florida's most


more than one claim to fame. Aside
from the food, drinks and music,
the state's westernmost dive bar
has a host of festivals and parties
that celebrate not only mullet, but
songwriting, chili and bikinis. Pick
your vice: the Flora-Bama has a
party surrounding it.


kept plugging W HY : There is no
ins in the one reason to visit, but one of
the many things that compel
people to head to the Flora-
~Bama is its place in local
lore. In 2006, Jimmy Buffett
Z released a song called
r Bama Breeze, a song about
the Flora-Bama and the
W"q (7 devastation Ivan wrought
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WHAT: At the
westernmost edge of the Sunshine
State, the Flora-Bama Bar made
a name for itself with its annual
Interstate Mullet Toss every April.
Although the bar sits just inside the
Florida border -with six feet to spare
- people school to the annual contest.
For $15, mullet hopefuls stand in a
circle and try to toss a mullet across
the state line. The


all go to charity.
While the Interstate Mullet Toss
may draw the most people at one
time to the Flora-Bama, the bar has
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appropriately weathered and
loved, but doesn't have apparent
scars from Ivan. If you look
closely, however, you can still
find Ivan's signature everywhere.
The sandIblasted beams tell
part of the story; walk through
the bar on the first floor and
gently thump the wood walls.
When you do, you'll notice sand
coming out of the bottom of the
wall. That's sand from
Ivan, and staff say it will
likely be there as long as
the Flora-Bama stands.


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Bama remains
privately owned. Much
of the management
Steam worked there
before Ivan.


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along the panhandle beaches as you
can go: 17401 Perdido Key Drive, six
feet inside the Florida border.


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.LSomewhere off the
continental shelf, shrimp ers can find
shrimp called Royal Reds. These
large crustaceans taste like buttery
lobster and boil up bright red, hence
the name. The best part about the
best part? Because shrimpers don't
go for these fish unless they really,
really can't find shallow water
shrimp, they're not overfished
and are considered a sustainable
seafood, so eat as many as you'd like.

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of Royal Reds, often early.

fact: You can try and
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one brave man attempted, your
boxers) over a length of line strung
high above the dance floor. Of course,
if you make the shot, the bar


your bra.


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flt I ~ depends
on how much you eat or drink. You
can walk in for free, unless it's the
Interstate Mullet Toss. Then it costs
$10. The drinks and food is a little
pricier than a dive bar but right in
line with a beach bar, which means
maybe the Flora-Bama is, after all,
something slightly more than just a
dive bar.

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Everyone is invited to the German-
American Society located at 8098
66th St. N. in Pinellas Park, on
Saturday, May 31 to celebrate
"Heimat Abend". Doors open at
6 p.m. and the music which will be
provided by "Cathy's Lorelei" band
will begin at 7 p.m. The kitchen
is open until 8 p.m. and their full
service bar is open until 11 p.m.
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formal (no shorts, other than
lederhosen). The entrance fee is their
summer time rate of $5. For further
information contact Bob at 727-
238-8201.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council members
traveled to Daytona Beach for the
Annual Beta Sigma Phi Florida
State Convention. JoAnne Good was
crowned State Preceptor Woman
of the Year, State Council Woman
of the Year and finally the Overall
State Woman of the Year. Sunshine
City Council also won 1st Place in
the Best Rushing Event; 1st Place in
the Best Social Event and 2nd Place
in the Best Ways and Means Event.
Laureate Epsilon Theta won 3rd
Place in the Best Social, Best Ways
and Means and Best Service Event.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
will gather to celebrate the year's
accomplishment with a luncheon at
the 3 Oaks Cafe in Clearwater on
Saturday, May 31. The Chapter Ideal
Sister will be revealed and the Best
Program Award will be presented.
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
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S., Gulfport (enter on 26th Ave. S.
side).
The Art Reception, "About Face,"
places thirty-two pieces of Bagatti's
work on display. All faces, human
and non-human, were taken with
a Canon and AE1 film (not digital).
Bagatti says, "Interestingly, some of
those strangers have asked to take
my picture."
Jude is a Jersey native who's 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 five continents
interspersed with her anecdotes,
essays and poetry.
Jude's photography is held in private
collections and has been shown at
numerous venues on both Florida
coasts, including Tampa's Florida
Museum of Photographic Arts. Her
photographs and published writings
have won coveted awards. She still
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around the world, dreading the day
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Mayor Calls Out People Suing the City
Three St. Pete Beach properties the Grand Plaza, the Sirata Beach Resort,
and a private lot owned by Beth Morean all have approved temporary uses
as parking lots. The problem is that the city doesn't have, according to the
commission, a clear, consistent process for issuing a temporary use permit.
The city's land development code states that "all applications shall be
submitted to the city manager in a form specified by the city" and that "after
an application is determined sufficient and after the appropriate staff review
and approval process, a permit will be issued."
Commissioners want to outline the process to which the code refers and also
qualify what "temporary use" means. They used the example of the Nicklaus
family, who own the Sirata. The Nicklauses own an undeveloped lot on the east
side of Gulf Boulevard and use it for parking. Greg Nicklaus has permission in
the form of an email from the former city manager.
Because some felt that an email was not the best way to issue permission,
and in response to requests from residents and business owners for a clear
process that allows for transparency, at the commissions meeting May 27,
planning consultant David Healy told the board he could create a more specific
process in three months.
Mayor Maria Lowe apologized both to the businesses and the residents for
the difficulties, then chastised the people suing the city.
"I don't believe any of these properties would be used for parking if the
comprehensive plan was in place," Mayor Lowe said. The city still faces a
lawsuit from resident and former candidate for commission, Jim Anderson,
over its comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan serves as a rule book for
what can be built, in what area things can be built, and how many things can
be built in certain areas of the city. Lawyers have advised the city that anyone
who attempts to build anything on St. Pete Beach until the litigation ends
could face legal issues themselves.
"I hope those who are litigating, that they recognize what they are doing to
our city," Lowe said. "This entire conversation is ludicrous. There's an injustice
greater than any discussion occurring right now; this is every resident in our
city being affected by this."
While Vice Mayor Melinda Pletcher asked Healy to create a process in 60, not
90 days, that pressure came up against the practical realties of being unable to
get the planning commission to meet and vet the process before mid-June.
Over the next three months, the planning board, city staff and the consultant
will review and draft a process. In the interim, the city will put a moratorium
on code enforcement on these three properties over the next 90 days.
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Beach Attorney Stays But Not For Long

Although the St. Pete Beach city commission voted unanimously May 27 to
approve a contract to make v the attorney of record as of July 1, they also voted
to look for a new attorney.
Churuti, an attorney with Bryant Miller Olive who historically represented the
city only when the attorney of record, Mike Davis, could not attend meetings,
will become the city's official attorney when Davis retires in June. Because
the St. Pete Beach city charter mandates the city must name an individual
rather than a firm as its attorney, Bryant Miller Olive presented the city with
a contract for Churuti's services.
Bryant Miller Olive will charge St. Pete Beach a $4,500 monthly retainer,
$205 for attorney time, $125 for paralegal or law clerk time, and $225 an hour
for special counsel.
Churuti, who at the last meeting read a list of her stated conflicts of interest
and told the commission her specialty wasn't city law, said she wanted to help
the city however she could.
"I don't want to take advantage of the fact that you're vulnerable and I don't
think this contract does that," Churuti said, referencing the city's vacant city
manager and community development director positions.
"I don't feel like we're vulnerable," Lowe said. "I don't feel like the city is in
jeopardy."
While several in audience asked the commission to seek another attorney
and cited a 2007 scandal involving Churuti at the county level Churuti, an
attorney for Pinellas County who represented both the county and the property
appraiser in a land deal between the two, was later cleared by a grand jury -
the commission kept their remarks to the present. They thanked Churuti but
said they wanted to get bids from other attorneys.
"I think we owe it to the taxpayers that we do go out and see what's out there,"
District Two Commissioner Rick Falkenstein said. Commissioners added
the need to get bids was not only about price, but did not elaborate beyond
expressing a desire to investigate their options.
At the last commission meeting, Churuti told the commission Bryant Miller
Olive would not bid but would stand by the contract.
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timates. 727-804-4300. RX1 1066857.

HARDWOOD EXPERTS
Make your Old Floors Look New Again. All
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all for Free Estimate. 727-542-0882. Li-
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WALL & CEILING
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ture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured.
Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off
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EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps.
439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited.
ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property
Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida
Certified. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Office, 347-
1123, Licenced & Insured.

NEIGHBORHOOD
LAWN CARE
Mowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality
Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates,
Licensed & Insured. Senior Discount. 727-
202-7557.
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R.S. LAWN CARE SERVICE- Mowing, Edg-
ing, Blowing, Hedge Trimming, Sodding, Com-
plete Lawn Care! Dependable, Licensed/In-
sured. Senior Discounts. Call 727-565-7353.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
L, Trees cleaned, elevated
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Stump grinding
-. Hazardous limb removal
Lic# 070000898 Storm and roof protection
Insured
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601


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Mowing starting at $20/lawn. Gutter clean-
outs, tree trimming, springtime planting. Hon-
est, Reliable, Licensed. 20+ Yrs. Experience.
Call Eric at 727-612-4200.
LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Clean-
ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush
Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris
Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave,
727-215-2229.

J's LAWN MAINTENANCE
Mowing, Edging, Hedge Trimming
Sodding, Planting & Mulching

FREE ESTIMATES

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DAN'S HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service
Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers.


BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS INC -
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall
Repair, Taping, Wall Paper Removal, Pres-
sure Washing, Free Estimates. Lic. #C-9894,
Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-1088.











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Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs.
Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-344-
1674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749.
Recommended on Angie's List.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
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Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.


EMPLOYMENT
(727) 3214965 fax (727) 327.7830


DELIVER PHONE BOOKS- Work your own
hours. Must have: Insured Vehicle; be at least
18 yrs old; valid DL. No experience necessary.
1-800-518-1333x224.
www.deliverthephonebook.com
EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN- With Truck &
Tools, 727-415-0404.

VISITING ANGELS
Mature companions, homemakers, CNA's
needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule.
Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034.
MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHED- Com-
Eany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Current Driver's
icense Essential. Beach Location. 727-363-
1074.
DRIVERS $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!- Great
Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this
Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-
517-2507
NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES Start
Immediately, F/T, P/T, Paid Every Friday, Ben-
efits Included, www.mcahiringnow.com, 407-
245-7318.



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wanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No
Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or
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Furniture/Appliances


MAYTAG HIGH EFFICIENCY-
Washer, 2 yrs. old, Cost New $699, Yours for
$275. 727-345-5816.



THULE ROOF RACK- four'J' Racks for Kayak.
$100. 727-560-2508
DUANE SHINN PIANO COURSE- 52-week
Crash Piano Course, 13 DVDs and 8 Lesson
Books, Works! $300 obo, Call Wes, 727-485-
8820.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.

LAWN MOWERS
ALL KINDS
Please Call Frank at 727-418-8297.
AIRLINE VOUCHER- Worth $200, Fully Trans-
ferable, $150 obo, 727-3601257.
2011 MR. POOL SWIMMING POOL- 18'
round, 4' deep, w/ladder & new pump. $600
o.b.o. 727-776-9739.
CYCLE RACK- Fits 2-1/2 inch receiver. 500#
Capacity. $60 OBO. 727-560-2508


ANTIQUE ARMOIRE- Art Deco design, mir-
ror, drawer & cedar lined, $125. (2) 50's style
decorative glass lights, $50/pair. (3) Shaker
chairs, $25/Each. o.b.o. everything. 727-323-
3200.
GLASS SHELVES-Misc. Sizes. Industrial
Grade Pegboard 47"x28.5", Gray, Oak & Wal-
nut, $2 & $3. Older Executive Desk 80" x 43"
Good for Crafts, Train Set, Work Table, $25.
Oak Hallway Coat Rack, 4'w x 6'h, $100, U
Shaped Jewelry Display Case, $120, Jewelry
Armoir, 5 Available, up to $20. Call 727-455-
2707.



SEARAY 17' BOWRIDER- 4cyl., Alphal, O/D.
Trailer, Many New Items. $1850 o.b.o. 727-
560-2508.
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.


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Laptops. Any Condition. Call Glenn 727-565-
7184. Day or Evening.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Florida Body Shop gives notice of Foreclo-
sure and Lein and Intent to sell the following
vehicle on 6/9/14 at 10:00 a.m. at 6363 Ulmer-
ton Road, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company
reserves the right to accept or reject any and
all bids.
2010 Chevy
1 G1ZA5E08AF192267
(May 29, 2014)
NOTICE TO RELOCATE WITH MINOR
CHILD- Jennifer Mary Feddon, You are noti-
fied that a petition to relocate with minor child
has been filed and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
Steve Ullum at 3922 Casaba Loop, Valrico, FL
33596 on or Before 6/23/2014. File the original
with the Clerk of Court at 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Room 101, Tampa, FL 33602. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
PLACEYOUR AD HERE- $15.00 for 20 words,
includes notarized affidavit of publication and
tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965.

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MOVING SALE-Saturday only! 2625 Beach
Blvd. S. 8-1p.m. (?) Vintage Furniture, Hoosier
Cabinet, Diningroom Table & Corner Cabinet,
Wicker Daybed, Misc. Household Items.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8-4PM. 3144 33rd
Ave. N. Lots of Clothes, Furniture, Misc. Let's
make a deal!
TOOLS & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS- No Early
Birds. Sat. only. 8:30-12:30. 6219 13th Ave. S.,
Gulfport
INDOOR SALE-Benefit Mission Trips to Costa
Rica/Haiti. Sat. First Baptist Church, 1900
Gandy Blvd. Tools, Fishing, Toys, Jewelry,
Furniture, Clothes, Household & More. Follow
Signs.
APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, GIRLS STUFF-
8136 23rd Ave. N. Huge Fundraiser, Friday &
Sat. 8am-4pm. Multi Family. Play Station 2,
Esteban Guitar, Christian books/CD's, Good
quality stuff. Much More!
STORAGE UNIT SALE- Gulfport Storage Unit
#A-24. 4924 Tangerine Ave. S. Misc. Merchan-
dise, Antique Furniture, Lapidary Equipment.
Fri., Sat. 8-2pm.



FOUND MULTIPLE KEYS- Claim at Gulfport
Rec. Ctr.5730 Shore Blvd. S.



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 ] have recourse from the depth
of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has
given great power to come to my assistance.
elp me in my present urgent petition. In re-
turn, I promise to makeyour name known and
call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all
who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fa-
thers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. L.B.

NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
atYour Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesdays. G.B.


June 3, 2014


June 4, 2014


June 11, 2014


June 13, 2014


June 17, 2014


IRea "l EstateL" for Rent

TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, PA. at
727-822-2200.
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issue. Call 321-6965.
CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena. Bay View.
5th floor. 2BR/2BA, Open Granite Kitchen,
Newer Appliances, New W/D, Wood/Tile
Floors. New Carpeted Bedrooms, New Bath-
room Vanities/Ceiling Fans. Hurricane Shut-
ters. $1200/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Yearly.
Available 1st Week of June. 727-543-6761
Ed.
CHARMING HOUSE-2BR/1 BA, Wood Floors,
Large Garden. $1,025/mo. Includes Water.
Calr727-667-4217 for Appointment to View.
2BR CONDO PLUS FLORIDA ROOM- W/D,
Furnished, 55+. 1st Floor, Lovely Patio. Avail-
able June. 1st. $800/Mo. 727-343-8191.
NEWLY RENOVATED-1BR/1BA Carraige
Home. Rent $775/mo. for One Year Lease.
$750/mo. for 18-24 month lease. First & De-
posit. 727-560-7576.
S. PASADENA LARGE RENOVATED- Condo,
2BR/2BA, PlusSunroom, Quiet, Near Beach,
Shopping, Schools. $900/mo. Sorry, No Pets!
727-360-3735
GULFPORT HOUSE-2BR/1BA. Very Clean,
Tile Floors, Freshly Painted, Near Marina, All
Appliances. Nice Backyard and garage stor-
age. Quiet Area. $950/Mo. lst/Secunty Call
305-970-6810.

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City Council Meeting
7:00 pm
Planning & Zoning Board
6:30 pm

Board of Adjustment
6:30 pm

Teen Council
3:00 pm

City Council Meeting
7:00 pm


Rea Ll Esat fo Rent[ [;1

ST. PETE MANUFACTURED- Crosswinds,
nr Tyrone, 55+, $700 1 yr. lease $500 secu-
rity. 2BR/1 BA, W/D, Carport, furnished dishes
to linens. Grill, pool, clubhouse, background
req'd. Short-Term available. 727-510-6040.
TOWN SHORES CHATHAM- 1 BR/1 BA 55+,
$765/Mo. Annual, Security. Free cable, gas,
water. Available 7/1. Non-Smoking, Small Pet
OK. References. 727-343-4930,



1BPJ1BA BAY ISLAND-lst Floor, On Bay,
Unobstructed View. Looking forYearly Renter.
No Smoking, No Pets. $800/mo. Plus Electric.
Available Now. 727-269-6510. Joe. 55+ Com-
plex.
DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1 BR plus enclosed
porch. Tile thru-out. Freshly painted. $650/mo.
plus $500 security Includes W/S/G. Call 727-
452-5942.



GULFPORT FURNISHED DUPLEX-
2BR/1 BA, Laundry, One Car Garage, Lawn
Care Included, Seasonal Available. Now Nov.
2014. $1200/mo. 727-424-6085



SHORTTERM RENTAL NEEDED-Pet Friend-
ly, Gulfport Area, Feb. 21-March 7, 2015. 765-
396-9115. Leave Message.

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SEEKING TOWN SHORES!-61 Year Old
Lady & Senior Kitty, Local Resident Seeking
to Rent/House Sit During Off-Season. Flexible
on Time Frame. Up to $600 Monthly. Will Keep
Neat & Clean. 727-776-8870.
LOOKING FOR 1/1 or 2/1-Long Term Rental.
House, Bungalow, Duplex. Needs CHA, W/D,
Porch. Needs Clean, Quiet, Non-smoking. Ex-
cellent References. Cat Friendly.
Iz I- a.

SO. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Bay Island
Condo, Jamaica #336. Spacious 2BR/2BA,
Open Waterviews from All Rooms, Gated 55+,
Clubhouse, Tennis, Pools, $167,000, 727-398-
6788 or 727-599-4717. Open House Sunday
June 1 & June 8 1-3pm.



Suzanne Olson

Realtor

77-641-2887


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Rita M. Stutzman
Realtor
Town Shores 55+
Specialist & Resident
727-723-4164
RitaStutzma n@ya hoo.com

Nottingham #404- ..... '.... $87,500
Hampton #103- 1 BR deluxe... $65,000
CONTRACTED INA DAY!

OPEN HOUSES
Sunday, June Ist 7-3pm
Barclay #103- 1 BR deluxe, beautifully
renovated. This has all the bells & whistles.
1 st floor living at its best. Patio allowed,
small cat... $107,900
Barclay #102- 2/2 deluxe, open concept,
all new windows, newer appliances, patio
permitted, small cat accepted, covered
parking. Great unitl.. $99,000

Rentals Available

DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNER- Apt. A un-
furnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally
restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. Priced reduced to
$195,000.
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
727-418-7272.

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INVESTMENT GULFPORT DUPLEX- By
Owner. $109K, 2-2BR/1 BA, Interior Complete-
ly Remodeled, Both Sides, 1-Year Lease in
Place. Call 727-210-5508
ST. PETE DOUBLEWIDE-2BR/2BA, 55+
$8,000. Lot Rent $325. Walk-in Closets. New
A.C. Fans, Washer, Skylight, Marble Floors,
Carpet. 727-258-8672.
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OPEN SUNDAY 1.,3pro: Town Shores, Jamison #201
212 corner, beautifully updated, 55+... $129,900
ALSO AVAILABLE
Eton #304- 2/2 w/ many updates,
water view, and covered parking... $119,9110
Seminole Lakes CC- 22 villa
w/ direct golf course views... $179,900
NEW LISTING: Single family home, 440 47th St N-
3/2 corner double lot, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen,
2-car garage... $174' 900

41,11[Bai rd BILL SAMPSON JR.
Realty Group 727-776-7280 Realtor
Buying or Selling? Call Tday
Gabber May 29 -June 4, 2014


NEW FOR SALE
Manchester #607- 2BR/2BA, curb park .................................................................................. SOLD

Embassy #509- 1 BR/1.5BA Beautiful bay views.
Exclusive Listing .................................................................................... CONTRACT PENDING $135,000
Chatham #410. 1 BR/i BA Deluxe, newly updated. Convenient parking at curb.
Exclusive Listing .............................................................................................................................. $89,000
FOR SALE
Embassy #812- 3BR/2.SBA, carport ............................................. CONTRACT PENDING $259,000
Jamison #210- 2BR/2BA, standard floor plan, carport ................. CONTRACT PENDING $95,000
RENTALS 55+
Ivanhoe #308- 1 BR1BA deluxe, waterf ront, furnished, light & bright
convenient curb parking ................................................................................................. ANNUAL $9501mo
Eton #209- 1 BR/1 BA, updated kitchen & bathroom, bldg on
front of complex ..................................................... WINTER RENTAL, 6 MONTHS +1 DAY (181) $850/mo
Lancaster- 2BR/2BA, Deluxe end unit ......... WINTER RENTAL, 6 MONTHS +1 DAY (181) $1250/mo

Custom built waterfront property located on Wood Ibis Park
3BR!13BA/3CG, 2 balconies, shutters, elevator, workshop. Open floor plan w/ gleaming wood floors,
bright 4 cheery, updated slainlesr~granile kitchen, eat in bar, high ceiling. Heated 5,141 s:I ft of living
aoe, omrall14641 aq It ............... ...... ................ ................ ...... ......... ...... ............ OFFERED AT $479,01)


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Two Locations.
3037 Beach Blvd. Gul port
2220 Central Ave, S. Pet burg
Granada Terrace
4 bedroom, 2A bath
Clssic Ergh Tudor Home
105 23rd Ave NESt Pere
$s75,00

Kipps Colony Condo
2 bedroom, 2 bath
620 Kipps Colony Ct S. #204. Gulfport
$449,000

Brick Front Charmer
2 bedroom 'A bath
5300 4th Ave N,.St Pete
$1 14,901
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Check out what recently sold in Town Shores! The information is sourced from the My Florida
Regional MLS for the period of 4/17/14 5/17/14. The properties were listed and sold by the
various participants in the MLS. All information is deemed accurate, but is not guaranteed.

Sold Date Address Bed/Bath Sq Ft List Price Sold Price
4/17/2014 5840 30th Ave S #103 1/1 1060 72,000 72,000
4/17/2014 5925 Shore Blvd S #206 2/2 1120 114,900 99,500
4/17/2014 6060 Shore Blvd S #404 2/2 1255 274,500 270,000
4/18/2014 5980 Shore Blvd S #1001 3/2 1825 234,650 215,000
4/23/2014 5980 Shore Blvd S #104 2/2 1450 149,000 135,000
4/29/2014 2850 59th St S #601 2/2 1170 99,500 95,000
5/1/2014 2960 59th St S #314 2/2 1250 129,000 125,000
5/1/2014 5980 Shore Blvd S #603 2/2 1450 154,900 144,000
5/5/2014 6025 Shore Blvd S #607 2/2 1120 133,500 127,000
5/5/2014 6075 Shore Blvd S #115 2/2 1250 155,000 145,000
5/8/2014 5955 30th Ave S #401 2/2 1420 179,000 157,000
5/9/2014 2960 59th St S #501 2/2 1170 89,900 85,000

Why should you utilize the services of the

Newest Town Shores Realtor?
ATTENTION TO DETAIL I EXPERIENCE I COMMITMENT I PROFESSIONALISM I EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE
...these characteristics have always been the foundation of my 10 year real estate career.

Here's what some. of my ..past clients; said about me:

"... goes way above and beyond the call of a Realtor's duties"
"...such competence, diligence, and enthusiasm!"

"We couldn't have asked for a better experience when it
came to selling our home than working with John Ritz!"


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Huying or Selling?
Contact Tom and Janet
Broker/ Realtor
727-858-7653



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RENOVATED CONDO 55-Gateway Squares.
2BR/2BA. 951 79th Ave. North. Owner Financ-
ing Avail. $52,000 Janet Brooks Realtor. 727-
393-5555, 727-420-5257.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $15 per
issue. Call 727-321-6965.


Gated 24Hr security, water, pool, marina
views, private bridge to
hospitl/downtown. 2BPJ2BA, 1325sf.
All new plumbing, new cherry kitchen
cabinets & bath. Upgraded GE
appliances, cove, chair rail & paper.
Includes leather & solid teakwood furn,
52" TV, custom window treatments.
Illness forces sale.
Serious buyers only.
Reduced to $229,000 OBO
727-360-3429


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"Ready to SELL? GET IT SOLD!"
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Your Listing Could Be Here!
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Gibber
Since 1968

Serving Gulfport and surrounding Communities
every Thursday for over forty years.

321-6965


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EXPOSING


STROKE
through early detection


Health conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and many others usually show no symptoms
until it's too late. That's why it's important to detect them early.
OUR TESTS ARE ACCURATE as we adhere to a stringent protocol AND RELIABLE: results are read by a Board Certified radiologist.


STROKE/CAROTID ULTRASOUND ........ $40
This test visualizes build-up of plaque in the
carotid arteries that may lead to stroke.
ABDOMINAL AORTIC
ANEURYSM (AAA) ............................ $40
95% of ruptured AAAs result in death.
The majority of victims have no symptoms.
ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND ............. $95
Helps identify cancers/disease of the liver,
pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder and spleen.


THYROID ULTRASOUND ........................... $40
Scan to rule out cysts, nodules, goiters & tumors.

ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) TEST ............. $40
Ultrasound is used to detect poor circulation and
blockages in the legs.

HEART SCAN ECHOCARDIOGRAM ........ $95
Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements,
calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood clots, tumors & fluid
around the heart.


ALL RESULTS & FILMS MAILED TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS.





PREVENTION PLUS
stroke and vascular screening

CALL FOR APPOINTMENT:
1-888-667-7587
or visit www.StrokeTesting.com


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