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No. 2374 August 14 August 20, 2014 A Different Kind of Night Out in Gulfport Aside from the Hamburglar, Gulfportians had the chance learn how to get involved with crime prevention groups and neighborhood watches at the August 7 National Night Out. National Night Out in Gulfport took place at the parking lot of the Catherine Hickman Theatre. In addition to Gulfport public safety, the and other agencies attended the event. In 1984, National Night Out started as See Night, page 15 Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent catches a nefarious criminal at National Night Out. The charge? Hamburgling. Photo courtesy of Gail BironOf Crawlers and Groupies By Cathy Salustri Sarah Kalien couldnt get tickets for the August 16 Gecko Pub Crawl, but that didnt stop her and a friend from tagging along with friends who did. Kalien called herself and her friend pub crawl groupies. We were very upset about [not getting tickets], Kalien said Saturday night outside Little Tommies Tiki. Two of their friends did buy tickets, but Kalien and others waited too long, and by the time they decided Friday night that they would attend the fundraiser bar crawl through Gulfports downtown, the event had sold out. Last year, the Pub Crawl also sold out. The Gulfport Merchants Association, See Crawlers, page 36 Sarah Kalien came from Clearwater to party with the gecko crowd.Heritage Trail Tells Vital Story By Anna Vodopyanova The unveiling of marker #4 of the two-mile African-American Heritage Trail took place in the heart of Midtown Saturday, August 9, to commemorate the forefathers of St. Petersburgs black community. Twenty markers along 9th Ave. S. and 22nd Street tell the stories of social, civic and religious leaders who contributed to the growth of the city during the segregation era. They highlight landmarks including churches, schools, hospitals and businesses, and introduce the community organizations. Marker #4, entitled At the Crossroads, tells the story of Hardens Groceries established in 1940s by Sidney Harden, Sr., grandfather of Betty J. Harden. The store sat at the intersection of the two roads where the trails opening ceremony was held. There is a lot of pride, Betty Harden said. See Heritage, page 35
2 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 GeckoFest for All Gulfports 14th Annual Geckofest will bring entertainment to streets and stages during a daylong spectacle on Saturday, August 30. Amid the thousands of festival-goers, hundreds of vendors and dozens of live musicians on two stages, expect to come face to face with acrobats, aerialists, break dancers, escape artists, magicians, jugglers, an interactive circus atmosphere throughout the waterfront village. All festivities take place on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. GeckoFest is free and family-friendly. Live music on two stages will entertain the GeckoFest throngs again this year. Headliners include popular local favorites the Ries Brothers on the South Stage and Double M Band on the North Stage. A free kids zone will be dedicated to GeckoFest games and creative activities for children in Gulfports Art Village Courtyard from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Over 200 vendors will line the streets of Gulfports waterfront village during the festival. This year, non-food and non-sponsor vendors have been limited to only independent artists, craftspersons and businesses offering hand-made or locally produced items. Colorful costumes are encouraged for all! Visitors may wish to don a gecko costume, or come as any other character they may imagine. The theme for this years Gecko events is Roaring Geckos, evoking the 1920s, so costumes may incorporate the theme as well. Show off your costume or just your Gecko spirit by joining the traditional afternoon GeckoFest Walking Parade, led by Gulfports Mayor, and including the O-Fish-Al Gecko Goddess and the Gecko Queen and her Court. A costume contest will follow the parade. Parking for GeckoFest is free. Free shuttles also offer visitors an opportunity to park in off-site locations for transportation to and from their vehicle and the festival site. For more information on GeckoFest, directions and parking go to GeckoFest.com and GulfportMA. com. Like the Facebook page at Facebook.com/GeckoFest. City Theater Summer Shorts St. Petersburg City Theatre, Floridas oldest, continuously operating community theatre, play festival, Summer Shorts August 15 through 17 on its main stage at the theatre at 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Summer Shorts will feature a variety of family friendly one-acts showcasing the best in local and national talent. Ten plays were chosen from over 300 submissions from all around the globe. Show time is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets for adults are $15; students $10; children under 12 are one free with each adult. All proceeds programs. For tickets call the box Theatre website at spcitytheatre.org
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 3 Neighborhood Mini Grants Now Available Neighborhood groups can apply now for mini grants through a new program supported by Duke Energy. The Mayors Neighborhood Mini-Grant program provides grant funds to eligible applicants for new or expanded projects and events that build or expand neighborhood involvement, such as a community garden or a neighborhood picnic, garage sale, cleanup or holiday parade. Other projects may be accepted including volunteer appreciation events, bicycle rallies, seasonal celebrations, ice cream socials, home and garden tours, or similar innovative and fun activities that help foster a sense of community among residents within your neighborhood. All projects must be open to the or private entity; and, must be completed within the same calendar year of application. Eligible applicants must be a neighborhood, homeowner or business association listed on the citys neighborhood contact list or Crime Watch list, including a newlyforming association being assisted by city staff. The maximum award is $500 per calendar year and an applicant is limited to only one mini-grant per calendar year. Applications are approved on a rolling basis meaning groups can apply anytime and there is no application deadline. Back in July, Duke Energy presented a $15,000 check to Mayor Kriseman, initially allowing for 30 mini-grants to be awarded at $500 each. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said, Its time to build upon the citys longstanding support and involvement of our neighborhoods. Mini grants offer the opportunity to be creative, to engage residents, mobilize neighbors, encourage resident interactions and foster a sense of community. Applications and how to apply for funding through the new Mayors Neighborhood Mini Grant program are available online at stpete.org/neighborhoods/ or stpete. org/neighborhoods/docs/Mayors_ Minigrant.pdf. For questions, contact the Community Services Department, at 727-892-5141 or ICAN@stpete.org.Womens Softball League The Gulfport Recreation Division will have priority registration for teams currently in their summer league to participate in the 2014 Womens Fall Softball League on September 2 through 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open registration will be on September 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. if spots are available. The 10-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning September 19 with a 6-team maximum. League fees are $385. Payments are due at registration. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079.
4 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Attention Gulfport TeensAre you 13-19 years of age? Are you interested in becoming a part of changing the way people view teens? The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members' involvement includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommendations; budgetary considerations for citys parks and recreation programs; and provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for city-sponsored festivals/programs. Teen Council members also gain valuable community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating in community services projects and by representing the best of the citys youth. Get involved today! Currently, there are two vacant regular member positions and three alternate member positions available. Applications may be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 5 22 at 7 p.m., at Lum Atkinson Field, 1820 55th St. S. Come meet your teammates and coaches. Registration is for all kids 4 to 18 years of age. You may register online at gulfportlittleleague.net, or at the and every third Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. If you have any question regarding registration contact Bruce Ward, 727-327-7383. Keep St. Pete Lit Events Keep St. Pete Lit and Cole Bellamy present Lucha Libro Literary Death Match: Street Writer IV on Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m. in Gulfports Art Courtyard Outdoor Stage, 2908 Beach Blvd. S. Eight of Tampa Bays most daring writers will face off in live literary combat! In Lucha Libro two authors are given a random prompt and then original piece of written brilliance, right before your eyes. After the frenzy of spontaneous creation, combatants will present their work and a winner will be declared. Winners move on to the next round until only one remains. Theatricality and costumes are encouraged! On Monday, August 18, Keep St. Pete Lit will host their second Get Lit! event at Wine Madonna, 111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 102, St. Petersburg, at 7 p.m. Its part game night, part night at the bar. Theyll have word-minded games at every event, so you can get lit in more ways than one. For more info on these events, contact Maureen McDole, 727-7984530 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out keepstpetelit.org. Enjoy a Musical Interlude On Sunday, August 17 Florida native, Clarice Warrick will perform an eclectic mix of opera, art song, musical theater and jazz at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Clarice began her musical career in Florida and received her Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance for the University of Central Florida in 2011. She earned her Masters Degree in 2013 from The Chicago College of performing Arts, where she performed Bernsteins Candid and Puccinis Meet Clarice with reception to follow with cash bar. Admission is $20 per person and available at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport.Gulfport Little League Fall Ball Registration The purpose of the Fall Ball Season of tee ball, softball and baseball with Gulfport Little League is to instruct players for development in their potential level of play for the upcoming spring season. Bring a friend to the Ice Cream and Pizza Party and register on August
6 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Domain Hosts Artist Bari Precious This installment of Domains monthly third Saturday gallery openings will take place on Saturday, August 16, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South. Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary sangria and hors doeuvres will be offered. The colorful and functional pottery of Bari Precious has been a hit since three years ago. It is now collected by a number of locals and visitors, and this large new selection of pieces will be sure to attract even more collectors. Domain is the only retailer offering her work west of the Mississippi River. Working in her Precious Pots studio in the rural outskirts of of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home. Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal or geometric Domain also offers copies of some of Baris favorite recipes which can be made using her stoneware pottery Domain Home Accessories & Gallery has been one of Gulfports most treasured retailers for over 12 years. & Gallery opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media. Meet the Artists events at & Gallery occur during Gulfports popular third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfports popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, 727-366-4086 or email email@example.com; or visit domainhomeaccessories. com.A Healthier, Happier You Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a health and wellness panel for their August 28 Learn @ Lunch. The luncheon will be hosted by the Hilton Clearwater Beach and feature guest speakers from Orange Theory Fitness and Max Muscle Sports Nutrition. The discussion A Healthier & Happier You was inspired by luncheon sponsor Walgreens cardiovascular training, weight lifting and nutrition. Whether youre journey to becoming a healthier you, you wont want to miss out on hearing from our experts. Check-in and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $15 for TBBCoC members and $25 for non-members. Those wishing to attend must pre-register. For more information or to register, please visit TampaBayBeaches.com or contact Jennifer McKenney at 727360-6957.
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8 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Teens Get Locked In By Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Twas a Friday in Gulfport, and all through the town, not a creature was stirring except the teenagers. On Friday, August 1, 16 teens and four Gulfport Recreation staff members boarded the bus dubbed the Gulfport Rays Bus due to the color although it is really the Recreation Centers bus and headed to the Tampa Bay Rays versus the Los Angeles Angels game. Even though the Rays suffered great time was had by all. However, the night was far from over. We arrived back to the Recreation Center around 11 p.m. and prepared for a long night. These sixteen teenagers, myself included, are all regular participants in the Teen Night program that takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex. Teen Night gives young people, ages 12 to 18, a safe place to go, relax and have fun. At Teen Night, the gym and game room are open and participants can play basketball, video games, board games, Ping-Pong, pool, air hockey and foosball. The Lock In is an annual Teen Night event, open to all Teen Night participants for a small fee, and lasts from 5:30 p.m. on Friday until 8:00a.m. on Saturday. We had pizza delivered around 11:30 p.m. and were able to do basically everything we wanted to except leave the building. The group of teens, 12 boys and only four girls, mostly ended up doing our own things, but there were a couple of times when we united to have some fun together. The boys played basketball on and off the entire night teenage boys never run out off the Lock In playing video games. Around 1:30 a.m., the boys and girls united to play a couple rounds of dodge ball and once we tired of that we ended up playing corn-hole for a little while. Only the girls fell asleep I only slept for 25 minutes. We all feared we would wake up with something drawn on our faces. While our faces werent turned into marker canvases for teenage boys, we did wake up as the targets of taunting for not being able to make it as members of Team No Sleep. Early in the morning, one of the staff members left to pick us up pre-ordered breakfasts from McDonalds. Mostly everything was devoured because, well, were teenagers and always seem to be hungry. We all went home with bags under our eyes and full stomachs so we could sleep for twelve hours and not have to wake up to eat. We did our best to keep the noise down, but sometimes we were just having too much fun that we couldnt help but laugh and cheer. We deeply apologize if we were too loud; it wont happen again. Well, at least for another year.American Legion Post 125 News Back to School Drive: Please bring in items needed for back to school. School starts in Pinellas County next Monday. October 14 is the Penny Auction. Its creeping up and they need items will also have door prizes, 50/50 and a lot more. Call and have your items picked up now. (No clothes, please.) Steak-ums continues to have good turnouts. Come meet new people and play some games. September 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. they will hold a Poker Run/ fundraiser with all proceeds going to Cancer Awareness and COTA (Childrens Organ Transplant).
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 9 Gulfport Crime Awareness MeetingDue to the Labor Day holiday, the citywide crime meeting normally month will be held on September 8, at 7 p.m., 1617 49th St. S. Pinellas County Services a Click Away Stumped about getting a permit for tree removal? Hesitant on when its OK to fertilize the lawn? Prepared on how to stay connected with friends and family in the event of a disaster? questions and information on services provided by Pinellas County government online at pinellascounty. org. At the bottom of the homepage on the video carousel, weekly updated department videos can be viewed. New on the carousel is an awardwinning, animated overview that highlights Building and Development Review Services as a one stop shop for permitting, plan review and inspection needs. A strict fertilizer ordinance is currently in effect through the end of September. A public service announcement from the Department of Environment and Infrastructure explains the ban on the use of certain fertilizers throughout the county. The ordinance helps to protect the environment by reducing the amount of nutrients that run off into waterways. Emergency Management reminds residents to have a plan for themselves, their families and their homes in the event of an unexpected disaster. In a short feature on hurricane preparedness, tips are shared on how to extend cell phone battery life in an emergency. All Pinellas County government videos can be viewed at youtube.com/ pcctv1. Glitter Queens Island Royal Ball The Glitter Queens are hosting their third annual Royal Ball and Auction, Calypso style, with a night of Caribbean music food and fun at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. on Saturday, September 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. This year the dress is Tommy Bahama Style Tropical Cocktail attire. Dinner, dancing, entertainment, silent auction and cash bar is provided. This year The Glitter Queens charity is The Kind Mouse. They feed the chronically hungry kids in Pinellas County: those that receive breakfast & lunch free at school, but dont have meals at home. This group packs the weekend food backpacks. The Glitter Queens were voted #8 of 10 in Best of the Biz by Tampa Bay Business Journal from their fundraiser event last year! Enjoy a tropical night out and help the kids in your community. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at stpeteglitterqueens.org.
10 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Got a Pier Design? Since its earliest days as a growing in the late 1800s, a pier has been the centerpiece of St. Petersburgs downtown waterfront. On August 12, St. Petersburg has released a Request and engineering community for design of a new or renovated pier structure. Submission of the statement of A selection committee will shortlist are then invited to the second phase of the process. During stage two, the shortlisted design teams will each receive a $30,000 stipend to submit an initial design concept, complete with reports, renderings, cost estimates and a description of how the programmatic elements meet the plan will be approved and contract negotiations will begin with the accepted team early next year. Design teams interested in obtaining information on the citys visit the Pier website at stpete.org/ thenewpier/rfq.asp. Gulfport Toastmasters Gulfport Toastmasters is hosting an Open House every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of August. This free event is a perfect opportunity to meet new how Toastmasters helps its members advance in their personal and professional lives through improved communication and leadership skills. Visitors are welcome to participate in the impromptu speaking section of the meetings, or they can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the presentations! Meetings are held at the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. For more information, contact Angie LeBeau at 727-537-9098 or visit the website at gulfporttoastmasters.com.Labor Day Fish Fry Are you ready for Labor Day? The annual Gulfport Lions Labor Day Fish Fry is being set up for you on Monday, September 1, served by the Lions of Gulfport, at their den at 4630 Tifton Drive South, in Gulfport, right behind the Marina (directions: south on 49th St. to the end, turn left), from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and it is open to the public as are all of their food events. The event is BYOB, rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of freshly fried pollack, homemade hush puppies and cole slaw, baked beans, tarter and cocktail sauce, coffee and iced tea. At a cost of just $9 per person, for all you can eat, you can bring the entire family. Children under 10 are half price. Tickets will be sold at the door or contact your local Lion friends. This is one of the Lions Activities Projects, with all of the proceeds to be allocated to their community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities, as all of their fundraising projects (Spaghetti Suppers, Pancake Breakfasts, and Shrimp Boil). Please make sure you are a part of this popular annual event, and dont forget they will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on October 11. If you need further directions on the day of the event, call 727-515-7509.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 11 Chickens Test Positive for Encephalitis Pinellas County Mosquito Control Louis encephalitis in seven sentinel chickens on Wednesday, August 6. Four chickens were located at Walsingham Park in Seminole and three were in Cross Bayou in the unincorporated Seminole area. Last week, Pinellas County two positive results for St. Louis encephalitis, one at Walsingham Park and one in Cross Bayou, results at Walsingham Park and four positives in Cross Bayou in 2014. Sentinel chickens serve as an early-warning detection system for some mosquito-borne diseases and can signal the fact that mosquitoes carrying the diseases are present in the area. There are eight locations in the county where chickens are kept and tested weekly. Mosquito Control technicians are aggressively treating known breeding areas by ground and by air, as well as responding to requests from residents. Additional fogging is ongoing in these areas. The public is urged to be diligent in ridding their properties of standing water to prevent mosquitoes breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one quarter inch of standing water. In addition, the Florida Department of Health advises residents to follow preventive measures consisting of the 3 Ds: Drain standing water around the home. Dress in light colors and wear arms and legs. Defend yourself by using mosquito repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus on exposed skin, in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. More information on controlling mosquitoes and a mosquito control request form can be found at the Pinellas County Mosquito Control website pinellascounty. org/mosquito, or residents can call Pinellas County Mosquito Control at 727-464-7503.Power of the Right Choice for Teens Teens, witness a learning opportunity from those who are in the know. On August 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experts will spend a day at Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th Street S. with teens age 11 to 17 to share experiences as well as the consequences of actions. Pasco County Circuit Judge Michael Andrews, keynote speaker, will highlight ways teens can avoid making mistakes that could be detrimental to their potential. Seven other motivational speakers are expected on this day. A free lunch will be served for teens in attendance. For more information, call Carlos Daniels at 727-551-3270. Free admission. For more information on St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation teen activities, see stpeteparksrec. org. Voluntary Prekindergarten Program The city of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) vouchers for the 2014-2015 school year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1. Parents must apply at the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas, Inc. and receive hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program begins on Tuesday, September 2. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3 to 5 and potty trained. Please call 893-1068 for more information.
12 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson, his wife Laura and daughter Brenna recently camped for ve days in the Cataloochee Valley in Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Along with them, they also brought all of the essential reading materials. Chamber Seeks Donations for School Gulfport Area Chamber of Source have kicked off their second campaign for A Gift for Learning to provide school supplies to local children. Last year they collected over $2,000 from the community and with the wholesale buying power of able to provide over $5,000 worth of school supplies to area schools who are in desperate need of assistance. If you would like to help, checks can be made out to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and dropped Blvd. Other drop off locations are The Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. or The Cell Phone Solution, 5014 Gulfport Blvd. New school supplies are also being accepted at this location. If you have any questions or would like to help us help the children in the area, please call Christine Gallagher or Tony Spinney at 727-331-1934.A Fall Dinner Dance The historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom and Tampa Bays premier dance band, Maggio Total Sound is hosting a Fall Dinner Dance on Saturday, September 6 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 Rios Caf: 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 $13 or $15 at the door. The Casino will have a cash bar available. RVSP 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 727-3818548.
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14 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Peace Pole Project St. Albans Church in St. Pete Beach will make a dramatic statement for peace throughout the world by planting a 6ft tall Peace Pole on September 21, UN International Peace Day. The world-wide Peace Pole project originated in Japan through the Society of Prayer for World Peace and has spread to more than 70 countries around the globe. There are now more than 1,000 Peace Poles in the United States, including several that have been dedicated by Episcopal churches. The four-sided obelisk, painted with bright colorful symbols, will bear the inscription May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four sides and each will be in a different language. Perhaps: English, Spanish, French and Hebrew. The message of May Peace Prevail on Earth can be easily understood and embraced by people in every nation and all walks of life. Words possess This message of peace is a pure and genuine expression of universal love. It works to awaken the common wish for peace within the hearts of all the true mission of humankind to work for reconciliation and peace on earth. The Peace Pole will serve as a constant reminder of the need for each of us to be thinking, praying, and working in the spirit of world peace. On Sunday September 21, the Peace Pole will be blessed at the end of the 9:30 a.m. service and then carried in procession to the Peace Garden near St Albans Day School playground where it will be planted. St. Albans Church is located at 330 85th Ave. North, St. Pete Beach.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 15 Night, from front page Americas Night Out Against Crime with the intention of promoting crime prevention and awareness. While the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, National Night Out represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods a safer place year round, National Association of Town Watch and National Night Out founder Matt Peskin said on the National Night Out website. Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent estimates 100 people attended Gulfports National Night Out. Home Gardening: Earth Boxes, Correction The Gulfport Library Garden fourth Saturday Workshop series will be hosting Sandra Bennett from Home Depot for a fun and educational workshop on Saturday, August 23 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Participants will be instructed on how to build an earth box planter. Learn how to install this userfriendly technique that has become wildly popular in the home gardening world. This will be an instructional session only. Participants will learn about this container gardening system, which controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork, and can more than double the yield of a conventional garden with less fertilizer, less water, and much less effort. The Home Depot on Tyrone Blvd. has been a major supporter of the Librarys planned Seed Library. They will also be sponsoring this free event as they did in their very successful July workshop when Sandra taught participants how to build a sturdy hanging vertical planter using materials and tools supplied by the store. Many thanks to The Home Depot Assistant Manager Lindsey Tornello and workshop leader Sandra Bennett for their ongoing support and in making these events possible. For more information contact 727893-1073 or stop by the Reference Desk.Redevelopment Workshop Open to All The public is invited to attend workshops focused on preparing the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan at Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S., on Monday, August 18, at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public, the workshop is centered on revitalizing the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) which primarily includes the Midtown and Childs Park areas of St. Petersburg, and is generally located between 4th St. S. and 49th Street and from 1st Ave. N. to 30th Ave. S. Staff will be presenting an overview of how other communities in Florida utilize their fund redevelopment activities. The workshop format will also offer an opportunity for input and recommendations from neighborhood association members and interested citizens. A 20-member South St. Petersburg CRA Ad Hoc planning committee appointed by Mayor Rick Kriseman planning process to draft a development plan. Early next year, a nine-member Citizens Advisory Committee, also appointed by Mayor Rick Kriseman, will advise the city on issues and policies within the South St. Petersburg CRA. Both the CAC and the citys Community Planning and Preservation Commission will make separate recommendations to St. Petersburg City Council. It is anticipated that City Council will take action on the plan by spring 2015. Mark your calendars for these dates for future public workshops about the South St. Petersburg CRA: September 16 at Childs Park YMCA, October 13 and December 8 at Manhattan Casino.
16 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 ARIES (March 21-April 19). You intend to spread good cheer, and you'll lift the spirits of those around you. It's not always appropriate to bring your full enthusiasm to the scene. Try to meet people where they are, and then slowly bring them up. Keep in mind that those who are focused on survival may have trouble imagining anything different. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The old rules are good. They've held you in good stead for many years. This is the time to reexamine. Could it you were too close to the situation to realize what you had? In any case, this is a time to stick to the tradition. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are resourceful, and this will lead to remarkable success this week. You don't need to build something new. Work within the existing accommodating, but with a few key changes, you'll be amazed at how many different products you can get out of the same environment. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The difference between good fortune and bad fortune often cannot be detected at the time of the event. the situation. Remain positive and react accordingly, and you'll make the best of whatever comes. Your Sagittarius. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The theme this week is belonging. The activities you choose will unite you with likeminded individuals. Contribution leads to a stronger sense of community -and you have much to share. By the end of the week, you will have formed an ironclad alliance with someone in the group. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To be content with who you are is one of the greatest successes you could ever wish to achieve. You would be surprised at how many remarkably accomplished individuals cannot manage it. Before you set your sights on a goal, consider your relationship with yourself. This is where your attention is best placed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The absurdity will be unceasing -that's something you can count on. Good, because it means you don't have to take any of it too seriously. In fact, healthier you'll be. Of course, you could cry, too -they are both just ways to discharge pent-up energy. Laughing is more fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have nothing to prove this week, not to yourself and not to anyone else. Because you will operate from a position of sincerity, your experiences will have integrity. You will know, at all times, where you are, what's yours and what isn't. Revel in the absence of shame or striving. Who needs it? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will be made very aware that no person is all one thing. There's awesome power in embracing the entirety of who you are -the good and and vices, and the full spectrum of masculine and feminine qualities inside you. The way to success is through self-acceptance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The new you is on the horizon. You may feel apprehensive and unready to move forward, and you should heed these internal warnings. When the time is right to make your move, you'll know it and be certain. The right move and timing will seem like the only option. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are some places you can't go until you make the necessary changes to become a person who belongs there. Do you really want to put in the work necessary to pay your dues? Will it be worthwhile? Will you be glad you transformed yourself? You'll make the decision this week to either go full in or retreat. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Being content with very little is easier for those who never had much to begin with. You know what it's like to have plenty, and yet you'll still be drawn to frugality -that's a sign of great inner wealth. You'll be getting your possessions and relationships in order this week so that you may proceed in a new direction. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Finally, your talents are being fully utilized! The next six weeks represents a cycle of great success and professional development. You've been waiting for this. Your love life gets interesting in September, though you may not have much time to devote to pursuits of the heart until October. The most lucrative opportunities come in December and June. A wise teacher will come into the picture, but you'll do all of the work, and because of it, you can claim most of the reward, too. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Harmony Hal & His GalTuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Cillawette Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 17 Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimers or another dementia. Alzheimers is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Join them at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on Wednesday, August 27 at 2:30 p.m. to learn about the 10 warning signs and symptoms every individual should know about. 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. Help Organize Gulfport History Month The Gulfport Historical Society needs volunteers to help organize Octobers Gulfport History Month. Please join them (with or without a dish or drinks to share) in a master planning meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 22. The Society needs stations at the Flying Mullet 5K Gulfport Under the Stars. Call 727656-5420 or 727-321-5705 with any questions. Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon Its that time again to start registering for the Fourth Annual Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 27, same day as the beginning of the two-day festival for Tangerine Blues Fest. Please go to mygulfport.us/Events/ upcoming events, then Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon to download the registration form. Please make sure you turn in your registration and registration fee of $10, by Friday, September 19. The race is designed to be short enough to invite participation from individually or in teams, and is intended to be simply for fun. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, your assistance is key for the success of this event. Or, if your business is interested in participating, please contact Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. Family teams, individuals, community business teams, and organizations are encouraged to participate in this noncompetitive, fun focused event! This year, everyone who registers gets a cool bright t-shirt with the Keep Gulfport Weird logo. Tiki Time Luau Hula on over to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., for some tropical fun on Wednesday, August 20 at 3 p.m. Enjoy island foods, dancing, and the ever popular Photo Booth. Sponsored by Brentwood of St. Pete. Tickets are only $4 each. Advance ticket purchase only, tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, please call the Event Line at 727-893-5657.
18 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 This Weeks Solution Planning your Fall Meetings? The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum located at 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach might be the answer. We are open October through May on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June through September, we are open on Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. If you are interested in a private tour for a group, please call 727552-1610 and we will be pleased to make arrangements when the museum is not opened to the public. A special you bring dessert and we will have coffee/tea tour has been added recently. A program about the museum and island history is also available for presentation at a meeting or dinner. The museum is handicapped accessible and there is no admission fee. 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED Pre-Register for Tot Time Program The city of Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., is currently accepting pre-registrations for the 2014-2015 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3 to 5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for day monthly options are available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The program begins September 2. Call 727-8931068 for more information.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 19 Rick Lyman, Pinellas Park: Its almost like Key West. Colleen Murphy, Virginia Beach, Virginia: Friendliness of people. Denece Asher, Chesapeake, Virginia: Jenga at Saltys. Penny Lyman, Pinellas Park: The drinks. The Gabs We went to the Gecko Pub Crawl and asked people to tell us their favorite thing about the event. Buy it. Sell it.Gabber Classieds Work! 321-6965
20 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Local ObituariesD'ELIA, KATHLEEN, "KATIE", 27, died suddenly on August 8 of acute leukemia, surrounded by her family. She was born February 26, 1987. Katie led a happy and creative life with Jimmi and will be missed terribly by all. She is survived by her mother and father, Leslie and Philip; her sister, Christina, and brother-in-law, Frankie Christ; her grandmother, Sally; her aunt, Diana; her aunt and uncle, Kathy and Dwight Ferguson; her cousin, Miranda Ferguson; and her partner, Jimmi Bayer. A celebration of Katies life will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, at Beach Memorial Chapel, with a gathering of friends and family beginning at 4 p.m. In lieu of humanesociety.org or hubbardhouse. org.PEARSON, LINDA J., 52, Our incredible friend passed peacefully on July 25, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born March 18, 1962, in Massachusettes, Linda lovingly called Gulfport her home. Preceded in death by her loving husband, John W. Staly, she left behind her wonderful family, her mother Joanne, brother Mike (sisterin-law Sally), sister Cathy and nephew Alex. Linda was a lifetime member of the VFW. We loved her smile, her sense of humor, generosity and her music. Most of all, we loved her. We will never forget you, or friend. Local "Celebration of Life" date to be announced in near future. PESTANA, LINDA, 87, passed away August 8. A loving wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband Abel and is survived by her sons Scott and Mark, daughter-in-law Linda, sister Edyth, grandchildren Jessica, Christine and Robert, niece Darlene and two great-grandchildren, Arianna and Olivia. Service will be held August 14 at 7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, 5300 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Celebrating a Life In Loving Memory of DALLAS BOHRER Beloved Founder of the Blueberry Patch February 28, 1933 July 6, 2014 September 7 7 p.m. to 11:11 p.m. The Blueberry Patch 4923 20th Ave. S. Gulfport We invite all of his loved ones to share stories, thoughts and/or perform on his behalf. Dallas will be sorely missed, but the legacy of peace, love, music, art, creative resourcefulness and sharing will live on in all of us forever. May Dallas dream of spreading his shining light and love throughout Gulfport, the community and the world continue to be a reality carried out by the devoted volunteers that keep his dream alive! Please join us in a celebration of his life. Christy Joy has graciously offered to prepare food in addition to your generous pot luck offerings. BYOB as usual. Peace, love and blueberries! A Celebration of Life in the remembrance of THOMAS WRIGHT PAINE November 8, 1954 June 28, 2014 Celebration will be held at Hibiscus Hall 7047 Sunset Drive S. South Pasadena Friday August 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All friends are welcomed and attire is casual. In Memorium FRAN WORTHINGTON June 22, 1935 June 27, 2014 Fran Worthington is survived by her loving husband, Bob; her daughter, Donna Slone; sons, Harry Lawrence, Scott Lawrence and Steve Lawrence; stepdaughter, Michelle Dodge; 13 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Fran was a member of and served as President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #125, and volunteered for the Gulfport Fire Department Auxiliary, Gulfport CERT, Gulfport Historical Society and Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. American Legion Family Post #125 will be holding a Celebration of Life to honor Fran Worthingtons life at 1 p.m., Sunday, August 17 at Andy Anderson Post #125 located at 6440 5th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. 727-347-6085.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 21 Places of Worship Who are the Bahais? What do they believe? Bahai teachings emphasize that all of us, as creations of one God, are part of one human family. Come to the Bahai Center of St. Petersburg, located at 676 2nd Avenue S, St. Petersburg to learn more. Devotions take place every Sunday 10:30AM until 11:30AM. Study circles are oered Tuesday nights7:30-9:30PM. Call the Bahai Center @ 727-894-5791 for more information.
22 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Letters Dear Editor: A Gecko Pub Crawl thank you to all! Thanks to: Gulfport Merchants, SIK promotions, city of Gulfport, the 200 plus paying participants, the hundreds and hundreds of patron supporters and hundreds more curious onlookers and visitors. donations, the many, many dedicated volunteers and all the participating establishments (as well as many others) for making this year's Gecko Pub Crawl a tremendous and exceptionally fun event. Our city, other local businesses and our greatly. These local establishments and their employees each donated 200 plus beverages for the ticket-holding participants: Salty's of Gulfport; Beach Haus; Little Tommies Tiki; Mangia Gourmet; Neptune Grill and O'Maddy's. Much gratitude to each and every one involved in kicking off this year's Gulfport Gecko Season. The biggest Thank You this year should go out to Biff Lagan and his wife Angela. Biff and Angela are owners and successful operators of The Beach Bazaar on Beach Blvd. However their full-time "occupation" is their consistent dedicated focus on helping our city and community continue to succeed and thrive and be such a unique destination. Immediately after last year's crawl Biff and Angela decided to head up the coordinating and organizing of this year's event to make it the biggest and best ever. Their talents and time and determination paid off. Last Saturday's Gecko Pub Crawl was the biggest, best and most enjoyed ever! Their effective planning made it so much easier for all the other entities involved to make sure of this success. Hats off to Biff and Angela and a huge thank you to all involved. Disco Dave & many others
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 23 Silver Threads Gives to LGBT CollectionThis year weve decided to donate to the Circle of Friends. We think this is a worthy endeavor, Shirley Oleary of Silver Threads, an organization for lesbians over 50, said of the $1,000 donation to the Gulfport Public Librarys Circle of Friends. The group presented the check at the August 5 council meeting. Oleary challenged any local groups to match the donation, which Silver Threads intends to go towards the librarys new LGBT collection. Join the Fish-A-Thon St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg will celebrate the 66th annual Fish-A-Thon for youth, teens, and adults. This annual end of summer event will be held at Lake Jorgenson, behind the Main Library, 9th Ave. N. between 37th and 39th St. on Saturday, August 23. The event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and honors Dennis Crenshaw, a former high school teacher and advocate for youth outdoor begins at 9:30 a.m. with nine 15 Prizes are awarded throughout Everything is provided for the poles and bait. Appropriate foot attire and sunscreen is advised. allowed. Closed-toe shoes highly recommended. Open to the public. For more information call 727-8937441 or Jim Belcher 727-823-8383.
24 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Ball Leagues Now Forming Flag football adult league general registration runs through Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bldg. A. Fall league begins the week of August 25. Coed and mens leagues on seven rules with playoff games. Games played at Woodlawn Park, 1450 16th St. N. $350 league team fees apply. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the city of St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5224 or stpeteparksrec.org/adult-leagues. html for more information. Slow pitch softball mens, coed and womens adult league general registration runs through Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bldg. A. Fall league begins the week of August 25. Games played at Woodlawn Park, 1450 16th St. N. Teams are A.S.A registered and sanctioned. Team fee/$350, plus $25 ASA sanctioned fee. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the city of St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5223 or stpeteparksrec. org/adult-leagues.html for more information. Kickball just the way it used to be. All skill levels. Simple rules for a fun time. Kickball coed adult league general registration runs through Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. N., Bldg. A. Fall league begins Thursday, August 28. Games played at Woodlawn Park, 1450 16th St. N. Teams compete for league championships with emphasis on socializing and fun. $250 league team fees. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks are payable to the city of St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5223 or stpeteparksrec.org/adult-leagues. html for more information.School Year Child Care Program Registrations for the 2014-2015 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering kindergarten through age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementary schools. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for nonresidents. Monthly fees are $146 for residents and $292 for nonresidents. Hours of registration are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Packets will be available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and online at mygulfport.us/ recreation/rec/rec-programs/schoolyear-child-care/. Please call 727893-1068 for more information.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 25 Coming to Gulfport in October, the Ybor classic La Creperia will bring their savory touch of France to the Seabreeze Manor. The popular inn will serve crepes and specialty coffees on the patio and in the breakfast nook. Coming to St. Pete Beach next week, Shells and north of Larrys Ice Cream. While youre down there, check out Casa del Panes new home a spacious new building on the north end of the beach. Also on the beach, Fit For Life now has 24/7 access to their gym. Send your business happenings to news@theGabber.com with Heard About Town in the subject line. Gulfport Fights Cancer With Relay For Life Community members will join together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to the through the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Gulfport/Stetson University. The event will take place on Friday, November 7, at 6 p.m. at the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex. The Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups people from all walks of life all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Societys mission to save lives and They will be hosting a Relay For Life Kick-off Party on Tuesday, September 9 at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. The Meet and Greet will begin at 6 p.m. with a short program afterward. Find out how you can get involved and meet others who want to make a difference in our community. Funds raised through the Relay For Life of Gulfport/Stetson University help the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer. For more information about the Relay For Life and to sign up your team, please visit relayforlife.org/ Senior Solos Upcoming Calendar Back in action after a two-month summer break, the Senior Solos will start the fall activities by meeting for lunch at CiCis, 4743 66th Street, Kenneth City, at 1 p.m. on September 3. Then mark your calendar for the on September 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Pinellas Park Recreation Center, 7625 Fifty-ninth St. N in Pinellas Park. Bring a dish to share and $2 or come without a dish and pay $5. These pot-luck lunches always provide an interesting array of yummy foods. Activity for this meeting includes Karaoke, sing-along, and dancing. All singles 55+ are welcome! For additional information call Jeri at 727-541-6206
26 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Featured Photographer at the Hickman Meet the Photographer, Cathy Salustri, at her reception on Friday, September 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater Lobby at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Cathys theme is Adventures in Small Town Paradise. Gulfport-based Salustris love of Florida reaches across the state. Her travels take her on foot, bike, boat or car to places the Interstate bypassed long ago, as well as those spots where natural beauty has survived the onslaught of overpopulation. She attended the University of Central Florida, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa before embarking on the adventure that is the Florida Studies Masters program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Cathy has written travel pieces for USA Today, Visit Florida, regional magazines and local press. Under the guidance of Florida scholar and writer Gary Mormino, Cathy wrote what she calls possibly the least academic masters thesis ever, logging almost 5,000 miles retracing driving tours from the WPA Federal Writers Project Guide to the Southernmost State in search of Floridas forgotten destinations. She is currently under contract with the University Press of Florida to turn her travels into a travel narrative. The photographer, Cathy Salustri will be available during the reception to meet, greet and discuss. For more information, contact 727-893-1118. German-American Society The German-American Society located at 8098 66th St., N. in Pinellas Park invite all to join them for Western Night on Saturday, August 16. The music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be furnished by the Steve Daniels band and will begin at 7 p.m.. Doors will open at 6 p.m., the kitchen will serve hot food until 8 p.m. and the full service bar is open until 11 p.m. The dress code is Florida Semi-Formal (No shorts other than lederhosen). The entrance fee is the summertime rate of $5. For further information contact Bob at 727-238-8201.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 27 Planning a gardenThe logistics begin with planning. First, spend some time assessing the amount of sun each of your garden areas get at various times of the day. Nothing is going to make a tomato blossom in the shade and only constant vigilance, nutrition and water will keep it alive in all day direct sun. Draw a rough picture of the areas you'd like to plant. Check it throughout the day to record how long it gets sun. Note that this will change with the seasons, as the angle of the sun changes. You may want to begin with container gardens so that you can move them if you've made a poor location choice for the particular plant. I keep a spreadsheet, albeit sporadically, of what and when I planted, as well as the particular needs and issues of the plant and its companion plants. There are free gardening apps available which keep track of this for you. I haven't found them to be much help, but if you're app oriented, they're easy to use. Second, you have to prepare the soil and fortify it for the particular plants you intend to grow. I've written about pH levels; it's also important that you have rich, healthy soil. You can easily supplement it with organic cow manure or commercial fertilizer, as well as from your own compost pile. An easy way to begin preparation of a bed is to lay cardboard and/or newspapers down on the area to halt weed growth underneath. If you have a problem with nematodes in your soil, soak it down with water, cover it with a layer of cardboard and a plastic tarp. The heat will eliminate most of the nematodes in a few days. If you are container gardening, the same holds true if you are using old soil from plants long gone. Mix it with some manure or fertilizer before reusing it and make sure it is not infested with harmful insects. Remember that the potting soil from the garden supply place is the same kind that they buy in Iowa differences in the pH of our water can make a difference in its effectiveness. You may want to obtain local soil through a nursery. stage, is planning what you want to grow. Make a list of what you actually eat. Some plants are beautiful or easy to grow, but do you really need 30 eggplants ripening in a two-week gardening experience, begin with some easy plants. Peppers are arguably the easiest food to grow. I grow yellow bell peppers, banana peppers, Thai peppers and jalapeos because they are what we eat or preserve. Some plants are simply not going to grow in this part of Florida, no matter how hard you try. Rhubarb, peonies, lilacs and asparagus are likely not going to happen, much to my chagrin. lettuce, most varieties of kale, okra, sweet potatoes, and most herbs. (Dill can be problematic; it is a favored plant of the dreaded lubber those huge yellow "grasshoppers"). One lubber can eat an entire dill plant in about two hours. Once you have a general idea what you'd like to grow, research the plant. Read the seed package or search for the plant on the Internet. You need to know the sunlight required, as well as root depth and particular nutritional needs. (Tomatoes need calcium, for example.) Make sure that you allow plenty of space for roots. Allow for more space so that the plants have root room. Next, plant companion plants nearby for pest control, pollination, and other helpful critters. In some cases, the combination even increases productivity. In sum, you've prepared a happy home for your intended plants and their little buddies. The soil is rich and has plenty of nutrients, with the perfect depth for your plants' roots. The sun is at the best angle possible for the plants' needs. And, it's the right time of the year for that plant. You should already have started tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, corn and squash and have wonderful seedlings. It's not too late to start these plants now, though! Juju does not claim to be a master gardener, though she says she was a member of the Junior Garden Club before I hit puberty. Jujus columns are based on consultations with various gardening books, Internet research and, primarily, her own experiences in her own and her grandmothers gardens. Says Juju, gardening in Florida was to forget everything I learned about gardening anywhere else. A mostly organic guide to gardening
28 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 By Cathy Salustri City of GulfportQ: Has the city done away with the yard waste pickup on Wednesdays? The last two times I have put my yard waste out on Tuesday night it has still been there on Thursday morning.A: In all likelihood, according to the city, it was an oversight. Before you set out your yard waste, however, make sure youre setting it out properly. You may set out a single pile of tree and/or shrubbery trimmings for Wednesday pickup. Do not bag or bundle them; instead, gather them neatly in a pile no larger than four feet wide by four feet long. The pile should be no more than three-and-a-half feet tall. Branches trimmed should not be greater than four inches in diameter. Any yard waste exceeding these guidelines will not get collected on Wednesday. Crews will add it to the special pickup schedule and send the claw truck out to collect it, although the city will charge for a special pickup. If the crews miss your yard waste or any other garbage pickup please call the citys public works department, 727-893-1089, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. We usually can return and pick it up the same day, Public Works Director Don Sopak says. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? Speak Italian! Free Italian classes are held every Thursday starting September 4. 6 p.m. Elementary Grammar, Intermediate Conversation, and Advanced Conversation. 7 p.m. Conversation for Travelers, Intermediate Grammar, and Advanced Grammar. Classes are held at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. For more information about classes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Johnson Library Hosts Charley Williams Charley J. Williams, Jr., long-time teacher and administrator at Gibbs and other area high schools, will discuss his new book, Overcoming the Odds: No Excuses, Find a Way, at the James Weldon Johnson Community Library at 6 p.m., on Monday, August school for Pinellas County school students. The book is a must read for anyone who attended Gibbs, Dixie Hollins, Northeast, or Lakewood High School, but will certainly will be educational and enjoyable for all interested in local education and history. Mr. Williams, now retired, has been a very popular teacher, principal and activist in the local community since 1959. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. In addition to signing his book, Mr. Williams will recall his colorful career and provide a video presentation. The James Weldon Johnson Community Library is located at 1059 18th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. The event is free. For more information, call the Johnson Library Coordinator at 727-893-7213. For more information, visit splibraries.org.Toddler Storytime Toddler Storytime at Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! For more info contact Cailey at 893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us.
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30 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Beaches Chamber Raises $5,000 for Clothes to Kids Portions of proceeds from the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerces Taste of the Beaches event will help clothe school children throughout Pinellas County. Special Events Committee Chair Cricket Wagner and TBBCoC President/CEO Robin Sollie visited Clothes to Kids Patti Hanks to reveal the total and present the check. The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce hosted their Sixth Annual Taste of the Beaches event, July 20. The event saw record attendance once again this year as 26 restaurants and hundreds of locals and visitors came to support the chamber and their nominated charity Clothes to Kids. As a result, the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber was able to achieve their goal of contributing $5,000 to the charity. or in crisis school-age children in Pinellas County. CTK provides wardrobes to children qualifying for free or reduced lunches and served 10,490 youth in 2013. The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 not-forClearwater Sand Key. For more information about the chamber and their initiatives and advocacy efforts, visit TampaBayBeaches.com Vendors Wanted Kenneth City Social Club seeks on Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inside is sold out, but outside spaces are still available. Contact Dick Laneau at 727-345-4323 or email@example.com.Ballroom Fusion Dance Returns to the Casino Do you like variety of dances and fun? On Sunday September 7, Ballroom Fusion Dance returns to the Gulfport Casino! Please spread the word! Last months Ballroom Fusion Dance brought 235 dancers, and with your help, they can establish this premier night of social dancing at the grand Gulfport Casino Ballroom. 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. with the Foxtrot and the Quickstep startingat 7 p.m. The Ballroom Mix the Fusion mix, anything goes! The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the worlds top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting. It features a rich history, a grand atmosphere, and free parking. All ages are welcome and no partners are needed. The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located at 5500 Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Admission is only $7 at the door. For more information, contact 813-840-3715.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 31 I Like Mike, Part TwoPeople surprise you all the time; you just have to let them. write this column so that it seems softer, or that it comes around subtly to my point, but really, I dont have that many words for this, so Ive decided the best thing I can do is say what I want to say. Michael Fridovich Gulfports Ward Four councilman and the subject of a column in which I slammed him for behaviors I found deplorable has more character than I ever would have given him credit for having. Look, I know some of you loved that column and many of you hated it. It was no party for me to write, and Im fairly certain reading it wasnt a waltz in the park for Mike, either. I felt and still do that he was jeopardizing the city as well as his ability to do his job effectively, and because I like what hes trying to do and how he keeps his ward at the foremost of his actions, I wanted what I saw as risky behaviors. The distinguished gentleman from the fourth ward and I will likely never agree on whether or not he behaved inappropriately or put the city at legal risk. However, since that column, after enough time had passed that he was able to contain what I can only assume was a pretty strong urge to throttle me, Mike and I have had a few conversations. The closest weve come to talking about the column was when he and I sat with a few others at Little Tommies Tiki and someone else spilled a beer. Mike looked me dead in the face, laughed, and made a joke about how I could never mock his eating habits again. So, while Im certain Mike is reading this now and thinking, What the hell have I done now? let me get to my point: Michael Fridovich is a big man. It takes a big man to take what I dished out a few months back, and an even bigger one to realize that while he may fundamentally disagree with what I said, once he understood how his actions made some others feel, he committed to stop doing those things. Councilman Fridovich and I havent discussed this, but this new behavior impresses people myself included. Without running down a laundry list of the problems observed in the past, it appears he has worked to eradicate the behaviors some found unacceptable. That is no easy task for anyone. I speak from experience. Recently, a person I dont know that well suggested I had a tendency to be something of a bulldozer. I didnt see it, but I asked El Cap, my editor, and the Gabber publisher. They all did. Of course, theyre all wrong: I know my heart, and in my heart, Im not that person. However, as much as I disagree, I realize that the only person who doesnt see this behavior is me, and I dont want to make people feel as though Ive run them over when we disagree. Sadly, how I see my behavior doesnt matter if Im hurting other people. In a perfect world, if Michael believed he did no wrong because he had no malice in his heart, well, then, he shouldnt have had to change his behavior. I get that, I do, because Im guilty of the same thing. Michaels unfortunate reality as a councilman is that continuing to believe he was technically in the right and of pure intention will only weaken him politically, and will weaken his city. Thats why, well in advance of Michael as campaign literature against him in the upcoming elections, I want to say this: Michael has not always behaved beyond reproach, but he has proven, at least to this jaded bulldozer of a writer, that he cares more about our city than about his ego. And so, let me close with this: Councilman Fridovich, you have surprised me and earned my respect. I will strive to follow your example. I am proud to call you my councilmember and a fellow Gulfportian. Thank you, sir. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
32 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bin Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Music by Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza Hot Dogs 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pmemail firstname.lastname@example.org / www.post305.org All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Ladies Auxiliary meet 1st Sunday each month at 11:30am Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm AmVets meet 2nd Sunday each month at 11:30am Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmHouse Comm.Mtg.6pm Meatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amSunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games every day. Fish fry last Friday of the month, 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family, $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session 6-10pm Food available 6-8pm Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke 7-11pm Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Steak-O 4-6pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke 7-11pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm Food Available 10:30 a.m. Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday each month, Exec-Bd 6:30 p.m., general meeting 7:00 p.m. Legionnaires meet the third Monday each month, 7 p.m. S.A.L. meets the last Monday each month, 7 pm a.m. to noon to answer any questions you may have. Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:-30-6:30pm
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 33 Linx is a female domestic short hair and she is eight months old. This love bug gets the sweetest and friendliest cat room greeter award hands down. She will bring rays of sunshine to your day in an instant. To meet Linx, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter located at 405 22nd St. S., St. Pete, or call 727-328-7738. All of our animals are posted online at petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Say hello to the lovely Gypsy! Gypsy is an easy going three-year-old hound mix who arrived at SPCA Tampa Bay in mid-May as a transfer from another shelter. This loving and loyal girl will make for a perfect family dog in a home with family members age 8 and up. Gypsy is a mildmannered girl and will make a great addition to a relaxed home. The fee to bring Gypsy home is just $24 and includes her spay surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and free 30 days of Pet Insurance. Come meet Gypsy at SPCA Tampa Bay today, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo, or check her out online at spcatampabay.org. SPCA Pet of the Week Happy Birthday to You! Ready to party? Whether you are celebrating your birthday this month or not, this party is for you. You are invited to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. on Friday, August 22 at 3 p.m. for birthday cake, games, and fun for everyone. Provided by Dolphins View. 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. Heart Healthy Cooking Class The Heart Healthy Cooking Class at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 21 at 2:30 p.m. The chef from The Health and Rehabilitation Centre at Dolphins View will show you how to cook a delicious and healthy meal. Space is limited. You must reserve your spot. 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 727-893-5657.
34 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Joint Ownership: A Will or a Trust Andy, a widower with four children, had most of his available of Deposit. The teller at the bank told Andy that if he would hold each C/D in a trust for each of his children, there would be no probate on Andy's death and each child would then automatically become the owner of one C/D. What the bank teller advised Andy was true, but Andy was probably not told the whole story. If Andy was to hold one C/D in trust for each of his children, whose money would be used if Andy required expensive surgery, twenty-four hour home care or care in a nursing home? Under such circumstances, what had been planned as an equal distribution on death would substantially decrease the inheritance of one or more of his children because money would be spent for Andy's care. In addition, if each of Andy's C/D's were held in trust for one of his children, another problem would arise if Andy became incapacitated. No one would have access to Andy's money and then it would be necessary to have the court appoint a guardian for Andy. Even though the guardian could be one of Andy's children, this could create a needless expense and a great inconvenience. At the very least, Andy should have a will which states that whatever money is left in Andy's estate after the costs of his daily living, lifetime paid will be distributed to his children equally, if that is Andy's wishes. This will, of course, would require a probate on Andy's death but Andy would have been provided for during his lifetime. A much better way of handling Andy's estate, however, would be for Andy to create a living trust. He could then place all of his assets into the trust by transferring the title to his assets from his individual name into his name as Trustee of his trust. Andy would then retain full control of his assets while he is competent, or chooses to have such control, but upon his incapacity the successor trustee that he names in the trust (this may be one or more of his children) takes over control of Andy's assets, pays his bills and keeps a record of receipts and disbursements. The trust will do the following things for Andy and his children: costs and provide for immediate distribution of all assets on Andy's death. 2. Avoid the necessity of a guardianship if Andy is incapacitated. 3. Provide money management during Andy's lifetime if Andy is Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have please consult an attorney.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 35 Her grandfathers store was an enjoyable place to shop, she said, while the business helped keep the family together through the years of World War II. After Sidney Harden, Sr., the store continued to be operated by his son. The photograph on the marker depicts Sidney Harden, Sr., and his butcher James Nelson in front of Hardens Groceries. It is the only photograph with Hardens name on the store, Betty Harden said. The family kept it for many years before she shared its story, now memorialized on the marker along with others to inspire future generations. It just brings so much pride and joy to me that not only my grandfather, but also many other entrepreneurs are recognized, Betty Harden said. Former Mayor Bill Foster initiated the African-American Heritage Trail, while Mayor Rick Kriseman, with the African American Heritage Association, implemented the project. Fosters vision to preserve the stories of the African American community came to him at wakes and funerals, he said at the unveiling ceremony. Orally passed stories about the events and relationships that took place in the city inspired the former mayor to commemorate the people who were segregated to the neighborhood surrounding 9th Ave. S. and 22nd St. St. Petersburg has a rich history. But when it comes to African Americans, its not all sunshine, Foster said. History has to be told, he said, because if you dont learn history, it repeats. Mayor Kriseman says he hopes the unique African American heritage tribute will draw visitors to the neighborhood and encourage Midtowns revitalization. Isnt this an awesome today? There is a lot of pride, said Betty Harden, whose grandfathers store, Hardens Groceries, is remembered along the newly opened AfricanAmerican Heritage Trail in St. Petersburg.Heritage, from front page he said at the opening ceremony, and the audience enthusiastically agreed. Many in the audience were neighbors, relatives and friends of those commemorated on the trail. Vice President of the African American Heritage Association Jon Wilson said: The opening of the trail is history. It very publicly tells a vital story that for so long was overlooked, or even deliberately hidden, and it has the power to diminish old divisions.
36 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Crawlers, from front page the force behind Gecko Season, organized the seventh annual crawl. This year, a $20 ticket bought a drink at one of six Gulfport eateries and bars: Neptune Grille, Little Tommies Tiki, Saltys, Beach Haus, Mangia and OMaddys. The ticket also served as a poker card, and at each location crawlers received their drink token from a volunteer ambassador and chose a playing card. At the after party at Saltys, the best poker hand won a two-night stay at the Sirata on St. Pete Beach. The Gulfport Merchants sold 200 tickets to the pub crawl, and by the end of the night, Linda Worsham, an ambassador at Little Tommies Tiki, had few drink tokens remaining from her bag of 200. Revelers sipped draft beers and well drinks as they strolled through Gulfport. Many groups return every year for the event. One returning crawler recalled past years with affection, commenting about the year the crawl included hot dogs from Yummys. We liked it when they had all the extra stuff, Sarah McHenry, a St. Petersburg resident, said. It was amazing. We still come, obviously. But the extras made us explore. It honestly made us learn about Gulfport, more than we did. McHenry said her group of crawlers grows every year.Cell Phone Class On Thursday, August 14 at 2 p.m., bring your cell phone to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. and ask your questions. Christine and Tony from The Cell Phone Solution will be here to answer all your questions about how to use your cell phone or smart phone, how to download apps, how to take a picture and send them, how to add contacts, and more. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the Event Line at 727-893-5657.
Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 37 Gulfport Toastmasters Open House Gulfport Toastmasters is hosting an Open House every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of August. This free event is a perfect opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, helps its members advance in their personal and professional lives through improved communication and leadership skills. Visitors are welcome to participate in the impromptu speaking section of the meetings, or they can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the presentations! Meetings are held at the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. For more information, please contact a Gulfport Toastmasters representative at 727537-9098 or visit the website at gulfporttoastmasters.comBlood Sugar Checks Its important to know your numbers. Get your numbers checked at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Gulfport, on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Blood sugar screenings are provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Spanish Returns Spanish Beginner 1 and 2 classes resume at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., on September 8. Classes are on Mondays in September, October, and December. See the instructor for the excluded dates. Beginner 1 (novice) is from 6 to 7 p.m. and Beginner 2 is from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. All lesson materials are included. For more information and how to register and pricing please call 727-482-2125 or email tutoring@ conversationalspanishnow.com. Loud, Clear and Free hearing loss are eligible to receive a Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phone for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available on the third Tuesday of every month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. You must call 727-399-9983 to qualify and for more information. Limit one per customer.
38 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 Try your hand at Sudoku Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Big Mama Is WatchingStep aside Big Brother. Big Mama's here to rattle those pots and pans. There's no job too small, or item eyes. Begone your celebratory school cupcakes, your school bake sales of yummy, sugary products, particularly those horrid chocolate bars by which you raise money. Challenge me and you lose your federal money AND those poisonous goods. I'll smack you down like an annoying bug. As for your school breakfasts and lunches dinner or afternoon snacks, too, if you offer them you get my calories assorted the way I want and in the quantity I want. Big Mama knows best. We got the science (for now) on our side. Forget all those old government, low fat worries. Now it's sugars, sodium, the right grains AND fat (meat) that are on our list. Yes, you will eat your broccoli and spinach and salads and other leafy things or you just won't eat. As for those sugary soft drinks and snacks at sports concession stands forget about it. You'll get low fat, low sodium, and low sugar whatever Big Mama says. If you think I'm making fun of Michelle Obama, go right ahead. Be my guest. However, if Big Brother (Orwell's "1984" novel) is a good enough phrase to refer to the ever-watching, always intruding government in general, Big Mama is apt for programs that intrude in the kitchen. Besides, while Michelle O. might champion the program, it was a nearly all male, majority Democratic congress that passed this child nutrition bill in 2010. Yes, four years ago and it's still being implemented and expanded and will be for another four years or so. It did not require exercise programs, but why not? That bill increased eligibility for each and every school food across this using locally produced foods, increased spending ($4.5 billion) and expanded jurisdiction to fund raising bake sales and concession stands at sporting events. Is it bad that our children (and we) should eat the proper food? Of course not. Is it bad that Michelle O. promotes better eating? Of course not. Nothing wrong with promoting, persuading, or recommending. However, contemplating the big, bulky, gigantic federal bureaucracy, planning a school menu, and enforcing such regulations, is a big mouthful to swallow. These aren't guidelines, by the way. These are mandatory programs or you don't get the federal subsidies for the food. That requires inspections, auditing, a broadened bureaucracy to monitor the diets and changing science and food availabilities and so forth and so on. As an example, just reading the agenda on the Department of Agriculture website regarding the program took me one hour. And that wasn't getting into details. All has not gone smoothly. Some school districts have dropped out of the program calculating that it cost more to implement the program than they got in federal subsidies. A number of states have created escape clauses or other "outs." Some have reported that the kids are throwing away too much of the food. Others have reported that the kids don't get enough food, particularly athletes. Calories, by the way, are dictated by the Feds. K-5 get 550-650 calories; 6-8 grades get 600-700; 9-12 get 750 -850. Those are calories in leafy vegs, beans, fruits, and grains and milk for the most part. As for those school fund raisers for special trips, special causes, special equipment or extras, it will have to be nutrition bars. Of course, no one is starving. Kids may not like the food and may not eat it. But, if they are hungry enough they will. We pamper kids too much anyway. But, can't the vast majority of parents be trusted to raise their children without the dictates of the far removed and often mistaken federal government? If government can control school lunches, why can't they control our grocery stores or work places as in "all work places shall direct a vigorous 20-minute exercise program daily or forfeit all tax deductions for expenses"? Government always knows best, doesn't it? And, anyway, it is no longer the people who give power to the government, but the government who permits the people to have a bit of
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42 Gabber August 14 August 20, 2014 2006 PT CRUISERRuns Good, Great on Gas, As Is, $2500 obo, 727-320-5449.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710. Furniture/Appliances ROLLTOP DESK-New Version, Excellent Condition. Nice Piece! $200. 727-459-5537. NEW CONDITION RATTAN FURNITUREBedroom Dresser, Wall MIrror, 4 Support Pieces, Heavy Protective Glass Tops, Lamps, $125, 6-Piece Dinette Set, $75, Buy Both Sets, $160. 727-251-0933 FREE ENTERTAINMENT CENTEROak. 4 h X 4-1/2 long. 727-326-8216 SOFA $150Coffee Table & Two End Tables, $125. Dining Table w/Four Chairs, $125. o.b.o. All in Excellent Condition! 727-481-5859. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. MOBILITY MOTORIZED CHAIRGo-Go Elite Traveller (4-Wheel), Ramps Included, Excellent Condition, $700, 727-320-2994 21 SPEED RECUMBENT BIKE$250 (reg. $600). Wooden Contemporary Futton $100. Burgandy Leather Couch. $150. Best Offers! 727-692-7062 GULFPORT-A Denitive History Author, Lynne Brown. New Softcovers. WEre $26.99, Now $16.50, Plus $3.50 Shipping. 727-3922859.GROUP CRUISECarnival Sunshine Out of Port Canaveral, Feb 15 to 20 to Nassau Bahamas & Grand Turk $345 plus Port Taxes, Dick, 727-345-4323. email@example.com. Marine 1978 GRADY WHITE-Cutty Cabin, 20 Ft. 200 HP Mercury, All Electronics, w/Trailer. $8500 o.b.o. 727-479-6416. BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals HANDSOME CREAM-Colored Himalayian Male, Neutered Shots. 11 Yrs. Old. Lifespan up to 20 Yrs. Loves Affection, Good House Pet. Will Consider Fostering Also. Please Call, Email or Text Me for Pictures. lindajmccoy@ aol.com 727-641-7297. LEO THE LOVING INDOOR CAT-Was Orpphanned After Human Mom Passed Away. He is Looking for His Forever Home! He is a Beautiful, Healthy 7 Yr. Old Neutered Male w/ Thick Grey Hair, White Cheeks, Chest & Paws. He is Shy at First but Becomes Very Attached and Affectionate. Gets Along Very Well With Other Cats! Please Contact Camille Barnes at 727-455-8706. BEAUTIFUL SLEEK CAT-Jet Black, 9 month Old w/Gold Eyes. Smart, Friendly, Affectionate Indoor House Cat. Needs Home. Call, Text or email me for Pics. firstname.lastname@example.org 727-641-7297. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on August 28, 2014, 11:00A.M. at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1999 Ford Expedition VIN# 1FMPU18L4XLA02748 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on August 29, 2014, 9:00A.M. at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1988 Ford Mustang LX VIN# 1FABP44A170290 1999 Mercury Villager VIN# 4M2XV11TXXDJ05057 2002 Kia Spectra GS/GSX VIN# KNAFB161725081978 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Sept. 8, 2014, 9:00A.M. at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 2002 Pontiac Montana VIN# 1GMDU03E82D233130 1996 Wabash National Corp VIN# 1jjv532y6t1297443 Yard/Garage Sale 4534 21ST AVE. S.Saturday 9-2. Desk, TI Graphic Calculators. Computer, Ofce Chairs, Clothes, Shoes for Adult/Children. Jewelry, DVDs. BIG ESTATE SALELots of Everything! Many Decorative Items and Giftware Intended for New Store, Friday/ Saturday, 9-4, 4220 MLK St. S. (Park on Side Streets; No Early Birds.) SATURDAY 9-3P.M.-2508 56th St. S. Raindate Sunday 9-3p.m. Moving Sale, Books, Household Items, Lamps, Furniture, Bric-abrac, Collectibles & Much, Much More! BIG YARD SALESat. Only! 8-16. 8a.m.4p.m. Housewares, Clothes, Toys, Organ, 50 TV, 6 piece Sectional w/3 Recliners. Treadmill, Home and Yard Decor. 1520 55th St. S. YARD & GARDEN SALE-Saturday & Sunday, 10-4p.m. 5917 16th Ave. N. Plants from Angel Trumpets to Zamias. Rare Plants & More. Household items & more. Free Plant w/Purchase! Wholesale Prices. Free Advice From Certied Horticulturist! MOVING SALE! 2900 E. Vina del Mar, St. Pete Beach. Saturday 8/16, 7a.m.-noon. Tools, Gas Grill, Household & Yard Items. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Automotive PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. 1998 FORD F-150-Super Cab, V6, $1500. 727-321-7333. General FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Robert Gonser, sole owner desiring to engage in business under the cticious name Sundial Window Coverings located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Flori da Statues. August 14, 2014. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Linder & Associ ates desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name DR Mold Solutions located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpora tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. August 14, 2014. Legal Notices Legal Notices YARD SALE-Saturday 7a.m.-2p.m. 7211 Gre villa Ave. Furniture, Misc. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
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