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No. 2376 August 28 September 3, 2014 Gecko Ball Roars at the Casino Mayor Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge issued by Jon Ziegler, Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson took the plunge Saturday night. The Ice Bucket Challenge, intended to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrigs Disease), has raised almost $80 million as of August 25. Participants allow someone to dump a bucket of ice water over their head, and upload a video to social media. They also donate $10 to the ALS Association. Those challenged may forego the dumping by donating $100. After getting doused, the participant may challenge others. A very wet Henderson challenged Mike from Little Tommies Tiki, Gabber reporter Cathy Salustri, and his own mother. Salustri will take the challenge at GeckoFest this coming Saturday. Code Enforcement in the Art District Gulfports Code Enforcement will focus in the Art District, which generally extends south from Gulfport Blvd. to the water and west from 49th Street to 58th and 59th Streets South. Because Gulfport has one inspector who focuses on one section at a time, he depends on residents to call in violations when they see them. The city will inspect within one working day of a complaint to verify any violation. Call 727-893-1061 to report violations. If the inspector is unavailable, leave as detailed a message as possible to help him can be anonymous, See Codes, page 30 Jerryanne Hindeman, Muzzey, Margo Scannell take a break from apping to mug for the camera at Saturday nights Gecko Ball at the Gulfport Casino. See photo spread, page 24.
2 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Troy Kerr, Faun Weaver, Rachal Macleod, and Denese Dileo took the Gabber to La Fortuna, Costa Rica. And they even managed to nd a giant gecko! 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 7 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.Teen BBQ and Community Yard Sale Join the St. Petersburgs Recreation Centers Teen Councils Saturday, September 13, for the 12th Annual Teen BBQ Cook-off accompanied by a community yard sale. The popular community yard sale with about 100 vendors begins in beautiful Crescent Lake Park, 1320 5th Street N. at 8 a.m. with the BBQ Cook-off beginning at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chicken, wings, burgers, ribs and more for sale. Free admission includes: live and crafts, and face painting. Food tickets $1 each, $3 unlimited activity bracelets sold separately. Reserve your 10 x 10 yard sale space for $20. Goodwill donation pickup from 1 to 2 p.m. Proceeds TASCO Teen Programs. For more information, call 727-893-7813.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 3 EDGE District Poker Crawl Join the Poker Crawl, Saturday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the EDGE District, downtown St. Petersburg. The premise of the Poker Crawl is based on popular Poker Runs in which participants on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, horses, or other means checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object of the Poker Run is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. the Run to a Crawl where participants walk to participating businesses, get a poker card and a special deal. Participants need only go to as many businesses as possible to get more cards to have a higher chance of making a better hand. fun and special deals and offers from participating businesses. From noon to 3 p.m. children of all ages can come to Creative Clay at 1124 Central Avenue to create their own playing cards to keep or trade and build a house of cards! Poker Hands are dropped off at the Green Bench Brewing Co. before 7:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Players do not have to be present to win or make a purchase to play. The EDGE Business District organization comprised of businesses, property owners, residents and visitors working to promote community interests by supporting and creating a sustainable local economy within the EDGE District of St. Petersburg. To learn more visit edgedistrict.org or call 727-3298869. Childrens Gymnastics Class Sunshine Gymnastics at the Gulfport Recreation Center starts on Thursday, September 4. Class time is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Skills introduced on balance beam, cartwheel mat, spring board, incline mat, and back handspring mats. Ages 5 to 12. The cost is $30 per month with a $20 registration. For more information call Barbara at 727-804-9400.
4 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Labor Day Closings and Trash Pickup Changes For St. Petersburg customers during the holiday week of September 1 to 5, Monday residential trash pickup will be on Tuesday; and Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday. All other collection days (Thursday and Friday) remain the same and brush sites will be open on September 1. Facilities open to the public on Monday, September 1 also include three city golf courses (Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links and Twin Brooks), North Shore Aquatic Complex, Municipal Beach concession stand on Treasure Island, Municipal Marina Ships Store, Sanitation Department brush sites and Sunken Gardens City facilities closed on Monday, September 1 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, City Hall, Municipal Services Center, libraries, recreation centers, eight neighborhood pools, Enoch Davis Center, Sunshine Center, Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center, Jamestown Apartments-Townhomes and Sunken Gardens business online, visit stpete.org/holidays. For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. For dial 911.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 5 Home Gardening: Rain Barrels Have you ever thought What a waste! when you see rainwater pouring out of your gutter down spout and then down the street? By attending this workshop hosted by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension, you will learn how to save that water in a recycled plastic drum for use in your landscape. The collected water may be used for your plant beds, potted plants, and special plant collections. The Gulfport Public Library will host one of the Pinellas County Extension services agent, Brian Niemann, for a fun and educational reservations only workshop on Saturday, September 27 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Each attendee will receive instructions on how to build and install a rain barrel. You also have the option of purchasing a completed rain barrel in advance of the workshop. Rain barrels are available only at the class and payment by check is required for the rain barrel on the day of the class. Rain barrel cost is $35 and supplies are limited. To reserve your barrel in advance, call 727-453-6524. The Library extends many thanks to the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service and workshop leader Brian Niemann for their ongoing support and in making this event possible. For more information and to preregister contact 727-893-1073 or stop by the Reference Desk. Youth Basketball on St. Pete Beach The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., will be offering a Coed Youth Basketball League for children grades 1 through 8. Practices will be held once a week and games on Saturdays. The cost is only $75 per athlete. Register in person at the Community Center now through September 5. For more information call 727-363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.
6 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Volunteer for Fun at GeckFest! Susan Blankenship and Steve Merchant review the volunteer lists after the volunteer meeting Monday night, August 25. GeckoFest, Gulfports premier street festival, runs on volunteers who do everything from barricade setup and manning the beer truck to maintenance and t-shirt sales. The daylong event happens this weekend, August 30, in downtown Gulfport. Volunteers are still needed. Contact Chris Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-902-2326. Free HIV Testing Did you know that the median age of residents in Gulfports zip code, 33707, is 53? Did you also know that in Pinellas County last year the highest percentage of new HIV infections was in men over age 50? The CDC projects that half of all Americans with HIV will be over 50 by the year 2015. ASAP, has agreed to provide a mobile testing counselors to achieve the goal of making Gulfport citizens aware of their HIV status. Gulfport has a substantial LGBT population. Unfortunately, that community is adversely affected by this epidemic. Providing free, example for the county, state, and nation. An excerpt from a speech given at the 2014 International AIDS Conference states: Despite brightened lifespan projections for people living with HIV, the outlook for older populations is fraught frailty, depression, loneliness, physical illness, disease and cognitive decline. Early detection is key to ensuring a positive health outcome with education replacing the fear and stigma of HIV. Know your status. Get tested August 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. For details call 727-893-5657.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 7 Gulfport Neighbors Volunteer Opportunities The end of summer is fast approaching, however the activities in Gulfport continue on regardless of season. The following is a list of activities either sponsored by or supported by the Gulfport Neighbors. They encourage residents to consider donating a bit of time for these great causes. The 14th Annual Geckofest is Saturday August 30, on Beach Blvd. between 28th Avenue and the waterfront. Geckofest is the street party of the year! It cannot succeed without great volunteers. This year Geckofest will need including barricade set-up/security, vendor set-up, general maintenance, childrens area, T-shirt sales, and beer truck sales. Shifts are only two hours, and youll have a great time and meet great people. Please contact Chris Spencer at email@example.com, or 727-902-2326 and let him know youre interested, and what position and time you would prefer to work. A Gulfport Beach and Area Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 13 at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Beach Waterfront Complex, Shelter #4. If you are looking for an activity where you can make a difference and at the same time get outdoor exercise and meet interesting people while reducing the pollution in waterways and the litter in the community, these events are for you! Please bring a picker/grabber and gloves and be sure to wear sun protection. Water will be provided. There is a Gulfport Community Garden Mulching Party, Saturday September 20, 9 a.m. at 5125 Preston Avenue. Come help be a part of re-creating the community garden. Please bring garden tools, wheelbarrows, etc. Water will be provided. Sign up at facebook.com/events/1 533972646833064/?source=1 The SO49 7th Annual Tangerine Blues Fest is September 27 and 28 at the Tangerine Greenway in Gulfport.This is a two-day event this year. About 150 volunteers are needed for duties such as gate watchers, ticket sales, etc. All volunteers will be fed and drinks will be available. Interested parties can contact Chairman, Phil Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gulfport Neighbors will have a booth at this event and are also looking for volunteers to staff the booth. Learn more about all that is going on with Gulfport Neighbors and how you can help at facebook.com/ gulfportneighbors.Batman 75th Anniversary Bash Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman! Check out a morning of exciting Batman adventures for kids 3 and up. Battle the Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and Gotham Citys other villains. Enjoy games, crafts and prizes on Saturday, September 6 at 11 a.m., at St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. Call 727-892-5296 or visit splibraries.org for more information.
8 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Gulfport Crime Awareness Meeting Due 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. School is open. Please drive carefully! 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 727-8931118. 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. 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 starting at 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 28 September 3, 2014 9 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 St. 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. Oktoberfest Returns to the Grand Central St. Pete Oktoberfest returns to the Grand Central District as an all-day, family friendly event on Saturday, September 20 from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the 2800 block of Central Avenue. As in previous years, the event will serve as a fundraiser for the Grand Central District Association (GCDA), The all-day event will include lineup of live entertainment featuring local favorites Have Gun Will Travel, (hgwt.bandcamp.com), a variety of food and arts/crafts vendors, a kids area, an assortment of beers provided by Great Bay Distributors, and a series of Oktoberfest-themed games and contests. There will be no admission fee to attend the event, and free street parking is available throughout the Grand Central District and surrounding area. More details about the event can be found at stpeteoktoberfest.com or facebook. com/StPeteOktoberfest. The Grand Central District in St. Petersburg has been a Florida Main Street community since 2001. A unique urban village, the District is home to many beloved local restaurants and bars, antique retailers, art galleries, unique shops, professional and personal services, health/wellness providers, and more. The Grand Central District is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, and can be easily reached via the Central Avenue Trolley.Watercolor with Patsi Returns Fun, focused, and fast classes. Beginner and intermediate level. No experience required. Classes are offered in the morning from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and in the evening from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays starting in September. The classes are held at the Gulfport Recreation center. Please call John at 727-8931079 or Patsi at 727-501-3559 for more information.
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Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 11 Old Fashioned Fishing Makes MemoriesBy Elizabeth Brown-Worthington With bamboo cane poles and a Dixie cup of worms in hand, many families gathered at Jorgensen Lake behind the Main Branch Library in St. Petersburg on Saturday, August 23 for the 66th annual Dennis Crenshaw Memorial Fish-A-Thon. They can come and we provide them everything, said Polly Brannon, recreation supervisor for the city of St. Petersburg. Its a nice cooperative partnership with Civitan. The event, sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg and the Civitan Club, has been named after a popular Boca Ciega High School Marine Science teacher and St. Petersburg recreation employee who died in 2006. First held in 1948, the FishA-Thon brings back memories for many who now come with their children and grandchildren. We have grandparents who director of the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg. I have a copy of the award from the 15th annual. A man I work with won and hes 70 now. Charles Paquette brought his two daughters along for Saturdays event. The last time I did this was when I was eight years old, he said. In fact, me and my sister were in the paper because of it. It was probably with these same rods too. Open to all and free of charge, prizes were logged; at the end of the day, the four children grams. Brannon who was in charge of the event. She admitted there was a bit of clever Fish-A-Thon participant Max Tutt with his winning, 61-gram sh. Families made a new generation of memories at Saturdays Fish-A-Thon. The last time I did this was when I was eight years old, said Charles Paquette, who brought his daughters to sh.
12 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Gulfport Toastmasters Open HousePhoto courtesy of Tropical Focus PhotographyFrom left to right: Robin Riddell, Jeff Thomas, and April Hill of the Gulfport Toastmasters. Gulfport Toastmasters Club is hosting an Open House every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of September. This group provides a supportive and encouraging environment for members to practice their communication skills and engage in leadership activities. Stop by a meeting fear of public speaking, master the art of successful communicating, or just be part of a positive group of people and have some fun! Meetings are held at the Gulfport Library at 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport. For more information, please contact Angie LeBeau at 727-537-9098 or visit gulfporttoastmasters.com. Homeless Emergency Project American Legion Auxiliary #125 is collecting housewarming items Emergency Project (HEP) Veterans Program. There is a list by the donation box in the lounge, but some of the items needed are toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, mouthwash, shampoo, body wash, soap, shaving cream, razors, lotions, Lysol wipes, bathroom cleaner, clothes soap, dryer sheets, dish soap, paper towels, laundry bags, toilet paper, bath towels, wash cloths, snacks and grocery bags. They can be donated to the Legion located at 6440 5th Ave. S.Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events Monday, September 8: Aroma Therapy and Potions presented by Garden Club member Sandy Ambler. A Creative Crafts program. Cost of materials is $4.50. Tuesday, September 9: Daylilies with guest speaker Linda Sample from the Daylily Society. A program and End of Summer Picnic. All Members Meeting presented by the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 11:30 a.m. Public welcome. Tuesday, September 9 : Endangered Monarchs and Milkweed. What can you do to help Club member Kathie Gorman will be the speaker. A program presented by the Night Bloomers Circle of the Garden Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17: How to Make a Bouquet (Tussie-Mussie) with a demonstration and sale of Tomboy Tools for the garden. A program presented by the Flower Arranging Circle of the Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 23: Managing Pests in the Garden with Garden Coach Pam Brown of Pampered Gardeners speaking. A program presented by the Jungle Circle of the Garden Club, 1 p.m. Visit gardenclubstpetersburg.org or stop by 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg, 727-381-8920.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 13 Tangerine Blues Fest The Tangerine Blues Fest and Country Music Weekend is almost here. This years two-day lineup of bands (Blues on Saturday, September 27 and Country on Sunday, September 28) is dynamic. Along with all the free music, some great food is being served up by Pipos the original Chicago Hot Dog, Wing House and their famous wings, Melt Company with a great grilled cheese sandwich, Mangia Gourmet, Mr. Bills with hamburgers and funnel cakes, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Gulfport Elementary serving ice cold Coke and water and much more. Come out to meet Raymond of the Tampa Bay Rays, costumed characters from McDonalds and enjoy carnival rides provided by Spotlight Amusements. They will have a full scale NASCAR racing car on display and many more display booths. Have you donated blood this year? The Florida Blood Service bus will be on site so you can take the time to donate. Admission is free both days and there is something for everyone! Bring your chairs or blankets and stake out an area for the free concerts on the Tangerine Greenway, 18th Ave. S. and 49th St. in Gulfport. No animals or coolers will be allowed in. Bikes and skateboards will need to be walked through the area. Check out the new website at tangerinebluesfest. com.Catch Yourself Before You Fall One out of three older adults falls each year. What outcomes are linked to falls? Who is at risk? Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on Wednesday, September 3 at 3:30 p.m. to learn how to reduce the risks of falling in a lively, interactive, educational discussion. This presentation will be led by Katherine Campbell, owner of These Joints are Jumping, Ageless Grace Trainer & Educator, and sponsored in full by First Light Home Care. 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. 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 breakfast and 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 in advance only at stpeteglitterqueens.org. Tickets will not be available at the door.Jay Beyrouti Speaks at Republican Club Jay Beyrouti will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. Beyrouti, the former Mayor of Redington Shores (1994-2006) and past president of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee (2008-2012 ), is currently the governors appointee to the Republican Party of Floridas Executive Board where he serves as the chairman of the budget committee. The topic of Beyroutis presentation is The political landscape of Pinellas County and the importance of the 2014 midterm election. A Question and Answer period will follow the presentation. There is no charge for this event and everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. For information on this and other club activities, please call Gus Pries, 727-864-0312.
14 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Auditions for A Christmas Story St. Petersburg City Theatre will hold auditions for A Christmas Story on September 21 and 22. Written by Jean Shepherd and directed by Stephen Bell, the classic movie comes to life on City Theatres stage. Childrens parts will audition at 5:30 p.m. and adults at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21. Auditions will include cold readings from the script. Callbacks will be held on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. out forms and have audition photos made. Resumes and head shots are not expected or required. Cast Requirements: Ralph (adult Ralphie) Narrator (onstage), age 35 and up Four Boys: able to play age 9 to 11 One Boy: able to play age 7 to 9 The Old Man (father): able to play age 40 to 50 Mom: able to play age 35 to 45 Miss Shields: able to play age 25 and up Two Girls (minor roles but visible): able to play age 9 to 11 Other Minor Walk-on Roles: All Adult, any age, any gender: The Cowboy, The Tree Lot Owner, The Delivery Man, The Voice of a Neighbor. The possibilities exist to cast many other people in crowd scenes and as extras if interested. The production dates for A Christmas Story are December 5 through 21. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. information at 727-866-1973 or visit spcitytheatre.org. The theatre is located just off I-275 at 4025 31st St. S.Gulfport Fights Cancer With Relay For Life Community members will join together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost cancer 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 American Cancer Societys mission against cancer. 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.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 15 Creative Clay Call to Artists Creative Clay, Inc., announces The Good Folk Show Invitational 2014, an annual exhibit of portraits of their member artists by professional local and regional artists working in all media. Interested artists are requested to apply to participate in this show by contacting Marketing and Exhibitions Director Jody Bikoff at email@example.com. The Good Folk Show Invitational 2014 opening reception is September 13, 5 to 9 p.m., during ArtWalk. The show also will be showcased during Folkfest St. Pete, October 25 and 26, and runs through November 5. In addition to the September 13 opening, Creative Clays September ArtWalk offerings will feature music by JazzPulse, a group of Tampa Bayarea musicians who share a love of the great American tradition of jazz. Their repertoire includes music from the jazz giants of the past 50 years, along with original compositions with a decidedly modern feel. Creative Clays mission is to provide expressive, educational and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. They serve people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children, veterans, and provide outreach art experiences in the community. Creative Clay is located at1124 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.Special Adoption fee at Save Our Strays Black and white cats are exquisitely beautiful and currently Save Our Strays is offering a reduced adoption fee of $35 for its tuxedo kitties and white-with-black cats over six months of age. These cats are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and county license and are microchipped. Raised in foster homes, they are quite sociable and offer great companionship. Check out Sweet Pea, Star, Oreo, Luka, Tippy and Todd on SOS com. To learn how you can meet these great two-toned cats, please phone a volunteer at 727-545-1116 or 727481-5262. Save Our Strays is a nonto rehoming cats and kittens.
16 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com We've Been At WarWar! Just when we thought the war on terror was over (we got out of Iraq and are getting out of Afghanistan), it raises its head in the grotesque beheading of an American journalist. It shouldn't be a surprise. We've never not been at war with the Muslim extremists. Just because a new group, ISIS or ISIL headed by a psychopath, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, whom we released from an Iraqi jail, has emerged to supplant or absorb Al-Qaeda, the basic factors haven't changed since 9/11 and before: Islamists seek to create an extreme Muslim world that means death or subjugation of all Buddhists, believers and unbelievers. And, as always, as demonstrated by Center, 9/11/, the Boston Bombing, and attacks, separate and collective against all Westerners, particularly Americans, they are going to take the attacks to us wherever we are. They say they want to kill us. Why shouldn't we believe them? We may have declared the war over with the killing of Bin Laden and the selective killing of Al-Qaeda leaders, but war is a two or more sided game. Right now ISIS/ISIL, which stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or Islamic State In the Levant (eastern Mediterranean), has declared a caliphate, or center of the Muslim world. Other Muslims may or may not recognize it, but it is drawing radicals from around the reaching back to the Ottoman Empire and Muslim ascendancy from the Prophet through the 13th Century. Interestingly, Glenn Beck, the controversial political commentator was ridiculed a couple of years back for saying that a caliphate was the objective of the radical Islamic movement. Whichever way you look at it, ISIS/ISIL/Al-Qaeda/Taliban or Boko Haram of Nigeria are all pieces of one and they embody Evil. There is nothing really new. Beheadings are standard and routine as are forced conversions, slavery, rape, capture and ransom, and strict Sharia Law in its most radical form. The movement is funded as never before. Before it was millions. Now it is billions in captured bank captured military equipment, as well as continued donations from wealthy Muslims in oil rich states. it funds a war that never ended. We cannot be bystanders. That's the problem, of course. If we can't stand back and watch and wait and respond to separate incidents whether against an American individual, America itself, or our allies, what can we do? Invasion and nation-building haven't worked out too well although the invasion parts were successful. National building or preservation as represented by our still-heavy presence in Europe, Japan and Korea worked well then, but the extreme tribal and religious provide a strong base for governing. Even building a coalition with parties mutually threatened is a formidable task although one way or another it will have to be done, strange bedfellows or not. Perhaps annihilation with no nation building is a strategy. Boom. We're in. Boom, we're out. Drone and cruise missiles. Arms length war. It works, but not for long. In the immediate case, at least for a short time, we have an alternatives with the Kurds in northern Iraq. They don't even have a recognized country of their own (technically, they're a part of Iraq), but do have a functioning regional government, resources, and a functioning militia. They need arms, intelligence and advisors. They don't want our foot soldiers. That works. Getting to the source of ISIL is another matter. An alliance with other radicals and the more moderate original anti-Assad revolutionary groups in Syria and maybe even with Assad is a possibility with very little stability. Likewise an alliance with Iran. Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia are no brainers. A big player could be Turkey, the only Middle Eastern Muslim country with a functioning, truly democratic government. Turkey, however, is a big supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood of which Hamas is a wing. So is Qatar, a small, rich country and owner of Al-Jazeera. However, there's neither time nor space to address all these aspects. I suspect that a combination of any and all of these initiatives overlaid with a heavy dose of counter intelligence work is the only alternative to the dreaded "troops get this administration to act at all and when we act to act with strength and purpose. There is no doubt we're in a war whatever you call it. The be done with wishful thinking or words.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 17 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm 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 Junior Auxiliary meets 1st Saturday each month 10:30am Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month Exec-Bd 6:30 general meeting 7:00pm Legionnaires meet 3rd Monday each month 7 pm S.A.L. meets last Monday each month 7 pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:-30-6:30pm
18 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 This Week's Solutions 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.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 19 Tom DAngelo, Gulfport: When you have to sight in and hold your breath. Sight control. Carl Van Emburgh, Gulfport: Just the sighting. It's really a function of not just left and right but up and down. Marjorie Grudzinski, Gulfport: Keeping it steady. Martha Conrad, Gulfport: Getting the right aim. The Gabs At Gulfport Citizen's Police Academy, students tried their hand at shooting. We asked them
20 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 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 By Holiday Mathis The moon, Saturn and Mars meet up in Scorpio emphasizing the polarizations of this existence. It's light and dark, life and death. Sure, the "middling bit" is where we hang out for much of it, and yet there will be such an awareness of the temporal nature of this life that we can't hang out there without feeling profound about it. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will be (futilely) attempting to resist a natural attraction. What would happen if you gave into it instead? For starters, you'd immediately have more energy at your disposal because resistance requires so much from you. Of course, you might have to handle a few details before you let yourself go wild. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Among your many talents, constancy will be the most important one this week. To be steadfast is simple but not easy. To the untrained eye, such constancy may seem to lack glamour. And yet success will come to you because you know what needs to be done and you show up to do it every single time. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You do not need to be sensitive to feedback. None of it is about you personally. Everything you hear can help you become a better performer. Some comments make you better because you know to ignore them; others, because you know to heed them. The knowing is something that happens deep inside you. Trust it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Passion is overrated. A little goes a long way. Those who believe "all's fair in love and war" lack impulse control. This week you're better off with the kind of people who stick with certain rules of conduct. Build those relationships. Cherish them. Celebrate that unsung virtue: decency. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sure, you're status-conscious. If you weren't, it the culture in which you live. At the same time, you're spiritually evolved enough to realize that ultimately we are all the same. That is the part of you that someone will fall in love with this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you're authentically interested in will energize you. The rest will be a drain, but you won't mind it -it's to be expected. Life, as a rule, requires energy. That's why it's such a treat gives more than it takes. Consider this among your most precious gifts of the week. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What a child blurts out in the spirit of harmless observation may be considered downright detrimental to a socially conscious adult. And there are those around you who are over 18 and, judging by what leaves their lips, have yet to enter full adulthood. This is when your diplomatic powers shine best. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). cowardly. Not only are you bolder than usual this week, but you also could convince yourself that you like meeting new people and accept the arduous work that comes with it. Because this week the socializing is pretty much unavoidable, you may as well throw yourself into it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You take pleasure in getting things right. That's why you'll go back to a project you once abandoned, armed with new information and methods to try. Your perspective and attitude are stellar. This time around you'll do better. It may take another try next week, but you're certainly on your way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You haven't been taking your leisure time seriously enough. Honestly, when all is said and done, are you really going to be proud of yourself for neglecting to have fun? At the very least, get out on Thursday or Friday evening. Go where the lighting and music put you in a different world. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don't have to be around cynical, bitter to bouncing your ideas off of a few naysayers and pessimists. These are the people who poke around trying they will help you avoid the obvious ones and bring awareness to the more subtle dangers. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Being big-picture focused is beautiful for you this week. You are so intent on having a great life that whatever happens in a not-so-great hour -or maybe even in a whole 24-hour period -is essentially inconsequential. Playing the long game will bring you much satisfaction and success.
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22 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Local ObituariesBOUCHEZ, DONALDINE MAY, 81, of Town Shores, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born in Hartford, CT, she came here in 1996 from Winsted, CT. Donna was a supervisor with Sears for many years. She loved cats and collecting antiques. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Elsie Trimble DiCioccio. Donna is survived by her husband of 59 years Charles; a son Charles Jr.; a brother Gregory DiCioccio and his wife Carol and many, many nieces and nephews. ALifeTribute.com. American Legion Post 125 News Its not too late to get your Back to School items donated for this years drive. October 14, Penny Auction starting at 5 p.m. with chip sales auction starts at 7 p.m. Fun for all, door prizes, 50/50, and a whole lot more. Time is ticking by to get your items in so call now for a pick up or just bring them in to the Legion and we can store them. (No clothes please.) Come play Steak-ums Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. Meet new people and play up for hot dogs and burgers. September 20 beginning at 8:30 am the American Legion Riders starting at Post #125 will hold a Poker Run/ fundraiser with all proceeds going to Cancer Awareness and COTA (Childrens Organ Transplant). Thank you to everyone who came out (nearly 200 people) for Fran Worthingtons Memorial Service and Celebration of Life. Everyone the Worthington family was blessed and Fran was smiling down on all who attended. There were nearly 40 lighthouses displayed of all sizes, shapes and replicas of landmarks. Fran was known as Lady of the Lighthouse. 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.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 23 Kids Karate Chito Ryu Karate at Gulfport recreation center is staring a new kids class in September. The class will be for students in kindergarten to 8 years of age and be held on Thursdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Please contact Sensei Andel at 727-459-1319 for more information. For ages 8 and up classes are held Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Medicare Info at Main Branch Library Medicare 101: An introduction to Medicare. Learn about Original Medicare, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D assistance programs. Tuesday, September 30 at 11 a.m. Medicare Advantage Plans: This Medicare Advantage Plans including HMOs and PPOs. Youll learn what they are, how they work, when you can join and your rights and protections. Tuesday, October 14, 11 a.m. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans: This is an overview of Medicare Part D. Youll learn about eligibility and enrollment, how to compare and assistance programs. Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. All three programs are presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a program of the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging. Programs will be presented in the auditorium of the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. Register by calling 727-893-7928. In addition, one-on-one appointments with a SHINE Medicare Counselor will be available at the St. Petersburg Main Library, Wednesdays, October 8 to December 3, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The SHINE counselor can help answer your questions about Medicare, assist with enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs, and can help you determine which Medical and/ or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan 7928 to register for an appointment. American Stage Fall Youth Classes American Stage Education now offers year-round acting classes for youth ages 5 to 17. With a focus on developing the students performance skills, creativity, and the beginning actor as well as for advanced performers. While class titles remain the same year after pieces change each semester. Classes are designed to be taken more than once. Each class meets once a week for 12 weeks, allowing students the opportunity to get a truly in-depth experience. All classes are taught by working, professional theatre artists who have a passion for teaching. Instructors are trained by American Stage and have passed a Level 2 background screening. For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department, at 727-823-1600 x 204 or email at email@example.com.
24 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Stan Kreuter looks pretty happy for a banker who may or may not have lost his entire towns life savings. Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Roman dances in the aisles with Judy Baggs. Daniel Hodge gets up and gets down with the rest of the Roaring Gecko ragtime crowd Saturday night. Mayor Sam Henderson (right) helps outgoing Queen Faun Weaver and her court recover from last years Saturday Night Fever and travel back in time to the Jazz Age. By Cathy Salustri At the annual Gecko Ball, a packed Gulfport Casino rocked the town on August 23. The soldout event took on a Jazz Age theme this year: Roaring Geckos. Flapper queens, Gatsby types, bankers and one man in a blue striped bathing costume overtook the Casino and the Z Street Speakeasy Band kept the Zeldas and Art Deco fans entertained. Backn Blue Caf catered, complete with serving girls dressed as appers. The Gecko Ball is one of three Gecko-related activities during Gulfports Gecko Season. The culmination of the season will take place this Saturday, August 30, with GeckoFest, an all-dayand-part-of-the-night celebration of Gulfport.The Great Gecko Ball Roars at the Casino
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 25 Gail Biron and partner Pauline Laurendeau cut a rug, apper style. Dean Wick and Stone Handy might be bartenders or gangsters shady characters either way in the Jazz Age. Saturday night, Gulfport crowned a new Gecko Queen: Wesley Sloat (left). Mayor Sam Henderson crowned him the second-ever Gecko Queen. The rst queen, Faun Weaver, graciously relinquished her crown. Angela Lagan is pretty in pink and looks like sugar and spice personied. Christoper Toffer Ross looks suspiciously like Amelia Earhart. So much so, she won the costume contest. Vivian Hawker also won the contest; Hawker made her entire costume.
26 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Teen Council Distributes School Supplies The Gulfport Teen Council had a successful school supply drive. An overwhelming amount of donated supplies such as paper, crayons, pencils, pens, folders, binders, etc. were received. These supplies enable students to have the items needed for a good start for the school year, as many resources to provide these supplies, said Mary Ruth Bumgarner, Family and Community Liaison at Gulfport Elementary. These projects let the students know that members of the community care about them and their educational success. The supplies were distributed to Boca Ciega High, Hamilton Disston, Thurgood Marshall Fundamental and Gulfport Elementary. The Gulfport Teen Council would like to thank everyone that made this project a success. 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. PAG Thrift Shop Celebrates 56 Years The Thrift Shop of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church will commence its 56th consecutive year of service to the community on Tuesday, September 2. The shop stocks quality used and new items to include womens and mens clothing, jewelry, dishes, knick-knacks, and linens. All items are donated by church and community members and are priced to sell. Proceeds support community charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, AmiKids Pinellas and church missions. Beginning September 2, the shop will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop is located at 17th Ave. and Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, 727-329-8617.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 27 Enriques Journey Author to Speak Sonia Nazario, author of Enriques Journey, speaks at Eckerd College in Fox Hall on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. She will appear with Lourdes Flores, the mother of Enrique. Nazarios book tells the true story of a Honduran boy who embarks Flores, who left him 11 years earlier tale echoes with the immediacy of the ongoing refugee crisis along the US/Mexico border involving tens of thousands of Central American children who are escaping drugfueled violence at home. Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, the George Polk Award for International Reporting and the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, Enriques Journey puts a human face on the debate about immigration in the US. The book won the 2011 Williams College Book Award Program and has been translated into eight languages. Nazario, who retraced Enriques perilous path atop trains bound for the US, has become an outspoken advocate for these refugee children, testifying before congress and quoted widely, from the New York Times to CNN to the Daily Show. The event is free and open to the public. Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-864-7979.Coffee Club Dont miss out on the Coffee Club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on the a.m. Discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another as you learn Scott OBerry. Coffee and doughnuts are provided. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the Event line at 727-893-5657.Before and After School Camp Summer is almost gone but the fun is not. Register now for city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreations Before and After School Camp for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Camp dates are August 18, 2014 through June 2, 2015, Monday through Friday at 11 locations. Participants are supervised by welltrained on-site staff and coaches in a licensed school age environment. Youth enjoy a choice of creative planned activities and special events with indoor and outdoor rotations. Sign in and sign out procedures are in effect. Full day activities provided during days and weeks when Pinellas County schools are not in session. These breaks include spring, winter and fall. More information about camp pricing, scholarships, location, application and other great quality programs call 727-893-7441 or see stpeteparksrec.org.
28 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 By Cathy Salustri City of GulfportQ: I saw the giant "Klansman Ghost carrying wind chimes," along with several other pieces that had either been recently planted, or were in the process of being planted [in Clymer Park]. It all looks very nice, but I couldn't Usher, via the Gabbers Gulfport Ideas and Opinions Facebook groupA: Penny for Pinellas monies funded the artwork, according to Gulfport City using $100,000 for the art, sidewalk and related improvements as part of the OReilly also added this statement: Gulfport sought proposals for durable and weather-resistant artwork, such as sculptures or cast pieces to enhance the appearance of the park. Artists were encouraged to visit the park to review the location and medium conducive to supporting durable and creative outdoor public art. It is necessary for the media and/or artwork to withstand outside environmental elements including but not limited to rain, wind, and the heat of the summer sun. The artwork is required to need minimal maintenance and be created to enjoy longevity and must be appropriate for an active public pedestrian environment, with proper consideration given to the safety of the audience. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? Looking to Join a Book Club? All are welcome to the following book clubs at the Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. Speculative Fiction Book Club: Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 p.m. Firstborn by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. Modern Classics Book Club: Thursday, September 18, 6:30 p.m. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Club: September 25, 6:30 pm. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. The North Community Library, 861 70th Ave. N., hosts: Murder by the Book Mystery Book Club: Thursday, September 4, 6:30 p.m. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. Thursday Morning Group: Thursday, September 4, 11:00 a.m. Call 727-893-7214 for title. South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Dr., hosts: South Community Library Book Club: Wednesday, September 10, 2:00 p.m. Sarahs Key by Tatiana Rosnay. Mahogany Book Club: Saturday, September 20, 12:00 p.m. The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat. More information available online at splibraries.org/Book_Discussion_ Groups.htm. Improv and Storytelling Have a story to tell? Want to create new stories? Join Improv and Storytelling! on Monday evenings, 5:30 to 7 p.m. starting on September 8 at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Participants will learn the basics of improvisation, and create and perform new stories together every session. Experts and beginners are all welcome. You dont have to be a comedian. Just come ready to collaborate and have fun! The class will culminate in a public performance. 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 our Event Line at 727-893-5657.
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30 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 He is a delightful boy who takes life in stride and enjoys walks and belly rubs. Champ is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. 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 ShelterLewis is a love that adores attention. Less than two years old, this handsome boy sports a solid grey and white fur coat and a very pink nose. Quite sociable, Lewis enjoys being petted and is awaiting a family to love him forever. Lewis has been completely vetted and is microchipped. To meet Lewis at SOS Cat Haven in Pinellas Park, call a SOS volunteer at 727-545-1116. Additional cats may be seen on SOS website saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays Codes, from front pagebut if a caller wants a follow-up he must leave contact information, which means the complaint is no longer anonymous. To review the code enforcement activities documents for more detailed information and a map of the code enforcement areas, please visit the Special Documents section of the citys website at mygulfport.us. Gulfport Getaways: Florida Botanical Gardens No need to be a GEMS member to enjoy this exciting Gulfport Getaway. The Florida Botanical Gardens offer a well laid out area devoted to a wide range of interesting plants. The curving pathways lead visitors through shaded areas and over streams. Enjoy this hidden treasure with your Gulfport Senior Center friends on Tuesday, September 9. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 more information and to reserve your seat by September 3. GEMS Members $10 / Non-GEMS Members $12. Price includes round-trip transportation, parking, and a box lunch. 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 59th 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
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 31 A Big Old Gecko WorldI sometimes wonder if I would love this town as much as I do if I didnt see most of it through the Its weird, yeah, but I like it. little bitty compact digital in hand. I didnt feel like a real photographer. It didnt matter that people paid me for my pictures; it didnt feel real. Now, of course, I have a big heavy camera that makes me look utterly professional, which gives me one distinct advantage over a less expensive camera: I can disappear behind it. Sure, therere a few of you who always know Im part, Im nobody to those of you who dont even notice Im capturing your most private moments. Saturday night at the GeckoBall, I did just that. If you were there, I was the one wearing the red hat, black dress and Nikon. That camera was because it hides me in plain sight. Oh, sure, therere always those of you who dont stop; those are the shots I love those of you who remain (blissfully) oblivious. You are so involved in what youre doing you forget to keep up your facade. Its even more pronounced at parties like GeckoBall, because everyone feels protected in costume. and thats when you show me who you really are. That sounds vaguely creepy, I you all the most when Im taking your pictures, because thats when I dont see us as equals. You arent petty, like I know I can be, or cranky, as I know I am. No, when Im taking your pictures, youre better than that. Better than me. You dont just show me you, you show me the very best of you. Of course, everyone didnt attend think most of Gulfport was pretty well represented. We had business owners and school teachers, liberals and conservatives, government workers no one really cared who did what for a living or thought what about healthcare. It wasnt just a party: Gulfports enigmatic spirit kind of works its way to the surface at the Gecko Ball. Theres something about thinks theyre being so outrageous when really, all I see is people being exactly themselves. I wish I could tell you just what makes the night so great every year, or what makes Gulfport so special, but I really dont have an explanation. All I can tell you is that, despite everything each other, mock each other, and must be some sort of Gulfport magic. Because, most every year, there comes the part of the night, usually as the band winds down, where We Are Family comes on, and the moment tends to overwhelm me. You all cant see yourselves, but I can: relaxed, carefree, and totally in love with the moment. On Saturday, everyone danced: men with men, women with women, men with women. And as the wood into the bay, the Casino morphed from dance hall into a surreal thrum of energy and love and community. This is what I love about this town. I may feel removed yet, in spite of myself, I remain a part of everything. The camera lets me see what I coulda notwhat I would itwithout it: that we are all beautiful, and that, even if we are not all the same, when we aren't paying attention, we are all one. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e
32 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Once Again Northrop Misses the PointDear Editor: This week Bill Northrop is in a tizzy over "Common Core" educational standards. Once again he has mistaken exposure for expertise. Just because one has attended school and/or had a child who attended school does not make one an expert on educational curricula. Just once I would like to see Mr. assumptions before speaking. Because he is speaking without solid knowledge of the topic, he believes that having children draw demonstrate the concept of three, is "too complicated." Had he taken the time to ask an elementary school teacher why this is important, the teacher would necessary. First of all, young children are Letters concrete learners. The concept of "three" makes more sense to them when it is illustrated in some concrete way. But more importantly, later in their academic progress they will use their own illustrations to help them with far more complex mathematical concepts. One example of that is the process now called "regrouping," mistakenly called "borrowing" when Mr. Northrup was in elementary school. There really is more than one way to teach math to young children, and just because one columnist doesn't know the rationale for some approach doesn't mean that approach is useless. I urge parents to ask their child's teacher, in a non-challenging way, if they don't understand why something is being done in a certain way. Math isn't the only "easy target" for those who don't understand the whys of the changes that have taken place in education.Sincerely, Susan SetleyGreetings From the Gecko QueenDear Editor: I am very proud to have been selected as Gulfports 2014 Gecko Queen. I must admit the previous reigning Gecko Queen for 2013 will be a hard job, but one I am up for the challenge of. I would like to extend my thanks to Faun Weaver for her encouragement, to Liz Davidson for doing my makeup, to JuJu and Dan Stevens who not only critiqued but also assisted me in picking out the tone of my costume, my other Paul Ray for dealing with me, to the Gecko Ball Committee, to Jon Zeigler and folks at the Gulfport Casino, The Gulfport Merchants Association, Susan King, all the others for hosting a memorable event everyone enjoyed. During the coronation I was not prepared with a speech and I am sorry about that, it was a very nerve wracking time. Hoping to present myself in a manner that would be a good representation of the city of Gulfports diversity and also its weirdness. In the coming year I will work with local organizations and events to attempt to better the city in any way possible, putting my best face forward as an ambassador for the people of this great city of ours. Again, I want to thank you all for picking me as your new Gecko Queen for 2014.Wesley G. Sloat IIFacebook Users Weigh in on Clymer Art"As much I enjoy watching Gulfport's art expression grow, I'd sure like to see a sculpture in Clymer Park that represents the city's history. C.W. Mullet King, The Worthingtons and Yates families would have some great suggestions." Kurt Zuelsdorf"I really like the new piece of art in Clymer Park."Paul Presson, about Jonathan Schork's sculpture
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 33 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.Donate to the Senior Center Pantry The Gulfport Multipurpose Center Pantry needs peanut butter, tuna, dry cereal, pasta sauce, soups and canned meats. The pantry is open 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. every Tuesday residents 50 and older. Applicants should bring a photo ID, a utility bill or bank statement and proof of income (SSI). For more information please call 727-893-1231.Paradise Lutheran Joins Day of Service The bloodmobile comes to Paradise Lutheran Church, 10255 Paradise Boulevard, Treasure Island on Sunday, September 7 as part of the nationwide day of service. Donors may call the church at 727-360-5739 to reserve a time to donate. Everyones invited to stop by for a complimentary 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the second year the church has participated in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americas nationwide day of service. Last year, volunteers from the congregation helped clean Sunset Beach, also on Treasure Island.Auditions for The Cat and the Canary The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for a creepy melodrama by John Willard entitled, The Cat and the Canary. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. at the Players Back Door Theater, located by 1619 49th St. S. The Cat and the Canary is a melodrama in three acts. It takes place in 1922 in an old mansion on the Hudson River in New York. The family of Ambrose West gather for the reading of his will, 20 years after his death. His will designates that Annabelle West is his sole heir, if there is no indication that she suffers from insanity. Should she be of unsound mind, a second will is to be opened naming a different heir. The family endeavors to unbalance Annabelle with tales of lunatics, murders, and death strikes. Everyone among the possible heirs is suspected, extraordinary mystery solved. The director for the play will be Eileen Navarro and shell need: Six males (age 20s to 65), four females (age 20s to 65). Everyone is urged to try out for a part, as the Players are a true community theater. Although auditions start promptly at 7 p.m., plan on arriving around Headshots and a resume are not necessary in order to audition. Most auditions are cold readings from the script. This play will run for eight performances over a two-week period, from November 6 through 16. The play will run Thursday through Sunday at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. GriefShare GriefShare is a grief recovery support group at Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Ave. N. Starting on August 29, the group will meet every Friday for 13 weeks, from 10 a.m. to noon. They use workbooks and watch a DVD from the GriefShare program. You can get more information at Griefshare. org or call 727-343-7747.
34 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Why Buy-Sell Agreements Are Important (Part II)Entity and Cross Purchase Agreements The entity-purchase agreement is a contract within the company, not one among the partners or their families. In the case of XYZ, Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales would enter into a binding agreement with XYZ for the purchase and sale of their respective interests. Upon death, disability, retirement or resignation, Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales are obligated to sell their stock to XYZ and XYZ is obligated to buy that stock. To fund this agreement, XYZ can obtain life insurance contracts on both Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales. XYZ pays the premiums and is the When Mr. Gonzales dies, his stock passes to his estate. At the same time, the insurance company pays a the policy. Pursuant to the entity-purchase agreement that Ms. Smith and Mr. Gonzales entered into with XYZ, Mr. Gonzales' estate will transfer his entire interest in XYZ back to XYZ in return for the cash payout on Mr. Gonzales insurance policy. The entity-purchase agreement allows the value of the stock for estate tax purposes to be determined and gives the Gonzales family the liquidity they need. Entity-purchase agreements do have some disadvantages. There will often be a build up of the value in the life insurance policy which may, along with the policy death corporate creditors and susceptible to alternative minimum tax. In a cross-purchase agreement arrangement, XYZ is not a party to 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 the agreement. Instead, Ms. Smith obtains a life insurance policy insuring Mr. Gonzales. Ms. Smith pays the premiums and is both owner and does likewise. Under the terms of the cross-purchase agreement, each agrees to buy the other's stock in the event of death using the proceeds of the life insurance policy. When Mr. Gonzales dies, the insurance company pays the death to buy back Mr. Gonzales' interest in XYZ from Mr. Gonzales' estate. Again, the Gonzales family gets the liquidity they need to settle his estate. A cross-purchase agreement carries with it several advantages. First, it insulates cash values and of corporate alternative minimum tax and corporate creditors. Second, it provides a step-up in cost basis for the surviving shareholder and shareholder intends to sell the business following the death of the other partner. One clear disadvantage of crosspurchase agreements occurs if the partners who are entering into the agreement are of different ages because the younger partner will pay more to insure the older partner. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson telephone number is 727-347-5131. please consult an attorney.
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36 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 German-American Society Labor Day Everyone is invited to join in the festivities on August 30 at the German-American Society located at 8098 66th St., N, in Pinellas Park as they celebrate Labor Day. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be furnished by Cathys Lorelei Band. The kitchen will be open for hot food until 8 p.m. and a full service bar will be 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. 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 noon. 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 727-360-6957. Are You Prepared for Retirement? Please join Michelle Stone and Shands Greenlee from AmeriLife and Health Services of St. Petersburg for a slice of pizza and valuable information on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Michelle and Shands will help you understand Medicare, how to protect yourself from high health care costs, how to protect your assets, and the smart way to take care of burial and cremation. You must RSVP by calling 727-471-0079. 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.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 37 Moving Outdoors Expo Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Petersburg Womans Club, 40 Snell Isle Blvd N.E., will host an MOE (Moving Outdoors Expo), a free home show promoting outdoor activities & exercise fun. Waterfront demonstrations in Coffee Pot Bayou throughout event. Vendors promoting outdoor activities and exercise, please call Alayna Itric for information at 727-612-7593 or email allitrics@ tampabay.rr.com. The St. Petersburg Womans organization committed to serving the community through hands-on projects and fundraising as well as leadership development. The Club with the General Federation of Womans Clubs, the largest and oldest non-denominational, non-partisan volunteer service organization of women in the world. For further information on a membership menu for all ages, club activities or booking information on our historic clubhouse, please call 727-822-4982 or visit StPetersburgWomansClub.org.Lecture Focuses on Threats to Manatees Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m., Athena Rycyk, Ph.D. will present Response of Manatees Acoustic Environment at Eckerd College Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory. The Florida manatees longterm survival is threatened partly by mortality from boat collisions. Marine researcher Athena Rycyk, Ph.D., and her crew mapped the manatees in southwest Florida to investigate manatee behavior during boat approaches and to better understand the factors that lead to boat-manatee collisions. Dr. Rycyk will discuss factors predicting the occurrence, magnitude, and timing of manatee changes in behavior during boat passes. Questions will be entertained. Dr. Rycyk will present the details of her research which included the use of digital acoustic recording and GPS tags to track her subjects. She will explain the factors that lead to boat-manatee collisions and explain the factors that were found to predict the occurrence, magnitude and timing of manatee changes in behavior during boat passes. Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. For more information, contact events@ eckerd.edu or 727-864-7979.Teen Night Program Registrations for the 2014-2015 Teen Night Program have begun at the Gulfport Recreation Center. The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 17. It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly projects and overnight lock-ins. The teens utilize the gymnasium, game room and outdoor area. Program hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Annual registration is $2 for Gulfport residents and $22 for nonresidents. For more information please call John at 727-893-1079.
38 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Movie Day Dont forget! Tuesday, September 9 at 11 a.m. is free movie day at the Senior Center Snack Bar, 5501 27th Ave. S. Come watch a great current movie and grab lunch from the Snack Bar for only $3.50. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the Senior Center Event Line at 727-893-5657. Beta Sigma Phi Beta Sigma Phi is a social and cultural organization for women. Most chapters meet from September to May twice a month. Each chapter has a variety of socials. There are career chapters which meet once a month and have an abbreviated format. Many chapters have service projects but this one focuses on social and cultural programs. The sorority year is about to begin again with meetings and socials in September. Laureate Epsilon Nu hosted their annual Beginning Day Luncheon on Saturday, August 23 at Banquet Masters on Park Blvd. The theme was Hike on Over. Members attending dressed as if they were going on a hiking trip. The decorations were of outdoors type items. Laureate Epsilon Theta members will gather on Wednesday, September 3 for the chapter Beginning Day meal. The event will be held at President Joyce Kellers home at 6:30 p.m. Plans for the new year will be discussed and chapter yearbooks will be distributed. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 727-3212849. 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. 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 kindergarten. Two, 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 727-893-1068 for more information.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku First Friday Flea Market returned from their summer trip and they have gathered all kinds of unique and unusual items. Stop by at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, September 5 from 9 a.m. to noon to check out all the great deals. They have jewelry, art, vintage pieces, household items, purses, craft supplies, knick knacks and more, all at bargain prices. For more information, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. 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 email@example.com. Photographs Wanted City of Imagination is planning to feature their local photographers with a black and white photography in November, and hang through the month. The theme of the show is Gulfport: Its People and Places. If you have a black and white print you would want to see included in this show, would like more information, or would like to volunteer for this event, please contact ciara at ciara. firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit City of Imagination on Facebook. 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 727893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport. us.
40 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 By Cathy Salustri Kris Radish doesnt write Chick Lit. Dont even suggest it. Kris Radish writes for women who have seen some things. Ive created my own genre, called Broads Who Have Been There, Radish says over a glass of wine. Chick Lit is a little bit lighter. Its more beach reading material. I celebrate the power of female friendship. After three decades as a journalist everywhere from wine country to Mormon country, Radish and her partner Madonna settled into Tierra Verde almost eight years ago, after realizing Apollo Beach didnt offer the Florida paradise they expected. Most of Radishs work deals with the power of female friendship. She writes because its her art, but her work, whether journalistic or a work Broads Who Have Been There: Community Treasure Kris RadishWhen I started there wasnt anybody else doing this, Tierra Verde writer Kris Radish says. Now there is, which is ne. Radish has 13 published books to her name and a few more holding up furniture. Her writing is part word art, part therapy for her readers. back to people she wanted to help. I was always very involved with things I could write about, she says. Im 60 years old. I missed Title 9. Im not ashamed to say Im a feminist. After 30 years of writing about writing. I asked the Universe to bring me a story, and it was like somebody sliced me open and dropped [one] into me, she says, speaking of a story she read shortly thereafter in a Milwaukee paper. The article told the story of a group of women who went for an unusual walk, and it became the The Elegant Gathering of White Snows. Radish weaves together the stories of women from all walks of life. The writing in this book alternates points of view so that readers can experience the different perspectives, from the older grandmother to the younger woman. When Im writing, I become each character, she says of her style. Although she has 13 published books, she still has weeks where she and Madonna own Wine Madonna in downtown St. Petersburg, and on busy weeks there, she doesnt have as much time as shed like to write. It was her turn, she says of Madonna and her namesake bar, joking that, Were a social service agency that sells wine. She also sells her books there and, on many evenings, she hosts book clubs or writers groups. She also hosts an annual retreat, though only a moment or two after she starts speaking it becomes clear these arent writers retreats, but womens retreats. She still answers her own emails, she says, because the women who respond to her writing and get in touch tell her stories that touch her heart. The mother who lost her child? The woman who says Radishs books helped her piece back together her life? How do these women not deserve an answer? Besides, she explains, its only partly about the writing; its about the people her writing touches. Its sort of my goal in life to connect the dots for women, she says. Its important for women to know theyre not alone.. Any Thursday in October!
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42 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 Home Improvement ABOVE ALL ROOFINGAll Types of New Roofs and Repairs. Affordable, dependable Top Quality European Craftsmanship Over 40 years serving our community! Lic.#CCC1326212. Call 24/7 for free estimates. Ofce: 727-360-0500, Jacek: 727-686-2875, Ollie 727-458-4355. CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701.ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response. Quality Work at Reasonable Rates. References. Insured/Licensed. #CCC1330056. Call 727277-9502 A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Lawn Equip. Repair MOW, WEED-EAT, EDGE-Blow-offs. Small Landscaping Available. email@example.com Call 727-723-4172. Lawn/Landscape TURLEYS TURF & LAWN SERVICESComplete Lawn Care, Landscape Design, Mulching, Tree & Shrub Pruning. Commercial, Residential, Free Estimates 727-560-2743. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229.GULFPORT LAWNCARE14+ Years Experience. Quality Guaranteed. Senior Discounts! Free Estimates. 727-2546414. EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Heat/Air Conditioning RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Car ports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Es timates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. Home Improvement Home Improvement
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 43 Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 727-641-1888. Plumbing $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Licensed/ Insured. 727-678-4471. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Miscellaneous Service NEED A LAMP REPAIRED?Call Danny, 20 Years Experience. 727-320-5190. ESTABLISHED TURN KEY-Thrift Store. Fantastic Location in Gulfport. $5,000 Everything Included. Building Rent $995/Mo. 727-7104546. LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERNeeded in St. Petersburg to provide individual and/or group therapy to ALF and nursing home residents. Full/Part time. This is a 1099 position in a small group practice, Send Resume to: JCE62006@yahoo.com or call 727688-7337. DRIVERS $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507PRIVATE DUTY REFERRALSVery Busy Home Care Refferal Agency. Has Client Referrals for Both Male & Female CNAs & HHAs. For in home Care. Mid-South Pinellas County. For More Information Call 727797-8600 Xt.210 CATERING BIDS NOW ACCEPTEDFor the Happy Days Academy, LLC, a Child Care Center Located in Pinellas Park to Provide 67 Meals Daily (Hot Lunches). Bid Packets and Specications May Be Obtained at the Center at 6881 40th St. N., OR 70 Meals, 6552 84th Ave. N. or Call 727-525-9049. Bids Will Be Opened at the Above Address on 9-10-2014. 9am-6pm. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Small Engine Repair Business Opportunity AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR BUSINESS-With all Equipment. 27 Years Same Location. Seri ous Inquires Only. Call 727-328-8095. Help Wanted Automotive 1989 LINCOLN TOWN CARSignature Series $3,000. 727-418-6931. 1983 CHEVY TRUCK -Runs Good. Great Work Truck!!! $800 o.b.o. Call 321-229-2826. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.
44 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 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. General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. HARMAR WHEELCHAIR CARRIER-$200. 727-418-6931. PRIDE WHEELCHAIR LIFT-Battery Operated. Class C Hitch. $550. 727-418-6931. Marine 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 PART BOXERCute Female. Needs Loving Home. Dog Was Possibly Abandoned. Please Call 727-343-8009 TWO FREE KITTENS One Male and One Female. Call 727-418-4548. 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. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE St. Pete Motors, Inc. gives notice and Intent to sell, for non payment of storage fees, the following vehicle on September 15, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at 9033 66th St. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33782. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 1998 Chevrolet VIN# 2GCEK19R5W1216060 August 28, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE East Bay Tires & Auto gives notice and Intent to sell, for non payment of labor and storage fees, the following vehicle on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at 3530 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2001 Lincoln VIN# 1LNHM82W81Y624960 August 28, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale INSIDE MOVING SALE2 Sofas, 2 Chairs, Dishes, Washer/Dryer, Misc., 2510 57th St. S., Saturday, 8-3. 727-612-1126. MULTI-FAMILY MOVING SALE-5519 19th Ave. S. Saturday Aug. 30. 8a.m.-2p.m. Arts/ Crafts, Kids, Baby Clothes, Tools, Small Furniture, Collectibles, Odds & Ends, All Must go! YARD SALE / GARAGE SALE ESTATE SALE Marked to Sell, 5408 31st Ave. S., Gulfport. Sat., 8am. MOVING SALE-3701 70th Way N. Sat. 8a.m.2p.m. Two Families & Too Much to List!! 5317 9TH AVE S.-Saturday, 8:00am.-3pm. Baby Items, Childrens Toys. Misc. SOUTH PASADENA6611 Rosati Lane S., Bear Creek Subdivision, On Cul-du-Sac, FriSat, 8-?. 54TH ST./30TH AVE. S. Huge Negotiable Must Go Sale! Fri.-Sun. 8-? Card of Thanks Automotive 1976 H.D. SUPERGLIDE-With Trailer, All Extra and Original Parts. $6500 Firm. 727-328-8095. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Legal Notices Card of Thanks PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy Spirit, you Who Solve All Problems, Light All Roads, So That I Can At tain My Goal. You Who Gave Me The Divine Gift To Forgive And Forget All Evil Against Me And That In All Instances In My Life You Are With Me. I Want In This Short Prayer To Thank You For All Things As You Conrm Once Again That I Never Want To Be Seperated From You In Eternal Glory. Thank You For Your Mercy To wards Me and My. Barb M. Happy Talk MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved through out the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. F. W.F. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy Spirit, you Who Solve All Problems, Light All Roads, So That I Can At tain My Goal. You Who Gave Me The Divine Gift To Forgive And Forget All Evil Against Me And That In All Instances In My Life You Are With Me. I Want In This Short Prayer To Thank You For All Things As You Conrm Once Again That I Never Want To Be Seperated From You In Eternal Glory. Thank You For Your Mercy To wards Me and My. Alicia P. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S.
Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 45 City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent 1BR/1BA CONDO4250 37th St. S., #8, Pool, A/C, Clean, Near Shopping and Bus, $650/ Mo, Call Charyl, 727-643-1183. 1407 60TH ST. S.Gulfport Home 1/2 Block from Stetson Law. 3BR/2BA., Pool, Hot tub, Garage w/Pool Table. Newly Renovated, Call Sha Davidson. $1800/mo. 727-417-0197. 2BR/1BA CONDO-Terazzo Floors, Freshly Painted, New Appliances. Swimming Pool. 55+ Gulfport Marina District. Two Cats Al lowed. W/D on Premises. $825/mo. Plus Secu rity. Background Check. Call 727-871-0138. CLEAN 1BR EFFICIENCY APTwith Seperate Rooms, Porch, on Lake Maggorie, Good Neighborhood, All Utilities Included, $650/mo, No Dogs, 727-289-6335. ST. PETE BEACH -Room w/Private Entrance & Bath. No Smoking. Microwave, Fridge, Toaster Oven. Utilities Included. On Intracoastal w/ Fishing Dock. $475/mo. $100 Deposit. Call 727-360-9690. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. ST. PETE BEACH -Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, Block Off Corey Ave. $625/Mo Includes Water/maintenance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694. Real Estate for Rent PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. 2213 57th ST. S.2nd oor duplex apartment w/courtyard. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, steps to bus line, & shopping. Perfect for single person. $575/mo +Sec. 727-343-7933. Furnished Rentals TREASURE ISLAND FURNISHED STUDIOPrivate Entrance, Bath, Parking. Quiet, Clean, Safe, Steps to Beach,. Utilities Inc. $700/mo., 1st/Last/Sec. 239-322-2140 Real Estate Wanted WANTED TO RENT/LEASE -To Buy your House. Responsible, Employed Veteran Needs Home. Gulfport Preferred. Handyman Special OK. References Upon Request. Call 727-641-0685. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY-August. 30. 111p.m. 2641 48th St. S. Gulfport. 3BR/2BA/1CG, Fenced Yard, Mature Landcsaping w/Sprinkler System. Asking $165,000. May Call for Appt. 917-836-0654. Open House Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965.
46 Gabber August 28 September 3, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. DUPLEX FOR SALE -2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA, Garage. Nice, Quiet. $75,000. By Appointment Only. 4511 2nd Ave. S. S727-343-3965 or 727776-3120. WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA CONDO -Wide Open Bay Views, Pool, Covered Parking and Convenient South Pasadena Location. $59,900. Call J ared Salzman, CENTURY 21/ JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES. 727-515-3462. 1407 60TH ST. S.Gulfport Home 1/2 Block from Stetson Law. 3BR/2BA., Pool, Hot tub, Garage w/Pool Table. Newly Renovated, Call Sha Davidson. 727-417-0197. 2BR/2BA CONDO-Heated Pool, Recently Remodeled Kitchen & Bathrooms, MInutes to the Beaches. $59,900. Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21/JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES. 727-515-3462. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale
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