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No. 2377 September 11 September 17, 2014 Im Batman! Batman fans celebrated their heros 75th anniversary Saturday, September 6, at the St. Petersburg Main Public Library. Said Tyler Hanna, I think hes awesome! Mayor Proclaims October Gulfport History Month On September 2, Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson proclaimed October Gulfport History Month. are strongly committed to preserving Gulfports heritage, Henderson said shortly before presenting the proclamation to the board of the Gulfport Historical Society. October events will include a Then and Now retrospective at the Catherine Hickman Theatre, a 5k Mullet Run and One Mile Doggie Dash past the 2013 Mullet Kings home, a daytime birthday celebration, the fundraising dinner Gulfport Under Back From the Abyss: Gulfports Finances By Cathy Salustri at the end of the budgetary tunnel. Thanks in part to rising property values and in part to a human resources manager who negotiated with the citys health insurance carrier, Gulfports budget no longer depends on how many special trash pickups it performs or how many boats dock at the marina. The coming years budget includes an almost $1.5 million reprieve for the marina and utilities department. It took six minutes, including the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, for the three Gulfport council members in attendance to approve the citys budget for the coming year. Although publicly noticed, no one stood to speak about the $23.2 million budget. The council itself had two members missing Ward One Councilman Dan Liedtke and Ward Three Councilmember Yolanda Roman both had business meetings and could not could discuss the citys budget. Almost $11 million of that money ($10.8 million) will come from property owners. See Budget, page 32 See Story, page 11Photo courtesy Don Sopak
2 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Historical Society Looks at Lincoln Cemetery In 1926, Reginald H. Sumner, Sr., the founder of Royal Palm Cemetery, established Lincoln Cemetery for African-Americans. By the 1960s, it had fallen into disrepair. Today, the city of Gulfport maintains the privately-owned cemetery, but at a substantial cost to taxpayers. How did this happen? To understand the present situation, Gulfport Historical Society will start by exploring the cemeterys history. On September 19 at 7 p.m., Marta Jones, a cemetery scholar, will speak about Lincoln Cemetery to the Gulfport Historical Society. She will discuss cemetery segregation and how graves were moved into Lincoln. She will also highlight a few of the more well-known people buried there. Her talk will end with a description of todays problems, including upkeep issues and recent cleanup efforts. After her talk the Society would like to hear from its members about the cemetery. Marta Jones is a St. Petersburg native who spent her formative years in Gulfport. She attended Bear Creek Elementary and went to the Gulfport Library. On her way to and from her childhood home, she passed Lincoln Cemetery. It was Lincoln Cemetery that in cemeteries, but also in history and culture, Jones says. During my undergraduate studies in anthropology, I focused on African American cemeteries. Although I changed directions in graduate school by getting a Masters in Library Science, I have never lost the conviction that historic landscapes like Lincoln are able to teach us about our past. Cemeteries, which were once visited regularly by families attending to their loved ones graves, are now largely forgotten places, ventured to only out of necessity. Jones will be the featured speaker at the societys annual membership meeting, open to members. You may join the Gulfport Historical Society at the meeting. Annual memberships cost $15. You may BYOB as well as a dish to share if you wish, although this is never required. For more information, contact Miki Vaughan at 321-5705 or Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@icloud. com.Literary Afternoon at the Blueberry Patch Thirteenth in an occasional series, the Blueberry Patchs featured author will be Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter Cormac McCarthy. McCarthy is renowned for his writings spanning Southwestern Gothic, Western, and post-apocalyptic genres. The Patch will take look at the man and his works. Usually, you dont know where a book comes from, says McCarthy. Its just there, some kind of an itch that you cant quite scratch. Come out and enjoy readings, biography and insights into the famed career of Cormac McCarthy, Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. Suggested donation to the Blueberry Patch is $5. The Blueberry Patch is located at 4923 20th Ave. S. in Gulfport. RSVPs and inquires welcome at Inktank7777@yahoo.com or 727-345-6427.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 3 400 49th St. South St. P etersburg, FL327-8309727 727328-8309Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm SundaysGone FishinF AMIL Y OWNED & OPERA TED OVER 29 YEARSWERE SMOKIN HOT!HOUSE SMOKED SALMON: OVER SALAD $8.99 DINNER $12.99 BY -THE-LB $15.99 $5 400 49th St. South St. P DINNER $ 1 BY -THE-LB $ $ Check Us Out ONLINE !mi dpenseafood.com Gulfport Neighbors Beach Cleanup The next Gulfport Beach and Area Cleanup will be this coming Saturday, September 13 at 9 a.m. The group will gather at Shelter Four on Gulfport Beach. 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 our waterways and the litter in our community, these events are for you! This is also a great way for students to earn service hours. Please bring a picker/grabber and gloves and be sure to wear sun protection. Water will be provided. Get Your Green Thumb On The St. Petersburg Library System, in partnership with the Childs Park YMCA and the St. Petersburg Garden Club, is launching a new seed library at the Childs Park Community Library. Beginning September 15, individual and community gardeners can freely access the seed library stock. A limit of one packet of each variety of seeds will be made available to gardeners. In conjunction with the new seed library, the library system is also offering a series of free educational workshops for novice and seasoned Preparing Soil for Gardening presented by Ray Wunderlich on Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. The workshop will be held in Room 4 of the Childs Park YMCA. The St. Petersburg Library System is committed to community building and presents this program as a part of the library systems 4E Sustainability Initiative, a method to enhance the delivery of resources, services and programs focused on the Economy, Ecology, Equity and The Childs Park Community Library and Childs Park YMCA are located at 691 43rd St. S. The seed library and educational workshops are free. For more information, call the Childs Park Community Library 727 893-7714 or visit splibraries. org.Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport.
4 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 CorrectionLast week the Gabber incorrectly Yolanda Roman in an article on the city's marriage equality resolution [September 4, 2014 edition, cover]. The Gabber regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion or difTangerine Blues Fest SO49 and Tyrone Square Mazda present the Tangerine Blues Fest and Country Music Weekend on September 27 and 28. This years two-day day lineup of bands (Blues on Saturday and Country on Sunday) is dynamic. Along with free music, great food will be served up by Pipos Cuban Restaurant, Chick Doggie 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, Fresh Made Ice Cream, 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 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. No animals or coolers will be allowed in. Bikes and skateboards will need to be walked through the area. Check out the new web site at tangerinebluesfest.com or call 727327-3509 for more information. Vendors Wanted Kenneth City Social Club seeks on Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inside is sold out, but outside spaces are still available. Contact Dick Laneau at 727-345-4323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 5 Book Signing at Fab Fiber New York Times best selling author of the Cedar Key Series, Terri DuLong, will be signing and reading from her books at FAB FIber, 5440 29th Ave. S., Gulfport, on Thursday, September 11 at 2 p.m. When DuLongs husband retired in 2004, the couple relocated to Cedar Key, an island off the west coast of Florida. They knew from many previous visits that the small town, surrounded as it is by Mother Nature, was the perfect place for them. And Terris muse went into high gear with lots of quirky characters, people who actually waved to you and knew your name, a place that touched her soul. (Sounds like it could be Gulfport!) DuLongs novels include Spinning Forward and Casting About with stories revolving around a homespun knitting community. FAB has a few copies of Terris paperbacks for sale at FAB Fiber. Arrive early and have a leisurely lunch at one of Gulfports great restaurants. This program is sponsored by First Florida Frontiers, Inc., celebrating Florida through art, storytelling, and music since 1998. Contact Elizabeth or 727-744-7051. Jeff Klinkenburg at Main Branch The Friends of the Main Library are kicking off their program season with an author talk featuring local Florida wildlife author, Jeff Klinkenburg. Klinkenburg, who also writes about life in Florida, will discuss his books and be available for a book signing at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N., on Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. his passion about Florida wildlife. The latest of his works, Alligators in B-Flat, published by University Press of Florida, is a collection of favorite Times columns. Other anthologies, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, Seasons of Real Florida and Dispatches from the Land of Flowers, have been bestsellers. For more information, visit splibraries.org or call 727-893-7724. Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon Its that time again to start registering for the fourth annual Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 27, same day as the beginning of the two-day festival for Tangerine Blues Fest. Please go to mygulfport.us/Events/ upcoming events, then Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon to download the registration form. Please make sure you turn in your registration and registration fee of $10, by Friday, September 19. The race is designed to be short enough to invite participation from individually or in teams, and is intended to be simply for fun. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, your assistance is key for the success of this event. Or, if your business is interested in participating, please contact Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. Family teams, individuals, community business teams, and organizations are encouraged to participate in this noncompetitive, fun focused event! This year, everyone who registers gets a cool bright t-shirt with the Keep Gulfport Weird logo.
6 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 approve the budget by the end of September. Throughout the year, we receive hundreds of suggestions on how that money should be spent and what projects should be undertaken. spectrum of inquiries and ideas is currently before council proposes a general fund budget of 10.8 million dollars for 2014-15. That sounds like a lot of money (and it is) but it is by no means limitless. As much as I enjoy hearing new ideas and potential solutions, there By Mayor Sam HendersonOne of the great things about Gulfport is how many of our residents have ideas about how to make the city better. That is also one of our challenges. Each year year, which begins on October 1. City staff and council start working on this budget in the spring, and by law we have to agree upon and is usually something missing from those conversations: the funding source. When proposing a plan, a suggestion of how to pay for that plan should be included. New buildings, facilities maintenance, sidewalks, streetlights, vehicles, drainage systems and employees require cash. With a limited supply, we have to prioritize how to spend our funds. This often requires tough choices, such as choosing between road resurfacing or waste water system replacement. Do we want to improve the recreation center or the senior center? Do we want sidewalks refurbished or beach pavilions replaced? The answer is that we want all of these things, and it is councils job to balance these needs and wants through how we direct the budget process. Our diverse community has diverse desires, and we strive to be respectful and realistic in addressing them. When bringing an idea forward, please consider where the money should come from to pay for implementation, and even what your role as a citizen will be within that project. Gulfport is, in a way, one big 12,800 person household that must live within its means. If you have an idea we want to hear it, but we also want to know your practical thoughts on how we should pay for it with consideration to the needs of all our residents.Gulfport Mayors Corner: Fiscal Accountability
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 7 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. Yappy Days Are Here Again Pinellas County Animal Services has reached a record high of 70 adoptable dogs. During the Yappy Days special, now through Monday, September 22, all adoptable dogs and cats four months and older will be free. The adoption fee for all puppies and kittens under the age of four months will be $7. This special includes medical checkup, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm tests, feline leukemia testing and microchipping. Adoption counselors will be on hand to ensure that the right pet goes to the right family. Renters who are considering adoption are encouraged to bring a copy of their lease that states that pets are welcome. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit pinellascounty.org/animalservices, or call 727-582-2600.
8 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Gulfport Womens Center The Gulfport Womens Center invites all women of the Bay Area to join us in a celebration of their an informational gathering and they will brainstorm about ways to achieve their goal of creating a space where all women are welcome. Please join them in a community gathering on Sunday, September 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Scout Hall in Gulfport, 5315 28th Ave. S. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. There will be a brief presentation by a board member at 5:30 p.m. and then they will open up for discussion. For more information, call 727-321-1909. Medicare Info at Main Branch Library Medicare 101: An introduction to Medicare. Learn about Original Medicare, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Drug Plans and Tuesday, September 30 at 11 a.m. Medicare Advantage Plans: This about 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.Attention Gulfport Seniors The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee was formally established in 1992 to act as a liaison for Gulfport Seniors and to advise the Gulfport City Council on matters pertaining to senior issues, ways to enhance and enrich the health and quality of life of seniors in the community, and operation of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee meets on the third Monday of the month from October through May at 8 a.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. Please bring any questions, concerns, or suggestions that you would like the committee to consider and recommend to the city council. You may call 727-893-1231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any interest in becoming a member of the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, please stop by the Senior Center to obtain an application.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 9 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. 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. Hurricane Season Halfway Point Since June 1, three named tropical storms have formed. And all three storms have gained hurricane intensity before curving out into the Atlantic. Other than that, 2014 has proven to be a light hurricane season for the Tampa Bay area. half of the season, its important to remember that the second, far busier, half is yet to come. Statistically, the majority of the activity in a typical season happens in the second half. Since the hurricane record began in 1855, nearly 55 percent of all tropical storms and hurricanes formed during the months of September and October. Strong and destructive storms such as 2012s Hurricane Sandy, 2005s Wilma and the 1921 Tampa Bay Hurricane all made landfall in October, serving as a reminder to stay prepared. More information about tropical climatology can be found at, the National Hurricane Centers climatology website nhc. noaa.gov/climo. To help residents prepare for the rest of this years hurricane season, Pinellas County is producing its eSeries: Prepare to Survive. These 15-minute programs offer an preparedness topics, including insurance, preparing pets and building codes. The September edition features a discussion with Emergency Management director Sally Bishop about the countys new Public Safety Building. The show can be seen on PCC-TV, on YouTube at youtube.com/PCCTV1, and online at pinellascounty.org/eseries. For more information about how to prepare for hurricanes, visit evacuation levels, learn about storm dangers and discover how to create a personal disaster plan. Connect with Pinellas County government services and programs with LiveChat, on pinellascounty. org or pinellascounty.org/mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
10 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Acoustic Jam at Gulfport Library Bring a guitar or acoustic instrument to the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Monday, September 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. for an informal jam session. Meet other musicians and exchange musical know-how in a fun and relaxed setting. As always, its free! Questions? Call Alex Hooks, librarian, at 727-893-1073. Casting Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back St. Petersburg City Theatre will hold auditions for the chorus/ ensemble for Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back on Sunday and Monday, September 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. on both nights. Auditions will be held at the theatre at 4025 31st St. S. Directed by David Middleton, Dracula, The Vampire Strikes Back, is a fundraiser for City Theatre and styled after a traditional British form of entertainment called Panto. Director) and Rodney Hamilton (Choreographer) will be looking for: Four to six male and female singer/ dancers, ages 16 to 25; at least two each mature male and female singers; and three young children, ages 7 and 11. The chorus/ensemble will be asked to provide a basic black leotard, tights and/or dance wear for the production. For the audition, please wear clothing and shoes suitable for dance movement. Panto is known for its rowdy productions with elements of vaudeville and British music halls. The performances always feature stock characters, drag comedy, doubleentendre, outrageous puns, corny jokes (groaners), musical numbers and noisy audience participation. The production dates are October 24 through November 2. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Visit spcitytheatre.orgPhotographs 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. email@example.com, or visit City of Imagination on Facebook. St .Pete Glitter Queens Island Royal Ball The St. Pete 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 St. Pete Glitter Queens charity is The Kind Mouse. They feed the chronically hungry kids in Pinellas County: those that receive breakfast and lunch free at school, but dont have meals at home. This group packs the weekend food backpacks. The St. Pete 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.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 11 Batman and Friends Take Over Main BranchBy Anna Vodopiyanova Batman fans celebrated their heros 75th anniversary Saturday, September 6, at the St. Petersburg Main Public Library. The library set up games, craft stations and Batman props for kids 3 and older under the screen projecting the Batman cartoon series. Children and parents made masks, colored in the lines of the characters, threw Batarangs at the villains, played Batman Bingo for prizes provided by Random House LLC, and checked out the librarys comic books. Tyler Hanna in a Batman costume came from Seminole with his dad to celebrate his favorite hero. I think hes awesome! said Hanna. Hanna said he reads the Batman comics and thought the games the library set up were cool. We thought it would be a lot of fun to focus on Batman, said librarian Elizabeth Deering. You only get one 75th anniversary. They are here celebrating their favorite characters. Next anniversary they will bring their own kids. Star Wars Reads, the next kids-centered event will take place at the library Saturday, October 11, at 11 a.m. Batman fans practiced their Batarang skills at Saturday's anniversary party. Mad Beach Bike Fest Monthly Madness on Mad Beach and Full Throttle Magazine present the second annual Mad Beach Bike Fest. Madeira Beach revs up for the Bike Fest on Sunday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Madeira Way. Motorcycle enthusiasts will be showing off their classic, antique, new and customized motorcycles from all eras. Food vendors and others offering bike-related gear will be on of Madeira Beachs 9/11 Memorial Fund. Peruse the cool local restaurants, shops and boutiques of the Madeira Way district during the show. Biker only parking is conveniently located on site with visitor parking for larger vehicles nearby. The Mad Beach Bike Fest is a Monthly Madness on Mad Beach event produced by SIK Promotions. Vendor Space is still available. To become a vendor, please visit SIKPromotions.com or call 727322-5217 for more information. There is no admission fee for the general public. 15004 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach.
12 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Lanny Ronnberg recently went to Denver to celebrate birthdays. He took the Gabber with him all the way to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.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), a 501c3 nonThe 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. For Love and Money Discover your beliefs about money and prosperity. Learn how your monetary philosophies affect your relationships with friends and partners, what works for you about money and what doesnt. Join Len Leeb, LMHC at the Gulfport Senior Center, 2401 53rd St. S., on Tuesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. for this highly experiential and interactive workshop. 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.
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14 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 By Cathy Salustri Since moving to his home on 55th Street in Gulfport eight months ago, Charles White has had his bicycle stolen three times. Unlike many bike thefts locally, however, Whites story has a happy ending. January; someone took a bike from his open garage in the middle of the day, White says. That bike was never recovered. I had not recorded the serial number and the bike shop did not keep records. Neither had I registered the bike with the police. Lessons learned! he says. He bought a new bike, this time making note of the serial number. Once again, thieves stole the bike Bike Thieves Lose, Eventuallyout of his garage. Yes the garage door was open, White admits, but my wife was in and out of the garage washing clothes. White reported the theft, this time giving Gulfport Police the bikes serial number. Two days Hutsko called him and told him hed found Whites bike abandoned in a church parking lot. When White went to collect his bicycle, he registered it with the Gulfport Police Department. This helped him when he went to Atlanta in June and someone stole the bike from his fenced backyard. When he discovered the bike missing, he again reported it to the Gulfport Police. In late August, Hutsko called to tell him the police had, once again, recovered his bike. According to White, Hutsko was in the process of serving a warrant when he noted a bike that called to mind the description of Whites bike. He checked the registered Whites stolen bike, and arrested the alleged bike thief. He also found drugs and charged the man with possession. During this process, the suspects cell phone rang. Hutsko answered it and heard the caller say he wanted to the caller to come collect the bike. When the caller arrived, Hutsko recognized him as the same person for whom he had the warrant. He arrested the man. Bottom line? In addition to it a second time after three months, but simultaneously he arrested a drug dealer and whoever he had a warrant for. White contacted the Gabber to make sure Gulfportians knew about what he called outstanding police work. It would be great for people to know and be proud of how dedicated and competent our local police force is, he said.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 15 New Classes on St. Pete Beach Live It! with recreation this fall. Whether you are looking for a youth basketball program, senior line workout class the St. Pete Beach Community Center has a class for you. New this fall are Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Move to Your Groove, Zumba Step, Voice Lessons and keep a look out for the new Trunk or Treat Event this October. Stop by the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. to pick up the new fall program guide. You can also visit our website, spbrec.com for a full list of classes. Health Insurance Expo 2014 Health insurance can be puzzling, Let the Gulfport Health Insurance Expo help put the pieces together. Do you have a question about prescription drug coverage, hospitalization coverage, emergency services, or wellness services? Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on Wednesday, October 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to speak to multiple insurance companies. Find out all the changes for the new 2015 Open Enrollment period. SHINE representatives will also be available to answer your questions. Bring your insurance card and get Dont miss out! For more information on the expo or how to participate as a vendor, please call the Event Line at 727.893.5657. Tai Chi at the Casino The classes meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. This gentle form of exercise elasticity, heart health, bone strength, balance and more while avoiding stress on hip and knee it is recommended you attend both classes. There is a suggested donation of $5 per class, which are open to everyone. Call Marge Grudzinksi at 727-345-6708 for more information.HBOs Alzheimers Project Series HBOs Alzheimers Project Series takes a look at the faces behind the disease, and the forces leading us to reveals ground breaking Alzheimers discoveries and the effects this debilitating and fatal disease has on those with Alzheimers and their families. The next video of this series, The Momentum of Science, Part 1 will be presented at the Gulfport Senior Center on Friday, September 12 at 10 reports from 25 leading scientists, exploring the state of research and an insiders look at laboratories and clinics. Please join the effort to expose the Alzheimers crisis facing our nation. 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.
16 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com A Cancer VaccineIf there were a vaccine against a cancer, would you get it? Well, there is one, but why are few getting it? It could be that not many people know about it. It's not a household topic and publicity has been scarce (up until last week and even then the Tampa Bay Times didn't cover it). It also could be that it addresses sexually transmitted diseases and is recommended for 11and 12-year-old boys and girls as well as 21 to 26-year-old adults. Its primary target is cervical cancer, but the papilomavirus also can cause penile, vaginal, anal, mouth or throat cancer and/or warts. Mothers can even transfer the disease to babies at birth who end up with warts in the throat and lungs. That's why the vaccine is preferably given early before children are sexually active and because the virus can be passed through all types of sexual activity, not just coitus. According to the Pinellas County Health department it can be passed through sharing a drink. Since we are all sexual beings (different subject than sexuality), getting the vaccine for that age group makes sense. So what's the big deal now? Actually, it's not just now. The vaccine has been around for several years, but not widely promoted. The problem now is that Florida has the lowest vaccination rate in the nation and at 8.2 cases per 100,000 women, cervical cancer is higher than the 7.5 national rate. So, the Pinellas County Health Department has made it a priority as has US Rep. Kathy Castor. As Claude Dharamraj, director of the Pinellas Health Department put it, "The bad thing about it is that you don't get sick with it and you don't know you have it." Part of the problem, too, is a nation-wide resistance to vaccines which has resulted in a resurgence of measles, mumps and whopping cough (pertussis). While shots are required for school admission, many are opting for religious exemptions that not enough children are being vaccinated to create a so-called "herd immunity." Pinellas County Health Department addressed this last year by forming PITCH (Pinellas Immunization Team for Community Health) a coalition of doctors, hospitals, schools, drug companies, and social services to increase the rate of vaccinations among children as well as promoting meningitis vaccines. I've been volunteering with this coalition because of my personal interest in vaccines. I wrote more than once or twice about my was widely available. It is now a also motivated because two of my children are pediatricians. One deals only with critically ill children and as well as other vaccine preventable diseases every year. The other deals with broad pediatric health issues in the Bronx, New York City. In the meantime, the anti-cancer vaccine goes under administered. I suspect that much of the problem is awareness although some have expressed concerns that giving a shot that prevents sexual diseases encourages promiscuity. It's not a free pass for anything. It just blocks the papilomavirus which causes a wide variety of diseases related to sexual activity. The virus has been connected, by the way, to those using birth control, smoking, having multiple partners, and multiple births. In all, it's designed to prevent 21,000 deaths and 360,000 cases of genital and oral warts. It's available through the health department and some high schools, namely: Boca Ciega, Northeast and Pinellas Park. It prevents cancer. It's a no-brainer.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 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 Live Music 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 4pmMeatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads1st Tues: House Comm. Mtg-6pm2nd Tues: ALA Exec. Mtg-6pm3rd Tues: Regular Mtg-6pm 4th Tues: SAL Mtg-6pmDinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amSunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am till. 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 each month, 10:30 a.m. Auxiliary meets second Tuesday each month, Exec-Bd 6:30, general meeting, 7 p.m. Legionnaires meet third Monday each month, 7 p.m. S.A.L. meets last Monday each month, 7 p.m. POW/MIA Remembrance Day 9/19 Legion Rider Poker Run Fundraiser 9/20 starting at 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. to noon to answer any questions you may haveSouthern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:-30-6:30pm
18 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 This Weeks Solutions 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.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 19 Wolfgang Deininger, Gulfport: "I would still wind up in Gulfport, Florida. I can't think of anywhere nicer to travel to." Tom Pitzen: be Rome, and then I would tour the rest of Italy until the money ran out. Maybe a quick run to Spain for a bull Ryan Bernat, Gulfport: The center of the universe. The Gabs Where would you travel if money were no object?
20 Gabber September 11 September 17, 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 MathisBecause the sun's journey into Libra on September 22 brings this week is the last moment to revel in the season. The sky will be quiet. It's as though the planets have agreed to step back and clear the cosmic vibration. They'll pull down a blank screen so we can project the movie of our minds in peace. Whether you reminisce about recent history or imagine the future, there's beautiful clarity to the picture. ARIES (March 21-April 19). In many ways, the dreams of yesterday have been realized and the hopes of tomorrow are still vague. This is a transitional period. You'll keep challenging yourself, yes, but which challenges should you choose? This week may not bring answers, but pay attention. Gather information -it will be important. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People who start their own businesses often fail, but they rarely say they regret the experience. Maybe it's not a business that some of you Taurus people are considering, but it's similarly risky and something you'd be creating on your own. This is an excellent week to give it a try! You won't be sorry you did. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People are rooting for you. They want you to win. They want an easy road for you. Of course, that wouldn't make for a very interesting story or a very strong person. The universe is rooting for you, too, but with a different agenda. It wants you to stretch, grow and become as interesting and strong as possible. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Often the highest quality option isn't the one that wins out. The familiar option will trump it nine times out of 10. Someone keeps showing up, and you're starting to get comfortable with this. But is it really the best option for you? Step away to gain perspective. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As you try to make yourself useful in new ways, the doors that open to your future will be unlocked through the process of understanding and owning the past. to your social life. If you've "been there, done that" and "had this exact conversation before," chances are this is not a candidate for your everlasting friendship. Be nice as you set your sights on challenge and adventure. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have such a strong sense of where you're going that you'll hate being told what to do this week. You'll apply your rebel spirit to pursue what very few around you can relate to. Don't waste time trying to explain. They'll catch up soon enough (or they won't), and in the meantime, you'll make remarkable progress. Look for keys in your history. Review your past, considering all of the odd jobs, hobbies, athletic pursuits and social fun that made you the skilled individual you are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some people can't seem to listen to you without subsequently attempting to top your story or bring the focus back to them. Maybe they're just trying to relate, but you need to connect with those who have better communication and social skills than this. You deserve to be heard and acknowledged. Seek true friends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What you spend your leisure time, energy and money on reveals what is truly important to you. Lately you haven't outcome of leisure time expenditures, and perhaps that's because your needs and interests have changed. This is the week to try new activities with different people. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your keen social instincts kick in strong this week, and you'll sense whom you need to talk to. You'll meet someone with whom you share a passion or a problem. The common goal, concern or worry provides a natural starting point for what has the potential to be a long and dear relationship. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even though you appreciate your current surroundings and circumstances, you also desire and are capable of much more. Build a case for the future you want. You'll get cosmic help in attracting new help you move to where and who you want to be. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). you've taken in your life have led you to a deeper understanding of yourself and others and have broadened your capacity to love and be loved. So why not call it "good enough" and get back to the business of enjoying the present more fully? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If your skill level is greater than going to be bored. The same applies
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22 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 By Cathy Salustri City of GulfportA: How much money has the city charged for special collections thus far in Q: September 30 of this month, the city has billed $76,069.72 for special trash collections. This includes any garbage collected by the claw truck outside the two regular days or yard waste days. Of that money, the city has $23,287.69 outstanding. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? 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 Filmmaker Speaks on Political Corruption John Wellington Ennis, a Los explore political corruption with a heavy dose of comedy and satire, is to Stetson University College of Law on September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Ennis will discuss the impact of coordinated by Stetson Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To RSVP, email events@law. stetson.edu. Kindness Riot in EDGE District A Kindness Riot is a worldwide endeavor to perform random acts of kindness. To honor that sentiment, The Amsterdam, 1049 Central Ave., is opening up their patio wall on Thursday, September 11, and inviting you to Paint Your Kindness. Paint will be provided for you to write a kind message on the wall. Several artists will be present creating kindness messages of their own on the wall and on paper. They will be giving these small pieces of artwork away and ask that you pass it along to someone else and keep the kindness going. Live music in the round starts at 9 p.m. Join the Riot and spread your message of kindness through art and acts. St. Pete Beach Community Yard Sale Come shop over 50 vendors at the St. Pete Beach Community Center Yard Sale on Saturday, September 27. The vendors will be located inside and outside at our beautiful water front facility, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor spaces are still available. The cost for the 10 x 10 space is $15 for St. Pete Beach residents and $17.50 for nonresidents. For more information or to reserve your space, contact the Community Center at 727-3639245. Spaces will sell out fast, so call today.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 23 Gulfport Players Launch Online Gallery Over the years, Julius Preston Brock has taken thousands of photographs to capture the magic of live theater here in Gulfport. Now some of those photos of Gulfport Community Players actors and actresses and stage productions gulfportcommunityplayers. 2014 Summer One-Acts (July, 2014); Stepping Out (May, 2014), Visiting Mr. Green (March, 2014); Inlaws, Outlaws and Other People (January, 2014); and The Cooley Girls (November, 2013). housed on Flickr site. These images are free to print and share on social media. 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 was organized General Federation of Womans Clubs, the largest and oldest nondenominational, 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 727-8224982 or check out our website at StPetersburgWomansClub.org.
24 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 2010 St. Francis Claret This wine is Awesome! From Sonoma County this Claret is a well-balanced blend with nice forward aromas and a deep purple color. Body medium to heavy, but more to the light side. Consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec grown throughout Sonoma County, this is a true Sonoma County Claret. I highly recommend this great wine. Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years. Lithuanian Club The Lithuanian-American Club at 4880 46th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The cost of this lunch is $7. These two coming weeks the menu has changed from the alternating bi-weekly menu. This Thursday, September 11, the clubs theme is Honor American Heroes. The menu will have bacon burgers, with choice of condiments and potato chips. Apple cake and coffee, ginger ale, or root beer will also be served. The following Thursday, September 18, the menu will have potato pancakes, sauer kraut soup, fruit salad and coffee. After this the menu will go back to the alternating bi-weekly menu of Koldunai or Cepelinai. As usual, the club has Lithuanian beer and homemade Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 727-866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome.Town Shores Red Hatters September Activities for the Red Hatters are as follows: September 12, monthly bunko in the lounge at 1 p.m.; September 25, lunch at The Chattaway Restaurant on 22nd Ave. and 4th St. S. in St. Petersburg at noon. For more information or to RSVP please call Julie at 343-6587. Must have a count for the lunch. Preserving Precious Sight Optometric Physician, Dr. Ryan Sacksteder of The Eye Institute of West Florida presents an overview on eye problems, eye diseases, and todays current treatment options at the Gulfport Senior Center, 2401 53rd St. S., on Thursday, September 18 at 3 p.m. Topics include Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Ocular Allergies, Flashes and Floaters, Droopy Eyelids, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, and Premium Implants. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the Event Line at 727-893-5657.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 25 What You Need to Know About a StrokeBy Dr. William Handleman A stroke is one of the most debilitating medical events that we can experience. Stated simply, its a brain attack. Just as we think of having a heart attack with blocked arteries and death of heart muscle cells, the same thing can happen in the brain. So how should we approach this? Think of the 3 Rs of stroke: Reduce the risk for strokes, Recognize symptoms of strokes and Respond rapidly when stroke is suspected. Call 911 if you see someone having a stroke. The facts are that over three quarters of a million Americans suffer strokes each year. It results in over 134,000 deaths each year. The good news is that the rate of stroke deaths is falling. There are roughly 6-1/2 million stroke survivors in the United States. What is a stroke and what happened? Like the heart and all other parts of our body, our blood vessels bring oxygen and food to our tissues so they can survive and function. When there is a clot or blockage of the artery that feeds the brain, the brain tissue can die. Sometimes blood clots will form in a blood vessel leading to the brain but then will be broken down by the bodys normal mechanisms. If this occurs quickly enough then symptoms of stroke can be reversed and brain tissue saved. And if we reach an emergency certain types of stroke, clot busting medications can be given can unblock the artery and save brain tissue. So many people can have reversal of blockage before brain tissue is killed. a stroke may also be helpful. Many famous people whove had strokes include Charles Dickens, Kirk Douglas, President Ford, Luther Vandross, Della Reese, Charles Schultz, Dick Clark and Ted Williams. What can we do to prevent strokes? As always, stop smoking. See your doctor for routine checkups. Lose weight, drink in moderation, stay active and monitor blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. After smoking cessation, the most bang for the buck is in blood pressure control. A heart rhythm the top chambers of the heart (atria) do not contract normally; then blood can pool and form clots. These clots can then be ejected from the heart via the aorta and sail through the vasculature into the brain. Once the clot reaches a blood vessel that is smaller in diameter than the clot, the that part of the brain. This causes a stroke. When we have an abnormal heart rhythm and other risk factors for forming clots in our heart, medications such as Coumadin, Xarelto and Pradaxa may be prescribed. Less potent blood thinners like aspirin, Plavix or Aggrenox are also considered, depending on heart function, other medical problems and potential for falling. The most feared problem with strong blood thinners like Coumadin and Xarelto is head injuries causing massive bleeds inside the brain. Thats why we select people for these potent blood thinners very carefully. Strokes are certainly one of the most debilitating medical conditions that we treat. Oftentimes involvement of small blood vessels and minor strokes can improve dramatically. However, large vessels and large areas of the brain that are lost can cause paralysis of one side of the body, problems with speaking, understanding what we hear and see, dementia, inability to care for ourselves and other life-threatening complications. If you have questions about stroke or stroke prevention please talk to your physician, Google the American Stroke Associations website or see me, Dr. Bill Handelman, Dr. Bill Your Radio M.D. Catch me every Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 860 AM WGUL. Or Google 860WGUL.com and click listen live. My podcasts are also available from the website.6399 38th Ave. North 727-384-6411Paid AdvertismentB ay Ar ea M edical Can Car e Clinic Bay Ar ea M edical Can Car e Clinic
26 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 By Anna Vodopiyanova Food, drink and game lovers crawled through the EDGE District at St. revitalization of the area. Normally, they call it a poker run because youre driving a motorcycle from place to place, or some type of vehicle, but we called ours a poker crawl, said Lea Ann Barlas, executive director of the EDGE District Business Association. The EDGE District (Entertainment, Dining, Galleries, Etc.) is the area encompassing Central Avenue and 1st Avenues North and South between 9th and 16th Streets. Jessica Arkwright from the associations board, said, We have done a scavenger hunt in the past and one of the things we got from it is that people were in a hurry. So, we decided to make it a crawl, which is much more leisurely. Stop and relax, get to know the owners, enjoy the AC, look around. We seem to get a lot of great feedback and it seems like everyone is having fun. Players walked through the 25 participating businesses, got a card from each, spent money on food, drink and crafts, and experienced the EDGEs unique atmosphere. At the end of the crawl, players gathered at the Green Bench Brewing Co. for the announcement of the three highest-hand winners. The businesses contributed to the Poker Crawl prizes like gift butter-and-jelly vodka and crafty glassware. Among the participants was The Amsterdam, the unique European-inspired bar on Central Avenue. Owner John Cullen said there are a lot of newly established businesses in the district, and the objective of the Poker Crawl was to bring people to see different opportunities rather than seeing the same places theyre used to. The Poker Crawl also raised funds for the EDGE District Business Association, Barlas said. The association conducts business workshops, assists in building remodeling and interconnects local businesses through events like this. It is also working towards getting a main Main Street Program. Main Street has a historical preservation component, and we have a lot of buildings that were made in the 20s, 30s, 40s, so we are trying to keep those buildings from being torn down and being made into a parking lot, Barlas said. A lot of the buildings were already torn down. Being a main street, it helps businesses. Along with a Mardi Gras in the spring, the Poker Crawl is planned as one of the districts signature annual events to bring people to the area with an abundance of unique shops, bars and restaurants. We have lots of good places to eat. You every week and never be bored, Barlas said. Arkwrights vision for the EDGE is to have more events like this, to keep on collaborating, she said. We want the EDGE District to be a destination where people can come early in the afternoon and spend all day. EDGE District Building Momentum in St. Pete The Amsterdam owner John Cullen says the district is growing and more diverse. He lauded the Poker Crawl for giving people a chance to see different opportunities rather than seeing the same places theyre used to. Jessica Arkwright, EDGE District board member, at Green Bench Brewing Co. for the Poker Crawl. Said Arkwright, We want the EDGE District to be a destination.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 27 Local ObituariesHIGGINS, CHARLES AINSWORTH, 76, of Treasure Island, died on August 26, 2014. Charles was born in Middletown, CT. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He leaves his wife Gail, daughter Julie, son Charles Jr., sister Nancy, two grandchildren Trey and Megan. Interment will take place at Bay Pines National cemetery at a later date. The family request no NEIGER, GERTRUDE, 92, of S outh Pasadena, died September 3, 2014. "Gert" was born in Geisenheim, Germany, and served as a nurse during WWII. She married her husband Wally and came to the US in 1948 where she became a citizen. She was a member of German American Clubs in Akron, OH and Pinellas Park, FL. She was a founder of the October Festival at Holy Name Catholic Church in Gulfport. Gert will be missed by her sons, Robert "Bob" and Fritz Neiger; grandson Karl; granddaughters Lorie and Natalie and six great grandchildren. donation to the Suncoast Foundation (thehospice.org). Online tribute page at ALifeTribute.com. A Life Tribute, Gulfport, FL. SMELTZER, EDWARD, 86 of Gulfport, passed away August 31, 2014. He is survived by his ex-wife Barbara Smeltzer, two daughters, Sheri Freeland (Criag, husband), and Karen Adler (Peter, husband) and two granddaughters, Rachael Adler and Broghan Freeland. All loved him and he will be greatly missed. Ed was a truck driver for the city of Gulfport for years and was retired from the St. Petersburg D.O.T. His two daughters and sons-in-law went to local schools and were raised in Gulfport. 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 entertainment, 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. Honoring POW/MIAs On Friday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 305 in St. Pete Beach will be honoring and remembering POW/MIAs. Local POW/MIA families please contact Dee Bell 727-360-1423 to be recognized during the ceremony. The public is invited to attend. American Legion Post 305 6999 Gulf Blvd.
28 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Treasure Island Art Guild resumes its monthly reception and art awards show on Saturday, September 13 at 1 p.m. TI City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Ave, Treasure Island. The reception will be followed by a demonstration by Kathy Vanasse, local artist and art instructor. The reception and demonstration is free and open to interested persons. The weekly workshops sponsored by the Guild have also resumed. The Wednesday workshop, "Anything Goes," is held at the Garden Room of the Treasure Island Community Center, 106th Ave and Park Place from 9:30 to noon. The Thursday workshop "Painting with Bruce Kotchey" is held at the TI City Hall Auditorium from 9:30 to noon. Friday's portrait workshop featuring a live model is also held at the TI City Hall Auditorium from 9:30 to noon. The Art Guild is starting art classes Monday, October 6. Basic drawing will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and basic watercolor from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost for each is $30 for six weeks or $6 per class, weekly. They will be held in the Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium. To sign up for classes and for supplies needed call Fred at 727-360-8390. For more information visit treasureislandartguild.org. Tour at Barbara Gilberg Habitat There will be a guided tour titled Coffee for Your Plants, September 18 at 10 a.m. at the Barbara Gilberg Habitat located at 1600 Pasadena Ave. Please bring pen and paper to take down notes. Using coffee can give your plants stunning new growth. The park is located next to the electronic billboard on Shore Drive. Meet Natalie in the Pavilion. Public Boating Class An All About Public Boating Class will be held Saturday, September 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at USCG Auxiliary Training Center, located at 3120 Miriam St. S. Gulfport, (rear entrance). There is a $40 per student fee which includes all books and handout materials. Upon completion, a wallet card and a bobber card from the state of Florida. For more information or reservations call 727399-7986. Free Concert at Gulfport Library Come out to the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. for a free performance by Juniper, Floridas beautiful blend of Celtic and alternative music at your favorite library. Open to all ages. Gulfport Library free concerts are always a hit so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 727-893-1073. Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Learn how to collect rainwater for your garden, Saturday, September 13, 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. Finished rain barrels can be purchased in advance for $35; no purchase necessary to attend program. Registration and rain barrel pre-purchase at stpeterainbarrel. eventbrite.com. Call 727-893-7928 for more information.
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30 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Play with me! Lenny is an active adult male that likes to mingle with his family. A very affectionate tabby, Lenny follows his foster mom from room to room during the daytime. He spends evening on the couch with his family. Lenny does not, however, want to share his family with other cats. Lenny is waiting for a forever home that will give him lots of love and attention. He has been completely vetted and is microchipped. To meet this great cat with a gorgeous black and tan tabby fur coat and mesmerizing greenish eyes, call a SOS volunteer at 727 545-1116 Additional cats may be seen on SOS website Save Our Strays Iggie is a 7 1/2 lb female Chihuahua mix. She is a cutie pie and enjoys playing with toys and other small dogs. Iggie is spayed, 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 Shelter A Night in Italy The Italian American Society of St. Petersburg is bringing Italy to the Gulfport Senior Center, 2401 53rd St. S., on Friday, September 19. Please make plans to join us for a tasty Italian dinner at 6 p.m. with a dance performance by the Tarantella Dancers to follow. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Yom Kippur Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. Come and observe this most holy day of the year with BethEl Shalom on Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom is located at the corner of 17th St. and 29th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. All are welcome, there is no charge. For more info and pre-registration please call 727-345-7777, email Rabbi@Jewishheritage.net or visit Jewishheritage.net and ShalomAdventure.com.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 31 The Cost of Being GulfportIts that time of the year where in it. I mean, not here its still gloriously muggy here but as I understand it, its fall in many parts of the United States. However, the way I can tell the seasons will soon change has nothing to do the temperature and everything to do with how much attention we pay to the budget. As Ive said before, we need to pay higher taxes, at least to the city of Gulfport. I dont care if we pay them in the form of property or sales, or if we build some of them into higher rates for users of services, but we need to pay more. Look at things this way and maybe youll understand: We do a lot with almost nothing. The city manager submitted a proposed budget of $27.2 million for the coming year, which starts on October 1. This includes both property taxes and monies collected by our water, sewer, marina and sanitation funds, even though they dont use property tax monies to operate. According to the US Census, we have a population of 12,066. Lets do the math. Evenly divided, that means each resident should pay, in theory, $2,254 for the privilege of calling themselves a Gulfportian. Fair enough, but what does it really cost? El Cap and I live in a decent-sized home on a double lot, but even so, our property taxes are laughably low: This year, well pay the city an estimated $400. We pay more in other ways: Water, sewer and trash easily averages $70 a month, adding $840 to the total. We also store our boat in the citys dry storage lot, which costs us $960 per year. So the two of us pay the city $2,200 a year, or $1,100 per Gulfportian, which means we put in only half what the city theoretically gives us. Were paying half of our fair share. We could afford more, but no ones asking for it. Why am I so eager to give away my money? Im not, actually, but I do want to make the point that if the city didnt exist, most of us couldnt get what they give us for anywhere near the same price. Lets look at the costs of life without paying taxes or fees to Gulfport. Well start with the little things, like the library. If someone borrows one book every other week, without the city theyd have to buy those books instead. At $12 a book, thats $312. And forget about the free technology classes; with no city, if I want to learn how to use my iPad, I register for a one-credit weekend class at St. Pete College. Cost? $110. Hey, at least GeckoFest wont change! Except when the annual GeckoBall rolls around, the Gulfport Merchants dont get the in-city pay the full rate, which they pass on to us, at an extra $30 a couple. As for trash, lets assume a conservative $20 per month, or $240 per year. Were still doing OK, we dont need a city at all. But forget the little things. Our biggest expenses are public safety city budgets $4.8 million, or $397 per person, for these departments together, so lets assume thats what we would pay a private company for safety. Unless, of course, something happens and I need to increase security. We could save money department, but unless all those they cant do much but aim hoses at my house as it burns to really well-renovated kindling. This, not surprisingly, makes my homeowners insurance increase. Ah, but suppose I have a kid? See, Gulfport subsidizes its daycare, but without paying those pesky taxes, instead of $100 per month, Ill pay $150 per week. Thats an extra $6,600 a year. Without taxes and the things they represent, this theoretical lifestyle would cost me $9,489. I havent discussed street cleaning, playgrounds, a gym membership to offset the city trails I run along, parks, or any number of things I dont have space to itemize. I also didnt factor in boat storage, because Ill have to work a second job to pay for the cost of not having to pay taxes. I dont have any time to use the boat, so I decide instead to sell it. This is why I tell anyone who will listen we should pay more. We myself included make demands on our council and harass the city management about why we did this or didnt do that. I dont think most of us think and appreciate what we get for what we pay. I dont know about you, but I have bigger hopes for Gulfport, dreams that include more staff and services, more public facilities and a bigger and better recreation program. However, its pretty clear we cant get any more blood from this stone. To move forward, we need more money. Start thinking about Gulfport in terms of dollars rather than demands, and youll see we get far more than that for which we bargained. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
32 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Budget, from front page The citys 4.039 millage rate will remain the same as it has in the past two years, but because of a 6.42% increase in property values, Gulfport will collect more property year. Fiscal years start October 1 and end on September 30. The general fund budget decreased from $11.5 million to $10.9 million, the bulk of which City Manager Jim OReilly credits to Mercedes Perez, the citys human resources and risk management director. Perez, he said, negotiated a two-percent cost increase in the citys Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida health insurance premiums. Initially, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Florida proposed a 10% increase. That $600,000 savings will help the city reduce its dependence on its enterprise funds. An enterprise fund is a government-owned business, such as the Gulfport Municipal Marina or the citys utilities departments. Enterprise funds make money based on customers and, in Gulfport, make more money than they spend. Gulfport has kept property taxes low by taking part of the money collected by these funds. Since enterprise funds cannot take money back from the general fund, these departments could not fund repairs or upgrades, such as a marina renovation or an overhaul of the citys sewer system. For the past six years, during the economic downturn, we had to depend on these funds to not reduce services our community has become accustomed to, OReilly says. This year were only taking $135,000: $55,000 from the marina and $65,000 from utilities. This represents a $1.4 million decrease from last year, when those funds contributed over $1.5 million to the general fund. will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16 as part of the citys regularly scheduled council meeting. Anyone who wishes to make a comment may do so at this meeting.Pamper St. Pete Putting the communitys wellCenter, 1111 18th Ave. S., celebrates 33 years in St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program features free goodie bags, haircuts, nail polishing, face painting, clothes, light lunch, toiletries, blood pressure check/ information, hearing screening, games and prizes. Sponsors are St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, Beaming Hope Ministries, CASA & Federation of Families, Sams Club, Healing Touch, ChickBarbershop, Precious Angels Preschool, Reliant Health Care, Caring Community Counseling, Cortiva Institute, Neighborhood Home Solutions, Massage with Healing Touch and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. For more information, call 727893-7134. Register for Child Care Program Registrations for the 2014-2015 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementarys. 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 non-residents. Monthly fees are $146 for residents and $292 for non-residents. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and online. Please call 727893-1068 for more information.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 33 SPCA Barnyard BonanzaSPCA Tampa Bay invites you to mosey on down, to their farmside playground, for Barnyard Bonanza Festival and Yard Sale: Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can enjoy the dandiest food, crafts, games and barn animal encounters the shelter has to offer. Don't forget to say "howdy" to Twilight and parking. Family and pet-friendly. Dogs welcome. More information at spcatampabay.org. Animal Services Volunteer Training Pinellas County Animal Services is seeking volunteers to join its foster care team, as part of an effort to save pets that need time away from the shelter. The program requires a foster application and approval. All foster care parents are required to complete the volunteer orientation class and foster training held on Tuesday, September 16 at the Pinellas County Animal Services shelter. The volunteer orientation class begins at 10:30 a.m. and foster training immediately follows at 11:30 a.m. from the program include: puppies and kittens too young for adoption, those recovering from surgery or illness, senior pets that need to be out of a shelter environment, dogs that have been on the adoption list for an extended period, and pets requiring socialization skills that can only be learned in a home environment. Volunteers interested in becoming a foster parent will work directly with the adoption coordinator and the medical staff. The foster care training will provide potential foster parents with basic animal cleaning and feeding tips, information on feline upper respiratory infection and the shelters emergency procedures. To register, visit pinellascounty. org/animalservices/volunteer.htm, complete the volunteer application and select Animal Foster Care/ Rescue under the Animal Care box. For more information join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit pinellascounty.org/animalservices, or call 727-582-2600. The lost or found pets hotline is 727-582-2604. Teen Anime Club is Back Back by popular demand! Teen Anime Club will be screening anime movies at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., the second Friday of every month. Come in Friday, September 12 at 3 p.m. for a free event is open to 12 to 18-year-olds. Call Cailey at 727-893-1133 for more info.
34 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Guardianship? Part II Who may serve as guardian? If someone is an adult resident of the State of Florida, that person a guardian in Florida. Likewise, a close relative of a ward who is not a resident of the State of Florida guardian. However, if a proposed guardian is incapable of performing the duties of a guardian or has been convicted of a felony, that person cannot be appointed by the Probate Court as a guardian. Generally, the Probate Court will give careful consideration to the wishes and desires expressed by a ward as to the selection of a guardian. What are the responsibilities of a guardian? Guardians are required to be bonded and may be required to complete a Court-approved training program for guardians. Guardians are required by the Probate Court to be represented by a lawyer. All guardianship reports are presented to the Probate Court for review and approval. In the event a guardian does not carry out his or her duties in a responsible manner, the guardian is subject to removal by the Probate Court. Are there less severe alternatives to guardianship? Guardianship is an expensive and time-consuming process. Use of less severe alternatives to guardianship is highly recommended. For example, the use of a durable power of attorney, a health care directive and/or a revocable living trust may eliminate the need for a guardianship thereby reducing the costs and time delay associated with guardianships.Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson number is 727-347-5131. Mr. please consult an attorney.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 35 Teen Afternoons at the Library Hey Teens! Come hang out with Sherri and Cailey, Wednesday afternoons at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Play Xbox, watch movies, get help with homework, listen to music, and just hang out and have fun. For more info contact Cailey at email@example.com or 727-8931074. 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. Starting a DIY Project? Gulfports Building Division staff tries to take special time to work with homeowners embarking on do-it-yourself projects. Whether its deferred maintenance or new improvements, due to hard economic times many people elect to do these projects themselves. Before embarking on home improvement projects, call 727-893-1024 to discuss plans and see what inspections may be necessary, or for an explanation of code requirements. Blood Sugar Checks Its important to know your numbers. Get your numbers checked at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., on the second Thursday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Blood sugar screenings are provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, please call the Event Line at 727-8935657.
36 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Monthly Mini Health Clinic Come out to the Gulfport Senior Center, 2401 53rd St. S., on the last Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of health screenings. Blood Pressure, Vein, Vision, Hearing, Medicine Review, Balance, Memory, and HIV screenings will be available. (Screenings may differ month to month depending on availability.) 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. 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. Flying Mullet 5k and Doggie Dash Take a run through history on Friday, October 10, and catch a glimpse of coastal Florida the way it used to be and in Gulfport, the way things still are. Gulfport, a town chance to run through vintage Florida neighborhoods. The Flying Mullet 5K will wind through downtowns Historic Waterfront District, running past the reigning Mullet Kings home. living netting mullet, a vegetarian world. Doggie Dashers will thrill at the proximity of the dog park as well as the towns dog-friendly bars and restaurants. All runners get a free post-race drink in the Art District after the run. Kick off your weekend with a run that lets you take in the quirky seaside charm of the town that time forgot! Gulfport has ample free street parking; please take notice of any signs. The Flying Mullet 5K will start at 5:30 p.m. with the One Mile Doggie Dash starting shortly thereafter. Both races start at the Gulfport History Museum, located at 5301 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport. The course will travel mostly over paved roads. Packet pickup as well as the race start will be on the grounds of the museum. Adjacent to the museum dogs can go off-leash at the small and large dog parks. Register at Active.com; call 727-656-5420 for more information. Race sponsored in part by OMaddys, Neptune Grill, Pasadena Pet Motel, Saltys and other local businesses. Please shop local so the community continues to build a unique history.
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 37 By Cathy Salustri We sit at the intertidal zone, waves washing sand into our swimsuits by the cupful. Even without the fancy screens some people use, it isnt long before the crushed bits of shell, brown wisps of seaweed and buff-col ored sand wash away enough that a small obsidian triangle, by no means a perfect set of angles, reveals itself. Forget Shark Week. Venice Beach has something even better: sharks teeth from sharks that went extinct millions of years ago. WHAT: How so many fossilized sharks teeth came to be just off the coast of Venice Beach makes for a long story think 50 million years or so but the least you need to know is that due to rising and falling sea levels, teeth from sharks who once hunted in these waters ac cumulated in massive numbers just offshore. The fossilized teeth wash up regularly, and anyone who can grab a handful of wet sand and sift through it has an excellent chance of The teeth range in size from mi nuscule to (on occasion) more than an inch or two long. Sifters, little more than screens enclosed in a wood frame, make the job go quicker teeth, but armed with no tools what As for live sharks? Venice Beach has no more live sharks than anywhere else along the west coast.WHY: Theres something ing a fossil, even if its not a dino saur bone. Some of the sharks teeth longer exist today. Among other types of sharks teeth, dusty, sand and black-tipped sharks, tinct mako and extinct tiger sharks.WHO: The city of Venice runs a dog and WHEN:You can hunt sharks teeth any time of the year, although obvi ously its more fun to go in the water in July than it is February. WHERE:Your best bet is the Venice Beach Fishing Pier, at 1600 Harbor Drive South. You can SCUBA dive about a half-mile offtrips to the Peace River Forma much larger teeth.BEST part: ing pier has a dog-friendly beach and a hose-off area for the dogs after your fourfooted friend has spent the day rolling in the sand. WORST part: It takes some practice to know when youre look ing at a sharks tooth the sand is littered with black bits of things, and if youre not careful, youll miss some of the best ones. MAGIC Question: Free. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.Venice Beach: Ancient History, Florida Style
38 Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 Letters Dear Editor: I was appalled after reading the article about public art and local artists written by Cathy Salustri. The title of her article stating she doesn't understand art is an understatement. She didn't even bother to take the time to interview the artists in question to get both sides of the story. Her article is an excellent example of poor journalism, and it should be retracted with a full apology to both of these very talented and hard working artists. Thank you, Melinda Grifth Dear Editor: The title says it all. This strangely angry writer clearly does not understand art. There are all sorts of reasons why art projects do not complete on time and few are due to lack of effort by a commissioned artist. No artist lucky enough to have been selected for a public art project that will enhance his or her career immeasurably and for all time would purposely fall short on responsibility or quality. And to blame the artists and a forward thinking city which is striving to strengthen its image as art-oriented is ridiculous and bizarre. More importantly, it's also very hurtful to well meaning participants. This writer demonstrates that she not only does not understand art, she also doesn't understand responsible journalism. Patton Hunter Dear Cathy Salustri: I just read your "article" calling out two local artists on the Gulfport Gabber website. I have a hard time even calling it an article. It's an opinion piece, well a tantrum really. I had to laugh at your comments on professionalism when you clearly did no research or made any effort to contact any of the parties involved. You have a responsibility as a journalist to at least have a well formed opinion, you know, based on facts and research. I went on to read some more pieces Letters to the Editor Please keep letters as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Commentary posted to thegabber.com or on our Facebook pages may also appear on this page. All letters are subject to editing for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. from your body of work. You seem to throw these toddler like tantrums often. Frank Strunk is a brilliant artist, he has a work ethic beyond most people today. You trashed talked him in out what was going on. After reading what you wrote, the only person that I think poorly of is you. Well, you and the editor that let such a piece of trash be published. Shame on you Cathy Kendra Beattie from the Gabber's Opinions Facebook page: "As artists we clearly don't understand some artists either. We've worked for city, county, state and national clients and always made sure the terms of the contract are perfectly clear because we never wanted to it to come back to bite us in the butt. Art as a business should be conducted like any other business. Artists are contractors and should be treated like any other contractor. Artistic license does not mean you can do anything. But as I see it, the fault lies with the city for not setting up an oversight process. Once a contract is agreed upon, terms cannot be arbitrarily changed by either party. Also how can a committee award their own members contracts? That Where was the city attorney when this incomprehensible." Elizabeth-Neily Hermann-Trappman "Instead of comparing the art world to the business world, perhaps we could compare it to the government world. I suspect members of this community who are familiar with construction are very familiar with the Whys and Wherefores of time delays and cost over-runs. Constructing something is not the same as making a proposal or discussing it at a board meeting or writing about it before and after the fact. True, there are those who are very precise with their timely execution of promises and contracts, but even they make mistakes that they have to offer up apologies for. And although a writer may deliver on time, the publisher may fail to edit or deliver, requiring yet again, an apology. Perhaps we could have been a little more patient and Dear Editor: We Can and Will Make a Difference Several weeks ago, here in Gulfport, we began a dialog on marriage equality. I introduced the conversation in August that led to the development of a draft resolution, followed by thoughtful dialog, culminating on passage by City Council. In the last month, I had a chance to discuss at length the many issues surrounding marriage equality, state-imposed same-sex marriage bans, judicial rulings over-turning these bans, and whats happening right here in Florida. The most important discussion, however, was with you, residents of Gulfport. The Gulfport resolution ensures that our voice and our position is heard and seen by those ultimately charged with making the decision on marriage equality for all. This will be historical. As Gulfport we continue to lead by example. As Gulfport, this matters to us. Thank you. Please take a moment and read the full resolution and memorandum: mygulfport.us/ councilmeetings/, click on Agenda for September 2, 2014, scroll down to Resolution 2014-53 (Item #7). Yolanda Roman, Gulfport City Council, Ward IIIDear Editor: As I was riding my bike through downtown Gulfport, I decided to ride to Clymer Park to look at the new art. When at the "White on it: "The Rusks were here & Lupe"; "Carrie + Jeter + Jensen" to name a few. In my day, we carved in a tree. Do patrols to protect current and future art? Art is to be viewed, appreciated, criticized and many other things but do not de-face art for art's sake.A Mona Lisa Smile, George Allen
Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 39 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 18 waited for the apology in this matter." Juan Happicampa "I think what keeps being forgotten is the story was never about the art. But about the deadlines not meant and changes in the site plans. But plain and simple when you have a contract and are paid. (whether you think it was enough or not) you need to deliver on that contract. To me that's what I took from Cathy Salustri's story." Leigh Hanson "I understand it's frustrating to have delays, and maybe next time contracts should include clauses allowing for bonuses for meeting certain deadlines, or penalties for missing them. It's like when you hire contractors or take on home projects, it seems like it all always takes longer than initially thought. I'm very deadline-conscious (20 years working at daily newspapers), and hate hate hate it when people miss deadlines. But in many cases, including this, the delays are nothing more than a slight inconvenience, not really hurting anyone. So let's just enjoy the pretty art as it comes" Ester Venouziou Letters cont'd
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ELECTRIC BIKESlightly used. izip trails. $300 OBO 727-410-5035 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 OLIVER, A HANDSOME Tabby Cat w/White Feet and Chest, is Looking for a Forever Indoor Home. Exceptionally Affectionate, He Talks, Snuggles, Gives Everyone Kisses and Gets Along Great w/Other Cats and Nice Dogs. He is Very Healthy, Vetted, and Microchipped. References and Home Visit. Please Contact Camille Barnes at 727-455-8706. 3 TABBIE CATS-5 Months to 2 Yrs. Old. Need Indoor Forever Homes, All Shots, 2 Spay and 1 Neuter. Friendly Text or Email me for Pics. 727-641-7297. firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Body Lines Auto Body gives notice and Intent to sell, for non payment of parts, labor and storage fees, the following vehicle on October 2, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at 10949 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778. 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St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. 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Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 45 PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be answered even if you dont believe. T.A.B. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.B. S. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Nice 1BR 2nd Floor Apartment, Waterview. Screened Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock, Quiet & Peaceful, 55+, No Dogs, References, $650, Call 727345-1520. GULFPORT 1BR APT.-Small, Clean, Comfortable, Ideal for One Person! Attractive 4-unit Bldg. w/Enclosed Courtyard, Tenant Laundry Room, Great Neighbors! Oct. 1 Occupancy. $595 w/Lease & Sec. Deposit. Call for Info/ Appt. 727-343-7921. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. CLEAN 1BR EFFICIENCY APTwith Seperate Rooms, Porch, on Lake Maggorie, Good Neighborhood, All Utilities Included, $650/mo, No Dogs, 727-289-6335. 2BR/1BA CONDO-Terazzo Floors, Freshly Painted, New Stove & Refrigerator. Swimming Pool. 55+ Gulfport Marina District. Two Cats Allowed. W/D on Premises. $825/mo. Plus Security. Call 727-871-0138. SEMINOLE CONDO-2BR/2BA Near St. Pete College & Post Ofce. 2nd oor, 1150 sqft. Washer/Dryer, Pool, Carport, $800/Mo. +Security. 727-647-1609. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting 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. SPB 2BR/2BA/1CG COTTAGE-Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, Block Off Corey Ave. $975/Mo Includes Water/maintenance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694. 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. LARGE 1BR/1BA APT-$600/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking, No Pets. Private Parking. 727-360-4054. Accommodations to Share SHARE MY HOMEFull House Privileges. Drug Free. No Smoking in House. Prefer Woman 55+.Quiet. Must love dogs! $500/mo. Includes Everything. Great St. Pete Location. Call 941-465-2991. Card of Thanks Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent
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Gabber September 11 September 17, 2014 47 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 2641 48TH ST. S. GULFPORTMarina 3BR/2BA/1CG, Fenced Yard, Mature Landc saping w/Sprinkler System. Asking $165,000. Call for Appt. 917-836-0654. WATERFRONT 2BR2BA CONDO Impeccably Maintained Unit, Desirable Park Street Location, Heated Pool, Tennis Courts & Clubhouse. $164,900. Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21/JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES. 727-515-3462.
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