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No. 2379 September 25 October 1, 2014 Growing Community By Cathy Salustri Soil and cardboard. On September 20, volunteers at the Gulfport Community Garden (5125 Preston Ave.) laid cardboard over soil to ready the garden for the community. The garden, temporarily forgotten, experienced a revival when Barbara Matthews approached the city in January to ask if she could undertake the project. Since then, volunteers met to plan and organize See Growing, page 18 Laura Clarke, Gulfport, and Jackie Wildey, St. Petersburg, partner to spread mulch over cardboard in the Gulfport Community Garden. Wildey works at PTEC as Landscape Management Assistant Teacher. Greenlight Debate Continues By Anna Vodopyanova Former St. Petersburg Councilman Jeff Danner and Gulfports Ward One Councilman Dan Liedtke debated the Greenlight Pinellas Plan Tuesday, September 23, at the Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area (LWVSPA) hosted the event, which was open to members and guests only. The one-percent sales tax increase referendum will take place November 4 and decide whether Greenlight Pinellas sales tax from 7 to 8 percent and fund the plan. The Greenlight Pinellas was proposed by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to modify the transportation system in Pinellas County. It is a revenue plan, the main aspects of which include the elimination of the PSTA property tax on new property sales, improved and speedier bus service with increased hours and routes, and a future light rail connecting St. Petersburg and Clearwater downtowns. Danner, arguing in support of Greenlight Pinellas, opened with the words the best voter is an informed voter, and said PSTA is ready to implement the plan immediately. Among the improvements to the bus system, Danner mentioned the 80-percent increase in weekend transit, with a 65-percent increase in overall bus service, and a See Debate, page 20 Trash Bill Increase in Gulfport Gulfport utility customers will see a $2.41 increase in the garbage portion of their bill. Well be maintaining this rate next year, City Manager Jim OReilly promised city council at the September 16 meeting. Ward Three Councilwoman Yolanda Roman asked about single-stream recycling, which would mean customers could dump all their recyclables in one bin but also means less money for the city because fewer items can get recycled, Public Works Director Don Sopak said. Single-stream recycling is a fad, its a new thing, Sopak said. They cant make any money off it. Recycling is already built into your bill, even if youre not taking advantage of it, Mayor Sam Henderson said.
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Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 3 Budget: No Comment approved the budget for the coming the budget on September 16, no one spoke. Council began budget discussions in March. Over the past seven months, council has debated various parts of the budget in public meetings. Just because we come to a consensus on a budget doesnt mean we agreed on everything, Mayor Sam Henderson said. Junk in the Trunk Gulfport residents, are you looking to swap, trash or give away your old stuff and dont know where to start? Join the Gulfport Neighbors and the city of Gulfport at the community Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck (JITT) event to be held Saturday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S., Gulfport Junk in the Trunk is back and offering even more ways for Gulfport residents to recycle and green Gulfport! Swap, trash or give away your old furniture, appliances, tires, and other bulk items for free. Please chemicals or batteries The Gulfport Neighbors will be hosting a plant exchange for the community next door at the Back Door Theater. Bring a plant and exchange at the plant exchange for free. Gulfports gardeners will have some great offerings to share. Also meet writer, JuJu Stevens, of the Gabbers My Grandmas Garden column. The plant exchange is a great way to spruce up your garden for free with different species. are so kind to donate a full bag of nonperishable food items or toiletries to the city of Gulfport Senior Center Pantry will receive a ready-to-plant, by the city of Gulfport. The Gulfport Police Department will again be at the event. Stop by for a cup of coffee and meet Lt. Josh Stone and Community Resource available to hear your concerns and also offer safety tips for your home. Register your or your childs bike at no charge. Junk in the Trunk is for Gulfport residents only. Proof of residency (drivers license or utility bill) is Join the Gulfport Neighbors motivating and uniting neighbors to For more information, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ gulfportneighbors or call 727-8931118. 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
4 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Tangerine Blues Fest 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 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 727-327-3509 for more information.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 5 Crime Watch Meeting A city-wide crime watch meeting will be held October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. All Gulfport residents are welcome bring a friend or a neighbor! Some schedule changes may affect the November meeting. Look here for updates. 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 Gulfport Birthday Bash All hail the Mullet King! Please join the Gulfport Historical Society on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. as they celebrate the 104th anniversary of Gulfports incorporation and crown the 2014 Mullet King. prominently in Gulfports heritage. all centers on recreation, but in the past, many Gulfportians earned their living from the surrounding waters. The Gulfport Historical Society honors these families and pays by crowning a mullet king. The was crowned in 2013, and on October 10 he will bestow his crown on a new mullet king. This party is part of the monthlong celebration, Gulfport History Month. It starts at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies and ends at 2 p.m., shortly after the Gulfport Historical Society cuts and serves the traditional birthday cake. This year the opening ceremonies will include vocalist Laura Henderson singing a recently-rediscovered song written about Gulfport. Her husband, Mayor Sam Henderson, will be on hand to congratulate the new king and throw a ceremonial mullet. Other activities taking place on the grounds of the Gulfport History Museum, located at 5301 28th Ave. S., include Mullet Toss with prizes for the winner, trolley tours through Gulfport, cake, crowning of the Mullet King, kids relays, adult the Gulfport Historical Society Please join the Gulfport Historical Society in celebrating Gulfports information, call Miki Vaughan at me.com. St. Pete Beach Crawl Saturday, October 18 the annual Beach Crawl will start at the Undertow beach bar on St. Pete Beach at 5 p.m. This is a fundraising event for the 200 people to donate will receive a Beach Crawl can koozie. Checks should be made out to Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. This is a 21-and-older event. The group will leave the Undertow beach bar at approximatly 6 p.m. and visit nine more beach bars as they walk north on St. Pete Beach. No free food or drinks or discounts will be offered. crawlers. Visit facebook.com/beach. or call Brad Reuscher at 813-760-5824 for more information.
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Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 7 Legion Post 125 Bowling Tournament On Saturday, October 11, American Legion Post 125 is hosting a charity bowling tournament at Ten Pin Lanes, 1453 Pasadena Ave. S. (727-381-1010) tournament, price $25 per bowler (includes bowling shoes and dinner at the Legion after tournament). The charity is 3 Angels with 6 Blessings. In case you are not aware, this is for the three ladies that perished in a hit and run accident on June 26, leaving six children, ages 1 through 6. Certainly money is needed to carry on the lives of these children. If you wish to contribute and for some reason cant attend, you can send a check or money order to American Legion Post 125, 6440 5th Ave. S. Gulfport, FL 33707. Make your contribution payable to American Legion Post 125 and note the charity (3 Angels with 6 Blessings) in the lower left hand corner of the check. Any amount you can afford is have can be directed to Bill JonasChairman at 727-384-6293. Stetson Hosts Marijuana Debate Amendment 2 is the topic of debate between former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and attorney John Morgan at a free, noontime event October 23 on the Gulfport campus of Stetson University College of Law. Justice Bell and Morgan will debate the detriments and merits of legalizing medical marijuana during a public lunchtime event. Seating is limited. The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, or Amendment 2, is on the November 4 ballot in the state of Florida. If voters approve, the amendment will legalize medical marijuana. amendment might result in putting marijuana in the hands of children. Morgan is a proponent of the medical professor Mark Bauer will moderate the debate, sponsored by Stetsons student chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Stetson Republicans. With two outstanding and knowledgeable speakers, Stetsons debate on the proposed Amendment 2 will be lively and informative, highlighting an important ballot issue for Florida voters and helping educate the Stetson community, said Professor Bauer. The debate will take place Thursday, October 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Great Hall, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport. stetson.edu. For more information, call 727-562-7381. Donate to the Senior Center Pantry The Gulfport Multipurpose Center Pantry needs peanut butter, tuna, dry cereal, pasta sauce, soups and canned meats. The pantry is open 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. every Tuesday residents 50 and older. Applicants should bring a photo ID, a utility bill or bank statement and proof of income (SSI). For more information please call 727-893-1231.
8 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 The Black Honkeys Concert Come out Friday, October 3 for The Black Honkeys concert at St. Pete Beachs Horan Park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax outdoors under the stars in the beautiful waterfront park, located at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. Activities start at 6 p.m. and the band will take the stage at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary valet parking is available. Food, beer, and wine available for purchase. For more information call 727-363-9245 or visit spbrec.com. 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 built by to run through vintage Florida neighborhoods. The Flying Mullet 5K will wind through downtowns Historic Waterfront District, running past the reigning Mullet Kings home. once earned their living netting 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 charm of the town that time forgot! Event details and schedule. Gulfport has ample free street parking; please take notice of any signs. You may also park at the adjacent dog park, the Gulfport Public Library, The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center, or at the Catherine Hickman Theatre. The Flying Mullet 5K will start at 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 Before and After School Camp Could your child use some before and after school activities? Register now for city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreations Before and After School Camp for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Camp dates are now through Tuesday June 2, 2015, Monday through Friday at 11 locations. Participants are supervised by well-trained on-site staff and coaches in a licensed school age environment. Youth enjoy a choice of creative planned activities and special events with indoor and outdoor rotations. Sign in and sign out procedures are in effect. Full day activities provided during days and weeks when Pinellas County schools are not in session. These breaks include spring, winter and fall. Bus transportation varies depending on school and availability. More information about camp pricing, scholarships, location, application 727-893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec. org.
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10 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Skyway Marina Districts Car Show The Skyway Marina monthly Cruise-in and Car Show will take place on September 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is held the last Saturday of every month. The event will take place at the Flamingo Resort, 4601 34th St. S. and will custom and exotic cars, vintage and custom motorcycles and trucks from yesteryear to today. The event will also be serving up some of the areas best food trucks, and trophies for the cars. The Cruise-in & Car Show is free to all. For more information, call Christopher Breton at 727-490-2000 ext. 7026. The Skyway Marina District is a improving an area of St. Petersburg encompassing the 34th Street corridor from 30th Avenue South to 54th Avenue South. Created in early 2014, the Skyway Marina District works with the local community to visual identity and sense of place while providing a nexus for the local environment. The Skyway Marina District also works with local business and community leaders to create new retail, commercial and residential development opportunities to attract new residents and businesses to the area. If you would like to be a part of building the Skyway Marina community, ask about the many opportunities to make a difference. For more information about the Skyway Marina District, please contact Linda Bowler, SMD Manager, at 727-866-2696 or via email at Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events Monday, October 6 is Mug Mania. Paint a mug for yourself or as a gift. This Creative Crafts program starts at 10 a.m; the cost of materials is $4.50. 727-381-8920 Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11 is the Annual Fall Plant and Garden Sale. October 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features tool sharpening by Affordable Mowers, hot dogs and cold drinks for sale. Proceeds support Garden Club of St. Petersburgs Community Projects. Tuesday, October 14 is Orchids 101 with speaker Michael Pollen of Art Stone Orchids, presented by the Night Bloomers Circle of the Garden Wednesday, October 15 is Design, a program presented by the Flower Arranging Circle at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 16 is African Violets, a hands-on workshop with speaker JoAnn Henderson of the Daylily Circle of the Garden Club. 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 21 is Gulf Restoration with speaker Cathy Harrelson of Gulf Restoration Network presented by Dracaena Tuesday, October 28 is Garnishes from Veggies with speaker Rosalie DiMento of the Garden Club. Bring a small paring knife and cutting board. Program presented by Jungle Circle of the Garden Club. 1 p.m. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is located at 500 Sunset Drive S. For more information, call 727-381-8920.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 11 A group of Gulfport kids took a break from the Florida heat this summer and headed to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, with their Gabber.Mission: Teen Council Gulfport Teen Council has a new mission statement, one that President Elizabeth BrownWorthington came to after considering mission statements from other teen councils. We, the Teen Council for the City of Gulfport, Florida, promise to work to better our community by volunteering our time and talent. We will dedicate ourselves to being the voice of young people in Gulfport. We will show respect and kindness to all and work to be role models in our schools and community, the new statement reads. I think you did an excellent job. You got your point across, Mayor Sam Henderson told BrownWorthington and Vice President Teryn Spence at the September 16 city council meeting. Henderson also commended them on using other teen council statements as a point of reference.American Legion Auxiliary 125 News Thanks to volunteers who donated items for the Homeless Emergency Project, distribution can be made to 55 homeless veterans. Another shipment of packages has been sent to troops overseas. A Blood Drive is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, 1 to 3 p.m. All donors receive free t-shirt, a coupon for a free haircut courtesy of Sports Clips and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Help by making an online appointment at oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #621. Over 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. during chemotherapy treatment. donate blood. Thanks to the Legion Riders and Legion Family who took part in September 20 Poker Run. Proceeds went to Cancer Awareness and COTA. Legion Post 125 is located at 6440 5th Ave. S. Call 727-347-6085 for information.
12 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Gulfport Toastmasters Receive Highest HonorPhoto courtesy of Tropical Focus Photography Gulfport Toastmasters Club is pleased to announce that it was named a Presidents Distinguished Club for the 2013-2014 membership year. This is the highest level of recognition that a club can receive from Toastmasters International. Clubs are reviewed for the designation based on education, membership growth, club leadership, and club communication. Gulfport Toastmasters was just awarded with a ribbon to commemorate the special designation, and the ribbon is now proudly displayed on the clubs banner. Club members are pictured with the new Presidents Distinguished Club ribbon below. are always welcome. Meeting information is available at gulfporttoastmasters. com or by telephone at 727-537-9098. TE TREA SBRING THIS AD IN AND SA VE $ 100 ON PURCHASES OF $1,500* BRING THIS AD IN ANDSA VE $100ON PURCHASES OF $1,500* Find The Music in You Donna Dobbs, experienced music educator, composer and musician, has music within you, get it out and play with it. Play along with popular tunes, aided by musicians and a facilitator. Thursday of every month. Find the Music in You provides a way to discover a part of yourself that may have been hidden for a lifetime, have fun, learn more about your own special abilities and create something that will give you lasting pleasure. The next workshop will be held on Thursday October 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 4 to 6p.m. The price is $10 plus tax. Please call 727-480-0865 for more information or register online atFindTheMusicInYou.com. City of Imagination is located 2726 54th St. S., in Gulfport.Register for Child Care Program Ongoing registrations for the 20142015 School Year Child Care Program continue for Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear Creek, Gulfport Montessori and Douglas Jamerson Elementarys. 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. The Recreation Center announces the sponsorship of the Afterschool Nutrition Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. The program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks to children in after school programs. Snacks are available at no separate charge to the children. In accordance with the Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Register Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Packets are available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. and on-line. Please call 727-8931068 for more information.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 13 A Party Nearly 235 Years in the Making Mark your social calendar for Tuesday, October 7. On that evening, a fantastic dinner and party will take place at the restaurant and night club St. Petersburg Nights, located at 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. This occasion is a celebration of the completion of the tall ship The Hermione, a full-sized replica of the original ship used by the American Colonies in 1780 to assist Washington during the American Revolution. Had it not been for Lafayettes blockade of Yorktown, the outcome of the war may have been very different. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America. The chair of the planning committee for this event is Steve Dante, a member of the French language club Cercle Francais and past president of the ItalianAmerican Society of St. Petersburg. com for more information or visit hermione2015.com.First Friday Flea Market Come visit the Gulfport Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to will have jewelry, art, household items, small furniture, knick knacks and more all at bargain prices. You never know what treasure you might For more information or to learn how you can donate call the Event Line at 727-893-5657.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 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.
14 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Walking on Hot Coals at the Senior Center By Anna Vodopyanova Improv and Storytelling is really all about collaboration and working as a team and being fearless, instructor Tiffany Ford. Ford, an Education and Outreach Specialist at Asolo Repertory Theater, uses improv as a learning skill for her theater students. Recently, she brought that skill to the Gulfport Senior Center. The Improv & Storytelling class consists of multiple exercises including expressing bursts of emotion, playful interaction between personalities, and reacting to imaginary surroundings. Walking on hot coals, among clouds, or being spiky are ordinary endeavors for improv students, Ford explains. Sounds like a child tantrum in the old days, said improv student Marion. We could never get away with those, and now we can. The exercises, Ford notes, connect body and imagination in a theatrical approach and teach with The most powerful thing about theater are these tools of improvisation, because no matter what youre doing in life or in your day, those can impact your life and make you get along with people better, Ford said. Its good for everybody. the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Students (from left) Debbie, Sue, Marion, Margie and instructor Tiffany Ford (front), walk on hot coals and surround themselves in the clouds as part of Improv & Storytelling at the Gulfport Senior Center.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 15 Haunted Hike Through Historic Neighborhood Euclid/St. Pauls, St. Petersburgs most paranormal neighborhood, invites the public to a family-friendly Haunted Hike Saturday, October 18. Tours will leave the intersection of 13th Ave. and 13th St. North in St. Petersburg every 15 minutes is a one-mile walking tour and takes approximately one hour to complete. Costumes are encouraged and wellbehaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Guides will lead visitors down ESPs creepy alleys and brick-paved streets to old homes and landmarks where costumed characters will tell spooky stories about the homes in the neighborhood and the people who used to inhabit them.St. Petersburg Opera Gallery Reception Just in time for the October ArtWalk tour, St. Petersburg Opera Company is hosting the opening of an exhibit of the art of local artist Mirella Cimato, Saturday, October 11, from 5 p.m. to 9p.m.. An ArtWalk trolley stops at the corner of First Ave. S. and 22nd St., one building away from St. Petersburg Operas home, Opera Central, located at 2145 1st Ave. S. The opening will feature refreshments and a brief performance by St. Petersburg Opera singers at Mirella Cimato was born, raised and educated in Rome, Italy, which arts in Rome from grade school as part of her classical studies curriculum. She has traveled extensively and lived in various countries. She began to paint in the US, where she now resides, inspired by events in the world and the colors of nature. Her multifaceted experiences are her paintings in pastel, oil, acrylic and water color. Her works have won many awards. They are collected internationally, in corporate collections and exhibited in various galleries and artistic venues. Mirella has been a member of the Morean Art Center, the Pinellas Park Art Society, the Suntan Art Center, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, The Florida Water Color Society and various other artistic organizations in the USA. My paintings express my emotions from happenings in the world, my life and from people I meet, says Cimato. Also, an image from nature may attract my attention. Then I take the brush and let it do the work. The exhibit will hang through December. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment. Vendors Wanted for Craft Fair Vendors are needed for the Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. Please call Carolyn DeFreitas for information at gmail.com. The St. Petersburg Womans Club is of Womans Clubs the largest and oldest non-denominational, non-partisan volunteer service organization of women in the world. For further information on their new, three-tier membership menu for all ages, club activities or booking information on their historic clubhouse, please call 727-822-4982 or visit StPetersburgWomansClub. org. Autumn Farmers Market and Festival Step back in time at the old fashioned festival and farmers market on October 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S., gate #2. Admission is free, though a $5 activity hayrides, games, candle making, butter making and crafts. Pumpkins for sale, craft show, farmers market and more. Visit the historic living museum, Brantley Building 1888, Endicott House 1898, blacksmith shop, saw mill, sugar cane shed, print shop, pole barn, old gas station and Pioneer Settlement. Donations accepted. For more information on Boyd Hill Nature Preserve programs, services and programs see our website stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill-pioneersettlement or call 727-893-7326.
16 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Somethin' on My Mind is an opinion column written by Bill Northrop. opinions of Gabber publishers, staff or advertisers. Contact Bill at B_Northrop@theGabber.com. Dealing With Domestic AbuseIt's amazing. Almost every other profession and occupation has to be embarrassed by what the NFL is doing and they aren't doing about the issue of domestic abuse. What other business group is having this discussion? While the rest of the nation is tsk tsking about whether the NFL (National Football League) is acting forcefully enough disciplining its athletes, there's precious little attention paid to domestic abuse anywhere else. The episodes of domestic violence in the NFL, if fully substantiated as they appear to be, are terrible and deserve to be addressed whether or is, where has everybody else been? Domestic violence exists throughout society. Just read the newspapers. Or, more than likely, you know somebody who has been abused or have witnessed or been abused. I knew a district attorney who allegedly abused his wife, but police covered it up and, more importantly, regardless of injuries she suffered. I knew a business man whose wife physically abused him regularly. I he had to man-handle a man who was abusing his wife, got attacked by the wife. Nearly every community has a shelter for battered wives. But, I don't recall any profession publicly discussing a campaign against domestic abuse nor publicly disciplining its members. Certainly Hollywood is a refuge for spouse beaters. They punch up the women, everyone talks about it, but the careers go on as if nothing happened. The public remains in awe of their entertainment talents. There was an interesting piece over a year ago by Aly Neel writing for the Washington Post. She brings up the cases of Chris Brown and Rihanna, Charley Sheen and multiple wives and girl friends, Sean Penn and Madonna, Sean Connery, and Eminem. And, you can look up the times Kim Kardashian has been slapped around without anything happening to the beaters. Is anyone suggesting that their livelihood be taken away? However, it's not just in the reported in the military, the medical and legal professions, and law enforcement, and the media to mention just a few. There are statistics about abuse, but the reality is that there isn't a central database on abuse. An estimate is that 25 percent of women have been abused. How accurate that is I don't know. All I know is that it is widespread and for the public to act as if the only place it occurs is in the NFL is hypocritical. There are all sorts of excuses/ reasons for beating a spouse, or any other person for that matter. Few of them good. What we do know is that it is a very complex situation answers. Ask people who intercede to stop it. Some situations may be about a single incident, others about repeated incidents. Legal action, which is usually appropriate, provides protection and punishment but may not curtail the violence in the long run. It may center around about power and control. And, it may not always be physical. Whichever, Similarly, child abuse has many faces. It runs from gross torture of children or abject neglect to excessive and brutal discipline. In some cases, as in the Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson's case, it may be considered a cultural or family practice. Some consider any spanking at all child abuse arguing with some solid evidence that any show of adult violence against children promotes violence as a solution. These are tough and complex matters to deal with. which is extremely sensitive to the public and advertiser/sponsors from whom it gets its revenues, is tackling these issues. So is the union representing the players. It is easy to forget that all parties involved have legal rights, but they do. These are good public discussions to have. They may be helpful, but if other occupations are dealing with it, I haven't seen it.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 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 6:30-9:30pm All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm 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 Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month Legionnaires meet 3rd Monday each month 7 pm S.A.L. meets last Monday each month 7 pm Blood Drive Sept 28 1-3pm more info in this issue Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:-30-6:30pm
18 Gabber September 25 October 1, 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. Growing, from front pagethe layout as well as the gardens needs. done, co-organizer Camille Dianco said. Volunteer Jackie Wildey lives in north St. Petersburg but traveled south to Gulfport for the work day because this is where the community garden is, she said. Wildey called gardening therapeutic and explained she was completely into community gardening and sustainability. The Gulfport Community Garden seeks a pre-built shed roughly eight feet by ten feet. Volunteer Mike Hanson says if someone donates a wood shed, it will make it easier for him to modify. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
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20 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Debate, from front page24-mile light rail with 16 stations. His reasons to vote Yes on the November ballot include decreased congestion on the roads, connecting workers with employment and students with schools by attracting business and tourism. When you increase service, ridership increases. When its convenient, you use it, Danner said, arguing the plan will help eliminate automobile costs. Danner said PSTA feels that onepercent sales tax increase is a fair way to pay for transit and a way to spread the costs fairly on all. If the referendum fails, he said, the PSTA will cut services by 30 percent to operations. You do get to vote, Danner said, which is a good thing. Liedtke, arguing against Greenlight Pinellas, said that congestion relief is no guarantee, with 41 railroad He stated that the turning center lanes will be eliminated and the parking areas will decrease, aspects Danner failed to mention. Additionally, the one-percent sales tax increase will not fund the light rail connection to Tampa, a crucial aspect on which many voters are misguided. Liedtke said the light rail does not result in increased use of public transit, as demonstrated by other nationwide examples, hence does not affect automobile usage. A survey of Gulfport residents conducted in the summer showed no need for more public transit, Liedtke said. I completely disagree, said Liedtke, to the supposition that proposed transit is fairly funded. He argued the plan badly impacts the countys poorest residents and disabled veterans. Within the last 10 years, the dense Pinellas County has seen more senior population growth, while the age group that needs public transit is smallest, he said. He also mentioned the upcoming costs of the redevelopment of the Tampa. PSTAs incompetence, Liedtke said regarding transport maintenance, neglect of existing infrastructure, poor management and lack of right leadership. He argued the light rail is a regression, not a progressive step into the future where smartphoneoperated cruise-control cars are anticipated. In his summary, Danner said the Greenlight Pinellas is a great opportunity and a crossroads where the community works together to reinvent the entire transit system. Liedtke rebutted by sharing his own plan, calling for a new CEO for PSTA, improvements to the bus system, new technology and the possibility of building a new port. Edible Landscape Design Come explore Edible Landscape Design with Master Gardener Crea, the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Crea will cover basic landscape design principles for growing a edible, ornamental landscape. Call 727-560-0608 for more information.
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22 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 American Legion Post 125 Honored awarded to Post #125 Commander John Sloat from the 719th Military Intelligence Battalion as a symbol of appreciation for the outstanding support and dedication to those serving overseas in the Republic of Korea. Commander also thanked the Auxiliary for all the packages that were sent overseas. Another shipment has just been mailed. 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 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. 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 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. Players Tickets Now Online Enjoying the areas best community theater has just gotten a whole lot easier. Tickets for the Gulfport Community Players next hugely entertaining mystery The Cat and The Canary can be purchased on their website starting October 1. All major credit cards are accepted for buying tickets online at GulfportCommunityPlayers.org up to two hours before show time. Theatergoers will print their own the night of the performance. Patrons can also purchase tickets at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3121 Beach Boulevard, and one hour before curtain time at the Catherine Hickman Theater lobby. Telephone sales are no longer accepted. Players tickets are still the best deal in town $15, with a $1 service fee for online tickets. Visit GulfportCommunityPlayers. org for more information.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 23 Meet the Artist: Vicki MayerGlass artist Vicki Mayer used to have a booth at Gulfports Tuesday market. Currently she sells her art at Project Free Gallery & Studios in Gulfport. Gulfports Project Free hosted a Meet the Artist reception for glass artist Vicki Mayer at the September 20 Third Saturday ArtWalk. Mayer represents one of almost 50 artists who sell their work at Project Free. She gives part of the developmentally disabled. Project Frees main focus is classes for developmentally disabled but offers classes for the community as well. Creative Clay Hosts 8th Annual Folkfest Creative Clay, Inc., will host Folkfest St. Pete, a free folk art, music and craft beer festival, in the heart of the Edge District in front of of Central Avenue on October 25 and 26. Creative Clay receives all proceeds from the festival to assist the organization in serving hundreds of community members with a variety of obstacles to accessing the arts. Folkfest St. Pete attracts professional folk artists from all over the Southeastern United States, including returning artists Missionary Mary Proctor, Katherine Michael, Jellykoe, Mr. B and Mojo Morris. More than 50 artists will exhibit this year, offering art, home dcor items, garden accessories and jewelry. Folkfest St. Pete musical guests have included an array of Tampa Bays local legends as well as nationally known performers. Folkfest St. Pete presents music of many genres including Americana, singer/songwriter, jazz and rock. Great Explorations HoughtonWagman Childrens Museum will host a family area that includes hands-on childrens activities. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will exhibit birds of prey and Creative Clay artists will draw free portraits. A variety of food from local vendors will be available for purchase. Folkfest St. Pete sponsors Bodega Latin Market and Ricky Ps New Orleans Bistro will be open for business. Craft beer will also be available for purchase. Weekend VIP passes for $50 each are available via creativeclay. org/shop/vip-good-folk-package/. at the gate for Creative Clays largest annual fundraiser. Free parking at Tropicana Field, lot 6. Check out folkfeststpete.org. for more information. Event sponsorships are still available. Contact Kim directed to Folkfest St. Pete Director creativeclay.org.
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28 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Know someone who deserves the Spotlight?Send us a photo and a brief explanation of why that person is special. News@theGabber.comCongratulations Mallory! A 2012 graduate of Boca Ciega High School, Mallory has received her Associates degree from Indian State College. Throughout her schooling Mallorys passion has been softball. She has excelled throughout her short career. Last season she ended with a .378 BA, 45 hits, 22 RBIs, 23 runs, .889 OPS, and only 3 KOs, She has just received a softball scholarship from Flagler College where she will continue her softball career and complete her Bachelors Degree in Costal Environmental Science.Treasures From the Attic Sale Suntan Art Center plans its annual Treasures from the Attic $ale Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Don Vista Building, 3300 Gulf Blvd, Pass-aGrille, next to the Don CeSar Hotel. The Center is doing its annual house cleaning and selling donated art materials and supplies at bargain prices. Approximately 30 artists are following suit. The Don Vista will be surrounded by talented artists selling work at highly discounted prices to make room for new art. This second annual event features art, most items priced under $100, along with pictures frames and other gently used art and craft stuff. The festivities will also include tasty food and enjoyable music. This is a great opportunity to clean out the deadwood and make a little cash to fund your next creative pursuit or just to snag a bargain. There are still a few spaces left. The spaces are $25 for your own 10 x 10 tent or a space with a table provided. This event supports the continuing programs at Suntan Art Center, a more information or to reserve a space, call 727-367-3818 or email Celebrating Gulfport History at the Hickman Take a look back at Gulfports prominent places and buildings at the Gulfport: Then and Now photo show in the Catherine Hickman Theatre lobby. Recently, the Gulfport Historical Society unearthed a set of then and now photos; theyve updated the now photos and restored will unveil the new exhibit at the reception, catered by Pias Trattoria, at 6 p.m. on October 3. This exhibit kicks off Gulfport History Month, a month-long celebration of the things that make Gulfport, Gulfport. Members of the Gulfport Historical Society will be available during the reception to meet, greet and discuss. For more information, contact 727893-1118.
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30 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 you carefully state your perception argumentatively), you will cause a change for the better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll go about your activities with a light heart. Someone new will awaken the love that was already inside you. You might be tempted to give this person more credit than is due. Give yourself credit, too. That love was always there in you, and it will always be there. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This week there are no problems to be solved; rather, there are experiences to be savored. Balance the sweetness of fun with the saltiness of hard work. Instead of striving for improvement, strive for acceptance. See whether you can love things as they are. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Remember when you used to sit around and wonder what your life would be like? Well, this is it. It's time to rate this most recent experience and decide what's next. Thursday, it's time to stop and do a tune-up, which is better achieved when everything is in working order. Better to maintain now than repair later. 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 MathisThis week, Mercury slips into Scorpio, where he's intense and tuned in to the subtle dynamics of human interaction. Venus will do a sign change as well, slipping into Libra, where she is at her diplomatic enhance communication for a time, encouraging us to rely on our senses to a greater degree and even our extrasensory abilities. ARIES (March 21-April 19). The stupidest argument to have with another person is about what to like. People can't help what they like. It's just how they are. Likes may change and evolve with experience, or they may not. Regardless, the thing to do or with a high level of tolerance for differences. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Maybe you would rather be praised for a different reason than the one that gets attention, but don't take your talents for granted in this way. Not everyone can do what you do. Hopefully, the compliments you get will satisfy your need for acknowledgement -something you have in common with every human. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Strike the words "hope" and "should" from your vocabulary. Today you're either doing it or not doing it. Either way, you can feel fantastic about your choice. Once you have a few strong decisions under your belt, your attitude gets lighter and your thinking gets brighter. CANCER (June 22-July 22). If love were money, you would be wealthy, indeed. As it is, being rich in love means you are rich in the way that really matters. Your heart is open, with you. Even people who are very different from you can relate to your journey. Those you hardly know will reveal secrets to you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Before the digital era, people made different kinds of mistakes -like taking pictures with a camera that does not mistakes are fun in their own way. Remember them. In the future, you will look back and see that what you are doing now is very much a sign of the times. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You currently expect something from someone that is unrealistic. Maybe an incorrect assumption was made at the start. The remedy is in reassessing the than you did before. Adjustments will be made to create a healthier and more suitable arrangement. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sometimes people don't see the opportunity right in front of them simply because they failed to plan for it. What if the exact thing you wanted was presented to you? Would you be in a position to take it and run? There are so many chances to take this week. Anticipate good luck, and prepare for it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What about your wish list? Make certain that it's thoroughly your own and that you are not simply agreeing to what other people want from you or letting society impose upon you the things you "should" want. If a wish goes ungranted for very long, maybe it wasn't really your wish from the start. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are diplomatic. You don't come on like gangbusters, and yet you still make sure people know where you stand. Your input will be the thing that changes the entire scene. Because
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Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 35 Teen Afternoons at the Library Hey Teens! Come hang out with Sherri and Cailey, Wednesday afternoons at the Gulfport Library, Play Xbox, watch movies, get help with homework, listen to music, and just hang out and have fun. For more info contact Cailey at 1074. Bayway Bridge Opening Bash The date has been set for the of the new Bayway Bridge. They are celebrating island style with the Bayway Bridge Bash on Friday, October 17. There will be a 5K sunset walk/run over the new bridge, a party boat, golf tournament, paddle St. Pete Beach. The day starts with a 9 hole Golf tournament at Isla del Sol and is followed by a packet pick up party that will include food, music and drinks. As the sun starts to set the bridge will be illuminated in all pink and we will congregate under the bridge on the west side to watch it happen. As the sun sets and the bridge lights up, a timed 5K race will start to the celebration destination. For more information, call 727744-9153 or go to visitpassagrille. com. Tampa Bay Senior Expo The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is returning to the Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg. This is a special event designed to help seniors make the most of their golden years. For one day only at the Coliseummeet local professionals who offer recreation and more. Theres so much to experience on Tuesday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tampa Bay Senior Expo is a free event. If you want to make your life the best it can be, this is a great way to get started. There will be health screenings and informative seminars, and plenty of opportunities for one on one interaction with local health professionals. Visit with residential communities and local hospitals so you can make educated decisions. Take charge of your golden years at the Tampa Bay Senior Expo. South Pasadena Band Returns The South Pasadena Community Band invites you to the opening concert of our season, Music in the Park, on Sunday, October 19 starting at 4 p.m. at Galatea Garden near the South Pasadena City Hall. Music will include selections from Carousel, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, show tunes and lively marches. The band is composed of approximately 40 excellent musicians who volunteer their time and talent to provide free concerts to the community. So, bring your chairs and blankets and join them for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment by this talented group. Some chairs will be provided.
36 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Library Receives Large LGBT Book Donation September 6, The Stonewall National Museum and Archives (SNMA) in Fort Lauderdale donated nearly 550 books to the developing LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gulfport Public Library. Daniel Hodge (left), accepted the donation for the LGBTQ Collection Committee from include the largest single circulating library of its kind in the nation, as well as a museum, gallery, archives, public events schedule and educational outreach which preserve and share the cultural contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. special collection of its kind in a Florida public library. Organizers are actively seeking donations of LGBTQ-related library materials as well as monetary gifts from all interested individuals and groups. The new Resource Center is expected to open by June 2015. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at Holy Name Oktoberfest Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church invites the community to its annual Oktoberfest, Thursday through Sunday, October 16 to 19. The 38th annual festival will be at the church, located at 5800 15th Ave. S. in Gulfport. This is the largest event of the year for the parish and promises family fun the entire weekend. There will be rides, midway games, opportunities to win gift local merchants, bingo, delicious food, cold beer, a 50/50 drawing and entertainment daily. Please mark your calendars for this years festival and plan to attend. For more information call the mostholyname.org. YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Did you know that reducing your body weight by just 7% and increasing your physical activity can greatly reduce your risk of developing a host of chronic diseases? The YMCA of Greater St Petersburg has joined forces with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Medicare to help seniors take control of their health. Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. will begin offering a new session of the YMCA classes to make it easier for local seniors to take advantage of this program. The next series of classes begin Monday, September 29 at noon. Participants work together to lose a modest amount of weight, increase their physical activity and create healthy habits that can reduce risks of Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, and Erectile Dysfunction. Classes meet for one hour a week for 16 weeks and are followed up by monthly maintenance meetings. All classes are led by a trained Lifestyle Coach. Participants are eligible for a complimentary membership to the YMCA throughout the program. information call Kiernan Gabel at stpeteymca.org.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 37 Childrens Gymnastics Sunshine Gymnastics at the Gulfport Recreation Center is on Skills introduced on balance beam, cartwheel mat, spring board, incline mat, and back handspring mats. Ages 5 to 12, $30 per month/$20 registration. For more information call Barbara at 727-804-9400.A Simple Theater A Simple Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 season of productions, which will be built exclusively around staged readings and collaborations with local community groups. The theater-in-residence at Eckerd College is calling the new season plays about the people we work and play with. Part of the mission of A Simple Theatre is to provide access to great plays to our entire community, says A Simple Theatre Board Chairwoman as storytellers and affordable ticket prices, we hope to engage and foster a whole new group of theatregoers in the greater St. Petersburg community. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for seniors and students. The new season includes two community collaborations, one each with the Dali Museum and the St. Petersburg Opera Company. about young Benjamin Braddocks disastrous affair with the sultry Mrs. Robinson. Adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson. Based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. Theater, Eckerd College. delightful absurdist comedy from the self-proclaimed wild and crazy guy Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. By Steve Martin. November 18, the Dali Museum. The event will coincide with the opening of the museums new Picasso exhibit. A Simple Theater is located at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S. For more information, call 727-864-7811, visit asimpletheatre.org
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42 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 By Anna Vodopyanova He is a software engineer, computer programmer and a tech guru; he is a guitarist and songwriter, and he is Peter Pan. You may have seen him at Gulfports festivals he attends annually with Tinker Bell. We all have favorite heroes and characters we like to associate with. Few of us dare to follow in their footsteps. However, if we really try and believe, every one of us can realize our dreams and desires, no pixie dust necessary. Most of the prisons that we deal with are self-created, says Peter Pan Randy Constan. At his home in North Tampa, Constan has a collection of handmade costumes, fairy props, guitars and three cats. His wife Dorothy has wings lots of them in different shapes and sizes. They also have a tree house where they gather friends and play music, light and playful like his character. Constan agreed to tell his story for the Gabber, and this is where it begins... Grow Up at the age of 4. Fascinated with the boy who found Neverland and turned into a fairy, Constan incorporated Peter Pan into himself. Everybody has a fantasy character that they think are cool, and most people grow out of them. I guess I didnt grow out of anything, he laughs. Constans father was a toy designer and an artist. He took Constan to his toy shop basement and taught him how to use saws and tools to create a perfect star. They mounted it on a stick and dipped it in glue and glitter to make a fairy wand. I had a progressive father, Constan remembers. A lot of children that may be on the wrong side of normal according to standards; theyre going to have a rough time, he says. Sadly, a lot of the bad can come from the parents. Society stigmatizes individuals whose self-expression is different than the norm, Constan says. Any cross-gender behavior, which, certainly, being a fairy religion. And if you go against religion, youre looked down upon. movement. We were coming out of the Vietnam War and there was this understanding of how stupid it Constan explains. It was a major peace movement among the young people. And even though it had not really crossed over to cross-gender, people were generally more accepting, more accepting than even now. Constan says he experienced a purpose. pride parade back then, in New York. All different kinds of on the side there were all these people carrying signs saying things like, Youre all going to hell, you miserable sinners. Just one after the other, and they were shouting, and there God say to me, Would somebody just tell them I love them? Its almost like God was crying. And I said, Well, I dont know how, but Ill try. In 2000, Constan created his website, peterpan.pixyland. org to share his vision. He encourages self-expression and website also became Constans platform to connect to job opportunities and share his music. As a good technician, Constan says he was fortunate to be respected throughout his career, although there were some mishaps along the way. Im only interested in companies that are interested in the allows personal freedom for self-expression, an objective similar circumstances. Peter Pan found his Tinker Bell in 2006. Four years later, they pinky-swore to love each other forever at the Bay Area Renaissance Fair, surrounded by fellow fairies and pixie dust. Randy and Dorothy Constan have participated in several shows and documentaries, including the Unexpected Love episode of the Secret Lives of Women. Constan says he enjoys traveling for the shows, dressing up and sharing his story. People go through their entire lives feeling that they thought that it was important to express a couple of things. Here is the guy, Constan says of his experience, who has the audacity to wear everything from ballet tutus, puts it all over the Internet, and hes a successful engineer. And hes happy. Constan hopes his story will inspire others to follow their true calling. If there are things inside you that make you different, why assume that you have to live in this prison? he says. Peter Pan can be reached at peterpan.pixyland.org or via his Facebook group facebook.com/groups/peterpansGroup. He invites everyone to join fairy land. Peter Pans Story: a True Fairy TaleRandy Peter Pan Constan, in his tree house at his home in Tampa.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 43 Halloween Decoration Contest Are you ready to get into the spooky spirit? If so, with Halloween just around the corner the city of Gulfport is looking for some scary decorated homes, haunted houses or businesses to enter into this years Halloween Decorations Contest. Stop by the Gulfport Recreation Center or City Hall to pick up an application to enter. No one knows what time the hearse will travel through the city of Gulfport, but to enter the contest is noon, Monday, October 20. general, haunted house and commercial. The general theme is for single homes only; the haunted house theme is for single haunted houses only; and the commercial theme is for single business or professional locations, including be awarded to one winner of each theme category and be presented at the Gulfports City Council meeting (televised) Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Its time to show off your scary creations! Call 727-893-1068 for further information. HCA Health Talks Many People fail to go to the Emergency Room when they feel chest pain in fear of being embarrassed if it ends up being nothing. Learn the signs and serious risks of ignoring chest pains with Nancy Arbasak, Director of PCU p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Presented by St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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 contact Rachel at 727-893-1231. 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 and 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 The St. Petersburg Womans organization committed to serving the community through hands-on projects and fundraising as well as leadership development. The Club with the General Federation of Womans Clubs, the largest and oldest non-denominational, non-partisan volunteer service organization of women in the world. For further information on a membership menu for all ages, club activities or booking information on our historic clubhouse, please call 727-8224982 or check out our website at StPetersburgWomansClub.org.
44 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 President is either delusional or ignorant. I'll ignore, for the moment, the issue of the obvious lack of respect Northrop's statement exhibits. The heck I will. It's pretty darn sad that even here in wonderful Gulfport, we can't expect our editorialists to grant our President the modicum of respect the President of the United States of America deserves. Is it possible, Mr. Northrop, that you just don't "get" what the President was saying when he said that ISIL was not Islamic? You yourself, later in your column, say that ISIL is "evil." So which is it, evil or a religion? Is it possible that President Obama was trying to minimize any possible legitimacy ISIL might claim under the cover of Islam while it continually violates Islam's basic tenets? No, you, in your anti-Obama fog, claim instead that the President was "defending Islam." Good grief, Bill. Why do you hesitate to come right out and say you think he's a Muslim. From Kenya. Trust me, Mr. Northrop, you couldn't lower your credibility much more by going there. Letters Letters to the EditorThe Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. Please keep letters as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be signed by the author thegabber.com, mailed or dropped at the Gabber posted to thegabber.com or on Gabber Facebook pages may also appear in the paper. All letters are subject to editing for length, clarity and content at the discretion of the editors. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. Somethin' Stupid On My MindDear Editor: Regarding Bill Northrop's column in this week's Gabber [Somethin' on My Mind, assertion that "ISIL is Islamic" is about as vapid and meaningless (and yes, "stupid") as if he were to say that "The KKK is Christian." In all due deference to Mr. Northrop, he makes numerous valid and relevant points in his article. If he hadn't undermined his credibility by insisting that "ISIL is Islamic," it might have even been a worthwhile read. Bob UsherReally Bill?Dear Editor: If it's not what Bill Northrop says, it's what he doesn't say. I'm sure I'm not the only one who week after week as he spouts his rightwing opinion, all the while saying his outlook, like his apparent news source of Fox Noise, is fair and balanced. This week [Somethin' on My Mind, September 18, 2014] he claims our On the other hand, in his column last week [Somethin' on My Mind, September 11, 2014] about why the use of HPV vaccinations is not more widespread, Mr. Northrop made nary even a mention of one possible reason for that limited usage. According to Mr. Northrop, the problem is simply and solely the lack of information about these vaccinations, the lack of education about them. Really? That's it? apparently, he has forgotten Michelle Bachmann's claim, repeated by the echo chamber and others of a certain laughed off the airwaves, that this vaccination causes retardation. Does it not seem possible that a certain segment of the population would believe blathering like that, at least enough to hesitate to subject one's child to the vaccination? (After all, this is one of our "leaders"; she wouldn't lie to us, would she, and the echo chamber must have some basis for repeating it over and over.) So yes, I believe we have to consider the impact those right-wing lies may well have had when we wonder why there isn't more widespread HPV vaccinating in this country. Mr. Northrop, however, was strangely silent about that throughout his entire column, never even acknowledging the possibility. So either way, Mr. Northrop, write it or don't write it. But please, stop claiming neutrality of outlook while you choose which words to say and which ones to ignore. Lee Nell Gulfport
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 45 From the Desk of Sheriff Bob GualtieriThis fall we will have an opportunity to vote on Amendment 2 a proposal allowing for the open sale and smoking of marijuana throughout Florida via physician recommendation. Many residents have asked my position on this issue and I would like to use this opportunity to share some of my concerns with the proposed Amendment. There are already some forms of marijuana, such as Marinol, approved by the FDA and prescribed for medicinal purposes available in pill and oil form. Moving forward, discover additional uses for the chemicals found in the marijuana plant and I anticipate we will see new drugs approved by the FDA and on the market in the future. With the knowledge that a pill containing the active ingredients in marijuana is already available to why a constitutional amendment to provide additional access is necessary. After researching the proposed amendment, federal drug regulations and analyzing similar legislation passed in neighboring states, it has become clear that Amendment 2 is not about providing access to terminally ill patients, but about providing additional access and legal immunity to a smoke-able form of marijuana to everyone in the state of Florida. I believe Amendment 2 is loosely written and has a high potential for abuse, particularly from recreational users, addicts and children if passed. As a parent, my primary concern is the ease of access Amendment 2 would allow for our kids. If Amendment 2 is passed, our children would not need the consent of a parent to get a physician recommendation for marijuana. As parents we pay attention to how much soda and candy our kids eat, we make decisions about immunizations they receive and when our children are ill we carefully follow our doctors recommendations when administering antibiotics. Why then would we want our junior high and teenage kids ingesting marijuana without our knowledge or consent in Unlike a traditional prescription, Amendment 2 would make marijuana available by a system more akin to an open-ended physician recommendation. Recommendations dosage, without any follow up appointments to evaluate success, and without any end date. In addition to the overall danger of unregulated dosage, there is no reason to believe that the growth and strains of will be safe or consistent. Parents to the ingredients in the Big Mac they buy at McDonald's than to the chemical makeup of the marijuana they would be purchasing. As this amendment has been widely touted as providing access to Medicinal Marijuana, I think it is important to consider what recommendation to use marijuana. As a casual reader many think of cancer patients, terminally ill patients or AIDS patients needing the active ingredients in marijuana to increase their appetite. Unfortunately, in addition to the debilitating diseases you may think of, Amendment 2 also allows for any, other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would outweigh the potential risks for a patient. In my experience combating pill mills and the abuse of prescription drugs here in Pinellas County, I to prescription pills. But we do not have to guess how our state may analyzing how other states in the US have abused this loose phrase. In the states where marijuana has been legalized for medicinal purposes, of those tracking the medical reason only 7% of patients listed terminal or life-threatening illnesses. The vast majority of reasons recorded a variety of pain related issues menstrual cramps, headaches, and minor arthritis. Earlier this year I supported legislation, which provided access to a in a safe topical oil form with low THC content for children who suffer from severe epileptic seizures. However, this fall I am opposing Amendment 2 because it is loosely written and has an extremely high chance for abuse.
46 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 By Cathy Salustri City of Gulfport be handled any different under the law? Paul RayA: there are no restrictions for video recording in places where an individual does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy, Gulfport Chief of Police Rob Vincent says. That said, please understand that the city of Gulfport has not implemented a public surveillance program. We have installed security and the public areas adjacent to them. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic On Saturday November 1, The Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 14178 will be hosting the 3rd the Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. The event will be at the prestigious Pasadena Yacht and Country Club located at 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd, Gulfport. The shot-gun start will be at 1 p.m. with sign-up at noon. Men and women sign up your teams online so you guarantee a spot. Individuals sign up also online and you will be paired the day of the event. This is your chance to golf on one of the premier courses in the area and support wounded heroes. The cost is $100 which includes golf, goody bag, photo, and gourmet food buffet. St. Pete, 33710. Please sign up on line at stjudekofc. org or call Tom Penman at 813-5238025 or Neal Fiske at 727-492-4255 for more information. The event is still seeking sponsors so please call or look online to help out this year. Pet Pal Pup Crawl Pet Pal Animal Shelter presents our friendly pup crawl will begin at World of Beer, downtown St. Petersburg, and continue to Cafe Del Mar, The Kitchen at Jannus, One Night Stand, and ending at The Ale and the Witch. Participants will receive a swag bag ticket per every stop, dog treats, a fun surprises. What about the dogs? Doggie Biscuit Bars will be provided at every stop to keep your best friends happy and nourished provided by One Lucky Dog, Woof Gang Bakery, StPetersbark, Pawsitively Posh Pooch, and Pet Food Warehouse. Dog water will be available at every for humans. The Pup Crawl will start at 5 p.m. with the last stop at 8 p.m. Pre-registration fee of $50 is or get more information by visiting petpalanimalshelter.com. or call 727328-7738.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 47 West Coast Orchid Society Show And Sale The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will present their annual Orchid Show and Sale featuring orchid Pirates on October 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m both days at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 501 Sunset Drive. Parking is free, but there is a $5 entry fee. Event features orchid re-potting booth, creative orchid displays, educational workshops, thousands of orchids for Bill Nunez at 813-918-4546 or Paula Polen at 727-345-6733.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.43rd Annual Circus McGurkis The St. Petersburg Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) announces the 43rd annual Circus McGurkis peace education celebration slated for Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Vista Park (1401 62nd Ave. S.) in St. Petersburg. Vending opportunities for this popular gathering are available. Forwho are selling items may register are participating in an educational only capacity, as well as any youth or youth-oriented organization or group, may register for free. The deadline for advance registration is October 15. You may register the day of the event, but fees are $10 higher. The newly revamped website allows you to register and pay right online at circusmcgukis.org. Circus McGurkis is a peoples fair focusing on peace education and service to the community with special focus on activities for children of all ages and families of all types. It features arts, crafts, music, games, and ideas that celebrate the creativity and activism that makes our community a more beautiful, loving, and just place to live. Circus over the years has become an annual homecoming of sorts for those interested in peaceful living and social justice. Circus McGurkis is an expression of the Quaker belief in the dignity and worth of each person and in the power of love and nonviolence to bring about change. For more information call 727-346-8598 or email Medicare Info at Main Branch Library to Medicare. Learn about Original Medicare, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D assistance programs. Tuesday, September 30 at 11 a.m. Medicare Advantage Plans 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. 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 counselor can help answer your with enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs, and can help you determine which Medical and/or Medicare needs. Call 727-893-7928 to register for an appointment.
48 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Looking for a new best friend? Why not give Buddy a try! Buddy is a handsome 2-year-old Brittany/Coonhound mix and he is looking for his forever home right now at SPCA Tampa Bay. This playful guy loves to jump and frolic. A home with plenty of outdoor space to explore and an active family would be perfect for Buddy. $75 adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and 30 days of pet insurance. Meet Buddy at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N., Largo. Preview pets online at SPCATampaBay.org. SPCA Pet of the WeekHoly Cat! This 3-month old kitten was rescued from a St. Petersburg church during a Sunday service thus his name. The adorable black fur ball sports white tufts in his ears and big gold eyes. His fur coat shows white look. Holy Cat (HC) jumps on his foster moms lap for attention; he is still a little shy around strangers. HC has been completely vetted and is microchipped. He might be the perfect kitten for you. Call 727-545-1116 to meet Holy Cat! Additional cats may be seen on SOS website saveourstraysinc.com. Save Our Strays Keep Gulfport Weird Mini-Triathlon Wipe those sleepy eyes and come cheer on your favorite colorful sports person or team at 7 a.m. at the Annual Keep Gulfport Weird Mini-Triathlon on Saturday, September 27. Participants are most ages and in teams, and this event is intended to be simply for fun as well as tie The Tangerine Greenway to The Art District. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. Many come in funky costumes or themed teams. For a map of where you can hang out along the route of the triathlon please visit mygulfport.us/keepgulfport-weird-triathlon or contact Gail at 727-893-1118. Art Classes The Art Guild is starting art classes Monday, October 6. Basic drawing weeks or $6 per class if paid weekly. They will be held at Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium located at 120 108th Ave. To sign up for classes and for supplies needed call Fred at 727360-8290.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 49 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 18 ObituariesCASTEEL, DR. KATHLEEN "KC," 61, of Madeira Beach, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014. KC was born on October 10, 1952 in Fukuoka, Japan to Cheiko and the late Buford Kenneth Casteel. KC earned her bachelors degree at Middle Tennessee State University, her masters at DePaul University and her doctorate at National Chiropractic College in Lombard, IL. She began her career as a medical technologist in Tennessee. Following this, she then went on to become Director of Strategy Development at Baxter Travenol in IL. KC, at this point, decided to change her healthcare path and pursue a doctorate of chiropractic, which truly was her passion. She graduated from National Chiropractic College in Lombard, IL, after which she opened a multi-doctor chiropractic clinic in Woodstock, IL, where she practiced for 20 years. She retired and moved to Florida, where she passionately pursued learning the game of tennis. She went from basic instruction to competing at a national level in mixed doubles. KC wanted to be remembered for her love of life. Never wanting the traditional funeral, last year she threw a Celebration of Life party for many of her friends. KC leaves behind her life partner of 24 years, Sally Marshall of Madeira Beach, and her two favorite pups, Ted and Alli. KCs Kamp for Kids, BB & T Bank, 360 Central Avenue, Suite Kitsana. otherwise would not be able to enjoy the great game of tennis! The funeral home handling the Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3180 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713, 727-323-5111.
50 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How Should My Business Be Set Up? Part I advising and counseling numerous clients concerning how to legally set up a new business venture. As types of business entities that may be utilized will be presented in this basic choices which an entrepreneur or new business owner may wish to A. Sole Proprietorship B. General Partnership C. Limited Partnership D. Corporation E. "S" Corporation In this article, we will examine a sole proprietorship and a general partnership. Sole Proprietorship 1. A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business owned by a single individual. A sole proprietorship is not a legal entity separate from its owner. 2. The owner of a sole proprietorship has unlimited liability for the debts and obligations of the business. The owner, therefore, must rely on personal assets or insurance for protection against creditors. 3. For income tax purposes, income and loss of the sole proprietorship passes directly to the sole proprietor and is reported on his individual income tax return. 4. No special organizational documents are necessary to begin business as a sole proprietorship. 5. The advantage of a sole proprietorship is that it is a simple means of beginning a business. 6. In Florida, an individual who engages in business has a sole name with the Florida Secretary Florida. General Partnership 1. A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more individuals, corporations, or other entities engaging in business 2. Like a sole proprietorship, a general partnership is not a separate legal entity. Each partner in a general partnership is personally liable for the partnership liabilities. separate income tax return for federal income tax purposes. However, this is merely an information return. Generally, all income passes to the general partners and is reported on their individual income tax returns. Losses are also passed through, subject to limitations, which will be made stricter if proposed changes in the tax laws are implemented. 4. Although no written documentation is necessary to form a general partnership, normally the rights and obligations of the various partners (including their shares of income, losses, and cash distributed a written partnership agreement. The partnership agreement may also specify the manner in which the business is to be operated, and may designate a managing general partner who serves the function of a the absence of contrary provisions in the partnership agreement, the business affairs of the partnership are governed by a majority vote of the partners. 5. Generally, the transfer of a than a transfer of corporate stock. Restrictions on the transferability of a partnership interest may agreement, and transfers normally partners. 6. In Florida, a general partnership registration. 7. Generally, the death, insanity, or withdrawal of a general partner from the partnership "dissolves" the partnership, although the remaining partners may elect to continue the partnership business in a new partnership. 8. Generally, each general partner is an agent of the partnership and has the power to bind the partnership.Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have please consult an attorney.
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 51 Oktoberfest Returns to Grand CentralBy Cathy Salustri After a years hiatus, the Grand Central District resumed its annual celebration of beer and October-related fun with a retooled Oktoberfest celebration. The celebration, held on September 20 at the intersection of 28th and Central Avenues, started at 1 p.m. and ran well into the evening with live music, authentic German food from the German-American Society, and, of course, beer. The Grand Central District Association chose not to have an Oktoberfest last year and this years celebration marked a change in the way the district celebrated Oktoberfest. Instead of closing the festivities to two vacant lots owned by Tunity Properties, who allowed the district to use their facilities and properties at no cost. Brian Gregory made balloons for kids at the Grand Central Districts Oktoberfest on Saturday. I get it all day long, Are you Al Pacino?, he joked with the people who paused from their revelry to watch him create balloon hats. Monica Kile gives her daughter a bottle, but Anna seemed more interested in the beer at the family-friendly Grand Central District Associations Oktoberfest this past Saturday. Also pictured, Jon Kile.
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Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 53 Lola Chardonnay 2012 This Sonoma Coast California chardonnay is produced by Palmetto Florida about 1200 cases produced. If you're planning a little party, I strongly suggest it with cheese, fruit and smoked mullet. This one is a home run! Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years. Celebrating a Place for Women Last year, a conversation between Karen Gates and Diana Robbins launched a new chapter for a group of women. It really began with a conversation between Karen Gates and I at the [Tuesday Morning] market, Gulfport Womens Centers immediate past president Diana Robbins said. She said she really wished something like this would happen and she volunteered her backyard. This refers to a place where women can gather and meet and nurture each other, Robbins said as a group of women prepared for a meeting in Scout Hall. In March 2013, a group of women began meeting to do just that. Its not going to be like a service organization; we dont want to duplicate services that are already out there, Secretary Linda Brassell said. We do referrals. Well do whatever we want to do. A core group of eight women welcomed 26 others to the September 21 meeting, where the group celebrated the Gulfport Womens Center designation as a 501c3 organization. The whole process for us took a year, Robbins said. Karen Gates serves as president and Cricket Hayman as vice president. However, the group needs a treasurer. To join, GulfportWomensCenter.com. On Sunday, September 21, the Gulfport Womens Center celebrated its ofcial designation as a 501c3 organization. Their next goal? A permanent home in a building of their own. Please Patronize Our Advertisers
54 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 Art Gallery Thrives on Second Anniversary By Cathy Salustri Marge Grudzinksi looks at the handmade jewelry inside Domain Gallery at the gallerys second anniversary. When Domains & Gallery opened in Gulfports historic waterfront district, no other galleries remained on Beach Boulevard. Curator Mike McCue, who previously owned Domain Home Accessories and owner Micahel Knettel At the September 20 third Saturday Art Walk, & Gallery celebrated its second anniversary. In that time, another gallery, Project Free, has opened its doors on Beach Boulevard. 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 visit Jewishheritage.net and ShalomAdventure.com.Upcoming College and Career Fairs High school students have great opportunities to learn about colleges and careers. Two major College and Career Fairs are scheduled over the The Pinellas County College Fair will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, at the University Student Center at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Parking is available in the USF St. Petersburg parking garage at 250 5th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. More than 80 university representatives will be on hand. For usf.edu or call 727-873-4754. The North Pinellas County College and Career Fair will be held from 6 Countryside High School, 3000 State Road 580 in Clearwater.Paddle For Paws on St. Pete Beach Bring your dog for a day at Hurley Park, 1501 Gulf Way in Pass-A-Grille. The event in the park on Saturday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include food, beer, music, face painting and a Pawcasso art area with tie dying and dog art. Stand Up Paddleboard instructors from Saltwater Kite and Paddle will be out giving you the opportunity to learn how to paddle for a cause. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. All leashed dogs must stay at Hurley Park. Pawtroductory paddle board lesson is only $10 and a 30-minute paddleboard session is $25. The event more information call 727-363-9245 or visit spbrec.com.
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Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 59 ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710. MERCEDES CONVERTIBLE-2001, CLK430. 55,000 Original Miles. Silver, Gray Leather. 4-Passenger. Excellent Condition. You Wont Regret Having Your Mechanic Look At It! 1 Year Warranty Conveys With Purchase. $13,500. Carol, 727-455-6553. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Cycles/Scooters 2007 YAMAHA VIRAGO250 cc, less than 5,000 miles. $2300. Negotiable. 727-6927062. Furniture/Appliances DOUBLE BED-W/Mattress, Boxsprings, & Frame. $125. Call 414-218-9277. DININGROOM TABLE-w/Six Chairs. Light Oak Wood. Two Attached Leaves. Pd. $1200. Sell for $600 o.b.o. Call 727-343-3514. RENOVATINGSofabed w/2 Matcthing Love Seats Set $100. Dining Table w/6 Chairs, Buffet all Wood White $175. White Stove/Range Flat top $175. All Beautiful Condition. 727393-9522. NEW KENMORE REFRIGERATOR-Black, 21.6 cu. ft. Ice Maker. $375 o.b.o. 727-3232475. REFRIGERATORTop Freezer, GE Prole, White, Runs Great. New Ice Maker. $200 OBO 727-360-7070 General FUNDRAISER FOR PET SCANNER!There is a fundraiser going on to provide a universal pet scanner to be used to identify lost & found pets in Gulfport. To donate for this worthy cause send cash, check or money order to Gloria L. Kane, 5147 15th Ave. S. Gulfport. (Gloria can be reached at 727-800-5113 if you have questions. Receipts will be provided. PayPal i.d. email@example.com OUTDOOR HOT TUB-5 x 7, Blue & Gray, $200 o.b.o. You Pick-Up. Call 727-420-0100. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. TWO CARD TABLES-Like New, Deluxe, w/8 Chairs, $100 o.b.o. Oval Shaped Dining Table w/4 Chairs. o.b.o. Metal Weights A-1Condition, 200 lbs. No Collars, Includes Barbell. $60. o.b.o. Call 727895-4167. FIBERGLASS BOAT FLOAT-For Jet Ski or Small Boat. With Spuds and Bottom Paint. 12 x 6.5 ft. 727-266-9677. 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 MALTESE PURE BREAD PUPS7 weeks. 1 female, 2 male. Vet Approved. Ready for a Good home! $600. 727-623-2978FUNDRAISER FOR PET SCANNER!There is a fundraiser going on to provide a universal pet scanner to be used to identify lost & found pets in Gulfport. To donate for this worthy cause send cash, check or money order to Gloria L. Kane, 5147 15th Ave. S. Gulfport. (Gloria can be reached at 727-800-5113 if you have questions. Receipts will be provided. PayPal i.d. firstname.lastname@example.org Wanted MANNEQUINS WANTED-Or any other Halloween Decoration or Items For Halloween Display, Any Condition. Call Steve at 727-6434990. Legal Notices NOTICE OF ACTION DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE In the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in and for Dearborn County, Indiana. Case No. 15C01-1404-DR-071. Teresa Somerlot Petitioner, and Michael Somerlot, Respondent, Notice of Action for Divorce. to: Teresa Somerlot, address, city, state, zip. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Coastal Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell this vehicle on October 7, 2014, 9:45A.M. at 2390 118th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Coastal Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 1999 Nissan Altima XE/GXE/SE/GLE VIN# 1N4DL01DXXC2166799 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Automotive Automotive Marine
60 Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 ESTATE SALECollectibles, Small Appliances, Kitchenware, Linens, Antique Glass. Size 8 P Clothes, Shoes, Much More! 5702 27th Ave. S. (Gulfport). Sat. & Sun. 7:30-2pm FURNITUREOfce supplies, Kitchen Items, Christmas Decor, Misc. 6657 11th Ave. North. Fri. & Sat. 8-2pm, Rain or Shine. GRANNYS ATTICRain Date Sale! Community Sale. Saturday September 27th. 8am2pm. 3130 31st St. S., Pinellas Pioneer Settlement. OBSESSIVE SHOPPER FALL-Cleanout Sale! Friday & Saturday 8am.-Noon. Household goods, Books, Ladies Clothing size 8-16, Small Furniture, Cruizin Cooler. Discontinued PartyLite Candle Holders. and More. 5225 15th Ave. S. Gulfport. MOVING SALEFurniture, Upright Piano, GSL-50 Scooter. Huffy Beach Cruiser Bicycle, Computer Equipment. Misc. Household! Saturday, 9am-? 2700 Mariam St. (Gulfport Marina District). Lost & Found FOUND BLACK CAT-With Purple Collar. Near Gulfport Marina. Call 727501-5886. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. 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. 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. W.K.I. 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. P.D.J. NICE 1/1 CONDO/APT N. Central St. Pete, Renovated, Big, Quiet, Safe, Walk-In Closet, C/H/A, Carport, No Pet, N/S, Background Check. Lease $590/Mo. 727-510-8784. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $120/wk. and up. Need PT Maintenance Person & Housekeeper. Possible Livein 727-289-3588. SEMINOLE CONDO-2BR/2BA Near St. Pete College & Post Ofce. 2nd oor, 1150 sqft. Washer/Dryer, Pool, Carport, $800/Mo. +Security. 727-647-1609. CLEAN 1BR EFFICIENCY APTwith Seperate Rooms, Porch, on Lake Maggorie, Good Neighborhood, All Utilities Included, $650/mo, No Dogs, 727-289-6335. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. 3BR/2 FULL BA HOMESec. 8. Fenced Yard, Tile Floors, C/H/A, Large Bedrooms, Near Shcools, $1000/mo. plus deposit. 727-4244428. Or 727-463-5759 TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. S. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Nice 1BR 2nd Floor Apartment, Waterview. Screened Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock, Quiet & Peaceful, 55+, No Dogs, References, $625, 727-3451520 Accommodations to Share FURNISHED ROOM -4BR/2BA Home. Wooded, quiet, buses, shops. $105-$115/wk. plus security. Call 727-743-7474. Real Estate Wanted GARAGE SPACE NEEDED!-To Store Classic Cars in Gulfport Area. Call Jack at 407-9489267. Yard/Garage Sale Real Estate for Rent Card of Thanks
Gabber September 25 October 1, 2014 61 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 3BR/2.5BA HOUSE-Masonry, Double car ga rage, corner lot, tile roof, Two walk-in closets, large backyard w/deck. $50,000. Call 2898729. 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. 2BR/2BA CONDO-Heated Pool, Recently Remodeled Kitchen & Bathrooms, MInutes to the Beaches. $59,900. Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21/JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES. 727-515-3462.
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