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No. 2381 October 9 October 15, 2014 Marking History Two new historic markers will soon grace Gulfport. Two years ago the Historic Preservation Committee a committee that, by law, exists to create criteria for and nominate properties for historic designation began to designate as historic. At Tuesday nights council meeting, the Community Development Department presented two such markers: one for Osgood Park by the Clam Bayou kayak launch and another that will get installed near Tomlinson Park to commemorate Rattlesnake Curve where the northbound trolley made a sharp right turn to the east. A Happy Tail Using a combination of Facebook, pet microchipping and the Gulfport community, a small lost dog found her way home again on October 2. Several local groups, along with the Gabber, posted a notice from HomeAgain, a pet microchip company, that Lily had gone missing. When Tony Fields, who works at the Gulfport Municipal Marina, noticed a dog around the marina, he was able to contain it. Kurt Zuelsdorf, who owns a marina-based kayak tour company, posted the photo on his Facebook page. Within minutes Facebook users had directed Zuelsdorf to the Gabbers post. Fields kept the Chinese Crested safe until her owner arrived to take her home. Within an hour Lily and her owner had been safely reunited. Zuelsdorf commented, [with] the procedures of printing and posting paper on telephone poles? Photo courtesy of Kayak Nature AdventuresLibrary Bid Awarded Later this year the Gulfport Public Library will two decades. Gulfport City Council has awarded the bid to manage the construction to Hennessy Construction. Hennessy faced three other bidders: Biltmore, Certus and LEMA. The renovation, funded in part with a $180,000 grant from the Pinellas County Library Cooperative, will make the library adaptable for years to come, according to Director or Library and Information Technology Director David Mather. an enhanced youth area and other changes to the inside of the library. Ward Friszolowski, the architect who designed and developed the current library Jolly and Associates, completed the redesign of the library for the upcoming See Library, page 43The city designed the new historic markers with a blue to match the street signs, called Gulfport Blue.


2 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 Special Performance of Mamma Mia organization that provides opportunities for young adults with diverse abilities, proudly presents The RisingSTARZ and their adaptation of the Musical Mamma Mia at the Catherine Hickman Theater at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. The shows are Friday through Sunday, October 17 through 19. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 19. Matinee at 2 p.m. The productions features 22 amazing actors with intellectual disabilities. Tickets are $15 at the door, or in advance at the Casino. Call 727-552-2222 or for advance sales, visit for more information. Stetson Hosts Congressman Jolly Stetson University College of Law will host a town hall on veterans health care issues with Congressman David Jolly on November 10. Members of the public are invited to attend the town hall program from 1to 2 p.m. at Stetsons Gulfport campus, located at 1401 61st St. S. Congressman Jolly, who represents Floridas 13th Congressional District, has spoken at college campuses across the state on issues impacting veterans. He is a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Stetson University College of Law launched a Veterans Law Institute in 2012 to increase legal services for eligible military members, veterans, and their immediate families who are eligible for free legal assistance and to help develop policy in the area of veterans law. For information, visit law/. RSVP to events@law.stetson. edu.Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions Club will hold winter season. Saturday, October 11, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join them for all-you-can-eat pancakes served with sausage, scrambled eggs and tea or coffee for a donation of only $5. These fundraising events allow the club to continue their support for various projects, many on the local level, such as eyeglass cases and little league. Some of the projects are farther reaching like Paws for Patriots which supplies guide dogs for blind veterans. The Lions Den is located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. The address is 4630 Tifton Drive S., right behind the Gulfport Marina. The Lions hope to see you there, and thank you for your support.The Great American Cleanup in Gulfport Are you, your family, group of friends or organization looking for a great event to volunteer while enjoying the great outdoors? The city of Gulfport will be hosting the annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at Clam Bayou Nature Park (49th St. S. to 29th Ave. S. east to Miriam St.) in Gulfport. It is only a few hours of a helping hand in your community towards keeping the waterways beautiful. You can support either by land or by water and launch your own kayaks or canoes into Clam Bayou. Please sign in at the volunteer tent the day of the event to get your supplies. The city of Gulfport staff will be on hand with supplies for all volunteers. For more information, call Gail at 727-893-1118.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 3 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 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 New Program to Aid Visually Impaired Pasadena Community Church has launched an initiative to aid blind and vision impaired residents in south Pinellas County. The group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S. in LEC Conf C. All area residents affected by blindness or vision impairment are welcome to attend. One of the greatest challenges facing the vision impaired is social isolation, explains Jack B. Olsen. The church is offering a solution to a major need. Olsen, a former Gulfport city councilman, has been legally blind since 2004 due to macular degeneration. He currently serves as a board member of Lighthouse of Pinellas in Largo which serves the blind and vision impaired. Olsen approached Pasadena Community Church with the idea of providing a place to meet in South Pinellas that would be more easily accessible to people in this area with vision problems. Barbara Posey, Director of Congregational Care at the church, has been working with Olsen for several weeks to develop the new service. We hope the group will provide emotional and informational support and allow the vision impaired to share their experiences with others facing the same problems, says Posey. For more information, call the 214.


4 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 Meet the Artist Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to highlight the work of Gulfport photographer and graphic artist Charles Marton during its next Meet the Artists event on Saturday, October 18, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South. Charles photographs of Gulfport scenes as featured in a series of greeting cards have been a popular addition to the assortment of cards carried at Domain. The artist will be on hand to discuss his work and answer questions. Live jazz music will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors doeuvres will be offered. Meet the Artists events at & Gallery occur during Gulfports popular Third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfports many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, 727-366-4086, email or visit


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 5 Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. Monster Mash Sock Hop The Gulfport Senior Center Foundation and Roger Bell, Association Manager of Town Shores, present the Monster Mash Sock Hop. This event will be held on October 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd S. There will be music, dancing and food available. There will be a costume contest and Tickets are $12 each or $20 per couple. Tickets are available at Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Town Shores Center. 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 Friends and Neighbors: A series of 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 Jacqueline MacNeil. With actors 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. Upcoming shows include: The Graduate: An innovative 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. October 14, 7:30 p.m. Bininger Theater, Eckerd College. Picasso at the Lapin Agile: A delightful absurdist comedy from the self-proclaimed wild and crazy between 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, email, or visit asimpletheatre.orgBCHS Benet for Breast Cancer The Boca Ciega High School is 20, at 6 p.m. in the main auditorium, 924 58th Street S. The concert will feature the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $7 at the door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All net proceeds to go toward the local breast cancer chapter.


6 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 General Election Qualifying Period The city of South Pasadena will hold a municipal election on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 for the election of two commissioners. Qualifying begins at noon on November 3 and ends at noon on November 17. Candidates shall have been a resident of the city for elector of the city. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, October 27 at 10 a.m. at City Hall for anyone interested in becoming a candidate for the March 10 election. If you need further information, please call the Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events 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 Club. 6:30 p.m. 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 Circle of the Garden Club. 12:30 p.m. 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.


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8 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 NE W MANA GEMENT ~ NE W MA CHINES ~ NE W AT TITUDE NE W MANA GEMENT NE W MA CHINES NE W AT TITUDE MANA GEMENT ~ NE W MA CHINES ~ NE W AT TITU E U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E I T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U 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 that lets you take in the quirky seaside 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 5:30 p.m. with the One Mile Doggie Dash starting shortly thereafter. Both races start at the Gulfport History Museum, located at 5301 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport. The course will travel mostly over paved roads. Packet pickup as well as the race start will be on the grounds of the museum. Adjacent to the museum dogs can go off-leash at the small and large dog parks. Register at; call 727-656-5420 for more information. Race sponsored in part by OMaddys, Neptune Grill, Pasadena Pet Motel, Saltys and other local businesses. Please shop local so the community continues to build a unique history. 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 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The hike is a one-mile walking tour and takes approximately one hour to complete. Costumes are encouraged and well-behaved 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.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 9 Amanda Dorsey visited New York over Labor Day weekend and brought along her Gabber for a photo opportunity while hanging out near the Upper West Side. 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 board Pete Beach. The day starts with a nine-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. Parent Aide Volunteers Needed Suncoast Center, Inc. is seeking Parent Aide Volunteers. Adult volunteers are needed to share their life experiences and skills with another parent through a nationally recognized mentoring program. Parent Aide mentors provide friendship, support and advice to parents challenged in raising children in todays society. Parent Aide volunteers receive training, guidance and support from program staff and personal satisfaction by assisting another parent. Use your background to help a parent understand age-appropriate behaviors, effective and consistent discipline techniques, stress reduction tips, information on topics like nutrition and family budgeting, assistance in accessing community resources and much more. Suncoast Center has been meeting the needs of children, adults and families for over 60 years. Consider volunteering as a Parent Aide, making a true difference in the life of a family. For further information, please contact Colleen Walker, Program Coordinator at 727-543-0677.


10 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 Much More Than Trash Although rainstorms assaulted the quarterly Junk in the Trunk bulk item amnesty day at the Gulfport 49th Street Neighborhood Center, the plants including the 25 crepe myrtles available loved the showers. As the rains died, and even as the storms raged, people came by to check out the donations, drop off unwanted items of their own, or trade a sack of canned goods for a crepe myrtle. The quarterly event, the brainchild of the Gulfport Neighbors, offers people a way to rid their homes, garages and yards of large items that would otherwise cost them at least $17 to have the city collect curbside. Unlike curbside collection, usable items get a second chance at a new life at a donation table before going into the trash. Wesley Sloat, an avid gardener, withstood the rain to tend to plants donated for the plant swap. Swingtime Halloween Ball Put on your best costume and get ready to swing with all sorts of exciting characters! Its Swing Times 13th Annual Halloween Costume Ball at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night! The Ball starts with a oneof-a-kind dance lesson: Shim Sham (with Special Zombie Styling!) 7 to 8 p.m.; no partner needed. Starting at 8 p.m., dance til the midnight hour to the Ultimate Halloween Swing/ Dance Music Mix. All Halloweeny music, all the way to midnight. The Halloween Costume Ball features a costume parade and contest with $300 worth of cash and prizes for the Best, Scariest, Hottest, Funniest, Swingiest, and Most Original costumes. The Ball features loads of chocolate, candy, and trick-or-treats; door prizes; a zombie shim sham; a steal dance mixer; plus special Halloween decor and atmosphere. Gulfport Casinos vintage waterfront grand ballroom is smokefree and provides a full bar and free parking. Just $8 admission includes everything, and all ages are welcome. Experience Tampa Bays best Halloween dance party, twelve years running. For more information, visit or call 813840-3715.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 11 Pancake Breakfast on Pass-A-Grille The Mens Ministry of Pass-AGrille beach Community Church will hold its Annual Appreciation Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach. The all-you-caneat breakfast consists of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice. Tickets are $5 per person and all are welcome. Members of the Police and Fire Departments and active duty military personnel are invited as honored guests of the ministry. Tickets may be purchased at the door or prior to the breakfast at the on this and other church activities, 5508 or visit the website, pagchurch. org. Reclaimed Water Seasonal Restrictions Reclaimed water seasonal restrictions began Wednesday, October 1. Restrictions for reclaimed water irrigation are in effect from October 1 to November 30. Pinellas County reclaimed water seasonal restrictions limit reclaimed water irrigation during authorized hours to three days per week based on house number. All Pinellas County Utilities reclaimed water customers may water according to the seasonal restrictions below. Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8): Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9): Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday. Addresses with mixed or no addresses, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision: Wednesday, Friday and/ or Sunday. Prohibited lawn irrigation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Prohibited lawn irrigation on Monday. Pinellas County Utilities customers are encouraged to follow these restrictions throughout the year to promote a healthy, droughttolerant lawn with deep roots. These restrictions are mandatory during Floridas traditional dry seasons from April through June and October through November. Violations of these restrictions information on reclaimed water, visit, or call 727-464-4000. 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 at 1:30 p.m. This is an 8-pin, no-tap 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 appreciated. Any questions you may have can be directed to Bill JonasChairman at 727-384-6293. Simple Faith Concert You are invited to a concert featuring the group Simple Faith on Sunday morning at 10:45 held at Trinity Nazarene Church, 1000 55th St. S., Gulfport. A voluntary love offering will be taken. Afterward there will be a pot luck luncheon so if you wish bring a dish to share.


12 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 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. Bell has questioned whether the amendment might result in putting marijuana in the hands of children. Morgan is a proponent of Stetson Law 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. To RSVP email events@law. For more information, call 727-562-7381. John Hopkins Fringe Festival John Hopkins Middle Schools Center for the Arts, Journalism and Multimedia is inviting all area students and their families to the 4th annual Fringe Festival, being held on Friday, October 17, with doors opening at 6 p.m. on the school campus located at 701 16th St. S. The Fringe Festival is an exciting celebration of the arts, showcasing the talent and achievements of those 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who are enrolled in JHMSs Arts, Journalism and Multimedia Magnet Programs, exploring their passions for music, dance, theater, singing, band, journalism, and photography. This fun evening activity is one that the entire family will enjoy, with live performances by the schools students at several locations on campus, sharing their talents in world drumming, orchestra, piano, journalism, guitar, art, band, chorus, dance and drama. Fringe Festival general admission is $3 adult, $2 student/child, or $5 for a family. Food and beverage concessions will be available. For more information, please email


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 13 Sunday Market at Suntan Art Center This month marks the beginning Market in St. Pete Beach. Begun by Suntan Art Center on Corey Avenue in the spring of 2009, it moved to Horan Park in the fall of 2011. It now embarks upon its third season at the Don Vista in Pass-a-Grille, the historic building that Suntan Art Center calls home. The original Sunday market in St. Pete Beach, it features fresh organic produce from Salt Creek Tropical Nursery and Organic Produce and local honey and jams. It and craft including silversmithing, woodwork, silk and glass. The market is held each Sunday on the grounds of the Don Vista Community Center, just south of Loews Don CeSar Hotel at 3300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. It opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Proceeds served its beach community for over 50 years. For more information call 727-367-3818 or visit 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 and other great quality programs call 727-893-7441 or visit stpeteparksrec. org.


14 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Dealing With EbolaNo, I don't think we should panic about the Ebola virus or its cousin Marburg. I don't think we're going to have a West African-type epidemic here. However, having written that, it doesn't mean we shouldn't be concerned. As already indicated, the virus is here in Dallas, Texas and maybe elsewhere. It was not chased off by the rhetoric that it is "unlikely to get here." Airplanes and open borders beat rhetoric every day. Plus, we're importing it via Americans who addition, we're sending over 3,000 soldiers to Liberia to help deal with it and it won't end with that few boots on the ground. Then there's the World Health Organization, too slow to act initially, that is organizing a world-wide effort to keep the epidemic in Western Africa Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria if it hasn't already spread. Europe is expected to be infected, too, of course. What western and developed countries have going for them is their basic infrastructure, their cleanliness, and their health care and immunization systems, more populace, and more modern culture. These help contain diseases. On the other hand, our freedom of movement, politically and economically, works against that. As I noted, we should be concerned. Besides, not everything our government says is accurate nor without political overtones. Note was unlikely it would get here and when it did said that only a handful of people had been exposed. That number is now at 100 which is an estimate at that. The Center for Disease Control is, overall, a good and effective organization. However, personal and collective common sense will serve us all well. As also noted before, Ebola, Marburg and other viruses such as polio, eradicated in this country, and almost (critical word) worldwide, are only a plane ride away. Our nationwide vaccine program against transmittable diseases have been effective, but the unvaccinated can bring them back to our shores. That is why it is important to get the available vaccines. The current anti-vaccine movement is directly responsible for the sudden upswing in whooping cough and measles. So, this country is vulnerable to imported diseases. At the moment there is no vaccine to prevent Ebola. Some are being developed but haven't been tested in humans. One report I read stated that a vaccine is expected in late 2014 or 2015. Expecting it and getting it are two different things. First, it has to be safe, then it has to be distributed and obviously would affected. Experimental anti-viral drugs are now being used to treat the sick even though not thoroughly tested and some are only somewhat effective. In other words, patients still die. That's the scenario we face at the moment. It is unlikely that the US Africa. It is not politically feasible on the one hand and may not be able to be economically doable on the other. We do have a global economy. Control is all we can rely on and that, too, is tenuous. We don't really control our southern border where, from last report, people from 143 different countries got here before being detained. Most were released for later hearings. Those included Middle Easterners of questionable intentions. None of the illegals come in with medical records that can be validated. Unfortunately, the internal political agenda of the present administration appears to favor an open border. So, use your common sense. Get vaccinated when you can and with what's available. Use the sanitary tools available. Pay attention to what's going on: read, watch and fetch the news. Unless you're going to be one of the volunteers, don't go to Western Africa. Support efforts to contain the disease. That might be costly, but less expensive than letting it spread. Somethin' on My Mind is an opinion column written by Bill Northrop. opinions of Gabber publishers, staff or advertisers. Contact Bill at


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 15 Weirdo Hall of FameGulfport may be just a little weird all year round, but rarely do townsfolk rise with the sun to parade it around town. Participants in the September 27 Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathalon did just that, celebrating all ages and tness levels as they trucked from the Tangerine Greenway to the Art District, and then hung around the beach to be immortalized. Medicare Info at Main Branch Library Medicare Advantage Plans: This about Medicare Advantage Plans including HMOs and PPOs. Youll learn what they are, how they work, when you can join and your rights and protections. Tuesday, October 14, 11 a.m. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans: This is an overview of Medicare Part D. Youll learn about eligibility and enrollment, how to compare and choose a drug plan, Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. All three programs are presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a program of the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging. Programs will be presented in the auditorium of the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. Register by calling 727893-7928. In addition, one-on-one appointments with a SHINE Medicare Counselor will be available at the St. Petersburg Main Library, Wednesdays, October 8 to December 3, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The SHINE counselor can help answer your questions about Medicare, assist with enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs, and can help you determine which Medical and/ or Medicare Prescription Drug 727-893-7928 to register for an appointment.


16 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 The IQuit with AHEC (Area Health Education Center) tobacco cessation program is part of the Tobacco Free Floridas 3 Free & Easy Ways to quit. It gives people living in the state of Florida support as they seek to break their tobacco addiction. This in-person option of Tobacco Free Floridas 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit, can double a participants success rate of quitting tobacco. We cover provide classes to the community and employers who are interested in offering onsite. Our program spans Hillsborough, Hernando, and Citrus counties. Currently in Pinellas county classes are being offered monthly at both the Safety Harbor and Tarpon Spring libraries additional classes are also being taught throughout the county. The IQuit with AHEC program covers all forms of tobacco and participants learn important strategies and skills for quitting, in a friendly, respectful and supportive group setting. The program is offered in two formats: an intensive group class, called Tools to Quit (TTQ), is a 2-hour session led by trained tobacco cessation facilitators who use an evidence-based methodology to guide the group members toward a successful quit attempt. A group seminar series, Quit Smoking Now, that meets one hour a week for six weeks. Both formats cover the same program topics, including behavior withdrawal and medications, planning for a quit date, dealing with triggers, overcoming cravings, and relapse prevention. When independently evaluated, TTQ participants showed very high satisfaction rates with the program saying the program was easy to understand and provided helpful tips. They in-person program also has strong quit rates both immediately after the program ends and at the 7month mark, making group counseling an effective and critical component of quitting tobacco. Participants are offered follow up support after the class to help in the quit process. Group participants will also learn about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products that can help during the quitting process, and receive free NRT while supplies last and if medically Appropriate. If youre ready to quit, Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center is ready to help. You can call us at a list of locations and more information on their website, PAID ADVERTISEMENT


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 17 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Live Music 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza Hot Dogs 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pmemail / All-you-can-eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. 1st Tues: House Comm. Mtg-6pm 2nd Tues: ALA Exec. Mtg-6pm 3rd Tues: Regular Mtg-6pm 4th Tues: SAL Mtg-6pmLadies Auxiliary meet 1st Sunday each month at 11:30am Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm AmVets meet 2nd Sunday each month at 11:30am Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmMeatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads Harry & Friends Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Football & Free Food Bingo 7pm9pm Karaoke-9pm until 2pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Football 1pm Monday-Nite Football Happy Hour 4-7pm Happy Hour 4-7pmSunday-Friday 12pm till, Saturday 11am till. Fish Fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm We're always looking for new members to join our family: $35 or $250 Lifetime Ladies Aux. and Sons of Amvets. Gil Davis CMDR Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session 6-10pm Food available 6-8pm Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke 7-11pm Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Steak-O 4-6pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke 7-11pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm Food Available Junior Auxiliary meets October 4: First Saturday each month, 10:30am Legion Family Meeting October 13, 7:00pm Auxiliary No regular October meeting Penny Auction 10/14 starts 5 pm with chip sales Legionnaires meet third Monday each month, 7 pm S.A.L. meets last Monday each month, 7 pm Sign up for the Christmas light tour on Sunday, from 9 am noon available to help you. Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:-30-6:30pm


18 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 This Weeks Solutions Art Show, Reception and Demonstration Treasure Island Art Guild will host a reception for the winners of the October Art Show on Saturday, October 11 at 1 p.m. in TI City Hall Auditorium, 108th Street. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded at that time. A watercolor demonstration by known for his 'two-minute' depiction of a family of four walking in the rain, will follow the award presentation. The event is free and open to all interested persons. Patricia McEntire will demonstrate acrylic techniques to paint animal 'Anything Goes' Wednesday workshop on October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the TI Community Center. Cost for this workshop is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. For more information visit the website at TreasureIslandArtGuild. org.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 19 Dan Liedtke, Ward One: I love that it used to be called Veterans City. Yolanda Roman, Ward Three: Gulfport's history is like a kaleidoscope built over time by unique and colorful people dedicated to making our city a great place to live, work and play! Michael Fridovich, Ward Four: An eclectic and colorful past. The Gabs Gulfport Council declared October Gulfport History Month and we asked members to tell us their thoughts about Gulfport history in one sentence. Christine Brown, Ward Two/Vice Mayor: Our history is what sets us aside from other communities; it path into the future.


20 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 you as you learn the details and revel in the nuances. Second and third dates will follow the same principle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Usually people don't think too much about the amount of ego they bring to the situation -they just bring the amount they have. You're able to be more detached than that. Maturity has taught you to step back and say, "What if this is not about me? What then?" That attitude precedes a truly wise and strategic move. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The good thing about keeping a journal is that it will never judge you. You can tell it things you wouldn't even tell your most beloved. And if it doesn't paint the nicest picture, you can always erase, delete or password-protect it. Consider tracking your feelings and interests in this way. It will give you clarity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You remember a time when you seemed to have more moxie -it's likely you were just too naive to understand the risks. If you now feel cautious and less enthusiastic about participating in anything even remotely dangerous, chalk it up to wisdom and maturity. The end of the week brings the turnaround. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It may seem like the universe is withholding something good from you, but trust that there's a reason and that it's going to be luckier for you this way in the end. Getting your wish granted doesn't always bring the of our wishes wouldn't be good for us to have. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have passionate people on your team, and their passions don't always come across in conventional ways. Your ability to work with the quirks and eccentricities of others will give you an advantage this week. You'll see the brilliance where others would only see the "weird." PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The need to assert control over an environment is stronger when the environment is unknown territory. Get to know the lay of the land, and you'll be able to relax and take things as they come. The same goes for people. The better you know a person the more you can let go and trust the ride of the relationship. By Holiday Mathis ARIES (March 21-April 19). Important decisions will seem to hinge the dollars and cents shouldn't weigh so heavily on your process. Money changes everything, but that doesn't mean that money IS everything. Think creatively. What matters more? TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you're a horrible speller, spell check has you covered. If you're bad at adding and subtracting, nearly every device, from computer to phone and beyond, will help you out. But the skill you'll hone this week can't be assisted by the digital world. It has to be done in real time with all-natural tools. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You don't know the "you" you'll be 10 years from now, and that's why committing to relationships can be so scary. Do you really have to make a decision about it this week? Don't let anyone pressure you. Also, know that you'll better appreciate the way love unfolds when you don't overanalyze it. Take it one day at a time. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you like something and want to enjoy it constantly, it's something to accept people don't even know what they like. Celebrate the self-knowledge you've acquired, and investigate your interests to your heart's content. Thursday brings a new resource to tap. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Are you keen on becoming a minimalist? Sticking too rigidly to principle will cut out many of your options, as there are so few in the world who share all of your principles. There's something liberating in having fewer options, but it's not for everyone. Moderation and tolerance are an easier way to go. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you read a book twice or watch a rerun of a show, you notice different things The works that are worthy of a second or third look will deepen and enrich


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22 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 727-893-1074 or fax 344-6386 The Library is OPEN for all regular service and activities as scheduled Technology Programs One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First come, rst served. Beginning iPad Class: Thursday, Nov. 6, 1:00 3:00 pm. Learn how to both enjoy and benet from your new technology. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 727-893-1073. Adult/All Ages Programs Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-3609069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., Oct. 16, 11:00 am. Discussion of selections from The Koran, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Acoustic Jam Session with Alex: Mon., Oct. 27, 5:00 7:00 pm. Join in and get in touch with your musical self. FMI, call 893-1073, Alex. SCORE Counseling: Tues., Oct. 28, FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Meet Rasheedah Sharif, Author: Thursday, Oct. 30, 5:00 pm. She will discuss her inspirational novel, Dont Come Down From the Chinaberry Tree. FMI about her work, visit Children/Family Programs Science Club for K-5th Grade: Mondays, 3:00 4:00 pm. Back by popular demand! More fun for inquiring minds. Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Free Family Movie Day: Sat., Oct. 18, two movies, starting at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Join us as for this popular monthly program. Enjoy icks with popcorn provided by our Circle of Friends. For movie titles, call 727-893-1074. Yoga Storytimes: Thurs., Oct. 23, 3:00 pm for 2-4 year olds; 3:30 pm for 5-10 year olds. Don't worry-we won't split up siblings. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Mats a plus but not required. Call Cailey at 893-1133 for more info. Space is limited so sign up early! Teen Programs Teen Hangout: Wednesdays, 3:00 4:30 pm. Play XBOX, watch movies, get help with homework, listen to music, and just have fun. Teen Anime Club: Friday, Oct. 10, 3:00 4:30 pm. Get together once a month to screen fun icks while enjoying crunchy munchies. Network with other fans. FMI, call 893-1133 FMI. FMI, contact Cailey at or call 727-893-1133. ********************************* For more information, contact: GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm All meetings and programs are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For more information, call: 727-893-1074 or check our website Us On Facebook!RECREATION WEBSITE: and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Ser vices, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.Fri., 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. Pickleball Mon., 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. Table Tennis Tue., 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM On-going registrations for the 20142015 School Year Child Care Program are currently being accepted for children in Kinder garten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for nonresidents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2014-2015 TOT TIME PROGRAM On-going registrations for the 2014-2015 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents is required to secure a spot. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three and ve-day monthly options are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2014-2015 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM On-going registrations for the 2014-2015 Teen Night Program are currently being accepted. The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 17. It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly eld trips, cooking projects, guest speakers and ser vice projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Beginners Spanish Mon., 6-7 p.m. Call Ivone at 727-482-2125 for more info. Chair Yoga Returns Fri., Oct. 3, 10-11 a.m. Call Joyce at 727-345-0679. Fencing Wed., 4:30 p.m. Call Ian Forestier at 823-0922. German Returns in November. Call 727-7553459 or Gymnastics Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Bar bara at 804-9400. Hatha Flow Yoga AM Returns in the Fall. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Hatha Flow Yoga PM Wed., 5:30-6:15 p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. Italian for Beginners Call Roberto 727-8666892. Kids Karate Thur. 6-6:45 p.m. ages 5-8 years old. Call Andel 727-459-1319 Karate Mon. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Call Andel 727-459-1319 Live in Color Mediation Returns in October. Call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668. Tai Chi Tues. & Thurs., 9:00-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Tennis Tues., 5 p.m. for 10 & under, 6 p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness Tues., 6:157:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727550-7185. Womens Self-Defense Thur., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185. Yoga in the A M Returns in the Fall. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Zumba Returns in the Fall. Call Rachel at 419905-5562 for more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent form led at the Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2014 September 30, 2015. Bicycles permitted on WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS only. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. S. 893-1068Search our online catalog:


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 23 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or download your copy at www. and click the Senior Center link. The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport resident. Pre-qualication is also needed before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. For more information, please see Rachel at the Center or call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Satur day between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. Special Events Monthly Blood Sugar Screenings Thurs., 10/9 (2nd Thurs of Every Month) @ 10:30 11:30 am. Blood Sugar checks are provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Healthy Heart Cooking Class Thurs., 10/9 (2nd Thurs of Every Month) @ 2:30 pm. Dolphins View will present a Healthy Heart Cooking Class. Puzzle Party Friday, 10/10 @ 11:00 am. Join in the fun with Puzzle Pages. Learn how to play Sudoku, Binairo and so much more! Prizes provided. From the Puzzle Pages! How to Use Public Transportation Mon., 10/13 @ 2:30 pm. Youre invited to learn about the future of public transportation & how to use it. Gulfport Getaways Tues., 10/14 Tampa Bay Senior Expo. Exhibits, Entertainment, Giveaways, Seminars, Helpful Tips, & Fun! Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by 10/8. GEMS Members $5 / NonGEMS Members $7. Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tues., 10/14 (2nd Tues. of Every Month) @ 11:00 am. Watch a free current movie and get a $3.50 lunch deal. Medication Safety Tips Weds., 10/15 @ 2:00 pm. Medication safety tips from the FL Poison Information Center including tips for grandparents, how herbal products interact with prescription medicines, & examples of calls made to the Poison Control Center. A Journey Through the Eyes of A Caregiver Mon., 10/20 @ 3:00 pm. Guest speaker, Jenifer Slocum, will share some new ideas & perspectives about Alzheimers through her experience as a caregiver. Understanding Your Medicare Open Enrollment Options Weds., 10/22 @ 2:00 pm. Open Enrollment just began! Are you ready to make a choice? Do you know what changes to look out for? NEW CLASS! Improv & Storytelling Mondays @ 5:30 pm. Participants will learn the 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Sundays, October 12, 19, 26 6:00 11:00pm Ballroom Fusion Dance Hosted by Swing Time 6:00 7:00pm: Waltz Lesson 7:00 8:00pm: Viennese Waltz Lesson 8:00 11:00pm: Dancing (Ballroom & Fusion Mix) $7 Admission ~ No partner needed Saturday, October 25 7:00 11:00pm MONSTER MASH SOCK HOP Food, dancing, rafes, costume contest. Tickets: $12 each or $20 per couple. Available at Town Shores ofce, Beach Bazaar & Casino Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Ballroom Fusion Dance most Sundays 6 11pm $7 basics of improvisation, create & perform new stories together every. Experts & beginners are all welcome. NEW CLASS! Mah-Jongg Instruction Mondays @ 12:00 pm. Learn how to play this fun and stimulating game with others. NEW CLASS! These Joints are Jumping Wednesdays @ 3:30 pm. Scout Hall. This class is full of fun & laughter as you dance in your chair to music you love putting your body, mind, spirit, & emotions all in balance. SPECIAL SERVICES This is your Center! Sign up today to enjoy all the classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Ask Rachel to give you a tour! Pick up a copy of this months schedule at the Senior Center or online at www.gulfportsenior The Senior Center currently offers 55 monthly classes for residents over 50 to choose from. Membership required. Senior Center registration is easy and free. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. NEW SCHEDULE AVAILABLE. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 pm. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art tness facility. Snack Bar Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $3.00 or lunch for only $4.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Hearing Loss Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2:00 pm More Activities To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. S. 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Friday Sunday October 17 19 Friday & Saturday shows at 7:30pm Sunday, October 19 Matinee at 2:00pm ProjectFREE, the non-prot that provides opportunities for young adults with diverse abilities, proudly presents The RisingSTARZ and their adaptation of the Musical MAMMA MIA Featuring 22 amazing actors with intellectual disabilities. Tickets are $15 at the door, or in advance at the Casino. 727-350-5706 or for more info Gulfport Getaways Tues., 10/14 Tampa Bay Senior Expo & Mazzaros Italian Market. Travel to the St. Pete Coliseum for FREE health screenings, educational seminars, great door prizes, and health, recreation, & tness information. Then make a pit stop at Mazzaros Italian Market, a hidden gem of St. Pete, to grab lunch or coffee & dessert. Dont forget to tour the CHEESE ROOM, DELI, BAKERY, COFFEE BAR, & WINE CELLAR. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 to reserve your seat by 10/8. GEMS Members $5 / Non-GEMS Members $7. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A GEMS MEMBER TO ENJOY GULFPORT GETAWAYS.)


24 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 Check Out the InkBy Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent years, the Gulfport Police Department has maintained a policy exposed tattoos while in uniform. Starting today, that policy will change. Under the new rules, tattoos are not allowed on the hands, neck or face, and any other exposed tattoos 5-inch card. Of course, inappropriate or offensive tattoos will be prohibited no matter where they are located or how small they are. Any questionable material will be reviewed by a panel that will include at least one Gulfport resident who is not a member of the police department. Why the change? Why now? Quite simply, the community standards are changing, and we have to keep up. Tattoos are much more common than they were two decades ago, and their appearance in professional workplaces has become routine. A Tampa Tribune report published last enforcement agencies. The report made it clear that the Gulfport policy was just not the norm for this time and location. on forearms have been concealing them for years with all manner of coverups, which actually look more unprofessional than the tattoo. All the while, their colleagues working in neighboring agencies are working the same job without the additional restrictions. That sort of arrangement certainly does nothing to enhance morale. We have also turned down plenty simply because they couldnt meet our tattoo standard. Im talking people with military experience and college education, turned away because of the ink on their arm. The pool of applicants is already small enough; we dont need to help make it smaller. As the personal appearance policy came up for routine review, I decided to take another look at tattoos, and after a thorough staff review, the new policy will go into effect this week. So, be on the lookout for the new ink out there. My guess is that our diverse community known for its live-and-letlive lifestyle will have no objections to the change. In fact, Im betting we get some compliments. After all, tattoos are art.Spaces Open for Market Vendors With more than 200 members, the Tierra Verde Womens Club always pulls together an ambitious shopping crowd for its Annual Gift Market and Garage Sale. This year is no exception because the 90-some selling spots (the size of a parking space) are going fast for the Saturday, November 2 event. Shopping and selling is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The location is downtown Tierra Verde on Pinellas Bayway (on the way to Ft. DeSoto Park). Featured are crafts, collectibles, household items, food and lots of fun. Spaces (about 10 by 10) are $25 each. Contact tierraverdegaragesale@


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 25 Know someone who deserves the Spotlight?Send us a photo and a brief explanation of why that person is special. Please include your name and phone number Taryn Spence is a motivated teen who strives to be the best at anything she does. She is captain of a local roller derby team and plays on a travel team as well. She was also selected from skaters across the country to be a part of the Junior Roller Derby Association all-star team. T-Wrex, as she is known on the track, is currently waiting for the results of her recent Team USA tryout. Taryn is a freshman at Boca Ciega High School where she joined the JROTC and is on the Raider team. After high school, Taryn wants to attend the United States Naval Academy and follow her grandfather and father into military service. Taryn's goal is to become a naval aviator or a Special Taryn serves as Vice Chair on the Gulfport Teen Council and enjoys volunteering in the community and at church. She enjoys physical activity and runs 3+ miles everyday. She has made her parents very proud! Spooktakular Halloween Bash The city of Gulfports Recreation Division is excited and preparing for their 2014 Spooktakular Halloween Bash set for Friday, October 31 at the Gulfport Recreation Center located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. New this year will be a Trunk-or-Treat where local Gulfport businesses will hand out candy to the children as they trick or treat around the parking lot. All the spooktakular festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with a bigger and better frightful haunted house, a Boo Room for Tots, a costume contest for ages 0 to 17 including a family theme and a Haunted Snack Shack. The Haunted Snack Shack will sell pizza slices for a $1, potion for 50 and popcorn for 50. The Costume Contest will begin at 8 p.m. Winners will be chosen from eight age categories: 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-17 and Family. There will be three awards given in each age category. The fun ends at 9 p.m. Plan to be there, as they are dying to see you!


26 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 We think theyre very decorative. City Manager Jim OReilly, about the two new historical markers. The Historic Preservation Committee was looking for a project according to Mike Taylor, a planner for the city, when they decided to create markers. What was the peer review process for the information? Mayor Sam Henderson, about the markers. City Manager Jim OReilly said it was internal and that after Vice Mayor Christine Brown (who also serves on the board of the Gulfport Historical Society) saw them, she requested external review. The city manager then sent the text to Lynne Brown, an author of three books about Gulfport. I come before you from the Democratic Party of Gulfport We would like to put forth this resolution saying we, the people of Gulfport, are concerned. Paul Ray, about sea level rise. I wanted to give a big shout out thank you to the city manager and the staff. Near and dear to me was the effort of the city manager and the staff to bring 25 crepe myrtles The neat thing about that is that we were able to give away the trees for free in exchange for one full bag of food for the Senior Center. Councilwoman Yolanda Roman about Saturdays Junk in the Trunk and plant exchange. We really want to be part of that. Councilwoman Yolanda Roman about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Roman is working with Gulfport Neighbors to organize the January event. I dont know what take over means but Im going to go there and get some lunch. Ward One Councilmember Dan Lietdke, when Vice Mayor Christine Brown thanked him for taking over a lunch meeting with the Suncoast League of Cities. More weeks than I would like to say Ive been working with them. Vice Mayor Christine Brown, who has been working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to remove a boat from the mouth of Clam Bayou. Everything is just all happening right now. I started to think about Pat Harbachuck and her passion for animal rights Can we make February pet month? Vice Mayor Christine Brown, who also spoke to Lynda Shehan with Gulfport Get Rescued about declaring a pet month. Its time for a new mullet king. Vice Mayor Christine Brown, talking about the Gulfport Birthday Bash this Saturday. Overheard at the October 7, 2014 Gulfport City Council Meeting Public Comment & Council Quotes


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28 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 By Cathy Salustri City of GulfportQ: I would like to know if there is a timeline for the containers. I am on 17th Avenue South. No alley. Cans I do have, have seen their better days, but before I get new ones, if containers are in the works I'll make do. Kevin Moore.A: The city has a timeline but not every home will get a new container. Out of the citys 4,806 residential sanitation accounts, the public works department has already converted 1,950 to automated pickup, and some more areas of the city will receive the new cans. There are seven more areas in the city that can be converted because they have curbside pickup and wider alleys. The area from 11th Avenue South to 7th Avenue South from 49th to 54th Street (that includes [Moores] address) is in an area that will be automated in the next two years, Public Works Director Don Sopak says. We are testing different types of new automated garbage trucks on the market to come up with a way to collect in the areas in the city that have alley pickup and narrow alleys with low-hanging trees. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? 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 West St. Pete Library Events Come out to the West St. Petersburg Community Library at St. Petersburg College, 6700 8th Ave. N. for these October events. Halloween Crafts with Melissa Stevens-Grey, Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m., Room LI140 (Community Room). Paint Halloween decorations. All ages are welcome. Registration Required. Space Limited. $5 for materials. To register, contact Pam Burrows 727-341-7198. An Evening with Author Deborah Frethem, Thursday, October 21, 6:30 p.m., Room LI101. Historian and storyteller Deborah Frethem will read tales from her latest book, Haunted Ybor City. An Evening with Dr. Brandy Stark: The Dead Dont Just Walk, They Danse! Zombies, Revenants and the Danse Macabre, Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 p.m., Room LI101. All events sponsored by The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library @ SPC. Visit for more information.


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38 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is a Living Trust? A Living Trust is created while you are alive. The use of Living Trusts has been effective for maintaining personal privacy and control outside of the court system. A Living Trust is also very useful for reducing estate taxes and for probate avoidance. LIVING TRUST BASICS A separate legal entity is created upon the formation of a Living Trust. This entity can own and hold both real estate and personal property. Every Living Trust has a Settlor or A basic understanding of what these terms mean is important to understanding how Living Trusts work and how they are different from other types of trusts. WHO IS THE SETTLOR OF THE TRUST? The Settlor of a Living Trust establishes the Living Trust and signs the document creating the Living Trust. The Settlor controls what the Living Trust says and does. Living Trusts are revocable, that is, the Settlor can change or cancel a Living Trust at any time in her/his discretion. A Settlor is sometimes also referred to as the Grantor of the Living Trust. When you set up a Living Trust, you are considered to be the Settlor or Grantor. WHO IS THE TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST? A Trustee of a Living Trust manages the trust assets. When a Living Trust is created, assets should then be transferred into the trust. Decisions concerning what property to buy, sell, mortgage, transfer or lease are made by a Trustee. The Trustee has a What this means is that the Trustee has a legal obligation to perform her/ his duties properly and in accordance with the law while keeping the best In a Living Trust, you act as your own Trustee as long as you are able to or desire to act in this capacity. Upon you death or disability, a Successor Trustee will take over management of the trust assets. WHO IS THE BENEFICIARY OF THE TRUST? in the trust. Income and earnings used for any other purpose. You will Living Trust. Upon your death, the people you have named (normally family members) will become the 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. Breast Cancer Awareness Do you or someone you know have suspicions about aches, pains, bruises, lumps or bumps? Are you living with, or do you want to be more supportive of someone dealing with cancer? Answer your questions at the Breast Cancer & More Awareness Day at Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. on Friday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Help celebrate Cancer Awareness Month. You will gain awareness and learn about early cancer detection strategies, survivorship resources and breast, cervical, prostate, colorectal and lung cancers. Exhibits are from Tampa Bay Community Cancer St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Florida Covering Kids and Families and Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer. Sponsored by city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation in partnership For information on city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation classes and activities, see or call 727-8937134.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 39 By Anna Vodopyanova Carmella Sebastian, M.D., M.S., Senior Medical Director of Clinical Client Solutions at Florida Blue, spoke on the importance of sex, sleep and sanity for womens wellness on September 24 with My Hope Chest at the Pinellas Park Florida Blue Center. Lets talk a little about this deviled egg, said Dr. Carm, who opened the talk with her secret recipe adding bacon and chipotle mayo for a little kick for the deviled eggs offered at the event. Slash the carbohydrates, embrace the protein, she said. Growing up, Dr. Cam said she tried every possible weight loss plan. Her current passion, however, is the Mediterranean diet, inspired by her old-world Italian mother who employed traditional, simple methods of healthy living, calling laughter is the best medicine. The Sex, Sleep and Sanity Wellness Whisperer workshop focused on three essentials of health that every person should know, according to Dr. Carm. she said, is sleep. Lack of sleep affects every tissue in our body, she said, and may cause, among other issues, weight gain, diabetes, ADHD symptoms, cognitive decline and a weaker immune system. Sanity, the second essential, is the opposite of stress, said Dr. Carm, adding that stress causes 75 percent of doctor visits. Chronic stress, she said, may result in, among other issues, increased blood pressure, body toxicity, sleep deprivation and heart disease. Stress may be reduced by focusing on breathing and stress level, according to Dr. Carm. Sex, the third essential, is the best exercise, according to Dr. Carm. Instead of doing the elliptical for 30 minutes, do a striptease and sex and lose the same amount of calories, she said. Sex elevates mood and raises selfesteem, improves skin, calms and facilitates sleep, said Dr. Carm, adding that it may also reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers. Sex, Sleep and Sanity: Three Essentials for Womens Wellness was hosted by My Hope Chest and led by Alisa Savoretti, founder of the national organization funding reconstruction surgery for uninsured survivors of breast cancer. My Hope Chest is dedicated to helping reconstruction surgery and taking a woman from despair to a beautiful body, said Savoretti. My Hope Chest invites everyone to the 3rd Annual Hope Floats on BRA DAY October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Clearwater Beach Hyatt Regency. For more information and fundraising events, visit Wellness Workshop: Stay Healthy and Passionate Like an Italian 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


40 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 ObituariesEASTMAN, ELIZABETH ANN "BETSY," 60, passed away on September 11, 2014. She was born April 23, 1954, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and lived in the Lehigh Valley in Lanark, Pennsylvania, before moving with her family to St. Petersburg in 1964. Betsy graduated from Pasadena Elementary School, Azalea Junior High School and Boca Ciega High School in 1972. At Bogie, she was a member of the Mixed Chorus, played saxophone in Boca Ciega High School Marching Band and worked backstage on theater productions as a member of the Drama Club. She also was involved in St. Petersburg Little Theater as a teenager. And she played piano, too. Betsy enjoyed her times at Boca Ciega High School, forged a disruptive clique of the likeminded. Elizabeth earned her AA from St. Petersburg Junior College, her BA in History from the University of South Florida and a BS in nursing from St. Petersburg Junior College. For many years, Elizabeth worked as cardiac intensive care nurse at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in South Pasadena. She also worked as a registered nurse at Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg and at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. In the early days of the AIDs crisis, at a time when fear often compromised care, Betsy sought to work with the Her mother Jean Lesperance Eastman, father Frederic Bailey Eastman and oldest brother Rick Eastman died before her. She is survived by her older brother David Eastman of Tallahassee and sister Susan Cooper Eastman of Jacksonville; former sister-in-law Judy Eastman of Tallahassee; nephew Eric Wiggins and his wife Katie of Twentynine Palms, California; nephew Louis Zuckerman of Modesto, California; nephew Bryan Eastman of Gainesville; and niece Morgan Eastman of Tallahassee. Betsy was divorced. There will be a memorial at the Gulfport Lions Club, 4630 Tifton Drive South at 7 p.m. on October 11. For more information, contact Susan Cooper Eastman at or 904-502-9869. made to either Alcoholics Anonymous, Pinellas County Intergroup, or Save Our Strays, Inc., at saveourstraysinc. com.


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42 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 All Hail the KingBy Cathy Salustri Charlie Williams, Gulfports inaugural Mullet King, has had a good reign, but its time for him to hand over his crown, cloak and oar. Saturday at 11 a.m., the Mullet King will crown a successor to the throne. When asked who Williams will name, neither Williams nor the board of the Gulfport Historical Society, who host the annual birthday bash, are talking. The next king will be crowned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Christine Brown, the Gulfport Historical Society treasurer and the towns vice mayor, said. Thats when everyone gets to know. While the birthday bash will have its share of fun and games more than usual, as the Gulfport Historical Society retooled the celebration this year the fun of it all never loses sight of Gulfports History, as evidenced by the Mullet Kings oar, donated by Williams. on the Gulf Coast, Williams says. You can pole your net it will get you home. Once upon a time, net boats lined the coast, and every net boat on the coast had one, Williams said. When the Gulfport Historical Society named Williams Mullet King last year, he shortened the oar and gave it to the Society with an engraved plaque. The inscription reads: Dedicated to Gulfports Commercial Fishermen. Past, Present, Future. Donated by Orville Trudell and Capt. Charlie Williams, Mullet King I 2013. history, the pole has one of its own. It was cut from a cedar tree from Cortez as a present to Gulfport Captain Rob White, who used it for over 30 years on the FV Wimpy until his death, Williams says. Then it was given to Orville Trudell, another old time Gulfporter, who had it on his boat for years and died last month of cancer. When he got sick about two years ago, he gave it to me, so its not just any pole. It is now The Golden Polin Oar an integral part of every Mullet King to come. Saturday, Williams will pass the pole to the new king, a slice of history found amid the vintage-style kids games, For more information, visit the Gulfport Historical Societys Facebook page at


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 43 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 18 Library, from front pagechanges. The city paid $42,000 for this redesign. In addition to the grant, Gulfport has $69,000 in a special fund dedicated to the library and has pledged to use $101,000 from the capital improvement budget, bringing the project total to $350,000. Hennessy will charge a percentage of the cost for its services. The percentage amount varies from 6 to 11 percent, depending on the type of work. Big Thanks from the Senior Center Pantry! Once again the Senior Center Pantry is full with food and toiletries for Gulfport seniors who are in need of a little extra help putting food on their table. Thank you to the Gulfport Neighbors, City Staff, and City Council that were involved with Saturdays Junk in the Trunk event. Many thanks to the Pantrys wonderful volunteer, Cedar, who spent the day gathering and sorting the donated items. The Senior Center Pantry provides supplement food items to Gulfport Residents over 50 years of age who need food assistance. To qualify, you must meet the proper criteria. Must have valid Gulfport ID or drivers license, monthly income information or if you receive food stamps or public housing. Please stop by the Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. or call 727-893-1231.


44 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 The Mayors CornerBy South Pasadena Mayor Dan CalabriaWelcome back to our northern neighbors and friends! The following is a brief report to bring you up to date on current goings in the city. As always, we invite you to attend our regular commission meetings, usually held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 911 Oleander Way S. There is some good news, and notso-good news. By now virtually everyone is aware that our newest business partner, Taco Bell, will soon have completed construction on their newest facility which we welcome with enthusiasm. We look forward to having the convenience of Taco Bell in our city and expect that any number of our neighbors and visitors will also appreciate their being part of our landscape on Pasadena Avenue. Unfortunately, it appears that the recent new owners of the former IHOP site have had a change of plans. It was disappointing to see the For Sale sign in place again and we hope another investor will recognize the opportunity presented in that location. No doubt youve noticed the marquee sign at Pasadena Liquors announcing the 25th Anniversary of Valentys Lounge here in South Pasadena. We take pride in and greatly appreciate the many contributions made to the city by the Valenty Family and look forward to the next milestone in their history in South Pasadena. The South Pasadena Business & Professional Guide will soon be available to all residences in the city. This has been a major effort underway for some months that faced some unusual challenges and misunderstandings on the part of some. So let's review the basics of this new contribution to the future of our city and convenience to our neighbors. First, the directory will include a listing of all businesses located in South Pasadena, in alphabetical order and by business category. This double listing is free to every licensed business/professional with a physical location within our city limits. While been some confusion about this new convenience for our residents, which is designed to help promote local businesses located in the city. However, every business located within the city may choose to have a three-line, bold print listing instead of the two-line listing, at a modest cost of $49. In addition, businesses that are serving our city, but do not have a physical location within the city, may purchase a four-color advertisement in several different sizes at a cost determined by Custom Directories, internal directories for two of our largest condominium associations for several years. It is the sale of these four-color advertisements that allows us to have these directories provided at no cost to our residents. We look forward to this business friendly project as a means of our demonstrating that the city of South Pasadena is open for business, supports our business partners and welcomes new businesses. Look for an announcement of a new opportunity to communicate directly with the mayor. The plan involves selecting a date during a weekday afternoon, when Hibiscus Hall will be open to the public and they can express themselves on any subject they wish to discuss. Of course, it will conclude at 4 p.m. when City Hall closes just in time for early bird dinner specials! If you are a member of a local group, condominium association, etc., and would like me to speak to your members or board, please be sure to let me know.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 45 Players Present Cathy" Awards The Gulfport Community Players have their own Oscars. The Cathy Awards are presented to individuals who have had outstanding performances throughout the year. Cathy Awards, named after the groups founder Catherine Hickman, were recently presented for the 14th Annual Summer One-Acts. Velda Gauthier (pictured) earned a Best Actress award for her role in "Murder Is the Best Players, Dean Wick (pictured) received the Best Actor award for his portrayal in "Wholly Moses. Connie Schindewolf received the Best Writing award for penning "Bottle of Vodka. And Ralph Platt, who directed the play "Murder Is the Best Policy, received the award for Best Production. "Cathy" Award winners Dean Wick and Velda Gauthier. Newtons Haunts Open Two Haunted Houses for two great causes: Biffs Kids of Pinellas and Pinellas Park Fire Department Explorers Post 945. The Midway Massacre, mirrors, mazes, and Stitches The Insult Clown are waiting inside for you. The Hallows Forgotten Existence, where evil lurks between the past and present will appear all around you when darkness falls. No children under 13 admitted without parent; $3 donation per person, per haunted house. October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. 5600 Block of Newton Ave. S. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information call 727-5576349. Vote for the 2015 Gecko Ball Theme organizers of Gulfports annual Gecko Ball are encouraging the public to vote now on the theme of next years event. August 29, 2015 will be the date of the 7th Annual Gecko Ball, building on the tradition of this increasingly popular annual event one week before Gecko Fest. Each year's theme inspires its own array of costumes, dcor, food and music for the Gecko Ball, and also leads to a separate costume theme for Gecko Fest itself. Four themes have been selected for Gecko Gras (A celebration of Mardi Gras and Carnivale) Rocky Horror Gecko Show (A classic) Gecko Grease (A celebration of the 1950s, Grease, sock hops, etc.) Cirque de Gecko (A celebration of cirque and circus) Voting will continue through November 14, 2014. Please only cast one vote per person. To vote, go to the Facebook page for Gecko Ball at and LIKE one of the four themes. Please also like the page while youre there to receive updates on the event. You may also email your choice to The winning theme will be announced in late November, allowing party-goers approximately nine months to plan and create their 2015 Gecko Ball costumes!


46 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 By Cathy Salustri History means old newspapers, sepia-toned photographs, musty charts and now, in Gulfport, a road race. The Gulfport Historical Society, whose board makeup has changed over the past year, launched a monthlong celebration of Gulfport History Month last week with a Gulfport: Then and Now photo show in the Catherine Hickman Theatre. This Friday night, the month-long celebration continues with Mullet 5K and One Mile Doggie Dash. The race will start at the museum and end at Veterans Park. We wanted to do something different, draw in people from outside the city to downtown, board member Christine Brown said. When the board discussed a road race, she pointed out that mullets have gizzards, which means technically, they are birds, she joked. The Flying Mullet 5K was born. member, says. But its a way to show people Gulfport. The board wanted to do something to show people that our history is what sets us apart from other Florida towns. This race shows runners some of our history on their terms. While Saturdays birthday bash includes trolley tours past notable Gulfport places, the run offers a close-up view of some of the same homes on the tour. The race wends through the Art Village, although the course keeps runners off Beach Boulevard out of consideration for the businesses, Brown says. The point is to bring people downtown, not choke off access to downtown, she says. Instead, the board opted to end the race at Veterans Park, which lets runners, walkers and dogs explore downtown on their way back to their cars. The one-mile doggie dash, Spence says, welcomes racing and non-competitive dogs alike. While there will be prizes for the winning dog, every dog receives a goodie bag. The doggie dash is meant to be more of a fun, social thing for locals, she says. Shell be bringing Dougal, an almost-two Australian Shepherd/ Springer Spaniel mix to the dash but says she will not even attempt to win. We wanted a easygoing event for locals, because dogs are clearly such a big part of our lives as Gulfportians. We dont own them; they own us. That dog-friendly vibe reaches to include the after-party. Instead of a beer truck used at other runs, the Society opted to partner with OMaddys, Saltys and Neptune to offer a post-race drink to participants. All three establishments welcome dogs. We want people to feel history, not just read about it, Brown says. And Gulfport is really a town where you can get a sense of history just by walking around. and the current mullet king (Williams Pier is named after his relatives), will have smoked mullet outside his house and be waving to runners as they pass by. He told the Gabber he planned to wear his full mullet king regalia. The race starts at 5:30 this Friday night. 54th Street between 27th and 23rd Avenues South will be closed for no more than 45 minutes. Runners and walkers can register for either race, with or without a dog, at Search for Flying Mullet.Flying Mullets Bring New Type of History to Town The reigning Mullet King, Charlie Williams, will wave to his kingdom from his front yard as runners, walkers and dogs go past during the Flying Mullet 5K and One Mile Doggie Dash Friday night. The race, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulfport History Museum, ends at Veterans Park, right by the pier named for Williams relatives.


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Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 51 EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 727-641-1888. Plumbing BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#CFC1428945 Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Licensed/ Insured. 727-678-4471. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Professional Services Business Opportunity PICTURE FRAME GALLERYSame location 30 yrs., All Equipment & Inventory, $90k. Serious Inquires Only. 727-433-4391 Help Wanted RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZED PERSON-To Assist with Organizing and Packing up my Home. Moving Boxes into Storage. Occasional Light Cleaning. $10/Hr. Flexible Hours. 727822-8825.CNA/HHAS PRIVATE DUTY REFERRALSVery Busy Home Care Referral Agency. Has Client Referrals for Both Male & Female CNAs & HHAs. For in home Care. Mid-South Pinellas County. For More Information Call 727797-8600 Xt.210 EXPERIENCED DOG GROOMER(2 years min) For small and up and coming store. Call 727-623-4916. LAWN/LANDSCAPING BUSINESS-Looking to Hire Helper. Will Train! Call Eric at 727-3226361. PART-TIME MECHANICfor Small Engines and Equipment, Must Have Own Tools, 16-20 Hours/Week, Apply in Person, 6500 49th St. N., Pinellas Park. F/T MAINTENANCE WORKER II-City of Gulfport. Immediate Opening Available for Skilled & Semi-skilled Work in the Maintenance of City Streets and/or Collection of Solid Waste and Refuse. Must Have Valid FL Drivers License, CDL Class B Preferred. Entry: $11.54 p/h. Background, Drug Screen and Physical will be Conducted. Applications Accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707 or Fax (727) 893-1005. Drug Free Workplace, EOE, Veterans Preference. Open Until Filled. DRIVERS $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855517-2507 Automotive $CASH$For Junk, Unwanted Car, Trucks or Vans. LIcensed, Bonded, Insured. Call 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. 1983 LEBARON CONV.-72,000 Miles, Nice Condition, $2,000. 727-327-5761. 1995 OLDS ROYALERuns Good, All Power, A/C, $900. 631-281-1492.1998 FORD F-150 WITH TOPPER172,850 miles. A.C. AM/FM/CD, V-8 Engine, 2-wheel Drive, Good Condition. $2800 o.b.o. 727-623-8260. Lawn/Landscape Plumbing Help Wanted PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


52 Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances PATIO TABLE42 Glass Top, 4 Comfortable Chairs, Like New, $200, 727-347-2474. General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 26 MENS FUJI BICYCLE-Road Tires, Excellent Condtion. $130. 727-252-6090. Health & Fitness TREADMILL-Pro-Form Jillian Michaels. 8 Week Trainer. New $700. Sell $325. Like New. Call 941-720-2357. 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. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Stan Johnson, (sole owner) desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name (New to You Second Hand Treasures) located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. October 9, 2014. Yard/Garage Sale HUGE SALE!-8am.-2pm. Saturday. 4641 23rd Ave. N. New and Used Home Decor, Art, Clothing (men & women). Some Furniture. Full size lady Mannequin and Much More!ANNUAL PLANT SALE GARDEN CLUB Of St. Petersburg. 500 Sunset Dr. So. St. Petersburg. Fri. Oct. 10. 9am.-4pm & Sat. Oct. 11th 9am-2pm. Tool Sharpening by Affordable Mowers. Plants, Used Garden Tools, Old Yard Art & Pots. Hot Dogs, Cold Drinks Available. Proceeds Support the Clubs Community Projects. PLANTS, FURNITUREHomemade Wreaths, Something for Everyone! Saturday Only, 8-2, 6838 Date Palm Avenue. BAY POINT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2001 62nd Ave. S. Sat. October 11th Only 8-2pm, Hundreds of Items, Some Vintage, Good Stuff, Some Furniture. MOVING SALEQuality Items, Tools, Xmas, Household, Collectibles, Fri-Sat, 9-1, Rain Date 17 & 18, 1375 S. Pasadena Avenue, #502, Home Also For Sale, By Appointment. HUGE, HUGE, HUGE SALE!-2 Families. Tons of Ladies Clothing (all sizes), Jewelry, Household & Misc. 6334 Emerson Ave. S. Friday & Saturday 8am.-2pm. 9TH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN CLUB -Five Family Yard Sale, 5019 8th Ave. N. Fri. & Sat. 8am.2pm. Please No Early BirdsE Komo Mai. 1514 60TH ST. S.Sunday Only 8:30-Noon. Furniture, Clothes, Drapes, Lamps, Pictures & Frames, Oriental Rugs, 2 Vintage Typewriters & Many Small Items. GOOD CLEAN HOUSEHOLDItems and Much More, Saturday, 8-12 (Unless Raining), 2648 45th St. S. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you 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. 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. 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. 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. Automotive Marine 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 patron age in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. DPR 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 an swered even if you dont believe. z.p.z.


Gabber October 9 October 15, 2014 53 CLEAN 1BR EFFICIENCY APTwith Seperate Rooms, Porch, on Lake Maggorie, Good Neighborhood, All Utilities Included, $650/mo, No Dogs, 727-289-6335. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $120/wk. and up. Need PT Maintenance Person & Housekeeper. Possible Livein 727-289-3588. 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 FIVE TOWNS CONDO1BR/1BA, 55+, Ground Floor, Nice, Clean, Furnished or Unfurnished, Pool, Gym, $700/Mo + Security. Cable/Gas/Heating Included. 727-343-3965, 727-776-3120, 727-455-8998. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Accommodations to Share FURNISHED ROOM -4BR/2BA Home. Wooded, quiet, buses, shops. $105-$115/wk. plus security. Call 727-743-7474. Open House 3BR/2BA CRAFTSMAN Bungalow W/Pool. Historic Charm Meets Modern Convenience. No Floor Insurance Required. Call Jared Salzman, CENTURY 21/JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES. 727-515-3462. 2601 49TH ST. S.4BR/2BA, 30 Ft. Pool. Updates include new: Roof, Windows, Kitchen, Appliances, A/C, Tile Floors, Etc. $259,000. Call Dave, C.C.R. 727-244-0989. 7144 37TH AVE. N.-3BR/1BA, Newly Updated. Large Fenced Yard. Block Construction. Move in Ready $129,900. Margit Kaitar, Century 21, Real Estate Champions. 727-545-5634. ST. PETE BEACH HOME-West Side of Gulf Blvd. 553 73rd Ave. 2BR/1BA, Hardwood Floors, Updated. Call Owner/Realtor, Margit Kaitar at 727-643-5172. 6320 8TH AVE. S.4BR/2BA, 1753 hsf. Updates include new: Kitchen, Appliances, Windows, A/C, Wood/tile Floors, Etc. $195,500. Call Dave, C.R.R. 727-244-0989. GREAT 2BR/2BA/DEN-in the Over 55 Community of Patriot Square. 2 Pools, Tennis & Clubhouse. $70,000. Call Barbara Torrance. Compass Real Estate. 727-410-6973. 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. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. FOR SALE BY OWNER2BR/1BA Condo, 2nd Floor, Corner Lot Facing Pond and Fountain, Over $20,000 in Upgrades, Asking $45,000, Clearview Oaks, 5664 40th Terrace N., #433, 727-345-3798. Association requires 20% down. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


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