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Gabber

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Gabber
Uniform Title:
Gabber
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Gulfport gabber
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Gulfport, FL
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The Gabber, Ken Reichart, Deb Reichart - Publishers\Editors
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English
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v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.

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Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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27.756453 x -82.700013

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Began in Nov. 1968.
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Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).

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University of Florida
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FREEEvery Thur sda yOnline Ev er ydayt heGabber .com No. 2573 June 28 July 4, 2018 A Hot Time at St. Pete PrideBy Angelina Bruno Peninsula Inn Seeks Historical PhotosBy Debbie Wolfe Thomas OConnor has found postcards and other images relating to the Historical Peninsula Inn where he works and he is looking for more. He is particularly interested in nding exterior photos that show trolley cars and tracks so he can make copies for the hotels collection.See Historical, page 11 Police to be Proactive on Illegal FireworksBy Debbie Wolfe On Thursday, June 21, Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent took to social media to remind people that law in handling 4th of July personal This holiday season, Gulfport degree misdemeanor punishable by up issue should call the Gulfport See Fireworks, page 27 Jon Ziegler of Gulfport showed off his colorful, handmade getup at the St. Pete Pride festival in the Grand Central District Saturday, June 23. Ziegler made the show-stopping piece by using sequins and two LGBT pride ags. Im out here representing Gulfport, said Ziegler. See Pride, page 29

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2 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Gabber 4th of July Holiday Deadline Due to the July 4th holiday, next week's submission deadlines for the Gabber Deadline for editorial copy is Monday at noon and the deadline Gulfport Rally for Humane Politics Community Players Summer One Acts The Gulfport Community Players One Acts from July 12 through 22 at the Catherine Hickman Theater, plays which were written by Florida Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 Casino Dock Closed for 4th of July Event in Boca Ciega Bay will be temporarily closed for the planned 4th of July be closed for safety and will reopen in conjunction with the Williams Other closings to prepare for the include the closing of the Williams All boaters can dock at the Gulfport the casino dock will be towed to a Municipal Marina will be granted for During the Casino dock closures, the Gulfport Municipal Marina information, contact City of Gulfport

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 3 Kids Read Aloud Book Club Come to the Gulfport Library on their weekly Kids Read Aloud Book Volunteer to read out loud or follow Gulfports July 4th Celebration downtown waterfront district on Wake up early and bring the kids to the Gulfport Marinas Fishing Derby pole and the Municipal Marinas participate in the free Family Sand Sculpture Contest sponsored by the bring your own tools and supplies as with the long tradition of welcoming family and friends to join the city of Bring your red, white and blue july_4th_celebration, or complete a and return it to one of the customer will be looping the offsite parking locations, immediately following the including the Municipal Marinas

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4 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Ser ving Gulfport, South Pasadena, Azalea, Grand Central District, Northwest St. Petersbur g, Ty r one, Kenwood, Central Oak Park, Southwest St. Petersbur g, Maximo, Tierra Ve rd e, St. Pete Beach, Pass-A-Grille, Tr easur e Island, Pinellas PointDeadlines Editorial Copy: Monday Noon Display Advertising: Tu esday 5pm If pr oof is r equir ed: Monday Noon Classified Advertising: Tu esday 5pmPublishers Ken Reichart Deb Reichart Publisher@theGabber .comEditor Shelly Wilson Shelly@theGabber .comAdvertising Sales Jeanette Raef JeanetteRaef@theGabber .com Kar en Rupp Kar enRupp@theGabber .comReporters / Photographers Lisa Brittain LisaBrittain@theGabber .com Angelina Bruno AngelinaBruno@theGabber .com Debbie W olfe DebbieW olfe@theGabber .comContributors Helen J. Simon HelenJSimon@theGabber .comProduction Charlotte Dutchak Zachary Knight John Y eagerDistribution Chris Campas1419 49th Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707 727-321-6965 (fax) 327-7830 Advertising@theGabber .com www .theGabber .comOffice Hours9-5 Mon-W ed 9-2 Fr i Closed Thursday the Gabber T he Gabber Art Classes at the Gulfport Senior Center

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6 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Take the Gabber on Vacation... Send us a picture with you and your Gabber on vacation. Include a brief description and your name at News@theGabber.com. Gulfport resident Albert Risemberg visited Madrid, Spain last Autumn. And brought a Gabber. Caregivers Support Group at Senior Center the responsibilities and challenges of share tips, offer encouragement and discuss the trials, demands and Must be a registered Gulfport Get Involved with Gulfports Night Out Get to know your neighbor and at the Catherine Hickman Theater, parking lot and the north block lot All attendees will get to meet and learn about the Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Fire Check out Gulfports Police and local restaurants and drawings for For more information or how your contact Professional Standards

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 7 Open Call for Gecko Queen Applicants Gulfport is seeking the Sixth Gecko that is Gulfport fabulous, friendly, Pete Pride Parade, and Gulfport July of any gender, 21 years and older, who enjoys the spotlight and has a Gecko Queen hopefuls are to take the stage at Gecko Ball to book and pop culture characters, Gecko Ball Committee and informed Gecko Ball Tickets on Sale July 4th Ball will go on sale on the 4th of July, should be purchased as soon as The theme of this years ball characters and stories of comic books, highly encouraged to dress in theme There will be a costume contest costumes throughout the night and winners in each category will be chosen based on applause from the Gulfport celebrates the gecko each at the end of summer including and the fourth annual Art Gecko Chamber and a portion of proceeds is Community Support Grants will be made to the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation, Operation Regroup, and the Sonia Plotnick

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8 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Bonnie Korniak, founder and spooky at the Gulfport Public a few adults about her experiences well as tips and tricks to conduct Korniaks been studying spirits her team at AURA, Korniak has through AURA, plus researching the spirits in her own home, Korniak groups on her knowledge throughout at the Gulfport Public Library in the past and says its something she Teens Explore the Paranormal at Gulfport LibraryBy Angelina Bruno Aside from Gulfports library, most recently she presented at the referenced Clearwaters library in A portion of Korniaks presentation focused on educating the group Changes in the electromagnetic or animal disruption are another indicator of spirit presence, To detect spirits, the presentation should be aware that camera Bonnie Korniak, founder and lead investigator for AURA, listens closely to a recorder to see if she has captured an Electronic Voice Phenomena or EVP. and airborne particles can look like spirits, but are just technical spirit seekers should to detect changes in laser grids, thermal cameras or a simple Despite Korniaks and technology, she out what works for A little ghost history made its way into the program too, leading white photo projected onto a screen Bremen, Illinois, she asked, How do you really know that wasnt Following ghost history, attendees got to learn a little in Clearwater, Safety Harbor Resort gathered around, as Korniak spoke into the air, asking if there were any spirits wanting to make their Although the experiment brought

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10 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Free Auto Ant-Theft Clubs Available Tour and Lecture at Barbara Gilberg Habitat There will ba a guided tour and lecture at the Barbara Gilberg The lecture topic will be Selecting Barbara Gilberg Habitat is at Rocket Science at the Gulfport Library Come to the Gulfport Library for some free family fun as they celebrate 4th of July week on Monday, July They will decorate their own rockets and then see if they can get them Learn the History of the Pride Flag Come to the Gulfport Library for author Rob Sanders will read aloud to ask Sanders about his book and he will share his experiences as a public school teacher and proud gay author, followed by audience Q &

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 11 Historical, from front page history has taken him as far back as he can go and now he needs is the research sleuth, design and marketing guru for the Historic He is also the brother of the owner, a hospital twice after both world wounded that hospitals could not or mental hospital for a period of The build date and years when name changes took place are not In his efforts to add to the inns historical collection, OConnor got lucky one time while searching online in places like eBay and While sifting through numerous search results for Gulfport and one postcard labeled, Sunny Bay Another postcard shows the facility was once named Hotel One of the postcards is dated started to be taken but that doesnt Her hunch is it was built around OConnor is especially looking for photos that were taken by residents or family when the facility was a retirement home that people historical society has information, people who took family pictures In one Gulfport history book, an undated image taken from the inns being installed and there were a In addition to copies and originals of exterior images, OConner has a loaner copy of a book entitled, Our looking for a copy that can be added The inn is also included in lists of Florida hotels that are haunted, The most famous spirit that some is named Isabelle, the namesake of is she is really happy with the Champion, who bought the inn Since the recent installation of was unaware of the buildings haunted history yet said they heard children running on the third likely multiple presences here because we were a hospital and OConnor has been working at ask him about the history of the From what he knows, he tries to Im trying to put all of this that feature the inn and would like to help with the project, contact

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12 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Pet Pals This Week's Solutions Save Our Strays Letters Letters to the Editor The Gabber always encourages letters and commentary. Keep letters as brief as possible. Letters must be signed by the author and may be emailed to publisher@thegabber.com, or sent to the Gabber ofce. Commentary posted to thegabber.com or on Gabber Facebook pages may also appear in the paper. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. Community Neighborhood Watch Meetings and Community Emergency Response Team MeetingsCity Wide Neighborhood Watch: at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, (NOTE: Meeting cancelled for Wednesday, July 4) Marina District Neighborhood Watch: Meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Gulfport Lions Club, The Strand Area Neighborhood Watch: Meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Gulfport Recreation Center, Stetson Area Neighborhood Watch: Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Stetson School of Law, CERT: It's your community, come out and get involved Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer Coordinator Gulfport Cleans Up for the FourthDear Editor: city of Gulfport is getting ready for contractor did a fantastic job in just Tuesday another contractor trimmed Lawrence Burke Gulfport

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 13 Grown-Up Movie Series at Gulfport Library month, Gulfport Public Library This series is intended to allow adults to enjoy more challenging and twisting tale of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double this title or titles for upcoming months, please contact the library at Memory Cafs: An Oasis Any Time of Year Look for the sign that says, Memory More and more people are due to a disease process or traumatic brain injury, and you want to LPN, the owner of Senior Solutions dementia professionally and through information is shared, laughing is common, and good stories understanding others on their own Caf at Neptune Grill Restaurant, hunt, try Tyrone Walk and Memory third Friday at the same place and Gourmet Burgers for lunch or a cold about how you or your business can help spread dementia awareness in Kenneth City Social Club Flea Market The 21st annual Kenneth City Social Club Flea Market will be held sells out, so contact Dick Laneau at

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14 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Try your hand at SudokuSolution on Page 12 Chair Volleyball at the Senior Center Chair Volleyball is taking Come join in for exercise, laughter, meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, Must be a registered Gulfport Fermenting Food Workshop at Library Come learn all the nutritious and delicious ways of fermenting food at home at the Gulfport Librarys free with probiotics, great for your gut the basics of making sauerkraut, how to get started fermenting foods the Circle of Friends for sponsoring

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 15 Lesbian Feminist Hot Spots in the South Womonwrites, the Southern Lesbian Feminist Writers Conference, has stories collected by the Herstory stories, articles and poetry depicting From starting newsletters, bookstores, and conferences (like the Southern spaces where lesbians will be released July 1, and there will writers will be reading their works Gulfport Special Event Applications for 2019 parades, and citywide holiday celebrations that occur on public or registration fees, charges to to include all necessary supporting public safety agreements, site plans, email will contain a list of any additional items that are needed to that will occur between October 1, not considered complete until all For a complete listing of minimum

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16 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Gulfport6/14Exploitation of the the Senior Center director that a Gulfport resident her to sign paperwork to sell them her house for to contact the company 6/15Violation of home terms of her home detention by not charging her she was placed on home detention she signed a contract acknowledging her responsibilities with regard to charging the monitoring arrested and transported 6/15 reported that a neighbor saw 2 black males going 6/16Hit and run crash crash at the intersection of 49th Street South and proper information to the 6/17Probation violation contact was made with with a stipulation of no license was restricted for was planning on taking 6/18 Welfare check in made contact with both that he and the female had 6/18 Robbery in the bicycle was stolen by four and refused to return to the scene where the crime purple Trek bicycle was taken from him by force, but he knows the other 6/19 Burglary of a resident reported that 2 black males attempted to steal bikes in his yard, they dropped the bicycle in 6/20Burglary of a parked at an auto repair 6/20Burglary of a block of Pasadena Point reported that his loaded Glock and two loaded of his car sometime in Burglary-vehicle 6/20 6/20 6/20, block of 49th St S 6/20, Missing Person 6/20 block of Seabird Dr S 6/19 6/21, Theft-grand 6/19, Theft-petit 6/19 6/23 6/24 6/23, Vandalism/Criminal Mischief 6/21 South PasadenaTheft-shoplifting 6/22 Theft-petit 6/23 Theft-shoplifting 6/24 Vandalism-criminal mischief 6/24 St. Pete BeachBattery 6/19 6/23 block of Blind Pass Rd Burglarly-Business 6/19 Burglary-Residence 6/22 Robbery-unarmed 6/23, Stolen vehicle 6/20 Theft-grand 6/21 6/22 6/23 Theft-Shoplifting 6/19 6/22 6/23 Local Crime WatchA sampling of police reports from June 14 to June 26 in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.Source: Pinellas County Crime Viewer and Gulfport Police Department

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 17 What are your 4th of July plans for this year? The Gabs Jimmy Dolan, Gulfport: Well, Im Christi Bold, Gulfport: Ill be Jackie Kreuter, Gulfport: Im Mysa Bruno, St. Pete: Ill be

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 19 Non-Fiction Book Sale at the Circle Bookshop The Circle of Friends Bookshop at the Gulfport Library is featuring business and social sciences, to Teen Gender Roles Explored in Film The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, July 12, with a Swedish series is a free gathering to watch a neighbors on the second Thursday of Friends Room at Gulfport Public Licensing restrictions prohibit The LGBTQ Resource Center is of Friends of the Gulfport Public Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class at Rec Center In this yoga class each pose transitions with ease from one to the next, by connecting the breath to style has both mental and physical Off Broadway Show Plays Gulfport Acclaimed by critics and audience regular Friday night slot to Sunday Breyer Hall building between the Chameleon is written and has danced with the Metropolitan winning director, and choreographed

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20 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 What started out as a simple themed a ball, a coronation and auction fundraiser for a local business group, charities Gulfports Gecko Ball committee of abo Association that will be Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce on July 1 to form a new business group called the Gulfport Merchants As a group, their mission is In addition to contributing to local charities, this year two Rise and Shine grants information about the grants, see pdf In addition to dancing, silent auction and, since an enthusiastic goodwill ambassador for Gulfport during the next 12 months, The late Owen Pach, a local artist well known for his glass blowing, blacksmithing and sculpting, members for nine years from and has helped with been created and collected by the ball and Owen created at inspired works of nine local artists are being featured in Beginning on Friday, be on display at Gulfports Catherine Hickman Theater, From there, the artwork will be displayed in nine local locations, usually This year, the Gulfport Historical Museum might day of the ball, the pieces auction proceeds go to the artists and the remainder Why do people get so into dressing up and participating Its one of the most fun parties youll get a chance consider it Gulfports party of ball is wearing some sort of Tradition dictates that at least one gecko is a part of each persons costume and When the Gecko Ball way to becoming a popular The Merchants Association felt like we could add other components in the month of August to extend the celebratory feel and also Gulfports Gecko Ball Celebrates its 10th YearBy Debbie Wolfe Awards are given for individualand group-themed costumes at the annual Gecko Ball. For years, local artists created custom trophies. Pictured is Jon Ziegler, a Gecko Ball costume designer from Gulfport, holding a custom Eric Folsom award he won for his rst-place costume during the 2015 event. The theme that year was GeckoGras! and Ziegler created a Lastat de Lioncourt outt he wore based on The Vampire Chronicles book series by Anne Rice. A gecko symbol was located on both his hat and parasol.

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 21 do in the hot month when things are And, each year, a portion of the component has become more application process for community During the initial years, crowds were mostly located outside, said Jon Ziegler, a Gecko Ball costume lot of planning and wanted to really That year, the ball was held at and, with more room, they began to The silent auction is one of the biggest fundraising components cards for dining, accommodations, merchandise, artwork, sporting had to huddle together on the porch By popular demand and beginning For this years ball, which will Gecko Ball Themes Through the Years 1st in 2009 ~ no theme 2nd in 2010 ~ Geckos In Wonderland 3rd in 2011 ~ The Lizard of Oz 4th in 2012 ~ Hooray for Geckowood! 5th in 2013 ~ Gecko Night Fever 6th in 2014 ~ Roaring Geckos 7th in 2015 ~ GeckoGras! 8th in 2016 ~ 20,000 Geckos Under The Sea 9th in 2017 ~ Geckostock 10th in 2018 ~ Geckocon ticket price and a cash bar will also each and will go on sale beginning at m fun to keep your mouth shut and

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22 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Depression Bipolar Support Group A depression bipolar support group Pasadena Community Church, 227 Cool Shopping at Sophies Attic pillowcases, some bedspreads and lots whole new rack of freshly laundered Sophies Attic is a mission outreach St. Pete Beach Safe Boating Program cycle of Safe Boating Program Beach (at the Warren Webster Building, one mile south of the Don program are detailed materials that The program package is based on the new USCG Auxiliary Boating be included in the cost of the program For more information, and a list Beta Sigma Phi Activities Day luncheon on Saturday, August information contact Rose Marie Beta Sigma Phi is a social and Sunshine City Council has eight Some chapters meet once a month year round while others meet from For more information contact Sharon

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 23 presentation is important, most people are more concerned with their own performance than they other person feel good about his or This and other assets (including your who are familiar with one another a signal that something out of the more regularly into a familiar relationship will be the spice of decision to add more enthusiasm to your interactions will be the The corners of your lips, your bank balance, eyebrows, spirits, wishes for into your hot air balloon basket and people who stay on the ground to the trifecta of reactions that anyone Most people sense the importance Curiosity will be the embodiment of intelligence that takes you to magical learn once and for all what the deal and enjoy a surprisingly happy from wrong and can distinguish it as clearly as you can light from your warmth instead, and you'll just the good ones and not just the surprising, calming, boring, nurturing, foolish, fun, painful, irritating, peaceful, beautiful all much pleasure from knowing things before others do, because while you as a smart person, there are certain matters of intelligence better kept to Though guilt, shame and worry are brain's reward center, which may explain why these emotions can be break a pattern of feeling badly could do this because you're supposed grateful because you know it will make you happier things will really misunderstood in some respect, and you're beginning to get used to week will bring a breakthrough on the matter as you seek new people and

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24 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 Help the Historical Society Solve a Mystery Mary Disston, a steamer that came Mary Disston coming south Ciega Bay, but no one knows which boat it is, perhaps one called the Hornet? the journeys of the Mary Disston If anyone has any information about the Mary Disston, the Hornet or the Mary Disston Nine Local Artists Create Geckos geckos can be seen at the opening reception of the Fourth Annual Art the Catherine Hickman Theater, selections from the participating artists regular body of work in a free and open to the public and will also include complimentary hors Annual Gecko Ball on Saturday, collectors art work and join the Association and a portion of information on the Gecko Ball go to

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 25 No Cons Here Crossword Puzzle Solution on Page 12

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26 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 What are the steps in the probate process? Part I is to determine whether the deceased left a will, that is a legal document prepared by a person before death directing others how to distribute his Although determining that a will important to locate the last will and someone's estate, it is essential to safe deposit box, please keep in mind you need to get a court order to open a safe deposit box, it is not the best attorney with the probate clerk in months, until you are feeling settled, the passage of a few months' time, you may be in a better position to tackle the decisions and details of 2. Initiating the probate process Any person entitled to the deceased's named in a will, or as a creditor typically called a "petition for probate Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson Petersburg, FL. The phone number is calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles. If law, please consult an attorney. YO UAND THE LA W This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a specific question about the law please consult an attor ney By Robert J. Myers, Esq.Gulfport GETGO Needs Drivers Mommy and Me Yoga at Gulfport Library Come to the Gulfport Library for taught be registered yoga teacher intended for parents and babies ages other new parents and babies in the community, stretch, laugh, get some Let Freedom Ring at PAG Church Community Church will celebrate the 242nd birthday of America with The fourth annual Let Freedom the direction of Dale Williams, and keyboardist with the Florida perform renditions of "My Country Tis of Thee," "Stars and Stripes The presentation is sponsored by charge for this celebration and all

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 27 Fireworks, from front page the Gabber bottle rockets, or that explode, he Fireworks dealers often sell items purchasers to sign a form swearing keep birds away from your licensed include those primarily sold at food supermarkets such as sparklers, those little snakes, spinners and For additional details about sparkler law enforcement in the of the State Fire Marshal located at July 4 will be on a Wednesday this year and by tradition in Gulfport, a information about free remote parking, see celebration To accommodate any law enforcement issues during the citys annual celebration and as part of their standard operating procedure, As recommended by Vincent on Facebook, enjoy a fun and safe one of the best professional displays Creative Writing Summer Camp

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28 Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 GriefShare Meeting at Cornerstone Church The group for GriefShare will Cornerstone Community Church, GriefShare is for anyone who Free Literacy Tutoring with Bees Learning Bees Learning, a mobile tutoring offering free tutoring to children Fourth of July Family Sand Sculpture Contest The Gulfport Recreation Center will be hosting a free Family Sand Sculpture contest at the city of Gulfports Celebration on Wednesday, with winners announced shortly biodegradable decorations will need Treasure Islettes Host Thursday Night Bingo Please join the Treasure Islettes Great snack bar, free coffee and cash The games are held at the Treasure Island Community Center Park, about the games please contact, Urban Survivor Bootcamp Fitness

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Gabber June 28 July 4, 2018 29 Lois Milne and Eric Espinoza of Gulfport grabbed lots of swag at the night Pride Parade in downtown St. Petersburg. Photo by Maria Loinaz. Above right: The Gulfport Trolley was one of several Gulfport entries in the St. Pete Pride Parade Saturday night, June 23. Photo by Maria Loinaz. Cal Morris, covered popular tracks on his violin while outside of Urban Brew and BBQ at the St. Pete Pride Festival on Sunday afternoon. Pride, from front page colorful weekend of celebrations Central District, eating, drinking, businesses participating in Sundays on Sunday was 91 degrees, but the was predicted to bring in more than Above: Sue Harle, left and Jody Robinson spent Sunday promoting the city of Gulfport at the festival. Last year no one had really heard of Gulfport, said Harle. This year, everybody has heard of us! The tent was sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Partygoers waded and danced through a foam pit outside of Old Key West Bar and Grill on Sunday afternoon during Pride.

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