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No. 2216 July 28August 3, 2011 St. Pete Beach Will Apply For Main Street DesignationOther changes over the next year-and-a-half will advance the proposed comprehensive plan At a workshop Tuesday afternoon, senior city planner Catherine Hartley announced that the city would apply for a Main Street designation. This application is one of the steps St. Pete Beach will take to approve its proposed comprehensive plan. The steps, outlined below, could happen within the next 12 18 months and include the citys application to make Corey Avenue an historicallydesignated Main Street. As part of the economic development part of the plan, which includes creating a marketing strategy to reach investors, St. Pete Beach will and apply for a Main Street designation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust awards such designations, and with that designation comes $10,000 to $25,000 for economic development and improvements along the main street. See Main Street, page 40The Numbers Behind the Gulfport LoanBy Cathy Salustri Gulfport has already spent almost $20,000 on a $1 million sewer system evaluation loan application city of approval. In addition, although the city has $5740,000 of Penny for Pinellas money and other funds on reserve for capital projects and repairs like this one, city staff made no mention of using that money at last Tuesday nights meeting. Staff says it lists the excess on page 14 of the capital improvement budget council received in late April. Story Continued, page 36Volunteers Clean Beach, Possible Smoking Ban Gulfports vice mayor says he favors banning smoking on the beach and plans to bring the issue before councilBy Cathy Salustri Saturday morning over 50 volunteers joined forces with Gulfport Neighbors to scour Gulfport Beach for litter. Armed with gloves, bags, water and energy, the group removed cigarette butts, plastic coffee stirrers, Black and Mild cigarette wrappers and assorted other trash. The number of cigarette butts on the beach has prompted changes in city procedure and could mean a smoking ban on the beach. Bob Williams [Gulfports Parks Supervisor], about 45 minutes into the cleanup, told me he had picked up 300 cigarette butts, Gulfport Neighbors member Doug Hudson said. This came after the city spent several days last week Story Continued, page 52The Art of Making MoviesBy Melissa Lattman The lm camp participants each wrote a script. The students selected two scripts to make into moviesboth with mobster themes. Evan said his lm, which was selected, is the Hotdog Mobster. ST. PETERSBURGWhat does it take to make a good movie? With more readily available movie making equipment and the popularity of creating videos on sites like You Tube, the Sunscreen Film Festival offered a summer camp for young moviemakers. See Movies, page 3


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Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 3 Movies, from front pageThey started with the craft of story telling learning about compelling sequences that build tension and suspense. Participants shared insights they learned on story telling. (Characters) need to have an internal goal, a driving force. It allows for you to make a much fuller story that brings characters to life, Matt said. The campers got an overview of cinematography covering camera angle, sound and lighting. Then the students produced some of the scripts they wrote. They teach you how to make your wrote a script. The students selected two scripts to make into moviesboth with mobster themes. Evan said Hotdog Mobster. A new guy is working for the mob ten minutes on the job, Evan said. The other student produced and girlfriend who is kidnapped and they try to get her back. The last days of camp students learned about post-production. The adding music and credits. The festival on the last day of camp July 620 at 620 First Avenue South in St. Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge. If you miss this months next years Sunscreen Film Festival in April. Wounded Warrior Benet American Legion Post 125, Legionnaires, Ladys Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion are 7th, 1-7 p.m. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors program in our area. Help a wounded warrior and his or her family in their time of need. They were there for you, now its your turn to help them. The Real Pig Roast, ($7.50) burgers, hot dogs and watermelon. Outside daiquiri deck, entertainment, Southern Nights Band & friends and Will & Friends. Open mike, join in! Bounce house, games, face painting and much more for the kids. Come join the fun and bring the family! CORRECTION Last week the Gabber indicated that sponsoring a Concert in the Park on St. Pete Beach cost $400. Not so, says the citys marketing department representative Kelley Poole. A variety of sponsorship tiers are available, ranging from Melody Masters sponsorship of $100 to Maestro Presenting Sponsor of $2,000. There are a variety of available to sponsors depending on level, Poole explained. The city still needs sponsors; contact Kelley Poole at 363-9245 or for more information. The Gabber regrets the error.


4 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Pass-a-Grille Alleys Get Crushed Shell its removal asphalt, asphalt millings and sand from 21 alleys in Pass-aGrille. The contractor replaced it with crushed shell; the project cost almost $185,000 and took three months, construction project manager Renee Cooper told the commission. St. Pete Beach has 60 alley ways. The city has an annual budget for the alleyway improvements and Cooper reports the city has only two left in poor condition. Everybody loves it; its just been a godsend down there, Vice mayor Bev Garnett told Cooper. The only complaint we received is that we didnt do enough of it it, Cooper told the commission. New Snack Shack Gets OK For Outdoor SeatingST. PETE BEACH Commissioners voted to allow the new Smileys Snack Shack (3700 Gulf Boulevard) seven outdoor seats. The business and property owner, Paul Nicklaus, says he wants the outdoor seating to allow his patrons to have the option to sit on property and consume their food if they desire, according to the application. The property is zoned for resort facility medium according to Karl Holley, who said there was an error in the paperwork. This means the property may have up to 11,000 square feet of commercial property; the new building comprises roughly 600 square feet, Holley told the mayor. Holley also told the commission the seating should have very limited impact on the surrounding areas. One local resident suggested the type of business could cause problems in the neighborhood adjacent to the Snack Shack, but Commissioner Marvin Shavlan pointed out that the commission would vote only on the number of seats, not whether or not to allow the business. Whether we approve this or not, he can open until twelve oclock or later, Commissioner Al Halpern said.


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6 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Jet Skis Rental Rules Change at the SirataST. PETE BEACH People renting personal watercraft in front of the Sirata will no longer need to be 25 or older to do so. On behalf of the Sirata, Gregg Nicklaus asked the city to change the rules so that the Sirata can rent personal watercraft rentals to people under 25. State law allows for personal watercraft rentals to people as young as 18 with appropriate training and 21 without training. On the application, Nicklaus told the city the change in rental criteria will not have any impact to the public, safety or welfare of the community. The Sirata started renting personal watercraft, also called Jet Skis, two year agos. Nicklaus now wants the commission to lower the rental age. The rental of jet skis has been a complete success with harmonious year. We feel that limiting the rental to those over 25 is an unnecessary restriction based on the training and experience of the operator, he writes on the application. This was an experiment. We did not want to, in any way [be seen as] taking advantage, Nicklaus told the commission Tuesday evening. I was in the audience, and I felt it was quite discriminatory, ViceMayor Bev Garnett said, reminding the commission that other personal watercraft rentals along the beach did not have to conform to agerestrictive rules except those made by the state. I was on the commission when this was approved; the commission was over controlling, Commissioner Al Halpern said. Mayor Steve McFarlin agreed, and Commissioner Jim Parent said one thought went through his mind when he read the application to lower the age: I hope your operators never have to say, Welcome back from Afghanistan, corporal, (and then tell them they arent old enough to rent a Jet Ski.) Legion to Host Christmas in July Dinner The Treasure Island American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 158 is hosting a Christmas In July dinner on July 30th from 5-7 p.m. There will be the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and goodies. Karaoke of $8 are requested for dinner. All Legionaires, Auxiliary members and their guests are invited. The Post is located at 111 108 Ave. in Treasure Island. Call 727-363-8375.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 7 2011 School Sales Tax Holiday Get ready for back to school. This years sales tax holiday is August 12-14. The three-day tax exemption covers individual clothes items selling for $75 or less and individual school supplies selling for $15 or less. More than one item can be purchased at a time on the same invoice. Items do not need to be purchased separately to get the tax break. The exemption is based on the sales price of each item, not the total sales amount on an invoice. Tax-exempt clothing includes apparel, shoes, wallets, and some bags. Handbags, backpacks, fanny packs and diaper bags are included but briefcases and suitcases are not. Tax-exempt school supplies include pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, folders, lunch boxes, scissors, calculators, computer disks, markers, and compasses. For the complete list The exemptions dont cover school or clothing supplies purchased at theme parks, airports, hotels or entertainment complexes. What about coupons? A store coupon or discount can reduce the sales price of an item of clothing to $75 or less or a school supply item to $15 or less, in order to qualify for the exemption. Manufacturers coupons do not reduce the sales price of the item for the tax holiday. How is this years sales tax holiday different from last years holiday? Books are not tax exempt although they were last year. Plus the state raised the price tag on tax-exempt items. Last years cap was $50 for clothes and $10 for school supplies. Art in the PARC Benets Local Artists PARC announces the 4th Annual Art in the PARC sponsored by Sun Country Cleaners will be held Friday, August 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Synovus Bank located at 333 Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. This free indoor event features over 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities and includes food, refreshments and music. All art PARCs Fine Art Studio & Gallery program as well as the artists. For more information about Art in the PARC, call 727-410-6302 or visit


8 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Registration for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program began Monday, July 25th for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Gulfport Montessori and Bear Creek Elementary. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents with monthly fees of $133* for residents and $266* for non-residents (*fees subject to change). Packets are available at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Please call 893-1068 for any information. Register for Little League Fall Ball Gulfport Little League will hold registration for Fall Ball on Tuesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 4th from 6-8 p.m. at Lum Atklinson Field, 1820 55th Street S. in Gulfport. You can also register online at Art Cruise is Back The Gulfport ArtWalk Cruise aboard Island Time, is now taking cruise reservations for Friday, August 5th. Join Dolphin Landings for a relaxing boat trip cruising beautiful Boca Ciega Bay at sunset while enjoying a beverage. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 day of the cruise. Must purchase tickets before arriving at the boat. Tickets may be purchased at The Outpost, 3007 Beach Blvd. and the Village Pub, 5519 Shore Blvd., both in Gulfport or Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, 4737 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., cruise departs at 7 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Cash bar on board (sorry no BYOB). Cruise departs from the Gulfport Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S. in Gulfport. There is plenty of free parking in downtown Gulfport, on the beach, near the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. as well as at the Gulfport Marina. Free transportation is provided by the Gulfport Trolley from the Gulfport Casino to the Gulfport Marina at 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. For more information about the Gulfport Trolley go to: index.html. Call Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center at 727-360-7411 or email with any questions.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 9 Register for Last Glass Blowing Boot Camp Time is running out to register for Arts Centers Reality Glass Blowing Boot Camp for Kids from August 8-12. Each Boot Camp participants will explore every job and aspect of a real glass blowing hot shop with experienced instructors Elise and Caity Pautler. Hundreds of kids ages 5 and up have experienced the thrill of creating their own hot glass masterpieces at the Industrial Arts Center on school bi-monthly Art Walks. This summer, arts education facility offers a weeklong glass blowing camp for kids ages 8-17. Kids made as many as 13 blown and sculpted glass pieces in the July session. Each Boot Camp will teach the basics of glassblowing, including skills taught in the IACs Glassblowing 101 & 102. Campers will make blown glass projects in the IACs Hot Shop. These in-depth workshops stress safety and team work. Students will get hands-on experience in glass blowing techniques such as picking up color on the marver, blowing, centering glass, and using the blocks, paddles and jacks. Students will explore creating new forms and learn additional techniques such as using gravity to manipulate hot glass and creating waves. Age appropriate hot shop tasks will be rotated among all campers. Kids will also learn about the history, science and techniques behind glass art creation, while promoting creativity and generating pride in students of all ages and abilities. Step-by-step instructions and all glass, tools and supplies are included. Reality Glass Blowing Boot Camp is open to kids ages 8-17 with a maximum of eight campers per session. Tuition is $250-members ($275 non-members). Tuition includes all materials and a $50 non-refundable registration fee. For information about scholarships or to register, please visit the IAC online at www.industrialartscenter. org or call 727-289-9365.FBAO Workshop for Mental Health FBAO (Feeling Better About Ourselves) presents a special enhancing relationships and learning about codependency. Come and enjoy an uplifting and informative presentation on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4301 16th Street N in St. Petersburg (corner of Haines Road and 16th St. N.). A $5 charge includes materials. Call Les and Sandi Ambush at 727-822-3480 or email to


10 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Country Gospel Sing-a-Long Country Gospel Sing-a-Long presents Don and Jadene Boot in concert on Sunday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Connection Church, 4017 56 Avenue N. Call 727565-8856. Engraved Bricks for Dogs? Be a part of the new Memory Garden patio in the Gulfport Presbyterian church courtyard, 5313 27 Avenue S. Have brick pavers engraved in memory of relatives and other special people. How about pets, departed or still with us? The church invites the public to join in making the patio special. Brick size line, 3 lines. Cost is $50 per paver. Pay by cash or check made out to Gulfport Presbyterian Church. The church will provide a form for submitting your order and you will receive a proof copy of the paver before it is engraved. or email to gulfportpc@tampabay.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 11 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Gospel Concert at Value Fair Market The public is invited to a celebration of faith gospel concert on Sunday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Value Fair Market, 3951 34th St. S. (former K-Mart building) in St. Petersburg. H.O.P.E. Praise Band to Perform at St. Vincents All are invited to a contemporary praise and worship service of healing, encouragement and opportunity as the H.O.P.E. Praise Band performs on Sunday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Vincents Church, 5441 Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-321-5086. Ice Cream Sundae and Jazz/Pops Concert St. Vincents Church, 5441 Ninth Avenue N. in St. Petersburg, is hosting an Ice Cream Sundae and July 31 at 3 p.m. Cost for the sundae and the jazz concert is a donation of $8 per person. The Jazz Trio is fronted by saxophone player Austin Vickrey. The other players are Kevin Wilder and Mark Feinman. Austin has a Bachelors degree in saxophone performance from the University of Utah and Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory. Austin is adjunct professor of saxophone at St. Petersburg College. The ice cream sundae Sunday begins at 3 p.m. and the jazz concert begins at 4 p.m. Come and cool off with some ice cream; stay and cool off with some jazz! Call the church at 727-321-5086 or Paul Schrader, musician at 727488-2598.


12 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 New Public Tennis Courts Thanks to a grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Pasadena Community Church has newly renovated tennis courts. The courts are open to the public during all daylight hours and the staff is in the process of putting together a kids 10 and Under Tennis Program for the fall season. Come out, play, and have a ball! Visit www. for more information.City of Gulfport offers VPK The City of Gulfport Recreation Division will be offering VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) during the 2011-2012 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the Eligibility. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time Program, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Registration fees for the Tot Time Program are $15 for residents and $100 for non residents. Both of these programs will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children each. Sign up now with either your voucher from Coordinated Child Care or your registration fee. Please call 727893-1068 for more details. Learn How to Use a hart The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series How to Use a Chart will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, August 17, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. This seminar walks the boater through what they need to know in an interesting and entertaining way. Students will be provided with a Maptech Waterproof Flip-fold Chart Symbols Reference and On-TheWater Guide to take along when boating. You will be shown how to plot a safe course with the USPS Plotter and be sure you are following the rules of the road. Instruction is free; materials are $30 per family; maximum of 20 students; pre-registration required. Visit www.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 13 Come out for A Collision of Art Wrecked, A Collision of Art is a social networking premiere created to bring together many facets of the art community f or one night of pure creative indulgence! This event will premiere with local featured artists, topped off with some breath taking performance art and live music. It is sure to be a collision of inspiration and passion! In addition, proceeds for this event will go to Creative Clay, a local nonarts accessible for every interested member of the Tampa Bay community regardless of age, gender, ability Clay has been providing local artists emotional disabilities an opportunity to pursue their passion for art making. Event takes place on July 30th at The Studio@620, 620 First Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 727-895-6620 or visit Club Presents Shell Identication Class The St. Petersburg Shell Club in conjunction with the City of Treasure Island will sponsor a Shell Island Sunset Vista Park (corner of Gulf Boulevard and West Gulf Boulevard) on Friday, August 12th at 10 a.m. The class is free to the public. Please contact the Treasure Island Recreation Department at 727-547-4575, ext. 237 for additional information. Adult Volleyball League Forming ST. PETERSBURGShape the summer season learning the fundamentals of adult co-ed volleyball in a social, fun and safe environment. Register now at Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S., one of the citys premier sporting facilities. Games are Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from July 28 through September 23. Teams are from six to ten persons per team. Cost per team is $150 without shirts or $190 with shirts. Call 893-7750.


14 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Letters Keep Writing, Bill! Dear Editor: In re: The Argument is about Government by Bill Northrop, July 21, 2011 edition. I really enjoyed your article about reducing the federal debt. Also your reference to the millionaires tax breaks, the examples of how much is really $14 trillion and raising the debt limit. I totally agree with you and hope you keep writing about the debt and how it impacts the average American. Our three grown kids, ages 45, 50 and 52 do not receive a daily paper, watch the daily news or even get a Sunday paper they really havent a clue about whats going on in this country. Of course they all are on Facebook and other social networks but thats not real news. I dont know how we older folks get our kids involved but maybe thats for a column from you. Please keep telling your readers how out how much its increasing daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and how much each family in America owes in US debt. Personally Obama scares the hell outta me. Our son-in-law is president of his company in Tampa. He tells me they would like to expand and hire people but they dont trust Obama and his administration so they are just staying as-is. They just dont know from day to day what he will come up with next. Keep on keeping on, Bill Tom VathOn Aggressive Dogs Dear Editor : Re: Points on Pets: Dont Dress Your Wolf in Grandmas Clothing by Matthew Margolis, July 21, 2011 edition. Dear Matthew: Your article on dog aggression was interesting. While I agree that dog owners must address the problem, I question the point you made about not putting euphemisms on the problem. Dog aggression occurs for many reasons. The aggression may be triggered by fear, anger, insecurity, past experiences, genetics, or other reasons. Dog owners who are saying that their pet is angry may, in fact, be making an attempt to identify the reason for the dogs aggressive behavior. In order to its source. This gives the pet owner and the professionals a starting point in correcting the behavior. I am not a professional dog trainer, but I have rescued and rehabilitated two red zone breed dogs, both over require professional assistance, only a lot of love and socialization. My current rescue, however, was abused in the past. This and other experiences, coupled with her genetic correct the one behavior problem she has left, which is aggression toward other dogs. She is intelligent, friendly in public and talented. Her dog aggression keeps her from participating in more activities in life. If you do an article on dog aggression it would be very helpful to offer possible solutions to those pet owners who need it. The professionals in area seem to be short on practical advice. The most common advice I have been given is to take Fido to a dog park to adjust her. This is dangerous and presents great liability. Its a laughable solution coming from professionals. Most dog owners simply turn their dogs free at these parks, paying no attention if their dog approaches a potentially aggressive dog and gets in its space. This is not a good option. Private dog trainers want $75 per hour or more. This isnt very practical either. Maybe a forum for professionals and pet owners to write in their success cases and advice would be helpful. The owner of an aggressive or angry dog isnt any happier about it than the general public and many dogs are shunned in the dog parks and other public places. Many dog training schools dont want them, even if they advertise that they work personal experience. Fido was shunned and blamed solely because of her breed at one local dog training facility. We have jumped through many hoops completed several obedience courses, gone to dog daycare, local parks, and even public dog-friendly restaurants. We wrote the Dog Whisperer many times with no response, as he probably receives thousands of requests. Not even one professional dog trainer has tried to start the problem-solving are using euphemisms are actually ahead of them. If the trigger is found, it would be much easier to then work with the dogs anger, fear or insecurity, whatever it is that is the basis of the aggressive behavior. Im hoping you will do a sequel to your article and give some usable advice for those pet owners who would like to solve the aggression problem.Claudia Gordon and FidoSave the Trolley Dear Editor: I have been a resident of Gulfport for over 10 years and was shocked to hear the Gulfport Trolley service might be discontinued soon (October?) if another grant is not obtained. This service has been a lifeline for many who use it to go grocery shopping, to the beaches, to our Artwalks, to get to their jobs, to the senior center and library and many other locations. I have used the trolley service at least 2-3 times a week for these locations. I am disabled and do not drive. Our seniors and others including me depend on it. I urge everyone to write to Gulfport City Hall regarding this and hope the restaurant owners, merchants and others would please start petitions to bring to city council meetings urging our Gulfport trolley service.Betty Duffey


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 15 National Ice Cream DayBy Melissa Lattman The Gabber stopped by a couple of local ice cream shops July 17 in honor of National Ice Cream Day. In 1984 former President Ronald Reagan made July national ice cream month. The third Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day. Check out his presidential proclamation at axzz1SC1Kd8Lq According to the International Dairy Foods Association the U.S. ice cream industry has more than $21 billion in annual sales. About nine percent of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to make ice cream, the association said on its Web site. Nine-year-old Kealey of St. Petersburg enjoyed an ice cream at Yummys in Gulfport. Turtle UpdateST. PETE BEACH Two of the turtle nests on St. Pete Beach have hatched, vice mayor Bev Garnett reports. She told the commission that the nest on Upham beach hatched Sunday night. The city has had 10 active nests, she said. Single Solos to Meet Looking for activities do this month? Join the Single Solos at the Pinellas Recreation Center at 59th St. N, in Pinellas Park. Their meetings are the second Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Bring $2 and a dish to share for 6 to 8 people ($5 if not a dish) For more information call 727520-8797 and ask for Pat. Egan Park Land Deal Will CloseST. PETE BEACH The city will adjacent to Egan Park. A $200,000 grant will help defray the $875,000 purchase price. Resident Deborah Schechner asked the city to sell the property, reminding commission she did not support the purchase. Commission told her the city would have to hold a referendum to do so. The commission voted unanimously Circle of Friends Book Shop News The Circle of Friends Book Shop just received a new collection of books on the various Mayan cultures. The cookbook stock is boiling over with books on foreign appetizers, light meals, meals in 20 minutes or less and much more. The full year of 2010 National Geographic magazines is available. And on the cover of the July edition? Its a 2 million year old female skeleton named Ardi. Library hours are Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come on in and browse. They graciously accept donations of books in good shape; they dont accept 8-track tapes. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Ave South. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074.


16 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Planning a Yard Sale? Instead of all the work planning a yard sale, why not donate all those unwanted or unused items to Sophies Attic thrift store? Just call the church will gladly pack up or pick up at your convenience. All donations are tax deductible. Donations are always accepted with at 2728 53rd St. S. or at the thrift store Friday or Saturday from 9-1. Sophies Attic is a mission outreach to the community by the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport. Maximo Resource Center Needs You! Maximo Community Police Resource Center, located in the Marina Village Shopping Center, needs volunteers Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. You can work one or more three-hour shifts. Currently, they need the Friday morning shift and all afternoon shifts. Stop in at the Center Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon or call 866-7177. You must complete an application, be interviewed, pass a background Remember, great hours (only three hours a week) and great satisfaction giving back to your community and the rewarding feeling of volunteering!Volunteer Opportunity Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -can call toll-free 1-888-831-0404 or


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18 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 This Weeks Solution Open 11 Am 10 PM 7 Days a W eek Oysters, Clams & Mussels Baby Back RibsCajun, BBQ, or Plain Giant Lobster T ails Library offers Program for Young Readers The Gulfport Public Library is excited to announce the Childrens Summer Reading program will begin on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., through August 10 for elementary age group. The Theme is One World, Many Stories. Among reading stories from all over the world, children will have fun making crafts and playing games. Visit the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28 Ave. S. or call 727-893-1074 for more information. Voluneer Ofce Help Needed The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program Assistant at the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas,Inc., 9887 4th Street, N., Suite 100, in St. Petersburg. Interested parties may call 727-570-9696, ext. 282.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 19 The Gabs Tell us about your rst pet.Lanny Ronnberg, Gulfport: A black and white dog named Tippy, because he had a black tip on his white tail. I was about seven years old. I dont know what happened to him. Tom Walpole, Pennsylvania: A dog named Happy. He was a strong dog that you had to keep an eye on or hed run away. He was a pure mutt. He did amazing tricks. Rita Walpole, Pennsylvania: Cody, a bichon. He used to get out of our yard and take himself for a walk around our neighborhood, then come to our front yard and bark to be let in. Ann Hometchko, Largo: Cindy, a black and white cat. I got her from the SPCA. She loved to jump up and climb on fences and sunbathe around the pool.


20 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 July Specials at SPCALARGOSummer is here and the kennels and kitty cages at SPCA out these special adoption packages! Preview available adoptables at The regular price for adopting cats is $55 for adults and $65 for kittens less than one year. Specials include: 1. Free Over 3 All cats 3 years and older are free on Wednesdays. 2. Thursday Special: All kittens under 1 year Adopt one for $65, save a second life at no additional cost. Adopters must purchase a cardboard carrier or upgrade. For kitten special: one cardboard carrier for two is included. Upgrade option: get a plastic carrier for just $18.99. 3. All Month Long Adult cats (1 year +)) are going BOGO in July. Adopt one adult cat for $55 and adopt another at no additional charge. If you have room for one, you might have room for two. Adoption fee includes cardboard carriers for each cat. Upgrade your carrier for just $10 more per carrier. Feline adopters can now purchase Kitty Take-Home Packages at the SPCA Pet Boutique! Package includes 1 stylish break away kitty collar, 1 bag of litter, 1 litter box, 1scoop and a cat toy for only $20. Canine Summer Specials include: Dogs Under 25 lbs. -$180 covers the adoption and includes 30 crate, leash, collar, 2 feeding bowls and Dogs 25 70 lbs. -$75 covers the adoption and includes: 36 crate, leash, collar, 2 feeding bowls and Dogs 70+ lbs. -$70 covers the adoption and includes: leash, collar, 2 feeding bowls, 1 toy and 1 grooming tool. Adoption specials will apply while supplies last! Items of equal or greater value may be substituted. Preview adoptables at www. or visit 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo. Photography by Elizabeth Neily City of Imagination in partnership with First Florida Frontiers will be hosting an exhibit of Elizabeth Neilys photographs in the lobby of the Catherine Hickman Theater through August. Opening reception is on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m. As the director of the Panama Canal Museum in Seminole, Neily traveled to Panama and several other Latin American countries. While there her interest in indigenous and early Spanish cultures inspired her to spend time with the Kuna Indians in the San Blas Islands and to explore the ruins of churches and monasteries in Antigua, Guatemala. The theater is located at 5501 27th Avenue S. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar available for opening night. Visit Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 21 Paws for Vets Fundraiser The Lions Club in collaboration with the Sons of American Legion, Post 158 Treasure Island and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 158 is proud to present the PAWS For VETS, Inc., an event featuring support for rehabilitation for veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). PAWS For VETS (PFV) Inc. is a communitybased organization whose purpose is to provide dogs to be trained as psychiatric service dogs to aide in the rehabilitation of veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress. This type of animal assisted therapy works to promote emotional healing. Please join them on August 7th at the St. Petersburg Lions Club located at 9300 W. Gulf Blvd. on Sunset Beach in Treasure Island. BBQ entre and sides starting at 2 p.m. entertains from 3-7 p.m. entertains 7-9 p.m. drawing with donations to Lions Club House provided with donations to PFV Call 727 3676857 or visit beachhouse.html.Chamber Partners with Post 125 for Troop Supplies The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has partnered with American Legion Auxiliary, Post 125 to collect toiletries and sundries for our troops overseas. With this season upon us to remember and celebrate our freedom, it is only are remembered, and should not go without the basic needs to make a A list of items asked for by these service people can be had at the or call 727-344-3711 for a list. Items can be also dropped off at Post 125, 6440 5th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg.Deadline Nears for HalfPrice Pool Passes The St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, located at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is offering a sizzling summer deal for the month of July only. Starting Friday, July 1st all Family, Adult, Senior and Child yearly pool passes can be purchased for 50% off, a savings of over $250 on some memberships. Yearly pool passes make great gifts for Fathers Day or those recent grads. Give the gift of unlimited access to the pool, open seven days a week, and all of the summers awesome special events. Stop by the pool any day in July to purchase your discounted membership before this sizzling summer deal is gone! Call 363-9245.


22 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 2011-2012 TotTime Program Ongoing pre-registrations are currently being accepted for the 20112012 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, handson program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, three available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Classes begin September 6, 2011. Call 893-1068 for more information. Cats, kittens and free toys! Now through July 31st, when you adopt a feline from Pet Pal Animal Shelter, your new kitty will receive a free cat toy. Choose from many colors that will bring your new pet hours of entertainment. All adoptable felines and up to date with vaccinations. To meet their adoptable kittens and cats or to make a donation, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St.Petersburg or call 727-3287738. Hours are Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sun.-Mon. closed. Summer Reading for Grown-UpsBy Melissa LattmanST. PETE BEACHSummer reading is not just for children and teens. Adults can join the fun at the St. Pete Beach Public Library through August review form and be entered for prize drawings. This years theme, Novel Destinations, involves traveling through books. Would you rather talk about books? The adult book discussion group is traveling through the pages with A Tale of Two Cities on August 16. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Would you rather travel through discussions include A Tale of Two Cities on August 23. Would you rather write than read? Enter the monthly travelthemed essay contest sponsored by the Friends of the St. Pete Beach Public Library. Julys theme is My Best Armchair Trip, Taken Through Reading a Book. For August its My Ultimate Dream Trip. Entries should be 300 words and will be judged on originality, adherence to the contest theme, vocabulary and style. For a complete list of county librarys participating in the Novel shtml.


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24 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 By Matthew Margolis You Dont Have To Be a Crocodile Hunter Last week The Denver Post reported a story about a local man who stabbed his dog multiple times. Matthew Weatherspoon, 19, told authorities he panicked when his 5-monthold bulldog puppy, Diamond, bit him. Acting out of what he called self-defense, he grabbed a knife and stabbed the puppy repeatedly, slashing her face and puncturing then threw the severely injured pup out of his apartment and onto the street because she was bleeding all over his stuff. According to the police involved, there were no visible bite marks on Weatherspoons body. Diamond, on the other hand, underwent three hours of surgery to stitch her face back together. She is expected to survive, and Denver locals are already lining up to adopt her. Weatherspoon is not quite so popular these days. While being investigated on charges of aggravated animal cruelty, he is in protective custody at the Denver County Jail in response to threats made against him by other inmates who apparently werent sold on his explanation that, Im not a crocodile hunter. I dont know how to deal with animal attacks other than to defend myself. You dont have to be a crocodile hunter to square off with a puppy. You dont have to be a crocodile hunter to know what not to do. A woman called me recently to get my opinion on something. She went to a breeder for help in dealing with her puppys chewing and nipping behavior. His advice was to take head. No crocodile hunter, she, and yet still she smelled a rat. Knowing what not to do in life is not the same thing as knowing what to do. But it is every bit as important. This week I got a call from a mom who had just bought a new dog for $7 in a supermarket parking lot. She brought the new pup home to her four young children, and everything went downhill fast. The puppy nipped at the womans kids, and the mom hit the dog in response. From there, the puppy began growling, and the kids began hitting the dog in line with their mothers initial reaction. In a matter of weeks, this woman created a hand-shy fearaggressive puppy that will surely grow into an aggressive dog unless she gets professional help -fast. How do you know what not to do? Use your common sense. Would you use that punishment on your kids? If the roles were reversed, would it work on you, or would it only serve to make you angry or fearful? Here is a short list of punishments that should never be used on a dog: -Yelling and screaming (no or anything else, but especially not the dogs name) -Kneeing in the chest (to curb jumping) -Stepping on toes (to prevent jumping) -Hitting on the nose, the backside or anywhere else (with your hand, a newspaper or anything else) -Stabbing (for the exceptionally clueless) So many people make the mistake of soliciting advice from everyone they know -friends, neighbors, their vet, their groomer -when none of those provide an effective solution. They try everything theyre told, and it all adds up to nothing. The best thing to do if you dont know how to deal with a problem is call a specialist. Call a professional behaviorist. Theyll know the most humane way to deal with the problem youre experiencing. Theyre the ones who can help you get rid of the problem -and keep your dog! You dont have to be a crocodile hunter to know when to call one.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 25 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack Bar Open 8 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Mon. thru Fri. Breakfast Sandwiches, Bagels & Danish Pizza every Wednesday! Coffee, Tea, Sodas Great prices! Daily Specials Noon Dining offered by Neighborly Care Network Hot Lunch Mon. thru Fri. Must be 60 or over. Call Christina at 344-2111 to register (5 day processing time) Meals on Wheels for Homebound Contact Pat Hazell at 573-9444, Ext. 291 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport family. She is a 1 year old Domestic Medium Hair. She is playful, gets along well with other cats and is looking for her forever home. Meet Lil Bit at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. SPCA Pet of the Week He may be deaf, but that has not stopped Mozart, a comical and loving puppy that he is. Mozart enjoys human attention, long walks and the company of other animals. He uses hand signals instead of verbal cues to sit. To learn more about this friendly puppy, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, 727328-7738 or visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter


26 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion for repair. Keep watching this space for further news. Any questions, call J at 727-688-3040. By Holiday Mathis ARIES (March 21-April 19). You think you know your limits, but you couldnt possibly. Those thresholds are always changing depending on the circumstances that surround the day. Entertain the thought that you may be capable of more than youve ever accomplished before, and act accordingly. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will be tempted to include friends in all of your activities, but think twice about this. Your leisure time is sacred -and so are your friendships. Unpredictable elements could get in the way of both. If youre on vacation this week or planning one, a fewer number of people involved will be better. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The subject of what you like is not up for debate. Probably, you couldnt even change that now if you wanted to, and the same goes for a loved one. Youll both be happy as you follow your fascinations. Sometimes they will be shared interests and other times not. You wont worry about it either way. CANCER (June 22-July 22). As anyone whos owned a bookstore can tell you, closed books are far more interesting than open books. And the most valuable books in the store are sometimes sealed in packages so that only the buyer can look inside. Use this principle in your social life. Your mysterious presence will be irresistibly attractive. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have talents that bring you more joy than money. Though you sometimes dream of becoming a professional, your amateur status allows you purity of intention. Not needing to make money at the task frees you up to express yourself in the exact way you prefer instead of binding you to popular taste. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is easier to commit to the moment when you know that doing so doesnt obligate you in the future. You will get such a strong charge from a certain no strings connection that you will not be remotely worried about what, if anything, will happen in the future with this person. The reward is intrinsic in the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The unknown makes things appear scarier than they are. When you think back to your initial apprehensions upon entering a new situation, you will you rule the scene and understand almost everything about it. You can still relate to, and help, the newcomer who peers in fearfully. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everything you build starts with a foundation. This week, it seems to take forever to get that foundation set up. But these initial steps are so important that you should take all the time you need to do them correctly. Stay patient. Dont sully the process with frustration. Keep putting lovely feelings into the atmosphere. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Money, in and of itself, is not very creative. Spending a lot doesnt guarantee a quality outcome. And often, throwing too much money at a situation can make it worse. Be can be rich with a small amount of money -you have done this before, and you will do it again. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Avoid being too scheduled. If you keep yourself busy up to the minute, the part of you that needs freedom is likely to rebel. The unexpected will happen, and your schedule will seem to laugh in your face. Leave lots of room for following your instincts and going with the energy thats around you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have the best kind of creativity this week. It doesnt have to do with singing, painting, dancing or doing anything in particular -its an attitude. You bring your essence to everything you do. Cleaning up, moving from place to place, doing your daily work -you add a spark to it all. Life is your playmate. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll work hard this week, though not at your usual responsibilities. You have your eye on the future and will be proactively creating a better one. Revitalize a tired scene, rekindle a lost feeling and renovate your physical world. Helpers are around you, but they will wait to offer assistance until the job is underway. This Weeks Birthdays : It will be easier for you to make decisions because you realize that what you do matters less than how you do it. It is the love and devotion in your approach that will make it the best choice for you. August brings luck to your personal life. Youll share in fun and a deep commitment, too. In September, especially ones that involve travel. November is a formative month that brings about favorable changes to your surroundings.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 27 Best of the Road Winners announced. Jeff DeKorte, Rand McNallys SVP, Travel & Digital Media and house at the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention in New Orleans. categories Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Most Fun, and Best for Food were selected for review during the inaugural Best of the Road Rally. Equipped with brand-new Saab vehicles and Rand McNally RVND week cross-country road trip, for a combined 25,000 miles traveled, personally visiting the six top towns in their assigned category. After last weeks presentations of their travelers journals in Los Angeles, each team consulted with the judges panel to determine which town would be crowned the winner in their category. The winners are: MOST BEAUTIFUL: Sandpoint, ID reviewed by The McNavigators, who keep life simple. MOST PATRIOTIC: Rapid City, SD reviewed by Captain and Clark, who described the town as a place where people from across the world and country in its future. FRIENDLIEST: Walla Walla, WA reviewed by Gone with the Wynns, who described it as a town so nice they named it twice; a culturally diverse small town with happy faces everywhere you go. MOST FUN: Glenwood Springs, CO reviewed by TraveleingJules and TravelingJoan, who dubbed the town a mountain of fun and an adventure capital, with endless ways to get your adrenaline pumping. BEST FOR FOOD: Lafayette, LA reviewed by The Fun Finders who learned meal, the best dessert is Cajun dancing. grateful for the warm welcomes you provided to the rally teams and hope to see you all again in next years program. Check soon for the announcement of Best of the Road 2012! Library is a Member of a Co-opTo the residents of Gulfport: Do you know the Gulfport Library is a member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC)? This gives you the opportunity to receive books at the Gulfport library from any of the 15 members of the cooperative. Come in and talk with the front desk. The Gulfport library is located at 5501 28th Avenue S. For information contact the library at 727-893-1074. Its not your Mothers Square Dancing The Suncoast Squares is happy to announce that their 2011 Mainstream Class for Beginners. The class meets every Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. and graduation occurs in January just in time for their yearly Flip the Flamingo Fly-in Event in February. No experience is necessary and singles or couples are welcome. Dress is casual but be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The cost is just a $5 donation per person each week. In addition, prior to the Mainstream Class every week, the club offers Round Dancing lessons from 6:307:30 p.m. for an additional $2.50 donation per person. The Suncoast Squares general membership meets at the church every Tuesday (and monthly on the third Sunday) throughout the year to dance what they consider to be contemporary square dancing with square dancing that typically comes to mind when one hears square dancing. Call 727-599-1440 for more information. Free Addiction Counseling Available For families in need of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessment and referral to centers nationwide. Call 1-800-468-6933 or visit


28 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 One World, Many Stories, with Diann Morningstar. Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, through August 10. Enjoy this weekly childrens summer reading program, plus games, crafts and snacks. Anime Afternoons for Teens, with Sheri Stanley. Fridays at 2:00 pm, through August 12. Watch and learn about this popular Japanese-inspired cinematic art form while enjoying some delicious snacks. The Power of Now!: A free 8-week Leitho. Saturdays at 10:00 am-Noon, through August 27. FMI, call: 727-6239532. Hospice Bereavement Group for Widows and Widowers: Tuesday, August 23 & 30, 1:30 pm. FMI: 727-5426788. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE check our website items on our online catalog: 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Aug. 7, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 Inter. 12-1, Beg. 1-2, Dancing 2-3pm Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Charleston lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance $7 Thursday, August 4 Salsa Dance 7-8:30pm Lessons 8:30-10pm Dance, $7 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. PROGRAMS TEEN NIGHT Now accepting registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Teens, ages middle school to 17 (18 if still in high school). Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. 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. 2011-2012 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 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. are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin September 6, 2011 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2011-2012 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten)VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the child VPK will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children. Sign up now with your voucher from Coordinated Child Care. Please call 727-893-1068 for more details. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructtor for more information. t 0876. 313-0876. poli at 813-855-3112. 6915. Diane at 459-1399. Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. fall. Call Patsi at 501-3559. NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, Wed., from 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. HOOD CENTER, Wed., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. *The Neighborhood Center is located at 1617 49th St. So. *Scout Hall is located at 5315 28th Ave So. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial period. cyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. or younger MUST have a signed parental reation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Writers Group Summer Recession: Our Writers Group has taken a break for the summer and will resume Friday, October 7th. New GEMS Express: GEMS clients are encouraged to try out our new express trips to South Pasadena on Fridays when we make hourly trips. If you are a quick shopper, this is the run for you! Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. SPECIAL EVENTS Free Eye Screenings: Fri. July 29 at 10am to 1pm courtesy of Eye Institute of West Florida at the Senior Center. (Space reserved for lunch participants from 10:30am to AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving classes and possibly reduce your insurance premiums. Classes of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 368-3199 for registration and fee info. Senior Trips: Come join us for some fun trips: Hard Rock Casino, August 7 with Sunday Brunch Buffet with perks and discount prices ($20). Other trips to Hard Rock Casino on Aug. 16 & 21. Call Carolyn at 3470806 for more details and for info on upcoming 2 & 3 day trips (Immokalee West). Annual Game & Card Party: The Senior Centers 2nd Annual Game & Card Party will be held on Wed. Aug. 31, 2-5pm. Make up or join a card or door prizes, opportunity baskets, etc. Tickets: $10. Fundraiser to develop Senior Center health & wellness programming. Tickets available at the Senior Center or www. Three Special Opportunity Drawings: How about a Star Lite Cruise or a Dolphin Watch Cruise for a party of two? Suggested donation for the opportunity drawing is $5.00 per ticket. Winners will be announced on Fri. Sept. 2nd. Need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the Senior Center. SPECIAL SERVICES Free Legal Assistance: Community Law Program offers free legal assistance for seniors 60+ every 3rd Fri. (Aug. 19) at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Do phone? Deaf & Services Connection will be offering free phones for the hearing impaired on Tues. Aug. 16 at 9:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility information. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 10am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm Telephone Reassurance: Are you a Gulfport resident who lives alone? Would you like to receive a friendly phone call each morning between 7:308:30am? Its a free service and a great safety measure! Call the Senior Center for more info. Transportation Service: Are you a Gulfport resident 55 and over and need transportation to medical appointments, beauty shops, grocery shopping, bill paying, etc? Call GEMS at 893-2242 and learn how we may be of service to you.5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070THREES COMPANY A Contemporary Musical Cabaret Fri., Aug. 5, 8pm Sat., Aug. 6, 2pm Tickets $15, 727-470-1802 or 727-510-1509, 727-282-3830 PANCHA THURYA DRUM & DANCE TROUPE of Boston CONCERT Sun., Aug. 7, 7pm $20 Admission at the door


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 29 City Sponsored Activitiesin the CommunitySenior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 One World, Many Stories, with Diann Morningstar. Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, through August 10. Enjoy this weekly childrens summer reading program, plus games, crafts and snacks. Anime Afternoons for Teens, with Sheri Stanley. Fridays at 2:00 pm, through August 12. Watch and learn about this popular Japanese-inspired cinematic art form while enjoying some delicious snacks. The Power of Now!: A free 8-week Leitho. Saturdays at 10:00 am-Noon, through August 27. FMI, call: 727-6239532. Hospice Bereavement Group for Widows and Widowers: Tuesday, August 23 & 30, 1:30 pm. FMI: 727-5426788. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-323-7660. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE check our website items on our online catalog: 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070MARIO DELEONS BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., Aug. 7, $7 WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 Inter. 12-1, Beg. 1-2, Dancing 2-3pm Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Charleston lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance $7 Thursday, August 4 Salsa Dance 7-8:30pm Lessons 8:30-10pm Dance, $7 RECREATION WEBSITE -www.mygulf and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. PROGRAMS TEEN NIGHT Now accepting registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Teens, ages middle school to 17 (18 if still in high school). Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Registrations for the 2011-2012 School Year Child Care Program have begun for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Nonrefundable annual registration fee is $15 for residents and $100 for non-residents. 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. 2011-2012 TOT TIME PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION Pre-registration for the 2011-2012 Tot Time Program are currently being accepted. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A non-refundable annual registration fee of $15 for residents and $100 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. are available. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. Classes begin September 6, 2011 and is limited to 10 children. Call 893-1068 for more information. 2011-2012 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten)VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the child VPK will start on Tuesday, September 6th and is limited to 10 children. Sign up now with your voucher from Coordinated Child Care. Please call 727-893-1068 for more details. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructtor for more information. t 0876. 313-0876. poli at 813-855-3112. 6915. Diane at 459-1399. Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. fall. Call Patsi at 501-3559. NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, Wed., from 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. HOOD CENTER, Wed., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. *The Neighborhood Center is located at 1617 49th St. So. *Scout Hall is located at 5315 28th Ave So. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK The City of Gulfport will now allow bicycles on the Tomlinson Lake Skate Park on SUNDAYS only for a trial period. cyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. or younger MUST have a signed parental reation Center. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Writers Group Summer Recession: Our Writers Group has taken a break for the summer and will resume Friday, October 7th. New GEMS Express: GEMS clients are encouraged to try out our new express trips to South Pasadena on Fridays when we make hourly trips. If you are a quick shopper, this is the run for you! Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. SPECIAL EVENTS Free Eye Screenings: Fri. July 29 at 10am to 1pm courtesy of Eye Institute of West Florida at the Senior Center. (Space reserved for lunch participants from 10:30am to AARP Driving Class: Take AARP driving classes and possibly reduce your insurance premiums. Classes of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 368-3199 for registration and fee info. Senior Trips: Come join us for some fun trips: Hard Rock Casino, August 7 with Sunday Brunch Buffet with perks and discount prices ($20). Other trips to Hard Rock Casino on Aug. 16 & 21. Call Carolyn at 3470806 for more details and for info on upcoming 2 & 3 day trips (Immokalee West). Annual Game & Card Party: The Senior Centers 2nd Annual Game & Card Party will be held on Wed. Aug. 31, 2-5pm. Make up or join a card or door prizes, opportunity baskets, etc. Tickets: $10. Fundraiser to develop Senior Center health & wellness programming. Tickets available at the Senior Center or www. Three Special Opportunity Drawings: How about a Star Lite Cruise or a Dolphin Watch Cruise for a party of two? Suggested donation for the opportunity drawing is $5.00 per ticket. Winners will be announced on Fri. Sept. 2nd. Need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the Senior Center. SPECIAL SERVICES Free Legal Assistance: Community Law Program offers free legal assistance for seniors 60+ every 3rd Fri. (Aug. 19) at 9:30am. Must meet income criteria. Call for more info. Phones for Hearing Impaired: Do phone? Deaf & Services Connection will be offering free phones for the hearing impaired on Tues. Aug. 16 at 9:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility information. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 10am Visually Impaired Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm Telephone Reassurance: Are you a Gulfport resident who lives alone? Would you like to receive a friendly phone call each morning between 7:308:30am? Its a free service and a great safety measure! Call the Senior Center for more info. Transportation Service: Are you a Gulfport resident 55 and over and need transportation to medical appointments, beauty shops, grocery shopping, bill paying, etc? Call GEMS at 893-2242 and learn how we may be of service to you.5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070THREES COMPANY A Contemporary Musical Cabaret Fri., Aug. 5, 8pm Sat., Aug. 6, 2pm Tickets $15, 727-470-1802 or 727-510-1509, 727-282-3830 PANCHA THURYA DRUM & DANCE TROUPE of Boston CONCERT Sun., Aug. 7, 7pm $20 Admission at the door


30 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 August 1 is Deadline to Register for August 30 St. Petersburg Primary Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding residents that Monday, August 1 is the voter registration deadline to vote in the August 30, 2011 St. Petersburg Primary. Registration is required for new voters by this deadline in order to participate in the election. Voters who are already registered to vote do not need to re-register. In the St. Petersburg Primary, only registered voters in District 1 are eligible to vote in this single-member council race. The two candidates receiving the most votes will advance to the St. Petersburg General Election, which will also include Districts 3, 5 and 7 council races. All district council races are elected at-large in the General Election. You can register to vote or update your voter information at any Supervisor handling social services. Some public libraries have evening and weekend hours. A change in election law now requires that address changes from out of county made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families. Address changes can be made by calling 464-VOTE or emailing; include date of birth. Name and party changes may be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections; include date of birth or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. To request a ballot by mail or for more information, call (727) 464-VOTE (464-8683) or visit For an updated voter registration Education & Registration Events on the home page menu. Resident and Mayor Debate Three Minute Limit ST. PETE BEACH A resident refused to leave the podium after her allotted three minutes for public comment, comments erupted from the audience, and the commission appeared to unable to enforce its three-minute limit. Maria Urban stood before the commission to request an audit of the citys legal services. She told the commission she represented over 100 people. We are requesting the city [audit] why the city attorney Mike Davis often requires the assistance of two, three, or even four attorneys. Many of these out of town attorneys travel from out of town We have there attorneys from out of town costing us $615 per hour just for legal services, Urban said, referencing petitions requesting the audits and bills. When her three minutes expired, Mayor McFarlin told her her time was up. What? she asked him. He explained that the three minutes allotted each person speaking had passed. I will yield my time to Ms. Irving, resident Deborah Schechner said from the audience before Urban could respond. No you wont, Mayor McFarlin told her. Urban continued to make her presentation and the mayor repeated that her time had expired. He asked her to set up a meeting with him. She continued to speak. Your time is expired, Mayor McFarlin said again. I heard you Mr. McFarlin, and Im also representing 117 people, she said and continued speaking. You had three minutes to do it and your time expired and I have to be fairI cant audit six months of legal bills in three minutes, he said, repeating his request that she set up a meeting with him so he could present she took her seat, but vice-mayor Bev Garnett stopped her. Are you going to leave that with us so we have it to look at? she asked, indicating the papers Urban referenced as she spoke. Urban gave the documents to the city clerk. She made one last comment about the legal bills. I agree with you, Mayor McFarlin told her. People in the audience clapped. Later in the meeting, Deborah Etne spoke past her three minutes. No one stopped her. theG a b b e r Since 1968 Custom advertising for any budget.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 31 Anime Afternoons at the Library The Gulfport Public Library Teen Summer Reading program will have Anime Afternoons on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. through August 12. Teens 12 and up can watch anime and read manga. Anime is animation that derives from Japan. It is also called Manga which is book form. Light snacks and prizes will be given during this summer program. Visit the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Ave. S. or call 727-893-1074 for more information.Register your Special Needs The 2011 hurricane season is upon us. Persons with special needs (i.e., medical, transportation, mobility and other needs) must register Emergency Management if they might need special assistance at the time of a hurricane threat or evacuation. Registration forms for Special Needs are available at the Maximo Resource Center, 4815 34th St. S. in St. Petersburg. The centers staff can provide these forms and information at no charge during the centers regular business hours. Persons with pets must also register their pets evacuation and shelter needs. These registration forms are also available at the center. Call 727-866-7177.


32 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Midsummer Nights SweetsBy Melissa Lattman Jonathan Shork dishes up ice cream in a hand blown glass for Cindy Stephens.GULFPORTAs the sun was close to setting, the Industrial Arts Center opened for a cool, sweet fundraiser. Saturday night chill included ice cream sundaes, mini cupcakes and hand blown glass bowls. The goal of the sweet mini summer fundraiser was to help support the centers scheduled for August 8-12, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteer Nurses Needed at Free ClinicST. PETERSBURGAre you enthusiastic, friendly and optimistic? Do you have a couple hours a week or a month to volunteer in a warm and friendly environment with a great team? St. Petersburg Free Clinic offers free medical care to the medically underserved adult population and we need volunteer RNs and LPNs to assist our volunteer physicians and staff ARNP. All you need is a giving heart and a current license. Please be that listening ear and helping hand to someone in need. Go home feeling great by knowing that you have made a difference! Contact Angel Schumaker at angel. schumaker@stpetersburgfreeclinic. org or call 727-821-1200, ext. 114. Swim Lessons Focus on SafetyST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex will be offering Parent-Child Swim Lessons this spring and summer for children ages six months to three years. The classes emphasize water adjustment, parenting skills and water safety, with special attention given to the varying development stages of this age group. Goals for this class include the childs enjoyment and adjustment in and around the water while instructing parents how to assist in the development of their childrens future swimming skills. Classes are held at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks with morning or evening class times available. Lessons are $35 for St. Pete Beach residents and $40 for non-residents. Call the pool for more information at 727-363-9264. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 33 New St. Pete Beach Web Site, Logo on the HorizonView potential logos and vote for your favorites at: theGabber.comST. PETE BEACH The commission wants to create a new logo, and now residents can preview the choices for the citys proposed new logo at theGabber. com and tell commissioners which one they like best. The citys new logo could showcase former governor Charlie Crists designation of St. Pete Beach as the sunset capital. It also could only say St. Pete Beach. Beyond that, the commission remained largely undecided Tuesday night at the end of the meeting. We did the sun with the rays, but I think it looks too hot, Commissioner Marvin Shavlan said of one design. Shavlan asked a designer who works for him to create a few tentative logos; he paid for the designer out of his own pocket. We get mistaken for St. Pete all the time, and I think some of these the would almost be better if the city had remained Pass-A-Grille, Commissioner Jim Parent said. We can changed the name! Vice Mayor Bev Garnett said. The commissioners immersed themselves with discussions of fonts and colors, attempting to design the logo as a committee. Commissioners debated sea oats or dolphins. What are we talking about changing here? Mayor Steve McFarlin said after almost 10 minutes of discussion. Rick Falkenstein, one of the Hurricane owners, approached the dais and started speaking. Lets do it right, lets have it a he said, suggesting that perhaps the city would attract a design from someone out-of-state who could show a different side of the beach. We could be here all night, the mayor said. After another six minutes of discussion, the commission began debating the merits of a new web site and discussing whether or not to use Facebook. the web site, Commissioner Shavlan said. It looks like theres a hurricane coming in all the beach pictures, the vice mayor said. The commission said that they would discuss the web site after they arrived at a new logo. Please read this story online to view the logos and tell the commission which one you like. St. Pete Beach Files For Dismissal of Lawsuits City attorney Mike Davis said he was preparing a motion to dismiss all of Ken Weiss law suits. He distributed a draft of the motion to the commission. Read the draft of the motion on


34 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Host Families Needed for Exchange Students Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. Exchange (P.I.E.) President, John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are Englishspeaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and want to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every familys needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. P.I.E. area representatives match common interests and lifestyles through an in-home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select the perfect match. As there are no typical host families, P.I.E. any situation, whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a retired couple or a large family. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student. organization that has sponsored more than 25,000 students from 45 countries since its founding in 1975. The organization is designated by the United States Department of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), certifying that the organization complies with the standards set forth in CSIETs Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., tollfree, at 1-866-546-1402. Christmas in July The Christmas Toy Shop Project, Inc., is continuing the celebration of its 90th year collecting and distributing toys to needy children. As part of their 90th Anniversary celebration, they are hosting a Christmas in July toy drive. You may participate in their celebration through donations or sponsorship. Donations of new or gently used toys may be dropped off at several convenient locations throughout the area, as many local businesses are supporting their efforts. This celebration is also opportunity for local civic and social groups and clubs the community. A list of toy drop-off locations may be obtained on their website,, or by calling the organization. If you would like to make a monetary donation or other type of sponsorship, please contact them at 727-898-3962 or email


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 35 Excerpts heard at the July 26, 2011St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesWeve gone weeks without a lawsuit! Commissioner Jim Parent Weve got more potential than any community I can think of and not too much going against us, Mayor Steve McFarlin, about the new comprehensive plan. I still think Coreys the lynch pin of it all, Bryan Cummins, about the proposed redevelopment. I didnt realize Main Street was a requirement of the plan I guess the holdup on that is you have to get property owners involved. There are a lot of them I dont think are going to want to get involved, Peter Roos, who also reminded the com mission a past chamber of commerce president wanted and the commission agreed, the city take advantage of If you could maybe make sure people start with their names when they come up here, Rosemary Mann, about public comment donate a piece of art to this city, Rosemary Mann, about the citys public art plan discussed at the work shop Do we have to declare if weve talked to anyone? Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, before discussing the Sirata personal watercraft rules. City attorney Mike Davis told him yes. I know Cathy wants us to wait until the next meet ing. Maybe she can get a replacement, Commissioner Marvin Shavlan, about whether or not to discuss a new logo for the city. Shavlan was referencing a recent Hard Candy column criticizing him for spending 20 min; click on the Hard Candy icon on the left side of the page and look for the column titled Wasting Time. Right now if you take the 35 to work, you get off, you take the Beach Trolley. What their proposal is, is to have a nonstop route, City Manager Mike Bon and service. The Gabber will follow these changes as the story progresses. One thing: I am ashamed of ourselves. Our hearts and prayers go out to Pam Prell. Pam, if youre watching, we love you, we miss you. We just forgot, Mayor Steve McFarlin, about the deputy city clerk who About e-mails to the citys legal team: No reason we should be running up your bills reading e-mails and responding to Ken Weiss I dont do it, City attorney Mike Davis, saying that reading and responding to e-mails about city business would run up the citys legal bills. About Lobbying Efforts and the City Manager: Whatever side of this issue that youre on, you should all be furious at the actions taken unilat erally by the actions taken by the city manager as well as the lawyer when you act out of public view those are sneaky, covert, non-transparent, non-trustworthy types of actions. Nobody even told you about it before hand or asked you if it would be acceptable, Deborah Schechner, who suggested the city manager hired Suzanne Van Wyk, an attorney with Bryant Miller Olive, to lobby to change state law so the city could pass is comprehensive plan. I would like to give Mrs. Schechner an opportunity to step back and feel comforted that the things that seem to concern her are based on something that was written in the newspaper, but because it ap peared in print does not necessarily qualify it as the truth, Lorraine Huhn, who said Ms. Schechners above comments were based on erroneous information in a local paper. The St. Pete Times is incorrect in their reporting. Ive talked to the reporter and Im going to talk to the editor tomorrow in this particular case, its absolutely inaccurate, City Manager Mike Bon authorize without bringing before council. He said that he did hire attorney Van Wyk for lobbying purposes, but he said he did inform the commission and the purchases made were within his authority. She called me, told me what she thought we should do. I called the commission and told them what I was authorizing, meeting. He said no commissioners expressed concern over his decision.


36 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 In a meeting last Thursday morning, city staff said they intended to use Penny money to repay the loan but made no mention of the reserves. ibility if there were other programs the city would like to invest in, such as the 49th Street redevelopment or a Clymer Park Greenway, OReilly said when asked why he advocated a loan instead of using the fund balance. The citys entire utility system which includes the sanitary sewer system operates as an enterprise fund. An enterprise fund, in theory, supports itself on the money it makes and does not accept money from property tax income. Enterprise funds may give money to the citys general fund instead of paying taxes, called payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, but no law requires such contributions. Instead of allowing the utility fund to build money in reserves for an expense such as the one council now faces, public records show Gulfport used over $2.8 million of utility fund money (in the form of PILOT) for non-utility expenses since 2000. debt in Gulfport history, according to Administrative Services director Dan Carpenter. Weve prided ourselves on being debt free, pay as you go. Problem is, we havent been paying as you go for the cost of infrastructure replacement, he says The city elected to utilize PILOT transfers from the system versus building up reserves. Last Thursday morning Carpenter reviewed the citys options: raising taxes, raising sewer rates, or getting a loan. He says the city should raise its sewer rates. Those sewer rates ought to be raised to garnish the money to replace the infrastructure. The whole system should be self-sustainable, like St. Petersburgs is, like Pinellas Countys is, he says. Gulfport charges utility cusgallons, with price increases built in for higher-volume users. It gets more expensive to discourage the higher use of water, Carpenter explains. Carpenter estimates that changing sewer rates instead of borrowing the million dollars would raise the average customers bill from $66.75 to $83.61. Gulfport cant raise taxes to pay for the testing because it has already set the tentative (highest possible) tax rate at $4.00 per thousand dollars of taxable value. To compensate for the million dollar shortfall the city would have to raise the tax rate to 5.3778 mils, or $5.38 per thousand dollars of taxable value. If the city opts for the third choice, a loan, city manager Jim OReilly says Gulfport will use future Penny for Pinellas monies to repay the million dollars plus interest. To fund any shortfalls in other Penny for Pinellas projects, the city could raise taxes to the 5.3778 mils next year, Carpenter says. The loans total cost, reing to city plan, comes in at $1,060,878. OReilly said Gulfport should receive about $920,000 from Penny for Pinellas next year. This does not include the $410,000 of reserve Penny money not factored into Carpenters calculations, the consultants presentation to city council, or city staffs discussions with the Gabber. Thursday afternoon vice mayor David Hastings, a cercal conservatism on Gulfport city council, defended his vote to apply for a loan but also called the city manager to question him about the Penny for Pinellas money in reserve. There are times when everybody borrows money. If you looks at any corporations balance sheet, youre going to see debt. You have to have the ability to repay it, he said, adding that just because the state approved Gulfport for the full million dollars, Gulfport didnt have to borrow the full amount. Sopak says he expects the testing phase to cost close to the full amount. Hastings said the city didnt spend all the Penny for Pinellas money every year and could make room in its budget for repaying the loan. During the interview he called the city manager and asked how much of the money the city spent. He then asked what happened to the money the city didnt spend every year. At the end of the conversation, the vice mayor had new information he said the council did not have last week: Gulfport has access to $410,000 of leftover Penny money. My recommendation would be, OK guys, lets spend that loan. We dont have to take the money, [but] theres a deadline, he said after hanging up the phone. When asked why the city hadnt amended the loan paperwork to borrow only what it needed after using the leftover money, he told the Gabber, I just found out about it myself. The city also has $163,975 in sewer impact fees that the city can only use for sewer infrastructure costs, such as testing and repairing the sewer lines (link available at, bringing the total money the city could use in place of a loan to almost $574,00. Its been there for years, Carpenter says. Its been there untouched for years. I would recommend the use of that money [the sewer impact fee money] before we borrow any money, he said. If Gulfport opted to use the $574,000 and pay for the remainder of the testing through a sewer rate increase, the average utility bill would go $66.75 to $73.83. Carpenter also stressed that he believed the city would have discussed the additional funds available in a future meeting. Public records show that the city has already paid Angie Brewer and Associates, the consultant OReilly hired to apply for the loan, just over $19,000. They get paid to create the application and do some reporting, [and] keeping up with the loan reporting, OReilly said. In addition to the money already paid to the consultant, OReilly says the city may have to pay up to an additional $20,000 in task orders. On May 18, 2011, Brewer and Associates billed Gulfport for $19,150 for the pre-submission phase of the loan application. The description of this service includes communicating and coordinating between the state, the city and the engineer as well as preparing the application. On July 15, the city received another invoice from Brewer and Associates, this one charging $7,500 for negotiation. City council agreed to apply for the loan on July 19, 2011. Under the citys purchasing guidelines, the city manager can spend up to $20,000 without council approval. The council approved in July 2010, OReilly says. Brewer and Associates had the most experience in re-The Numbers Behind the Sewer LoanBy Cathy Salustri Continued from front page


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 37 Attorney Keith Sanders, Handles Foreclosure Defense and Bankruptcies with Experience and SensitivityYou could say my motto is been there, done that, says Keith Sanders, from Sanders Law, P.A. He says that for two reasons. First, he says his more than 18 years of experience as an attorney specializing in handling literally thousands of bankruptcies means that he has dealt with virtually any kind of problem or issue that might arise with them. And, secondly, he had to le a Chapter 13 bankruptcy himself a few years ago. He says that experience makes him very sensitive to the kinds of things people face when making the dif cult decision to le. Most attorneys have never been in a situation where they have been worried about how to keep the lights on, but I have been there myself so I can really relate to what people are going through, said Sanders. Plus, many people are very embarrassed when they come to me, but when I tell them how embarrassing it was for me to have to stand in front of judges and colleagues who knew me and go through the process myself, that usually helps to put people more at ease and understand that I have been there and done that MYSELF. You know, in 99 percent of bankruptcy cases the situation is that bad things happen to good people. They have gone through an expensive health crisis or a divorce or just got in over their head with debt. He began his career as a staff attorney for the U.S. Trustee in Atlanta. He is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Georgia. I like what I do because I feel like I can help people get a fresh start, said Sanders. Since the initial consultation is free, you really dont have anything to lose to meet with me and we can assess your situation and see how it might be best for you to proceed. Bankruptcy can be one solution to getting back on your feet nancially, but it may not be the best or only solution for you. Sanders has held a number of seminars and written professional papers concerning bankruptcy law in general, ECF requirements and new issues. He is a former director of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Georgia. The rm also handles Short Sale negotiations, d efense against foreclosures, wills & trusts, civil litigation and loan modi cation. Outside of the courtroom, Sanders lives in an unusual home in Gulfport that was one of the featured properties in a recent Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes. It has a tree growing right up through the oor and up through the ceiling of his kitchen. He has ve dogs and a cat. Keith Sanders, Esq.Sanders Law P .A. 5922 9th A venue North, Suite C Second Floor St. Petersburg, FL 33710727-209-0744 keithsanderslaw@gmail.comSanders Law of fers evening, weekend and early mor ning appointments to t the needs of our clients. We ar e expanding our services to also include Personal Injury cases. The rm is pr oud to announce the addition of Attor ney Joe Kopp. volving loans, he adds. The states loan program will reimburse any money spent on Brewer and Associates and the city will not have to repay the fees, Sopak said. However, whatever fees the state pays on behalf of Gulfport will go against the total amount Gulfport can borrow from the state, so if Gulfport spends $40,000 for Brewer and Associates to borrow $960,000. OReilly defended the citys decision to hire Brewer and Associates. I dont have the staff any longer to do these type of grant applications, he said. Carpenter says in theory he and his staff could do the work Brewer and Associates has started to perform for Angie Brewer to do that work. If it absolutely had to be done in-house, could we muddle through the forms? Certainly. But thats what they do for a living; we might not have gotten on the list at all without Angie Brewer. City staff could not provide projections on the total cost of using Brewer and Associates. Contact Cathy Salustri at Read this article at for links to the citys budget and additional support material for information contained in this article. Why Test the Sewers? The city will use the $1 million to test and evaluate over 220,000 feet of sewer lines, public works director Don Sopak said. From there his department will determine which of the lines need repair and which need replacement, at which point well be able to put a price tag on repairs, Sopak said. At last Tuesday nights meeting the agenda packet included an estimate of an additional $2.5 million for repairs which the city also intends to borrow although staff admits they cannot know if that will cover the cost of repairs. What well do then is go back and ask them for more funds to fund the ing the repair. He says that testing the entire system at one time will cost the city less money in the long run. Gulfports sewer pipes have outlived their life expectancy. Most of them are made of clay pipe, Sopak also said. The system is only supposed to last 50 years. It was installed in the 1951 through 1954 and then some in the 1960s. Ideally, he says, the testing should have been done before the 50 year life expectancy expired. Gulfports been going in little pieces [but] by the time way around town, there could be a says. Local ObituariesMUNDIE, JUNE ELEANOR, 86, of Gulfport, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011. She wished to be remembered as she lived rather than in her passing. As such, there will not be any mourning or funeral activities. Her children thank all of you for the friendship and support that you have shown to June and Jim in their years as part of this community.


38 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com What to do about Obesity A Harvard professor, it is reported, maybe accurately, maybe inaccurately, has contended that parents with obese children should have their children taken from them. Like its the reverse of having a starving or malnourished child. There are lots of reason for that position. An obese child will probably have health problems and probably wont live as long as the average person. Or, perhaps they will live a long time but at a great cost to the public via Medicaid or later Medicare. obese. If we follow the BMI (Body Mass Index) charts that put desired weights with height ( most of us are under-tall), most of us are overweight. as 20 per cent over the BMI reading. Then there are degrees of that such as grossly obese, and so forth. So, what to do about the children? I know a Mexican lady whose daughter is grossly obese. Her mother doesnt encourage her eating, tries to make her get exercise, monitors her goings and comings and friends and so forth. She hasnt had much success except when she returns to Mexico, or sends her daughter to Mexico to stay with relatives. There, the food includes more vegetables, but the village life-style features lots of exercise (translate work) and little t.v. or electronics. A Taiwanese guy I met several years ago was stationed by his government 25 pounds. He loved Big Macs and just about all American fatty foods. His name was Chang and he had a buddy also named Chang. We referred to the former as Fat Chang. He later moved back to Taiwan via Saudi Arabia and I hear he lost a lot of weight. It seems our environment has as much to do with being over-weight, obese, or whatever you call it. Too little exercise or just normal activity, too much lounging, watching, too much food, or, at least access to food. Taking children away from parents sounds a bit extreme particularly since we dont know the environment where theyd be put. Only skinny foster parents? Only skinny government workers? Obesity is now a cause of our First Lady. Not a bad cause, but she likes French Fries and her husband wolfs down big burgers. Huckabee, former Baptist Minister, Arkansas governor, presidential candidate, and now TV lot of weight, lectured about eating, but it looks like hes losing the battle. So, do we now dog our leaders about eating or do we remove them from the public eye because of the bad example they set? Dont forget about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who was mocked by his political opponents for being fat. Obesity IS a problem, but do we make it an obsession? Too thin models and body conscious actors and actresses, too much teen-age focus on body, create obsessions in the opposite direction. Will too much talk about food and weight, combined with forced supposedly healthy menus in schools or in restaurants create more problems? Maybe we just need to keep getting out the correct and proper information on nutrition to the general public as well as we know it. Keep in mind has literally been turned on its head. The environment changes, people change, information changes, science changes. Avoiding extreme measures might be a good thing to do. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to:


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 39 THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Rons Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Open 2-5pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-3pm Dinner 5-7pm 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 & Chicken 6-8pm Frank Caine Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6-9pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Harry 7-10pm The St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, has moved its headquarters from City Hall to St. Albans Episcopal Church at 8451 Blind Pass Road. As always, donations of money, non-perishable food items, hygiene items, books, toys or miscellaneous items suiting for sending to our troops are always welcome. They may be dropped off at our Post lounge, the lobby at City Hall or the Library, in addition to the facility at St. Albans. They are looking for a corporate sponsor. No accordion club for the summer. visited our Post. Please help! Items may be dropped off at Post anytime. For a list of items requested, go to www. Dont forget, Bingo is back, Wednesday 6p.m. Open to the public, kitchen open. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.


40 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Main Street, from front page regulations Hartley said the city could have a workshop on August 1, a planning board meeting on the 16th and a public hearing at a to-bedetermined date. This would allow the city to adopt the new map and regulations in October. Redevelopment Area) The city would create a TIF, from approximately 75th to 38th Streets with some exclusions. In such a district, the city collects any taxes associated with property value increases after a certain year and spends the difference only physical improvements in that district. For example, if the Upham Beach area collected TIF tax money, the city could only spend that money for improvements to the Upham Beach area. Both the city and Pinellas county must approve the TIF. The city would adopt incentives for people and developers to adapt environmentally-friendly building practices. St. Pete Beach could also create incentives to attract environmentally-minded businesses to the city. Other green initiatives would include advanced storm water runoff control programs, a debris recycling program and a waste management plan for disasters. The city could also create transit subsidies (such as bus passes) for employees. The citys comprehensive plan and land development code will also include green site design requirements. This is not the same thing as building code requirements, Hartley stressed. The city will develop an include demographic information about tourism as well as an analysis of the area. Shouldnt we take a step sometime in the near future, now that he plans in, to maybe poll the resorts and end out what their plans are? We operate on a lot of rumor, Mayor Steve McFarlin asked city hotels may not want to share their business plan. The economic development step will carry a price tag of $50,000 up to $100,000, Hartley said. Housing Other programs will include a public art and design master plan. The citys master plan should standards as well as a bikerand walker-friendly city. The city will also create affordable housing. The city will affordable housing for the additional employees needed on the beach if the economic development plan succeeds. The city may create this sort of housing inside or just outside St. Pete Beach city limits. St. Pete Beach government will turn Gulf Boulevard into a functioning local street within the Gulf Boulevard Redevelopment District, for both cars, bikes, and Hartley. The plan in its entirety will include underground utilities, street lighting, crosswalks, wider bike lanes and sidewalks alike, landscaping, street furnishings and public art and parking garages. St. Pete Beach will fund this plan and the related changes through the TIF fund, impact fees, Penny for Pinellas monies, county funds for beautifying Gulf Boulevard, other county fees and federal funds for livable community initiatives, Hartley told the commission. She said the city could also create a special taxing district, but I dont think we need to, she said. On behalf of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, chamber president Robin Grabowski offered to assist the city with local tourism data, obtaining grants and funds, and economic development. The chamber has its own economic development department. Gary Renfrow, owner of the Alden, also offered his input. Im very excited that we have talking about development, he said, but cautioned commission about the state of the economy. The hotel industry is turning the corner, I think, but its nowhere as strong as it needs to be, he said. Overall, the commission praised the plan and Hartleys work. It just feels to good to be a part of this after all the trouble and eeeehhhh and ehhhhhnnnnn, vice mayor Bev Garnett told Hartley. I know. I get to be a planner again, Hartley responded. For more information on the citys 11 proposed districts, please see the July 21 issue of the Gabber, available online as a PDF at Contact Cathy Salustri at


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 41 How Well Do You Know Harry?By Melissa LattmanST. PETE BEACHHarry Potter fans tested their knowledge at a trivia contest Monday night at the St. Pete Beach Public Library. Adri Fidani won the close contest getting the right answers often even without hearing the multiple-choice answers. books and now can easily read the rest, as she won a complete set of Harry Potter books. The couple dozen of Harry Potter trivia questions covered knowing whats on Harrys forehead, the mysterious Christmas gift Harry received and what word from the books ended up in the Oxford English Dictionary? Plus, what do the initials JK stand for in the author, J.K. Rowlings name? When is Harry Potters birthday (which he shares with Rowling)? (Answers: a lightning bolt shaped scar, an invisibility cloak, muggle, Joanne Kathleen and July 31). Youth Services Librarian Maryjane Hyatt organized the Harry Potter night, which celebrated the recent release of the last Harry Potter movieThe Deathly HallowsPart 2. Adri Fidani pictured with her dad Fatos Fidani and the complete collection of Harry Potter books she won.Monday is Pasta Night Back by popular demand from permanent residents, The Sons of Italy Lodge, 2500 34 Street S., will remain open Mondays from 4-8 p.m. The fare is still $5 for all you can eat pasta in real Italian sauce. Included are two meatballs, small salad, bread and coffee. The latest hit is their mussels in white or red sauce (minimal additional charge). Sausages, beverages and desserts are available at fair prices. Meet your neighbors and friends while you enjoy this casual atmosphere. Eat in or take all events and their hall is available for rental. Call 323-2691. Openings for Artists and Crafters The Gulfport Merchants Associations Art Walk has new openings for artists and crafters. The twice a month Art Walk is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen and purchased by hundreds of Tampa Bay locals as well as visitors from outside the area. Gulfport Art Walk takes place year-round along Beach Blvd. on the First Friday and Third Saturday of every month from 6-10 p.m. Exhibitors with handmade and personal creations are welcomed to submit an application now. Buskers and street performers are also welcomed to apply. There are a limited number of openings available for those who would like to be considered. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Photos required. Venue address: 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Please visit>Vendor Info>Gulfport Art Walk to apply and for additional show information or contact SIK Promotions at 727322-5217.


42 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 7/15 Harassing/Threat/Obscene CallsLocation Withheld. Battery2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trouble with Individual5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Threatening Bodily Harm5900 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Accident with Injuries1000 Blk 58th St. S. Trouble with Individual600 Blk 54th St. S. Trouble with Individual1800 Blk 58th St. S. Saturday 7/16 Noise Complaint2600 Blk 46th St. S. Theft5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise Complaint6300 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Call for Ofcer5300 Blk 16th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Sunday 7/17 Trouble with Individual1200 Blk 53rd St. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise Complaint5000 Blk 10th Ave. S. Suspicious Circumstances5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Noise Complaint5600 Blk 18th Ave. S. Domestic Verbal5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Monday 7/18 Civil Matter1100 Blk 52nd St. S. City/County Ordinance Violation2500 Blk Ohio Ct. S. Theft2000 Blk 57th St. S. Narcotics/Drugs5200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk 7th Ave. S. Burglary4900 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Trouble with Individual2600 Blk Quincy St. S. Animal Complaint5500 Blk 17th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual1000 Blk 53rd St. S. Tuesday 7/19 Suspicious Circumstances5500 Blk 19th Ave. S. City/County Ordinance Violation2000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft2600 Blk Miriam St. S. Violation of Court Order2500 Blk 53rd St. S. Trouble with Individual5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Circumstances6200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Wednesday 7/20 Suspicious PersonClam Bayou. Disorderly Intoxication5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Criminal Mischief2600 Beach Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle2000 Blk 49th St. S. Criminal Mischief2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Burglary2100 Blk Premier Dr. S. Domestic Battery5400 Blk 7th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual4900 Blk 12th Ave. S. Trouble with Individual5400 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trouble with IndividualTomlinson Park. Thursday 7/21 Suspicious Circumstances6200 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person5800 Blk 13th Ave. S. Criminal Mischief1100 Blk Gray St. S. Domestic Battery900 Blk Gray St. S. Trouble with Individual5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Crime Awareness Meeting The next Crime Awareness and Prevention meeting will be held on Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. The topic will be on crime stats from 4-1-11 thru 6-30-11 and much more. Hope to see all concern citizens there. Giving back to the Community The Korean War Veterans Association KWVA presented a check to the Pinellas Park Scholarship Foundation in the amount of $20,000. A separate check in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Andrew Mills, a student at Dixie Hollins High School in recognition for his participation in the KWVA annual Scholarship Program. The event was attended by the Mayor of Pinellas Park, City Council, interested parties and the following members of the KWVA: Clarence Dadswell, Carl Mitchell, Everett Dewitt, Tina Crisp and photographer Robert Stanley.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 43 Try your hand at SudokuNaked, Intoxicated Men Arrested Following Spree of VandalismGULFPORTGregory Reynolds and Wyly Weeks (both 22 years old), were arrested in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 20th when police found them walking naked across Gulfport Blvd. The two claimed they were walking home from OMaddys bar on Gulfport beach, and they thought it might be funny to do so without any clothes on. After the two were transported to the jail, police started to receive several calls from residents complaining of damaged property. All of the calls were along the route that Reynolds and Weeks had walked, and over checking video surveillance footage from businesses in the area. In all, the two men committed over a thousand dollars worth of damage to fences, mailboxes, and windows on cars and buildings. Their crimes victimized thirteen different people over a span of approximately thirty minutes, mostly along Beach Blvd. in the downtown waterfront area. Reynolds remained in jail on the previous charges, but Weeks had already been released on bond. On Weeks and arrested him again. Both men now stand charged not only with disorderly intoxication for walking around naked, but with felony criminal mischief as well. Dog Tag Heroes Needs Donations, Volunteers organization that provides free returning from war. They have opened a Boutique & Thrift Store at 5601 66th Street N. in the 66th St. Flea Market. They are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come shop or drop off your donations. Any soldier in need can CEO in regards to items they need for their household. Call 727577-5455 or visit Lodi Region CaliforniaThe Lodi region, part of the larger Central Valley wine region of California, is located directly east of San Francisco Bay, between the cities of Sacramento and Stockton. The west of the region lies close to the edge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, while its eastern boundary runs parallel with the Sierra Foothills. and via a gap in the Coastal Ranges. Those parts of the region which are closer to the Delta are noticeably cooler, although most of Lodi enjoys warm days and is suited to the production of full


44 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is your Legal Health? (Part 1) As with your physical well-being, you can avoid major legal problems by periodically checking the status of your legal health. Some of the areas in which you may wish to consider getting a legal check-up are estate planning, wills, trusts, insurance retirement planning. A review of your legal affairs on an annual basis to ensure that all relevant legal documents meet your current needs is recommended. Many times, a yearly legal checkup will uncover legal problems that can be corrected before they cause a major problem. For example, with a birth or death of a loved one, you may wish to reevaluate your will, trust or estate plan. Like a physician or dentist, a lawyer is trained to diagnose legal problems or maladies and recommend cures. During your legal checkup, a review of your family investments, business interests and employment should be accomplished. health, a lawyer should be able to anticipate what remedial action is necessary before a minor problem becomes a costly disaster. In upcoming segments of this publication, we will together explore some of the common legal problems uncovered by a legal checkup. As with a medical problem, it is important to see a lawyer as early as possible, that is, before a legal problem occurs, or if there is already a legal problem, before it becomes more aggravated and costly. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers 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 a speconsult an attorney. Ongoing 13-week revolving course. Start any week. Power Point presentation. 400 page materials book. One day 8-hour course available Completion satisfies FL Boater ID Safety Requirements. GulfportUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16, 3120 Miriam Street S. When: Every Thursday 7:30-9:30pm. Special: 7/23/11 SAT. ONE DAY Course 8am-5pm *pre-registration suggested Contact: 727-399-7986 email: St. PetersburgUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 72, 1300 Beach Dr. SE (USCG South Moorings) When: Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm Contact: 727-898-1324 or www.cgaux72.infoSt. Pete BeachUSCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78, Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way When: Every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm Contact: Jim at 360-4846 or Warren at 321-7801


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 45 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Building a Stronger Community Is Good for Your Health! In his recent book, Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell cites a study that proves a strong localized community actually improves your health. The study is centered on Roseto, Pa., a small community comprised mainly of immigrants from a small Italian village also named Roseto. This village attracted international attention in 1950 when it was exposed as having the lowest rate of heart disease in our whole nation. The study, led by physician Stewart Wolf, studied the entire population of 2,000 people and discovered that the death rate from disease was 35 percent lower than the rest of the country. There was no suicide, alcoholism or drug addiction, and very little crime. No one was on welfare, and no one had peptic ulcers. They found that Rosetons ate pretty much what the rest of the country was eating, deriving 41 percent of their calories from fat, with many struggling with obesity and lots of heavy smokers. The difference between Roseto and the rest of the country was not diet, exercise or a genetic predisposition to good health. It had nothing to do with the land or the water, and everything to do with the town itself. What these immigrants brought with them to rural Pennsylvania was an old world sense of community. Rosetans made the time to stop and chat with each other on the street. They cooked for each other in backyard parties and held friendships in high priority. Extended families lived under the same roof, with elderly parents commanding respect. There were 22 civic groups serving the small population. Roseto had a healthy and prosperous localized community where everyone knew each other and were all there to lend a helping hand when things got and those falling on hard times were never shunned. The villagers had woven a social fabric of interconnected relationships where each thread was valued and needed for the good of the whole. As a result, individuals had a sense of belonging and well-being. Their labor was valued, and all were considered equally important to the community -whether they were the mayor or the garbage men. This fabric was economic as well as social, with much of the communitys needs met by members labors. No chain stores, big box stores or Chinese imports were valued over locally produced goods and services. Sound familiar? Yes, there are still a few American towns and villages that could pass for Roseto. Researchers who worked with Wolf found new ways to look at heart disease and treat the patient holistically, as a member of a community. The ongoing recession and state of the world weigh heavy on our communities. Money is tight for most of us, family relations are strained, and stress is wearing out our last nerves. Now is the time when we need to pull together and look above our individual problems to building a stronger community. When we look at individuals in our community, they are each unique and beautiful, but what really makes a work of art is seeing each individual brushstroke as part of a whole painting. As an artist, I often have to take a few steps back from my work to see the painting as a whole. As a community member, lets collectively take a few steps back, regard the lovely tapestry of friends, neighbors and small businesses, and ask, What can I do to make it better? Then realize that what effort you do to build a stronger community is also good for your health, your familys health and the well-being of us all.


46 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 City of Gulfport Womens Softball Team Registration Priority RegistrationAugust 8-August 12, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gulfport Recreation Center This priority registration is for teams which currently play in our summer league. The ten-game season will be played on Friday nights beginning September 9th with a 6-team maximum. League fees are $385 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents of Gulfport, due at registration. The managers name listed on the current roster must be the person to register during priority registration. Payment can be made by cash or check.Open RegistrationAugust 15, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Gulfport Recreation Center This registration is open to any team interested in playing in the fall league if spots are available. The league fee is $385 or $485 for teams with three or more non-residents of Gulfport. Payments must be cash or check and are due at registration. For information, please call John at 893-1079. Buskers Welcome! Buskers and street performers are always welcome at Corey Sunset Celebration and Gulfport Art Walk! Buskers may work for hat, at no charge to set up. Choose your own location. Art Walk Takes place on every month, from 6-10 p.m., and the Corey Sunset Celebration takes place on the second and fourth Friday each month, from 6-10 p.m. Please call 727-322-5217 to register. Bring Donations to Gulfport Fresh Market GULFPORTThe Gulfport Merchants Association is collecting donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center Pantry, which offers food and other needed items to struggling Gulfport families, is in great need of donations to keep up with the needs of its clients. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round open-air market held in Gulfports Waterfront District. Vendors offer a variety of produce, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables. Vendors also offer local honey, herbs, seafood, cheese, fresh breads, pastries, nuts and granola, gourmet and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, bath and body products, jewelry and much more. Many other unique items are available from over 40 vendors. A variety of local artists and crafters offer their wares. Live music is featured during each market. The village in which the Market takes place includes a variety of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 47 PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Logophobia -fear of words OBSERVATION Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. -Napoleon Bonaparte CURTAIN CALLS The Swedish author Dan Andersson (1888-1920) checked in, but didnt check out, of the Hotel Hellman in Stockholm. Prior to Anderssons arrival, hotel staff had used hydrogen cyanide to eradicate a bedbug infestation. That killed off the pests, but also Andersson when staff failed to completely void his room of the killer gas. By Scott LafeeDont Mock the Hammock time to break out the hammock for a glorious season of afternoon naps. In fact, if you have trouble sleeping, you might think about keeping a hammock handy year-round. Swiss researchers studied subjects sleeping on a bed that gently rocked back and forth like a hammock, one full motion every four seconds, slower than clocks pendulum. Scalp electrodes measured brain activity in the snoozers. The neuroscientists at the University of Geneva found that not only did the smooth, slow rocking motion put people to sleep faster, but it also increased the length of N2 sleep. Its a form of non-REM sleep that makes up roughly half of a normal, good nights rest and the frequency of sleep spindles -a burst of neural activity that may, in part, be the brain calming itself down. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE The average person sheds 121 pints of tears in a lifetime. COUNTS 1 in 13 -Ratio of children who have at least one food allergy. That works out to 8 percent of all children in the United States or just under 6 million American kids. Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DOC TALK Pillow positive -Patients regularly admitted into hospitals for prolonged stays but with no apparent physiological problem. Its joked that they arrive at the hospital with their own favorite pillows.


48 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Red Hatters go out to Play! On Friday, July 15th, the Red Hot Beach Nuts, a chapter of the Red Hat Society enjoyed dinner at Quaker Steak and Lube before seeing a fantastic play Music Man at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Their next outing will be at the Dali Museum on August 11th. Food Program lls Summer Needs Pinellas County Health and Human Services will sponsor the 2011 Summer Food Service Program for children at recreation and community centers, school sites, churches and day camps throughout Pinellas County. The program will operate through Aug. 9. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded initiative operated nationwide by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered statewide by the Florida Department of Education. The program provides nutritionally balanced meals to children during summer vacation when school is not in session. The meals are provided free at eligible sites to all children 18 years of age and younger. Program sponsors are reimbursed for meals served at approved sites in low-income areas. For more information about the Summer Food Service Program and a listing of sites open this summer, call Carol McKinney at 727-464-8439, or


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 49 Sizzlin Summer BashBy Melissa Lattman Deborah Probst and Angel Bordeaux enjoy the water view at Saturdays Sizzlin Summer Bash.ST. PETE BEACHBeautiful water views, food samples from more than 20 local restaurants and a silent auction were part of Saturdays 3rd Annual Sizzlin Summer Bash. The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce event was held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. While staying at the CanniLua Lodge near Red Feather Lakes, CO during a horticultural retreat, I realized I had a Gabber with me for reading during Photo by wrangler C. Timber Buddes, Crystal Lakes, CO Submitted by Stigney (Stig) Bnowski, Gulfport Animal Shelter Seeks Donations Pet Pal Animal Shelter is in need of animal wishlist items: Science Diet canned and dry cat and dog food; large dog toys, kongs, nylabones, kitty litter, cat carriers and beds. Cleaning supplies include bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent and garbage bags. Donations can be dropped off at the Shelter Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. located at 405 22 Street S. in St Petersburg. To make a monetary donation, call 727378-7738. To view adoptable animals or all wishlist needs, visit www. Tangerine Blues Fest Volunteers Needed Want to get in early on a great volunteer opportunity? So49 (49th Street South Business Association) is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming 4th Annual Tangerine Blues Fest. Volunteers will receive an orientation before the September 24 event and opportunities include, but are not limited to; entrance monitoring, parking, beer truck and ticket booth. This year promises to be bigger and better than last year Hospital of St. Pete. Volunteer opportunities will be in a variety of areas so get your spot now! Contact Walt Dill at or you can call him at 727-515-4941. Currently So49 is actively working on the Community Garden, an Artist Studio Tour and a Car Show (to the Gulfport Teen Council). So49 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center at 1617 49 Street S. in Gulfport. For or email to So49web@ or call Walt Dill at 727515-4941 or Jeri Reed at 727439-5381.


50 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Program Needs Back-To-School Clothing Back-To-School is upon us and Clothes To Kids (CTK) is busy providing school wardrobes to nearly 100 children a day. They have a huge need for boys pants sizes 6 thru 12 and young mens jeans sizes 30 36. Gently used clothing and sneakers are in great demand. CTK also needs uniform pants and shirts white, blue and light blue to support the 23 schools requiring uniforms. Clothes To Kids (CTK) provides free clothing to Pinellas School children grades K thru 12 that are on the free or reduced lunch program. Families and social organizations are encouraged to make their shopping appointments now. An appointment is easy. In South County call 727-3277100 (St. Pete store) and in North County call 727-441-5050 (Clearwater store). Visit for more information about the program at CTK. New or gently used school clothes. uniforms, and shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N. Hercules Ave., or in St. Pete at 3251 3rd Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Free Phones for the Hearing ImpairedTALLAHASSEE Across Florida, more than 1.7 million people who devote their time, energy and are comfortable and safe will be recognized this November during National Family Caregivers Month. Florida Telecommunications Relay, of specialized telecommunications equipment for people with hearing loss and speech disabilities, applauds caregivers and is offering helpful tools throughout November that can improve the connection between caregivers and loved ones. telephones to the estimated three million Floridians with hearing loss, a common health concern for senior citizens. FTRI is encouraging Pinellas County caregivers to inform their family members about the state program and point them to regional and eligibility information available at FTRI provides a range of free solutions, including the Clarity having a hearing loss. The cordless Clarity W425 Pro boosts incoming audio up to 45 decibels while speech enhancing technology makes phone calls clearer and easier to understand. Florida Telecommunications Relay, 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard Impaired. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service. For more information, visit Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 51 Hands on DesignBy Melissa LattmanST. PETERSBURGHow do the shoes we wear and the smart phones we use progress from idea to product? Middle school and high school students participated in a hands-on introduction to design and manufacturing at the Science Center of Pinellas County. Students worked with engineers and designers to create a product during the summer workshop. They spent a morning coming up with and sketching design ideas together. They used the six thinking hatsa model which channels styles of thinking such as using available data, intuition, creativity, risk analysis, value, and process control. We are going to use different ways of brainstorming...We will pick a product. For two hours its data input day. The students will be CEO, marketing, manufacturing, sales, and consumers. We will brainstorm and learn thats the initial step of any product, Leo Riza, President of R & R Associates said. The program provided real life opportunities for students. My dad is an engineer and my sister is a graphic designer. It is fun to see what kind of products you can bring out in to the world and how to help the public, said Josh Cohen. The program helped students with their career goals. I know I want to be an engineerI get to combine my love of art with my love of tinkering with stuff, Neecee Pate said. Brigit Bergmiller hoped to learn more about the design process. I like to think about how to design the inside of houses and what goes on the inside of housesinterior design, she said. The new two-week program introduced students to the manufacturing process. The program covered brainstorming ideas, the design and engineering process, creating prototypes, marketing and the patenting process. The program will continue after school at the center with more hands on design work. Plus, high students will be able to build sugar models of designs with a machine. We will have software to show stress points on the design. Were teaching students how to apply traditional math and science skills, said Shelly Puckett, Business Development Manager at the science center. Neecee Pate shows thinking hats she made as tools for brainstorming design ideas at the Science Center of Pinellas County. St. Petersburg Writers Club The St. Petersburg Writers Club of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the West Branch Library at the corner of 8th Avenue N. and 67 Street adjacent to St. Petersburg College. Anyone interested in writing, whether a seasoned professional or a beginner, is welcome to attend. The purpose of the club is to encour age every member to write more effectively and to be published appropriately. Most of the reading time is devoted to members reading from their works-in-progress and hearing other member critiques. Membership is open to writers of all ages and all levels of writing skill working in any literary genre. Dues are $10 per year. Guests and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Martha Dupes at 736-3355 or Pat First at 397-8833. Town Shores Library They have a good selection of romance and mystery novels. There are also biographies, large print, those categories can be found in the general section. In terms of donations, they have limited shelf space so they do not accept technical, religious, howto, game or text books. Donated paperback or hard cover books do not have to be new but should be in good condition. When returning books, please do not shelve them. Put them in the bins. The volunteers who work in the library will appreciate that. Call 381-8306 with questions.


52 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 cleaning cigarette butts and other litter off the beach in preparation for the cleanup. It seems like the majority of them are right at the tide line where the water washes up; thats where I picked [them] up, Williams said. Wherever those cigarette butts are coming some of them might be coming from the grass area, some of them might be coming from the water thats where they remain. You got the citys attention, vice mayor David Hastings told the group at the events end. From this point forward, the city will rake around each beach pavilion and low areas every Friday. Williams estimates it will add about an hour of labor every week to his staff. Its more than just the every week pickup that we do. There are so many cigarette butts that we have to take the extra time. Its not like you can just pick up cups and branches. The vice mayor, the lone elected representative at Saturday mornings cleanup, told the group he would propose a permanent smoking ban on the beach. I found cigarette butts from the 1950s, the vice-mayor said to the group. The vice mayor is an oral cancer survivor. Hudson praised both the city and the volunteers. I thought the event was a huge success. It was made much easier by the fact that the city spent three days prior cleaning up the beach, Mr. Hudson added. He also said the sense of community at the event encouraged him. It was really great to see such a diverse group, especially when there were people there who had butted heads on prior city issues. I saw people at that event speaking to each other who havent spoken to each other in quite a long time. It was great to see them come together for one cause; it lot of different views, but regardless, we all love Gulfport, he said. I was really impressed that people came out and did what needed to be done. I just think its wonderful that the city comes together. Everybody came together when it counted, Judy Baggs said. Baggs brought her 15-year-old granddaughter Kayla to the event. She added that until she saw Hudsons photos of the beach prior to the event (available on the Gabbers Facebook page), she didnt realize the state of affairs. I had no idea our beaches looked like that. It was very disappointing that things had gone downhill, she said. Gulfport Neighbors is volunteer Vince Lovko plucks a can from citys storm sewer grate. Lovko and his family moved here from Gulfport, Mississippi last fall. He works at Mote Marine laboratory as a marine biologist specializing in red tide. He told the Gabber he attended the cleanup just to help clean up the city.Volunteers Clean Beach, Possible Smoking Baneffort of concerned citizens who are dealing with any issues that segment of the community, according to one member, Bob Newcomb. Mr. Newcomb stresses that the group welcomes everyone. It is not a faction of any particular interest or group of the communitys present or past, he says. Its an interesting coming together of a whole lot of people. There wasnt any one group or one force behind it. The group will announce its next community event next week. Watch the Gabbers web site for more information. The group also plans to address arts and other issues as residents bring them forward. For more information on Gulfport Neighbors and any of their projects in and around Gulfport, keep watching the Gabber. For more photos, check out the Gabbers web site at Contact Cathy Salustri at


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 53 The Giving Tree, Skink, and the Lifted LoraxTheres this part of the The Giving Tree that always makes me cry. Its at the end, when the child is an old man, and all the tree can offer him is a place to rest. done more for making my generation environmentally aware than any other kids book I know, unless its the lifted Lorax, speaking for the disappearing Truffula trees. We all have a short list of books that shaped us. For me, its The Giving Tree, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Lorax, Wuthering Heights, Walden, Cross Creek, and pretty much everything Carl Hiaasens ever written. with Bronte and Thoreau, and yet there he is, insisting we pay attention to how were letting politicians muck up Florida. Turns out he serves me well as I watch local government make a perfect mess out of paradise. My favorite character from his novels, Skink, is a former Florida governor who violently avenges anyone who for the Everglades, the panther, and the trees. Hell kill a person before hell kill a tree, especially if that person was about to kill a tree. Hes just about perfect. At Gulfports city council meeting last week, two of our council members the two I would ordinarily call the greenest said OK by me to moving an oak tree to make room for a new sign in Clymer Park. As much as I would like to do so, Im not about to debate with councilmembers Sam Henderson and Jennifer Salmon why this is a blazingly stupid idea or why an arborist who makes money by moving trees will say whatever his client wants him to say. They can go buy their own copies of The Giving Tree. But instead of cutting down the tree, lets think about using Clymer Parks natural assets to the citys advantage. Im not a fan of Clymer Park. First we have the debacle in city hall with the sign in Clymer Park, next we want to rip out a perfectly good oak tree because it blocks the view of the sign, and all the while, we arent really using the park as a park at all. Its more of a green area that sucks money from the city budget. Cut the grass, edge the grass, chemically manipulate the grass. Any Florida gardener will tell you that grass is the least economically sound decision you can make for your landscape. In fact, if were talking about removing a living green thing from Clymer Park, lets start there. What if, instead of a big strip of grass that the city has to mow on a regular basis, the city turned Clymer Parks weedy strip of grass into a lush subtropical landscape? What if Gulfport opted to honor the Clymer family name with a mini-botanical garden? Picture it with me for a minute: fan palms and sturdy oaks lining either side of the park, ringed by spurts of fragrant white jasmine climbing the trunks of the oaks. Alongside the trees pink bouganvillea explode into color alongside clusters of purple crepe myrtles. Clymer Gardens wouldnt just have bike path and a live tree (just like towns used to have) for the citys Christmas decorations. People could walk along meandering, shaded pathways, pausing to sketch on a bench. Instead of the money pit with little aesthetic value you see today, youd see a park a real one, with all invited people to stop and check it out. Painting classes could meet there, as could yoga classes and councilwoman Salmons organic landscaping classes. The city, with the help of volunteers, could plant a second community garden here. The city could even plant edible landscaping and create habitat for birds and other wildlife. On Halloween, picture a haunted walk through the park, which would be free for residents but cost for nonresidents, so instead of dumping money into the park (after, of course, the initial expense of buying and planting the greenery), the city could make money on it. I guess Im picturing a park that everyone could use and would want to. Sound a little idealistic? motivation, too: while the city pays to mow and maintain the grass that stretches from Gulfport Boulevard to the Catherine Hickman theatre, what Im describing doesnt need mowing, fertilizing or irrigation. Even the groundcovers could survive on rainfall. While were all living my verdant fantasy, lets go to the beach. At last weeks cleanup, the city manager said that if the city didnt rake the beach every day, the greenery would overtake the sand. While I love a day at the beach, lets think about that for a minute: what if we removed the grass and added in buff colored sand dunes sprouting saffron and malachite sea oats, purple railroad vines and yellow beach trees and weve created two things: a spectacular view from across the street and a return to how the waterfront may have looked before we trashed it. Maybe the city could through the trees. Of course, it wont happen. Gulfport city hall has this odd attachment to grass: its care is budgeted every year, even when we have to cut other programs and raise taxes. But think about what we could do if we capitalized on all the sunshine, warm temperatures, and rain. Think of what we could do if we took advantage of living in paradise instead of destroying it. But no, Im not going to debate with the city council the merits of moving a tree that probably would live another couple of centuries. Skinks out there somewhere, and maybe a few Loraxes. Ill let them have that argument. After all, someones got to speak for the trees.Contact Cathy Salustri at


54 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 Practice Real Happiness: If You Can Breathe, You Can Meditate Before Real Happiness, Sharon Salzbergs new book about creating a more joyful life, there was real unhappiness and deep despair. Her father left home when she was 4. Her mother died when she was 9. She went to live with her grandparents, but her grandfather died soon after. Her father returned, tried to kill himself and ended up a mental patient for the rest of his life. And you think you had a tough childhood? By the time Sharon left for households, all chaotic and confusing. She felt abandoned and angry. And then, when she was 18 -convinced she was unworthy of love -Sharon went to India. And her life changed in wonderful ways. Sharon learned to meditate, to look deep within, and what she discovered is what shes been living and teaching every since: that goodness exists in everyone; that she was wildly worthy of love; that everyone deserves to be happy and can be happy, once you learn to be mindful, compassionate and free of judgments. If you can breathe, you can meditate, she writes in Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation how-to guide that includes a CD with Sharon expertly narrating nine guided meditations. As cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, shes been teaching her style of Buddhistbased meditation for more than 35 years, but in her newest book, her eighth, shes stripped away all the esoteric Buddhist text and terms and gone straight to the heart of the teachings. Once we have a sense of a center, she writes, we can more easily withstand the onslaught of overstimulation, uncertainty and anxiety the world launches at us, without getting overwhelmed. I heard Sharon explore the power of meditation at a Real Happiness Santa Fe, N.M., this spring. Shes funny, smart and a gifted teacher, with a soothing voice and surprisingly sleepy eyes -a cross between Roseanne Barr and the Dalai Lama. Her no-big-deal, anyone-can-do-it approach to meditation is warm, inviting and entirely profound. If you have even the slightest interest in learning to meditate, look no further. Buy the book, and follow its introductory 28-day program. Step-by-step, story-by-story, breathby-breath, Sharon leads us toward a life of compassion, connection and loving kindness, while teaching us the skills to let go of fear, anger and envy. At the end of day one, I bought three copies of her book for friends. Here are a few highlights from my time with SS: WHAT MEDITATION IS NOT. Meditation isnt a religion. You dont have to be Buddhist or Hindu or a yogi to practice. The techniques Sharon teaches can be done within any faith tradition or be done in an entirely secular way. You dont need special skills or a huge chunk of time every day. (She recommends 20 start there.) Meditation is not an attempt to stop thinking, she writes. Its a way to recognize our thoughts, to observe and understand them, and relate to them more skillfully. WHY PRACTICE MEDITATION? Meditation is a medical miracle. Clinical studies show it promotes wellness, reduces stress, boosts learning and memory, improves sleep and depression, lowers blood pressure and much more. Sharon focuses more on the emotional and to stay in the moment; letting go of judgments; becoming aware of a calm and stable center that gets us through tough times. Meditation isnt passive, she says. Deepening our concentration brings us power and energy and healing. YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN. Sharons taught thousands of people to meditate, and the one truth we all need to hear, over and over, is that losing concentration is normal. It happens to everyone. You start out focusing on your breath, and after just a few, youre thinking about lunch, or your itchy nose. No problem, says Sharon. Just begin again. And what if you feel bored, restless, deep valuable as a pleasant one -maybe more so, she knows. We can look mindfully at joy, sorrow or anguish. It doesnt matter whats going on; transformation comes from changing our relationship to whats going on. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! You could search the whole world deserving of your love as yourself. -Buddha theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 55 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Gulfport Staff Reviews Q: When does city staff receive performance evaluations? A: There is no set time for staff to receive evaluations. Some employees receive them on their employment anniversary date, but others get evaluated at the start of the budget year, depending under which administration they were hired under, City Manager Jim OReilly said. He has not hired anyone, only promoted, but he says he would likely set performance review dates for new hires for October 1. Only the citys three charter members (the attorney, clerk and city manager) do not receive regular reviews. That is the prerogative of city council, he explains. Ask us! Send them to Emergency Energy Assistance for Seniors Pinellas County Health and Human Services Department provides emergency energy assistance of up to $600 to senior citizens unable to pay their power bills. Funds from the Area Agency on residents 60 and older in danger of having their power disconnected during the designated cooling and heating seasons when demand and bills are higher than normal. Eligible seniors must have a crisis with a delinquent notice from the utility company or a notice that power has been shut off to be considered for help. They may also qualify to receive repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher for fans, heaters and blankets. Eligible seniors can receive help up to twice a year during each highdemand season. Health and Human Services staff members screen applicants to determine if they meet income limits. The income limit is 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline. For a household of one, the limit is $16,245 a year. For two people, the income limit is $21,855 (add $5,610 for each additional member of family units with more than eight members.) Prospective clients can either stop by a Health and Human Services and information. Call Annie Shaw at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in St. Petersburg. Health and Human 2189 Cleveland Street, Suite 230, Clearwater and at 647 First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. This program is funded by Area Inc.


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Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 61 1992 FORD CROWN VICTORIA-LX. Black, Full Canvas Roof, Low Miles, Good MPG & Condition. $1800. 727-360-0616. 1995 BONNEVILLE SSE-Tinted Windows. Runs Good. $950. obo 727-209-7393. 727403-1031. 1996 CADILLAC DEVILLE-92,217 miles. Well Maintained, Recently Tuned Up, New Tires. $2400. obo 727-418-8828. 1999 LINCOLN -One Owner, A.C. Full Power, Runs excellent. Nice car. Must Sell! Moving! Wont last! $1700 o.b.o. Ed, 727-2907760, Ron, 727-565-9865 ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Furniture/Appliances WHITE SIDE BY SIDE-Refrigerator $200. White Gas Range $50. Black Dishwasher $50. 727-343-3588. SLEEP NUMBER BEDModel 7000, King, Pillow Top, Asking $1500. 727-546-0223 COMPETE QUEEN BEDROOM-Set. Bed only 4/mos. old. Headboard, Dresser, Night Stand. $200. obo Also Paintings, Plants & Misc 727623-3595. General Y VEHICLE-Cargo Box, Gas, 11 HP, 4-cycle 350cc Engine. $2995. Call Marty McCormick 727-667-5882. EASY GO 2008 GOLF CARS-Includes Top Charger, Fold Down WIndshield, $2295. With New Batteries $2695. Call Marty McCormick, 727-536-0416 or cell 727-667-5882.AVON REPS NEEDEDSign-up with top seller Or purchase products. Call Mirzana 727-453-2637 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 1 PIECE EXERCISE GYM-Legs & Arms. $50.00 obo Can Deliver. 727-709-2660. HAVE LITTLE VISITORS COMING?-We specialize in babies/kids accommodations. Everything from toys to car seats, highchairs to beds. We deliver too! For more info, Kiddy Korner, 527-3600. LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. Musical Instruments MARSHALL & WENDELL UPRIGHT PIANOVery Good Condition. Ivory Keys, Teach your children to play. 727-384-2043. Wanted Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale HUGE RUMMAGE SALE-First United Methodist Church in Downtown St. Petersburg. 8am 2pmFriday 8/5 Saturday 8/6 Last Hour of Sale, 1p.m.-2pm. Fill a Bag for a Buck! In Church Basement, 212 3rd St. N. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8am.-1pm. 745 41st St. N. St. Petersburg. (corner of 8th Ave. N. & 41st St. N.) Small Kitchen Appliances, Computer, Sewing Machines Furniture, Clothing, Lamps, Household. Vinyl Records, CDs, Plants, Etc. All Proceeds go to Down Syndrome Foundation. 5226 GULFPORT BLVDSat.9:30-3p.m. Small Furniture, household. Large variety misc. items, tools. 5443 31ST. AVE. S.Sat. 8-Noon. Many Unique Items! 4942 13TH AVE. S.-Sunday 7/24. 10:00am.5:00pm. Canoe, Tools, Misc. GARAGE SALE-Sat. July 30th, 8am.-2pm. Piano, Furniture, Misc. Items. LIthuanian American Club. 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Lost & Found LOST PET COCKATIEL BIRD-Lost in Pinellas Point/Maximo Moorings Area. Gray with White Edged Wings. Yellow Crested Head, Orange Cheek. REWARD!! 727-906-4199. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. Automotive General Yard/Garage Sale Happy Talk 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 ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F.


62 Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 GULFPORT 2702 MIRIAM ST. S.2/1 Duplex, Carport, C/H/A, Clean & Bright. $850/Mo & Security. Tile Floors, Two Blocks from Marina & Clam Bayou Nature Park. 727-542-6090. UNFURNISHED LARGE 1BR APTConvenient Location on Busline. Newly Painted. 617 40th St. N. $500/Mo. Credit/Background Check. Off St. Parking. 727-418-2242. 1BR/1BA GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Apt. Quiet, Single Person Only. No Pets/Smoking. Includes W/T/S, and Basic Cable. Carport, Clean. $595/Mo. +security. Ref. 727-7765544. LARGE FURNISHED ROOM-$475/Mo. Full House Privileges, Private Entrance, Parking, W/D, Electric, Water, Cable/Wireless. Included. No Smoking/Pets, 727-916-0916 or 727916-1660. LOVELY GULFPORT HOME-3BR/1BA, great master bedroom overlooks garden. Fenced yard. Furnished or unfurnished. $1000/mo. plus security. 727-321-7189GULFPORT 2BR/1BA Apt. Walk to beach. Laundry, Central AC, All appliances. $700/mo. plus $500 security. 727-347-1017. 1BR APT. WITH LAKEVIEW-Clean & Quiet. On Cul-de-Sac. Washer/Dryer. $650/Mo. A/C & Utilities Included. Very Nice Condition! No Dogs 727-637-4477. CONDO FOR RENT-2 BR/1.5BA, Furnished, Heated Pool, 5 minutes to Beach. Cable Inc., $875/mo. 727-319-0816. After 6PM 727-3916992. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. GULFPORT 2BR APT.Large Deck, Huge Private Pool, Walk to Beach, Art District, No Pets, $775/Mo. & Security. 727-346-9031.GREAT LOCATION GULFPORT MARINADuplex 2/1, Freshly Painted. 985sqft. Fully Applianced, Laundry room with W/D. Central AC/ Heat. Garage Space Available. $850/Mo. 401523-4540. GULFPORT-Small Quiet Efciency Apt. Private Driveway, Alley Access. Full Kitchen/ Bath, $575/Mo. & Security. Water included. No Pets/Smoking, Working Single Person Only. 727-327-2772. EFFICIENCIES-Weekly, start $155/wk. Utilities included. Near 24th Ave. N. & 28th St. N. St. Pete. 727-521-1010. ST. PETERSBURG-1BR. 4340 37th St. S. Beautifully Spacious Newly Renovated Condo, Large Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, Bath Tile Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking, Lawn Care & Much More. Must See! $650/Mo. 727-343-7332. TREASURE CLUB CONDO-Extra Large 1BR/1.5BA, Newly Renovated. Cable & Water Included. W/D Available 8/1 $800/Mo. 727343-5500 Call after 4:30pm. 2521 51ST WAY S.2BR/1BA, Carport, Patrially Screened, C/H/A, Terrazo Floors, $800/ Mo. ALSO: 2401 Quincy St. S. 2BR/1BA, Large FR, Could be 3rd BR, C/H/A, Carport, New Carpet in BRs. $750/Mo. 727-365-9390. STUDIO APT-New Kitchen, 1 Bath, Central AC. Very Private. Cable & Electric Included. Beautiful Floors. Excellent & Safe Area. Off Street Parking. $550/Mo. +Deposit (1 person only). 877 42nd Ave. N. St. Pete 727-4184885. ST. PETE BEACH-Gorgeous Studio Apt. with Bay View. $625/Mo. Annual. Deposit $425. Includes WSG, Basic Cable. Nice Pool Area. 10min. walk to Beach and Corey Ave. Available Furnished. Laundry on Premise. Call 813774-0462. GULFPORT DUPLEX-1/1 $650/Mo. 2/1 $750/ Mo. Clean, Cute Kitchens, Big Closets, Ceiling Fans, CHA, Front Porch, Water/Garbage Included. Smoke Free, 727-424-6085. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton at 727-822-2200. SEASONAL RENTAL-IGulfport. 2BR/1BA, $200/wkly. And 1BR/1BA, $180/wkly. plus Deposit. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727321-5146. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR. $625/Mo. +$625/ Security. Parking. 727-710-0776. LAYLOW BUNGALOWS-Gulfport. 5019 29th Ave. S. #3. 2/BR $695/Mo. +$350/Sec. Coin W/D on site. See pics on Craigs list. 727-7425140. 4551 3RD AVE. S.2BR/1BA, $795 & Security. Call Mickey the Realtor, 727-560-2508. TWO COMMERCIAL OFFICES-for rent. Reception area, cable ready, conference room. $300/mo. each. Call 480-8546. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Handyman & Housekeeper, possible live-in. 727-289-3588. GULFPORT EFFICIENCY-Near library, beach. $450/mo. plus electric & deposit. WSG & cable included. 727-321-8582. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028 54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Premesis, Off Street Parking, W/S/G Included. References Required. $500/Mo. & Security Deposit. Call 644-0602. Available Aug. 1st. 2BR APT. IN GREAT GP-Neighborhood. Tile Floors throughout, Lots of storage. Nice Yard. Walking Distance to Town, Minutes to Beach. $650/Mo. plus $600 Security 727-967-2154. 3542 41ST AVE. S.Condo, Gated Community, 1BR/1BA, 1st. Floor. $700/Mo. Heated Pool, Tennis, Pets OK. 2 Weeks free rent with approved credit. 727-492-9065. CLOSE TO STETSON3BR/2BA/1CG, $1090/Mo. & 1BR near Pasadena Publix, Water included $610/Mo. 345-7036. City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent SPACIOUS 4BR2 Full Bath. Large Family Room, Livingroom, dining room. Laundry on Premises. Near Pasadena Yacht & country Club. 973-539-5808 or


Gabber July 28 August 3, 2011 63 ST. PETE HOUSE-2BR/1BA, Freshly Painted. Good Location. Washer/Dryer. Fenced Yard, City Gas. $700/Mo. plus $700/Security. HUD Approved. 3342 Carlisle Ave. S. 727-3211793. APARTMENT 2BR/2BA-Near Tyrone, $690/ Mo., Electric, Cable, All Utilities Included. Small Deposit. 727-474-2687, 727-204-8475. GULFPORT BEAUTIFUL STUDIO-with Kitchen, skylight, Private entrance & garden. $550/ Mo. includes all. Minutes to Stetson. 727-3217189. APARTMENTS FOR RENT-St. Pete Studio Apts. from $400/Mo., 1BRs from $500/Mo., 2BRs from $600/Mo. Vouchers & Section 8 OK. 727-804-5596. 3BR/1BA DUPLEX-Tile oors, Washer/Dryer hook-up. Near Woodlawn Park. Section 8 Ok. $1000/Mo. $500/Security. Available 7/1 1700 13th Ave. N. 727-463-5759. TOWN SHORES 55+-1BR/1BA/Den Condo. Small pets ok. Waterfront view. $725/mo., Will consider sale. 727-560-8166. TYRONE SQUARE AREA 1&2BR APTS.Close to Busline & Shopping. $550-$750/Mo. 727-410-4209. 5139 13TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Gulfport House. Quiet Neighborhood, Central Air, Ceramic Tile, Carport, Large Fenced Yard, Washer/ Dryer Hook-up. $800/Mo, No Section 8. Small Pet Ok. 727-418-2242. BEAUTIFUL TOWN SHORES 1BR/1BA-3rd oor, 55+. 1yr. Lease. Newly Updated, Covered Parking. Move-in Ready, Marina View. All Amenties. $750Mo. 954-270-4882. CHARMING OLDER HOME-on Huge Treed Lot. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus Ofce. Freshly Painted, Built-in Bookcases, Washer/Dryer, Private Drive & Patio. Storage Area. 2nd oor Deck. Excellent Location. 2415 7th St. N. $650/ Mo. +Security 727-418-4885. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-3211605. 4925 12TH AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Cottage, New Kitchen, Tile Floors, Fenced Yard, Garage, Dogs Welcome. $795/Mo. plus Security. Available 7/1 727-560-2508. ST. PETE BEACH 2BR/2BA CONDOFor Sale or Rent. 1 Block from Beach. Newly Remodeled kitchen/bath. 727-410-4209. LARGE FURNISHED MOBILE HOMEExcellent Area, Very Safe, $500/Mo. Looking for Good Tenant. 727-410-6599.PASADENA WATERFRONTBay Island 55+ Gated Community. 1BR/1BA w/Wide Waterviews. Clubhouse, Pools, Close to Beach. New Throughout w/Granite Countertops. Over $20K In Renovations. $750/Mo. 727-341-0023. Accommodations to Share ROOM FOR RENT-Gulfport. $475/Mo. Utilities, Cable, Wi-Fi, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info. Very Clean! 727-384-9154. ROOM FOR RENTFurnished/Unfurnished. Private Entrance, Share Bath. Microwave, Fridge, Utilities, Wireless Included. $125/Wk, $125 Dep. Employment, References Required. 727-686-5765. SPLIT PLAN HOME TYRONE AREA Master Bedroom with Microwave, Toaster Oven, Full Size Fridge, Private small Bath with Shower. Laundry, Shared Entrance to House. $450/Mo. Background Check. 727-381-8821. ROOMS AVAILABLE IN PRIVATE-Homes from $400-$500 Monthly. Applications and Criminal Background Checks Required. Contact Home Share Pinellas 727-945-1528 www. homeshareprogram.orgCOMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE SPACE2000sqft. 2 Units Available. High Ceilings, Large Garage Door. $700/Mo. +Security. 701 37th St. S. Call 727-347-5100. Real Estate for Sale 2BR/1BA 760/850 SQ. FT.-Hardwood oors, indoor laundry, screened front porch. Huge lot, nice area. $59,000. 727-551-9858 or 727-7235279. CAUSEWAY VILLAGE-2BR/1.5BA, Carport, Shed. New Air Conditioners and Water Heater. Lot #543. $5000. obo. Call for details 727-7442244. 2401 59TH ST.SO2Br./1.5Ba., garage, CHA, New carpet, paint. Screend Porch. Storage. Must See. Michele KingSail Away Realty. 727-433-3610 Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals GULFPORT CLEAN 1BR/1BAComfortably furnished & fully equipped, just bring a suit case! Walk to restaurants & beach. C/H/A, W/D. (5039 29th Ave. S., Apt. B) $800/Mo. w/ Annual lease, plus utilities. Bus & trolley ser vice Avail 8/7/11.727-418-7272. Commercial Properties Rent theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. OPEN SUNDAY 1-3P.M. NEW LISTING Town Shores Windsor #509, Active 55+, Move In Ready, 1BR/1.5BA, On the Open Water. Pets Allowed. Covered Parking, Spectacular Views. $130,000. Bill Sampson, Jr., BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-776-7280. Open House PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.


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