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No. 2250 March 22 March 28, 2012 Gulfport Goes Green Going Green took on a different meaning in Gulfport this past Saturday. Denise Wachalec stood guard over the pot of gold (and a few tubs of beer). Antiques in the Park Jamie Mapstone and Mark Roosa drove over from St. Petersburg to check out the antiques in Clymer Park Saturday. Hula Hula, the Lions Club and the city of Gulfport tri-host the annual event. Teen Council Feels the Luck of the IrishBy Cathy Salustri Five percent may not sound like a lot to some people, but to the Gulfport Teen Council it means they can reach out to other teens at state conferences, and it may mean they can host a dance for Gulfport teens. percent of its St. Patricks Day street party proceeds to the Teen Council: $500. The National Restaurant Association estimates the average restaurant earns between four and six percent We did great! Joe Guenther said Tuesday morning when We had more of a turnout at night, but we had to shut it down at 10 because we had to have the street reopened by midnight, he said. See Council, page 25Council Split on Vice Mayorship Gulfport city council failed to appoint a vice mayor Tuesday night. Every year the vice mayorship can rotate, although Gulfport has no set procedure for who shall assume the role of vice mayor. Former councilman David Hastings served as the citys last vice mayor, but freshman councilman Dan Liedtke replaced him last week. While Liedtke assumed the role of Ward One councilmember, the vice mayor position did not go with it. The agenda included consideration of a new vice mayor. See Vice Mayor, page 5
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4 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Large Dog Park Closes for Maintenance Large Dog Park is closed from Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th for general maintenance. Large dogs will use the small dog park on Tuesday and Thursday while small dogs will have the Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule. Parks will reopen the Large Dog Park on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. Please contact Bob Williams at 727893-1066 if you have any questions regarding the closure of the park. No Parking Zone Will Wait When city council started discussing making 17th and 18th Street within 100 feet of 49th Street no parking zones along the right of way, one businessman affected stood and spoke against the change. Scott Reed, owner of American Fence, told the city council such a move would hurt his business. Youre taking my parking away. Ill have to park inside the property [and that would leave] no room for customers, he told the council. Youre hurting me to control the body shop parking. Chief of Police Rob Vincent told the council others in the area asked McLaughlin for help with parking issues, but Reed told council he and fellow 49th Street businessmen proposed change. know how you do it. Youre going to Ive heard of it. Council tabled the issue until the next meeting. Back in the Saddle Again After several months of meeting in the Catherine Hickman Theatre, Gulfport City Council will resume meeting in council chambers this week. Thursdays workshop will take place at city hall, not the Catherine Hickman Theatre.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 5 Vice Mayor, from front page While Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon nominated Councilwoman Barbara Banno, only Banno and Salmon voted in favor of that nomination. Councilmembers Dan Liedtke and Sam Henderson voted no. Mayor Mike Yakes did not attend the meeting, which left the vote tied 2. Council will go through the process again at the April 3 meeting, at which time the mayor will vote to break a tie, if one exists. Wednesday morning the mayor criticized the council for its inability to select a vice mayor in his absence. They should have made the decision. If the mayor should do it, they ought to just say that. But its not that way. Council should choose a vice mayor. Council didnt; they divided themselves. I want them to knock that division out and stop it. Mayor Yakes also said each member mayor, stressing that the role only comes into play if he cannot attend a meeting or ceremony. I have no plans to die, he said, and I plan to attend every meeting. So the vice mayor will [only have to attend events] if Im double scheduled. This isnt a permanent appointment; this is a one-year appointment to assist. The mayor has missed three meetings in the last twelve months. He urged the council to work together. We need to bend a little to make this work, he said. I believe this council needs to step up and we need to compromise in the interest of the city, he said. This isnt the playground at the school. South Pasadena Art Show All are welcome to the City of South Pasadenas 26th Annual Artspring Exhibition March 23-25 to be held at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive S. The exhibit consists of artwork produced in clay, wood, metals, glass, paper, photography, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings from over 100 local artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and noon to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25th. For more information call City Hall at 727-347-4171.
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Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 7 Sale into the Nautical Flea Market Interested in unloading some nautical equipment or searching for cool nautical gear? Well, look no further as the City of Gulfport Marina is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, March 24th from 7 a.m. 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Ave S. Cost for a 10x10 space is $10, so sign up now as space is limited. Slip renters are free. Please bring your own table. For more information, contact Harbormaster, Denis Frain 727893-1071.Democratic Party to Meet The Pinellas County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 22nd at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg, Marriott Hotel, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N. Special guests include Sierra Clubs Florida Healthy Air Campaign staff Phil Compton and PSTA Community Relations Manager Bob Lasher. Call 727-327-2796.
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Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 11 Wine Tasting Fundraiser Pic-Pac Liquors is holding a VIP wine tasting this Friday, March 23, veterans. Attendees will have a chance to win a rare 3 liter bottle of Pinot Noir. Cost is $20 per person, paid at the door. Pic Pac Liquors is located at 6609 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.Golfers Wanted The deadline to sign up for this fun golf event is Monday, March 26th! All Town Shores residents and friends, any level of golfer, are welcome to play Saturday, March 31st at Terra Ceia Golf Club, 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd. in Palmetto. The $35 fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch at Beef OBradys, 4775 34th Street S. and prizes. Players can submit their own foursome or be assigned to a team. The format is Captain & Crew. Submit cash payments to Ellen Johnson, Manchester Bldg., #207 by Monday, March 26th. Contact Ellen at 727-345-2109, email email@example.com or Natalie, Diplomat #107, at 813-343-8918, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Volunteers are needed to help with golf event scheduled for the season. Gulfport History Expo at the Senior Center A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center at 5501 27th Ave. S. on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. Other Gulfport businesses/organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center at 727-893-2237.
12 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Letters Students and tomorrow Dear Editor : The youth of today tend to be portrayed as trouble be cautious of. There are many young people out there that are to be congratulated, applauded and encouraged. Not all of the youth are the ones we tend to see on the front page of the newspaper, not all of the youth are ones that we should be cautious of. These youth are a product of the school system, a family, a neighborhood, it truly does take a village to raise a child. This past Saturday was the county History Fair, I was given the wonderful opportunity to be on the judging panel. The exuberance, intelligence, curiosity and eagerness that these students brought forth was a testimony to the youth of today. Each student/youngster was eager to share their research and interest, each youngster wanted the judges/world to see that they were prepared on their subject, and the wide assortment of subjects was tremendously encouraging. Yes, there are troubled youth in this world, these youth tend to make the headlines more than the others. It was tremendously uplifting for me to witness the positive energy that these students in attendance at the Pinellas History Fair wanted to share with those in attendance. These students/youth reinforced in me the notion that the world will be okay, the world will be in good hands, if the hands of the world are willing to open up and accept the wonderfulness of this future generation.Mark GranthamThanks to the Gulfport Community Dear Editor: The Gulfport teen council would like to thank O'Maddy's restaurant for the fund raiser held last weekend. And a special thank you to So49 for the recent So49 Classic Car Show fund raiser. We appreciate the outpouring of support from the Gulfport community as well. The council is working on ideas of what to do with the money and are currently considering a dance or sporting event for Gulfport teens. Thanks to the community for helping put our ideas into action.Gulfport Teen CouncilDisappointed in Yard Sale Dear Editor: Am I the only one? I participated in the city-wide yard sale as a resident on the outer limits. Few serious buyers showed up but plenty looking for extreme bargains, almost out of money spent downtown or elsewhere at the many competing events. A lot of hard work goes into having a yard sale. Unless it can be the main event, count me out next time. My time would be better spent invested in cleaning up Clam Bayou or beach butts.T. RileyPass-a-Grille Womans Club Home Tour The Pass-a-Grille Womans Club (PAGWC) will hold its 15th annual Home Tour on Sunday, March 25 from 1-5 p.m. The tour features the oldest and the largest homes in PAG along with four other unique homes. Patrons may park in one of two free lots and tour in the comfort of four air-conditioned buses with stops for historic 8th Avenue, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, the PAGWC Clubhouse and the Suntan Art Center. Patrons may also visit the PAG Community Church with special events celebrating their 100th anniversary. This years homes include: foot Tuscan villa on the beach with a 3000 square foot garage housing an impressive car collection that will be on display for the Home Tour apartment complex that features a large outdoor ocean sculpture by award-winning Florida artist Clayton Swartz 1886 by Zephaniah Phillips with landscaping that features a number of unusual plants including a protected Banyan tree and a gumbo-limbo. 1952 house built in 1936 by local architect Archie Parrish Tickets are $20 pick-up/$22 by mail. Tickets are limited. Call 727362-8041 or visit: http://www.pagwc. com/home-tour/ for ticket locations. Thank you, Margo! The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the community to a farewell open house at the Peninsula Inn, 2937 Beach Blvd. S. on March 29th from 5-8 p.m. Margo Scannell was a key member of the Gulfport Chamber for 14 years. Without her dedication and commitment, the Chamber would not be where it is today. Stop by and thank Margo.
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14 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Orchid Society to hold Annual Orchid Auction The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their annual orchid auction on Saturday, March 31st at SW Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road in Largo. Event features blooming and non-blooming orchid species and hybrids. Preview is at 8:30 a.m. and the auction begins at 9 a.m. Admission and parking are free. Call Ruth Cannon 727550-7993.Gulfport SpringFest The 18th Annual Gulfport SpringFest Street Festival celebration will take place on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. along historic Beach Boulevard in the heart of the Citys quaint and charming downtown. The event is co-produced by the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gulfport and The Gulfport Merchants Association. The SpringFest event is free to the public and dozens of vendors featuring a wide variety of arts and crafts have already signed up to participate. This year they will add a gardening twist to their spring event, and are currently seeking vendors with live plants, garden art and other garden type products. Local and area restaurants are encouraged to join with other food vendors offering an array of culinary delights to enjoy. Live entertainment is scheduled to perform on two stages all day long. The childrens area will provide activities for the kids, and will include bounce houses, games, face painting and more! The Easter bonnet walking parade at 5 p.m. is an audience participation event and everyone is welcomed to join in anywhere along the parade route. Following the hat parade the hat contest will take place at the south stage, with prizes given for largest and most unique hats. Additionally, other venues downtown will also feature music and other activities. Free parking and trolley rides are available in and around downtown. For more information, please contact the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce at 727-344-3711.
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18 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club show will be held on April 12th at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the business meeting and tea. Committee leaders will be elected to serve next year. The club will provide food and drink for the tea with members contributing $5 each toward a portion of the cost. Please send your check (payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to Barbara Dye by April 9th. Plant judging will be held after the be judged by Garden Club members. Categories are: Arrangements over 12 Inches; Arrangements Under 12 Inches; Silk or Dry Arrangements; Oriental Arrangements; Foliage Plants; Flowering Plants; Miniature Arrangements (less than 6"x6"). Prizes will be awarded so bring your best artistic creation. Membership dues for next year will be collected starting at the April meeting. The $5 fee (check payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) must be paid before June in order to have your name included in the yearbook. Mark your calendar!
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 19 The Gabs What would you appreciate the city doing to make Gulfport more kid-friendly?Jon Kile, Gulfport father of a two-year-old: A splash park. Blakely Ross, Gulfport mother of a twoand four-year-old: An awning over the playground. Jeremy Ross, Gulfport father of a twoand four-year-old: A Spanish club at the elementary school and more Spanish books in the library. Monica Kile, Gulfport mother of a two year old: A pool!
20 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship GriefShare to Meet The GriefShare support group will meet through March 30. A professional DVD is shown each week with discussion on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon at Cornerstone Community Church at 6745 38th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. For information call 727-343-7747. The facilitator is Vivian Killion, Parish Pastor.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship 9:00 am Contemporar y Se r vice (with sign language interpr eter)10:05 am S unday School for all ages 11:00 am T raditional Se r vice Gu ess Who s Coming to Dinner? Free Concert Celebrates Anniversary The public is invited to a free concert of gospel music by the Harbortones to help the First United Methodist Church in Gulfport celebrate their 100th anniversary. The Harbortones are a mens ensemble from the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church and will appear on Saturday, March 24th at 7 p.m. at 2728 53rd Street S. in Gulfport. No tickets are needed just go on in. Spring has Sprung at Sophies Attic Bright spring colors are everywhere including cruise wear, plus sizes, shoes, purses, jewelry and home decor. Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your donations of clean, gently used clothing, household, small funiture and miscellaneous items. If you need help packing up or dropping off, call the All donations may be dropped off at at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
22 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Honda Grand Prix Night Parade The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg kick start Honda Grand Prix race weekend with the BB&T and Progress Energy Illuminated Night Parade on Thursday, March 22nd in downtown St. Petersburg. The parade will start at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the always daring Indianapolis Motorcycle Drill Team, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and many of the Grand Prix Drivers including Simon Pagenaud, and Katherine Legge! The Second Time Arounders Band will celebrate their 30th year and will be joined by eight local marching bands including Admiral Farragut Academy, Seminole High School, St. Pete High School, Dixie Hollins High School, Pinellas Park High School, Northeast High School, Lakewood High School and Gibbs High School. They will be joined by an impressive line up of entries including the Tampa Bay Rays street team, All Childrens Hospital Clown Alley, several local Krewes, the Egypt Shriners, Radio Disney, Ronald McDonald and others! The parade will begin at Central Avenue and 5th Street, travel east on Central, then head north on 2nd Street, then east on 1st Avenue then north on Beach Drive to the end at 5th Avenue North. After the parade, the Second Time Arounders will perform in South display along the waterfront! All downtown parking garages will be open to the public. Handicap parking is available on the south side of 5th Avenue N, east of Beach Drive in front of the Vinoy Marina.Gulfport Library Book Shop Books make wonderful gifts and the Circle of Friends receives new books every day! Visit the book shop at 5501 28th Avenue S. Shop hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They accept donations of books in good shape; they dont accept 8-track tapes.
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24 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 I Dream of Bargains Most people rely on signs, but Gulfportian Robert Brown and his wife had another plan: genies. To draw attention to their garage sale Saturday morning, Brown donned a sparkly pink genie costume and held a sign on Gulfport Boulevard. My wife told me weve gotten quite a few people, he said. Brown declined to grant our three wishes.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 25 Council Fundraiser, from front pageOMaddys dish up a ton literally of corned beef. By 2 p.m. the restaurant had served 1,000 pounds. The bulk of the days prots went to the Teen Council. The Recreation Center budget includes money for the teen councils registration and some of the travel, but the OMaddys money makes it possible for all teens to attend state-wide teen council conferences. Teen council will also discuss using some of the money for new t-shirts and a teen dance this summer. OMaddys will present a check to Teen Council at the April 3 meeting. So49 also donated $500 of its car show proceeds to the Teen Council. The teen council welcomes everyone, especially teenagers, at its monthly meeting. The council will meet again on April 19 at 4:45; call Marivel Gutierrez at 893-1592 for meeting information. Dallas Bohrer: Spirit of Gulfport Sam Henderson nominated Dallas Bohrer for the Spirit of Gulfport award. Dallas runs the Blueberry Patch. The council will present the award at a future meeting. Voter Registration Offered in Gulfport Voter registration will be offered at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 30th and Friday, April 13th. Voter registration will also be offered at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31st. You will need to have your license or last four digits of your social security number. Some reasons to update your registration include change of address, change of name, change signature due to age, tremor or injury or if you have not voted in the 2004 an d 2008 presidential elections. Scotsman Fitness is Coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present two new classes at the Gulfport Recreation Center, located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. A husband and wife duo, who is currently taking Pinellas County by storm, Ally Morrell and his wife Rachel will be starting a Braveheart Bootcamp and Zumba class. Ally, who recently moved to the US from Scotland, said We are so excited to be starting at such a beautiful location. Our sessions have been hugely successful thus far and we feel we have a very Our sessions are effective and just as important, fun! Braveheart Bootcamp began March 20th at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba begins March free, so please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness com or via Facebook. or call 727784-6612.
26 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 By Matthew Margolis The Breaking Point No one and nothing is immune from a breaking point. Chemical substances have breaking points. Physical objects have breaking points. Men and women have breaking points. And dogs are no exception. 1. the point at which something or someone gives way under strain. 2. the moment of crisis in a situation. following scene: I have some concerns about my 18-month-old American Staffordshire, Duke, and my two children, who are 4 and 5. Tonight, the kids were playing with the dog, and my 4-yearold boy pinched and teased the dog and obviously hurt him. My daughter was giving him a big cuddle at the same time -and was probably also being a little rough. The dog lunged at her with a huge bark, which to me sounded like an aggressive warning as if to say Ive had enough. Is that a normal response to pain from a dog, or is my dog a time bomb waiting to go off? He didnt bite her, but he did show his teeth. He mouths sometimes when playing, and hes a big dog who could do a lot of damage if he snapped. He is very social with other dogs and people. What is the best way to discipline this type of behavior? Or is it simply reason enough to give him away to someone without children? I just dont know... Not knowing what youre doing when you bring together young children and dogs is risky parenting. Youre gambling, and the stakes are high. is that all dogs -regardless of size, regardless of breed -have a breaking point. Knowing that your dog has a breaking point is important, but its not an invitation to go looking for it. As a parent, you have a duty to protect your children. The best way to do that is through intelligent prevention. And the most effective way to prevent a dog from biting your kids is to teach your kids how to appropriately handle a dog. The letter writers questions are off-base. What is the best way to discipline this type of behavior? Whose behavior? The kids? The dogs? The parents? And discipline isnt the ingredient that will bring this dish together. Education is whats missing. These kids have not been taught how to properly handle and play with a dog. That is not the dogs fault. And its not the kids fault. This kind of behavior toward an animal is unacceptable -even abusive -and many parents dont even realize it. Kids are allowed to their parents have this notion that because hes the family pet, he wont react. Why is a dog expected to tolerate this? Where is it written that family can treat a dog however they want and the dog will just put up with it? Everyone has a breaking point. Its important to understand the difference between aggression and a normal reaction to provocation. Duke might very well thrive in an environment without small children -or even with children who know how to properly handle a dog. A professional trainer or behaviorist can help make that determination. But if Duke is to stay in this home, everyone needs some good positive training.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 27 Betty White is a beautiful white female with a lovely, as an indoor kitty and can be quite spunky at times. SOS was contacted after Miss White was found wandering around an RV park. We estimate her age to be around 2 or 3 years. Please call Save Our Strays Inc. at 481-5262 for more information on Betty White and/or our other Save Our Strays SPCA Pet of the WeekRocket is a 2 year old German Shepherd Mix and an intelligent fellow and he is quite handsome too! Rocket also has excellent canine manners, he walks well on his leash, he is housetrained, and he gets along well with other friendly dogs. Meet Rocket at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N in Largo or call 727-586-3591. www.SPCATampaBay.org. Meet Domino, a sweet 10-week-old female Australian Cattle Dog mix. This little girl has a spunky personality and loves to play with any puppy or person that comes her way. She forever home to share her love. She is available for adoption at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg, 727-328-7738 or www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter March Spay-Neuter Special for CatsLARGOThis month SPOT Spay and Neuter Clinic and SPCA Tampa Bay are offering a special discount for cat owners can stop by or call SPOT to schedule appointments for a $25 fee. Owners are asked to present a photo ID along with their food stamp or Medicaid card when they check their felines in for surgery. All owners are must have written proof of current rabies vaccination or pay $15 additional. Surgeries must be done in March to qualify served until appointments run out. SPOT is located at 4403 62nd Avenue North in Pinellas Park. Call 727-329-8657. More information is available: www.spotusa.org or www. SPCATampaBay.org.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.
28 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Aries solar transit. Mercury, still retrograde, is the star of the show, pulling off a few antics while he still can. Uranus joins in with a dash of disruption, reminding us not to get too comfortable as he makes a dance of his annual alignment with the sun. Plan for delays and miscommunication. Being prepared somehow staves off misfortune. When all goes well, celebrate your fantastic luck. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youll complete many ordinary tasks this week that might be categorized as chores, but not by you. Instead, you choose to see your tasks as improvements or successful actions. This reframing will buoy your mood and make you radiate a GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Humans have an innate instinct around them, which is why fullgrown adults sometimes pick up (or lose!) accents when they move to foreign countries. Your knack for imitation will be uncanny this week, and youll use it by modeling yourself after a successful person in your midst. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your happiness could hinge on any number of factors, possibly including your digestion, glandular function or the weather. Better not to chase smiles and laughter, and instead focus on mining the treasures of your current circumstance however merry or solemn you happen to feel. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your sense of showmanship dictates that the show must go on, and on it will go. Your tenacity is special, though you may not see it as such. You keep going long after the others get tired, bored or distracted. Your focus is shrewd as you continually strive to deliver something wonderful, meaningful and unique. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Spending time with people who encourage you will give wings to your emotional life. in you will be remarkable. Arrange your schedule to include several meetings with your core support system in April, and a pet project of yours will quickly take off. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Creative choices and matters of personal preference will come into play. Your taste is different from that of your friends, family, colleagues and customers; that much will be apparent. With your discerning eye and offbeat logic, you will lead, SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youll contemplate your freedom and act in a way you wouldnt be able to were you not liberated. You realize theres a responsibility that comes with your freedom, and this doesnt make you feel less free. Instead, it makes you appreciate the freedom you have all the more. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Conscience and compassion are so ingrained in you that you dont even have to think about the right move. Youre no heartless climber who will do what you have to do to get to the next level. Youre a loving caregiver who will stop and wait, content to arrive when you can do so as a solid team member. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Organizing your life has just as much to do with your physical possessions as it does with your schedule, intentions and goals. This will be one of your favorite kinds of weeks, as youll get the chance to move things around, categorize them, clean them and arrange them just so. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll be challenging yourself and growing new capabilities. Under stress, its hard to read your situation accurately. Remember to relax. It will help you get perspective. If you cant relax, you can at least gather experience so that in the future, similar situations wont cause quite as much fear and tension. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are reluctant to aggressively market yourself and will secretly wish that a supportive friend would jump in to sing your praises. This will happen when you least need it. For now, learn how to promote yourself in a way that feels comfortable. Its a matter of trial and error. But keep ARIES (March 21-April 19). The good and bad news is the same: Your intelligence quotient has little to do with what you accomplish in life. Although youre extremely bright and will remember much of what you pick up, youll have to dig deeper to apply it in a meaningful way. When you do this, youll hit a home run on all levels. This Week's Birthdays: Its not enough for you to have what you need. You like to obtain it with grace and high moral standards. Your remarkable style of providing for yourself and your loved ones will net you many fans this year. A social tie April. May and June bring the chance for new business and meaningful times with family. Friends share their best resources with you in July. You might enjoy free travel because you serve a special purpose for someone else. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by The Toonsters, J & Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Arlene & Len The Melody TunesThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Chicago Rich Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 29 USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Marchs program includes: and Handling Your Boat March 27. Aprils program includes: Your Highway Signs Apr 03, Rules of the Nautical Road Apr 10, Boating Safety Apr 17, and Piloting Your Boat Part A Apr 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226. EarthFest 2012 Parade Workshops First Florida Frontiers and Earth Scouts of St Petersburg are hosting a series of community workshops every Sunday from March 25th through April 1, 8, 15 from noon-2 p.m. at the City of Imagination Gulfport Art Center, 2726 54th Street S., Gulfport. Come help them make puppets, masks, signs, banners, Walking Parade to be held during EarthFest 2012 on Saturday, April 21st in Gulfport. The series costs just $5 per family and includes four 2-hour workshops. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They can take their artwork home with them after the parade. Kids learn to reuse, reduce, recycle and rethink! They need donations of remnants, trims, art papers, paint, brushes, beads, glitter, paper and fabric glue, poles, plastic containers, or anything that can be recycled for the parade. Contact Rosemary at 727-385-7083 or email rosemarieseawall_47ymail. com for more information about donations. EarthFest 2012 is also putting out a call to local artists to assist with developing designs for the parade. For more information or to register for workshops visit www. floridafrontier.com/EarthFest2012. html or call Elizabeth Neily at 727744-7051. Free Tax Preparation for those who Qualify AARP will be offering free tax preparation and assistance at the Gulfport Public Library at 5501 28th Avenue S. on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13th. This service is offered for households with low to moderate incomes, for taxpayers of all ages, but with an emphasis on those over 60 years of age. Taxpayers must bring social security cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a picture I.D., and all pertinent records such as W2s, 1099s, other income and credits and a copy of last years return. Free other sites in the area, please contact 1-888-227-7669.
30 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070EMIT & City of Imagination present Oba Oba Bossa Nova! with O Som Do Jazz Brazilian Concert Sun., March 25, 4pm Admission $10 Info 727-341-4363 www.osomdojazz.com Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com AARP Income Tax Assistance Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073.: Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's is available at all sites. Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit: celebrate their 20th anniversary! View members new original paintings as rendered in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Art on display at the Library for the month of March. FMI, please call 893-2237 or 8931231. Youth Art Program : Tuesdays & Thurs days, 3-5 pm, starting March 27. Children ages 8 and up. FMI, call 893-1074 and ask for Sheri. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, April 14, starting at 10:30 am, Puss in Boots (2011 release); and, Hugo (2011 release); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Earth Day Crafts Program : Saturday, April 21, 1:30 4 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10:30 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 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 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. 2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 430-0690. John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30-8:45 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists 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. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. SPECIAL EVENTS Healthy Vision print? Pinellas Talking Book Library is your answer! Come to a special presentation on Thurs. Mar. 22 at 1pm and learn about the availability of an extensive selection of books and magazines in audio format as well as low vision aids and talking computers. Senior Open House & Gulfport History Expo : A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. Other Gulfport businesses/ organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. Voter Registration: Voter registration or re-registration forms as well as voting information will be available at the Senior Center on Fri. Mar. 30 and Fri. Apr. 13 from 10am to noon. Art Exhibit: Only one more week to view the unique artwork displayed at the Gulfport Library. The art was submitted by Senior Center volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell and her students. Dont miss it! Save Money, Shop Smart : Shopping can be a real challenge especially when you are trying to make every penny count. Find out how to save money and shop smart on Fri. Mar. 30 at 11am. Make those dollars stretch! Get in Your Feel Good Mood: Lighten up! Come laugh a little. April is National Humor Month and we are kicking it off with a special fun and interactive event presented by Susan Stewart, RN, MA from Columbus Ohio on Wed. Laughter Leader and Master Trainer with the World Laughter Tour and creator of Mirthful Movement. Come and prevent hardening of the attitudes. Good for mind, body and spirit. Dont miss out! Fabulous Fashion Show & Entertainment: Mark your calendar for a fabulous Fashion Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Apr. 11 at 2pm. The event also includes entertainment & refreshments. Tickets: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Connect With Grandparents: Advocates for organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, now meets at 6:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center. For more information, visit http://www. grandparentchildconnect.org or email Julia at email@example.com Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for a weeklong celebration involving the whole community. Gulfport businesses are invited to be a part of it by offering free coupons or discounts for seniors 50/up during Senior Citizens week, May 21 through May 25. The GEMS mini-bus will transport clients to participating businesses throughout that week. Plan to be a part of this special celebration to honor our older residents. Call the Senior Center for more information. Volunteer Drivers Needed : The Senior Center is looking for a few good drivers to transport our seniors who sometimes have medical appointments that cannot be accommodated by GEMS. If you have an excellent driving record and would like to offer your assistance, please call the Senior Center. A background check and a physical are required. A city vehicle will be provided. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? Hard Rock Casino on Mar. 29 or Apr. 4 or 17 ($20); Sailor Circus on Mar. 31 ($57); Marina Jacks Sightseeing Lunch Cruise on Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 for fee and registration info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 25, 6-10pm, $7 USA Ballroom Dance Mon., March 26, 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070EMIT & City of Imagination present Oba Oba Bossa Nova! with O Som Do Jazz Brazilian Concert Sun., March 25, 4pm Admission $10 Info 727-341-4363 www.osomdojazz.com Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS Search for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com AARP Income Tax Assistance Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073.: Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's is available at all sites. Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop Exhibit: celebrate their 20th anniversary! View members new original paintings as rendered in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Art on display at the Library for the month of March. FMI, please call 893-2237 or 8931231. Youth Art Program : Tuesdays & Thurs days, 3-5 pm, starting March 27. Children ages 8 and up. FMI, call 893-1074 and ask for Sheri. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, April 14, starting at 10:30 am, Puss in Boots (2011 release); and, Hugo (2011 release); Enjoy with free popcorn provided by the Library! FMI, call 893-1074. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Earth Day Crafts Program : Saturday, April 21, 1:30 4 pm in Youth Services area. Enjoy making holiday creations with Pat. All ages welcome. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am-1:00 Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Stop by after school to challenge your opponents! Open Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm RECREATION WEBSITE-www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res./$22 non-resident Open Gym/Game RoomMon.Fri., 10:30 a.m. p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM The School Year Child Care Program is for children entering Kindergarten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County License Board. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 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 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res.2011-2012 TOT TIME & VPK PROGRAMS The Tot Time & VPK Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. VPK is FREE for children who live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for children and help prepare them for Kindergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resily options available. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. The VPK Program is FREE but parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call Alison at 410-2227. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. Noon. Call Kalina at 727-251-0424 Diane at 459-1399. a.m. Call Jean at 631-226-7894. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 430-0690. John at 893-1079 termediate Thurs., 6:30-8:45 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. at 727-748-6612 TOMLINSON SKATE PARK Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists 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. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. SPECIAL EVENTS Healthy Vision print? Pinellas Talking Book Library is your answer! Come to a special presentation on Thurs. Mar. 22 at 1pm and learn about the availability of an extensive selection of books and magazines in audio format as well as low vision aids and talking computers. Senior Open House & Gulfport History Expo : A Senior Center Open House and Gulfport History Expo will be held at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 28 at 2pm. The event is designed to showcase the rich history of the Senior Center as well as the community. The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Historical Society will partner with the Senior Center to make this an event you wont want to miss. Other Gulfport businesses/ organizations are invited to participate. Call the Senior Center for more info. Voter Registration: Voter registration or re-registration forms as well as voting information will be available at the Senior Center on Fri. Mar. 30 and Fri. Apr. 13 from 10am to noon. Art Exhibit: Only one more week to view the unique artwork displayed at the Gulfport Library. The art was submitted by Senior Center volunteer art instructor Betty Staebell and her students. Dont miss it! Save Money, Shop Smart : Shopping can be a real challenge especially when you are trying to make every penny count. Find out how to save money and shop smart on Fri. Mar. 30 at 11am. Make those dollars stretch! Get in Your Feel Good Mood: Lighten up! Come laugh a little. April is National Humor Month and we are kicking it off with a special fun and interactive event presented by Susan Stewart, RN, MA from Columbus Ohio on Wed. Laughter Leader and Master Trainer with the World Laughter Tour and creator of Mirthful Movement. Come and prevent hardening of the attitudes. Good for mind, body and spirit. Dont miss out! Fabulous Fashion Show & Entertainment: Mark your calendar for a fabulous Fashion Show in the Hickman Theater on Wed. Apr. 11 at 2pm. The event also includes entertainment & refreshments. Tickets: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Connect With Grandparents: Advocates for organization that addresses grandparent visitation issues, now meets at 6:30pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center. For more information, visit http://www. grandparentchildconnect.org or email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for a weeklong celebration involving the whole community. Gulfport businesses are invited to be a part of it by offering free coupons or discounts for seniors 50/up during Senior Citizens week, May 21 through May 25. The GEMS mini-bus will transport clients to participating businesses throughout that week. Plan to be a part of this special celebration to honor our older residents. Call the Senior Center for more information. Volunteer Drivers Needed : The Senior Center is looking for a few good drivers to transport our seniors who sometimes have medical appointments that cannot be accommodated by GEMS. If you have an excellent driving record and would like to offer your assistance, please call the Senior Center. A background check and a physical are required. A city vehicle will be provided. Senior Trips: Would you like to join others for some great day trips? Hard Rock Casino on Mar. 29 or Apr. 4 or 17 ($20); Sailor Circus on Mar. 31 ($57); Marina Jacks Sightseeing Lunch Cruise on Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on these and other upcoming trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Transportation Service: GEMS Door-to-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class two Tuesdays of every month at 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727-341-0130 for fee and registration info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., March 25, 6-10pm, $7 USA Ballroom Dance Mon., March 26, 7-10:15pm $5 Members, $7 Non-members WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237
32 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Glass Blowing Ladies Night Next Friday Glass Blowing Ladies Night is scheduled for Friday, March 30 from 6-10 p.m. Ladies are invited to create their choice of objects on the IACs 8-course glass blowing menu. Available objects include the new long neck bud vase, plus ornaments, drinking vessels and small bowls. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling the Industrial Arts Center at 727289-9365. The IAC is located at 2902A Beach Boulevard South in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays lunch is koldunai (meat dumplings) with soup, dessert and coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. Next Thursday at 11 a.m. they will have an Easter/Spring Bazaar. Lithuanian ethnic jewelry, brica-brac and bakery items will be available to buy. Town Shores Bocce Blast play began on Monday, March 19th with mean and women each having 8 teams. The Bocce Dinner Dance will be held this Saturday in the clubhouse auditorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Lee Roy Selmons will be catering and Al Ruggerio will be providing the entertainment. Dont forget BYOB. The Bocce Blast is set for Monday, April 2nd. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tickets will be available next week from your building rep. They will have hot dogs with sides, drink and dessert for $6. All residents, renters and owners are invited to enjoy lunch and watch the around 1 p.m.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 33 Judy Ryerson Memorial The Gulfport Community Players and the family of the late Judy Ryerson will be holding a memorial for Judy on Saturday, March 31st at the Players' Back Door Theater. This theater is located at 1619 49th Street S. in Gulfport. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the memorial itself will begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the memorial. There is a map showing just how to get to the theater on the Players' website at: http://www.gulfportcommunityplayers.org All friends of Judy's (and there are many) are invited to attend this memorial. Judy was one of the original founders of the Gulfport Community Players some 32 years ago and will be missed by the them, as well as by the entire City of Gulfport. She was very active in just about every civic event in Gulfport for many years and even served on the City Council. Join the Players and the many others that have known and worked with Judy for, what seems like, forever here in Gulfport. Judy's family suggests Community Players, the Gulfport Historical Society or Suncoast Hospice. Players Call for One Act Plays The Gulfport Community Players are once again in need of short one act plays for their Summer One Act Play Festival in July. Authors should submit three hard copies of their plays, along with a separate cover sheet with their name, address, telephone number, and email address. Sorry, no plays can be returned. All plays should be 15 to 20 minutes in length maximum, easy to stage, with a minimal set, family oriented, with no vulgar language or situations. Deadline for entries is March 31st. If your play is picked, it will run in the Players Summer One Act Festival at the Hickman Theater from July 12th through 22nd. Submit your plays to: Gulfport Community Players, Att: One Act Plays, 1619 49th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707.Lighten up! Come laugh a little! April is National Humor Month and The Gulfport Multi Purpose Senior Center is kicking it off with a free specially fun and interactive event on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. and presented by Susan Stewart, RN, MA from Columbus, Ohio. Leader and Master Trainer with the World Laughter Tour and creator of Mirthful Movement. Come and prevent hardening of the attitudes. Good for mind, body and spirit. Dont miss out! Call 727-893-2237.Adaptive Sailing and Kayak Clinic ST. PETERSBURGThe St. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation program and St. Petersburg Sailing Center partner to offer an Adapted Sailing and Kayak Clinic for people with disabilities. The event is on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue S.E. No experience is necessary. Participants will be given basic instruction and will have the opportunity to get out on the water with an instructor. Family members, friends, and companions are welcome to join. Free program. MUST call ahead and reserve your spot. Call 727-893-7899.
34 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 St. Pete Beach Pension WoesExplaining the pension issues and why they matterBy Cathy Salustri During the last election, St. Pete Beach residents heard about the citys pension problems, but not a lot about plan and how the problems happened. Right now, the City of St. Pete Beach has a $22 million includes a $9 million pension fund, $7.5 million for the police pension and $6.1 million for the general fund.How do the pensions work?St. Pete Beach offers a plan. Under such a plan, pension money comes from three places: employee contributions, state contributions, and returns on investments the city pension board makes. Employee and state contributions do not change. The return on investments changes, although the amount paid to employees does not. Independent pension boards oversee the pension funds. State law says only those boards may decide how to invest and spend the money in the plans. Where did the money go and who spent it? Not the city manager, despite rumors on the beach. The investments lost money. Historically, the pension an 8.5 percent assumed rate of return on investments. That rate decreased to 7.75 percent. The problem St. Pete Beach and many other government pension plans are facing, said, is primarily due to ten years of substantially lower returns on investment than that assumed by the pension boards. Over the past decade, the funds earned roughly half of what the board expected. Although some people suggest the city manager drained the pension funds to pay for other things, audits found no basis to suspect that the board spent the pension monies inappropriately. In addition, according to one local attorney, thats not possible. The Gabber consulted with a municipal attorney in no way associated with the City of St. Pete Beach, City the citys attorneys, Bryant Miller Olive. This attorney told us that while the city manager must, by law, approve the investments, he may not deny them; his approval, by state statute, is a rubber stamp over which he has no control.How will the city replace it? Taxpayers will fund the difference. Under the current pension taxpayers assume 100 percent of the risk on the investments. Over the past decade the pension funds earned half of what the pension boards expected, which means the city must subsidize the funds to pay pensions. The difference between what the pension should have earned and what it actually earned is the unfunded liability. Since the state and the employee the responsibility for that unfunded liability falls to the city. St. Pete Beach wants to change the pension plans to like pension plans offered to non-government employees. This limits the city exposure to costs and allows the employee to determine their own investment strategy with these funds and to reap whatever rewards may be the city needs to focus on Managing the existing unfunded liability is certainly a challenge, he said but the bigger issue is how to prevent it from growing. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri @theGabber.com.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 35 Excerpts heard at the March 20, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesI wont take that personally. Barbara Banno, when the council asked Sam Henderson to chair the meeting in Mayor Mike Yakes absence and Councilman Henderson joked he wasnt going to change seats. I hope now have a change in membership on yard... Oh, were these sessions trying. Patricia Millward, who said she hoped that the city would not spend night after night covering the same ground regarding outdoor furniture. We have absolutely no guidance in our charter... this person should have good judgment, knowing teachability, the willingness to learn the correct active listening skills. What are the members saying and what signals are they giving to the the meeting becomes turbulent, which happens proper procedure when necessary and not allowing members to take shortcuts when doing so impedes whats entailed Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about the vice mayorship. take very seriously, and I listen to everybodys that those issues are important to them, they are important to other citizens in this city, not just the ones in this room. And so as I respect Mrs. Councilwoman Barbara Banno Millward! Patricia Millward, from the audience. Councilwoman Barbara Banno I know, but get my name right! Patricia Millward, who Councilman Sam Henderson, the acting chair, silenced. OK. So, as I respect everybody, and I will continue to as long as I serve on this council, I ask that is because they are important to every citizen in this city. And I would would like this city and the people in it to start respecting everybody equally. And its something as you can see Im a little shaken up about because Im passionate about it, because I love this city and I love the people in this city. Councilwoman Barbara Banno, who grew emotional towards the end of this statement. Within seven minutes he was at the house and happened [in a larger town]. Id like to give a Lee Stapella, about how quickly the city responded to her call that city workers accidentally damaged her sprinkler. Chamber of Commerce President Lori Rosso  our vice mayor does serve out the term. City Clerk Lesley DeMuth, about what would happen if the mayor retired prior to the end of the term. number.] Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, who said Chief of Police Rob Vincent asked that anyone with such issues call 893-1049 immediately if they have an issue.
36 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Road block, road block, road blockI was intrigued Sunday by an article in the St. Pete Times section of the Tampa Bay Times about a church-parent-citizen organization, Faith and Action for Strength Together (FAST) and its proposed solution for 14 Pinellas County schools that have failing reading grades. More accurately, I was intrigued, (even more accurately, irritated) by the response of the Pinellas School Board. That response was, in a nutshell "We already have that solution available if a teacher wants it. Prove to us that your ideas will work". The problem with that response: Hey, Pinellas schools you have an educational crisis on your hands. In all 14 of those schools, mostly in poor or poorer districts, you have reading scores that have declined since 2006 and in only three are they starting to climb. This is a disaster and is for everyone. And, you want a citizen's group to justify their suggestion to you? Absurd. Consider this: 38 churches, synagogues and mosques join together to address a problem. They offer local community support, parental support, citizen support, spiritual support. The members do what "they" always call for: individual and community solution a program called "Direct Instruction". They even visit two cities where it has been used. Better yet, they reported that the National Institute for Direct Instruction has agreed to underwrite a pilot program in one school for three years. Some school board and administrators' response: we already have it available if a teacher wants to use it; we aren't certain that it's a good thing for all schools; it's not good for all kids; all kids don't need it; there are real issues with pushing programs on schools. Well, maybe these citizens have real problems with pushing systematic failure on students. As Rev. Robert Ward, pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church so succinctly put it: the schools are "failing horrendously". The question is not what FAST is going to do about it. It has a solution. The question is what, Pinellas School District, are YOU going to do about it. Perhaps the news article omitted the schools' solution other than the bit, This is not about teachers deciding. This is about an administration which has a failing system. To do nothing and accept no alternatives to doing the same thing the district has stupidity. consider that the state, according to the Times, has a standard that 79 per cent of third graders read at their level or above. Most of the schools mentioned are at 50 per cent or lower and most declining in performance. As I pointed out several weeks ago, standards such as 79 per cent, even if achieved, only show that 21 per cent aren't making it. This is compounded graduation rates. How can you graduate from high school when you cannot read grade to grade, without reading? Think of how isolated students become when they can't keep up. It's not unlike not being in a foreign country and not speaking the language. Think about the discipline problems. Math is a progressive series of learning steps. If you do not master each step, the next step becomes more to master two steps, then three and so forth. Reading is even more step oriented and vital. There is not a single occupation or activity today where reading is not important. If schools can't teach reading, they aren't real schools. I congratulate FAST and its participating citizens. They are addressing a problem. The solution may not be in the one program, Direct Instruction. And, maybe such a program is not the cure-all. However, if there are other solutions, or even other problems (I can think of many), the school administration should speak out. FAST is not the enemy or the opponent. It is an ally. It is not running the system and it is not the one responsible for solutions. But, if the school board and the administration don't have better answers than they indicated, they should get out of the way. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 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 Lunch 11-3 No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Closed Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm 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 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sound Unlimited 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm SAL Mtg.-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pmMusicBaringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email email@example.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events Legion Post 125 has approved and applied for a Legion Riders Charter. We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Please plan to join us on Sundays starting at 1p.m. for Steak-Ums games. Have fun and win great food! Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
38 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 3/8 Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Sexual Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person52nd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise2400 Blk 53rd St. S. 911 Hang Up5900 Blk Skimmer Pt. Blvd S. Disturbance2400 Blk 53rd St. S. Person Under InuenceBeach & Shore Blvds. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Keep the Peace5600 Blk 15th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 54th St. S. Person Under InuenceBeach & Shore Blvds. S. Friday 3/9 Residential Alarm5600 Blk 21st Ave. S. Suspicious Person2000 Blk 58th St. S. Vandalism1300 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person52nd St. & 28th Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 44th St. S. Disorderly Conduct600 Blk 54th St. S. Panhandler58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Saturday 3/10 Suspicious Person5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Structure Fire2900 Blk 49th St. S. Prowler5100 Blk 30th Ave. S. Suspicious Person12th Ave. & 58th St. S. Domestic5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Person Under Inuence54th St. & 16th Ave. S. Residential Alarm900 Blk 59th St. S. Suspicious Person5300 Blk 26th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5400 Blk 14th Ave. S. Civil Matter5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Suspicious Person5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Sunday 3/11 Shots Fired (Heard)4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Suspicious Person4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Drug Call2400 Blk 50th St. S. Burglary5000 Blk 20th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5300 Blk 14th Ave. S. Noise4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Vehicle Burglary5900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5700 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Residential Alarm2800 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. S. Stalking2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trespass2700 Blk 57th St. S. Monday 3/12 Ordinance Violation800 Blk Gray St. S. Residential Alarm5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5000 Blk 12th Ave S. NoiseShore Blvd. & Clinton Ave. S. Domestic2100 Blk 59th St. S. Noise5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Noise5200 Blk 20th Ave. S. Person Under InuenceBeach Blvd. & 30th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble8th Ave. & 54th St. S. Tuesday 3/13 Animal Call5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5700 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Reckless Driver58th St. & 15th Ave. S. Disturbance3000 Blk Dupont St. S. 911 Hang Up900 Blk 58th St. S. Suspicious Person1300 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call1200 Blk 55th St. S. Vandalism2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise5100 Blk 8th Ave. S. Wednesday 3/14 Disturbance5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise1800 Blk Gray St. S. NoiseShore Blvd. & 56th St. S. Domestic5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Hit & Run5800 Blk 28th Ave. S. Animal Call4700 Blk 29th Ave. S. Trespass2700 Blk 57th St. S. Domestic5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Sexual Battery900 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic2600 Blk 47th St. S.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Fun in the Sun Day Returns The Fun In The Sun Day childrens event is presented by the City of Gulfport and Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows. The event is Saturday, April 7th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation Center (5730 Shore Blvd. S.). The free festivities will include an egg hunt for food and fun. Children will also have the opportunity to climb into the drivers seat of their favorite vehicle: ambulance, garbage truck and many more. Remember to bring a basket for the egg hunt and a camera to capture a photo with Peter Cottontail. Please come join them for this wonderful event! Veterans Group to Serve Pancakes The Veterans of South Pinellas County will hold their 2nd Annual Charity Pancake Breakfast at the Hurricane Restaurant on historic Pass-A-Grille on Saturday, March 31st from 8 a.m. to noon. This years event has the participation of the 320th MP Co. of the U.S. Army who will be providing military vehicles and a U.S. Army rock climbing wall. The Armed Forces Museum in Largo will display a 1970s vintage 2 ton transportation truck used by the U.S. Army. Antique Merrick Frost will perform a magic show for those in attendance. Pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, juice and milk will be served on the and the Pass-A-Grille Channel. The proceeds of the Pancake Breakfast will be donated in part to the St. Pete Beach Support Our Troops Organization (SPBSOP) that has been sending care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade. Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Gary Lee Littrell, US Army Medal of Honor Recipient and St. Pete Beach resident will as also be in attendance. Littrell has stated in the past that the efforts of SPBSOP not only help our military but save lives by making candy and other items available for distribution to the local children and citizens. SGT Joel Tavera, USMC will join in the celebration as a representative of Building Homes for Heroes (BHFH). Tavera is one of the most severely wounded warriors returned from new home to Tavera late last year in Lutz, Florida and are currently working towards a major renovation for Specialist B. J. Jackson in the Orlando area to which much of the proceeds of this event will be donated. The Hurricane will be dressed out in full military regalia with American event. Advance tickets are available at the Hurricane Restaurant and at Tierra Verde Hardware.
40 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Floral Design Class Come join us at Gulfport Recreation Center for our continuing Floral designer and instructor is offering a Spring Series of three classes. You will learn the secrets of professionals. Each week you will make a different style arrangement using long lasting are provided. Classes are 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 4th, April 11th and April 18th. Classes are $60 for the series of three or $25 per class. Contact Laurie directly at 617247-9278 or makeitandtakeit@yahoo. com with questions. Pre-registration with deposit required. Take a Boating Course Are you ready to expand your boating knowledge and skills? Americas Boating Course will be presented beginning Monday, April 2nd from 7-9 p.m. and continue for an additional six weeks on Monday nights. This program, presented over seven evenings by the St Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, is available to anyone 12 or older. It covers Required Safety Equipment, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Navigation Aids, Anchoring, Adverse Conditions, Communications, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots and Lines, Introduction to Charts and more. This is an essential course for all boaters. Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for insurance discounts. Course will be held on Monday, April 2nd from 7-9 p.m. and continuing for an additional six Monday evenings at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $35 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Pre-registration is required. Register on-line at www. boating-stpete.org.The Retired Ofcers Wives Club to Meet St. Petersburg will meet for luncheon on April 10th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour will be 11:30 with lunch at 12:15 p.m. The program will be music by Mike Balisterri. Call 399-1272 for reservations.Four License-free Fishing days box. Its almost time April 7 to for this summer in Florida. The days are perfect chances for parents, who dont yet have a license, anglers to introduce a friend to the recreational pursuit without having to purchase a license. Florida residents and nonresidents, mark these Saturdays on your calendar for 2012: April 7, Freshwater; June 2, Saltwater; June 9, Freshwater; Sept. 1, Saltwater. All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. not commercial. successful, check out MyFWC.com/ rules.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 41 Whats Wrong with this Picture? When Spring Breakers hits theatres next year, Gulfport and St. Pete Beach residents may both notice something odd about St. Pete Beach city hall namely, its in Gulfport. A production assistant on the set told the Gabber the production crew chose to lm holding cell scenes in Gulfport because they dont use their holding cell. Producers lmed in St. Pete Beach, Gulfport and St. Petersburg. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their fourth Pancake Breakfast of the Season, Saturday, April 7th from 7-11 a.m. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive S. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Menu includes pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. When you come and support our fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a service organization, meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Opportunity for Sponsorship OMaddys Bar and Grille is sponsoring its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on April 7th. This tournament has raised several thousand dollars for local families and/ or Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Here are business opportunities to help support: sign at the hold, a thank you during the ceremony and a thank you in the Gabber; for an acknowledgement during the All donations will be acknowledged with signage at the bar during post game festivities. Whenever possible your logo will be used on promotional or thank you materials. For more information contact Joe or Maddy Guenther or call 323-8643.
42 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 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: Budget Shortfall Q: 2012-13? How much? A: City staff doesnt know yet. Recently the staff started trying to estimate out how much money the city will generate through property that they can compare those numbers to the citys current budget and can start to look at how to adjust the budget. This may include budget cuts. Have a question about the way your city works or why it does what it does? Send it to News@theGabber.com Take a Boating Class USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Gulfport will offer the next ABS Class on Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. Enter through the rear door. Cost is $40 per student. For reservations or more information call 727-399-7986. Elder Consumer Protection Law Day The Elder Consumer Protection Program at Stetson University College of Laws Center for Excellence in Elder Law is proud to host another Elder Consumer Protection Law Day on Thursday, April 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stetson (Eleazer Courtroom), 1401 61st Street S. in Gulfport. Members of the public are invited to attend this free community education event. Presenters and exhibitors will highlight consumer protection and awareness with a focus toward elders and a spotlight on scams and frauds. Free consumer services will be provided, including secure document shredding drop-off, do-not-call/optout registration, and free credit report registration. Registration is required and limited, serve basis. To register, or for more information, contact Slade V. Dukes at 727-562-7888 or elderconsumers@ law.stetson.edu. US Coast Guard to Speak At Womans Club The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. NE will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, April 13th at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lt. Commander Chris Delemere of the US Coast Guard. He will enlighten them on the various duties involving the locally based Coast Guard unit. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Guests are welcome. Call 727822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 43 Meet the Artists City of Imagination-Gulfport Arts Center and the 49th Street South Business Association (So49) have partnered with the City of Gulfport to present the SoStudio Tour 2012 Preview Exhibit. Participating artists include Janet Corrigan, Cheryll Grogan, Barbara Nicolazzo, Carol Pieszchala, artists of The SchorkMunsell Studios, and Catherine Weaver of Uniquely Original Art Gallery. Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, April 6th from 5-7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater gallery space. Come out and preview the art to be presented on the tour on May 12, meet the featured artists, and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. A cash bar will be provided by the City of Gulfport. The Catherine Hickman Theater is located at 5501 27th Avenue S. Visit www.CityofImagination.info, www. so49.org, or www.Longhouse.info 727322-5766.29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations ST. PETERSBURGDo you know a senior citizen who deserves recognition for the services provided Aging is seeking nominations for inductions into the prestigious 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame honoring volunteers over the age of 65. Nominees must be a resident of Pinellas County and have dedicated or community of St. Petersburg. Previous inductees include organizations such as the Florida Orchestra, museums, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, military groups, police, and many more. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster will emcee the awards ceremony at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street North on Wednesday, May 23 at and prizes for the inductees will be awarded. Please call 727-893-7101 for an application or visit the website www. stpeteparksrec.org/sunshine-seniorcenter.html for an on-line application. Deadline for applications is May 4. Spring Bonnet Tea at Womans Club GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club presents their annual Spring Bonnet Tea on Sunday, April 15th from 3-5 p.m. at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. in St. Petersburg. Event features traditional tea service and entertainment. Cost is $10. For reservations contact Laura Brock at the Historic Building Restoration Fund.Bogie Class of 1962 to Hold 50th Reunion Graduates of Boca Ciega High School Class of 1962 will hold a 50th reunion on the weekend of Oct. 26, 2012. Events include a tour of the new school campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, a casual social gathering at the Vinoy Hotel Friday evening, a golf tournament, and a dinner on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
44 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Common Misconceptions about Wills and Trusts The following are a few common misconceptions that the lawyers at 1. Does a valid last will and testament avoid probate? No, a will does not help you avoid probate. In fact, the last will and testament is the primary tool of the probate system. A will serves as the instructions from you to the Probate Court as to how you want your property distributed. The Probate Court then ensures that all probatable assets are collected and valued. Then, after all bills and taxes are paid, the property can be distributed to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. 2. If I have a will, can my property be distributed to my heirs in a few weeks? Unfortunately, this does not happen in the vast majority of probate proceedings. Occasionally, family administration or summary administration procedures may be reduce the time period for a probate proceeding which requires formal administration. A typical formal probate administration in the State of Florida will take six (6) months to one (1) year to properly close the estate. 3. If I have a last will and testament, will my will prevent a quarrel over my a properly drafted and authenticated will does not prevent any interested party from contesting a probate matter (including the amount of 4. Can my living trust be changed? Yes, a living trust may be changed or even eliminated so long as the trust is declared to be revocable. Some trusts are declared to be irrevocable and accordingly cannot be changed. people with large estates? No, living who desire to avoid the probate process which currently can be more time-consuming and costly than the administration of a living trust when someone passes on. Of course, those people with larger estates will greater estate tax savings. 6. If I have a living trust, do I need Internal Revenue Service? Generally, the grantor and the trustee of a revocable living trust will not need to the trust. Generally, a personal 1040 Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, 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.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 45 Senior Boaters can Get Tips USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 78 will be hosting Jim Eastman, author, former Coast Guardsman, and a recreational boater with many decades of both freshwater and saltwater boating experience. Known for his highly successful senior boater seminars that helped issues, his handbook and guide gives senior boaters an eye-opening look at the effects of human aging on boater safety and what can be done to minimize the effects for extending safe and enjoyable boating years. The seminar is open to the public on Monday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m., 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach, at the Warren Webster Building, one mile south of the Don CeSar. Fearless Friday ST. PETERSBURGCelebrate every Friday at Fearless Friday hosted by the staff of J. W. Cate Recreation Center in Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Avenue N. Youth in grades 2nd 5th are welcome to join in diverse and innovative activities such as active sporting events and tournaments, dance contests and dance room games led by a live deejay, a video game room, creative arts and crafts projects and food experiences. Concessions available for $.50 $1. Activities take place every Friday between September and May from 7-10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per child. Hold for all participants. Call 893-7751 for more details. Gulfport Relay For Life Needs Participants! Its that time again; time to get geared up for this years Relay For Life event in Gulfport! Every year American Cancer Society hosts Relay For Life, a noncompetitive walk/fundraiser, to raise funds and awareness for the oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment. These events take place nationwide and provide a wonderful opportunity for people to have fun and support a great cause at the same time. This celebration of life brings the Gulfport community cancer. Relay For Life of Gulfport needs you! American Cancer Society and Relay For Life needs people who are passionate about this cause to take part in this event. Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event. If you are interested in getting involved with this years Relay For Life in Gulfport, please contact Leah at 727-504-6902 and like us on Facebook at Relay For LifeGulfport Florida. Relay For Life takes place from 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th until 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 15th at
46 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Local ObituariesADAMS, DONALD R., 62, of South Pasadena, went to be with our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ on March 6, 2012. Originally from Chapmanville, WV he moved to Florida to be with his daughters and grandchildren. He was a wonderful and loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed. HETTEL, M ARGUERITE E LI Z ABETH "MARGE" 97, of St. Pete Beach, ascended into Heaven into the loving arms of the Lord to be with her sons and husband. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, the youngest of nine children and had many good memories of the happy times they had together. She came to this area 41 years ago with her husband, being with her daughter, sons and their families and grandchildren. She and her husband devoted many years to Pass-a-Grille Community Church and were involved in many St. Pete Beach activities including the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the St. Pete Beach Women's Community Club, Pass-a-Grille Community Church Women's Fellowship and the Bella Vista Association. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William, and her sons William and Charles. Survivors include her daughter Joyce (Bob) Smith; daughters-in-law Joy and Joyce; grandchildren, Robert Smith, Marjorie Wikoff, JoyLyn Smith, Ben Hettel, Kay Henry-Hettel; dear great-grandchildren, many loyal nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu Marge's name to Meals on Wheels, their volunteers or Pass-a-Grille Community Church. ALife Tribute Gulfport. REIN, VIRGINIA L., 88, of St. Pete Beach, went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Dr. Alexander Rein. She is survived by her only child, Stephanie L. Leasure and her husband John; granddaughters Shelley A. Bottle and Kristen K. Lantrip (Donnie); 6 greatgrandchildren. All of her surviving relatives live in Arizona. The service will be held on Tuesday the 20th at 2 p.m. with the committal service to follow immediately after at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Memorial Park Funeral Home, memorialparkfuneralhome.com. TOMKINS, LILLIAN FLORENCE of Gulfport, FL, formerly of Pontiac, MI, died peacefully on March 19. She would have been 100 on May 25. Preceded in death by her husband, George, she is survived by her daughter Marilyn Field of Gulfport, FL, her sons Robert (Diana) of Clarkston, MI and Donald (Patricia) of Houston, TX. Also survived by her granddaughter, Katie, grandsons Steven and Jonathan (Melissa), her great-grandson Anthony, and her sisters Dorothy Hyndman and Helen Green. She will be greatly missed by Irene Sonnett (William) and Frances Amos (Ed) as well as family and friends in Canada, Florida and Michigan. In lieu of the Suncoast Hospice of Clearwater, FL or the Shrine Hospital of Tampa, FL. ALife Tribute, Gulfport. Spring Cleaning? Clothes To Kids is short on shorts, jeans, t-shirts and school uniform shorts, pants and skirts. New or gently used clothes 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. organization provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit www.ClothesToKids. org. Volunteers are welcome. Investment Club Meets An Investment Club meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. Share ideas and get questions answered. Clothes to Kids seeks Volunteers Clothes To Kids has an immediate need for adult volunteers who enjoy working with children and their families to work at their St. Pete CTK Store on Saturday, March 10th and Saturday, March 24th from 8:45 to 12:30. When you volunteer at Clothes To Kids (CTK) and take a shift helping low-income families and children shop for a free weeks worth of school clothing you feel their joy. You have made an impact on their lives! The St. Petersburg Store is located at 3251 Third Avenue N. Call Carole at 327-7100, ext. 222 or email email@example.com. Volunteers Needed for Gulfport Arts Center Volunteers are needed to help host the Open Studio for Artists on Saturdays mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the City of ImaginationGulfport Arts Center. By volunteering you get to use the space for free that day; responsibilities are just to lock and unlock the space, and be sure it is tidy before you leave. Call Jessica Sager at 727-686-2564.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 47 Featuring the Tasmania Region of AustraliaTasmania is the Island State of the Island Continent, and the most southerly of the eight states of Australia. It lies 150 miles off the coast of Victoria. Tasmanias choice of grape varieties is closer to those of New Zealand than year by year, as are Riesling and Pinot Gris. Tasmanias red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, remain essentially static, far behind the rest. Hardly any Shiraz is grown, further emphasizing the differences between Tasmania and the rest of Australia. Champagne Blend, Bay of Fires Sparkling Tasmanian Cuvee Brut, Bay of Fires Arras Late Disgorged Sparkling Champagne, Ninth Island Pinot Noir, Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling, Tamar Ridge Devils Corner Pinot Noir, Gulfport Fresh Market Sets RecordsGULFPORTThe Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market has set a new record in the number of vendors participating each week. The Fresh Market is now in its sixth year of operations, beginning in 2006 with a handful of vendors. Now in the height of snowbird season, the Fresh Market regularly features over 60 vendor booths with a wide variety of choices, making it one of the largest weekly open-air markets in Tampa Bay. Attendance at the Market has also reached record numbers during the snowbird season, with over 3,000 visitors each Tuesday swelling the sidewalks of Beach Blvd. Fresh produce is a mainstay at the Market, including locally grown and family-farmed offerings. Thirty other vendors offer gourmet, artisan, ethnic, fresh and prepared foods of all sorts. The line-up also includes hand-made bath and body products, pet treats, hand-made jewelry and other crafts. Services offered during the Market include expert knife and tool sharpening and chair massage. A number of artists and artisans typically work on their own creations during the event while market-goers watch. Local musician entertain in two separate locations during the Market. Market-goers typically visit Gulfports other attractions on Market days, including the many shops and restaurants in and near the Fresh Market area in Gulfports Waterfront District. Parking is free and all businesses in the Waterfront village are independently owned and operated. While most other markets in Florida close for the summer, the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event with a wide array of independent Mom and Pop shops opening for business on the streets once a week. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gulfportma.com.
48 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Important Public Workshop Corey Avenue/Downtown Area Pedestrian and Street Improvements As a follow-up to the informational workshop held on October 4, 2011, The City of St. Pete Beach is holding an open house on Thursday, March 22, at 6:00pm at the Community Center (7701 Boca Ciega Avenue) to present further details related to improvements to the public realm in the downtown/Corey area. The proposed improvements implement the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan in that they will help revitalize the downtown as a walkable, bikable, live, work, and additional on street parking, in addition to improving both pedestrian and vehicle connections. These planning discussions are still in the early development stage and residents, property owners and businesses are encouraged to attend to learn more about the ideas being considered and have questions answered by those working on the project. The improvement area is shown on the map below: Gulfport Women's Club Celebrates High Tea If tea cups could talk, they would be busy as 70 Gulfport Women's Club members and guests celebrated High Tea on March 14th at the Town Shores Clubhouse. Speakers were Haydee Castro from Goodwill's BookWorks literacy program for preschool children, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kinsley, a third grade teacher from Gulfport Elementary School who, along with nine other educators from her school and Boca from the club. The club wishes to thank all the generous donors and businesses who and money awards to help raise funds for the Educational Grants this year. Pictured from Top Left: Elizabeth Kinsley, Sandy Adams, Co-Chair, Joyce Bolas, Co-Chair and Haydee Castro, BookWorksPinellas Citizen University begins New Session April 12 Ever wonder how county government works, and what goes on behind the scenes in the various departments that provide local services? Pinellas Citizen University unravels the mystery. Similar to other leadership classes, PCU brings students face to face with county administrators and decision-makers. During this remarkable 10-week course, participants go behind the scenes at many Pinellas County operations and talk to the experts as the class explores a wide range of county functions. Students meet and talk with county decision-making exercises, PCU Pinellas County provides services to nearly 1 million county residents. calls. worth $1.6 billion? as you learn how Emergency Medical Services works. out how they make reclaimed water out of wastewater. talk to the judges and administrators within our criminal justice system. economic development. Class enrollment is limited. Classes meet Thursday nights, usually from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition for PCU is $35 which includes a class shirt, all course materials, graduation ceremony and diploma. Enrollment applications and a complete course schedule are available online at www.pinellascounty.org/citizenu or by calling 727-464-5197.
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50 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 In February Eva Morrison of St. Petersburg visited her sister Ernestine Perkins in Sarnia Ontario Canada. Of course she took the Gabber! Waving Goodbye to Litter James Kile, 2, dons his litter-picking glove in Clam Bayou Saturday morning. I picked some up some trash! he said proudly. James was one of 30 kids and adults who came out for the Clam Bayou litter cleanup. Volunteers collected 385 pounds of litter and trash, according to Bob Williams, Gulfports Parks and Recreation Superintendent. Vendors needed for May-Faire FestivalVendors are invited to participate in the May-Faire Community Family Fun Festival to be held Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boca Ciega Center, 1414 59th Street S. in Gulfport. Vendors needed include arts and crafts, community yard sale, health/businesses/organizations. The fee is a $25 space donation with Senior Center Foundation, Most Holy Name Catholic Church and Boca Ciega Center, LLC. They are also seeking entertainers to donate one hour of outdoor performance. Contact Ruth Gruhn, Activity Director, 727-344-4608 or Activities@ bocaciegacenter.com. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter members and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Acropolis Restaurant on Central Avenue on Saturday, March 17. All gathered at 11 a.m. and celebrated St. Patricks Day. The hostesses for this social were Barbara Bofferding and Sue Hill. LET members will be helping stuff plastic Easter Eggs for the Annual the eggs will take place on Tuesday, April 3 at the Elmer O. Smith Lodge at 6:30 p.m. They will also be helping with the egg hunt. Members are collecting items for servicemen and women overseas. A list of suggested items was distributed at the last meeting. Congratulations to the newly elected term. They are: President, Lucy Brushaber; 1st Vice President, Donna Smith; 2nd Vice President, Sharon Ingram; Recording Secretary, Elaine Penner; Corresponding Secretary, Kay Brown; Treasurer, Val Rankin; City Council Representative, Sharon Ingram; and City Council Alternate, be installed at the end of the last regular meeting of the year to be held on April 25. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 51 Still Time to Apply to Center for the Arts PCCA is currently accepting late applications for the 2012/2013 school year. Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) on the campus of Gibbs High School offers students a requirements for graduation. Designed as a four-year course of study, each arts area has structured its course offerings into lower level and upper level classes. As a college preparatory program, a comprehensive plan during upper level study is implemented to secure scholarships for higher education as an integral part of the PCCA experience. Apply online at www.pcsb.org for late applications and to secure an audition appointment. For more information please view our website at www.PCCAGIBBS. 893-5452. Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per individual class. The instructor will be Kalina, who has studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great for strengthening bad knees! For more information, call Kalina at 727-251-0424. Mainsail Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers ST. PETERSBURGMainsail Arts Festival will celebrate its 37th anniversary on April 21 and 22. This prestigious art festival is one of the most exciting outdoor arts events in Florida, attracting 250 artists from across the country. Once again, the event will be held in beautiful Vinoy Park on St. Petersburgs downtown waterfront (Bayshore Drive at 7th Ave. NE). More than 250 volunteers are needed to staff several booths on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Volunteer areas include: soft drink/ water booths, beer/wine trucks (must be 21 years and older, limited to one shift per day), promotions/t-shirt sales and hospitality. In an effort to make the sign-up asked to use our online Volunteer Registration Form to select a location, day and time that has openings available. To register to volunteer online, please visit the Mainsail website at www.mainsailartsfestival. org and click Volunteers on the left side of the page. A brief summary of the volunteer opportunities will appear. Click SIGN-UP at the bottom of the page to open the Volunteer Registration Form. For more information about volunteering at the Mainsail Arts Festival, please contact Chloe Firebaugh, Mainsail Arts Festival Volunteer Coordinator, at 727-204-2553 or volunteers@ mainsailartsfestival.org.
52 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntMore Important than Money If youve ever found yourself caught in the vicious cycle of debt where you are spending more than you earn, money becomes the most important thing in your life. Money drives your decisions, and debt limits your options. This desperate condition makes you think about money every moment, day and night. Money is important. But it is not the most important thing. 1. Purpose. Having a clear understanding of why you were created and what on earth you are here for is more important than money, your family, your career or even your wildest dreams and ambitions, says Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life (Zondervan, 2007). Without purpose, your life has no meaning. 2. Knowledge. Wisdom comes with learning new things. When you improve your knowledge, you gain more power in your life. Fill your mind with new facts and ideas. Become skilled in something. You will gain a lot more than just what you set out to learn. 3. Compassion. Having a sense of shared suffering, combined with a desire to reduce that suffering by of compassion. Having compassion changes you because it moves the focus off yourself and onto others. Money often does just the opposite. 4. Personal growth. Each of us has countless opportunities to improve ourselves. Our behavior, thoughts and beliefs are all areas we can change. Working to grow as a person costs a thing. And often, it improves your income potential for the future as well as naturally improving your outlook on the world and your self5. Self-reliance. This may seem contradictory to faith, but its not. Selfreliance in this context is the ability to do things for yourself, to provide for your family without reliance on others or even the economy. Selfreliance is more important than money because in times of extreme hardship or disaster, self-reliance can mean survival. 6. Health. There is not enough money in the world to buy excellent health. It is priceless. Just ask any wheelchair or dying of cancer. Good health is far more important than money because you can always get more money. But more health? That is not as certain. Money pales in comparison to the value of physical health needed to enjoy life. 7. Faith. It has been said that faith is the telescope that scans the heavens for the majesty of God and also the wonders. Faith is what connects us to a power that is bigger than ourselves, moving responsibility for our care out of our own hands. Faith is the antidote for fear and worry. 8. Friendship. Companionship and camaraderie with people you care about and with whom you precious. Money comes and goes, but a good friend stays through thick and thin.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 53 Farewell, Old Friend: The Three Lessons of Judy Ryerson Oh, Judy. One of the things I dislike like about my job is writing obituaries about someone I truly like and respect. Judy Ryerson. I knew the call would come. I knew she was in Hospice, lung cancer. I knew this day would come four years ago, the day she and I sat in her corner condo, looked at her doll furniture, and she told me she could beat the cancer. I wont lie to you and tell you she and I were best buddies, but I loved Judy, probably because part of me wanted to be Judy. Some of you may think of her as the former Ward One councilwoman, but that was the least of her achievements. Judy epitomized so much of what makes Gulfport, Gulfport. Judy is was one of the few Gulfport people I knew B.G. (Before three months I lived in Gulfport, I didnt know anyone but my downstairs neighbor, Jeannie. One day Jeannie likely tired of worrying she had a crazy hermit living upstairs shoved a Gabber under my nose and suggested I look through it. I did, and noticed that the Gulfport Community Players needed volunteers. I started helping the Players work on a show called Marry Me, and I met Judy and The Girls, the backstage ladies. Judy was not only one of these wonderful ladies: she, along with a few of the other ladies, helped start the community theatre. Judy and The Girls thats not a formal name, its just how I thought of them had all retired, and every one of them looked every bit the part of the sweet-faced grandmother, always ready with a smile and a cookie. I initially dismissed them as frail ladies who probably didnt know much. Well, OK, I didnt think of her up to a retired grandma who probably pinned hems on costumes and brought the cast cookies. Judy and The Girls taught me a lot. None of it was about cookies. They had all married, some more than three times, and many had also divorced. I asked one of the ladies a had married so often. Well, sweetie, she said, I just thought every time I slept with a man, I had to marry him. Judy Ryerson Lesson One: Never judge a book by its cover. I had no idea women could act like these ladies. The Medicare crowd I knew did not move set pieces. They did not stay out drinking after rehearsal. They did not pose naked for calendars. When the Gulfport Community Players created the Backstage Babes calendar which is precisely what it sounds like Judy was right there, baring it all to help one of her favorite groups. By this time I worked at the Gabber, and when my editor sent me to write about the calendar, I asked Judy if we could use a photo of her posing. She hesitated for just a moment before laughing and telling me, What the hell. You only go around once. Judy Ryerson Lesson Two: Laugh. Nothing matters that much. While still new in town, I commented one night how Gulfport seemed completely non-traditional. Oh, I dont know, Judy said, lighting one of her cigarettes and taking a deep drag. We manage to I dont know which church Judy attended, if any, but I know what she believed in: Gulfports history and her future. She had a hand in everything from Scout Hall to city trucks. I know Judy didnt always live in Gulfport, but I know that once she moved here, this city and her family became her entire life. Judy understood the delicate balance between the old guard and the new arrivals. She believed in both groups, and she believed in her city. I came to very much respect how much she believed that Gulfport could move forward while holding on to its history. Judy Ryerson Lesson Three: Put your whole heart into what you believe in. In April, 2008, I learned that this woman whom I so admired now a council member had lung cancer. My editor charged me with the horrible task of writing about this. she told me. I wanted so much for that to be true. She showed me the latest additions to her doll furniture. She smiled. We laughed. But inside I died a little, because people rarely beat lung cancer. I didnt cry that day, but I cried the entire time I wrote her obituary, and I cried as I wrote this. Knowing her all those years ago changed my life, because she showed me a different way to look at life. I feel her absence keenly, not just because I will miss seeing her, but because so many Gulfportians will never know her. Next week or next year a new recruit will join the Players, and they will know nothing of Judy. That seems wrong. My pain is nothing compared to what her family and close friends feel, and my loss means little in the face of what Gulfport lost: a diplomat who spoke her mind, loved her city, and poured her kind, gruff, compassionate self into making it a better place for all of us, whether she agreed with us or not. Farewell, old friend. And thank you. We will miss you more than you can possibly imagine.Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.
54 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 Local Bridge Club President Garners National Award The president of a local duplicate bridge club has been tapped by the American Contract Bridge League for a prestigious national award. Charles Gill, who heads the St. Petersburg Bridge Club in Pinellas Park, is a resident of St. Petersburg. He was recently named by the ACBL as its National Volunteer of the Year for 2012. Mr. Gill traveled to ACBL headquarters in Horn Lake, MS for a March 19th award ceremony during the North American Bridge Championships. The ACBL claims more than 165,000 members throughout the United States and Canada, bridge clubs. Each year it honors the volunteer efforts of one of its members. Mr. Gill has headed the St. Petersburg Club since 2004. During that time, the club has grown from 200 to more than 500 members, making it the largest bridge club in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Under Mr. Gills leadership, the club has added a strong teaching curriculum and now offers more than 20 bridge games and instructional classes each week. The club has been chosen to host numerous regional and state-wide championship tournaments at its facilities at 8800 49th St N in Pinellas Park. Card players looking to play duplicate bridge or to learn or improve their skills at the game of bridge may phone the club at 727-544-5040 for more information. Pictured (L-R): Charles Gill and Craig Robinson, president of the American Contract Bridge League for 2011.Join the Gulfport Toastmasters Club The Gulfport Toastmasters club meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Ave. S. in Gulfport (the sage green building with the red awnings at the corner of Tangerine Ave. and 51st St. S.). Visitors and new members are welcome. Would you like to become a better communicator? Would you like to be more comfortable speaking in front of others? Find out how Toastmasters can help in a safe and supportive environment. Contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at email@example.com or just show up at the meeting. Recycling Directory Now Available The new Recycle Today: 2012 Pinellas County Recycling Directory has just been released. The directory is packed with the latest information about how to recycle in Pinellas County including local options for recycling cans, bottles, paper, yard waste, electronics, chemicals, motor oil, cooking oil and much more. Find out whats new in 2012, such as expanded recycling programs for plastics #1-7 in Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar and Gulfport. In addition, pizza boxes and plastic bottle caps may now be recycled. Citizens can pick up a free copy at local libraries, Sweetbay stores, Natures Food Patch Market or Pinellas County drop-off recycling centers. The directory may be viewed online at www.pinellascounty.org/ recycle.
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 55 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Automotive Service INSIDEOUT DETAILComplete Auto/Marine Detailing Service at Your Home or Business. Full Detail Package $99, or Wash-Vac-Wax $60. Most Cars. Call or Text, 727-557-7803.DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist you with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. With Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. 727-488-4586. LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE-with 20yrs. Experience wants to Care for You or Your Loved one in Their Home. Skilled in Rehabilitation, Strokes, Wound Care, Dementia, Diabetes and all Medical issues. Have Local References. Call Edna 727-215-6999. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. Cleaning/Housekeeping CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. 727-254-1950. www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.comNATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening.BLONDIES CLEANING 727-320-6114All I Leave Behind is Shine! Guaranteeded Licensed & Insured, References Since 1978. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, reasonable rates. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727-656-0435. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Classes/Tutoring ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaran teed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701. Cleaning/Housekeeping
56 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Handy Person HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 57 A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450 Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & All Repairs. GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. Lawn/Landscape 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. ATTENTION!All Churches, Non Prots & Seniors. Beat any Written Offer by 10%. Landscaping, Ground Maintenance. Ask Bobs Lawn Enforcement Agency. 727-637-7579. Insurance Home Improvement INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 ATTENTION!All Churches, Non Prots & Seniors. Beat any Written Offer by 10%. Land scaping, Ground Maintenance. Ask Bobs Lawn Enforcement Agency. 727-637-7579. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Lawn/Landscape JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless.
58 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.DEPENDABLE CONTRACTORPainting & Wallpaper. #C-10625 Contact us at reuterhospitality.com or 727-319-4020. Buck Reuter. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. Business Opportunity INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYAbove Average Return, Safe and Secured by Companys Assets. We are an Established Company in this area, with a Proven Cash Flow and Predictable Income Stream. $150,000 to 1.2 Million Needed. Call 727-643-7896. Help Wanted HAIR STYLIST WANTEDChair Rental (can be split between 2 stylists), $150/Wk. Hair Designs, 6620 Central Ave. 727-418-6109. PET GROOMER NEEDEDPasadena Pet Motel, Experienced Only. Apply Within, 6735 Gulfport Blvd. EXP. SEAMSTRESS & TAILOR NEEDEDTyrone Area, FT/PT. 7247-347-7129. CLEANING PEOPLE-Needed for HouseCleaning Company, P/T Days. Must have 1yr.+ Experience, Good Pay. Must have Transportation. Call 727-743-0701 after 6p.m.VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. PERSON FRIDAY-General Assistant. Run Errands, Yard work, Handyman, Some Ofce work. Must have working Vehicle, Cell phone and Computer. Resume to rrmediates@aol. com Automotive 1999 GRAND MARQUIS29K, New battery, loaded, excellent, almost new tires, white, $4995. 727-637-5187, 727-381-4257. 2005 TOYOTA SCOINBlack, side door. 125k. Excellent condition. 5-spd. $6500. 727-4598447ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Moving/Hauling PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. LIBRARY ADMINISTRATOR CITY OF GULFPORT. Highly Responsible supervisory work in the administration of programs and services offered at the City Library. Knowledge of modern library principles, practices and procedures, as well as overall library management. Must possess the ability to build strong professional relationships within the commu nity. Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited American Library Association (ALA) college or university with a Masters degree in Library Science, along with four (4) years experience in professional library work, of which (2) two years must have been served at a supervisory level. Salary range:$47,760 $76,416 annually with excellent benets.The City of Gulfport is an equal opportunity employer and proactively encourages workplace diversity. Background/drug screenings will be conducted.Applications accepted through March 30, 2012 at City of Gulfport, 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, FL33707 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.E.O.E. Help Wanted Plumbing
Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 59 CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Gorgeous piece 82 wide. Pictures available $950. obo 727595-0423. General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. TWO 15 DRIVE SERIES-Crunch Subwoofers. Asking $150. obo 727-709-2774.LAWN MOWERS, GO KARTS, BIKESAll Kinds. Flatbed Trailer 4 x 8. Also Lawn Mower and Small Engine Repair. Call Frank 727-418-8297. HP ALL IN PRINTER-Good Condition. $20.00. 727-471-8840. Health & Fitness MOBILITY SCOOTERPride Victory. $500 OBO. 727-344-2675 Marine 22 BAYLINERAsking $4500. 608-354-7561, 727-345-8326. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 6 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. Pets/Animals Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that David Thomas, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name DVT Solutions located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. March 22, 2012. GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE-Holy Cross Catholic Church Hall, 7851 54th Ave. No., St. Petersburg. March 29th thru 31st Thurs/Friday 9-4, Saturday 8:30-Noon. 6242 40TH AVE. N.-Fri. & Sat. 9am.-4pm. Easter Decorations, Misc. DOVER CARPORT SALE-Town Shores. 3114 59th St. S. Baked goods, household items, clothing, some furniture & misc. items. Sat. March 24, 9a.m.-1p.m.YEI MARKETA Support System for Youth & Young Adults. Open Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m. 4929 9th Ave. S., Gulfport. MOVING ESTATE SALE-Town Shores Buckingham. Everything Must Go! Good Stuff for Small Money. To Much to List. 727-345-2023. SATURDAY ONLY 8-2P.M. Everything Must Go! Large Furniture Items, Luggage, Baby Cradle, 465 Pinellas Bayway S., Apt. 310. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. MULTI FAMILY SALEFRI. 3/23 & SAT. 3/24. 9am 4 pm. 6791 35th Terrace N. (Off 68th St. N. Between Tyrone & 38th Ave.)LOVE DOGS?The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming? www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546.DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. April 14th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546. FREE TO GOOD HOMESiamese cat. Very affectionate. 6yr old male. 727-360-4210 Card of Thanks Wanted Wanted PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. 4 George Yard/Garage Sale Furniture/Appliances WANT TO RENT-Covered Parking Space in Town Shores 5/1 thru 11/7 207-577-3618. WANTED RECORDS & CDsWe Pay Top Dollar for Your Quality Record Collection. 727249-3285.
60 Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 WATERFRONT 2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE1350SF, Seapoint Next to Skyway Bridge, $1275/Mo., $1275 Deposit. Ready Now. 608201-8077, 727-867-6819. 1802 57TH ST. S.-1BR or 2/BRS available. Central Air, Water Included. Smoke Free Units. No Pets. Dan Yingst Realty. 727-321-5258. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALSNewly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. No Rent til April! Call Rick 727-4180086. GREAT LOCATION5 Minutes from TI Beach, 1BR/1BA, 6266 1st Ave. S., Swimming pool, BBQ, laundry room and more in site. $600/Mo. Call 727-458-7858. GULFPORT DUPLEXSGreat Location. 2BR/1BA, Florida Room, Central Heat & Air, $675/Mo. Also 1BR/1BA $700/Mo. 727-3844371 or 727-344-1113. TOWN SHORES WINDSOR 55+Large 1BR/1.5BA. Open Water. Annual Lease $749/ Mo. Also Patriot Square 37th St. S. Large 3BR/2BA 5 Appliances $749/Mo. 727-8677022. 2BR/1BA $650/MO.-Electric and 1/2 Water. 1st/last/security. 45th St. N. & 9th Ave. Call after 5pm. or on weekends. 727-409-3716.GULFPORT BARCELONA APTSLarge 2BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. Newly Remodeled, $750/Mo. $500/ Security plus Utilities. Well Maintained! 727347-1017. 4551 1/2 3RD AVE. S.-St. Petersburg. 1BR/1BA, Month to Month lease. $395/Mo. Plus Security. Call 727-322-8030. TOWN SHORES NOTTINGHAM-2BR/2BA. 1120sqft, 2nd oor standard unit. Galley Kitchen 16.5x8 Florida room. CH/A, Covered Carport, Furnished. $1000/Mo. No Pets 727345-3221. TOWN SHORESEmbassy, 2BR/2BA, Completely Updated & Beautifully Furnished. Gorgeous Waterview. $1250/Mo. Available 2012/13 season 6/Mo. lease. No Smoking/ Pets. 860-995-0330. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588.$5001BR/1BA, Central Air, newly painted, very clean. Large livingroom & eating area. Large walk-in closet. Small Pet w/fee. 727-348-4833. 1997 68TH AVE. S.-Pinellas Point. Large 3BR/2BR/2CG Home. 5 Appliances, Pool, A/C, Sprinklers. $1149/Mo. Available Immediately 727-867-7022. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch, Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR $550. & $650. Balcony. 2BR $725. (2nd r). Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining Recently Updated. Parking. $600/Mo. plus $600/Security. Suitable for Singles. Private Entrance. 727-345-9620. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. TOWN SHORES WINDSOR-2BR/2BA, Front/ Rear Entrance to Water, New Kitchen, Tile, Carpeting, Power Shutters, Free Gas, H2O, Cable T.V. Club House, Tennis, Pools, Marina & Maintenance. Small Pets OK. 55+ (727) 791-4480 BEAUTIFUL GARDEN APT.-$625/Mo. (attached to home). 1BR/1BA, French doors, Private Entrance. St. Petersburg, Very Safe, Power/Cable/Internet/CHA Included. Looking for Professional or Student. Close to Schools & Highways. 727-410-8423.TOWN SHORESAnnual/Seasonal. Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint & tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1BR plus enclosed porch. Tile thru-out. Freshly painted. $625/mo. plus $300 security. Includes W/S/G. Call 727452-5942. SEASONAL RENTAL-Gulfport. 1BR/1BA, $180/wkly. Also 2BR/1BA $200/wkly. plus $250 Deposits. Furnished. Electric, Water, Cable Included. Nice/Quiet. No Pets/Smoking. 727-321-5146. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT FURNISHED HOUSE Fully Furnished 2BR/2BA Across from Marina for Short-Term Rental. Pet Friendly. 727-3280203. BAY ISLAND 1BRGreat waterview, cable, heated pools & hot tub, tennis, clubhouse, 55+ gated safe community. No smoking. $800/Mo. 727-729-9553.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+5750 80th St. N. Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable. Pool, Fitness Center. $650/Mo. +Sec. Section 8 & Small Pet Ok. 727-343-7343. 727455-8998. GULFPORT WATERFRONT STILT HOME3/2, Pool, May-Oct. $1100/Mo. plus Utilities, 1st & Last, No Pets/Smoking. 727-323-1433. Accommodations to Share COQUINA KEY AREA-Furnished Room, w/ Cable TV, Clean, Share House, Laundry, Near Bus/Shop/Bay. No Pets. $400/Mo., +1/3 Utilities. No Lease! 727-347-6176. SHARE 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDONo Smoking/Drinking, $350/Mo. No Lease, 1st Months Deposit. Background Check Required. Must Like Pets. 727-864-4994. Commercial Properties Rent $1000/MO. 1200FT. COMMERICAL-Bldg. w/ Garage (2862 21st Ave. N. St. Pete). Zoned Mfg, Tile, 1BA, Central Air, Lots of Parking No Security Deposit Call 727-470-1082. OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE-on Central Ave. Includes Internet, Security System, Full Kitchen, Conference room and use of Copier. Ample Parking 727-896-6269. Real Estate Wanted BETTER THAN A SHORT SALEI can buy your property and give you cash if you are behind in your mortgage. Immediate approval. Realtors welcome. Paul, 727-498-2321 WINWINPARTNERS.INFO. SUNDAY 1-4PM-Town Shores Embassy Bdge. (#604). 55+. 2BR/2BA. 1450sf. on Open Water next to Clubhouse and Heated Pool. Youll Believe you are in a Tuscany Villa! Wood Ceiling Beams w/Elegantly Remodeled Kitchen and Baths. Walls Removed to Allow Enhanced View of Beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. Small Dog or Cat Ok. Possible Seller Financing. $179,000. Sellers Are Realtors. Call Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. Sellars Realtors. SUNDAY 1-4PM. REDUCED TO $99,9001898 Shore Dr. S. #316 South Pasadena. Completely Updated 1BR/1BA Condo. Granite Countertops, New Appliances, Brazilian Cherry oors, Crown Molding and Recessed Lighting. Views of Boca Ciega Bay. Active 55+community. Price Includes Furniture. 727417-0501. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals Open House ANNUAL LEASE CHATEAU TOWER-Large 1BR/1.5BA, W/D, Secured Entry, Pool, Gym. $950/Mo. 1st, Last, Security. You Pay Electric Only. 727-412-1110. 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. ADORABLE GULFPORT BEACH-Cottage 1BR/1BA, Furnished, Bamboo/Tile, Arts Dis trict & steps to Beach! $850/Mo., Water Includ ed. Call Marie 727-657-1259. RE/MAX, www.mariedrew.com LARGE BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED1BR Mobile Home. $500/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. Please call 727-410-6599. $150.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898.
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Gabber March 22 March 28, 2012 63 1BR/1.5BA TOWN SHORESWindsor #907. New Price! $118,500. with 4 Months HOA at Closing. Stunning Waterfront Remodel, Bam boo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appli ances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727455-3556. 2/1 GARAGE C/H/ANewly Finished Hardwood Floors, Fresh Paint, Clean, Fenced Yard, W/D Hookup, Ceiling Fans, New Carpet. Great Neighbors. Will Accept HUD. 727-259-3176. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOME Resident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-727-1801.
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