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Title: Gabber
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Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 03-29-2012
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No. 2251 March 29 April 4, 2012 Merchants and Artists Unite to Give Back to GulfportBy Cathy Salustri Owen Pach and Mayor Mike Yakes cut the ribbon on Pachs piece. My heart is just touched by the warmth of the community, Yakes told the crowd who came out to support the artists, the Gulfport Merchants Association and the city. After the dual ribbon cutting, artists and supporters headed to Artists Alley for a reception catered by the Gulfport Merchants Association. The reception included beer, wine, food by T and Me, and, upon request, studio tours. Two of Gulfports working artists, Owen Pach and Frank Strunk III, have made their mark on the Waterfront and Arts District downtown literally. The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA), using money raised at the 2011 Geckofest, commissioned See Artists, page 39 Gulfport's Vice Mayor Issues At last Thursdays workshop, city council discussed its current lack of a process for electing a vice mayor. The city charter mandates council elect a vice mayor but sets forth no procedure for doing so. Council, in the mayors absence last Tuesday, could not come to consensus over who should serve as vice mayor. See Vice Mayor, page 46Beach Club Wins Right to Short-term Rental Despite resident outcry and an argument from the districts commissioner, the St. Pete Beach city commission voted four to one to grant the Beach Club at Pass-aGrille a land use and zoning change that will allow increased density and short-term rentals. The eight unit condominium already operates outside the law, offering of two, will make this legal for this building only. The building is a halfblock outside See Rental, page 46 Commissioner Lorraine Huhn Takes the DaisST. PETE BEACH With her son Jim by her the District One commission seat. Although he could not attend, outgoing commissioner Al Halpern asked that city I strongly believe in our representative government process, Halpern wrote, adding I wish you the best of luck during your term in Halpern could not attend the meeting; he had planned a family vacation before the city knew it would hold a runoff election. In his letter he said he expected others to support the process


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Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 3 City of South Pasadena $1,000 Scholarship South Pasadena residents and high school graduating students of the City of South Pasadena, have until May 31, 2012 to apply for the City's annual scholarship award. Applicants must have been City residents for the past two years, and been accepted at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Applications are available at City Hall, 7047 Sunset Drive South, South 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.


4 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Gulfport Workshops Schedule Change City Council workshops will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. The April 19 workshop, which will take place at 5:30 p.m., is the only exception thus far. The week of the workshop changed because Councilman Sam Henderson expressed a preference for having the workshop the same week as a council meeting. He also asked about holding workshops later in the day. I dont care if it stays on Thursday, but do we want to have these a little later in the day when the opportunity for more people to attend is there? he asked, adding that he wanted to know how later meetings would affect city staff. Theyre all professionals... theyll be here, city manager Jim OReilly assured him. While Councilman Henderson pushed for later meetings, Banno said she prefers before dinner so she can have dinner with my family. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their fourth Pancake Breakfast of the Season, Saturday, April 7th, 2012 from 7 a.m to 11 am. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive So. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Ask anybody! Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the Donation price of $5.00 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ceiga Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these Breakfasts. When you come and support our fund raising activities, you are doing much to help us help those in need. Gulfport Lions is a Service Organization, meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Gulfport Lions, proudly serving since 1948. Come join our efforts.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 5 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations ST. PETERSBURGDo you know a senior citizen who deserves recognition for the 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 Petersburg. 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 awarded. Please call 727-893-7101 for an application or visit the website www. stpeteparksrec.org/sunshine-senior-center.html for an on-line application. Deadline for applications is May 4.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 dan@igc.org or visit www.gulfportma.com.


6 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 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 727-322-5766. Yoga Meets Dance of yoga, easy free form dance and meditation in one dance celebration. Event will take place tonight from 7-8:15 p.m. on the labyrinth located behind the home at 5001 20th Ave. S. (just east of the elementary school). Wear comfortable shoes and bring a mat/blanket. Free, love offerings accepted.


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Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 11 St. Pete College Job Fair Once again, St. Petersburg College State Representatives Larry Ahern and Jim Frishe are joining forces to put on our Bay Area Job Fair. We would like to thank those of you helped make our November 2011 job fair a success and sincerely hope that it produced good results for you. For those who were unable to attend, we hope that youll be able to join us for the next one! The Bay Area Job Fair is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2012 from 11am 3pm. It will again be held on SPC Seminole Campus, however due to size constraints of the last event, we are changing the room to the Conference Center. This high-capacity room is located near Congressman Youngs Annex. Again, the job fair is a free event for both employers and job seekers. While the room is larger than the previous one, we must limit 50 who RSVP for the event. 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.


12 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Letters Try Neighborhood SalesDear Editor, I empathize heartily with T. Rileys letter last week stating disappointment about how few buyers showed up at this residents sale at the outer limits of the city. I have maybe two yard sales a year, but NEVER on the day of the citywide one. Too much competition. Not only were there 100 or so sale sites, mostly in inner city areas where visitors tend to gravitate, but once again, too many distracting events were planned for the same day: the Antique Show in Clymer Park, the Clam Bayou Cleanup, St. Pattys Day specials; a Lions Club breakfast, etc. One is forced to choose or collapse in exhaustion trying to cram as much as possible into a much too full single day. Instead of city-wide, why not schedule FOUR separate neighborhood-wide yard sales on FOUR different weeks, corresponding perhaps with the FOUR Wards? That would be fairer to sellers in all districts. It would also bring folks to Gulfport FOUR separate times giving each Ward attention and publicity. Judi Bagatti Thanks for Removing SignsDear Editor: I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to most of the citizens of Gulfport, the political signs were taken down within twenty four hours. Here and there are a few signs, hopefully these will come down soon. The various campaign workers on all teams are to be congratulated, for they not only worked diligently for the candidate, they also saw the need to remove the signs in a timely manner. There are many types of pollution, one of these is visual pollution. Gulfport can proudly say that this is being looked at, in many different ways. The City of Gulfport is attempting to be a Green City, and in my opinion, this is a start. If we as Gulfportonians can start with political signs, we can accomplish most things, given the time and resources. Yes, I had a political sign in my yard, luckily for me, that candidate sent out an email, asking that yard signs be removed, the campaign was over, time to move forward. I only wish that the citizens of Gulfport felt the calling to cast a vote, for they certainly seemed to feel the calling to erect a yard sign. I am hoping that the light voter turnout does not residing in a community, but that is a whole different issue. Once again, I wish to thank the residents of Gulfport, this is a wonderful city to live in, and this is a piece of evidence of the great people Mark Grantham 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! For more information, call 727-893-2237. 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. Deadline Nears for One Act Play Submittals 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. SEND US YOURNEWS!321-6965


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 13 Excerpts heard at the March 22, 2012Gulfport City Council WorkshopPublic Comment & Council Quotes Councilman Sam Henderson, about the workshop schedule City Manager Jim OReilly Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about last years budget memo. The city manager said he wanted to be cautious of not setting policy. Barbara Banno, about the idea of limiting councils initial statements on each issue to three minutes. City Attorney Andy Salzman, when Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon asked why the council did not adopt Roberts Rules of Order. Patricia Millward, from the audience, about certain types of meetings exempt from the Government in the Sunshine laws. Mayor Mike Yakes, upon excusing himself momentarily from the discussion about the vice mayorship. Sam Henderson, about how using smart phones to receive city e-mail could call all the information on that phone into the public eye. City Attorney Andy Salzman, to Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon about his advice to her when she 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. Attend an Orchid Repotting Clinic The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will be holding an orchid repotting clinic on Saturday, April 7th from 9 a.m. until noon at 12350 Ridge Road in Largo. The public is invited to bring their orchids for instruction on how to repot their orchids or have it done for them. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase. The Society will divide, if necessary, and repot your overgrown orchids for a nominal charge. Get them ready for spring. Cash or check. For more information call 8139180-4546.


14 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 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. 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.


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16 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Waterfront Trolley Schedule & Springfest Run The famous red and green Waterfront Gulfport Trolley loop schedule runs on 1st Friday and the 3rd Saturday during the Gulfport Art Walk. The Trolley also runs during large special events like Spring Fest on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. The Trolley loop stops are Essex Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 31st Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 29th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 28th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 23rd Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 27th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 15th Ave. & 58th St., 18th Ave. & 55th St., Wood Ibis Park 58th St., 23rd Ave. S. & 54th St., 28th Ave. S. & 54th St., Recreation Ctr., 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Wood Ibis Park 28th Ave. S., 58th St. & Shore Blvd. S. Trolley can be waved down anywhere along the route. If you are looking for additional parking for your vehicle and would like to take the trolley into the Waterfront district, you can park at Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park (58th St. S. and 28th Ave. S.), The Recreation Center (3750 Shore Blvd. S.), The Library (5501 28th Ave. S. enter on the 27th Ave. S. side), The Senior Center (5501 27th Ave. S. and Chase Park (Parking by the Dog Park 2726 54th St. S. and Behind the Gulfport Museum 5301 28th Ave. S.). For more information on the trolley, contact 727-893-2237.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 17 Marvin Shavlan: St. Pete Beachs New Vice MayorST. PETE BEACH With no discussion, argument or strife, the city commission unanimously agreed to make District Three Commissioner Marvin Shavlan the vice mayor. The city elects a new vice mayor every two years, at the same meeting at which new and than Gulfport, Commissioner Jim Parent said. Gulfport could not elect a vice mayor at its last meeting and discussed the issue at the last workshop as well; the city still has no vice mayor. New Gulfport Toastmaster Club forming Would you like to become a better communicator? Would you like to be more comfortable speaking in front of others and increase your selfToastmasters Club forming so why not get to know us and be our guest! The club meets every Wednesday evening 6:30pm to 7:30pm 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). Discover for yourself the education, camaraderie and professionalism that our Toastmasters Club offers! For further info, contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at don@rsri.net. Toastmasters International is a nonpublic speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Please Patronize Our Advertisers


18 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 This Weeks Solution With a new council seated around the workshop table, Gulfport city attorney Andy Salzman offered a refresher course in Government in the Sunshine law. Councilmembers also have a handbook and the opportunity to take a course on dealing with serving as an elected Among other things, Salzman told the council a lack of public notice, public access or minutes taken at meetings constitutes a Sunshine Violation. Violations carry criminal charges and civil penalties. More importantly, you have to redo the whole act again, so the city incurs time, cost and embarrassment, Salzman said. He also cautioned the council against what he called the appearance of impropriety. Youre in a small town. Theres the appearance of impropriety... the two of you are neighbors, the two of you are friends. Youre talking, somebody overhears a word, and thats a controversial issue that comes up [...] You all can be put in a bad light when you really have done Sunshine Law Refresher for Gulfport Councilnothing wrong, he said. The solution? Do not talk about things youre going to conceivably vote on, he told the council. Does that mean you cant go to a neighborhood meeting together? Absolutely not, but what you avoid is saying how youre going to vote on a particular issue. Council also should be careful, he said, they arent using somebody as a conduit, or passing intentionally or inadvertently information between a third person. He advised the council they could e-mail each other as long as they, just dont say how youre going to vote on a situation. Social media, the attorney cautioned, posed a new problem. The problem that were having is that there are too many media outlets and were not sure what is a public record, he said. not have a Facebook, Salzman said. You werent saying no Facebook, you were saying no discussion, Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon told him. Salzman amended this to say if you have a Facebook, do not give your opinion... you just have to avoid it. You absolutely have to avoid it. He told the council to give anything that could be a public record to the city clerk, the designated custodian of public record. However, he cautioned the council, the law does not allow for any time delay for public record, so if a person requested a record that the clerk didnt yet have, the city law. I want to protect you, I want to protect the city, I want to protect the integrity of what you do, he 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.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked local boaters Whats the most expensive thing excluding a trailer or dingy you ever bought for your boat?The inverter: about $4,000. Pierre Sauve, bridgeA GPS plotter: $2,000. Louie Worthington, 22 Carolina skiffMy marine radio: $300. Jerry Hysni, Batteries: $1,100. Spencer King, 43 Spindrift cutter Breakfast with St. Pete Mayor Foster ` Everyones invited to enjoy Southern kitsch along with a hearty breakfast when Breakfast With the Mayor visits St. Petersburgs original Skyway Jacks, Wednesday, March 28. Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas with Mayor Foster during the monthly breakfast forum beginning at 7 a.m. Residents are encouraged to support the restaurant with a breakfast purchase. One of St. Petersburgs landmarks, the restaurant is located at 2795 34th St. S. For future dates and locations of Breakfast With the Mayor, visit www. stpete.org/BreakfastWithMayor. Sell Your Unwanted ItemsClassied Advertising $450


20 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Easter Musical Production Park Place Wesleyan Church will present Road to Redemption: Stories of Gods Redemptive Power on Sunday, April 1st at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 4th at 7 p.m. and Friday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. at 4400 70th Avenue N. in Pinellas Park. Free admission; nursery provided. Call 727526-3674. Free Passover at Beth-El Shalom Watch the Passover seder come alive. Come learn the meaning of each of the Passover food items and ceremonies. They will have a full service with all the food items to taste such as the matzah, charoset, maror, etc., everything except a dinner. Come and enjoy this special time at a Passover service on Friday, April 6th at 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic congregation is located at 1701 29th Ave. N. (at the corner of 17th St.) St. Petersburg. All are welcome. Free admission, limited seating, pre-registration is necessary. For more info call 345-7777, e-mail Rabbi@Jewishheritage.net, web: www. Jewishheritage.net.


22 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 April Art ShowBy Fred Wilder The Treasure Island Art Guild will be accepting paintings from members for the April show on Thursday, April 5th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bring them to the Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Avenue. If you are not a member we invite you to become one and enter the show. On April 14th there will be a reception for the winners of the show. There will be an art demonstration by Chuck Hager. Refreshments will be served. For more information go to www. treasureislandartguild.org or call Fred at 369-8390.


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24 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Town Shores Shufeboard The seasons last Challenge Tournament ended on Friday, Mar. 16 with the mixed doubles matches which saw Harry Kainaroi and partner John Stelmaski (the only all male team) winning the main event over Nelson Burchat and Pauline Walters. In the consolation it was newcomers Carol Boles with partner Henri Derouin over team Anne Burchat and Bill Adams for the win. On the previous Tuesday of 3/13/12, men and women competed separately in the singles tournaments. For the 11 ladies it was Sandy Adams winning the main event over Donna Close while Gemma Hershberger took the consolation from Marge Vogt. At the same time, 12 men competed with Jim Greene winning the main event over John Stelmaski, while John Blazey handled Bob OBrien for the consolation win. Congrats to the winners and thanks to participants for another enjoyable tournament. Fun Day on Mar. 23rd wrapped for the picnic at Ft. Desoto park now scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd. (Note the date change.) Need School Clothes? Do you know a child in grade K-12 who needs school clothes? If the child receives free or reduced lunch, they also qualify for a free weeks worth of clothing and a fun shopping trip at Clothes To Kids (CTK). Eligible shoes...and more! An appointment is easy. In South County call 727327-7100 (St. Pete store) and in North County call 727-441-5050 (Clearwater store) Once you have your appointment, simply bring in your Free & Reduced Lunch Letter. Visit www.ClothesToKids.org for more information about the program at CTK. organization, provides free clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, or an appointment please call 441-5050 or visit our website at www.ClothesToKids.org. Take a Safe 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. Boating Course Take the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course. Programs are conducted from 7:30 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and are conveniently located on the USCG base at 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Visit www.c gaux72.info/ or call 727898-1324 for information. Completion I.D. safety education requirements.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 25 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. Picnic in Lido ParkST. PETE BEACHThe Lido Beach Civic Association will have their annual picnic in Lido Park on 45th Ave. on Saturday, April 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All residents are invited. Call 360-7339.


26 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 By Holiday Mathis All fooling aside, this will be a stellar, sensible week. The planets favor progress. Even bad-boy Mercury, who has been retrograde since March 12, will decide to get with the program midweek and start helping the action along. Obstacles will be lifted. The full moon in Libra on Friday will be as gorgeous in the heavens as it is in our hearts. Relationships get that moony feeling that brings people closer together. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youll be thinking about whats next, and this may bring up anxious feelings. Perhaps you are predicting a certain outcome for your future that is less than acceptable to you. Theres make a more desirable outcome likely. Wednesday and Thursday are your ideal moments for action. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If youre still looking for a reason to indulge a certain whim thats sure to make you happy if a little lighter in the wallet, heres something to keep in mind: Sadness makes people especially since so many people need you this week. So go on and make yourself happy. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your dealings may seem serious, and it will feel like theres a lot at stake. Think of a time when you worried about what was happening, and compare it to a time when you didnt worry at all. You werent any better off for worrying, were you? This time, refuse to dwell anxiously on the outcome, and let things ride instead. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your image of yourself is never accurate and is always out of date. Luckily, what you are is not the same thing as who you are. The real you goes beyond this image. Youll feel yourself growing free of the limitations of self-image as you endeavor to make a meaningful and serviceable contribution to the world. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Though you wish you could always have the right answer or say the perfect words to make the situation better, its not always possible and it has nothing to do with loving or being loved. Embracing the fact that you can just relax and be you is your ticket acceptance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Unlike people who possess magic genieinhabited lamps, sometimes your commands dont exactly make their way into wishes come true. But that much of what you wanted has actually happened in some form or another. So think seriously before you make another wish. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For you, this week is all about power: whos got it and who wishes they had it. We all want to feel that we have some control over our world and that we know a bit about whats going to happen. Its scary not to know, and that makes us feel powerless. Luckily, the moon brings out secrets and hidden agendas. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If anyone knows how to have a good time, its you. What the rest of them dont understand is that sometimes the so-called party happens in a very nerdy setting. You might get your party on doing something educational, like taking a trip to the library or watching a well-reviewed documentary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sometimes you have a bigger-thanlife response to events; thats just be important not to lose your cool this week, because overreacting will cause problems and negatively affect your reputation as a leader. Staying calm proves you can handle life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What good is having a brilliant mind if you dont use it well? You like to investigate as much as the next person, but you also realize that at some point you have to apply your knowledge to a practical end. contribute to the bottom line and then take action accordingly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your thoughts and actions are in about yourself. So why are you so uncharacteristically shy? Its likely youre out of your element. Being shy may be the most appropriate response. Its smart to stand back and observe to assess the best approach to your new circumstances. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll entertain this week. All goes smoothly when you take the advice of a certain Roman scholar who suggested that the number of guests at a dinner party should not be less than the number of the Graces, nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine. -Marcus Terentius Varro This Week's Birthdays : Youll love the surprises that are in store for you. The friends you make require involvement and attention over the next three months. Youll play hard and still be mighty productive. In July, your daydreams could bring about important changes in your life. There will be a new job in August and special training in September. November is your chance to win in a highly competitive arena. The one you love loves you back. Its a beautiful gift that keeps giving the whole year long. 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 29 April 4, 2012 27 Community Emergency Response Team CERT training will prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in any type of emergency. In the event of a community disaster you can chose to use your training to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of victims, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. The training is offered through the Gulfport Fire Department CERT team and is free of charge. Two full days are needed to cover the curriculum. The next class will begin April 14th and April 21st. Call now to reserve your seat or for more information contact Bob Worthington at (727)-916-8014. Excerpts heard at the March 27, 2012St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Nanci Gaenslen opposing the proposed Corey Couplet. Debra Schechner Harry Metz, who owns 7217 Gulf Boulevard, about the proposed couplet Harry Metz, about allowing beer and alcohol consumption at Merry Pier. units in the Beach Club at Pass-a-Grille who claimed they purchased the units thinking they could operate them as short-term rentals. Deborah Schechner, about the vote to allow a change in land use and zoning for the Beach Club at Pass-a-Grille. Commissioner Bev Garnett, to the other commissioners. She suggested they didnt understand Pass-a-Grille. I know. I can tell by your votes. McFarlin welcomed Commissioner Huhn. Vice Mayor meeting, which ran longer than three hours. Commissioner Bev units at the Beach Club at Pass-a-Grille what he did for a living. the Gabber 321-6965 Were Closer than you think....Your community paper.


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30 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comAARP Income Tax Assistance, Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 2:00 pm. through April 16 (last day). FMI, call 893-1073. Taxpayers must bring Social Security Cards for all persons listed on their tax returns, a photo ID, and all pertinent records: W-2's, 1099's, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's available at all sites. Voter Registration: Saturdays, March 31 & April 14, 10:00 am noon. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to register/update. Intro to eBooks (except Kindle, which will be featured in an upcoming class): Saturday, April 7, 11 am 1 pm. Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Bring your eReader for one-on-one assistance. Basic computer skills & registration required. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 8931073. Youth Art Program: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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. 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 Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl 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.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Fredom Found The Musical DramaMarch 30 April 8 Fri./Sat. 7pm. Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $20 & up.Available at: Gulfport Casino, Eileen;s Resale Boutique, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, or on line at; FreedomFoundMusical.com 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 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. Series on Hearing Healthcare Learn about Medical Conditions that Affect Hearing & Balance by Rachele M. Orsini, Au. D., CCC-A on Thurs. Apr. 5 at 1pm. Other presentations offered through the month: April 12, 1pm: Coping with Hearing Loss & Finding Empowerment by Jeff Rupp & Gwen Sand (Deaf & Hearing Connection); Apr. 19 at 1pm: Improving Relationships thru Better Communication by Rachele M. Orsini; Apr. 26, 1pm: Better Hearing means Better Living Taking Charge of your Hearing Healthcare by Rachele M. Orsini. 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. Apr. 4 at 1:30pm. Ms. Stewart is 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 1:00pm (not 2pm as previously posted). The event also includes entertainment by Gail Biron performing a program of classic songs. Refreshments will also be served. Get your tickets at the Senior Center in advance: $3.00. Fashion Show courtesy of Gulfports St. Vincents Thrift Shop. Senior Center Flea Market Theres always a good bargain at the Senior Center Flea Market. Dont miss out on Fri. Apr. 13, 10am to 2pm. Connect With Grandparents: Advocates for Grandparent Grandchild Connection, 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 lostaccesstampabay@ gmail.comCelebrating 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 minibus 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 Room on Apr. 16 ($49); Call Carolyn at 3470806 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., April 1, 6-10pm, $7 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 29 April 4, 2012 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 tampabay.rr.com. Proceeds will Restoration Fund. 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


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Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 35 Get Your Beer at Merry PierPASS-A-GRILLE While Merry Pier has long sold package beer and wine, Tuesday night the city commission amended the lease to allow customers to drink the beer and wine on site. What were trying to accomplish is to allow people to come and buy a single beer out of cooler and just enjoy it on the dock, Nancy Davidek, Merry Pier management, said. She said the Pier had no plans to hire servers or create a bar environment; rather, after their Shell Key trips. The city leases Merry Pier to a private company. Commissioner Bev Garnett, who represents Pass-a-Grille, said she hoped the city would have the right to revisit the permission if the alcohol became a problem. Only Mayor Steve McFarlin did not support this. Theres bars everywhere down there, he said of Pass-a-Grille. I just dont see the need. You put alcohol down there, you dont know whats going to happen. Commissioner Garnett pointed out that the city allowed Paradise Grill to sell beer and wine. The city has a similar lease situation with the two snack bars on the beach. Davidek said she wanted to allow while waiting for the crew to clean the days catch. The mayor also cited kids as a reason not to sell alcohol. Weve got to keep our kids in mind. Somethings got to be sacred, he said. I see your point, but a lot of time its the parents of the kids who are asking if they can have a beer.


36 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Local ObituariesFREIDIN, OLGA, 80, of Gulfport, died March 19. Service 11 a.m. March 21st at Calvary Cemetery, Clearwater. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. MASCALI, EDITH, 101, of So. Pasadena, passed away March 8, 2012, with peace in her heart and the deep love of family and friends. Survived by her children and Frank Mascali; her stepsons Charles and Richard Mascali; her 36 grand and great-grandchildren, and her devoted caregiver, Celeida Pegoraro. A service will be held at Beach Memorial Chapel on March please donate to Suncoast Hospice, www.thehospice.org. For full online tribute and obituary, go to www. beachmemorial.com. SIEZEGA, ELAINE L., 93, of Gulfport, died March 21, 2012. She is survived by a loving family. Visitation Sunday, March 25, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2:30 p.m. at ALife Tribute-Gulfport. JAROSCH, ALEXANDER, 77, of Gulfport, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at home. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 125 in Gulfport, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 72 in St. Petersburg, and Gulfport CERT. He is survived by his loving wife Judith; Children Jo Anne, David, Fred; grandchildren Alexis and Will. There will be a gathering on March 30, 2012 at 1pm at the funeral home. In lieu of Suncoast Hospice. Visit the familys personalized online Guestbook @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com In Loving Memory of CAPT. DAVID ERWIN ZALEWSKIWe miss you so much. A wonderful, loving son, brother and uncle, we know that you are with God and watching over us. We love you, Mom, Mike, Michelle, Marissa and Michaela. Celebrating Dodie O'KeefeA memorial celebration will be held for Dodie O'Keefe on April 5th at 3 p.m. at The Friends Meeting, 130 19th Avenue S.E. in St. Petersburg. This colorful, spirited, and generous full time studio artist was Tampa Bay arts community. Friends and family are invited to come and share memories of Dodie and her work. Dodie passed away Sunday, Feb. 26 at Hospice. Ryerson Memorial Saturday Come join family and friends in the Celebration of Life for Judy Ryerson on Saturday, March 31 from 2-4 p.m. at the Back Door Theatre in Gulfport. The service will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1:30 with refreshment to follow the family requests you consider a donation to the Gulfport Community Players, Historical Society or Suncoast Hospice. Waterfront Trolley Schedule The famous red and green Waterfront Gulfport Trolley loop schedule runs on 1st Friday and the 3rd Saturday during the Gulfport Art Walk. The Trolley also runs during large special events like Spring Fest on Saturday, March 31st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Trolley loop stops are Essex Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 31st Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 29th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 28th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 23rd Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 27th Ave. S. & Beach Blvd. S., 15th Ave. & 58th St., 18th Ave. & 55th St., Wood Ibis Park 58th St., 23rd Ave. S. & 54th St., 28th Ave. S. & 54th St., Recreation Ctr., 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Wood Ibis Park 28th Ave. S., 58th St. & Shore Blvd. S. Trolley can be waved down anywhere along the route. If you are looking for additional parking for your vehicle and would like to take the trolley into the Waterfront district, you can park at Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park (58th St. S. and 28th Ave. S.), The Recreation Center (3750 Shore Blvd. S.), The Library (5501 28th Ave. S. enter on the 27th Ave. S. side), The Senior Center (5501 27th Ave. S. and Chase Park (Parking by the Dog Park 2726 54th St. S. and Behind the Gulfport Museum 5301 28th Ave. S.). Hickman Theater Hosts Art Tour 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 Patsi Aguero, Janet Corrigan, Cheryll Grogan, Barbara Nicolazzo, Owen Pach, Carol Pieszchala, Melissa Schultz, artists of The Schork-Munsell Studios, and Catherine Weaver of Uniquely Original Art Gallery. Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on First Friday, April 6, 5-7pm, 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 South. For more information; www. CityofImagination.info or www.so49. org


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Dinner 6-8 p.m. Ruby Tuesday and Keith Coleman 6:30-9:30 House Committee Meating 6 p.m. Harry 7-10 p.m. Bucky Burgers 5-8p.m. Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30 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 Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm House Com. Mtg.6pm Harry 7-10pm Dinner 6-8pmRuby Tuesday & Keith ColemanBaringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events 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 29 April 4, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 3/15 Domestic5100 Blk 18th Ave. S. Trespass2700 Blk 57th St. S. Burglary Vehicle5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Animal CallShore Blvd. & 54th St. S. Friday 3/16 DUI27th Ave. & 58th St. S. Domestic5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. DUIGray St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Person2500 Blk 49th St. S. Unknown Problem4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Keep the Peace6200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Animal Call11th Ave. & 55th St. S. Vandalism2300 Blk 49th St. S. Suspicious Person5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Burglary Residence2100 Blk 55th St. S. Suspicious Person55th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence900 Blk Hull St. S. Civil Matter2200 Blk York St. S. Vandalism1700 Blk 59th St. S. Domestic5600 Blk 12th Ave. S. Saturday 3/17 Burglary5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Vandalism5800 Blk 11th Ave. S. Noise3000 Blk York St. S. Animal Call1100 Blk 52nd St. S. Disturbance52nd St. & 23rd Ave. S. Domestic2500 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk 10th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5600 Blk 17th Ave. S. Noise4900 Blk 20th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem700 Blk Gray St. S. Disorderly Conduct6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Civil Matter2500 Blk 58th St. S. Sunday 3/18 Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Prowler5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Noise5900 Blk Bayview Cir. S. Suspicious Person51st St. & 20th Ave. S. Suspicious Person4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Neighbor Problem5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5300 Blk 10th Ave. S. Assault/BatteryBeach Blvd. & 26th Ave. S. Noise27th Ave. & Tifton St. S. Assault/Battery5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise51st St. & 29th Ave. S. Noise4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Call800 Blk Gray St. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 52nd St. S. Animal Call2600 Blk 47th St. S. Recovered Stolen Property4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Monday 3/19 Shots Fired (Heard)5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Disturbance5400 Blk 12th Ave. S. Noise700 Blk Gray St. S. Neighbor Problem1200 Blk Gray St. S. Noise700 Blk Gray St. S. Hit & Run5300 Blk 6th Pl. S. Truancy5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Theft5400 Blk 12th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Lost/Stolen Tag2700 Blk 57th St. S. Animal Call700 Blk Hull St. S. Trespass4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Call4700 Blk Coronado Way S. Tuesday 3/20 DisturbanceGulfport Blvd. & 49th St. S. Animal Call54th St. & 29th Ave. S. Noise5900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Noise5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Disturbance5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Trespass6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Suspicious Person2900 Blk 50th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)700 Blk Hull St. S. Noise5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Civil Matter6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Fraud/Forgery2800 Blk 48th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5600 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call1400 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble14th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Theft5400 Blk 30th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct59th St. & 11th Ave. S. Domestic5900 Blk 30th Ave. S. Wednesday 3/21 Animal Call19th Ave. & 58th St. S. Disorderly Conduct4800 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Call700 Blk 60th St. S. Hit & Run1600 Blk Hull St. S. Vandalism4900 Blk 12th Ave. S. Animal Call4900 Blk 29th Ave. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Community Emergency Response Team CERT training will prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in any type of emergency. In the event of a community disaster you can chose to use your training to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of victims, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. The training is offered through the Gulfport Fire Department CERT team and is free of charge. Two full days are needed to cover the curriculum. The next class will begin April 14th and April 21st. Call now to reserve your seat or for more information contact Bob Worthington at 727-906-8014. Gulfport Zone 1 Crime Watch Meeting be holding their monthly meeting Saturday, 3/31, at 10:00 AM, in the Gulfport Neighborhood Center (1617 49th Street S.). A representative from the Gulfport Police Department will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns neighbors may have in their neighborhood. The guest speaker will be Sophia Dottin, from the Gulfport Pirates. She will introduce us to our Cities new after school program, designed to help keep our kids active and out of mischief.. West of 58th Street S. But all are welcome to attend.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 39 Try your hand at SudokuArtists, from front pagethe two artists to create pieces for the downtown. In past years the GMA donated some of the Geckofest proceeds to a local charity. This year, members opted to do something for Gulfport instead. We wanted to give something back to the community, and the reason its at that end of the street is that we the Waterfront District, Gulfport Merchant Association president Leslie Gilchrist said. In October the Gulfport Merchants Association asked the two artists for designs; Saturday afternoon, the artists public. Pachs piece, on the north side of the street, is a study in glass and steel. Strunks work, across Beach Boulevard on the south side, has an industrial metal motif. Both artists work in Gulfport, although the GMA initially approached Pach for the public art. We chose the artist because Owen is very involved in the Waterfront District, and he actually led us to Frank, she added. Theyre amazing. Pach called the public art Leslies legacy, but she denied credit, saying a way to get public art on display for the city, the entire Merchants Association deserved the praise for the two pieces. It wasnt anything I did by myself. Everyone embraced it right away, she said. Both Pach and Strunk maintain studios in Gulfport. Pach, who works out of Artists Alley alongside Schork-Munsell studios and other artists, says not since he lived in Ybor City years ago did he feel so warmly about a community. I havent been anywhere else it felt so good to be, Pach told the crowd Saturday night. He also praised fellow artist, Strunk, calling him a great inspiration and a great friend. Strunk, who works out of an industrial bay just off 49th Street, also spoke about Gulfport. I love Gulfport. I love what its about. I love working here. Ive never found any place else with the spirit of Gulfport, he said. To read more about each of these artists, please read this article online at TheGabber.com and look for the links to feature stories about both Owe n Pach and Frank Strunk III. 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 avid anglers to introduce a friend to the sport. Florida residents and nonresidents, 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. successful, check out MyFWC.com/ and rules.


40 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 St. Pete Beach Trafc Couplet, Simplied Thursday evening the city of St. Pete Beach held a public workshop about the proposed couplet that would circle Corey Avenue. During the workshop residents and businesses had the plan and ask questions. interviews with Senior Planner Catherine Hartley, and the information from the workshop, Rental, from front pagethe district of Pass-a-Grille that allows this. Basically theres no real change in the use, Senior Planner Catherine Hartley explained. Theres no is negligible [and] the building is already there. Cortland Realty Partners II owns the units at 701 Gulf Way with the understanding they could operate them as short term rentals. Cortland units in a distress sale according to attorney Deborah Martohue, and didnt realize they couldnt rent the units short term until they received a violation for doing so. Deborah Martohue, donated to both Commissioner Lorraine Huhn and Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlans campaigns. Cortland Realty Partners II owns Verna, Clayton and Jamie Skagen, and Michael and Marian Hobbins each own one. The Beach Club used to include 11 renovation reduced the number of units to eight. By a vote of four to one, the Planning Board recommended approval in January, with the condition that the units may not be rented for less than a week at a time. David Howard, who lives next to the Club, said said that he took issue with the city planning board, who he said misled the residents. We were led to believe we would have another chance at another planning board meeting before it came Holehouse, who you appointed, thank you No disrespect intended. He scoffed at the idea that the owners didnt know they didnt have appropriate zoning. Youre really going to go and spend three million dollars without checking the zoning? Nobody in their right mind would do that, Howard said. Finally, he pointed out that the owners didnt live in the city. The owners are not here. The registered voters on that street are here, he said. Please, please, please, listen to us. This is what the full-time residents who are in town want.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 41 Former commissioner and Passa-Grille resident Harry Metz also spoke against the change. Although he and Commissioner Garnett often disagree, they both came down on the same side of this issue. Again, the residents are going to sufferbecause of another bad investment from an out-of-towner, he told the commission. The applicant tonight would like to make this a complicated issue, Pass-a-Grille resident Dane Bean said after Martohues lengthy presentation, but if you take what youre supposed to consider Those criteria are neutral or negative [on this issue.] He, too, said the voters and residents near the Club didnt want the change. Only when you have a compelling reason to disregard the voters wishes should you put your judgment above our judgment. These people are not entitled to this They are asking for a special privilege, he added. Hartley told the commission the city would likely not be able to regulate the one-week rental stipulation put in place by the planning board. Commissioner Bev Garnett, the Pass-a-Grille representative, spoke about the importance of preserving the areas character and not allowing gradual redevelopment district encroachment on the residential area. Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlan asked Hartleys opinion. From a comprehensive planning standpoint, youre not looking at an impact, she told him. There was one criteria that talked about a need, and no one has submitted any evidence that pointed at a need. Its always the person from District Four opposing the changes in Passa-Grille, Commissioner Bev Garnett said. The planning board also voted 4 1, although the dissenting vote came from Will Jacoby, a District One resident. One day were all going to Commissioner Garnett said. SEND US YOURNEWS!321-6965


42 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Mattys Hero According to SafeKids.org, about 230 children die every year in backover or frontover accidents: accidents in which they are run over by a car, usually driven by a family member or close friend, and often in their own driveway. Imagine what that number is for dogs and cats. Then imagine what the aftermath looks like. Heres a glimpse: Kona, a Labrador mix, was 8 weeks old when my husband, Ron, and I puppy, and I adored her! On Memorial Day of 2005, Ron and I and the dogs -Kona and our 5-year-old Rottweiler, KC -were out front enjoying a beautiful day. I was washing my car; he was washing his work van. Unknown to us, Kona had fallen asleep under the wheel of Rons van. When he went to move the van, he ran over her. I heard her cry out, and I screamed, too. Ron panicked and rolled the van back over her again. It was pandemonium at that point. I grabbed Kona, who was already going into shock, and Ron got a blanket. He and I rushed our puppy to our vet. They couldnt help her, so we took her to a clinic. The doctor told us Konas back left leg was broken in three places. Her tail was broken at the base and would have to be removed. The possibility of her ever being able to control her bowls was slim to none. We knew he was trying to tell us that there was no hope for Kona. Ron was guilt-ridden. I could not stop crying. Ron told the doctor to save her. When we took her home, she had a metal rod in her leg. We had to keep her in a pen. A 5-month-old puppy. Can you imagine? My husband built her a really nice pen, and we kept it clean and free of feces. She had many meds that needed to be administered throughout the day and night. Needless to say, our lives were completely centered on Kona. We got through the months of rehab, and her bowels were functioning perfectly. We were so happy! Then a strange skin infection appeared on her rear hip. To make a long story short, she needed surgery to cut out the infection: She had more than 200 stitches and gained the nickname FrankenPuppy, but she recovered from that, as well. When you see Kona run, you would never know the awful events that plagued her life and ours when she was a puppy. She is a living miracle. We never regretted the expense or the time involved in getting her through it all. The best way to prevent frontover and backover accidents is to be aware that they happen. Check under and around your car before moving it. Know where your dog is at all times. Keep him out of the street and away from the driveway. Use a lead in the front yard. Keep him on a leash. Fence in the front yard, separating it from the driveway and the road. Or decide that the front yard is off limits to the dog. Kona is one of the lucky ones. Lucky in life, lucky in love. Not everyone there are times when there is no way around that. But its also true that not everyone is willing to stand by through thick and thin, in sickness and in health. Often, when I share a letter from a reader, its an example of what not to do. But this letter is an example of pet ownership at its responsibility and wholehearted dedication to the health and wellbeing of the animals that enrich our lives.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 43 Eat at the Gulfport Senior CenterSenior Center Snack BarCome see our new menu for Breakfast and Lunch Items. Room also available for small luncheon meetings (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport SPCA Pet of the WeekSnickerdoodle is a 3 year old DSH and a beautiful girl! She came to the SPCA Tampa Bay as an injured stray, but now forever home. Snickerdoodle does enjoy her moments of lounging around, and she may seem shy on some occasions, but she doesn't mind being picked up for extra love and hugs. Meet Snickerdoodle at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N. in Largo or call 727-586-3591. Meet Bongo, a very handsome 3 year old male Boston Terrier. He enjoys the company of other dogs as well as playing a good game of chase. To adopt Bongo, visit Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street South in Saint Petersburg, 33711. Tel: 727-328-7738. Hours: Tues-Fri 11am 4:30pm; Sat 10am 4:30pm; Sun-Mon Closed. Website: www.petpalanimalshelter.com Pet Pal Animal Shelter Take a Lifeguard Certication CourseST. PETE BEACHWant to be prepared to get an awesome job this summer? The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center will be offering its several times this spring. Available sessions are April 10-21, April 24-May 5, and May 8-19. Classes are held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each session. Students must be at least 15 years old and complete a pre-course swimming and diving test. The class fee is $150 for St. Pete Beach residents and $175 for non-residents, books and CPR mask not included. Classes are located at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and all interested participants can stop by to register in person. Reserve your space now. Contact the pool at 363-9264 for more information. 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.


44 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions This week, let's take a look at how legal transfers of control and decisionmaking work. Guardianship This is a legal process in which the court places an individual or agency in control of someone else's affairs. Since establishing a guardianship requires action by the Court system, it can be expensive and cumbersome. In addition, guardianship reduces an individual's legal rights to those of a minor. Conservatorship This is a type of guardianship that applies only to a person's property and not his or her personal matters. As such, its scope is less restrictive, and the individual involved retains many of his or her legal rights. Durable Power of Attorney By establishing a power of attorney, you authorize someone else to act in your behalf. You can give very limited powers, such as authorizing someone to sell property for you, or very broad powers, such as paying bills, making investment decisions, or making all decisions for you. A durable power of attorney remains in force even if the person who establishes it becomes incompetent. While a power of attorney is generally established to ensure that your affairs will be handled for you, it must be durable to be effective in the event of your incapacity. Any power of attorney, including a durable one, becomes null and void when either the person granting it or the person to whom it is granted dies. You should be sure to specify exactly what functions are to be covered by the durable power of attorney. For example, medical decisions, investment choices and property care Of course, a durable power of attorney should be given only to someone you trust implicitly to act in your best interest. You should requirement of a durable power of attorney. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney. Chair Yoga for Everyone in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex is offering a Chair Yoga class for people of all ages class is perfect for beginners and Classes are offered Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. and cost $7 each. Interested participants must call and pre-register with instructor Joyce Bloom at 727-345-0679.


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46 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Vice Mayor, from front page How do we go about the process of electing a vice mayor? Because weve done the rotation, weve seen people sit in it for years, weve gone through the motions [...] It feels like we dont have this process, Councilman Sam Henderson asked. After discussing options such as rotating through the wards and calling on the senior councilmember to serve, Councilman Henderson questioned the necessity of the position. Other than attending events when youre not available, other than the fact that its in the charter, do we need to have a vice mayor? he asked, adding I feel like its being used to hit somebody over the head with to say whos vice mayor. He also asked Mayor Mike Yakes how much value he put in the position. the mayor replied. The last couple of months, quite frankly, have become very personal with me and somewhat upsetting over the emphasis placed [on the vice mayorship] because it to survive? You know what? he continued, How do you like people looking at you dont know if Ill see you again? The mayor did praise anyone willing to assume the role of vice mayor. I admire anyone who steps up to the plate for extra responsibilities for the city. Not for me, not for them, he said. He indicated the city needed a vice mayor. Somebodys gonna help, and you care who it is, he said. 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. Contact Jessica info or 727-686-2564.


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48 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 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 caroleb@clothestokids.org. 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. Energy Assistance Available for Seniors Senior citizens may be eligible for $600 to help pay power bills through the Emergency Energy Assistance Program. To receive assistance, county residents who are age 60 or older must have a crisis with a delinquent notice from the utility company or a notice that power has been shut off. They may also qualify for a voucher for heaters and blankets. In hot weather, they may qualify to receive repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher for a fan. Funded by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc., the program enables eligible seniors to receive help up to twice a year during each high-demand season. Pinellas County Health and Human Services staff members screen applicants to determine if they meet income limits: 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, a limit of $16,355 a year on a household of one. For two people, the income limit is $22,065. There is an addition of $5,730 for each additional household member. Prospective clients can either stop by a Health and Human Services and information. Call Annie Shaw at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in St. Petersburg. Health and Human Cleveland St., Suite 230, Clearwater, and at 647 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 49 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. The reunion committee is asking classmates to send contact information to bogie62reunion@ gmail.com. 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. New Parking Fees at Two County Parks Visitors driving to Fort De Soto or Fred Howard parks seeking to reach the beach will see new parking fees. Daily parking passes can be purchased at each of the parks for $5 and are valid all day. The fees will be used for enhancements to the countys parks and maintenance of the grounds and facilities. Annual parking passes will be available and can be purchased for $75. The price is reduced to $55 for senior citizens 65 and over. Annual parking passes are available at the Soto and Parks and Conservation 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The annual parking passes can be used at Fred Howard, Fort De Soto and Sand Key parks. In addition, annual parking passes for countyowned boat ramps are valid in the three parks. The boat ramp annual permits are $110 per year. Visitors who walk or bike to the beach parks will not be charged a parking fee, and those who choose to stay on the mainland section of Fred Howard Park will not be charged for parking. At Fort De Soto Park, daily parking passes can be purchased at the entrance to the park. At Fred Howard Park, they are available at automated pay stations. For more information on the individual parks, go to www. pinellascounty.org/parks or call 727582-2100.


50 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Time for a New Home? Pinellas County may be able to make it easier and more affordable for 2012 to be the year to buy a new home. A program is available to buyers who have never owned a home, have not owned a home in the last three years or are veterans. The rate for the Home Key 1st Mortgage is currently at 3.75 percent an all-time low and is available to Pasco and Polk counties. Another program, the Home Key Plus 2nd Mortgage, helps with down payment and closing costs. This program is also available in Pinellas, Pasco buyers. Pinellas County also has down payment assistance for buyers Certain area and income eligibility requirements apply. To qualify for these programs, buyers must have a minimum credit score of 620, and are required to take a homebuyer education class. There is a great variety of homes available and prices are lower than weve seen in a long time, said Anthony M. Jones, executive director of the Housing Finance Authority. The low-interest rate, along with down payment and closing cost assistance, provides citizens with increased opportunities to become homeowners. For more information, visit www. pinellascounty.org/community/hfa, or call 800-806-5154 or 727-464-8210. Community Center Seeks Instructors ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega to teach a variety of programs such as youth gymnastics, cheerleading, and classes. Becoming a contracted instructor is a great way to grow your own business without any overhead or to turn your hobby into extra income. For more information, contact Mandy Edmunds at 727363-9245 or a.edmunds@stpetebeach. org. Donate a Bike YNOT Ministries is a 501c3 youth outreach located at 1000 55 street so in Gulfport. They are focused on leading teens closer to Christ through service to others. They are in need of bikes that can be reworked for the homeless and youth of the area. Their youth plan to recondition these bikes so others can have transportation to work and school free of charge. If you have new or used boys or girls 24 or 26 bikes, or would just like to make a donation please contact Nick Harper at 727-418-7777. They are also looking for a storage location to work on these bikes. If you have one please email Nick at ynot4jesus@ gmail.com.


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52 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 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! Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club Maximo Resource Center Needs You! Maximo Community Police Resource Center, located in the Marina Village Shopping Center, needs volunteers Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. You can work one or more three-hour shifts. Currently, they need the Friday morning shift and all afternoon shifts. Stop in at the Center Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon or call 866-7177. You must complete an application, be interviewed, pass a background Remember, great hours (only three hours a week) and great satisfaction giving back to your community and the rewarding feeling of volunteering! Buy it. Sell it.Gabber Classieds Work! 321-6965


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 53 Market Offers NonProts Free SpaceGULFPORTThe Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market has announced it will set aside one free vendor space organizations. Groups may use the space to offer free information, promote upcoming events and community outreach, to raise funds, or to sell items for fund-raising. Any items to be sold must be preapproved by Market managers. All funds raised in any manner individual(s). currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and months. For more information and to apply, call Daniel Hodge, Fresh Market Coordinator, at 727-366-4086 or dan@igc.org. Beta Sigma Phi Sunshine Council Now that St. Patricks day is behind uswe are off to another great series of events for our Chapters. We had our March council meeting early on the 19th of March, as spring break is now in full swing and we celebrated by all wearing something green. Our next Sunshine Council meeting will be April 23rd at Dixie Hollins High School. The order of the evening will be to wear yellow and our Beta Sigma Phi pin. We have great activities coming in order of business on April 3, at the Elmer O. Smith Lodge where we will prepare the Easter Eggs for the Hunt on the 7th of April. The event will then take place at England Brothers Park @ 9am. Their address is 52nd St. and 80th Ave N., Pinellas Park. Please bring your children who will have loads of fun. There is a City Council Executive Board Meeting on the 20th of April at Cheryl Martins Home at 7pm. Her address is 1139th Ave n., St. Petersburg. Our Service Project presenting the Beta Bozos will be at Dolphin View Nursing Home at @ 2pm. Then to around off April, we have our Founders Day Banquet at Isla Del Sol at 6pm the 30th of April. It will be a splendid affair and several awards will be presented, including Sister of the Year and Women of the Year. As we end this season our annual Florida State Beta Sigma Phi Convention at Port Canaveral. If you are interested in joining our sorority during the coming year which starts again in September. We will provide information at a later date. Teen Board Game Afternoons Teen Board Game Afternoons is a new group forming every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library. Stop by after school to enjoy some fun and face-to-face interaction with your opponents! For more information, call Sheri at 727893-1074. WE GO THERE! 321-6965


54 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 Eden Valley is a wine region South of Australia. It occupies the Barossa Valley, one of the most qualitatively the world. The region derives its name from the small town of Eden Featuring the Eden Valley Region of AustraliaValley known as the Garden of Grapes and Gums. Eden Valleys wine landscape is dotted with the rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges, which provide local vineyards with all-important altitude the single most important factor in shaping the regions wine styles. The best sites are located on moderate slopes well exposed to sunlight, at elevations of between 1200 and 1640 feet. The region has a wide array of soil types predominantly weathered rocks and gravels in a clay-based sub-soil. This area competes with Clare Valley in producing the premium Rieslingbased wines which thrive in the cool climate here. The wines display characters along with refreshing acidity in their youth, developing more complex toasty notes with age. The best examples of these wines can be cellared for ten years. Shiraz is another important grape variety, responsible for some of Eden Valleys most highly acclaimed wines, such as Henschkes Hill of Grace. Although grown in a cool climate, these wines differ from those produced in southeastern Australia and northern Rhone in the sense that they offer riper and smoother tannins, and have more upfront ripe, black, fruit aromas with a healthy dose of sweet spices. The wines are extremely well balanced and acquire a great deal of complexity during aging. The other important grape varieties grown in Eden Valley are Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.Fine Dining every Thursday Night The Sons of Italy has opened its fall season with great new meal choices that change weekly and include entree, salad and dessert for $9.99. Reservations requested for parties The Sons of Italy diningg room is located at 2500 34 Street S. (watch SonsofItaly2427.com.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 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. Attorney/Legal 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 RN PRIVATE DUTY HOMECARE NURSENoreen Mahoney-Markland. Available for all your Total Care. Tampa, Fl. 518-572-7732. 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 with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. 727-488-4586. Shri 727-612-8582. STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. NICE DEPENDABLE, MATURE-Woman seeking 20-30 hours per week@$8/hr. Good cook, house cleaner, adult sitter, laundry person. Call Connie at 727-345-1520. Great references from present customers at Faylore apartments. Full day 24 hour special rate is $120, includes preparing 3 meals, cleaning, and doing dishes and laundry and spending the night. Classes/Tutoring GUITAR LESSONSExperienced long time local w/references. All levels, all ages. Blues, Country, Rock n more. 1st month trial price $60. 727-565-8717. Cleaning/Housekeeping WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. Have Friday opening. HOUSECLEANING SPECIALFor the Holiday, Easter/Passover. Also we can help serve and clean up afterward. Rent-A-Hand. Inc. 347-3424, Lic.# 5842. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD2yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. $25. Off First Time Cleaning. 727743-0701.NATURALLY 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. 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.com CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. Computer Service Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Caregivers Cleaning/Housekeeping


56 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, $35/ hr., Work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727656-0435. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical 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 SPRING SPECIAL 20% OFF!Handyman 35yrs Experience, Multi-Skilled. Small Jobs Okay. Pressure Washing, Light Hauling, Lowest Rates. Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. 727-3277177. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates.TEAM HANDYMAN 727-687-6436Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled. 30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles 727-687-6436. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HANDY-HAPPY TO DO IT!Small moves, errands, Simonize yoiur auto, yard work, household repairs. Name your job-Name your price. 727-744-1335. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.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. Heat/Air Conditioning Computer Service Handy Person Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 57 Home Improvement ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. 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.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & All Repairs. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. Insurance Heat/Air Conditioning INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 years experience. Auto, Home, Life, & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson 727-328-9878 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Home Improvement Home Improvement


58 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. 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.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. JEFFS LAWN & PALM TRIMMINGPressure Washing and More, Just Ask! Quality Work Always, Fair Prices Guaranteed. 727-608-0231. God Bless. ATTENTION!All Churches, Non Prots & Seniors. Beat any Written Offer by 10%. Landscaping, Ground Maintenance. Ask Bobs Lawn Enforcement Agency. 727-637-7579. Moving/Hauling 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 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. Small Engine Repair PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com Miscellaneous Service SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home. Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632. LOCAL HAIRSTYLISTLicensed/Bonded. 10 Years Experience. Located in Gulfport. Will Travel. Coloring, Cuts, Men/Women. Senior Discount. Call Melanie, 727-776-6924. ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. Lawn/Landscape Lawn/Landscape Plumbing


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 59 EXP. SEAMSTRESS & TAILOR NEEDEDTyrone Area, FT/PT. 7247-347-7129. RECREATION LEADER-City of Gulfport. Summer seasonal full-time positions available from June 18th thru August 10th. Education/ experience preferred in education, physical education or child care. Knowledge of recreational activities to include: games, arts/ crafts, and sports. Minimum requirements: High School Diploma (or equivalency). Entry $10.057/hr. Backgrounds, drug screenings and physicals will be conducted. Applications accepted from 4/2/12 thru 4/13/12 at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. So. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. So., E.O.E. PET GROOMER NEEDEDPasadena Pet Motel, Experienced Only. Apply Within, 6735 Gulfport Blvd. HAIR STYLIST WANTEDChair Rental (can be split between 2 stylists), $150/Wk. Hair Designs, 6620 Central Ave. 727-418-6109. 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 community. 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 mperez@mygulfport.us.E.O.E. Automotive ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances STACKABLE WASHER/DRYER-Maytag, $150 o.b.o. Call 727-258-7177 or 727-4340635. MATTRESS AND BOX-Twin extra long foam, 28 x 80, Magic Sleeper Bedding, similar to Tempur-pedic. Mattress discoloerd, no odor. $50. 727-345-1869. DININGROOM SET-6 chairs, extra two leafs. China cabinet w/light. Glasstop mahogany 60s style coffee table. Loveseat& sofa. Some misc. items too! 384-6801. MUST SELL SERTA KING-size Mattress and Boxspring. $75. obo 727-321-7775. CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Black lacquer with hand painting 82 wide 727-595-0423. General 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. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. PRECOR PRECISION-Electronic Treadmill Model M9.1. Owners Manual and all Paperwork $450. obo 727-345-1869. Health & Fitness MOBILITY SCOOTERPride Victory. $300. OBO. 727-344-2675 Marine 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. 5 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. 22 BAYLINERAsking $4500. 608-354-7561, 727-345-8326. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. April 14th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546. Wanted WANTED OLD TOBACCO PIPESAnd Military Zippo Lighters Private Collector. 727-5254584. WHEEL CHAIR RAMPtelescoping type for truck access. Wood Burning Stove. Call 727865-9009 WANT TO RENT-Covered Parking Space in Town Shores 5/1 thru 11/7 207-577-3618. STAMP COLLECTORSI have a variety of stamps. Call 727-851-9417. Legal Notices FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Notice is hereby given that David Thomas, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name DBT 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. PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale 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. HUGE HOUSEHOLD/ESTATE SALE-(by owner). Great Stuff! Hundreds of Items! Causeway Isles: 7957 2nd Ave. S. Fri.-Sun. 8am.-2pm. 6243 11TH AVE. S.-Lots of Everything! Friday & Saturday 9am.-2pm. FRIDAY & SATURDAY-7am.-12:00 Lots of Good Deals! Nic/Nacs, Milk Glass, Home Decor, Baby Items, Clothes. 6314 8th Ave. S. 5925 4TH AVE. S.-Friday & Saturday 8:30am4pm. Big 3 Family Sale. Furniture, household goods, clothing, school uniforms, books, toys, misc. All treasures, no trash! No early birds! Help Wanted WANTED RECORDS & CDsWe Pay Top Dollar for Your Quality Record Collection. 727249-3285. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. Furniture/Appliances Wanted


60 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 5230 1ST AVE. N.Saturday 8a.m. Collectibles, Maniquens, Art Supplies, Kenmore W/D, Tools, Nordic-Flex Ultra Lift, Good Prices. Come on (Buy) Plus Live Oak Neighborhood Yard Sales. 25th AVE .S. GULFPORTBig Moving Sale. All furniture, kitchen items and general household items. Ivory leather couch (1-yr. old). Burgandy leather recliner (1-yr. old). Oak dining table, w/ leaf & 6 chairs. White 5 drawer dresser & 4 drawer. Oak computer desk. King Bed set w/ 2-dressers & nightstands. end tables, twin beds, entertainment center (3-piece) barrel chairs. 2 burner grill, Antique wooden chest. Black leather ofce chair. Call 323-7186 between 6am-10pm to view items any day. SATURDAY & SUNDAY-31st & 1st. 8a.m.2p.m. Costume Jewelry, watches, tools, crafts, collectibles, cards, cars, household and giant 3 for $1.00 section. 909 64th St. S. 33707 6689 12th AVE. N.-St. Pete. Friday 1-6p.m. & Saturday 9-2p.m. Household items, clothing, some furniture, misc. HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD SALEYacht Club Estates & Causeway Isles. Central Ave. & 79th St. Saturday 8-1p.m.LIVE OAKS ANNUAL COMMUNITY SALESaturday 8-2p.m. (Rain Date & Extra sales Sunday) Entire Neighborhood. Pick Up Map of Homes at 5100 Burlington Ave. MOVING SALE 1902 56TH ST. S.Saturday, 9-12. Brown Love Seat & Chair. 76x36 Maple TV Cabinet, Ebony Round Table w/Leaf. FOUND PUPPY-Male/30lbs. Gulfport 52nd & 9th Ave. Good Condition, No Collar, All Tan. Friendly, Someones Pet. Gloria 727-2656699. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 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 SHORES CONDO-$650/Mo. Ceramic & Laminate oors. Central A/C, 4 Ceiling Fans. 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished, Covered Parking. 55+ Community. Sm. Pet possible. Ph. 727-9540373.TOWN SHORESAnnual Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT-55+, ground oor, 2/2, unfurnished, roomy, 1450 sq. ft. Wide open waterfront views. 12 mo. lease. $1100/mo. 727-864-4022. ST. PETE BEACH LARGE-Studio, $695/Mo. Ceramic oors, Porch, Furniture, Flowers, Great location near beach, bus, shops. Parking. Call Anytime 727-459-4579. GULFPORT 1BR RENTALS-Newly Remodeled, Central Location close to Shopping & Bus. Call Rick 727-418-0086. 1BR CONDO ST. PETE BEACHAnnual $750/Mo. 1 Year Minimum. Seasonal Min 4 months $2000 plus Security. Close to Stores/ Beach. Dock & Pool. Background Check, 727453-0362. GULFPORT 1BRQuiet & Confortable, perfect for 1 person. Breezy corner unit with attractive interior, private patio. On-site laundry. Available after April 14th. $575/Mo. 1-Yr. lease plus deposit. 727-343-7921. 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. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-2P.M.7873 3rd Ave. S. Yard/Garage Sale City of Gulfport Public Notices Lost & Found Lost & Found City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent


Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 61 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. VERY SPACIOUS-1BR/1BA Apt. $575/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G, Laundry. Seniors Welcome. Small Quiet Complex Centrally Located. Non Smoking. Private Parking 727-360-4054. GULFPORT Large 2BR/1BA. Laundry on site. Walk to Beach. Newly Remodeled, $750/Mo. $500/ Security plus Utilities. Well Maintained! 727347-1017. 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. 2BR/1BA NEAR ARTS DISTRICT-2415 51st St. S. New Carpet, Paint, Appliances. $850/ Mo. plus 1st/last/security. 727-643-9329. 4551 1/2 3RD AVE. S.-St. Petersburg. 1BR/1BA, Month to Month lease. $395/Mo. Plus Security. Call 727-322-8030. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. ST. PETE BEACH-House. 2BR/1BA, Fenced Yard, C/HA. Quiet Neighborhood, Minutes to Beach. Pets ok. 1st/last/security. $925/Mo. Available Immediately 270-205-0422. 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. S. PASADENA CHATEAU TOWERWaterview. Large 1BR/1.5BA, W/D, Secured Entry, Pool, Gym. $900/Mo. Annual lease. 1st, Last, Security. 727-412-1110. 1802 57TH ST. S.-2BR, Central Air, Water Included. Smoke Free Units. No Pets. $825/Mo. Dan Yingst Realty. 727-321-5258. EFFICIENCIES-Weekly, start $165/wk. Utilities included. Near 54th Ave. N. & 28th St. N. St. Pete. 727-272-3161. 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. 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. 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. Furnished Rentals BAY ISLAND 1BRGreat waterview, cable, heated pools & hot tub, tennis, clubhouse, 55+ gated safe community. No smoking. $800/Mo. 727-729-9553. LARGE BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED-1BR Mobile Home. $500/Mo. with $250/Dep. Nice Neighborhood. Looking for Good Tenants. Please call 727-410-6599.1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+5750 80th St. N. Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable, Pool, Fitness Center. $650/Mo. +Sec. Small Pet Ok. Furnished, ground oor, back porch, 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. $150.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. Accommodations to Share GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENTPrivate Entrance, Private Bath, Near Library & Busline, Utilities Included, can be furnsihed. $115/ Weekly. 727-400-2213. COQUINA KEY AREA-Furnished Room, w/ Bth/Cable TV, Clean, Share House, Laundry, Near Bus/Shop/Bay. No Pets. $450/Mo., +1/3 Utilities. No Lease! 727-347-6176. Commercial Properties Rent PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE-on Central Ave. Includes Internet, Security System, Full Kitchen, Conference room and use of Copier. Ample Parking 727-896-6269. 40 STORAGE CONTAINERApprox 400SF, $125/Mo. Same Price as a public storage with 4 times the room. 727-512-8870. Real Estate Wanted SEASONAL RENTAL GULFPORT-Jan-April 2013, Furnished 1 or 2BR Condo/House, Non Smoker, Good References. Pet Friendly Bldg. 727-471-9934. Peter & Teresa. WANT TO BUY MULTI-FAMILYOr Duplex within the Gulfport Art District. Minimum 1600SF, price range $150,000-$250,000. Interested Owners Call 727-841-7390. 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. Open House PATRIOT SQUARE CONDO2BR/2BA, nicely updated. Rare ground oor unit. $56,950. Tony Branch ERNEST REALTY 727-460-7887. Open Sunday Afternoon. 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. Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-727-1801. TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT #810 Interior 2BR/2BA w/Master on the Open Water. Carport, Shutters & More $149,900. #812 Corner, Motivated Seller!! Renovated & Attention to Detail. 3BR/2.5BA Open Water. $219,900. Joanne Newberg COLDWELL BANKER 727455-3404. 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 Rent Furnished Rentals SATURDAY 12-3P.M. REDUCED TO $124,900Town Shores, Diplomat #308, This is a must see 1BR/1.5BA condo w/spectacular open wa ter views. Updated throughout, furnished and move-in ready. 1 cat allowed. 55+. Bill Sampson, Jr. Realtor, BAIRD REALTY GROUP, 727-776-7280. Open House SATURDAY 12-3P.M. BAY ISLAND #207 S. Pasadena, 1/1 Direct Waterfront. 7425 Bay Island Dr. Just Reduced $79,900. ST. PETE BEACH REALTY, Ed Hahn Presenting. 727687-4149.


62 Gabber March 29 April 4, 2012 GOT TO SEE! GULFPORT SHORESFor Sale By OwnerDesirable Quiet 55+ small friendly condo community 2nd oor, 2BR/1BA. Like new furniture. New: C/H/A; Hot Water Heater; Laminate Floors. Bright & airy, overlooking pool & Clam Bayou. Call to see. $79,900. 727-871-0138. BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA TOWN SHORESManchester #301. New Price, $159,000!! Completely renovated waterfront corner unit with fabulous water views! Cindy Hendriks, 727-365-4591. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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