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Title: Gabber
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Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: 06-07-2012
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No. 2261 June 7 June 13, 2012 Suspicious Town Shores Death May Be Murder While Gulfport police say nothing indicates anyone else was directly involved, Case Agent Hanh Pham says that police are still trying to put pieces of the puzzle together in the death of a Town Shores man. The condition of the condominium when police found Dennis McFarland, 61, inside indicated a possible struggle, Detective Sergeant Tom Woodman said. Because of this, police treated the investigation as a homicide. Responding to a call from a relative requesting a welfare check, Gulfport police knocked on the door at Town Shores condo Monday night. No one answered but police say they had reason to believe Davis went in through a window. Inside he discovered the body of a man Shortly before 4 a.m. police could not say whether or not the death resulted from murder but added that they believed the death suspicious and proceeded with the investigation as though the body was a result of a murder. Chief Vincent cautioned against assuming McFarland was murdered, saying McFarland also could have committed suicide. It even could have been natural, he said. However, he added that there were some things the scene that were kind of weird. See Death, page 3Corey Craft FestivalCaptain Larry Whidden relaxes while he lets Jose and The Captain stand guard over his copper and bronze sculptures. Captain Whidden spent the weekend at the Corey Craft Festival. City Seeks Transient Dock Grant Money for Waterfront At Gulfport Councilwoman Barbara Bannos request, city staff will investigate whether or not the city could get state grant money to build a new transient boating dock by the Casino. I would recommend that you remove the wooden, Banno asked the council how it felt about asking the city manager to pursue grant funding for a transient dock by the Casino. Banno said the recent grant awarded to St. Pete Beach and Indian Rocks Beach spurred her line of questioning. The entire council agreed that it would welcome boaters to the Arts District. Reviews For Charter Staff Soon the city clerk and city manager could have annual performance review. The council members told the two charter performance and, potentially offer raises based on those reviews. Councilmember Dan Liedtke asked that council member will complete a form meet with each staffer individually. Council and staff have yet to set a timeline for this happening.


2 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Free Clothing Swap Will Benet CASA clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Participants are invited to bring used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the accepted. All additional donations All cash proceeds, donated clothing, end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing have been donated to CASA since the clothing swap was started in Merchants Association, Peninsula Inn & Spa, and the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh fed beef, free range chicken, herbs, and granola, local honey, pet treats, jewelry, bath and body products and up shop for the day each Tuesday. New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured. The Market takes place For more details about the Fresh the Gulfport Merchants Association website at www.GulfportMA.com or Facebook page at www.facebook. com/gulfportfreshmarket.RNC Information Meeting Do you have questions about the Republican National Convention? for the Tampa Bay Host Committee, will be speaking to local businesses at the St. Pete Beach Community Pete Beach, to answer questions you may have. Please plan to attend this very informative session. All TampaBayBeaches.com.


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4 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Bayway Bridge Closure Update Barring additional rain delays, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will close the eastbound lane Watch the Gabber Newspapers Facebook page for more information on closures. FDOT also has electronic signs posted close to the bridge and along the beach. City Welcomes New CERT Members for completing their basic training course. Applicants must take this course lasts seven weeks and covers disaster preparedness, incident and safety, medical operations and triage, light search and rescue operations, and psychology and terrorism awareness.Reviews For Charter Staff Soon the city clerk and city manager could have annual performance review. The council members told to have a way to review performance and, potentially offer raises based on those reviews. Councilmember Dan Liedtke asked staffer individually. Council and staff have yet to set a timeline for this happening. New Teen Council Members Gulfport city council approved three new teen council members. Lauren member. Andrea Hoyland and Dylan Bierworth will serve as alternate members. Teen Council meets in city second Thursday of the month.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 5 Pre-Ballet Class This class teaches rhythm, coordination and group participation through a variety of movements, Students will learn proper body alignment, posture and isometric muscle development. This class is Gulfport recreation center. The cost For more info please contact Natalie Hip Hop Dance Class The goal of this class is to introduce our students to the basic moves of hip hop and give them a proper dance foundation. Classes will cover popping, locking, funk, boogaloo and some breakn. A different set of moves will be taught every week and broken down step by step then practiced with music. The class are at the Gulfport Recreation Center For more information contact Natalie Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg welcomes all adults to their crafts Monday of the month from September at the corner of 5th Ave. S. and Park Street. A sense of enthusiasm and a wish to meet new people is all that is necessary, though your own scissors and a pencil are always good. Curly Willow Painting from herbs and seeds


6 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Train your Dog to be an Urban Hound Take an elevator, enjoy a latt, all your feet. really, it can happen! If you and your dog have taken a basic handling course, test your skills class meets at different locations in mid Pinellas County. Instructors join in and offer support and helpful tips. families. scheduled every week at 6 p.m. on to the public and SPCA Tampa Bay adopters. You must have completed Workshop prior to joining the Urban Paradise Lutheran Church VBS Paradise Lutheran Church is delighted to offer the Vacation Bible School program Crocodile Dock the lower Gulf Beaches and west Pinellas County. This is the third year the church has offered this gift to the communitys children. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: City Trial Q: defends it and does the city have a budget for this? A: for these situations. However, if Gulfports insurance company covers the litigation. Currently Gulfport has no labor lawsuits not covered by the insurance company.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 7 Last Chance to Register for Aqua-Mania on Gulfport Beach featuring live entertainment, craft vendors, beer/ games, rides and contests. Toss Kayak Race and Bartender Beach with personal kayak (rentals available at cost). Race and Corn Hole Tournament. with personal paddle board (rentals available at cost). Rules for construction apply. All day long the Dunk Tank will feature local celebrities. This interactive day of events is not to be missed. Come kick off the summer and chill out on Boca Ciega Bay. For vendor information contact Suzanne King at www.SIKPromotions. com. For contest registration or sponsorship opportunities contact com. This event sponsored by the City of Gulfport, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, The Gulfport Merchants Association, The Gabber, OMaddys Shops1, Olympus Printing and Kayak Nature Adventures. Public Safety Boating Class An ABS Class will be offered on in Gulfport (use the side entrance). all materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive a card and the State of Florida bobber card good for life time. For questions Meet the Artist Abigail Robbins will host a reception for her paintings entitled are welcome.


8 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Jewish Genealogical Society to Meet Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast Bill Israel, who serves on the Board Special Interest Group), and who is a past president and a founding Society of Tampa Bay. Mr. Israels talk will focus on how to make effective use of the LitvakSIGs data resources containing nearly 1.5 million records. Mr. Israel will present an overview of all the LitvakSIG databases and will demonstrate how to use them. Tampa Bays library and research resources are available to all meeting attendees and can be loaned out to members. Anyone interested in research is invited to participate. researchers are welcome. refreshments and library access information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Singles Lunch and Silent Auction group of fun loving singles 55+ from throughout Pinellas County for a or observe a fun silent auction where a variety of treasures and unusual items will be up for auction. Meet new single friends and get bargains galore. If you live in Pinellas County, are single and 55+, do not stay home on join others for a fun afternoon with good food, entertainment and meet new single friends. Bring a dish to and bring $5. All Pinellas County singles 55+ are welcome! Call Pat at


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 9 Attend a Public Hearing Regarding The Pier announced four public meetings over Lens Pier Project. City Council voted with Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. for design and construction of the new St. Petersburg Pier. These meetings are for gathering public S. The city encourages the publics participation in these information design. Democratic Club to Meet Pinellas County Administrator Bob Lasala will return to the Greater challenges, budget cuts and the general health and projected future of Pinellas County. Mr. LaSala began and cities. Rev. Chuck McKenzie will be their second featured speaker. A minister, teacher, popular radio personality and author of books is Coalition. The speakers will take your questions, time permitting. to become a member. The meeting, to be held at Banquet Park, starts with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a varied and sumptuous buffet with the speakers presentations and discussion. Dont miss this important meeting. Questions, reservations call


10 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Florida Library Youth Program to Begin hot outside but there are cool things happening at the St. Petersburg Public Library as the summer Florida Library Youth program (FLYP) begins. This years theme, Dream Big Read! Discover Dewey will challenge young minds to read, dream and discover the treasure trove of stories, information and fun awaiting them at the library. This summers FLYP program has a full schedule of events, beginning includes story times, puppet shows, Young readers who successfully complete a reading game will receive a prize and an invitation to the end of summer party. Beth Lindsay, Youth Services Coordinator, says The librarys summer reading program is a great way to keep children reading while school is out. The story times and special programs entice children Special programs include Razzmatazz featuring Lowell Tausik, ventriloquist, juggler and magician and Drumming Circle with Steve Turner, from Giving Tree Music, leading the whole audience in creating and catching the beat! All programs are free and open to the public but arrive early as space is limited. For times and locations, pick up a FLYP calendar at your local library or visit the librarys website, www. splibraries.org. Republican Club to Meet candidate for the Florida Senate will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club at the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at Following his presentation, Rep. Frishe will answer questions from to attend and participate in the Question and Answer session. There is no charge for this event. For more information on this event and the clubs activities, call Gus Donate your old Cell Phones Put your old cell phones to good use. The phones are given to seniors without cell phones. This enables All surplus phones will be recycled with proceeds given to the Friends of the Sunshine Center for senior programs. Drop them off at the information.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 11 The City of Gulfport Celebrates Flag Day Flag Day commemorates the Continental Congress. To the original members of the Continental Congress, red stood for hardiness and courage, white for purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance This special and moving event is at Veterans Park on the corner of 54th St. S. and Shore Blvd. S. in Gulfport and is open to the public. The City of Gulfport and the a very moving Flag Day ceremony by proper ceremonial burn. Special guest vocalist and former Broadway singer and author Victor Helou will perform. For more information, Night Bloomers to Meet Club of St. Petersburg Night S. in St. Petersburg. The program Demonstrations, Tips and Tricks to Propagate Plant Cuttings. This is cuttings, gloves and clippers. Cost is $5.Heritage Villages Antique Appraisal Fair Whats that heirloom or family keepsake really a treasure? Tampa hand to answer these questions and more at the Heritage Village Antique St. N., Largo. Appraisal fees are $5 Appraisers will offer verbal general information on antiques, and specialists will be on hand to jewelry, rare and vintage books, guns, armor, clocks and pocket watches. They will also appraise musical instruments, Depression and other collectable glass. The Pinellas County Historical Society sponsors this event and the Heritage Village operations. Call the Pinellas County Historical www.pinellascounty.org/heritage.


12 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Aquatic Summer Camp new Aquatic Summer Camp is an adventure for children age eight to how to be safe in, on, and around the water. Activities include kayaking, Winter the dolphin at the Clearwater Marina. Camp is daily Monday Membership and ability to swim required. Limited spots. For more information, contact Stuart Burns at Welcome Home WWII Veterans WWII Veterans to Washington DC for the day to visit the Memorials that honor them and their service to our country. Please join them for a heros welcome home as our Veterans return to St. Petersburg Clearwater welcome home celebration will be in the Arrivals area near baggage claim. The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information on Honor Flight in the Tampa Bay area go to www.HonorFlightWCF. org. For more information contact Friday Flicks in the Park The City of Treasure Island will present its Friday Flicks in the Park on the second and fourth Friday in Community Center Park located at food vendors and activities for the children, with the movies beginning A Game of Shadows. The movie will be shown under the stars on a giant outdoor screen. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show. Snack vendors and childrens activities will be available for before and during the movie. The event is free to the public. For additional information, please contact the Treasure Island Recreation www.mytreasureisland.org.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 13 ATTENTION GULFPORT TEENS Are you 13-19 years of age? Are you interested in becoming a part of changing the way people view teens? The Gulfport Teen Council is looking for you! Teen members involvement includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommenda tions; budgetary considerations for Citys parks and recreation programs; and provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for in community services projects and by representing the best of the Citys youth. Get involved today! There is one vacant alternate member position available. Applicants must be Gulfport residents or be involved in a City of Gulfport City Power Toastmasters Interested in enhancing your public speaking skills and become a better leader? Maybe you simply want to learn better ways to beef up your presentation skills. noon to 1 p.m., One Fourth Street N., Municipal Services Building Petersburg. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more


14 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Gulfport Rec Summer Program Ongoing registrations continue for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of residents, which does not include charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Scotsman Fitness is in Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to offer classes at the Gulfport Shore Blvd. S. A husband and wife duo, Ally Morrell and his wife Rachel will be starting a Braveheart Bootcamp and Zumba class. Braveheart class, so please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 15 Library Offers Spelling Bee up on your spelling this summer and have some fun at the library while you do it. Students who have invited to participate in a Spelling St. Petersburg. The Spelling Bee is free and there is no registration required. Participants will compete in three different age groups. The top three winners in each age group will receive a gift card donated by the Friends of the for the Bee, a list of study words can be picked up at any St. Petersburg Public Library or printed from the Librarys website at www.splibraries. org. For more information, contact Summer Camps in St. Pete Beach Beach Recreation Division is offering awesome summer camp programs, is for those who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grades; the operations and can get valuable work All summer long campers will collect as they participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, weekly events such as All Camps Day, Beach Olympics, Kids Triathlon, Fishing Derby and much more. The the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec. Ciega Drive. Several specialty camps and programs will also be available this summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp program. Archery for Kidz will Painting Classes will be offered every Thursday, contact Caroline Duvoe for kids of all ages are offered all summer long at the Aquatic Center; a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com


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Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 17 Reading with the Rays Kick Off at Main Library Ninth Avenue N. on Wednesday, off their Reading with the Rays The Tampa Bay Rays have teamed up with the Tampa Bay Times the Rays Foundation, Advantica and Pinellas Public Library Cooperative to sponsor a program designed to encourage kids to keep reading during the summer. In addition to improving their reading skills, the program includes opportunities for elementary school students to circle the bases on their game cards and win great prizes, including one free ticket to a Rays baseball game once the reader has made it to home plate! Read Your Way to the Ballpark game cards at public libraries throughout Pinellas County. Dont miss the lineup of free summer reading fun and be sure to read your way to the ballpark this summer! Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga com).


18 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 This Weeks Solution Care for the Caregiver internationally known psychiatrist and gerontologist, will be speaking to a group of caregivers from all over the Tampa Bay area at Menorah hors doeuvres will be served at this free community event. Please RSVP to the Care for the Caregiver lecture Apply for Arts and Culture Grants St. Petersburg is offering grants to year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available online at www.stpete.org/budget/ grantsc.asp; grants are due on or St. Petersburg City Council will eligible arts and cultural organizations to assist them in underwriting Arts Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to City Council in cultural organization must serve the residents of St. Petersburg. The amount provided to each organization depends on the merit of the application and the operating budget of the organization. This current budget year, the city funded local organizations including American Stage, the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Opera Company and more.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 19 The Gabs Randy Thomas, Kettle Korn I dont know. Im coming back in October for sure. I like this market. Melissa Hulion, Vital Blends (A Juice Cart) location. I like this market. I have regulars. Sue Price, Too Cute By Sue Jewelry getting married, so were going back to Michigan, but well be back in the fall. Matt Paolino, Linos Frozen Lemonade my product is going to be very high


20 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Windows on Broadway Concert at King of Peace MCC If you are a lover of Broadway tunes, you wont want to miss this revue featuring songs from Broadway shows, old and new, including Cabaret, Les Miserables, The Wiz, My Fair Lady, Sunset Boulevard, many more. The performers include notable local and regional musicians, as well as the King of Peace MCC Music Team members. This musical Pete Pride month program. The entire concert will be interpreted for the deaf. Advance tickets ($15) will be at the door the night of the event will


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Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 23 1996 Emmy Winners


24 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Free Seminar Discusses Cancer Risks Metro Wellness & Community Center will host a free seminar entitled Breast Cancer & Other presented by Dr. Rebecca Sutphen of Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer on Thursday, Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. genetics and risk. destiny? What answers? metrotampabay.org. Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, calls attention to the thousands of felines that are abandoned at animal shelters every year. Save Our Strays Inc. encourages pet lovers to adopt this month by offering a specially reduced adoption fee of $35 for all cats 5 years of age and older. These adult cats are spayed/ neutered, current on vaccines and county license and are microchipped. Many of these mature felines, which offer great companionship, are lap old petite Tabby and lovable lap cat; rehoming cats and kittens. To learn or check out adoptable cats at www. saveourstraysinc.com.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 25 Golf Tournament to Benet Drug Recovery Tranquil Shores NPC announces that their Annual Charity Golf Country Club. Substance abuse is a major issue substance abuser in the home. Tranquil Shores NPC has become a strong force for helping substance dependent individuals establish and maintain a recovery lifestyle. We have a wide variety of programs and specialized treatment options that allow us to tailor a program to meet Tranquil Shores NPC, President. followed by lunch and awarding of prizes. There are closest to the men and women and putting prizes. All proceeds go to the Tranquil Shores NPC charity. There are 4 levels of sponsorship Please contact Andy Blair or Heather Proceeds from this years event designed to aid people struggling with substance abuse and their families. Donations sponsor education and substance abuse treatment for those seeking help as well as for those affected by drunk driving. The goal through service; thereby offering hope for those impacted by substance abuse. For more information, visit www.tranquilshores.org.Seniors Chat Room table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at


26 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Taurus to visit the communication zone of Gemini. This transit, which with inventions and advances to make communication technology even more accessible to everyone on the planet and to improve our GEMINI Youre not one to blow your top, volcano style. Your complete grasp of language and natural powers of diplomacy allow you to work most problems out before its necessary to get angry. Youll help others stay in a calm place, too, this week as you mediate between two typically hotheaded parties. CANCER though your loved ones basically get who you are, youre always growing. You enjoy developing your style and honing the way you talk, dress and generally present yourself to the and youll add interesting tidbits to your bag of party tricks this week. LEO network of trusting relationships that is essential to conducting business in China. You have an intricate system of measuring good will that is all your own, and this week only those who take the time to learn your ways and build your trust will earn your business. VIRGO You may not realize that its your responsibility to bring the good cheer into the room, but that will be time youre getting ready to open a door, take a moment to make sure your attitude is where you need it to be. LIBRA the word couth in the dictionary, and there should be a picture of you there. A master diplomat, you wisely know to apply sensitivity to subjects that are potential hot spots. Associates who dont share your Libran gifts will need, at the very least, a bit of guidance. At the most, theyll need your protection. SCORPIO as children need to be allowed to make a mess of things every once in a while, you are similarly entitled to get occasionally silly and sloppy fun. Seize this weeks opportunities for freewheeling creativity and SAGITTARIUS You may not talk to yourself aloud, but theres some kind of inner dialogue chattering incessantly, processing the world in a quirky kind of way this week. Take control of that inner voice. Talk consciously to you have to get internally quiet, if only to get some sleep! CAPRICORN Theres plenty you can learn about relationship, but there are some with someone else. That someone else speaks up this week, helping you realize parts of yourself that you simply wouldnt have noticed otherwise. AQUARIUS Some people ask, Whats the worst that could happen? and decide to bravely go forward because even the worst seems manageable. Those people dont have your powers of imagination. You should altogether and envision only the best outcomes you can dream. PISCES study of etiquette may help you enter heightened social situations with grace this week. Give yourself credit for what youve already mastered, too. You may not know which fork to use when 14 utensils come with your dinner setting, but you never tip the pizza deliveryman ARIES is not a dirty word. While some believe that the presence of tension and the fear of confrontation are so distracting that creativity becomes impossible, you know the opposite to be true. Your energy will rise up to meet the challenges of a heightened atmosphere. TAURUS The glory of search engines is be, theres someone who feels the same way. Type it in and see. Its as though the entire universe is your search engine this week, because when you have questions, all you have to do is articulate them, and the answer is immediate. This Week's Birthdays friends and alliances that will best outrageous plans youll be coming October and May are your windfall months. November is sweet because you appreciate a loving person who Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:00 p.m. Lolita Tuesday, 2-4:00 p.m. Uncle Petey's Karaoke Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. OpenThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Karaoke by Cookie and Dave Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Open Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion Weather permitting


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 27 Teen Corner By Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Hello again from your Teen Council Secretary! Our last meeting took meeting in Gulfport City Hall Council Chambers! I sat in City Clerk Lesley Demuths seat; our president sat in Mayor Mike Yakes seat, and the rest of the members on either side of the president. We even had a small audience including Council Member Dan Liedtke! We began by discussing the Suncoast League of Cities Conference we attended; we talked about the interesting things we learned. coming website. We decided that we are going to build as much of the website ourselves as possible. We also discussed the idea of including a calendar on our website that will show all city events. In addition, the idea of starting a scholarship program requirements and things but no vote or motion was made. The meeting lasted almost an hour This month, I will be highlighting another Teen Council Member, Michael Wos. Position on Teen President. for Advanced Technologies (CAT) Program. Two Years. wanted to help his community and learn how he can use leadership skills What he would like to accomplish to get the youth in Gulfport to be more connected and create more opportunities for them. He would like to start the scholarship program and he wants opportunities for teens to bond during activities and events. Michael likes the safety and diversity of it. Dont forget that Teen Council has at the Gulfport Recreation Center for p.m. at Gulfport City Hall Council Chambers. Anyone may attend our meetings. If you would like to join Teen Council, the only requirements old and you must live in Gulfport. You can get an application at mygulfport. us or you can pick one up at the Gulfport Rec Center. We currently need one regular member and three alternates. Contact Marivel Gutierrez at the Rec Center for more information.


28 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Citizen Surveys Posted Online The results of Pinellas Countys citizen values phone survey and online citizen values survey is now available online at www. pinellascounty.org/budget. The phone survey was conducted by HCP & Associates to understand what is important, what residents value about the county and if current initiatives are aligned with those values. The information will be used in setting budget and strategic planning priorities. The statistically valid survey was conducted from The online survey was made available to residents on the Pinellas County website from April participating. The survey data was residents, with business owners and other stakeholders encouraged to submit their suggestions through a form available on the budget website. Citizens may continue to share their views, values and vision for the future of Pinellas County at public budget meetings and by clicking on the submit your suggestions webpage at www.pinellascounty.org/ budget. The budget page includes budget presentations, a meeting schedule and information on the budget process.First United Methodist VBS First United Methodist Church of grade, to get ready to dive into fun go Deep with God Vacation Bible Gods underwater universe at VBS! 53rd Street S. in Gulfport. The adventure includes regular Deep Sea Voyages into the Bible, crafts, music and dinner. To be a dinner.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 29 Apply for Social Services Grants agencies may now apply for St. Petersburg. Grant applications and are available online at www. stpete.org/socialservices Priorities for funding will be limited to social service programs that provide homeless prevention services and/or services to homeless families (highest priority), unaccompanied youth (second priority) and individuals (third priority). Grant awards will not be offered to can request funding for more than one program, but the total request must submit only one application. Last year, the city allocated social the community. eSeries Prepares you for Hurricane Season You know you have to prepare for hurricane season, but youre not quite sure how. Wouldnt it be great to have could watch on your schedule? hurricane preparedness topics, is now available online and on everything from insurance to shelters in short segments that are perfect to listen to while driving, walking or at your computer at lunchtime. With the start of hurricane season, the second year of production began Dale Armstrong from Pinellas preparing your landscape and trees for hurricanes. due to the Independence Day holiday) when it is streamed live online and online on the eSeries Web page and on YouTube. Prepare to Survive can be seen online at www.pinellascounty.org/eseries or Prepare to Survive presentations Survive presentations, and videos on disaster preparedness can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/ PCCTV1. For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit pinellascounty.org/emergency, call Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


30 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Big Brothers/Sisters Kicks Off CampaignLARGO men to step up and volunteer with the organization. The recruitment campaign comes at a good time as waiting list hoping to be matched with a positive role model. While Big Brothers Big Sisters accepts volunteers from all walks of life, there is a greater need for male and minority mentors. More than a Big are boys, but only 34 out of come from men. Now more than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters needs men to step up and help kids. Men can serve as Big Brothers in the Community Based Program or the School Based Program. Becoming part of a Big Couple with a spouse in the Community Based Program. Men also have the option of joining our Sports Buddies program, with access to free tickets to games as Mentoring is one of the most rewarding, enjoyable and simple things a volunteer can do. For as little as one hour a week, volunteers can add joy to the life of a child, and ultimately, contribute greatly to his or her potential. Together, Bigs and Littles do simple, everyday activities, such as going to a sporting event, playing a game, going to a park, or watching movies. You dont have to change your life to change the life of a child. Learn how you can make a difference information about how you, your company, civic group or church can Christa Setzer, Volunteer Recruiter Skip the Nitrogen on Your Lawn: Its The Law The partners of the Be Floridian fertilizer education campaign remind Pinellas County residents that the summer ban on nitrogen fertilizer and lawn care professionals alike cannot apply nitrogen or phosphorous to lawn and landscape plants from outlets cannot sell lawn/landscape fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorous during the summer. But that doesnt mean your yard will turn brown, shrivel up and die! Garden centers in Tampa will be yard products that will help keep our landscapes healthy throughout our long, hot summer. These products comply fully with Tampas fertilizer ordinance. True Floridians know better than to fertilize in the summer, when frequent rains wash fertilizer residues down storm drains and into waters. Instead, they follow these of iron, readily available at most garden centers, will keep your lawn green during the summer. such as potassium and magnesium to keep your grass healthy. cow or chicken manure, or your own home compost, to enrich your soil. Its like giving vitamins to your yard. adapted to Floridas hot, humid climate and plant them in the right place according to their sun and water needs. Theyll need less water,


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 31 Register for Adult Leagues kickball and softball adult league welcome. Summer league begins the week sport. All participants must purchase for City of St. Petersburg residents residents. Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks payable to the City of St. Petersburg are accepted. Call


32 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.com**NEW FAX NUMBER FOR LIBRARY: uses this service, please update your re cords.** eSalon: like to download ebooks from the Li brary? Learn how! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with otthers to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using StoryTime: am, Diann shares picture books and ac tivities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair Citizenship Classes: umcm.info. Free Family Movie Day Voter Registration Flag Day / Fathers Day Crafts Program day creations with Pat. All ages wel come. Teen Bookclub Kickoff with facepainting & zombie makeup. FLYP Summer Reading Program Coffee/Talk Book Club refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. Please Meditation Classes: Saturdays, starting Your Head in the Tigers Mouth by R. Balsekar. Preregister at the Reference Voter Registration training for volunteers One-on-One Computer Instruction: Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons Stop by after school to challenge your op ponents! Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Center. PROGRAMS Summer Recreation Program for chil dren who have completed Kindergar ten thru age 14. Registrations for accepted. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registra packet at the Rec. Center or log on to www.mygulfport.us and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call The Teen Night Program is a great hang (if still in high school). It provides recre ation and social activities. It also offers guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are information. cyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers years of age or younger MUST have a the Gulfport Recreation Center which Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 33 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy presents "DISNEY MULAN JR" Sat., June 9 2pm & 7pm Tickets $10, 727-784-6598 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Closed Some Evenings Center will be closed on Monday and and will resume in September. Line Dance Class Free activity but must be a registered member of the Senior Center. Flag Day & GEMS bus will provide free transportation for attend the citys Flag Day ceremony. a part of this special and moving event at Veterans Park (54th St. S. & Shore your reservation. Community Law Program Attorneys from the Community Law Program will provide assistance for health care surrogate forms, etc. Senior Trips How about the Hard Rock Casino on Horses of Fallen Pine Farm in Sarasota Senior Center's Rays Fan Club Plan on joining us at the Senior Center Mets. Come early for lunch at the Snack Bar and stay to watch the game on our during the game. Fathers Day Tribute concert in celebration of Fathers Day will be held in the Hickman Theater on and accompanist Kay Mann. Admission Foundation. Phones for Hearing Impaired and Hearing Connection will distribute phones for hearing impaired Floridians on have a phone provided by Deaf & Hearing Connection that is not working properly, Please bring your paperwork. Beach Party Bingo & Ice Cream Social Mark your calendar now for Beach Party SPECIAL SERVICES Snack Bar for June company! If you are heading for the beach, stop at the Senior Center to pick up a order. Transportation Service: seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call AARP Driving Class Support Groups More Activities Center calendar in its entirety, please gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 SOCK HOP featuring "THE IMPACS" Fri., June 8, 8pm-12am, $12 www.swingtimeinfo.com ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., June 10, 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 Lindy Hop Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


34 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Local ObituariesALTUNA, TERRI MAYES, 55, of Gulfport, peacefully went to Heaven on her family. She was born on December She graduated from Boca Ciega High runner up and Miss Congeniality in the Miss Gulfport beauty pageant in College and retired early in April friendships throughout her life and touched so many with her sincere kindness, love, and graciousness. She is survived by her loving family who will miss her tender voice and sweet smile. Her husband Pablo, her brother Ken (Denise), sisters Kim (David), Karen (Tony), and Barbara Paul and Tommy. She adored her three grandsons Grayson, Raymond and Baby Terry and twins Leilani and Leil and their sister Keanna. She Miren and Amaia and nephew Aitor. She is predeceased by her father And as we move on, with her looking down from above, may we live each day with more compassion and love for each other, for that is what she stood for. She is forever in our hearts and Terri is proof that one person can change the world for the better. There will be a Celebration of Life for Terri Mayes Altuna on Saturday, Gulfport. ELLINGTON, RONALD F. daughter, Brenda Adams; brother, Charles; and 3 grandchildren. Burial in Kentucky. Veterans Funeral Care, GOSE, PATSY JEAN COWAN, "PATTY" passed away in peace Tuesday, May left side and her beloved son, Alan White Hospital with its remarkable, compassionate culture for heart failure patients. Patty was a strong, tough lady who devoted her life to loving and nurturing her 3 sons and with unconditional love. Born on a farm near Lebanon, Russell County, forged a strong will to live life to the fullest and be compassionate and care for others. After her father's death from heart disease, her mother near N. Tazewell, VA. She grew tall in Adria Methodist Church Sunday School and Vacation Bible classes shared with her future husband, and played piano and organ by ear. Reuben Gose, her true love in Bristol, the newlyweds lived in a cabin on moved to Roanoke, VA where all 3 sons were born in Roanoke Memorial Hospital on side of Mill Mt. under Supermarket Discount, Cave Spring, VA. She moved the family to Tampa of country music and family stars. Patty was a member of Pasadena and Chaplain of Suncoast APWU living a full life and help anyone who needed a pep talk about enjoying as volunteer in Palms of Pasadena Hospital, she shared her love and dedication with staff, doctors, nurses and patients. Patty's Florida license tag says it all, "Stop Heart Disease". She is survived by her childhood Roger Cowan, 56, The Colony, TX Cowan, location unknown. Viewing South. Celebrate a Life Pasadena all events and interment Bay Pines National Cemetery Columbarium TBA. All doctors, nurses, hospital workers, visiting angels, hospice, veterans and friends are invited to celebrate her life with Gose Boys Hospice welcomed. MEARES, DAVID M., 63, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday, May graduated from Boca Ciega HS. He rank of Captain. He was a member fan of the Rays, Bucs and Gators. He was preceded in death by his father, grandchildren. A Celebration of


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 35 Obituaries (con't.) SONKIN, EDNA MIRIAM and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Univ. of Rhode Island. She had also been a member of Congregation B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg for by her daughter, Sharon (Moshe) Gershuny; son, Steven (Carolyn) Sonkin; brother, Herbert Sackett; Gershuny. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Nathan Sonkin. A visitation will be held from at the David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, where services follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park to Congregation B'nai Israel. Online guestbook at davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366


36 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Government Control of Your LifeI wrote something about the food police a few months ago and wasn't going to address the issue again. That wasn't an absolute "no", but a general, "we've mentioned this before" kind of thought. Then last week New York Mayor, Richard Bloomberg, talked about banning large size (16 oz.) drinks, particularly soft drinks, in the Big Apple. His reasoning is that all the fat people in New York (which, incidentally, is supposed to be one of the skinniest talking about those on Medicaid, but he's talking about everybody. Supposedly, billions of dollars are spent unnecessarily because people are fat. I've never seen the data to support this, but since everyone says it is so, it must be. O.K. a lot of real smart people, including most doctors, see fatness as a problem. I'll concede the point. government's ability to control your personal life and habits is directly proportional to its investment in you. pays to take care of you, they have a right to dictate what you do and how you do it. The more they (the food, transportation, healthcare, for in your life. As government moves to control, or pay for, directly or indirectly, your health care, the more they can dictate what you should eat or can eat and do to stay healthy. If Mayor Bloomberg is going to control the size of soft drinks, he should be able to control the size of way, is moving away from the pint). Why shouldn't there be a restriction on portion sizes at restaurants? No more than a 4 oz. steak, for instance. Or a half a potato. Or a spoon full of pasta. Or a one inch pie slice. proportion size in grocery stores, because families differ in size, and shopping usually isn't a day by day activity. There was a story the other day that 51 per cent of the people of the U.S. receive some government aid. include Social Security and Medicare which aren't welfare programs, but forced citizen investment programs however badly the investments turned out. However, I do know that half of the home mortgages in this country are guaranteed through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac although that wasn't the initial intent. Guarantees guarantee control. If you sign a note for someone and they don't pay, you pay, and I'll guarantee you will feel If the government is going to subsidize and guarantee your health care, if they're going to pay for your education to whatever level you aspire, if they're going to pay for of it, if they're going to subsidize or guarantee your housing and your transportation, and guarantee your food supply, and maybe dictate your vacation time, then they are going to be able to control aspects and facets of all of those. That won't happen, you contend? It probably won't be a big deal until these subsidies and guarantees begin to cost more than government is the big deal now on Medicaid and Medicare and Social Security. The programs aren't sustainable without big changes. People don't like changes so the natural government move is to force changes in behavior that will reduce the above costs. Of course, it's going to be tough to convince people to die sooner to save costs. But government can set up a system people to act in certain ways. As an aside, some smokers who protest the smoking bans and control, contend that since they die at an earlier age is still frowned upon. the more control of your life you concede to government, the less control you have of your life. It's a The problem is you can't reverse the trade. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Closed Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Les on Guitar 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Geno 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm No Steak-O Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm No ALA Meeting Pizza available all day Exe. Com. Mtg-6pm Burger or Sandwich Special 6-8pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Poppy Drive. ideas.


38 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 5/24 Disturbance5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic5000 Blk 10th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk 10th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery2500 Blk 56th St. S. Neighbor Problem5200 Blk 17th Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Friday 5/25 Domestic5600 Blk 12th Ave. S. Trespass1200 Blk 49th St. S. Noise5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft5900 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft1600 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic2200 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble1100 Blk 60th St. S. DUIBeach Blvd./Essex Ave. S. Noise3200 Blk 58th St. S. Noise700 Blk Hull St. S. Saturday 5/26 Domestic5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Domestic1400 Blk 53rd St. S. Domestic5000 Blk 24th Ave. S. Prowler5700 Blk 17th Ave. S. Sunday 5/27 Domestic5300 Blk 8th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble3200 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Theft5400 Blk 31st Ave. S. Vandalism5400 Blk 10th Ave. S. Theft6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Noise3200 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic49th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence5000 Blk 12th Ave. S. Burglary1800 Blk 49th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)700 Blk Hull St. S. Monday 5/28 Keep the Peace26th Ave. & 58th St. S. Person Under Inuence55th St & Gulfport Blvd. S. Hit & Run1100 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble54th St. & 18th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct2900 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Domestic5600 Blk 13th Ave. S. Noise4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Burglary2800 Blk 12th Ave. S. Tuesday 5/29 Domestic5000 Blk 9th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle1100 Blk 63rd St. S. Armed Person900 Blk 58th St. S. Keep the Peace26th Ave. & 49th St. S. Noise51st St. & 29th Ave. S. Hit & Run5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Vehicle6200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Burglary Residence4900 Blk 18th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Keep the Peace1100 Blk 58th St. S. Wednesday 5/30 Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Drugs5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call700 Blk 60th St. S. Burglary Residence1300 Blk 53rd St. S. Crime Awareness Meeting map posted by Gulfport Patch. I would like to challenge each of you to attend the meeting and bring one neighbor!


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Black Cat Friday at SPCA Its Black Cat Friday at SPCA Tampa Bay! Any adult cat (1 year and older) with any black markings goes home Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org Whisker Wisdom comes in all colors has dozens of senior felines waiting for your attention. People 55+ pay you prefer barks over meows, adopt a senior dog of 5+ years and up for only and leash. Beta Sigma Phi the 3 Oaks Caf in Clearwater for the annual awards luncheon. Retiring president, Sharon Ingram presented everyone with a thank you gift for the chairpersons. The Chapter Woman of honored. The Best Program award presentation on music and getting all members involved in playing unique homemade instruments. The Chapter Val Rankin to Donna Smith. Perfect Attendance awards were presented Sharon Ingram with a memory book serving as president for the past two years. Once again they will be painting and selling Christmas mice ornaments meeting for this year will be held on For more information, please contact Safe Boating for the Family Take advantage of the summer to to have before operating a vessel state of Florida. Additionally, Boating Skills and Seamanship Programs are presented by the United States Coast Guard the state of Florida boater safety education requirements.


40 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. The Real Estate Buyer's Legal Checklist One of the single largest invest ments of your lifetime may be when you purchase a home or some other type of real estate. In many cases, your entire life savings could be in vested and potentially at risk. As a result, it is very important that any prospective purchaser of real estate proceed with a certain amount of caution. buyer of real estate will encounter is Agreement. This document is one of the most important papers you will sign in a real estate transaction. The details contained in this agree ment determine what real property you will buy and how you will buy it. What is in this agreement also estab lishes what your rights and respon sibilities are in the upcoming real estate transaction. The following is a brief checklist of items which should be considered by ing? Are land, buildings and person al property included as part of the sale? possession of the property? Will the current owners need time after the closing to move out of the property? Can you live with this? 3. What kind of deed should the sell er of the real estate give you? Should it be an agreement for deed, a quit claim deed or a warranty deed? 4. Will the seller provide you with good, marketable title? 5. Who is responsible for the pay Will they be prorated? 6. What persons should be required to sign and accept the real estate contract and closing documents? Is it necessary for both a husband and wife to sign the documents? Who should sign the documents if a corpo ration is involved in the deal? strictions on the use of the real prop erty? rights involved in the sale of the real estate? Have they been properly cov ered in the agreement? chase offer need to be accepted or refused? Are there certain contingen cies in the real estate contract which require satisfaction prior to the con tract becoming effective and legally enforceable? insurance, property inspection, in mentary stamps and the broker fee? These are but a few of the questions which should be answered before you sign a real estate agreement. Only then will you know if the real estate purchase you are contemplating will truly meet your needs. 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.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 41 Local Host Families Needed for Teens Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. Doty, the students are all between spending money, carry accident and currently has programs to match almost every familys needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. common interests and lifestyles there are no typical host families, any situation, whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a retired couple or a large family. eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their they host a sponsored student. organization that has sponsored The organization is designated by the United States Department of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for International certifying that the organization complies with the standards set Programs. Doty encourages families to contact the program immediately, as it will allow the proper time for the students and hosts to get to know one another time. Families interested in learning more for a meeting with a community GulfportStock EventBy Cathy Salustri this past Sunday in the Art T and Me (Hosted by Friends of T and Me) in the Artist Alley. for performance arts and music in the Art Village Courtyard. Handy said he hoped GulfportStock would revive music in the Courtyard. Separate from that event, the Friends of T and Me raised hood. Although internally the fundraiser for the coffee shops new piece of equipment caused bickering, Handy says, he didnt business. didnt want me to [do it], organizer and artist Stone Handy told the Gabber. Nevertheless, Handy persisted. At the events end, a tired Handy said he loved the environment of live music and wanted to try and arrange another GulfportStock. I was thrilled! Handy said. The silent auction and rafe, part of a benet to help T and Me buy a new stove hood, brought in $1,150 at Sundays GulfportStock. Another benet to support local music in the Art Village Courtyard brought in $500.


42 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Money for Police ExplorersEllen Wilcox, a special agent with the Tampa chapter of the Florida Department of Law Enforcements (FDLE) Certied Fraud Examiners, presents a check for $500 to the Gulfport Police Explorers. The FDLE presented four local posts with checks, which Detective Hanh Pham (left) says will go toward equipment and competitions. Aqua Zumba Join the Party Beach Community Center and 15th, Aqua Zumba classes will be 11 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic is not your grandmothers water workout, this is a party! Get all no impact and all the resistance of the water. Its perfect for all ages just beginning or looking to spice up your workout regimen. Burn calories, tone your whole body, and have a blast! Classes are $5 for St. Pete Beach Residents and $6 for necessary. For more information


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 43 1st Annual Funky Fourth Car Show The City of Gulfport presents the 1st Annual Funky Fourth Car Show S. between 54th St. S. and Beach Blvd. S. All creatively decorated gas and electric cars are invited. 35 spots available, so sign up soon! All are encouraged to participate in the parade (Please check spot on application if interested). Have fun dressed vehicle. This is no ordinary car show, its Gulfport style! Trophy for Mayors/Councils Choice Make a Pit Stop at SPOT Free spay or neuter surgery is Owners pay for rabies shot, or provide proof of current vaccination. Park. Do not bring your dog with you. Appointments are limited. Grant funding is made possible through partnerships with SPCA Tampa Bay, Animal Farm Foundation and the Florida Animal Friends license plate www.SPOTUSA.org. USCG Safe Boating Program Boating program every Tuesday, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. register. Begin any Tuesday and Waterway Watch/Trailering Your VBS at Tradewinds Church A summer kids event called Sky will be hosted at Tradewinds Church in South Pasadena each evening imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God! Kids participate in memorable games, make and dig into yummy adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God, theyll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Sky is for kids from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and will run from available for families with multiple children. For more information, tradewindschurch.org.


44 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Fresh Market Coming to Azalea Recreational Center is becoming the home of the Azalea Community Fresh Market. Located in the Tyrone area, the market plans to have fresh produce, arts and crafts, foods of all sorts, activities for the kids, a variety of music and much more. The Azalea Community Fresh Market is offering weekly or monthly inside and outside booth spaces out more information and become a Help Protect the Rights of Elders Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, com. The local council meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Mary Grizzle Building, 11351 Ulmerton Rd., Room 136 in Largo to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to term care facility issues. The open session of these meetings begins at 1 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 45 the only one who was alone. I wasnt the only single female, but everyone else had a mother, an aunt... I this beautiful baby, Marsha Warner says as she strokes her daughters dark hair. she doesnt know her physical birthdate, because no the Chinese knows, either. All the orphanage years ago was that someone left a baby girl on the front steps. [They] said that I was left in a basket in front of the orphanage, but there was no reason why, Alison says. Some paperwork indicates months, but its hard to know. They picked her birthday, Marsha says, smiling at her daughter. She was left there. To me, that meant that her people, her family, must have really loved her. A lot of those kids are abandoned in the streets. Reading about the way babies often died in Chinese the things they do to those girls, injecting their heads with rubbing alcohol because part of the reason that when Marsha decided to adopt, she decided to go to China. I would say I had a great interest in Asia, she says. So she found an adoption agency that would help her, to hide her gentle but large dog for the home visit, for jumped through and ran around hurdles, and found herself alone on a plane with strangers. She was in her the changes required of all new moms. It was the last day I ever smoked a cigarette in my life. I was older and more mature and ready to take care of a child, she says. When the orphanage workers put baby Alison in Marshas lap, she was ready for sleepless nights, baby formula and diapers. Her new baby girl, it turns Which she did, on Marshas lap. Its one of Marshas favorite stories to tell. Alison, for her part, just rolls her eyes and laughs at the story. Somewhere between the Marsha pushed two hotel chairs together so Alison could sleep, and last week, when they sat and laughed in their living room, the duo became a family. Tofu, to Marsha while Tucker, and Alison talk about the past, the future, and what it holds. This summer, it holds a reunion for those strangers They didnt stay strangers for long. Somewhere between LA and returning stateside with their new children, the group of new parents they meet for a vacation kids. Some of the families went back and adopted more children, and those kids, too, join the annual summer party. Its not always all families, but its kind of cool, Marsha says. This summer theyll meet years since Alison came home with Marsha. She focuses more on her future than her past. Shes technically a senior at Boca Ciega High School, but shes spent her senior year as a freshman at St. Petersburg year shell enter the University of South Florida (St. Petersburg) as a sophomore, where she intends to study business. I havent really decided what Im going to do yet, she says. I think she should be an anesthesiologist, her mom says. Yeah... Alisons voice trails off. She doesnt much care, she says, for the sight of blood. Youre really not dealing with blood and guts, Marsha reminds her. Alison still has some time to she has to see her old friends on the beach this summer. Then, she and her mom will Alison will graduate Summa Cum Laude at Tropicana Gulfport Graduate: Alison Warner Marsha Warner ies to China to meet her new daughter Alison. Eighteen years later Alison graduates from High school with a bright future ahead of her. theG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget.


46 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Police Explorers Graduation PartyThe graduating high school seniors of Gulfport Police Explorer Post 995, from left to right: Back row: Detective Jimmy Embry, Dannie Tran, Christoph Seabrook, Charleston Fritts, Detective Hahn Pham. Front row: Sara Hack, Elizabeth Poloney party for outgoing seniors. Five seniors, from both Gibbs and Boca Ciega High School, will graduate this Friday. We asked them what they learned in Dannie Tran, Gibbs High, will attend Saint Petersburg College I learned how to be a better leader and certain things that Im going to need Christoph Seabrook, Gibbs High School, entering the Army in September I learned that no matter how good of a leader you are, you must also be a good follower. Charleston Fritts, Boca Ciega High School, will attend Saint Petersburg College I learned how to talk to people and how to overcome hard situations. Sara Hack, Boca Ciega High School, will attend University of South Florida St. Petersburg I learned about friendship, perseverance, teamwork... a lot of skills that will lead me into good roads later on. College more than I thought I could. I learned how to be a leader. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday St. Petersburg is serving lunch on Todays lunch is koldunai (meat dumplings) with cold beet soup (pink soup), dessert and coffee. Also available to buy are Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread. Call Vida at Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for all levels at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be available. Classes after 5 p.m. for more information. Annual Pool Passes at Half Price Aquatic Center is selling all yearly are both eligible to purchase child, adult, senior or family year pool passes at the discounted rate. A access to the pool with lap swimming, sun bathing, picnic areas, water slides, a childrens splash zone and much more! What a perfect gift for membership purchased comes with the pool this summer. This sizzling summer promotion wont last long so get yours before this deal is gone. Stop by the St. Pete Beach Aquatic more details.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 47 The Two-Ply StandardAh, Budget Season. That horrible time of year where city staffs across the state must justify mandated cuts of a few years ago plus the housing market crash means that no city seems to have enough money. over the past few years some police departments became the popular dog to kick. Last year Gulfport hired the county to provide its dispatch services, and this year St. Pete Beach seems to want to offer up its entire lamb. Im not sure how I feel about they do for us, but I promised our vice planner or even an accountant, but I means for most of my adult life. For as well as increasing my income. In fact, its a recipe for disaster. Why? Because no one cuts their budget for fun, and by the time youre looking at most of the fun stuff. It wasnt like cutting corners meant I put a lower octane fuel in my yacht. It meant I made my peanut butter sandwiches scraped coins from under the seat to ply toilet paper. But these are triage to make more money. No one deserves A few years ago some cities may have had some fat to trim from their budgets. Now, though, not so much. Theyre already living, pardon the Instead of looking for a way to afford the good stuff again, though, theyre still slicing and dicing, looking for they need is to make more money. I think St. Pete Beach can avoid outsourcing the police by looking around and thinking about how they can make more money rather than spend less. I dont know anymore than anyone else living here, but I see some easy solutions that could help us funnel money into city coffers. a big revenue booster, but it would could look at combining forces with Treasure Islands police department. The St. Pete Beach Police Department channel, there are no bridges, and the two cities could combine forces, deal of local control. We get to keep a dispatch, a holding cell, and both communities get to see the same go for auction, and well have some redundancy with other services. As for actually making money, I think weve forgotten we have a great have one transient dock coming down sales in its marina, a great facility but further off the beaten path than our one transient dock. How much could we make? As long as were recognizing that our beach is awesome, why not charge people to come over the Bayway? It costs $6 per car to get onto Sanibel Island. Im not suggesting we charge every day. I know many of these folks are residents, and they should get a free pass, but even if half are course, locals may opt to cut through Gulfport and South Pasadena, but to the tourist who just spent a couple thousand bucks just to get here, whats another two dollars? Our biggest asset is our sand, and I think people will pay to see it. Of course, once they get here, parking, clearly, is at a premium. We could use some of that toll money (not all of it, just some, settle down) and build a parking garage and charge for parking. You cant tell me there isnt enough vacant land here that we cant do that. How about $15 a day to park, paid to an automated attendant? While were at it, lets up the cost of those meters, too, since residents dont have to pay for those if they have a sticker. There are more cars than meters and, if Im remembering high school economics correctly, supply and demand dictates that things in short supply but high demand cost more. Finally, why not regulate and license landlords? I have had my share of great landlords as well as horrible ones on the beach and I can tell you that, as a tenant, anything the city can do to help keep slumlords off the beach would be much appreciated. It wouldnt mean a great deal of money, but perhaps if landlords had to pay a fee for an inspection it quality landlords. Homes without a higher fee for code violations than homesteaded properties, too, and if the police have to answer calls at a rental property more than once a month, the owner pays a fee. I know these ideas arent perfect. In fact, Im pretty sure the city wont consider a single one. But we, as residents, put up with a lot to live in paradise. Instead of heading for for the wear and tear on our roads, We should be balancing our budget on the backs of our visitors, not ourselves. But were not even looking on cheap toilet paper. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


48 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 Featuring the Hilltops Region of Australia in Australia. The high altitude, coupled with the dry summer and autumn, Chardonnay: For such a warm area, the Chardonnays are surprisingly lean mineral characteristics. They lend themselves to subtle oak handling and give Semillon: Several memorable late harvest Semillons have been produced in the region, but these days the accent is on dry table styles. They are powerful the palate; perhaps this will come with greater vine maturity. If it does, then wines of the highest quality will follow. Cabernet Sauvignon: Like the Shiraz, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful of cassis, balanced by earthier chocolatey undertones. The tannins are quite Shiraz: Shiraz is arguably the variety best suited to the region. The aromas black cherry and more briary characteristics. Acidity is good, and the tannins are supple. Tampa Bay Rays and Animal Shelter Partner for Calendar calendar is now available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic as well as the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field, the Tampa. The calendar will sell for $15. All proceeds from the sales will go to Pet Pal Animal Shelter. with his Great Dame, Athena and Longoria and his Boerboel Mastiff, rescues; David Price and his beloved Deuce, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. rescuing dogs and cats from animal shelters that may otherwise be euthanized due to time limitations or lack of socialization or training. Pet Pal is also dedicated to educating the public about the pet overpopulation crisis, the importance of spaying/ neutering and responsible pet ownership. To donate to Pet Pal Animal Shelter or for more information, visit www. CTK needs Boys Shorts Clothes To Kids needs your gently used school clothes, especially boys shorts in all sizes, jeans, uniforms and shoes. Clothes To Kids (CTK) provides free clothing to Pinellas that are on the free or reduced lunch program. You can help by donating your quality used clothing to a Clothes To Kids store near you. New or gently used clothes and shoes can be dropped off between Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. For more information, please call


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Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. Automotive Pets/Animals Yard/Garage Sale


54 Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman and Secretary, Housekeeper. Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. GULFPORT, 5140 24TH AVE. S. 2/1 Duplex Upstairs, C/H/A, Attached Laundry Room. $850/Mo., $425 Sec. See Pictures on Craigs List. 727-742-5140. NICE 3BR/2BA +DINE RM.-n Laundry. Lg, Master Suite. Fenced w/Carport. Rent from a Landlord who Cares. Section 8 Approved (SP Housing). 2027 37th St. S. 727-347-3555. 3BR/1BA HOME-C/H/A, Tile, W/D Hookup, Fenced Yard, $1100/Mo. $200 Security Deposit. Nice Neighborhood. Section 8 Ok. D. Edwards, 727-463-5759. 2519 27TH ST. S.-3BR1/BA, New Carpet. Central Heat/Air. $875/Mo. +Deposit. Pets Ok. Available Now. 727-641-6711. UNFURNISHED 64TH ST. S. #816 Gulfport, Immaculate, Large 1BR/1BA, $650/mo. Water, Sewer & Garbage Paid. Laundry Room, Quiet, Near Pasadena Shopping & Bus. Walk to Stetson. 727-798-8837. SMALL 1 BEDROOM-Ground oor in 4-Plex. Unities paid by Tenant. $450/Mo. +$450/ Deposit. Background Check. Lynn 727-3234546. NEAR STETSONClose to Pasadena shopping.2Br./1Ba. Large storage area, $750/ mo. 2Br/1Ba. Den Screened Porch. $920/mo. Also. 3Br/2Ba/1Cg. 727-345-7036 or 727-9463331 7401 5TH AVE. N.-2BR $725. (2nd r). Large Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. PASADENA ESTATES 2BR APT. DUPLEX$695/Mo. Central Location. (2nd Ave. S./66th St. Area) Ceramic Floors, Large Yard Around, Quiet & Safe Area. Free Parking. 727-4594579. ST. PETE BEACHExtra Large Efciencies, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $580-$610/Mo includes water/maintenance. 727-804-5694. CHATEAU TOWERS. Pasadena. 2/2, 9th Floor, Balcony, W/D, Renovated, Waterview, All Amenities, $1200/Mo. Yearly. RALSTONS REALTY, 727-367-6702. HISTORIC GULFPORT VILLAGE HOMECompletely Renovated home in quiet location on large oversized lot. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, sunny family room, eat-in kitchen, laundry room w/d incl. References and deposit required. $1350/Mo. 508-879-3156. CONDOS FOR RENT-Newly Remodeled 2BR, 1 Furnished, 1 Unfurnished. Carports. No Pets/Smoking. $750/Mo. +Security. 727954-5163. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. RENT TO OWN/LEASE PURCHASE-Create a Program that suits your Budget. 2 and 3 Bedrooms Homes. Very Good Condition. Some w/ tenants. Good Income. Call 727-347-3555. to discuss. GULFPORT 2/1 HOUSE-51st and 17th Ave. Area. Fenced Yard. Pet Ok. $695Mo. plus $500/Security. Available June 15th, (negotiable). 727-322-8242. 6153 25TH ST. S.Pinellas Point, Large 2500SF, 3BR/2BA/2CG Single Home, Large Family Room, Inside Laundry. Stove, Fridge, Dishwasher. $1349/Mo. 727-219-3376. GULFPORT STUDIO NEAR BEACH-3 blocks to Beach, Private Patio. No Smoking, 1 Person. $650/Mo. +$350/Security. Includes Cable TV, Utilities & WiFi. Furnished, Quiet and Private. Available 6/1 Contact Jim at 949-463-0837. 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/Smoking 727-345-3221. ST. PETE BEACHLarge effeciency,. Newly decorated, One block to shing and beach. $600/mo. Water incl. 727-345-7036 or 727946-3331 WATERFRONT GATED-Condo. Year Round Rental 55+, 1BR/1BA, Renovated. Pools and Tennis. Small Pet, $750Mo. Non Refundable $50. Credit Check. 727-479-4807. Furnished Rentals ST. PETE BEACHIsle of the Bay, 1BR, First Floor, Pool, Waterfront Dock, Close to Shopping, $725/Mo. Yearly, No Pets/Smoking. RALSTONS REALTY, 727-367-6702. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT1BR/1BA, C/H/A, Fenced Backyard, 1/5 Blocks from Pier, Beach, Artwalk. $625/Mo. 1 Mos. Security. 5401 30th Ave. S. 727-347-7423. FURNISHED GULFPORT SHORES 55+ 2900 45th St. S. #26. Waterfront, pool, 1Br. Corner unit.. seeking long term mature tennant. Inc. Cable. $750/mo. Plus. Non-Smoker. Call Ann 616-451-9336 or 727-323-7356 Accommodations to Share GULFPORT ROOM FOR RENT-Share House Privileges. $90/Wk. Working Male or Female Preferred. Free Cable & Internet. 727-3844371. 2BR APT. TO SHARE-Walk to Beach, Art District. Use of Deck and Large inground Pool. $500/Mo. +$500/Sec. Working/Responsible 727-346-9031. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-348-6323. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent Open House GULFPORT HOME5122 26th Ave. S. 2BR/2BA 2-car detached garage. 1086 Sq. ft. Treed lot 51X183. Flex nancing. Asking $98,000. 727-421-1595 TOWN SHORES WATERFRONTBuckingham. 3rd oor. Large. 2br/2ba. Balcony. Wash er/Dryer, Reserved Parking Next to Building, Security Entry. $165,000. 727-409-0317 Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965.


Gabber June 7 June 13, 2012 55 NEW PRICE! 1BR/1.5BA TOWN SHORESWindsor #907. $116,500. Stunning Waterfront Remodel, Bamboo Floors, Updated Baths & Stainless Appliances. Home Warranty. Sm. Pet okay. Sharon Lardieri, WAVE REALTY OF TAMPA BAY, 727-455-3556. S. PASADENA2BR Townhouse near Stetson & Beach. Beautiful Kitchen, New Tile. Private Patio. $950/mo. Charles Rutengurg Realty 727-492-6721 PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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