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No. 2266 July 12 July 18, 2012 727-517-9546academy ofanimalarts.com Academy of Animal Arts, I nc. Academy of Animal Arts, I nc.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS!V ocational rehabilitation and veterans welcomelic. 2118Lar go Dog Gr ooming School Beach Police Up For Vote In less than four months November 6 St. Pete Beach voters will decide whether they want to keep their city-run police force or whether they want to go with the After hearing from residents concerned about what they called confusing ballot language, the commission voted unanimously to ask residents to decide in November. They did not change the ballot language. St. Pete Beach has a clause in its charter that mandates the city maintain a cityrun police department. To go with the that part of the charter in November. Rick Falkenstein, who owns the Hurricane Restaurant in Pass-a-Grille, called the ballot language tricky. If you vote yes, you are for changing and going with another department, if you vote no it maintains the charter it is today, Falkenstein said. What Im trying to get at is were deciding whether residents maintain control [] See Beach Police, page 5Let Freedom Ring!Across the country America celebrated its freedom last week. Gulfport was no exception. Pictured is a proud american watching the parade during Gulfports July 4th festivities.More Photos, pages 24-25 Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Ends in CrashSubmitted by the Gulfport Police Department Gulfport Blvd. and 51st Street, and vehicle left Gulfport at 11th Avenue South and 49th Street. Following several turns, the vehicle ended up on 1st Avenue South and headed east to 28th Street, where it turned north.. The pursuit went as far north as 38th Avenue North before turning back south again. The vehicle entered I-375 from 5th Avenue North, then merged onto I-275 before taking the 28th Street South exit. After leaving the interstate, the vehicle turned toward the Jordan Park neighborhood, and it ended up crashing into See Stolen Car, page 6Beach Budget Almost One Million Dollars ShortST. PETE BEACH Facing almost a million dollar shortfall, commissioners set the tentative tax rate at 3.5628. This means that for every $100,000 of their homes taxable value, property owners will pay $356.28 in city taxes. This does not include a separate city tax for paying off certain debt, Southwest Florida Water Management District, school board, or other taxes. The commission stressed the rate was a tentative tax rate and for discussion purposes only. Once the commission sets its tentative tax rate, it may set a commission with seven different scenarios, from no change to over a full mil increase. The commission put money in its reserve fund (the city has a goal of keeping 25% of its annual budget in reserves for emergencies) and fund the police See Beach Budget, page 9


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4 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Bayway Bridge Update for the week of July 9 This week the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans to close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Friday, July 13). The FDOT may change this schedule depending on the weather. FDOT workers will make sure emergency vehicles can get through the work zone as needed. Workers will not necessarily have eastbound lanes closed all day, however drivers should anticipate closures and situated around St. Pete Beach and the bridge for more information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (www. theGabber.com) as we learn of them. Changes for Old Gulf Way InnPASS-A-GRILLE Where a developer once envisioned a hotel, he now sees a single family home. In 2009, city commissioners allowed Howard Jacobs to change the zoning of 1307 Gulf Way to Residential High with allowances for a resort. Tuesday night the city commission voted to change the land use back to residential low medium, or a single family home or townhomes. This was not a quick decision. This is the only use thats possible for this property, David Bacon, attorney for Jacobs, told the commission in April. He [Jacobs] looked at all the criteria of the THD [Traditional Hotel District], taking that criteria, applying it to this parcel of land Its like a mathematic formula, and they determined the box is too small. The economics would not make it viable.Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport Gulfport Recreation Center will be offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga Class every Friday night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through July 27. Fee $15 per class. Call 727871-1251.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 5 Beach Police, from front pageso if you say yes to this change, youre saying yes to another department possibly coming. If you say no, youre instructing government to keep the current department. Its the way it was written when it was drafted, City Attorney Susan Churuti told him. Make it simple. Use regular language, resident Deborah Schechner said. If you think about it, most people are not going to think if you vote no, you keep the police department. Attorney Churuti explained why the city planned to use certain ballot language. Susan, I have no idea what you just said, and Im a teacher of 31 years, Fran Travison said. If I want the police to stay, do I vote yes for this? she asked. No. You vote no, Attorney Churuti said. One resident asked the commission if they would vote to go with the Sheriff if they had to vote today. Commissioner Bev Garnett said she would take a vote to repeal the charter amendment as a signal from the residents that they wanted the city to move towards the Pinellas The Gabber will cover the November vote more in-depth in the coming months. The ballot language for November appears below. A no vote means the city keeps its own police department, as set forth in the charter. A yes vote means the charter will no longer mandate the city maintain its own police department and the commission could, if it desired, outsource police services with the Repeal of Charter Requirement for Establishment of Police Department as Charter Department Ballot Summary Charter Section 4.06 entitled Police Department requires the St. Pete Beach Police Department to be established as a Charter Department and prohibits law enforcement activity to be transferred by contract or any other process to any department or employee not administered by the City Manager. Shall Charter Section 4.06 be repealed.


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Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 7 Summer Festival now Playing at the Hickman The Gulfport Community Players are opening their 12th Annual Summer One Act Festival at the Hickman Theater on Thursday, July 12th. This is a collection of 10 very short plays, both comedies and dramas, that are sure to please their audiences. You have never seen these plays before anywhere. Many of them were written by local playwrights. There are a total of 26 actors in these 10 plays. If youve been to some of their past productions, youll most likely recognize some familiar faces and youll also see some brand new faces too! Tickets are just $15 each and are available at the door, at Eileens Resale Boutique, the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Beach Bazaar, or by calling them at 727-322-0316 for advance sales. Curtain times are 8 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. for Sunday. The Festival will run through July 22nd, so youll have plenty of time to get your tickets. See you at the Hickman! Plan your Party at the Beach ST. PETE BEACHPlanning a party? Dont sweat it. Beat the heat this summer at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex, your party headquarters. Brand-new party and shower event packages provide everything you need to pull off that perfect party this summer. A spacious, waterfront party room boasts an unbeatable view and there are several event packages to suit your needs, including things like balloons, streamers, table coverings, party favors, tableware, games, pizza, an old-fashioned popcorn machine and so much more. Choose from themes like rock star, sports fan, pretty princess, pirate party, Hawaiian luau, or let them provide the basics and you do the decorating. They also do baby and bridal showers! Dont forget your guests can go next door to the pool for some fun in the sun or you can choose to rent out the entire pool for your private party. For more information on making your next event a breeze, visit www. spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245. 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.


8 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Stetson Law hosts Information SessionsGULFPORTStetson University College of Law is hosting two parttime law school information sessions in August. Prospective law students can learn more about the admissions process. Stetson enrolls new students in the fall every year. Those interested in attending should RSVP for one of the sessions on either Thursday, August 2, at the Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St., or Thursday, August 23, at the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Both programs will start at 6 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. To RSVP and for more information and directions to Stetsons Tampa Law Center or Gulfport campuses, visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/ parttime or e-mail lawadmit@law. stetson.edu. Corey Avenue Summer Sizzle Sale Its hot and Corey is sizzlin! Come on down and cool off during their Summer Sizzle Sale on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. and grab some deals you cant refuse! Over 17 merchants will be offering discounts, BOGOs, extraordinary sales on selected merchandise to make room for fall creations. Located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete Beach. Free parking. Call 727-498-8778 or visit www.coreyave.com. Save Our Strays set for Tuesday Fresh Market Look for Save Our Strays tent on July 17 during Gulfports Tuesday Fresh Market. Volunteers will be on hand with pet-related t-shirts, purses, pillows and pet blankets. All stray kittens and cats that are cared for by Save Our Strays, a no-kill, information call 727-481-5262 or go to saveourstraysinc.com. Dive-In Movies are Back ST. PETE BEACH Its that time again! The St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex will be hosting the ever-popular Dive-In movie series again this summer, providing awesome family fun out under the stars! Bring your noodles, screen while relaxing in the pool or on the pool deck. Admission is just $4 per person; doors open at 8 p.m. and space is limited. Drinks, snacks, and glow jewelry will be sold at the pool no outside coolers or containers please. The Dive-In Movies are held at the St. Pete Beach Pool, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, on July 13th, 20th, and August 3rd and 10th. A special Tween Night Dive-In for ages 10 and up will be held on June 29th with a showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. An adult-only showing of Jaws will be held on July 27th for ages 18 and up. These specialty Dive-Ins cost $5 per person. For more information contact the St. Pete Beach Pool at 727-363-9264.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 9 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: PILOT Q: What is "PILOT"? A: PILOT, or payments in lieu of taxes, refers to money that enterprise funds pay to the city instead of taxes. For example, an enterprise fund such as the Gulfport Municipal Marina, instead of paying property taxes, would make a payment based on its revenue. This year the marina is making PILOT of $300,000. So whats an enterprise fund? The simplest way to explain it would be to call it a government-run business, but thats not entirely accurate. An enterprise fund is a government department, such as the marina, that supports itself entirely on the money it makes from the service it provides. Enterprise funds take no money from the citys general fund, or property taxes. Gulfport has three enterprise funds: the marina, utilities and sanitation. Beach Budget, from front pagedepartment for the coming year. All we know is we have a huge shortfall and we have a lot of work cut out for us, Commissioner Bev Garnett said. City Manager Mike commission set the citys tentative millage rate, the more attention they would get from voters. Commissioner Garnett said she wanted to get the voter purposes. Why not go to [alternative] seven [3.9663], if its only for discussion purposes? Vice Mayor Marvin Shavlan said. I think youre doing the right thing. Ive been trough all the commissions who were afraid to raise taxes, Hurricane owner Rick Falkenstein said. Dont be scared. If you dont get reelected, the people later on will say, That was a smart commission. Learn about the Sharks of Tampa Bay Learn about the many sharks that inhabit Tampa Bay on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Tradewinds Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Brent Winner, from the Fish will let tell us what sharks we can Bay as a nursery, shark behaviors and characteristics, conservation, and some shark etiquette. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Presented by Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges. For more information call 727-512-4914. Cool Calm in the Heat of Summer Ted Leitho is returning this summer to teach another free series of eight classes on meditation. The classes will be in the Purdy Friends Room from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, September 1 and September 8. There is a sign-up sheet for anyone to register at the Reference Desk at the Gulfport Public Library located at 5501 28th Ave. S. Call 727893-1073.


10 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 LettersIt Takes a Village Dear Editor : Many ingredients make a perfect recipe. Sometimes the recipe needs more salt, sugar or What I am trying to say is that I do love Gulfport as many of you do and always want the best for the people who call this home as well as the folks who wonder how do they do it? Well, let me tell you We do it with so many people with just as much heart and soul that I could never compare to. I am your civil servant and it is my job to do the best for you because I work for you. We have a team of amazing people that work for this city. They work in Parks, Police, Fire, Customer Service, Sanitation, Human resources, Recreation Division, the Library, the Senior Center along with GEMS, The Marina, Administrative Services, the We have lost people through attrition, layoffs and so on, but the City keeps going for you. If you see that Parks person out there picking up palm fronds or mowing the lawn, you may not know that they worked day and night to clean up after a large event or major storm, but they are here for you. We all know its been a tough economy with less people doing more and to continue to hold the services for this city to the same quality that people expect. All employees who work for the city have that same heart and pride when it comes to what they do. We couldnt do one without the other. Beyond the employees in this Village are also the most awesome organizations that work on pure volunteers, sponsors, lots of creativity and hard work. They work closely with each other and the City to make some of these great events and bring people to Gulfport. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, The Gulfport Merchants Association, SO49 and even the Gulfport Neighbors work for you. I am proud to work with such people that get the heart of Gulfport. Thank you, Cathy, for the kind words ("Invest in Gulfport", July 5th edition) and I know that we all could use a little more marketing and I think it is a great idea for us to pool our resources. I can remember not too long ago that we were complaining that we did not have enough cars parked along Beach Blvd. Now we are complaining that there is no room to park. So I think its coming along at just the way we can expect to grow and we will continue to do so. We just need to be ready when it happens. I just know it takes many hard working cooks that complete this wonderful recipe called Gulfport.Gail Biron Summer Sale is BackFREE Deliver y in Gulfport ever y Monday! FREE Flowers on your Birthday to pick up from Store! 7% Loy alty Discount on all orders! $45 worth personal T raining Certificate when you spend $50 or more! FREE Mango Mamma Wine for one when you spend $30 or more!Gulfpo rt Fl oris t1410 58th Str eet South Gulfport, FL 33707 s Tr 727 -3 28-1917 727-328-9200 188 8-FL-Daisywww .gulfportflorist.com www .gulfportflowershop.com Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:00am-3:00pm Sun by deliveries and appointment only Same Da y Deli ve ry T he Original Fl orist of Gulfpor tTM 2011 Boating Statistics Now Available Sixty-seven people lost their lives in Florida last year in boating accidents, and there have already been 28 deaths so far this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which has released its 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report. The FWC is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and compiling boating accident data for the state. Its statistical report details boating accidents and their causes. The frequency of boating accidents in Florida and their causes would probably shock most people, said Investigator Andy Bickel, of the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. We want to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on Florida waters, Bickel said. Drowning is the leading cause of death in boating accidents, statistics show. jacket, Bickel said. There are several styles of life jackets available to boaters that wont interfere with your boating experience and may save your life. Todays boaters can choose from several models of light and over-the-shoulder life jackets that the sun, and they do not interfere with boating activities. Accidents can occur without warning, and if for some reason someone ends up in the water, quite often its too late to put on a life jacket. The leading type of accident continues to be boaters colliding with other boats or objects, Bickel said. With the number of boaters in our beautiful state, its important to pay close attention to everything thats going on around your boat. Statistics repeatedly show that boaters who have taken a basic boating safety class are less likely to be involved in a serious boating accident. The 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report is now available online at MyFWC.com/Boating, click on Boating Accidents.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 11 A Glorious 4th Celebration! Residents and staff of Boca Ciega Center in Gulfport joined together in recognizing and honoring resident Josephine Pignatelli as she celebrated her 100th birthday on July 4th! A special party was held with Pete Merrigan, Singer, providing the entertainment. Shown above is Genevieve Messina of St. Petersburg, posing for a picture with her mother alongside the red, white and blue roses, a gift from Boca Ciega Center. One Week Scuba Camps Jims Dive Shop and the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center will be hosting SCUBA Camps throughout the summer for kids and teens ages 10 and older. All students that pass the Cost for the week-long camp is $400 per student and includes all study materials as well as use of necessary equipment for all dives. Classroom and pool sessions will be held at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Pool at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Summer courses will be held the week of July 30th. To begin your adventure, contact Jims Dive Shop at 393-3483. 2012-2013 TotTime Program Ongoing pre-registrations are currently being accepted for the 2012-2013 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them for Kindergarten. Two, are available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MondayFriday. Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. Classes begin September 4, 2011. Call 893-1068.


12 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Summer Market MixologyEriabis Jennison mixes up a fresh lemonade at the Tuesday market in Gulfport. The market runs all summer. With a high of 97 Tuesday, Jennison kept his squeezing arm busy. The market also has local goat cheese, free range chicken eggs, and yarn spinning classes. Learn Sail Trim & Rig Tuning The United States Power Squadrons Tuning will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, July 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 2nd Ave SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg. This seminar shows in clear and simple terms how to use and adjust sales for optimum performance under a wide range of conditions. The seminar comes with a waterproof USPS Captains Quick Guide written by North Sails and Student Notes. Instruction is free, materials cost $25 per family; maximum of 20 students; pre-registration required. Contact www.boating-stpete.org.


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16 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Shop the Thrift Mall and Gift Store Pasadena Community Church now has four stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. The other store is in the LEC building and features gifts.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 17 Worship First United Methodist Church of GulfportSundays: Sunday School ............. 9:15am Traditional Service ........ 10:30amWednesday evening: Supper and Bible Study .... 6:00pmThrift Store Summer Hours Friday/Saturday 9am 12 noo n28th Ave. S. & 53rd St.321-3620ww w. gulfpo rt umc. org oG u p p p p p p p p p p p p p p o o ......... 9:15a m e ........ 10:30am n g : t ud y .... 6:00pm m er Hour s a m 12 no on on on n on on n n n on n n n n n n on on n n n on on n 3 r d S t . 6 2 0 0 m c. or g Celebrating 100 Blessed Y ear s! Childcare Availab le 9:00 am Contemporar y Se r vice (with sign language interpr eter)10:05 am S unday School for all ages 11:00 am T raditional Se r vice~ Extreme Spiritual M akeo ver ~A Series on the Seven Deadly SinsJ uly 15 Fr om P ride to H umility J uly 22 Fr om Gr eed to GenerosityPASADEN A COMMUNITY CHURCH Vendors wanted for Holly Fest Holly Fest is a fun, family event which includes a variety of vendors, entertainment, childrens activities, pet blessings, food, and more! Arts, crafts, food and plant vendors are wanted on Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church. HollyFest is a PCC Youth Fundraiser and includes: Blessing of the Animals, Pet Parade, Petting Zoo, Free Face Painting and Kids Crafts, Strolling Christmas Carolers and Food Truck (featuring Maggie on the Move). Registration fee is $50 (register now and save $15 discount if registered by July 31st). Each vendor provides their own setup (tables, tent, chairs). PCC does not provide electrical hookups. The vendors will be set up on 10 plot on grass. Setup is 7:30-8:30 a.m. day of HollyFest. This is an outdoor event with plenty of free parking. For more information and registration call Kirsten Jones at 727381-2499, ext. 207 or email kirstenj@ pccumc.org.


18 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 This Weeks Solution City of Gulfport offers VPK The Recreation Division of the City of Gulfport will be offering VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) during the 2012-2013 School Year. VPK is free for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. Parents must apply at Coordinated Child Care and the Eligibility. This program is being offered in addition to Tot Time, which is for children who are between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained. Registration fees for Tot Time are $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. Both of these programs will start on Tuesday, September 4th and is limited to 10 children each. Sign up now with either your voucher from Coordinated Child Care of your registration fee. Please call 727893-1068 for more details.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 19 The Gabs We asked downtown Gulfport businesses to tell us a little bit about their typical customer. Heres what they said:Tiffany Anderson-Taylor, Live Curly Live Free : Curly haired women from all over the state of Florida who are looking to take care of their curly hair naturally. Denise Wachalec, Bo-Tiki manager: Mostly, its groups. They (women) come together for outings and girls days out. Cindi Stephens, Country Harvest Craft Studio: I have a lot of locals support who are trying to support locals, but I have a lot of people from out of town who shop here while theyre vacationing and call and order from me when theyre back home. Jeff Moore, Kozy Kasual Wear: I have out of staters. I have Canadians. I have 60s-related people. V ariety of Fr esh Seafood Deliv ered Dail yPrices Good 7-12-12 thru 7-18-12 SA VE! SA VE! SA VE! Fresh Alaskan HalibutPasturized Lump Crab MeatXtra LargeKey West Pink ShrimpFresh Mussels$369lb .l b. lb .$999$8998 oz. $1799


20 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Garden Club of St. Petersburg The Garden Club of St. Petersburg welcomes all adults to their crafts Monday of the month from September through June and the following dates in the summer. It is $3.50 per member and $4.50 for guests. They meet from 10-12 in their building 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. from herbs and seeds USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar) Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Julys program includes: Boating Safety July 17, and Piloting Your Boat Part-A July 24. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226. Calling all Rays fans! Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeff Niemann will be autographing Pal Animal Shelter (405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg) this Saturday, July 14th from 11-12:00. Jeff and his dogs Sadie and Ginger are featured in the calendar for the month of February. Calendars are $15 and all Medical Fund. Extreme Mud Wars ST. PETERSBURGThe City of St. Pete Parks and Recreation Department and TASCO (Teen, Arts, Sports, and Cultural Opportunities) are once again partnering with Tampa Bay Club Sport to bring back the wildly popular Extreme Mud Wars (EMW) to Spa Beach Park July 14-15. Last year, more than 600 people competed against each other in series of events that are just as enjoyable to watch as they are to participate in. EMW, hosted at Spa Beach park at the base of the Pier in downtown St. Pete, boasts eight mud covered events that teams rotate through to determine who the best of the best is. This is the prime opportunity for teams of friends or co-workers to participate in the all day mud event. Teams of 6-8 are suggested with a minimum of at least 2 females. All participants must be at least 18 or older. Food and drink vendors will be on site with a beer garden that will Team cost is $400. Proceeds from event teams must register ahead of time and can do so at www.tampabayclubsport. com. EMW will start promptly at 11 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Curious? Check out the results, photos, and videos from 2011 by visiting www.ExtremeMudWars.com.


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22 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 By Holiday Mathis Leo endures -and is exacerbated by the sun-square-Saturn challenge through the early week. Since Leo rules the heart, this is an excellent time to review the hearts story. This is not to be confused with the true story or the facts of your personal history, as the heart follows its own peculiar version of reality. But feelings are just as important, if not more so, in the life scheme. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your plan will be extremely important, and it doesnt even have to be a good plan to make a difference. That it exists at all will be the main reason for your success. Youll carry yourself with purpose and intention. Friday brings an encounter with someone in charge. Your winning way makes a difference. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have a low tolerance for people who bring you down, which is why you now have an entirely different set do so much more than you thought when you stick near supportive people who want to contribute to your intellectual, emotional and spiritual development. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Building a loving home is important to you. Its the foundation from which all other ventures will succeed. Even if you live alone, you make sure relationships. Youll put effort into making your domestic life beautiful and your closest relationships harmonious. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You cant change the number of hours in a day, but you use them well. And if you have a plan, youll probably use them even better. Record your upcoming activities on a calendar. Getting a proper overview of whats ahead will guide your choices this week. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). All it takes is a thought to set in motion a powerful process. Receiving that thought will happen in a place of spacious beauty. Your creativity will be as strong as your environment is organized. The planets align to help you pare down. The more you can get rid of the better youll understand what really inspires you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your sign mate the great comic Steven Wright said, I have an inferiority complex. But its not a very good one. Avoid comparing yourself to anyone else this week. Youre working on something that is so wonderfully beyond compare that trying to pit it against the work of others would be a big mistake. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youll make an excellent match this week. More than likely, its a person and an activity that attract you into a new realm. Theres nothing more compelling to you than the prospect of growing your mind and spirit through the pursuit and discovery of new interests. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Dont worry too much about getting would be a mistake. Completion will happen later. If you spend the entire week experimenting and planning, youve done well. Gather the materials you need to manifest your vision. Play around with different arrangements. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youll observe something similar to what you want out in the world. Then youll imagine your own version in your minds eye. By Wednesday, you already will be nailing down some of you solving problems. Whatever your obstacles, a sense of happiness comes with this process. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Its only smart to shy away from jobs that seem like they are going to be an absolute grind. Despite your high intelligence, or perhaps because of it, logic in favor of a stronger calling. The most profound experience will come as a result of taking on an TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There have been times in your life when youve considered your persistence to be a curse. This week youll see your tenacity for the great gift that it is. Youll keep pushing ahead with a project even when you think you might fail -and that takes heart! Your actions will inspire a whole team of people. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Certain relationships tend to bring up feelings of envy this week. You wish you had had certain opportunities that were not afforded to you, opportunities that others seem to take for granted. But dont let this fact color the vast array of one-of-akind experiences you have had that helped mold you into who you are. This Week's Birthdays: Youve paid tribute to them, and this year its about you. The creative, original and surprising work you do over the next six weeks will catapult you to a new level of life and business. Keep developing your style thereafter. September starts a satisfying cycle in your personal life. Youll feel that youve been seen and understood for who you are. Seek pleasure and joy through October. Ask excellent questions in November. Get clear about where you want to go next. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday OpenTuesday Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. OpenThursday Open Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday Open Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Weather permitting


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 23 Fresh Market Collects Pantry DonationsGULFPORTThe Gulfport Merchants Association continues to collect donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and personal needs to be distributed to the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Bring your donations to the Gulfport Merchants Association tent each Tuesday during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week. The Pantry, which offers food and other needed items to struggling Gulfport individuals and families, is in great need of donations to keep up with the needs of its clients. The stock of items on Pantry shelves has been greatly diminished during summer and new donations will be much appreciated.Clothing Giveaway Gateway Christian Center at 4355 Central Avenue will hold its 3rd annual big clothing give-away on Saturday, July 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring your own bags. Donations of good, clean clothing, shoes and household goods would be appreciated. They may be dropped at the church after 12:15 on Sunday or Monday Friday 10-12, 1-4 p.m. If you have questions please call 727327-0770.New Zumba Class Scotsman Fitness at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd So., is now offering Zumba classes. Zumba is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes will be on Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 p.m. The cost is $6 per class. Please contact Rachel (instructor) at 727-748-6612 or Scotsman Fitness is or via Facebook.


24 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Fun on the Fourth Gulfport had something for everyone all day on the 4th of July. Heres a sampling of the days fun. Above: In addition to emceeing the kids shing derby, Joe Guenther donated and cooked hot dogs and hamburgers on behalf of his wife Maddys restaurant (OMaddys). Left: Tony Kronz, half of T2 Concepts shows off his completely electric Volkswagen bus. Kronz and his brother (the other half of T2 Concepts) made good use of the unneeded gas tank. Lower Left: Lucas Pitzen the youngest of three generations at the sandcastle contest doesnt let a little thing like high tide deter him from his project. The high tide, coupled with a little help from a tropical storm two weeks ago, meant that the sandcastle contestants had to work quickly and in ankle deep water. Below: Local artist Tom Pitzen, creator of the Historic Waterfront sign in Clymer Park, shows his mad sand sculpting skills with his dad and two sons. Left: Megan Kidgell, 8, checks out the sand sculptures at the sand castle contests. She told the Gabber this monument, not an ofcial entry, was her favorite. Lower left: Vice Mayor Sam Henderson and his wife Laura introduce the parade procession. Vice Mayor Henderson emceed the parade; Mrs. Henderson sang the National Anthem. Below: Rachel Tipsword, 10, poses with a pinsh. Rachel won the 9 10 year old category of the kids shing derby not with this pinsh but a 12 ounder she caught. This years shing derby boasted all girl winners girls all outshed the boys. All the girls slayed them, Harbormaster Denis Frain said.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 25 Fun on the Fourth Gulfport had something for everyone all day on the 4th of July. Heres a sampling of the days fun. Above: In addition to emceeing the kids shing derby, Joe Guenther donated and cooked hot dogs and hamburgers on behalf of his wife Maddys restaurant (OMaddys). Left: Tony Kronz, half of T2 Concepts shows off his completely electric Volkswagen bus. Kronz and his brother (the other half of T2 Concepts) made good use of the unneeded gas tank. Lower Left: Lucas Pitzen the youngest of three generations at the sandcastle contest doesnt let a little thing like high tide deter him from his project. The high tide, coupled with a little help from a tropical storm two weeks ago, meant that the sandcastle contestants had to work quickly and in ankle deep water. Below: Local artist Tom Pitzen, creator of the Historic Waterfront sign in Clymer Park, shows his mad sand sculpting skills with his dad and two sons. Left: Megan Kidgell, 8, checks out the sand sculptures at the sand castle contests. She told the Gabber this monument, not an ofcial entry, was her favorite. Lower left: Vice Mayor Sam Henderson and his wife Laura introduce the parade procession. Vice Mayor Henderson emceed the parade; Mrs. Henderson sang the National Anthem. Below: Rachel Tipsword, 10, poses with a pinsh. Rachel won the 9 10 year old category of the kids shing derby not with this pinsh but a 12 ounder she caught. This years shing derby boasted all girl winners girls all outshed the boys. All the girls slayed them, Harbormaster Denis Frain said.


26 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 AMERICAN LEGION AMERICAN LEGION ANDY ANDERSON POST 125 6440 5th A ve. So.347-6085 CLUB HOURS: Mon Sat. 10a.m. 1a.m Sun. 11a.m. 11p.m. Friday, July 13th, 5-7pmSaturday, July 14th, 5-7pm SUNDAY BREAKFAST 8:30am 11:00amBreakfast BuffetComplimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa$4.75Baked or Battered White Fish, French Fries, Slaw, roll & butter $7.75 or Country Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetables, Roll & Butter $6.75Color Guard DinnerRib Eye Steak, Baked Potato, Salad, Roll & Butter, and Apple Crisp with Real Whipped Cream$9.50 Tue/Thur:7-10 pm Karaoke Serving Lunch!Tues-Thur 11-3 Fri. 11-3Southern NightsFriday Night Saturday Night We Ha ve P ull T abs!August 14 th July 29th BLOOD DRIVE BLOOD DRIVEFREE Breakfast for donorsMusic & Dancing: Music & Dancing: CTK needs Boys Shorts Clothes to Kids needs school clothing for elementary, middle and high school students. If your child has outgrown their clothes, please think about donating to Clothes To Kids. They are especially in need of boys clothing in all sizes. Uniforms and school shoes are also needed. Clothes To Kids (CTK) provides free clothing to Pinellas School children grades K through 12 that are on the free or reduced lunch program. Over 56,000 children in Pinellas County are on the 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 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Clearwater at 1059 N. Hercules Ave., or in St. Pete at 3251 3rd Ave. N., Suite 145. Cash donations are also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers welcomed. For more information, please call 441-5050 or visit www.ClothesToKids. org. Reasons to join Gulfport Toastmasters Club! speaking and increase your selfin your job or with your volunteer activities through more effective communication skills and leadership training. practice organizing your thoughts and presenting them clearly. can enhance what you already know and practice new skills. Come as often as your schedule allows! They meet every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 Tangerine Ave. S. (off 49th St. S., one block from Gulfport Blvd.). For questions, contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or email to: don@rsri.net.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 27 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of St. Pete Beach: Markets Q: How much do the two Sunday markets pay the city for use of public property? Do the markets pay for extra police? A: Corey Avenue doesnt pay anything. Suntan pays $20 an hour for the use of Horan Park. Neither market uses extra police. 66th Str eet AuctionAuctions Every Monday 6:30pm Cor ner Hut Pub open 'til midnight (c losed T ues)Come Vi sit Our Newest Ve ndorsOPEN: Fri., Sat., Sun. 8am 4pm5601 66th St. N. P FREE P arkingCheck out our W eekly Fe atures On Jim's Electr oidery ariety Shoppe STOREFRONTS AILABLE FOR RENT C C C C C C o p it Jim's C C C C C C Live Entertainment Caregiver Education and Support If youre caring for a family member or friend with an advanced illness, emotional support with Suncoast Hospices caregiver programs. Youll learn safe, hands-on techniques from Suncoast Hospice professionals as well as connect with communities of caregivers who care about your wellbeing. Caregiver programs include: Receive caregiving instruction using on-site medical equipment and a life-sized mannequin. Second Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Suncoast Hospice community service center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater. Fee $20. convenient conference line from anywhere to share stories and tips with caregivers. Every Tuesday of the month, noon to 1 p.m. Phone: 1-888394-8197 Passcode: 123950. Free. caregivers for coffee, conversation and support at Suncoast Hospices community service centers and other locations across Pinellas. Frequent dates. No registration required. Free. books on illness, caregiving, inspiration and more topics at Suncoast Hospices community service centers. Free. Visit the suncoasthospice.org events caregiver programs. For information, call Julie Douglass, 727-523-2400.


28 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntDebit Overdraft Fees Are Back and Bigger Than Ever Remember the way banks used to slap debit-card users with outrageous bounce fees if you happened to operate too close to the edge? It was so crazy, a six-dollar burger could end up costing $45 or more if all you had in your account was $5.99. What irked me, as well as millions of people across the country, was the way banks allowed those debit people said they would rather have the transaction denied than have the purchase covered with the banks money as a short-term loan, and then get clobbered with exorbitant overdraft fees and penalties. In 2010, a new federal law required banks to get customers written permission before covering debittransaction overdrafts and the high penalties and fees that go with them. Without it, banks would have no choice but to deny that burger purchase or whatever else a customer tried to buy with a debit card if the amount exceeded the available balance in the account. With the stroke of a pen, banks were out more than $24 million each year in overdraft fees. As you can imagine, this did not sit well with them. I warned you that they would new loopholes, new ways to recover all that lost revenue. And guess what? They have. Banks got very sneaky about how they manipulated customers into opting in for overdraft protection. They created consumer confusion. In a recent survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, over one-third of those surveyed were unaware that their bank even offered overdraft coverage until they incurred a penalty for having used the service! And theres a weird loophole in the law, too. It only requires that banks get written opt-in approval for transactions where a customer takes money from an ATM machine and day-to-day debit-card transactions. If you write a check and overdraft your account, that is not covered by the law requiring written optin permission. Im confused just writing about it. All kinds of people in the survey believed if they didnt do anything when presented with the opt-in form, their bank would charge them huge fees if they were to unknowingly commit a debit-overdraft. They signed the forms so the bank could not charge them. Bottom line, and this is what most people do not understand: The law does not forbid banks from charging unlimited overdraft fees on debit-card transactions. It simply requires the issuing bank to get the customers permission to do it. And it appears that banks stop at nothing to get customers to agree, even if that requires them to confuse, manipulate and deceive. Longtime readers of this column know my feelings on debit cards. I wouldnt own one myself. However, if you insist on keeping your card, you opted in for overdraft protection. If you did, please cancel it.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 29 MIKE PREL L S AU TO SER VICEStar ters T 449 49th St. S. 727-328-8095All Major Credit Cards Accepted#MV33361 1 0% OFF f or all Ne w Customers 1 0% OFF f or all Ne w Customers 10 % OF F f or all Ne w Customers Public Safety Boating Class An ABS Class will be offered on Saturday, July 14th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Auxiliary Building at 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the side entrance). paperwork. Cost is $40 per person, all materials will be furnished. Upon completion the student will receive wallet card and the State of Florida bobber card issued by the FWC. For questions and reservations, call 727399-7986. Gulfport Tai Chi Taoist tai chi classes for beginners starts on July 5th. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at Gulfport Scout Hall, 5313 28th Avenue S. Emphasis is on the health foundation exercises and instruction of the full 108-move set. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class. Call Marge at 727-345-6708. Aqua Zumba Join the Party ST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete Beach Community Center and Aquatic Complex is excited to craze Aqua Zumba. Classes will be offered every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. This is not your grandmothers water workout, this is a party! Get all the impact and all the resistance of the water. Its perfect for all ages and 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 Non-Residents, no pre-registration necessary. For more information call 363-9245. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members are looking forward to attending the July 22 Rays baseball game against the Seattle Mariners. This will be their summer social hosted by Pam Puskas and Joyce Keller. This should be a wonderful afternoon of fun and cheering on the home team. Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter members are busy working on our ways and means project. The ways and means project will be the painting of the annual Christmas mouse ornament. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at the home of Barbara Bofferding. Their meetings are scheduled every two weeks or so to work on these ornaments. Members take orders for these ornaments each year. They are $3 each and can be personalized for $3.50. For more information, please call Sharon Ingram at 321-2 Help is Here for Grandparents Are you a grandparent who has been denied access to or has visitation issues with your grandchild(ren)? Advocates For Grandparent Grandchild Connection, a national grandparent visitation issues, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gulfport Senior Center located at 5501 27th Ave. S. for and limited to grandparents with visitation issues. For more information, visit http://www. grandparentchildconnect.org or email lostaccesstampabay@gmail.com.


30 Gabber July 12 July 18, 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.comeSalon: Tuesdays, 3 5 pm, Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? 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 your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk, 893-1073. StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Diann shares picture books and activities selected for preschoolers. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books.Citizenship Classes: Mondays, 5-7 p.m. FMI, contact Adriana Santos, 727222-8883 or 727-442-6881, email asantos@umcm.info. FLYP Summer Reading Program: Wednesdays, 2:00 pm. FMI, call 8931074 and ask for Diann. Meditation Classes: Saturdays, starting July 14, 10:00 am. Taught by Ted Leitho, using The Power of Now by E. Tolle; and Your Head in the Tigers Mouth by R. Balsekar. Preregister at the Reference Desk. FMI, call 893-1073. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, July 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, by Ken Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Voter Registration training for volunteers July 24, 1:00 pm. Class consists of one session. FMI, call 727-488-4197. One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Business Debtors Anonymous Meeting: Thursdays, 4:30 6 pm, FMI, call 727-238-1688. Anime Afternoons: Fridays, 2:00 pm. For ages 12 and up. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. FMI, contact Sheri, 727-893-1074.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. Annual reg. $2 res/$4 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012 SUMMER PROGRAM Ongoing registration continues for the 2012 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Registrations for Gulfport residents and non-residents (30 children max.) are currently being accepted. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for MondayFriday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. You can pick up your 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 893-1068. 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 guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are $2 res/$4 non-res. NEW CLASSESInterested in teaching a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. p.m. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 Call 482-2125 for more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Diane at 459-1399. Thurs., 9-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276 borhood Center, Wed., 9-10 a.m. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Tamara at 512-2763. chel 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 nonresidents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a the Gulfport Recreation Center 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 July 12 July 18, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players 12TH ANNUAL SUMMER ONE ACTS July 12-22 Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15 Call 727-322-0316 Also available at the Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar and Gulfport Chamber of Commerce 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 Thursday Bridge Club: Bridge will start at 1:30pm on Thursdays during the summer months. Beginners Line Dance Class: A beginners Line Dance Class is offered 10:30am every Tuesday at Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S). Must be a registered member of the Senior Center. Registration and the class are free. Senior Trips: Looking for day trips? Empress Tea Room of Carrollwood on July 20 ($51); The Producers at the Straz Center in Tampa at 2pm on July 21($86). Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for info on other fun trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Phones for Hearing Impaired: Hearing impaired Floridians may Senior Center on Tuesday, July 17, 9:30am-11:30am courtesy of the Deaf and Hearing Connection. If you dread answering the phone because the voice of our phones. It just may make your phone conversations more enjoyable? Community Law Program: Need a will? Need a family member or friend when you cant? Need medical decisions made for you if/when you cant? Want advice about getting your personal and help with these or other elder law issues, you can meet with a volunteer attorney with the Community Law Program for free at the Senior Center on Fri. July 20 at 9:30am. You must be 60 years of age or older and meet the income criteria. Call 582-7480 for more information. Food Pantry Low: The Senior Center Food Pantry has an ongoing need for non-perishable food items. Please consider donating food to help our lowincome seniors. Snack Bar: Light Breakfast served every morning: 1 egg, 2 pieces of toast lunches, $3.00. Great food! Great company! If you are heading for the beach, stop at the Senior Center to pick up a boxed lunch. Call 893-2259 to place your order. Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-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. All rides to the Senior Center are free. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727343-9044 for fee and registration info. Support Groups 9:30am. Tues at 6:30pm 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 Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., July 15, 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 7-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 SOCK HOP featuring "THE IMPACS" Fri., July 13 8pm-12:30am $12 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


32 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Open the Borders? President Obamas executive order creating his own immigration Dream Act seems popular. He was doing right, he declared, in deciding to no longer deport children of illegal immigrants who have been here and are under 30 and have no criminal records, etc., etc. Of course, the key word is illegal. Does that mean that the children of legal immigrants, here with proper work permits, for instance, will be allowed to stay should they choose? I have British friends who worked here for years, who want to be and intellectual assets, and who have children who also want to be citizens, are having a devil of a time getting in permanently. Had they been here illegally, for a long enough time, their children could have automatically been citizens. The trick is to get here, whether legally or illegally, and stay long enough and youre here. There is no question that the "already here illegally children who have integrated, graduated high school, joined the armed forces, gone to college and so forth is a problem that has to be addressed. And it is partly an issue of fairness (but to whom?). Eleven million illegal residents, established in jobs, and so forth, create an issue to be discussed and dealt with. Neither political party wants to deal with it. President George W. Bush tried, but got little support from either party. President Obama didnt try when he had a majority of Democrats in both Houses. He did part of the job by edict, by end running Congress and setting a precedent that could be quite confounding in the long run. His political timing is impeccable if he can only get all those illegal children registered to vote by November. Forgetting about the issue of jobs for legals and illegals, consider what other good and right things could be done by executive order. First might just be opening the border, period. Millions of good people want to come here and there are people who dont believe we should bother controlling the border. Give people around the world equal access to the natural riches that God has bestowed upon this country. Just dont enforce the law. Or, consider ignoring unpopular aspects of No Child Left Behind. Just declare the law outdated and ineffective and ignore it. Or, what about federal drug laws? Just the next in-coming president can re-instate enforcement if he or she wants to. The War on Drugs has been a failure. The Transportation Security Administration is certainly unpopular so disband it or modify it. Or, what about the EPA? Are environmental laws standing in the way of jobs? Re-write, by edict, the rules or ignore them. Free industry and job-seekers. Wouldnt that be right and good to do now? Abortion restrictions and restrictions on euthanasia could be lifted even if states objected. And, certainly, there will be a way around any health care laws. We can also get around any and all federal support and interference with states, institutions, or individuals, just by choosing to ignore the laws. Regardless of what your view point on any of the issues are, end running Congress creates a temptation for any president. What goes around, comes around, as they say. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 33 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 Geno 6:30-9:30pm Installation of Ofcers 12pm Lunch and music to follow Steak-O 1pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA Exe. Mtg. 5:45pm Reg. ALA Mtg.-6pm Pizza available all day Exe. Com. Meeting 6pm Burger or Sandwich special Baringo 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 The Ladies Auxiliary is collecting supplies to send to our troops. There is a list of needed items at the Post. You will receive a card for a free game of Steak-ums for each 3 items donated. See the bartender. Steak-ums are played Sundays at 1 p.m. 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


34 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is Probate? Probate is a Court-supervised process which is normally required to wind up the personal and business affairs of someone who passes on. and gathering of a deceased person's assets, the payment of taxes, credithe distribution of the deceased's asProbate documents are generally required to be paid to the Clerk of the Circuit Court to start the probate administration process. After a probate proceeding is initiated, a Circuit Court Judge is assigned to oversee the process. A Judge will, upon her/his approval, issue letters of administration which appoints a personal representative of the deceased's estate. The Judge also resolves questions raised during the probate administration by reviewCourt hearings as necessary. Who has Preference to Serves as Personal Representative? If a deceased person had a valid last will and testament, the person who is designated in the will to serve as personal representative will have preference to be appointed by the Court to serve. In the event the deceased did not have a valid last will and testament, a surviving spouse will generally serve. In the alternative, a majority of the heirs may select someone to serve as personal representative for approval by the Court. In our next article, we will together explore what the responsibilities of a personal representative are in the probate proceeding. 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. Receive Citys Weekly Email Would you like to stay in touch with City of Gulfport events and news? The City of Gulfport sends a weekly email newsletter on current city events/ meetings and information. If you would like to receive this newsletter, please email gbiron@mygulfport.us and type in the subject line, Gulfport and the newsletter usually goes out on Monday or Tuesday. For more information, please contact Gail at 727-893-1118. eSalon Would you like to download ebooks from the Library? Spruce up your skills and learn how every Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.! Browse, place a hold, and check out ebooks from our digital catalog. Meet with others to learn the basics or to discover new ways of using your e-Reader; tablet; and/or mp3. Come by or call the Reference Desk at 727-893-1073. Gulfport Rec Summer Program Ongoing registrations continue for the 2012 Summer Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9a.m.p.m. Annual registration fees are $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. The 8-week program (June 18 August 10) cost is $275 for residents and $550 for nonresidents, which does not include and Post camp (August 13-17) cost is $77 for each week, which includes limited to 60 Gulfport residents only. Summer camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Detailed pricing is currently available at the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or on-line (www. mygulfport.us and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center). Packets now available. Call 893-1068 for any questions.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 35 Local ObituariesAVCHEN, ALAN M., 93 of St. Pete Beach passed away June 29, 2012. Survived by wife, Helen; sons, Daniel and Thomas and daughter, Lisa Brooks (Dana). Services later. Donations appreciated to Suncoast Hospice. Guestbook at www. davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. BITTNER, VIRGINIA RUTH, 96, of South Pasadena, passed away July 4, 2012. A private cremation has been planned. www.davidcgross.com David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. CHRISTMAN, JAN MICHAEL "JACK", age 74, of Minneapolis and St. Pete Beach, died Tuesday, Lois; sons, Jeff (Annie), Mark, Phil, Jack (Janene); and 7 grandchildren. Memorial service 2 p.m., Saturday, July 28th, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis. No visitation will be held preferred to Westminster Cooper Sutton Fund to assist people in need. Cremation Society of MN, 612-8252435. RYCZEK, HENRY F. "HANK", 78, of St. Petersburg Beach, died June 24, 2012. Born in Utica, NY, he lived and worked in Syracuse, NY before retiring to Florida. He is preceded in death by his brother, Alfred and is survived by his brother, Ted (Carol) and many nieces and nephews and other family members. Henry was a Navy Veteran who served in the Far East during the Korean War. Burial will be at Bay Pines National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 11 at 12:45 p.m. with military honors. In Memory of JEFF DOUGLAS You left this earth on July 13th, 2011. You are remembered and missed. We'll tip one for you.Bob & Mike Art in the PARC Benets Local Artists with Disabilities PARC announces the 5th Annual Art in the PARC sponsored by Sun Country Cleaners will be held Friday, July 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Synovus Bank located at 333 Third Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. This free indoor event features over 1,000 pieces of artwork and jewelry created by PARC artists with developmental disabilities and includes food, refreshments and music. All artwork and jewelry sold that evening directly artists. Included at the event is a special visit from Snapper, an American Labrador, and featured character for Hold My Paw, a childrens story from local author PK Lichtenberger. This delightful story tells of Snappers real life struggles of overcoming a life threatening illness to become an award winning agility competitor and the childrens book were created by PARC artists and 100% of all books Since 1953, PARC has been supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities by offering a variety of services. Call 727-410Black 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 for just $25, includes a pre-owned carrier. Adopt from 1-7 p.m., Fridays at 9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo. Visit www.SPCATampaBay.org Senior Matchesfor dogs and cats and up runs through June. Whisker Wisdom comes in all colors and sizes during Junes adopt-ashelter-cat month! SPCA Tampa Bay has dozens of senior felines waiting for your attention. People 55+ pay just $20.55 for any cat 5+ years of age, includes a pre-owned carrier. If you prefer barks over meows, adopt a senior dog of 5+ years and up for only $50.55. Fee includes an SPCA collar and leash.


36 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Not Your Fathers Car ShowBy Cathy Salustri This year, Gulfports 4th of July car show had something different: funkiness. Instead of a classic car show, two city employees decided to take the show in a different direction. Bob said he wanted to do a car show, and I said, Lets make it funky!, Technical Events Specialist Gail Biron said of Parks and Recreation Superintendent Bob Williams. Every year Gulfport has a car show, complete with classic mustangs, old Fords, and the gamut of muscle and sports cars. The city paid the organizers $500 to bring the car show to Gulfport. This year, Williams and Biron wanted to save the city a few dollars and organize the car show themselves. The show, they decided, should have Gulfports unique stamp. They created two categories: Creatively Decorated Gas Cars and Creatively Decorated Electric Cars. The show had no vintage category. wanted to keep it along the lines of fun, funky and community-oriented. All but two of the 20 cars came from within Pinellas County. Contestants included an electric 1971 Volkswagen Bus that dispensed Bud Light from its gas tank, a pink Suzuki Samurai with a straw hula skirt, and a three wheeled car that looked like it was half minivan, half scooter. Judges rated the cars based on originality and the vehicles interior and exterior condition. This is not your fathers car show, Biron laughed. The new and improved Funky Car Show was the brainchild of city employees Bob Williams and Gail Biron. I applaud their efforts to improve the 4th of July celebration at less expense to the city, City Manager Jim OReilly said. It was different. MOOSE 8/31/97 7/9/12 One month shy of his 15th birthday, Moose crossed the rainbow bridge. Born in Tampa, he moved to St. Petersburg at 10 weeks of age. He studied at the dog training club of St. Pete where he took courses in basic, advanced basic and novice obedience training where he majored in off lead heeling also acquiring his CGC title. He moved to Gulfport in 2000 where he enjoyed the camaraderie of the local patrons of O'Maddy's and Gulfport on the Rocks where he learned the a hot dog or some potato chips. He was an avid swimmer and rescued sea. His paw prints will forever be etched in my heart. He was truly the best dog a boy ever had. Love you buddy! A heartfelt thanks to Brooke and Janet at Gulfport Vet for their kindness. Most Holy Name Oktoberfest 2012 This will be the 35th Annual Oktoberfest Fall Festival and they are gearing up for a fun and exciting time. They are featuring the Arts and Craft Fair during the festival, and they invite you to join in the fun and sell your wares. They are also inviting food vendors to participate in the festival. If you are interested, please send your info to abulmans@ tampabay.rr.com with Oktoberfest detailed information about the festival, fees and regulations will be sent to you. They will have live music and entertainment, carnival rides, ages. Come join them at Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 5800 15th Avenue S. in Gulfport from October 11th through October 14th.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 37 Sustainable LivingBy Shawn Dell Joyc e Cost of Good Food Most Americans dont realize just how good we really have it in the land of plenty. In other countries where people make much less money, they spend a much higher percentage of their income on food. In their delicious book, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith DAluisio document the weekly food budgets of twenty-four international families in full-color photos. A family of eight in Guatemala spends 573 Quetzales (equivalent of $75.70) in groceries each week. The average yearly income is around $4,000, making groceries the highest expense for most families. Meanwhile, back in the states, a $242.48 per week on groceries out of an average income of $35K per person. Americans eat the cheapest food in the world, and plenty of it. Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry writes, Here we have the great irony of modern nutrition: at a time when hundreds of millions of people do not have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. Today... more people are overweight than underweight. In the U.S., 72 percent of men and 70 percent of women are overweight. Cheaper food does not translate into healthier food. In fact, our current agricultural policy is to subsidize corn to the point where it is ridiculously cheap and ubiquitous in our food system. So cheap that we even burn it as fuel for our automobiles, a crime against humanity when you consider all starving people that could be fed. Looking back at our Guatemalan family cited above, their weekly diet consisted mainly of potatoes, rice and beans and vegetables from their garden. Meat was added to a meal less than once a week, while the American family ate mostly processed foods like canned soups, frozen meals, packaged cookies, cakes, crackers and lots of meat. Another major difference is cooking. The Guatemalans eat every meal at home, and one person spends most of her time cooking, preparing and purchasing ingredients for meals. Americans eat one out of three meals at home. How can we curb our national eating disorder? --Eat local! When we eat what is grown in our own region, we eat healthier, and at the peak of freshness. This is better for our health and the environment, and it boosts the local economy. --Grow your own food! Victory gardens helped our grandparents survive the wars and Great Depression. Save money at the grocery store by skipping the imported produce and processed food. --Eat lower on the food chain! Meat is a threat to our health and the environment. Treat it as a condiment and purchase locally-raised meats from farms you trust. www.EatWild. org or www.localharvest.org.


38 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 6/29 Theft1600 Blk 55th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)28th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Civil Matter5100 Blk 9th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle1800 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)26th Ave. & Upton St. S. Saturday 6/30 Noise5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Animal Call5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Domestic1100 Blk 56th St. S. Noise5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. Accident with Injuries2800 Blk Seabreeze Dr. S. Prowler4700 Blk Baywood Pt. Dr. S. Burglary4700 Blk Baywood Pt. Dr. S. Burglary Business700 Blk 51st St. S. Disorderly Conduct4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Suspicious Vehicle14th Ave. & 56th St. S. Theft4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise1000 Blk 52nd St. S. Burglary Vehicle2700 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Noise5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. TheftGulfport Blvd. & 54th St. S. Sunday 7/1 Domestic5600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Animal Cruelty5000 Blk 28th Ave. S. DUIGulfport Blvd. & 54th St. S. Burglary Residence4700 Blk Baywood Pt. Dr. S. Open Door/Window700 Blk 51st St. S. Person Under InuenceFreemont St. & 9th Ave. S. Monday 7/2 Burglary Business700 Blk 51st St. S. Burglary Residence5500 Blk 20th Ave. S. Domestic5100 Blk 16th Ave. S. Civil Matter2900 Blk 59th St. S. Burglary Residence4900 Blk 31st Ave. S. Domestic5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble2900 Blk 54th St. S. Assault/Battery5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Tuesday 7/3 Disturbance900 Blk 49th St. S. Assault/Battery2700 Blk 49th St. S. Fraud/Forgery2800 Blk 51st St. S. Animal Call54th St. & 17th Ave. S. Wednesday 7/4 Neighbor Problem5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Noise2th Ave. & Dupont St. S. Animal Call5700 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Animal Call5400 Blk 13th Ave. S. Disturbance1800 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call5400 Blk 18th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5900 Blk Pelican Bay Plz. Noise2600 Blk 48th St. S. Person Under Inuence3000 Blk 49th St. S. DUI28th Ave. & Clinton St. S. Noise5200 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Injured Person1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Vandalism5100 Blk 27th Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Noise2500 Blk York St. S. Animal Call1400 Blk 60th St. S. Thursday 7/5 DUI5900 Blk Bayview Cir. S. Domestic1900 Blk 59th St. S. Domestic6100 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. W. Burglary1000 Blk 58th St. S. Keep the Peace4600 Blk 29th Ave. S. Civil Matter3000 Blk 58th St. S. Hit & Run14th Ave. & 62nd St. S. Vandalism1300 Blk 58th St. S. Crime Awareness Meetings Prevention group will be suspended for the next three months. For those who have attended on a regular basis, you are aware that attendance at the Crime Awareness Meetings has declined for the past 6 months (or longer). I will continue to pass on important information to those on the email list as the occasion arises. I would like to thank Rob McLaughlin and the Gulfport Police Department for their assistance in keeping us informed and attending meetings. I hope everyone will continue to be aware of their surroundings and know their neighbors. If you see something that doesn't look right, pick up the phone and call 893-1030. Zone 1 continues to have a very active group and I hope that catches on to other groups In the meantime, if anyone has a concern or information to share, please feel free to contact me and I will follow up or share the information as deemed necessary. Respectfully submitted, Jeri Reed


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Taste of the Beaches Coming to St. Pete Beach The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its 4th Annual Sizzlin Summer: Taste of the Beaches at the St. Pete Beach Community Center (7701 Boca Ciega Drive in St. Pete Beach) on Saturday, July 21st. The festivities of this summer bash include live and silent 25 restaurants, dancing, live music, beer, wine and much more! Get your foot Paddle Board from Surf Shak will be given away this year. The event is sponsored by Tampa Bay Times and Caputo Creative. The event is from 6-10 p.m. The cost to attend is $25; you must register with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce by contacting Amanda Page, 727-360-6957 or RSVP@TampaBayBeaches.com. 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch.


40 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 The Uninsured Breast I have little tolerance for people who dont accept responsibility for their problems. Your choices bring you to your problems and no one else. I admit that my decision to eke out a living writing and not as, say, a public relations person for Halliburton have brought on mine. You see, Im self-employed, and I pay my own health insurance. Because writing, not something fancy like owning my own chain of moderately successful steakhouses, constitutes my self employment, I opted for a type of health insurance called major medical. That means if I need a heart transplant, Im mostly covered (after I meet a deductible, as long as it isnt a pre-existing condition, and as long as I havent maxed out my lifetime limits. Also, I think the moon has to be waxing gibbous and I need a south-facing hospital room, but Im not sure, because I never read the like blood tests and annual exams are not. Essentially, anything that could keep me out of a hospital isnt covered, but once I get there, Im all set. Except for my annual mammogram, which Florida law says my policy must cover. My aunt died of breast cancer; another aunt died of lung cancer. I know two people undergoing cancer treatment today literally, right now and cancer freaks me out. So I go, religiously, for my annual mammogram. Heres where it gets complicated: the radiologist found something he wanted to look at more closely, so he ordered a more involved mammogram. Because the doctors dont consider this preventative, my insurance didnt cover it and I needed a doctors referral. I, of course, dont have a doctor, except for Planned Parenthood and the walk-in clinic. This presents a bigger problem for St. Pete General than the possibility I have a cancerous tumor growing in my breast, because until I give them that referral, they wont give me the mammogram. I call Planned Parenthood and they assure me they will fax over the referral. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. Let me share with you how my appointment went when I showed up for the mammogram Monday morning. St. Pete General: Oh, Im sorry you need an MD to sign your prescription, and Planned Parenthood had a Nurse Practitioner sign it. Me: Your registration department told me that last week, but said theyd asked Planned Parenthood to send over a revised prescription and they would call me if they didnt get it. I never got that call. Is it possible theres a second one in there? St. Pete General: Im sorry, I dont see it. We need an MDs signature. This continues for a few minutes, interspersed with St. Pete General trying to call Planned Parenthood, until I get very, very quiet and the lady trying to admit me goes in the back. I hear her whispering and a tidy little man comes out and tells me hes very sorry, he knows how frustrating it is (because we all know hospital administrators have the same issues getting medical care as the underinsured lower middle class) but I didnt get an MD to sign the prescription. The PA or ARNP or whoever signed it would have been acceptable if theyd been a St. Pete General employee, but since I didnt go to one of their doctors Im, politely put, screwed. Me: "Isn't the radiologistYOUR radiologistwho ordered the test an MD?" St. Pete General: Er, yes... But your doctor ordered this. Me: No. No, I found you off a list. YOU told me I needed a referral. Planned Parenthood agreed to provide one. YOUR radiologist asked for the follow up. Why can't he sign the order?" St. Pete General: He wont do that. After 75 minutes, they received a fax from Planned Parenthood and I had the pleasure of a mammogram. Heres the kicker: three hours after my scheduled appointment, Central Scheduling called me. They book for St. Pete General and a handful of other hospitals, and it seems they had a signed prescription from a Planned Parenthood MD. The nice lady on the phone wanted to schedule my January mammogram at Health South. I pointed out that I dont go to Health South and that I didnt know that I needed a mammogram in January. She mumbled something and said shed need to call me back. My point? This would not happen if I had a regular doctor. I dont because I havent needed one I get the care I need, and the luxury of a general practitioner is an added expense (think over $100 a year to have someone look in your nose and ears and fax over referrals for mammograms). So when people get worked up over Obamacare, I only respond with, Obamacare doesnt go far enough. Im all for socialized medicine. You know, like veterans, the elderly, and the super-poor get. Certainly the government can do this better. Im pretty sure they cant do it worse. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 41 Automotive Service ON YOUR SIDE AUTO & MARINEMobile Mechanic doing Everything From A/C and Power Windows to Repairing Under the Hood. Call (Warranty Warren). Serving Treasure Island and surrounding areas. 727-2883864 for an estimate. Caregivers STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. LOVING COMPANION CAREGIVER-Transportation, errands, meals, meds, pet care. All Shifts available. Call Donna 727-954-7316. CAREGIVER/HHA-Personal care, Transportation, Meals etc. 25yrs. Experience, Compassionate and Dependable with References. Call 727-488-4586 or 727-822-8445. Cleaning/Housekeeping 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. Gift Certicates Available. www.stpetersburgcleaningcompany.com 727-254-1950. 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. Computer Service 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). $35 SERVICE CALLSBy Microsoft Certied Techs. First 15 minutes free. 727-217-0891. 2509 38th Ave. N., M-F 8:30-5p.m. Saturday 10-2. Electrical Handy Person CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.GENERAL HANDYMEN 727-479-8510All Work Guaranteed, Small to Large Jobs. All Types of Repairs, Cleanouts. Many Years of Experience, References, Lowest Rates, Free Estimates. Seniors & Veterans Discounts. HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Cleaning/Housekeeping Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Com mercial. New or Remodel work, Service Up grades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gab ber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973.


42 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Energy Calc-s w/Manual J. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance, Zoning, remodel, kitchen & baths.727-269-1677. dbuidens2@hotmail.com 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. Call for Details.GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 43 GULF TO BAY LAWN & LANDSCAPINGFree Estimates, We Aim to Please. Mulch, Tree Trimming, Clean-ups, Hauling and Lawn Maintenance. Also do Soft/Fascia Gutters and Vinyl Siding. Commercial/Residential. Licensed and Insured. 727-278-9977, 727-278-9818.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792 Leave Message. Lic.#C8312. JEFFS LAWN SERVICEMowing, Trimming, Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable rates, 727-341-0185, 727-202-6202 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. 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. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508 EXPERIENCED MAIDS For Private Homes & Condos. Drivers Only w/Clean License. Excellent Rate of Pay. 727-363-1074. HAIRDRESSER FOR BOOTH RENTALCall Jackie at Elite Hairstyling, 727-637-3986. FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTPosition #77072139. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWC-FWRI), Location: St. Petersburg, FL. Full Time Position. The FWC-FWRI seeks a sh and wildlife biologist to perform diagnostic work on marine sport sh using microbiolical tests and molecular techniques. Must have experience in sh health and marine nsh identication. Insure and offshore eld sampling under harsh environmental conditions which will include extended cruises. AA/EOE, Vets Pref. Closing date 8/5/12. Online applications only, please apply at http://jobs.myorida.com Automotive 1992 TOYOTA PICKUP-$1,000. Manual Transmission. Engine Needs Work. 727-345-1398. 2001 FORD EXPLORER XLT-V6, 1 Owner. 125K Miles. Well Maintained/All Records. $4700. 727-391-8234. 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 DINING ROOM SUIT-40x70 Oval Glass top with 4 matching brown Parsons Chairs. New $700. Must Sell $250. 727-345-2114. DARK BROWN LEATHER-Reclining Couch and Love seat. $600. Firm. 727-343-8513. General PORTABLE OXYGEN DISPENSER-in nice carrying case. Extra batteries. $1800. 727345-4579. Lawn/Landscape Moving/Hauling Help Wanted


44 Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 BABY CARRIAGE EVENFLOBeautiful, New. 2 Attachments. $55. High Chair, $15. 727-360-9383. DRIVEWAY/PATIO PAVERS-Peach Color. 6x9 by 1 3/4 high. .79 at Home Depot, .50 each. (195 available). 727-501-5886. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. 140-PCS. WEDGEWOOD-BELLE FLEURDesign, $750. Fred Wheeler, 727-345-0077. VENDING MACHINESSnacks & Drinks, Change Machine Attached. $800/Machine. 727-302-1627. Health & Fitness INSTITUTE OF HEALING ARTSNon-Prot Low Cost Counseling & Phychotherapy. Meditation Classes, Yoga. By Donation. Insurance Accepted. By Appt. only. Call Jeri 727-3743092. Marine WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking.4 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. 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. Musical Instruments PLAYER VOCOPRO-DVX-89K. Mixer XENYX-1002FX/1202FX. LCD TV Westinghouse Model SK-19H210S. Total for All $475. Must Sell. Tony 727-512-8911. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP 1/2 PRICELearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. August 11th, 11a.m.-4p.m. Limited Space. 727-517-9546. Wanted ESTATE SALES & SOLUTIONSA trusted Gabber Advertiser. We have liquidated hundreds of Estates in Pinellas County. Also buying coins, jewelry, antiques. John Sutorius 727-906-1205. WANTED OLD AUDIO-Old Receivers, Reel to Reel + Tapes, Tube Amps. Old Studio Gear, Any Condition. Collector 727-421-4019. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. NOTICE OF SALENO TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that onMonda y, July 30th, 2012 at 2:30 PM The Storage House located at 1219 49th St S., Gulfpor t FL, will condu ct a cash sale to the highest bidder pursuant to Statute 83.906 of F lorida Self Storage Fa cilities Ac t. The contents are believ ed to be the f ollowing:TENANT UNIT NO CO NTENTSCreshenda Bridges 36 Household and or Business Good sBillie C ombs 115 Household and or Business Good s Sale subject to c ancellation in the ev ent of a settlement. Should it be Impossible to dispose of these goods on the day of sale the sale will be Continued on such seceding sale days thereafter as may be necessar y to complete the sale All sales are CASH only Yard/Garage Sale MOVING & ESTATE SALEMulti Family, Fri. 8-1pm, Sat. 8-2. Furniture, Collectibles, tools, motorcycle, Nic-Knacks, Art, 4394 & 4293 48th Ave. S. MULTI FAMILY SALE-1801 58th St. S. Sat. & Sun. 8am.-3pm. Something for Everyone!YARD/PLANT SALE BALI BEACH ,DRESSESSarongs, Basil, papaya coral, tomato. plants. 7300 Central Ave. Registered Nursery Man. 727-657-9728. ESTATE SALESat. 8am-1pm. Furniture, linens, luggage, kitchen, refrigerator, lots of everything! 3135 7th Ave. N. 4651 6TH AVE. S.-Friday & Saturday 8am2pm. Some Furniture, Household Goods and More. ESTATE/MOVING SALE-Friday & Saturday 8am.-1pm. Entire Contents of 3BR House. Everything Must Go! Lots of Furniture. 3 Bedroom Sets, Rugs, Lamps, Tools, TVs, Stereos, Art Glass, Lots of Kitchen stuff, Wall Art. Lots of Misc. Furniture and Tools. 2602 Upton St. S. 954-559-2845. 5843 26TH AVE. S.-Sat. 9am.-4pm. Baby Items, Toys, Clothes and More!HOME ORGANIZING SERVICESDo you need help with Organizing and Decluttering your home to create order out of disorder? Pat Johns, 727-360-3328. TEAK FURNITURE-Books, 60s Rattan Living room set, Tools, Plants, Original Art by Local Artist, Building Supplies, High end Cosmetics and Perfumes, Kids Gear, Raleigh Bike, Bamboo Plants and Kayak w/Paddles. 6320 Burlington Ave. N. Sat. & Sun. 8am.-4pm. PASADENA BAPTIST CHURCH-Friday July13th & Saturday the 14th. 9am-3pm. Computers, Televisions, Clothing, Furniture and Bric-a-Brac. Sale will be in the Church Fellowship Hall 635 64th St. So., 727-345-6045 SATURDAY 8-?Kitchen, Collectables, Vintage, Household, Electronics, Misc. Items. 5831 26th Ave. S. MULTI FAMILY SALE-Saturday 8am-? 6440 2nd Ave. S. Antiques, Furniture, Clothing. Everything from A to Z! Card of Thanks POWERFUL PRAYER TO Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. T.T.D. 4 A.D. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. General Wanted Yard/Garage Sale


Gabber July 12 July 18, 2012 45 TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. WATERFRONT GATED-Condo. Year Round Rental 55+, 1BR/1BA, Renovated. Pools and Tennis. Small Pet, $750Mo. Non Refundable $50. Credit Check. 727-479-4807. 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.Gulfport, Near Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC, $550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 405-2056060.TOWN SHORESAnnual, Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Avail. Sept. 678-2228403. ST. PETE BEACH2BR Duplex, $895/Mo. Ceramic Floors, 4 Closets, Porch. Great Location. (Near Beach, Bus, Shops), Quiet, Fruits, Flowers, Parking. 727-459-4579. SMALL 1 BEDROOM-Ground oor in 4-Plex. Unities paid by Tenant. $450/Mo. +$450/ Deposit. Background Check. Lynn 727-3234546. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $600/Mo. No Dogs. 773-5631194. 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. DUPLEX-2206 53rd St. S. 1BR plus enclosed porch. Tile thru-out. Freshly painted. $625/mo. plus $500 security. Includes W/S/G. Call 727452-5942. 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. 774-279-0299. ISLA CLUB BAHIA2BR/2BA, Furnished, Fantastic View, Summer Rental $2000/Mo., 2 Month Minimum. Broadwater: Waterview, Fishing Dock, 1BR/1BA, Unfurnished, Covered Parking $750/Mo. Annual; 1BR/1BA Furnished includes boat slip for $1000/Mo. 727867-5536. shellrealty@aol.com S. PASADENA NEAR STETSON LAWSchool. 2BR/1BA House, Den, Garage, Screened Porch. Excellent condition. 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Galley Kitchen 16.5x8 Florida room. CH/A, Covered Carport, Furnished. $1000/Mo. No Pets/Smoking 727-345-3221. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Living Room/Dining, Large Backyard. Recently Updated. Parking. $750/Mo. plus $750/Security. Private Entrance and off St. Parking 727-3459620. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-2BR/1BA Apt. $625/ Mo., plus $625/Security. Water, Sewer, Garbage Included. Own Parking for 2 Cars. Also, 1BR apt. $525/Mo. plus $525 security. Water included. 727-710-0776. GULFPORT 1BR APT.5510 Tangerine Ave. S. Unit #3, $535/Mo. $535 Security. WGS included. 727-384-4059. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-2BR $725. (2nd r). Large Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. TOWN SHORES LARGE 1BR-Waterfront, Furnished. Prefer Annual Lease. Patio, steps to Pool. Great Bldg. $900/Mo. Call 727-2046767. CHATEAU TOWERS. 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Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent ST. PETE BEACH-or Unfurnished, 1BR, 1st Floor, New Tile & Paint, Pool, Waterfront, Dock, Close to Stores, Trolley, rec. Center, $725/Mo. Yearly, No-Smoker/Pets. RALSTONS REAL TY 727-367-6702. Furnished Rentals PATRIOT SQUARE 4Br Condo$900/mo. annual. Ground oor. Pools, Laundry, Club house. On Bus line. 55+. 727-865-9142


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