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No. 2297 February 14 February 20, 2013 Call f or an appointment727-343-3132 By Cathy Salustri Both men have served as the citys vice mayor. We asked them to complete a basic set of questions about their life experiences and situation and weve presented their answers verbatim. We present these answers based on the order in which we received responses (Mr. Worthington responded four and half hours before Mr. Henderson). In a future issue the Gabber will sit down with both candidates for more in-depth interviews. See Story, page 34 You Cant Buy the Beach TheatreBy Cathy Salustri I want people to know the Beach Theatre isnt for sale, the voice on the phone said. That voice was Mike France, the Hollywood screenwriter who grew up in the area, moved back, bought the Beach Theatre, and then went mysteriously quiet as the Theatre closed, opened, and then, in what seemed a death knell, closed for good a few months ago with the sign Thanks for the memories on the marquee. He asked for a chance to tell the community what to expect from the currentlyshuttered theatre on Corey Avenue. We met as Mr. France worked in the as-of-yetwithout power Beach Theatre. He had the doors open and the breeze from Corey wafted in as he explained, as best he could without upsetting his lawyers, what happened. I love it, he said of the theatre. I want to get it going again. His chief reason, he said, for closing lay with the projector: he couldnt get the movies he wanted to See Story, page 35 Former Vice Mayor and Current Vice Mayor Vie For MayorshipOn March 12 Gulfport voters will decide who will serve as mayor. Both candidates have experience with the city, one having served as the Ward Three representative and the other as the Ward Four representative.Mike France, Owner of Beach Theater.Get Help with Tax Exemptions Representatives from the Pinellas will visit the Gulfport Senior Center on Monday, February 25 from 9 a.m. applications for a 2013 Property Tax Exemption. Permanent residents of Pinellas County may qualify for one or more property tax exemptions, which may result in hundreds of dollars in property tax savings. But, they must apply before the March 1st deadline. Florida offers several types of residents: primary residence Exemptions for Blind Persons his or her surviving spouse) entered the service while a Florida resident. See Tax, page 3
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Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 3 Tax, from front page exemption for certain deployed members of the United States military. Some important facts to remember: automatically renews each year, but not all of the exemptions do. had a homestead exemption at the time of purchase, that exemption will will need to apply for your own. exemption for 2013 is Friday, March 1, 2013. Each exemption has its own set qualify, or for additional information, County Property Appraiser website Valentines Movie Night St. Petersburg Community Church Join them in their Fellowship Hall for a free showing of the movie Courageous. Children, ages 5-10, are welcome to join them for a them during the movie. Nursery will also be provided for children infant age 4. Popcorn will be served during the movie. The event is free and will take place at the church located at 4501 30th Avenue N., St. 525-0012 or visit www.gracetograce. org. Come hear Finding Florida Lecture As part of the Speaking of History lecture series, writer Cathy Salustri will present Finding Florida: Revisiting the Guide to the Southernmost State on Sunday, February 17. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. in the Pinellas the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration hired writers throughout the United States to develop tour books for each state. The authors of Floridas book included a white man, Stetson Kennedy, and an African-American woman, Zora Neale Hurston, who were prohibited by segregation laws obstacles, the book that resulted from their efforts, Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State, captured a slice of life along Floridas roadways just before Americas entry into the Second World War would forever transform the peninsula. More than seventy years later, Salustri and her dachshund, Calypso, traveled nearly 5,000 miles throughout Florida in a camper van to witness how the landscape had changed since the original journey. Salustris love of Florida spans the entire state. Her travels have taken her to places highways bypassed long ago, as well as those spots where natural beauty has survived the onslaught of overpopulation. She attended the University of Central Florida, and earned degrees at St. Petersburg College and the University of Tampa before embarking on an academic journey through the Florida Studies Program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. This presentation relives her experience of taking the ultimate Florida road trip to retrace the paths followed by Hurston and Kennedy more than seven decades ago. This monthlong journey formed the basis of her masters thesis that she completed in March 2012. 727-582-2123.Questions on Medicaid What Medicaid programs are available to seniors? Am you eligible? the answers to your questions on Wednesday, February 20 from 1:302:30 p.m. at the Gulfport MultiPurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S.
4 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Marina Master Planning Charrette The Marina Master Planning charrette, to gather public input, in regards to future Marina p.m. on Thursday, February 21st at Gulfport City Hall, 2401 53rd Street S., Gulfport. For more information please call Gulfport Municipal at 727-8931104. Free Family Movie Day Enjoy free movies with the kids at 10:30 a.m. in the Francis Purdy Friends Room at the Gulfport Public For more information, please call 893-1074. Getting to Know Your iPad holidays and are having trouble getting started? Come in Tuesday, February 19th from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. to learn some helpful tips and tricks For more info contact Cailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727893-1074. Valentines Eve at Boyd Hill from 7-8:30 p.m. on February 14 at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. in the outdoor deck nestled in the heart of the live oak forest with soft lighting and the sounds of nature. Sample gourmet chocolate delicacies and enjoy local poets reading poems about enduring love, unrequited love, love of nature, and love for animals. Also, couples who were married at the preserve will share their stories and explain why they chose the preserve as the setting for exchanging their vows. Cost is $10. For further information boyd-hill.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 5 Calling all Chocolate Lovers Gulfport Night Out on Friday, Bring your sweetie or your bestie to learn some great recipes that all use chocolate as the main ingredient. The class is $15 per person or $25 per couple and is held at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Call Heather at 24 hours before the class. Circle of Friends to Meet The Circle of Friends is now beginning its third year. They had a very good 2012 and have wonderful programs and projects upcoming in 2013. This is an invitation for you to join them at their 2nd Annual Meeting on February 19th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport delighted that Peter Kageyama, the internationally recognized expert on community development and grassroots engagement, will be our featured speaker. Peter is the locallybased award-winning author of For around the world about bottom up community development and the way ordinary yet amazing people are making change. They think Peter will ideas about what makes for lovable cities and how even a small group of individuals can make a major impact in the cities they love. At the annual meeting they will Garden. They will have sketches of the proposed garden at the meeting and landscape architect, Christopher Ross, will be present to walk them through the garden space. They will also announce opportunities for members and others to help in making the Reading Garden a reality. They thank you for your support and very much hope to see you on Tuesday, February 19. Please let them know if you can attend by library administrator, at dmather@ mygulfport.us or by phoning the library at 727-893-1074. 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.
6 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Folk and Tropical Funk Artists to Be Featured Gallery will host a Meet the Artists event with a show of new art work by two artists that have become widely popular among local collectors: Shevlin, Jr. The event will take place South in Gulfport) on Saturday, artists will be on hand to discuss their work and interact with visitors. Complimentary beverages and hors doeuvres will be offered. of the additional space acquired of Gulfports most popular retail locations for over 12 years, offering functional art for the home in its small, colorful quarters. The new space is a dedicated gallery now showcasing the work of local and regional artists. The work of over 40 artists is currently displayed and offered for sale at the Gallery. Artists event, a large body of new work by Clayton and Shevlin will be shown. Chattanooga native Kimberly but has been a full-time artist for many years. She is fond of creating paintings and three-dimensional works using discarded items, including old lumber and plywood, doors, windows, clothing, musical instruments, automobiles, and even the occasional human. Her folk art has become among the best-selling displaying new paintings, including several in her new animals series, as well as painted lamps and lighting at the Meet the Artists event. Though her pieces have been collected by many locals, as well as celebrities and an ex-president, she believes in continuing to make her work accessible to as many people as possible by keeping it affordable. Gulfport local artist John Shevlin, Jr. has dubbed his signature style Tropical Funk, with its bold colors, strong graphics and a simplistic or tribal style with subject matter inspired by Florida and South Beach scenes. A sense of humor is a strong element in much of his work, crustaceans and penguin snowbirds complete with sunglasses. Palms and hibiscus blossoms are frequent subjects of his pop art stylings. His fondness for martinis shows up in many humorous small paintings. He uses acrylics, often mixed with metallics, creating a unique texture and feel. In addition to his traditional paintings, Shevlin will be offering several new works that are treated and suitable for display in outdoor settings. His work has been collected internationally, and has recently been adopted by a Caribbean resort for dcor in guest rooms, as well a corporate headquarters. Shevlin paintings have become a ubiquitous feature in hundreds of local homes. Additional Meet the Artists events Gallery on the third Saturday of each month, during Gulfports popular Art Walk. Artists and craftspersons will also be lining the sidewalks of scenic Beach Blvd. during the evening. Independent shops, boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, and Gulfports popular restaurants are all part of the Art Walk scene. Parking in the Waterfront village is free and convenient. For more information, or email email@example.com. Have some Pasta, Send Kids to Camp YNOT Ministries is having a spaghetti dinner Sunday Feb 17 from 5-7:30 p.m. to raise funds to send our youth to camp this summer. It will be held at Trinity Church of the Nazarene located at 1000 55the Street S. in Gulfport. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 7 Annual Doll & Bear Sale 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minnreg bears, miniatures, door prizes, of $4 for adults is requested, children are free. West Coast Orchid Society to Meet The Florida West Coast Orchid Society will hold their monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month, February 14th, at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension (Botanical Gardens), educational class will be held at 7 p.m. with Corinne Arnold on Mounting Orchids. At 7:30 p.m. Jim Roberts anosmum and its Hybrids An orchid and parking. For more information, please call 727 550-7993. Take a Writing Workshop Write that novel, memoir, childrens book or the screenplay youve always wanted to and learn how to position it to sell. This course is packed with information that will save you countless hours researching how to. Class will meet on Wednesdays starting February 20th through March 13th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community for this four week course is $180. For more information or to register call Fundraising Event at The Science Center The Innovators Ball, a fundraiser for The Science Center, will be held by Carrabas, music by The Black Honkeys (Motown, funk, soul, rock n roll ), prize drawings, silent auction, complimentary wine, planetarium February 8th at steic.org. Proceeds go to support STEM Education. The Center is located at 7701 22nd Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Come to Pioneer Music Jamboree Grab some friends, bring a blanket or chair and come down to the Pinellas Pioneer Settlements annual Pioneer Music Jamboree. Experience the live music of the St. Petersburg City Theaters song and dance troupe Pizzaz, St. Pete Shanties, Belmont and Carmen Brandy on Saturday, at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement located at 3130 31st Street S. The Pioneer Music Jamboree offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy a day full of music, food, fun, and history. Cost is $5 donation for adults and or www.pinellaspioneersettlenment. org. Sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, and Pinellas Pioneer Settlement. For more information on exciting activities see www.stpeteparksrec.org.
8 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Reading Paws with Maya animal can improve your childs reading and communication skills? Join Miss Bobbie and Maya, the reading assistance golden retriever, every second Thursday of the month from 3:304:30 p.m. in the childrens area of the library; Maya would love Contact Cailey, City of Gulfport firstname.lastname@example.org or 727893-1074. Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tomlinson S. and 54th St. S.). The free event will arts and crafts and family competitions. Hot dogs and bottled water will be available starting at 11 a.m. Please come join them for this Bid on a Personalized Gift Basket The Circle of Friends is pleased to announce that Norman Bridwell, will be sending a personalized letter or card to the winning bidder of the This silent auction, being held until the programs of the Gulfport Public display inside the library and the bidding is currently open. For more information, or to see the contents of each basket, please visit the Gulfport Avenue S., Gulfport. MOAA to Meet meets for lunch on the third Friday of each month. The next luncheon will be on February 15th at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a short and their spouses or widows are invited to attend. For reservations State of Maine Day On Saturday, March 2 there will #5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch and chairs. No reservations are required. Call Brenda Wiley at
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 9 Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd Nature Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College (4200 54th Avenue S., St. Petersburg) announces its 23rd. This years festival opens The Hunter, is offered in collaboration with the International Cinema Series. Notable presenters at this years festival include Jeff Orlowski, director and cinematographer of Chasing Ice; Mark Kitchell, director of A Fierce Green Fire The Battle for a Living Planet; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Hedrick Smith, the narrator and co-writer of Poisoned Waters. Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important Eckerd College community in order to raise awareness and promote discussion of questions relating to nature, place, and the environment. from around the world engage the audience in lively discussions of the environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, and Mary Miller Auditorium and are free and open to the public. All programs begin at 7 p.m. (except Sunday, February 17, which begins at 2 p.m.) Each program will feature an opportunity for audience questions immediately after the program. Complete details about SPCREA to Meet The South Pinellas Retired Educators Association (SPCREA) meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Meetings are open to all who including teachers, support personnel and administrators, whether here in Florida or elsewhere. The meeting is not used for business. They have an event from the hospitality committee, a song, a thought for the day and some important announcements such as information about future meetings, conferences, help needed or recognition of birthdays. After hearing from the speaker, various chairpersons share information. They meeting they have the opportunity to help a local charity, carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. Our featured agency for February will be the Pinellas Point Nursing and Rehab Center which requests body lotion, body wash, yarns and looms for making potholders. The meeting generally ends by 1 p.m. The February 14th meeting will take place at the Stavros Center, 12090 Starkey Road of the Seabird Sanctuary (Indian Rocks) will present the wonderful endeavor to save and promote the beauty of our West Coast seabird life. They will discover how and why this effort impacts us all. Come join them for this exciting presentation. For more information contact Joyce at email@example.com. Kickboxing Cardio Its time to get in shape for spring, burn away calories, feel energized and feel empowered. Kickboxing Cardio will be held at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the gameroom. The fees are $40 a month or $10 per drop in class. Please contact Bonita at 941-243-7740 or hmocha4@aol. com for more information and start experience.
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16 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Polish American Society The Polish American Society, Guard commissary) will hold their open at 1 p.m.; bar is open at 1:30 costs $5 for members and $7 for guests. Become a member. Please friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. Call polishamericansociety.org. Get Help with FAFSA FAFSA Nights is an event aimed at helping students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) quickly so they can qualify for the FAFSA Nights on the following at one of the Pinellas County high school locations for one-on-one help with the 2013-14 FAFSA. The information is posted online
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 17 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The Garden Club of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg. On February 14th they will hold a Horticulture Seminar. Coffee will be 9:30, program at 10 a.m. Growing Native Plants in the Right Spot by Bruce Turley, Wilcox Nursery. No charge, visitors welcome. Hidden Treasurers Something for Everyone will be held on Friday, February 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, February 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale features jewelry, antiques, collectables, clothing, household items and plants. February 21, they will host a Wine 5-7 p.m., $5 (preview night only).
18 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The February 14th program will be a tour of the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road in After touring the gardens, you may which is right nearby. Make arrangements to carpool or drive on your own. Contact Ralph need additional information. Website Revision Survey for Gulfport With the increase in the use of the internet in the daily lives of Americans, the importance of the City of Gulfport website has increased as a way for city government to communicate with citizens, businesses, and visitors. In their continuing effort to give the citizens of Gulfport the service they expect and deserve; they would like to revise and enhance their website based upon citizen feedback and best practices. Please visit the City of Gulfport homepage, news to participate. Please note that this survey is optional. Thank you for your time and responses. For more information, please contact email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Weeks Solution 5801 15th Ave. S. 345-7882 845-242-7452 c / 727-302-1964@ The Longhouse 2309 49th Street South, Gulfport P ersonalized Affordable Results-Oriented Care Pa in Relief ellnessIn itial Exam & T reatment $50Dr. George Zarillo F or T hose In Need Of Regular V isits$25 Ad justment sChiroprac tic
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 19 The Gabs At the suggestion of Jon Ziegler, we asked nonGulfport artists at the PAVA 2Cool Art Show to tell us their impressions of Gulfport.Joan Duff Bohrer, Dunedin, mixed media: I have often thought Gulfport was a very appealing place because of the variety of housing and the lets call it personal personal approach to landscaping. I like the big trees. It doesnt have a lot of chain stores were so overwhelmed by chain stores. I like looking at the sailboats. People say hello to you. Its a small town. Truthfully, I like the proximity to St. Pete, culturally. Candace Richey Ripoli, Clearwater, drawing: Its always had the reputation of an artist colony kind of thing. Eclectic people live here. Both shows have been very well attended. Barbara Hubbard, Dunedin, hand-colored linoleum prints, etchings, and print collages: I think Gulfports a great artsy community. my gosh, its fabulous with all of the restaurants and community folks. I thinks its perfect for an art show. Melissa Miller Nece, Palm Harbor, painting and drawing: Its a neat little community. Its funky, it looks nice when you step outside. Its been a good, enthusiastic response. Have a suggestion for the Gabs? Send it to News@theGabber.com.
20 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces ofPlanetary Gong Concert and Workshop and 5 Rhythms instructor from Taos, New Mexico. 5 Rhythms is an approach to movement that uses dance to focus the body in the present moment. It can bring powerful shifts in insight and awareness. Planetary gongs are unlike anything youve heard before--wonderfully ethereal sounds. The audience brings blankets to lie upon and listens to the music and feels the vibrations. It is incredibly relaxing. Event takes place on Thursday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 3747 34th Street S., Cost is $25 at the door. Bring mat, blanket and pillow for comfort. On Friday, February 15th there will 2033 54th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost is $33. Register at www.hipexpressions.com. No shoes; barefoot, socks, or studio slippers only.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 21 WorshipChurch to Serve Pancakes The Mens Ministry of the Pass-aGrille Beach Community Church Breakfast on Saturday, February Beach. The popular all you can eat breakfast menu consists of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee or tea. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door or prior to the breakfast. All are invited and welcome. For more information on this and other church activities, please call Concert at Trinity Church of the Nazarene Join them for a free concert featuring Simple Faith and The Groves Family on Saturday, February sing amazing Christian songs. The church is located at 1000 55th Street S. in Gulfport. A free will offering will be taken but dont let that stop you from coming and enjoying a night of uplifting music. Super Sunday Giveaway Beaming Hope Church, 2997 Tyrone Boulevard, St. Petersburg invites you to their service on Sunday, February 17th at 10 a.m. Each family will be adult and two child tickets to Captain Memos Pirate Cruise on Clearwater Beach. Parent or guardian must be 727-521-7305.
22 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Scotsman Zumba Class Now on Tuesdays Scotsman Fitness at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., will now be offering a Tuesday evening Zumba class. Zumba is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes will Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 p.m. The or Scotsman Fitness is located at Facebook. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets the third Friday of each Church, 3451 30th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg, September through May. Bring a covered dish and $1 donation. Public is welcome for fun and games. PYS Serenade Strings to Perform The Pinellas Youth Symphony continues to celebrate its 55th Anniversary season with a concert performed on Saturday, February Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The Serenade Strings Orchestra, the showcase string orchestra of the Pinellas Youth Symphony, will perform this evenings music. Under Assistant Concertmaster of The Florida Orchestra, soloists in Serenade Strings will perform string repertoire Haydn, Beethoven, Foure and Saint St. Petersburg Aglow Lighthouse invites you to come and fellowship with them at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Street N. in Pinellas Park. Prophetess Melissa Walker of The Worship Center will be the guest speaker. Call 727-327-9070.
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24 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Letters Gulfport, BSA and Scout Hall Dear Editor a lot of attention paid to the BSA and their choice to practice discrimination. To me, this attention is on the topic and poor education. I am reminded that not too many years ago, it was seen as okay to discriminate against individuals based solely upon their race, sex, religion or ethnicity. Yes, the BSA is a private organization, and they are entitled to prejudice. In my opinion, this group should have to obey and adhere to the HRO in Gulfport. Many people this so that it would be obeyed and followed, not to be ignored. This topic has been on the tongues of many a person in Gulfport, both pro and con, yet the "powers that be" do not seem to be desirous of acting in a pro-active manner. I hope that it will not take a lawsuit or an act of discrimination for them to act. I understand that there are many issues to be looked at, of course there Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. per and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to email@example.com. One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. is the legality of the 1st Amendment to be considered. We all have the Freedom of Speech as is laid out in the 1st Amendment; we do not have the right of hatred and ignorance. I see it as, if the BSA is to be allowed to use Scout Hall as a meeting place, they should be required to follow and obey the HRO that is in place in Gulfport. The BSA teaches many wonderful and vital lessons to young men and these young men should in no way be punished for the misdeeds of the BSA. Of the many important lessons these young men will learn, hatred and prejudice is not to be one of these lessons. The world is made up of a diverse and interesting population, for this I am truly thankful. The Boy Scout motto is Be Prepared. I wonder how can a young man Be Prepared if he is shrouded in hatred and ignorance. read accounts where young men are returning their Eagle Scout awards, dropping out of the BSA or helping to with the Boy Scouts. In many cases, these young men are doing this out of the compassion that dwells in their hearts. In some cases, they are doing this because of blatant discrimination and hatred. I have no problem with the local BSA troop meeting at Scout Hall. I have a problem with them ignoring there is diversity in our population. I have a problem with this seemingly to be allowed by the city of Gulfport. I do tip my theoretical hat to the Girl Scouts, for they have acknowledged and accepted that there is diversity in our population. They have made it more than okay to be "different", they have said that it is part of being a Girl Scout. The Boy Scouts have as much of a right to meet on city property as other groups. They do have an obligation, both legal and moral, to abide by the beliefs of the City of Gulfport.Mark Grantham
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26 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com Gulfport City Wide Sale is coming up City Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, awesome opportunity to have your Gulfport address on the brochure for this years sale. The City of Gulfport is now kindly accepting addresses to be added to this years City Wide Yard Sale brochure. For your Gulfport address to be added to the Yard Sale Brochure: You 53rd St. S. or the Gulfport Public email your Gulfport address to Justin Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org. So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you havent someones looking for what you dont want anymore. The deadline to get on the brochure is Friday, March 8 at 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727893-1118 or email jshea@mygulfport. us. Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed the Sunshine City Councils Yacht and Country club on Saturday, February 9. The meal was delicious and the entertainment by Tom Guthrie was most enjoyable. Our own Epsilon Theta as our Sweetheart. She wore her crown proudly with 48 years of being a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Congratulations to the other chapter sweethearts who were honored as well. All most deserving of the honor. canned goods to help Preceptor Zeta Zeta with their food drive for local food pantries in our area. They are also collecting items to be sent to the military men and women over seas. They are looking forward to the Sunshine City Council on Saturday, February 23. The date was changed will be able to attend. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
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28 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 By Holiday Mathis stream of Pisces represents a changing of the guard and a shift in our moods and priorities. As the considered the most mature and an amalgamation of every sign that comes before it. As the sun travels this part of the sky, our powers of empathy will be heightened, and well seek to understand one another through art, religion and other vehicles to spiritual communion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Be careful with your entertainment examples of dramatic love, heavy, tragic and intense, have it wrong. Real love isnt about heartache and complication. Real love is light and joyful. It feels like sunshine and sounds like laughter. What is the point in fantasizing about anything else? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Its possible for people to take too many risks and live foolishly, but most people dont take enough. Thats why the risk takers always stand out. They spark something daring inside all who witness their feats. Youll be such a person this week. Youll put your emotions, pride and money on the line. Youll inspire. ARIES (March 21-April 19). One improvement leads to another. Work isnt the only place where you approach. Even a task as mundane as washing dishes can be done better with different tools. Youll question everything and restructure your daily life based on the answers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Others loopholes, but dont waste your time with these pursuits. There is little to be gained by ignoring the rules and regulations. Its simpler and more If theres a book, go buy it. Then literally go by the book. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It seems to you a person shouldnt have to learn how to relax. Relaxation is, is the only requirement. However easy that might seem, it is trickier than it sounds. But the more you are exposed to a situation the easier it will be to let down your guard and CANCER (June 22-July 22). You would rather your loved ones not go all soft with mushy sentimentality. What you really want to hear is true appreciation. You want to know that they see you for who you are and that they know how hard you work for a good outcome. Youll get just the evidence you need this week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Misery is not the only emotion that loves company. So do joy, apathy and excitement. It is more comfortable to be around people whose feelings resonate at either the same tone or a tone complementary to your own. This is true of any emotion. This people you vibe with. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are many different types of stress. You may feel that you are being squeezed in some way, but this is just the trigger you need to get started on that daunting task. Once you start, youll realize that some stress is actually good for you. Youll accomplish quite a lot before the next Mercury retrograde. LIBRA to love yourself is harder than loving another person. Its also the single most essential thing you can do to cultivate healthy relationships. This week brings opportunities to be your own supportive parent -kind and positive, giving yourself all you need to feel happy. You are deserving of this attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Worry is useless. When you stop to consider what youre really afraid of, youll discover that youre not afraid at all. Rather, youre falling into a pattern of worry because its what youve done before. New ideas will interrupt the worry pattern, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, and youll put your energy to better use. SAGITTARIUS Put yourself in circumstances that require you to come up with inventive answers. Socializing is a creative act. When you are being creative, you are being your true self. Make it a point to spend time with those you dont know. You never know how youre going to react around new people. CAPRICORN 19). Research has proved that intermittent reward systems are a more compelling system of reinforcement than predictable ones. You crave something precisely because its hard to come by. This week, youll come back for another taste of what you want, but youll have to do something new to get it. This Week's Birthdays: You go into this new cycle with a stellar attitude, determined to succeed one way or the other. Because youre open minded. youll notice several routes to your goal, but you can only fully, and dont look back. In March, youll be the example of friendliness and charity that your community needs. April brings a test of your business acumen. Get up-to-date training. In June, youll forge deep connections with family and invite more love into your life, too. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Mic Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Wurtz Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 29 Catch some Jazz will sponsor concerts in February: On Thursday, February 14th, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and military free with On Thursday, February 28th., Bobby from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and military free with 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, CeSar) Start at your convenience. register. Begin any Tuesday and Februarys program includes: Piloting Your Boat Part A Feb. 19, and Piloting Your Boat Part B Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim Conversational Italian For Beginners lingua Italiani. Whether you are of Italian descent, travelling to Italy or just want to learn this class is for you. This four-week course starts February 21st at The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Preregistration is required by more information. Personal Training Now Available for everyday living. Functional Training, Corrective Exercise, and Balance and Stabilization, are vital to the way we live and function in everyday life. Whether you want to lose weight or train as an endurance athlete a strong foundation is The St. Pete Beach Community offering half hour sessions for $45 schedule an appointment contact information.
30 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 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: Coyotes Q: How should residents handle coyote sightings? Should they call the Sheriff or Animal Control or do something else? A: As of now, the city has no coyote management plan in place. Many communities in Pinellas County are facing this issue, City Manager the animals. We will be developing a plan to educate the community on the issues and the recommended steps they should take if they see a coyote. Womens Club to Hold Annual Flea Market The Pasadena Womens Club is its clubhouse located on the corner of Central Avenue and Sunset Blvd., St. Petersburg on February 23rd from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Selections include furniture, clothing, jewelry, housewares and much more all prices reasonably. The Pasadena Womens Club is a bridge and social club and welcomes new members and guests. There is regularly scheduled bridge on each Monday and once each month there is a tea and luncheon. On selected evenings, the members and guests enjoy a pot luck meal with entertainment when arranged. They donated to charitable organizations including Sallie House. Call 727
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 31 Show Appreciation for Mayor Mike The City of Gulfport will honor Mayor Michael J. Yakes retirement by renaming the Gulfport Recreation Center to the Michael J. Yakes Recreation Complex. Join City Council, City Staff and other elected Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., on Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m. This event will honor the retirement of the Honorable Michael J. Yakes, Mayor of Gulfport, 1991-2013. For more information, Please Gulfport City Clerk, at 727-893-1012 or email email@example.com. Spring 100 Artist Show Suntan Art Center is pleased to present The Spring 100 Artist Show, artists on February 23rd and 24th. Community Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the two-day outdoor event will well as tasty festival fare for your al artists may contact the Suntan Art Center for more information at 727Daniel Alvarez, 4,000 Mile Kayak Adventurer Alvarez has paddled through the maze of lakes in the Boundary of Superior, paddled the mighty Mississippi River and, currently is paddling down the Gulf Coast in hopes of bringing awareness to the preservation of our rivers, lakes and oceans. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Boca Ciega Yacht making a short stop in Gulfport next Thursday and Friday. Boca Ciega Yacht Club on Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m., and a question and answer forum at the 22 at 4:30 p.m. It is hoped that everyone who cares about preserving our waters will come out and support either or both of his Thursday and Mr. Alvarezs inspirational journey to Key West.
32 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Gulfports Get Rescued Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its ninth annual event to take place on Saturday, February 23rd, from has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups festive event representing animal rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfports Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with 100% of 501c3 rescue groups. Animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise funds and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artisans and craftsmen offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet related activities will include a pet parade with adoptable pets, pet care education, pet services, a pet food and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, pet food samples, training demos, canine massage, food, music and games. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own canine companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well behaved pets and The daytime event welcomes the public to attend at no charge, with plenty of complimentary parking Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 33 Introductory Digital Photography Workshop This workshop is designed to give the complete novice a solid understanding of their compact digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetimes exploration of photography. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, Workshop on February 28th, March The cost is only $10 per class. For more information or to register call
34 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Vie, from front pageRobert E. (Bob) Worthington (indicated by an RW) was born in St. Petersburg and has lived in lived in no cities other than Gulfport. Sam Henderson (indicated by an SW) was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, and will have lived in Gulfport for seven years as of March states. Both men own their own homes in Gulfport. In how many cities OTHER than Gulfport have you lived? RW resident. SH: I was born and raised in Asheville, NC. My family moved to San Antonio, TX when I was in high school, and since then I have also lived in Rockport, TX, Wilmington, NC and Canton, OH. There has been something to love and to learn from each place I have lived, and I am thankful to have ended up in Gulfport. Where did you attend high school? What, if any, college degrees do you have and where did you receive them? RW: I did not attend high school but instead attended trade school. I have a Florida have no degrees as I took my college courses needed Honeywell and with the Fire Service. Some of the colleges that I attended were St. Pete College, USF, Hillsborough Community College and Sarasota Community College. My job did not the projects at hand. SH: I graduated from Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, TX in 1990. I received an A.S. degree in Environmental Technology from Stark State College in Canton, OH while working full time and learning the ropes of being a family man. Since moving to Florida, I earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Policy from USF-St. Pete, and I am currently completing my masters degree through the acclaimed Florida Studies program at the same university. I have been attending USF steadily since 2008, through both my terms on city council, and I anticipate completing the year. Please tell our readers what jobs you have held over the past two decades. Please include length of employment, cities, and why you left each job. RW: Honeywell, Inc. Space and Military Avionics, Captain (Recognized by the Federal Government and the City of Gulfport as of Gulfport Council Member (Recognized by the Federal Government and the City of years. SH: I have had many jobs in the last two decades, from bartender to site manager for a major demolition and remediation project. In my youth, I spent my fair share of time mowing lawns, groceries. I supported myself after high school working in restaurants as a waiter and later a bartender. I learned some of my most important lessons about relationships, communication and the importance of treating people with respect while working in the service industry, and those lessons have proved relevant in every aspect of my life since that time. In pursuit of my professional career path, I as the lead Environmental Technician and interim site manager for an $11 million as an on-site environmental technician for restoration Tyndall AFBs. I also worked for a local business called Air Quality Environmental out of Seminole before returning to college to continue my education. Since attending USF, I have worked for the university as an environmental science instructor to undergraduate students, and currently as a Graduate Assistant researcher in the library Special Collections unique and eye opening experience of teaching earth science to Pinellas County middle school students this past summer as part of a new program aimed at providing additional STEM learning opportunities beyond the regular classroom setting. Finally, I have served two terms as the Ward 4 representative on Gulfport City Council since March 2009, and look forward to continuing my service to our city. Are you married or in a committed, long-term relationship where you share housing and long have you been with your current partner? Have you been married before? How many times? RW: Married to my beautiful wife Fran for 32 years. SH: I have only been married once, and it is to my wife me for over 17 years. We met in Wilmington, NC, where we were both working in restaurants and enjoying life at the beach. It is because of her support and partnership that I have been able to accomplish so many of my endeavors in life. Do you have children? How many? RW: I have four grown married children. SH daughter named Brenna. What ward do you live in? How long have you lived there? RW: I have lived in Ward 3 for 42 years. SH: I live in Ward 4, and have lived at the same address since moving to Gulfport seven years ago. What political experience do you have? How many years at each post? Please list only elected positions or positions to which you must be appointed. RW: City of Gulfport Council Years). Years). Tampa Bay Regional Agency on Bay Management Tampa Bay Nitrogen Consortium (2 Years).
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 35 SH: I have been politically active for many years, but I began my political career here in Gulfport when I successfully ran for my council seat in 2009. I ran for that seat again in 2011, was unopposed, and am now serving my fourth year on council as the 2009 election, I have served on the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (2 years), the Agency on Bay Management (2 years), Pinellas Planning Council (2 years) and the Environmental Quality Committee (4 years). I plan to continue my representation of Gulfport on these regional boards and committees for as long as I am able to do so. Beach Theater, from front page which hurt attendance. A new digital projector costs $80,000, a lot of money as well as Golden Eye, Cliffhanger, Fantastic Four, and Hulk. I know, I know, he joked. I dont even bend over to pick up $80,000, right? I attempted to get a bank loan... to get digital equipment, but somebody interfered by illegally claiming theatre ownership, he said, hesitating to say who instigated the interference. Thats when things started to get ugly. Mr. France has diabetes. That alone does not pose a problem, but, when in the middle of his divorce, he went into a diabetic coma, caused by food poisoning, his doctors later told him, it threw him out of commission for a month He wasnt in the house he, his estranged wife, and three children used to share in Pass-a-Grille. He collapsed into the coma in his apartment and stayed that way alone and on his left side for an estimated eight to ten hours. The only reason Im not dead is my sister was expecting to hear from me, he said. She showed up at his apartment with the cavalry; St. Pete Beach Police Palms of Pasadena. In the month it took for him to recover enough to leave the hospital, he says his estranged wife, without his knowledge or permission, changed the locks on What should have been a private divorce went public on Corey Avenue, and longtime theatre staff answered questions in as few words as possible. One day, Mr. France was their boss. The next day, he was in the hospital and his soon-to-be ex was running the show. Mr. France heard about this as people texted him in the hospital. damage in his left arm and leg there wasnt much he could do. He had to the Beach Theatre operational again. The Beach Theatre closed last fall, and the marquee read Thanks for goodbye. The last move we had was End of Watch, he explained. I thought [leaving that on the marquee] was a little too grim. I thought it [Thanks for the memories] would be a little more appropriate. If you go by the Beach Theatre today, youll see a copy of a legal notice on the front doors of the Beach Theatre. The notice grants Mr. France exclusive use and possession of the Beach Theatre, pending the settlement of his upcoming divorce. Furthermore, the order also says that Mr. Frances soon-to-be ex wife had to return anything she had taken from the theatre. Mr. France and his sister are the only two who can, in essence, do anything at the Beach Theatre. Mr. France promises he will reopen, as soon as the lawsuit against the person making upgrades. The Beach Theatre, he said again at the end of the interview, is not for sale. He assures everyone he remains the owner and, he says, he hopes to reopen in the near future. When his divorce clears the courts, he hopes to convert the perhaps get a partner such as the City of St. Pete Beach. Hillsborough County and the Arts Council. Mr. France would like to see the Beach Theatre follow the same path. I have reason to hope, or believe, Ill be able to get those [lawsuits] wrapped up in the next couple weeks, he said.
36 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 What makes you the right candidate for mayor? Bob Worthington (BW): Im fully retired. I have all the time to do the things that are required as a mayor. I have experience and knowledge and Ive made a lot of connections over the years.... I just feel like the timing is good, my experience is there, my knowledge is there, and I have the available time. Mr. Worthington mentioned several inter-city and -county agencies on which he served. Sam Henderson (SH): I feel like Im ready to be mayor and eager to be mayor...... many of the agencies Mr. Worthington just mentioned I serve on as well.. Ive really enjoyed the work Ive gotten to do here and I feel like in four years were moving in the right direction. I feel like the demographic of Gulfport has changed... I may have not has had as much free time as Mr. Worthington... Ive found time to make time for this job and I want to continue to do so. What is your feeling on using the citys cash reserves to balance the budget? Editors Note: Gulfports charter currently requires the city to keep the equivalent of 25% of its budget in reserves. SH: I feel like that money belongs to the people of Gulfport... Were sitting at well above 40%... Id like to see us use some of that money wisely. BW: I believe that the money should stay in reserve... If you look back at Hurricane Sandy... if we were to have one of those type of storms here, we need those reserves... every bit of those reserves, just to sustain the city and keep it moving forward. How many abandoned or long vacant properties are there in Gulfport? Are these a concern [for the city]? BW: I couldnt tell you exactly how many there are, but it is a concern... Ive had several residents voice that concern... theyve shown me the properties.. I think the the foreclosure is and make them responsible for those properties. Mr. Worthington spoke about snakes and other vermin at vacant properties and resident concern. SH: I agree... We need to follow up and do our enforcement... Additionally one thing we did in recent years is we changed our solicitation policies. Mr. Henderson talked about the citys law that businesses and people cannot information at any Gulfport property, which accumulate on vacant properties. Can you tell me what steps should be taken in protecting the Clam Bayou area? SH: I was a big supporter all the way through and I made no secret of it... Thats a body of water thats been slowly contaminated over a century and its not something thats going to be [cleaned up] all at once...We still have untreated stormwater and runoff going into it. Yes, its something that needs to be addressed. No. its not done yet. Mr. Henderson supported the states restoration of the bayou, which involved in the bayou among other efforts. He also suggested that the city use BP oil money to further improve Clam Bayou. BW: improvements made. We have the documentation. The sediments that are in there have been running into the bayou for a long time. The $17 million that Swiftmud and Swim [spent] went into the St. Pete side. They actually did very little in Gulfport. I think they had other things going on there... Id hate to see the money that Sam spoke of from the BP Oil thing be used for that purpose. SWIM refers to Surface Water Improvement and Management, a program that is part of Swiftmud, or the Southwest Florida Are there any plans to increase the library budget and by how much? BW: I dont know the answer to that question, I know that we are adding an outdoor area. SH: Yeah, the Circle of Friends actually made the [outdoor garden possible]. Do you believe that our local Boy Scout troop must abide by the Human Rights Ordinance? SH: Absolutely. What I feel we have right now is an excellent opportunity... [if the Scouts here agree to abide by the Human Rights Ordinance] I say we keep Pack 300 and let them be a model for the national Boy Scouts who have yet to make the right decision on this.Gulfport Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues at City Hall On Tuesday night Gulfport Mayoral Candidates Sam Henderson and Bob Worthington met in city council chambers to debate issues brought forth by those in attendance. Each candidate had up to one minute to respond to each question. the Gabber photocopies of the questions submitted or allow the Gabber to see the said they didnt have the questions as they were asked as When asked, neither candidate knew the questions were not read as submitted by members of the audience. Readers should not expect this summation of the debate to serve as a transcript. For a full video of the debate, please read this story online and look for the link. The questions below and answers are not full representations quotation marks; things summarized including parts of the questions have brackets around them if they appear inline with the candidates words. Things not in quotation marks are not direct quotations. The Gabber has made every effort to get the sentiment of the questions accurately represented as well as candidate comments. Please watch the full video and speak with the candidates to make a more fully informed decision about your vote.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 37 BW: I believe we have to wait until May to see what national Boy Scouts does... What is your perception of crime within our city limits...? BW: I think the perception of crime is that we do have crime. We need to restructure our policing in a certain way, I dont know exactly what it is... We need to work more with neighborhood watches... we have people that go to our citizens college and the we dont utilize them: SH: I have great faith in our If elected would you be a vocal opponent or proponent of a light rail system in Pinellas County? SH: I would have to see the plan, but if there was certainly a way to do it, I think its a nice alternative [to US19]... but certainly I dont think its something Gulfport can fund on its own. BW: I have seen the maps of what they have laid out and I would oppose it because its all north county...I dont Would you vote yes or and please explain why. BW: I would vote yes. The plan right now, theyre talking about strictly using sailboats. It would be almost impossible for a sailboat to come up to a mooring and make mooring. SH: Ive been very clear about being against the are economic... now that were talking about a reduced footprint, I think its a more reasonable approach. I have had a hard time in the past three years justifying that cost when other people are having a hard time getting by. Under what circumstances would you privatize any city service? SH: Frankly, I am a big fan of us being a full service city. i think we should do more things with what we have. Once we privatize, then its no longer ours. BW: I believe pretty much the same way. I believe that we are a full service city and were very proud of that fact. By contracting something out to another company, we would lose if we did our garbage department, we would lose our garbage trucks and all our facilities for doing that, and if it didnt work out wed have to buy all new stuff. What are your thoughts and plans for activating public art in Gulfport? BW: I think we activate public art and we work on it every day. I think its great. SH: I think weve done a good job, not only as a city but as a community. We have a lot of artists who have been very active in the community. you do within the Waterfront District to increase revenue? SH: Kind of formalize some of our beach areas... now if we do something with our physical space... better parking... Id like to bring in some non-vehicular an opportunity to extend that trail spur in and bring downtown. The trail spur refers to the spur of the Pinellas Trail that bisects Gulfport. BW: I know in my time of travel today I seen two bicycle groups come into town and they both ate here in Gulfport.... My easiest idea is that we lease the Casino to the Seminole Indians and you dont pay taxes then, but thats not the practical thing...[jokingly] we do as many events as we can do... how were going to increase the money for down there I just dont know. How can the 49th Street corridor be improved? BW: I cant answer where there there has been anything like that...The business areas, theyve got the same problems as downtown Gulfport: theyre smaller properties with little parking. SH: Thats our industrial backbone of Gulfport... thats never going to be a Beach Boulevard Were starting to get community buy-in in that area. Would you support yearly reviews for all city management and staff? SH: Every day that you speak with them is a review... I have no problem reviewing people if its something they want... I feel that theres a need for accountability... I feel like thats something that can be dealt with without a formal process. BW: I dont know that I would. I do think its very subjective. priority (to be completed in two years time)? BW: Work in the infrastructure... thats the water pipes, the sewer lines that are in the ground. SH: Ive got some real for pedestrians and bicyclists coming across Gulfport Boulevard. Should local taxes and fees be increased to pay for improvements? SH: I dont see the need right now for the city to take in any more ad valorem... user fees are something I do prefer altering. I think theres other ways to get revenue. Mr. Henderson spoke of grant monies from BP and other agencies. BW: No I dont think we need to raise taxes. As far as the infrastructure, I think we can do a lot with grants. Would you support a PRIDE event in Gulfport? BW: Absolutely I would. SH: Thats easy. Yes. Is your political philosophy more conservative or more progressive? SH: Id have to say progressive. BW: Im all over the place. I really am. This is a nonpartisan race. Have you accepted any donations from any political party? BW: No I have not. SH: I have accepted money Do you favor term limits for mayor and for council? Explain your reasoning. SH: I think the election is the term limit. Im not a favor of term limits. BW: I dont necessarily
38 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Continued from previous pagewhat youre doing, youre making a lot of personal connections... To throw a four-year term limit on that, youre making somebody start over again. What are your feelings regarding the Senior Center and what are you willing to do to reassure [residents that it will remain]? BW: I love our Senior Center. I think we need to do whatever it takes to not only work with the Senior Center but the Fundation down there to be the best it could be. SH: Im a big fan of the Senior Center and willing to support the Senior Center in whatever way [they deem best.] Why should I vote for you? SH: Its a very important place to me... Its the kind of place I havent gotten to live in since I was a child. This has been my effort at civic engagement...I care. BW: Ive been here all my life. Ive volunteered in this community most all my life... at a very early age I was volunteering for various things. The family has been involved in the city. job I found that I had the time...[to What would voters be surprised to learn about your ideas or opinions about Gulfport moving forward? BW: I dont keep anything a secret. We have a lot of feral cats in Gulfport... I think we need to start a program to capture feral cats, give them a wellness exam, and spay and neuter them and return them back to the neighborhood. SH: Id be surprised if theres anything I could say that would be surprising. If we are awarded funds from the BP claim, how would you use them? SH: Theres the two, theres the RESTORE act and the claim. Mr. Henderson said he would beautify the beach, improve the marina, address wastewater lines, and address Clam Bayou. BW: Id like to see us also address part of the infrastructure... Maybe invest some of that money ...weve got some roads in Gulfport that are just terrible...maybe to do the money is enough money to do Clam Bayou; I think we need federal help with that. Closing statement: BW: Gulfport is very unique and wonderful town. I think we have new homes, old homes, condos... we have all these wonderful things here in town... and all the weird events and the fun events that we have throughout the year that keep us kind of quirky...One thing Id like to see, last year the city council voted to have the ability to say that they could do away with the police department. Id like that change where the city council could ask for a referendum people setting up here should make the decision; it should be the people... I would like very much to do a very good job for you. SH: I will say this, your last comment, Bob, thats actually more protection given to the police department then was given when you were on council... Im very glad that you came out tonight...I am very excited to be doing this race again... when I started doing this four years ago I certainly wasnt thinking about being mayor. Im very much attached to this city... 10K to Benet Cancer Patients : The BRA Bikers Raising Awareness 10 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, February 23 along the beaches (sidewalk), through beautiful residential areas and Walsingham Park. The event begins and ends at Crabby Bills Seafood Inc. 401 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach. bikersraisingawareness.com, raise $500 (no sign up fee) to be eligible to receive an event t-shirt, and after walk celebration buffet dinner. For those not registering on line bring your donations to Crabby Bills Seafood Inc. Check in starts at 7 a.m., walk starts at 8 a.m., celebration buffet dinner starts when the last walker gets in. Walkers are welcome to invite family and friends to the celebration dinner afterwards for a fee of $20 for and payment deadline for the dinner Raising Awareness, PO Box 3442, at info@bikersraisingawareness. funds raised pay for local patients living expenses going directly to the source such as utility co., rent, insurance, etc. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law. Tax documents are available upon request. Go to www. bikersraisingawareness.org for more information about BRA. Lifeguard Certication Training St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center will be offering training. anyone 15 years and older. Class will be offered three times this spring: Session I March 9-21, Session II April St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, and $180 nonresidents. Sign up now or visit www.spbrec.com.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 39 Amanda C. Swanson to Wed Jonathan R. Reeves Mr. Timothy James Swanson (longtime Gulfport announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Cherrie Swanson to Jonathan Ross Reeves. Amanda (Mandy) Swanson is also a Gulfport Realtor and a Bob Houge School of Real Estate. Miss Swanson is currently working at step-mother Peggy and Ms. Ursula Reeves. Jonathan is a St. Petersburg Police Tails at Twilight Tails at Twilight the Get Rescued celebration is the popular evening component of a full day of festivities that begin with Gulfports Get Rescued, the beloved annual street festival and fundraiser held on in the evening, after the pets have gone to bed, all are invited to a lively evening of fun for humans that will also donate to the important cause of animal rescues. The evening will include dancing and music, catered hors doeuvre, a cash bar, will add to the party atmosphere. Opportunity drawings will take place during the evening. Proceeds from ticket sales, after expenses, will be donated to rescue groups participating in the evening event. chance to support participating nonof auction items up for bid including travel, hotel stays, art, wine and food, pet accessories, restaurant gift groups solicit their own items and will receive 100% of proceeds from their auctions. Tickets for the Get Rescued Evening Celebration are $20 donation. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the event from 7-10 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. For more information on Tails at 727-323-3892 or send an email to No1Ringmaster@aol.com. Whos Counting? The women of First United Methodist Church-Gulfport (located on the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd St.) want you and your friends to join them for this birthday luncheon at noon on March 12th. Cost is just $5. They will celebrate all birthdays together at their Annual Birthday They must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, March 5th.
40 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 By Cathy Salustri Forgive me, I say to the lady sipping coffee across from me, But I thought you were 98. I am, she replies. You look fantastic, I tell her. She smiles. when I was in my twenties, she says. I laugh, then stop. Barbara Rygiel isnt joking; she was sent to Siberia as a young never used any makeup on my face. Maybe if they would stick their head in the freezer for one hour every day it would freeze the youth in them. One of our readers sent me an e-mail about a sweet lady who cut in line at Pasadena Produce. She was trying to buy bananas. As everyone waited for her to complete her purchase, she talked to them about being a lumberjack in Siberia as she took the head spot in line. Youd like her, he told me. Shes quite a character. Barbara Rygiel is quite the character, with quite a story to tell. Along with her family, Barbara boarded a train from Austria to a Siberian work camp when she was in her mid-twenties. Shed just graduated from college in Austria and planned to teach. Instead, her whole family boarded boxcars, which they rode for a month. When the boxcar stopped, her family was in Siberia. There, Barbara and her brothers worked as lumberjacks. They sustained themselves on snow and black bread. There was a well, but it was always frozen, she recalls. We ate the snow. We ate so healthy. We had to work to make logs, we had to cut the tree down, pull the core off... and if you made ten logs a day you would get one slice of bread black bread, Barbara remembers. My would make pinched noodle soup she would take the centers of the bread and melt snow, and she would knead the sawdust dough and pinch off pieces of it and drop it in the [boiling] water. Her mother and her father died in that labor camp. After four years, Barbara, her two younger sisters, and her brother decided they had little left to lose. When the war was almost over, the Russians were so sure of themselves they we decided we would go and says in a matter-of-fact tone, as if escaping a work camp in Siberia was a decision on par with whether to have When I comment, she tells me, We had nothing to lose. We were in Siberia. Im getting a geography lesson in our 1940s world. Barbara and her brother and sisters wandered, as she puts it. They walked through Turkestan, Kurdistan, and Persia. "Iran and Iraq were one country before, it was called Persia," she explains. The four of us kept together. We lived like nomads, we kept walking. We said we wanted to see a civilized country, thats why we went to Turkistan. Uzbekistan was an interesting place. What does she remember? There was no bread. I never saw bread the six months we stayed there. They worked on a cotton plantation. They were told not to take the cotton seed, but, it was something to eat. We were hungry, my brother and I, so we decided to taste them. They were juicy; they tasted like nuts, so we decided to put them in our pockets. For six months we lived on lepoysha. Internet, is the forerunner of Naan bread, so familiar in Indian restaurants. The foursome left Uzbekistan and made it to the Caspian Sea, where they traded her fathers clothes for passage. The barge was just logs. You sat on them and if your feet went in the water, that was alright. If there were sharks they would eat your feet, but, she smiles, there When they got off the barge, they were in Persia, and the British military had Barbaras brothers, who had also escaped. From then on, Barbara says her life got easier. They shaved our heads, gave us a bath to sanitize us, and they gave us clothes because we had the same clothes for one year. They sent us all to school, and Barbara went to the Red Cross nursing school "because they needed help. But they separated us. The younger ones went to regular school to learn English. My brother went to Nazareth and Palestine, and I went to Teheran. I wanted to see my sisters. have any Persian money. The conductor threatened to put her out at a leper colony. I was very upset, so I began crying. So the ladies on the bus, the Persian ladies, gave me money. They gave me more money than I needed, she says. The conductor money, she had to help carry packages to the leper colony. off their bodies, it was rotten. The smell was putrid. You was rotten and falling [off]. You could see the bones. Barbara stayed there all day, helping carry packages. know how to bath them with potassium permanganate, even though she did. She did not want to bathe the lepers. Finally, she saw her sisters. They were at an orphanage. They were in school, had food, and they were happy, she says. She went back to Teheran. From Teheran, a bus took Barbara to India, where she says Gandhi didnt want her. We dont want you in India, she remembers him saying to her military camp in Bombay. India is for Hindu people. Barbara left India, spending a week each in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Yokohama before arriving in Honolulu. to eat pineapple. I had never seen pineapple before," she says. She ate it sliced. She ate pineapple soup. She ate it crushed. She had it in ice cream. She developed hives from eating so much pineapple. Next stop? San Francisco. I love San Francisco, she says. Its built on seven hills. But Barbara had one more place she wanted to see: Brooklyn. She and her sister boarded a train for Brooklyn, where they visited St. Stanislov church, where her parents married and two of her brothers were baptized. "My mother was American and my father came to America to study English and business. One day my mother came to New York for From Siberia to South Pasadena: Barbara Rygiel
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 41 some fabric she was a dress designer so they met and they fell in love, she says. Barbaras mother was not yet 20, and her father wouldnt give the couple permission to marry until she turned 21, so for 15 months he visited her every weekend in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. When she turned 21, they wed at They had 11 children. A long time ago, there was no television. Thats why parents preoccupied themselves having children, she quips. When she asked her father why they had so many children, he told her I see heaven in the babys eyes. Her parents long-ago romance aside, Barbara did not like Brooklyn. buildings. And the streets were too narrow, she says with a frown. She and her sister returned to San Francisco. Her sister became a nun, saying that she didnt want to be a part of the world that allowed such cruelty. After 35 years of nursing in San Francisco, Barbara headed to Florida. "I had a friend that moved told me about hurricanes. I believed her and I came to visit her. And I liked it and I stayed. That was 1983," Barbara said. She rented a one bedroom condo on St. Pete Beach, and then bought a condo in South Pasadena. She stayed there until doctors told her a decade ago she would die in six months if she didnt have open heart surgery. She didnt want to die on the operating table, so she sold her condo, canceled her insurance, and rented a studio apartment. Then she left to tell her family goodbye. In England, Germany, Poland and Austria. She said goodbye to her son, her nieces, and her sisters. She gave her money to her family. She stayed six months. She did not die. It grew cold, and she wanted to come home. She came back where she still lives. She tends the brilliant rosebushes outside the entrance. She walks to Pasadena Produce and gets her bananas every if she can get them for under a dollar. She buys sugar free cookies and canned pineapple at the dollar store. She volunteers at the Fountains. She never had the surgery. Evidently, God has a different plan for me. I ask him, what was the purpose of sending me to Siberia to learn how to cut trees down? What was the purpose of sending me around the world because the doctor told me I was going to die? she asks. But God never answers my questions, she says, but she and I remember most of On August 14, she will turn at Pasadena Produce, buying her bananas and telling everyone her story. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@ theGabber.com. Barbara Rygiels thoughts on life: I am happy but I marvel at Americans. Theyre overfed, overprotective with all kinds happy. On some strange blue berries she accidentally ate during the War: After you ate them you were hallucinating. Americans would like them. On her brother, who was sent to a Russian island not too far from Alaska: What is the part of the country that lady says she can see from her window? That was it.
42 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Whale of a Sale Returns of a Sale is back by popular demand. This legendary one day rummage sale is returning on Saturday, February 23rd from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Harbor Hall (former Street S. is for sale by purchasing a ticket February 22nd. Enjoy signature cocktails, priority shopping and a General admission starts at 7:30 p.m. with preview shopping, light hor doeuvres and a cash bar. The a ticket to experience this treasure and general admission tickets are Tickets can be purchased at www. jlstpete.org or mail a check to the 33705. Proceeds from this event St. Petersburgs community projects and programs. headquarters at 727.895.5018 or visit www.jlstpete.org.Meet the Candidates The Kenneth City Homeowners Social Club will sponsor a Meet the Candidates Night on Monday, February 25th at 7 p.m. in the The following candidates have been invited: Al Carrier, Troy Campbell, a question for the candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org Fish Fry at Gulfport United Methodist The annual United Methodist Mens Fish Fry has been set for Friday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m. by the United Methodist Men of First will be served in the fellowship hall at the church, 2728 53 Street S. Featuring the always popular menu baked beans, hushpuppies, grits, tea, coffee and dessert and all you care to eat at a donation of $8.95, this annual event continues be bigger and better each year. Take outs are available. Advance tickets are strongly suggested in order to assure an Remember, take outs are available. Pedaling for Pink Second Annual bike ride Pedaling for Pink on March 2nd. A one-day ride through Pinellas County, which will include a 5-mile, 32-mile, and help Tampa Bay families affected by a cancer diagnosis. This bicycling event is designed for families and diehard riders alike, with something to register.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 43 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: Single Stream Recycling Q: The County just went to single-stream recycling. Is this in the near future for Gulfport and, if so, when? A: Single stream recycling refers to co-mingled recyclables. Simply put, when a city embraces single stream recycling, sanitation workers dont have to sort recyclables. The sorting will take place at a regional recycling center. Gulfport would like to convert to single-stream recycling, but, according curbside recycling products to be sold. All is not lost, however the city is working with a recycling company that wants to convert a St. Petersburg facility to single stream. If they are successful and pay enough for the product, Mr. Sopak explains, we could convert from our existing dual stream to single stream. However, the company has yet to give the city a time frame for this conversion. If you dont want to sort your recycling, you can bring it to a county with Waste Management to collect single stream recycling at the countys dropoff sites. Sunshine City Festival is Coming hosting the Sunshine City Festival on Saturday, February 23rd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place on the 2400-2500 blocks of Central Avenue in the heart of celebrate the unique characteristics of Saint Petersburg with a nod to Old Florida. The Sunshine City Festival will food vendors, and the Grand Central Entertainment will be provided by Tampa Bays own American Idol contestant Melissa McGhee, as well as local artists Steve Arvey and The Chili competition will run from 12 p.m. 3 p.m., and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Chili Tasting Tickets will go on sale soon....they will be $15 in advance email@example.com or call Hockey Comes to Corey Fresh Market Along with over 40 local vendors, including organic produce, specialty Thunder bus will be at the Corey Fresh Market with a fun day planned for family and friends on Sunday, February 24th from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The Rolling Thunder Tour is a mobile program dedicated to to the fans. This one of a kind attraction provides an interactive opportunity for all fans to enjoy. The tour gives fans a chance to get geared up for the hockey season by bringing friends and family to participate in interactive games. Events sometimes feature appearances by Corey Fresh Market is located in downtown St. Pete Beach just off Gulf Blvd. where theres always free call 727-498-8778.
44 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Womens Club to Hold Card Party You are invited to join the Womens Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Gulf Beaches, established The luncheon will be held at The Wine Cellar located at 17307 Gulf Blvd., No. Redington Beach. Cost is $20. Cards will be played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch at noon. For a reservation please call Ruth at 343-0223 by the Friday, March 1st. All money collected will go to their two charities, Angels Against Abuse and Women in Transition. Please join them as they help others in need.Community Wellness Expo health at the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Community Wellness Expo Saturday, March 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willis S. John inspired by educational wellness presentations with live healthy focus on health and wellness with valuable health information for all ages. Enjoy a family fun area with a prizes and much more. This is a free event sponsored by the City of Florida Central Credit Union, St. Petersburg College, United Healthcare, Walmart, and Northside Bikes. Contact Kim at 727-893-5994. For more information on exciting activities see www.stpeteparksrec. org. Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on February 21st at 10 a.m. and learn the reasons why you shouldnt feed wildlife and get a handout on the subject. Barbara Gilberg Habitat next to the electronic billboard Pavilion.Gulfport Senior Art Reception You are cordially invited to the Artist reception on Friday, March 1 28th Ave. S. Betty Staebells class will be highlighting their art work throughout the month of March. Teen Volunteers at the Gulfport Library community service hours for school or for a scholarship? The Gulfport other teens and improve the library service requirement. For more information please contact City of Gulfport Youth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727893-1074.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 45 We V 8410 Boca Ciega Dr ., St. P ete BeachSt. Alban s Episcopal Day School727-363-1533 NOW ENROLLING Seniors Receive New Computers The Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center Foundation purchased three new computers for the Senior Center lobby in January. The Foundation assists in supporting Senior Center programs as well as distributes funds that support and enhance the recreational, educational, social and health related programs and services of the Center. If you are interested in getting involved or want to know more about the Gulfport Multi-Purpose Senior Center Foundation, please call 727592-1933.Shrimp Boil at Lions Club Their seventh ever Shrimp Boil is being set up for you on Friday, March in Gulfport (right behind the Marina from 4-8 p.m. and open to the public. BYOB. Rain or shine. The menu features a great supply of fresh, peel and eat Gulf shrimp, homemade hushpuppies (check to see if they have any Barbaric Hushpuppies too) and cole slaw, baked beans, coffee and iced tea and before cooking) serving for everyone and at a cost of $9 per person, you can bring the entire family. Additional shrimp can be purchased at $5 per all you can eat dinner for a one time cost (as most of their events are) but well worth the price. Children under 10 years of age are half price. You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage BYOB (as they cannot sell beer or wine), as long as you share with the chefs. Plenty of tickets will be available at Activities Project, with all of the net proceeds generated to be allocated to their community outreach programs, especially Sight First activities and Shop, etc., as are all of their fundraiser projects ( Spaghetti Suppers; Pancake Breakfasts; Fish Fry etc.). Please make sure you are part of this popular annual social event. If
46 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Local ObituariesCARROLL, DONALD C., 78, of N., www.rlwilliams.com. KETY, R. IRENE, 90 of South 2013. A private cremation is planned. Guestbook at davidcgross.com. Central Ave., 727-381-4911. PALMER, JOHN W., 81, of St. Petersburg, died Jan. 25, 2013 leaving behind his wife of 44 years, Timmons (Tony), Patty Sweigart and sons Rick Palmer, Mike Sweigart (Meg), grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and a long time friend, George Bourrell. John was a Korean War veteran in the Navy. John had his own Heating IN. John met Romaine while she was working as the stock order manager for Montgomery Ward in Harvey, Myzcynski and two months later, on at the Methodist Church in Tinley at age 35 and raised her two children for 7 years before meeting John. It an A-frame cabin as a vacation home in Warsaw, IN and spent weekends and snow mobile-ing in the winter, and Rick enjoyed all the sports too. Patty and Mike are children from with their mother. After retiring in 1977 John and Romaine moved to from Illinois in 2003. John worked at a couple of years. Romaine, who was Beach, talked John into working down Treasures and Fantasies Boutique owned by Michael and Anna Marie Romaine retired for a short time and at Island Attitudes until she retired very hard to lose a loved one but she knows John is in heaven, free of pain. He will be missed by so many people who knew him. His long time friend George said John was like a dad to him and every time George came down from Indiana, he always stopped to Tony and friends Brian and Kelly are Tony, Rick, Brian and Kelley you all are so dear to me. PICO, GERARD A. "JERRY" a resident of Bay Island in South Pasadena for 18 years, went to on Feb. 5, 2013, after losing his battle with lung cancer. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Florida in 1994 and enjoyed his retirement to the fullest playing tennis, golf, walking his dog and talking to people. He is survived by his loving wife, Eva Ridzy-Pico of 40 years. His adopted adoring pets, Andre II and Susie. sons, Gerard M. Pico, both of Switzerland; brothers, Salvatore (Nettie) of Clifton Park, NJ, Albert (Mary) of Staten Island, NY, Joseph of Port Charlotte; sister; and nephews in New York and Connecticut, including many, many good friends in Florida, New York, and Connecticut. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Feb. 9, 2013 at Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach from 2-4 p.m. RAYMOND, KENNETH C., 71 of South Pasadena, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. For a full online obituary, services, and tribute go to www.beachmemorial.com.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 47 Community Band to Perform Concert Broadway and Ireland is the featured theme for the free concert presented by the South Pasadena Community Band on the evening of Wednesday, March 13th, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Treasure Island Community will lead the band with selections which include Jersey Boys, The Toy Trombone, selections from The Music Man, Flute Rag, Fantasia on an Irish Hymn and Ireland. Come Island Festival 2013 This years street fair Festival will serve as the kick off for Gulf Beaches Historical Museums 20th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Museum plays host once again to a celebration of island culture that can only be found in our south beach communities. they commemorate 20 years of all volunteer service to the community. Band and the St. Pete Shanties who sing the songs that sailors, with a special Florida emphasis. The Florida Suncoast MG Car Club will show collectors cars. The car club, organized in 1980, is the most active British car club in the Tampa Bay area. Special character appearance by walking tours led by costumed docents. See the new exhibit, a tribute to the now defunct St. Pete friendly. Art, craft and treasure vendors, including the Museums own Treasure Table will be present. The Museum is located at 115 10th Ave., Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach. Always free admission. Call 727-552
48 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntBuying a Car You Cant Afford Dear Mary: I bought a car I can no longer afford. Thanks to I still have some problems because of my car. I have put it up for sale, but I owe more than its worth. How do you sell a car when you dont have the title? And how do you get out from under a car loan you cant afford? -Kelly, Washington Dear Kelly: First, call your lender procedure for transferring the title to a new buyer. Next, go to a site like Edmunds.com or KBB.com to determine a realistic amount you can expect to get for the car. Check local listings to see if that number squares with what similar cars are going for in your area. Now, determine about how much you will need to pay off the loan once you secure a buyer. Go to your credit union or bank, and tell them your plan to sell the car and why you need a short-term unsecured signature loan to make up the difference between what you owe and the sale price you expect to get. I know this represents new debt, but it will be required for Once you have a buyer, you will need the proceeds of that new loan together with the buyers money to clear the title so it can be transferred. Once the car is sold, you will not be free of the debt, but you will have a much smaller loan. Even though the new payment will be a lot less than your old car payment, continue to pay as much toward the new loan each month as you did on the old quickly. deter you. It may sound like a big, fat hassle to sell a car for which you do not have the title, but people do that every day. Just take it one step at a time, make sure everyone involved knows what you are doing, and youll Dear Mary: I am in a sticky situation. My husband and I have been trying to get out of debt, using your debt-proof living plan. Heres the problem: My in-laws are horribly in debt, having lost their business and their home. They called my husband recently asking for a $1,400 loan to buy a car. We dont have that built into our plan, so he put it on our credit card. He did this because he feels he needs to help his parents. dearly. I just dont know how to deal with this. -Nancy, South Carolina Dear Nancy: I understand your angst, but I dont think this is the hill you want to die on. The deed is done, so its time to back off and trust the decision your husband made. Worst case, this will add a few more months full repayment. In spite of everything, it sounds to me like youve got a pretty good guy.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 49 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Post Membership Mtg.-6pm Please attend, your input is valuable Check with the Post for any upcoming events email email@example.com www.post305.org We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm.
50 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 2/1 Civil Matter5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. Disturbance1700 Blk 59th St. S. Domestic5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic1800 Blk 59th St. S. Drug Call900 Blk 58th St. S. DUI57th St. & 26th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Neighbor Problem5400 Blk 11th Ave. S. Noise5600 Blk 25th Ave. S. Saturday 2/2 Animal Call2600 Blk 53rd St. S. Disturbance56th St. & 16th Ave. S. Domestic5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery6200 Blk 13th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Juvenile Trouble52nd St. & 18th Ave. S. Sunday 2/3 Assault3000 Blk Clinton St. S. Burglary1800 Blk 52nd St. S. Burglary5300 Blk 30th Ave. S. Disturbance5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1700 Blk 52nd St. S. Noise1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Monday 2/4 Disturbance5100 Blk 27th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk 14th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem1800 Blk 51st St. S. Noise5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5900 Blk 19th Ave. S. Tuesday 2/5 Accident53rd St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call2200 Blk 53rd St. S. Burglary26th Ave. & Miriam St. S. Civil Matter5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4500 Blk 26th Ave. S. Domestic3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Harassing Phone CallsLocation Withheld. Person Under Inuence5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Shots Fired (Heard)5000 Blk 17th Ave. S. Wednesday 2/6 Animal Call1300 Blk 59th St. S. Burglary4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. Domestic4900 Blk 14th Ave. S. Domestic2800 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Brush Fire5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery2200 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Juvenile Trouble900 Blk 58th St. S. Keep the Peace2200 Blk 51st St. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk Pine Grove Terr. S. Thursday 2/7 Accident64th St. off Pelican Dr. S. Civil Matter2300 Blk 52nd St. S. Disorderly Conduct5300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic6300 Blk 11th Ave. S. Domestic1800 Blk 53rd St. S. Neighbor Problem2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Person Under Inuence56th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. I f Y ou H aven t T alke d T o U s A bo ut Yo ur l oca l agent kn ows your l oca l needs.Y our e Paying T oo Much I f Y o u H a v e n t T a l k e d T o U s A b ou t Yo ur loca la ge n t Y our e Payin g T oo MuchCONDO INSURANCE CONDO INSURANCE 5308 Gulfport Blvd. S. 209-8888 727 Mi ke W hitman A gen t W e work w it h o ver 50 com pa ni es to get you the best r at es!
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 51 Try your hand at Sudoku Raymond James Relocates to Beach Raymond James Financial Services, Beach Team is pleased to announce Blind Pass Road. Peter Glickenhaus, Branch Manager and owner, has been an investment advisor since 1983 and has served the beach area since July 2007. With this move, the them the room to be able to provide free weekly investment seminars. 2100 to welcome them to the new the seminars. St Pattys Day Party at the Senior Center How green can you go? Its the St. March 13 beginning at 2 p.m. at the 5501 27th Avenue S. Tickets are $5 snacks and a free ticket for a special drawing. From 2-2:30 p.m., enjoy Irish music by seasoned tenor, Paul Fornatar at the dining area stage followed by musical entertainment by the Toonsters. Wear your St. Patricks costume contest with prizes for the of fun at the Gulfport Senior Center. For more information call 893-2237 or 893-1231. This event supports the Senior Center and its programs through the Gulfport Senior Center Foundation. Literacy Festival in its Third Year The Third Annual James Weldon in the parkland behind the St. Petersburg James Weldon Johnson Avenue S. and the adjacent Enoch the Friends of the Johnson Branch City of St. Petersburg, celebrates the joy of reading and the importance of literacy to the African-American community. Admission is free and free books will be given to children of all ages. Beginning at 9 a.m., live entertainment will be featured as well as childrens activities including a puppet show, hula-hoope contest and presentations and demonstrations will take place and the festival will conclude at 4 p.m. with the annual Walk for Reading: a parade through the surrounding neighborhood. the library. For more information or to secure for vendors space at a cost of $25, contact Kevin Johnson at 727342-2235 or KevinJohnson5370@ yahoo.com.
52 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Winter Show 2013By Luba Robinson The Treasure Island Art Guild 2013 Winter Show is exhibiting the works of award winning artists Carolyn Beard, George through February 27th at our Community Center. A symphony of stunning color creates chasms of form in Comanche Moon and House of the rising Sun, the art of illustrious acrylic painter, Beard. Realism lends itself to the abstract in Night Blooms and The Reef, together spelling the lyrical touch of her brush. Pitcher Plant whose striking design and intense color captures its prey as well as the viewerseye. While Sleeper suggests reality in a dream state, brilliant hues spill over into Untitled and Green Peppers. emotions as it shows a viewer the essence of what its all about. at Rest, Bait House, and a watercolor The Causeway. Her Haitian roots continue to speak of her sensitivity to the hues of the tropics in the dazzling Gleaning from an extensive background in art education, Tuccis acrylic abstracts successfully address drawing out emotions and interpretations as spirit. Broken Heart speaks to an inner landscape. An acute sense of color harmony triumphs in the work of pastel artist and the vintage charm of a Florida of yesterday. The beauty of a limited palette and great composition gives us Three Bags Full. Gulf Blvd. Call 727-547-4575 for hours of operation. "End of Day" by Claire Paultre Hear some Gospel Music Bruce Ayers and the Gospel Truth S. in South Pasadena on Sunday, a neighbor or friend and join them. You can bring a snack to share, but Stetson to offer Information Sessions is hosting part-time law school information sessions in January, February and March for prospective law students who wish to learn more about the admissions process. Stetson enrolls new students annually in the fall. Prospective full-time law students are also welcome to attend. Those interested in attending should campus All programs will start at and directions to Stetsons Tampa or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Gentle Yoga Comes to St. Pete Beach tone muscles and enhance your overall physical and mental well is proven to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, and calm the mind. Gentle Yoga is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:15 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, information. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 53 Teens Behind the Scenes Program What happens when someone calls 9-1-1 with a medical emergency? Whats it like behind bars in the Pinellas County Jail? Area teens get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at county government in Teens Behind the Scenes, a free program for local high school students presented by Pinellas Countys Youth Advisory Committee. Presentations take place once a Students may attend one or more, or Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Program line-up: Enjoy a visit to Animal Services and learn about pet care and animal control. up look at the Pinellas County EMS responders exercise. tour of the Pinellas County Jail. representatives from the Pinellas judge. time with the Pinellas County commissioners at an awards night Room of the Pinellas County Courthouse. Registration deadline for each session is one week before the program date. Class sizes are limited. To register, visit eventbrite.com For more information on Teens Behind the Scenes or the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Zumba Classes Three Days a Week Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow calorie burning dance of people towards joy and health. The St. Pete Beach Community Center, Zumba Classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. The cost Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? listening ear of another person who has empathy for your situation? If so, we invite you to visit one of our Care Givers Support Groups at Pasadena Community Church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Street S. Both groups are open to the public for those attending to share with others who are in like situations their experiences, joys and concerns of care giving. The person may be a relative or just a good friend. It is not necessary that the individual reside in the same house with you or even the same state. Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
54 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. The Perils of Probate In an attempt to avoid probate when she dies, Mary decides to put thousand dollar home. Mary recently was involved in the probate of her Mary wanted to make sure that her son, Al, did not have to experience the same expensive procedure on her death. After the deed was recorded on the home, Al became a joint owner with his mother. Since Al is now legally recognized no longer has total control of the real consent and signature before she can list the home for sale, enter into a lease of the home or put a mortgage on the home. In addition, Mary runs homestead exemption which would then increase the amount of taxes on the home. Since Al is now a part owner of the home, his creditors could potentially make a claim against the home because it is now one of his assets. By giving Al a half-interest in the home, Mary has made a gift of one hundred thousand dollars to Al. The Internal Revenue Service only allows individuals to make tax-free gifts of up to twelve thousand dollars per year. As a result, Mary is required may have to pay gift taxes upon her death. In addition, if there is a mortgage and note on the home, each time Mary makes a mortgage payment, she is considered to be making a gift to Al. Mary could have avoided all of these potential problems. She could have retained the home only in her name and passed the home to Al under the homestead property goes directly to her child or children upon death. death, Al would then own the home at its "stepped-up basis." What that market value of the home on the date sell the home he would have little or no income taxes to pay because stepped-up basis in the home. On the other hand, if Mary deeds a one-half interest in her home to Al during her be what Mary paid for the home which could potentially be far less case, if Al sold the property, he would which taxes would have to be paid. probate expenses by deeding part of her home to Al during her lifetime could have some less than favorable consequences for both Mary and Al. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers 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 please consult an attorney. 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Vi Contact Lens Specialists e l Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 55 DAV ID R. MENDO ZA D .M.D .Pr ev e ntiv e and Cos metic Dentist ry Den tistr y f or t he en tire F am il y321-5346 GULFPOR TPROFESSIONAL BUILDINGConv eniently located across from Sav eALo t5026 5028 GULFPOR T BL VDDEDICA TED T O THE HEAL TH OF Y OUR FA MIL Y.NE W PA TI EN TS WE LC OM E!We N ow Accept : MetLi fe Delta Dental, Aer micus Li fe Guardian, Aetna, Asurant PPO, AARP & Medicare/Unite d Health Care, Liber ty and Dentema x VD A T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00 A Century of Memories at Womans Club GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary in grand style on Saturday, February 9th. The ballroom was packed to capacity, with the majority of attendees dressed to the nines in the theme colors of black and white to mach the dcor. Nancy Ruane was the chairman of the event. Upon entering the club, the guests were greeted by a continuous rolling slide show of photos taken during events from the past century. The program was opened by a welcome from President and State Treasurer Sharon Oliphant. Eleven past presidents were recognized and were each presented with a long stem red rose: Bernice McCune, Mary Clayton, Joanne Walker, Teresa Hartley, Rebecca Stewart, Joan Jaicks and Pat Bonanno. A wonderful dinner was catered by Parkshore Grill. Guest speaker was Paul Tash, CEO of the Tampa Bay Times. The highlight of the narrated by Teresa Hartley with the technical assistance of Shannon Bailey. On special display was a Proclamation from the City of St. Petersburg and a letter of congratulations from Governor Rick Scott. meetings, Saturday Group, weekly sewing group, card games) or information on booking their Historical Clubhouse, call 727-822-4982 or visit www. StPetersburgWomansClub.org. Tilly is a female, Tortoiseshell. This beautiful gal will make a great companion for any household. She is spunky and more about Tilly and our other adoptable animals, please Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727-328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter Volunteer at the Chamber The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for multiple tasks. If you are retired and looking to use your business acumen in helping local business start ups; if you have skills in bookkeeping or administrative management, or just looking to meet new people they would be interested in speaking with you. If you wish to have scheduled hours manning your expertise when needed please let contact them via email at info@ gulfportareachamberofcommerce. org. Apply for Art Guilds Scholarship Award The Treasure Island Art Guild is offering a $1,500 Scholarship Award to a student going on to study art at a university this next summer. This is a way the Art Guild has of giving back to the community by encouraging all young art students to prepare for the challenging assignments submitting art work is March 10th, 2013. For more information please visit: www.TreasureIslandArtGuild. org. Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday is serving lunch on Thursdays at St. Petersburg. The club is in regular winter mode so that the luncheons are one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays menu is soup, koldunai (meat sour cream, dessert and coffee. As Everyone is welcome.
56 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 SPCA Pet of the Week by your side. This three year old terrier mix wants to be org. Attention Gulfport TeensAre you 13-19 years of age? Are you interested in becoming a part of changing the way people view teens? includes working with the City Council concerning equipment recommendations; budgetary considerations for Citys parks and recreation programs; and provide recommendations, suggestions and assistance with youth events for community experiences by attending local and state conferences, participating in community services projects and by representing the best of the Citys positions and three alternate member positions available. Applicants must be Gulfport residents or be involved in a City of Gulfport program established for teenagers. Applications may be picked up at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S. Positions are open until One Act Play Submissions Soon! Its getting to be time to write those Community Players will be taking submissions during February and March of 2013 for their 13th Annual Summer One Act Play Festival. These plays have to be short, somewhere between 5 and 20 minutes in length. They must use a very limited set and props. You must submit two hard copies of your play(s) to: Gulfport The plays can be comedies, drama, whatever, but must be suitable for all audiences (no R-rated language, etc.). The Players would prefer plays submitted from somewhat local playwrights, in keeping with the spirit of community theater. The deadline for submissions is March 30th. The Players will have their Play Reading Committee read the submitted plays in April. That committee will pick out what they think are the best plays and submit them to the Players Board for vote and approval in May. If your play is chosen, you will be contacted by the Players. You will not receive any money for your play however, as the Players are a true community theater. The chosen plays will be presented in their 13th Annual Summer One Act Festival at the Hickman Theater in July. The Festival will run from July 11th through July 21st, 2013. 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. building and features gifts.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 57 2 Cool for 2 YearsBy Cathy Salustri Margaret Hiller pays local artist Eric Folsom for two bracelets at this weekends 2Cool Art Show. Mrs. Hiller and her husband, who live in Flushing, about Gulfport from artists who live outside town, please read the Gabs on page 19. Flea Market to Benet Animal Shelter Antique Galleries of St. Petersburg at 450 34th Street N. will hold a Flea from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in their large parking lot. Pet Pal Animal Shelter will have some of their adoptable dogs available to see. You will enjoy demonstrate her painting. Preview the mall and parking facility at AntiqueGalleriesofStPetersburg.com Events. The public is welcome to come and shop both the Flea Market and the Mall. Toddler Storytime at Gulfport Library Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the 5501 28th Avenue S., every Thursday or email@example.com.
58 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 Registration Open for 2013 Clown Alley Registration is now open for the 2013 Clown Alley Clown School, produced by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg and sponsored by All Childrens Hospital. This popular community program, which is open to students of all ages, has been a tradition in St. Petersburg since 1972. Clown School, teaches character performance techniques during the one day class. All participants will be invited to show off their new skills in the Illuminated Night Parade on Thursday, March 21st and again in The class will be held on Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Childrens Hospital Education Conference Center, 701 Fourth Street S., St. Petersburg. The cost is $20 per person, plus $10 for each additional family member. The fee includes instruction, a Clown Alley t-shirt and a box lunch. Make up and supplies will also be available for sale. Registration forms are available on the Clown Alley page at suncoasters-stpete.com or by calling 821-9888. Advanced registration is recommended. Same day registration begins at 9 a.m. until the class is full. Ostomy Support Group you have the opportunity to get needed information and education that you can get back to an active life. It is also the place where you can share your triumphs and knowledge with those who are now facing the surgery that saved your life. The meeting day and time has changed beginning this month. They will be meeting on Sunday, February 24th at St. Anthonys Hospital at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on the They will have a round table discussion which is very useful when it comes to learning to live challenges you may be having. A whole new world will open up to you by discussing your problems with others who have experienced the about new and better products and meet fellow ostomates. The meetings of the United Ostomy Association local support group are the last Sunday of each month at St. Anthonys Hospital from 2-3 p.m. Refreshments are served. There is no cost for the meetings. City Power Toastmasters City Power Toastmasters Club is the place where gambling with your future is 100% in your favor. You will learn to conduct productive meetings, speak in front of a people and become a better leader. These skills are needed in all areas of life including at home, work, and in the community. organization devoted to professional leadership and communication in a relaxed, diverse and fun atmosphere. Join them every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., One Fourth Street N., Municipal Services Building Petersburg. Call 893-7918.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 59 By Cathy Salustri Part-time Gulfport resident James Beyor believes water is the answer, and it looks like he knows how to prove himself right. Its a fascinating endeavor, he says of his invention, the for prime time Mr. Beyor still must run sea trials and get more funding to make his invention a reality but, he says, he hopes it will be soon. What, exactly, did he invent? Simply put, the retired engineer created a way to use water to move boats through the water. he says. It forces it through The faster it goes, the more water goes to the outside. Its an all-hydrostatic method of propulsion. Why should this Gulfporttested invention make a difference for boaters? Three reasons: the environment, manatee, and sea bottom. a smaller carbon footprint than conventional engines. It will use diesel, he says, but it will use half the fuel of a conventional power boat motor. Our goal is to make will get eight miles to the gallon. Most power boaters consider fuel consumption in terms of gallons per hour. Mr. Beyors also shooting for sustained speeds of 20 25 knots. His invention will not waste energy, he says, and it can use solar power instead of diesel fuel. It will also throw a minimal stern wake, weigh less than a conventional engine, and with three moving parts, have less potential to break. Reasons two and three: his invention also has no propeller, meaning it wont cut manatees and it also wont damage coral or sea grass. It wont harm manatee, and it wont disturb the shoreline, he says. Right now, hes preparing for sea trials in Islamorada next month, and when he gets enough funding, he hopes to start manufacturing the Hes also working on creating a center keel for a sailboat, one with no drag He says his background as a pilot helped him created Im a pilot, and I understand the vortex coming off wings of a plane, he says. In theory I want to harness the power of a tornado, he says with a serious smile. The power of a waterspout. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@ theGabber.com.Harnessing Tornadoes: Local Inventor James Beyor
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62 Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 A Local Mardi Gras costumes. Also "Ritmas", an adult dance group of the club, demonstrated dances for the members and guests in the celebration. Host a Clothing Drive (CTK) provided more than 12,000 wardrobes to low-income children attending Pinellas County schools. CTK is asking schools and places of worship to immediately help them or gently used clothing and shoes. Their inventory is low and they know urgent needs for boys and girls pants in grades K-12. Cash donations are always welcome and are used to purchase needed M-F, 9-5, at 3251 Third Avenue N., Ste. 145, St. Petersburg. Clothes To that provides school clothing to low-income, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. For more information, 727-441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.
Gabber February 14 February 20, 2013 63 Twist to Unwind: Reverse Logic Makes Yoga Sublime OK, heres a bit of silliness to start your dendrites dancing: What do Chubby Checker and every yoga class have in common? Think now. Chubby Checker made twisting wildly popular in the s, but for thousands of years before him, yogis were doing twists as part of their daily bliss-building routine: deep, penetrating twists around the spinal column that are done standing up, or sitting down; upside-down or rightside-up; twisting as far as possible to the left, then twisting as far as possible the opposite way. But whats the purpose of all this pretzelizing? Humility? A trimmer torso? Just because we can? Todays brief pitch for my primo form of exercise will help you understand why yoga is such a wondrous workout, one that is carefully designed to Too many people focus only on the the outward appearance of a yoga asana -i.e. Triangle, Cobra, more important in some ways, is what is going on inside your body as you relax into each pose, using your (energy). WHY TWIST? When you do a twist, you are giving your organs and glands a good wringing out. Followed by a good soaking. Think of a sponge. First you squeeze it dry, then you release it, and it soaks postures work different vital areas -your kidneys, adrenals, liver -but the one thing that all twists have bring in fresh, healing blood. This cleansing is especially important in winter, when our bodies tend to be more sluggish. A few twists a day really can help keep the doctor away. Spinal twists lubricate, nourish and increase the elasticity of the muscles and ligaments of your spine. Twists help balance your nervous system, prevent backache and massage your internal organs, toning your kidneys, spleen and liver. Twisting also helps with your digestion and your elimination. You cant say that about a game of tennis. LEARN HOW. So now you understand why twists are so therapeutic. Next you need to learn how to do them correctly. For that, turn to a good yoga teacher. Mindless twisting can add too much pressure and strain on your body, while a wise teacher can help you understand and respect your limits. With practice, youll learn to use your breath to maximize your twists, through pain. When you learn to surrender to the resistance of a twist, you have learned something about surrendering to life, letting go of old stagnant energy to make room rush in. MAILBAG ALERT! I love your letters, even when they J.H.: (and politics) and read it regularly. However, I do have a bone to pick with a recent column, Holiday food, stress lead to extra pounds. Your recommendation to spit it out after chewing food was a particularly bad one. That kind of response to overeating can set the stage for developing an eating disorder. Far too many people suffer with bulimia daughter. It is not something to encourage nor take lightly. A family physician wrote, too, also scolding me for my spit it out idea. Its something people with eating disorders do, she said with a encouraged. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! THE WISDOM OF CHUBBY were really hummin, Yeaaaah, lets Chubby Checker Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e
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Card of Thanks PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. I.S.S. 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. 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 nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. I.S.S. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.F. 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 Glory Bes. I.S.S. 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. Yard/Garage Sale PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. J.F. Card of Thanks Card of Thanks
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