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No. 2304 April 4 April 10, 2013 Call f or an appointment727-343-3132 Welcome to South Pasadena Wal-Mart?South Pasadena Mayor Calabria says its comingBy Cathy Salustri from a done deal, South Pasadena Mayor Dan Calabria sent an e-mail telling constituents he met with a representative of the development group that works for Wal-Mart who told him the group was moving forward with plans to remodel the vacant Publix location into a WalMart. In 2008, Publix vacated the shopping plaza and moved to the empty Albertsons store at the opposing corner of Gulfport Boulevard and Pasadena. Since then, the cornerstone storefront in the Pasadena Shopping Center has remained vacant. The Hallmark store also closed, although a CVS, Regions and smattering of other shops remain open. Wal-Mart, page 5With Thanks and Beads At Monday nights annual meeting of the Gulfport Historical Society, President Miki Vaughan presented historian Lynne Brown with a gift of thanks for her contributions to the Society. The Society included a gift certicate to Buttons, Bangles, and Beads on Corey Avenue; Ms. Brown makes jewelry. To volunteer with the Gulfport Historical Society or receive the newsletter, call the museum at 327-0505 Introducing Melinda Pletcher, St. Pete Beach District Four CommissionerBy Cathy Salustri Melinda Pletcher is a force of nature to watch. She moves forward at what seems to be a million miles an hour, but once she slows down for you, you have her full attention. She and her husband, Steve, raised two girls in Pass-a-Grille, and they still live on the water in Vina del Mar. Her husband has his own semiconductor business on St. Pete Beach. His family owns Middle Grounds (and formerly owned Robbys Pancake House); her father lives locally as well. She makes her priorities clear when she talks: See Beach Commissioner, page 31 A New Gulfport Police Station? A Word From the ChiefGulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent speaks about moving the police station With the proposal at a recent workshop to consider building a new police station, I knew it wouldnt be long before folks started asking for my comments. The fact is, this is not a new idea. I presented the concept during budget planning in 2009/2010 as an effort to help address rising concerns about safety on our citys northeastern border. It quickly became clear, however, this project was unlikely to become See Police Station, page 45
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Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 3 Large Dog Park Closes for Maintenance Large Dog Park is closed from Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th for general maintenance. Large dogs will use the small dog park on Tuesday and Thursday while small dogs will have the Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule. Parks will reopen the Large Dog Park on Saturday, April 13th at 9 a.m. They appreciate your patience throughout this process. Please contact Bob Williams at 727-893-1066 if you have any questions regarding the closure of the park. CORRECTIONS Last week, the Gabber ran an article about Gulfports city council workshop. In it, we printed Gulfport has 108 full time employees; roughly 50 of those work for the police department. This should have read work for the public safety departments, which would include police and The Gabber ran a photo of Dawn Fisher making a generous donation to the Senior Center food pantry in the Mar. 28, 2013 issue. We misspelled her name in the caption. We apologize for the error. Remembering Pam A celebration plaque was purchased by friends of the late Pam McGinnis. There will be a small gathering at the Gulfport Senior Center on Friday, April 5 at noon at the Celebration Wall outside of the Senior Center. All are welcome to participate in her life and memory. Gulfport Lions Pancake Breakfast The Gulfport Lions will be presenting their fourth Pancake Breakfast of the Season, Saturday, April 6th, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please note these new serving hours. Breakfast will be served at the Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton Drive So. in the Gulfport Marina Area. Ask anybody! Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs and sausage with coffee or tea to drink, and all you care to eat at the donation price of $5 per person. Bring your entire family and friends and spend an enjoyable morning overlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. You might even see some manatees. Children really love these breakfasts. When you come and support their fund raising activities, you are doing much to help them help those in need. Their primary efforts are directed towards sight preservation. There are many other community based functions they continue to sponsor and fund. Gulfport Lions is a service organization, meeting the needs of those less fortunate.
4 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Aquamania Returns Bigger than Ever! The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Gulfport are co-sponsoring the Pro Hydro-X of the season, Saturday through SUnday, April 6th and 7th. This two day event will feature personal watercraft racing both closed course and freestyle. Tucked in with this full throttle action are two days of entertainment including a Kayak and Paddle Board Race and Recycle Regatta. This free event will have something for everyone to enjoy. Events features free admission, free kids activities, vendors, Corn Hole Tournament, kayak and paddle board races, Recycle Regatta, beer, wine and food. Come down to the Gulfport Beach and park for free. To become a vendor contact Suzanne King at www.sikpromotions. com. For more information on the races www.prohydrox.com/ gulfport.html. To participate in the Corn Hole Tournament www. tampabayclubsports.com. To sign up for the kayak, paddle board or recycle regatta or general information www. gulfportareachamberofcommerce.org Hydrocross is like motorcross and freestyle motorcross on the water. been held on Gulfport Beach, come and get thrilled! Bayway Bridge Update Orion (the contractor working on the Bayway Bridge) plans to close the eastbound lanes of the Bayway Bridge from 9 a.m. until at least 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Please note: Orion could extend this closure into the evening. Workers will make sure emergency vehicles can get through the work zone as needed. Workers will not necessarily have eastbound lanes closed all day, however drivers should anticipate closures and pay attention St. Pete Beach and the bridge for more information. As always, the Gabber will post any changes under the Top Stories section of our web site (www. theGabber.com) as we learn of them.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 5 Wal-Mart, from front pagestep in the revitalization of the city for both businesses and residents. with upgrading and improving Pasadena Avenue, more major businesses will be looking at us as a candidate for their attention and possible location, Mayor Calabria said, noting that Wal-Marts presence new, major national brand to become part of South Pasadena in too many years. Wal-Mart Grocery Store, known as the Neighborhood Market, applied for a site plan three months ago, according to Neil Schwartz, South Pasadenas Community Development Director. The Neighborhood Markets focus on selling groceries rather than a full complement of items sold in larger Wal-Marts. The plan did not include major exterior renovations but Wal-Mart, if it did pursue the deal, would have to make extensive renovations inside the old grocery store, Mr. Schwartz said. The city approved the site plan but has nothing else on record from from Wal-Mart. The next step is going to be pulling permits. Ive been in touch with the development company since January 2011, and weve come a long way to get here. Its taken too long, [but] Im assuming the work permits will be in place in three or four weeks, Mayor Dan Calabria said. I dont want to imply that theres an opening date, but Im going to work closely with them on a grand opening event. As far as I was concerned, it was looking at millions and millions of dollars for Wal-Mart to come in, Mr. Schwartz said. We have a 40,000 square foot shopping center thats been sitting out there vacant... we have what I call tire kickers. He could not say that Wal-Mart had plans to move forward with the old Publix but cautioned that he did not mean to contradict the mayor. Wal-Mart looked at the former WinnDixie in Gulfport (now a Save-a-Lot) but never submitted a site plan.MA Society toMeet Massachusetts Society will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at Beachway Mobile Park on 54th St. in Gulfport at 1 p.m. This will be their annual pizza party. Cost is $3 for members, $7 for guests. They will meet again on November 13th. JAS
6 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Gulfport Lions Give Flag to Gulfport Elementary Years ago, the Gulfport Lions Gulfport Elementary, according to secretary Art Padula. When it wore out, the school asked for a new one, which the Lions provided. Were the good guys. I think were in Gulfport that does that kind of stuff, Mr. Padula said. Jean Beum, President of the Lions Club, and Art Padula, Secretary, presented it to the principal, James Pribble, on the schools closed-circuit morning news show Wednesday morning.Republican Club to Meet Ken Burke, Pinellas County Clerk of the Court, will address the members and friends of the St. Petersburg Republican Club on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Mr. Burke will discuss the position he has taken and publicly put forth on the red light cameras. Following his presentation Mr. Burke will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer Session. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information on this event and other club activities, please call Gus Pries, 727-864-0312.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 7 Pensions, Libraries and Procedures in Gulfport Housekeeping items from the Gulfport city council meeting: not cost the city money; they instead satisfy IRS requirements. from the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. This grant will go towards improvements to the Gulfport library, including technology upgrades and plumbing and electrical work. Councilwoman Christine Brown, as the Suncoast League of Cities representative and Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke as the alternate. Council initially planned to name freshman Councilman Michael Fridovich as the alternate, but he asked to withdraw his name from consideration, citing personal issues that might prevent him from giving the committee proper attention. and policies with a 3-2 vote. Although all the council expressed consensus regarding the posited rules and policies at the workshop, since that time Councilwomen Christine Brown and Jennifer Salmon changed their view and voted against the proposed policies. nonresident fee for registration to participate in the recreation department. Council lowered the fee from $110 to $22 per year. served policy regarding the beach pavilion. Womens Sailing Regatta The Boca Ciega Yacht Club will host a Womens Sailing Regatta on Monday, April 8th, with a rain date of Tuesday, April 9th. The event is the annual Rainbow Regatta of the Florida Womens Sailing Association (known as FWSA). The two organizing groups are the Broad Reachers from the St. Petersburg Yacht Club station at Pass-a-Grille and the Treasure Island Tackers from Treasure Island. There will be 11 womens sailing organizations represented from this west-central region of Florida and they The organization was founded in 1973 and there are over 400 women sailing weekly at their respective clubs. The racing will take place in the morning and will be followed by a picnic luncheon and social hour. Call 321-7295.
8 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Game Night is Tomorrow The Bocce Club is once again sponsoring a Trivial Pursuit night. This fun game night will be held tomorrow, Friday, April 5th at 7:15. Doors will open at 6:45. Tickets are still available. Tables of 6-9 persons are available from any Bocce Board Questions can also be answered by them or call Judy at 344-7558. Check Channel 96 for names and numbers of all Bocce Board members. A donation of $5 is requested. This will give you a wonderful evening with coffee and soft drinks provided, along with a delicious Dessert Buffet. Dont forget its BYOB. Band Returns to Galatea Garden On April 11, at 7:30 p.m., the South Pasadena Community Band will present Galatea Favorites. The free concert will take place in the beautiful Galatea Garden at 7001 Sunset Drive in South Pasadena. Gather your friends and your lawn chairs and come enjoy selections that include Raymond Overture, Les Miserables, and New York 1927. They look forward to entertaining you! Spring Tennis Festival Come and enjoy the lifetime sport of tennis. Learn all the different ways it can be played and all the new adaptive equipment. So, whether you are 2 or 92, this sport can work for you. It is a great way to get moving and have fun. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 10-11:30 a.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr. This event is free and family friendly. For more information visit www.spbrec. com or call 727-363-9245. Beginning Spanish This 8 week session for beginners will be held on Mondays from April 8-May 27. The fee is $10 per class and is held in the Art room at the Gulfport Recreation center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information please contact the instructor by email at : tutoring@ conversationalspanishnow.com.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 9 Lifeguard Certication Training Interested in becoming a Lifeguard? St. Pete Beach Family Aquatics Center will be offering training. Lifeguard training class is open to anyone 15 years and older. Class will be offered two more times this spring: Session II April 6-18, Session III May 4-16 at the St. Pete Beach Family Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Cost is only $160 for St. Pete Beach residents and $180 nonresidents. Sign up now more information call 727-363-9264 or visit www.spbrec.com. Catch some Jazz Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor the following concerts: On Sunday, April 7 there will be a poolside concert and barbecue. Bob Leary and the Three Thin Guys will play from 6-9 p.m. at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, 6000 Sun Blvd., Tierra Verde. Reservations required to 727-596-7142. Admission $25/35. On Thursday, April 11 Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Admission is $7, students and military free with I.D. Call 727522-6877. Polish American Society The Polish American Society, 1343 Beach Drive SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) will hold their next dance on April 7th. Doors open at 1 p.m.; bar is open at 1:30 p.m. Dinner is from 2-3:30 p.m. and costs $7. Dancing is from 3-6 p.m. to Soundz of South and costs $5 for members and $7 for guests. Become a member. Please RSVP for dinner; 3-course meal will be served, pork roast or meat loaf. Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all nationalities. For more information call Bev at 727-526-6835 or visit www. polishamericansociety.org. Unlocking the Door to Successful Caregiving The 7th Annual Caregivers Conference Unlocking the Door to Successful Caregiving will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This conference is sponsored by the James Sanderlin Neighborhood Center and will be held at Suncoast Hospice, 3050 First Avenue S., St. Petersburg. This is a free event and continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Call 727-321-9444 to register. Speakers and agencies providing services to caregivers will be present. This is a program aimed at helping persons struggling with caregiver responsibilities.
10 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Letters Times have Changed Dear Editor: I read an article recently on the average net worth of today's families. They listed two home equity; the other not listing home equity. I guess home equity depends on what someone is willing to pay for the house. Not including the house, the average household net worth is only $20,000. There are people ready to retire and at best only have $20,000 in savings. Where did it all go? A lifetime of work, putting kids through school, maybe buying things they could do without. For what ever reason, they are heading into an adventure. When I was going to sea on a regular Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper 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. basis to make a buck, I found that an adventure was the result of poor planning. There are countries that will take care of the retired folks so they can live the last of their lives worry free, but not here. I am convinced that the new American dream is to provide for your family's food, clothing, shelter and a modest worry free retirement. Too many thought that the American dream was two cars in the garage and a house guaranteed to appreciate in value each year, making home ownership a very good deal. The times have changed. What you see is what you got. Where did it all go? Tom Barrett Community Yard Sale Space Available Clear out your garage and join the St. Petersburg Recreation Center TASCO Teen Councils Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 6. The popular community yard sale with about 100 vendors in the beautiful Crescent Lake Park, located on the corner of 22nd Avenue and 5th Street North, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Goodwill donation pickup available 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. following the event. Spaces still available for $15 per space. For more information, call 8937813. All proceeds support City of St. Petersburg TASCO Teen Programs. Sponsored by St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. Be sure to check out other exciting activities at www.stpeteparksrec. org.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 11 HAIR with Diane Annual Spring Bonnet Tea You dont want to miss the Centennial Spring Bonnet Tea on Sunday, April 7th from 3-5 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isla Blvd. N.E. A tasty selection of sandwiches and sweets will be served. In keeping with the 100th Anniversary theme, a special Vintage and Contemporary Fashion Show by So Chic will be the featured program. The cost is $10 per person. Sunday dress attire suggested and hats are encouraged. Proceeds of Building Restoration Fund. For reservations, call 727-527-3250 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Red Hot Beach Nuts News On March 13th, 34 ladies with the Red Hot Beach Nuts of Gulfport, took a ride to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Transportation was provided by All Florida Transportation. Mermaids have been entertaining visitors for over 60 years and what show they put on! The group also enjoyed the Wilderness River cruise and Animal Show which took place at the Riverside Theater. Their next outing will be to Sunken Gardens on April 9th. School Assignment Request Period Opens Pinellas County Schools Special Assignment Request period begins on Monday, April 8, and runs through Monday, April 22. This online application process is for parents who would like their children to attend a school other than their zoned school for the 2013-2014 school year. To apply, parents must log onto the districts Student Reservation System, https://reservation.pcsb.org, using their user ID and password. If parents do not have a User ID and password, they may visit any school in the district to get one. Incoming kindergartners and other students new to the district must be enrolled in a school before they begin the process. This means parents must process, not just reserve a seat. All assignments will be made on a space-available basis. Please note that parents must apply for Special Assignments for their children each school year. For more information, call Student Assignment, 727-5886210, or visit the district website, www.pcsb.org. $$$$ S a ving Coupon
12 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Volunteers Needed for Military Parade The Veterans of South Pinellas County are planning their 3rd annual Salute to the Military Parade, street fair and charity breakfast for April 12 and 13th in Pass-a-Grille. They have planned a large parade with some great military vehicles, recruits that will be sworn in at the end of the parade and so much more. To make this a success, they are in need of some volunteers to assist in the following areas: April 12. Time would be from 4 p.m. until around 7:30 p.m. If interested in helping here there is also a short training session on Friday, April 5th at the Pass-A-Grille Community Assoc. building at 7 p.m. morning of April 12th that will meet in Pass-A-Grille Park to help with the planting of Flags, decorations and other chores that will require some lifting and moving of tables, etc. Parade and Fair which will last till 5-10 p.m. to help with the Fair and Breakfast. Breakfast and fair will be going from 7 a.m. to noon and then they have to clean up. All the proceeds are going to a veteran who was severely injured in Afghanistan. Any assistance you can lend would be appreciated. Call Don Schmidt, Event Coordinator at 727 592 2860 or email email@example.com. MOWC to Meet will meet for luncheon April 19 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 call CDR Bill Bolin at 584-1595. Stretch And Release Fitness Class Coming Starting April 17th the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, will be offering a Stretch will help improve posture for greater overall health and well being. Come learn to stretch, breathe and release tension and stress. This one hour class will lengthen and strengthen your muscles including the spine and the core. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m. The cost is only $6 per class. Join anytime. Its fun, safe and user-friendly! Visit www. spbrec.com or call the Community Center at 727-363-9245.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 13 Democratic Club to Meet The April 11 meeting of the Greater PInellas Democratic club will feature Rick Kriseman who has just thrown his hat in the ring in announcing his intention to run for Mayor of St. Petersburg! Rick has already served three outstanding terms in the Florida House and did a stint as a dynamic St. Petersburg City Councilman between his second and third term in Tallahassee. With all that experience, his bona Law degree from Stetson) and his true concern for the citizens of his city( expressed in his promise to listen, learn, lead and move the city forward, Ricks candidacy should prove to be exciting and successful! Come to the meeting and hear how Rick plans to navigate his campaign. Time permitting, he will take questions, encourage discussion. The meeting which will be held at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, will start with cocktails (cash bar) and social time at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 ($15, reservations please to Betty at 727-360-3971) followed by Mr Krisemans presentation. And remember this is the season to start thinking about their annual picnic in Fort De Soto Park on Sunday, May 19.Fashion Saving Diva Our friends at St. Vincent Thrift Store in Gulfport are here to show you how to stretch your money and dress smart on Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. See some of your favorite Gulfport models sport some of the latest fashions for less! Want to know more? Come check it out at this bargain fundraising event with tickets at just $2! Write the name on the back of your ticket to enter a special drawing. The Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation want to thank St. Vincent Thrift Store for sponsoring this fun event!
14 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 First Friday Flea Donations of small items are always welcome for the next First Friday Flea Market scheduled for Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. noon. Ideas for items include watches, any kind of jewelry, including costume jewelry, wallets, change purses, tote bags, purses, knick knacks, knitted slippers or any type slippers. Any clean useable item or items are greatly appreciated. While you visit, please bring a canned good or two to the new bucket of love which will be located in the Senior Center lobby. This food goes into the Center pantry where local seniors who are less fortunate can get the assistance they need. For more information or to get involved call 727-893-2237.Jazz in the Stacks Dave Manson and his O Som Do Jazz band will perform at the West St. Petersburg Community Library on April 4th at 7 p.m. The library is on the SPC/Gibbs campus at 6605 Fifth Avenue N. The 6-piece band features Brazilian bossa-nova and samba-jazz and is led by Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson. The easiest way to approach the library is from Ninth Ave. N. Turn south on 67th St. It will lead you right into the library parking lot. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of West St. Petersburg Community Library and is free. Call Elaine at 727-253-6904. Lithuanian-American Club Lunch The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at 4880 46 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. The spring schedule of luncheons are one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. Todays menu is cepelinai (grated potato meat dumplings) served with bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked Lithuanian bread to buy every Thursday. Call Vida at 866-7936. Everyone is welcome. Seniors want to Sing! Are you a retired choir/music director ready to get back into the scene and have fun? Well, the Gulfport Senior Center is looking for you. They are looking for a vibrant volunteer to lead a choir who loves their music. They are also looking for a piano accompanist. If you are interested, please call Gail at 727-893-2237. Reading Paws with Maya Did you know that reading to an 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 in the childrens area of the library; Maya would love to hear a great story from you! Contact Cailey, City of Gulfport Youth Services Librarian, at cklasson@ mygulfport.us or 727-893-1074.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 15 Hurricane Related Vendors Wanted The City of Gulfport will be hosting the 2013 Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 23rd, 7 p.m. at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue S. (enter on 26th Ave. S.) The City is looking for Hurricane related vendors, products or anything related to helping during hurricane season. The spots are free (one per vendor) and space is limited. Vendors will be located inside the Theater Lobby. A table will be provided, but you must supply your own linens. This informative seminar is open to the public. For more information on this event or your interest in being a vendor, please email jshea@ mygulfport.us or call Justin Shea, City of Gulfport Technical Events Specialist, at 727-893-1118. Fashion Show to Benet Alzheimers Association Coast Chapter of the Alzheimers Association will take place at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue S., on Saturday, April 20, from 1-3 p.m. Fountains residents will model styles by Bon Worth and assorted local retailers will offer accessories for onsite purchase. The event is open to the public and the suggested donation to attend is information, call The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay at 727-381-5411. Scotsman Fitness Zumba Learn Zumba in a friendly nonintimidating atmosphere at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Zumba is an international dance cardio workout that incorporates dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, etc., with no experience needed. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. The cost is $6 per class. Please contact Rachel (instructor) at 419905-5562 or Scotsman Fitness at Facebook for more information. Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members Sunshine City Councils Eater Egg Hunt. The work party was held at the Elmer O. Smith Lodge in Pinellas Park on Tuesday, March 26. Then on Saturday, March 30, members of Laureate Epsilon Theta and the other chapters of Sunshine City Council met at 8 a.m. at the England Brothers Park to spread the eggs out for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt to begin at 9 a.m. Many attended the hunt and the kids had a great time. The hunt for the eggs by the children took only a matter of minutes but the had a fun time was well worth it. The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at the home of Donna Smith and Donna will be presenting the program. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.
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Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 17 Stetson to Host Consumer Protection Expo Consumer protection is the topic of a free community expo offered by Stetson University College of Law. The public is invited to learn about consumer protection and the latest scams and fraud targeting older Americans at Stetsons Elder Consumer Protection Expo on Wednesday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Stetsons Gulfport campus, 1401 61st Sreet. S. Stetsons Elder Consumer Protection Expo will provide services including an on-site document shredding dropoff, Do-Not-Call/Opt-Out registration, and free credit reporting services to help guard against identity theft. Presenters from local and state organizations and agencies will provide information and answer questions during the event. Attendees will be treated to a free continental breakfast, boxed lunch and door prizes. Doors open and continental breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required and limited. To register or request more information, contact Elder Consumer Protection Program administrator Michael Pierce at 727562-7888 or elderconsumers@law. stetson.edu. Wednesday Morning Yoga Yoga with Valerie on Wednesday mornings is at the Gulfport Recreation Center. Class starts at 9 a.m. and cost is $10 a class. Class suitable for all levels, yoga meets you where you are at. For more information call Valerie at 727-557-4258 or go to her websiteyoga mat and a bottle of water. Advisory Committee Seeks Volunteers The City of South Pasadena is looking for residents to serve on the Finance Advisory Committee. Applications are available in the City Clerks Pasadena. For more information call 727-347-4171.
18 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The annual business meeting and tea will be held on April 11th at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street S. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Committee leaders will be elected to serve next year. There Positions up for election are president, program chairman, membership chairman, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, yearbook chairman, treasurer and publicity. Anyone interested in applying for these positions may do so by calling Joyce McMahon at 321-9029 or may do so at the meeting; welcomed. The club will provide food and drink for the tea with members contributing $5 each toward a portion of the cost. Please send your check payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club to Barbara Dye by April 8th. Membership dues for next year will be collected starting at the April meeting. The $5 fee (check payable to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) must be paid before June in order to have your name included in the yearbook. The club would like to see more community involvement. If you are interested in gardening and would like to become a member, please call Joyce McMahon at 321-9021 or come to the meeting on April 11th. Everyone is welcome; you do not have to live in Gulfport or even have a garden! This Weeks Solution
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 19 The Gabs Louis Distasio, Ward Four: I know when the [Gulfport] Neighborhood Center was built it was going to be [used for] the garbage trucks and the police department. I think it would add a little more security. I think it would be a good thing for 49th Street. Bobby Reynolds, Ward Four: I think there does need to be a presence there. I think it would help deter crime over there. Tom Pitzen, Ward Two: It kind of doesnt seem necessary. If it works where it is, we should keep it. It seems that a lot of resources could be allocated in better ways. Joe Baker, Ward One: It doesnt seem to be the central part of the city. Is it going to cost money? [Then] Im not in favor of it. We asked Gulfport residents what they thought about moving the police station from 53rd St. to the 49th St. corridor. Heres what they told us:
20 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Hog Heaven Barbecue Dinner Be sure to get your tickets for the 6th Annual Hog Heaven Barbecue Dinner. John Verville, the Ribdog and Master Kansas City Barbecue Society competitor and judge, will be back again this year at First United Methodist Church, Gulfport on Saturday, April 13th, cooking some old-time championship pork for you. In addition to generous portions of competition quality hickory-smoked pulled pork, dinners will include hickory smoked baked beans, cole slaw, bread and dessert. A plateful and the mouth-watering aromas that go along with it is available for just $9 per person. Hot dog dinners for children under 12 are also available for just $3. Dinners will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. Take-outs are available. Everyone is welcome. Right now about 300 tickets are available. You may purchase your 2728 53rd Street S. in Gulfport. Call 727-321-3620 or 727-488-9031. Shop the Thrift Mall and Gift Store Pasadena Community Church now has four stores at one location (Pasadena Ave. and Second Ave. S.). Hours are 9-1 Wednesday and Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelery; one with gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, childrens clothes, toys and games; and one with furniture, household items, electronics, books and tapes. The other store is in the LEC building and features gifts.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 21 WorshipChristmas in April The Angel Outreach Committee of Pasadena Community UM Church is sponsoring their annual Spring Flea Market on Saturday, April 13th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Jerger Hall, 227 70th Street S. and directly behind the church in west St. Petersburg. Sale items will include unique gifts, toys, books, collectables, clothing, glassware, furniture and other gently used household articles. The grill will open at 10:30 a.m. for those tasty Daves Dawgs. Soft drinks and snacks will also be available. This is a major fundraiser for the committees holiday outreach projects which include Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, Angel Child adoption tree and Christmas party for struggling families with young children in the community. To donate or volunteer, call Kay Benson at 3411296 or Barbara Posey at the church Care Givers Support Groups health concerns of another adult? Do you sometimes feel a need for a 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 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at 227 70 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. Call Pam Lanning at 347-2809 or Barbara Posey at 381-2499, ext. 214.
22 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 April Show The Art Guild will be accepting pictures for the April Show "After the Rain" on Thursday, April 4th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue. Members may enter up to three paintings. If you are not a member, you are invited to join. The Guild will host a reception for the winners of the show on Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. There will be refreshments and an art demonstration at that time. The reception is free and open to interested persons. For more information visit our website at www. TreasureIslandArtGuild.org. Corey Market has New Hours Corey Fresh Market will continue to run Sundays through the end of May from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. and features an average 40 local vendors including organic produce, plants/orchids, specialty foods, arts/crafts and live music. To name a few: Mr I Got Em BBQ, How Sweet It Is Rum Cakes, Kato Plants & Orchids, Charlies Fresh Seafood, Joys International Garlics & Sauces, HG Green Tea, Touch Massage, JR Kettle Korn and many more! Corey merchants are open during market hours. Free parking. Located just off Gulf Blvd. in downtown St. Pete Beach. Call 727-498-8778 or www.coreyave.com. Love your Reptiles! Matthews Wildlife Rescue is at Corey Fresh Market with his best friend, Cosmo and all the others. Come hold a python or pet an iguana...all fun at Corey Fresh Market on Sundays from 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
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24 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Grow Something for Childrens Plant Fair The Childrens Plant Fair on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, is part of the Green Thumb Festival and is a non-competitive program designed to promote environmental awareness in children. Each participant will receive a goody Highlights include: Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show, educational exhibits, grow and share, free mulch, kids crafts, nursery plant vendors, plant auction, gardening tips, and a food court. To participate, just complete two easy steps: Grow one or more plants in a container and second, bring your favorite plant and register card for show and tell, at Walter Fuller between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday. The event takes place at Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26 Avenue N., and starts at 9 a.m. and continues through 3 p.m. Empowerment of Healing Join Barbara Newborn at Scout Hall at 5315 28th Ave. S. in Gulfport on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Her lecture will discuss methods and new insights into the amazing power of healing. Disability and illness can teach us about ourselves. As Barbara says We can learn from these experiences and gain perspective on what is truly important in our lives. Our experiences can also enlighten us toward new directions. We can personally transform from the external world of appearances, into our internal world of balance and self-worth. Barbara Newborn is the author of Return to Ithaca: A womans triumph over the disabilities of a severe stroke. She was the Chief of staff of The National Stroke and Quality of Life Medical Education Institute in New York City Barbara also has two masters degrees in Rehabilitation and teaches Yoga Therapy in Gulfport, Florida and volunteers for the Gulfport Senior Center. This is a free seminar, open to the public and sponsored by the City of Gulfport Senior Center.Wednesday Evening Yoga Yoga with Tamara on Wednesday evenings is at the Gulfport Recreation Center. The class focus is gentle Hatha yoga, breathing techniques and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. and cost is $10 a class. For more information call Tamara at 727-512-2763 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 25 Excerpts heard at the April 2, 2013Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesWhere there is no vision, the people perish. Councilwoman Christine Brown, quoting from Proverbs during the council invocation Give the podium to a principal and youll be here for a while. Principal Michael Vigue, upon receiving the Spirit of Gulfport award. Its been truly an honor to have served as an elected serve this community well, theyll treat you well. Former Mayor Mike Yakes. Mayor Sam Henderson, on behalf of the Gulfport city council, presented former mayor, presented The Boca Ciega High School principal, Michael Vigue, with the Spirit of Gulfport award. Former Mayor Yakes noted later that the city included the gavel he had gratitude for City Clerk Lesley DeMuth and the thought Maybe its me being sentimental, but Lesley is that kind of a person, he said Wednesday. Were going to keep on making you come to meetings, apparently. Mayor Sam Henderson, to former mayor, Mike Yakes about a future resolution to make him a mayor emeritus. Weve got to close this race course. Stan Kreuter, about Gulfport Boulevard Can I buy a speed hump? Anne Humphries, who objected to the 30 MPH speed limit on the side streets From our discussion [at the workshop], I got the impression there were some people on council wanted to [limit] free speech. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about proposed changes to public comment at city council meetings Whether the words personal attack is in there or not... if someone comes up and slanders a Im going to use my judgment. My preference would be to remove it. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about the phrasing personal attacks in prohibited public comment behavior Jennifer... thank you so much for bringing this up. I have the exact same thing highlighted. Councilwoman Christine Brown, about personal attacks I felt like this is where we were at the end of the workshop... Mayor Sam Henderson, about Councilwoman Brown and Councilwoman Salmons concerns about public comment I have full faith that youre going to let people speak their mind... I dont think we need to get into the minutiae. Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke You have different rules than if you were outside. Councilman Michael Fridovich, who says as a past president of a chapter of the ACLU he favored free speech but wants to hold people to civility I certainly hope that if theres a point where you feel Im not running the meeting well, each and every one of you will let me know. Mayor Sam Henderson It is you who own the bully pulpit, not the citizens. Cindy Davis, to the council For those of you who did come to the workshop, where we did have public comment... no one up here is in favor of getting rid of the public session. I dont think that anyone needs to feel concerned that were going to hear you out. Mayor Sam Henderson Im sorry to be the person to bring things out in the open, but Im not really sorry. Councilwoman Jennifer Salmon, about the changes to the rate structure for certain city programs That serves a purpose, so people dont drive into the sea. Mayor Sam Henderson, about the barricade at the end of 49th Street. He asked the council to consider building a pocket park to provide neighborhood access
26 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 By Holiday Mathis The new moon in Aries will breathe green spring air into the cosmic lungs. Life-giving oxygen will inspire immediate action on fresh endeavors, and the rest of the planets enthusiastically agree. With the sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus all in the sign of the warrior spirit, theres a sense of good triumphing over evil. Its important to remember that this is usually an internal battle. Use the new moon energy to squash the ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a kind of magic power tingling might use your wizardry to make someone fall in love with you. Check your heart to be sure this is what you really want, though, because the spell you cast might be stronger than anticipated. A good rule of thumb: Compassion before passion. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your political prowess will be tested. Power is yours to gain or lose. Gain it by expressing yourself. Lose it the same way. Discretion and discernment are the keys to success. Know whats appropriate and what others want before you speak out. You may not do what they want, but make your choice consciously. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You put people at ease by being the one to give, and it does come at an expense to you: You risk being rejected. But times to know that chances are you wont be. Youll be received in a rush of relief, and youll promote unity wherever you go. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It might amaze you that people often cannot see their own best qualities. They have lived so long inside of them that they forget what they are. Thats why when you point out peoples strengths, you do them a great service. Its just part of your natural interaction in the world, though you could get paid for it this week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youve wondered at times about your guardian angel and have tried to envision the face of this kind, protective force. However you want to personify this force of goodness is up to you. You may change the way you think about your angel, but that wont change the way this constant source of loving energy considers you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your work ethic isnt strong because youre trying to impress someone or because you have to prove your worth. The bottom line is that you work hard because you want the chance to develop your skills and build a stronger inventory of achievements. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You might think you need help, but what you really need is motivation. There are many things that could provide it: a deadline, an undesirable consequence or a potential result that is so powerful that it lifts and draws you in like a high-powered super-magnet. Everything kicks in on Wednesday. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). An old television commercial suggested, Never let them see you sweat. Unfortunately, thats not always possible. You pay your dues through exertion, and the exertion makes you sweat, until the day comes that you are conditioned enough that it doesnt. This week they will see you sweat -but next week, maybe not! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When things take too long, its a turn-off for you. It goes against your high-energy spirit and makes you feel like your time is being wasted and your energy is blocked. Thursday brings an exception to this rule in the form of someone or something youre willing to wait for, even if the waiting feels like an eternity. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Course corrections may be necessary this week, and this is the way of movement -any movement, really. Walking, running, driving, do it. You are always responding to your environment. You get where youre going through a series of adjustments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youre not so worried about whats expected of you this week, because you are very involved in getting to the result you want. You are impervious to the opinions that might sway others, wisely noting that everyone comes from their own experiences, and their observations have little to do with you personally. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). normal of circumstances, and it will be even harder to come by this week. What if the thoughts and feelings you are having belonged to a dear friend instead of to you? What compassion would you offer? Can you provide any new solutions from this perspective? Detachment spawns wisdom. This Week's Birthdays : This year features new blends of your talents and resources. The cross-pollination of two parts of your life will result in a beautiful hybrid. You are the only one who could have made this happen, and youll be celebrated for what this adds to other peoples lives. Love is a healer, an adventurer and a multiplier of good fortune. This month and May bring more dollars to work with. Youll be building in June. Learning a new language will be necessary, and youll be opening up to the world in July. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3 p.m. Karaoke by Jay & Lolita alternating with Arlene & LenTuesday, 1-3 p.m. Mark Blackwood Harmonica/Open Mic Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Harold & Donna Wurtz Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Dave and Cookie Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ann & Ray Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 27 Thank you Legion Post 125! Cricket Leonard, President of the Womens Auxiliary of Legion Post 125, along with the assistance of her husband brought in several bags of canned goods and toiletrys for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. Thank you for your generous donation! Register for Swim Lessons The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, is offering Learn to Swim Classes for all ages through the American Red Cross. From infants six months of age to seniors, classes will teach proper technique and tips for safety in any water environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available morning A two-week session is only $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 for non-residents. Registration starts on Monday, April 1st at 9 a.m. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-3639245.Intermediate Spanish This 6 week session will be held on Mondays from April 15-May 20. The fee is $10 per class and is held in the Art room at the Gulfport Recreation center from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Contact the instructor by email at: tutoring@ conversationalspanishnow.com.
28 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Chamber Gives Business a Voice Under the experienced leadership of Michael Audino, the Board of Directors of Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce has established a new way for business to study and weigh in on local issues and regulatory matters affecting business growth and development in Gulfport and South Pasadena. Mr. Audino will lead the Chambers new Community Affairs Committee that is charged with identifying and researching issues, reporting to the Chambers Board of Directors, determining the Chambers position on the issue and then conveying the position to the public bodies involved. According to Mr. Audino, business people need the Chamber to provide this service because so many actions taken by local government bodies have serious direct and indirect impacts on their ability to conduct and grow their businesses. Often, business people are not residents of Gulfport or So. Pasadena and need someone to represent them locally. In many cases, small business people directly involved. Simply stated, the mission of the committee as developed by Mr. Audino is: Identify and analyze public policy and regulatory issues that impact business growth and development, recommend Chamber actions that address the issues and communicate the Chambers position to area stakeholders. Michael Audino, Senior Researcher at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF and principal of Audino Associates Community Affairs effort at the Chamber. In addition to his Masters Degree in Business Leadership, he spearheaded business retention initiatives at the Des Moines, Iowa Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee and Chairperson of the Development Committee of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. Audino served on the Boards of Directors for both the Tampa Bay Beaches and the Wesley Chapel Chambers of Commerce and, in Wesley Chapel, he was a member of the Government Affairs Committee. The Community Affairs Committee joins the Mentor/Education Committee, chaired by Lawrence Burke which has been very successful in Mentoring start-up and growing small businesses in the area as well as providing community support for the new STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), programs at our now A Rated Boca Ciega High School. This summer the Chamber will be establishing an Economic Development Committee and a Cooperative Marketing Service, (CMS) that is currently under development. Anyone wishing to serve on a Chamber Action Committee may do so as long as they are a Chamber Member, are employed by a Chamber Member or are willing to join the Chamber as a Mentor Member. Call 344-3711. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 29 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. Become a Donor Employees at the Pinellas County up with Donate Life Florida this month to make Floridians aware of the life-saving role they can play by registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor. April is National Donate Life Month, and tax collector employees are participating in the annual Donate Life Challenge, a monthlong effort among tax collectors and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to promote awareness of Floridas organ donor registry. Tax collector employees help register potential organ donors by asking all driver license customers if they would like to join the registry. Last years Donate Life Challenge led to more than 66,000 new donor registrations throughout Florida. Floridas organ registry recently reached a milestone of 7 million registrants. It is the second largest state registry in the nation, which gives hope to families of patients like 10-year-old Hope Kienle, who received a liver transplant before she reached age 2. Although my husband and I were both registered organ donors, we didnt give much thought to organ donation until Hope was 64 days old, said Hopes mom, Amy Kienle. That was the day we found out she may need a liver transplant. We dont know much about Hopes organ donor, but we feel like they are part of our family. Their loved one saved our Hope. More than 4,500 Floridians currently await organ transplants, and more than 118,000 patients are on the nationwide list. Florida offers four simple ways to register as an organ, tissue or eye donor. at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org. online at www.GoRenew.com. 1-877-35-SHARE (1-877-357-4273).
30 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Egg-stravaganza at Belle Vista Park Shandy Premer, 14, digs through bushes searching for eggs at Saturdays egg hunt in Belle Vista. She has hunted out eggs every spring since she was nine. Her friend, Dylan Micksch, 11, has attended the egg hunt every year since he could walk. The Belle Vista egg hunt breaks egg seekers into groups by age. Every age group searches a different area of Bill Currato Park. Hidden among the prizeladen eggs are two special eggs these eggs get special prizes. Life is in the Blood Starting Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m., Debi McArthur, operations director of LBC Analysis reveals revolutionary new approaches to maximizing ones lifestyle and health through diet, supplements and exercise. Debi states that Blood nutritional live blood cell analysis clinic. She is introducing a sneak peek of with Live Blood Cell Analysis, the of an individuals live blood cells through informational seminars. The information seminars will be held on every second Wednesday of the month starting in April through June at The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center at 5501 27th Avenue S. Gulfport at 2 p.m. Blood Optimizer is home to some of the worlds most revolutionary offerings for health and wellness education and services. Prom Dress Drive The Gathering of Women will hold its Grand Opening Celebration for the 2013 Princess Prom Dress Drive on Saturday, April 6 from 1-5 p.m. at its new location in the Skyway Mall, 4301 34 Street S., St. Petersburg. The Princess Prom Dress Drive individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who cannot otherwise afford them. Their effort is made possible through invaluable volunteer, donor and community support. They are still accepting items in need that include: new or gently used formal dresses sizes 0-6 and 12 and up, that are clean, in good condition and teen appropriate, prom accessories such as jewelry, handbags, wraps and shoes and gift limos and hair and nail salons. Please contact Samantha at 727-433-1352. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 31 Beach Commissioner, from front pagefamily. She started a Moms Day Out at Pass-a-Grille church in 1992, and where her girls spent their time, so did she, volunteering alongside them at school and in their extracurriculars. With the girls in college now one at FSU and one at USF-SP she spends more time working as a Realtor, specializing in Vina and the beaches. Business, she says, is on the rise. She keeps a packed schedule, but last year she decided to run for the District Four Commissioner. No one ran against her, and she took her seat on the St. Pete Beach schedule to make the city a priority as well. My entire life, Im a bleeding heart for a good cause, and I see our city as worth me prioritizing, she says when we sat down last week. I chose to do it because I thought it was the right decision for the community. Somebodys got to do it; theres not a lot of folks who are compelled to take on the responsibility. I felt like, after serving six years on the historic board, there are a lot of things we need to address in our district. Top on her list? Design guidelines for Pass-a-Grille. I was really proud of our city for being proactive rather than reactive when it came to [the comprehensive plan]. I liked that whole concept; I liked the dynamics that were in place. I though that was a responsible thing for our city to have undertaken. They, at that time, left Pass-a-Grille, out of the comp plan. They did it for a reason: Pass-a-Grille is very unique. When I was appointed to the historic to interview consultants to create design guidelines for Pass-a-Grille. I learned a lot, doing that, she says. Unfortunately, we had made our selection and when it was time to initiate the contract, we had lost our funding because it inadvertently hadnt been extended in the budget. Weve gone six years and we dont have design guidelines in Passa-Grille. Whats allowable is not favorable, and whats favorable is not allowable. Were trying to initiate performance-based code. We have height restrictions and we have setbacks and thats all. What performance-based code could allow is a reduced rear-yard setback for a garage if you build What people are doing is they build [their homes] up so they can put the garage underneath. Thats an example; the city could work the code in a number of ways, but would, Commissioner Pletcher says, need to hire a consultant to come up with the guidelines or do it at a planning level. We would retain our character and charm, she says. The goal would be to create a sustainable, characterdriven district. On a grander scale, she admits she still needs to come up to speed on a few things. First on her list is how the city earns and spends money. Im still learning that, still learning how I can bring a positive impact to the city as a whole, she says. Id like to get a better grasp on the budget. Ive looked over the budget and that itself is what Im focusing on right now. She says shes looking forward to making a difference on St. Pete Beach. I can bring something to the table. I will always prioritize my community and people. I love our town, she says. Contact Commissioner Melinda Pletcher at mpletcher@stpetebeach. org. The Gabber will print periodic community updates from Commissioner Pletcher.
32 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Beginning Spanish Classes: Thursdays, 9:30 10:30 am. FREE & open to everyone AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am 3:00 pm thru April 15th. FMI, call 893-1073. TAXPAYERS MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR ALL PERSONS LISTED ON THEIR TAX RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PERTINENT RECORDS SUCH AS W2'S, 1099'S, other income & credits, & a copy of last year's return if available. Free Electronic Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, Apr. 18, 10:30 am. Discussion of Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, them with free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! FMI, call 893-1073. SCORE Consulting: Tuesday, Apr. 23. FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Light the Night & World Book Night: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 7:15 pm. This year our Circle of Friends will celebrate WBN and present an informal program at the Library. Luminarias available for a suggested donation of $5 each, proceeds to help fund the new Reading Garden. FMI, call 893-1073; or 727-488-0663. Downsizing, Donuts, & Donations: Sat., Apr. 27, 10:00 am. A mini yard & book sale by the Circle of Friends, fundraiser for the new Reading Garden. FMI, call 727-488-0663. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS StoryTime: Thursdays, 10:30 11:00 am, Come read stories & sing songs selected for preschoolers. Meet other caregivers in the community. Youth Services area around the rocking chair by the Easy books. FMI, contact Cailey at 8931133 or email@example.com. Reading Assistance Dog Maya: Thursday, Apr. 11, 3:30 4:30 pm. Enjoy a Paws to Read & share a story with a beautiful Golden Retriever Call to schedule an appointment, 893-1073. Crafts with Cailey: Saturday, Apr. 13, 11:00 am noon. For more details call Cailey, Youth Services Librarian, 727-893-1134. Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, them with free popcorn provided by the Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library! Please note that this is the last program of the season, and will be on hiatus through the summer. Please plan to join us for a variety of summer programs for all ages, soon to be publicized. FMI, call 893-1074. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone: Wednesdays 3:004:00 pm. Come challenge your friends on the latest XBOX 360 games or just hangout. Free Refreshments. FMI, call 8931074 & ask for Cailey or Sheri.Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm ACTIVITIES Open Gym Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues. 6.-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. Open Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. PROGRAMS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Registrations for the 2012-2013 School Year Child Care Program continue for children who will be entering Kindergarten thru age 14. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for nonresidents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registration are MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. 2012-2013 TOT TIME PROGRAM CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 893-1068 for more details. 2012-2013 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM: CURRENTLY FULL. Call the Recreation Center at 8931068 for more details. 2012-2013 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM The Teen Night Program is a great hang out for teens in middle school to age 18 (if still in high school). It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. at 727-345-0679 Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info Mon., 6:45-7:45 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 for more info. Campoli at 813-855-3112. Call Barbara at 804-9400. Diane at 459-1399. Apr. 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Bonita at 941-243-7740 for more info. a.m. Call Jean at 727-302-1016 for more info. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 280-4276. Call Valerie at 557-4258. p.m. Call Tamara at 512-2763. 7:00 p.m. Call Rachel at 419-905-5562. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK All skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2012 September 30, 2013. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 33 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, Sun.; 4th Sun. Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Players present "A FLEA IN HER EAR" April 11-21 Thurs.-Sat. 8pm Sun. matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 MARIO DELEON'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., April 7 & 21, 6-10pm, $7 ELLIS HALE'S BAND Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., April 14, 6-10pm, $7 Every Monday Hustle Dance Lessons 7-9pm, $10 Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-1pm Intermediate Lesson 1-2 Beginner Lessons 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Every Wednesday Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237 of all the classes and events below at the Gulfport Senior Center. Its easy to join. Come in and sign up today! Ask for Gail or Rachel to give you a tour! This is your Center! Pick up your February schedule or go online at http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org Like us on Facebook at Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation! Help our page grow and get daily valuable information! SPECIAL EVENTS 1st Friday Flea Market: Friday, April 5, 9 a.m. Noon Special Plaque Dedication to Pam McGinnis: Friday, April 5, Noon after the Flea Market, at the Celebration Wall Joe Koehler Senior Follies: presents Blast from the Past Musical Memories of the 50s and 60s, Sorry, we are sold out! Movie Day at the Snack Bar: Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m. Watch a FREE movie and get a great deal on lunch for $2.50! Life is in the Blood: Wednesday, April 10, 2 p.m. Blood Analyst, Debi McArthur will analyze a drop of blood to show what different cells in the blood look like, what they mean and how we can be healthier. A very fascinating, not to miss seminar! FREE Empowerment of Healing: Join Barbara Newborn at Scout Hall, 5315 28th Ave. S., Gulfport on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Her lecture will discuss methods and new insights into the amazing power of healing. FREE Fashion Show for the Fashion Saving Diva! Our friends at St. Vincent Thrift Store in Gulfport are here to show you how to stretch your money and dress smart on Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater. See some of your favorite Gulfport models sport some of the latest fashions for less! Want to know more? Come check it out at this bargain event with tickets at just $2! Your ticket will enter a special drawing. TRAVEL! C all Carolyn at 727-347-0806. Hard Rock dates, Monday, April 1, Tuesday, April 9, Thursday, April 25 is $20.00 free play and $5 off buffet with card. Bus meets at Tyrone Gardens. Saturday, April 6: is the Sailor Circus breakfast buffet at Der Dutchman $20.00. Sunday, April 7, Harvey Players Theater Sarasota. Meal at Duffs. $67.00. Punta Gorda Cruise & Fishermans Village. Lunch not included. $ 50.00. New Hard Rock stop by Escot: $20 gets your $30 in free play and a luxury ride. Bus leaving at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 3:30 p.m. stop on Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead to reserve at Call for reservations 727-5452088 or toll-free: 888-5717778 or reserve ahead on line at www.escotbuslines. com. Parking in Library lot only. SPECIAL SERVICES G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service : Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-893-2242 for more information. Fitness Center Schedule: Monday Thursday: 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am -3:30 p.m. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 893-2259. Great food! Great prices! FREE Legal Help for people over 60 and meet the required income criteria: Community Law Program visits the Senior Center every 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 727-582-7480 to see if you qualify. Support Groups Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please log onto HYPERLINK http://www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org.
34 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 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. After hearing from their speaker, various chairpersons share information. meeting they have the opportunity to help a local charity carefully chosen by the project cheer committee. At this meeting they will bring donations for Friends of Strays and the SPCA. Items needed include cat and dog food, Clorox, Dawn Original liquid dish detergent, cat/dog toys, cat litter, hand sanitizer and soap. A more complete wish list may be found at FriendsofStrays.com. Their speaker will be Joe McCoy who will present perspectives on American History. The meeting generally ends by 1 p.m. Their April 11th meeting will take place at Fergs Sports Bar, 1320 Central Avenue. Call Joyce Walters at 727-526-5065. Womens Club Winds Down The last meeting of the Gulfport Womens Club will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the Town Shores Clubhouse Auditorium. This meeting is known for its small bites pot luck lunch provided by the members. A used jewelry sale will also be held with jewelry donated by the members in which all proceeds from our jewelry sale will go to Operation Smile for one smile. Registration and used jewelry will begin at 12 (noon) followed by guest speaker Dr. Kristie Wallace from Albert White Hospital who will share information regarding their Brown Bag Check Up. This is a program where one can share her meds which will be check for interactions. Lunch will follow their speakers program. Please R.S.V.P. if you plan on attending this interesting meeting by calling either Marcia at 384-0188 or Judy at 344-7558. They need your reserve by Monday April 8th. Gulfport Womens club is a volunteer, is to better serve the children and seniors of Gulfport. They encourage and welcome new members to join. Meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of each month from November to April. If interested in joining, please call Joan (345-5443) or send check made out to GWC, POB 531274, St. Petersburg, FL 33747 for an annual membership.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 35 Local ObituariesBRAMLETT, ELLEN D., of South Pasadena, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Born in Brooklyn Heights, she was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and the D.A.V. She was a volunteer at Palms of Pasadena Hospital for many years. She is survived by her sister, Miriam Juza; a stepdaughter, Emily Fowler, and her caregiver and best friend, Ursula Jones. Visitation will be Monday, April 1st from 5-7 p.m. at Brett Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2nd at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Burial will be in Westbury, NY. On line memorial and guestbook at www.brettfuneralhome.net. STOCK, MARIE 90, of Pass-AGrille Beach, passed away March 26, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny. She is survived by her loving family, Amy and husband. Tim, Lauri and partner, Jenny, Peter and wife, Lauri; and children, Ashley and Michael and Jenn and partner, Nance. Marie worked for Neighborly Senior Services managing the congregate dining center on Pass-AGrille Beach for 17 years. She was a dedicated and much-loved volunteer at the St. Pete Beach Library and the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. Marie will be remembered for her love of St. Pete Beach, her commitment to community service and her welcoming and friendly spirit; we are all better for having her in our lives. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 4th from 1-4 p.m. at the Pass-A-Grille Women's Club, 2201 Pass-A-Grille Way. donations may be made to Friends of the St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 or Friends of The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, 115 10th Ave., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706, or Suncoast Hospice, in Marie's memory. 327-8855 5412 Central Avenue327-8855 Come See The Difference!Come See The Difference! Come See The Difference! Exceptional Eye care, Distinctive Eye wear Contact Lens Specialists Dr Dennis Ryczek Vision Correction without Surger y luding Evenings We Accept Most e A/EYEMED Featuring Milbrandt VineyardsThe Estates Cabernet Sayvignon, Wahluke Slope 2010 From the Paso Robles wine region in California this wine is known for producing outstanding red wines. This Cabernet is deep and intense in color. Rich berry with hints of tobacco on the nose. Big, huge mouthful of true This fantastic wine has notes of coffee, cassis and black cherries. A great Valued wine! State appellation in 2006. North of the Yakima Valley, it is one of the states warmest growing regions, and 5,200 acres to date (out of the AVAs 81,000 acre total) are planted to a variety of wine grapes, producing about 20 percent of the entire Washington State harvest each year. The Columbia River drifts lazily through the gap in the Saddle Mountains and curves to form Wahluke Slopes southern and western boundaries. It is the Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years.
36 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Proving Who You Are Got a note from the State of Florida Division of Motorist Services a couple of weeks ago. Never heard of them? Neither had I. Nothing really wrong though. It's the division of Florida Department of Transportation that of the note warned about: Your lorida driver license expires on: 05/17/2013". No great surprise. My wife got one too. Nice to get the warning. But then came the stunner, in caps: "YOU MUST BRING AN ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS. NO COPIES.": For U.S. citizens, a government copy wouldn't do), or a valid U.S. passport, or naturalization papers. For non U. S. citizens a valid Department of Homeland Security document. For everyone, a social security card, W-2 form, or pay check of SSA-1099 or non-SSA-1099 showing a complete social security number. For those whose names have been changed, a court order or governmentdocuments showing your residential address (bills must be less than 60 days old). By the way, the old driver's license pix and identity factors can't be used. Wow. I was ready to call the ACLU. Hey, I know that a driver's license is a privilege and not a right, but how's the average guy (or girl) supposed to get all this together. Someone must be out there trying to keep me from getting a driver's license. What do the poor and minorities do? Do they realize that not everyone has a passport, or can hustle up some has to be issued after 7/1/2010. I don't even know what's that about. What about the W-2 if you don't have a job? Does everyone know what a 1099 is? As for the Social Security card, who knows where that might be? Two bills, in the last 60 days? Not everyone has bills if you pay in cash. Voting is easier than all this. Even with the inconvenience of a photo ID. Even with a couple of months to do everything, it's not as if I had a whole year to prepare. Gee whiz. Owning a car costs a lot and you still have to go through this red tape. What a hassle. Somehow, I (and my wife) got through social security card). Also, I know it's all because of post 9/11 regulations. Moreover, it wasn't really that hard not if I wanted to drive. In addition, we processed the papers and had new and helpful. In fact, it's a good time to point out that I've always had good experiences at our county and state However, I couldn't get past the comparison with the big fuss about voters. Again, I know that one is a privilege and the other a right, but in each case it's really a good idea to know that the person representing himself as that person really is that person. Just sayin'. Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30-6:30pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Food Served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Fiona & Rich 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Retirement party for Nancy 3-6pm Music by Ruby & Keith Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm ALA EXE Mtg.-5:45pm Reg. Mtg.-6pm Pizza available All Day Exe.Com.Mtg.-6pm Wednesday Dinner Stan Johnson 6:30-9:30pm Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amCheck with the Post for any upcoming events email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Dinners are now served 4-30-6:30 Friday and Saturday. Rock-n-roll Dance Sat., April 20th. open. Members whose dues are paid are eligible for nomination. You must be present. Please think about the role you could have in the upcoming year! Voting will be held in May. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC
38 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 3/22 Theft6300 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Animal Call1000 Blk Gray St. S. Vandalism5400 Blk 16th Ave. S. Vandalism5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Burglary1300 Blk 60th St. S. NoiseShore Blvd. & 54th St. S. Saturday 3/23 Domestic3200 Blk 58th St. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 11th Ave. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. Sunday 3/24 DUIGulfport Blvd. & 17th Ave. S. Domestic5400 Blk 29th Ave. S. Assault/Battery6300 Blk Vista Verde Dr. E. Burglary Vehicle5100 Blk 13th Ave. S. Assault Battery1400 Blk Gray St. S. Keep the Peace3200 Blk 58th St. S. Monday 3/25 Civil Matter15th Ave. & 58th St. S. Animal Call5600 Blk 16th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5600 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem2400 Blk 54th St. S. Juvenile Trouble4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Tuesday 3/26 Neighbor Problem3000 Blk 50th St. S. Animal Call2600 Blk Quincy St. S. Stolen Vehicle5200 Blk 14th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk 12th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble1800 Blk 55th St. S. Animal Call53rd St. & 18th Ave. S. Wednesday 3/27 Disturbance3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Theft5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Animal Call2700 Blk 45th St. S. Disorderly Conduct1000 Blk 49th St. S. Theft4800 Blk Trade Winds Sr. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk 25th Ave. S. Thursday 3/28 Civil Matter1800 Blk 50th St. S. Domestic5200 Blk 11th Ave. S. Burglary Residence3000 Blk 50th St. S. Person Under InuenceBeach Blvd. & 30th Ave. S. DUI56th St. & 30th Ave. S. Gulfport Free Clothing Swap Gulfports next free clothing swap will take place at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market on Tuesday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The popular event is now regularly scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month. The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. S. Participants are invited to bring exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each. Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted. All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes. All cash proceeds, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence. For more information on the clothing swap, contact Daniel Hodge at 727366-4086 or email email@example.com. In case of rain, the next clothing swap is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th. Toddler Story Time Check out Toddler Story time at Gulfport Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Come read stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers in the community! Contact Cailey at 727893-1074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention Teens! community service hours for school or for a scholarship? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and improve the library service requirement. Contact Cailey at email@example.com or 727893-1074.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 39 Try your hand at Sudoku 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: Interest Rates Q: At a recent city council meeting, Ward Four Councilman Michael Fridovich said the city could borrow money at a lower interest rate than it currently earned on its money. What does the city currently earn on its reserve fund? A: Terry Gould, the Administrative Services Director for the city, told us the citys invested funds (meaning Gulfport doesnt use them for cash Remember, she said, that the city must comply with Florida Statutes (218.415) regarding its investments as well as the city's investment policy. This means the city makes the safety of the reserves a priority, followed by how easily the city can access the money. Only then can the city consider what the investments will yield. Meeting for Charter School on the Beach Academy by the Sea is a proposed public charter school for St. Pete Beach and surrounding communities, serving grades 4 through 8. They will hold their monthly public meeting on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Recreation Center, Second Level, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach and everyone interested is invited. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: goals policies fundraising/pledge party, search for corporate supporters Please visit academybythesea. com and like Academy by the Sea on Facebook. If you have questions, please contact them at info@ academybythesea.com. World Book Night in the New Garden Join them Tuesday, April 23, as they Light the Night and celebrate their 2nd annual World Book Night at 7 p.m. in their new reading garden! Light the Night is a celebration of life and lanterns and is a great way for you to enjoy the librarys new outdoor space. They will also be giving away a limited copy of books to celebrate World Book Night, spreading the love of reading, person to person. Contact Cailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-893-1074.Bingo Volunteers Needed The Gulfport Senior Center is looking for a few volunteers to assist with Bingo weekly on Fridays from 1 3 p.m. Duties are to help organize event and bingo caller and set out prizes. Its a great way to meet new people and play bingo at the same time. If you are interested please see Rachel at the Gulfport Senior Center or call 893-1231.
40 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 Free Cancer Screening The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, will be hosting a free Oral Cancer screening, free Skin Cancer screening and free PSA Screening on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport. People will register for the screenings at the day of the event. David Hastings, a cancer survivor and the Senior Patient Advocate of the Oral Cancer Foundation, started this event to raise awareness of oral year, this event will include free skin cancer screenings and free prostate cancer screenings. The key to reducing the death rate of cancer is earlier detection, and the key to that is for all adults to receive opportunistic cancer examinations at least once a year. A new addition this year will be the a 40 ft. Mobile Diagnostic Center that travels to venues around Florida offering free skin cancer screenings and cancer education to the public. The Mole Patrol is comprised of medical doctors and midlevel practitioners who specialize in skin cancer and/or dermatology, as well as registered nurses and support staff. Dont miss this opportunity to receive free screening for oral, skin, and prostate cancers. It might just save your life. To learn more about oral cancer go to www.oralcancer.org on the web. For event information, please call David Hastings at 727322-5669. Center and Foundation Offer Thanks The Gulfport Senior Center and Foundation want to thank the many people who participated in either monetary funds or canned goods for the Gulfport Senior Center Food Pantry donations for Dawn E. Fishers birthday party on March 23, 2013. Thank you to Dawn Fisher ($10 to even out the amount brought in), David and Veronika Badgeley ($40), Nora Callahan and Cheryl Peer ($100), Carol Chapple ($40), Connie Crocker and Kasey Zielinski ($500), Joannie Dolby and Richard James ($50), Bill and Phyllis Kahn ($75), Sandra Lewis and Jassy Ynocencio ($40), Jean and Tom McGuire ($50), June Paciga and Virginia Bodden ($100), Piper, Joyce ($25), Maureen/ Manny/Dewey Ramalho, ($50), VanArk, Claire ($25), George and Carol White, ($50) and Debbie Wolfe ($75) totaling $1230.00 plus a large amount of non-perishable goods. Thank you again for sharing your gifts with the less fortunate in the community. 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 game room. The fees are $40 a month or $10 per drop in class. Please contact Bonita at 941-243-7740 or email@example.com is free so there is no excuse not to try
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 41 Learning Your Digital Camera Shelly Yanow, who plans to see all 50 states with her mother, attended the digital photography workshop Thursday night at the St. Pete Beach Community Center. The workshop, taught by Gabber reporter and photographer Cathy Salustri, lasts two and a half hours and costs $10. In the beginner workshop, students learn how to use the different settings on their camera and basic digital camera skills. Ms. Yanow, who lives in Maryland, attended the workshop with her mother, who lives locally. Weve been noticing we could probably do better if we knew a little more about our cameras, she said. The Community Center offers the workshop monthly as well as an intermediate workshop. Call 363-9245 to register.
42 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 By Shelly Wilson Like all of us, Cathy Cookie Cottrell has good days and bad days. Only for her, nearly every one of those days is accompanied by migraine pain. Sometimes, she says, its just a twinge; other times like her 25th wedding anniversary Cookie is incapacitated. At 51, the Gulfport native and daughter of notable residents Lum and the late Mary Atkinson, has suffered from Chronic Migraine a neurological condition characterized by 15 or more headache days per month for almost two decades. The condition keeps her from working and has taken time away from her favorite activities, from Little League games to meetings of the Historical Society. Its very debilitating, she admits. Its always there. Still, in spite of the pain, Cookie has struggled to live as normal a life as possible. In 1981, Cookie and her husband, Walter, spent their honeymoon at Disney World. Cookie calls the place magical, and the pair made it a tradition to return each year. In 2006, however, while she was supposed to be sampling world culture at Epcot with her family, Cookie spent her silver wedding anniversary laid up in a hotel bed. It was a special milestone Cookie thought she would always miss. Until now. Enter the Rewrite Your Day campaign, a national educational initiative to raise awareness about Chronic Migraine, and to help sufferers recreate a special day they lost due to the condition. Sponsored by Allergan, Inc. and the National Headache Foundation, Rewrite Your Day put celebrity eventplanner Mindy Weiss at celebrate her anniversary in style. Of course, its been over six years since the ill-fated Disney trip; Cookie and Walter recently celebrated 31 years of happy marriage. So this time, the stage was set in the plush beauty of the Vinoy Park Hotels tea garden. Last Tuesday evening, next to the sparkling garden fountain, Cookie and Walter renewed their wedding vows in front of a small crowd of beloved family and friends. As part of the day, Cookie also enjoyed a mini-makeover, complete with professional hair and makeup, every bit a queen for the day. I havent had that done since my wedding day! Cookie beamed, adding that, being at the Vinoy where she was once very happily employed in the hotels gift shop and on a day that also happened to be her mothers birthday was a special surprise. This is also a magical place, she said. The Rewrite Your Day organizers actually gave Cookie more than just one day, she explained. They had worked closely with her for months, making sure every detail of the celebration would be memorable for her and Walter, including a special recreation of Epcots Tastes of the World for the couple and their guests. Cookie spoke very fondly of the new friends she had made through the process. Theyve been so wonderful, Cookie explained of Weiss and her team. I mean, who gets to do this? Being queen for the day is one thing, but Cookie counts many more blessings. In spite of suffering a chronic and debilitating condition, she is still ever-positive and full of love for her family, friends and, most especially, her partner. Its just amazing Cookie said, holding back a few happy tears, to be with your best friend for thirtyone years.A Silver Do-Over One of 15 Rewrite Your Day contest winners, Gulfport resident Cookie Cottrell, her with husband Walter (right) and father Lum, renewed her wedding vows in a special silver anniversary do-over at the Vinoy Park Hotel.
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 43 A Fleet of FunBy Shelly Wilson While visiting her grandparents in South Pasadena, Chicago resident Olivia Mariner, 7, straps in to the bungee jump at last Saturdays event. Though it looked more like a dash-and-grab than a hunt, there can be no doubt plenty of eggs were wrangled at last Saturdays Fun in the Sun event at the Gulfport Rec Center. The day started with a bang with hundreds of eggs up for grabs and within moments, there wasnt one to be found. But that wasnt the end of the fun. Sponsored by the City of Gulfport and Stetson College of Law Public Service Fellows, the days festivities included rafes, music, food and Peter Cottontail himself. There was a bungee jump, a monster truck bounce house and small children at the helm of heavy machinery. In other words, something for everyone. Chair Yoga Class Chair yoga with Joyce is a slow and easy, but challenging workout that accommodates people with physical limitations. In chair yoga the movements, based on traditional Hatha yoga postures are done seated or standing supported by a chair, so almost anyone can participate. Classes meet on Fridays at 10 a.m. at Gulfport Recreation Center. The cost is $7 per class. Please contact Joyce at 345-0679 for more information. Fencing, an Olympic Sport Calling students ages 8 to adult. Learn basic foil training by Fencing Master James Campoli. Or Sabre training, for those who have a basic foil knowledge. Classes are Wednesdays, Foil Training from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Sabre Training from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. Call Jim Campoli, one of three fencing masters in the State of Florida at 813-855-3113 for more information. Gymnastics Class Sunshine Gymnastics at the Gulfport Recreation Center is an ongoing class on Thursdays from 5:30-6:15. Skills are introduced on balance beam, cartwheel mat, spring board, incline mat, and back handspring mats. Ages 5-12 for $30 per month/$15 registration. For more information call Barbara at 804-9400. Chito Ryu Karate Sensei Diane Konstantinovic has been teaching classes at the Gulfport Recreation Center for over 20 years. Chito Ryu is a traditional Japanese martial art. In these classes you will learn self-defense, focus and selfdiscipline, conditioning, exercise regiments, the Kata Art form and weapons training. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. with advanced students staying until 8:30 p.m. Classes are $40 per month. For more information, contact Diane at 727-459-1399
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Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 45 Police Station, from front pagereality without an independent funding source. Fast forward to now, when its been suggested that the city borrow money for this and other construction projects, and suddenly its the topic du jour. Everybody (well, lots of people anyway) want to hear my take on whether or not we should break a long-standing debt-free position so that we can build a police station. department employees) do not need a new police station. We operate in a building that is less than 20 years old and is completely functional for our work and our mission. Sure, its got some problems. The womens locker room is too small; we have no exercise facility; we are using holding cells to store sensitive equipment; and our video/audio surveillance systems are inadequate. But the truth is that all of these things could be brought up to standard in the existing space for far less than it would cost to build a new building. Any argument in favor of new construction would not a claim that our working conditions merit a new building. That being said, I do believe that establishing a new police station, located on 49th Street, is a good idea. There are three primary reasons I make this claim: facility security, improved perception of safety, and economic development. The current police headquarters is mandatory evacuation in the event of a major hurricane. Evacuating the building is itself a serious challenge for our operations, but the larger concern is the fact that many critical items (radio tower and transmitters, fuel storage tanks, emergency electric generator) are exposed to a greater It makes sense to have these items in an area with higher elevation, such as the site of the current Neighborhood Center on 49th Street. Make 49th Street safer is a chant I hear all too often. In comparing Gulfport crime rates to those of the Childs Park neighborhood, I can assure you that our streets and homes are much safer. There is clearly a different expectation of police service from our residents, and I think we do a great job of meeting those expectations. What the people of Gulfport cannot do (and should not try to do, in my opinion) is impose those standards on the city of St. Petersburg. Our neighbors have every right to determine the level of service they expect from their government, and our residents do not and should not have a vote in that decision. After their efforts when St. Petersburg residents complain that theyre too heavy-handed. Faced with the simple fact that crime of all types is much higher in the communities that share our border to the east, many folks in Gulfport feel unsafe when they live or traverse near that border. This perception of community partners, where respondents from all over Gulfport indicated in high percentages that the 49th Street corridor should get more police attention than other areas of our city. There is also some factual basis to support the negative perception of the area. While overall crime is not necessarily higher in the 49th Street corridor, one type of crime happens to berobbery. Almost half of all robberies (taking property by force) occur within three blocks of 49thStreet. Many academic studies have been published which discount the belief that police presence decreases crime. On the contrary, several other studies perceptionor fear of crime. That may is very desirable and can produce done several things to increase police presence on 49th Street. I patrol this roadway every shift. I designated the Neighborhood Center parking lot as the preferred location their patrol cars to the transport van. I assigned a community resource in the 49th Street redevelopment area, and he works primarily out Center. While these things have had some effect, I can think of nothing else that would make the impact of building a conspicuously-placed police headquarters on 49th Street. Helping people to feel safer is an important part of improving the economic viability of any area. Police presence goes a long way toward this goal, but we also need more legitimate activities that attract people, particularly at night. There are two properties on 49th Street that lend themselves to evening activities. One is the theater, and the other is the former Czech hall, both of which are located in the 1600 block of 49th Street, adjacent to the site where any new police headquarters would likely be built. Being next door to the cop shop would certainly boost the who may want to open a new, or boost existing business. I would even suggest reserving a portion of the new building for lease to a private enterprise that would attract nighttime activity. Obviously, the council faces a tough decision here. While I maintain that the cops dont need a new police station, there is no question that there would building a new headquarters on 49th Street. The question is, are those other city projects would be delayed or eliminated in favor of this one? data and try to answer that and other questions, I certainly dont envy them of their task. Whatever happens, rest assured that the men and women of GPD will continue to do our best to uphold the expectations our residents have established.
46 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Joint Ownership A Will or a Trust? Andy, a widower with four children, had most of his available cash Deposit. The teller at the bank told Andy that if he would hold each C/D in a trust for each of his children, there would be no probate on Andy's death and each child would then automatically become the owner of one C/D. What the bank teller advised Andy was true, but Andy was probably not told the whole story. If Andy was to hold one C/D in trust for each of his children, whose money would be used if Andy required expensive surgery, twenty-four hour home care or care in a nursing home? Under such circumstances, what had been planned as an equal distribution on death would substantially decrease the inheritance of one or more of his children because money would be spent for Andy's care. In addition, if each of Andy's C/D's were held in trust for one of his children, another problem would arise if Andy became incapacitated. No one would have access to Andy's money and then it would be necessary to have the Court appoint a guardian for Andy. Even though the guardian could be one of Andy's children, this could create a needless expense and a great inconvenience. At the very least, Andy should have a Will which states that whatever money is left in Andy's estate after the costs of his daily living, lifetime paid will be distributed to his children equally, if that is Andy's wishes. This Will, of course, would require a probate on Andy's death but Andy would have been provided for during his lifetime. A much better way of handling Andy's estate, however, would be for Andy to create a Living Trust. He could then place all of his assets into the trust by transferring the title to his assets from his individual name into his name as Trustee of his trust. Andy would then retain full control of his assets while he is competent, or chooses to have such control, but upon his incapacity the successor trustee that he names in the trust (this may be one or more of his children) takes over control of Andy's assets, pays his bills and keeps a record of receipts and disbursements. The trust will do the following things for Andy and his children: costs and provide for immediate distribution of all assets on Andy's death. 2. Avoid the necessity of a guardianship if Andy is incapacitated. 3. Provide money management during Andy's lifetime if Andy is 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. P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 47 The Beaches of Copenhagen Its that time of year, where the sun breaks through the veil of pollen and grey clouds and we remember, hey, we live in paradise. Well, paradise living on the beach, I never loved the Of course, thats a good problem to have too many people crowding into your shops and restaurants. And, despite the hopefully fading lawsuits and chronic naysayers who hate everything the city tries to do, things Beach for the residents as well as the sand seekers and sun worshippers. Why do I say that? Look at the most recent election the one the city didnt hold. District Three Commissioner Jim Parent had no opponent yet again, and Im fairly certain hes likely to hold that post until he needs a nurse to wipe the spittle from his lower lip. District Four welcomed new commissioner Melinda Pletcher without so much as a peep from anyone. Clearly people are happy enough with the way governments running on the sandbar. Given the communitys apparent satisfaction with its leadership, it makes no sense to me how people could not trust it when they suggest creating a couplet, a system of two one-way streets that would slow down for pedestrian and bicycle crossover between east and west Corey. The couplet has met with resistance from from some people, and I understand their concerns. They feel it would leave their businesses behind. Understanding their concerns doesnt mean I dont think theyre short-sighted and disagree. The couplet not only slows people down along what former planner Catherine doing so, it gives people a chance to see Corey and the shops there. The couplet would give St. Pete Beach a chance to show off its downtown and attract people to West Corey businesses (instead of letting them whiz right by them) but more than that, it allows for increased bike and pedestrian. That would likely appeal to our foreign visitors, many of whom dont rely as heavily on cars (look at the size of their stomachs if you need proof they walk or bike a lot more than we do). Up and down the beach we see these visitors walking from the Publix to their hotels and restaurants. Despite that, weve yet to make our beach pedestrianfriendly. The couplet would change that and, in turn, make us even more appealing to European visitors. My friend and now world-traveler Shelly spent three years living under the lukewarm Denmark sun, and when I mentioned the couplet and the outcry against it, she shook her head, puzzled. Shelly, I should note, loves her Honda Element and isnt in any danger of surrendering it anytime soon (especially after three years of bringing groceries and beer home on a bike in 20 degree weather), but she pointed out that Copenhagen... well, here, let me just quote her: Copenhagen made a very conscious decision, back in the 1960s when the city center, to make bikers and pedestrians a priority. The result? It's a bitch to drive through, but who tax on cars and some of the most expensive gas in Europe, but that's another story.) I think any prioritizing of bikers and pedestrians is a great thing, especially for visitors, European or otherwise. And for locals, what you get is a place where people will be slowly passing your business. Copenhagen has the longest pedestrian street in the world and let me tell you, rent is not cheap. Those businesses do quite well. She makes some excellent points, although please, dont tell her as those sorts of compliments just go straight to her head. Ill be honest with you: I have no desire to travel to Copenhagen. Its cold. The sun has poor job performance. Apparently you can only get Carlsberg beer and they dont have stone crab claws. But I am not so xenophobic as to think we couldnt learn a lot from countries that dont suck up as much gas and oil as we do. I may not want to lounge on the beaches of Copenhagen, but I do think we can learn a lot from the people who do. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com. And, yes, Denmark really does have beaches. She didnt make that part up. 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 . T Monday We dnesda y 8:30 5:00Thursday 8:30 1:00
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52 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE-Driven Daily, Runs Good. A few minor problems. $2500. Call or Text 727-709-2774. 2002 HONDA ACCORD-All Black. $3200. 150K Ice Cold Air. 727-623-4229. 2002 MAZDA 626 LX4Df, white sedan, 148K, real nice, 4 cyl, loaded. $2995. 727-571-1553. CADI 2001 DEVILLE-54K, Loaded, Like New! $6900. obo 727-343-5613. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. THE HIGHE$T FA$T CA$H PAID TODAY! For your Junk Car, Truck, Van. Free 1hr. Pick-up Time. Title Requried. Sam 727-251-2130. Furniture/Appliances 40 ROUND PEDESTAL KITCHEN-Table. Drop Sides, 2 Chairs. Excellent Condition $110. 727-865-3798. OAK MURPHY BED SETFull/Double. Includes two night stands and lamps. $800 OBO 656-5420 CHINA CABINET, TABLE & CHAIRS-$99. Mahogany Table $75. 727-822-6659. GRAND OPENING SALEFurnitue, Appliances, Home Decor and More! Hotel Liquidation Warehouse, 5009 Gulfport Blvd. 727-3298929. www.HotelLiquidationWarehouse.com 2 LIVING ROOM CHAIRSLow Back, Tapestry Material, Good Condition, Modern Look, Mahogany Legs, 1-Reddish, 1-Beige. $80/ Both. 727-688-0244. LADIES SITTING CHAIR-Wood frame, (pink/ beige) Padded seat/back, Wicker Sides $40. 727-322-8549. General MILITARY COLLECTORS!!!Yugo m48 Mauser, matching #s. comes with sling, bayonet and manual. Great bore, nice rie! $275 FIRM! 727-867-8205. HONEY GKS RAW HONEY-Half Pints, Pints & Quarts 727-321-5159. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. GIANT CLOTHING SALE-Everything $5.00, buy 1 get 1 Free! Creative Comforts Thrift Store. 5520 58th St. N. All Star Plaza, Tues. thru Friday 10am-5:30pm. Sat. 9:30am.2:00pm. 727-289-7004. 22 BOLEN LAWN MOWER5 HP Briggs & Straton. Like New. $75. 727-322-8549 ORIENTAL RUG-Greens/Black. 5 x 7. Very Good Condition. House with no Pets. $20. Older Treadmill. Works Good. $25. 2 Bikes, Need Back Tires $25. Each. 727-798-3824. INDOOR TENNIS TABLE1 Year Old with Net, Balls & Paddles, only $250. 727-343-7332. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. CAMPING TENT HILLARY-Sequia. 8 x 16 Excellent Shape $60. Golf Clubs 1 set linx Irons w/# 3 and #4 MacGregor Woods $25. Spaulding XL4 Irons with Arnold Palmer Woods #1, 3, 4, 5, and new nylon bag, $50. Newer 20 Panasonic TV $25, Primus Camping Stove/Grill, never used. (Propane) $40. Coleman #425-2 burner camp stove, $20. 727-322-8549. Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals HOEI BIRD CAGE -18 x 18 x 18 with Metal Stand, lots of additional Play toys $75. 727322-8549 Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale WHOLE CONTENTS OF HOUSE Furnishings, Appliances, Workshop, Lawn Tools, Patio. Saturday 8am-4pm. 1371 Seagull Drive S. 515-250-4163. 4747 17TH AVE. S.-Thurs./Fri. 10-5. Side Porch. LARGE, MULTI FAMILY SALE-Big & Small Items. Fri. & Sat. 8am-6pm. 4510 22nd Ave. So. 2217 QUINCY ST. S.Sat. 8-3p.m. Furniture, ladies XL clothes, oriental, twin bed, wicker chairs, dish sets, turkey fryer, smoker, tons of misc. Lost & Found LOST FEMALE WHITE BICHON-Vicinity of Pasadena Yacht & Country Club on March 20. Dog answers to Lucy. Reward! Call 439-5619. LOST 2 IDSGulfport Area on St. Patricks Day. 727-744-2244. Card of Thanks PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. 4CT Automotive Automotive General
Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 53 LANDLORDS NEW ACCOUNT SPECIALDan Yingst Realty Prop. Mgmt Co. Is Now Accepting New Accounts at a Discounted First Year Rate of 5% per Month. (Restrictions Apply). Call Today 727-321-5258. BAY ISLAND WHAT A VIEW!W/F, 1BR/1BA Condo, W/D, Carport, Htd. Pools, Gated, Adult, Yearly Lease. THE SUN TEAM, 727345-0099. 1BR. S. PASADENA APT.$625/mo. includes water/maintenance. Close to shopping & bus, across from Publix, 6921 Hibiscus Ave. 727804-5694. 5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.2BR/1BA Apt. $650Mo. Also 1BR/1BA, $550/Mo. & Security. Water, Sewer, Garbage Included. Own Parking for 2 Cars. Background Check. 727-7100776. GULFPORT ART DISTRICT STUDIO$575/ Mo. includes W/S/G, Cable, Tile Throughout, 1 story On Beach Blvd. Near Library. 727-3454875. PARK STREETClose to everything, clean 1BR Apt., $625/mo. No pets. Call Kim 727541-2578 or Joanne 727-421-2555 SEVERAL FAMILY READY HOMES-for Rent from 2BRs, 3BRs & 4BRs. Reasonable Rents, 1st and Last to Move in. Section 8 ok. Newly Painted, Clean. Most with Yards. Small Pet Ok with Deposit. Call for Appt. 727-565-5565. 708 60TH ST. S. GULFPORTCute, spotless 2BR/1BA house w/huge unfenced backyard. Freshly painted, C/H/A, W/D Hook-up. Credit & Background Check. No Smoking. $695/Mo. No Section 8. Utilities not included. Call Sandy, 727-418-2242. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX-8th Ave. N. $750/Mo $750/ Security. Carport, Storage/Laundry Hook-ups, Remodeled, Quiet Safe Neighborhood. Long Term Adjacent Tenants. 727-347-1017. ISLA DEL SOL-Casa Del Mar 1BR/1.5BA, 4th Floor, Balcony, Unfurnished. Pool, Spa, Waterview. $900/Mo. plus last & Security. 727347-0909. TASTEFUL AND NEW!2719 Beach Blvd. 2BR/1BA, 100% Beautifully updated w/all new s.s. appliances, including microwave, washer/ dryer, garbage disposal refrigerator. New kithcen cabinets, new oors, Laundry room, private fenced-in yard, screened patio. Off Street Parking for 2. $950/Mo. annual. 941223-1100. STUDIO APARTMENT REMODELEDFenced-in Yard. Quiet. Parking. W/D Includes WIFI, Electric, Water, Cable, $625/Mo. + Security. No Pets. 727-916-0916. READY SOON-4 Units are Being Totally Renovated, Excellent Location, 1&2 BR, All Utilities Included, Background Check Required, Looking for Quality Tenants! 727-410-6599. City of Gulfport Public Notices City of Gulfport Public Notices Real Estate for Rent Wa nt people to kno w what yo u re all ab out? Business Adve rt ising Fe at ur e 2BR/1BA/1CAR GARAGE-Gulfport House. 1100sf, Walk to Stetson Law, CHA, W/D Hook-up, Wood Floors, Large Yard, Consider Lease/Option. $950/Mo. 727-347-4555.
54 Gabber April 4 April 10, 2013 TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. EFFICIENCY GULFPORT ART DISTRICTClose to Beach, Kitchen, Living Space 1 room, Separate Bedroom. Large Bathroom, Walker Accessable. $600/Mo. includes Water, Electric, Cable, Internet. 1 Cat Okay, No Dogs. 1st, Last, Deposit. 727-686-5158. 2BR/1BA HOUSE Gulfport Marina District, Ceramic Tile Floors, Fenced Yard. $900/Mo. 256-388-3284 or R.W. CALDWELL REALTY, 727-321-1212. 1BR/1BA APT.-CHA, on Busline. $525/Mo. 1st/last/security. Electric and one 1/2 Water. Background Check. Call 727-409-3716 After 5pm. TOWN SHORES WINDSOR-2BR/2BA, Front/ Rear Entrance to Water, Updated Kitchen, All New Tile, Power Shutters, Free Gas, H2O, Cable T.V. Club House, Tennis, Pools, Marina & Maintenance. Small Pets OK. 55+ (727) 7914480 CLEAN 1 BEDROOM ON LAKE-Maggiore. Recently Remodeled, Washer/Dryer, CHA Carport. Nice Neighborhood. $750/Mo. All Utilities Included. 727-289-6335. No Dogs. LES CHATEAUX CONDO-2BR/2BA. New Paint/Carpet. Water, Garbage, Cable Included. Heated Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis and Shopping. Non Smoking, No Pets. $800/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. 727-539-9800. Furnished Rentals GULFPORT WATERFRONT STILT HOME3/2, Pool, May-Oct. $1100/Mo. plus Utilities, 1st & Last, No Pets/Smoking. 727-323-1433. SPACIOUS SPOTLESS 3/2Dining Room, Laundry, X-Large Mastern bath w/double size shower, kitchen, glass top range, X-large refrigerator. Fenced corner lot, carport. 2027 37th St. S. $975 (Housing, $1,100) 727-3473555. Accommodations to Share MATURE LADY TO RENT ROOM-in my Home. (Over 30). Private Bath, Cable, Kitchen & Laundry Privileges. Call 727-434-0645.. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.
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