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No. 2350 February 20 February 26, 2014Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation Receives DonationExecutive Director Jane Ogilvie and Treasurer, Lynn DeVenuti, of the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation receive a donation from Brighthouse.The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation received a donation of $2,617.00 from BrightHouse Networks on Wednesday, February 12th at the Largo Cultural Center following a Bright Stars Senior Talent Show. Presented by BrightHouse Community Relations Director Susan Juhl, the donation was gratefully rec eived See Donation, page 6 Cupcakes on the RunBy Cathy Salustri It started as a school Jake Schultz: come up with a community service project for his gifted class. Instead of opting for collecting canned goods, Jake decided to go with what his family loved: running and cupcakes. He says his parents, both runners, inspired the run part. He realized other people liked to run, too. As for the cupcakes? Theres a lot of runners, and a lot of people who like cupcakes, he grins. That was a year ago, when 214 people entered the beach. At the end of the race, each participant received a cupcake. Jake donated See Cupcake, page 6 Gulfport to Hire Environmental Consultant Last year Gulfports Community Development Director Fred Metcalf and Mayor Sam Henderson went to bat for the city and came home with grant stipulates that the city hire a engineering consultant to do the environmental assessment.Sweet Lease For Little League Gulfport Little League will enjoy in the form of one dollar annual rent. The city will also pay the electric bill for six months out of every year. To help the team meet the needs of the city agreed to renew the leagues lease at these terms. This is the same lease that theyve had for the past ten years, City Manager Jim OReilly said. Beach Bazaar Seeks Ticket Vendor Status Gulfport Beach Bazaar is offering theaters, events and other entertainment venues an outlet to provide tickets to the general public at no service charge to the venue for selling their tickets. I just want my customers to be happy said owner Angela Lagan. We have The Bazaar Box tickets to Hickman Theater. Now customers are dropping in to see if we have tickets to about everything within 10 miles of Gulfport! It makes sense to provide this service for our residents and a perfect compliment to the store and out all day! If you have tickets to sell, please


2 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Theta members will be attending Sunshine City councils Sweetheart Luncheon on Marchand and Susan Henry and their committee have planned a celebration for the chapter sweethearts. Laureate Epsilon Theta is very proud chairmanships. She has worked chairmanships and serving on many committees. Her daughter Laurie and her family live here in St. Petersburg. She enjoys family outings, being with her grandchildren, volunteering in numerous organizations and a variety of crafts. She is truly a Sweetheart to all who know her. Congratulations Sunshine City Council will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, February 22 at the Elmer O. Smith Masonic Lodge in Pinellas Park from inviting ladies who have expressed an interest in learning more about Beta Sigma Phi. Members from the local chapters will be attending as well to provide information about their chapters activities. Join the Florida Suncoast Chorus Florida Suncoast Chorus is the only active chapter in Pinellas County of the international Barbershop chorus meets each Monday evening at the Largo Community Center. Directed by Tom Roan along with Associate Director Lance Lubin, this harmony. The chorus is dedicated to musical education and having fun singing. funds to buy music and pay expenses valentines and several shows a year. New members are always welcomed. You dont have to read music as singing tapes are provided. But you need to be able to sing on key. Prospective members should call Save Our Strays needs volunteers to foster felinesSave Our Strays phone requests this month are all about baby kittens that need to be rescued. And SOS foster homes are full. Can you temporarily help foster a cat or litter of kittens for Save Our Strays? Applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. If you are interested and willing to aid kittens in need, north county south county pet lovers may call at Save organization dedicated to rehoming abandoned cats and kittens and does not maintain a shelter facility.


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4 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Heroes on Central Gingrass and John Reed (unrelated to the driver) likely saved his life. Reeds work truck, a pool cleaning truck, hit a power pole while he drove Thats where Gingrass and John Reed sprang into action. convince police to let him move his car from behind police lines so the duo could One of the two welders had a knife in his pocket and cut Reed free. The on his hands. Both men declined to have their photo taken and hesitated at the idea they were heroes. Gingrass explained that, as welders, the pair burning car.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 5 Heritage Village Seeks Volunteers are offered a unique chance to help citizens connect the past with volunteers provide the community with a greater understanding of local and state history and underscore the importance of preserving history for future generations. Learn about volunteering with a volunteer orientation to be held on This orientation is planned for adults interested in becoming docents/tour guides, historic house caretakers and museum greeters. The meeting will be held in the For more information about volunteering or the orientation, call history museum brings more than structures, and experience historical exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens. Lithuanian-American Club Lunch The Lithuanian/American St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The winter schedule of luncheons is one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays 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 bread to buy every Thursday. information. Everyone is welcome.


6 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Donation, from front page by Foundation Executive Director Treasurer for the Foundation Board of Directors. BrightHouse recognized the important role the Foundation plays enhance educational, health related, recreational, and socialization programs and events offered through the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center in Gulfport, Fl. The Senior Talent Shows, held in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Manatee Counties are the prelude to BrightHouses annual Senior Idol Show. The three winning acts will compete at 7pm on April 22nd, 2014 at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Foundation is pleased to add BrightHouse Networks as a Community Partner in ongoing efforts to enhance the participant experience at the City of Gulfports Multipurpose Senior Center. Cupcake, from front page the money to charity. This year, Jakes in sixth grade at Madeira Beach Elementary and doesnt need a community service project, but hes reprising the run all the same. Sweet! of St. Petersburg has agreed to donate 200 cupcakes, and Jake will donate all the money raised to Rise Up St. Pete, a group that encourages mentoring and neighborhood cleanups in St. Petersburg. donate the money to] childhood obesity, he says. His mom Michelle And he was like, Mom, I dont think thats a good idea. Registration for the time event costs Friday. Race day registration costs Market offers Free Space for Non-Prots The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market continues its program of offering one free vendor space each week for event. Groups may use the space to offer free information, promote upcoming events and community outreach, to raise funds, or to sell Market managers. All funds raised in entity. currently being scheduled and any groups may apply to use the space as available in upcoming weeks and use of the space in recent months include library boosters, historical society members, environmental advocacy groups, community health organizers, art and theatre groups, veterans groups, animal rescue organizations and many others. For more information and to apply, please contact Daniel Hodge, Fresh Market Coordinator by email to dan@ Fine Dining every Friday Come join them at the Sons of Italy, reservations.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 7 District Launches New Academic Planner Pinellas County Schools has help guidance counselors work with students and track their progress, while offering parents more access to their childrens academic planning information. with a new online academic planning system that will help students plan their path through high school and beyond. Students will start using the program in eighth grade as they plan their high school academics. Counselor Connect, created by Systems, incorporates diploma designations for students following pathway as well as the industry established recently by the Florida Legislature and helps students: plans to align graduation, college and career goals based on future performance in classes on their actual grades to ensure they meet graduation, college admission and scholarship requirements. The interactive online planning system also helps guidance counselors monitor student progress and allows parents to use a messaging feature so they can communicate directly with their students counselor. Counselor Connect will help students work with their parents and guidance counselors to achieve their academic goals, Superintendent Michael A. Grego said. This valuable online resource will empower students to play a much greater role in determining their educational and career paths. Parents will have online access to their childrens plans. Students will be able to update their academic plans to align with their goals at any time in their academic careers. CTK Seeks Volunteers seeking adult and youth volunteers work with clients (shoppers), provide data entry, receptionist, or stockroom the following volunteer positions: a receptionist each Monday, Tuesday for Friday morning to help clients shop and backroom sorters Monday and speak to Carole or visit www. uniforms! organization which provides free County, free of charge. For more rating by Charity Navigator. Support for your Art and Business Get support for your art and business on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Unity of St. Pete, First Avenue N. Come and get support for producing your art and expanding your business. Arts Anonymous and Business Owners Anonymous offer this support. Call


8 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 2014 County Recycling Directory now Available The new Recycle Today: 2014 Pinellas County Recycling Directory has just been released. The directory is packed with the latest information about how to recycle in Pinellas County including local options for recycling cans, glass bottles, plastics electronics, chemicals and motor oil. Find out the new recycling options that are now available in Pinellas County. Many municipal recycling programs have been improved and citizens are encouraged to check for the changes in their municipality. Citizens can pick up a free copy at local libraries, Natures Food Patch centers. The directory may be viewed online at recycle. Recycle Today is published by the Solid Waste Division of Pinellas Countys Department of Environment and Infrastructure each year to make recycling easier by providing detailed and updated information on local programs, including: recycling programs offered in the 24 municipalities plus the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County computers or paint recycling mulch Guide for Recycling and Disposal asked questions about recycling handle their hazardous waste at Work Assessment to increase your business recycling Recyclin Roadie, a brightly painted mobile recycling trailer, for your next event events for the whole family To learn more about recycling, visit or Learn about the Everglades Restoration Superintendent of the Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, will present Everglades National Park: People, Pythons, and Billions for Restoration on Tuesday, February St. Petersburg. Admission is free. superintendent of Everglades treasure and a revered natural million acre fragile ecosystem which largest national park in the lower endangered. The park includes the largest freshwater sawgrass prairie in North America and the largest protected mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere. In his article, Sea Change author past hundred years, the Greater Everglades, once a vast sanctuary of freshwater shallows and sawgrass, has shrunk to half its original size. Canals and levees, dug years ago to spur urban and agricultural growth, have drained thousands of acres of wetlands.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 9 P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek SHINE Program Warns Against Scams Elder citizens are frequent targets of Medicare schemes, including the latest identity theft scheme. Recently, received phone calls from individuals declaring to be from the Health and Welfare Department informing them that a new Medicare card will soon then asked to verify some personal information, including their Medicare number, address, birth date, and banking information. Seniors, and those who care for them, should know that the true goal of these calls is identity theft. Medicare, and its authorized agents like the Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program, will not contact you through unsolicited calls, emails, or visits. They also will not ask for personal directly for assistance. SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased, and education regarding Medicare rights, options, and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families, and caregivers. While the states SHINE Program is a trusted community source, there are some organizations and individuals who should not be granted access to personal information. If you suspect the program or individual asking for your information is not legitimate, do not give them your information. Report the incident to the Senior Medicare Patrol project immediately To learn more about the SHINE Program or receive free help from SHINE, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in local communities, or contact SHINEs trained volunteer counselors at For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit Tae Kwon Do Offered at Community Center can learn this form of martial arts in a fun and safe manner. This class is Traditional and Olympic style Classes are held at The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, Wednesdays and Thursdays month. They also offer a Wednesday


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Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 11 Gulfport Garden and Bird Club are traveling down to experience the Myaka River. This event is open only to members and has no room for guests on the bus. Members have needed information which was handed out at our Feb. meeting. Any questions may be checked by calling your team leader. Looking forward to a day enjoying nature outdoors! Get Tickets for Passa-Grille Home Tour Home Tour are now available. The tour on March 22nd from homes, drinks and light refreshments clubhouse, and noted local historians at the Gulf Beaches Museum and artists at the Suntan Art Center. Busses taking patrons on the tour where patrons may shop or dine at local establishments with special home tour deals. Tickets are $20 and are limited. To purchase tickets online go to pagwc. com. ...Russian American Club The Russian American Club of Gulfport invites Russian people to join them on February 22nd for Russian Traditional Pancakes. Depression and Bipolar Support Group Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at the Suncoast Center (in back), 4024 Central Avenue on and support people are welcome. Call Introductory Digital Photography Workshop Do you feel overwhelmed by all the features your camera offers? Are you unsure what your camera can and cant do? The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, will offer an Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop on February 20th, March 20th, April 17th, and May 22nd. Classes start at cost only $10 per person. In this workshop the complete novice will gain a solid understanding of their compact digital camera or the basic features of their digital SLR. They will leave the workshop with the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetimes exploration of photography. After taking this workshop, participants are eligible for the Intermediate digital workshop. Please register by Tuesday before the class is scheduled. For more charged battery) and a pen or pencil for any notes. Church in the Afternoon Now you can sleep in on weekends without missing church! For the second year, Paradise Lutheran Church of Treasure Island is offering worship services at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in addition to its regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. The afternoon program, which began January 4, will continue here on vacation or live in Florida all year around. The church is located at the Treasure Island Causeway. Grief Share Support Group Grief Share support group will meet at Cornerstone Community St. Petersburg every Friday through


12 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has enjoyed a strong partnership with the U.S. Power Squadrons for years. Recently, the FWC provided Squadrons units across the state. The kits will be used by instructors life jacket use and to show students how easy it is to wear a life jacket all of the time while boating. Organizations like the Power Squadrons are a critical part of boating safety efforts in Florida and across the country, said Brian Rehwinkel, FWC Boating Safety Outreach Coordinator. The instructors with the Power Squadrons contact a new boater will encounter, and the information learned in a boating safety class can make a big difference on the water. Life jacket kits were purchased through boating safety grants for approved boating safety classroom courses in Florida. With life jackets, seeing is believing, Rehwinkel said. Having the life jackets in hand will allow instructors to show students how easy it is to wear them all the time while boating. Life jacket wear does make a difference. Statistics show that more were attributed to drowning, which life jackets are designed to prevent. We want to promote the message that there is a wide variety of comfortable, affordable and stylish life jackets on the market today, Rehwinkel said. It is easier than you might think to keep you and your passengers safe. The project with the Power Squadrons will help get that message out to those enrolled in boating safety courses. educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. The FWC is supportive of organizations who teach approved boating safety education courses in Florida. For more boating safety information, visit Hounds 4 Heroes Seeks Volunteers Hounds 4 Heroes of Tampa Bay, a trains retired racing greyhounds to be service dogs for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). You may have seen their dogs, which are provided to their handlers at no charge, walking on the streets of As a fundraiser, they will be doing gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble during the holidays and they need volunteers to assist. If you would like to donate a few hours to work,


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 13 Radio program is For the Love of Animals of information about the animals in their care on For the Love of Animals, a weekly radio program produced by Pinellas County Animal Services in cooperation with Inspiration AM1110 WTIS. some of the programs and services provided by Pinellas County Animal Services. The shows veterinary segment provides medical advice on how to keep cats and dogs happy and healthy, and the mail bag portion of the program answers email questions received by county animal Dogs and cats are a huge part of everyones life, says show host Len Ciecieznski from Pinellas County Communications. For the Love of Animals looks at the issues concerning pet lovers and gives great advice on how to perfect the relationship between pet and pet owner. For The Love of Animals is broadcast each Saturday morning from 11 a.m. till noon on Inspiration posted the following Monday on Pinellas Countys YouTube page, Pinellas County Animal Services in Largo. Normal hours of operation 6 p.m., with the adoption center adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays. For information on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty. 2600. The lost or found pets hotline Gulfport Tai Chi Gulfport Tai Chi classes have returned to the Recreation Center, to tai chi classes will be able to join the Tuesday and Thursday body elasticity, heart health, bone strength, balance and more while avoiding stress on knee and hip it is recommended that you attend both classes. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class. The classes


14 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 By Cathy Salustri Next month South Pasadena voters will elect two commissioners. Challengers Harris Blair and Robert Small will square off against incumbents Art Penny and Max Elson. Of the four candidates, only two will emerge victorious. of the four candidates. We asked each of the candidates their responses below before you decide how to cast your vote. Aside from correcting for grammar, punctuation and spelling, these are their unedited words in their entirety. What are your top three priorities if elected (or re-elected)? Harris Blair: 1) Ensure that the south Pasadena comprehensive plan is in sync with the objectives of Pinellas County comprehensive plan: net zero population density growth and no constriction the Pasadena Avenue corridor. 2) Put together a business plan that embraces the needs of residents and drivers passing through the corridor and recruit business owners whose goods and services match those needs. feasibility of burying all utility, communications and entertainment cabling. Max Elson: 1) Continue formation of Business putting residents and business owners together. This committee should include representatives from our largest employers and largest property tax payers. It should truly allow all facets of our city a forum. 2) of redevelopment running strong. Examine incentives for redevelopment from short term property tax credits to possible matching grants for Pasadena Avenue. Arthur Penny: 1) Locate funding/grants to avoid property tax increases for Pasadena, Pasadena Avenue, undergrounding of our power lines and increasing pedestrian and bicycling South Pasadena Business Revitalization Committee (BRC) I created, promote local businesses, locate and attract new businesses for the Pasadena Avenue corridor and promote our property taxes low while still providing the services that Citizens want Robert Small: 1)As a member of the South Pasadena Ad Hoc Committee, I voted for and approved the recommendations of the committee to address the challenges we face to upgrade and improve the image of South Pasadena including the JUMMP START PROJECT. Offering matching grants to our business for improving their 2) Work to make sure that Pasadena Avenue stays open and will not vote to shorten lanes for the Corridor utilities to cooperate in the undergrounding of utility wires to improve public safety and City aesthetics by searching for Grants locally, state wide, and Federally. What can the commission do and what will you support to unclog ME: I would support working with the DOT for possible bus stops. I know that a lot of the very recent (last three will ease by themselves when the Bayway bridge project is completed. There are presently periodic, complete closures of the Bayway and to here or Treasure Island Causeway. AP: I will support any logical Pasadena Avenue that does on our citizens. Pasadena Avenue is maintained and controlled by the FDOT. I believe the commission through persistence and help from our representatives in Tallahassee can request an problems and work with us due to the periodic closures of the Bayway bridge. RS: shorten the amount of lanes on Pasadena Avenue. Lets at Bay Island and work with FDOT to program a better Pete Beach. HB: See numbers one and three above combined with sequence. How can South Pasadena better brand itself to lure businesses and visitors? AP: As a gateway to some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida we need to present ourselves to business developers as such. Many cities in our state are setup as we are and provide restaurants and service businesses that attract visitors, locals and neighboring residents. RS: We need to reveal that we are Sleepy Hollow NO MORE! We ARE a DESTINATION TO THE GULF and you can sail your boat, drive your vehicle, and jog or walk to these fabulous beaches! HB: In addition to the questions, the board of commissioners needs to meet quarterly with business and community leaders to promote ways to build the brand. ME: We are the gateway to the beaches and should bill ourselves as such. Continued development service establishments such as restaurants and other service businesses that draw people from neighboring communities as well as local residents. Why did you decide to run? RS: The people of South Pasadena asked me to run! Condominium Association for 12 years (nine years as as president of Shore Drive South Corporation, I felt it my obligation to bring my experience to South and lead it into the fabulous city it can become. HB: The board of commissioners hired a consultant to look at our comprehensive corridor plan (CCP) and to make proposals community. Either the BOC failed to task the consultant or the consultant chose to ignore those guidelines (unlikely). The result was a proposed gutting of the CCP. This became necessary in South Pasadena: Four Men Enter, Only Two Will Win


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 15 lanes, rezoning of two properties for higher density living and the insertion of bicycle lanes. The CCP was designed to allow the citizens the event of a hurricane or other disaster. The BOCs ethical guideline is to do no harm. If the BOC had any common sense they would realize that public safety holds a higher priority than bicycle lanes and capital gain from taller buildings. I chose to run because we need to infuse the BOC with more common sense. ME: I have been on the commission for the past three years and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoy giving back to the community and would welcome the opportunity to continue serving. AP: I have been on the Commission Commission needs continuity and stability at this time. Seven generation of my family have lived in Florida since the late 1700s and Condominiums, I am truly devoted to South Pasadena and our great State. How can voters contact you? HB: I will always be available to ME: I may be reached via email at AP: If anyone has any questions concerning my campaign or recommendations for our city the best way to contact me is by my email at RS: Ive been a full time resident for book. When elected, youll be able to reach me at city hall too! Contact Cathy Salustri at


16 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 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 The Art of Making Change: Part Two Did you make any New Years Resolutions this year? Hows it going? Wait! Dont hang up. When you make a New Years Resolution, you are asking yourself to develop a new habit. Your choice: escalator. But new habits take time to take over, more time than you think, if you think about it at all. And if youre not thinking about whats involved in making change happen, then its no wonder youve forgotten what your 2014 resolutions even were. I failed missing? Welcome, Dear Readers, to the off ramp of the Wheel of Failure: The Art of Making Change is a continuation of last weeks column that invited you to tear up your list of New Years Resolutions and begin again. In Jeremy Deans compelling new book, Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Dont, and How to Make Any Change Stick, he assures us that new habits can be formed, but how long it takes varies greatly. On average, it takes 66 days for a new habit to take over your life. Two months or more of everyday attention, writing it down, keeping focused, telling a friend, working with a coach or an accountability partner. Why so long? Because neuroscientists know the brain has a mind of its own. It resists change and would rather nap in front of Duck Dynasty. When you mindfully decide to let go of an old habit and replace it with something less fried and sugary, something better for your sleep, digestion and overall health, you wake up to a new understanding of what drives your habits. Acting without thinking drives our habits, reports Dean. Scientists who control reality we all live in, they have given it a name. Its called automaticity, and learning to move through it and act from a place that is more authentic to your personal vision of health and wellness paves the way for successful change. And so does: ACTING ON WHAT YOU VALUE. create a visualization, a detailed mental picture of who you are, where you are, what you feel when you see yourself living a healthier, happier life. I see myself with my husband, hiking in Florida and camping over night with our grandchildren. I love them to bits and they love being with What you value will express itself in your personal wellness vision. Make make this a DIY project, or recruit a close friend, or consult with a local wellness coach. SET GOALS, STAY POSITIVE, BE PATIENT. Once your wellness vision is created, you have a target to aim for. Next, youll want to create the small, realistic goals that will get you there: week by week. Change is not linear. Expect setbacks and delays but avoid despair. In fact, stay very, very positive. Thats what all the research shows. celebrate what you did do. Beating lasting change. for a new habit to take hold. An exercise habit takes even longer. A people who write down a detailed, likely to achieve their goals. Fifty percent is huge!


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18 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 This Weeks Solution Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events The following event will be held at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 10 a.m.: Growing Tropical Clumping Bamboo in Your Yard with guest Island Bamboo. February 20: Preview Night with Free. Proceeds support Club projects including Scholarships.Become A Lifeguard in order to continue in the class. water for 2 minutes using legs stopping and swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick from bottom, resurface and swim back to the starting point and exit open. Session I dates: February 22, information. Call for Vendors Island Festival, an annual event celebrating culture of the South Pinellas Gulf Beach Communities, will be held at Gulf Beaches Historical Beach, on March 1st, 2014. Artists, crafters and antique/collectible vendors are invited to participate. There will be space for 40 vendors the museum. There is no fee, but a donation would be greatly appreciated in exchange for your participation. Email or call information.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 19 The Gabs We asked downtown Gulfport businesses to tell us what they saw as a city's responsibility to its businesses.Angela Lagan, Beach Bazaar "The biggest thing I want from the city is to promote our city as a place where everyone can come to visit and Charles Cox, Frivolous Fruit Products (Tuesday market vendor) It should help promote business, make sure they stay in business. They should have a liaison between the businesses in the city who goes around and sees what they could use." Barbara Banno, Stella's To keep Gulfport vital and the streets beautiful, attracting tourism. Tiffany Anderson-Taylor, Live Curly, Live Free To make it easy for us to do business in the city. 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


20 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of WorshipSt. Johns Reunion Benet Dust off your leg warmers and tease up your hair, celebrate with St. Johns, be there or be square! Get your local friends and former classmates together and make this a reunion to reminisce the totally restaurants, music you remember and lots of items that will have you outbidding your best friends! Silent auction will be held at St. Tickets will be available for $40/ person at the church and school Foster Homes Needed Imagine being taken away from your home, not knowing where you will go, leaving behind your favorite things. Now, imagine this through the eyes dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. They need you. When you open your heart and your home to foster children, you foster hope. For more information on becoming a foster parent, please call Shop the Thrift Mall Pasadena Community Church now has three stores at one location (Pasadena Avenue and Second Avenue Saturday. The mall features three rooms: one with clothes, shoes, gifts, china, glasses, sporting goods, and one with furniture, household


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship items, electronics, books and tapes. Come and discover a treasure at a great price! Whos Counting?By Barbara Purtee Its birthday party time and the women of First United Methodist want you, and your friends, to join us for this tasty and fun luncheon event at noon on March 11th. Cost is just On this day we will celebrate all of our birthdays, together,at our Annual Birthday Party luncheon. We must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, reservations. Let us know before March 7th. Come, celebrate YOUR BIRTHDAY with us. Well be looking for you! Volunteer with Hospice Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Countys years, is looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of positions from at the bedside, administrative roles, in one of three resale shoppes to helping at one of many special events. Learn more about how to get involved by going to 4100. Chamber Music Concert Series Contemporary and traditional chamber music presented by The the music of new composers and modern masters on grand piano and a variety of instruments from brass to percussion. Sunday afternoons at


22 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 By Matthew Margolis Fences and Leashes Save Lives For many of the same reasons you off to daycare alone, its also not a good idea to let your pooch roam the Animal Control... Unless you live on a large plat in Montana, your pup or a fence when cavorting in the great outdoors. In short, its dangerous. I once had a client express concern about a woman who frequently walked her dog in his neighborhood. This woman would drape the leash around her neck, and her dog would The dog was a large mixed breed, and my client had a dachshund with a bad habit of barking at the big guys. The problem was that my client wasnt convinced this woman had any control over her very powerful dog. According to him, she would frantically try to hook the leash to its collar when she saw other dogs or people approaching. Even after guy would pull and lurch, all but canine disaster waiting to happen. Question: Where do these potential disasters play out most often? Answer: Wherever dogs gather ... The best thing you can do for your pooch is be in control of his immediate environment. This means a leash or a fence when he isnt inside. Frankly, I dont get the hype about dog, but mine exhibit nothing short of joy when I bring out the leash. No fear, no hostility, no evidence of any consistently harnessed and shackled to me during most of our outdoor excursions. Most because there are exceptions. Again, those fences. A fenced backyard is a great place or improperly fenced backyard, though? Heres a story thatll break your heart. Our dog was hit by a car on Saturday, and I am overwhelmed with grief from the loss of her. I loved that dog so much. We recently bought a home and moved into it in early June. There is a hill in our backyard, and we were concerned that Lucy could jump the fence. We planned to have a new fence built, but after testing Lucy, we didnt think she would jump it. On the 4th of July, we left the house, not even thinking about the wondering whether Lucy was scared. She was gone when we got home, but thank God someone had found her and picked her up and called us. She said she almost hit her. My husband stayed home from work the next day to be with her, and he boarded up the part of the fence that was the lowest. We went to the movies that night, and she was still there when we got home. We went to the beach during the day on Saturday, and she was still there when we got home. So we left again Saturday to go out. All night I had my cellphone out, waiting for a call that someone had picked her up. I made note of when been hit by a car. Now, all I can do is cry all day and all night. It should be a joyous time because we bought our new house, but I hate that house now. All I can see is Lucy. When I look in the backyard, I bawl. She really loved her new backyard. I am so overwhelmed with guilt. I keep saying, why did we leave? Why didnt we leave her in the house or even in her crate? I am so miserable. I feel so lost, so empty and so guilty. She was just the best dog. Such a sad story. Such an unnecessary loss. I wish there were something I could say to make this woman feel better. The only thing she can do now to feel better and honor the loss of her loved one is acknowledge her mistake and share her story. Thats why I included it. She shared it with me, and Im sharing it with you. Please take it to when out and about.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 23 JudgementalACROSS 1 Costly op of 1987 7 Salt follower 13 Tristram Shandy author 14 Ness quarry 15 SLEFINGE 17 Mighty ___ a Rose 18 Presently 19 Swiss stream 21 Fostered 23 Has concern 25 Give the eye 26 Fate 27 Took the bait 28 Extort 29 Feedbag tidbit 30 Bacchanalian cry 32 Stripling 33 RESPONIMIS 39 Iraqi export 40 Jot 41 Magnon lead-in 42 Macho types 45 ___ I Kissed You: Everly 46 Always, to poets 47 Kin of etc. 48 Bis! 51 Black 52 Postal Creed word 53 Be familiar with 54 Stout 55 BREV 60 Tilted 61 Vindicate 62 Urfas former name 63 Give a hand DOWN 1 Doctrine 2 Puncture tool 3 Series of six 4 Tough trip 5 Common connector 6 Umps kin 7 Play part 8 Angelic headwear 9 Neat as ___ 10 ___ Tiki 11 Hire 12 Car transaction 16 Attention 20 Communist 21 Emulate Gabriel 22 Clamor 23 Kind of engineer 24 Its often split 25 Car make, briey 27 Kick off 28 Kind of metabolism 31 Center start 32 Admit 34 Coward 35 French roast 36 North Atlantic menaces 37 Popular cookie 38 Das Rheingold character 42 Gossip 43 Ballerina: Fr. 44 Spoiled 48 They have ailes 49 Cheese choice 50 See 2 Down 51 Nicholas Gage title 53 Olin and Howard 54 Prayer beads 56 Norma ___ 57 Motorists org. 58 Campers, briey 59 Wager


24 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Local Writers Speak at Boyd Hill Come hear Gabber columnist and reporter Cathy Salustri will join Tampa Bay Times writer Jeff Tampa Tribune staff writer Wendy Joan Biddlecombe, and USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of English Dr. Thomas Hallock for the We Find Nature in the City? on Friday, February 21. As part of the Boyd Hill Writers in the Preserve series, the writers will work. Cathy Salustris reading will focus on Clam Bayou. Manzione, Gloria Muoz and Brian Duncan will lead a poetry night hike through the Preserve. The series concludes on April 11 Community Gathering, as writers, environmentalists and community advocates celebrate the natural and built environment of south St. Petersburg. This lecture series demonstrates the extraordinary talent at USF St. Petersburg and our commitment to engaging the community with provocative programming, said Frank Biafora, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. I commend Dr. Hallock for his creative leadership. USFSP Florida Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences and Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Andrea Andersen. Each event is free and open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. For more information contact Thomas Hallock Club Way South in St. Petersburg. Ducky Event to Benet All Childrens The All Childrens Hospital Guild Beach Branch members will present starring Sir Duck. This year Ducky Goes to the Oscars will be presented at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Island Causeway in Treasure Island. place on Friday, February 21 from Festivities include dinner, open bar, silent and live auction. Music will be provided by First Take. to All Childrens Hospital for predetermined special projects for the children. Please contact Annmartine or reservations. Rhode Islanders to Picnic Come out for a picnic in the park with other Rhode Islanders on Monday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to dusk at Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg, East Beach (2nd shelter on the right #14). This is a covered picnic shelter and everyone brings their own food/drink and utensils (alcohol not permitted by the park). Please bring a casserole, salad, or dessert for everyone to share at the pot luck table. This picnic is always held on the second Monday in March.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 25 Lola Pinot Noir This Pinot features a bright garnet in color with aromas of cola, blackberries, cherries and a sweet vanilla cedar note. The rich, layered mouth feel is Pinot cant be beat for the price. I highly recommend it especially because it has a connection with Palmetto Florida! Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years. Chickens 101 at Weedon Island Preserve Interested in raising chickens? The Pinellas County Extension will provide expert instructions on raising and caring for backyard chickens. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, at Weedon Island Preserve Education Center in St. Petersburg. The cost of the workshop is $10 per family, and the program will address the fundamentals of raising chickens in Pinellas County. Dr. Agriculture and Natural Resources at Sarasota County Extension, and other experts will discuss local regulations, housing, health issues and nutrition of backyard chickens. To register for the Chickens 101 workshop, visit http://www. or call Weedon Island Preserve at is required as seating is limited. Weedon Island Preserve protects Weedon Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Catch a Jazz Concert The Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society will sponsor an outreach concerts on Thursday, February 20th, Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will Pinellas Park. Admission is $10. Call


26 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Dear Pat: The asphalt driveway at my house was replaced just several years ago, but some cracks have developed. I have tried to repair them, but they keep opening up. How can I make a permanent repair? Dear Anna: It can be very disappointing to install a new driveway that looks great and then have ugly cracks form in just a couple of years. You should contact the company that installed the new asphalt driveway to see if they will repair it for you. like new again. Since your asphalt driveway is relatively new, serious cracks indicate there are some problems with the gravel base. The asphalt company should have totally removed all the old asphalt, leveled and compacted a gravel base, and then laid the new asphalt layer. With an unstable gravel base, for whatever reason, there probably is not a permanent repair for the current cracks. This does not mean you cannot make repairs that last several years, but smaller cracks appearing through the repair are probable. Smaller cracks are easier be small enough that they are not an aesthetic issue. Another problem you may have had with the repair is you did not follow the repair material manufacturers instructions. People typically dont read the instructions thoroughly and The repair material instructions may also recommend a maximum thickness for the repair. Filling the entire depth of a deep crack can result in too much shrinkage. If ideal depth of the repair material should not be more than twice the width of the crack. Dont give up and assume things are hopeless because it is important closed as possible. Wherever there is a crack, water can seep through it into the ground. This will make the base even more unstable. No matter what type of repair material you select, clean out the crack as thoroughly as possible. This is important so the repair material has a solid surface to which to adhere. Use a screwdriver to dig out any big chunks and then a stiff brush followed by a wet/dry vacuum repair materials available. When repairing a smaller crack during warm weather, a pourable type of material works well. Repair material gun works well anytime and makes it easier to eliminate voids. Once the repair material is installed, sprinkle it with sand, place a piece of plywood over it, and drive the car over it to level the surface.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 27 Town Shores ShufeboardHigh scorers in the game of Hoss Collar played Feb 7 when the Pass-A-Grille club visited. L-R Jim West (PAG) and partner Nelson Burchat (TS) won with 199 points, while Winona Loucks ( PAG) and partner Jim Greene (TS) took second place with 134 points. Winona and Nels won last year also. and social gathering. With 21 from P.A.G. and 24 locals attending, two games were played followed by a short respite with abundant refreshments at the clubhouse. A third game was started and then the rains came resulting in a on the morning of Tues. Mar.11th to close out the two annual home and home visits. Island Festival Coming in March On Saturday, March 1, the Friends of the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum (GBHM) will kick off Island Festival, an annual event celebrating culture of the South Pinellas Gulf Beach Communities. Starting at husband Bill will be entertaining with original music played on banjo, dulcimer and guitar along with Susans stories. St. Pete Beach Fire Fighters will be grilling hot dogs, burgers and more. Everyone knows cooking! The Florida Suncoast MG Car Club will have their vintage cars all shined up for display. Organized British car club in the Tampa Bay area. be on stage with old time gospel Dave, The Dynamic Duo playing music from Dave Matthews, Bob many more and will play requests and The New Horizon Band from Eckerd College will perform for their The band is a national program at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Eckerd College that encourages people in the community to pick up an instrument and learn to play in a group. the Museum displaying jewelry, collectables, hobbies, art and photography work. The GBHM Friends will have a special Treasure Booth, costumed guides will be handing out historic notes, the Museum along with its gift shop will be open. At noon there will be a historic basket auction. Take your childs photo with Mr. Friendly and get a special badge. The Festival is open to the public and there is no admission fee. The property is handicap accessible. Island Festival at Gulf Beaches


28 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 The sun and Neptune have a kind of Rainbow Connection going on this week, and like the song sung by will wonder whats on the other side of the colorful, illusory banner. What is your expectation of the world beyond the rainbow? Make note of it. What you want it to be will provide inspiration for your next adventure and is probably far more interesting than what is really over there. ARIES Youll be a living example of this principle. Most people are far more likely to notice if they dont receive respect than if they dont give it. Your extra mindfulness and efforts in this regard will go a long way in setting you up for success in both your personal and professional life. TAURUS dont get to make your own rules for everything in the world, but you do get to make your own rules about what success is to you. So why not lighten up a bit and make it easier on yourself this week? Success can be as simple as putting a smile on someones face or taking good care of yourself. GEMINI communicate your status to people through posture, and this week they will believe whichever posture you take on. Obviously its not automatically better to take a higher status. There will be many occasions on which your deference would be CANCER currently might not have the social circle of your dreams, but that will change to some extent this week as you mentally align yourself with the kinds of people you wish to circulate among. Imagine the qualities and values these people have. Get involved in the activities and interests that will attract this set. LEO many around you seem to take life for granted, you cherish the time you have. Your natural curiosity and awareness of everyday beauty Others will see you and want the peace and harmony you have. Youre doing your part to raise the vibration of the planet. VIRGO week is about becoming a stronger person and letting go of dead weight. In order to make your life easier, ask yourself some hard questions. For instance, what do I want to stand for and achieve in this lifetime? Cutting essential. LIBRA who have plenty of support and encouragement dont understand what kind of personal fortitude it takes to make things happen under less hospitable circumstances. Thats your advantage. Youve done a lot with a little, and youll do it again. Dont underestimate yourself. You can accomplish amazing things. SCORPIO are those around who just dont get you, and their reaction (or more likely to let it, make you feel less special. So dont agree to let it. You are in charge of your opinion of yourself. Youve done remarkable things. Give enough to understand you. SAGITTARIUS 21). The balance of power is a major theme for you this week both at home and at work. Those in authority often select their favorites. Theres no use earning the good graces of those in charge is a natural aim. Instead, focus your energy on being a top performer. CAPRICORN In order to handle the challenges of the week to the best of your ability, a perspective shift will be necessary. want. You can make the mental leap by focusing on your ancestors and the different kind of life they lived in their time. Another way is to consider your legacy. AQUARIUS People are different. Some yearn place excitement and adventure higher on the list. The way to happy relationships is to learn whom you are dealing with and expect only things that are closest to this persons true nature. This includes your relationship with yourself! PISCES need for security is basic. You should in no way be made to feel like you are uncool for reacting to anything that threatens your sense of security Those who challenge this by telling you to lighten up are not really on your side. Do only what youre comfortable with. This Week's Birthdays: Your dazzling year begins with developments in a very important relationship. Youll have happy news to share with family. March brings business with kindred spirits, and youll sock away money, too. You like to do things in a certain order, and that order will be disturbed in April and with marvelous results. The key with the changes. Your ambitious goals will require vigorous efforts, and it will help if you have a good teacher, so shop around for the best. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Mic Beach Party Hosted by Mark Blackwood Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment Dorothy & Jim Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his acordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 29 Porch Party: Equal Pay for Pinellas Teachers When did your child's teacher answer may surprise you. While younger teachers have always received a salary based on things other than the color of their skin, Pinellas teachers didn't always get equal pay. When did Florida start paying teachers equally? constitution, provisions were made for separate educational facilities based upon race. White segregated schools and their teachers also were limited to serving in schools of their own race. remedy large pay disparities that its members faced in comparison with their white counterparts. Florida historian long struggle to achieve equal pay and places this battle within the context of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida. Jon Tallon will give an informative history of Pinellas teachers and their battle for equal pay. Tallon, an elusive "Florida Native", cut his teeth on Pinellas county politics and police work. Tallon will speak at the Gulfport Historical Society's February interpretation of the battle for equal educator's pay in Pinellas County. FL. A two time graduate from USFSP, the former athlete and current basketball and softball coach, became involved in studying the legal activism of Civil Rights movement after entering the Florida Studies spent 12 years working with was often tasked with archival research. Among his most prized possessions is a signed copy of Thurgood Marshall's biography. Porch parties are free. You may bring a dish to share, although it is not necessary. All porch parties are free but the museum accepts donations and new members at any time. BYOB. The Gulfport Avenue South in Gulfport. Please for more information. Built Circa 1927 Indoor/Outdoor Dining Plenty of FREE Parking Indoor/Outdoor Dining Plenty of FREE Parking $1 1.95 $8.95Prime Rib Mondays New Sunday Hours ~ Open Noon for LunchMacadamia Crusted Mahiw/ small slaw & mashed SPECIALS DISCLAIMER: While supplies last. Dine-in only. No sharing. Not good with any other offers. Expires: 2/23/14 Expires: 2/23/14 Sunday, Noon~4pm 2913 Beach Boulevard 727-343-2583 Toddler Storytime Come join them at Gulfport a.m. They read stories, sing songs, blow bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! For more information contact Cailey at us.


30 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 YMCA Diabetes Prevention ProgramDid you know that reducing your body weight by just 7% and increasing your physical activity can greatly reduce your risk of developing a host of chronic diseases? The YMCA of Greater St Petersburg has joined forces with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Medicare to help seniors take control of their health. Gulfport Senior Center is the latest organization to begin offering the YMCA classes to make it easier for local seniors to take advantage of this program. The next series of classes begin Tuesday, February Participants work together to lose a modest amount of weight, increase their physical activity and create healthy habits that can reduce risks of Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, and Erectile Dysfunction. Classes meet for one hour a week for 16 weeks and are followed up by monthly maintenance meetings. All classes are led by a trained Lifestyle Coach. Participants are eligible for a complimentary membership to the YMCA throughout the program. Do you qualify? For more information Polish American Society News The Polish American Society, Coast Guard commissary) is open with live bands on Sundays through May 4th. Doors open at Bring family and friends and support Polish heritage. You will meet all For more information call Bev Join them for a Tea Dance on Tess on trumpet). Cost is $7. TOWN SHORES BILLIARDSThe doubles nalists in Strait Pool Competition at the recent Town Shores Billiard Tournament. L-R Al Browne, Dave Orca, Roger Thompson and Jerry Trissel. to head with the team of Dave Orca and Roger Thompson in Strait Pool. With the teams quite evenly matched the game was not decided until the very end when Jerry dropped ball number also, thanks to all the entries who made for a competitive season of Billiards. Results of the tournament showed the following winners and runners up: SINGLES Snooker Jerry Trissel Blair Libby Strait Pool Jerry Trissel Richard Neice DOUBLES Snooker Blair Libby & Henri Derouin & Dave Orca Jack Sutphin Strait Pool Al Browne & Dave Orca & Jerry Trissel Roger Thompson Dave Phillips Roger Thompson Blair Libby Rich Serrian


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 31 Dance to the Sounds of Dixieland The Bourbon City Ragtime Band will be performing at the Polish SE (next to Coast Guard commissary) on Friday eveningFebruary 21st from The public is welcome to enjoy musicians on the banjo, guitar, trumpet, keyboard and drums. Come and enjoy the evening with this great Cost is $7 at the door. Cash bar and Open Call for Flash Fiction and Nonction Trace Taylor Publication invites all Gulfport and surrounding Pinellas County writers of any age to submit manuscripts for possible publication in either or both up and coming new annual anthologies, The Gulfport Submission Requirements: paragraph author bio. manuscript (submitted to more than one publisher or journal) will not be accepted. Pays selected writers two copies of publication and credit listing in which their work will appear. Writers retain all copyrights to their work. Revenues from sales will support the annual Youth Writing Workshops and Contest. Call or email for submission forms Reading Paws at the Gulfport Library Did you know reading to a pet can help boost your childs literary Maya, the reading assistance golden retriever. To make an appointment with Maya please call Cailey at Maximo Police Resource Center Stop in to the Maximo Police Resource St. Petersburg to see what information they have available. They offer discounted books, free seniors. You can drop off donations for our troops overseas, pick up bus schedules, and get information on City and County services. They also provide pamphlets, guides, maps and discount coupons for City and area attractions. Check them out.


32 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Gulfport Art Exhibit and Reception Join us for the 22nd annual exhibit of the Gulfport Senior Artists Workshop. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, featuring paintings in all mediums will be available for the entire month of March. The workshop is under the direction of volunteer art instructor, Betty Staebell. Gulfport City Wide Sale Saturday, March 8, 2014 It is that time again Gulfport!! The City Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, Gulfport address on the brochure for this years sale. The City of Gulfport is now kindly accepting addresses to be added to this years City Wide Yard Sale brochure. Deadline to sign up is Friday, February For your Gulfport address to be added to the Yard Sale Brochure: your Gulfport address. So dig into the garage, closet or shed and get rid of all that stuff you havent used for a year or more! Most likely, someones looking for what you dont want anymore. Get on the brochure today! For more


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 33 String Quartet Concert The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is sponsoring a string quartet music concert on Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 PM at the Gulfport from Roots to Ragtime, the members of the quartet, Frances Pisacane and Julie Tollen, violins, Myron Rosenblum, viola, and Ruth and play music by Corelli, Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Borodin, Dvork and Joplin. Admission is free, so come on over to the library and enjoy delightful music performed by professional musicians. For more information contact Cailey at or call Beginning Readers & Writers Workshop Attention! Parents of Beginning This workshop will be on March 1st, Trace Taylor and the Gulfport Public Library will be presenting their beginners reading and writing skills. To reserve your seat, call the the Reference Desk. Tracetaylorpublishing@ Book Donations Needed Donations of books are needed by the Bookstore of The Friends of the West St. Petersburg Community Library located on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, corner of proceeds from the sale of these items are used to fund special childrens community. They are a volunteer provide a receipt to you for your possible tax deduction. Please call Wii Bowling at the Senior Center The Gulfport Groovies meet up at the Gulfport Senior Center located at Thursday at 1 p.m. to challenge each other at a game of Wii Bowling and practice for the next competition. Wii Bowling is easy to learn and fun to play. Come down and give it a try. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy of age or older. For more information, Bring Your own Computer Social Media Class Ever wonder what Facebook is all about? Learn how to create an account, privacy settings, share photos with family and friends or contact long lost friends. Classes are on Mondays at 10 a.m. Space is limited so you must sign up at the Senior Center by stopping in or call computer. You must be a Senior Center member and classes are free.


34 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Junior League to hold Whale of a Sale The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) announces today that the Whale of a Sale is back by popular demand. This legendary one day rummage sale is returning on Saturday, February 22. Doors will open at 7 a.m. at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Harbor Hall (former Dali Museum) located at 1000 Third Street S. The traditional sale will last until for one hour only, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., shoppers may purchase a large shopping bag for $10, to take Additionally, if you want to be the can attend the Sip and Sea Preview Shopping Party on Friday, February 21. Enjoy signature cocktails, light hors doeuvres, a cash bar and The Sip and Sea Preview Party will also feature DJ Ricky of Rhythm Makers DJs, blasting the tunes while you shop for great bargains. Tickets are now available for purchase, to experience this treasure hunting party. Tickets are $40.00 for the Sip and Sea Preview Party. Admission to the Saturday portion of Whale of a Sale is free. Purchase your tickets at www. or mail a check to the Suite 201, St. Petersburg. Proceeds from this event will support the Junior League of St. Petersburgs community projects and programs.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 35 Tierra Verde Classic Car Show and Taste The Tierra Verde Business Partnership (TVBP) presents the Third Annual Classic Car Show and Taste of Tierra Verde from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the downtown Tierra Verde parking lot (1101 Pinellas Bayway, South). Premium Productions plans an exciting day of classic cars, music, food from local restaurants plus fun activities for the kids. groups. The mission is to support and promote existing and new businesses appreciation and community spirit. Here people live and work together for a mutually positive result both economically and socially. Watch. It cannot be experienced at any other educational institution in the U.S.! and other state and local agencies, the team provides maritime assistance to the boaters of Tampa Bay. Students are trained in technical rescue, boating response and piloting rescue vessels. any sort of distress, disaster or problem imaginable. Under the direction of professionally trained staff members, students coordinate the utilization of four rescue boats and an operations/communications center to save lives and property on a daily basis. The students do not get any academic credit for their work, nor are they paid. The team is funded through a variety of sources, with a larger portion of the budget coming from the local community. Gulfports Third Saturday Art Walk: Shop local for interesting selections in Gulfports Waterfront Art District, on Saturday, February authentic Old Florida atmosphere will provide a unique and relaxing shopping experience for visitors of all persuasions. Marvel at the work of artists and craftsmen, as well as authors and entertainers stretched Beach Boulevard. Live musicians including the Urban Gypsies, the Double M Band, and others will be appearing at venues throughout the art and craft booths, visitors may also enjoy Gulfports unique shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available from events are pet and family friendly. Experience a dining, shopping and cultural experience unlike any other. The event is located near the information can be found at http:// follow us on Facebook www.facebook. com/GulfportArtWalk, visit us at Classical Music at Library The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is sponsoring a concert of music for string quartet on Thursday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport from Roots to Ragtime, the members of the quartet, Frances Pisacane and Julie Tollen, violins, Myron Rosenblum, viola, and Ruth and play music by Corelli, Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Borodin, Dvork and Joplin. Admission is free, so come on over to the library and enjoy delightful music performed by professional musicians. For more information contact Cailey at or call


36 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 344-6386 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mon served. ADULT/ALL AGES PROGRAMS Victors Support Group for Victims of Sexual Abuse: Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10 am. Gulfport Toastmasters Womens AA Club Adventures in Ancestry 4:00 pm. Lynne Brown instructs you on how to research your familys history and genealogy. AARP Income Tax Assistance: Mondays & MUST BRING SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS RETURNS, A PICTURE ID, AND ALL PER other income & credits, & a copy of last year's Gulfport Garden Club Program : Thurs., SCORE Counseling helpful advice from experienced business pro fessionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. ment. CHILDREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS Science Club: build our own creations with Legos and try a new experiment every week! Parents are wel come to join in on the the fun! Storytime : Join Cailey every Thursday morn ing for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Attention Young Scientists! Every Monday engineering club for children in grades th. Well build with Legos and try a new science experiment every week! For more Toddler Storytime every Thursday @ bubbles and meet other caregivers in the community! For more info contact Cailey at Wednesday Teen Afternoons Hey Teens! Come hang out with Sherri and Cailey Wednesday afternoons at the Gulfport movies, help with homework, listen to music, and just hang out and have fun. For more info contact Cailey at cklasson@ TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Game Zone Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm All meetings and programs are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For more information, call: 893-1074 or check our website ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom PROGRAMS 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CHILD CARE PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the nual registration fee is $17 for residents and able until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. Hours 2013-2014 TOT TIME PROGRAM On options are available. Program hours are Proof of residency is required for Gulfport residents. 2013-2014 VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) PROGRAM Ongoing registra tinue for children who live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. The program aims to make learning fun for Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. FREE Teen Night Program Registration in February! Teen Nights Program theme for February is Free, Free! No registration fees for any new teen who registers. Parents must register at the front th. (min. 10 Teens) At Ten Pins Lanes we will bowl 2 games for FREE. Teen Night is every Monday, information or visit and go to the recreation center link. NEW CLASSES for more information or visit the website for more info. TOMLINSON SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulf ports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee years of age or younger MUST have a signed Recreation Center. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 37 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours This month's calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or download your copy at and click the Senior Center link. The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays is also needed before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. See Rachel at the Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. Monthly Memory Screening Monday of every month, Macaluso with Alzheimers Association will be at the Senior Center offering memory screenings as well as information to our members. MUST call and schedule your screening. Movie Day at the Snack Bar 11th at 11:00 am. Watch a FREE, current movie and get a great deal on lunch Monthly Blood Sugar Checks NEW! important to know your numbers! The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay will be at the Senior Center on the 2nd Thursday of every to provide blood sugar checks. Gulfport Health & Bon Voyage been lately? Bahamas? Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with other travelers as you hear about their experiences at the NEW discussion group, month starting February 20th at 1:00 pm. Cruise specialist, Ester, from Four Seasons Travel & Cruise will be here to provide great tips and insider information. SPECIAL SERVICES This is your Center!: Sign up today to enjoy all the classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Senior Center registration is easy and free. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Service: Affordable transportation for Gulfport $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE!. Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. NEW FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday p.m. Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for Support Groups Diabetic: on Mondays at Caregivers: Every Wed. Hearing Loss Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pm Grief/Loss Support Group, 2nd Monday at MoreActivities: www. gulfportseniorfoundation. org. Where have you been lately? Bahamas? Italy? Grand Canyon? Share your travel stories, pictures, and tips with others as you hear about their experiences at a NEW discussion group, Bon rd Thursday of every month starting February 20th at 1:00 pm at the Gulfport th Avenue S., Gulfport. Ester, cruise specialist from Four Seasons Travel and Cruise will be here to give you great tips and insider information. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and years of age or older. For more information, please Funeral & Cemetery Planning Join us at the Gulfport Senior Center on Wednesday, February 26th complimentary seminar providing valuable considerations, planning, and more. Reservation is REQUIRED for lunch. your earliest convenience. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070GULFPORT COMMUNITY PLAYERS present Visiting Mr. Green A Jewish Family Comedy/ Drama by Jeff Baron February 20 March 9 Thurs.-Sat., 8:00 pm Sunday at 2:00 pm Tickets $15, Available at Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, Beach Bazaar, Coutured Resale Boutique & Casino, or call 727-322-0316 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Saturday, February 22 7:00 10:00pm TAILS AT TWILIGHT Fundraiser for animal rescue Tickets: $20 donation call 727-323-3892 Rafes, silent auction, entertainment & more! Sunday, February 23 6-10pm, $7 ELLIS HALES BAND BALLROOM & SOCIAL DANCING Monday, February 24 7:00pm-10:15pm USA BALLROOM DANCE U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Association Dance & Lesson Great DJ music, Dance hosts, Show at 8:30pm 727-576-1206 Members $5 Non-members $7 Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3 p.m., $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 10:30 p.m., $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11 p.m., $7 Salsa Every Thursday 6:30 p.m., $7 DJ and Ballroom Dance Every Sunday (Call 727-893-1070 for band info), 6 -10 p.m., $7 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community Senior Center5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


38 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 By Cathy Salustri Five days after Mayor Rick mayor of St. Petersburg, we sat down with his new Director of Urban Affairs, and asked her to talk about Midtown, Childs Park, and the area formerly known as the south side of St. Petersburg. In her own words, heres what she told the Gabber about her hopes for the south side. What does urban affairs mean? An opportunity for the mayor to have someone who will cover all of the urban initiatives for the city, particularly Midtown, Childs Park, and south St. Pete. However, also if there in other parts of the city as one particular area but to be able to cover all of the city. Urban can include several things. When you think in terms of minority businesses, issues in helping minority businesses, whether it be expanding in the west area of St Pete. It could be urban issues in other areas of the issues that are necessary. We cant say right now what could come up down the line but we want to be able we can address and help without limiting ourselves geographically. Whats the difference between minority affairs and urban affairs? Urban affairscovers much more than just minority affairs. Urban affairs would cover all aspects of dealing with things in the city in terms of lower income areas the issues related to public safety, small business Ive already mentioned not just to urban areas, in terms of some of the education So all of those things, wrapped up in one. What are you going to do? Im going to do what the community thinks the priorities are for the mayor several things weve heard from the community. As recently as yesterday I spoke with the South Side Rotary. There are a lot of concerns for small business in terms will have opportunity. loan programs, there used to be an incubator. Were hearing clearly from people small business, and housing and education, helping with the education gap that you see in education areas, because theres a large gap in terms of workforce skills in addition to education, so youll see where there are several manufacturing positions that are available because a lot of the residents dont have the skills they see people from outside positions. So some of those things are the priorities that Im hearing when Im out in the community. Housing is another big one. frustration because they arrest the same people, often from week to week. When Gabber staff pulls criminal records for alleged perpetrators it is not uncommon men from the south side who have been incarcerated for short periods of time and then released, then arrested again, incarcerated for a short period of time, and released again. This appears to be a cycle. What can a city agency do when theres something thats happening on a circuit and county and state level? Is there going to be any type of redirection for repeat offenders? How can you work with other agencies to alleviate that revolving door? We want to be more proactive rather than reactive. We want to be sure were touching the lives of these young men before they even start to commit crimes, so thats one way we can start to address it, to keep them busy and engaged with youth employment opportunities, because the to expanding what the city is already doing in terms of youth employment, not just in the summer but proactive and catching them before they even start to commit crimes. However, once someone has a record, we know that its challenging for them to get employment We know the importance of alternative employment opportunities, which many times can be starting your own business or being trained in workforce skills, arenas where they in terms of having had a prior record. So working more with that who will help to retrain someone with a record. The Culinary Skills program South, so thats something that I think has been an awesome opportunity for several people who have records to go and receive that training Working with those agencies and redirecting and trying to keep them from having a revolving door, to me it really focuses more on offering them other opportunities. What cross communication will there be between these programs and your about the inherent mistrust between these black men? St. Pete has a not-great history, which is maybe not their fault, but theyre the see. Is there going to be some way for there to be communication between your department and the police and these kids so that its not an us against them mentality on the streets? Absolutely. I see us as being somewhat of a bridge there have a little more cultural sensitivity on both sides and keep those relationships and Midtown, Childs Park, and the South Side: Urban Affairs Talks to the Gabber St. Petersburg Director of Urban Affairs, Nikki Gaskin-Capeheart


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 39 those communication lines open and to build on what weve already seen. There used to be a large Explorers program. We want to explore more of that type of program and make sure we have more diversity in that We want to look at doing different things to build a better relationship with the community and with law enforcement. It doesnt happen overnight. However, we know that theres opportunities for improvement and I would say Urban Affairs is a great department to start that conversation. How are you going to engage the people who are too busy trying to put food on the table and maybe raise their grandbaby and maybe are a little bit scared and dont quite trust anybody? How are you going to try and engage people like that? Sometimes it doesnt come through engaging them only. Sometimes it childs life who doesnt necessarily have to be the mother or the father or the grandparent. Ive mentored since the day I was in high school and could work with elementary school students who were younger me to help a child Sometimes that parent who is too busy putting food on the table might not have the opportunity to engage and connect, however someone else in that childs life can step in in that role and make sure that theyre the conduit. We talked about that yesterday in Rotary, that if youre not already rolling up your sleeves and mentoring, then we need to see more of that in the community because it works. When you have mentor whos saying to you, this is how you interact with law enforcement, dont be adversarial, handle it this way your parent might not have ever thought to say that to you, but at least youre hearing it from someone. Are you working with the churches? Are they in the plan? the plan, especially in Midtown. The churches cant be out of the plan. The church is a large part of where we get information from. So when you have the church engaged ,thats another of those people who might not be the actual parent, but who plays a rule in that student or that childs life. Now, we dont always have as many people attending church as we would like anymore, but when you have one grandmother or grandfather who is in church who is hearing that information and they bring it back, then its still has the same impact in the family. So engaging the churches from every aspect and every level so theyre involved in the housing piece, small business, mentoring, the skills involve the churches and the pastors, and leaders in the community, and we need that. What support will you offer for people who feel as though theyre watching their community fall apart but feel like its not morally right to take the action that maybe they know in their head they should take? I can see where its not easy to call the police in certain situations, and maybe every situation doesnt require that you call the police. However, it does require that theres a certain level of personal responsibility. It might not be comfortable to have that conversation with a family member who you know is doing something illegal, however you sometimes have to do it and if you have such a stake in the community and you know that family, your legacy, your children, then you have to make those hard decisions. Everybody that I know has had to make some at some point. It doesnt mean they did it every time, however they knew the importance down the line, that if Im going to have the right relationship with my children, my grandchildren, my nieces, my nephew, whoever, if I want to leave a legacy in place, then Im going to have to sometimes say, You, daughter, you cant date the young man whos selling pot, or hes not welcome in my home. At times, you have to make these hard decisions, and I think people do it more than we give them credit for. I know several who do, and they dont necessarily go to church all the time. What assurances can you give residents that help will not come or can you say that? Help comes in many different forms. If people feel they can access the resources and information, they reach out and they ask questions, well, Urban Affairs wants to be reaching out to them before they even have a question. Ive always felt like I was one of the people who would bridge and help and provide resources and information to people who didnt even know that was available. That is what we see ourselves doing: being a broker of information and resources. Theres lots of way that people can access resources and theres lots of opportunities there to address the issue. It doesnt have to be all in one area. It doesnt have to be police force. It can be proactive wants to provide more resources and increase the ones that are working. know that works. Do you think that residents in Childs Park and Midtown are happy with their quality of life? Childs Park resident just three years people who were happy with their quality of life along that street in the Childs Park area. However there were several people who, including myself and others, saw things that could be changed. I dont know that you could say at one point, Im in my neighborhood, because you can always see an opportunity for improvement and I think thats going to be the case throughout the city. Childs Park, Midtown, Lakewood are people, there are seniors, who have been there for years and theyve seen the change, but some of them still want to live there, so obviously theyve had a good quality of life at times. A lot of times you dont want to walk away, because thats what youve built, you have a sense of community around your home. Continued on next page


40 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 from previous page How would you describe life for a and I apologize if I sound ignorant how would you describe life for a young, poor black person in the south side of St. Pete right now? If you had to sum it up in one sentence, how would you do it? As the Director of Urban Affairs, how do you see the prognosis of the city as they see it? I can only go back to when I was young, and what Ill say to you is, having lived in what is now Citrus Grove, I was, at times, disheartened by what my environment was, but still optimistic, because I knew that my environment did not limit my potential. In essence, having lived that, and now living a different life, but knowing all so well that there other options and your environment does not dictate who you are, I think there is still some optimism there, however, it can be disheartening at times when you look at the environment outside of your door. If you only had the length of the mayors term to accomplish something, at the end of four years, what would you want people to say about whats been done in these neighborhoods? I would like to hear people say, I can see a change for the better. What can people anywhere, in St. Pete, the beaches, or Gulfport, do? Get involved immediately, with mentoring in the schools. Because you can live anywhere and come into Midtown and mentor a child. Thats something you can start tomorrow. If you can do that, that alone has an immediate impact. And then some of the other things you can start to chip away at. If theres a parent so busy getting food on the table, keeping the roof over the head, then some of the other things community people can address and help by mentoring and they can do it right now. To learn how to mentor a child, please visit StPete. org/mentors/mentoring Excerpts heard at the February 18, 2014Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council QuotesLet me be very clear: the problem is not solved. insurance rates Property Appraiser Pam Dubov I had the misfortune of being at the dog park and watching that girl get mailed... I think some serious thought ought to be applied to that dog park situation and that mauling. their face. Im probably not going to be real popular with the Chamber of dont think the city needs to be in business with private enterprise. Jim Quinn, who owns a small engine repair shop and told the council he has We could hear the screams at our house. Ward Two Councilwoman Christine Brown, about the dog park


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 41 Four year old cat Daisy is looking for a loving family to call her own! This bright orange cat Daisy will brighten Are you thinking about opening your heart and home to a shelter cat? Adopting is the best way to go! Daisys "Shelly is a very playful Tortoiseshell girl, quite the character with her long swishing tail in action. She loves water and will jump in the bathtub when the water is draining. Playing with other cats is another favorite keep her family company. With copper color eyes and great Torti markings, Shelly is a beauty as well as a fun cat. Less than a year old, Shelly has been spayed, is current on her shots and is microchipped. Come and meet Shelly in her foster home in St. Petersburg where you can appointment. She will be a great addition to a family. Additional cats may be seen on SOS Save Our Strays SPCA Pet of the WeekSave Our Strays needs volunteers to foster felines Save Our Strays phone requests this month are all about baby kittens that need to be rescued. And SOS foster homes are full. Can you temporarily help foster a cat or litter of kittens for Save Our Strays? Applicants must be able to drive, have their own transportation and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. If you are interested and willing to aid kittens in need, north county south county pet lovers may call 727 organization dedicated to rehoming abandoned cats and kittens and does not maintain a shelter facility. The Cat Haven Offers New Adoption Site Now you can adopt a cat in the comfort of the Cat Havens adoption room where you can sit on a sofa and get acquainted with different cats. Save Our Strays, Inc. has opened the Cat Haven as a comfy retreat for adult cats that are seeking a second chance for a forever homes. Conveniently St. N., the Cat Haven is presently open for scheduled appointments. what you are looking for. Examples affectionate medium haired brown and white sweetheart. These are just a few of the adult felines available for adoption at the Cat Haven. All Save Our Strays cats have been spayed/neutered and tested for feline diseases. They are current on their vaccines and are microchipped. SOS, features, many cats on its website


42 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Marijuana. Part II Why mess around? Legalize, control and decriminalize the private use of all drugs. As I mentioned last week legalizing medical marijuana is less than nibbling around the edges. It is to legalizing recreational marijuana which my rational side doesn't favor. However, my rational side, in rethinking the whole issue, concluded that it might be more effective and of all steps and legalize everything. As I pointed out last week, a big part of this marijuana debate is about money. Legalizing all substances means bigger time money that can be taxed. There goes a huge underground, untaxed economy. And you thought it was about freedom? Nah. It's really about money and if it's about that don't take baby steps. I'm not joking. President Obama's public statement that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol had an effect coming from a former heavy user of marijuana and a reformed (we think) cigarette smoker. This was preceded by the Justice Department's ruling that they wouldn't interfere with marijuana use in Colorado and Washington(Alaska and Oregon and Florida would get the same pass). And, just this week the same department said they wouldn't prosecute banks that established banking relationships with marijuana growers, distributors and so forth. The law doesn't allow this, but apparently does now. Jamaica, grower and cultivator of weed and countries like Morocco and Uruguay conclude that with the U.S. leading the way, the world wide legalization of marijuana would create huge trade opportunities. Throwing in a few more commodities opiates or similar mind altering substances creates an even bigger pool. The poppy growers of Southeast Asia like Pakistan and Afghanistan would be happy. They are already doing a hearty illegal trade, but the crop eradication programs, often funded by the U.S., have created more corruption as well as deep resentment. Poppies are cash crops and often the only cash crops. By the way, those are the same poppies legal market and you solve a lot of poverty as well as political problems. South America and Mexico would backed its international trading companies and went to war with China (the Opium Wars) to force them to allow opium to be traded. There were other issues within this both countries. However, the upshot ban opium. Considering that almost all trade now is global, no one should have to go to war over the trade/drug issue. In addition, drug users in all countries (assuming our leadership would eventually draw in almost every country), would achieve ultimate freedom. downsides. While drugs like marijuana might be effective in (it is said to be seriously calming), the stronger drugs like cocaine and heroin might ultimately require individual monitoring and controlled distribution. For instance, about one in 12 marijuna users and one in 10 alcohol users get hooked, cocaine and heroin are several times more addictive. Tax revenues can provide It all can get quite complex with controls determined by the drugs and mixes of drugs. Heroin mixed with a touch of fentanyl is apparently killing thousands now, but with proper controls this wouldn't happen. Right now marijuana oils are being developed and used, but not particularly well controlled. This "a little dab'll do you" needs some oversight. However, I'm not certain what to do with the young kids who are using vapor pens in school. These in them. Mj is easy to hide. Everyone says kids are already doing it, so what difference does it make? The neurological damage to younger kids that some studies show doesn't apply to all. Nor do I know what to do about the deadly second hand smoke, or cookies and cakes. Smoking seems to keep the weight down anyway. As for strength, the government will control the dosages or servings or power, anyway. By the way, the already controlled drugs such as oxycontin and such are already controlled and those problems have to be addressed anyway. As for the other goodies such as ecstasy, meth, speed, LSDF, synthetic marijuana, inhalants, and mystic mushrooms, these need to be controlled and doled out as needed or wanted. From what I read and am told cocaine, and so on. If we can't stop them, and trying to stop them creates huge drug cartels and thus death and corruption, and billions of dollars of expenditures on policing and jailing, maybe it's time to join them. At least we'll all have a piece of the action. And that piece is much bigger than just a measly bit of a ragged leafed weed.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 43 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 Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamburgers and hot dogs 12-3pm Steakums 1-3pm 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 Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Dee Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm Regular Mtg.-6pm Please attend, your input is valuable Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Accordion Club Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm. S.A.L. meets last Monday of each month at 7 pm.


44 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 2/7 Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Residence5400 Blk 23rd Ave. S. 911 Hang Up6200 Blk 8th Ave. S. Trespass900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft900 Blk 54th St. S. 911 Hang Up2800 Blk 52nd St. S. Fraud/Forgery1300 Blk 60th St. S. Burglary Residence5100 Blk 26th Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5200 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Saturday 2/8 Person Under Inuence5600 Blk 28th Ave. S. Noise5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Theft5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Panhandler/Solicitor2800 Blk 48th St. S. Keep the Peace5800 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Noise2600 Blk 53rd St. S. Sunday 2/9 Animal Call2000 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft4900 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Burglary Residence2925 53rd St. S. Drug Call5500 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence6300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Theft5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic5800 Blk 26th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle4600 Blk 27th Ave. S. Hit & Run w/Injuries5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Monday 2/10 Burglary Vehicle1500 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary Vehicle1600 Blk 59th St. S. Fraud/Forgery5000 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft1900 Blk 53rd St. S. Burglary Vehicle1600 Blk 59th St. S. Animal Call2800 Blk 31st St. S. Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Hit & Run1100 Blk 59th St. S. Person Under Inuence1800 Blk 50th St. S. Trespass5600 Blk 28th Ave. S. Tuesday 2/11 Assault/Battery1800 Blk 50th St. S. DUI56th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Person Under Inuence2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Prowler2100 Blk Premier Dr. S. Domestic700 Blk 61st St. S. Burglary5320 31st Ave. S. Wednesday 2/12 Theft1000 Blk 49th St. S. Panhandler/Solicitor3100 Blk 57th St. S. Person Under Inuence2800 Blk Dupont St. S. Prowler2100 Blk Premier Dr. S. Domestic700 Blk 61st St. S. Burglary5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery1000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary Residence5600 Blk 15th Ave. S. Theft1700 Blk 59th St. S. Thursday 2/13 Burglary Vehicle5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Vandalism3000 Blk Beach Blvd. S. 911 Hang Up2500 Blk 53rd St. S. Fraud/Forgery5700 Blk 18th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery2700 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. S. Animal Call1100 Blk 60th St. S. Burglary Residence3100 Blk 59th St. S. Accident with Injuries51st St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic5400 Blk Essex Ave. S.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 45 Safe Boating Course When: Where: USCG Auxiliary Training Gulfport, Fl. Cost: books and Materials, a one hour lunch break, Plus breaks between chapters. Upon completion of the course USCG Auxiliary and the bobber card from the State of Florida. For reservations or Questions call SOLUTION ON PAGE 18S u d o k u


46 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. What is the Role of a Personal Representative in Probate A personal representative is a person or entity that is appointed by the Probate Court to be the overseer of the administration of a deceased person's estate. A personal representative is required by the Probate Court to make sure that the deceased's estate is administered in accordance with Florida law. Generally, a personal representative is obligated to identify, accumulate and protect those assets which are part of the probate estate. This process is also known as the marshalling of probate assets. Because the personal representative has a duty to the to protect assets in the estate, this Probate Court. A personal representative is required to publish a "Notice of Administration" in a newspaper of who the personal representative and attorney of the estate are as well as initiates the creditor claims period of Administration also states the other papers relating to the estate. A personal representative may object to the claims of creditors as well as defend lawsuits which arise against a deceased person's estate. Normally, a lawyer will be retained to guide a personal representative through the probate process. It is the obligation of a personal representative to hire an attorney if the personal representative needs assistance in the probate of an estate. A personal representative is further obligated to pay valid creditor claims of the probate estate, pay taxes of probate estate. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 47 Senior Excursions in St. Pete Beach The St. Pete Beach Community Center has new Senior Excursions on the schedule. The excursions are a great way for local seniors to travel with their friends and make new ones! The new trips are as follows:: 21st: Winter Park Art Festival. All excursions will depart from the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. Trip times vary. the Wednesday prior to the excursion. Each trip is $12 for residents of residents. Cost covers transportation only. All admission or lunch are extra and the responsibility of the participants. For more information Once a Month Introductory Digital Photography Workshop Do you feel overwhelmed by all the features your camera offers? Are you unsure what your camera can and cant do? The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, will offer an Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop on February 20th, March 20th, April 17th, and May 22nd. Classes start at cost only $10 per person. In this workshop the complete novice will gain a solid understanding of their compact digital camera or the basic features of their digital SLR. They will leave the workshop with the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetimes exploration of photography. After taking this workshop, participants are eligible for the Intermediate digital workshop. Please register by Tuesday before the class is scheduled. For more charged battery) and a pen or pencil for any notes.


48 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Series for Catholics Wanting to Re-Connect Awaken your Catholic Faith! Sometimes important things get away from usthings like faith. Is this you? Too busy? Not been to church in a while? Children asking questions about faith that youre not sure how to answer? Looking for an opportunity to explore your faith? Awakening Faith may be just for Beach. For more information call org. All are welcome. Attention Young Scientists! Gulfport Public Library hosts an Build with Legos and try a new science experiment every week! Parents are more than welcome to join in on the fun! Contact Cailey


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 49 Senior Hall of Fame Inductees Sought nominations for inductions into the of Fame which honors volunteers resident of Pinellas County and have St. Petersburg community. Previous inductees include organizations such as the Florida Orchestra, museums, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, military groups, police and many more. The awards ceremony will be held Street North on Wednesday, May 21, Ten winners will be inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame, given a city and will be honored at a city council meeting. application or visit the website http:// aging.html for an online application. Deadline for applications is April 10, 2014. Sponsored by city of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. For more information on more exciting activities see www.stpeteparksrec. org. BOGO Sale on Aquatic Membership The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center has an offer you wont want to miss. January 1st through March membership and you will get 6 months free. This offer is valid on the purchase of a child, adult, senior provides access to the heated pool with lap swimming, sun bathing, picnic areas, two tubular water slides, a childrens splash zone and much more! Starting January 1st, stop by the Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, to purchase your membership. For more information visit www.


50 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 PeeWee Sports Class on the Beach The St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., is offering a new sports class for ages programs are designed to introduce classes teach the fundamentals of baseball, soccer, basketball and football. Each session, staff will coach your youngster using games, drills and lots of fun. These programs are ideal in keeping your little one active and moving. Classes are held only $20. For a list of what sport is being played each month visit www. Legion 125 Seeks Active Duty Soldiers American Legion Auxiliary Unit S., is looking for servicemen in the Middle East who are in need of care packages. If you have a family member or friend, or friend of a friend, please let us know. If you wish to drop off items to send please do. If they do not have a name they send to any soldier and they are returned. Thank you in advance from their Auxiliary. Sons of Italy Lodge Welcomes You The Sons of Italy is always looking for new members to join our lodge. The public is always invited. There is card playing, bocce and electronic bar games for members and guests. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. Gulfport Tai Chi Gulfport Tai Chi classes have returned to the Recreation Center, to tai chi classes will be able to join the Tuesday and Thursday body elasticity, heart health, bone strength, balance and more while avoiding stress on knee and hip it is recommended that you attend both classes. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class. The classes


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52 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Of Rats and Rescues Right now, the Most Interesting rat tea. What is that? Well, rat teas curious know what? Im not sure what else. Maybe water. Maybe just rat pee. I think I'm happier not knowing. Oh, you mean why? Because she went to an EarthDog practice test today. It's an obstacle course of tunnels, built just for dachshunds and terriers, with a caged rat at the end. The goal is for the dog to make it through the course and "work" the rat for a full 60 seconds. Go ahead. Call PETA. I'll wait. The rat, for what it's worth, seemed unphased by this. He appeared (and don't exactly dress the rats for the occasion) only mildly curious about Calypso and unnervingly calm as she barked and scratched and bit at the cage. I had my concerns about cruelty, but honestly, this was a white rat. Calypso was one of no less than 10 dachshunds at the event. Except Calypso, who is too small to qualify as a proper dachshund and doesn't have the proper Roman nose for the breed standard, they all were excellent examples of badger hounds. Here in the 'port, we're nuts about our pets: in 2004, the city spent months debating if, when, and where to build a dog park. We have an annual Get Rescued street festival celebrating our love for all pets, and don't even get me started on ducks, chickens, and other barnyard friends. Every year at Get Rescued I feel guilty for how I chose Calypso: I bought her from a family in Lakeland when she was three months old. Rescuing was all I knew until my from the Humane Society as a puppy without her and I knew I didn't want to come home to an empty house a second night. I wanted a dachshund, because the size and temperament appealed to me, and I knew I wanted a puppy, because when you've just looked into your dog's eyes as she closed them for the last time, you want your next dog in your life as long as possible. No area rescues or shelters had a dachshund puppy, so I started calling newspaper ads. Within three hours, I had a sleepy, somewhat confused, warm black and tan puppy in my lap, and while nothing could make me miss Madison less, it sure did help to have stroke Calypso's sweet puppy breath on my face. After six years of ambivalence, I realize buying a purebred from a breeder with the parents on premises doesn't make me a bad person. The bottom line is this: if you want a dog, get a dog. If you feel strongly about using a reputable breeder, I will never judge you, nor should anyone else. But if you just want a dog because you want a dog, dont overthink it. Go to Get Rescued and start the process of adopting one. Or go to Animal Services, the Humane Society, SPCA, or PetPal. who dont plan to breed or show the puppy mills. In the meantime, that frees up kennel space in those longer to live before, given space constraints and budget cuts, they have to be euthanized. a dachshund, a mastiff, or anything in between), please look at rescues Rescued should have just about every breed represented, so there's a good place to start. Just because I our local doxie rescue the instant I wanted one doesn't mean you won't. People surrender pregnant dogs all the time. It's been almost six and a half years since the Most Interesting Dog in the World came into my life, and I've never regretted getting her the way I did. I wish I could have rescued a dog like her, but I'm a big proponent of responsible breeding, too. Remember, bad bloodlines are how we end up with dogs who attack and maul damned pit bulls, Rotties, German Shepherds, and Dobermans) as well as dogs with health problems that take them away from us far too early. For all her breeding, Calypso doesnt care about bloodlines, and neither do I. Breeding doesnt keep her from from the litter box. So maybe this weekend Ill sweet talk El Cap into taking a stroll through Get Rescued and see which pup pulls at his heart. Of course, Im not sure Im ready for another dog. After all, there's only so much rat pee I can take.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 53 Local Obituaries THOMAS THOMPSON, JR., of Pinellas Park, FL died on Feb. to Thomas A. Thompson and Hope Colvin Thompson, he graduated from Butler High School in Butler, PA. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and while serving at Scott Air Force Base in IL he met and then later married Ann L. Stuempler on was a Telephone Engineer for United Telephone Company in Butler and Carlisle, PA for 41 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann, Oreland, PA, Judith Eorgan (Steve) and Thomas J. Thompson (Linda) of St. Petersburg, David Thompson and Anne Rush, Gabber employee of over ten years, (Randy) of Pinellas Park, ten grandchildren and three Richard A. Thompson of Evanston, IL. Tom enjoyed camping, traveling and texting his various grandchildren. He was a Steelers and Rays fan. He played clarinet and saxophone in a swing band in high school. As the oldest of four brothers, they had many adventures from jumping out a second story window to stripping his dad's car to bare metal to make brothers, Robert L. Thompson and James O. Thompson. He worked his way up to engineer from telephone linesman. He was responsible for designing switching stations and negotiating right of ways on telephone poles. He was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was an extraordinary man who embodied love as action, not just a noun. His care for his wife as her dementia progressed was a humbling example of devotion. His patience, steadiness and work ethic were always an inspiration. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Brett in St. Petersburg. Donations may be made in his memory to Suncoast TAMARA NIKITINA COLANGELO and Alableva Pilangeva Nikitin in on February 14, 2014 at the Suncoast Hospice Center in Pinellas Park, FL from congestive heart failure. She is survived by her only child, her Gallinghouse Colangelo and a niece with her children. the occupying Italian army assigned to hospital duty in Murano, Italy, where they would nurse Italian war casualties. They were put on board a train bound for Italy. After a year of working in hospitals in Murano, they were transferred to Rome where they tended to hospitalized wounded German soldiers. During the German occupation of Rome of the early 40s, Tamara and her sister, both having studied German in high school and scrambling now to learn Italian, concealed their Russian background, by pretending to be displaced Italian nurses until the Allied and US Army liberation Tamara married, Franz Colangelo, until Tamaras departure for the vessel, USNS General Harry Taylor, Tamara studied and performed at the world famous Music Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome as an upcoming having, by then, given up nursing to being a homemaker, mother and singer. Tamara and her son came to live singing aspirations as a chorus singer, traveling the US with a touring company and steadfastly learning the English language. And career, she undertook formal study in NYC to become a Licensed Practical bachelors degree, Tamara became a Registered Nurse. She worked Hospital in NYC for thirty years taking residence at Town Shores, in Gulfport, FL. In retirement, she made many friends and enjoyed her hobbies discussions of current events and social issues. She especially loved assisting local Russians to bond with the host culture of the Gulfport/St. Petersburg area. Tamara always loved the United States and strove to be an epitome of Americanism and example for all her Russian friends to follow. To this end, she has convincingly succeeded. On this day of spiritual and mortal passage to immortality, she leaves with gratefulness to the Gulfport communitys warmth through her simple, humble smile on her lovely face saying Thank you and farewell. please send donations to support the Suncoast Hospice. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11AM at R. Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home. Harriet Sackett Palmer Micocci, Dies at 101 Author and translator during World War II in Information, died peacefully at home in Gulfport, Florida on February 12, 2014. A longtime resident of the District of Columbia, she was born January 16, of Rhoda S and Dr. Joseph C. Palmer. Her husband, Antonio A. Micocci, Hal, as she was known, graduated majoring in history. Prevented from studying abroad in Spain by the Spanish Civil War, she went to Italy instead and was proud to have


54 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 Obituaries (con't.)earned her M.A. at Radcliffe College, now part of Harvard University, after studying with the famous Gaetano Salvemini. one time she coached the opera students of Madame Louise Homer in their German pronunciation Washington D.C. During World War II she translated Italian at Services, forerunner of the CIA) and traveled for OWI to North Africa and Italy. To her knowledge she was to enter Rome with the Allies after their march up the peninsula. Later, her work for the U.S. Dept of Labors Division of Foreign Labor Conditions sent her to Israel and the late Priscilla Mason, also a longtime D.C. resident, she traveled in retirement to Russia, China, Turkey, and Indonesia among other countries. poetry and diaries. She had two books published: Protocol and the Peabodies about balancing work in the State Department with raising chickens in what was then very Treasure, a book for young people she wanted to write after observing her childrens fascination with the Narnia books of C.S. Lewis. The original working title, Captain Orkle and the Outward Bounder, paid homage to the magical boat that carried the adventurers, but was vetoed by the publisher. Throughout her life Hal welcomed young people into her home, including the two dozen who stayed with her retirement she lived much of the year on the coast of Maine where she continued to welcome guests. In her seventies she helped crew a sailboat from Maine to Florida during a particularly stormy Atlantic Ocean passage. In her eighties she became a docent at the Brunswick, Maine home of her Civil War hero, the Union general, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Hal leaves her daughter Rhoda Micocci together with her husband David Jackson of West Hartford, CT, son Tony Micocci together with his wife Martha Savitzky of New Orleans, LA, son Jonathan Micocci together with his wife Christine Crosby of Gulfport, FL, granddaughter Sonja Micocci Hoskins of Ukiah CA together with her husband Christopher Hoskins and their daughter Juniper Hoskins, granddaughter Maddalena Jackson of Altadena CA together granddaughter Alair Micocci of Brooklyn New York. The family wishes to thank Hals kind and patient caregivers, and in particular the person in whose passionately loving heart she found a home the last years of her life, Jacqueline Forcier. MENSCHING, BARBARA JEAN the Lord on Feb. 11, 2014. She is survived by a loving family. Bobbie will be missed. SHANG, PAULA peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She will be missed by her family and friends. A Life Tribute, Gulfport. UNIJAN, ARDA wonderful life. He was blessed with 101 years of energy, enthusiasm and faith. Born of Armenian parents in Istanbul he was educated at Roberts College in Istambul. He emigrated to Detroit and founded the very successful Arda Engineering and was commissioned to build hospitals, churches and other industrial sites. An avid photographer, he also competed in and won countless precision boat races on Lake St. Clair, and was a ballroom dancer participating in competitions and demonstrations. A sharp sense of humor he was always ready with a quick comeback. His heritage and culture were very important to him. He designed and attended an Armenian Church in Florida. We will all miss your smile, your sweetness and your love. He leaves behind a loving family nieces, Nicole, Tania and Gabi, Chris grand nephews and niece Mark, Paul & Marilyn. Wendy Walters and husband Clyde, Gweneth Horasan


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 55 Built Circa 1927 Indoor/Outdoor Dining Plenty of FREE Parking Indoor/Outdoor Dining Plenty of FREE Parking $1 1.95 $8.95Prime Rib Mondays New Sunday Hours ~ Open Noon for LunchMacadamia Crusted Mahiw/ small slaw & mashed SPECIALS DISCLAIMER: While supplies last. Dine-in only. No sharing. Not good with any other offers. Expires: 2/23/14 Expires: 2/23/14 Sunday, Noon~4pm 2913 Beach Boulevard 727-343-2583 Become a Donor Employees at the Pinellas County up with Donate Life Florida this month to make Floridians aware of registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor. April is National Donate Life Month, and tax collector employees are participating in the annual long effort among tax collectors and the Florida Department of 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 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 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. currently await organ transplants, on the nationwide list. Florida offers four simple ways to register as an organ, tissue or eye donor. at license online at www.GoRenew. com.


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58 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. EAST OUTDOOR SERVICESHonest, Reliable, Licensed. 20+ Yrs. Experience. Landscaping/Mowing. Springtime planting, make your old beds look new. Referral Discount. Call Eric for all your outdoor needs. 727-612-4200. LAWN & HAUL-Affordable Prices. Roof Cleaning, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. NEIGHBORHOOD LAWN CAREMowing, Trimming, Edging, Clean-Up, Quality Service, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates, Senior Discounts. Licenced & Insured. 727-2027557. Marine Repair COMPLETE BOAT REPAIR, RESTORATIONGelcoat, Fiberglass, Paint, Woodwork, More! 810-394-5011 DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. WHEN QUALITY COUNTS-Trust Masters Painting. Making happy customers for 30yrs. Pressure Cleaning, Honest, Reliable. 727-3441674. References/Guaranteed. Lic.#C4749. Recommended on Angies List. Plumbing $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVICES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Experience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Miscellaneous Service BABYSITTER-PETSITTER AVAILABLE!Monday-Friday 3-10p.m. (at the latest). Saturday-Sunday 9a.m. (as late as needed). Flexible rates. 727-744-7809 or brennahenderson@hotmail.comTENNIS RACQUET STRINGING35 years+ experience. Pickup & Delivery Service Avail. 5-mile radius. Former teaching pro. 727-776-1646 Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. PROFESSIONAL CRAFTERSWork at Home. Contract Work: Requires $40 Materials Fee, Glue Gun & Transport a Must. J&K Novelty, 727-527-1816 EUROPEAN WOMAN WANTED-To look after elderly couple in St. Pete Beach. References required. Call 727-367-2526. PERSON TO ASSIST-Handicapped Female with Personal Care/Light housework. Finger Print, CPR, References after 4pm 727-5461267. DRIVER WANTED-727-515-7636. LOOKING FOR STYLISTw/Clientele, Booth Rent, $125/Wk. Central Ave. 727-343-6187. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507. Lawn/Landscape Moving/Hauling Plumbing PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 59 PART TIME JANITORIAL-Gulfport Area. Wed thru Sun. 7am.-Noon. Fax resume 864-0870. 1995 ELDORADO-Runs well. Too many cars. $2945. Offers? 727-343-3843. 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA-1.8, auto, full power, tilt, white perfect! 190k, $2600. 727-571-1553. 1997 RED CADDY-119,000 Miles. Good Condition. $1800. obo 727-321-3730 or 727-2780306. 1998 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE-GLS 91,000 miles. Clean $3945. Offers? 727-343-3843. 2006 JEEP COMMANDER LUX MOD-65k Miles, Excellent Condition. Seats 7. Leather, A/C, 3 Sunroofs, Over size Tires, Multi Disc CD, Tow/hitch pkage. Garaged, $11,950 727345-4060 or 727-768-4407. 2009 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS34,000 actual miles, deep toreador metalic w/ chrome pkg. Carfax available. Gulfport location. $14,979. No dealers please! Call 727322-0049.ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 GOT A CAR YOU WANT TO SELL?The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Call Now! 727400-1910. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances TRUNDLE BED/DRESSER, CHESTArmoire. 3 glass pedistals. Wood kitchen table w/4 chairs. Home surround system. Household items. Call 327-5605. FULL SIZED BEDNightstand, Lamp. Fishing Poles, Etc, $170/Everything. 727-459-5944. 14 KITCHEN CABINETSRich Oak nish w/ custom painted highlighted panels. Includes 2 lazy susans, butcher block countertop, excellent condition. $485/o.b.o. 727-327-7711. WOW! LARGE DARK BROWN-Leather Recliner/loveseat with Center Console for storage plus 2 cup holders. Excellent Condition. $175. obo 727-324-9847. Must sell by 3/5/14. RERIGERATOR SIDE BY SIDEGE, White,Clean. $250. Gulfport. 814-434-2504. General 11-18 TRUSSES ENGINEEREDWith Paperwork, plus over hang. $500. 860-573-1178. PORTABLE KITCHEN ISLANDButcher Block, $60. 727-866-9380.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. ELECTRIC BIKE-25 miles hour $400. 727254-2330 GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. Marine 2002 16FT. KEY LARGO-50HP Yamaha. Low Hours. With Trailer, Gulfport. $4500. 814-4342504. 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 2YR OLD MALE CAT NEEDS-Loving home. 727-272-5905.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! Dog Grooming as a Career that Loves You Back. Certied Vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation. Approved for veteran training. Pet owners workshop, learn to groom your own dog sceond Saturday of each month! 727-517-9546. Yard/Garage Sale ESTATE SALE 6419 4TH AVE S.-Saturday & Sunday 9am.-4pm. MOVING SALE-#615 Nottingham. Town Shores. Saturday (2/22) 9am-3pm. Complete Household. MULTI-HOME YARD SALE-Causeway Village. 1375 Pasadena Ave. S. (S. Pasadena). Lot #s 128, 139, 113, 107, 109, 212, 227, 228, 229, 219, 313, 335, 501, 515, 535, 617, 631. Home goods, electronics, crafts, clothing, furniture, artwork & much more! Come tour our community for bargains. Saturday 2/22 10am.-2pm. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO!Some Antiques. 5402 7th Ave. S. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9-? TOWN SHORES CARPORT SALEJamison & Fairfax Bldgs. 2960 59th St. S. & 5935 30th Ave. S. Saturday, 8-12. Household, kitchen items, furniture, bake sale. Treasures Galore! Everything Must Go!MOORINGS OF MAXIMO SALECondos, 4908 38th Way South. Furniture, Decorations, Piano, Lots of Misc. Some Antiques. Pre-Sale 2/28, 8-? Regular Sale 3/1, 8-? MOVE OUT SALE-Go Go Travel Motorize Chair. $800. (ramps included). Plants, Grill, 2 Wheel Chairs. 7020 Hibiscus Ave. S. Saturday 9am.-4pm. ESTATE SALE-3289 56th Way N. Furniture, Fine Art, Power/Regular Tools. Saturday 22 & Sunday 23. 9am.-4pm. 1514 60TH ST. S.Sunday Only 8-Noon. Furniture, Retro Kitchen Appliances, Drapes, Bedding, All Wood Bed Frames, Lamps, Pictures & Frames, Rugs & Many Small Items. Lost & Found FOUND UPPER DENTURESIbis Park, Call 727-422-5440. Card of Thanks Automotive Furniture/Appliances MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ni net days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be an swered even if you dont believe. L.S. ANNUAL FLEA MARKET -Collectibles and Plant Sale. Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S. Wine and Cheese Pre view Night, Thursday, Feb. 20th 5-7p.m. Cost $5. Hidden Treasures, something for everyone. Jewelry, collectibles, clothing, house hold items, books, plants & garden doodads. Homemade luch, snacks, drinks available. Friday Feb. 21 9-3p.m. and Sat. Feb. 22, 9-1p.m. Proceeds support Garden Club projects in cluding scholoarships. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be an swered even if you dont believe. U.S. PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days, request 3 wishes, 1 business & 2 impossible. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be an swered even if you dont believe. T.A.B. Yard/Garage Sale


60 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.B. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. Legal Notices 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. Happy Talk Card of Thanks


Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 61 TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. S. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Efciency, 1st Floor, w/screened porch. Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock. Quiet and Peaceful. 55+, No Dogs, References. $485/Mo. 727-384-6103. 2BR/2BA HOUSE ARTS DISTRICTLarge Yard, Garage, W/D. Walk to Beach, Restaurants, Library. $1400/Mo., $1000 Security Dep. 2714 53rd St. S. 727-643-9329. NEED A NEW PROPERTY MANAGER? Repair Bills to High? Call Dan Yingst Realty Today. Excepting New Gulfport/Pasadena Accounts 727-321-5258. S. PASADENA 2BR/1BA HOUSEUtility Room, Excellent location close to Publix, tenants pay all utilities except garbage pick-up. $865/Mo. 727-345-7036. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Need PT Computer Tutor, Maintenance person, and Housekeeper, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. 3862 12TH AVE S.2BR charming bungalow. Prefer Housing Authority. (Will consider 1BR voucher). Available April or before. $750-$850. 727-347-3555. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Accommodations to Share HOME TO SHARE-Non Tobacco Users Only!. Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. Security Deposit, $90/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727323-1039. Commercial Properties Rent 1626 49TH ST. S. GULFPORTBeauty Salon, Fully Equiped, 4-stations, Water Included. 1638 49th St. S. Ofce/Store available. 727527-6102. 2 GROUND FLOOR CONDOS Both Attractively Furnished. Spacious 1BR, Screened Porch, Newer A/C and Energy Efcient Windows. $49,900 Also 2BR/2BA, W/D, As Is, $56,950. Patriot Square Gated 55+ Community 39th & 41st Blocks of 37th St. S. Tony Branch EARNEST REALTY 727-460-7887. MILLION DOLLAR VIEW-for a fraction of the Price! 1BR/1.5BA, Completely Updated. 1175sqft. Embassy Bldg. Town Shores 4th oor. 219-508-5528. TOWN SHORES ETON #102-Updated Open Floor, Carport, Deluxe, 1060sqft. 1BR/1BA. Must See, Great Buy! $74,900 440-382-9772. CHARMING GULFPORT BUNGALOW2BR/1BA, plus bonus room with additional kitchen & bath. Wood/Tile oors. Includes newer furniture, appliances and laundry. Landscaped w/citrus, fenced patio & 2 sheds. $195,000. 541-829-7309 MAGNIFICANT VIEWof Tampa Bay. On Beach Drive, S.E. St. Petersburg. Duplex Block Home. 2BR/1BA/2CG/ $299K. Owner will hold $99,000 mortgage. 727-623-9532. A.M. ACROSS FROM GULFPORT BEACHUnfurnished 1250SF, 2BR/2BA Condo. Spacious Bright and Airy Corner Unit. $109,500. (Town Shores 55+ Community) 727-510-3715. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale PLEASE PRINT your ad as you want it to read, one word per line REMEMBER: THE FIRST 3 WORDS WILL BE BOLD-THE PHONE # COUNTS AS A WORD T OO! SELECT AC AT EGOR Y: (1) $4 .50/$15.00 (2) $4.50/$15.00 (3) $4.50/$15.00 (4) $4.50/$15.00 5) $4.50/$15.00 (6) $4.50/$15.00 (7) $4.50/$15.00 (8) $4.50/$1 5.00(9) $4.50/$15.00 (10) $4 .50/$15.00 (11) $4.70/$15.00 (12) $4.90/$15.00 (13) $5.10/$15.00 ( 14) $5.30/$15.00 (15) $5.50/$15.00 (16) $5.70/$15.00 (17) $5.90/$15.00 18) $6.10/$15.00 (19) $6.30/$15.00 (20) $6.50/$15.00 (21) $6.70/$15.40 ( 22) $6.90/$15.80 ( 23) $7.10/$16.20 ( 24) $7.30/$16.60 (25) $7.50/$17.00 ( 26) $7.70/$17.40 (27) $7.90/$17.80 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: The G ABBER 1419 49thSt. So., Gulfport, FL 337 07 adv ertising@thegabber .com www .thegabber .com / NAME ON CARD PHONE NUMBER CARD #Z IP CODE EXP. DA TE PERSONAL ITEMS $4.50 for 10 Wo rds and 20 each additional word. COMMERCIAL ADS $15.00 for 20 Wo rds and 40 each additional word Cl assified Ad v ertising F orm MOVE-IN READY!3210 36th Ave. N. 3BR/2BA, 1653hsf, Total Remodel: new roof, windows, a/c, kitchen, cabinets, appliances, tile oors. $151.500 Easy Show, David Hunter, 727-244-0989. CRR.


62 Gabber February 20 February 26, 2014 DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished vacation rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. 727-418-7272.JUNGLE TERRACE2/2/1CG, 1322 Sq. ft. Rehabbed in 2005, w/ recent updates. Large fenced yard, deck and heated pool. $159,900. Agents 3%. 727-3437829. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale (727) 321-6965 fax 327-7830Advertising@theGabber.comtheG a b b e r Since 1968Any Business Any BudgetBusiness Classified Ads as low as $15.00 Real Estate / Service Guide from $15.00 Business Feature Story $250 Service Business Card $31.25 Display Advertising from $51.60 per issueServing the Community Every Thursday Since 1968Custom advertising for any budget. (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30Y our Community P aper Every ursday since 19681419 49th Street South, Gulfport


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