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No. 2361 May 15 May 21, 2014 A Gift for MomHarper Clubb, 4, painted a birdhouse to give as Mothers Day gifts at the Gulfport Library. The Gulfport Library hosted a Mothers Day tea in the reading garden Saturday. While moms (and dads) could snack on Danish pastries and cake, the library provided birdhouses for kids to decorate for their mothers. While Iola told the Gabber she planned to give the birdhouse to her grandmother, Harper viewed the gift more practically, explaining she was painting it for birds to use. Sidewalk and Curbs and Concrete Despite an email from former District Two Commissioner Jim Parent suggesting a 196% price increase, the St. Pete Beach City Commission voted May 13 to approve installing stamped concrete in parts of Pass-a-Grille. Initially, the commissions agenda included the vote on sidewalk and curb replacement as part of its consent agenda, which would have meant the commission would have voted on the approval without any discussion. District One Commissioner Terri Finnerty asked the approval for the $54,000 sidewalk and curb repair and replacement be moved off the citys consent agenda and onto the regular agenda to satisfy concerns voiced by one of her constituents. District Three Commissioner Greg Premer said he had received similar emails. See Sidewalks, page 12Can St. Pete Beach City Hall be a Library? If a feasibility shows it as a worthwhile step, as acting city manager Elaine Edmunds told the St. Pete Beach Commission Tuesday night, city hall could move to the empty police station and the library could move into city hall. According to Library Administrator Phyllis Ruscella, the current city hall building could work as a new library if structural engineers determined the building has the appropriate construction, including load-bearing The city hall building, Ruscella said, meets FEMA regulations, which the current library does not meet and need not meet unless the city renovates the building by more than 50 percent. Additionally, the current city hall comes more into compliance with ADA requirements than the current library. Premer suggested using See Library, page 7Spirit of GulfportGulfport Mayor Sam Henderson presents Mike McCue with the Spirit of Gulfport award. McCue recently stepped down as president of the Gulfport Merchants Association.


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4 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Temporary Use Tensions Mount Over Parking Lot After an hour of debate May 13 over whether the Sirata Beach Resort could continue to use one of the lot it owns as a parking lot, St. Pete Beach Mayor Maria Lowe directed interim city manager Elaine Edmunds to ask the planning board to address issues swirling around temporary use permits. who approves temporary use permits, how long such a use can continue, and whether or not the temporary use must adhere to the code. The board, which has one vacancy, is comprised of Jason Brock, Don Breitweiser, Ward Friszolowski and Ron Holehouse.Blood Pressure Clinic Last Thursday Whats your blood pressure? Do you have high blood pressure? Low blood pressure? Are you at risk? Center Blood Pressure Clinic on the last Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. provided by Pinellas Point Nursing & Rehab Center. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657.Community Law Program Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. every third Friday of the month. You must be 60 years of age or older and qualify with the program. Call 727-582-7480 to qualify and to make the appointment. If you qualify, the legal assistance is free. The Community Law Program is provided by St. Petersburg attorneys and exists to empower the most vulnerable in our community through pro bono legal representations and assistance and outreach.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 5 City of Imagination Hosts Music, Open Mic The City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S., Gulfport, is hosting two concerts, an open mic poetry slam, and a studio workshop in May. Singer-songwriters Peter Suarez and Johnny Roth perform in concert at the City of Imagination on Friday, May 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. The public is invited to bring poems, reading selections to present during the poetry slam on May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The free event takes place in conjunction with the third Saturday ArtWalk. Refreshments will be provided. Amy Andrews Live performs in concert on Wednesday, May 21, from 8 to 10 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. Participants are invited to a studio workshop, the Art of the Book, with artists Dorian Angello and Brandi Palmer on Saturday, May 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ephemera to be assembled into an artist book. The workshop is by donation. Artwork by Dorian Angello and Brandi Palmer will be on display at the City of Imagination in Gulfport through May 31 during the show Building Myths: Desecrating Histories. For more information, contact Ciara Ciarinci at the City of Imagination at 727-321-1786 or ccarinci@ Help PARC Rock Out Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens (PARC) needs volunteers on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 4 to 10 p.m. to help at various concessions at the #97XBBQ concert at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. As charity partner of the popular concert, PARC is looking to the community to help with beer and wine concessions, prize ticket sales and general event needs. Contact Lisa Blackburn at 727-341-6933 today. Proceeds from the event help hundreds of children and adults with developmental disabilities served at PARC.


6 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck Gulfport residents, are you looking to get rid of your old stuff and dont know where to start? Join the Gulfport Neighbors and the City of Gulfport at the community Junk in the Trunk or on a Truck event on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. in Gulfport. Bring proof of Gulfport residency (drivers license or utility bill) and your items to the Neighborhood Center and either swap them, give them away way or junk them for free. Gulfport residents may bring furniture, appliances, tires, and other bulk items for free disposal, liquor, plants, paints, chemicals or batteries. Junk is not all that is happening. Residents may also enjoy a cup of coffee with Josh (Lieutenant Josh Stone) and Zack (Community other members of the Gulfport Police Department. Residents can also register their bike or their childs bike with the Gulfport Police Department. The police department will also have childrens bike helmets available for free! The Public Works department and the Senior Center will have information available about their programs and all they do. Last but not least, residents are encouraged to share their civic spirit by bringing non-perishable food items for the less fortunate seniors in the community. The donations will be distributed locally through the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry. The Gulfport Neighbors will have a collection bin available for your kind donations. This will be the last Junk in the Trunk event until the fall so lets have a great turnout. Get Out! Love to run, have a dream of completing a 5K, or just enjoy a nice walk around the block? Join other like-minded individuals for Gulfport Runners and Walkers 3.1 mile loop. Participants meet at Saltys in Gulfport, 5413 Shore Blvd. S. at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, follow the out and back 5k course at their desired pace, and return to Saltys for drinks and good company (food can be brought in from any local restaurant). Children and dogs welcome!


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 7 Library, from front pageHarvard Jolly, of which former mayor Ward Friszolowski is vice president. Harvard Jolly offered to look at city hall for free. Mayor Maria Lowe expressed concerns about the perception of impropriety; the commission opted to proceed with a feasibility study but the mayor assured residents the this juncture. This community deserves a new library, she said. Where its located is not necessarily a huge issue.St. Pete Beach To Consider Attorney Contract city manager, St. Pete Beach may new attorney. Mike Davis will retire from Bryant Miller Olive, the St. Pete Beach city attorney, affective June 30. This means that the city will get a new contract with Bryant Miller Olive, but the commissioners stopped short of approving the new contract. Both Mayor Maria Lowe and District Three Commissioner Greg Premer said they getting bids for attorneys. whom Bryant Miller Olive designated as Daviss successor, outlined her her inabilities to serve the city as accurately as another attorney. My expertise is really not in municipal law, Churuti said. You have to decide if were the to the next step. Although Churuti said Bryant Miller Olive was not terminating the contract and was prepared to go forward, she told commissioners they should decide whether or not to continue the contract. We will help you write an RFP for a new city attorney, if you wish, Churuti said. I almost feel like Miss Churuti doesnt even want the job, resident Deborah Schechner said. Shes put so many obstacles up there. The commission voted to table the issue until its next meeting, in deference to the as-of-that-pointundecided commissioner who will serve District Two until the special election on August 26. Mayor Maria Lowe raised the issue of getting competitive bids for the city attorney position. The contract with the attorney hasnt been bid since 2008, Lowe said. outside the contract presented at the Tuesday night meeting. This is our contract. If you wan told her, but were not going to bid something different Were not going to compete. Were going to give you this contract. I think we ought to have a full panel [of commissioners] before we decide, said District Three Commissioner Greg Premer. Lowe echoed that thought, saying, explore that. The commission will discuss whether or not to retain Bryant Miller Olive at the May 27 meeting. According to Churuti, the citys charter mandates that the city designate a person rather than a


8 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Pala Zzo Della Torre barrels with a pleasant, fruity, raisin-like character. Corvina and Rondinella grapes are used in creating this fabulous wine. Pala Zzo has appeared in the top 100 wines six times! I highly recommend it! Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years. Be a Part of Little League History As of September 2014 Gulfport Little League (GPLL) will merge with Southwest Little League. GPLL is doing their last commemorative program. If you would like to advertise your business in their last program as GPLL, please contact Sharon at 727-557-6349. Gulfport Neighbors Seeks Volunteers Saturday, May 17 the Gulfport Neighbors will host their third quarterly Junk in the Trunk event were very successful, with the collection of over ten tons of junk. The group is still in need of volunteers to assist with registration, the information table and identifying goods that may qualify for the swap/ giveaway area. If you can work a two-hour shift between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., please contact Margarete Tober at Display Advertising S tarts at $51.6014 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .com


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 9 Meet the Artists Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host its next Meet the Artists event with a showing of new work by mother and son folk artists, Linda and Matt Worsham, as well as an appearance by local author Ani Crane. The event will take place at & Gallery (3129 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport) on Saturday, May 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. The artists and author will be on hand to discuss their work. Complimentary beverages and hors doeuvres will be offered, and jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will entertain. Linda and Matt Worsham collaborate in their own line of work they call GypsyCat Creations, mixed-media folk art sculptures with a strong sense of whimsy and play. Critters such as cats, dogs, birds, dragons, frogs, geckos and more, sometimes anthropomorphized with human costumes and characteristics, are the primary subjects of GypsyCat. Matt and Linda create pieces individually, though they often collaborate in ideas, techniques and materials. Matts creations, including his popular giraffes, are more typically dense and muted in color, while Lindas pieces are often vibrantly colored and humorous. Linda has also created a smaller body of work in paintings and will show some of those during the event. Gulfport resident and author Ani Crane has been a writing teacher for 20 years in New York City and practices daily journal writing. She will be on hand to discuss her memoir, How I Arrived Here, described as the story of the transformational journey of one woman from codependence to empowerment and all the adventures along the way from happiness to victory and joy! Copies of the book will be on sale for the author to sign. Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories has earned a reputation as one of Gulfports most respected retailers. & Gallery opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists. Meet the Artists events at & Gallery occur during Gulfports popular Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, 727-366-4086 or email; or visit Get to Know Your iPad Are you having trouble using your iPad? Sign up for the librarys getting to know your iPad class held on the 3 p.m. The next class is Thursday, June 5. Theyll go over all the basics and answer any questions you may have in a supportive environment. Seating is limited so call today to reserve your spot! For more information contact Cailey at or 727893-1073.


10 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Letters to the EditorArmed Forces Day Dear Editor words to describe what we owe our because we owe them so much and we are forever in their debt. Nevertheless, two words will forever be in memory and history and they are "Honor" and "Respect." How else can we thank those in our homes known as the Greatest Generation for the battles they won? Men and women who defeated Naziism, concentration camps infamy, and other war crimes. They gave us freedom on a huge plate Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. Letters must be typed in upper and lower case on plain white paper or emailed to One letter per author every four weeks. All letters are printed and edited for length and content at the discretion of the editors. The Gabber encourages and welcomes all letters. The views and opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers. and we've been feeding off of it ever since. This poem is dedicated to all service men and women: When we consider your lives well spent we honor loyally because you "went." A world at war is a horrible thought but you answered the "call" and look what it brought: A better world, vibrant and free; reaping the "good life" for humanity. God bless the USA and all freedomloving people.John J. Roberts Town Shores Chamber of Commerce Networking MixerBy Lynda Shehan The Gulfport Area Chamber invites our business members to attend our Networking Mixer hosted by our local Pasadena Walmart on Thursday, May 15. The location for the mixer will be the Gulfport Community Players Backdoor Theater, 1619 49th St. S. from 5:30 to 7 p.m. We encourage our members to come together at this beautiful facility and meet fellow business owners supporting our chamber. If your business would like to sponsor a networking mixer, please call Bob Newcomb at 727344-3711. Havent joined the chamber? Visit our website at GulfportAreaChamberOfCommerce. org and join online. The chamber also wishes to thank the Gabber for their support in printing these press releases to keep our members informed.


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12 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Sidewalks, from front page I dont think the intent was to have pavers throughout Pass-a-Grille, Public Works Director Steve Hallock said of the expense. He explained the city started using stamped hexagonal patterns on some concrete walkways in Pass-a-Grille after the city opted not to replace the historical hexagonal pavers with the same. He also explained the stamped concrete added $6,000 to the total cost and that he chose the area in most severe disrepair to spend roughly $50,000 on sidewalk replacement every year that area was parts of Pass-a-Grille. Mayor Maria Lowe criticized Parent for his email, although he was not in attendance at the meeting Mr. Parentwould be able to talk about this instead of sending emails if he was still sitting here, Lowe said. District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher, who represents Passa-Grille, stopped short of calling Parent out by name, but did say that obviously a very disgruntled person sent a sensational email to everyone. After the public comment on the issue, Lowe called Greg Nicklaus, owner of the Sirata Beach Resort, to the podium, telling him she knew he had sent an email as well. He told her he was happy to be part of the solution. Home Gardening Class Take this Home Gardening Class on Saturday, May 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28 Ave. S. Struggling to get sprouted? Ongoing garden gripes? Join them for their new gardening classes to be held on the fourth Saturday of each month in anticipation of the launch of the Librarys very own Seed Library! Val Boyles, Master Gardener, shares her expertise to help you get budding along! Also, attendees are welcome to stay and informally discuss their gardening-related issues after the class. Want to share your passion and help? The library is also recruiting volunteers for their soon to blossom Seed Library. Call 727-893-1075.


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14 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Aquamania Seeks SponsorsBy Lori Rosso Aquamania is just around the corner on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Gulfport Beach. This year we are planning on adding Gulfport Chamber members with the ability to sponsor and create your own hole. For a $100 sponsorship and a discount offer of some sort for all participants you can theme your own hole and be promoted through the event. For example, the Sea Breeze Manor is sponsoring a hole. I will get listed as a sponsor in advertising leading up to the event; I will provide a 10% discount for a booking by any of the participants that are playing (at $10/ that I am a bed and breakfast. If you are an auto shop, perhaps you want to offer 10% off an oil change and make a hole that looks like a car. In addition to the Gulfport Beach golf, we will have duck races, stand up paddle board and kayak races as well as the infamous recycle regatta. Get in on the fun and get your business noticed! Call Angela Lagan at the Beach Bazaar to let her know of your interest in golf sponsorships at 727-348-6490 or email gulfportbeachbazaar@gmail. com. If your business sells beachthemed items or would like to be a food vendor, contact Suzanne King of SIK Promotions at to be a vendor. If you want to sponsor something else like music or other activities we have opportunities from any dollar amount up and I can help you with that via Loud, Clear and Free hearing loss are eligible to receive a Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available on the third Tuesday of every month at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport at 10 a.m. You must call 727-399-9983 to qualify and for more information. Limit one per customer.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 15 Alumni Singers Spring Concert The Alumni Singers of St. Petersburg will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 5995 MLK St. S. in St. Petersburg. The concert will be under the direction of Janice Hogan and will be accompanied by Dorothy Jenkins. The concert features the groups African American spirituals, the music of several composers including various music forms such as hymns, anthems and gospel. Call 727-323-7004. German-American Society News The German-American Society located at 8098 66th St. N. in Pinellas Park invites you to attend their celebration of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music for your dancing and listening pleasure, which will be provided by Manni Daum, will begin at 7 p.m. The kitchen is open from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and their full service bar is open from 6 p.m until closing time at 11 p.m. Their dress code is Florida semi-formal (no shorts, other than lederhosen). The entrance fee is their summer time rate of $5. Call 727-238-8201. Players to Hold Annual Membership Meeting The Gulfport Community Players will be holding their annual meeting and elections on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Players Back Door Theater, located at 1619 49th St. S. in Gulfport. The Players will bring up for a vote of the membership present a proposal to reduce their board by two members. Jim Cartwright, Jim Tobin, and Cathy Culler are all up for re-election. The Players will also from current active members for the position of Board Member at Large, to replace Charile Alaimo, who has declined to run for re-election this year. If you are a current member of the Players, or possibly want to become one, this is the time to pay your annual dues of $10 for your annual membership. Tickets for their 17th Annual Cathy Award Ceremony and Dinner will also be sold at this meeting. This years ceremony will take place on June 7 at their Back Door Theater. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will start at 7 p.m. This dinner is the Players way of honoring their casts and other people who made their past season possible. Neptune Grill will be catering the dinner again this year and tickets will be just $15 each. You must have a ticket in order to attend this dinner and ceremony. If you dont get your ticket(s) at the annual meeting, but still want to attend the Cathy Awards Dinner, youll need to send them a check before June 1 for your ticket(s) to: Gulfport Community Players, 1619 49th St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. The Players will have your pre-paid tickets available at the door on June 7 for you to pick up. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the ceremony, so get your tickets ASAP!


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Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 17 Garden Club of St. Petersburg Events Creative Crafts of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg will present the following activities at 10 a.m. at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Dr. S., St. Petersburg. The cost of materials for member is $3.50 and nonmembers $4 and you take home what you craft. The public is invited. Call 727-381-8920 or visit On Monday, June 2: Fun with Fabrics (Create a bookmark or notepaper) On Monday, June 16: Yard Art with Hangers and Beads On Monday, June 23: T-shirt Painting (Bring your own tee-shirt to be painted). Tyrone Square Hosts Kidgits Club Children are invited to Tyrone Square Mall to celebrate keeping the planet clean and green at the Kidgits Little Planet Helpers event on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the jcpenney court at Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22nd Ave. N. Go green while learning about our planet too; the Kidgits cant wait to celebrate Earth with you! Young visitors will appreciate Planet Earth like never before during this ecothemed event by tapping into fun festivities such as decorating paper mache pots and coloring planetthemed books. The fun and engaging hands-on activities will teach children how to keep the environment clean and green! This event is free to Simon Kidgits Club members. Not a member? Kids can join the club and experience the fun for a $5 annual membership fee. Visit or Simon Guest Services at Tyrone Square Mall to sign up. Please call 727-345-0126 or Pigeons at the Library The Gulfport Public Librarys K-5th grade science club will have a special guest speaker on Monday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Theyll be joined pigeon brigade! You will be able to touch and hold a variety of beautiful pigeons and learn all about these cooing creatures! Contact Cailey at 727-893-1133 or cklasson@


18 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 This Weeks Solution P ASADENA PET MOTELOpen 7 Days A W eek Do You Know the Signs of Elder Abuse? Area Agency on Aging of Pinellas & Pasco will be providing training for all the Senior Center volunteers on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. Please make plans to attend this important presentation and learn how to recognize and stop elder abuse. For more information, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Meet the Principal Families will have an opportunity to meet Principal Robert Kalach and learn more about the new Center for Innovation and Digital Learning at Gulf Beaches Elementary School in St. Pete Beach. District and school staff will also be on hand to greet families and answer questions. Mr. Kalach will host the Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, in the ballroom at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St Pete Beach. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Lorri Helfand, Communications Communications with Pinellas County Schools at 727-588-6574 or the St Pete Beach Recreation Department at 727-363-9245. Sunshine Center Health Fair Learn ways to improve your health and enjoy life Friday, May 16, during the annual free Spring Health Fair at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N., St. Petersburg. The 8:30 a.m. to noon fair features Healthy Vision screenings, along with checks for hearing, memory, blood pressure, stroke risk, and depression. Vein leg ultrasounds and free massages will also be offered. Representatives from healthcare, social services agencies and lifestyle vendors, including a few four-legged ambassadors, will be available to answer questions and provide healthy living tips from springthemed booths. The public is invited to vote for the table with the best decorations. For more information, call 727-893-7102.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 19 The Gabs This week, we used a question from the St. Pete Beach workshop to select an interim District Two Commissioner. Mayor Maria Lowe asked each of the four candidates how they spent their time in the city. Heres what they told the commission:Rick Falkenstein: Im on the street After work I love to eat on St. Pete Beach, rubbing elbows take the kids to the park. John Lazzari: I spend my time walking in this city. Bryan Cummins: Im in business myself here still. I like to get out on the beach, I like to play tennis, I like to get out on my bike. You can be outdoors practically 24/7. Joanne Lentino: I enjoy the outdoors, hence the love for the beach and our beautiful environment here.


20 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Get Your Car Washed, Send Kids to Camp YNOT Youth Outreach is raising money to send their teens in need to camp this coming summer. This Saturday, May 17 they will be hosting a car wash to send these amazing teens to this life changing retreat. The location of the car wash is Regions Bank, 5728 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and get your car washed and support an excellent cause!A Night of Fashion United for Christ Freewill Church will be having A Night of Fashion at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. This Fashion Show will have models from the ages of 5 to 65 showing you clothing that will leave you in awe! There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items donated by local businesses. All proceeds will go to United for Christ Churchs building fund. If you are a local business and would like to participate, call Kadell Ford at 727-687-8400. Tickets are $15 and will also be available for purchase in advance at the Gulfport Casino at 5501 Shore Blvd. S.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Come Join in the Fun St. Vincents Episcopal Church will host their second Fun Auction Fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Entrance fee is $10 and includes desserts, coffee and chocolates. Auction includes service items and a silent auction. The church is located at 5441 9th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For more information call Shirley at 727-827-2488 or the


22 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Eleazer Receives Stetsons Lifetime Achievement Award Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus William Eleazer will receive Stetson Universitys Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy on May 21 on the Gulfport campus. Professor Eleazer will be presented with the lifetime achievement award during Stetsons annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, May 20 to 22 in Gulfport. Professor Eleazer helped establish Stetsons reputation for excellence in ethical and effective trial advocacy, building the law schools nationally top-ranked trial advocacy program during his tenure on the faculty. Inducted into Stetson University College of Laws Hall of Fame in 2005, Eleazer is the namesake of Stetsons Eleazer Courtroom, a state-of-the-art facility designed to be a model for accessibility. Bill Eleazer was a ferocious courtroom competitor who coached students with grace, dignity, and the utmost professionalism, says Stetson University Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy Charles Rose. The colonel, as he was known, understood that we all have a duty to share our craft. His professional examples formed the core of what it means to be a Stetson advocate. Since the rankings began in 1995, Stetsons trial advocacy program has been ranked the top school in the nation for advocacy 15 times and has consistently ranked among the top programs for legal writing by U.S. News. The EATS conference was developed to help law professors and other educators hone their teaching skills and empower their students to become better advocates. Conference attendees learn the nationally renowned Stetson method of advocacy and network with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching. To learn more about the EATS conference and Professor Eleazers legacy, please visit conferences/eats.


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24 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 PAG Thrift Shop Closing for Summer The Thrift Shop of Pass-A-Grille Beach Community will conclude its 55th year of serving the community on May 31. The shop will reopen on Tuesday, September 2. From now through May 31, mens and womens clothing will be reduced by 75% while all other items will be reduced by 50%. The shop stocks quality donated items including clothing, jewelry, dishes, knick-knacks, books and linens. Proceeds support community charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, AmiKids Pinellas and church missions. The shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and is located at 17th Ave. and Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Call 727-329-8617. Players to Hold Auditions The Gulfport Community Players will be holding auditions for their th Annual Summer One Act Festival soon. The auditions will be held on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at their Back Door Theater, 1619 49th St. S. in Gulfport. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m., but you should plan on showing and get a name tag. The Players welcome all people from 18 to 70 to try out for a part in their Festival. This years Festival will consist of 13 short plays, with a minimum of props and blocking. This makes the Festival a great way for people new to theater to get their feet wet in community theater. There will not be a lot of lines to memorize since minutes in length each. The Festival will run at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport for a total of eight performances from July 10 through 20. There will be various directors of the plays, and some of the cast may be selected for more than just one of the plays. So, liven up your summer a bit! Pull yourself away from the beach, try out for a part, and become a real part of community theater! Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior Centers Chat Room every Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport.


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26 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 By Holiday Mathis Mars goes direct, the sun changes direction, and Jupiter and Saturn come together in a most auspicious way. With each day, the atmosphere will feel lighter and the pace faster. Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio follow the rule of threes as they close out the week with a third sad seems silly; what was scary seems manageable. Hope is in the air. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). No one will notice your mistakes and mind as you go about your business. What you get right will count a great deal as long as youre not pulling the focus away by talking or thinking about what you did wrong. The end of the week brings happy news for your family. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Go where the competition is stiff. You can handle it! Those who have made good will inspire you, and those who arent up to your level will learn from you. Thursday involves some guesswork. Its not that important to get it right, so dont stress yourself over it. If youre wrong, youll learn and try again. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When it comes to your own enjoyment, there is no such thing as should. You either enjoy something or you dont. Thinking you should enjoy something is absurdity. Accept and love the way you really are. Once you stop second-guessing yourself, a hassle ends. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you dread a change, its mostly because youre not sure how it will affect your sense of self. Will you be a different person? Of course! Then again, theres no way to keep from becoming a different person even if you dont take risks and make changes. So be bold this week. Accept change and go for the one you really want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As you look around at the distracted general public, youll note how an addiction to a device robs people of their charisma. You cant make them all put down their devices to enjoy the world in real time, but you can be an example of charm, as you give others an excellent quality of attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No one will want to act the right age this week. The young ones want to take on much more than they are ready for. The old ones want to bounce about impervious to physical limits. Youre the most reasonable one around, and youll play the role of cheerleader, coach and doctor. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youre the one who will come up with the plan. Its production-sized this time. The early week features a sort of suspension of disbelief. Its as though the lights go down, the orchestra starts an overture and everyone around settles in, sensing that something magical is about to happen. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What is it that youre expecting? That will determine your emotional set point. If you are anticipating that the world will contradict your idea of who you are and what your place is, the result will be fearful feelings. Practice imagining a pleasing, positive outcome and feeling genuinely happy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you want a change, part of you is so attached to your present reality that moving forward seems scary. Just remember that the familiar obstacles you regularly negotiate were once foreign to you. handle whats to come, too. Dont let anxiety about the unknown stop you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The action wont feel as controllable as it did yesterday. Yes, a lot of this is out of your hands, and thats something that what happens will be born out of who you are as a person, not what you do, where you are or how much money you make. Character counts most. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It may feel like things are up in the air and youre holding your breath until you see how they land. If you are interpreting this excitement as anxiousness, take more breaks and deeper breaths. Relax. Friday through Saturday offers time with the person who makes you happy. Togetherness will be healing. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Networking is a skill youre getting as effective as you want to be socially, it only means that there is something you need to learn. Because you dont take things too personally, you will have the right objectivity and attitude to accomplish your aim. This Week's Birthdays : As you compare notes with friends, youll discover interesting commonalities that could lead to new business or a move. Youll give love your all in June. Note that this shouldnt require the bulk of your paycheck. Truly, the best relationships wont be expensive. July is a departure from your usual routine thanks to a family member who likes to keep things interesting. Youll use your talent to build on a success in September. A risky investment will pay off in November. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Harold & Donna alternating weeks with Len & ArleneTuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Open Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. Dancing & Karaoke with Dave & 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 accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 27 g g t Delivery Delivery 727-322-1403 g g g g Happy Birthday to You! Whether it's your birthday or not, this party is for you. You are invited to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S. on Friday, May 16 at 2:30 pm for birthday cake, games, and fun for everyone. Provided by Dolphins View. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Pancake, Pedal, Paddle Benet for the newly formed Gulfport Womens Center will be held on May 17 at Pavilion #6 on Gulfport Beach. Pancakes are served from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your own toppings to share; plates and utensils are provided. There will be water, orange juice and coffee provided by Stellas. Bring your kayak and put in on Boca Ciega Bay and/or bring your bike for an after breakfast ride. Donations are gratefully accepted. Call Linda at 727-327-9119. Learn About Hurricanes and Boats The United States Power Squadrons Seminar Series: Hurricanes and Boats, will be presented by the St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron on Wednesday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. This two-hour seminar covers how to select a location and prepare your boat to survive a hurricane. The program includes Student Notes and copies of the presentation material. The course will be held at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing in St. Petersburg. Instruction is free, materials cost $40 per family. There is a maximum of 20 students. Preregistration is required. Register online at Free IQuit Smoking Now Program smoking and improve your health? You can do it! IQuit is a personalized six week program. Participants will be provided with a supply of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) including patches, gum, lozenges and a workbook while supplies last. This program is sponsored by Gulfcoast North AHEC and by the Florida Department of Health and will take place on Thursday, May 15, at Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Must be 18 to participate. To register contact Nicole Kelly 813-929-1000 ext. 204 or email For other classes and locations, visit


28 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Meet the Photographer Reception Experience the About Face photography show by Gulfport artist continents on Friday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater Lobby at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport (enter on 26th Ave. S. side). The Art Reception, About Face, places thirty-two pieces of Bagattis work on display. All faces, human and non-human, were taken with Bagatti says, Interestingly, some of those strangers have asked to take my picture. Jude is a Jersey native whos lived most of her life in Florida. Moving to Gulfport from Miami in 2002, she quickly became engaged in the art scene here as an actor, poet, writer, photographer and artists model. She holds BA and JD degrees from the University of Miami; is a Florida-licensed Massage/Reiki therapist since 1984; a Pinellas County Master Gardener, Volunteer and Trail Auxiliary Ranger. An avid environmentalist, hiker, and adventure traveler, she has run seven marathons, is a century cyclist, and has competed in mini-triathlons. Her nature photography book, Fauna, Flora & Fantasy, offers images from anecdotes, essays and poetry. Judes photography is held in private collections and has been shown at numerous venues on both Florida coasts, including Tampas Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Her photographs and published writings have won coveted awards. She still around the world, dreading the day The artist Jude Bagatti will be available to share her worldly wanderings that she has been lucky information, contact 727-893-1118. Apply for Arts and Cultural Grant The City of St. Petersburg is arts and cultural organizations for the next budget year. Applications and guidelines to receive funds are now available online at grants/internal_grants_program. asp; grants are due on or before Friday, June 13. Organizations interested in applying for these grant funds are encouraged to attend an informational workshop, which will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th Street N., Room 100. It is anticipated that for next year, St. Petersburg City Council will allocate approximately $175,000 to eligible arts and cultural organizations to assist them in underwriting their operating expenses. The citys Arts Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications and make recommendations to city council in cultural organization must serve the residents of St. Petersburg. The amount provided to each organization depends on the merit of the application and the operating budget of the organization. This current budget year, the city funded local organizations including American Stage, the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg Opera Company and more.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 29 Learn to Swim The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., is offering Learn to Swim Classes for all ages through the American Red Cross. From infants six months of age to seniors, classes will teach proper technique and tips for safety in any water environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available schedule. A two-week session is only $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 for non-residents. For more information visit or call 727-363-9264. Rockin Memorial Weekend in TI Bands on the Sand 6 in Treasure Island this year is jam-packed with all-stars and A-listers from the Tampa Bay music scene, including a one-of-a-kind Saturday night show from the Rev. Funky Ds Home Team Family Orchestra and Sunday night headliners Come Back Alice. The famed Memorial Day Weekend beach concert, now in its sixth year, is set for Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, on Treasure Islands festival-sized beach. Music, day until 9 p.m. The powerhouse combination of so many headliner-quality acts, a let the good times roll audience, and the laid-back atmosphere of our gulf front community, make Bands on the Sand the only place to be on Memorial Day Weekend, said Cathy Hayduke, Treasure Islands Parks & Recreation Director. keys, thumpin bass and monster drums winding thru every music genre, the Rev. Funky D brings the top players of Tampa Bays jamband scene to Treasure Island Saturday night at 6:30 for a non-stop, one-ofa-kind, two-and-a-half-hour jam, featuring members of Cope, Green Sunshine, Applebutter Express, Shoeless Soul, Urban Gypsies, and Seratonic. At 4:30 p.m., the all-out party revolution known as Green Sunshine takes the stage and Bonnaroo veterans and ukulele funksters Applebutter Express play at 3 p.m. Saturdays music starts at 1:45 p.m. with space-punksters Displace. Headlining at 7 p.m. on Sunday is arguably the hottest band in Tampa Bay right now, Come Back Alice, with soulful vocals, melodic guitars, baroque style violin and funky bass & drums. Holey Miss Moley, a quintet dripping in jazz, funk, rock and blues with a touch of reggae and ska thrown in for good measure, smokes the beach at 5:15 p.m. Have Gun, Will Travel, Floridas multiple Best of the Bay-winning Americana makers, play at 3:30 p.m. Opening Sunday at 1:45 p.m. are Free Range Roosters, playing acoustic Americana, blues, Gypsy jazz, and Cracker folk with attitude. Bands on the Sand rocks the beach at 104th and Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island. The annual festival, produced by the City of Treasure Island Parks & Recreation Department, also includes dozens of display at 8:50 p.m. on May 24, and plenty of food and drink. For more info, call 727-547-4575 ext. 237, or visit


30 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Attend the Citizens Policy Academy The Gulfport Police Department will conduct its 14th annual Citizens Police Academy June 19 through August 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants are offered the opportunity to learn and police services to the citizens of Gulfport. Classroom instruction and various aspects of law enforcement to include: community policing, emergency vehicle operations, Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background investigation. Class size is limited to 12 with preference given to Gulfport residents. For further information or to request an application, please call Claire Bousman at 727-893-1049. The application deadline is May 30. Online applications are available at academy_application.pdf. Help the Senior Center Food Pantry The Gulfport Neighbors will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Senior Center food pantry during their Junk in the Trunk (JITT) event on May 17 at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center. Some of the most popular items needed are peanut butter, canned tuna, spaghetti sauce and pasta. The food pantry relies solely on the generosity of the Gulfport community and is grateful for any and all donations made. The Senior Center will also have a display of information regarding the services and activities offered to the community. Residents may drop off food items and obtain information regardless if they participate in JITT.ACH Guild to Install New Ofcers Hospital Guild Beach Branch will be installed at the Guild General Meeting on Thursday, May 15 at the St. Petersburg Marriott and will leaders are Amy Michael, president; Joanne Raquet, vice president; Paula Simson, recording secretary; Wendy Johnson, corresponding secretary; Joan Temperson, treasurer; and Peggy Lubke, treasurer elect.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 31 A Message from St. Pete Beach Mayor Maria Lowe Three new guiding forces were recently elected, and a fourth, Peter Falkensein, was chosen through special leaders bring a fresh outlook, new ideas, and a strong desire to move our community forward. At the heart of moving forward is a vision for redeveloping the east and west ends of Corey Avenue to make downtown a more pedestrian friendly, water-to-water, business and entertainment thoroughfare. Department Building as a new city hall so that all of relocation would then allow the library to occupy the current City Hall building, creating a valuable multiuse facility for locals and tourists, right in the heart of our downtown district. Library patrons could enjoy expansive views of the Intercoastal Waterway and larger spaces for art exhibitions and conferences! Moreover, the library would be a main attraction directly on Corey Ave! On the south end of town, the groundwork for reconstructing Pass-A-Grille Way, and the utilities beneath it, has begun. This includes a study on how we can best preserve Pass-A-Grilles unique character through design guidelines. A decision to put the challenge to our 2013 City Comprehensive Plan in abeyance was made by unanimous vote of the commission. The intent of the abeyance is to allow time for the outcome of the appellate judges ruling to be returned. As your mayor, I vigorously support a comprehensive plan for our city that will allow our resort industry to update and upgrade their aging stock and amenities to meet the expectations of contemporary tourists. Their continued success is paramount to our citys vitality. As a resident, I also wish to protect the interests of the residential community. I look forward to the closure of litigation, which puts a comprehensive plan in place for our city so The commissioners will initiate the recruitment process for a new city manager. I encourage you to attend town hall meetings and provide your input. Help us decide what attributes you think are important in a City Manager. Help us pull together to implement a comprehensive plan for improvement. Help us guide this fabulous community to a bright new future. And lets all come together on this ride on the current of change! As a reminder, city commission meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Your input is invited, welcomed, and essential to our city! Newly Elected St. Pete Beach Mayor Maria Lowe 2014 Gulfport Hurricane Seminar Join Todd Barron, Emergency Response Meteorologist from the National Weather Service, hurricane related vendors and the City of Gulfport for the 2014 Hurricane Seminar, Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport). Todd will cover the local Tampa Bay area and how to prepare for the upcoming season. Hurricane-related vendors scheduled for this conference are The American Red Cross, Gulfports Community Emergency Response Team, Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, Gulfport Community Development Department, Home Depot, Lowes, Morgan Exteriors, PSTA, Quick Shutter, Solar Energy Systems, The Florida Green Energy Works, Whitco Insurance and Window Film Specialist. So you wont miss dinner, the Theater lobby will open at 6 p.m. for two slices of pizza and a drink for $3 so you can come early to view the vendors before the seminar begins. Vendors open at 6 p.m. and the seminar starts at 7 p.m. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gail Biron, Technical Events Specialist for the City of Gulfport, at 727893-1118.


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Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 33 Overheard at the May 13, 2014St. Pete Beach City Commission MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Thank Jesus Ians here To have Ian on board is a real blessing for me. Public Works Director Steve Hallock, about the citys new project manager Im really excited to jump in and help St. Pete Beach move forward. Ian Wade, the citys new project manager What about the 126 cars that are parking twice a day on an acre of grass?... Have you seen it? Does it look great? Tom Callahan, about the lot at Punta Vista Drive and Gulf Boulevard, which, he asserts the Sirata Beach Resort uses, without a permit for parking. Theres a domino effect going on here. Our inability to move forward on our comprehensive planis part of [the] contributing factor to this. Mayor Maria Lowe, who said the comprehensive plan, which is still facing litigation, would solve many parking problems. Lets not have somebody whos been part of the same good old boy network. Deborah Edney, who said the city should not accept Harvard Jollys offer of free help to evaluate city halls structural suitability for a library. If you want to choose somebody from the community because you feel they have an edgejust go ahead and do it Dont put it out to bid if youre going to go that way anyway. Michael Lehman, about whether or not the city would put a feasibility study out to bid. Never a dull day in St. Pete Beach. Mayor Maria Lowe, about the city attorneys contract. Whoever comes into this job is going to have his hands full. Incoming City Attorney Susan Churuti Ive been dumped in a manner of some pretty creative ways. Sometimes at the end of the conversation I wasnt sure if I even had a girlfriend or not. Michael Lehman, about the city attorney. Your new commission has vowed to be transparent and so far has been anything but. District One Commissioner Terri Finnerty, reading from an email she received from a constituent about spending over $50,000 on stamped concrete in Pass-a-Grille. In reality, the smooth never should have happened. District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher, about the stamped concrete sidewalks. Six thousand dollars should not be an issue. District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher, about the difference between stamped and smooth concrete. It was kind of a salute to Passa-Grilles history. Public Works Director Steve Hallock, about the stamped concrete design. This is all I spend every single year, 45, 50 thousand, on sidewalks. Public Works Director Steve Hallock What are you going to do with it, then? Mayor Maria Lowe, to Greg Nicklaus when he told the commission the property he owns at the corner of Punta Vista Drive and Gulf Boulevard would not be a permanent parking lot. When will this comp plan be approved? Greg Nicklaus, in response, referencing the fact that, according to the incoming city attorney, Susan Churuti, until the city resolves the lawsuits about the comprehensive plan, you cant take any building permits to the bank. My goal was to immediately start improving it, and I was told I did so at my own risk. Greg Nicklaus This is important stuff, and my brain is not processing. District Four Commissioner Melinda Pletcher, when incoming City Attorney Susan Churuti began delivering a litigation report at 1:01 a.m., eight hours and one minute after the commission convened. The commission did not get through the entire agenda; the mayor adjourned the meeting at 1:22 in the morning.


34 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Local Obituaries CALLAHAN, WILLIAM FRANCIS, passed away May 10, 2014 in St. Pete Beach. Memorial Mass will be Tuesday, May 13, at 11 a.m., at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, St. Pete Beach. Full obit at KURNAT, MICHAEL B., born May 12, 1945 in Casnovia, Michigan, died May 1, 2014. Michael worked for a Pinellas health agency for many years. He will be remembered for his quick wit and outrageous Halloween costumes, plus his love for travel. There will be a Celebration of Life for Michael on May 24 starting at 1 p.m. Location adress is 7843 Country Club Road N., St. Petersburg. You may email or call 727-686-0134 for more details. Survived by domestic partner Donna Lake, two children, Allison Wonder and Heather Meister, and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Ashley. MEARES, RALPH W. "RIP", age 61, born April 20, 1953, passed away peacefully May 9, 2014. Preceded in death by his father, St. Clair (Bud) and brother David. Rip was a Florida native and a life-long resident of Gulfport. He was a USAF veteran. An avid Bucs, Rays and Florida Gator fan, he also loved the outdoors, his hand. He was a man with a very generous and caring heart. Always ready to help a friend, Rip will be greatly missed by his mother, family and many friends. Service at Bay Pines Cemetery on Thursday, May 22 2014 at 10:45 a.m. Celebration of Life at Lions Club Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m. Please bring a picture and story to share. PATLEWICZ, ANTHONY P., 85 of South Pasadena and Macomb Township, MI died May 9, 2014. Services in MI. Guestbook at David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. Library Seeks Teen Volunteers community service hours for school or for a scholarship over the summer? The Gulfport Public Library is a great place to volunteer! Its a fun way to meet other teens and improve community service requirement. Come be a part of their team! For more information contact Cailey at or 727893-1074. Help for Alzheimers Caregivers USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute presents Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know on May 22 from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Pete College Library Conference Room located at 9200 113th St. N. in Seminole. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by Sean W. Scott, Esq., Elder Law Attorney and is free to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 813-974-4357. Save Our Strays Seeks Foster Families Save Our Strays needs help immediately to temporarily care for kittens and senior felines in need. Save Our Strays is a no-kill, nonrehoming abandoned cats and kittens. With no shelter facility, it relies on individuals to take on the role of a foster parent for one or more kitties. Can you temporarily help foster one cat or a litter of kittens for Save Our Strays? Foster 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 adult cats or kittens in need, north county residents please call 727-4815262; south county pet lovers may call 727 871-0888 for details or email us at They are currently unable to accept any more kittens without community support.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 35 South Pasadena Recoginizes 30 Years of Community Service From left Body Dynamics 30-Year Instructor/Trainer Kathy Pashkow. General Manager Fationa Whittinghill, S. Pasadena Mayor Dan Calabria, Managing Director of The Edwards Group Joe Jimenez, Body Dynamics Fitness Director Lisa Hotchkiss. Mayor Dan Calabria and the City of South Pasadena recognized Body Dynamics for 30 years of business success and outstanding service to the community. A proclamation was read at the Tuesday, May 13 commission meeting. Kathy Pashkow, an instructor at the gym for the past 30 years was present to accept the proclamation, along with 30-year members Kenny Wright and Hank Mays. levels since 1984. Owned by businessman and philanthropist Bill Edwards since 2004, BodyD as it is known, strives to provide a friendly, family atmosphere for anyone wishing to improve or maintain their health. Several lovingly nicknamed the Cheers of gyms. With more than 1700 members, the gym offers a wide variety of classes, equipment, personal trainers, massage and a Play Center. We are very grateful to Mayor Calabria and the City of South Pasadena for recognizing our 30 year anniversary, said owner Bill Edwards. We are also proud to have members and an instructor who have been with us since the very beginning. Its a testament to the type of atmosphere the staff has created and sustained. community. Body Dynamics is located at 900 Pasadena Avenue South. Live in Color Meditation Live in color meditations is the art of breathing in color. A new meditation class is held at the Gulfport Recreation Center on Thursdays. The class will be from 10:3011:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per class and $5 for seniors. Call Rasheedah at 850-339-4668.Trinity Church Offers Anyone a Ride Do you or your children want to attend church on Sunday, but dont have a way to get there? Trinity Church of The Nazarene, 1000 55th St. S. in Gulfport would like you and your children to visit and they will provide free transportation within the local area. They are a small church with bible based teaching for adults and kids. Call 727656-6209 for more information.Get Your Free Vessel Safety Check The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be doing free vessel safety checks on May 23 and 24 starting at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Marina, 4630 29th Ave. S. in Gulfport. Owners of all types of boats are welcome. Trailed boats will be inspected before launching to allow others to launch their boats and not tie up the boat ramp. There will be a boating safety table set up with free materials for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard Auxiliary always reminds boaters to wear a life jacket and take a safe boating course. They offer an eight-hour About Boating Safely (ABS) program which is taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Call 727399-7986 or 727-743-1652. Business F eatur e Story $250. Service Business Car d $31.25. R eal Estat e fr om $15. Display A dvertising fr om $51.60 per issuetheG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Sav e More With Frequency Discounts A dvertising@theGabber .com 72 7. 32 1. 69 65


36 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com It's the Jobs, StupidGlobal warming, more aptly re-named climate change, is now (again) front stage, center. It joins the new wars for better pay for women, disparity of incomes between top and bottom, increasing the minimum wage, federalization of sexual harassment or assault on our nation's college campuses, federalization of the education system and continuation of federal regulations and administration of the health care system. Anything to avoid dealing with the gut problem in the U.S.: jobs or the economy. Yes, the economy as measured by the stock market is doing well. Unemployment is also down somewhere around 6.3 percent. There is moderate job growth. But, fundamentally there are major problems. The housing recovery seems to have stalled. Investment funds bought up foreclosed houses and rented them out. That was a quick burst in activity that has stopped, and no one knows whether the rental movement with be a boon or a bust. The labor participation rate is at 1978 levels: 62 percent dropped out of work force, decided to stay home, decided to hang it up, gave up looking was over 66 percent. Simply put, we need more people working. The Federal Reserve keeps pumping money into the system (although at a reduced rate), and some signs implementation of Obamacare, the full effects of the mandate that employers must provide health care for workers at 30 hours work, aren't known. That and the mandate applying to 50 workers or more has that there are more disruptions to come. Let's be clear: I don't think the economy is going to fold up again. The trend is slowly upward, but it's a fragile stairwell that could be shaken by internal and external events. Extending unemployment, expanding food stamps, loosening welfare requirements, and other subsidies, did provide a broader security net. But, building a broader security net not only is costly, it is not the way to grow the economy; as I mentioned last week, climbing on the energy boom in this country is. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The administration's knee-jerk attitude is to slow it, regulate it, control it, and subordinate it to alternative sources as well as block broader initiatives such as the Keystone Pipeline. Deciding to tackle climate change (prayer might be as effective) at this point, like all the other initiatives mentioned Environmental control means direct taxes on fossil fuels and their users. That's us. That's the bottom line. It's a negative. Cleaning the environment a warming trend, if there is one) can best be done when people are working and the society is innovative. Speaking of that, business start-ups are at a low point and more businesses are failing than starting up. That's not a good trend and indicates that there are barriers to business: for instance, taxes, regulations on production and personnel and performance. Try starting up a business without having a business lawyer, accountant, human resource consultant, and a local, state and federal regulations guide. I didn't even mention the money which is now cheap but scarce and more of which is required. And, hiring people is often considered more of a liability than an asset. Solve the job problem and you solve or have the resources to provide most of those aforementioned wellintentioned programs. Making those programs the focus of government is like putting weights on the legs of a swimmer. Full Page Special Only $250 Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print Full Distribution Limited Space Available One Business Per Ad Ads Must Be Paid Prior To Print SAVE BI G 1419 49th Street S. Gulfport FL 33707 (727) 321-6965 (fax) 327-7830 advertising@thegabber.comColor $380Reserve Your Page Today


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY 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 Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Music by Geno 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Lee Jay Nelson 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pmemail / All you can eat Spaghetti & Meatballs every Wed., plus another special. Hot dogs every day for $1. Ladies Auxiliary meet 1st Sunday each month at 11:30am Sons of AmVets meet 1st Monday each month at 7pm AmVets meet 2nd Sunday each month at 11:30am Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmALA Exe. Com. Mtg.5:45pm Reg. Mtg.-6pm Meatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads Exe. Com. Mtg.-6pm Wednesday Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amLegion Riders meet 7 p.m., 1st Monday each month Junior Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., 1st Saturday each month Auxiliary Board meets 6:30 p.m.; general meeting 7 p.m., 2nd Tuesday each month Legionnaires meet 7 p.m., 3rd Monday each month S.A.L. meets 7 p.m., last Monday each month Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon to offer assistance. Memorial Day Service May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Legion. Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games every day. Fish fry last Friday of the month, 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family, $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session 6-10pm Food available 6-8pm Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke 7-11pm Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Live Music 1-5pm Steak-O 4-6pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke 7-11pm Drink specials 8pm-Close Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm Food Available


38 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Friday 5/2 Domestic2925 49th St. S. Theft4900 Blk Newton Ave. S. Hit & Run58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Disorderly Conduct5600 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5100 Blk Newton Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary2800 Blk Clinton St. S. Saturday 5/3 Disturbance5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary1800 Blk 60th St. S. Hit & Run58th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary5200 Blk 27th Ave. S. Burglary1300 Blk 60th St. S. Animal Call1800 Blk 58th St. S. Sunday 5/4 Domestic5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Vandalism6300 Blk Pasadena Pt. Blvd. Animal Call2400 Blk 56th St. S. Domestic700 Blk Gray St. S. 911 Hang Up4900 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Monday 5/5 Animal Call(s)Several Locations. Vandalism5200 Blk 16th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct5300 Blk 9th Ave. S. Hit & Run1900 Blk 58th St. S. DUI5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Domestic3000 Blk 49th St. S. Prowler5000 Blk 8th Ave. S. Tuesday 5/6 Disorderly Conduct5000 Blk 15th Ave. S. Fraud/Forgery1000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary2500 Blk 52nd St. S. Theft5500 Blk 27th Ave. S. Burglary2600 Blk 54th St. S. Burglary5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Animal Call(s)Several Locations. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Wednesday 5/7 Burglary2700 Blk Kipps Colony Dr. S. Domestic51st St. & 29th Ave. S. AccidentGulfport Blvd. & 49th St. S. Disorderly Conduct5100 Blk 15th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up2000 Blk 49th St. S. Burglary5300 Blk 21st Ave. S. Assault/Battery2600 Blk 53rd St. S. Theft5700 Blk 23rd Ave. S. Thursday 5/8 Theft900 Blk 58th St. S. Theft3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Theft5600 Blk 14th Ave. S. Assault/Battery5111 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary1700 Blk 53rd St. S. DUI5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Domestic4900 Blk 13th Ave. S. 911 Hang Up5600 Blk 14th Ave. S.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Call to Artists for Annual Gecko Creations Local artists are invited to submit a proposal for the creation of a largerthan-life gecko to be auctioned during the annual Gecko Ball in Gulfport on August 23. Artists selected will be supplied with a steel form in the shape of a gecko, either large (approximately 36 inches long by 18 inches wide) or small (approximately 24 inches long by 13 inches wide). Up to 10 artists will be selected to participate this year. Each gecko may be embellished, re-shaped, formed and/or re-imagined in any form and using any media by the participating artist. Except for the steel form, artists are responsible for purchasing any materials needed to create their designs. Each artist selected will receive two tickets to the Gecko Ball and will be acknowledged during the event. Participating artists should live in or near Gulfport or have personal, familial or working ties to the city. If interested, artists should send a written summary and photos of some of their art work. It is not necessary for the artist to predetermine or express how he or she would create the gecko if chosen. The deadline to submit an expression of interest will be June 1. Send submissions to: Owen Pach, Gulfport Merchants Association, P.O. Box 531914, St. Petersburg, FL 33747. The deadline for completion of geckos will be July 1. For more information, contact Owen Pach at 727-623-4920 or email Each of the geckos will be displayed in a shop, gallery or restaurant in the waterfront district in the weeks leading up to Gecko Ball. will be selected to create geckos to be auctioned at the Gecko Ball and the popularity of the gecko auction grows each year. Nearly 30 geckos have been created in previous years, each becoming a collectors item. A portion of proceeds from the Gecko Ball, as well as GeckoFest and the Gecko Pub Crawl is donated to local charities each year, and also funds the commission of public art projects in the Gulfport waterfront district. The theme of this years Gecko Ball is Roaring Geckos! a 1920s Gatsby, gangsters, Guys and Dolls, and other 20s touchstones. Costumes are encouraged! The event includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, live music and dancing, costume contest, silent auctions and the live auction of artistcreated geckos. Tickets for Gecko Ball go on sale a few weeks prior to the event, and it is known to sell out every year. To receive updates on Gecko Ball, including announcements of ticket sales and locations, visit and like the Facebook page for Gecko Ball at Ticket sales announcements will also be published in local media. For more information, please contact Daniel Hodge at 727-366-4086 or email Qi Gong Class in Pass-A-Grille The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department has added a new class at the Warren Webster facility in Pass-A-Grille, 1500 Pass-A-Grille Way. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates slow graceful movements, breathing techniques and deep relaxation. Class is held every Tuesday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Join anytime. For more information call Joyce Lockwood at 727-433-9237 or email


40 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 St. Pete Beach Commission Appoints Rick Falkenstein as Interim Commissioner The St. Pete Beach Commission met Tuesday, May 13, to discuss the four candidates for the District Two seat, vacated last month when incumbent Jim Parent stepped down without explanation. The city will hold a special election in August. Bryan Cummins, Rick Falkenstein, John Lazzari, and Joanne Lentino all submitted resumes and letters of interest. In a one-hour workshop before the regular commission meeting Tuesday evening, commissioners interviewed each of the four applicants. In the subsequent commission meeting, the commission voted to appoint Rick Falkenstein as the interim commissioner. Falkenstein will serve as commissioner until the August special election. Cummins served on the planning board from 2007 to 2009 and has a background in tourism and property management. Falkenstein lives in District Two but runs the family-owned Hurricane restaurant in Pass-a-Grille. John Lazzari boasts a background in strategic planning. Joann Lentino, a former Rockette, worked for the City of Las Vegas as the Cultural teacher at Gulfport Elementary School. Commissioners asked the candidates the same set of questions; below the Gabber has included a sampling of those questions and portions of the candidates answers below. I have a combination of both an MPA focused on economic development and We started a business from the ground up. Little guys, and became larger and larger Were the little guys Were the heartbeat of St. Pete Beach. Rick Falkenstein Public service has always been in my heart I think a love of public service is paramount. Joann Lentino To reach out and bring us together. Rick Falkenstein An immediate priority, quite frankly, is a city manager. And if I have any say so, that person will be a resident. John Lazzari I would have to see what the long-term plan, the short-term plan is the city has in place. I dont know that I would just want to throw something new out nod to what was going on. Joann Lentino Newly Appointed St. Pete Beach Commissioner, Rick Falkenstein Business F eatur e Story $250. Service Business Car d $31.25. R eal Estat e fr om $15. Display A dvertising fr om $51.60 per issuetheG a b b e r Since 1968C ustom adver t ising for any budget. Sav e More With Frequency Discounts A dvertising@theGabber .com 72 7. 32 1. 69 65 Mangia Displays Walden School Art Mangia Gourmet, 2930 Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, has just put on display 18 paintings by Gulports Walden School students based on the artist Joan Miro. Walden School is a small private middle school in Gulfport. They believe the arts should be included in every childs education, as the arts broaden the imagination and nurture creativity. The installation is on display from now until May 25. Parliamo litaliano! Lets speak Italian! Beginners Conversational Italian is coming to the Gulfport Recreation Center and begins on June 5. The four-week Beginners Conversational Italian class is designed for those with little or no Italian speaking skills. Whether you are reconnecting with your Italian heritage or youve always been interested in learning Italian, class is from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. each Thursday in June. Professor Roberto will teach both classes. He attended the LUniversit di Bologna, earned a degree in the Italian language and has been teaching Italian in the Tampa Bay area for 12 years. For pricing, more information and to register contact the Gulfport Recreation Center at 727-893-1079.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 41 Cats: Not Just for the InternetArtist Judy Greer paints a cat statue at the Tuesday Morning Market. Greer, whose colorful booth features many painted cats, says she is one of two original market vendors. She started with the Tuesday Market seven years ago in February. Get Your Work Published! Seeking edgy and innovative writing narrative, etc.) for a planned annual literary journal, The Gulfport Review. Submissions will be accepted from anyone anywhere in the world who would like to contribute. Deadline is July 31. No reading fees. You keep all rights to your work. Money from sales of this publication will support youth writing workshops. Send submissions to TraceTaylorPublishing@gmail. com or call 813-486-5437. Venue Theatre to Close Their Doors A recent downturn of events is the cause, says Executive Director Corinne Broskette. We had planned illness in the family of a cast member May, she explained. That coupled with a raise in rent and several other issues have made it impossible to continue at Mainlands. corporation dedicated to professional training and performance opportunities for non-Equity professional performers, this ends the third incarnation of Venue Theatre. Originally at 624 1st Ave. S. in St. Petersburg (now part of Studio @620) Venue moved to Gandy Boulevard next to Barneys Yamaha in 1999 as a training studio only, and in 2005 to the Plaza at Mainlands Blvd. Obviously, says Broskette, Venue has risen from the ashes in the past, and this is no indication that it shall not rise again. I shall continue to teach acting, so look for more information in the near future about that part of Venue Theatre. Broskette was trained in acting, directing and teaching by the late Lee Strasberg. There will be a huge theatre sale through May 26 at Venue Theatre, 9125 US Hwy. 19 N., in the Plaza at Mainlands Boulevard (one light north of the Super Wal-Mart) in Pinellas Park.


42 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Chamber Seeks Donations for SchoolBy Lynda Shehan Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with member money to purchase school supplies for Gulfport Elementary School. Last year A Gift For Learning brought together the business and private community, collected $2,500 Source wholesale buying power, the Chamber delivered $5,000 worth of school supplies. Our goal is to double this effort for the 2014-2015 school season. To do this, we need the support of each person in Gulfport. Please deliver or mail your donation checks, payable to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, subject school supplies, to 4926 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. The deadline date for delivery of supplies is Friday, August 15. This program is very important to the school as your donation, no matter the size, will place simple things such as erasers, colored pencils and more into the hands of children who otherwise would not have them. Thank you for helping us make a difference. If you have any questions please phone Lynda at 727-323-3892 331-1934. German for Beginners This will be a comprehensive language class for beginners. Taught by a trained native speaker, you will become acquainted with the basics of the German language in everyday situations. Exercises will help you each week to practice German while having fun with fellow students. They will develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class will be held at Gulfport Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. This is a six-class session Call 727-755-3459 or email Pegasus. to register or for more information.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 43 Sign Up for Vacation Bible School A week of fun and learning awaits the youngsters who take part in this years Vacation Bible School (VBS) at PassA-Grille Beach Community Church. Sue Prather, Director of Christian Education, said, Our VBS continues to thrive and serve the community as more families become aware of its recreational and educational opportunities. All children, age four through grade 5, are welcome. This years professionally developed curriculum, Weird Animals blends learning experiences that explore Gods creations. Healthy snacks will be provided during the day. The week-long VBS will be held from Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. PAGBCC is located at 107 16th Ave. in St. Pete Beach. The June registration fee is $45 per child or $75 per family. However, early registration and reduced rates are available. The rates through May 31 are $40 per child or $65 per family. For more registration information, 360-5508 or visit USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 mile south of Don CeSar). Start at your convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and The schedule is as follows: May 20th, Equipment for Your Boat, May 27th,Waterway Watch\ Trailering Your Boat. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846.Teen Conversational Spanish Now! Are you in grades 6-8 struggling with Spanish? How about Basic Beginner Spanish? The Gulfport Recreation Center is offering a two-hour class on Wednesdays starting July 2. Class time is 5 to 7 p.m. Students are able to bring Spanish homework and questions to class. Please call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. or email tutoring@conversationalspanishnow. com for more questions and leave students name and grade level.


44 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Inside the gallery, patrons sip merlot, nibble on hors doeuvres and admire the art. They talk with staff about funding, the artists, and the space. The walls showcase a dazzling breadth of artwork, from pen and ink to acrylics. By all appearances, this gallery looks like any other during St. Petersburgs Second Saturday ArtWalk But look closer at the art, and then look around and look at the artists. They range from young to old, but many, including a woman who calls herself Toni G., retain a youthful appearance despite their physical age. Toni, who is 40, looks much younger. She lives with her mother, Rose Marie, in St. Petersburg. Her sister Gwen buys her the canvases Toni uses to paint. She smiles shyly and speak, only an ear trained to her pattern of speech can understand everything she says. Toni has a developmental disability. Every artist here struggles with his or her unique disability; in Tonis Exceptional Art at Second Saturday Art Walk Welcome to Creative Clay, the studio and gallery thats helping give people with disabilities a creative outlet. For artist Toni G., her family says that the program has changed her, her struggles stem from a bit of extra genetic material. Toni has Down syndrome. She cant speak as well as many of the museums benefactors, but she can wink. She loves to wink. And paint. Toni paints, and this studio caters to her and others facing similar challenges. They give her space to paint, teach her technique and sell her work. Welcome to Creative Clay, the studio and gallery that gave Toni hope and, her family says, changed her life. She was really depressed, Gwen says. It teaches them more than just about art here. Its getting them in a social environment. Before Creative Clay, Toni went to Nina Harris Exceptional Student Education Center, then to Life Skills Center. She has also enrolled in courses at Saint Petersburg College. Five days a week, Toni gets on the bus. From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., she spends her day learning about making art and painting as part of Creative Clays Community Arts program. In addition to art, the program helps artists like Toni learn to advocate for themselves and interact with the community. Currently, about 30 artists participate in the program every day. Medicaid and grants fund the program, which helps offset the costs to families. Although Creative Clay relies on volunteers, it pays its teachers. We believe in paying artists, says Jody Bikoff, Director of Exhibitions and Marketing. Local professional artists teach performing arts, arts, textile arts and mixed media classes. Toni, who often starts work at home and brings it on the bus to Creative Clay, started with colored pencils and progressed to acrylics. She splashes vivid colors across her canvases; color, the close-ups of each blossom outlined in a rainbow of colors. Toni says it takes her about ten hours to paint each notebook-sized canvas. My arms get tired, she says. Despite the fatigue, Toni says she loves Creative Clay, and she encourages Jody to join her for a picture in front of her painting. Toni pulls Jody close in a hug and says something; Jody throws back her head and laughs. Youre her hero, Gwen tells Jody. Rose Marie agrees; Creative Clay, she says, has given Toni a nonverbal way to communicate what she feels. So many people struggle to understand her, Rose Marie says of her daughter. And what does Toni think of Creative Clay? She touches her chest and winks: It makes my heart drip. Find Creative Clay at 1114 Central Avenue in St. Petersburgs The Edge District; theyre open for every Second Saturday ArtWalk. For the June ArtWalk, they will hang the Five Years of Mail Art show. They offer a variety of art programs and accept donations. By Cathy Salustri


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 45 Where Shopping Isnt a PleasureI worked at Publix in high school, and again in college. I had to; I was a Florida teen in the 80s, and that was pretty much the law. Almost every one of my friends worked at Publix. It was a great job for a teenager, because back then, working at Publix meant you learned how to work hard for someone and get rewarded. One of my coworkers noticed some strawberries with mold on them (this was before Publix packaged fruits and vegetables because of, as they told me recently, health issues) and pulled them off the shelf. His manager gave him a 25 raise for taking initiative. We worked hard just because we were teenagers didnt mean our managers babied us and when we did a good job, we were rewarded. Of course, the biggest part of our job was making the customer happy. George Jenkins, the Publix founder, was something of a Walt Disney in our world, and it wasnt uncommon for us worker bees to feel as though we worked not for our manager or a paycheck, but to make Mr. Jenkins happy. When Mr. Jenkins died, thengovernor Lawton Chiles called him a true civic leader who had a deep dedication to improving our communities. As a teenager, I believed that. Todays Publix is no longer Mr. Jenkins store, and, although I wore the orange polyester bakery uniform (Thats right, orange polyester. With bell-bottoms. Welcome to my teen years), I no longer subscribe to the cult of Publix. In fact, I go out of my way to shop elsewhere. This usually makes my friends gasp convicted murderers sexy. Try living in Denmark, without anything remotely like a Publix, and then tell me how awful they are, my friend Shelly says. She has a point: Publix is by far the cleanest, bestorganized grocery store in several states (until you get to Harris Teeter, which won my heart in South Carolina, mostly because they have a coffee shop in the store). Im not disputing that. All the same, Ive grown disgusted with Floridas green giant. straw comes in the form of tomatoes. Publix steadfastly refuses to agree to buy tomatoes from farms that pay pickers a fair wage and which refuse to engage in exploitative practices. Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Taco Bell and Subway all of which come under (not paying their own workers a living wage, contributing to obesity and cruel farming practices, use of bread with carcinogens banned in other countries come to mind immediately) have all signed on with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Campaign for Fair Food. So have Trader Joes and Whole Foods. But not Publix, the store founded by a man who touted doing the right I have other reasons, too, not the least of which are two amazing local grocers who do a better job at being Publix-like than Publix does: Pasadena Produce and Shaners. Pasadena Produce carries a goodly amount of organic produce, has my hippie milk (no growth hormones) and many of the staff there know an amazing amount about food, organics, is much better than the blank stare I get at the local Publix when I ask about GMOs. Shaners sells whole, free-range chickens cheaper than the conventionally farmed chickens at any local supermarket, and they also have a few cuts of grass-fed beef. Much like Pasadena Produce, the family that runs this place and the people who work for them are connected to the food. They know where they get their grouper, without having to check the bag, and these employees, unlike the chain supermarkets, can decide not to carry something if it doesnt look good or if they believe theyll have to charge too And, in both cases, the things I buy there cost a whole lot less than any supermarket. El Cap still sneaks to Publix when I ask him to pick up something, which I try not to do, because as wonderful as he is, asking him to pick up toasted sesame oil at the grocery store is like him asking me to go get some I dont know, selfthreading machine screws, if thats even a thing at Home Depot. Also, I freely admit Ive gone over the edge with what I will and wont buy (note to self: stop reading the Food Babe on Facebook), and its really not fair to expect a meat-and-potatoes man to be able to walk into a grocery store and know that cage-free eggs arent the same as free-range eggs. He doesnt really care about genetically several years of watching me get a wrinkly forehead when I read the ingredients in the bread he buys that makes him check labels now. I cant make the man switch grocers, too. Ill admit, its exhausting not shopping at Publix. Shopping, aside from the occasional indifferent cashier or clueless stock person, is still sort of a pleasure there, albeit an expensive, exploitative one. I would love to feel good about shopping there again, but I fear I want the impossible. I want them to be the store I knew three decades ago. I want them to know about the products they sell, I want them to offer less-conventionally farmed food, and, most of all, I want them to buy from people who treat their workers like people, not slave labor. Until then, though, shopping still is a pleasure just not at Publix anymore. Contact Cathy Salustri at Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


46 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. How is Your Legal Health?(Part I) As with your physical well-being, you can avoid major legal problems by periodically checking the status of your legal health. Some of the areas in which you may wish to consider getting a legal "check-up" are estate planning, wills, trusts, insurance retirement planning. A review of your legal affairs on an annual basis to ensure that all relevant legal documents meet your current needs is recommended. Many times, a yearly legal checkup will uncover legal problems that can be corrected before they cause a major problem. For example, with a birth or death of a loved one, you may wish to reevaluate your will, trust or estate plan. Like a physician or dentist, a lawyer is trained to diagnose legal problems or maladies and recommend cures. During your legal checkup, a review of your family affairs, real estate holdings, interests and employment should be to your legal health, a lawyer should be able to anticipate what remedial action is necessary before a minor problem becomes a costly disaster. In upcoming segments of this publication, we will together explore some of the common legal problems uncovered by a legal checkup. As with a medical problems, it is important to see a lawyer as early as possible, that is, before a legal problem occurs, or if there is already a legal problem, before it becomes more aggravated and costly. Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson 1135 Pasadena Avenue South, Suite 140, St. Petersburg, Florida. The telephone number is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have please consult an attorney.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 47 By Gulfport Police Chief Rob Vincent We often get calls from people wanting to know about crime in their neighborhood. This used to be a complicated question requiring our analyst to run a database query given a particular set of parameters, such as date range, geographic radius, crime type, etc. Even then, the results would be limited to data from Gulfport, which isnt very helpful if you live near the border. Well now there is a much better way to get the information you want. Pinellas County has developed a web-based application that compiles crime information from most jurisdictions, including Gulfport and St. Petersburg. It works like this: Every day, the system scans our records database and pulls information on dates, locations, and offense types. This data is then automatically plotted on a map of the county. Users can access the system and run their own queries at any time. So if you want to know, for example, how many auto thefts there have been within a mile of your house in the last 30 days, just make a couple of clicks, and it will all be mapped for you. This is extremely valuable information, but there are a couple of important caveats. While the system retrieves data daily, it does not update old records. So if an investigation has resulted in a change (a theft is discovered to have been a civil matter, for example) you may not have the most current or its important to note that not all agencies classify their reports the same way. Database difference may make it appear as though one jurisdiction has lots of a particular offense while another has none. To minimize each search to a limited number of offenses. These hiccups aside, the crime viewer application is still the easiest way to get the most thorough results about crime in your neighborhood. Give it a try: crimeviewer. How is Crime in My Neighborhood? Sunshine City Council Founders Day Sunshine City Council celebrated the 83rd Annual Founders Day with a banquet at Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club on Tuesday, April 29. Members and guests from 10 chapters were present. Ruth Szemer, Chairman and her committee did a were installed: President Sharon Ingram; 1st Vice President Barbara Dziubinski; 2nd Vice President Sarah Svabek; Recording Secretary Gera George; Corresponding Secretary Cyndi McGrath and Treasurer Paula Adams. The Pledges of the Year were Marcia Spetzler of Preceptor Zeta Zeta and Elaine Smith of Laureate Gamma Xi. The Council Woman of the Year was JoAnne Good of Beta Xi Master and the Ideal Sisters were Barbara Blau of Beta Xi Master and Cyndi McGrath of Preceptor Zeta Zeta. The Chapter Women of the Year were introduced: Xi Pi Omicron, Amy Loving; Preceptor Zeta Zeta, Karen Toth; Laureate Epsilon Nu, Dana Stajkowski; Laureate Epsilon Theta, Donna Smith; Laureate Gamma Xi, Linda Wilmoth; Alpha Gamma Master, Diana Hobbs; Alpha Zeta Master, Barbara Killinger, Minnie Lee Chancey, Betty Frost and June Cookson; Beta Upsilon Master, Ruth Szemer; Beta Xi Master, JoAnne Good and Gamma Lambda Master, Nancy Byers. All of these ladies are very deserving of this honor. Emily Johnson of Laureate Gamma Xi and Marilyn Fisher of Alpha Gamma Master received the Torchbearer degree the highest degree in Beta Sigma Phi. Sunshine City Council will hold the May 19 at Dixie Hollins High ROTC Room at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


48 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 Automotive Service POWER WINDOW & LOCK REPAIRMobile, licensed, guaranteed, call for free estimates. Mention this ad for Gabber discount. 727-322-3050 Cleaning/Housekeeping GERMAINE HOUSEKEEPINGWe do What You Dont Want to. Friendly, Prompt, Courteous and Affordable Service. Local References. 20yrs. Exp. Call 727-5574247. Computer Service COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, Reasonable Rates. Services apply to all Microsoft/ Apple devices, iPads, Smart Phones. Call Bob 727-656-0435. TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653.B&B ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONSWe Have the Solutions to Your Electrical Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Breakers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-512-4250. Handy Person GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. HANDY BROTHERS WE DO IT ALL!We do it right! Great pricing, free estimates, fast service. 25 Yrs. 727-687-8024, 727-6878032 CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Hauling, Pressure Cleaning, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim/Rake, Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721.CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 26 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. Accounting PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. ANGIES LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD3yrs. in a row. Professional Cleaning. Con sistent, Detailed Cleaning Every Time. 32 Years Experience, Excellent References. Sat isfaction Guaranteed. We do Windows too. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. ($25) Off First Time Cleaning. Gift Certicates Available 727-7430701. Cleaning/Housekeeping Computer Service


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 49 \CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Additions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experience. 727-418-1701. ROOFING LEAK SPECIALISTResidential/Commercial, Repairs/Reroof. Shingles, Tile, Flat. Quick Response. Quality Work at Reasonable Rates. References. Insured/Licensed. #CCC1330056. Call 727277-9502 A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details.WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209.ABOVE ALL ROOFINGAll Types of New Roofs and Repairs. European Craftsmanship. Local Lic.#CCC1326212. Ofce: 727-360-0500, Jacek: 727-686-2875, Ollie 727-458-4355. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857. Lawn/Landscape R.S. LAWN CARE SERVICEMowing, Edging, Blowing, Hedge Trimming, Sodding, Complete Lawn Care! Dependable, Licensed/Insured. Senior Discounts. Call 727-565-7353. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965VV Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement Home Improvement Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


50 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 ALL LAWN & LANDSCAPING-Property Maintenance. To Many Services to List. Florida Certied. Call Tony 727-639-2199, Ofce, 3471123, Licenced & Insured.EXPERT SPRINKLER REPAIR Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 25 Years Experience. Reasonable Rates. Well & Pumps. 439-0792. Lic.#C8312. BBB Accredited. 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, Licensed & Insured. Senior Discount. 727-202-7557. www.jim.shepperd.comEAST OUTDOOR SERVICESMowing starting at $20/lawn. Gutter cleanouts, tree trimming, springtime planting. Honest, Reliable, Licensed. 20+ Yrs. Experience. Call Eric at 727-612-4200. Moving/Hauling DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall Repair, Taping, Wall Paper Removal, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates. Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-1088. 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 SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1427888 Low Rates 727-522-2508. MasterCard/Visa. LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523. $69 DRAIN CLEANINGSenior & Military Discounts available, 24 hour emergency service, no overtime/trip charge. Call Now! Lic.#CFC1428321. 727-678-4471. Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONS & HEMMINGat Apothocary. Please call, 727-321-300, ask for Patti. Business Opportunity HOMEMADE ICE CREAM STORENewly constructed, very busy store and strip mall area, next to Subway, Metro, Barber Shop. Dipping & soft serve, low monthly rent. Only one in area. New owner has to move on. Asking $77,000 o.b.o. 727-215-4806. Help Wanted VISITING ANGELSMature companions, homemakers, CNAs needed for elderly adults. Flexible schedule. Call Visiting Angels today. 727-822-3034. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUSGreat Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises, 1-855517-2507. EUROPEAN WOMAN WANTED-To look after elderly couple in St. Pete Beach. Call 727-3672526. Lawn/Landscape Painting BEACH CONST & PLUMBING SERVIC ES#C7128. Senior Discounts, All Plumbing Needs. No Overtime Charges. 40+ yrs. Expe rience. 727-421-4903. Bill Strickland. Plumbing PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 51 2000 CHRYSLER VAN -Town & Country. New tires, battery. 160,000 miles. $2,650. Call 5220593, 239-810-1195. 2005 RED JEEP LIBERTYExcellent Condition, Brand New Tires. 36K, $12,000 727-8660952.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 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furniture/Appliances 1897 OAK PACKARD ORGAN-Best Offer 727-347-4417. General ANTIQUE ARMOIREArt Deco design, mirror, drawer & cedar lined, $125. (2) 50s style decorative glass lights, $50/pair. (3) Shaker chairs, $25/Each. o.b.o. everything. 727-3233200. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. TWO 15 KICKER COMPS-in a Ported box $350. 727-709-2774. 2011 MR. POOL SWIMMING POOL18 round, 4 deep, w/ladder & new pump. $700 o.b.o. 727-776-9739. CASIO PRIVIA KEYBOARD-Excellent Condition with stand, bench and midi-driver. $350. 727-864-6796. 2PC. AMMO BOXES-(50 Rounds) $2. each or 3 for $5. For these Calibers: 41 & 44 MAG, 44 SPEC. & APC. 10MM, 45 Auto Rim & Long Colt. 42 boxes left. Call 727-381-3734.LAWN MOWERS ALL KINDSPlease Call Frank at 727-418-8297. OUTSIDE HANDICAP ELEVATOR-Best Offer. 727-347-4417. Marine BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. Madeira Beach 727-641-6465. Pets/Animals Wanted I WANT TO BUY YOUR TOOLS,Computers, Laptops. Any Condition. Call Glenn 727-5657184. Day or Evening. 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. FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICENotice is hereby given that Susanne and August Mays tious name Beach Breeze Bungalow located in Pinellas County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpora tions, Florida Department of State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. 05/15/2014 Yard/Garage Sale SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE-5140 11th Ave. S. Friday & Saturday. 9am.-2pm. 1307 55TH ST. S.Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18, 8-2pm. Tools, Household Items, Wedding Dress, Party Lite Candles & Accessories. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8-4PM. 3144 33rd Ave. N. Lots of Clothes, Furniture, Misc. Lets make a deal! MOVING SALE6019 17th Ave. S. Friday/Saturday, May 17-18. SATURDAY 8AM.-12n-Furniture, Kids Items, Kitchen, Misc. 1213 59th St. S. Gulfport. GREAT ESTATE SALEAlley Access at 5413 30th Ave. S. Furniture, Household Goods & More. Friday & Saturday 8a.m. Sharp. MOVING SALESaturday, 9-? Something for Everyone! 3010 59th St. S. Barclay #103. 3037 49TH ST. S.Friday-Sunday, 7-? Lots of Stuff! Come See! 1514 60TH ST. S.Sunday Only 8:30-Noon. Furniture, Drapes, All Wood Bed Frames, Lamps, Pictures & Frames, Oriental Rugs, Lamps & Many Small Items. 641 59TH ST. S.-Fri., Sat. & Sun. 7am.-2pm. Furniture, Dishes, Misc. 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 5/17 10am.-2pm. 3545 3RD AVE. N.-Friday and Saturday 8-? Furniture, good condition. Reasonably priced! CLOTHES HOUSEHOLD TOOLSPlumbing. Saturday & Sunday, 9-? 6057 1st Ave. N. ESTATE SALE1419 59th St. S. Friday & Saturday 8-4p.m. 2-FAMILY 5814 26TH AVE. S.Saturday 8-2p.m. Coffee Table, Credenza, 5-pc pub set, clothes, misc. Automotive General Legal Notices


52 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 FOUND MALE PIT BULLVicinity 59th St & 26th Ave. S. Injured, brought him to vet. 50 lbs. Call 727-656-3353. Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. 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 answered even if you dont believe. T.A.B. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times.) Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times.) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you publish it and it will be granted to you. Thank you, 4 Elena GULFPORT DUPLEX-1BR/1BA. Garden Setting, Porch, Big Closets, CHA, Water/Garbage Included. $725/Mo. plus 1st/last/Security. Smoke & Pet Free. Available 5/7 727-4246085. GULFPORT HOUSE-2BR/1BA. Very Clean, Tile Floors, Freshly Painted, Near Marina, All Appliances. Nice Backyard and garage storage. Quiet Area. $975/Mo. 1st/Security Call 305-970-6810. PASADENA 2BR HOUSE-$850/Mo. Enclosed yard. Ceramic oors, Central Location Close to Beach. (2nd Ave. S./66th St.). Free parking lot. 727-459-4579. MOBILE HOME ON WATER-Bay Pines Area. 2BR/1-1.5BA, 55+ Park,. Your Own Private Dock for Fishing or Tie Up your Boat. $800/ Mo. Service/Companion Pets Okay. 727-5268432. 5020 5TH AVE N.June. Very nice 3BR, den, xtra-large screened porch, fenced yard. Section 8 pays $1,100. Public very welcome. 727347-3555 for appt. ST. PETE BEACH-1BR Duplex,$795/Mo. Ceramic Floors, Porch, Great Location (69th Ave./Sunset Way) Beach, Shops, Library, Bus. Free Parking. 727-459-4579. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, block off Corey Ave. $620/Mo includes water/maintenance. No Dogs. 727-804-5694. ST. PETE BEACH-Large Efciency, Newly Renovated, Walk to Beach, Trolley, $610/Mo includes water, maintenance. No Dogs. Also available, 1BR, $645/Mo. 727-345-7036. 55+ CONDO 1BR/1BA-All New Carpet, Paint, Kitchen, Bath. Enclosed Porch, Pond View. Extra Nice. $725/Mo. Yearly Only. HELENES REALTY, INC. 727-410-7076. New Listings Welcome! 2BR/1BA APARTMENT-Central H/A, Remodeled, large deck, carport, storage shed. No Section 8. $795/mo. plus security. Call Ken at 727-417-1462. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. TOWN SHORES CHATHAM1BR/1BA 55+, $785/Mo. Annual, Security. Free cable, gas, water. Available 7/1. Non-Smoking, Small Pet OK. References. 727-343-4930, CHATEAU TOWERS-S. Pasadena. Bay View. 5th oor. 2BR/2BA, Open Granite Kitchen, Newer Appliances, New W/D, Wood/Tile Floors. New Carpeted Bedrooms, New Bathroom Vanities/Ceiling Fans. Hurricane Shutters. $1200/Mo. plus 1st/last/security. Yearly. Available 1st Week of June. 727-543-6761 Ed. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE!!2BR/2BA, Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen, Huge Family Room, Fenced, Work Shed! Yearly Rental. THE SUN TEAM, 727-345-0099. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Lost & Found Real Estate for Rent POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for get all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine 4 Elena POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for get all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things and conrm once again that I never want to be separated from you, even in spite of all material illusions. I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. 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Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 53 ART DISTRICT/WATERFRONT-1BR Cottage with orida room. Fully Furnished. Includes, Cable, Internet, All Linens, Dishes, Pots/Pans. $800/Mo +Electric & $500/Deposit. Small Dog ok with deposit. 727-345-4060. 2BR/2BA BAY ISLANDAwesome Bay Views w/Balcony, gated 55+, pools, gym, clubhouse, $1200/Mo. & Electric, Available June 1-Dec 31, 2014. 610-914-3234. 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. Real Estate Wanted PIANO INSTRUCTOR NEEDS SPACE For Private Piano Lessons, St. Pete Beach, Pasadena or Gulfport Areas. Needed Aug. 1. 727-481-5300 or 727-384-1361 55+ CONDO COMMUNITY-Penthouse, 1800sqft. 2BR/2BA, 2 Balconies, Florida room, Inside Utility, Locked Lobby Bldg. Covered Parking. Storm Shutters. Located near 54th and Park St. Excellent Amenities. Lovely Complex. $113,900. HELENES REALTY, INC. 727-410-7076. New Listings Welcome! BOCA CIEGA BAY MHP55+, Furnished, dbl wide: 2/BR/1.5BA, lanai, carport. New: A/C, gas stove top, washer/dryer, tented 2013. Pet friendly. Call Pat @ 203, 909-2722. $32K. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14\5 per issue. Call 321-6965. Open House Real Estate for Sale A DREAM RENTAL...ONLY $1200/MO.Furnished 2/2 heavenly waterview. Excellent con dition, recently updated, recreational facilities, pool, and many other amenities. 727-2027784. Real Estate for Rent Furnished Rentals Open House Real Estate for Sale


54 Gabber May 15 May 21, 2014 SO. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Bay Island Condo, Jamaica #336. Spacious 2BR/2BA, Open Waterviews from All Rooms, Gated 55+, Clubhouse, Tennis, Pools, $167,000, 727398-6788 or 727-599-4717. Open House Sun. 1-3pm. DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNERApt. A unfurnished, Apt. B fully furnished rental. Totally restored. 5039 29th Ave. S. Priced reduced to $195,000. 727-418-7272. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale (7 27 ) 32 1-69 65 fa x 32 778 30R eaders. R esults.Serving Gulfport and surr ounding Communities ev ery T hur sd ay since 1968.


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