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No. 2371 July 24 July 30, 2014 Casino Dances Appeal to Local Tourists Russ Ingraham and Margie Parks nish a dance with a ourish. Ingraham lives in Ruskin while Parks lives in Largo. While the dances at the Gulfport Casino may not pack in dancers as they once did, Sunday nights at the Casino See Casino, page 5 Fundraiser Helps KidsBy Cathy Salustri Monday night the Gulfport community raised over $8,000 for the six children of 23-year-old Briana Campbell, 21-year-old Jamesia Lang and 25-year-old Grace Collier, the three women killed in a hit-andrun accident on June 26. See Fundraiser, page 7 Clearwater Chief to Lead St. Pete PoliceBy Cathy Salustri After spending almost $20,000 exposes to interview candidates from across the country, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman selected a new police chief: Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway. Mayor Rick Kriseman selected Holloway after a national search, although Holloway did not participate in the search. and over $3,200 for travel and lodging for the process a success. This process brought me clarity and led me to realize what we needed most: someone familiar with us, but not of us, Kriseman said. Each our department and our community. Holloway earned his college degree while working his way up through the ranks at achievements include building trust with disenfranchised youth in Clearwaters lessSee Chief, page 3 John Herrick extols the virtue of a glass tequila gun during the rafe portion of Monday nights fundraiser for Three Angels and Six Blessings, a foundation to help the six surviving children of women killed in a hit-and-run accident in June. Inside: Police Tackle Tomlinson Lake Park Issues page 32


2 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Learn How to Pay for Long Term Care Afraid you cant get Medicaid? Come to the Gulfport Senior Center on Monday, July 28 at 2:30 p.m. to hear April Hill, a local estate planning and elder law attorney, explain how long-term care insurance, private funds, and Medicaid differ, how each can pay for long term care, and which payment plan will work best for you. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. Call the Event Line at 727-893-5657.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 3 Crime Awareness Meeting The next crime watch meeting will be held August 4 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. All residents and block captains are urged to attend. You can make a difference. Chief, from front pageusing part of a police substation to create a learning center. Holloway promised he would park his car, walk St. Petersburg neighborhoods, and talk to the residents. My pledge to this community is to establish a good working relationship with citizens and community leaders from south St. Pete to Tyrone to Gandy, and everywhere in between, Holloway said. Im going to park my car, walk the neighborhoods, and talk to you. He will earn $155,000 a year. You can read Holloways resume and a statement from online at theGabber. com. Gulfport Getaways: Museum of History No need to be a GEMS member to enjoy this exciting Gulfport getaway. August 7 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Enjoy the story of St. Petes founding, get up close to aviation history, explore the worlds largest collection of autographed baseballs, and discover the dramatic collection of the American soldier from the Civil War to the streets of Baghdad. Call GEMS at 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat by August 1. GEMS members cost $14, non-GEMS members cost $16. Price includes roundtrip transportation, parking, tour and a box lunch. Gulfport Neighbors Cleanup The Gulfport Neighbors beach and area cleanups, for the summer, will now be held every other Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The next cleanup will be this coming Sunday, July 27. Gulfport Neighbors invites Gulfportians and their friends and family to participate in this popular event. They will gather at Shelter 4 on Gulfport Beach. Please arrive at 5:45 p.m. to sign in. If you are looking for an activity where you can get outdoor exercise and meet interesting people while reducing the pollution in waterways and the litter in the community, this event is for you. Please bring a picker/grabber and gloves. Water will be provided.


4 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Birds of Prey at the Library Bring the family and come to the end of summer reading program event with Wonders of Nature bird show on July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. Come get an up close experience with many birds of prey as they swoop into the library! Contact Cailey at 727-893-1133. Chamber Seeks Donations for School Gulfport Area Chamber of Source have kicked off their second campaign for A Gift for Learning to provide school supplies to local children. Last year they collected over $2000 from the community and with the wholesale buying power of able to provide over $5000 worth of school supplies to area schools who are in desperate need of assistance. If you would like to help, checks can be made out to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and dropped Blvd. Other drop off locations are The Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. or The Cell Phone Solution, 5014 Gulfport Blvd. New school supplies are also being accepted at this location. like to help us help the children in the area, please call Christine Gallagher or Tony Spinney at 727-331-1934. Happy Birthday to You Whether you are celebrating your birthday this month or not, this party is for you. You are invited to the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on Friday, July 25 at 3 p.m. for birthday cake, games, and fun for everyone. Provided by 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.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 5 Casino, from front pagesoon to take its place on the National Register of Historic Places do attract dancers from across the state. Tony and Rosemary Kenyon live in Siesta Key but make a weekend of the dance, staying at the Peninsula Inn and exploring Gulfport in between dances. They say they like to travel Gulfport makes for a pleasant minivacation. Some dancers, like Jim Madden, appealing place to live after traveling to the Casino for its weekly dances. I moved here because of this place, Jim Madden said. He moved from Rotonda. His dancing partner, Yoshiko Lapo, lives in Port Charlotte. Be Enlightened at The Longhouse Come hear Lama Lena Yeshe Kaytup present Self-liberation through Naked Awareness on July 28 and 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Longhouse, 2309 49th St. S. in Gulfport. dharma study and practice in this lifetime, she spent three years studying with Lama Thubten Yeshe at his monastery in Nepal. She uses an informal teaching style that is humorous, artful and well worth experiencing. The teachings are offered freely, as are collected to support the Lamas travel expenses. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. It is encouraged to contribute what you can manage. Be a Part of Gifts from Gulfport Calling all Gulfport business owners, artists and residents to Gifts from Gulfport, a fundraiser to help the family of a fatal hit and run Campbell, 23, who left behind three small children. Event will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Please call Maddy Guenther at 727-6562701 or email to for more information and with any suggestions or donations. Stay tuned for more information.


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Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 7 Fundraiser, from front pagepeople bought over 300 chicken his work organizing the fundraiser, which included a $10 dinner from Smokin Js, a silent auction and a hard, volunteer Margarete Tober said. Tober arranged for her employer, Hilton, to donate several stays at its properties across the state. The silent auction raised $1,850. Local businesses donated items for the also made anonymous donations. There were a number of people the pot, she said. Throughout the evening, people arrived for dinner. Some, like Gulfportian Mark Spence, stopped to pick up dinner for his family. It was well-organized and felt very meaningful, Spence said later. Others, like Skyway area resident Remell Culbreath, came directly from patiently for the fundraiser to start. All those girls had a life. Theyre young enough to be my children, she said. It could have been one of mine. I couldnt help but be here; its the least I could do. Culbreath also expressed praise for a community that reached out to help. Look at the goodness of Gulfport, she said. So many people have love for those children and they dont even know them. The people of Gulfport are going to be blessed for this. After the event, Mills brought the remaining meals to Safe Harbor, a homeless shelter by the Pinellas County Jail. Enter the Geography Bee Hey kids! Brush up on your Geography this summer and have some fun at the library at the same time. Students entering grades one through six are invited to compete for prizes in the Fourth Annual Geography Bee, to be held at the St. Petersburg James Weldon Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S., on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:15 p.m. The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Johnson Community in three grade-level groups will be awarded gift cards. Participants may pre-register and obtain study sheets at the library or online at splibraries. org. Registration is also held on-site the evening of the Geography Bee. For more information, contact the Johnson Community Library Coordinator, 727-893-7113.


8 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Taking a Look at Alzheimers HBOs The Alzheimers Project takes a look at the faces behind the disease and the forces leading us to reveals groundbreaking Alzheimers discoveries and the effects this debilitating and fatal disease has on those with Alzheimers and their families. The next video of this series, I Am? will be presented at the Gulfport Senior Center on Friday, Maria Shriver, captures what it means to a child of someone living with Alzheimers. Please join us in the effort to expose the Alzheimers crisis facing our nation. 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. Featured Artist at the Theater Meet the Artist, Gary Mellenbruch. at his reception on Friday, August 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater Lobby at 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Mellenbruch attended Kansas University studying Industrial Worthington and Associates between his junior and senior year in Kansas City, Kansas, working as an architectural illustrator. He opened Mellenbruch Studio at the age of 24. Mullenbruch remarked, I have been a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and at one time had my own art gallery in Kansas City. He has three children who are all artists in different parts of the country. He he works and plays. The artist, Gary Mellenbruch will be available during the reception to meet, greet and discuss. For more information, contact 727-893-1118. 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.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 9 Gecko Pub Crawl Kicks Off Gecko Season The seventh annual Gecko Pub that herald the opening of Gecko Season in Gulfport. The Pub Crawl will be held Saturday, August 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. For $20 pub crawlers will be able to enjoy a beverage at six Gulfport locations. Participating businesses are Beach Haus, Little Tommies Tiki, Mangia Gourmet, Neptune Grille, OMaddys, and Saltys of Gulfport, all located within easy walking distance in the Gulfport Waterfront at any participating location and continue their crawl in any order. An after-party will be held at Saltys from 9 to 10 p.m. and will feature awards, drawings and live stud will again add to the evenings festivities. Crawlers will be dealt a free card from a crawl ambassador at each location when they pick up their drink token. Up to three extra cards may also be purchased for $5 each at Saltys during check-in. The grand prize for best poker hand will be a two-night stay at the Sirata Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach. during the after-party with various prizes including the chance to win a pair of coveted tickets to this years Roaring Geckos Gecko Ball! awards must be present to win. Tickets are available in advance from the Gulfport Beach Bazaars box S., Gulfport and at all participating businesses during the crawl. For more information, contact Biff Lagan at 305-923-1803 or biffcop@ Additional information on any of Gulfports Gecko related festivities may be found at geckofest. com and The Gecko Ball on August 23 and the GeckoFest street festival on August 30 round out the growing slate of Gecko fun for the season, celebrating Gulfports favorite reptile! A portion of proceeds from all events will be donated to one or more local charitable organizations to be determined. Lawn and Garden Help Desk Aspiring and master gardeners alike can come and get solutions for all lawn and landscape care on August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Weedon NE, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 727453-6500.


10 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Letters Open Letter to Our Streets Department Please consider adding more trash containers on Beach Boulevard. Much of the littering related to our many festivals, markets and celebrations could easily be eliminated with a container on every block on both sides of the boulevard. Also, please better schedule crews of street blowers for more sensible times in the business areas. Recently 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. there was such a tremendous racket that people got up and left what might have been a lovely outdoor breakfast. So many people in and out of local government work hard to build up businesses but it takes thoughtful and concerted effort to not blast people away. Otherwise, a very happy Gulfportian. Anne Craig Humphreys Enjoy a Musical Interlude On Sunday, August 17 Florida native, Clarice Warrick will perform an eclectic mix of opera, art song, musical theater and jazz at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. Clarice began her musical career in Florida and received her Bachelors the University of Central Florida in 2011. She earned her Masters College of performing Arts, where Meet Clarice with reception to follow with cash bar. Admission is $20 per person and available at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. 3115 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 11 Back to School Care Fair The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is holding its Back to School Care Fair on August 1111 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The annual back to school program initiative, a signature project for JLSP, is in its 18th year. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are registered to attend Pinellas County schools in the upcoming year are eligible to receive free medical exams including physicals, immunizations, vision screenings and dental exams. Each participating child is given a backpack stuffed with school supplies. Over 25 agencies that serve the people of Pinellas County will also be on hand to provide information on services to residents. are able to receive free medical exams provided by All Childrens Hospital. Other medical services include immunizations, vision exams and diabetes screenings provided by the St. Pete Lions Club, and dental Hygiene Association. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 11 a.m. for families wishing to partake in this portion of the event. Back to School Care Fair includes on-site school registration provided by Pinellas County Schools, as well as bicycle safety training between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Children who participate in the bicycle safety training will receive a free helmet while supplies last. Also, join the Junior League of St. Petersburgs Kids Create committee for arts and crafts, and receive a free book from Give-a-Book. Additional activities will be provided by the Tampa Bay Rays Street Team, Great Explorations 94.1 Street Team, American Red Cross, and The St. Petersburg Fire The community sponsors that work in conjunction with the Junior League of St. Petersburg to make this event possible are All Childrens Hospital, Tampa Bay Rays, CBS Radio, Great Explorations Childrens Museum, St. Pete Lions Club, Pinellas County Bay Times, City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Schools, Sunstar Paramedics, Amerigroup Real Solutions in Health Care, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Catalina Marketing Charitable Foundation, and Comegys Insurance Agency. Call the Junior League of St. Petersburg at 727-895-5018.Learn About Container Gardening On Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. the Pinellas County Extension Services will present Container Gardening at the Mirror Lake Community Library, 280 5th St. N. in St. Petersburg. Learn how to grow gardens in small spaces. Call 727-893-7268.


12 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 14 19 49th Str eet S. 7 27-3 2 1-6 96 5 A dvertising@theGabber .comDisplay Ad vertising fr om $1 7. 20 per column inch. Learn to Be Suddenly in Command What do you do if you are suddenly in charge of a boat? What do you do in an emergency? Learn how to be Suddenly in Command at Gulfport Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. on Saturday, August 2 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Instruction is free but class size is limited. Call 419-260-3592 for reservations. Presented by USCG Auxiliary Gulfport Flotilla 7-16. Blood Pressure Clinic 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. Call the Event Line at 727-893-5657. Reduced Fees at Animal Services Pinellas County Animal Services celebrates the month of August by offering a reduced adoption fee of $25 for large dogs and cats and $40 for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours. The low-cost adoption fee includes medical check-up, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, internal and external parasite control, heartworm testing and feline leukemia testing and microchipping. As part of the celebration, $5 rabies vaccinations with the purchase of for pets during vaccine clinic hours. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Normal hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The facility is closed all Pinellas County holidays.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 13 Art Walk Previews Street Performers at some of this years Extreme Entertainments GeckoFest street performers who will be interacting with guests during the Gulfport Art Walk on Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Live musicians appear at several venues throughout the along with talented artisans, craftsmen and emerging artists whose gifts range from sculpture and paint mediums to jewelry, photography, upcycled items, clothing and accessories, body products and more. through St. Pete Astronomy Clubs state of the art telescopes, weather browsing the art and craft booths, restaurants within the area, now one of the foremost dining destinations in Tampa Bay. Convenient complimentary parking is close by and courtesy trolley rides are available from off-site parking areas. There is no admission fee and the event is pet and family friendly. For more information, follow Gulfport Art Walk on Facebook facebook. com/GulfportArtWalk and/or visit Ball Leagues Now Forming Flag football adult league general registration is Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. 19th St. N., Bldg. A. Fall league begins the week of August 25. Coed and mens leagues on seven rules with playoff games. Games played at Woodlawn Park, 1450 16th St. N. $350 league team and checks payable to the city of St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5224 or html for more information. Slow pitch softball mens, coed and womens adult league general registration is Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. 19th St. N., Bldg. A. Fall league begins the week of August 25. Games played at Woodlawn Park, 1450 16th St. N. Teams are A.S.A registered and sanctioned. Team fee/$350, plus $25 cash and checks payable to the city of St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5223 or html for more information. Kickball just the way it used to be. All skill levels. Simple rules for a fun time. Kickball coed adult league general registration is Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 15, 9 a.m. 19th St. N., Bldg. A. Fall league begins Thursday, August 28. Games played at Woodlawn Park, 1450 16th St. N. Teams compete for league championships with emphasis on socializing and fun. $250 league and checks are payable to the city of St. Petersburg. Call 727-892-5223 or html for more information.


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Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 15 Take a Safe Boating Class There will be an About Boating Safety (ABS) class on Saturday, August 9 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (approx.) at the USCG Auxiliary Training Center Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport (use the rear entrance). Cost is $40 per student and includes all books and materials. Upon completion of the course the student will receive and a bobber card from the state of Florida. For reservations or American Legion Post 125 News Steak-ums had a good turnout last Sunday. The Annual Back to School a list of supplies that are needed. Please drop off your donations at the lounge. The Annual Auxiliary Penny Auction will be held in October and will be here before you know it. Its time to donate those gently used items hanging around your home and give them a new home. No clothes please. Call and your donations can be picked up now. Fundriaser for Cancer Awareness and COTA (Childrens Organ Transplant) will be held September 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be a Poker Run stopping at various posts along the your calendars now.Newton Claret A Claret wine is produced from a blend of several grapes. Newton Claret is made from six different varieties. Bordeaux fans will appreciate the casual sophistication and elegant structure of Claret. It has its own individual character through the use of several grape varieties. This has always been a fantastic everyday wine! Wine Talkwith Lee Neal, a fine wine merchant for over 30 years.


16 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Summer Special at Sophies Attic Sophies Attic Thrift Shop has two racks of clothing on special for $1 each. They are clearing out some older inventory to make room for newer, fresh inventory. Come on in and take advantage of this special sale. They also have just received a large donation from an estate, and from a very large moving sale. Remember where they are? Youll Ave. They are a mission outreach of First United Methodist Church and are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 until noon. Coffee Club that meets at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. on the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting, is a great way to get to know one another as you learn Scott OBerry. Coffee and doughnuts are provided. 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. Beginners Italian Class If you are interested in reconnecting with your Italian heritage or you have always wanted to speak Italian then this is the class for you. This four-week class will be held each Thursday in August from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Please contact John at 727-893-1079 for cost and more details. South Pasadena Launches New Website With a fresh new look, new content, and user-friendly navigation, the new site will make it even easier for residents, businesses, and visitors to be informed and involved in the city of South Pasadena. You can even get this newsletter online or sign up for e-news and they will email you about whats happening in the city. Please visit mysouthpasadena. com and stay current on city news, events, and photos. For more information about the new website, please contact the City Summer Luau at Womans Club The GFWC St. Petersburg Womans Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd. N.E. will be having a summer luau on Friday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. Open to members and guests. Cost is $25 per person which includes a catered tropical dinner with pineapple upside down cake, live entertainment (hula dance group) and Hawaiian music. BYOB, virgin mai tais and margaritas available. Reserve by August 3 by calling Joan Jaicks at 727-896-5097 or email Laura Brock Historic Building Restoration Fund.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 17 Join a Young at Heart Luncheon St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1901 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg welcomes you to their Young at Heart luncheons. They meet for a prepared lunch on the last Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following the meal they have a program and/or speaker on a variety of topics. Come meet them and share in fun and fellowship and an opportunity to enhance your knowledge, interests and faith. Call 727-864-3103. Gulfport Night Out Residents are invited to learn more about crime prevention and to and other city departments at the Gulfports Night Out event Thursday, August 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. at the surrounding parking lot located on 26th Ave. S. Attendees will get to meet and prevention, but also the Gulfport will showcase information on other Gulfports prime patrol vehicles as well as the marine unit. Pinellas display the forensic mobile unit for participants to learn more about the process. Enjoy free kid friendly activities with popcorn, sand art necklaces, a high striker for kids, mini hoop shot basketball and a few more additional games with prizes. A representative from the newly formed monthly crime watch meetings how citizens can get involved. The Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S. Sergeant Thomas Woodman states, Gulfport police will be in attendance to show our support with our community partnerships and businesses as well as our citizens. We hope to see a large appearance from our community. Please stop by and meet your local law enforcement. The Gulfport Night Out event is organized by the Gulfport Police For more information on this event, contact 727-893-1111. Tips to Lower Your Electric Bill Energy costs can be a burden on homeowners and renters as they try to afford housing. Finding ways to cut those monthly expenses is the topic of the Thursday, August 7 edition of No Place Like Home, the radio show sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County. The featured guest is Joe Triolo, an on reducing energy costs and how customers can take part in energy saving rebate programs. Triolo also serves on the Pinellas County Housing Authority Board, and in that capacity, he provides an update on the authoritys latest affordable housing projects. The radio program, which features different issues each month, airs the 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. on WRXB 1590 AM. The show can also be watched on org/community/hfa/Media.htm.


18 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 This Weeks Solution Tour Barbara Gilberg HabitatBy Natalie Leggette Join me for a tour of the park on July 30 at 10 a.m. and learn about soil testing. Bring pen and paper to take notes. Barbara Gilberg Habitat is located at 1600 Pasadena Avenue next to the electronic billboard on pavilion. Summer Dive-In Movies at the St. Pete Beach Community to lounge by the pool while watching Ins scheduled every Friday night through August 8. Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold. No outside 8 p.m. Admission is only $4 per person. This event will be canceled in inclement weather. For the full For more information 363-9264. 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 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 Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26: Indoor Yard Sale. Browse the collectibles, gadgets, household items and other treasures in airconditioned comfort and support the Garden Clubs programs and projects. Hot dogs available. Free admission. Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 12: What is an beautiful and often bizarre combination. Presented by the Night Bloomers Circle of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 6:30 p.m.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 19 Jason Parisi, 15: Playing basketball with my friends. Sophia August, 14: Relaxing in the game room and hanging out with my friends. Stevie McDonald, 15: Playing pool, Wii, and chilling with my friends. Chris Keskeny, 15: Playing basketball and drinking the Gatorade from the vending machine. The Gabs This week, we went to Teen Night at the Gulfport Recreation Center and asked participants about their favorite part of Teen Night.


20 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Bereavement Support Group Good Mourning Group will meet on Mondays at 9 a.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S. This is an educational support group series for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Each class will encourage, empower and enhance the process of grieving, mourning and healing. Sponsored by Gee & Sorenson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Space is limited. Please reserve your place by calling 727-893-5657. Must be a registered Gulfport Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. Call 727893-5657. Build a Hanging Vertical Planter The Gulfport Library Garden Workshop series will be hosting a fun and educational reservationsonly workshop on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Participation will be limited to 30 adults with one participant per household due to the need to prepare supplies and the use of hand tools during the workshop. Participants will build a vertical hanging planter and then take home their new creation. has been a major supporter of the Librarys planned seed library and will also be sponsoring this free event, as well as Augusts Earth Box workshop. Assistant Manager Lindsey Tornello and workshop leader Sandra Bennett for their ongoing support and in making this event possible. making your reservation. For more information and to preregister call 727-893-1073 or stop by located at 5501 28th Ave. S.


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22 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Specials at Save Our Strays Black and white cats are summer special, Save Our Strays offers a reduced adoption fee of $35 for its tuxedo and white-with-black cats over six months of age. These cats are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines and county license and are microchipped. Raised in foster offer great companionship. no-kill organization dedicated to rehoming cats and kittens. To learn how you can meet these great twotoned cats, please phone a volunteer at 727-545-1116 or 727-481-5262. Check out SOS adoptable cats at Tips for Caregivers Often times we think we are ashamed that we cant do it all on our own. The truth is as a caregiver we get out of the habit of taking care of ourselves. Join Linda Burhans as she shares valuable tips for caregivers that encourage self-care and a joyful response to your role as a family caregiver on Wednesday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior 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. Take an Aquatic Fitness Class toning and cardio workout with the Class is offered at the St. Pete Beach on Mondays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Cost is $5 for St. Pete Beach residents and $6 for non-residents. This class also accepts Silver Sneakers! For more information call 727-363-9264 or visit Lithuanian American Club Lunch The Lithuanian American Club at 4880 46th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg is serving lunch every Thursday at 1 p.m. The summer schedule of luncheons is one week koldunai and the other week cepelinai. The cost is $7 for entree, side, dessert and coffee. This Thursdays menu is cepelinai (grated potato meat dumplings) served with bacon and/or sour cream, dessert and coffee. As usual, they have Lithuanian beer and fresh baked bread to buy every Thursday. information. Everyone is welcome.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 23 Hop on the Gulfport Rays Trolley! Promotional tickets for the September 4 Rays home game are available at the Gulfport Casino. A $25 promotional ticket purchased at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom will get you a ride to Tropicana Field, a lower box seat and a complimentary Rays baseball hat, redeemable at the redemption desk inside Tropicana Field. If you already have a Rays ticket for the September 4 game, show your ticket to the trolley driver, and you will receive a complimentary ride on the Gulfport-Rays Trolley. batting practice, 6 p.m. for pregame and 7 p.m. for game time. The Gulfport Trolley will be leaving from the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport. Rays promotional tickets are on sale now at the Gulfport Casino For ticket information, contact 727893-1070.German-American Society News Everyone is invited to the German-American Society located at 8098 66th St. N. in Pinellas Park on July 26 for a summer dance. The music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. The kitchen is open until 8 p.m. and their full service bar is open until 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 Bob at 727-238-8201.Be a Gecko Pub Crawl Ambassador The Gulfport Merchants Association is looking for volunteers to be ambassadors for the Gecko Pub Crawl which is taking place Saturday, August 9. An ambassador is the person who is stationed at each pub who greets the folks and handles the pub crawl business for the 200 participants of the crawl. It is a great, fun way to participate in the crawl without having to crawl yourself. You will be provided all supplies and if you want to dress up to get folks in the spirit of the Roaring Geckos, feel free! Responsibilities include: Be at your assigned location from 4:45 to 9 p.m. Greet crawlers, stamp their crawl ticket, and supply the free drink and record the card on their ticket. Each location is going to have three ambassadors. They already have some lined up but they need at least 11 more folks to volunteer. All ambassadors are invited to the after-party at Saltys at 9 p.m. for music, dancing and fun. They will be holding a Crawl Academy a few days before the event to make sure that you all know what to do and work out any kinks, last year this was a huge success. To volunteer or for more information, contact Angela Lagan at or 727-348-6490.


24 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 g g t Delivery Delivery 727-322-1403 g g g g penalties collected as a result of the civil lawsuit over the BP oil spill be exact amount of funding is not yet known, but could be in the range of $1.5 to $2 million per year for 10 or more years. Citizens can submit ideas, review county-held public meeting information and read a summary of the RESTORE Act provided Environmental Protection online at Home Gardening Workshops As part of the new series of monthly gardening workshops sponsored by the Gulfport Library, Master knowledge about the creepy crawlies identify the good guys from the bad guys and share methods of welcoming those that help our gardens thrive while discouraging those that make us want to throw in our gardening gloves in defeat. Participants are invited to bring samples of plants with problems as After the workshop there will be a brief meeting for those who have volunteered to work on the upcoming Gulfport Library Seed Library. New volunteers are welcome to stay and learn more. Mark your calendar to join in the Garden Workshop series which will be held the fourth Saturday of each month at the Gulfport Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Planned upcoming workshops include: August 23: Creating and Growing Plants in an Earth Box For more information contact 727893-1073. County Seeks Project Ideas Pinellas County is currently accepting public input for project ideas to restore the local environment and economy using anticipated federal funds related to the 2010 BP oil spill. Projects must be within the or its adjacent bay, coastal and Gulf waters and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Submitted ideas may be developed into project proposals by county staff. The county also plans to accept project proposals for funding later this year. The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities, and Revived Economy Act of 2012, better known as the


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 25 tuxedo kitty sports medium-length fur. He loves to play with other kittens and adult cats and is Mr. Social in his foster home. He is patiently waiting for a family to take him home. To meet this sweet kitten, call a Save Our Strays volunteer at 727-545-1116. Additional felines may be seen on SOS website Save Our Strays Find the Music in You Have you always wanted to make music educator, composer and musician, has developed a way for out and play it. The idea is to mix musicians and non-musicians, a room full of instruments and a great facilitator to play the songs America loves. Find the Music in You provides a way to discover a part of yourself that may have been hidden for a lifetime, have fun, learn more about your special abilities and create something that will give you lasting pleasure. No experience or talent held at City of Imagination, 3009 54th St. S. on Thursday, August 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Call 727-480-0865 or register online at Caregivers Support Group Are you feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities and challenges of being a caregiver? You are not alone! On-going support for you is essential. The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave. S., offers a support group for caregivers every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This peer-led group has met weekly over the years sharing tips, offering encouragement, and discussing the trials, demands, and overwhelming experience of being a caregiver for their loved one. 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, please contact Rachel at 727893-1231. 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 (one mile south convenience. First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any The schedule is as follows: July 29 Weather. August classes include: August 5 Your Boats Radio, August 12 Which Boat is for You, August and August 26 Waterway Watch/ Trailering Your Boat. Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 727-360-4846. Rafe to Benet CASA colorful and emotional sculpture to at the Strutz Show Opening, Project Free Gallery, 2825 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport, through Friday, August 1 when the winner will be announced. For more information please stop by the gallery during regular business hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. Vendors Wanted Kenneth City Social Club is September. This is an indoor/outdoor sale. Space is limited. Reserve your 727-345-4323.


26 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Home, Sweet(er) Home conducted a massive renovation of the Warrior Bridge ABILHouse, a community reintegration program for veterans with traumatic brain injuries located at stores volunteered their time to complete various landscaping projects and install a new refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, hot-water heater, ceiling fans, wheelchair ramps, garden beds and a concrete deck. This project will be funded through an $11,000 grant from The Home This is the 35th time the Abilities Foundation has teamed with The Home disabilities. Free Fire Detectors Gulfport Fire Chief James Marenkovic would like to remind Gulfport residents that smoke detectors are available free of charge to elderly and low income households station, 5314 23rd Ave. S., or call Chief Marenkovic at 727-893-1062 for more information. Learn to Swim Learn to Swim Classes for all ages through the American Red Cross. From infants six months of age to seniors, classes will teach proper water environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and run in two-week sessions of 30-minute classes. Classes are available morning A two-week session is only $40 for residents of St. Pete Beach and $45 call 727-363-9264.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 27 By Cathy Salustri City of Gulfport Q: Beach Boulevard? All the lights seem to have been changed except the ones in old lights and the appearance of "a wonderland" they gave to the boulevard, if some of us have to endure the new trunk lights, I think everyone should. Gives A: The city of Gulfport is working closely with the Gulfport Merchants Association to replace the tree lights as needed with the new trunk lighting, City Manager Jim OReilly said. Yes, we all enjoyed the upper tree lighting, but the continued growth of the trees, damaging winds and our friendly Look on the bright side, OReilly suggested: The new lighting lets the city put lights in more trees. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? Open Studio for Portraits at Suntan Treasure Island Art Guild has moved its Open Portrait Studio to its summer home. The group meets Friday mornings through August at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The public is welcome to join the group for a morning of artful fellowship. A live model is provided. For more information call 727-3673818.Be a Part of These Walking Tours St. Petersburg Preservation (SPP) continues its summer evening historic walking tour series on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. of the downtown waterfront. Tour starts in front of the large banyan Museum of Fine Arts (255 Beach at The Birchwood, the 1920s hotel restored and reopened last year that has become one of the most popular spots on the waterfront. St. Petersburgs waterfront parks are among the citys most valuable historic resources, having been dedicated in 1910. The tour will be an enjoyable stroll along the waterfront and 4th Ave. NE, a street still retaining an impressive collection of historic homes and tourist accommodations dating from the turn of the century and into the 1920s. The tour will touch on architecture, what the city was like in the 1920s boom and the threats that new development brings to the special feel of the northside of downtown, an area within the The summer walking tours are leisurely strolls lasting between 60 and 90 minutes and ending at a local business where tour-goers are welcome to get something to eat or drink and to continue in some fun conversation. Tours are free for SPP members, $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. Reservations are welcome or


28 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 By Holiday Mathis The theme this week is memories and meaning. In the recent astrological past, it was retrogrademania, with innermost and outermost planets simultaneously traveling considerably since the fast changes and excitement of the past two weeks, and the lull in the action will be just the thing to magnify the effect of distant Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all on their retrograde journeys. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Concerning your environment, your communication style, your relationships or work, this is your week to loosen up a bit. Theres a point at which clean becomes too clean. Where theres nothing extra, there can be nothing for humans to connect to. Relax and let some things fall where they may. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Work can be a place where uninspired people punch the clock, or it can be an adventure where teams learn, grow and take risks together in order to achieve a common goal. You have a vision this week. Youre up for the challenge and are willing to lead the others toward making the work experience more than it was. LIBRA will go down this week. Though youre a bottom-line kind of person who wants to get to the handshake, it will help you to revel in the negotiation stage. Refuse to see it as an uncomfortable means to an end. Instead, revel in the back and forth, and youll be more likely to come up with a happy number. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What you do you do for them -not just for yourself. Youll study the needs of others and then decide whether to serve or provoke them. The latter may seem cruel, but in your case, its done in love. Everyone needs someone who will spark the excitement and ignite role. SAGITTARIUS exciting, fodder for conversation, and a splashy bit of excitement on the social networking pages, too. Or it can be tedious. Much depends on who pick and choose their moments carefully will get the most bang for their dramatic buck this week. CAPRICORN Usually youre the one to start things. This week, youre better off fading into the background for a day or two next. They might not decide. They might turn to you on Wednesday that case, youll be a strong leader, and theyll be loyal followers. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Shoppers do not start at the front of the store and consider each item until the entire inventory is covered. That would be exhausting and a humongous waste of time. Instead, shopping is about skimming the surface until something catches your interest, which is very much what this week will be like for you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Cultivate charisma through a process trying to hide -what if you endorsed it instead? This is how weaknesses can be turned into strengths. ARIES (March 21-April 19). This week comes with the strong sense that things happen for a reason. Youll go into a relationship wanting one for one reason or another, its just not going to work that way. Because you to connect. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know what they want you to do, and you so wish that you wanted that, too. Alas, youre drawn toward more others. Truly all will be better served when you honor your originality. The world needs what only you can create. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your heart wants to back a certain person, though your head may be telling you otherwise. This likely has to do with which may not add up so neatly. You wont regret making a conservative choice, though youll likely regret what you do on impulse. CANCER (June 22-July 22). highlighted this week. The way you speak, the rhythm, tempo, tone and meaning of it, will cast a kind of spell over someone. Whether or not you mean for this to happen, it will. The it? Make use of it? Up to you! This Week's Birthdays: A in August. Ultimately, this teacher will lead you to productivity and money. Your September investment will pay off by the end of the year. Creative partnerships come together in January to help you succeed in art, commerce or a combination of the two. (Negotiations are an art form, too.) February brings a blossoming. In your new maturity, you will be you were to become the person you could be. Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke by Harmony Hal & His GalTuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Cillawette Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Karaoke Mike Furman Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. & Cookie 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Ray & Ann, Entertainment Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Woody & his accordion, Music for listening & dancing Weather permitting


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 29 Pre-Register for Tot Time Program The city of Gulfport Recreation Center is currently accepting preregistrations for the 2014-2015 Tot Time Program. The Tot Time Program is a pre-school, hands-on program for children ages 3-5. The program aims to make learning fun for children and helps prepare them day monthly options are available. Non-refundable annual registration fee is $17 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hours for pre-registration are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gulfport residents. The program begins September 2. Call 893-1068 for more information. Be Aware of Rip Currents Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore. When strong winds blow toward the shore, waves are formed that move large amounts of water toward the shore. One common way that rip currents form is when water becomes trapped behind sand bars. Sand bars lie parallel and close to the shore. At some point, the pressure of the water against the sand bar may cut a narrow channel through it. The channel is usually no more than 20 yards wide and water rushes back out to sea through it. That rapidly moving water is called a rip current. Signs of a rip current include: a channel of churning, choppy water; an area having a notable difference in water color; a line of foam, seaweed or debris moving steadily seaward; or a break in the incoming wave pattern. You can review additional safety tips and check surf zone forecasts at NOAAs National Weather Service website ripcurrents/forecasts. While at the beach, remember conditions can change rapidly, so observe the water conditions and stay safe. Remember, if you are caught in a rip current: stay calm; do not swim Swim along the shore until you feel the current relax. When free of the current, swim at an angle away from it toward the beach, and call or wave for help if you need assistance. Addiction Counseling Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call 800-431-1754 today for free assessments or referrals.


30 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 By Scott Lafee Giver of Tears It seems sibling rivalries may begin before there are even siblings. In a newly published paper, Harvard puts forth an extraordinarily creative hypothesis for why newborns and infants cry so much at night: It means mom is more likely to be continuously exhausted, not ovulating, and thus delaying the arrival of rivals. To be sure, Haig isnt actually suggesting the caterwauling cuties are consciously conspiring. Sometimes, maybe most times, theyre just hungry. But he told NPR, Its clear that babies can get enough milk even if they sleep through the night. The waking becomes a different issue ... Im just suggesting that offspring have evolved to use waking up mothers and suckling more intensely to delay the birth of another sibling. Haig posits that delaying pregnancy and the appearance of other offspring improves a newborns survival chances, particularly in tough times when food might be scarce. He concedes that theres really no way to test the hypotheses. Perhaps its just something to ponder at, say, 2 in the morning. BODY OF KNOWLEDGE The largest internal organ is the small intestine. The name derives from the fact its diameter is smaller than the large intestines. But the four times as long as the average adult is tall. NUMBER CRUNCHER A serving of Arbys mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce (137 grams) contains 365 calories, 164 from fat. It has 18.3 grams of total fat, or 28 percent of the recommended total fat intake for a 2,000-calorie daily diet. It also contains 42 milligrams of cholesterol (14 percent); 1,511 milligrams of sodium (63 percent); 31.6 grams of total carbohydrates (11 percent); 5 grams of sugar; 2.5 grams of protein. DOC TALK Homonymous hemianopsia -when in both eyes PHOBIA OF THE WEEK Koumpounophobia -fear of buttons OBSERVATION Life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about Nihilists LAST WORDS Am I dying or is this my birthday? -Lady Nancy Astor (1879-1964), family surrounding her bed


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 31 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Who are the Bahais? What do they believe? Bahai teachings emphasize that all of us, as creations of one God, are part of one human family. Come to the Bahai Center of St. Petersburg, located at 676 2nd Avenue S, St. Petersburg to learn more. Devotions take place every Sunday 10:30AM until 11:30AM. Study circles are oered Tuesday nights7:30-9:30PM. Call the Bahai Center @ 727-894-5791 for more information.


32 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 For Jeanne LaGreca-Ochoa, Tomlinson Park offers her Jack ground. For Kathryn Reynolds, the same park has her on edge and searching for another place where her toddler can play. Why these two women see the same piece of city property so differently remains to be seen. One of the most discussed parts of the park, the skate park, appears at the heart of the controversy. Tomlinson Park, located between 18th and 19th Avenues and 54th and batting cages, a pond, playground and a fenced skate park. To use the skate park, skaters must follow a few rules: They must sign a consent form and pay a registration fee, and they must wear a helmet. They may bring bikes in on Sundays only. At one time, the city of Gulfport had a paid attendant overseeing the skate park, but currently no one supervises the park. kids bring bikes into the park on a daily basis, and they rarely, if ever, see anyone wearing a helmet. Reynolds, who lives on 53rd and walks her two children and dog around the park at least twice a day, says her issues with the skate park come from the language and behavior of the kids hanging around the park. On several walks with her threeyear-old and eight-month-old, shes heard expletives shouted. When she asked the kids to watch their language, she says they told her, You cant tell me what to say, ahole. They use the F word. They do it to do it, she sighs. Theyre as little as eight years old, and the older kids provoke the younger kids even more. Reynolds says if the city wont monitor the park, shed like to see the city remove it, perhaps replacing it with tennis courts. As a teenager, she worked as a skate park attendant charging skaters a dollar or two to use the park each time they use it. That money, she says, could pay for a staff person to supervise the park. What you have is a group of teenagers. They do need an outlet, she says. But they need supervision. LaGreca-Ochoa sees things differently. She and her husband also walk their two dogs around the park twice a day. She thinks the city should budget to improve the ramps. The kids have a blast, she says. It keeps them off the street. Reynolds husband Bobby says the problems dont end at the skate park. He works a later shift and walks their dog through the park later in the evening. Around 9 p.m., he says, hell see people climbing the recently installed gate blocking the walkway he has also seen kids on the roof of the ballpark clubhouse and over at the playground, in intense make out sessions. His wife says she has found used condoms at the playground and, as a result, wont let their already discussed it and when shes old enough to go to the park alone, they will not allow it unless things change. If this is an issue, we will step up enforcement. No one has brought this to my attention, City Manager Jim OReilly said. is working with neighbors to see what the city can do. Hes walked the blocks adjacent to the park and talked to homeowners, and this week hell send a survey to neighbors surrounding the park. The survey will go to 155 people, according to Mills. Among other things, the survey asks if the respondent has children, their address, and whether negatively impacted by the Gulfport Skate Park. Once the police get the surveys back Mills says they will give respondents at least a few weeks to return the survey the department will analyze responses and design a plan to solve problems at the park, if the survey indicates the residents feel a problem exists. Mills says anyone who uses the park but does not receive the survey is welcome to participate in the survey as well. They can contact me at zmills@, to get a survey, he says, adding the police department will accept only one survey per address. Respondents may return the survey to the police department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please ask the person collecting the survey to put it This article ran incomplete in last weeks issue. It is printed here it in its entirety. The Gabber regrets the error. Police Tackle Tomlinson Park Issues By Cathy Salustri


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 33 Depression and Bipolar Support Group group meets at the Suncoast Center (in back), 4024 Central Avenue on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families and support people are welcome. Call Les at 727-822-3480 or email to Get Your Gecko Ball Tickets Break out your best Charleston dance moves! Roaring Geckos will be the theme of Gulfports Sixth Annual Gecko Ball. The Roaring Geckos theme will evoke the Roaring Twenties, including its music, dancing, hair styles, clothing and costumes, fads, movies and other popular culture. Expect to experience costumes, music and Charlie Chaplin, The Great Gatsby, swing music and big bands, art deco and many other touchstones of the 1920s era. The Gecko Ball will be held at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom (5500 Shore Blvd. S.) from 6 until 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 23. The event gets larger and more popular each year, including over the top dcor, cocktail specials, cash bar, hors doeuvres, a dinner buffet, commemorative photo booth, dozens of silent auction items, and the popular live auction of geckos created by local artists. Once again, a new Gecko Queen will be crowned presented to assembled ball-goers. a gecko, or combine the two! A costume contest will determine Costumes are encouraged but are not mandatory. Appearing live at this tunes from the 20s through today. There will be many other surprises in store, creating what has become known as Gulfports party of the year! Tickets for Gecko Ball are $35 per person and are on sale at the Gulfport Beach Blvd. S. Tickets will continue to be available at the Beach Bazaar during regular store hours, as well as online with a credit or debit card at until the event sells out. The Gecko Ball sells out every year, so would-be ball-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets as far in advance as possible. While they last, tables of 10 are available for group reservations only if all tickets for the table are purchased in person at the Beach Bazaar at one time. The Gecko Ball occurs one week prior to the annual GeckoFest street festival (August 30), and each year the balls theme also lends itself to costumes that GeckoFest participants are encouraged to wear parade. The annual Gecko Pub Crawl will be held August 9 this year, and a portion of proceeds from all three as the commission of a public art installation. For more information and updates on the Gecko Ball, go to Facebook. com/Geckoball. GeckoFest, Gecko Ball and Gecko Pub Crawl are all Merchants Association. Contact Richard Radovic (rradovicjr@gmail. com or 727-204-8101) for details.


34 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Local Obituaries BOYD, JERRY R., 82, of Gulfport, FL passed away July 9, 2014. He is survived by brother Rodney W. Boyd veteran of the Korean War. He was a long-time member of the American Legion Post 125. He was a lifetime to be held July 29 at 12:45 p.m. at gathering back at American Legion Post 125, 6440 5th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. DAVIS, JOSEPH A. "JOE," of Town Shores, passed away on July 16, 2014. Joe was born on July 21, survived by his wife of 51 years, Cullen and Connor of Mississippi and Spencer and Madelyn of St. Petersburg. He was loved by a host of family and friends. A memorial will be held at a later date. FERRARI, ALFREDO, 82, of South Pasadena, FL passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th St. N., on Sunday, August 10, at 1 p.m. Please see full obituary: FIERRO, LOUIS F., a long-time resident of Gulfport, passed away on July 8 at his home in Gulfport. Mr. Fierro is survived Petersburg and two nieces and two nephews. Mr. Fierro was a veteran of the Korean War and was welltraveled having visited every country in the world except Australia. He was an animal lover and belonged is missed by many friends and loved ones and will always be remembered for his willingness to help others in time of need. His long-time friend and caregiver John Goude will miss him most of all and will never forget his friendship. Mr. Fierro will be Bay Pines after a Memorial service to be held there on July 25 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. GRIFFIN, GEORGE M., JR., June 7, 2014. George was born in Pinellas County resident. He served as a professor of geology at several universities, including the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and Ohio State University. geologist and was associated with Shell Oil Company and the Harbor Branch Foundation in Houston, TX. States Navy. He was an avid bridge player, sailor, volunteer and traveler. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Services were held at St. Albans Church on June 27. JOHNSON, FREDERICK ALLEN, 80, of South Pasadena, passed July 17, 2014. Burial at Sarasota National Cemetery. Guestbook at davidcgross. 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. ROBBINS, DONALD D., 89, of Gulfport, passed away July 13, 2014 in Pinellas Park at Suncoast Hospice. He was born June 30, 1925 in Gloversville, NY to Howard and Grace Robbins. He served in World War II in the 314th Infantry, 79th Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland. He received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. He was past president of He was a lifelong carpenter just completing seven grandfather clocks and jewelry armoires for his children and grandchildren. He is survived by Christopher and Sharon Putman; four grandchildren, Jenine (Roland) Robbins; six great-grandchildren, Rachel Kopet. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Joan; brothers, William and Howard E.; brothers-in-law, Ike Foss, Robert and son-in-law, Robert Putman. Cemetery in October with military may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 6770 102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782, Celebration of Life WALTER R. GOODE "BAHAMA" The "No Name Storm Band" and are going to play on Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gulfport Lions to the life and times of "Bahama," whose obit you all might have seen last week in the Gabber. We'll turn the Lions Club into "The House of


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36 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com A Forgotten MarineWhat's wrong with this picture? One soldier goes to Afghanistan, deserts his post (more than once); on his last AWOL meets with or is captured by the Taliban; captivity, sometimes not; fellow soldiers search for him, risk their lives of sergeant while in captivity (he'll get back pay); is released in exchange parents are given a Rose Garden reception by the president in his honor; is hospitalized, interrogated, treated; returns to a desk job while his case is being reviewed. His name is Bowe Bergdahl, from Idaho. One marine sergeant serves two combat terms in Afghanistan; is decorated, injured and credited with saving lives; returns to the U.S.; is at the Mexican border near Tijuana; and he tells them he has weapons in his truck (he had all his possessions in his truck); he is arrested, placed in jail on March 31; he remains there. His name is Andrew Tahmooressi, originally from Ohio. Over 100,000 people petition the White House about his case. There is no response. Several Republican congressmen go Bergdahl may be court martialed. Tahmooressi, who earned his stripes in combat and stuck by his men in Afghanistan, has been in a Mexican prison since March 31. One closed-tothe-public judicial hearing has been held. Sgt. Tahmooressi was sent back to jail. He has no police record. There may be more to the story, but the Mexicans aren't saying and no US seems to be speaking out either way. The sergeant complained about mistreatment, but is suffering from But, prison conditions are generally miserable. He has been allowed to have a lawyer and has been allowed to speak to the US press. He says the imprisonment. The president, when Berdahl was released, said that the US doesn't leave its soldiers behind. The president hasn't spoken to Tahmooressi's family although it wasn't too long ago that he had time to speak to and console Sandra Fluke, the woman who complained about how horrible it was not to be given free contraceptives. She had been called a slut by Rush Limbaugh. He also took time out to call Michael Sams, the now out-in-the-open gay NFL football player. The president is the commanderin-chief and Sgt. Tahmooressi is one of his soldiers. The president is silent. His sergeant has been left behind and he's ill because he fought for our country and our cause, a mission the president sent him on. He's in the custody of a close ally with whom we have good relations and considerable leverage. Who would know it? I don't know what Sgt. Tahmooressi's politics are, but it is apparently not a special enough interest to get the attention of anyone higher than a Republican congresswoman from Florida who has in Mexico. Maybe that's the problem. He's only a decorated, injured US Marine. Taking weapons into a foreign country isn't a good thing. But, heck, Attorney General Eric Holder sent in thousands of automatic weapons and gave them to drug dealers (Operation Fast and Furious). Maybe the sergeant was working for Holder. That would be a problem. Maybe the sergeant can escape (he says he tried) and then he could sneak back across the border. What would that make He'd get better accommodations.


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast Buffet 8:30-11am S.A.L. hamSouthern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 4:30Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons KaraTHURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7pm Fish & Shrimp 6-8pm Music by Geno Steak Dinner 6-8pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaokeemail / 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 Steak-O every Saturday at 4pmPizza & Hot cial 6-8pm Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12amLegion Riders meet rst Monday each month 7 pm Junior Auxiliary meets 1st Saturday each month 10:30am American Legion Family meets 2nd Monday 7pm in August. Legion, SAL, Riders & Auxiliary members welcome! Auxiliary meets 2nd Tuesday each month Exec-Bd 6:30 general meeting 7pm Legionnaires meet 3rd Monday each month 7 pm S.A.L. meets last Monday each month 7 pm Service Ofcer Bob Cannon is available Thursdays from 9am 12 to answer any questions you may have. If he doesnt have the answer, 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, Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Jam Session Tiki open 4pm Dinner 5-7:30pm Karaoke Breakfast 8-10:30am Tiki open 12noon Tiki open 12noon Grill open 1-5pm Euchre 1pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Happy Hour 9-11am & 4-7pm Karaoke Tiki open 5pm Karaoke 7-11pm Bingo 7pm


38 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 park on the intercoastal hosted the 6th annual Taste of the Beaches presented by Bright House Networks. Saturdays event featured booths If you love food and what normal human being doesnt you shouldve been at Horan Park in St. Pete Beach Saturday July 19. The popular St. Pete Beach Gets TastyBy Elizabeth Brown-Worthington Chef Fernando Clemente displays his fresh fare from the Latin inuenced Castile Restaurant on St. Pete Beach.from 30 different local restaurants, including previews from some yet to open. The restaurants included chains like Chick-Fil-A and soon-to-reopen Shells, and local originals like Guy Harvey RumFish Grill & Bar and Mad Beach Fish House. Each vendor brought a few of their most popular The dishes were perfectly portioned so attendees didnt just have to choose sliders to peanut butter chocolate cake pops. Local Gulfport restaurant Mangia Gourmet also had a booth, offering two gluten-free dishes: meatballs and vegan Asian cashew stir-fry with brown rice. Owner Jill Johnson, Mortellaro, said her restaurant is doing very well down on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport, but they were excited to be advertising their restaurant at the event. Pete said they visit a lot of taste events around the county, but this Their favorite dish was the crab Grill & Bar, a fairly new restaurant in the Tradewinds. Only open for a month and a half, the restaurant was recently featured on the show Tanked when they had a 33,500the restaurant. Sweet IRB, a bakery bringing sugar to the sand, had a selection of chocolate peanut butter, carrot cake, and vanilla almond cake pops. be opening their full service southern bakery on September 20 in Indian Rocks Beach. After being closed for several years, the old Shells restaurant will reopen in a new location on St. Pete Beach. Introducing themselves back into the community with a booth at the event, the staff says theyre excited to bring back the popular restaurant. Manager Thomas Gnacinsai said this will be the third of 45 Shells restaurants being reopened, and that they will be serving their original recipes with a couple of new twists. The restaurant anticipates a soft


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Common Misconceptions About Wills and Trusts The following are a few common misconceptions that Akerson Law testament avoid probate? No, a will does not help you avoid probate. In fact, the last will and testament is the primary tool of the probate system. A will serves as the instructions from you to the Probate Court as to how you want your property distributed. The Probate Court then ensures that all probatable assets are collected and valued. Then, after all bills and taxes are paid, the property can be distributed to your heirs in accordance with your wishes. 2. If I have a will, can my property be distributed to my heirs in a few weeks? Unfortunately, this does not happen in the vast majority of probate proceedings. Occasionally, family administration or summary administration procedures may be reduce the time period for a probate administration. A typical formal probate administration in the State of Florida will take six (6) months to one (1) year to properly close the estate. 3. If I have a last will and testament, will my will prevent drafted and authenticated will does not prevent any interested party from contesting a probate matter (including the amount of assets a 4. Can my living trust be changed? Yes, a living trust may be changed or even eliminated so long as the trust is declared to be revocable. Some trusts are declared to be irrevocable and accordingly cannot be changed. to people with large estates? No, people who desire to avoid the probate process which currently can be more time-consuming and costly than the administration of a living trust when someone passes on. Of course, those people with larger and potentially greater estate tax savings. 6. If I have a living trust, do I need Internal Revenue Service? Generally, the grantor and the trustee of a revocable living trust will not need to the trust. Generally, a personal 1040 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 a consult an attorney.


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Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 45 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. M.A.T. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. 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. 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. NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wickedness and Snares of the Devil. May God Rebuke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Comfort Me in My Difculties and While Lodging in the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have Innite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You (Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Overcome All Difculties as You Did the Dragons at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail Mary (Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times). This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Succession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Matter How Difcult, Before the Termination of 9 Tuesdays. G.B. GULFPORT 1BR/1BA-in Tri-Plex. Newly Refurbished. 2007 54th St. S. $650/Mo. Includes Water. Annual Lease, 1st & Security. 727-3459620. ST. PETE 1BR HOUSE4100 15th Ave. S., Carport, A/C, Big Yard, Easy Access to Bus Line, $615 mo, 727-744-5995. STUNNING GOLFVIEW CONDO-1/1. Tiled living area, inter. laundry, Fronts wide verandah. Attractively/lightly furnished. Covered pkg. Exter. storage, elevator, gated. Awesome pool/gazebo facing golf course/across from Stetson Law School. 6150 Gulfport Blvd. $875/mo. (6mo. or longer). Joan Walker, POA, licensed Realtor, 727-580-0822. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES-All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Need PT Maintenance person & Housekeeper. Possible Livein 727-289-3588, 727-202-7848. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. S. PASADENA NICE 1BR/1BAClose to Shopping. $675/Mo. References & Deposit Required. Call 727-252-8656. Still Available. GULFPORT LARGE 2BR APT.-Just Remodeled, Freshly Painted, Tile Throughout, New Fridge, Tub, Sink, Vanity, $825/Mo. Includes WSG, Laundry Onsite. 727-345-4875. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. S. PASADENA WATERFRONT-Nice 2BR 1st Floor Apartment, Great Water View, Screened Deck, Lovely Pool Just Steps Away, Fishing Dock, Quiet & Peaceful, 55+, No Dogs, References, $950, Call 727-345-1520. Real Estate for Sale Card of Thanks Real Estate for Rent PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful interces sor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my as sistance. Help me in my present urgent peti tion. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. K.Z. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Sale ST. PETE BEACH CONDO FOR SALEExcellent Value! 1,050 sq. ft. 2BR/2 Full Bath. 1st Floor. No Age Restriction. Pets Ok. $132,000 Call Annie Thompson at SELLERS EXPRESS. 347-0187.


46 Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA CONDO Impeccably Maintained Unit. Desirable Park Street Location. Heated Pool, Tennis Courts & Club house. $164,900. Call Jared Salzman, CEN TURY 21/JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES, 727515-3462. HOUSE WITH INCOME-Gulfport Art District, Near Library. 2Br/1BA, & 1Br/1BA, 2808 Clin ton St. S. $207,000. 727-345-3798. MOVE-IN READY 4BR/2BA! 1753 hsf. 6320 8th Ave. S. New kitchen, appliances, windows, A/C, wood/tile oors, Etc. $201,000. Easy Show! Call Dave, CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY. 727-244-0989.ST. PETE BEACH CONDO FOR SALEExcellent Value! 1,050 sq. ft. 2BR/2 Full Bath. 1st Floor. No Age Restriction. Pets Ok. $132,000 Call Annie Thompson at SELLERS EXPRESS. 347-0187. Real Estate for Sale Only $250 for a Full Page Advertisement Only $380 for a Color Full Page Advertisement (727) 321-6965 advertising@thegabber.comFull Page Special Any Thursday in July ~ One Week Left!


Gabber July 24 July 30, 2014 47 FIVE TOWNS 55+ CONDOS2BR/2BA, Move-in Ready, Well Kept, Looks Good. Spa cious. Screened Balcony With View of Pond & Pool. Covered Parking. Across From Main Clubhouse. Must See to Appreciate. $78,000. Also, Corner 2BR/2BA, Over 1400 sqft, Re modeled Kitchen, Extra Cabinets, Updated Baths, Large Closets, New Built-In Microwave, Covered Parking. Lovely Home. $81,500. Ex cellent Rec Amenities, Nearby Retail Stores, Restaurants, Gulf Beaches Short Drive. 54th Ave. N. Near Park Street. Call Helene @ He lenes Realty, 727-410-7076 For More Infor mation & Appointments. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale


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