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No. 2373 August 7 August 13, 2014 First Artist at Clymer Park By Cathy Salustri Two weeks after the promised arrival date, only one artist art in Clymer Park. See Clymer Park Art, page 25 I hadnt seen them joined, artist Susanne Vernon says of her eight-foot mosaic chess piece in Clymer Park. When we stacked them yesterday, I was Ah, yes!Vice Mayor to Represent Gulfport at State Level Mayor Christine Brown will serve as the Florida of Cities delegate. Ward Four member share problems and ideas. The organizations. It holds training See League of Cities, page 30 Vice Mayor Christine BrownNew Pavilion on Gulfport Beach work shortly. Well, if these guys are worth a damn, Shane Lewis works on the roof for Gulfports new beach pavilion.


2 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Attention Gulfport TeensAre you 13-19 years of age? Are you interested in becoming a part of changing the way people view teens? Community Law Program older and qualify with the program. make the appointment. pro bono legal representations and


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 3 Gulfport Night Out as well as the Marine unit. Pinellas mini hoop shot basketball and a few more additional games with prizes. meetings will be there to answer involved. The monthly meetings are held the 1st Monday of the month at Center. Blvd. north bound and south bound. traveling north on the east side.


4 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Gulfport Area Chamber Networking MixerBy Lynda Shehan by one of our long time members, Silavutiset has played a role in the to the area and remodeling her own throughout the evening as we give at the end of the evening. Feel free to visit our website at


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 5 St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk arts destination for the St. Petersburg is happy to return as a sponsor this year. evening to drop in and meet our and studios to premiere new works. and many offer demonstrations and 35 studios and galleries. The shuttles have art guides and run from the roundabout at 10th Street and Central at trolley stops at Soft Water Studios, St. Pete Clay Company, the Clay Museum. S. from 15th St. to 30th St., and the Toddler Storytime they read stories, sing songs, blow


6 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Gulfport Fights Cancer With Relay For Life Community members will survivors, remember loved ones lost friends, families, businesses, people from all walks of life all with a short program afterward. and meet others who want to make a your team, please visit relayforlife. Acoustic Jam at Gulfport Library Fun for Your Brain laughter after playing some puzzle Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more Join the Fish-A-Thon and the Civitan Club of St. Petersburg This annual end of summer event will Prizes are awarded throughout


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 7 Teen Council School Supply DriveBy Elizabeth Brown-Worthington supplies for students and their new or gently used folders, binders, also asking for new or unopened erase markers. The donations will be Thurgood Marshall Fundamental and all donations will be gratefully Business Thriving?


8 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Redevelopment Workshop Open to All South St. Petersburg Community the South St. Petersburg Community Childs Park areas of St. Petersburg, presenting an overview of how other The workshop format will also offer an opportunity for input and Committee, also appointed by Mayor and Preservation Commission will 2015. about the South St. Petersburg at Manhattan Casino.


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 9 A Decade Since Hurricane Charley Ten years ago, as residents turned not have realized they were entering residents. eastward to make its eventual landfall in Charlotte County. The lessons of that storm are as important today as Plan as if this is the year. While no plans to survive a storm. There is no pause button on a disaster. or if they have to seek safe shelter level for any property in Pinellas County. for a survival kit now eliminates the slammed into Charlotte County, hear the stories of storm survivors. Integrative Medicine 101 Curious about alternative massage, homeopathy hypnotherapy, about supplements and herbs vs your questions. Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information,


10 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 By Cathy Salustri While the dunk tank turned their thoughts to says that the event takes a huge amount who serve different with this as president, delegated in different three events now. added the will open at 5 p.m. this Saturday night with the seventh annual Casino turns into speakeasy for servers dressed like The festival is free Geckos, by the NumbersTotal hours of gecko events: 21 Stages: 2 Bands: 12 Entertainers: 45 Items in silent auction: 130 Geckos auctioned in live auction: 7 Total number of vendors: 200 Food vendors: 12 Volunteers: 130 Beer trucks: 2 Planning meetings: 13 Ticket prices in total: $55 ($35 for the ball and $20 for the crawl; GeckoFest is free) Gulfport Merchants Association members: 61 GeckoFest proceeds used for public art and donated to Gulfport charities in 2012: $14,500 Gulfport charities benetting this year: 4, plus $500 to the Three Angels fundraiser Cost to create Gecko World: $20,000GeckoBall Themes2014: Roaring Geckos 2013: Saturday Night Gecko 2012: Hooray For Geckowood 2011: Lizard of Oz 2010: Geckos in Wonderland 2009: The One Without a Theme Getting Your Gecko On Chamber Seeks Donations for School with the wholesale buying power of If you have any questions or would Free Movie Day at 11 a.m. is free movie day at the Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 11 Home Gardening: Earth Boxes Saturday Workshop series will be hosting Sandra Bennett from Home wildly popular in the home gardening world. release, published in the Gabber last Thursday, was in error. This with less fertilizer, less water, and this workshop. will also be sponsoring this free event materials and tools supplied by the store. and workshop leader Sandra Bennett for their ongoing support and in making these events possible. Loud, Clear and Free phone for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available on the qualify and for more information.


12 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Gulfport Pic First of Many for Jolly as well. Beta Sigma Phi always a fun way to begin the sorority year. will meet for a ways and means This is the 34th year they have done edition is a Santa mouse on a sled.


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 13 African-American Heritage Trail Opens leaders and neighborhood guests of one of the markers on the trail titled, Crossroads, the hub of the and the neighborhood thrived. addition to the site markers, the Petersburg, was awarded a grant in identifying and highlighting various history in St. Petersburg, primarily in the neighborhoods surrounding 22nd St. S. Times leaders. Interior and administered through American Legion Post 125 News very important to the kids who need every little bit of support and help requests that if you have anything you would like to donate to the Penny for your support hopes to see you again soon.


14 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Gecko Pub Crawl Kicks Off Gecko Season events that herald the opening of any order. feature awards, drawings and live festivities. Crawlers will be dealt a prize for best poker hand will be a awards must be present to win. from all events will be donated to one to be determined.


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 15 By Holiday Mathis is also the moon of philanthropy water bottle without having an bring your full enthusiasm to the are, and then slowly bring them up. imagining anything different. in good stead for many years. This tradition. out of the same environment. Sagittarius. likeminded individuals. Contribution end of the week, you will have formed the group. surprised at how many remarkably manage it. Before you set your sights with yourself. This is where your have nothing to prove this week, not to yourself and not to anyone else. may feel apprehensive and unready to move forward, and you should heed these internal warnings. When the time is right to make your move, right move and timing will seem like the only option. either go full in or retreat. your possessions and relationships in order this week so that you may Music at Gulfport Beach Pavilion #6Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Friday, 1-3:00 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Weather permitting


16 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Planning your Fall Meetings? through May on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 we are open on Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. If you are interested in a private to make arrangements when the museum is not opened to the and island history is also available for presentation at a meeting or dinner. The museum is is no admission fee. New Dual Degree at Stetson Law starting spring 2015, allowing from Stetson in seven semesters. new program will save a semester This innovative new program allows Stetson to build on our strengths as learning environment to further develop skills that lawyers use every day, and distinguishes our students It provides students with the within a shorter time and with less obtaining these two degrees. To learn more about the new dual


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18 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Find the Music in You Have you always wanted to make room full of instruments and a great that may have been hidden for a lifetime, have fun, learn more about something that will give you lasting Summer Dive-In Movies Take a Safe Boating Class Florida. For reservations or questions


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 19 Dolores Hayney, Camden High School; Camden, New Jersey, Class of 1960: The most interesting part of our high half white but there were never any for three years and my friends and I went to every single game. Mike Davis, Boca Ciega High School, Class of 1963: as a gang so the administration Privateers. It gave us all a sense of belonging. Bobby Sheridan, Flaget (all boys) Catholic High School; Louisville, Kentucky, Class of 1959: street and my friends and I would smuggle him in and see how long he would last through the day before we Peter Piper, Anthony High School; Anthony, Kansas, Class of 1957: with only about 200 kids. There even played the trumpet in the band. My senior year I was the top ranked player in the state for tennis. I got a The Gabs This week, we went to the Gulfport Senior Center and asked people about their favorite memory from high school. SEND US YOURNEWS!321-6965


20 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Summer Dive-In Movies Bay Pines Toastmasters Host Open House Bay Pines Toastmasters Club invites residents and other presentation, Sheryl will share the tools to help you make better presentation, members and guests served. Hospital, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. in St. Petersburg. Vendors Wanted 3 p.m. Inside is sold out, but outside


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 21 Call 727-321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special section.Places 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.


22 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Rowdies and Gulfport Connect For Camp Kikinthagrass stars. Sophies Attic Special laundered and ready to wear out on have many other treasures to delight until noon. German-American Society Gulfport Toastmasters Open House opportunity to meet new people, Toastmasters helps its members professional lives through improved


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 23 Voluntary Prekindergarten Program live in Florida and who turn 4 years of age by September 1. Parents to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program begins on Tuesday, September 2. This program is being offered in addition to the Tot Time are between the ages of 3 to 5 and for more information. Church Offers Backto-School Help Yoga Storytime at the Library olds will be held at 2 p.m. Storytime limited so sign up early.


24 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 School Year Child Care Program entering kindergarten through age 14. Bus transportation is available from Pasadena Fundamental, Bear residents. Hours of registration are Heart Healthy Cooking Class View will show you how to put meal. Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more Reduced Fees at Animal Services for puppies and small breeds during normal shelter adoption hours. and feline leukemia testing and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays all Pinellas County holidays.


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 25 Clymer Park Art, from front page to begin installing their art. delay. We hoped to have them installed diligently with the artists. the installation date. about getting the artists together, and have a general meeting with installation date was. preventing them from already having said of Vernon, whereas the others payment only for Vernon, although out of town and Tom, he was


26 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 By Cathy Salustri City of Gulfport Q: A: park is open. Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? Blood Sugar Checks Thursday of every month from 10:30 Ciega Bay. Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more information, Spanish Returns


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 27 Ball Leagues Now Forming Flag football adult league general registration runs through Friday, Fall league begins the week of on seven rules with playoff games. html for more information. registration runs through Friday, Fall league begins the week html for more information. general registration runs through Fall league begins Thursday, html for more information.Tiki Time Luau Booth. Sponsored by Brentwood of will not be sold at the door.


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30 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 League of Cities, from front page in the Sunshine and other state laws pertaining to serving as an 25.Pre-Register for Tot Time Program 3 to 5. The program aims to make prepare them for kindergarten. Two, program begins September 2. Call Visit Save Our Strays Cat Haven an orange and white beauty with medium length fur, and Miss Maine, Caregivers Support Group essential. Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. This the years sharing tips, offering trials, demands, and overwhelming their loved one. Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 31 Overheard at the August 5, 2014Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes Its what VetSports is all about It begins with Hoyt Field; it begins with having a home. Sergeant was, Wheres Gulfport? She didnt know where Gulfport was. So the next thing Id like to bring up if It seems theres always a hassle and I think something needs to be done about it. soul into [it]. Margarete Tober, about the fundraiser Mayor Sam Henderson, single thing yet. go up on those walls. Its going to be a luau. Well have a grass skirt for you and everything. 25. I propose that the Gulfport resolution for marriage Gulfport has taken a position very boldly to support what is happening in Florida today. Ward Three Its on our dime and its in our budget. When does Ward bodies over here. Mayor About goat legality in Gulfport Do we want to have that talk about extending what is allowed and what is not allowed? Mayor Sam Henderson Ward Mayor Henderson


32 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 727-893-1074 or fax 344-6386 Technology Programs One-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays ONLY, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. First come, rst served. Adult/All Ages Programs Free Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. except Aug. 26, when Library will serve as a polling location for Primary Election. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Prompt Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. (previously known as Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers). Gulfport Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 6:00 7:30 pm. FMI, call 727-827-7875. Womens AA Club: Fridays, 5:45 6:45 pm. FMI, call 893-1073. Meditation Classes: Fridays, 10:00 am 1:00 pm. Ted Leitho leads the group in a series of six relaxing sessions on Fridays ending August 15. Bring a notebook & a pillow to sit on the oor if you wish, and explore the wisdom of Katha Upanisad, translated by Swami Lokeswarananda. FMI, call 727-893-1073. Acoustic Jam Session with Alex: Mon., August 18, 5:00 7:00 pm. Join in and get in touch with your musical self. FMI, call 893-1073 & ask for Alex. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thurs., August 21, 11:00 am. Discussion of: The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins, over coffee & light refreshments. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy. Sponsored by Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. Please call 893-1073 FMI. Home Gardening Class: Sat., August 23, 2:00 3:00 pm. This month: Creating & Growing Plants in an Earth Box. Learn how to construct and install this userfriendly technique that has become wildly popular in the home gardening world. Instructional session only. Pre-registration NOT required. FMI, call 727-893-1073 or come by the Reference Desk. SCORE Counseling: Tues., August 26, FREE & helpful advice from experienced business professionals the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call 893-1073 FMI & to schedule an appointment. Children/Family Programs Storytime: Join Cailey every Thursday morning for stories & activities selected for toddlers & preschoolers. Sing songs, play instruments and meet other caregivers in the community. Thursdays, 10:3011:00 am. Teen Programs Teen Anime Club: Friday, August 8, 3:00 4:30 pm. Get together once a month to screen fun icks while enjoying crunchy munchies. Network with other fans. FMI, call 893-1133 FMI. For more details call Cailey, Youth Ser vices Librarian, 727-893-1073.************* For more information, contact: GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY 5501 28th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707 Phone 893-1074 FAX 344-6386 Open Monday-Friday: 10 am-7 pm & Saturday: 10 am-4 pm All meetings and programs are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PROGRAMS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For more information, call: 893-1074 or check our website WEBSITE: and follow the links: City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec. Center. ACTIVITIES Open Gym/Gameroom Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$2 non-res. PROGRAMS 2014 SUMMER PROGRAMResident Registration begins Thursday, May 1st from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. for the 2014 Summer Recreation Program for children who have completed Kindergarten thru age 14. Proof of residency is required for registration. Hours of registration for Monday Friday are from 9:00 a.m.:00 p.m. Non Resident registration starts Monday, May 19th from 9 a.m. p.m. You can pick up your packet at the Rec. Center or log on to and follow the links to City Departments, Leisure Services, Rec Center. For more information call 8931068. 2014 TEEN NIGHT PROGRAM Ongoing registrations for the 2013-2014 Teen Night Program continue for teens in middle school to age 17. The program is a great place to hang out and meet new friends. It provides recreation and social activities. It also offers monthly eld trips, cooking projects, guest speakers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$2 non-res. NEW CLASSES Interested in teaching a class? Call John at 893-1079 for more info. CLASSES Call instructor for more infor mation. 482-2125 for more info and prices. at 727-482-2125 for more info and prices. tier at 823-0922. 755-3459 or Barbara at 804-9400. Call Valerie at 557-4258. Call Tamara at 512-2763. Call Roberto 727-866-6892. John at 893-1079. 11:30 a.m. Call Rasheedah at 850-3394668. Thurs., 9:00-10:15 a.m. Call Marge at 3456708. p.m. for Adults and Fri., 5 p.m. for Juniors. Call Jack at 280-4276. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727-550-7185. p.m. Call Donnie Ali-McClendon at 727550-7185. Valerie at 557-4258. more info. TOMLINSON LAKE SKATE PARK As of October 1st, ALL skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent form led at the Gulfport Recreation Center which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. Availability to register: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. p.m. Stickers valid from October 1, 2013 September 30, 2014. Bicycles permitted on SUNDAYS only. Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. S. 893-1068Search our online catalog:


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 33 The Gulfport Multipurpose Center hours are Monday Thursday 8 a.m. 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This months calendar is out with valuable information. Stop by the Senior Center or download your copy at and click the Senior Center link. The Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 3 p.m. You must be over 50 and a Gulfport resident. Pre-qualication is also needed before use of the pantry. Please bring your Gulfport Picture I.D., a utility bill and proof of income. For more infor mation, please see Rachel at the Center or call 893-1231. Do you know someone who lives alone and could use a friendly check in call? Volunteers for the Reassurance Telephone Program call Gulfport seniors every Monday through Saturday between 7:30 8:30 a.m. To sign up for this program, please visit the Gulfport Senior Center and bring valid I.D. SPECIAL EVENTS Good Mourning Bereavement Support Group Mondays @ 9:00 am. 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. These Joints are Jumping Fri. 8/8 @ 11:00 pm. Join us for lots of FUN & laughter while we dance in our chairs to music we love! Healthy Aging Mon., 8/11 @ 2:30 pm. Integrative Medicine 101 Education & tips on alternative medicine modalities to compliment traditional/western medicine. Movie Day at the Snack Bar Tues., 8/12 @ 11:00 am. Watch a Free, current movie and get a $3 lunch deal. Law of Attraction Weds., 8/13 @ 1:30 pm. Climb Out of Your Rut Find motivation to move forward, re-direct your focus, & explore the advantages in creating new thoughts & new behaviors. Monthly Blood Sugar Screenings Thurs., 8/14 (2nd Thurs of Every Month) @ 10:30:30 am. Blood Sugar checks are provided by The Springs at Boca Ciega Bay. Cell Phone Class Thurs., 8/14 @ 2:00 pm. Tony & Christine from The Cell Phone Solution will be here to answer your questions about your cell phone. Healthy Heart Cooking Class Thurs., 8/14 (2nd Thurs of Every Month) @ 2:30 pm. Dolphins View will present a Healthy Heart Cooking Class. Tiki Time Luau Weds., 8/20 @ 3:00 pm. Hula on over for some tropical fun! Enjoy island foods and the ever popular photo booth. Tickets are only $4 each. 5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070Sunday August 10 6:00 10:00pm Ballroom Dance With Ellis Hales Band $7 Admission Sunday August 17 6:00 10:00pm Ballroom Dance With Mario Deleons Band $7 Admission Casino Weekly Dances Ballroom Lessons Every Tuesday Noon 3pm $7 Argentine Tango Every Tuesday 7 11pm $7 Swing Dance Every Wednesday 6 11pm $7 Salsa Dance Every Thursday 6:30 10pm $7 Band & Ballroom Dance Most Sundays 6 10pm $7 Info 727-893-1070 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070 Thursday August 7 6:00 8:00pm Gulfports Night Out Residents are invited to learn more about crime prevention and to meet The Gulfport Police Department and other City Departments. Enjoy kid friendly activities. Free and open to the public. Sunday August 17 1:30pm Clarice Warrick presents A Musical Interlude The Theater will come alive with an eclectic mix of opera, art song, musical theater and jazz $20 Admission Happy Birthday Party Fri., 8/22 (4th Friday of Every Month) @ 3:00 pm. A Birthday Party with cake, games, & more for everyone. Provided by Dolphins View. SPECIAL SERVICES This is your Center! Sign up today to enjoy all the classes and events offered at the Gulfport Senior Center. Ask Rachel to give you a tour! Pick up a copy of this months schedule at the Senior Center or online at The Senior Center currently offers 55 monthly classes for residents over 50 to choose from. Membership required. Senior Center registration is easy and free. FREE Phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss Florida residents with certied hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). Cordless and corded phones are available through FTRI at the Gulfport Senior Center every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify. Community Law Program Legal assistance is available from the Community Law Program every 3rd 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. G.E.M.S. Gulfport Extended Mobility Ser vice Affordable transportation for Gulfport residents 55 and over as well as disabled under 55. $65 annual membership. $2 per ride and your ride to the Senior Center is FREE! Go to the mall, grocery store, doctors appointments and more. Call 727-8932242 for more information. NEW SCHEDULE AVAILABLE. FITNESS CENTER SCHEDULE: Monday Thursday, 8:00 am 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am 4:00 pm. Annual sign up for the Fitness Center is an affordable $25 a year or $40 a couple. Stop by the Senior Center and take a tour of our state of the art tness facility. Snack Bar: Bring a friend to the Senior Center and enjoy a light breakfast for only $2.50 or lunch for only $3.00. In a hurry? Order a boxed lunch-to-go by calling 8932259. Great food! Great prices! SUPPORT GROUPS Diabetic Support Group on Mondays at 9:30am Caregivers: Every Wednesday at 12:30pm Hearing Loss Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays at 2:00 pm Visual Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 2 pmSenior Center 5501 27th Ave. S. 893-2237


34 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 In Memoriam My little angel mother it has been Local ObituariesBe a Gecko Pub Crawl Ambassador supplies and if you want to dress up They will be holding a Crawl to make sure that you all know what to do and work out any kinks, last To volunteer or for more Enjoy a Musical Interlude


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 35 Dinner and Tango Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd S. door. For more detailed information, Cell Phone Class and ask your questions. Christine and Tony from The Cell Phone Solution will be here to answer all your questions about how to use your and more. Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more Free Monthly Memory Screening Clinic Senior Center member. Membership is easy and free for all individuals 50 years of age or older. For more Teen Anime Club is Back more information.


36 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Paint and Pizza! USCG Safe Boating Program p.m., at Warren Webster Community weeks later or take up to two years to


Gabber August 7 August 13, 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 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 Hot Dogs 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm House Comm.Mtg.6pm Meatloaf Dinner Subs & Salads Dinner Special 6-8pm Trivia Bar Bingo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am bar games every day. Fish fry last Friday of the month, 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 a.m. a.m. to noon to answer any questions you may have. Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Dinner 4:-30-6:30pm


38 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Letters ThanksDear Editor: your kind words on The Strip, in Open Letter to St. Pete Beach MayorMayor Lowe: of any "sour grapes" whatsoever, I far. When I passed you the gavel it was with my genuine support, both personally and professionally. it appears that you have quite a past leadership and their motives previous leadership, this now seems to be the theme with every issue dwindling number of residents speaking at the meetings. This type of gossip in a hair salon versus that of establishing an advertised agenda relied on tradition assuring the presentation of moving the boat That park belongs to the residents of idea via the grapevine resulting in legitimate input from the residents. the transient boat slip initiative a losing proposition. It seems as though you are simply trashing every has been a vision of many long term this was an amenity that was desired the boat slip initiative further, for the residents. and effort from our staff but what making statements that you know better than the many that have been on having the last word. It was a group effort. and totally senseless. Some of the issues that you have spent hours and this ongoing negative attitude when were not involved and do not know the entire story. I have been tempted on the future. Editor's note: This letter has been edited for length. You can read the full version online at, did I vote yet?Dear Editor: day, it would be quite refreshing to many voters that prefer to vote using Letters to the Editor Please keep letters to the editor as brief and to the point as possible. the editors. represent the views of the publishers, staff or advertisers.


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Letters (cont'd) voters. What makes this interesting, and maybe a bit alarming, is that proposed referendums are far net out on these and many other throughout Pinellas County and testing and so on. Whether we do or do not vote for anyone of these nine in the position of shaping the future Pinellas County. Important to the health and are 13 Pinellas County primary development proposals, and so on. shape the future of Florida ... again, beginning with voters at the polls on referendum is before the voters in


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44 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 Furniture/Appliances SLEEP NUMBER BED MATTRESSFull Size, Pillow Top, Excellent Condition, $500 obo. 727-321-7333. General GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. GULFPORT-A Denitive History Author, Lynne Brown. New Softcovers. Were $26.99, Now $16.50, Plus $3.50 Shipping. 727-3922859. EXOTIC WHIT RATTAN FURNITURE8 pieces. $300. Tropical Dining Set, Lawn Furniture. etc. O.B.O. 727-251-0933 ROOFBAG CARTOP CARRIERfor Cars With or Without Roof Rack. Pad Included. $80. o.b.o. 317-513-0688. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. 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. SEARAY 17 BOWRIDER4cyl., Alpha1, O/D. Trailer, Many New Items. No Reasonable Refused! Must Sell Or trade for pontoon/sailboat. 727-560-2508. Pets/Animals KITTENSFemales w/spay and Shots. One Gray Striped Tabby-5 Months. Sweet Jet Black w/Gold Eyes. 5 Months. Call or Text or email for Pictures, 727-6417297. LEO THE LOVING INDOOR CAT-Was Orpphanned After Human Mom Passed Away. He is Looking for His Forever Home! He is a Beautiful, Healthy 7 Yr. Old Neutered Male w/ Thick Grey Hair, White Cheeks, Chest & Paws. He is Shy at First but Becomes Very Attached and Affectionate. Gets Along Very Well With Other Cats! Please Contact Camille Barnes at 727-455-8706. Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Florida Body Shop gives notice and Intent to sell, for non payment of towing fees, the following vehicle on August 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at 6363 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771. Said Company reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 2004 Mitsubishi VIN# 4A4MM21S64E057810 August 7, 2014 PLACE YOUR AD HERE$15.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. MOVING SALESaturday, August 9th, Downsizing! 5105 18th Ave. S. HUGE SALE3 Families, Tools, Furniture, Even the Kitchen Sink, & More, Sat-Sun, 7:30 am, 2568 65th Ave S., Near the Pink Streets. 1307 55TH ST. S.Saturday & Sunday, 8-2pm. Household Items, DVD, Partylite. JEWELRY, TOOLSChildrens Toys & Books. Quality Furniture, inside & out. CDS / DVDs. Misc. Sat, Sun. 9am. 531 77th Ave. St. Pete Beach Lost & Found LOST PUPPY!-12 Week Old, Cartigan Welsh Corgi, Blue-Grey Color. Weak Back Legs! Vicinity of Boca Ciega High School. Call 727278-7948. FOUND MALE ROTTWEILER MIX-White Chest Markings/Brindle Paws & Ears. Tail Not Clipped. Friendly, Black Collar. No Tags, Good Condition. Someones Pet! Found Friday 8/1 at 15th & 52nd St. S. Call Gloria, 202-7424. WOMENS SKIRT LOSTDraw String Multi Pattern Skirt. Lost on Friday Aug. 1 at G.P. Artwalk. No Questions Asks. Call Mary 727458-8548 Card of Thanks 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 forget 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. The person must say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the favor requested will be granted, even if it may appear difcult. This prayer must be published immediately after the favor is granted, without mentioning the favor, only your initials should appear at the bottom. A.C.V. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful ower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me into my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh 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 three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. A.C.V. Automotive Marine Yard/Garage Sale PRAY 9 HAIL MARYS for 9 days. On the 9th day, publish this article, your wishes will be an swered even if you dont believe. T.A.Z. Card of Thanks 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 patron age 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.


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 45 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. A.C.V. 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. A.C.V. MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for nine days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. A.C.V. CLEAN 1BR EFFICIENCY APTwith Seperate Rooms, Porch, on Lake Maggorie, Good Neighborhood, All Utilities Included, $650/mo, No Dogs, 727-289-6335. 1BR/1BA CONDO4250 37th St. S., #8, Pool, A/C, Clean, Near Shopping and Bus, $650/ Mo, Call Charyl, 727-643-1183. MATURE TENANT WANTED-1BR Apt. $700 Monthly. First, Last & Security. Small Pet OK. Call 727-565-9371. 2BR/1BA NEWLY DECORATED5126 Pine Grove (Off Tangerine). Available Aug. 15 Hardwood. All Appliances. One Way St. $785/ mo. Annual. 405-205-6060 STUDIO APT. FURNISHED-Nice Quiet Gulfport Neighborhood. No Pets, No Drugs! $700/ Mo. Includes Utilities. 1st/last/security Required. Available Sept. 1. 727-565-3412 or 727-424-9269. Card of Thanks Happy Talk Happy Talk PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent 2213 57th ST. S.2nd oor duplex apartment w/courtyard. 1/Br. Clean, quiet, steps to bus line, & shopping. Perfect for single person. $575/mo +Sec. 727-343-7933. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. S. PASADENA WATERFRONTNice 2BR 1st Floor Apartment, Great Water View, Screened Deck, Lovely Pool, Fishing Dock, Quiet & Peaceful, 55+, No Dogs, References, $850, Call 727-345-1520. 2BR/1BA HOUSE-$850/Mo. Plus Security. Includes Water. Nice, Quiet. Available Sept. 1. St. Petersburg. By Appointment Only Call 727343-3965 or 727-455-8998.


46 Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 2BR/2BA BAY ISLANDAwesome Bay Views w/Balcony, gated 55+, pools, gym, clubhouse, $1200/Mo. & Electric, Available monthly or longer 8/15/14-12/31/14. 610-914-3234. Commercial Properties Rent NOW LEASING OFFICE SPACE At the Executive Bldg., 1135 Pasadena Ave. S. Close to Shopping & Hospital. Ideal for small business owner. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927.. Open House OPEN SUNDAY 12-3P.M.St. Pete Beach Condo, Excellent Value! 1,050 sq. ft. 2BR/2 Full Bath. 1st Floor. No Age Restriction. Pets Ok. New Price! $126,900. Seller Motivated**Moving Our of State. Call Annie Thompson at SELLERS EXPRESS. 3470187. Real Estate for Sale PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 321-6965. Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Furnished Rentals


Gabber August 7 August 13, 2014 47 Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale 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. FOR SALE BY OWNER2BR/1BA Condo, 2nd Floor, Corner Lot Facing Pond and Fountain, Over $20,000 in Upgrades, Asking $45,000, Clearview Oaks, 5664 40th Terrace N., #433, 727-345-3798. GULFPORT BEACH BUNGALOW Block, Tropical Landscaping, Sun Porch, 2BR/1BA, Plenty of Storage. Breezeway w/W.D. Legal Apt. in Rear, Private Entrance. Sprinklers w/ deep Well Water. Located in Art District, Near Water. 2808 Clinton St. S. By Owner 727-3453798 2BR/GR 2225 BEACH BLVD S.Beautiful Cottage Across from Park. Hardwood, All Appliances, Great Location. Great Backyard w/Fence. Room for RV. $179,500 Call 405205-6060. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $15 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


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