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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: December 6, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
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Historic Gulfport Elementary Arch Dedicated


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,/this week...


Stetson College
Wins Competition
see page 4

Gulfport City
Manager Receives
High Marks
see page 6

Pinellas Pioneer
Settlement
Christmas Jamboree
see page 7

Can You
Remember?
1948 Gulfport Little
League Photo
see page 8

Gulfport Art Walk
Celebrating the New
Lighted Art Village
see page 17

Rush's Realty
What's in a Name?
see page 24

Public Comment
Excerpts from the
December 4 Council
Meeting
see page 40

BCYC Lease Ap-
proved
see page 44

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New Students Under an Old Arch The entire current Gulfport Elementary School student body joined
with representatives of the city's preservation committee, elected officials and a number of school alumni
to help officially dedicate the historic arch from the old school. The arch has a new plaque which reads
"Though this arch passes generations of Gulfport's children."
See story, page 54


Scout Hall Renovation
Revisited and Approved
By Greg Stemm

At the request of Gulfport Mayor Michael Yakes, and
with all city council members attending, the subject of
renovating Scout Hall was revisited on Tuesday eve-
ning's regular council meeting agenda. When the vote
was called after considerable public discussion, council
voted unanimously to reverse its 2-2 decision from the
November 6 meeting which had effectively ended reno-
vation efforts, and to accept the low bid for construc-
tion which had been set to expire on December 15.
In a separate, but related resolution, council voted
unanimously to increase the budget in the Capital
Projects Fund by $49,266 to provide needed funding
over the $198,000 the city has received in a federal
grant. The additional funds come from Penny for
Pinellas dollars and leaves and unencumbered balance
of $225,505 in Capital Projects Fund
See Scout Hall, page 32


Gulfport Waterfront
Ribbon Cutting
In conjunction with this Friday's Art
Walk, the city of Gulfport and the Mer-
chants Association will host a ribbon
cutting celebration at 6 p.m. to recog-
nize the improvements in the Water-
front District. New brick pavers and
glistening tree lights surround the
Waterfront area. The city has installed
over 25 power pedestals that can sup-
ply 200 electrical outlets for venders to
use while selling their products to cus-
tomers.


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City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit and brighten
up our City for the holiday season?
Then it's time to enter the City
of Gulfport's Holiday Decorations
Contest. Stop by the Gulfport
Recreation Center or City Hall to pick
up an application to enter your home
or business. "Santa and his Elves"
will be judging on Monday evening,
December 10. No one knows what
time the big red sleigh will travel
through the City of Gulfport, but
please'be ready by 6 p.m. Deadline
, to enter the contest is noon, Monday,
December 10. There are two theme
categories: general and commercial.
The general theme is for single/


joint home only and the commercial
theme is for single/joint business
and professional locations, including
home occupations. A plaque will be
awarded to one winner of each theme
category and be presented to them at
the Gulfport's City Council meeting
(televised) Tuesday, December 18 at
7 p.m. It's time to show off your fan-
tastic holiday creation! Call 893-1068
for further information.

Holiday Break at the
Recreation Center
Are you in need of childcare for
school aged children (K-14 years old)
this winter break? Maybe you need a
break from your little one's holiday
cheer? Then the City of Gulfport's
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6 p.m. extra). The cost for Gulfport
residents for the two weeks is $60
with a $15 registration fee. For
non-residents it is $120 with a $100
registration fee. There will be arts
and crafts, field trips, movies, and
an awesome New Year's Party!
Children will need to provide a
morning snack and lunch with drink
every day. Make plans to attend as
space is limited.

Pioneer Settlement
Christmas Jamboree
Enjoy Pinellas Pioneer Settlement's
annual Christmas Jamboree on
Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at 2900 31 Street S. in St.
Petersburg. Admission is free.
The Christmas Jamboree promises
a fun-filled afternoon for the whole
family reminiscent of holidays at the
turn of the century. Throughout the
day, enjoy the sounds of the season,
hayrides, hot apple cider and sugar
cookies while shopping for holiday
crafts and last minute gift ideas.
Also, as an added treat for the ad-
venturous, there will be "Pathfinder
Outdoor Education Tree Climbing".
You may even win a professionally
decorated Christmas tree at this
popular annual event.
For more information, call
893-7326.

Sewer Repairs on
11th Avenue South
Gulfport City Council approved a
resolution on Tuesday authorizing
an expenditure of $28,690.90 for
sanitary sewer repairs on a 323 foot
segment of a 10 inch sewer collector
line on 11th Avenue South from 56th
Street South to 57th Street South.
According to Don Sopak, public
works director, the pipe segment is
in need of constant maintenance to
remove roots growing into it that
cause it to back up. Because of the
deteriorated condition of the pipe, it
needs to be excavated to a depth of
five feet and replaced.
The contract for the repairs was
awarded to E.L. Trevena, Inc.


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Stetson Wins Florida
Mock Trial competition
A team from Stetson University
College of Law in Gulfport won the
Florida Honorable E. Earle Zehmer
Memorial Mock Trial Competition in
West Palm Beach on November 11.
Nine teams competed at the Palm
Beach County Courthouse.
The Stetson 'team of Courtney
Belcher, Chris Hart, Jonathan
Johnston, Callie Weed and Damien
Yare won the competition.
"It is so important to attend and
to continue to do well at mock trial
events within the state of Florida.
More and more of this state's schools
are doing well in national competi-
tions," said professor Lee Coppock,
the winning team's coach. "Law
schools all over the country recognize
Florida's excellent programs and
Stetson's role over the years in set-
ting the standard for excellence and
professionalism in the state."
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice
R. Fred Lewis presided over the final
round of competition.


Holiday Decorations
Contest Judging
This Monday night Santa and his
elves -will judge decorated Gulfport
homes and businesses. Categories
include General and Commercial
themes. Please submit your home or
business for consideration by noon on
Monday, December 10. The city will
award a plaque to the winner of each
category. Additionally, the Gabber
will announce the winners in its De-
cember 13 edition. Winners will re-
ceive their plaques at next Tuesday's
city council meeting.

Budget Cuts Mean Less
Library Time
Due to budget cuts, the Gulfport
Public Library has modified its hours
of operation. The Library will now
open only Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on and
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


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Lots of laughs and good music...



Las Vegas Show

at the Gulfport Casino

Tuesday, December 11th, at 7:00pm
Italian entertainer, Carme, a product of the Dean Martin/Frank Sinatra
ear will be performing one night only. With a career that includes per-
formances in virtually every casino "on the strip," Carme has worked
with stars such as Suzanne Sommers, Charo, Robert Goulet, Wayne
Newton, Andy Griffith and many others. His rich baritone voice and
fun-loving impressions, from Willie Nelson to Julio Iglesias, have
earned standing ovations in this popular show. Carme is still active as a
featured performer on Holland America and Princess cruise lines. His
show is reminiscent of the Las Vegas that we all remember, when "Vegas
was Really Vegas."

Singer, comedian, impressionist,
Carme does it all!
Paul 0' Conner' band will accompany Carme after comedy magician,
Berri Lee, opens the show. A short dance will follow.

Come enjoy this rare opportunity at the Gulfport Casino.
Seats only $22
Advance ticket sales by calling
(727) 573-4654
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City of Gulfport's 2007
Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!

Name
Address
Phone Date

I would like to participate in the Holiday Decorations Contest and will abide
by the rules of the contest.
I DO or DO NOT wish my name and address to be in any publication.


Circle one theme:


General
Single or Joint


Commercial
Single or Joint


The General Theme is for single/joint home only. The Commercial Theme is for
single/joint business and professional locations, including home occupations. A
plaque will be awarded to one winner of each theme. Only one plaque will be
awarded for "joint" home or business participants.

Judging will be on Monday, December 10, 2007. All participants MUST
be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced.

Please return this application to: Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S. Call 893-1068 for more information.

Contest Rules
1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses.
2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above.
3. Businesses are urged to participate.
4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON,
Monday, Dec. 10th. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10th.
The judges' route schedule will not be announced.
5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be an-
nounced in the Dec. 13th edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized and
presented their plaques at the Gulfport City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dee.
18th located at 2401 53rd St. S.









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City Manger Gets High
Marks, Merit Increase


Gulfport City
Manager Tom
Brobeil received
an average score
of 2.53 out of a pos-
sible 3 points in
his annual review
by city council.
Council approved
a merit raise in-
crease of 3 percent
based upon this


Gulfport City
Manager
Tom Brobeil


evaluation. His compensation will
increase by $3,145.09. That amount
does not include additional costs for
social security and other benefits.
Brobeil's salary is $104,833.
City council members were asked
to read evaluation criteria and check
boxes that they believe best describes
the city manager's performance. Cat-
egories included Relationship with
Mayor and Council; Relationships
with Employees; Relationships with
the Public; Intergovernment Rela-
tions; Financial Management; Orga-
nization Management; and Personal
Characteristics.
Mayor Michael Yakes gave Brobeil
the lowest total score at 14.52 out of
a total of 21. Vice Mayor Ted Phil-
lips gave Brobeil the highest total
score of 20.35. Council member Bob
Worthington gave Brobeil a 19.33;
council member Michele King 15.15
and council member Mary Stull a
19.23.


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Shop for the holidays among experienced crafts people
displaying old fashioned and modern items for sale.
Hear heavenly music throughout the day.
Smell hot apple cider and sugar cookies on the breeze that
will lure you to our summer kitchen for samples.
Step back in time and see a Victorian Christmas in the
exquisitely decorated historical Endicott House.
Win a decorated Christmas tree for your home.


Returning Features...

Travel on a hayride with Santa.
Dangle fom an oak with
Pathfinder Outdoor Education
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Play old time games like horseshoes,
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For more information call
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Crafters wanted.
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Gather together in the spirit ofthe holiday at the
Pinellas Pioneer Settlement's


Christmas Jamboree







Who Remembers?
Submitted by Robert Hitchins


Top (L-R): Herb Fenkle, Sonny Koogler, Coach-Manager Earl D. Hitchins, Gilbert Hoyt,
Woodrow; 2nd Row (L-P): Tom Lewellyn, Dick Jersey; Bottom Row: Dick Sherryl, Dick
Raney, George and Robert Hitchins
The P.A.L. (Pinellas Amateur League) started in 1948. Home games were
played at Hoyt Field. Earl Hitchins (center, top row), with help, organized
the league. Locally this was our team, the "Gulfport Pups." There was a team
from the beaches, Pinellas Park and downtown St. Pete. Games were played
Sunday, sometimes double headers and sometimes Saturdays as well. Al-
most all of the players came from the one big high school then, St. Pete High
School, and some of the players were high school graduates. The team helped
maintain the field which was a newly donated property. This picture was
taken behind home plate. The caption includes the names of the players I
can remember.


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New Building Inspector
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The Gulfport Building Division
welcomes a new Building Inspector,
Steve Kozenieski. Kozenieski spent
two years as a building inspector for
Pinellas County, and several years
as a contractor. He is familiar with
Gulfport and has hit the ground run-
ning. He is looking forward to being
able to actually spend time with cus-
tomers, something his duties with
the county did not allow him to do,
given the size of the area for which
he was responsible.

Outdoor Showing of
"The Polar Express"
St. Luke's United Methodist
Church, 4444 Fifth Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg will offer a free outdoor
showing of "The Polar Express" on
Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. All are
welcome to this family friendly event
so bring your lawn chairs, warm
blankets and coolers. Concessions
will be available for purchase. Call
321-1335 for more information.

Santa's Mailbox
From now through December 14,
Santa will personally answer letters
from all boys and girls who drop off or
mail letters to his mailbox located in
front of the treasure Island City Hall
at 120 108 Avenue, Treasure Island,
FL 33706. Santa reminds everyone to
have a return address on their letters.

Cancer Lecture
Series Meeting
Palms of Pasadena Hospital will
hold its cancer lecture series meet-
ing on Wednesday, December 12
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The speak-
er will be Allen Lindsay, Ph.D.,
Clinical Neuropsychology who will
speak on "Coping with Cancer
during the Holidays". The hospi-
tal is located at 1609 Pasadena
Avenue S. and the meeting will be
in the Boca Ciega Room located on
the first floor. Refreshments are
served, so please RSVP to 341-7753.

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Crafting for Christmas



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The ladies of the Gulfport Craft Club proudly display over 50 Christmas stockings, their
Holiday gift to disadvantaged children in the Gulfport area. From left are members Joy
DeAbreu, Mercedes Losey, Brenda Coates, Margaret Reilly and Ada Wade.
By Shelly Wilson
While the rest of us were baking away in 90 degree weather this summer, the
ladies of the Gulfport Craft Club were thinking about Christmas trees and snow-
men. And, while it seems that the Holidays come earlier every year, these craft-.
ers had a good reason to get a jump on the season: Thanks to their efforts over
these many months, disadvantaged children will have stockings to hang for Santa
Claus.
For many years, the Craft Club has met at the Gulfport Senior Center every
Monday, adding their creative touches to Christmas crafts such as stockings and
sea-shell angel ornaments, as well as to other, year-round practicalities like pencil
holders. For the Craft Clubers, theirs is a labor of love, with many of their cre-
ations adding cheer to charities and other local organizations.
For more information about the Gulfport Craft Club, please call the Gulfport
Senior Center at 893-2237.


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News From VFW
Post #39
By Stacy McBeth
Hello and a great week to all from
everyone at Post 39 located at 2599
Central Avenue. Put your seat belts
on and get ready for the wild ride of
activities that the month of December
brings. The Ladies Auxiliary meets
at 7 p.m. tonight. Wild Bill is going
to host karaoke and DJ on Friday
staring at 7 p.m. Saturday breakfast
is served from 8-11 a.m. Roger the
DJ is stopping by at 7 p.m. for a fun
filled evening. Put your team jer-
sey on for food, fun and football on
Sunday. Tuesday through Friday we
observe happy hour from 4-6 p.m.
Have you noticed an unusual number
of military vehicles lately? I have. I
understand several of our local troops
are soon being deployed overseas.
Please keep them in your thoughts
and prayers. We would like to thank
the Gabber staff for all they do to
support the community and our Post.
Please keep your family close, con-
tact your friends, pray for those in
need and thank the veterans. Stop
on down. Your seat is being saved.

Massachusetts
Society to Meet
The. Massachusetts Society will
meet on Wednesday, December 12
at the Gulfport Lions Club, 4630
Tifton Drive So. at 1 p.m. Event to
feature a Yankee Swap. Bring a
wrapped gift under $5 with no name
tag. Refreshments will be served.



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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
The Auxiliary's Christmas party
will be Tuesday, December 11 at
7 p.m. All Auxiliary members are
invited. If you want to participate in
the gift exchange, bring at $10 gift. If
you can, please bring a covered dish
to share.
Friday, December 7, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $7.75.
The second entree will be barbequed
chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, veg-
etable, roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, December 8, the Color
Guard will be serving their steak


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New Year's Eve tickets are on sale
now. They are $25 per person. Dinner
will be prime rib with all the trim-
mings. Cost includes party hats and
favors and champagne at midnight.
Breakfast will be served at 12:30 a.m.
The Real McCoys Band will be here
for your entertainment.
Join us every Sunday from 8:30 to 11
a.m. for our all-you-can-eat breakfast
buffet, or you can have eggs cooked
the way you want them. All this for
only $5.50.
The Real McCoys Band is here Friday
and Saturday nights from 7 to 11 p.m.
Come in for dinner and stick around.


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for dancing and listening to the music
offered by the best band in town.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on
Saturday.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive cov-
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evening of fun and games.
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
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Half Baked Holiday
Concert
Una Voce: The Florida Men's
Chorale is p roud to announce
its 6th Annual Holiday Concert,
"Half Baked Holiday" on Saturday,
December 8 at 7 p.m. at Lakewood
United Church of Christ, 2601 54
Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. The
concert's theme portrays the dys-
functional family and the expected
drama when the family get together
for a holiday that's "nuttier than a
fruitcake". The men of Una Voce
will present a very wide variety of
holiday music that will appeal to
everyone.
Tickets are $10 each. Call 867-7961
or email to luccl@juno.com. Free
child care provided.


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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965


for more information on placing your ad in this special section


,A Pilgrim
nipgregational
Church
10:30am Worship
9:15am Adult Education
You Are Always Welcome
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"
6315 Central Ave.
727-347-1226

Spiritual But Not Religious?
Do you sometimes teel unsealed7
Not quite all together Are you trying
to be a bit more connected to your
spiritual side? Come join us
Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and
experience the sights, sounds, touch and ,,
taste of your senses as we explore a
nontraditional, reflective approach to the
contemporary issues of daily living.
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church
107 16th Ave. St. Pete Beach
(just a mile south of the Don CeSar Hotel)
727-360-5508 i


Open Arms Ministry
Open Arms Ministry serves dinner
each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1000
55th St. So. behind Boca Ciega High
School. Donations accepted, but not
required..
At this time they are in need of in-
fants' and children's clothing. Their
food pantry is especially low at this
time so any donation of canned goods
and non-perishable foods would be
greatly appreciated. They are also
seeking donations for crafts including
old and scratched CD's and DVD's,
old Christmas ornaments and decora-
tions, old Christmas cards as well as
other types of cards.
Please call 687-1233 for drop off or
information. Tax exempt receipts giv-
en upon request for items donated.
Anyone wishing to attend training
seminars for the Gulfport Pregnancy
Center please call 687-1233.
Events are as follows: Sunday, Food
and Clothing Handbut, call for ap-
pointment; 9:30-10:30 Sunday School


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and 10:40-11:50 Morning Worship.
Wednesday we offer Food and Cloth-
ing Handout from 1-5 p.m., Dinner
is served from 5:30-6 p.m., Cleanup
is from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by a
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids Cara-
van also meets on Wednesday from
6-7 p.m.

The Alumni Singers
Christmas Concert
The Alumni Singers will present
their Annual Christmas Concert
on Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m.
at Bethel Metropolitan Missionary
Baptist Church, 3455 26 Avenue S.
in St. Petersburg. Features Robert
Anders, Director and Dorothy Jenkins,
Accompanist. Freewill offering.

Ministry Needs
Winter Provisions
Christ the Cornerstone Church minis-
try for the homeless is in need of winter
provisions. Blankets, toiletries, socks,
sweatshirts, jackets, canned goods and
disposable razors can be dropped of at
the front door of 900 63rd Street S.


Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School.
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33708


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Center for
Spiritual Living
Change your thinking, change your
life. Sunday Celebration Service at
10:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inn, 54 Av-
enue N. and 1-275 in St. Petersburg.
Their vision statement is "Empower-
ing, Inspiring and Awakening all to
Spiritual Perfection". Email to cen-
terforspiritualiving@yahoo.com

Pasadena Church
Presents "The Journey"
Pasadena Community Church in
conjunction with Salerno Theater
is presenting "The Journey" on
December 13, 14 and 15. "The
Journey" is a musical theater experi-
ence that tells the story of the birth
of Jesus Christ through the eyes of
a modern-day child and his skepti-
cal mother. This original show was
written by Saddleback's Director of
Creative Arts, Tony Guerrero, and
Saddleback's Production Director,
Shawn King. Guests will also enjoy a
"Live Nativity" at each performance.
Tickets are on sale now at Pasadena
Community Church or on-line atwww.
pasadenacommunitychurch.org.
Adults are $15 and children are $8.




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Welcomes You
Worship & Junior Sunday School.......10:30 a.m.
Tenflc Tlesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Baha'i Devotions
You are warmly invited to attend
weekly Devotions held each Sunday
morning at 10 a.m. at either Baha'i
Center, 676 2nd Ave. South, in St.
Petersburg or 2898 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
in Clearwater.
Children's classes are also avail-
able. You may call 322-8541 with
questions.
All are welcome; no contributions
are accepted. Visit us on the web at
www.stpetebahai.org.


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport


V7'Friday, December 7 at 7pm
Giant 10ft. Menorah lighting, dancing,
latkes, bring your menorah
Special Childrens Program 5:30pm
Beth-El Shalom
Messianic Congregation
17th Street & 29th Ave. N.
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Traditional Episcopal apd Catholic
1928 BCP Mass 10 am Sunday's
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Come Join Our Family
Nursery Provided.
4545 10th Ave. North
328-9477


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The ;Divine Journey into the human heart:
The Journey of Mary and Joseph
8:55 am Traditional (Chapel)
8:55 am Contemporary (Sanctuary)
9:50 am Classes for All Ages
9:50 am Singles & Friends in Faith (Chapel)
11:00 am Traditional (Sanctuary)
Sign Language Interpretation at Sanctuary Services
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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looking for someone who will return all the love she has
to give. And she's a "Hemingway" cat, with six toes! Stop
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The Great Figgy
Caroling Competition
The Great Figgy Pudding Street
Corner Caroling Competition comes
back to downtown St. Petersburg on
December 8 at 5:30 p.m. in North
Straub Park. This is an annual
event to raise funds to support the
work of St. Petersburg Free Clinic
and First Night St. Petersburg.
You don't have to sing! Stroll the
park and be treated to beautiful
holiday music and a few comical dis-
plays as teams compete for recogni-
tion at the Figgy Pudding Awards
Ceremony in categories such as Best
Choral Performance, Most Original
Performance, Getting Figgy With
It, and the People's Choice Award.
For more information contact Rebecca
Russell-Gootee at 821-1200, ext. 114.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic pro-
vides temporary assistance for families
and individuals in need of the basics
of food, shelter, health care, limited
financial assistance, and referral in-
formation. First Night St. Petersburg
produces the community's family
friendly New Year's Eve celebration.


MARSP
The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet at 11:30
a.m. on Tuesday, December 11 at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street
N. in St. Petersburg. To celebrate the
holiday season, we ask that you bring
a small unwrapped inexpensive toy or
game to be given to to needy children.
Call Laura Nordstrom at 865-9867.


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Community Church
Christmas Concert
Pasadena Community Church
Music Ministry presents their an-
nual Community Christmas Concert
"Here We Come A'Caroling" on
Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in
the Sanctuary located at Second
Avenue S. at Pasadena Avenue in St.
Petersburg. Admission is free. Hear
choirs, ensembles and instrumental-
ists perform new arrangements of 18
beloved carols, using organ, piano,
synthesizer, handbells, chimes, guest


flautist and percussion.
This year the entire concert will be
available at the performance as a CD
for only $5. Please come, enjoy the
concert of your favorite carols and
take home a copy to enjoy and one
to share as a Christmas gift. Contact
Robert Drick, Director of Sacred Arts
at 381-2499, ext. 240 with any ques-
tions.


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nual juried Student Surealist Art Exhibition at the Salvador Dali Museum
in downtown St. Petersburg. The show, which runs through January 29,
chose 150 artists from over 450 total entries. Three Walden students won
top awards in the Middle School Division: Janelle Karmer won an Award of
excellence, Autionna Blockson won an Award of Merit and Dylan McComis
won an Award of Honor. Zach Stoler, Rowan Stanley, Jamie Hastings and
Kirsten Barganier received Certificates of Participation. The Gulfport com-
munity can be very proud of these young artists. Congratulations to all!


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The Gulfport Women's Club has participated in the Festival of Trees event for
the past six years. The trees are purchased by businesses and individuals in
Pinellas County, and the proceeds are donated to the Upper Pinellas Associa-
tion for Retarded Citizens Foundation, Inc. All the angel ornaments that hung
on the tree were made by Juanita Sciullo and her committee, members of the
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Carols by
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By Jim Minder
Our Gulfport Lions Club would like
to invite you to join us on Friday,
December 21 for our 2007 Carols by
Candlelight. We will be singing a
wide variety of both religious as well
as secular Christmas carols from 7-9
p.m. at our Club Den located by the
Gulfport Marina at 4630 Tifton Drive
S. We have secured the services of
Lions past District Governor Norman
Xanders to play our Christmas carols
on his musical instruments. Many
of you who have attended one of our
many pancake breakfasts already
know how good he is. For those of
you who have never heard Norman
Xander's music before, allow me to
tell you that your are in for a treat.
Everyone who attends our Carols by
Candlelight will also have another
special treat. We will be serving com-
plimentary punch as well as cakes,
pies, cookies and pastry treats. Many
of you will want to try Mabel's infa-
mous cherry crunch which is simply
'scrumptdelicious'.
We at the Gulfport Lions Club want
to inform you about our services to
help the visually impaired and that
this help is available to you should
the need arise.
We look forward to having you join
us for our Carols by Candlelight.
For more information, call me (Jim
Minder) at 866-0316.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year 2008!


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Free Movies at
Pasadena Church
Pasadena Community Church, 220
70 Street S., shows free family mov-
ies on Friday nights. Seating and
shorts start at 6:30 p.m. Features
start at 7 p.m. On Friday, December
7, they will show "The Shaggy Dog"
with Tim Allen.

Post 125
Auxiliary Christmas
Post 125 Auxiliary will hold their
Christmas party on December 11 at
7 p.m. Bring a $10 gift and a covered
dish. There will be no general meet-
ing in December. Don't forget to get
your New Year's Eve tickets.

Gulfport Garden
Club News
By Barbara Dye
The Christmas lunch for the
Gulfport Garden Club will be held
at the Wine Cellar (17303 Gulf
Boulevard, North Redington Beach)
on December 13. If you are going and
have not sent in your $20 check as
yet, please do so immediately. The
menu is a choice of chicken marsala,
poached salmon or braised steak and
includes a beverage, salad, bread,
dessert, tax and tip. Social hour
begins at 11:30 a.m. Please send
your $20 check payable to Gulfport
Garden and Bird Club to Barbara
Dye and mark your choice of entree
on the check.
In keeping with the Christmas sea-
son, you may bring a gift for a nurs-
ing home resident. Gift suggestions
include slippers, stamps, large-print
games and books, socks, lotion, de-
odorant, stationery, etc. Please wrap
gift and indicate whether it is for a
lady or a gentleman.
The deadline for reservations for
the February 14 bus trip to Harry
P. Leu Gardens has been extended
Your check for $43 (made out to
Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) in-
cludes bus and admission and will
need to be received by Barbara Dye
as soon as possible. Questions re-
garding the trip may be directed to
Joyce McMahon.
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How To Minimize
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Federal estate taxes can take a
big portion of what you leave your
heirs. To lower federal estate taxes,
you may want to reduce the value of
your estate as much as possible be-
fore you pass on. The following tax-
effective strategies can be used by
you to transfer more of your property
to your heirs.
1. Fully Utilize your Unified Tax
Credit. You are entitled to pass
along $2 million worth of property
to your heirs tax free. When utilized
properly, this credit could double to
$4 million for a married couple. How-
ever, you may miss out on this double
advantage if you leave everything to
your spouse.
Instead, it may be prudent to con-
sider establishing a bypass or living


trust in which you transfer $2 mil-
lion in assets to be held and managed
by a trustee. These assets can remain
in trust with all income generated
going to the support -of the surviving
spouse. Upon the death of the second
spouse, the assets would then be dis-
tributed tax-free to your named ben-
eficiary (ies). In addition, the second
spouse's estate up to $2 million would
pass along tax-free. For this strategy
to work, each spouse must own some
assets in his or her name.
2. Start Lifetime Tax-Free Gifts
Now. Current law allows you to give
up to $12,000 free of federal gift tax
annually to as many individuals as
you like. The gifts can be cash, vehi-
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considering giving gifts to minors,
such as your grandchildren, the as-
set (s) should be placed in trust for
future use when the minor reaches
legal age or at some later age you
designate.
3. Transfer Ownership of Life In-
surance Policies. If a life insurance
policy is in your, own name upon your
death, the proceeds of that life insur-
anice policy will be included in your


estate for federal estate tax purposes.
A better alternative may be to have
ownership of any existing life insur-
ance policies transferred to an irrevo-
cable life insurance trust or purchase
new policies in the name of an heir or
and irrevocable life insurance trust.
4. Give to Charity. Establishing a
charitable remainder trust allows
you to set aside assets now for a char-
ity upon your death. In addition to
reducing the taxable size of your es-
tate, you will receive any income gen-
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trust, plus an income tax deduction
for the charitable gift.

by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
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of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
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Petersburg, FL. The telephone num-
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RUSH'S Reality


A satirical look at the world around us.


By Anne Rush


I don't know about you, but I
would sure hate to be living in
Iowa or New Hampshire right
about now. Not so much because
those poor folks are being inundated
with political ads, but moreso be-
cause I've just never had a desire to
live in either Iowa or New Hamp-
shire.
Do you know that more people know
how many weeks it is before the pri-
maries than how many more shop-
ping days there are until Christmas.
Enough!
So I'm rebelling. Hey pollster, call
me! And here's what I'll tell ya.
I don't know who I'm gonna vote for
yet. At this stage in the game,, I'm
being totally superficial.
Frankly, I think it's their names
that bother me right now, mainly


coz none of them are named Frank.
Mitt? Rudy? Barack? Huckabee?
Are you kidding me? None of those
sound particularly presidential.
And what if we mixed them up just
for fun? And had Rudy Romney? Or
Fred Obama? Or Barrack Guiliani?
Or Hillary Huckabee? Would that
make it any easier?
Don't even get me started oh what
the bumper stickers might look like
once a candidate is declared and
their running mate chosen. Geez!
Now before you dismiss this line
of thinking here for humor, consid-
er that the last name of the newly
elected (key word, elected) Chief
Financial Officer for the State of
Florida is (Alex) Sink. And further-
more, that this state's Commission-
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fairs, whose name appears on every
gas pump from Pensacola to Palm
Beach, is Charles Bronson. I swear I
can't make this stuff up, folks!
Aside from politics, most people can
readily recommend a good doctor or
dentist, but specialists can get a
little tricky. Such was the case back
when I was pregnant and developed
this really painful, protuding pres-
sure kinda sore on the bottom of my
foot. I consulted the short list of po-
diatrists on.my insurance plan and
went with Dr. Gross. He did a good
job for me. Cured the limp.
This theory is not fool-proof though.
My last name is Rush and I've never
worked for Federal Express or Pizza
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was a candidate named Smuck-
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Santa and the Seabirds
A free educational and fun event,
Santa and the Seabirds, will be
presented from 10 a.m. to noon
on Saturday, December 8 at the
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. Photos
with Santa, a wild bird beach walk,
free gifts, Christmas Carols, and a
10:30 a.m. tour of the sanctuary will
be offered.
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is
located at 18328 Gulf Boulevard in
Indian Shores. Parking is free.
Call 391-BIRD for more informa-
tion, or visit the website at www.
seabirdsanctuary.org.

Town Shores
Friendship Club
The Friendship Club of Town
Shores will have a holiday party on
Monday,, December 10 at 9 a.m. in
the lounge of the clubhouse. Call
384-9019.

YMCA Needs
Toy Donations
The YMCA of Greater St.
Petersburg Neighbor-to-Neighbor
Christmas Program is looking for
new, unwrapped toys to be donated
for less fortunate children in the St.
Petersburg area. Toy boxes are set
up at Anderson Lumber, Gulfport
Furniture and the Jim and Heather
Gills YMCA located on First Avenue
South.


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Jewish Genealogical
Society to Meet
The Jewish Genealogical Society of
Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf Coast
Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot
Boulevard in Clearwater on Sunday,
December 9. A social with refresh-
ments and library access begins at
1:30 p.m., and the featured program
starts at 2 p.m. The speaker will be
Larry-Domnitch, an author and pro-
fessor of Jewish History at Touro
College in Miami Beach
For information call Sally Israel at
343-1652.


Town Shores
Golf Scramble
The next golf outing will be held
on Saturday, December 8 at the
Terra Ceia Golf and Country Club in
Palmetto. Cost is $35 and includes 18
holes of golf, cart, lunch and prizes.
Registration is at 7:45 a.m. with cof-
fee available and an 8:30 shotgun
start.
Call Gene at 345-4483, Chet at
384-2093 or Lew at 343-3046 to make
a reservation.


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Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
The Toonsters with "J & Lolita".
Tuesday, 1-3 p.m.
Vocalist Karaoke Bob
Wednesday. 1-3:30 p.m.
Good Ol' Boys Wayne & Bill. Mu-
sic, dancing & karaoke.
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Blast from the past with Cookie
as she sings 50s-60s County &
Rock-n-Roll.
Friday, 1-3 p.m.
Bill & Wayne with guest
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Karaoke Craze is back! Carol
and Joe are back! Come dance and
Ssing.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun and dancing.
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Light Display
Benefits Hospice
Beginning December 1, through
December 31, the public is invited
to Lights of Lake Park. This commu-
nity effort and annual holiday light
display benefits The Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast. It was created and
organized until last year by Eddie
Dow in honor of the excellent care
provided to his wife, Ruby Dow.
This year, -a large group of hom-
eowners will continue the tradition
in the Lake Park Estates, 97 Street
North and 109 Avenue in Largo/
Seminole in celebration of the life of


its creator, Eddie Dow, who died this
year. The event has raised nearly
$400,000 over the years. Neighbors
in Lake Park Estates subdivision
decorate their homes with lavish
lights and decorative ornaments of
all shapes and sizes. Donations are
gratefully accepted at the event on
behalf of The Hospice to support pro-
grams for patients and families
Load up the kids, gather friends and
take a drive to see the Lights of Lake
Park this season. It's a great way to
kick off the holidays. The lights will
be displayed during the following
times: Monday through Thursday
from 6:30-10 p.m.; Friday through


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Paint the Treasures of
Treasure Island
The Art Guild of Treasure Island
will host a plein-aire painting day on
Saturday, December 15 beginning at
9 a.m. Approximately 20 guild artists
will register at the Treasure Island
City Hall to identify their painting
medium. The artists will then disperse
throughout Treasure Island to the lo-
cations of their choice. At 2 p.m. the
artists will submit their work at the
Treasure Island Community Center
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display. At 3 p.m. the public will be
invited to view the artists' work, meet
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ing representation of the Treasure
Island treasures. Light refreshments
will be served. Call Pete Garino at
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Madrigalians to
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Madrigalians will perform at the
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Get Rescued: Dog and Person Fashion Show Benefits Group
About 50 people attended a $50 a plate fund-
raiser luncheon at the Seabreeze Manor Bed and
Breakfast on Sunday, December 2. The event in-
cluded both a dog and a person fashion show and .
benefited Get Rescued in Gulfport.
According to Linda Sheehan, one of the orga-
nizers of the event, Get Rescued in Guilfport is a
501(c)(3) charitable organization which strives to
bring together and benefit various pet rescue orga-
nizations. "We bring together a bunch of smaller
groups to have a larger impact. We couldn't do
this just anywhere. Gulfport is a very pet friendly
community," said Sheehan.
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founders of the group, which sponsors a large fes-
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ILeisure



Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068


RECREATION WEBSITE- www.
ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links: City
Departments, Leisure services, Rec. Cen-
ter.
REMINDERS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Winter Break Child Care-Full day
childcare, Kindergarten to age fourteen,
is available for December break. The Rec.
will be open December 26-28 & Jan. 2-4
from 7:45 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Registration is
$15 residents/$100 non-residents. Cost is
$30 residents/$60 non-residents per week.
Call for more details.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All
skaters must purchase a new, Skate Park
"sticker. Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the Recre-
ation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Mon-
day through Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Skaters ages 17 and under must be ac-
companied by a parent and show proof of
residency for registration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball -Tues. & Thurs. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Open Gameroom-Tues. & Thurs. 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-
res.
Open Gym-Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.


PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-res.
Monthly rates are $133 res./$266 non-res.
Teen Night-Teens, age's middle school to
17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg.
$2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot-Time-Classes are for 3-5 year olds,
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/
$100 non-res. Monthly rates for the 2-day
program are $33 res./$66 non-res, the
3-day program are $55 res../$110 non-res
and the 5-day program are $88 res./$176
non-res.
CLASSES
Dance- Thurs., 6-8:45 p.m. for ages 5
&up. Reg. is $5/$5 per class. Call AAYA
813-964-8805 for more info.
Fencing-Wed., 4:30-6:30 p.m. for ages
7 to 70 are welcome. The cost is $5 per
one-hour session. Call Jim Campolli at
813-855-3112 for more info.
Children's Gymnastics-Fri., 5:30-6:15
p.m. for ages 5-12 Cost, $25/month. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. (Begin-
ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $25/month.
Pencil Drawing for Youth with Curt-


Step by step techniques for completing
great drawings. Cost is $10 per class for
ages 5-17 years old. Please call 893-1079
to be place on interested list.
Stretch & Tone- Mon. & Thurs., 9-10
a.m. Cost is $3 per class.Bring your own
weights and mat.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-Tues.,
9-10:15 a.m. Donations accepted. Thurs.
at 9:00 a.m.
Tennis-Tues., 4:30-5p.m. (ages 6+), 5-6
p.m. (children 8-16) and adults from 6-7
p.m. at Chase Park, 28th Ave. & 53rd
Street So. Gulfport. Cost is $10 per ses-
sion. Private lessons available. Call Jack
at 430-0690 for more info.
Writing From the Heart Workshop-
Tues., 6-7:30 pm. The cost is $14 for the
entire 8 weeks that starts Nov. 13th.
Ages 16 and up. Please call Rosalind at
381-1030 for more info.
Wonderful World of Watercolor-
Thurs., 6:45- 8:45 p.m. Cost is $45 per
month or $13 per class.
Yoga-Tues., 6:30-7:30p.m. Blend strength,
flexibility, balance and relaxation. All fit-
ness levels are welcome. Bring a mat and
water. $10 per class, $8 for 4 prepaid
classes. Please call Maureen at 381-2166
for more info.


Gulf port Library

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, THE LIBRARY
WILL BE OPEN:
MONDAY-FRIDAY 10AM-7PM & SATURDAY 10AM-4PM.
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY,
DECEMBER 24, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25,
AND MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:
Happy Holidays!: Join us December 6 as Gladys Varga re-
turns with an all-new performance of holiday stories for kids
of all ages! Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 pm in the Library's
Edna Sandor Atrium.
Family Fun with Crafts: Saturdays, December 15, at 2:30
pm.
Holiday Stories with Crafts and Puppets: Wednesday,
December 12, 4:00-6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens and Adults: Saturday, De-
cember 8 at 1:00 pm. Bring your pictures, books and ques-
tions, and prepare to have a great time! Scrapbookers meet on
the second Saturday of each month. Make beautiful pages of
memories for yourself and your family. Some supplies avail-
able, but you need to furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook al-
bum. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.
Socrates Cafe: These monthly discussion groups were in-
spired by the book The Six Questions of Socrates. Author

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5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
Christopher Phillips traveled the world to lead informal
groups, engaging people in the manner of the ancient Greek
philosopher, for whom "the questions are more important than
the answers." Thursday, December 13 at 10:00 am. and Fri-
day, December 28 at 6:00 pm.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday, December 13 at 6:00
pm.
"You Never Call, You Never Write!"- A History of the Jew-
ish Mother: Wednesday, December 19 at 1:00 pm. Sponsored
by local chapter of Brandeis University National Women's
Club.
CoffeeTalkl: Our 13th annual series of monthly book discus-
sions continues With Mr. Pip, by Lloyd Jones. Join us for cof-
fee, light refreshments, and lively conversation on Thursday,
December 20. Coffee is ready at 9:30 am., discussion starts at
10 o'clock. Discussion guides are available, copies of the book
may be reserved at the Reference Desk.
Genealogy Discussion Group: Saturday, December 22 at
1:00 pm. This is not a formal class, just an opportunity to meet
and share experiences and information with others interested
in delving into their family history. FMI, call Kay Boatwright
at the Library, 893-1074.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesday morn-
ings, 9:15 am-Noon.
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By appointment only--
contact Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.


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Servi ces City Sponsored Activities

ein the Community


Senior Center 5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


Community Crime Forum-Mark your
calendar now for Mon. Dec. 10 at 1:30pm
for a Community Crime Forum sponsored
by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-
Pinellas, Inc. This event will provide info
on victim rights, crimes and scams that
target seniors as well as info on victim
assistance services.
Big Day Coming Up! All Free!- What
Medicare Part D plan will you choose?
The Working Together for Better Health
- Medicare Tour Bus will be onsite on
Thurs. Nov. 29 from 1-3pm along with
several SHINE representatives to help
you select the plan that works best for
you. Bring the names/doses of your cur-
rent medications to help make the right
choice.
Also included: Free flu shots by Fam-
ily Physicians Group, Entertainment by
Whistlin'Torh and free refreshments.
Trolley Night Light Tour-GEMS cus-
tomers are invited on a tour to see the
holiday lights in Gulfport on Mon. Dec.
17 at 6pm. Call GEMS at 893-2242 to re-
serve a seat. Non-GEMS customers can
be placed on a waiting list and will be no'-
tified if there is room. Fee: $2.
Free Facial-Ladies, put your name and
phone number in our Senior Center Sug-
gestion Box in the Senior Center lobby for
a chance to win a free facial. The lucky
winner will receive the facial on Fri. Dec.
14 at 10:30am.
Loose as a Goose-Come join our lively
exercise class with Lee Jay Nelson every
Tuesday at 5:15pm. Much fun and laugh-
ter!
Computer Assistance-Would a little
one-on-one computer training help you?
Learn how to e-mail & research info.
Must be a registered member of the Se-
nior Center. Call for appointment. Free.
Senior Center Boutique-Come visit
our Boutique every Wed. & Fri. 9am-
noon. New and gently used items are a.
sure bargain for early shoppers! Proceeds
benefit our Senior Center Foundation.
Senior Transportation-Door-to-door
transportation (GEMS) is available for
Gulfport residents 55 and over. Rides are
only $1.00 per one-way trip with an an-
nual membership fee of $50. Call GEMS
at 893-2242 for info on time/route sched-
ules.
Support GEMS-If you see the value of
the City of Gulfport's door-to-door trans-
portation service for seniors, consider
donating a $50 annual membership fee
for a low-income senior. For more info,
please call 893-2237 or 893-2242.
Health Insurance Questions?-Do you
have questions regarding Medicare Eligi-
bility/Enrollment, Medicare Health Plan
Choices, Medicare Appeal Rights, Medi-
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Insurance billing problems, etc? One-on-
one help is offered every Tues. 9am-noon.
Call the Senior Center for an appoint-
ment.
55 Alive Driving Class-Class-
es are held on the first two Tues-
days of every month, 12:30-
4:30pm Fee: $10. Must attend both class-
es. Pre-registration required. Call Jim at
367-4038 to register for the December
classes.
Diabetic Support Group-Come join
our Diabetic Support Group every Mon.
at 10am and learn how to control your
diabetes.
Investment Discussion Group meets
every Wed. at 10:30am. Speaker for Dec.
12 is Sean Scott, Elder Law Attorney.
Topic: Answers to your Medicaid and
Nursing Home Questions.
Beginning Bridge
Tuesday, 1:30pm with instructor Marie
Wemett (No Classes in Dec)
Wednesday, 6:30pm with instructor
Bernie Wright
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 10am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport residents
Bingo!!!-Enjoy Bingo every Friday at
1pm. Free. Also, donations of new or gen-
tly used items would be greatly appreci-
ated.
Free Flu Shots-Free flu shots will be,
available on Thurs. Nov. 29, from 1-4pm
for seniors 60 and over. Courtesy of Fam-
ily Physicians Group.
Hard of Hearing Support Group now
meets every first and third Monday at
2pm.
Sex. Drugs, & Rock' & Roll (Ok, No
Rock & Roll)- Did you know that 10%
of all people diagnosed with HIV or Aids
are over 50? Did you know that medi-
cine and alcohol misuse can happen un-
intentionally? Learn more at a special
presentation offered by an R.N. from St.
Petersburg College on Fri. Dec. 7 at 1pm.
Free refreshments.
Auto 101 for Women-Tues. Dec. 4, 6pm.
Free and helpful info for women to keep
your auto running in tip top shape.
December Holiday Dinner Party &
Entertainment-Tickets ($5) are now
available for our Holiday Dinner Party
scheduled for Fri. Dec. 21 at 11:30am.
Following our dinner there will be spe-
cial entertainment in the Theater at 1pm
by the famous Lee Jay Nelson. We hope
you can make both events. The Theater
performance is free.
Young & Restless Seniors- 2nd Tues.
at 7pm. Newcomers welcome.
Medicare D Plan Choices-Help avail-
able on Thurs. Nov. 29, 1-3pm. Bring
names/doses of your current medications
so the SHINE representative can help
you find the best plan for you.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Exercise Class-MW, 1:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sun., 6:30 p.m.,
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THEATER
OF GULFPORT
5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
The Island Community Theatre
proudly presents
"Miracle on 34th Street"
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Scout Hall,
from front page

The low bid was received by the city
from Tisdale Construction on Sep-
tember 16, 2007 in the amount of
$232,975. Additional expected expen-
ditures include asbestos removal, the
removal of a tree and termite treat-
ment at a total cost of $7,345. The city
has also included a contingency fund
of $34,946 in the event of unforeseen
issues arising from the renovation. If
there are no such issues the fund will
return to the Capital Projects Fund.
"I hope this is the last time I have
to bring my notes to council," said Art
Padula, chairman of the Scout Hall
Restoration Committee.
At the November 6 meeting a num-
ber of residents, council member Bob
Worthington and Vice Mayor Ted
Phillips had all expressed concern


that that there was no expressed pur-
pose for the building if it should be
renovated. It was a concern that was
addressed by at least one organization
on Tuesday.
"I am here speaking as the presi-
dent of the Gulfport Chamber of Com-
merce," said Lori Rosso, who is also
owner of the Seabreeze Manor Bed
and Breakfast and an active member
of the Gulfport Downtown Merchants
Association. "While we remain very
appreciative of the donated space
that Bank of America provides us, the
chamber has been actively seeking a
building of our own for the past sev-
eral years. I would like to see a con-
structive dialog with the city about the
possibility of our organization leasing
the space during business hours and
allowing other city groups to use the
building in the evening."
"I spoke in opposition to the reno-
vation in previous meetings," said
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to a reasonable lease agreement that
would be an extraordinary boon to our
city and I would be in favor of it."
Council member Michele King re-
minded council before the vote that
there were only two funding sources
for the renovation project, the $198,000
federal grant and fund from the Penny
for Pinellas source which may only be
used for "bricks and mortar" projects,
not for other uses such as increased
hours of operation at the library, other
city program or employee expenses.
"While this building may not be ar-
chitecturally significant, it is 'people'
significant," said King. "I believe it is
one of the oldest buildings still stand-
ing in Gulfport. It was built by our
residents in 1911, just one year after
we became a city and has been used
by generations since. It is part of our
past and I have consistently supported
this project."
While council member Bob
Worthington, who had voted no on the
renovation project at the last meeting,
still had reservations, he voted to pro-
ceed on Tuesday.
"I'm a little confused about my role
here sometimes," said Worthington.
"We went through a budget process-
where there were city residents, some
of them literally in tears, about bud-
get concerns, taxes and insurance and
now we are spending a large sum of
public money because of the interest
of those here tonight. I have to think,
'Are we ignoring the concerns of those
that spoke at those earlier meetings
in favor of those speaking for this to-
night?"'
Phillips had also voted no at the last
meeting but explained he had been
unclear that the funding being used
for the project could not be used in oth-
er areas such as library funding. "I've
never been opposed to this project, but
I didn't want to see people suffer be-
cause of it," he noted. "I still think we
should really check into those groups
who say they might be interested in
using the building. I would still be
against this if I thought we were reno-
vating this building and it didn't have
a use."
"We have the money from a federal
budget that was earmarked for that
building," said mayor Michael Yakes.
"'That money probably wouldn't be
available today. It would have been
very discouraging to have tape around
that building and have people wonder-
ing what it could have been used for."


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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta Chapter
members will make the holidays a lit-
tle happier for three special children.
Members purchased gifts to fulfill
the wishes for Christmas and will be
participating in the Annual Help A
Child Christmas Party on Saturday,
December 15 at the United Methodist
Church in downtown St. Petersburg.
The chapter will celebrate the
holidays with their annual Holiday
Meeting on Wednesday, December
12 at the home of Miriam Garcia. At
this meeting Donna Smith will pres-
ent the program on First Lady Jackie
Kennedy Onassis. Members will also
exchange secret sister gifts and enjoy
a social time.
Sunshine City Council's Annual
Christmas Brunch was held on
Saturday, December 1 at Banquet
Masters in Pinellas Park. Co-
Chairpersons Mary Lou Beasley and
Cheryl Martin welcomed everyone to
Gingerbread Cookies and Holiday
Hearts Brunch. There were 111
reservations including the children
and grandchildren of members. The
children received stockings from Mrs.
Gingerbread and everyone enjoyed the
entertainment presented by Act1ne
Arts Initiative, Inc. The music was
delightful and guests enjoyed singing
the Christmas carols. It was a lovely
way to begin the holiday season.
Happy Holidays from all the mem-
bers of Beta Sigma Phi Chapters in
the Sunshine City Council.


Get Free Boxes for
APO Shipments
Central Avenue Pack Ship Print
Center reminds us that it is not too
early for shipping holiday packages
to military personnel overseas.
If you are shipping to an APO ad-
dress the store will supply boxes and
packing material free of charge for
your shipment. The free box offer is
good year round.
All APO shipments are handled first
by the US Postal Service and then
by the military for the final delivery


overseas. All APO address shipments
require the shipper to fill out customs
form 2976A. The store stocks the re-
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in filling them out.
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News from the
uSpor Jistorical Society






5301 28 Avenue South
All are invited to the Gulfport His-
torical Society Christmas Party on
Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at
the Museum, 5301 28 Avenue S.
If you have an easy Christ-
mas craft project, share with us!
Everyone is also encouraged to
bring canned or boxed food for the
Gulfport Police Christmas project.
Last year, we collected enough to
fill a bushel basket!
As always, refreshments will be
furnished by several of our mem-
bers.
Clowning Around
The St. Petersburg Festival of
States is now accepting applications
for their All Children's Hospital
Clown.Alley program.
This popular program has been a
tradition in the Festival parades
since 1972. Christine Davison, a
graduate of the famed Ringling
Bros. Barnum & Bailey Clown
School, teaches participants charac-
ter definition, make-up, costuming
and performance techniques at the
All Children's Hospital Clown Alley
School. Children and adults will
learn the finer points -of becoming
a professional clown and will be in-
vited to show off their new skills in
the Festival of States Night Parade,
Thursday, Apil 3 and the Day Parade
on Saturday, April 12, 2008.
The Clown Alley School will be held
Wednesday, beginning February
14, ending with graduation cer-
emonies March 13, at All Children's
Hospital Education Conference
Center, 710 Fourth Street S. in St.
Petersburg from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The
cost is $17 per person, plus $5 for
each additional family member. Fee
includes Clown Alley T-shirt.
Applications are available at
www.festivalofstates.com or call
321-9888.

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Christmas Light
Display in St. Pete
The Oakdale Christmas Display
featuring hundreds of thousands of
lights operates every, day from 6-10
p.m. through Thursday, January 3.
The address is 2719 Oakdale Street
in St. Petersburg. Oakdale Street
is off of Fourth Street just past 22
Avenue South.

Tag a Holiday Gift to
Help Florida's Wildlife
A unique idea for gift-giving this hol-
iday season can help save Florida's
wildlife. The Florida Department of
Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
announced recently that gift certifi-
cates may be purchased for any spe-
cialty tag in Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
offers five different specialty license
plates. The purchase of any of these
plates helps in the efforts to preserve
and conserve Florida's wildlife and
natural habitats. Specialty plates
currently available through FWC
are the Conserve Wildlife plate with
the black bear logo ($15), Go Fishing
plate with the largemouth bass logo
($25),' Protect the Panther plate
($25), Helping Sea Turtles Survive
plate ($23) and Save the Manatee
plate ($20). An additional $4.50 will
be added at the time of purchase for
administrative and certificate costs.
To purchase the license plate gift
certificates, visit any authorized tax
collector's office, and a credit will be


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Since most tags are renewed on the
birth date of the registered vehicle
owner, these gift certificates make
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To learn more about the FWC's
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Soroptimists to Meet
The Soroptimist International of
Holiday Isles holds its monthly meet-
ing at 11 a.m. on the second Friday
of each -month. Please join them at
Groupers Seafood Grill located, in the
Thunderbird Hotel, 10700 Gulf Blvd.
in Treasure Island (dutch-treat). For
more information on this interna-
tional women's organization please
visit www.soroptimist.org or call
397-3688.


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Friday 12-07 Pork Tenderloin, augratin potatoes and peas
Saturday 12-08 Chicken St. Tropez over Angel hair pasta
Monday 12-10 Chicken Pot Pie
Tuesday 12-11 Meatloaf, homefries, and green beans
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Santa Claus Came to Town


By Cathy Salustri
Santa landed his sleigh in Gulfport last Thursday night, joining the annual
festivities at Clymer Park. A slight dip in the temperature added to the spirit
as children from the Gulfport Recreation Center serenaded the crowd with
holiday songs. Kids of all ages queued to tell Santa their wishes for a Merry
Christmas.


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This N' That in South
Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Elections
Monday, December 17 until Tues-
day, January 2 is the qualifying
period for the March 11 election of
two commissioners. Anyone who
is interested in a commission seat
should file their papers during
this period. For more information
contact the City Clerk's office at
347-4171.
Precinct 213 will be the new vot-
ing place in City Hall and Precinct
214 will also be in City Hall.
Channel 15
If you enjoy watching Channel
15 which brings commission meet-
ings, city notices and other city
news, you will have to get a con-
verter box from Bright House on
December 12. Call 329-5020. The
installation of the box is free but
there will be a $1 monthly charge.
Boat Parade
Enjoy viewing the boat parade
at 7:30 p.m. on December 8 while
sitting by a bonfire in Barbara Gil-
berg Habitat drinking hot coffee or
eating clam chowder.
Band
On Thursday, December 13 the
South Pasadena Community Band
will entertain with a free concert
at Pasadena Community Church
at 7:30 p.m.


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Area Students To Show
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For the 23rd consecutive year,
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the Student Surrealist Art Exhibit,
an annual, juried exhibition of art-
work produced by Pinellas County
middle and high school art students
from private and public schools. The
exhibition runs through Monday,
January 21, 2008.
The theme, "Surrealism, Dreams
and Fantasy," invites students to
explore their imagination and chal-
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high schools, 18 award winners are
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27, at 6:30 p.m.
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Local Obituaries


DIDIER III, U.E. "SAM", born on
March 8, 1938, was presumed lost at
sea on October 15, 2007. His sailboat,
Tranquility, was found anchored in
the gulf, no one aboard, 68 miles off
the gulf coast of St. Pete Beach, FL.
Sam, born in Shreveport, LA, was
a 1956 graduate of C.E. Byrd High
School and Louisiana State Univer-
sity. There were several places he
called home along Florida's gulf coast
including Slidell, LA, Gulfport, FL
and Key West, FL. He had enjoyed
the single-handed sailing life since
the mid-1980s. Sam was well known
and loved, sailing to ports in Mexico,
Cuba and the Gulf Coast from LA to
Key West, FL. He was a true patriot,
a man of his word, always ready to
lend a helping hand no matter how
strenuous the task. Sam spent many
months in Slidell, Louisiana after Ka-
trina ravaged the area, giving freely
of his time and energy to assist his
friends and neighbors in their grief
and recovery. Sam had an inquisitive
mind and joined the libraries of what
ever port he was in. Sam always drew
an interested group of listeners when
he would tell his stories of adventures
at sea or of experiences such as Ka-
trina. Sam was a principled person
who strenuously would stand by his
beliefs. His friends and acquaintances
will always remember his friendly
smile and demeanor and his helping
and generous ways. Prior to his time
spent sailing, Sam distinguished him-
self as an Army Officer in Germany
1962-1965, a long time sales repre-
sentative for an Atlanta company and
held leadership positions in many
clubs in Louisiana and Tennessee, in-
cluding the Jaycees. Sam made -many
trips home to Shreveport to visit
friends and attend Byrd reunions over
the years. He was preceded in death
by his beloved parents, father U.E.
Didier, Jr., and mother Lillie Mae
Smiley Didier. He is survived by his
three children, Renee Didier Leonard,
Elizabeth Anne Didier, and Charles
John Didier. In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made in memory of
Sailor Sam Didier to the U.S. Coast
Guard who were most helpful to the
family during the search for Sam.
Checks should be made out to "U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7"
and mailed to the following address:
Wally Lowry (Finance Officer), 601
Valle Vista Dr., Brandon, FL 33511.


REARDON, THEL-
MA C., born March
6, 1913, in Pyles-
ville, MD, died Dec.
J .,4 1, 2007. She moved
to Baltimore, MD,
.-- then to Parkville,
. J_._. MD, went to Towson
High School and on
to Baltimore Business College. She
worked at Curtis Bay Ship Build-
ing plant as timekeeper and cashier,
and moved to St. Petersburg in 1944
,then to Gulfport. She also worked at
Maas Brothers downtown store when
it opened, and left after 10 years
and went to Sears-Roebuck's, 9th St.
store, where she was in customer ser-
vice. Her best experience was when
she loaned her car, (a Chevy Impala
convertible), to Pat Boone, who was
in Bay area for a weekend appear-
ance. She moved to the new Sear's
store at Tyrone Square, and worked
as a customer service representative
and for security, until she retired in
1978. Survived by one son, Wilbert
T. Few, of Gulfport; and a cousin,
Romaine Bitner, of Bishop, CA.
ALifeTribute-Gulfport.

SAYE, VICKI LYNN, 53, of Gulfport,
died Nov. 27, 2007 at Largo Medi-
cal Center of heart complications.
She was born in Cleveland, OH on
December 16, 1953 and raised in
Gulfport, FL by her father, John
Mitchell of GUlfport. After living in
Georgia for many years, she moved
back to Gulfport to care for her ailing
father who passed away in 2005 and
worked for Trade Secrets at Tyrone
Square Mall in St. Petersburg. Vicki
had one son Wyane Jefferson and one
grandson Chase Jefferson; five sib-
lings, Craig Mitchell, Randy Mitchell,
Janelle Mitchell, Scott Mitchell and
Dr. Steven Mitchell; three nephews
and seven nieces. Vicki spent much
of her life sharing the word of God
with others. She is now in the hands
of a higher power and will be greatly
missed by all who knew her.

SLEBECK, JOSEPH, 90, of
Gulfport, died Nov. 30, 2007. He is
survived by his wife, Sara; daughter,
Cathy; and granddaughter, Tiffany.
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S TRIPP, DONALD
WAYNE, was born
on August 6, 1944 in
S..Fort Madison, Iowa.
| After fighting a long
i and courageous bat-
tle with cancer, Don
passed away peace-
fully on November 28, 2007 at home
in Redmond, Washington. Don is
survived by his daughter, Kimberly
L. Tripp; his son-in-law, Paul Ran-
dal; his mother, Doris McDonnell;
his brothers Wayne Tripp and Jon
McDonnell; his sisters Linda Tripp
Fussell and Bonnie Tripp Bostick
aka "The Tripp Sisters"; his brother-
in-law, Ted Fussell; his sister-in-law
Valerie Tripp, his nephew, Ben Bo-
stick, his neices, Julie Tripp, Emily
Tripp, and Lindsay Fussell, his grand-
daughters, Kiera and Katelyn Ran-
dal, and his wife, Urszula Tripp. He
is predeceased by his father, Clarence
Wayne Tripp, and his step-mother,
Enid Carol Ann Tripp. Don was very
charismatic, always quick to lighten
the mood with his humor and a con-
summate practical joker. Lately he'd
say that "I'm in great shape besides
a little cancer". He was an avid sailor
and loved nothing more than being on
the water especially Lake Michigan
- where he first sailed "Flutterby", an
18 foot SolCat, and then a variety of
sail-boats and ice-boats. When not
on the water in Lake Michigan, he
loved his local haunts and enjoyed
an occasional Meyers-and-tonic with
friends at O'Maddy's and Gulfport
On the Rocks where he made friends
with many local Gulfport people. By
far his greatest pleasure was intro-
ducing friends, family, and even ac-
quaintances to sailing especially as
a Regional Sales Manager for Hunter
Yachts which he gladly took on as
his second career after working for
Moore Business Forms for almost 30
years. For Moore he received numer-
ous achievement awards, but his first
love was sailing. Don graduated from
the University of Iowa in 1968, was in
the Army and Air Force Reserves for
six years and took his first sky dive in
1962, the year he graduated from Fort
Madison High School. Over the past
few months, Don greatly enjoyed bird
watching from the deck of his daugh-
ter's house. He especially enjoyed
torturing the squirrels by spraying
"Pam" on the poles of the many bird
feeders. Don't worry; it didn't really
stop them from getting the food but
it did provide for many hours of enter-i
tainment as they slid down the pole to
or from their lunch.


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Local Obituaries


TUTTLE, MABEL M., 87 of Port-
land, ME passed away on Sunday
Nov. 18, 2007 in South Pasadena.
She grew up in Portland ME, retiring
from the Maine Medical Center as a
nurse's aide in 1985. She led a very
active life which included traveling,
puzzles, card playing, sewing, swim-
ming, gardening both flowers and
vegetables and cooking for her fam-
ily 'and friends. She loved to dance,
and this is where she met her hus-
band, the love of her life. She had a
summer place on Forest Lake in ME
and would spend the entire summer
there. When she was young she could
do any job that needed to be done to
it: she roofed it, dug the well, and
used a chainsaw on the wood for the
stove. Nothing could keep her down.
She was active at church where for
the events going on she would make
her famous Mabel's Carrot Cake and
everyone would be looking for it. She
is preceded by her brother Raymond
Cormier, niece Donna Cormier, and
nephew Glenn Cormier. She is sur-
vived by her loving husband, Everett
Tuttle, a brother Henry Cormier, fos-
ter sister Anita Poland, a daughter
Dianne Pasieka, two step-daughters
Carol Lang, and Betty Lynn Nye, two
grandchildren Jason McCormack,
Jessica McCormack, and two great-
grandchildren Cody McCormack,
and Justin McCormack and several
nieces and nephews. A Celebration
of Life will be held in Portland ME at
a later date.


peared before me, I looked back at
the footprints in the sand, and, to my
surprise, I noticed that many times
along the path of my life there was
only one set of footprints. And I no-
ticed that it was at the lowest and
saddest times in my life. I asked the
Lord about it: "Lord, you said that
once I decided to follow you, you
would walk with me all the way. But
I notice that during the most trouble-
some times in my life there is only
one set of footprints. I don't under-
stand why you left my side when I
needed you most." The Lord said:
'My Precious child, I never left you
during your time of trial. Where you
see only one set of footprints, I was
carrying you."


CHARLES NEELEY "DEANO",
1980 2006. We little knew that
morning that God was going to call
your name. In life- we loved you dear-
ly, in death we do the same. It broke
our hearts to lose you, you did not go
alone; for part of us went with you,
the day God called you home. You
left us peaceful memories, your love
is still our guide; and though we can-
not see you, you are always at our
side. Our family chain is broken and
nothing seems the same, but as God
calls us one by one, the chain will
link again.


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&O 11 u uOt es Annual New Year's Eve Celebration
of the Arts is in need of volunteers.
Excerpts heard at the December 4, 2007 Gulfport City Council Meeting Family-oriented festivities include
music stages, entertainment,, dra-
"This Friday we will have snow and Santa in Gulfport, Florida. It's all ma, dance, games, art, fireworks
part of the Red Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new lights and vendor and more. Volunteers are needed
pads and the special holiday ArtWalk we have planned. I hope each of to sell and check admission buttons
you can be there." Lori Rosso, Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport and help with activities such as the
Downtown Merchants Association. Tattoo Parlor, the Bubble Stomp, the
Bubble Blast, the Burning Boat and
"In the coming months I'm sure you are going to hear from some people other special events.
who say that the Clam Bayou restoration efforts are a sham coming For more information call 823-8906
from people with self serving interests. I can assure you that is not the or email firstnightstpete@verizon.net
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ugly. If we have the technical capabilities to do it, we need to consider Dance Class
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and black. The Steelers don't live here. I know some would like them to Dance Time Productions is now
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Council member Michele King. different locations. Call John Tebo
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Safety Tips
Gulfport Fire Inspection/
Prevention Division
Hopefully everyone had a safe and
joyful Thanksgiving. Now many are
planning to decorate for Christmas.
Please keep some safety tips in mind
from Gulfport Fire Department.
For outdoor lighting, do not over-
load a circuit by plugging in to many
lights into one outlet,( no more than
three strands to an extension cord).
Do not overload an extension cords
rating use by plugging in a multiple
outlet. Inspect holiday lights each
year for fraying, bare spots, and bro-
ken or cracked sockets. Use timers
to turn on and off lights, they could
short and start a fire after you retire
to bed.
Use outdoor rated lights, cords
and adapters that are labeled from
an independent testing laboratory.
Keep cords and devices neat as to
not create any trip hazards.
When laddering the house, keep
the ladder on level ground, and if it
is an extension ladder, make sure
you have a good climbing angle. Not
to steep, or to far from the building.
It is best to have someone spotting
you from the ground if you plan on
working on the ladder or roof.
Inside the house, again we must
follow many of the same rules.
Especially to not overload your cir-
cuits.
For those putting up live Christmas
trees, please remember to keep it
well watered. If it dries out it can be a


serious fire hazard. There is a link on
our Gulfport website to a Christmas
tree fire. If you watch it you will see
how fast this can burn up and engulf
your home with flames. Keep trees
away from fireplaces and other heat
sources. Heated rooms dry trees out
rapidly, creating a fire hazard.
No matter which type of tree you
put up this year, we hope that you
changed the batteries in those smoke
detectors.
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/23
Burglary- 4700 Block of Tradewinds Dr.
So.
Trespasser- 1800 Block of 59th St. So.
Fight in Progress- Tomlinson Park.
Domestic Battery- 5400 Block of 9th
Ave. So.
Noise Complaint- 2500 Block of 51st
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2400 Block of
51st St. So.
Saturday 11/24
Theft- 5700 Block of Shore Blvd. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5900 Block of Shore
Blvd. So.
Noise Complaint- 3000 Block of York
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1100 Block of
60th St. So.
Sunday 11/25
Domestic Battery- 5100 Block of 9th
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 3100 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Suspicious Person- 1700 Block of 51st
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 Block of
49th St. So.
Monday 11/26
Domestic Verbal- 5100 Block of Pres-


ton Ave. So.
Battery- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Battery- 2300 Block of 49th St. So.
Theft- 5200 Block of Gulfport Blvd. So.
Stolen Vehicle- 6100 Block of 11th Ave.
So.
Tuesday 11/27
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 Block of 58th St.
So.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 Block of
Quincy St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1500 Block of
49th St. So.
Domestic Battery- 5500 Block of 16th
Ave. So.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
Theft- 2800 Block of Kipps Colony Dr.
So.
Drunk Driver- 1900 Block of 56th St.
So.
Theft- 5100 Block of Gulfport Blvd. So.
Wednesday 11/28
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
58th St. So.
Burglary- 6100 Block of 9th Ave. So.
Theft- 5800 Block of 25th Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
58th St. So.
Lost or Stolen Tag- 5100 Block of 31st
Ave. So.
Arrest on Warrant- 3000 Block of 49th
St. So.
Theft- 5300 Block of Newton Ave. So.
Drunk Driver- 4900 Block of 23rd Ave.
So.


Thursday 11/29
Battery- 2800 Block of Beach Blvd. So.
Theft- 5100 Block of 16th Ave. So.
Criminal Mischief- 1600 Block of 51st
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
58th St. So.
Domestic Verbal- 5500 Block of 16th
Ave. So.

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Student Resource Officer (SRO)
Steven Beltran requested assistance
from day shift patrol to locate a sus-
pect in an aggravated battery that
occurred across., from Boca Ciega
High School. A student hit a female
student in the head with an empty
wine bottle, then fled the area. Two
Gulfport Officers located the sus-
pect's friend, who also ran. Officer
Jason Motte located the suspect, who
admitted to hitting the victim several
times with the wine bottle. Officers
charged her with aggravated battery
with intent to do great bodily harm.
The girl may be tried in adult court
for attempted murder.
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It hadn't exactly been a "good"
day, at least as Jeremy would
define a good day. That's how it
goes when the police show up at your
door, acting suspicious. But he had to
admit that it could have been worse.
Yes, the police had come to his shop
- something he had been dreading.
And yes, they had acted like he was
a suspect, or, at the very least, an ac-
cessory.
But, hey, they probably always act
like that, especially when a crime is
this big, this important, attracting
this much attention. It's a require-
ment, isn't it? Suspect everybody.
Trust nobody. Assume guilt until
proven otherwise. It's the courts that
are supposed to assume innocence,
not the police.
And they hadn't quizzed him about
Matt's death in Charleston, had only
mentioned that they knew about it.
If they had looked into it, which they
obviously had, then they knew that
he had been out of town when it hap-,
pened, that he was a victim of that
crime, not the perpetrator.
They hadn't even brought up the eve-
ning in Wood Ibis Park, except for the
one, vaguely accusatory reference. So
the way Jeremy looked at it, he had
come through the police "interroga-
tion" with flying colors.
He wasn't so sure about Lydia,
though. She had been uncharacter-
istically quiet, obviously ill at ease.
She'd hardly said two words while the
police were here, those two words be-
ing either "yes" or "no," depending on
the question she was asked. The last
time the police were here, you could
hardly shut her up.
He wondered what that was about.
So he asked her.
"Was I quiet?" she asked, a little too
innocently; "I hadn't noticed."
"Come on," Jeremy said. "I've never
seen you at a loss for words. What's
up?"
Lydia gave in immediately. "It's just
all this," she said, gesturing with
Gabber December 6 December 12, 200,


her hands to indicate not just the
shop, but the street outside and the
world beyond. "Girls dying all over
the place. A killer a serial killer on
the loose. Being questioned by the
police, treated like a criminal. It just
gives me the creeps, that's all."
"Me, too," Jeremy said. "I know ex-
actly how you feel."
"And I don't trust the police, any-
way," she added. "I think they're all
bullies."
Hm-m-m, Jeremy thought. Sounds
like there's a story there. But be-
fore he could ask about it, a car horn
blared outside and Lydia glanced out
the window. -
"Oh, that must be Horst," she said.
"Back in a minute." Then she rushed
outside.
It was less than a minute, in fact,
when she returned.
"Horst wants to take me out for a
drink," she said, "and then some din-
ner. Mind if I leave early?"
"Who's Horst?" Jeremy asked.
"My new boyfriend," Lydia said.
With a conspiratorial smile, she add-,
ed, "Very wealthy."
"Does that mean George is history?"
"No," Lydia answered. "But I don't
think his friend Alvin likes me very
much, and I think he's trying to talk
George into dropping me." There was
the smile again. "So Horst is insur-
ance."
"Does that mean you'll be giving the
bracelet back?" Jeremy asked as she
checked her makeup and hair in the
mirror she kept on the sales counter.
Lydia grabbed her handbag and
headed out the door. "Bite your
tongue," she said over her shoulder
as she exited.
As usual, she left Jeremy shaking
his head in her wake. He had to ad-
mire her stamina, though, and her
creativity. She always comes up with
something, he thought. She's a survi-
vor.
As he stood there, wondering what to
do with the rest of his time until clos-


ing, Jeremy looked around the shop
and realized that it was beginning to
look a little tired, a little dusty. Lydia
supposedly went over the shop every
day with a feather duster, but there's
only so much you can accomplish by
pushing the dust around. Eventually,
it accumulates.
So he decided to give it a more thor-
ough cleaning. He didn't have any
plans for tonight, anyway.
First, he pulled a wheeled cart with
two shelves, his cleaning cart, out of
the back room. Then he filled a buck-
et with water and a bit of residue-free
cleaning solution. Finally, he found
some rags and his spray cleaners and
was ready to start.
His procedure was simple and al-
ways the same. Starting at the display
table nearest the storage room, he
picked up each item on the table, one
by one, and wiped them down either
with a damp rag or a dry rag treated
with dusting spray. Then he would
place each item on the cart. When the
cart was full, he would wipe down the
table top with a wet rag or with spray
cleaner, then dry it and put the items
back. Then he would move on.
It was boring, mindless work, a rou-
tine he had repeated many times -
both in this shop and his earlier one
in Charleston. But he didn't mind it.
He thought of it as quiet time, time to
think about other things.
And he was, actually, lost in thought
when he got to the back corner of the
shop and picked up a peacock vase to
clean. So it took him a few moments
to realize that there was something
lying on the table top behind the vase,
something gold and glittery.
He picked it up to get a better look
and realized almost instantly what it
was: a gold, engraved cross hanging
from a broken chain. He recognized
it because he had seen a photo of it,
just this morning, in the newspaper.
It was Jackie Ray's cross, the one the
police had been looking for today, the
one that might have been used to
murder her.
Jeremy dropped the cross like it was
on fire.

This is a work of fiction. The events,
the people and, especially, the victims
are all fictional as well. No similarity
to real people or real events is intend-
ed. Next week: Chapter 9 begins and
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City Approves New
By Greg Stemm
The city of Gulfport approved a
new 13 year lel the Boca Ciega Yacht Club (BCYC)
that adjusts fee structures and al-
lows for more spaces to be available
to city residents in the dry dock facil-
ity. The new lease will go into effect'
on February 1, 2008.
According to Jim O'Reilly, director
of leisure services, the city presently
provides the Boca Ciega Yacht Club
with facilities and discounted slip
rentals for 56 slips in the Yacht Club
basin under an existing fifteen year
lease agreement entered into in July
1995 and modified in August of 1997.
During the fiscal year 07/08 budget
process the city council acknowledged
that the fee structure applicable to
Yacht Club slips was substantially
lower than those charged to the gen-
eral public, including city residents.
City council had directed staff to es-


Lease for BCYC
tablish a more equitable fee structure
when the lease was up for renewal in
July 2010. Subsequently, the Boca
-:aga ai' approached Lhe
city as to the possibility of renegoti-
ating the terms of the existing lease
agreement and/or extending the term
of the present lease.
Over the past several months the
city has been in negotiation with
BCYC lease committee representa-
tives Joel Heyne and Doug Fuller
and agreed on five basic premises:
1. Continued existence and viabil-
ity of the BCYC
2. Equitable fee structure for all
individuals renting city of Gulfport
boat slips
3. Provide an area for public boat
storage in the Marina area
4. Extension of the BCYC lease
5. A method of implementation
The discussions lead to 14 condi-
tions that would materially alter the
existing lease or be continued in the


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these conditions deal with slip rates,
right of first refusal from BCYC,
the right to use the "T" docks at no
charge, new standards for users of
the dry dock, leasing of the BCYC
clubhouse building and parking area
immediately adjacent to the build-
ing for $1 a year, the agreement that
BCYC will maintain insurance on
the property, an agreement that the
facility may be rebuilt in the event of
a disaster to the city's specifications,
an agreement to share the beach area
with other groups such as the Lion's
Club and Gulfport Yacht Club, and
an agreement that the city has no ob-
jection to BCYC applying- for liquor
and restaurants licenses.
According to O'Reilly, the city an-
ticipates receiving an additional
$47,893 on an annualized basis for
the next 21 months for the rental of
wet slips, while a "discount" still re-
mains in effect. Beginning October
1, 2009 the city would receive an ad-
ditional $91,069 on an annual basis
for rental of wet slips. There would
then be no discounts and city rates for
residents and non-residents would be
established by council resolution.
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Relay For Life is a unique fundrais-
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Letters


Remembering Pearl Harbor
Dear Editor: It was 66 years ago
that the Japanese launched their
sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. In
those brutal, chaotic 110 minutes,
2,340 service personnel and 48 ci-
vilians died. On May 29, 2004, the
World War II Memorial was dedicat-
ed in Washington, DC. It honors the
"Greatest Generation" as well as the
more than 16 million men and women
who served in uniform, the more than
400,000 Americans who died in the
war, as well as the millions more who
supported the effort at home.Many of
us World War II veterans may never
see the Memorial because we are too
old or sick to travel, but we know it's
there for future generations to see
and remember.
There is another memorial, the U.S.S.
Arizona, in Pearl Harbor. Every year
more than 1.5 million people visit the
184-foot long memorial spanning the
midsection of the sunken ship. It has
the status of a National Cemetery,
honoring the 1,177 men entombed in
the rusty wreckage a few feet beneath
the lapping water of this massive
navy base. A visit to the Arizona tears
your heart out, knowing that you are
standing over those brave men buried
there. Most of the first-hand witnesses
to the Pearl Harbor attack, American
and Japanese, are gone now or soon
will be.
The U.S.S. Indianapolis which deliv-
ered the bomb that would end World
War II was torpedoed and 880 of the
1,197 sailors and marines on board
survived. A Memorial in honor of
those who died during the disaster
was dedicated in Indianapolis, IN.
Buried beneath the memorial is a sec-
tion of the U.S.S. Arizona, a tribute
to both the first and last ships that
sank during World War II. Congress
recognized the Indianapolis display
as a National Memorial. As with all
lost ships, the Navy lists its status as
"still at sea".
Always remember Pearl Harbor. God
bless America.
Tony Fiore


Saving Scout Hall
Dear Editor: I do not understand
why this is not a community effort
and why it hasn't been all along. I've
lived in our wonderful city for 25 years


now. I recall the massive (and largely
volunteer) effort that took place prior
to the year 2000 festivities. I've par-
ticipated in too many Fourth of July
activities to believe any different.
We've done it many times before. Why
can't we do it again?
I know for a fact that we have con-
tractors, architects, electricians,
plumbers, roofers and a whole lot
of folks who would just like to help
swing a hammer or use a saw or sim-
ply serve water or sodas. I know there
are several other folks who would be
interested in assisting on the admin-
istrative side (myself included).
In order to see if this would indeed be
a viable effort (or if my opinion of our
townsfolk is totally wrong) I have set
up an electronic mailbox: GulfportS-
coutHall@Yahoo.com.
If anyone is interested in volunteer-
ing, knows of some who could volun-
teer, or if you just want to have your
two cents counted, please send an
email to the noted address. On the
legal side, any information regarding
the legality of said effort would be ap-
preciated. I will keep folks posted as
to the content of the emails.
I know everyone is currently rushing
and bustling with the holidays, com-
ing up, but we aren't talking a seven
day schedule, after all.
I'm hoping to see a lot of activity in
this mail box. And I hope I am not dis-
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Many Thanks
Dear Editor: Mary O'Malley and
Lynda Shehan, founders and coordi-
nators of Get Rescued...in Gulfport,
an animal rescue fundraising orga-
nization, wish to thank those of you
who made our first annual luncheon
and fashion show fundraising event a
huge success.
Firstly, we are so thankful for the
beautiful weather on Sunday and
Lori Rosso and the Sea Breeze Manor
Bed & Breakfast Inn for hosting the
event. The event was a day of not only
wonderful food provided by Elements
Global Cuisine, exquisite fashions by
Can San, Nice, Adventures in Bra-
dyville, Sunny Bay Trading Co. and
original designs from the Interna-
tional School of Design in Tampa, it
was also a day to bring together great


friends within our beautiful city on
Boca Ciega Bay. Thanks to Rick Gil-
bert of Gulfport Florist for the table
decorations which were certainly en-
joyed by all.
Thanks to Reef Dog Gifts and Groom-
ing for providing the 'doggy fashions'
for approximately 20 dogs, goody
bags for each guest filled with items
such as a drink coupon from-Bellini's,
free manicure from A Perfect Ten
Nail Salon, prints donated by Beth
Armstrong, discount coupons from
Domain and Nice, doggy treats from
Bark & Browse and Reef Dog, neon
green Frisbee from Auntie Lynda's
Pet Sitting Services and more.
A huge thanks to all the volunteers
as the success of the event is always
in the hands of those who volunteer
to do the work. Thanks, Scotty for the
sound system, Save Our Strays Cat
Rescue for the raffle items, Coastal
Poodle and Jack Russell Rescue for
modeling and showing us the impor-
tance of rescue. Thank you, women of
the Chamber of Commerce and Coun-
cilwoman Mary Stull for your sup-
port.
We are so sorry if we missed any-
one as each and every person is more
important than you can ever imagine.
Sunday, December 2, the friends of
Gulfport made the world a little bet-
ter place to live. They will never know
how many lives that were touched by
their generosity. How proud we are
to call all of you friend and to live in
a city full of love and respect for all
mankind which includes the animals.
Lastly, thank you, Gabber, for always
covering our events. You enable us
to spread our cause from 100 people
attending our fundraising events to
hundreds who pick up and read your
publication weekly.
Thank you, friends.
Mary O'Malley and Lynda Shehan



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Drivers Needed for
Road to Recovery
Cancer patients in the community
need help to get to chemotherapy and
radiation treatments. The American
Cancer Society's "Road to Recovery"
program is in need of volunteers who
are willing to drive cancer patients
to and from their life-saving cancer
treatments. Schedules are very flex-
ible.
"Since I do not own a car or have any
relatives within 600 miles, your vol-
unteer drivers and the transportation
service are the greatest. And since I
don't have to be anxious or nervous
about getting to my chemotherapy
treatments, it's. making a big differ-
ence in my health," says one cancer
patient undergoing chemotherapy.
Training, maps and directions are
provided to those who want to volun-
teer their time. Requirements include
having a safe driving record, a valid
driver's license and a vehicle that is
in good working condition.
For more information about being a
Road to Recovery volunteer, call Cindi
Crisci at 812-7028f

Suncoast Senior
Support Program
The Suncoast Senior Support Pro-
gram seeks caring volunteers to make
friendly home visits to senior clients.
in. Other volunteer opportunities
include driving clients to doctor ap-
pointments and assisting with social
gatherings. The program reimburses
volunteers for car mileage. Contact
Beverly Raymond, 552-2287.


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Sealift Command
Recruiters -for Military Sealift
Command (MSC) will be in the St.
Petersburg area recruiting for open
seagoing positions on December 12 at
the WorkNet Office, 901 34 Street S.
from 12-4 p.m.
Military Sealift Command trans-
ports equipment and supplies to U.S.
forces worldwide and is seeking to
fill several vacant Civilian Mariner
(CIVMAR) positions in the coming
months. Their seagoing positions


offer CIVMARS on-the-job training,
career advancement opportunities,
steady pay and federal benefits.
CIVMARS work in state-of-the-art
environments with excellent living
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they have the skills and experience to
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Come and join the Grand Celebra-
tion on December 7 for the Expan-
sion of Gulfport Art Walk.
December 7 will usher in the new
and expanded Art Walks in Gulfport.
Thirty new 'artist pads' have been
added to the superstructure of Beach
Boulevard as a permanent placement
for vendors. These brick pavers will
now also provide electricity to artists
showing their craft and the 'lighted
village' will be premiered to unify the


full block.
This is a perfect opportunity to kick
off your holiday shopping and enjoy
the eclectic and unique gift oppor-
tunities that abound from 6-10 p.m.
Restaurants up and down Beach and
Shore Boulevards will be open to
whet your appetites.
A ribbon cutting celebration com-
plete with live music, Santa and
snow will be at the corner of Beach
and Shore Boulevards. At 7 p.m. rep-
resentatives from the city, Gulfport
Merchants Association and Gulfport


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Code Enforcement
Starting this month Gulfport Code
Enforcement will move to Section
Four, also known as the Art District.
The Art District generally extends
south from Gulfport Boulevard to
the water and east from 49th Street
to 58th and 59th Streets South. To
review the Code Enfdrcement Activi-
ties document or get more detailed
information and a map of the code
enforcement areas, please visit the
special documents section of the city's
website at www.ci.gulfport.fl.us.

Gulfport Artists Get
Venue at Town Shores
A new outlet to display the creative
works of Gulfport's local artists and
crafters has arrived at Town Shores
Plaza. Located. in the front area of
Kohl & Child...for hair is a virtual
wonderland of holiday gift ideas.
Local artists including Lota Foster,
the Wileys, Ray Shy, Kenn Dick and
Diane Kim 'deck the halls' for the
holidays. Stop by the holiday bou-
tique at Town Shores Plaza, 5804 28
Avenue S. in Gulfport and sign up
for the 1st Annual Cookie and Candy
Exchange set for December 19.

Holiday Pet Festival
and Adoptathon
Join SPOT and the City of St.
Petersburg Parks & Recreation to
find homes for the holidays for cats
and dogs from local rescue groups!
Festival activities include photos
with Santa, pet costume contest,
canine massage, nail trimming,
agility demonstration, pet products,
arts and crafts and more.. Saturday,
December 8 from 9-1 p.m. at the
Azalea Recreation Park located at
1600 72 Street N. in St. Petersburg.
For more information contact SPOT
at 545-3463 or visit www.SPOTusa.
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Explore the Art of
Boat Building
The Studio@620, in collaboration
with the Florida Maritime Museum
of Cortez, presents "The Water is
Wide: the Art of Boat Building", a
multi-disciplinary celebration of the
rich heritage of boat building on the
West Coast of Florida.
The Water is Wide project aims to
generate awareness of the heritage of
boats and art of boat building among
audiences of all ages. This month-
long event will include an exhibit
with special guest curator Charley
Morgan, renowned boat builder and
sailer; demonstrations of both histor-
ic wooden boat building and contem-
porary boat design; model building
events; lectures; children's program-
ming including hands-on demonstra-
tions; a theatrical event; and perfor-
mances of "music of the seas".
The project will run through
December 15. The location is 620
First Avenue So. in St. Petersburg.
Learn more at www.thestudioat620.
org.


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Share Your
Patriotism
Little Hometown Soldiers is in need
of a producer/songwriter to work
with a new group of teens and young
adults to help them compose patri-
otic contemporary songs. Call Elaine
at 327-5992 or visit www.littlehome-
townsoldiers.org.

Juniors Golf and
Tennis Winter Camps
The City of Treasure Island will
be offering golf and tennis camps
for juniors, ages six years of age
and older, at its Treasure Bay Golf
and Tennis facility, 10315 Paradise
Boulevard in Treasure Island. Both


camps will be held from 9 a. m. to
noon from Wednesday, December
26 through Friday, January 4. The
fees for the camps are $20 per day
per child, which includes instruc-
tion and snacks. Pre-registration is
preferred as camps are limited. For
additional information or to register,
please call Treasure Bay at 360-6062.

Sons of Italy
Spaghetti Dinner
Sons of Italy, 2500 34 Street S., has
a spaghetti dinner every Monday
night from 4-8 p.m. All you can eat
spaghetti dinner includes two meat
balls, salad, bread and coffee. Dona-
tion of $6 per person. Public invited.
Call 323-2691.


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Crime Prevention Tips
The following information was
found on the Florida Police Chiefs
Association web site and is provided
for you by the Gulfport CAP (Crime
Awareness & Prevention). Gulfport
CAP meetings are held the second
Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at
the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 28
Avenue S. The next meeting will be
held on December 10.
Be alert when you are out and about.
There is safety in numbers. Go out
with friends or family, not alone.


Always, carry your purse close to
your body, do not allow it to dangle
by the straps. Place your wallet in an
inside coat or front pants pocket.
Don't carry credit cards you don't
need or large amounts of cash.
Use direct deposit for Social Security
and other regular checks.
Whether you're a passenger or driv-
er, keep your car doors locked. Be
particularly alert in parking lots and
garages. If possible, park in m well
lighted area near an entrance.
Sit close to the driver or near the
exit while riding the bus, train, or


FIBROMYALGIA


Do you suffer from widespread

musculoskeletal aching and fatigue?
The Clinical Research Group of St. Petersburg, Inc.
is currently conducting a research study to determine
how well an investigational medication
taken at night for fibromyalgia may
relieve your pain.


You Must:
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aches and pains for at


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receive study related medical care, study related medication,
and study related testing all at no cost. Participants may also
receive compensation for their time and travel up to $900.00.
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Neil T. Feldman, M.D., Medical Director


subway.
If someone or something makes
you uneasy, trust your instincts and
leave.
We hope to see you at an upcoming
meeting! For more information on
Gulfport CAP, contact Ernie Stone at
278-9277 or Jeri Reed at 327-3509 or
email us at Jrvolunteer@aol.com.

Women for Sobriety
A self-help group for women with
drinking problems is held on Satur-
days at 9:45 a.m. at the Peninsula
Inn and Spa, 2937 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport. The group will learn and
practice the "New Life" program from
Women for Sobriety, a national self-
help program for women.
The "New Life" program teaches
women ways in which to cope with
life's problems. Women learn ways
to feel good about themselves. This
program recognizes that women al-
coholics' biggest need in recovery is
to find self-worth and self-esteem to
overcome the debilitating feelings of
guilt.
Women for Sobriety has self-
help groups all across the coun-
try, helping women to recover
from the devastation of alcoholism.
To join this group call Joanie Clarkin
at 347-3687. To receive the program
literature, send a self-addressed
stamped business size envelope to
the national office at WFS, Inc., POB
618, Quakertown, PA 18951-0618.

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All Boaters Welcome
The City of St. Pete Beach and the
City of South Pasadena 2007 Holiday
Lighted Boat Parade is December 8
starting at Merry Pier at 5:15 p.m.
Come cruise in protected waters
through Boca Ciega Bay. There will
be cash and great prizes for three dif-
ferent categories and Best of Show.
An entry fee of $50 will be collected to
benefit Sailability of Greater Tampa
Bay, Inc., a 501(c) 3 charitable orga-
nization that trains the disabled to
sail.
A mandatory Captain's meeting will
be held on Thursday, December 6 at
7 p.m. at the Don Vista building, 330
Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
and hosted by Captain Dan Peretz.
An Awards Ceremony will beheld
on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at
the new St. Pete Beach Community
Center at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive in
St. Pete Beach.
For more information, please con-
tact Nancy Doyal, St. Pete Beach
Recreation, at 363-2144.

Christmas Boat Parade
A Christmas boat parade and
holiday celebration is scheduled for
Sunday, December 9 at the Treasure
Island Tennis and Yacht Club, 400
Treasure Island Causeway. The cel-
ebration begins at 4:30 p.m. with
the boat parade leaving the Yacht
Club at 6:20 p.m. Bring a new toy to
the Recreation Department at City
Hall or Treasure Bay on Paradise
Boulevard through December 7 to
receive a pass to watch the parade
from a spectacular vantage point and
to participate in the events at the
Yacht Club. The toys will be donated
to the Christmas Toy Shop Project,
Inc. Holiday music and complimen-
tary hot dogs, chowder, hot cider and
cookies will be served poolside. Santa
will make an appearance. Rain date
is Monday, December 10. For more
information call the Yacht Club at
367-4511.


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Chris Matthews to
Speak at Stetson
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris
Matthews will deliver the com-
mencement address to 92 Stetson
University College of Law graduates
scheduled to walk in ceremonies on
the Gulfport, Fla., campus on Dec.
15. Graduation will begin at 2 p.m.
in the courtyard at 1401 61st St. S.
Matthews is a television news an-
chor who has distinguished himself
as a broadcast journalist, newspaper
bureau chief, Presidential speech-
writer, and best-selling author. He
is also a regular commentator on


NBC's "Today" show. Matthews has
been a visiting fellow at Harvard
University's John F. Kennedy School
of Government, Institute of Politics.
Eleven students have earned both
an M.B.A. and a J.D. degree. Five
part-time students have earned a
J.D. degree and four students have
earned masters of law degrees.
Among this year's outstanding
Stetson law graduates are:
Blake Gaylord, Tampa native,
served as a U.S. Army captain in
Operations Enduring Freedom in
Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom in
Iraq;
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Student Association president, grad-
uating with dual J.D./M.B.A. degree;
and
Emily Morgan, speech-language pa-
thologist and award-winning moot
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resolution board mediation team
member.

Juniors Golf and
Tennis Winter Camps
The City of Treasure Island will
be offering golf and tennis camps
for juniors, ages six years of age
and older, at its Treasure Bay Golf
and Tennis facility, 10315 Paradise
Boulevard in Treasure Island. Both
camps will be held from 9 a. m. to
noon from Wednesday, December 26
through Friday, January 4. The fees
for the camps are $20 per day per
child, which includes instruction and
snacks. Pre-registration is preferred
as camps are limited. For additional
information or to register, please call
Treasure Bay at 360-6062.

Series Directed Toward
Minority Women
Resource Center for Women (RCW)
will offer Career Planning Strategies
for Minority Women. These series of
free classes are geared specifically to
minority women who are currently
unemployed, looking for a career
change or seeking strategies that
will help the move up or find success
in their current positions. All women
are welcome to attend. Seating is
limited.
To register for the next series of class-
es, call Jo Ann Nesbitt at the Enoch
Davis Center site, 1111 18 Avenue S.
in St. Petersburg at 893-7134.

Linus of Gulfport
Linus of Gulfport has moved to
Gulfport Presbyterian,Church, 5312
27th Ave. So. in the main social hall
every Thursday from 10-noon. They
make bonnets, blankets and boo-
ties, etc. for premature babies at
All Children's Hospital and Bay-
front Hospital. To help, call "Sam" at
322-0859.


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Salvation Army
Needs Donations
The Salvation Army St. Petersburg
Emergency Shelter is in need of food
and toiletry items to provide to needy
individuals and families.
Items needed include meats, mashed
potatoes, salt, butter, sugar, tooth
paste, disposable razors, soap, mouth
wash, hand combs, shampoo, tissue
packets, hand lotion, insect repellent
and sunscreen.
The Salvation Army's social services
encompass a wide range of programs
to help individuals and families over-
come daunting obstacles. The Salva-
tion Army's grand design in social
work has always been one of em-
powerment, enabling those in need
to change their life's circumstances
and overcome challenges that stand
in their way. Services include emer-
gency assistance, self-sufficiency pro-
gramming, counseling, referral ser-
vices and much more.
The Salvation Army St. Petersburg
Area Command's Red Shield Lodge
Emergency and Long Term Shelter
is located at 1400 Fourth Street S.
in St. Petersburg. Bulk donations
may be picked up by Salvation Army
personnel. Individuals wishing to do-
nate items listed above may drop off
the items at the shelter.
For more information, call The
Salvation Army St. Petersburg Area
Command at 550-8080.

St. Petersburg
Writers' Club
Anyone interested in writing,
whether a seasoned professiQnal or
a beginner, is welcome to attend a
meeting of the St. Petersburg Writ-
ers' Club, the oldest writers' group in
Pinellas County.
The club meets- on the first and
third Thursdays of the month from
6-9 p.m. in Room 121 of the West
St. Petersburg Community Library,
Ninth and 66th Streets, adjacent to
St. Petersburg College.
For more information, call Mar-
tha Dupes at 736-3355, Pat First at
397-8833 or the library desk at
341-7199.


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Help Deliver
Meals in Gulfport
Volunteers are desperately need-
ed to deliver hot, nutritious meals
to the homebound in the Gulfport
area. Volunteering for the Neigh-
borly Meals on Wheels program is
a hands-on, front line experience. If
you have 1-1/2 hours midday to help,
you could make a real difference in
someone's life. Meals are picked up
at the Gulfport Multipurpose Cen-
ter, 5501 27th Ave. So. in Gulfport


and delivered in that area.
Please call Pat Hofstadter at
573-9444, ext. 291 to start helping
your community today.

Consign Your Art
Artists. needed for consignment
art-new coffee house "George's Java
House" located in downtown St Pete.
70% payment to artist. Contact
Dottie at 327-4505.


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On Wednesday, No- -- ...
member 28 a piece
of Gulfport's history __
was officially dedi- 4 n ,
cated. The entire cur-
rent student body of
Gulfport Elementary
School posed in front
of the historic arch,
which was preserved a. E i
after the original el- -slm .
ementary school was
torn down, for a photo. .......e
which will appear in
the lobby. The official dedication ceremony included the unveiling of a new plaque
which reads "Though this arch passed generations of Gulfport's children." It was
a ceremony a long time in the making.
"We [the city's Preservation Committee and other interested citizens] begged
the school board to save some portion of the old elementary school when it was de-
molished in 2002," said Lynne Brown, local historian. "Actually, long before that,
the council petitioned the school board that-among other things-a monument be
created from an existing portion of the school archway that is allowed to remain
with a plaque.
"It was a tricky job to preserve the arch without damaging it, and the construc-
tion workers found another similar one and practiced on that. Even as they were
doing it, they gave it only a 50-50 chance of succeeding. It's really thanks to
Emmett Walsh that we have it today-he stayed on their case until it was done-
though several others, particularly John Milford and Mary Atkinson, worked very
hard to see that the arch got saved," said Brown, adding, "I also managed to locate
the 1926 bronze plaque, thanks to City Manager Tom Brobeil, who tripped over
it while it was being used as a doorstop at the school. It will be returned to its
original position on the arch."
The school, built in 1926 around the original 1913 building, was from the earliest
days onward the center of the community. Among those who "passed through" the
arch are Gulfport's Mayor Michael Yakes, council member Bob Worthington, and
Director of Leisure Services Jim O'Reilly.


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Care Residents
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program is a volunteer program ad-
ministered by the Florida Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs. The program
advocates for those living in nursing
homes and assisted living facilities
by investigating complaints concern-
ing their safety and welfare. It also
conducts annual assessments to en-
sure facilities are properly licensed
and in compliance with state laws.
Anyone may apply to volunteer.
The program needs expertise of ex-
perienced dietitians, pharmacists,
elder law attorneys, social workers,
nurses, physicians, teachers, speak-
ers, government employees, adminis-
trators and accountants, etc. Retired
spousal duos and all professional
and cultural backgrounds are a plus.
Mileage and meal reimbursements
are provided at the state rate for of-
ficial ombudsman duties.
Call 1-888-831-0404 or online http://
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Saturday Art Mart
Pass-A-Grille Beach Art Mart, host-
ed by Suntan Art Center, will be held
on the patio in historic Pass-A-Grille
every Saturday from 8-2. Local artists
and artisans will sell photography,
fused glass objects, jewelry, paintings,
metal art, wooden chairs, furniture
and much more. Art Mart is located
between 10th and 9th Avenues on
Gulf Way across the street from the
well-known Hurricane Restaurant.
Call 363-2144 for more information.


Become an
Organ Donor
Do you know what it takes to be-
come an organ donor? The steps are
simple. Obtain the facts about dona-
tion, make a decision and tell your
family members that decision. You
could also choose to designate organ
donor on a driver license or carry a
donor card. Today nearly 88,000 peo-
ple wait for an organ that will save
their lives and hundreds of thou-
sands more could benefit from tissue
or cornea donation. Call LifeLink at
1-800-262-5775 to learn more.

Seniors Vs. Crime
The St. Petersburg Seniors vs. Crime
office is open Tuesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Seniors vs. Crime
helps people who have been victim-
ized by unfair business practices or
need help settling a dispute with a
business. We are located at 330 Fifth
Street N. in St. Petersburg. You
may also call and leave a message at
552-1807.


Foster
Grandparents Needed
Volunteers are needed to serve
as foster grandparents in schools
and children's programs in Pinel-
las County. These positions involve
mentoring and tutoring at-risk and
special needs young people. The ide-
al candidates enjoy spending their
time with children and helping them
succeed.
Foster grandparents must be 60
years old or older. They serve for 20


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Go! Book: Save Money, Help Charity


If you're the sort of person who
likes to eat out but doesn't
like dropping $50 for a simple
meal, Bob Marcus has solved your
problems with the Go! Fundraising
Coupon Book.
Go!, much like the Entertainment
Books sold by non-profits and local
bookstores, offers steep discounts
on local restaurants, services, and
attractions. Unlike it's pricier older
brother, though, it only costs five
dollars and it features restaurants
local to South Pinellas.
Marcus, a longtime resident who
publishes the quarterly Florida
InfoGuide, Tampa Bay's official guide
to the vacationeer, first envisioned
Go! when he wanted to help raise
money for Gulfport Little League.
He asked a few local restaurants to
agree to coupons, and he photocopied
a few pages together and sold them
and gave the proceeds to Gulfport
Little League. It didn't take a rocket
scientist to figure out he could print
the coupon books on a bigger scale
and make even more money for Little
League, so that's what he did. Today
Go! features over 60 restaurants,
services, and attractions and it's
selling more than ever.
Perhaps part of its success comes
from its low price, but people also like
it because Marcus has made a point
to ask advertisers to offer really good
deals. For example, not only can two
eat for the price of one at Savannah's
Cafe on Central Avenue, but all the
coupons in Go! have no time or day
restrictions on when you can get that
deal, and they don't expire until May
1, 2008. At O'Maddy's you can get
ohe entree or sandwich for half price
when you buy another one at the full
price. Go! features restaurants like
H.T. Kanes, Ferg's, Monster Pizza,
Herman T's, Tropical Smoothie,
Horse and Jockey, Subway,
Bennigan's, Reef, The Wharf, Papa
John's, and Beef O' Brady's.
As for attractions, you can save up
to $35 at Dolphin Landings Charter
Boat Center, get a half price ticket
at the Beach Theatre on St. Pete
Beach, and buy one ticket for the
St. Petersburg Ghost Tour and get
another for half price.
If you're not into spending a lot of


Bob Marcus wanted to help Gulfport L
Go! Fundraising Coupon Book. Now l
ey with the same book, which offers
money on coupons you may never
use- or even if you have the big
Entertainment Book and just want
to save money eating and playing
locally- Go! makes sense. At five
dollars, you may want to buy extras
for stocking stuffers- or even just to
eat on the cheap over and over and
over again.
Go! benefits the Gulfport Chamber
of Commerce and the Tampa Bay
Beaches Chamber, depending on
where you buy it. Each chamber
receives half the money from the
sales. You can also get Go! from
local schools, churches, and sports
leagues.
That's not all Bob Marcus has on
offer, though. As if he weren't busy
enough with Go! and the Florida
InfoGuide, he's started working with
Seriesse, the products developed by
Jennifer Flavin-Stallone, Sylvester
Stallone's wife. While she has created
a full skincare and cosmetic line
of products, she also has nutrient
and vitamin lines as well. Marcus
has started using these, and he has
grown so devoted to the product that
he recently became a consultant.
Paid Advertisement-


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little League raise money, so he created
ocal chambers of commerce raise mon-
leep discounts at local venues.
He's admittedly not a fan of any sort
of multilevel marketing, but so few
people in the area have discovered
Seriesse that he saw an opportunity
to get in on the top level of the
organization. Since it only cost him
$29 (and that's all it costs anyone)
and he knows that when it comes
to multilevel marketing, the people
at the top make the most money, he
jumped at a chance to be in on the
top level. To take a look at all the fine
products you can go to his website at
myseriesse.com/bobmarcus.
He's having a skincare
demonstration at Scrapbooking in
Paradise in the Pasadena Shopping
Center on December 12, where he'll
give away samples, offer wine and
other refreshments, and give away a
movie ticket and a free dinner at the
Compass Grill. Only 20 people can
come, so call early for reservations!
Bob Marcus
(727) 215-2005
FloridainfoGuide@Verizonmail.com





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Individual & Business Taxes Financial Planning
Bookkeeping IRS Problems Payroll Services


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322-0909 Fax: 322-0520




FREE
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with repair
453-8926
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2429 Central Ave.. Suite 201
St. Petersburg, FL. 33713
S727-490-1782
Trust & Estates* Divorce & Auto Accidents
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CNA PREP COURSE- Including Classroom &
Lab Skills, Taught By an RN. Monthly Classes,
Register Today. Call JSR Training, 727-327-

NEED HELP Will Shop, Housekeeping,
Cooking, Care for Elderly. Good References.
Reasonable Rates. All Individuals Have Had
Extensive Background Check. Call Rent-a-
Hand. Lic.# 5842. 727-347-3424.
58YR. OLD GULFPORT MAN-to Assist in
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Long or Short Term Help Available
Live-Ins Reasonable Rates
Companions Locally Owned
Homemakers State Licensed
Assistance w/everyday activities
BAY AREA CARE
Established 1984
cense #5969 (727) 424-1979 tollfree


Start Your Own Family
Child Care Business
Find out how to turn your love
for children into a living.
Call: 727-547-5758
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HOLIDAY HOUSE
CLEANING
Carpets, Windows or Just Thorough General
Cleaning. Serving St. Pete, Largo, Seminole,
The Beachse & South Pasadena Since 1980.
Free Estimates. 727-542-0555.
FANTASTIC CLEANING SERVICE!- De-
pendable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
aseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Weekly,
Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen,
385-6895.
SPARKLING CLEAN!!!- House/Office Clean-
ing, Experienced, References, Honest, Reli-
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WINDOW CLEANING! ODD JOBS! Home,
Office, Condo Cleaning, Free Estimates, Se-
nior Discounts. Call Squeegee Kleen, 727-
688-,4988.
"We don't cut corners...
We CLEAN them!"
Free Estimates! Lisa's Cleaning & Pet/Plant
Care & Organizing & Run Errands. Lisa at
727-898-2474 or LisaWidere@AOL.com
TAMMY'S CLEANING-Experienced & Hard-
working. References. I'll Do the Dirty Work for
You. 727-343-7458.
GOT MOLD?
GONE IN 24 HOURS!
Forever! Do it Yourself, Free Sample & Infor-
mation. Get Thieves, No Chemicals!
sandic798 @ aol.com.
727-251-4344.
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J C per room
$ 5W9 3 room min.
MAINTENANCE CLEANING
Truck Mount Steam
Extraction or Dry Clean
We clean windows, furniture,
tile & grout. Floors stripped & waxed
Commercial & Residential


Nancy Jimenez t
798-7079
Satisfaction Guaranteed
ior It Is FREE!
II Senior Discounts
Reasonable Rates
Hardworking
_j'.,r- Dependable Honest
N ,o I Ctc Office Cleaning Available
No Contracts Constructional Cleanouts


CATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE-St. Pete
Beach Resident. Houses, Apts., Condos.
Move-Outs. Weekly, Monthly. Free Estimates.
Cathy, 363-0253. Lic. # 20080562.

Campas
Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
38" '688"
Call For FREE ESTIMATE
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989


* Residential & Commercial
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Satisfaction Guaranteed Y I
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Licensed & Insured 895-2349




Call us for all your
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RG COMPUTER
Just in Time for the Holidays. The Original Pro-
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Home Computers. Setup, Installation, How-to-
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Will" for All Your Computer Needs. Service is
Guaranteed! Call Me, I Always Take Time to
Answer your Questions, Just Ask! Rick 727-
744-4508.


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Computer
Problems?
Tutoring?
Tired of high hourly rates
and too technical advice?
Call Eric at
727-526-3196
Only $45 per visit
(up to 4 hrs.)
I have time to listen, fix the problem the way
you want it done and help you get the most out
of your computer. Troubleshooting, installations,
upgrades, spyware & virus removal, Hardware
repairs, problem solving and tutoring at home
included. Customized computers for sale.
Friendly and reliable service, 7 days a week.
Free phone consultation M-F, 7:30-9AM

COMPUTER REPAIRS
Computer Running Slow? Crashing or Lock-
ing Up? We Do In-Home Repairs. No Job Too
Small No Fix, No Fee. Senior Discount. We
Guarantee Our Work. 20 Years Experience.
Free Estimates. Call ID-Net Today. Call Kip.
(727) 867-8436.
COMPUTER REPAIR- Tune-Up Your Old or
New Computer $40.Trust Me, Even New Units
Need to be Personally Motified. 368-8023.

AC ELECTRIC -727-345-3108. Over 30 years
experience. Residential & .Commercial. New
or remodel work, service upgrades, lightning
arrestors, fans and lighting installed. State Li-
cense #ER0007653.
Buy it. Sell it.
Gabber Classifieds Work!
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B&B ELECTRICAL
SOLUTIONS
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047


*Room Additions *Lightning Protection
*Fuses to Breakers *Mobile Homes
*Circuits Added *Phone Wiring
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Licensed
24 FREE ESTIMATES Bonded
Hour ff" f =,,,, Insured
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FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
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Semi-Retired Carpenter


Dependable Craftsmanship
at affordable Prices
Call Gus
644-6194 ort3211I7
HANDYMAN-Hundreds of Satisfied Custom-
ers. We Do Work Your Way. Small Job Spe-
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727-458-6636.
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Call for all types of Jobs. Lots of Satisfied Cus-
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Reasonable; Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
727-432-8369.
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Call Lisa D. 727-421-5257. Lic. and Insured.


Carl Marino
Commercial + Residential
All Your
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914-672-0140



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727. P.O. Box 4001
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731
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SPECIAL SALE
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Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts
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327-2100 /// 515-7509 cell /// 321-5717 eves
Padiula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
FLA. ST. CERT. #CBC-035154

Bedrooms Room
Baths Additions
Kitchens ', Porch
Storm Enclosures
Soffit &
Protection Fascia
Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
727-528-8979
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IMONAHAN ROOFING

Quality Work/Reasonable Prices
22 Years Local Experience
Repair or Replace
Great Warranties
I( 727) 319-9792
Licensed & Insured #RC0067399


Dennis Oberheu
Roofing
shingle & flat roofs, quality work,
28 years service, free estimates,
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727-322-8038

C & E CONSTRUCTION
STUCCO/PAINTING CO.
Specializing in New and Existing Homes. En-
tire Home or Repair Work. No job to Small
727-565-6602. Lic. #CRC1327256


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A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential,
Commercial. All Types, Shinge & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.














Quality Work for Affordable Prices. Bucaneer
Flooring, Inc. Call for Free Estimate. 727-776-
9663.
9663. &Isue CC573


Replace broken tile
Replace rotted wood
Shingle
Tile or Flat Roofs

S.O.S. Roofing,
727-541-6909


Hurricane Wind Mitigation
Residential Condominiums Commercial
Wind Mitigation Conlrarling
Irrpadt Windos <. & Dcior'
Rooting decking wall atachmnrit
Hurricane approved Siding/Soinel.
FEMA Flood Mitigalion

$5,000 State Grant Available for all
Home Owners

Donohue & Associates LLC
Call Kevin at 727-742-2291
kcdonohue@tampabay.rr.com

Licensed and Insured CGC1513233

New Construction
Affordable Additions
NSTRUCTION Master Suites
Hw.,ooQa.c"'""".. 2nd Floors


Residential Commercial
License# CG045137
(727) 214-8051

BBED CeNRETE SERWCESr


Bay Breeze Enterprises Inc
Commercial & Residential
FREE ESTIMATES
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Inc.
No Job To Big or Too Small
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C & E CONSTRUCTION-1 and 2 Story Ad-
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for a Free Estimate 727-565-6602 Lic.
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HAVETOOLSWILLTRAVEL- Carpentry Only.
The Original 20 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
entry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
oo Lic.#C5754, Insured. 821-9973.



Brinson Insurance Agency

Auto, Life, Health and Home Owners
Business and Personal
1830 49th St. So.


Bennie Brinson
Fax: (727) 328-9545


Tel: (727) 328-9878
Cell: (727) 215-3048


RELIABLE GARDENING-Landscape & Yard
Work by TJ. Let Me Plant Your Yard w/Fresh
Annuals for the Winter Season. Call 727-417-
3564.


BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
SPECIAL FREE
Clean ups & Stump Grinding ESTIMATES


Driveways
Paver Repair
Slabs


FRANK'S FLOOR RESTORATION- Don't
Miss Out on Our LOWEST PRICES of the
Year! Still Time for Holidays! Terrazzo, Tile,
Wood. 727-321-3396.


EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
Trees cleaned, elevated,
topped or removed
r Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Storm and roof protection
Lic.# 0700008985
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
JERRY'S LAWN SERVICE Not Happy with
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me. Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
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C oppolas Tree Service


Always discounted Rates For Gullport Residents.
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist
322-0890
Coppolas Hauling
Free Estimates
No Job Too Small
Cleanouts, Logs, Brush,
Appl., Furniture, Clean Lice
up for the Holidays! Li
Have 18yd Claw Trucks for all your h,


FREE
MULCH


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hauling needs


GREAT YARD WORK- Raking Leaves, Cl
Up Lots, Apartment Clean Outs, Gara
Trim Palm Trees, Tree Removal, Edging,
Call Sylvester, 460-8721.
BEN'S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE-FullI
Service, Sod, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn
stall X-mas Lights, Licensed Tree Surge
Insured, MC/Visa Accepted. 278-2848.

Seasonal
a con-up Tim.
Complete Tree Service
SSeriously Overgrown T
Yards Mowed
Make Sure Tree ULimbs Do Not Touch I
Your Roof! We can remove them.


SKIP'S MOVING- Pick Up & Deliver.

Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
CLEANOUTS & HAULING Apartment,
House, Garage, Warehouses, Yards. Truck &
Dump Trailer. Free Estimates. Call Jim, 365-
1481.

identical Hauling Services (Specializing in Con-
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Estimates. Licensed/Insured. 727-479-2357.

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PHIL'S PRESSURE
CLEANING/PAINTING
Residential/Commercial. Interior & Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.
PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING- Interior,
Exterior, Pressure washing. Owner Operated,
Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free Estimates,
Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing Contractor. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-


REPAIR SPECIALIST
Faucets Sewer & Drain
*Toilets Cleaning
Water Heaters Leak Repair 8
-U

LINGO'S PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs,
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-
9523.


7965. Since 1985. Will Beat Written Estimates! c ,
ean Call Anytime. 727-381-2057. 0
ges.

Free
, In- PLUMBING
eon, Ilterior/Exteror Senior Discount

321-4276
Emergency Service


we Treasure our customers.
FIEE ESTIMAES I
Justin Bardsley 727-644-.312
MASTERS PAINTING & DECORATING- In-
terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Quality Work Over 20 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.
BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
1088.


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Reasonable Rates
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Serving
* St. Pete Beaches
Lic.# CFC057034


Call Charlie

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Ho! Ho! Ho! \
Santa Claus is coming
to town!
To Arrange Your Visit B
Call Santa Today at
545-8686
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
TRAVELING HAIR-
DRESSER AVAILABLE
Licensed & Insured. Please jCall Lois at 522-
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Kenmore #301 2 bed/2bth comer unit w/carport, secure bldg $200,000
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NEW LISTING 5005 5th Ave S $169,000. 3Br/1,5Ba House
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6307 8th Av S $139,500
1701 58th St S $219,000 REDUCED
1214 55th St S $137,800
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Hardwood Floors; Coved
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Large Remodeled Home;
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2 Homes on One Lot!
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2- Story w/Gorgeous
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Lovely Pool Home with
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Grande QId Home w/Gleaming
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AMAZING PRICES!! Drastically Reduced!!
2 2BR/2BA Waterfront Condo's. 1 Completely
Remodeled and Furnished, the Other Start-
ed. Offered at $295,500 and $195,000. 7100
Sunshine Skyway Lane. 8th Floor Units w/
Screened Balconies. No Age Limits & Pets Al-
lowed. Colleen Feeley Hanko, RE/MAX Action
First, 727-459-5001.


This 2BR/2BA Waterfront Condo has Amazing
View of Boca Ciega Bay, Covered Parking, Ac-
tive 55+ Community, Clubhouse, Docks, Heat-
ed Pools, Tennis Courts, Laundry Facilities.
Walking Distance to Park w/Beach. Offered at
$215,000. 5980 Shore Blvd. So. #903 Diplo-
mat Building. Colleen Feeley, 7274-459-5001,
RE/MAX ACTION FIRST.


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FIXER UPPER REDUCED- 5th St. & 5th Ave.
No. 453 5th Ave. No. 2Story, Live Upstairs,
Storage/Workshop Below. No Flood Insurance
Required. $1-19,000. 727-345-2659.
FORCLOSURES- We have Forclosures We
Must Sell Fast! Rick Mitman/Greg Kryzwick,
RE/MAX ALLSTAR, 727-458-5511.
AFFORDABLE 2BR/1BA ST. PETE- Snow-
bird Sanctuary on 'Large Double Fenced Lot,
$105,000. Beth Taylor, Broker Associate,
MURPHY MATTHEWS 304-629-1212.


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MOTIVATED SELLER- Single Family Home,
4659 26th Ave. So. 3BR/2BA, 1248SF.
$159,900. Walking Distance to Marina, Lots of
Fruit Trees in Fenced Yard. Martha Simontis,
Realtor, 235-5940. WEICHERT REALTORS
CREDENTIAL.
OPEN SPACIOUS 4 OR 5BR/3BA- Pool
Home on Double Lot. Family Room w/Fire-
place & Den. l1side Laundry, Great for Large
Family or In-Law Suite. Walk to St. Pete Gen-
eral Hospital. $425,000. Margit Kaitar, MARIE
POWELL, 727-945-5634 or 643-5172.
NEW 3BR/2BA/1.5CG- Large Porch on Large
Lot. Reduced to $139,900. 1783 45th St. So.
727-458-7710.


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LANCASTER #415 2/2 deluxe end unit where incredible
waterviews abound. Furnished beautifully. All new:
Windows; C/H/A; flooring + much more. $220,000
HAMPTON 2/2 Deluxe, totally furnished, fabulous
condition, Hurricane Shutters. Too many upgrades to
mention. All you need is your suitcase. Gorgeous
$199,000
Lancaster 604 1 br deluxe, new kitchen & bath, laminate
flooring throughout. New windows. Beautiful waterviews.
$159,000
Nottingham 211 1 Br deluxe, beautifully furnished,
laundry same floor. Lots of water, many upgrades, covered
parking, great unit. $139,000
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LANCASTER #507 2/2 standard, many upgrades,
remodeled. $162,000
EMBASSY #7071/1.5 absolutely beautiful. Pet friendly.
Totally renovated. $245,000
NOTTINGHAM #611,1 Br deluxe, bonus room, gorgeous
views. New kitchen + Bath. Covered parking. Renter in
place for.6 months. Great Investment. $149,500


Ivanhoe 210 br delux- e P-"ipic views of
Pasadena Yacht (6t. Unbelieveably
priced at $135,000.
Ivanhoe 1 br deluxe, here we have a fabulous condo
with all new windows. annlijnes, renovated kitchen
& bath. View overlool jga Bay, pool, covered
parking. $160,000. Listed and contracted in 2 days.
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AVALON #2061 Br standard, turnkey, pet friendly. New
bathroom, new tile throughout. In mint condition.
Home warranty offered. $139,000
AVALON #1021 st floor 2/2 deluxe renovated. Park at
front door. $179,00. Reduced to $159,000.
Kenmore #405 2br/2ba, many upgrades in this
desirable secured bldg. Overlooks pool. Carport.
Furnished. $145,000
Chatham 405 1 Br deluxe. New kitchen & bath.
Done to perfection. This unit is
handicapped accessible. Pet
friendly. $132,500

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ST. PETERSBURG
COLLEGE AREA!
Beautiful 2BR/1 BA with Carport, Large Fenced
Yard w/Alley Access. Extra Fla. Room. Move-in
Ready! $134,900 Call Jim Tiernan with MARIE
POWELL & CO. 727-460-9352.
OFFICE BLDG.- 8400SF, No. Zephryhills &
5BR House w/Pool, Dade City. For Sale or
Trade for So. St. Pete Commercial Property.
352-567-7510.
FOR SALE OR LEASE OPTION- Spanish
Style 3/1, Dining Room, All Redone Top to
Bottom, C/H/A, Possible Owner Financing.
797-_rR_-1RIr


SUNDAY 1-4P.M.
5925 SHORE BLVD. SO.
Town Shores Lancaster #205. Great Water-
front Condo, Renovated Inside/Out. $139,900.
Below Assessed Value. Call Ika, 727-637-
2210.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4P.M.- 5925Shore
Blvd. So. #114 Lancaster Bldg. 2BR/2BA,
Beautiful Waterfront Condo. $212,000. Mi-
chael Schaffer Realtor, REALTY RESOURC-
ES, 727-409-1347.
2707 56TH ST. SO.- Open Sunday 1-4p.m.
2BR/2BA/1CG w/Large Florida Room. Many
Updates 2 Years, New. Includes Newm C/H/A;
Roof; Tile- Paint Inside & Out; Windows. W/D
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GULFPORT KEYWEST STYLE-Apt. Huge
(800sqft.) 1 BR/1 BA, Full Bath, Modern Tiled
Kitchen with New Appliances, Florida room,
Private courtyard, washer/dryer hook-up. CHA,
Sm. pet Ok, No Smoking in Apt. Annual lease,
Credit Check plus References. Drive by and
then call 727-384-2259 Available Now. $665/
Mo. W/G included 5626 1/2 Gulfport Blvd. S.
GULFPORT 2BR/1BA APT.- Near Casino,
Upstairs, Unfurnished, Tile, Tub & Shower,
Central A/C, W/W, No Pets. Credit Check.
$575/Mo. 1st & Deposit. 727-321-9202.
TYRONE AREA-3318 73rd St. Wo., 3BR/1BA,
Clean, CHA, Fenced, Pets?, Lease, $900/Mo.,
$900/Security, 727-347-1779.

WATERFRONT
APARTMENTS
Nice 2Br. Lovely Pool. Fishing Dock. Quiet &
Peaceful. 55+. No Dogs. $850. 859-426-0776
WATERFRONT CONDOS-1 Bedroom Un-
furnished, $700/Mo. Annual or Furnished
Seasonal Call for Rate. 2BR/2BA Seasonal.
Direct Waterview $2000/Mo. Both Only One
Car, Small Pet Ok. Call 727-686-3506.
ST. PETE BRICK HOME CORNER LOT 3Br/
2Ba, 2 car garage, CHA, wood floors, 500 sq.
ft. FLA rm. $1200/mo. 440 47th St. N 727-397-
0942.
CENTER OF ST. PETE BEACH- 73rd Ave,
Ground Floor 2BR in Duplex. Newly Fur-
nished, Plus TV. 55+, $850/Mo. Seasonal. Se-
curity. 367-5221
GULFPORT DUPLEX-Big Porch, 2BR/1BA,
CHA. Ceiling fans, Ceramic Tile $800/Mo. 1 st,
last & security. Smoke free, small pet nego-
tiable, WSG included, Available Jan. 1, 08
727-424-6085.
LIKE NEW!-Condo, 3001 58th Ave. So. 2BR/
2BA, New Carpet, Patio, Pool, Near 1-275 &
Eckerd College. $1,000/Mo. + Sec/Electric
727-656-9305.


Town Shores Waterfront
Seasonal Rental
2 BR, 2BA 2/covered parking.
Beautiful view, 4 pools and all
amenities. Small pet accepted.
Ready for immediate occupancy.
Call Sally @ 727-204-6767
All Stars Realty *

5901 & 5925 FAIRFIELD AVE SO. 1 & 2BR's
Available, C/H/A, WST Inlcuded. $200 Off
First Month's Rent. Broderick & Associates,
Inc. 727-544-1403.
www. broderickrealty.com
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.


GULFPORT 1/1 duplex $565 or cottage $625 both park like setting
MIDTOWN 1/1 Fourplex good location. Bus Line, Shopping $525
MEL-TAN 3br/lba CHA near shopping and Midtown SPC ONLY $695
THE WAVE CONDO 1/1 $650 2/1.5 $850 Pool, Laundry, Weight Rm
ST ANTHONY 3br/1.5ba 1930's 2 story charm Modern upgrades $1065
KAPOK GRAND 2br/2.5ba/lcar Town Home on pond, full amenities $1425
TWO BEDRM HOUSES Starting @ $560 per month low application fee
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St Pete Beach Home
Walk to Beach, Movies,
Restaurants. Totally
Renovated. 3Br/2Ba +
Screened Porch. $1200/mo.
435 79th Ave.
727-698-0051


NEWLY RENOVATED
2BR/1BA House. Large Screened Porch,
Shade Trees. Lawn Service Included, W/D
Hook-up. $950/Mo. 1st/last and $800/Security
727-638-8540.
NORTH SIDE 3BR/2BA/1CG-Rent or Lease
Option. Brand New, Vaulted Ceilings, Central-
ly Located, Dead End St. Quiet Neighborhood.
$1100/Mo. Lynn 727-323-4546.
ROOMMATE WANTED- $495/Mo. & Secu-
rity, Year Lease. Share 3/1.5 Home with Extra
Space. Shady Large Lot. Responsible Adult
M/F, Call 727-343-0405, 1-678-462-2299.

BEAUTIFUL LARGE
GULFPORT DUPLEX
CHA, Brand New Carpet/Paint, Covered Patio,
Carport/Large Garage, W/D Hookups. Lawn
Care Included.$780/mo. 727-657-1259.
ANNUAL WATERFRONT 2Br/2Ba, Point
Brittany, 55+, Gated Community, 11th Floor,
Great Water View, Furnished or Unfurnished,
$1300/Mo. First/Last/Security. Best Beach
Rentals, 398-1200.
ST PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excellent
Condition, Water Included. $550/Mo. So. Pas-
adena 1 BR Near Albertsons, Water Included,
Excellent Condition $595/Mo. 727-345-7036.

TOWN SHORES
Buckingham 2BR/2BA, Unfurnished, Annual.
Call Bill Sampson, Sr., R.W. CALDWELL, INC.
727-321-1212.

gI JlllJ;1;I ', I N M: 41 :iJ l:IoI>'I
3 Bedroom, 2 bath spacious home with a great remodeled kitchen.
Central heat and air, open family room, and backyard patio. There is a
built-in barbeque with a refregarator. Also a nice view of the dock and
water from the patio area. Highly polished terrazzo floors throughout!
A must see at $1800.00 per month plus deposit. Call Property Owners
ofSt Petersburg, Inc. 727-363-1074Askfor Pat Cavanaugh The home
is located off Treasure Island Causeway at 79th St S. Home has nice
landscaping and circular driveway. Look for rental sign!




LARGE 2BR HOUSE-CHA with Laundry
hook-up. Includes Lawn Maintenance, Cable
and Trash. Small Pet Allowed. Walk to Beach
and Shopping. Annual lease $975/Mo. 727-
543-5937.


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ST. PETE BEACH APT.- 1/1, Everything
Close. All New Inside. Annual Lease, Small
Pet Allowed. $650/Mo. Includes W/S/G & Ca-
ble. 727-543-5937.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 2400sq.ft.,
4BR/3BA, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors and
Ceramic tile Bath, Beautifully Landscaped.
$1495/Mo +Security. 2413 54th St. S. Avail
Now. 727-510-8538.
HISTORIC KENWOOD FOUR-PLEX-Large
Renovated 2BR's Available. 1330 SF, Bot-
tom Floor, $980/Mo. For Pics, Details & Other
Rentals www.kenwood-four-plex.com
727-324-3965 or 727-692-3401.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2419 58th St. S. 2BR/
1 BA, Porch, CHA, $685/Mo. Plus Utilities/Se-
curity, Lawn Maintenance Included. No Big
Dogs, No Smoking. Available Now! 727-343-
4930.
1BR DUPLEX- Ceramic Tile New Cabinets,
New Appliances, Very Nice. '$660/Mo. & Utili-
ties. 5710B 19th Ave. So. 727-328-1989 after
4p.m.
SWEET LITTLE STUDIO APT-In Garden Set-
ting, Short Walk to Art Village, Beach, $480/Mo
+ Utilities, Security/References Unfurnished.
Call Ciara, 321-1786.
GULFPORT LIVING
Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. C/H/A, Tile & Car-
pet, Patio. W/S/G Paid. Small Pet OK. $860/
Mo. & $800 Deposit. 727-647-0331.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. (727)867-0070.
ROOMMATE WANTED- Gated Community,
$700/Mo. Includes Utilities. $300 Deposit.
Non-Smoker, No Pets. 727-515-5003, 727-
709-5503.
T. PETE BEACH-Studio Apt. (69th Ave/Sun-
set Blvd. area). Hard Tile Floors, Free Parking.
Near Beach, Shops & Bus. $595/Mo. Plus Se-
curity 727-345-1367.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Efficiencies $450-
$475Mo. And 1BR's from $500-$600/Mo. New-
ly Renovated. St. Pete and Gulfport Locations
Available 727-804-5596.
FREE RENT IN DEC.-Large 800sqft 1BR Apt.
Tyrone area. CHA, Screened Front Porch.
$750/Mo. Includes W/G & Washer/Dryer,
Cat Friendly. Deposit Moves you In! 727-642-
4009.
S. PASADENA CHATEAU TOWER- 6th floor.
1BR/1.5BA, Brand new renovation, many
amenities and view! $895/mo. Sorry, No Pets.
1-800-527-8538
TOWNSHORES 55+ 1BR CONDO- 1000 SF,
Carport, All Amenities & Marina. Must See!
$750/Mo. Call Chance, 727-424-4125.
CUTE 1BR IN ART DISTRICT-Looks out into
Trees/Beautiful Yard. Includes Water with W/
D in Apartment. Kitty Friendly $675/Mo. 727-
215-0559. 3014 Beach Blvd S. #3.
2/2 WATERFRONT GULF-View, Corner Unit,
.Pool & Fitness Center, 24-Hour Security,
Available Jan. 1st., Call to See. 727-367-9052
or 813-766-7172.
GULFPORT KAYAK INCLUDED-Sweet
2BR/1BA House by Bay/Marina w/detached
garage, clean, freshly painted interior, Big
windows, Storage space, Great eat-in kitchen,
Trees,, $900/Mo. 727-327-3396.


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S. PASADENA CHATEAU TOWERS-2BR/
2BA, Balcony, Waterfront, Pool, Spa, Sauna,
Fitness Center, Newly Painted, Covered Park-
ing $1050/Mo. (Unfurnished). 727-347-0909,
804-8546.
TREASURE ISLAND YACHT-Club Condo.
1 BR/1.5BA, W/D, Cable. $750/Mo. Yearly plus
1st & last 727-343-5500 Call after 5pm.
6100 GULFPORT BLVD. UNIT 115A- AVAIL-
ABLE IMMEDIATELY 2BR/1 BA, Gated Con-
do w/Pool. $1150/Mo. 3 Year New Remodel.
Across from Stetson. Call David, 727-244-
0989.
1766 40TH ST. S.-Large 2BR +, 1BA, W/D
Hook-ups, wall A/C H/C, Carport $650/Mo.
plus Security. No Pets/Drugs 727-804-8674.



FOR RENT
Madeira Beach


1 BR / 1BTH
$645 MONTH


CALL ROB!
727-417-6915


coquinaplace.com


2707 56TH ST. SO.- Open for Viewing Sunday
1-4p.m. 2BR/2BA/1CG w/Large Florida Room.
1200SF, Many Updates 2 Years New. C/H/A,
W/D Hookup. $1000/Mo. Call Dave, 727-244-
0989.

5587 58th St N
2Br/2Ba/2CG, CHA, No Pets,
$995/mo. Rent

800-940-9044

813-684-3399

GULFPORT BUNGALOW CLASSIC- 2/1 w/
Office Area, C/H/A, W/D @ 5708 23rd Ave. So.
727-418-7272.
GULFPORT, 5019 #4 29TH AVE. SO.-(Up-
stairs), 2/1, New Kitchen & Hardwood Floors.
Coin W/D on site. $695/Mo. + $400 Security
Includes Water. 742-5140.
ST. PETE- 1260 70th St. N. 1Br/1Ba. Backs
to Pinellas Trail. 1 mile to Tyrone Mall. New
carpet/paint First month free. $625. 727-776-
571.5
WATERFRONT, GULFPORT- Newly Remod-
eled & updated, 55+. Ground Level, 1BR/1BA,
Condo, Annual Rental $700/Mo. Seasonal
$1000/Mo. Security Deposit Required, No
Pets. 813-240-4314.
PONCE DE LEON- 3320 33rd St. No. 2BR/
1 BA Duplex. C/H/A, W/D Hookup, Tile Floors,
Diswasher/Disposal. $750/Mo. & Deposit. 813-
785-5855.
3BR/1BA HOUSE- Tyrone Area, Sun Room,
Fenced Yard. $1100/Mo. 1st, Last, Security.
Available Jan 1st. 727-455-0304.


GULFPORT DUPLEX-Great Location, Two
Blocks From Library, Senior Center & Art Dis-
trict. 2BR/1BA, CHA, Washer/Dryer, Covered
Parking. $625Mo. + $625/Security. Lawn Main-
tenance Included, Call 727-321-3238 Leave
Message.
2725 54TH ST. SO. APT 3.- Upstairs 1BR,
Across from Dog Park. $600/Mo, $500 Secu-
rity Includes Water. 452-5942.
2BR/2BA CONDO- So. Pasadena. Commu-
nity Pool & Clubhouse. Beautiful Ceramic Tile,
New Carpet & Paint. $875/Mo. 727-374-3092.


ST. PETE BEACH- Steps from Beach. New
Upscale Renovations, Private, 1/1 & Studio.
Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal. Everything Close!
727-688-4721, 727-363-1430.
ISLA DEL SOL-Water and Gulf Views. Totally
Furnished and Remodeled 1BR/1.5BA. Cov-
ered Parking, Heated Pool, Annual or Sea-
sonal 727-639-8316.


ROOMMATE WANTED-Male/Female. Fur-
nished Room, Quiet Neighborhood, Utilities
Included. $400/Mo. $150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885
ROOM- Non-Smoking Sober Person to Share
House with Privileges in Quiet Neighborhood
Near Gulfport. Off-Street Parking. No Pets.
$500/Mo. 727-374-3864.
LARGE ROOM- Private Entrance, Refrigera-
tor, Shower, Privileges, Furnished. Close to
Mall, So. Pasadena/Gulfport. No Smoking/
Pets. 727-347-9312 after 7:30p.m.
FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT- w/Kitchen
Privileges in my Gulfport Home. $120/wk. plus
Deposit, Share Utilities, Smoker OK. Available
Now. 727-239-2176.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Gulfport. Full House
Privileges. W/D, Fireplace, $350/Mo. All in-
cluded. $100/Security 727-366-4141.

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4 ... fc Call Gina at
Gabber
32 1 -6965
Deadline Tues. 5pm



OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE-6251 Park
Blvd. Prime Location with Over 55,000 Daily
.traffic count. Excellent Signage and Visibility.
Ample Parking. Ready for move-in. Ideal for
Medical or Law offices, but also Suitable for
any Professional Service Businesses. 550 or
1550 sqft. available. 727-501-6078.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE-For Lease.
Flex Office $100/Mo. Private Office from $250/
Mo. Free Internet & Conference Room. Great
Location. Ample Parking. Ideal for Indepen-
dent Professionals and Small Businesses.
3530 1st. Ave. No., St. Pete. 727-327-3500.
OFFICE RETAIL SPACE- 392-1440 SF. Prime
Madeira Beach Location. 2nd Highest Cause-
way Traffic Count in Pinellas. Ample Parking,
727-393-2090.


Buying or Refinancing?
*Speedy Loan approval
*Residential or Commercial
*In-house Processing & Underwriting


FINANCIAL
r.l:.. R GE -SER,. 1'E' : ... .-
(727) 322-0000
F- 888-603-5443
Susan Westerhoff



GULFPORT 3BR/2BA/2CG-Waterfront Dis-
trict. Built 2003. Large Lot, with Large above
Ground Pool and Hot Tub. Cathedral Ceilings.
$325,000 5830 23rd Ave. S. Lynn 727-323-
4546.


1847 Shore Dr. So. #219 So. Pasadena
3Br or 2Br + Den. 2.5 Bath. Very large living/dining
room. Large Florida Room. Large Kitchen w/Pantry.
Great Waterfront View! $349,999
Call Harvey 727-345-2802 for appt.



Villa Reduced Save on beautiful 2/2,
Florida room, carport. Now Only $144,900
Duplex Great area! Lovely 2BR ea. side,
lots of new updates. Roof, c/h/a, more.
$229,900.
www.tourtelotbrothers.com
J Mike Rossen
727-367-1408
Gary Smith
727-384-3434 727-510-3832
GREAT NORTHSIDE LOCATION-Priced
$25,000 below market value. High & Dry Diss-
ton Area. 2BR/2BA/2Carports, Spacious Fam-
ily Home. Large Screen room. Sprinkler Sys-
tem, Alley Access, Close to Everything. Seller
to install New Central System. Also will pay
1st year Homeowner's Insurance Premium
$129,900 727-215-2001.
BEAUTIFUL'WATERFRONT- 1/1 Pasadena!
Florida Room Overlooks Beautiful Water
& Pool. 55+, 3rd Floor-Elevator. Motivated
$155,000. LuAnn Posthoff, WARE REAL ES-
TATE, 439-5511.



3 Lots plus 1 house and Big Garage.
2 Lots are Buildable in Beautiful
Gulfport. Must Sell! Call for details.

Call 727-637-7579


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EMPLOYMENT
(727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830


HOME BASED BUSINESS- Earn Residual
Income in Wellness Industry, Low Investment,
Work from Home.
www.Health4Wealth.com/drdempsey
or Call 219-898-8718.
BUSINESS FOR SALE -Merle Norman Cos-
metics/Skin Care. Established 10 years at
great Tyrone location. Must sell. $65,000. 727-
688-7337.

PROPERTY GUARS (IN-HOUSE)- Large
Condo Complex near St. Pete Beach, Part
Time, 2nd Shift, Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon. Back-
ground Check & Drug Test Required. Call 727-
60-2751.
HAIRSYTLIST- Apply at 1135 Pasadena Ave.
Suite 101 Executive Bldg.
P/T 8 HRS MWF- General Maintenance, In-
cluding Pool for a Community Association.
Irrigation a Plus. Apply by Faxing Resume to
727-576-9605 or
e-mail resumes@rampartproperties.com
DFWP/EOE
CLEANING WOMAN WANTED 727-515-
7636
PROPERTY GUARD (IN-HOUSE)- Large
Condo Complex near St. Pete Beach, Part
Time, Sunday 7a.m.-3p.m., and be Available
to fill in All Three Shifts as Needed. This is a
great Position for a Retired Person. 727-360-
2751.


Your community paper


Gibber
Since 1968

321-6965
Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for over 37 years

HOUSEKEEPER- Large Condo Complex
Near St. Pete Beach, M-F, 7:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
Full Time, Benefits, Background Check & Drug
Test Required. 727-327-2751.


A4RP5
50+
Looking for Work?
547-0534
EXPERIENCED HAIR STYLIST- PT/FT,
Wanted to Work in Newly Renovated Salon,
Downtown St. Pete. Booth Rental & Commis-
sion Available. Great Atmosphere, Great Staff.
727-894-2623.
TAX PREPARER/OFFICE-Assistant. H & R
Block or Jackson Hewitt Tax Scpool Graduate
Preferred. 727-343-1398 Days or 727-418-
6488 Anytime.
68


Buying Cars for Cash!
All Cars Wanted!
Junkers Jewels!
Clunkers Gems!
All Cars Paid for in Cash
727-512-4371


2001 Ford
Ranger XLT
83K, Side Step Bed, CD, Runs Great
$6025
813-684-.ss99


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Deadline: Tuesday 5pm (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830









W. CLASSIFIED
Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830


$150 & UP! WE BUY CARS- Running or Not.
Cash Paid. Free Pickup. 328-8004

$170 & UP
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. Title or Not.
727-458-7710.
.1996 DODGE STRATUS-Automatic, A/C,
Keyless Entry, 86,000 miles, Good Condition.
$2000. 727-688-9565.
2000 LINCOLN TOWN-Car Loaded. C/D
Changer, Lumbar, Seat Memory, Chrome
Package. Excellent Shape! 65,000 miles, ask-
ing $8900.727-365-7461.
ALL JUNK VEHICLES WANTED- Cars$
rucks$, Vans$ Complete or Parts, Running/
Not. FAST CASH, FAST PICKUP. Call Now for
Prices. 727-481-0282.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR-1988, Extra Clean,
Good Tires, Runs Great, $675. 727-345-5378.
VAN PARTS Ford, '86 Grille $35. Radiator V8
Automatic $35 exchange. Bucket seats, cloth
$35/pr. 727-641-3222.


SUNK BEDS NEW-Condition. Computer
Desk. Large Table w/Chairs. Antique Dresser
w/Mirror. Crosley Wringer Washer. Other Fur-
niture. 727-347-5470.
5 PIECE WROUGHT IRON/WICKER- Glass-
top Dinette Set. $200. 727-289-2555.
LOFTBED- with Attached Desk, Like New,
$150. Queen Mattress Set, $50. 727-481-
7653.
PUT YOUR AD ,HERE- Starting at $8 per is-
sue. Call 321-6965.


FREE LANDSCAPING GRANITE- 2" Rocks.
Approx. 2-3 Cubic Yards. You Load & Haul
Away. Easy Access. Call Brian at 727-776-
f7044.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
WE GO THERE! 321-6965
,GOLDEN POWER LIFT & Recliner Chair.
,Like New; Green High Back; Reduced to $400
o.b.o. 866-3452.
27' SAILING VESSEL-Owned by Mr. Walker,
.a 25' Bayliner Owned by Mr. Kellough and a
27' Sailing Trimaran Owned by Mr. Borg will be
,Sold to the High Bidder on Dec. 23rd 2007 at
,11:00am @ 235 15th Ave. S. St. Petersburg
SFl. 33701.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
.Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
;St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
;MOVING SALE-Permaguard Windows, Miami
Windows, Kitchen Cabinets, Dishwasher, Mini
Blinds, Inside and Outside Doors, Book Shelf,
.5317 9th Ave. S. 727-687-2973.
TROPICAL BAMBOO CURTAINS $35.00.
Fun In The Sun, 423 Corey Ave. Downtown St.
;Pete Beach. Open Daily

FREE WOODEN POOL DECK-You Remove.
Leave Message 727-345-3564.
Gabber December 6 December 12,


OTHER WORLDS
METAPHYSICAL SHOP
Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Huge Se-
lection of Jewelry just Arrived! Monday 10-6,
Tuesday-Friday, 10-7, Saturday 10-6.722 Pas-
adena Ave. So., 345-2800.
www.theotherworlds.com
Business is Great, Thank You!
THE BOOKLADY SAYS- It's Here! Ghost
Stories of Pinellas County. Small Adventures
Bookshop, 3107 Beach Blvd. 727-347-8732.
Closed Sunday & Monday.
WESLO CADENCE-EX 14 Treadmill. Like
New $90. Call After 6:00pm. 727-327-7375.

LOOKING FOR A GIFT?
For that Special Someone? Fine Jewelry &
Watches at Wholesale Prices.
Visit: christianastreasures.com

GREAT GIFTS FOR
THE HOLIDAYS
Christian Books, Bibles, Cd's & More. Unique
Gift Baskets, Too!
Visit: christianashopechest.com


OUTBOARD MOTOR- 4HP, 4 Stroke, Nissan
Tohatsu. Bought New 2/07, Has Built-in Tanks
& Port for Aux. Tanks. $800 o.b.o. 727-522-
5357.
BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE- Up to 50Ft. ABC
Marina, Madeira Beach. 727-393-2090.


1989 Carver Montego
25 Cruser(28 5 Overhaul 9.6 Beam
5 7 Mercruiser;,Alpha 1 Outdrive
Repowered I '06
C'H A. new 7 06
6 Gal Hot Water Heater 1/07
Jensen Stereo w 'CD & Remote
Recently Re-Upholstered
Camper Canvas Depth Sounder
Aft Cabin Transom Shower
Full Head w'Shower
Galley Windless Anchor
UHF Radio 36 Gal Water Cap
Bottom Painted 1 '07
Owners Manual & Maint Records
$16,000 w/Tandem Trailer
727-321-6907
Located P er 2 Slip 31 Guulport Marina


2007 18' FOUR WINNS- 3.0 Volvo I/O $17,500
Negotiable. 727-360-8541.
2007


YAMAHA FULL SIZE KEYBOARD- 100 Au-
thentic Voices, Many Pre-Set Characteristics/
Embelishments. Special Precision Voice, Each
Voice has Suitable Octive Range. Perfect Gift
for Beginner Group or Young Person. Priced
Right $79/No Tax. Toys R Us Price $169.95
plus Tax. 867-3627.


FISHING TACKLE WANTED- Cash Paid.
Reels, Rods, Tackle Boxes. New, Used or An-
tique. Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.

ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES
Buying Jewelry, Carnival Glass, Broken Jew-
elry, Coins, Paintings, Sterling, Pottery, Weller,
VanBriggle. Appraisals. Estate Services. John
Sutorius, 385-9721.

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AVAILABLE FOR OFFICE/-Computer Work
in my home. Book Keeping, W2's, Bill Paying.
Experience and References 727-546-1267.
USA GUITARS WANTED-Cash on the Spot.
Fair, Honest Senior. 367-3474.


DECEMBER 8TH 8:30-3P.M. Christmas
Items, Etc. 6327 1 st Ave. No.
STAINED GLASS & SUPPLIES-Tools, Plants,
Misc. 5825 23rd Ave. So. Friday, 8-2p.m.
SATURDAY 9-3P.M.- 4534 21st. Ave. So. Dell
Laptop, Ladies & Girls Clothes & Shoes. Sofa
& Other Furniture. Much More!
CARPORT SALE DEC. 8TH-8:00-12:00.
Town Shores Nottingham Bldg. 6075 Shore
Blvd. So. Linens, Furniture, Baked Good and
Much More!
SATURDAY 8-2P.M. 3 Families, Christmas,
Furniture, Clothing, Household. 5659 Shore
Blvd. So.


It's our favorite time
of year & it's near
Come celebrate with us at
Suzette's Antiques & Oddities Mall
Sat., Dec. 8th 6-10 pm
Food, wine & good cheer
350 Corey Ave. SPB 388-3381

MULTI-FAMILY SALE- Appliances, Computer
, Monitor, Furniture, Nice Men's, Women's,
Children's Clothing & Shoes. Kitchen Items..
Fri/Sat 8-5p.m. 4670 22nd Ave. So.
5706 TANGERINE AVE. S.-Sat. 9am. Lots of
Great Stuff!










CLASSIFIED
. Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830


MINI FLEA MARKET
Furniture, Household Items, Collectibles, Fish-
ing, Decor and More! Sunday Dec.. 9th, 8am-
1pm. 1700 66th St. N., S.W. Corner of 18th
Ave. in Front of Goin' Postal.
2501 56TH ST. S.-Sat. 9-3pm. Collectibles,
Clothing, Brass & Glass Display Unit, and
Much More!
MULTI-FAMILY- Sat. Dec 15th, 8a.m.-? 2710
48th St. So. Home Goods, Decorations, Fur-
niture, Appliances, Clothes, Shoes, Fossils &
Collectibles.
4760 1ST AVE. S.-Fri. & Sat. 9am.-? Vin-
tage Guitars, Horns, Americana, Western,
Civil War, Knives, Miniature Arms, Mini TV's,
Asiana, Costume Jewelry, Blues Jam.
MULTI FAMILY SALE-Mary Kay Products,
Purses, 100's of Clothes, X-mas Items and
Pool Table. 632 38th Ave. S. Sat. & Sun. 8am.-
6pm.
6023 GULFPORT BLVD.- 8-3pm, Sat/ Sun.
Xmas Decor, Lots More. New Stuff.
YARD SALE 520 71st Ave. St. Pete Beach,
Fri. 12/7, 8-3. Something for Everyone.
SATURDAY 9-3P.M. PASADENA- 6701 Bou-
gainvilla Ave. So. Small Boat, Tools, Motorcy-
cle Stuff, Fishing, Table Saw, TV Stand & Lots
of Misc. 2 Families.
3 FAMILY/MOVING SALE-1327 Wind chester
Rd. (off Tyrone) Fri. & Sat. 9am.-?
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE- Bargains a-
lore. 42nd St. and 18th Ave S. Sat. 12/8, 9-.
527 ZANESVILLE ST. S.-Sat. 8a.m.-1p.m.
Kids Clothing, Shoes, Toys, Household Items,
Exercise Equipment, Aquarium, Sugar Glider
& Much More!


FOUND KEYS- In Alley 2800 Block of 46th St.
So. Large Set, Winn Dixie Card Attached, Ford
Key. Call to Identify, 727-323-7200.
LOST 1 WOODEN OAR-with White Plas-
tic Paddle. Says Walker Bay. 6 1/2ft. Long. If
found call 252-646-1232.


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POWERFUL PRAYER TO 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 confirm 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 difficult. This prayer must be pub-
lished immediately after the favor is granted,
without mentioning the favor, only your initials
should appear at the bottom. T.T.D.
THANK-YOU ST. JUDE-For Prayers An-
swered. M.B.


POWERFUL PRAYER TO 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 confirm once again that I
never want tobe 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 difficult. This prayer must be pub-
lished immediately after the favor is granted,
without mentioning the favor, only your initials
should appear at the bottom. G.F.
THANK-YOU ST. JUDE-For Prayers An-
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