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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: December 13, 2007
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Health Screenings
Gulfport Senior Center
December 17
see page 2

Holiday Decoration
Contest Winners
see page 2

Free Picture
With Santa
see page 3

Gulfport
Investments Safe
see page 9

Music at Beach
Pavilion
see page 26

Gulfport Teen Night
see page 28

Chris Matthews
Speaks at Stetson
see page 29

Arts Calendar
see page 34

Turner Viewpoint
More on Scout Hall
see page 41

Letter to Santa
see page 46


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727-321-6965


Here's something ou don't -say much when you
write for a Florida paper:
Snow covered Beach Boulevard Friday night.
As part of the festivities honoring the improve-
ments along Beach Boulevard, the city trucked
in snow. After workers tossed out a few bales of
hay at the south end of Beach Boulevard, the
snow-making commenced. Men fed ice into a
large chipper-type machine, which turned it into
icy snow that soon covered the hay. Children
Stumbled through the snow, delighting in the
novelty of making snowballs and hitting adults
(including this reporter and The Gabber's test
dachshund, who both prefer sand, thank you
very much).
*A :J The City of Gulfport and the Merchants Asso-
*I ciation hosted a celebration to recognize the im-
i provements in the Waterfront District to include
new brick pavers and tiny twinkling tree lights.
Stephen Taylor, 5, was among many kids throwing The lights line trees along Beach Boulevard.
snowballs at unsuspecting adults.


Arrests Made in

Early Morning Fires
During the early morning hours of December 9,
Gulfport police officers responded to a series of small
fires that were suspicious. The first suspicious fire oc-
curred in an alley just north of the 5200 block of Gulfport
Boulevard at approximately 12:11 a.m. Within a half-
hour to 45 minutes, two other small fires were also
reported in the 5300 block of Tangerine Avenue S. and
the 5500 block of 20 Avenue S. One of these fires dam-
aged a small aluminum shed and burned several trees.
All of the fires appeared to be intentionally set.
A citizen observed one of the fires being set by a white
male juvenile who rode away from the scene on a BMX
style bicycle Police Officer Michael Marotta initiated
contact with two teenage males who were in the area,
riding bicycles and acting suspiciously. During this
contact, Officer Marotta developed information that
linked the two teenagers to the fires. The teenagers
were subsequently arrested.
James Hamilton, a 17-year-old resident of St.
Petersburg was arrested and' charged with one count
of arson and criminal mischief. The second juvenile
was charged with one count of criminal mischief.


Marine Costruction
Can Resume in Bay
Last month the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service (FWS) lifted the blanket
moratorium on marine construction
projects in Boca Ciega Bay. FWS is-
sued the moratorium over concerns
that increased boat traffic at a moor-
ing field would put additional mana-
tees at risk. FWS asked that local
governments implement additional
manatee protection measures before
it issued any additional permits for
marine construction.
FWS officials and Pinellas County
staff decided Boca Ciega Bay needs
additional protections for manatees.
Nicole Elko, the County's official re-
sponsible for marine matters, has
started developing proposals for ad-
ditional manatee protection.,
FWS advised Gulfport that they
may not approve some projects even
if additional manatee protection
measures are put into place.


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Health Screenings
Coming to Gulfport
Residents living in and around the
Gulfport and Treasure Island commu-
nities can be screened to reduce their
risk of having a stroke. The complete
screening package now includes a
new Heart Rhythm screening, check-
ing for irregular heartbeat which is a
major risk factor for stroke.
Life Line Screening will be at the
Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27
Avenue S. in Gulfport on December
17 and the Lions Beach House,
9300 West Gulf Boulevard in
Treasure Island on December 18.
Appointments will begin at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a "brain at-
tack," is ranked as the third leading
killer in the world.
Screenings are fast, painless and
affordable. They help identify poten-
tial health problems such as blocked
arteries and irregular heart rhythm,
abdominal aortic aneurysms, and
hardening of the arteries in the legs,
which is a strong predictor of heart
disease. A bone density screening to
assess osteoporosis risk is also of-
fered and is appropriate for both men


and women.
Register for a .Wellness Package
with Heart Rhythm for $149. All five
screenings take 60-90 minutes to
complete.
Call 1-800-324-1851 for reservations
and information on fees.

Many Thanks to
St. Vincents Thrift Shop
The City of Gulfport's GEMS
Minibus Program recently received a
$2,000 donation from the St. Vincents
Episcopal Thrift Shop (5124 Gulfport
Boulevard S.). This very generous
donation will pay the $50 GEMS
membership fees for 40 low-income
seniors. Anyone who has shopped
at the St. Vincents Thrift Shop dur-
ing the past year also helped make
this donation possible. So thanks to
the staff of St. Vincents Thrift Shop
and their customers for supporting
the City of Gulfport's door-to-door
transportation service for Gulfport
seniors. We wish all of you a Happy
Holiday season and a very prosper-
ous New Year!


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Holiday Decorations
Contest
A large number of entries were re-
ceived this season for the Holiday
Decorations Contest. Santa along
with a few of his elves ventured out on
that typical Florida winter evening,
Monday, December 10 and found
many wondrous wintry sights! All the
homes and businesses were glittering
with the Holiday spirit! The choice
was a difficult task for Santa and his
crew, as so many homes and business-
es really did a fantastic job!
The winners are General Theme:
Mark Dulabaum 2644 49 Street S.,
and for Commercial Theme: Reef
Dog Gifts & Grooming, 2020 Beach
Boulevard S. The other homes and
businesses that participated are: 5907
Pelican Bay Plaza S., 1801 58 Street
S., 5522 1'8 Avenue S., 5613 Newton
Avenue S., 5402 8 Avenue S., 5213 11
Avenue S., 5213 14 Avenue S., 5318
21 Avenue S., 2501 54 Street S., 5118
29 Avenue S., 2938 Beach Boulevard
S., 3037 Beach Boulevard S. and 3010
54 Street S.
Thank you to all that participated.
You truly brightened up Gulfport this
season!

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.


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since 1968
1419 49th Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
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Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.


Hometown Hero
Honored Today
St. Petersburg officials will honor
world sailing champion Ed Baird
as a "Hometown Hero" during the
Thursday, December 13 City Council
meeting, recognizing his role as
helmsman for the 2007 America's
Cup winner, the Swiss team's yacht
"Alinghi."
The public is invited to join Mayor
Rick Baker and St. Petersburg City
Council Members in a celebration
honoring Ed Baird. City officials will
present him with a proclamation, a
key to the city and other items dur-
ing the City Council meeting at
3 p.m.
The St. Petersburg native and 1976
Boca Ciega High School graduate got
his start at the St. Petersburg Sailing
Center.
Career highlights include being
a three-time Match Racing world
champion, including being the first
U.S. sailor to win the match racing
world title in 1995 and then again in
2003 and 2004; being named Rolex
Yachtsman of the Year in 1995; and


being J-24 World Champion in 1983
and Laser World Champion in 1980.
In addition, Ed was named Sailor
of the Week by US Sailing magazine
in July 2007. He is part of Boca Ciega
High School's Sports Hall of Fame.
He sailed in the 1976 Olympic tri-
als in the 470-class; finished fourth
in the 1984 Olympic trials for Solinig
class; and won the Laser and J-24
world titles and Soling class national
title in 1986.


Players Need a Piano
The Gulfport Community Players
is in desperate need of a good piano
(either a spinet, console or grand)
for use at its Backdoor Theater.
Donation of a piano is tax-deductible
under 501C3 as the Players is a non-
profit organization. Also acceptable
are cash donations with which to
purchase a piano.
If you would like to donate a piano
or contribute funds, please call Gil
Perlroth at 343-8560.


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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
The Post will be open on Christmas
day at 11 a.m. After you have opened
all your presents and filled up on din-
ner, join us for karaoke starting at
7 p.m. and the $1,000 drawing at
8 p.m.
Friday, December 14, dinner will
be baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $7.75.
The second entree will be roast pork,
mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable,
roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, December 15, we will be
serving roast beef, mashed potatoes,
gravy, vegetable, roll, butter and
dessert for $6.50. Dinners are served
from 5 to 7 p.m.
New Year's Eve tickets are on
sale now. They are $25 per person.
Dinner will be prime rib with all the
trimmings. Cost includes party hats
and favors and champagne at mid-
night. 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 cdn 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 for dancing and listen-
ing to the music offered by the best
band inl town.


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At The Gulfport Casino
5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070
Every Thursday
Beginners Steps 7-7:30pm
Weekly Combo 7:30-8:00pm
Music & Dancing 8-11pm eF
Admission $7.00
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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 progres-
sive cover-all games for $250. Join


us for an evening of fun and games.
We are located at 6440 Fifth
Avenue S. in St. Petersburg. The
phone number is 347-6085.

Charity Car Wash
Boca Ciega High School US Army
JROTC will hold a charity car wash
on Saturday, December 22 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 54th Avenue
Car Wash & Detailing Center, 6170
54 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.


Gulfport Municipal Election
The City of Gulfport Municipal Election of Councilmembers in Wards 1 and 3
will be held in conjunction with the Presidential Preference Primary Election
on January 29, 2008. The qualifying period for candidates ended at noon on
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 and at the close of qualifying the following candi-
dates will be placed on the ballot:

Ward 1 Ward 3
Rick P. Gilbert Angela L. Leiner
Judy Ryerson Robert E. "Bob" Worthington

The deadline to register to vote in this election is December 31, 2007. Please
contact the City Clerk at 727-893-1012 for more information.






















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Friday come get happy during happy
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have been

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about the burial benefits they will receive
through the Veterans Administration. I


Veterans Administration
Covers FREE of charge'
Burial Space 1? National
Cemetery
Opening & Closing of the burial
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Concrete graveliner (ir reqtif>d)
VA marker or headstone
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at 7 p.m. DJ Roger will be here for
our entertainment. Sunday it's food,
fun and football.
The Commander along with the
rest of the officers and members are
extremely proud of the 8th grade stu-
dents who entered the Patriots Pen
Essay contest. Two of the entrants
from Post 39 placed 1st and 2nd
at the district level. We wish them
luck as they proceed to the state
level. Thanks go out to everyone who
helped with this program.
Auxiliary member and Officer
Jeanne Kinnep works with a roundn of


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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You don't have lo leave home to need Auntie Lyndal
If you are arriving home late due to holiday shopping
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schedule with potty breaks and timely feedings.

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cerebral palsy people. She needs do-
- nations of watch bands, non-working
watches, clip on earrings and hats
for them. If you can help, drop by the
Post or call 327-8109.
Keep our troops in your prayers.
Stop by for a visit. We'll save you a
seat.


"The Journey"
Opens Tonight
Pasadena Community Church in
conjunction with Salerno Theater
is presenting "The Journey" on
December 13, 14 and 15. "The
Journey" is a musical theater expe-
rience 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 perfor-
mance.
Tickets are on sale now at Pasadena
Community Church, 227 70 Street
S. or on-line at www.pasadenacom-
munitychurch.org. Adults are $15
and children are $8.







Holiday Break at the
Recreation Center
Are you in need of child care 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
Recreation Center is the place for
you! We offer care from 7:45 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m. (extended care until
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 reg-
istration 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.


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 required customs form
and can assist in filling them out.
Central Avenue Pack Ship Print
Center is located at 7110 Central
Avenue in St. Petersburg. Call
345-8474.


Gulfport Women's
Softball League
The City of Gulfport Recreation
Division will have priority regis-
trations for teams currently, in the
league to participate in the 2008
Women's Winter Softball League
on December 17 20 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Open registrations for
outside teams will be on Friday,
December 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 10-game season will be played
on Friday nights beginning January
11 with a 6-team maximum. League
fees are $385 per team or $470 with
three or more players being non-resi-
dents, due at registration. The coach's
meeting will be held on Wednesday,
January 2 at, 6 p.m. Please call John
at 893-1079 for further information.








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Gulfport's
Investments Safe
Gulfport's finances aren't in jeopar-
dy, Administrative Services Director
Dan Carpenter says.
At the December 4 Gulfport City
Council meeting, City Council asked
staff to review the City's investments.
Council made this request because
many local governments, Gulfport
included, invest funds in the State
Board of Administration (SBA). Gov-
ernments invest funds they don't ex-
pect to need in the short-term in this
fund; the fund pays a relatively high
interest rate, charge no transaction
fees, and let governments withdraw
o any amount at any time they wish.
Recently many local governments
started withdrawing their invest-
ments from the SBA because it in-
vests in mortgage-based and cor-
porate bond securities that have
been downgraded from "investment
grade." This caused a "run on the
bank" emergency, according to City
Manager Tom Brobeil, because the
SBA's investments have a future
security date. This means that if
cities leave their monies with the
SBA until the investment matures,
the cities will get full face value of
their investment, but when so many
cities want to withdraw funds early,
the SBA has to sell securities at less
than face value to pay the cities,
which decreased its equity in their
cash accounts.
The SBA has about five percent of
its portfolio invested in mortgage-
based securities and an additional
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bonds (both downgraded from in-
vestment grade.) While this in and
of itself would not constitute a finan-
cial emergency, the number of local
governments wishing to withdraw
large amounts of money would place
the SBA in peril. To protect itself
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ing cities to withdraw money to meet
their meet immediate needs.
Gulfport's investments include ap-
proximately $2 million in the SBA,
$4 million in money market accounts,
and $2.5 million in investment grade
mortgage-based securities. Gulfport's
money market accounts remain safe
because it constitutes overnight de-
posits acquired through the Bank of
America, which the city can access
at any time. Institutions accredited
by the Federal government, includ-
ing Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and
Federal Home Loan issue the City's
mortgage based securities.


Gulfport staff says' that they an-
ticipate that the SBA will separate
their current single pooled cash fund
into two pooled cash funds. The first
would contain all investment grade
securities, while a second pool would
contain those securities whose rat-
ings have been downgraded. The
SBA may divide its investments
between the investment grade and
non-investment grade pools based on
the proportion of each. This means
approximately 86% of the Gulfport's
funds would be in the investment
grade pool while 14% would remain
in the non-investment grade pool,
which could not be accessed until
these securities reach maturity and
the investment hopefully returns its
face value. In this eventuality local
governments could access the funds
in the investment grade pool.
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Carols by
Candlelight
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 Christmats 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.
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Gift Wrapping Benefits
Rescued Felines
Here's a holiday giTt wrapping tip.
Let a Save Our Strays, Inc. volunteer
wrap all your presents for you. The
no-kill animal welfare group's volun-
teers will wrap gifts at Tyrone area
book stores during four days before
Christmas. A great selection of wrap-
ping paper is offered at no cost by
the book stores; wrapping talent is
provided by the animal-loving volun-
teers. All donations benefit the non-.
profit organization.
Gifts will be beautifully wrapped
on Wednesday, December 19 and
Thursday December 20 from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. and on Friday, December
21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Borders
Books & Music located outside Tyrone
Mall at 6999 Tyrone Boulevard in St.
Petersburg.
Gift wrapping by dedicated volun-
teers will be available all day Sunday,
December 23 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
at Barnes &.Noble Book Store, 2501
Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg.
Save Our Strays, Inc, an all-vol-
unteer organization, is dedicated
to rehoming cats and kittens. For
more information, check *ww.sa-
veourstraysinc.com or call the Save
Our Strays event coordinator at
871-0888.

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the holiday season.
This holiday season, communities
across America are invited to mail
cards along with personal messages
of support to wounded service mem-
bers at military hospitals around
the country through a unique part-
nership between the American Red
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sonnel. For security reasons, the Red
Cross will be able to accept only holi-
day cards, not packages. Red Cross
volunteers will receive and bundle
the cards, which will be shipped by
Pitney Bowes Government Solutions.
Then Red Cross volunteers at the
medical facilities will distribute the
cards through the holiday season.
Please address your holiday
cards to: We Support You During
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this date will be returned to sender.
Again, senders are reminded that
"care packages" are not part of the
program. Send only cards and notes.
Also, please refrain from using glit-
ter or any other inserts that would
not be appropriate in a hospital en-
vironment.

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
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The holiday season is upon us.
Although we are not expecting
freezing temperatures and ice or
snow during the biggest shopping
season of the year, the merchants
on Corey Avenue want to welcome
you with tempting coffees and tasty
treats while you visit downtown
St. Pete Beach. Also known as the
Historic Corey Avenue Shopping
District, the area boasts over 30
stores of unique gifts, shoes, jewelry,
clothing, cosmetics, salons, day spas,
theatre and dining.
During the 12 days of Christmas,
various shops will be offering com-
plimentary coffees, hot chocolate
and holiday snacks. You may want
to start with a grand breakfast at one
of the several restaurants open early
on Corey Avenue or stop by Lemuria
for a luscious latte or cappucinno.
But don't eat too much yet! You'll
want to visit all the unique shops on
the street before you wear out your
feet.
From antiques to boutiques, there's
much to be seen. Top off the day with
coffee and dessert at Mangia's or
Madaleina's Cottage. See a movie,
smoke a fine cigar, have a glass of
wine! What ever you do, you're sure
to have a good time!


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Town Shores Bocce
It's hard to believe we have com-
pleted four weeks of Bocce play. the
weather has been very cooperative
and we have had no rain out days.
Our new format of playing Thursday
games in the morning has been well
received. We all know there are a
few "night people" but for the major-
ity, we like one morning game.
The standings after four weeks of
play are as follows: The Hampton
Team is in First Place with nine wins
and no losses. Diplomat, Kenmore
and Nottingham Teams are all tied


.for Second Place with eight wins
and four losses. In Third Place are
the Gro/Fax and Manchester Teams
with seven wins and five losses. The
Hampton Team is behind one week
of play and will make up this week
of play after the holidays.
The entire standings of all teams is
posted on the Bocce board down at
the courts. Come down and cheer a
team on to victory!


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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
for more information on placing your ad in this special section


Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707





jj, Pilgrim
~ congregational
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


Many Moods of
Christmas Concert
The Chancel Choir's annual "Many Moods of Christmas" concert will be pre-
sented on Sunday, December 16 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian
Church of St. Petersburg, 701 Beach Drive NE. This year's concert will feature
the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and Chancel Handbell Ringers and will be
accompanied by organist, Jack Rain as well as a 10-piece brass and percussion
ensemble featuring members of the Florida Orchestra.
There is no charge to attend the concert. A free-will offering will be collected to
benefit St. Petersburg Free Clinic. To learn more about the concert, call 822-2031
or visit fpc-stpete.org.


Spiritual But Not Religious?
Do you sometimes feel unsettled?
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
oust a mile south of the Don CeSar Hotel)
727-360-5508


Worship Ads $18/Week
(10- Week Minimum)
Call 321-6965

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
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CHURCH
The Divine Journey into the human heart:
The Journey of the Shepherds


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
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org


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Welcomes You
Worship & Junlor Sunday School....... 10:30 a.m.
TerriflcTuesday .................. 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Christmas Concert at
Park Place Wesleyan
Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400
70 Avenue N. in Pinellas Park, will
hold their annual Christmas musi-
cal production featuring the Living
Christmas Tree entitled "There is
Peace in the World Tonight" on Sun-
day, December 16 at 6 p.m. and on
December 17, 19 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
and again on Sunday, December
23 at 4 p.m. Free admission. Nurs-
ery provided. Call 526-3674 or visit
www.ppwc.org for more, informa-
tion.


St. Philip's Anglican Church
Traditional spiopal and Catholic
1928 BCP Mass 10 am Sunday's
Church As It Used To Be!
Come Join Our Family
Nursery Provided.
4545 10th Ave. North
328-9477



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2175 Pinellas Point Dr. S.
St Petersburg, FL 33712
Sunday Mass 11:00 AM
Christmas Eve Supper
Monday, Dec. 24
with Wafer 6:30 PM
Shepard's Mass 8:00 PM
Christmas Day Mass 11:00 AM
Thrift Shop
Open Thursday-Saturday
We are collecting new & old items!

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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
programs 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 Sunday from 6:30-11 p.m.
Christmas Eve through New Year's
- extended hours for all to enjoy
from 6:30 p.m. until ?
For a map log on to our Web site
calendar at www.thehospice.org.






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neighborhood market
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SPCA Pet of


the Week
Cody's a playful two-year-old hound mix with a
short brown and white coat who's full of energy.
Not a lot is known about Cody, but one thing's
for sure he's sure to learn at the two-hour obe-
dience class included in the adoption fee. Will
you give Cody a home for the holidays? To meet
Cody, stop by the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130
Avenue N. in Largo, or call 586-3591 today. And
be sure to check out the SPCA's online kennel at
ww.SPCATampaBay.org.


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or staying asleep?

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Amvets Post to Hold
New Years Eve Bash
Amvets Post 0001 St. Petersburg
is holding a New Years Eve
Extravaganza with live music by
Marty Foust and the Channel Cats.
The cost is $20 for single and $30 for
a couple. Includes party favors, cham-
pagne and a breakfast buffet. Call
896-4122 for more details on tickets
for the New Years Eve party.
The Post also has Bingo/Baringo
every Friday from approximately
7-9 p.m. followed by live music. Most
Saturday they have a live band or
karaoke. They have various meals
presented by the Son's and Ladies
Auxiliary. The last Friday of ev-
ery month the Vets host a Fish Fry
from 5-7 p.m. Col. Alan Davidson,
Commander, would like to invite all
eligible American Veterans and fam-
ily members of Veterans to visit their
post. Call 896-4122 for information
on how to become a member. The post
is located at 421 45 Avenue South in
the Coquina Key Shopping Plaza.

Christmas
Classic Car Show
LaurellWood Nursing Center, 3127
57 Avenue N. will host a Christmas
Classic Car Show on December 19
from 10-1:30 p.m. "Christmas Elvis"
will arrive at 2 p.m. Blood pressure
checks will be available. Free-and
open to the public Call 527-2171 for
more information.


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& baby's clothing/Toys/Gear etc...
Tue-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 12-5pm

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L~heGabsproprty ax cts?6


Dallas Bohrer, Gulfport- "There's
no need to be depleting our coffers.
We're not coming up with enough to
take care of the home front."


Jim Greenwald, Gulfport- "It's a
sham. They're still ripping us off."
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Wendy Barrett, Gulfport- "There's
nothing I can do about raises or cuts
and I just live my life. When they're
way up high I'm just as happy as
when they're way down low."


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Help Florida's Wildlife
A unique idea for gift-giving this
holiday season can help save Florida's
wildlife. The Florida Department of
Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles an-
nounced recently that gift certificates
may be purchased for any specialty
tag in Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) of-
fers 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 issued in the name of the gift re-
.cipient. When recipients renew their
license plates and pay the regular
registration fee, they can use the gift
certificate to buy the specialty tag.
Since most tags are renewed on the
birth date of the registered vehicle
owner, these gift certificates make
great birthday presents also.
To learn more about the FWC's
specialty plates, visit www.wild-
lifefoundationofflorida.com or call
1-800-988-4889.

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Tuesday, Dec. 18th
from 4pm-7pm
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5804 28th Ave. So.
302-9844

Shannon, Kellie, Curt, Ellen
andAlice would like to invite
all old, new and prospective V l
friends and clients to be our
guests for an afternoon offun,fJ
food, art & holiday cheer.
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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.

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.

Czechoslovak Club
The Czechoslovak Club of St. Pe-
tersburg is located at 1601 49 Street
S. in Gulfport. Every Sunday from
September to May at 12:30 p.m. they
serve a delicious dinner. Come with
your friends and/or make new ones.
Food, dancing to live music and a full
service bar. They also have a cultural
museum exhibiting costumes, litera-
ture, photographs and memorabilia.
For more information and reserva-
tions call Gloria at 527-8954.


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Joint Ownership, A Will
or Trust
Andy, a widower with four children,
had most of his available cash invest-
ed into four Certificates of Deposit.
The teller at the bank told Andy that
if he would hold each C/D in a trust
for each of his children, there would
be no probate on Andy's death and
each child would then automatically
become the owner of one C/D. What
the bank teller advised Andy was
true, but Andy was not probably told
the whole story.
If Andy was to hold one C/D in trust
for each of his children, whose money
would be used if Andy required ex-
pensive surgery, twenty-four hour
home care or care in a nursing home?
Under such circumstances, what had
been planned" as an equal distribu-
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of. his children because money would
be spent for Andy's care. In addition,
if each of Andy's C/D's were held in
trust for one of his children, another
problem would arise if Andy became
incapacitated. No one would have
access to Andy's money and then it
would be necessary to have the Court
appoint a guardian for Andy. Even
though the guardian could be one of
Andy's children, this could create a
needless expense and a great incon-
venience.
At the very least, Andy should have
a Will which states that whatever
money is left in Andy's estate after
the costs of his daily living, lifetime
care and final expenses have been
paid will be distributed to his chil-
dren equally, if that is Andy's wishes.
The Will, of course, would require a
probate on Andy's death but Andy
would have been provided for during
his lifetime.
A much better way of handling
Andy's estate, however, would be for
Andy to create a Living Trust. He
could then place all of his assets into
the trust by transferring the title to
his assets from his individual name
into his name as Trustee of his trust.


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Andy would then retain full control
of his assets while he is competent,
or chooses to have such control, but
upon his incapacity the successor
trustee that he names in the trust
(this may be one or more of his chil-
dren) takes over control of Andy's as-
sets, pays his bills and keeps a record
of receipts and disbursements'. The
trust will do the following things for
Andy and his children:
Significantly avoid probate costs
and provide for immediate distribu-
tion of all assets on Andy's death.
Avoid the necessity of a guardian-
ship if Andy is incapacitated.
Provide money management during
Andy's lifetime if Andy is unable to
manage his own finances.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140, St.
Petersburg, FL. The telephone num-
ber 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers wel-
comes call regarding this article and
other related legal topics. .This col-
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Chronic Pain
Support Group
A new Chronic Pain support group
for people with chronic pain, mul-
tiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue, etc. will meet at the Gulfport
Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. on the
fourth Thursday of every month from
10 a.m. to noon. We discuss alterna-
tive healing practices. Call "Sam" at
322-0859.
AARP Chapter 2569
AARP Chapter 2569 meets the
fourth Tuesday of each month at the
American Legion Post 273, 600 Amer-
ican Legion Drive in Madeira Beach.
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,
meeting at 12 noon. Guest speakers
and entertainment. New members
are now being accepted. Call Rich
Kubick at 367-9813.
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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 par-
ticipants character definition, make-
up, costuming and performance tech-
niques 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 invited to show off their new
skills in the Festival of States Night
Parade, Thursday, April 3 and the
Day Parade 'on Saturday, April 12,
2008.
The Clown Alley School will be held
Wednesday, beginning February 14,
ending with graduation ceremonies
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 addi-
tional family member. Fee includes
Clown Alley T-shirt. Applications are
available at www.festivalofstates.
com or call 321-9888.


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Gulfport Senior Center
Daily Menu
Meals are available at the Gulfport Senior
Center. 5501 27th Avenue So., in Gulfport

Monday, DECEMBER 17
Swedish Meatballs in Brown Gravy
Wild Rice au Graten
Winter Vegetable Medley
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Sugar Cookie
Low Fat Milk
Tuesday, DECEMBER 18
Sliced Turkey w/Turkey Gravy
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Garden Peas
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Mixed Fruit Cup
Low Fat Milk
Wednesday, DECEMBER 19
Broccoli Rice & Cheese Casserole
Green Beans
Carrot Cuts
Whole Wheat Bread/Margarine
Banana
Low Fat Milk
Thursday, DECEMBER 20
BBQ Chicken Breast Patty
Mashed Potatoes
Corn w /Diced Tomatoes
Whole Grain Bread/Margarine
Peach Cup
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Friday, DECEMBER 21
Sliced Ham with Fruit Sauce
Green Beans w/Mushrooms & Diced
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Between November 15th and December 31 you are entitled to change your
Medicare coverage without any penalty. This includes joining or changing the
medicare prescription drug plan and/or joining a new medicare supplement plan
including the new Medicare Advantage Plan
For a "FREE" evaluation of your options call:
TED E. LAUCK
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727-804-0800
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Reverse Mortgage
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* Never owe more than the value of your home.2

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Saturday Art Mart
Pass-A-Grille Beach Art Mart,
hosted 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 ob-
jects, jewelry, paintings, metal.art,
wooden chairs, furniture and much
more. Art Mart is located between
10th and 9th Avenues on GulfWay
across the street from the well-
known Hurricane Restaurant. Call
363-2144 for more information.


Volunteers Needed for
St. Pete's First Night
First Night St. Petersburg, the
Annual New Year's Eve Celebration
of the Arts is in need of volunteers.
Family-oriented, festivities include
music stages, entertainment, dra-
ma, dance, games, art, fireworks
and more. Volunteers are needed
to sell and check admission buttons
and help with activities such as the
Tattoo Parlor, the Bubble Stomp,
the Bubble Blast, the Burning Boat
and other special events.
For more information call 823-8906
or email firstnightstpete@verizon.
net for an application.


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.
Dodie Country/Western, 50s &
60s, Do-wap!
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
sing.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun and dancing.

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Winter Camp
for Children
The City of Treasure Island will
be offering a Holiday Recreational
Camp for children, ages 5 to 10 years
old, from Wednesday, December 26
through Friday, December 28; and
from Wednesday, January 2 through
*Friday, January 4. Camp hours will
be held from 8-5 p.m. Before and af-
ter care will be provided for an addi-
tional fee. Activities will include arts
and crafts; movies; games; sports and
field trips. The fee for the program is
$20 per day for residents of Treasure
Island and $30 per day for non-resi-
dents. There must be a minimum of
10 children enrolled in order to hold
the camp. For additional information
or to register, please call the Treasure
Island Recreation Department at
.(727) 547-4575, ext. 237.


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.Su ets frSa ...f Teens, Looking For
)f,,:.. aw n 'a telmytJriy Something To Do?
a w ,i& w ay I t il eIJ We have it atthe TeenNight Program
S". located at the Gulfport Recreation
wv UoConvenient locations Center. The Teen Night Program
is held on Monday, Wednesday and
t-Pe Beach and "The Pier in the City Friday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for
middle and high school students up
E ch 177 3607411- 'i: to age 17. There is a gymnasium for
7, 2 v7-" I I I _ indoor sports such as basketball, vol-
i .........il leyball, dodgeball and more. There is
S:i.ageVShoppIngtJ CetIe a gameroom to play pool, ping-pong,
football, air hockey, arcade games,
5: -4738-. ="E= X-Box, watch TV and more. The pro-
gram also participates in monthly
e Pie field trips, lock-ins, cooking projects
and is supervised by three qualified
7 Recreation Leaders. Annual regis-
I- Itration is $2 for Gulfport residents
P ..and $20 for non-residents. Parent or
Public an 0, guardian must be present registra-
tion and provide proof of residency.
The Rec Center is located at 5730
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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.
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;
Corris McIntosh, proud father and
former Brown University student
athlete and Stetson Black Law
Student Association president, grad-
uating with dual J.D.IM.B.A. degree;
and
Emily Morgan, speech-language pa-
thologist and award-winning moot
court bqard and alternative dispute
resolution board mediation team
member.


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Audition for "The Last
Night of Ballyhoo"
The St. Petersburg Little Theatre
will hold auditions for "The Last
Night of Ballyhoo" by Alfred Uhry.
From the Pulitzer Prize winning
author of Driving Miss Daisy; an in-
timate portrait of Southern Jewish
community life, delightfully humor-
ous, romantic and insightful.
Auditions will be held Monday
and Tuesday, January 14 and 15 at
7 p.m. at the theatre, 4025 31
Street S. in St. Petersburg. They are


seeking a cast of two women, 40 to
50; one man, 40 to 60; two women, 18
to early 20s and two men, 20 to 30.
Production dates are February 29 -
March 16.
For information call 866-2059 or
visit www.splt.info.


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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-Grade K-up
to age 14. Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Res. $30 per week. Non- Res. $60 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 Gvm-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
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.
Digital Photography-Wed., 4:30-6:00
p.m. Cost is $8 per class. Call Paul at
481-5737 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., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax-
ation. All fitness 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.


Gulfport Library
REMINDER: AS OF DECEMBER 1,
THE LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN:
MONDAY-FRIDAY 10AM-7PM
& SATURDAY 10AM-4PM

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ THE LIBRARY?
"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. -
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By appointment only-
-contact Alex Hooks at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesday
mornings, 9:15 am-Noon.
Holiday Stories with Crafts and Puppets: Wednesday,
December 12, 4:00-6:00 pm.
Family Fun with Stories and Crafts: Saturday, December
15, at 2:30 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 pag-
es of memories for yourself and your family. Some supplies
available, but you need to furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, call Kay Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday, December 13 at
6:00 pm.
CoffeeTalk: 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 who
are interested in delving into their family history. FMI, call
Kay Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.
Books. Audio Books. Music. Videos. Computers and
Information: DID YOU KNOW ... the Library has Inter-
net-connected computers for your use, free of charge? ...our
readers checked out nearly 7,000 books, audio books, music
CDs, and videos each month? ... we research and answer ap-
proximately 700 information questions each month? WEL-
COME to everyone, especially the 41 individuals who signed
up for library cards in the last month--we're here to serve you
morning until evening Monday through Friday, and all day
Saturday!

IT'S ALL HAPPENING @ THE LIBRARY!

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e City Sponsored Activities

Services in the Community



Senior Center 55ss 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


Sold Out! Holiday Dinner Party!-
Our Holiday Dinner Party tickets for
Fri. Dec. 21st are nov sold out! Special
thanks to JSA and Humana, Inc. for
sponsoring this event as well as the City
of Gulfport, the Gulfport Senior Center
Foundation and Lee Jay Nelson who will
provide free entertainment in the Hick-
man Theater following the dinner. Also,
special thanks to volunteers Pam McGin-
nis, Rita Thompson and Betty Reith who
have been busy with special projects to
make this a very special occasion for all.
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
notified if there is room. Fee: $2.
Loose as a Goose-Come join our lively
exercise class with Lee Jay Nelson every
Tuesday at 5:15pm. Much fun and laugh-
ter!
Quilting Club-The Gulfport Quilting
Club is a fun and active organization
that meets every Tues. at 10am. New-
comers welcome.
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.
Medicare Advantage Plans & Medi-
care Part D:
Presentation on Thurs. Dec. 20 at 10am
by Secure Horizons by United Health-
care and Evercare.
Presentation on Wed. Dec. 26 at 1pm by
Humana.
Information on benefits. Please call to let
us know if you will be attending one or
both events.
Health Insurance Ouestions?-Do
you have questions regarding Medicare
Eligibility/Enrollment, Medicare Health
Plan Choices, Medicare Appeal Rights,
Medicare Supplemental Policies, or
Health Insurance billing problems, etc?
One-on-one help is offered every Tues.
9am-noon. Call the Senior Center for an
appointment.
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 January
classes.
Diabetic Support Group-Come join
our Diabetic Support Group every Mon.
at 10am and learn how to control your
diabetes.
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Beginning Bridge
Tuesday, 1:30pm with instructor Marie
Wemett (No Classes in Dec)
Wednesday, 6:30pm with instructor
Bernie Wright
Travel Club Meeting will be held on
Wed. Dec. 19. Find out about some excit-
ing day trips coming up soon.
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. (No Bingo on Fri. Dec. 21st)
More Flu Shots-Flu shots will be avail-
able one more time on Tues. Jan. 8 at
1:30pm. Flu Shots: $25. Pneumonia: $40.
Courtesy of Pinellas County Health De-
partment.
Life Line Health Screenings-Five
health screenings using non-invasive
ultrasound to assess the risk of stroke,
vascular disease and osteoporosis
will be offered on Mon. Dec. 17. Call
1-800-324-1851 for reservations and info
on fees.
Hard of Hearing Support Group now
meets every first and third Monday at
2pm.
Young & Restless Seniors- 2nd Tues.
at 7pm. Newcomers welcome.
Art Workshop-Come and join our af-
ternoon Art Workshop every Thurs. at
1pm. Bring your own art supplies and
enjoy the company of other artists. (No
instructor).
Italian Theater Performance-Come
join us for an evening of entertainment
by the Italian American Society of St.
Petersburg in the Hickman Theater on
Thurs. Jan. 31st at 7pm. Tickets: $5.00.
Free refreshments provided following
performance. Free transportation for
Gulfport seniors.
Mini-Health Fair and Walking Event-
Mark you calendar now for our Mini-
Health Fair and Walking Event planned
for Fri. Feb. 8, 9am-noon. Walkers will
be needed to help raise the awareness of
the importance of Senior Centers as well
as our Senior Center Foundation. Call
and let us know if you would like to par-
ticipate. Watch the Gabber for further
details.
Coming Soon: Full Service Luncheon
and Seminar-Tickets are now available
for a full service luncheon at the Casino
on Wed. Feb. 27th at 11am. There will
be a presentation on Reverse Mortgages
by Bank of America as well as entertain-
ment. Tickets: $1.00 to benefit the Senior
Center Foundation. Call for more info.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Exercise Class-M,W, 1:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sun., 6:30 p.m.,
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5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
The Island Community Theatre
proudly presents
"Miracle on 34th Street"
Dec. 13-16, 2007
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee 1:30 p.m.

Tks $15/Under 16-$10,
Call 727-345-1474
or online at
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Call For Artists
Suntan Art Center will sponsor
an Open Awards Show January 12
through February 28 in the four
galleries of the historic Don Vista
Cultural Arts Center, 3300 Gulf
Boulevard in St. Pete Beach.
Artists who work in a variety of
media and art areas are invited to
submit one piece of work (painting,
sculpture, original craft, photogra-
phy, pottery,' textiles, multi-media,
etc).
Over $1,000 in cash prizes and gifts
will be awarded in three areas: two-
dimensional work, three-dimensional
work, and photography.
For more information on enter-
ing this exhibition, stop by the Don
Vista or check the website at www.
suntanart.org.

Blue Christmas
Worship Offers Help
Lakewood United Methodist Church
will offer a Blue Christmas Worship
on Wednesday, December 20 at
7 p.m. at 5995 Martin Luther King
street S. in St. Petersburg. Designed
to help those who have lost loved ones,
are going through a divorce or sepa-
ration, have lost a job, or are dealing
with any difficulty that makes it hard
to feel cheerful this time of year.
Blue Christmas worship allows for
reflection, accepts where people re-
ally are and holds out healing and
hope.
For more information, call 867-1744
Monday-Friday from 9-12 noon.


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This N' That in South
Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Fire Department
There were a total of 214 calls
during the month of November, 58
for fire and 156 for EMS.
Informational Meeting
An informal candidates' meet-
ing will be held on December 13 at
10 a.m. in City Hall for all those
who are interested in becoming a
commissioner.
At The Fountains
On Thursday, December 13 at
2 p.m. there will be an interesting
program about Vein Screening. If
you or a loved one suffer from rest-
less leg syndrome, come by 1255
Pasadena Avenue S. to get your
legs screened for varicose veins,
restless leg syndrome and other
leg problems. Dr. Daniel Mount-
castle from Mountcastle Vein Cen-
ter will provide you with some in- I
formation on these conditions and
what treatment options are avail-
able. RSVP to 381-5411 as seating
is limited.
On Friday, December 14 at
11 a.m. come for a short, funny
movie "The Joy of Stress" with
Loretta LaRoche. Enjoy a scrump-
tious lunch while viewing the mov-
ie. Afterwards tour the community
and find out more about how we
can take care of maintenance to
help you enjoy your active lifestyle.
RSVP by December 13.
Come by to see the gorgeous holi-
day decorations, delightful holi-
day music and sample featured
holiday-themed hors d'oeuvres
and cocktails. This takes place
on Tuesday, December 18 from
4,6 p.m. RSVP by December 17.

Pasadena Card Club
The Pasadena Card Club, 10 Park
St., has Duplicate Bridge Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.
and Party Bridge and Pinocle at 12
p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For in-
formation call David at 381-5944.

Community Blood
Pressure Readings
Palms of Pasadena Hospital provides
free blood pressure testing every Tues-
day from 10:30 11:30 a.m.

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*American Stage, 211 Third
Street South, St. Petersburg (727)
823-PLAY.
Through December 23: The Big
Bang! 'Holiday Edition, tells the
wacky story of two off-Broadway
creators who want to stage an
extravaganza that tells the history of
the world from the Big Bang through
modern times. Student rush tickets
$10 30 minutes before curtain; other
prices and times vary.
*The Mahaffey Theatre, 400
First Street South, St. Petersburg,
(866) 798-6469
Through December 16: Broadway
Across America's The Ten Tenors.
$25 $65.
December 21 and 22: The Great
Russian Nutcracker. Presented by
the Moscow Ballet. $37 $67.
December 23: A Christmas Carol.
7 p.m. curtain. $22 $32.
*St. Petersburg Little Theatre,
4025 31 Street South, St. Petersburg,
(727) 866-1973
Through December 16: A
Christmas Carol, directed by John
Conlon. $10.

Art
*The Arts Center, 719 Central
Avenue, St. Petersburg, (727)
822-7872
Through December 31: Skin City:
The Art of the Tattoo. This exhibit looks
at the tattoo's metamorphosis into art.
Through December 31: Holiday
Invitation Exhibition. A festive exhibit
featuring media fr6m all types of
artists.
*Dali Museum, 1000 Third Street
South, St. Petersburg, (727) 823-3767
Through January 2008: Dali
in Focus. Encounter Dali in depth
through a selection of paintings from
the Museum's permanent collection
displayed with a focus on the hidden
details.
Through January 2008: The Fine
Art of Collecting Dali. A look at how
the museum has collected Dali over the
years.
*Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach
Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, (727)


896-2667
Through January 6, 2008: Poetry of
the Commonplace: A Selection of Latin
American Photographs. Photographers
'transform the everyday into meditative
and compelling imagery.
Through February 24, 2008: Sacred
India, Sacred Tibet. This exhibition
presents Indian and Tibetan religious
art from the 11th to 19th centuries
drawn from the Museum's collection
and from the Gary and Gail Damkoehler
collection of Tibetan art.

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*The Florida Orchestra at the
Mahaffey Theatre, 400 First Street
South, St. Petersburg,. (866) 798-6469
December 20: Classically American.


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* Jannus Landing: 16 Second Street
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Doors open at 7 p.m. unless otherwise
stated.
December 22: Little Boosie and
Webbie. $30 $35.
December 29: Sevendust. TBA.
*Salerno Theatre Pasadena
Community Church, 112 70 Street
South, St. Petersburg. (813) 926-9175
December 13 15: The Journey. A
different look at the nativity play.
*State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue,
St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045. 7 p.m.
doors unless stated.
December 16: Johnny Winter. $25
December 29: Weaksauce. $10 -12.


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HITCHINS, MAR-
ION E., 97, died on
l December 8, 2007
in South Pasadena,
FL. Born August 28,
1910, in Philadelphia,
PA, to Dorotea and
Oscar Hansen, she married Earl D.
Hitchins and resided in Gulfport for
over 65years. Marion held a real es-
tate license and worked for both Ruby
Walker and Rita Goode Realties. A
dedicated member of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Gulfport for
many years, she played the organ for
services, organized church suppers,
and was active in the Mary Circle.
She was past President of the Ameri-
can War Mothers. Well into her 90s,


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Marion delighted fellow residents of
the Fountains of Boca Ciega Bay with
her music. Marion enjoyed Bingo, pi-
nochle, knitting, reading, cooking and
dining out with her friends and fam-
ily. She often flew to New York and
Las Vegas to visit family where she
entertained them with her wonder-
ful stories and her contagious laugh-
ter. Marion is survived by her three
devoted children; George Hitchins
of South Pasadena, Robert Hitchins
of Gulfport, and Carol McAllister of
Ossining, NY. She has five grand-
children, seven great grandchildren,
one great-great grandchild and many
nieces, nephews and close friends. In
addition to her parents, she is prede-
ceased by her husband, brother, and


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like to thank the caregivers at The
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loving care. A celebration of Marion's
Life will be announced at a later date.
ALife Tribute Gulfport.

SMITH, JAMES PAUL, 60, of South
Pasadena, passed Dec. 8, 2007. He
was a native of Woodbury, NJ, and he
moved to this area in 2004, from Sea-
side Park, NJ. He was a retired police
officer after 25 years of service with
the Dover Township, NJ, Police De-
partment. He was member of the PBA
#600 Retired Police Officers Local and
the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his
wife of 30 years, Susan; his son, Ja-
son Smith; his stepdaughter, Michelle
Frost; two step-sons, Scott and Craig
Simpson; and six grandchildren.
Beach Memorial Funeral Home Corey
Ave / St. Pete Beach, FL.

VITKUS, JADVYGA, 62, of Gulfport,
died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 at
Pasadena Manor. Memorial Park
Funeral Home St. Petersburg, FL
727-527-1196.

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Discover the
Gift of a Lifetime
This Christmas Eve First United
Methodist Church, 2728 53 Street
S. invites you to join them for two
different worship experiences. Live
Nativity service at 7 p.m. and a
contemporary version at 11 p.m.
Come and hear how God's gift
was perfectly designed for you!

Safe Boating Program
Plan to attend the Boating Skills
and Seamanship program offered by
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 7-16 Gulfport located east of the
Gulfport Municipal Marina. The pro-
gram begins at 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
and is continuous. Start any Tuesday
and 13 weeks later you'll complete
the program.
All materials will be included in the
cost of the program, which is $35 per
participant. A certificate of comple-
tion will be issued to those partici-
pants successfully completing the
program. Please call (727) 321-4455
or Don at 546-1514 for more informa-
tion.

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.


Relay for Life
Needs Volunteers
Walkers, cancer survivors, commu-
nity leaders, team captains and hard
workers are all needed to make the
American Cancer Society Relay For
Life of South Gulf Beaches a success.
Relay For Life is a unique fundrais-
ing event that allows participants
from all walks of life, including pa-
tients, medical support staff, corpo-
rations, civic organizations, churches


and community volunteers, to join
together in the fight against cancer.
Volunteers are needed now to orga-
nize and recruit teams, seek commu-
nity support, underwrite and coordi-
nate logistics, find refreshments and
prizes, plan entertainment, and lend
their support in any way.
To join the Relay For Life of South
Gulf Beaches, call Jessica Boles at
812-7029 or jessica.boles@cancer.
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All New
Gulfport Art Walk!
More artists than ever with 30 new
artist pads! Gift giving season is
here.
Stock up on cool and unusual gifts
at Gulfport's Art Walk from 6-10 p.m.
on Saturday, December 15th. Over
30 talented artisans sell their unique
gifts along Beach Boulevard. Shop the
eclectic offerings while listening to a
variety of live entertainment through-
out the Village. Live entertainment
includes Urban Gypsies, Woody &
Friends and more! Satan and Adam
locally known as Sterling McGee and
the Harlem Blues band, to play in
front of Stillwagon Studios for their
official grand opening. View Mars
through the telescope of SPAC's "side-
walk astronomer", John Dobson and
enjoy a shopping and dining experi-
ence like no other. For more informa-
tion call 727-322-5217.

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 hol-
idays. Stop by the holiday boutique 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.

Code Enforcement
In the Arts District
Gulfport Code Enforcement contin-
ues to work Section Four, also known'
as the Art District. The Art District
generally extends south from Gulfport
Blvd. to the water and east from 49th
Street to 58th and 59th Sts.South. For
more information visit the the City's
website at www.ci.gulfport.fl.us.

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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
where the paintings will be placed on
display. At 3 p.m. the public will be
invited to view the artists' work, meet
the artists and select the most appeal-
ing representation of the Treasure
Island treasures. Light refreshments
will be served. Call Pete Garino at
345-4150 for more information.

USCG Safe
Boating Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 continues its 13-week continu-
ous cycle of Safe Boating classes
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Warren
Webster Community Center, 1500
Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
(one mile south of Don CeSar). Start
at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin any
Tuesday and finish 13 weeks later or
take up to two years to finish.
December classes include "Weather"
on December 18. Due to holidays,
classes do not resume until January
8. Cost is $36 for 13 weeks and in-
cludes 340. page manual. Call Jim
at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801 or
Phil at 865-2226.

Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta Chapter
members and guests will gather on
Saturday, December 15 at the home
of Sharon and Rogers Ingram for the
annual "Couples Christmas Dinner
Social". Val Rankin and Sharon
Ingram are the hostesses and will be
preparing the meal for the evening.
There will be an ornament exchange
for the ladies and the men will par-
ticipate in a gift exchange of edible
delights. This event is one every-
one looks forward to and enjoys the
friendship of the evening. For more
information call 321-2849.

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pensive Adam Gussow is a young university professor, published author, and talented harmonica player. Their tense meeting on 125th Street in
Harlem during a racially charged 1980's New York defied cultural expectations, and set them on a musical odyssey that would forever change
their lives and the audiences they inspired.
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November 29th through December 20th.
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Salvation Army
Christmas Effort Stalls
The Salvation Army's annual
Christmas effort in South Pinellas
County has seen its worse decline
in over 25 years. "We are down by
almost half in our Christmas kettle
collections compared with the same
dates as last year," said Major Allen
Satterlee, Area Commander. "Our
mail appeal is off by 14%. A further
concern is that over 500 children were
left unadopted through The Salvation
Army's Angel Tree program. In the
meantime, the number of families
seeking Christmas assistance has in-
creased by 30%."
The annual fund raiser is the larg-
est single financial drive for The
Salvation Army all year. Officials
project the loss of funds to be close to
$200,000. With the added demands
for services in the homeless sector
as well as local residents increased
needs for help with rent, utilities and
clothing the drop in donations is cre-
ating a crisis.
Asked what he attributed the de-
crease in donations to, Satterlee said
that there is an overall drop in dona-
tions nationwide for The Salvation
Army perhaps because of the in-
creased costs of fuel and utilities
that has put a squeeze on so many
families. But the drop in donations
is counter to what the Army has
seen during tough economic times.
Satterlee commented, "Usually when
everyone is aware of the needs being
created by a rocky economy, it makes
them feel more drawn to the poorest
citizens. But we have not seen that at
all this year." Satterlee also said the
number of volunteers providing help
to the Army has also dropped.
Donations can be sent to The
Salvation Army at PO Box 10909, St.
Petersburg, FL 33733 or by calling
The Salvation Army at 550-8080.

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

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H ere it is, the holiday season, and
we've all received a gift a new
story, a fable, that can be passed
on to the children, and to the children's
children, on through the generations.
Let's call it, oh, I don't know, the story of
"The Little Building That Could."
Come to think of it, there are also some
parallels to the classic fairy tale, or at
least the classic Disney tale, of Cinder-
ella. I'm thinking specifically of the ugly
stepsisters, who didn't have much luck
attracting the eye of the prince. So maybe
we should call our story "The Ugly Step-
Building." The prince, I guess, would have
to be played by Mayor Yakes.
Or maybe the image of the phoenix ris-
ing from the ashes is more appropriate,
considering how often this building has
been declared dead. But here it is, not
only alive but on the verge of a quarter-
million-dollar renovation.
I'm talking about Scout Hall,'of course,
but you already knew that the tired old
building on 28th Avenue South that is
about as close as it can get to falling down
without actually collapsing. The build-
ing that has been neglected for so long, it
seemed (seems?) nearly hopeless. It's the
building that, except for a handful, nearly
everyone had given up on, including this
writer.
But here it is, December 2007. We're on
the verge of a new year and there's going
to be new life for the old wreck. Makes
you feel kind of good, like reading a Hora-
tio Alger story.
And it's all going to happen pretty fast,
too. The federal grant to fix up the place,
courtesy. of Congressman Bill Young, ex-
pires, I think, in mid-2008. The money,
$198 thousand of it, has to be spent by
then. So time's a wastin'.
By now, we're all familiar with the story,
of course: built in the early 1900's as a
Pentecostal Church, on or near the inter-
section of 49th Street and 26th Avenue.
It was used for that purpose until 1937,
when it was given to the city for public
use.
The city moved it to its present location
on 28th Avenue and turned it into a Com-


So you thought

you'd heard the

last of Scout Hall


Roger Turner
VIEWPOINT

munity Hall. I assume that's when the
building was reconfigured to its present
format, with the building turned side-
ways, the original doors on either end of
the building sealed off, and new doors in-
stalled in what is now the front and back
of the building.
Then the building entered its heyday,
hosting everything from City Council
meetings to potluck dinners, political de-
bates to beauty contests. I met a woman
some years ago who told me her "coming
out" party was held there. I also know
someone who had her wedding reception
in the building. I think it's safe to say that
what ,we know now as sad old Scout Hall
was, back then, more or less the social
center of the town.
Until the mid-1960's, when the new Com-
munity Center (now the Recreation Cen-
ter) was built. My guess is, that's when
the use of the building began to decline.
I'm also guessing that that's when the ne-
glect began 40 years of neglect.
Don't believe it was neglected? Okay.
Then compare the building, as it now
stands, with its sister building next door,
the Gulfport Historical Museum building.
They're very similar, both in age and in
history. If anything, the museum building
is a bit older than Scout Hall. They were
both originally built as church buildings.
They were both donated to the city when
the churches no longer had use for them.
They were both moved to their present
locations. They were both used by local
groups for meetings and other activities.
But there, the similarity seems to end.
The museum building has been well tak-
en care of through the years. Scout Hall
has not. The museum even went through
a major renovation in 1998, after some
storm damage. Not so Scout Hall.
In fact, the scouts used to meet in the
museum building, before it became the
museum, as did the Red Cross, the Civil
Air Patrol, etc. And I believe it was the
museum building that was dedicated to
Archie Tabor for all of his work with the
scouts.
But after the Gulfport Historical Society
was formed in the early 1980's and took


over the building to create the museum,
the scouts were moved next door, along
with the Archie Tabor dedication plaque,
to the old Community Hall, which was re-
named Scout Hall.
It still is called Scout Hall, although I
don't believe any scouts meet there any-
more. The troops that did meet there ei-
ther have disbanded or moved out when
the front porch was condemned several
years ago. The only group meeting there
now, that I'm aware of, is Alcoholics
Anonymous each morning.
The city came pretty close to tearing the
building down back in 2001, I think. It
was maybe one or two votes by the City
Council away from destruction. An archi-
tectural firm had evaluated the building
and determined it would cost a quarter-
million dollars to restore it.
Gulp! No one wanted to spend that much
money, but lots of residents stepped up
and argued for saving the building. So
an informal citizens committee was es-
tablished to work on the building and the
city kicked in $50,000 to pay for materi-
als. But nothing much ever came of that
effort, except for the rebuilding of the
front porch.
Cut to a couple years ago, when word
came down from on high that we had re-
ceived the federal grant. Jubilation! Plans
were again drawn up and approved. Bids
went out in early 2007, came back too high
and were rejected. They went out again
six months later, were still high and were
rejected again by a 2 to 2 vote. Too much
money in these tight economic times. The
mayor said, "Send the check back."
Then the mayor brought the issue back
for another vote on December 4 and, sur-
prise, after hearing from lots of public sup-
porters, it's a go. Unanimous vote, no less.
A lot of federal money, some more of ours.
Start your engines, full speed ahead.
Whew!
The work should be finished sometime in
2008. Who will occupy the building hasn't
yet been determined. Will the scouts come
back, as some have promised? We'll see.
The Chamber of Commerce has said it
would like to put its office in the building.
That would be nice.
I'm thinking the grand re-opening fes-
tivities should include a potluck dinner
and a beauty contest and a political de-
bate, just for old time's sake. Maybe the
City Council can conduct one of its meet-
ings there.
Or maybe not. I'm sure there won't be
TV cameras in the building. We know how
politicians like their cameras.

TurnerViewpoint@aol.com


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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/30
Accident with Injuries- 800 Block of
49th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2400 Block of
58th St. So.
Abandoned Vehicle- 2100 Block of 58th
St. So.
Suspicious Person- 5400 Block of 21st
Ave. So.
Noise Complaint- 4900 Block of 28th
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 Block of
Beach Blvd. So.
Saturday 12/01
Arrest on Warrant- 2800 Block of Upton
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 Block of
9th Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 2700 Block of
54th St. So.
Domestic Battery- 900 Block of 58th St.
So.
Battery- 5800 Block of 26th Ave. So.
Noise Complaint- 1400 Block of 52nd
St. So.


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Sunday 12/02
Domestic Verbal- 5000 Block of 18th
Ave. So.
Drunk Driver- 1700 Block of 58th St.
So.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 Block of 18th
Ave. So.
Burglary Alarm- 2900 Block of Dupont
St. So.
Burglary- 3000 Block of Beach Blvd.
So.
Theft- 1600 Block of 54th St. So.
Traffic Stop- 6400 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Monday 12/03
Domestic Verbal- 4700 Block of 29th,
Ave. So.
Arrest on Warrant- 3000 Block of 49th
St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1500 Block of
49th St. So.
Burglary- 1300 Block of 59th St. So.
Theft- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 Block of
49th St. So.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 Block of 10th
Ave. So.
Tuesday 12/4
Noise Complaint- 1700 Block of Gray
St. So.
Criminal Mischief- 900 Block of 58th St.
So.
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Trouble with Individual- 1200 Block of
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Reckless Driver- 6200 Block of 7th Ave.
So.
911 Hang-Up- 5600 Block of Shore
Blvd. So.
Wednesday 12/05
Theft- 800 Block of 50th St. So.
Trouble with Individual- 900 Block of
58th St. So.
Cruelty to Animals- 2900 Block of Clin-
ton St. So.
Domestic Verbal- 5000 Block of Gulfport
Blvd. So.
Soliciting- 1800 Block of Tangerine Ave.
So.
Prowler- 1600 Block of 53rd St. So.
Domestic Battery- 5100 Block of Pres-
ton Ave. So.
Animal Complaint- 800 Block of 64th
St. So.
Theft- Pelican Bay Plaza & Seabreeze
Dr.
Thursday 12/06
Animal Complaint- 2600 Block of 46th
St. So.
Burglary- 4900 Block of 13th Ave. So.
Burglary Alarm- 5200 Block of 26th
Ave. So.
Burglary- 5000 Block of 29th Ave. So.
Battery- 900 Block of 58th St. So.
Traffic Stop on Bike- 2800 Block of
56th St. So.
Domestic Battery- 5100 Block of 14th
Ave. So.
Noise Complaint- 4900 Block of 28th
Ave. So.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 Block of
Shore Blvd. So.


Two Sex Charges
in Three Months
Gulfport Detective Hanh Pham ar-
rested Roman Vargas for the second
time in three months. Police arrest-
ed 18-year-old Vargas in August for
having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
During that investigation, another
14 year-old girl came forward with
similar information. Although suf-
ficient evidence existed at the time
to charge Vargas with both offenses,
the parents of the second victim
asked not to press charges. In re-
viewing the cases and the totality of
the circumstances, the State Attor-
ney's Office decided to initiate pros-
ecution in both incidents and police
issued an arrest warrant. Detectives
arrested Vargas at his new school in
St. Petersburg.


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9 It was one of those days, and

Rebecca had decided early to
give in to it. She had called in
sick to the office this morning.
It wasn't something she would nor-
mally do, give in to a little thing like
menstruation. She saw it as a sign
of weakness, too girly, and definitely
not lawyerly. But this morning, she
had thrown in the towel.
Because the truth was, she had been
feeling out of sorts for days, now -
ever since she had had the date with
James Weldon and they had come
home afterwards to find Sam wait-
ing, agitated and almost frantic, on
Rebecca's porch.
Rebecca hadn't heard from James
since that night, and little wonder.
Sam had appeared to be absolutely
deranged, or at the very least, re-
tarded. James probably was think-
ing that it ran in the family. Why
should he call back? What would he
be getting himself into?
Rebecca hadn't had a good night's
sleep since.
Not over James, necessarily. He
was just a guy, one man that she's
had one date with that's all. He was
hardly worth losing sleep over. In
fact, his not calling since that night
only proved that he wasn't worth it.
So it wasn't James that was keep-
ing her awake, or at least that was
what she was telling herself.
What was keeping her awake was
this growing, deepening sense that
she was hopelessly tied to Sam for
life. That she was never going to es-
cape the responsibility. And that it
was going to crowd everything else
except work out of her life, including
men including James.
Take last night, for instance. Rebec-
ca hadn't been home from work for
even half an hour when Sam showed
up at her door. That was something
she had never done before, showed
up unannounced, uninvited. She had


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always waited for Rebecca to call
her and invite her. It had been their
weekend routine ever since their
parents had died.
When Rebecca asked her why she
wasn't working at the restaurant,
washing dishes, Sam announced
that the restaurant was closing
on Monday, now, and she had the
night off. Then she announced that
she was hungry.
So Rebecca had scrounged around
in her kitchen to see what she could
come up with, finally settling on
scrambled eggs about the best she
could do under the circumstances.
Then Sam had topped it off with cold
cereal, raisin bran, and topped that
off with half a box of cookies she had
found in a cupboard. In other words,
she ate just about anything she could
get her hands on.
Then she settled in for an evening
of TV, watching cartoons that Re-
becca had found for her on a comedy
channel. They were really too adult
for her, with most of the humor way
over her head. But Sam loved them
and laughed anyway.
Rebecca had taken her home at
about 10 and Sam had said, "I really
like being with you at your house."
Then she had obediently gotten out
of the car and trudged off to her
rented room. And Rebecca had felt
awful.
Awful wasn't the half of it; guilty
was more like it good, old-fashioned
family guilt. So Rebecca had cried
when she got back home. And then
she hadn't slept a wink, or at least
felt like she hadn't.
And this morning, she had called
in sick.
And now, she was sitting in her
favorite chair, the red-leather club
chair, and enjoying a cup of her fa-
vorite morning tea, Twinings Irish
Breakfast Tea. Well, maybe not "en-
joying." In truth, she was sipping it


absent mindedly and only occasion-
ally, hardly aware of what she was
doing. Her mind was on something
else entirely.
Like what to do about her life.
As she stared out her front windows,
she saw signs of normal life going on
around her. Occasionally, a car would
go by, taking someone to work or on
some everyday errand. The lady who
lived across the street was walking
her little white dog, something she
did every morning -about this time.
A young man in a t-shirt and shorts,
probably from the neighborhood, ran
past on his morning jog.
Everybody has a life, Rebecca
thought. Except me. *
I'm going to have to do something
about that.
And the first order.of business has
to be Sam. I've got to do something
about Sam. I have to find a way to
make her more independent less
dependent on me. She has to have
something else in her life besides her
job at the restaurant and me.
And I have to get her back on a
regular schedule. Weekend visits,
and only when I invite her. No more
showing up whenever she wants to.
I've got to find a way to put a stop to
that now.
The critical question, of course, was
how? But before she got to it, the
phone rang her home phone, which
hardly anyone used anymore. I've
got to get caller ID, she thought as
she picked up the receiver.
"Hello?"
"Rebecca?"
Reluctantly, "Yes."
"Rebecca, this is James James
Weldon. Are you all right?"
Rebecca paused to catch her breath,
then said, "Yes, I'm fine. Why do you
ask?"
"Because I called your office to talk
to you, but they said you were sick."
"No I'm fine," she said. "I'm just
a little under the weather today, but
I'm fine."
"Oh, good," he said. "I was wor-
ried."
Rebecca's heart skipped a beat.

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: Back on track?


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Letters


Residents Can Help
Gulfport Seniors
With the holidays and New Year a
few short weeks away, many of us
are thinking about those less fortu-
nate and how we can help. I invite
you to consider making a donation
to the The Gulfport Multipurpose
Senior Center Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation's mission is


to support and enhance all pro-
grams, events and activities right
here in Gulfport at our Senior
Center. We are a registered 501 c
3 non-profit organization, with an
all-volunteer Board of Directors.
We invite you to make a real dif-
ference at the local level in your gift
giving this season. The Foundation
is supporting the transportation
needs of Gulfport seniors and the dis-
abled, the Senior Center's National


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Accreditation process, and many day-
to-day activities at the Center. For
a city our size, we are fortunate to
have such a healthy, safe, caring en-
vironment for seniors. Over the next
20 years, our needs will continue to
grow as we reach out to another group
- the Baby Boomers! If you haven't
noticed, there are a lot of us in town!
Please consider sending a check to
the Foundation this holiday season.
Be it to honor a loved one, or to show
you care about quality of life here in
Gulfport, your gift tells us you recog-
nize and value the important role se-
niors play in our community at large.
Thank you in advance for help-
ing us to improve the overall
health and welfare of seniors
here in the City of Gulfport.
Pleasemakeyourtax-deductiblecheck
out to: The Gulfport Multipurpose
Sr. Center Foundation, 5501 26
Avenue S., Gulfport, FL, 33707.
Jane D. Ogilvie


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 differ-
ence in someone's life. Meals are
picked up at the Gulfport Multipur-
pose Center, 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.

Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren
Grandparents Raising Grandchil-
dren will meet the second and fourth
Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fam-
ily Resources Shelter, 3821 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Relatives raising other relatives'
children are welcome (uncles, aunts,
sisters, brothers). The groups pro-
vide support, socialization, parent-
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C'est la Vie Opens at American Stage Theater

C'est la Vie, an evening of songs that embrace
life, is set to bring the voices of the American
Stage Youth Ensemble to Tampa Bay audienc-
es on December 16. Playing two performances
only, this limited engagement will benefit the
American Stage Scholarship Fund, which en-
ables students to attend American Stage camps
and classes at either a reduced rate or at no
cost to them or their families.
C'est la Vie is a New York style cabaret which
features an eclectic mix of songs reminding us
to embrace life; the good, the bad, and every-
,- -thing in between. Composers range from stan-
dard musical theatre fare to John Hartford,
Nat King Cole and John Lennon.
C'est la Vie will be performed on the following
schedule: December 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. at
American Stage Theatre Company, 211 Third
Street S. in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $5,
cash only. Reservations can be made by calling
823-1600, ext. 201. C'est la Vie is produced by
the American Stage Youth Ensemble through
American Stage Education. For questions
or more information contact Julie Rowe at
823-1600, ext. 201 or julierowe@americanstage.
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Pizza to Impress the Neighbors


Several months ago, after over
a year of staring at an empty
house, somebody finally moved
in across the street. Our new neigh-
bors are a fun couple, Amber and Eve
(I did not make that up), who hail
from parts outside of Florida. Now,
considering that I've only met three
people who were verifiably born in
the Sunshine State, that's really no
surprise. However, when people (and
by people, I mean Eve), who have
lived their entire lives in Chicago
want to take me out for "good pizza
and beer," I start to panic.
Florida may be known for many
things-its weather, its beaches, its
dizzying array of outlet malls-but
"pizza capital of the country" it is
not. Heck, we're not even the pizza
capital of the South (a distinction
that, I would wager, belongs to At-
lanta). But you know what? I can't
figure it out. I mean, all of these
people-pizza-making people-come
from places like New York, Boston,
Chicago. These are the pizza capitals
of the country; places that practically
run on pizza. So why is it that when
my neighbor wants to know where
we can get some good pizza and beer,
I'm clueless?
All right, I know. I'm being a bit
hard on our metro area. The fact is,
there are some pretty great pizza
joints around here. When we get de-
livery, Maria and I call Joey Brook-
lyn's downtown and have reveled
many times in their yummy, doughy
crust and fresh toppings. Central
Pizza and Subs, on the "Pasadena
side" of Central, puts together a de-
cent pie, too. But these places (Joey
Brooklyn's few tables notwithstand-
ing) are truly delivery-only. There's
no ambiance; there's no beer.
So, the other night I wanted to take
my new neighbor somewhere that
could hold its head up against Chi-
cago (okay, well maybe just Atlan-
ta). You see, as a lifetime resident
of the Windy City, Eve is under the
impression that Chicago does ev-
erything better. She's still in that


new-to-Florida stage where northern
transplants complain about our lack
of seasons, our inconvenient store
hours, our "I-don't-care-if-we-ever-
get-there" driv-ing habits. That's
cool. I've seen enough of them come
in my lifetime to know that this 'time
next year, she'll be warming her feet
by the fireplace in two sweaters,
swearing that "these tourists" are
just crazy to go to the beach.
But back to the pizza. Our hunt be-
gan with the block and a half walk
to the Grand Central District's Ro-
man Gardens Ristorante & Pizzeria.
Nice little place; great ambiance.
They must have some pretty good
food, too, because the dining room
was packed. Unfortunately, I can't
tell you anything about their pizza.
On a Saturday night, they had only
one server who frantically informed
us that we were welcome to sit down,
but she seemed to have no idea when
we would eat. Not good enough for
our hungry crew.
So, we set out in the direction of
downtown, vacillating between For-
tunato's in the Janus Landing block,
or Dal'Italia on 4th Street and 22nd
North. Now, Maria and I have or-
dered out from Dal'Italia on many
occasions, and I've eaten at the place
at least a couple of times. I can tell
you that they do have decent pizze-
ria ambiance, and the service has
always been efficient. Dal'Italia
also stocks good beer (imported any-
thing, if you're wondering what my
standards are), many of which are
on tap, but honestly, I don't love the
pizza. A lot of folks really dig it, but
I find that their toppings are just too,
well, big. They don't dice the onions
or peppers, and the result is a slip-
pery, stringy piece of topping that
kind of sticks in my throat. Oh, and
they use canned mushrooms, which I
am especially not fond of.
That in mind, I pushed for For-
tunato's on Central. I have had so
many butter-dripping garlic rolls
and hearty slices at this deli-style
eatery, I was sure we'd find some-


thing to appease the hungry neigh-
bors. The inside is all fluorescent
lights and cafeteria-line service, but
they have breezy table seating on
the sidewalk, totally available on an
early Saturday evening. Mind you,
I have only ever been to Fortunato's
during the lunch hours, so I've never
really bothered with what kind of
beer they offer. A quick check of their
icy tub revealed an unfortunate vari-
ety of domestics-mostly light, taste-
less brews. Strike two.
Appetites mounting, we stood out
on the street while I silently cursed
the disaster that is St. Petersburg's
pizza-and-beer situation. Of course,
if we'd been in Chicago, we'd already
be patting our bellies and sipping
our Peroni's at some quaint, 50 year
old pizzeria famous for its delectable
deep dish. How could I salvage this
night? I cast about the street for
some sign of redemption, and then I
saw it.
Now, CitySearch.com bills this place
as a four-star restaurant, which I'm
certain is a mistake, but Jojo's in Cit-
ta was voted "Best of the Bay 2007"
(though for what, exactly, I don't
know). Here's what I do know about
the place: great service, great out-
door seating, and an exemplary beer
selection (no less than three honest-
to-God Italian brews!). I'd been to
Jojo's a million years ago, and was
.not impressed, but clearly the place
is under new management. (At my
request, one of the waiters even took
pains to find out when the Bucs' game
started on Sunday.) They don't do
"full-sized" pizzas, but the personal
sizes we ordered-one "custom" with
pepperoni, tomato and basil, and one
"Special" with just about everything
you can throw on a pizza-were more
than enough, and incredibly tasty.
Also, if you go, do not miss their br-
uschetta: little toasted breads with
garlic heaven on top.
So, in the end I (or rather, Jojo's)
somewhat redeemed St. Petersburg.
It's not every day that you can take a
"Chicago girl through-and-through"
out for some decent pie in Florida.
But, let this be a call to all of you
northern transplants: Bring us your
pizzerias! I've got to impress the
neighbors.

Shelly Wilson can be contacted at
shellywilson@theGabber.com


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Stillwagon Studios Grand Opening


By Cathy Salustri

very now and then I have the
chance to write about some-
one or thing that I've often
thought "Gee, I wish I could write a
business feature about them." I have
long adored Keith Stillwagon's work,
so when I saw his name on the list
of upcoming business features in The
Gabber, it made me very happy.
Even if you don't think you have,
you've seen Keith's work all over
the place. When you savor the atmo-
sphere at Habana Cafe, you're savor-
ing Keith's handiwork: he painted
the murals inside Habana Cafe.
When you drive by Mary O'Malley's
colorful garage on 45th Street South
and see a colorful mural and match-
ing mailbox, you're seeing another
Stillwetgon mural. When you look at
the panther mural in the Art Village
Courtyard (pictured, right), well,
that's another one of Keith's pieces.
Keith's unique style blends south-
western features with Florida ele-
ments. I don't like southwest art,
not even a little bit, but when Keith
paints it it takes on a Florida feel
that makes me love it. The only rea-
son I don't have one of his seascapes
covering my house is because I don't
have access to the funds required to
commission a Stillwagon (I think it's
kind of a "if you have to ask..." type
of thing, for which I don't blame him.
Murals take him weeks.)
The art I found in his gallery on
Beach Boulevard delighted me. He
has prints of some of his pieces as
well as some of his smaller works.
On Art Walk nights he parks his ea-
sel oustide the gallery and works.
Stillwagon Studios also has some
new Stillwagon creations. Keith's
started painting mailboxes, like the
one that Mary O'Malley has to match
her garage mural. He paints them
in his own style: there's no denying
you're getting an original Keith Still-
wagon. Think of it as a $75 mini-mu-
ral. If you want to commission one,
it still only costs, $125. That's steep
for a mailbox but a bargain for Still-
wagon's work, and people seem to
know it, because as soon as he fin-'
ished one, it's gone. I'd suggest them
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Keith Stillwagon currently has the mural from the Art Village Courtyard at Still-
wagon Studios to work on it. It usually covers the tall building in the Courtyard.


this season's Tickle Me Elmo/Furby/
Holiday Barbie, only so much better
that it's almost an insult for me to
have just made that comparison.
If you're thinking what I'm think-
ing- that you'd better call him right
now and tell him to paint you one,
well, you can do that. Or you can go
visit his grand opening this Saturday
night. And before you start thinking
that this is all about mailboxes, trust
me, I didn't mean for it to sound
that way. He has small prints of his
work as well as some larger ones, all
suitable for framing. He has tons of
original work, too, and it's among the
best Florida painting I've seen.
When you come to the grand open-
ing, you'll also notice that the Studios
has other gift items, like Aromatique,
the Smell of Christmas, and Splen-
dor in the Bath. You can get a bar
or two of Zumbar soap for stockings
and add in some Incense by Michele
(she makes it in Gulfport). They also
have candles and, of course, cards
with a Stillwagon touch.
If you wait to send anyone a touch
of Gulfport for Christmas, consider


stopping by the studios to get some
items. Even if you don't have gifts to
buy, come to the grand opening and
take a look at the Stillwagon collec-
tion and meet Keith if you don't al-
ready know him. He's got great sto-
ries to tell, which he will as he works
on his next Stillwagon original.
Special to the Grand Opening on
December 15: Satan and Adam will
play in honor of the opening from
6 until 10 Saturday night. Locally
known as Sterling McGee Harlem
Blues Band, this blues duo plays in
Gulfport and St. Petersburg. If the
spirit moves them they'll have a late
night jam session at H.T. Kanes af-
ter the art walk ends, and you never
know, Keith may join them on his
harmonica.
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GULFPORT 3BR/2BA/2CG-Waterfront Dis-
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Ground Pool and Hot Tub. Cathedral Ceilings.
$325,000 5830 23rd Ave. S. Lynn 727-323-
4546.
INVESTORS SPECIALS- *BR or 5BR.
$88,700 to $124,879. Deborah Sundell, CEN-
TURY 21 REAL ESTATE CHAMPIONS, 727-
365-6559
OFFICE BLDG.- 8400SF, No. Zephryhills &
5BR House w/Pool, Dade City. For Sale or
Trade for So. St. Pete Commercial Property.
352-567-7510.
MOVE IN NOWI- Nice 5 Room, 12'Wide, Fur-
nished Mobile Home in Excellent 55+ Park.
Worth $5500, Furniture worth $3000, It's In-
cluded. Will Sell All for Quick Sale Only $1500.
Nice Lot Location. Rent, $300. 727-687-8136.
FIXER UPPER REDUCED- 5th St. & 5th Ave.
No. 453 5th Ave. No. 2Story, Live Upstairs,
Storage/Workshop Below. No Flood Insurance
Required. $119,000. 727-345-2659.



OPEN HOUSE
SAT & SUN 11am-2pm
Desirable Gulfport/S. Pasadena Location
5814 19th Ave S, Gulfport. Shows like a model
home. 2/1/1 block home, plus office/family room,
1200 sq ft. Large yard, $199,900
FOR SALE BY OWNER Paydon Places
813-784-9096
2707 56TH ST. SO.- Open Sunday 1-4p.m.
2BR/2BA/1CG w/Large Florida Room. Many
Updates 2 Years New. Includes New: C/H/A;
Roof; Tile Paint Inside & Out; Windows. W/D
Hookup. $225,000 Call Dave or Lulu, 727-
244-0989.

R.W. Caldwell Realty, Inc.
5201 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport FL 33707
Tim Swanson 727-698-3506
Historic Kenwood
Open Sunday-Dec 16th 1-4PM
'2823 Dartmouth Ave. N.
$204,000


3BR/1BA/1CG, Beautifully Remodeled.

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.


HUGE FURNISHED ROOM- $95/Wk. Off
Street Parking, G/H/A, Full Kitchen Privileges.
rim, 698-3506.


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


SENIOR LADY NON-SMOKER- Wishes
Lean Bug-Free Furnished Efficiency Apt.
3ulfport near Beaches or Senior Center. Rent
Below $500.727-345-2649.


FOR SALE OR LEASE OPTION- Spanish
Style 3/1, Dining Room, All Redone Top to
Bottom, C/H/A, Possible Owner Financing.
727-565-5565.


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NEW LISTING. 5005 5th Ave S $169,000.3Br/1.5Ba House
plus garage apt over 2 car garage.
NEW LISTING -261748th St S $189,900. This attractive
masonry, 3Br 2Ba has a wonderful open kitchen/dining area
overlooking an 18'x20' screened deck for enjoyable living!
Seconds to Guliport Marina but "no flood insurance" required!
6307 8th Av S $139,500
1701 58th St S $219,000 REDUCED
1214 55th St S $137,800
512116th Av S $199,000
510912th Av S $98,000
5694 40 Ter N #324 Clearvlew Oaks Condo $45,000 REDUCED
1213 59th StS PENDING


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(727 7246 EN


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 1br 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. $158,000
EMBASSY #707 1/1.5 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 Pn-~-mic views of
Pasadena Yacht ( Unbelieveably
priced at $135,000.

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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 #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe renovated. Park at
front door. $159,000.
Kenmore #405 2br/2h man upgrades in this
desirable secu a '. .....s pool. Carport.
Furnished. $145,000
Chatham 404 1 Br deluxe. New kitchen & bath.
Done to perfection. This unit is
handicapped accessible.
Pet friendly. $132,500



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APARTMENTS FOR RENT-Efficiencies $450-
$475Mo. And 1 BR's from $500-$600/Mo. New-
ly Renovated. St. Pete and Gulfport Locations
Available 727-804-5596.
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.
WATERFRONT ST. PETE-Beach 2BR/2BA.
Gulf View, 8th Floor Corner Unit, Pool & Fit-
ness Center, 24-Hour Security, Available Jan.
1st., Call to See. 727-367-9052 or 813-766-
7172.
ONE MONTH
FREE RENT!
St. Pete Beach Apt.,1/1, Everything Close. All
New Inside. Annual Lease, Small Pet Allowed.
$650/Mo. Includes W/S/G & Cable. 727-543-
5937.
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-
5715
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.
CHATEAU TOWER- Lovely 6th Floor View
from this Spacious 1BR/1.5BA Unfurnished
Condo. Annual $875/Mo. MARCOUX REALTY,
727-347-1535.

ST. PETE BEACH- Steps from Beach. New
Upscale Renovations, Private, 1/1 & Studio.
Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal. Everything Close!
727-688-4721, 727-363-1430.
ST. PETE BEACH RENTALS- Efficiencies &
1 BR's. Excellent Location. Weekly or Monthly.
727-410-6599.
ISLA DEL SOL-Water and Gulf Views. Totally
Furnished and Remodeled 1BR/1.5BA. Cov-
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sonal 727-639-8316.
GULFPORT/TOWNSHORES-Condo. 2BR/
2BA with Panoramic Water view. 55 +, $1300/
Mo. Annual. BEST BEACH RENTALS 727-
398-1200.
GULFPORT STUDIO-Furnished, Private En-
trance and Shower. Fenced Yard with Deck,
BBQ & Pool. Includes Microwave, Fridge,
Kitchen Privileges and Utilities. 1 Sm. Pet Ok.
Available Now $640/Mo. 727-776-4040.
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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 BEACH-Studio Apt. (69th Ave/Sun-
set Blvd. area). Hard Tile Floors, Free Parking.
Near Beach, Shops & Bus. $595/Mo. Plus Se-
curity 1-800-878-0780.
1BR UNFURNISHED- Above 1car Garage w/
Opener, Washer/Dryer Hookup. Large Deck,
$750/month +Security, Electricity & Cable.
Vicinity 58th St. S. & Gulfport Blvd. No Pets.
727-710-1949.



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


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.
SHERYL MANOR- Lovely 2BR Home. Family
Room, Utility Room & Garage on Large Cor-
ner Lot. $875/Mo. Annual. MARCOUX REAL-
TY, 727-347-1535.
1BR DUPLEX- Ceramic Tile, New Cabinets,
New Appliances, Very Nice. $660/Mo. Plus
Utilities. 5710B 19th Ave. So. 727-328-1989.

NEWLY RENOVATED
2BR/1BA House. Large Screened Porch,
Shade Trees. Lawn Service Included, W/D
Hook-up. $950/Mo. 1st/last and $800/Security.
2132 20th Ave. N. 727-638-8540.
TREASURE ISLAND- Paradise Island. Nicely
Furnished 1BR/1BA, $800/Mo & Utilities. Walk
to Beaches. 727-360-3015.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. (727)867-0070.
PASADENA- Newly Decorated 2BR/2BA, All
Amenities, Ready to Move In! $950/Mo. Un-
furnished. Annual. MARCOUX REALTY, 727-
347-1535.
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.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-Big Porch, 2BR/1BA,
CHA. Ceiling fans, Ceramic Tile $800/Mo. 1st,
last & security. Smoke free, small pet nego-
tiable, WSG included, Available Jan. 1, 08
727-424-6085.
ST PETE BEACH- Large Efficiency, Excellent
Condition, Water Included. $550/Mo. So. Pas-
adena 1BR Near Albertsons, Water Included,
Excellent Condition $595/Mo. 727-345-7036.


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2Br/2Ba/2CG, CHA, No Pets,
$995/mo. Rent
800-940-9044

727-527-7348

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 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.
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


Historic Kenwood Area. Charming
Craftsman Bungalow. 2Br/lBa wood
floors $775/mo. $100 off Deposit.
R.W. Caldwell Realty, Inc.
5201 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport FL 33707
Tim Swanson 727-698-3506

TOWNSHORES 55+ 1BR CONDO- 1000 SF,
Carport, All Amenities & Marina. Must See!
$750/Mo. Call Chance, 727-424-4125.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 2400sq.ft.,
4BR/3BA, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors and
Ceramic tile Bath, Beautifully Landscaped.
$1400/Mo +Security. 2413 54th St. S. Avail
Now. 727-510-8538.


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
VIEW ALL OUR RENTALS ONLINE @ WWW.REXRENTALS.COM
tX. Rentals & Realty, Inc.


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
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2419 58th St. S. 2BR/
1BA, Porch, CHA, $685/Mo. Plus Utilities/Se-
curity, Lawn Maintenance Included. No Big
Dogs, No Smoking. Available Now! 727-343-
4930.
CUTE 1 BR 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. Section 8 Ok.
2BR/2BA CONDO- So. Pasadena. Commu-
nity Pool & Clubhouse. Beautiful Ceramic Tile,
New Carpet & Paint. $875/Mo. 727-374-3092.
BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW- St. Petersburg
Russell Park. 4111 3rd Ave. n. 3/2/1, 1100SF
w/Beautiful Home. W/D Hookup. Fenced Yard.
Small Pet OK with Non-Refundable $300
Deposit. Non Smoker. Rent $1150, Deposit
$1000. $35 Non-Refundable Credit Check Re-
quired. 818-368-0809.

TOWN SHORES
Buckingham 2BR/2BA, Unfurnished, An-
nual. Seasonal, Manchester Bldg. 2BR/2BA,
Furnished. Call Bill Sampson, Sr., R. W.
CALDWELL, INC. 727-321-1212.
1517 59TH ST. S.-Gulfport. 3BR/1.5BA, Com-
pletely Remodeled, Hardwood Floors. Close
to Stetson. Annual $1500/Mo. Pets Ok, Mi-
chael Shaffer 727-409-1347.
WIDE VIEW OF JOHNS PASS- & Bird Island
from this second floor 2/2 condo, 1 Year Lease
$900 or Option to Buy $1200/Mo. 100% Rent
Credit to Downpayment. Rick Villanueva, Bro-
ker, 800-640-3579.
GULFPORT PRIVATE-2BR/1BA Above Ga-
rage Apt. Newly Remodeled, Large Kitchen,
Living Room and Enclosed Porch. CHA,
Fenced Court Yard, Private Entrance, Covered
Parking. Beautiful Wood floors. Close to Beach
and Art District. Water Included, No Pets/Sec-
tion 8. Non Smoker Preferred $800/Mo. plus
1st/last/security 727-492-7045.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
ST. PETERSBURG- Bright & Airy Garage Apt.
4162 1/2 3rd Ave. So. f/1 Off Street Parking
Slab. New A/C Unit. Rent $550, Deposit $500.
Small Pet OK with Non-Refundable $300 De-
posit. Non Smoker Only. 818-368-0809.
WATERFRONT
APARTMENTS
Nice 2Br. Lovely Pool. Fishing Dock. Quiet &
Peaceful. 55+. No Dogs. $785. 727-384-6103.
TYRONE MALL AREA-Condo. Large, 2/1,
Covered carport, Low maint., All ages, Pets
okay. $90,000 Future Home Realty Barb
Allen 727-481-8891.


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$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.
1989 CADILLAC SEVILLE- Good Engine,
$850 o.b.o. 2001 Chev Cavalier Ex. Cond.,
Book $5900 sell $3500 o.b.o. Credit Cards Ac-
cepted. 727-488-5640.
1999 FORD F150XL-Special, strong looking.
4" body lift. New wider, taller tires. Stick. 6cyl.
4X4. Burgandy. 137k miles. Truck just gone
over $5000 in receipts. $5675. 727-470-1426.
2003 FORD RANGER-Extended Cab, 90K,
Red w/Black Interior. P/W, Cruise, CD Player,
Good Condition. $8500. 727-320-7741.
2004 SUZUKI VERONA- Fully Loaded/Leath-
er, 29,500 Miles. Below Kelly Blue Book, Ex-
cellent Condition, Must Sell. $9500 o.b.o. 727-
327-9408.
3YAMAHA
WAVERUNNERS
Great Shape. $1500 Each, All for $4000. 727-
542-0483.
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2001 Ford
Ranger XLT
83K, Side Step Bed, CD, Runs Great
$5695
727-527-7348
813-684-3399
Can be seen at 1142 62nd Ave No.
VAN PARTS Ford, '86 Grille $35. Radiator V8
Automatic $35 exchange. Bucket seats, cloth
S35/pr. 727-641-3222.
Buying Cars for Cash!
All Cars Wanted!
Junkers Jewels!
Clunkers Gems!
All Cars Paid for in Cash
727-512-4371





250c,'yellow e.x .Ie.t condition Or...
15.000 ml '. Must bell! So inj BibleCoe
Asking S2500. Call 41p-J"9 J


SONY WEGA 36-INCH TV-Mint. Matching
Stand & Component Cabinet. $299.388-9642,
512-0029.

ELECTRIC DRYER-Whirlpool Supreme Large
Capacity $20. Base Board Electric Heater 9ft
long $35. 727-360-8870.
2-26" SWIVEL FLOOR MODEL COLORTV'S-
Both Play Well. $100 for Both. 365-1481.
CLEAN USED FURNITURE- Reasonably
Priced. Couch, Love Seat, Wing Back Chair,
Belgian Oriental Rug. 727-544-3899.
COIN OPERATED
WASHERS & DRYERS
Commercial Grade. Fun for Home, Great for
Apts. & Duplexes. Going Fast, $150/Each.
727-542-0483.

THE BOOKLADY SAYS- It's Here! Ghost
Stories of Pinellas County. Small Adventures
Bookshop, 3107 Beach Blvd. 727-347-8732.
Closed Sunday & Monday.
RIDING MOWER- Brand new. Husq. 48" cut.
Over $2200. Sell $1475. 727-470-1426.
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
Fl. 33701.


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WESLO CADENCE-EX 14 Treadmill. Like
New $90. Call After 6:00pm. 727-327-7375.
MOVING MUST SELL- Pictures, Computer w/
Table, More! 1990 Buick Skylark Low Mileage,
New Muffler & Tires. $800. 727-344-8777.
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!
UTILITY TRAILER- Brand new. 8X12. Open.
Single axle. Ramp. Utility rack. Originally
$1400. Sell for $825. 727-470-1426.
LOT OF LONGENBERGER-Baskets. Lot
of Teddy Bear Beanie Babies in the Plastic
Containers. Please Call if Interested. 727-343-
7737.
LARGE STAINLESS STEEL-BBQ Grill. 6
Burners, Great Condition! $250.00 727-688-
9565.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,.
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.


SAVE UP TO 80%
OR MORE ON
HEALTHCARE
Dental, Vision, Prescription, Chiropractic
- $19.95/m Household. Physicians, Ancil-
!ary, Nurseline, Podiatry, Hospital Advocacy
- $29.95/m Household $39.95/m Combined.
Auto Club, Legal & Financial, Identity Theft
- Combined $59.95/m Household. Free $100
Gift.
www.DeliveringOnThePromise.com/Aplus-
Care. 727-867-1975.






NOTICE OF NON-JUDICIAL SALE- Pursuant
to FLA Statute 328.17 at Bay Pines Marina,
5000 92nd St. No., St. Petersburg, FL. 10a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. 1989 25' Baja Boat
owned by Donald Johnson for Unpaid Storage
Fees. Lienholder; First Florida Bank.
BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE- Up to 50Ft. ABC
Marina, Madeira Beach. 727-393-2090.


.. --.- *"_--.; PIANO FOR SALE Westbrook piano w/
17321 bench and dryer. $400. 727-345-5460.
g dSTEINWAY PAINO- Models, 5'1", Ebony, 10
Years New, Tuned & Serviced Regularly. Cabi-
net Excellent Condition. $21,000. 727-381-
4440.


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AKC FRENCH
BULLDOG PUPPIES
Ha pykennne t 3 Brindle Males. 727-906-
BABY PARROTS- African Gray, Macaw,
Cockatoos, Amazon, Eclectus, Senegal,
Quakers, Sun Conyers, Ringnecks. Some
Breeders Available. Credit Cards Accepted.
727-488-5640.
1 YEAR OLD FEMALE CAT- Black w/White
Streaks, Sweet Temperment. Free to Good
Home. 479-2272, 526-6360.

USA GUITARS WANTED-Cash on the Spot.
Fair, Honest Senior. 367-3474.
I BUY WATCHES-Working or Not, Jewelry,
Broken or Not. Tell Me What You Have. 727-
549-2142, 324-3808.
PA. SENIOR FEMALE- Needs Small Efficien-
cy or Rent a Room with House Privileges Jan.
- March. References Available. 724-948-3694.
Evenings.
WANTED TO BUY- Used Oxygen Acetylene
Tanks for Welding. 727-641-3222/
AVAILABLE FOR OFFICE/-Computer Work
in my home. Book Keeping, W2's, Bill Paying.
Experience and References 727-546-1267.
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FISHING TACKLE WANTED- Cash Paid.
Reels, .Rods, Tackle Boxes. New, Used or An-
tique. Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.
ANTIQUES
ART CONSULTANT
Buying Jewelry, Carnival Glass, Broken Jew-
elry, Coins, Paintings, Sterling, Pottery, Weller,
VanBriggle. Appraisals. Estate Services. John
Sutorius, 385-9721.

SAT./SUN. 9-4PM.-Clothes and Accessories.
Men's, Women's, and Girl's. House & Other
Items. 350 N. Tessier Dr. (in Vina Del Mar).
CARPORT YARD SALE- Multi-Family Lots of
Stuff. 1119 Hull St. So. Sat. 8-?
4712 14TH AVE. NO. SAT & SUN- 12/15-16,
9-3p.m. Clothing (S/M/L/XL) Accessories,
Housewares/Furniture.
5727 30TH AVE. SO.- Sat/Sun, 8-1p.m. Lots
of Lead Free Toys & Neat Stuff.
THREE FAMILY- 5875 26th Ave. So- Moving
Sale Sat. 8-2pm. Baby Clothes & Nursery Fur-
niture. Infant-Large Adult. Clothes. Furniture.
Misc.
1843 53RD ST. S.-8:30am-? Lots of Baby
Items/Clothes, Household Items, Lots of
Misc. .


2510 54TH ST. S.-Fri. & Sat. 8-? Baseball
Cards, Furniture, To Much to Mention!
HUGE YARD SALEI-Lots of Stuff: Designer
Mens & Womens Clothes, Leather Couch,
Furniture, Lamps, Housewares, Shoes, Baby
Stuff, Linens. 5527 20th Ave. So., Sat. 8a.m.-
Noon.
MULTI FAMILY SALE-Mary Kay Products,
Purses, 100's of Clothes, X-mas Items and
Pool Table. 632 38th Ave. S. Fri. & Sat. 8am.-
6pm.
6327 1ST AVE. NO.-Sat., 12/15, 8-?, Furni-
ture, Christmas, Household, Kids, etc.
5002 29TH AVE. NO.-Fri/Sat/Sun 9-4p.m.
Toys, Clothes, Furniture, Videos, Christmas,
TV, Dogs, Crates, Doghouse, DVD's, Books,
Shoes, Glider, Misc.
MULTI-FAMILY- Sat. Dec 15th, 8a.m.-? 2710
48th St. So. Home Goods, Decorations, Fur-
niture, Appliances, Clothes, Shoes, Fossils &
Collectibles.
2652 44TH ST. SO.- Thursday 3-6p.m., Fri-
day, 12-5p.m. Boating, Camping Accessories,
Kitchen, Linens, Misc.
ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES SHOW
January 19 & 20, 2008. Bottles, Pottery, Post-
cards, Stoneware, and Much More! 135 Deal-
ers! At the St. Petersburg National Guard
Armory, 3601 38th Ave. So. (Between 34th &
37th Sts. South) Admission $4. Good for Both
Days.
HUGE 2-FAMILY-4100 2nd Ave. So., Sun., 8-
3. Furniture, Christmas Gift Baskets, Decora-
tive Odds & Ends.
441 22ND ST. N.-Sat. Dec 15th & 22nd, 9-?
Furniture, Clothes, Books, Jewelry, Collect-
ibles. Tools, Household, Ford Car.
STORE CLOSED SALE- Brand New Light-Up
Novelty/Party Lights, Light-Up Glasses, Flash-
ing Toys, Magic Tricks & Much More. Priced
Below Cost. Sat. 12/15, 8a.m.-2p.m. 800 Hull
St. So.
2244 2ND AVE. NORTH- Fri. & Sat. 10-4p.m.
A Whole "Little House" Full.
HOLIDAY GIFT ITEMS-Fun stuff for all ages.
Fri. & Sat. 9-2. 1620 51st St. S #D. 727-422-
5152
5611 4TH AVE. N.-(Alley) Sat. 8am-2pm. Multi
Family Sale.

FOUND KEYS- In Alley 2800 Block of 46th St.
So. Large Set, Winn Dixie Card Attached, Ford
Key. Call to Identify, 727-323-7200.


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