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Title: Gabber
Alternate Title: Gulfport gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann,
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Place of Publication: Gulfport, Fla
Publication Date: September 18, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Gulfport Revised
Sanitation Rates,
see page 4'

49th Street Business
Owners Meeting :
see page 5

Artists Sought for
Library Project
see page 13

Gulfport Receives
National Exposure
see page 16

City Vacates 50th
Street Property,
see page 17

Letters to the Editor
see page 20

This N' That
in South Pasadena
see page 33

Full Page Special
see page 38

Public Comment
Excerpts from Sept. 16
Council Meeting
see page 39

Holy Name's Annual
Oktoberfest
see page 40


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Every Thursday


No.6207 S Sptember.1 Septembr 24, 200


Rhythm of the Sunset


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By Cathy Salustri
Monica Mikesell joined Sunday evening's Full Moon Drum Circle
aboard the 51' ketch "Magic".
As the 51 foot Morgan ketch left the dock and sailed
through Boca Ciega Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, the boat
vibrated with drumbeats and laughter.
Every full moon renowned drummer Buddy Helm leads a
drum circle aboard one of the Dolphin Landing's sailboats.
This past Sunday a group of 20 gathered aboard the sailboat
"Magic" to watch the sunset as they beat out rhythms.
The drums continued as the sun slipped lower in the sky
and finally disappeared and the drummers got a glimpse of
the Green Flash, a sunset phenomenon that some doubt.
Captain Dan Peretz pointed the bow of the boat toward
home and the drumming continued,
See Drum Circle, page 13


A Solemn Day of
Remembrance
About 50 people attended a September
11 Patriot Day ceremony at the South
Pasadena Fire Department last Thursday
morning. The event honored the men
and women of the U.S. military and first
responders'. Members of the PCSO Honor
Guard presented the colors and lowered the
flag at the station to half mast. The group
joined a national moment of silence at 8:46
a.m., the exact moment that the first plane
hit the World Trade Center. This was the
seventh anniversary of the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks.


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City Approves 75
Co-Sponsored
Events
Gulfport city council approved
a resolution on Tuesday which
gives a green light to at least
75 city sponsored, co-sponsored
or community based events
requiring some sort of assistance
or participation from the city.
According to Jim O'Reilly,
director of leisure services and
acting city manager, the financial
impact of the proposed events is
$84,332.56,
See City Events, page 47

Fire Union
Contract Approved
Gulfport city council passed a
resolution on Tuesday approving
an agreement with the St. Pete
Beach Professional Firefighters,
Local 2266 I.A.F.F. for firefighter
bargaining unit employees,
adding a new pay grade to the
current ,pay plan and adjusting
the pay grades of Fire Lieutenant
and Fire Chief.
Local 2266. I.A.F.F. represents
firefighters for the city of Gulfport
as well as St. Pete Beach.
See Fire Union, page 41





Deadline for Vendors
at Blues Festival
To kick it up a notch into fall, the
City of Gulfport is looking for artists,
food and craft vendors to rock their
wares for the 1st annual 49th St. S.
Blues Festival.. In addition to arts
and craft vendors, public flea market
space will be available at a minimum
charge on the Tangerine Greenway.
The Blues Festival will be held
on Saturday, September 27 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Leisure Services
Department will be accepting
applications until Friday, September.


19. All applications must be turned
in by 4:30 p.m. on September 19.
To obtain a vendor package
application, log onto www.pi.gulfport.
fl.us and go to the City Events
page under Events. For additional
information, please contact Gail
Biron, in the Leisure Services
Department at 893-1118, or by email
at-gbiron@ci.gulfport.fl.us.

Gulfport CERT Meeting
Gulfport's Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) will hold
their monthly meeting.on September


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Street S. at 9 a.m. All residents are
invited.
There is a new class for CERT
training. starting September
15 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. For
more information, call Connie at
345-0871.

Suncoast Sierra Club
The Suncoast Sierra Club of Pinellas
County meets the third Thursday
of every month at Moccasin Lake
Park off of Drew and Hwy. 19 in
Clearwater. Meetings start at 7
p.m. and include a speaker and
social time.
SOn September 18, Rudy Schaeffer,
Sierra Club Outings Coordinator
and Adventure Traveler will present
"Traveling the Alaskan Outdoors".
This is a slide show and talk of the
latest of Mr. Schaeffer's adventures.
The public is invited to learn more
about our environment.
Call Joyce at 526-5065 for further
information.


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You know that you want to protect one of your biggest
investments with quality products. Due to the skyrocketing
cost of oil, many service facilities are using inferior products
to keep the oil change price low in order to get you in the door.
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Flea Markets and
Yard Sales, Oh My!
This City Wide Gulfport Yard Sale
and Flea Market event is slated for
Saturday, November 8 from dawn to
dusk. This will give residents enough
time to gather all their items to sell
for the free permit day. If this is your
first experience having a yard sale,
fear not as more information is on
the way to guide you through a fun
day of selling your stuff.
If you can't wait that long to unload
your items, remember that the City
of Gulfport 49th St. S. Blues Festival
on Saturday, September 27, has flea
market space for $10 for a 15x15
space. Participants must supply their
own table and coverage. Parking for
one vehicle will be provided with
your space. The deadline is Friday,
September 19 at 4:30 p.m. See the
vendor form on the Events page
at www.gulfport.fl.us. For more
information, call 893-1118.

City of Gulfport
Birthday Bash
It's hard to believe that Gulfport
will be celebrating it 98th Birthday
on Saturday, October 11. And what
better way than a good old fashioned
Gulfport Birthday Bash at the
Historical Museum?
The time of the event is .from
4-9 p.m. with plenty of free children's
activities and free birthday cake,
Flea marketers, guided trolley tours
of,Old Gulfport and the ever popular
Mullet Toss. Grilled hot dogs and a
yummy fish fry dinner are available


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for purchase. Music will be provided
by the Island Boys and The Bobby
Tess Trio in the newly renovated
Scout Hall right next door.
So call your old friends and meet
some new ones at the 98th Annual
City of Gulfport Birthday Bash at
the Historical Museum at 5301 28
Avenue S. on Saturday, October 11
from 4-9 p.m.'

Mobile Collection of
Hazardous Waste
Got unwanted electronics or chemical
waste? Collect the hazardous waste
items from your home, office or garage
and properly dispose of them at the
upcoming mobile collection event on
Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center, 5730 Shore Boulevard.
Drive up and. drop off our hazardous
electronics and chemicals! Pinellas-
(County Utilities offers this service
free to county residents. Businesses
should arrange for drop off and
payment by calling EQ Florida Inc.
at 813-319-3400 (chemicals), or
Creative Recycling Systems, Inc. at


813-621-2319 (electronics).
Hazardous waste items should
never ben put in the trash can. They
have the potential to contaminate our
ground, air and surface water, so they
should never end up in the landfill.
Hazardous waste items include
everyday things like fluorescent
light bulbs, cleaners, computers,
TVs, printers, ink cartridges and
rechargeable household batteries.
They also include items such as
pesticides, paints, paint thinners,
fertilizers, automotive fluids and
much more.
For disposal questions -and more
information on mobile collections,
please contact Pinellas County Solid
Whste Operations at 727-464-7500
or visit www.pinellascounty.org/
utilities.

Dancers Wanted
Dances are wanted (young or old)
to participate in folk dancing in the
Tarantella Dancing Group of St.
Petersburg. Lots of fun, meet new
people. Call 579-7992.


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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.


Revised Sanitation Rate
Ordinance Passes
On Tuesday, Gulfport city
council passed a revised ordinance
which establishes fees for the new
automated sanitation route pick
up. The revised ordinance allows
customers to request two 40 gallon
containers or one 90 gallon container
instead of one 40 gallon container or
one 90 gallon container as originally
presented.
A number of citizens had expressed
concerns to council that it was not
fair to offer only two options with no
additional expense required. What
was originally proposed was that
residents would be offered one 90
gallon container or one 40 gallon
container at no extra cost. -Residents
could get additional containers,
but at a cost of $8.18 a month for
each container with a six month
minimum.
Residents will continue to pay the
current rate of $16.35 per month and
residents may still request additional
containers at the $8.18 a month
rate.


Gabber September 18 September. 24, 2008


Staff told council that if a large
number of residents request two 40
gallon containers and regularly use
both of them that it may add an hour
to the pick up route.
The revised ordinance will need
to pass a second reading to go into
effect.

Teen Council
Reappointment
Katisha Diab has been reappointed
to the Gulfport Teen Council. Her
current term had expired in August
and she asked to be considered for
reappointment through August
2009.
The Teen Council consists of seven
regular members and two alternative
members, aged 13 to 19 and at least
five members must be residents
of the city of Gulfport. All other
members must have been involved in
at least one city of Gulfport program
established for teens such as the
Police Explorers, Fire Explorers or
other youth organizations of the city.





Construction Noise
Ordinance Passes
On second reading, Gulfport
city council passed an ordinance
amending the Construction Work
Hours Ordinance which originally
passed on February 5, 2008. The
new ordinance goes into effect
immediately.
The amended ordinance allows
construction to begin at 7 a.m.
Monday through Saturday rather 8
a.m. as earlier passed. Construction
may begin, no earlier than 9 a.m. on
Sunday. Ending times remain the
same at 9 p.m. for Weekdays and
Saturday and 6 p.m. for Sunday.
The amendment came after a
letter of complaint was received
from the Pinellas County School
Board Real Estate Division. They
argued that the 8 a.m. start time
was inconsistent with established
building practices which require an
earlier time. The existing ordinance
did not allow for continuous pouring
of concrete foundations. The school
board also noted that they received
several citations from the Gulfport
police department, because their
construction schedule required
earlier starting time to make
deadlines on projects that needed to
be completed before school opened
on August 25.

Child Care Facility
Gets Site Approval
Gulfport city council approved a site
plan on Tuesday allowing for a child



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care facility for children 8 months
to 5 years of age. The facility is
scheduled to be located in a recently
renovated building located at 919-
923 49th Street South.
The project must begin within one
year of this approval or the site plan
will expire.

Reappointment
to PSTA Board
By resolution, Gulfport city
council gave its approval to the'


reappointment of Belleair Bluffs
mayor Chris Arbutine, Sr. to the
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
(PSTA) governing board. The cities
of Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Gulfport,
Kenneth, City,' Seminole and South
Pasadena hav one joint appointment
to the board.
Arbutine has served since March
2002 and had expressed an interest
to continue serving on this board.
The three year term will expire on
September 30, 2011.
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Please join with your fellow business owners
in talking about the
49th Street South Business Association










Who: All 49th Street South Business Owner

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

5:30 PM

Where: Gulfport Neighborhood Center

1617 49th Street South

Gulfport, FL 33707

Agenda: Organizational issues

Upcoming events



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ARTWALK AT THE OUTPOST


Custom Fishing Rod Builder
Jimmy "The Fox" Mason
5-9 PM Recycled Rod Building Demo
Rain Barrels -'h Kayak Rental!
$656 Ky
FREE DELIVERY & Eco-Tours
Recycled Booze bottles
Art Projects into Neon
T-shirts into Skirts night lights
Palm Fronds into Custom Wood
fish & hat racks Bowls & More!


"The Power of Art"
Creativity Workshop
Sylvan Abbey United Methodist
Church will present "The Power of
Art" creativity workshop, moderated
by composer A. Paul Johnson.
Session One will be held on Saturday,
September 20 from 10-noon, and the
conclusion will be held on Saturday
September 27 from 10-noon. This
special workshop is part of their artist-
in-residence program with The Apollo
Project. The workshop, filled with fun
games, activities, and an overview of
the science behind getting new ideas,
is free to the public. The workbook
will be on sale for $10 for those who
wish to purchase one.
Sylvan Abbey church is located at
2817 Sunset Point Road in Clearwater.
Reservations are recommended and
can be made by calling the church at
796-3057 or The Apollo Project at 823-
7252.


NARFE to Meet
The Gulf Beaches Chapter 1140 of
the National Association of Active &
Retired Federal Employees will begin
their fall meetings on Wednesday,
September 24. The 11:30 a.m. buffet
luncheon will be held in the Key West
Dining Room of The Fountains at Boca
Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue,
South Pasadena. The speaker's topic
will be Identity Theft. The cost of the
luncheon will be $5. For reservations
call 368-8569 or 446-1619 as soon as
possible but no later than Monday,
September 22. All members not
wishing the luncheon are welcome.
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USCG Safe
Boating Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous cycle
of Safe Boating Classes every
Tuesday, 7:30pm, Warren Webster
Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-
Grille Way, St. Pete Beach (1 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 2 years to finish.
September classes include
"Equipment for Your Boat" Sept. 23,
"Trailering Your Boat" Sept. 30. Cost
is $36 for 13 weeks and includes a
new 400-page manual. Call Jim ;at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.
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Senior Solutions of Pinellas County
Celebrates 10th Anniversary


Home-based
senior care
consulting and
management
company, Senior
Solutions of
Pinellas County
years of service to
Owner Jane Ogilvie seniors and their
families. Located in Gulfport, Florida the
arms of the business reach far and wide to
assist adult children and other legally
responsible parties in meeting the needs of
the elderly. They've helped families from
Seatde to Miami, Maine to Los Angeles,
Canada and the United Kingdom.
Owner Jane D. Ogilvie first recognized
the need to help this segment of the
population because of the many care
problems faced when being discharged
from hospitals to the home or rehab
facilities. People's needs were falling
between the cracks. Home health care
services if ordered at discharge were
limited in scope. Jane picks up where they
leave off, coordinatihngand arranging for
services to meet the most basic of needs,
and assisting with moves when required.
Through consultation and assessment, and
the implementation of a plan, quality of
life is improved, and stress and anxiety are
diminished.
Through the years, Senior Solutions of
Pinellas County has allied itself with some
of the most dependable performing home
health companies, certified elder law
attorneys, and other senior related
businesses. Dependability, skill level, and
service provider attitude have been key
criteria in establishing these alliances. If
Senior Solutions of Pinellas County
wouldn't personally use the service


providers they recommend for their own
parents, they aren't recommended to their
clients.
There is a personal relationship between
the business and the families it serves
based on trust, respect, and
understanding. Caseload is restricted in
order to provide the level of service that is
required. Oversight of peripheral services
and service providers, monitoring client
progress, and providing advocacy requires
time and expertise. To Jane, this isn't just
a business. It's a commitment to serve
those in need until the problems are
resolved and oversight and advocacy is no
longer needed.
Jane is also a Founder of and in her 5th
year as President of the Gulfport
Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation.
In December 2007 after 8 years' on the
Board of Directors for the Gulfliort
Chamber of Commerce, she resigned her
position in order to spend more time
addressing the needs of a growing
Foundation. She has served for nearly 6
years on the Senior Advisory Committee
for the City of Gulfport, and teamed up
with two City employees to bring the
Florida Dept. of Elder Affair's
Community for a Lifetime initiative to
the City.
Congratulations
Senior Solutions ofPinellas County!
Senior Solutions
of Pinellas County
P.O. Box 5130
Gulfport, Fl. 33707
(727) 327-0167
www.seniorsmile.com
Email: jane-o@seniorsmile.c6m


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A Special Fund Raiser for St. Petersburg Little The;

A Tribute to the Le
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September 27, 20oo8
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Free Personal Growth
Program for Women
The Resource Center for Women
(RCW) offers free services to women
in our community. Their personal
growth program is a first step for
women who need assistance with
achieving self-sufficiency and emo-
tional strength. The Personal-
Growth program provides training to
improve self-esteem, communication
and organizational skills, anger and
stress management. Additionally, the'
program's core curriculum includes


assertiveness training, problem-solv-
ing, identifying long and short-term
goals and developing action plans.
The program will be held each
Monday, September 22 through
October 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
with a brown bag lunch discussion
to follow. These classes will be held
at the Enoch Davis Community
Center, 1111 18 Avenue S.,
St. Petersburg. Registration is re-
quired for ,all classes. Call RCW at
893-7134 or 586-1110 to register
classes.


The Resource Center for Women helps
womenintransition achieve emotional
strength, self-sufficiency and econom-
ic stability. RCW does this through
life skills' training, which includes
programs in career development, per-
sonal growth, money management,
and parenting. These services are
funded by the Schoen Foundation,
Ameriprise Financial Company,
and corporate and private donors.
Call RCW at 586-1110 for informa-
tion or visit www.resourcecenterfor-
women.org.


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Screening and Seminar

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in America,
affecting 1 in 6 men. Treatable when detected early, Palms .of Pasadena
Hospital urges you to have routine screening exams. The American Cancer
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Free Screenings
Thursday, September 25
PSA and Digital Exam Screenings
and Blood Pressure Screenings
Ketan Kapadia, MD 9:00 am 11:45 am
Sean Heron. MD 1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Urologic Surgeons
Main Hospital Matthews Road Entrance


Free Educational Seminar
Thursday. September 25
T'Urology: Conditions and Treatment"
Sean Heron, MD
Urologic Surgeon
12:00 noon
Pasadena Room First floor of the Main Hospital


1501 Pasadena Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL
A light lunch will be served at the Educational Seminar.
Space is limited for both events.

Please call 1-800-667-4576 for reservations.


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Rotary Club of
St. Petersburg Suncoast
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon in the Palm Terrace Grill at
the Peninsula Inn & Spa, located at
2937 Beach Boulevard in Gulfport.
On September 23, Will Miller, Rotary
District 6950 Disaster Planning
Chair will discuss the mechanics,
of Implementing a Disaster Plan.
Guests are welcome to attend these
lunch meetings.

Trio Recital at SPC
SPC will present a Flute, Clarinet
and Piano Trio Recital on Friday,
September 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Music Center, This will be a program
of music by Danzi, Saint-Saens, Ibert,
Bloch and Shostakovich performed
by SPC applied music instructors
Barbara Prescott, David Irwin and
Dr. Cory Hall. Free and open to the
public. Call 841-4301.







NATIONAL HERB DAY
CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 11, 10am to 4pm.
Kava Kava Bar
Free Lectures All Day
Live vusic From The Urban Gypsies
Herb & Plant Vendors From Tampa Bay
For more information, please call 727-551-0857
or email acuherbals@att.net
Sponsored by the Florida Herb Society, Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies
and the Professional Herbalists Training Program
901 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL. 33705
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Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321.6965
more information on placing your ad in this special section


A Touch of God Ministries Church
Gome esperuence leyy oalle Yodl
Meeting at Dolphin Beach Resort
4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach
9:00 am Sunday
727-824-7741
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Children's Sunday School
www.atouchofgodministries.org


Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Can there be a church without a creed? We
are a lay led Fellowship guided by truth
and reason. We invite you to discover
Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
www.uuunited.org


Fall Musical at
Wesleyan Church
Park Place Wesleyan Church is
proud to present their 27th annual
Fall Musical Production entitled "At
the Top of My Lungs" on Sunday,
September 28 at 6 p.m. The church
is located at 4400 70, Avenue N.
in' Pinellas Park. Free admission;.
Nursery provided. Call 526-3674 or
visit ppwc.org.


h Prayer, Meditation,
Reflection & Sharing
The Baha'i Faith--a Living
V Religion for Today's World
Please join us! Every Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
All welcome! 4914 29th Ave. S. in Gulfport. Also, the
St. Petersburg Baha'i Center, 676 2nd Ave. S., warmly
invitesyou to Weekly Devotions on Sunday mornings.
Starts at 10:15 a.m. for welcome coffee, followed by
10:30 a.m. Devotional service.
In Gulfport, call 727/368-2819 for info. All are
welcome, and no contributions are accepted. Visit us on
the web at www.stpetebahai.orq.


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Ever Wonder?
I wonder if God exists? I wonder
why bad" things happen to good
people? I wonder why my prayers go
unanswered? I wonder about God's
will for my life? I wonder about the
miracles in the Bible? I wonder about
the end of the world? I wonder about
life after death?, Join us at Pasadena
Community Church (Pasadena
Avenue at 2nd Avenue South) as
we explore the answers to these
questions in 'our upcoming series,
"The Seven Wonders .of the Faith,"
through October 26. Each Sunday
morning at 9 a.m. (Direct Connection
Modern) and 11 a.m. (Traditional)
in Sanctuary Worship, Pastor
Charley Reeb will examine these
issues that often become stumbling
blocks to the Christian Faith. For
further information contact Megan
at megank@pccumc.org or-381-2499,
ext. 234.

Fall Bible Class
Fall Bible Class will meet on
Wednesday through November 26
at Pilgrim Congregational Church
UnitedChurchofChrist, 6315 Central
Avenue in St. Petersburg. There
will be two class times: 11 a.m. and
7 p.m. Everyone is invited!


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org

r Hearts Sunday Mornings
t Minds Sunday School 9:15a
Doors Traditional Serv, 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
Wednesday Eveninqs
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Open House for
New Mormon Chapel'
The community is invited to tour
the newly expanded and remodeled
chapel of the Gulfport congregation
of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. The Gulfport Open
House at 5425 Gulfport Boulevard S.,
Gulfport is on Saturday, September
20 from 5 to7 p.m., coinciding with
the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. The
Open House will include the church's
extensive collection of artwork, tours
of the expanded building, including
the new family history facility,
and displays on the Church and its
teachings. Light refreshments will
be served and parking is free. The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints, often referred to as the
Mormon church, completes a new
building at the rate of one a day
somewhere in the world.
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Sunday
On October 5, Gulfport Presbyterian
Church will celebrate World
Communion Sunday at the 10:30 a.m.
worship service. Visitors welcome.
Wearing traditional clothing of other
lands or ethnicity is encouraged
but not necessary. Children will
participate in the beginning of the
worship service and then go to the




Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707
Traditional Sevce800A
Cotmprr Sevc 10:0 AM
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Sunday School room for their own,
Bible lesson and celebration. Call
Kathy at 321-8086 Tuesday to.Friday
from 9-12 or Nancy at 560-1527
anytime.

Join the Youth Band
A patriotic and Christian youth band
is forming and is in need of a bass.
Receipt given for 501c3 tax write off
for your donation. They are also still
looking for a vocalist (age 5-16 years)
and musicians for a recording project.
Call 327-5992.


Pilgrim Congregational Church
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
Fall Bible Class
wednesday 11am 7pm (same topic)
September, 10 November 26
6315 Central Ave.
727-347-1226
"Diversity r strength, God's love our bond"


Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10am
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Tel: -321-3380 Cell: 727-434-1143
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PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH

In the Sanctuary this Sunday:
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional
"The Seven Wonders of the Faith:
I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to
Good People?"
In the Chapel this Sunday:
9:00 am Traditional and 10:00 am Singles & Friends in Faith
"Trust-A Leap of Faith"
10:00 am Classes for All Ages
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Laundry May Add
Restaurant, Apartment
The Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA) of the city of Gulfport
approved a site plan which would
allow for the addition of a grill and
restaurant and a new apartment
dwelling at the property currently
being used as the Gulfport Village
Laundry located at 2813 Beach
Boulevard.
The structure was built in 1924 as
a single family residence. In 2004 the
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CRA approved the site plan to convert
the house to a commercial business,
a 'Laundromat. The conversion was
completed in 2005. On June 19,
2007 the CRA approved a site plan
amendment for an addition to the
rear of the structure for a juice bar
and outdoor seating plan.
The site plan amendment approved
Tuesday evening adds a grill and
expanded beverage offerings as the'
restaurant use and the addition of one
dwelling unit to be constructed over
the Laundromat.
The site plan is contingent upon


the proposed dwelling unit meeting
the design guidelines as per the
Conservation Overlay District and the
project must begin within one year of
CRA approval. No building permit
has yet been issued.

Oktoberfest at German
American Society
The German American Society,
8098 66 Street N. in Pinellas Park,
will present Oktoberfest 2008 on
Friday and Saturday, September 26
and 27, and Friday and Saturday,
October 3 and 4 from 4-10 p.m.
Grand opening and ceremonial
keg tapping at 6 p.m. on Saturday,
September 27. Event features Gulf
Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein
and daily raffles. Donation of $5,
children under 12 free. Call 525-0629
or visit www.germanamericansociety-
stpetersburg.com.


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Drum Circle, from front page
interspersed with laughter and
conversation.
Buddy Helm leads drum workshops
and drum circles across the country
and spoke to the drummers about the
history of drumming and its strong
relationship with boats. Helm is also
organizing another drumming trip to
Bimini in 2009.
"It was nice seas, beautiful sky,
beautiful sunset, and beautiful
rhythms. It was just what I needed,"
Cyndy Bailey said as the boat
returned to the dock and the full
moon peeked out from the clouds.
The drum circle sails once monthly
and is open to anyone. If you don't have
a drum there are often extras aboard
the .boat. For more information or
reservations call Dolphin Landings
at 367-4488. You can watch footage
of the Full Moon Drum Sail at
http://www.youtube.com/user/
BuddyHelm.

Contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.


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Artists Sought for
Main Library Project
Florida artists are invited to apply
for a public art project to be installed
in the children's department of the St.
Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth
Ave. N. The deadline to respond to a
Request for 'Qualifications is October
3.
An extensive remodeling/renovation
project at the 1965-era building
includes the commission and/or
purchase of "fun and engaging"


public art for the interior space
of the children's department. The
city's Cultural Affairs Manager Ann
Wykell said "the city is seeking 2-D
or 3-D art that features sophisticated,
strong design and imagery. We
envision something that stimulates
imagination, curiosity and an interest
in reading, geared for children age
pre-school to fifth grade."
For a complete Call to Artists, floor
plan and photographs of the site, visit
www.stpete.org/callforartists.
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Organic agriculture positively effects the environment by creating a long term farming solution which
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Protects our Waters
Organic agriculture does not use chemicals that will pollute our ground water, a primary source of
drinking water.
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Organic farming practices respect and support of our environmental diversity by allowing a wide variety
of plant species and wild animals to thrive in their natural habitats.
Organic Farms Build Soil
Organic agriculture builds the topsoil on the fields and keeps it from eroding into our waterways.
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Because organic farming does not rely on petroleum based chemicals for crop production, it requires
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and natural insect control which does not involve the use of synthetic chemicals.


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National Exposure for Industrial Arts Center


Cyndi Edwards, standing, host of the syndicated television show "Daytime" looks on
as local glass blower Jackie Ballard demonstrates her trade for the camera. "Daytime"
started as a local program produced by NBC affliliate WFLA TV, channel 8 and is now
syndicated to 19 other markets as far west as Las Vegas and as far north as Columbus,
OH. The show will feature Ballard and other artists at the Industrial Arts Center located in
downtown Gulfport.


Antique Road Show
Appraisal Fair
Bakelite, Tiffany, Stickley,
Whistler, McCoy... a family heirloom,
yard sale treasure or fabulous fake?
Where did it come from? And how
old is it? How much is it worth?
Find out by bringing your items in
to be appraised by an expert from
Granny's Auction House. Sponsored
by Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
as a fundraiser, this "Antiques Road
Show" style appraisal fair will be
held on Saturday, September 27,
at the St. Pete Beach Community
Center. Shop the antique vendor
market and the museum gift shop,
grab a hot dog and beverage. Learn
about the museum. And even if you
don't have anything to appraise,
come and observe. It's a great
way to learn how to spot that next
family heirloom and support the
little museum that holds so' much
history.
Admission is $5 and includes one
small item for appraisal. You may
bring up to three items, but each
item will require a $5 ticket. Each
furniture piece is $20 (4 tickets).
Members of a Catholic Youth Group
will be available to help you bring in
your large treasures and hold your
place in line while you shop.
The event is held from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Community Center
at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete
Beach. Mark your calendar now,
and keep looking for those garage
sale treasures! Contact Spencer at
743-8866 for more information.


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City Vacates 50th
Street Property

The city of Gulfport will vacate its
right of way on an unpaved portion
of 50th Street South lying north of 8th
Avenue South. The subject area is
.about 125 % feet long and about 60
feet wide. It is in a location which
was part of a city annexation back in
1967.
North of the property lies the old
CSX railroad line, which is now part
of the Pinellas Trail. The northern
end of 50th Street on the south side of
the Trail is 7th Avenue South. Private
property lies to the north and to the
north of the Trail the southern end of
50th Street is 6th Avenue South where
the Pinellas County School Board
parks its school buses. Staff told
council that the possibility a future
connection of 50th Street, crossing
the Trail, is not in the foreseeable
future.
The property will be divided in half
with 30 feet of its width going to the
property adjacent to its east and 30
feet going to the property adjacent to
the west.
The applicant for the vacation
was Mr. Arthur Knox who owns an
adjoining property to the east at
4911 8th Avenue South. He asked
the city to vacate the property so
that he could use it for storage of
equipment. His business is Cooper


Gulfport's Third
Saturday Art Walk
Visit Gulfport Beach for the Third
Saturday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m.
on September 20th!
Many talented artisans, crafters,
and entertainers sell their hand-
made wares along Beach Boule-
vard. Shop the diverse offerings
while listening to a variety of live.
entertainment throughout the Vil-
lage. Live entertainment features
Sterling Magee, Summer Town and
a variety of music at the infamous
"Gulfporch". Art Walk takes place
on the First Friday and Third Sat-
urday of every month, year round!
Enjoy a shopping and dining expe-
rience like no other! Free trolley
rides! Pet friendly; .Vendors can
download the application at http://
gulfportma.com. For more informa-
tion call 322-5217.


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and Associates, an asbestos removal
business. The property to the west
located at 5011 8th Avenue South has
a commercial structure on site which
has been occupied by a variety of
businesses including warehousing,
home inspections, appliance sales
and repair and carpentry.
Added to the ordinance with passed
on First Reading was a hold harmless
indemnity clause which protects the
city from any future claims regarding
this property. To go into effect,
the ordinance must pass a Second
Reading.

SGulfport Garden
\^N & Bird Club
Fall is in the air which means
that the Gulfport Garden and Bird
Club, is. getting ready for another
interesting season. If you would like
to participate in club activities this
year, just send a $5 check (payable
to Gulfport Garden and Bird Club) to
Jose Freeman at 2501 54 Street .S.,
Gulfport, FL 33707.


The first meeting will be on October
9 at Clymer Park. Native plants and
organic will be discussed. Other
monthly activities will include visits
to Galatea Gardens, Savannah Plant
Nursery, Florida Botanical Gardens,
and of course, a holiday luncheon,
tour of Gulfport gardens, flower show
and tea, and the end-of-the-year
luncheon.

Tuesday Morning
Fresh Market
Got veggies? Check out the Tuesday
Morning Market on Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport every Tuesday, year
round! Fresh produce, plants, and
local artists set up on the sidewalk
pavers from 9-3 p.m. Enjoy a
shopping and dining experience like
no other! Pet friendly. Sponsored by
the Gulfport Merchants Association
and the City of Gulfport.
Vendors can download the
application at http://gulfportma.com.
For more information call 459-1963.


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Vendors/Exhibitors
Wanted For Pet-Fest
Pasadena Community Church
(Pasadena Avenue at Second Avenue
S.) is currently registering animal-
related vendors and exhibitors
for their upcoming Blessing of the
Animals & Pet-Fest to be held on
Saturday, October 4 at the Sanctuary
front lawn from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Booths and tent space are available
for $25 per table. To register or for
further information contact Megan
at megank@pccumc.org or 381-2499,
ext. 234.

Apply for Arts Grant
The city of St. Petersburg is offering
art grant funding for 2009 to eligible
nonprofit cultural organizations.
To be eligible, a nonprofit .cultural
organization must serve the residents
of St. Petersburg. Applications for
FY2009 City Arts Grants must be
received or postmarked by Monday,
October 6. Application forms and
guidelines are available online at
www.stpete.org/budget/grantsc.asp.

Suncoast Antique
Bottle Club to Meet
Suncoast Antique Bottle Club will
meet on September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Most Holy Name of Jesus
Catholic Church, 5800 58 Avenue S.
in Gulfport. For more information
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Pat Hess, Gulfport: "There's no need for discussion here... it's all about who's sleeping with
V who... its pure politics! AIG has a LOT of money invested in several different areas, one of
them being loaning money to our government. Why do they lend money to the government?
Because insurance companies are the ones who HAVE the money. Think about it; if there
are no major catastrophes, no necessary major payouts by the insurance industry, then ALL
the money they take in yearly in premiums is pure profit! AIG is so diversified that they have
a finger in every pot, INCLUDING the government's, so why wouldn't the government bail
them out, versus a mortgage company whose lending practices are incredibly suspect, any-
way? The government picks and chooses who it wants to help, based on what's the most prof-
itable in the long run... its pure politics and who can help whom. I had a letter at 3 pm in my
A_. mailbox from AIG, trying to sell me life insurance. Since I am self-employed, I get a lot of that
S type of mail. So I look at it, thinking, 'well, it MIGHT be a good idea'.... Then at 6pm, I see on
the news that AIG is shopping for someone to bail them out. The company is in financial trou-
ble... boy am I glad I didn't write THAT check. So why WOULDN'T the government bail them
out instead of Lehman Brothers? Lehman Brothers isn't useful to the government, AIG is."

Mark Laycock, Gulfport: "I find it interesting that the government is letting Lehman Brothers go
down the tubes... but I don't think its government's responsibility to bail out these predatory
lenders. These guys pushed thru loans for people who had NO business getting a loan; just so
they could make their money. The brokers don't care about whether the client can pay for the
loan; they just want their money up front. The more loans they write, the more money they
make. Some people just seemed to have NO clue of the kind of trouble they would get into. They
go to mortgage brokers who give them huge loans, in spite of the fact that some have no job, no -" I
assets, and no income and the broker convinces them that they can afford it because they, the
broker, will give them a ridiculously low interest rate. But that rate may only last a year or two' A
,and after that the rates adjust to astronomical amounts that the homeowner can NEVER pay
and then they lose their home. It may not be Lehman Brothers that did the actual predatory .
practices, although from what I hear, they were very aggressive, but they made the decision to
allow the brokers who used them as a lender to bring them very questionable loans. They gave
them the money. How many bailouts does the government have to do before they decide it's
enough? When does it end? The government can't bail EVERYBODY out, yet they will now help
out AIG. The real players here aren'tpaying the price for all of this turmoil, the common people
are. The brokers are just as predatory as the credit card companies are. They both want to hook the consumer while they make
their cut and then run like hell to the next victim. But why don't people take responsibility for their actions? These people trying
to get these low interest loans know that under NORMAL circumstances, they would NEVER qualify nor could they afford these
types of loans, but they do it anyway. There's often no other way they can qualify. So they know ahead of time that they're tak-
ing a chance and the brokers feed on that. They're predators and Lehman Brothers was party to it. They deserve what they get,"


Tom Gill, Gulfport: "What bothers me is that the government is subsidizing all of the firms
that are being subsidized by the government. In other words, the government ONLY seems
to help out any of the firms whose bailout would benefit the government. So helping Lehman
Brothers is NOT in the government's best interest. The government COULD allow Lehman
Brothers a little latitude, by cutting the capital gains tax on properties it has foreclosed on,
/ but Washington won't do it. It's not in their best interest. With Fannie May and Freddie
Mac, and now AIG, those however are another story. Those institutions are subsidized by the
government, so Washington will shore them up, because they are invested in them. If they
go under, the government will lose MILLIONS or more... So they make a point to save those
companies who have either lent them money in the past or have currently given the govern-
Sment loans. Lehman Brothers has nothing to offer, so the government won't help them! It's
.. the small business and banks, those small town lenders that really need the help, but won't
Iget any. SOMEBODY has to pay for the houses. But I don't think it's the bank's fault; it's the
predatory lenders who BRING the loan to the bank, after having convinced some person that
they too can have the American dream of home ownership, REGARDLESS of credit, just sign
on the dotted line. SAY you make more money than you do, STRETCH the truth just a little so you look like you have assets, a job,
some income. But the brokers go farther and here's where they make their money. If a client can't prove income, and thus needs
a smaller loan, the broker raises the interest rate, perhaps as high as 13-19 per cent. The buyer WANTS the house and figures,
well; somehow I'll be able to pay for it and buys at that outrageous percentage. If the broker can convince the buyer to take on
a BIGGER amount of loan, and can fudge the numbers, then the buyer gets into a: low percentage rate at first, luring them in
to a false.sense of security. But that loan will adjust, often to an amount so high, the home owner can't afford it and forecloses.
Now, either, way, the broker makes his money. Banks and institutions like Lehman Brothers have allowed this, to go on for
years and NOW they expect the government to help them out of this crisis? It's a huge mess and it's going to get a LOT wbrse!"
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Letters

"New" Trolley is a
Blast from the Past
Dear Editor: I am soon going to be
90 years of age and got a huge kick
out of your article in the paper re-
garding the new trolley that will link
Gulfport with St. Pete Beach and St.
Petersburg. This new trolley service
(which will be funded by Gulfport)
will be operated by the city. Sounds
like something new but it isn't. -It
was considered a wonderful idea
when first done in about 1924 (or
about then).
In those happy days we lived on
Ninth Ave. N., not too far from
Gulfport. Once in a while my mother,
Evelyn Skevakis, used to take her
younger daughter, Artemis, and a
playmate on a Saturday (complete
with a picnic lunch) on a streetcar
which I think she caught- on Fifth
Ave. N. They would ride to the end of
the line which was in front of the Ca-
sino and spend hours on the beach.
This was great fun.
Isn't it strange? What goes around
comes around. Those were wonder-
ful days which those of us who lived
through them recall with great plea-
sure.'
The paper says the first day of oper-
ation will be October 5th. I will be 90
years young that day. I expect to be
on that streetcar. Please don't let me
be the only one from our high school
class of 1940.
Mary S. Dobarganes


It Should be
"Just Business"
Dear Editor: I agree that Tom Bro-
beil's request for a leave of absence
should not have become a referen-
dum on his performance. However,
I do think .he brought about part of
that by making a request that was.
apparently outside the bounds of
what he was entitled to in terms of
leave time.
Having been the full-time caregiver
for two chronically ill parents, I agree
in showing great compassion and do-
ing all that is feasible for anyone un-
der these circumstances. However, I
am concerned that the decision made
by a 3-2 vote of Council sets a prec-
edent and may have negative impli-


cations in the future, in, this matter
or others.
Members of Council can't make
emotional decisions based on some-
thing that happened to them in their
work life years ago. We count on
members of Council to make prudent,
well thought out decisions, based on
facts. That did not occur in this mat-
ter.
Margarete Tober


Above and Beyond
the Call of Duty
Dear Editor: I recently have been hav-
ing problems with my 15 year old son.
Not long ago, I called the Gulfport
Police Department asking a favor. I
asked if it would be possible to have
an officer come to my home to speak
with him about his behavior, as I
want to keep him on a good track.
The officer who was sent to my home
was Deputy White. I want to let you
know what as asset to the depart-
ment I feel she is. She handled my
son with firmness, yet'she was com-
passionate and understanding. In no
way did she act rushed. She took the
time to find out what our .problems
were and was extremely patient with
his teenage attitude, not leaving
until she had reached some kind of
agreement with him.
It is refreshing to know that she is
within this community, dealing with
our children! Thank you!
Ms. Lowe


Council
Changes Its Mind
Dear Editor: I'd like to thank our city
council for sticking it to the citizens of
Gulfport once again..
I spent a week in February research-
ing the start times for construction
in surrounding cities. I went before
council and requested a start time of
8 a.m. since we (the city) had no set
time on the books. The council, after
reviewing my request and having two
readings, approved an 8 a.m. start
time for all construction in Gulfport.
Along comes the school board and
cries foul because they want to start
earlier and they got a couple of cita-
tions for breaking Gulfport's law. I


didn't know they were above the law
until now. They wanted the time
changed to start at 7 a.m. N6 one ever
showed up from the school board (that
I know of); they just sent a letter from
their "Real Estate Division" request-
ing the change. They used terms like
"8 a.m. start time was inconsistent
with established building practices.
which require an earlier starting
time." I know of no law that "requires"
an early start tifne. The school board
also stated that "Their construction
schedule required an earlier start
time." Why don't they set their sched-
ule to abide with our laws? Why do
we have to change our laws for them?
Also stated was the later start time
did not allow for "continuous pouring
of concrete foundations." Never have I
heard such a bunch of bull from edu-
cated people..
. The Gulfport City Council has taken
the request of'the powerful over the
citizens of Gulfport. With a 7 a.m.
start time, this means the workers
will be pulling onto the construction
sites as early as 6 a.m. to get ready for
work just like they did while building
the Mormon church on Gulfport Bou-
levard. Loud trucks, music blaring
erom radios and workers yelling back*
and forth to each other. You can bet
this type of noise wouldn't happen in
some favored areas of the city!
Thanks again to our council member.
You have shown how you feel towards
the citizens.
Dan Snyder


Letters to

the Editor
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brief and to the point as possible.
Letters must be typed in up-
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One letter per author every four
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The Gabber encourages and wel-
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Soroptimists Seeking
Women for Awards
Soroptimist International (an
organization of women helping
women) offers three annual awards
for woman:
The first, (Woman's Opportunity
Award) assists women with primary
financial responsibility for their
families to obtain the skills training
and education necessary to improve
their employment status and
standard of living for themselves and
their family. They must be enrolled
in (or have been accepted to) a
vocationallskills training program or
an undergraduate degree program.
The second, (Violet Richardson
Award) is a recognition program for
young women, ages 14-17 engaged
in volunteer action within their
communities or schools. This award
is given to young women whope
activities make the community and
world a better place.
The third, (Women Making' a
Difference) is presented to a woman
who has worked to improve the lives
of women and girls through her
professional or volunteer work.


If you are or know of anyone eligible
for any of these awards, please call
Beverly Hubric at 397-3688 for an
application.

Fine Cuisine at
Woman's Club
The first in a series of "Cooking with
the Chef' demonstrations will be held
at the GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club, 40 Snell Isle Boulevard NE
on Thursday, September 25 from
6:30-8:30 p.m. Chef James Canter
will be demonstrating both the art
of preparation and presentation
of a main course of salads. Several


salads with delicious toppings and
exotic dressings shall delight ,.the
palate accompanied by a glass of
wine. First quality seasonal and
whenever possible,. local foods are
used.. Chef James has 18 years of
professional experience in global
cuisine and is currently associated
with Olympia Catering of Tampa. He
is currently the Executive Chef at the
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts.
The requested donation for this
demonstration and fine cuisine is $15.
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How to Minimize Your
Federal Estate Taxes
Federal estate taxes can take a big
portion of what you leave to your
heirs. To lower federal estate taxes,
you may want to reduce the value' of
your estate as much as possible be-
fore you pass on. The following tax-
effective strategies can be used by
you to transfer more of your property
to your heirs.
I.. Fully Utilize Your Unified Tax
Credit.
You are entitled to pass along $2.0
million worth of property to your
heirs tax-free. When utilized prop-
erly, this credit could double to $4.0
million for a married couple. Howev-
er, you may miss out on this double
advantage if you leave everything to
your spouse.
Instead, it may be prudent to con-
sidet establishing .a bypass or living
trust in which you transfer $2.0 mil-
lion in assets to be held and managed
by a trustee. These assets can re-
main in trust with all income gener-
ated going to the support ,of the sur-
viving spouse. Upon the death of the
second spouse, the assets would then
be distributed tax-free to your named
beneficiary(ies). In addition, the sec-
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would pass along tax-free. For this,
strategy, to work, each spouse must
own some assets in his or her name.
II. Start Lifetime Tax-Free Gifts
Now.
Current law allows you to give up to
$12,000.00 free of federal gift tax an-
nually to as many individuals as you
like. The gifts can be cash, vehicles,
stocks and real estate. If you are con-
sidering giving gifts to minors, such
as your grandchildren, the assets)
should be placed in trust for future
use when the minor reaches legal age
or at some later age you designate.
III. Transfer Ownership Of Life In-
surance Policies.
If a life insurance policy is in your
own name upon your death, the pro-
ceeds of that life insurance policy will
be included in your estate'for federal
estate tax purposes. A better alter-
native may be to have ownership of
any existing life insurance policies
transferred to an irrevocable life in-
surance, trust or purchase new poli-
cies in the name of an heir or an ir-
revocable life insurance trust.
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 number
is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes
calls regarding this. article and other
related legal topics. This column out-
lines general legal principles and is
not intended to give you legal advice.
If you have a specific question about
the law, please consult an attorney.


Support ALPHA
House Fall Gala
ALPHA House of Pinellas County,
Inc. will host a Fall Gala from 6 to 11
p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at
the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. The
evening will include a silent auction,
cocktail 'reception and a dinner and
dessert reception by the Wine Cellar,
as well as dancing to the sounds
of Skylight Entertainment. WTSP
Channel 10 news anchors Reginald
Roundtree and Heather Van Nest will
emcee the event.
St. Petersburg resident Norm
Dusseault will receive the Roy J.
Deeb Service Award for his many
years of service to the community.
The late Roy J. Deeb was the founder
of ALPHA House.
For 'almost 30 years, ALPHA, 701
Fifth Ave. N, has provided housing
and supportive services to homeless
pregnant women and teens, new
mothers with infants, and families
-experiencing crisis pregnancies.
ALPHA also offers its residents
education opportunities, therapeutic
counseling, case management and
important life skills.
ALPHA is currently seeking business
and community leaders to support
the event through ticket purchases,
table sponsorships or silent auction
donations.
Individual tickets cost $100.
Reservations must be received with
payment by September 12. To purchase
tickets or for more information, call
ALPHA executive director Jennifer
Stracick at '727-822-8190 or email
her at jstracick@alphahousepinellas.
org. For more information on ALPHA
House of Pinellas County, visit its
website at www.alphahousepinel'las.
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REMINDERS & UPCOMING EVENTS
School Year Child Care Program-Registrations
for the 2008-2009 School Year Child Care
Program are still currently being accepted
for children who will be entering Kinder-
garten thru age 14. Non-refundable an-
nual registration. fee is $15 for residents
and $100 for non-residents.. Monthly fees
are $133 for residents and $266 for non-
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p.m. with extended hours available until 6
p.m. for an extra charge. Hours of registra-
tion are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m. Any further questions please call
893-1068.
Tot-Time Class-Registrations for the 2008-
2009 Tot Time Program are still currently
being accepted for children ages 3-5. Non-
refundable annual registration fee of $15
for residents and $100 for non-residents.
The Tot Time Program is a pre-school,
hands-on program which aims to make
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Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-All skaters
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reg. $15 res/$100 non-res. Monthly rates
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available for an additional cost.
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 Program-Children ages 3-5 year
olds. Class times are from 8:30 a.m.-12
p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/ $100 non-res.
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2292 for more info.
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Sept. 25th from 6-8:45 p.m. Cost is $10
reg. /$6 class. Call AAYA 813-885-2292 for
more info.
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"A World of Possibilities"- We continue
our SummerCoffeeTalk monthly book
discussions with The Old Man and
the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. Join
us for coffee, light refreshments, and
lively conversation on Thursday, Sep-
tember 18. Coffee is- ready at 9:30
a.m., discussion starts at 10 o'clock.
Copies of the book may be reserved at
the Reference/Help Desk.
Fun with Reading and Crafts: Stories and
related theme handicrafts for children
and families. Saturday, September
20 at 2:00 pm.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book
The Six Questions of Socrates. Au-
thor Christopher Phillips traveled
the world to lead informal groups,


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at 381-1030 for more info and to be placed
on the list.
Fencing- Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m. for ages 8-15
and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 16-70 are wel-
come. Cost is $5 per one-hour session. Call
Jim Campolli at 813-855-3112 for more
info.
Gymnastics Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m. for ages
5-12. Cost is $25 per month; Call Barbara
at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. (Begin-
\ ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $25/month.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery RETURNS Thurs.
9/18 & Tues. 9-23
Senior Tai Chi & Health Recovery Tues.,
9-10:15 a.m.
Advanced Beginners Thurs., 9-10:15
a.m.
Donations accepted. Call Marge at 345-
6708 for more info.
TennSi-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 session. Private
lessons available. 'Call Jack. at .430-0690
for more info.
Watercolor-Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m. Ongoing
classes $45 a month or $13 per class. Call
Patsi at 501-3559 for more information
and supply list.
Yoga-Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend strength,
flexibility, balance and relaxation. All fit-
ness levels are welcome. Bring a mat and
water. $35 per month, $10'for a drop in.
Please call Maureen at 381-2166 for more
info.


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074


engaging people in the manner of the
ancient Greek philosopher, for whom
"the questions are more important
than the answers." Friday, Septem-
ber 26 at 6:00 pm and Thursday, Oc-
tober 9 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
October 9 at 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens & Adults:
Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 pm.
Bring your pictures, books and ques-
tions, and prepare to have a great
time! Make beautiful pages of mem-
ories for yourself and your family.
Some supplies available, but you need
to furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright
at the Library, or call 893-1074.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers:
Wednesday mornings, 9:15 am-Noon.
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By ap-
pointment only--contact Alex Hooks at
the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.


Books, Audio Books. Music, Videos, Com-
puters, Internet Access and Free Informa-
tion: Did you know that ... the Library
has Internet-connected computers for
your use, free of charge? ... our read-
ers check out about 7,000 books, au-
dio books, music CDs, and videos each
month? ... we research and answer
about 700 information questions each
month? Welcome to everyone, espe-
cially those 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! Don't to forget to check
out our Friends Book Corner for some
great reads!

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Services City Sponsored Activities
Service i the Community



Senior Center 550l 27th Ave. So. 893-1231


Sarah Peel's Retirement Party-Please stop by
and wish Sarah well on Friday, Septem-'
ber 26, from 2-4pm. Includes refreshments,
music, special guests and more!
Senior Center's 25th Anniversary-The Senior
Center will be celebrating its 25th Anni-
versary on Wed. Oct. 15th and want YOU
to celebrate with us. The noon meal is now
filled but we still have meal tickets for
the 4pm dinner. Both parties are free and
include door prizes and special presenta-
tions.
The Debby Bacon Show-Get your special tick-
et now for the Debby Bacon Show that will
be held in the Hickman Theater on Wed.
Oct. 15 at 1pm. Debby Bacon is a multi-tal-
ented musician guaranteed to delight her
audience. This free entertainment is a part
of the Senior Center's 25th Anniversary cel-
ebration.
Senior Center Lobby-As parr of the ongoing
d6cor upgrade of the Senior Center Lobby
area, the restrooms have had a coat of fresh
paint applied and a painting hung on the
wall, thanks to Senior Center Foundation
Board member and long time Senior Cen-
ter volunteer, Bill Distel. His detailed work
and care is very much appreciated.
Wii Bowling-Watch this page for new dates
when this fun interactive game will be
scheduled.
Italian Language Classes-The, Italian Ameri-
can Society of St. Petersburg offers free lan-
guage classes every Thursday. Classes for
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced are
held at 6pm. Advanced and Intermediate
classes are offered again at 7pm. Newcom-
ers welcome.
New Diabetic Educator-Diabetic Educator
Sandra Grosvenor offers free diabetic edu-
cation classes every 2nd and 4th Mon. at
10am. Learn how to manage/cope with dia-
betes. Ongoing classes. Thanks to the Se-
nior Center Foundation for making class
possible. Next classes will be on September
15 and 29.
Diabetic Support Group-Diabetic Support
Group will continue to meet every 1st and.
3rd Monday at 10am.
Health Insurance Ouestions?-Health insurance
billing problems? Need help concerning
Medicare Part D? Call for an appointment
with our SHINE representative.
55 Alive Driving Class-Sign up now for Oct.
7 & 14 from 12:30-4:30pm. Fee:$10. Must
attend both classes. Call Jim at (727) 367-


4038 to register.
Support Groups
Support for Diabetics 1st and 3rd Mon-
days at 10am
Support for Hearing Impaired 2nd &.4th
Monday at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired every 2nd
and 4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers every Wed.- at
2pm
Energy Efficiency Presentation-Learn how to
lower your electrical bills and conserve en-
ergy on Fri. Sept. 19 at 10:30am. Courtesy
of Progress Energy.
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-noon for
qualifying Gulfport residents. Proof of in-
come and address required for new clients.
Phone Distribution for Hearing Impaired-If you
are hearing impaired, you may qualify for
a special phone at no cost. Phones will be
distributed at the Senior Center on Tues.
September 16, 9:30-11:30am. Also, if your
current phone is not working properly, you
can exchange it for a new one. Bring related
paperwork. Call Deaf & Hearing Connec-
tion at 399-9983 for eligibility criteria.
Coming Soon: Movie in Hickman Theater Mon.
Sept. 29 at 1pm "The Kid". Free. Bring a
friend! This movie was not shown in July
due to the threat of Tropical Storm Fay.
Lunch & Learn- Sorry, but our Lunch &
Learn on Tues. Sept. 23 at 11am on Exer-
cise & Weight Loss is now filled. Thanks to
Dr. Hiltz and. Humana, Inc. for sponsoring
this, event.
Computer Assistance-Call to make an appoint-
ment for some free one-on-one assistance
on e-mails, navigating websites, etc.
Bingo-Every Fri. at 1pm.
Presentation-Dr. Clemente, Chief of Medi-
cine, Ed White Hospital, will speak on the
benefits of the Flu Vaccine on .Thur. Oct. 2'
at 10:30am.
Flu Shots Wed. Oct. 8, 10am-noon and
again on Wed. Oct. 22, 2-5pm.
Euchre & Beginning Bridge-Euchre begins
on Tues. Sept. 23 and Beginner's Bridge
resumes on Wed. Sept. 24. Both activities
start at 6:30pm
Senior Center Event Phone Line-Call (727) 893-
5657 for a recorded message of everyday
and special events offered at the Senior
Center.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m., www.oapinellas.org





HICKMAN
THEATER
OF GULFPORT
5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Salerno Theatre Co.
proudly presents
"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN
CHARLIE BROWN"

Sept; 19-28
Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. Matinee 3 p.m.
Tickets $18-$25
Call Toll Free 877-275-7050 or
online at SalernoTheatre.com



GULFPORT
CASINO
BALLROOM
5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
MARIO DELEON'S BAND
& DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Sept. 21, 6-10 p.m. $7
Tues., Ballroom Lessons
1-3 p.m. $7
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing
Tues., Argentine Tango
Lessons
7-8 p.m. Beg. II
8-9 p.m. Beg I
with Eddy & Veronica $12
Wed., SWING DANCE
7 p.m. 12 a.m., $7
Thurs., SALSA DANCE
7-10 p.m., $7
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click on Casino


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Local Obituaries


ALTMAN, ETHEL WYNNE, 81, of
South Pasadena, passed away Mon-
day, Sept. 8. She was a native of New-
foundland, Canada, and the youngest
of 16 children. She moved to Michi-
gan in 1927, and married Charles
in 1945 shortly after high school. In
1959 they moved to this area, and
established Charlie's Transmission
Service on St. Pete Beach. She most
loved gathering with her family on
holidays, enjoying trips to Las Ve-
gas, and dancing. She is survived
by her husband of 63 years, Charlie;
2 daughters, Linda Swanson and
Cheryl Altman; 2 sons, Charles R.
and John Altman; 7 grandchildren,
Jennifer, Jeffrey, Chad, Kari, Kristi,
Amy, and Robby; 2 great-grandchil-
dren, Emma Kate and Joshua Char-
lie, and was expecting three more.
Funeral services will be held Satur-
day, Sept 13 at 11 a.m. at Memorial
Park Funeral Home, where the fam-
ily will also receive friends Friday,
Sept. 12 from 5-7. In lieu of flowers,
those wishing may make contribu-
tions to the Alzheimers Association.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750
49th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709,
727-527-1196..

WAYMAN, JUDITH A., 66, of Gulfport,
died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. She is
survived by her family, her husband
of 47 years, Ronald Wayman; her
children, Deirdre and Chuck Fitch,
Teri and Bill Wayman; 4 grandchil-


dren, Heather, Kristina, Staci and
Kai; 2 great-grandchildren, Trinity
and Hayden; 4 brothers and 1 sis-
ter, Frank of Floral City, Ralph of
California, Bob and Ray of Pinellas
Park, and Phillis Fisher of Tampa.
She was a very special person and
touched everyone she knew. She will
be greatly missed by all. ALifeTrib-
ute Gulfport.

WEGNER, HELEN S., of South Pasa-
dena, died Sunday; Aug. 31st at the
age of 92. Helen was born and raised
in Palatine, IL, until she sold the 73
.year old .family business "Schoppe
Bros. Store" in 1967 to retire to Flor-
ida with her husband, John Wegner.
Helen was the picture of grace, in-
dependence and generosity. In her
retirement years she enjoyed travel-
ing the world with her husband and
spending time with friends and fam-
ily. Helen is preceded in death by her
parents Amalia and Harry Schoppe,
brother Robert Schoppe, husband,
John Wegner and stepson Ron-
ald Wegner. She is survived by her
grandchildren, Robert Wegner and
Christine Locke (husband Traven);
and great- grandchildren Jordan
and Ethan Locke. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given to Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc, 904-
842-5501. A family service is being
arranged by National Cremation So-
ciety for a scattering of ashes at sea.


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Free Concert at
Gulfport Methodist
Come join your Gulfport
Community neighbors and hear the
entire Ditchfield Family present a
wonderful afternoon of inspirational
and entertaining music on Sunday,
September 28 at 3 p.m. at First-United
Methodist Church, 2728 53 Street S.
in Gulfport. The concert is free (a love
offering will be accepted).
The Ditchfiqlds are truly all members
of one family (not just a singing group
that uses a family name). They have
become widely acclaimed throughout
the state of Florida and in many other
parts of the 'country for their close
harmony acappella performances
and the variety of their. musical
presentations. Led by parents
Stephen and Bernice, the family
includes son, Nathanael and his wife
Regina, daughter Stephanie, sons
Michael and David, and three little
grandsons, Andrew, Christopher and
Joshua.
Over the past 14 years, the Ditchfield
Family has provided countless
audiences 1 with unforgettable
experiences 'singing inspirational
standards, show stoppers from
Broadway, and music of the 30s,
40s, 50s. The role models for the
Ditchfields were the famous Von
Trapp Family of "Sound of Music"
fame and it is not surprising the
Ditchfield's have often been called the
"Florida" Von Trapps.
For further information contact,
Carey McGiffin 522-9038.





Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
Remember Friday, September 19
is POW/MIA Remembrance Day. Fly
your flag in their honor. Let them not
be forgotten.
It's time once again for our annual
golf tournament on October 5. There
are still slots open for teams, if you
would like to play and we can always
use hole sponsors. If you would like
to sponsor a hole, it is only $25. The
proceeds from the tournament all go
to charity.
The Auxiliary is gearing up for the
Penny Auction "on Tuesday, October
14. Clean out your garage, cabinets,
etc. and donate clean items in working
condition (no clothing or shoes). You
can drop items at the Post.
Friday, September 19, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entree will be baked lemon
chicken, potatoes au gratin, vegetable,
roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, September 20, we will be
serving roast beef, mashed potatoes,
gravy, vegetable, roll, butter and
dessert for $6.50. All dinners are
served from 5 to 7 p.m.
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cancelled. It will continue on the next
blood drive which will be Sunday,
October 12.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday nights
from 7 to 11 p.m. Come in for dinner
and stick around for dancing and
listening to the music offered by the
best band in town.
Sonny will be playing and singing
on. Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. Come
on down and enjoy some good
entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (no Saturdays) and
Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are
not served on Mondays or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on
Saturday.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive cover-
all games for $250. The kitchens open
during bingo where you can order
hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, onion
rings, etc. Join us for an evening of
fun, games and good food.


The Auxiliary is collecting donations
for troops in Iraq. Items needed
include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc. A collection box is provided
at the post. For more information call
Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show them
our support!
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. The phone
number is 347-6085.


Backyard Carnival
and Fish Fry
Clearview United Methodist
Church, 4515 38 Avenue N. (west
field) in St. Petersburg will hold a
Backyard Carnival and Fish Fry on
Saturday, September 27. The carnival
starts at 2 p.m. and features games
(25 cents per game) and prizes, two
bounce houses, slides, Climbing Wall
and Dunk Tank. Fish Fry starts at
4:30 p.m. and includes fish, coleslaw,
hushpuppies and onion rings- for
$8.75 per meal. All proceeds go to help
feed the homeless of Pinellas County.
Call 522-4673.


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Dedication Concert
for New Band Shell
The South Pasadena Community
Band has announced the dedication
concert in the new band shell in
Galatia Gardens on Thursday
October 2 at 7:30 p.m. The gardens
are located on Sunset Drive two
blocks west of the intersection of
Pasadena Avenue S. and Gulfport
Boulevard.
The concert will feature a ribbon
cutting prior to the concert. South
Pasadena Mayor Dick Holmes. said
"this is an exciting event for the city.
We not only dedicate the band shell
but we also launch a new tradition
for the community. Everyone is
welcome." The mayor noted that the
new band shell- was made possible
through 60/40 matching grants from
the State of Florida. He commented


that the generous support of local
individuals and businesses made
the band shell construction possible.
"We have the most beautiful setting
I could ever imagine for this sort of
thing and it is a real asset for the city
to have this venue" he concluded.
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the band said that the'settihg
is conducive to community band
concerts and that adequate parking
is very accessible for the free
concerts. "We are fortunate to have
this new stage" he said. "The band is
in its 27th year of concerts and this
adds a new and exciting dimension to
the band. People can bring a folding
chair, a blanket, or a campfire stool
and sit anywhere in the park to
enjoy the performance. We will be
surrounded by ponds, waterfalls, and
gorgeous plantings what a setting!"
Plans call for refreshments to


be available at the event. Future
concerts are scheduled monthly
through May with December and
February concerts being held
indoors.

15th Annual
Fish Head Ball
The glorious lost continent ofAtlantis
will reign once again at the 15th
annual Fish Head Ball, September
27, an exciting fundraising event
for The Pier Aquarium's marine
educational programs.
Guests will enjoy Blue Clam Bayou
silent and live auctions, music from
the Surfin' Raccoons and "Under the
Sea, Other World" food and drink
at the Pavilion at the TradeWinds
Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach.
The underwater Atlantis-themed
evening will boast the lost city's
famous leader, King Neptune, and
beautiful mermaids from Weeki
Wachee's Buccaneer Bay.
Tickets are $60 for per person,
$65 at the door, and entire table
packages are available. Call Group
Reservations, 1-800-4016, for Special
TradeWinds room rates of $109-149,
based on availability and mention
"Fish Head Ball."
Money raised through the event
will benefit many community marine
education programs such as FISH-
ful Saturday, Wednesday Celebrity
Critter, the Touch Tank, Surf-n-Turf,
Spa Beach Splash, the annual kids'
fishing tournament -and Summer
Marine Adventures camps.


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SPC to Offer
GRE Prep Class
St. Petersburg College is offering
a combined GRE Math and Verbal
review class beginning September 25
at the Seminole campus. The new
analytical writing section will be
included in the curriculum.
The prep class is scheduled for
Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. for
eight weeks beginning September
25 continuing through November
20. The tuition for the class is $275,
which includes all course materials.
The course is offered in a computer
lab. The fee includes a textbook,
practice test workbook and CD-Rom
that features test taking strategies,
review questions, and official retired
practice tests for home study use.
Learn how to achieve your highest
test score possible and relieve some
anxiety! For information, call SPC
Lifelong Learning department at 341-
3184.

Yard Sale to
Benefit SPOT
SPOT...Stop Pet Overpopulation
Together is having a yard sale to raise
money for their spay/neuter program
for cats and dogs. The yard sale will
be held all day Friday and Saturday
September 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. at 7820 43 Street in Pinellas
Park. Get great deals on books, music,
plants, collectibles and household
goods. To donate items call 545-3463
or visit www.SPOTusa.org for more
details.


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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Civic Association
The group held its first meeting of the season on September 10 at 1:30 p.m. in
Hibiscus Hall. A good crowd had assemlb4ed when Fred Held, President of the
Association, welcomed all and said that this year will be a good time for all.
He proposed several outings for the coming months such as ball games, dinner
theaters, a sheriffs program and a nature talk by our own Natalie Leggette.
More information will be given at a later date. Ice cream, cookies and coffee
were served while people paid their dues for the coming year. The next meet-
ing will take place on October 8.
October 2 at 7:30 p.m. will be the Grand Opening and Dedication Concert
by the South Pasadena Community Band at the Galatea Garden Band Shell.
Bring your own chairs and blankets. This is a free concert.
Then beginning October 7 a Book Swap in the Cultural Arts Room from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be started. People can come in and read books and if they
want to donate some, there is a box for such donations in the hallway where
they can be left.
Patriot Day
This somber day dawned on September 11 when the city remembered this
day of seven years ago. At 8:30 a.m. a ceremony was held at the South Pasa-
dena Fire Station saluting the men and women of the U.S. Military and First
Responders. Mayor Dick Holmes welcomed everyone, introduced the city com-
mission members and read a Proclamation after which the Colors were pre-
sented by the Honor Guard led by Cpl. Rodney Davis and everyone recited the
Pledge of Allegiance. Patricia Neavins of the Cultural Arts Council gave an
invocation and sang the National Anthem. Colors were lowered to half staff
and at 8:46 a.m. a moment of silence was held commemorating the first at-
tack on the World Trade Center in New York. Capt. Tim Ingold of the Sheriffs
Dept. and retired Chief Ken Cramer (Executive Director of the Fire Chiefs As-
sociation) spoke eloquently about "the date that will ,live in infamy" (to quote
FDR). Everyone sang America the Beautiful and Gene Cipriano played mili-
tary hymns at the piano and asked members who had served in the various
branches to stand when their particular hymn was played. Refreshments were
offered and served by city staff.
At The Fountains
On September 25 from 2-3 p.m. Professor Phil van Beynen from the Univer-
sity of South Florida will discuss important issues regarding global warming
and its potential impact on Florida. Light refreshments. RSVP by September
22 to 347-2169 to The Fountains at 1255 Pasadena Avenue S.





Stetson Rezoning
Passes Second Reading
A block of residential homes owned
by Stetson University will be rezoned
from Residential to Institutional
land use after two ordinances passed
Second Reading on Tuesday. The
ordinances passed with a vote of 4
in approval with council member
Mary Stull abstaining. Stull works
for Stetson University and abstained
citing a possible conflict of interest.
All of the properties are currently
owned by Stetson University and
are used for student housing.
Representatives from the university
had previously told council that they
do not plan any significant changes in
the near future other than relocating
offices to the existing structures
temporarily as other buildings are


being constructed or remodeled.
The new land use would allow the
university to utilize the space for
offices or for student dormitories at
some point in the future.
The properties include 1218 62nd
Street South, 1224 62nd Street
South, 6137 13th Avenue South,
6131 and 6131 1/2 13th Avenue
South, 6125 13th Avenue South,
6119 13th Avenue South, 6113 13th
Avenue South, 6101 13th Avenue
.South, 1219 and 1219 1/2 61st Street
South.
The ordinances have also been
approved by the State Department
of Community Affairs (DCA),
State Historical Resources, State
Department of Environmental
Protection, Florida Department of
Transportation, Southwest Florida
Water Management District and


Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council. Pinellas County ,will
be reviewing the ordinance in
September and October. The
Planning's Advisory Council (PAC)
for the Pinellas Planning Council
(PPC) met on September 8 and. has
recommended approval to the PPC
* *
Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
will have lunch on Saturday,
September 20 at Mango's Restaurant
located in the Double Tree Beach
Resort on North Redington Beach.
The hostesses will be Elaine Penner
and Miriam Garcia.
The September 24 regular meeting
will be held at the home of Pam
Puskas at 7 p.m. Pam will have the
program. Members will be collecting
canned goods for the holidays and
* personal items for CASA.
Sunshine City Council will meet
on Monday, September 22 at 7:30
p.m. in the ROTC Room at Dixie
Hollins High School. All members
are welcome.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

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old. Learn to foil, one of the fencing
implements. Classes are from 4:30-
5:30 p.m. and cost is $5 per class. Call
Jim Campoli, one of three fencing
masters in the State of Florida at
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By Shelly Wilson
There are probably very few
folks reading this who haven't
yet heard about reverse mort-
gage. Still, there are many who
haven't taken advantage of it.
But why?
It may be due to misconceptions:
that the government-backed, loan
will actually risk your home; that
there are high interest rates; that it's
difficult to be approved. In fact, none
of this is true.
For those who may not know, re-
verse mortgage, or home equity con-
version, is a loan against your pri-
mary residence -- a house, condo or
other residence that you do not have
to pay back for as long as you live
there. With a reverse mortgage, you
can turn the value of your home into
cash without having to move or to re-
pay the loan each month in fact, the
low interest loan is not due until you
leave your home. The selling price of
your home whether sold by you or
your estate will usually easily cover
the loan, often with equity left' over.
The system, insured by the Federal
Housing Administration (FHA), and
endorsed by the AARP, is designed
to help seniors not to steal their
homes or leave them with expenses.
Of course, to some folks a reverse
mortgage always sounds too good to
be true.. Well, it is good but it's also
true.
"I think it's one of the best things the
government's ever done for seniors,"'
says Joanie Clarkin, a Town Shores
resident and reverse. mortgage advi-
sor with American Reverse Mortgage.
"If you are 62 years or older, you've
built up a lot of equity in your home.
Why not use it for something?"
Essentially, it's tax-free cash for
seniors. Instead of paying the bank
monthly, you get a monthly check.
There are other payment options as
well, including a single lump sum or
an account which you can draw on
when and how you need it.
How many seniors out there could
use a little more financial freedom?
"I recently went out to see a couple
who couldn't afford their medications
or even food," says Clarkin. "They
had taken out a regular equity loan
and they had this huge payment.
Through a reverse mortgage, we were
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also secure them an extra $1000 a
month for living expenses. Thank
God we were able to go out there and
help them!"
While this case illustrates the bless-
ing reverse mortgage can be for se-
niors on fixed-incomes, it is just as
welcome for many others. A lot of
people think that only seniors who
are in serious financial need, or those
who need help with other expenses,
take advantage of reverse mortgage.
The truth is, you don't have to repay
the loan as long as you live in your
home so why not have fun with it?
"I've had people who get a reverse
mortgage and use:it to help them re-
tire comfortably," says Clarkin. "I've
seen people take the money and go
travel. They've earned that money,
so why not?"
So why aren't more seniors taking
advantage of a reverse mortgage?
Actually, they are. In the last ten
years, reverse mortgages have grown
exponentially. People are finally get-
ting the message about this win-win
system designed to help seniors.
In her 40 years, in human services,
and current position in community
relations for Pinellas County Schools,
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something about helping people, and
in ten years of living at Town Shores,
she's seen what a difference reverse
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"That's really what got me inter-
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a great tool for seniors."
Through her company, American
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"We come out to your home for an
educational session. Then, you meet
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Whether you've got a little equity,
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Council Upholds Board
of Adjustment Decision
Gulfport city council voted
unanimously on Tuesday evening to
uphold a decision by the city's board
of adjustment which interpreted
a section of the waterfront
redevelopment area's overlay
district zoning and declined approval
of a building permit by Richard
and Regina Garrett and Lawrence
Burke. The property in question is
located at 5659 Shore Boulevard.
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that his structural engineer has said
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a new structure that meets the new
Florida building codes adopted in
2006 using these criteria.
While there was considerable
discussion among council about
the current zoning regulations and
if they need to be considered, the
body was reminded by city attorney
Tim Driscoll that they were only
consideringiftheboardofadjustment
had interpreted the current zoning
and staff decisions correctly. There
was a consensus among council that
perhaps the current regulations need
to be reconsidered and revised and
this will be referred to committees
for further consideration.

St. Petersburg
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The Jungle Circle of the St.
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on Tuesday, September 23 at 1 p.m.
at the Garden Center, 500 Sunset
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Board to Canvass
City Elections
On Tuesday, Gulfport city council
passed an ordinance on First
Reading which names the Pinellas
County Elections Canvassing Board
to canvass city elections.
Donna Spano, Gulfport city clerk,
told council on Tuesday that she
had met with the Pinellas County
Supervisor of Elections and that
she had been notified through that
contact that the new Election reform
laws and new paper ballot and ballot
tabulation equipment will require
an Election Canvassing Board to
undergo extensive training and
instruction.
Normallythe city's code ofordinances
states that the canvassing board for
city elections shall be comprised
of the city clerk, city attorney, and
the mayor unless the mayor is an
opposed candidate for election. In
that case a city council member who
is not an opposed candidate shall
be appointed by a. majority of city
council.
Spano told council that the new
laws will not only require canvassing
boards to go through extensive
training, they will also require
an extensive Post Election Voting
System Audit which also requires
extensive training and many days of
canvassing after the election.
Spano said the Pinellas County
Elections 'Canvassing Board has
already undergone the required
training using the new ballots and
tabulating equipment and offered


to serve as the official canvassing
board for Municipal elections. She
noted that this will reduce the time
demands on city'officials and will
help to reduce cost.

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more. The course satisfies Florida's
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Matthew T. McDermott
Golf Tournament
This tournament celebrates the life
of Matt McDermott, a 1989 Eckerd
College graduate who tragically
passed away on September 11, 2001,
in the World Trade Center, and his
passion for the game of golf. The
tournament is a four-player scramble
and is open to golfers from the general
community. Tournament price of
$125 per golfer or $500 per foursome
includes a round of golf, box lunch,
dinner, awards and a goody bag.
It will be held on Friday, October
10 at the St. Petersburg Country
Club (2000 Country Club Way S. in
St. Petersburg). Registration is at
12 p.m. with shotgun start 1 p.m.
This tournament raises funds for the
Matthew T. McDermott Scholarship,
providing financial support 'for
Eckerd College student-golfers.
To register visit www.eckera.edu/
golftournament.

City Power
Toastmasters
City Power Toastmasters Club is the
place where gambling with your future
is 100% in your favor. You will learn
to conduct productive discussions,
practice speaking in front of people,
control nervousness and take on lead-
ership roles. These skills are useful in
all areas of life including home, work,
job interviews and in the community.
City Power Toastmasters is a non-
profit organization devoted to con-
tinuing leadership skills in a relaxed,
diverse and fun atmosphere. Join
us every Wednesday from noon to 1
p.m., One Fourth Street N., 6th Floor,
Room 600, downtown St. Petersburg.
Guests are always welcome. For
more information call 893-7918.


Public Comment


& Council Quotes
Excerpts heard at the September 16, 2008
Gulfport city council meeting

Drama, Drama, Drama
"I overheard the vice mayor talking to the applicant at lunch
at O'Maddy's and she said that she would railroad this project
through council. My wife will back me up on this because she heard
it too."-Al Davis, Gulfport resident during the public session discussion of the
council's consideration of a decision made by staff and the board of adjustment
regarding a proposed property on Shore Drive that does not .meet current
Overlay District guidelines.

"That's a lie" Lawrence Burke, the aforementioned applicant

"Take it out to the alley. I've had it. This is like the old adage
question of asking someone, 'Do you still beat your wife?' You can't
answer it without incriminating yourself. I just can't let Mr. Davis's
comment go by. I khow each of you council members...most of you
have been to my home at one time or another. I can't imagine any
of you saying you would ramrod something through council. That's
just stupid. I believe if you are going to make an accusation you
need to back it up with facts." Carol D'Alessandro, Gulfport resident
during the public session at the end of the council meeting.

"The right to speak at public session is upheld, but you also need
to have a given amount of respect. I take personal offense to insults
spoken to members up on the dais or among council members. A few
years ago it seemed we were able to work out our differences and we
were able to debate with mutual respect. It saddens me to see this
level of insult and I'm going to be a little tougher in these sessions
in the future."- Michael Yakes, Gulfport mayor addressing council and the
public during the Other Business section of the council meeting.

"I stand by my comments and I do not think they were insulting."
- Al Davis, to Greg Stemm, Gabber reporter at the end of the meeting.

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Holy Name Oktoberfest
Arts & Crafts Fair
Calling all crafters! It's time to get
ready for the annual "Oktoberfest"
Fall Festival at Most Holy Name of
Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport.
Put the finishing touches on all your
wares and come join them in the
fun.
The festival will be held October 9 -
12 at 5800 15 Avenue S. in Gulfport.
The Arts & Crafts Fair will be held
indoors in the Maria Center. The
Maria Center is air conditioned and
secured during the night hours. If,
you are interested in selling your
wares, contact Ann at 345-2464 or
abulmanski@aol.com with (Arts &
Crafts Fair) as your subject line or
the Rectory Office at 347-9989 for a
reservation form and details. Space
is available on a first come first serve
basis and can only be reserved with a
signed contract and a $15 deposit.
The "Oktoberfest" at Most Holy
Name has been celebrated for over
30 years and gets better each year.
They have made several changes to
their format this year. They have


invited outside food vendors to
participate giving a little taste of
"around the world." Return to your
youth and dare the excitement of the
rides, listen to the laughter, dance to
the music and treat your taste buds
to the many varied foods that will
be available. They look forward to
seeing you all there.

AL Post #305.
Family News
The American Legion Family at Post
#305 would like to invite you to visit
the friendliest Post of the West Coast.
We have food and music for your
enjoyment. Guests are welcome.,
Sunday is sports day. Join us for
NASCAR, baseball, football or other
major sports events. Don't miss Bill's
famous wings. We have been specials
and door prizes too. Monday is Paulie
burgers and Vivian's famous potato
salad. You_ be the star ,by singing
karaoke. We have a jam session,
on Tuesday nights with Harry on,
the guitar and his band of locally
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about our "Hot Ball" special.
Fried or broiled fish is the fare for
Friday night with Bob and Peg's who
play for your dancing and listening
pleasure. For a Saturday night of
fun, dancing and entertainment, we
have music by Geno. We have pizza
and hot sandwiches available every
day.
Sunday, September 28 the Auxiliary
will sponsor our 2008 road trip to
visit other Legion families. We will
bar hop to Bradenton Post #24 and
Oneco Post #312.,
Sunday, October 5, the Auxiliary will
also have a Flea Market. You may
donate your "trash" and "treasures"
by dropping them off at the Legion
the week before. Or, if you prefer,
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wares for a donation of $10. Please
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For more details on all activities,
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Please help our children "Back to
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needy children in the area. We need
back packs and supplies dropped
off: at the post at your earliest
convenience.
The Legion, the Auxiliary and
the Sons of the American Legion
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raise funds and take donations for
"Support Our Troops". Any help is
much appreciated.
We now have a website at www.
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Fire Union, from front page
The current agreement between the
city of Gulfport and the union is set
to expire on September 30, 2008.
Members of the I.A.F.F. approved a
new three year contract recently by a
vote of 6-4. The new agreement is for
fiscal year 2008 through 2010.
Material changes from the
previous agreement include: raising
the minimum and maximum pay
for firefighter/EMT, firefighter/
.paramedic and fire inspector by
2 percent; proving for an annual
step adjustment of 2.5 percent on0
the employee's anniversary date,
with satisfactory evaluation for
employees with less than five years
service and 3 percent for employees
with more than five years of
service; providing for cost of living
adjustments of 3 percent in October
2009 and October 2010; providing for
additional certification incentive pay
for employees who have completed
required courses and passed the
state examination for fire inspector
and Pinellas County paramedic
of $50 per month; eliminating
the President's Day holiday and
adding a personal day to be in line
with general employees; removal
of the public safety director from
the grievance steps as per Charter
change since the Fire Department
no longer falls under the purview
of Public Safety; the addition of fire
inspector to the contract, which was
previously approved by council; and
the addition of language prohibiting
the use of tobacco products for all
positions on and off duty.


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The financial impact or increase
of the contract is estimated to be
$87,043 over three years. The
increase of $25,208 for fiscal year
2008/09 will be reflected in the city
manager's proposed budget.

Drive Someone Happy
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and their families. Many Pinellas
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 9/5
Drunk Person- 5000 BIk 31st Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 140@ BIk 49th St. S.
Cruelty to Animal(s)- 5100 BIk 15th
Ave. S:
Road Hazard- 5700 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Accident with Injuries- 2200 BIk 49th
St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1100 BIk Gray St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5400 BIk Newton
Ave.-S.,
Saturday 9/6
Burglary- 5200 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Street Obstruction- 1200 BIk Royal
Palm Dr. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Battery- Tomlinson Park.


Theft- 2600 BIk 48th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Vessel Stop(s)- Various Locations.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.
DUI Investigation- 4900 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Sunday 9/7
Suspicious Person- 900 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2200 BIk 53rd St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Trail.
Abandoned Vehicle- 2600 BIk 52nd St.
S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 5200 BIk 9th Ave.
S. .
Burglary- 900 BIk 51st St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 700 BIk Gray St. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 3000 BIk 50th St.
S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 900 BIk Freemont
St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Monday 9/8
Theft- 5400 BIk 9th Ave, S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 14th Ave.
S-
Criminal Mischief- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Battery- 5400 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Theft- 5400 BIk Newton Ave. S.


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Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Burglary-1300 BIk 56th St. S.
Drunk Person- 1400 BIk Freemont St.
S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 700 BIk 51st St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk Miriam St.
S.
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Prowler- 1400 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Road Hazard- 5400 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Trouble With Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5800 BIk
24th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk 52nd
St. S.
Open Door/Window- 6100 BIk Pasa-
dena Pt. Blvd. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5700 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Wednesday 9/10
Suspicious Circumstances- 3200 BIk
58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 52nd St.
S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 4500 BIk
27th Ave. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 6400 BIk Gulfport
Blvd S.
Truant- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 1800 BIk 50th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5000 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5500 BIk 19th Ave.
.S.
Disabled Vehicle- 2100 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 1600 BIk 49th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2200 BIk 49th St.
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Trouble with Individual- 1300 BIk 58th
St. S.
Battery- 1300 BIk 58th St. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 1800 BIk 52nd St.
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Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk 59th
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Theft- 3100 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 5200 BIk 9th Ave.
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Burglary- 5500 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 49th St. S.
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Science Center Offers
Pre-School Classes
For over 20 years the Science
Center has been providing preschool
science classes in the community.
Classes are held for 45 minutes each
Thursday morning for seven weeks.
Children learn about four-legged
friends, mysterious creatures of
the deep blue sea, and it does not
end there! The creepy critter class
takes the itsy bitsy spider out of the
storybook and into reality.
"The classes are popular with both
the adults and children," says Essie
Hills, preschool program manager at
the Science Center. "It is gratifying
for everyone involved to witness the
magic of a small child discovering the
world."
Classes begin at 9 a.m. and run each
Thursday from October 9 to November
20. The cost is $10 per caretaker/child
team for Science Center .members
and $12 per caretaker/child team foi
non-members. For more information
please call the Science Center at 384-
0027. The Science Center is located at
7701 22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
(near the Tyrone Mall).


SAT Test Prep Class
Learn how your student can achieve
their highest score possible on this
very important college entrance test!
Classes will be held on Saturday
mornings at the SPC-Seminole,
Tarpon Springs, .Clearwater and
Downtown St. Petersburg campuses
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Do you have one hour per week?
We are in need of tutors and mentors
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one of Florida's largest pet walks
on the waterfront in downtown St.
Petersburg. The Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(SPCA) Tampa Bay's 18th annual
Pet Walk, the' non-profit animal
shelter's largest fundraiser, will be
held on October 18, from 8:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Pet Walk aims at raising
$230,000 for the food, shelter, and
medical care of the more than 15,000
animals each year. -
New this year, registered walkers
will be able to create a personal
web page via www.PetWalk.org
to .raise funds for their team or
as an individual walker, a $10
registration fee will apply. Walkers
6an upload photos of their pets and
share why they choose to support
the SPCA. Team up with friends,
family, co-workers, and canines to
represent companies, organizations,
and, favorite pooch pals or feline
friends. Top fundraisers are eligible
for fabulous prizes.
Let Rover try his paw at amateur
agility. Check out professional four-
legged Frisbee fanatics and agility
mas.ters. Pre-registered walkers and
their pets can compete for prizes in
the popular Pet Costume Contest.
Add a new member to your canine
clan at the St. Petersburg Times
Adoptable Pet Parade.
Be a part of Pet Walkby volunteering!
Volunteers are needed for walker'
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enthusiasts to support Tampa Bay's
largest animal shelter that provides
food, shelter and medical care to the
community's abandoned pets.
For more information on Pet Walk,
call the SPCA at 586-3591 ext. 168 or
log on to www.PetWalk.org.

Board Members Needed
at Sunshine Center
The Friends of the Sunshine Center,
Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization,
is seeking board members. Several
positions are currently open on
the board which meets quarterly
at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fif'th
Street N. in St. Petersburg. .Board
members work with the Center
Supervisor on matters pertaining to
policies, programming, operations
and planning for future needs of
participants of the Center which
serves the senior population aged 55
and over.
Interested parties should mail
resume to: Friends of the Sunshine
Center, Inc., 330 Fifth Street N.,


St. Petersburg, FL 33701, or call
Board Secretary, Ethel Haskins at
577-2455 for more information.

Tai Chi at the Sunshine
Senior Center
The City of St. Petersburg Sunshine
"Senior" Center, 330 Fifth Street N.,
offers a tai chi class taught by Steve
Nixon on Friday mornings from
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The ancient art
of tai chi has been proven to reduce
stress and improve balance and
overall health, It is a noncompetitive,
self-paced system of gentle physical
exercise and stretching by performing
a series of postures or movements
in a slow, graceful manner. Each
posture flows into the next without
pausing. Anyone, regardless of age
or physical ability, can practice tai
chi as it emphasizes technique over
strength. Classes are a bargain at
only $12 per month or $4 per class
with a current $10 annual Recreation
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On Saturday, November 22 and
Sunday, November 23, Florida
Craftsmen's CraftArt 2008 moves to
the great outdoors, just outside the
doors of Florida Craftsmen Gallery,
at the crossroads of Central Avenue
and Fifth Street North in beautiful
Downtown St. Petersburg.
"Late November is a particularly
festive time of year, and usually
brings some of the Florida Suncoast's
most, spectacular weather, therefore
we decided to celebrate the season
outdoors, in the heart of St.
Petersburg's arts district, with our
eleventh annual CraftArt 2008,
which we're calling "Wish You Were


Here," noted Florida Craftsmen
Executive Director, Maria Emilia.
One of the most eagerly anticipated
arts events each year by collectors
and patrons, as well as locals and
visitors who plan a long weekend
around the show, CraftArt features
some of the nation's best established
and emerging fine craft artists
whose handmade works include clay,
fiber, glass, metal, paper and mixed
media.
If you are a fine craft artist looking
to participate in CraftArt 2008, go'to
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participating from out-of-town may
take advantage of reduced rates at
nearby lodging specially negotiated
by Florida Craftsmen for the weekend
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Suncoast Sierra
FunRaiser
The Suncoast Sierra Club will hold
a Sunset Cruise to Barrier Island
on October 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
from Mary Pier on Pass-A-Grille on
Captain Alva's Shell Key Shuttle with
humorous and informative narrative.
Beverages and snacks served, go to
dinner afterward.
Call Joyce at 526-5065 for tickets
at $30 each. Please reserve space.
Proceeds to Suncoast Sierra Club
environmental activities.

Lakewood High
Class of 1968 Reunion
The class of Lakewood High School
1968 are having their 40th reunion
on October 3-4 at the Holiday
Inn Sunspree, 6800 Sunshine
Skyway Lane S. in St. Petersburg.
The scheduled entertainment for
Saturday evening is the band 'The
Tempests", a former 60s group that
reunited 10 years ago and includes
classmates from the J967 and 1968
classes of Lakewood High School.
The first three classes of Lakewood
High School 1967-1969 are all invited
to participate. For ticket sales and
further.. information visit the class
website at lhsalumni68.org or call
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reduced from $93,000 last year
with the largest segment provided
as in-kind services at a cost of
$51,332.56 from within existing
leisure services' budgets and
Waterfront Redevelopment District;
with a balance of $33,000 in out of
pocket expenses.
This amount includes $23,500
set aside for the annual fireworks
display and an amount of $11,000.
in. additional public safety costs for
events throughout the year. In-city
trolley operations within tAhe district
cost an estimated $17,000 per year,
as they operate every Friday and
Saturday evening in addition to
special events. ,
"I know it can be expensive, but
we really do need to do these events
to bring business into town," said
council member Bob Worthington.
'When you think about how small
our town is and how few staff we
have 'to do these events, it's really
amazing how we do it all."
"The word is out," said council
member Judy Ryerson. "If you are
looking for something to do on a
weekend, it's very likely that there
are multiple events going on in
Gulfport. And, it happens all year
long."
The original resolution was for 73
events, but Lori Rosso, president of
the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
approached council with two
last minute additions. One is a
scheduled TV program called "Fox
on ,Your Block" which will feature
Beach Boulevard all morning live on
the air on Thursday, October 2 and
the second is a special 5th Saturday
Artwalk to be held on the Saturday
immediatelyfollowingThanksgiving.
Rosso said that-event will have the
theme of "Buy American" and many
of the event's proceeds will go to help
support American troops.

The City of Gulfport
You Tube website
Visit the City of Gulfport You Tube
website: http://www.youtube.com/
user/cityofgulfport. If you have cable
or DSL internet, you can also access
streaming video from the City's
website at http://www.ci.gulfport.
fl.us.


Click on the left navigational
sidebar named "LIVE GTV615
WEBSTREAM" and the links to the
Program Guide for GTV615, Videos
on You Tube and Watch Live Now
for video webstreaming are at your
fingertips.
Check out the main videos with
current events and a new PSA on
the .Gulfport Public Library new
Polaris system that interconnects
searches from all libraries in Pinellas
County.


Squadron to Present
Anchoring Seminar
The St. Petersburg Sail & Power
Squadron will present "Anchoring"
on Wednesday, September 24 from
7-9 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Sailing
Center, 250 Second Avenue SE,
Demens. Landing in St. Petersburg.
Cost is $25, additional family member
without materials $5. Maximum of 20.
students; pre-registration required.
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The Maximo Police Resource Center,
4815 34 Street S. has information for
you. The Center provides free bicycle
registration, free CLUB for select
automobiles, free cell phones for 911
use only, information and referral
materials on many city programs,
.public safety, crime watch program,
crime statistics by neighborhood
area, sexual offender and predator
lists and other police department
programs and services.


The Center also provides brochures
and phone numbers of various
city and other local agencies and
programs. It serves as a collection
point for old eyeglasses which are
used by health service agencies. It
lists and offers free shipment of items
needed by members of the Armed
Forces overseas and has job listings
with the city. It has Pinellas County
Office of Emergency Management
registration forms for persons with
special medical and other needs,
information on hurricane shelters and
evacuation information for persons


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hurricane preparedness each year.
The Resource Center has a
number of the area newsletters and
neighborhood newspapers available
at no charge as well. as a collection
of paperback and hardback books for
25 cents each and VHS tapes for 50
cents each.
The Resource Center opens at 9
a.m. Monday through Friday and is
staffed entirely by volunteers. If you
would like to serve as a volunteer or
would like more information, please
call the Maximo Police Resource
Center at 866-7177.

SHINE as a Volunteer
Do you want a volunteer position
that is .truly fulfilling and mentally
stimulating? Then consider counseling,
seniors and the disabled with the
SHINE (Service Health Insurance
Needs' of the Elders) program.
Volunteers assist clients with
Medicare, Medicaid, private health
insurances, long-term care options,
benefit and claim issues, prescription
drug assistance programs and much
more.
SHINE volunteers are both active
and retired individuals from diverse
career and cultural backgrounds. As
a volunteer, you will receive initial
training, continuing education and
a supportive environment with
dedicated colleagues.
If you have an inquiring mind, tact
and sensitivity as well as a strong
desire to help a vulnerable population,
then SHINE may be the perfect
volunteer opportunity for you.
Call 570-9696, ext. 234 and speak
with Area Agency on Aging Program
Coordinator, Susan Samson.

Box Tops for Education
American Legion Post 125 is.
collecting box tops for education
for Hamilton Disston School. Box
tops are found on such .products
as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury,. Green
Giant, Yoplait, Huggies, Ziploc,
Hefty, Cheerios, Nature Valley,
Cottonelle and Total. Each box top
is worth 10 cents toward such things
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Apply for
Volunteer Road Patrol
Applications are now being
accepted to become a member of the
St. Petersburg Police, Volunteer Road
Patrol and Parking Enforcement
Specialist Unit.
For detailed information and
application appointment, contact
St. Petersburg Police Volunteer
Road Patrol, 727-893-7141 or
893-7063 or visit www.stpete.org/
police/volunteers-rp!htm.

We Need Tutors at
Lakewood Elementary
By Joanie Clarkin
Do you have one hour per week? We
are in need of tutors and mentors
to help our children to enhance our
student academic and personal
growth through inquiry and
investigation. Lakewood Elementary
is the leading medical science and
wellness community recognized for
academic excellence, inclusiveness,
and student and faculty well-being.
We would love for you to join our
team. Please call Joanie Clarkin at
434-3459.


Gulfport Tai Chi
It's that time of year again. School
is open and the Recreation Center
is open to us once again. All tai chi
classes that have been meeting at
the Casino are set to move back to
the upstairs room at the Recreation
Center, 58th Street S. and Shore
'Boulevard. Thursday classes will
meet at the Recreation Center aft
9 a.m. on September 18 and Tuesday
classes will' meet at the Recreation
Center at 9 a.m. on September 23.
Call Marge at 345-6708 with any
questions.

Shop Sophie's
Attic Thrift Shop
Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop was
named after its founder, Sophie
Hern, and is an Outreach Mission
of First United Methodist Church -
Gulfport. It started in just one tiny
room and has grown to fill the duplex
next door! They have eight rooms
full of men's, women's, and children's
clothes that have been donated by


members and friends. They are still
in good condition, clean and cost only
a dollar or two. They also sell many
books, dishes, kitchenware, jewelry,
and decorations. They are open on
Friday or Saturday mornings from
9-12. noon. You will find them on
53rd Street near 28th Avenue S.

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Visit Saint Vincent's
Thrift Store
Saint Vincent's Thrift Store located
at 5124 Gulfport Boulevard has been
a contributor to programs in Gulfport
for many years. Thrift stores play an
important part in recycling items that
might otherwise end in our dumps.
In appreciation to the customers who
make this possible, a few specials are
available this month. If you haven't
been to check out the bargains, now
is a good time to see what is available.
Help yourself to savings and saving
our planet as well.
Attention handcrafters. Right
out of grandma's linen closet,


crochet doilies, edging, runners and
placemats, all attractively priced.
Denim sale: jeans, shorts, skirts. All
$2.50 each and you get a free tee shirt
with each item purchased.

Free Boxes and Packing
for APO Shipments
If you are shipping to an APO
address, the PACK SHIP PRINT
CENTER will supply boxes and
packing material free of charge for
your shipment. The free box and
packing offer is good year round:
All APO shipments are handled
first by the U.S. Postal Service, then
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CENTER is located at 7110 Central
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345-8474.

State Requi'red Safe
Boating Classes
If you are looking for something that
is family oriented, fun, entertaining
and inexpensive; sign up for a Safe
Boating course. The State of Florida
says that all .persons 21 years of age
and younger are required to comply
with the Florida boater safety
education law. This requires one to
either have successfully completed a
NASBLA approved boating education
course or have passed a course
equivalency or temporary certificate
examination before operating a vessel
with a motor of 10 HP or more.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
Programs are presented by the
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each
Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300
Beach Drive SE, St. Petersburg. Call
823-3753 for information.

Sons of Italy
Pasta Night
John Paul 1 Lodge will hold a pasta
night every Monday from 4-8 p.m.
featuring all-you-can-eat pasta with
two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Beer and wine available. The Lodge
is located at 2500 34 Street S. in St..
Petersburg. Call 323-2691.

Cornerstone Church
to Offer GriefShare
Cornerstone Community Church,
6745 38 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
will off GriefShare, a support group
for those who have lost a spouse,
any family or friend. The group will
meet on Sunday mornings.from 10:30
until noon through December 7. Each
of the 13 sessions includes a DVD
featuring top experts on grief and
recovery subjects. You may begin at
any session each is self-contained.
Call 343-7747 for information.


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Over too MPG and Under $1500: Scooter Escapes


By Cathy Salustri E

Love my Zongshen Metro 50, the little pink
scooter you see zipping around Gulfport. It's
the second scooter I've bought from Scpoter -
Escapes, and from the first time I rode on a scooter .
they hooked me. I know that my little pink motor
scooter is a far cry from a Harley, but it's still
pretty cool, especially when I fill it up with gas.
When I bought my first Zongshen Chris at
Scooter Escapes told me to expect about 90 MPG.
He lied; I got over 100. With my second Zongshen
I average 122 MPG. Sure, I put in the high grade
stuff, but even at four dollars a gallon I can afford
it.
When my scooter needed some repairs last
month, I took it back to Scooter Escapes for the
work. They fixed it for me in a matter of days, but
when my scooter finally gives it up completely
and I need a new one, Scooter Escapes has a few
other scooters I wouldn't mind riding. Their top
seller, a TGB Key West, .is a beachy scooter with
big tires, and Chris tells me it's far and away the, Chris or
most popular scooter they sell. rides a
"It's a good starter scooter," he says. The and Chr
Zongshen that I own, Scooter Escapes' "budget ers. "I th
scooter" costs $1199 (plus tax, tag, and title)
While the Key West costs $1799 (again, plus
tax, tag, and title). The new Adly's look sleek, too, and I.
like the floorboard room for my little dachshund and her
basket (yes, she rides with me and loves it). .
Of course, if I were going for broke there's a sleek retro
scooter made by Schwinn -yes, the same guys who made
your first two wheeler that looks like an old-school,
scooter. Right now my little Zongshen's doing just fine so
I have no good reason to buy a new scooter, but that's no
reason I can't plan ahead, right?
Here's another great thing about my scooter:. I'm
extending the life of my car--and its gas mileage--by
using a scooter for those in-town trips that are so hard
on a car's engine. I would never dream of trying to take
the scooter to Tampa, but for getting groceries, going to
the movies, or about 90% of the events I cover for The
Gabber, the scooter makes more sense. I can save my car
for longer hauls and, while I'm doing it, save on gas.
My car- a Volkswagen Rabbit- averages 22 MPG. For
every 10,000 miles I drive it I spend about $1600 in gas.
Those same 10,000 miles on my scooter costs me about
$328. I use my scooter for about 80% of my driving, so by
driving my scooter"I spend less than $600 (that's the car
and the scooter) in gas for every 10,000 miles I drive.
While you're still pie-eyed over all the gas money you'll
save, think of environmental benefits of riding a scooter
for short trips. How rare is it that something that makes
fiscal sense actually benefits the environment, too?
Chris, who's owned Scooter Escapes for almost six years,
has some suggestions for anyone contemplating buying a
scooter for the first time.
1. Take a motorcycle safety class. It will help you
Gabber September 18 September 24, 2008


ened Scooter Escapes almost six years ago and proudly
scooter. "We ride what we sell" is Scooter Escapes' motto,
is admits he got into the business because he liked scoot-
ink St. Pete is the ideal place for scooters," he says.

. learn how to handle a scooter on sand, in wet weather o0
on uneven terrain.
2. Rent a scooter first. "The main reason we rent
scooters at Scooter Escapes," Chris explains "is so people
can get a feel for the scooter." It costs $45 for three hours
and, if you buy a scooter, they apply that money towards
your purchase.
3. Read the owner's manual.: It has important
information in it, like how to break in a new engine and
'what to expect from your new scooter.
4. Get together with other scooter owners. Othei
people who ride scooters can give you tips about traffic,
back roads, and safety. Cheek out the Saint Petersburg
Scooter Meetup at scooter.meetup.com/259. Scootei
Escapes doesn't sponsor the meetup but Chris thinks the
group's a great idea.
If you've ever thought about buying a scooter, go see
Chris at Scoqter Escapes. They sell used scooters, too.
When I was there last week they had a used Zongshen
much like the one I ride for $800 out the door. They're
no-pressure over there and they love to talk scooters with
anyone, so stop in and check them out.


Scooter Escapes
898-6699
1450 1st Avenue North.
St. Petersburg
www.ScooterEscapes.com
Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 5 p.m.







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No Job Too Small. Carpentry Work. Free Esti-
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at 727-895-2272.
CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.- Houses,
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Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
727-460-8721.
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Lisa D. 727-421-5257. Lic. and Insured.
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Small Jobs OKI Senior Discounts. Call Larry &
Git 'R Done! 727-482-9505.
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Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
727-432-8369.
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Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
CBC-035154

CONCRETE
FLATWORK
Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Addi-
tioris. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experi-
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Stucco Plaster Drwall
Small Jobs Preferred
General Home.Repairs
Call Jim
727-460-9352
Lic. #CGC020702.

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ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
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RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
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327-5429.
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Bill (Skip) Whitman
727-528-8979
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CERTIFIED
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Commercial & Residential
'%New Construction Remodeling
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479-9390



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Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
LAWN & HAUL PROPERTY SERVICES- Af-
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ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Re-
moval, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Call Dave,
727-215-2229.


James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your. trees feel beautiful"
Trees cleaned, elevated,
I topped or removed
Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
Storm and roof protection
Lic.# 0700008985
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
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Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist M* UL
322-0890u MU-LCH
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Over 20 Yearsin G ulfport
Certified Arborist Over 10 Years .-
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Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
Chamber of Commerce. Lic.# FL-0203A

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

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services'
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
SPECIAL FREE
Cleanups & StumpGrinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
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JERRY'S LAWN SERVICE Not Happy with
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Trim Palm Trees, Tree Removal, Edging, Etc.
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PHIL'S PRESSURE
CLEANING/PAINTING
Residential/Commercial. Interior & Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.
BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
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PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
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Commercial Residential References Upon
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Experience. 727-328-9270.CBC-1251477.
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PHONE JACKS $65
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547-8001.

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We Treasure our Customers. 727-278-8579.
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Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to 12766
Seminole Blvd. #115, Largo, FL 33778.
S S *
HOME-BASED SEAMSTRESS WANTED- To
sew simple piecework. Must have a good ma-
chine and the experience to turn out a quality
product. Looking for people who can pick up
and deliver twice a week to St. Pete Beach.
Steady, part time work. 602-485-5490.
PLACE YOUR HELP WANTED AD- Here for
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.
CLEANING HELP NEEDED ASAP $10+/
Hr., 12-16 Hrs./Week. Dependable, Referenc-
es. No Game Players. 727-329-9249.
MATURE FEMALE-To Assist Handicapped
Female. 6-8hr. wk. Days/Nights PT. Relief.
References, Experience. North of Central Ave.
after 4pm. 727-546-1267.
WORK FROM HOME- PT/FT. Earn 50% Free
Training. Are you retired, stay at home mom,
disabled, or would just like extra money? Be-
come an Avon Rep. Contact me now for more
information.
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1990 MERCURY COUGAR- Black, 6cyl.
Good condition. $800. 845-309-0616
1991 PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE CONV.- Runs
Great, Good Condition. $2000. 727-321-2893.
1992 BUICK REGAL-93,465 miles. Runs
Great. Original, Owner. Non-smoker. $2000.
727-384-2530.
1999 DODGE RAM 1500- 4x4, Very Good
Condition, Ice Cold Air, $5500 Firm. 727-347-
0972 after 5p.m.
2000 JEEP CHEROKEE-Sport. New Tires
and Brakes. Runs Great! AC, Power Windows/
Locks. $4750.727-384-2523.
2002 SATURN L200- Excellent Condition,
48,000 Miles. Ice Cold Air. $6500 Firm. 727-
347-0972 after 5p.m.
ALL JUNK VEHICLES WANTED- Cars$
Trucks$, Vans$. Running/Not. FAST CASH,
FAST PICKUP. Must Have Title or Proof of
Ownership. Call Now for Prices. 727-481-
0282.
CASH $300 & UP- Titled or Not. Prices Sub-
ject to Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
RACKIT TRUCK RACK-Fits S10 Type Trucks.
$200. 1989 CHEVY BARETTA GT. 2 Door, Sun
Roof. Runs Good. $1000. obo 727-3281686.

UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. Title or Not.
727-458-7710, 727-458-3721.


PROFESSIONAL SOUNDBOARD- Sound-
craft Delta Ave. 200. Previously TV Station.
727-360-2121.
KONICA MINOLTA- Office Photo Copier in
Great Condition w/Extra Toner & Cabinet.
Must Sell. $295.813-431-8226.


WALNUT DRESSER- Double w/Six Drawers,
Huge Mirror. $125 o.b.o. 323-3246
FORMAL DINING SET- Dbl. Pedestal table
w/2 leaves & 6 chairs & 2 pc. lighted china
cabinet. Asking $250.00 727-424-8101
QUEEN SIZE WATERBED- Beautifully Uphol-
stered. Headboard & Footboard. $100 o.b.o.
727-321-9161.
BLACK & SILVER METAL BUNK BED- With
Desk Below. Nice Shape. $100. Call 727-347-
5334.
RECLINER- Light Brown Suede Cloth, 2 Han-
dles, Head Rest & Foot Extensions. Like New,
$150.727-867-1812.


OTHER WORLDS
METAPHYSICAL SHOP
Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
Stion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Tuesday-
Saturday 10 6. 722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-
2800.
www.theotherworlds.com
Business is Great, Thank You!
SLIDING GLASS DOORS- Standard Size,
White, Aluminum. 2 Sets, $100 Each. 727-
347-7412.


100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make.& Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
GOLD DRAPES 108"- Lined w/Valence. Not
Draw, Like New. Green Draw Drapes 72" wide
to Floor. Green Matching, Not Draw. Price Ne-
gotiable, 727-867-1812.
THE BOOK LADY SAYS-Complete your
Stephen King Collection. All h.c. Only $5.00
Each! Small Adventures Book Shop, 3107
Beach Blvd 727-347-8732. ClosedSunday &
Monday.
INTERNET BOOKSELLER RELOCATING-
Must Sell Inventory of 2500 Books. Best Offer.
727-906-7601.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
LADIES SUMMER CLOTHING-Shoes, and
Accessories 50% to .75% Off. Clearance Rack
Items Only $1.00; Friday' & Saturday. Only 10-
3pm. EILEEN'S RESALE BOUTIQUE, 5401
Gulfport Blvd.


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AMERICAN MILITARY FLAG-5ft.x9ft., Qual-
ity Cotton, Made in USA. Valley Forge Co. $40.
727-322-6211.
LAWNMOWER $35- Lawnboy Self Propelled
$65. Snapper $60. 727-345-5378.
CONCRETE BUILDING BLOCKS- 8x8x16,
(50) $1 Each. Skybox Small Fridge, New.
.8CF, $100. Hoover Upright Carpet Sham-
pooer, New. $75. Hess Trucks, Large Collec-
tion from $5 Each. 727-542-7006.
2 LADIES BICYCLES- Three Speed. Mint
Condition. $65 & $45. 727-323-3246.
THINK HOLIDAY SHOPPING- Inexpensive,
quality, a name you can trust, Avon. It' s not
just for women, its not just make up. Perfect for
teens, professionals, teachers, etc. Request a
free catalog, 385-4547 or shop online
www.youravon.com/dbatzer


EXERCISE BALL A Great Way to Get in
Shape! Only $10! Call 410-3516.
CHAIR BACK MASSAGER From Brook-
stone. Only Used Once! Original Price, $250,
Will Sell for $85 o.b.o. Call 410-3516.


65HP EVINRUDE w/Controls, Mid 70's,
$500. Can Demo. 727-323-1553.

25' LOWE PONTOON Newer 60 HP John-
son. Nice Magic Tilt Trailer. Runs Great. Must
Sell. $2300. Call John 727-235-5215.


LOWRY KEYBOARD ORGAN- $1500. 727-
345-4544. No Morning Calls.


PET SITTING DOG WALKING- 727-384-
0016.20+Years Experience. I can be there for
your pet when you can't. $10/Hour.


FURNITURE WANTED! To Furnish my 2BR
Condo. Need Everything except Appliances!
Call 267-9270 or (603) 767-2211.
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ANY ANTIQUE, ESTATE VALUABLE OR UNUSUAL ITEMS
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IF YOU ARE SELLING
Antiques, Collectibles, Coins, Broken Jewelry,
Sterling, Gold, Silverware, Small. Interesting
Items. Save Gas. Free House Calls. John Su-
torius, 727-385-9721.
FLEAMARKETER BUYING- Jewelry, Tools,
DVD's, CD's, Fishing, Collectibles, Saleable
Stuff? 727-251-0933.




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION, INC. gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on 10/13/2008, 10:00
am at 5152 126 AVE. NORTH CLEARWATER,
FL. 33760, pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. INSURANCE AUTO
AUCTION, INC. reserves the right to accept
or reject any and /or all bids.
WBABG2323WET36814 1998 BMW
1G2JB1246W7507414 1998 PONT
1GCCS19X5XK143473 1999 CHEV
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6617 BOUGAINVILLA- Sat, 8-? Family Heir-
,looms, Boat/Fishing Stuff, Computer, Tools.
6220 8TH AVE. S.- Saturday & Sunday, Sept.
20/21. Bunk Bed, Boy's Bed, DVD's, Tables,
Gas Grill, Blow Up Slide, Entertainment Cen-
ter, Kitchen & Christmas Misc.


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EVERYTHING MUST GOI-50% to 75% off
all Summer Merchandise. Hundreds of Items
Only $1.00 Friday and Saturday Only 10-3pm.
EILEEN'S RESALE BOUTIQUE, 5401 Gulf-
port Blvd.
5603 NEWTON AVE. S.- Friday/Saturday.
Multi-Family. Jewelry, Furniture, Planter,
Plants, Clothes, Misc. Priced to Sell.
HUGE YARD SALE
Sat. & Sun. Sept. 20 & 21st. 8a.m.-Noon. Avon
Collectables, Jewelry, Nic-Nacs, Clothes, Toys,
Books, Dishes, Something for Everyone! 5202
15th Ave. S., Gulfport. No Early Birds Please!


1 MOVING SALFI
2 PC CHINA CABINET QUEEN BOX/MATTRESS W/FRAME
ANTlQUE SOFAW/ FEATHER CUSHIONS CRYSTAL GLASS
BRASS-LAMPS OCCASIONAL TABLES BUFFET *TVS
ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED CUCKOO CLOCKS .
MuCh More Wierd. Great Stuff.. CHEAPI
2938 Beach Blvd 'Gulfport Art District


LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES -
Retro 50's w/Pearl White Ear Hangers, Hot
Pick Swath across top of the Front w/faux
Diamonds. Sentimental Value. Last Seen
Aug. 28th at Gulfport City Hall. Call Beth Arm-
strong, 344-7644.


PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never
Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower
of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of
heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, star of the sea, help me & show me here
you are my mother; Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
secure me in my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
times.
Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and
then you must publish it and it will. be granted
to you. 9/4-10/2 C.T.4E.
PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never
Known to Fail) Oh', most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Im-
maculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh
Star of the Sea, help me and show me .here
you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
secure me into my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee (3) times. Holy
Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3)
times. Say this prayer for three consecutive
days and then you must publish and it will be
granted to you. H. J.J.
THANK YOU ST. JUDE- For Prayers An-
swered. R.B.
THANK YOU ST. JUDE, For Prayers An-
swered. G.B.
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PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never
Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower
of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of
heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.
Oh, star of the sea, help me &,show me here
you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of
God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly
beseech you from the bottom of my heart to
succor me in my necessity (make request).
There are none that can withstand your power.
Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have 'recourse to thee. (3) times. Holy
Mother, I place this prayer in your hands. (3)
times.
Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and
then you must publish it and it will be granted
to you. K.A.P.






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PASADENA COVE CONDO- 1BR/1.5BA,
Updated Carport, W/D, Pool & All Amenities.
Annual $875. Call Today! THE SUN TEAM,
727-345-0099.

ORGANIC GARDEN
1BR
Gulfport Art District, washer/dryer included.
Hardwood floors, Nice tile bath, $650/Mo. You
'pay utilities. 727-323-7268. Look at Bryantree.
comr
for pics & more.
CLAYHOUSE APTS.- 7305 Bay St. St. Pete
Beach. On Boca Ciega Bay 'Where the Locals
Love to Live". Great Looking 1 BR Floor Plans.
Dock, Laundry Room, C/H/A. Great Location
& Neighbors. Rent's from $720/Mo. 24 Hour
Rental Hotline. 727-363-PETE(7383)
ONE FOUR BDRM UNITS- For Rent In Gulf-
port. Call For Details. Fenced Yards. Some
ets OK. Section 8 OK For Some Properties.
727-321-6625. Lv. Msg. For Beth.
PASADENA AREA-1 BR/1 BA, Fully Renovat-
ed. 960sqft. 1st Floor. Exit to the Garden Area.
$650/Mo. Last Month Free, No Pets, all Ages
Welcome. Norma Lopez-SMITH & ASSOCI-
ATES REAL ESTATE 727-580-5402.

GARAGE STORAGE
10x20, $120/Mo. Yearly Lease. Vicinity: 58th
St. & Gulfport Blvd. 727-710-1949.
4534 18th AVE. S.- 3Br./2Ba., C/H/A, W/D,
Some furniture, Large fenced yard. $975 mo
$525 dep. Sec. 8 OK-727-424-8101
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
3BR & 2BR DUPLEX- $800/$650. Gulfport lo-
cation. Near school. HUD approved. 321-1793
or 644-4519
CENTER OF ST. PETE BEACH-' Ground
Floor 2BR in Duplex. Walking to Corey Shop-
ping. Newly Furnished, Plus TV. 55+, $ 50/Mo.
Seasonal. Security. 367-5221
5901 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-Boca Ciega Area.
1BR/1BA Remodeled Units. includes water.
BRODERICK & ASSOCIATES, INC. REALTY,
727-544-1403.
SO. PASADENA- Chateaux Towers. Remark-
able waterview. 2BR/2BA. Many amenities.
Secure location. $950/mo. annual. Marion
546-0644.
GULFPORT DUPEX- 2BR/2BA, Hardwood
Floors, C/H/A, Carport, W/D Hook-Up. $875/
Mo. & Deposit. 727-688-9565.
GULFPORT 2702 MIRIAM ST. S.- 2/1 Du-
plex, Recently Renovated, Carport, C/H/A,
850/Mo & Security. Super Clean, Tile Floors,
Two Blocks from Marina & Clam Bayou Nature
Park. 727-542-6090.


OLD NE lbr/1 ba off strt park. WSG,G & Basic Cable Incl. $575
PELHAM CHA 2brilba Stack W&D incl WSG & Lawn $595 & $625
ALONG THE TRAIL Great lbr/lba on site laundry ONLY $625
SALT CREEK 2br/lba w/garage duplex incl lawn service $625
NE ST PETE 2br/2ba/2cg spacious & comfortable great area $1195
PERKINS 3br/1.5ba large yard good flr space good price $885
PELHAM MANOR 3br/lba/lcg hardwood firs newer kitchen $975
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GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- Condo.
SpaciouslBR/1BA, Lg. Screen Porch With
Wide Open View Of Boca Ciega Bay. 2nd
Floor. Plenty pf Closets. W/D. Rent Negotible.
727-804-3001.
HARBOUR SIDE-Waterfront Condo. 1BR/
1BA, Gated Community S. Pasadena. W/D,
Cable, Water, Covered Parking, Pool, Workout
Room. 1000sqft. $925/Mo. Annual, No Pets.
727-244-4790.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call-Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
2725 54TH ST. S. APT 4.- Upstairs 1BR,
Across from Dog Park. $600/Mo, $500 Secu-
rity Includes Water. 727-452-5942.
MARINA DISTRICT- Single Family Home,
3BR/1.5BA with Extra Large Screened Back
Porch, Attached Garage. Bay View & Access.
$1300/Mo. with One Year Lease, First, Last &
$500 Security Deposit. Call 727-327-5455 for
Appointment. 4824 Trade Winds Dr. S., Gulf-
port.
5137 DARTMOUTH AVE. N.- 3BR, Newly Re-
modeled, New Kitchen, Tile Floors, New Car-
pet, Large Laundry, Fenced. $995/Mo. First,
Last, Sec. Can Rent to Own. 727-522-0593.






1 BR 1BTH, S
Furnished $675
Annual Lease MONTHLY
$40 Application 4 E .-
Fee for
Credit/Background
Check -
1st Last & Sec.
Call Rob
727-417-6915
coquinaplace:com


NORTH 4TH STREET LOCATION- Very Nice
& Clean 2BR/2BA, 1st Floor. New Carpet &
Paint. Beautiful Pool, Clubhouse & Fishing
Dock. No Pets or Inside Smoking. $850/Mo
Plus $600 Deposit. 727-742-8677. E-Mail me
for pictures at
trkr@tampabay.rr.com
agent/owner
CHATEAU TOWER-Freshly Painted 2Br./2Ba.
Spectacular View of Bay/Gulf. 16th floor, Bal-
cony. W/D, Front Door Covered Parking. Pool/
Spa, Fitness Room, Secured Building, Annual
Lease. Non-smokers. $1200 'no. 727-798-
4540 or 207-353-4818.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. $125/Weekly. 727-327-3898.


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SUNSET BEACH TREASURE ISLAND- 1BR
Condo, Nice Waterviews. Renovated, Water-
front Complex, Fishing Dock. 1 Block from
Caddy's. $850/M6. 727-599-7551.
GULFPORT RENTAL LOCATIONS- 2BR,
House, Large FL Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard,
Near Boca Ciega High School, $875/Mo; Leal-
man Locations: 1BR Apts. from $500/Mo., Ef-
ficiencies, $450/Mo. Pinellas Co. Vouchers Ac-
cepted. 804-5596.
JAMESTOWN CONDO-1BR/1BA, Private
Fenced Patio. Ground floor, New Tile Floor,
No Pets. All Ages. Convient to Tampa or St.
Pete. $650/Mo. Last Month Free. Norma Lopez
' SMITH & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE 727-
580-5402.
GULFPORT BUNGALOW- Clean, 2/1, Beau-
tifully Renovated w/C/H/A, W/D. 5708 23rd
Ave. S. or Visit
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
$1100/Mo. 727-418-7272.
GULFPORT 1BR-Small Gated Front Yard,
Enclosed Back Porch, Quiet Area, Walk to
Library, Senior Center & Beach. $165/Week-
ly, Water/Garbage Included. 727-290-6885,
727-385-3654.
COZY 2BR/1BA COTTAGE-Near Gulfport,
CHA, W/D Hookup, Carport. Fenced Back-
Syard, Quiet, Trees. $825/Mo. plus Utilities,
First, Last, Security. Background Check. 727-
321-9298 or 727-251-2766.
EFFICIENCY- $475/Mo. Quiet, Clean, Cozy.
You Pay Uitilities, We Provide Shade & Fruit
Trees. 727-323,4130 or 804-9237.
CHATEAU TOWER S. PASADENA- Water-
front, 1BR/1.5BA, 5th Floor. Nice & Clean,
Security Entrance. All Amenities, Free Cable/
Water. $795/Mo. 727-798-7947.
TREASURE ISLAND VILLAS- Large 1BR/
1BA, C/H/A, New Tile! Pool! $650/Mo Includes
Water. Near Beach! No Pets. Marie Drew, RE-
MAX, 727-657-1259.
FOR SALE OR RENT- 3BR/2BA, Unfur-
nished, Immaculate, Park-Like Setting, New
Upgrades. Lawn Service Included. $850/Mo.
1st/Last/Security. No Pets. 727-379-3708.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. $135/Weekly. 727-343-1637.
Also need Handyman and Computer Tutor.
CHATEAU TOWER-S. Pasadena. 1 BR/1.5BA,
3rd Floor, Great Waterview. Heated Pool and
Spa, Cable TV. Fitness Center and Balcony.
Fully Furnished $850/Mo. Call Jim, 847-361-
6113.
LAKEWOOD ESTATES- 2BR/1.5BA/1CG,
New Paint/Carpet, Large Lot, 2537 Granada
Circle E. $950 + Deposit. 239-218-3177.
1 BR/1 BA- Newly painted and carpeted. Large
rooms. Walk-in closet. No Pets. Close to shop-
ping, Mall, Bus. 727-344-8541.


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2BR LARGE APT.- w/Bonus Room, Storage
Room, W/D, Hardwood Floors, Eat-In Kitchen,
Yard, Ramp, Driveway. 33rd Ave. N. $825/Mo.
727-894-3252.
GULFPORT SHORES- Next to Marina on Wa-
ter. 55+, No Pets. No Smoking. Fully Reno-
vated. 1st Floor. All New: Carpet, A/C, Kitchen,
Paint. 1 Br./1 Ba. $675mo. 352-596-0912.
GULFPORT 5325 9TH AVE. S.- 2BR/2BA,
Corner Lot, Newly Remodeled. $850/Mo. &
Security. Available 9/15.727-322-8030.
CHARMING 1BR GULFPORT HOME-Spa-
cious Duplex, Screened Porch, Tree-Shaded
Yard, Bright & Airy, WSG Included, $600/Mo.,
5709 21st Ave. So. 404-405-8541.
2 BR/1BA GULFPORT HOME- Newly Reno-
vated. With W/D. Fenced Yard. $950/Mo. + Se-
curity Deposit. Available Aug. 1st. 2631 45th
St.S. 727-643-4657.
2BR/iBA HOUSE- C/H/A, Renovated, Close
to School, Beach. Maintenance & Water In-
cluded. 1413 56th St. S. By Appt. Only. $850/
Mo. 1st, Last, Deposit. 727-252-9800.










5706 12th Ave. S. 3BR/2BA/1CG. Newly
remodeled w/updated kitchen, carpet & freshly
painted. No Pets. $950/mo. Call Melissa Yardy.
Licensed Broker. 727-459-2329

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PASADENA-Bay Island. 2BR/2BA, Wet Bar.
Desirable West Corner. 60ft. Balcony. Directly
over Huge Pool, Hot Tub, Marina and Water.
Tile, Carpet, Mirrors, Lots of Windows. The
Islands Most Dqsirable Building, The Admiral.
2 or 3yr. Lease to HIGHLY Qualified Person
who Wants the Best. 55+ Community. 24hr.
Gated Security. 1 block to Pasadena Hospital
. No Kids/Pets. Elevator Serves only 3 Condo
Floor. $1200/Mo. We Live in Building, Phone
Bob 727-360-3429.
GULFPORT 2BR/1-1/2BA-Unfurnished, New-
ly Renovated, 6plex Condo. $875 Yearly Lease.
BEST BEACH RENTALS 727-398-1200.
ST. PETE ENCLAVE CONDO-Remodeled,
Spacious Livingroom, Large Bedroom, Kitch-
en, Dining Room; Tile Floor and Carpet C/H/A.
Pool/Fitness Center. $700/Mo. 22nd St. & 54th
Ave. S. 727-343-7332.
1BR/1BA- Large New Efficiency Apt with W/
D, Walk-In Shower, Storage, Yard, Off-Street
Parking. 33rd Ave. N. $5957Mo. 727-894-3252.
FIVE TOWNS 55+ APT.- Nice & Clean, 1BR/
1BA, 860sf, Cable, Hot Water, Gas (Cooking)
Inlcuded. Pool, Fitness Center. $650/Mo. &
Security, Lease with Option Available. Non-
Smoker. Furnished Possible. Available Sept.
1 st. 727-343-7343 or 727-455-8998.
SO. PASADENA LARGE 1BR/1BA- Com-
pletely Remodeled, Newer Appliances, In-
cludes Basic Cable. $795/Mo., First, Last,
Security. Quiet Community. 'Pool, Laundry.
727-543-3291.
DELUXE CONDO VILLA- Westshore Village.
2BR/2BA Unfurnished, A/C, Free Ext'd Cable,
Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Gated, Extra
Large Florida Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Ga-
rage. $1000/Mo. One-Year Lease. Bob, 727-
452-9290.
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $110/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-239-5253.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1. Lovely Yard, Big
Porch, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Closets,
Parking. $795/Mo. plus Security. WSG.Includ-
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GULFPORT VACATION RENTAL- Clean &
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W/D. Walk to Restaurants. 5039 29th Ave. S.,
Apt. B or Visit
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727-418-7272.
VACATION RENTALS- Isla Del Sol Club Ba-
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nished, Fitness Center. Also Maximo Marina
Area, 1/1, w/Boat Slip, Completely Remod-
eled, Covered Parking, On Bus Route. Priced
Depending on Length of Rental.
shellrealty@aol.com. 727-867-5536.

ST. PETE BEACH APT.- Utilities Paid, Gulf
View. Beautifully Furnished. $795/Mo. 727-
363-3050.
STUDIO ST. PETE BEACH-Steps from Beach.
New Upscale Renovations, Private. Seasonal
/Annual. Everything Closel 727-688-4721
624 1ST ST. N.- 2 Room Efficiency. $525/Mo.
Includes Utilities. Near Baywalk. 727-345-
5460.
GULFPORT STUDIO-Furnished, Private En-
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BBQ & Pool. Includes Microwave, Fridge,
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APTS. FOR RENT- St. Pete Beach & Down-
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Cable & Garbage. Laundry On Premises.
Close To Bus Stop & Downtown. 727-410-
6599 or 727-822-5929. Background & Refer-
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ROOMMATE WANTED-Male/Female. Fur-
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Included. $400/Mo.$150 Deposit. No Smoking
& Drug Free. 344-5206 or 813-927-7885

LARGE
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In Beautiful Horrie Just North of Gulfport. $99/
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& Vinyl Flooring. Large Corner Lot, Circular
Drive. Walk to Tyrone Schools. 727-410-9594.





Very cozy furnished condo 1br with screen
porch activities include 6 pools bocce -
tennis shuffleboard pool tables card
rooms new library and new fitness center.
Active community. Reduced to $48,181
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727-452-8008
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6388 2ND AVE. N.- Estate Home. 3/1, 1950's
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possible. Needs TLC.
1214 63rd St. So.
Reduced $159,900


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1893 Shore Dr. S. #308
7232 4th Ave. S.
1868 Shore Dr S #414


Redington Shores Caribbean beach cottage, a short walk to private beach access.
This property won't last long at this price hurry
Waterview steal 2/2, w/Fla. rm. Right on the water. Best price per sq. ft. in bldg. Hurryl
Charming 3/3 + den + family room + pool in sought-after Old Pasadena. Simply Irresistablel
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500 64th Ave.
6775 Flamingo Way S
7400 Sun Island Dr S #504
5575 Gulf Blvd #122
3014 58th St S
7050 Sunset Dr S #409
7420 Bay Island Dr S #279
1847 Shore Dr. S. #504
170158th St S


Gulfport
St. Pete Beach
South Pasadena
Bay Island
St. Pete Beach
Gulfport
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4900 Brittany Dr S #106
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756 51st Ave. NE
3300 Maple St. NE
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$155,000


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Parkwood Condos I The Club at Feathersound
3740 58th St. N. #209 2/21100sf on golf course
2/21110sf$79,800 $159,000
ulfport Prudential
Listings Neede Tropical Realty
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fits up to 60 Yacht; Boat Lifts & Davits, Heated
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...Over 1600+ sq feet in this Block Ranch Style 3 bed / 2 bath home Bonus room, laundry room, back poict, detached
garage, plus carport. This home also has alley access and is only 2 blocks from Stetson.. .. priced nght at $167.900
...2-Story Custom Built Pool Home steps to Stetson. Features 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2+ car garage, 2400+ sq
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...Pas Estates Block Ranch Style Pool Home. Features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, FL Room, wood floors, inside utility,
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...Pasadena Estates Block Bungalow. Features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, new carpet, newer kitchen, two bonus rooms, on great 67x 134 lot $109,435
...2-story 1925 Mediterranean Beauty in Pasadena Estates. Features a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, pool home PLUS one bedroom,
one bath detached upstrairs apartment. 2-Car garage, wood floors, upstair balcony, fireplace, front porch, wrap around stairs, full
of charm w/custom touches throughout. 2800+ sq ft on wonderful 140 x 134 double IOL $549,900.
Mixed-Use Duplex...Located on highly desirable Beach Blvd. Features two, 1-bedroom units w/CHA, ceramic tile, block
constr., sep utilities, alley access...uses incl retail,office, ice cream shoppe, restaurant...and/or live in! $249,900.
..Central Avenue Heights. Ready to move in restored bungalow with beautiful hardwood floors 2 bed I 15 baths / bonus room / attached garage
Recently painted, newer prvacy fence, with roof, a/c and apDliances only 7 years old There is nrithing lI do here Dut move in $140.000


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NEW USTING: Manchester 602 2/2 Deluxe. This condo has been handled
with kit gloves. These proud owners have added so many unusual updates to
make this a beautiful comfortable and space saving home, offering
panoramic waterviews from this top floor unit. If you're looking for perfection
then this is the one for you. Covered parking. Cats accepted. $245,000
Windsor 309 -1 Br/1.5Ba this unit is totally renovated with goregous tile &
carpet throughout Top of the line furnishings. Offering breathtaking
waterviews. This unit has it all you will love it. Pets accepted covered
parking. $216,000
Wide Open Water Diplomat 209 1Br/1.5Ba This beautiful condo has an
updated kitchen with newer tile in kitchen & hallway. New carpet in
livingroom, dining room, fla room, bedroom. Also has new windows in Fla rm
w/ storm shutters. This unit also brings you the most extraordinary
panoramic waterviews. Kitty accepted. $173,500
IVANHOE 106 This dating 1Br standard offers new tile, beautiful patio
outside backdoor. Come sit & enjoy your patio & watch the dolphins play.
Beautiful waterview. No pets. $99,000
HAMPTON 402 2/2 deluxe, totally equipped from pots & pans to a Christmas
tree Beltifully fumished Storm shutters Come ? enjoy the bac-yard
Dartiqu AVAILABLE FOR 6 MONTHS OR ANNUAL RENTAL $169,900
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KENMORE 301 End unit 2br/2ba deluxe. There have been a series
of updates done to this unit including all new windows a/c and
heating. Very spacious bright & cheery. $163,0 $129,900

KENMORE 109 lbr standard with a brand new bathroom & fixtures.
Gorgeous cherry laminate floors in livingroom, dining room, bedroom.
New tile in kitchen & FL room. New plantation shutters in living room.
Freshly painted throughout. Literally just steps to poou. Fabulous buy
$104,900
CHATHAM BLDG. #111 Completely furnished 1Br deluxe. New
windows in bedroom & FL room. Updated kitchen. New tile &
laminate floors throughout. Great patio overlooking marina. Pet
friendly $125,000
AVALON #2061 Br standard, turnkey, pet friendly. New bathroom, new
tile throughout. In mint condition. Home warranty offered. $129,000
AVALON #102 1st floor 2/2 deluxe completely renovated. Park at
front door. Pet friendly. $46,000 $132,900
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PASADENA WATERFRONT- Chateau Tower
Condo 1BR/1.5BA, Ground Floor with New
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Purchase, $155,000. 727-452-5307.

2610 44th St. Handyman Special
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updated bath, carport. $89,900
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Room and garage. Large corner fenced lot.
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