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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
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Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: November 27, 2008
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Inside
this week...

City Offers Local
Business Owners
"Shop Gulfport"
Campaign
see page 2

Show To Benefit
At Risk Youth
see page 4

Shop Gulfport
Special Art Walk
see page 7

Youth Market
To Benefit Area Youth
see page 11

Send Santa A Letter
see page 14

Point on Pets
see page 24

Notice of Gulfport
Election
see page 27

Gulfport Merchants
Association
Announces A
Productive Year
see page 31

World AIDS Day
December 1
see page 34


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Pirates Invade Vinoy Park


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By Cathy Salustri
As the pirates fought each other, Looney Lucy entertained the
crowd. The Gulfport-based musician works with Empty Hats at
pirate and Renaissance festivals across the country.
See Pirates, page 8

Senior
Center
Excercise
Equipment
Joan Barry,amember
of the Gulfport
Senior Center
Foundation, tries
out one of three new
treadmills donated
by the Foundation recently to the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior
Center. "Just in time to help me trim up after all the holiday
meals and goodies!" said Barry. The Foundation also donated a
brand new stationary bike. Plans eventually call for a completely
furnished fitness center. The equipment is free for patrons to
use. A doctor's note giving health approval is required. The
Foundation has a campaign underway to finance the $60,000
worth of new equipment just purchased. For more information
visit their website at www.gulfportseniorsfoundation.org.


City Approves

Search for New

City Manager
By a vote of 4-1 Gulfport city council
approved a Request for Proposal
(RFP) to seek a city manager
recruitment firm to aid the council in
the search and selection of a new city
manger.
Tom Brobeil, former city manager
was with the city of Gulfport for about
five years. He resigned recently
because of health concerns.
The major issue discussedregarding
the RFP was whether to limit the
search to those candidates from
Florida, open it to a national search or
allow whatever recruitment firm was
selected to make a recommendation
to council. All council members
except Michele King, vice mayor
expressed their desire to limit the
search to Florida residents.
"We're hiring a firm to help us select
a city manager here, not actually
doing the hiring yet," said King. "I
think it is short sited of us not to at
least listen to what the consultant
might say or recommend. King voted
no on the RFP.

Phase III 49th
St. Landscaping
Updated
Gulfport city council took action
on Tuesday which allows for
modifications of Phase III of the 49th
Street Streetscape project which
include working with the city of St.
Petersburg to include items which
were eliminated from the original
plan due to high costs.
On January 15, 2008 council had
approved an agreement between the
County and the city of Gulfport for
the dispersal of CDBG funds in the
amount of $250,000 for Phase III of
the streetscaping project.
See Landscaping, page 21







8th Annual Free
Thanksgiving Dinner
Pilgrim Church fellowship hall, 6315
Central Avenue in St. Petersburg will
hold its 8th annual free Thanksgiving
Dinner on Thursday, November 27,
from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. This is an
open house style event so diners
may arrive any time between the
hours of noon and 4 p.m. Enjoy a
free, hot, home cooked traditional
Thanksgiving meal. Although
this dinner is held in a church
hall, it is not a religious event. All
are welcome. Free entertainment
provided by Mike Balistierri. Due


to an overwhelmingly generous
response to prior dinners, additional
volunteers are not needed this year.
A PSTA stop is located directly in
front of Pilgrim Church.

Attention Gulfport
Business Owners
The city of Gulfport and The
Gulfport Businesses are starting a
"Shop Gulfport" Campaign.
The city has agreed to decorate the
two windows in the Gulfport Casino
with gift ideas from local merchants.
Any Gulfport business is encouraged
to participate by displaying an


Wednesday at 6:00pm
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item, certificate, or service provided
by their business. Businesses are
required to include a wrapped gift
box to display along side the item
they want to feature. The city will
decorate the windows with lights
and banners urging passers-by to
patronize Gulfport merchants.
The Gabber will give a free feature
of items from the window each week
prior to Christmas. Each participant
must supply the Gabber with a photo
of the item with the gift box and a
brief description to include business
name, phone number and address.
For more information call Mike
McCue at Domain Home Accessories
727-302-9299.


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Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008







Gulfport Holiday
Tree Lighting
Bundle up for an evening of music,
festivities and a Gulfport tradition.
The Gulfport Holiday Tree Lighting
is on Monday, December 1 starting
at 6:30 p.m. in ('lyI .-i- Park located
at Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd.
S. There will be refreshments and
festive cheer as the Mayor lights
the tree for another holiday season.
A surprise visit from the big man in
red himself will be there to listen to
your little ones Holiday wishes.

Give Thanks to
Our Troops
The Gulfport Merchants Association
and GulfPorch are hosting a "Give
Thanks to our Troops" Fundraiser
on November 29, from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. We know times are rough for
everyone. With this collection for our
troops in Iraq, they wish for simple
things, nothing expensive, items
such as magazines, puzzle books,
reading books, gently used DVD's,
snacks, etc. Many items can be from
your home or a dollar store.
Please note: Soldiers are not
allowed to receive newspapers or
magazines that might report on
events outside their own base,
liquid beverages, alcohol, x-rated
material, or pressurized items.
Please avoid donating items in
glass or cans, plastic containers are
best. Pork and pork by-products are
not allowed to be shipped to most
Middle East combat locations. Just

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remember to send 100% beef jerky
and none containing pork. Troops
are also prohibited from receiving
homemade food; everything must be
pre-packaged. Please avoid larger
items, metal and glass containers.
Toiletries are not in as high a
demand as they once were.
We encourage each donor to
sign a card with your signature of
encouragement. If you have a family
member fighting for our freedom in
Iraq, please let us know what their


relationship is to you, your full name,
and an accurate mailing address
where they may receive boxes.
Collection boxes are located from
now until November 29th, at Domain
Food and Spirits, 3129 Beach Blvd,
and Gulfport On The Rocks on Shore
Blvd.
Contact Suzie at 322-5217 or
Gulfportevents@gmail.com for more
information.


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ijabber
since 1968
1419 49th Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
(fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
www.theGabber.com
OPEN
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri
Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Production
Anne Rush, Gina Forgetta,
Jeffrey White, Nenad Stjepanovic
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Contributing Writers
Sibylle Stajich, Cathy Salustri,
Gina Forgetta, Anne Rush,
Greg Stemm, Leigh Clifton
Distribution
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Serving
Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Madeira Beach, Pinellas Point
Members
Florida Press Association
Inland Press Association
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
Circulation 13,000
Deadlines
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
Classified Advertising Tuesday 5pm



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.


Talent Show to Benefit
At-Risk Youth
Complexions skin care and
localshopsl.com invite you to a talent
show to benefit The Warrior Woman
from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, November
30 at Java Nirvana courtyard, 2908
Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. For
more information or to enter go online
to localshopsl.com or send an e-mail
to specials@localshopsl.com.
Special guests: Members of The
Warrior Woman, a non-profit
organization comprised of Tampa
Bay artists who are dedicated to
bringing teens and at-risk youth a
means of artistic expression through
empowering writing workshops.
Localshopsl.com and Complexions
skin care are teaming up with the
other businesses at the courtyard on
Beach Boulevard Java Nirvana,
Yummy's hot dogs, Sunny Bay
Trading and A Perfect Ten nail salon
- for an afternoon of music and fun,
raffles and laughter. Come watch
children sing and dance, and check out
awesome performances by members
of the Warrior Woman. They'll also
have raffles, and absolutely all


proceeds will benefit The Warrior
Woman. Admission is free, of course.
Bring your friends, bring your family.
This is a great opportunity to meet
new people and check out some of the
area's promising young stars.
All proceeds benefit the Warrior
Woman. And all participants get
prizes!
Past localshopsl.com parties have
been quite successful: In October
localshopsl.com packed three cars
with donations for CASA, the women's
shelter; and collected almost $500 for
Friends of Strays, a shelter for stray
animals.

Shop St. Vincent's
Thrift Shop
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church
Thrift Shop has new hours: open
Monday through Saturday, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be closed on
Thanksgiving Day. We are decked out
for the holidays. Visit our Christmas
boutique. All clothing is half-price
on Thursday during November and
December. The shop is located at 5124
Gulfport Boulevard.


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Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008







West VA Society
to Meet
West Virginians will open the
holiday season with a meeting on
Monday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1700 34 Street
N. in St. Pete. Dutch treat luncheon
will be served about 11:30 a.m. with
the holiday program to follow. Karri
Head and Terry Barlett will offer a
program of Christmas music along
with leading some carols. Call John
Cronin at 541-4201.

Water Department
Gets New Truck
Gulfport city council authorized the
purchase of a new 2009 F-350 Ford
heavy duty truck under the Florida
Sheriffs Association bid for a price of
$38,046.
The truck replaces a 1997 Ford 350
which was beginning to experience
additional maintenance and repairs
resulting in additional time and
expense to the city.
The new truck will be equipped with
a 9 foot standard service body, 6.4 L
diesel engine, trailer tow package,
spray in bed liner, 1500# lift gate,
four corner strobe system and a dual
amber beacon.
$58,000 had been budgeted for
the purchase from the city's Utility
account. The truck is being purchased
$19,954 under budget. The vehicle
was originally budgeted to have a
crane installed, but after a review of
the utilities department fleet it was
determined that is was not needed.

Drainage Monitoring
for Tangerine
As required by the grants which
paid for the construction of the


Tangerine Avenue drainage project,
council approved a resolution on
Tuesday allowing for a 16 month
post construction monitoring plan
and sample collection. The bid was
awarded to the TBE Group, Inc. not
to exceed $87,600.
Grants for the project came from
both the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP)
who approved a TDML grant in the
amount of $645,357 in matching
funds and a Southwest Florida Water
Management District grant in the
amount of $350,000.
Terms of both grants call for a 16
month post construction monitoring


plan which measures how well the
project is working.
Plans call for stormwater
monitoring to occur at one inflow
location to characterize runoff and
potential treatment effectiveness.
The monitoring plan was approved
by the FDEP on September 8, 2008.
The stormwater monitoring and
evaluation is scheduled to begin the
third quarter of 2008.
Don Sopak, director of public works
noted that the monitoring will only
take place during a rain event. He
anticipates that the project will cost
significantly less than the $87,000
budgeted.


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Gulfport Waterfront
Snowy Holiday Village
In collaboration with the Merchants
Association Art Walk on Friday,
December 5 from 6-10 p.m., the
City of Gulfport is hosting a Holiday
Village Celebration in the downtown
Waterfront District. At 7 p.m. there
will be a dedication of the new trolley
and lots of holiday snow for the
kiddies and the kids at heart. Santa
will stop by for a brief visit and Beach
Boulevard will be filled with holiday
music and cheer.
On Beach Boulevard you will find
one of a kind gifts for the holidays,
experience many charming eateries,
enjoy multiple groups of live music
and performers or, if you have never


seen snow for the first time, come visit
the Gulfport downtown waterfront
district on Friday, December 5 from
6-10 p.m.

Bring Back the Bayou
Project Honored
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District honored four
outstanding Pinellas County water
resources education projects. A
total of 26 projects were recognized
Wednesday during the "Partners in
Watershed Education Conference"
at the Crowne Plaza Tampa East
Hotel.
Kurt Zuelsdorf, Kayak Nature
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2007 Community Education Grant,
Kayak Nature Adventures and 845
volunteers collected approximately
10,000 pounds of garbage from the
surface waters of Clam Bayou Nature
Preserve. Participants were provided
free kayak rental in exchange for
their help in this cleanup. Significant
media coverage generated from
this project exposed an estimated
five million newspaper readers and
television viewers to the effects of
stormwater runoff on an estuary.
"The health of our waterways is a
direct reflection of the health of our
communities," says Kurt Zuelsdorf.
"with everyone's help we can move
to a cleaner, healthier, and more
productive environment!"

Calling All Vendors
No malls! No meters! No chains!
Shop Mom and Pop!
The Gulfport Merchants Association
kicks off the traditional holiday
shopping season with a very special
daytime Art Walk along Beach Blvd.,
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
November 29. Support your local
shop owners and artisans, and give
thanks to our troops at the same
time. Domain Food and Spirits will
be hosting a fundraiser by collecting
donations in the form of non-
perishable snacks, toiletries, etc. No
cans or glass please. Vendor fees will
be used to ship the goods to service
members from our community.
To make a donation or become a
vendor, please contact 322-5217 or
GulfportEvents@gmail.com.


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Pirates Invade Vinoy Park
From front page
By Cathy Salustri
The date is 1718. The place? The Bahamas. The new governor attempts
to bring law and order to the "Privateer's Republic" and offers the pirates
the King's Pardon. Some pirates agree while others rebel, and over the
weekend curious onlookers watched as the pirates fought the crown and
each other at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
- I l (End of article) The Sixth
SAnnual Florida Pirate
Festival donates part of
7 its proceeds to First Night
St. Petersburg. The City
of St. Petersburg, Pirates
Magazine and Great Bay
Distributors sponsored
the festival.

Pictured left: While serious
piracy remained the order of
the day, Swash and Buckle
kept the pillaging mood light
onstage.
Pictured right: Ahni Redvany
brought her hula hoops
over from Tampa. "This isn't
working, by the way," she
said as she spun around "This
is playing. I just bring them
out for the kids to play with."


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Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008







St. Pete Fire & Rescue
Receive ISO Award
The Insurance Services Office, Inc.
recently gave the St. Petersburg
Fire & Rescue Department a Class
2 rating, placing them in the top
1.25 percent of fire departments
nationwide. The ISO organization
analyzes municipal fire protection
efforts in communities throughout
the United States through its
Public
Protection Classification (PPC)
Program. The program provides an
objective, national standard that
helps fire departments evaluate
their public fire protection services
and to plan for facilities, equipment
and training.
SPF&R was last evaluated in 1990,
when they also received a Class
2 rating. "In the 18 years since,
our department has improved in
all three areas, most importantly
in the area of training," SPF&R
Chief James Large stated. "The
process evaluates only fire services
and focuses on the department's
ability to prevent property loss. Our
evaluation benefitted from the fire
codes in St. Petersburg requiring
sprinkler systems in commercial
buildings," he added.
Every homeowner or business
owner pays a premium to their
insurance carrier for fire insurance
based upon this ISO rating. During
the approximate four-month rating
process, the ISO addressed three
areas: the handling and receiving of
fire alarms, fire department services,
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Help Plant Sea Oats
Treasure Islandis seekingvolunteers
from the community to help plant sea
oats on Treasure Island on Saturday,
December 6. Once planted, the sea
oats will trap sand and create a new
line of dunes parallel to Treasure
Island's beach trail sidewalk.
The Treasure Island Beach
Stewardship Committee will show
you how to plant sea oats properly.
Volunteers should meet at 8:30 a.m.
at the parking lot in front of the
Sunset Vista Hotel, between 120th
and 121st Avenues. Bring a shovel or
a spade.
The Pinellas County Department
of Environmental Management
provides the plants, about 10,000 in
all.
Planting 10,000 sea oats seedlings
sounds like a daunting task, but it
goes surprisingly fast, says Beach
Stewardship Committee Chairman
Dennis Velasco. "On prior sea oats
plantings, we usually do that many
in three to four hours with about
30 volunteers. Of course, the more
volunteers we have, the faster it
goes." The goal is continuous dune
line along Treasure Island's 3.8 mile
beach.
Contact Dennis Velasco at 360-1901
or the City of Treasure Island Public
Information Office at 547-4575 to
volunteer or for more information.



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Youth & youth organizations offering their
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along with no-longer-used treasures
to the community in a market setting.
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/ To get your selling space contact the event organizer:
22nd Street Redevelopment Corp. Inc.
a 501 (c) 3 non-profit promoting the businesses, culture & history of 22nd Street
Steve Graves, Program Manager call 727 455-5130
833-22nd St South St Petersburg 33712
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Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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Holiday Organ Concert
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Brent Douglas will open the Advent
season on Sunday, November 30 with
a 3 p.m. holiday organ concert at
Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401
22 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.
Mr. Douglas, an accomplished
pianist and organist, will present an
"OrganCopia" concert with variety of
styles and themes of sacred, classical
and popular music celebrating



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Resort: Cypress Room
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9:00 am Sunday
727-824-7741
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Children's Sunday School


the holiday season, including the
theme from the "Classical Peanuts"
Christmas special.
Free. Donations accepted. Call
321-8356.

Daniel O'Dell to Speak
Bahai speaker Daniel O'Dell will
present "Science and Religion" on
Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
at 4914 29 Avenue S. Mr. O'Dell
was a marine biology teacher in St.
Croix for 20 years, has a Masters
in Science Education from Oregon
State, is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow
and recipient of the Presidential
Award for Teaching.






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Friday, Nov. 28th 1 and 3 p.m.
Christian Science Reading Room
431 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Saturday, Nov. 29th 11 to Noon
Sunshine Center 330 Fifth St. N.
Kevin Graunke, CSB, brings a
Bible-based message of hope and
healing to audiences of all faiths.
Sponsored by Christian Science Churches
in St. Petersburg, 727-894-4356
or 727-343-5997
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Christmas Party
with Carlo
Pasadena Community Church invites
you to join their Christmas Party on
Saturday, December 6 from 7-10 p.m.
Live entertainment by Carlo, a local
and shipboard singer/musician with
Christmas carol sing-along, heavy
hors d'oeuvres, fun, fellowship and
friends. Tickets are $10 available
through the church office on Sundays
from 9:15-10:50 or $12 at the door.
The church is located at 227 70 Street
S. in St. Petersburg.


Unique Community
Christmas Concert
On Sunday, December 7, at
7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Pasadena
Community Church (227-70th St.
So. Pasadena Ave. at Second Ave.
S.) 140 choir members from many
local churches will gather to present
the Christmas portion of Handel's
Messiah under the direction of Robert
Drick. After rehearsing together for
two months they will be joined by an
orchestra of Strings, Brass, Timpani,
Harpsichord and Organ and guest
Soloists: Lea Lanier, Lori Braccio,
William Renfro and William West.
Originally conceived as a grouping
of Methodist choirs it has grown to
include Presbyterian, Covenant, and
several other denominations. Such



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Welcomes You
SundayWorship ......................... 10:30 a.m.
Ternflc l~sday ................ 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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is the interest in this timeless work.
The other reason for this title was
the close collaborative association
of Charles Wesley with Handel and
the positive comments of his brother,
John, after attending a Messiah led
by the composer.
The performance is free to the
public. A free-will offering will be
taken following the Messiah during
which a new Christmas Anthem, How
Few There Were, will be premiered.
All are invited to this, their annual
community Christmas Concert.
For further information contact
Robert Drick at 381-2499, ext. 240.

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
Bible Class
SWed llam 7pm (same topic)
6315 Central Ave.
,_ i 727-347-1226
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Lighted Boat Parade
Calling for Entries
The St. Pete Beach and South
Pasadena Holiday Lighted Boat
Parade needs boat entries. The
Lighted Boat Parade is a time-
honored tradition, making its way
past St. Pete Beach and South
Pasadena residences through the
waters of Boca Ciega Bay. There
is no fee to enter and the deadline
is December 5th. Tons of cash and
prizes are given away to winners
for best decorated in four different
categories. Call 363-9245 to register
your boat and join the beach's best
holiday tradition.

Pet Photos to Buy
Pet Oxygen Masks
Bring your pet to the Seminole
Chamber of Commerce building at
8400 113 Street N. in Seminole on
Sunday, November 30, and Sunday,
December 7 for pictures with Santa
Paws. A 5x7 photo with Santa is
$10 and an 8x10 photo with Santa
is $15. Proceeds will go to purchase
pet oxygen masks for the emergency
vehicles in Pinellas County.
Many Pinellas County emergency
vehicles do not have an oxygen mask
for our pets. With these specially
designed masks, a pet that needs
resuscitation due to smoke inhalation
can be saved, the same way a human
would be saved. Human oxygen
masks do not fit or work well on pets
with snouts.
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Santa Paws at 224-7886.


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Eclectic and Then Some
By Cathy Salustri
Nine-year-old Mikaela Liddic shows off Gracie
as she waits to purchase felted soap at the
Fifth Annual Art Market in Gulfport. Mikaela,
who lives in St. Petersburg but attends the
Sunflower School in Gulfport, saw several of
her classmates and their parents at the event.
The Art Market showcases the work of
local artists who work in all mediums,
from Jill Oldenski's handmade dolls like
Gracie to Kya Belcher's cedar mermaids.
The Art Market, sponsored by a group of
four working artists who call themselves
"Eclectic and Then Some," hand pick
the artists. "We are all working artists,"
Oldenski said of the foursome who I
comprises "Eclectic and Then Some,
adding that most of the artists are part I
of Florida Craftsmen. Participation in
the show is by invitation only.
"It's a way to bring together emerging
artists and people who may not have '
other places to sell their art," Oldenski
said.


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Players Call for
Directors
The Gulfport Community Players
in its continuing quest for talent and
better plays is inviting accomplished
directors to submit the name of a play
or plays (non-musical please!) that
they would like to direct and why they
think that play would be appropriate
for Gulfport audiences. The plays are
to be performed at the Catherine A.
Hickman Theater, which is a venue
theater with 172 seats, situated in a
predominately retirement area. The
plays submitted should appeal to
their target audiences, and ideally,
should not have been done too recently
by other theater groups in the area.
These plays will be considered for
their 2009-2010 season.

Venue Theatre
Flea Market
Venue Theatre and Actors Studio
will hold a Flea Market on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, November 28,
29 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
9125 US Hwy. 19 N. in Pinellas Park.
Donations of new and gently used
items are being accepted. There
is table space for rent as well to
those interested. Please no junk.
Venue is a not for profit 501(c)(3)
organization which serves area youth,
actors and performers of Tampa Bay.
All donations are tax deductible.
For more information contact Venue
at 822-6194.


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, Gulfport Garden
S& Bird Club'
The tour of the Barbara Gilbert
Habitat was a great experience;
the guide was very knowledgeable
and did a superb job. Weoften do
not know what delightful places
we have in our own back yards! A
big thank you to Pat Grandmaison
for arranging this wonderful outing
and providing drinks and dessert
for the picnic.
Our Christmas luncheon will be
held December 11 a La Cote Basque
Restaurant, 3401 Beach Boulevard
S. in Gulfport. It will begin at 12:30
p.m. There is no need to send money
with your reservation as everyone
will be ordering from the menu,
but please call Sarah or Josie to let
them know if you plan to attend.
In keeping with the Christmas
season, please bring a gift for nursing
home residents. Suggestions include
slippers, stamps, large-print games
and books, socks, lotion, deodorant,
stationery, etc. Please wrap the gift
and indicate if it is for a lady or a
gentleman.
To make your December llth
luncheon reservation or if you have
any questions, please call Sarah
Kelly at 345-5848 or Josie Freeman
at 321-6282. Happy Thanksgiving
to all from the Gulfport Garden &
Bird Club.

Nia Class Forming at
Recreation Center
Nia is a holistic movement practice
designed to help participants
achieve mind-body-spirit fitness.
Nia draws from the dance arts,
martial arts, and healing arts to
create classes that are fun and
inspirational, and leave you feeling
relaxed and rejuvenated. Nia is
practiced by people of all walks of
life, ages, and fitness levels. Please
feel free to visit the website at
www.NiaStPete.com or call 729-
9410 for more information. There
will be a demo class on Thursday,
November 20. Regular classes will
begin on Thursday, December 4 at
10 a.m. Your first class is free. Fees
are: monthly $32, drop in $10 a
class, or a 8 class pass for $56. Call
John at the Recreation Center at
893-1079.








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Annie Miller, St. Pete: "I never
shop on Black Friday because it's
just too many people and too much
traffic. I usually start sometime after
Thanksgiving, checking the sales in
the Sunday paper. I buy small gifts
for my close friends, but with this
economy, even those are going to
be tough. It seems like everybody is
hurting; we're all in about the same
boat. My family lives up in Philly
and we used to send gifts back and
forth; now, we've just gotten into the
habit of sending cards and emails.
Although I would like a World Se-
ries Championship Phillies hat,
since we won the Series. I don't have
a Christmas tree every year either. I
have a palm tree in my condo that I
decorate with Christmas lights and
ornaments. That's a Florida Christ-
mas tree!"


Rosalyn Walker, Gulfport: "I've
been finding bargains ahead of time
this year. I've been going to Kohl's,
Beall's, and Walmart because those
store have started discounting their
merchandise early. With everything
being so costly now, I've been shop-
ping the sales that these bigger stores
have been having. I may go back to
them on Black Friday, if I can find a
ride with someone. I hate to deal with
all that traffic! But I'm definitely cut-
ting back this year; I have one grand-
daughter who is five and she gets lots
of goodies. But I also have nine neph-
ews and nieces and that gets kind of
costly! This year I might give them
money in a Christmas card, for either
food or video game rentals. All kids
like to eat! I've even been shopping
at the Sweet Bay grocery store for
bargains; I got a turkey for a friend
so they could have Thanksgiving this
year."


Donna Mitchell, South Pasade-
na: "I always start early because the
prices at the stores are actually very
good before Black Friday. A lot of the
stores have been cutting their prices
for the past two weeks; I feel sorry
for the smaller retail stores because
if they don't sell everything they can
before Thanksgiving, they might be in
bad shape. It's going to be a hard year
and the stores have tried really hard
to lower prices to compete with the
larger department and mall stores.
I won't be shopping on Black Friday
because I'll have my family in town
for the holiday. Some are coming from
( b'I .I.. and some from Arizona and
I want to spend time with them, not
shop. I am almost finished with most
of my Christmas shopping anyway;
we're cutting back this year, like most
people. There are a lot of them out
there who are in danger of losing both
their homes and their jobs.


Scott Bowers, South Pasadena: "I haven't even started yet and I won't until
after Black Friday; I have no patience for the chaos of the stores and I hate to
stand in line. My wife Erica does all of the major shopping for the rest of the fam-
ily. I have already shopped for her online for her big Christmas gift. She knows
what she's getting; she asked for a beach cruiser. So we went online and picked it
out. It's a lot easier that way and that way I know she's getting what she wants.
I'm actually shopping today for our anniversary. It's been two years on Tuesday,


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Marina Pier Re-decking
Contract Approved
Interim city manger Jim O'Reilly
received approval from council on
Tuesday to enter into a contract
with Seaway Marine Contractors in
the amount of $127,255 to provide
labor, materials, incidental items
and equipment for the removal and
replacement of the 8,943 square foot
existing decking at Marina Pier 7 at
the Gulfport Municipal Marina.
The existing pressure treated pine
lumber on Pier 7 was installed in
1996 with the decking placed as part
of the initial Phase I reconstruction
and reconfiguration of the Marina.
Subsequent use and exposure has
created splintering, cracking, buckling
and splitting as the pine reached the


end of its ten year life expectancy.
O'Reilly told council that staff has
been continually maintaining the
docks on a piece meal basis to insure a
safe environment. He noted that the
deck is inspected daily. Replacement
of the deck was included in the
renegotiations of the Boca Ciega Yacht
Club lease terms by the city.
Originally the replacement project
was budgeted at $175,000, but was
reduced to $145,000 during the
recent budget process. Staff was also
directed by council to find a more
environmentally sensitive material
in place of the Brazilian hardwood
originally proposed.
O'Reilly said that staff has reviewed
various environmental and less
expensive products including the
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Sierra Club to Hold
Holidays Lights Party
The Suncoast Sierra Club and
Defenders of Wildlife will hold a
celebration of the season on Saturday,
December 13 at 6 p.m. They will meet
at the Defenders Office at 233 Third
Street N. in St. Pete. From there they
will walk or bike to tour the holiday
lights in beautiful Northeast St. Pete.
Then they will return to the Defenders'
office for a social including spirits,
delectable edibles, and caroling.
Suggested donation to Sierra Club's
education foundation is $15. Call
Joyce for further information at 526-
5065.

Shop Thrift, Boutique
and Gift Shop
Did you know Pasadena Community
Church has three stores in one
location (Pasadena Avenue and
Second Avenue)? Come see their large
assortment of Thanksgiving and
Christmas decorations and gifts plus
many other items for sale. Thrift and
Boutique are open 9-12 Wednesday
and Saturday. Gift store is open 10-2
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Landscape, from front page
The original plan called for stamped
medians and crosswalks and a
bicycle/pedestrian refuge island at
the Pinellas Trail. However, the high
cost of these two improvements led to
their removal from previous phases,
including Phase III and was replaced
with more affordable improvements.
The Phase III improvements included
upgrades to the entry sign located
at the northern border of the city,
additionalplantings andre-alignment
of pre-existing handicapped ramps.
According to Fred Metcalf,
community development director,
staff members from Gulfport and
St. Petersburg have been meeting
to discuss the possibility of working
together with the idea of using the
CDBG funds awarded for Phase III.
That project includes the stamped
medians and crosswalks and bicycle
and pedestrian island originally
envisioned in the improvements.
The city would use the $250,000
awarded by CDBG as their match.
St. Petersburg would provide the
engineering and design for the
project.
Metcalf told council in his memo
to them that the county has agreed
to amend the agreement approved
in January 2008 with a new scope
of services and extension to allow
Gulfport to work with St. Petersburg
on the new project.

Vocal Ease of
Gibbs HS to Perform
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Pinellas County Center for the Arts
at Gibbs HS. The 24 members are
Vocal Majors and Musical Theatre
Majors in the highly concentrated
conservatory training school. The
program will consist of traditional
holiday music with the addition of
some musical theatre performances
as the majority of the group is raising
money to attend the Edinborough
Fringe Festival in Scotland during
the summer of 2009. They will be
performing the musical "Ragtime"
in Scotland. The group's website is
www.SendustoScotland.com. Vocal
Ease is a class for performance of
jazz and contemporary music.
Lunch for $7 will be served at 11:30;


however, reservations must be in the
preceding week before the luncheon.
For further information contact
Barbara Smith at 367-3202 or the
church at 360-5508.

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.
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Common Questions
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In the every day practice of law
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by clients of the firm. A few of the
most common questions which
are responded to concerning
wills and probate are as follows:
WHAT ARE THE FORMAL
REQUIREMENTS
FOR A LEGAL WILL
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Whoever makes a will in the State
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(18) years of age. Your will must be
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mind or be competent when you sign
your will. A will must be witnessed
in a special manner when you sign
it. This requires that certain legal
formalities be observed at the time
of execution of the will. Finally, in
order to be effective, a will must be


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Everyone needs to have a will.
People with minor children needwills
so that they can name a guardian for
their minor children in the event of
death. A will enables you to decide
who gets your property. Without a
will, the laws of the State of Florida
decide who gets your real estate
and personal property. A will also
allows you to name who will man-
age the distribution of your estate.
This party is known as the personal
representative under Florida law.
IS MY CURRENT WILL
STILL GOOD?
That depends. As long as your cur-
rent will meets the formal require-
ments for a legal will in Florida, it
is "good" until you change or revoke


it in accordance with Florida law.
You can change your will as often as
you wish so long as you comply with
the legal requirements concerning
capacity, fraud, undue influence,
duress and meet the formal re-
quirements for a will in the State of
Florida. Both monetary and person-
al changes in your life may require
a change in your will. For example,
divorce, marriage, birth of children,
and deaths of relatives may be a
reminder to review the adequacy of
your current will. In addition, tax
law changes and a change in the
amount or makeup of your estate
may make it advisable to change your
will to better serve your legal heirs.
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 outlines general legal prin-
ciples and is not intended to give you
legal advice. If you have a specific
question about the law, please con-
sult an attorney.

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Portrait of a
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"Toodle is a sweet and loving dog
that we adopted from the SPCA
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the heck out of him. But he has one
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
In a world where people seeking pow-
er, control and approval is the norm,
you do something remarkable. You
simply don't care what people think or
whether they'll follow you. Being true
to yourself and your purpose is your
foremost aim. Channel your bound-
less energy into creating what you
want the most.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You appreciate having the time to
process and plan. This week, howev-
er, happens so quickly that in many
instances your spontaneous impulses
will have to do. That's fine because
you are getting better at being fluid
and ready in the moment. Accept all
events as they occur. You're more able
than you know.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
You're paying attention. You might
not make sense of all you observe as
it's happening, but you store it for lat-
er when you're sure that you will be
able to work it out. Over the weekend
you have the ability to recall informa-
tion you didn't even know you would
need. Capricorn and Virgo are among
your admirers.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll
be happy to hang out with those as
smart and perceptive as you, but you
should know that the group is small.
Many won't understand your jokes or
your point right now, and it's no re-
flection on your communication skills,
which are stellar. It's crucial that you
find those who do get you and hang on
for dear life.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Let
yourself have a little of what you
want, but not all of it. It's a week to
raise your maturity level, and delayed
gratification is a big part of that equa-
tion. However, don't go to extremes. If
you're too contained, you'll go a little
crazy. Friday, you're in the mood to
get into trouble, but you get out of it
easily enough.
TAURUS (April "'- i-\. Miv 20). You are


trusted with weighty responsibilities,
and you can handle them. There are
many ways to avoid the straw that
broke the camel's (or the bull's) back.
Say no when you feel uncomfortable.
Make several trips instead of trying
to carry everything at once. And en-
list the help of other "camels" to light-
en your load.
GEMINI lI.iy 21-June 21). You
have a clever habit of giving people
what they want, especially when
what they want is validation. You
can afford to be generous with your
opinions because you genuinely think
well of others and sharing that sen-
timent helps everyone. Your point is
well taken because it's the same point
the other person is making.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The
people who are supposed to be in your
life regularly are there for you. And
those who have not been so depend-
able need your love from a distance.
You'll be closer when the timing is
right for both of you. Thursday brings
an exciting discovery -- something
you've been wanting has been there
all along.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are
called to duty. You may hesitate,
wondering whether you are the right
person for the job. If you didn't real-
ize what was being asked of you, you
could go in without flinching. It's your
admirable sense of responsibility that
causes you to waver. Feel the fear, but
don't let it stop you. Move through it
and you won't feel it again.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The
balance of interpersonal dynam-
ics is tricky. If you're too rational,
they'll think you don't care. If you're
too touchy-feely, they back off. By
Wednesday you'll be getting along
with everyone. It's not hard because
your observational powers help you
read people exactly. You strike the
right chord every time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When
someone is overly demanding of your


attention, it's easy to fall into reaction
mode. You prefer to be proactive and
call the shots that will lead to your
desired destiny. Though you may feel
stressed out at different points in the
week, especially Thursday, in the
long run you won't be sorry that you
put duty first.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Though you have a craving for ma-
terial things this week, love is what
you're really after. You may feel like
you don't have enough of it. Whether
it's the truth or just a perception of
the moment, you'll benefit from find-
ing someone to lavish with your full
attention. The more you give, the full-
er you will feel.
This Week's Birthdays: Men-
tors take you under their wing this
year. What you learn about working
smart you can immediately put into
practice. Your financial hunches are
proved correct through January. In
February, it benefits you to volunteer
for a task no one else wants. You'll get
to work behind the scenes, and you'll
better understand how you can take
advantage of the opportunities that
will come in March. Love is so fulfill-
ing through the spring, and much of
the time you'll feel like you're walk-
ing on air.


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Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe are back. Sing &
dance with Karaoke Kraze.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wayne & Bill, Karaoke &
Dancing
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie, Karaoke & Dancing.
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jo-Anne's Karaoke
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
The Toonsters with J & Lolita,
Singing & Dancing.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
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Plan to attend the Boating Skills and
Seamanship program offered by the
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
Gulfport. The program will be held
in the building on Clam Bayou Park
Point located east of the Gulfport
Municipal Marina. This program
is continuous every Tuesday from
7-9:30 p.m. every week. Start any
Tuesday and 13 weeks later your will
complete the program A certificate
of completion will be issued to those
participants successfully completing
the program.
Cost for materials is $40 per person.
Successful completion of this program
could increase boating pleasure
and in many cases qualify you for a
discount on your boating insurance.
Please call 321-4455 or Kevin at
822-7232 for more information.

Rotary Club of St.
Petersburg Suncoast
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon, at the Peninsula Inn & Spa,
located at 2937 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport. Guests are welcome
to attend these lunch meetings.
On December 2, Donna Moore will
discuss what everyone needs to know
about Reverse Mortgages.
The Club will hold a raffle for cash
and prizes to benefit the Club's
service projects during Gulfport's
First Friday Artwalk on December
5 in the courtyard at the Peninsula
Inn from 7-10 p.m. The Easy Street
Band, with special guest, Sterling
Magee, sponsored by the Peninsula
Inn and Spa, will perform. Admission
is free. Call Karen Keaton at 822-
2200, ext 4.


Qualifying for March
10 So. Pasadena Seats
Qualifying for the City of South
Pasadena March 10, 2009 election
of two Commission seats will begin
at 12:00 noon on November 25,
2008 and end at 12:00 noon on
December 15, 2008.
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Notice of Election
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Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with Charter provisions, the City of
Gulfport will hold a General Election on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, for the elec-
tion of Councilmembers for two-year terms in Wards 2 and 4. The incumbents
are Michele King, Ward 2 and Mary Stull, Ward 4.
Qualifying begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2008 and ends at
12:00 Noon, Monday, December 8, 2008. Candidates shall be a qualified elec-
tor of the ward from which he/she is nominated. All candidates shall have con-
tinuously been residents of the city for a period of one year prior to nomination
and shall hold no other public office. The salary for Councilmember is $600.00
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REMINDERS & UPCOMING
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Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-
Purchase New Sticker-As of Oc-
tober 1st, all skaters will need to
purchase new Skate Park stickers.
Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res. Con-
sent forms are available at the Rec-
reation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S.,
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-8
p.m. Skaters ages 17 and under must
be accompanied by a parent and show
proof of residency for registration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Monthly rates are $133 res/$266
non-res. Extended care 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. Monthly rates for
the 2-day program are $33 res./$66

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NOVEMBER 27TH & 28TH FOR
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Testing for 2010 Census Workers:
Monday, December 1 & 15, and Wednes-
days, December 3 & 10 at 2:00 pm. This
year the Gulfport Library will be a Census
2010 employment testing site for quali-
fled applicants. To schedule testing, or
for more information on Census jobs, call
1-866-861-2010.
Socrates Cafe: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book The
Six Questions of Socrates. Author Chris-
topher Phillips traveled the world to lead
informal groups, engaging people in the
manner of the ancient Greek philosopher,
for whom "the questions are more impor-
tant than the answers." Thursday, De-
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Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
December 11 at 6:00 pm. FMI, call 727-
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non-res, the 3-day program are $55
res./$110 non-res and the 5-day pro-
gram are $88 res./$176 non-res.
CLASSES
AAYA Cheerleading for ages 5 &
up-Tues., 6-6:45 p.m. for ages 5-8 and
7-7:45 p.m. for ages 9-up. Cost is $10
reg. /$6 class. Call AAYA 813-885-
2292 for more info.
AAYA Dance for ages 5 & up-
Thurs., 6-6:45 p.m. for ages 5&6,
7-7:45 p.m. for ages 7-9 and
8-8:45 p.m. for ages 10-up. Cost is $10
reg. /$6 class. Call AAYA 813-885-
2292 for more info.
Basic Drawing-Thurs., 1:30-2:30pm.
Starts November 6th. The fee is $15
per class. Please call the instructor
Doug at 643-2554 or John at 893-1079
with questions. You will need to bring
a pencil and paper to class.
Creative Writing -Learn how to put
your creative thoughts together and
write them down. Meet others with
similar interests and exchange ideas.
Call Rosiland Miller 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 welcome. 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. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-

Library 5501 2
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Bring your pictures, books and
questions, and prepare to have a great
time! Make beautiful pages of memories
for yourself and your family. Some sup-
plies available, but you furnish your own
12x12 scrapbook album. FMI, contact
Kay Boatwright 893-1074. Saturday, De-
cember 13 at 1:00 pm.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays, De-
cember 13 and December 20 at 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of
monthly book discussions continues as we
meet to discuss Richard Russo's Nobody's
Fool. Join us for coffee, light refresh-
ments, and lively conversation. Thursday,
December 18 (coffee's ready at 10:00 am,
talk starts at 10:15). Pick up a discussion
guide and reserve a copy of the book at the
Reference Help Desk. Coffee/Talk title for
January 15 is: A Thread of Grace, by Mary
Doria Russell.
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Nia- Special Demo Class-Regular
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is free. Fees are: monthly $32, drop in
$10 a class, or a 8 class pass for $56.
Call 727-729-9410 for more informa-
tion or online at www.NiaStPete.com
Stretch & Tone -Mon. & Thurs.,
9-10 a.m. Cost is $3 per class. Bring
your own weights and mat.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-
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.
Tennis-Tues., 4:30-5p.m. (ages 6+),
5-6 p.m. (children 8-16) and adults
from 6-7 p.m. at Chase Park, 28th
Ave. & 53rd Street So. Gulfport. Cost
is $10 per 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-Thurs.., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax-
ation. All fitness 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.

thAve. So. 893-1074
performance of multi-cultural holiday sto-
ries for kids of all ages! Saturday, Decem-
ber 20, at 3:00 pm in the Library's Edna
Sandor Atrium.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Books. Audio Books. Music. Videos.
Computers. Internet Access and Free
Information: Did you know that the Li-
brary has Internet-connected computers
for your use, free of charge? ... our readers
check out about 7,000 books, audio books,
music CDs, and videos each month? ... we
research and answer about 700 informa-
tion questions each month? Welcome to ev-
eryone, especially those who signed up for
library cards in the last month We're here
to serve you morning until evening Mon-
day through Friday, and all day Saturday!
Don't forget to check out our Friends Book
Corner for some great reads!


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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-123


Closed for Holidays-The Senior
Center & GEMS will be closed on
Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of the
Thanksgiving Holiday.
Part-time Employment-Sign up
now for a test to see if you qualify as a
part-time 2009 census taker. Testing
offered on Mon. Dec. 22 at 2pm. Bring
Driver's license, Social Security card
or other ID. Must be 18 or older. Pay:
$10/hr plus transportation costs reim-
bursed. Must reserve a seat.
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle-
Treadmills and one recumbent cycle
are available for registered Senior
Center members. Must provide medi-
cal release form from your doctor.
Forms available at Center.
Love Notes Social-Mark your cal-
endar now for some special entertain-
ment by the Love Notes on Mon. Dec.
8th at 1pm. Refreshments included.
Please call to reserve a seat.
Italian Language Classes Re-
sume-Beginners, Advanced and Con-
versational Italian Languages meet
at 6pm every Thursday. Advanced
and Conversational classes continue
at 7pm. Newcomers welcome.
Italian Folk Dance-Now is your
chance to learn how to folk dance, Ital-
ian style. Classes are free and offered
at 8pm on Thursdays (no 3rd Thurs.)
New Diabetic Educator-Diabetic
Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers
free diabetic education classes every
2nd and 4th Mon. at 10am. Learn how
to manage/cope with diabetes. Next
classes: Dec. 8 & 22.
Diabetic Support Group-Diabetic
Support Group will continue to meet
every 1st and 3rd Monday at 10am.
Health Insurance Questions?-
SHINE Counselor Sarah Peel can
help you with your Medicare, Medic-
aid questions or billing problems and
help you select an appropriate Medi-
care Part D plan. Call now for a one-
on-one appointment.
55 Alive Driving Class-Every first
and second Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30pm.
Fee:$10. Must attend both classes.
Call Jim at (727) 367-4038 to regis-
ter.
Support Groups
Support for Diabetics 1st and 3rd
Monday at 10am
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st &
3rd Mondays at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired every
2nd and 4th Mon. at 2pm
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Support for Caregivers every Wed.
at 2pm
Beginning Bridge Class-every
Tues. at 1:30pm.
Euchre & Beginning Bridge-
Euchre: Tues. at 6:30pm. Beginning
Bridge, Wed. at 6:30pm
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport residents.
Proof of income and address required
for new clients.
Movie in Hickman Theater -Gar-
den State, Mon. Dec. 29, 1pm.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at
10am.
Writers Group Every Fri. at 10am
Bingo-Every Friday at 1pm
Wii Players Wanted-Bowling on Fri.
Dec. 19 at 1pm. Newcomers welcome.
Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm. Bring
mat/blanket.
Lunch & Learn-Must Call to Re-
serve:
Fri. Dec. 12, 11am by Walgreens:
How to Save on Prescriptions (Lunch
included)
Thurs. Dec. 18, 10am by Norma Rob-
inson: The Benefits of Aquatic Exer-
cise
Phone Distribution for Hearing
Impaired Tues. Dec. 16, 9:30-
11:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility
criteria.
Holiday Dinner Party-Holiday Din-
ner Party is scheduled for Tues. Dec.
23 at ll:30am. Includes turkey din-
ner and door prizes. Tickets are now
available ($5.00).
Life Line Screening-Five health
screenings will be offered on Mon.
Dec. 8. Tests include Carotid Artery
Screening, Atrial Fibrillation Screen-
ing, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Screening, Ankle Brachial Index
and Bone Density Screening. Blood
tests for Glucose, Liver Enzyme and
a Lipid Panel also offered. Call 1-800-
324-1851 for fee information and/or to
schedule an appointment.
Visual Drawing/Painting-Every
2nd & 4th Friday from 3-4:30pm
starting Jan. 9. Free. Instructor Oli-
ver Norden is a painter, sculptor, mu-
sician and multi-talented artist with a
wealth of experience in the arts. Class
size is limited. Call now to make your
reservation.
Writer's Group- meets every Fri. at
10am. Newcomers welcome.
Investment Discussion Group-The
Investment Discussion Group will of-


fer a special presentation by JP Mor-
gan representative Andrew Goldberg
"A Guide to the Markets" on Wed.
Dec. 17 at 10:30am. Newcomers wel-
come. The Investment Group meets
every Wednesday.
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-So7o
Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m., www.oapinellas.org




GULFPORT

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5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
MARIO DELEON'S BAND
& DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Nov. 30, 6-10 p.m. $7

Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced,
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing

Tues., Argentine Tango
Lesson, 7-8 p.m.
with Eddy & Veronica $12

Wed., Swing Dance
7 p.m.-12a.m., $7

Thurs., Salsa Dance
7-10 p.m., $7
(No Salsa Dance Nov. 27)

Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 12
7-11 p.m., $10
Social & Ballroom Dance to
"Charley Mathews
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Local Obituaries


DERADO, ELENE C., 80, of
Gulfport, died Nov. 17, 2008. Sur-
vived by 2 sons, Terry & Jarrett;
3 brothers. Abbey Affordable Cre-
mation Largo, 727-517-2340.

HAAS, AUDREY, 78, of South
Pasadena, died Nov. 20. Survived by
her loving family. Online guestbook
at www.davidcgross.com. David C.
Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central
Ave., 727-381-4911.

NASSER, RUTH SAMMONS, 91,
of S. Pasadena, passed away peace-
fully on Nov. 16. Born in Louisa, KY,
in 1917, she is survived by 3 chil-
dren, Yvonne Waters of Gulfport,
FL, Pat Prinz of Seattle, WA, and
David Nasser of St. Louis, MO; by
3 grandchildren; and by 5 great-
grandchildren. She enjoyed her fam-
ily, reading, genealogy, her career in
banking, and nature. Remembrances
may be sent to Nature Conservancy
or Hospice.

ORGAN, WILLIAM W., CMSgt ret,
90, passed away at his daughter's
home in Gulfport on Nove. 24, 2008.
He will be laid to rest at Meadow-
lawn Memorial Gardens, New Port
Richey, FL on Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Williams & Son Funeral Home.

REBMAN, HELEN, 94, of Gulfport,
died Nov. 19. Guestbook at davidc-
gross.com, David C. Gross Funeral
Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 381-
4911.


In Memoriam
TRACY PURCELL


There will be a Memorial Celebra-
tion of Tracy Purcell's long life as
a musician. His family will be here
from all parts of the country to help
celebrate. Lynn, Stacy, Mark, Claire
and Ian. His son, Paul, with his
Rocking Chair Band, will lead the
festivities with help from his wife,
Debbie. Featured will be Sterling
Magee, P.C. Carr, Barry Simms,
Keith Stillwagon, Duane & Wood,
Wendy deLong and John Griswell.
There will be plenty of music. Come
and enjoy an evening of memories
with your hosts Alexandra and
Jim Kingsett at the Peninsula Inn,
2937 Beach Blvd. S. at 6 p.m. Try
Isabelle's Stone Crab special. Get
stoned with Sterling! Don't forget
the Bourbon Mint ice cream.

Gathering to Remember
THOMAS BERNARD STOCK
A gathering to remember Thomas
Bernard Stock will be held on Sat-
urday, November 29 at 11 a.m. at
Gulfport on the Rocks on Shore Blvd.
Come share your "Tales of Tom".


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SPC Madrigalians
Holiday Program
The Madrigalians, a select choral
ensemble from St. Petersburg
College, under the direction of Dr.
Vernon Taranto, will sing songs of
the season on Saturday, December 6,
at 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Main
Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. The
annual holiday program, sponsored
by the Friends of the Library, is free
and open to the public, It will be in
the auditorium and refreshments
will be served.
Dr. Taranto has taken the
Madrigalians on tour. At EPCOT
Center they performed in the Disney
Candlelight Procession and in a
musical setting of the Christmas
Story. Their repertoire ranges from
early Renaissance to contemporary.








The Gulfport Merchants Association... A Very Productive Year


The Gulfport Merchants Associa-
tion has achieved record results in
the past year that are unmatched in
its history. Ambition and belief in the
potential of Gulfport combined with
especially active members have made
these accomplishments possible.
GMA Board President Mike McCue
highlighted the results of GMA's work
during the past year at the monthly
membership meeting on September
9th held at Sea Breeze Manor Bed &
Breakfast. Activities, events and ac-
complishments of GMA's past year
include the following:
(Ongoing)
Art Walk on the first Friday and
third Saturday of each month has
become a well-known Gulfport insti-
tution and drawing card, bringing
crowds to town that also patronize lo-
cal shops and restaurants. Art Walk
also helps to resonate with Gulfport's
identity as an Art Village.
The Tuesday morning Fresh Mar-
ket each week draws locals and visi-
tors alike to one of the few outdoor
markets in Pinellas County open
throughout the year. Growing in pop-
ularity and size, the Fresh Market
offers fresh produce, seafood, baked
goods and other items not otherwise
available in town.
Annual events and festivals are be-
coming a hallmark of Gulfport and
the GMA. Get Rescued in Gulfport,
sponsored by GMA, has grown im-
mensely in size and popularity since
its inception. The March event at-
tracted 165 vendors and netted over
$20K for canine rescue organiza-
tions. In addition to packing Gulfport
streets with enthusiastic pet lovers,
the event showcases Gulfport's and
GMA's commitment to caring and
community service.
Another popular event sponsored by
GMA is the annual GeckoFest. This
year's event in September attract-
ed festive crowds in spite of rainy
weather. A total of 195 vendors, 3
stages of entertainment and 70 roam-
ing street performers testify to the
increasing popularity and visibility
of this special event. GMA was able
to double its contribution over last
year to its beneficiary, AIDS Walk St.
Petersburg, out of a portion of Geck-
oFest proceeds, again demonstrating
a commitment to community service.
With the City of Gulfport, GMA co-
sponsored the venerable 4th of July
Gabber November27 December 3, 2008


Festival, always one of the most
popular and well-attended Indepen-
dence Day events in Tampa Bay, and
famous for fabulous fireworks. And
SpringFest in April, co-sponsored by
GMA and the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce, continues to attract nu-
merous vendors and thousands of
visitors each year.
Major physical and aesthetic im-
provements to Gulfport's Art Village
were accomplished by GMA in the
past year. Over 30 new paver seg-
ments were installed up and down
Beach Blvd. to accommodate the
increasing number of vendors par-
ticipating in Art Walks and special
events. An electrification project on
Beach Blvd. now supplies electric
power outlets to street vendors and
also powers new tree lighting that
now drapes street trees throughout
Beach Blvd. And a streetscaping proj-
ect has beautified planters in the Art
Village with sod and new drought-
tolerant ornamental plants. Each of
these GMA-sponsored projects were
paid for with funds from the Tax In-
crement Financing (TIF) Fund. GMA
pays for electric power out of its own
funds.
Media exposure and advertising for
Gulfport, Art Walks, Fresh Markets,
events and festivals has grown signif-
icantly over the year. Local resident
Suzanne King, GMA's paid Events
Coordinator, is responsible for man-
aging and marketing these activities,
regularly transmitting press releases
to hundreds of media outlets through-
out the year. GMA funds advertising
for events and members in the St.
Petersburg Times "Weekend" section
each week, reaching 310,000 readers.
As a benefit of membership in GMA,
businesses are allotted free advertis-
ing space in the Times on a rotating
basis. GMA is also now considering
the placement of ads in the Tampa
Tribune, as well as a commercial to
be broadcast on Bright House cable
TV channels.
The fifth version of GMA's
"GULFPORT: The Secret Is Out" bro-
chure will go to press within the next
few weeks. The brochure features a
map and listings for GMA member
businesses and is widely distributed
throughout Gulfport, the beaches, lo-
cal colleges and neighboring commu-
nities.
GMA has put its own organization


on sounder footing during the year.
Accountant Vanessa Long of Account-
ing Results has been hired to manage
member dues, financial and tax mat-
ters. And GMA has now secured li-
ability insurance coverage for added
security.
With such a long list of accomplish-
ments to its credit in just the past
year, the Gulfport Merchants Asso-
ciation has reason to be proud. These
achievements highlight how the
GMA:
Heightens the visibility and popu-
larity of Gulfport to visitors;
Elevates the quality of life for local
residents;
Improves the business climate and
drives customers to local businesses;
Contributes to local community ser-
vice organizations;
Supports the work of local artists
and artisans; and
Beautifies the streets of Gulfport.
Vision, hard work, commitment and
funding are all required to produce
such results. What would Gulfport
be like without Art Walk, without its
annual festivals, without merchants
who support the improvement of our
town?
GMA Meetings and Board
The Gulfport Merchants Association
is a non-profit all-volunteer organi-
zation promoting a healthy business
and arts community in downtown
Gulfport. All members of the com-
munity, GMA members and non-
members alike, are welcome to at-
tend the monthly GMA meeting held
on the second Tuesday of each month
at 5:30PM. Please attend. Please in-
volve yourself in the discussions and
decisions that shape events and ame-
nities in our community.
For more information, feel free to
contact a GMA Board Member:
Mike McCue (Domain Home Acces-
sories) President (302-9299)
Mike McKee (Art Village Courtyard):
Vice President (459-1963)
Leslie Gilchrist (The Outpost): Trea-
surer (439-1485)
Lori Rosso (Sea Breeze Manor):
Board Member (343-4445)
Mary ( NM.Ill.-y (Reef Dog Gifts &
Grooming): Board Member (323-
7007)
Suzanne King: Events Coordinator
(322-5217)






Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
We hope everyone has a safe and
happy Thanksgiving.
Starting Sunday, November 30, we
will be serving breakfast to order for
$3.50.
New Year's Eve tickets are now on
sale for $25 per person. Cost includes
dinner of pork chops, stuffing,
mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable,
roll, butter & dessert; party favors;
champagne at midnight & breakfast
at 12:30 a.m. Our terrific Southern
Knights Band will be entertaining
you. A seating chart is located in the
lobby.
The Auxiliary is holding a food drive
to help support the St. Petersburg
Free Clinic Food Bank. The food
drive will run until December
14. Needed items include peanut
butter, jelly, canned meats, canned
vegetables, boxed pasta, etc. Please
leave donations in the poinsettia
wrapped box located in the Post
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be baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll & butter for $7.75. The
second entree will be veal parmesan,
spaghetti, roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, November 29, we will be
serving roast beef, mashed potatoes,
gravy, vegetable, roll, butter &
dessert for $6.50. All dinners are
served from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best
band around and I know you will
enjoy dancing and listening to their
great music.
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. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served
on Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7p.m.
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Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen
$50 games are played, plus two
progressive cover-all games for $250.
The kitchen is 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.

St. Petersburg
Writers Club
Anyoneinterestedinwriting, whether
a seasoned professional or a beginner
is welcome to attend a meeting of the
St. Petersburg Writer's Club, the old-
est writers' group in Pinellas County.
The Club meets on the first and
third Thursday of each month at 6:30
p.m. in Room 101 at the West St.
Petersburg Library, Eighth Avenue
and 67th Street N., adjacent to St.
Petersburg College. Come early and
socialize with other members of the
group. All writers and would-be writ-
ers are invited. Call Martha Dupes
at 736-3355 or Pat First at 397-8833.


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The City of South Pasadena is
having a Best of Lights Contest for
2008. All businesses are invited
to have a display of lights at their
establishment. Lights can be placed
on the store front or the exterior and
need to be visible from the street.
Holidays signs, window painting
and flashing lights are allowed
inside or outside. These lights and
decorations will make a spectacular
sight for everyone visiting the city
and also attract customers at the
same time.
The winner will be selected by
the Beautification Committee
on December 8. The winner will
be notified and a framed award
certification and a sign to place
outside their establishment will
be presented at the City's regular
commission meeting on December 9
at 7 p.m. The City's cable Channel
615 will display the winner's name
throughout the holiday season.


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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Park Tour
Natalie Leggette, our very capable Supervisor of Horticulture, led a group of
20 ladies on a bird and plant tour during Galatea Gardens and Barbara Gil-
berg Habitat. She explained and spoke of everything to her interested visitors
and they all had a picnic lunch at Maynard Duryea Park afterwards. Natalie
plans to have such botanical tours every month and hopes to have people call
in for reservations and for more information at 580-5215.
Emergency Treatment of Stroke
Starting with a nice lunch, Dr. Robert V. McJennett, EM Physician, told his
audience Tuesday, November 18, that Palms of Pasadena is a certified stroke
center and one of the best such centers in Florida. A stroke is an interruption
in the brain or a "brain attack" which occurs when blood circulation to the
brain fails.
There are two major kinds of stroke. The first, called an ischemic stroke, is
caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel or artery in the brain.
About 80% of all strokes are ischemic. The second, known as a hemorrhagic
stroke, is cased by a blood vessel in the brain that breaks and bleeds into the
brain. About 20% of strokes are hemorrhagic.
Brain cells can die from decreased blood flow and the resulting lack of oxy-
gen. Nearly 750,000 people in the US will have a stroke each year and it is the
third leading cause of death in the USA. A TIA (transient ischemic attack) is
a mini-stroke and should never be ignored as it is a serious warning sign of a
stroke. The symptoms are: sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or
leg, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or
understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, walking, dizziness,
loss of balance or coordination or severe headaches with no known cause.
Only a doctor can tell whether you are having a TIA or stroke. A person who
has TIA is 9.5 times more likely to have a stroke and you should immediately
go to the ER. Strokes occur in all age groups, in both sexes, although men get
them more often than women. If you have any symptoms, call 911 or go right
away to the ER where treatment can be offered. Stroke is a medical emer-
gency.
Tree Lighting
Friday, December 5 at 6:30 we'll have the tree lighting at City Hall followed
by an open house. Beautiful gingerbread houses will be on display and refresh-
ments served.
Thanksgiving
A very happy and joyful Thanksgiving to all of you. We do have a lot to be
thankful for and all our blessings.







World Aids Day Events
On December 1 (World AIDS Day),
AIDS Association of Pinellas (ASAP)
will host the annual World AIDS
Day Prayer Breakfast from 7:30-9
a.m. at the Sirata Beach Resort on
St. Pete Beach. This is a moving time
of remembrance and celebration
of all those affected by HIV/AIDS
featuring the AIDS Memorial Bells,
Prayers of Reflection and Challenge,
Musical Tribute, Buffet Breakfast
and to conclude an Oceanside
Memorial (for those who wish to
walk down on the beach). Cost is $15
per person or table of 10 for $125
($12.50 per person). Parking at the
resort is free for this event. Please
contact Robyn Richards at 328-3264
for ticket information.
On December 5, ASAP will host
the 17th Annual World AIDS Day
Gala, "A Winter Wonderland" at
the Bayboro Hilton, St. Petersburg
in commemoration of World
AIDS Day. The Gala will include
a gourmet dinner prepared by
nationally renown chef Tim Cobb


and live entertainment provided by
The Double M Band, jazz musician
Alan Darcy and show by Event
Show Productions. Silent auction
and drawings will be held with all
proceeds from the evening to benefit
the clients of ASAP.
Time is 6:30 p.m. for cocktails,
silent auction and musical
entertainment. Dinner will be served
at 8p.m. Dancing and entertainment
following dinner. Cost is $125.00
per person. New this year is free
valet parking for our guests. Please
contact Anthony Barros (328-3268)
or Michael McDermott (328-3267)
for ticket information.

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Stetson University College of Law's
arbitration teams placed first and
second at the ABA/LSD Regional
Arbitration Competition in Chicago
this past weekend. The teams will
both advance to compete at the
national arbitration competition
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For the past three years, Stetson
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and second place at the regional
competitions. The team of James
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Kelly-Ann Jenkins, Ben Ladouceur
and Sara Mieczkowski took second
place.
"The teams worked extremely hard
to get to this point and we could not
be prouder of their performance in
terms of talent and professionalism,"
said Professor Kelly Feeley, who
co-coached the winning teams with
Professor Roberta Flowers.
Each year, the ABA Law Student
Division's Arbitration Competition
invites law students from around
the nation to participate in regional
and national championships with
a strong focus on legal ethics
and professionalism. Student
participants prepare and present an
arbitration case, including opening
statements, witness examination,
exhibit introductions, evidentiary
presentations and summations.
Stetson's Alternative Dispute
Resolution board helps students
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client counseling and mediation.
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Storage House Partners
with Toys for Tots
The Storage House in partnerships
with the Florida Self Storage
Association, a statewide organization
for the self-storage industry, is
working with Toys for Tots for
the upcoming holiday season. The
Storage House is a collection site for
dropping off new toys to be distributed
by the Marine Toys for Tots to needy
children in the area for the holiday
season. Toys can be donated during
business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at 1219 49
Street S. in Gulfport. Items must be
new, unwrapped and in their original
packaging. Toy guns and weapons
cannot be accepted.
The Storage House offers climate-
controlled self-storage with 24/7
access at competitive prices and can
be reached by calling Dick Timothy
at 327-9598.
For information on how to contribute
email theme at thestoragehouse@
verizon.net or go to www.floridassa.
org or www.toysfortots.org.

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 ofDon CeSar)
Start at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
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December classes include: "Weather"
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or Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at
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"Jinglefest" Luncheon
at Woman's Club
The GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard N.E.
will hold their holiday "Jinglefest"
luncheon on Friday, December 12th
at 12 noon. The cost is $15. Guests
are welcome. Entertainment to be
provided by the "Pitch Pipes", a choral
group from St. Petersburg High School.
To make a reservation please call Bev
Nahon at 527-3250 by December 8th.
They are requesting attendees to
bring a new unwrapped toy which
will be donated to the Christmas Toy
Shop. GFWC St. Petersburg Woman's
Club has been serving the community
since 1913. They are celebrating this
year of 2008, 95 years of service.


For further information on monthly
club meetings, Saturday Group, and
their diverse activities which include
Christmas Cookie exchange, art &
craft workshops, monthly excursions,
cooking classes, book reviews, weekly
sewing group and card games, please
call 822-4982. Guests are always
welcome at any of their activities.

32nd Annual Christmas
Light Display
The Oakdale Christmas Display
located at 2719 Oakdale Street
S. in St. Petersburg is up and
running. Display blanketing nearly
1/2 acre features hundreds of moving
and animated items, lots of inflatable
and lit up figures and displays, a
walking yard tour that includes an
18-train HO scale model RR and a
dazzling fiber optic forest. For the
kids there are hands-on games and
bubble machines.
Oakdale is off of Fourth Street just
south of 22nd Avenue S. Operates
daily from 6-10 p.m. Free. Visit
christmasdisplay.org.


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Audition for "Ain't
Retirement Grand?"
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for a
new musical revue entitled, "Ain't
Retirement Grand?". This musical
was written by and will be directed
by a Gulfport local- Gil Perlroth. This
will be the play's premiere.
Gil needs two males and two
females, ages 55 to 65, with strong
singing voices. The auditions will be
held on December 6 and 7 at 2 p.m.
and will be held at the Players' Back
Door Theater, 4919 17 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. Bring sheet music in your
key to the auditions please. A pianist
will be provided.
This two-act play will be performed
at the Back Door Theater on February
20 and 21 and March 1 at 8 p.m. and
on February 22 and March 1 at 2 p.m.
The play contains 23 songs- sung
as solos, duets, and quartets. All
interested people are urged to try out
for a part.


For more information on this play
or the auditions, please contact Gil at
343-8560.


Apply for Weed
and Seed Grant
The St. Petersburg Childs Park Weed
and Seed Site will release mini-grant
applications beginning November
3. Applications are available at the
Weed and Seed Office, located in the
Business Assistance Center, 33 Sixth
St. S., Ste. 301, or the Childs Park
Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S.,
or may be requested electronically by
calling 892-5088.
This grant program was established
to provide resources to implement
projects that can enhance existing
programs or services and/or provide
"seed" money for community-
based efforts. Grant categories are:
crime and prevention, anti-gang
initiatives, faith-based/community-
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Town Shores
Golf Scramble
With holidays in both November
and December we will have just one
golf outing. The date is December
13 at the Terra Ciea Bay Country
Club. This outing is open to all Town
Shores men and women residents and
guests. It's a fun day on the links.
Get your foursome together or the
committee will pair you p with another
group. If you have played in the
outing before, you are familiar with
the delicious lunch and beverages
that Terra Ceia has provided.
December's price will be $40 and
includes golf, cart, lunch, beverages
and prizes. Check-in is between 7:45-
8:05 a.m. with a shotgun start at
8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be
available after you check in. Call now
for reservations and please get your
money in by Monday, December 8.
Checks can be made out to Terra Ceia
Bay Country Club and given to Jim
Walters (343-0459), Gene Marckini
(345-4483), Chet Halgas (384-2093)
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Stetson to Hold
Bankruptcy Law
Seminar
The recent surge in home
foreclosures is one of several topics
to be discussed at Stetson University
College of Law's 33rd Annual
Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on
Bankruptcy Law and Practice on
December 5-6 in Tampa. The annual
seminar for bankruptcy experts
is moving to the Sheraton Tampa
River Walk at 200 N. Ashley Drive.
"With increasing mortgage
foreclosures and the implementation
of 2005 reform legislation, it is
important for attorneys to be
familiar with the change in the law,
which effects the rights of consumers
and business people alike," said the
conference's namesake and chair,
Judge Alexander Paskay. Paskay is
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Emeritus
of the Middle District of Florida, and
an adjunct professor at Stetson Law.
A national faculty of bankruptcy
lawyers, judges and officials will
present at this year's seminar.
Speakers include U.S. Bankruptcy
Judges Randolph Baxter and Bruce
Markell; Arthur Boelter of Boelter
and Associates; Harvey Miller of
Weil Gotshal; Louis Phillips of
Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis
and Eagan LLP; Shayna Steinfeld
of Steinfeld and Steinfeld, P.C.;
and U.S. Trustee Donald Walton.
Topics will include: Recent
developments in bankruptcy law;
The U.S. Trustee's perspective in
consumer cases and chapter 11 cases;
Dischargeability of taxes; Exceptions
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Last year, St. Anthony's Triathlon
celebrated its 25th anniversary as
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triathlons in the United States with
a record number of professional and
amateur athletes. This year, that
tradition of fun, elite competition
continues when registration for St.
Anthony's Triathlon opens at 9 a.m.
EST, Monday, Dec. 1. Interested
competitors may register online at
www.satriathlon.com. Athletes are
encouraged to register early as last
year's registration closed in less
than eight hours.
Known for its scenic course along
the downtown St. Petersburg
waterfront, St. Anthony's Triathlon
attracts more than 4,000 individuals
and 125 relay teams from more than
45 states and 17 countries. The event
supports St. Anthony's Hospital
and its community-owned facilities
dedicated to improving the health of
the community.


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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 98 weeks, Gulfport will celebrate
the centennial of its incorporation, October
12,1910. We'll bereminding you everyweek
Switch an interesting old photograph from
the collection of the Historical Museum.
See if you can identify the people, places,
and above all the decade of each picture as
it comes along. To make it a little bit of a
Challenge, we won't publish the correct cap-
tion until the following week.

Did you guess that last week's aerial view
of Gulfport beach dated from about 1954?
Lots of open space still existed, in its midst
the little Shore Boulevard restaurant then
known as the Root Beer Barrel, and the
Beach Boulevard cottage that is now Small
Adventures Bookstore.


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The Gulfport Lions Club will be
presenting their second Pancake
Breakfast of the Season, Saturday,
December 6 from 7 a.m. until noon
at Gulfport Lions Center, 4630 Tifton
Drive So. in the Gulfport Marina
area.
Pancakes with syrup, scrambled
eggs, sausage, with coffee or tea to
drink, and all you care to eat at the
donation price of $4 per person. Bring
your family and friends and spend
an enjoyable morning overlooking
beautiful Boca Ciega Bay, you might
even see a manatee! Children really
love these Breakfasts.
This year as in the past, we ask you
to bring a toy unwrapped to put into
our Christmas Toy Box. We will be
making our annual Christmas toys
and food distribution soon.
When you come and support our fund
raising activities, you are doing much
to help those in need. Gulfport Lions
is a service organization, meeting
the needs of those less fortunate,
especially at this time of the year.

Historic Old Northeast
Tour of Homes
A popular tradition since 1997, the
11th Annual Historic Old Northeast
Candlelight Tour of Homes returns to
St. Petersburg on Sunday December 7
from 3 to 8 p.m. This Yuletide favorite
will feature a myriad of decorating
and architectural styles including a
traditional 1926 arts and craft style
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honna.org. Advance tickets will be
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Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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the hex block sidewalks and tree-
lined brick streets, or ride in a
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guides! Established in 1911, the
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Break the Fast,
not the Scale
The old adage about breakfast be-
ing the most important meal of the
day has long been backed up by ap-
parent scientific fact. Breakfast eat-
ers, for example, tend to be leaner
than folks who skip the first meal of
the day.
But you may want to digest some
new data. A study out of Queens
College in New York City shows
breakfast eaters average fewer calo-
ries consumed per day than those
who skip breakfast, and women who
eat breakfast have a lower average
body mass index (BMI) than women
who don't eat breakfast.
But folks who eat really big break-
fasts also tended to consume an
abundance of calories and fat during
the day, more than they needed, ac-
cording to the study, which surveyed
12,300 people. And there was no dif-
ference in BMI among men who did
or did not eat breakfast.
The take-away message, say re-
searchers (who, incidentally, re-
ceived funding from The Breakfast
Research Institute, an industry
group), is to eat breakfast, but make
it modest and make it healthy.
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The average person ingests about
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CURTAIN CALLS
In 1997, a struggling actor named
Anthony Wheeler thought he had
gotten a break when he landed the
role of Judas in a low-budget re-
gional production of the play "Jesus
Christ Superstar."
One scene required Wheeler as Ju-
das to hang himself from a scaffold.
For 20 nights, Wheeler performed
the scene to perfection, using a trick
noose. On the 21st night, however,
the trick noose failed as the curtain
fell upon Judas' death scene.
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Teddy Bear/Poker
Run to Benefit Kids
The Fraternal Order of Eagles-
District 12 Eagle Riders ride group
will be having a Teddy Bear/Poker
Run on Saturday, December 6. The
ride will start at the Pinellas Park
Eagles #4250 at 3451 63 Avenue N.
in Pinellas Park. Breakfast will be
from 9-11 a.m. for $4. Registration
will start at 10 a.m. with last bike/
car out by 11:30. There will be seven
stops ending up at Seminole Eagles
on 54th Avenue N. There will be
50/50's all day and raffle items at
each stop. Seminole Eagles will be
having a steak dinner that night for
$10. Cost for the Poker Run will be
$10 per hand or three hands for $20
plus must bring a teddy bear. All
teddy bears will be going to Help-A-
Child, Inc. in Pinellas Park and all
proceeds from the day will be going
to Kids-In-Distress, an agency in
South Florida that provides services
for abused children. All bikers and
non-bikers are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Linda
at eagleridersl2@aol.com.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Just a reminder that the deadline
to make your reservation with Carol
or Bev for the holiday luncheon is
fast approaching. The luncheon will
be held on Thursday, December 4
at Sam Seltzer's on Tyrone Blvd. at
11:30 a.m. Call today to Bev at 381-
2122 or Carol at 345-2303.
Get your favorite recipe out and plan
on attending the cookie exchange on
December 14. Information should
be on your bulletin board in your
building. The cruise meeting will
follow the cookie exchange in the
clubhouse lounge.

The Gulfport
Labyrinth is Here
We are all on a path, exactly
where we need to be. The Gulfport
Labyrinth is a model of that path.
Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only
one path. The way in is the way out.
A labyrinth is a right brain task.
It involves intuition, creativity and
imagery. Among lush gardens
and artistic surroundings, you will
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delight in your experience. The
labyrinth is approximately 1032
steps to the center and back out
again and can be walked at any
speed. Teachers book now for field
trips!
Located at 5001 20 Avenue S. Open
seven days a week. Admission is
free (donations appreciated). Hours
are noon till sundown. Come over
before or after the Art Walk in
down town Gulfport every first
Friday and third Saturday. Hours
on those days are noon till 10
p.m. Also Full moon Ceremony on
December 12, 8 p.m. till 11 p.m. Call
322-2899 for more details or visit
www.gulfportlabyrinth.com.

Coffee and Garden
Crafts Workshop
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will be holding a Coffee and Garden
Crafts Workshop on Monday,
December 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
at the Garden Club Center, 500
Sunset Drive S. in St. Petersburg. A
material fee of $3.50 for Garden Club
Members and $4.50 for guests and
the general public will be charged to


cover supplies.
The workshop will be "Embellished
Holiday T-shirts or Aprons". Bring
a favorite shirt or apron from home
or use your Michaels or Jo Anns
coupon so you have a shirt or apron
that fits you or the person you want
to give it to.
All craft workshops are open to
the general public, potential new
members and guests. Please bring
your own scissors, pencil and small
paint brushed. Coffee and tea will
be
furnished.


Life Line Screening
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offered at the Senior Center on
Monday, December 8. Tests include
Carotid Artery Screening, Atrial
Fibrillation Screening, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Ankle
Brachial Index and Bone Density
Screening. Blood tests for Glucose,
Liver Enzyme and a Lipid Panel will
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/14
Prowler- 5213 10th Ave. S.
Theft- 5601 31st Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5300 BIk 6th PI. S.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle- 1000 BIk
49th St. S.
Theft- 2700 BIk 54th St. S.
Burglary- 6300 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Trespasser- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1300 BIk 59th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk 12th
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5800 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Saturday 11/15
Trespasser- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Domestic Battery- 4900 BIk 12th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5000 BIk 28th Ave.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5600 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Fight in Progress- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trespasser- 4900 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1400 BIk
53rd St. S.
Reckless Driver- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 4600 BIk 26th Ave.
S.
Sunday 11/16
Animal Complaint- 5600 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 900 BIk 54th St.
S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 50th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 50th St.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2200 BIk
57th St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 6200 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk 57th
St. S.
Monday 11/17
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk 57th
St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 4900 BIk 18th Ave.
S.


Theft Alert
Detectives arrested Pamela Jean Ewing
(50), of St. Petersburg following a sting
designed to catch her in the act of stealing
valuables from elderly clients. Ewing, a
private housekeeper, was suspected of steal-
ing money and other valuables from a resi-
dent in Gulfport's Town Shores retirement
community. The victim noticed the miss-
ing property shortly after Ewing came to
clean the condo, so she reported it to police.
Detectives set up a sting, planting
marked bills just before Ewing was next scheduled to clean. They wait-
ed outside while Ewing performed her normal services, and when she
walked out, detectives called the victim to ask if the money had been sto-
len. When the victim confirmed that Ewing had taken the bait, detec-
tives stopped and searched her. In addition to the marked bills, they
found several credit cards belonging to other elderly persons who had em-
ployed Ewing. They also found marijuana and illegal prescription drugs.
Ewing has been charged with the following offenses: Theft,
Possession of marijuana, and Possession of a controlled substance.
Police are in the process of contacting the other credit card holders to de-
termine if they are also victims. If so, additional charges may be filed. Any
other persons who may have employed Ewing and suspect she may have
stolen property are encouraged to contact Gulfport Police at 893-1030.


Before hiring a
checking references.
trained from the
the following


housekeeper, police recommend asking for and
Criminal history information can also be ob-
Florida Department of Law Enforcement at
link: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CriminalHistory/.


Noise Complaint- 2800 BIk 52nd St.
S.
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Burglary- 1900 BIk 53rd St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2500 BIk
51st St. S.
Theft- 5900 BIk 30th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5500 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5700 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- Beach Front.
Tuesday 11/18
Theft- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 50th St. S.
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 2700 BIk 50th St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 19th Ave.
S.
Criminal Mischief- 5300 BIk 10th Ave.
S.
Wednesday 11/19
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 19th Ave.
S.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 7th Ave.
S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5700 BIk 13th


Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- Marina.
DUI- 5600 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Throwing Deadly Missile- 600 BIk
54th Ln. S.
Criminal Mischief- 1700 BIk York St.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 900 BIk
58th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5600 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Thursday 11/20
Noise Complaint- 6000 BIk 8th Ave.
S.
Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 24th Ave.
S.
Theft- 5900 BIk 30th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5200 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1300 BIk
52nd St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 16th Ave.
S.
Theft- 2600 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.


Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008







Little Hometown
Soldiers Off to DC
Since 2003 when our war on terror
started in Iraq, Little Hometown
Soldiers, a Christian based youth
organization in St. Petersburg, has
offered encouragement to kids who
have parents and loved ones in the
war zone. They also do shows and
productions for veteran groups in
hospitals, retirement centers and
nursing homes to show appreciation
forveterans who have put themselves
in harm's way to keep our country
safe.
On December 18 they will travel
to do a Christmas production at the
Armed Forces Retirement Home that
houses 1,000 veterans. In May of this
year, they received Congressional
Recognition from Congressman Bill
Young who was very impressed after
observing them at a soldier's funeral
offering comfort to the family.
The community is being asked
to help this bay area group with
donations to defray the cost of this
trip. Make checks payable to Little
Hometown Soldiers, 4604 49th
St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709.
Your tax deductible receipt will be
promptly provided. LHS is a 501c3,
non-profit corporation.

Design Public Art
for Tennis Center
Artists are invited to submit
applications for exterior public
art for the St. Petersburg Tennis
Center at Bartlett Park. The center


is both a historic landmark in the
sports history of St. Petersburg and
a vibrant, active sports facility that
serves children and adults.
A new clubhouse with a wrap-
around covered porch/viewing area
will be built on the site of the original
WPA-era clubhouse. The motto of the
tennis center is Proud of Our Past
Dedicated to Our Future.
The Project Committee seeks art
that will relate to the tennis mission
of the facility, and is appealing to
young people. Art may also help to
interpret the history of the tennis
center, particularly its "Walk of
Champions" on the wrap-around
porch which will display the names
of over 50 tennis players who
have played matches at the center
throughout its history. Art must
withstand the Florida humidity, salt
air, hurricane force winds, strong UV
and unsupervised, frequent contact
with children.
For more information including
architectural drawings and complete
instructions on how to apply, go to
www.stpete.org/callforartists.


Support Our Troops
The City of South Pasadena in
conjunction with the City of St. Pete
Beach is collecting much needed
items for our troops serving overseas.
The City is collecting toiletries,
stationary and snack items. For a
complete list, please visit our website
at www.ci.south-pasadena.fl.us.
Donations may be dropped off
Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall 7047
Sunset Drive South 2nd floor, South
Pasadena. Names and addresses of
soldiers serving overseaswillbe gladly
accepted for care packages. Deadline
for donations is January 2, 2009.
For more information call City Hall
at 347-4171.

We Need Tutors at
Lakewood Community
Do you have one hour per week?
We are in need of tutors and mentors
to help our students achieve their
high school diploma. We would love
for you to join our team. Please call
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Scrimmage, Sand and Sunsets
By Cathy Salustri
"Catch it, Iz!"
"I got it! I got it!" the red-
headed girl calls as she
catches the blue and orange
foam football and runs past
the sole grownup on the
beach.
S "No, run this N.i herdad
Calls as Iz takes the ball and
runs into what would be the
other team's end zone if
this were an NFL game at
a stadium.
Fortunately for Iz, her
brother, and their dad, this
isn't an NFL sanctioned
game but scrimmage,
Gulfport-style, and the
game means nothing as
serious as playoffs and nothing more wonderful than playtime.
The Finnerty family eight-year-old Cullen, four-year-old Isabel (Iz), and
dad Tom lives in Atlanta but traveled to Gulfport to see Tom Finnerty's
parents who live in Town Shores. By sunset on Saturday night the Finnerty
family found their way to the beach and the elder Finnerty gave his progeny
continuous coaching on the finer points of beach football.


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State Required Safe
Boating Classes
Do not become a victim, statistic or
the subject of a search and rescue. Be
prepared for unforeseen, challenging
and potentially dangerous events on
the water:
Always have plenty of fuel and
remember the 1/3rd Rule: Use
only 1/3rd out, 1/3rd back and you
should never run out of gas.
Start out with a charged battery
and back-up when possible.
Always file a Float Plan with
someone who cares and cancel it
when you get back.
Do not go out in bad weather or when
it is threatening. Keep a weather eye
and go home before you need to do
so.
Always have the required U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) equipment in
good working order and not outdated:
USCG approved life jackets for each
passenger that fit properly and wear
them, appropriate fire extinguishers
that work, visual distress signals
(flares, etc.), navigation lights that
work properly, an appropriate anchor
with sufficient line and a marine
VHF radio that works.
Always appoint a lookout to help
watch for other boats, crab traps,
shallow water, etc.
Always carry sufficient water/
gator aid to prevent dehydration,
hypothermia, and sunscreen
to prevent burn.
Do not boat under the influence.
Drive safely and carefully at a
reasonable speed based on the
conditions at the time.
Learn or enhance your Boating Skills
and Seamanship at the U.S.C.G.
Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday
night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach Dr.
SE, St. Petersburg. Call 898-1324
for information. Completion satisfies
the state of Florida boater safety ID
requirements.

Gulfport Chamber
Seeking Volunteers
Interested in helping with events
or even taking a shift in the office?
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
is seeking individuals who love
Gulfport. For more information
please call 344-3711.


Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008






Donate Winter Gear
for Homeless
In anticipation of cooler nights
ahead of us this holiday season
The Salvation Army is receiving
requests earlier than ever for winter
clothing and blankets from the
homeless population it serves in St.
Petersburg.
"We are asking the community to
step forward and donate blankets,
coats, hats and gloves as they have
done in the past." states Major
George Patterson, St. Petersburg
Area Commander.
The Salvation Army's Downtown
Corps, a one-of-its-kind Homeless
Day Center in St. Petersburg, sees
between 180 and 200 homeless guests
each day. Coffee, conversation,
material assistance and spiritual
and emotional care are among the
services provided every day at the
center. It is here that blankets and
coats and winter apparel are handed
out as well.
All winter clothing donations can be
dropped off at the Downtown Corps
located at 1400 Fourth Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Monetary donations
can also be mailed to the Salvation
Army Downtown Corps at the same
address. For more information please
call 550-8080, ext. 222.

Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta chapter
members will celebrate the holiday
season on Wednesday, December 10
at the home of Joyce Keller with the
regular meeting and the exchanging
of secret sister gifts. They will also be
providing gifts for residents of Sallie


American Legion
125 Golf Proceeds
American Legion Post 125would
like to apologize for forgetting
some gift sponsors for our Golf
Tournament.
The Beachcomber Resort has been
a constant contributor in the past
giving a prize for a two nights stay
at their fine hotel.
We also had prizes from Fazio's
Pizza, Derby Lane, Smokin Joe's
and Gulfport Technology Center.
Thanks to these fine folks.

Gabber November27 December 3, 2008


House for the Christmas holidays.
Sunshine City Council will host
the annual Christmas Brunch on
Saturday, December 6 at the Bilmar
Beach Resort on Treasure Island.
Registration will be at 10 a.m.
and brunch served at 10:30 a.m.
Members and guests attending are
requested to bring a non-perishable
food item to the St. Giles Emergency
Food Bank.
The Meet and Greet Rush event will
be held on Saturday, January 17,
2009 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lake Rich
Mobile Home Club House.
The purpose of this event
is to introduce Beta Sigma Phi to
interested women in the area. This
is a wonderful chance to learn more
about the activities (social, cultural
and service projects) of the 12
chapters in Sunshine City Council.
For more information please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.


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Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic
and help others. Learn more about
volunteering at the Free Clinic; join
them for a volunteer orientation every
second Tuesday of the month at 10
a.m. and again on the third Tuesday
of the month at 3:30 p.m. We have
an immediate need for volunteers in
We Help Services. Specific positions
are: desk greeters, telephone
receptionists, pantry stockers, and
client interviewers. Contact Rebecca
Russell-Gootee at rrgspfc@yahoo.com
or call 821-1200, ext. 114.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is
located at 863 Third Avenue N. and
provides temporary assistance for
families and individuals in need of
the basics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance and
referral information.


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Craft Art Comes Downtown
By Cathy Salustri
"I come to this exact booth every year and do it, like, 15 times!
Next, I'm going to do a purse" Jessie Green said as she added the
last few touches to her hand-dyed silk pillowcase.
At artist Marlene Glickman's booth, Jessie and others used hand-
dyed silk with instant setting dye and made their own art using
Glickman's tabletop techniques. Glickman, who lives in Clearwater,
uses her hand-dyed silk in collages. She also teaches workshops
and lectures about her medium.
This weekend, Jessie and scores of others had the chance to
participate in creating art of their own as well as viewing the work
of over 100 fine artists at the annual CraftArt show in downtown
St. Petersburg.
CraftArt 2008, hosted by the Florida Craftsmen, showcases fine
craft artists and lets the public see Florida Craftsmen art. Florida
Craftsmen, a nonprofit group of artists, started over a half-century
ago and represents several thousand fine artists around the
state. They maintain a headquarters in St. Petersburg; for more
information visit www.floridacraftsmen.net.


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Salvation Army
Seeks Donations
The Salvation Army will run its
annual Red Kettle Fund Drive
Monday through Saturdays until
Christmas Eve. Volunteers can
sign up to ring bells online at www.
registertoring.org or by calling
550-8080, ext. 332.
"Despite a tough economic climate,
The Salvation Army is committed to
providing Christmas assistance to
many needy people in South Pinellas
County this year. We have already
seen a 33% increase in requests for
assistance and anticipate that number
could go up. We gratefully appreciate
all of the support we have received
from the community already this year
and know that their continued support
will help us to assist more people
during the holidays." said Major
George Patterson, South Pinellas
County Area Commander.
The Salvation Army will have more
than 50 Red Kettles spread out
across the southern part of Pinellas
County in an effort to raise funds for
the services we provide throughout
the year. Community members will
also have an opportunity to select an
Angel Tree gift tag at Tyrone Square
Mall and purchase a gift for a needy
child this Christmas.
For more information on how you
can get involved please contact Gail
Stark at 550-8080, ext. 332.

Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008







St. Pete Road Runners
FIT2RUN Race Series
St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR)
announces the FIT2RUN Racing
Series ("the Series") with a total purse
of $1,000 in prizes. The Series will
consist of six Tampa Bay area races
beginning in December and ending
in March 2009. The Series has been
designed to appeal to competitive
and casual runners. SPRR is suing
the age-grading system to make
the outcome as fair as possible and
provide each member regardless of
age with an equal chance of willing.
They are also offering participation
awards so each member has an
opportunity to receive a prize.
Visit www.sprr.org for more
information or call Eric Sager at 341-
0737 about the series or Ben Fudge
at 360-9213 about SPRR.

50 Plus Softball
The Woodlawn Senior League
Softball Team is looking for players
50 and over to play on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Play begins 9 a.m. at Woodlawn
Recreational Complex at the corner
of 16th Street N. and 13th Avenue
N. They play four teams of slow
pitch softball. Any skill level from
beginner to experienced players are
welcome. League play is between
December and April 1st. For further
information, contact Jerry Thornton
at 403-1765 (cell) or 527-2743
(home).

U.S. Census Jobs
Available
The U.S. Census Bureau is now
hiring for the 2010 census. Jobs
available are census takers, crew
leaders, crew leader assistants,
recruiting assistant and clerks. Earn
competitive weekly pay, work flexible
hours, paid training. For more
information, call 1-866-861-2010.

First Night
Needs Volunteers
First Night St. Petersburg is
looking for energetic volunteers
to help usher in 2009. The annual
New Year's Eve celebration is set to
launch its countdown in downtown

Gabber November27 December 3, 2008


St. Petersburg on December 31st.
Fireworks, musical stages, activity
centers, indoor and outdoor
performance spots all come alive to
celebrate the arts in a festive joy filled
experience for families and friends.
Volunteers share in the fun, assisting
with activities, selling and checking
buttons and providing information.
Plus all volunteers receive a First
Night T-shirt and button.
Call the First Night office at
823-8906 or email firstnightstpete@
verizon.net to get an application.
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Gulfport Goes Green!
The Gulfport Merchants Association
is adding a new monthly event every
fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Beach Blvd. The theme
and vendors will be health, wellness,
natural products and going green.
If you are interested in being a
vendor on December 27 (this first one
is free to participate) contact Leslie
Gilchrist at 439-1485. Download
vendor forms from www.gulfportma.
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Are You Ready to
be Unemployed?
There's plenty of talk about the U.S.
unemployment rate. Every day, we
hear about plants closing and compa-
nies downsizing. Whether you're ner-
vous about the future of your job or
you believe you are safe, let me pose
a scenario:
Assume for a moment that you
received written notice that in six
months, you or the major breadwin-
ner in your home would be officially
unemployed. Let me outline a six-
month disaster preparedness plan:
STASH CASH. Every household
needs a pool of money to keep it
afloat when the income stream tem-
porarily dries up. That fund needs to
be enough to keep all the bills paid
and food on the table for at least
six months. Start by saving enough
to survive for one week. Then make
it two and then four, until you've
reached that six-month mark.
SPENDING FREEZE. Beginning
right now, cut out all spending if
it's not necessary to preserve life or
to keep you from breaking the law.
Start slashing regular expenses like
crazy in anticipation of a dry spell.
Pay attention to how much you
waste. Cut back in every area for the
biggest impact on your bottom-line
consumption.
REDUCE DEBT. Credit card debt
is a heavy burden to carry even dur-
ing the good times. Make a decision
to stop adding to it, and begin pay-
ing down your balance rapidly while
you have the option. When you go
through lean times, you'll be glad you
don't have the weight of unsecured
debt.


CONSIDER YOUR HEALTH. Once
you leave your job, you have five
choices on health insurance: You can
continue on your current group plan
for 18 months and pay the premiums
yourself (thanks to COBRA), enroll
in your spouse's plan, buy individu-
al insurance, use a state-sponsored
plan, or (the worst possible choice)
go without. Don't wait to make this
decision when you are under duress.
Do your homework now so you'll be
informed.
START LOOKING. Have any idea
where your resume is? You should
keep it handy and current, at home,
not on your work computer. Make
it your business to know what's go-
ing on "out there." Know where you
would send your resume and how
you would begin networking to land
a new position.
SHIELD YOURSELF. Become one
of the employees your company can-
not afford to lose. Learn to do more
than one job. "Border crossers" are
more valuable to a company than
those workers who are single task-
oriented. If the big bosses count on
you, you'll increase your value. Stop
watching the clock. Do more than is
expected. Make self-discipline and
reliability your outstanding quali-
ties. Take on extra work without be-
ing asked.
Whether you're nervous about the
future of your job or you believe
it's rock-solid, start living today as
though you've received a six-month
notice anyway. You'll enjoy a new
sense of preparedness. It's called
peace of mind.


Shop SPCA Holiday
Sale Weekends
Avoid hectic holiday shopping at
your local mall for 'Black Friday' and
come purchase purrfect gifts for your
four-legged friends at the SPCA's new
Edward D. Foreman Adoption Cen-
ter and Pet Boutique on 'Bark' Fri-
day. The HolidayPet Present Sale will
be held every weekend after Thanks-
giving and through December during
normal hours of operation, Friday
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and
Sunday from 12-5 p.m. located in the
SPCA adoption office and pet supply
store. Items will be discounted from
20%-50%.
"Our prices are comparable if not
less than many of the larger retail pet
stores and all of the proceeds go to the
animals at the SPCA," said Connie
Brooks, the SPCA Director of
Operations. Drop by the SPCA Tampa
Bay in Largo, 9099 130 Avenue N.
to pick up some gifts for Rover and
drop off a much needed donation
for the SPCA's adoptable pets. For
more information or to donate www.
SPCATampaBay.org.

Maximo
Resource Center
The Maximo Resource Center, 4815
34 Street S. has information for
you. The Center provides free blood
pressure screenings performed by an
R.N. on Wednesdays from 12 noon to
3 p.m., free bicycle registration, free
CLUB for select automobiles, free cell
phones for 911 use only, information
and referral materials on many city
programs, job listings with the City of
St. Petersburg, brochures and phone
numbers of various city and other
local agencies and programs, lists
and free shipment of items needed
by members of our Armed Forces
overseas.
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.
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 Betty Watson or John Hall at the
Resource Center at 866-7177.


Gabber November 27- December 3, 2008


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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg


Tree Staking and
Proper Mulching
Q: We recently had a couple of trees
planted in our yard by a company.
When they were done, they did not
stake the trees. My husband called
them and they said that they don't
stake trees anymore. We want an
outside opinion and were wondering
what you think they should do. And
one other thing: They only put down
a few inches of mulch. How much is
proper?
A: Well, my suspicion is that they
are right. If the trees were growing
in the proper-sized container or had
a properly sized root ball for a balled
and burlapped tree, and they were
planted correctly, then they should
not need to be staked. If they were
bare-root trees that didn't come with
soil around the roots, then they prob-
ably do need to be staked.
Many trees have been staked im-
properly over the years, causing more
damage than benefits. Quite often
the wires or rope were tied too tight-
ly. Any tree that has an artificial sup-
port will tend to grow taller without
growing a sturdy thick trunk. It will
also not grow as many roots, since
they are not needed to hold it into
the ground. When the supporting
wires and stakes are removed, the
tree can't support itself and it breaks
in half or flops over to the ground.
If a tree is to be staked, it should be
tied so that it can sway all the way
from the ground to the top. It should
be able to support itself, but have the
stakes and wires available to keep it
from blowing over. The stakes should
be removed when the roots take hold
and it can stay in the ground and
stand up on its own.
For a small tree, especially if it is
bare root, a single stake is fine. It
should be driven into the hole be-
fore the tree is placed. Set the stake
slightly off-center. Its final height
should be about three-fourths the
height of the tree. Plant the tree.
Loop the wires around the tree and
stake using a covering to protect the
bark from the wire. A strap of cloth
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is better than the wire at protecting
the tree. Place one strap near the top
of the stake and another one at the
lowest branch.
Plant a container-grown, small ball
or burlapped tree as normal. If stak-
ing is necessary, two stakes should
be driven in solid ground next to the
hole and opposite each other. The
top of the stake should be about two-
thirds the height of the tree. The
straps should be tied at the top of the
stakes and looped around the tree.
Very large balled and burlapped
trees can be protected from blow-
ing over by using three guy wires.
In this case, stakes are secured in
the ground outside the root ball.
Wires are run to the tree at about a
45-degree angle and loosely secured
around the trunk.
In no case are the stakes and wires
meant to be holding the tree in place
or pulling it up to make it straight;
they are just there to prevent the
tree from blowing over. They must
not be tight.
For trees planted in the fall, most
guy wires and stakes can be removed
by the Fourth of July. Trees planted
in the spring can have them removed
in the fall. Tree growth will be re-
duced if they are left in place longer
than a year.
Let's discuss mulch on tree plant-
ings. Right now, much of the country
is going through a really bad phase
of improperly installed mulch around
trees. The correct amount is a 2- to
3-inch layer covering the root ball,
and possibly a little bit wider. There
should be no mulch on the tree trunk.
The proper shape for the mulch is a
doughnut-shaped ring, not a moun-
tainous pile. A thin layer of mulch
helps keep the root area moist, while
also allowing air into the soil. It helps
prevent weeds, and as it decays, it
provides more organic matter to the
soil, if it is organic mulch.
It should never, ever be piled up
on the trunk of the tree. Please read
that last sentence over again and
again. Memorize it. Whenever you
see mountains of mulch piled on the
trunk of a tree, you should be sad-


dened. It is ugly and slowly killing
the tree.
There is absolutely no excuse for
this bad practice. Wherever you see
it done by a company that is getting
paid to do it, you know that they are
unprofessional. Apparently, such
companies are getting paid by how
much they install and not by doing
the job right. They should pay for the
replacement of the trees that will die
under their care and they should re-
move the mulch down to the proper
level on their own dime.
This bad practice causes several
problems. Tree trunks are supposed
to be growing above the ground, not
buried in it. They may last a few
years, but they will rot and get dis-
eased from being buried this way. All
mulch should be removed from the
trunks of all trees.
The roots of plants need air in the
soil. Being buried by huge piles of
mulch (even as little as 6 inches)
will suffocate roots. Some trees have
the ability to send out roots into the
mulch mound as though it were a
soil layer. Unfortunately, the mulch
dries out too fast and these roots die,
wasting growth that would have been
good if it had been in the ground and
spreading out away from the tree
rather than being stuck in the mulch
pile.
Mulch mountains hide mice, voles
and insects that eat tree trunks.
Without the mulch piled on the tree,
the rodents and termites would be
more exposed and less likely to kill
the tree by eating the bark.
Thick piles of mulch are compost
piles that are not getting turned.
Therefore, they have anaerobic
breakdown of the organic matter.
This leads to the release of toxic and
smelly chemicals that kill roots.
It sounds to me like you picked a
reputable and knowledgeable tree
company and that they did the prop-
er job.



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By Tom Margenau

Obama Could Provide

Impetus for Change
Q: I thought your recent column that
included proposals to fix Social Secu-
rity's long-range financing problems
was very insightful. People need to
support political leaders who have
the courage to tackle this issue. What
do you think the election of Barack
Obama will do for the future of Social
Security?
A: Given the state of the economy
and the ongoing wars in Iraq and Af-
ghanistan, I think most people recog-
nize that President-elect Obama has
much bigger fish to fry -- at least in
the next year or two -- than dealing
with Social Security's long-range fi-
nancing problems.
I certainly hope that before the end of
his term, he has the courage and the
political capital to deal with the Social
Security issue. If he merely sets up yet
another commission to study the prob-
lem, I'll be sorely disappointed. (Each
of the past five or six presidents has es-
tablished a panel of experts to reform


Social Security. Each panel produced
a report with recommended reforms.
And each report is now collecting dust
on a bookshelf somewhere.)
But I will share some thoughts about
how Obama's presidency might at
least be beneficial to the administra-
tion of the current Social Security sys-
tem.
These opinions were passed on to me
by a former colleague at the Social Se-
curity Administration. A colleague, I
might add, who was a Republican po-
litical appointee with the agency.
It was his contention that the Social
Security Administration tends to do a
better job of managing the Social Se-
curity programs under a Democratic
administration. And here is how he
explained that.
The Social Security Administration,
like every other federal government
agency, has a number of key admin-
istrative positions that are filled by
political appointees -- people selected
by the White House to oversee most
federal agencies. SSA has perhaps 10
of these positions, including the head
of the agency and many of his or her
key deputies. (I should point out that


technically, the Commissioner of So-
cial Security position is supposed to
be politically independent, but the
person in the job always changes with
a change of administrations.)
This former colleague told me that if
you are a potential Republican politi-
cal appointee, the Social Security Ad-
ministration is almost the last place
you'd want to work. That's partly be-
cause Social Security is considered a
cornerstone of Franklin Roosevelt's
New Deal. And at least in Washing-
ton, that makes it a Democratic Party
bailiwick. And it's also partly because
a potential Republican political ap-
pointee would be much more interest-
ed in a job with federal departments
like Commerce, Defense, and State.
So he contends that under Republican
administrations, SSA is managed by
what he called "bottom of the barrel"
political appointees. (And again, bear
in mind that this person was just such
an appointee himself!) As an example,
one of my former bosses, a person who
had the third or fourth most impor-
tant position at the agency, was one of
Nancy Reagan's campaign schedulers
before she got the political appoint-
ment at SSA.
On the other hand, he said that po-
tential Democratic political appointees
would have SSA high on their lists of
places they'd like to work. So under
a Democratic administration, SSA
tends to be managed by more highly
qualified people -- those who truly be-
lieve in the integrity and the mission
of the Social Security program.
So assuming my friend's insights are
true, we should be headed for a well-
managed and better-run Social Secu-
rity Administration in the next few
years.
But having said all that, I should
point out that much of SSA's primary
business is carried on by internal bu-
reaucratic policies and practices. In
other words, some long-term, career
civil servant is always there to push
the right buttons to make sure those
45 million Social Security checks go
out on time every month, no matter
who is sitting in the fancy corner of-
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December 8.


Jewelers Boat
Parade, Vinoy Basin Treasure Island
December 13 Boat Parade


The Bruce Watters Jewelers, Inc.
Illuminated Boat Parade to ben-
efit the Children's Dream Fund
and other Rotary charities will be
held on Saturday, December 13
at Spa Beach in the Vinoy Basin
Waterfront Park. Event begins at
3 p.m. with Skipper's meeting at
6 p.m. and the parade to begin at
6:30 p.m.
Entertainment includes Ron-
ny Elliott, John Kelly, Raiford
Starke, Steve Arvey, Richard
Mastry, Scotty Rexroat, Kevin
Thomas, Jay Kelly and more!
Food vendors and beer and
wine will be available.


December 14
Treasure Island's Holiday Boat
Parade is like Las Vegas on the
water dazzlingly decorated
boats of all kinds circle the city
on one special night, Sunday
December 14, 2008, in friendly
competition for top prizes award-
ed that evening at the Treasure
Island Tennis & Yacht Club.
Residents with Treasure Island
waterfront homes host humun-
gous boat parade parties but if
you haven't received an invita-
tion, not to worry there are
plenty of prime viewing spots on
the island.


23rd Annual
Boca Ciega Yacht Club
Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday, December 13th, 2008


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Treasure Isl. Causeway
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* Kingfish Drive at John's Pass
(Gator's Cafe & Saloon)
Blind Pass Bridge (between
Treasure Island & St. Pete
Beach)
Parade departs the TI Tennis
& Yacht Club at 6:20pm
Parade arrives at TI Causeway
Bridge at 7pm
Parade ends at 8:15pm at
John's Pass


Boca Ciega Yacht
Club Boat Parade
December 13
The 23rd Annual Boca Ciega
Yacht Club Boat Parade will
be held on Saturday December
13, 2008. The route and the ap-
proximate times when we an-
ticipate passing are shown on
the map. Please note that the
route this year will attempt to
pass by all vantage points in
Gulfport and into the Broadwa-
ter canal. However, because of
the stress imposed by too long
a parade, we will not be travel-
ing to the South Pasadena ca-
nals and yacht club areas or the
Maximo canal this year.
We also announce our annual
Operation Santa, our drive to
provide toys for less fortunate
children in Gulfport. To ar-
range for collection or drop-off
of unwrapped toys or donations
please contact Brian Franson
at 458-6357.
We look forward to seeing
you all and wish you a Merry
Christmas!


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Sustainable Livii
By Shawn Dell Joyce

Honoring the Hands
That Feed Us
Thanksgiving is a holiday built
around food. We gather and gorge,
sometimes acknowledging the hands
of the cook, perhaps thanking the
divine, but rarely do we honor the
hands that feed us.
Growing the food that feeds our
country is one of the most thankless
and low-paying jobs a person could
have. In 2002, the median net in-
come for a U.S. farmer was $15,848,
while hired hands and migrant
workers averaged about $10,000 per
year. Farming has become so unpop-
ular that the category was removed
recently from the census, and fed-
eral prison inmates now outnumber
farmers.
Migrant pickers often put in long
hours, up to 12-hour days, earning
about 45 cents for each 32-pound
bucket of tomatoes. That amount
hasn't risen in more than 30 years.
At that rate, workers have to pick
2.5 tons of tomatoes during an 11-
hour workday to earn minimum
wage. Most farmworkers don't get
sick days, overtime or health care.
Some farmers often don't fare much
better.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
If we stopped putting such an em-
phasis on "cheap" and instead put
an emphasis on "fair," maybe those
hands that grow our food could af-
ford to eat, as well. Raising farm
wages would have little effect on su-
permarket prices. That's mainly be-
cause farmers and farmworkers are
paid only about 6 to 9 cents out of
every retail dollar spent.
If we raised farm wages by 35 per-
cent and passed that cost to consum-
ers, it would raise the retail price
by only a few pennies, according to
the Center for Immigration Studies.
The total cost to consumers for all
fresh produce would add up to less
than $34 per year for each family. If
we raised wages by 70 percent, the
cost would be about $67. Divide that
among 52 weekly trips to the super-
market, and you're looking at spend-


ing barely more than $1 per trip to
the store. Wouldn't you spend that
much to know that people didn't suf-
fer to feed you?
In January 2001, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Labor informed Congress
that farmworkers were "a labor force
in significant economic distress."
The report cited farmworkers' "low
wages, sub-poverty annual earnings,
(and) significant periods of un- and
underemployment," adding that
"agricultural worker earnings and
working conditions are either stag-
nant or in decline."
In 2005, Taco Bell ended a consumer
boycott by agreeing to pay an extra
penny per pound to farmworkers for
its tomatoes. Soon after, McDonald's
made a similar pledge, effectively
raising tomato pickers' wages to 77
cents per bucketful. Burger King
steadfastly refused to pay a penny
more, until public pressure and po-
litical officials pushed the second-
largest hamburger chain into doing
the right thing. "Fast Food Nation"
author Eric Schlosser, in a recent
New York Times editorial, described
Burger King's penny-pinching as "a
spectacle of yuletide greed worthy of
Charles Dickens."
Several tomato pickers escaped from
a trailer they had been locked up in
for several days. The workers testi-
fied against a slavery ring that kept
migrant workers imprisoned and en-
slaved. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,
who is the most outspoken elected
official in Washington to advocate
the cause of Florida farmworkers,
announced: "I think most Americans
would find it hard to believe that
people in our country are pleading
guilty to slavery charges in the year
2008, but that is what is going on in
the tomato fields of Florida."
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
member Gerardo Reyes told Fort
Myers, Fla.'s, The News-Press: "The
facts that have been reported in this
case are beyond outrageous -- work-
ers being beaten, tied to posts, and
chained and locked into trucks to
prevent them from leaving their


boss. How many more workers have
to be held against their will before
the food industry steps up to the
plate and demands that this never,
ever, occurs again in the produce
that ends up on America's tables?"
Immokalee is an extreme example,
but it leaves a bitter taste in your
mouth when you realize the high
costs that some people are paying so
that we can have cheap food. Most
of us do not take the time to wonder
why our food costs so little. Instead,
we notice how expensive organic or
locally grown produce is in compari-
son.
For agriculture to be sustainable, it
must provide a living for those who
work our land. Let's honor the hands
that feed us by restoring the dignity
of fair wages to farmers and farm-
workers.
--Buy your produce from local farms
where you can meet the farmwork-
ers and see for yourself whether
they are treated fairly. The smaller
the farm the more likely they are to
treat workers well, and some farms
have only family members working
them.
--Support an increase in farmwork-
ers' wages by joining the Alliance
for Fair Food, which is a network
of human rights, religious, student,
labor, sustainable food and agricul-
ture, environmental and grass-roots
organizations who work in partner-
ship with the Coalition of Immokalee
Workers.
--A $35 contribution to www.Honor-
ingTheHands.com will help provide
health care to Hudson Valley, N.Y.,
migrant workers and their families.
Plus you'll get a lovely calendar of 12
exemplary culinarians.


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Container Gardening:
Fun, Flexible and
Florida Friendly
By Greg Stemm
Hello Gardeners! I'm back!
For many years in the 90s and early
2000s when I was in a relationship
and owned a house I did most of my
gardening out in the yard. Many of
my plants began in pots, but usually
ended up translated somewhere in
my garden when they got too big or I
found the "perfect" spot for them.
But as we all know life changes.
For the past few years I've been
living in a rented house and while
I've planted a few things in its yard
I don't feel the ownership I did when
it was "my" garden. So, my attention
has shifted a lot to growing plants
in containers. I figure when life
changes again, whether it's a move
to another rental or to buy another
house, then my plants can come
with me.
I've discovered it isn't hard to grown
things in containers, but there are a
few tricks and tips I've learned that
I'd like to share with those of you
considering or interesting in growing
plants in pots (first, do not refer
to these as "pot plants" or you can
really get yourself into a pickle.)
You'll need a container to get
started. I've used all sorts of things
from traditional terra cotta and
plastic pots to old buckets to milk
crates. It's fun to experiment and
you might even find yourself picking
through trash at curbs to get a
"really cool container" that you saw
driving by.
Here are some general
guidelines that I've learned
in the past couple of years:
Avoid containers with narrow
openings.
Cheap plastic pots deteriorate
rapidly in UV sunlight I just had
one that I picked up to move and
it completely fell apart. Terracotta
pots dry out rapidly. Glazed ceramic

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pots are excellent choices but require
several drainage holes.
Wooden containers are susceptible
to rapid rot in Florida's humid
climate. They can also attract
termites. Redwood and cedar are
relatively rot resistant and can be
used without staining or painting.
Avoid wood treated with creosote,
penta or other toxic compounds since
the vapors can damage the plants.
One advantage of wooden containers
is that they can be built to sizes and
shapes that suit the location.
Use containers between 15 and
120 quarts capacity. Small pots
restrict the root area and dry out
very quickly. The size and number
of plants to be grown will determine
the size of the container used. Deep
rooted vegetables require deep pots.
Make sure your pot has adequate
drainage. Holes should be 1/2 inch
across. Line the base of the pot with
newspaper to prevent soil loss.
In hot climates like ours, it's good to
use light-colored containers to lessen
heat absorption and discourage
uneven root growth.
Set containers on bricks or blocks to
allow free drainage.
Line hanging baskets with
sphagnum moss for water retention.
Keep baskets away from the brutal
afternoon sun.
If you choose clay pots, remember
that clay is porous and water is lost
from the sides of the container. Plants
in clay pots should be monitored
closely for loss of moisture. Some
plants I have in clay pots need at
least a shot of water every day.

Growing Mixture
Make sure your planting medium
drains rapidly but retains enough
moisture to keep the roots evenly
moist. Your compost will make an
excellent potting soil. Check the
requirements of the plants you
grow to determine whether you
will need to add sand. If compost
is not available, purchase a good
quality potting mixture or make
your own from equal parts of sand,


loamy garden soil, and peat moss.
Commercial potting mixes are
usually slightly acidic, which works
well with most plants that grow here
in Florida.
I have found that a "soilless"
potting mix works best. In addition
to draining quickly, "soilless" mixes
are lightweight and free from soil-
borne diseases and weed seeds.
These mixes can be purchased from
most garden centers.
When you add your soil to your
container, leave a 2 inch space
between the top of the soil and the
top of the container. You will be able
to add 1/2 inch or so of mulch later.
Since potting mixes drain water
rapidly, fertilizer will be washed
out of the container as you water.
Lighter mixes will require more
frequent fertilizing than heavier
mixes. It's a good idea to use a dilute
liquid fertilizer with every other
watering. Liquid fish emulsion
or liquid seaweed are great plant
boosters, but remember that you
need to provide your plants with a
variety of nutrients.
Check the labels on the products
in you garden center to be sure that
they contain a complete, balanced
solution that includes trace
elements.
Some other things to consider...
Will your potted plants thrive
best near your house or under your
shady oak or sunny deck? Are your
plants in a wind-and flood-safe area?
Irrigation is important, too. Where's
your water faucet? Does your
hose reach that particular area?
Container gardening can allow you
the flexibility to move plants around
and redecorate your garden, deck or
patio at your pleasure.
Here are a couple of good books
to help you get started: The
Complete Container Garden (David
Joyce); Container Gardening (Paul
L. Williams); Container Plants for
Beginners by Joachim Mayer,
Renate Holzner, Friedrich Strauss;
Container Gardens (P. Allens
Smith)

Have a question? Tips?
Gardening insight you'd like to
share? Email Gardener Stemm
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L4ging Loifestyles
By Joe Volz

Vacation with other water runoff), covers 277 miles
of the river and adjacent uplands. It
Grandchildren is crowded most of the year; reserva-
Taking three grandchildren -- and tions for camping or hotels on the rim
their parents -- along for a tour of the are essential months in advance. You
Grand Canyon can cause some unex- can drive into the park, but cars are
pected moments. banned from most of the roads and
WE LOST GRANDMA you travel from lookout to lookout by
Oh, she didn't fall into the 5,000- free shuttle bus.
foot canyon, nothing so dramatic, but Things can be chilly at the South
she did disappear while I was hiking Rim as late as mid-April. It snowed
along a trail on the rim of the canyon slightly when we visited in mid-April
with my 12-year-old granddaughter. and temperatures went down to the
We were walking along at a vigorous 20s at night. It was in the 50s and 60s
pace. Grandma stopped to look at the during the day. The North Rim, 1,000
plant and animal life. She was doing feet higher, doesn't open until May.
a bit of meditating too, admiring the KID STUFF
canyon -- one of the most awesome Here are some aspects that
sights on the planet. appeal to the kids:
Before long, we were half a mile Children can become junior rangers.
ahead of Grandma. We turned back All programs, guided by National Park
to look for her, but she had already Service rangers, are free. The South
started back. By chance, we all met up Rim -- where Grand Canyon Village, a
in the parking lot. The other grand- cluster of hotels, restaurants and gift
children, aged 7 and 10, had gone on shops are located -- has a number of
a more ambitious hike with Mom and ranger tours. There is the Fossil Walk,
Dad. for example, where the kids see fossils
Now, you may ask, why didn't we use of marine creatures, which thrived in
some modern technology -- cell phones a tropical sea that covered the canyon
for example -- when Grandma became 260 million years ago. Other tours
lost. Well, they might work in most delve into how the Grand Canyon was
places; however, reception around the formed and look for the endangered
canyon is chancy. Much of the time condor with its giant 9-foot wingspan.
you can't make contact. It might be The kids delighted in seeing a couple
the mountains or the lack of trans- of adult condors soaring above Grand
mitting towers. Whatever it is, the Canyon Village leading their young in
prehistoric Indians who roamed the flying lessons.
area probably did better with smoke We also visited the remains of a
signals. 1,200-year-old Indian village that was
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED once occupied by the ancestors of the
Anticipate the unpredictable when current Hopi tribe.
the family goes off on a trip. Yet three- WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE
generation gatherings are rewarding GRANDKIDS
experiences. We have done them be- Besides finding out a lot about geolo-
fore, but to the beach. That's a bit less gy, plants and animals, we discovered
exciting than the canyon where we a bit about how to travel with grand-
walked along rocks that were more children and their parents. First of all,
than 200 million years old. We could we did not have to keep up with the
look down into the canyon to the tiny energetic parents who were 25 years
ribbon of blue that is the Colorado younger than us. We built in some
River and see rocks more than 1 bil- downtime for Grandma and Grandpa.
lion years old. Dad and Mom were indefatigable and
As one sage put it, man's visit to the led the kids a mile into the canyon on
canyon is just "a whisper in time." The Bright Angel Trail and back. We ig-
Grand Canyon National Park, one of nored that adventure and stayed on
the most spectacular examples of the the level trails at the top. Mom and
power of erosion (by the river and Dad decided that the next time they


come they might try to descend to the
bottom.
The most energetic people hiked all
the way down to the bottom; remem-
ber you have to climb back up the next
day after camping out at the bottom
or staying at the Phantom Ranch
there. The only way to get to the bot-
tom is to walk or take donkeys. Park
Service officials brag that a mule car-
rying a rider has never tumbled into
the abyss, although some of the sup-
ply mules have fallen.
How far you travel into the canyon
depends on your desire and your
condition. Park officials suggest that
hikers planning a long descent start
training several months before going
to the canyon.
SPLASHDOWN
Our grandkids didn't seem to mind
if we didn't do everything. Don't tell
Daddy, who wants to make the most
out of every new experience, but those
kids seemed to like splashing around
the hotel's indoor pool as much as
anything. And so did I.
If you want to get an idea of what the
canyon is like close up, an IMAX the-
ater, just outside the park entrance,
offers a huge movie that puts you in a
raft bounding down the rapids of the
river and in a plane skimming 20 feet
off the bottom of the canyon. I actually
felt slightly dizzy on that movie trip.
I also learned that kids liked to do
activities, not listen to long lectures.
So looking for small animals was fun.
The kids saw tiny lizards and wood-
peckers; plants and sunsets were less
exciting.
But playing football in the hotel's
parking lot wasn't that bad.
ONLINE RESOURCES
Grand Canyon National Park: http://
www.nps.gov/grca
American Park Network, Grand
Canyon: http://www.ohranger.com/
grand-canyon
BOOKS
Find these books online at Barnes
and Noble's website (www.barnesand-
noble.com):
"Frommer's Grand Canyon National
Park, 3rd Edition" -- Alex Wells, Wi-
ley, John & Sons, Incorporated, April
2002
"Over the Edge: Death in Grand Can-
yon" -- Michael P. Ghiglieri, Thomas
M. Myers, Puma Press, January 2001
"Grand Canyon: The Great Abyss" --
Page Stegner, Jeff Garton, Advanced
Global Distribution, January 2006


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Heads of State: Friendly, Inviting, Professional Hair and Spa Services
By Greg Stemm


Walk into Heads of State Salon
and Spa and you're going to get
a warm, inviting welcome from
staff members. They greet everyone who
comes through the door with enthusias-
tic 'hello' that lets you know right from
the start that they are glad you're here.
Heads of State really has two parts.
The salon, where top notch professional
stylists do their magic and a spa where
clients can rejuvenate, relax and pam-
per themselves with a host of different
services.
Barbi Douglas, owner said that Heads
of State has been in the same location for
25 years, and under her management for
more than the last 10 of those. She says
that there are some clients who have
been coming to the studio since before
she took it over. However, she is quick
to note that new clients and even walk
ins are always welcome. She added the
spa more than a year ago and its been
a hit.
On the hair styling side, Douglas says
that Heads of State offers a full range
of hair cutting and styling. "We're also
color specialists," she notes. "We fix a
lot of color mistakes, we do highlights...
including three dimensional coloring
where people want several different
shades or colors in their hair. We even
do the funky color pieces in hot pink,
blue and other colors that some younger
clients want."
Douglas mentions that Head of States
uses Goldwell Hair Color, a European
product with the lowest ammonia con-
tent and the highest integrity in cover-
age. She says many clients say their
hair feels softer and fuller after the col-
oring than before. Her staff is trained
extensively in the use of Goldwell color.
The salon also offers hair permanent
curl formation as well as Japanese style
permanent hair straightening. The
staff keeps up with the latest styles and
trends and they welcome male custom-
ers as well.
The spa boasts brand new equipment,
including luxurious pedicure chairs
which feature a relaxing massage as
your feet are treated in sanitized glass
bowls. Pedicures are sterilized also due
to an oxygenating machine in the bath
at the time of services, this creates a
sterile environment in the bowl. The
glass bowls cannot harbor any bacteria.
Pedicure treatments can be extensive
and include the removal of all dead skin,
cuticle treatments, and a deep parafin
wax or the spa offers an "express" ver-
sion for customers seeking maintenance
services.
Heads of State offers hand massages,


The professional staff at Heads of State Salon and Spa are ready to pamper you!
Front: Barbie and Barbi Douglas; Center: Shannon Rogers, Joan Davis; Back: Regina
Williams, Jenny Savarase; Not pictured: Vickie Ortiz


the removal of unwanted cuticles, nail
shaping, french manicures and parafin
waxing as part of their manicure ser-
vices.
Facials may include deep pour clean-
ing, rehydrating, and regular relaxing
types.
Jenny Savarese is the team's licensed
massage therapist (Lic. #MA47636) and
says she mixes styles of massage to cus-
tomize the experience based upon each
clients needs.
"Say someone comes in and requests
a Swedish massage which is our most
common type given to reduce stress, in-
crease circulation and range of motion,"
said Savarese. "But I find a knot or a
specific area that could benefit from a
deeper tissue massage. I go ahead and
switch to that in that location with no
additional charge to the client. I want
the people who get a massage from me to
get the best possible experience regard-
less of what it takes."
In addition to Swedish and Deep Tissue
massages, Savarese will also so neuro-
muscular massage which is used to stop
spasms and pain by applying pressure
to specific points in the muscles that are
painfully irritated (trigger points).
The staff includes Shannon Rogers,
who is a hair stylist, specializes in color
and also does nails, and full body wax-
ing. Rogers was trained in New York and
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stylists. Vickie Ortiz specializes in nails
including orderless acrylic (or "artificial"
nails).
Heads of State will be open both
Christmas Eve Day and New Year's Eve
Day. The facility offers gift certificates
in any amount down to the penny and
they can be redeemed for any service or
product they offer in the store
Heads of State Hair Studio and Spa
is open Tuesday through Thursday 9
a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They take Visa, MasterCard, Discover,
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New All Children's Hospital Under Construction
The new hospital facility will improve care for children and their families.


The new All Children's Hospital in downtown
St. Petersburg will be completed in fall
2009.
By Megan Vu
Walking purposefully down the hall,
Dr. Al Saltiel was surrounded by
beeping heart monitors, concerned
parents and children who needed
him.
With many single rooms filled with
two patients and their families, Dr.
Saltiel looks forward to a bigger and
brighter future.
The new All Children's Hospital,
which is planned for completion
in fall 2009, will improve hospital
efficiency and patient care.
Dr. Saltiel is eager to make the move
down the street to 500 6th Ave. S.
"The new building will provide
individual rooms for all the patients,
creating a more patient- and family-
friendly environment," said Dr.
Saltiel, the previous chief of staff at
All Children's.
In addition to providing a more
spacious environment, the newfacility
will also be able to accommodate
more of the latest medical equipment.
Medical technology has a significant
impact on patient care, he said,
citing its importance in transplants
and surgery.
"This is a state-of-the-art facility
that will allow us to practice more
efficiently and offer more specialized
programs," Dr. Saltiel said.
Jean Francis, the senior vice
president for clinical services at All
Children's, is also excited for the new
facility.
"It's a total replacement of the old


building," she said. "It's the largest
construction project in Florida right
now.
Ms. Francis said that the $402
million project included the new
nine-story hospital, medical office
building, 1,000-space parking garage,
and a power plant-about one million
square feet total.
"We've influenced regulations in the
state," Ms. Francis said proudly of
the innovative construction.
The hospital is "hurricane-ready"
with its foundation built into the
bedrock, wells to supply the hospital
with water, and the power plant, she
continued.
Ms. Francis said that the plant was
strong enough to power the hospital
in addition to the Bayfront Medical
Center and the University of South
Florida, St. Petersburg.
"We learned from Katrina," she
said.
A team of more than 250 hospital
staff took part in the design of
the new hospital, allowing for the
development of the most efficient
facility. Ms. Francis noted that
workstations will be more spread out
so that nurses will always be close to
the patient.
"It serves everyone's needs-patients
and staff," she said.
In addition to being the only
freestanding pediatric hospital on the
west coast of Florida, All Children's
has partnered with Bayfront to
dedicate the third floor to "mother-
baby" care, Ms. Francis said.
"I think it's a model for hospitals
nationally," she said. "We've definitely
made it child right."
Jeanne Stevens, the volunteer
coordinator at All Children's, agreed
that the new hospital will enhance
patients' care and experience.
"Just to be able to watch the new
hospital come into existence is a
phenomenal experience," she said.
Ms. Jeanne is excited for the
Ronald McDonald rooms that will be
available at the new hospital.
"This makes it so much easier for
families," she said. "With one of your
kids in the hospital, you wouldn't
even think of leaving their side. This
gives the other parent the chance to
sleep."
Ms. Jeanne has organized many


events for staff, patients and their
family members-but only with the
help of volunteers.
"We're always thrilled to have the
community help us," she said.
Ms. Francis is also very enthusiastic
for the future of All Children's
Hospital, and believes in the
importance of local support.
"This hospital is owned by the St.
Pete community," she said. "That's
why it's still here."


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All Children's
Hospital Charity Ball
The All Children's Hospital Guild
- Evening Branch is pleased to an-
nounce the theme and date of the
78th Annual ( b.inIyi Ball to benefit
All Children's Hospital. Abracadabra
will be held February 21, 2009 at The
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park,
950 Lake Carillon Park Drive, St. Pe-
tersburg. The 2009 Chairman is Tri-
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is Sherry Sexton. Please reserve this
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For corporate and personal sponsor-
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and makes recommendations to the
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safe, caring and stable environment.
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The holidays are rapidly approaching.
Gulfport merchants pride themselves
on the unique goods and services
they provide. There are no chains
in Gulfport, only independent
business owners. Unlike most beach
communities there are no parking
meters to hinder accessibility. So,
this year forgo the malls; the chains
and the meters and support your
neighbors and shop locally. Support
Main Street Gulfport this season!

Donate Your Old
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Donate your old cell phones to the
Senior Safety Phone Project which
provides seniors in Pinellas and Pasco
counties with free emergency cell
phones. The Area Agency on Aging
of Pasco Pinellas collects donated
cell phones, tests and charges the
phones, and then distributes them to
seniors in the community. For a full
list of the donation and distribution
sites in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

Support Our Veterans
at Post #305
The Family at Post #305 would like
to invite you to visit the friendliest
Post on the West Coast. They are
located at 6999 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete
Beach. Food and music are available
for your enjoyment. Members and
guests are welcome.
Sunday is sports day. Join them for
NASCAR, baseball, football, or other
major sports events. Don't miss
Bill's famous wings. They have beer
specials and door prizes too.
Monday is Paulie burgers and
Vivian's famous potato salad. You
be the star by singing karaoke with
Dee.
They have a jam session on
Tuesday nights with Harry on the
guitar and his band of locally famous
musicians.
The Auxiliary and the SAL will
co-sponsor Wednesday's dinner.
They will alternate meatloaf night
and pasta night serving from 6-8
p.m. Karaoke will be from 7-10 p.m.
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Fried or broiled fish is the fare for
Friday night with Bob and Pegs who
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pleasure.
For a Saturday night of fun,
dancing, food and entertainment, we
have music by Geno and filet mignon
dinners with salad & baked potato.
They have pizza and hot
sandwiches available every day.
Every day is a day to celebrate our
freedom. They need your help to


make this possible. The Legion, the
Auxiliary and the SAL are having
a continuous drive to raise funds
and take donations for "Support
Our Troops". Any help is much
appreciated
For further details on all activities,
please call the Legion at 367-1596 or
they now have a web site at www.
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for any updates on meetings and
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Dick Timothy peeks out from behind a wall of donated food at The Storage House. Timothy led the charge to collect food at The Storage
House as part of its first food drive.
By Cathy Salustri
Mountains of food greeted anyone entering The Storage House last weekend. The Gulfport business on 49th Street hosted
a Thanksgiving food drive, dividing the donations between Pinellas Community Church, a local food bank and a family
adopted by the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce.
As the cutoff point for food donations passed, people still brought food to The Storage House, which the staff gratefully
accepted. Al Ambs, the property manager for Monmouth Management Services (the company that runs The Storage
House), said that the company decided to collect food because it would "be good for the community."
"The response has been overwhelming-really great," Dick Timothy said over the piles of food at the front counter.
Timothy, the site manager, estimated that local residents donated "maybe 30" bags of groceries.
This is the first year the storage facility collected food and, based on the food drive's success, the business will expand its
efforts to give back to the community, Timothy said. He and Ambs agreed The Storage House will focus next on toys as a
designated collection point for the Gulfport Police Department's Christmas toy drive.
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issue. Call 321-6965.


"NO JOB TOO SMALL" Minor Repairs &
Garage Clean-Outs. Free Estimates. Rent-A-
Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 347-3424.
GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
727-432-8369.

CUSTOM QUALITY
HOME REPAIR 895-2272
Interior/Exterior. Highly Skilled Craftsman with
a Keen Eye for Detail. I take Pride in Every Job
and Do What Others Cannot. Older Homes
my Specialty. Many References Available. Call
Grady!
FREE LABOR!!
Handy Hands Handy Man Service. $20/Hr. 2
Sets of Hands. Any Job, Any Time. On Call
24/7 727-320-7639.
CHARLIE THE
HANDYMAN
No Job Too Small. Home Repair. Wood Trim.
Dependable Service. Free Estimates. 727-
459-6968.


IMPERIAL AIR HEATING/COOLING- Service
Fit for a King at Fair Prices! Service, Repair,
Sales, Installation. CAC1815889, Insured.
Free Estimates. 727-490-3833.
No Service
SCharge with
Repair
AWU cONIMTIO IUQ Evening &
Weekend
"Same rates seven days a week" Appointments
Available

727 P.O. Box 4001
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731




DIXIE'S 20%
Tab, Tile Cowntertop DISCOUNT
Refinishing 5 Restoration with this ad
Expires Dec 31, 2008

DIMe Joe Howell, Jr. i s
(727) 409-0241

A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential,
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.
CORRECT ROOFING LIC. CCC132791- All
Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
oofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.
HAVE TOOLS WILL TRAVEL- Carpentry Only.
The Original 21 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
pentry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
Wood. Lic.#C5754, Insured. 821-9973.


* Bedrooms e Room
* Baths Additions
SKitchens Porch
Storm .',' ,!t Enclosures
Storm offit &
Protection ,- Fas ia

Whitman Contractor, Inc.
SAll Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
727-528-8979
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336

RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,










E PLACEMENT WINDOWS






Call on experienced help!
Residential Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurrooms
cane Windows, Concrete Slabs. Visa, Mas-


















Additions Kitchens & Baths Design Service
ter Card, Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts727-804-4300.
RX11066857.

PADULA

















Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 /// 515-7509 cell /// 321-5717 eves.
Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
CBC-035154
SWOOD DECKS
REPLACESTORENT WINDOWS









Pressure Washed, Sealed, Tinting, Repairs.
Also Porches, Carports, Driveways Very Af-








fordable. 727-344-1529.
CONTEMPLATING CONSTRUCTION?
Callon experienced help!


















JERRY'S LAWN SERVICE Not Happy with
Your Present Lawn SCommervice? Call Safe Rooms
Additions Kitchens & Baths szDesign Service


















Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,DULA
Edging, Blopment & Construction Company Inc.
CBC-035154

WOOD DECKS
RESTORED






Debris re Washed, Sealed, Tinting,jobs. Reasonable
Also Porches, Carports, Driveways. Very Af-727-341-0185
fordable. 727-344-1529.


TUTOR READING & MATH- Specialist. Mas-
ters Degree Retired Elementary Ed. Teacher.
$30 per hour, In your Home. 727-504-9865


JERRY'S LAWN SERVICE Not HaM tth
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimmin We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask fgr Pete.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185


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BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
SPECIAL FREE
Clean ups & Stump Grinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
Serving Pinellas Since 1967
GREAT YARD WORK- Raking Leaves, Clean
Up Lots, Apartment Clean-Outs, Garages.
Trim Palm Trees, Tree Removal, Edging, Etc.
Sylvester, 460-8721.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
*Trees cleaned, elevated,
i topped or removed
i i Stump grinding
Hazardous limb removal
l* Storm and roof protection
Uc.#0700008985
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601


Coppolas Tree Service

Always Discunted Rates For Gulfport Residents. FR
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist "REE
322-0890 MULCH
Tree Trimming
Over 20 Years in Gulfportj
Certified Arborist Over 10 Years
Member International
Society of Aborculture
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.
LAWN & HAUL PROPERTY SERVICES- Af-
fordable Prices. Property Maintenance. Mow-
ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Re-
moval, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Call Dave,
727-215-2229.
RELAX-LET US TAKE
CARE OF YOUR LAWN
Complete Lawn & Landscape. Maintenance,
Design, Installation. Reliable Annual Service.
Lic./Insured. Free Estimates. Clean Cut, 727-
251-1947, 727-251-4638.
J'S LAWN MAINTENANCE- Mowing, Edging,
Trimming, Sodding, Planting & Mulching.Free
Estimates. Licensed. 323-4792.
www.jslawn.com






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EMERALD GREEN



727-743-7731
Insured & Licensed
Mowing General Cleanup Blowing
Trimming Dump Trailer Available Hedge rimming



MOVING ANYWHERE
U.S.A.
Furniture & Household Goods. If Your Mov-
ing Long Distance I Can Save You Big Bucks.
Small Loads Welcome. 727-515-2100.
CLEAN-UP AND HAULING -727-593-4203.
Same Day Service!
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.


PAINTING PAINTING, PAINTING Interior,
Exterior. Handyman Services. Owner Oper-
ated, Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free Esti-
mates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.
PHIL'S PRESSURE
CLEANING/PAINTING
Residential/Commercial. Interior& Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.

MASTERS PAINTING & DECORATING- In-
terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Quality Work Over 25 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.
BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
1088.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-7965. Since
1985. Green Available, Paintstore Referred.
Call Anytime. 727-643-1920, 727-381-2057.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
AFFORDABLE
PAINTING BY
Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.
PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR-& Faux
Finishing. Small or Large Jobs OK. 25+ Years
Experience. 727-328-9270. CBC-1251477.


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


SMALL JOB SPECIALIST- Senior Discount.
CFC057034. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.

When You Need a Plumber
...Call the Best!







Specializing In
Water Conservation & Repairs
GreenPlumbers Accredited
321-0964
Licensed & Insured Uc.#CFC057553







PLUMBING
Senior Discount

321-4276
Emergency Service

DISCOUNT PLUMBING-Hot Water Tanks,
Faucets, All Your Plumbing Needs. Reason-
able Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs. Experi-
ence. Lic. (RF67158) and Insured. 727-823-
6425.


PRESSURE WASHERS
Repairs All Brands. New & Used Equipment.
St. Pete PSI 727-278-9579.









JAMES CUNNINGHAM HOME ORGANIZER
Let Me Organize Your Life Today. 727-321-
2893, 727-542-7696. 50% Off New Custom-
ers.
www.jamescunninghamhomeorganizer.com
SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
TRAVELING HAIR-
DRESSER AVAILABLE
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.









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TYPING/TRANSCRIPTION- Professional
Service Offered at Affordable Rates. 25 Years
Experience. Term Papers, Medical/Other
Trasnscription. Quality is Everything! 727-418-
5295.
PIRATES POWERWASH- Family Owned, Ex-
perienced & Insured. Commercial/Residential
Cleaning from Homes to Shopping Centers.
We Treasure our Customers. 727-644-3102.

PET SITTING
BY SYLVIA
In Your Home or Mine. Less Stress on Your
Pet. Individual Attention With Hugs And Kiss-
es! 727-343-7230. Cell-813-748-0325.
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visit www.shopgbg.com/tony45
view video, click opportunity or call 727-479-
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1988 SUZUKI SAMURAI- Mint Condition. 3-
tops, Black. 2 seater. 5 spd. 4WD. $4000. call
302-0131
2002 FORD VAN- 15 Passenger, Less than
35K Original Miles, Immaculate. $8K. Les,
727-560-6754.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.

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


COMPAQ PRESARIO 3555-Mini-Computer,
Windows XP Front & Back USB, 40 Gb, CD,
Floppy, Programs. $95. 727-345-1367.


GLASSTOP TABLE 54" x 36", w/Four Chairs,
Like New, Purchased at Leader's, $200 o.b.o.
384-9085.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- Beautiful Light-
ed Mirrored & Glass w/36" Color Magnavox
Television, Plenty of Room for Your Crystal
Glassware, Surround Sound System, Stereo,
DVD Player with Storage Area for DVD's &
CD's. New $2400. Reduced from $995. Must
Sell $595. Call 727-345-2114.

SINGLE BED- $50. Blue Recliner, $75. 727-
321-3730.
BEAUTIFUL 1030's OAK CHINA CABINET-
6Ft. Tall, 4Ft. Wide. Great Condition, Will Sac-
rifice for $400. Call 727-488-5818.

VACUUM CLEANERS- Nearly New. Upright
Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.
RANGE $79-Refrigerators, All Sizes, Wash-
er-Dryer Sets, $159. Stackables/Portables,
Wholesale Mattresses, Furniture, All Service
Prompt, Free Gas, We Buy! 546-3226.



SCATTER YOUR
LOVED ONES ASHES
Intrenational Waters Document Signing. Blue
Hawaii Charters. 727-864-3064
CHRISTMAS TREE 7-1/2 FT.-lncludes Orna-
ments, Lights, Stand, $35, 381-7070.
FAX/COPIER BROTHER MSC-8500. Work on
Plain Paper Toner Cartridge $25. Scanner Vi-
sionwer #8900USB 1 Touch. New in Box $25.
727-345-1367.

OTHER WORLDS
METAPHYSICAL SHOP
Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
tion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Tuesday-
Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-
2800.
www.theotherworlds.com
Business is Great, Thank You!
THE GOLD ELEPHANT "A World of Trea-
sures", Unique Gifts, Jewelry, Furniture, Col-
lectibles & Much More. 794 Pasadena Ave. S.
343-8753. Credit Cards Accepted. Shop Early
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TOY CARS- All Types, Cases or Boxes, $100
Each, Firm. 727-744-2710.
TREADMILL PROFORM 345- Barely Used,
$285 Firm. Recliner, Dark Tan, Great Condi-
tion, $75. Microsoft Wireless Keyboard, Used
Once, 435.727-417-7769.
3 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS- w/Bags 1-$80, 1-
$30, 1-$20. Good Golf Bags $7.00 each. Many
Individual Clubs $5-$20. 727-381-0149.
TAMPA BAY RAYS FLAGS- Gator FSU Miami
Team Spinners/Flags. Special Sale At Fun in
the Sun, 423 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach.
TOOL CABINET- Husky. Red metal, 34"h X
27"WX18"Deep. 3 drawers on top. Door on
Bottom. $75 call 384-6833
MCCOY TRAFFIC LIGHT COOKIE JAR-
1940's Duck Cookie Jar. $75 for Both. 727-
321-9019.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
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. Closed Sunday &
Monday.
LARGE FISH TANK- On top of Cabinet (In-
cluded). $80. 727-344-1529.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
HANDICAPPED EQUIPMENT- Shower
Chair, $25. Potty Chair, $35. Folding Walker,
$35. Rolling Walker, $100. Folding Wheelchair,
$125. Executive Wheelchair, $200. Hospital
Bed & Mattress, $225. Cash Only! Saturday
9a.m-6p.m. 727-343-4467.


1989 Carver Montego
With Trailer

Immaculate! 25.5 ft.
All Records
$16,500

727-321-6907


WE GO THERE! 321-6965

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LOW Mours. iwin ouu T inanaL npul,
Warranted until 2010. Tower w/controls,
Furuno Navnet w/64 mile radar, sounder,
plotter, GPS, C-map. two 6-1/2 inch
screens, one 10-1/2 inch screen, life raft,
EPIRB, auto pilot, windglass, outriggers,
A/C, generator, 2 pgs of options..

$199,900 Call 727-639-0951



CHIWEENIE PUPPIES- (Daschound & Chi-
huahue Mixes) $250. 727-481-9246.


I BUY FISHING TACKLE Cash Paid. Reels,
Rods, Tackle Boxes. New, Used or Antique.
Call Captain Jim, 727-460-9352.
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Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est. 1969 .
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e> FREE APPRAISALS 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE S
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CASH MONEY BUYER!-Will Pay on the Spot
for Guitars and Guns!! Clean out that Closet!
Retired Banker and Collector. Will Come to
You. 727-367-3474.
WANTED PICK UP TRUCK- $1500 or Less.
Any Year, Don't Care about Paint or Uphol-
stery, Must Run & Drive. 727-458-5314.
I BUY ANTIQUES- Jewelry, Watches, Mili-
tary, Helmets, Bayonetes, Medals, Binoculars,
Pocket Knives, Musical Instruments, Sewing
Machines, Cameras, Train Sets. 727-410-
5628.


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NOTICE OF SALE
Southwest Pinellas Storage Center (SWPSC)
hereby publishes notice, as required by the
Florida "Self Storage Facility Act" Sections
83.806 and 83.807, of a public sale of property
listed below to satisfy a landlord's lien. All sales
are for cash to the highest bidder and are
considered final. SWPSC reserves the right to
reject any bids. The sale shall be held at the
following location listed below on

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#407 Robert Lydick
Air Conditioner, Appliances,
Household Misc.
#9 Lynn Moore
Kayak, Furniture, Golf Clubs
Misc Household Goods
#416 Lenora Summerall
Asst. Household Goods
#98 Kari Ferowich
Furniture, Electronics,
Asst. Household Goods
#18E Michael Bolden
Furniture, Asst. Household Items


441 22ND ST. NORTH.-Sat. 29th, 9-? Antique
Beds (Full/King), Collectibles, Tools, House-
hold.
HUGE YARD SALE-Baby/Toddler, Christmas,
Household Items, New Custom Jewelry, Cloth-
ing, and Much More! 6555 Gulf Winds Dr., St.
Pete Beach. Sat., 11/29, Not Before 9 a.m.
Rain Date 12/6.
LARGE LARGE GARAGE SALE- Lots of
Items, Large & Small. Appliances, Patio, Etc.
Fri/Sat, 8-5p.m. 4510 22nd Ave. South.
MOVING OUT OF STATE- 1988 Suzuki Sam-
urai- Mint condiditon. Christmas Items. An-
tiques. Other Household items. 1025 61st St.
S. Saturday, 8am-3pm
11255 1ST ST. E.-Treasure Island. (turn @
waffle house & take 1st. left) Very Nice Misc.
Women's Clothing Size 4-10. Books, Furni-
ture. Friday (Sat.?) 8am.
2822 48TH ST. S.- Fri./Sat., 8-4. No Early
Birds! Christmas, One of a Kinds.
2926 51ST ST. S.- Saturday, 8-? Something
for Everyone. Good Stuff.


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Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immac-
ulate 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,1 humbly beseech
you from the bottom of my heart to secure me
into m necessity (make request). There are
none that can wit stand 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.
11/13-12/11/08 C.T.4.E.


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. J. R.


NEVER FAILING PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary(Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

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ida Room, Laundry Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard.
$850/Mo. 727-804-5596.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
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Large Florida Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Ga-
rage. $1000/Mo. One-Year Lease. Bob, 727-
452-9290.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1BR $775, $1100. 2BR
$1000. St. Pete South $595. Annual Condos.
Call Chris, 727-480-8882, SPB REALTY.
WATERFRONT PASADENA- 1BR/1.5BA Up-
dated Unit, Carport, W/D, Pool & All Amenities.
$800/Mo. Yearly. Call Today! THE SUN TEAM,
727-345-0099.
1BR/1BA APT. ON-St. Pete Beach, Unfur-
nished, Annual Lease. 727-252-9163.
FREE 1ST MONTHS RENT- Move in w/$385
Security. 1BR/1BA, Walk to Gulport Art District,
Marina. No Application Fee. 727-638-4797.
1BR/1BA GARAGE APT.-Private, Clean.
Newly Renovated. $400/Mo. or $500 with Utili-
ties Included. Plus First, Last, & $200 Security.
727-656-8847.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. SO.- 2BR Apt., $625/
Mo. 1 Mos. Security Dep. 727-302-9838.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
school. HUD approved. 321-1793 or 644-
4519.



To Qualified Tenants within 6 weeks or
We Give You 50% Discount on our
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GULFPORT 3007 CLINTON ST. S.- Wonder-
ful Location! 2 Blocks from Beach, Short Walk
to Town. 1,000SF 2BR/1BA, C/H/A, $1050/Mo.
& Utilities. Year Lease, Non-Smoking. Pet OK.
Available After January 1st. 203-710-3195.
TOWN SHORES LANCASTER- Deluxe 2BR/
2BA, Waterview, Excellent Condition. Newly
Remodeled. $1100/Mo. Annual. Free Rent 1st
Month if Rented by Dec. 1st. No Pets. Call 727-
688-7337.
TWO HOUSES ON ONE LOT- 1BR $400, 2/1
$430. Both $725. 1136 16th St. N. 727-710-
0189.


WATERFRONT CONDO-with Spectacu-
lar View, Spacious 1BR, Newly Renovated
w/Florida Room, Steps to Heated Pool and
Fishing Dock on Boca Ciega Bay. $750/mo. in-
cludes Cable & Water. One Year Lease. South
Pasadena 55+ 727-347-0402.
TYRONE HOUSE $995/Mo. Cozy, 2/1/1,
Dollhouse, Updated, CHA, Large Corner Lot,
Pets OK, First and Security, 727-804-6992.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1. Lovely Yard, Big
Porch, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Closets,
Parking. $775/Mo. plus Security. WSG Includ-
ed. Smoke Free. 727-424-6085.
TOWN SHORES WATERFRONT- Large 2BR/
2BA w/Beautiful View of Marina & Waterway.
Over 55. Annual Lease. 727-204-6767.
SPB 1BR/1BA- $595/Mo. 1 Block from Beach.
Gulfport 1BR/1BA, $600. 1 Block to Beach
Blvd. 727-363-1074.
SOUTH PASADENA BAY ISLAND- Gated
Waterfront Condo. 2BR/2BA, Partially Fur-
nished. Tennis, Pools, Exercise Room. $1250/
Mo. Includes Water & Cable. 727-385-3654.
GREAT ST. PETE LOCATION- 2BR/1 BA Apt.
Walk to Tampa Bay, Downtown, All Children's
& Bayfront Hospitals. 10 Minute Drive to Stet-
son & Eckerd Colleges & Beaches. $795/Mo.
Please Contact Arif, 727-243-3284.

GARAGE STORAGE
10x20, $120/Mo. Vicinity: 58th St. & Gulfport
Blvd. 727-710-1949.

FREE 1/2 MONTH
W/$675 DEPOSIT
Like New! 2/1 Yearly Lease. C/H/A, Carpet &
Tile Throughout, Patio. W/S/G Paid. Small Pet
OK. Small Yard. $725/Mo. 5320 29th Ave. S.
#C. Call RJ 727-647-0331.
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 3BR/2BA House
plus Large Florida Room. Eat-In Kitchen, C/
H/A, Washer/Dryer, Shed. Large Fenced Yard
with Patio. Close to Everything. $1150/Mo.
$800 Damage Deposit. 727-278-4852, 727-
942-7606.
FOR SALE OR RENT- 3BR/2BA, Unfurnished,
Immaculate, Park-Like Setting, New Upgrades.
Lawn Service Included. $800/Mo./$117,500.
1st/Last/Security. No Pets. 1-727-379-3708.
FREE 1ST MONTHS RENT- Move In w/$385
Security, Studio's & 2BR/1BA Available. Con-
venient Downtown Location. No Application
Fee. 727-638-4797.
GULFPORT RENTALS-$500 Gets you
in! 3BR/1BA Apt. Soon available, WSG/gas
$900. 2BR/1BA Apt. Available Dec.1 WSG/
gas $750. Call 727-321-6625/727-644-6074.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965


MIDTOWN lbr/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $495
CHILDS PARK 2br $645 laundry rm / 3br w CHA new flooring $745
ALONG THE TRAIL Great lbr/lba on site laundry ONLY $625
HISTORIC PARK ST 2br/lba/lc Hrdwd flrs Ig scr rm large yrd $895
GULFPORT 3br/2ba/lcg New home open flor plan tile floors $995
ALONG THE TRAIL Great lbr/lba on site laundry ONLY $625
NE ST PETE 3br/2ba/2cg spacious & comfortable great area $1150
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2BR/2BA, Decorator Furnished. Available
Minimun 3 Mos. ($2900/Mo.) or Annual Lease
Available. Waterfront St. Pete Beach. So. Pas-
adena 1BR/1.5BA, w/Fantastic Waterview, 7th
Floor, Unfurnished. $850/Mo. MARCOUX RE-
ALTY, INC. 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494.



Manchester Bldg. 2/2 unfurnished, top floor, 55+.
$900mo. annual lease or purchase for $150,000.
Call Pattie Hutchinson
C21 Sunshine Realty
727-492-7366



STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
S. PASADENA-Chateau Tower. 2BR/2BA with
Waterfront View. Newly Renovated. Secure
Building with Lots of Amenities. 727-546-0644
or 727-432-1832.

ASK ABOUT
MOVE-IN SPECIAL
2BR/1BA, C/H/A, All ages welcome. Water,
Garbage, Cable Included. $750/Mo. Call Man-
dy, 727-623-7689.
IMMACULATE 2BR/1BA/CARPORT- C/H/A,
W/D Hookup, FencedYard. $800/Mo. 1st, Last,
$700 Security. Small Pets OK. 1806 56th St. S.
727-343-2673.
MOTHER-IN-LAW APT.-Microwave Cook-
ing. All Utilities Including Cable/Internet. Fur-
nished/Unfirnished, Bus, Single Only. No Pets/
Smoking. $575/Mo. 9th Ave./49th St. 727-321 -
6531.
VICINITY BOCA CIEGA HIGH- 5901 & 5925
Fairfield Ave. S. 1BR $600/Mo. C/H/A, W/S/G
Inlcuded. Move-In Special. Broderick & Asso-
ciates, Inc. 727-544-1403.
www. broderickrealty.com
GULFPORT 1BR/1BA- Key West Style Cot-
tage, Near Pier & Beach. Available Dec. 1st.
W/D, Tenant Check. $650/Mo. 502-9479.
SO. PASADENA- Chateau Tower, 2BR/2BA,
4th Floor Waterfront-Balcony Sunsets, New
Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $1000/Mo.
Includes Carport. All Amenities. 631-834-
5242.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED- Pool, Laundry Facili-
ties, French Qtrs. 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S. $650/
Mo. 727-347-0909 or 727-804-8546.
LARGE S. PASADENA CONDO- Waterfront.
1Br/1.5Ba. Covered parking. Small pet OK.
$900/mo. Annual lease. 727-864-3064.
1BR APT. SENIOR WELCOME- $500/Mo. In-
cludes Utilities. Personal Assistance if Neces-
sary. 43rd St. & 12th Ave. S. 727-327-5869 or
478-290-6277.

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No Rent Until January 2009. Large 800 sq. ft.
1BR Apt. w/CHA, on North Side, Large Eat-
in Kitchen, H.W. Floors, Clean, Quiet, Cat
Friendly, $650/mo. Includes W & G, Deposit
Moves You In! 727-642-4009.
GULFPORT 5325 9TH AVE. S.- 2BR/2BA,
Corner Lot, Newly Remodeled. $850/Mo. &
Security. Call MICKEY THE REALTOR, L.C.
322-8030.


GULFPORT BEACH CONDO- New 2/1, New
Furnishings. Pool, All Amenities, W/D. Weekly,
Monthly, Seasonal. No Pets. 727-343-1242,
727-776-1353.
TOWN SHORES RENTALS- Manchester
#111, 1BR/1BA Deluxe, Open Patio on Wa-
ter, Semi-Annual. Nottingham #604, 1BR/1BA
Deluxe, Open Floor Plan/Waterviews, New
Carpet/Paint, Semi-Annual. Kenmore #209,
1 BR/1BA, Carport, Semi-Annual/Annual. Dip-
lomat #607. 1 BR/1.5BA Deluxe, Beautiful Wa-
ter Views, Annual. Call Annie Thompson for
Details. SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY, 727-
347-0187.
TREASURE ISLAND- Furnished,
Spacious,1BR/1BA Paradise Island. Walk
to Beach. $700/Mo. 6 Mo Lease or $1100
Month-to-Month plus Utilities. Petless. 727-
360-3015.
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA- With enclosed Sun-
room. Overlooking Bay. 2nd Floor. Upscaled
renovations. 55+. Off street parking. WSG Inc.
$800/mo. 727-403-8702.
GULFPORT VACATION 1/1- Rental. Very
Clean & Furnished will ALL amenities. Walk to
Beach & Restaurants. View @
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
Residential Address 5039 29th Ave. S., Apt. B.
727-418-7272.

WATERFRONT
STUDIO CONDO
Fantastic View, C/H/A, Carport, Boat Dock,
New Paint. No Pets, Adult. Excellent Location,
Close to Maximo Marina. $765/Mo. Includes
Cable TV. 727-865-9707.
www.jerryswaterfrontcondo.com



GENT-SHARING CLEAN CHRISTIAN
HOME-Must Have Good Character. All Chan-
nels Satellite TV, Utilities Included. $395/Mo.
Gandy/4th St. Bus. 727-798-0895.
GULFPORT UNFURNISHED-Room in 2BR
House. Share with 1 Other, Bath, Kitchen, Liv-
ing Room and Large Yard. $120/Wk. 727-502-
7139 Leave Message.

LARGE
FURNISHED ROOM
St. Pete Area. Very Nice Home, C/H/A, Water,
Electric, Cable Included. $95/Wk. High Speed
Internet Available in Home. Call Tim, 727-698-
3506.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $120 Wk. 727-323-1039.
WE GO THERE! 321-6965


OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENA- At Executive
Bldg. 727-209-0606.
$250/MO. FULL SERVICE- Great Location
for Small Businesses. 120-900 sq-ft available.
Rents includes Utilities, Cleaning. Free Inter-
net/Conference Room. 3530 1st Ave. N. 727-
501-6078.

STORAGE ST. PETE- A/C, 31 1/2x12W,
Fenced. 701 37th St. S. $275/Mo. Call 727-
347-5100.



GREAT WATERVIEWS
REDUCED to $269,000
Pasadena Ciega Cove, 2/2 Condo, Beautifully
Remodeled, Brand New Kitchen, Large Bal-
cony, 1400sf Living Area, Pool, Tennis, Pets
OK. Call Linda Stone, COLDWELL BANKER,
727-365-6296.
TOWN SHORES EMBASSY #212- 2BR/
2.5BA & Bonus Room. Huge (2210SF) Corner
Unit on Wide Open Water w/Panoramic Views.
Many Energy Efficient Upgrades Include New-
er Windows, Storm Shutters. Stackable W/D in
Pantry Area. Carport. Small Pets Allowed. Al-
ice Janisch, 727-492-3120. R.W. CALDWELL
REALTY.


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4325 8 Av N $99,900!
3955 2 Av N $148,300!
5005 5 Av N $138,000!
5980 Shore Blvd Diplomat 1002 $229,000!


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Gulfport Marina District South Beautifully renovated
New listing 2809 47th St. 1922 bungalow 2bedrm/2bath,
South Masonry cottage, Relaxing, front porch, hardwood
2bedrooms/lba with florida fls., newer kitchen & baths.
room. French doors, terrazzo fls. Fenced yards all in upcoming
Newer roof and more. Just 1/ neighborhood, just steps to Lk
block from Gulfport Marina and Maggorie. 139,900
Clam Bayou. 222,900 Gulfport Condos
St. Petersburg 5900 Shore Blvd. The Embassy
Old South East 283 18th #604 Waterfront 2bdrm/2ba
Ave. South. Home plus income 1450 sq. ft. of open water views.
1921 Key West Style 3bdrm/2ba. Newer windows, storm shutters,
Up & down covered porch to CH/A & more. Beautifully
enjoy the breeze. Hdwd fls. maintained. Furniture negotiable.
Large livingrm ,formal dining. Lease option available. 234,900
Beautifully remodeled kitchen 4902 31st Avenue South #
and both baths. 4 car garage w/ 102 Waterview 2bdrm.2ba
2bdrm/2ba income apt above, totally renovated to perfection.
Walk to Lassing park and Tampa Upscale cosmopolitan feel. Price
Bay. Great potential! 350,000 inclds. furnishings. Must be seen
Lake Maggorie to be appreciated. New Price
New listing 772 38th Ave. 199,500


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600 71st Ave. Get a piece of
the Beach! 2bdrm/1 ba
child-proof pool. Steps to the Gulf
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furnished Investment, or home,
this one can't be beat 3 day
minimum rental. Now 235,000
For Rent
"Town Shores Condo: furnished, 1
bedroom, 1 bath, water views.
Sleeps 4. Covered parking, pools,
clubhouse. 55+. $850 per month,
6 month minimum seasonal, $750
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EMBASSY 608 IN TOWNSHORES- Large
1BR/1.5BA Condo (1200SF). New Windows
Overlooking Boca Ciega Bay, Hurricane Shut-
ters, Tile in Remodeled Kitchen, Hall & Baths.
Newer Heater & A/C, Extra Closet Space,
Coinless Laundry Same Floor, Covered Park-
ing, $167,000. Available to Show Anytime.
727-341-1030.

THE SECRET IS OUT!- Town Shores of Gulf-
port. Buckingham 501-2/2, Open Water, Beau-
tiful, PRICE EDUCED! $239,900.
Jamison 211-2/2, Priced to Sell, Furnished &
Sweet, $132,000. See forYourself. Call Today!
Bill Sampson, Jr. BAIRD REALTY GROUP,
727-776-7280.

TOWN SHORES 1BR DELUXE-Fairfax Build-
ing, Wonderful Water View in a Great Building.
$139,000.727-420-4214.


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6020 Shore Blvd #712 Wide open water view across Boca Ciega Bay to Don CeSar and the Gulf, pets
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*OPEN HOUSE 12/7/08 (1-4PM) 1847 Shore Drive S #419 Totally remodeled dream with granite throughout,
huge CA walk-in closet, large laundry room... Hard to Pass On @ $300K
1868 Shore Drive S #414 Spectacular wide open water view corner unit remodeled in '07, new windows and
one you have to see to believe @ $249,700.00
HOMES UNDER $150K *
12368 70th Street N Pool home in much sought-after Pinebrook Estates, new 16-in ceramic tile, '06 Fibertech
pool finish, fenced yard, and lovely place to call home @ $149,900
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beach cottage with remodeled kitchen, cherry cabinets, and 3 blocks from your own private beach at the
Surfside Beach Club ONLY $179,700
*OPEN HOUSE 12/7/08 (1-4PM) 885,67th St. St. Pete 3BR with in-law apartment, large fenced yard
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$150K
WATERFRONT CONDOS UNDER $150K *
1893 Shore Drive S #308 Spectacular waterview with 23ft of windows overlooking Boca Ciega Bay split 2/1
bedroom layout best price in building @ $120,000
1868 Shore Dr S #209 Spectacular... light & bright fully furnished 2/2 plus Fl Rm immaculate and nicely
updated. 2 heated pools, and what you have been looking for at ONLY $140K
1868 Shore Dr S #308 WOW!!... fully furnished down to silverware, this light & bright condo has "my new
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TOO GOOD TO PASS UP (ai $400 AND UNDER *
7232 41t Ave S. St. Pete Remodeled with granite and stainless steel kitchen, this alley-access Pasadena home
has a private fenced yard with pool, 3 gorgeous baths, office, family room, and fireplace the old Pasadena
house you have been waiting for ONLY $400K


I I Price


1819 Shore Dr S #304
500 64th Ave.
6775 Flamingo Way S
7400 Sun Island Dr S #504
5575 Gulf Blvd #122
3014 58th St S
1324 Pasadena Ave #205


Gulfport
St. Pete Beach
South Pasadei
Bay Island
St. Pete Beach
Gulfport


$89,700
S $299,900
na $159,900
$169,900
S $175,000
$259,000
SOLD $100,000


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1868 Shore Dr 5 #208
1847 Shore Dr S #118
2319 Sunrise Dr SE
1868 Shore Dr S #601
7400 Sun Island DrS #103
1834 Shore Drive S #11


South Pasadena $149,900
South Pasadena $195,000
Tropical Shores $199,700
South Pasadena $275,000
Bay Island $139,300
St Pasadena UNDER CONTRACT


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Your Way and Save....Priced Below Market
at $265,000. Call Tanya Baird-Repka, BAIRD
REALTY GROUP, 727-458-7103.

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1820 Gray St. S.
3/1.5 masonry
$139,900
2719 52nd St. S.
3-1br/1ba units, huge lot.
$179,900
5106 15th Ave. S.
3br/1ba, masonry on large lot.
s89.900
6020 Shore Dr. S.
Town Shores Windsor 908
1br/1.5ba deluxe, covered parking,
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2830 48th St. S.
2 bed/1 bath, Hdwd firs,
ceiling fans, CHA, fenced
rear yard + detached garage.
A gem! Steps to marina &
Clam Bayou. Priced to sell.
Reduced! Only $139,000


Beauty! Avalon #111
Ground floor 2bed/2bath stunning
deluxe ground floor unit. $155,000!
Reduced $149,000
VACANT LAND (St Pete 50x120
Price reduced!! $2511!!
Ready to build!


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Pelican Creek!
HUGE! 3/2 executive townhouse
on the green!1800+ sq.ft.,
water views w/two balconies
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Seller motivated!
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(Stetson area)
3 Br pool home has it all! 2 bdrm,
terrazzo firs, CHA, 2 art deco baths
+ adorable kitchen in main house
w/attached guest suite + huge
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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION !!
$219000 $200,000


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Wide Open Water Diplomat 209 -1 Br/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. $158,000
IVANHOE 106 This darling 1Br standard offers new tile,
beautiful patio outside er. Come sit & enjoy your patio
& watch tie dolphins play. Beautiful waterview. No pets.
$99,000
HAMPTON 402 2/2 deluxe, totally equipped from pots &
pans to a Christmas tree. Beautifully furnished. Storm shutters.
Come & enjoy the backyard barbeque. $169,900
LANCASTER 604 1 Br deluxe with all new laminnent floors
throughout. New kitchen & appliances, new windows, patio,
beautifully furnished throughout. Reduced $138,000
LANCASTER #415 2/2 deluxe end unit where incredible
waterviews abound. Furnished beautifully. All new: Windows,
C/H/A; flooring + much more. Stormshutters, too many
upgrades to mention. Furnished throughout. $220,000


Avalon #210 2Br standard. Great unit, offering; HT/AC,
appliances less than 1-year, extremely well maintained. Bright
& cheery. Fully furnished. Pet friendly, covered parking,
exceptional value! $104,999
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. $115,000
KENMORE 109 Modernized features, easy to maintain. 1Br.
Standard. Back yard pool. Must see to appreciate. Reduced
price from $118,500 to $104,900
CHATHAM BLDG. #111 Completely furnished 1Br deluxe.
New windows in be i ated kitchen. New tile
& laminate floors thrugu. a pa overlooking marina.
Pet friendly $125,000
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$129,000

Ivanhoe 1 Br deluxe Avalon 2Br/2Ba
Kenmom 1 Br standard


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