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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: December 4, 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Inside
this week...


Historic Northeast
Tour of Homes
see page 12

Mad Music's
Holiday Recital
see page 15

Gulfport Lions Club
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, 7 am Noon
see page 15

Industrial Center
Names Mustang
see page 16

Community Players
Holding Auditions
see page 20

St. Pete Pride Hires
Two Staffers
see page 22

Election Qualifying
Ends December 10
see page 27

Literacy Council
Reading Class
see page 31

This N' That
In South Pasadena
see page 33


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Gulfport Tree Lighting Ceremony


By Leigh Clifton
Looking like little Broadway stars in Santa hats and huge grins, kids from the Child Care program at
the Recreation Center wrapped up the Christmas Celebration at Clymer Park with the Grand Finale
flourish. Singing and dancing to Santa Baby and All I Want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus, they also
somehow managed to incorporate a rap song in the middle of the show, which was a big hit with the crowd


of over 300 people in attendance.


Extreme Water
Shortage Declared
The City of Gulfport recently
received a notice Southwest
Florida Water Management
District declaring a water
shortage order (SWF 08-044).
The Southwest Florida
water Management District
regularly monitors rainfall
patterns, river flows,
groundwater levels and
other drought indicators in
accordance with its Water
Shortage Plan. The indicators
reveal that the dry season
started a month early.
This new declaration, which
effects Pinellas, Hillsborough
and Pasco counties (including
all unincorporated areas),
means that a maximum of
once-per-week lawn watering
See Water, page 33


See Christmas, page 48


Gulfport Lion Turns 100
Lion Eleanor
Rosbach celebrated
her 100th birthday
with the Gulfport
Lions Club on
November 12th (her
birthday was actually
the first). Eleanor
has been a member of
Lions International
for 26 years with
perfect attendance for,
all 26 years. Eleanor
joined the Gulfport
Lions in 2000 when
the St.Petersburg
evening club closed
up and has been a
faithful hard worker
ever since. In the
picture is Gulfport
See Lion, page 27


















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City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest!
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit andbrighten up
our City for the holiday season? Then
it's time to enter the City of Gulfport's
Holiday Decorations Contest. Stop
by the Gulfport Recreation Center or
City Hall to pick up an application to
enter your home or business. "Santa
and his Elves" will be judging on
Friday evening, December 19. No
one knows what time the big red
sleigh will travel through the City
of Gulfport, but please be ready by 6
p.m. Deadline to enter the contest is
Noon, Friday, December 19. There
are two theme categories: general
and commercial. The general theme
is for single/joint home only and the
commercial theme is for single/joint
business and professional locations,
including home occupations. A plaque
will be awarded to one winner of each
theme category and be presented to
them at the Gulfport's City Council
meeting (televised) Tuesday, January
6 at 7 p.m. It's time to show off your
fantastic holiday creation! Call
893-1068 for further information.

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

GULFPORT
LIONS CLUB
PANCAKE
BREAKFAST
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2008
Gulfport Lions Den
4630 Tifton Drive South
PANCAKES, SAUSAGES,
SCRAMBLED EGGS,
COFFEE, TEA
Serving from: Donation
7:00 AM until 12:00 Noon $4.00
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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.


Help Children's
Medical Services
Dominics Pizza Italian Restaurant
located at 2930 Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport is hosting a fundraiser
to benefit CMS (Children's Medical
Services). Bring the kids for a free
ice cream cone and candy canes. The
benefit will be held every Friday
and Saturday from 6-9 p.m. starting
December 5 through December 20.
All proceeds go to CMS.


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Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
(fax) 327-7830
Advertising@theGabber.com
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OPEN
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri
Closed Thursday
Publishers / Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
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Jeffrey White, Nenad Stjepanovic
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Contributing Writers
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The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not
necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
The Gabber is not liable for any errors in advertising beyond
the cost of the first printing of any advertisement.
Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.


Make Your Own Gift Fair
The Industrial Arts Center invites
the public to make memories and
save on holiday gift shopping with
its first Make Your Own Gift Fair
on Sunday, December 7 from 2 to
6 p.m.
IAC instructors will be on hand to
help attendees make blown glass
ornaments, lampwork beads, formed
metal ornaments and fused glass
suncatchers. The cost is only $25 per
gift.
"These are beginner projects that
anyone can complete successfully
with a little help," says IAC faculty
director Jackie Ballard, an award-
winning glass blower who teaches
the IAC's weekly Fun With Hot Glass
workshop. Completed gifts will be
one-of-a-kind creations that recipients
are sure to treasure for years to come.
Each gift will be completed within
15-25 minutes. An extended cooling
time is required for all hot glass
projects, so they will be available for
pickup at the next Gulfport Art Walk,
December 20th, or by appointment.
Learning Gift Certificates and IAC
memberships will also be available at
the event.


The Industrial Arts Center is located
at 2902A Beach Boulevard S. in the
Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. For
more information, call 289-9365 or
email classes@industrialartscenter.
org. Information about classes,
membership and sponsorship
is available online at www.
IndustrialArtsCenter.org.

Free Movie Theater
on the Bay
The City of Gulfport's next "Theater
on the Bay" is the cartoon movie "Toy
Story 2" Friday, December 19th at
6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Field (the
corner of Shore Blvd. S. and 58th
St. South). In this movie, Woody is
stolen by a toy collector and Buzz and
his friends promise to rescue him,
but Woody just may want to stay at
his new museum home.
Bundle up and bring your chairs,
blankets, family and friends to join
in the holiday spirit by the bay under
the stars! The Teen Council will
provide Concessions for purchase:
Popcorn, Soda and Water. And best
of all, the movie is free!


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Salsa Rivera Dance Studio
2819 50th St. S.
Beginner Salsa Group Classes
Beginner 7-8pm & Intermediate 1 8-9pm


Salsa Thursday's at the Gulfport Casino
5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport
727-893-1070
Beginners Combo 7-8pm
Weekly Combo 7:30-8:00pm
Intermediate 1 8-8:30pm
Music & Dance 8:30-10pm
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2819 50th St. S.
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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-
based initiatives and re-entry for
ex-offenders. All grant initiatives are
for the Childs Park area, generally
bounded by Fifth Ave. S. and 18th
Ave. S. between 34th St. S. and 49th
St. S.
Grant amounts will range from
$500 to $5000 per grant, however,
respondents may request higher
grant amounts if it can be justified in
the application. Grant amounts will
be based on total dollars available
at the time of award. For additional
information, call Janis Ford, Weed
and Seed coordinator at 892-5087
or Delquanda Turner, grants
chairperson at 547- ",, 17.


A Christmas Carol
Thursday, December 11, 2008
St. Petersburg Little Theatre
6 7:30 PM Silent Auction and Wine & Cheese | 8 PM Play
Reservations are required. Please RSVP by December 4th.
$25 for Individual Ticket -or- $50 for a Patron Ticket
(Includes a listing in the program)
All Proceeds Benefit Happy Workers Children's Center





Gulfport Liquors
Your Neighborhood Liquor Store
Encourages You to Shop Your Small Town American Merchants
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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.
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Free Drive-in Movie
St. Luke's UMC, 4444 Fifth Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg will show Prince
of Caspian" from the Chronicles of
Narnia on Friday, December 12 at
6:30 p.m. Please bring your most
comfortable blanket or lounge chair.
Food and drink will be available for
purchase or bring your own cooler. In
the event of rain, the movie will be
shown inside. Call 321-1335 or visit
www.st-lukesumc.com.


Gulfport's Famous Funky Cozy
Cottage Book Shop
Entire Collection of Sci-Fi
& Fantasy Paperbacks
HALF PRICE
Limited Time Only

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Youth & youth organizations offering their
art, crafts, fund-raising products, services
along with no-longer-used treasures
to the community in a market setting.
$$ $ Don't Miss this Opportunity! $$ $
y 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
info & registration also online at Discover22ndSt.com
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So. Pasadena Best
of Lights Contest
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.

Life Line Screening
Five health screenings will be
offered at the Senior Center on
Monday, December 8. Tests include


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E-mail:pouloskk@aol.com
Open7days M-S 6 a.m.-8 p.m.,Sunday7a.m.-3 p.m.

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Look For Our Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials!
4 'Best "Chef Salad" in Gulfport!





Southwest Pinellas Storage

700-51st St. South

Gulfport, Fl. 33707

727-321-9114


Open Tuesday Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-2
24/7 Access


Lowest Prices in Pinellas County


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Many Sizes Available


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
also be offered. Call 1-800-324-1851
for fee information and/or to schedule
an appointment.

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
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. A sitting and
walking meditation workshop is held
on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12, and
a yoga class in held on Sundays atfro
5-6 p.m. Also Full moon Ceremony on
December 12, 8p.m. till 11p.m. Call
322-2899 for more details or visit
www.gulfportlabyrinth.com.




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USCG Safe Boating
Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous cycle of
Safe Boating Classes every Tuesday,
7:30pm, Warren Webster Community
Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St.
Pete Beach (1 mile south ofDon CeSar)
Start at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
December classes include: "Your
Boat's Radio", Dec. 9; "Boating
Safety", Dec. 16; and "Which Boat is
for You" on Dec. 23. Cost is $36 for
13 weeks and includes a new 400-
page manual. Call Jim at 360-4846,
or Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at
865-2226.














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Other rail lengths and
shapes available.

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So we bring the store to you.

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





Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Tired of being told what to believe? We are
a lay led Fellowship guided by truth and
reason. We invite you to discover
Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
www.uuunited.org


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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A Touch of God Ministries Church
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Meeting at Dolphin Beach
Resort: Cypress Room
4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach
9:00 am Sunday
727-824-7741
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Children's Sunday School


Places of Worship
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section of the Gabber.
Open to all Religious
Organizations, run ads

Releases are always Free!
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Call 721-69 65 cmte


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
on Wednesday only.


Please Patronize
Our Advertisers


Seasonal Worship


.nancel Lnoir Loncert
Sunday, December 14
7:00pm, Reception to follow
Blue Christmas
Wednesday, December 17
7:00pm. Dedicated to the
memory of lost loved ones.


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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.

Smart Shopping at
Sophie's Attic
Holiday clothes, jewelry, gifts,
and decorations are waiting for you
at Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop, an
outreach mission of First United
Methodist Church Gulfport. They
are located near the corner of 28th
Avenue S. and 53rd Street. Hours are
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. noon.

DBSA Support Group
Are you depressed or bipolar or have
another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast




PRESBYTERIAN


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship ......................... 10:30 a.m.
Tenrflc Tuesday ............... 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard NE. Call Mary at
520-1856 for more information.










Worship with us Sunday
mornings at 10 am
Get info now at kingofpeacemcc.com


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KING OF PEACE
METROPOLITAN
COMMUNITY CHURCH
727-323-5857 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org

r Hearts Sunday Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
t Doors Traditional Serv. 10:30a
I Fellowship for all 11:30a
- I Wednesday Evenings
SDinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
I ifln i Faith Plugged In for
I Rt 12aP 41 al Contemporary 7:00p


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
d Wed 11am 7pm (same topic)
r 6315 Central Ave.
s 1i 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"


PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH

In the Sanctuary this Sunday:
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary
with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional

"Lunatic Fringe"
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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 bungalow, a classic
mid-20th Century style condo
penthouse, a wonderful 1920s two
story with Mediterranean influence
as well as a beautiful 1930 two story
Mediterranean, a stylish 1924 two-
story home completely renovated,
a charming 1920 two story home
and carriage house, a lovely two
story Colonial and an historically
significant 1913 "work in progress".
Spirits will be warmed by
the hospitality of Westminster
Presbyterian Church, Westminster
Palms Colonnade Guest House
and The Dickens House. Proceeds
will benefit Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Pinellas County and the
St. Petersburg Free Clinic both


wonderful organizations which work
tirelessly on behalf of families in
our community and the Historic
Old Northeast Neighborhood
Association.
Tickets can be purchased in advance
for $15, either by mail (checks should
be made out to HONNA and sent
with a stamped, self-addressed,
business-sized envelope to HONNA
Home Tour, P.O. Box 76324, St.
Petersburg, FL 33734 or at the
outlets you will find listed on www.
honna.org. Advance tickets will be
redeemed and day-of-event tickets
purchased for $20 at Westminster
Palms Colonnade Guest House and
Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Come join them and stroll or bike
the hex block sidewalks and tree-
lined brick streets, or ride in a
chauffeured van staffed by seasoned
guides! Established in 1911, the
Historic Old Northeast was one of
the first communities in the City of
St. Petersburg and is on the National
Register of Historic Places. For
further information please check
our website www.honna.org or call
895-4443.


Town Shores
Red Hatters
Mark your calendars for a cookie
exchange on December 14 at
1 p.m. Also, they will be having a
short meeting for all those going
on the cruise in January at 2 p.m.
following the cookie exchange. More
information will follow in December.

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.


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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
Sunday, December 7 is our next
blood drive. We will be serving
breakfast cooked to order for $3.50.
If you donate blood, your breakfast is
free. I hope everyone that can donate
will help us make this a good blood
drive.
On Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
the Auxiliary will hold their annual
Christmas party. All Auxiliary
members are invited to attend. If
you would like to participate in the
gift exchange, bring a $10 gift. Also,
everyone is asked to bring a covered
dish (with food) to share.
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 and dessert; party favors;
champagne at midnight and breakfast
at 12:30 a.m. Our terrific Southern
Knights Band will be entertaining
you. A seating chart is located in the
lobby. If you would like to join in the
festivities, but do not want dinner,
you can join us after 7 p.m. and pay
$15 which will include party favors,
champagne and breakfast.


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 lobby.
Friday, December 5, dinner will
be baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $7.75.
The second entree will be turkey ala
king, rice, cole slaw, roll and butter
for $5.50.
Saturday, December 6, we will be
serving pork loin, mashed potatoes,
gravy, vegetable, roll, butter and
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.
Monday and Fridays, Marlin will
be playing and singing in the lounge
from 3 to 6 p.m. Come in and listen to
some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
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Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on Saturdays
until 5 p.m.
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.

Bazaar, Lecture and
Auction at Museum
On Sunday, December 7 the
St. Petersburg Museum of History,
335 Second Avenue NE, will host a
fun and informative afternoon for
holiday shoppers. Everyone is invited
to attend the Old-Fashioned Holiday
Bazaar, Lecture and Silent Auction
from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. At noon,
meet and greet Tim Walsh, noted toy
historian and the author of "Timeless
Toys," as he talks about his new
book, "The WHAM-O Super Book."
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Gulfport Lions
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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.
Our motto: We Serve!

Mad Music's Student
Christmas Recital
Mad Music's Music School announces
their annual Student Christmas
Recital on Saturday, December 13 at 2
p.m. Come hear students perform rock
music, Christmas songs and more at
this free event. Event is co-sponsored
by Checkers Restaurant on Central
Avenue just east of Pasadena Avenue
and will be held in Checkers' east
parking lot. Bring a chair and join
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Gulfport's First Friday Art Walk
Visit Gulfport Beach for the First Friday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. on De-
cember 5th. We will officially dedicate the Gulfport Trolley which has hourly
service from downtown Gulfport to St. Pete Beach; it will be snowing on Beach
Blvd. with appropriate holiday tunes to get you in the spirit. Live entertain-
ment will light up Gulfport throughout. Art Walks take place every First Fri-
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The Starlights Performing Arts, Inc.
and Tymme's Seafood Restaurant
will hold a holiday yard sale and
breakfast on December 6 from 8-4 at
1500 16 Street S. Sale will feature
shoes, clothes, household items and
much more. Breakfast features fish
and grits for $6, salmon croquette
and grits for $5, and smoke mullet
for $7. Breakfast ends at 1 p.m.
Come out and support their holiday
fundraising.


IAC Mustang Named
The Gulfport Industrial Arts Center's
14-foot tall Mustang has a new name
-- Tall Drink of Water. Artist James
Oleson Jr. made the final selection
last week from a pool of nearly
100 names suggested by Gulfport
residents. A panel of judges selected
six favorites from names submitted
with donations of $1 or more in jars
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Yankee Swap. Bring an unwrapped
gift with no tags, price range $5-$6.
Refreshments will be served. Their
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Light Display
The Oakdale Christmas Display
located at 2719 Oakdale Street
S. in St. Petersburg is up and
running. The 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.

Stretch and Tone
Stretch and Tone is returning to
the Gulfport Recreation Center in
November. Come check out this fun
class full of great people lead by
Jean. Classes will be on Mondays
and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. The
fee will be $3 for each class. Bring
mat and light weights. Please call
John at the Rec. Center 893-1079
with questions.

Support Group
for Teens
Do you know a teen who is depressed,
bipolar or has another disorder? There
is a support group just for teens that
meets every Thursday evening from
7-9 p.m. at Northeast Presbyterian
Church, 4400 Shore Acre Boulevard
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Mary Lee and Dick Rector, Nova
Scotia and St. Pete: "We saw the
ad in the Gabber about the Saturday
Arts Walk and came down to shop
today. We are from Nova Scotia. We
were visiting friends and had found
a perfect place in St. Pete in a nice
mobile home park that we just love,
so we bought it and now spend six
months here. One Friday night, we
came down to Gulfport for an Arts
Walk and just fell in love with it. The
lights in the trees and the small vil-
lage feel just sold us on the spot! We
came down today to shop for Christ-
mas presents for family, friends AND
ourselves. My wife just bought a great
handmade necklace and we're also
looking for some ornaments for our
Christmas tree. She found a hand-
made ornament made of sea urchins
from Poppies Treasures. Look at how
unusual that is; you can't find things
like that at a mall. We were walking
around today and noticed a tartan
plaid cloth at one of the vendors that
was from Nova Scotia. The vendor
turned out to be from our home town!
What a small world; we just love it
here."


Susan Pippin, Atlanta, Ga.: "I'm
here visiting my parents for the
Thanksgiving holiday and I was so
happy there was a daytime Arts Walk.
I've been coming here for nine years
and I love shopping here. My parents
live close by, so I can just walk over to
the shops and restaurants. I feel safe
walking around at night and window
shopping by the quaint little shops.
There are so many unique gifts and
I usually end up going in and buying
something from one or two of them.
The big malls are so big and imper-
sonal. I really like those Astronomy
Club guys, with the big telescope.
How cool is that that you can look at
the stars while you're out shopping
and enjoying beautiful weather. I am
actually thinking of moving here my-
self and becoming one of the local ar-
tisans. I collect and make miniatures;
pottery and stained glass are my spe-
cialties and I think it would be a blast
to exhibit here at the Arts Walk. The
water is so close, the weather is mild,
it has a nice casual atmosphere, the
music is really great and I can walk
everywhere. This is just a perfect pic-
turesque town."


Eric and Ellen Vontillius, Tam-
pa: "Today is our 27 year anniver-
sary and we wanted to come over to
Gulfport because it was such a per-
fect day and we really like this area.
We thought it would be the perfect
place to spend our special day. As to
shopping, we prefer to buy gifts from
artisans and crafts people, instead of
a mass produced product. This event
is the perfect place to shop for Christ-
mas presents and we think Gulfport
is a charming little town. All of the
independent small businesses are
very friendly and that's hard to find
these days. These gifts are more per-
sonal and we like to support small
businesses. We love it here; if we
didn't have work in Tampa we would
move here. We have always avoided
shopping at the malls; shopping here
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Jane Sojka, Gulfport: "I'm here shopping for Christmas odds and ends; stock-
ing stuffers and unusual gifts. I shop here in Gulfport because I want to keep it
going, keep the local businesses in business. I think this is a quaint and different
town, so pretty and unique. I found a beautiful handmade wall pocket vase for
my daughter for Christmas. She lives in Chicago and just bought a house here so
she can winter here. She loves the area. Where else can you find wonderful stores
with one of a kind crafts, a beach in your front yard and beautiful sunsets?'


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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.

Writing Workshop
Rosiland Miller is offering a free
workshop at St. Petersburg College
West Branch Library, 68 Street N.
and Ninth Avenue on the college
campus. The workshop is ongoing
every Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
Topics include how to write from the
heart, structure your stories, writing
articles for money, motivation,
finding time to write your story,
how to publish your book and much
more.
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University of Baltimore and author
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Letters

Time to
Reconsider the Trolley
Dear Editor: Living on Gulfport
Boulevard, I get to see the Gulfport
Trolley run back and forth. It seems
to me that it's empty almost all of
the time. Doesn't the city realize that
the operating expenses (driver's sal-
ary, registration, gas, insurance, etc.)
are not worth it. Two months is more
than enough time to get a sense of its
value. It's time we discontinued the
Gulfport Trolley.
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Community Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2007, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Admission is Free
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The Gulfport Historical Society
will hold a Christmas craft party
on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
at the museum, 5301 28 Avenue
S. Members and guests are
encouraged to bring a Christmas
craft item to show, and explain
how it was made. Everyone is also
requested to bring a new toy for
donation to the Gulfport Police
Department annual toy drive.
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Suncoast Sierra Club
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.
On Thursday, December 18 at 6:30
p.m. they will hold a Potluck and
Wh.i lky Auction Christmas Party
Fundraiser at Moccasin Lake Park
in Clearwater. Visitors are welcome.
Please bring a dish to share and an
item to auction for our fundraiser.
You will find everything from tents to
teakettles, hiking boots to highchairs
at this auction. Proceeds will be
used for Sierra Club campaigns
and educational activities. For
information call Joyce at 526-5065.


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)
or Lew Lamb (343-3048).







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St. Pete Pride, Inc., producers
of Florida's largest Gay pride
celebration have hired two new paid
staff members to assist with the
production of the 2009 celebration
and the InterPride conference which
organizers are hosting next year in
October.
Greg D. Stemm was hired as the
new coordinator. Stemm was a
founding board member of St. Pete
Pride in 2003 and served as the first
Promenade chairperson. He was
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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
EnvironmentalManagementprovides
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.
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Holiday Puppies
Warm and cute. Wide-eyed and in-
nocent. Peering out of a box once tied
with a big red bow. Who wouldn't
want a puppy for Christmas?
But that's not the question. The
question is: Who's a good candidate
to receive such a gift?
The problem with holiday puppies
has everything to do with the holi-
days. It's a chaotic time, and pup-
pies need stability and routine. They
require significant one-on-one at-
tention, which is hard to give while
prepping hors d'oeuvres, filling glass-
es and basting a turkey.
And it's even harder to give en route
from JFK to LAX with a connecting
at O'Hare. Holiday travel simply
leaves no time for puppy.
But even for those staying put for
the holiday season, the home itself
is often turned on its head, filled
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ing tree playing host to a cornucopia
of bite-sized glass ornaments. All
dangerous for puppy.
People who give the gift of a puppy
often have their hearts in the right
place. In many ways, a puppy embod-
ies the spirit of Christmas: hopeful,
playful, joyful, and full of life and
love.
But a puppy isn't merchandise that
can be returned like a lamp. A dog of
any age is a living, breathing, sensi-
tive creature that demands and de-
serves the time and attention it takes
to make him a welcome and perma-
nent member of the family.
The frenetic nature of most house-
holds during the time leading up to
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
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two.
And from a motivational stand-
point, if it's 28 degrees outside, it's
that much more unappealing to get
up and take puppy out two or three
times between sundown and sunrise.
Strike three. Why don't people give
puppies for the Fourth of July?
The reality is that many -- far too
many -- holiday puppies are returned
to pet stores or abandoned in shelters
come January. This being the case,
the description of the best candidate
to receive a puppy for Christmas
looks something like:
-- has very few friends
-- has no travel plans
-- received minimal party invita-
tions
-- loves freezing walks in the dead
of night
-- hates holiday decorations, doesn't
open the door to carolers, and refuses
to buy or bake sweets of any kind,
but especially those containing choc-
olate.
Lucky pooch.
All that considered, a puppy is still a
personal choice. Not everyone wants
one. Not everyone can take care of
one. And those who want and are
able to care for one will also want to
be involved in the process of finding
their perfect pup.
This year, instead of giving an actual
puppy, why not give a puppy starter
kit to someone you suspect might re-
ally love to have a dog? The kit could
include a few books or videos on dog
training, a soft chew toy, a blanket, a
crate with good visibility, and a gift
certificate for a trip to a shelter or
rescue on you -- or any combination
of the above!
In the end, if it turns out that puppy
person is actually a cat person, no
harm done. Everything in the box
wrapped with the big red bow is as
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Fofinha (pronounced Foe-feen-ah) is an elegant 10-year-young
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very cute' in Portuguese! Of course, she's cute with that little
black spot on her nose! She is a friendly girl that loves atten-
tion. Fofinha is good with other pets, an easygoing feline. She
is front declawed but still bats around toys and loves to play.
Fofinha is at the SPCA Tampa Bay because her owner is mov-
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
The muses are definitely with you as
you sort through problems and create
opportunities. Try to sustain Mon-
day's imaginative mood long enough
to record your inspiration in some
way. The weekend affords you the
open resources of time and energy so
you may lavish your attention on a
fledgling relationship.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
The networking you do this week will
increase your power and financial
status. With your easy charm you
cultivate lighthearted friendships.
The more connections you make, the
more leverage you'll have at your dis-
posal. On Saturday someone grows
fonder of you and wants you all to
him or herself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
provide such an obvious uplift to those
around you that you will be asked to
champion and cheer on groups and
causes. You'll have stellar ideas on
Thursday and will be able to execute
them quickly if you follow your initial
impulse. When inspiration strikes,
start at once, whether or not you are
ready.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
You're thrust into situations that
help you hone your social skills.
Your confidence and presence get so
much attention on Friday it's almost
embarrassing, but don't try to deflect
a single bit of it. Truthfully, you're
giving more than you get, but it's so
effortless for you that it just feels
like you're being spoiled rotten. y
Holiday Mathis
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've
been so disciplined in one area of
your life that another area might slip.
You're likely to dip into an old style of
behavior that you don't want to keep.
Maybe it's calling an ex or eating a
food that's bad for you. Whatever the
infraction, you'll get right back on
track and be better off for what you
learned.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're
attracted to those who have achieved
great skill in an area you would like
to master. Your attitude of rever-
ence toward these people is not only
flattering to your subject, but it also
helps you to learn. You listen better
and pay attention to the minor de-
tails, which is where the real magic
lies.
GEMINI (MIl.,y 21-June 21). Shar-
ing will reinforce your belief in an
abundant universe and multiply your
fortunes. However, this is only true
when you feel fantastic about your
donation. Grudging gifts do nothing
for the giver or the receiver. Seek
people and causes with which you
want to be generous. You are rich in
so many ways.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Work
brings both elation and frustration,
and most importantly it brings mon-
ey. Whether it is enough to even out
the equation will be your big ques-
tion of the week. Bounce a few profes-
sional ideas around on Thursday and
Friday. You'll figure out how to get a
more consistently positive experience
out of your job.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). An act of
benevolence comes easily because
you really are the bigger person in a
situation. You'll probably come to the
conclusion that your efforts have very
little to do with the other person and
are more about proving to yourself
who you are. Your confidence grows
as you touch the limitless breadth of
your spirit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're
usually solid in the self-discipline
department, but you're not currently
doing what you said you wanted to
do. Address the crucial issue of moti-
vation. Perhaps your aim is not excit-
ing enough. Think bigger. Thursday
is your lucky day to decide upon a
meatier, juicier goal that will push
you to work harder.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have


a few burning issues to get off of your
chest and must be extremely care-
ful about how you do it. People who
can really keep a secret are rare, and
you don't need everyone knowing the
intricacies of your life and feelings.
Better to scribble in a diary and lock
it away than to risk your privacy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A
storm gathers inside your psyche.
Your mind gets so busy that your
thoughts create electrical static.
Take hold of your inner dialogue and
calm it down or on Wednesday you're
likely to blow up at someone when
you don't mean to. To get focused on
the highest and best, pare your task
load down to a short list.
This Week's Birthdays: This year
you learn to stop worrying about
things that are beyond your control
as you get into the habit of bringing
yourself fully and completely into the
moment. This month you meet many
new people, and someone who will
immediately contribute to your ca-
reer picture is among them. In Janu-
ary, practice moderation in all things,
especially work. Moves and lifestyle
upgrades are featured in April. Your
loved ones make you proud in March.
You'll be celebrated in June.



Music at Gulfport
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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe are back. Sing &
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Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wayne & Bill, Karaoke &
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Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Cookie, Karaoke & Dancing.
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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and Pinellas Park Lions clubs, who
were there for the party and a Zone
meeting (35R, Zone 5). If you see
Lion Eleanor, please wish her Happy
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at 12:00 noon on November 25, 2008
and end at 12:00 noon on December
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City of Gulfport, Florida
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
per month. The filing fee for Councilmember is $72.00, (1% of annual salary).
F.S 99.093.
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Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-res.
Consent forms are available at the
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.
S., Monday through Friday from 9
a.m.-8 p.m. Skaters ages 17 and un-
der must be accompanied by a parent
and show proof of residency for reg-
istration.
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
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8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15
res/ $100 non-res. Monthly rates for
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT
5:00 PM ON DECEMBER 24 &
DECEMBER 31,
AND WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY
THURSDAY & FRIDAY,
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PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:
Testing for 2010 Census Workers:
Wednesday, December 10 & Monday,
December 15, and at 2:00 pm. This year
the Gulfport Library will be a Census
2010 employment testing site for quali-
fied applicants. To schedule testing, or
for more information on Census jobs, call
1-866-861-2010.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book
The Six Questions of Socrates. Author
Christopher Phillips traveled the world
to lead informal groups, engaging peo-


'enter 5730 Shore
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


Library


Blvd. So 893-1068
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-
ginners), advanced students stay un-
til 8:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 10am. Your first class 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 re-
laxation. All fitness levels are wel-
come. Bring a mat and water. $35 per
month, $10 for a drop in. Please call
Maureen at 381-2166 for more info.


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074


ple in the manner of the ancient Greek
philosopher, for whom "the questions
are more important than the answers."
Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thurs-
day, December 11 at 6:00 pm. FMI, call
727-343-2688.
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,
December 13 at 1:00 pm.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays,
December 13 and December 20 at 2:00
pm. Presented by Pat Brinkley.
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series
of monthly book discussions continues
Thursday, December 18 as we meet to
discuss Richard Russo's Nobody's Fool.
Join us for coffee, light refreshments,


and lively conversation. 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.
Happy Holidays! Join us December 20
as Gladys Varga returns with an all-new
performance of multicultural holiday
stories for kids of all ages! Saturday,
December 20, at 3:00 pm in the Library's
Edna Sandor Atrium.
Genealogy Discussion Group: This
is not a formal class, just an opportunity
to meet and share experiences and infor-
mation with others interested in delv-
ing into their family history. Saturday,
December 27 at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay
Boatwright at the Library, 893-1074.
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.


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


Holiday Dinner Party-Holiday
Dinner Party for registered Senior
Center members is scheduled for
Tues. Dec. 23 at ll:30am. Includes
turkey dinner and door prizes. Tick-
ets are now available ($5.00).
Radio City Music Hall Rock-
ettes at Christmas (Video)-This
is a holiday show you won't want to
miss! First come, first serve in the
Hickman Theater on Tues. Dec. 23 at
1pm. Free.
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. Free.
Special Presentations-Must Call
to Reserve:
Fri. Dec. 12, 11am by Walgreens:
How to Save on Prescriptions (Lunch
included)
Thurs. Dec. 18, 10am by Norma
Robinson: The Benefits of Aquatic
Exercise
Opportunity Drawings-Opportu-
nity drawings for a self portrait by a
local artist (value $500); a combina-
tion radio/CD/cassette/record player
(value, $100); or a Holiday Gift Bas-
ket. Tickets available at the Senior
Center. Winners will be announced
at the Holiday Dinner Party on Dec.
23.
Part-time Employment-If you
would like to be considered for part-
time employment as a 2009 census
taker, please call to reserve space to
take a short test on Mon. Dec. 22 at
2pm. Pay: $10/hr plus transportation
costs reimbursed. Must be 18 yrs./
up. Bring Driver's license or other ID
and Social Security card.
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle-
Treadmills and one recumbent cycle
are available for registered Senior
Center members. Must provide med-
ical release form from your doctor.
Forms available at Center.
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,
Italian style. Classes are free and of-
fered 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.
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Next classes: Nov. 24 & Dec. 8.
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-Sign up now
for Dec. 2 & 9 from 12:30-4:30pm.
Fee:$10. Must attend both classes.
Call Jim at (727) 367-4038 to regis-
ter. (No November classes)
Support Groups
Support for Diabetics 1st and 3rd
Monday at 10am
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st
& 3rd Mondays at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired ev-
ery 2nd and 4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers every Wed.
at 2pm
Beginning Bridge Class-every
Tues. at 1:30pm & Wed. at 6:30pm
Euchre-every Tues. at 6:30pm
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport resi-
dents. 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.
Bingo-Every Friday at 1pm
Wii Players Wanted-Bowling on
Fri. Dec. 19 at 1pm. Newcomers wel-
come.
Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm. Bring
mat/blanket.
Phone Distribution for Hearing
Impaired Tues. Dec. 16, 9:30-
11:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility
criteria.
Life Line Screening-Five health
screenings will be offered at the Se-
nior Center on Mon. Dec. 8. Tests in-
clude Carotid Artery Screening, Atri-
al Fibrillation Screening, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Ankle
Brachial Index and Bone Density
Screening. Blood tests for Glucose,
Liver Enzyme and a Lipid Panel will
also be 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,
musician and multi-talented artist
with a wealth of experience in the
arts. Class size is limited. Call now


to make your reservation.
Investment Discussion Group-
The Investment Discussion Group
will offer a special presentation by
JP Morgan representative Andrew
Goldberg "A Guide to the Markets"
on Wed. Dec. 17 at 10:30am. New-
comers welcome. The Investment
Group meets every Wednesday.


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





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5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
BOBBY TESS' BAND
& DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Dec. 7, 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.-12 a.m., $7

Thurs., Salsa Dance
7-10 p.m., $7

Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 12
7-11 p.m., $10
Social & Ballroom Dance to
"Charley Mathews
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Local Obituaries
ALLMON,
JAMES D.
"BAINES", 64, of
Gulfport, FL, went
to heaven on Nov.,
29, 2008. Baines
is survived by his sisters Betty Rall
and Ruth Hurst and other family in
Michigan, and by a large family of
close friends in Florida, Kentucky
and San Francisco. Baines was a tal-
ented gardener, fabulous chef, feeder
of birds and lover of nature, creative
artist and painter, nurturer of liv-
ing things, fun-lover and occasional
trouble-on-wheels, and one of the
most warm, charming, honest and
open-hearted people you could meet.
He was born and raised in Michigan,
lived and flourished in both Ken-
tucky and San Francisco, and re-
cently moved to Gulfport, Florida to
be close to his "brother" and former
partner Daniel Hodge, and the many
friends he has made here over the
years. We are grateful that he lives
on in our hearts and watches over us
still. Many thanks to Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast for the angels they
share with us here on Earth. Feel
free to make contributions in his
memory to Hospice (5771 Roosevelt
Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760), or
to the child he sponsored through
Christian Childrens Fund, Mahesh
Kunwarsingh (CCF No. 100032418),
at PO Box 26507, Richmond, Virgin-
ia 23261.


DELASKI, MAE M., 96, of South
Pasadena, passed away on Nov. 24,
2008. Originally from Wisconsin, mar-
ried to Si Delaski who preceded her
in death in 1980. Mae was a devout
Catholic who created hand-crocheted
and knit blankets to raise money for
local unfortunate children and babies.
Survivors include 4 children; 9 grand-
children; 12 great-grandchildren; and
10 great-great-grandchildren. Private
family viewing Monday, Dec. 1 from
3 pm to 4 pm at ALife Tribute, 5601
Gulfport Blvd. South, 347-5521.


74 died on Monday
November 24, 2008 at
Northside Hospital in
Florida. She previously
lived in New York before
moving here 14 years
ago. She is survived by
her husband Wallace, her two sons
Tommy and George and a daughter
Grace. She was blessed with 5 grand-
children, ( 'I1h--., Lauren, Kaitlin, Al-
yssa and Elizabeth. Since she loved to
dance they frequently attended many
dances. She will be greatly missed by
her family and everyone whose life
she touched.

In Memoriam
HOWARD E. GOOD
4/14/1923 12/8/1990
Dad, it's hard to believe how fast and
how many years have gone by, but
that doesn't make you missed any
less on this 18th year. I love you,
Karen


Charity Gift Wrapping
Benefits Rescued Cats
Holiday gift wrapping can be easy.
Save Our Strays, Inc. volunteers will
be wrapping presents at Borders
Books and Music at Tyrone Mall for
a whole week before Christmas. A
great selection of wrapping paper is
offered at no cost; wrapping talent
is provided by the animal-loving
volunteers. All donations benefit
Save Our Strays, a no-kill, non-profit
organization.
Gifts wrapping hours are Monday,
December 15 through Thursday,
December 18 from noon until 8 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand Friday,
December 19 through Sunday,
December 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Borders Books & Music is located
outside Tyrone Mall at 6999 Tyrone
Boulevard in St. Petersburg.
Save Our Strays, Inc, an all-
volunteer organization, is dedicated
to rehoming abandoned cats and
kittens. For more information, check
www. saveourstraysinc.com or call the
Save Our Strays event coordinator at
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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.

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. Submit
your names and reasons to: Gulfport


Community Players, 4919 17th
Avenue S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
The Players are also seeking all
volunteer crews and directors to
help them out with their upcoming
productions. Contact Carol Polk at
321-4720 or email them at basia@
mindspring.com.

Learn to Read Better
The Literacy Council of
St. Petersburg can help. Call
521-1117 or visit stpetereads.com.


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Little Hometown
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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
ArmedForces Retirement Home that
houses 1,000veterans. 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.


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Auxiliary Happenings
Unit 125
By Cyndy Adams
We are having a great response for
our Auxiliary non-perishable item
food drive to help support the St.
Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank.
The food drive is running through
Sunday, December 14th. Please
continue to leave any donations in
the donation box that is located in
the Post's Lobby.
This Tuesday, December 9th
at 7:00pm is our annual Auxiliary
Christmas party. If you would like
to participate in the gift exchange,
please bring a wrapped unsigned gift
with a dollar amount not to exceed
$10.00. There will be no regular
meeting that night. Be sure to wear
your holiday garb! If you can, please
bring a munchie to share!
Friday, December 19th we
are having a bake sale. Donations of
baked goods are appreciated. Please
drop the baked goods off the day
before or the day of the event. Don't
forget to clip your "Box Tops for
Education" coupons off any of your
baking supplies.
We hope everyone had a nice
Thanksgiving. Please, let us not
forget our Troops, our Veterans or
our shut-in's this holiday season.


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will remain in effect through June
30, 2009, unless even more severe
action becomes apparent.
The modified Phase III declaration
consists of:
Hand-watering and micro-irrigation
of non-lawn landscaping is allowed
any day, if necessary, but is limited
to the hours before 8 a.m. or after 6
p.m.
The "new plant establishment"
allowance remains 60 days total,
however, on days 31 through 60,
watering may only occur on and
every other day basis.
Lawn renovations, such as sod
replacement or verticutting, must
be postponed.
Fountains and waterfalls may only
operate four hours per day.
Water utilities and other local
enforcement officials must increase
their enforcement efforts, including
requirements to respond to citizen
complaints and issue citations
without having first issued a
warning.
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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Best of Lights
All businesses are invited to display lights at their establishments on the
store front. They should be visible from the street. These decorations will look
beautiful to all our visitors. The Beautification Committee will choose the win-
ner by December 8 and that person is to receive an award at the next Commis-
sion meeting on December 9 at 7 p.m. and names will be announced on cable
channel 615.
Boat Parade
All boats are welcome to our yearly boat parade which will take place on De-
cember 12. Please call Gary Anderson at 384-0701 for more details.
Book Swap
Volunteers are needed for the Book Swap in the Cultural Arts Council room.
It is held Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call the office at 347-4171 for more
information.
At The Fountains
This December there are many interesting events scheduled at The Foun-
tains (1255 Pasadena Ave. S.). Tuesday, December 9 from 2-3 p.m. Sterling
University will bring a program "Looking Back, Looking Ahead" about domi-
nant news items. You will boldly look at 2009 and predict major stories of the
new year.
Global Warming will be discussed on Thursday, December 11 at 2 p.m. by
Professor Philip van Beyner from the University of So. Florida. Light refresh-
ments will be served.
On Friday, December 12 at 2 p.m. Dr. Carolyn Webber will present some help-
ful holiday hints to keep you on your toes. Light refreshments.
Holiday performance with the "Love Notes" is the feature on Tuesday, Decem-
ber 16 at 2 p.m. Enjoy holiday music performed by the Love Notes ensemble.
Tap your toes and lift your spirits.
Dr. Jose Esteves will give the low down on Hypertension on Wednesday, De-
cember 17 at 2 p.m. He will talk about how you can keep your blood pressure
down during this holiday season. Learn ways to de-stress, relax and enjoy this
time of the year. Light refreshments.
Finally on Friday, December 19 will be a holiday lunch and at 2 p.m. a Com-
edy Hall of Fame presentation. Bring your appetite and sense of humor to
lighten the load during this busy season. Please RSVP for the events you wish
to attend by calling 347-2169 today!







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By Stacy McBeth
Hello to all from everyone at VFW
Post #39. Hope you all had a nice
Thanksgiving holiday. Post #39
located at 2599 Central Avenue
is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Happy hour is observed from 4-6
p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
It's beginning to look a lot like
Christmas. The Ladies Auxiliary will
be hosting the "Lil Elves Breakfast"
on Saturday, December 6 from
8-11 a.m. Sunday everyone will get
together for food, fun and football.
Go Bucs! There is a sign up sheet in
the canteen for those of you wishing
to join us for caroling at Bay Pines.
Post #39 was chartered in 1919.
Our 90th Anniversary Celebration
is scheduled for January 17. Social
hour will be at 4 p.m. Dinner catered
by Orange Blossom will be at 6 p.m.
All tickets will be $20 per person and
there will be no tickets sold the day of
the event. Everyone stay safe, warm
and healthy. Hug your family, wave
at the neighbors, smile at passersby
and thank a veteran. Please keep all
our active duty military and their
families in your prayers. See you
soon.

Red Hot Beach Nuts
The Red Hot Beach Nuts (chartered
member of Red Hatters Society) went
to Mt. Dora in November. They visited
the shops and ate lunch outside on a
beautiful day.







Carols by Candlelight
By Lion Jim Minder
Our Gulfport Lions Club would like
to invite you to join us on Friday,
December 19 for our 2008 Carols by
Candlelight from 7-9 p.m. We will be si
nging a wide variety of both religious
as well as secular Christmas Carols at
our local Lions Club Den located by the
Gulfport Marina at 4630 Tifton Drive
S. We have secured the services of
Lions Past District Governor Norman
Xanders to play our Christmas carols
on his musical instruments. Many
of you who have attended one of our
many pancake breakfasts know how
good he is. For those of you who have
never Hear Norman Xander's music
before, allow me to tell you that you
are in for a treat.
We will be serving you complimentary
punch as well as cakes, pies, cookies as
well as pastry treats. Many of you will
want to try Mabel's infamous "Cheery
crunch". We will sing five sets of three
Christmas carols. In between each set,
we will be discussing memorable past
Christmas events. I will start us out..
After each following set, we want you
to tell us about your own memorable
Christmas events, so come prepared.
It will be fun.
We at the Gulfport Lions Club want
you to know about our services sto
help the visually impaired before this
need presents itself so that when it
arises, you know our help is available
to you.
We look forward to you joining our
Gulfport Lions Club for our 2008
Carols by Candlelight. Call me with
any questions at 866-0316. Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year
2009!


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City of Gulfport's 2008
Holiday Decorations Contest
Application Form
The thought behind the Holiday Decorations Contest is to
brighten up our City during the Holiday Season!


Name
Address
Phone


Date


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


Circle one theme:


General
Single or Joint


Commercial
Single or Joint


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

Judging will be on Friday, December 19, 2008. All participants MUST
be prepared by 6 p.m. A judging schedule will not be announced.

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

Contest Rules
1. All entrants must be City of Gulfport residents or businesses.
2. Each participant shall select one theme and so indicate above.
3. Businesses are urged to participate.
4. Applications MUST be submitted for participation and received by NOON,
Friday, Dec. 19th. Judging will be done after 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19th. The
judges' route schedule will not be announced.
5. Plaques will be awarded to the winner of each theme. Winners will be an-
nounced in the Dec. 25th edition of the Gabber. Winners will be recognized and
presented their plaques at the Gulfport City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan.
6th located at 2401 53rd St. S.



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Supplemental
Information
Millions of Americans -- up to half
of all adults, according to some esti-
mates -- take vitamin supplements
in the belief they help prevent
chronic diseases, such as cancer.
But a new, unpublished study by
researchers at Brigham and Wom-
en's Hospital in Boston, part of Har-
vard Medical School, suggests that
taking vitamins E and C produces
effects no more beneficial than those
produced by placebos.
Drs. Howard D. Sesso and J.
Michael Gaziano tracked the health
of 14,500 participating male physi-
cians 50 years and older, beginning
in 1997.
"After nearly 10 years of supple-
mentation with either vitamin E
or vitamin C, we found no evidence
supporting the use of either supple-
ment in the prevention of cancer,"
the doctors said.
On the flip side, they noted, the
supplements also appeared to cause
no harm.


Previous studies had suggested
people eating a diet rich in vitamins
E and C had a lower risk of cancer.
That may be true, said Gaziano, and
a key to the benefit.
"Individual vitamin supplements
such as vitamin E and C do not ap-
pear to provide the same potential
advantages as vitamins included as
part of a healthy, balanced diet."
In other words, vitamins are more
effective in their natural form --
food.
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Mental health is a huge factor in
crime, says Edwin R. Shirley of the
mood disorders program at Univer-
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in Cleveland. In a new study, Shirley
and colleagues found that inmates
who have bipolar disorder, who have
been physically abused and are de-
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!
In just 99 weeks, Gulfport will celebrate
the centennial of its incorporation, Octobei
12, 1910. We'll be reminding you every weel
with an interesting old photograph frorr
the collection of the Historical Museum
See if you can identify the people, places
and above all the decade of each picture a,
it comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct cap
tion until the following week.
S4 .LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
SWalter Hagen was the most famous golfer
in America when Jack Taylor hired him tc
be in charge of his golf course. He's show
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Sting ready to play a match against Gen
Sarazen, right, in 1927. Choi Hong was E
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University College of Law), who came tc
.. ph Gulfport from vaudeville and Hollywood',
Obviously the building above is brand new. When might that have been, D.W. Griffith movie extravaganzas
and where was it located? Answer next week.
Think you know the answer?
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Gulfport Safe
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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.

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serves children and adults.
A new clubhouse with a wrap-
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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
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Got the Holiday
Blues? Choose Joy!
Christmas is the most wonderful
time of the year, right? The truth is
that for many people, this is the worst
time of the year. There's nothing like
the pressure of tight finances and eco-
nomic uncertainty to compound the
situation.
I think the holidays are a lot like a
big magnifying glass. They exaggerate
what already exists. If you are unem-
ployed, the season makes unemploy-
ment even more unbearable. If you
are so stretched financially that you're
having trouble making ends meet, this
time of year only widens the gap be-
cause of so-called unavoidable holiday
expenses.
That magnifying glass also can en-
large what's good in your life, provided
you are willing to change your focus. I
want to encourage you to position life's
magnifying glass over all that you do
have and things over which you have
control, even though you may feel
completely out of control.
You have commitment and resolve.
You have strength of character and
courage. You have the ability to see
the big picture, which includes 2009,
2010 and beyond. You may have to
squint, but you can see the day you
will be debt-free. Focus on that, and
acknowledge how foolish it would be
for you to shoot yourself in the foot in
these last days before Christmas. Just


one shopping binge on credit could
reverse all the progress you've made.
Believe me; it's not worth it! I know
from past experience. That kind of ex-
cursion can pull you down into a hor-
rible depression, and who needs that
right now?
Do you know the best antidote for
holiday blues? Reaching out to some-
one who is less fortunate than you.
That's the best way I know of to take
your mind off yourself and your cur-
rent set of circumstances.
Call a nursing home in your area and
ask the staff which residents never get
visitors. Help your kids make Christ-
mas cards, and then make a delivery.
Look around your community for ways
you can reach out and be of service.
Take some things you no longer need
to a local shelter.
Check with local churches in your
area to see when they will be present-
ing their concerts and pageants. Plan
now to attend a Christmas Eve service.
See whether you can find one that will
be held by candlelight. Then be there!
Support your community with your
presence.
If you move that magnifying glass
from your situation and position it
instead on something bigger than
yourself and your family, you'll see joy
and satisfaction you didn't know was
available.
Starting right now, no matter what's
going on around you, choose joy!


fsuljfport Garden&
& Bird Clur
Their Christmas luncheon will
be held December 11 at La Cote
Basque Restaurant, 3401 Beach
Boulevard S. in Gulfport. It will
begin at 12:30 p.m. There is no
need to send payment 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.
Don't miss out on this special
holiday celebration; it won't be
the same without you! Please call
Sarah Kelly at 345-5848 or Josie
Freeman at 321-6282 now to make
your reservations for the December
llth luncheon. See you there!

Fine Dining Every
Thursday
The Sons of Italy opens its Fall
season in October with a fine
dining night every Thursday from
4-8 p.m. The menu changes weekly,
but offers three entree choices
each week, and includes salad and
dessert, all for $9. Reservations
accepted, call 776-1255. The Sons
of Italy Lodge is located at 2500 34
Street S. next to Kentucky Fried
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Toys for Tots
Collection Drive
i\Ik.-\ The Realtor LC and Riki
Ballerscheff are working with Toys
for Tots for the upcoming 2008
holiday season. Arrangements have
been made for collection sites in
Gulfport and The Grand Central
District in St. Petersburg. Toys will
be distributed by the Marine Toys for
Tots to needy children in the area for
the holiday area.
Locations are: Brenda Whitman
State Farm Insurance, 5308 Gulfport
Blvd., 345-1668, M-F 9-5 p.m. and
Riccastro Hair, 2244 1st Ave. N., 479-
4228, Drop off by appointment only!
Please join I;lk.-y and Riki in
helping the children!

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
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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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.
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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,
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/21
DUI Investigation- 1500 BIk 62nd St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Theft- 700 BIk Freemont St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5900
BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary 2900 BIk 53rd St. S.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
DUI Investigation- 1500 BIk 62nd St.
S.
Battery- 4900 BIk Newton Ave. S.
DUI Investigation- 5800 BIk 7th Ave.
S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 2200 BIk
53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
25th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5400 BIk 12th Ave.
S.
Fight in Progress- 1100 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk
58th St. S.
Drunk Driver- 3100 BIk 56th St. S.
Saturday 11/22
Open Door/Window- 2200 BIk 54th
St. S.



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Domestic Verbal- 5100 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 4900 BIk 27th
Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 900 BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary- 2700 BIk 50th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 6300 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk 7th
Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 3200 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 5900 BIk Tangerine Ave. S.
Sunday 11/23
Domestic Verbal- 5000 BIk 20th Ave.
S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Drunk Driver- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
DUI Investigation- 5700 BIk 12th Ave.
S.
Fight in Progress- 1400 BIk 51st St.
S.
Violation of Court Order- 3000 BIk
50th St. S.
Theft- 1100 BIk 12th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk
Gray St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- Osgood Point.
Monday 11/24


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Domestic Verbal- 2200 BIk 52nd St.
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Theft- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 3200 BIk 58th St.
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Burglary- 5700 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 20th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 1800 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Reckless Driver- 1800 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- 4900 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Wednesday 11/26
Civil Matter- Tomlinson Park.S
Theft- Tomlinson Park.
Hit & Run- 5600 BIk 14th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk
49th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk Newton
Ave S.
Theft- 2800 BIk Beach Blvd. S.
Burglary- 4900 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Theft- Tomlinson Park.
Narcotics/Drugs- Trail.
Thursday, 11/27
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk Pine
Grove Terr. S.
DUI Investigation- 5500 BIk 28th Ave.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5600 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 3000 BIk 56th St. S.
Burglary- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5700 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Trespasser- 1300 BIk 56th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk 49th St.
S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2600 BIk Quincy
St. S.
Soliciting- 4900 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 48th St.
S.
Domestic Verbal- 1600 BIk 61st St.
S.


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Crime Awareness Meeting
There will be no December Crime Awareness meeting due to scheduling dif-
ficulties. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and want to share a few
safety tips because with the current economy, more and more desperation is
out there. 1) Be aware of your surroundings when you are out shopping! This
is a prime time for criminals to take advantage. 2) Don't leave valuables and
gifts in your vehicle for all to see and to tempt someone to take advantage. 3)
Park in lit areas if you will be coming back to your car after dark. There will
be more tips and reminders in the weeks to come. For more information or
questions, contact Jeri Reed at 327-3509 or by email at jsrtraining@aol.com.
Happy Holidays!


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GULFPORT BEACH WATER QUALITY REPORT


GOOD
0-35 Enterococcus sp per 100 ml
of marine water
0-35 CFU/100 ml Enterococcus sp
Geometric Mean


GOOD
0-199 fecal coliform organisms per
100 ml of marine water


ENTEROCOCCUS RESULTS
DESCRIPTION
MODERATE
36 104 Enterococcus sp per 100
ml
of marine water
FECAL COLIFORM RESULTS
DESCRIPTION
MODERATE
200-399 fecal coliform organisms
per
100 ml of marine water


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105 or greater Enterococcus sp per
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All Children's Hospital
Charity Ball
The All Children's Hospital Guild
Evening Branch is pleased to
announce the theme and date of the
78th Annual ('h.rily i 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 in St.
Petersburg. The 2009 Chairman
is Tricia Davidson and the Vice
Chairman is Sherry Sexton.
For corporate and personal
sponsorships, please contact Sandy
Moss at 360-4151. For invitations
and reservations, please email Tricia
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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 overseas willbe gladly
accepted for care packages. Deadline
for donations is January 2, 2009.
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Neighbor-to-Neighbor Christmas
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traditional Christmas to 450 local
families including more than 1,000
children.
Each year the residents of the St.
Petersburg community step up to the
challenge of helping their neighbors
during the holiday season. Although
many have contributed this year, the
YMCA is still in need of both toys
and family sponsorships in order to
meet the needs of the families and
children that have been adopted.


A sponsorship of $100 ensures that
a family will receive all of the aspects
of a traditional Christmas including
a tree, decorations, bible, holiday
meal, and toys. The toys are being
collected through toy boxes that are
placed at businesses throughout the
area and new, unwrapped toys for
children ages toddler through twelve
are needed.
Toys and donations can be given
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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).


Shop SPCA Holiday
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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
Center and Pet Boutique on 'Bark'
Friday. The Holiday Pet Pres-
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December during normal hours of
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"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
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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.

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night every Monday from 4-8 p.m.
featuring all-you-can-eat pasta with
two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Beer and wine available. The Lodge
is located at 2500 34 Street S. in St.
Petersburg. Call 323-2691.

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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Play to Benefit
Children's Center
"A Christmas Carol" will be
performed on Thursday, December
11 at 8 p.m. at St. Petersburg
Little Theater, 4025 31 Street S.
in St. Petersburg. Silent Auction
and Wine & Cheese will precede
the performance from 6-7:30 p.m.
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Holiday Joy
Without Commercialism
This holiday season offers Ameri-
cans a chance to reclaim our holi-
days as times of joy and togetherness
in place of crass commercialism. It
seems as if after Thanksgiving, the
major news in our country is shop-
ping and whether retail sales will
top last year's. Judging from our me-
dia, you would think that Americans
made the holidays specifically for
shopping.
Last year, the average American
spent $859 on the holidays, accord-
ing to the American Research Group.
Most of those hard-earned dollars
went straight to China because more
than 70 percent of the goods on store
shelves are from there. If you multi-
ply that by the U.S. population, that's
about $180 billion that went to China
for the holidays! I was surprised that
shopping wasn't an Olympic event
this year, considering how skilled we
have become at sending our money
overseas.
If you shop for the good of the econ-
omy, keep in mind that buying prod-
ucts made outside of your community
means that your money also leaves
home for the holidays. Instead, feed


your local economy by making your
own gifts and buying what gifts you
can't make from local independent
stores and artisans.
If you are buying gifts or giving
money, you are cheating your loved
ones. Instead, give gifts of time. Of-
fer to change your elderly parents'
light bulbs to compact fluorescents,
or give them a coupon good for a free
day's worth of caulking and winter-
izing. That is something they could
really use, and time spent together
will benefit all of you.
On average, we spend between 20
and 40 hours shopping for holiday
gifts and waiting in long lines. You
easily could make most of your holi-
day gifts in that time and have the
added bonus of time shared as a fam-
ily. Climate writer Bill McKibben,
in his excellent book "Hundred Dol-
lar Holiday," says: "I can remember
almost every present that someone's
made for me since we started doing
these Hundred Dollar Holidays. And
that's testimony in itself -- I have
no idea what gifts came in all those
great piles under the tree in previous
years. They didn't attach themselves
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whimsy," notes McKibben. In the
land where we have plenty of food,
noise, gizmos and stuff, those are
the things we cherish.
Here are a few ideas for adding
more joy to your household and com-
munity this holiday season:
--Spend less time shopping, and
make gingerbread men with your
children one afternoon. Put the gin-
gerbread men on decorative plates,
and drop in on each neighbor to
spread cheer.
--Pump money into the local econo-
my by making donations to the food
bank. That money will help families
in your neighborhood more surely
than spending it at a national chain
store.
--Ask young children to pick out
toys to buy, and donate to one of the
"toys for tots" programs.
--Have a family meeting to decide
on a spending limit, and figure out
what imaginative gifts you can make
together.
--This time of year is craft fair sea-
son, and most churches and commu-
nity groups offer at least one. Craft
fairs are great opportunities to sup-
port local producers directly and
keep your holiday spending local.
--On Christmas Day, once the
gifts are opened, don't let it be an-
ticlimactic. Instead, spread birdseed
and crumbled cookies outside for the
wild things. Take a plate of food to
a neighborhood shut-in or someone
who has to work.
--Do something wonderful for some-
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Shop Locally
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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 Winter Gear
for Homeless
In anticipation of cooler nights ahead
of us this holiday season The Salvation
Armyis receivingrequests 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. 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.


Christmas Tree Lighting, fromfront page



Three year old Cameron
(left) and five year old sister
Katelyn Latragna of Gulport
sit on Santa's lap and tell him
n h a all their wishes for Christmas
while Santa patiently listened,
nodding his head knowingly.
Over 50 kids lined up to ask
the Big Man for bikes and
dolls,computers and puppies.
S Parents stood close by, taking
pictures and taking notes for
the Toys4Us run later.




Over 350 people gathered in ('I n mI. Park Monday night to watch as Mayor
Michael Yakes, with a little help from some tiny tots, pulled the switch that
lit the Gulfport Christmas tree for another holiday season. With a little help
from Mother Nature, the weather was cool and dry, with most people wearing
sweatshirts or light jackets. Many chose to dress up a bit and wore bright red
Santa hats and antler headbands for style. The annual event was sponsored in
part by the Gulfport Optimist Club.
"I want to thank everyone for coming tonight," Mayor Yakes said to the crowd.
"We truly have one of the prettiest Christmas Trees around!" he said proudly.
"This tree lighting ceremony has been going on here in Gulfport for 75 years,"
Council member Judy Ryerson told the crowd, explaining a little bit about the
history of the event. "In fact," she said. "There is a picture in the archives that
has two little boys pictured in it that actually grew up to be a Gulfport fireman
and a Fire Chief."
The Gulfport Rec Center's Tiny Tots, bedecked in antlers and tails, delighted
the crowd by singing two selections on the center stage in front of the 16 foot
Christmas tree, lighted displays and luminaries that lighted the walkway around
the park. The older children who are also part of the Rec center then took the
stage, and did a rousing rendition of Santa Baby and All I Want for Christmas Is
a Hippopotamus, which was very funny and really got the crowd laughing. There
was even a little Christmas rappin' in the middle of one song!
After a crowd sing- a- long with Yvonne, who got some help from the crowd and
kids on Here comes Santa Claus, (she forgot the words, but so did the crowd),
a whirl of red and blue lights turned the corner and the Big Man himself, Mr.
Santa Clause, stepped off of one of Gulfport's big fire trucks. All the kid's eyes
were wide as saucers and they could barely contain themselves when Santa
walked through the crowd and took his place on the big white Santa chair. About
50 children lined up to tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Santa talked with each
one, patiently taking the time to listen to each one of them for several minutes
while proud parent snapped photos.
This was my first tree lighting experience in Gulfport and I was amazed at
the amount of people who came and by how absolutely adorable the kids were.
Thanks Gulfport, for letting me be a part of it!





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Ian Muentener, Cari Osborne, Ibin Rogers, Tabitha Perez, and Dagny Sanson
and directed by Michael Titone opens at American Stage Theatre Company on
December 14.
PROOF/THIS/STEEL/LION is an evening of scenes from the award winning
plays Proof, Burn This, Steel Magnolias, and The Lion in Winter. Playing two
performances only, this limited engagement will benefit the American Stage
Scholarship Fund, which enables students to attend American Stage Camps
and Classes at either a reduced rate or at no cost to them or their families.
PROOF/THIS/STEEL/LION will be performed on the following schedule: De-
cember 14 at 12 p.m. and December 15 at 7 p.m. All performances will be held
at American Stage Theatre Company, 211 Third Street S. in St. Petersburg.
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Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Play begins 9 a.m. at Woodlawn
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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).

St. Pete Road Runners
FIT2RUN Race Series
St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR)
announces the FIT2RUN Racing
Series ("the Series") with a totalpurse
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 using
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.
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By Greg Stemm

S e're fair and we're
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l len Gogolen one of
the owners of Pasadena Car
Care. "That's what really sets
us apart from many of our
competitors."
Ellen and her husband Rich,
who have been married for 35
years, moved from New Jer-
sey in 1994 after their two
sons graduated from high
school and bought their first
business in St. Pete.
In August 1996 the couple
opened up Central Avenue
Chevron on the corner of 49th
Street and Central Avenue.
In 2004 they purchased Pasa-
dena Texaco with the intent of
running two top notch service
stations. But due to new fed-
eral laws the fuel tanks were
removed from their central
location in March and in July
they were removed from the
Texaco. With this two major
changes the couple closed the
doors at the Central location
and brought all their techni-
cians to the Pasadena loca-
tion now known as Pasadena
Car Care.
Rich is a master ASE cer-
tified automotive and truck
technician. He brings many
years of experience to Florida
having run a business with his
dad in Paterson, NJ for years.
Ellen also had a mechanical
background, having worked
for her dad at his Sunoco Sta-
tion in Hawthorne, NJ.
Ellen compares the work
that her technicians do to
that of a physician. "A doctor
works on two models, but we
work on all models and each
brand has there components
in different locations are often
identified by different names.


Our techs attend school and
classes as many times as they
can. The business must also
purchase very expensive new
equipment and software to
keep up with the latest tech-
nology. We do a complete
physical on each car address-
ing the clients main concern
then inspecting to see if the
vehicle has any safety is-
sues that need to be attended
to. We will keep a record of
what is recommended to you
and we will send a postcard
reminding the client of what
concerns we have."
Ellen says that they are com-
fortable in their abilities to
address all problems. There
is over 100 years of experi-
ence among their technicians.
Service writers Bob Hubbard
and Paul Zook will assign yur
car to the technician with the
most experience in your prob-
lem. Techs include Bob Bon-
omo, Chris Altschuler, Peter


Farley, Tim Lines, Paul Na-
tion and Walter Ulrich.
Donna Lambert is our ex-
perienced cashier. We also
would like to take the time
and fully explain and or show
you what we are doing to your
car. We understand how im-
portant your vehicle is and
strive to make every client
truly understand what needs
to be done to have the vehicle
running in top notch condi-
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WE GO THERE! 321-6965


PROFESSIONAL CLEANING- Homes & Of-
fices, Detailed Cleaned Every Time. Excel-
lent References. Reasonable Rates. 26 Years
Experience. Licenced, Bonded, Insured. 727-
743-0701.
50% OFF FIRST CLEAN
IF QUALITY MATTERS
Call Happy Homes Maid Service. 727- 563-
MAID (6243) Licensed, Bonded, Insured.
WINDOW CLEANING! ODD JOBS! Home,
Office, Condo Cleaning, Free Estimates, Se-
nior Discounts. Call Squeegee Kleen, 727-
688-4988.
FANTASTIC CLEANING SERVICE!- De-
pendable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
aseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Week-
ly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen,
385-6895.
I DON'T CUT CORNERS
...I CLEAN THEM!
Lisa's Cleaning, Plant & Pet Care. Lic#2557.
727-898-2474, LisaWidere@AOL.com

Campas

Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
$38" s68"
Call For FREE ESTIMATE
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989

CARLA'S AFFORDABLE CLEANING- $15/
Hour for Basic Cleaning. Reliable, Reputable
and Experienced. 727-729-9882.















HOME THEATER HOOKUP- Furniture As-
sembly, Computer Help. Reasonable, Reliable
& Senior Friendly Service. "Phil Will Help".
727-204-7288.


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


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Repair Micrft Office 2007 FAAM
30 Years perence Hours: Tues.-Sat. lOam-8pm
Sun. & Mon. 10am-6pm
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WAGNER ELECTRIC
CONSTRUCTION
Serving Pinellas County Since 1991. Residen-
tial & Commercial. Lic # ER0012612.727-343-
0582 or 727-798-8029.
FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 455-1099. C-6443/ER#14346.
BULLOCK ELECTRIC, INC.-AII Your Electri-
cal Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Up-
grades And Remodels. Residential/Commer-
cial. State Certified Electrician. EC0002886.
Free Estimates. 727-330-0838, 727-243-
7770.
PHONE JACKS $65
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

B&B ELECTRICAL
SOLUTIONS
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047


BILL DURETT ELECTRIC Fuses to Break-
ers, Upgrades, Electrical Repairs, Ceiling
Fans, Room Additions. Licensed & Insured,
EC13003067. Call Bill, 642-5706.


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.
THE CLEAN WINDOW COMPANY- Window
Cleaning, Handyman Service, Environmen-
tally Friendly. Call Rick at 727-560-5281.
TLC PRO HANDYMAN-We Finish What Oth-
ers Started. Hundreds of Satisfied Customers.
We Work with Your Budget. Guaranteed Work
with Savings. Window Cleaning Service. 727-
458-6636.
HANDYWOMAN SERVICES-Power Washing,
Small Repairs, Hauling, Clean-ups, Lawn Ser-
vice, Weeding, Garage Clean-Outs. Just Call
Lisa D. 727-421-5257. Lic. and Insured.
"NO JOB TOO SMALL" Minor Repairs &
Garage Clean-Outs. Free Estimates. Rent-A-
Hand, Inc. Lic.# 5842. 347-3424.
LARRY
THE REAL HANDY GUY
Handyman Homes & Condos. Honest, Experi-
enced. Intstallations, Locks, General Repairs.
Small Jobs OK! Senior Discounts. Call Larry &
Git'R Done! 727-482-9505.
SEMI RETIRED HANDYMAN- Willing to work
at 25% Discount for the job. Call Gus at 727-
644-6194.
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. 1 take Pride in Every Job
and Do What Others Cannot. Older Homes
my Specialty. Many References Available. Call
Grady!


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54 Gabber December 4 December 10, 2008


* Room Additions Lightning Protection
* Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
* Circuits Added Phone Wiring
* Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Licensed
24 FREE ESTIMATES Bonded
Serve 525-0677 ISured
#EC0002881
SERVICE WHEN YOU NEED IT!


BOB JOHANNESEN
Handyman & Pressure
Washing Services
Home Inspection Service
Reliable & Affordable
727-735-4164 ,c. 692

CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.- Houses,
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
727-460-8721.
WISCONSIN HANDY-
MAN 38 YEARS EXP
Repairs of any kind. Or just help! Call Gene
727-735-4189.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS
& DECORATIONS
Don't want to hassle with it? Let Team Handy-
man Put'em up and Take'em down. Reason-
able rates, Senior Discount.
Call Charles, 727-564-6561.


No Service
Charge with
Repair
aUIm COmrDITIOINI Evening &
Weekend
"Same rates seven days a week" Appointments
W Available

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

IMPERIAL AIR HEATING/COOLING- Service
Fit for a King at Fair Prices! Service, Repair,
Sales, Installation. CAC1815889, Insured.
Free Estimates. 727-490-3833.


RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurri-
cane Windows, Concrete Slabs. Visa, Mas-
ter Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300.
RX11066857.
CONCRETE
FLATWORK
Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Addi-
tions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experi-
ence. (727) 418-1701.
HAVE TOOLS WILLTRAVEL- Carpentry Only.
The Original 21 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
pentry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
ood. Lic.#C5754, Insured. 821-9973.
WOOD DECKS
RESTORED
Pressure Washed, Sealed, Tinting, Repairs.
Also Porches, Carports, Driveways, Docks.
Very Affordable. 727-344-1529.









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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-
Roofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.

* Bedrooms r* Room
* Baths X Additions
* Kitchens [ Porch
SStorm Enclosures
*_torm 1- '. -.V *soffit&
Protection Soffit &
Fascia
Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
727-528-8979
Licensed & Insured LC #CR C052336


DIXIE'S 20%
Tab, Til fi Countertop DISCOUNT
Refinishing Restoration with this ad
Expires Dec 31, 2008

Dbde Joe Howell Jr.
(727) 409-0241

CONTEMPLATING CONSTRUCTION?
Call on experienced help!
Residential Commercial Remodel Safe Rooms
Additions Kitchens & Baths Design Service
Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts
PADULA
Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 N/ 515-7509 cell II 321-5717 eves.
Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
CBC-035154


Stucco* Plaster *Drywall
Small Jobs Preferred
General Home Repairs
Call Jim
727-460-9352
Lic. #CGC020702
Gabber December 4 December 10, 2008


GREAT YARD WORK- RakingLeaves, 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"
i' Trees cleaned, elevated,
S, J topped or removed
.* Stump grinding
- Hazardous limb removal
6'iH Storm and roof protection
7WuL Lic.# 0700008985
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601

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.

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
4 SPECIAL FREE
Cleanup& Stump Grinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
Serving Pinellas Since 1967

JERRY'S LAWN SERVICE Not Happy with
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me! Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.
EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.


Coppolms Tree Service

Ways DiscountedRatesFor GufpotResdents. FREE
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist M L
322-0890 MULCH
Tree Trimming
Over 20 Years in Gulfport -
Certified Arborist Over 10 Years
Member Intemational !
Society of Aborculture
Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
Chamber of Commerce. Lic.# FL-0203A

JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185
LAWN & HAUL PROPERTY SERVICES-Af-
fordable Prices. Property Maintenance. Mow-
ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Remov-
al, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Senior Discounts,
Call Dave, 727-215-2229.


EMERALD GREEN



727-743-7731
Insured & Ucensed
SMowing General Cleanup Blowin
STrimming Dump Trailer Available Hedge rimming


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CLEAN-UP AND HAULING -727-593-4203.
Same Day Service!
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
SKIP'S MOVING-Pick Up & Delivery.
Movingtechl @yahoo.com. Senior Discounts.
NEW # 727-520-3281.
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.


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.
PHIL'S PRESSURE
CLEANING/PAINTING
Residential/Commercial. Interior & Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.
PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-7965. Since
1985. Green Available, Paintstore Referred.
Call Anytime. 727-643-1920, 727-381-2057.
PAINTING PAINTING, PAINTING Interior,
Exterior. Handyman Services. Owner Oper-
ated, Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free Esti-
mates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.
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.
PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR-& Faux
Finishing. Small or Large Jobs OK. 25+ Years
Experience. 727-328-9270. CBC-1251477.
BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
1088.









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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.


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...Call the Best! I


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

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.


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NEED A HAIRDO
And Can't Get Out, I'll Come To You! Licensed,
Call Elaine at 327-4980.

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.
Email: Sylvia 25@tampabay.rr.com
PIRATES POWERWASH- Family Owned, Ex-
perienced & Insured. Commercial/Residential
Cleaning from Homes to Shopping Centers.
We Treasure our Customers. 727-644-3102.

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

TRAVELING HAIR-
DRESSER AVAILABLE
Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.

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.

DECKTHE HALLS...
Let me help you during the holiday rush! Make
holiday decorating simple this year. I can come
to your home and help with your Christmas
items or I can purchase them for you. No job is
too small. Quality service at reasonable prices!
Call Rasa's Interiors, 727-365-0443.
TYPING/TRANSCRIPTION- Professional
Service Offered at Affordable Rates. 25 Years
Experience. Term Papers, Medical/Other
Trasnscription. Quality is Everything! 727-418-
5295.


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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOR $10-
Part Time or Full Time. Be and Independent
AVON Sales Rep. 727-204-6767.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $12 per week.
Call 321-6965.
SUCCESSFUL GULFPORT RESTAURANT-
$65,000 All Equipment, Chairs, Tables, Ev-
erything! 2 Year (Low Rent) Lease in Place.
Owner Financing Possible. 727-657-1259.


PLACE YOUR HELP WANTED AD- Here for
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.
RECREATION LEADER- City of Gulfport. Im-
mediate Part-Time Position available for the
Teen Night Program. Education/Experience
preferred in Education, Physical Education
or related field. Knowledge of Recreational
Activities including Games, Arts & Crafts and
Sports. Entry $10.05/Hr. Backgrounds, Drug
Screenings and Physicals will be Conducted.
Position Open until Filled. Applications accept-
ed at the Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730
Shore Blvd. S. or City Hall, 2401 53rd St. S.,
E.O.E.
BARBER WANTED- Experienced, Full-Time.
Hair Designs. 727-418-6109.
PART TIME HELP- 20-25 Hours/Week. Paint,
Yard, Whatever. Must Have Transportation to
Work. 727-343-0080.


QUICKBOOKS CERTIFIED USER-Will Help
you With Your Record Keeping and/or Run Er-
rands & Organize. Long Time Gulfport Resi-
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CARDS LABRON JAMES- Rookie, Mint 9,
$100. Doug Flutie, Mint 9, $85. All Certified
By Beckett. Michael Jordan Sticker insert, 7.5
near Mint, $125. 727-542-3942.


1988 SUZUKI SAMURAI- Mint Condition. 3-
tops, Black. 2 seater. 5 spd. 4WD. $4000. call
302-0131
2000 CHRYSLER CONCORD-$2600. High
Mileage but New Motor with 19,000 miles 727-
344-5470.
CARTOP CARRIER- Sears, Extra Large, $45.
Good Condition. 727-323-4477.
CAR TOW DOLLY- Stehl Tow. Bought 2005.
Electric brakes. $795. 321-6760
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
SMALL TRAILER- 3.5' x 5', 2' Sides, $100
o.b.o. 727-521-1010.

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


DELL COMPUTER- 19" Monitor, Computer
Desk. $110 o.b.o. 727-323-5259.


50" PHILLIPS MAGNAVOX $250, GE Dou-
ble Oven, and Range, $150. Both Good condi-
tion. Call 323-1814.
2 HUTCHES, 1 MAHOGANY CLOSET-Re-
cliner, 2 Bedroom Sets, Desk, Set of China,
Size 8 Clothes, & More. 727-239-6470.

BEAUTIFUL 1930's OAK CHINA CABINET-
6Ft. Tall, 4Ft. Wide. Great Condition, Will Sac-
rifice for $400. Call 727-488-5818.
2 PIECE CHINA CABINET-With Light $200.
727-347-7513.
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.
RANGE $79-Refrigerators, All Sizes, Wash-
er-Dryer Sets, $159. Stackables/Portables,
Wholesale Mattresses, Furniture, All Service
Prompt, Free Gas, We Buy! 546-3226.
T.V. STAND WITH -3 Drawers $20. 2 End
Tables $20. Swivel TV. Stand with 2 Doors
$10.2 Lamps $20. Twin Bed with Mattress and
Nightstand $50. Couch $50. All Like New! 727-
347-7513.
RELCINER CHAIR- Gold Fabric. Kick-Back,
Relax in Comfort. $35. 727-343-3544.
LOVE SEAT & COUCH- Blue, Couch $40,
Love Seat, $35. o.b.o 727-341-1442.


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.
Gabber December 4 December 70, 2008


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, ThankYou!
SEARS COMMERCIAL-Battery Charger,
80amp. $40. 727-343-8778.
BRASS CHIMANAYA- Wood Burner. $70
o.b.o. Body By Jake, AB-Scissor Model Exer-
cise Machine. Best Offer. 727-290-9092.
LARGE FISH TANK- On top of Cabinet (In-
cluded). $80. 727-344-1529.
3 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS- w/Bags 1-$80, 2-
$20. Good Golf Bags $7.00 each. Many Indi-
vidual Clubs $5-$20. 727-381-0149.


SCATTER YOUR
LOVED ONES ASHES
International Waters Document Signing. Blue
Hawaii Charters. 727-864-3064
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
THE GOLD ELEPHANT- "A World of Trea-
sures", Unique Gifts, Jewelry, Furniture, Col-
lectibles, Retro & Much More. 794 Pasadena
Ave. S. 343-8753. Credit Cards Accepted.
Shop Early for Christmas!
STATIONARY BICYCLE-Great Shape!
$39.00. 727-289-5032.
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.

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Immaculate! 25.5 ft.
All Records
$16,500

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Silver, Dental Gold. Call John Sutorius 727-
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YOUR UNWANTED FIREARMS!- Honest,
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subsection 713.78 of Florida Statutes.
INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION, INC. reserves the
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5939 18TH AVE. N.-Fri., Sat., Sun., & Mon.
8am.-5:30. Furniture, Fax, Microwave, 2 Fiber
Optic X-mas Trees & Household.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Sunshine Only!,
1111 Tyrone Ct. N. Off Tyrone Blvd. Behind
SweetBay. Toys, Clothes, Some Furniture,
Kitchen Stuff & More!
2601-1/2 54TH ST. S.- Nice Clothing. Winter/
Summer. Some Vintage & Misc. Sat. & Sun.
9am-?
HOLIDAY YARD SALE & BREAKFAST-
TYMME's Seafood Restaurant, 1500 16th St.
S. Dec. 6th, 8-4p.m. (Bkfst ends 1p.m.) Spon-
sored by The Starlights Performing Arts, Inc.
2905 52ND ST. S.- Antiques, Household
Items, Holiday Items, Sat. Only.
SATURDAY 8-4P.M.- 3780 34th Ave. So.
Something for Everyone. Everything Must Go!
Some Furniture, Clothing, Dryer, Stackable
W/D Set. Wedding Dress, Lawn Equipment,
More!
1304 DIXIE LANE SO.-Sat., 8-3, Multi-Family,
Household Items, Clothing, Toys.
MULTI FAMILY-5235 5th Ave. N.- In Alley.
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10am-4pm
TREASURE ISLAND- 11491 1st St. E. (Be-
hind Waffle House) Sat. 9-?
VINTAGE AMERICANA- Guitars, Civil War
Music, Medical. Also Asiana & Collectables.
Blues Jam. Bring Underground Railroad items
to Share! Thurs-Sat. 9-? 4760 First Ave. S.


6087 17TH AVE. N.-Sat. Holiday Trim, Decor,
Curio Cabinet, Baby Items.
MULTI FAMILY- Backyard (alley access).
Electronics, Tools, Christmas, Furniture. Sat.
& Sat. 8am-? 1520 53rd St. S.
NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE-Pasadena
Bear Creek, 6188 4th Ave. So., Sat., 12/6, 9-
2. Over 10 Homes, Maps Provided at Several
Locations.
SAT. 12/6 9-3P.M. 1950 Serpentine Circle
S. (Pink Streets). Plaid Loveseat, Excellent
Condition, Brown Indoor Wicker Chair, Misc.
Furniture. Household Items, Christmas Deco-
rations.
NEIGHBORHOOD SALE- Lots of Fishing
Stuff, Fish & Tackle! Designer Clothes, Tools,
Purses, Household Goods, Books. 1028 79th
St. S. Sat. 8-2p.m.

ST. PETE YARD SALE
200+ items, also nice Antiques. & Estate Stuff.
Etc. Central Ave. to 58th St. S. 4-Blocks go
right to 5810 Emerson Ave. S. Follow signs.
Fn. 12/5 9am., Sat. & Sun. 8am.
7300 CENTRAL AVE.- Thursday-Sunday.
Household, Plants, Van, Gift Items, Clothing.
6351 6TH AVE. S.- Sat/Sun, 9-3p.m. Some-
thing for Everyone!
MOVING OUT OF STATE- 1988 Suzuki Sam-
urai- Mint condiditon. Christmas Items. An-
tiques. Other Household items. 1025 61st St.
S. Saturday, 8am-3pm
MULTI-FAMILY FRI.-SUN.-8 a.m., 53rd St./
16th Ave. So., Jewelry, Collectibles, Great
Stuff!
2501 49TH ST. SO.-Sat., 8-1, Lots of Misc.,
Households, Automotive, Gateway Laptop &
Christmas Items.
HUGH MULTI FAMILY-Housewares, Domes-
tics, Clothing, Hot Wheels (pre 1999), Trea-
sure Hunts, Hess Trucks, Star Wars/Star Trek,
TONS of Collectibles, Xmas Items, Outdoor,
25 Tables FULL of Goodies! 2401 29th St. N.
Fri., Sat., Sun. 8am.-4pm.


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.


MAYTHE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the
world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker
of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for
ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this
prayer. ThankYou, Jesus.
G.M. B.

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never
Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, 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, I humbly beseech
you from the bottom of my heart to secure me
into my necessity (make request). There are
none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary,
conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place
this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this
prayer for three consecutive days and then
you must publish and it will be granted to you.
11/13-12/11/08 C.T.4.E.
POWERFUL PRAYER TO HOLY SPIRIT -
Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
G.B.




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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.
GULFPORT EFFICIENCY-Private Entrance,
Large Yard, Suitable for 1 Person, Available
12/15, Electric/Water Included. $475/Mo.
Lynn, 323-4546.
TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT #104- 2BR/
2BA, Wide Open Water Views, Clean Carpet
& Fresh Paint. Owner would welcome long
term tenant. Annie Thompson, SELLERS EX-
PRESS REALTY, 727-347-0187.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1. Lovely Yard, Big
Porch, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Closets,
Parking. $775/Mo. plus Security. WSG Includ-
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GULFPORT 5325 9TH AVE. S.- 2BR/2BA,
Corner Lot, Newly Remodeled. $850/Mo. &
Security. Call MICKEY THE REALTOR, L.C.
322-8030.
ROOM FOR RENT- 2 rooms in St. Pete home.
Shared kitchen & Bath. Partially furnished.
$375 mo. 520-5416
GULFPORT APTS- 1BR/1BA Duplex from
$550/Mo.; Lealman Apts. Efficiencies from
$450/Mo. 727-804-5596.
TOWNSHORES 55+- 2BR/2BA Spacious
Unit. Newly Decorated/Carpet. Spectacular
Waterviews. Annual Rent, Immediate Occu-
pancy. $875mo. 727-542-6693.
ST. PETE BEACH APTS.-1&2 BR. Apts., Ev-
erything Close. On bus line. All New Inside.
Annual Lease, Small Pet Allowed. From $700/
Mo. Includes W/S/G & Cable. 727-543-5937.

ASK ABOUT
MOVE-IN SPECIAL
2BR/1BA, C/H/A, All ages welcome. Water,
Garbage, Cable Included. $725/Mo. Call Tim,
727-698-3506.
SO. PASADENA LARGE 1BR/1BA- Com-
pletely Remodeled, Newer Appliances, In-
cludes Basic Cable. $795/Mo., First, Last,
Security. Quiet Community. Pool, Laundry.
727-543-3291.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. SO.- 2BR Apt., $625/
Mo. 1 Mos. Security Dep. 727-302-9838.
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.
ABOVE GARGE APT.- St. Pete, Minutes
from town. Need to rent ASAP. $575/mo. 1BR.
520-5416


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.
GULFPORT GARAGE- Extra Large, Safe
& Secure, Storage Only. $125/Mo. 727-341-
1442.
LARGE S. PASADENA CONDO- Waterfront.
1Br/1.5Ba. Covered parking. Small pet OK.
$900/mo. Annual lease. 727-864-3064.

SEASONAL RENTAL
ST. PETE BEACH
Waterfront 2BR/2BA, Decorator Furnished.
Available Minimum 3 Mos. MARCOUX RE-
ALTY, INC. 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494.
WATERFRONT SO. PASADENA- Chateau
Tower, 2BR/2BA, 4th Floor Balcony Sunsets,
New Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $1000/
Mo. Includes Carport. All Amenities. 631-834-
5242.
2BR/BA HOUSE ST. PETE BEACH- $975/
Mo. 2BR/2BA Condo WTFT Isla, $1100/Mo.
1Br/1.5BA Condo WTFT Isla, $825/Mo. Bro-
ker/Owner, 727-866-1781.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 1BR includes
Cable, Water, Internet, Carport, Freshly Paint-
ed. Quiet Brick Street. $650/Mo. & Deposit.
727-776-5544. After 5p.m.
1BR/1BA APT. ON-St. Pete Beach, Unfur-
nished, Annual Lease. 727-252-9163.

GULFPORT
1BR Duplex, Tile Floors, Fenced Back Yard,
$575/Mo., $500 Deposit. Call Tim, 727-698-
3506.
GULFPORT HOUSE- Large 2BR, Large Flor-
ida Room, Laundry Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard.
$850/Mo. 727-804-5596.
FREE 1ST MONTHS RENT- Move in w/$385
Security. 1 BR/1 BA, Walk to Gulport Art District,
Marina. No Application Fee. 727-638-4797.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1BR, Water Included, Ex-
cellent Condition, Near Busline. $600/Mo. Ja-
net Shapiro, 727-345-7036.
3BR/2BA GULFPORT HOME-Fenced Yard,
Large Pond, 2 Car Carport/Electric Gate
$1200/Mo. Furnished or $1000/Mo. Unfur-
nished. Pets Ok 727-415-5947.
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.

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.


MIDTOWN lbr/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $465 $495 1
CHILDS PARK Renovated 2/3 br 1 ba CHA Carport Rec Center $695
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GULFPORT 3br/2ba/lcg New home open floor plan NEW PRICE $950
ALONG THE TRAIL Great lbr/lba on site laundry ONLY $625
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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
TOWN SHORES WATERFRONT- Large 2BR/
2BA w/Beautiful View of Marina & Waterway.
Over 55. Annual Lease. 727-204-6767.
CHATEAU TOWER-Freshly Painted 2Br./2Ba.
Spectacular View of Bay/Gulf. 16th floor, Bal-
cony. W/D, Front Door Covered Parking. Pool/
Spa, Fitness Room, Secured Building, Annual
Lease. Non-smokers. $1000 mo. 727-798-
4540 or 207-353-4818.
SPB 1BR/1BA- $550/Mo. 1 Block from Beach.
Gulfport 1BR/1BA, $600. 1 Block to Beach
Blvd. 727-363-1074.
NICE LARGE 1BR- Screened-In Porch,
Fenced-In Yard. 1 Block from Gulfport Art Dis-
trict/Waterfront. $885/Mo. & Utilities. Available
Januray 1st. 1st, Last & Deposit Required.
727-776-9787.
GULFPORT 2825 50TH ST. S. #3- Large 1/1
w/Walk-ln Closet, New Floor, Updated Kitch-
en. Coin W/D on site. $595/Mo. & $300 Secu-
rity. 727-742-5140.
3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
School and Transportation. Very Spacious.
Closed in Front Yard. HUD approved. 321-
1793 or 644-4519.
NEWLY RENOVATED-2/1 House in Gulfport
Marina District. Nice Quiet Neighborhood,
Private Backyard, Walk to Marina and Nature
Preserve. $800/Mo. Call 727-687-0568.
DELUXE CONDO VILLA- Westshore Village.
2BR/2BA Unfurnished, A/C, Free Ext'd Cable,
Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Gated, Extra
Large Florida Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Ga-
rage. $1000/Mo. One-Year Lease. Bob, 727-
452-9290.
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.
THE WAIT IS OVER!- Town Shores Bucking-
ham 501. Outstanding Open Waterview, Up-
dates Throughout. Beautiful! Priced Reduced
$239,900.
Jamison 2/2 Furnished. Bring YourToothbrush!
Priced to Sell $132,000.
Call Bill Sampson, Jr. Today. BAIRD REALTY
GROUP, 727-776-7280.
ABOVE GARAGE APT.- 1BR/1BA, Heart
of Art District. Walk to Beach, Restaurants,
Shops. Small Pet OK, $600/Mo. 1st, Last, Se-
curity. Call 727-323-1814.
GULFPORT 3BR/2BA, 1800 Ft. 1 Car Ga-
rage, Storage Shed, Fireplace, Pool, Hot Tub,
$1295/Mo. Call Ken, 727-417-1462.

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PASADENA
CHATEAU TOWER
1BR/1.5BA with Fantastic Water View From
the 7th Floor. Unfurnished. $850/Mo. Marcoux
Realty, Inc. 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494.
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.


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S. PASADENA-Chateau Tower. 2BR/2BA with
Waterfront View. Newly Renovated. Secure
Building with Lots of Amenities. 727-546-0644
or 727-432-1832.
AWESOME LOCATION! 2BR/1.5BA Condo
-3315 58th Ave. S., Renovated. All Appliances,
Pool, Work-out Room. Across from Marina.
$790/Mo. 727-647-7806.
GULFPORT 2BR/1BA- C/H/A, Super Clean,
Carport, Large Yard. $780/Mo. 727-417-1462.
CUTE BUNGALOW 2BR/1BA, Hardwood
Floors, Section 8 OK, No Pets/Smokers,
Fenced Yard, Immediate Occupancy. $800/Mo.
Plus Deposit. 727-415-2868.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
1605.
FREE 1ST MONTHS RENT- Move In w/$385
Security, Studio's & 2BR/1BA Available. Con-
venient Downtown Location. No Application
Fee. 727-638-4797.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
5612 18TH AVE. S.-Gulfport 1 BR Duplex. Just
Remodeled, Wood Look Floors, Light and Airy,
Alley Unit. $650/Mo. Includes W/G/S. 727-343-
9309.
TOWN SHORES LANCASTER- Deluxe 2BR/
2BA, Waterfront, Excellent Condition. Newly
Remodeled. $1100/Mo. Annual. Free Rent 1st
Month if Rented by Jan. 1st. No Pets. Call 727-
688-7337.


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

SUNSET BEACH TREASURE ISLAND-1 BR,
Dock, Pool, Steps to beach. Available Now.
Beach & Luxury Realty. Call Dot, 727-363-
6471 or 656-6642
TOWN SHORES RENTALS- Manchester
#111, 1BR/1BA Deluxe, Open Patio on Wa-
ter, Semi-Annual. Nottingham #604, 1 BR/1 BA
Deluxe, Open Floor Plan/Waterviews, New
Carpet/Paint, Semi-Annual. Kenmore #209,
1 BR/1BA, Carport, Semi-Annual/Annual.
Diplomat #607. 1BR/1.5BA Deluxe, Beauti-
ful Water Views, Annual. Buckingham #311,
2BR/2BA w/Baclony, Short Term. Call Annie
Thompson for Details. SELLERS EXPRESS
REALTY, 727-347-0187.
VACATION RENTALS- Isla Del Sol Club Ba-
hia, 2/2, Fantastic Waterview, Beautifully Fur-
nished, Fitness Center. Priced Depending on
Length of Rental.
shellrealty@aol.com. 727-867-5536.
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA- With enclosed Sun-
room. Overlooking Bay. 2nd Floor. Upscaled
renovations. 55+. Off street parking. WSG Inc.
$800/mo. 727-403-8702.
60


GULFPORT BEACH CONDO- New 2/1, New
Furnishings. Pool, All Amenities, W/D. Weekly,
Monthly, Seasonal. No Pets. 727-343-1242,
727-776-1353.


FURNISHED ROOM IN-Gulfport. Includes
Cable & Utilities. $125/Wk, 1st & Last. Avail-
able Dec. 1st. Call between 1-6 for Appt. 727-
743-7343
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer & Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $120 Wk. 727-323-1039.
SHARE CLEAN GULFPORT HOME- On Bus
Line. Furnished, Cable and Utilities Included.
$525/Mo. 727-322-8549.


$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.

OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENA- At Executive
Bldg. 727-209-0606.


SUNDAY 1-4P.M. END OF YEAR TAX SALE
Deal of the Year! New Custom Throughout.
Heated Pool, Move-In Now! St. Pete Beach
Parkside Condo's, 9060 Blind Pass Road. 1/1,
$99,000 w/Walkout Fenced Patio! 2/1 Corner
Unit, $139,000. Owner/Broker/Seller Clay Tra-
vis, 727-424-7500.
OPEN SUNDAY 1-4P.M.- Gorgeous
VIEWS+Balcony+Washer-Dryer. Buckingham
#703 Town Shores. 2/2, Hardwood, Mirrors,
Covered Parking. $239,900. Recorded De-
scription 1-800-901-6965 x 9400. SEE Don
Taylor, REALTY EXECUTIVES, 727-458-7828.
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