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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 11, 2008
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Inside
this week...
Santa Visits R.W.
Caldwell Realty
see page 3

Senior Center Offers
Gift Wrapping
see page 5

Boyd Hill Christmas
Jamboree, Saturday
see page 7

Letter to Santa
see page 12

Gabs: What Was
Your Best Chrismas
Gift You Ever Got?
see page 19

Gulfport Goes Green
Every 4th Saturday
see page 31

St. Pete YMCA
Seeks Donations
see page 32

Historical Society
Christmas Party
see page 33

Gulfport Holiday
Decoration Contest
see page 36

SPLT On Golden
Pond Auditions
see page 37

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--BJ
Carley Bedillion, 7, blows through the hot glass rod to
her own Christmas ornament at the Industrial Arts Cer
Gulfport on Saturday. Uncle Brian Bedillion helps hol
rod while Jackie Ballard shapes the ball of molten glas,


22nd Street Youth Market


By Leigh Clifton

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Artist Alex Blosser, a junior at
East Lake High, wears the paper
gauntlet he designed out of
computer paper, among his other
creatures.
A gathering of brilliant
young entrepreneurs, artists
and musicians joined forces on
Saturday afternoon to show off
their wares at the 22nd Youth
Market, organized by the
22nd Street Redevelopment
Corp. According to manager
Steve Graves, the Youth
Market was implemented to
give school-aged students a
chance to make money for
themselves for the holidays


By Leigh Clifton
On Sunday afternoon, the Industrial
Arts Center, (IAC), in the courtyard on
Beach Blvd. in Gulfport offered a unique
and special way to commemorate this
Christmas; make your own Christmas
ornament. Sponsored by the IAC,
director Jackie Ballard, a master glass
blower, showed over 60 participants how
to make a hand-blown glass ornament
for the tree.
The IAC building houses other arts
mediums, including metal-smithing,
glass fusion, found metal sculpture and
make lamp-work, but according to Jackie, the
iter in building, which opened four months
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ago, S Oaments, page 1
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and to give organizations a
chance to offer their fund
raisers to the community.
Perkins Elementary 5th
Graders, St. Petersburg High
School's Young Entrepreneur
class, the Youth Art Corp,
Boys and Girls Clubs, Great
Explorations Children's
Museum, local artist Alex
Blosser and artistic face
painters Tyrell and Kiana
Jordon all set up under tents
in the Sweetbay Parking
lot at Tangerine Plaza. The
Perkins Elementary 5th
graders sold Village Inn Pie
coupons for Christmas gifts to
raise money for their school,
but in a bit of marketing
genius, offered pieces of the
fresh apple and cherry pies to
tempt the public.
The St. Pete High's
Young Entrepreneurs were
marketing "Devil Bags";
selling for $10.00 and filled
with candy, using a real
marketing plan and investing
the monies raised in a stock
See Art, page 43


Snow Holiday


Elijah Burgess, 4, spent his
Friday evening frolicking in
the snow at Gulfport's snow
holiday along Beach Boulevard.
Burgess, who lives in Gulfport,
got to throw his snowball at a
reporter Friday evening, setting
the stage for a career in politics
or as a movie star later in life.
"We came out last year and it
was a lot of fun, and we just love
the snow," his grandfather said
as he watched Elijah perfect his
snowball-making techniques.
See More Photos, page 34







Thank You, CERT Team!
The City of Gulfport would like to
send a special "Thank You" to the
CERT Team (Florida Community
Emergency Response Team) for
making the Holiday Celebration on
Friday, December 5th a pleasurable
and safe event this season. Many
Gulfport families enjoyed the snow
along with the assistance and
dependability of the City of Gulfport
CERT Team. CERT members lent
a hand to children by guiding them
onto home made sleds to which
whisked them down the snow packed
hill on Beach Blvd. Other CERT
members kept busy by keeping a
watchful eye as children and adults
had experienced snow for the first
time.
CERT volunteers who assisted
in the Holiday Celebration


event: Marge Grudzinski, Cathy
Vaseliades, Blaise Harwitt, Linda
Harwitt, Larry Shepherd, Janet
Shepherd, Christine Brown and
Lou Worthington. Also a thank you
to Michael Worthington and Brian
Vanslyke who kept the kids sliding!
Florida CERTistrainedin statewide
education in disaster planning and
preparedness. If you are interested
in getting involved in the CERT
Team, please call City of Gulfport
Fire Lieutenant, Pete Huffman at
893-1059.

Holiday Events on
You Tube Website
Visit the City of Gulfport You Tube
website: http://www.youtube.com/
user/cityofgulfport. If you have cable
or DSL internet, you can also access
streaming video from cable channel


615 from the City's website at http://
www.ci.gulfport.fl.us.
Check out the videos with recent
events like the City of Gulfport
Holiday Tree Lighting and the City
of Gulfport Holiday Celebration. If
you have family or friends who are
out of town, state or the country, it's
a great way to keep in touch with
Gulfport! Spread the word!

City of Gulfport Holiday
Decorations Contest!
Gulfport residents, are you ready to
get in the holiday spirit and brighten
up our City for the holiday season?
Then it's time to enter the City
of Gulfport's Holiday Decorations
Contest. Stop by the Gulfport
Recreation Center or City Hall to pick
up an application to enter your home
or business. "Santa and his Elves"
will be judging on 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.


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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
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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 19
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!

Help Family Resource
Coalition/CMS
Dominics Pizza Italian Restaurant
located at 2930 Beach Boulevard in
Gulfport is hosting a fundraiser to
benefit the Family Resource Coalition/
CMS (Children's Medical Services).
Bring the kids to see Santa Claus on


Friday and Saturday, December 12
and 13 and December 19 and 20 from
6-9 p.m. On Saturday, December
20, kids will receive a free ice cream
cone. All proceeds go to the Family
Resource Coalition/CMS.

Toys for Tots
Collection Drive
I1ik.\- 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!
Join I ik. -\ the Realtor and Riki for
a wine tasting on December 19 from
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Riccastro Hair
Salon. Bring a toy for the children.


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Senior Center Offers
Gift Wrapping
The Gulfport Senior Center, 5501
27 Avenue S. is offering holiday
gift wrapping from 10:30 a.m. to
noon now through Christmas Eve.
Donation of $1 each per package. All
proceeds to benefit the Senior Center
lunch program.

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.

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 from
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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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
871-0888.


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Saturday 9:30am 5:00pm
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Spread the Word!


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
Whacky 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.

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.



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

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.


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5313 Gulfport Blvd. Gulfport, FL. 33707
727-321-2732
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Celebrating 10 years in Gulfport!
Lots of items for

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SLucky Bamboo
SOrchid Plants & Bouquets
and more!!

Mon. Fri. 10:00am 6:00pm
Sat. 10:30 5:00pm
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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.
Rosiland Miller a former college
teacher at St. Pete College and
University of Baltimore and author
of five books, one of which was used at
Eckerd College for a special course.


Date & Time:
Admission:


Town Shores
Red Hatters
The Town Shores Red Hatters will
hold a cookie exchange and cruise
information meeting on December
14 from 1-3 p.m. at the clubhouse
lounge. Come share your cookies
and Betty will provide an update on
requirements for the January cruise
(1/22-1/26). Happy holidays!


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Free our gift to the community


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


For more information call
Ginger Platt at 893-7326
Crafters wanted.


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Travel on a hayride with Santa.
Dangle from an oak with Pathfinder
Outdoor Education rope climbing.
(additionalfee)
Play old time games like horseshoes,
sack races, & bean bag toss.
Listen to live music by 'New Horizons'
Band at Eckerd College'.


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3130 31st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712 727/866-6401
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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 singing 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
to 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!

Silent Auction Luncheon
The public is invited to attend
the Maximo Moorings Women's
Club Holiday Luncheon and Silent
Auction on December 12 at the Pass-
a-Grille Yacht Club. Bidding begins
at 11:30 a.m. on a varied selection
of gift certificates from massages to
fine dining. View an array of items
from artwork to teapots for holiday
gifting. The Gibbs High School
Choir will serenade us with seasonal
song. Please call Sue Shoemaker at
215-9361 for reservations and more
information.

Landscape Watercolor
Class for Beginners
Margo Morris will offer her
unique six-week course Landscape
Watercolor Painting for Beginners"
at the Gulfport Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Drive S. in Gulfport.
First class will be Tuesday, January
9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring
plain paper (8-1/2x11), a soft (3b)
pencil and an eraser. Call 893-1068
for more information.


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Mad Music's Student
Christmas Recital
Mad Mu sic'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 them for a fun
time!

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 for visit
www.st-lukesumc.com.

Drop Off a Toy at
Anderson Lumber
Anderson Lumber's tenants will
be displaying and selling crafts on
December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in their parking lot, 666 49 Street S.
by the Pinellas Trail. There will also
be a toy drop-off box for the YMCA's
"Neighbor to Neighbor" Christmas
program.



NoiseMakers'
Holiday Open House




Tuesday, December 16
6:30 pm 8:30 pm
5900 Central Ave. Ste. K
Punch & Cookies
Play guitars, drums and keyboards etc.
You're never too old to learn...
Or too young to Rock!

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4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach
9:00 am Sunday
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5721 Central Ave.
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Discussion 10:15 AM
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Christmas Concert at
Lakewood United
Local composer A. Paul Johnson, in
conjunction with Lakewood United
Methodist Church will be presenting
his new original Christmas oratorio
"A Child for Our Time" on Friday,
December 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday,
December 20 at 2 p.m. Free and all
are welcome. Several local church
choirs and a Sarasota based children's
vocal group will be performing with
guest soloist Broadway star Ann
Morrison and will be accompanied
by the Lakewood praise band and
members of FloriMezzo. The church
is located at 5995 Dr. Martin Luther
King Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call
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Christmas season through the story
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accustomed to. The over-worked,
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businessman, Eddie, has forgotten
the true meaning of Christmas.
However, through a series of brief
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In the Sanctuary this Sunday:
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary
with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional

"Punching Holes in the Darkness"
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was built primarily for glass blowing,
with special ovens and cooling kilns
that heat the glass particles to 2000
degrees, then cool it slowly so as not
to crack the delicate glass.
Jackie and Brian Bedillion, who
volunteers at the Center, showed
the curious visitors how to load the
lump of clear glass on the firing rod,
turn the small ball of molten glass
into the frit, small pieces of colored
glass pieces that melt into the clear
glass when heated to produce the
beautiful colors. The design is then
created by blowing thru the long
hollow pole, which sends air to the
bubble, expanding it to create the
delicate round glass ornament.
The rod is turned slowly so the
colors intermingle. This is done
several times as the glass cools and
is reheated. The colors blend and
swirl to make each piece unique and
inimitable. After the ornament is an
acceptable size, Jackie then showed
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The ornament is then cooled for 12
hours and is then ready to adorn the
Christmas tree.
The Center charges $25.00, which
includes the lesson and the finished
ornament. Ballard says that there
will be a few more times before
Christmas to make an ornament,
most notably the December 20th
Arts Walk, from 6pm to 10 pm.
Brian's nieces Savannah, 10 and
Carly, 7, both took their turn at
blowing the glass and created two
really pretty ornaments. Jacob
Stevens, 13, from Madeira Beach
gave it a really good effort as well.
All three really seemed to have fun,
although according to Jacob, it was
a bit of hard work. There were quite
a few very red faces. But the kids all
agreed the end result was worth it.


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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 festive joyfilled
experience for families and friends.
Volunteers share in the fun, assisting
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News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
Greetings from everyone at VFW
Post #39. Our Post home is located
at 2599 Central Avenue. We are in
the heart of the Grand Central Art
District. We are the oldest Post in
the south chartered in 1919. We are
coming up on our 90th anniversary.
Our Post is in an amazing old
building that has been the host of
many historic activities.


This Thursday, December 11 the
90th Anniversary Committee will
meet at 7 p.m. The Pride Committee
will also be meeting at the same time.
Saturday will be the blood drive from
8-11:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served.
Donors will receive their breakfast
free of charge. There will be a "Reefs
Across America" ceremony at the VA
cemetery at Bay Pines starting at noon.
The Ladies Auxiliary Mixed Nuts will
meet at 1 p.m. at Feola's. Sunday come
on down for food, fun and football. The
members will be pulling names for


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the Post is not open. Tuesday through
Friday we observe happy hour from
4-6 p.m. Come visit any time. Have a
drink, chat with friendly folks, enjoy
the game room or tour the Military
Memorabilia Museum. Our wonderful
bartenders await to welcome you.
Have a great week, stay warm. Hug
your family, smile at friends, wave at
everyone. Thank a veteran and pray
for those in peril. Hope to see you
soon!

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.
Individual tickets are $25, patron
ticket is $50. All proceeds to benefit
Happy Workers Children's Center.
Call 894-5337 for more information.

Sons of Italy
Pasta Night
John Paul 1 Lodge will hold a pasta
night every Monday from 4-8 p.m.
featuring all-you-can-eat pasta with
two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Beer and wine available. The Lodge
is located at 2500 34 Street S. in St.
Petersburg. Take out available. Call
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The Salvation Army says thank you
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forward and donated much needed
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this Christmas Season. "About a
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"Without this kind of generous support
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the 45% increase for assistance as
they serve more than 1,169 families
and 2,868 children this season.
Thank you again for your generous
support and have a Merry Christmas.

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business owners. Unlike most beach
communities there are no parking
meters to hinder accessibility. So,
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Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Theta members
celebrated the holiday at their regular
meeting on Wednesday, December 10
at the home of Joyce Keller. Members
provided the refreshments with a
variety of sweets and non-sweets,
which were enjoyed by all. Members
exchanged gifts and gathered for the
annual chapter picture.
Members and guests will gather


at the home of Sharon and Roger
Ingram on Saturday, December 13
for the Couples Social. The meal will
be prepared by the hostesses Sharon
Ingram and Val Rankin. There will be
an exchange of Christmas ornaments
among the women and the men will
exchange a variety of surprise gifts.
On Saturday, December 6, Sunshine
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a delicious brunch. A visit from
"Poinsettia Patty" proved exciting
for all the children as she distributed
gifts to each of them.
The Northside Christian School
Chamber Singers, under the direction
of Nathan Farrell, provided a very
entertaining program of holiday
songs. The students were very
talented and put everyone into the
holiday spirit. Virginia Clarihew of
St. Giles Food Pantry was presented
with many boxes of food items for the
pantry. This is a wonderful way for
the chapter members to gather and
begin the season.
The Meet and Greet Rush will be
held on Saturday, January 17 at the
Lake Rich Mobile Home Club House
from 2-4 p.m.
For more information, please contact
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.

Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
December 22 at 10 a.m. and learn
about plants for birds. Anyone who
has a group can contact me to tour
the park. Please come and visit the
park, sit still on a bench and watch
and listen. Many different birds visit
the park. Please remember no dogs
are allowed in this park due to the
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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
Our blood drive netted 26 pints
of blood, thanks to everyone who
donated.
Sunday breakfast is back, cooked
to order, for only $3.50. It is served
from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
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 andbreakfast
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 12, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entree will be beef tips and
noodles, green beans, roll and butter
for $6.50.
Saturday, December 13, the Color
Guard will be grilling steaks with
baked potato, salad, roll, butter and
dessert for $7.75. 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
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served on
Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8p.m. Play pool for free on Saturdays
until 5 p.m.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6p.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.

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Guardian ad Litem
Our community desperately needs
child advocates for children who
are abused, neglected or abandoned
in Pinellas County. Pasadena
Community Church is hosting a
information meeting on Wednesday,
December 17 from 6:30 p.m. until
7:30 p.m. in rooms 3A-C in their Life
Enrichment Center (227 70 Street S.).
Come find out how you can change
the life forever of just one child in
as little time as four to six hours
per month. For further information,
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Precious Barr, Gulfport: "I just
got the good news that I don't have
Cancer. I was diagnosed as having
Cancer but they had to get a cell
extraction to confirm it. My family
and I had to wait four weeks for the
test results. The test came back and
confirmed a pre-cancerous condition
that was totally treatable with a
minor procedure. I was counting my
blessings with my family; I had had
the same diagnosis two years ago and
kind of resigned myself to it. I just
let it go and let it out of my mind and
never went back for the confirmation.
Then, my doctor insisted that I get
a cell extraction test. I had already
decided that I must be sick so I just
gave it to God to handle because I
just couldn't handle it myself. I let
the stress go and just put it in God's
hands. So this is the best Christmas
present my family and I have ever
gotten and we are truly grateful. We
feel really blessed!"


Bistra Wos, Gulfport: "The best
present I ever got and still get ev-
ery year is a poem from my son. He
always writes me something beauti-
ful every year and I often will frame
them. What's even more remarkable
is that we come here from Germa-
ny in 2000, and he couldn't speak
a word of English. He had to go to
ESL classes and learned everything
so fast, it was amazing! Now he is
in Baypoint Middle School, a mag-
net school and he has been entering
writing competitions and doing very
well. I think he should write for Hall-
mark Cards, he's so sentimental. He
always makes a point of giving me
a special poem for Christmas; it's so
much better to get something that
has a special meaning rather than
getting a gift no one will use. It's
such a waste of money. And this is
so much more special, it makes me
very proud of him!"


Chris Jones, Gulfport: "The best
give I am getting and receiving this
Christmas is one you can't really see
or touch. But it's really important
to my life; my boyfriend Dan and
I have both given up drinking. It
doesn't sound much like a gift, but it
really is for both of us. We were to-
gether but we both drank too much
and it wasn't a good thing. We both
decided that if we wanted to stay
together, it was time for a change.
Drinking did nothing but bad things
to our relationship, there were legal
issues and it was just a bad scene.
When we both decided to stop, our
relationship got a lot better. He's
been sober a year this month and I
will have been sober a year in Janu-
ary. We both agree that this is prob-
ably the best gift we could give one
another. So we're very thankful this
Christmas, and a whole lot happier
together!"


Lou Gonzalez, Gulfport: "One of the most unusual gifts I ever gave for Christ-
mas was to an old girlfriend. I had been over to her house and noticed that she
was vacuuming with this old shop vac thing, with a really short hose. She had to
bend over the thing and she looked so uncomfortable, and it really didn't work
well at all. So for Christmas, I bought her a real vacuum, which she still has to
this day. She still talks about it! But of course, we're not together anymore. I
mean, if you just kept getting presents like that from your boyfriend, would you
stick around?"


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Letters

Residents can help
Gulfport Seniors
Dear Editor: With Thanksgiv-
ing behind us and the holidays and
a New Year knocking at our door,
many of us are thinking about those
less fortunate and how we can help.
I invite you to consider making a do-
nation to the The Gulfport Multipur-
pose Senior Center Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation's mission is to
support and enhance all programs,
events, and activities right here in
Gulfport at our Senior Center. We
are a registered 501 c 3 charitable
non-profit organization, served by
an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Many of the services and activities at
the Senior Center are either not able
to be funded by the City, or are under
funded. The Foundation was created
to help fill in these funding gaps.
We invite you to make a real dif-
ference at the local level in your gift
giving this season. For a City our
size, we are fortunate to have such
a healthy, safe, caring environment
for seniors. Over the next 20 years,
our needs will continue to grow as we
reach out to another group the Baby


Boomers! I'm sure some of you are
reading the Gabber today.
Please consider sending a check to
the Foundation this holiday season.
Be it to honor a loved one, or to show
you care about quality of life here in
Gulfport, your gift tells us you recog-
nize and value the important role se-
niors play in our community at large.
For your convenience, you may also
donate online through our website at:
www.gulfportseniorfoundation.org.
Thank you in advance for helping
us to improve the overall health and
welfare of seniors here in the City of
Gulfport. If every Gulfport resident
and City employee would contribute
just $1, it would go a long way in help-
ing us reach our fundraising goals to
help us purchase additional pieces
of professional exercising equipment
for the Senior Center.
Please make your tax-deductible
check out to: The Gulfport Multipur-
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27th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
Happy Holidays!
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Donate Winter Gear
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In anticipation of cooler nights
ahead of us this holiday season
The Salvation Army is receiving
requests earlier than ever for winter
clothing and blankets from the
homeless population it serves in St.
Petersburg.
"We are asking the community to
step forward and donate blankets,
coats, hats and gloves as they have
done in the past." states Major
George Patterson, St. Petersburg
Area Commander.
The Salvation Army's Downtown
Corps, a one-of-its-kind Homeless
Day Center in St. Petersburg, sees
between 180 and 200homeless guests
each day. Coffee, conversation,
material assistance and spiritual
and emotional care are among the
services provided every day at the
center. It is here that blankets and
coats and winter apparel are handed
out as well.
All winter clothing donations can be
dropped off at the Downtown Corps
located at 1400 Fourth Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Monetary donations
can also be mailed to the Salvation
Army Downtown Corps at the same
address. For more information
please call 550-8080, ext. 222.

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Christmas for Children
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The Legion Family of Post #305
would like to invite you to support
our children and veterans this
Christmas. We are located at 6999
Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Food
and music are available for your
enjoyment. Members and guests are
welcome.
Saturday, December 13,
the Legion Family will attend a
ceremony at Bay Pines Hospital.
It is to recognize Veterans with
remembrance wreaths for the
holidays with the creation of
Wreaths Across America. Everyone
is welcome
The Auxiliary is sponsoring a
Flea Market Sunday, December
14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will
accept donations for our tables the
week before. You can drop your
goods at the legion. There will be
lots of Christmas stuff as well as
everything else you can imagine. If
you wish to have your own table, call
us at 367-1596 and leave a message
for someone from the Auxiliary to


call you. It is a $10 donation for a
space. Shoppers are most welcome.
Your donations will go to help an
Army National Guard family in need
of our help.
Unit #305 is also holding our
annual Children's Christmas Party
Saturday, December 20 at 11 a.m.
This party is for the children from
our local elementary school whose
parents need some help this year.
We have a tree at the legion with
stars for each of these children and
their Christmas wishes for this year.
Many of them are in need of coats.
If you are able to help please stop in
and donate for a child's present.
Sunday is sports day. Join them
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beer specials and door prizes too.
Fried or broiled fish is the fare for
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play for your dancing and listening
pleasure.
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dancing, food and entertainment,
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take a look at how these legal transfers
of control and decision-making work.
Guardianship
This is a legal process in which the
court places an individual or agency in
control of someone else's affairs. Since
establishing a guardianship requires
action by the Court system, it can be
expensive and cumbersome. In addi-
tion, guardianship reduces an individ-
ual's legal rights to those of a minor.
Conservatorship
This is a type of guardianship that
applies only to a person's property and
not his or her personal matters. As
such, its scope is less restrictive, and
the individual involved retains many
of his or her legal rights.
Durable Power of Attorney
By establishing a power of attorney,
you authorize someone else to act in
your behalf. You can give very limited
powers, such as authorizing someone
to sell property for you, or very broad
powers, such as paying bills, making
investment decisions, or making all


decisions for you.
A durable power of attorney remains
in force even if the person who estab-
lishes it becomes incompetent. While
a power of attorney is generally es-
tablished to ensure that your affairs
will be handled for you, it must be
durable to be effective in the event of
your incapacity. Any power of attor-
ney, including a durable one, becomes
null and void when either the person
granting it or the person to whom it is
granted dies.
You should be sure to specify exactly
what functions are to be covered by
the durable power of attorney. For
example, medical decisions, invest-
ment choices and property care can be
named specifically.
Of course, a durable power of attor-
ney should be given only to someone
you trust implicitly to act in your best
interest. You should consult an attor-
ney for the specific requirement of a
durable power of attorney.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
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of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140, St.
Petersburg, FL. The telephone number
is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes
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drop off a much needed donation
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A Christmas Carol: Beautiful Traditions


By Cathy Salustri
Photo by Spencer Lucas
The St. Petersburg Little Theatre
(SPLT) opened their version of
Dickens' A Christmas Carol last
weekend to enthusiastic audiences,
and with good reason. The show, well-
written as a novella 165 years ago and
now a winter favorite throughout the
country, only benefits from director
David Middleton's adaptation.
Milton O'Neal readily transforms
into Ebenezer Scrooge, although
I often felt like I was watching
Michael Caine play Scrooge, such is
O'Neal's resemblance to Caine. The
only problem-and this may not be
one for those with more compassion
than I-is that sometimes O'Neal
plays Scrooge with such earnest
sincerity that I found myself saying
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It is not possible to mention the
good performances put forth by the
other 36 members of the cast, but the
children-specially the two playing
Ignorance and Want, Tommy Billard
and Kalysta Gregory, respectively-
do an amazing job.
Walter Raine also commands
attention as the Ghost of Christmas
Present, although costume designer
Lorrie Lykins' decision to dress a
six-foot-something man with a full
grey beard in a red Santa robe and
a jingling walking stick didn't make
Raine appear in any way diminutive,
either.
The only complaint about the
costumes-and it's a small one-is
that they're too beautiful for a group
of poor peasants. Of course, the
play deals with ghosts appearing in
mirrors and taking Scrooge through
time and space, so I'm thinking
reality isn't top priority here.
In its 84th season, SPLT enjoys the
benefits of its own theatre complete
with scene shop on site, and the
rich sets for Carol add to the mid-
19th century feel of the show. The
tableau of the set as the curtains
part garnered quick and enthusiastic
applause from the house, a credit
to designer Michael DuMouchel.
Watching a show where the set
designer and lighting designer
manage to achieve scenic effects by
working together makes the show
much more enjoyable, a credit to both


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DuMouchel and lighting designer
Frank Hale.
Middleton added carolers onstage
opposite the scene changes, pulling
focus from the business of moving set
pieces and injecting bits of comedy
into what can turn into an otherwise
emotionally intense show. In doing
this he kept the show lively and well-
paced so the two hours fly by before
you realize it.
A few things that could stand
improvement, though, have little to
do with the show and more to do with
the theatre company. I abhor sitting
through a plea for money during
the curtain speech, and I'm tired of
every theatre reaching its hand out
for something before I can enjoy a
play. Right now SPLT wants to raise
$55,000 for new seats, and while the
sample seat in the lobby looks nice,
I didn't see anything wrong with
the ones in the playhouse. If they
wants new seats, that's fine, but
please don't make the audience sit
through your prerecorded plea for
money when they've just given you
$20 for a ticket. Theatre companies,
pay attention: if I weren't reviewing
the show this alone would tempt me
to stay at home and watch a movie.
I can't be the only one who feels this
way.
The other thing that seriously
detracted from the performance was
the sound system. I understand that
SPLT recently paid a goodly sum
to improve their sound system, but
echoes abounded Sunday afternoon
and it, unfortunately, seriously
compromised the well-directed and
carefully crafted performances.
In summary, the St. Petersburg
Little Theatre stages a lovely show
not entirely without problems but
also not entirely without merit and
the majority of theatergoers will not
be disappointed in this Christmas
tradition. If you go you'll see a lovely,
traditional Christmas show that
have you in the Christmas spirit by
the end of the night.
A Christmas Carol runs through
December 21. The show starts at
8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
evenings and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
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SPCA Pet of the Week
From playing to napping, Aris is full of love and fun. You
wouldn't guess that Aris is five years old based on her small
size and her big energy level. Aris is from a large family and
is good with children and with some dogs. Unfortunately, that
family is moving and now Aris is also looking for a new place
to call home. If you are looking for a first cat or an additional
pet, come see Aris in person, you won't be disappointed. Meet
her at the SPCA Tampa Bay 9099 130th Avenue N. in Largo
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
What was once a hopping scene is now
a ghost town -- cue the wind whistling
through the boards and coyotes howl-
ing in the distance. There's a strange
peace in this change, and you like it.
You can now get a proper perspective
on all that has happened and choose
to be a part of the new scene, or not.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
You belong to a group that accepts
and promotes you to an intoxicat-
ing degree. Things are so cozy there
that while in the company of these
folks you feel immune to the troubles
that preoccupy the rest of the world.
That'- \% h ill's so important this week
to provide some kindness to those on
the outside.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
have the courage to see problems in
a new light and move through them.
Ernest Hemmingway said, "Life
breaks everyone, but some are strong
in the broken places." You are in that
category, and you prove it this week
by succeeding at and even enjoying
the exact thing that once caused you
so much pain.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Being
one with the universe isn't all bliss
and pretty colors. It hurts sometimes.
Your famous compassion once again
has you losing yourself temporarily
as you take on the pleasure and pain
of those around you. It's all worth it
to you because the more your spirit
expands the better you enjoy this life-
time of yours.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People
have been telling you "no" since you
were learning to crawl. You've heard
it so many times now that it no longer
bothers you. It's a necessary function
in getting to "yes." And the "y,.-' you
hear on Thursday is glorious indeed.
Sagittarius and Pisces are mischie-
vous contributors to your merrymak-
ing.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You
are so powerful this week that you


can reverse an insidious cycle of neg-
ativity that has gone on long enough.
Make it your sole intent to improve
the problem. Small steps will get you
there. Find ways to feel just a tiny bit
better about things than you did be-
fore. See what's good and then look
for what's great.
GEMINI (II.ny 21-June 21). You
have used your influence for good.
Through your persistent uplifting
attention, the beings around you are
growing and thriving. Oh, joy! Do
be sure to focus some of that good-
will on yourself without seeing your
acts of rejuvenation as some kind of
indulgence. Recharge without rules
Thursday and Friday.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
get stronger this week by eliminat-
ing confusion. You think you must
choose between a few different op-
tions, and you're not sure which to
take. The reality is that none of those
options may be right for you. Watch
and wait. When you're sure, that's
when you should move and not a mo-
ment before.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're be-
ing practical because you know it will
inspire trust in the people you need
and want to trust you. Privately you
might think you can get away with
taking more risks, but you're will-
ing to err on the side of caution if it
makes a loved one happy, which it
most certainly will. On Saturday you
can let down your hair a bit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You
experience a renewed sense of ar-
dor and ambition, and this affects
everyone around you. You can even
change the opinions and manner of
people who have proved in the past
to be downright mean. Sneers will
be reduced to blushes. Your positive
contribution helps to raise the vibra-
tion of the planet.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're
excellent on the fly, adept at sponta-
neity. And yet, if you have the chance


to practice for an upcoming event, it's
a worthwhile use of energy. Planning
ahead may not affect the outcome of
what happens except in one crucial
way -- you'll feel better. Knowing
you're prepared, you'll relax and be
confident.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Mir-
acles will happen. These are not like
magic tricks that are pulled off as
a result of hours of practice at the
art of distraction and manipulation.
These are brilliant twists of fate that
come about suddenly and naturally
as a result of your doing the best you
can and the universe responding to
that effort.
This Week's Birthdays: Now
through January you'll be juggling a
lot of different activities and making
progress with a few. Then in Febru-
ary one giant endeavor takes your
focus and you make quick headway.
You could even find yourself with a
new title in March. Creative financ-
ing helps you overcome blocks and do
so in a way that's more fun than if
you had followed your original plan.
A relationship gives you raucous
days and romantic nights in June
and beyond. Family bonds through
travel in July.


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.
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Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jo-Anne's Karaoke
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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NARFE Chapter 1140
The Gulf Beaches Chapter 1140 of
the National Association of Active &
Retired Federal Employees will meet
on Wednesday, December 17 at 11:30
a.m. The buffet luncheon will be held
in the Key West Dining Room of The
Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255
Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena.
The theme of the entertainment is
a Hawaiian Christmas Holiday with
holiday music, Hawaiian dancers and
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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.

Red Hot Beach Nuts
The Red Hot Beach Nuts (a charter
member of the Red Hatters Society)
had their Christmas party at the
Belleview Biltmore with 30 members
attending. They took the tour,
exchanged gifts and shared good food
with good friends. A good time was
had by all. They want to wish all of
you a happy and safe holiday.


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RECREATION WEBSITE- www.
ci.gulfport.fl.us and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.

REMINDERS & UPCOMING
EVENTS
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-
Purchase New Sticker-All skaters
will need to purchase new Skate Park
stickers. 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 under must be accompanied by
a parent and show proof of residency
for registration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14onin-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Monthly rates are $133 res/$266
non-res. Extended care available for
an additional cost.
Teen Night -Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot Time Program-Children ages
3-5 year olds. Class times are from
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15

S Gulfport
THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT
5:00 PM ON DECEMBER 24 &
DECEMBER 31,
AND WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY
THURSDAY & FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 25th & 26th FOR THE
HOLIDAYS.

WHAT'S HAPPENING @
THE LIBRARY?
PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:
Testing for 2010 Census Workers: Mon-
day, December 15, and at 2:00 pm. This
year the Gulfport Library will be a Cen-
sus 2010 employment testing site for
qualified applicants. To schedule test-
ing, 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-
ple in the manner of the ancient Greek


'enter 5730 Shore
res/ $100 non-res. Monthly rates for
the 2-day program are $33 res./$66
non-res, the 3-day program are $55
res./$110 non-res and the 5-day pro-
gram are $88 res./$176 non-res.
CLASSES
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.
Beginners Watercolor with Mar-
go starts Jan. 6th-Wed., 10 a.m. -
Noon. In 6 lessons Margo will take
you from blank paper to wonder-
ful creations. Cost is $60 for entire
course. Call Margo at 347-1859 for
more info.
Fencing- Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m. for
ages 8-15 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages
16-70 are welcome. Cost is $5 per
one-hour session. Call Jim Campolli
at 813-855-3112 for more info.
Gymnastics Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m.
for ages 5-12. Cost is $25 per month.
Call Barbara at 804-9400 for more
info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-
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

Library 5501 2
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


Blvd. So 893-1068
$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 returns on its
new day. TUE. Jan. 6th-Tues. &
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.


thAve. So. 893-1074
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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Services iy Sponsored Activities

in the Community


Senior Center SX 27th Ave.


Thank you. Senior Center Friends-
Egret Cove Center for several ice cream
socials, floral gifts; Egret Cove Staff for
food pantry support; Gulfport Florist for
monthly flower donations for our Reassur-
ance clients as well as floral door prizes
for our Reassurance Luncheon; Gulfport
Women's Club for two Publix Gift Cards for
a free drawing for USDA Food recipients;
Humana, Inc. for supplying pies for our
Thanksgiving Dinner Party; Town Shores
Jamison Building for food pantry support;
Members of the Senior Center Foundation
for donations that enhance Senior Center
activities and programs; Foundation Board
Members for ongoing interest/support of the
Senior Center; Volunteers for helping with
the daily activities/special events. Thanks
to all of you for making our Senior Center
so special.
Phone Distribution for Hearing Im-
paired- Tues. Dec. 16, 9:30-11:30am. Call
399-9983 for eligibility criteria. No cost to
qualifying persons.
Stocking Stuffers-World's Finest Choco-
late candy bars will be available at the
Senior Center starting Thurs. Dec. 18 for
$1.00 per bar. Proceeds will benefit the Se-
nior Center Foundation. What a wonderful
way to support the Senior Center and treat
yourself or a friend!
Holiday Dinner Party-Sorry, no more
tickets for our Holiday Dinner Party on
Tues. Dec. 23 at 11:30am.
Radio City Music Hall Rockettes 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.
New: Elder Law Clinic-Volunteer attor-
neys will assist clients with wills, living
wills, powers of attorney, and health care
surrogates on the 3rd Friday of every month
from 9:30-11:30am. Must be 60 years of age
or older, must reside in Southern Pinellas
County with household income generally
within 185% of federal poverty guidelines
(asset limits and citizenship or permanent
residency status may apply). Call the Se-
nior Center now for an appointment.
Special Presentations-Must Call to Re-
serve:
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
Mon. Jan. 12, 2pm by CVS: Cost Effective-
ness of Generic Medicine (Bring Meds for a
Brown Bag Medicine Review)
Part-time Employment-If you would
like to be considered for part-time employ-
ment 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 transpor-
tation costs reimbursed. Must be 18 yrs./
up. Bring Driver's license or other ID and
Social Security card.
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle-Tread-
mills and one recumbent cycle are available
for registered Senior Center members. Must
provide medical release form from your doc-


tor. Forms available at Center.
Italian Language/Dance Classes -Begin-
ners, Advanced and Conversational classes
meet at 6pm every Thursday. Advanced and
Conversational Italian Languages continue
at 7pm. Italian folk dance (Italian Style)
offered at 8pm (no 3rd Thurs.) Newcomers
welcome.
New Diabetic Educator-Diabetic Educa-
tor Sandra Grosvenor offers free diabetic
education classes every 2nd and 4th Mon.
at 10am. Learn how to manage/cope with
diabetes. Next classes: Dec. 23 and Jan.
12.
Diabetic Support Group-meets every
Monday at 10am except the 2nd & 4th Mon-
day.
Health Insurance Questions?-SHINE
Counselor Sarah Peel can help you with
your Medicare, Medicaid questions or bill-
ing problems and help you select an appro-
priate Medicare Part D plan. Call now for a
one-on-one appointment.
AARP Driver Safety Program-Every
first and second Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30pm.
Fee:$14 ($2 discount for AARP members).
Must attend both classes. Call Jim at (727)
367-4038 to register or visit www.aarp.org/
drive.
Support Groups
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st & 3rd
Monday at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired every 2nd
and 4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers- every Wed. at
2pm
Cards & Games
Beginning Bridge Class Every Tues. at
1:30; Wed. at 6:30pm
Bridge Club- Every Tues & Thurs. at
2pm
Bingo- Every Fri. at 1pm
Euchre Every Tues. at 6:30pm
Game Day Every Mon. at 1pm
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-noon
for qualifying Gulfport residents. Proof of
income and address required for new cli-
ents.
Movie in Hickman Theater Garden
State, Mon. Dec. 29, 1pm.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at 10am.
Writers Group Every Fri. at 10am
Wii Players Wanted-Bowling on Fri. Dec.
19 at 1pm. Newcomers welcome.
Yoga every Wed. at 1:30pm. Bring mat/
blanket.
Visual Drawing/Painting-Every 2nd &
4th Friday from 3-4:30pm starting Jan. 9.
Free. Instructor Oliver Norden is a painter,
sculptor, musician and multi-talented art-
ist with a wealth of experience in the arts.
Class size is limited. Call now to make your
reservation.
Investment Discussion Group-The In-
vestment Discussion Group will offer a
special presentation by JP Morgan repre-
sentative Andrew Goldberg "A Guide to the
Markets" on Wed. Dec. 17 at 10:30am. New-
comers welcome. The Investment Group
meets every Wednesday.


HICKMAN
THEATER
OF .GLJLFI RT
5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Salerno Theatre Co.
presents
"SWEET DREAMS CONCERT"
Dec. 12-14
Fri., 8 p.m.
Sat., 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.,
Sun., 3 p.m.
Tickets $25, Srs. $22
Group rates available
1-877-275-7050 or
online at SalernoTheatre.com



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Sun., Dec. 14, 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.
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Local Obituaries
BYRD, GERALDINE PHYLLIS, 78,
of South Pasadena, passed away Dec
1. She is predeceased by her husband,
Donald. Survived by sisters, Joanne,
Norma Jean (Bob) and June; children,
Donna, Jenny and Tom (Shirley);
grandchildren, Melissa (Matt), Kathy-
lynn (James), Jennifer (Stephen) and
Justin (Casey); great-grandchildren,
Savannah, Karah, Alyssa, Brittni,
Autumn and Mercedes; and great-
great-granddaughter, Giana. Memo-
rial service Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m.
at National Cremation Society, 4945
East Bay Drive, Clearwater, FL.

FARE, JOSEPH, 74, of Gulfport, died
December 7, 2008. He was born June
18, 1934 in ( Ii .i.. IL and came to
Gulfport, FL in 2001 to retire. He was
a retired teamster and member of the
Armed Forces for two years. He was
an avid sports lover and loved boating.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years,
Sharron; daughter Jill Green of Oak
Forest, IL; son Joseph Fare (Kim) of
Midlothian, IL; granddaughter Kris-
tina Green of Oak Forest, IL; sister
Evelyn Casey of Redington Beach,
FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in Joseph's name to Hospice
of the Florida Suncoast. Services will
be private. ALife Tribute Gulfport.


HUNT, JAMES J. "JIM", 61, of
Gulfport, passed away on Mon., Nov.
24th at Morton Plant Hospital after
a long battle with several illnesses.
Jim's greatest loves were his music,
his best pal, dog Lucky, and his love of
watching pro wrestling. He is sur-
vived by sisters Sandy Birchfield of
St. Petersburg and Debby Faurote
of Crystal River. He also leaves be-
hind numerous family members and
friends who loved him and will miss
him dearly. A private memorial will
be held at a later date.

KARNELA, AIRLINE P., 91, a long
time resident of Town Shores of
Gulfport and a member of Most Holy
Name Catholic Church passed away
on Nov. 18. She is survived by many
loving friends.

MCNAMARA, THOMAS, 84, Of
Gulfport, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.
A graveside service will be Monday,
Dec. 8, 2008, at 10:45 a.m. at Bay
Pines National Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast,
5771-Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater,
FL. 33760. Visit his online guestbook
at www.andersonmcqueen.com.


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Show Opens in
"Holiday Glow"
By Luba Robinson
Members of the Treasure Island
Art Guild continue their holiday
exhibit at the Community Center
through January 2, 2009.
A New Jersey native, Pat Van-
Luevan, is basically self-taught in
Caligraphy and watercolor. She
currently teaches at the Suntan Art
Center. She brings us eye pleasing
landscape in "Ocala Forest" and "
Tahiti Lighthouse". "Bird of Para-
dise" and "Water Lilies" entertains
the viewer to a glowing palette of
Florida tropics.
Fred Wilder is a former Art Guild
president and an award winning
artist who shows his skill in vari-
ous mediums: I.-.1ll1.-v of Art" in
Sumi ink a watercolor "Wind,
Place and Show" and "A Secret" in
pastel. The realism of "Bamboo"
painted in oil captures strong val-
ue contrasts.
Treat yourself to this exhibit dur-
ing the holiday season. The Com-
munity Center is located on 106th
Avenue just east of Gulf Blvd. Call
the Recreation Center 547-4575 for
hours of operation.


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Korean War Veterans
Association
If you served in Korea during the
Korean War up to the present, you
are eligible for membership in the
KWVA. They also welcome anyone
who wishes to volunteer their time,
energy and service. They meet on
the third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 4364, 5772
62 Street N. in St. Petersburg. Call
Clarence Dadswell, President at
525-6496.
They will participate in the annual
Pinellas Park Christmas parade on
December 13. On December 18 at
5 p.m. they will host their annual
dinner at VFW Post 4364 for residents
of Bay Pines VA Medical Center.
KWVA Chapter 14 is dedicated
to preserving the historical
contributions of our military who have
served and sacrificed in the Korean
theater from 1950 to the present.
They participate in numerous
charitable contributions to the
memory of our veterans such as
the creation and dedication of the
beautiful and inspiring granite
Korean War memorial at Freedom
Lake Park in Pinellas Park. In
addition to parades, they serve as
honor guards for military funerals






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including those veterans without
families or friends; folding flags to
be later used at funerals; serving as
color guards for Tropicana Field and
other events, rendering support to
members in need and participation
in other patriotic and charitable
endeavors. They also participate in a
number of youth oriented events and
sponsor youth scholarships. Of course
there is always time for a number of
enjoyable events such as outings,
dinners, get together, etc.
Their meetings reflect a relaxed yet
formal format which concludes with
sharing coffee, tea, sandwiches and
pastries while engaged in pleasant
conversation and socialization with
members and guests.


If you are a veteran of the Korean
theater from 1950 to the present,
come and join their group of friendly
members.

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.
com.


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Tracy Purcell Memorial
By Leigh Clifton
Last Friday night
the Peninsula Inn
in Gulfport was
filled with blues and
overflowing with
love as more than
200 family members
andfriends gathered
to honor the memory
of legendary
bluesman Tracy
Purcell. Known
as the Saltwater
Bluesman, Purcell
passed away in
April at the age
of 83, but has left .
many reminders of
his legend behind-
in his six children. Tracy Purcell's three sons played in a tribute to their father; Mark,
Pau, the oldeston drums, Paul on guitar and Conger on bass.
Paul, the oldest,
is the front-man and founder of the Rockin' Chair Blues Band. Conger, the
middle son, is a musician with his church in South Carolina and Mark, the
youngest, is a professional drummer who is now Executive Chef at a Five Star
restaurant in New Hampshire. All five of Conger's children are also actively
involved with music as well, showing those blues apples don't fall far from
that C-augmented fourth chord. The other three children, all girls, are also
involved with music in some way. Sons Paul, Conger and Mark all joined local
musicians Sterling MaGee, Wendy of the Soul Shakers, T.C. Carr and others
onstage to pay tribute to the man with the gravelly voice and debonair good
looks. A pictorial tribute was placed on one side of the Inn's patio and many of
the guests got to see Tracy in all his glory; as a young piano man in New York
city, standing beside his beautiful wife, pictures from his Scouts and Raiders
days as well as photos of several bands he used to perform with. His legendary
hat was placed on top and an empty beer stein was placed in front.
The night was filled with blues and celebration, commemorating a life lived
with music, love and laughter. Tracy Purcell was truly a class act; his influence
will be heard around this area and beyond for years to come. Show 'em in
Heaven, Tracy, how to really play the blues....


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YMCA Seeking
Donations
Since 1990, the YMCA of Greater
St. Petersburg has organized the
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Christmas
Program, which provides a 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
at the Jim and Heather Gills YMCA
located at 3200 First Avenue S. or
for more information on how you
can help your neighbor please call
895-9622 or visit www.stpeteymca.
org.










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Photo by Emilio Dominguez
Elizabeth Brown-Worthington brought
some peanut butter cookies and pretzel
reindeer that she helped make to the
Gulfport Historical Society's Christmas
Party Tuesday evening. Elizabeth's
mother, Christine Brown, volunteers
her time with the Gulfport Historical
Society. She and Elizabeth's father, Lou
Worthington, also attended the event.
The Gulfport Historical Society operates
the Gulfport Historical Museum at 5301
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Even Florida kids learn real fast how to throw a snowball at the First Friday Arts Walk and Snow Fest.


Above: Ella Dunham, 4, of Gulfport shows off her ski gloves at the Gulfport snow
mountain on Friday evening.
Left: Nine year old Megan O'Reilly, daughter of acting City Manager Jim O'Reilly
gets doodles in her hair from First Friday Arts Walk vendor De's Doodle Doos.


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32nd Annual Christmas
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.

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 are decked out for the holidays.
Visit our Christmas boutique. All
clothing is half-price on Thursdays
during November and December.
The shop is located at 5124 Gulfport
Boulevard.

Polish American Society
The Polish American Society of St.
Petersburg, 1343 Beach Drive (next
to the Coast Guard commissary) is
open for dancing and dinner from
September through May. Dancing is
from 4-7 p.m. Members are $5, guests
are $7. Call 894-9908 or visit www.
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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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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
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Safe Boating Classes every Tuesday,
7:30pm, Warren Webster Community
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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 (I'h.iily 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
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Chairman is Sherry Sexton.
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Design Public Art
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Artists are invited to submit
applications for exterior public
art for the St. Petersburg Tennis
Center at Bartlett Park. The center
is both a historic landmark in the
sports history of St. Petersburg and
a vibrant, active sports facility that
serves children and adults.
A new clubhouse with a wrap-
around covered porch/viewing area
will be built on the site of the original
WPA-era clubhouse. The motto of
the tennis center is Proud of Our
Past Dedicated to Our Future.
The Project Committee seeks
art that will relate to the tennis
mission
of the facility, and is appealing to
young people. Art may also help to
interpret the history of the tennis
center, particularly its "Walk of


Champions" on the wrap-around
porch which will display the names
of over 50 tennis players who
have played matches at the center
throughout its history. Art must
withstand the Florida humidity, salt
air, hurricane force winds, strong
UV and unsupervised, frequent
contact with children.
For more information including
architectural drawings and complete
instructions on how to apply, go to
www.stpete.org/callforartists.


Audition for
"On Golden Pond"
St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025
31 Street S. will hold auditions for
"On Golden Pond" on January 5 and
6. They are seeking one man to play
80, one woman to play 70, one woman
to play 40s, two men to play 40s and
one boy to play 13. Production dates
are March 13-29, nine performances
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 866-2059 or
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Ten Pin Lanes Wins Best of Lights Contest
The South Pasadena Beautification
Committee selected Ten Pin Lanes as
the winner of the Best of Lights Con-
test for 2008.
Public Works Commissioner Bruce
Howry presented Barbara Stealy,
owner of Ten Pin Lanes, with a
framed certificate at the South Pasa-
dena Regular Commission meeting on
December 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. A sign
showing that Ten Pin Lanes is the
Best of Lights winner will be placed
in front of their business property.
The bowling alley was built in 1950
before South Pasadena became a city.
Barbara Stealy is the third owner
(bought the business in 1976) and a
partner with her parents until they
retired in 1983. Debbie Fox, Assistant Manager, decided with the economic
downside they needed a pick up at the business. Employees volunteered their
time on a Saturday to decorate the bowling center for the holidays.







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Christmas Musical at
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Park Place Wesleyan Church,
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entitled "Tonight, Heaven Touches
Earth" on December 14 at 6 p.m.,
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and December 21 at 4 p.m. Events
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Celtic Healing Service
One of Good Samaritan Church's
traditions that highlight the Advent
season is the annual "Celtic Healing
Service of Deep Peace" on Tuesday,
December 16, at 6 p.m. The service
begins with "Soup for the Soul"
which is a simple meal of soup and
bread followed by singing of carols.
The participants then move to the
sanctuary where there is prayer,
scripture, music, silence, communion
open to all and anointing with oil.
This is a service for all believers who
feel the need to take an hour out of the
seasonal hustle and bustle to pause
and listen to God. Good Samaritan
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Qualifying for March
10 So. Pasadena Seats
Qualifying for the City of South
Pasadena March 10, 2009 election
of two Commission seats will begin
at 12:00 noon on November 25, 2008
and end at 12:00 noon on December
15, 2008. An informational
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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Fire Department
The month of November was a very busy one: a total of 244 calls, 39 for Fire
and 205 for EMS.
Community Band
Come to the Pasadena Community Church on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30
p.m. and enjoy their free concert "Holiday Spectacular".
Christmas Party
On Friday, December 5 everyone was ready for the Christmas holiday festival
at City Hall. About 50 chairs were lined up in front of the grassy slope in front
of City Hall where a tall fir tree was standing. Soon all the seats were taken
and around 6:30 Mayor Holmes (decked out in a Santa hat) announced that
the festivities were about to begin and asked all to sing a chorus of Jingle Bells
and Silent Night which he accompanied on his harmonica. Then all counted to
3 and the tree lit up beautifully. The mayor said that Santa was coming before
long and soon sirens could be heard and the fire engine came rolling along
bringing Santa. Everyone then strolled into the festively lit City Hall where
tables had been set up with nuts, nibbles and cup cakes and people could take
coffee or eggnog. All small visitors received presents from Santa under a tree
in the foyer. The mayor introduced Lisa Fultz who is the founder of the dance
group and she asked several groups of children of all ages to come and perform
dance routines. They were all members of the Special Kids Dance & Performing
Arts ensemble and all are children and young adults with special needs who
are provided instruction in dance and performing arts to help improve fitness,
health, balance, self-confidence and social skills. Lilly Alcott is the organizer of
these children who were also instrumental in creating 15 gingerbread houses
that were on display. Lively music accompanied all events and the large audi-
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Surltpott's Centennta

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 96 weeks, Gulfport will celebratE
the centennial of its incorporation, Octobei
12, 1910. We'll be reminding you every week
with an interesting old photograph froir
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.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
Last week's picture was an early viex
of the first casino, just after it was buill
in 1906. It was at the end of a long pier
far enough out into the water to allow foi
boats to dock and pick up passengers froir
the trolley, which ran right along the piei
beside the building.


Everybody went tarpon fishing in old-time Gulfport, but who are these two
ladies and when did they make their catches? Answer next week.

Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com







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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.
Friday 11/28
Narcotics/Drugs- 4600 BIk 29th Ave.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1000 BIk
60th St. S.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5200 BIk 19th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Threatening Bodily Harm- 1400 BIk
58th St. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5300 BIk 15th
Ave. S.
Theft- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd. So.
Burglary- 3000 BIk Dupont St.
Saturday 11/29
Domestic Battery- 1500 Blk 54th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 1300 BIk 58th St.
S.
Drunk Driver- 5400 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 6200 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Noise Complaint- 2900 BIk 50th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 1400 BIk Freemont
St. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls- Lo-
cation Withheld.


Noise Complaint- 4900 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Prowler- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Trespasser- 2600 BIk 49th St. S.
Sunday 11/30
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk 14th Ave
S.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 1400 BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5000 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Battery- 2900 BIk 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk 57th
St. S.
Monday 12/1
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Theft- 1000 BIk 54th St. S.
Robbery- 2500 BIk 56th St. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 26th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 3000 BIk
50th St. S.


Tuesday 12//2
Trespasser- 1000 BIk 60th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5300 BIk 29th Ave.
S.
Hit & Run- 5600 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 2300 BIk 53rd St.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5900 BIk Tangerine
Ave. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed To Stop- 4900 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1800 BIk 52nd St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Veterans Park.
Trouble with Individual- 2800 BIk Upton
St. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 6100 BIk
Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S.
Wednesday 12/3
Trouble with Individual- 1700 BIk 51st
St. S.
Violation of Court Order- 5000 BIk 27th
Ave. S
Suspicious Vehicle- 4900 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- 1800 BIk 51st St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1800 BIk 53rd
St. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 5700 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2500 BIk 57th
St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 5100 BIk 16th Ave. S.
Thursday 12/4
Battery- 5100 BIk 14th Ave. S
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Domestic Battery- 2700 BIk 57th St. S.
DUI Investigation- 2500 BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1000 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Soliciting- 1600 BIk 58th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5300 BIk 17th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk 54th St.
S.
Theft- 5600 BIk 14th Ave. 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.
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student stock holders. St. Pete High
teacher Joyce Lindstrom, who helped
develop the marketing plan stresses
that this type of knowledge can help
take the students into the real world
of finance and company skills.
The Youth Arts Corp, an organization
founded in 1996, by therapist Mary
Ann Assif, began as an alternative
for artistic kids who needed a place to
hang out. Using art as a therapy tool,
Assif soon realized that focusing on
after school education and job training
was one of the most effective ways of
reaching a youth base in underserved
neighborhoods.
"There was a great pool of talented
kids who want to learn but had no
educational or artistic opportunities,
so we funded the program to actually
pay the students a stipend, based on
their participation and skill level.
The classes are free and the kids
are apprenticed to local artists in
their preferred field and must meet
deliverables; produce ideas and
products that are required by the
teaching artist. It's very structured
but gives the kids great incentive to
excel."
Programs offered are video, film,
quilting, painting and drawing,
fiber arts, theatre and photography.
Many students, after finishing their
residency, return to the Corp to teach,
thus are spreading the knowledge to a
youth client base that normally might
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participant Martina Clarke, 17, has
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old video producer and photographer
Ibin Rogers started with the program
at 15 and now has a St. Pete Times
documentary to his credit as well as
several commercials and marketing
programs for a Florida Craftsman
Museum doll maker. Tasmond
Johnson, 19, is a freelance artist and
created the display fliers and Akeem,
19, is a painter who transforms the
canvases of shoes, hats and t-shirts
into an elevated art form of multi-
colored expression.
Another participating artist in
the Youth Market is Alex Blosser, a
junior at East Lake High, who works
in and designs things in, of all things,
computer paper. His designs are
conceptualized in his mind before
he ever makes one fold in the pieces
of paper that eventually become
dragons, small rolling creatures,
spiders, bugs and the like. He then
paints them and sells them on his
MySpace page, ABLizards@msn.com
and hopes to branch out onto eBay
soon. One of his pieces, a seven pound
paper dragon, will be on display at a
local arts show. He has even designed
a working gauntlet, made out of paper
that is totally viable, with moveable


fingers and joints.
Brother and sister artists Tyrell and
Kiana Jordon are face painters who
enjoy that talent from their artist
father Homer Jordon and mother
Alice.
The Youth Market will be held
quarterly, according to Manager
Graves and they are always looking
for more student participants, so any
youth connected organizations or
clubs that are involved in fundraising
or student artists should contact
Steve Graves at 727- 455-5130 for
more information.

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


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The Maximo Resource Center, 4815
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3 p.m., free bicycle registration, free
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St. Pete Road Runners
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St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR)
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Series ("the Series") with a total purse
of $1,000 in prizes. The Series will
consist of six Tampa Bay area races
beginning in December and ending
in March 2009. The Series has been
designed to appeal to competitive
and casual runners. SPRR is using
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the outcome as fair as possible and
provide each member regardless of
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They are also offering participation
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information or call Eric Sager at
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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.
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Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall 7047
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Pasadena. Names and addresses of
soldiers serving over seas willbe gladly
accepted for care packages. Deadline
for donations is January 2, 2009.
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at 347-4171.


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"I come to this exact booth every year and do it, like, 15 times! Next, I'm going
to do a purse" Jessie Green said as she added the last few touches to her hand-
dyed silk pillowcase.
At artist Marlene Glickman's booth, Jessie and others used hand-dyed silk
with instant setting dye and made their own art using Glickman's tabletop
techniques. Glickman, who lives in Clearwater, uses her hand-dyed silk in
collages. She also teaches workshops and lectures about her medium.
This weekend, Jessie and scores of others had the chance to participate in
creating art of their own as well as viewing the work of over 100 fine artists at
the annual CraftArt show in downtown St. Petersburg.
CraftArt 2008, hosted by the Florida Craftsmen, showcases fine craft artists
and lets the public see Florida Craftsmen art. Florida Craftsmen, a nonprofit
group of artists, started over a half-century ago and represents several thousand
fine artists around the state. They maintain a headquarters in St. Petersburg;
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Plan to attend the Boating Skills and
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in the building on Clam Bayou Park
Point located east of the Gulfport
Municipal Marina. This program
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Canoe Country: Water, Family, and Fun
By Cathy Salustri


Iave a five-year-old Dagger
Blackwater 10.5 that I love
more than a person should
love a kayak. It's not expensive,
it's not fancy, and it's certainly
not in great shape, but when I
get the urge to see baby green
herons, I throw my Dagger on
my car and within 30 minutes
I'm padding through a mangrove
tunnel in Clam Bayou. When the
mood strikes, I launch my Dag-
ger from the Fort DeSoto boat
ramp and paddle alongside dol-
phin as I wait for the green flash.
It's kind of an all-purpose kayak,
really. In it I've paddled the em-
erald waters of the Florida Keys
and the black waters of the Hills-
borough River. I've watched dol-
phin and alligators not ten feet
off my bow, the former with awe
and the latter with a lot of faith
in my ability to paddle quickly.
I got lucky when I selected my
kayak because I didn't buy it from
Canoe Country but from a long-
gone outfitter in north Pinellas,
and while they were very nice
they didn't have as much knowl-
edge (or as many lines of boats)
as Canoe Country. I'd kayaked
enough to know basically what
I wanted, so I bought a kayak
that's worked out well for me.
But what if you have no clue
what you want? What if you've
never even sat in a kayak before
and you don't know if you want a
sit-on-top or a sit-inside (or, re-
ally, what the difference is?)
Then you need to go to Canoe
Country. Michael and Donna,
their son Scott, his cousin Jer-
emy and long-time family friend
Tyler jointly run this 20-year-old
family business, and every one of
them knows paddlesports inside
and out.
'We're different from a box
store, where you might get a guy
from the tennis department sell-
ing kayaks. We custom-rig our
boats to our customer's needs,"
Scott says.
Want to rig a kayak for fish-
ing? Michael does that every day.
Want a kayak that you can put
your dog in with you? Donna has
some suggestions.
How about a kayak with a
window in the bottom? Tyler can
help. Do you know whether you


From left to right, Tyler, Jeremy, Pepe, Donna, Michael, and Scott run this family-
owned business. Canoe Country specializes in matching the right boat to the
right person-and dog! Here they sit in a 13-foot Wilderness Systems Tarpon
130T. They sell this two-person kayak for $799.


want a sit-inside or sit-on-top?
Scott will help you figure it out.
Do you need a paddle? Let Jer-
emy explain your options.
If you're like me and you've
kayaked enough to know what
you want, or if you've owned a
kayak before and you're looking
to upgrade, you'll like the selec-
tion at Canoe Country--not to
mention the bevy of extras that
you can get to outfit your boat.
I ended up there most recently
because I needed a way to get
my Dagger to the beach without
scratching the paint completely
off my car. Jeremy installed the
racks in about 15 minutes and
they ended up costing a lot less
than the dealership-installed
racks.
If you're in the market for
a kayak, this weekend Canoe
Country's having a truckload
sale. You can get canoes for
$520, kayaks for $340 and you'll
also be able to get paddles and
life vests on sale as well. If you
buy a kayak, canoe, or Gheenoe
(a square-sterned canoe that can
have a trolling motor,and perfect
for a lot of fishermen), they'll de-
liver it to Gulfport or the beaches
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There's unfortunately not
enough space to tell you about
everything they sell, so I'll hit
the highlights: Dagger, Wilder-
ness, Old Town, Mad River Ca-
noe, Life Is Good, and a host of
boats and paddlesport-related
gear. You can get a 24-hour rent-
al for $30, a fishing kayak start-
ing at $350 or a $3000 kayak if
you so desire.
"It doesn't matter if you want
to spend $300 of $3000," Scott
says "Everyone gets treated the
same. We kind of have a niche for
everybody."
'We specialize in the average
Joe," Jeremy agrees.

Canoe Country Outfitters
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There's No Business Like Show Business
(a call for Volunteers for Gulfport Community Players)
By Carol Polk
Thank God for the improvements and the many strong commitments over
the 28 years of our theater group.
"Let's make a play, ii. Ik.-y' Was the bright idea greeting me one dull day
in1980 as I walked into the Hickman office of Real Estate which existed on
the East corner of Beach Blvd. and Shore Dr. opposite the Casino. There sat
Cathy& Mary Hickman and Judy Ryerson. Soon the office was alive with cre-
ative ideas of theater. "Dora The Dishwasher, or The Maid who Cleaned Up"
was not so soon produced, none-the-less, welcomed and a hit in our town. En-
tering stage left and to the joy and relief of Keith Hickman, came one of our
most committed, Dean Dobbs, working arduously as a member and continu-
ing as an actor for years. Van Sullivan also joined in with his building skills
and dedication. There were and are so many dedicated members behind the
scenes, they would be too numerous to mention here but are greatly appreci-
ated. However, because I can't help myself, just to mention a few volunteers
from the past, some still working with us; Directors Jim Cartwright, Vern
and Karen Troutner; House Mother Cathy Culler and her "Team Supreme"
for ticket sales and hospitality; Miki and Don Vaughn as building supers,
bar tenders, set builders and what ever else was/is needed; now including
Jim DeVeney. Remembering Tom Smerz building sets in his driveway when
we were without a rehearsal hall. A big applause and hug for our marvel-
ous back stage managers Donna Naughton and Jovanna Hill. This cannot
stop without mentioning some grand performers like Karen Troutner, Carol
Valdes, Tom Guy, Mary Orzech and of course Judy Ryerson; also for artistic
design along with her Play Reading committee, pulling us away from the
melodrama and light comedies into the world of arts in theater, Helen Par-
ramore. I can't leave this without a mention of all the endless hours of work
in advertising, Posters and Programs produced by Bill Rucker, Preston and
Carolyn Brock, including the hours spent by Frank Hale as Director and
Audio/ Light designer. Today we are blest with our own music man, Gil Per-
Iroth, and Marjorie Grudzinski jumping in at a moments notice, like a best
friend.
The glue through out all the years, remaining dedicated to this day, is the
lady who has worn many hats, Judy Ryerson. Early in the game she has
executed a phenomenal range of talent from building sets, sewing, acting,
selling advertisements, then jumping out and selling tickets. More than once
as the Community Players dwindled to the point of disintegration it was
Judy Ryerson who pulled the glue out of her pocket and held "The Players"
together. Through the years I often thought if we were ever to get a building
of our own, a fitting name would be "Ryerson Hall", a name that also rings as
loud of Gulfport's theatrical history as Catherine Hickman does.
Today, thanks to the leadership of Eileen Navaro and the board members;
and Dawn Fisher, our Arch Angel and the many other financial angels listed
on our Entry Wall we have our home, the "Back Door Theater".
Our greatest thanks is always to the dedicated; and most important part of
our Gulfport Community Theater, our patrons!!
Today we are calling you who would like to join us as we renew our core of
volunteers. All areas of theater arts including lights and sound are welcome,
we'll do the training. Call me ASAP ... Carol Polk at 321-4720. Come join us,
we would love to have you.





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David C. Hastings, CPA, PA
Certified Public Accountant
Licensed for 35 Years
Individual & Business Taxes Financial Planning
Bookkeeping IRS Problems Payroll Services



2207 54th St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707
322-0909 Fax: 322-0520
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.


P.PLASMA
LCD TV
REPAIRS

Reasonable Rates
call: 727.698.9017
Olde Time TV Guy
Repairs, Hook-ups, Antennas orWhateveryou
Need. $20. Service Call 727-289-9993.



Pyh-S LSe-wi CR eter.
f John. Joseph, Esq.
2429 Central Ave., Suite 201
St. Petersburg, FL. 33713
727-490-1782
Tnist & Estates Divorce & Auto Accidents
www.pinellastegalceter.com es


CNA PREP COURSE- Including Classroom &
Lab Skills, Taught By an RN. Monthly Classes,
Register Today. Call JSR Training, 727-327-
3509.

Need Help This ChristmasP
Shopping, Errands, Decorating,
Packages to Ship, Housekeeping,
Pet Care, Traveling Companion.
Call Victoria and her Elves


CHILDCARE PROVIDED BY RETIRED-
Masters Degree Teacher. Full Day, Half, After
School & Evenings. Creative & Educational
Experiences for your Child. Gulfport Resident,
Lots of Local References. Call 727-504-9865.


Long or Short Term Help Available
Live-Ins Reasonable Rates
Companions Locally Owned
Homemakers State Licensed
SAssistance w/everyday activities
oBAY AREA CARE CALL
Established 1984 NOW!
Uc5969 (727) 424-1979tot',-
LICENSED MALE CNA- Respite Care & Other
Private Duty for that Personal Care not Avail-
able through large Home Health Care Provid-
ers. New Vehicle & Good Driving Record. Call
Thomas, 727-259-4029.


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

Lff Campas
Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
6389" 68"
Call For FREE ESTIMATE
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989


$16.95 per room carpet cleaning
(3 room rmmn.)
Upholstery Cleaning
Water Extraction
Residential & Commercial
Truckmount & Portable
Satisfaction Guaranteed
"Serving the area for
23 years"
Happy Holidays!
Get Ready for the holidays!
CALL LIZ OR BILL
liUcensed&lnsured 895-2349
WANT A SPARKLING CLEAN HOUSE- For
The Holidays? We Clean & Organize w/Earth
Friendly Products. Call Kat & Company. Local
References. 727-328-0354.
FANTASTIC CLEANING SERVICE!- De-
pendable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
Baseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Week-
ly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-ins/Outs Karen,
385-6895.


WINDOW CLEANING! ODD JOBS! Home,
Office, Condo Cleaning, Free Estimates, Se-
nior Discounts. Call Squeegee Kleen, 727-
688-4988.
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) Free Estimates, Pet Sitting. Li-
censed/Bonded, Insured.


per room
15.95 :3 room min.
MAINTENANCE CLEANING
Truck Mount Steam
F t Extraction or Dry Clean
We clean windows, furniture,
tile & grout. Floors stripped & waxed
Commercial & Residential


SQUEEKERS CLEANING SERVICE-Home
& Business, Move In-Move Out. Regular/One
Time Cleans, Free Estimates, Custom/Spring
Cleaning, Minnie & Gail, 727-768-1165, 727-
623-6344.




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Repair Internet Caf
Repair Microsoft Office 2007 FAX/ATM
30 Years Experience Hours: Tues.-Sat, 10am-8pm
Sun. & Mon., 10am-6pm
3037 Beach Boulevard
M b 388-3493

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


PHONE JACKS $65
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.
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.
ALLWORK DONE BY OWNER-Troubleshoot-
ing and Repairs. Remodel, Service Calls, Fus-
es to Breakers. Barnes Electric, since 1980.
Lic#EC13002693. 727-409-4364
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
WAGNER ELECTRIC
CONSTRUCTION
Serving Pinellas County Since 1991. Residen-
tial & Commercial. Lic # ER0012612.727-343-
0582 or 727-798-8029.
BILL DURETT ELECTRIC Fuses to Break-
ers, Upgrades, Electrical Repairs, Ceiling
Fans, Room Additions. Licensed & Insured,
EC13003067. Call Bill, 642-5706.

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* Room Additions Lightning Protection
* Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
* Circuits Added Phone Wiring
* Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Licensed
24 FREE ESTIMATES Bonded
Hour Insured
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SERVICE WHEN YOU NEED IT!



RICHARD GLENN WALL
COVERING & PREP
Exterior Wall Coverings, Crack Repairs, OL
Lic. #76374. Lifelong Resident. References
Available. Free Estimates. 727-512-7362.
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.
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.
WISCONSIN HANDY-
MAN 38 YEARS EXP
Repairs of any kind. Or just help! Call Gene
727-735-4189.
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.
FREE LABOR!!
Handy Hands Handy Man Service. $20/Hr. 2
Sets of Hands. Any Job, Any Time. On Call
24/7 727-320-7639.
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.
DO YOU NEED A HELPING HAND?-Will do
Clean-ups, Hauling, Lawn Care, Just Ask! Call
John 727-542-3942 or 727-550-2624.
CHARLIE THE
HANDYMAN
No Job Too Small. Home Repair. Wood Trim.
Dependable Service. Free Estimates. 727-
459-6968.
CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.- Houses,
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
727-460-8721.


TEAM HANDYMAN
727-564-6561
Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled.
30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All
Types of Work, Free Estimates. Call Charles
727-564-6561.
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!

No Service
Charge with
SPHIRepair
Jun couWMM Cre uaI Evening &
Weekend
"Same rates seven days a week" Appointments
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.
HomeImproveme


S All phases of
Li'. Y Tile & Marble Work
FREE ESTIMATES
Quality work at Affordable Prices!
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HAVE TOOLS WILL TRAVEL- Carpentry Only.
The Original 21 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
pentry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
Wood. Lic.#C5754, Insured. 821-9973.

* Bedrooms /f. Room
* Baths Additions
" Kitchens -", Porch
SStorm . -Enclosures
..... 11\^~~ -^'t Soffit &
Protection '^ .g'r Fascia

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

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.


S SPECIAL SALE
REPLACEMENT WINDOWS
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SON UP CONSTRUCTION-Your Vision is Our
Promise. Free Estimates. 36yrs Experience.
References, Portfolio, Quality Equals Satisfac-
tion! Jim 727-320-6177.

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 I// 515-7509 cell /// 321-5717 eves.
Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
CBC-035154
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.
CORRECT ROOFING LIC. CCC132791- All
Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
oofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.


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


James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
* Trees cleaned, elevated,
topped or removed
Stump grinding
SHazardous limb removal
Storm and roof protection
A 11 Lic.# 0700008985
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601
J'S LAWN MAINTENANCE- Mowing, Edging,
Trimming, Sodding, Planting & Mulching. Free
Estimates. Licensed. 323-4792.
www.jslawn.com
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.

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Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
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EMERALD GREEN



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

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.
JEFF'S LAWN SERVICE- Mowing, Trimming,
Edging, Blowing, Yard Clean-ups. Leaf and
Debris removal. ALSO: Odd jobs. Reasonable
rates, 727-341-0185

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


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.


MOVING ANYWHERE
U.S.A.
Furniture & Household Goods. If Your Mov-
ing Long Distance I Can Save You Big Bucks.
Small Loads Welcome. 727-515-2100.
CLEAN-UP AND HAULING -727-593-4203.
Same Day Service!
SKIP'S MOVING-Pick Up & Delivery.
Movingtechl @yahoo.com. Senior Discounts.
NEW # 727-520-3281.
DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.


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.
AFFORDABLE
PAINTING BY
Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.
PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING Interior,
Exterior. Handyman Services. Owner Oper-
ated, Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free Esti-
mates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.
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.
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.
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.


SMALL JOB SPECIALIST- Senior Discount.
CFC057034. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.
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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LINGO'S PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs,
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-
9523.


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

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

PRESSURE WASHERS
Repairs All Brands. New & Used Equipment.
St. Pete PSI 727-278-9579.
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.
PIRATES POWERWASH- Family Owned, Ex-
perienced & Insured. Commercial/Residential
Cleaning from Homes to Shopping Centers.
We Treasure our Customers. 727-644-3102.


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Gulfport Business For Sale
Over 10 years in area. Steady local client base.
Turn-key operation with established manager if
needed over 13 years experience in the industry.
Existing low rent lease with possible renewal if
wanted, in a prime location.
Leaving the area to move closer to my family.
Asking $15,000 Call 727-866-6106

SUCCESSFUL GULFPORT RESTAURANT-
$65,000 All Equipment, Chairs, Tables, Ev-
erything! 2 Year (Low Rent) Lease in Place.
Owner Financing Possible. 727-657-1259.
CAUGHT IN RECESSION?-Learn to Earn
3- 5- 7K per Week in 4-6 Weeks. Placement
Guaranteed. 727-565-4655, ext. 110.
LIC FL HEALTH INS AGENT-DidYou Earn 7K
Last Week? 16K Last Month? 727-565-4655,
ext. 104. Find Out How.


GARDEN HELPER/HANDYPERSON- +/-4
Hours/Week. Assist knowledgeable disabled
Senior w/Organic Landscaping/Occasional
Household Chores. Must lift/shovel moderate
loads. Experienced Only. References. 727-
368-2819.
BARBERWANTED- Experienced, PT/FT. Hair
Designs. 727-418-6109.


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1993 AUDI-V6, Automatic, Leather Interior,
160,000 Miles, Runs Good, A/C, $1800 o.b.o.
565-6654.
1999YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER- 49cc, Re-
cently Rebuilt, New Tires, Runs Great. $775
o.b.o. 727-321-9374.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
I WANT TO TRY TO-Buy Your Car! Call me for
an Appointment. I Come to You. I Want Better
Than Junk, But All Cars Considered. Call Al
727-512-4371. I am a 30yr. Resident of Gulf-
port Area.

UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
7710, 727-458-3721.


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


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.

RELCINER CHAIR- Gold Fabric. Kick-Back,
Relax in Comfort. $35. 727-343-3544.
VACUUM CLEANERS- Nearly New. Upright
Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.
CORNER COMPUTER DESK- 5 levels, Ex-
cellent Condition. $40 678-1148
SOLID PINE KITCHEN TABLE- Heavy Duty,
Seats 8. $100 o.b.o. 727-347-4102.

OVERSTUFFED CHAIRS- Micro Fibre. Beige,
$100. Brand New. 678-1148
FIVE PIECE OAK DINETTE SET- $275. Ken-
more Double Door Refrigerator/Freezer, $500.
Three Piece Entertainment Cabinet, $450.
Maytag Washer/Dryer, $400. John Deare Rid-
ing Mower, $850. 727-343-6365.
2 FRENCH STYLE CHAIRS-With a High
Back. $50/Each. 823-4574.
50" PHILLIPS MAGNAVOX $200, GE Dou-
ble Oven and Range, $150. Both Good Condi-
tion. Call 323-1814.




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!
MOTOTCYCLE CHAPS- Leather, Large Good
Condition. $65. Black Leather Riding Gloves
$10. 678-1148


LAUNDRY SINK- 2 Door Cabinet. Almost new
faucets and connecting hoses. $30. 727-343-
8778.
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL SAW-$100. 727-864-
4001.
DIAMOND RING- Total 4ct. Raised Center
Stone Approx lct. Plus 3ct remaining stones,
All princess cut, set in 14ct golf. $9000 Value,
sacrifice $3500 Firm. 727-239-6470.


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.
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!
CHRISTMAS TREE- Beautiful 7/12Ft. Stand,
Lights, 2 Large Rubbermaid Storage Boxes.
AlIfor $50. 727-384-5418.
KING SIZE QUILTED SPREAD- Bed Skirts,
Shams, Curtains to Match. Pink Flowers w/
Different Colors Throughout. $100 o.b.o. 727-
823-4574.
EXERCISE GLIDER- Sewing machine,
working in cabinet. Floor model Antique Radio,
working condition. Call 560-0014
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.

SCATTER YOUR
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International Waters Document Signing. Blue
Hawaii Charters. 727-864-3064
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
FAX/COPIER BROTHER MSC-8500. Work on
Plain Paper Toner Cartridge $25. Scanner Vi-
sionwer #8900USB 1 Touch. New in Box $25.
727-345-1367.
CHAIN LINK FENCE- 11 rolls, 4ft X 50ft
rolls, $700 No hardware. St. Petersburg 727-
327-1814
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
CELL PHONE NOKIA 1600-Net 10 Service,
300 Minutes, $35. 328-8125.


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Machine. $40. 727-290-9092.



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DVD's, CD's, Fishing, Collectibles, Golf, Oth-
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I BUY ANTIQUES- Jewelry, Watches, Mili-
tary, Helmets, Bayonetes, Medals, Binoculars,
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1509 49TH ST. S.- Construction equipment,
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desks, chairs, lots more. Next to glass shop.
Sat. 8am-2pm
5824 7TH AVE. S.-Sat., 8-1, Moving Sale, An-
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1437 56TH ST. S.-Fri./Sat./Sun., 8-? New &
Used, Clothing, Toys, Books, DVDs, Tent, Til-
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GULFPORT 2BR/1BA- C/H/A, Super Clean,
Carport, Large Yard. $780/Mo. 727-417-1462.
GULFPORT HOUSE- Large 2BR, Large Flor-
ida Room, Laundry Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard,
Quiet Neighborhood. $825/Mo. 727-804-5596.
PASADENA 1BR APT.- Carport, Utilities In-
cluded, Cable. $575/Mo. $400 Deposit. 727-
692-4895.
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.
FRENCH QUARTER CONDOS- 2BR's. Con-
venient Location @ 63rd St. & 1st Ave. S.
Walled, Tropically Landscaped, Pool, BBQ+.
$625/Mo. 727-458-7828.
2BR/BA HOUSE ST. PETE BEACH- $950/
Mo. 2BR/2BA Condo WTFT Isla, $1100/Mo.
1BR/1.5BA Condo WTFT Isla, $825/Mo. Bro-
ker/Owner, 727-866-1781.
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.

GULFPORT 3007 CLINTON ST. S.- Wonder-
ful Location! 2 Blocks from Beach, Short Walk
to Town. 1,000SF 2BR/1 BA, C/H/A, $875/Mo.
& Utilities. Year Lease, Non-Smoking. Pet OK.
Available After January 1st. 203-710-3195.
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
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 1 BR/1BA- $550/Mo. 1 Block from Beach.
Gulfport 1BR/1BA, $600. 1 Block to Beach
Blvd. 727-363-1074.
FREE 1ST MONTHS RENT- Move In w/$385
Security, Studio's & 2BR/2BA w/Bonus Room.
Available. Convenient Downtown Location. No
Application Fee. 727-638-4797.
CUTE BUNGALOW 2BR/1BA, Hardwood
Floors, Section 8 OK, No Pets/Smokers,
Fenced Yard, Immediate Occupancy. $800/Mo.
Plus Deposit. 727-415-2868.
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 DUPLEX-2/1. Lovely Yard, Big
Porch, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Closets,
Parking. $775/Mo. plus Security. WSG Includ-
ed. Smoke Free. 727-424-6085.


WATERFRONT SO. PASADENA- Chateau
Tower, 2BR/2BA, 4th Floor Balcony Sunsets,
New Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $1000/
Mo. Includes Carport. All Amenities. 631-834-
5242.
TYRONE HOMES- 3BR/1BA, 3318 73rd St. N.
Clean, Frnced, CHA. $900/mo. 3BR/2BA 8084
22nd Ave. N. Garage, Clean Fenced, Pets Ex-
tra. $990/mo. 727-347-1779 or 727-347-8298.




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PASADENA SHORES- By Hospital. 2BR
Bungalow, 6 New Appliances, C/H/A, Garage,
Completely Renovated. $1050/Mo. plus Utili-
ties. & Security. Immediately. 727-289-8653.
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL RENTAL- 55 Plus.
1 Large BR, Light, Bright and just Steps to
Club and Pool. $875/Mo. Seasonal, $675/Mo.
Annual. 479,000 Sale. 727-643-1183.
3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
School and Transportation. Very Spacious.
Closed in Front Yard. HUD approved. 321-
1793 or 644-4519.
NORTH ST. PETERSBURG EFFICIENCY-
Furnished or Unfurnished. Prefer Older Adult,
Teacher or Nurse. Also: 2BR Duplex, Partially
Furnished, Security & Reference Required.
727-520-9157.
GULFPORT 2825 50TH ST. S. #3- Large 1/1
w/Walk-ln Closet, New Floor, Updated itch-
en. Coin W/D on site. $595/Mo. & $300 Secu-
rity. 727-742-5140.
5122 16TH AVE. S.- Adorable 1BR & Loft, New
Laminate Floors, W/D Hook Up, Screened
Front Porch, Fresh Paint Inside/Out. $650/Mo.
727-365-9390.
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.
LARGE S. PASADENA CONDO- Waterfront.
1Br/1.5Ba. Covered parking. Small pet OK.
$900/mo. Annual lease. 727-864-3064.

NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL
$200 Deposit & 1st Month's Rent moves you
into this beautiful 2BR/1BA Condo. All ages
welcome. We gladly accept small pets. Water,
Garbage, Cable Included. $725/Mo. Call Tim,
727-698-3506.


MIDTOWN lbr/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $465 $495
CHILDS PARK Renovated 2/3 br 1 ba CHA Carport Rec Center $695
HISTORIC PARK ST 2br/lba/lc Hrdwd frs. Ig scm rm large yrd $895
GULFPORT 3br/2ba/lcg New home open floor plan NEW PRICE $950
ALONG THE TRAIL Great lbr/lba on site laundry ONLY $625
GULFPORT Duplex 3br/lba W&D utility rm. Large rooms $795
NE ST PETE 3br/2ba/2cg spacious & comfortable great area $1150
VIEW ALL OUR RENTALS ONLINE @ WWW.REXRENTALS.COM

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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.

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.
#D. Call RJ 727-647-0331.

FREE 1ST MONTHS RENT- Move in w/$385
Security. 1BR/1BA, Walk to Gulfport Art Dis-
trict, Marina. No Application Fee. 727-638-
4797.
PASADENA 2BR HOUSE- $650/Mo. (2nd
Ave. S./65th St. Area) Hard Tile Floors, Cen-
tral Location, Free Parking. Also: Furnished
Studio, $495/Mo. 727-345-1367.
FOR RENT/SALE-House, 2 Blocks to Stet-
son, 2BR/1BA/1CG, Private Large Yard, Flori-
da Room, Hardwood Floors, CHA, $1000/Mo.
Owner/Agent, 727-347-4555.
2BR/2BA- Large inside utility room, w/d, up-
dated kitchen, covered parking, 1300+ sf.
Lovely pond view. Screened balcony. Yearly
lease. $850/Mo. includes most utilities & excel-
lent amenities including fitness center. Popu-
lar 55+ complex. Great location. Ready Now!
Helene's Realty. 727-410-7076.

GULFPORT APTS- 1BR/1BA Duplex from
$500/Mo (Furnished if Needed).; Lealman
Apts.-Studio Apts. from $450/Mo. 727-804-
5596.
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.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
1605.

1BR/1BA APT. ON-St. Pete Beach, Unfur-
nished, Annual Lease. 727-252-9163.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. SO.- 2BR Apt., $625/
Mo. 1 Mos. Security Dep. 727-302-9838.
1BR UNFURNISHED-Apt. With Large Deck.
Includes 1 Car Garage with Opener. W/D
Hook-up. $675./Mo. plus Security/Utilities. No
Pets/Sec. 8 727-710-1949. Vicinity of 58th
and GP Blvd.
3BR./2BA GULFPORT ART DIST.- Must See!
1600 sq.ft. Sapcious, bright, tile & hardwood.
Private patios, Landscaped. CHA, W/D Pets
OK. $1400/mo. Plus 1 mo. Available now. 727-
793-7055
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.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 1BR includes
Cable, Water, Internet, Carport, Freshly Paint-
ed. Quiet Brick Street. $650/Mo. & Deposit.
727-776-5544. After 5p.m.


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KEY WEST STYLE 1BR/1BA Duplex, Sin-
gle, Mature Adult Preferred. Hardwood & Tile.
Front Porch, $550/Mo., lst/Last/Sec, Refer-
ences & Credit Check. 5626 Gulfport Blvd. S.
727-384-2259.
TOWNSHORES 55+- 2BR/2BA Spacious
Unit. Newly Decorated/Carpet. Spectacular
Waterviews. Annual Rent, Immediate Occu-
pancy. $875mo. 727-542-6693.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
ST. PETE BEACH- 1BR, Water Included,
Excellent Condition, Near Busline. $595/Mo.
Also Available: Large Efficiency, $555/Mo. Ja-
net Shapiro, 727-345-7036.




1 Bed Apt. 5877 Fairfield Ave. S. $550mo. +dep.
3Bed House 474321st Ave.S. $950mo, +dep.
2 Bed House 44431th Ave. S. $800mo, +dep.
3 Bed House 126 17th Ave. S. $1100mo.+dep,
3 Bed House 26512nd Ave. S. $1000mo, +dep,
SECTION 8 HUD WELCOME




GULFPORT ART
DISTRICT
2BR/1BA Blocks from Water, Gorgeous Tropi-
cal Yard, C/H/A, Ready for New Year's Tenant.
$895/Mo. Call Tim, 727-698-3506.


Lexington Bldg. #403 New on market $125,000, or
long term lease. Furnished. Balcony.
Monterey Bldg. Lovely 1-1/2 Ba. Balcony.
Furnished. Annual tenant preferred.
Admiral Bldg. Large 1120 sq ft. 1-1/2 annual lease.
Unfurnished.
fi Fran Hubert 580-9265
^*.1 l.f, franhubertl@aol.com
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.
KENWOOD 2BR/1BA HOME-Near Ed White
Hospital/275. CHA, Large Fenced Front Yard.
Pets Considered. $650/Mo. 2242 9th Ave. N.
727-323-4546.
S. PASADENA-2BR/1BA/1CG-Corner Lot
With Waterview, Fenced Yard & All Appliances
$1150/Mo. Available 1-15-09. 614-348-0399
3/2 TROPICAL POOL HOUSE- N. St. Pete.
$1400/Mo. & Deposit. 727-688-8239.
WATER FRONT CONDO-PYCC Gated Com-
munity. Spacious 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath.Totally
Renovated. Docks Available. 727-347-3536.


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.
NICE LARGE 1BR APT- Screened-In Porch,
Fenced-In Yard. 1 Block from Gulfport Art Dis-
trict/Waterfront. $885/Mo. & Utilities. Available
January 1st. 1st, Last & Deposit Required.
727-776-9787.


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.
TOWN SHORES RENTALS- Nottingham
#604, 1BR/1BA Deluxe, Open Floor Plan/Wa-
terviews, New Carpet/Paint, Semi-Annual.
Kenmore #209, 1BR/1BA, Carport, Semi-An-
nual/Annual. Diplomat #607. 1BR/1.5BA De-
luxe, Beautiful Water Views, Annual. Bucking-
ham #311, 2BR/2BA w/Baclony, Short Term.
Call Annie Thompson for Details. SELLERS
EXPRESS REALTY, 727-347-0187.



Sunset Beach Treasure Island
1Br, Dock, Pool, Steps to Beach
i -_ CALL DOT
(727) 363-6471
92- ,. 0, or (727) 656-6642

GULFPORT BEACH CONDO- New 2/1, New
Furnishings. Pool, All Amenities, W/D. Weekly,
Monthly, Seasonal. No Pets. 727-343-1242,
727-776-1353.
GULFPORT VACATION 1/1- Rental. Very
Clean & Furnished will ALL amenities. Walk to
Beach & Restaurants. View @
www.Gulfport-Florida-Rentals.com
Residential Address 5039 29th Ave. S., Apt. B.
727-418-7272.
WATERFRONT
STUDIO CONDO
Fantastic View, C/H/A, Carport, Boat Dock,
New Paint. No Pets, Adult. Excellent Location,
Close to Maximo Marina. $765/Mo. Includes
Cable TV. 727-865-9707.
www.jerryswaterfrontcondo.com


FURNISHED ROOM IN-Gulfport. Includes
Cable & Utilities. $125/Wk, 1st & Last. Avail-
able Now. Call between 1-6 for Appt. 727-743-
7343
SHARE CLEAN GULFPORT HOME- On Bus
Line. Furnished, Cable and Utilities Included.
$525/Mo. 727-322-8549.
FURNISHED BEDROOM- Share Kitchen &
Bath. Pasadena Area. $475/Mo. 727-343-
6350.
HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Con-
crete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Prop-
erty, Utilities Included. Non Smoking, Security
Deposit, $120/Wk. 727-323-1039.


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

SUITE TO LEASE- 700SF on Busy 34th St. S.
(U.S. 19) Utilities/Plaza Maintenance Included.
950/Mo. 1st, Last/Security Required. Call
727-323-2691.


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Gulfport Art District
New listing 5302 28th Ave.
South 3bdrm/2ba tile floors lots
of updates. Walk to restaurants,
galleries & beach. 219,000
5227 27th Ave. South
2bdrm/ll',, w/detached
1bdrm ai= s, C~i
Gulfport Marina District
2809 47th St. South Masonry
cottage, 2bedrooms/lba with
florida room. French doors,
terrazzo fls. Newer roof and
more. Just 1/2 block from
Gulfport Marina and Clam
Bayou. 222,900
St. Petersburg
Old South East 283 18th
Ave. South. Home plus income
1921 Key West Style 3bdrm/2ba.
Up & down covered porch to
enjoy the breeze. Hdwd fls.


Beautifully remodeled kitchen and
both baths. 4 car garage w/
2bdrm/2ba income apt above.
Walk to Lassing park and Tampa
Bay. Great potential! 350,000
Lake Maogorie
New listing 772 38th Ave.
South Beautifully renovated
1922 bungalow 2bedrm/2bath,
Relaxing, front porch, hardwood
fls., newer kitchen & baths.
Fenced yards all in upcoming
neighborhood, just steps to Lk
Maggorie. 139,900
Gulfport Condos
5900 Shore Blvd. The Embassy
#604 Waterfront 2bdrm/2ba
1450 sq. ft. of open water views.
Newer windows, storm shutters,
CH/A & more. Beautifully
maintained. Pets allowed.
Furniture negotiable. 199,900


Lonao So. PeTe aeacn
600 71st Ave. Get a piece of
the Beach! 2bdrm/1 ba
child-proof pool. Steps to the Gulf
of Mexico. Newly renovated,
furnished Investment, or home,
this one can't be beat 3 day
minimum rental. Now 235,000
For Rent
"Town Shores Condo: furnished, 1
bedroom, 1 bath, water views.
Sleeps 4. Covered parking, pools,
clubhouse. 55+. $850 per month,
6 month minimum seasonal, $750
per month year round. No Pets.


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GREAT WATERVIEWS
REDUCED to $269,000
Pasadena Ciega Cove, 2/2 Condo, Beautifully
Remodeled, Brand New Kitchen, Large Bal-
cony, 1400sf Living Area, Pool, Tennis, Pets
OK. Call Linda Stone, COLDWELL BANKER,
727-365-6296.


6710 Hibiscus Ave S. Lots of
charm. 2/1 with bonus room.
$139,900
2/2 Town Shores Condo. Totally
redecorated, wood floors.
Diplomat, superb views.
$239,900
5631 26th Ave. S. Old Gulfport
Charmer, 2/1 with added family
room. Updated kitchen.
Oversized lot. $179,900








1820 Gray St. S.
3/1.5 masonry
$139,900
2719 52nd St. S.
3-1br/1ba units, huge lot.
$162,999
5106 15th Ave. S.
3br/1ba, masonry on large lot.
79,900
6020 Shore Dr. S.
Town Shores Windsor 908
1br/1.5ba deluxe, covered parking,
pets allowed, wide open
Boca Ciega bay
Bargain at $149,900

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enjoy the park like setting with 1 of 4 Town Shores pools upgrades to mention. Furnished throughout. $220,000
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Wide Open Water Diplomat 209 -1 Br/1.5Ba This
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Beautiful 2BR/2BA 55+ Community
Town Shores of Gulfport Waterfront Complex


Deluxe 2BR/2BA condo with newer kitchen
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and assigned parking at front door.


Heated community pool in rear of building,
tennis court and shuffleboard. 55+ commu-
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Waterfront Preforeclosures and Great Deals

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What A Stal! 2BR/1.SBA
premium upgraded waterfront
townhouse. Located in gated
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Tennis comut fits center
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slips available. Yacht club
community includes resident
only restaurant. Priced to sell
now! G3849 149,900
Breathlaklg View! Huge
living room, formal dining
ooam all new kitchen, new
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where you can watch the sun-
ets. Large 1 bedroom. Com-
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