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Title: Gabber
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Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: December 18, 2008
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this week...

Teen Council Sends
Important Message
see page 2

Police Mutual Aid
see page 6

Lions Club, Carols
By Candlelight
see page 9

Gulfport's 3rd
Saturday Art Walk
see page 10

Spirit Of Gulfport
see page 14

St. Pete First Night
Needs Volunteers
see page 22

DUI Crackdown
see page 27

Children's Hospital
Charity Ball
see page 31

Letter To Santa
see page 34

Gulfport March 10,
Election Candidates
see page 45


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Photo by Leigh Clifto
Mrs. S. Clause (Mrs. Rose West-Barry, a teacher at the Scienc
Center) demonstrates to curious science kids a hot water
experiment during the Science with Santa Day at the Scienc
Center of Pinellas County. This is the second year that she an
husband Santa (Jack Berry) have participated.

Gulfport Says 'No' to Chickens
By Greg Stemm
Despite a unanimous vote on first reading at the last ci
council meeting to pass an ordinance allowing for up
10 chickens to be kept by city residents, council revers
itself on Tuesday and voted 2-1 not to adopt the ordinan
on second reading.
Council members Judy Ryerson and Bob Worthingt'
voted no on the ordinance. Mayor Mike Yakes voted ye
Council member Michael King was not present due to t]
death of a family member and council member Mary Sti
was not present due to a health issue.
"I know this an emotional issue, but I believe passage
this ordinance would be a step backward for our city," sa
Worthington. We are not an agricultural city, there are
areas even zoned for that in our city limits. How would
police this? Who would be responsible for chasing dov
chickens that escaped and how could you prove that th
were yours?
"I've done a lot of thinking about this and I'm afraid I'
changed my mind on it," said Ryerson. "This started o
as a discussion of keeping chickens as pets and now
See Chickens, page

SCommercial Building
SDesign Guidelines
By Cathy Salustri

Gulfport councilmember Michele
SKing met with city planning staff
Sand citizen representatives last
Thursday night at the Commercial
Design Guidelines meeting.
Possibilities discussedfor Gulfport's
waterfront area included a possible
parking garage somewhere in
the city, working around FEMA-
mandated elevations, designating
alleyways as vehicle-free zones,
and getting historical designation
for the downtown area.
King, Community Development
staff, and a handpicked group of
citizens came together for the third
meeting in six weeks to put
See Design, page 33
r St. Petersburg Will
e Force Gulfport Water
Rate Increase
By Cathy Salustri
; According to an agreement with
the city of St. Petersburg, Gulfport
must raise its water rates. An
ty interlocal agreement between the
to two cities stipulates that the city
ed of Gulfport must not resell the
ce water it buys from the city of St.
Petersburg for less than the city
on of St. Petersburg sells its water to
es. its residents. Gulfport charges its
he customers almost 20% less than
ill St. Petersburg for handling sewage
and just under 3% less for potable
of (drinking) water delivery.
id In addition, Dan Carpenter, the
no city's Finance Director, explained
ye that as Gulfport repaired sewer
vn lines, thus reducing consumption,
ey St. Petersburg would charge the
city more per unit to make up the
ve deficit in volume.
ut City Manager Jim O'Reilly will
bring council a draft budget on the
18 new rates in mid-March.

Teen Council Sends an
Important message
Teen car accidents and deaths are
on the rise, particularly in Florida. It
was the inspiration of Gulfport Mayor
Michael Yakes for that message
to be delivered. He requested the
Gulfport Teen Council to create a
video public service announcement
on the statistics of teen driving and
the importance of seat belt safety.
Statistics were retrieved from
The video is now on City of Gulfport
YouTube sight which is http://www. and
Brighthouse GTV615.
Thank you, Gulfport Teen Council
(Darcy, Joe, Katisha and Christina)
and Gulfport Mayor Michal Yakes for
volunteering your time and talents to
convey such a significant message to
our young Florida drivers.

A Heartfelt Thank
You from the City!
The City of Gulfport would like to
thank local business owner, Joey
Goodrich, of House ofRenee Originals,
for assisting the City in making this

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year's Santa chair more spectacular
than ever! Santa and the City really
appreciate all of your hard work and
creativity Joey!

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

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Jim Morris and Tampa
Bay Watch Celebrate
an Evening For the Bay
By Cathy Salustri
Last Friday night nationally-known
Blondie cartoonist Dean Young, local
musician Jim Morris and his band
The Big Bamboo, and Carrabba's
joined with Tampa Bay Watch in
celebrating an Evening For the Bay.
Young donated the artwork for the
event, Morris played the event, and
Carrabba's donated some of the food.
Evening For the Bay celebrated
fifteen years of Tampa Bay Watch's
restoration efforts in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Watch, headquartered
just north of Fort DeSoto County
Park, uses private funds as well as
public grants to monitor and restore
the health of the waters surrounding
Tampa and St. Petersburg. They offer
summer camps, sea oat planting, and
other educational opportunities for
both adults and children and also give
people the chance to participate in
monitoring and restoring bay health
through several different programs.

Over 200 people celebrated Tampa
Bay Watch's efforts and successes at
Friday night's event with a dinner
catered by Carrabba's, a silent
auction, and a raffle.
For more information about
Tampa Bay Watch, visit www. or call 867-

Holiday Events on
You Tube Website
Visit the City of Gulfport You Tube
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://
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!


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Dance in the New Year
at the Casino Ballroom
The City of Imagination presents "A
Step Across Time" with entertainment
by "Flashback with Roy", a bay area
favorite entertainer! A 'one-man
band' with live vocals, trumpet, and
trombone accompanied by sequenced
orchestrated background music,
featuring the best of Bennett, Sinatra
and a variety of favorite dance music.
Also featured, "Memorabilia" Fun &
Exciting DJ James selects the best
hits of each decade, from the 1940s
until today's top tunes. He will lead
in fun group for all
The New Year festivities begin
Wednesday, December 31, 7:30
p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 at
the door or reserve a table for 10 in
advance, call 893-1070. The Casino
Ballroom is located at 5500 Shore
Blvd. S. in Gulfport.

Gulfport Board
Milford Reappointed
to Pension Board
Gulfport resident Marjorie Milford
was reappointed to the city's General
Employees' Pension Board by council
resolution on Tuesday. The pension
board consists of seven trustees; the
administrative services director,
four general employee members
of the system and two residents
appointed by council. Milford's term

had expired and she agreed to serve
another term through January 2012.
There were no other applicants for
the position.

Three Members Appointed
to Senior Committee
By resolution on Tuesday
Gulfport city council approved the
appointment of three members of
the city's Senior Citizen Advisory
Committee on Aging. The three new
members are Pam McGinnis, Jane

Pavent, and Delia Saavedra. All
have terms which expire in January
The committee consists of nine
members, five voting members and
four alternates. All serve three year
The city clerk's office has not yet
received enough applicants to fill
all of the open positions. These
will be filled as applicants become

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Police Mutual Aid
Agreement Approved
Gulfport city council approved an
mutual aid agreement which allows
police officers in Pinellas county to
conduct routine business and provide
emergency assistance in neighboring
jurisdictions. Law enforcement
agencies in Pinellas county have
operated under such an agreement for
many years. The current agreement
was set to expire January 5, 2009.
The new agreement will run through

Gulfport Jumps on
Infrastructure Bill
When Congress reconvenes on
January 6, 2009 and begins to
consider a $500 billion dollar
economic stimulus package targeted
at infrastructure improvements
proposed by president elect Obama,
they will have a list of"shovel ready"
projects from the city of Gulfport.
Council approved the list which
includes a wide array of projects
including, stormwater run
off improvements, waterline
replacements, the construction of a


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multi-use trail along the Tangerine
Parkway, construction of the
mooring field, making the entire
city Wi-fi accessible, and hurricane
hardening of all city facilities.
"I've really got to say that the
mayor and the interim city manager
are on the ball here," said council
member Bob Worthington. "A lot
of communities are just reading
the newspaper and saying this
infrastructure initiative sounds like
a great idea. We're way past that,
we already got a list of projects that
could be earmarked. I just want to
say thank to both of them."

Toys for Tots
Collection Drive
~I1k.\- 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
Join Mikey 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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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

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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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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.

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
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. or call the
Save Our Strays event coordinator at

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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 willbe 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

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Christmas and Happy New Year

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-

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south of 22nd Avenue S. Operates
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Beacon House to Offer
Holiday Dinners
Free Clinic Beacon House,
St. Petersburg Free Clinic men's
shelter and community kitchen
is offering a Holiday Dinner on
Monday, December 22, from 4:30 to
6 p.m. "We want to encourage and
celebrate the spirit of the holidays,"
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might otherwise feel disconnected
from it." The free dinner is open to
anyone in the community who is
Beacon House, a program of
St. Petersburg Free Clinic, is an
overnight and transitional shelter
for single, homeless men. The shelter
functions as a community kitchen,
serving hot meals to anyone who is

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hungry, six nights a week. Beacon
House is located at 2151 Central
Avenue. For more information, call
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic
provides temporary assistance for
families and individuals in need of
the basics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assistance
and referral information.

Trolley Token Tuesday
Newly hired Trolley Coordinator,
Brian Van.iSl\ k. announces that the
new trolley token saver packs will be
available for purchase on Tuesday
mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon
at the Gulfport Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Blvd. S.
The regular Trolley fare is $1.75
each way. Purchasing the $10 trolley
token pack saves about 43%. If you
would like more information on the
Trolley Token saver pack, call Brian
at 893-1068.

Gulfport's Third
Saturday Art Walk
Visit Gulfport Beach for the
Third Saturday Art Walk from
6-10:00 p.m. on December 20th.
Give a unique gift of Gulfport art,
and shop local. Many talented
artisans, crafters, and entertain-
ers sell their handmade wares
along Beach Boulevard. Shop the
extraordinary holiday shopping
extravaganza while listening to
a variety of live entertainment
throughout the Lighted Holiday
Village. Live entertainment fea-
tures Urban Gypsies and more.
The Industrial Art Center pres-
ents live demonstrations in glass
blowing and metal smithing, and
will be offering the public a chance
to "Blow Your own Glass Holi-
day Ornaments" from now until
Christmas. Discover treasures
old and new as Antique Row has
returned to Art Walks. Enjoy a
shopping and dining experience
like no other! Art Walk takes
place twice monthly, year round,
on the First Friday and Third Sat-
urday of every month. Free trolley
rides! Free parking! Pet and fam-
ily friendly. For more information
call 322-5217.



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over the last 12 months.

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breakfast at Pia's Trattoria in our large Italian Garden and
street-side caf6.

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ReliHious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965
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A Touch of God Ministries Church
Come See Our New Facility!
2997 Tyrone Blvd. St. Pete
9:30 am Sunday
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Children's Sunday School

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

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

Christmas Concert at
Lakewood United
In celebrating the season, 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. The concert is
free of charge to the public 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 Carol Barker at 867-1744 or

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Christmas Musical at
Park Place Wesleyan
Park Place Wesleyan Church,
4400 70 Avenue N. in Pinellas
Park will present their 27th annual
Christmas Musical Production
entitled "Tonight, Heaven Touches
Earth" on December 19 and 22 at
7 p.m. and December 21 at 4 p.m.
Events features the living Christmas
tree with hundreds of thousands of
lights. Free. Nursery provided. Call
526-3674 or visit

Bahai's of Gulfport
Join them for meditation, reflection
and sharing for peace, rejuvenation
and fellowship every Wednesday
from 7-9 p.m. at 4914 29 Avenue S.
in Gulfport. Free. All are welcome.
Call 368-2819. Sponsored by Bahai's
of Gulfport.

Find Paradise...
Paradise Lutheran Church
10255 Paradise Blvd.,Treasure Isl.
(OffT.I. Causeway)
Worship Service
Sunday, 10 am
Christmas Eve Service,
Wed., Dec. 24 at 7:30pm

Pilgrim Congregational
United Church of Christ
You Are Always Welcome
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am
Nursery Available
Adult Sunday School 9:30 am
Bible Class
ii ~Wed 1 am 7pm (same topic)
S.i J& 6315 Central Ave.
ur g 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"

First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport

r Hearts Sundav Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
LDoors Traditional Serv. 10:30a
SFellowshipforall 11:30a
,, Joy to the World
'1 The Lord is Come!
Cnrirstmas Eve 7 p.m.
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Late Night Service 11 p.m.


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

"Mission Impossible"
Luke 1:26-28

10:00 am Classes for All Ages
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499


Celebrating the Spirit of Gulfport
Lori Rosso, right, was
presented with the city
of Gulfport's "Spirit of
Gulfport" awardon Tuesday
night by mayor Mike Yakes.
Rosso is an active civic
leader. She is the president
of the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce, a board member
of the Gulfport Merchant's
Association, the Mayor's
liaison to the 49th Street
Merchants. She regularly
volunteer s at many different
community events such as
serving special meals at
the Gulfport Multipurpose
Senior Center. Rosso is
the owner of the Seabreeze
Manor Bed and Breakfast.

Original Canvases and Prints by Internationally known mural artist
Keith Stillwagon
Hours: Tues. Thurs. 11am 7pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm Sun. 12pm 6pm
5501 B Shore Blvd. (next to Domains)

Gulfport Safe
Boating Program
Plan to attend the Boating Skills and
Seamanship program offered by the
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16
Gulfport. The program will be held
in the building on Clam Bayou Park
Point located east of the Gulfport
Municipal Marina. This program
is continuous every Tuesday from
7-9:30 p.m. every week. Start any
Tuesday and 13 weeks later your will
complete the program A certificate
of completion will be issued to those
participants successfully completing
the program.
Cost for materials is $40 per person.
Successful completion of this program
could increase boating pleasure
and in many cases qualify you for a
discount on your boating insurance.
Please call 321-4455 or Kevin at
822-7232 for more information.


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Cats and Other

Jude Bagatti, Gulfport film
photographer, is currently
exhibiting "Cats and Other
Curiosities," in the gallery at the
Catherine Hickman Theatre. Her
19-image show depicts 10 felines,
including a jaguar, along with nine
intriguing prints in both color and
black & white. The lobby is open
weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
evenings and weekends during
performances. The show will run
through January.
Jude is a writer and actor, and
will appear on stage in The Silver
Whistle, a Gulfport Players
production opening at the Hickman
January 8. She is presently
performing in A Christmas Carol
at St. Pete Little Theatre where
her 21-image "Celebrations"
photo show is on display in that
lobby gallery through December.
Contact Jude at 322-5211 or

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Storage House Partners
with Toys for Tots
The Storage House in partnerships
with the Florida Self Storage
Association, a statewide organization
for the self-storage industry, is
working with Toys for Tots for
the upcoming holiday season. The
Storage House is a collection site for
dropping off new toys to be distributed
by the Marine Toys for Tots to needy
children in the area for the holiday
season. Toys can be donated during
business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday and from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at 1219
49 Street S. in Gulfport. Items must
be new, unwrapped and in their
original packaging. Toy guns and
weapons cannot be accepted.
The Storage House offers climate-
controlled self-storage with 24/7
access at competitive prices and can
be reached by calling Dick Timothy
at 327-9598.
For information on how to contribute
email theme at thestoragehouse@ or go to www.floridassa.
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Help Family Resource
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 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.

43rd Street
Seniors to Meet
The 43rd Street Senior Citizens
Club meets the third Friday of each
month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran
Church, 3451 30 Avenue N. in St.
Petersburg, September through May.
Bring a covered dish and $1 donation.
Public is welcome for fun and games.
Call Connie at 343-5454 or Mary Ann
at 347-4463 for 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
6 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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YMCA Seeking
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
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
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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.

Writing Workshop
Rosiland Miller is offering a free
workshop at St. Petersburg College
West Branch Library, 68 Street N.
and Ninth Avenue on the college

campus. The workshop is ongoing
every Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
Topics include how to write from the
heart, structure your stories, writing
articles for money, motivation,
finding time to write your story,
how to publish your book and much
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.

Hello Gulfport residents:
I would like to take a moment of your time to introduce myself. My name is Pam Prell and I live in
Ward #4 in Gulfport. I am a candidate (in the March 10, 2009 City Election) for the Council Seat in
Ward 4.1 have lived in this lovely town for over 20 years in the same small house on 8th Avenue. I
have raised my family in this Ward and I am proud to call it my home. I will surely miss it someday.
I am currently employed by the City of St. Pete Beach as Deputy City Clerk. I am a Certified
Municipal Clerk who has served St. Pete Beach for 23 years. I began my public career in 1985 as
Secretary to the City Manager. I received a promotion to the Finance Department where I served
until 1988 when I was promoted to Deputy City Clerk. I have vast knowledge in public record,
election, sunshine and ethic laws. I have a true concept of how a city government operates and
what it means to be a professional public servant. I have been designated by St. Pete Beach as
Management Employee of the Year and honored with Distinguished Service Award for my role as
Acting City Clerk. I enjoy my work and my public service.
I am happily married for over twenty years. I have a daughter who has blessed me with 3
grandchildren who I cherish. I am a native of West Virginia and believe in hard work, compassion,
honesty and strong family values. I love nature, animals, children, life and my family and friends.
Yes, I am a tree hugger!
I believe that with my background as a professional public servant that I can offer Gulfport a fresh
outlook and offer new ideas as we move forward during these tough economic times that all of us
are facing in our homes, jobs and businesses. I understand the budget process, governmental
accounting, the daily functions and operations of a City as well as the Florida Laws which govern
public employees and elected officials.
I am a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks; Florida Association of City Clerks;
Pinellas County Municipal Clerks; Florida Records Management Association: St. Pete Beach General
Pension Board Trustee and the National Association of Professional Woman.
I am also a Florida Notary Public.
I would like to get to know you and hear about any issues
you are concerned with. If you would like to support my
campaign or just talk to me please contact me at
481-9246 or email Thanks
for taking the time to get to know me.

Happy Holidays!
Pam Prell
Candidate for Council
Member Ward 4
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Chickens, from front page
we have an ordinance which would
allow up to 10 chickens in each
person's yard. If several neighbors
on one street all decided to start
raising chickens you could easily
end up with over a 100 chickens on
one street. I'm just not in favor of
"I'm very disappointed in the way
this has been handled by the city,"
said Briggs Monteith, who is part of
the family who is currently keeping
chickens and sparked the original
controversy over them. "One week
we have a unanimous yes vote with
all council members present. The
next week we have a no vote with
two council members missing. I'm
feeling very betrayed by council.
This has been very stressful to my
family not knowing if we can keep
our chickens or not. It's not just the
issue that I'm disappointed that we
can't, I'm upset about the way this
whole thing was handled."

LGulfport Garden &A
^ & Bird Club
Our Christmas luncheon was held
at La Cote Basque last week. It
was a delightful occasion. Members
brought gifts for delivery to nursing
home residents and shared a good
time with good friends.
The next meeting will be January
8, 2009 at the Savannah Plant
Nursery. Please watch the Gabber
for details.
The Gulfport Garden & Bird Club
wishes everyone aMerry Christmas
and a safe and happy holiday.

18 Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

Lisa Sweet, St. Pete: "I wouldn't
be a candidate, ironically enough,
because now I finally have health
care coverage through my husband's
employer. However, I went without
health care coverage for more than
16 years and raised two kids. I mean,
we were really lucky that there were
no broken bones, no stitches, no se-
rious illnesses or injuries. Whenever
we had to see a doctor, we used the
Health Department, which was really
awful. You had to wait in long lines
and never saw the same doctor twice.
Getting appointments was always
a nightmare. When we were unin-
sured, we didn't have regular check-
ups, we didn't have eye exams, we
just hoped we didn't need any of that.
Now that the kids are grown and out
of the house, we finally have insur-
ance so I'm able to get checkups and
glasses. Hopefully, this new program
will help other families get the health
care they desperately need. Anything
that helps Florida families is a good


Paul Erlinger and Marie Miller,
St.Pete, Seminole: "Paul has been
on Medicare and disability since
1999, so he has some coverage. But
I've worked as a waitress for a small
family restaurant for four and a half
years and there's no way my em-
ployer can offer us health insurance.
They are just barely getting by now
as it is, like everybody else. Thank-
fully, I haven't had any major health
issues, but even if I did, I still have to
put on my shoes and get to work; it's
the only way you can survive in this
economy and I need my job, I don't
have time to get sick. This program
sounds great, especially if they offer
dental; my teeth have been giving me
problems. It cost $70 to go to a walk-
in clinic if you get sick. If this insur-
ance program is any more than that
a month, I still won't be able to afford
it. And the Health Department? For-
get about takes way too long
to be seen and it's always so hard to
get an appointment."

Ron Smith, St. Pete: "I am currently
unemployed and uninsured, so this pro-
gram looks interesting to me. I worked
for Coca-Cola for over three years as an
accountant and had health insurance.
During that time, I had surgery for kid-
ney stones, which I could never have af-
forded without the health insurance. I
also have asthma, which is considered
a pre-existing condition so the fact that
this new health care plan accepts people
like me is a good thing. I hope to be able
to afford it if I don't get a job soon that
pays for it already."

Lois Machalek, Canada and
Gulfport: 11y% husband Jules and
I are part-time residents; we're Ca-
nadian and thankfully have health
insurance through our government.
However, our health care isn't ex-
actly free; it's funded through taxa-
tion, which is 14-15%, much higher
than the States. We pay more for
gas, car insurance, home goods,
food and other things and the gov-
ernment uses that money to pay for
national health care.. But we can go
to a doctor and get quality medical
attention and not pay a dime out of
pocket. The same is true for surgery
of any kind; Jules and I have both
had serious health issues and have
been fortunate that the Canadian
government has paid for all of it. If
we moved here full-time, we would
obviously be candidates for it. The
fact that the plan accepts people
with pre-existing conditions is a
very positive one. However, as Jules
points out, half of the reason that
most people have a pre-existing con-
dition is that they had a health con-
cern and didn't have access to health
care. By the time they can get health
care, they already have problems
that preclude them from qualify-
ing. We personally don't think peo-
ple should have to pay premiums;
the cost of health care should come
out of tax revenues. Raise the sales
taxes on goods and let that pay for
the programs. No one should ever be
uninsured. The government should
take responsibility for its citizens; it
should be their right to have health
care for all."

Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

Gulfport Women's Club Holiday Party
The Gulfport Women's
Club holiday party was
held on December 10 at
Spinner's Restaurant atop
The Grand Plaza Hotel
on St. Pete Beach. The
members donated over 100
toys for "Operation Santa"
held by the Gulfport Police
Department. The program
L has been in existence for
15 years. Due to the poor
Pictured (L-R): Marie Pawlikowski, Chairwoman and economy, more families are
Jean Jaworowski, President seeking help this holiday
season. The club donated Publix gift cards for families to help prepare a holiday
meal. The members enjoyed a delicious lunch at Spinners.
The Gulfport Women's Club is a volunteer organization working to better
the lives of children and seniors in Gulfport. Anyone interested in joining this
organization, please call Grace at 381-8369 or send a $25 check made out to
the Gulfport Women's Club for annual membership to Gulfport Women's Club,
POB 5036, Gulfport, FL 33737.


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

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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20 Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

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 Saturdays from
11 a.m. to 12, and a yoga class in
held on Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Call
322-2899 for more details or visit

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
Donations may be dropped off
Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall 7047
Sunset Drive South 2nd floor, South
Pasadena. Names and addresses of
soldiers serving overseaswillbe gladly
accepted for care packages. Deadline
for donations is January 2, 2009.
For more information call City Hall
at 347-4171.


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How to Make Sure that
Decisions Will be Made
in Your Best Interest
In making decisions about potential
sources offunding for health care, you
should consider certain "protective
services." These become important
if you ever become unable to handle
your own affairs, due to physical or
mental incapacity. Unless proper
legal action is taken in advance,
your family may be unable to act on
your behalf should the need arise.
Problems With Joint Ownership
Joint ownership is often used
to give legal authority to another
person. For example, you might
simply add your daughter's name
to your account, thinking you've
solved various estate and financial
planning problems, such as avoiding
probate or ensuring you will be
taken care of.
But joint ownership may not solve
some problems, and could even
create others. First, the joint owner
may be able to withdraw 100% of the
assets held in joint name. Second,
both joint owners' signatures are
usually required anyway to sell or
liquidate assets. In addition, your
assets may become subject to claims
by your children's creditors.
Revocable Living Trusts
One strategy you should consider
is establishing a revocable living
trust, which would hold title to your

assets. Such a trust not only offers
estate planning advantages, such as
avoiding probate, but also ensures
that a trustee would handle your
financial affairs in the event of your
But your financial situation is not
the only thing to consider in the
event of incapacity. You may need
someone else to step in and make
personal decisions regarding your
health care or the maintenance
of property you own. In addition,
a trust may not be appropriate,
depending on the amount of assets
you own.
Since joint ownership is obviously
not the ideal solution and trust may
not be for everyone, are there other
ways to plan for the possibility of
you incapacity? Generally, there
are three other ways you can give
legal authority to another person:
Durable power of attorney
Of these three, the most effective is
a durable power of attorney. In our
next article, we will take a look at
how these legal transfers of control
and decision-making work and
which method would be best for your
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140, St.
Petersburg, FL. The telephone number
is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes
calls regarding this article and other
related legal topics. This column out-
lines general legal principles and is
not intended to give you legal advice.
If you have a specific question about
the law, please consult an attorney.

First Night
Needs Volunteers
First Night St. Petersburg is
looking for energetic volunteers
to help usher in 2009. The annual
New Year's Eve celebration is set to
launch its countdown in downtown
St. Petersburg on December 31st.
Fireworks, musical stages, activity
centers, indoor and outdoor
performance spots all come alive to
celebrate the arts in afestive joyfilled
experience for families and friends.
Volunteers share in the fun, assisting
with activities, selling and checking
buttons and providing information.
Plus all volunteers receive a First
Night T-shirt and button.
Call the First Night office at
823-8906 or email firstnightstpete@ to get an application.

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

DBSA Support Group
Are you depressed or bipolar or have
another disorder? Come to a support
group that meets every Thursday
evening from 7-9 p.m. at Northeast
Presbyterian Church, 4400 Shore
Acre Boulevard NE. Call Mary at
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By Matthew Margolis

The Question of
a Second Dog
A woman called me last week and
said, "I have an 8-year-old dog, and I
think he's lonely. Don't you think he
needs a friend?"
That depends.
If a person is feeling lonely, the
holiday season is likely to exacer-
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Christmas or New Year's from the
middle of August. For the most part,
dogs don't get lonely, people do.
Read between the lines: Her dog is
getting older, and she's anticipating
the pain she'll inevitably feel when
he passes. It isn't uncommon for
people to get a second dog to ease
that sadness. And isn't necessarily a
bad idea. Necessarily.
The good:
-- Bringing a puppy into the house
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the older dog. Puppies are playful
and silly, and their exuberance is
-- Young and old dogs can bond, giv-
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-- The dog owner will not have to
endure the heartbreaking quiet of a
home that used to house a dog.
-- Another dog finds a loving and
permanent home.
The bad?
There could be no downside what-
soever. In this case, however, the
woman who called wanted a second
dog, but her husband didn't. Neither
babies nor dogs make good Band-
Aids for a marriage.
When I asked her why her husband
didn't want another dog, she told me
it was because they'd never trained
the one they have now, who is a bit
of a mischief-maker. In fact, he had
recently devoured a child's plastic
toy, landing him in a veterinary hos-
pital and saddling them with a sur-
gery bill for $8,000.
Hubby has a point. It can be hard
enough -- and expensive enough -- to
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Another factor to consider is that
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Not all dogs enjoy the company of
other canines. They are pack ani-
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particular pooch's pack has been es-
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pack leader -- which is entirely pos-
sible since he was never trained -- he
will defend that position when the
other animal is brought home. And
if the new pup is also of an alpha
mindset, well, you'll find yourself
reminiscing on how peaceful your
time with the Angels really was.
On the other hand, if you bring a
new dog into a household where it
is deeply entrenched that you, the
dog owner, are the pack leader, then
there is very little need on either
dog's part to fight over a position
that is already filled -- by you.
I ended our conversation with one
last bit of advice: If you insist on
getting a second dog, make sure you
don't end up with two female dogs in
the house.
"But I don't like males," she said.
And I couldn't help but wonder
whether she meant two-legged or

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Adopt a Fast Friend
This week's greyhound is Lux, a black female with white
markings, who is lucky enough to be spending Christmas
in a foster home this year. All I know about her is that she
is good with cats and takes a cute picture. Wouldn't you
like to take her home and love her forever? If you would
like to meet Lux, or any of our other greyhounds, please
contact Greyhound Pets of America at 595-7852 or visit
our website: or come see us at the Tyrone PetSmart on
most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Call first if you want to meet a specific dog.

t1t 0oroscoDe Guide

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Your vision of the future gets better
when your recognition of the pres-
ent improves. For instance, the light
coming through your window, when
you really look at it, appears to you
differently than it ever has before.
Seeing the interplay of brilliance in
your world helps you understand
your own radiant qualities.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The
group of people around you will wait
to be led and entertained. Some will
even want to be blown away. This
would be a lot of pressure for normal
people and luckily you've never been
"normal." You'll provide one surprise
after another and be absolutely daz-
zling in the manner that is most com-
fortable to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The
stars grant you vibrant vitality, and
you use it to appreciate the season.
You'll alternate between heightened
states of reverence, enthusiasm,
love and celebration. Saturday, a bo-
som buddy will offer you the chance
to save money and time. Now, with
a little bit of your savings, try your
hand at the arts.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). This
will be a memorable week as you
deal with a colorful set of characters.
One in particular stands out. Though
this person's manner and thought
process is about as foreign to you as
any you've seen, your commonalities
still outweigh your differences. Find
shared interests and you can work
through any problem.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're
even more sensitive than usual these
days. You could walk into a room of
people where no one is talking, no-
tice the tension and start figuring out
what happened prior to your arrival.
In some cases you'll probably decide
that you really don't need to know
everything. Happiness is sticking to
your boundaries.
GEMINI (Ic.Iy 21-June 21). You're

mostly concentrated on one relation-
ship now. All the years that you have
been interested in a special person
now seem as if they spanned mere
weeks. The best times gleam in your
memory. As for the future, the pros-
pects are still exciting and the agree-
ments you made will eventually be
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The
reason you are so smart is that you
have endured your share of falls. You
found out that if you frittered away
insight learned through suffering,
the suffering continued. At an oppor-
tune moment, perhaps Wednesday
evening, gently share this wisdom
with the one who's going through a
rough time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sure, you
could find things to take issue with,
were you so inclined. But being con-
frontational will only serve to wear
you down in the end. Stay within
your own boundaries and be strong
there. Take care of what you can and
let go of the rest. Keep it simple, do
what's fun for you, and by Friday
your energy has doubled.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's fun-
ny how you are the one to give others
advice, and yet your own inner mono-
logue is besieged with unanswerable
questions. Listen for answers any-
how, especially Monday, when you
are sure to get brilliant bits of wis-
dom from your higher self and maybe
even mystical harbingers of what is
yet to come.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will
be tempted to fall back into the old
habit of worrying about what your
neighbors think. Head off anxiety by
doing something wild. Dare to be like
a peacock and you may just swagger
your way into someone's heart. By
the end of the week, you won't even
give a second thought to how you are
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Ac-
knowledge the tremendous potential

you possess for healing. It's a benefi-
cial time to wrap your head around
the practicalities involved in mak-
ing someone, especially yourself, feel
better. Study of this subject brings
positive results to all. An element of
magic will kick in after you learn and
apply the basics.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Others will spoil you, trying to enter-
tain and interest you all week. Little
do they know that they don't have to
work quite so hard. You are sharply
focused on having a good time no
matter what others do. Because of
your easy attitude, life opens to you
like a carnival of color, sound and ex-
This Week's Birthdays: For you,
fashion is not simply a matter of
sticking to the clothing dictates of
the time. It's noticing the nuances
of the moment and allowing the sur-
rounding moods and resources to in-
fluence you. This is your year to exert
a style that goes beyond the material
and makes a statement about your
spiritual being. The way you choose
to be generous, recognize others and
give your attention to their highest
actions will build relationships and
make you wealthy in love.

Music at Gulfport
Beach Pavilion
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe are back. Sing &
dance with Karaoke Kraze.
Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jules is back with is Country mu-
sic. Come join us.
Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Wayne & Bill, Karaoke &
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Jo-Anne's Karaoke
Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
The Toonsters with J & Lolita,
Singing & Dancing.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Italian American accordion by
Woody for fun and dancing.
Donations accepted
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Shop Thrift, Boutique
and Gift Shop
Did you know Pasadena Community
Church has three stores in one
location (Pasadena Avenue and
Second Avenue)? Come see their large
assortment of Thanksgiving and
Christmas decorations and gifts plus
many other items for sale. Thrift and
Boutique are open 9-12 Wednesday
and Saturday. Gift store is open 10-2
on Wednesday only.

Treasure Island Cracks
Down on DUls
The Treasure Island Police
Department announced December
15 that it will extend the enhanced
Driving Under the Influence
Enforcement Program throughout
the December and January holiday
season for the City of Treasure Island
under the tagline: "Drunk Driving.
Over the Limit. Under Arrest."
The intensified enforcement effort
against drunk drivers underscores
the severity of the problem both
locally and across the nation.
According to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), in December 2007, 992
people were killed in crashes that
involved a drunk driver or motorcycle
rider (operator) with a blood alcohol
concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher -
above the legal limit in every state as
well as the District of Columbia.
The Treasure Island Police
Department supports designating a
sober driver and never letting friends
drive drunk as just two of several
simple steps to avoid a tragic crash
or an arrest for impaired driving.

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Plan ahead: Whenever you plan
on consuming alcohol, designate your
sober driver before going out and give
that person your keys;
* If you're impaired, call a taxi, use
mass transit or call a sober friend
or family member to get you home
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Wearing your seat belt or using
protective gear on your motorcycle is
your best defense against an impaired
The City of Treasure Island Police
Department reminds everyone that a
safe and happy holiday season may
rest in their own hands.

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Recreation C
RECREATION WEBSITE- www. and follow the links:
City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.

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.
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
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
5:00 PM ON DECEMBER 24 &
DECEMBER 25th & 26th FOR THE
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.
Testing for 2010 Census Workers:
Monday, December 15, and at 2:00 pm.
This year the Gulfport Library will be a
Census 2010 employment testing site for
qualified applicants. To schedule test-
ing, or for more information on Census
jobs, call 1-866-861-2010.
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.

'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.
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
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
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
Join us for coffee, light refreshments,
and lively conversation. Coffee's ready
at 10:00 am, talk starts at 10:15. Pick
up a discussion guide and reserve a copy
of the book at the Reference Help Desk.
Coffee/Talk title for January 15 is: A
Thread of Grace, by Mary Doria Russell.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturday, De-
cember 20 at 2:00 pm. Presented by Pat
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.
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
philosopher, for whom "the questions
are more important than the answers."
Thursday, January 8 at 10:00 am.

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.
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
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
Suncoast Computer Users: Thurs-
day, January 8 at 6:00 pm.
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,
January 10 at 1:00 pm.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays,
January 10 and January 24 at 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.
"Twenty-One Legal Puzzles"- An en-
tertaining and informative program pre-
sented by our local chapter of Brandeis
University Women. Monday, January
12 at 1:00 pm.
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

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

Phone Distribution for Hearing
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11:30am. Call 399-9983 for eligibility
criteria. No cost to qualifying per-
Stocking Stuffers-World's Finest
Chocolate candy bars are now avail-
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bar. Proceeds will benefit the Senior
Center Foundation. What a wonder-
ful 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.
Participants are encouraged to bring
a canned food item for the Senior
Center Food Pantry.
Radio City Music Hall Rock-
ettes at Christmas (Video)-This
is a holiday show you won't want to
miss! First come, first serve in the
Hickman Theater on Tues. Dec. 23 at
1pm. Free.
New: Elder Law Clinic-Volunteer
attorneys will assist clients with
wills, living wills, powers of attor-
ney, and health care surrogates on
the 3rd Friday of every month from
9:30-11:30am. Call now for an ap-
pointment on Fri. Jan. 16. 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 per-
manent residency status may apply).
Special Presentations-Must Call
to Reserve:
Thurs. Dec. 18, 10am by Norma
Robinson: The Benefits of Aquatic
Mon. Jan. 12, 2pm by CVS: Cost Ef-
fectiveness of Generic Medicine and
Brown Bag Medicine Review.
Part-time Employment-If you
would like to be considered for part-
time employment as a 2009 census
taker, please call to reserve space to
take a short test on Mon. Dec. 22 at
2pm. Pay: $10/hr plus transportation
costs reimbursed. Must be 18 yrs./
up. Bring Driver's license or other ID
and Social Security card.
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle-
Treadmills and one recumbent cycle
are available for registered Senior
Center members. Must provide med-
ical release form from your doctor.
Forms available at Center.
Italian Language/Dance Classes
-Beginners, Advanced and Conver-
sational classes meet at 6pm every

Thursday. Advanced and Conversa-
tional Italian Languages continue
at 7pm. Italian folk dance (Italian
Style) offered at 8pm (no 3rd Thurs.)
Newcomers welcome.
Diabetic Education Classes-Di-
abetic Educator Sandra Grosvenor
offers free diabetic education classes
every 2nd and 4th Mon. at 10am.
Learn how to manage/cope with dia-
betes. Next classes: Dec. 23 and Jan.
Diabetic Support Group-meets ev-
ery Monday at 10am except the 2nd
& 4th Monday.
Health Insurance Questions?-
SHINE Counselor Sarah Peel can
help you with your Medicare, Medic-
aid questions or billing problems and
help you select an appropriate Medi-
care Part D plan. Call now for a one-
on-one appointment.
AARP Driver Safety Program-Ev-
ery 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
Support Groups
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st
& 3rd Mondays at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired ev-
ery 2nd and 4th Mon. at 2pm
Support for Caregivers- every Wed.
at 2pm
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 resi-
dents. Proof of income and address
required for new clients.
Movie in Hickman Theater Gar-
den State, Mon. Dec. 29, 1pm.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at
Writers Group Every Fri. at
Wii Players Wanted-Bowling on
Fri. Dec. 19 at 1pm. Newcomers wel-
Yoga Yoga will resume on Wed.
Jan. 7 at 1:30pm.
Visual Drawing/Painting-Every
2nd & 4th Friday from 3-4:30pm
starting Jan. 9. Free. Instructor Oli-
ver Norden is a painter, sculptor,
musician and multi-talented artist

with a wealth of experience in the
arts. Class size is limited. Call now
to make your reservation. A meeting
will be held on Mon. Dec. 29 at 3pm
for registered students to discuss
needed materials.
Investment Discussion Group-
The Investment Discussion Group
will offer a special presentation by
Raymond James representative Cliff
Cook "Closed End Funds" on Wed.
Jan. 14 at 10:30am. Newcomers wel-
come. The Investment Group meets
every Wednesday.
Coming Soon Health Fair (last
week in January, Mon. thru Thurs)
Entertainment Fair, Fri. Jan. 30

Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1o70
Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
6:30 p.m.,



5500 Shore Blvd. So.
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Dec. 21, 6-10 p.m. -$7

Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced,
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing
Tues., Argentine Tango
Lesson, 7-8 p.m.
with Eddy & Veronica $12

Thurs., (12/18) Salsa Dance
7-10 p.m., $7

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Local Obituaries
a well-known realtor in
Gulfport for more than
20 years and most loved
mom, departed this life
on December 14, 2008.
She is predeceased by her husband,
Patty, and her son, Ed. She will be
missed by her many friends and her
surviving daughters, Maureen Hock-
er and Patricia Dunn. Bette was a
past president of the Columbiettes
of Gulfport's Knights of Columbus
Council and an active parishioner
of Holy Name Parish. She was also
a member of the Historical Society
of Gulfport and a former member of
the Board of Directors of the Wind-
sor House in Town Shores. Friends
may call at ALife Tribute in Gulfport
on December 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Holy
Name Catholic Church on December
18 at 10:00 a.m. She would ask that
you remember her zest for life and
her love for this area. ALife Tribute
- Gulfport.

W., 61, a longtime
Gulfport resident,
passed away peacefully
at home on Saturday,
Dec. 13, 2008. Born in
Berlin, Germany on
August 28, 1947, she came to the
United States in 1991. She was a
dedicated Hospice nurse for many
years and was an active member of
animal rescue, caring for and loving
her many pets. Even in her declin-
ing health, she helped many friends
and acquaintances. She is survived
by her mother, Edith Wickert in
Germany. She will be loved and
missed by all she leaves behind.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes.

Gulfport, died Dec. 13, 2008, at home.
He was a Coast Guard veteran of
WWII. He was Catholic. He was
predeceased by his parents and two
brothers. Survived by his beloved wife
of 64 years, Frances; father of Kath-
leen, Thomas, Luke, Ann & Maria;
grandfather of seven; great-grand-
father of five. Visitation Wednesday
4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, with
K of C service 6:30 p.m. Funer-
al Mass is 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
18, 2008, at Our Lady's ( l.i.-l of
St. Jude Cathedral. Burial to follow at
Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials to Florida Right to Life. R.
Lee Williams & Son, Gulfport Chapel,

WITTEL, GEORGE, 90, of Gulfport,
passed away Dec. 8, 2008. George
graduated Penn State in 1940 with
a mechanical engineering degree
and was president of his fraternity
Triangle. He worked at Eastman
Kodak Company in Rochester, NY
for 42 years as General Manager in
the manufacturing and quality con-
trol departments. George retired to
St. Petersburg in 1981. He was Presi-
dent of St. Petersburg Country Club
in 1992 and enjoyed playing golf and
traveling. Survivors include his wife,
Mary; daughter, Barbara; sons, Glen,
Peter and wife Carol; sister, Marga-
ret and grandchildren, Brian and
Kelly. Private cremation services are
planned. Online guestbook at www. David C. Gross Fu-
neral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-

In Memory
Aug. 28, 1947 Dec. 13, 2008
You will be deeply missed, but will
live forever in our memory.
Robert & Mickey

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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: 1l.-lI.- 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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All Children's Hospital
Charity Ball
The All Children's Hospital Guild
Evening Branch is pleased to
announce the theme and date of the
78th Annual ( 'h.nliy Ball to benefit
All Children's Hospital. Abracadabra
will be held February 21, 2009 at The
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park,
950 Lake Carillon Park Drive in St.
Petersburg. The 2009 Chairman
is Tricia Davidson and the Vice
Chairman is Sherry Sexton.
For corporate and personal
sponsorships, please contact Sandy
Moss at 360-4151. For invitations
and reservations, please email Tricia
Davidson at sdavidso@tampabay. For additional information,
please visit

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


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Santa is Spotted at R.W. Caldwell Realty
Fourteen month old Lilly
Preston wears her best
Christmas outfit while
visiting Santa Claus at
R.W. Caldwell Realty this
past Friday. Lilly is the
daughter of Caldwell agents
Van Preston and Delia
Continuing a Christmas
tradition that began in
1975, Santa Claus made
Shis 33rd annual visit to
R.W. Caldwell Realty in
Gulfport this past Friday
afternoon, December 12th.
With the friendly support of
some teachers from nearby
Gulfport Elementary Montessori School who walked their students across the
street, close to two hundred young fans of the jolly old elf patiently waited
their turn with the line at times extending well out of Caldwell's front door.
Beginning at 1:30 Santa accommodated every visitor and untiringly listened
to every request until well past 5:30. Each visitant was rewarded with a warm
welcome and smile plus a free candy cane and a free mounted photograph
that memorialized their moment with St. Nick. Some parents had their photos
taken in addition to their children as the parents had previously had their
Santa photos taken at Caldwell's when they were children a generation ago.
Through the years, Caldwell Realty has provided well more than six thousand
free mounted photographs to Gulfport area residents. It was truly a wonderful
afternoon with all who volunteered and worked hard to make Santa's visit
a success, especially Desi Caldwell McCarthy and seventh grade Honor Roll
student Jessica Gamble, daughter of Caldwell agent Patty Gamble, looking
forward to the visit from Father Christmas next year.

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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Wound Healing Center
This Center in the Professional Building, Suite 1-E, had an open house
recently. It is staffed with a unique team of doctors, nurses and therapists who
are all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. There are many different types of
wounds such as ulcers, radiation burns, slow or non-healing surgical wounds,
even brown recluse spider bites! Many factors contribute to the development of
non-healing wounds, such as nutrition and diet, aging, medication, diabetes,
arthritis and weight. A room with two huge machines for hyperbaric oxygen
therapy which allows you to breathe 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric
pressures is available and you are asked to follow directions carefully and
watch your progress closely. You are taught to care for your wound at home:
how to change dressings and protect yourself from further injuries. The staff is
always there to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal.
Best of Lights Award
Ten Pin Lanes was chosen to receive "The Best of Lights Award" for their
outstanding display of lights at 1453 Pasadena Avenue S.
The Community Band invites you to attend their rehearsals on Thursdays
from 7-9 p.m. in Hibiscus Hall.
Support Our Troops
Don't forget to support our troops with a few items from the donation list. Call
for more information to 347-4171. Deadline for deliveries is January 2, 2009.
Civic Association
Our next Civic Association meeting will be on January 14 at 1:30 p.m. It will
be a Wine and Cheese Party.

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Town Shores Billiards
The annual Town Shores Billiard
Tournament will take place in
January at the clubhouse. This
tournament open to any resident of
Town Shores consists of singles and
doubles matches in eight ball, nine
ball, straight pool and snooker. There
is no entry fee other than the annual
club dues of $2. This year's play-off
procedure will differ somewhat from
the single elimination of previous
years to a double elimination format
meant to give a second chance. All
veteran and prospective pool players
are asked to sign up on the sheet
posted in the billiard room by Dec.
23 and participate in the exciting
and entertaining competition. There
will be no losers in this tournament
as the enjoyment of the games, mild
competition and socializing make
everyone a winner. Ladies and novices
are welcome.

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

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Personal Injury
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should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before
you decide, ask us to send you free written information
about our qualifications and experience.

Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

Design, from front page
together a draft plan for commercial
design guidelines in the Waterfront
Redevelopment District.
Fred Metcalf, Gulfport's Community
Development Director, led the group,
which included Beth Armstrong,
a member of the Waterfront
Redevelopment Advisory Board
(WRAB); architect Stephen Rye, who,
Metcalf said, "has been a big help
to us on the Board of Adjustment";
Pete Goldhammer, another architect
Metcalf said "has worked on a
number of projects with the city"; and
Michele King, because, Metcalf said,
she "just happens to be the district
At Thursday night's meeting, Al
and Cindy Davis, Lee Stapella and
councilman Bob Worthington also
"Once we get a workable product we'll
workshop it in front of city council,"
Metcalf said. The city's Planning and
Zoning board must also approve the
guidelines, although, Metcalf said,
city council has ultimate approval.
Metcalf said the group wants to
address "sometime in the spring with
a concept open for public input."
"The workshop was meant to be
much more informal," Metcalf said,
adding the group would try and
address the question, "what are
the ideas or options for the WRD?"
The issues surrounded three main
points: flood zones, height and
preserving Gulfport's residential
"The bulk of conversions are
residential," Metcalf said of the
redevelopment efforts downtown.
"Are we going to allow commercial
development there and what do we
want it to look like?" he asked the
FEMA rules say that if someone
improves a property by more than
50% of its value the property must
be elevated above the flood line. In
some areas along the beaches, that
means five feet, staff said. In other
areas along Boca Ciega Bay that
means much more than five feet.
The group also discussed a 40' height
limit for commercial buildings and a
30' height limit for residences.
In the past, he explained, Gulfport
dismissed historic preservation
because preservation preserves
buildings, not character. However,

if Gulfport received an historic
designation, property owners might
get a workaround for the FEMA
elevation rules.
Any city, including Gulfport, can
write its own historical ordinances
rather than adhere to guidelines from
other agencies, Metcalf explained.
For example, an historic designation
would not necessarily stipulate what
colors people could paint certain
buildings; Gulfport could decide as
a city what historic ordinances to
The group did not include a
representative from the city's
historical society.
"What is currently being built and
what do we see being built?" Metcalf
asked next. "If someone's going to
build something new we want it to
blend in as much as possible."
King suggested that the guidelines
look at scale to avoid a big house on
a small lot, citing the newer houses
on 26th Avenue as one that meet
the city's existing guidelines as an
example of what not to do.
"What we don't want are palatial
architecture features," Metcalf
"I would like to see setbacks -side,
not front and back-that are adjusted
according to the footprint," King
said. "You can give them a zero line
setback in the alley and still require
parking and they just have to figure
it out. They either have to park
somewhere else or they don't build
all the way back to the alley."
"We're talking about exempting
parking if they build what we
want. That's the carrot," Metcalf
said. "Parking's always going to
be an issue and we're going to
have to think about that. At some
point there's probably going to be a
parking structure. That's probably in
the future, maybe a long way in the
future but it's something we know if
eventually going to come."
Metcalf said the structure "could
be a low-level structure" or have a
facade so it didn't look like a parking
garage. Rye suggested putting a

parking structure above commercial
buildings, and King said that the
city could build the parking garage
several streets away or in another
area of town.
Metcalf reminded the group that
a parking garage likely would not
happen in the near future.
"The timeframe for planning can be
ten, twenty years in the future," he
said. Right now, he told the group,
the city "has almost 200 surplus
parking spots," according to a recent
planning study.
The group also discussed using
('ly in.-I Park for parking overflow.
Metcalf said the city might explore
that at a later date, but King said that
acting city manager Jim O'Reilly told
her the city could not, by resolution,
use that area for parking.
Cindy Davis asked about keeping
the character of the alleys and asked
how a zero line setback would affect
the character of the alley. King said
that if they allowed zero lot lines they
could think about putting storefronts
on the alley. King, Cindy Davis and
Al Davis all cited the St. Augustine
alleyways as an example of what
could work on Gulfport alleyways.
"You'd also have to improve the
alleys considerably. The alleyways
are in pretty bad shape," Bob
Worthington said.
King asked about providing
incentives to get people to flood-proof
their first floors so they could use the
first floor of their buildings.
"I think it would be beneficial to
have those first floors used. I know
we talked about facades. If they were
actually usable commercial spaces
it's better for the whole area," she
Lee Stapleton asked if the focus
group had discussed branding
Gulfport as an "Old Town" to attract
"not the body piercing people so
much but the people who have dough
to spend. Instead of head shops and
tattoo parlors that market to artists,"
the city would then draw middle class
people, Stapleton suggested.

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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
Sunday breakfast is back, cooked to
order. You get eggs, bacon or sausage,
potatoes, toast, juice and coffee for only
$3.50. Side dishes are also available.
It is served from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
On Friday, December 19, the
Auxiliary will be holding a holiday
bake sale from 4-7 p.m. Get your
Christmas goodies here and you won't
have to bake.
New Year's Eve tickets are now on
sale for $25 per person. Cost includes
dinner of pork chops, stuffing, mashed
potatoes, gravy, vegetable, roll, butter
and dessert; party favors; champagne
at midnight and breakfast at 12:30
a.m. Our terrific Southern Knights
Band will be entertaining you. A
seating chart is located in the lobby. If
you would like to join in the festivities,
but do not want dinner, you can join
us after 7 p.m. and pay $15 which will
include party favors, champagne and
Friday, December 19, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entr6e will be baked chicken
breast, scalloped potatoes, vegetable,
roll and butter for $6.50.
Saturday, December 30, we will be
serving pork cutlets, mashed potatoes,
vegetable, roll, butter and dessert for
$5.50. All dinners are served from 5
to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best band
around and I know you will enjoy
dancing and listening to their great

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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 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250. The kitchen
is open during bingo where you can
order hamburgers, hot dogs, fries,
onion rings, etc. Join us for an evening
of fun, games and good food.
The Auxiliary is collecting donations
for troops in Iraq. Items needed
include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc. A collection box is provided
at the post. For more information call
Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show them

our support!
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. The phone
number is 347-6085.

Advocates Needed
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program administered by the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
is seeking volunteer advocates for
residents living in nursing homes
and assisted living facilities to
investigate complaints concerning
their rights on issues such as food,
staffing, funds, medication, abuse
and neglect. Volunteers are trained
to assess these facilities for federal
and state law compliance.
Anyone with advocating and
administrative abilities may apply.
Retired individuals and couples
are welcome. Mileage and meal
reimbursements are provided at the
state rate for all official ombudsman
Please call 588-6912 or 1-888-831-
0404 to volunteer.


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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!

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:

Single or Joint

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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$85 includes Pistol use,
Range time and ammunition
Classes held at: 174 13th St. N.
2 Blks N. of the St. Pete Police Dept.

Candlelight Service
at Azalea Baptist
Azalea Baptist Church would like
to invite you to their Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service on December 24
at 6 p.m. Come celebrate the birth
of Jesus Christ. They will be singing
praise songs, hearing The Christmas
Story from the Bible and enjoying
a meaningful celebration as the
Nativity Scene come alive to tell you
the story of Jesus' birth. The church
is located at 7900 22 Avenue N. in St.

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Last Friday Concert
Series at Williams Park
The first of the Last Friday Concerts
at Williams Park has been confirmed
for December 26. The concert is free
but there will be a VIP lounge with
complimentary entrees, beer and
wine, and hand rolled cigars available
for a $50 donation. Tickets can be
purchased at the new website www.
If you or your business is interested
in participating in this event as a
sponsor or vendor, please visit the
website for contact information.
Friends of Williams Park is an active
supporter of programming that will
help restore the historic central park
to its role as an active urban town
center. They're excited that the Last
Friday Concerts will be added to
the growing calendar of events that
already includes Art in the Park on
Saturday and Wednesday Midday

Musical at Pasadena
Community Church
This year's Christmas musical
JOY! JOY! JOY! brings together over
70 friends and family of Pasadena
Community Church. Creating the
orchestra, adult and children's choir,
Direct Connection Praise Team,
Pasadena Players Drama Ministry,
dancers, and production team; these
friends will bring to life the Christmas
season through the story of Christ's
Interwoven throughout the fabric
of the musical offering of JOY! JOY!
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opportunityto experience the dramatic
presentation of The Christmas
Station. These six short scenes tell the
story, one we are accustomed to. The
over-worked, over-stressed, overly-
self-important businessman, Eddie,
has forgotten the true meaning of
Christmas. However, through a series
of brief encounters at the train station
with those making their way to their
own Christmas destination, Eddie
realizes that Christ, God's gift to man,
is truly a present worth making the
journey for.
JOY! JOY! JOY! & The Christmas
Station will run two nights, Friday,
December 19 and Saturday, December
20 in the Sanctuary of Pasadena
Community Church (Pasadena

Avenue at Second Avenue S.) The
doors will open at 7 p.m. for open
seating with the musical beginning at
7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Christmas Eve December 24
There will be no 8:00am early morning Mass
4:30pm Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
10:00pm Solemn Christmas Mass
(This is the traditional Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day December 25
8:00am Christmas Mass
9:30am Christmas Mass
11:30am Christmas Mass (Spanish)
1:15pm Christmas Mass (Lithuanian)

December 26
Feast of St. Stephen
8:00am Mass for the Feast of
St. Stephen
6:00pm Mass for the Feast of
St. Stephen
No confessions or Eucharist Adoration today.

January 1, 2009
10:00 a.m. New Year's Day Mass Holy Mother of God
December 1 New Year's Eve Mass Holy Day of Obligation
8:00 a.m. Morning Mass 11:30 p.m. New Year's Day Mass (Spanish)
4:30 p.m. New Year's Eve Vigil Mass-Holy Mother of God 1:15 p.m. NewYear's Day Mass (Lithuanian)

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5800 15th Avenue South Gulfport, Florida 727-347-9989
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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 95 weeks, Gulfport will celebratE
-"" t the centennial of its incorporation, Octobei
S~ B12, 1910. We'll be reminding you every weel
A M with an interesting old photograph froir
the collection of the Historical Museum
See if you can identify the people, places
Sand above all the decade of each picture ac
it comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct cap
S tion until the following week.

Those ladies showing off their tarpor
catches were two very prominent citi
i~ Isj q zens of Gulfport from the 1920s on. Mrs
Kathryn Thorne, on the left, of 5325 31'
Avenue, was the wife of the town photog
rapher (who was also official team photog
-rapher for the Yankees) and Miss Mari(
Wilson lived across the street at 5314. ThE
picture was probably taken around 19 III
Now, where is this building, and why did all these before the Gulf and Bay were closed tc
elegant folks come there every day? Answer next week. sport fishing because of the war.

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Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to

Christmas at Post #305
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
Our Legion will be open Christmas
Day and New Years Day thanks
to the dedication of our Sons Of
the American Legion. They will be
bartending and offering a festive
buffet for your enjoyment. The Post
will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
So stop in and celebrate the holidays
with us.
Mark your calendars for a Luau
Party January 7th. It will be a kick-
off party for a fundraiser we are
having. Please join us for fun, prizes,
food, and music.
January 24th will be our Red,
White, and Blue dinner. We will
invite veterans from our local nursing
homes to join us for dinner and a
short patriotic show. Tickets will
be available at the bar starting in
January and all donations go to the
Bay Pines Hospital for the veterans
Sunday is sports day. Join us for
NASCAR, baseball, football, or other
major sports events. Don't miss Bill's
famous wings. We have beer specials
and door prizes too.
Monday is Paulie burgers and
Vivian's famous potato salad. You
be the star by singing karaoke with
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nights with Harry on the guitar and
his band of locally famous musicians.
The Auxiliary is sponsoring
Wednesday's dinner. We will have
meatloaf night serving from 6-8 p.m.
Karaoke will be from 7-10 p.m.
Try your luck on Thursdays with
Bingo at 7 p.m. Ask about our "Hot
Ball" special. We have hot dogs and
chefs specials.
Fried or broiled fish is the fare for
Friday night with Bob and Pegs who
play for your dancing and listening
For a Saturday night of fun, dancing,
food and entertainment, we have
music by Geno and 8 oz. Filet Mignon
Dinners with salad and baked potato
for $10.
We have pizza and hot sandwiches
available every day.
Every day is a day to celebrate
our freedom. We need your help to
make this possible. The Legion, the
Auxiliary and the SAL are having
a continuous drive to raise funds
and take donations for "Support
Our Troops". Any help is much
For further details on all activities,
please call the Legion at 367-1596

or we now have a web site at www. Check it frequently for
any updates on meetings and events.

Beta Sigma Phi
The annual holiday dinner social
for Laureate Epsilon Theta was held
on Saturday, December 13 at the
home of Sharon and Rogers Ingram
along with co-hostess, Val Rankin. A
delicious ham dinner complete with
all the trimmings was served to the
members and guests attending. After
dinner, an ornament exchange was
held among the members while the
guests participated in a "silly" gift
exchange. Many beautiful ornaments
were exchanged. There was much
holiday socializing and everyone
enjoyed the evening.
Sunshine City Council will hold a
Meet and Greet Rush on Saturday,
January 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lake
Rich Mobile Home Club House. This
will be an event to introduce Beta
Sigma Phi to women in our community
who are interested in becoming a part
of a social and cultural organization.
For more information, please call
Sharon Ingram at 321-2849.


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By Shawn Dell Joyce

Creating and
Sustaining Holiday Joy
Holiday joy can be a fleeting thing
this time of year, as many people
feel more like Scrooge than like Tiny
Tim. Behind the advertising blitz
that bombards us with consumer-
ist images of smiling, well-dressed
people giving cheerfully wrapped
packages is the dark truth of de-
pression. The U.S. topped the list in
depression out of the 14 countries
researched in a recent World Health
Organization poll.
Much holiday malaise can be traced
to a sagging economy and holiday
expectations. A parents group, the
Boston-based Campaign for a Com-
mercial-Free Childhood, wrote let-
ters to 24 leading toy companies and
retailers to express concern about
ads aimed at kids. These parents
expressed dismay that they can't af-
ford the pricey toys that toymakers
are advertising heavily to our chil-
dren, and children feel diminished
when they don't get pricey toys.
It is hard to believe that we are de-
scended from settlers' children who
rejoiced at receiving a penny and a
stick of candy as their main holiday
gifts. In the 1800s, some of our kin
earned $1,500 per year, and many of
them had one nice set of clothes for
church and one shabby set for daily
life. They worked twice as hard for a
simple diet because they had to grow
most of what they ate themselves.
Over the course of 200 years, we have
grown an average of 4 inches taller
and 20 pounds heavier; our houses
have more than doubled in square
footage; and we no longer find joy in
a penny and a stick of candy.


We need to reclaim our holidays as
times of family togetherness and joy,
no matter what shape the economy
is in. Even if you don't celebrate the
Christian holiday or the Jewish Ha-
nukkah or African Kwanzaa, you still
can celebrate a "secular Sabbath," in
the words of New York Times food
columnist Mark Bittman. A secular
Sabbath is a break from e-mail, cell
phones, television and all the other
distractions of modern living that
keep us alienated from one another.
"You need not be elderly to remem-
ber when we had no choice but to
reduce activity on Sundays; stores
and offices -- even restaurants --
were closed, there were certainly no
electronics, and we were largely oc-
cupied by ourselves or our families,"
Bittman wrote.
Ways to get more joy from the holi-
day season:
--Findjoy in the mundane moments.
Notice the details of the season: new
fallen snow, laughing children, glit-
tering icicles and the sparkle of a lit
--Avoid comparing your decorated
house with your neighbors' houses
or your co-workers' holiday plans
with your own and so forth. Instead
of comparing, which is almost al-
ways unfavorable, be genuinely glad
for your fellows, delight in their joy,
and you in turn will feel greater sat-
--Be satisfied. Don't look for satis-
faction in material things because
you won't find it there. Satisfaction
is a spiritual concept and cannot be
bought or given.
--Find the true meaning of the holi-
day. A gift of time to the local soup

kitchen or the local Toys for Tots
program will deliver a greater feel-
ing of joy than spending more money
at the mall. Look for ways to do gen-
erous acts anonymously this season.
Rekindle a sense of faith in human-
ity as a gift to your community.
--Bring holiday cheer to work with
you by baking cookies for the break
room and letting your employees
and customers know how much you
truly appreciate them. If you work
at home, bake for the neighbors, and
then meet them.
--Cherish family time. Spend more
time sharingjoyful experiences, such
as caroling, baking, going to Christ-
mas plays, or making gifts together,
instead of shopping.
--Smile through the fear and doubt.
Holidays can be dark and danger-
ous times for the depressed. Go out
of your way to smile. Be cheerful so
you spread a little joy rather than
being Scrooge-like and sad.
--Put gratitude in your attitude.
Start your holidays off with a grati-
tude list noting all the wonderful
tangible and intangible blessings
you have in your life. Counting your
blessings will keep you focused more
on what you do have.
--Say "thanks" by calling or writing
a thank you note right away after a
gift or good deed. This prolongs your
joy and shares it with the giver.
--Walk the dog! It's been proven
that exercise is as effective at treat-
ing depression as medication. Take
a few minutes every day to get out
and walk briskly. Don't forget to
smile and wave to the neighbors.
Keep the spirit of the holidays in
your heart all year. Remember to
give often and generously. Make
volunteerism part of your daily rou-
tine. Research indicates that both
the giver and the receiver of a good
deed get an endorphin boost from
the act.

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All letters sent to Santa at the Gabber will immediately be forwarded to the North Pole.
A letter will be printed in the Gabber each week from December 1st through
December 25th. The author of each letter will receive a
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during
the past week.
Friday 12/5
Animal Complaint- 5300 BIk 18th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2000 BIk 52nd St.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Theft- 1400 BIk 61st St. S.
Burglary- 1300 BIk 51st St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
20th Ave. S.
Harassing/Threat/Obscene Calls-
Location Withheld.
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk 15th Ave.
Noise Complaint- 700 BIk Gray St.
Saturday 12/6
Drunk Person- 5400 BIk 31st Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5200 BIk 14th Ave.
Prowler- 1300 BIk York St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 1200 Blk 49th St.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 BIk Fairfield
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
11th Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd.

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Sunday 12/7
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 53rd St.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 14th
Narcotics/Drugs- 5300 BIk 13th Ave.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 28th
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 2600 BIk 53rd St.
Theft- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 2600 BIk Tifton St.
Monday 12/8
Suspicious Person- 5100 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5200 BIk 11th Ave.
Domestic Battery- 2600 BIk Quincy
St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5300 BIk 20th Ave.
Battery- 2600 BIk Miriam St. S.
Tuesday 12/9
Burglary- 5100 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5100 BIk 31st

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Ave. S.
Drunk Person- 2600 BIk 58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 50th St.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 21st Ave. S.
Accident with Injuries- 5800 BIk 11th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 700 BIk Gray St. S.
Drunk Person- 2600 BIk 47th St. S.
Wednesday 12/10
Vessel Stop(s)- Water Front.
Burglary- 5400 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 1900
BIk 56th St. S.
Stolen Vehicle- 3000 BIk 54th St. S.
Criminal Mischief- Trail Spur.
Thursday 12/11
Truant- 5800 BIk 15th Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk 29th Ave.
Criminal Mischief- 5400 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5800 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
18th 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
Happy Holidays!

Auxiliary Happenings
Unit 125
By Cyndy Adams
Happy Holidays everyone! The
Auxiliary party on Tuesday night
was a fun time had by all.
Our Food Drive for St. Petersburg
Food Bank was a great success with
274 pounds of food donated by our
members over the last month! WOW!
Great job!! Thanks to everyone who
was able to donate.
Remember Ladies, our Auxiliary
Holiday Bake Sale is tomorrow,
Friday, December 19th from
4pm-7pm. Donations of baked goods
are appreciated. Please drop the
baked goods off the day before or the
day of the event.
Also, keep clipping your "Box Tops
for Education". Since August we have
collected over 300 Box Tops! Keep
them coming!
As a reminder, "T is the season
to renew your dues!" Dues will be
delinquent by December 31st if not
We hope everyone has a Happy
Holiday Season!

Support Group
for Teens
Do you know a teen who is depressed,
bipolar or has another disorder? There
is a support group just for teens that
meets every Thursday evening from
7-9 p.m. at Northeast Presbyterian
Church, 4400 Shore Acre Boulevard
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Kids Go Fish at St. Petersburg
By Cathy Salustri

Boat Show


At the December boat show in downtown St. Petersburg Riley Hoaglin, a Belleair resident,
practices his cast with the help of Don Dingman. Dingman hosts a fishing show on Bright
House channel 47 called Hook the Future.
Any child who participated in last Saturday's fishing clinic got a free rod, reel and tackle
box. Proceeds from the Go Fish Florida license plate fund these fishing clinics and the
fishing gear.

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Santa joined some Christmas revelers on a sleigh ride, er.. HAY ride through Boyd Hill
Nature Preserve last Saturday. The park sponsored its annual Christmas Jamboree with
music, handmade crafts and modern items for sale, hot apple cider and cookies, and of
course, Santa.

Audition for
Auntie Mame
The Gulfport Community Players
will be holding auditions for a Patrick
Dennis' acclaimed comedy, Auntie
Mame, on Monday and Tuesday,
January 12 and 13. Auditions will be
held at 7 p.m. at the Players' Back
Door Theater, located at 4919 17
Avenue S. in Gulfport.
Ed Stevens will be the director for
this rousing comedy and he will need
two females, ages 40-50; one female,
age 20-25; one male, age 20-25;
two males, ages 40-60; three young
males, ages 7-14. Other roles are also
available for men and women of all
ages, as this play requires a large cast
of all ethnicities to play a wide range
of characters. Bring a 60 second
monologue, if you have one prepared,
and be ready to read from the play.
Please note that this is not the
musical version of Mame, but the
hilarious original play it was based
Auntie Mame will run from March
5 15 at the Catherine A. Hickman
Theater of Gulfport. All interested
people are urged to try out for a part.

South Pasadena
Book Swap
The City of South Pasadena will
hold a book swap on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
the Cultural Arts Room at City Hall,
7047 Sunset Drive S. Call 347-4171
for more information.

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Gulfport March 10, Election Candidates for Council
By Cathy Salustri
On March 10, 2009, Gulfport residents will elect two councilmembers-one for Ward Two and one
for Ward Four. Although these elected officials represent their wards, a citywide vote decides who wins
these offices.
Michele King, who currently serves Ward Two, has two opponents: Jim Greenwald and Chrisan
Herrod. Mary Stull, the current representative for Ward Four, has three opponents: Sam Henderson,
Pam Prell and Courtland Yarborough.

Ward Two

Michele King (incumbent)
Occupation: Realtor
Gulfport resident for almost
20 years.*

Jim Greenwald
Occupation: Owns Gulfport
Gulf Cars
Gulfport resident for 13

Chrisan Herrod
Occupation: Owner of an
information technology con-
sulting company
Gulfport resident for 1 1/2
S years.

*Ms. King had a death in the family and The Gab-
ber could not contact her to verify the length of
her residency. The Gabber estimated her length of

**Ms. Stull had surgery and The Gabber chose not
to contact her to verify the length of her residency
or her exact title. The Gabber estimated her length
of residency and her exact title.

Ward Four

Mary Stull (incumbent)**
Occupation: Stetson Law
School Library
Gulfport resident for almost
nine years.

Sam Henderson
Occupation: Student at
1USF-St. Petersburg (En-
vironmental Science and
Gulfport resident for three
years in March.

Pam Prell
Occupation: Deputy City
Clerk, St. Pete Beach
Gulfport resident for 20

Courtland Yarborough
Occupation: Facilities
manager at Mariner's Cove
Gulfport resident for five
years except for eight
\ months spent in South

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Fine Dining Every
The Sons of Italy opens its Fall
season in October with a fine dining
night every Thursday from 4-8 p.m.
The menu changes weekly, but offers
three entree choices each week, and
includes salad and dessert, all for $9.
Reservations accepted, call 776-1255.
The Sons of Italy Lodge is located at
2500 34 Street S. next to Kentucky
Fried Chicken. Look for the flotilla of
Italian flags; you can't miss it!

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millions of dollars are available to
students from private sector scholar-
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or where to apply.
The U.S. Commission for Scholastic
Assistance College Bound supplies
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Christmas Eve
Community Celebration
Good Samaritan Church invites
you to its Christmas Eve Community
Celebration that begins at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24. The choir
will sing the cantata, Go Tell It!, and
there will be an inter-generational
service of worship concluding with
open communion for all and the
closing candlelight circle. Whoever
you are, wherever you are on life's
journey, you will always receive a
warm welcome at Good Samaritan
Church, 6085 Park Boulevard in
Pinellas Park.

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
birds feeding on the ground. Call me
at 384-0701.

Pregnancy & Family

Resource Center
Pregnant? Worried? We can help! Free
pregnancy testing & pregnancy/parenting
support for women & teens.
Monday & Thursday 1 pm-4pm,
1000 55th St. So., Gulfport

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Drowsy Driving Danger
The American Association of Safety
Councils and the Suncoast Safety
Council are issuing a warning about
the dangers of driving while drowsy.
A U.S. Dept. of Transportation poll
says that 37% of the driving popula-
tion says they have nodded off for at
least a moment or fallen asleep while
driving at some time in their life. Ac-
cording to the National Sleep Foun-
dation, driving while drowsy may be
just as deadly as driving drunk.
If you are about to fall asleep you
will experience some or all of the
following: You yawn a lot or need
to rub your eyes. You have trouble
keeping your eyes open and focused.
You nod and can't keep your head
up. You daydream or have wander-
ing, disconnected thoughts. You find
yourself tailgating or driving at ir-
regular speeds. You miss road signs,
drive past your turn or can't focus on
your route. You feel irritable, rest-
less or impatient. You drift off the
road and hit the rumble strips or
cross into another lane.
Pay attention to these symptoms
and make sure you pull off the road.

Donate Winter Gear
for Homeless
In anticipation of cooler nights
ahead of us this holiday season
The Salvation Army is receiving
requests earlier than ever for winter
clothing and blankets from the
homeless population it serves in St.
"We are asking the community to
step forward and donate blankets,
coats, hats and gloves as they have
done in the past." states Major

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Area Commander.
The Salvation Army's Downtown
Corps, a one-of-its-kind Homeless
Day Center in St. Petersburg, sees
between 180 and 200 homeless guests
each day. Coffee, conversation,
material assistance and spiritual
and emotional care are among the
services provided every day at the
center. It is here that blankets and

coats and winter apparel are handed
out as well.
All winter clothing donations can be
dropped off at the Downtown Corps
located at 1400 Fourth Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Monetary donations
can also be mailed to the Salvation
Army Downtown Corps at the same
address. For more information
please call 550-8080, ext. 222.

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Five Things to Do
Before the New Year
With Christmas only days away, it's
easy to spend most of your "financial
thinking" on all of the holiday gift
giving, traveling and entertaining
you will do or have done. There are
five more simple things that you may
want to consider doing before the end
of the year. Tie up financial loose
ends, and take advantage of savings
opportunities over the next few days
to help get you started right in the
new year.
1. If you have a flexible-spending
or health care-spending account
through your employer, you have
been putting away a little bit of mon-
ey each paycheck toward child care
or health care costs. If your eligible
medical expenses for the year are
less than what you've contributed to
your account, you don't get a refund.
Employers typically use your savings
to offset the administrative costs of
running the plan. Check with your
employer's human resources depart-
ment to see how much money you
still have left in your account and
what expenses are allowed under the
plan. Use what you have saved up by
year's end to avoid losing those hard-
earned dollars.
2. The maximum 401(k) retire-
ment savings contribution is $15,500
($20,500 if you are 50 or older). If you
are participating in a 401(k) savings
plan through your employer, check to
see how much you have contributed so
far this year. If you haven't reached
the limit, ask whether you can make

a one-time contribution toward your
account before the year's end.
3. If you itemize deductions on your
income tax return, you may want to
review your charitable giving this
year and consider making an end-of-
the-year gift to a nonprofit organiza-
tion to spread cheer and lower your
taxes at the same time.
4. You've got only a few days to
clean out your closets, cupboards and
drawers to come up with items in
good condition to donate for a tax de-
duction on your 2008 taxes. Carefully
record the items you donate, includ-
ing each item's fair market value. It
wouldn't hurt to lay everything out
and snap a picture, as well. Should
the Internal Revenue Service ques-
tion your donation, you'll have the
documentation you need to substan-
tiate your deduction.
Determining the market value of
those shoes or lamps is not always
easy. Experts tell us you are likely to
undervalue your donations. A help-
ful booklet, Inlin.-y For Your Used
Clothing 2008" (available in the
bookstore at www.DebtProofLiving.
com), takes the mystery out of the
process. Packed with more than 800
valuations for commonly donated
household and clothing items, this
booklet serves as a workbook for this
donation task.
5. If you will have a tax liability
when you file your 2008 taxes, make
your January 2009 mortgage pay-
ment before the end of 2008. You'll
be able to deduct the interest portion
of that payment in 2008, provided it
is postmarked by midnight Dec. 31.

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

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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Shop SPCA Holiday
Sale Weekends
Avoid hectic holiday shopping
at your local mall for 'Black Fri-
day' and come purchase purrfect
gifts for your four-legged friends at
the SPCA's new Edward D. Fore-
man Adoption Center and Pet Bou-
tique on 'Bark' Friday. The Holiday
Pet Present Sale will be held ev-
ery weekend after Thanksgiving
and through December during nor-
mal hours of operation, Friday from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day from 12-5 p.m. located in the
SPCA adoption office and pet supply
store. Items will be discounted from
"Our prices are comparable if
not less than many of the larger
retail pet stores and all of the
proceeds go to the animals at the
SPCA," said Connie Brooks, the
SPCA Director of Operations. Drop
by the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo,
9099 130 Avenue N. to pick up some
gifts for Rover and drop off a much
needed donation for the SPCA's
adoptable pets. For more information
or to donate www.SPCATampaBay.

Laugh with a Child!
Gulf Coast Community Care needs
volunteers age 30 and older for its
mentoring program. Volunteers are
matched with children who need a
positive adult role model. Many of
the children are in foster care or live
with a single parent who is going
to school and working. There is a
need for volunteers for children of
all ages.
Volunteers give the gift of time
to one child and are provided social
events and support by agency staff.
No experience is necessary. There
are no costs. Volunteers spend a few
hours a week in simple activities
such as reading, fishing, baking,
teaching a craft or visiting a park
with a child. We have children
throughout Pinellas waiting for
To learn how you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child, call
Beverly at 479-1841 or Fanya at
479 -1831.

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What's Next For Gulfport's City Clerk Search
By Cathy Salustri

Thursday afternoon Gulfport City Council met to discuss how the City should
proceed to select a finalist from the pool of applicants.
"What level would you like to take this to next? We need that direction from
the five of you," Acting City Manager Jim O'Reilly told council at Thursday
afternoon's special workshop. Here's what Gulfport councilmembers had to say
about the search for a new City Clerk:
Councilwoman Michele King asked Council to consider accepting a candidate
who did not meet the agreed upon specifications. According to King, one
candidate, Jennifer Edwards, has a degree in Urban Planning and works for
the Florida Supreme Court.
"In the interest of saving time, in the interest of saving money, and the fact
that she is extremely well-qualified," Councilman Bob Worthington suggested
council take a closer look at Leslie DeMuth from Seminole.
Mary Stull agreed with Worthington's comments about DeMuth, but the
councilwoman added that she felt Gulfport should consider trying to handle
the farthest away candidates with electronic interviews.
Judy Ryerson said she had worked with DeMuth and said "the city clerk's
office has never been the same before or since. She was outstanding." DeMuth
left to raise her children, according to Ryerson.
Attorney Tim Driscoll suggested that to keep the interview process fair the
city should either make electronic interviews available to everyone or no one.
He also said that the Gulfport should be prepared to pay travel expenses for all
the candidates rather than just the ones closest.
With the exception of councilwoman King, council said they preferred to talk
to only candidates in Florida to, as Worthington said, "reduce the learning
"It doesn't matter to me," King said "I don't care. I really think you should
interview the best candidates and it doesn't matter if they're in Alaska. But
there's already four votes... so it doesn't matter to me."
"Let me just say one thing about the certification," King broke in as Ryerson
answered yes to Yakes' question to council as to whether or not they wanted
to restrict the candidates to Florida. King referred to the Certified Municipal
Clerk certification, a requirement for the Gulfport city clerk position. King said
that the certification could be taken online and if someone did not have the
certification they could get it online if offered the position.
"I think we're over-emphasizing it, actually," King said.
"The person who is handling the type of work that we need ought to be able
to read the application thoroughly," Yakes said, reminding King that the city
advertised the position's requirements clearly, asking that the candidate be a
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Q: Would you please explain to me
how a young woman could possibly
be getting Social Security benefits?
I was standing in line at a grocery
store when I overheard a gal who
looked to be in her mid 20s telling
the checker that she was low on
money until the next Social Security
checks came in for her and her kids.
No wonder Social Security has prob-
lems if we're paying money to young
people who ought to be out there
supporting themselves!
A: My hunch is the young woman
was getting what the government
calls "mother's benefits." Those are
monthly Social Security checks paid
to a young widow who is caring for
her deceased husband's children.
Although most people tend to think
of widows on Social Security as lit-
tle old ladies in their 70s or 80s or
even older, there are several million
young women who collect Social Se-
curity benefits because their hus-
bands have died and they're saddled
with the responsibility of raising the
children on their own.
Social Security survivor benefits

were never meant to fully sup-
port these young widows and their
children. But the relatively small
monthly checks, averaging about
$2,000 per month for a mother with
two kids, help lighten the financial
burden faced by a woman who's lost
the father of her children and the in-
come he was bringing into the house-
Q: I am about to turn 66 and plan
to apply for my Social Security. My
wife also is 66 and has never worked.
We have been married for 25 years.
I understand she will get part of my
Social Security. But I was married
before, for about 12 years, to another
woman. This other woman has also
remarried and she's been with her
second husband for about 20 years.
Someone just told me that my first
wife will also be eligible for part of
my Social Security, and that it may
reduce the amount my current wife
will receive. That doesn't seem fair!
Is this true?
A: It wouldn't be fair -- and it's not
true. When your first wife remarried,
she relinquished all rights she had to
claim any benefits as a divorced wife
on your Social Security record.
Your first wife will be eligible for
wife's benefits on her current hus-
band's Social Security retirement

account. And your current wife will
be due full wife's benefits on your ac-
There is, however, one potential
twist to this story. If your first wife's
husband dies, there is a slight pos-
sibility she might be due divorced
wife's benefits on your record.
The law says a woman who is not
currently married can be eligible for
benefits on any ex-husband's Social
Security account, as long as she was
married to him for at least 10 years.
But there are a couple reasons you
shouldn't be losing sleep over this re-
mote possibility.
First, it is much more likely she will
be due higher benefits as a widow
from her second husband's Social Se-
curity record. That's because a wid-
ow's rate is much higher (up to 100
percent of the deceased husband's
retirement benefit) than a divorced
wife's rate, which would be only 50
percent of your retirement benefit.
Second, even if she were due any-
thing on your Social Security ac-
count, it would not offset the benefits
your current wife would be receiving.
Any money paid to a divorced spouse
is an "add-on" benefit that in no way
jeopardizes the eligibility of a current
spouse or the amount of money that's
paid to her.


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Korean War Veterans
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
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
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
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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

VITA Needs Volunteers
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance) Program is currently
recruiting volunteers. VITA is a na-
tional program designed to assist
low- and moderate-income workers
by providing free tax preparation
and ensuring eligible recipients re-
ceive all the tax credits to which they
are entitled, including EITC (Earned
Income Tax Credit). Volunteers are
needed throughout Pinellas County.
By investing a few hours each week

from late January to mid-April, 2009
as a greeter/ screener or tax preparer,
you will help families and individu-
als achieve greater economic security
and improve the local economy. Free
tax preparation and tax credits boost
the standard of living for thousands
of local children and families while
bringing millions of EITC dollars
into your community.
Volunteers need to have an interest
in serving the public and proficient
computer skills. Free training is pro-
vided to those willing to volunteer.
Upon completion of training, tax pre-
parers will receive IRS certification.
VITA is offered in Pinellas County
through a partnership between
the Wealth Building Coalition/
Pinellas Prosperity Campaign and
the Internal Revenue Service. Since
implementation in 1969, thousands
of volunteers throughout the country
have provided free tax assistance and
prepared millions of U.S. federal tax
returns in VITA. Call 328-0618.

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Martians Invade St. Pete Beach
By Cathy Salustri
Santa Claus conquered the Martians
on St. Pete Beach Saturday morning
when the Beach Theatre showed the
B-movie classic about Saint Nick
battling little green men with help
from little men of his own. The 1964
movie garnered popularity when it
appeared on Mystery Science Theatre
Tommy France's father owns the
Beach Theatre and Tommy (pictured
here) watches every movie, often more
than once.
"I've seen this one three times," he told us as he sampled the theatre's
popcorn-strictly for quality control purposes. About 40 people came to
Saturday's showing. That number may have been lower than usual, Tommy
surmised, because of limited parking due to the Corey Art Festival.
The St. Pete Beach Theatre shows free films at 10 a.m. every Saturday
morning. This Saturday the Beach Theatre will show A Christmas Story. For
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50 Plus Softball
The Woodlawn Senior League
Softball Team is looking for players
50 and over to play on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Play begins 9 a.m. at Woodlawn
Recreational Complex at the corner
of 16th Street N. and 13th Avenue
N. They play four teams of slow
pitch softball. Any skill level from
beginner to experienced players are
welcome. League play is between
December and April 1st. For further
information, contact Jerry Thornton
at 403-1765 (cell) or 527-2743

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


Shop Locally
this Season
The holidays are rapidly approaching.
Gulfport merchants pride themselves
on the unique goods and services
they provide. There are no chains
in Gulfport, only independent
business owners. Unlike most beach
communities there are no parking
meters to hinder accessibility. So,
this year forgo the malls; the chains
and the meters and support your
neighbors and shop locally. Support
Main Street Gulfport this season!

Donate Your Old
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 in Pasco and Pinellas counties,
please call the Senior Helpline at
1-800-96ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

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

City Power
Toastmasters Club 911
City Power Toastmasters Club
meets every Wednesday from 12:05
p.m. to 12:55 p.m. at the Municipal
Services Complex Building, 1 Fourth
Street N., Room 600, 6th floor.
Guests are always welcome. For more
information please call 893-7918.

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Excerpts heard at the December 16, 2008
Gulfport city council meeting

"I'm here with my partner because we are very distraught about the drug
dealings going on in our neighborhood. We have talked to the police, but
it seems to continue. We feel very endangered. We even tried to sell our
house, which we couldn't and now we feel trapped. It seems everyone in our
neighborhood is aware of the intense problem just two doors down from us.
Why isn't something being done?" Nadine Miller, Gulfport resident.

"What has happened to all the bike racks around town? I went
to Rec Center and I had to lock my bike to the handicapped sign.
Then I went to the Library and there were no racks. Here at city
hall there are two bike racks, but they are placed at right angles so
one of them can't be used. Can we get these replaced? -Dottie Walski,
Gulfport resident.


Resource Center
The Maximo Resource Center, 4815
34 Street S. has information for
you. The Center provides free blood
pressure screenings performed by an
R.N. on Wednesdays from 12 noon to
3 p.m., free bicycle registration, free
CLUB for select automobiles, free cell
phones for 911 use only, information
and referral materials on many city
programs, job listings with the City of
St. Petersburg, brochures and phone
numbers of various city and other

local agencies and programs, lists
and free shipment of items needed
by members of our Armed Forces
The Resource Center has a
number of the area newsletters and
neighborhood newspapers available
at no charge, as well as a collection
of paperback and hardback books for
25 cents each.
The Resource Center opens at 9
a.m. Monday through Friday and is
staffed entirely by volunteers. If you
would like to serve as a volunteer or
would like more information, please

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By Joanie Clarkin
Do you have one hour per week?
We are in need of tutors and mentors
to help our students achieve their
high school diploma. We would love
for you to join our team. Please call
Joanie Clarkin at 434-3459.

Fill the Box for a
Troop in Iraq
American Legion Post 125 Auxiliary
has adopted two more platoons
serving in Iraq and is seeking
donations for a total of three now.
Items needed include candy, personal
items, books, batteries, snacks, beef
jerky, slim jims, tuna packets, white
socks, dry food items. A box has been
provided at the Post located at 6440
Fifth Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.
For more information, call Shirley
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Gulfport Goes Green!
The Gulfport Merchants Association
is adding a new monthly event every
fourth Saturday from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Beach Blvd. The theme
and vendors will be health, wellness,
natural products and going green.
If you are interested in being a
vendor on December 27 (this first one
is free to participate) contact Leslie
Gilchrist at 439-1485. Download
vendor forms from www.gulfportma.

Tuesday Morning
Fresh Market
Got veggies? Check out the Tuesday
Morning Market on Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport every Tuesday, year
round! Fresh produce, plants, and
local artists set up on the sidewalk
pavers from 9-3 p.m. Enjoy a
shopping and dining experience like
no other! Pet friendly. Sponsored by
the Gulfport Merchants Association
and the City of Gulfport.
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Free Boxes and Packing
for APO Shipments
If you are shipping to an APO
address, the PACK SHIP PRINT
CENTER will supply boxes and
packing material free of charge for
your shipment. The free box and
packing offer is good year round.
All APO shipments are handled
first by the U.S. Postal Service, then
by the military for the final delivery
overseas. It all takes time, so ship
early. All APO address shipments
require the shipper to fill out customs
form 2976A. Forms and assistance in
filling them out are also available.
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Advocates Needed
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program administered by the
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
is seeking volunteer advocates for
residents living in nursing homes and
assisted living facilities to investigate
complaints concerning their rights
on issues such as funds, food, drug
regimens, abuse and neglect.
Volunteers are trained to assess
these facilities for federal and
state law compliance. Anyone with
advocating and administrative
abilities may apply. Retired
individuals and couples are welcome.
Mileage and meal reimbursements
are provided at the state rate for all
official ombudsman duties.
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0404 to volunteer.

Donate Your
Car for Kids
Everyones Youth United, a non-profit
501-c-3 organization that serves kids
in St. Petersburg, is having a major
fundraising campaign to save their
building and their program. Donate
your cars, trucks, vans, boats, etc. by
calling Ron at 564-6769. Donations
are tax deductible. Free pick-up!

Foster Homes Needed
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leaving behind your favorite things.
Now, imagine this through the eyes
of a child. There are more than 3,500
dependent children in Pinellas and
Pasco counties due to child abuse,
neglect or abandonment. Many of
them need loving foster parents. For
more information on becoming a fos-
ter parent, please call Eckerd Com-
munity Alternatives Recruitment
Line toll-free at 1-866-271-4705 and
press "7".

Single Parents
Support Group
Single Parents Supporting Single
Parents Club strives to make the
lives of single parents easier. They
are here to educate, encourage, and
lend a helping hand. Come join them
at USF Barnes & Noble, 500 Third
Street S. in St. Petersburg. They
meet every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Let the Single Parents Supporting
Single Parents Club make the
impossible possible. They act as
a referral service for members'
overall needs. They create solutions.
They help make wishes come true.
Membership is free and open to
anyone with children and anyone
who would benefit from their
services. For information visit www.
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Seniors vs. Crime
Seniors vs. Crime is a project of
the Florida Attorney General's
Office. If someone has taken ad-
vantage of you through a con, scam
or unfair business practice, come
into their office at 330 Fifth Street
N. in St. Petersburg or phone 552-
1807. They are open Mondays and
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Writers' Club
The oldest writers' group in Pinellas
County is the St. Petersburg Writers
Club and new members are always
It meets on the first and third
Thursday of the month at 6:30
p.m. in Room 121 of the West
St. Petersburg Community Li-
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St. Petersburg College.
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Help Deliver
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Volunteers are desperately need-
ed to deliver hot, nutritious meals
to the homebound in the Gulfport
area. Volunteering for the Neigh-
borly Meals on Wheels program is
a hands-on, front line experience. If
you have 1-1/2 hours midday to help,
you could make a real difference in
someone's life. Meals are picked up
at the Gulfport Multipurpose Center,
5501 27th Ave. So. in Gulfport and
delivered in that area.
Please call Pat Hofstadter at
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Florida Doggie Paws Rescue, Inc.
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organization. This grass roots res-
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foster and find permanent loving
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and abused small-to-medium breed
dogs throughout the state of Florida.
The Rescue was established at the
end of January 2007 and by the end
of December, over 130 dogs had been
rescued, and over 100 of them had
been placed in their "forever homes".
Most of the dogs came from Levy
County Animal Services where ani-
mals are euthanized after only six
days if someone doesn't come to their
aid. All of these rescued animals have
turned into happy, healthy, well-ad-
justed dogs because of the love, care
and commitment of the volunteers
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The Rescue promotes the realities
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and the importance of spaying
and neutering pets; humane treat-
ment of animals through educa-
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microchipping pets so that a lost
pet can be reunited with its family.
Volunteers are always needed to
accomplish the Rescue's mission.
Foster homes for the dogs are an
essential part of the Rescue. In ad-
dition, there are many other tasks
to be completed computer work,
phone calls, event planning, fund-
raising, correspondence, etc. All do-
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for the medical care of the dogs and
for keeping the web site, post of-
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By Leigh Clifton

The city of Gulfport is in
the midst of a renaissance,
with its twice monthly Arts
Walks, eclectic artisan's galleries,
studios and thriving shops. In the
center of it all is The Peninsula
Inn and Spa, a beautiful, historic
Inn on Beach Boulevard. The leg-
endary Inn has had many names,
purposes and facades, but in its
present state stands as a brilliant
piece of architecture, resilient
and grand.
Bought by Jim and Alexandra
Kingzett in 1999, the original
1905 building had been a hotel, a
nursing home, retirement home
and a hospital. Although several
attempts over the years had been
made to restore the building to its
former glory, it wasn't until Jim
and Alexandra saw this diamond
-in- the- rough and realized the
enormous potential it had that
the plans to rebuild it began in
earnest. When they both initially
saw it, Gulfport was in a holding
pattern; a sort of state of decay
without a lot going on.
"Although there were a few
restaurants, "Alexandra says,
"The rest of Gulfport for the large
part was just sort of languishing
away. When we saw this building,
we saw both enormous potential
AND enormous work! It was such
a mess!"
The Peninsula Inn has 11 spa-
cious suites and features a Brit-
ish Colonial theme. The suites'
furnishings are classic, dark
wood, with sumptuous bedding,
and have names like Casablan-
ca, Marrakech, Katmandu, and
Burma Suite. The result is a
picturesque, well-appointed yet
comfortably informal Inn that ca-
ters to all; intrepid traveler, wed-
dings, private parties of all sorts,
corporate retreats and meetings
and diners who just want to ex-
perience Southern hospitality in a
beautiful setting in a quaint little
waterside town. Wedding packag-
es can be all inclusive; Alexandra
can provide everything, from flow-
ers to cake to ceremony to music
and accommodations at the Inn.
The entire Inn can be reserved for
your special occasion.
Dining at the Inn is an unforget-

table experience; the Inn is host
to Six Tables, a Zagat top-rated
restaurant within the Inn that
serves a Prix Fixe seven course
meal in the stylish and beautiful-
ly-appointed private dining room.
The d6cor is warm and intimate;
the service impeccable. The menu
is superb and Six Tables, with its
own kitchen attached to the din-
ing room, offers a choice of five
entrees such as Roast Duck with
Blackberry Sauce, Pan Roasted
Grouper, Filet Mignon with B6ar-
naise, Rare Seared Ahi Tuna with
Lemon Caper Butter Sauce and
Rack of Lamb with Red Onion
Marmalade. The menu changes
Isabelle's, the more casual res-
taurant at the Inn specializes in
Southern Cuisine, with appetiz-
ers like Fried Green Tomatoes,
Crab Cake Remoulade, Dunleith
Buttermilk Biscuits and Cumin
Cornbread with Honey Butter
and Fried Oysters in Corn Bread
Pudding. Entrees include Shrimp
and Chicken with Rice, Apple
wood Smoked Pork Chop with Ap-
plesauce and the VERY southern
Pan Saut6ed Catfish as well as in-
credible desserts. There is a small,
comfortable bar with a piano that
Alexandra, a very accomplished
jazz musician plays on Monday
nights. Lunch and dinner seating
includes the bar tables, the Palm
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Terrace with its southern wrap-
around porch, and the Governor's
Room, with its dark paneling, rich
colors and stunning fireplace;.
It's one of the only places in the
area for fireside dining. Off the
bar are French doors that open up
to a side terrace that seats about
50. The fruit trees that grow in
the middle of the terrace provide
the fresh fruit for breakfast in
There is live music Tuesday,
Friday and Saturday evenings
from 6 pm to 10:30 pm on the gar-
den patio, a lush, tropical area
with comfortable seating and
small wine bar.
The Peninsula Inn is a true gem
of Gulfport; the perfect setting for
a wedding, family gathering or a
tranquil night out. Take a stroll
down Beach Boulevard, sit on the
Palm Terrace veranda with a cool
beverage and watch the world go
by. There is also free high-speed
internet service and a compli-
mentary Continental Breakfast
is included with every overnight

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A Greener View

By Jeff Rugg

Forcing Bulbs
Q: I bought several kinds of spring
flowering bulbs. I intended to plant
them outside, but didn't get around
to doing it and now the ground is fro-
zen. I noticed on the packaging that
some of them say they are "good for
forcing." I am not sure what that
means, but I think I can grow them
indoors. I would rather do that than
throw them away. What do I have to
A: I am not sure who coined the
term "forcing" as it applies to bulbs,
but they don't need to be forced un-
less you want a spring bloomer to
flower at Christmas. Just give them
the normal conditions they would
receive in nature and they will grow
and bloom just fine.
You can't grow tulips and other
bulbs outdoors in warm southern or
coastal climates, but you can "force"
the bulbs into pots for enjoyment in
the spring.
Many of the spring blooming bulbs,
like tulips, come from Asian moun-
tainous regions. These high-altitude
areas have two growing seasons in
the spring and fall. The winter is cold
but the ground is snow covered and
the summer is hot and dry.
What you are trying to do at this
time of year is mimic a cold mountain.
Wintertime mountainous air may get
very cold, but the bulbs would be bur-
ied in the ground and under a warm
blanket of snow. The bulbs would
remain at around the freezing point,
but not colder.
If you are in a cold climate, you can
place the bulbs outdoors or in an un-
heated building, and in a warm cli-
mate they can go in the freezer or re-

frigerator. But remember, the bulbs
can get to the freezing point and not
much colder. Outdoors, this may
mean covering the potted bulbs with
piles of straw or leaves. The insula-
tion will keep the bulbs from getting
too cold and it can be removed easily
as the pots are pulled out during the
winter or early spring. The pots may
need to be wrapped in chicken wire to
keep rodents from eating them.
An unheated building may get too
cold at some point during the winter.
Bulbs that get too cold will have dead
flower and leaf buds. They won't
bloom in the spring, but they may
re-grow leaf buds and still leaf out
in the spring as the bulb struggles to
A minimum of two months of cold
is necessary for early spring bloom-
ers like crocus or snowdrops. Three
months is better for bigger bulbs like
tulips and daffodils.
Let's move to spring. Bring the pot-
ted bulbs indoors so they can begin
warming up. What is spring like
in the mountains? It is bright and
sunny, but it is also cool. Don't put
the bulbs in a warm place. They will
think it is summer and they will go
through the blooming stage too fast.
If they are in too dark of a location
they will get too tall and spindly.
During spring, the bulb will use food
produced in the leaves to grow seeds
at the expense of the bulb. Cut off
seed stalks to direct the food into the
bulb. Cutting off leaves will reduce
the size or completely kill the bulb.
In the summer, the bulbs will go
dormant again. This is the time that
they can be dug up and transplanted.
This is the life cycle stage the bulbs
were in when you bought them.

During the fall, wild bulbs grow
roots and if they don't already have a
flower bud in place, they may start it
now. Good root growth in the fall will
allow the bulb to grow faster in the
spring -- and in the mountains take
advantage of limited amounts of wa-
ter. Planting bulbs in the fall at the
right time is designed to let the bulbs
grow roots before they go dormant for
the winter. This is the life cycle stage
your bulbs have skipped so far.
Your bulbs are still in summer.
Plant them in flowerpots with drain-
age holes. Use any good potting soil
mix. Set the bulbs smaller than two
inches in diameter an inch or two
into the soil. Bigger bulbs can have
the growing tip under or above the
top of the soil by about half an inch.
They need a couple of inches of soil
under the bulb for the roots to spread
out. Soak the soil and then let the
pots drain out.
If possible, place the bulbs in a lo-
cation where they can cool off into
the low 40s for a couple of weeks to
mimic fall weather. Next, place them
where they can stay between 32 and
40 degrees, and in the dark. Check
to make sure the soil doesn't dry out.
Place them in plastic bags if neces-
sary to retain humidity. After a few
months or when the new shoots have
come up a couple of inches, it is time
for the pots to move into spring.
Plant only one kind of bulb in a pot
and label the pot. In the spring you
can mix the pots for a better arrange-
ment of what is in bloom at the same
time. If they are all in one pot, some
may not be in bloom when others are
in full bloom and the effect is not as
Smaller-growing bulbs work better
in pots than big, tall tulips and daf-
fodils. Bulbs that are labeled as be-
ing good for forcing are better than
ones without the label. Next summer
you can plant the bulbs after they
have gone dormant. If they are small
bulbs, like grape hyacinth, they may
bloom the following spring. Larger
bulbs may take a couple of years to
bloom again.
Paperwhite narcissus and amaryl-
lis are bulbs from dry, warm climates
that don't undergo a cold winter
dormancy. That is why they can be
"forced" indoors without first under-
going the cold storage.

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included. Customized computers for sale.
Friendly and reliable service, 7 days a week.
Free phone consultation M-F, 7:30-9AM

Room Additions Lightning Protection
Fuses to Breakers Mobile Homes
Circuits Added Phone Wiring
Ceiling Fans Security Lighting & More
Hour Insured
Se.n. 525-0677 ISt.sur

ing and Repairs. Remodel, Service Calls, Fus-
es to Breakers. Barnes Electric, since 1980.
Lic#EC13002693. 727-409-4364
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
Serving Pinellas County Since 1991. Residen-
tial & Commercial. Lic # ER0012612.727-343-
0582 or 727-798-8029.
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electricaf Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047
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.
cal Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Up-
grades And Remodels. Residential/Commer-
cial. State Certified Electrician. EC0002886.
Free Estimates. 727-330-0838, 727-243-

Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

ers, Upgrades, Electrical Repairs, Ceiling
Fans, Room Additions. Licensed & Insured,
EC13003067. Call Bill, 642-5706.

Jobs Big or Small. Semi-Skilled or Skilled.
30 + years Experience. Interior/Exterior, All
Types of Work, Holiday lights & decorations.
Put them up / take them down. Free Estimates.
Call Charles 727-564-6561.
No Job Too Small. Home Repair. Wood Trim.
Dependable Service. Free Estimates. 727-
at 25% Discount for the job. Call Gus at 727-

HOME REPAIR 895-2272
Interior/Exterior. Highly Skilled Craftsman with
a Keen Eye for Detail. take Pride in Every Job
and Do What Others Cannot. Older Homes
my Specialty. Many References Available. Call
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
Exterior Wall Coverings, Crack Repairs, OL
Lie. #76374. Lifelong Resident. References
Available. Free Estimates. 727-512-7362.

Clean-ups, Hauling, Lawn Care, Just Ask! Call
John 727-542-3942 or 727-550-2624.
Handy Hands Handy Man Service. $20/Hr. 2
Sets of Hands. Any Job, Any Time. On Call
24/7 727-320-7639.

GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,

Homes & Condos. Honest, Experienced. In-
tstallations, Locks, General Repairs. Small
Jobs OK! Senior & Holiday Discounts. Call
Larry & Git'R Done! 727-482-9505.

No Service
Charge with
AIR comIDn mIONn S Evening &
"Same rates seven days a week" Appointments

L727 P.O. Box4001
709-7979 St. Petersburg, FL. 33731

Promise. 36 Years Experience. Free Esti-
mates. References will Relect our Quality. Call
Jim 727-320-6177.

RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurri-
cane Windows, Concrete Slabs. Visa, Mas-
ter Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300.

Call on experienced help!
Residential Commercial Remodel Safe Rooms
Additions Kitchens & Baths Design Service
Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts
Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 /// 515-7509 cell /// 321-5717 eves.
Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
The Original 21 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
pentry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
ood. Lic.#C5754, Insured. 821-9973.
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.

* Bedrooms Room
SBaths Additions
SKitcens, Id closures
Protection .. Soffit &
Proteco Fascia

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

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Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required for

splay only (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

ames & Henry Dunn
u ia u3am Contracting, Inc.
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State Certified I By $250 OFFR." '
Roofing & Res. I mentioning --
Building Contractor I this ad $100 OFFR I
L- J
S24/710 -37 /17 /
Renovation, Restoration, Repair. Residential
& Commercial Construction Experts. Risk
Free Contracting. Licensed Insured. Richard
Birchmire, General Contractor, 727-322-1031.
Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
oofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.
ROOFING REPAIRS- Reliable, Dependable
and Courteous. Drug Free Hourly Employees
Wearing Uniforms. State Certified, CCC-132-
5721. 727-572-ROOF(7663)

Lic C784- Insured1

I Buy Factory Direct Save $$ I
I 344-3363j

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

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
Clean ups & Stump Grinding ESTIMATES
(727) 522-8456
Serving Pinellas Since 1967
fordable Prices. Property Maintenance. Mow-
ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Remov-
al, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Senior Discounts,
Call Dave, 727-215-2229.
Complete Lawn & Landscape. Maintenance,
Design, Installation. Reliable Annual Service.
Lic./Insured. Free Estimates. Clean Cut, 727-


Insured & Licensed
Mowing General Cleanup Blowing
*Trimming Dump TrailerAvailable Hedge Trimming
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me. Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

DAN'S HAULING-341-1135. Full Service
Cleanups. Bobcat & Demo Work.
SKIP'S MOVING Call for Christmas Spe-
cials! Pick Up & Delivery.
Movingtechl Call for Christmas
Specials! Senior Discounts.
NEW # 727-520-3281.
Furniture & Household Goods. If Your Mov-
ing Long Distance I Can Save You Big Bucks.
Small Loads Welcome. 727-515-2100.

Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
Residential/Commercial. Interior& Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.

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


Senior Discount

Emergency Service

Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-

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

Specializing In
Water Conservation & Repairs
GreenPlumbers Accredited
Licensed & Insured UL#CFC057553

CFC057034. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.
Faucets, All Your Plumbing Needs. Reason-
able Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs. Experi-
ence. Lic. (RF67158) and Insured. 727-823-

Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

Always Discounted Rates For Gulfport Residents. FREE
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist -'
322-0890 MULCH
Tree Trimming
Over 20 Years in Gulfport
Certified Arborist Over 10 Years
Member International
Society of Aborculture
Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
Chamber of Commerce. Lic.# FL-0203A



Licensed & Insured. Please Call Lois at 522-
4562 or Cell 410-5419.
Way they Will Never Miss You! niftyhelga@ya- 727-360-9642,
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
Repairs All Brands. New & Used Equipment.
St. Pete PSI 727-278-9579.
perienced & Insured. Commercial/Residential
Cleaning from Homes to Shopping Centers.
We Treasure our Customers. 727-644-3102.
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


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One Paper.

Since 1968
(727)321-6965 fax 327-7830

(727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830 (727) 321-965 fax (727) 327-7830

Last Week? 16K Last Month? 727-565-4655,
ext. 104. Find Out How.
$65,000 All Equipment, Chairs, Tables, Ev-
erything! 2 Year (Low Rent) Lease in Place.
Owner Financing Possible. 727-657-1259.
3- 5- 7K per Week in 4-6 Weeks. Placement
Guaranteed. 727-565-4655, ext. 110.





Gabber Classified advertising works!
Serving Gulfport and surrounding
Communities every Thursday for
forty years.

since 1968
(727) 321-6965
fax 327-7830

w/Attached Wheelchair or Scooter Lift. One
Owner, Runs Great. Will Separate, Lift $300,
Car, $1200. Also Have Mobility Chair, Paid
$1300, 1 1/2 Yrs. Old. Sell $300. 345-3560.
1990 VOLVO DL240-4 dR. 169k, Blue, Clean,
Runs Great! $1700. 698-1612.
1992 FORD TAURUS-Station Wagon, New
Transmission, Great Interior, Ice Cold Air, Ask-
ing $2500. 727-410-8423.
CAR HAULER-With Electric Winch, Pressure
Treated Runners & Ramp, Excellent Condition,
New Lights, Asking $1,500. 727-410-8423.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
UP TO $500
Paid For Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. 727-458-
3721, 727-458-7710.

VACUUM CLEANERS- Nearly New. Upright
Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.
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.
New $200. 727-347-7513.
Tables, Desks, & More. Antiques & Reproduc-
tions. Drastically Reduced at Year End Close-
out Pricing. 510-6040.
BEDROOM SETS-King, Off-White, Queen,
Dark Brown, $125/ea. 727-430-0033, 727-
METAL FUTON-With 3 Changeable Covers
and 4 Cushions. $50.00 727-643-4515.
WE GO THERE! 321-6965

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Deadline: Tuesday 5pm I Monday 3pm if proof is required (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

Seats 8. $100 o.b.o. 727-347-4102.
BLUE RECLINER-Excellent Condition, $75.
Single Bed Complete, $50. 727-321-3730.
T.V. STAND WITH -3 Drawers $20. 2 End Ta-
bles $20. Swivel TV. Stand with 2 Doors $10. 2
Lamps $20. Twin Bed with Mattress and Night-
stand $50. All Like New! 727-347-7513.

New Chaps for Chainsaw Work $10. 727-328-
DIAMOND RING- Total 4ct. Raised Center
Stone Approx 1ct. Plus 3ct remaining stones,
All princess cut, set in 14ct golf. $9000 Value,
sacrifice $3500 Firm. 727-239-6470.
PAPER BACK GIRLS-Books. Goose Bumps,
Black Stallion & Linda Craig. Over 50, $12.00
obo. Also Child Crafts Books Set of 13. 1949,
Excellent Condition $99. obo 727-896-0777

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-
Business is Great, ThankYou!
TOYS- Little People City, Airport & Vehicles,
Large Hobbie Horse, Many Others. 345-7585
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.
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 &
Shams, Curtains to Match. Pink Flowers w/Dif-
ferent Colors Throughout. $75 o.b.o. 727-823-
MITCHELL SALT H20-Fishing Rod w/Ball-
bearing Drive Reel, Capacity 280 yards/12
Ibs.Barely Used. Great Shape. $70. 727-290-
3 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS- w/Bags 1-$80,
2-$20. Good Golf Bags $7.00 each. Many
Individual Clubs $5-$20. Golf Balls Also. 727-

International Waters Document Signing. Blue
Hawaii Charters. 727-864-3064
LAUNDRY SINK-New Delta Faucets and Sup-
ply Lines. Less then lyr. Old. $65. 727-343-
$100. Dick Tracy Watch (Never Opened) Free
with Sale of LaBron James Rookie Card. All
Certified By Beckett. Michael Jordan Sticker
insert, 7.5 near Mint, $125. 727-542-3942.
You Haul. 727-323-4546.

100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.
THE GOLD ELEPHANT- "A World of Trea-
sures", Unique Gifts, Books, Jewelry, Furni-
ture, Collectibles, Retro & Much More. 794
Pasadena Ave. S. 343-8753. Credit Cards Ac-

tached to 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.
One Owner, Runs Great. Will Separate, Lift
$300, Car, $1200. Also Have Mobility Chair,
Paid $1300, 1 1/2 Yrs. old Sell $300. 345-

2005 35ft.
Contender Express
F .- :

I BUY ANTIQUES- Jewelry, Watches, Mili-
tary, Helmets, Bayonetes, Medals, Binoculars,
Pocket Knives, Musical Instruments, Sewing
Machines, Cameras, Train Sets. 727-410-
DVD's, CD's, Fishing, Collectibles, Golf, Oth-
er? 727-251-0933.

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Anthony Antiques & Appraisers Est 1969

.2 UNCLE JOE AT HOME 345-2992 C
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29th Ave. S. Friday 8-3pm. Furniture, Futon,
Kitchen Items, Etc.
Tools, Christmas, Furniture, Clothing and
Books Fri. & Sat. 8am-? 1520 53rd St. S.
Ave. So. Fri. & Sat. 8-3p.m.
7519 10TH AVE. N.- Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8-5p.m. Furniture, Clothing, Bedding, Nic-
Nacks, Misc.
6246 4TH AVE. N. ST. PETE- Saturday, Dec.
20. 9-1pm. Household items, glassware, table
cloths, some Christmas stuff.
2501 56TH ST. S.-Fri./Sat. 9-1. Jewelry, Col-
lectibles, Clothes, and Misc.
2601 54TH ST. S. ALLEY- Fri./Sat. Everything
Must Go! $1 Clothes/Shoes, Costume Jew-
elry, TV Brass & Glass Display Case, Misc.

41st St. N. Sat/Sun. 9-3p.m. Oil Paintings,
Furniture, 4 Sewing Machines w/Cabinets,
Tools, Small Appliances, Clothing, Full Dish &
Sterling Silverware Sets, More! 727-410-8423.
Please Help!

January 17 & 18, 2009. Bottles, Pottery, Post-
cards, Stoneware, and Much More! Over 100
Displays. At the St. Petersburg National Guard
Armory, 3601 38th Ave. So. (Between 34th &
37th Sts. South) Admission $4. Good for Both
5718 11TH AVE. SO.-Sat. 9-2pm.

Yellow, 1 Brown. Last Scene on 51st. St. &
11th Ave. S. Name is Boots. Reward! 727-321-

Buy it. Sell it.
Gabber Classifieds Work!

Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

Low Hours. Twin 300 Yamaha hpdi,
Warranted until 2010. Tower w/controls,
Furuno Navnet w/64 mile radar, sounder,
plotter, GPS, C-map. two 6-1/2 inch
screens, one 10-1/2 inch screen, life raft,
EPIRB, auto pilot, windglass, outriggers,
A/C, generator, 2 pgs of options..
$199,900 Call 727-639-0951

1989 Carver Montego
With Trailer

Immaculate! 25.5 ft.
All Records


Deadline: Tuesday 5pm (727) 321-6965 fax (727) 327-7830

- St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us In
Battle; Be Our Defense Against the Wicked-
ness and Snares of the Devil. May God Re-
buke Him We Humbly Pray; and Do You Oh
Prince of the Heavenly Host, By the Power
of God, Thrust Into Hell Satan and the Other
Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World For the
Ruin of Souls. Amen. St. Michael, I Resort
to Your Protection and in My Faith, Offer This
Light Which Shall Burn Every Tuesday. Com-
fort Me in My Difficulties and While Lodging in
the House of Our Savior Intercede for Me and
My Family That We Will Be Able to Hold God
Close to Our Hearts and Be Provided for in All
of Our Necessities. I Beseech You, to Have
Infinite Pity in Regard to Favors I ask of You
(Name Them) So That I May Be Able To Over-
come All Difficulties as You Did the Dragons
at Your Feet. Our Father (Say 3 Times). Hail
Mary Say 3 Times). Glory Be (Say 3 Times).
This Prayer is to be Said 9 Tuesdays, in Suc-
cession and Each Tuesday a Candle Shal
Be Lighted and a Copy of This Prayer Lft in
the Church to Help Another Soul in Distress
and Support the Devotion to St. Michael. This
Miraculous Saint Grants Everything, No Mat-
ter How Difficult, Before the Termination of 9
Tuesday. G.F.

Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who give me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get al evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be
adored, glorified, loved, and preserved
throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of
Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for
us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us.
Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times
a day. Then publish this prayer. ThankYou,
Jesus. G. M.B.

My beloved
Andrew "Hurricane" Alexeev
of 16 1/2 years,
passed away
at home on
S Tuesday,
DeceZmber 9th
@ 7a.m. For
allCof our
friends who
remember our walks with "Z"
my cat. Andrew says Good-bye.

Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immac-
ulate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star
of the Sea, help me and show me here you
are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of Heaven and Earth, Ihumbly beseech
you from the bottom of my heart to secure me
into my necessity (make request). There are
none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary,
conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place
this cause in your hands (3) times. Say this
prayer for three consecutive days and then
you must publish and it will be granted to you.
12/18/08-12/25/08 C.T.4.E.

Call Gina at

B 3 Gibber
Deadline Tues. 5pm




$100 OR LESS

From Aquariums to Zippers
Call Email Stop by
Residential customers only.
Each item must have price.
Deadline is Monday at 5pm.
Limited time only.
Price may not exceed
$100 per item.

since 1968
1419 49th St. S.Gulfport, FL 33707
727-321-6965 fax 321-6965

1 BR Apt. for Rent, $450/Mo. No Credit Check,
Income Verification Only. Call Tim 698-3506.
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.
closed Porch, Large Backyard, Newly Painted,
Near Shopping & Busline. $795/Mo., 345-
Hospital/275. CHA Large Fenced Front Yard.
Pets Considered. $650/Mo. 2242 9th Ave. N.
ST. PETE BEACH-Newly Decorated, 1BR,
LR, $595/Mo., Large Efficiency, $555/Mo., Wa-
ter Included, Near Busline, Shopping, Beach.
Janet Shapiro, 727-345-7036.
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
$1400/Mo. & Deposit. 727-688-8239.
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.
2725 54TH ST. S.-Across from Dog Park. Ef-
ficiency, $450/Mo., $300 Security Includes
W/S/G. 2nd Floor w/Deck. Pets OK. Call 727-
LOWEST PRICE 2BR/2BA- $950/mo. Bay
Island, 55+, Waterfront, WSG/Cable included.
gle, Mature Adult Preferred. Hardwood & Tile.
Front Porch, $550/Mo., 1st/Last/Sec, Refer-
ences. 5626 Gulfport Blvd. S. 727-384-2259.

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.
|--" Fran Hubert 580-9265

GULFPORT 1 & 2BR APTS.- $700-750 (In-
cludes Water! Awesome Location. Call Marie
Drew, 727-657-1259.
munity. Spacious 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath.Totally
Renovated. Docks Available. 727-347-3536.


Gabber December 18 December 24, 2008

House, Cable, Water, Electricity Included.
$100/Wk. Gay Friendly a Must. 4800 21st Ave.
S. 727-520-6244.
Quiet Neighborhood. $700/Mo. plus 1st/last/
Security. Available Jan. 15th 09. Small Pet
Considered with Pet Deposit. 727-692-0775.

2BR/1BA Blocks from Water, Gorgeous Tropi-
cal Yard, C/H/A, Ready for New Year's Tenant.
$895/Mo. No Credit Check, Income Verifica-
tion Only. Call Tim, 727-698-3506.
2BR/1BA HOUSE- C/H/A, Renovated, Close
to School, Beach. Maintenance & Water In-
cluded. 1413 56th St. S. By Appt. Only. $875/
Mo. $1000 Deposit. 727-252-9800.
PASADENA 1BR APT.- Carport, Utilities In-
cluded, Cable. $575/Mo. $400 Deposit. 727-
1BR COTTAGE- near park and bus line, 1136
16th St. N., $400/mo. + Utilities. 710-0189
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
S. PASADENA-2BR/1BA/1CG-Corner Lot
With Waterview, Fenced Yard & All Appliances
$1150/Mo. Available 1-15-09. 614-348-0399
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
FOR SALE ($425K) OR LEASE- Annual
$1900/Mo./Seasonal $2300/Mo. Experience
Year-Round Tuscany-Like Vacation Living in
a Marina District Gulfport Tour of Homes' Fa-
vorite! 2636 Upton St. S. 3BR/2.5BA w/Beauti-
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727-455-3556 to See.
Tower, 2BR/2BA, 4th Floor Balcony Sunsets,
New Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $1000/
Mo. Includes Carport. All Amenities. 631-834-
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.


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MIDTOWN 1br/lba near Sweet Bay shopping WSG incl. $465 $495
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ALANDALE ARMS lbr/lba 1st floor, CHA,WSG&G Only $545 '
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$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. No Credit
Check, Income Verification Only. Call Tim,
GULFPORT HOUSE- Large 2BR, Large Flor-
ida Room, Laundry Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard,
Quiet Neighborhood. $825/Mo. 727-804-5596.
Hot Tub, Large Pond, 2 Car Carport/Electric
Gate $1200/Mo. Furnished or $1000/Mo. Un-
furnished. Pets Ok 727-415-5947.
3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
School and Transportation. Very Spacious.
Closed in Front Yard. HUD approved. 321-
1793 or 644-4519.
1Br/1.5Ba. Covered parking. Small pet OK.
$900/mo. Annual lease. 727-864-3064.
oversized deck, tropical landscape, Oak can-
opy. Split plan, tile/wood floors, granite coun-
ters, marble/glass master bath, Lots of clos-
ets. 1-1/2 blocks from Clam Bayou & Marina.
Covered parking, $1300/mo. Lawn Service
Included. 770-639-4879.
of Art District. Walk to Beach, Restaurants,
Shops. Small Pet OK, $600/Mo. 1st, Last, Se-
curity. Call 727-323-1814.
FOR SALE ($170K) OR LEASE- Annual
$950/Mo./Seasonal $1200/Mo. 1010 Central
Ave. 1BR/1BA w/Den & Balcony. Urban Chic
Condo Downtown St. Pete. Secure Access &
Gated Covered Parking. Luxurious Courtyard
w/Pool. On-Site Fitness Center. Owner/Real-
tor. Call 727-455-3556 to See.
2BA, Waterfront, Excellent Condition. Newly
Remodeled. $1100/Mo. Annual. Free Rent 1st
Month if Rented by Jan. 1st. No Pets. Call 727-
DUPLEX-2210-1/2 53RD ST.-1BR + Bonus
Room, $675/Mo., $500 Security. Includes W/
S/G. Tile Flooring, Alley Access. Shed. Pets
OK. Call 727-452-5942.
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.
Mo. 2BR/2BA Condo WTFT Isla, $1100/Mo.
1BR/1.5BA Condo WTFT Isla, $825/Mo. Bro-
ker/Owner, 727-866-1781.

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Please Contact Arif, 727-243-3284.
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-
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ST. PETERSBURG Beautifully Spacious,
Newly Renovated Condo, Broadwaters. Large
Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Dining Area,
Bath Tile Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking,
Lawn Care & Much More. Must See! $750/Mo.
5612 18TH AVE. S.-Gulfport 1BR Duplex. Just
Remodeled, Wood Look Floors, Light and Airy,
Alley Unit. $650/Mo. Includes W/G7S. 727-343-
5122 16TH AVE. S.-Adorable 1 BR & Loft, New
Laminate Floors, W/D Hook Up, Screened
Front Porch, Fresh Paint Inside/Out. $650/Mo.
STETSON AREA- 3BR/3BA & Pool! $1250/
Mo. Available Now! Call Marie, 727-657-1259.
GULFPORT 3BR/2BA, 1800 Ft. 1 Car Ga-
rage, Storage Shed, Fireplace, Pool, Hot Tub,
$1295/Mo. Call Ken, 727-417-1462.
1BR/1BA APT. ON-St. Pete Beach, Newly
Renovated, Walk to Beach. Unfurnished, An-
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& Secure, Storage Only. $125/Mo. 727-341-
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-
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Fantastic View. C/H/A, Carport, Boat Dock,
New Paint. No Pets, Adult. Excellent Location,
Close to Maximo Marina. $650/mo.
Includes Cable TV. 727-865-9707.

1 Large BR, Light, Bright and just Steps to
Club and Pool. $875/Mo. Seasonal, $675/Mo.
Annual. For Sale $79,000 727-643-1183.

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