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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: December 25, 2008
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Shell Club Meets
see page 2

Streetwise Self
Protection Class
see page 3

Dog Park Closes
For Maintenance
see page 4


S. Pasadena & SPB
Collects For Troops
see page 5

New St. Petersburg
Accordion Club
see page 7

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Landscaping with
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see page 8

Children's Hospital
Charity Ball
see page 9

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Jessica Busacca, a Boca Ciega Center resident, on her way to
meet her boyfriend, Lee, for her birthday lunch. Jessica's brother
and Lee's father joined the celebration at Applebee's.


CSI-Style Investigation
Will Solve Shooting
By Cathy Salustri
At 8:30 Monday evening, three black men
robbed the Joy Foodsmart at 49th Street and
10th Avenue South in Gulfport. In the presence
of the shopkeeper's three children, the men shot
the two brothers, Thanh Hoang and Tien Tran,
in the shoulder and the chest respectively. They
then took all the money out of the cash register
and fled the store, according to police reports.
Hoang's three children, ages 8, 10 and 11,
who witnessed the shooting and "demonstrated
tremendous courage by activating
See Shooting, page

Double Homicide
Suspect Charged
By Cathy Salustri
The Pinellas County Sheriffs Department
charged Patrick Evans, the estranged husband
of Elizabeth Evans, with two counts of first
degree murder in the deaths of Elizabeth
Evans and Gerald Taylor. Evans allegedly shot
his wife and Taylor once in the neck, according
to autopsy results.
See Homicide, page


This was not a good idea.
That's the first thing that flashes
through my mind as I walk into
Boca Ciega Center. My editor and I
talked about getting a few pictures
and a heartwarming story about
the folks who live here. It sounded
like a good idea at the time, but
now that I'm here I remember
that I can't stand nursing homes.
My heart doesn't warm when I
see people in scrubs taking care
of people who can't take care of
themselves any longer; my blood
runs cold as I glimpse rooms four
beds deep, deep pink curtains the
only privacy afforded the residents.
Entire lives cram themselves into
See Christmas, page


Gulfport's Wish List for
President-Elect Obama
By Cathy Salustri
When Barack Obama takes office in
January, congress will ask him to give
Gulfport a chunk of a $500 billion pie,
according to the Florida League of Cities
(FLC). The plan, called the Federal Economic
Stimulus Bill on Infrastructure, includes
an Economic Recovery Plan that will "help
cities with local infrastructure projects such
as roads, housing, water and sewer projects
and waterways," according to Gulfport's
acting city manager Jim O'Reilly. The FLC
asked all Florida cities and counties to make
a wish list of projects that could go to bid
within 120 days.
On December 16, acting city manager Jim
O'Reilly submitted the following list for
Gulfport:
1. Stormwater Project at 49th Street/
Citywide improvements
2. Waterline replacement
3. Sewer repair/reseal/replacement
4. Sidewalk installation/replacement
5. Street milling/paving
6. Brick street restoration
See Wish List, page






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 dances...fun for all ages!
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.

Trolley Token Tuesday
Newly hired Trolley Coordinator,
Brian V: iiik.- v announces that the
new trolley token saver packs will be
available for purchase on Tuesday
mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon at


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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.

St. Petersburg Shell
Club To Meet
The St. Petersburg Shell Club will
meet Friday January 9 at 7 p.m. at
the Seminole Recreation Center,
2nd floor via elevator, located at
9100 113 Street N. in Seminole.
Meet and Greet starts at 6:30 p.m.
This month's program entitled
"Trailing the Elusive Shell" will
be presented by Bob Lipe, shelling
enthusiast, photographer and auth-
or. Come and enjoy pictures of
living Florida shells in their natural
habitats. The public is welcome
and encouraged to attend. There is
no charge. Plenty of free parking.
Refreshmentswillbe served. Call 867-
6861 or visit www.stpeteshellclub.
org.


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Shooting, from front page
the store's holdup alarm only
moments after the robbers left the
store," according to acting Gulfport
police chief Robert Vincent.
Both men went to the trauma center
at Bayfront Medical Center and police
say they should recover.
Thecrimeoccurredjustinside Gulfport
city limits, causing speculation in the
media that these crimes could have
a connection to recent shootings in
neighboring St. Petersburg.
"There are some similarities and there
are some differences," Vincent told
The Gabber, adding that police from
both cities "are working together to
determine if shootings are related."
Although Gulfport Police circulated a
description of the assailants Tuesday
morning, Vincent said catching and
convicting the armed robbers hinged
on a "CSI type of investigation. We're
hoping to get some leads based in
evidence."
"What we have," Vincent explained
"is a case that's going to rely on
physical evidence more than witness
statements."
Surveillance video showed three
men ranging from late teen years to
their early 20s wearing dark hooded
sweatshirts and bandanas covering
their faces. One wore a yellow, black,
and green bandana with the word
"Jamaica" printed on it. The shooter,
police say, used a silver revolver.
"Although we do have a description,
it's probably not enough in itself to
generate leads. This is going to be a
big case that relies on evidence as far
as providing useful information about
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be run through the lab and so the
analysis of that evidence is probably
going to take a little while. The type of
evidence I'm talking about is the type
collectedbycrime scene investigators,"
Vincent added.
If Monday night's shooting and
robbery does have a connection with
the St. Petersburg crimes, Vincent
says, "the police have a head start."
Although police expect evidence to
play a pivotal role in solving the crime,
Vincent said police would love to hear
from anyone with information.
"One of our hopes is that somebody
recognizes that description," Vincent
said. Anyone with information can
either call the Gulfport police (893-
1030) or make an anonymous report
to Crimestoppers (800-873-TIPS).

Streetwise Self
Protection Class
Have you ever been victimized by
a mate, friend, stranger? If you are
attacked would you know what to
do?


This course will include techniques
that heighten awareness and help
you to avoid situations that could
threaten your safety and possibly
your life. Assertiveness training will
increase your self confidence and
help you to effectively stand up for
yourself and prevent you from being
victimized in a variety of situations.
You will learn verbal and body
language skills. Physical techniques
will be taught to enable you to break
out of a variety of holds and escape.
This will be an eight week course
for females of all ages and physical
abilities. Classes are on Tuesday
evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m., starting
January 6. The charge will be $7
per class or $50 for the entire course
paid at the first visit.
For more information please call
the instructor Barbara Stark at
321-2098 or John at the Recreation
Center at 893-1079.


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necessarily those of the Publishers, advertisers or employees
of the Gabber.
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Contents of this publication may not be reproduced or copied
without premission of the Publishers.


Dog Park Closes
for Maintenance
The City of Gulfport would like to
remind you that the City Dog Park
(large dog area) will be closed for
routine maintenance from Monday,
January 5 through Wednesday,
January 14. The park will reopen
during normal business hours on
Thursday, January 15, 2009.

Holiday Decorations
Contest
A large number of entries were
received this season for the Holiday
Decorations Contest. Santa along
with a few of his elves ventured
out on that typical Florida winter
evening, Friday, December 19 and
found many wondrous wintry sights!
All the homes and businesses were
glittering with the holiday spirit! The
choice was a difficult task for Santa
and his crew, as so many homes and
businesses really did a fantastic job!
The winners are General Theme:
Mark Dulabaum 2644 49 Street S.,


and for Commercial Theme: Town
Shores Master Association, 3210 59
Street S. The winners can pick up
their specialized plaque at the next
City Council meeting (televised) on
Tuesday, January 6, located at 2401
53 Street S. Please call 893-1068 with
any questions. Thank you to all that
participated. You truly brightened
up Gulfport this season!

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 beginning January 3. The
workshop is ongoing every Saturday
starting at 1 p.m. Join anytime.
Topics include creative writing in all
its forms, non-fiction writing and even
learning how to get published. They
read their work and share thoughts
and make new friends who share
common interests. All are welcome.
Call Rosiland Miller at 381-1030 or
just show up with pencil and pad and
be prepared to learn and share.


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Homicide, from front page
When deputies arrived at 6080
Gulfport Boulevard at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday night in response to a 911
call, Elizabeth Evans was already
dead. Gerald Taylor still had a faint
pulse but died at the hospital.
According to the Sheriffs
Department, Elizabeth and Patrick
Evans separated roughly eight
months ago and Elizabeth Evans
recently started dating Taylor.
The investigation will continue.
Despite other media reports, these
murders occurred not in Gulfport
but outside Gulfport city limits in
the unincorporated area of Pinellas
County.

"The Silver Whistle"
Opens January 8
The Gulfport Community Players
will open the comedy,"The Silver
Whistle", on January 8th at the
Catherine A. Hickman Theater of
Gulfport.
The comedy was written by Robert
E. McEnroe and is being directed by
Jim Russell. "The Silver Whistle" has
a cast of 15 plus and should prove
to be a great comedy, especially for
the older folks among us. The play
will run through January 25, with
curtain times at 8 p.m. Thursday
through Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on
Sunday.
The plot revolves around a lively
man, who says he is 77, who checks
into an old folks home. Later, we
come to find out that, in point of
fact, he is only 40. That really makes
no difference at all though, since
everybody at the home (at first)
thinks he is an old man.
He passes out to the men folk at
the home a magical aphrodisiac (?).
Telling tales of his alleged foreign


travels and female conquests, he
captivates the place. Thenhe manages
to steal the equipment and supplies
for a charity bazaar. The truth about
him finally surfaces though and he
beats a hasty retreat, leaving the
home a very much different and
happier place! The basic theme of the
play is that all people crave illusions,
no matter what their age, and that
while there is hope, there's life after
all!
Tickets are on sale now for just
$15 each. Get them at Eileen's
Resale Boutique, the Beach Bazaar,
the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce, at the
door, or by calling the Players at
322-0316.


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


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Women's Golf League
Looking For Players
The Tides Women's Golf League
plays each Tuesday morning at Tides
Golf Course in Seminole. We would
like to welcome any new members
to our league. We have an 18 hole
and a new 9 hole league. For more
information please call Carol at
579-4167 or come by the Tides Golf
Course.

Senior Companion
Training Program
The Florida Department of Elder
Affairs has renewed the grant
offered to The Hospice of the Florida
Suncoast to continue the senior
companion training program. Past
response to the senior companion
program was high, and there will be a
new class open to the public January
19 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at
The Hospice's community service
center, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard
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companion and homemaker services
to frail, elderly residents of Pinellas
County who are geographically or
socially isolated.
The program's goal is to improve
quality of life and enable individuals
to remain in their homes in lieu of
moving to a care facility. Participants
who successfullycomplete the training
will be eligible for paid positions with
local service providers.
If you are interested in participating
in this program, please contact The
Hospice's career center, at 523-4100.

Lions Carols by
Candlelight Review
By Lion Jim Minder
Our 2008 Carols by Candlelight was
a distinct success that was enjoyed
by our participants of our general
public as well as by members of our
Gulfport Lions Club. We sang 15
Christmas carols both religious and
secular, divided into five sets of three
carols. After each set, we listened
to participants reliving their own
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set of carols, we took a break so that
our participants could enjoy some
of the pastry treats prepared by our
Gulfport Lions Club members. We
also served punch. Our final two sets
of carols followed our break. Lions
Past District Governor Norman
Xanders played the music for our
2008 Carols by Candlelight. Our
2009 Carols by Candlelight is booked
for December 18.
Our Gulfport Lions Club provided
assistance to the visually impaired.
We want you to be aware of our
services prior to your need of our
assistance.

West Coast Orchid
Society to Meet
The Florida West Coast Orchid
Society will hold their monthly
meeting on the second Thursday of
the month, January 8 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Pinellas County Cooperative
Extension (Botanical Gardens),
12175 125 Street N. in Largo. An
educational class will be held at
7 p.m. with a short meeting at
7:30 p.m. followed by the featured
speaker.
An orchid sale, raffle, and
refreshments follow. Visitors
are welcome. Free admission and
parking. For more information,
please call 733-8167.


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Suncoast Accordion
Club of St. Petersburg
A new club will meet at the Elks
Club, 2675 66 Street N. on the first
Tuesday of the month beginning
January 6 from 5-10 p.m. Dinner
will be served, price is reasonable
and quality is good. You do not
have to order dinner to attend, but
reservations are required for dinner.
For reservations, call Bill Carrozza at
363-0848. There will be lots amateur
and former professional musicians so
bring your accordion!

Fun Music Classes
for All Ages
NoiseMakers, Inc. is Southern
Pinellas County's School of Rock for
children (and the young at heart).
Offering an alternative to the video
game culture of today, NoiseMakers
provides unique and entertaining
classes which teach the basics behind
guitar, percussion, keyboards, bass,
music theory and songwriting in a
fun, rock band-like setting. Children
will learn the fundamentals of
music, interact with others, make
new friends, discover alternative
musical styles, learn rhythm and
coordination, build self confidence,
improve sensory stimuli, and much
more.


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Classes will be available for children
on Monday from 5-6 p.m. at the
Gulfport Recreation Center located
at 5730 Shore Boulevard in Gulfport.
There will also be an Old-Timers
class (for those who aren't officially
kids anymore) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
All classes run for eight weeks. Cost
is $15 per class, or $105 for those
who sign up for the entire eight week
program.
NoiseMakers is fun for the whole
family, bringing everyone together


with music. The philosophy is
simple: You're never too old to
learn you're never too young to
rock! Be sure to check out their new
classes forming all the time. The
next session is scheduled to begin
January 5. You can even Build-A-
Band with your friends and family.
For more information and to be
placed on the list, call 345-7472, or
visit www.noise-makers.org.






The Grass Roots
Trio in Concert
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community
Church on St. Pete Beach proudly
presents a free concert featuring
The Grass Roots Trio on Sunday,
January 11 at 7 p.m. in the church
Sanctuary. This is truly a musical
experience you won't want to miss.
It features a heartwarming, toe-
tapping and soulful program of
gospel, Appalachian, jazz, southern
spirituals and contemporary praise


arrangements, making three
instruments sound like an entire
orchestra.
The Grass Roots Trio has inspired
and touched the hearts of listeners
from the cathedrals of England, to
the Crystal Cathedral in California,
to the small country churches in
America's heartland. If you can
imagine Garrison Keillor meeting
Aaron Copeland on Bourbon Street,
you can begin to get a sense of The
Brass Roots Trio. This program
of music truly reaches beyond


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contemporary American styles.
Pass-A-Grille Beach Community
Church is at 107 16 Avenue, in
Pass-A-Grille on St. Pete Beach.
For directions or added information,
call the church at 360-5508 or visit
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a little early. This will be a popular
program.

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.

Weekend Gardeners
to Meet
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will be holding its Horticulture for
Weekend Gardeners (aka the "Night
Bloomers" Circle) on Tuesday,
January 6 at 7 p.m. at the Garden
Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St.
Petersburg. The program will be
"Landscaping with Florida Natives"
given by Bruce Turley from Wilcox
Nursery.
The meetings are always open to the
public but there will be a charge for
non-members of the Garden Club to
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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.iriyi 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 -,1.i\-ii -.. II.mi ..1l..iy.
rr.com. For additional information,
please visit www.allkids.org.

Coffee and Garden
Crafts Workshop
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold a Coffee and Garden Crafts
Workshop on Monday, January 5
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Garden


Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. in St.
Petersburg. A materials fee of $3.50
for Garden Club members and $4.50
for guests and the general public will
be charged to cover supplies. The
subject will be "Decorating Pots".
One 8-inch clay pot will be supplied
along with paint, stickers and stencils.
You may bring additional clean pots
from home to decorate.
All craft workshops are open to the
generalpublic, potential new members
and guests. Bring your own scissors,
pencil and small paint brushes. Coffee
and tea will be furnished. Call Mary
Frances Lawrie at 397-8719.


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Genealogy and
Family History
A free series of talks by experienced
genealogists will be presented on the
second Saturday of every month from
10-11 a.m. at the West St. Petersburg
Community Library, Room 223,
located at the Gibbs College Campus
at the corner of Eighth Avenue N. and
66th Street. Charlie Grandmaison is
the producer and can be called at 343-
2776; email ChasGene@aol.com This
lecture/discussion series is sponsored
by the Friends of the Library.


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2997 Tyrone Blvd. St. Pete
727-824-7741
9:30 am Sunday
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Children's Sunday School
www.atouchofgodministries.org


Find Paradise...
Paradise Lutheran Church
10255 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Isl.
(Off T.I. Causeway)
360-5739
Worship Service
Sunday, 10 am
Christmas Eve Service,
Wed., Dec. 24 at 7:30pm


Elephants in the Room
In January Pasadena Community
Church will launch a daring sermon
series called "Elephants in the
Room." An "elephant in the room" is
something big, real, and impossible
to ignore, but we pretend it is not
there because to talk about it would
be painful or embarrassing. Sound
familiar? Sometimes we get so
concerned about appearing like we
have it all together that we will not

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


Places o Worship

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of Worship in this s ecial a
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name our elephants even though they
may be crushing the life out of us.
It is a lot like "The Emperor's New
Clothes." The emperor's naked but
nobody wants to be the first to say so.
Beginning Sunday, January 4 at both
9 a.m. Direct Connection Modern
worship and 11 a.m. Traditional
worship, Rev. ( 'h.i1.-y Reeb is going
to be bold and name these elephants
and offer ways to move them out of
our lives. The "elephants" that he
will be naming are: Debt (I Owe),
Depression (I Hate My Life), Anxiety
(I'm Afraid), Addiction (I Can't Stop),
Sexploitation (I Can't Get Enough),
Abuse (I Have a Secret), and
Resentment (I Won't Forgive.) The
Sanctuary of Pasadena Community
Church is located at Pasadena
Avenue at Second Avenue S. Contact
the church office at 381-2499 for
further information.

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.




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

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ChristMess
Untangle the season and find your
joy! For children, Christmas simply
shows up each December with gifts,
fun and friends in tow. But as we
get older, it can become a clutter
of shopping, house guests, events
and expectations. Is your joy lost in
the tangle of Christmas? Join us at
The First United Methodist Church
of Gulfport for two Christmas Eve
Services. Service of the Nativity will
be at 7 p.m. and a more contemporary
service will start at 11 p.m. We are
located at 2728 53 Street S. Come, as
we celebrate how God straightened it
all out with his simply amazing gift
of love to a messy world.

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.




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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
NE. Call Mary at 520-1856 for more
information.


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www. ulfporumc.or

rHearts Sunday Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
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Fellowship for all 11:30a
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IdMLLj J to Lale Nigrt Service 11 p.m.


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


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727-323-5857 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete


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
S lV Wed 11am- 7pm (same topic)
-, A6315 Central Ave.
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In the Sanctuary this Sunday:
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary
with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional

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10:00 am Classes for All Ages
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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By George Brierley, Commander
We would like to wish everyone a
very Merry Christmas!!
The children's Christmas party was
held last Sunday. Santa was here
handing out gifts and a good time was
had by all. Thanks go out to everyone
who helped make this a great party.
Our $1,000 drawing is Tuesday,
December 30 at 8 p.m. Better hurry
and get your tickets.
We will not be playing bingo
on Wednesday, December 24 or
Wednesday, December 31. Bingo will
start up again on January 7.
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. Breakfast is served
from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
There are still a few New Year's Eve
tickets left. They are $25 per person
which includes dinner of pork chops,
stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy,
vegetable, roll, butter and dessert;
party favors; champagne at midnight
and breakfast at 12:30 a.m. Our


terrific Southern Knights Band will
be entertaining you. A seating chart
is located in the lobby. If you would
like to join in the festivities, but do
not want dinner, you can join us
after 7 p.m. and pay $15 which will
include party favors, champagne and
breakfast.
Friday, December 26, dinner will
be baked or battered haddock, fries,
cole slaw, roll and butter for $7.75.
The second entree will be Salisbury
steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable,
roll and butter for $6.
Saturday, December 27, the S.A.L.'s
will be serving their all-you-can-eat
spaghetti and meatballs, salad and
garlic bread for $6. All dinners are
served from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best
band around and I know you will
enjoy dancing and listening to their
great music.
Monday and Fridays, Marlin will
be playing and singing in the lounge
from 3 to 6 p.m. Come in and listen
to some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served on
Monday or Saturdays.
Tuesday and Thursdays come in
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p.m.
Darts are played every Saturday at
8 p.m. Play pool for free on Saturdays
until 5 p.m.
Bingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p.m. Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250. The kitchen
is open during bingo where you can
order hamburgers, hot dogs, fries,
onion rings, etc. Join us for an evening
of fun, games and good food.
The Auxiliary is collecting donations
for troops in Iraq. Items needed
include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc. A collection box is provided
at the post. For more information call
Shirley at 510-1919. Let's show them
our support!
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S. in St. Petersburg. The phone
number is 347-6085.

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







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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
on.
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.

Volunteer
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
duties.
Please call 588-6912 or 1-888-831-
0404 to volunteer.


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


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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 -
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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. Other
important tips include:
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
safely;
s Promptly report drunk drivers
you see on the roadways to law
enforcement by calling 911;
Wearing your seat belt or using
protective gear on your motorcycle is
your best defense against an impaired
driver;
The City of Treasure Island Police
Department reminds everyone that
a safe and happy holiday season may
rest in their own hands.

Society of Young
Magicians to Meet
The Society of Young Magicians
(SYM) meets the first Saturday of
the month at 10 a.m. at the Victory
Church of the Nazarene located at 58
Street N. at 44 Avenue in Kenneth
City. SYM welcomes all children age
seven to 16 to learn magic. Classes
are free and taught by professional
magician Dick Laneau. ( i,\\ 1 are
also welcome to learn walk-around
magic. Call 345-4323 or email to
LuresWanted@tampabay.rr.com.


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Wish List, from front page
7. Sanitation facility
8. Tangerine Parkway: Multi-
use trail
a. Phase I 49th Street to 54th
Street
b. Phase II 19th Avenue to
Gulfport Boulevard
9. Shore Boulevard (54th
Street to Shore Boulevard) parking/
widening, boardwalk and dinghy
mooring
10. Mooring field construction
11. Mooring field amenities and
improving amenities at the marina
a. Ship store
b. Showers
c. Laundromat
d. Day room
12. Marina parking
reconfiguration and beautification
13. Improve boat dry storage
area
14. Boca Ciega Yacht Club
floating dock
15. Citywide wi-fi
16. Hurricane hardening of all
city facilities
17. Energy-efficient buildings
18. Collection tanks for
rainwater recycling
O'Reilly says this request has "no
financial impact."

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


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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.


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
visit www.splt.org.


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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
welcome.
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 there.
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


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be the star by singing karaoke with
Dee.
We have a jam session on Tuesday
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
pleasure.
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
appreciated
For further details on all activities,
please call the Legion at 367-1596
or we now have a web site at www.
post305.org. Check it frequently
for any updates on meetings and
events.


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,Gulfport Garden 1
" e Bird ClubB
By Barbara Dye
Our next meeting will be on
January 8 at the Savannah Plant
Nursery located in St. Petersburg
at 2601 34 Street S. You can make
arrangements with friends to
carpool or just be at the nursery by
11 a.m. for the talk and tour. Sarah
Kelly is in charge of this program
so if you have any questions, call
her at 345-5848.
Tip of the month: For those
Christmas poinsettia gifts, place
the plant where it will receive
filtered sunlight and water when
soil is dry to the touch. Also, be sure
to put holes in the decorative foil
or plastic wrap so water will drain;
these plants are easily damaged by
water-logged soil.
Merry Christmas and Happy
Hanukkah from the Gulfport
Garden & Bird Club!

News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
Merry Christmas to everyone
from all of us at VFW Post #39.
The Post is closed Christmas Day
so we can join our families. Friday
we reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday we
open at 8 a.m. Sunday is food, fun
and football. Monday the Post is
closed. Tuesday through Friday
come get happy during the 4-6 p.m.
happy hour.
There will be a New Year's Party


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on the 31st. Bob is serving a Hang
Over Brunch between 11 a.m. and
2 p.m. on January 1st. He will also
serve $1 Bloody Marys. We still
have a few tickets left for the 90th
anniversary celebration. Social hour
is at 4 p.m.
Have a great week. Hug your
family, smile at a stranger, wave at
your neighbors, pray for ourmilitary
and their families and come visit us
soon.

First Night
Needs Volunteers
First Night St. Petersburg is
looking for energetic volunteers
to help usher in 2009. The annual
New Year's Eve celebration is set to
launch its countdown in downtown
St. Petersburg on December 31st.
Fireworks, musical stages, activity
centers, indoor and outdoor
performance spots all come alive to
celebrate the arts in a festive joy filled
experience for families and friends.
Volunteers share in the fun, assisting
with activities, selling and checking
buttons and providing information.


Plus all volunteers receive a First
Night T-shirt and button.
Call the First Night office at
823-8906 or email firstnightstpete@
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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 www.sprr.org for more
information or call Eric Sager at
341-0737 about the series or Ben
Fudge at 360-9213 about SPRR.


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In anticipation of cooler nights
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The Salvation Army is receiving
requests earlier than ever for winter
clothing and blankets from the
homeless population it serves in St.
Petersburg.
"We are asking the community to
step forward and donate blankets,
coats, hats and gloves as they have
done in the past." states Major
George Patterson, St. Petersburg
Area Commander.
The Salvation Army's Downtown
Corps, a one-of-its-kind Homeless
Day Center in St. Petersburg, sees
between 180 and 200 homeless guests
each day. Coffee, conversation,
material assistance and spiritual
and emotional care are among the
services provided every day at the
center. It is here that blankets and
coats and winter apparel are handed
out as well.
All winter clothing donations can be
dropped off at the Downtown Corps
located at 1400 Fourth Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Monetary donations
can also be mailed to the Salvation
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Bill Forbes and Gus, St. Pete:
"The one wish I would wish for
would be good health, for me and for
my friends. They say that the most
important things in life are health,
wealth and happiness, but if you
don't have health none of the others
matter. We do have some friends in
Ohio who have health issues. They
wish they were well because if they
were, they would move to Florida in
a heartbeat. They really like it here.
But treatment is just too hard to co-
ordinate between Ohio and here, so
they're kind of stuck. Having health
issues is such a difficult thing."


Ed Mozzer, St. Pete: "Peace. I
would wish for peace in the world.
We don't need all these confronta-
tions all over the world. Maybe with
our new president in office we can
achieve his goals and our own goals.
He wants to restore our country's
self respect and regain the respect of
the world. Let's hope that he can do
that. Maybe then we'll have peace."


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Linda Hammann, Maryland:
"Peace and bring the troops home,
that's my Christmas wish. They are
fighting for the freedom we cher-
ish and I always thank God for our
freedom. Whenever I see a soldier in
uniform, like at the mall, or in a res-
taurant or airport, I always say thank
you to them. I really appreciate their
patriotism and sacrifice. Sometimes
people look at me funny when I do
that. But the soldiers seem to appreci-
ate it and I think people should make
it a point to thank a soldier if they see
one. I live in Maryland and am here
visiting family for the holidays. Up
there, there are a lot of military; we're
so close to several bases, so we see a
lot of soldiers out among the public.
I have several family members who
are military, but none are active right
now. But I have a lot of friends who
have sons and daughters who are on
active duty right now. Fortunately,
none have been hurt or lost in the
war. But the longer we stay there, the
greater the chances are that some-
one I know will be wounded or worse.
Let's hope Obama gets into office and
gets some things done pretty quickly.
I have a lot of hope that we can find a
solution and get these troops home to
their families and loved ones. That's
my wish for Christmas."


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that comes to mind! But seriously,
my wish would be that Obama will
be all that we think he is; a real
leader, an intelligent, rational man
who has the wherewithal to lead
this country out of the darkness
of the last eight years. He's done
the first hard part, he's chosen his
cabinet, so that when he takes of-
fice he can start right away to work
on the terrible problems this coun-
try has right now. The economy has
crashed, there are over 4000 troops
dead from a war that started with a
lie and the health care system is bro-
ken. I'm an RN in the Brain Trauma
unit at Bayfront. I've seen first-
hand how badly the health care sys-
tem drains on families. Most people
are one trauma away from bank-
ruptcy. I've heard that over half of
all bankruptcies filed are the result
of an unexpected health problem, or
emergency. People should be able to
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Too Much Government?
Dear Editor: From the beginnings
of Western culture with the signing
of the Mayflower Compact, the
purposeful function of government
was to serve the populous. We all
learned in school that government
was "for the people". My, how our
culture has changed. We are so very
fortunate today to have all levels of
government: local, state and federal
looking out for our best interests and
telling us what to do for our own good!
How have we managed to survive all
these years?
Now the benevolent overseers of the
citizens of Gulfport have stepped in
and taken a reasonable compromise
to the "chicken solution" and put an
outright ban on chickens even as
pets!
Was there anyone in Gulfport
realistically concerned that "several


neighbors on one street" might all
decide to raise chickens? Well, thanks
to some of our more concerned and
watchful civic leaders all our concerns
can now be put to rest. In addition,
we no longer have to worry, as some
of our leaders have, about other
incidental problems such as "how
the city would regulate the building
of chicken coops, or who would be
responsible for catching any chickens
that flew their coops?".
Just imagine the money our civic
leaders have saved us by avoiding
the budgetary expenses for positions
that would have been necessary to
enforce the code by adding a new
arm of government: a Department
of Chickens; with positions such as
Inspector of Coop Construction, and
a Catcher of Stray Chickens!
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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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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
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State Required Safe
Boating Classes
Do not become a victim, statistic or
the subject of a search and rescue. Be
prepared for unforeseen, challenging
and potentially dangerous events on
the water:
Always have plenty of fuel and
remember the 1/3rd Rule: Use
only 1/3rd out, 1/3rd back and you
should never run out of gas.
Start out with a charged battery
and back-up when possible.
Always file a Float Plan with
someone who cares and cancel it
when you get back.
Do not go out in bad weather or
when it is threatening. Keep a
weather eye and go home before you
need to do so.
Always have the required U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) equipment in
good working order and not outdated:
USCG approved life jackets for each
passenger that fit properly and wear
them, appropriate fire extinguishers
that work, visual distress signals
(flares, etc.), navigation lights that
work properly, an appropriate
anchor with sufficient line and a
marine VHF radio that works.
Always appoint a lookout to help
watch for other boats, crab traps,
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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-
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safety ID requirements.


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).


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How is Your
Legal Health?
(Part I)
As with your physical well-being,
you can avoid major legal problems
by periodically checking the status of
your legal health. Some of the areas
in which you may wish to consider
getting a legal "check-up" are estate
planning, wills, trusts, insurance
coverage, financial investments and
retirement planning. A review of
your legal affairs on an annual ba-
sis to ensure that all relevant legal
documents meet your current needs
is recommended.
Many times, a yearly legal check-
up will uncover legal problems that
can be corrected before they cause a
major problem. For example, with a
birth or death of a loved one, you may
wish to reevaluate your will, trust or
estate plan. Like a physician or den-
tist, a lawyer is trained to diagnose


legal problems or maladies and rec-
ommend cures. During your legal
checkup, a review of your family af-
fairs, real estate holdings, finances,
investments, business interests and
employment should be accomplished.
If a "fix" is required to your legal
health, a lawyer should be able to
anticipate what remedial action is
necessary before a minor problem be-
comes a costly disaster. In upcoming
segments of this publication, we will
together explore some of the common
legal problems uncovered by a legal
checkup. As with a medical prob-
lems, it is important to see a lawyer
as early as possible, that is, before
a legal problem occurs, or if there is
already a legal problem, before it be-
comes more aggravated and costly.
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.
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the law, please consult an attorney.


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The Maximo Resource Center, 4815
34 Street S. has information for
you. The Center provides free blood
pressure screenings performed by an
R.N. on Wednesdays from 12 noon to
3 p.m., free bicycle registration, free
CLUB for select automobiles, free cell
phones for 911 use only, information
and referral materials on many city
programs, job listings with the City of
St. Petersburg, brochures and phone
numbers of various city and other
local agencies and programs, lists
and free shipment of items needed
by members of our Armed Forces
overseas.
The Resource Center has a
number of the area newsletters and
neighborhood newspapers available
at no charge, as well as a collection
of paperback and hardback books for
25 cents each.
The Resource Center opens at 9
a.m. Monday through Friday and is
staffed entirely by volunteers. If you
would like to serve as a volunteer or
would like more information, please
call Betty Watson or John Hall at the
Resource Center at 866-7177.

Red Hot Beach Nuts
Queen Bev was asked to join Queen
Dorothy of the Ding-alings Purple in
a tastefully Simply Party at Isle of
Palm Clubhouse. We attended, made
new friends and enjoyed very good
food. Thanks for asking us.


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By Matthew Margolis

Stealing a Taste of
Holiday Cheer
The holiday season brings the
spirit of giving, love and peace for
all mankind. It also brings food.
And for your dog, it brings countless
opportunities to steal food.
To his credit, your dog is basically
a wolf brought in from the wild to
sleep in your house, ride in your car
and wear the sweaters you knit for
him. In the wild, wolves catch their
prey less than 10 percent of the time
and have been known to endure more
than 17 days without a meal -- which
explains why they will consume
between nine and 20 pounds of food
in one sitting. "Get it while you can"
is the DNA-embedded philosophy.
Considering this, no canine with
the slightest survival instinct can


be trusted around the dessert tray
unless he has been specifically
trained to stay away from it. Even
then it's not a good idea to leave him
alone in a room with the turkey. He
is genetically programmed to snatch
food when the opportunity presents
itself, and it is difficult, sometimes
impossible, to train that instinct out
of him.
But there are things you can do to
avoid having to order last-minute
takeout for your New Year's Eve
blowout:
-- Don't make food available to the
dog. Keep garbage cans covered and
out of reach. And keep the dog out of
any room where food is either being
eaten or waiting to be eaten.
-- Don't feed the dog from the table.
The tendency people have to treat
the dog to samplings from their
plate gives the dog the idea that he's
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dog to steal human food, the best way
to prevent the habit from forming is
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first place. When you feed your dog
human food, you teach him to like it
and want more. Once that has set in,
good luck convincing him that dog
food is his stomach's true desire.
-- Establish a feeding place for your
dog, where he will enjoy each and
every meal from start to finish. This
will reinforce the idea that he is not
to eat from the table.
-- Get your dog on a regular feeding
schedule based on his age. Your vet
can assist with this, and it will help
to differentiate your feeding time
from his.
If you've indulged your pooch
with table scraps for a while now,
you'll have to orchestrate a little
reconditioning mission. In other
words, you'll have to set your dog up.
First, fasten a leash and slip collar
on the dog. Then set some fresh-
cooked meat on the table. He'll go for
it -- count on it. When he makes his
move, jerk the leash to the right and
say "no" in a loud, firm tone of voice.
Finally and most importantly, praise
him when he responds properly.
Repeat as necessary.
This is the Margolis Maneuver,
and it can be used to effectively
eliminate any number of problem
behaviors if appropriately set up
and applied. Remember: The key to
success is to catch him in the act. For
more information on this maneuver
and other training techniques, read
"When Good Dogs Do Bad Things" or
visit www.unclematty.com.
Finally, let's not dismiss the obvious.
There is always the possibility that
your pooch steals food because he's
hungry. Consult a veterinarian to
determine a proper diet based on
your dog's age, weight and health.
And once your pup is housebroken,
make fresh water available at all
times.


Gabber December 25 December 31, 2008






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

Your Free Time Can
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The Parent Aide Program of Help A
Child, Inc. has several parents who
would really benefit from a mentor
and role model for better parenting.
Volunteers will be trained to help a
parent understand how important
what they say and how they say it is
to the self esteem of their child, how
to discover more about their chil-
dren and to look for their value, how
to help a parent understand their
child's changing behavior and how
to appropriately handle misbehavior
and much more. Volunteers provide
emotional support as a parent faces
the unique challenges of raising chil-
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you lots of affection and make you smile. She will love you
unconditionally and brighten your new year. Lilly has been
at the SPCA since October. She wants a midnight kiss from
someone special. Lilly has a super soft coat and lovely green
eyes. She is very loving and likes to have her chin rubbed.
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playful and sure to win a place in your heart. Come meet pretty Lilly at the
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Your vision of the future gets better
when your recognition of the present
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
dazzling in the manner that is most
comfortable 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 bosom
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, notice
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 (IN1.y 21-June 21).
You're mostly concentrated on one


relationship 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
prospects are still exciting and the
agreements you made will eventually
be honored.
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 opportune
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
confrontational 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.
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 surrounding moods and resources
to influence 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.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's
funny how you are the one to give
others advice, and yet your own
inner monologue is besieged with
unanswerable questions. Listen for
answers anyhow, especially Monday,
when you are sure to get brilliant
bits of wisdom 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
received.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Acknowledge the tremendous
potential you possess for healing. It's
a beneficial time to wrap your head
around the practicalities involved in
making 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-
citement.


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 &
Dancing
Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Open
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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Women in Transition
The Resource Center for Women
(RCW) helps women in transition
achieve emotional strength, self-suf-
ficiency and economic stability. RCW
offers free training programs to wom-
en in the areas of personal growth,
career development, basic money
management and parenting. In addi-
tion, RCW offers a monthly computer
orientation class, a free computer lab
and a women's support group.
Classes are held in St. Petersburg
at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111
18th Avenue S., 893-7134. Registra-
tion is required for all classes. Visit
www.resourcecenterforwomen.
org for more information or call
586-1110.


Foster
Grandparents Needed
Volunteers are needed to serve as
foster grandparents in schools and
children's programs in Pinellas Coun-
ty. These positions involve mentor-
ing and tutoring at-risk and special
needs young people. The ideal candi-
dates enjoy spending their time with
children and helping them succeed.
Foster grandparents must be 60
years old or older. They serve for 20
hours per week and receive transpor-
tation reimbursement, training and
other benefits. Those with a monthly
income of $990 (single) or $1301 (cou-
ple) are eligible to earn a tax-free sti-
pend of up to $53 per week.
For full details, call Seniors in Ser-


vice at 813-932-5228. Seniors in Ser-
vice is a non-profit organization that
recruits, trains and places volunteers
to help children succeed and elders
remain independent.

Volunteers Needed
at the Free Clinic
Help the St. Petersburg Free Clinic
and help others. Learn more about
volunteering at the Free Clinic; join
them for a volunteer orientation
every second Tuesday of the month
at 10 a.m. and again on the third
Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.


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volunteers in We Help Services.
Specific positions are: desk greeters,
telephone receptionists, pantry
stockers, and client interviewers.
Contact Rebecca Russell-Gootee at
rrgspfc@yahoo.com or call 821-1200,
ext. 114.
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located at 863 Third Avenue N. and
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EPITAPHS
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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
520-1856 for more information.


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.
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VITA Needs Volunteers
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance) Program is currently
recruiting volunteers. VITA is a na-
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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
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implementation in 1969, thousands
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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: lI.-11.-y 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
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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Boat Parade
The parade took place on Friday, December 12 in the evening. Quite a number
of beautifully decorated boats sailed the proposed route. The lovely colors were
easy to see against the darkening sky and the large full moon and stars were
a beautiful backdrop. People sat in the habitats along the way and Leverock's
Seafood provided clam chowder and Horse & Jockey British Restaurant small
pizzas. The City of South Pasadena played holiday music. It made a joyful
noise to all the boaters and even though it was bitterly cold, made it welcome
to all the visitors.
Stroke Prevention Clinic
Barbara Rowland, RN, of the Emergency Room at Palms of Pasadena Hospital,
held a program on December 16 at 12:30 in the Boca Ciega Room. After a
light lunch, the assembled group was told that there were different literatures
of how to prevent strokes and various suggestions on how to do so available
on different tables of the room. One should focus on low saturated fat, low
cholesterol foods such as at least five or more servings of fruits and vegetables
per day, a variety of different grain products, fat free and low fat milk, lean
meats and poultry without skin, at least two servings of baked or grilled fish
each week, beans, peas and nuts. Limit whole milk, cream, ice cream, butter,
egg yolks and cheese as well as coconut or palm oil. Avoid adding salt to your
food. Exercise regularly and don't smoke. There was a scale there for everyone's
use and blood pressure was taken. All in all a very successful period of learning
what to do and not to do.
Election
There won't be any general election this year as nobody signed up for the
commission seats.
Exercise
No exercise class will be held on Friday, December 26 due to the holidays.

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City Departments, Leisure services,
Rec. Center.
REMINDERS & UPCOMING
EVENTS
The Recreation Center will be
CLOSED on Thursday. Dec. 25th
and Friday. December 26th and
Thursday. Jan. 1st and Friday.
Jan. 2nd.
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-
Purchase New Sticker-All skat-
ers 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 un-
der must be accompanied by a parent
and show proof of residency for regis-
tration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14 on in-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Monthly rates are $133 res/$266
non-res. Extended care available for
an additional cost.
Teen Night -Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot Time Program-Children ages 3-5
year olds. Class times are from 8:30
a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15 res/ $100
non-res. Monthly rates for the 2-day


Center 5730 Shore
program are $33 res./$66 non-res, the
3-day program are $55 res./$110 non-
res and the 5-day program are $88
res./$176 non-res.
CLASSES
Basic Drawing-Thurs., 1:30-2:30pm.
The fee is $15 per class. Please call the
instructor Doug at 643-2554 or John
at 893-1079 with questions. You will
need to bring a pencil and paper to
class.
Beginners Watercolor with Mar-
go-BEGINS Jan. 6th-Tues., 10 a.m.
Noon. In 6 lessons Margo will take
you from blank paper to wonderful
creations. Cost is $60 for entire course.
Call Margo at 347-1859 for more info.
Creative Writing BEGINS Jan.
9th-Fri., 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to put
your creative thoughts together and
write them down. Meet others with
similar interests and exchange ideas.
Call Rosiland Miller at 381-1030 for
more info
Fencing- Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m. for
ages 8-15 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages
16-70 are welcome. Cost is $5 per one-
hour session. Call Jim Campolli at
813-855-3112 for more info.
Gymnastics Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m. for
ages 5-12. Cost is $25 per month. Call
Barbara at 804-9400 for more info.
Karate-Mon. & Fri., 6:30-8 p.m. (Be-
ginners), advanced students stay until
8:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 10am. Your first class is
free. Fees are: monthly $32, drop in
$10 a class, or a 8 class pass for $56.
Call 727-729-9410 for more informa-
tion or online at www.NiaStPete.com
Streetwise SFlf-nrotection & Em-


Blvd. So 893-1068
powerment for Women BEGINS
JANUARY 6th-Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost $7 per class or $50 for entire 8
weeks. Call Barbara Stark, 727-321-
2098 for more info.
Stretch & Tone returns on its new
day. TUE. Jan. 6th-Tues. & Thurs.,
9-10 a.m. Cost is $3 per class. Bring
your own weights and mat.
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-
Senior Tai Chi & Health Recovery -
Tues., 9-10:15 a.m.
Advanced Beginners Thurs., 9-10:15
a.m.
Donations accepted. Call Marge at
345-6708 for more info.
Tennis-Tues., 4:30-5p.m. (ages 6+),
5-6 p.m. (children 8-16) and adults
from 6-7 p.m. at Chase Park, 28th Ave.
& 53rd Street So. Gulfport. Cost is $10
per session. Private lessons available.
Call Jack at 430-0690 for more info.
Watercolor-Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m.
Ongoing classes $45 a month or $13
per class. Call Patsi at 501-3559 for
more information and supply list.
Yoga-Thurs.-6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax-
ation. All fitness levels are welcome.
Bring a mat and water. $35 per month,
$10 for a drop in. Please call Maureen
at 381-2166 for more info.
Gulfport Walking Club BEGINS
Jan. 6th-There will be a meeting and
sign up on Tues., January 6th at the
Gulfport Recreation Center at 9am.
The meeting will be followed by a walk
in Gulfport. The Walking club will be
on Tuesday and Thursday each week
through March. Please call John at
893-1079 if you have any questions.


S Gulfport
THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 5:00
PM ON DECEMBER 24 &
DECEMBER 31,
AND WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY
THURSDAY & FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 25th & 26th FOR THE
HOLIDAYS
PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:
Genealogy Discussion Group: This is
not a formal class, just an opportunity to
meet and share experiences and informa-
tion with others interested in delving into
their family history. Saturday, December
27 at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright
at the Library, 893-1074.
Socrates Cafe: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book The
Six Questions of Socrates. Author Chris-
topher Phillips traveled the world to lead
informal groups, engaging people in the
manner of the ancient Greek philosopher,
for whom "the questions are more impor-


Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
tant than the answers." Thursday, Janu- meet to discuss Mary Doria Russell's A
ary 8 at 10:00 am. Thread of Grace. Join us for coffee, light
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday, refreshments, and lively conversation.
January 8 at 6:00 pm. Pick up a discussion guide and reserve
Scrapbookers Club for Teens & a copy of the book at the Reference Help
Adults: Bring your pictures, books and Desk. Thursday, January 15 (coffee's
questions, and prepare to have a great ready at 10:00 am, talk starts at 10:15).
time! Make beautiful I. -.. -. of memories Genealogy Discussion Group: This is
for yourself and your family. Some sup- not a formal class, just an opportunity to
plies available, but you furnish your own meet and share experiences and informa-
12x12 scrapbook album. FMI, contact Kay tion with others interested in delving into
Boatwright 893-1074. Saturday, January their family history. Saturday, January
10 at 1:00 pm. 24 at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays, at the Library, 893-1074.
January 10 and January 24 at 2:00 pm. Short Stories Discussion Group: Pre-
Presented by Pat Brinkley. sented by local chapter of Brandeis Uni-
"Twenty-One Legal Puzzles"- An en- versity Women. Monday, January 26 at
tertaining and informative program pre- 1:00 pm.
sented by our local chapter of Brandeis Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
University Women. Monday, January 12 ers: Wednesday mornings at 10 am.
at 1:00 pm. One-on-One Computer Instruction:
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
monthly book discussions continues as we at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.

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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:
Mon. Jan. 12, 2pm by CVS: Cost Ef-
fectiveness of Generic Medicine and
Brown Bag Medicine Review.
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: Jan. 12 and 26.
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 www.aarp.org/drive.
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. A
whimsical comedy about a young
man who begins to see his life in a
new light.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at
10am.
Writers Group Every Fri. at
10am
Wii Players Wanted-Bowling on
Fri. Jan. 16 at 1pm. Newcomers wel-
come.
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., www.oapinellas.org


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Don't ignore college because of its
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Myth #2: You have to be very poor,
very smart or very talented to qual-
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comes in many forms such as the
federal government, the college or
university itself, a parent's employer
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to explore all the possibilities, you
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Sons of Italy
Pasta Night
John Paul 1 Lodge will hold a pasta
night every Monday from 4-8 p.m.
featuring all-you-can-eat pasta with
two meatballs, salad and coffee.
Beer and wine available. The Lodge
is located at 2500 34 Street S. in St.
Petersburg. Take out available. Call
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The 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
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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
www.gulfportlabyrinth.com.

Box Tops for Education
American Legion Post 125 is
collecting box tops for education
for Hamilton Disston School. Box


tops are found on such products
as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green
Giant, Yoplait, Huggies, Ziploc,
Hefty, Cheerios, Nature Valley,
Cottonelle and Total. Each box top
is worth 10 cents toward such things
as computers, books, playground
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Transportation is one of the biggest
challenges for seniors. Becoming
a passenger rather than a driver
can be difficult for older drivers
and their families. Many Pinellas
County seniors are living alone and
are too frail to shop or drive to a
medical appointment. Now seniors
who can no longer drive can get easy
access to transportation through the
Neighborly Care Network EZride
program.
If you have a few hours Tuesday
through Saturday between
8 a.m. and 6 p.m. you could help
improve someone's life in your own
neighborhood and make a real
difference. Volunteers are matched
with seniors close to where they live
or work. using your own vehicle,
transportation is provided to doctor
appointments, grocery shopping or
errands. Reimbursement for gas is
available.
You can start helping those in need
today by calling Pat Hazell at 573-
9444, ext. 291.

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 mentors!
To learn how you can make a
lasting difference in the life of a child,
call Beverly at 479-1841 or Fanya at
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City Power
Toastmasters
City Power Toastmasters Club is the
place where gambling with your future
is 100% in your favor. You will learn
to conduct productive discussions,
practice speaking in front of people,
control nervousness and take on lead-
ership roles. These skills are useful in
all areas of life including home, work,


job interviews and in the community.
City Power Toastmasters is a non-
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diverse and fun atmosphere. Join us
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One Fourth Street N., Municipal
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Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 94 weeks, Gulfport will celebratE
the centennial of its incorporation, Octobei
12, 1910. We'll be reminding you every week
with an interesting old photograph froir
the collection of the Historical Museum
See if you can identify the people, places
and above all the decade of each picture a,
it comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct cap
tion until the following week.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
The building shown last week, know
around here as The Holiday Inn, was buill
by Walter Brooks in 1925. Brooks, the towr
postmaster, needed a larger place to servw
the needs of Gulfport's booming population
so he moved his original post office building
around the corner to 5444 30th Avenue anc
constructed this new one at 3000 Beacd
Boulevard. In addition to being an "oper
Here are a bunch of young men busy making something. But what? And air" post office, it also housed many differ.
when? Answer next week. ent businesses over the years: restaurants
barber shops, beauty shops, grocery store,
Think you know the answer? and taverns.
Send us an email with your answer, name and
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Credit Protection for
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Dear Mary: My father has been
the victim of elder abuse. His sister,
who was his caregiver, has charged
$21,000 on his credit cards. We are
trying to determine what accounts he
has open and take action to close all
of the accounts. What should we do?
Thank you for all that you teach us.
You help us in hundreds of ways. --
Veronica E., e-mail
Dear Veronica: First, you need to
call the companies of every one of his
accounts and report the cards as lost
or stolen. Do not close them! If you re-
port them as lost or stolen, the card
companies will cancel the numbers
and send him new cards. When then
arrive, make sure Ms. Abuser is not
picking up the mail, and put them into
a vault. Do not activate them. This
will allow you to keep the accounts
open without her having the correct
numbers to use them. If she tries to
use the cards, they will be denied. If
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Christmas,
from front page
spaces ten feet by ten feet,
and I hear my grandmother's
voice in my head as my
parents take my other
grandmother to a nursing
home over a decade ago:
"Is that my future?"
The Senior Journal, the New
York Times, and a bevy of
doctors and therapists extol
the benefits ofpets in nursing
homes. Angela, the head of
admissions and marketingfor
Boca Ciega Center, told me
to bring Calypso, an almost
two-year old dachshund, and
it's instantly apparent that a
reporter comes in a distant
second to a black and tan ball
of fur.
Angela introduces me
around the day room. There
are some people I can't talk
to, either because the staff
doesn't have a release on file,
they no longer speak, or I'm
terrified they'll see the pity
in my eyes.
There's a woman, dressed
entirely in pink, wheeling
herself around the perimeter
of the room with her feet.
She has tiny white pin
curls, clear eyes that focus
on some unknown point in
the distance, and skin as
transparent as vellum. In
her lap she has a pillow and
a green fuzzy teddy bear.
"She doesn't speak," Angela
says. The woman's eyes fix
on Calypso as she wheels
around the room.
"I like your dog," Randy
Clark tells me as Calypso
and I sit down. Randy
doesn't remember how long
he's lived here. He likes Bing
Crosby movies and will spend
Christmas here, watching
Bing Crosby on television.
He used to live in Tampa
and his brother visits him
sometimes. He wants to pet
Calypso, who interests him
far more than Christmas.
She sniffs out some crumbs
on Randy's green sweat suit
but stops short of climbing
into his lap. Randy doesn't
really have much to say
about Christmas, but he does
want to know what kind of


dog Calypso is, what she and
I do, and if she bites (long-
haired dachshund, we go to
the beach a lot, and no, she's
never bitten anyone).
"I used to have a beagle." He
strokes Calypso's nose with
full focus and starts to talk
about living in Tampa, in an
apartment. It seems like a
long time ago that he moved
here, he says. Why does it
seem like a long time ago, I
ask?
"Have you seen this place?"
is his only response.
The thing is, as far as
nursing homes go, Boca Ciega
Center's not bad. It doesn't
have that distinctive nursing
home smell, that cloying mix
of medicine, decay, and over-
boiled green beans. The staff
knows patients by name. It
definitely does not have the
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest feel some others do.
Jessica Busacca agrees
that it isn't bad here. Jessica
turned 59 two days before
Christmas. She moved
here in April from another
nursing home. She's lived
in nursing homes for five
years; before that she lived
in Freedom Village with her
boyfriend, Lee, who still lives
in Freedom Village.
"I had surgery. I had a
brain aneurism. I tried to get
better, but..." her voice trails
off. Jessica has cerebral
palsy; her parents moved her
here from Brooklyn when she
was seven because doctors
didn't know what she had.
They took her to Crippled
Children's Hospital (we
know it now as All Children's
Hospital). After multiple
surgeries, she took her first
steps on Mother's Day at age
13.
"I gave that to my mother
for mother's day. It was my
favorite gift," she says. Her
parents, she says, "are in
heaven now."
Although she trained as a
medical assistant, Jessica
worked in a bank before her
aneurism. She met Lee 22
years ago, and she sees him
at least twice a week. She
met him at Applebee's for
her birthday and, if they can


work it out they'll spend at
least part of Christmas day
together. Lee's mother wants
her son to spend Christmas
with her, and that invitation
doesn't include Jessica. If
Lee can't get to her, Jessica
says another friend will come
visit her.
She had $35 in disability
benefits to buy Christmas
gifts. "What can you do with
- ;:'' she asks.
She and Lee love each other
and shared some good times
when they lived together.
They had a dog, Peppie. One
time, she lost her balance
and fell and couldn't get up.
Peppie went to the door and
barked and barked until a
security guard came to see
what was wrong. She gets
quiet when she explains they
had to give him away.
"I hope he has a good
home."
"We had a lot of kids, Lee
and I," she says, and she's
referring to pets, mostly
dogs and birds. They had a
ring-necked parakeet that
loved it when Jessica cooked
garlic bread. They're all gone
now, as is her apartment at
Freedom Village.
"I worked in a nursing home,
so I know what it's like on the
other end. Now I'm on this
end, and it's not very good.
Sometimes the aides are here
for two shifts, and they get
tired. I can understand that,
they have families of their
own. This is the first nursing
home I've been in that they're
good people."
She doesn't know if she'll
spend the rest of her life in
nursing homes. She hopes
not, but she knows it could
happen.
She doesn't feel sorry for
herself, though.
"Too many people don't
have many good things," she
explains.
The Pink Lady-I don't
know her name, and without
a release I couldn't use it,
anyway-wheels behind my
table, so slowly it seems like
she isn't moving. As Jessica
leaves, a woman behind her
asks,
"Can I be next?"


Calypso, now an old pro
at this interviewing stuff,
accepts Jessica's exit and
Rosetta's appearance with
casual aplomb and walks over
to Rosetta Lavine, curls up in
her lap, and falls asleep.
Rosetta used to live at the
Boley Center. She had her
own place four years ago,
and she could go home now,
she says, if someone would
stay with her. She has two
children, 25 and 26, and
grandchildren. Why her
children don't stay with her, I
don't ask and she doesn't say.
I think of my grandmother,
still in a nursing home, and
remember that I haven't
visited her in... well, long ago
enough that I'm embarrassed
to admit it. I remind myself
that sometimes there's more
to the story than you can see
on the surface.
Rosetta tells me she'll spend
Christmas at her sister's
house this year.
"We don't have too much
this year," she says, stroking
Calypso.
The Pink Lady's about
a table away, staring at
Calypso. Clay Ellis comes
over. Clay used to build and
paint houses until doctors
told him he had multiple
sclerosis, and even though
it only affected one leg, he
couldn't work anymore. He's
48, and his whole family- a
big family- lives in North
Carolina. Clay speaks with a
definite southern drawl that
evokes images of fried chicken
and mashed potatoes. He
wants more than anything
to go home for Christmas.
Maybe next year he can go
home for Christmas.
While Calypso and Clay
engage in a little "do you
have crumbs on your
shirt?" bonding, the Pink
Lady catches her eye. She's
positioned her wheelchair
about two feet away from
Clay, the green bear still
nestled in her lap.
"You can pet her, if you
want," I offer. She inches
slightly closer and I
remember Angela telling me
that she didn't talk. Calypso
stretches her nose as far off


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the edge of the table as the laws of
physics allow until I finally excuse
myself from Clay, pick her up, and
bring her over to the Pink Lady. She
immediately starts to lick the lady's
fingers, earning a smile. She feeds
Calypso a piece of popcorn that she's
been holding in the hour it took her to
make her way over. She lets Calypso
stand in her lap, pets her, and lets her
lick her fingers some more, smiling
the whole time. Finally, she looks up
at me-an afterthought, at best-and
her smile lights up her eyes as she
speaks.
"That's a nice dog. A nice dog."

You can contact Cathy Salustri at
CathySalustri@TheGabber.com.

Doggie Paws Rescue
Needs Volunteers
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue, Inc.
is an all-volunteer foster-based
organization. This grass roots res-
cue organization was formed one
year ago by seven dedicated people
with one common goal: to save the
dogs. The group's mission is to
responsibly rescue, rehabilitate,
foster and find permanent loving
homes for unwanted, abandoned
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
of Florida Doggie Paws Rescue.
The Rescue promotes the reali-
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public concerning pet overpopula-
tion and the importance of spay-
ing and neutering pets; humane
treatment of animals through edu-
cation and public awareness; and
microchipping pets so that a lost
pet can be reunited with its family.
Volunteers are always needed
to accomplish the Rescue's mis-
sion. Foster homes for the dogs are
an essential part of the Rescue. In


addition, there are many other tasks
to be completed computer work,
phone calls, event planning, fund-
raising, correspondence, etc. All do-
nations received go toward expenses
for the medical care of the dogs and
for keeping the web site, post of-
fice box and telephone functioning.
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St. Petersburg Suncoast
The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Suncoast meets every Tuesday at
noon in the Palm Terrace Grill at
the Peninsula Inn & Spa located at
2937 Beach Boulevard in Gulfport.
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lunch meetings. For more informa-
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Friday 12/12
Noise Complaint- 2600 BIk 46th St.
S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 5700 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Theft- 2937 53rd St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Drunk Person- 1000 BIk 49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Domestic Battery- 5100 BIk 16th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 9th Ave.
S.
Saturday 12/13
Suspicious Person- Trail Spur.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5600 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Abandoned Vehicle- 2200 BIk 59th
St. S.


Criminal Mischief- 5600 BIk Shore
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1000 BIk
49th St. S.
Noise Complaint- 1400 BIk 55th St.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5800 BIk 18th Ave.
S.
Domestic Battery- 5700 BIk 18th
Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 2700 BIk 44th St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk
59th St. S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Hit & Run- 2900 BIk 53rd St. S.
Domestic Battery- 5700 BIk 16th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5000 BIk 23rd Ave.
S.
Monday 12/15
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5200 BIk
Jersey Ave. S.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 12th Ave. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 1400 BIk 59th St.


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Narcotics/Drugs- 5600 BIk 11th Ave.
S.
Theft- 5600 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 6200 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5100 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5900 Blk
Shore Blvd. S.
Tuesday 12/16
Vessel Stop(s)- Boca Ciega Bay.
Trespasser- 5700 Blk Gulfport Blvd.
S.
Noise Complaint- 2300 BIk 56th St.
S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2200 BIk York St.
S.
Criminal Mischief- 5000 BIk 10th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 3000 BIk 54th St.
S.
Fight in Progress- 900 BIk 58th St.
S.
Burglary- 800 BIk 58th St. S.
Robbery- 4900 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Battery- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Wednesday 12/17
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 13th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 900 BIk 58th
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1100 BIk 56th St.
S.
Burglary- 5800 BIk 17th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Thursday 12/18
Trouble with Individual- 6300 BIk
Pasadena Pt. Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2000 BIk
49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk 8th
Ave. S.
Suspicious Person- 5700 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5200 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk 13th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1225 Gray
St. S.
Animal Complaint- 6200 BIk 14th
Ave. S.


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Crime Awareness Meeting
The topic of the January 12, 2009 Crime Awareness & Prevention meeting is
Domestic Violence. Our speaker will be Judge Susan Bedinghaus. Please plan
to join us at the Senior Center, 5501 27 Avenue N. at 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion email Jeri Reed at JRvolunteer@aol.com or call 327-3509.







Wealth Building Coalition Puts Money In Pockets Through Earned Income Credit


By Greg Stemm
he earned income credit has
lifted more children out of
Poverty than any other pro-
gram in U.S. history," said Cherin Sto-
ver, coordinator of the Wealth Building
Coalition/Pinellas Prosperity Campaign
(WBC).
According to Stover, the coalition is a
not-for-profit organization that helps to
improve individual quality of life and the
local economy by bringing in and circu-
lating more money into the community
through the Earned Income Tax Credit
(EITC).
"The Wealth Building Coalition/Pinel-
las Prosperity campaign is a collaboration
of public, private and non-profit sectors
working together to promote awareness
and increase understanding of the federal
EITC program through an ongoing and
coordinated marketing campaign," said
Stover. "We also strive to expand and im-
prove community access to free income
tax preparation at eight sites throughout
the county in partnership with the IRS
Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA)
program and local organizations."
Stover said the coalition also empha-
sizes and supports linkage to essential
asset building programs for low and
moderate income households through fi-
nancial education training utilizing FDIC
MoneySmart curriculum, promoting ho-
meownership education for new home
ownership and refinancing existing mort-
gages and through additional asset build-
ing strategies.
There are similar organizations in doz-
ens of cities nationwide. Locally, the
program began in St. Petersburg in 2002
and was expanded countywide in 2004.
In the last tax year (2007) the coalition
helped 3696 Pinellas county residents
file their taxes for free and helped them
receive a total of $1,568,442 in EITC re-
funds.
"That's money that goes directly into
people's pockets," said Stover. "It's
money they can use to buy all sorts of
things, which puts that money into circu-
lation into the local economy, benefiting
businesses as well. It's a win, win for
everybody."
Stover noted that because the coalition
provides a free tax preparation service it
also saved local residents over $535,000
in filing fees as well. "That's additional
money people have to spend on ev-
erything from the necessities to saving
money to eventually buy a home," said
Stover.


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In December 2005, the WBC re-
ceived national recognition as a "Point
of Light" from a foundation initiated by
George H.W. Bush. That same month
NeighborWorks America and the IRS
selected St. Petersburg Neighborhood
Housing Services/WBC as one of the 10
coalitions in the county to participate in a
financial education/volunteer income tax
assistance (VITA) pilot program during
the tax filing season.
The WBC partners with the Pinellas
County Juvenile Welfare Board, St. Pe-
tersburg Neighborhood Housing Ser-
vices, James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood
Family Center, United Way of Tampa
Bay, Pinellas Opportunity Council, the
IRS, FDIC, Federal Reserve Bank, local
banks like Bank of America, chambers of
commerce, local employers, local gov-
ernments, not-for-profit organizations
and others.
"Employers in particular can become
real heroes to their employees by help-
ing to educate them on the benefits of the
EITC," said Stover. "In essence, by en-
lightening them on how to capitalize on
the returns, employers are giving their
employees a raise without any additional
money of their own coming out of their
pocket."
Stover said that more than 60 percent
of people working in Pinellas County
are eligible for the EITC, yet only about
25 percent take advantage of it. That's
federal money that should be pumped
into the local economy that is staying in
Washington simply because people are
unaware of how to claim it. She noted

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that almost half of the 25 percent who
do claim the EITC are paying to have
their taxes done when they could put that
money back into their pocket by utiliz-
ing the free tax preparation service that
the coalition offers. She says that all of
the coalition's tax preparers are IRS cer-
tified.
Stover also noted that you can talk to
your employer and get an advanced EITC
which puts a little more money into your
pocket with every paycheck rather than
receiving a lump sum when you file.
"There are some wonderful success
stories of people who use the EITC as
a springboard toward more financial se-
curity," said Stover. "I know a student
who used the extra money to get a better
education and secure a brighter future for
herself. I know people who have saved
the money and bought their first home
with it. And I know someone who now
works to educate children on financial is-
sues so that they won't have to face some
of the difficulties she faced when a mar-
riage went bad."
"We like to say 'Earn It. Keep It. Grow
It.' It's great to be part of such a suc-
cessful program that is helping so many
people and helps bring more financial
resources into our community," said
Stover.

Wealth Building Coalition/
Pinellas Prosperity Campaign
Cherin Stover, coordinator
727-328-0618 or 727-321-9444
CherinStover@hotmail.com
www.wbcpc.org








Gulfport Decoration

Contest Winners
by Leigh Clifton
The Gulfport Lions
Club welcomed about
40 people Saturday
night for a Christmas
carol Sing-a-long at
their club house on
Tifton Drive. With
tea light candles and
cookies, pastries and
punch, the group, led
by past President Jim
Minder and musician
Norman Xanders, sang
traditional and secular
Christmas carols. In
between sets, Jim
asked the members and guests to recount a particular Christmas memory.
Phyllis Emanuele stood up and recalled growing up poor in Brooklyn and
how her family had never had a Christmas tree. But she would walk the
streets and pick up the discarded boughs of trees bought by the wealthier
families and bring them home to her sister and they would pretend it was a
whole tree. She was moved to tears at the memory, even now, years later. She
never had a Christmas tree until she was married.
The Lions Club serves as a outreach service for people with vision problems.
They have agreements with local eye doctors, who donate their time to help
people with vision-related issues. According to Jim Minder, the Lions expect
to have a lot more people this year who need their help.
"Anyone in the community who needs help with eye exams, glasses or other
eye problems, please contact the Lions Club, we're here to help," Minder
said."We want to educate the community about the services we offer."


12/22


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While nearly 90 percent of teens
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Certified Arborist Over 10 Years
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GREAT YARD WORK- Raking Leaves, Clean
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Dec. 27th, Call for Info. 727-481-4939.
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Known to Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of
Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heav-
en. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immac-
ulate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star
of the Sea, help me and show me here you
are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of Heaven and Earth, humbly beseech
you from the bottom of my heart to secure me
into my necessity (make request). There are
none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary,
conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to thee (3) times. Holy Mary, I place
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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).
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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
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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
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Holy Spirit, you who solves all problems, who
lights all roads so that I can attain my goal, you
who ive me the divine gifts to forgive and for-
get all evil against me and that in all instances
of my life you are with me, I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all things and confirm
once again that I never want to be separated
from you, even in spite of all material illusions.
I wish to be with you, in eternal glory. Thank
you for your mercy toward me and mine.
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347-8298.
WATERFRONT SO. PASADENA- Chateau
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New Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $1000/
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5242.

NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL
$200 Deposit & 1st Month's Rent moves you
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welcome. We gladly accept small pets. Water,
Garbage, Cable Included. $725/Mo. No Credit
Check, Income Verification Only. Call Tim,
727-698-3506.

TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
TOWN SHORES LANCASTER- Deluxe 2BR/
2BA, Waterfront, Excellent Condition. Newly
Remodeled. $1100/Mo. Annual. Free Rent 1st
Month if Rented by Jan. 1st. No Pets. Call 727-
688-7337.
GULFPORT 3BR/2BA, 1800 Ft. 1 Car Ga-
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$1295/Mo. Call Ken, 727-417-1462.
GULFPORT 1,2 & 3BR APTS.- $650-$850 C/
H/A, Fireplace & Hardwood Floors. (Includes
Water! Awesome Location. Call Marie Drew,
727-657-1259.
2BR/1BA/1CG HOUSE-$975/Mo. 2 Blocks
from Stetson, Private Large Yard, Florida
Room, Hardwood Floors, CHA, Very Clean!
Owner/Agent, 727-347-4555.

3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
School and Transportation. Very Spacious.
Closed in Front Yard. HUD approved. 321-
1793 or 644-4519.
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-
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Helene's Realty. 727-410-7076.

LES CHATEAU CONDO- 1BR/1BA, New
Kitchen & Appliances, New C/H/A, Heated
Pool, Clubhouse. Close to Shops/Beaches,
Restaurants & Stetson. $720/Mo. Includes
Water & Cable. 813-671-8530.
SMALL UGLY EFFICIENCY- $130/Wk. Utili-
ties Paid. 727-327-3898.
S. PASADENA-2BR/1BA/1CG-Corner Lot
With Waterview, Fenced Yard & All Appliances
$1150/Mo. Available 1-15-09. 614-348-0399
STETSON AREA- 3BR/3BA & Pool! $1250/
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ficiency, $450/Mo., $300 Security Includes
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452-5942.
1BR COTTAGE- near park and bus line, 1136
16th St. N., $400/mo. + Utilities. 710-0189
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.
727-343-7332.



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We Give You 50% Discount on our
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ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
CHATEAU TOWER-Freshly Painted 2Br./2Ba.
Spectacular View of Bay/Gulf. 16th floor, Bal-
cony. W/D, Front Door Covered Parking. Pool/
Spa, Fitness Room, Secured Building, Annual
Lease. Non-smokers. $1000 mo. 727-798-
4540 or 207-353-4818.
LARGE S. PASADENA CONDO- Waterfront.
1Br/1.5Ba. Covered parking. Small pet OK.
$900/mo. Annual lease. 727-864-3064.
NICE LARGE 1BR APT.- Screened-In Porch,
Fenced-In Yard. 1 Block from Gulfport Art Dis-
trict/Waterfront. $885/Mo. & Utilities. Available
January 1st. 1st, & Deposit Required. 727-
776-9787.
ST. PETE NEAR TYRONE-2BR/1BA, En-
closed Porch, Large Backyard, Newly Painted,
New Tile Floors, Near Tyrone Gardens Shop-
ping/Busline. $795/Mo., 345-7036.
3BR./2BA GULFPORT ART DIST.- Must See!
1600 sq.ft. Sapcious, bright, tile & hardwood.
Private patios, Landscaped. CHA, W/D Pets
OK. $1295/mo. Plus 1 mo. Available now. 727-
793-7055.
QUAINT GULFPORT 2BR/1BA-Home. Nice
Quiet Neighborhood. $700/Mo. plus 1st/last/
Security. Available Jan. 15th 09. Small Pet
Considered with Pet Deposit. 727-692-0775.
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.


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Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
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1260SF, Freshly Painted, New Appliances.
Town Shores Groton Blvd. Over 55. No Pets.
Call 727-204-6767.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 1BR includes
Cable, Water, Internet, Carport, Freshly Paint-
ed. Quiet Brick Street. $650/Mo. & Deposit.
727-776-5544. After 5p.m.
ABOVE GARAGE APT.- 1BR/1BA, Heart
of Art District. Walk to Beach, Restaurants,
Shops. Small Pet OK, $600/Mo. 1st, Last, Se-
curity. Call 727-323-1814.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- 2BR/2BA, Split
Floor Plan. Great Mother/Daughter House.
1130SF home on Large Fenced Yard. Laundry
room with Washer/Dryer plus Large Florida
Room. Many Extras. $1150/Mo, $850 Damage
Deposit. 727-278-4852 or 727-942-7606.
5612 18TH AVE. S.-Gulfport 1 BR Duplex. Just
Remodeled, Wood Look Floors, Light and Airy,
Alley Unit. $650/Mo. Includes W/G/S. 727-343-
9309.
GULFPORT HOUSE- Large 2BR, Large Flor-
ida Room, Laundry Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard,
Quiet Neighborhood. $850/Mo. 727-804-5596.
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/1BA APT. ON-St. Pete Beach, Newly
Renovated, Walk to Beach. Unfurnished, An-
nual Lease. 727-252-9163.
CHIC DOWNTOWN ST. PETE CONDO- Great
Super Bowl Rates! Annual $950/Mo./Seasonal
$1200/Mo. 1010 Central Ave. 1BR/1BA w/Den
& Balcony. Secure Access & Gated Covered
Parking. Luxurious Courtyard w/Pool. On-Site
Fitness Center. Owner/Realtor. Call 727-455-
3556 to See.
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.
GULFPORT APTS- 1BR/1BA Duplex from
$550/Mo (Furnished if Needed).; Lealman
Apts.-Studio Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's from
$550. 727-804-5596.
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.
GULFPORT 3007 CLINTON ST. S.- Wonder-
ful Location! 2 Blocks from Beach, Short Walk
to Town. 1,000SF 2BR/1BA, C/H/A, $875/Mo.
& Utilities. Year Lease, Non-Smoking. Pet OK.
Available After January 1st. 203-710-3195.


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F Wateffront view. Newly Renovated
Secure Building with Lots of
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AMAZING 4BR. GULFPORT HOME- Fenced,
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.


GULFPORT BEACH 1BR/1BA- W/D, Private
Patio, Seasonal $1200/Mo. Includes All Utili-
ties & Cable, 6Mos+ $995/Mo. Small Pet OK.
813-671-8530.
APTS. FOR RENT- St. Pete Beach Efficien-
cies 1 & 2 Bedrooms Totally Remodeled,
Furnished Includes Water, Gas, Garbage.
Laundry On Premises. Close To Bus Stop &
Downtown. 727-410-6599 or 727-822-5929.
Background & Reference Check Required.
SO. PASADENATOWN HOME-Les Chateaux
Condo, 2BR/1.5BA, New Kitchen/Bath, Heat-
ed Pool & Clubhouse, Close to Beach, Stet-
son, Walk to Shopping/Restaurants. Minimum
7 Month Lease, $1025/Mo. Includes Water/
Cable. 813-786-7716. Owner/Agent.
VACATION RENTAL HOME-With Great Su-
per Bowl Rates! Weekly, Monthly, Annually.
Experience Year-Round Tuscany-Like Vaca-
tion Living in a Marina District Gulfport Tour of
Homes' Favorite! 2636 Upton St. S. 3BR/2.5BA
w/Beautiful Lagoon Pool/Jacuzzi. Owner/Real-
tor. Call 727-455-3556 to See.
GULFPORT BEACH CONDO- New 2/1, New
Furnishings. Pool, All Amenities, W/D. Weekly,
Monthly, Seasonal. No Pets. 727-343-1242,
727-776-1353.
VACATION RENTALS- Isla Del Sol Club Ba-
hia, 2/2, Fantastic Waterview, Beautifully Fur-
nished, Fitness Center. Priced Depending on
Length of Rental.
shellrealty@aol.com. 727-867-5536.
GULFPORT VACATION RENTAL SPECIAL!-
Month of January 1-30, $1100 includes all
utilities, cable and all the comforts of a CLEAN
home! Bring a suitcase! Walk to Downtown.
727-418-7272.
TOWN SHORES RENTALS- Nottingham
#604, 1BR/1BA Deluxe, Open Floor Plan/Wa-
terviews, New Carpet/Paint, Semi-Annual.
Kenmore #209, 1BR/1BA, Carport, Semi-An-
nual/Annual. Diplomat #607. 1BR/1.5BA De-
luxe, Beautiful Water Views, Annual. St. Pete
Beach, Upham Beach, Gulf Claridge Condos
Unit #206, 1BR/1BA w/Screened Porch. Up-
dated, New Tile, Carpet, Appliances. Available
Jan, Feb, Mar. 90 Day Minimum. $1400 Inclu-
sive. Call Annie Thompson for Details. SELL-
ERS EXPRESS REALTY, 727-347-0187.


FURNISHED BEDROOM- Share Kitchen &
Bath. Pasadena Area. $475/Mo. 727-343-
6350.


PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL OFFICE -For
Lease. Prime Location. Excellent Signage/Vis-
ibility, Move-In Condition. 6151 Park Blvd. 727-
501-6078.

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Internet/Conference Room. 3530 1st Ave. N.
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Pelican Bay Yacht Club: Bldg. A. #401 Com-
pletely Renovated, 3/2 Corner Unit. BEAUTI-
FUL!! $425,000.
Buckingham 501. 2BR/2BA w/Balcony &
Laundry. Outstanding Open Waterview, Up-
dates Throughout. Beautiful! Priced Reduced
$239,900.
Diplomat 604, 2BR/2BA, 1450SF, New Car-
pet, Tile & Paint. Breathtaking Open Water
iew. Priced to Sell at $174,900.
Nottingham 312, 1BR/1BA, Newer Carpet,
Tile, Paint, H/A. Move-In Ready. A View You'll
Get Used To! $119,900.
Jamison 211, 2/2 Furnished. Bring Your Tooth-
brush! Priced to Sell $132,000.
Dover 207, 1/1, Pet Friendly, Walk to Gulfport
Beach. Only $99,900.
Call Bill Sampson, Jr. Today. BAIRD REALTY
GROUP, 727-776-7280.


MARINA DISTRICT- 2-2/1 Remodeled
Homes. Large Granite Kitchens, New Electric/
Windows/Tile/C/H/A, Etc, Etc. $117,900 Each.
Prices Right for Quick Sale. Not Short Sale.
Call Nelda, 727-418-8948.
BEST BUY IN TYRONE GARDENS II- Large
1BR/1BA Condo. Many upgrades, New A/C,
Hurricane Windows, Blinds, Carpet and more!
55+ Complex. No Pets or Rentals. Priced to
sell. $49,000. Come, See, Compare, and Ne-
gotiate. Call 727-347-2818
END OF YEAR TAX SALE!- Cash Buyer
Bargain! St. Pete Beach-Parkside Condo's.
Professionally renovated throughout, heated
pool, 2 blocks to beach! Fantastic location. 1/1
$99,000 Beach Bargain! 2/1 Corner $139,000.
9060 Blind Pass Rd. # 20 & #23. Owner/Bro-
ker Clay Travis. To View Units Call Sherry 727-
543-8641.


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7232 4th Ave S. St Pete Remodeled with granite and stainless steel kitchen, this alley-access Pasadena home has a private
fenced yard with pool, 3 gorgeous baths, office, family room, and fireplace the old Pasadena house you have been waiting for -
ONLY $400K
111358th St. S. Gulfort This elegant & totally remodeled Spanish home is on 3 lots with huge fenced yard, custom pool
w./birdcage, cathedral ceiling in Ig family mom & separate studio above garage. A Dream For You at only $329,000.

6020 Shore Blvd #712 Wide open water view across Boca Ciega Bay to Don CeSar and the Gulf, pets welcome, 3 mo
minimum lease ok. Must See @ $300K
1847 Shore Drive S #419 Totally remodeled dream with granite throughout, huge CA walk-in closet, large laundry room...
Hard to Pass On @ $300K
1868 Shore Drive S #414 Spectacular wide open water view comer unit remodeled in '07, new windows and one you have
to see to believe @ $249,700.00

12368 70th Street N Pool home in much sought-after Pinebrook Estates, new 16-in ceramic tile, '06 Fibertech pool finish,
fenced yard, and lovely place to call home @ $149,900
885, 67th St St. Pete 3BR with in-law apartment, large fenced yard w/covered lanai newer kitchen and bath, windows
recently replaced your new home is here waiting for you @ $150K

1893 Shore Drive S #308 Spectacular waterview with 23ft of windows overlooking Boca Ciega Bay split 2/1 bedroom layout
best price in building @ $120,000
1868 Shore Dr S #209 Spectacular... light & bright fully furnished 2/2 plus Fl Rm immaculate and nicely updated. 2 heated
pools, and what you have been looking for at ONLY $140K
1868 Shore Dr S #308 WOW!!...fully furnished down to silverware, this light & bright condo has "my new home" written all
Lover it superb waterfront view and to die for water access @ $169,900 (Seller asks for your offer)


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Awesome Location!!! Deep Lot. Excellent
Cash Flow. Priced to Sell $265,000. Marie
Drew, RE/MAX PREFERRED, 727-657-1259.


3043 57th Ave. N. St. Petersburg
Both units fully occupied.
Front unit 2Br, 1Ba, full kitchen. $850
Back unit, 1Br, 1Ba, full kitchen. $400
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TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN PARADISE! 1.3
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Park. Serious inquirees only! Call for more
information, 345-2330.

Completely Updated Lancaster Building #402
2 Bedrooms, 2 Renovated Baths, All New Kitchen, Custom
Cherry Cabinets, NewAppliances, New Carpet &Tile $199,900

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