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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: January 8, 2009
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SInside
this week...
Inaugural Ball At
Gulfport Casino
see page 4

Improvements
Scheduled For
Senior Center
see page 5

Gulfport Dog
Obedience Training
see page 9

Mardi Gras Festival
Seeks Vendors
see page 14

Gulfport Candidate
Ballot Order
see page 16

Lincoln 200th
Birthday Celebration
see page 27

Jewelry, Mineral &
Gem Show
see page 32

Town Shores Golf
Scramble
see page 33

Senior Companion
Training Program
see page 35

Learn About
Trailering Boats
see page 35
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Sea Scouts from different ships work together to haul out
the eight foot dingys used for the dingy pull. The kids are
responsible to putting not only the dingys back in the dingy
shed, but also the 16 foot Catalinas used for the races.
See story, page 47

Yakes' Alcohol Tax Could
Save Small-Town Policing
By Cathy Salustri
"There's definitely concerns
within the hospitality
industry about another tax,
and there always will be."
Gulfport Mayor Yakes

Gulfport's Mayor Mike Yakes has a plan to fund
small town police departments. All he needs is
a sponsor in the Florida Legislature for his one
cent alcohol tax. Yakes' plan-to add a one-cent
tax per 16 ounces of beer or spirits sold anywhere
in the state-would provide funding small-town
police departments as well as correctional facilities
throughout the state.
"Small cities in Florida, with a population of 35,000
or less, would receive funding to retain their local
police department," Yakes said in an interview
with The Gabber early this week.
Initially Yakes asked for one cents per 16 ounces
of beer and lager alone, but recently expanded his
proposal to include spirits as well. In the Tampa
Bay area, Yakes said, a one-cent tax on beer could
result in almost $1.5million revenue each month.
So far, Yakes said, some legislators expressed
interest "but I don't have anybody jumping up and
wrapping their arms around it."
See Alcohol Tax, page 5


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Gulfport Names
New City Clerk
By Greg Stemm
Gulfport city council approved the
appointment of Lesley DeMuth as the
new city clerk at a special meeting on
Monday afternoon.
DeMuth is no stranger to Gulfport,
having served as the city's clerk from
May 1984 to May 1998. She says she
left her position to be more involved with
her three children. Prior to coming to
Gulfport she had been city clerk for the
city of Redington Beach for six years.
Since October 2005 she has been the city
clerk for the city of Seminole.
"I'm very excited about coming back
to Gulfport," said DeMuth. "I always
liked the people and the job. Being a city
clerk is the only thing I've done in my
career so I bring a lot of experience to the
position."
See Clerk, page 9

City Manager, Fire
Chief Update
By Greg Stemm
According to acting Gulfport city
manager Jim O'Reilly the city has
received two proposals from executive
search firms who might act in a capacity
of identifying potential candidates to fill
the open city manager position.
In previous action, council had directed
that any firm which was selected would
need to restrict their search to the state
of Florida.
At Tuesday's council meeting council
postponed indefinitely a review of these
proposals. "I'm not impatient to make
this decision," said Michael Yakes,
mayor.
O'Reilly said that there are four
candidates currently under consideration
for the city's open fire chief position. He
said that he andthe city's humanresource
department were currently interviewing.
The field would be narrowed to two
finalists and then there would be peer
review interviews. The ultimate decision
will be made by O'Reilly.


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Historic Inaugural
Ball in Gulfport
To celebrate the Inauguration of the
44th President of the United States,
Barack Obama, the Pinellas County
Democratic Executive Committee
is hosting an Inaugural Ball at the
Gulfport Casino on January 20. This
event will feature entertainment by
the Vicki Scuteri Quintet and DJ
Randy, with hors d'oeuvres and a
cash bar.
Hosted by the Pinellas County
DEC, the Inaugural Ball will lead off
fundraisingin the new year. Proceeds
from the event will support voter
registration and outreach and other
party building efforts. Above all, the
Ball is an opportunity to celebrate all
of the hard work and dedication that
led to this historic moment.
This is a can't-miss event. The
Ball starts at 7 p.m. and runs until
11 p.m. Tickets are $20/person,
available at the Pinellas County
DEC Headquarters at 2250 First
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Tickets
are also available for purchase at
www.pinellasdemocrats.com. Please
check the website for updates and


additional information, or call
327-2796.

Arbor Day
The City of Gulfport will be honoring
Arbor Day, Friday, January 16th
from 1-2 p.m. at the Gulfport Little
League Field. Several children from
the Gulfport Recreation School Year
Child Care Program will participate
in this tradition along with the City's
Parks Division. A tree will be planted
in this honor as well as small trees
handed out.
We invite everyone to attend to show
their commitment to environmental
stewardship.

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.


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Alcohol tax,
from front page
"There's definitely concerns within
the hospitalityindustry about another
tax, and there always will be," Yakes
said. He believes distributors rather
than bar and restaurant owners
should have to collect the tax,
At press time Yakes planned to
meet with the CEO from MADD and
representatives from the Fraternal
Orderof Police. Ifpassed, thetaxcould
help small-town police departments
that received state-mandated budget
cuts last year.
"We're getting close," Yakes said.
"I'll pay mine and I've talked to a lot
of people who will."

Council Approves
FMLA Resolution
Gulfport city council took action
on Tuesday to bring the city into
compliance with new federal
guidelines regarding the Family
Medical Leave Act. The new
guidelines deal specifically with leave
protections offered to families of U.S.
Armed Forces members.

Senior Center
Capital Outlay
Project Approved
Gulfport city council approved a
resolution on Tuesday approving an
expenditure of $56,250 in matching
funds for a $225,000 state grant
for Capital Outlay projects for the
Gulfport Senior Center.



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The $225,000 grant was approved
by the Florida Department of Elderly
Affairs, but Gulfport needed to
approve 25% in matching funds.
The grant is earmarked for the
following capital outlay projects:
Seal and stripe parking lots $5,500
New Carpeting $11,500
New A/C unit $10,000
Re-roof upper roof section $78,000
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Florida's senior centers.
This appropriation provides for
capital improvements grants for
senior centers construction, as well
as for making repairs and performing
maintenance on existing facilities.
Vice mayor Michele King noted that
the application for this grant was the
last official act that former vice mayor
Ted Phillips did for the city.














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"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 magicalaphrodisiac(?). Telling
tales of his alleged foreign travels and
female conquests, he captivates the
place. Then he 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.


Gulfport Lions
Spaghetti Supper
The Gulfport Lions Club will be
hosting our first Spaghetti Supper
on January 10 from 4-7 p.m. at 4630
Tifton Drive S., right behind the
Gulfport Marina.
The menu will consist of spaghetti
& meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
dessert, coffee and tea. This is an
all you can eat supper so bring your
appetite, your family and friends.
Cost is $7 per ticket. All of our
Gulfport Lions Club members have
tickets, so if you want to pre-purchase
them as any local Lion. Otherwise we
will have an adequate supply of them
at the door.


Our next event will be our first
Pancake Breakfast of the new year on
February 7.
All our events support our
community outreach programs in
sight conservation. Some of the
entities we sponsor are The Florida
Lions Camp for the Visually Impaired,
The Watson Center for the Visually
Impaired, the Conklin Center for
the Multi-Handicapped Blind, the
Central Florida Eye Bank, Southeast
Guide Dogs, WUSF Radio Reading
Service, the Florida Lions Foundation,
our local eyeglass and examination
program, local Scouting and Little
League programs and many more.
So please come out and support your
local Lions.


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Trolley Token Tuesday
City of Gulfport Trolley Coordinator,
Brian Vanin.S\ k. announces that the
new trolley token saver packs will be
available for purchase on Tuesday
mornings from 8:30 p.m. to Noon
at the Gulfport Recreation Center,
5730 Shore Blvd. S.
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Complimentary
Hearing Seminar
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comedy and magic show about
hearing health care on Saturday,
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Audition for
Auntie Mame
The Gulfport Community Players
willbe 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
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Clerk, from front page
DeMuth won out over two other
final candidates which were
interviewed by council members on
Monday morning. The selection of
DeMuth was by unanimous vote of
council. Council member Mary Stull
was not present for the vote due to an
approved absence.
DeMuth has reached an agreement
with the city on a compensation
and benefits package and council is
scheduled to ratify her appointment
at a special council meeting
scheduled for this Thursday at 7 p.m.
Once ratified, DeMuth will give her
current employer thirty days notice.
She anticipates being at work here in
Gulfport on or about February 9.

Dog Obedience Training
Dog Obedience Training will be
held on Wednesdays beginning
January 14th at the Gulfport
Neighborhood Center (1617 49th
St. S.). Times are 6-7 p.m. for adult
dogs six months of age and up. Cost
is $100 for the seven-week session
to be paid at registration. This class
is pre-registration only. Learn the
basic commands of heel, sit, down,
come when called, stay and loose-
leash walking. After completing this
course participants will be eligible to
be tested for The K-9 Good Citizen
Certification. For more information
call Lisa at 772-3631.


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Building Citizenship in the

Community: Back to Basics
On Tuesday evening Gulfport city council approved a resolution supporting
the Florida League of Cities "Building Citizenship in the Community: Back to
Basics". The initiative is an attempt by the league to help educate citizens on
the workings of local government.
According to Mike Yakes, "The city of Gulfport should encourage all
citizens, city government officials and employees to utilize the opportunities
and resources available through this initiative; encourage educational
partnerships between city government and schools, as well as civic groups
and other organizations; and support and encourage all city governments to
actively promote the 'Building Citizenship in the Community: Back to Basics'
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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
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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
i Wed 11am 7pm (same topic)
S 6315 Central Ave.
9|j 727-347-1226
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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
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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. At both the 9 a.m. Direct
Connection Modern worship and
11 a.m. Traditional worship, Rev.
( h.i1'l.- 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: 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.
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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
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707




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The Grass Roots
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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
classical chamber music to blend in
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
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In the Sanctuary this Sunday:
9:00 am Direct Connection Contemporary
with Sign Language Interpretation
and 11:00 am Traditional

"Elephants in the Room:

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Beth-El's annual fine art exhibition
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January 24th, Sunday, January
25th, and Monday, January 26th
at 400 Pasadena Avenue S. in St.
Petersburg. Beginning in 1973 with
only 20 artists,
Art Festival Beth-El now showcases
over 150 national and international
award-winning artists. This highly
acclaimed fine art exhibit and sale
is well known as one of the premier
shows in the Southeastern United


States. Space has grown from one
gallery to six galleries throughout
the facility featuring original
paintings, wood, sculpture, ceramics,
glass, photography and jewelry.
This year's judge, Mark Ormond,
has had a distinguished career in
the art world for over 25 years. He
has served as Curator, and then
Director, of the Miami Art Museum
after a ten-year association with the
Ringling Museum. He is currently
an independent curator, professor,
author, and consultant. Mr. Ormond
will be awarding over $7,000 in prize
money to the outstanding artists in
the show.


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large selection of signed, framed,
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large Outdoor Sculpture Garden will
feature a variety of fun and unusual
pieces for gardens, offices or large
buildings. The expanded Boutique
will offer fine art at moderate prices.
A yearly tradition will continue, as
Art Festival Beth-El will feature
selected works by talented emerging
artists from Pinellas County's 17
public and private high schools. The
Art Festival will award scholarship
money to the schools of the winning
students.
An elegant preview cocktail
reception will be held on Saturday,
January 24, from 7-10 p.m. with
admission of $20 which can be
purchased at the door. Art Festival
Beth-El is free and open to the public
on Sunday, January 25 from 11-5
p.m.with light lunches and snacks
available to purchase. The Avenue of
the Shops, a one-day sale of fun art,
jewelry and crafts, will be free and
open to the public from 10 a.m. to
5p.m. on Monday, January 26. Afree,
special event of local entertainment
that will delight audiences of all
ages will be performed at 11 a.m. A
gourmet luncheon will be served on
Monday at 12:30 with your $15 check
necessary to make a reservation.
Docents will be available during the
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Massachusetts
Society to Meet
The next Massachusetts Society
meeting is January 14 at 1 p.m. at
the Lions Club on Tifton Drive in
Gulfport. The event is their auction.
Bring any usable items. Refreshments
will be served. We welcome all our
Bay State members.

Gulfport Women's Club
Annual Fundraiser
Hold the date! The Gulfport Women's
Club will hold their Annual Card/
Game Party on Wednesday, January
28. It will be a noon luncheon at
Town Shores Auditorium with games


beginning at 1 p.m. Lots of fun,
games and friendships will be had
along with many door prizes and an
auction of generous donations given
by local businesses.
It is best to book a group tables
for your game, so book early. Public
groups are invited.
Donation is $12 with proceeds to
be donated to our schools and our
seniors. For more information or
for tickets, call Julie at 343-6587 or
Petie at 343-6450.

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Animal Fundraiser on February 28.


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art, craft and food vendors along with
live music the length of Beach Blvd.
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games and prizes. For tickets, call
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art, craft and food vendors on
Treasure Island Beach, along with
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Book Discussion Group
The next meeting of the 'Book Nook
Club" will be held on Thursday,
January 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the GFWC
St Petersburg Woman's Club on 40
Snell Isle Boulevard N.E. The book to
be discussed is "Three Cups of Tea"
by Greg Mortensen. Club member
Andi Barlow will lead the discussion.
Guests are welcome to join us for a
pleasant evening at our historic club
house.
For further information on this
gathering, monthly meetings,
Saturday Group and other diverse
activities which include art and craft
workshops, monthly excursions,


weekly sewing group and card games
please call 822-4982.

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If you have never played an
instrument or did in the past but are
out of practice, now is your chance
to join a "New Horizons Band" at
Eckerd College.
There are presently over 100 of
these bands around the country
especially designed for musicians or
"would be" musicians over 50 years
of age. The program's message is
simple: you are never too old to play
an instrument."
An information meeting will be


held at Eckerd College Continuing
Education Center on Tuesday,
January 13 at 7 p.m. The course is 10
weeks long and is offered each term.
If you cannot attend the meeting,
contact the band director, David
Irwin, at 864-7968 or irwinDE@
eckerd.edu for further information.

Free Violinist
Recital at Eckerd
Classical musician Ryan Meehan, a
rising violinist who has been featured
on PBS's "From the Top at Carnegie
Hall" television show and NPR's
"From the Top" radio show, returns
to his hometown of St. Petersburg
to perform in concert on Saturday,
January 10 at 2 p.m. in Lewis House
at Eckerd College. The program will
feature works by Mozart, Faure,
Bach, Ponce, Dvorak and Ravel.
This recital is free and open to the
public. No tickets or reservations are
required. Eckerd College is located at
4200 54 Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.
Call 864-8834 or e-mail Sharon
Jaggard at jaggarsb@eckerd.edu for
more information.


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Candidate Ballot Order Determined
By resolution, Gulfport city council approved the rules and procedures for the
conduct of a lot to determine arrangement of candidate names on the March
10, 2009 ballot. In addition, council had a representative of the League of
Women Voters conduct the lot.
The results of the lot drawing were as follows: In Ward 2 the order which
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In Ward 4 the order will be Samuel Henderson; Courtland Yarborough; Mary
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Barbara Brownsell, So. Pasade-
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my three grandchildren, and four
great-grandchildren. I am always
so happy when they visit and I am
so proud of their accomplishments.
My granddaughter Hana, who is
17, plays classical flute for different
bands at school and she was invited,
along with her Mother, to play in the
Macy's Day Parade New York. Her
Mother plays with the group Second
Time Arounders, a music group in
St. Pete. Unfortunately, when they
marched in the parade, we couldn't
see them on TV. But we have seen
Hana play onstage at the Mahaffey
Theatre twice and that was thrill-
ing. She is so talented and her music
brings me such joy. I would also like
to add that my husband George and
I have been married 60 years; not
many reach that milestone, do they?
He also brings me much j, '


Frank Macintyre, St. Pete: "For
me, an example of pure joy is watch-
ing kids play and have fun. They are
so spontaneous and free-spirited and
there is something so joyful in that. I
snow ski a lot and it's always amaz-
ing to see these little kids with ab-
solutely no fear, get up on skis and
really cruise. They almost always
get it right away and when you hear
their unpretentious laughter, you
can't help but fe 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


Lota Lee, Pinellas Park: "Singing
is what brings me the most joy! My
husband Jay and I come to Gulfport
on Saturday to Pavilion Six, to sing
karaoke and dance. I started sing-
ing at 70 and my husband encour-
aged me; he loves to sing karaoke.
I've always just been too busy and I
never thought I could sing anyway.
One night, we were at a karaoke bar
and my husband asked me to come
up and sing with him. Now, normal-
ly I don't drink, but when he asked
me to sing, I has two drinks to get
my courage up. When he asked if I
was ready, my lips were numb, so I
thought I could get up there. Once
I got on that stage, I was hooked! I
like to sing country because it's easi-
er to sing. Now I have no fear and we
sing twice a week. We visit and en-
tertain at ALF's and then of course,
we sing at the Pavilion in Gulfport.
We've developed a lot of friendships
here and it's such a nice social gath-
ering. Basically, I'm a show-off so
singing with my friends makes me
very happy."


Liz Tanquay, So. Pasadena: 1 I boyfriend Nick is awesome, he's very thoughtful
and I love waking up to his face every morning. He works very hard at making a better
life for us. We had dated for almost two years and then broke up. I moved to Orlando
with a friend and took a job there. I was there about a year, but missed my family in St.
Pete so much, I moved back here and took a serving job at a restaurant. But Nick was
always in my thoughts and I always wondered what he was doing and how he was. After
a year back in St. Pete, somehow he found my MySpace page and left me a message,
saying that he wanted to see me. The funny thing is, I didn't check my messages for
almost three weeks... he later told me that the wait was awful for him. He said he had
gone to all my old haunts, looking for me and that he too had been thinking about me a
lot. So I called him and told him I would meet him. He was so nervous when he came
over to see me and it was like a fairy tale. We talked for almost five hours. We moved in
together last August and it has been just wonderful. He brings me flowers and always
seems to think about me. He writes me poetry. I am so grateful that we found our way
back to each other again; I always thought we were soul-mates. He truly brings me the
most joy in my life."


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Letters
Many Thanks to this
Wonderful Community
Dear Editor: I just want to say
thanks to Gulfport for being there
once again! My second bout with can-
cer has given me great strength from
my many friends and acquaintances
in Gulfport.
They stepped in and took over which
relieved me immensely in my Sal's
Town Shore Restaurant. I would
have had to shut down without their
assistance that was always there
when I needed it.
Not only were you there for me, but
also for my good friend, Renate, who
was going through the same sick-
ness. She was able to find her way to
a better life with the help of the same
friends, family and acquaintances
from Gulfport. She was joined by the
Orange Team of Hospice that made
her passing comfortable and peace-
ful at home surrounded by those who
loved her and her trusty dog, Tootsie,
a rescue dog that she loved dearly.


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I could not have made it this far.
People do things you don't expect.
And this happened not just once, but
twice. It was incredible.
Gulfport is a family community.
You can rely on them. They are my
Florida family.
Sally Gillogly

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January 12 beginning at 8 a.m.
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right by entering your paintings
in The Treasure Island Art Guild's
first show of the new year. Mem-
bers may enter up to two paintings
on January 8 between 9 a.m. and
1 p.m.
If you are not a member, we in-
vite you to become one and enter
the show. On January 10 at 1 p.m.
there will be a reception for the
winners of the show. Ribbons will
be awarded. There will be an art
demonstration. Refreshments will
be served.
It all takes place at The Treasure
Island City Hall Auditorium, 120
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How is Your
Legal Health?
(Part III)
(This Article is Part III in our series
of articles on your legal health.)
MARITAL STATUS
During your legal checkup, a re-
view of your marital status may un-
cover certain aspects of the marriage
which you may wish to address. For
example, couples may desire to enter
into prenuptial agreements or sepa-
ration agreements to help avoid dis-
putes in the event of a divorce.
Prenuptial agreements or separa-
tion agreements can address prop-
erty rights, child support, child cus-
tody and visitation rights you may
have regarding your children. These
agreements can be finalized before or
during your marriage. Unmarried
couples who are living together may
desire to enter into an agreement
to specify expected rights and re-
sponsibilities which are similar to a
prenuptial or separation agreement.
Prenuptial and separation agree-
ments can additionally specify how
to value assets which were jointly
obtained such as a home, retirement
plans and investments.
ACCIDENTAL INJURIES
Accidents can occur in your auto-
mobile, at home or at your work-
place. As a result, you may be en-
titled to compensation from someone
who caused or contributed to your
injury. Compensation for personal
injuries may include lost income, re-


imbursement of medical expenses,
money for disabilities as a result of
the accident and pain and suffering
which you endured during a recovery
period. Many times, compensation
is paid through an insurance com-
pany which has coverage for those
who contributed to your accidental
injury.
EMPLOYMENT
Legal problems may arise in the
workplace. Federal laws protect
employees against discrimination
by employers. However, there are
specific procedures which must be
followed and time restrictions on the
filing of a claim or lawsuit.
PURCHASE OR SALE
OF A HOME
The purchase or sale of a home
probably is one of the largest invest-
ment decisions you will make in your
lifetime. As a result, it is important
to avoid unfavorable contract provi-
sions in your sales agreement. Also,
the real estate agent's listing contract
should be carefully reviewed so that
you understand what your rights and
obligations are under the agreement.
If you are buying or selling a home,
a review of all documents by an at-
torney may save you time, money
and aggravation so that your inter-
ests are protected and the sale can be
completed.
by Robert J. Myers, Esq.
Robert J. Myers is managing attor-
ney of the Estate and Trust Division
of Maney & Gordon, P.A., located at
1135 Pasadena Ave. So., Ste. 140, St.
Petersburg, FL. The telephone number
is 727-347-5131. Mr. Myers welcomes
calls regarding this article and other
related legal topics. This column out-
lines general legal principles and is
not intended to give you legal advice.
If you have a specific question about
the law, please consult an attorney.


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.
Refreshments willbe served. Call 867-
6861 or visit www.stpeteshellclub.
org.

Woman's Club Holds
Craft Competition
Members of the GFWC St.
Petersburg Woman's Club at 40 Snell
Isle Boulevard N.E. are getting ready
for the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
on Friday, January 9 at 1p.m. A
variety of works will be on display
such as quilting, crocheting, bead
work, painting and photography to
name a few. Guests are welcome to
attend, refreshments will be served.
Winners from this event will go on to
the Regional Federation of Woman's
Club Arts & Crafts competition in
February.
For further information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and other
diverse activities which include
art and craft workshops, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing group and card games please
call 822-4982. The St. Petersburg
Woman's Club has been serving the
community since 1913.


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ACROSS

1 Twitch
6 Gear for Bobby
Fischer
15 Coffee variety
16 Cockpit aid
17 Fatty acid
18 Rapacious
19 Roofing sheet
21 Rainbow
22 Hosp. hot spots
23 Actress Perez
25 Islam's holy book
29 Spar
30 Scottish sword
32 Burns' brook
35 Platform
36 Little stinger
37 Peter, Paul and
Mary tune
41 Evergreen
42 Suit to
43 Cretan ruler, of
myth
44 Coastal cities
47 Russian flyer
48 Senator Thurmond
49 Himalayan hulks
51 Secreted
54 Slump


56 Former Haitian
president
58 Preakness entrant
62 Bandleader Shaw
63 Worship
64 Lay a new lawn
65 Paper vendor's
stall
66 To Autumn poet

DOWN

1 Struck
2 Kind of bear
3 Maples
4 Lusitania or
Lollipop
5 Pasta
6 Ann and May
7 July-October,
in the Gulf
8 It warms
Burgundy
9 Pop
10 Baseball manager
Anderson
11 TV laughfest
12 Don't Bring Me
Down grp.
13 Crag
14 Pig's pad


20 Tot's ailment
24 Exclusive
26 Spring harbinger
27 "There
atheists in the
foxholes."
28 Requirements
29 Archer's item
31 Pompeii coating
32 Deep fissure
33 Speedy
34 Mr. Winkle Goes
: '44 film
35 Jingle
38 Whale intro
39 Diplomat
40 Hair apparent?
45 Conundrums
46 Nebraska tribe
471002
50 Tendency
51 sore spot:
irks
52 Ding-dong
53 Feats
55 Dusseldorf deity
57 Shoe shaper
58 Skedaddled
59 Thirst quencher
60 Fill with fear
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By Matthew Margolis

Don't Get Rid of
the Dog, Get Rid
of the Problem
When faced with a problem, we have
essentially three choices: 1) ignore
it, 2) dispose of it, or 3) confront it. If
you're a parent, the choice you make
in these moments sends a clear mes-
sage to your kids. Taking the easy
way out time and again is not lost
on a little one. They're watching,
they're listening, they're learning.
How many four-letter words uttered
in the heat of a moment have come
back to haunt a parent at the most
inopportune time?
I'm happy to report that at least
one family rang in the new year on
the right note. This family -- moth-
er, father and two sons -- adopted a
beautiful 4-year-old standard poodle
from a shelter. They brought the
newest member of their household
home, and she promptly proceeded
to make it her own -- urinating and
defecating all over the place, and all
but devouring a rather expensive


piece of furniture.
Truth be told, the grown-ups re-
luctantly explained, Mom and Dad
hadn't really wanted a dog at all, but
they did want to please their boys.
So they compromised and agreed on
an older dog, thinking that would
be easier than a puppy. Two blinks
later and they knew how wrong they
were. So the story goes.
The top three reasons people give
for dropping their dog at the local
shelter are: 1) moving, 2) divorced
and 3) allergic. The actual reason,
though, is almost always more com-
plicated and most likely involves a
behavior problem that could have
been easily resolved with some basic
training. With a person, a little in-
formation can be a dangerous thing.
With a dog, it can work wonders.
The cold, hard truth is that shelters
are filled with dogs formerly owned
by people who felt it was simply
easier to dispose of the problem -- by
their lights, the dog -- than deal with
it. Thankfully for one recently res-
cued poodle, the stuff this particular
family is made of is much stronger
than that.


After a couple of weeks of puddles,
messes, stained carpets and de-
stroyed objects d art, they asked
themselves the question: What did
we get ourselves into? And then they
called me.
Today, not only are all five of them
living a much happier and more har-
monious life, but each of them is an
active participant in the fulfillment
of the obligation they made as a
family to their new canine compan-
ion. As parents, our most basic wish
for our children is that they grow up
to be responsible, fulfilled adults.
When done right, owning a dog is
one of the best ways to set your kids
on that track. When done wrong, the
damage to their sense of responsibil-
ity can be profound.
Responsible people don't hide from
or shirk their responsibilities. They
acknowledge and deal with them,
even when they become difficult.
They are not afraid of them, but
rather, confront them head on in an
effort to improve the lives of all in-
volved. There's a reason I end every
other column with: Don't get rid of
the dog, get rid of the problem. We
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Green Beans
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SPCA Pet of the Week
Lilly is a delicate flower that will keep you company and
give you lots of affection. Lilly has a super soft coat and
lovely green eyes. She is very loving and likes to have her
chin rubbed. She arrived at the SPCA Tampa Bay because
her owners had to move in October and couldn't take Lilly
with them. Now she is hanging out at Lake Seminole Ani-
mal Hospital waiting for a home. She is also very friendly
she would be a purr-fect companion. She's gentle and playful and sure to win
a place in your heart. Contact the SPCA Tampa Bay 586-3591 or visit Lilly at
Lake Seminole Animal Hospital to give Lilly a forever home in 2009.


Foster a Fast Friend
This week's greyhound is Jay, a white and fawn male. Jay
is currently living out his retirement at our Gandy Blvd.
Kennel. Is that any kind of retirement? He's still stuck in
a crate most of the time. We really need foster homes so
the dogs can become accustomed to living in a house. It's
fun to foster and doesn't cost you anything because food,
flea and heartworm meds are supplied by our volunteer
organization. If you would like to volunteer with Greyhound Pets of America
please contact us on 595-7852 or visit our website: greyhoundpets.com or come
see us at the Tyrone PetSmart on most Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Call first
if you want to meet a specific dog.




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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
As an ever-evolving human, there
may never be a time when you do
not need to forgive someone else or
yourself. So you make forgiveness a
habit. This week's experiences help
you further master the skill of letting
grievances go. You have so much to
do that you don't have the energy to
harbor negativity.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
There's a litany of juicy tasks you
want to sink your teeth into and
Wednesday's opportunity allows you
to soon cross something off the list.
Education is needed to do it right.
Your quest for knowledge connects
you with interesting people, however
don't discount your own instinct. You
know more than you think you do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Here's
something to come to terms with:
Loved ones may never behave as you
would prefer. Let the reality liberate
you. So, the world is not under your
control -- great! This week you'll
be surprised and enthralled by the
unfolding splendor, watching it like
a movie. When it's your turn to act,
you'll play it with grace.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just
when you were starting to wonder
who you've become, this week brings
an opportunity to do something that
is more authentically you. Follow
your impulses, no matter how
outrageous they seem. You may be
exercising muscles you haven't used
for a long time, ones that support the
rare agility to be yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your
passion is controlled and powerful.
Actions spurred by fervent emotions
bring surprising changes and a
feeling of fulfillment much richer than
expected. These changes are pieces of
a bigger puzzle, showing you better
ways to live. Cast this thinking into
the future to snag those little things
called dreams.
GEMINI (Il.I. 21-June 21). You've
been responsible, accountable and


dependable. Now it's time to be
distant! Your ambitious aims are
met through travel. Foreign ideas
tempt your imagination. Far horizons
promise to open your world and
mind. And, if youire looking like your
passport picture, you probably need
the trip. Bon Voyage!
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The
expectations of those around you seem
to be in opposition of your nature.
Why do they want you to be other
than that which you are? Perhaps
they just don't know you well enough.
Let them get to know the real you.
Fly those strong opinions, interesting
habits, wicked talents and charming
flaws.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The
difference between familiar love
and the love you show the general
public is worth pondering this week.
When you treat your family with the
same polite manner that brings you
acclaim from those you encounter
in the workplace, you strike it rich.
Make this behavior a habit and your
senior years will truly be golden.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This
week tests your tenacity. So if it
seems you are perpetually being
sent back to the drawing board, it's
not because your ideas are poor; it's
because you are being groomed to
take your rightful place among those
who you have long admired. Keep
coming up with new solutions and
applying them with gusto.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If it
seems your mission has been filled
with struggle, you can relax -- the
trial is soon complete. A healthier
version of life is taking over and by
Thursday you will be confident in
the change. This weekend the self-
portrait you present to the world will
achieve your desired effect; everyone
you encounter will be mesmerized.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Trust
the belief system that has gotten you
this far. Stick to your principles, but
be flexible about the pace at which you


proceed. Fast or slow, you will arrive
at exactly the right moment. This
weekend, exercise has a profound
effect on your sense of emotional
well-being. Keeping that in mind is
easier said than done.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Love and accept yourself. As you do
this more, the approval of others
matters less. And yet, when you don't
need that constant flow of admiring
attention, you somehow attract
abundant amounts of it. If all could
find the degree of self-acceptance
that you find this week, the world
would be at peace.
This Week's Birthdays: You're a
passion magnet. You draw out the
wild emotion in others. You find
unexpected ways to do this, which
intensifies your effect. Over the
next 10 weeks, you have a knack for
projects and various involvements
that others find fascinating. You
could add numbers to a group, get
people to attend events, sign up
several new members to a club or sell
large amounts of a product or service.
The money picture brightens in May.
Close relationships thrive in June.
Commitments ensue.


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
Weather permitting

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Lincoln's 200th
Birthday Celebration
The Historic Gulfport Casino
Ballroom has ben selected as the
site for the Bicentennial State
Dinner honoring President Lincoln's
200th birthday on February 12. The
celebration resembles a White House
State Dinner with all the pomp and
ceremony associated with functions
at the White Hosue. Guests will
arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres
and cash bar. The sit down dinner
will begin at 7 p.m. The theme of the
program is "The Hand of Providence"
and will focus on the providential
nature of Lincoln's presidency.
The dinner is the brainchild of
Father Wayne C. Genereux, O.de
M., Administration of the Most
Holy Name of Jesus in Gulfport and
sponsor of this year's dinner.
Tickets are $40 per person with
reserved seating and are available
at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Church, 5800 15 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. Tickets will not be available
at the door. Tables of 8 at $40 per
person may be reserved. Corporate
sponsorship is $450 per table of 8. Lee
Roy Selmon's is catering the event.
Patrons who reply by January 15 will
be guaranteed seating. Seating after
January 15 will be on a first come
first serve basis.
Proceeds to benefit the Most
Holy Name of Jesus Life Teen
Ministry. The program is open to
all youth regardless of race, creed
or national origin. Their programs
help many teens at a critical time
in their lives. They also work for the
betterment of others and the less
fortunate in our community. Call
347-9989.


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In'09!


The New Year is here and now is the

time to get back in shape. We can help!


Former YMCA Participants may join
January 17-24 and pay NO joining fee!*

All members that join in January receive a FREE
coupon book valued at $250!*


YMCA Open House

Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 am-12 pm
*FREE Health Screenings *Aerobics Jam *Nutritional Seminar
*FREE Ballroom & Hip Hop Dance Classes
*Tae Kwon Do classes*Art Show*Spin Class*Program Information

Jim & Heather Gills YMCA
3200 First Ave. South, St Petersburg
(727) 328-YMCA (9622)




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Sqrengteng fadleB.. oane member aa dase.

YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and bodyfor all.
We will turn no one away for the inability to pay, where need is demonstrated and available funds exist.
*certain exclusions apply


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

REMINDERS & UPCOMING
EVENTS
Tomlinson Skate Park Sticker-
Purchase New Sticker-All skaters
will need to purchase new Skate Park
stickers. Annual cost $5 res./$10 non-
res. Consent forms are available at
the Recreation Center, 5730 Shore
Blvd. S., Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Skaters ages 17
and under must be accompanied by
a parent and show proof of residency
for registration.
ACTIVITIES
Adult Basketball- Thurs. 6-9 p.m.
Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
PROGRAMS
School Year Child Care Program-
Grades K-5, (up to age 14on in-service
days). Annual reg. $15 res/$100 non-
res. Monthly rates are $133 res/$266
non-res. Extended care available for
an additional cost.
Teen Night -Teens, age's middle
school to 17. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9
p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$20 non-res.
Tot Time Program-Children ages
3-5 year olds. Class times are from
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Annual reg. $15
res/ $100 non-res. Monthly rates for
the 2-day program are $33 res./$66
non-res, the 3-day program are $55
res./$110 non-res and the 5-day pro-

S Gulfport
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY, JANUARY 19
FOR DR. MARTIN
LUTHER KING, JR. DAY.
PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS:
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discus-
sion groups were inspired by the book The
Six Questions of Socrates. Author Chris-
topher Phillips traveled the world to lead
informal groups, engaging people in the
manner of the ancient Greek philosopher,
for whom "the questions are more impor-
tant than the answers." Thursday, Janu-
ary 8 at 10:00 am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
January 8 at 6:00 pm.
Scrapbookers Club for Teens &
Adults: Bring your pictures, books and
questions, and prepare to have a great
time! Make beautiful pages of memories
for yourself and your family. Some sup-
plies available, but you furnish your own
12x12 scrapbook album. FMI, contact Kay
Boatwright 893-1074. Saturday, January
10 at 1:00 pm.
28


'enter 5730 Shore
gram 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-Tues., 10 a.m. Noon. In 6 les-
sons 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 un-
til 8:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 10am. Your first class is
free. Fees are: monthly $32, drop in
$10 a class, or a 8 class pass for $56.
Call 727-729-9410 for more informa-
tion or online at www.NiaStPete.

Library 5501 2
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays,
January 10 and January 24 at 2:00 pm.
Presented by Pat Brinkley.
"Twenty-One Legal Puzzles": An en-
tertaining and informative program pre-
sented by our local chapter of Brandeis
University Women. Monday, January 12
at 1:00 pm.
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of
monthly book discussions continues as we
meet to discuss Mary Doria Russell's A
Thread of Grace. Join us for coffee, light
refreshments, and lively conversation.
Pick up a discussion guide and reserve
a copy of the book at the Reference Help
Desk. Thursday, January 15 (coffee's
ready at 10:00 am, talk starts at 10:15).
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, January
24 at 1:00 pm. FMI, call Kay Boatwright
at the Library, 893-1074.
Short Stories Discussion Group: Pre-


Blvd. So 893-1068
com
Streetwise Self-protection &
Empowerment for Women-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-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.
Gulfport Walking Club -Tues. &
Thurs., 9am-Noon. Please wear com-
fortable clothes/footwear and bring
water bottle. Call John at 893-1079
for more info.
Yoga-Thurs.-6:30-7:30 p.m. Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and re-
laxation. All fitness levels are wel-
come. Bring a mat and water. $35 per
month, $10 for a drop in. Please call
Maureen at 381-2166 for more info.

thAve. So. 893-1074
sented by local chapter of Brandeis Uni-
versity Women. Monday, January 26 at
1:00 pm.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writ-
ers: Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction:
By appointment only--contact Alex Hooks
at the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.
Books. Audio Books. Music. Videos.
Computers. Internet Access and Free
Information: Did you know that the Li-
brary has Internet-connected computers
for your use, free of charge? ... our readers
check out about 7,000 books, audio books,
music CDs, and videos each month? ... we
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to everyone, especially those who signed
up for library cards in the last month-
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evening Monday through Friday, and all
day Saturday! Don't forget to check out
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Senior Center 550 27th Ave. So. 893-123


Phone Distribution for Hearing Im-
paired- Tues. Jan.. 20, 9:30-11:30am. Call
399-9983 for eligibility criteria. No cost to
qualifying persons.
Video Exercise with Phil-Start the
New Year right by exercising with Phil in
our new Fitness Room every Tuesday at
10:30am. We will be using a variety of ex-
ercise videos.
Candy Bars-World's Finest Chocolate can-
dy bars are now available at the Senior Cen-
ter for $1.00 per bar. Proceeds will benefit
the Senior Center Foundation. Great value
that includes a coupon for Subway!
New: Elder Law Clinic-Need help with
wills, living wills, powers of attorney, health
care surrogate forms? Volunteer attorneys
will be available on the 3rd Friday of every
month from 9:30-11:30am. Call now for an
appointment on Fri. Jan. 16. Must be 60
years of age or older, reside in Southern
Pinellas County and meet income guide-
lines. Call for more info.
Special Presentations-Must Call to Re-
serve:
Mon. Jan. 12, 2pm by CVS: Cost Effective-
ness of Generic Medicine and Brown Bag
Medicine Review.
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle-Tread-
mills and one recumbent cycle are available
for registered Senior Center members. Must
provide medical release form from your doc-
tor. Forms available at Center.
Italian Language/Dance Classes -Begin-
ners, Advanced and Conversational classes
meet at 6pm every Thursday. Advanced and
Conversational Italian Languages continue
at 7pm. Italian folk dance (Italian Style)
offered at 8pm (no 3rd Thurs.) Newcomers
welcome.
Italian Film Mediterraneo-Tues. Jan.
13 at 7pm. Academy Award Winner for Best
Foreign Language Film in Italian with Eng-
lish subtitles.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabetic Ed-
ucator 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 every
Monday at 10am except the 2nd & 4th Mon-
day.
Health Insurance Questions?-SHINE
Counselor Sarah Peel can help you with
your Medicare, Medicaid questions or bill-
ing problems and help you select an appro-
priate Medicare Part D plan. Call now for a
one-on-one appointment.
AARP Driver Safety Program-Every
first and second Tuesdays, 12:30-4:30pm.
Fee:$14 ($2 discount for AARP members).
Must attend both classes. Call Susan at
(727) 343-9044 to register or visit www.
aarp.org/drive.
Support Groups
Support for Hearing Impaired 1st & 3rd
Monday at 2pm
Support for Visually Impaired every 2nd
and 4th Mon. at 2pm
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Support for Caregivers- every Wed. at 2pm
Cards & Games
Beginning Bridge Class Every Tues. at
1:30; Wed. at 6:30pm
Bridge Club- Every Tues & Thurs. at 2pm
Bingo- Every Fri. at 1pm
Euchre Every Tues. at 6:30pm
Game Day Every Mon. at 1pm
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-noon
for qualifying Gulfport residents. Proof of
income and address required for new cli-
ents.
Movie in Hickman Theater Driving
Miss Daisy, Mon. Jan. 26, 1pm.
Quilting Club Every Tues. at 10am.
Writers Group Every Fri. at 10am
Wii Players Wanted-Come bowl with us
every Thursday at 1pm and again Fri. Jan.
16 at 1pm. Newcomers welcome.
Yoga Yoga will resume on Wed. Jan. 7 at
1:30pm.
Visual Drawing/Painting-Class (now
filled) meets Jan. 9 and 23, 3-4:30pm with
instructor Oliver Norden.
Investment Discussion Group-The In-
vestment Discussion Group will offer a spe-
cial presentation by Raymond James repre-
sentative Cliff Cook "Closed End Funds" on
Wed. Jan. 14 at 10:30am. Newcomers wel-
come. The Investment Group meets every
Wednesday.
Part-Time Employment-Apre-test for de-
termination of qualification as a 2009 part-
time census taker will be offered on Thurs.
Jan. 22 at 1pm. Reservations required. Pay:
$10/hrplus transportation costs reimbursed.
Must be 18 yrs/up. Bring Driver's license or
other ID and Social Security Card.
Crime Watch Meeting-Topic: Domestic
Violence. Mon. Jan. 12 at 7pm.
Coming Soon Health Fair-Our annual
Health Fair will be held the last week of
January with something special planned
for every day! Mon. Jan. 26: Fitness Cen-
ter Open House with Sarah Peel, 9am-noon;
Presentation: "How to Dress Smart in To-
day's Economy", 10:30am. Free haircuts,
manicures, massages, facials, l0am-noon
(first come/first serve). Tues. Jan. 27: Free
health screenings, 10am-noon. Presenta-
tion: "Look Good, Feel Good", 11:15am. Wed.
Jan. 28: Presentation "Safety Tips & How
to Get up from a Fall", 10:30am; Free bal-
ance screenings, 10am-noon. Cooking Demo
with Karen Saley, 11:30am including lunch:
(Must get meal ticket in advance, cost $1 for
one candy bar). Thurs. Jan. 29, Line Dance
Lessons with Carmela Nesci, 9am-10:30am;
Lighten Up with Laughter by Leslie Gibson,
RN/Hospice, 10:30am; Exercise with YMCA
Group, 11:15am.
Flea Market- Fri. Jan. 30, 9am-noon.
Entertainment Fair-Free entertainment
in Hickman Theater by "Steve Wayne" on
Fri. Jan. 30 at 1pm. Great songs from the
40's, 50's and 60's. Free refreshments fol-
lowing the performance. First come, first
serve.


Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. So./893-1070
Exercise Class-Monday &
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
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HICKMAN
THEATER
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5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Gulfport Community Players
presents the comedy
"THE SILVER WHISTLE"
Jan. 8-25
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.,

Tickets $15, Call 322-0316
Also available at Gulfport
Casino, Eileen's Resale
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Sun., Jan. 11, 6-10 p.m. $7
Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced,
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing

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

Wed., SWING DANCE
8-11 p.m., $7
6-8 p.m. Lessons

Thurs., SALSA DANCE
7-10 p.m., $7
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Local Obituaries
GIBSON, JOHN C., at the age of
90, after a long and healthy life, John
passed away suddenly at his home in
St. Petersburg, Florida on December
12th. He lived the first 84 years of his
life in the city of Chicago and at the
home he built himself in Oak Lawn,
IL. In Florida, he enjoyed a beauti-
ful view of the Boca Ciega Bay from
his apartment window. He served in
the Navy during World War II and
worked as an electrical engineer
specializing in telephone circuitry.
He also entertained many with his
natural ability to play classic rag-
time piano pieces. He was preceded
in death by his wife Shirley, his son
Glenn, and his brother Raymond. He
is dearly missed by his daughter and
son-in-law, Diane & Rodney Schmidt
and granddaughters Julie & Jill; his
daughter-in-law Kay Gibson and
granddaughter Lori Gibson; his sis-
ter Ilamae Webber; eight nieces and
nephews; and his dear friend Eleanor
Pence.

HERBERT, FRANK JR., 89, of
Gulfport, died Jan 2. Interment ser-
vices will be in Asheville NC. Obit &
guestbook at www.davidcgross.com.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366
Central Ave., 381-4911.


RAFTERY, KATH-
LEEN, of Town
Shores, Gulfport,
passed away on Fri-
day evening after a
courageous battle
with cancer. She was
born in Newark, New Jersey on Au-
gust 8, 1948, daughter of Marie (Gal-
lagher) Carlin and Danny Carlin of
New Jersey. She was educated at
St. Cecelia's High School and gradu-
ated from Englewood Cliffs College
in New Jersey in 1969. After several
years of teaching elementary school,
she entered the insurance business
where she was an underwriter for
thirty years. Most recently, Kath-
leen was employed as a secretary at
the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church
in Gulfport. Kathleen enjoyed Irish
music and looked forward annually
to the cruise of the Irish Stars with
her husband, Ray. Both members
of the Irish American Club, Kath-
leen was secretary for the organiza-


tion for several years. Active in the
ministries at Holy Name Catholic
Church, she was also head of the Eu-
charistic ministers and a member of
the St. Mary and St. Ann societies.
Kathleen loved to entertain and of-
ten hosted annual Christmas, Fourth
of July, and other holiday get-togeth-
ers at her home. She is survived by
her husband, Raymond Raftery of
Gulfport as well as several siblings,
a brother Bill, and his wife Kathie of
Ohio, sisters Maryellen Mahler and
husband Michael of Virginia, Betty
Ann Mahler and husband Matt of
New Jersey, Margaret Bergbauer
and husband Bill of New Jersey,
and her aunt Catherine Carlin also
of New Jersey. Kathleen was pre-
deceased by her father Danny, most
recently of Gulfport, and her mother
Marie (Gallagher) Carlin. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to
the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
- 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater,
FL 33760. A funeral mass will be
held Thursday, January 8 at 2 p.m.
at Holy Name Catholic Church. AL-
ife Tribute Gulfport.


RAVELLI, ARDITH JANE, 90,
of Bloomington, IN and formerly of
South Pasadena, died peacefully on
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at Gold-
en Living Center in Bloomington.
Ardith was born Jan. 12, 1918, in
Chillicothe, OH. She is a graduate
of Chillicothe High School and also
of a business college. She had a full
life that included good friends and a
loving family. For many years Ardith
volunteered at the Palms of Pasa-
dena Hospital in South Pasadena, as
well as the Elks Club in St. Peters-
burg. Survivors include a daughter,
Jane Stevenson Gantz and her hus-
band, Walter of Bloomington; grand-
children, Rachel Gantz Fingerhut of
Chicago, David Gantz of San Fran-
cisco, and great grand daughters,
Aleni and Lilia Fingerhut. She is
also survived by step-daughter, Mar-
cia Williams of Chesapeake, VA and
her children Amy Williams Trujillo &
Bradley Williams, as well as stepson,
Michael Anthony and his wife, Linda
of Sun City Center, and their chil-
dren Michelle & Matthew Anthony.
Ardith was preceded in death by her
parents, her daughter, Ann Steven-


son, and by loving husbands, Bur-
ton Stevenson, Harold Anthony, and
Thomas Ravelli. A private memorial
service will be held in Bloomington in
the Spring. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to the National
Alzheimer's Association or to South-
ern Care Hospice of Bloomington, IN.
Day Funeral Home in Bloomington
is in charge of arrangements. Online
condolences may be given at www.
mem.com.

STANTON, JOHN JOSEPH JR.,
"JACK" 66, of Gulfport, passed away
Dec. 23rd, 2008. A native of Queens,
NY, Jack graduated from Brooklyn
Technical High School and Newark
College of Engineering, earning ad-
vanced degrees from Stanford Uni-
versity and Adelphi University. He
proudly served his country through
two tours of duty in Vietnam with
the United States Navy, during
which he was awarded the Bronze
Star for valor in combat. He went on
to a distinguished career with the
United States Environmental Pro-
tection Agency from 1971-2000. Jack
is predeceased by his parents, Clare
Bernadette Stanton and John Joseph
Stanton, senior, and his brother-in-
law, Eugene Walsh. He is survived by
his daughter, Kelly Trotter, and her
husband, Andrew; his son, Joseph
Stanton; his sister, Clare Finlay, and
her husband, Peter; his sister, Cath-
erine Walsh; and his former spouse,
Antonia Stanton. Jack was a devoted
grandfather to his beloved grandchil-
dren, Chloe Stanton and Hugh, Jack
and George Trotter. A memorial Mass
will be held on Jan. 2nd at St. Pan-
cras Roman Catholic Church at 72-22
68th Street, Glendale, NY, with buri-
al at sea following. A memorial Mass
will be held on Jan. 16th at 3 pm at
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
in St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers,
the family respectfully requests me-
morial contributions be made to the
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund in sup-
port of military personnel and their
families at ww.fallenheroesfund.org
or Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, 1 In-
trepid Square, West 46th &12th Av-
enue, New York, NY 10036. Please
sign the online guestbook at www.
blountcurrymacdill.com Blount &
Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill
Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609.



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Obituaries (con't.)

In Memoriam


ELSIE KINCAID
Words cannot express our heartfelt
thanks to all who helped and donated
items and their time for the benefit
and memorial for our beloved Elsie.
Being from a small town in West Vir-
ginia, Gulfport is our home away from
home. Every individual and business
involved showed such an outpouring
of compassion. Special thanks go out
to Collyn Lockame, Lori Russo, Jen-
na Fraga, Janice and Fran and staff
at Domain Food & Spirits, Sherri
and Barb and staff and musicians
at Gulfport on the Rocks, Mark and
Emily Kaplan, Dwayne and Bobby
and Jill for their beautiful music and
Joel for his awesome memorial ser-
vice. There are so many businesses,
vendors and individuals too numer-
ous to mention who gave and you
know who you are. Our most sincere
thanks, love and appreciation go out
to you all.
Lisa Haught, John DeRosa, Angie Haught,
Ashley Kincaid & Pete Saastat

In Loving Memory
MAX M. KWASNIK
Jan. 11, 1995
We do not need a special day to bring
you to our minds and heart. The days
we do not think of you are few and
far between.
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By George Brierley, Commander
This will be my last article for
the Gabber. I will be resigning as
Commander of this Post. My wife
and I are moving back to New York
to be near our children. I want to
thank everyone who has supported
me through the years, we will miss
each and every one of you.
Sunday breakfast is back, cooked to
order. You get eggs, bacon or sausage,
potatoes, toast, juice & coffee for only
$3.50. Side dishes are also available.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11
a.m.
Friday, January 9, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fries, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7.75. The
second entree will be veal parmesan
with spaghetti, roll and butter for


$6.50. Saturday, January 10, the
Color Guard will be grilling steaks
with salad, baked potato, roll, butter
and dessert for $7.75. All dinners are
served from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Friday and Saturday night
from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the best
band around and I know you will
enjoy dancing and listening to their
great music.
Monday and Fridays, Marlin will
be playing and singing in the lounge
from 3 to 6 p.m. Come in and listen
to some good entertainment.
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from
2 to 5 p.m. Lunches are not served on
Monday or Saturdays.
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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.

Gem, Jewelry and
Mineral Show and Sale
The members of the Pinellas Geo-
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and mineral clubs will be showing
their cut gems, silver and gold jew-
elry, inlay work, intarsia, wire wrap,
beading, cabachons, ornamental min-
eral eggs and collections of rocks and
minerals for your viewing pleasure
and purchase on Jan. 16-18 in the
Parkside Room at the Largo Cultural
Center, 105 Central Park in Largo,
one block east of Seminole Blvd.,
south off East Bay Drive. Hours are
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
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Happy 2009 to all! Welcome to a
new year and we all look forward to
a wonderful year on the golf course.
The golf scramble will be held on
Saturday, January 31 at the Terra
Ceia Bay Country Club.
This outing is open to all Town
Shores men and women residents
and guests. For those who are new
to Town Shores, this is a fun day
on the links, followed by a delicious
lunch and prizes. Get your foursome
together or the committee will pair
you up in another group.
January's price will be $43.50
and will include golf, cart, lunch,
beverages and prizes.
Check in will be between 7:45 and
8:05 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30
a.m. Coffee is served after one signs
in at the Pro Shop and you pick up
your score card.
Please call for reservations and turn
in money by Monday, January 26.

Join Soroptimist
International
Did you make a New Year resolution
to join a woman's service club and
do more for your community? Now
is your chance to meet the women
of Soroptimist International of
Holiday Isles (SIHI)-"Women helping
Women". Please join us on Sunday,
January 11 from 5-7 p.m. for a social
gathering at Middle Grounds Grille
featuring wine and hors d'oeuvres.
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SIHI. For more information, please
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By Sibylle Stajich
Civic Association
Hope you all got well and happy into the new year and will come to our
first meeting of the Civic Association which will take place on Wednesday,
Januaryl4 at 1:30 p.m. in Hibiscus Hall. It's to be a Wine & Cheese Party with
Elvis Live as the entertainment. Members $5, non-members $7. Come andjoin
us for a pleasant afternoon. Call Agnes at 347-5292 for reservations.
Cultural Arts Events
Author Gail Pleasants will be the guest speaker on January 29 from 3-4 p.m.
in Hibiscus Hall. She'll present her book 1\ I 11nk.-y Puzzles".
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Learn how to put your creative
thoughts together and write them
down. Meet others with similar
interests and exchange ideas. Class
begins Friday, January 9 from
7-8:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Recreation
Center. Call Rosiland Miller at
381-1030 for more info.

Jewish Genealogical
Society to Meet
The Jewish Genealogical Society
of Tampa Bay will meet at Gulf
Coast Jewish Family Services,


14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater on
Sunday, January 11 presenting
Howard Margol speaking on The
Latest Developments in Lithuanian
Research A social with refreshments
and library access begins at 1:30 p.m.
and the featured program starts at
2 p.m.
The basics of Lithuanian research
are generally well known but what
are the latest developments in
researching Lithuanian records
and obtaining the best results? Mr.
Margol will provide that information
to enable you to further your research.
Much of what he talks about applies
to research not only in Lithuania, but


also in other parts of Eastern Europe
with particular emphasis on Latvia,
Eastern Poland, and Belarus.
Anyone interested in learning how
to do Jewish genealogical research is
invited to attend. Beginners as well as
experienced researchers are welcome.
For information on the organization
or directions to the meeting call Sally
Israel at 343-1652.

News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
Hello to all from everyone at VFW Post
#39 located at 2599 Central Avenue.
We've been around a long time. So
long in fact that we are getting ready
for our 90th Anniversary celebration
on January 17. There will be a social
hour at 4 p.m. and a catered dinner
will be served at 6 p.m. We have a few
tickets left. If you would like to join
us for the festivities, we'd love to have
you do so. The tickets can be picked
up at the canteen for a $20 per person
donation.
Saturday you are welcome to stop by
from 8-11 a.m. for breakfast. You can
get a full breakfast for a donation of $4.
Sunday we have Nascar and football.
Monday the Post is closed. Tuesday
through Friday we observe happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. So come get happy.
You are always welcome at Post 39.
There's always something to do. We
have a very nice game room. There
are many fine exhibits in the Military
Memorabilia Museum. We are always
involved in many community and
veterans activities, so see you soon.
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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 willbe 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
in Clearwater. Applicants should be
interested in being trained to provide
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 successfully
complete 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.

Learn About
Trailering Boats
The St. Petersburg Sail and Power
Squadron will be conducting the


next in their series of two hour
evening seminars on Wednesday,
January 21 when the topic will be
"Trailering Boats". Instruction is
free, materials are $30. Additional
family member without materials is
$5. Maximum of 20 students; pre-
registration required. Class held at
St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250
Second Avenue SE, Demens Landing
in St. Petersburg. Visit www.boating-
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Gulfport Elementary
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By Pat Dunham
Gulfport Elementary is having a yard
sale fundraiser on February 7 from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. on the school grounds.
It's no secret that our schools can
use some help financially. We have
found a great solution that can help
everyone in three ways. The school
can benefit from the needed funds.
You can help by donating items you
no longer use. And for those of us
who are challenged in these economic
times, you can shop for clothes, toys
and just about everything from soup
to nuts and save lots of money.
Here's your chance to help the
children in our community as well as


yourselves with great bargains. So
get busy cleaning the closets, garages
and toy bins of your good used items
and drop them off at the school during
school hours in boxes or sturdy black
bags. Any yard sale leftovers are also
welcome. You can call for a pick up.
Besides your donations, we need
volunteers to help sort and price
items and man the tables at the
event. We can also use volunteers
with trucks for big items or large
amounts needing picked up. Gulfport
Storage and The Storage House have
kindly donated space for us to store
everything until the big day.
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call Pat Dunham at 321-5379.


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Pinellas Trails, Inc. will hold a work
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January 14 in the new Largo Library
in Largo. The new Library, at 120
Central Park Drive, is located right
across from the Largo Cultural
Center. This meeting is open to the
public. Bring a friend.

MARSP
The St. Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet at 11:30
a.m. on Tuesday, January 13 at the
Piccadilly Cafeteria, 1900 34 Street
N. Our speaker, John Chase, will
discuss the decriminalizing of drugs.
On February 10, Joy Katzan-Guthrie
will return with another music
program. Save the date.
For more information, call President
Laura Nordstrom at 865-9867.

Town Shores Super
Bowl Party
All you football fans and those who
just like to party, mark your calendar
for February 1. Town Shores will be
showing the Super Bowl game on the
big screen. A light meal will be served
to all those attending. This party
is open to all residents and guests.
More information such as time, price,
etc. will be posted on your bulletin
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Effective Marketing
Are these tight economic times
hurting your company's bottom
line? Does your club or religious
organization feel the squeeze?
"Effective Marketing in Tight Times"
is a two hour workshop that gives
you skills to affordably market,
advertise and take advantage of
public relations opportunities..
"Effective Marketing in Tight Times"
willbe offeredWednesday, January 21
from 10 a.m. until noon at J.W. Cate
Recreation Center, 5801 22 Avenue
N. in St. Petersburg. Led by Marie
Stempinski, President of Strategic
Communication, this workshop will
offer participant participation and
a handout including a sample press
release and a list of major media
contacts.
Among the things you will learn
are:
* The difference between marketing
and advertising;
* How to identify target audiences;
*How to write an effective press
release;
*How to get the most bang for your
buck;
*How networking can boost your
bottom line.
For more information contact the
J.W. Cate Recreation Center at
893-7751. Register early because this
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Health Fair Week Schedule, January 26-29

Flea Market & Entertainment Fair, January 30
Gulfport Senior Center
5501 27 Avenue S.
727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231


Monday, January 26
9 a.m.-noon
Fitness Center Open House
10 a.m.-noon
Free Beauty Treatments
(first come, first serve)
10:30 a.m.
How to Dress Smart
in Today's Economy
1 p.m.
Movie in Theater
(Driving Miss Daisy)

Tuesday, January 27
9 a.m.-noon
Fitness Center Open House
10 a.m.-noon
Free Health Screenings
11:15 a.m.
Presentation: Look Good,
Feel Good

Wednesday, January 28
9 a.m.-noon
Fitness Center Open House
10 a.m.-noon
Balance Screenings
10:30 a.m.
Safety Tips/How to Get Up
from a Fall


Wednesday, Jan. 28 (con't.)
11:15 a.m.
Cooking with Karen Saley
Advance Ticket (Lunch $1 on
exchange for candy bar)
1:30 p.m.
Yoga (bring mat)

Thursday, January 29
9 a.m.-noon
Fitness Center Open House
9-10:30 a.m.
Free Line Dance Classes
10:30 a.m.
Lighten Up with Laughter
11:15 a.m.
Exercise with YMCA

Friday, January 30
9 a.m.-noon
Flea Market

1 p.m.
Annual Entertainment Fair
Theater Performance
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celebrate the centennial of its incor-
poration, October 12, 1910. We'll be
reminding you every week with an
interesting old photograph from the
Collection of the Historical Museum.
See if you can identify the people
S places, and above all the decade o
each picture as it comes along. Tc
make it a little bit of a challenge, we
won't publish the correct caption un-
til the following week.
LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
Shown in last week's photo: The
Pasadena Nursery, which supplied
the Rolyat Hotel with thousands ol
tropical plants and flowering shrub
for its grand opening in 1926. The
nursery was located between the
13th and 14th fairways of the Pasa-
This church had a lovely nickname and a prominent location in Gulfport. dena Golf Course along what is today
What and where was it? Answer next week. Premier Drive.
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5301 28 Avenue South
Historical Society
to Meet
The first meeting of the new year
for the Gulfport History Society
will be on Tuesday, January 13
at 7 p.m. at the Museum, 5301 28
Avenue S. Guest speaker will be
a representative of the Gulfport
Senior Center who will discuss
the Center's many services.
Refreshments will be served.

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.

Town Shores
Red Hatters
Just a quick reminder that the
January Bunko game is being held
tomorrow, January 9 in the clubhouse
lounge from 1-3 p.m. Also, money for
the bus to and from Tampa for the
cruise on January 22 is due Friday,
January 9. Call Judy at 344-7558 for
information.
If you are interested in the play
"Kiss Me Kate" at the St. Petersburg
Little Theatre on Sunday, February
8 please call Marcia at 384-0188 to
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Ginkgo Biloba Bust
In the largest clinical trial ever spe-
cifically designed to test a drug or
supplement for Alzheimer's preven-
tion, researchers at the University
of Virginia say ginkgo biloba failed
to ward off the effects of dementia.
Gingko is a unique species of tree,
indigenous to China, with no close
living relatives. Earlier research
has suggested that ginkgo extract
possessed an ability to protect brain


cells from amyloid-beta plaque for-
mation, an affliction of Alzheimer's
disease.
But the eight-year University of
Virginia study found no such pro-
tection. Researchers randomly as-
signed 3,000 people -- average age
79 -- to take two ginkgo pills daily or
two placebos. All of the participants
were free of Alzheimer's disease or
other neurological ailments at the
start of the study.
After an average of six
years, scientists found that roughly


the same number of people taking
the supplement or the placebo devel-
oped dementia, usually Alzheimer's.
"This is tremendously disappoint-
ing," said study co-author Steven
DeKosky, a neurologist.
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The combined cost of recommended
childhood vaccines tripled between
2000 and 2008 to roughly $1,500 per
child, a price rise that has effective-
ly reduced the number of children
receiving the immunizations and
raised fears of renewed outbreaks
of measles, chickenpox and other
childhood diseases.
PHOBIA OF THE WEEK
Paralipophobia -- fear of ne-
glecting duty or responsibility.
BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
When you laugh, you expel a short
burst of air up to 70 miles per hour.
STORIES FOR THE
WAITING ROOM
In a 16-week study, research-
ers found that obese patients who
were simply offered money for every
pound shed were more effective at
losing weight than those who were
just given standard diet advice. Un-
fortunately, many of the paid diet-
ers put the pounds back on when the
study -- and the cash -- ended.
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OBSERVATION
We longed for a child all these
years and now we are very happy to
have one in the twilight years of our
life. -- Rajo Devi of Hisar, India, who
gave birth (with the help of in vitro
fertilization) to a girl at age 70
LAST WORDS
Doctor, do you think it could have
been the sausage? -- French poet
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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.

Beginners Watercolor
with Margo
Always wanted to paint, but never
really tried? Here is the 12-hour
course to start you on your way!
One two hour lesson each week
for six weeks will show you how to
discover your own abilities and turn
blank sheets of paper into your own
creations! Located at the Gulfport
Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd.
S. starting Tuesday, January 6 at
10 a.m. The cost is $60 payable at the
first lesson. Call Margo at 347-1859
for more information.

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 ('Ih.rilyv 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
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Following are some of the calls that
Gulfport Police responded to during the
past week.

Friday 12/26
Trespasser- 1400 BIk 49th St. S.
Fight in Progress- 4900 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 5800 BIk
58th St. S.
Theft- 5800 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 4900 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Hit & Run- 2600 BIk 45th St. S.
Suspicious Person- 5300 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Saturday 12/27
Disabled Vehicle- 1400 BIk 58th Ave.
S.
Trespasser- 5400 BIk Shore Blvd. S.
Animal Complaint- 5100 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- 2800 BIk 49th St.
S.
Burglary- 5000 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 5700 BIk 19th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 BIk 59th
St. S.
Robbery- 2600 BIk 48th St. S.


Suspicious Person- 1000 Blk 49th St.
S.
Suspicious Person- Tomlinson Park.
Sunday 12/28
Suspicious Vehicle- 5500 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 3000 BIk Beach
Blvd. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 4900 BIk 31st Ave.
S.
Criminal Mischief- 6200 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Trespasser- 5400 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Theft- 5300 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Monday 12/29
Suspicious Vehicle- 5300 BIk 8th Ave.
S.
Noise Complaint- 5100 BIk 16th Ave.
S.
Trespasser- 1800 BIk 51st St. S.
Theft- 6300 BIk Vista Verde Dr. E.
Theft- 700 BIk Freemont St. S.
Theft- 5500 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Theft- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 6200 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5200 BIk 20th Ave.
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Theft- 2800 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Road Hazard- 2800 Blk Dupont St. S.
Noise Complaint- 5400 Blk 14th Ave.
S.
Tuesday 12/30
Noise Complaint- 1300 Blk York St. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 1100 Blk 64th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2200 Blk 52nd St.
S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2600 Blk
47th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 2600 Blk Miriam St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 6300 Blk Pasa-
dena Pt. Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 5700 Blk 17th
Ave. S.
Burglary- 5300 Blk 14th Ave. S.
Arrest on Warrant- 2900 Blk 58th St.
S.
Burglary- 2700 Blk Skimmer Pt. Way. S.
Trespasser- 1000 Blk Hull St. S.
Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
15th Ave. S.
Wednesday 12/31
Suspicious Circumstances- 2600 BIk
58th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1400 BIk 56th St.
S.
Hit & Run- 5300 BIk 7th Ave. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 5900 BIk Shore Blvd.
S.
Noise Complaint- 1200 Blk 58th St. S.
Hit & Run- 5000 BIk 27th Ave. S.
Thursday 1/1
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 14th Ave.
S.
Fight in Progress- 5900 BIk Bayview
Cir. S.
Drunk Person- 2200 BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1800 BIk 56th
St. S.
Burglary- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Lost/Stolen Tag- 5900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5200 BIk Fairfield
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1500 BIk Gray
St. S.
Hit & Run- 2500 BIk 49th St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 2600 BIk Tifton
St. S.
Robbery- 5300 BIk 18th Ave. S.
Drunk Driver- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.

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Crime Awareness Meeting
The Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Program will be hosting a
Domestic Violence Program at our January meeting. Our special guest speak-
ers will be Judge Susan Bedinghaus, Attorney Brett Szematowicz of the State
Attorney's Office and Attorney Brett Berger from the Public Defender's Office.
This promises to be a well rounded presentation so we hope you will join us
and help spread the word! The meeting will be on Monday, January 12 at
7 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27 Avenue S. For more information,
contact Jeri Reed at 327-3509 or at Jrvolunteer@aol.com.






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.

A Good Start for 2009!
Sophie's Attic Thrift Shop, a
mission outreach of the First United
Methodist Church of Gulfport, is
ready to serve you. We are located
near the corner of 53rd Street and
28th Ave. South. We are open every
Friday and Saturday morning from
9-12. We want to give you ideas so
you can dress well for different events,
and enjoy some new-to-you clothes
for very little money! We have many
blouses, slacks, skirts, shorts, and
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Phil at 865-2226.

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and most resolutions already have
been forgotten. Why? Because we
make promises we cannot keep, set
goals that have no structure, and
effectively remove all likelihood of
sticking with our resolutions.
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Jan. 1: I never will eat again. See
what I mean? That is unrealistic, un-


reachable and, even worse, not very
much fun. I'm proposing that this
year, we team up for some highly
entertaining group resolutions that
will help us stick together and, in the
end, keep us focused on this journey
we're taking to financial freedom. In
that spirit, I propose the following:
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up, tear up the paper, excuse our-
selves, or do whatever we must to get
those offers out of our faces.
--We will not spend coins. From this
moment on, we will spend only bills,
no coins. Even if the tab comes to
$4.02, we will hand the clerk $5 and
pocket 98 cents in beautiful change.
At the end of each day, we will depos-
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tacles. Oh, the fun we'll have seeing
the money multiply as it turns into
viable savings stashes.
--We will stop all the annoying tele-
marketers who invade our homes
without our permission. As soon as
we realize we have a telemarketer on
the other end of the line, we'll inter-
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your do-not-call list." Then we'll go
to the National Do Not Call Registry
at www.DoNotCall.gov and register
our home and mobile numbers. Then
we'll be registered officially, and if we
receive calls from telemarketers, we
can report them.
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each quarter to "opt out." The law
gives us the right to tell the credit
bureaus not to sell the information
in our credit files to credit market-
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"opt out," we have given them per-
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previous opt-out instructions. So as a
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quarter to renew the opt-out for ev-
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minutes. You can opt out online, too,
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the opt-out information posted by
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Jubilee Year of St. Paul
Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed
June 28, 2008 through June 29, 2009
to be the Jubilee Year of St. Paul. It
is the 2000th anniversary of the birth
of the great apostle, preacher and
teacher.
In keeping with the spirit of this
great year, a one week Open House
will be held at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, 1800 12 Street N. in
St. Petersburg. All are welcome to join
in this week of "Prayer for Christian
Unity". The church will be open for
prayer Monday, January 19 through
Friday, January 23 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. each
evening. A prayer service will be held
each evening beginning at 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 25, is the Feast


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for the Feast of the Conversion of
St. Paul will be held on Saturday, 5:30
p.m., Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bishop Lynch
will be the principal celebrant at the
6 p.m. Mass on Sunday, January 25.
All are welcome to St. Paul's Church,
especially during this Jubilee Year.
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assisted living facilities to investigate
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By Jerri Reed
The following is a Position Statement
of the Gulfport Crime Awareness &
Prevention Program. This statement
is in regards to the recent convenience
store robberies.
The recent armed robbery of the
Joy Food Mart is not indicative of
Gulfport being a bad place nor is it
indicative of a bad location, a racial
issue or anything done wrong by the
store or the clerks. It is, however,
indicative of the lack of responsibility
and accountability that is rampant
in this day and age. Though it would
be nice, we cannot legislate common
sense and respect.
The Gulfport Crime Awareness &
Prevention Program would like to
request support of enforcement of the
ordinancesthatpertaintoconvenience
stores having two clerks on duty and
limiting the window space utilized
for advertising. This would allow for
more visibility into the store by law
enforcement and others, decreasing
the chances of illegal activity. Many
law enforcement agencies opt to
not enforce this issue stating they
don't have the time or resources. We
challenge the City of Gulfport to be
the leader in enforcing this issue not
only for the safety of the clerks but
also for the safety of the customers,
our citizens. Are they not worth the
time?
Additionally, we would like to throw
out the idea of convenience stores
utilizing dye packs just as banks
do. Perhaps this would increase the
chances of catching the robbers.
Even with all of the above, there
will still be robberies. However,
convenience store clerks are our
neighbors and some of the hardest
working people. Should we not do
everything possible to help keep
them safe? And keep our citizens and
children safe?
We encourage people to shop in
areas that are mindful of safety. Is
the area well lit? Can you see in the
store, or are the windows covered
with beer/soda displays and signs? If
they are covered, there is no chance
anyone will see an armed robbery in
progress! Is that where you want to
be?


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Sailing along with the

Gulfport Sea Scouts


Both boys and girls are taught how to operate the boat winch that
raises and lowers the boats into the water.


By Leigh Clifton
In 1910, the US Chapter of
the Boy Scouts ofAmericawas
founded as a means of helping
young men achieve the core
objectives of strengthening
character, personal fitness
and good citizenship. In
1912, The Sea Scouts were
formed as an answer to the
young men, ages 14-20, who
were interested in maritime
activities and had graduated
from the Boy Scouts. It
is from this pool of highly
trained young men that
the government in WWII
culled boat and submarine
captains and sailors with
much needed marine skills.
The Sea Scout units began
to be known as ships. The
age-old terms skipper, mate,
boatswain, coxswain were
used to describe the various
ranks of the Sea Scouts and
are used today to delineate
the positions within the
organization.
The Sea Scouts Ship 915,
sponsored by the Boca Ciega
Yacht Club and the City


of Gulfport, held a regatta
in November at the BCYC
bay basin where they were
joined by Sea Scout Ship
912 from Eckerd College,
Ship 956 from Dunedin, Ship
118 from Orlando, Ship 185
from Apollo Beach as well
as Venture Explorer Troops
310 and 46from Hudson and
Port Richie. The Venture
Explorers, a division of Boy
Scouts, are not sailors but
rather hikers and campers,
so this regatta at BCYC was
a whole new world for them.
The BCYC and Gulfport
Yacht Club members lent out
their boats and the kids got
to sleep on them, with adult
supervision. For some of the
Venture Explorers this was
the first time they had ever
been on a boat. The BCYC
also provided breakfast and
a cookout for the boys and
girls, who ate like hearty
teen age sailors.
The Cats Point Regatta,
commissioned on November
8, 2007 was the first time
a regatta had been sailed


here in Gulfport and was
sponsored by BCYC Sea
Scout Ship 915 and Eckerd
College Sea Scout Ship 912.
Each Ship has a sponsor
and there are approximately
15-18 kids per ship.
"The purpose of Sea Scouts
is to provide youth with the
opportunity to make moral
and ethical decisions in a
controlled environment and
to practice leadership skills
in a youth-led organization,"
say Assistant Ship 915
Skipper Tony Angel. "Sailing
on a boat in open water really
makes the kids understand
the value of teamwork and
discipline. They can apply
what they learn in school,
like math, science, chemistry
and physics to the practical
applications of charting,
wind speed, sail blocking
and navigation. It also
teaches them the value of
self-discipline; they have to
listen to their elected Youth
Pilot, who in charge of the
ship. He is 'at the wheel' and
he or she is the one who gives
the orders."
The Regattas consist of
training in an open boat
and everyone gets time
at the wheel. The Scouts
must memorize all the
parts of the ship, so they
can handle the boat in an
emergency situation. They
also participate in eight foot
dingy races and tug of war,
designed to help with balance
and coordination. They must
also answer questions and
are tested on points of sailing.
At one point Skipper of Ship
915 Joel Hyme, who also
runs BCYC Sail School, gave
a demonstration of proper
flare handling; however
someone had neglected to
inform the Gulfport Police,
who showed up with sirens
wailing, wondering what


the bright flying object
streaking across the canal
was. The Gulfport Fire
Department was on hand
to help demonstrate how to
use the fire extinguishers
that are required by the
US Coast Guard for every
boat and let the kids put out
controlled fires.
The Cats Point Regatta
was a first in this area, but
Joel says that the National
Sea Scouts organization
was so impressed with
how well Gulfport, BCYC,
and Gulfport Yacht club
handled it that they plan
on having one next year in
the fall, hopefully making
it an annual event here in
Gulfport.
Ship 915 has been out
on four day sails with gale
conditions. Nothing teaches
a young sailor the value of
knowledge learned from Sea
Scouts faster than seven
foot seas and 30 knot wind.
On one particular sail, they
tore the head sail and had
to sail with just the main.
Eventually, they had to
put in on the lee side of the
overpass by the bridge and
wait the storm out. Tony says
they loved it. And it taught
them to work together.
"Sailing in all weather
is so important; it teaches
these kids how to handle the
sea and all its moods," Tony
explains.
Says915Ii1pp.r-cJoelHyme,
"learning to sail gives a child
a sense of accomplishment
that is difficult to achieve
in other venues. Belonging
to Sea Scouts gives them
positive and supportive peer
acceptance."
These kids truly are
amazing; they can really
sail.


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Bocce Ball Rolls on at Town Shores

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Audrey Luzenski takes her stance and prepares to bowl her Bocce ball down the court, trying
to knock friend Cathy Lorup's ball out of play. The competition is friendly but they good-
naturedly rib each other; they've been friends for a long time and used to live in the same
town in Pennsylvania.


By Leigh Clifton
The Egyptians played it with polished
rocks in 5200 BC. The game made its
way to Greece in 800 BC. The Greeks
introduced it to the Romans, who used
coconuts and then later, used hard
olive wood to carve out round balls.
The Romans, in turn, introduce it to
the Empire. Thus the age-old game
of throwing balls at a target, tagged
by the Roman's as Bocce Latin for
boss, was born. It is with this rich
history that the Bocce Ball Club of
Town Shores carries on the tradition
of Bocce, playing competitively twice
a week.
According to Town Shore's Bocce
Ball League President Judy Zielinski,
Bocce has been played at Town
Shores for at least 30 years and at


present has almost 300 players and
social members from the surrounding
buildings of the complex. This 45
minute game is played on the two
carpeted Bocce courts at Town Shores
Monday through Thursday. Games
begin at 1 pm, with the exception of
Thursday; the game starts at 10 am.
"Strength is not a necessity for this
game," Judy explains. It' really a
game of finesse and you'll find that
most of our seniors are very good at it.
It's a passive form of exercise, a great
social event and they take their Bocce
very seriously here."
Bocce rules are fairly simple. There
are two teams of four, and two different
sets of colored balls, red and green.
Picked at random, one team member
throws the Pallino, a small white ball,
down the alley and the game is to try


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and get your particular team's colored
ball closest to it. If all four of your
teams balls are measured as closest
to the Pallino, that is Bingo and gets
you four points. Of course, the other
team's objective is to knock your balls
out of the way and get theirs closest
to the Pallino. While the game can be
played to 15 points, the Town Shores
club plays to 12. They play three
games at an outing. The scoring is
similar to baseball, with a percentage
basis determining who is winning
over the season. Each building has at
least one team and the buildings play
against one another. There is also a
bit of good-natured smack talk that
goes along with the play...
"A game to 12 can last up to an hour
and a half," says Bocce player Cathy
Lorup. "That's a long one for us, but
usually ours are about 45 minutes,"
she says as she bowls a ball that kisses
the Pallino. That's a perfect shot and
will be tough to beat. The gallery
watching on the sidelines gives her a
hand, which she graciously accepts...
she 's a good player.
Judy says that Bocce is a great
exercise for anyone, young or older.
"We have 90 year olds, we have
handicapped players, players who
are legally blind and one Alzheimer's
patient, Cindy, who will sometimes
forget what color ball she's throwing,
but she never forgets the game. She's
a really good player."
Town Shores has quite a few great
Bocce players. Al "Mr. Bocce" Brown
seems to have a healthy competition
going with fellow player Gino
Menarangele, who is 89. Gino, who
is originally from Italy, is a Champion
Bocce Player and has a toured the
world playing Bocce tournaments.
The Town Shore Bocce courts are
equipped with lights for night playing
and the courts are open to all Town
Shores residents when the Bocce Club
is not playing. Judy says a lot of the
residents will come down to the courts
in the summer evenings, when the
weather cools down.
The dues are a modest two dollars to
join the club and the monies collected
go towards funding two dances held
during the year.
"We think it's wonderful to have
activities that get us moving and out
of our apartments," Judy says.
Watch out, Audrey Luzenski has just
knocked Cathy's ball out of play... the
crowd goes wild....


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

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
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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.

U.S. Census Jobs
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Interested in helping with events or
even taking a shift in the office? The
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce is
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For more information please call 344-
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Lighting a Path to Peace in 2009


Photo by Greg Stemm
Gulfport resident Yarrow Ries, left and St. Petersburg resident Peter Crockett light 108
candles before the First Light Service held New Year's morning at 7 a.m. at the Quaker
Meetinghouse in the Old Southeast section of St. Petersburg. 108 is an important number
in Buddhism because it symbolizes the 108 temptations that faith says one must endure to
achieve nirvana. First Light is an interdenominational service where participants may offer
prayers for peace for the new year in any religious tradition. Quakers, Buddhists, Catholics
and members of other faiths were present at this year's event which celebrated its tenth
anniversary. First Light services were started in 2000 by the 17th Karmapa, the spiritual
leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Buddhism. Today, services begin at 7 a.m. on new
year's morning at the International dateline and are then are held in each time zone as the
new year dawns around the world. In addition to the service held in St. Petersburg, in the
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Waseboar e clean windows, furniture,
n & tile & grout. Floors sipped & waxed
CaCommeocial Residential


GARY'S
CARPET CARE
Home/Automotive, Leather. Deep Scrub/De-
oderize Included. Home Prices Negotiable.
Quality Work at Reasonable Prices. Licensed/
Insured. 727-343-3103, 727-439-3103.
CARLA'S AFFORDABLE CLEANING- Reli-
able, Reputable and Experienced. Free Esti-
mates for New Customers. 727-729-9882.
FANTASTIC CLEANING SERVICE!- De-
endable, Experienced. From Ceiling Fans to
baseboards & Windows. Great Rates. Week-
ly Bi-weekly, Monthly Move-ins/Outs Karen,
385-6895.

WE GO THERE! 321-6965
WANT A SPARKLING CLEAN HOUSE?- We
Clean & Organize w/Earth Friendly Products.
Call Kat & Company. Local References. 727-
328-0354.
SQUEEKERS CLEANING SERVICE-Home
& Business, Move In-Move Out. Regular/One
Time Cleans, Free Estimates, Custom/Spring
Cleaning, Minnie & Gail, 727-768-1165, 727-
623-6344.
We don't cut corners...
We clean them!
Lisa's Home Cleaning, Plant/Pet Care.
Lic#2557. 727-898-2474, LisaWidere@AOL
com
50% OFF FIRST CLEAN
IF QUALITY MATTERS
Call Happy Homes Maid Service. 727- 563-
MAID(6243) Free Estimates, Pet Sitting. Li-
censed/Bonded, Insured.


* $16.95 per room carpet cleaning
(3 room min.)
* Upholstery Cleaning
* Water Extraction


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* Truckmount & Portable

"Serving the area for 22 years"
ASK FOR LIZ OR BILL
Licensed&hisured 895-2349


SCampas
Cleaning, Inc.
Professional Window Washing Service
(727) 481-1605
Condos From Homes From
$383" 68'
Call For FREE ESTIMATE
"Best Prices In Town"
Licensed Insured
Since 1989





Computer Servic
Repair ..Internet Caf6.
Repair Microsoft Office 2007 FAX/ATM
30 Years Experience Hours: Tues.-Sat, 0am-8pm
Sun. & Mon., 10am-6pm
3037 Beach Boulevard
NtM' 388-3493
YOUR COMPUTER YOUR HOME- Free Esti-
mate (In Gulfport). Fair Rates, Senior-Friendly,
Tutoring. 24 Years Experience. Phil Will Help.
727-204-7288.

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


FREE ESTIMATES Any Size Job. Service
Upgrades. Fuse to Breakers, Insured Master
Electrician. Home Generator H/Ups. Call Rob-
ert, 455-1099. C-6443/ER#14346.
PHONE JACKS $65
Low Voltage Wiring, Home Theater, CATV,
Computer Networking, Licensed (C-10036) &
Insured. Visa/MC. 727-547-8001.

ALLWORK DONE BY OWNER-Troubleshoot-
ing and Repairs. Remodel, Service Calls, Fus-
es to Breakers. Barnes Electric, since 1980.
Lic#EC13002693. 727-409-4364
BULLOCK ELECTRIC, INC.-AII Your Electri-
cal Needs. 34 Years Experience. Service Up-
grades And Remodels. Residential/Commer-
cial. State Certified Electrician. EC0002886.
Free Estimates. 727-330-0838, 727-243-
7770.
BILL DURETT ELECTRIC Fuses to Break-
ers, Upgrades, Electrical Repairs, Ceiling
Fans, Room Additions. Licensed & Insured,
EC13003067. Call Bill, 642-5706.

WAGNER ELECTRIC
CONSTRUCTION
Serving Pinellas County Since 1991
Residential and Commercial
Lic. # ER13014090

Service Calls $60





B&B ELECTRICAL
SOLUTIONS
We Have the Solutions to Your Electrical
Needs. Lightning Protection. Fuses to Break-
ers, All Electrical Repairs & Installation. Senior
Discounts. ER#13012577. 727-546-7047
Gabber January 8 January 14, 2009


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



GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experi-
ence, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends.
Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed.
Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount,
727-432-8369.
CUSTOM QUALITY
HOME REPAIR 895-2272
Interior/Exterior. Highly Skilled Craftsman with
a Keen Eye for Detail.l take Pride in Every Job
and Do What Others Cannot. Older Homes
my Specialty. Many References Available. Call
Grady!
D.R.
HANDYMAN SERVICE
All Phases of Remodel/Repair. Tree Trimming,
Hauling, Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance.
Reasonable Rates. Call the "D.R." 727-432-
3961.


BOB JOHANNESEN
SHandyman& Pressure
* Washing Services
* Home Inspection Service
* Home &Fordosure Damage Inspections
Reliable & Affordable
727-735-4164 Lic.68921

LARRY
THE REAL HANDYMAN
Homes & Condos. Honest, Experienced. In-
tstallations, Locks, General Repairs. Small
Jobs OK! Senior Discounts. Call Larry & Git'R
Done! 727-482-9505.
CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.- Houses,
Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm
Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester,
727-460-8721.


FREE LABOR!!
Handy Hands Handy Man Service. $20/Hr. 2
Sets of Hands. Any Job, Any Time. Call 24/7
727-320-7639.
SEMI RETIRED HANDYMAN- Willing to work
at 25% Discount for the job. Call Gus at 727-
644-6194.
TLC PRO HANDYMAN-We Finish What Oth-
ers Started. Hundreds of Satisfied Customers.
We Work with Your Budget. Guaranteed Work
with Savings. Window Cleaning Service. 727-
458-6636.


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A Baths f men eeE Additions
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Protection Fascia

Whitman Contractor, Inc.
All Types of Remodeling Free Estimates
Bill (Skip) Whitman
727-528-8979
Licensed & Insured LC #CR 0052336


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CORRECT ROOFING LIC. CCC132791- All
Types Roofing from Leaks to Complete Re-
oofs. Insured, Dependable. Free Estimates.
Quality Workmanship. 727-214-4768.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.


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A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential,
Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Special-
ists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let "A
Old-Timer" Do It! Licensed RCC0051451 and
Insured. 824-9996.

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Small Jobs Preferred
General Home Repairs
CallJim (727) 460-9352
Lic. #CGC020702

HAVE TOOLS WILLTRAVEL- Carpentry Only.
The Original 21 Year Gabber Advertiser. Car-
pentry, Soffits, Fascia, Decks, Doors, Rotted
ood. Lic.#C5754, Insured. 821-9973.
ROOFING REPAIRS- Reliable, Dependable
and Courteous. Drug Free Hourly Employees
Wearing Uniforms. State Certified, CCC-132-
5721. 727-572-ROOF(7663)

CONTEMPLATING CONSTRUCTION?
Call on experienced help!
Residential Commercial Remodel Safe Rooms
Additions Kitchens & Baths Design Service
Free Estimates Senior Citizen Discounts
PADULA
Development & Construction Company Inc.
727-327-2100 ///515-7509 cell/// 321-5717 eves.
Padula Family, Providing Quality Construction Services since 1895
CBC-035154
RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Pool Cages,
Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurri-
cane Windows, Concrete Slabs. Visa, Mas-
ter Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300.
RX11066857.
SUNTAN TOES POWER WASHING- Resi-
dential and Commercial. Self Contained Hot
Water Unit. Free Estimates, Honest, Reson-
able Rates. Call Brian 727-434-2970.


ORGAN, PIANO, KEYBOARD LESSONS-In
Your Home! 30 Years Experience & Masters
Degree. Any Age/Style. Reasonable Rates.
345-2648. References.
PIANO LESSONS IN MY STUDIO- All Styles
Taught. Beginners to Advanced. $15 30-45
Minutes, $20 60 Minutes. Call 344-7382.


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN- Becoming a Li-
censed Hair Braider? Contact Gail Harper,
727-520-2013.


JERRY'S LAWN SERVICE Not Happy with
Your Present Lawn Service? Call Me. Cut,
Edge, Weed, Tree Trimming. We'll Make You
Happy! 727-515-9165 Ask for Pete.

BFW Landscaping
Complete Lawn Services
Tree Work & Stump Grinding
SPECIAL FREE
Clean ups & Stump Grinding ESTATES
(727) 522-8456
1 C6 Serving Pinellas Since 1967

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Coppolas Tree Service


AwaysDiscountedRates For Guport Resident FREE
Certified Mangrove Trimming Specialist FR" E
322-0890 MULCH
Tree Trimming
Over 20 Years in Gulfport
Certified Arborist Over 10 Years
Member International i
Society of Aborculture
Board Member Gulfport Licensed/Insured
Chamber of Commerce. Lic.# FL-0203A

B&B SWIMMING POOL
SPECIALISTS, INC.
Complete Pool Remodeling. Residential &
Commercial. Lic. & Insured C#2611 Don Wil-
son 727-399-1330.
J'S LAWN MAINTENANCE- Mowing, Edging,
Trimming, Sodding, Planting & Mulching. Free
Estimates. Licensed. 323-4792.
www.jslawn.com
GREAT YARD WORK- Raking Leaves, Clean
Up Lots, Apartment Clean-Outs, Garages.
Trim Palm Trees, Tree Removal, Edging, Etc.
Sylvester, 460-8721.
EXPERT SPRINKLER
REPAIR
Rich Moseley, Irrigation Contractor. 15 Years
Experience. Reasonable Rates. 439-0792
Leave Message. Lic.#C8312.

EMERALD GREEN




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


LAWN & HAUL PROPERTY SERVICES-Af-
fordable Prices. Property Maintenance. Mow-
ing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush/Tree Remov-
al, Clean-Ups, Dependable. Senior Discounts,
Call Dave, 727-215-2229.

James Fox Tree Service
Owner/Operator for over 20 years
"We make your trees feel beautiful"
S- Trees cleaned, elevated,
ll~. topped or removed
Stump grinding
SHazardous limb removal
SStorm and roof protection
Lic.# 0700008985
727-322-1849 or 727-215-8601


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


PINNIX PAINTING INC.- Interior, Exterior. In
Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates.
Commercial Residential References Upon
Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293.
MASTERS PAINTING & DECORATING- In-
terior/Exterior with Benjamin Moore. Pressure
Cleaning. Wallpaper, Window Treatments,
Lic.#C-4749. Quality Work Over 25 Years. 344-
1674. References, Guaranteed.
PHIL'S PRESSURE
CLEANING/PAINTING
Residential/Commercial. Interior & Exterior. 20
Years Experience. Lic.#C-8433. Insured. Call
Phil, 327-7926.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- Starting at $12 per
issue. Call 321-6965.
BYRON JOHNSON PAINTING PLUS, INC.-
Interior/Exterior Painting, Staining, Drywall,
Taping, Pressure Washing, Free Estimates.
Lic. #C-9894, Insured, Quality Work. 727-365-
1088.
PAINTING PAINTING, PAINTING Interior,
Exterior. Handyman Services. Owner Oper-
ated, Lic. #C4505 Insured. Always Free Esti-
mates, Premium Painting. 727-525-9304.
GET THE BEST-No Mess! Scott Daley Paint-
ing. Interior/Exterior, Insured. #C-7965. Since
1985. Green Available, Paintstore Referred.
Call Anytime. 727-643-1920, 727-381-2057.

AFFORDABLE
PAINTING BY
Tim Barrett Painting Inc. Honest & Depend-
able, Interior/Exterior, Sherwin Williams Paint,
Free Estimates, 15yrs. Experience. Licensed
and Insured, C9762 727-391-6694.


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321-4276
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Specializing In Water Conservation
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321-0964
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Lic.# CFC057553 Ucensed & Insured
SMALL JOB SPECIALIST- Senior Discount.
CFC057034. Call Charlie, 727-522-2508.
LINGO'S PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs,
Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning,
Remodels, New Construction, Accepting
Credit Cards. Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-
9523.
DISCOUNT PLUMBING-Hot Water Tanks,
Faucets, All Your Plumbing Needs. Reason-
able Rates, Senior Discounts. 30yrs. Experi-
ence. Lic. (RF67158) and Insured. 727-823-
6425.


SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS In Your Home.
Most Repairs Done in Home. All Makes, All
Models. Work Guaranteed. 393-3632.
PIRATES POWERWASH- Family Owned, Ex-
perienced & Insured. Commercial/Residential
Cleaning from Homes to Shopping Centers.
We Treasure our Customers. 727-644-3102.

HOME ORGANIZING
SERVICES
Do you need help with Organizing and Declut-
tering your home to create order out of disor-
der? Pat Johns, 727-360-3328.

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






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EMPLOYMENT
(727) 321-6965 fax (727) 3277830


LIC FL HEALTH INS AGENT-DidYou Earn 7K
Last Week? 16K Last Month? 727-565-4655,
ext. 104. Find Out How.
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS FOR $10-
Part Time or Full Time. Be and Independent
AVON Sales Rep. 727-204-6767.
CAUGHT IN RECESSION?-Learn to Earn
3- 5- 7K per Week in 4-6 Weeks. Placement
Guaranteed. 727-565-4655, ext. 110.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE- For $12 per week.
Call 321-6965.


MAN FRIDAY- Some Travel, Credit Card,
Working Cell Phone, Dependable Transporta-
tion a Must. Computer a +. Resume to:
rrmediates@aol.com
BUSY, WELL ESTABLISHED-Medical Office
Seeking Goal Oriented Professional Appoint-
ment Setter. Customer Service and Computer
Skills a Must. Detail Oriented, Customer Ser-
vice Skills also a Must. Bonus for Candidate
with Desktop Publishing Experience. Position
Available Immediately. FAX Resume to 727-
393-3113.
MAIDS FOR BUSY ESTABLISHED- Com-
pany, Excellent Rate Of Pay, Driver's License
referred but not Essential, 727-363-1074.


Pasadena Manor
LONG TERM CARE INSTITUTE OF ST. PETERSBURG, INC.
A NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION

Nurses Wanted / All Shifts
Apply Pasadena Manor
1430 Pasadena Avenue South

PLACE YOUR HELP WANTED AD- Here for
$12 per week. Call 321-6965.
CAREGIVERS NEEDED- Seeking Experi-
enced Home Health Aids/CNA's for in-Home
Care. Flexible FT/PT Shifts Available Immedi-
ately. Call 727-210-6650.
EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL- Head
Seamstress. Position Available Immediately.
Pay Commensurate with Experience. Contact
Dorothy, 727-327-6950.


CLASSIFIED
(727)321965 ax (727) 327-7830


1997 KAWASAKI VOLCAN CLASSIC-
1500CC, 16,831 Miles. $4000. 727-434-2970.
CASH PAID FOR CARS- Prices Subject to
Steel Market Value. 727-328-8004.
HARLEY DAVIDSON FLSTN-1994 Soft Tail
Heritage Nostalgia. 1340 cu.in. Under 13K
Miles. Cream & Silver $10,500 obo 727-343-
7627 or 727-415-3923.
JAGUAR 2001-4.0 S_Type Gold. Under
50,000 Miles. $13,000 obo 727-343-7627 or
727-415-3923.

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


TV WALL MOUNT-For 32-52" TVs up to 150
pounds. Brand New in Sealed Carton. Asking
$80 Best Offer. 727-360-2298.


VACUUM CLEANERS- Nearly New. Upright
Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.


THE BOOK LADY SAYS- Wear a Classy Em-
broidered Guflport Tee Shirt, $15.95. Small
Adventures Book Shop, 3107 Beach Blvd 727-
347-8732. Closed Sunday & Monday.

OTHER WORLDS
METAPHYSICAL SHOP
Jewelry, Books, Incense, Drums, Harps,
Flutes, Bagpipes, Sitars & More. Great Selec-
tion of Gemstone Jewelry in Stock. Tuesday-
Saturday 10-6. 722 Pasadena Ave. So., 345-
2800.
www.theotherworlds.com
Business is Great, ThankYou!
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings. We
Make & Re-Screen Screens. 5485 Haines Rd.,
St. Pete. 727-526-1494.

HP COMPUTER MONITOR-Excellent Condi-
tion $25.00 obo 727-345-4933.
MOBILITY SCOOTER- Almost New, $485.
727-328-1096.
4 EXTERIOR ALUMINUM AWNINGS-$100
for all, with Brackets (can split). Leave Mes-
sage 727-384-0724.
GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For
Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Water-
front Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for
Info and Dates. 321-5717.

3 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS- w/Bags 1-$80,
2-$20. Good Golf Bags $7.00 each. Many
Individual Clubs $5-$20. Golf Balls Also. 727-
381-0149.
BEAUTIFUL FULL CLEAR GLASS FRONT-
Door. Was $300, sell for $50. 727-418-7272.


NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL-Lose Pounds and
Inches. Personal Training in the Privacy of
your Own Home. Ten Sessions $225. Call Tom
727-686-7034.










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


WEIGHT SET FOR YOUR NEW YEARS RES-
OLUTION- Gym Quality, Olympic Style. Bench
press, squat, pull down-seated row cables, leg
extension, preacher curl. Weight plates inc.:
45's, 35's, 25's. 10's etc. $250 Call Kenny 727-
417-1462


14 FT. STARCRAFT- Good condition. Needs
motor. $100 O.B.O. call 321-2564
BOAT TRAILER-For up to 20ft. Boat. Tandem
Wheels, Excellent Condition $895. 727-420-
0975.


STUDENTVIOLIN-Great Shape w/Case, $45.
Martin & Co. Backpacker Guitar w/Case, Nev-
er Used, $150.381-7082.


"UN" (UNCLE BUCK)- Male Spur-Thigh Tor-
toise. 3 1/2 Years, 25 LBS. Ready for New
Home. Comes with All Accessories. $250.
727-321-6885.



ARE YOU
SELLING COINS?
Buying Coins, Broken Jewelry, Flatware, Scrap
Gold, Dental Gold. Immediate Estate Services
Available. Call John Sutorius 727-385-9721.

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FLEAMARKETER BUYING- Jewelry, Tools,
DVD's, CD's, Fishing, Collectibles, Golf, Oth-
er? 727-251-0933.


MICHAEL JOHNSON Will be Doing Business
as Wholesale Appliances, 4901 34th St. N., St.
Petersburg, FL 33714 effective 1/1/09.


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 9-5P.M 146 49th St. S.
(Alley) Furniture/Antiques/Collectibles, Com-
puters/Appliances/Clothes/Beds, Lots of Misc.
TOWN SHORES EMBASSY #604- 5900
Shore Blvd. S. Estate-Complete Contents of
2BR Condo Must be Sold. Eclectic Mix of Fur-
niture. Fri & Sat. 9-2p.m.
SATURDAY ONLY!-French Doors, Clothes,
Tile, Fire pit and More! 6314 10th Ave. S. 8-
5pm.

ANTIQUES &
COLLECTIBLES SHOW
January 17 & 18, 2009. Bottles, Pottery, Post-
cards, Stoneware, and Much More! Over 100
Displays. At the St. Petersburg National Guard
Armory, 3601 38th Ave. So. (Between 34th &
37th Sts. South) Admission $4. Good for Both
Days.
12089 102nd ST. LARGO-HUGE SALE!
Down Sizing, Antiques, Office, Misc. Friday &
Saturday 8-3pm.
4701 31ST AVE. NO.-Sat., 7-3, Multi-Family,
Something for Everyone!
730 39TH AVE. NO.-SAT. ONLY- 9-5, 20G
Mossberg, .22 Weaver, Large Pet Cage, Fur-
niture, Tools, Household, Misc. Cheap, Every-
thing Must Go!


FOUND SMALL FEMALE COLLIE MIX- Vi-
cinity 53rd St. & 15th Ave. S. No Collar. She
wants to go home! 727-490-3838.


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of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre-
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Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude,
workerof miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper
of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9
times a day. By the 8th day, your prayer will be
answered. Say it for 9 days. it has never been
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SMALL UGLY EFFICIENCY- $130/Wk. Utili-
ties Paid. 727-327-3898.
PASADENA SHORES- By Hospital. 2BR
Bungalow, 6 New Appliances, C/H/A, Garage,
Completely Renovated. $1050/Mo. plus Utili-
ties. & Security. Immediately. 727-289-8653.
2BR/1BA HOUSE- C/H/A, Renovated, Close
to School, Beach. 1413 56th St. S. By Appt.
Only $775/Mo. $1000 Deposit. 727-252-9800.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-Studio Apt. 3028
54th St. So. Quiet Building, Owner on Pre-
mesis. W/S/G & 1 Off Street Parking Space
Included. References Required. $500/Mo.
& Security Deposit. Call 644-0601 for Appt.
Available Now.

PASADENA
CHATEAU TOWER
1BR/1.5BA with Fantastic Water View From
the 7th Floor. Unfurnished. $850/Mo. Marcoux
Realty, Inc. 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494.
2715 54TH ST. S.-Across from Dog Park. Ef-
ficiency, $450/Mo., $300 Security Includes
W/S/G. 2nd Floor w/Deck. Pets OK. Call 727-
452-5942.
WATERFRONT SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO- w/
Florida Room, Steps to Gulf & Heated Pool.
New Carpet/Paint. 55+. 1 Year Lease. $800/Mo
Includes Cable, Gas, Water. 727-347-0402.
2BR/1BA/1CG HOUSE-$975/Mo. 2 Blocks
from Stetson, Private Large Yard, Florida
Room, 1100 sf, Hardwood Floors, CHA, Very
Clean! Owner/Agent, 727-347-4555.
DELUXE CONDO VILLA- Westshore Village.
2BR/2BA Unfurnished, A/C, Free Ext'd Cable,
Heated Pool, Tennis Courts, Gated, Extra
Large Florida Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Ga-
rage. $1000/Mo. One-Year Lease. Bob, 727-
452-9290.
3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
School and Transportation. Very Spacious.
Closed in Front Yard. HUD approved. 321-
1793 or 644-4519.
S. PASADENA-2BR/1BA/1CG-Corner Lot
With Waterview, Fenced Yard & All Appliances
$1150/Mo. Available 1-15-09. 614-348-0399
GULFPORT 2BR/1BA DUPLEX- 1601 56th
St. S. $750/Mo. Pets OK. Wood Floor, Fire-
place, Newly Renovated. Water Incuded. Se-
curity/Background Check. Available 1/14/09.
727-278-9620.
3BR./2BA GULFPORT ART DIST.- Must See!
1600 sq.ft. Spacious, bright, tile & hardwood.
Private patios, Landscaped. CHA, W/D Pets
OK. $1295/mo. Plus 1 mo. Section 8 Ok. Avail-
able now. 727-793-7055.
1BR CONDO-Bermuda Bay, Private Beach,
Pools, Jaccuzi, Tennis, Porch, Cable, Sewage/
Water Included, $800/Mo., 727-864-6331.

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ST. PETE BEACH
1BR/1BA, C/H/A, W/S/G. Near Beach, Shops
& Restaurants. First, Last, Security. $40 Appli-
cation Fee. $695/Mo. Annual. 727-417-6915.
SO. PASADENA LARGE 1BR/1BA- Com-
pletely Remodeled, Newer Appliances, In-
cludes Basic Cable. $795/Mo., First, Last,
Security. Quiet Community. Pool, Laundry.
727-543-3291.
TOWNSHORES EMBASSY 601- 3BR/2.5BA,
Corner Waterfront. 6th floor view of Sunrise
over Gulfport Pier & Sunset over Don CeSar.
Cable, Gas for Heat/Cooking, Carport Includ-
ed. $1200/Mo. Annual. 727-341-1030.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT-1BR includes
Cable, Water, Internet, Carport, Freshly Paint-
ed. Quiet Brick Street. $650/Mo. & Deposit.
N/S 727-776-5544. After 5p.m.
4651 26TH AVE. SO. 2BR/2BA Home, Ga-
rage & Family Room, $825/mo. plus Deposit.
239-218-3177.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. $125/Weekly. 727-343-1637.
Also need Part Time Cook and Secretary.
LOWEST PRICE 2BR/2BA- $950/Mo. Bay
Island, 55+, Waterfront, WSG/Cable included.
Gated Community. 727-360-5421.
2BR/1BA GULFPORT HOUSE-Close to
Beach. All New Kitchen, New Appliances
including W/D, New Bathroom, New Carpet,
New Celling Fans, Freshly Painted. $1000/Mo.
plus 1st/Last. No Smokers or Pets Please. A
Must See and Have! 813-505-7043.

COZY 2/1 HOUSE- In Beautiful Quiet Marina
District. Nicely Renovated, Private Backyard.
Washer. $795/Mo. 727-687-0568.
ST. PETERSBURG-1BR, Beautifully Spa-
cious, Newly Renovated Condo, Broadwaters.
Large Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Area,
Bath Tile Floor, C/H/A, Pool, Private Parking,
Lawn Care & Much More. Must See! $750/Mo.
727-343-7332.

5827 11TH AVE. S.- Corner Lot, 2BR/2BA,
C/H/A, New Tile, Carport, W/D Hookup. $800/
Mo. $800 Security, (Special $400). Credit
Check $50. 727-230-4748.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
GULFPORT STUDIO APARTMENT- Large
Room, Kitchen, Bath, Newflooring, Quiet, Off-
Street Parking, $675/mo, Security. Includes
Electric, Water, Cable, WiFi. 727-916-0916.
3/2/1 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED- 1350+/-
Sq.ft. Living Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Great
Room, Laundry Room, Excellent Neighbor-
hood, Fenced in Yard. 5614 21st Ave. S. (do
not disturb resident) $159,900 Call for ap-
pointment 727-504-6060,


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ALANDALE ARMS lbr/lba 1st floor, CHA,WSG&G Only $545
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GULFPORT Duplex 3br/lba W&D utility rm. pond & park view $795
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WATERFRONT SO. PASADENA- Chateau
Tower, 2BR/2BA, 4th Floor Balcony Sunsets,
New Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $950/
Mo. Includes Carport. All Amenities. 631-834-
5242.
TOWN SHORES LANCASTER- Deluxe 2BR/
2BA, Beautiful Water View, Newly Remodeled.
New Tile/Windows, Etc. $1100/Mo. Now Re-
duced to $950/Mo. Call 727-688-7337.
GULFPORT SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA-Minutes
from Stetson. Updated Kitchen W/D, Private
Yard, Off Street Parking for 2. $975/Mo. Plus
Utilities. Available Immediately. Security/Refer-
ences 914-548-7626.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT- Condo.
SpaciouslBR/1BA, Lg. Screen Porch With
Wide Open View Of Boca Ciega Bay. 2nd
Floor. Plenty of Closets. W/D in Unit. $800/Mo.
727-804-3001.
ST. PETE BEACH-Newly Decorated, 1BR,
LR, $595/Mo., Large Efficiency, $555/Mo., Wa-
ter Included, Near Busline, Shopping, Beach.
Both Newly Painted, Excellent Condition. 727-
345-7036.
5019 #1 29TH AVE. SO.-2BR/1BA House, En-
closed Front & Back Porch with W/D Hookup.
New Floor, Roof. Fenced Back Yard. Coin W/D
on-site. Pets OK. $795/Mo. + $500 Security.
742-5140.
TOWNSHORES 55+- 2BR/2BA Spacious
Unit. Newly Decorated/Carpet. Spectacular
Waterviews. Annual Rent, Immediate Occu-
pancy. $875mo. 727-542-6693.
GULFPORT ART DISTRICT STUDIO- Eat-in
kitchen, walk-in closet, Newly painted, new
carpet, WSG, Credit Check. References,
$525mo. Call 727-381-9626
1BR APT.-Gulfport Area, Immaculate. First,
Last, Security. $575/Mo. C/H/A, Laundry. Cen-
trally Located, Small Quiet Complex. Petless,
Smokeless. Reserved Parking. 727-360-4054.
Leave Message.
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.
GULFPORT BUNGALOW-A Classic! 2/1 with
Office Area, W/D, CHA and Open Air Porch.
5708 23rd Ave. S. 727-418-7272.
GULFPORT DUPLEX- 1 & 2BR, C/H/A, Big
Backyard, Fruit Trees, 1 Block to Art Discrict.
5401 30th Ave. S. 1BR-$600, 2BR-$825. 727-
902-8426.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
BEAUTIFUL SHADED CORNER HOME- A/
C, W/D, 2Br/1Ba. 1601 52nd St. N. $895/mo.
Plus Security. 341-0646 (between 3-8pm).


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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.


ST. PETE BEACH UPHAM BEACH Gulf Clar-
idge Condos Unit #206, 2BR/1BA w/Screened
Porch. Updated, New Tile, Carpet, Appliances.
Available Jan, Feb, Mar. 90 Day Minimum.
$1400 Inclusive. Call Annie Thompson for
Details. SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY, 727-
347-0187.
NEARTYRONE GARDENS- 2BR/1 BA House,
Enclosed Porch, Large Backyard, Newly Paint-
ed & Tiled. Excellent Condition. Near Schools.
$795/Mo. 727-345-7036.
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
1605.
BUSINESSWOMAN SEEKS SAME- to Share
home on Park St. N. Large Bedroom w/Bath,
Unilities Included. $525/Mo & Security. 727-
418-3584.
LAKE FRONT- Great View. 2/2 Updated Kitch-
en and Bath. Close to Shopping/Restaurant/
Bus. Partial Util. Incl. 55+. $675/Mo. 727-488-
9181.
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.
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.
ST. PETE NEAR 54TH AVE. N.- & 28th St.
N. Weekly, Efficiency w/All Utilities Included.
$300 Move-In. 727-418-3584.
GULFPORT DUPLEX-2/1. Lovely Yard, Big
Porch, Ceiling Fans, C/H/A, Large Closets,
Parking. $775/Mo. plus Security. WSG Includ-
ed. Smoke Free. 727-424-6085.
1BR DUPLEX- Ceramic Tile, New Cabinets,
New Appliances, Very Nice. $650/Mo. Plus
Utilities. 5710 19th Ave. So. 727-328-1989.
GULFPORT HOUSE- Large 2BR, Large Flor-
ida Room, Laundry Room, C/H/A, Nice Yard,
Quiet Neighborhood. $850/Mo. Sec. 8 Ok.
727-804-5596.
5612 18TH AVE. S.-Unfurnished Large 1BR
Gulfport Duplex. Just Remodeled, Alley Unit.
$650/Mo. Includes W/G/S. Yearly Lease. 1st
Month plus $500/Security and Background
Check 727-343-9309.
BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT- 2BR/2BA,
1260SF, Freshly Painted, New Appliances.
Town Shores Groton Bldg. Over 55. No Pets.
Call 727-204-6767.


A DENA
Chateau Tower. 2BR/2BA with
F Wateffront view. Newly Renovated
Secure Building with Lots of
Amenities. $950.00/mo Annual
LS
727-546-0644
or 727-432-1832


GULFPORT MODERN 3BR-Very Clean Block
House with Large Screened Porch & Fenced
Lot Near Library and Senior Center. Newer
Washer/Dryer Included. Pets Ok $900/Mo. 1st/
last/security Plus Utilities. Smokers OK. Dan
Yingst Realty 727-321-5258.


FURNISHED EFFICIENCY- TV., Cable, Mi-
crowave, All utilities. Tyrone Area $495/mo.
$495 Deposit. 727-420-5420
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.
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.
ST. PETE BEACH-1BR/1BA, 1 Block from
Beach, Belle Vista, Asking $700/Mo. 894-
9294.
SO. PASADENA TOWN 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.

RATTAN FURNITURE (CARMEL)- Armoire/
Wardrobe or Entertainment. 5-Drawer Chest,
Night Stand. $250 o.b.o. New Large Stand-up
mirror. $40. 727-822-2847.
GULFPORT VACATION RENTAL-Available
April 1st. $1200 includes all utilities, cable and
all the comforts of a CLEAN home! Bring a
suitcase! Walk to Downtown. 727-418-7272.
VACATION RENTALS- Isla Del Sol Club Ba-
hia, 2/2, Fantastic Waterview, Beautifully Fur-
nished, Fitness Center. Priced Depending on
Length of Rental.
shellrealty@aol.com. 727-867-5536.
TOWN SHORES RENTALS- Nottingham
#604, 1 BR/1 BA Deluxe, Open Floor Plan/Wa-
terviews, New Carpet/Paint, Semi-Annual.
Kenmore #209, 1BR/1BA, Carport, Semi-
Annual/Annual. Diplomat #607. 1BR/1.5BA
Deluxe, Beautiful Water Views, Annual. Call
Annie Thompson for Details. SELLERS EX-
PRESS REALTY, 727-347-0187.



ROOM FOR RENT- Gulfport. $450/Mo. Utili-
ties, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info.
Very Clean! 727-384-9154.
1/2 MILE FROM JOHNS PASS VILLAGE-
Free Cable, Washer, Across from Beach.
$450/Mo. $450 Move In. Call Joe, Small Pet
OK. 727-678-0166.
FURNISHED BEDROOM- Share Kitchen &
Bath. Pasadena Area. $475/Mo. 727-343-
6350.
MAXIMO MOORINGS-Behind Marina, Share
Large Pool Home, Furnished Room, TV, W/D,
Private Bath, Utilities Included, $600/Mo. +
$100 Security. Robin, 727-776-8610.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Gulfport. Responsible
Female, Student Preferred. Share Furnished
Duplex, All Utilities, W/D, Cable & Internet Ac-
cess Included. $450/Mo. 727-709-7791.


GULFPORT LARGE BEDROOM- Full House
Privileges. Cable, W/D, Fireplace, $400/Mo.
$100 Security. 727-366-4141.
LARGE APT TO SHARE- 2Br/1Ba., Nice
area near SPC. Central/66th St., $395/Mo.
Half Electric/Cable. 727-565-8949 or 727-686-
1386
SHARE 2BR HOUSE-Gulfport. $100/Week.
Furnished. Preferred Non-Smoker. Call and
Leave Message 328-1989. Available Now.
ROOM FOR RENT-Private Bath, Walk-In
Closet, Furnished, All Utilities/Cable Inlcuded.
Pool, Pool Table, $125/Wk. Quiet Type. Jerry,
727-345-3217. Leave Number.


OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENA- At Executive
Bldg. 727-209-0606.
SUITE TO LEASE- 700SF on Busy 34th St. S.
(U.S. 19) Utilities/Plaza Maintenance Included.
$950/Mo. 1st, Last/Security Required. Call
727-323-2691.
PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL OFFICE -For
Lease. Prime Location. Excellent Signage/Vis-
ibility, Move-In Condition. 6151 Park Blvd. 727-
501-6078.
$250/MO. FULL SERVICE- Great Office Loca-
tion for Small Businesses. 120-900 sq-ft avail-
able. Rents includes Utilities, Cleaning. Free
Internet/Conference Room. 3530 1st Ave. N.
727-501-6078.





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ST. PETE BEACH Cash Investors Special!!
Parkside Condo #20. Professionally Renovat-
ed Throughout. Heated Pool, Walk-Out Patio.
3 Blocks to Beach, Across from Tennis Courts.
3 Day Rentals OK! $99,000 Cash is our Rock
Bottom Price. ClayTravis, Owner/Broker/Seller.
To View Unit Call Sherry, 727-543-8641. Cash
Buyers are Invited to stop by the Open House,
Sat. 1-4p.m. 9060 Blind Pass Rd., #20.
OPEN SUNDAY 1-4
NOTTINGHAM 312
1BR/1BA, Newer Carpet, Tile, Paint, H/A.
Move-In Ready. A View You'll Get Used To!
$119,900.
ALSO AVAILABLE:
Diplomat #604: 2BR/2BA, 1450SF, New Car-
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Pelican Bay Yacht Club: Bldg. A. #401 Com-
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Jamison 211, 2/2 Furnished. Bring Your Tooth-
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Dover 207, 1/1, Pet Friendly, Walk to Gulfport
Beach. Only $99,900.
Call Bill Sampson, Jr. Today BAIRD REALTY
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TOWN SHORES- Wall to wall views of Boca
Ciega Bay fill the living and dining rooms in
this open floor plan condo. Bright and sunny,
fully furnished, stocked and ready to live in.
Updated kitchen and windows, new kitchen
and entry floors. Active 55+ waterfront com-
munity Covered parking. Walk to Gulfport
Beach, shops & dining. Estate sale. $149,000.
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5 TOWNS CONDO- Corner Unit, 2BR/2BA,
W/D, Newly Furnished. New Carpet, Carport.
Fordham Bldg 4th Floor. By Owner $100,000.
727-343-3667.


Call Don Kenney
744-2275
1619 53rd St. S. 2/1.5 block home.
Completely remodeled & new roof 3
years young. 1020+ sf. great living
space. Selling for less than paid. Not
short sale or foreclosure. $149,900
Owner says sell!
6710 Hibiscus Ave S. Lots of charm.
2/1 with bonus room. $139,900
2/2 Town Shores Condo. Totally
redecorated, wood floors. Diplomat,
superb views. $239,900
5631 26th Ave. S. Old Gulfport
Charmer, 2/1 with added family room.
Updated kitchen. Oversized lot.
$179,900


TOWN SHORES OF GULFPORT CONDO'S AVAILABLE 55+ COMMUNITY
Eton #410. 2br, 2 bth standard condo, water views from balcony. Located close to the Clubhouse & pool area. Clean
and well maintained. Owners motivated/recently lowered price. ........................$105,000 MLS #7389266
Eton #402, water views, 1 bed 1 bath deluxe, updated kitchen, newer front doors, carport,
................................................................. $105,000 Owner Motivated! MLS #7358929
Eton #203,1 br/1 bth deluxe, some updates, move in condition, curb parking. One of the lowest priced in Town Shores
.................................................................................................. $79,000 Owner Motivated! MLS #7347668
Embassy #312. Lrg Corner Unit (2210 sq. ft) Gorgeous south westerly views, 2br/2bth, new paint, tile, updated
kitchen w/sub zero refrig, glass cabinets, inside laundry rom. The master bathroom has been completely updated with
Hurricane shutters, Corian counter tops, new mirrored glass doors, new shower, sinks and toilet. Carport included.......
...................................................................................................Excellent Buy at $299,900 MLS #7333114
Embassy #612. Lrg Corner Unit (2210 sq. ft) Fabulous wide open water views, 2br/2.5bths, Large open floor plan
freshly painted and has inside laundry room for your convenience, Hurricane shutters........................... .................
..................................................................................................................Great Buy at $299,900 MLS #7335514
Embassy #409, 1 Br/1.5bth, open water views, beautifully furnished, dog friendly 201bs min., Hurricane shutters.
..................................................................................................................Great Buy at $169,900 MLS #7345928
Embassy #702. 2Br/2bth, open water views, split plan (master bed on wtr) next dr to clubhouse & pool. Dog
Friendly 201bs. ................................ ................................................... Priced at $225,000 MLS #7342723

Gulfport's Best Home Value
5134 15th Ave. S. sparkling terrazzo floors, clean & updated 2bed/1.5bth, block hm, attached carport, & fenced
backyard. Excellent Buy at $124,900 MLS #7360078


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