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Title: Gabber
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Publication Date: January 15, 2009
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this week...

Gulfport Honors
Arbor Day
see page 3

BCHS Sports
Hall Inductions
see page 4

Gulfport Elementary
Needs Help
see page 6

Third Saturday
Art Walk
see page 8

South Pasadena
Community Band
Concert
see page 14

Letters to the Editor
see page 20

Senior Fun Fest
see page 27

Reintroduction Of
Gulfport Council
Candidates
see pages 36-39

Library Tributes
Frances Purdy
see page 40

Gulfport Casino
Valentine Dance
see page 45
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Surrounded by her artwork, multi-media artist Betsy Cook holds
one of her Bag Ladies purses on the porch at The Outpost on
Beach Blvd. You can see her artwork there and at First Friday
and Third Saturday Art Walk.
See story, page 52

IAC Kicks Off Membership Drive
Gulfport's Industrial Arts Center kicks off its first
membership drive this month. IAC members will receive
discounts on classes and exclusive IAC merchandise,
invitations to members-only events, and more.
See IAC, page 32


Baby, its cold outside!


The Pasadena Shopping Center was ablaze with color at sunset
as the cold front that is moving into Florida from the midwest
brings the coldest air of the season so far. Cold air clashing with
warm, moist air produced clouds that looked like fire across the
sky. Temps were forecast to be in the 20's and 30's, fireplace
weather!


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No. 2088 Jauary 15, 209 Januay 21,g2009


Council Begins
Discussion at
Budget Workshop
By Greg Stemm
Gulfport city council began discus-
sions about the 2009-2010 budget at
a workshop last Thursday evening.
They identified a number of major
discussion items and directed staff
on pursuing some topics while elimi-
nating others.
The major discussion items consid-
ered by council included: Infrastruc-
ture, including water and sewer sys-
tems; Proposed Annexation of the
area south of Gulfport Boulevard
and adjacent to South Pasadena
city limits; Acceleration of Sanita-
tion Automation; Police Department
Revenues and Enforcement Cost
Recovery; and Research of the Sale
of Utility Systems to either St. Pe-
tersburg or to the County.
Acting city manager Jim O'Reilly
outlined a number of budget re-
sources and working guidelines and
assumptions that staff is using in
these preliminary budget discus-
sions. These include: Maintaining
the millage rate at 3.4742; Earmark-
ing Penny for Pinellas funds specifi-
cally for CIP infrastructure repair
and replacement; Adjustments of
expenditures in the general fund;
Increasing general fund revenues
wherever possible; Raising enter-
prise fund rates to stabilize and
fund balances; Transferring money
from the reserve fund and marina
fund.
Some highlights of the council's
discussion and direction to staff in-
clude:
-working with the Chamber
of Commerce, Merchant's Associa-
tion and other organizations to get
reimbursed for part of the city's
costs for co-sponsorships
-planting less water depen-
dent plants to reduce water use
-adding two more automat
See budget, page 16















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Trolley Token Tuesday
City of Gulfport Trolley Coordinator,
Brian V:niSI\ Ik.- 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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each way. Purchasing the special $10
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Volunteer with Pink
Flamingo Home Tour
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
is seeking volunteers to staff the
Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes. Tour
date is Saturday, March 7. For more
information please call the Chamber
at 344-3711 and ask for Margo.


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Free Movie Theater
on the Bay
City of Gulfport's big screen "Theater
on the Bay" is this Friday, January 16
at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Field
(the corner of Shore Blvd. S. and
58th St. South). January's movie is
"SpongeBob SquarePants Movie."
Bundle up and bring your chairs,
blankets, family and friends by the
bay under the stars! The Teen Council
will provide concessions for purchase:
popcorn, soda and water. And best of
all, the movie is free!

Arbor Day
This week, the City of Gulfport
will be honoring Arbor Day, Friday,
January 16 from 1-2:00 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. There will
be a free drawing for one citrus tree.
An oak tree will be planted in this
honor as well as small trees that will
be distributed to those who attend.
We invite everyone to attend to show
their commitment to environmental
stewardship.

Dog Park Reopens
The City of Gulfport would like
to remind you that the City Dog
Park (large dog area) is now reopen
starting today, January 15th.
Please contact Bob Williams at (727)
893-1092 if you have any questions
regarding the dog park.



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BCHS Sports Hall
Inductions
Boca Ciega High School will induct
three new members into its athletic
Hall of Fame on Friday, January
16 in the school gymnasium at
approximately 7:30 p.m. (between
the JV and varsity boys' basketball
games). Bob Chick, former sports
columnist with The Tampa Tribune
will emcee the event.
The following people will be
honored: Thomas F. "Tom" Lang for
Swimming (graduatedl962), Jim
Turner for Football (graduated 1966)
and Angelina "Angie" Williams for
Girls Basketball (graduated 1996).
W. Adam Jerger, another outstanding
swimmer, was also selected for this
year's class of inductees. He will be
enshrined at a later date as he will be
unable to attend.
Boca Ciega's "Hall" was established
in 1993 to recognize alumni and
coaches who exemplify the best in
athletic achievement, sportsmanship
and personal attainment, people
whose deeds and accomplishments
serve as role models for current


students, bringing pride to them,
the faculty, staff and school. In
2001, the hall expanded to include
"Distinguished Service" recognition,
graduates and other individuals who
have brought credit to the school in a
sports related field or who have given
exceptional service over many years
to the school's athletic department.

Yoga Day USA
Yoga Day USA will be held on
Saturday, January 24 and will
offer those who haven't tried it the
opportunity to experience first-hand
how yoga can enrich their lives. Free
or low coast workshops will be offered
nationwide as part of the 9th annual
celebration.
Locally, contact Living Room Yoga,
1608 29 Avenue N., St. Petersburg
(Stacy Renz at 826-4754); The
Longhouse on 49th Street, 2309 49
Street S. in Gulfport, (Andrea Royce
at 322-5766); Yoga on the Beach, 22nd
Avenue, Indian Rocks Beach, (Tom
Meagher at 365-4901) or visit www.
suncoastyoga.org, under "events".


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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.


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DEC, the Inaugural Ball will lead off
fundraisingin the new year. Proceeds
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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.
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Ball starts at 7 p.m. and runs until
11 p.m. Tickets are $20/person,
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Gulfport Elementary
Needs Help with Sale
Gulfport Elementary is in need of
donations, volunteers and business
sponsors to gear up for their 1st
Annual Yard Sale. Volunteers are
needed to assist in big pick ups, to
help sort and price items or to man
the tables at the event. Al proceeds
will go directly to the school for much
needed supplies.
All donated items can be dropped off
at Gulfport Elementary during school
hours. Please use boxes or sturdy
black bags. Any yard sale leftovers
are also welcome.
Gulfport Storage and The Storage
House have kindly donated space
for them to store everything until
the big day. Other sponsors include:
The City of Gulfport, The Chamber
of Commerce, Smokin' Joes and the
Gulfport Gabber. If you can help in
anyway, please call Pat Dunham at
321-5379 for more information.

Beta Sigma Phi
Sunshine City Council will hold
a Meet and Greet Rush Tea on
Saturday, January 17 from 2-4 p.m.
at the Lake Rich Mobile Home
Club House. This will be an event to
introduce Beta Sigma Phi to women
in our community who are interested
in becoming a part of a social and
cultural organization. Call 321-2849.



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Plan to attend the Boating Skills and
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Point located east of the Gulfport
Municipal Marina. This program
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Tuesday and 13 weeks later your will
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participants successfully completing
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Successful completion of this program
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Program administered by the
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is seeking volunteer advocates for
residents living in nursing homes
and assisted living facilities to
investigate complaints concerning
their rights on issues such as food,
staffing, funds, medication, abuse
and neglect. Volunteers are trained
to assess these facilities for federal
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Anyone with advocating and
administrative abilities may apply.
Retired individuals and couples
are welcome. Mileage and meal
reimbursements are provided at the
state rate for all official ombudsman
duties.
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0404 to volunteer.

Royal Canadian
Legion Post 144
The Ordinary and Winter members,
and guests, of this socially active
Canadian veterans group meet at
American Veterans Post 67, 512
South Lincoln Ave, Clearwater,
usually on the third Monday of the
month, November through March, at
7p.m. Their next meeting is Monday,
January 20. After the Regular

Gabber January 15 -January 21, 2009


Meeting, they enjoy camaraderie, pot
luck snacks, and a Share-the-Wealth
Draw. During the season they enjoy
many other activities and events.
The annual Basket(s) of Cheer Draw
is our major fundraiser. They are
hosting a Loonie/Tooney Hootenany
on Saturday January 24, at AmVets
67, where Canadian money (including
Canadian Tire Money) will be
accepted at par, starting at 2 p.m.
Call 327-7046 for more information.

News from Post #305
January 24th will be our Red,
White, and Blue dinner. We will
invite veterans from our local nursing
homes to join us for dinner and a
short patriotic show. Tickets will
be available at the bar starting in
January and all donations go to the
Bay Pines Hospital for the veterans
there.
Sunday is sports day. Join us for
NASCAR, baseball, football, or other
major sports events. Don't miss Bill's
famous wings. We have beer specials
and door prizes too.
Monday is Paulie burgers and
Vivian's famous potato salad. You


be the star by singing karaoke with
Dee.
We have a jam session on Tuesday
nights with Harry on the guitar
and his band of locally famous
musicians.
The Auxiliary is sponsoring
Wednesday's dinner. We will have
meatloaf night serving from 6-8 p.m.
Karaoke will be from 7-10 p.m.
Try your luck on Thursdays with
Bingo at 7 p.m. Ask about our "Hot
Ball" special. We have hot dogs and
chefs specials.
Fried or broiled fish is the fare for
Friday night with Bob and Pegs who
play for your dancing and listening
pleasure.
For a Saturday night of fun, dancing,
food and entertainment, we have
music by Geno and 8 oz. Filet Mignon
Dinners with salad and baked potato
for $10.
We have pizza and hot sandwiches
available every day.
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please call the Legion at 367-1596
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Are you depressed or bipolar or have
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Gulfport's Third
Saturday Art Walk
Ring in the New Year and support
your local Arts Community!
Gulfport's Third Saturday Art
Walk on January 17 features over
50 fabulous artisans, crafters,
antiques dealers and entertainers
along Beach Blvd., from 6-10 p.m.
Live entertainment including
Summer Town, Fred Walker and
more, can be heard throughout
the Waterfront District. View the
stars through SPAC's state of the
art telescopes. Art Walk takes
place on the First Friday and
Third Saturday of every month,
year round. Relax and enjoy
an extraordinary shopping and
dining experience on Beach Blvd.
in Gulfport, Tampa Bay's "best
kept secret". Free Gulfport trolley
rides, free parking, pet and family
friendly. Vendors can download the
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Jungle Circle to Meet
The Jungle Circle of the Garden
Club of St. Petersburg will be holding
its January meeting on Tuesday,
January 27 at 1 p.m. at the Garden
Center, 500 Sunset Drive S. The
program is "Propagation" and will be
presented by one of their members,
Marie Fraser. She will be talking
about the various ways of starting


plants from cuttings, seeds, etc.
with success! Light refreshments
will follow the meeting. Gardening
friends are always welcome.

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Barack Obama at the Uniquely
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S. on Tuesday, January 20 from
10 a.m. to 3p.m. The Sojourner Truth
Center with Winnie Foster and the
Suncoast Sierra Club will host an
open house with wide screen TV,
music, food and festivities. Please
bring food to donate to the homeless.

Free Showing
of "Wall-E"
It is free movie night again! Drive on
over and join the fun Friday, January
23 at 6:30 p.m. for a free showing of
the Disney Pixar movie Wall-E",
hosted by St. Luke's UMC, 4444 Fifth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Chairs
are available or bring your most
comfortable blanket or lounge chair
and join us for this (G)-rated movie.
Food and drink will be available for
purchase.
For more information please call
321-1335 or visit www.st-lukesumc.
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Lunch with the Doctor
A free lunch and educational seminar
will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday,
January 28 at Jim & Heather Gills
YMCA, 3200 First Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg. Reservations are
required and seating is limited.
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YMCA of Greater St.
Petersburg Open House
The YMCA of Greater
St. Petersburg will be opening its
doors to the community during
their January Open House on
Saturday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Guests are invited to come and
see all of the programs and services
the YMCA has to offer as well as take
advantage of free health screenings,
seminars, and demonstrations. Free
blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol,
and pulse rate screenings will
be available. Attendees can also
participate in the free nutritional
seminar, aerobics jam, hip hop and
ballroom dance classes, tae kwon do
demonstrations, outdoor spin class,
Prodigy art show, and much more.
This event is free and open to the
public. Individuals throughout the
local community are encouraged to
attend.
Jim and Heather Gills YMCA is
located at 3200 First Avenue S. in
St. Petersburg.

Join Shuffleboard Club
The Shuffleboard Club at Pass-a-
Grille Park is a club open to everyone.
No shuffleboard experience is needed
and you don't need to worry about
bringing a partner. Just come out
to Pass-a-Grille Park, 1000 Pass-
a-Grille Way, and play on the eight
lighted shuffleboard courts with other
enthusiasts to socialize and play for
fun. The Shuffleboard Club meets

The Saturday Shows Return to
PEPPER
4918 Gulfport Blvd
327-4897


Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Jim
Barber at 360-1858 for information
and to join.

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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Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 am-12 pm
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for more information on placing your ad in this special section


Elephants in the Room
In January Pasadena Community
Church will launch a daring sermon
series called "Elephants in the
Room." An "elephant in the room" is
something big, real, and impossible
to ignore, but we pretend it is not
there because to talk about it would
be painful or embarrassing. Sound
familiar? Sometimes we get so
concerned about appearing like we
have it all together that we will not
name our elephants even though they
may be crushing the life out of us.
It is a lot like "The Emperor's New
Clothes." The emperor's naked but
nobody wants to be the first to say so.
Beginning Sunday, January 4 at both
9 a.m. Direct Connection Modern
worship and 11 a.m. Traditional
worship, Rev. ('h.I l.-y Reeb is going
to be bold and name these elephants
and offer ways to move them out of
our lives. The "elephants" that he will
be naming are: Anxiety (I'm Afraid),
Addiction (I Can't Stop), Sexploitation


Places o Worship

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(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.

Lighthouse Service at
Tradewinds Christian
Lighthouse Service at Tradewinds
Christian Church will be held on
Wednesday, January 21 from 7-8
p.m. This is an evening filled with
praise and learning and with sharing
and fellowship. Child care will be
provided. Coffee and desserts will
be served following the service.
Tradewinds Church is located at
6740 Park Street S. in So. Pasadena.
Call 344-1501.

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


Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
(Healing)
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Unitarian Universalist
United Fellowship
5721 Central Ave.
Tired of being told what to believe? We are
a lay led Fellowship guided by truth and
reason. We invite you to discover
Unitarian Universalism with us.
Discussion 10:15 AM
Program 11:00 AM
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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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Jubilee Year of St. Paul
Ecumenical Open House
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. On Monday,
Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the
Hours); Tuesday, Scriptural Rosary;
Wednesday, Eucharistic Exposition
and Benediction; Thursday, Prayer
for Christian Unity; and Friday,
Taize Prayer Service.
On Sunday, January 25, the Feast
of the Conversion of St. Paul, Masses
will be held on Saturday, January
24 at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, January
25, 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.
Call 822-3481 for more
information.





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Grief Support Seminar
A grief support seminar will be held
on Saturday, January 24 beginning at
10 a.m. in the library of Cornerstone
Community Church, 6745 38 Avenue
N. Several DVD tapes of GriefShare
will be shown plus discussion. Bring a
sack lunch. Beverage will be provided.
More tapes will be shown in the
afternoon with discussion following.
A helpful GriefShare workbook will
be available for $12. Pastor Vivian
Killion is the facilitator. Two more
Saturday of GriefShare will be
February 28 and March 28. They
want to help you through your pain
of loss. You are welcome to come and
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Minds Sunday School 9:15a
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Fellowship for all 11:30a
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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
S Wed 11am 7pm (same topic)
6315 Central Ave.
NW 727-347-1226
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PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

"Elephants in the Room:

Anxiety-I'm Afraid"


10:00 am Classes for All Ages
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg FL 33707
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Community Band to
Hold Free Concert
The South Pasadena Community
Band will present a free concert in the
Life Enrichment Center Auditorium
at Pasadena Community Church on
February 5 at 7:30 p.m. The concert
features music by popular American
composer Leroy Anderson.
Max Millspaugh, Musical Director
of the band said "the music of Leroy
Anderson is firmly entrenched in
American pop culture. "Syncopated
Clock" and "Blue Tango" are well
known examples of Anderson's
distinctive composition style."


Millspaugh noted that Anderson
wrote nearly all of his pieces for
orchestra, then transcribed most
of them himself for band. "Leroy
Anderson is considered by many to
be one of America's four greatest 20th
century composers of instrumental
music alongside George Gershwin,
Aaron Copeland, and Charles Ives.
The concert commemorates the 100th
anniversary of Anderson's birth,"
Millspaugh concluded.
A community relations initiative
of the City of South Pasadena and
the City's Cultural Arts Council,
the band has 50 members and
presents a popular concert series


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annually. Mayor Dick Holmes noted
that the auditorium, located behind
the church's sanctuary building at
227 70 Street S. in St. Petersburg
has adequate free parking for cars,
vans and buses and the facility is
handicap accessible. "We always look
forward to the band's concerts and
we welcome the folks who come to
enjoy our band", Holmes said.
Future public concert dates for the
2008-2009 season are scheduled for
March 5, April 2 and May 7.

Go Antiquing and Berry
Picking with SPC
Spend the morning antiquing and
seeing the famous Lake Placid murals.
A wonderful gourmet lunch and tour
of Henscratch Farms Vineyard and
Winery is planned for the afternoon.
Visit the 10 acres vineyard, the 101
American breed laying hens, sample
the country goodies in the Country
store, or just sit a spell on the porch
after wandering the grounds to
explore other unique projects. Plan
on strawberry picking if you'd like or
purchase fresh-picked berries to take
home for dessert. On the way home,
the not-to-be-missedSolomon's Castle
a medieval castle in the Florida
swamp will be our final stop.
Blueberries, Strawberries &Antiques
Day Trip will be on Friday, January
23. Cost is $75 (includes admissions,
lunch and transportation).
Register now. Seats are limited! For
more information or to register, call
the Lifelong Learning Department
at 341-3184.






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Get Rescued is seekinglocal sponsors
and vendors for their 5th Annual
Animal Fundraiser on February 28.
The event will feature adoptable pets,
art, craft and food vendors along with
live music the length of Beach Blvd.
in Gulfport, "the Little City with a
Big Heart". Proceeds from the event
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buyer. Council directed staff to con-
tinue discussions with the county
to find out what they might offer to
buy the system. There is currently
no charge to the city to continue that
discussion.
-council decided it would not
be cost effective to move sanitation
truck parking to the 49th Street Cen-
ter parking lot.
-council approved an expen-
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of residents in the area proposed for
annexation to gauge interest.
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Tom Marsh, St. Pete: "All I know
is that he got appointed by a man
under questionable circumstances,
who really had no business mak-
ing any appointments. Blagojevich
shouldn't be making appointments
while he is under scrutiny. Whether
Burris is effective in office or not is
completely up to him at this point.
If the Senate feels comfortable seat-
ing him then they must not have
found anything objectionable about
him. It was up to the Illinois legisla-
ture to sign off on him. The fact that
Blagojevich is under investigation
for "pay to play" with Obama's sen-
ate seat and he picked Burris would
naturally raise some questions about
Burris' competency. We don't know
what connection, if any, they have.
It will really be up to Burris to prove
himself. If it was Florida, I might be
a bit more concerned."



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Linda Artze, St. Pete: "Burris should
have been voted on by the Senate; I
don't think he can be effective, since
he was hand-picked by Blagojevich,
who is now under impeachment and
in big trouble. I just don't think it was
a good choice. I'm from Decatur, Illi-
nois and we all know how corrupt Chi-
cago politics traditionally has been. I
mean, it's the land of Al Capone and
the Mob and in my opinion where
crime and corruption started! I don't
know enough about Burris. What
made Blagojevich pick him in the first
place? That would make me suspi-
cious right away and wonder if there
was some kind of payback for the Gov-
ernor. So naturally if the Governor is
corrupt and under impeachment, I
would think that anyone he appoints
would be suspect. That's why I don't
think Burris will have an easy time
of it. A lot of people will be watching
him closely to see what he does and if
it connects him to Blagojevich in any
way."



Gennisa "Sassy" Ebert, Gulfport:
"I think Burris will have a lot of dif-
ficulty being effective because he
will be under tougher scrutiny. It
will take time for people to take him
seriously and trust him and his mo-
tives I think he will have to make an
extra effort to separate himself from
the Blagojevich administration and
anything connected to it. But I don't
think the Blagojevich impeachment
will affect Burris, I just hope the
Senate doesn't reverse themselves on
Burris because of it."


Don Stjernstron, St. Pete: "Even
though I'm not a Democrat, I think
Burris came across pretty square,
hke he was on the up and up. He
went before the Senate and answered
their questions and he explained
himself very well. He was contrite
with some of the senators and I think
he knows that Governor Blagojevich
will be impeached. But Burris has
a clean record of public service. He
was a States Attorney General and
has been in politics for four decades.
He seems to be the best pick of the
bunch. Another possible candidate
for the seat,Jesse Jackson, Jr. seems
tainted by the whole Blagojevich
mess; he had to spend too much time
back-peddling and trying to explain
himself, even if he did nothing wrong.
So I'd much rather have Burris in the
Senate. I think the Senate was wrong
not to seat Burris immediately, be-
cause technically Blagojevich still
had the authority to appoint him. Ac-
cording to the law, Blagojevich is still
the governor. I don't think Burris was
involved in the "pay for play". I think
the real questions will be answered if
Burris gets re-elected on 2010. Also I
think Burris has Obama and Durbin
supporting him; he has backing in
high places."





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Letters

Use of Firearms
during Holidays
Dear Editor: I have been a Gulfport
resident since 1971 and pretty much
in the same area. I have never had
a use for a Firearm and don't see a
use for it in the future. My concerns
are that the use of firearms during
holidays are extremely dangerous
not only for the person using them
but everyone around here. It's very
annoying when one is trying to sleep
during the holidays and some idiot is
firing their firearms in the middle of
the night. Do these people ever think
or are they just plain stupid? I own
a dog and whenever he hears loud
noises he starts barking non-stop.
What would happen if a stray bul-
let came down (because what goes
up must come down somewhere) and
hit someone or someone's pet? People
just need to think about what they
are doing. This problem has been
getting worse every year as our city
grows. I hope people read this letter
and think about the consequences of
firing a gun in or around the neigh-
borhood. Thank you for your time.
Robert Manley


Enough of the Chickens
Dear Editor: I am among many in
Gulfport who support allowing the
keeping of a small number of chick-
ens by local residents. I see no reason
whatsoever to prohibit a small num-
ber of chickens and I see many good
reasons why residents should be al-
lowed to do so. I won't go into a list


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brief and to the point as possible.
Letters must be typed in up-
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All letters are printed and edited
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The Gabber encourages and wel-
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of these pros and cons, because they
have been aired ad infinitum by and
to City Council already. And clearly,
we are only talking about chickens;
not goats, cows or wildebeests. Peo-
ple creating a nuisance with chickens
can be dealt with accordingly under
existing laws.
I agree that too much time has al-
ready been spent on this. I've seen so
much poetic waxing by some Council
members about their own childhood
experiences with chickens (or fears
of Gulfport turning into a barnyard)
that it almost seems as though they
have more thoughts on this matter
than many other more pressing is-
sues of the day. I urge Council mem-
bers to show a little bit of perspective
and vote to allow this little bit of tol-
erance for this perfectly harmless ac-
tivity. And then let's move on!
Daniel Hodge


Keep Your Hands
Out of my Wallet
Dear Editor: I wish to comment on
the Mayor's proposed tax increase on
alcohol.
I'm tired of growing potatoes and
then standing by without recourse
while government comes along and
takes away half of them. The Mayor,
whom I've always respected as be-
ing an intelligent man, will sense
my meaning. Perhaps not wanting to
overload the camel's back with straw,
he has decided that feathers will be
less noticeable.
There was a time under King George
when we thought even mild taxation
with representation was righteously
unacceptable. What shall we call it
now that government takes half our
pay despite representation. I, for one,
call it plunder.
Enough, Mr. Mayor! I don't know
whether the camel has finally suc-
cumbed or whether there is still
enough sinew, spirit or sanity within
him to muster up some outrage. I
hope it's the latter.
With all due respect, Mr. Mayor, vol-
unteer your own funds all you want.
But leave me alone for a while. When
a politician takes my last cent, it will
still not be enough for him.
Juris Bikanix


Forget the Chickens,
What about the Cats?
Dear Editor: I believe that the
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Though you usually aspire to being
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throw your full support behind a
dynamic new boss or leader. Reserve
your generous contributions until
you see that your approach will be
appreciated.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You
are well meaning, but peacekeeping
tactics may not have the desired
effect. Good will cannot be squeezed
from anyoneis heart. But you can
work to create an equal and fair
environment. The best way to lead is
to live right. Your example of justice
for all is appealing and easy for others
to follow.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You
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group of smart and good-hearted
people, and this week it's your turn to
lead them. Take your group beyond
what is status quo in your neck of
the woods. You'll see changes in
the way things are done as early as
Wednesday. Your community will be
grateful for your vision.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). An
awakening takes place. You realize
that you are a force for kindness and
decency, and it's up to you to uphold
thesevalues. You have other goals, but
they all serve your primary aim -- to
raise the energy around you wherever
you go. It's a secret intention, perhaps
an unconscious one, but a noble
purpose nonetheless.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There
is nothing too sinister afoot, but
still something isn't right. Uncanny
incidents are just too coincidental for
your comfort. You wonder if someone
is trying to pull one over on you. Step
back and take a good, long, hard look.
Stay alert. Investigate to assuage
your doubts so that you can get back
to living well.
GEMINI (INl.y 21-June 21). You'll
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though maybe not at first. It's an
uncomfortable bit of upheaval, but
it's all for the best. The change makes
you stretch and maybe it stings,
which gets your attention. If you
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as you could be, you'll be powerfully
focused by week's end.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You
would like to say that you are using a
strategy in order to gain favor within
an organization. It would be cool to
think you are in control of your rise
to power. But in fact, you are simply
acting on instinct with little clue
about what's going to happen next.
And it's all working perfectly. So
keep trusting yourself!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
Troubleshooting is your forte.
Saying yes is your weakness. Sure,
you accomplish more in your spare
time helping others than some
manage all week. Avoid becoming
the neighborhood handyman though.
Make sure you're not taken for
granted. And apply yourself to your
own work and dreams.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It
will be wonderful to get out of your
environment. If physical travel is not
possible, you can get the same effect
by losing yourself in a book, a special
friendship or other entertainment.
The silver screen inspires too. Seeing
someone else successfully handle
a similar situation gives you an
ingenious idea.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your
cause will greatly benefit from your
impassioned participation this week.
You not only have the verve that will
help bring about change, you also
have the charming personality that
will draw in the people you need most
on your side. Saturday, be careful not
to get in the way of the wheels of your
project.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
Falling in love, whether with another
being or an endeavor, is indeed a
gamble -- as is everything in life. You


cannot win if you do not play. You're
probably not entirely ready to put
your heart on the line, so it's helpful
to remember that solitude has its
own risks too. You get braver as the
week goes on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
There is a kind of rage in your belly
this week but it's not necessarily
about being angry. Think of this as
raw fuel that you can apply anywhere
you so desire. If there's someone
who deserves your wrath, you may
unleash it. But it's probably better
to put this intense power to proactive
use on your pet project.
This Week's Birthdays: You are
compelled to give more of yourself
than is possible this year. Your
contentment relies onvaluing the help
you give without having to promise
more. Even if you only help a person
one time, being present in a moment
of need has profound impact. You will
be on the receiving end of fawning
attention and bountiful assistance
in March. Your talents grow through
the spring and by June you are ready
to step into a leadership role. You
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Arbor Day Friday, January 16th from
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of the book at the Reference Help Desk.
Thursday, January 15 (coffee's ready at
10:00 am, talk starts at 10:15). The title for
February: The Other Boelyn Girl, by Phil-
lipa Gregory.
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.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturday, Janu-
ary 24 at 2:00 pm. Presented by Pat Brin-
kley.
Short Stories Discussion Group: Pre-
sented by local chapter of Brandeis Univer-
sity Women. Monday, January 26 at 1:00
28


'enter 5730 Shore
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
program are $88 res./$176 non-res.
CLASSES
Basic Drawing-Thurs., 1-2:30pm. The
fee is $15 per class. Please call the in-
structor 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 Margo-
Tues., 10 a.m. Noon. In 6 lessons Margo
will take you from blank paper to wonder-
ful creations. Cost is $60 for entire course.
Call Margo at 347-1859 for more info.
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 in-
terests 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. (Begin-
ners), advanced students stay until 8:30
p.m. Cost is $35 per month.
Nia- Thurs., 10am. Your first class is
free. Fees are: monthly $32, drop in $10


Library


Blvd. So 893-1068
a class, or a 8 class pass for $56. Call 727-
729-9410 for more information or online
at www.NiaStPete.com
Streetwise Self-protection & Empow-
erment 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 ses-
sion. Private lessons available. Call Jack
at 430-0690 for more info.
Watercolor-Thurs., 6:30- 8:45 p.m. On-
going classes $45 a month or $13 per
class. Call Patsi at 501-3559 for more in-
formation and supply list.
Gulfport Walking Club -Tues. & Thurs.,
9am-Noon. Please wear comfortable
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 relax-
ation. All fitness levels are welcome. Bring
a mat and water. $35 per month, $10 for a
drop in. Please call Maureen at 381-2166
for more info.


5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074


pm.
A Very Special Event-We are pleased to
announce that on Thursday evening, Feb-
ruary 5, 5:30-7:30 pm, we will re-dedicate
the Library Friends Room in memory of
long-time Library advocate and Friend of
Gulfport, Miss Frances Purdy! The dedi-
cation ceremony will include the unveiling
of a beautiful new portrait of Frances, and
remarks by members of Frances' family,
and will be followed by a reception and re-
freshments, featuring keyboard selections
by Oliver Norden. All friends of Frances
and the Gulfport community are cordially
invited to attend.
AARP Tax Service: A free service for se-
niors and others on low or fixed incomes.
Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, through April
10. First-come, first-served. Bring all tax
papers and a copy of last year's return.
Register to Vote-Make Freedom Count!:
Municipal elections are March 10, and the
registration deadline is Monday, February
9. Don't miss this opportunity to register to
vote, update your address or signature, or
apply to vote by mail. A representative of
the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections
will be present at the Gulfport Library to
assist you, as well as provide Optical Scan
Voting System demonstrations. Saturday,


February 7, ll:00am-4:00 pm.
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays, Feb-
ruary 14 and February 28 at 2:00 pm. Pre-
sented by Pat Brinkley.
Socrates Caf6: These monthly discussion
groups were inspired by the book The Six
Questions of Socrates. Author Christopher
Phillips traveled the world to lead informal
groups, engaging people in the manner of
the ancient Greek philosopher, for whom
"the questions are more important than the
answers." Thursday, February 12 at 10:00
am.
Suncoast Computer Users: Thursday,
February 12 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 supplies available,
but you furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook
album. FMI, contact Kay Boatwright 893-
1074. Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 pm.
Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers:
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.
One-on-One Computer Instruction: By
appointment only--contact Alex Hooks at
the Reference Desk, or call 893-1073.


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Slices City Sponsored Activities

evsic in the Community



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


Closed Jan. 19-The Senior Center and
GEMS will be closed on Monday, January
19 in observance of Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day.
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
exercise videos.
Candy Bars-World's Finest Chocolate
candy bars are now available at the Se-
nior Center for $1.00 per bar. Proceeds
will benefit the Senior Center Founda-
tion. Great value that includes a coupon
for Subway!
New: Elder Law Clinic-Call now to re-
serve space for legal assistance on Fri.
Feb. 20, 9:30-11:30am. Attorneys will
provide help with legal forms (wills, liv-
ing wills, powers of attorney, health care
surrogate. etc.) This free service will be of-
fered every 3rd Friday. Must be 60 years
of age or older, reside in Southern Pinel-
las County and meet income guidelines.
Call for more info. Walk-ins welcome.
Treadmills & Recumbent Cycle-
Treadmills and one recumbent cycle are
available for registered Senior Center
members. Must provide medical release
form from your doctor. Forms available
at Center.
Italian Language/Dance Classes -Be-
ginners, 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.
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabetic
Educator Sandra Grosvenor offers free
diabetic education classes every 2nd and
4th Mon. at 10am. Learn how to manage/
cope with diabetes. Next class: Jan. 26.
Diabetic Support Group-meets every
Monday at 10am except the 2nd & 4th
Monday.
Health Insurance Questions?-SHINE
Counselor Sarah Peel can help you with
your Medicare, Medicaid questions or
billing problems and help you select an
appropriate 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
Support for Caregivers- every Wed. at
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2pm
Cards & Games
Beginning Bridge Class Tues. at 1:30;
Wed. at 6:30pm
Contract Bridge/ Tues & Thurs, 2pm;
Bingo/Fri, 1pm; Euchre/Tues. 6:30pm;
Board Game D .,. ..i. 1pm; Wii Bowl-
ing/Thurs, 1pm.
USDA Food -Every 2nd Thurs. 9am-
noon for qualifying Gulfport residents.
Proof of income and address required for
new clients.
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. Newcomers
welcome.
Yoga Yoga will resume on Wed. Jan. 7
at 1:30pm.
Visual Drawing/Painting-Class
(now filled) will meet again on Jan. 23,
3-4:30pm with instructor Oliver Norden.
Investment Discussion Group-Every
Wed. at 10:30am.
Part-Time Employment-A pre-test for
determination of qualification as a 2009
part-time census taker will be offered
on Thurs. Jan. 22 at 1pm. Reservations
required. Pay: $10/hr plus transporta-
tion costs reimbursed. Must be 18 yrs/up.
Bring Driver's license or other ID and So-
cial Security Card.
Coming Soon Health Fair-Mon. Jan.
26: Fitness Center Open House/9am-noon;
Presentation: "How to Dress Smart in To-
day's Economy"/10:30am. Free haircuts,
manicures, massages, facials/10am-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 balance screenings/10am-noon.
Cooking Demo with Karen Saley/11:15am
including lunch: (Must get meal ticket in
advance, cost $1). Thurs. Jan. 29, Line
Dance Lessons with Carmela Nesci/9am-
10:30am; Lighten Up with Laughter by
Leslie Gibson, RN/Hospice/10:30am; Ex-
ercise with YMCA Group/11:15am.
Flea Market- Fri. Jan. 30, 9am-noon.
Entertainment Fair-Free entertain-
ment 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 following the performance.
First come, first serve.
VitaLife Class Total Fitness-Univer-
sal Health Care Group offers exercises
classes at the Neighborhood Center (1617
49th St. S.) every Mon. & Wed. at 1:30pm.
The 1 hour classes incorporate moderate
levels of cardiovascular conditioning, bal-
ance, flexibility and strengthening seg-
ments. Newcomers welcome. Free.


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




HICKMAN
THEATER
OF LJLFf)RT
5501 27th Ave. So.
893-1070
Gulfport Community Players
presents the comedy
"THE SILVER WHISTLE"
Jan. 15-25
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Sun. Matinee, 2 p.m.,

Tickets $15, Call 322-0316
Also available at Gulfport
Casino, Eileen's Resale
Boutique, Beach Bazaar &
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce



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5500 Shore Blvd. So.
893-1070
MARIO DELEON'S BAND
& DANCE
Social & Ballroom Dancing
Sun., Jan. 18, 6-10 p.m. $7
Tues., Ballroom Lessons
12-3 p.m. $7
12-1 Advanced,
1-2 Beginner, 2-3 Dancing

INAUGURAL BALL
Tues., Jan. 20, 7-11 p.m.
VICK SCUTERI QUINTET
& DJ RANDY
$20, Call 327-2796

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

ROZELLE, CHARLOTTE G., 79, of
South Pasadena, died Monday, Jan.
5, 2009, at The Fountains at Boca
Ciega. Born in Palatka, she came
here from Jacksonville, in 1958.
Charlotte worked for the Pinellas
County School system for 19 years.
She was a member of Pasadena Com-
munity Church, the Retired Teach-
ers Association and the Treasure Is-
land Yacht Club. She was preceded
in death by her son Frederick "Rick"
Rozelle and daughter Nancy Rozelle
Moore. She is survived by her lov-
ing husband of 58 years Frederick
Rozelle, South Pasadena, and son
and daughter-in-law Randall W. and
Amy Bond- Rozelle, North Reding-
ton Beach; 3 grandchildren Brooke
and Dylan Rozelle, North Redington
Beach and ( h ry-I.- Moore, Ft. Myers;
sister Katherine Harper, Titusville
and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at
11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009,
at Pasadena Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has re-
quested donations be made to the
American Cancer Society and Pasa-
dena Community Church. Visit the
family's personalized online Guest-
book @ www.AndersonMcQueen.com.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
Tyrone Chapel, 727-347-6636.











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Ultrasound Doppler is used to detect poor circulation due to blockage in the extremities. An abnormal PAD test
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4. Thyroid Ultrasound ...................................................................................................... $35
Scan to rule out cysts, nodules, goiters and tumors.
5. Abdom final Ultrasound ..................................................................................................$85
Helps identify cancers of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, gallstones, kidney stones and more.
6. Heart Scan Echocardiogram ...................................................................................... $95
Screening to view wall motion, valves, enlargements, calcifications, stenosis, prolapse, blood clots,
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Complete Evaluation (All 6 Ultrasounds) ............................................................................ $179

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IAC, from front page

The non-profit teaching facility
opened its doors in August 2008
and currently offers classes in glass
blowing, glass fusing, lampwork
(glass bead making), metalsmithing,
found metal sculpture and metal
clay. Non-member fees start at $75
plus materials for lampwork mini-
sessions. Memberships cost $50 or
$75 for a family of two and classes
are discounted $25 across the board.
Each new membership also includes
a free IAC logo t-shirt.
Fun With Hot Glass, taught by
master glass blower Jackie Ballard,
is held on most Saturdays from
10 a.m. until 4p.m. Students usually
make two or three blown glass


objects, including a paperweight
and a drinking vessel. The IAC also
offers 20-minute Blow Your Own
Glass Ornament mini-classes at
Gulfport Art Walks twice a month for
only $25. Art Walks at the IAC also
feature demonstrations by award-
winning glass blower Owen Pach.
The Gulfport Art Walk is held on
the first Friday and third Saturday
every month from 6-10 p.m.
The IAC's newest addition is a
Taste of Metal Clay, taught by MJ
McCauley. MJ is a talented artisan
in fiber and jewelry arts for the
past 10 years.She got hooked on
the flexibility of Metal Clay and
the personalization it offers to fine
jewelry. She has taught classes
throughout New England and will
be teaching in Gulfport until late


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spring. Metal Clay (known as PMC
or Art Clay) consists of pure silver
or gold in tiny particles smaller
than 20 microns. These particles
are mixed in an organic binder and
water formula. During firing, the
binder burns away and the precious
metals sinter, leaving either .999
silver or 24K gold. IAC students will
work with silver clay.
Classes also include Found Metal
Sculpture, taught by James Oleson
Jr., who created the 14-foot tall
horse sculpture, "Shane's Tall Drink
of Water," that resides in front of the
Industrial Arts Center in the heart
of Gulfport's Art Village Courtyard.
Oleson is the grandson of Bud
Oleson, who created the metal horse
sculptures that live on Bayshore
Boulevard in Tampa. Oleson's
students work with grinders and
welding torches to create sculptures
from old steel and other metals.
Students may bring their own found
steel or work with recycled steel that
Oleson brings to the class.
Lampwork, glass fusing and
metalsmithing classes for the
new year will also be starting in
mid-late January. The IAC's full
class schedule is available online
at www.industrialartscenter.org.
Memberships and class tuitions may
also be paid online.
For information on classes,
memberships, sponsorship or
volunteering, call 289-9365 or email:
classes@industrialartscenter.org.



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St. Petersburg Hosts
2009 MLK Events
29th Annual MLK Essay Contest
Finals Thursday, January 15.
High school students make their
final oratorical presentations at
the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18
Avenue S., 7 p.m. Free and open
to the public. Cosponsored by the
MLK Commemorative Celebration
Committee Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha
of St. Petersburg. Contact: Wanda
Mitchell, 893-7803.
* 24th Annual MLK Drum Major for
Justice Awards Banquet Saturday,
January 17. Hilton St. Petersburg
Bayfront, 333 First Street S., 8 p.m.
Official opening of MLK week in
Florida; Louisiana State Senator
Cleo Fields, keynote speaker. Tickets
$35 available at Enoch Davis Center.
Contact: MLKholidaylegacy@aol.
com or MLK Holiday & Legacy office,
327-6555.
Annual MLK Ecumenical/Inter-
faith Worship Service & Candlelight
Vigil Sunday, January 18. Bethel
Metropolitan Church, 3455 26
Avenue S., 4 p.m. Open to people


of all faiths; program with Pastor
Rickey Houston followed by candle
light vigil. Cosponsored by the
MLK Commemorative Celebration
Committee Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha
of St. Petersburg. Contact: Karim Ali,
Congregations Unitedfor Community
Action (CUCA), 867-7067.
* 24th Annual MLK National Drum
Major for Justice Battle of the Bands
& Drum Line Extravaganza
Sunday, January 18. Tropicana
Field, One Tropicana Drive, 6:15
p.m. Performers include college and
high school marching bands from
five states. Tickets: $10 in advance;
$12 at the door; $15 VIP seating.
Purchase advance tickets at Enoch
Davis Center, 1111 18 Avenue S.,
or Looking Good Men's Fashions in
St. Petersburg, Tampa and
Bradenton. Contact: Ticketmaster,
813-287-8844; Enoch Davis Center,
893-7134; MLKholidaylegacy@aol.
com or MLK Holiday & Legacy office,
327-6555.
23rd Annual MLK Leadership
Breakfast Monday, January 19.
Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue N.,
7:30 a.m. Dr. Bartholomew Banks,


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Sr., keynote speaker. $25 per
person; proceeds benefit student
scholarships. Contact: Dianne
Speights, National Council of Negro
Women/St. Petersburg Metropolitan
Section, 403-0144 or 896-2922.
S24th Annual MLK Drum Major For
Justice National Parade Monday,
January 19. Starts at 1:15 p.m. The
parade route begins at Third Ave.
S. and Martin Luther King St.,
proceeds north to Central Ave., east
to Bayshore Drive, and north to Fifth
Ave. N., disbanding at Vinoy Park.
Contact: MLKholidaylegacy@aol.com
or MLK Holiday & Legacy parade
office, 327-6555.
For more information about the MLK
Holiday & Legacy Association's Drum
Major for Justice awards banquet,
band festival, or parade, contact
the MLK Holiday & Legacy office at
327-6555 or MLKholidaylegacy@aol.
com; orvisitwww.mlknationalparade.
org.
For more details about the MLK
Commemorative Celebration
Committee's Annual MLK Essay
Contest, Inter-faith Worship Service
or Candlelight Vigil, contact Karim
Ali, (CUCA), 867-7067.

A Fun Night
Daughters of Penelope and Ahepa
Chapters are sponsoring "A Fun
Night" on January 17 at 7 p.m. at
St. Stefanos Church Hall, 3600 76
Street N. in St. Petersburg. Donation
of $25 includes appetizers, food,
games and prizes. For tickets, call
Charlie or Nicky at 392-2991 or
Bessie at 866-7309.










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Re-introduction of Gulfport Council Candidates
Registered Gulfport voters may participate in the March 10, 2009 city wide election. The election is for the
council seats in Ward 2 and Ward 4. The incumbents are Michele King in Ward 2, and Mary Stull, Ward 4.
The Gabber asks the candidates the following;
If Gulfport citizens elected you to council,
how would you vote on the following hypothetical issues:
1). An ordinance allowing liveaboard boaters in the Gulfport Municipal Marina?
2). A tax increase specifically to add additional police officers, vehicles,
and equipment to patrol areas of the city with the highest crime rates?
3). Allowing businesses in additional areas of the Arts district?
4). More stringent rental housing laws and codes?


An ordinance allowing
live-a-board boaters in
the Gulfport Municipal
Marina

Greenwald: This is an issue that is
long overdue to be reviewed by the city
council. Before moving to Gulfport, I
lived on my boat for seven years. That
said, having been a live aboard myself,
I would whole heartily agree with such
an ordinance. And likewise, I think
we should allow live aboard in our
future mooring field. Live aboard are
a deterrent to crimes committed to
unwatched boats. Currently our code
allows boat owners just 72 hours every
thirty days to stay on board their vessels.
Our police force would welcome a new
group of neighborhood watch people,
and they would be able to concentrate
on our more serious crime areas. Live
aboard do not create any harmful waste
to our environment. On the contrary, live
aboard look out for their docks and their
dock neighbors because it is their home.
Live aboard typically pay an increased
fee to dock their boat, thereby increasing
the city's revenues at one of our profit
making enterprises. There has been
some talk about privatizing the marina
to bring in some much-needed immediate
cash. I am totally against the idea of
privatizing our marina. The marina staff
is excellent and they run a very good
operation. Let's keep them in our city
government.

Henderson: My support for live-aboard
boaters in the marina would be given
only if they were subject to the same
laws and ordinances as other Gulfport
residents, including any taxation,
noise ordinances and property upkeep
requirements. The right to reside
on a sea-going vessel in the marina
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should also be contingent on such
boats being responsibly maintained
and operated, and further creating
no increased negative environmental
impact.

Herrod: I am in favor of this ordinance
as it would provide additional tax
revenue for the city as long as
the ordinance clearly outlined the
requirements and regulations for live
aboard boaters. Restrictions/regulations I
propose are:
a restrict the size of the boat to 32
feet or greater
D requires revenue (to be
determined) be collected in
advance at the time the owner
of the boat enters into a contract
with the marina
a time limit be enforced (for
example: limited to no more than
one year at a time)

King: Having the Gulfport Municipal
Marina in my ward has always made
me proud. It is one of the finest marinas
in Pinellas County. It has designation
as a "Florida Clean Marina" winning
that award for several years, and it has
always been profitable. However, I don't
believe there is enough space for the
amenities necessary to accommodate
them. The lack of flushing action in the
marina makes it an insurmountable
sanitation issue and disruption to the
existing neighborhood make it a bad
choice for Gulfport.

Prell: Based on the pollution and trash
we already have in Clam Bayou, the Bay
and our other waterways I would not
support live-a-boards at the marina. Our
marina is beautiful let's keep it that way.


Candidates


Ward 2


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Michele King
Incumbent Ward 2


Jim Greenwald
Candidate Ward 2


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Stull: When I was transferred to Florida
it was suggested that I rent a boat and Chrisan Herrod
become a live aboard. So I did do some Candidate Ward 2
research into the option. Live aboard
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Candidates

Ward 4


Courtland Yarborough Henderson: I would support a
Candidate Ward 4 reasonable tax increase if the funds
were specifically limited to increasing
police presence and resources in crime-
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in our marina would provide a very
good security device. Recently we have
had numerous acts of vandalism in the
marina. Live aboard would help deter
these problems. One thing that would
need to be done is provide strong leases
with the city to regulate the activities
of the live aboard renters. Then the
same regulations could apply to the new
mooring field live aboard.

Yarborough: I am in favor of a live
aboard ordinance for the Gulfport Marina
only if it can have a positive impact on
the environment.


A tax increase
specifically to add
additional police
officers, vehicles, and
equipment to patrol
areas of the city with
the highest crime rates

Greenwald: I am inherently against
tax increases. I have seen our police
department invest its money in high
tech equipment, vehicles that were over
built for their mission. Our police force
has a retention problem. We should
spend more of our department's money,
whether grant money or not, on making
our officers pay on par with other
departments in our area. We need to
retain our fine officers and not just be a
line item on their resume. Additionally,
I would like to encourage residency for
our officers by offering to allow them to
take their cars home with them when
they were off duty. While this might
increase the number of vehicles we would
require, it has been shown that a police
car parked in the neighborhood lessens
crime and other infractions. It works
for the Sheriffs office and our resident
sheriffs cars have produced a similar
result. Resident officers would have
more of a feel for the neighborhood, more
inclined to be the friendly peace officers
that we would like to have. I would like
to see a change in the city charter that
requires both the police and fire chiefs to
be residents of the city, just as the City
Manager must be.


prone areas of Gulfport. A strong
police presence and the united show
of community involvement with public
safety is crucial to maintaining the
character of our city.

Herrod: I am not in favor of raising
taxes. Given that the crime rate is
exceeding the capacity of Gulfport's
capability to enforce and apprehend
criminals then the following should be
considered before raising additional
taxes:
o Develop and implement crime
prevention and detection
programs such as neighborhood
watch; continuing education and
communication programs with
the citizens of Gulfport regarding
crime prevention
o Review of current Gulfport
budget and re-allocation of funds/
resources currently earmarked for
other programs/projects
o Strengthen existing relationships
with other county, state, and
national police forces to provide
more extensive coverage.
o Reallocate existing police
resources to address spikes in
crime
D Use confiscated monies (for
example, from drug arrests) to
acquire additional resources as
appropriate
King: I don't believe we should raise
taxes. I was the only councilperson this
year that voted consistently against
raising taxes. In 2008 I spearheaded a
10% reduction in our mileage rate also.
We need to reassess existing resources,
identifying ways to use our resources
more effectively to fulfill the needs of our
residents.

Prell: Any tax increase in these hard
times will be a hard sell to the public. I
think there should be a referendum to
ask the voters if they want to be taxed. If
they want better police protection they
will vote "yes". Remember the Penny
for Pinellas, it passed even in hard
times because the people did not mind
paying for it. There are grants that can
be utilized for these things too. I think
Gulfport has a Mutual Aid Agreement(s)
with other law enforcement agencies and,
if not, we need to. The best crime watch is
the people in the neighborhoods watching
and being responsible to lock their
doors, garages, sheds and windows and
call the police when they see something
suspicious. I encourage all residents to
get your DAWG sign today.
Continued, next page
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Mary Stull
Incumbent Ward 4


Sam Henderson
Candidate Ward 4


Pam Prell
Candidate Ward 4


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Stull: At [last week's] budget meeting we were
informed that the budgeted amount for the police
force is sufficient. As for areas of the city with the
highest crime rate, I have noticed that monthly that
area changes, often times dependent upon the time
of the year or the events happening in that period. I
feel that our police force has a high presence in the
city. I am very reassured when I see a patrol car in my
neighborhood. And, the time that I did call the police
they were present within a matter of minutes.

Yarborough: Lower the crime rate by adding
additional lighting instead of additional taxes. Increase
neighborhood watch groups and give them direct
contact cell phone numbers to the officers on patrol.


An ordinance allowing
businesses in additional areas
of the Arts District

Greenwald: Small business is the character of
Gulfport's business community. We don't cater to
big name chains, we all have a service, a product
or an eatery that is locally owned and operated.
Certainly encouraging an expansion of that business
community is in the best interest of current and future
Gulfportians. As the price of transportation increases,
citizens will be encouraged to shop locally to save those
costs. An increase in the service population working
in Gulfport would increase the eatery business. We
should encourage people to come down here and eat.
One of the shortcomings of increasing our business
district is we don't have any more parking. The city
needs to bite the bullet and start planning a parking
structure somewhere near the downtown Art District.
We missed an excellent opportunity by not purchasing
the property behind O'Maddy's. Because the council
was too cheap to pay what then was being asked for
the property, we now have five derelict structures in
various stages of construction and deterioration. At
this time I believe that our best solution is to build a
parking structure where the library parking lot now
stands and take it north to the Senior Center. This
would provide hundreds of parking places that will
be needed as we expand our restaurant and tourism
businesses. To help with the parking problem, we
need to expand the free trolley route to cover all of
Gulfport. Not just the Beach Boulevard business
district. By making a circular route around the city,
we could encourage more residents to stay in Gulfport
to spend their money. Currently we have three
business organizations: the Chamber of Commerce,
the Downtown Merchants Association and the 49th
Street Merchants Association. We have the Casino,
the Hickman Theater and the Gulfport Players for
entertainment. Many of our local establishments
feature quality musical entertainment. Most of our
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activities go unnoticed until they have happened.
We need to change this. The city needs a publicity
coordinator. It need not be a permanent employee; this
position could be filled by a local journalism student
from Boca Ciega High, SPC or USF. The coordinator
would centralize information of all our activities and
release regular press releases keeping the local papers,
television and radio stations apprised of what is
happening in Gulfport. This will bring in more business
and therefore more revenues for our businesses.

Henderson: The people of Gulfport, at a minimum
the residents directly affected by a rezoning of the
arts district, should have the opportunity to vote on
this issue. I believe it would be a positive step for
the city to expand the arts district not only east and
west, but northward along the old trolley corridor as
well. I would prefer to see existing structures used
for business enterprises as opposed to inviting new
development.


Herrod: I am in favor of bringing additional business
to Gulfport because this will provide additional
operating revenue for the city as well as increase
tourism and consumer interest in Gulfport.
a The nature and type of business must always
be considered along with the impact to the
residents of the Arts district6the Gulfport
Charter and Code of Ordinances has a detailed
section on businesses and what is and is not
allowed in home businesses and any new
initiative to bring in additional business should
be aligned with existing city guidelines or
modified as appropriate.
a Recruitment of new businesses should be
aligned with the culture and reputation of
Gulfport as a City of the Arts.

King: Financial success of the Gulfport Business
district depends on its ability to grow. To allow
some of the residents within the district to operate
small businesses out of their homes provides for
that expansion without impacting the residential
community. A vibrant downtown is a must for the
success of the entire city.

Prell: I would want to know what type of businesses
and what area they would be in. I always support
our local businesses. I love our downtown area and
making it better is always a positive thing. We don't
want too much competition for the current businesses,
which might put them some of them out of business,
especially during these bad economic times. I feel
we need to be careful that we don't impose too much
congestion and noise on the residents of that area. It
needs to be a delicate balance between businesses and
residents.


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Stull: Right now I feel our first priority should be to
fill the vacant buildings in our current area of the
Arts District with profitable businesses before we
even consider making the area larger. Once that is
accomplished then we need to recognize that growth is
essential to our survival as a city. Then is the time to
deal with the question of expansion of the Arts District
business area.

Yarborough: I am in favor of expanding the District
only after we update our parking study. The last study
I read was several years old.

More stringent rental housing
laws and codes

Greenwald: I see no need for changing the rental
housing laws and codes, on the other hand I would like
to see a strengthening of our building codes to require
that builders make their projects more energy efficient
and using greener designs. Currently while builders are
required to build to hurricane strength requirements
they have very lax rules in what type of insulation
they are allowed to put into a building. Encouraging
builders to make their buildings more energy efficient
now can only benefit the property owner in the future
with cost savings not found in the present building
codes. Additionally, I would like to see that future
residential building be required to have one garage
space 'or one designated and unobstructed parking
space for each bedroom to be built. This will help keep
the cars off of the street as our population increases.
There are people in our city who would like to see high
rise condos from Town Shores all along the waterfront
to the Marina. Certainly their aims have merit. This
would increase the tax base of our city, providing the
city with more revenues and more spending abilities.
There are those that claim that bringing high rises
to Shore Boulevard and the coastline will bring more
customers for our businesses. In my view this would
be a catastrophe for our small town charm. Although
I was not here when Town Shores was built, residents
who were tell me that the weather patterns changed
over Gulfport and not for the better. Likewise the tall
buildings on the west end of our town took a little away
from Gulfport's small town friendly atmosphere. High
rises on the waterfront would no doubt have the same
effect.
Currently there is nothing to protect us from a city
council being taken over by developers and real estate
agents and such a council passing ordinances allowing
just such a catastrophe. I believe that the only way
to prevent this from happening in the future is to put
a city-wide height restriction into the city charter.
Therefore high rises could not be achieved without the
public knowing and agreeing to it by referendum.


Henderson: During these tough economic times, I do
not see a value in placing additional hardship on either
landlords or tenants through the enactment of further
rules. The ordinances in place provide sufficient
recourse for all parties when properly enforced.

Herrod: The current Gulfport Charter and Code of
Ordinances provide detailed guidelines and regulations
concerning housing in general. Enforcement of the
current code and direct applicability to rentals should
be clearly enunciated and/or strengthened if necessary.
Enforcing the codes that already exist by placing an
increased emphasis on the current ordinances either
by more effective communication and or increasing
resources to accomplish this should be considered. I
am in favor of ensuring that the current Gulfport codes
are enforced. I am not in favor of creating additional
government regulations when there is sufficient legal
documentation that, if applied, covers the situation.
Priorities can and should be redirected to ensure that
there is appropriate follow-through on maintaining and
enforcing current codes.
King: We already have lots of laws and codes regarding
housing, rental and otherwise on the books. We need to
be more proactive and stringent in enforcing the laws
we have to make our city safer and more attractive to
live in.
Prell: Without knowing what kind of laws and codes
this is difficult to answer. I do support enforcing all
codes regarding the public safety and welfare of the
residents. I know all cities have housing laws and
rules already in place. I think rentals should be up to
code and landlords should provide a nice place for their
renters. I think having affordable housing is important
for families because of the cost of housing, food, gas,
electric, water and sewer. Things are getting really
expensive and many people simply cannot afford it. I
would like to see Gulfport help first time homeowners
buy their first homes in Gulfport.

Stull: One of the first questions I dealt with as a
council member concerned a resident with neighbor
rental issues. While discussing the problem we were
able to work on a solution that was within the limited
range of my council authority. I am very much in
favor of tenant rights, as I am with any human rights.
Perhaps we first need to review our building codes to
make sure they meet current standards. We also need
to examine these laws and codes to see if they meet the
environmental updates. After that review we would
have information needed to decide if the codes and laws
need to be more stringent.

Yarborough: We need more uniformity and less
selectivity with the enforcement of the
existing codes. I am reminded of what Tacitus said: the
more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.


Gabber January 15 -January 21, 2009








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
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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,
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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
"Steve Wayne"
($1 in exchange for a candy bar)
First come, first serve


Honoring
Frances Purdv


All are invited to remember the
late Frances Purdy as the most ac-
tive of volunteers during the 1990s,
one who kept the office doors open
many days and provided an end-
less stream of support and promo-
tion for Gulfport. Library director
Kitty Smith has arranged for the
library meeting room to be named
the Frances Purdy Friends Room
in her honor. A dedication recep-
tion will take place there on Thurs-
day evening, February 5, from 5:30
to 7:30 at The Friends Room of the
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S. Please stop by and join
her many friends for refreshments,
a video memorial to her life, and
remarks from her family, as well
as the unveiling of a new portrait
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The 36th Anniversary
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and sale, will be held on Saturday,
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.
The Art Festival also offers a large
selection of signed, framed, limited
editionprints from Syd Entel Galleries
of Safety Harbor. A 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 Countys 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
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from 11-5 p.m. with light lunches and
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All the news that's fit.






Professional
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I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season. I did, up in North Carolina
and Georgia. My most unusual present was on Christmas morning in front
of my closed bedroom door a tiny, thank God dead, mouse brought to me
by one of the cats. She always enjoys giving gifts to the family sometimes
they are live mice or shrews and my son, Jeff, has to dispose of them carefully
outside. Luckily this one he didn't have to take care of! Another very pleasant
experience happened with my other son, Greg, in Savannah, Georgia. He
inadvertently had dropped his filled key ring on the sidewalk (right next to
the car after parking it) and we found the keys again after we returned half an
hour later. It just proved that there are still honest people around!
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St. Petersburg Little Theatre will
hold auditions for "Little Mary
Sunshine" on Monday and Tuesday,
January 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the
theatre. They need 13 men various
ages, eight ladies various ages and
two youth one male, one female.
The 1959 original cast album of
Little Mary Sunshine asks "What
ever happened to the operettas?"
The answer is that times have
changed and musicals are very


different now. This show however
pokes gentle fun at the old shows.
It's the turn of the century and
the heroine is infinitely pure both
morally and vocally (soprano). The
hero is a rugged forest ranger captain
with a big, baritone voice. Support
comes from the juvenile leads: a
corporal and a maid who sing and
tap or soft shoe. There are six other
rangers and six proper young ladies,
all of whom have character names
and dialogue and numbers without
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The director, Bill Myerholtz was
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News from
VFW Post 39
By Stacy McBeth
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #39
is located at 2599 Central Avenue
in the heart of the Grand Central
District. There is always something
going on. Friday, January 16 at
5:39 p.m. the "A Hole" Club will
meet. This is a fun group that raises
money to support the Post. Saturday
the Post will open at 8 a.m. and
will serve breakfast until 11 a.m.
for a donation of $4. This is also
the day for the 90th Anniversary
Celebration. Social hour is at 4 p.m.
and the catered dinner will be served
at 6 p.m. Sunday it is NASCAR and
sports day. Monday we are not open.
Tuesday through Friday happy hour
is observed from 4-6 p.m. We have a
very nice game room, pool room and
a Military Memorabilia Museum. We
would like to invite you to stop by for
a visit, have a chat with the friendly
bartenders and enjoy our facility.
We have a very dedicated group of
officers supported by a strong Ladies
and Men's Auxiliary. Remember
to keep our active military and
their families in your thoughts and
prayers. Hope to see you soon!

Valentine's Day Dance
at Gulfport Casino
Swing with your sweetie at the
Valentine's Day Dance on Saturday,
February 14 from 8-11 p.m. at the
Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500
Shore Blvd. S. If you need to brush
up on your moves, a dance lesson is
available from 7:30-8 p.m.
Gulf Bay 18 Piece Big Band is the
live musical entertainment. Full
cash bar and snacks are available.
Tickets are on sale now at the
Gulfport Casino for $12. Call 893-
1070 for more information.


Mardi Gras Festival
Seeks Vendors
The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches
is seeking local sponsors andvendors
for Mardi Gras Weekend, February
21 and 22. The event will feature
art, craft and food vendors on
Treasure Island Beach, along with

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live music, a Poker Run, a 5K Fun
Run, an Antique Car/Hot Rod Show,
and a Masquerade Ball. Proceeds
from the event will benefit The
Miracle League and Pinellas Village.
Interested Vendors/Sponsors please
contact Suzanne at 322-5217. http://
www.kiwanismardigrasweekend.
org/.

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.
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Friday 1/20
Suspicious Circumstances- 5800
BIk 7th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 5600 BIk Newton
Ave. S.
Criminal Mischief- 5300 BIk Fairfield
Ave. S.
Domestic Verbal- 6000 BIk 15th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 4600 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Battery- 5600 BIk 28th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5500 BIk 29th Ave. S.
Saturday 1/3
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk
Shore Blvd S.


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Suspicious Circumstances- 6100
Blk 9th Ave. S.
Animal Complaint- 1100 BIk Gray St.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5100 BIk
Gulfport Blvd. S.
Burglary- 4900 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
59th St. S.
Animal Complaint- 1200 BIk 55th St.
S.
Burglary- 1200 BIk Gray St. S.
Animal Complaint- 5400 BIk 14th
Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 BIk Shore
Blvd S.
Sunday 1/4
Shots Fired- 1400 BIk 59th St. S.
Fight In Progress- Shore Blvd. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 11th Ave. S.
Burglary- 2000 BIk 49th St. S.
Burglary- 5300 BIk 10th Ave. S.
Burglary- 5200 BIk 9th Ave. S.
Burglary- 1100 BIk 53rd St. S.
Burglary- 5200 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Suspicious Circumstances- 2600
BIk 58th St. S.
Suspicious Person- Wood Ibis Park.


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Domestic Verbal- 5200 BIk 17th Ave.
S.
Burglary- 5400 BIk Newton Ave. S.
Domestic Battery- 5300 BIk 21st Ave.
S.
Burglary- 1200 BIk 52nd St. S.
Burglary- 5100 BIk 8th Ave. S.
Monday 1/5
Suspicious Person- 2000 BIk 49th St.
S.
Stolen Vehicle-Attempted- 2900 BIk
45th St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 4900 BIk 13th Ave.
S.
Trouble with Individual- 5400 BIk 9th
Ave. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1100 BIk
Gray St. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1400 BIk
Freemont St. S.
Tuesday 1/6
Trespasser- 2200 BIk 54th St. S.
Trespasser- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Hit & Run- 5700 BIk Gulfport Blvd. S.
Soliciting- 2500 Blk 52nd St. S.
Domestic Verbal- 5600 Blk 11th Ave.
S.
Animal Complaint- 5500 Blk Shore
Blvd. S.
Trouble with Individual- 1200 Blk
53rd St. S.
Wednesday 1/7
Burglary- 6000 Blk Tangerine Ave. S.
Noise Complaint- 5500 Blk Shore
Blvd. S.
Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 49th St.
S.
Civil Matter- 6100 BIk 9th St. S.
Robbery- 1700 BIk 57th St. S.
Call for Officer- 5100 BIk 27th Ave.
S.
Thursday 1/8
Noise Complaint- 2700 BIk 49th St.
S.
Burglary- Boca Ciega Bay
Animal Complaint- 900 BIk 52nd St.
S.
Burglary- 2800 BIk Clinton St. S.
Narcotics/Drugs- 900 BIk 58th St. S.
Disabled Vehicle- 4900 BIk Gulfport
Blvd. S.
Theft- 5600 BIk 21st Ave. S.
Theft- 4800 BIk Tradewinds Dr. S.
Noise Complaint- 800 BIk 54th St. S.
Suspicious Vehicle- 4900 BIk 14th
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is a two hour workshop that gives
you skills to affordably market,
advertise and take advantage of
public relations opportunities..
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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.
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For more information contact the
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893-7751. Register early because this
workshop fills up quickly!

Town Shores
Bocce Meeting
A general meeting will be held on
Monday, February 9 at 10 a.m. in
the clubhouse auditorium. Updates
on coming events will be discussed.
Mark your calendar now and please


try to attend. Coffee and donuts will
be served.
The week of January 5th brought
a few changes in the standings.
Diplomat took over First Place
and Buckingham moved to Second.
Jamison and Manchester are tied
for Third Place and Dover comes in
Fourth.
Don't let the weather keep you from
coming down to the Bocce Courts
to watch all the excitement. We
play every Monday-Wednesday at
1 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. If
it is inclement weather (rain, snow
or extreme cold), a game could be
rescheduled for another day.


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100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 91 weeks, Gulfport will celebrate
the centennial of its incorporation, 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, places,
and above all the decade of each picture aw
it comes along. To make it a little bit of a
challenge, we won't publish the correct cap-
tion until the following week.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER:
Shown in last week's photo: In August
1944, Gulfport's Community Church joined
the Southern Baptist Convention and held
its first services at their new building on
Gulfport Boulevard, nicknamed "The Little
White Church of the Singing Pines." (Loud-
speakers were placed in the beautiful tall
Streets around the building so that chimes
could be played to call the people to wor-
Who are the hosts of this pretty celebration? Answer next week. ship each Sunday morning.) The church
was demolished in the 1990s and a Mor-
mon Church built in its place.
Think you know the answer?
Send us an email with your answer, name and
phone number to News@theGabber.com






Town Shores
Golf Scramble
OK, all you golfers, now is the time
to get your reservation in for the
January Golf Outing on Saturday,
January 31. Get your group together
or we will partner you in a foursome.
This event is open to all men and
women owners, renters and guests at
Town Shores.
The outing will again be held at
the Terra Ceia Bay Country Club
in Palmetto, a short drive over the
Sunshine I1ky\\.iy Bridge. The price
of $43.50 includes 18 holes of golf,
cart, lunch, beverages and prizes.
Registration will be at 7:45 and a
shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Make
checks out to the Terra Ceia Bay
Country Club and all checks must
be in by Monday, January 26. Please
get checks to Gene Marckini, Chester
Halgas, Jim Walters or Lew Lamb.

USCG Safe Boating
Classes
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
78 has a 13-week continuous cycle of
Safe Boating Classes every Tuesday,
7:30pm, Warren Webster Community
Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, St.
Pete Beach (1 mile south ofDon CeSar)
Start at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
January classes include "Trailering
Your Boat", January 20; "Handling
Your Boat", January 27.
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360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.

2nd Mile
Recovery Group
The 2nd Mile Recovery Group
promotes growth in Christ and
recovery from addictions. Open to all
those affected by addiction whether
individually afflicted or burdened by
someone who is. Meetings will be held
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. beginning on
January 20 at Tradewinds Church,
6740 Park Street S., So. Pasadena.
Call 344-1501.

Caregiver's Support
Meeting
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
will host Caregiver's Support
Evening: Caring for Parents, Home
and Self, Thursday, January 22,
6:30-8 p.m., at The Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast's community
service center, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd.,
building 100, Clearwater.


This is a chance for caregivers
to share experiences with fellow
caregivers and discuss helpful ideas
about taking care of oneself while
caring for others. This event is free.
Refreshments will be served.
For information and to register,
please call 523-4138.

Pink Flamingo
Home Tour
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
presents Gulfport's Pink Flamingo
Home Tour 'Then and Now' on
Saturday, March 7, (rain or shine)
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are
$12 and available the day of the event
starting at Gulfport's Historical
Museum, 5301 28 Avenue S. in
Gulfport. Event is co-sponsored
by the City of Gulfport and Gulfport
Historical Museum. Self tour or take
the city trolley.
For additional information contact
Dolly Tickell, Event Coordinator at
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Hunting For
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Do you ever wonder how banks can
offer free checking accounts and still
stay in business? What about really
nice computer printers for $99? Or
as I saw advertised recently, free
with purchase of a new computer.
How can they do that and not lose
their shirts? Easy. Companies hide
the fact that you'll have to fork over
hundreds of dollars to purchase the
ink cartridges you'll need to run that
new printer, which, by the way, are
never on sale.


About your "free" checking account.
Just how much did you pay in ATM
fees this past year? What are those
mysterious charges on our monthly
statement? Uh huh. They are hid-
den fees.
Fees are hiding everywhere. In ho-
tel rooms they're called minibars.
Those $12 cashews and $40-per-day
parking fees on top of $15 for WiFi
service and $3 for a local phone call
can quickly offset the $80 loss-leader
price you thought you would pay for
that room. These are hidden fees.
How about that cell phone? Since
January 2002, wireless providers


have charged customers nearly $1
billion in additional fees that have
all kinds of nebulous names like the
"Federal Programs Cost Recovery
Fee," and other various and sundry
surcharges, taxes and fees. Let's get
real. Those costs were never dis-
closed to you when you signed the
contract. They appeared only after
you signed your life away for at least
a year. Probably two.
Why are companies so successful
when it comes to collecting hidden
fees? Because too many of us are
"myopes," and too few of us are "so-
phisticates."
Sophisticates play the hidden-fee
game with great success. They can
spot 'em a mile away! They print on
"draft" mode to make their cartridg-
es last longer, and they'd rather
shove toothpicks under the finger-
nails than pluck a tasty morsel from
a minibar. Then there are myopes
who don't see the big picture while
sipping a $5 Coke.
So, to which category of consumers
do you belong? Do you pretty much
believe that by some miracle there
really is a "free" checking account?
Or do you sniff out the real cost of
a "$23-dollar-a-day" rental car? How
about that gift card you've been car-
rying around in the back of your
wallet? Are you waiting for a really
great sale or do you realize its value
may be melting away one mainte-
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Uncovering them is good for us, and
even when you have no choice but to
pay them, being fully aware of how
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Call 727-823-3753 for information.
Completion satisfies the state of
Florida boater safety education
requirements.

Want to Join the Band?
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."
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.


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February 7th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
8014 52nd St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

It's no secret that our schools can use some help financially.
We're having a Big Yard Sale Fund Raiser on February 7th
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the school grounds.

This event can help everyone 3 ways.
1. The school can benefit by the needed funds. You can help
by donating items you no longer use.
2. For those of us who are challenged in these economic times,
we can shop for clothes, toys and just about everything from
soup to nuts and save lots of money.
3. Here's your chance to help the children in our community
as well as yourselves with great bargains.

All donated items can be dropped off at Gulfport Elementary
during school hours. Please use boxes or sturdy black bags.
Any yard sale left-overs are also welcome.
Beside your donations, we need volunteers to assist in big pick-
ups, to help sort and price items or to man the tables at the event.
Gulfport Storage and The Storage House have kindly donated
space for us to store everything until the big day.

Every Donation Counts!
Business Sponsors & Volunteers are welcome.
Please call Pat Dunham at (727) 521-5379 for more information.

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Betsy Cook, an Artist of Many Mediums
Artists are an extraordinary bunch; some are gifted painters, some work
in clay and metal, while others may specialize in jewelry or fabrics. For
some, it's enough to excel in one. Local artist Betsy Cook likes to work in
and has excelled in all of these mediums. Formally of Plant City, Betsy
heard through friends about Gulfport's thriving artist community and the
monthly Art Walk. She came, she saw, she liked and she stayed. Now an
established member of Gulfport's artist community, Betsy's designs are
funky, wearable and memorable.
Betsy's first art influences came from her mother, who was an artist and
accomplished seamstress; from her she learned sewing and the love of
fabrics. Her mother sewed all of Betsy's clothes and designed outfits for
Betsy's dolls. She also worked in mixed media so Betsy grew up surrounded
by creativity.
Betsy's only art training was from her high school art program. Later as an
adult she attended a weekend art seminar in Orlando with Donna Newberry,
a noted artist known for her one-stroke painting technique. A popular style
with decorators, one-stroke painting involves loading the paint brush with
a lot of pigment; the trick is to paint the object, with highlights and shades
all in one stroke. It's efficient yet achieves great detail and Betsy often uses
the technique when she paints custom wall murals for clients.
But her great artistic love would be fabric art. She works part-time at
Jay's Fabrics where she says she sees art everywhere in the rich textures
and many hues of the fabrics. She is constantly inspired, she says, by being
surrounded with things she likes. It helps her creativity. She has created
"Bag Ladies", purses with dimension and textured fabric that have small clay
faces that Betsy makes from clay molds and then paints delicate features
on. She uses filigree to frame the diminutive faces and adds crystals and
beads to make each one unique. Most are made of 100% silk fabric. She also
paints her Bag Ladies faces on canvas purses as well. Being eco friendly is
important to Betsy and she only uses water-based paints and varnishes.
"I like faces," she says, "the human form is really fascinating. And I'm
drawn to certain fabrics and textures. I use a lot of embroidered fabrics.
I also love greens and blues; you'll see a lot of my crafts contain those
colors."
Betsy makes art dolls and uses mermaids as a feature in a lot of her
work. Beginning as flat piece of fabric, she hand- quilts the hair, hand-
beads and paints or stamps the fabric and paints the faces. The result is
a three dimensional mermaid doll that can be hung as a decoration. Betsy
says she's fascinated by mermaids and fairies and uses them a lot in her
work. She also makes vintage style jewelry; antique reproduction pieces,
with filigree, large stones and beads of every color. The necklaces are very
intricate and often include a mermaid or fairy image in the design. They
are her biggest seller.
"I used to think I was really strange, because I had such varied art
interests, but using the different mediums really keeps me inspired," she
says.
In addition to her purses, dolls and jewelry, Betsy also hand-paints and
embellishes t-shirts and jeans (they're glitzy, she says), as well as old
furniture. She is one very busy artist and she couldn't be happier about it!
You can find Betsy Cook's art on display at The Outpost, on Beach Blvd in
Gulfport, and at First Friday and Third Saturday Art Walk.


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Abused Children
Need Advocates
An abused child needs you to speak
up for them. In Pinellas County
over 1200 children need a volunteer
Guardian to advocate for them in
court and the child welfare system.
The average time needed is four to
six hours a month.
A Guardian ad Litem becomes
familiar with the child's case and
makes recommendations to the
court to help ensure the child has a
safe, caring and stable environment.
You are well trained and supported
by an experienced supervisory and
legal staff.
The next class will start February
17 and meet five weeks, Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings from
6-9 p.m. at the Criminal Justice
Center, 14250 49 Street N. in
Clearwater. To attend a half hour
orientation call 464-6528.
For more information and
an application go to www.
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St. Pete Accordion Club
The next meeting of the St. Pete
Accordion Club will be held on
Monday, February 2 at the Elks
Club, 2675 66 Street N. in St.
Petersburg. Reservations need to be
made eight days prior to dine. The
menu and price information will be
forthcoming. Call Bill Carrozza at
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Here's a Tip for Those
Turning 65 in 2009
I write a column similar to this one
every January. But I don't mind pla-
giarizing myself because it contains
a very important message for people
planning to retire in 2009.
January is a critical month for the
hundreds of thousands of potential
Social Security beneficiaries who
are reaching their so-called full re-
tirement age in 2009. The impor-
tant message: All of them should
at least consider the possibility of
filing for their benefits this month,
even though they may not be reach-
ing their retirement age until later
in the year.
The law essentially says if you are
over 62 but under your full retire-
ment age and are still working full
time, you are not eligible for Social
Security. Specifically, the rules re-
quire that the SSA deduct $1 from
any retirement benefits you might
be due for every $2 you earn over
$14,160 in 2009.
However, the rules say that once
you reach full retirement age, you
are due full Social Security benefits
even if you are still working and no
matter how much money you are
making.
Let's follow an example. Let's say
Bob was born in July 1943, which
means he'll reach his full retirement
age of 66 in July 2009. And let's fur-
ther say Bob generally makes about
$60,000 per year andhe plans to con-
tinue working indefinitely. Based on
the earnings penalty rules I briefly
outlined above, Bob figures he must
wait until July (his full retirement
age) to begin collecting his Social
Security benefits. As I said, at that
magical point the earnings penalty
rules no longer apply and he can get
his Social Security.
But here is why Bob should check
into applying for Social Security in
January. Congress set up a more le-
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you reach your full retirement age.
Specifically, it says you can earn up
to $37,680 between January and the
month you reach your full retirement
age and still get Social Security ben-
efits. And even if you earn more than
$37,680, you lose only $1 from your
benefits for every $3 you exceed that
threshold.
Bob is going to make $30,000 be-
tween January and June (i.e., before
he reaches his full retirement age).
And that's under the $37,680 thresh-
old for 2009, which means Bob is due
benefits beginning in January. He
does NOT have to wait until July to
apply for his Social Security checks.
There is a bit of a catch. By starting
his benefits in January, Bob will be
accepting a slightly reduced amount.
(Benefits are reduced roughly one-
half of 1 percent for each month
they are taken before full retirement
age.)
If Bob's Social Security benefit at
full retirement age is $2,000 per
month, let's look at his options.
Bob's first option is to wait until
July (his full retirement age) to start


his Social Security benefits. He'll get
$2,000 per month for six months or
$12,000 for the year 2009.
Bob's second option is to file for So-
cial Security in January. Starting his
benefits slightly early, his monthly
rate is reduced to $1,940. That comes
out to $23,280 in total benefits for
the year 2009. The downside to op-
tion 2 is his ongoing monthly benefit
rate will be $1,940, $60 less than
what he would have been getting in
option 1. But because he'd be getting
about $11,000 less in total 2009 ben-
efits in option 1, it would take Bob a
long time to make up that loss with
his extra $60 per month in ongoing
benefits. If I were Bob, I'd choose the
second option.
I know these rules are complicated
and the math in the examples above
was difficult to follow. But my over-
all message is easy to follow: If you're
reaching your full retirement age in
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Don't Freak Out In
or After a Freeze
By Greg Stemm
There are two words that install
absolute panic in any west central
Florida gardener. Those words are
"Freeze Warning".
Fortunately, freezes are a rare
occurrence here in southern Pinellas
county. But they cause enough
damage when they do occur that you
remember them. I remember very
clearly the string of freezes we had in
the 1980s (1983 was the worse, 1985
and 1989 when we actually had
snow flurries). The last really bad
freeze I remember was 1996...and it
was bad.
I remember growing up in Ohio
they used to say that from September
15 to May 15 we had a chance of a
freeze or frost. It's not so clear here
in west central Florida, but generally
it has never frozen here earlier than
December 15 and we've never had
temps lower than about 34 degrees
after February 15.
So what do you do if a freeze
threatens? How about after the
freeze? What do you do to help your
garden recover?
When a freeze threatens:
-Water. Wet ground is warmer than
dry ground. Plus, it ensures that your
plants are not stressed going into
the freeze. Plants will draw warmer
water up into their stalks and leaves
and that will help keep them from
freezing. Spray water over all your
plants. If there is a serious freeze,
often water on a plant will freeze and
help to insulate the plant, keeping it
at 32 degrees and no lower even if the
air temp drops into the 20s
-Move mulch especially around
younger plants or smaller sensitive
plants. Mulch will block heat
radiating up from the soil and
contribute to freeze damage.
-Cover with cloth Do not use
plastic as it will "burn" plants as the


temperature drops. Use old blankets,
t-shirts, socks; whatever you have
available that is made of cloth.
Remember in a serious freeze there
is GOING to be foliage damage...
what you are trying to do here is
protect the plant so it doesn't die in
the event. Protect the roots!
-Heaters aren't much help. I've
used them to protect certain plants
like orchids, but as a protective agent
over large areas they aren't really
very helpful.
-Move inside or crowd together on
a porch or other protective area -
Move potted plants inside or crowd
them together on a porch or other
protective area. Crowded plants
protect each other by generating
their own warmth.
After the freeze:
-Don't freak out, don't over-react.
Your tropical garden is going to look
like it's in ruins. It's brown. Foliage
damage may be extensive. Your
heart is going to drop and you are
going to feel sick to your stomach.
Take heart! Believe it or not, tropicals
are heartier than you might imagine.
They may suffer serious setbacks, but
I can count on one hand the number
of plants I've actually lost in a freeze.
You may have to realize that the 25
foot frangipani that you loved now
will start again from the ground up,
but most plants do recover.
-Don't prune too early! This is VERY
important. That dead foliage on your
favorite plant may look awful, but it
will protect the plant if we have any
additional cold weather that season.
As a general rule I don't cut back
anything until March 1. Cutting back
plants tends to spark new growth -
which you don't want if there are any
other cold snaps waiting in the wings
that season.
Let's keep our fingers crossed and
perhaps we will continue our long
stretch of good luck with no serious
freezes. Happy gardening!


Writers' Rountable
The St. Petersburg Writers'
Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. on the
second and fourth Tuesday of the
month at Borders Tyrone Mall.
Writing, reading, discussing and
critiquing of original, unpublished
works. Free and fabulous. Call
515-8191.


Gay Bingo St. Pete
Gay Bingo St. Pete is held at King
of Peace MCC each fourth Saturday
of the month. All door proceeds from
the sale of games are given to local
HIV/AIDS organizations and since
March, they have been able to raise
almost $9,000!
Visit www.gaybingostpete.com for
more information about Gay Bingo
St. Pete and view pictures from past
themes, the organizations that have
benefited and up-coming events.


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-stpete.org or call 525-
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All Children's Hospital
Charity Ball
The All Children's Hospital Guild
Evening Branch is pleased to
announce the theme and date of the
78th Annual ('h.iriliy Ball to benefit
All Children's Hospital. Abracadabra
will be held February 21, 2009 at The
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park,
950 Lake Carillon Park Drive in St.
Petersburg. The 2009 Chairman
is Tricia Davidson and the Vice
Chairman is Sherry Sexton.
For corporate and personal
sponsorships, please contact Sandy
Moss at 360-4151. For invitations
and reservations, please email Tricia
Davidson at -.1.,iii-., ln ip.Il.i.y.
rr.com. For additional information,
please visit www.allkids.org.

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. Alight 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
boards.

We Need Tutors at
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Town Shores Tai Chi
Are you a Town Shores resident
who hasn't tried tai chi yet? Come to
the clubhouse auditorium Monday,
January 19 at 9 a.m. when we begin


again from move #1 and give it a try.
Classes meet every Monday at 9 a.m.
Instruction includes the foundation
exercises and the first 17 moves of
the ai chi set. Emphasis will be on
the many health benefits derived
from the exercises as well as each
move of the set. It is best to wear
sneakers or shoes that will not slip
off. There is a suggested donation of
$2 per class which goes to the Taoist
Tai Chi Society. For information, call
Marjorie Grudzinski at 345-6708.


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Chronic Pain
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A new chronic pain support group
for people with chronic pain, mul-
tiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue, etc. will meet at the Gulfport
Library, 5501 28th Avenue S. on the
fourth Thursday of every month from
10 a.m. to noon. We discuss alterna-
tive healing practices. Call "Sam" at
322-0859.

Senior Companion
Training Program
The Florida Department of Elder
Affairs has renewed the grant
offered to The Hospice of the Florida
Suncoast to continue the senior
companion training program. Past
response to the senior companion
program was high, and there will be a
new class open to the public January
19 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at


The Hospice's community service
center, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard
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 successfullycomplete the training
will be eligible for paid positions with
local service providers.
If you are interested in participating
in this program, please contact The
Hospice's career center, at 523-4100.

Polish American Society
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Foster A Child
Imagine being taken away from
your home, not knowing where you
will go, leaving behind your favorite
things. Now, imagine this through
the eyes of a child. There are more
than 3,500 dependent children in
Pinellas and Pasco counties due to
child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Many of them need loving foster
parents. For more information on
becoming a foster parent, please call
Eckerd Community Alternatives
Recruitment Line toll-free at 1-866-
271-4705 and press "7".

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



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In anticipation of cooler nights
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The Salvation Army is receiving
requests earlier than ever for winter
clothing and blankets from the
homeless population it serves in St.
Petersburg.
"We are asking the community to
step forward and donate blankets,
coats, hats and gloves as they have
done in the past." states Major
George Patterson, St. Petersburg
Area Commander.
The Salvation Army's Downtown
Corps, a one-of-its-kind Homeless
Day Center in St. Petersburg, sees
between 180 and 200 homeless guests
each day. Coffee, conversation,
material assistance and spiritual
and emotional care are among the
services provided every day at the
center. It is here that blankets and
coats and winter apparel are handed
out as well.
All winter clothing donations can be
dropped off at the Downtown Corps
located at 1400 Fourth Street S. in
St. Petersburg. Monetary donations
can also be mailed to the Salvation
Army Downtown Corps at the same
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the moment at a very special event
hosted by the Gulfport Museum and
the Historical Society at the Gulfport
Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd.
S. on Friday, February 27 from
7-11 p.m.
Live 30s and 40s music performed
by Bobby Tess and special guest
singer, entertainer Steve Wayne. If
you wish, dress in your swinging best


for the costume contest for 30s/40s
dress. Tickets are on sale now for
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Tour Barbara
Gilberg Habitat
By Natalie Leggette
Join me for a tour of the park on
Thursday, January 22 at 10 a.m. and
learn how to compost. Anyone who
has a group can contact me to tour
the park. Please come and visit the
park, sit still on a bench and watch
and listen. Many different birds visit
the park. Please remember no dogs
are allowed in this park due to the
birds feeding on the ground. Call me
at 384-0701.

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

Suncoast Sierra Club
The Suncoast Sierra Club of Pinellas
County meets on the third Thursday
of every month at Moccasin Lake
Park in Clearwater. The meeting
starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open
to the public. Call Joyce at 526-5065
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727-432-8369.
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458-6636.
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1990 Ford Taurus, One Owner, Well-Main-
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Hoover, $50. Tank Fuller Brush, both with ac-
cessories. $50 Each. 727-418-7272.
RATTAN FURNITURE (CARMEL)- Armoire/
Wardrobe or Entertainment. 5-Drawer Chest,
Night Stand. $200 o.b.o. New Large Stand-up
mirror. $40. 727-822-2847.
MUST SELL- Bedroom set; triple dresser w/
mirror, 4-drawer chest, 2- nightstands, neutral
toned, $450. Hi-rise Twin trundle w/mattresses
$200. Wicker etagere open shelves w/bottom
storage. 63"H X 17" W. $75. All in beautiful
condition. 727-322-0191.
REFRIGERATOR DORM SIZE-Haier, 2.7
cubic feet, Only used 2 Weeks, $50. 727-744-
8842.
SINGLE BED COMPLETE- $50. Motivated
Seller. 727-321-3730.


7/6 NIGHTS DISNEY AREA STAY- 2 Adult
Disney Tickets. Paid $750 Sell $249. Good for
One Year. 813-201-1896.
BEAUTIFUL FULL CLEAR GLASS FRONT-
Door. Was $300, sell for $50. 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.
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.
100'S OF WINDOWS- White, Aluminum,
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Info and Dates. 321-5717.
WINCHESTER MDL 1886-Ex Light 45-70
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OLD AVON BOTTLES- 100's, some in boxes.
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Insurance Auto Auction, Inc. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 02/02/2009, 10:00am at 5152 126
Ave. North. Clearwater, FL 33760, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of Florida Statutes.
INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION, INC. reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
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Published 1/15/2009 The Gabber Newspaper
MICHAEL JOHNSON Will be Doing Business
as Wholesale Appliances, 4901 34th St. N., St.
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Furniture, Appliances & More! 6314 10th Ave.
S.
12089 102ND ST. LARGO-HUGE SALE!
Down Sizing, Antiques, Office, Christmas
Items. Misc. Friday & Saturday 8-3pm.
STORAGE UNIT SALE- Gulfport Storage Unit
#B-2. 4924 Tangerine Ave. S. Estate Merchan-
dise. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 9-4pm.

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.
MOVING SALE- All Must Go. Clothes, Toys,
Collectibles, Records, Furniture, Kitchen,
Electronics. 6540 Gulfport Blvd. Fri & Sat. 9-
3pm
5718 19TH AVE. S.- Saturday/Sunday 9-3p.m.
Something for Everyone!
FRIDAY 8AM-4PM-Saturday 7am-2pm. 6646
1st Ave. S. Tons of Stuff. Benefit Argnauta
Christian School.
5628 20TH AVE. S.- Friday & Sat. 8-2p.m.
Bowflex, Treadmill, Disney VHS, Full size bed,
Sugar Gliders & Lots More!
3010 54TH ST. S.- Antiques, Collectibles &
misc. Sat. Only. 8-3pm.

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GULFPORT- 3BR/1.5BA House. Walk to
Stetson. 1600SF, w/d hookups, 1-car garage.
Hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless
appliances. $800/Mo. to Month. $400 deposit.
Michael Schaffer, Realtor, 727-409-1347.
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.

1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT.- Gulfport, Near
Beach, Carpeted, Fans, Deck, Backyard, AC,
$550/Mo. + Security, Plus Utilities. 727-321-
1605.
WATERFRONT SO. PASADENA- Chateau
Tower, 2BR/2BA, 4th Floor Balcony Sunsets,
New Kitchen Appliances, Unfurnished, $950/
Mo. Includes Carport. All Amenities. 631-834-
5242.

WATER FRONT CONDO-PYCC Gated Com-
munity. Spacious 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath.Totally
Renovated. Docks Available. 727-347-3536.
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.
PASADENA 2BR HOUSE-$650/Mo. (2nd Ave.
S./65th St. Area) Hard Tile Floors, Private,
Fenced Yard. Central Location, Free Water/
Parking. 1-800-878-0780.

GULFPORT STUDIO APARTMENT- Large
Room, Kitchen, Bath, Newflooring, Quiet, Off-
Street Parking, $675/mo, Security. Includes
Electric, Water, Cable, WiFi. 727-916-0916.
WATERFRONT TREASURE ISLAND- 2/2
Condo, 1050SF, $950 F/L/S, No smoking/Pets.
Cable Included. Fishing Dock, Local Tennis,
Local Playground. 305-304-3189.
Rentme4shore@aol.com

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT- 2BR/2BA,
1260SF, Freshly Painted, New Appliances.
Town Shores Groton Bldg. Over 55. No Pets.
Call 727-204-6767.
GULFPORT DUPLEX- 2BR/1BA, C/H/A,
screened porch, carport, W/D, hardwood
floors, $795/Mo. Annual & Security. 727-688-
9565.
2BR/1BA HOUSE- C/H/A. Beautifully Reno-
vated House. 1413 56th St. S. By Appt. Only.
$775/Mo. & Deposit. 727-252-9800.
3BR/1BA HOUSE- Tyrone Area, Sun Room,
Fenced Yard. $1100/Mo. 1st & Security. Avail-
able Now. 727-455-0304.
ST. PETE BEACH UPHAM BEACH Gulf Clar-
idge Condos Unit #206, 2BR/1 BA 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.


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. 1 st/
last/security Plus Utilities. Smokers OK. Dan
Yingst Realty 727-321-5258.
ST. PETE BEACH-1BR/1BA, 1 Block from
Beach, Belle Vista, Asking $600/Mo. 894-
9294.
3BR DUPLEX $750- Gulfport location. Near
School and Transportation. Very Spacious.
Closed in Front Yard. HUD approved. 321-
1793 or 644-4519.

2BR/1BA HOUSE-CHA, W/D Hookup, $850/
Mo., 1st + $500 Security, Section 8 OK, Near
42nd St. S. & 17th Ave. 813-957-1947.
NEARTYRONE GARDENS-2BR/1 BA House,
Enclosed Porch, Large Backyard, Newly Paint-
ed & Tiled. Excellent Condition. Near Schools.
$795/Mo. 727-345-7036.
STUDIO APT. Overlooks, Park and Tennis
Courts. Large Bath with Tub. Conveniently lo-
cated. All Utilities Included. Credit Check Re-
quired. 727-688-7622.
CHARMING 1BR GULFPORT BEACH APTS.
Newly Remodeled, A/C, High Speed Internet.
Garages. Walk to Art District. $675/Mo. & Se-
curity. 301-213-1234.
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.
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.
TOWNSHORES 55+- 2BR/2BA Spacious
Unit. Newly Decorated/Carpet. Spectacular
Waterviews. Annual Rent, Immediate Occu-
pancy. $875mo. 727-542-6693.
PARADISE SHORES- Park St./54th Ave. N.
area. 2BR/2BA condo, 55+. 1000SF, 1-car
carport, community pool, rec. bldg., laundry.
$800/Mo. annual/seasonal-furniture optional.
$400 deposit. Janet W. Brooks, Realtor, 727-
560-6332.
ELDER FRIENDLY Beautifully renovated
home with two independent suites, roll-in
shower, and walk-in-bathtub. Private location
with orange and grapefruit trees near Gulf-
port Village, Library, beach, and Senior Cen-
ter. Ideally suited for elder care $1450/month,
References and security deposit required.
727-743-4334
ROOM FOR RENT IN -Gulfport. $100/Wk In-
cludes Cable & Utilities. 727-481-5379.
5945 FAIRFIELD AVE. S.-1 BR Apt., $525/Mo.
1 Mos. Security Dep. 727-302-9838.


HISTORIC PARK ST 2br/lba/lc Hrdwd firs Ig scmn rm, corer lot $895
ALANDALE ARMS Ibr/lba 1st floor, CHA,WSG&G Only $545
BOCA CIEGA HIGH Ibr/lba apt. 2nd fir. Pinellas Trail is backyard $595
GULFPORT Duplex 3br/lba W&D utility rm. pond & park view $795
CAMPBELL PARK 3br/lba inside laundry room CHA great price $850
HARCOURT 3br/2ba new kitchen & appliances frt & rear FL rms $895
VIEW ALL OUR RENTALS ONLINE @ WWW.REXRENTALS.COM

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4651 26TH AVE. S. 2BR/2BA Home, Garage
& Family Room, $825/mo. plus Deposit. 239-
218-3177.
LOWEST PRICE 2BR/2BA- $950/Mo. Bay
Island, 55+, Waterfront, WSG/Cable included.
Gated Community. 727-360-5421.
SOUTH PASADENA- 1Br/1.5Ba. Desirable
ground floor; repainted/new carpeting/stove/
countertops. Large 875SF w/balcony. Chateau
Tower Condo 7050 Sunset Dr. S. Fitness cen-
ter/large pool/hot-tub sauna/game room. Cen-
trally located to all shopping, minutes to Gulf
Beaches, restaurants/everything. Not an over
55 community, $155,000. $1000's off of 2006
prices. Low maintenance/no assessments.
possible lease purchase applying all money.
727-452-5307.
TOWN SHORES LANCASTER- Deluxe 2BR/
2BA, Beautiful Water View, Newly Remodeled.
New Tile/Windows, Etc. $900/Mo. Call 727-
688-7337.
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.
LEALMAN APTS-(Near 46th Ave. N. & 40th
St. N.): Studio Apts. from $450/Mo., 1BR's
from $550/Mo., 2BR's from $600/Mo. Section
8 OK.727-804-5596.
GULFPORT DUPLEX- 1BR. C/H/A, Big Back-
yard, Fruit Trees, 1 Block to Art Discrict. 2-
blocks to beach. 5401 30th Ave. S. $600, 727-
902-8426.
GULFPORT AREA- 1BR Apt. 2nd Floor Unit,
$450/Mo. Call Tim, 727-698-3506.
4551 3RD AVE. S.- 2BR/1 BA, $850 & Security.
Available Feb 1, 2009. Call Mickey the Realtor,
727-322-8030.
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.
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.
GULFPORT 1,2 & 3BR APTS.- $550-$750 C/
H/A, Fireplace & Hardwood Floors. (Includes
Water! Awesome Location. Available Now!
Call Marie Drew, 727-657-1259.
STOP RENTING-Up to $50,000 in Down Pay-
ment Assistance. Own for Less than Rent. Call
Ellin Smith 727-452-3218 CHARLES RUTEN-
BERG REALTY.
RENT OR SALE- Furnished mobile home.
55+ Park., Pasadena Avenue, Waterview, 1Br.
New W/D & A/C. Florida Room. $800/mo.
727-459-5944.
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.
SO. PASADENA LARGE 1BR/1BA- Com-
pletely Remodeled, Newer Appliances, In-
cludes Basic Cable. $750/Mo., First, Last,
Security. Quiet Community. Pool, Laundry.
727-543-3291.
1BR DUPLEX- Ceramic Tile, New Cabinets,
New Appliances, Very Nice. $650/Mo. Plus
Utilities. 5710 19th Ave. So. 727-328-1989.

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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.
SOUTH PASADENA AREA HOUSE- 2 Bed-
room, 1.5 Bath, 1-car garage. Spacious cor-
ner lot. $1200 mo. + Sec.dep. Comprehensive
background check/credit check. 727-417-8075
or 727-343-3544.
GULFPORT BUNGALOW-A Classic! 2/1 with
Office Area, W/D, CHA and Open Air Porch.
5708 23rd Ave. S. 727-418-7272.
SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCY- All Utilities In-
cluded. $125/Weekly. 727-343-1637.
Also need Part Time Handyman & Cook.
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.
5019 #1 29TH AVE. SO.-2BR/1 BA House, En-
closed Front & Back Porch with W/D Hookup.
New Floor, Roof. Fenced BackYard. Coin W/D
on-site. Pets OK. $795/Mo. + $500 Security.
742-5140.
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.
PASADENA GOLF CLUB- 3BR/2BA split
plan. 1500SF, all appliances, separate den, 1-
car garage, heated/screen pool, fenced land-
scaped yard. $1800/Mo. annual, $900 deposit.
Cal Michael Schaffer, Realtor, 727-409-1347.
BOCA CIEGA WATERFRONT RESORT-Cot-
tages, Efficiencies. Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock. $450.00 And Up, 727-
327-0049.
BEAUTIFUL SHADED CORNER HOME- A/
C, W/D, 2Br/1Ba. 1601 52nd St. N. $895/mo.
Plus Security. 341-0646 (between 3-8pm).
COZY 2/1 HOUSE- In Beautiful Quiet Marina
District. Nicely Renovated, Private Backyard.
Washer. $795/Mo. 727-687-0568.
TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reason-
able Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney
Karen S. Keaton at 327-5368.
JAMESTOWN CONDO-1BR/1BA, Private
Fenced Patio. Ground floor, New Appliances/
Tile Floor, No Pets. All Ages. Convenient to
Tampa or St. Pete. Sec. 8 OK. Norma Lopez
SMITH & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE 727-
580-5402.
WATERFRONT S. PASADENA- Large 1BR
Condo. Walk out to Gulf & heated pool from
large sunny florida room. Newly renovated,
55+, 1 Year Lease, $800/Mo. Includes cable,
gas, water. 727-347-0402.
PASADENA
CHATEAU TOWER
1BR/1.5BA with Fantastic Water View From
the 7th Floor. Unfurnished. $800/Mo. Marcoux
Realty, Inc. 727-347-1535, 727-360-9494.





Gabber January 15 -January 21, 2009


NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL
$200 Deposit & 1st Month's Rent moves you
into this beautiful 2BR/1BA Condo. All ages
welcome. We gladly accept small pets. Water,
Garbage, Cable Included. $750/Mo. No Credit
Check, Income Verification Only. Call Tim,
727-698-3506.


SPECTACULAR WATERVIEW- St. Pete
Beach. 10 Minute walk to Gulf beaches, pool
overlooks bay, studio, laundry facilities on pre-
mesis. Electric, water, cable included. $750/
Mo. Annual. Call 813-476-5336.
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. www.gulfport-
florida-rentals.com 727-418-7272.
SO. PASADENATOWN HOME-Les Chateaux
Condo, 2BR/1.5BA, New Kitchen/Bath, Heat-
ed Pool & Clubhouse, Close to Beach, Stet-
son, Walk to Shopping/Restaurants. Minimum
7 Month Lease, $1025/Mo. Includes Water/
Cable. 813-786-7716. Owner/Agent.
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.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY- TV., Cable, Mi-
crowave, All utilities. Tyrone Area $495/mo.
$495 Deposit. 727-420-5420
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.


ROOM FOR RENT-Private Bath, Walk-In
Closet, Furnished, All Utilities/Cable Inlcuded.
Pool, Pool Table, $125/Wk. 50+. Jerry, 727-
345-3217. Leave Number.
ROOM FOR RENT- Gulfport. $450/Mo. Utili-
ties, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info.
Very Clean! 727-384-9154.
ROOM-w/Privileges, (Private Refrigerator,
Laundry), No Smoking, Quiet Neighborhood
Near Cemetary. Off-Street Parking. No Pets.
$400/Mo. + 1/3 Electric. Sweet! 727-374-
3864.
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.


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.


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


WANTED TO BUY IN-Gulfport Area Large
House. Prefer Owner Financed Handyman
Special. Have Small Down Payment and Ex-
cellent References. 727-327-3898.



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OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3
TREASURE ISLAND 552
Plaza Seville Court #99
$149,900

Spacious 1/1 right on the
intra-coastal water-way. Turn-key!
Best priced unit in the Costa Brava
complex. Shows lovely. Boat-slips
for rent upon availability.

Treasure Island Causeway...
South on Paradise Blvd.. just past
Lutheran Church and left to
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727
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'Rw CHRISTINA REARDON
Prudential
Tropical Realty 727-742-8677
OPEN SUNDAY 11-2pm
3208 Boca Ciega Dr. N. Block home
w/updates in great family neighborhood. Walk
to Walter Fuller Park & Pool. 3BR/1BA, carport,
fenced yard, move-in cond. $134,900
OPEN SUNDAY 12-3pm
5335 3rd Ave. N.
Fabulous 2/1/1 block home, huge workshop
& fenced yard on paved alley. Home has been
superbly maintained by owner, is move-in
ready. Desirable convenient location.
$159,900

MOVE-IN READY-Beautifully Remodeled
2BR/2BA Deluxe Condo on Marina, Town
Shores Lancaster #402, Covered Parking,
Sunday 12-3p.m., Sacrifice $199,900. 727-
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OPEN SUNDAY 12-3
PELICAN BAY YACHT
CLUB BLDG. A #401
Completely Renovated, 3/2 Corner Unit.
BEAUTIFUL!! $425,000.
ALSO AVAILABLE:
Nottingham #312: 1BR/1BA, Newer Carpet,
Tile, Paint, H/A. Move-In Ready. A View You'll
Get Used To! $119,900.
Diplomat #604: 2BR/2BA, 1450SF, New Car-
pet, Tile & Paint. Breathtaking Open Water
iew. Priced to Sell at $174,900.
Jamison 211, 2/2 Furnished. Bring YourTooth-
brush! Priced to Sell $132,000.
Dover 207, 1/1, Pet Friendly, Walk to Gulfport
Beach. Only $99,900.
Call Bill Sampson, Jr. Today. BAIRD REALTY
GROUP, 727-776-7280.



WATER FRONT CONDO-Move Up! Over
$20,000 Upgrades Free. PYCC Gated Com-
munity. Spacious 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath.Totally
Renovated. Docks Available. Motivated Seller,
727-347-3536.
3BR/2BA HOME- 1440SF, Newly Remodeled.
New C/H/A. Must See! Open Sunday, Jan 18th
2-5p.m. 2236 34th Ave. N. $185,000. 727-455-
7372.
NORTH ST. PETE- 3BR Mobile Home, 750SF,
2 New AC's, Double Roof, On-Site Pool, Near
Park, Price $7K. Rick, 727-459-5992.
GULFPORT BUILDABLE LOT- 50'X25'.
Good Location. $65,000. 727-321-1793, 727-
644-4519.
TOWN SHORES WINDSOR- 1 BR/1.5BA, 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+ wa-
terfront community. Covered parking. Estate
sale. $149,000. Claudia, 703-759-5587.
$79,000 2BR/2BA- South Pasadena Condo.
Beautiful upscale area, Near parks, shopping.
Beach & Luxury Realty. 727-492-6721
55 PLUS CONDO-In Gated Community. 1
Large BR, Light, Bright and just Steps to Club
and Pool. $75,000 727-643-1183.
FOR SALE BY OWNER-3/2/1 Beautifully
Renovated 1350+/-Sq.ft. Living Room, Eat-In
Kitchen, Great Room, Laundry Room, Excel-
lent Neighborhood, Fenced in Yard. 5614 21st
Ave. S. (do not disturb resident) $159,900 Call
for appointment 727-504-6060,
1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME-55+. C/H/A, Car-
port, Shed, W/D, Furnished, Freshly Painted,
ell Kept. 4061 58th Ave. N.#105 $3500 Or
Lease to Own. No Pets 727-743-0701.
TOWN SHORES 1BR DELUXE-Fairfax Build-
ing, Wonderful Water View in a Great Building.
$124,900.727-420-4214.
2-4 BDRM HOMES FOR RENT- Move-In
Specials Available. Low Monthly Rent. Section
8 OK. Call for Locations. 727-328-9747, Ext
100 Lynne.

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3510 41st Ave. So. Patriot Square
Condo, 1br/1ba, bright & cheerful.
Roomy, totally pristine unit, truly move-in
ready $89,900
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!
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