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Title: Gabber
Uniform Title: Gabber
Portion of title: Gulfport gabber
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 21-28 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: George W. Brann
Place of Publication: Gulfport Fla
Publication Date: January 29, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gulfport (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Pinellas County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Pinellas -- Gulfport
Coordinates: 27.750556 x -82.708611 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Nov. 1968.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 15 (Feb. 14, 1969).
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Inside
this week...
Parking Allowed At
Veterans Park
see page 4

Gulfport Chamber
Announces Business
Of The Year
see page 5

Low Cost/ Free
Mammograms
see page 6

Florldlana Festival
see page 7

Gulfport Elementary
Yard Sale
see page 8

Stetson Wildlife
Law Conference
see page 12

Dog Fanciers Hold
AKC Match
see page 16

Gabs Who's Gonna
Win The Super Bowl
see page 19

Crime Awareness
FocusOn Fraud
see page 21

Mac Perry,
Artist Profile
see page 32


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Boca Ciega Basketball
Falls to Lakewood, 57-54


By Leeh Cliton
Boge's Chris Phillipsgoes up or a round during the
away game against Lakewood on Tuesday Boge lost
57-54 See p
See stori, page 50


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Gulfport Proposes Rate
Hikes for Water/Sewer
By Greg Stemm
The city of Gulfport proposed a rate hike
of 7 75 percent for water and 2232 percent
for sewer at a council workshop held last
Thursday
Gulfport purchases its water and sewer
treatment fromthe cityof St Petersburg In
the past several years when St Petersburg
has raised it's rates, Gulfport has not fully
passed along the cost to its residents, opting
instead to draw on reserves to make up
the difference By contract, Gulfport may
not charge its residents less than what St
Petersburg charges its customers
Dan Carpenter, administrative services
director, told council that the proposedrate
hikes will put Gulfport residents paying
about 5 percent more than St Petersburg
See Water, page 5

Gulfport to Do
Annexation Survey
Gulfport city council approved a resolution
last Tuesday authorizing Beth RawnsInc
a consulting firm, to perform a telephone
survey in the proposed annexation area
which includes homes south of Gulfport
Boulevard near 64th Street and adjacent to
the border with South Pasadena Council
approved an expenditure of $7,860 to
develop and conduct the survey


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Hurt a Bit!
Lee Turner, right, who is
visiting Gulfport from Oswego
New York gets her blood
sugar tested at the Gulfport
Multipurpose Senior Center
Health Far held all this week
Annie Krasteva student nurse
from PTEC, left, takes the
test The Health Far featured
workshops, demonstrations, a
wide range of health related
vendors and health screenings


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Public School
Facilities Element
Ordinance Passes
Gulfport city council approved on
second reading an ordnance dealing
with public schools facilities as part
of the comprehensive plan The
ordinance is a mandate from the
state of Florida A draft PSFE was
originally distributed to city council
on July 2 2008 Ordinance 2008-09
contains the goals, objectives and
policies set forth in the PSFE The
council tookactionon ordinance 2008
09 on October 7, 2008 to transmit the


ordinance :aid the PSFE to the state
department of community affars
(rA) and other reviewing agencies
forreview d comment

Bald Eagle Shot
A Bald Eagle rescued by the
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary on
Monday January 25 died inthe avi
hospital early Tuesday morning
while rece ving emergency treatment
for injuries obtained from a gun shot
wound
A large crowd gathered on 113th
Street in eminole as the eagle
tried to fly from roofteos to low tree


branches Both wngs were injured
and the wound was severely infected
and appeared several days old
The Suncoast Se Saird Sanctuary
and the Clearwater Audubon Society
is offering a reward of $1500 00 fr
information ad the conviction of the
person or persons who shot the bird

Gulfport Renews
Janitorial Contract
Gulfport city council approved a
resolution on Tuesday allowing the
interim city manager to renew the
atorial services contract withJani-
King of Tampa Bay The annual
contract is $78336 per year and the
contract is for a two year period

Home Becomes
Offices at Stetson
Gulfport city council approved a
site plan on Tuesday which allows for
a change in use of a property located
at 6101 13th Avenue Suth from
residential t office use The property
is owned by Stetson University


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1419 41h Steet South,
Gulfport FL 33707
(727) 321-6965
(fax) 327-7830
AdvertslngOlheGabber.com
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OPEN
9-5 Mon Wed, 9-2 Fri
Closed Thursday
Publishers /Editors
Ken & Deb Reichart
Production
Anne Rush, Gina Forgetta,
Jeffrey White, Michael Klatka
Customer Service / Sales
Gina Forgetta, Mary Baumgartner
Conbbllina Wrters
Sibylle Stajich, Cathy Salustri,
Gina Forgetta, Anne Rush,
Greg Stemm, Leigh Clifton
Distribution
Chris Campas Deliveries
Serving
Gulfport, South Pasadena,
Azalea, Grand Central District,
Northwest St. Petersburg, Tyrone,
Kenwood, Central Oak Park,
Southwest St. Petersburg, Maximo,
Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach,
Pass-A-Grille, Treasure Island,
Madeira Beach, Pinellas Point
Members
Florida Press Association
Inland Press Association
Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
Clrculatlon 13,000
Deadlines
Editorial Copy Monday Noon
Display Advertising Tuesday 5 pm
if proof is required Monday Noon
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Resolution Allows for
Veterans Park Parking
A resolution by Gulfport city council
makes Veterans Memonal Park a
separate entity from the parking
lot directly adjacent to it The park
is open from one half hour before
sunnse to one half hour after sunset
The parking lot will now be available
for longer hours, adding much
needed additional parking spaces to
the waterfront redevelopment area
Previously the parking lot closed at
the same time as the park

Fertilizer Ordinance
Passes First Reading
On Tuesday Gulfport passed an
ordinance on first readmg which
deals with the sale and application
of fertilzer within the city himts It
also sets forth a fertilizer free zone
of 10 feet from any surface water
The ordinance is an attempt to help
regulate and himt chemicals and other
matenals from washing into Boca
Clega Bay It is primarily targeted
at professional landscaping and lawn
care companies


Vice mayor Michele King suggested
that the city produce posters and
other materials and perhaps hold
educational seminars on how to be in
compliance with the new ordinance

BCHS JROTC Team are
District Champions
The BCHS JROTC Female Raider
Team are the Distnct Champions
This past weekend they competed
in Tampa against other Pmellas
and Hillsborough US Army JROTC
Raider/Fitness teams
Boca Clega had one male, one mixed,
and one female team compete Out of
six events their female team won 1st
infour events, and 2ndm two, making
them the Distnct Champions They
are now are qualified for state The
state meet will be held Feb 13-15
The Distnct Champions are as
follows Team Captan, Shawn
Thomas, Team Members include
Heather Draskovitch, Amber Powell,
Apnl Lockln, Jade Baker, Quisesha
Middlebrooks, Megan Smith, Jackie
Mann, Kathernne White and Mana
Rivena


HEY KIDS!

It's Registration Time

Little League Mar On
Sign-Up Ages 5-18 Tryout
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Pre T-Ball Age 4 7 (m)
Must Attend
Sign Ups Every 2 ofthe 3 tou"f
Tuesday & Thursdays 6-8p
Saturday 10-2pm
Registration Ends Feb. 28,2009 NO CHILed
Will be TumeldAwaly
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Gabber January 29- February 4, 2009







Water, from front page
He said that the additional amount
was necessary in case St. Petersburg's
rates are higher than expected next
year.
Currently, Gulfport charges the
lowest amount of any city in Pinellas
County for water and sewer. The
proposed rate hike would put Gulfport
in the middle of rates countywide.
On an average bill where a resident
uses 4,000 gallons of water, the
bill would increase from $60.64 to
$66.75
If the rate hike is passed it will
generate an additional $168,000 in
revenue from water and an additional
$307,000 in revenue from sewage for
the city's utility fund.
The current contract for water and
sewer from St. Petersburg expires in
2017.
Before passage, the rate hikes would
need to go through two readings and
public hearings before council.

Be a Trolley Token
Business Location
Trolley coordinator, Brian Vanslyke
is looking to broaden the availability
of the new trolley tokens. If you are
a local Gulfport or St. Pete Beach
business that is interested in having
your shop participate as a Gulfport-
St. Pete Beach Trolley token
purchase location, call Brian at 893-
1069. Soon, flamingo window cling
signs will mark your business as a
"Trolley Token" location!

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Entire Collection of Sci-Fi
& Fantasy Paperbacks
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Limited Time Only

3107 Beach Blud. S.
347-8732
Tues Set
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Gabber January 29 February 4, 2009


The Storage House is
Business of the Year
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
is pleased to announce the 2008
Business of the Year, The Storage
House, located at 1219 49 Street
S. in Gulfport. The Storage House
opened it's doors in 2000, and has
been a community involved business
since then. Owned by a Monmouth
Management Service, a Tampa based
property management firm, they
have consistently offered good service
to their customers, with a wide-range
of storage unit sizes, and also offer


climate-controlled areas.
With the help of Dick Timothy,
manager of the facility, they have
spearheaded collections of food at
Thanksgiving, Toys for Tots at the
holidays, and sponsored severalyouth
and school sponsored activities.
They have been members of
the Chamber since 2000, and are
also affiliated with the 49th Street
Business Owners Assoc.
We are pleased to have them
in our community. We appreciate
their commitment to our business
community and to Gulfport.



GULFPORT ELEMENIT4y
Yard Sale

February 7th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2014 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.






Business Sponsors to date:
City of Gulfport Gulfport Chamber The Gabber
Gulfport Storage The Storage House Smokin' Joe's.
Publix, La Cote Basque Olympus Printing Safety Tire Auto Service
Reef Dog The Long House Small Adventures Book Store






"Seven Year Itch"
Coming to Gulfport
Island Community Theatre will
present the comedy "The Seven
Year Itch" from February 5-22 at
The Catherine Hickman Theater,
located at the intersection of Beach
Boulevard and 26 Avenue S. in the
arts district of Gulfport.
Like many other Manhattan


husbands, Richard Sherman sends
his wife and son to the country for
the summer, while he stays behind
to toil. Though reveling in temporary
bachelor freedom of lifestyle,
he's resolved not to carouse and
philander like some others. But his
overactive, vivid imagination goes
into hyper drive when a delightfully
unconventional, voluptuous blonde
moves in upstairs.


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"The Seven Year Itch" was written
by George Axelrod and willbe directed
by Elaine Cloud Goller. The play
was the inspiration for the endearing
and enduring classic Billy Wilder
film starring Marilyn Monroe and
Tom Ewell. "The Seven Year Itch" is
named as one of the American Film
Institute's top 100 American comedy
films of the past 100 years.
Performances are Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday show times are at
8 p.m. with Sunday matinee
performances at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 adults and $10 for
students for all Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday shows. Thursday tickets
will be buy-one ($15)-get-one-free. A
discount is available to groups of 10
or more (except Thursdays).
For reservations call 430-2328 or
visit www.islandcommunitytheatre.
com.

Low-Cost or Free
Mammograms
If you are a woman 40-64 years of
age of low income without health
insurance living in Pinellas County
you may be eligible for a free or low
cost Mammogram. For additional
information please call 820-4117.
The guidelines and eligibility
requirements will be provided to you
at that time.


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SI II Free Glass of Champagne Homemade Biscuits & Gravy
S" . Eggs Benedict French Toast
NA zl Huevos Ranchems Omelets, Eggs & more


50$ Wings
Buckets of Beer
Food & Drink Specials
Watch The Gime on 4 TVs!


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Foridiana
& Highwaymen


Festival
Artist Show
SAT.
FEB. 7th
10am 5pm


toric Casino
5500 ShORE Blvd
GulpoRT
INGLE WITH THE FLORIDA
HIGHWAYMEN ARTISTS!
Screenings of 1950's
Florida Tourism Films
/Sale of Vintage Florida
uvenirs, Postcards, &
Memorabilia!
Get Your Photo With
Florida Orange Juice Girl
Free Parking
Info:727-321-8454 www.hulahula.biz


Gabber January 29 February A, 2009







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
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

Bargains at Gulfport
Elementary Yard Sale
On Saturday, February 7 from
8 am to 2 p m, Gulfport Elementary
(2014 52 Street S, Gulfport) will
open its gates to a huge yard sale to
help benefit children's supphes and
programs
Truckloads of items have been
donated from many generous people
in Gulfport and surrounding areas If


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* Children's Vision Care
* Dry Eye Care
* Cataract & Glaucoma
SDrivers License Exams


* Disposable
* Colors
* Corneal Refractive
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* Vision Correction
without Surgery
Optical Department
Convenient Hours
Including Evenings
We Accept Most
Insurance Plans
Medicare
ECPA/EYEMED
Board Certified
^iptometric Physicians


you're looking for a special something,
you may just find it at the Gulfport
Elementary Yard Sale
Business sponsors include The
City of Gulfport, The Chamber of
Commerce, Smokmn'Joes, the Gulfport
Gabber, Gulfport Storage, The Storage
House, Pubhx, La Cote Basque,
Olympus Printing, Safety Tire Auto
Service, Reef Dog, The Longhouse,
Small Adventures Book Store, The
Home Depot For more information
or donation pick up, please call Pat
Dunham at 321-5379


Attention
Homeschool Teachers!
Are you homeschoolng and looking
for resources and support? The
Gulfport Library is looking for input
about developing their collection to
supplement and support your efforts
to homeschool What books and
other resources would you hke your
hbrary to have available? Would you
be interested in meeting regularly
at the Library with others who are
homeschooling You are cordially
invited to attend an informal "pow-
wow" at the Gulfport Public Library
on Saturday, February 21, 2-4
p m FMI, contact Martha Loyd at
893-1073

MARSP
The St Petersburg Chapter of the
Michigan Association of Retired
School Personnel will meet on
Tuesday, February 10 Joy Katzan-
Guthrie, pianist, vocalist, composer
and lyricist, will return and present
a program entitled "The Greatest
Hits of Tin Pan Alley" Call Laura
Nordstrom at 865-9867


5412 Central Avenue

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH
6:30 PM 8:30 PM
DINNER PROVIDED FOR ATTENDEES
GULFPORT RECREATION CENTER
5730 SHORE BLVD. S.
SEATING IS LIMITED, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
RSVP TO MELANIE AT 727.381.2300, EXT 233
Hosted by
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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
SWed 11am 7pm (same topic)
S6315 Central Ave.
i 727-347-1226
"Diversity our strength, God's love our bond"





and School
Pastor Paul Burtzlaff
301 58th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL. 33707

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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. at Tradewinds
Church, 6740 Park Street S., So.
Pasadena. Call 344-1501.


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


Places of Worship
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Spread the Word about your Place
of Worship in this special
section o the Gabber.
Open to all Religious
Organizations, run ads
for just $18 weecl* and Press
Releases are always Free!
C*all Ri-6res
consecutive week
Ca 52-21-6965 commiurpow.


Concert at St. Vincent's
On Sunday, February 15 at 4 p.m.
St. Vincent's Episcopal Church will
present a concert featuring Roberta
Poellein at piano, Cindy Orozco,
soprano and Ed Johnson on flute.
The church is located at 5441 Ninth
Avenue N. in St. Petersburg.

Children of the
World in Concert
World Help presents Children of
the World in concert at Park Place
Wesleyan Church, 4400 70 Avenue N.
in Pinellas Park, on Sunday, February
1 at 4 p.m. This choir, comprised of
orphaned and disadvantaged children
from several different countries, will
feature several songs in both English
and native dialects. Free. Call
526-3674 or visit www.ppwc.org.

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.

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Schedule of Worship
Sunday Worship
8:00 AM & 10:00AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM
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Elephants in the Room
In January Pasadena Community
Church will launch a daring sermon
series called "Elephants in the
Room." An "elephant in the room" is
something big, real, and impossible
to ignore, but we pretend it is not
there because to talk about it would
be painful or embarrassing. Sound
familiar? Sometimes we get so
concerned about appearing like we
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. Charley 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: Sexploitation (I
Can't Get Enough), Abuse (I Have
a Secret), and Resentment (I Won't
Forgive.) The Sanctuary of Pasadena
Community Church is located at
Pasadena Avenue at Second Avenue
S. Contact the church office at 381-
2499 for further information.





PRESBYTERIAN


Welcomes You
Sunday Worship .........................1... 0:30 a.m.
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Shop Thrift, Boutique
and Gift Shop
Did you know Pasadena Community
Church has three stores in one
location (Pasadena Avenue and
Second Avenue)? Come see their large
assortment of Valentine decorations
plus many other items for sale.
Thrift and Boutique are open 9-12
Wednesday and Saturday. Gift store
is open 10-2 on Wednesday only.


First United Methodist
Church of Gulfport
www.gulfportumc.org

f Hearts Sunday Mornings
Minds Sunday School 9:15a
t Doors Traditional Serv. 10:30a
Fellowship for all 11:30a
-- ,I Wednesday Evenings
Dinner (Reserv.) 6:00p
Faith Plugged In for
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Join Us For
SUNDAY SERVICES
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Our Thrift Store is open
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Proceeds will support our Food Pantry
which will be opening soon.
St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
3747 34th St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33711
(727)867-7015


Find Paradise...
Paradise Lutheran Church
10255 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Isl.
(Off T. I. Causeway)
360-5739
Worship Service
Sunday, 10 am
Ash Wednesday Services
Wed., Feb. 25
at 10:00 am and 7:00pm


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:
Sexploitation I Can't Get Enough


10:00 a.m. Classes Available for All Ages.
227 70th Street S. (2nd Ave. S. at Pasadena Ave.) St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone 727-381-2499 www.pasadenacommunitychurch.org


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of blofuel production, ecotourism,
fisheries and species protection with
an international panel of experts
from eight countries
The conference will be held at Stetson
Umversity College of Law, 1401
61 Street S m Gulfport on March
26-27
Speakers mclude Wil Burns,
editor-in-chief of the Journal of
International Wildlife Law & Policy,
Royal Gardner, professor of law at
Stetson Law and director of Stetson's
Institute for Biodiversity Law and
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Local Student Featured
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Alexis Brrch, a semor at Lakewood
High School, has won the Super
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for onginal song A film of Ms Burch
performing with the school's band
will be shown on the big screen at the
NFL Super Bowl Gala at Channelside
Imax on Thursday, January 29 Her
original composition, set to popular
music, competed with dozens of others
submitted by students from around
the Tampa Bay area
The Super Learmng Competition is
part of "Super Learning m a Super
City," the largest educational youth
outreach program m the history of
the Super Bowl The contest m which
Alexis participated corresponded to
a lesson plan taught by Lakewood
band class teacher, Raphael McLean
"Super Learning" is designed to
enhance academic learning through
literacy, core subjects, character
education and community service
The Super Learning Gala is an NFL
Player Salute to Teachers held in
Tampa the week of Super Bowl XLIII
At this special event teachers who
participated m "Super Learning City"
will be honored by NFL Players and
Hall of Famers
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in south St Petersburg Its diverse
population participates a variety of
small learn communities, including
the Academy for Marnne Science and
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The Garden Club
of St. Petersburg
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg
will hold a Coffee & Garden Crafts
workshop on Monday, February 2
from 10-12 noon. A materials fee of
$3.50 for Garden Club members and
$4.50 for guest and the general public
will be charged to cover supplies. The
topic is "Stenciling Tote Bags".
All craft workshops are open to
the general public, potential new
members and guest. Bring your
own scissors, pencil and small paint
brushes. Coffee and tea will be
furnished. Call Mary Frances Lawrie
at 397-8719.
On Tuesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. its
Horticulture for Weekend Gardeners
(aka the "Night Bloomers" Circle)
will meet. The speaker will be Phil
Stager of the City Beautification
Committee who will present an
informative program on crotons.


Call Bobbi Siebold at 463-4203 or
at bobbi33702@yahoo.com. Nominal
charge for non-members to help cover
speaker expense.
The Garden Club is located at
500 Sunset Point Drive S. in St.
Petersburg.

Tickets on Sale for
Casablanca Night
"Play it again Sam" is one of
the most familiar quotes for the
classic movie, Casablanca. Relive
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
$15 and available at the Gulfport
Chamber of Commerce (2800 58
Street S., Gulfport) or call Cathy
at 345-1501. Proceeds benefit the
Gulfport Museum and the Historical
Society Scholarship fund.

Town Shores Super
Bowl Party
TIme is running out to get your
Super Bowl party tickets, but tickets
are still available. For only $8.50,
subs, German potato salad, cole slaw,
beer and soda will be served for all
those attending. This party is open
to all residents and guests at Town
Shores. Tickets are being sold by
your building rep or call Al Browne
at 381-6406. Tickets for tables of 8-10
people are also available from Al. See
you in the clubhouse auditorium on
Sunday, February 1 at 5p.m. Looking
forward to seeing all the Steeler and
Cardinal fans!

Free Acupuncture
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to provide treatment for veterans,
their families, and their health
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treatments address stress, insomnia,
post-traumatic stress syndrome,
depression and anxiety. The clinic
is held at Unity Christ Church, 6168
First Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. The
clinic is free, donations are welcome.
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IAC Introduces New
Class Schedule
The Industrial Arts Center
introduced a new series of classes
and a new glass studio coordinator
this month In addition, the IAC
introduced a membership program
that provides discounts on class fees
nd other benefits
Owen Pach, who has taken on
the role as the IAC's glass studio
coordinator, is one of the nation's
leading hot glass artists, with a
resume that reads like a Who's Who
in Glass and permanent collections
on display throughout the country
Justaddedtothe IAC'sclassrosteris
A Taste of Metal Cla with instructor
M J McCauley Students will make
beautiful hand create d silver ewelr
No experience necessary Metal Clay
classes are held every first Saturday
and third Sunday
Lampwork (glass bead making)
with instructors Fay Katherne and
Linda White Hands on" beginner,
intermediate and advanced


will give students a strong
foundation that will allow them
to continue working on their own
Ongoing workshops will provide a
collaborative environment where
students my continue to develop
their torch skills
Fun with Hot Glss with master
glass blower Jackle Ballard is held
from 10 am until 4 pm on the
second and fourth Saturday each
month Jackie is n award winning
and highly distinguished master
glassblower
Found Metal Sculpture is offered by
James Oleson Jr who created the
14 foot tall mustang horse sculpture
that resides i the Industrial Arts
Center's courtyad Oleson's one day
mtro ductoryclasson Sundaysteaches
the basics of (mig) welding, grinding
and the properties of recycled steel
Other class offerigs include glass
using and metalsmithing
For information, please visit the
Indust rl Arts Center online at ww
ndustralarscenter org or emal to
classes ndustralartscenter org or
call 289 9365


Dog Fanciers to Hold
AKC Sanctioned Match
The St Petersburg Dog Fanciers
Association is having an AKC
Sanctioned B Match on Saturday,
January 31 outside of the Minnreg
Association Facilities, 6340 126
Avenue N in Largo An AKC Match
is similar to an AKC Dog Show, but
has more puppy classes and only one
adult dog class, and no championship
points are awarded There will also
be Junior Showmanship classes Over
50 AKC Breeds will be represented
at the match
Registration is fram 9 11 am
The udgmg starts with Junior
Showmanship at 1130, followed by
the information class judging Visit
www stpetersburgdogfanciers comor
all the Match Chair Sarah Kelly at
345 5848

Get Rescued Seeks
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GetRescue d is seeknglocal sponsors
and vendors for their 5th Annual
Animal Fundraser on February 28
The event will feature adoptable pets,
art craftandfoodvendors longwith
live music the length of Beach Blvd
m Gulfport, "the Little City with a
Big Heart" Proceeds from the event
will benefit all of the 501c3 rescues
that participate Well behaved
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Gulfport Garden &A
7& Bird Clubi
By Barbara Dye
The February 12 meeting will be
a self-guided tour of the Florida
Botamcal Gardens m Largo For
those who want to carpool, please
make arrangements to meet at the
Hickman Theater parking lot at
10 45 am If you arenot carpoolmg,
the address of the Florida Botamcal
Gardens is 12520 Ulmerton Road
After the tour, those who are
interested can have lunch at
Sweet Tomatoes m the Largo Mall
at 13101 Semmole Boulevard
Arrangements for this outing were
made by Cathle Slicker She may
be reached at 341-1286 if you have
any questions

Valentine's Day Dance
at Gulfport Casino
Dance with your darln' at the
Valentine's Day Dance on Saturday,
February 14 from 8-11 p m at the
Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500
ShoreBlvd S Ifyouneedtobrush
up on your moves, a dance lesson is
available from 7 30-8 p m
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hve musical entertainment Full
cash bar and snacks are available
Tickets are on sale now at the
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LocalShopsl.com and Complexions
Skin Care are planning another
clothing swap. This will take place
1-4 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at
the courtyard, 2908 Beach Blvd. in
Gulfport. Bring your unwanted but
gently used clothing and accessories,
and trade them in! Everything that's
left goes to CASA, advocacy group/
shelter for victims of violence abuse.
In their last clothing swap they packed
almost three cars with donations.
This is a great opportunity to get new
clothes and meet your neighbors. If
you can't make it to the swap but
have clothes you'd like to donate
to CASA, you may drop them off at
Complexions. For more information
go to LocalShopsl.com or call 637-
5586.

St. Stefanos Greek Fest
St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox
Church will present Greek Fest 2009
on February 6, 7 and 8. Hours are
Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday noon to
10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
St. Stefanos is located at 3600 76
Street N.
Along with delicious homemade
foods, delicacies and pastries, there
will also be a $25,000 Honda Hybrid
car raffle, 50/50 chances, The Kefi
Dancers, authentic Greek music
and dancing demonstrations, Greek
Cultural History Museum and
displays, Bounce-y House and special
events for children, Greek cooking
demonstrations and artisan crafts
and jewelry vendors. Parking will be
on the premises. Call 345-8235.



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Bob Gilberti, part-time Gulfport/
Maine resident: "I'm going to
watch the game, even though my
team isn't in it this year. I'm a New
England fan andbecause TomBrady
got hurt in the very beginning of the
season, my enthusiasm for the game
has been somewhat dampened all
season. But I will root for the Steel-
ers for this Super Bowl because of
Terry Bradshaw. He was one crazy
player and I used to love watching
his antics on and off the field. I al-
ways enjoyed his style of play; that
always made me appreciate the
Steelers. Pittsburgh is a good team;
they're closer to New England than
Arizona is and I don't really have
any connection with them. I'm an
AFC fan and the Steelers are a good
representation of the AFC. But both
Pittsburgh and Arizona did well this
season and I think they belong here
in the Super Bowl."



WE GO THERE! 321-6965


Lorinda VanDreisen, Gulfport: "I
am rooting for the Cardinals. I used
to live in Arizona before moving to
Gulfport in 1991. I can't afford to go
to the game, so my boyfriend and
I are throwing a big party! I own
Total Body Care and have these sa-
lon chairs that can go up and down
with a foot pump, like a hair salon
has. We decided to set up the couch,
then the chairs, like tiers, along with
some bleachers we're going to build,
so that everyone has a great seat in
front of our huge 52 inch flat screen.
It will almost be like being in the sta-
dium. We've invited about 13 people,
mostly neighbors and we're cooking
brisket, wings, potato salad, beans,
veggies and other goodies. This is my
first Super Bowl party and I really
want Arizona to win. Even though
I'm very happy in Gulfport and love
it here, I still kept my old Arizona
license plate and I'm sure I can scare
up some kind of shirt with an Arizona
logo. It should be fun and I'm really
looking forward to Sunday."


Kirt Kleiner, part-time Pitts-
burgh/Gulfport resident: "I am
definitely rootingfor the Steelers, be-
cause I'm from there originally and
we love our football. I own a rental
house here in town and I've rented
it out to some visiting Pittsburgh
friends of mine, at a special price,
I might add! I gave them a great
deal. I don't get to go to the games
because I'm always here in Gulfport
from October to February, but I al-
ways watch them on TV. Of course,
with the way they've been playing
the last couple of weeks, they can't
be stopped! There are many more
Pittsburgh fans than Arizona here.
Arizona fans just aren't used to com-
ing here to Florida, whereas Pitts-
burgh people come here all the time.
I mean, Pittsburgh is cold and peo-
ple visit here to get out of the cold.
Arizona fans don't visit Florida; they
already live in a warm place! I think
that the Steelers have the momen-
tum and a greater amount of fan
base here. I think that's what will
carry them to victory."
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Debbie Thompson, Gulfport: "I am rooting for the underdog Cardinals al-
though I really love the Steelers. It should be a really good game! It's been 49
years or something like that since the Cardinals have won a Championship. I
don't think they ever believed they would get this far. I never followed them
much. But I do like the coach. I think he has great enthusiasm; he gives players
and the fans all the credit. It's really refreshing to see that kind of selflessness,
especially in such a tough sport like football. And the Steelers have already been
here before, so that's why I'd like to see the Cardinals win this one. Let them
get a chance to win the big one! I'll probably watch the game with friends at a
party."


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Letters


Getting Down to
What Really Matters
Dear Editor: I would like to ad-
dress all the candidates who will par-
ticipate in the election on March 10
2009. As a registered voter my con-
cerns are more far reaching than the
topics in the Gabber.
The subject of live aboard boaters
should be tabled. There are many,
many rental units and homes on the
market today. These should be a pri-
ority. Empty houses and apartments
can become a blight on our city.
Your efforts should be focused on
getting a a grocery store to replace
Winn Dixie. Encourage small busi-
nesses that are useful to the commu-
nity. Did you ever think about offer-
ing an incentive to draw merchants
to Gulfport? Not everyone can afford
to shop downtown Gulfport or eat out
in these stressful times. Many of our
neighbors have lost their jobs.


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As for the police department, how
many long term officers do we em-
ploy? Do they use Gulfport as ajump-
ing off point to get experience, then
move on? Our city, state and govern-
ment taxes are sometimes more than
the working class can bear. Not a
good time to promote new taxes.
I must say at times I am ashamed
of our city council members who pick
at each other like children. Yes, we
are not all alike and we do have our
own ideas, but first and foremost you
where elected to serve the people of
Gulfport. I also do not like the special
interest groups that are unfair to our
council members. They do not work
to improve our community, but put
forth their own righteous ideas. To
these people I suggest that you run
for office and see if you can make a
difference.
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Winter Wonders
By Mary Marsh
Members of The Art Guild of Trea-
sure Island open a new show at the
Community Center through March
5. Today I introduce the works of
Eleanor Adamo, Linda Critser and
Margo Morris and save those of
Sally Pierce and Gay Womack for
next time.
Always versatile, Eleanor Adamo
brings her bold "Anthuriam", rest-
ful "The Old Mill Bridge", and a
mosaic of autumn leaves in "For-
est Floor." But her strong, colorful
"Minarets," suggesting the famil-
iar University of Tampa, is truly
eye catching.
Newcomer to the Center Show,
Linda Critser, shares her deli-
cate works: "My First Watercolor
Painting", "Double Day Lilies",
and "Split Rock Lighthouse". In
"Dia de Los Muertos" Linda uses
figures and strong colors to create
drama.
Margo Morris shows her talent
and training in two landscapes,
"Toronto From The Island" and
her "Sun-Warmed" harbor scene.
Her subtle "After Degas--Dance
Class" in colored pencil contrasts
with her colorful whimsy, "In The
Closet" jam packed with dresses,
hats. pillows and blankets.
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Area Agency On Aging Of Pasco-
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of experts on cnme prevention to
Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18 Avenue
S m St Petersburg on Tuesday,
February 3 from 11 am to 1 pm
Participating will be Karen Bohn of
the Florida Department of Financial
Services, Sharon Lanham of the US
Postal Services, Victor Routenberg
of Pmellas County Justice and
Consumer Services, and Rita Bott of
the Semor Victim Advocate Program
at Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-
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Learn about mail fraud, housing
pitfalls, insurance fraud, and
consumer fraud Most important,
learn when to say "no" Snacks
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more information, call Rita Bott at
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St Petersburg College is offering
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violin-makers
6 House: Sp.
10 Religious
observance
14 Electrical unit
15 Heraldic bearing
16 Pelvic bones
17 Air
18 Preceding
20 Began again
22 Pries
23 Danish weight
24 Superlative suffix
25 Nasser's
bailiwick
26 Irish exclamation
28 Snares
32 West, of
Hollywood
35To some extent
38 Sleep: prefix
39 Self-told tales
42 White: prefix
43 Black Sea port
44 New: prefix
45 Shells
47 Explosive letters
49 Ovid's art


50 Contend
52 Biblical verb
56 Theater
59 Smoothing agent
61 Noels
63 Winged
64 Ladd
65 Rake
66 Of course: L.
67 Revolters, for
short
68 Incite
69 Fall flower
DOWN
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2 Puzzles
3 Got up
4 Hindu books
5 Thought
6 Egyptian
Christians
7 Arrest: Fr.
8 Vehicle
9 U.S. Army in
Europe
10 Candy stick: var
11 Region in south
Greece
12 Ennead
13 Labels


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21 Get-togethers
25 Not savored
27 Adam's
28 Goes wrong
29 Money unit
30 Sword
31 Fair-to-middling
32 Ale
33 Musician
Leopold
34 Small case
36 Whale groups
37 Era
40 Eight-sided
figures
41 Spider, e.g.
46 Russian city
48 Greek
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mPoints On Pets


By Matthew Margolis

Matty's Big Adventure
Every so often those of us in the
business of teaching get a reminder
that we still have plenty to learn. For
me, that memo came this last holiday
season, as I trudged through two feet
of snow.
A former client of mine got in touch
with me and asked whether I was
available to fly to the Washington
area the week of Christmas and do
some continuing training with her
two German shepherds I had worked
with once before. Oh, and she had
a brand-new 6-month-old German
shepherd puppy who needed some
training, too.
I'm originally from New York, but
have lived my last few decades in
Cahfornia, where the weather is
beautiful but rarely a winter wonder-
land. The idea of a week with three


German shepherds and a snowy vis-
ta appealed to me, so I shuffled some
things around to make it work.
Upon my arrival, I famliarized my-
self with the layout of the house and
property, and mentally prepared for
my mission: It was to be me and the
dogs alone for a week in a house set
back a good snow-covered mile from
the nearest road. The problem with
the two older dogs -- both 6 years old
and female -- was their aggression to-
ward each other. The pup displayed
no signs of this inclination, and the
owner wanted to keep it that way.
The first couple of days went great.
No fights. No trouble. All three dogs
responded to my instruction hke
the intelligent creatures they are.
I kicked back with a cup of hot tea
and basked in the glory of a job well
done.
On the third morning the older dogs
needed to go outside. As the three


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of us stumbled around in the bitter-
cold darkness of 4:30 a.m., a dogfight
broke out that would make the LA
riots look like civil disobedience. Two
fierce German shepherds going at it
like wild ammals. And me, trying to
keep my balance and separate them
in two feet of snow.
I'm no stranger to breaking up dog-
fights, it's part of my training and ex-
pertise. But this was something else.
It was dangerous, and I was scared.
While making another attempt to
pull them apart, I fell flat on myback.
In that moment, I remember lying in
the dark, the sting of snowflakes on
my face, the sound of raw violence
above my head, thinking: This is it.
Here lies Matty. Dog trainer. Dog
lover. Dog food.
Miraculously, I was able to get my-
self up, pull them apart and calm ev-
eryone down. Well, almost everyone.
Once we were back inside, I stretched
out on the bed in preparation for the
oncoming cardiac arrest. And as I lay
supine, certain of its imminence, the
phone rang: The owner decided she
wanted to spend Christmas with the
puppy. Would I mind walking the
pup to the roadside so she could have
a friend swing by and grab him?
The puppy? Where was the puppy?
After a short search I found young
Shep in the mudroom, along with my
snow boots -- now soleless, tongue-
less, laceless and toeless. And for
dessert, he'd eaten his leash. I could
only stare at him, my mouth agape.
He stared back at me as if to say,
"See, Uncle Matty. You don't know
everything."
I called my wife: "You won't believe
what happened. The dog ate my
shoes."
She said, "That's the kind of stuff
that makes people call you."
She was right. While I was wrestling
with two out-of-control canines, the
third dog I was training was feasting
on my boots. This lesson had ample
time to sink in as I schlepped the
young pup the snow-covered mile to
the road, in my slightly worn shoes.


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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It
seems every day is an effort to get
organized, and yet things still are
out of place. Help is on its way in the
form of a system, person or desire to
purge with gusto. Here's a guiding
principle: Focus more on what you
have than on what you want. All of
the work will pay off, and by Saturday
you'll be satisfied.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You
have an inkling that you had a
hand in creating the problem that's
been irking you so. Of course, and
you're right. Maybe you needed the
challenge, wanted to test boundaries
or were just in an experimental mood.
Anyway, taking responsibility was
the hardest part and now everything
will be pretty easily solved.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Resolve
to take nothing personally this week
and you will be in a position to joyfully
embrace opportunity. If a friend
doesn't return your call, it's not you.
That person isn't returning anyone's
call, probably due to circumstances
that overwhelm her. Go where the
energy is reciprocated and you will
be successful.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
Perhaps the person you were looking
for to fulfill a certain role in your life
was there all along. Consider the
potential usefulness of family and
neighbors and the benefit of doing
projects with people you know well,
as opposed to perfect strangers who
have the so-called credentials. Trust
accounts for a lot.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). To
have someone to watch over you
may seem romantic. However, self-
sufficiency is what makes life truly
wonderful. Long ago, you decided to
co-manage your life with the forces of
the universe instead of relying on a
person, corporation or government.
Now you're reinforcing that decision
with action.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your


turn to be in charge is coming. This
week it may seem hard to step aside,
listen and learn, especially when the
person delivering information seems
inexperienced. However, there are
priceless nuggets of wisdom in the
exercise of humility, which you'll
later be able to apply in a practical
and lucrative way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Fashion
is fickle, and you are busy updating
yours, ousting the old. Others you
know are doing the same. Luckily
your friends go deeper than a fashion
statement. On Thursday, call the one
you're not so sure about and you're
likely to find out that you're still very
much "in," though the relationship
needs freshening up.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Forgiveness is a healthy habit. This
week you open up and let the beautiful
yellow sun thaw a little frozen spot
in your heart. It's likely that whoever
hurt you didn't even realize what
was going on. Once you forgive, the
other person will instinctively feel
like doing something nice for you,
and they won't even know why.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This is
your week to thoroughly understand
the way things add up in your life.
The slightest change in the way you
keep track of your work and results
will affect you profoundly. Like a
person who counts calories for the
first time, some of the numbers will
be eye-opening. Make new plans
based on the data you collect.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's
easy for you to be kind and generous,
though it does help when the person
you are being generous toward is
appreciative and tells you (and
everyone else who will listen) how
great you are. This week it will be a
powerful and lucky move to do secret
good for others. Give generously and
don't tell a soul.
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The universe is progressing
unpredictably, but know that it is
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for you and all.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Your talent is unique and so is the
way you produce results. A clock-
watching friend makes you ultra-
aware of the amount of unproductive
time being "wasted" in pursuit of a
project. You might remind this person
that sometimes the best ideas come
while you are on a so-called break.
This Week's Birthdays: You are
anchored in a stable worldview.
Because you see things as they really
are, you're able to mine the best out
of each situation. Your ego gets out
of the way, and success is reached
more readily. You care less about
satisfying your needs and more
about the needs of others, and so are
rewarded with gratitude and support,
both emotional and financial. April is
especially beneficial to your love life.
There's a spotlight on your talent in
May. Family unification happens in
July.



Music at Gulfport
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Monday, 1-3:30 p.m.
Carol & Joe are back. Sing &
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Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m.
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Italian American accordion by
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Keep Pmellas Beautiful received the
Keep America Beautiful President's
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Washmngton, DC The President's
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performance made by certified
affiliates of the national nonprofit
to reduce htter, minimize waste,
and beautify and improve their local
communities This is the fourth year
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In quahfymg for a President's Circle
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the affiliate's cost/benefit ratio, and
engaging volunteers to take greater
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community improvement

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Blvd S Monday through Friday from 9
am 8 pm Skaters ages 17 and under
must be accompanied by a parent and
show proof of residency for registration
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Adult Basketball- Thurs 69 p m An
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School Year Child Care Program
Grades K5 (up to age 14 on inmservice
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announce that on Thursday evening, Feb
ruar 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 Purdyl The dedica
tion ceremony will include the unveiling of
a beautiful new portrait of Frances, and re
marks by members of Frances' family, and
will be followed by a reception and refresh
ments, featuring musical selections byLinda
Brassell and Oliver Norden All friends of
Frances and the Gulfport community are
cordial 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
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instructor Doug at 643-2554 to be placed
on the list or for information
Beginners Watercolor with Margo
Tues 10 am 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 Writine-Fri, 78 30 p m
Learn how to put your creative thoughts
together and write them down Meet oth
ers with similar interests and exchange
ideas Call Rosiland Miller at 381 1030
for more info
Fencing Wed, 4 30 5 30 p m for ages
815 and 5 306 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, 5306 15 pm for
ages 5-12 Cost is $25 per month Call
Barbara at 804 9400 for more info
Karate-Mon & Fri, 6 30-8 pm (Begin
ners), advanced students stay until 8 30
Sm Cost is $35 per month
Nia- Thurs, 10 15am Your first class is
free Fees are monthly $32, drop in $10 a
class, or a 8 class pass for $56 Call 727
729 9410 for more information or online


Blvd. So 893-1068
at www NiaStPete corn
Noisemakers Mon 56 pm for children
and 6 307 30 pm for adults Cost is $15
per class or $105 for an 8 week session
Call Gabe at 34 57472 for more inform
tion
Streetwise Self-orotection & Empow-
erment for Women-Tues, 6 307 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 910
am Cost is $3 per class Bring your own
weights and mat
Tai Chi & Health Recovery-
Semor Tai Chi & Health Recovery Tues,
9-10 15am
Advanced Beginners Thurs 910 15
am Donations accepted Call Marge at
34 56708 for more info
Tennis-Tues, 4 30 5p m (ages 6+), 5-6
p m (children 8 16) and adults from 6 7
Sm 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 0 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
Walking Club -Tues & Thurs, 9am
Noon Please wear comfortable clothes/
footwear and bring water bottle Call John
at 893-1079 for more info
Yga-Thurs 6 30 7 30 p m Blend
strength, flexibility, balance and relax
action 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


Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074
Voting System demonstrations Saturday, starts at 10 15)
February 7, 11 00am4 00 pm Attention HomeschoolingTeachers! Are
Craft Club for All Ages: Saturdays, Feb you homeschoolig and looking for resources
ruary 14 and Februar 28 at 2 00 pm Pre and support? We are lookingfor input about
sented by Pat Brinkley developing our collection to supplement and
Socrates Cafe: These monthly discussion support your efforts to homeschool What
groups were inspired by the book The Six books and other resources would you like
questions of Socrates Author Christopher your library to have available9 Would you
Phillips traveled the world to lead informal be interested in meeting regularly at the
groups, engaging people in the manner of Library with others who are homeschool
the ancient Greek philosopher, for whom ing9 You are cordially invited to attend an
"the questions are more important than the informal pow wow" at the Gulfport Public
answers Thursday, February 12 at 10 00 Library on Saturday, February 22, 2 004 00
am pm FMI, contact Martha Loyd at 727 893
Suncoast Comouter Users: Thursday, 1073
February 12 at 6 00 pm Short Stories Discussion Group: Pre
Soranbookers Club for Teens & Adults: sented by local chapter of Brandeis Univer
Brng your pictures, books and questions, sity Women Monday, February 23 at 100
and prepare to have a great time Make pm
beautiful pages of memories for yourself Genealog Discussion Group: This s not
and your family Some supplies available, a formal class, just an opportunity to meet
but you furnish your own 12x12 scrapbook and share experiences and information with
album FMI, contact Kay Boatwright 893 others interested in delving into their family
1074 Saturday, February 14 at 1 00 pm history Saturday, February 28 at 1 00 pm
Coffee/Talk: Our 14th annual series of FMI, call Kay Boatwrght at the Library
monthly book discussions continues as we 893 1074
meet to discuss Phlippa Gregory's The Oth G rt Crti rt tr ritr
er Boleyn Grl Jon us for coffee, ght re Gulfort Creative Short Story Writers:
freshments, and livelyconversation Pick up One-on-esdaymor rus action: By
a discussion guide and reserve a copy of the appointment only-contact Alex Hooks at the
book at the Reference Help Desk Thursday, Reference Desk, or call 893 1073
February 19 (coffee's ready at 10 00 am, ta

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Services


City Sponsored Activities


in the Community


Senior Center5501 thAve. So. 893-1231


Special thanks o our vendors who pe
consultations on the first da of our week
long Health & Beauty Fair (Jan 26) Lar
mda VanDnesen(Lanndds Total Body
Car), Ellen C1iffrd (Kohl & Child for
har), Carl Harns (Bay Breeze) Andrea
Roice (The Longhouse, Inh), Rita Obao
chta (May Kay) Eleanor Pence (portrait
sketches) Eileen Navarro (Eleeris Resale
Boutque and Sarah Peel (Senior Center
Fitness oom) You all made our seniors
feel hke a million bucks Thanks to all of
you Next week you will hear about those
who poviled services dunni the other
days of our Health Far
Flea Market -Fn Jan 30, 9am noon
Special baains lst for youl
Anual Entertainment Fair-Fie enter
tanmentinthe Hickman theater by Steve
Wayne"onFn Jan 30at pm Great sorgs
from the 40s, 50s ad 60s Free refish
ments following the performance First
come, first serve
Lde Dance Class-Sign up for a senes of
Line Dance Classes tha starts on Thurs
Feb 5 at 10am Class size limited Free
New S uEsh Classes-A new sees of
BeanningSanish lasses starts on Mon
Feb 2ndat 4pm Fen Als, anew snesof
Conversational Spanish Classes starts on
lubn Feb 2nd at 5pm
Free Hear Scree s-Free Hearing
bceeeings wil be oered on Tues Feb
17, 9 30 11 30am Phones for the hearing
impaired will also be pronvided dunng the
sane time
Phone Distrinbution for Hearng Im-n
n l(-lues Feb 1i, 9 0 110Ald M Call
99 9983 for eligibility cntena No cost hi
halifying persons
ei with Phil Coime and exercise
with Phil in our new Fitness Room every
Tuesday at 10 30am Newcomers welcome
Ca y Bars-orlds Finest Chocolate
candbars now a alable the Senior
Center for $1 00perbar Pceeds will ben
efit the Senior Center Foundation Great
value that includes acoupon far Submrayl
New Elder Law Chmo Call now to re
see space or g assistance onFn Feb
20th Must arnve by 9 30am far rei stra
ton Attorneys will provide help with legal
frms (wills, having wills, powers of ath r
ney, health care surgate etc ) This free
service will be offered eveiy 3rd Fndayr
IMust be 60 ears of age or older, reside in
SoutherniPinellas County and meet income
Idelnes Call air move info
Treadndlls & Recuimbent Cycle Tread
umlls and one recumbent circle me arsil
able for registeid Senior Center members
Must prnvi medical release form from
oulr doctor Forms available at Center
Itaian anguage/Daa Celasses Begin
ners, Adv aced anid onversationa classes
meet at 6pm every Thursday Advanced
and Conversational Italian Languages
continue at 7pm Italian folk dance (Ital
ian Style) offered at 8pm (no 3rd Thurs)
Newcomers welcome
Diabetic Education Classes-Diabetc
Edu car Sandr aGmosenor offers free cha
bete education classes every 2nd and 4th
lobn at 10am Lear how to managdecore
with habetes Nextclasses Feb 9 &23
Goabber Jonuary 29 February 4, 2009


TIahti, Simnprt Gru- meets ever
Monday at 10am except the 2nd & 4th
Health Inuance Qesion SHINE
Counselor Sara Peel ecan help you with
your Meicar M e edcaid questions or bill
ingproblems ad help ou select anapp
pnat Medchea Part plan Callnowtor a
one on one appointment
AARP Dnrver Safety P ramo Every
first ad second Tuesds, 1230 43pm
Fee $14 ($2 chscount fr AsRP members)
Must attend both classes Call Susan at
(727) 343 9044 to register or visit onw
aarp orgidcve
Sapport Gromup
Support forHeang Impaued- 1st & 3rd
Mondals at2pm
Supportfor Visually mpairel-evei 2nd
and 4thMon at 2pm
Support for Caregivers- every Wed at
ards & Gangs
Wegi ride Class -Tues at 130,
Contract rige Tues & Thurs, 2pm
BingoFn, 1 m, Euchre/Tues 630pm
Board Game a)bMon, 1pm, Wn Bo ling
Thurs 1 m
USDAFood Every 2nd Thurs 9am non
for quafn Gulfpot nesi nts iPrcf of
income and address required for new cl
cents
Movie m Hicklan Theater Harld &
Maid Feb 23 1pm
QuldngClu-Evey Tues t 10am
Vraters Gmou Do you have an inter
est in citing about ourself, your fain
ily, how you cal wth le extraterrestrial
visitations, etc We are looking for YOU
to sh e with us Bnng a short example
and wewillexpressourselveson yur style
and help m other ays We meet every n
at 10am For ore info call John Greer at
3457723
i Players Wanted Come bow with us
every Thurs atpm Newcomers wl
come
Yoa Yoga will resume on Wed Jan 7
Investment Discussion Group Every
Wed at 10 d0am Special Speaker Jay
Dolan from LPL will spea on Wed Feb
11on Fixed Income and Howist Relates to
Your Portfoho
VltaL fe Class Total Fitne Universal
Health Urne Gup offers exercl ass classes
at the Neighborhood Center (1617 49th St
S) every Mon & Wed at 13pm The 1
hourclasses inoormoate moderate levels of
cardiovascular conditioning, balance, flex
ability and s ngtheing segments Noew
comers welcome Fee
Pssidents y Coime and celebrate
Presidents Day uwth us on yIn Feb 16
Call now at get your name on the hst fir
Irnch (Chl, m ll fruit salad and dessert)
Cost $2 00
T u & iLarn Thurs Feb 5at 11amby
H&R Block Topic Whats New for Filng
Season 2009 Lunch included
Seaior Emplov]a nt & Volteers an-
osu-Wed beb b 9am4pmmHick
man ITheater R egistrationFee $15 Con
tact w rcommunmtesforalifeetmle org or
call Joann Will,"ams at 850 414 2000


NeighborhdCod Center
1617 a9th St. So/893o7
Exercse Class-Monday &
Wednesd 1 302 30 p m
Overeaters Anonymous-Sunday,
630 p m www oapnellas org




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Feb 5-22
Thurs -Sat ,8pm
Sun Matinee, 1 30 p m
Tickets $15$10 students,
2 for Thursday nights
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Tues, Ballroom Lessons
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1-2 Beginner, 23 Dancing

Tues, ARGENTINE TANGO
7-8 pm Lesson with Eddy &
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8-9 pm Dance, $15

Wed, SWING DANCE
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Thurs, SALSA DANCE
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Local Obituaries
CREED, MURIEL B. (PHARA,
"MOEY', of So Pasadena, died
Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 Wife of
Francis P Donahue, mother of
Cheryl A Bums of Solana Beach,
CA, Joan Brandano of Tierra Verde,
Donna Creed Bauman of Canton,
MA, and Wilham W Creed of Saun-
derstown, RI She was predeceased
by her husband, James P Creed,
and her son, James P Creed Jr
Online memorial and guest book at
www gunterfuneralhome com E
Dale Gunter Funeral Home St Pe-
tersburg, 727-528-2880


HARVEY, JOSEPH A., 80, of
South Pasadena, died Monday, Jan
19, 2009, at Hospice House Wood-
side Born in Meredith, NH, he came
here m 1994 from Bellmgham, MA
He graduated from Dean Jumor
College m 1983 He was a United
States Navy veteran He worked as
a manufacturing engineer at Data
General Corporation Westboro, MA
for 16 years He was a member of
the American Legion He was pre-
ceded in death by his father, Theo-
dore W Harvey, mother, Ethelyn
Harvey nee Patten, sisters Pauline
Dexter, Jean Larnvee, and Theodo-
ra Teddy" Burlock He is survived
by his wife, Rita L Harvey nee LeB-
lond, daughter, Patncia A Robinson
nee Harvey, Chester, NH, daughter,
Barbara S Anderson nee Harvey,


Berli, NH, son, Jeffrey R Har-
vey, son, Joseph "Skip" Harvey Jr,
9 grandchildren and 6 great-grand
children In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Hospice House
Woodside Services will be held at
a later date in Massachusetts AL-
ifeTnbute FuneralCare Gulfport,
727-347-5521


MCANINCH, SLOYD, 55, of
Gulfport, died Sunday, Jan 11, of
cancer Onginally from Jupiter, FL,
Sloyd was a woodcarver, musician,
and yacht captain, known for his
depth of knowledge on almost any
subject Sloyd was preceded m death
by his parents and his partner, Bob
DeBoer He is survived by his part-
ner of 7 years, Alan Weyant, and by
his siblings Mary Tyler, John McAn-
inch, Nancy Bruno, Helen Light and
Robert McAmnch, also 4 nieces and
two nephews Donations may be
sent to Metropolitan Chanties of
Saint Petersburg

In Memoriam
ALLEN "COWBOY ELMORE
May your guardian angels guide
you May your spint soar to the
hghthouse back home where your
loved ones await Oh, merciful Fa-
ther, let this soul rest m peace God
bless you, Allen "Cowboy" Elmore'
with Love, Your Friends


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St. Petersburg, FL Staff
Bernice
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Money Prize Show
The Art Guild is seeking artists to
enter its February money prize art
show They will be awarding $400 i
prizes to the winners Show is open
to all Entry date is February 5 from
9 am to 1 pm at The Art Guild
gallery in The Treasur Island City
Hall Auditorium, 120 108 Avenue
Entry fee is $10 members and $20
non member Membership is $30
yearly There will be a reception or
the winners on February 14 at 1 p m
There will be an art demonstration by
RonMarvin All artists are welcome
Refreshments will be served For
more information, call Fred at
360 8390

Great Backyard
Bird Count
The 2009 Great Backyard Bird
Count is coming up agun February
13 16 Last year 85,725 bird
watchers submitted their checklists
and reported 635 different species
It amounted to the sighting of
9,805,216 birds located throughout
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and the Audubon Society This
activity s equally appealing to couch
potatoes and avid bird enthusiasts
It's the perfect activity for recliner
activists If you have a window.
pencil, pen, or crayon and a chair
you can participate
For those who prefer to combine
relaxation with their exercising it's
a great opportunity to go to the park
or beach nd watch birds
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Polish American Society
The Polish American Society of St
Petersburg, 1343 Beach Drive (next
to the Coast Guard commissary) is
open for dancing and dinner from
September through May Dancing is
from 47pm Members ae $5, guests
are $7 Call 894 9908 or visit www
polishsociety org


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Mac Perry: An Explosion of Artistic Style and Expression


By Greg Stemm

When I went to go visit Mac
Perry and learn more about him
as an artist I had no idea what a
remarkable person I was about to
meet I had anticipated loolnng at
some great artwork, and that was
there, but Perry is also about music,
landscaping, history, religion, and
authoring books on a wide variety of
topics
Perry has been dubbed a
"Renaissane Man" He is the
author of eight books and over
a thousand magazine and news
articles on Florida landscapes and
the Phistoric Indians of Florida He
is a singer ong writer performing on
bamboo flutes, guitar, harp and vbes
Mac holds three college degrees and
is an avocational archaeologist active
on the lecture circuit He is also the
owner/president of a Horticultural
Pest Control Corporation i the
Tampa Bay area
Mac began painting in college in
1968 when he admire but couldn't
afford the art of local painters He
studied painting, sculpturing, and
landscape horticulture at Virginia
Tech, did graduate studies i art at
the University of South Florida, and
studied privately for many years
Macs award winning acrylic
paintings depicting famous Florida
and historic homes, street scenes
and actyscapes, nd beautiful
flower filled landscapes reflect
his love and attachment to the
preservation of history Mac is a
Colorist" and spends many hours
studying and experimenting with
color combinations that make his


AManofMany Talents Mac Perryart i musan authorardlandscapershowsoffoneof
his Cinq uieVerra" series paring which he seys are his curiet aorites His e issitated
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paintings radiate with an electrifying
brilliance and giving them a bfas
toward fantasy
"I love the interplayof organicand
inorganic images." says Mac "I love
the sharp lines o architecture when
theyare mixedwiththe softerflowmg
lines of plants and gardens
He says his favorite works are
his most recent He has painted
a series called Cinque Terra five
Italian villages painted in a more
expressionist style than his more
traditional home paintings
But panting is just one part of
Mac's lie "I get bored very easily
and I need a lot of variety i creative
expression For instance I can't
be satisfied with ust playing one
musical instrument I had to learn
how to play several I go from music
to painting to writing to landscaping
depending on my moo" Mac is up


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everyday between 3 and 4 am and
you call feel his high energy level
when you talk with him
Mac took me around his own
personal garden which includes rare
tropical plants and themed areas
He has a huge deck where he and
his wife and grandchildren regularly
perform concerts for up to 80 to 100
people He told me he likes to have
a garden with paths that force the
person visiting to make decisions
"Every path has works in it where
the participant must decide which
was to go," he says It affords those
who visit to have a participatory
experience and really feel part of the
garden"
Mac's house sits atop a thousand
year old Indian mound and next
Saturday a professional archeologial
dig will begin on his property He
explains that the mound is not a
burial bound, but rather where the
Indians t threw their tsh and used
item s He say that archeologists
can learn about the daily lives of the
Indians from these artifacts
Macand his wife Lynda Faye moved
to Florida in 1969 where Mc served
as Horticulture Extension Agent
for the University of Florida In St
Petersburg, they raised two sons, one
is a local business man and the other
holds a Ph D in music nd is the
keyboard player for Julio Iglesias
You can learn more about Mac
Perry by visiting his website which is
www mcvae com


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College Teaches the
New SAT Prep Classes
The Spring SAT prep classes are
targeting the SAT test for May
2 The prep class is taught by
St Petersburg College adjunct math
and English instructors using a
thorough curriculum that combines
the math and the new Essay and
verbal review A textokis included
in the fee The class features
overcoming test arxiety, taking
officially retired practice tests, basic
skills review, remedial exercises
review questions and test taking
strategies The cost for the class and
the textbooks $215
The classes ill he heldon Saturday
mornings at the Clearwater,
Seminole St Petersburgl/Gbbs and
Tarpon Springs campuses starting
February 21 from 9 am to 12 pm
for eight weeks The classes end
April 25 Students from neighboring
high schools, thpublic and zpivate
and home-schooled students re
encouraged to sign up for these
locations
Formorenformtion or to enroll call
SPC Lifelong Leaning department
at 341-3184 Class size is limited

Lincoln's 200th
Birthday Celebration
The Historic Gulfport Casino
Ballrom has ben selected as the
site for the Bicentennial State
Dinner honoring President Licoln's
200th birthday on February 12 The
celebration resembles a White House
State Dinner with all the pomp aid
ceremony associated with functions
at the White Hosue Guests will
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and cash bar The sit down dinner
will begin at 7 p m The theme ofthe
program s "The Han of Providence
and will focus on the providential
nature of Lincoln's presidency
The dinner is the brainchild of
Father Wayne C Cnereux, 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
atMost Holy Name ofJesus Catholic
Church. 5800 15 Avenue S in
Gulfport Tickets wll noth e av liable
at the door Tables of 8 at $40 per
person may be reserved Corporate
sponsorship s $450 per table of 8 ee
Roy Selmons is catering the event
Patrons who reply by January 15 swll
be guaranteed seating Seating after
January 15 will be on a first come
first serve bo sis


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
For more information, call
347-9989

St. Pete Accordion Club
The next meeting of the St Pete
Accordion Club will be held on
Monday Februay 2at the Elks Club
2675 66 Street N in St Petershurg
Reservations need to e made eight
days prior to dine The menu and
rice nformationill be forthcoming
Call Bill Carroa at 363-0848


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This N' That in South Pasadena
By Sibylle Stajich
Eating Healthy for 2009
Nancy Thomas, Registered Dietician of Palms of Pasadena Hospital, gave
a lecture about "Reducing Stroke Risks with a Healthy Diet" on January
20. A packed Boca Clega Room gave proof how interested everyone was to
learn more about nutrition. Ms. Thomas stated that it was very important to
keep blood pressure under control as well as maintaining good body weight,
lowering lipid levels (cholesterol) and reducing alcohol consumption. It
is important that blood pressure be kept well under control and a healthy
pressure is 120/80. Keeping salt/sodium to 2300 mg daily, which would be
equal to about 1 teaspoon of salt, eating potassium rich foods and reducing
weight if one is overweight is recommended to reduce blood pressure. Also,
get more potassium with a balanced diet and reduce types of fats. Increase
fiber intakes such as whole wheat products, fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, etc.
and try to maintain healthy weight by getting at least 30 minutes daily
exercise such as walking, swimming, biking and move around as much as
you can. Alcohol also should be consumed in moderation. Women, no more
than one drink per day, men no more than two drinks. Be sure and read all
nutrition labels very carefully and find out which foods are good sources of
fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin C. In other words, one shouldbecome a smart
shopper reading food labels to find out more about the foods. Search for low
sodium and low in saturated fat and transfat foods. If you are watching your
eight, look for how many calories are in a single serving. Saturated fat and
transfat as well as sodium are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
Eat more fruits and vegetables and fiber as well as vitamins A and C. Select
whole grain breads, cereals, rice and pasta.
Band Concert
The South Pasadena Community Band will present an outdoor concert in
the Life Enrichment Center Auditorium at Pasadena Commumty Church at
7:30 p.m. on February 5. The concert features music by popular American
composer Leroy Anderson. Free.
Safe Driving
On Monday and Wednesday, February 2 and 4 from 9-1 an AARP Driver
Safety Program will be held at City Hall. You have to attend both days and
will receive a discount on your auto insurance. The cost is $12 if you are a
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Salute the Troops BBQ
Stetson University is planning
a big free barbecue for Saturday,
February 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Gulfport Recreation Center Field
(corner of 58th St. S. and Shore Blvd.
S). There will be games, auctions,
prizes, free food, music and lots of
excitement for the whole family.
The event is designed to raise funds
used to create care packages to send
to members of the Armed Forces. On
the day of the event, please feel free to
bring donations, which in turn will be
sent to our troops!
This event is sponsored by Law and
Order at Stetson University College of
Law, American Bar Association/Law
Student Division Stetson Chapter,
City of Gulfport and Shook, Hardy
and Bacon, LLP.

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.
PeteBeach ( mile south of Don CeSar)
Start at your convenience. First class,
come at 7 p.m. to register. Begin
any Tuesday and finish 13 weeks
later or take up to 2 years to finish.
February classes include: "Your
"Highway Signs" February 3; "Rules
of the Nautical Road" February 10;
"Piloting Your Boat Part-A" February
17; "Piloting Your Boat Part-B"
February 24.
Cost is $36 for 13 weeks and includes
a new 400-page manual. Call Jim at
360-4846, or Warren at 321-7801, or
Phil at 865-2226.



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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 19th brought
a few changes in the standings.
Diplomat took over First Place along
with the Jamison building. Dover is
in Second Place, Buckingham and
the Eton teams are tied for Third
Place and Nottingham holds down
Fourth Place.
Don't let the weather keep you from
coming down to the Bocce courts to
watch all the excitement. We play
every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and
Thursday at 10 a.m. If it is inclement
weather (rain, snow or extreme cold)
a game could be rescheduled for
another day.
Don't forget to mark your calendar
for Monday, February 9 and come to
the Bocce meeting, visit with friends
and get the latest information on
future events.

Gulfport Little
League Wish List
By Dawn Johnson
We, the Board Members of Gulfport
Little League, are asking for your
help and support in fulfilling the
wishes forthe children in ourprogram
at Gulfport Little League. Any
contribution or act of kindness will
be deeply and greatly appreciated.
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Commission on Aging sponsors
a Lunch & Learn at noon on
February 10 at the Sunshine Center
Auditorium, 330 Fifth Street N. The
topic is "Alzhelmer's Disease and
Treatment". The speaker will be Dr.
Giovanni Baula. Hors d'oeuvres and
snacks will be provided by Pfizer
Pharmaceutical Company. For more
information and to R.S.V.P. call
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Beta Sigma Phi
Eleven members of Laureate Epsilon
Theta chapter attending the opening
nightof KissMe Kate'atthe St Pete
Little Theatre on Friday, January
23 The performance was wonderful
and all members enjoyed supporting
this local theatre It was nice to
mingle with the performers after the
play Some of the members went for
something to eat afterwards
The next social event for chapter
members will be the Souper Bowl'
social on Sunday, February 1 at the
home of Ky and Jimmy Brown Ky
and Lucy Brushaber ae the hostesses
for this event Members will gather
around 5 30 pm bngingg appetzerl/
snack items while Lucy and Kay will


provide the chili and New England
clan chowder They will enjoy
cheenng on their favorite team
Sunshine Cy ty Council will recogze
and honor chapter sweethearts and
introduce new members, transferees,
guests andlegacymember on Sunday,
February 8 from 2 4 at the Nitram
Masonic Lodge The committee
will prepare the refreshments of
sandwiches, fruit, and cookies
Several members of three chapters
attended the Bay Area Luncheon on
Saturday, January 24 at Bon A petit
Restaurant in Dunedin There
were 150 sisters from around the
state and bay area attending The
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Pink Flamingo
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The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
presents Gulfport's Fink Flamingo
Home Tour 'Then and Now on
Saturday, March 7, (ran or shme)
from 10 am to 5 p m Tickets ae
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By Mary Hunt


Give the Kids Roots
and Wings
I recently learned a new word
"Adultolescence" describes the five
years of some people's lives follow-
ing college Not teens but not inde-
pendent adults, either, these are
young people who find themselves
still financially dependent on their
parents I only tell you this to relieve
some of the shock should your semi-
adult children boomerang back into
your nest at just about the time you
get used to them being on their own
Could happen
According to CollegeGrad com, 77
percent of college graduates from the
class of 2008 moved back home with
their parents after graduation This
is up from 73 percent m 2007 and
67 percent m 2006 They don't move
home because they miss mom's cook-
ing It's money (or the lack thereof,
caused by lugh expenses and low im-
come) that dnves them back to the
nest
I think this has a lot to do with
expectations and attitudes of en-
titlement I know of more than one
20-somethmg who was rudely awak-
ened to the fact that $85,000 jobs
are not hanging around waitmg for
bnght young grads to show up, and
new-car payments are neither low
nor easy


As the mom of two finally adult
sons, I do have some experience here
Both of our boys lived at home while
in college and stayed a few years
beyond Neither had any debt com-
ing out of college I shudder to think
that if they each had had the current
average of nearly $20,000 m student
loans and $4,000 m credit card debt,
they still might be with us Instead,
they paid rent to live at home (a good
way to zap attitudes of entitlement)
and became voracious savers
Theirfrugalitypad off, too With the
money he saved, our elder son went
straight from living at home to being
a homeowner at age 25 His younger
brother shared an apartment with
friends for a few years and then, at
age 27, bought a home, as well Both


of them bought in anythmng-but-cheap
Orange County, Calihf
Have you ever thought about what
you can do now to head off a pro-
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your kids9 Here's an idea for start-
ers If they can make it through col-
lege without a load of debt (student
loans, car loans or credit card debt),
they'll get a head start on making it
out on their own Here are some op-
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online universities, the military, lv-
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to school, scholarships and employer-
reimbursed tmuton plans
I've heard that the job of parentmg
is to give kids both roots and wings --
roots so they willfeel secure and wings
so they'll be able to fly away when the
time is right Start early by teaching
them the secrets of debt-proof living,
and you'll improve the chances that
they will be able to take off and soar
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Kj($pazot'g Centenniad

100 Week Countdown to 100 Years!

Gulfport Centennial Countdown Continues!

In just 89 weeks, Gulfport will celebrate
the centennial of its incorporation, October
12,1910 We'llberemindmgyoueveryweek
with an interesting old photograph front
the collection of the Historical Museum
See if you can identify the people, places
and above all the decade of each picture a
it comes along To make it a little bit of 2
challenge, we wont pubhsh the correct cap
tion until the following week

LAST WEEIS ANSWER:
Shown m last weeks photo The house,
shown m last week's picture was built i
1936 at a cost of $4500 When this picture
was taken m 1947, it was called "one o
Gulfport's show places You can still se,
it today at 3007 Beach Boulevard, pret
ty much the same behmid its shop front
facade

How about a day at the beach dressed hke tlns9 When would it have been,
and what were they planning to do with the lice shells9 Answer next week

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Send us an email with your answer, name and
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Events at American
Legion Post 125
By Don Phipps Commander
Join us for our super bowl party on
Sunday, February 1 at 6 p m The
Post will furnish hot dogs cooked m
beer with all the tnmmngs and we
ask that you brnng a dish of food to
share Signup sheets are mthelobby
Thanks to you helpers, we can make
this a super super bowl party
Don't forget to mark your calendars
for Sunday, February 8, which is our
next blood dnve
Come m for Sunday breakfast
cooked to order You get eggs, bacon
or sausage, potatoes, toast, jmuce and
coffee for only $3 50 Side dishes are
also available Breakfast is served
from 8 30 to 11 a m
Fnday, January 30, dinner will be
baked or battered haddock, fies, cole
slaw, roll and butter for $7 75 The
second entree will be country flied
steak with white or brown gravy,
mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll and
butter for $7
Saturday, January 31 we will be
serving roast beef, mashed potatoes,
gravy, vegetable, roll, butter and
dessert for $6 50 All dinners are
served from 5 to 7 p m
The Southern Knights Band is here
every Fnday and Saturday mght
from 7 to 11 pm This is the best
band around and I know you will
enjoy dancing and hstemng to their
great music
Monday and Fndays, Marhn will
be playing and singing m the lounge
from 3 to 6 pm Come m and hsten
to some good entertainment
Lunches are served on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Thursdays from
11 am to 3 p m and on Fndays from
11am to 2 pm and Sundays from
2 to 5 p m Lunches are not served on
Monday or Saturdays
Tuesday and Thursdays come m
and sing with Ron's karaoke at 7 p m
Darts are played every Saturday at
8p m Play poolforfree on Saturdays
until 5p m
Bmingo is played every Wednesday
starting at 6 p m Fourteen $50 games
are played, plus two progressive
cover-all games for $250 The
kitchen is open during bingo where
you can order hamburgers, hot dogs,
fnes, omon rnngs, etc Join us for an
evening of fun, games and good food
The Auxiliary is collecting donations
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for troops m Iraq Items needed
include candy, personal hygiene
items, batteries, snacks, dry food
items, etc Acollectionboxis provided
at the post For more information
call Shirley at 510-1919 Lets show
them our support'
We are located at 6440 Fifth Avenue
S in St Petersburg The phone
number is 347-6085

Civil Air Patrol
Flight Training
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is activating
proficiency flight traimmg beginning
February 7 and 8 and every week-
end after m the areas of Egmont
Key to Caldesi Island The search
train g is in support of the local
boating commumty with the CAP
aircrew looking for any boats that
might be m trouble or in need of help
The aircraft has a radio with a CAP
ground base radio station
The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary
of the Umted States Air Force


The local CAP Squadron is located
on Albert Whitted Airport m
St Petersburg

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 Chanty Ball to benefit
All Children's Hospital Abracadabra
will be held February 21, 2009 at The
Hilton St Petersburg Canllon Park,
950 Lake Canllon Park Dnve m St
Petersburg The 2009 Chairman
is Tncia Davidson and the Vice
Chairman is Sherry Sexton
For corporate and personal
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dren under 2 years old to watch TV
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Dimitri A. Christakis of the Seattle
Children's Research Institute and the
University of Washington reviewed
78 studies published over the past 25
years that examined the relationship
between television and very young
children.
"No studies to date have demon-
strated benefits associated with early
infant TV viewing," Christakis said.
"The weight of existing evidence sug-
gests the potential for harm."
The biggest problem is parents. Al-
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of life, surveys indicate just 6 percent
of parents say they're aware of the ad-
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Town Shores
Red Hatters
The February Bunko game will be
held onFnrday, February 13 Don't let
the date scare you away This could
be your lucky day Brnng $2 and join
m the fun A special Valentine treat
will be served This month we would
hke to have an idea of how many will
be playing Please call Petie at 343-
6450, Judy at 344-7558 or Gerry at
345-2408 if you are joining m the
fun
Mark your calendar for Friday,
February 27 for a Red Hat and
guest "happy hour" m the clubhouse
lounge This will be held from 4-5 30
p m with a few hors doeuvres being
served Husband, sigfficant other or
friend is welcome to attend Please
call for a reservation as soon as we
rest up from the marvelous cruise
Betty Browne planned for us A big
thanks from all of us You done good,
girl'

Woman's Club
Going Red
The monthly meeting of the GFWC
St Petersburg Woman's Club at 40
Snell Isle Boulevard NE will be held
on Fnday, February 13 at 1 p m The
Commumty Outreach Department
has invited Susan Hopkins of the
American Heart Association to
be their guest speaker "Go Red
for Women" the American Heart
Association's nationwide movement,
celebrates the energy, passion and
power as women to band together and
wipe out heart disease Attendees at
the meeting are encouraged to wear
red Guests are welcome to attend,
refreshments will be served
For further information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and other
diverse activities which include
art and craft workshops, monthly
excursions, book discussions, weekly
sewing group and card games please
call 822-4982 The St Petersburg
Woman's Club has been serving the
community since 1913

SPOT Opens New Clinic
The SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation
Together) organization will open
a low-cost spay and neuter clumc
in mid-February (designated by
humane societies as Spay and Neuter
Gabber January 29 February 4, 2009


Month) SPOT founder Pamela
Borres announced that the official
property lease was signed at the end
of December so that the next several
weeks can be dedicated to preparing
the facility for its grand opening Dr
Hector Gonzalez of Tampa has been
hired as the presiding veterinaan
along with two veternarian
technicians
The chmc is located at 4403
62 Avenue N m Pmellas Park SPOT
will continue its tradition of offering
special pet care seminars as well
as adding dog training classes on
Saturday at the new clinic Please
check the SPOT Web site www
spotusa org/orcall545-3463formore
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Annual Card and
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The St Pete Beach Community Club,
Inc will have their annual card and
game party on Saturday, February
7 at Warren Webster Buildmg,
1500 Pass-a-Grille Way m St Pete
Beach from 1-4 p m Donation of $4
Homemade desserts and tea and
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Following are some of the calls tha
Gulpor Polnoe responded to during the
past week
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Ave S
Reckless Driver-5100 lk 13th Ave S
Arrest onWarrant-3100 Blk Clinton St
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Theft-6200 BlkVita Verde Dr W
Trouble with Individual- 1300 lk York
St S
Saturday 1117
Armed Person- 5400 Blk Shore Blvd
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Suspicious Person- 5800 Blk 7th Ave
S
Animal Complaint- 5100 Blk 18th Ave
S
Disabled Vehicle- 6000 Blk Luana Ln
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Trouble with Individual- 5500 lk 14th
Ave S
Trouble with Individual- 3000 Blk
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Traffic Stop-Failed to Stop- 4900 BIk
11thAve S
Robbery- 5500 BIk th Ave S
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Ave S
Animal Complaint- 2800 lk 52nd S
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Suspicious Circumstances- 5100 Blk
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Suspicios Vehicle- 5300 Bk 18th Ave
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Monday 1119
Nose Complaint 2800 Blk Upton St
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Sspiciou Circumstances- 4900 Blk
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St S
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Wednesday 121
Theft- 1400 Blk FreeontSt S
Animal Complaint- 5200 Bk 20th Ave
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animal Complaint- 2600 lk 46th St
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Domestic Battery-160051st St S
Burglary-2700 Blk4th St S
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Suspicious Vehicle- 1400 Bk 49th St
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Suspicious Vehicle- 1700 lk 55th St
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Fght in Progress-5800 lk9th Ave S
Nose Complaint-2300 Blk56th St S
Theft-5400Blk9th Ave S
Burglary-1200 Blk59th St S
ViolationofCourt Order- 5100 lk 27th
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GabberJanuary 29 Februaiy 2009


Crime Awareness Meeting
The Gulfport Crime Awareness & Prevention Program will be hosting a
Conveniene Store Security Seminar at our February meeting Our goal for
this seminar will focus not only on the employees of the stores, but also for the
consumers who should eel safe stopping at these stores Although it is promote
ed as a convenience store issue, it is very applicable to any business that has
customers and handles money Our guest speaerwill be Sgt Josh Stone of the
Gulfport Police Department The meeting will be on Monday, February 9 at
7 p m at the Gulport Senior Center, 550127 Avenue S For more information,
contact Jeri Reed at 327 3509 or at Jrvolunteer@aol com






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one who kept the office doors open
many days and provided an end-
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tion for Gulfport Library director
Kitty Smith has arranged for the
library meeting room to be named
the Frances Purdy Fnends Room
m her honor A dedication recep-
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to 7 30 at The Fnends Room of the
Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28
Avenue S Please stop by and join
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a video memorial to her life, and
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ResponseLink: Safety. Independence. Peace of Mind


By Greg Stemm

"It's really amazing how much peace
of mind a httle button can generate,"
said David Lemke, area manager for
ResponseLmk The ResponseLINK
medical alert system offers 24 hour
medical emergency motoring and
response using advanced two-way
communication that has superior
range and smart medical alert
pendants
"Our system is perfect for semors
or others who hve alone," said Lemke
"It canprovide peace of mind, not only
for the chent, but for those who care
for them "
"One of the best things about our
system is that we're based nght here
m Pmellas County," said Lemke
"We started here 14 years ago and
now we have over 60,000 subscribers
nationwide The people who come to
explain the system when we install it
are all local representatives and even
our call center is based nght here in
Florida"
The ResponseLink system includes
a small lightweight pendant with a
single button on it that a chent can
wear around their neck or there wrist
Lemke says that because 45 percent
of falls take place in bathrooms, the
device is completely waterproof In
addition, there is a base unt which
allows cents to be in touch with
ResponseLink representative who are
on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a
week
'The base unt has a military grade
hstening device We can hear a chent
who whispers within 2500 feet of the
unt,," said Lemke "That means, if
they push there button we can hear
them anywhere in their home and
even outside within close range to the
house
"ResponseLnk maintains a hst of
friends and relatives and their contact
formationn" saidLemke "Sometumes
a chent falls and isn't really injured
They don't need an ambulance, just a
handup ResponseLmkcancall one of
these contacts and our representative
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help arrives If a chent is transported
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Lemke says that
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pneumoma combined It is also the
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"Often it's hard for senors to
remember to take medication or they
take it and then forget they have
taken a dose and take it again," said
Lemke "ResponseLmk can help in a
number of ways We can call a chent
to remind them to take medications
up to 16 times a day We can also call
cents to remind them to eat, check
blood sugar or just make sure that
they are OK"
Lemke also demonstrated another
device that ResponseLink offers
which can hold up to a 30 day supply
of medication, dispensing it at pre-
prescribedtimes and alertingthechent
that it is time to take their dosage If
a chent doesn't immediately respond,
a ResponseLink representative calls
them to make sure they take their
medicine
Couples can benefit from
ResponseLmk as well as those living
alone Asecondbuttondevices onlyan
additional $10 The cost of the entire
system starts at just $35, making it
much more affordable than moving a
chent into an assisted giving facility
The round the clock monitoring may
also reduce the number of times a
home health aid or nurse is required to
visit "We can also provide a lock box
that locks onto the front door or porch
This way, when the help arrives they
can get into the house easily, without
breaking down a door or struggling to
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find the key hidden under the rock,"
Lemke adds
The unt works anywhere in North
America (including Canada) and a
chent may take it with them if they
are a snowbird who spends part of
their tie here in Florida and part of
the time in a northern location The
company offers same day service for
set up and a representative comes to
your home and gives you free training
on the devices and how to use them
Lemke notes that ResponseLink is
offering free installation (a $50 dollar
value) for those who purchase the unt
before the end of February
Lemke has been in medical sales
for many years, in Chicago, Ohio and
now in Florida He and his fiance',
Lacey hve in Gulfport with their two
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Top Ten Reasons to See Kiss Me Kate

By Cathy Salustri

I can only tell you this about St Pete Little Theatre's
(SPLT) Kiss Me Kate Rarely, if ever, will you have a
chance to see such an exceptional show at a community
theatre
Really, that's my entire review I loved almost every-
thing about this show Go see for yourself


My editor tells me I will not get paid for a four-sentence
theatre revew, so here's the top 10 reasons to go see the
show
10 The story As a revival of a musical based loosely
on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and written by
Cole Porter, Kiss Me Kate makes for the ultimate Shake-
speare Light (all of the plot and none of the iambic pen-
tameter)
9 The sets Michael DuMouchel designed the sets on a
tight schedule but no one m the audience can tell, they're
resplendent, well-decorated and thoughtfully done The
set changes happen quickly and easily
8 The choreography and the dancers Nancy Smith
teaches dance at St Petersburg College and the dancers
didn't come from her classes, but they easily could have
With the bllhant costumes swirhng about onstage it felt
more like watclung an enchanted painting than dancing,
especially during Too Darn Hot and Cantiamo D'Amore
7 It's worth the money For the price of a ticket you get
three hours of singing and dancing and comedy SPLT's
putting on a revival of Kiss Me Kate, so if you saw it
years ago you shouldn't expect the same show
6 Vimny and Joey The two muddhng gangsters are the
jokers of an already very funny musical, and they serve
as a special sort of commc relief One of them (I honestly
don't know who was who) didn't sing as strongly as the
other, but it doesn't matter because they created such
endearing characters
5 Director Rand Smith When I heard SPLT asked
Smith to direct Kiss Me Kate I couldn't wait to see it I
worked with him about five years ago and his acting so
impressed me that I wanted to see if his directmg held
up to my lugh opinion It does The cast of 24 could not
have possibly all brought the same amount of talent to
their respective roles, but Smith bnngs them all to the
same high level onstage At no point do you think, "Gosh,
that scene would have been fantastic if only so-and-so
had been better," because you're pretty much thinking,
"Wow, that was fantastic'"
4 Enm Fleming as Paul Fleming's big number, Too
Darn Hot, surpasses the idea of little" theatre Fleming
dehvers a performance any professional theatre compa-
ny in the area would brag about for years
3 Margee Murray as Lois Lane The phrase to describe
this woman is "tnple threat" because she can sing, dance
and act-exceptionally well You almost don't realize
how good she is until the second act dunng Always True


raren ILa-osn ana bil ~ryan~ ellgnt aualences as ne leading
couple in St Pete Little Theatre's Kiss Me Kate
to You m my Fashion, which will blow you away
2 Bill Bryant and Karen Lalosh as Fred Graham and
LllhVanessi Too often, especially at smallerprofessional
theatres and many commumty theatres, one of the leads
nails the role while the other never seems to get there
Both Bryant and Lalosh completely engage the audience
with convincing and sympathetic performances By the
end of the show you're just happy because one of them
walks on stage
1 I really, really tried to find something to criticize
There wasn't much The best I could come up with was
that General Hamson Howell (Stephen Bell) dehvered a
great performance but didn't have a blow-me-away voice
and the orchestra played way too loudly for some of the
singers Neither of those things would stop me from go-
ing back to see the show, and they certainly shouldn't
stop you from going to see it This show deserves a sold-
out crowd every might for the next two weekends
Call (727) 866-1973 forreservations The show runs Fn-
day and Saturday mghts and Sunday afternoons through
February 8


Gabber January 29 February 4, 2009







African Vinit cards for all persons listed on their Cost is $225 per person including


Show and Sale
Upper Pinellas African Violet
Society Judged Show and Sale will
be held at Sunken Gardens, 1825
Fourth Street N i St Petersburg on
Saturday, February 7 tfrm 10 4 30
and Sunday February 8 fromnoon to
4pm Admission to show s free with
the price oadmisson to the Gardens
Flowering plants leaves and starter
gesnenads, supplies and accessories
will be on sale Bring your problem
plants or a check up or just learn
how to grow violets Contact Diana
Haff at 347 1382

Tampa Bay
Women's Festival
The St Petersburg Times and HCA
Hospitals of Tampa Bay present a
special day dedicated towomen The
Tampa Bay Women's Expo will
take place on Saturday, February
7 from 10 4 p at the Coliseum in
St Petersburg
Learn more about common diseases
and innovative treatments from Bay
area doctors Attendees will benefit
from educational le ures devoted to
women'sheat h issues There will also
be health screenings throughout the
day Get your Body M s Index, have
a vision orostepoosis screening and
learn how to manage your health
Visit with health care professionals
for expert advin on your personal
well being fortoday ad the future
In addition, there will be over 50
booths with displays dedicated to
work and leisure, weight loss, fitness
and rlaxation The Tampa Bay
Women's Expo will be filled with
ideas and ispiration for your life
Free admission and free par lng
The Coliseum is located at 535
Fourth Avenue N in St Petersburg
For more information contact Dave
LaBell at 893 8523 or visit www
tampabaywomensexpo com

2009 AARP Tax Sites
Free tax preparation and assistance
is available beginning Februry 2
through April 15 orthose households
with low to moderate incomes for
taxpayers of all ages, but with an
emphasis on those over 60 years o
age
Taxpayers must bng social security
Gabber January 29 Februy 4, 2009


tax returns, a picture ID and all
pertinent records such W72s, 1099s,
other income and credits, lat year's
tax return and eal estate tax receipt
Free electronic filing is available at
all sites
Locations and schedules are as
follows Gul Beaches Public Library
200 Municipal Drive Madeira each
102 pm Tuesday and Thursday,
Gulfport Public Library 5501 28
Avenue S, 9 p m Friday
If you have any questions, please
call Slvia Scoble at 595 7408

Adult Basic
Sailing School
Boca Cega Yacht Club will be
offering a five week Adult Basic
Sailing Class beginning k dnesday,
March 11 The course includes five
Wednesday evening classes as
well as four weekend waterfront
saying sessions Students will put
classroom theories into practice
salming the club's Catalma 16 5 fleet


all classroom materials and an U S
Saling Association Basic Keelboat
manual Participants will reseve
a complementary three month
membership With a 2 1 student
teacher ratio this is the most
reasonably priced program in the
Tampa Bay rea For registration
information, visit www salbcorg
or cll Jennifer Rogers at 345 7544
Pre registration is required

Depression Era Glass,
China and Pottery Show
The Sparkling Clearwater
Depression Glass Club will hold its
30th Annual Show and Sale featuring
Depression Era glass, china and
pottery on Saturday, February 14
from 9 5 and Sunday, February 15
from 10 4at The Harborview Center,
300 Cleveland Street i downtown
Clearwater Call 725 2069 or visit
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By Tom Margerau

Don't Judge Program
By What's on TV
Q I read with interest your columns
about reforming Socal Security I'll
tell you what's wrong with the system
it's all the people who ae getting
disability benefits but don't deserve
them I saw a couple on the "Judge
Judy" television show who said
they were both collecting disability
benefits rom Social Security, et they
were making lots of money under the
table Get rid of deadbeats like them
and you would save enough money
to keep Social Security going or the
next 100 years'
A Oh, if only it were that simple
But maybe you've hit on something
Instead of blue ribbon committees
of economists and policy planners
to study Social Security funding


issues as most presidents in the
past couple decades have appointed
maybe Barack Obama should just
make Judge Judy his Social Security
Czar and put her in charge of fixing
the system so it will be ready for
future generations of retirees
But seriously, folks
When you're dealing with a giant
government operation like the
Social Security disability program.
one that pays billions of dollars in
benefits every month to millions
of Americans, of course there are
going to be a few bad apples who slip
through the cracks and cheat the
system And some of them could even
be dumb enough to go on a nationally
syndicated TV show and reveal their
dirty little secret
But I hope you don't think they
are typical of the millions of men,
women and children who have severe
physical and mental impairments


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and e re eceivng Social Security
disability benefits
As I said, a program as large as
Social Security is bound to have a
small amount of fraud and abuse
associated with it If you Imow of
someone you think is cheating the
system, call the Social Security
Administration's raud hotline at
800 269 0271 Or visit SSA's webste
at www socialsecurty gov and click
on "Report Fraud Waste or Abuse"
right onthe homepage
But I can tell you that a far more
common complaint I get about the
Social Security disability program is
exactly the opposite of the problem
you allege Insteado a program that's
wasting money oneon deadbeats" as you
believe, many. many more people
write to me to say that they can't
believe how stringent the disability
benefit eligibility rules ae
A very common letter I get goes
something like this I have this
problem (insert nane of impairment
here) and I also have that problem
(insert nane of another impairment
here), and I have been trying to get
on Social Security disability r ears
and I keep getting turned down I
guess you hae to be half dead to get
Social Security disability"
So, some people, like you, tell me the
Social Security disability program
is rife with deadbeats and ne'er do
wells cheating the system While
other people tell me that you have
to have one foot in the grave to get
benefits in the first place
When you hear such divergent
views, you might guess that the truth
lies somewhere in between And Ican
tell you, from my years of experience
working for the Social Security
Administration, that s indeed the
case
When Congress set up the Social
Security disability program in the
1950s, they established a very strict
legal definition of disability To this
day, the law says that to qualify for
disability benefits, you must provide
substantial medical evidence that
proves you have a severe mental or
physical impairment that will keep
you from working for at least a year
That doesn't mean you have to have
one foot in the grave And it certainly
doesn't mean that benefits mae handed
out wiy ll mll to dedbeats



Gobberaonuory 29- Febrouay 4, 2009






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

Retired Officers
Wives Club to Meet
The Retired Officers Wives Club of
St Petersburg will meet on Tuesday,
February 10 at Isla Del Sol Yacht &
Country Club, 6000 Sun Boulevard in
St Petersburg Social hour begins at
11 30 am lunch at 12 15 followed by
aBallroom Dancing Presentation All
military officers' wives, widows and
female officers are invited to attend
Call 595-4619 for reservations

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

U.S. Census Jobs
Available
TheU S CensusBureaulsnowhimng
for the 2010 census Jobs available
are census takers, crew leaders, crew
leader assistants, recrutmg assistant
Gabber January 29 February A, 2009


and clerks Earn competitive weekly
pay, work flexible hours, paid
train g For more information,
email www 2010censusjobs com or
call 1-866-861-2010

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


Tuesday Morning
Fresh Market
Got veggies Check out the Tuesday
Morning Market on Beach Boulevard
in Gulfport every Tuesday, year
round' Fresh produce, plants, and
local artists set up on the sidewalk
pavers from 9-3 pm Enjoy a
shopping and dinng experience hke
no other' Petfnendly Sponsoredby
the Gulfport Merchants Association
and the City of Gulfport
Vendors can download the
apphcation at http //gulfportma com
For more information call 459-1963


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Boca Ciega Men's Basketball

Falls to Rival Lakewood, 57-54




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By Leigh Clifton
In what has been billed as one of
the most hotly contested rivalries
between two schools i the state of
Florida Lakewood High's Varsity
basketball team held on to a slim
lead to beat Boca Clega High 57 54
Tuesday night The gane, played
at Lakewood High was packed
with students and fans from both
schools, the excess overflowing into


the corners of the gymnasium and
all around the perimeter of the floor
An abundance of St Pete Police kept
the rowdies from disrupting the
game, although some good nature
ribbing on both sides started even
before the game got underway
The Bogey Pirates were lead by
returning senior Richard Prince,
who had been sidelined since
Thanksgiving by surgery for a


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meniscus tea to his knee It was his
first game back and the game was
a physical slug fest from the start
Regular starters Bryoe Mosle ,
Kenny "Speedy" Smith, Kevin
Mckellar, Julius Forte and Richard
Prince took control of the game
and kept Bogey up by a few points.
see sawing for the lead most of the
first half But the second half soon
became a struggle for the Pirates,
who had multiple forced turnovers
and missed opportunities at free
throws Lakewood came out stmrng
after a half time break and started
pushing back Hard
"The third quarter was a total
debacle," said Head Coach Randy
Human "We just couldn't execute
andget it done We missedthree out
of four shots at a time and the game
was very physical for both teams
We really wanted this win and we
fought hard, we ust couldn't get it
done like we wanted "
There were some bright spots for
the Pirates, however #12, Kenny
"Speedy" Smith, had a great game
and showed a lot of hustle, heart
and determination to get the bell
the hoop and to big man #32 Julius
Forte Although Forte ws battling
the flu ,which made it tough to go
hard at the basket, he came up with
a key snag after grappling on the
floor with two Lakewood players,
smashing into the corner before
getting the ball out to one of Bogey's
best shooters, Myron Dempsey, who
dumpedit in or two Kem Mckellar
also had an outstanding game and
was "r Hustle", keeping the bell
moving down the court The final
seconds saw a mad physical scramble
as Bogey had a shot to tie But
Lakewood kept the ball high i the
court and Bogey could only force a
personal foul that allowed Lakewood
to extend the lead with free throws,
rendering them untouchable in
scoring at that point
The Pirates kept it close the whole
game, the fans from both teams were
trading loud insults to give them
incentive But even the strongest
verbal abuse couldn't spark the
16 4 Pirates enough to get this one
done They played well and fought
hard but m the end, the W went into
Lakewood High's column


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3721 727 4587710


ANTIQUE ROLLTOP DESK 48" Long Per
fect Condition, $500 b o 941-504-3251
REFRIGERATORIFREEZER $150 Dish
washer, $75, Couch, $150 All New, Excellent
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FURNITURE Moving, Good Condition En
tertainment Center/Credenza, White washed
w/Glass Doors $75 Matching Tower $50
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ture, Collectbles, Retro & Much More 794
Pasadena Ave S 343 8753 Credit Cards Ac
cepted
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front Location With Full Facilities Call Art for
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100'S OF WINDOWS White Aluminum
Bronze & Bathrooms, Aluminum Awnings We
Make & Re Screen Screens 5485 Haines Rd
St Pete 727-526 1494
EGYPTIAN URN LAMP- "Franklin Mint" Blue
W/Gold Hieroglyphics $95 O B O 727 488
7944
14 FT BOATTRAILERIUTILITY $75 Pink &
Yellow Bolts of Sheer Fabric $60 ea Inflatable
Boat, 24 person, $50 727 410 5035
WALK IN TUB-With Hydro Massage System
and Heater 727 346 0697
2 EXTERIOR ALUMINUM AWNINGS-$50
for both (can split) Leave Message 727 384
0724
FEATHER BED- 60WX80L, $35 Very Com-
fortable Great for Fibromyalgia Patients 727
345 6419
65LB LARGE BENCH VICE Made in Cana
da, $65 Cash Only 727 343 8778
3 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS- w/Bags 1-$80,
2 $20 Good Golf Bags $700 each Many
Indiidual Clubs $5 $20 Golf Balls Also 727
381 0149
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Section 8 Ready, C/H/A W/D Hook up, Stove,
Refngerator, Dishwasher 3947 Grove St S
774 454 1504
2BR/1BA- New large kitchen & Bath Livin &
Family Rooms Fenced Yard Sect 8 OK W/D
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Waterfront Condo 2BR/2BA Master Bedroom
Overlooks Bay 1500 SF $900/Mo Available
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Cable, Heated Pool Tennis Courts, Gated,
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Pets OK $800/Mo Yearly Lease IncludesWa
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Completely Renovated $995/Mo plus Utilities
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Clean 55+, All Amenities Cable/Water In
cuded $900/Mo Negotiable 1st & Deposit
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at $550 plus Security 1BR/1BA Includes A/C,
Water, & Trash Laundry on Premise 727 692
0899

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1 BA New Paint/Caret, Large Yard Laundry
Room Carport and Screened Porch No Pets
$750sMo pus st/Last 1-773-582 4226
4651 26TH AVE S 2BR/2BA Home, Garage
& Family Room, $785/mo plus Deposit 239
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Available Feb 1, 2009 Call Mckey the Realtor,
727 322 8030
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mo 520-5416
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Check 727 343 9309

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ficiency, $450/Mo, $300 Secunty Includes
W/S/G 2nd Floor w/Deck Pets OK Call 727
452-5942
GORGEOUS VIEW OF BOCA CIEGA BAY
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727 347 0402

3BR/1BA HOUSE Tyrone Area Sun Room
Fenced Yard $1100/Mo 1st & Security Avail
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1401 60TH ST S 3BR/2BA $1300/Mo One
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Shops Small Pet OK $575Mo Move In Spe
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Call 727 323 1814

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Enclosed Porch Large Backyard Newly Paint
ed & Tiled Excellent Condition Near Schools
$775/Mo 727 345-7036
TOWNSHORES 55+- 2BR/2BA Spacious
Unit Newly Decorated/Carpet Spectacular
Waterviews Annual Rent, Immediate Occu
pancy $875mo 727-542 6693
GREAT LANDLORD LOOKING For Great
Tenant 2BR/1BA Fenced Home Living Room
Dining Room, Florida Room, C/H/A, Ceiling
Fans Garage w/W/D Hookup 2811 53rd St S
$990/Mo 727 343 9595
READY FEB 1- Furnished Efficiency, All Ame
nities All utilities included Including Intermet
and Cable $650 mo 727 321 4191
BOCA CIEGA WATERFRONT RESORT-Cot
tages, Efficiencies Private Beach, Pool and
Private Fishing Dock $450 00 And Up, 727
327 0049
5019 #1 29TH AVE S 2BR/1BA House En
closed Front & Back Porch with W/D Hookup
New Floor Roof Fenced BackYard Co n WD
on site Pets OK $795/Mo + $500 Security
742-5140
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munity Great Amenities, Needs TLC, Only
$33,900 Call TerryWard, Tourtelet Bros 727
384 3434
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District Nicely Renovated Private Backyard
Washer $7956Mo 727 68 70568
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terview $800/Mo MARCOUX REALTY, INC
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100 Lynne.


VACATION RENTALS- Isla Del Sol Club Ba-
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Length of Rental.
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TOWN SHORES RENTALS- Nottingham
#604, 1BR/1 BA Deluxe, Open Floor Plan/Wa-
terviews, New Carpet/Paint, Semi-Annual.
Kenmore #209, 1BR/1BA, Carport, Semi-An-
nual/Annual. Diplomat #104, 2BR/2BA Wa-
terfront Unit, Gorgeous Water Views, Annual
Rental $1350/Mo. Diplomat #607. 1BR/1.5BA
Deluxe, Beautiful Water Views, Annual. Not-
tingham #111 1BR/1BA Updated Unit, Wa-
ter Views w/Private Patio. 6 Month or Annual
Rental, $850. Call Annie Thompson for De-
tails. SELLERS EXPRESS REALTY, 727-347-
0187.

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, Small Pet OK. 813-671-8530.


ROOM FOR RENT- Gulfport. $450/Mo. Utili-
ties, W/D Included. On Bus Line. Call for Info.
Very Clean! 727-384-9154.
FURNISHED BEDROOM- Share Kitchen &
Bath. Pasadena Area Close to Beach. $475/
Mo. 727-343-6350.
ROOMMATE WANTED-Gulfport. Responsible
Female, Student Preferred. Share Furnished
Duplex, All Utilities, W/D, Cable & Internet Ac-
cess Included. $450/Mo. 727-709-7791.
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3/2 HOME- Furnished Bedroom, Separate En-
trance, Own Full Bath, Full Kitchen Use. W/D.
$100/wk, $500 Move-In. 1/2 Electric/Gas. 727-
374-1465. Leave Message.
ROOM FOR RENT-With Kitchen Privileges in
Gulfport. $450/Mo. plus Deposit. Utilities In-
cluded. Available Now. Female Preferred 727-
239-2176.





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Beautiful upscale area, Near parks, shopping.
Beach & Luxury Realty. 727-492-6721

MOBILE HOME $4,500 o.b.o., Over 45,
2BR/1BA, Recent Updates, Very Nice End
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TENNESSEE
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ST. PETE BEACH- Rare 2/2, 9th Floor. COR-
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& Luxury Realty. 727-492-6721

SUPER BUY SUNDAY
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On These Super Sunday Winners!
Pelican Bay Yacht Club Bldg. A#401- Com-
pletely Renovated, 3/2 Corner Unit. Gorgeous,
A Real Score at $425,000.
Nottingham#312, REDUCED TO $109,900
1BR/1BA, Newer Carpet, Tile, Paint, H/A.
Move-In Ready. A ViewYou'll Get Used To!
6-POINTS!
Diplomat #604, 2BR/2BA, 1450SF, New Car-
pet, Tile & Paint. Breathtaking Open Water
View. Priced to Go All The Way at $174,900!
Jamison #211, 2/2 Furnished. Bring Your
Toothbrush. Neat & Sweet at $124,900.
Dover #207, 1/1, Pet Friendly, Walk to Gulfport
Beach. RALLY TIME AT $99,900!
Call Bill Sampson, Jr. Today! BAIRD REALTY
GROUP, 727-776-7280.

BUCKINGHAM #904- 2BR/2BA, W/D, In-
cludes crown molding, mirrored wall, kitchen
appliances, new storm windows, open tiled
balcony, full view of bay, beautiful sunsets, 4
pools, tennis courts, clubhouse for many ac-
tivties. Reduced to $245,000. For Viewing call
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PASADENA ESTATES- 3BR/2BA Home,
1364SF, Master Suite, Tile, Pergo, Fenced &
Alley Access $148,500 Call Today The Sun
Team, 727-345-0099
TOWN SHORES 1BR DELUXE-Fairfax Build-
ing, Wonderful Water View in a Great Building
$124,900 727-420-4214
SALE OR TRADE- 2BR/2BA, 1100SF 55+,
Northside Condo, 2nd Floor Minutes to Gulf-
port Large Closet/Florida Room Pets OK,
elevator, Friendly Community Park-Like Set-
ting LowTaxes/Maintenance Fees $57,000 or
Trade for Your First Floor Pet Friendly in Town
Shores or Bay Island area Up to $35,000 Max
to You for Exchange 727-545-1026
CEMETARY LOTS- (2) at Royal Palm $2600
O B O call 644-5363
2BR/1BA/2CG BLOCK-Art Village, Beauti-
ful Yard, Privacy Fence, Screen Porch, Alley
Access, Some Updates, Must See' $199,900
727-698-3584
2BR/2BA 2ND FLOOR CONDO- 55+, Almost
1000SF, Newly Renvoated Pond view, W/D
Hookup, C/H/A Clubhouse, Shuffleboard, Etc
$59,900 727-541-7943
FURNISHED MOBILE HOME- 1BR/1BA,
55+, Carport, shed, W/D, No pets, Causeway
Village $4000 508-333-1956
NORTH ST. PETE- 3BR Mobile Home, 750SF
2 New AC's, Double Roof, On-Site Pool, Near
Park. Price $6K Rick. 727-459-5992


CONDO BAY ISLAND-Waterview Beautiful,
Peaceful Gated Community Pools, Tennis,
Clubhouse, Marina Large 1BR/1 5BA, w/Bal-
cony Overlooking Dolphins Playing Start Liv-
ing the Good Life' Small Pets OK Priced Un-
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3043 57th Ave. N. St Petersburg
Both units fully occupied.
Front unit 2Br, 1Ba, full kitchen. $850
Back unit, 1Br, 1Ba, full kitchen. $400

$99,900

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TOWN SHORES OF GULFPORT CONDO'S AVAILABLE 55+ COMMUNITY
Eton #410, 2br, 2 btI standard condo, water views from balcony. Located close to the Clubhouse & pool area. Clean
and well maintained. Owners motivated/recently lowered price. ........................$105,000 MLS #738926
Eton #402, water views, 1 bed 1 bath deluxe, updated kitchen, newer front doors, carport
.................................................................... $10,000 Owner Motvated! MLS #7358929
Eton #203,1 br/1 bth deluxe, some updates, move In condition, curb parking. One of the lowest priced In Town Shores
.................................................................................................. $79,000 Owner Motivated! MLS #7347668
Embassy #808, Beautifully updated deluxe 1 bed, 1.5 bath gorgeous waterfront views. Wide open floor plan, 1170
sq foot, well priced @ ................................................................................................................................$179,000
Embassy #312, Lrg Comer Unit (2210 sq. ft) Gorgeous south westerly views, 2br/2bth, new paint, tile, updated
kitchen w/sub zero refrlg, glass cabinets, Inside laundry room. The master bathroom has been completely updated with
Hurricane shutters, Corian counter tops, new mirrored glass doors, new shower, sinks and toilet. Carport included........
............................................ ............... .................................. Excellent Buy at $299,900 MLS #7333114
Embassy 6112, Lrg Comer Unit (2210 sq. ft) Fabulous wide open water views, 2br/2.5bths, Large open floor plan
freshly painted and has inside laundry room for your convenience, Hurricane shutters...................... ..............
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Embuwsy #409 1 Br/1.5bth, open water views, beautifully fumished, dog friendly 201bs min., Hurricane shutters.
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